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Check out Tiger’s new golf swing and prototype “TGR” blade irons

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The “smooth iron shots” tour continues! Tiger Woods tweeted a video Tuesday afternoon showing the 14-time major champion and Kevin Chappell hitting iron shots at an exhibition for Woods’ TW Invitational (a fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation).

Woods appears on the range with Chappell hitting what looks to be a stock mid-iron shot.

Interestingly, as ESPN’s Bob Harig tweeted

So, regardless of what type of “partial golf activity” he has been cleared to engage in, the video is the second morsel of swing footage TW has tweeted since October 7.

Kevin Roman, Director of Instruction at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, where Woods’ event was held, captured some additional swing video.

Roman also snapped this awesome shot of Woods’ bag, which features some things we haven’t seen before, to say the least: new prototype irons with TGR stamping and logo, TaylorMade PSi and UDI irons. Many thanks, Kevin!

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  1. Mike

    Oct 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Look like they were made by Dawoo!

  2. leo vincent

    Oct 11, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Really admire Tiger and hope he can play again but isn’t it time for him to try a cavity back iron> He played ping irons in his teens why not go full circle and maybe regain some youthful magic

  3. Steve N.

    Oct 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Mark Steinberg won’t be happy until Tiger is paralyzed or dead. My god some people will do anything for a buck. Run away, Tiger! Save yourself!

    • Michael

      Oct 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      It seems incredibly naive or just plain stupid that you think Steinberg is controlling Tiger and making key decisions for him.

      What are the specific things you can point to in order to give some credibility to your ridiculous assertion.

  4. Love That Miura

    Oct 11, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Apparently, after all Tiger is still using with Miura irons. Tiger really never left Miura irons from Titleist 680 days. Exact same shape. It never changed.

  5. Tyler

    Oct 11, 2017 at 9:53 am

    A lot of Tiger hate on here. He doesn’t bad after multiple back surgeries.

    Tiger’s does more for golf than anyone regardless of what he brought upon himself with his off the course BS.

    • Mr. Replier Guy

      Oct 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      No Tyler, he doesn’t bad at all.

  6. Tyler

    Oct 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Monster? C’mon tiger

  7. LaBraeGolfer

    Oct 11, 2017 at 9:41 am

    That first shot was hit so thin why do they keep replaying it. The second one was pure, but he (Kevin?) was talking over it.

  8. Jack

    Oct 11, 2017 at 5:29 am

    That’s just an unstamped VR Pro Pitching wedge. Good clubs.

  9. Steve Sands

    Oct 11, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Looks like the ’02 Nike blade. Very clean and very nice forging.

    Hope he can stick in it long enough to make some events and play the farewell tour for us. Swing looks so robotic now, it’s tough to watch. Get better Tiger.

  10. MB

    Oct 11, 2017 at 2:39 am

    That’s a real high toe muscle area. Must be made by Miura. lol

  11. Andrew

    Oct 11, 2017 at 1:33 am

    So Tiger thinks he’s Prince now? I hope his doctors are in full CYA mode. The court jester has lost his mind.

  12. smitty

    Oct 11, 2017 at 1:13 am

    The ‘TGR’ irons are classic muscleback blades.
    Whoever provided him with the irons simply didn’t stamp the forgings with their OEM logo… obviously at his request and expense.
    The rest of the long irons are TM stock stuff.
    Anything on the driver and fairways? I suspect the driver is a TM M1/2 and the fairways are his old trusty Nike junk.
    Tiger’s WITB looks like a hodge-podge of clubs with no recognition factor.

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Bryson DeChambeau’s coach, Mike Schy, explains why his student was spraying water on golf balls

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Plenty of folks freaked out about Bryson DeChambeau misting golf balls with a spray bottle to simulate morning dew ahead of the Tour Championship.

“Peak Bryson!” was the widespread refrain regarding the driving cap aficionado’s on-range antics. The strangest on-range occurrence since Padraig Harrington’s pre-shot maneuvers! For DeChambeau’s coach since his junior days, however, the behavior was emblematic of the young maestro’s mindset.

Mike Schy, appearing on our Two Guys Talkin’ Golf podcast, said,

“Everyone was making fun of him spraying his golf ball, trying to figure out how the water would hydroplane on the ball…blah, blah, blah. The reality is, that’s how his mind functions. “Wait a minute: So if my ball has water on it from dew in the morning…” For him, if he doesn’t know or he’s not sure, he will go insane and possibly implode…for him, understanding barometric pressure, understanding a five mile per hour wind coming from 11 o’clock with my 7-iron is going to affect it three yards…all it is is to help him understand that it’s a 175 or 174 shot. That’s all it is. But if he has any doubt…doubt now creates problems in execution, so that’s all it is.”

Schy then went on to poke a bit of fun at his pupil, saying that once DeChambeau realizes dew could be of a different consistency than water from a spray bottle, or that dew at different locations may have different consistencies, he’ll be keen to test those variables as well.

And here’s a bonus morsel: Schy talking about DeChambeau’s original interest in single length clubs and the initial set composition.

“He said, ‘Why do I have to have variable length clubs?’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s an easy question to ask and a difficult one to answer.”…we did some research, and we discovered Bobby Jones played one length when he won his Grand Slam…So basically what I did is I took a set of Nike forged cavity backs and I destroyed them. We made them all 284-gram heads heads. We put Dynamic Gold 6-iron shafts in all of them. We had to take 40 grams of weight out of the sand wedge. We had to add 50 grams of lead tape to the 4-iron.”

For more with the Madera, Calif. based coach, be sure to give a listen to the full TG2 podcast.

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Kyle Thompson films man taking his dumped Staff bags, then finds them listed on Craigslist

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Earlier in the week, PGA Tour professional Kyle Thompson put three old Srixon golf bags (that he has since stressed “were in bad shape”) out with the garbage.

What the 39-year-old wasn’t expecting, however, was for someone to come by and snag the items from his trash. That’s precisely what happened however, and Thompson managed to capture the incident, which he then uploaded to his Instagram account (second slide):

The bag burglar displayed some smooth moves as he tiptoed his way across Thompson’s driveway before snagging the items and hopping back into his truck and driving off for a clean getaway.

Thompson then turned investigator, found the items listed on Craigslist, which the seller, who he christened “Cowboy,” had priced at $175.

If that wasn’t enough, the clubs were also spotted on eBay where the items were unashamedly listed as a “Kyle Thompson model,” and the seller, who was clearly struggling to move the bags, had dropped his asking price down to $100.

As for Thompson, he appeared to find the entire episode amusing, even praising his man “Cowboy” for his ingenuity.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today: 9/20/18

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Aiken Golf Club, looks like y’all are good to go. All bag room and cart barn photos are 100% WRX approved.

Some puttorial handiwork from Bradley Putters, here. Acrylic + wood = nastiness.

A post that will only resonate with golfers of a certain age…

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When golf balls were golf balls….

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Do lambs travel in a herd? (Technically correct, according to Google)

Lovely Lincoln ball makers, indeed. Nice work here from CNC Creations.

The expected singular ferrule work from Boyd Blade & Ferrule. Very nice.

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1958

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Lovely Red Bird & Avian wand.

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Heat-stained, Stamped & Fitted. ??

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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