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Heavy Driver Really Kills Golf Balls

| Calgary Herald |

It goes against all thinking in golf but former nuclear engineer and scratch player Stephen Boccieri just might have the next hot product.

Boccieri, not surprisingly, is the founder of Boccieri Golf and he made some noise a couple of years ago when he introduced the Heavy Putter. Several members of the PGA Tour, not to mention countless others, took to it right away.

Last year, it was the Heavy Wedge (a dandy, too) using the same technology of employing the use of a back weight under the grip.

Both those clubs were noticeable heavier than your usual run-of-the-mill putters and wedges but were beautifully balanced.

Now the company has launched an entire set, right from the Heavy Driver through woods, hybrids and irons. Long lineups at the recent PGA Merchandise show in Orlando, Fla., indicated golfers had been anxiously awaiting the product and, from all reviews, none were disappointed.

Well, it so happens we’ve managed to get our hands on a Heavy Driver and now fully understand what all the fuss is about.

Loaded with an Alida graphite shaft, a 460cc head weighing 208 grams (plus 50 grams of counter weight in the butt end) and checking in with a wickedly light swing weight of C3, the Heavy Driver is, to sum it up bluntly, sweet.

Now we don’t pretend to understand some of the intricate technology that goes into clubmaking, settling instead for the result, and what we can tell you about the Heavy Driver is that it kills golf balls. We got that same feeling of the ball exploding off the club face as we have with other drivers we’ve tested, including Taylor-Made, Adams, Ping and Callaway.

If BG’s driver is heavier, then the balance must counteract for any additional weight because, quite frankly, it feels no different during the swing. Additonally, the process apparently helps keep the club on plane better and makes it more difficult to push it out or bring it over the top like many golfers do.

Darned if we know what the launch angle, spin rate and carry yardage were because we didn’t have one of those high-tech devices that measure such numbers. All we know is that it sent the ball high into the sky and deep down range. Perhaps no further or faster than other makes but it’s certainly worth giving it a swing.

If the rest of the clubs are anything like the Heavy Driver, which carries a suggested retail price of $399 US, then Boccieri Golf just might have a big winner on its hands. The driver, and remainder of the line which doesn’t come in left-handed, hopefully will soon surface in local retail stores and pro shops.

In the meantime, you can check out the product at www.boccierigolf.com.

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