This additional distance is not only from the spring-like effect of the thin 2.5mm face, but also from the ingenious design of the Driver's level Top-Plane. The traditional shape of other brands have a roll-and-bulge (domed) top, that will flex when the head makes contact with the ball. This flexing top absorbs energy from the face and power is lost. The golfer wants all the energy to stay in the face so it can be transferred to the ball. The straight design of the driver's Top-Plane eliminates unnecessary flex and delivers more power from the face to the ball, consistently sending your shot further. The higher loft options allow golfers with slower swing speeds to achieve a more optimal launch angle to maximize distance.
New Technology allows for thin materials to be used seamlessly in one clubhead. An ultra-lightweight high strength top plane is used for the upper shell, allowing for an even larger face and sweet-spot resulting in unprecedented distance and accuracy.
The first and only oversized driver heads specifically designed to maximize alignment performance with unique and effective alignment indication. The level Top-Plane of the club head allows for an indicator that is parallel to the ground and therefore can be used accurately to aim at the target. Additionally, the flattened top widens the effective hitting area for greater forgiveness on off-center hits, giving you the most forgiveness and solid performance on all swings and hits that might not be your best.
The AT460-TO model has an offset hosel to combat slicing by keeping the hands ahead of the ball and assisting with squaring up the clubface. It also helps launch the ball with a higher trajectory resulting in longer and straighter flying drives.
Research in visual perception shows that traditional Drivers with curved tops are hard to align to the target, but the level TOP-PLANE and ALIGNMENT INDICATOR of the THOMAS Drivers, make for easy alignment of the club to the target line. The golfer's feet, hips, and shoulders can then be easily set up parallel to the indicator and target line. Professional instructors around the world emphasize these factors as the essential elements to achieving a successful swing and ball flight.
Aim and Alignment
The level top-plane makes the Thomas Golf technology possible. The indicator bar is parallel with the target line and level to the ground. This gives the golfer the advantage of tri-axial alignment, the ability to correctly adjust loft, lie, and direction.
Greater Strength and Distance
Clubs with traditional roll and bulge tops will flex when they make contact with the ball, and power is lost. The straight design of the Advanced TopPlane eliminates unnecessary flex and delivers more power, effortlessly sending your shot further.
Improved Sweet-Spot Location
The Advanced TopPlane lowers the center of gravity so that the sweet-spot of the club is automatically aligned with the sweet-spot of the ball. This was all accomplished without reducing the size of the face or sweet spot.