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FootJoy launches new D.N.A Helix golf shoes

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In May, we spotted a new pair of FootJoys on the PGA Tour. Now, we have the official details on the all-new D.N.A. Helix, golf shoes that were designed with the best golfers in the world in mind.

As their name implies, the D.N.A Helix is part of FootJoy’s D.N.A. line, which was launched in 2014. The Helix was inspired by the direct feedback of PGA Tour players who were seeking enhanced stability from a D.N.A. shoe, particularly in the heel area of the golf shoe when compared to the previous generation, the D.N.A. 2.0, FootJoy says.

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In creating the D.N.A. Helix, FootJoy designed a new outsole, the NitroThin 3.0 TPU. It’s 23 percent lighter than previous D.N.A. outsoles, according to FootJoy, and it’s also wider, which contributes to the added stability of the shoes.

“I’ve worn every version of DNA and this is by far the best for me,” said Scott Stallings. “The additional support they built in, especially laterally as I move back and through the ball, is fantastic.”

FootJoy says the D.N.A. Helix is 38 percent more stable than its predecessor, an improvement that was achieved, in part, by increasing the width between the heel spike receptacles of the shoes by 13 percent. To improve lateral stability, a new fit-bed (an insert) was developed. The company’s “3D FoamCollar 2.0” was also added to improve support, comfort and fit.

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The D.N.A. Helix ($209.99 with laced, $239.99 with Boa) are made with ChromoSkin leather from Pittards and come with a two-year waterproof warranty. They use low-profile SoftSpikes Pulsar cleats and are available in three colorways (laced: white/red/blue, white/silver and black). The Boa model is available in one colorway (white/black).

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  1. Azima

    Oct 4, 2017 at 2:10 am

    thanks a lot for giving this best idea that you have described here with perfectly. thanks again

  2. sam

    Jul 2, 2017 at 2:17 am

    My Adidas 360 Tour shoes are going on 8 years and are in perfect shape. No need to even look for something else.

  3. Robert Parsons

    Jun 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    These will be awesome in comparison to the PXG line coming out. Shoes will range from $750-$2,000. Then we’ll be begging for mediocre shoes under $250.

  4. JSTPA

    Jun 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I dig the old icon saddle shoes and wingtips, they are classic golf shoes. Everything else footjoy makes is old man ugly. Seriously. Cranky old man ugly shoes. They need to get with the times. These shoes are hideous.

    • Joey5Picks

      Jun 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      I don’t agree with that.

      • Tom1

        Jun 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm

        nor do I.. but hey the guy probably has a closet full of Nike shoes that look like seven flavors of jello salad

    • Ude

      Jun 24, 2017 at 3:15 am

      How about a ‘kiltie’ over your laces too? Love them!

  5. Chris B

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:14 am

    It would not be difficult for the new version to be more stable in the heel. I had the first version, they were terrible, the least waterproof shoe I have ever had, slipped loads in the heel and to top it off a hole appeared in the side of the shoe a week after the warranty expired. They also made such a mess of the greens in the winter.

  6. BC

    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Only a two year waterproof warranty? That must be how long it takes for the cheap glue to fail and the sole separates from the upper.

    • Ccshop

      Jun 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Last longer then the cheap “water resistant” shoes you wear. Name one brand that guarantees waterproofing for longer than 2 years? So many other brands shoes don’t even have guaranteed waterproofing.

      • setter02

        Jun 25, 2017 at 9:08 am

        Maybe not more than 2 yr, but its pretty easy to find Ecco World Class shoes for $250 CAN. Going to last you a lot longer as well!

  7. Rich

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Same ol’ look for 20 years .Look like mountain climbing shoes.

    • Dr Troy

      Jun 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      There are a LOT of folks that like these 20 yr old “mountain climbing shoes”

    • Ccshop

      Jun 22, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Haha don’t even look like the DNA 2.0 shoes. Didn’t realize Classics, DJ Tours, Icons, And DNA all look like climbing shoes.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Maverick McNealy’s custom Odyssey/Toulon putter cover”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Maverick McNealy’s custom Odyssey/Toulon putter cover. The eye-catching cover has got our members talking in our forums, and the reaction to the cover has been very positive.

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.

  • Fritzer: “Sick cover, love the SJ logo considering he played for the Jr sharks.”
  • chafita: “Awesome cover.”
  • tdk8180: “You better win with a cover like that…ballsy putting a San Jose logo on there….jeez”

Entire Thread: “Maverick McNealy’s custom Odyssey/Toulon cover”

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New 2020 Cleveland Launcher UHX irons feature a combination of hollow and cavity back irons

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Cleveland Golf has introduced Cleveland Launcher UHX irons, which incorporate hollow back long irons with cavity back short irons.

The unique approach looks to provide maximum distance and forgiveness in the long irons (4- 7-irons) through lower and deeper weighting in the hollow back construction while focusing on precision and control from the 8-iron to PW with a cavity back design in this addition to the 2020 Cleveland iron lineup.

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2020 Cleveland Launcher UHX irons: Details

The new additions also contain a high-strength, HT1770M variable steel face insert in each long iron. According to the company, improved mass distribution in the face insert is designed to deliver higher ball speeds and more distance on each shot.

Speaking on the new Launcher UHX irons, Director of Engineering, Research and Development at Cleveland, Dustin Brekke stated

“This combination of cavity back and utility irons into one set offers the perfect blend of distance and accuracy. A new variable face pattern delivers more distance due to hotter faces with better mass distribution.”

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Both the hollow and cavity back irons feature a V-Shaped Sole which is designed to offer both improved speed retention and forgiveness through improved turf interaction. The company’s Tour Zip Grooves and enhanced Laser Milling aim to provide maximum spin on each Launcher UHX short iron.

Arriving in both left and right-handed options, Cleveland’s Launcher UHX Irons officially launch on October 4 and are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set and $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece graphite set.

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2020 Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons feature “turbocharged” face insert

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Cleveland Golf has unveiled new game improvement Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons which feature a new “thinner, hotter” turbocharged face insert designed for more speed and forgiveness.

Along with the turbocharged face insert, the new additions also contain a fully hollow construction. The design of the fully hollow construction allows for optimized sole weighting and bids to offer players both a higher launch and maximum forgiveness.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons: Details

Speaking on the new Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering, Research and Development at Cleveland stated

“These irons allow game improvement players the ability to get the ball into the air better than any iron on the market. Now with a thinner, hotter face, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons give you a half club more distance over the previous generation.”

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The irons feature a redesigned HiBore Crown, which pushes the center of gravity low and deep within the base, a placement which is designed to allow golfers to launch their ball higher.

The clubs also contain progressive shaping throughout, as the brand seeks to provide players with a smooth transition by offering maximum forgiveness on long irons to optimal control on short irons.

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Cleveland’s Launcher HB Turbo irons hit retail on October 4, and are available in both right and left-handed options. The new additions are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set and $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece graphite set.

 

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