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18-year-old Wes Burton creates eye-catching headcovers for TaylorMade staffers

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At last week’s WGC-FedEx St.Jude Invitational, TaylorMade staffers had the luxury of finding a custom-made individual headcover in their locker courtesy of 18-year-old Wes Burton.

While Burton and his business, Wes Custom Kicks, mostly tailor to clientele from the world of Baseball, the 18-year-old is an avid golf fan with a 6.4 index, and he set about making unique metal wood and putter headcovers for the brand’s members: Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Jason Day, after TaylorMade sought his impressive skills on the project.

Burton handed the items off to the TaylorMade Tour Truck last week, but he had the opportunity to present three-time winner on the PGA Tour, Jon Rahm, with his cover, an experience which will live long in his memory.

“Meeting Jon was a great experience. It’s always exhilarating to deliver my work to pro athletes and see their reactions. My favorite part of a delivery, particularly one that was a surprise like this one, is seeing what really speaks to them or what their favorite aspect of a piece is.”

The 18-year-old’s creative process begins by researching each golfer’s background, career and personality, and then scuffing the leather on each TaylorMade headcover with acetone to remove the factory finish. Burton then paints the cover either by hand or with airbrush which according to the man himself can take anywhere from five to 20 hours per piece depending on the design.

Here’s a look at the covers Burton created for TaylorMade’s Staffers last week in Memphis (all photos via TM).

Jon Rahm

Featuring the Spaniard’s nickname “Rahmbo”, the putter cover also contains the colors of Arizona State University.

Tiger Woods

Though he wasn’t in action last week, the 15-time major champion has a Stanford red fairway headcover waiting for him.

Rory McIlroy

One of Burton’s favorite pieces which he created, the putter cover pays homage to when Mcilroy would chip balls into a washing machine for practice as a kid. The driver cover features a lone rock amongst grass – the entrance to Holywood Golf Club in Northern Ireland.

Dustin Johnson

An ode to DJ’s love of boats, with his driver cover containing the names of his two children.

Jason Day

Driver cover featuring the names of his wife and three children, while the putter cover contains an Ohio license plate.

 

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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 @giannimosquito

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.16.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Stinger headcover giveaway from Robert Mark Golf.

SuperStroke now providing NCAA team grips.

How do you like this blacked out flat-stick from Olson Putter Co, WRXers?

Pretty lefty creation from Cushman Custom Golf.

Drew Harvie with a great shot of Mickelson National Golf Club near Calgary.

More sprinkle divot tools on the way today from Tyson Lamb.

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Bryson DeChambeau’s latest message to slow play critics: “Screw all y’all haters”

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Just a few of days after vowing to step up his attempts to improve his pace of play, a video has surfaced from this Wednesday’s Pro-Am at Medinah of DeChambeau defending his pace at last week’s event and attacking his critics.

The video which you can see here at the Twitter account @DMeyer06, appears to be taken on a fans Snapchat account, and within it DeChambeau states

“I was never on the clock last week, y’all can say whatever you want, but we’re having a fu**ing good time. So screw all y’all haters”

DeChambeau’s message in the Snapchat video looks to contradict the statement he posted to his Instagram account on Monday where he said

“I’m constantly trying to improve and I will do my very best to improve my pace.”

DeChambeau is currently in action at this week’s BMW Championship where he posted a score of 1 under par in his opening round.

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.15.19)

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Tiger’s one-handed putting drill in action at Medinah.

Embrace Putter’s PXG Stormtrooper flat-stick up for grabs.

Would any WRXers dare putt with “The Gaijin” flat-stick?

Summer hotdog covers from Swag.

Stunning shot of Pinehurst Country Club courtesy of Channing Benjamin.

Sweet looking Trigonometric copper blade from GEOM Putters.

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