Steel has been used in making irons for decades and Callaway uses a unique steel-working process that has allowed them to create a history of sophisticated designs pairing performance-enhancing technologies with clean, strong shapes. The NEW Steelhead XR Irons combine the shaping and playability that made the Steelhead X-14 one of the most popular irons of all-time. Callaway uses next-generation 360 Face Cup™ technology that helps with speed and distance in their irons. A bar of steel-infused soft urethane positioned behind the lower portion of the face serves two functions: 1. Absorbs unwanted vibration for great feel. 2. Adds weight, which lowers the head’s Center of Gravity for faster ball speed on low hits and higher launch characteristics. Callaway is also moving back to the bore-through head design which saves weight and allows for easier launch and more forgiveness. We will have the Callaway Steelhead Iron demo’s in by the last week of August and the new Steelhead Irons will be available from Callaway for shipments, September 2, 2016.
What's New: Tour News
Mizuno is getting ready to release the new JPX 900 iron line up, to be available Mid September 2016. The line up consists of three different models, the JPX 900 Hot Metal, JPX 900 Forged and JPX 900 Tour. Mizuno is using a new material in this model, Chomoly 4140M, producing thinnest cup face it has ever produced. The Forged model uses 1025E Boron steel. This model was made with most players in mind, to improve distance, forgiveness and performance. The Tour Model , Mizuno tries to match some of the performance characteristics of the previous JPX models. As with the MP iron line, the JPX-900 Tour irons are made from 1025E Mild Carbon steel that is forged with the company’s Grain Flow process. The tour irons have a thicker look than the traditional muscleback, but are actually smaller than the MP-25’s and are the thinnest ever made in the JPX line up. The Mizuno Golf JPX-900 Tour and Forged irons are available Sept. 16 and will sell for $1,200 for a set of 8 irons, Retail. The JPX-900 Hot Metal irons will be around $1,100 for a set of 8 irons, retail. These prices don’t include the cost of custom shafts.
During the final round at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., Furyk played a 12-under par round at 58, the first player in the history of the PGA Tour to have a round that low. Prior to this achievement he was only one of six other players to shoot a 59 on tour. In this epic round, according to Golf Digest, he birdied six holes and eagles one on the first 9, making his first nine holes a score of just 27! So what does Furyk play with? According to his website, www.jimfuryk.com he plays Callaway Woods and Irons, Ping Hybrids and Titleist wedges. Clubs Driver – Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme (10.5 degree) 3 Wood – Callaway X-Hot 3 Deep Pro (14.5 degree) PW-4 Iron – Callaway Razr X Forged Hybrid – Ping Anser (20 degree) 60 degree Wedge – Titleist TVD 55 degree Wedge – Titleist 256.14 50 degree Wedge – Callaway X-Forged 50.12 Putter – Odyssey Versa 1w (4 degree loft, 69 degree lie) Lengths Wedges and Hybrid – +1/2″ Wood – 43″ Driver – 44.5″ Putter – 35″ Lie Short Irons (PW-8i) – 1 degree upright Mid Irons (7-6i) – 2 degree... Read More
PXG continues to build momentum on tour with the addition of Charl Schwartzel to its staff of PGA Tour players. Schwartzel is a South African player that joined the European Tour at the ripe old age of eighteen. In 2011 he joined the PGA TOUR and won The Masters. Charl currently has 14 TOUR victories. He joins other notable players like James Hahn, Rocco Mediate, Christie Kerr and Open champion, Zach Johnson. Golfweek recently conducted and in-depth review of what is in Zach’s bag for The 2016 Open Championship. Tour presence is one thing but victories by James Hahn and Rocco Mediate put an exclamation point on how well engineered and matched to each player PXG equipment has been. A lot of other players have switched equipment and struggled for a year or more to adapt but PXG seems to have found a great winning formula. PXG offers a complete line of driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters. Irons come in two models, the 0311 and the 0311T. These are available in left and right handed models. The company recently introduced a new line of milled putters with the same thermoplastic elastomer insert that is making their irons... Read More
TaylorMade drivers were used by the winners last weekend in the Champions, LPGA and PGA Tour. But what is interesting is that each player used a different model and loft, and of course, shaft. The Champions Tour winner used an M1 10.5 degree driver while the LPGA winner used an M2 9.5 degree driver. What? Well, TrackMan statistics show that the average angle of attack on the PGA Tour is -1.3 (hitting down on the ball) while the average angle of attack on the LPGA Tour is +3.0 (hitting up on the ball). This means that the 9.5 degree driver will launch higher than the 10.5 degree because the positive angle of attack creates more dynamic loft. This also will create less spin and give the golfer more roll after landing. The winner of the PGA Tour also played an M2 9.5 degree driver. In our tests, both the M1 and M2 give excellent smash factor and spin results with the M2 being slightly more forgiving on off-center hits. What we mean by forgiving is not only directional miss (less off line) but distance (less loss of distance due to lower smash factor and higher spin). When we do our... Read More
Sergio Garcia wins the Byron Nelson Classic with his own take on what “feels” right. Sergio is well known for needing a certain type of feel in his golf clubs, especially his grip. But, Sergio has been playing clubs that are a little heavier and shorter for quite some time. A year ago, he was playing 100 gram shafts in his driver and woods, with a driver length of 43″. Now, he is playing 80+ gram shafts in his woods with counter balancing in the grips to provide the additional weighted feel. Sergio used to put lead tape under his grips to add the weight but is now using a counter balance device called TourLock. We have been using Balance Certified for putter counter balancing for years so this is not a new concept. It is, however, a very personal touch when it comes to woods and irons. Not every golfer can feel the added weight but it definitely changes swing weight. Every 5 grams in the butt section reduces one swing weight point. A similar effect can happen with re-gripping your clubs with heavier grips. Sergio is definitely a player that likes the shorter length in his clubs, especially... Read More
Jason Day WINS the Players Championship, maintaining his World #1 Position in golf! So what is in his bag? Driver – TaylorMade M1 460 with a MRC Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70 X FWY – TaylorMade M2 HL with a MRC Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 80 X Irons – TaylorMade Rsi 2 iron and Rsi TP 4-PW with True Temper DG X7 His “go to” club for tight fairways was the Rsi 2 iron, which he pounded down the fairway on 18. Everyone should have club in their bag that they can absolutely count on at crunch time and for Jason, the 2 iron was it! For me, it’s my 4 hybrid. What’s yours? Respond to the poll on the right side of this page —>. TaylorMade uses slot technology to provide increased distance and speed pockets for more consistency in their irons. The M1 has a multi-material construction – featuring an ultra-thin, ultra-light and high-strength carbon composite crown – that unlocks breakthroughs in distance, playability, and feel for all golfers. The M2 allows for exceptional distance and playability. The Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage TiNi shafts in his driver and fairway wood are designed with the strength and stability needed by... Read More
James Hahn’s win Sunday was a testament to what we all should learn as golfers…NEVER GIVE UP! Well, it is not like he struggled for 8 years before a win, but missing 8 cuts in a row before the win at the Wells Fargo Championship is a testament to perseverance and commitment. Even after a devastating three putt on the 18th hole, Hahn was able to pull it together for the playoff. This is especially rewarding as James Hahn changed a lot of clubs in his bag when he was signed by Parsons Extreme Golf (PXG). He kept his trusty Vokey SW and LW but everything else in his bag was PXG, including a new Milled gap wedge. As we know, golf is truly a game of confidence so getting confidence over every club in your bag is critical to success. The mix of shafts and heads in his WITB also shows that there are some changes players are making to be more consistent in their shot making. The Project X LZ Steel 125 shafts in his irons have a firm mid section and penetrating ball flight for stronger players. The Project X LZ steel shafts are not available to... Read More
In an unlikely twist of Fate, Danny Willet Wins the 2016 Master’s Tournament! So what is in this champion’s bag? Driver – Callaway XR 16 w/ MRC Diamana W 60 X shaft 3 Wood – Callaway XR 16 w/MRC Diamana W 70 X shaft 5 Wood – Callaway XR 16 w/MRC Diamana W 80 X shaft Irons – Callaway Apex Pro w/ True Temper DG X100 Superlites Schedule a Fitting Today to test our the clubs used on tour!
Sir Nick Faldo returns to Mizuno as brand ambassador. The 3-time Masters champion has been a Mizuno player for quite some time, playing the MP-5. He is shown at left in the Mizuno tour van at the Master’s working to get his set dialed in. The Golf Digest article goes on to say that Sir Nick actually used to build his own clubs, including frequency matching the shafts. There is an interesting point in the article that he did not realize how bad the shafts were in his irons until he took 3 sets to Spain and they played completely differently. He then started working on his own clubs and making sure the shafts matched his swing. We have been frequency matching clubs since we started the company in 1997. While it is true that shafts have gotten better, especially graphite, we still believe it is absolutely critical to spine the shafts, align the spine to the swing direction, frequency match. swing weight and make sure the completed club matches perfectly to the player. Sir Nick’s set for The Masters will be quite different than what he played the last time he won. He is putting the new Mizuno H5... Read More