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WRX Spotlight: Daiwa GIII Signature Driver

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Product: Daiwa GIII Signature Driver

Pitch: From Daiwa: “Using their own GIII Neo Titanium Face allows GIII Signature Driver to achieve the Highest COR rating in their history. The new face combined with Double Power Trenches (Toe and Heel sides) create a “Double Repulsion Area”, an expanded sweet spot with more powerful spring effect and more forgiveness. DAIWA’s carbon technology fill the new SVF EX III shaft, creating a lightweight, strength, feel and maximum performance.”

Our take on the Daiwa GIII Signature Driver

Admittedly, this is a different kind of feature. We don’t expect many of our readers out there to bag this club, but when you see a beauty like this in the wild, you have to talk about it. This club is for the person that not only has everything but wants everything. This high-COR, Japan-inspired design and some amazing attention to detail that will perhaps get you to ignore the price tag.

Oh, and did we mention it’s made with real gold accents?

There’s an old saying attributed to American Financier J.P. Morgan: “If you have to ask, then you can’t afford it.” Most of us are in that boat. But if you view your driver as not only as an extra-hot performer but a symbol of status, look no further than the Daiwa GIII Signature. Features…

  • Proprietary GIII neo-titanium face
  • Super hot face with a COR of 0.875, which exceeds the USGA limit of 0.830
  • Power Trenches for increased rebound effect
  • Head shape inspired by an intricate, 12-layer kimono
  • Intricate Edo Kuriko (traditional drinking glasses) etching on the sole and face
  • Proprietary GIII shaft
  • Envy of all your playing partners

In person, the face etching looks amazing and really stands out. Gold accents can be considered gaudy to some, so it’s really personal preference. Knowing it’s real gold and not simply colorized definitely helps in our eyes. The club is lighter weight overall and feels solid in your hands. We’d love to one day put its high-COR face through the paces on a FlightScope X3, but that’s for another day.

The Daiwa GIII Signature Driver is perhaps the ultimate form of club excess. Is it worth the $2,400 price tag? As the saying goes, “if you have to ask…”

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  1. Linc

    Mar 30, 2019 at 10:10 am

    They say this is the highest COR they have made while Wishon has got a driver close to 0.89 COR couple years ago. Have seen someone hit the older version G III before on Flightscope, did not really see any gain in ball speed.

  2. JP

    Mar 29, 2019 at 10:46 am

    That would be a nice face milling pattern for a putter. The driver itself, not for me.

  3. Jon

    Mar 28, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Finally a company with the balls to market a high COR driver. Now market one under a different brand name that would retail for under $300 and watch it fly off the shelves.

  4. Ryan Michael

    Mar 28, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Thanos must have a golf scene in the upcoming Avengers Endgame!

  5. Russ Dechambeauner

    Mar 27, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Stop, I can onry get so erect.

  6. Mower

    Mar 27, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    I’m guessing all those Saudi rich kids are buying these.

    • BB

      Mar 28, 2019 at 10:32 am

      With their best bud Trump

      • doug

        Mar 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

        Ah yeah..The Donald. The guy who put his own name on the 2018 Club C/ship-even though he didn’t play in the event.

        Believe me, right now the USA has bigger issues that the price of a gold-etched big dog.

  7. Brandon

    Mar 27, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Lots of these JDM metal woods look like they were designed by the same lady who does the interior design on all the Persian palaces here in the Bay area.

  8. dat

    Mar 27, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Only $2,400? Pshhhh

  9. Jamie

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Hollyweird prop for the insecure trust fund baby. No wonder the game is dying.

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Puma unveil new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

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Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

The upper of the shoe features a premium leather saddle wrapped around Pwrframe reinforcement. The Pwrframe TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is placed in high-stress areas of the upper for lightweight in a bid to offer added support and increased stability.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The new additions feature Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, containing over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, designed to provide maximum stability and traction.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The Ignite NXT Crafted footwear contain a full-length IGNITE Foam midsole, wrapped in Soleshield in design to offer maximum durability, comfort and energy return. Soleshield is a micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole designed to make cleaning off dirt and debris effortless.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

Speaking on the new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear, Andrew Lawson, PLM Footwear, Puma Golf said

“The Ignite NXT Crafted perfectly fuse the beauty of handcrafted shoemaking with modern development techniques to deliver optimum elegance and peak performance. With the combination of style and performance these shoes will appeal to a wide variety of golfers – those who appreciate the classic look of a leather saddle shoe and those who value modern comfort and stability technologies being a part of their game.”

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The Ignite NXT Crafted shoes are available in 4 colorways: White-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Black-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Peacoat-Leather Brown-Team Gold and White-Hi-Rise-Team Gold) and come in sizes 7-15.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The shoes cost $140 per pair and are available online and at retail beginning today, June 5, 2020.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best Nike driver ever

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

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.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
  • jackr189: “The VR_S is one of the best.”
  • Finaus_Umbrella: “I played the Vapor Fly Pro, and still do on occasion for nostalgia sake. Sound and feel are great, but it demands a good strike.”
  • PowderedToastMan: “I enjoyed the SQ Tour back in the day, the one Tiger used forever. Do I miss it? Not at all, but it was a pretty good club for its time.”

Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about driving irons for mid-handicappers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

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.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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