Equipment for PGA Tour players is their tools of their trade like a Skill Saw and Level for a carpenter or wrenches for a NASCAR pit crew and without the best tools for each and every job they all would be a a loss. The Tour Talk page is excerpts from top players on how what’s in the bag, choices of why and when they made adjustments and personal preferences. Enjoy!
The inside scoop on TaylorMade “tour heads”
There’s three TaylorMade R1 drivers.
Yes, you heard that right. The driver that TaylorMade touts as being able to “tune to any loft, any look and any flight” is currently on the USGA’s list of conforming driver heads in three different versions — “R1 Version 1,” “R1 Version 2″ and “R1 Version 3″ — all of which are noticeably different shapes and sizes……Read the full story on Golfwrx.com http://www.golfwrx.com/76747/the-inside-scoop-on-taylormades-tour-heads/
KBS SHAFTS FOR 2013
Not much is more important than the shafts in your clubs.. Sure lie angle and consistent lofts are key but once they are right it’s all about the right shaft. Great Article by Golfwrx http://www.golfwrx.com/74447/hot-shafts-for-2013-latest-hot-picks/
Pro’s Like Hunter Mahan Realize Swing Changes May Require Equipment Adjustments Great Insight in this Golf Digest Article http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-equipment/blogs/hotlist365/clubfitting
New 2013 Wedges- Cleveland & Mizuno
Technology advancements in wedges has reached new heights with these two companies. Check out the reviews of each from Golf Digest
From Golf Magazine (October, 2012)
The MP-T4 has a more tapered hosel and additional heel relief than in the [discontinued] MP T-11. Its forged carbon steel heads feature a milled face, “quad cut” grooves and groove configurations that vary based on loft. Specifically, the 50°, 52° and 54° lofts have deeper, more narrow grooves for maximum spin on full swing shots (similar toMP T-11), while the 56°, 58° and 60° have wider, shallower grooves to grip the ball on partial swings. The wedge comes standard with True Temper’s DG Spinner shaft.
Read more: http://www.golf.com/equipment/mizuno-mp-t4-wedge-best-golf-wedges-reviews-clubtest-results#ixzz29DaqCxTm
From GOLF Magazine (November, 2012)
Price: $119, steel
Cleveland’s Rotex (RTX) face showcases three technologies designed to boost spin in various playing conditions. First, Tour Zip U-grooves are 16 percent larger (by volume) than those in the existing 588 series wedges. Second, rougher, more durable laser-milled micro grooves on the surface of the face increase friction against the ball. Third, the Rotex milling process—which forms semicircular, downward-oriented marks—creates additional roughness on the face for maximum spin on short scoring shots. In fact, the mill marks are oriented perpendicular to the ball moving up the face on open-face shots. Lastly, the cavity back (CB) design spreads additional weight to the perimeter for more forgiveness on slight mis-hits.
Read more: http://www.golf.com/equipment/cleveland-588-rtx-cb-wedges-best-golf-wedges-reviews-clubtest-results#ixzz29DbxLxcT
Bubba exemplifies importance of club-fitting
Masters Champion Bubba Watson has some unique equipment needs. This is a great example at how getting your equipment right for your game makes a huge difference.
Tom Gillis, PGA Tour and 22 year veteran at the 2012 Honda Classic: “I’m your prototypical journeyman,” Gillis said the other day.side note: Gillis has had three operations on his left wrist. He’s had back issues.In his struggle to find a fix on the West Coast, he had abandoned his usual graphite shafts — they’re easier on his wrists — for steel. The launch monitor told him it was the right call, but they felt terrible, and after failing to hit a green in regulation in his first eight holes Tuesday, he’d finally had enough.
“Go get the other ones,” he told Leishman. “I can’t do it anymore.”
His old graphite-shafted irons were liberated from the trunk of his car, and Gillis made a handful of birdies on the back nine, didn’t make a bogey, and collected $50 apiece from his pals.
Hunter Mahan, 2012 World Accenture Matchplay Champion: “I made a putter switch to the PING Nome and it felt great on the greens immediately,” Mahan said of his fourth career win, which elevated him to a career-best 9th in the Official World Golf Ranking. “This win gives me a lot of confidence. That’s how you separate the great players from everyone else – with wins – especially at the big events, and it doesn’t get much bigger than this, except the majors. So this is really special.”
Hunter Mahan visited PING Tour Rep, Matt Rollins for a tuneup. Mahan was struggling on the greens, so Rollins put a laser on Mahan’s blade putter and discovered that he was habitually aiming slightly left of the target line.
Keegan Bradley, 2011 PGA Champion: Great Video no why Keegan is so kean (love the pun!) on the new Cleveland Classic Driver and has had it in play since October 2011 and is just cranking it!