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Hideki Matsuyama WITB: shot at 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 02:07 PM

Try to replicate his tempo all the time on the range, one of the guys I root for!
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 02:47 PM

I use pretty stiff shafts...but those things are pure beast mode...how does he even get the ball in the air?

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 02:55 PM

Did he recently change putters?  his other Timeless had black bombs right?

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:02 PM

View Postamair, on 14 March 2016 - 02:47 PM, said:

I use pretty stiff shafts...but those things are pure beast mode...how does he even get the ball in the air?

Kind of surprising that he uses shafts so stiff considering that he comes to a complete pause at the top of his backswing. Creates a ton of speed from there though.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:20 PM

View Postcardoza, on 14 March 2016 - 03:02 PM, said:

View Postamair, on 14 March 2016 - 02:47 PM, said:

I use pretty stiff shafts...but those things are pure beast mode...how does he even get the ball in the air?

Kind of surprising that he uses shafts so stiff considering that he comes to a complete pause at the top of his backswing. Creates a ton of speed from there though.

Guy has one of the most aggressive transitions on tour, it borders violent lol I can see the need for the rebar.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:23 PM

View Postkekoa, on 14 March 2016 - 02:55 PM, said:

Did he recently change putters?  his other Timeless had black bombs right?

I think Greg had pics from the last tournament where he had 2 or 3 cameron putters beside his bag. I commented on it at the time as they all had head covers on and I was keen to see what they were - looks like this is one of them maybe.
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:28 PM

Love those z945's
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:50 PM

Hideki hits absolute nukes

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:59 PM

No pics on the shafts for irons and wedges? What does he game in those?

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:05 PM

He ditch the Stage 2 used to win the WM Open
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:33 PM

Love the kid

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:40 PM

View PostPontus, on 14 March 2016 - 04:59 PM, said:

No pics on the shafts for irons and wedges? What does he game in those?

No labels on any of them and he doesn't speak much English. I'll try to find out
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:44 PM

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:53 PM

As an  unofficial wedge ho,  I really don't need to see any more of those Jdm precision forged..

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:59 PM

crazy thing with his bag is that he still has lead tape all over his stuff.

As a guy who has built clubs for all kinds of players including PGA Tour players, i cat believe that they cant get him what he likes without the tape, especially considerings how specific his wedge specs are

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 11:11 PM

That putter and headcover are both beautiful.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 11:26 PM

I love his putter, solid bag from top to bottom.  Interesting to see him gaming the Chambers Bay SC cover this week.
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 01:48 AM

Love the pause, 6 to midnight. Such a great bag too.
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 05:44 AM

I love the steel shaft in the 5 wood!

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 05:48 AM

 tobybear, on 14 March 2016 - 08:59 PM, said:

crazy thing with his bag is that he still has lead tape all over his stuff.

As a guy who has built clubs for all kinds of players including PGA Tour players, i cat believe that they cant get him what he likes without the tape, especially considerings how specific his wedge specs are

You would know better than I would but could be placebo effect.  He just feels more comfortable with it on there.
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 07:17 AM

interesting thing is there are no pauses when he does practice swing .
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:50 AM

What is up with all that lead tape, are we still in the 90s?  I remember my Mizunos MP14 with all that tape.  Come on Srixon fix that!

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 11:46 AM

My question would be to the ones that play blades, how about the transition blades cavity back blades?
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 12:43 PM

 Pontus, on 14 March 2016 - 04:59 PM, said:

No pics on the shafts for irons and wedges? What does he game in those?

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 05:58 PM

 pga43, on 15 March 2016 - 12:43 PM, said:

 Pontus, on 14 March 2016 - 04:59 PM, said:

No pics on the shafts for irons and wedges? What does he game in those?

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Surprised he's not using the x-7's that were just released.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 12:21 AM

I'll echo other comments, one would think that with that pause, there isn't much "offending" the shaft and causing bend.  Still have no idea if shaft stiffness depends on "offending" the shaft or just pure shaft speed.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 10:22 PM

It's very apparent that he transformed his physique into what he thinks will suit the grind and style of the PGA Tour. I think that's contributed a lot to his success compare to his compatriots,  namely, Ryo Ishikawa.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:06 AM

Rotex 2.0 CB satin wedges, there is something u don't see in a PGA bag too often.
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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:49 AM

 LL75, on 15 March 2016 - 07:17 AM, said:

interesting thing is there are no pauses when he does practice swing .

"If only I could get rid of that pause at the top...like my practice swing....damn!"


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