The Hybrids Test 2014: Dunlop DP1
Tech: Unique rails and V-shaped concavity on the sole allow the club to slice through the rough whilst maintaining club speed.
What we said... James Ridyard: “The head is compact but rounded, like an old 5 or 7-wood design. It’s easy to align thanks to stripe, but the textured finish is off putting.” Joel Tadman: “Would be better if the arrow on the crown pointed towards the target. A lot going on on top but it felt ok and was easy enough to control.” Peter Ward: “Struggled to get significant distance, shots I thought I hit well dropped short of where I was expecting.” Ross Nichols: “It felt solid from the middle with a high flight. You really know about the bad ones. Not long enough from heel-to-toe for me.”
Pros: Versatile shape with a decent feel.
Cons: Unusual finish and lacks distance.
The numbers: Distance consistency: 9 Dispersion: 8 Looks: 5.5 Feel: 6 Forgiveness: 6 Versatility: 7.5
TG Rating: 7/10
Details: Lofts: 21° only. Contact: www.sportsdirect.com