Joseph Montoro a 45-year-old 11-handicapper from Miami has some talent thanks to a background in baseball and a clubhead speed that hits 104 mph with the driver. With his current off-the-rack clubs his tendency was to miss a lot of shots to the right—fine when you’re advancing a runner to third but not when you’re aiming for fairways and greens. Joseph also felt that given his speed he was leaving yards on the table.
The big differences between the AVX and the Pro V1 and Pro V1x is the spin rate trajectory and feel it provides. The AVX is the lowest-spinning and lowest-flying of the three models and it also offers the softest compression.
The AVX is a premium priced (same as Pro V1 and Pro V1x) multi-layer model with a cast urethane cover meaning it’s what would commonly be referred to as a “Tour” model.
The new GAPR clubs are of interest to a lot of folks and for good reason as they do what they’re designed to do very well. The simple answer to your question is yes the GAPR line is designed for any player who needs to bridge the gap between their longest iron and shortest fairway wood which in reality is pretty much everyone.
Last year’s PGA champion Justin Thomas grabbed his third victory of the season at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational via a final-round 69 and 15-under-par total.