MacGregor has a reputation of being a one of the original golf club manufacturers that has managed to keep its head above water in today’s technology saturated industry. For that, it deserves some plaudits.
MacGregor is continuing the tradition with its new DCT elite driver, fairway woods and hybrids, and impresses with its ability to keep product prices down in a market where a driver is considered a ‘bargain’ if it is cheaper than £300. It would be fair to say that although technology has inevitably moved forward, having an unprecedented impact on the game, the price of this progression may have just got out of our proverbial hands.
With an impressive RRP of £79.99, MacGregor claims that the new DCT elite driver offers an excellent blend of value, technology and performance. It has a modern looking 460cc titanium head with an expanded sweetspot, to deliver golfers of all abilities notable power and forgiveness. Available in standard lofts of 10.5 and 12, the head had been designed to create a high MOI for increased stability at impact.
The DCT elite driver also features an ultra-thin face that MacGregor claim will help generate increased ball speeds resulting in ‘booming’ drives. Finishing touches to the new model include a lightweight graphite shaft and premium, soft compound MacGregor grip.
The DCT elite fairway woods come in #3 and #5 options, in 15° and 18° of loft. With another wallet-friendly RRP of £49.99, the clubs feature a larger profile design and shallow face, giving confidence to golfers from both tee and turf. Manufactured from stainless steel, the power channel sole is also said to help generate increased ball speeds for those looking for a few extra yards.
With the aim of helping players launch the ball powerfully from any lie on the course, the MacGregor DCT elite hybrids are available in lofts of 21° and 24°. At the same retail price as the fairway woods, there is no doubting that these clubs offer great value for money as well as inspiring confidence in those who struggle with their long irons. The shallow face, high MOI design and power channel combine to improve launch from a variety of lies. As with the driver and fairway woods, the DCT elite hybrids come with lightweight graphite shaft and soft compound MacGregor grip.
MacGregor claims that either separately or as a combination, the DCT elite driver, woods and hybrids can help players, find or re-find confidence in their long game.
Although given out quite regularly in today’s society, there are no OBE’s up for grabs for noticing the golf industry is littered with audacious claims of a similar kind. In this case, it may not be true for ‘all kinds of golfers’. However, it may offer your bank balance more confidence and the knowledge that MacGregor has won 59 Major Tournaments shows they clearly know how to make a decent golf club.