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Cameron Champ’s Winning WITB: 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship

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Driver: Ping G400 Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro White TS 63X
Length: 44.5 inches, tipped 1.5 inches
Swing weight: D3

Fairway Wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees, at 14.2 degrees +0.6 setting)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 42.75 inches, tipped 1 inch
Swing weight: D3

Irons: Ping i500 (4 iron), Ping iBlade (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130X

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD Mid Tyne Prototype
Length, loft, lie: 34.5 inches, 2 degrees, 0.5 degrees flat

Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

See in-hand photos of Cameron Champ’s clubs and shafts here.

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  1. Reggie

    Nov 17, 2018 at 1:17 am

    It’s not his length, folks. It’s length plus short game. He said it himself.

    “When Dustin Johnson learned how to hit his wedges close, the game changed. That’s what has happened for me over the past year and a half. I”m still working on it.” ~ Cam Champ

    “Cameron Champ is the future of the game.” ~ Matt Kuchar

  2. Gib

    Nov 16, 2018 at 3:18 am

    He only plays 13 clubs?

    • Tom

      Nov 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      Pretty sure its 14. I believe its an I500 4 iron, and then Iblade 4-W for 8 irons (2 irons with the number “4” on the bag that fly different yardages), 2 FW woods, 3 additional wedges and a putter.

  3. moses

    Nov 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    He is 20 yards past DJ with a 44.5 inch driver

    • geohogan

      Nov 9, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Given that the shaft tip is 0.335 inch, then any shaft beyond 45 inch length becomes uncontrollable, due to mechanical limitation and physics. Only one shaft designer that Im aware of understands.
      Ref The Hogan Manual of Human Performance: GOLF, 1992 (designer of the Nunchuk shaft)

  4. Big Jones

    Oct 29, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Reminds me of a young Sam Snead.

    • geo

      Nov 7, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Reminds me of Ben Hogan:

      A big lateral move toward the target,During the BS
      positioning his hips and sternum ahead of the ball prior to transition.

      Clubhead as far behind himself ready to drop into the Slot for DS.

      Squares the clubface by body rotation, evidenced by “level left’ after impact, just as Ben Hogan did.

      Ref. The Hogan Manual of Human Performance: GOLF

      Lets hope that we have many years ahead to enjoy this Champions career.

  5. dat

    Oct 29, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Proof that if you hit it the longest, you will win.

    • Benny

      Nov 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      This kid is hands down going to make courses lengthen more. He is NO JOKE!

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All-new Srixon Q-Star: Spin where you want it!

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If there is anything I have learned in the past year about golf balls, it’s that they are packed with more technology and chemical compounds than most people can comprehend. A lot of premium boundary-pushing technology is found in, as the name states, the premium ball category, BUT Srixon is bringing the same tech found is the Z-Star line to the masses with the fifth-generation Q-Star, priced at $26.99 a dozen.

So, what am I talking about when I say chemistry? How about Spin Skin with Slide-Ring Material (SeRM for Short). SeRM is a urethane coating with flexible molecular bonds (how many times do you think about molecular bonds when talking golf ball?). This flexible coating digs deep into grooves for more control and more stopping power.

When we say “control” we mean friction. Friction is extremely important in golf is because the more you can create with your scoring clubs, the more control you are going to have around the greens. Where does all this chemistry come from, you might ask? In case you didn’t already, know Srixon is owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries — a world leader in rubber technology including tires. Hmm…I think if a company can find ways to increase friction on a tire on a car going 100+ MPH, there must be some type of parallel there…

When you consider that most average golfers miss a LOT of greens, and often times in the wrong places, having a ball that offers a bit more control than the standard two-piece ball means you can (hopefully) stop it closer to the hole. And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1,000 times: The closer you golf ball end up to the intended target, the lower your scores are going to be.

Another way of getting the ball closer to the hole is distance, and the Q-Star isn’t lacking in that department either. By utilizing Fast Layer Core Technology, meaning the core is softer in the middle than around the outer layer [think of it like a symmetrical round muffin top (drool…mmm…muffins)], they can create a ball that is lower compression, feels great, and spins less off the driver without sacrificing the oh-so-important distance. Don’t forget that less spin off the driver ALSO means less axis tilt (often wrongly communicated as “side spin”) creating shots missed left and right.

All off this technology wrapped up in 338 dimples, available in both white and yellow.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day discusses new equipment that has made it into the bags of our members so far in 2019. From new club additions to shaft changes, our members share the tweaks they have made so far this year and divulge what has been successful as well as what has failed to work for them.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Jackal66: “Went from 816 DBD Alpha driver to M3. Changed Odyssey Fang putter to Scotty Cameron Newport putter. Bought a 56° wedge and it is competing with my 53° Diadic.”
  • ObiwanForAll: “Gone all in with TaylorMade clubs and UST shafts.”
  • macedan: “Successes- Ping G400 9*, thought the smaller head size may hamper my confidence, but It has performed beautifully. Mizuno ST180 16*, No words, performs as needed and looks absolutely sharp. Middle of the road- Ping G Crossover 21*, unfortunately, I fell into a swing slump across the bag not long after buying it. When my swing is on, it is one of my absolute favorites in the bag. My biggest complaint is just the appearance of the massive amount of offset.”
  • pollock21: “Been quite a year…TS3 knocked out my trusty G400 LST which was quite a feat. Now shafted with 130 Rogue Silver. I500 w/LZ 7.0 125’s experiment is on the way out. They’ve been excellent irons for me, but I just hit them obnoxiously long. Currently looking for my next set. Also dabbling with a hi-toe 60 to replace my trusty 60* Glide 2.0 stealth. So far, I’m loving it. Last change was putting in the copper spider x which knocked out my ketcsh and scotty newport 2.0.  Failed experiment so far with the flash sz fairway. Putting the trusty 16M2 back in the bag. Definitely moving on from the flash, I’m just not as consistent with it.”
  • shanx: “Took a lesson late spring and my ballstriking has improved. I ditched the Callaway X20 Pros, Cally X Forged ’07s, added Mizzy MP15s with C Taper Lites. Not sure if those shafts will work for me in the long run, but I am going to play them for a bit as I am still working on swing changes from the lesson. Rotating three drivers (2 Titleists and a Callaway Epic), thinking about going to get fit for my driver soon.”

Entire Thread: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?” 

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Chez Reavie’s winning WITB: 2019 Travelers Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 60 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue White 130 

5-wood: TaylorMade M5 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue White 130 

Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (4-iron), TaylorMade P-750 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper Tour 120

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50-08F, 54-08 M, 58-08 M)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper (50), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 (54, 58)

Putter: Odyssey Works No. 7

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Z Grip cord

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