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The Gear Dive: Ryan Palmer finally switches irons…after 9 years

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In this episode of The Gear Dive, host Johnny Wunder chats with PGA Tour stalwart Ryan Palmer on why it’s so hard for him to switch out of gear, growing up in Texas and his thoughts on Tiger/Phil.

Check out the full podcast on SoundCloud below, or click here to listen on iTunes!

5:30 Palmer intro
6:20 Palmer’s background
7:10 On growing up in Texas, Texas golf – 8:10
8:15 Early equipment
9:15 What he looks for in an iron
10:40 Woods, driver fitting
12:40 Driver numbers
13:25 Driver for 2019
13:45 Iron switch
14:40 Tour pros without equipment contracts
17 710 AP2, iron switch
19:15 Putter
20:50 Claw grip
21:35 Other clubs
22:25 Accra shaft
24:05 Fourteen golf
24:50 shaft preferences
25:30 2019 season
27:00 Moving the PGA Championship to May
27:35 Favorite major?
28:40 Thoughts on The Match
30 If you could go back in time and talk to yourself 15 years ago…

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29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Dave r

    Dec 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    STOP With the podcasts I can read.

  2. Bladehunter

    Dec 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Never listen to podcasts. I learned to read in elementary school. And who wants to look like an idiot in public with earbuds in. Words people. I want to read words.

    • Calvin

      Dec 3, 2018 at 11:29 am

      I don’t think it’s the earbuds that make you look like an idiot…..

    • Terry, this is not a Game

      Dec 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

      I agree Bladehunter! People who listen are IDIOTS!

  3. Scratchscorer

    Dec 2, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    When I see it’s a video or podcast, I just keep it moving. I come here for articles. I can go to YouTube to watch videos or other forms of media to listen to a podcast. I come here to read.

  4. joe

    Dec 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    No more podcasts, but if you keep them, post the transcript.

  5. Scooter

    Nov 30, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Really like the timeline-summary approach … so much better for finding the info of interest … Thanks!

  6. Jerry

    Nov 30, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    The technologically challenged (read geriatric) members of the forum want an article. I think the article should be how and where to download the Podcasts.

    • Oldballs McGhee

      Dec 1, 2018 at 9:25 am

      Na bro. It’s just because the new younger generation has no idea how, or is to lazy to sit and transcript the interview… Anyways I’m not opposed to a click link, but my ears are jacked from nam, can’t afford earbuds, and don’t want others to hear a bunch of noise just coming from my phone in public.. I prefer to read…

      • Brian

        Dec 1, 2018 at 11:56 am

        Thank you for your service SIR!
        I too have bad ears, Yet apparently to Jerry I’m challenged with technology. ? Thanks for thinking of others Jerry!

  7. kevin

    Nov 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    wow lots of complainers here. i love the podcasts but get why so many would like a transcript. but some people are just constantly angry or never satisfied. anyone volunteering to transcribe these interviews? until then…grab a set of earbuds and listen.

  8. Ben Alberstadt

    Nov 30, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Thank you for the feedback, everyone. We hear the request for transcripts, articles, etc, and are working on a solution!

  9. Robert

    Nov 30, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Never listen…article please

  10. Jeff horn

    Nov 30, 2018 at 4:48 am

    The podcasts are terrible post the bloody articles

  11. Tommy

    Nov 30, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Did anyone understand what irons RP said he played for years? With his strong Texas drawl and fast speech, I couldn’t understand what he said. Did he say “Toth” irons? I listened several times and just couldn’t catch it.

  12. Tom Feakalmatter

    Nov 30, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Count me in as the 4th against the inane pods. Post the article for our hearing impaired “readers” and post some pics of the

    equipment!

  13. CrashTestDummy

    Nov 30, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Interesting podcast. It is cool to listen to the pros talk in depth about their equipment.

    I think the same way about irons as Palmer. It is a lot about the sole. Titleist irons definitely have a wider sole so it has a shallower divot compared to a lot of other irons. Surprised he didn’t move to a newer version of Titleist irons.

  14. TexasSnowman

    Nov 29, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    too much chit chat and sports-talky radio stuff…. at least provide a dang transcript

  15. ogo

    Nov 29, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I still don’t know his WITB arsenal of weapons… 😮

  16. William

    Nov 29, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Seriously, stop with the podcasts. Myself, and I am sure the majority of other frequenters of GolfWRX would prefer to read an article over listening to a 30+ minute podcast. There are so many benefits of a written article. It is impossible to skim a podcast in just a few minutes. Or at least provide those of us who prefer to read an article the full manuscript of the podcast so we do not have to listen to the entire thing just to get the information we want to know. I am very close to giving up on GolfWRX as a whole and no longer checking the website for golf related news.

  17. Pat

    Nov 29, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Enough with the 35 minute podcasts! Give me the article! I don’t have to listen to that!

    • Harry

      Nov 29, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      I couldn’t agree more pat…. I hate the podcasts.

      • Curt

        Nov 29, 2018 at 7:24 pm

        Then don’t listen to ’em Jack_ss.

        Others might like them.

        • Pat

          Nov 29, 2018 at 8:22 pm

          Well, it’s 2 guys to one so far against the podcasts….

          • Jbone

            Nov 30, 2018 at 12:10 am

            Make that 3. Write the article!

            • Brian

              Nov 30, 2018 at 12:33 am

              Article, ….Hearing impared

            • Golfer69

              Nov 30, 2018 at 12:53 am

              Stop these podcasts and videos. Most of us read your site during work so articles are much better!!!

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