With two Majors to their name, Lynx Parallax irons are steeped in professional golf tour history – but for 2017 the marque is reborn with a new emphasis on game improvement.
Now a British company, Lynx has repositioned the Parallax family of clubs within its main portfolio. While renowned strokemakers Freddie Couples and Ernie Els wielded Parallax irons to Masters and US Open wins, this year’s collection boasts features and technology purposely designed for mid to higher handicap club and casual golfers. Today’s golfers will notice a wide sole and generous cavity back, which combine to minimise the chances of the front edge digging deep into the turf, provide high levels of forgiveness on off-centre strikes and get the ball airborne with ease.
The original Parallax were among the most sought-after one-piece, cast steel cavity back irons of their generation and the 2017 model retains much of those qualities – with a modern spin. The 17-4 stainless steel head has a smart double chrome plate finish and features beautiful CNC milled grooves.
Full custom-fitting is available too, while stock shafts are KBS 90 (steel regular, stiff) and Mitsubishi Bassara (graphite, regular). A set comprises 5-PW irons, although an optional 4-iron is available and there are RH and LH choices.
Alongside the irons, comes a new range of woods too, spearheaded by the 2017 Lynx Parallax Driver. A two-piece cast 460cc head features a BiTitanium construction, with a Power Channel behind the clubface designed to deliver optimum ball speed and distance.
The head is full adjustable from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees while the gorgeous aesthetics are completed with a high gloss mirror finish. In terms of options, there are men’s RH and LH versions, with a stock Aldila NV RIP’D shaft in Regular/Stiff/X-Stiff flexes.
To complement the driver comes a full suite of 2017 Lynx Parallax Fairways Woods in 3 (15 degree) and 5 (19 degree) lofts and 2017 Lynx Parallax Hybrids in 3 (17 degree) and 4 (20 degree) lofts. All feature the same design and technology developed in the driver.
Announcing the new range, Lynx Golf’s CEO, Steve Elford, said: “Even until the start of this year, Lynx Parallax was regarded as a player’s club – with Laura Davies and Lydia Hall both using our first UK-designed irons on the Ladies European Tour. But with our new #BB and Black Cat clubs gaining appeal among better players, we felt it was appropriate to realign the latest model Parallax clubs to suit those players seeking a bit of extra help from their equipment. As a result, the range is packed with technology and options at an affordable price and we are delighted with how they look and perform.”