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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: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Dave D and it surrounds Viktor Hovland’s potential future as a Ping staffer. There has been plenty of chatter on our forums after Dave D shared this post from @golfnation_’s Instagram account.

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.

  • cvhookem3: “Seems like he was hinting at that with his equipment changes at the US Open. Good for him. He should be a lot of fun to watch.”
  • bladehunter: “Figured. He had near a full ping bag anyway. Love this kid. I really predict great things. Loads of raw tools.”
  • ImagineThat: “I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Viktor Hovland in the future…enough where his name will no longer appear strange. He seems to really be an upbeat guy with a nice personality, and he has a nice friendly smile to go with it.”

Entire Thread: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping?”

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TaylorMade signs Matthew Wolff to a multi-year deal; Wolff WITB

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TaylorMade Golf has officially announced the signing of Matthew Wolff on a multi-year agreement that will see the 20-year-old play the company’s metal woods, irons, wedges, putter and ultimately, TaylorMade’s flagship golf ball, the TP5x.

Wolff had previously unveiled that he would be making his professional debut at this week’s Travelers Championship, and just as top prospect Collin Morikawa did earlier at this month’s Canadian Open, Wolff will do so as a TaylorMade staffer.

The NCAA All-American and 2019 NCAA Division I individual champion made his debut on the PGA Tour at the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this year where he finished T50 after opening his week with a round of five-under par.

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Driver: TaylorMade M6 (8 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design TP 7TX

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke 6.5 TX

Utility Iron: TaylorMade P760 (2)
Shaft: Nippon Modus 130x

Irons: TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 130x

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (52, 56, 62 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper

 

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8 interesting putter photos from Bettinardi’s Summer Social

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Bettinardi’s annual Summer Social was held at company HQ in Tinley Park, Illinois, last week. For RJB enthusiasts from as far away as London and Japan, it’s an opportunity to get together with like-minded individuals, shoot the breeze, oh, and check out some of the coolest putters in the world.

For those of us not lucky enough to join Bob, Sam, and the 60-plus collectors in attendance, Bettinardi was kind enough to furnish us with a few photos of the one-off and limited-edition flatsticks featured at the 10th edition of the gathering.

DASS BBZero Sound Slot Wizard Ghost Face

DASS 3 Step Jam Fancy Neck Tie Dye

DASS SS38 Fancy Face

DASS BB8 Mid Sound Slot

Carbon Fred Couples Blade Fancy Neck

Raw Fred Couples Blade

DASS QB6 Mid-Slant Chitown Dog

DASS QB6 Gold Flame

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