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Exclusive: In Hand Orka Golf 2009 Line-Up

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Orka Golf – the little company making big noises in Europe has given GolfWRX an exclusive look at their new line up for 2009.

GolfWRX regulars will remember Orka’s FP3 forged irons and the excellent Kii Driver from reviews on Bag Chatter earlier this year. Since then, Orka have gained further recognition from print media culminating in winning ‘Best Player’s irons’ in a major British golf magazine for their PS9 forged irons, beating off competition from irons like the Mizuno MP-67, Cleveland CG Tour and Nike CCi.

Orka’s line-up adds 2 new drivers, a new range of fairway woods, a new hybrid and a new wedge, all pictured here, and 2 new irons.

 Left – 2009 PS40, Center – 2008 Kii, Right – 2009 Kii CF

 

Crown of Kii CF Driver with PU paint

The Kii CF Driver is forged from 3 pieces of 6-4 Titanium and has a single weight port at the back generating high launch/low spin. Available in 9,10,12 and HL (14) lofts, with an Aldila DVS shaft it will retail at £129.

Sole of Kii CF Driver

 

Sole of PS 40 Driver

The PS40 Driver is cast from 2 pieces of titanium – the body being from 6-4 titanium and the face 15-3-3 titanium that has been CNC milled with Dynamic Face Design (DFD) technology and has a PVD scratch-resistant all-black finish. It also features 2 interchangeable weight ports. Both the Kii CF and the PS40 have PU paint across the crown. Orka tell us that this came from experimenting with large footprint drivers. The larger drivers with their lower Center of Gravity produced the desired ball flight and spin levels but with an unacceptable noise profile. Developing the rubberized paint allowed them to keep the larger footprint while retaining the sound of a conventional sized driver.

Available in 8,9,10,12 and HL (14) lofts with the same Aldila DVS shaft, the technically more advanced PS40 will retail at £269.

Face of PS 40 Driver

 

Sole of PS 40 Fairway and hybrid

 PS40 fairways and hybrids are both made from 15-5 steel. The fairways are available as 3,4 and 5 woods while the hybrid comes in 16, 19, 22, 25 degrees.

RS18 Wedge

The RS18 wedge is a low bounce wedge forged from a single billet of soft S25c carbon steel, CNC milled and then hand finished and plated. Available in 52,56,58,60 lofts and priced at £89.

The new irons will be the GS5 and the GS5 OS, both with PU vibration reducing medallions.

Orka have been proving to be successful with club makers across Europe with their attitude to sell clubs singly and as heads only and have also started to gather a strong following on the Challenge tour as well as players on the Ladies European Tour such as double Solheim Captain Dale Reid and Corrine Dibnah, winner of the British Open.

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  1. Harvey Rubin

    Dec 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Are these clubs available in the USA

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Tiger Woods WITB: 2020 PGA Championship (Possible putter switch?)

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Running updates on Woods’ putter for the week in the putter section.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying in the forums.


  • Tiger Woods WITB accurate as of the PGA Championship.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 04: A detail of Tiger Woods of the United States bag during a practice round prior to the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 04, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX

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3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15  @14.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 @18.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (3-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 TW/MT Grind (56-12, 60-11)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2
Grip: Ping PP58 Blackout

Putter 2: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Timeless Prototype

This putter was a prototype for the 2020 Special Select line. It has tungsten weighs in the sole to hit the desired swing weight and feel.

Loft: 3.75 degrees
Length: 35.25 (finished with grip)
Lie: 70 degrees
Head weight: TBD (presumably heavier than his 327-gram gamer)
Grip: Ping PP58 Blackout

We will update when play begins whether he sticks with the 14-major-winning want or the putter below. Woods practiced with a similar-looking putter ahead of the 2019 Open Championship.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 04: Tiger Woods of the United States putts during a practice round prior to the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 04, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Based on the image above, the putter looks most similar to these prototypes we shot at the 2019 PGA Championship.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

Image c/o TaylorMade ahead of “The Match 2” earlier this year.

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TaylorMade unveils 2020 PGA Championship staff bag and headcovers (and we’re giving a set away!)

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TaylorMade has launched its commemorative staff bag, as well as headcovers, to celebrate the opening major of 2020 at TPC Harding Park.

For the first time in its 102-year history, the PGA Championship will be hosted in the Bay Area. To honor the occasion, the staff bag from TaylorMade is accented by the San Francisco Giants’ traditional cream, orange, and black colorway.

GIVEAWAY: TaylorMade PGA Championship Staff Bag and Headcovers! Super Limited!

The commemorative bag also features the TaylorMade logo in the same font used by the MLB franchise and is decorated by eight stars on the bag’s upper with each representing a Giants’ World Series victory.

The three stars in orange signals wins captured in San Francisco, while the five stars in white represent wins in New York before the club’s 1957 relocation.

The interior lining of the bag shows the San Francisco Chronicle headlines that followed each of the team’s most recent championships.

Additional nods to the city include stitching of Lombard Street on the handle, an outline of the city’s skyline on the lower paneling, and an image of the iconic Golden Gate and Bay Bridges across the base.

A WGH insignia acknowledges the 29th President of the United States, and the venue’s namesake, Warren G. Harding.

Reply with your favorite major moment in the forum thread below for a chance to win a staff bag and headcovers. These are not coming to retail!

GIVEAWAY: TaylorMade PGA Championship Staff Bag and Headcovers! Super Limited!

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GolfWRX Classifieds (08/04/20): Ping Crossover, Nike Pro-Combos, Ping G-Stretch

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Wedge Ninja – Nike Pro Combo iron set

(cue music) “You’re simply the best…. do, do, do do. Better than all the rest” (music fades out). This is one of the best Nike irons ever made, in pretty darn great shape at a great price – more than half the cost of a new forged iron set.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Nike Pro-Combos

Member DWCobraJr – Ping G410 CrossOver

Look, we get it, long irons are hard to hit. So why do you continue to struggle? Get yourself this G410 Crossover and say hello to more hit greens.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Ping Crossover

Member wjoyce5001 – Ping G-Stretch 3 wood

Looking for a big beautiful 3 wood to smash off the tee? Look no further than this Ping G Stretch 3 wood with 13° of loft. Designed for distance and forgiveness this is a great club for precision off the tee or a driver for your half set!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Ping Stretch fairway

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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