Want a middle ground between feel and forgiveness? Club-makers including Wilson and Cobra sell perimeter-weighted forgings that blend elegance and playability. Still, Woods's forged Titleist irons, which a company spokesman says will be "very pricey" if and when they hit the U.S. market, may soon be bigger news. They will cost more than some compact cars. Too bad so few players will be skilled enough to steer them.
The Best Jack
Golf nut Jack Nicholson occasionally practices at Studio City Golf, a par-3 course near Los Angeles. "Remember when he was in the news for slamming a club through another motorist's windshield? I taught him that move," jokes head pro Ron del Barrio. Saturday Night Live alumni Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman also played the course, and after Hartman's death on May 28, golfers at Studio City remembered the day when the Joker himself made a fourth for the threesome of comics. All three did their best Nicholson impressions, but Hartman won the day. "He was the only one whose Jack made Jack laugh," del Barrio says. ?