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The Coolest, Most-Patriotic Custom Equipment from the Presidents Cup

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If you’re an international team-competition gear aficionado, nothing beats the Solheim Cup. The extremes of visible patriotism Michelle Wie and others go to is a point of contention. This hasn’t always necessarily been the case on the men’s side at the Ryder and Presidents Cups, however. Nevertheless, we’ve seen a patriotic fashion uptick in recent years — maybe that’s due to the nature of social media — and it’s our job here at GolfWRX to document it. Here’s some of the best custom gear we saw this week at the Presidents Cup.

The FootJoy shoes many staffers are wearing would surely bring a joyful tear to Robert G. Heft’s eye

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Odyssey’s custom Presidents Cup (at Liberty National) blade putter cover, featuring Lady Liberty herself

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Each International player’s staff bag is embroidered with a cup for each Presidents Cup appearance… a hat trick for Oosty

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Playlist: “America the Beautiful” on repeat

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Team headcovers abound: The International squad’s also feature the flag of each player’s country.

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Presidents Cup tee markers are… Presidents Cups. Brilliant!  

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On Snapchat, no doubt. Typical millennial.

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That’s a nice piece of memorabilia there. But did Asst. Captain Tiger Woods sign it, though?

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While not Presidents Cup-specific, this is one of the all-time great mallet putter covers from Scotty Cameron on Adam Scott’s putter

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International belt game strong

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Similar to the International side, the U.S. team’s staff bags showcase an embroidered cup for each Presidents Cup appearance. Welcome to the big leagues, Chapp!

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Kuch adds to the stock of Prez Cup headcovers with a stars-and stripes-cover of his own from Seamus Golf

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This is the Presidents Cup, Phil! Here’s Mickelson’s Iliac alignment stick cover from the 2016 Ryder Cup. This year marks his 23rd consecutive year appearing in team competition (Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup), so I can’t blame him for getting mixed up.

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Still the best calves in the game: Kevin Kisner’s caddie, Duane Bock. Good enough for 1/2 point for the U.S. side owing to sheer intimidation. And some patriotic kicks to boot.

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5d9cedf08ed68c0f954a0baf6e3d89a9Wonder which team she’s rooting for? 

42dcf66249e13c778e356ef44ca28cc1Patrick Reed’s Toulon Garage putter cover. Top says: “Team Reed.” Special level of patriotism = special putter cover.

48cfa29b04b16a0f976cbfa16307059cRickie Fowler’s custom Pumas, and a golf ball that’s sitting in the best lie ever

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94764b1ff94ebe62ccda3e43c8e378faAdam Hadwin’s International Team emblem-stamped Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind

b538af7c6ea78d1f9a557cf7cffb15f3Finally, it’s the official Presidents Cup… water bottle? They really thought of everything to customize, didn’t they?

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  1. Guia

    Oct 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Classy.

  2. Guia

    Oct 1, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Oh, Yea. Those wide stripped shirts are fine if your a 5 year old.

  3. Guia

    Oct 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    It was determined during the 60’s, I believe by the Supreme Court, that the flag likeness can be worn as a shirt, pant, hat, etc.

    As far as the flag touching the ground, it is only a breach if it touches the ground in conflict (war), in this case it is burned. If it touches the ground in another manner, it is to be cleaned and put back into service. When it becomes unserviceable it is to be destroyed. Burning would be the best method, but shredding is acceptable.

    I for one do not condone wearing of the flag as pants or shirts. But, I don’t make the rules.

  4. OB

    Sep 30, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    It’s called “wrapping yourself with the flag”…. whether it be your shoes, pants, shirt, cap, head covers, bag, wrist watch, Fruit of the Looms too.

  5. Mike Tomasi

    Sep 29, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Seriously people get a grip. I’m so tired of everyone thinking they know things when they don’t. American Flags as in manufactured to be a flag only are not to be worn or all that other crap you people are talking about. Manufacturing pants with an American flag pattern does not fall under flag code. Nothing dumber than people who hate the flag in the first place critiquing people on proper use of the flag.

    • Swingman/Jerry

      Sep 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Where is your support for that statement?

    • Billy 3

      Oct 2, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Title 4 of the United States Code.

  6. Jimmy

    Sep 29, 2017 at 11:54 am

    (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

    • Swingman/Jerry

      Sep 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Exactly – according to the US Code – Respect for Flag

  7. joro

    Sep 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

    The only thing missing is Red, White and Blue goofy flaps on the Back pockets of Reeds pants.

  8. michael

    Sep 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Since when do earbuds and a phone count as “patriotic custom equipment”?

    Also the rest of this piece is kind of dumb. Who cares what belt a guy is wearing?

  9. Thomas A

    Sep 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Secondly, they have a flag on the portion of the bag that they lay on the ground. You’ve got to be kidding me!

  10. Thomas A

    Sep 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

    The flag on shoes is making me cringe. Since when do we let Old Glory get dragged through the grass. He better be wiping them off at each tee box. Disrespectful and literally a Flag Code violation.

    • joro

      Sep 29, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Is it really patriotism or marketing. I am sure you can buy it all for a price.

  11. AD

    Sep 28, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    All this time and money could have been spent asking Chi Chi Rodriguez’s family in Puerto Rico how they’re doing over there on behalf of the international team and spend all the US money fixing their own territory they don’t really care about any more because Cuba isn’t in a nuke crisis

    • The dude

      Sep 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

      Ya…those water bottles woulda gone a long way….

    • alan p

      Sep 29, 2017 at 7:19 am

      What a sentence. Take a breath, throw a comma in there, and relaaaaaax

  12. AD

    Sep 28, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    And all that money spent on trinkets so that the players all feel like they’re more special than anybody else? Wow what an achievement

  13. AD

    Sep 28, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Wait – you mean to say that the US is beating the other team again in the Nobody Cares Cup again? For reals? Serious? Whoa what a surprise that the old hated presidents get the chance to pat themselves on the back yet again lol

    • Da Judge

      Sep 28, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Most of the old presidents were decent golfers too…. and our current POTUS owns fantastic up-scale golf courses and ritzy resorts.

      • Thomas A

        Sep 29, 2017 at 9:05 am

        Which if he were half a man he’d sell off so as not to have a conflict of interest. But it’s all about him and money.

  14. henry

    Sep 28, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    the spacing in patricks name on his bag is driving me nuts

  15. chinchbugs

    Sep 28, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    calf game strong

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Kevin Chappell WITB 2017

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Equipment is accurate as of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (10/30/17).

Driver: Taylormade M1 2017 (9.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila X-Torsion Copper 70TX

3 Wood: Taylormade M1 2017 (15 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila X-Torsion Green 80TX

5 Wood: Taylormade M1 2017 (19 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila X-Torsion Green 80TX

Driving Iron: Miura MG ICL-601 (20 Degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Irons: Miura MG CB-1008 (4, 5) Miura MB-5003 (6-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Wedges: Titleist Vokey (48-06), King Cobra (52, 56), Callaway MD3 Milled (60-08 C Grind)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T TM5
Grip: Golf Pride Tour SNSR

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Discussion:  See what GolfWRX members are saying about Chappell’s clubs.

 

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Chris Kirk WITB 2017

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2017 RSM Classic (11/13/17).

Driver: Taylormade M1 2017 (9.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 60TX

3 Wood: Taylormade M2 2016 (13 Degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Taylormade M2 2017 (19 Degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95X

Driving Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 3 Iron
Shaft: Project X LZ 6.5 125

Irons: Mizuno MP-18 (4-9)
Shaft: Project X LZ 6.5 125

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (48-10F, 54-10S, 60-04L)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport Mid-Slant
Grip: Scotty Cameron Standard Pistol

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Laguna One Six
Grip: Scotty Cameron Custom Shop Pistol

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

WITB Notes: Kirk has been spotted testing two different putters. We’ll update this post when he’s made a decision. 

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Callaway Rogue and Rogue Sub Zero drivers hit USGA conforming list

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As of Monday, Dec. 4, two new drivers from Callaway appear on the USGA conforming list: a Callaway Rogue and a Callaway Rogue Sub Zero, each in 9- and 10.5-degree heads. Based on the photos, the drivers will use weights in the sole, have adjustable hosels, and will feature Callaway’s popular Jailbreak technology that it introduced in its GBB Epic drivers. The Jailbreak design essentially uses two internal bars behind the face to reduce flex and ultimately boost ball speed.

Photos of a Callaway Rogue Sub Zero driver, which look similar to the photos posted on USGA’s conforming list, also recently popped up in our forums,. Check out the “Epic is out, enter the Rogue” forum thread, and the “New Callaway Driver/Woods: Rogue” thread to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the photos of the driver.

Below are the photos of the drivers as they appear on the USGA site, along with the listed specs and descriptions.

Callaway Rogue

Callaway Rogue Sub Zero

Join the discussion about the Rogue drivers here!

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