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Daiwa GIII driver: non-conforming, costs $2,400, features a gold-plated face (2019 PGA Show)

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How much are you willing to pay for a non-conforming driver? How about $1,100 plus? Would you be willing to pay an extra $1,300 on top of that for a driver with a gold-plated face based on a Japanese drinking glass etching?

Apparently, some people are, or at least that’s the bet Japanese clubmaker Daiwa is making with its new GIII driver (the GIII line also includes woods and irons).

The Titanium Face on the GIII Driver contains a COR of 0.88 (non-conforming), with triple trenches positioned on the toe and heel which aims to create greater explosive distance by expanding the sweet spot. The driver features Daiwa’s Triple Repulsion Technology, designed to increase ball speed and performance through the combination of its extremely high COR, larger sweet spot and Daiwa’s in-house SVF LITE FM-418D shaft.

The high-end priced drivers are gold plated and feature laser face milling based on Japanese drinking glass etching. Gold accents and intricate Kiriko patterns feature on the sole, while the shape of the folds and waves on the head complete the premium drivers look.

More photos of the Daiwa line in this thread from PGA Show Demo Day. 

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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. TONEY P

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    For the price , does it swing itself ?

  2. Craig

    Jan 23, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    The driver use in Star Trek.

  3. vic

    Jan 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Senior discount?

  4. Timmer99

    Jan 23, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Does it come with a free headcover?

  5. Funkaholic

    Jan 23, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I don’t know why but I truly believe I need this driver in my life.

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Brooks Koepka’s winning WITB: 2019 PGA Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M5 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft

Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3), Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S); Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Image c/o Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SLT T10

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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See more pics of Koepka’s clubs and shafts here.

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Bettinardi releases military-inspired BB8-Wide Armageddon putter in honor of those who have served

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Bettinardi Golf has unveiled its limited-run military-inspired BB8-Wide Armageddon putter in honor of those who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Veteran Golfers Association.

Limited to 250 pieces worldwide, the new release from Bettinardi features a unique full tactical F.I.T. Face over Honeycomb face milling which is designed for extra soft feel at impact. The neck, bumpers, and sole of the flat-stick features engravings inspired by military insignias used in the army.

Handpainted in a military-themed “sniper” navy, gray and white color scheme, the putter is milled to 355 grams from Soft Carbon steel and comes with a matching Made in USA headcover and a red Lamkin Deep Etched Cord grip.

 

The BB8-Wide Armageddon putter costs $550 and will be available to buy at Bettinardi specialty dealers around the globe on May 23, and online in the Hive on Bettinardi.com.

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from jjfcpa who asks fellow members what their preferred choice of club is when their ball is in thick rough. A variety of irons and hybrids are mentioned by our members who delve into the discussion of course management.

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.

  • RainShadow: “For me, that sot would be a 7 iron, open the face a little and play a runner up to the front of the green. Open face will help a bit with getting stuck in the grass.”
  • golfgirlrobin: “Club choice depends on whether you’re willing to accept a bogey or whether you insist on making double.”
  • ChipNRun: “I would try a hinge and hold action. Take a half swing with plenty of hinge action and punch down on the ball with limited follow-through. Use the big muscles of the shoulders – you don’t want to hurt yourself trying to muscle it. Probably choose something between a PW and a 7i. You’ll need to hold firmly with L hand, so the grass doesn’t wrap around the hosel and deloft the club face.”
  • kcd38: “If it is 200 plus from the green and a decent lie, hybrid. If it is less than 200 from the green and sunk down a little, I usually go with my 8 iron and play the face slightly open knowing the grass will grab the hosel and shut the face. Definitely need some speed to get out of the thick stuff.”

Entire Thread: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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