Comes fitted with a graphite shaft and standard grip.
460cc driver – the large head provides a bigger hitting surface. Weight is moved towards the perimeter. That translates to greater forgiveness on off-center hits.
Lower center of gravity helps you launch it higher.
The combination of large head, greater MOI, lower CG gets you going on every hole. Even if you mis-hit, you can get the ball going in the general direction.
Usually such well made drivers cost $100 or higher. The designers wanted to make a driver that is not as expensive but still has similar characteristics. They decided to make the clubhead out of aircraft grade forged aluminum instead of titanium.
You are probably asking “What does the player give up in comparison to a similarly sized titanium driver?”
The forgiveness is no different since the head is hollow and all of the weight is in the perimeter. Where the difference lies is in the face thickness and subsequently the ball velocity off of the face. Most titanium drivers have a thin 3mm face or perhaps thinner. An aluminum face has to be much thicker to withstand the force of striking a ball therefore there is a slight drop off in ball speed coming off the club.
Where the modern driver is just below the 0.830 COR limit set forth by the USGA, the Tour Gear driver would be in the neighborhood of 0.800 or roughly what the older 250cc stainless steel drivers measured. What does this amount to in layman’s terms? Figuring the beginning player, if it is a male swinging close to 85 MPH – he might only give up 5 yards with all else being the same, which isn’t much especially when you consider the price difference. That is what makes this a great value.