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Jackpot: Charley Hoffman’s custom FootJoys are money

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FootJoy joined forces with custom footwear giant Kickasso (rhymes with Picasso, as it should) to hook Charley Hoffman up with an incredible pair of FootJoy Pro/SL shoes for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Hoffman, who makes his home in Vegas and went to college at UNLV, has pledged his entire tournament paycheck to charity to help those affected by the recent Las Vegas shooting.

Hoffman, per his Instagram, said the Vegas-themed shoes will be auctioned off for charity following the tournament with more information to follow.

imageHere are some more shots of the fantastic footwear, courtesy of FootJoy, Kickasso, and Hoffman on Instagram and Twitter.

DNjp_XBXkAMDpW- DNjr9myU8AEI41N DNjr9nCVwAAxNtd DNjr9nPUIAAaJ2aWhat do you think, WRX members? Would you like to see more of this…an every week thing like it is in the NFL? Or should the customs be reserved for special occasions?

Screenshot-2017-11-3 Kickasso ( k_o brand_kickasso) • Instagram photos and videos(1)

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  1. mM

    Nov 6, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    So it’s just about money, again, is it? This doesn’t say or achieve anything other than talking about and the throwing around of cash.

  2. Gilles

    Nov 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

    A walking talking golfing advertising signboard…. lol

    • OB

      Nov 5, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Next we’ll see ads on pant legs and rear ends.

  3. Murica Strong

    Nov 3, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    …. because we got guns babay! Kaboom!

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Billy Horschel, Brandel Chamblee battle on Twitter re: Tiger’s swing

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Yes, friends, Billy Horschel and Brandel Chamblee traded barbs on Twitter. And while the specific issue, Tiger Woods’ swing, gets the headline, it’s worth noting that Horschel questioned the Golf Channel analyst’s ability to, well, analyze, more broadly.

Before getting to Chamblee’s latest bit of hornet’s nest kicking, it’s worth examining Horschel’s point: As Chamblee is “a ghost on the range,” and doesn’t talk to players about their swings or coaches about what they’re trying to get their players to do, Horschel doesn’t believe he’s qualified to talk about current player swings.

That’s a bold claim, but it’s one that’s almost certainly echoed by many of Horschel’s fellow PGA Tour pros. It’s certainly the way Tiger Woods, who by all accounts despises Chamblee and has lobbied behind the scenes for the analyst’s firing, feels.

Anyway, onto the exchange. Chamblee, not surprisingly, feels Woods’ action before the advent of Trackman. This is, of course, a moot point as Woods himself stated firmly his left knee issues made his early 2000s swing unsustainable. Regardless, Chamblee decided to tell his followers to emulate Woods’ early 2000s action and stay away from his “Trackman drunk” Foley-era swing.

Then, well, you don’t need play-by-play…

Nice to see Chamblee was able to work in his callback “lift your left heel.” A lot to unpack here, WRXers. What do you think?

 

(credit to Golf.com for the screenshotting)

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Who’s the best golfer without a major right now?

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In this week’s episode of “Yo, GolfWRX?!” equipment expert Brian Knudson and Editor Andrew Tursky cover a wide variety of topics including Grayson Murray vs. Bernhard Langer, Breakfast Balls and Tiger Woods rumors. Also, who’s currently the best player without a major?

Watch the video below to see their answers:

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Sergio Garcia is playing Callaway equipment, but he’s not a staffer (yet)

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As we reported last month, Sergio Garcia and TaylorMade ended their 15-year relationship. And as the GolfWRX forums have been speculating, Garcia will play Callaway equipment at the DP World Tour Championship this week.

However, as ESPN reports, Garcia and Callaway are yet to reach an agreement — and it doesn’t seem that an arrangement is imminent. All Garcia was willing to concede was Callaway’s leader-of-the-pack status.

“At the moment it’s the company that’s in front of the other ones,” Garcia said. “What we’ve been testing, the numbers have been really good with the balls that Callaway has brought to me. Now it’s just a matter of trying it on the golf course and trying it in tournament play, and seeing how it reacts and seeing how it feels.”

The decision to test the potential clubs he’s signing on to play in competition is a wise one, certainly.

Garcia’s remarks about parting ways with TMag, however, were a bit curious.

“It wasn’t only my decision,” Garcia said. “I spent 15 years with TaylorMade but unfortunately things come to an end. All companies change and the politics with TaylorMade have changed after leaving Adidas. We couldn’t come to an agreement. I understand that it’s also difficult when you have so many top players, to keep all of them. Unfortunately we were in that package.”

Politics? Package? What exactly went down? We’d have to assume Garcia was trying to leverage his major victory and strong season for a bigger piece of the sponsorship dollar pie. His remarks seem to suggest, however, TMag wasn’t willing to give him as much pie as he was asking for.

We’ll get you Garcia’s full Callaway WITB as soon as we have it.

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