Zak Kozuchowski

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Zak is the Managing Editor of GolfWRX.com. He and his team cover golf's most important stories. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz.

 




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  • Nike 2015 Vapor Driver

    Spy Pic: Nike’s 2015 Vapor Driver

    Here’s a sneak peek of what looks to be a Nike’s 2015 Vapor driver, which was posted in our forum by GolfWRX Member wldchld22. Other than the lime green paint — Nike calls it “Volt” on its 2015...

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  • Titleist Vokey SM5 TVD-K TVD-M Wedge Review

    Review: Titleist Vokey TVD-M and TVD-K Wedges

    Pros: The TVD-M and TVD-K wedges have narrower soles and less bounce than Vokey’s SM5 wedges to give better golfers more versatility around the greens. And If you’re looking for spin, you can’t do much better than Vokey’s new...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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    Tour Edge Exotics E8 and E8 Beta Fairway Woods

    Our 2014 Gear Trials: Best Fairway Woods list included all the names you’d expect: Adams, Callaway, Cobra, Ping, TaylorMade and Titleist. On our 2014 list with those industry behemoths was also a much smaller company, however. It...

    • Posted 11 days ago
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  • Adams Tight Lies Ghost Slot 2014

    Adams’ new Tight Lies Fairway Woods and Hybrids have “Ghost Slot Technology”

    Maybe the most intriguing golf equipment development in recent years has been the addition of “slots” to modern drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons, and no company has used slots more noticeably on its fairway woods and...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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  • Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 wedges

    Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Wedges

    Cleveland is promising golfers 15 percent more spin with its new 588 RTX 2.0 wedges, which have deeper, sharper grooves and a rougher face pattern to help golfers stop their wedge shots closer to the hole. The...

    • Posted 26 days ago
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  • Tiger Foley split

    Tiger parts ways with instructor Sean Foley

    Tiger Woods will no longer be working with swing coach Sean Foley, the golfer announced on his website on Monday. Woods, who will miss the Ryder Cup and forgo competitive golf until the World Challenge in December because...

    • Posted 27 days ago
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  • Devereux Review

    Review: Devereux Golf Shirts

    Pros: Stylish shirts that easily make the transition from the office to the course. They’re 65 percent Pima cotton, which makes them plenty soft, but also 35 percent polyester, which keeps them looking good. Cons: At between $80...

    • Posted 43 days ago
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  • Graphite Design YS Reloaded NanoReloaded shafts

    Graphite Design announces YS NanoReloaded shafts

    Graphite Design is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new shaft that blends technologies from two of its most successful design. Golfers familiar with the company’s shafts likely know about its Tour AD line, which launched in...

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    Tiger arrives at the PGA Championship: How long will he last?

    Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla on Wednesday, ending three days of speculation as to whether or not he would attempt to play in this year’s PGA Championship. On Sunday, Woods withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with back...

    • Posted 46 days ago
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  • Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver

    Callaway launches the Big Bertha V-Series Driver

    There’s only two real ways for golfers to gain more distance with their driver; they can either increase their ball speed or improve their launch conditions. If they can do both simultaneously, well, then they’re in for...

    • Posted 46 days ago
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  • Bridgestone J715 Driver, J15DF, J15CB irons

    New Bridgestone J715 Driver, J15 irons spotted

    Golfers got a sneak peak of Bridgestone’s 2015 equipment line this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where Brandt Snedeker was testing the company’s new J715 driver, as well its J15DF and J15CB irons. Click here to see...

    • Posted 49 days ago
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    TaylorMade launches new Daddy Long Legs, Spider Mallet, Spider Blade putters

    TaylorMade has launched a tour-inspired line of its counterbalanced Daddy Long Legs, Spider Maller and Spider Blade putters, which offer the same performance as the company’s original models with a more subdued appearance. Along with a new black...

    • Posted 51 days ago
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  • Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from competitive golf

    Dustin Johnson announced Thursday that he will take a leave of absence from professional golf to seek professional help for “personal challenges.” The eight-time PGA Tour winner, who also withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Monday citing...

    • Posted 51 days ago
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  • Callaway Big Bertha V Series HT Driver

    Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver Hits USGA Conforming Club List

    This just in: There’s a new Callaway Big Bertha driver in the pipeline. From what we can tell from photos on the USGA Conforming Club List, the Big Bertha V Series drivers have adjustable hosels but not...

    • Posted 62 days ago
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    Tiger makes late triple bogey, finishes on the cut line

    Tiger Woods started his second round at Royal Liverpool much like he finished it. That put the three-time British winner in jeopardy of missing his second cut in 18 appearances at the championship. Woods’ rocky start included...

    • Posted 65 days ago
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  • Oakley Sunglasses Review

    Review: Oakley Performance Golf Sunglasses

    Pros: Lightweight, comfortable sunglasses that meet the high standards in precision optics and impact resistance. They’re available in more than a dozen styles with Oakley’s golf-specific G30 iridium lenses and most styles are further customizable. Cons: They’re $110+ per...

    • Posted 66 days ago
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  • Callaway Apex UT driving iron

    Callaway leaks new Apex Driving Iron photos

    The British Open apparently has become the best week of the year for equipment companies to launch its new driving irons, and what better venue than a tournament where many players opt for a driving iron to...

    • Posted 66 days ago
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  • McIlroy

    Watch Rory McIlroy hit a 436-yard drive

    What’s more fun than driving a driveable par-4? When you’re Rory McIlroy, it’s driving a usually non-driveable par-4. McIlroy’s first-round 64 at the Aberdeen Scottish Open including a 436-yard bomb off the 13th tee that found the...

    • Posted 72 days ago
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  • Vokey SM5 Indigo Wedges

    Vokey to release limited-edition SM5 Indigo wedges

    A limited-edition finish from Vokey puts a totally different spin on the wedge game blues. Starting July 16, golfers will be able to order certain Vokey SM5 wedges with the company’s Indigo PVD finish. Die-hard Vokey fans...

    • Posted 73 days ago
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    Ping G30 Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons

    G30 Drivers No matter where a golf equipment manufacturer places the center of gravity in its latest driver, one thing is true; modern driver heads aren’t very aerodynamic objects. Ping’s new G30 driver doesn’t change that, but...

    • Posted 80 days ago
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  • TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI

    Spotted: TaylorMade UDI (Ultimate Driving Iron)

    TaylorMade has released more new club models in 2014 than any year in recent memory, but it has been noticeably absent in the driving iron category. That changed this week when we spotted players testing TaylorMade’s new...

    • Posted 87 days ago
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    Bettinardi hosts 7th Social, 300 putters quickly find new homes

    A custom Bettinardi BB55 putter with hand-anodized fish graphics. A few limited-edition BB55′s were made for the social and every one of them had custom graphics. You don’t need a new putter, but you really, really want...

    • Posted 89 days ago
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    Mitsubishi unveils 2015 Diamana shaft lineup

    Few graphite shaft makers can claim the success of Mitsubishi Rayon’s Diamana shafts, which have been used to win more than 100 events on golf’s major professional tours since 2004. That makes it a big deal when the...

    • Posted 89 days ago
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    Spotted: Titleist 915D drivers

    About this time two years ago we saw the first photos of Titleist’s current drivers, the 913D2 and 913D3. It looks as though the company will stay true to that release cycle with its next-generation 915D2 and...

    • Posted 90 days ago
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  • Wie U.S.Open Feature

    Wie trusts iron game, lucky ball marker in U.S. Open win

    Being a favorite to win a major championship, like Michelle Wie was this week at the U.S. Women’s Open Pinehurst No. 2, is usually more of a curse than a blessing. It was especially daunting this week...

    • Posted 90 days ago
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    Review: Oakley Carbon Pro 2 Golf Shoes

    Pros: These offer the complete package: they’re comfortable, good-looking, unbelievably stable, totally waterproof and have great traction. No break-in period required, either. Cons: They’re $200 a pair and only available in three colors on Oakley’s site: white, ivory and...

    • Posted 102 days ago
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  • McIlroy to make equipment tweaks for U.S. Open

    This year’s U.S. Open could be one of the most intriguing of the USGA’s championships this decade, with Pinehurst’s redesigned No. 2 course playing nearly 7600 yards. No. 2 will play very different than it did when...

    • Posted 104 days ago
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  • Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki J shaft

    Mitsubishi Rayon launches Fubuki J shafts

    Mitsubishi Rayon’s new Fubuki J was introduced to PGA Tour players this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where three players including T3 finisher Matt Every put the new shaft in play in their drivers. The...

    • Posted 104 days ago
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  • TaylorMade Spider 2.0 putters

    TaylorMade Spider 2.0 Putters Spotted

    Check out the photos of the TaylorMade Spider 2.0 in the gallery below that we spotted on the putting green at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, which include a new Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider...

    • Posted 109 days ago
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  • Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind wedges

    Callaway to release “Tour Grind” Mack Daddy 2 Wedges

    Callaway has announced the release of its Mack Daddy 2 “Tour Grind” wedges, which have tour-validated C-Grind sole designs, as well as straighter leading edges and higher-peaked toes than the company’s original Mack Daddy 2 wedge models....

    • Posted 111 days ago
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  • Keegan Bradley putter change

    Keegan proves he’s still a pro with a short putter

    Spend enough time listening to golf’s traditionalists, and you might just start to believe what they have to say about long and belly putters. “It’s cheating,” says the faction who rallied behind the USGA’s anchored putter ban,...

    • Posted 114 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy Wentworth

    McIlroy erases 7-shot deficit to win BMW PGA Championship

    Rory McIlroy’s personal life was on shaky ground early this week at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, but by Sunday he proved that his golf game is still rock solid by winning one of the European...

    • Posted 119 days ago
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  • Scotty Cameron Futura X7 Putter

    Adam Scott tests prototype Scotty Cameron Futura X7 putter

    When golfers ascend to the top spot in the world golf rankings, they’re usually playing the best golf of their career, which means they’re generally not looking to make equipment changes. Adam Scott, on the other hand,...

    • Posted 123 days ago
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  • TaylorMade Arc1 Putters

    TaylorMade Arc1 Putters spotted at Colonial

    TaylorMade always releases several prototype putter models throughout the year to gather feedback on their looks, feel and performance from its staff members. Its new Arc1 prototype putters, which we spotted on the practice green at the...

    • Posted 124 days ago
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  • Cobra Design Lab

    Cobra Design Lab offers totally custom Bio Cell+ drivers

    One of the most impressive performers in our 2014 Gear Trials: Best Drivers club test was Cobra’s Bio Cell+ driver, even though it didn’t crack the top-5 in our “Distance-First,” “Forgiveness-First” and Balanced Performance” categories. How do we...

    • Posted 125 days ago
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    Cobra to release new Bio Cell Pro driver

    Cobra has announced the release of its new Bio Cell Pro, a 440cc driver that the company says has the lowest center of gravity of any of its 2014 drivers. The Bio Cell Pro is the driver...

    • Posted 131 days ago
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    Scotty Cameron to release Newport 2, GoLo 7 Dual Balance putters

    On May 30, Scotty Cameron will release two of the company’s most popular putters, its Newport 2 and GoLo 7, in counterbalanced “Dual Balance” models. According to the company, two decades of high-speed video research with tour...

    • Posted 138 days ago
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    TaylorMade unveils new SLDR S woods and irons

    TaylorMade has announced the release of its SLDR S line, which includes new drivers, fairway woods and hybrids that continue the company’s emphasis on “lofting up.” Like the company’s original SLDR drivers, the SLDR S measures 460cc...

    • Posted 138 days ago
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  • Tour Edge Exotics CB PROh irons review

    Review: Tour Edge Exotics CB PROh (as driving irons)

    Pros: The CB PROh driving irons (2, 3 and 4) produce the kind of ball speeds that golfers might expect from their fairway woods. Their thin, forged faces produce a soft, solid feel, and they’re very, very straight....

    • Posted 141 days ago
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