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Spotted: FootJoy DNA Helix Golf Shoes

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Earlier this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, we photographed Adam Scott wearing a yet-to-be-announced pair of FootJoy golf shoes on the course. They appear to be FootJoy’s new DNA Helix golf shoes, and are rumored to hitting stores in August.

According to our boots on the ground, Max Homa was also wearing the new shoes.

Insight from GolfWRX Members

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Hawkeye: New version of DNA with more stable platform. Named DNA Helix and should be available around August 1.

parrnj: They look good, definitely more modern looking coming from FJ.

sampga1976: Third version of the DNA named “Helix.” Wider platform sole making the shoe much more stable than both of its predecessors. Additional upgrades also including an integrated tongue design that will always stay centered and the bicycle toe stitching on the toe is back. FJ is hoping to see their staffers move back into this shoe and have their flagship offering be No. 1.

kush614: Richy Werenski posted this photo on twitter today. If you zoom in on the top of the box it lists all the improvements. Wider, lighter, and lower. Can’t wait for these!!

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See more photos of the shoes in our forum

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  1. BV

    Aug 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    DNA Helix? Hooz yo daddy??

  2. Andy

    May 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I hope the quality is better. I recently got a pair of Pro SL’s and am disappointed with some of the stitching and padding. Not normal FJ quality. I ordered online from TGW and the problems weren’t bad enough to go through the hassle of sending them back but I’m not very happy considering how much they cost.

    • Ccshop

      May 5, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      There’s a 90 day guarantee on quality. Why wouldn’t you return it? You may have just gotten the tune of the litter. I love my Pro SLs so much I bought every color. Never had a single issue with any.

  3. William Boulton

    May 5, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I’d love to have a pair of Pro S/L with the foam cushion in the inside back available in the original DNA’s made for Adam Scott

  4. chinchbugs

    May 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    What are the leopard print ones you are wearing retailing for? 😛

  5. Rex

    May 4, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Nice move. The second DNAs where absolutely horrible. Whoever made that change needs to be takin out back and beaten with Tigers cane.

    • CCshop

      May 4, 2017 at 10:25 am

      That was actually tour player input that inspired the change on the 2.0. They wanted a cleaner look when looking down at address. Really excited for these new DNA! Much more stable platform, comfortable shoe but the lack of stability on side hill lies especially made me not like the first two versions as much. Excited for the new ones!

      • Brice Truitt

        May 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm

        You say it was Tour player input, yet all but maybe 2 players who had worn the original DNA’s continued wearing them when the 2.0’s were released. Sounds like BS to me. The only thing that would’ve made a difference at address would’ve been the toe. They changed that for the 2.0 but then they added that ridiculous stripe down the side, which is no doubt the reason so many players stopped wearing them. Aside from the toe stitching, which I wasn’t a fan of, the original design was perfect: modern yet classic. Had the clean all-white look with just a splash of color on the heal. The stripe on the side of the 2.0 killed any chance of Tour pros wearing them. Glad they finally realized the error of their ways but I think if they stuck with the design of the original but ditched the “bicycle” toe stitching it’d be absolutely perfect.

    • Rex

      May 4, 2017 at 10:28 am

      But not as bad as my spelling. Wow

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Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing directions to take to make golf as easy as possible. WRXer ‘SugarLandGolfer’ kicks off the discussion, saying:

“I see two paths to make the game easier:

1) Hybrid irons with shafts to keep the flight down

2) Single length irons

I did a demo day with Cleveland recent and tried the launchers with i95 steelfiber shafts, and they felt amazing. Only hit the 8 iron, and it felt like hitting the ball with a sledgehammer. However, I’m still concerned about the longer clubs. Hence single length.

If you were making the easiest to play set, which direction would you go, and why?”

And our members have been having their say on the matter in our forums.

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.

  • NoTalentLefty: “Lessons for sure, but there are a few ways to do it. Hybrids for the 3 thru 5 6 or 7 irons is also a way. Offset in irons and hybrids, fairway woods, etc. Single length, as you say. It’s a great thought, but the only way the game got easier for me was golfing a lot. Then as I got older and was familiar with the swing, I filled in what clubs to play. I’m 60+ now and the only club I never Been comfortable with since the advent of the 400+ CC head Is the driver. Godspeed on your search.”
  • dlygrisse: “I like the idea of going shorter steps between clubs, say 1 /4 to 3/8”. I believe some custom fitters think this is the way to go. I’ve also seen sets where the short irons are say 8-LW at 36” than the 5-7 are 37” and the long irons or hybrids are 38”. I’ve always wanted to try a similar set.”
  • jomatty: “If you wanted something super easy but not hybrids, I would look at the Cleveland uhx. I’ve got a 20 degree 4 iron, and it is very easy to hit. Going to a Cleveland launcher style club does make it a lot easier t9 hit the ball in the air and make solid contact. It has really helped my wife and is something I would consider.”
  • pinestreetgolf: “Neither one. It’s like asking us which is easier to put on, a small shirt or an XXL shirt? Well, it kinda matters what size you are. Your swing determines which is “easier”. The question itself belies a fundamental misunderstanding about how to shoot a low score, and that is correlating golf and golf swing. Your basic question is “which of these clubs makes playing golf swing easier” when that has relatively little to do with your score. Golf is a game of decisions. It is much closer to chess than tennis. You score lower when you make better decisions. Mechanics and equipment help (a lot) but they do it inside the context of an overall game and the way you swing. There is no objective answer to getting better except figuring out how to get the ball in the hole in fewer strokes. There is no answer to this question.”

Entire Thread: “Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the single best piece of equipment they’ve found lately

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their latest great find in the equipment department. WRXer ‘Double Dodger’ kicks off the thread with his choice of The Grip Master’s perforated leather grips, saying:

“They are amazing! I play without a glove and have psoriatic arthritis and have never felt a grip like this before. No issues whatsoever with slipping. No issues with harshness.

I have played about 30 rounds and see absolutely no wear at all, and the tackiness is unbelievable.”

And our members have been discussing the piece of equipment they’ve found in the last year that has changed their game.

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.

  • uglande: “Ventus Blue shafts.”
  • NoTalentLefty: “The Callaway B21 Fairway woods. Got the 3 and is it easy to hit.”
  • spring7: “I am not sure I have been happier with more clubs in my bag at any single time, and I have been doing this a long time! Cobra Speedzone Extreme Yellow HzDRUS Smoke – Longer and straighter than anything I have hit! TEE EXS Pro 15* Tensi Orange- Still honeymooning, but amazing off the tee and fairway, bad swings are punished though. Callaway MD5 Jaws 54 X Grind, perfection every way.”
  • Pepperturbo: “My most exciting find has been 620MB’s irons, specifically PW, 9i but 7i at 150yds uphill. It’s like aiming and shooting at a target and the ball sticks. Second best has been Ventus Velocore shafts. They be keeping this ole man in the game.”
  • mizunotps: “G410 plus driver. Really easy to hit.”

Entire Thread: “Single best piece of equipment you’ve found lately?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (9/30/20): Miura heads, Cobra combo set, Odyssey Triple Track Ten

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Pit – Cobra forged combo set

Be the King of your next foursome with a sweet new set of Cobra King forged combo irons.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: King forged combo

Member Davo32683 – Miura TC201 heads

For all you club builders out there, here is your chance to build your very own set of Miura irons, and if you are in need of some shafts, this listing has those too!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Miura Heads

Member RFC – Odyssey Triple Track TEN putter

If you struggle with alignment, this is your ticket! The Odyssey Triple Track has a proven “track record” (yeah, I went there) of helping golfers line up better and sink more putts.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Triple Track putter 

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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