According to Rife: “The latest addition to the
The Cayman has already been spotted at several PGA tournaments. According to Rife, it will be posted for sale on the company’s web site at the end of this week, and will start appearing at retail outlets shortly thereafter. The price is $179.
The Cayman borrows from the classic “softtail” design popularized by T.P. Mills and others, with a curving topline toward the toe. At first glance, the Cayman looks striking.
The initial iterations of the Cayman featured a “sound slot” at the base of the cavity behind the face for enhanced audio feedback. However, Rife determined that the Cayman performed better without the sound slot, so the retail version will not have it.
Rife says that the Cayman’s “mid-slant hosel produces a toe-ward weight bias promoting a open to close swing path so common among the greatest players in golf.”
Following are the Cayman’s specs:
Head weight – 345 grams
Lie Angle – 70 degrees
Loft of head – 2 degrees
Shaft kickback – .5 degree (shaft leans back away from the face toward the right eye)
Effective loft – 1.5 degree (head loft minus kickback)
Groove to land ratio – 1 to 3 (groove width 45/1000” to land 15/1000”)
Lengths – Available in 35” and 34” RH and 35” LH
Winn custom AVS grip
Proprietary extruded tube stepless steel shaft
Head cover with magnet clasps