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New SuperStroke 2.0 Putter Grip Spotted on Tour

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SuperStroke’s new grip, the 2.o, fills the gap between the company’s previous standard and midsize putter grips, the “Slim and Ultra Slim.”

The “Slim” grip, used by Jason Dufner, was the company’s most popular grip on the PGA Tour, measuring 1.3 inches in diameter. The 2012 Ultra Slim was thinner, with a 1-inch diameter. The 2012 lineup also included its “Fatso” grip, which measured 1.67 inches in diameter and is used on tour by Matt Bettencourt.

“A lot of players on tour wanted a grip that was thicker than the Ultra Slim, but not as thick as the Slim, ” according to Jon Luna, director of marketing for SuperStroke. “So we created the 2.0, which measures 1.2 inches in diameter.”

Luna said that the 2012 line had names that were sometimes confusing to consumers, so to correspond with the 2.0 the company renamed the Ultra Slim the “1.0,” the Slim “3.0” and the Fatso “5.0.” A 4.0 grip is also scheduled for 2013, although the product is still in the development stage.

Along with the name changes, the company also changed the texture of the new grips, adding what Luna called “cross traction technology.”

 “We received feedback that the grips got a little slippery in humidity or when [a golfers] hands would sweat,” Luna said. “The new texture feels fixes the problem.”

The 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 5.0 will be available in the same six colors as the previous line: black, orange, red and lime green (pictured above), as well as in pink and blue.

Click here for more discussion in the “Tour/Pre-release equipment” forum. 

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Zak is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX.com. He's been a part of the company since 2011, when he was hired to lead GolfWRX's Editorial Department. Zak developed GolfWRX's Featured Writer Program, which supports aspiring writers and golf industry professionals. He played college golf at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and still likes to compete in tournaments. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz, where he's happy to discuss his game and all the cool stuff that's part of his job.

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Spotted: Callaway X Series drivers hit the USGA conforming clubs list

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As of Monday, Feb. 19, new Callaway X Series drivers (9.5 and 10.5 degrees) appear on the USGA Conforming Clubs list. Here is the full photo and description as they appear on the USGA website:

There’s not much to go on here based on the photo or description. All we know is that the drivers are called “X Series” and that there’s a Chevron alignment mark. Not very helpful.

What we can guess, however, is that these X Series drivers will be a follow-up to the company’s X Series 416 drivers, which were lower-end releases that focused on distance and forgiveness at a lower price point. The X Series 416 drivers had an adjustable hosel, while it appears the new X Series drivers do not.

What do you think about these new X Series drivers?

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Xander Schauffele WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Genesis Open (2/19/18).

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design AD-BB 7X

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (15 degrees, at 14.1 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

5 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (18 degrees), TaylorMade P-750 (4-9 iron)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Callaway mack Daddy 4 (52-10S), Titleist Vokey SM6 (56-10S bent to 57, 60-08M, bent to 61)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100,

Putter: Odyssey Works Big T prototype

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Bubba Watson’s Winning WITB: 2018 Genesis Open

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees, at 7.6 degrees)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)

Hybrid: Ping G (19 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid X
Length: 40.25 inches
Swing weight: D2

Irons: Ping iBlade (2 iron), Ping S55 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.25 inches (2 iron), +0.5 inches (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.5 inches

Putter: Ping Anser 303SS
Grip: Ping Pistol
Length, loft, lie: 34.25 inches, 4.5 degrees, 68.5 degrees

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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