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PXG launches limited-edition Darkness Operator Putter

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PXG has announced the release of a new limited-edition Darkness Operator Putter, which features new variable-sized, pyramid pattern face design.

Speaking on the innovation from PXG, Bob Parson, the company’s founder and CEO stated

“This year, the introduction of PXG’s limited-edition Darkness Putter is more than the reveal of a sleek new, murdered-out finish with a sick insignia. It is the introduction of our game-changing new face technology.”

The new variable-sized, pyramid face pattern, features small pyramid structures on the putter head which are designed to bite into the face of the golf ball to create a more consistent roll and launch, as well as improve overall sound and feel, according to the company. The size of the pyramids varies across the putter face, with the center of the putter head featuring the greatest density pattern, in order to offset ball speed loss thus creating improved ball speed control.

The new PXG Darkness Operator Putter comes with five 10-gram weights at the sole, with a finished head weight of 375 grams. The purpose of this weight kit is to help golfers offset either a push or pull miss tendency through adjusting the head weight, and it is also designed to help to finely tune the dynamic close rate of the putter.

The new edition from PXG will also feature an emblazoned Darkness skull insignia and the number 26, which represents the 26th Marine Corps Regiment that Bob Parsons served with during the Vietnam War. As well as this, the Darkness Operator Putter arrives with an exclusive Darkness grip by SuperStroke, a signature PXG Darkness head cover, and is uniquely numbered according to the order it was milled.

The new limited-edition PXG Operator Putter is available now on PXG’s website at a price of $700.

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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. Tom

    Nov 24, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    This “Clown Show” is about done! Ka Boom Baby!

  2. Distance Compression Dude

    Nov 24, 2018 at 11:32 am

    What do we have here? An overpriced TM Spider wannabe?

  3. Rich Douglas

    Nov 24, 2018 at 10:30 am

    800 bucks? For what? A semi-adjustable putter personalized for someone else?

    PXG has created a luxury brand. You’re not paying for better technology or performance.You’re paying for the brand and your association with it. I’m not saying the marginal costs outweigh the marginal benefits. I’m saying there ARE NO marginal benefits.

    If you want a truly adjustable putter, get the Happy Putter from Brainstorm. If you want real technological performance, get a putter with a lot of MOI and a CG set back, like a Spider or a Craze-E. But if you want to shell out a bunch (a huge bunch) of bucks for no real improvement–but to have a “prestige piece,” go for this. In fact, Bob has some irons he’d like to show you, too.

  4. chuck

    Nov 23, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    my daughter who is a artist and every painting she sells she donates 10 percent to the marine dark horse battalion, I bet not a cent from the 600 dollars goes to any military unit.

    • Rich Douglas

      Nov 24, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Was there a claim that it did? If not, you’re creating a strawman argument.

  5. Curt

    Nov 23, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Taylormades turn to sue P.E.G. Pretty sure Taylormade will win Parsons doesn’t even know how to spell English.

  6. albert

    Nov 23, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    $700 is peanuts for flaunting military reputation on the golf course. Just imagine all the oohs and aahs you’ll get on the putting practice green when you pull out this beauty… worth every U$D… soooo impressive… it’ll knock the cleats off yer golffing buddies.

  7. Kevin

    Nov 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Why is there 2 PXG logos on the same bottom side? They must love there logo more than the aesthetic look.

  8. Inter

    Nov 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Appropriately made for human murderers from the military who have nothing but hate in their hearts for the foreign person.

    • The dude

      Nov 23, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      …ugh…another bleeding heart lib who still has his / her head in the sand…it’s sad that our military still defends the right for you to believe that….and express it…the irony is cruel, but necessary….

      • Inter

        Nov 24, 2018 at 2:47 am

        No, it isn’t. You can change your life today, and everybody else’s, by love, and reaching across, shaking their hands.
        You think you do because you have hate in your heart, but you can, change that. It’s up to you.

    • Rich Douglas

      Nov 24, 2018 at 10:35 am

      Not quite.

      I’m both a “bleeding heart liberal” AND a retired military officer. Military members carrying out their duties are not “murderers.” You weaken any pacifist argument you’d like to proffer by using such outrageous rhetoric.

      Military leaders understand that the best war is the one you don’t have to fight. Civilians without our experience sometimes don’t understand that, while others (like you) mis-characterize us. Please don’t. It’s both wrong on the facts and rude.

      • Inter

        Nov 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm

        They’re killers. Don’t be fooled. But then you’re not. Because you’re a killer.
        It’s a shame. Every minute is another opportunity to reach out and send love and make friends with everybody in the world.
        I guess you’re still stuck in hate.
        I still offer my hand. If you kill me it still proves my point.

    • Lance

      Nov 24, 2018 at 11:34 am

      You are a idiot and can’t play golf worth a shit

  9. ogo

    Nov 23, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    WICKED!!! PURE WICKED!!!!!! …. a real man’s big putter… ouch!!!!

    • roger

      Nov 23, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      It comes with a weight kit, but does it come with an instruction book too, for $700 USD ?!!

  10. Bark of Charles

    Nov 23, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I’m gonna save myself $656 by grabbin’ my Taylor Daddy Long Legs, painting it gunmetal gray, designing a skull template, and painting my birth year ’64 on the bottom!! I did sign up for Selected Service in ’82, so maybe that’ll be better than ’64. Oh jeez, back to da drawing board!

    But hey BP, I do thank you and your courageous brothers and sisters for your service to our country as well. Semper Fi!! I also can not hate
    on you having cajones to design golf equipment out of the blue, charge unconscious prices, AND GET IT!!

  11. JCAMN

    Nov 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Like everything else in the golf world, just a combination of someone else designs…Oh and that price VS value…No thank you.
    But B.P. Thank you for your service!!

  12. Ben Ross

    Nov 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    This is copying The Odyssey Big T and the Spider at the same time ????

  13. Steve

    Nov 23, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Not into personality cults. I should want a putter with Parsons number from Vietnam on it? Don’t think so.

  14. JP

    Nov 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

    No spank you….!

  15. Brian McGranahan

    Nov 23, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Lol. It’s like a 16 year old into heavy metal is in charge of their design.

  16. Nack Jicklaus

    Nov 23, 2018 at 8:30 am

    I have always wanted a putter with a “Murdered-out finish with a sick insignia”. Hella sick, bro.

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Brian Harman, Patton Kizzire Winning WITBs: 2018 QBE Shootout

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Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Accra Concept Series X-flex

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 661 S-flex

5-wood: Titliest 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 757 S-flex

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 (21 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold

Irons: Titleist 718 CB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (46, 50, 53, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider OS CB

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2017)

Patton Kizzire

Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder TR 757 X-flex

3-wood: Titleist 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 95 X-flex

Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Axiv Core X-flex

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (4), Titleist 718 CB (5-6), Titleist 718 MB (7-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (48, 52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Golo Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2017)

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Eddie Pepperell is a singular quantity in to world of golf, so it’s not surprising that the Englishman has taken a unique route to becoming a Bettinardi staffer.

20 months ago, the two-time European Tour winner walked into Core Golf in Thame, Oxfordshire, and bought four putters, including a Bettinardi Studio Stock No. 8.

Pepperell, who jumped from No. 513 to No. 38 in the OWGR since putting the Bettinardi in play in April 2017, won’t have to pay for his putters any more. He joins the likes Francesco Molinari, Haotong Li, and Matt Kuchar as a Bettinardi staffer, the company announced the today.

“I’ve tried a number of putters and time and again, it’s the one model I keep coming back to.” said Eddie. “Positively I won’t have to buy a Bettinardi putter again, but having bought four putters from Core Golf I’m just hoping I haven’t put them of business as a result!” he added.

It was after Pepperell’s British Masters triumph in October that negotiations to bring him on board began in earnest.

“Once Eddie stayed ahead of a strong field at the British Masters to win his second Tour title of the year with a Bettinardi putter, we decided to reopen negotiations and we’re delighted with the outcome. It means that we now have another top 50 player in the world playing Bettinardi putters…” said Executive Vice President, Sam Bettinardi.

Here are the specs for his Studio Stock No. 8, courtesy of Bettinardi, which also provided the photos below of Pepperell’s putter (pre rust).

Material: Mild Carbon Steel
Finish: Mercury Gray PVD Finish
Face Milling: F.I.T. Face
Weight: 358 grams
Length: 33.25”
Lie: 71 degrees
Loft: 3 degrees

A more recent (and rusted shot) below of Pepperell’s putter at The Open.

 

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Miura offers fully assembled custom club e-commerce service

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Miura Golf has announced that the company now offers fully assembled custom clubs direct to consumers through its website.

The new e-commerce platform was launched over Thanksgiving weekend, and it allows golfers to build an entire set of clubs custom to their preference. Golfers can choose from 10 different types of irons and custom make their club by choosing between different head, shaft and grip options. As well as the irons, Miura also provides golfers with the opportunity to custom make their driving irons, wedges and putter.

For Miura’s premium club, the MC-501 Chrome (4-iron-PW), customers have the choice between eight different heads, 13 shafts, and 14 grips.

Speaking on the new service, Miura Golf President Hoyt McGarity stated

“We are committed to introducing more golfers to the pure pleasure of hitting a Miura club. With miuragolf.com’s new e-commerce capability, it has never been easier for golfers to have such direct access to Miura products.”

Lawrence Place, CFO, spoke to the target consumer for the fully assembled custom club offerings

“Miuragolf.com is primarily for someone who already knows his/her specs or doesn’t have easy access to an authorized dealer. Our eCommerce offering is not intended to replace a full fitting at an authorized dealer, as we still believe that this is the best way to fit into a set of Miura’s.”

While long-time Miura enthusiasts may be wondering why the company chose this route now, it seems the answer is simple economics: demand.

On that subject, Will Miele, North America Sales Manager, said

“At this point, we wanted to be able to fulfill the demand for consumers who did not have an option to order full built sets of Miura products. So this phase one release gives golfers, who have their specs, the opportunity to go online and place a custom order. We highly recommend golfers seek out Miura dealers in their area through our dealer locator on our website and get properly fit.

“As we develop our website we will be adding features that will help consumers who cannot get to a local dealer a way to narrow down their options for better performance.”

The most expensive custom made iron options begin at $1,960, while the most affordable options start at $1,350. The custom clubs are available now at MiuraGolf.com.

 

 

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