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What the U.S. Ryder Cup team will be wearing (and other Ryder Cup apparel)

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With just two weeks to go until the 2018 Ryder Cup, the U.S. side has released details of the apparel that their team will wear for the three days of action at Le Golf National.

Ralph Lauren created the clothing collection for the 2018 U.S. side, with the world famous brand opting for a classic, stylish and patriotic look. The entire Ralph Lauren Ryder Cup Collection is available to view here.

Friday’s Outfit

The U.S. side will kick off day one with a navy polo with white stripes that will feature the Ryder Cup logo on the front of the shirt, and ‘USA’ printed on the collar which contains red lining. Should a member of the U.S. side decide to wear their ribbed collar up on day one, a message reading ‘United We Stand’ will be visible. If the weather gets chilly in Paris, players will have a navy micro sleeve vest with red zippers to keep themselves warm. Simple white pants will complete the outfit for the first day of action.

Saturday’s Outfit

The U.S. side will wear a simple white lightweight stretch pique golf shirt with a navy collar and placket on day two. Pin-stripe pants will accompany the stylish shirt on the second day of action, a feature that will no doubt please Phil Mickelson, who is no stranger to the pin-stripe pants look. Players can wear a navy, and white cool wool jacket should the temperatures drop on day two.

Sunday’s Outfit

It’s all business for the U.S. side for Sunday’s singles action, with a classic navy golf shirt paired with white pants. The polo shirt features horizontal stripes of stars to add a modern touch to the minimalistic style. ‘United We Stand’ will once again feature underneath the ribbed collar of the shirt on Day 3. A navy technical jersey pullover with a camouflaged pattern will be the cool weather option for the final day’s play.

PUMA Releases Ryder Cup Fan Collection

Beyond the Ryder Cup Team Collection from Ralph Lauren, Puma has also released a Ryder Cup range for both Team USA and Team Europe. The collection is designed for fans to show their colours for the bi-annual event. Here are some of the items included in the range:

Suede G 42 Golf Shoe

A classic low-nap suede leather shoe featuring a pro-fit insole. The Suede G 42 shoe comes in a slick peacoat blue body with a choice of a red, white and blue, or navy and gold outsole depending on your allegiances. These shoes are available for $100.

Team USA or Team Europe 42 110 Snapback Cap

The Team USA PUMA Snapback Cap comes in a blue body with white lettering outline and a red bill. The hat features a 3D embroidered USA, with a crossed golf clubs logo. The Team Europe version features a 3D embroidered EUR, with crossed golf clubs logo. The hat has a white body with navy/white lettering outline and a navy bill. The caps are available from Puma for $42.

Team USA 42 IGNITE PWRADAPT Hi-Tops

Rickie Fowler supporters will no doubt enjoy these Team USA Hi-Tops which come in a peacoat blue colorway with red and white accents to give off a very patriotic look. These funky Hi-Tops are only available in a USA version and will set you back $200.

Check out the full Ryder Cup range from Puma here.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. MWolverine1969

    Sep 17, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Is it just me, or does it look like Ralph Lauren just phoned this one in? Because other than the pinstriped pants, it looks like the only thing RL changed was the year from 2016 to 2018 on the back of the shirts-YAWN….. I just hope they put some thought into the rain-gear, we don’t want a repeat of 2010!!

  2. Pete O'Tube

    Sep 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Paris in early October. Don’t think we’ll see those perky little polo shirts much. Fleeces and rainsuits I suspect.

  3. Tom

    Sep 15, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    YAWN!

  4. Rod

    Sep 15, 2018 at 2:09 am

    I like. I will revamp my entire golf wardrobe with the U.S. Ryder Cup Team fashions… because I want to feel like I am/was on the Team.

  5. Scheiss

    Sep 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    We’ve had this pinstripe stuff before. Way to be boring

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The drivers used by the top-10 most accurate players on the PGA Tour

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What drivers do the PGA Tour’s most accurate golfers use to find the short grass? Now that the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season is behind us, we can do a thorough examination.

First, here’s a tally of what the top 10 in driving accuracy on Tour are using by driver manufacturer.

  • Callaway: 5
  • PXG: 1
  • TaylorMade: 4

But this is GolfWRX, so of course you want to know more. Below is a breakdown of the driving-distance leaders on the PGA Tour in 2017-2018, the available specifics of their drivers, shafts and how often their tee shots found the fairway.

10. Jim Furyk

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.2X
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.77

9. Steve Wheatcroft

Driver: Callaway Rogue
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.79

8. Emiliano Grillo

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.89

7. Brian Gay

Driver: TaylorMade M2
Shaft: Aldila Rogue MAX 65TX
Driving accuracy percentage: 70.92

6. Kyle Stanley

Driver: TaylorMade M1
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.20

5. Brian Stuard

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Max Carry
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.21

4. Ryan Moore

Driver: PXG ZZ
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-6
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.94

3. Chez Reavie

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017
Loft: 9.5 degrees
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60TX
Driving accuracy percentage: 72.09

2. Ryan Armour

Driver: TaylorMade M1 2017
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Proto 6F5
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Driving accuracy percentage: 73.58

1. Henrik Stenson*

Driver: Callaway Rogue
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 6.5 62
Driving accuracy percentage: 74.79

*Stenson, as we know, tees off with his beloved 13-degree Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 3-wood with a Graffaloy Blue shaft the vast majority of the time.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New Ping G410 Driver?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from hervygolf21, and it surrounds the new G410 driver from Ping that is allegedly set for release at the beginning of 2019. Our members have found out plenty of information on the latest driver from Ping since the thread began, apparently, and here’s a quick look at some of the features you might expect from the new model (if you take forum members’ word for it).

According to the thread, the PING G410 will be black with red accents, will have a higher MOI than the current G400 model, will still contain the Ping Turbulators and will be offered in 12 degrees without draw weighting. It’s also believed that the G400 Max will remain current until July/August 2019, but at a lower price point.

Here are a few posts in the thread reflecting on the news, but make sure to check out the entire thread and join the discussion at the link below.

  • lc1342: “Love both the G400 LST and G400 Max, but if they are bringing out something better… I’ll take it!”
  • cz13x4: “This sounds like a very interesting update. Not keen on red but very interested to see what comes out.”
  • roho: “Late January?  Sounds like maybe a PGA Show unveil in Orlando.”

Entire Thread: “New PING G410 Driver”

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Ben Hogan adds Ft. Worth “White” to iron lineup

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After the launch of Diamond Black Metal finish Ft. Worth “Black” irons earlier this year, Ben Hogan’s nickel-chrome Ft. Worth irons are back…sort of. The Texas-baed company today announced the launch of Ben Hogan Ft. Worth White irons.

Now with respect to the “White” designation, If you’re skeptical/confused, well, let’s just have a look at a comment on BH’s Instagram post announcing the iron launch and the company’s response…

jonmodica: “Very unclear the changes from previous model… also… white? It’s chrome…..”

Benhogangolf: ”@jonmodica More progressive specific to each club head, a more aggressive V-Sole pattern and the ‘white’ is opposite of the popular and newly designed Ft. Worth Black.”

There you have it, folks. “White” as in contrast to the Ft. Worth Black irons, and the Ft. Worth White is not merely a re-issue of original chrome Ft. Worth, according to the company.

With respect to the changes to the V-Sole system, the company said this in its marketing materials for the Ft. Worth Black.

“Feedback from strong players and robot testing indicated that the leading edge could be increased on certain irons, and trailing edge softened … especially with less-than-full shots in the shorter irons.”

“So, in our ongoing quest to design and manufacture the best clubs in golf, we’ve modified the V-Sole Technology used on the Ben Hogan Ft. Worth BLACK slightly. The sole maintains the same basic design principles as the original V-Sole but has been optimized for each iron in the set. In effect, we’ve strengthened the leading edge from the sole to the face on some of the Ft. Worth BLACK irons, while reducing the trailing edge bounce on others.”

Obviously, the company scrapped the PreciseLoft system introduced with the original Ft. Worth irons. That system offered four loft profiles, all with consistent four-degree gaps. After finding the vast majority of players preferred the “mid-high” launch profile, the company did away with the others…and returned to tradition iron number (rather than loft) stamping on the toe.

The aforementioned lofts in the 4-PW set range from 22 degrees to 46 degrees.

“The Ft. Worth White Irons are illustrative of how Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company interacts with and listens to its customers,” said Scott White, President and CEO, Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. “On the heels of our sales success with the Ft. Worth Black Irons, we found many ‘traditionalists’ who wanted to play this iron design with the standard nickel-chrome finish, so we accommodated them with this launch.”

Ft. Worth White irons are available for purchase on the Ben Hogan website exclusively for $700.00 per seven-piece set (4-PW).

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