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McIlroy, Koepka spotted testing Scotty Cameron putters at The Barclays

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After Nike announced that it’s getting out of the golf equipment space and sticking with shoes and apparel, the natural question on the minds of GolfWRXers was “What equipment will the golfers under contract with Nike play going forward?”

Nike athletes such as world-ranked No. 5 golfer Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka (No. 18) were at the forefront of that speculation. While we still don’t have concrete answers, we did spot both McIlroy and Koepka testing putters from Scotty Cameron at The Barclays.

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McIlroy, who was most recently bagging a Nike Method Origin B2-01 prototype, was seen testing multiple Cameron putters including a mallet-style putter (pictured above). See more photos and join the conversation here.

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Koepka, on the other hand, was spotted testing a familiar Scotty Cameron Tour Only Newport 2 putter he has gamed in the past. Click to see more photos of Koepka’s Cameron.

As always, we will update you with more information as it becomes available.

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  1. To old to matter

    Aug 24, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Why are these guys playing knock off clubs. In this case a putter that was copied from the best putter ever made. Ping, if there is something wrong with the Ping Putter, I don’t know what it would be because Scotty Cameron is nothing but a copy, tell the original, the people that started all of it. The putter has nothing to do with the irons or woods they make. I play the irons but I play Taylor Made woods. But that putter, I bought it at the 68 PGA Championship, they were still brand new, I have had it in my bag since that day. By the way, Raymond Floyd was the winner that year. Play the real thing,, putter that is, PING.

    • David Labbe

      Aug 25, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Actually Scotty got his start from Tad Moore. Tad Moore and Maxfli where the first to introduce the milled putter back in the early 90’s.

    • SNBD

      Aug 31, 2016 at 12:33 am

      Another get off my lawn guy on here….even your handle (which has a typo in it) implies that you are old. We’ve all heard it before….everything was better back in my day. You can keep rolling the rock with your putter from ’68, why don’t you wash your clothes by hand, use a rotary telephone, and drive a car without power steering while you’re at it.

  2. golfraven

    Aug 24, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Rory will pull out his old trusty GSS Scotty he was practicing with in his back garden. What you see on the range is just show for the media and showing some interest for his future sponsor to build some hype around their equipment.

  3. Scott

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Rory was throwing his Nike clubs in the ponds way before Nike bailed. He couldn’t wait to get back to Titleist and start winning again.

    • lsf_21

      Aug 24, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Other than the fact he won more majors with Nike than he did Titleist. But thats none of my business.

      • Jack

        Aug 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm

        Rory won 2 with Titleist and 2 with Nike.
        Which 2 is more Isf?

      • Jwall34943

        Aug 26, 2016 at 3:02 am

        Your “fact” is incorrect. He won 2 majors with each company. Maybe you should start researching your “facts” before posting them here, because your ignorance becomes all of our business.

  4. SB

    Aug 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I predicted a shift back of both Rory and Koepka to Titleist and haters commented hardly… you re welcome.

    • Tom

      Aug 24, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Ya get a package of baby wipes with that prediction.

  5. Buford T Justice

    Aug 23, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Which one of them is rockin’ the ‘British Knights’ stamped putter?

  6. freowho

    Aug 23, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Rory would have been over the moon when NIKE said they wouldn’t produce clubs anymore. He’s been fighting a hook ever since he switched. Watch out Day, Dustin and Speith. Rory is back.

    • Realist

      Aug 23, 2016 at 11:17 am

      If you think this is because of equipment, you’re a hacker. These start tweaking their swing and then start falling apart. See Tiger. The equipment has nothing to do with it. He will lose money by Nike closing.

      • Jack Nash

        Aug 23, 2016 at 11:28 am

        $250 mill to the good though. In Rory’s case it’s more a switch to the Stocton method that’s caused him the most grief. As for his driving, a couple of weeks ago they said he was the most accurate long driver on Tour. Maybe he’ll smarten up and go back to Titleist.

        • Rob

          Aug 24, 2016 at 4:47 am

          He won all 4 of his majors with the “Stockton method”.

  7. RedX

    Aug 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Its a great game isn’t it. Rory would be tested and analysed within an inch of his life and have clear indicators as to which style of putter suited him best (ie mallet vs blade) but disregard that – “its always about the feel” trying different styles anyway in the search for a feeling. Arrow or Indian – whatever – would be nice if he found something …

  8. Scott Francis

    Aug 22, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Im sure with the Nike money he will get for clothes and shoes plus what he would make with an equipment co should be comparable. So my question is with TW, Rory and Koepka along with others do their existing contracts get re-negotiated? I asuume that big cash Tiggy and Rory were getting was for clothes and equipment.

  9. Joseph

    Aug 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Sure Titleist would love to have him back. He left because he idolized Tiger, wore NIKE as a 6 year old, they offered him a ton of money and he was involved with club design. His putting wasn’t fault of Nike it is between his ears. Question is why NIKE would want to pay him a bunch of money to wear nike hat, shirt and shoes if he is playing Titleist clubs and balls. Maybe I am not typical, but I care about what clubs and ball he plays, I don’t care about his shirt anymore than I care about Bubba’s shirt. Without the clubs and balls,not sure he sells more Nike soft goods.

    • Jackson Galaxy

      Aug 23, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Think Under Armour and Spieth. That’s what Nike wants to be with “the next Spieth”. Its the only thing people see when they watch golf on tv. You don’t really see the name on the clubs much.

    • Michal

      Aug 23, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      wow you are a moron, of course nike will sponsor him if he uses titleist clubs and ball you know why??? CASUE NIKE DOESNT MAKE BALLS OR CLUBS ANYMORE! thus evryone they sponsor willbe playing other non-nike clubs. You say you are not sure how he willhelp the nike clothing business, you may not have noticed but research the reports, Nike is #1 right now in golf apparel sales hence why they are not stopping that line of clothes and shoes, you moron.

      Nike is smart and doesnt want to becomse adams, or clevelenad who should have bowed out years ago. all the current players will still have clothing contract till thier contract is up justnot clubs and balls. I can see rory going back to scotty and a prov1x. as far as driver and irons who knows.

      • Chris

        Aug 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm

        Hey bud maybe take a deep breath… Yikes

      • SNBD

        Aug 31, 2016 at 12:42 am

        I’ve never seen a comment so salty and calling a guy a moron that has more typos and terrible grammar than this one. You could get a redo and without getting help from someone, it probably won’t be that much better than the original.

  10. Sam

    Aug 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I wonder if Titleist would take him back after he left them the way he did.

    • William

      Aug 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      His Titliest contract was up when he left

    • Mike

      Aug 22, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Probably won’t pay him Nike money but sure they would take him back

    • cgasucks

      Aug 22, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Titleist will no doubt take him back…but will Rory be willing to take a pay cut to play their stuff???

      • Jam

        Aug 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

        No one is going to pay him what Nike was, I bet he goes with Titleist because he’s familiar and it’s comfortable.

      • Mickyc

        Aug 23, 2016 at 10:45 pm

        If he goes back to Titleist, he might win enough money to make up the difference 😉

    • COGolfer

      Aug 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      This game is about money, not revenge.

  11. Dj

    Aug 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    New putter for Rory certainly isn’t going to help his awful reads

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Honma T World 747 Rose Proto MB irons are coming to retail

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When Justin Rose signed with Honma in at the beginning of January, speculation ensued as to which irons the Englishman would play. Quickly, we learned Rose would game T World 747 Rose Proto MB irons — and he took to the clubs quickly, winning the Famers Insurance Open later that month.

So, clearly, the S20C mild steel irons work for Rose, as they’ve been in his bag since that point, but will they work for the general consumer? Up until this point, we’ve been unable to answer that question, as the irons were tour only. With today’s news, however, we now know Rose Proto irons are coming to retail.

According to the company, the irons, which are forged at Honma HQ in Sakata, Japan, are the result of several months of testing and modification in conjunction with Rose.

The world No. 2 had this say: “The idea of having a hand in the collaborative design process for my set of clubs was extremely exciting. Working with the Honma master craftsmen to create an iron that felt and looked great for me was one of the biggest thrills of my career.”

The irons feature varying CG throughout the set to achieve Rose’s preferred trajectories and a combination satin front and mirror back finish, as well as blended muscleback design.

Full specs below.

Rose Proto MB irons will sell for $175 USD per club and will come in a 4-10 iron set configuration. The company will also offer a 3-iron separately.

 

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Spotted: Dustin Johnson with new Fujikura Ventus prototype at the Masters, RBC Heritage

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Beyond the obvious big news of some guy named Mr. Woods winning his fifth green jacket this past weekend, there were some pretty interesting developments with another player that runs on a first name basis or at least initials: DJ switched drivers MID tournament and had a new Fujikura Ventus prototype shaft to go along with his new TaylorMade M6 as he took on Augusta National Saturday and Sunday.

We don’t have all the details yet, but from what we have heard so far this new Prototype Black Ventus is an even lower launching version of the blue Ventus currently available. If history is correct, and we are looking at a line extension, then the colors tell a lot of the story. The Atmos line features both a blue and black version with a final higher-launching red version to round out the series in what Fuji calls their color-coded launch system to make fitting and product recognition just that much easier.

Photos of the “black” prototype via Fujikura.

It’s not unusual for shaft companies like Fujikura to bring out prototype profiles utilizing technologies from their newest lines to try and get them into the bags of more players. Fuji’s newest technology is VeloCore, and we have already seen it adopted at a high rate. Here is some more info from Fujikura to explain the technology

“VeloCore is a multi-material core comprised of ultra-high modulus Pitch 70 Ton Carbon Fiber (about 150% stronger and more stable than T1100g) and 40 Ton bias layers that are the full length of the shaft for incredible stability. VeloCore Technology promotes consistent center-face impact and provides ultimate stability, tightening dispersion and increasing control. The result is a shaft that maximizes the MOI (moment of inertia) and ball speed of your clubhead through the reduction of twist during the swing and at impact, especially on off-center hits.”

This makes sense, considering any contact made beyond an absolutely perfect (almost impossible from a physics standpoint) strike in line with the COG of a driver head traveling at 120 mph will result in twisting at impact — MOI is maximized in driver heads to increase stability along with spin with Ventus and VelocCore, Fujikura thanks to their Enzo system, is better understanding how that relationship works with the shaft to produce new and better products.

Anyway, since we know DJ deviated from his traditional Fujikura Speeder Evolution II Tour Spec driver shaft for his weekend rounds this past weekend, we can expect to see it again this week at the RBC Heritage this week at Hilton Head, and we’ll have our eyes peeled to see where else this shaft pops up on tour.

Johnson teeing off during Wednesday’s RBC Heritage Pro-Am.

 

 

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WRX Spotlight: Bridgestone e12 Speed and e12 Soft golf balls

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Product: Bridgestone e12 Speed and e12 Soft golf balls

The Pitch

Per Bridgestone: “Speed: 3-piece surlyn golf ball that delivers sidespin reducing performance, with explosive distance off the tee with a solid feel. 105 MPH and up swing speeds. Soft: 3-piece surlyn golf ball that delivers sidespin reducing performance, with added distance off the tee with a softer feel. 105MPH and lower swing speeds.”

Who is it for?

The pitch seems simple enough…. Bridgestone, who has emerged as a competitor year in and year out in the golf ball market, gives us the “e class” product that will suit the golfers from 10-handicap and up.

What’s in it?

The key words here are Active Acceleration Mantle…both the Soft and the Speed have it, but AAM will deliver in different ways on each. In the Speed ball, the AAM allows Bridgestone to firm up the core giving your higher speed player optimal launch conditions, tight dispersions, and enough feel around the greens to satisfy.

For the Soft ball, the AAM allows Bridgestone to soften the core up a bit giving your lower speed players a helping hand off the driver and ultimate touch around the greens where that player profile needs it the most.

Director of Content Johnny Wunder on the Bridgestone e12 Speed and Soft

As a player who has been in the same ball for almost 20 years (Pro V1X), my open-mindedness to trying something outside of that category has been nil. But after having a great convo with Elliot Mellow (Bridgestone Golf Ball Sales Manger), I became curious about their take on a ball for players like my buddy Dave (high speed/high handicap) or even my father (low spin/low speed/mid handicap).

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My big take away is…this is a FUN golfball. Fun in the fact that both models do and feel as they are advertised. The Soft is spinny off the driver and forgiving around the greens. How that translates to your higher handicapper is around the greens when you don’t clip it just right off of a wedge, the ball doesn’t take off on you. The first hop is straight up not straight forward. You can see where I’m going there. Off the big stick, it translates into being able to carry a hazard, bunker, etc without sacrificing control due to lack of spin. Your distance gains come from elevation and height, not necessarily raw yardage distance.

The Speed is well…fast. It’s hot, holds its line in the wind and rolls out when it hits the ground. Around the greens, it’s serviceable for a higher handicap. It’s not a players ball around the greens, in my opinion. The feel off the face doesn’t match up. However, I’m guessing if you took blind feel out of it and put all these on a Trackman, the Speed ball would still hold water around the greens.

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At $29.99/dozen, if you like experimenting with a new nugget here and there, try this one. It’s fun and the company fulfills the promises made on the box. Can you really ask for much more?

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