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Bubba Watson has Ping G400, Blueprint irons in the bag at Hero World Challenge

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Bubba Watson has new clubs in the bag this week for the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Watson had previously been gaming a Ping iBlade (2-iron) and Ping S55s (4-PW), however, for the end-of-year event, the American decided to test out the new Ping Blueprint irons.

As well as the iron change, Watson has also made the switch from his previous Ping G400 LST driver to the Ping G400. According to PGATour.com’s Andrew Tursky, the move was due to Watson desiring more spin off the tee to allow himself to curve the ball easier. You will also find the specifications of the new driver in the tweet below.

Watson performed well with the new clubs in the bag in the first round of the Hero World Challenge. The left-hander shot an opening round of 69, firing five birdies along the way, and currently sits inside the top-five at the event.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – NOVEMBER 29: Bubba Watson of the United States plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the 2018 Hero World Challenge at the Albany Bahamas on November 29, 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

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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. geehead

    Dec 1, 2018 at 2:06 am

    I love.. I love.. I love.. I want.. I want.. I want it now.. ahahahaaa

  2. Benny

    Nov 30, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Those irons look sick. Would look even better in a mirror. Looks like forged hollow design is the future a d even Pros are playing them.

    • aga

      Dec 1, 2018 at 2:04 am

      Just a scam to trick gearheads into a neurotic frazzle over a new toy they must have to prove their masculinity. “Golfers are gullible.” – Harvey Penick, Little Red Book, page 74…!

  3. JD

    Nov 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Good to see he still uses the +75 wraps of buildup tape. He looks like he’s holding the fat end of a baseball bat.

  4. Nolanski

    Nov 30, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Wants more spin?!?! Me Wrxer no understand… (sarcasm)

  5. Brandon

    Nov 30, 2018 at 8:46 am

    I love looking back at old threads and seeing Ping fanboys berate people for suggesting that Ping should make a true forged players iron.

  6. Matt

    Nov 30, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Spin stabilizes a ball flight. Makes the spin axis more horizontal. Its why its almost impossible to curve a wedge. He’s going to have to work harder to curve this club all else being equal. For the same reasons you have to work harder to curve a 6 iron than you do a 4 iron.

    • Thomas A

      Nov 30, 2018 at 10:40 am

      I’m gonna go ahead and take the word of a 2-time major champion with a professional club making staff over a keyboard hero.

    • kevin

      Nov 30, 2018 at 11:53 am

      lol yeah you are so wrong. but its your story tell it how you want.

    • Brad

      Nov 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      Trackman says no…

    • aga

      Dec 1, 2018 at 2:09 am

      Very true, Matt…. and that’s why the D-plane ball flight analysis doesn’t fully work for high lofted clubs… only the driver.

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Wilson introduces super game improvement Staff D7 irons

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Wilson Golf has announced that 2019 will see the release of their new super game improvement Wilson Staff D7 distance irons.

The new Wilson Staff D7 distance irons will keep the aesthetics from the FG Tour V6 and C300 irons while integrating Wilson’s RE-AKT technology, which is designed to provide golfers with extra power.

Speaking with regards to the new irons, manager of Wilson Golf Innovation Jon Pergande, described precisely what the new clubs are set to offer golfers.

“The D7 line is our latest installment of game improvement irons that will give golfers increased distances on longer irons and precision with the shorter clubs. Our RE-AKT technology and ultra-thin responsive club-face increases ball speeds to help produce maximum distances, while the shorter clubs give golfers a greater feel and more distance control.”

Just how has Wilson Golf gone about constructing these new irons to achieve these goals?

Well, the Wilson Staff D7 long irons (4-7 iron) feature three rows of power holes, and will also contain Wilson’s thinnest club face ever, designed to provide golfers with both maximum distance and greater responsiveness off the club face.

The D7 short irons, on the other hand,  feature fewer power holes and optimized weighting with the aim of providing maximum feel and greater distance control.

The irons are equipped with Recoil Series Graphite Shafts, which will be available in A, R and S flexes at 65 grams. KBS Tour 80 Steel shafts are also available in R and S flexes.

The D7 irons will be available to purchase from retailers and Wilson.com on January 17, while the pre-sale begins on January 10. The retail price for the D7 Steel irons is $599, while the graphite irons will cost $699.

 

 

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Louis Oosthuizen’s Winning WITB: 2018 South African Open

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (10 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 6.5

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)

Irons: Ping Blueprint Prototype Forged (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD Voss Prototype (35 inches, 20-degree lie, 2.5 degrees loft)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R

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Brian Harman, Patton Kizzire Winning WITBs: 2018 QBE Shootout

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Brian Harman

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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