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Fuzzy Zoeller Helps PowerBilt Return to Premium Equipment

PowerBilt Citation FZ1 Line Includes Irons, Woods


PowerBilt Citation FZ1 Driver

The PowerBilt Citation FZ1 driver.

Photo courtesy PowerBilt Golf/Hillerich and Bradsby Co.; used with permission
Updated March 04, 2009

The "FZ" in PowerBilt's Citation FZ line of clubs stands for "Fuzzy Zoeller." The Fuzzster lends his name to the product after lending his expertise during development of these clubs. Zoeller played PowerBilt clubs earlier in his career (as did many pros in the past) and hooked up with PowerBilt again early this year. Zoeller is now playing these clubs on the Champions Tour.

Citation FZ1 Driver and Fairway Woods
The woods in the FZ line are are designed to provide high-MOI and high-forgiveness in traditionally shaped woods.

The FZ1 driver has a 15-3-3-3 beta titanium face and a two-level multi-finish sole. Weight plugs in the rear of the clubhead deepen the center of gravity to promote a higher launch and help the golfer achieve more carry distance.

The FZ1 driver is available in right-handed only, with neutral face angle (9 and 10.5 degrees of loft) or with a draw bias (9, 10.5 and 12 degrees of loft). Custom shaft and grip options are available, but the Aldila VS Proto graphite shaft is standard, as is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet Grip.

The medium-profile PowerBilt Citation FZ1 fairway woods are made with 17-4 stainless steel and come in 3 (15 degrees), 5 (19 degrees) and 7 (23 degrees). The same shaft and grip as with the driver are standard, with custom options available.

The PowerBilt Citation FZ1 Driver has an MSRP of $299, with the fairway woods at $199.

Citation FZ1 Irons and Hybrids
PowerBilt describes its Citation FZ1 irons and hybrids as "premium" clubs for "serious players."

The FZ1 Irons are forged cavityback irons with a classic shape, and what PowerBilt calls "a relatively high Moment of Inertia (MOI) for a classic-shaped iron." They are CNC milled from 1021 carbon steel, and come with nickel and chrome plating with a combination of satin and bead blasted finish. The topline is bead blasted to reduce glare.

The irons have a minimal but progressive offset and their weighting properies are designed to help golfers achieve a lower, more penetrating trajectory.

The hybrids are backweighted, with tungsten in the heel and toe to move weight back and low, and with a two-level radius sole to reduce turf drag. Hybrids are available in 2 (18 degrees loft), 3 (21 degrees), 4 (24 degrees) and 5 (27 degrees).

A traditional set of irons (3-PW) can be purchased, and the hybrids can be purchased separately. Or the golfer can choose to integrate the hybrids into the iron set in a configuration of 3-4 hybrids and 5-PW irons.

The Citation FZ1 Irons feature Dynamic Gold R300 or S300 shafts, while the Citation FZ1 hybrids come stock with Aldila VS Proto graphite shafts. Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips are used on all. The traditional iron set carries an MSRP of $799; hybrids come in at $149 each.


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