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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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Kenny Perry WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/12/2018).

Driver: Vertical Groove (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60 Tour X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7TX

Hybrid: Exotix CBX (19 degrees), Adams Idea a12 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: TaylorMade r7 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (54-14), TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (60), Hopkins Golf (64)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5W
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Perry’s clubs. 

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SPOTTED: New Callaway Forged irons… Apex or Legacy?

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Photos of a new Callaway Forged iron popped up in our GolfWRX Forums, and our members are trying to figure out whether they’re going to be replacements for Apex Pro irons, or whether they’re an update on the Legacy series. They could also be X-Forged irons, but since Callaway recently came out with new X-Forged irons, that would be unlikely.

Here’s what GolfWRX Members are saying:

  • elwhippy: A new Legacy iron? Looks a bit Japanese shaped. 
  • mattTHEkatt: Like an X-Forged/Legacy Black mashup. They look powerful. 
  • DTown3011: …gotta be the next Apex!
  • J13: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • mgholda: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • TheMoneyShot: I thought Cally was going to phase out the Apex name after they released the MBs?
  • john443: A larger cavity in these then the X- Forged… competitor to the 750 and AP3 maybe? …or Legacy Black finally brought to retail…hallelujah. CF16 replacement???!
  • Equipto: These look very sharp, and like thumpers. I don’t care if they are a Legacy Black or Apex replacement, call them whatever… i’ll try them 
  • mrmikeac: Next gen Callaway Apex Legacy? Hmmmm…..
  • Brizam: The Legacy Black might be the best players cavity back ever made.  If they were to become available they’d move straight to the top of the list of clubs to buy for me. 
  • Jourdan M: This is the Apex Pro 

Here are photos of the new Callaway irons we spotted

Previous Apex Pro irons

Previous Legacy irons

Which one do you think the new iron looks like? 

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Wilson’s new FG Tour V6 RAW irons (yes, they will rust)

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Wilson came out with its FG Tour V6 irons in 2016, but these new Raw versions have a different look… and with time, they’ll have a VERY different look.

The new FG Tour V6 Raw irons have an unplated finish, and they’re designed to “develop a unique patina based on age, exposure and use over time,” according to Wilson. This gives each iron a unique look, and one that’s far from the clean cut original FG Tour release that had a chrome finish (which won’t rust).

In addition to the rusting effect, the irons are different because they have a copper badge in the cavity that will eventually match the color of the golf club over time. Here’s a graphic mock-up of how the Raw irons may look overtime.

Like the original releases, the irons have tungsten weights and mass behind the impact area for a “forged feel” and “improved feedback,” according to the company.

The FG Tour V6 Raw irons are a custom option on Wilson.com, and are available through Wilson’s premium partner accounts as of today, Tuesday, June 19. According to Wilson, the Raw irons “are a very limited production run,” so only a certain amount of sets will even be built.

 

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