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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Review High Heat 257+ Driver By Knuth Golf - Go Time Golf

Go Time Golf Review: Knuth Golf High Heat Driver 257+ Technology
Name of Manufacturer: Knuth Golf www.KnuthGolf.com

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Name of Product: High Heat 257+ Drivers with Premium Fujikura Shafts 
Overview:  We tested the Original High Heat Drivers in 2016 and that review can be found on our blog. Since that time the team at Knuth Golf  has been very busy trying to improve on what may have been the best driver on the market. Could they do it? Please keep reading and we are sure you will find out!

Here's more about Knuth Golf: Knuth Golf, Inc. was formed for the single purpose of developing outstanding high-quality golf clubs that are designed from the ground-up for the amateurs who have significantly different swing speeds and performance needs compared to Tour Pros in order to improve their performance and enjoyment of the game. 

Given these objectives, with Dean Knuth’s historic inventive nature and born out of his nearly 40 years of love for and commitment to amateur golf (see Dean Knuth's biography), he invented the Optimal CG Game Changer and Fire Zone Face Technologies which were engineered into the 2015 High Heat driver named "best" for amateurs by several media, including Sports Illustrated, and by us.  Dean was named "The Top Innovator Of Golf In The Industry" by Golf, Inc. Magazine for his new Technologies.

Dean’s partner, Stephen Trattner, had been the USGA’s intellectual property attorney where he worked closely with Dean during his 16-year tenure at the USGA. Since then, Steve has been instrumental in the development and testing of Dean’s patented and patent pending technology in the High Heat driver.

As with Dean, Steve shares a deep commitment to the game of golf, which stems from his long representation of the USGA and several famous golf resorts, including among others Pebble Beach and Pinehurst.

When co-founder Dean Knuth invented the USGA Course and Slope Rating Systems, he learned amateurs would reduce their scores the most with increased greens in regulation (“GIRs”). But to accomplish this goal required clubs designed for them instead of Tour pros and such clubs had to be far more forgiving than any of the major brands. He decided to design such clubs.

That is why:
  • The original High Heat driver’s center of gravity was 25% deeper and 18% lower than any of the major brands for greater forgiveness resulting in more fairways, distance, and GIRs;
  • Their Optimal Center of Gravity Technology was named the “best of any new technology of any club” because you “do not need a physics degree to know how much this will help amateur golfers compared to the major brands,” wrote Gary Van Sickle of Sports Illustrated;
  • Their original metal woods which they introduced in 2016-17 had titanium faces which provided much more distance and forgiveness for more GIRs and lower scores compared to any of the major brands which used steel faces. Steel faces have very little trampoline effect on off-center hits resulting in a significant loss of distance and is often the sole reason why amateurs' metal approach shots fall short of the green approximately 50% of the time, and unlike the Tour Pros end up with bogies or worse 80-90% of the time.
  • High Heat's original driver which we tested and loved and original metal woods were named every year the “best” by multiple media, and their customers raved about landing in more fairways, more distance, more GIRs and lower scores.
  • High Heat's  original technology was engineered into their High Heat 257+ drivers and metal woods which are now even much better for amateurs than major brands. That’s because they are the only clubs with a higher trampoline effect outside the center of the face, compared to the center of the face which is permitted by a 2016 USGA Equipment Rule Change.

  •  Knuth Golf's novel 3 Trampoline Technology creates additional distance on all shots outside the center of the face. So much so that it results in the ultimate forgiveness for the same distance across the face for increased driving and metal woods distances for far more GIRs. If you keep track of your scoring you know, like Dean found, more GIRs  result is much lower scores.
  • This novel 3-Trampoline Face Technology was called “the most significant new technology since the introduction of titanium faces almost 25 years ago,” by Tony Leodora of NBC Sports TV and ESPN radio. So, these clubs accomplished what others thought was impossible having more trampoline effect for more ball speed outside the center of the face compared to the center of the face. Independent media launch monitor tests and rave reviews by media, teaching pros and customers confirm the benefits of the award winning technologies.

  • Ultimate forgiveness for consistent distance across the face for each club;
  • “Average” distances coming close to your “best” distances unaided by wind;
  • Much more off-center driving distance so less need to lay up and having shorter approach shots to the green;
  • Increased accuracy for more fairways;
  • Consistently getting the ball up high in the air on your metal wood approach shots;
  • Increased metal wood distances and accuracy for more greens in regulation;
  • Approach shots that land softly on greens and do not roll off for more greens in regulation;
  • Line Up Mark to assist in hitting in the center of the face;
  • More confidence with these clubs;
  • More confidence in the rest of your game;
  • Lower scores;
  • Reduced handicap; and 
  • Much more fun.


Looks & Feel:  
The Look of The High Heat 257+ is very close to the model we tested a few years back.  With that said, it has a very appealing look, sets up to the ball as good as any in the industry and the "mirror" face is noticed by all. The black metallic head and white alignment guide are different than most but scream confidence when you are ready to tee off. Next, my first drive produced a sound like none other! A sound that says "You hit that one well" and everyone on the range took a look!  The sound remains the same on center struck drives and those out towards toe or heel. The Sound, The Sound, THE SOUND! - Everyone who tested this driver Loved The Sound almost as much as the driver. More on that in a bit!

Performance & Playability: Before you read on ask yourself (be Honest as I know you will) How Often do you hit the sweet spot on your current driver? If you hit more towards the toe or heel how much distance does that cost you? If you hit it a bit low on club face what happens? How many fairways do you hit per round on perfect sweet spot strikes? How many fairways do you miss? How much distance do you lose on mis-hit drives

So... Here's what all -- that's right ALL our testers found with this driver.

Hitting a ball low on the face had ZERO loss (some had gains) in distance. Hitting a ball on the toe or heel produced much straighter shots than their current driver with approximately the same great distance across the face. Flushed shots flew farther than their current driver with anywhere from 5-20 yards in distance gain because they are the only brand that has taken advantage of the new USGA rule. Kudos to them for designing a driver that will produce excellent results for the amateur golfer!

Innovation: It's obvious that Knuth Golf set out to design and develop top quality clubs that would deliver incredible results to amateur golfers. Their products are designed to be longer, straighter and more forgiving for amateurs with lower swing speed than the Tour Pros. That profile covers most of you who are reading this review and anyone looking to improve their game. 

Again, LONGER, STRAIGHTER & MORE FORGIVING! All of which I found to be 100% TRUE!

Technology: We are sure that you now understand that Technology is "The Driver Behind This Driver"!

Pros: There's finally a driver available for the amateur golfers that will allow you to hit more fairways with extra distance which means you should hit more greens and score better! Your mis-hits will go farther and straighter than your current driver - GUARANTEED! YES GUARANTEED! 

CONS: Only available on line - who cares you probably do the majority of shopping on line and it comes with a Full 30 Day Guarantee.

Go Time Golf Factor:  This one is simple - GET IT NOW and watch your game improve and your scores come down! We can't wait to test the 3 wood and hybrid! It's Go Time!

Tester Feedback:

Thomas (56) - This Driver out performs my current driver by a bunch. Gained about 10 yards on good hits, 20+ on all my mis-hits and kept the ball on the grid with all shots. Oh and the sound - I LOVE IT!

Marc (48) - I heard this driver being hit on range and had to see what was making that distinct sound of power. I was amazed at shots not in the center of the club face - you think you pured one until you look at where it was on the face. I hit a few bad drives but was surprised and happy with the results.

Garrett (31) - The High Heat 257+ launches the ball and is as forgiving as they get. Mis-hit? what mis-hit? If one of the major brands created this they would charge $850.00 for it. 
Worth its weight in Gold.

Ben (Won't Tell) - We all want distance.... We all want accuracy.... We all want more fairways...
Now, we all want High Heat! Does Nolan Ryan know about this driver?

Pat (51) - My driver is over 10 years old. I have tried many at golf stores and left my trusty TM in bag. Time to bury old trusty and step up to HH 257+. One Great Driver!

Kenny (42) - Love it, Love it, Love it! Now have to hide some cash from wife and get it!

Matt - (49) - If you want to improve you shots off the tee check this bad boy out ASAP. Great performing driver, looks awesome and delivers excellent results.

Stay Tuned as we add more tester feedback on the High Heat 257+ metal woods!!


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Go Time Golf - Review KBS C-Taper Lite Limited Edition Black Shafts

Go Time Golf Review: KBS C-Taper Lite Limited Edition Black Shafts

Tested: C-Taper Lite Limited Edition Black Shafts

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Overview: I am a huge fan of KBS Shafts and have played their TOUR Series, TOUR 90s, HI-REV Wedge shafts and C-Taper Lites in the past. As my game changed (due to age and lack of playing), I found that the proper fitment and having the right shaft allowed me to gain distance, increase accuracy and improve my scores quickly. I recently received a set of Titleist AP3s Limited Edition Black Set of irons. They came stock with True Temper AMT (Ascending Mass Technology) Black Shafts. These shafts are not for me! I struggled with distance, accuracy and feel so they really didn't last long! Two rounds to be exact! I really wanted black shafts and began the search. My first stop was  KBS as I had C-Taper Lites in a set of Titleist I previously had in the bag and loved them! When I saw that they had them available in a "Limited Edition Black" I immediately placed the order! Now the waiting game to get them and then have them installed by the team at Hot Stix...

From KBS: The C-Taper Lite shaft incorporates proven KBS performance benefits in a lighter weight design. Featuring a constant taper design and proportionate increase in wall thickness, the KBS C-Taper Lite optimizes energy transfer for maximum distance.

KBS Shafts are made for every kind of golfer, from amateurs to professionals. Find your fit on our site or by any of our fitting partners to see which KBS shaft fits your game.

Have you heard of the KBS Golf Shafts Golf Experience in Carlsbad, CA? It's a new way to look at fitting: any head, any brand, shafted with KBS shafts that work for you. They have more shaft options than you could imagine. 

"At the core of KBS is a dedication to shaft fitting. We offer a product for every level of golfer from juniors to Tour professionals."


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Review by Go Time Golf:

Looks: Let's start with the "stealth" look of the "Limited Edition Black" C-Taper Lite Shafts. They scream custom, minimize any glare in the sunny Arizona climate and are the center of attention when you pull a club out of the bag. I had mine finished off with a set of Golf Pride MCC (New Decade MultiCompound) white and black grips of course! A Huge Thank You to the team at Hot Stix for setting these up to perfection - spined, soft stepped once, tipped to add a little stiffness, 1/4 inch longer and labels down. Let's see what the results are - after everything is dry!

Feel: The first wedge shot told me these were far superior shafts (for me) compared to what I removed from the AP3s. They have an extremely "smooth" feel all the way through the swing. I can feel the shaft releasing energy through impact and for me the weight is spot on for my swing. As I continue to hit all my irons I notice much of the same feel from my wedge to 4 iron. These shafts are very consistent regardless of what club is in your hand. If you miss one off the toe or heel they tell you in a subtle way verses sending a tremor through your body. While I'm in love with them - you may prefer a shaft that's heavier, has more/less spin, higher/lower trajectory or a different feel that's why KBS has many others to choose from!

Performance/Playability: I prefer a little higher ball flight and really wanted a bit more distance throughout the bag. The KBS C-Taper Lites delivered both! I added 6-8 yards per club (from stock shafts) and I was at my desired trajectory with every iron. These shafts are very accurate/consistant and my little draw was going where I wanted it to. While the range was fun I couldn't wait to hit the course to see what they do under pressure in a skins game! I specifically keep track of what club I hit into greens when I play. I had my 4-GW fit with these shafts and I hit 11 of 13 greens in round one! In round two much of the same hitting 12 of 14 greens with the same clubs. This is a one to three greens in regulation improvement from prior shafts. Overall after just two rounds I am extremely impressed and happy with the performance of the KBS C-Taper Lite Shafts. I will be swapping out my other wedges next to KBS Shafts.

In our opinion KBS is The Leader in golf shaft innovation and technology and has been for a Long Time. Their shafts have wins on every Professional Golf Tour and continue to win Tournaments! They have shafts to suit everyone's game with various weights, trajectories, spin rates and more. KBS constantly introduces new shafts to the public that provide the latest technology and materials. Whether it's irons, wedges, putters, graphite or limited edition shafts you are looking for - KBS Golf Shafts has you covered! 

VERY SIMPLE - PLAYER DRIVEN. TOUR PROVEN. KBS Golf Shafts has a shaft that will improve your game. They are available at most fitting facilities (if not visit theirs), most club manufactures offer them as a stock or custom option and for you CUSTOM freaks like me they have you covered!

Cons: NONE - I repeat NONE!

Go Time Factor: It's Go Time! Hit More Greens, Dial in your Trajectory & Spin, find the Perfect Shaft Weight, Gain some Distance, Improve your Accuracy, Customize your Shafts and Lower Your Scores with KBS Golf Shafts!

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