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Tiger Woods adds TaylorMade MG wedges to his bag

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The Tiger Woods transition to TaylorMade equipment is complete (save for his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter, which he will play until the final round of his life).

Woods shared an image of his bag on social media Wednesday with a couple of new additions: TaylorMade MG 56 and 60-degree wedges.

The Milled Grind wedges feature fresh grinds and finishes similar to the Nike VR Pro wedges he’s played in recent years, as you can see in this close-up.

Here’s a closer look at the grind of his 60-degree wedge, which has 10.5 degrees of bounce.

For more photos from Tiger’s pro-am round with Peyton, click here.

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  1. Chuck Barkley

    Jun 7, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Think it’s about time ‘ol Eldrick start considering game improvement gear! Git ‘im some cavity back wedges, a long Scott McCarron style putter, and some cavity backs! Might do him some good and get ‘im on track to da Senior, errrrrrrr Champions
    Tour!

  2. Chuck Barkley

    Jun 5, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    These wedgies red dot, no dot, half dot, full dot……WILL NOT help him stand high atop the podium! Good night now!

  3. patrick dempsey

    May 31, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Man if y’all would just listen to “gear dive” podcast on here. Would solve anyones speculation. Literally answers all questions about his set up by the guys who made it…

  4. omaha

    May 31, 2018 at 7:34 am

    yup no bore through red hosel insert thingy.

  5. rymail00

    May 30, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I thought the MG wedges had bore through hosels that come out on the sole, these don’t seem to have that?

    Any chance these are Artisan wedges? Can’t see the hosels like his new irons?

    • Getupem

      May 30, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      Fair observation but please don’t be the one to start the conspiracy theories. Next it will be his Bridgestone ball is actually made by Nike, the adjustable hosel on his driver is fake and he still uses a bonded neck.

  6. Jaibub

    May 30, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Those look like the 2014 TM TP wedges in the ATV grind

  7. joro

    May 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    oh boy, Tiger has new Wedges, he might even make the cut with these. GO TIGER, lol

    • bebop a lula

      Jun 6, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      he’s made more than he’s missed upon his return!

  8. dat

    May 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Best wedges TM has ever produced, but too rich for my blood.

  9. shawn

    May 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Tiger carries rusty wedges??!!!

  10. Richard

    May 30, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Semi useless PR style information.
    The angle of the photos deliver little info visually.
    Wedge Material:?? Forged, Cast?
    Milled Face??
    Lengths??
    Bounce??
    Wedge labelled 56 looks like a “traditional grind” sand wedge.
    Wedge labelled 60 seems to have an interesting “non-traditional” grind.

    True lofts?
    Lie angles?

    Oh well

  11. cinch bugs

    May 30, 2018 at 11:28 am

    What no high toe?!?!?

  12. James T

    May 30, 2018 at 11:07 am

    What about his other wedges? He’s gotta carry more than just these two.

    • Jeremy

      May 30, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      I believe the PW he plays is ~48 degrees. One thing Tiger has also spoke about in the past is his ability to control the loft on all his clubs, meaning that his lofts in his irons haven’t changed. So if he has to hit a shot that would require a 52 degree, he’s de-loft his 56 or open up his PW.

      • Fnar

        May 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm

        Nah, you don’t know nuthin

      • WOotWoot

        May 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm

        50 deg pw. Old school lofts

        • D

          May 31, 2018 at 6:57 pm

          Same lofts his whole career. Except with the drive.

          • orangeology

            Jun 6, 2018 at 11:47 am

            amazing to see everyone become a gear expert when talking about Tiger’s. 🙂 me too, i mean. the big cat hasn’t carried an 52º or 53º as far as i remembered. FWIW, don’t really think what wedge he uses really matters. right now his problem is 1. tee-off especially with the driver & 2. putting. everything else actually seems ok if not better than before IMO.

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New XXIO Prime woods, hybrids, and irons aim for lightweight power

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XXIO’s latest club offerings, XXIO Prime, looks to offer easy distance and easy accuracy for the moderate swing speed golfer, according to the company.

XXIO Prime woods

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XXIO Prime Woods feature a new re-designed hosel structure, and reduced stiffness at the tip of the driver shaft, which is designed to help moderate swing speed golfers to close the clubface through impact.

Forged from Super-TIX PLUS Titanium, the new cup face includes a sweet spot that is noticeably larger than previous designs, which aims to increase distance performance significantly. The Super-TIX PLUS Titanium Cup Face is thinner, lighter and stronger than previous additions, creating a maximum COR across the face, which aims to increase ball speed and distance.

According to Chuck Thiry, Vice President of XXIO USA

“The speed increases, higher launch angles, and draw bias of the new Prime will show immediate results from swing one. It’s legit lightweight power for the players that absolutely need it the most.”

Featured in the XXIO prime woods is the SP-1000 shaft, with TORAYCA T1100G carbon fiber and NANOALLOY resin, which creates a strong but lightweight club. Along with the lightness in the shaft, XXIO has made weight savings in the grip and club head, which aims to produce woods that are both fast and easy to swing.

The XXIO Prime woods feature an expanded toe and narrowed heel, a tungsten-nickel inner weight that is low and deep, a lighter hosel repositioned closer to the center of the face, and reduced stiffness at the tip of the shaft, all with the aim of offering golfers with maximum forgiveness from their woods.

The XXIO Prime woods will be available from March 1 and will cost $579,99.

XXIO Prime hybrids and irons

The new XXIO Prime hybrids feature an expanded COR and a lower center of gravity, which is designed to increase distance and ball speed while delivering a straighter ball flight.

The hybrids from XXIO contain a Forged Maraging Steel Cup Face which includes a large sweet spot which aims to increase distance performance.

Just as with the woods, the XXIO irons also feature the Super-TIX PLUS Titanium Cup Face, though along with this, they also contain a CNC milled speed groove, which significantly increases the COR, creating a larger sweet spot, designed to provide greater distance, ball speed and accuracy.

Both the hybrids and irons include the SP-1000 Shaft, with TORAYCA T1100G carbon fiber and NANOALLOY resin. The hybrids and irons also feature weight savings in the grip and club head, with the aim of increasing swing speed.

With an expanded toe and narrowed heel, plus a crown step that moves weight low and deep, XXIO claim that this is their most forgiving suite of Prime hybrids. While with two high-density tungsten nickel sole weights and an overall profile that is 3mm shorter than the previous model, the company also claims to have created their most forgiving irons yet.

Speaking on the new XXIO Prime series, Chuck Thiry stated

“XXIO Prime is, quite frankly, the most unique and beneficial product ever available to moderate swing speed players. Period. People might think that is marketing hype, but they simply haven’t hit Prime yet.”

Both the XXIO Prime hybrids and irons will hit retail stores on March 1. The Prime hybrids will cost $379.99, while a single graphite iron will be available for $259.99.

 

 

 

 

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SPOTTED: 2019 Mitsubishi shafts

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The Diamana shaft line from Mitsubishi Chemical is probably one of the most iconic in the sport. Released in 2005, Blueboard, Whiteboard, and Redboard, were the first generation of shafts.

Photos of the full fourth generation Diamana lineup, offering new materials and technology, along with new names, have surfaced in the GolfWRX forums. Like previous generations, each color shaft offers different ball flight and spin characteristics.

“RF” is the highest launching and spinning in the Diamana line, offering high launch and mid spin, while the “BF” is the mid-launch and mid/low-spin model. Finally, the “DF” is mid/low-launching and the lowest-spinning shaft in the lineup.

All of the fourth generation Diamana shafts use updated technologies and materials that you would expect from a premium lineup. DIALEAD pitch fiber is helps reduce shaft deformation, while still producing exceptional energy transfer.

Each shaft contains MR70 carbon fiber that is 20 percent stronger than conventional materials and Boron fiber for its compression strength and shaft reinforcement. ION plating has been done before in the Diamana line, in vacuum chambers — silver alloy ions are bonded to the shaft to give it a chrome-like finish that can’t be replicated by paint.

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SPOTTED: 2019 Aldila shafts

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With the beginning of the PGA Tour’s West Coast swing on now, we are really starting to see more 2019 gear work it way onto tour trucks, and onto the range for player testing…and into our forums (in picture format, at least).

Some of the most recently spotted pieces are the 2019 Aldila ATX shafts, including what appears to be an 85g hybrid shaft and a 120g iron shaft.

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We can only speculate that the hybrid is a low launch shaft — based on the PGA  Tour testing being done, but this could be a shaft more suited for the growing popularity of the driving iron category vs. wood-like hybrids in the previous couple of seasons.

The 120g iron shaft has a lot of people talking, since Aldila has leaked some information in our picture thread

“It utilizes a custom prepreg made at our facility in Poway that features a “Metal Mesh” material that is combined with Carbon Fiber to help add stability and weight in the irons.”

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By using this custom material, Aldila could be solving the common problem that a lot of people have with graphite, and that is the club total weight — although in this case 120g is similar to a lot of steel iron shafts already being used on Tour. As prototyping goes, this material could be put to use in lighter versions of the shaft and have a greater benefit in the sub-100g category — if they plan on going that route.

For the drivers, if previous versions and colorways are any indication, it looks like we will have some new technology packed into popular bend profiles like the NV (Green) and the VS (Blue).  As some members on the forums have already discussed, these shafts will be utilizing graphene (an extremely strong carbon material) for additional stability. 

We also have new Rogue 130 MSI models following along similar lines with both a black and silver.

Here’s some additional information from Aldila

“Building off of the success of the ROGUE® Limited Edition – which featured 125 M.S.I. Graphitic Carbon Fiber, we have taken ROGUE® to performance to another level by incorporating even stronger 130 M.S.I. Graphitic Carbon Fiber. The ROGUE® Silver 130 M.S.I. is a low-launch, low-spin shaft with a low torque tip-section fortified with 130 M.S.I. Graphitic Carbon Fiber, a higher balance point, and a premium ion plated finish.”

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