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Michelle Wie debuts Volt-colored equipment



Michelle Wie is using a Nike RZN Black golf ball that’s a little different at the LPGA Tour’s Coates Golf Championship this week in Ocala, Fla.

Most professional golfers use white golf balls, but Wie is debuting Nike’s signature Volt-colored ball. She’s the first Nike golfer on the PGA or LPGA Tour to put the company’s Volt-colored ball in play during competition.


The RZN Black ball ($46 in White and Volt) uses Speedlock technology in its core, which is designed to interconnect the core to the compression layer to eliminate slipping, and thus energy loss, at impact. This results in more stability between layers, which creates more speed and distance.

The Volt-colored crown of Nike’s Vapor Speed driver (pictured above) is a one-off design created specifically for Wie, but the technologies and specs are the same as retail models.

The Vapor Speed driver has a FlyBeam-reinforced Cavity Back and a Compression Channel behind the face to maximize ball speed, and uses FlexLoft 2 technology for wide-ranging adjustability.


Nike Vapor Speed driver with a customized Volt-colored crown.

Wie will be also debuting the women’s Nike Lunar Control shoes, which means she’ll be covered in the Volt color from (driver) head-to-toe this week.


Women’s Nike Lunar Control customized by Michelle Wie.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.



  1. Reg Waggonef

    Jun 17, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I would like to find some way to suggest to Michele Wie to think long and strong about trying to play through her pain. Think “Dizzy Dean”, hall of fame pitcher with St Louis Cards. He hurt his big toe – tried to pitch though it by adjusting his mechanics. It got worse an had to give up the game in his prime.

  2. jj

    Feb 15, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Growning the game! In 10 more years it will have grown into a 99.9% Asian tour. My club has been over run by these rude people!

  3. jj

    Feb 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    whaa whaa wee wee

  4. lefty

    Feb 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Wont be available to public anyway, told from a Nike source, so you all shouldn’t worry about it!!!!

  5. Neil

    Feb 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Wie.should worrie about playing better to win.not her bling.nikes biggest bust

    • Nicholas

      Feb 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Last time I checked, I think she won two tournaments and had 13 top 10’s. Safe to say, she’s playing just fine. I’m pretty sure that she’s helping to grow the game well, too. I’m positive that it has nothing to do with her “bling”. She has nothing to “worrie” about, except the $2 million she made last year playing.

    • L4L

      Feb 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      So “volt” is a color! I just got that. Yea, they paid her far more than they will ever make back in increased retail sales…it was a risky gamble that NIKE could easily afford. She is good for the LPGA, no question, but equally no doubt that the deal did not turn out as NIKE hoped.

  6. Sargio_Gercia

    Jan 31, 2015 at 7:20 am


  7. chad ryan

    Jan 30, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Perfect club option for the jean shorts wearing weekend golfer who doesn’t get enough attention hitting his ball into the group two fairways over

  8. Scott

    Jan 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

    One more in the rainbow of colors that is today’s golf equipment – – Michelle can pull off the look though

  9. Rusty Putter

    Jan 29, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    good concept ugly execution

  10. Dave

    Jan 29, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Can we talk about her “Dope” art? What the heck is up with that??

  11. Cal Naughton Jr

    Jan 29, 2015 at 10:35 am

    love it!

  12. Enrique

    Jan 29, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I like it – I think it looks really good on her. She’s the perfect body type/hair color – look, etc… to use Volt.

    What i mean is she can pull it off where Stacy Lewis may not be the right person to rock something so aggressive.

  13. slimeone

    Jan 29, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Nike marketing gurus: “We need a colored golf ball that will stand out on the course.”
    Nike design team: “How about green”?
    Nike marketing gurus: “Love it! Let’s run with it!”

    On a side note – Michelle looks stunning in Volt!

  14. John

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Love Michelle Wie, always have. Also have loved Volt/Lime Green/Highligher Yellow since I was a little kid. Definitely gonna game the Volt RZN’s once they come out.

  15. b-wall

    Jan 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Love the Volt color. Love the driver.

  16. RH

    Jan 28, 2015 at 6:06 pm


  17. Jeffrey Trigger

    Jan 28, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    While the color scheme of Nike’s new lineup is quite off putting, the step in the right direction for equipment looks like it is there. When the MMProto came out on tour, almost every Nike player started playing better. It looks as if Nike spent a good bit of time making sure these clubs were just right. It’s about time, because for all the money spent on marketing, the clubs should at least come close to the hype. Just wish Callaway and TaylorMade would get the message, and this coming from a TaylorMade guy.

  18. RValdez

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Loving that driver. Hopefully Nike puts that out there as a color option down the line.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New PXG putters”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases an array of new PXG putters. The flat-sticks have got our members talking, with the new look and weighting options proving to be popular amongst WRXers.

For lots more photos, check out the full thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • nova6868: “These new putters look so much better than their first line.”
  • keto: “My eyes a popping out. I could roll most of those confident I would put a decent stroke on them. I haven’t checked $$, I imagine they are $$$$$, but I sure like the weighting options.”
  • chip75: “Look so much cleaner without the weights visible.”

Entire Thread: “New PXG putters”


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Forum Thread of the Day: “New Mitsubishi AV shafts”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases new Mitsubishi AV shafts which have caught many of our member’s interest. While speaking in the thread, Mitsubishi Chemical shared some details to WRXers on what they can expect to see soon:

“We are working on bringing 2nd Gen Tensei product to market – this is the first week of PGA Tour testing.

Be sure to stay tuned for more information towards the beginning of 2020!”

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • AdamStoutjesdyk: “I’m already a huge fan of the Pro White, I can’t wait to see how these look and perform in person!”
  • ForTourUseonly: “Please make an Orange!”

Entire Thread: “New Mitsubishi AV shafts”

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Honma launches new XP-1 Series driver, fairway woods, and hybrids for 2020



new 2020 Honma Driver

For 2020, Honma Golf is launching the all-new XP-1 line of clubs comprised of an entire family holistically designed to help players maximize forgiveness and get the most out of their games with one set. The new Honma XP-1 drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids, all the way to irons, is a new direction for the premium Japanese company that brings together ultimate craftsmanship with performance.

The highlight of the XP-1 line from Honma is the fact that they were designed from top to bottom to work as a comprehensive set of tool to achieve maximum performance. The technology in the metal woods flows from the driver to the hybrids with a seamless transition that creates consistency for feel and looks for the player.

Honma XP-1 driver

new 2020 Honma Driver

New 2020 Honma Golf Driver

Honma is known for its dedication to quality and craftsmanship, and every part of the XP-1 line was developed with the golfer in mind to both look appealing and perform to the highest standards. The XP-1 driver packs a lot of technology into a very classic looking club, and we’re here to take you under the hood—or in this case, the carbon fiber crown—to show you how it can help you hit better shots.

2020 Honma XP1 Driver toe

Honma XP-1 Driver Toe

It starts with a tour-inspired look from address, designed to inspire confidence for any level of golfer. Underneath ther gloss black crown, there is a lot of technology to generate faster ball speeds around the entire face and help get you dialed into the right setting. Speaking to the crown, it’s made from ET-40 fiber, making it one the lightest in golf. This weight savings helps engineers relocate an additional 15g of mass around the head towards the heel for increased MOI and greater ability to help players close the club face more easily.

Flip the driver upside down, and we have a lot more going on with the sole than initially meets the eye. Honma is introducing a new double slot in the sole for increased ball speed across a much larger area of the face. What starts off smaller in the middle increases in width and depth as it reaches towards the heel and the toe of the club. These slots, along with improved MOI, keep ball speeds up and misses closer to the intended target. The last part of the equation: How these wider parts of the face, flex around the more narrow middle to also increase gear effect—think of it like one more way to help the bigger misses stay in play.

New 2020 Honma Driver XP1

2020 Honma XP-1 Driver sole and shaft adjustment connection

The last piece key piece of technology in the XP-1 driver head is exclusive to Honma—the adjustable hosel that changes face angle, lie, and loft, but never changes the orientation of the shaft. This gives the player or fitter the ability to truly dial in hosel settings without having to worry about the constantly changing of the grip orientation. This, according to Honma, also keeps the shaft spine in the ideal location for consistent performance.

Honma 2020 xp1 driver shaft

Honmq Vizard 43g shaft

Honma is the only manufacturer that produces its own shafts from start to finish in house, and the XP-1 is getting its own custom-designed and built shafts to complement the technology built into the heads. The Vizard stock shafts are engineered to produce a smooth feel that promotes faster clubhead speeds, yet also remain extremely stable. For the XP-1 driver, the matching Vizard shafts will come in weights of 43g, 53g, and 63g, and flexes from senior to stiff.

Honma XP-1 fairway woods

The XP-1 woods bring the same level of craftsmanship and technology as the drivers to a club designed for use both off the tee and off the fairway.

New for 2020 Honma XP-1 Fairway wood

New for 2020 Honma XP-1 Fairway wood

The Honma XP-1 3-wood uses the same weight-saving ET-40 crown to position a large amount of the club’s total mass low and on the sole for greatest possible launch and spin consistency. The 3-wood is the second-lightest club in most players bags by total weight and head mass, and unless you are carrying a second driver, it’s also the second-largest by volume. By using the carbon crown designers get everything they can from the other technologies including the double slot sole and thin fast face without having to sacrifice the overall design of not just the head but the entire club.

New Honma XP-1 3 wood crown fairway

Honma XP-1 3 wood crown

The XP-1 fairways also include a 5  7-woods, but with the smaller volume of the heads and the reduced crown size, using a carbon crown would actually increase the mass higher in the head, so they instead utilize an extremely thin high strength steel crown.

New Honma 53g Vizard Fairway Shaft XP1

Honma 53g Vizard Fairway Shaft

All of the fairway woods come with the same made-in-Sakata, Japan 43g, 53g, and 63g Vizard shaft options as the driver to help every player get the most of each club in the set. If might seem like a minor detail, but being able to design an entire club in house from head to grip is a big advantage for Honma versus other OEMs. This holistic approach to designing an entire club/set is a big benefit to the consumer looking to get the most out of each club in their bag and not feel like something may be working against them.

Honma XP-1 hybrid

With the Honma XP-1 hybrid, forgiveness and flow from the fairway woods is the number one consideration for these club. The flow includes a wood-like shape that keeps the club shallow and the center of gravity as low as possible for higher launch and approach shots that fly higher and land softer. Considering the target player for the XP-1 line, the wood-like shape is also very confidence-inspiring.

New 2020 Honma XP1 hybrid

Honma XP-1 Hybrid

Honma continues the design philosophy of keeping the XP-1 both forgiving and fast by utilizing the double slot sole all the way into these hybrids that go from a 19-degree 3-iron replacement to a 25-degree 5-iron replacement.

Honma XP-1 specs & availability

The Honma XP-1 driver, fairway wood, and hybrids will be available starting in October.

New 2020 Honma XP1 Driver fairway hybrid specs

Honma XP-1 line club specs

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