LMG Sports, Inc. markets a line of fairway woods that was developed by the former LiquidMetal Golf Company. The woods carry the LiquidMetal name and feature a face insert made from the ultra-hard, ultra-smooth alloy that gave that company its name. Under intense magnification, it can be seen that this alloy has a surface containing far fewer of the tiny air pockets than are found in surfaces made from other metals. This quality promotes a decided increase in energy transfer.
Since all of our testers had essentially the same reactions to these clubs, the review for the LiquidMetal woods is an easy one to write. They are easy woods to hit well and are quite enjoyable to play. Appearance-wise, the LMG woods are very handsome to look at in the bag and at address. Feel at impact is particularly bright and crisp – a characteristic of the LiquidMetal inserts. Balls leave the face lively with a pleasant, high-pitched sound. These are dynamic, energetic woods.
As was the case with the LiquidMetal irons, balls spring off the face of the LiquidMetal woods with great enthusiasm. Trajectories are high, arched and quite long. Also, as with the irons, these LMG woods are better suited to “swingers” than to “hitters”. Smooth, easy swings yield shots of very fine length. Knowing this fact relaxed our testers and allowed them to produce some consistently fine results on the course and at the range.
The sole design of the LMG woods is a versatile one. Some amount of additional weight is low and forward on the sole, but not a great deal. This weight helps in extracting balls from light to moderate rough, but not a great deal of assistance is needed. Balls launch from this face high and lively – they “get up” quickly. The LMG’s are not “trouble” clubs as such, but the rounded heads glide nicely through the turf and carry is quite good when hitting from thick grasses. They retain more vitality in the grass than most other woods.
The graphite shafts on the LiquidMetal woods are smooth and relatively stable. The LMG’s are not for overly aggressive players, but can handle some forceful unloading. Accuracy has been good for those suited to these woods.
The LiquidMetal 7-wood proved to be particularly appealing to our testers. It hits very long and very high. It is also interesting that several of our testers who were accustomed to playing regular and stiff-flexed woods preferred the senior flex version of the LMG’s. It had an airier, brighter feel than its regular flex counterpart.