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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?

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According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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  1. David Phifer

    Nov 12, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Jordan IV’s hands down!

  2. Joe Perez

    Nov 7, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    The next shoe should be the Colin Kaepernick model, a shoe in which you can only tie the laces when you’ve bent down on one knee. All my Nike stuff’s been chucked into the “poor box.” Gonna be some well-dressed homeless out there!

  3. Mike

    Nov 1, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Who gives a f**k about MJ shoes? Go work on your game. Or better yet, teach a kid how to play.

  4. Ralph Donaldson

    Nov 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I’d like to see them use the Air Jordan II next. They were my favorite model. Would love to get them in a golf shoe!!

  5. Clownshow Donny

    Oct 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Tons of snowflakes on WRX, ehh?

  6. Dr. Freud

    Oct 22, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Man who sucks on brown cigar is sub-consciouly homosaxual!

  7. Karl Rasz

    Oct 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Doesn’t matter what Nike does now – I have thrown all my Nike items away. If they support and anti-American like Colin Kaepernick. As a veteran I am offended by his stance against the troops and good Americans everywhere. If you can’t stand for the Flag then you are against this country’s fighting servicemen.

    • ht

      Oct 31, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      This may be shocking to all of you 12 cappers commenting about getting rid of your Nike gear, but Nike considered your response and realized that 30-50 year old white males currently make up very little of their sales numbers and won’t impact their sales in any meaningful way, but connecting with minority groups in america who actually care about social issues will improve their brand. So, thrash and squeal all you want. They don’t care about you and they haven’t in a long time.

  8. MyrtleBeachGolfer

    Oct 20, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I hope all the boycotting of Nike carries over to Hurley and Converse as well, both owned by Nike. It would seem to coincidental if it was just Nike and Jordan Brand that made you all upset. Seems like that is the exact issue at the root of CK’s protesting.
    You can donate all your unwanted Nike gear to http://www.adopt-a-va.com/clothing-for-veterans.html

  9. Blake

    Oct 20, 2018 at 10:01 am

    11 low or 4 mid

  10. Shooter McGavin

    Oct 19, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I threw away all my Nike stuff that was made by extorted child labor laws in a foreign country I don’t know anything about but only because Nike represents an athlete domestically that forced me to considered issues that I don’t know anything about.

    • Michael Hume

      Oct 20, 2018 at 7:33 am

      I wear Nike everything more now than ever before, but not a fan of Air Jordan’s in golf.
      MJ wasn’t a pro golfer so stick with BB and let Tiger, Rory and others design Nike golf shoes.

      Regarding the social message Nike represents, either you’re blind, stupid or just ignorant if you can’t see that Police are murdering black males getting away with murder. Shoot first ask questions second. Fact some can’t see that is called privilege. Very convenient you don’t have to worry about it right now. But your time is coming pal. America is going to change because statistically you’re out numbered. Why do you think they are trying to suppress the minority vote via Voter ID. Stupid fools…it’s just a matter of time when those in power no longer look like you and when they start shooting and killing folks that do look like you maybe then you might understand why CK is taking a knee.

      • Jeffrey Feichtl

        Oct 23, 2018 at 2:49 am

        As a police – if we ask 1st shoot 2nd we are dead and leaving our families and friends behind.
        Do I agree with the shootings? No!
        But if Im in the same situation Im doing the same damn thing! I have a job, to Protect and Serve! And if Im not here I cant do either one!
        The thing people cant understand is we vow to protect all colors at all times!
        So its pretty simple- we say hands up its hands up the 1st time, Not the 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
        Anyways Id like the Jordan 11’s or in this pic the Jordan 2 low

      • smiley

        Nov 1, 2018 at 8:20 pm

        I’ll wear my nike stuff till they wear out (not burning anything). But I won’t buy more. Wow, you’re REALLY angry! Are you that angry about black males killing each other at record rate? Sad that this page becomes social commentary.

        Hey, my time is ‘coming’? WTF is that, some kind of warning? (I’m shaking in my boots! LOL).
        Just make sure you’re better armed than me sport, or your time will come.

  11. Bill Barker

    Oct 19, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Got rid of everything Nike…sick company.

    • Dr. Freud

      Oct 22, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Man who sucks on brown cigar is sub-consciouly fruity.

  12. Tom54

    Oct 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    When Nike promoted Kaepernick in their lastest ad campaign they probably figured they would piss off a certain percentage of potential consumers. Consider me among many others that won’t spend a dime on anything they make.

  13. JC

    Oct 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    I will never buy or use another Nike product.

  14. JH

    Oct 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I won’t be wearing anything with a “Swoosh” on it

  15. JT

    Oct 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I’s, XI’s, IV’s, X’s – all in a low version and not necessarily in that order either. the 1’s in a high were too bulky imo.

  16. GTR 23

    Oct 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Jordan VI golf shoe has already been released.

  17. Krys

    Oct 19, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Got rid of my nike’s (small n because they earned it) wont buy more whatever they look or feel like.

  18. Phil Shaw

    Oct 19, 2018 at 2:53 am

    “Oh I won’t wear Nike because they supported someone’s free speech and right to protest”. BORE OFF

    • JC

      Oct 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      They have a right to do what they want, so do we. Bore off yourself.

      • Jim

        Oct 20, 2018 at 5:48 am

        I’m with you Phil Shaw….too bad the wedge issues we deal with today aren’t just sand vs. gap.

  19. Brandon

    Oct 18, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Those all black 6 are pretty dope.

  20. ray

    Oct 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    I won’t ever wear nike again either. Too bad they seem to be clothing sponsor of half the tour.

  21. ray

    Oct 18, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I won’t ever wear nike again either

  22. Trolley McTrollerson

    Oct 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    At no point in your rambling, incoherent response, were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought on which Jordan should be released next. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    The answer is 11s, then 4s or 5s. You’ve picked quite possibly the worst Jordans to make into golf shoes.

    • Eddie

      Oct 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Well said. But instead of 5s, I would go with 6 lows.

  23. Tom

    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I am dressing like a rapper when I play golf now, gold chains and all….yeaaaaaah!

  24. Mike

    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Check your Jordan Retro Numbers.. the third picture is Retro 8’s not 7’s. Also, the last picture is not 6’s.

  25. Jordan

    Oct 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I use my Kobe 11’s at the range. They’re great. Very stable.

    The answer is Jordan 32 low or Jordan 7 low.

  26. Tim

    Oct 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    The answer is 11 lows, anything else is incorrect.

  27. Bob Lanier

    Oct 18, 2018 at 11:52 am

    wouldn’t wera nike’s if they were free..won’t wear several pairs that I own now..

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Gary Woodland discusses beating Woods’ record, his approach on 14, and his clutch chip on 17 with Adam Schein

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U.S. Open Champion Gary Woodland made an appearance at SiriusXM’s Manhattan studios on Tuesday, where he sat down to discuss a multitude of topics with Adam Schein on his Mad Dog Sports Radio program – Schein on Sports.

Fresh off his career-defining victory at Pebble Beach, Woodland heaped praise on his caddie, Brennan Little, while speaking on the show, whom he credited with giving him the confidence to hit his outstanding second shot to the par-5 14th hole which led to birdie in the final round.

(*All quotes courtesy of SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio)

“I’ll give the credit to my caddie on that one. It was one of those where we talked all week – I wanted to play aggressive. I wanted to play to win. I knew I was playing well. I got up there, I knew I had a one-shot lead. I’d actually – to that pin – I’d hit the chip shot left of the green, it wasn’t great in the practice rounds. I knew right’s out of bounds.

It was probably the first time all day I wanted to play conservative. I was actually thinking about laying up, and my caddie, it was the first time probably – we’ve been together three years – that he just, he said, ‘This is it. Hit three wood. Let’s go. Knock it up there, make a swing, hit at the right edge of the green and go.’ He gave me confidence, not only for that shot, but that gave me confidence in the last five holes.”

As for his clutch chip on 17 to save par, Woodland described his mindset taking the shot as well as how he was keeping tabs on what Koepka was doing at the same time on 18.

“Fortunately I had a similar shot off that green earlier in the week. That was one I’m just trying to make four. I can see Koepka on the green on 18; I saw he had a putt, I didn’t know if it was for birdie or for eagle. And I was trying to get it (the chip) past the hole, and it just came out perfectly with a little spin.”

Woodland also discussed beating Tiger Woods’ total of 12-under-par from the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. The 35-year-old first mentioned how he recognized that Woods won that tournament by 15 strokes, before adding how he was aware of beating his 72-hole total, saying

“I knew it, but I was trying to two-putt. I wasn’t trying to make that putt. Once it got halfway there and it went in I obviously let the emotion out. My caddie came over to tell me congrats and I said, ‘You know that clipped Tiger by one?’ And he said, ‘No I didn’t.’ He was focused on the wrong stuff, he was focused on winning, I was focused on beating that record.”

While speaking more generally on Woods and the impact the 15-time major champion has on the game, Woodland described him being back as “everything”, which you can see in the embedded clip below.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (6.18.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Showcasing the driver shaft the U.S. Open champion used on his way to victory last week.

Arriving in the next few weeks.

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Great shot of National Custom Works’ beautiful creation.

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Flighted down….

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Coming this week from Swag – the Suave One and Suave Too.

Awesome shot of Royal Blue Golf Club in the Bahamas.

L.A.B Golf showcasing their new BLaD.1 flat-stick from this week’s Travelers Championship.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Texas family pleads guilty to Masters lottery fraud

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On Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced that four members of a Texas family had pled guilty to wire fraud charges after admitting their role in an “elaborate” scheme to fraudulently obtain Masters tickets and resell them for a sizeable profit.

Per the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s release, the Freeman’s confessed to purchasing a bulk list and used its names and addresses to create several fake accounts in the Masters lottery. When an account that the Freeman’s had created was offered tickets, Stephen Freeman would create counterfeit drivers licenses, utility bills and credit card statements to convince Augusta to change the winning mailing address to one that his family controlled – then selling the tickets at a steep mark-up.

Stephen Freeman appeared before a U.S. District Court in Augusta, GA, and agreed to a sentence of three years in federal prison and $157,493.70 in community restitution, after admitting to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Both Freeman’s parents, as well as his sister, agreed to the same crime but will serve no jail time, with each agreeing to pay $59,000 each in community restitution.

Speaking on the case, FBI agent Chris Hacker said in a statement

“This scheme was designed to profit from the resale of tickets, but in the process, it also would have denied legitimate citizens a fair chance to obtain tickets to a prestigious golf tournament.

We hope that this case sends a message that the FBI will make it a priority to investigate these cases, and if you get caught, you will pay the price.”

All four defendants still face sentencing before a federal judge, who will accept or reject each individuals plea deals.

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