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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: “Maverick McNealy’s custom Odyssey/Toulon putter cover”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Maverick McNealy’s custom Odyssey/Toulon putter cover. The eye-catching cover has got our members talking in our forums, and the reaction to the cover has been very positive.

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.

  • Fritzer: “Sick cover, love the SJ logo considering he played for the Jr sharks.”
  • chafita: “Awesome cover.”
  • tdk8180: “You better win with a cover like that…ballsy putting a San Jose logo on there….jeez”

Entire Thread: “Maverick McNealy’s custom Odyssey/Toulon cover”

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New 2020 Cleveland Launcher UHX irons feature a combination of hollow and cavity back irons

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Cleveland Golf has introduced Cleveland Launcher UHX irons, which incorporate hollow back long irons with cavity back short irons.

The unique approach looks to provide maximum distance and forgiveness in the long irons (4- 7-irons) through lower and deeper weighting in the hollow back construction while focusing on precision and control from the 8-iron to PW with a cavity back design in this addition to the 2020 Cleveland iron lineup.

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2020 Cleveland Launcher UHX irons: Details

The new additions also contain a high-strength, HT1770M variable steel face insert in each long iron. According to the company, improved mass distribution in the face insert is designed to deliver higher ball speeds and more distance on each shot.

Speaking on the new Launcher UHX irons, Director of Engineering, Research and Development at Cleveland, Dustin Brekke stated

“This combination of cavity back and utility irons into one set offers the perfect blend of distance and accuracy. A new variable face pattern delivers more distance due to hotter faces with better mass distribution.”

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Both the hollow and cavity back irons feature a V-Shaped Sole which is designed to offer both improved speed retention and forgiveness through improved turf interaction. The company’s Tour Zip Grooves and enhanced Laser Milling aim to provide maximum spin on each Launcher UHX short iron.

Arriving in both left and right-handed options, Cleveland’s Launcher UHX Irons officially launch on October 4 and are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set and $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece graphite set.

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2020 Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons feature “turbocharged” face insert

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Cleveland Golf has unveiled new game improvement Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons which feature a new “thinner, hotter” turbocharged face insert designed for more speed and forgiveness.

Along with the turbocharged face insert, the new additions also contain a fully hollow construction. The design of the fully hollow construction allows for optimized sole weighting and bids to offer players both a higher launch and maximum forgiveness.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons: Details

Speaking on the new Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering, Research and Development at Cleveland stated

“These irons allow game improvement players the ability to get the ball into the air better than any iron on the market. Now with a thinner, hotter face, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons give you a half club more distance over the previous generation.”

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The irons feature a redesigned HiBore Crown, which pushes the center of gravity low and deep within the base, a placement which is designed to allow golfers to launch their ball higher.

The clubs also contain progressive shaping throughout, as the brand seeks to provide players with a smooth transition by offering maximum forgiveness on long irons to optimal control on short irons.

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Cleveland’s Launcher HB Turbo irons hit retail on October 4, and are available in both right and left-handed options. The new additions are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set and $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece graphite set.

 

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