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Rory McIlroy, TaylorMade launch Rory Junior Golf Sets

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TaylorMade and company staffer Rory McIlroy have joined forces to develop two sets of junior golf clubs. The 4-Plus set, not surprisingly, is for players 4 and up, and the 8-Plus set, is for, well, you get the idea.

Marketed as “Rory Junior Golf Sets,” a driver, fairway woods, rescue, irons, wedges and a putter are all included. The 4-Plus set has five clubs, while the 8-Plus has two additional irons.

“Growing up, golf was an extremely important part of my life. It allowed me to stay active, enjoy the outdoors and have fun within a competitive sport. I partnered with TaylorMade to design the Rory Junior Set to give kids an easy introduction to golf so they can have the same opportunity I had to fall in love with the sport,” McIlroy said.

According to TaylorMade, the sets utilize technologies from other company products with lengths, lofts, and shaft flexes optimized for juniors (example: easy-to-launch 16-degree driver).

Set makeups, courtesy of TaylorMade, below. The titanium driver is 400cc and the irons are made from 17-4 stainless steel.

8-Plus Set

Both the boys and girls 8-Plus set are designed for ages eight and above and 52″ to 60″ in height. MSRP of $399 USD.

  • 400cc driver: 16° / 39.5″
  • 3 wood: 24° / 37″
  • 5 rescue: 30° / 34.5″
  • 7-iron: 36° / 32.5″
  • 9-iron: 44° / 31.5″
  • Sand wedge: 56° / 31″
  • Putter: 30″

4-Plus Set

Designed for players aged 4+ and 42″ to 52″ in height. MSRP of $299 USD.

  • 400cc driver: 16° / 33.5″
  • 5 Rescue: 30° / 29.5″
  • 7-iron: 38° / 27.5″
  • Sand wedge: 54° / 26″
  • Putter: 26″

McIlroy announced the launch via Twitter with an accompanying video.

 

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  1. Tom

    Nov 2, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    WOW! TM wasting time with kids clubs now? No money to go to the PGA Show and spending time working on selling “toy clubs”? Company is worth about $300 now, down from the $425 mil paid for it!
    “Twist Face” seems to be “twisting in the wind” lol!

  2. HDTVMAN

    Nov 2, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Actually the price is reasonable when compared to the competition, assuming the quality is much higher than the Topflite products. Cobra Jr products are very popular, US Kids is OK, and the Ping Prodi G set is excellent, $800 for a complete set, but it’s the best quality I’ve seen.

  3. sam

    Nov 2, 2018 at 1:27 am

    complete with wedges and a putter that don’t work!

  4. Cdub

    Nov 1, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    What a joke. $300 and $400? So much for growing the game.

    • forgedforever

      Nov 2, 2018 at 7:00 am

      Spot on. As usual it’s all about the money.

  5. Scheiss

    Nov 1, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Shop smart. Shop S mart. Rory is very s.mart.

  6. Point misser

    Nov 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Does anyone actually like Rors besides his Dad and agent?

    • Henry

      Nov 2, 2018 at 10:19 am

      What? Rory is one of the most liked golfers on the planet.

      • Adam

        Nov 2, 2018 at 12:41 pm

        Didn’t Rory say a couple years ago at a press conference that he isn’t out there to grow the game or be a role model, he is only playing to win trophies? If you didn’t see it, he did, and it effected my opinion of him.

  7. Jamie

    Nov 1, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for the specs. Now I’ll go out and build 2 sets for half the price and no billboard.

    • the dude

      Nov 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      good on ya…..(clearly your not the target audience….thank god).

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Forum Thread of the Day: GolfWRX Members love this golf bag

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Steelhead, who gave us a close look at his new Jones Trouper golf bag, and just like Steelhead, many of our members have been seriously impressed. The thread features plenty of in-hand photos of the new bags, and though many of our members have already dived in and ordered one for themselves, with Black Friday fast approaching, lots have been waiting for this week to get their hands on one.

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

  • Blink3665: “I’ve been lurking on this thread since it started.  With the Black Friday sale, I had to jump.  I grabbed a Navy bag with a few extra goodies (If I’m gonna pay for shipping I might as well grab a few other things, right?)”
  • slide13: “I’d say if you want to carry 14 clubs and don’t want a pretty tight fit, give the Trouper a try. I have the Utility, and it’s a cool bag, but I found it a super tight fit and not great with 14 clubs using midsize grips.  Maybe regular grips help.  I still like the bag, and I don’t mind using just 12 clubs or so which helps a little, but I’d still probably have found another solution if it was my main bag.”
  • Dubv23: “As soon as I pulled the trouper out of the box today I knew it was going to be my favorite bag.  It maintains a lot of the Utility styling but adds a lot of the features many wanted. The great thing is it does not make the bag that much bigger.  Its taller from the bottom of the opening to the top but not much wider and very well thought out. The material is different than past utilities, and I would assume it was to shed weight.  It has a hoofer like feel to the fabric but not so much to make it seem like it’s not a Jones bag. The opening is perfect and holds all 14 clubs perfect, the leg mechanism is smooth and much easier to release than the past, and the putter “well” is slick. “
  • mr.hicksta: “After seeing those additional pics, I’m even more excited about getting mine! Jones Golf doesn’t mess around with shipping, either. Mine looks like it’ll arrive on Monday, which is nice and quick from Oregon to Hawaii!”

Entire Thread: “2019 Jones Trouper Bag”

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Guys that shoot under par, what clubs do you use?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from BiggEm, who asks those GolfWRX members that happen to break par consistently, what clubs they use. Driver and irons are the clubs in question which BiggEm is interested in hearing about, and as well as many posters submitting the clubs they use, an interesting debate regarding “arrow vs archer” has developed, as well as general playing tips from posters while out on the course.

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.

  • cm24: “5 years ago, When I was actually playing really well (for me), and I was in the +2 handicap range I was playing a set of Mizuno mp68 irons.  Sold those for AP2s and never have brought my game back.  I went thru 8 sets of irons over the three years after I sold the Mizunos and finally settled on a set of Srixon z965s.  I think those under par days are coming back, my birdies are going up as my proximity to the hole is going thru the roof, and it’s leading to confidence across my game.”
  • SASpeeder: “Not shooting under par quite as regularly anymore but still gaming the same equipment. Driver: Taylor M2 9.5” 2016 model with Diamana BF 60TX shaft. Irons: Miura CB1008 with KBS $Taper S+ shafts”
  • u2hockey14: “Adam Scott went back to his Titleist 910D3 this year due to accuracy issues, and he started to play better instantly. The bottom line is, for accomplished players, if you find a driver you can hit straight and are confident with it, stick with it. The extra 4-8 yards you get with “today’s” technology isn’t worth giving up that confidence and accuracy.”
  • leejohnkieh: “I’ve recently gotten my scores back down to even/under par after I got rid of drivers that didn’t work. For me, it’s all about feel and look. I went from 910d2 to a 17′ M1 to an M2 then to an M3 and now to the Ts3 in a span of 3 years. Tried every shaft known to man and I just could not get by round after round with TM drivers. Wildly inconsistent. I’d play tourneys not knowing where my driver was gonna go that day.”

Entire Thread: “Guys that shoot under par. What clubs do you use?”

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Charles Howell III’s winning WITB: 2018 RSM Classic

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65

Fairway woods: Titleist TS2 (15, 21 degrees)
Shafts: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 8X, Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 9X

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB 4-iron, Titleist 718 AP2 (5-7), Titleist 718 CB (8-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Vokey SM7 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (proto)

SEA ISLAND, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Charles Howell lll tees off on the eighth hole tee box during the third round of The RSM Classic at the Sea Island Resort Seaside Course on November 17, 2018 in Sea Island, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR)

RELATED: See what members are saying about CH III’s equipment in the forums.

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