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Lynx Prowler VT Driver with Switch-Face Technology: The first driver to feature interchangeable club faces



Lynx Golf has launched its new Prowler VT Driver featuring Switch-Face Technology, the first driver on the market to feature interchangeable club faces.

The Prowler VT Driver, through Switch-Face Technology, uses interchangeable faces, allowing golfers the ability to adjust the true loft of their club.

Unlike other adjustable drivers, which change loft by rotating the clubhead around the hosel, the new driver from Lynx possesses an entirely removable face that is secured to the clubhead via attachment screws. According to the company, this feature allows golfers to change the true loft of the hitting surface while keeping the clubhead square to the ball.

At launch, the company offers faces in five different lofts (8,9,10,11 and 12) with varying open and closed settings (2-degrees closed, 1-degree closed, square, 1-degree open and 2-degrees open), giving golfers 25 different face and loft angles, with more to come.

Speaking on the impact that the new technology will have, CEO and co-owner of Lynx Golf, Steve Elford stated

“Lynx has always been a brand that pushed the boundaries of equipment design in order to help players of all skill levels improve. Switch-Face Technology represents the latest in a long line of innovations that have changed the world of golf clubs for the better”

The Prowler VT features an increased MOI, made possible by re-distributing weight once occupied by an adjustable hosel to the perimeter of the driver head via the face’s attachment screws.

The Effective Energy Transfer within each club face aims to provide golfers with increased ball speed and greater forgiveness, through the system equally dispersing the ball’s impact force throughout the hitting surface.

The Prowler VT with Switch-Face Technology will be sold with a free face of the customer’s choice, with individual face’s available separately. The new driver from Lynx comes in Orange/Black or White/Black colorways, and each one comes with a UST Mamiya Recoil shaft and a Golf Pride MCC Plus4 Grip. However, additional shaft and grip options are available at a charge.


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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag



  1. Shanks Happen

    Jan 23, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Ever since they refused to renew their sponsorship of Club Pro Guy, I have boycotted Lynx.

  2. bbb

    Jan 23, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Performance and value of the idea aside…, calling this, 5 screw bracket plate, a “Technology” just downgrades the whole golf equipment industry.

  3. Geoff Lyon

    Jan 23, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    I think it’s interesting how people will torch this idea with never hitting the club. Yet, if it was put out by their favorite manufacturer, it would be revolutionary and great (again without them ever hitting a ball with the club). I’ve not had a chance to hit any of their new offerings that were released in Europe. The bag of Lynx clubs that Laura Davies won the Sr. Women’s open definitely looked interesting. Lynx did make some very good clubs way back when, maybe this is going to help with a resurgence.

    • vic

      Jan 23, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      I agree. Lynx has more exposure in Europe and is very popular there as I understand. No reason not to give this a go we do most everything else with the Big Boys already. I could see changing the face up or down without impacting the lie of the club. Simple logic and easy to do without dropping $600+ on the “newest technology.”

  4. George

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    I‘d like to see the ballflight on my typical low heel miss.

  5. Dexter

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Has Lynx ever made anything good? I remember a friend was selling a set of Lynx irons that he couldn’t hit. I tried them, I couldn’t hit them either. Another friend tried, he couldn’t hit them either … the were truly the worst golf club I’d ever tried.

    • frank cichon

      Jan 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Maybe LOT I played them back in the 70’s….they were good clubs….Ask Couples

    • Buck

      Jan 23, 2019 at 5:51 pm

      Lynx was awesome back in th 90s, ask Fred couples and Ernie Ells

  6. ~j~

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    While I find the driver visually clunky with all those screws in the face, I like the concept of an adjust driver face. I’m not familar with other brands who did this, but didn’t TM do this with a wedge a few years back (replaceable face?).

    Not it’d be recommended, but what if the entire bulge roll / loft could all be set by the user. A clubface that is fully pivotable yet solid enough to still hit max COR.

    I’m still waiting for ‘adjustable irons’ to come out at some point also.. Only so much more they can do to ‘entice’ or market t6hese things now-a-days…

  7. Dencaddie

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:44 am

    So much for “hitting it on the screws”.

  8. Brandon

    Jan 23, 2019 at 10:05 am

    They aren’t the first with this technology. DnA golf has had this for years!

    • nads

      Jan 23, 2019 at 10:42 am

      So funny! Way to put the idiot Gianni in his place!

      • Brandon

        Jan 23, 2019 at 10:56 am

        I don’t think Gianni is an idiot, and I certainly didn’t mean to imply such. I was just offering a correction. DnA is not a huge company and he may not have known about it. Or Lynx fed him some faulty info. Either way, not a big deal, just something for consideration.

    • David

      Jan 23, 2019 at 11:08 am

      The DNA face was only removable, not interchangable with other lofts. Very big difference. The article is correct.

  9. KD

    Jan 23, 2019 at 9:54 am


  10. bj

    Jan 23, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I find this very interesting for some reason?!!

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Whats in the Bag

Marty Jertson WITB



Marty Jertson, Ping’s Vice President of Fitting and Performance, qualified for and made the cut at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage.

Driver: Ping G410 Plus (9 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 6.5

3-wood: Ping G410 LST (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

5-wood: Ping G410 (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

Irons: Ping i500 (4, 5), Ping iBlade (6-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (50, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Ping Cadence TR Ketsch (long)

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WRX Spotlight: Ping Vault 2.0 putters



Product: Ping Vault 2.0 putters

Pitch: From Ping: “The next generation of PING’s 100%-milled putters are crafted and engineered to provide tour-caliber touch and performance through proven innovations like precision-milled, patented True Roll Technology (TR), plus a new custom-weighting system.”

Our take on Ping Vault 2.0 putters

60 years ago, a man by the name of Karsten Solheim, along with his wife Louise, started a small putter company. You might have heard of it by now: Ping.

What started in a garage with a single idea of making putting easier through design, has become a company recognized for engineering world class equipment to help golfers “Play your Best.” With countless wins around the globe, Karsten wanted a way to celebrate wins by players using Ping putters, so in the early 1970’s the gold putters were introduced.  When you have as many gold putters around as Ping, including SOLID GOLD ones for major wins (fun fact: the heaviest solid gold putter belongs to Karrie Webb, who used a PING UG-le to win the Women’s U.S. Open) you should probably have a vault to hold them all – and with that segue lets talk about the Ping Vault 2.0 Putters.

The Vault 2.0 series is everything you could ever want in a premium putter line, especially a large selection of styles and shapes to fit any stroke. From the Ketsch to the ZB no matter your stroke profile there is a model in the Vault 2.0 series for you.

In short, we love these putters! The TR milling pattern not only improves the actual roll of the ball for consistent distance control from off-center hits, but it also makes the putter sound nice and soft off the face. Adjustable weighting (from Ping) also makes sure that you get the precise weight you need based on either your length or just swing weight preference, which can be affected by grip weight (can’t forget that). And just like any series of putter from Ping, it’s important to also get the right grip.

Offering three distinct finishes in the line, including copper (not available on the Ketsch or Craz-E H) at no additional cost is another bonus for the consumer looking to change things up from “off the rack.”

Overall, the Vault 2.0 is the premium putter line you would expect from Ping. Once you find the right one it’s bound to stick around your golf bag for a long time.

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Ping Blueprint irons are officially coming to retail



After what has been much speculation they are here: Ping’s Blueprint forged blades.

Born from the idea of creating a club for the most exacting of golfers, Ping meticulously prototyped and tested in house with their tour staff and other highly skilled players on everything from preferred shots, grind, to blade size and shape. When it comes to shape, the Blueprints are one of the smallest blades on the market, but there’s some reasoning behind this.

From Ping:

“After extensive in-house research with varying head sizes, the findings revealed the theory of “aim small, miss small” was validated by many of the highly skilled players in the test, who produced tighter stat areas when hitting the more compact head.”

Only the bravest golfer will take on this 2-iron

It makes a lot of sense when you consider the fact that the more you concentrate mass, the more that mass will transfer energy when you get close to it right? It was that final design that we saw out on tour around nine months ago that has ended up becoming what we will see at retail. Tried tested and ready for fittings and finding their way into golf bags.

From Ping’s President John K Solheim:

“When we launched it on tour, a few players put it in play immediately and it wasn’t long before we had our first win. Based on a lot of their input, we were able to deliver exactly what they were looking for while expanding our iron offerings into a new category. We’re very pleased with the development process we went through and are looking forward to applying our learnings to future PING products.”

Like everything Ping, the company has gone the extra mile when it comes to engineering every last aspect of these irons. Even something as simple as a tip weight has a calculation attached to it. Just like the G410 irons, the Blueprint irons have a visible tungsten toe weight.

Let me explain: basically every iron on the market utilizes a tip weight, either inserted into the shaft or into a port in the bottom of the hosel. (We’re about to go deep into the weeds from a design standpoint but stick with me). There is 100 percent nothing wrong with OEMs using tip weights to achieve desired swing weight but when you use them you move the CG closer to the hosel/heel side of the club…not on a humanly noticeable level but certainly from a definite engineering perspective.

This is why Ping has always placed the CTP (Custom Tuning Port) in the middle of the club head, directly behind the COG. But with a forged blade this is NOT possible because it’s solid metal, but there is a way to keep that COG EXACTLY where you want it: taking the amount of needed mass, dividing it by two and placing equal amounts in the hosel and in the toe. Simple? Yes. Done by anyone else? No.

Ping Blueprint irons construction

Ping is utilizing a four-step, multi-stage process for the one-piece forging to create the Blueprint forged iron. This process provides very tight dimensional tolerance control within the compact design. The high-strength, 8620 carbon steel (same material used in the Glide forged wedges) increases the iron’s durability compared to other carbon steels, ensuring long-lasting performance. The Blueprint irons go through more than 50 steps in the manufacturing process, including milling faces and grooves to ensure quality control club after club with each and every head checked for absolute accuracy.


  • Available in 2-PW, starting at $230 per club
  • Stock shaft options: True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100), Ping AWT 2.0 (R, S, X) with all other Ping shafts available at additional cost
  • Arccos Smart Sensor grips available at an additional cost


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