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Jordan Spieth using SuperStroke S-Tech club grips

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You may know Jordan Spieth has a SuperStroke Flatso Ultra (Black/White) putter grip, but did you know he recently switched to SuperStroke’s new S-Tech club grips on the rest of his clubs?

Jordan Spieth’s 2016 WITB

Since putting the S-Tech grips on his other 13 clubs (beside the putter) at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii — where he won by 8 shots — he’s been a lights-out 30-under par, according to SuperStroke. Impressive, even for the 2015 Player of the Year.

“I’m excited to be using the new S-Tech club grips,” Spieth said. “I’ve always trusted SuperStroke’s putter grip technology and I’m confident the S-Tech grips will deliver the same performance.”

Of course, you wouldn’t expect Spieth to say anything different about a sponsor, but he doesn’t need to. The fact he’s gaming the retail version of the S-Tech grips (black grips, albeit with white lettering) says enough about the quality of SuperStroke’s new club grip offering.

Other golfers playing SuperStroke club grips include Jason Dufner (S-Tech prototype cord) and Sergio Garcia (S-Tech) and Victor Dubuisson (TX1 half cord).

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Andrew Tursky is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX. 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.

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  1. Desmond

    Feb 15, 2016 at 9:48 am

    i have their TX-1 original grips on a couple of fairways and they are coming off. No tack, no nothing, but they look good. That’s about it.

    The S-Tech supposedly have tack — they’ve got to be better.

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  3. Alex

    Feb 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Is SuperStroke not in the business of making money or am crazy? They would sell so many of these things if they just sold the exact ones Spieth and Duf are using?

  4. B

    Feb 11, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Yeah it’s weird how they have to keep the Tour guys looking “special” for using something different to the retail ones

  5. Matt

    Feb 10, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    So looks like his aren’t quite the retail version, looks to have white lettering and no patter on one spot where his lower index finger would rest. Also someone at the PGA Show mentioned that his are the .580 Core size. I don’t get companies sometimes, if they are already making something a little different for the #1 player in the world, they are only going to sell more if they release the exact same version. Its a rubber grip its not like it would cost a bunch more to make his over the retail version considering they already have the die. Anyways enough of my rant.

    • john

      Feb 11, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      .580’s do cost a TINY bit more to make than .600’s, you can also order customised lettering from SS if you order enough of them, so theoretically you could get the exact same ones (afaik the compound and pattern is the same as the retail ones coming out in April) the TX1 half-cords are a brilliant grip that were instantly dismissed by the industry for being “just another half-cord” when in reality they’re the first soft, sticky half-cord grip i’ve come across, and i’m truly enjoying mine! I’ll add I don’t actually play a SuperStroke putter grip, i’m using a twothumb snug daddy because they’re nicer to hold onto!

      • john

        Feb 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm

        sorry i’ll add again that I personally think the yellow on the S-Tech grips looks awful and they’d have been far better off with white from the start! but assuming they’re still selling TX1’s when i regrip again in August I will stick with those and not these new ones.

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Chief Engineer Chris Voshall on Mizuno’s approach to the Tour and some of the most insightful pros

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Mizuno’s Chief Engineer Chris Voshall chatted with Johnny Wunder on the latest episode of the Gear Dive.

Voshall offers innumerable interesting anecdotes–particularly interesting is the development of the JPX 900 iron for Brooks Koepka and Voshall’s discussion of his work with other Tour talents.

In the excerpt below, however, Voshall discusses Mizuno’s approach to Tour players and further, whose feedback has proven particularly valuable.

“We’re not making them something special. If they’re coming to us, it’s because the product is that good…They come to us instead of us having to go to them…that’s one of the really exciting things.”

Voshall indicated that players on Tour play essentially the same Mizuno products that are available at retail.

“If the Tour van is out of inventory, they can reach out to us…and we’ll get them more heads. There’s nothing unique about what they’re playing, which I think speaks to the customer…you can almost not trust marketing around the whole world these days, but for us to say ‘there’s nothing different’…that’s something we really hang our hat on.”

With respect to excellent testers on Tour, Voshall sang Luke Donald’s praises, as well as Jhonny Vegas and Brian Gay.

“I love working with Luke. Luke, especially when you’re talking irons…turf interaction, that’s the thing he’s looking for. So with Luke, you’ve really got to speak to him about how it feels, how it enter, how it exits [the turf] and how that’s causing the ball to launch. You could give him the exact same head with a slightly different sole grind, and he will love or hate one versus the other. He’s really cool to work with on that front.”

“Jhonny Vegas…he’s raw power. He goes at it. He wants to slam the club into the ground as hard as he can and see where it goes. He very much on the opposite end of the spectrum as Luke, who’s very much an artist out there, trying to work it, trying to do different things.”

“One of my favorite guys to work with, even though he’s not on staff anymore, is Brian Gay. He knows his game. He knows equipment. Speaking to the fact that he’s been out on Tour as long as he has and has the wins he has with the length he hits the ball, it shows that he does not miss a shot. And he knows everything…when he makes a comment on a club, that’s the one that I take most serious.”

For the rest of Voshall’s insights and perspective, give the full podcast a listen below.

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SPOTTED: Srixon Z-785 driver, Z-U85 utility irons

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We recently spotted new Srixon Z-785 drivers and Z-U85 utility irons, which are likely future replacements for Srixon’s Z-765 driver and Z-U65 utility irons. Srixon is staying hush on the tech details at the moment but did allow us to take photos of the new equipment.

Released in 2016, the Z-765 driver was a smaller-profile, lower-launching counterpart offering to the Z-565 driver, so it could be possible that there is also a Z-585 driver, counter to the Z-785 driver that we spotted. Also, it appears the Z-U85 utility irons come in at least 5 different lofts: 2-6 irons.

See more photos below, and check out discussion on the Z-785 drivers and Z-U85 utility irons.

Srixon Z-785

See more photos and discussion about the driver

Srixon Z-U85

 

See more photos and discussion about the irons

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Brooks Koepka’s Winning Outfit: 2018 U.S. Open

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Brooks Koepka played like he dressed on Sunday at Shinnecock Hills for the final round of the U.S. Open; his outfit was athletic, well put together, boring with a bit of flash (those shoes!!), and most importantly, it got the job done.

See the golf clubs and shafts Brooks used to win.

A great representative of the new age of golf, Koepka has the frame of a baseball player, and he’s not afraid to accentuate it with tight-fitting polos and an athletic look. For Sunday, he chose a white-on-gray-on-gray look that was understated, but clean — just like his scorecard. He really made the Nike Golf Tour Premiere PE shoes, with hits of electric orange, the star. Check out the details on his full outfit below.

Brooks Koepka’s Winning Outfit

  • Hat: Nike AeroBill Classic99
  • Shirt: Nike Zonal Cooling polo
  • Belt: Nike Stretch Woven
  • Pants: Nike Flex
  • Shoes: Nike Golf Tour Premiere PE
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