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| Cape Cod Times

Boccieri Golf, which has had success with its Heavy Putter, has added drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons to its line. The Control Series products all feature the counter-weighted technology that made the putter and heavy wedges popular.

The new gear created a buzz at the PGA Merchandise Show earlier in the year. “While most manufacturers are going lighter, we've defied convention by engineering these clubs with a 50-gram back weight in the butt-end of the shaft and heavier heads,” said Stephen Boccieri, company president and CEO. The sales pitch promises improved tempo and stability, and the additional mass in the head creates greater force at impact, leading to more distance and accuracy.

Don't let the extra weight scare you off. You're not toting a sledge hammer dressed up as a driver. In fact, it's a traditional looking club with a standard 460cc titanium head, and while there is a feeling extra weight, it's balanced and barely perceivable. But the results are noticeable. The driver is available in 9, 10 and HL or “High Launch” (12.5) lofts. The driver lists for $399.99; www.boccierigolf.com.

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