As their slogan says, the cat is back.
While the reemergence of Lynx isn’t necessarily a new story, this year they are doing a great job at getting back on people’s radar, and their booth showed it with plenty of people checking out their products.
Prowler VT Driver
Even though Lynx had prototype drivers at the show last year, 2020 was the actual debut of the Prowler VT driver. In fact, they were so hot off the presses that the employees had to pack them up and bring the drivers with them on the plane. The Prowler VT features something Lynx is calling Switch Face Technology, which allows you to swap the face of the driver out for an alternate loft. When purchasing the driver you get your choice of two separate faces. The faces have lofts ranging from eight to 12 degrees and face angle options of square, or one to two degrees open or closed, giving you a total of 32 different face options.
Changing faces is simple: the user accomplishes it in moments with nothing but an included screwdriver. The driver’s headcover has a zippered pouch that stores the screwdriver and your extra faceplates. The Lynx representative affirms the Prowler VT is USGA/R&A approved, with the stipulation that no changes occur during official play.
Launch: End of April/Early May, 2020
MSRP: $499, includes two faceplates. Additional faceplates will retail for around $75 each.
Prowler VT Stinger
Even though the Prowler VT Stinger driving iron had already launched in the UK, its North American debut was at the show. With two loft options of 12.5° and 16°, it comes in both a gunmetal and stainless steel finish.
Launch: January 2020
MSRP: Steel shaft, $129; Graphite shaft, $149
An exciting new addition Lynx is bringing out soon is their Junior Ai line of clubs. They are complete club and bag sets that will come in six models to cover the whole range of children’s size needs. Unlike adult clubs that are fitted according to the hand-to-ground distance, each Junior Ai size corresponds to a child’s height. According to Lynx:
For the first time in a collection of junior equipment, all component parts of the Lynx Ai range have been ‘proportionately resized’ using technology, to deliver clubs that are shorter, lighter, smaller and better-suited to young players than ever previously seen.
Pricing and release date pending.
My full-time job has always been in the IT world, but I’ve also spent the better part of a decade writing product reviews and helping cover large industry-only trade shows. It was only in the latter part of 2019 that I put two and two together and realized I should be doing the same thing for something I’ve loved my whole life — golf. This is the culmination of a hobby that started as a child, a hobby that turned into a passion as an adult, and finally a passion that turned into The Golden Ferret.