HAYDEN, Idaho – Henry-Griffitts-a 27-year-old custom-clubfitting company owned by aboutGolf, the world leader in indoor golf simulator technology-continues to take fairway wood technology to the next level with the introduction of its new Praxis Fairway Wood Series.
The Praxis Fairway Wood Series combines Henry-Griffitts’ Principal Axis Technology with its consistent testing processes, resulting in a head design that benefits from a thin, lightweight, super-hard Carpenter Custom 455 Stainless Steel face produced in the United States by Carpenter Steel. Custom 455, a high-tensile strength material, provides a superior weight-to-strength ratio that permits a thin, light face to be plasma welded to the 17-4 stainless steel body. The combination of this advanced welding technique and lighter face construction allows more weight to be located in the sole, thereby lowering the center of gravity.
“The Praxis Fairway Wood Series combines the latest technology with a great look that gives us our most outstanding line of fairway woods ever,” says Randall Henry, H-G’s President. “Golfers will be ready to put new confidence into their bags.”
The new Praxis woods also boast a brass sole insert, adding to the low center of gravity. This design feature effectively provides optimal launch angles from all of the five available lofts-15.5, 18.5, 21.5, 24.5 and 28.5 degrees. The results are excellent launch angles and great ball speed with maximum distance and control.
Henry-Griffitts is leading in another design theory. Its foundry has been able to control clubhead production to a point where H-G can adjust the lie angle and face angle of its fairway woods. This ability has taken years to perfect and allows H-G to offer more options than other manufacturers. Recently, H-G’s fairway wood models have been adjustable for lie angle. Now it is applying that adjustability factor to the face angles.
“Randy Henry’s testing over the past couple of years indicates we can accomplish even better ball flight results for our clients by providing heads that can be square, open or closed,” Randall Henry says. “It opens up a new aspect of fitting. This is different approach to our past offerings of offset and non-offset woods and we know it will work even better.”
The Praxis also features significantly improved cosmetics. A PVD process changes the color of the sole, face and hosel, then is further enhanced by a unique painting technique that provides a spectacular look.
The lie of the Praxis Fairway Wood Series is adjustable from 3 degrees up to 3 degrees flat and the face angle is adjustable from 3 degrees open to 3 degrees closed. The weight is adjustable depending on the shaft length and material. The woods carry a bulge of 14 degrees and roll of 12 degrees.
“When you match Praxis fairway heads up with the correct lie angle, face angle, shaft length, shaft flex and weight-with the help of your HG Certified Teacher-there will be no way to beat them,” Henry says. “Golfers will love the new looks, the feel, the sound and especially the results.”
PRAXIS FAIRWAY WOOD SERIES DESIGN PARAMETERS:
PRINCIPAL AXIS TECHNOLOGY
THIN, LIGHTWEIGHT, SUPER-HARD CUSTOM 455 STEEL FACE
Allows for a lower center of gravity, optimizing launch angle
Provides penetrating ball flight for optimal distance
Provides great sound and feel
Provides great control
Helps control backspin
BRASS SOLE INSERT
Lowers center of gravity
Optimizes launch angle for optimal distance
Helps control backspin
BRASS SOLE INSERT SHAPE AND LOCATION
Helps provide for a great feel
DEEPER FACE DESIGN
Provides visual confidence
Performs from any lie
ADJUSTABLE LIE ANGLES
Optimizes centered contact
Eliminates club-induced misdirection
Eliminates club-induced sidespin
ADJUSTABLE FACE ANGLES
Increases control of launch angle and trajectory
Increases directional control