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LIVE Q&A with UST Mamiya: Ask a question for a chance to win a set of proto iron shafts!

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UST Mamiya and GolfWRX will offer an opportunity to all qualifying members to win prototype iron shafts
from UST Mamiya.

Michael Guerrette, VP of Product Research and Tour Development and Jamie Pipes,
Director of TOURSPX Operations will be on Wednesday, 6/26 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT to discuss any questions you have.

They will spend an hour answering as many questions as they can. All questions
asked will be entered into a drawing for a set of Prototype IS980 or IS990 Iron shafts (3-PW)!  4 winners!

For reference, take a look at our article on Getting Serious With Shafts.  Lots of great info to digest.

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide.
In 2009, UST (U.S.) combined operations and assumed responsibility for the sports division of its parent
company, Mamiya-OP (Japan) and now leads the drive for quality and innovation globally. Distributed
in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original
equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING,
Taylor Made, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S.,
Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF
Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

For more information: www.ustmamiya.com, 817.267.2219.

Can’t join us for the Live Q&A?  Ask a question ahead of time here.  If answered, you will be entered in the random drawing!

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Rob is a golf junkie that has been involved with GolfWRX since its inception in 2005. From designing headcovers, to creating logos to authoring articles to social media management to sales and marketing, Rob has done it all. Born and bred in NJ. Favorite golfers: Phil, Freddie. Favorite club: Driver.

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  1. Mitchell

    Jun 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Can you explain how the relationship between torque, weight and kickpoint are used to fit golfers into the various UST shafts?

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Pro golfer Hosung Choi has the most ridiculous golf swing you’ll ever see

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Professional golfer Hosung Choi, playing in the third round of the Kolon Korea Open at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, has set the golf Internet on fire with his wildly entertaining golf swing. And while it may look ridiculous, he’s currently sitting at 8-under for the event through three rounds, only two shots back of the leader. It’s worth noting that the top two finishers in the Korea Open will earn a spot in the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie next month.

Enjoy the videos of his golf swing below!

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Marty Jertson, Ping’s Director of Product Development, qualified for the PGA Championship

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The top 20 professionals from the PGA Professional Championship–contested last weekend at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses in Seaside, California–are heading to the PGA Championship later this year.

Perhaps you saw Ryan Vermeer, at 5 under, was the medalist. What you may not have seen however, is something particularly cool for golf equipment geeks: Ping’s Director of Product Development, Marty Jertson, qualified–and he did so in spectacular fashion: the 37-year-old birdied the last three holes to finish T9.

Not bad for an engineer!

Also noteworthy: Ping confirmed Jertson played the company’s yet-to-be announced i500 irons in his 3, 4, and 5-irons, which will reportedly be available mid-summer. Yes, they confirmed that the rumors are true; Ping’s new iron will be called i500.

Related: We did a podcast with Jertson at the PGA Show, we also interviewed him back in 2017.

 

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Reddit AMA alert: Anthony Taranto, Callaway’s wedge art maestro, on his favorite designs, WITB

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If you’ve been around GolfWRX for any period of time, you’ve seen Anthony Taranto’s work. The Callaway wedge specialist is tasked with designing some of the coolest wedge decorations in the game.

Taranto did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, and The Wedge Art Wizard (as he introduced himself) didn’t disappoint.

Here are a few highlights (edited for spelling)

Remoolg asked: How did you start working at Callaway and get into this specific position?

AT: Back in 1999 Callaway had a job fair for their new golf ball plant Mr. Callaway was opening. I made it though many layoffs and reorganization. I was good at building clubs and I was placed in the pro tour department about 12 years ago. About 4 1/2 years ago I discovered this technique for sandblasting art onto wedges and now here we are.

Loudshorts asked: What’s the most odd art request you’ve put on a wedge and what’s the most common?

AT: Most odd: Probably Michelle Wie’s Harry Potter-themed wedges

I didn’t know anything about Harry Potter at the time so I had to do some research. Accio birdies!
Most common would just be old fashioned stamping of players initials.

Bunny said: Billy Idol, never pictured him as a golfer. What kind of design did he want on his clubs?

AT: He asked for his logo, which is this cool crown with a lightning bolt:

Iamrobert_paulson asked: What wedges are in your bag? Can we see pics?

AT: I’m gaming MD4’s: 45° (46 bent to 45), 50°, 55° (54 bent to 55), and 60°. Design wise: Skull & Crossbones and lots of stars.

Dr. Troutman asked: What is your favorite custom set you’ve ever done?

AT: Putting me on the spot! It might be these that I just recently made. Figured out how to evolve the sand blasting technique and start doing layers. Really happy with how these came out:

You can check out the full AMA here.

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