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FootJoy goes minimal for the M:Project

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There’s another new entrant into the minimalist-shoe market. Starting Feb. 15, golfers can purchase FootJoy’s new line of golf shoes, the M:Project.

“The M:Project is all about minimum construction, maximum feel,” said Doug Robinson, vice president of footwear design and development. “It’s all about mobility.”

Much like what TRUE Linkswear has done, FootJoy has crafted a shoe that provides the same feeling of golfing barefoot but provides more stability. To do this, FootJoy has lowered the shoe’s heel 40 percent and has a thin outsole that puts a golfer’s foot closer to the ground. Stability is provided with a wider forefoot and toe box.

“It’s very, very important to get that found stability,” Robinson said. “This gives you some of that (barefoot) feel. It gives you that stability, that ability to fire off that right side.”

The M:Project comes in both cleated and spikeless versions. The cleated version incorporates Softspike’s Performance Insert System (PINS) to get the spikes lighter and lower.

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All of the cleated shoes are made with leather, while the spikeless shoes can be found in either mesh or leather. There are five different color options for the cleated and spikeless shoes.

Prices start at $135 for the spikeless shoes, while the cleated version sells for $10 more.

Robinson said PGA Tour players should start wearing M:Project shoes soon, but he would not divulge names. FootJoy currently has 160 endorsers wearing its shoes on the worldwide tours — including Adam Scott, Luke Donald, Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker, Webb Simpson, Bo Van Pelt and Zach Johnson — according to its website.

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  1. Alex Walsh

    Mar 14, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Tried a few pairs on today and they’re so comfortable. I’m gonna have to order a pair or two.

  2. Scott

    Feb 14, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Why are these so expensive???

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Spotted: Callaway X Series drivers hit the USGA conforming clubs list

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As of Monday, Feb. 19, new Callaway X Series drivers (9.5 and 10.5 degrees) appear on the USGA Conforming Clubs list. Here is the full photo and description as they appear on the USGA website:

There’s not much to go on here based on the photo or description. All we know is that the drivers are called “X Series” and that there’s a Chevron alignment mark. Not very helpful.

What we can guess, however, is that these X Series drivers will be a follow-up to the company’s X Series 416 drivers, which were lower-end releases that focused on distance and forgiveness at a lower price point. The X Series 416 drivers had an adjustable hosel, while it appears the new X Series drivers do not.

What do you think about these new X Series drivers?

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Xander Schauffele WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Genesis Open (2/19/18).

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design AD-BB 7X

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (15 degrees, at 14.1 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

5 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (18 degrees), TaylorMade P-750 (4-9 iron)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Callaway mack Daddy 4 (52-10S), Titleist Vokey SM6 (56-10S bent to 57, 60-08M, bent to 61)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100,

Putter: Odyssey Works Big T prototype

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Bubba Watson’s Winning WITB: 2018 Genesis Open

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees, at 7.6 degrees)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)

Hybrid: Ping G (19 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid X
Length: 40.25 inches
Swing weight: D2

Irons: Ping iBlade (2 iron), Ping S55 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.25 inches (2 iron), +0.5 inches (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.5 inches

Putter: Ping Anser 303SS
Grip: Ping Pistol
Length, loft, lie: 34.25 inches, 4.5 degrees, 68.5 degrees

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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