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Golf Pride’s latest grips: Z Grip Align, Tour Velvet Plus4, and Tour SNSR (2019 PGA Show)

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Golf Pride’s latest lineup of grips for 2019 — the Z Grip Align, Tour Velvet Plus4, and Tour SNSR — will be available to purchase from March.

Z Grip Align

The Z Grip Align features a brushed cotton cord texture (as found in the original Z Grip), which aims to control moisture management, and Golf Pride have combined this feature with Align Technology. The Align Technology in the Z Grip Align seeks to provide golfers with consistent hand placement through a raised ridge on the back of the grip.

The firm grip on the Z Grip Align ( STD 50.5g, MS 59g) is designed to offer players maximum feedback on each shot.

Tour Velvet Plus4

Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet Plus4 features a more durable rubber and softer feel, which aims to provide both comfort and moderate feedback to players. With its larger outside diameter, the Tour Velvet Plus4 seeks to create the feeling of building up the grip with four extra wraps, while the reduced taper on this grip looks to provide players with excellent feel.

With the Tour Velvet Plus4, the tighter pattern, combined with the increased traction is designed to ensure a player’s hands don’t slip, even in poor conditions.

Tour SNSR

The Tour SNSR features a slightly refined pistol shape and comes in a 104cc, as well as a 140cc. The rubber on the Tour SNSR is 40 percent softer than any other Golf Pride putter grip, which aims to offer players the ultimate amount of feel on their stroke.

The grip’s broad paddle front is designed to aide both hand placement and face alignment, while the larger geometry in the upper hand is designed to help players lock in their grip to create a more consistent stroke.

The Golf Pride Z Grip Align, Tour Velvet Plus4 and Tour SNSR are all set to be released on March 1.

Additionally, GolfWRX learned some Tour Velvet 360 and MCC Plus4 grips will feature Arccos integration. We expect more information on the collaboration ahead of the early summer release.

 

 

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Tyrrell Hatton’s custom Ping PLD putters”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Tyrrell Hatton’s 2019 custom Ping PLD putters. Our crew were on-hand to snap the two putters in the Englishman’s bag last month, and the general feedback on the custom Ping PLD flat-sticks from our members has been positive.

For plenty more photos, check out the full thread here.

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.

  • konklifer: “The second one is awesome. Why oh why aren’t there more minimal offset shafts like that?”
  • nova6868: “These PLD putters are so nice. Also, this appears to be a new face groove option.”
  • Titletown: “That would be awesome if they brought these all black PLD’s to retail.”

Entire Thread: “Tyrrell Hatton’s custom Ping PLD putters – 2019”

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Tiger Woods’ personally used 1997 Masters prototype Scotty Cameron putter sells for big bucks

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How much would you be willing to pay for a Scotty Cameron putter personally used by Tiger Woods? Well, for someone out there the answer was just short of $23k.

As Golf.com’s Jonathan Wall first reported this week, the putter in question is the Scotty Cameron Newport Teryllium TeI3, and although it didn’t play a role in 13 of Woods’ 14 major victories, it is a putter associated with his very first Masters triumph back in 1997.

The putter sold via Green Jacket Auctions, and according to their description, the flat-stick was not just used by Woods, but it was the prototype version of the Newport TeI3 which he used on his way to dominating Augusta National for his first major victory.

Per the report, this particular putter has a teryllium insert which features 32 vibration-dampening dots that sought to soften the feel of the putter and offset the five screws that were used in the back cavity during the milling process.

As the description on Green Jacket Auctions states, Callaway’s director of fitting and instruction, Randy Peterson was the recipient of the putter before the 1997 golf season, and the flat-stick has “Tiger” stamped in dancing letters on the toe, while “Proto” and “XXX” are stamped on the back bumpers. The last five digits of the Certificate of Authenticity from Cameron (84437) also spells out “Tiger” on the phone keypad.

While $22,784.40 may seem like an inordinate amount to pay for a putter, there is reason to believe that the new owner of the Scotty Cameron Newport Teryllium TeI3 may have got themselves an excellent deal. Two previous Tiger Woods Newport 2 GSS backups (the same model he used on his way to winning 13 of his 14 majors) have been sold via Green Jacket Auctions in the past three years, for totals of $53,146 and $44,401, and comparing this Scotty Cameron putter to those previous models, the auction company states

“With all due respect to those fine putters, perhaps no privately owned Tiger Woods putter holds a candle to the collecting appeal of this specimen.”

 

 

 

 

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Brendan Steele shows off prototype Wilson Staff driving iron on Instagram

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Wilson Staff has been making waves recently with a lot of high profile activity including the signing of Gary Woodland and the new Staff blade iron prototypes he has in the bag. It appears that the R&D team at Wilson has just gotten started for 2019, considering another new prototype driving iron has popped up thanks to Brendan Steele posting some very nice pictures on his Twitter and Instagram.

We don’t have a ton of information except for the caption from Brendan’s own post

“Check out this sweet new toy! @wilsongolf was awesome enough to let me create a new prototype driving iron and it couldn’t have turned out better!” 

It has some similarities to the previous V4 Driving Iron from Wilson by the looks of both the screw and the knurling around the hosel

 

but the cosmetics and certainly more inline with the new Staff Blades pictured below along with also appearing to have a shorter heel to toe length and a higher overall toe profile:

Whether or not this new driving iron will show up at retail like the Staff blades, it is definitely something to keep an eye out for.

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