FrontRunners: Grand Slammers

  • Jeremy Kutner

Nearly 75 years after Bobby Jones achieved golfing immortality by winning the Grand Slam as an amateur, the Bobby Jones Golf Co. (866.
858.5522) is releasing a set of drivers and fairway woods intended to capture the icon’s polish and talent. The clubs’ creators, however, insist that the limited-release metal woods are not showpieces. “I don’t want to hear that these clubs are collector’s items,” says designer Jesse Ortiz. “These dogs hit.”

Ortiz, a 40-year industry veteran, has incorporated into the Bobby Jones Collection clubs some innovations that their namesake could never have envisioned. The designer experimented with a variety of metals to reposition weight in the heads and then paired them with a 47-gram graphite shaft built by Japanese company Fujikura. The result is a series of woods that look good while hitting long.

The new concept suggests that Bentley is gunning for the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé…
Patrick Gosling
The McLaren GTR Driver Program puts P1 GTR owners on the track with a dedicated race team…
Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars
Robb Report runs the all-new sports car through its paces at the Laguna Seca raceway…
Photo by Scott Williamson/ www.photodesignstudios.com; Automobile courtesy Boulevard Motorcar Company
1948 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet. The Delahaye Narval, the fantastic...
The new bike was put through its paces during a ride around California’s Salton Sea...
When the fourth-annual Austrian Alpine Rally set off from the starting line in Vienna on the...
Photo by UWE@FISCHER
The new “sport activity coupe,” as BMW calls it, drives with a nimbleness that defies its size…
Photo by Richard Prince
Chevy’s new supercar aims to redefine the American muscle car…
Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLc are soaring at auction...
The nearly 1,000 cc motorcycles draw inspiration from Yamaha’s seven-figure MotoGP race bike…