In our business we have learned to always expect the unexpected. Another thing we have learned is that there is more to club making than what we hear and see from the big OEM club makers. One thing we have to remember is that everybody has to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the USGA and R&A. But what makes everyone unique is how they use different materials and science (yes science) to meet these regulations to make their own golf equipment. Not just make their own line of clubs but to try and make their clubs better than the competition. Flying under the radar since the mid 80's but winning golf tournaments since 1916, PowerBilt has been quietly re-inventing the way golf clubs are built with one simple symbol, N. That's Nitrogen by the way.
Last month I was lucky enough to test the new Air Force One N7 DFX driver for GolfBalled.com. The N7 DFX, which stands for Deep Face Extreme, is "Nitrogen Charged" and has a clubface that is 5 mm deeper than the previous version. So what you get from that combo is a club with a bigger sweet spot, reduced spin and more distance off the face.
No, this is not an old spice commercial this is a real product in the golf world. The crew at PowerBilt have created a nitrogen infused driver. With the nitrogen being inside of the driver head, compression of the ball to driver becomes increased causing you to add not only more distance to the ball but increase the control of the ball as well. The nitrogen filled driver head is a big draw to this club and I have to admit that it did not disappoint. The head has a titanium forged body and face with a 2.8 mm face thickness. The face has one of the thinnest face thicknesses on the market today.