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LYNX PREDATOR II £199.00
At 380cc the Lynx Predator II has a small club head that manages to capture the smart look of an earlier age in driver evolution. The simple metallic colour scheme creates an eye catching but understated elegance.
Lynx have designed a 15% stronger Alpha-Beta forged face that should generate a few extra yards.
On a good day the Lynx Predator II will perform well. A strong, medium trajectory ball flight provides impressive distance. But not every day is good and when struck poorly this driver will make you aware of just how bad you are. For this reason, the Lynx Predator II is best suited to golfers who consistently strike a good ball from the tee.
TOTAL GOLF VERDICT
For £199 the Lynx Predator II has the look of a more expensive, stylish club. Unfortunately, with the drop in price comes a fall in forgiveness. As it performs admirably when struck well this is a driver for a low handicap golfer who can rely on a consistent strike from the tee.
Neil has worked for Golf Monthly for over 15-years. Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. Neil is currently a 3-handicap golfer who has played the game for as long as he can remember. In his role at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points.
In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing all new drivers and is part of a team testing golf balls. He is able to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!"
Neil is currently playing: Driver: Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
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