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James Hahn WITB 2016

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Equipment accurate as of the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship (5/8/16).

Driver: PXG 0811X (10 degrees at 9 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Max 65TX
Length: 45 inches

3 Wood: PXG 0341 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila NV XV2K Green 75 TX
Length: 43 inches

Hybrid: PXG 0317 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila NV XV2K Green 85 TX
Length: 40.75 inches

Irons: PXG 0311(3-iron), PXG 0311T (4-9)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Tour 115X “The Black Mamba” (3-iron), True Temper Project X LZ 125 6.5-flex (4-9 iron)
Length: 39.75 inches (3-iron), +0.25 inches (4-9)

Wedges: PXG 0311T Milled (47), Titleist SM5 (54-10 S-Grind), Titleist Vokey Prototype (60 J Grind)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Odyssey Works 2-ball with White Hot Pro-X insert

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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  1. Jim Jimmer

    May 10, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Took the “awesome” PXG clubs long enough to win on the PGA tour.

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  3. Piter

    May 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    That one milled wedge looks very rusty already…not what you expect from such an expensive set? Clubs look kinda cool though.

  4. Warren Schroer

    May 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

    A change of clubs and hence the 8 straight missed cuts. After getting used to them and tweaking- a first win for PXG. It now makes more sense and the media never picks up on nuances of pro golf like a change of irons, etc. ie. Speith put new AP2’s in the bag and missed 2 straight cuts, went back to his other set and won the FedEx cup. Don’t tell me that equipment doesn’t affect confidence. I hit the PXG irons and they are nice but would never be worth that kind of money in my bag. They hit just like you swing!

  5. TB

    May 9, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Met James Hahn at a dinner function / Hyundai tournament in Maui at the beginning of 2016. He could not have been nicer – big fan!

  6. Joe Dirt

    May 9, 2016 at 12:07 am

    I’ve hit Parson clubs.
    Nothing special. Very eh.
    Not worth the money.
    His ego will cause him to fail in this industry.
    His unwillingness to sell to retail stores proves it.
    Keep charging 5K for a set of average irons and we’ll see what happens.
    Just another clueless billionaire. Hahaha.
    Stick to Go Daddy and POS Harley’s.

    • Sboss1

      May 9, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Yeah, because we know that all billionaires are clueless right? That’s how they became billionaires…by being clueless. Perhaps they should seek counsel from people like you?

      • John doe

        May 9, 2016 at 9:49 am

        It is you who are clueless. It’s called sarcasm. Hence the “hahahaha” after my comment.
        Way to go.

    • Kevin

      May 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      There is marketing technique where you over price your product to appeal to the high end market. The people who will be playing these clubs will be people who work for fortune 500 companies

  7. Mark Walgren

    May 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Those are some seriously ugly irons.

    • G.

      May 20, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      They are growing on me but I haven’t paid retail prices since ebay.com and globalgolf.com so its been a while 🙂

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  9. Loupus

    May 8, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Is this the first PGA Tour win for PXG?

  10. Jesse

    May 8, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    This guy wins with with soon to be released iron and driver shafts, the oems have got to be happy about that.

  11. 10-8 Smizzle

    May 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    He’s like a short haired Anthony Kim

    • SB

      May 9, 2016 at 12:46 am

      He’s a playing golf short haired Anthony Kim

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Tiger Woods WITB: 2018 Tour Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White Board 73TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White Board

5 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (19 degrees)
Shaft: (we are currently confirming specs)

Irons: TaylorMade TW-Phase1 prototype (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty CameronNewport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Sangmoon Bae’s Winning WITB: 2018 Albertsons Boise Open

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Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 60X

Fairway Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (20 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons: Callaway MB1 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125X

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red #7 CH

Golf Ball: Titleist

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Do you actually understand “Strokes Gained” stats? Here’s a breakdown

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In 2011, the PGA Tour introduced ShotLink, which is a real-time scoring system that captures data points on all shots taken during PGA Tour events. ShotLink measures the distance from the hole, as well as categorizing shot types like tee, fairway, rough, sand, and green.

Mark Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, took the data from ShotLink and helped develop a new way to analyze putting performance. This new statistic was called “strokes gained: putting,” and it measures the number of putts a golfer takes relative to the PGA Tour average from that same distance. Strokes gained putting recognizes that sinking a 20-foot putt represents a better performance than sinking a three-foot putt, even though they both count as a single putt and a single stroke on the scorecard.

This was revolutionary because golfers no longer had to rely on the number of putts per round to understand their putting performance. Strokes gained also provided a unified way to measure an individual golfer against his opponents on the PGA Tour.

In 2016, the same concept used for strokes gained: putting was applied to other areas of the game. The PGA Tour developed new statistics including “strokes gained: off-the-tee,” “strokes gained: approach-the-green,” and “strokes gained: around-the-green.” This expansion allowed a PGA Tour golfer to precisely see where he excels and where he needs to improve.

What is strokes gained

In the most simple terms, “strokes gained” is a way to measure a player’s performance compared to the rest of the field. It also allows you to isolate different parts of a player’s game. In order to understand the statistic, you have to know that the PGA Tour has historical data from ShotLink that has calculated the average number of strokes needed to hole out from every distance and location on a course. Below I have included four scenarios to better illustrate the idea of strokes gained.

The scenarios below show how strokes gained could work on a single hole. Remember most strokes gained statistics are the aggregate of all the holes for a players round.

Scenario No. 1: Driving

You are playing a 450-yard par 4. The PGA Tour scoring average for a par 4 of that length is 4.1 strokes.

You hit a drive that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway, 115 yards out is 2.825 strokes. In order to calculate strokes gained: off-the-tee you use the formula below

(PGA Tour average for the hole) – (PGA Tour average left after your drive) – 1 = strokes gained: off-the-tee

Next, plug the numbers from the scenario above into this formula to calculate the strokes gained: off-the-tee

4.100 – 2.825 = 1.275 – 1 = 0.275 strokes gained: off-the-tee

Since you hit your drive in the fairway 115 yards from the hole you gained .275 strokes off the tee from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 2: Approach Shot

Let’s take the same drive from the first scenario. You hit a drive on a par 4 that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway 115 yards out is 2.825. You hit your approach shot on the green 10 feet from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from on the green 10 feet from the hole is 1.61 strokes.

(PGA Tour average from your approach) – (PGA Tour average for your putt) – 1 = strokes gained: approach-the-green

2.825 – 1.61 = 1.215 – 1 = .215 strokes gained: approach-the-green

Since you hit your approach shot to 10 feet you gained .213 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 3: Putting

Continuing the scenario from example scenario No. 2. You have a 10-foot putt left for birdie which you make.

(Your # of Putts) – (PGA Tour average from that distance) = strokes gained putting

1 putt – 1.61 = .61 strokes gained putting

Since you made that 10-foot putt you gained .61 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 4: Total for the hole:

To calculate strokes gained total use the formula below:

Strokes gained off-the-tee + Strokes gained approach-the-green + strokes gained around-the-green + strokes gained putting= strokes gained total

0.275+.215+0+.61=1.1 Total Strokes Gained on that hole

This makes sense because the PGA Tour average for the hole was 4.1 and you made a 3.

Definitions of Strokes Gained Statistics

  • Strokes gained: off-the-tee: Measures player performance off the tee on all par 4s and par 5s. This statistic looks at how much better or worse a player’s drive is then the average PGA Tour player.
  • Strokes gained: approach-the-green: Measures player performance on approach shots and other shots that are NOT included in strokes gained: around-the-green and strokes gained: putting. It does include tee shots on par 3s.
  • Strokes gained: around-the-green: Measures player performance on any shot within 30 yards of the edge of the green without measuring putting.
  • Strokes gained: putting: Measures how many strokes a player gains (or loses) on the greens compared to PGA Tour average.
  • Strokes gained: tee-to-green:  Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green
  • Strokes gained: total: Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green + strokes gained: putting
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