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Teryllium is back: Scotty Cameron T22 putters launch

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There are only a few putters I can think of that can create a true emotional reaction from most people—either because of an event it was attached to, a great round, or a player. One putter that unequivocally does this is the Scotty Cameron Teryllium series, and 22 years after the original—it’s back!

I’ll let you catch your breath.

For this iconic release let’s let the man himself take over for a moment.

From Mr. Cameron: “There’s nothing quite like the feel of Teryllium. It’s the number one material request I get from players. And, as we’ve seen multiple majors won over the past few seasons with a Teryllium-inserted putter, it’s a great time to celebrate this legendary design.”  Scotty can’t say it (as the player in question isn’t a paid staffer) but I can: It’s Brooks Koepka who’s been pulling in major championships with a Teryllium putter.

So where do we begin.

Like all modern Scotty Cameron Putters, the T22 series will be precision milled in the United States. The bodies will be made from 303 stainless steel. This differs from the originals that were carbon steel and needed constant care to prevent rust spots or pitting—a maintenance nightmare for some owners in damp conditions that gamed them.

To maintain the aesthetic of the original, the new T22 series will have what Cameron is calling a tactical matte black finish (same great look but much easier to care for). Or, to use another quote from Scotty, “the new T22 is meant to be gamed.”

Another update to the original is the T22’s Teryllium insert has been given an improved elastomer vibration dampening membrane.  Thanks to years of building and producing multi-piece putters, along with testing and feedback from the worlds best players, Cameron has brought that cumulative knowledge to this new series to provide golfers with uncompromised feel.

Now don’t think for a second that even with all of these new touches and features, history will be ignored. The new Teryllium series will still have the very distinct and instantly recognizable elastomer-filled dots in the cavity. Honestly, even from a distance, it’s extremely easy to identify a Teryllium, which is part of the beauty of it.

Like anything well designed (NOT just golf clubs), objects that are considered the most iconic or culturally relevant only take a second to be identified. Think a glass bottle of Coke, the headlights on a Porsche, the lines of 60s muscle cars—always slightly evolving but never straying from the lineage. Don’t forget the cover either

Scotty Cameron T22 models, extras, and availability

Available in golf shops beginning Aug. 16 and for pre-order soon.

Teryllium T22 putters will be available in 3 models:

  • Newport
  • Newport 2
  • Fastback 1.5

Like the Select line, all three models will have adjustable stability heel-toe weighting in standard configurations and also for custom orders.

 

 

 

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Ryan Barath is a writer & the Digital Content Creation Lead for GolfWRX. He also hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on GolfWRX Radio discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club fitter & master club builder who has more than 16 years experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour professionals. He studied business and marketing at the Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop in Hamilton and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers, including True Temper. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, from course architecture to physics, and share his passion for club building, and wedge grinding.

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  1. Matt

    Sep 3, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Funny how many people trash the putter, like they are so good at the game that they have the intelligible insight to tell Scotty how he should and shouldn’t make putters. Laughable folks. To those of you who don’t want one, good for you, you won’t be able to get one anyway (except for eBay maybe, if you have a grand to spend). Let’s all stop letting our mouths outrun our brains for a minute and think about the fact that a bunch of people on this comment thread are downing a putter that has won more professional tournaments than their cumulative scramble records. ????. The putter is gorgeous…get over it.

  2. A. Commoner

    Aug 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Missing something….this material is so fantastic and in such demand that it hasn’t really been marketed for many years. Huh!

  3. s

    Jul 29, 2019 at 6:48 am

    I want the button backs, Scotty! Like the one Koepka has but in a notchback. Along with the button colors I can customize. These TeI3 putters are so hard to maintain rust free. And I have Trypophobia…

  4. James Isle

    Jul 9, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Scotty make me one of each on Lefty…..please.

  5. joro

    Jul 9, 2019 at 9:15 am

    So the great Copycat has run out of things to copy so he is reinstating the Terrilium face. Looks like I have a fortune with my 2 or maybe three old terrarium insert putters in Left Handed.. And I see they are already lining up to spend 500 Bucks for them, lol, what a joke.

  6. JP

    Jul 8, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Guaranteed OVER $500. And no thanks…

  7. Mike Weir

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Scotty if you are reading this, please make some in LEFTY!!
    20% of America and 70% of Canada is asking for it 🙂

    • joro

      Jul 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      At 6 Bills a pop and you are starving for it along with most of Canadas Lefty ? I have some property on a Mountain side for sale, how about it? I will sell you a lefty TM with the same insert for half that price. Thank you

  8. TWShoot67

    Jul 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Newport should be naked. Site line makes it a pass for me.

  9. Fluff

    Jul 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    LOL … now Scotty starts copying himself instead of Carsten

  10. Jim

    Jul 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Back just a couple more years…best putters Cameron ever made (IMNSHO) were the clean, simple Gun Blues and OIL CANS of the mid-late 90s.

  11. PigB

    Jul 8, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Would have loved to have seen a Newport 3.

  12. Wally

    Jul 8, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I still have my 1998 long neck stainless steel teryllium putter, get it refinished every few years or so. Love the looks of the long style neck putters.

  13. JB

    Jul 8, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I’m buying one the day they are available!! Absolute class.

  14. LD

    Jul 8, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Great looking putter. Will definitely consider one.

  15. Travesty

    Jul 8, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Yeah… I’ll buy one

  16. James

    Jul 8, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Dear God let there be a lefty!!!!!

    • JMac

      Jul 8, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      Just got off the phone with custom shop and he said he didn’t think they would be available in lefty ????????????

  17. Jordan

    Jul 8, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Man was really hoping that Newport 2 was a tri-sole like the old ones. Atleast the bumpers on the Newport are pretty damn close to 009. I remember when he sent out the email last year about whether or not he should release a button back again, this will do Scotty, this will do.

  18. ashton

    Jul 8, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Awesome! My favorite putter of all time is being rereleased – i hope they do a good job.

    annnnnnnnd removable weights. nevermind. not interested.

  19. Ralph Martello

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:55 am

    will this be available in left hand?

  20. Johnny Newbern

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Take my money.

  21. DB

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Price?

    • JMac

      Jul 8, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Looks like $600

      • 2putttom

        Jul 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

        Scotty’s the most copied… I mean counterfeited putters in the world.

  22. B

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Cash in while you can, Scotty.
    But nobody likes those weight on the bottom

    • HKO

      Jul 8, 2019 at 11:36 am

      i do. the only prob of the good ol’ ones was their light weight. this revision seems alright-er than the most o’ recent ugly SCs in fact.

      • B

        Jul 9, 2019 at 1:53 am

        The weights make them all feel cheap and not solid though

  23. Dan

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:36 am

    I still use mine

  24. joe

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:23 am

    They command a premium, but let’s hope the price of these is a REASONABLE premium.

  25. David

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I’ll stick with my original newport 2 teryllium. Nothing wrong with carbon steel if you take care of your equipment. Easily one of the most recognizable putters from afar.

    • Julian

      Jul 25, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      unless you live in a climate that doesn’t allow you to use cabon steel with a raw finish like the PNW!

  26. Ayres13

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:56 am

    I wish he ran a Newport 3 model as well. I would have jumped all over that, but these just don’t make the cut.

  27. Cdub

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Was all in until I saw the sight line on the Newport. What a shame.

    • Richard

      Jul 8, 2019 at 10:43 am

      The Newport is much better looking than the Newport 2 and the sight line is a no brainer IMO. People put sight lines on their golf balls in addition to whats on the putter. It would make sense for them to make the production version with a sight line and allow custom orders without than the other way around. They probably put the sight line on the last Newport to compare retail sales against Newport 2.

  28. Eric Hutchens

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful and classy!

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Morning 9: First first-round leader of 2019-20 PGA Tour | Real star of the KLM Open | $30K golf cart theft

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By Ben Alberstadt (ben.alberstadt@golfwrx.com; @benalberstadt on Instagram)

September 13, 2019

Good Friday morning, golf fans.
1. First first-round leader of the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season
AP report…”Shelton made eight starts on tour as a non-member in 2016-17. He has his TOUR card for the first time after winning two Korn Ferry events in May.”
  • “I’m fired up,” Shelton said. “Last night it was tough to sleep. I’ve been waiting for this moment all season.”
  • “Starting on the back nine on the Old White TPC, the 24-year-old Shelton made the turn at 3 under and birdied Nos. 1-3. The 8-under 62 is his lowest score on TOUR.”
  • “Defending champion Kevin Na, Lanto Griffin, Mark Hubbard and Zack Sucher matched Harrington at 64.”

Full piece.

2. Meanwhile…
BBC report…”England’s Callum Shinkwin, 446th in the world rankings, is the surprise leader after the first round of the KLM Open.”
  • “Shinkwin produced an eagle on the 544-yard par five third in his six-under 66 to hold a one-shot lead in Amsterdam.”
  • “The 26-year-old has only made the cut at eight of 17 events on the European Tour this season.”
  • “Seven players are on five under, including England’s Chris Paisley, Matthew Southgate and Sam Horsfield, and Scotland’s Marc Warren.”

Full piece. 

3. Ready for battle
A look at the morning Solheim Cup matches (where soul-taking Danielle Kang will sit)…
Golf Channel’s Randall Mell…
Match 1, 3:10AM ET: Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex (USA) vs. Carlota Ciganda and Bronte Law (EUR)
Match 2, 3:22AM ET: Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare (USA) vs. Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier (EUR)
Match 3, 3:34AM ET: Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda (USA) vs. Caroline Masson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff (EUR)
Match 4, 3:46AM ET: Megan Khang and Annie Park (USA) vs. Charley Hull and Azahara Munoz (EUR)
4. Stealing the show at the KLM Open 
Todd Kelly at Golfweek…”one golfer in particular stole the show on Thursday.”
  • “Her name? Susan Hosang.”
  • “Her age? 100.”
  • “That’s right, the centenarian, who took up the sport 30 years ago, was a special guest at the tournament and played the 13th hole alongside Reed as well as Matt Wallace and Thomas Pieters in a Beat the Pro challenge, which pits a lucky amateur with the pros.”
  • “According to the Tour, the KLM Open is celebrating its 100th edition of the tournament. KLM, the Dutch airline, has been in business 100 years.”
5. Myrtle Beach rebounds 
The Forecaddie…
  • “While the world continues to focus on Hurricane Dorian’s damage to the Bahamas, Myrtle Beach and other South Carolina destinations already are back to business. Despite up to a foot of rain and several tornadoes that made news on national broadcasts, The Forecaddie hears the region came out of the storm incredibly well.”
  • “We were extremely fortunate to have avoided the worst of hurricane Dorian,” said Golf Tourism Solutions head Bill Golden. The agency overseas marketing for Myrtle Beach and has created a page updating golf course conditions.
  • “Myrtle Beach golf courses were able to escape with no long-term damage, and players can expect to find our courses in typically outstanding condition.”

Full piece.

6. An all-out assault on Leishman’s back
Golf Digest’s Dave Shedloski reports on the rough stuff in the dorsal region of Marc Leishman this week…
  • “With four bulging discs in his back, Marc Leishman didn’t need any further injuries to make it uncomfortable to play golf. He got one anyway. The timing couldn’t have been worse.”
  • “Leishman felt his cranky back seizing up on him Wednesday morning before playing in the pro-am for the PGA Tour season opener, A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier. That was bad enough. Then, on the fifth hole of the pro-am, one of his playing partners inadvertently nailed him in the right side of his lower back with an errant approach shot.”
  • “Apparently, the accident was a result of a miscommunication. Leishman thought the player had picked up after several strokes on the short par-4 hole. But he hadn’t. Leishman still wasn’t quite in the line of play when a ball came whizzing at him from about 100 yards away.”

Full piece.

7. JT’s melanoma square 
Golfweek staff…”Justin Thomas revealed Thursday he had a recent scare with melanoma that was discovered when he had a mole on his left leg checked out.”
  • “Thomas, who won the BMW Championship last month, shared a photo on Instagram that showed an incision on his leg with stitches. When a dermatologist checked out a very small mole on his leg, it was caught in the early stages of melanoma, Thomas wrote.”
  • “”Luckily, we found it at a time where there should be no problems going forward,” he wrote. “That being said, EVERYBODY GO GET CHECKED!! No harm can come from it and it’s the best way to catch anything before it becomes a serious issue. Especially for all the junior golfers (and other athletes) spending so much time in the sun.”
  • “It is so important to make sure you’re monitoring your body – no matter how old you are or how much sunscreen you use. It really got my attention, and hoping it does the same to y’all!”

Full piece.

8. $30K golf cart theft
Dennis Hoey at the Portland Press Herald…“York police arrested the director of golf at the Cape Neddick Country Club and charged him with stealing a golf cart designed for golfers with disabilities.”
  • “Dustin Michael Hunter, 35, of West Street in Biddeford was arrested Tuesday morning at the country club and charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, Detective Sgt. Thomas Cryan in a news release.”
  • “Hunter was taken to the York County Jail, then released on bail….Hunter allegedly stole a paramobile golf cart valued at $30,000 and a trailer used to haul the cart on April 21. The golf cart and trailer had been stored at the country club, according to York police.”
  • “Cryan said the cart was designed for use by disabled golfers, but can be customized for use in other leisure sports such as fishing or archery.”

Full piece.

9. A perspective on Abaco 
Our Michael Williams reflects on his experience at the resort last year…and the recent devastation.
  • “Abaco exceeded my expectations. The location was as beautiful as any in the world, with white warm tropic breezes and sandy beaches on a secluded bay. The water is a surreal kind of blue; actually, it’s a series of blues that range from turquoise to a deep royal blue.”
  • “The only thing more sparkling that the water and the sunshine were the smiles of the people. From the time that you arrive the warmth and hospitality of the staff at Abaco surrounds you. It’s not the kind of hospitality that you learn from a class or an employee manual. It’s a more honest and genuine variety that comes from a culture of courtesy and welcoming others into your world.”
  • “I made some great friends on and on the golf course in Abaco. David Southworth, who along with business partner Joe Deitch form the ownership group of the Abaco Club, is one of those people who has a kind of easy charm and grace. When he talks about Abaco, he deflects credit from himself and shives the spotlight on his staff and support team. “These are the people that make it possible,” I remember Southworth saying again and again.”
  • “And this on the current effort to rise again…”Both Joe Deitch and David Southworth have pledged that the Abaco Club will host its Korn Ferry Tour event in January 2020 as planned. Aid is beginning to flow and people all over the world are pledging their support in the short term and the long term. More is needed now and will be for.a very long time. Eventually, the spirit of the Bahamian people will prevail, and Abaco will rise again. For now, I will give what I can in time and money as I pray nightly for the living and the dead of Abaco.”

 

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GolfWRX was watching the range, circling the putting green, and generally keeping an eye on the notable equipment on display for the first PGA Tour event of the 2019-2020 season, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

While we encourage you to check out all of our photos from White Sulphur Springs, here are a few hand-picked shots to whet your appetite.

New Mitsubishi MMT 125-gram iron shaft

Kevin Chappell with a Golf Pride SNSR putter grip..on his driver?

Maverick McNealy’s Top Gun-inspired putter cover

Face on shot of one of the many new SeeMore putter models spotted at The Greenbrier

Odyssey’s New Stroke Lab Ten putters

Face-on look at Cam Smith’s Scotty Cameron Teryllium TFB 1.5

Jason Dufner’s prototype LA Golf Shafts iron shaft (more info)

TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver spotted on Tour! (in Grayson Murray’s bag)

2019 BV Proto wedge belonging to Rafa Campos

…and another Vokey, this time it’s Kris Ventura’s 60-degree SM7

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Morning 9: Knee surgery for JD? | Kang wants to “crush” Europe | Wie joining Golf Channel?

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By Ben Alberstadt (ben.alberstadt@golfwrx.com; @benalberstadt on Instagram)

September 12, 2019

Good Thursday morning, golf fans. Best wishes to my father, who is recovering from surgery!
1. PGA Tour POY: McIlroy
Golf Digest’s Joel Beall with the report and the response most are having to the news…”To the shock of many, including himself, Rory McIlroy was named the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year. Not as surprising is the debate that has subsequently ensued.”
  • “This was supposed to be Brooks Koepka’s honor. He already grabbed the PGA of America’s Player of the Year award, and it had been 28 years since the winner of one wasn’t the winner of both. Even McIlroy acknowledged Koepka’s eventual crowning after beating him at Tour Championship last month…”
  • ….As a refresher, the PGA of America’s honor is determined based on a points system. The PGA Tour, though, relies on player voting, with members who played in at least 15 FedEx Cup events during the 2018-’19 season casting the ballots. That process is handled internally; the tour does not publicly release the results.”
  • “Or, apparently, privately release them either. Given the election’s concealment, the Associated Press’ Doug Ferguson asked McIlroy during Wednesday’s media conference call if he knew how close the race had finished. “I inquired,” McIlroy said, “and they are keeping tight-lipped on that.” The call, just seven questions deep, was ended.”

Full piece.

2. Reshuffled schedule has players reshuffling
A window into the calculations players are making when plotting their schedules…
  • Golf Digest’s Dave Shedloski…”After competing in the Tour Championship for the third year in a row, Marc Leishman figured two weeks off was plenty, so he is entered in this week’s A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, the opening event of the new PGA Tour season that begins Thursday on the Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier Resort.”
  • “His thinking is simple: You can’t start too early accumulating FedEx Cup points for another berth in the season-ending extravaganza that just paid winner Rory McIlroy a $15 million bonus. He isn’t alone. He is joined this week by Bryson DeChambeau, Sungjae Im, who just was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and Jason Kokrak, all who played at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.”
  • “It’s so important now to get off to a good start early in the season,” said Leishman, who plans to make four official starts before competing in the Australian Open in his native country followed by the Presidents Cup. “I was lucky enough to do that last year at the CIMB in Malaysia, and that’s the plan again this year, is to try and get off to a good start.

Full piece.

3. Daly to have knee surgery
Golf Digest’s Dave Shedloski…”Daly said Tuesday at The Greenbrier that he likely will undergo surgery on his arthritic right knee before the end of the year. He said after seeing his doctor last week that it was recommended he have a partial knee replacement.
  • “It’s not scheduled yet, but the doctor says it’s got to be done,” said Daly, who is playing in this event for the second time in as many years on a sponsor exemption.

Full piece.

4. Bold predictions 
PGATour.com’s Ben Everill makes a number of prognostications about the upcoming season…
“A career grand slam will be attainable with nine holes to go at one of the majors….Will it be veteran Phil Mickelson at Winged Foot, where he famously let a U.S. Open slip from his fingers with a disastrous 72nd hole in 2006? Or will Jordan Spieth be back in form by the time the PGA Championship hits TPC Harding Park? Both are distinctly possible. But the most likely is Rory McIlroy making the turn at Augusta on Sunday with a shot at the green jacket and the career slam.”
“Phil Mickelson will break golf social media at some point with epic content….This might be the least bold prediction of the lot considering how awesome Mickelson’s foray into social media has been over the last year or so. From his Phireside chats to his great stories from yesteryear to his fitness recommendations, Mickleson is fast becoming a Hall of Fame poster as well as player. But we predict somewhere along the line he will do something so epic it will cross into the mainstream and go viral outside of just our sport.”
“We will get a sub-60 round somewhere on TOUR...Last season there were two 60s on TOUR coming from Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker and 11 players shot rounds of 61. As players get better and better and more aggressive with their play, we are certain to see the sub-60 barrier cracked again. Can someone threaten Jim Furyk’s record 58? Well one of the Korn Ferry Tour graduates – Rhein Gibson – once shot a record 55 at his local club. Of course the TOUR set-ups and courses are a little tougher than what Gibson faced but that’s not to say it can’t be done.”
5. Na’s sabbatical
Helen Ross on the birth of Kevin Na’s son, Leo LeeWoo Na, and dad’s time off.
  • “I tried to push the name Kevin for the middle name, but it didn’t work,” Na said, laughing. “My wife, she shut me down. … I thought I had more pull in the house, but no.”
  • “Na said the decision not to play wasn’t an easy one but in the long run, family is the most important thing. And as it turned out, he enters his title defense at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier more rested than he might otherwise have been.”
  • “It was weird having that much time off,” Na said. “… It’s rare you get four weeks off in August. Like I said, I feel fresh. I’m ready to go and excited about this new season. Not only am I excited, the first tournament of the year I’m defending so there is more excitement.”

Full piece.

6. Get ready to hear even more about Viktor Hovland
Steve DiMeglio with a few words on Viktor Hovland…
  • “Put it all together and yes, he could be the next big thing on the PGA Tour. Just consider this: Hovland, who turns 22 next week, is making his first start as a full member of the PGA Tour at this week’s Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and is one of the favorites. It’s the opening event of the 2019-20 season.”
  • “I would say I was a little anxious going into my professional career, even though I played really well in college,” Hovland said Wednesday. “I played well this summer, but I wasn’t really happy with the way I was hitting it.
  • “But where I got way better this year was with figuring out how to just shoot a score regardless of how I was hitting it. But I realized over time this summer when you just play every single week, your mind just switches off a little bit and you just get into golf mode. Suddenly, the more weeks I played in a row my shots kind of started coming back again, and then the confidence came.”

Full piece.

7. Michelle Wie joining Golf Channel…temporarily
Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols…“Wie will join Golf Central on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 13-15) following live competition. She will debut at 1:30 p.m. ET following Friday’s action alongside former LPGA pro Paige Mackenzie in the Orlando, Florida, studio.”
  • “Wie will also contribute to Golf Channel’s digital and social media platforms, including Instagram story takeovers.”
  • “I’m excited to join the Golf Channel crew to give my views and inputs on a great event that means so much to me,” Wie said in a release.

Full piece.

8. Kang wants to “crush” Europe
Derek Lawrenson writes…”American Danielle Kang has stirred the pot nicely with some provocative remarks about wanting to ‘crush’ the Europeans and make the home supporters cry when the Solheim Cup begins at Gleneagles on Friday.”
  • “…Kang said: ‘You’re going out there to make people cry at this point, and crush the other team.”
  • ‘You’re trying to take souls, you know. That’s the fun of it. I loved my first Solheim in Des Moines, it was amazing hearing all the “USA, USA” chants.

Full piece.

9. Dufner’s custom shaft
One for the gear junkies! Our Ryan Barath…”This week, on the range at the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, the inaugural event of the 2019 – 2020 PGA Tour season, we spotted Jason Dufner with a very custom LA Golf Shafts long iron shaft.”
“We reached out to LA Golf Shafts Chief Product Officer John Oldenburg to get the inside info, and John did not disappoint in the details and the story behind the switch by Jason.”
“Duff reached out to me shortly after he put our new OLYSS 65 Tour X prototype in play in his driver last season.  He was looking for something for his 4-iron that would get the ball up in the air a bit easier, but maintain (or increase) distance, and keep the spin close to where it was with his existing shaft which was a TT Dynamic Gold AMT S400.  What I worked on providing him was a shaft that had an overall stiffness/frequency and weight that were comparable to his current set up, but with a softer tip section. And to improve accuracy (decrease dispersion), I wanted to get him something with lower torque than the TT AMT shaft.  So, in a nutshell, that’s what I designed for him. It’s a 125 gram shaft with a frequency close to the AMT S400, but with a tip that is pretty significantly softer and has 0.3 degrees lower torque. The combo of a softer tip with lower torque will help him to launch the ball higher but maintain his accuracy.  The “Duff 4-iron”, also has a higher balance point than the AMT S440. That way Duff can use a heavier head, get the same swingweight he is comfortable with, and put a little more mass behind the ball at impact to get an increase in ball speed and thus distance.”

 

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