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Why this putter is making a GolfWRX member physically sick



To understand why the putter pictured above nauseates GolfWRX member MGPT, some backstory is needed.

These days, Notah Begay makes his bones as an analyst/informant regarding friend Tiger Woods for Golf Channel. In a past life, however, he was a PGA Tour winner and the proprietor of one of the most curious approaches to putting at the professional level.

NB3, if you’ll recall, would putt left or right-handed depending on which way he expected the putt to break. Thus, he employed a tour version of the rubber two-sided mini-golf flatstick we’re all familiar with.

Back in 2013, WRX member R Hagen began a thread with a picture of this putter (he spotted it on Facebook) built for Begay by Nike’s now-defunct Oven facility in Texas.

The “N7” is a unique weapon, to say the least. A couple members commented on this singular putter head, and then forum thread went dark for nearly four years, as most threads do.

But then, this morning, GolfWRX member MGPT wrote

4 years later and still feel physically sick each and every day that I don’t own this putter. Has anyone ever seen one of these surface anywhere?

Thus far, nobody has replied indicating they’d seen the head for sale anywhere. Folks, the man is “physically sick each and every day.” We need to get him some relief. Pester Begay on Twitter! Knock on the door of Studio AP!

We take golf equipment-related illness very seriously here at GolfWRX. Let’s get MGPT some answers!

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  1. Jamie Kenward

    Nov 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I can’t read any of your articles because I can’t press the continue reading button without Google providing support to the words continue or reading.

    Very very poor. Makes you look like you don’t know what you re doing

  2. ag

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Share your golf club feeeelings with us on Golf WRX where gearheads circle jerk.

  3. SK

    Nov 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Just a squared-off Bullseye and with some dubious face ornamentation. Oh well, it’s something to ‘love’.

    • ag

      Nov 13, 2017 at 12:04 am

      But it’s a ‘Model 90’!!!
      I wonder what Models 89/88/87/86/….. 3/2/1/ must look like!

  4. Matt

    Nov 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    7 Reasons GolfWRX is becoming a sham! You won’t believe #5! Please, just spare us.

  5. Paul Wall

    Nov 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    “Liked” ^^^

  6. Mario

    Nov 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Nice little click bate headline. Thought there would be some interesting material to this thread.

    Chalk that up as another shank for a golfwrx article.

  7. Cantbelieve Ifellforthis

    Nov 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Holy misleading title…..

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Looks like Tiger is exploring some innovative solutions to his putting woes…



Tiger Woods was 39th in strokes gained: putting in 2018. Historically an excellent putter, Woods was hot-and-cold with the flatstick, even benching his soulmate Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

It looks like Woods may have an ace in the hole for the upcoming season, however, with respect to his green reading and putt sinking. Check out this video posted to his Instagram from the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier this week.

Good thing the USGA is restricting the use of green-reading devices and technologies, because this kid looks close to cracking the eternal mystery of the perfect marriage of line and speed for every putt.

Cool stuff, though, isn’t it? It’s also cool to see Tiger so genuinely excited about his “mentee.”

We all know the story of how, after September 11, Woods re-evaluated his charitable endeavors and began to conceive of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. He’s spoken passionately about the students who have made their way through the various programs in the past, and there’s no doubt he cares deeply about the TGR Foundation’s efforts, but seeing a thin slice of that reality is awesome.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)



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.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Ferrule B

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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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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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match



Sorry, fans, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets to the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million megamatch at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, November 23.

Per a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will be allowed on course. The report also indicates that, in contrast to Phil Mickelson’s promised primetime (ET) showdown, the match will be played under the Nevada sun. The official start time is yet to be announced, ditto the PPV price.

We corrected the promo graphic below to eliminate the crowd. But right-handed Tiger Woods swinging a left-handed club still needs fixing.

Woods is the -220 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Mickelson is a +180 underdog.

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