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Forum Thread of the Day: “Tiger Woods 2019 TaylorMade Irons…P7TW?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from hokiealumn, who while watching a YouTube video from Meandmygolf, may have spotted Tiger Woods’ new 2019 TaylorMade irons. As you would expect, the find has got our members very interested.

Here are a few posts discussing the find, but make sure to check out the entire thread and have your say at the link below.

  • TK3309: “Great catch. Has the old set in the bag there as well but that P7TW has a bit more of the P730 look in the back. Would have to assume they are nearly identical to the TW Phase 1 irons. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about them.”
  • KYE123: “Someone please tell me these are coming soon.”
  • ForTourUseOnly: “Would guess these are new and the heads are forged and the sole is milled to his specs. Bet these will be the new set he puts in play. Very hard to tell but in the video the tip section on the driver and fairway wood shaft that he is using looks more like the DF.”
  • Viktoryred3: “Looks like I’m holding out for a new set of irons until these are released.”

Entire Thread: “Tiger Woods 2019 TaylorMade Irons…P7TW?”

 

 

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  1. Andrew Akesson

    Mar 17, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Tiger should have just got in the Epon AF-Tour wagon a decade ago. These irons look very similar to those, maybe they are forged by Endo?

  2. rex235

    Jan 10, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Straight from the Oven in TX for their special client-

    But like every custom TM forged iron at this level…

    RH Only.

  3. Tom

    Jan 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Tiger and Rory formerly endorsed clubs marketed by the GOAT marketing machine, Nike….they got out of the equipment business. So much for Tiger or Rory can/will do for a brand!

  4. ~j~

    Jan 9, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    What?! No speed bridge technology? Does he not realize all the distance and precision he’s missing out on???

  5. howie

    Jan 8, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Tiger may be a golf icon but I wouldn’t call him a role model. His game is slowly returning but I doubt he will overtake Jack’s record. I assume these forged irons are made entirely in China.

  6. Scheiss

    Jan 7, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    TM just makes winners, it doesn’t need to copy others’ products like Titleist does

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That one time Tiger switched driver shafts and NOBODY noticed

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It seems like pretty much everyone on the planet has an idea of what clubs Tiger has in play at any given moment. Especially now in the age of social media. However, his bag was still analyzed and tracked immensely from the beginning of his arrival on the golf scene. Point is, when the guy switches anything out, the world will know.

But did you know that, during the 2002 and into the 2003 season, he switched driver shafts? It was a pretty substantial switch too, but it fell completely under the radar. As a Tiger junkie myself, I noticed it, but in those days 1) The internet wasn’t what it is today and 2) I was bartending in Newport Beach and didn’t have access to info like I do today. So, it went in my Tiger vault…until now.

Always known to have a True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft in his driver, Tiger and the Nike team wanted something a bit lighter, all while maintaining the stiffness profile of his X100.

We now introduce you to the 118-gram DGSLX100 Tiger Proto (a stock Dynamic Gold X100 shaft is 130 grams).

UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 28: Tiger Woods (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA)

A complete one-off made specifically for Tiger Woods. If you look at the pictures you will see an unfamiliar step pattern that starts off a bit wide towards the handle but gets progressively closer down towards the tip section. Basically, the step pattern (diameters) dropped lower to keep stiffness across the board.

“That’s the shaft we used to get him out of Titleist 975D and into Nike Blue 275cc driver in 2002.” – Anonymous Nike source

In theory, this was Tiger accepting the fact that he was going to have to get used to the feeling of a lighter shaft to begin the inevitable transition into graphite, which ultimately happened for good in 2004.

With the mystery of his bag completely gone these days with minute-to-minute reporting, I thought it kind of nice to still have a couple of nuggets to discover.

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Precision Pro NX7 Pro Slope rangefinder

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If you are looking for a premium full-feature laser range finder at a price normally reserved for more entry-level units, the PrecissionPro NX7 Pro Slope is exactly what you are looking for. Clear optics, easy-to-use, pulse vibration targeting, and last but not least: Free batteries for life. You heard that right, for as long as you own the rangefinder, Precision Pro will make sure you never run out of juice on the course.

NX7 Pro Slope features

Generally, a product that fits into the affordable category has to compromise along the way to meet a certain price point. With the NX7 Pro Slope from Precision Pro, you don’t have to compromise to get everything you would want from a top-of-the-line rangefinder at a less-than-top-of-the-line price.

The NX7 has pulse vibration, which notifies the user the laser has locked onto the target. Having used a lot of other rangefinders in the past, I always thought of a “pulse” as being a bit of a redundant feature to someone with experience using a rangefinder. I was completely indifferent but was quickly proven wrong! To me, the pulse is just the extra reassurance to know that I am locked onto the flag instead of something behind. The NX7 Pro Slope does this with a priority target acquisition process to make sure you are getting the flag and not a tree behind the intended target.

As the name would lead you to believe, the NX7 Pro Slope comes with a slope feature that can be turned on and off for casual mapping of a course or competition—just be sure to check with any tournament committee for conformity during an event. It’s easy to see both the measured and calculated distances in the viewfinder without ever being cluttered.

The extras

Each rangefinder comes with a well-made protective case that allows you to store the unit either on the outside of your bag or tucked away for safekeeping during travel to and from the course. Although it seems like a small feature, details matter, and having the case latch with a mini elastic cord makes getting the rangefinder out just that much easier—no need to zip and unzip 40 times per round.

The rangefinder also comes with a cleaning cloth, pre-installed battery—and don’t forget those batteries for life. All you need to do is register your rangefinder and go through the form on the Precision Pro website.

For $289, it’s one of the best buys in the rangefinder market.

 

 

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Bettinardi collaborates with Scottie Pippen to create limited-edition authentic jersey putter covers

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Bettinardi has collaborated with six-time NBA Champion and Chicago Bulls Legend, Scottie Pippen to create limited Home, Road, and Alternate authentic jersey headcovers ahead of this weekend’s NBA All-Star game.

Pippen is the only NBA player to have won an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year twice (1992, 1996), and just 33 of the covers have been made by Bettinardi – which are constructed from the NBA star’s own authentic jersey collection making each cover unique.

The covers feature the seven-time NBA All-Star’s iconic number 33, his signature stitched across the underbelly and also the Hex B logo.

The covers will be available to purchase in the Hive at Noon CST on Saturday. Bettinardi will also have a special USA “Dream Team” 1992 cover (only 8 made) due to release at the same time.

Also look out for a special “All-Star”  giveaway which will be unveiled on Bettinardi’s Instagram page on Sunday.

 

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