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Sergio with a bag full of Callaways at Dubai


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#31 Ed Settle

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:36 PM

Like others have mentioned, really interested in what ball he is playing at Dubai

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:44 PM

Wonder how long is Adidas contract is?
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:44 PM

View PostSmilesy, on 14 November 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

I'm surprised he's using the Epic driver rather the the Epic Sub Zero. I would have thought he needed to cut spin as much as possible.
He doesn’t want to cut spin. He likes launching it low with higher than optimal spin.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:05 PM

View PostEd Settle, on 14 November 2017 - 08:36 PM, said:

Like others have mentioned, really interested in what ball he is playing at Dubai
Based on his comments below it appears to be Callaway.

http://www.asapsport...w.php?id=135816

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SERGIO GARCIA: I would say probably the most difficult thing to kind of fit into your game would be the golf ball when you play with a golf ball for quite a while.

You know, what we've been testing, the numbers have been really good with the balls that Callaway has brought to me. Now it's just a matter of trying it on the golf course and trying it on tournament play, and seeing how it reacts and seeing how it feels. Then if there's any changes that need to be made, then we have time in the off-season to get it sorted out. Hopefully we won't have to.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:10 PM

Go Sergio!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:13 PM

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 14 November 2017 - 09:44 PM, said:

View PostSmilesy, on 14 November 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

I'm surprised he's using the Epic driver rather the the Epic Sub Zero. I would have thought he needed to cut spin as much as possible.
He doesn't want to cut spin. He likes launching it low with higher than optimal spin.

About half the golfers on Tour who play the Epic play the non-Sub Zero.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:39 PM

View Postgrm24, on 14 November 2017 - 10:05 PM, said:

View PostEd Settle, on 14 November 2017 - 08:36 PM, said:

Like others have mentioned, really interested in what ball he is playing at Dubai
Based on his comments below it appears to be Callaway.

http://www.asapsport...w.php?id=135816

Q. Changing equipment, which is the most difficult club to get right in the bag?
SERGIO GARCIA: I would say probably the most difficult thing to kind of fit into your game would be the golf ball when you play with a golf ball for quite a while.

You know, what we've been testing, the numbers have been really good with the balls that Callaway has brought to me. Now it's just a matter of trying it on the golf course and trying it on tournament play, and seeing how it reacts and seeing how it feels. Then if there's any changes that need to be made, then we have time in the off-season to get it sorted out. Hopefully we won't have to.


Very interesting. Could be a the new version of the chrome soft x everyone is talking about.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:44 AM

View Posttickyboy, on 14 November 2017 - 09:44 PM, said:

Wonder how long is Adidas contract is?

I doubt the Adidas contract is going anywhere.  Hes a great representative of the brand and has been for a long time.  He has always been more Adidas than TM, with the Adidas bag instead of the TM one.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

View PostSean2, on 14 November 2017 - 10:13 PM, said:

View PostPowderedToastMan, on 14 November 2017 - 09:44 PM, said:

View PostSmilesy, on 14 November 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

I'm surprised he's using the Epic driver rather the the Epic Sub Zero. I would have thought he needed to cut spin as much as possible.
He doesn't want to cut spin. He likes launching it low with higher than optimal spin.

About half the golfers on Tour who play the Epic play the non-Sub Zero.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was actually MORE than half.  Best explanation I heard was that the guys can achieve optimal spin numbers with the regular Epic (combined with the right shaft).  So really no need for the lower spinning subzero head for most.  They also probably like the ability to have a little more directional control.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:38 AM

I wonder if Sergio's still in trial stages of equipment and no real contract has been signed since it hasn't been announced by Callaway just yet.   Don't get me wrong, the signs definitely point toward Callaway, but as we've seen in the past, nothings official until it is....

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:03 PM

Brilliant. FINALLY win your first major then go switch not only all the clubs, but brand as well. Hopefully he doesn't pull a Jason Day and sign some huge endorsements and essentially farm it in and give half effort. I believe Sergio has more pride than that.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:55 PM

View PostTollBros, on 15 November 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Brilliant. FINALLY win your first major then go switch not only all the clubs, but brand as well. Hopefully he doesn't pull a Jason Day and sign some huge endorsements and essentially farm it in and give half effort. I believe Sergio has more pride than that.

TM was done with him.  I am a huge Sergio fan, one of the biggest, but I am smart enough to know he did not walk in to TM and say, I am done, looking elsewhere.

They mutually parted ways?  Really?  Someone brought it up first.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:41 PM

View PostSmilesy, on 14 November 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

I'm surprised he's using the Epic driver rather the the Epic Sub Zero. I would have thought he needed to cut spin as much as possible.

Sergio launches it fairly low so a bit more spin helps him keep it airborne. I know he likes to work the ball a bit with the driver too so there’s another potential reason to go Epic over Epic SZ.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:54 AM

He seems to be a low launch, high spin guy.  So what CS ball does that match up with?
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:43 AM

View PostWarrick, on 15 November 2017 - 06:55 PM, said:

View PostTollBros, on 15 November 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Brilliant. FINALLY win your first major then go switch not only all the clubs, but brand as well. Hopefully he doesn't pull a Jason Day and sign some huge endorsements and essentially farm it in and give half effort. I believe Sergio has more pride than that.

TM was done with him.  I am a huge Sergio fan, one of the biggest, but I am smart enough to know he did not walk in to TM and say, I am done, looking elsewhere.

They mutually parted ways?  Really?  Someone brought it up first.

correct, it was a big cat i believe. haha.

unrelated though, does anyone else think that shorts on pros is strange looking?? haha.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:32 AM

To all that were curious, he's definitely playing the Project X LZ in his irons this week
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:53 AM

View PostWarrick, on 15 November 2017 - 06:55 PM, said:

View PostTollBros, on 15 November 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Brilliant. FINALLY win your first major then go switch not only all the clubs, but brand as well. Hopefully he doesn't pull a Jason Day and sign some huge endorsements and essentially farm it in and give half effort. I believe Sergio has more pride than that.

TM was done with him.  I am a huge Sergio fan, one of the biggest, but I am smart enough to know he did not walk in to TM and say, I am done, looking elsewhere.

They mutually parted ways?  Really?  Someone brought it up first.

I said it since day one. He was always Adidas's baby and TM clubs just came along with that. For all we know, he hated TM clubs and TM hated working with him. We know how picky he is with his equipment and maybe he drove the guys in the truck crazy and treated them poorly. Moral of the story, there is so much we don't know. Including myself, so all of that was hypothetical. Warrick, you're right about it had to start somewhere but it's not far-fetched to believe that in the end it was mutual. Too many people discount the fact that he always had an Adidas staff bag, Adidas logo on the front of his hat with subsequent TM side logos and then judge this split from the wrong perspective. It's really not a big deal.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:59 AM

View Postkratt11, on 16 November 2017 - 10:32 AM, said:

To all that were curious, he's definitely playing the Project X LZ in his irons this week

That is very interesting, has been in the 130x Modus for a while.  I am guessing 6.5LZ?  Do they make a 7.0 LZ?
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:24 AM

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:09 PM

No Rogue driver for the newest staffer?


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

View Postjunkfry, on 16 November 2017 - 12:09 PM, said:

No Rogue driver for the newest staffer?

No rogue for anyone yet. They aren’t ready to lift the embargo for tour players yet.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:24 PM

View Postkratt11, on 16 November 2017 - 10:32 AM, said:

To all that were curious, he's definitely playing the Project X LZ in his irons this week

REALLY?!?!  Wow....never thought I'd see that...Nippon can't be too pumped about that.....having two of the worlds best ball strikers using them was a good look (Stenson and Garcia).  

Sergio is up there with Phil in terms of tinkering.  Wins the Masters with Spider red; changes to black.....  really fun for us equipment nerds to watch, though!

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:27 PM

View PostQuigleyDU, on 16 November 2017 - 09:43 AM, said:

View PostWarrick, on 15 November 2017 - 06:55 PM, said:

View PostTollBros, on 15 November 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Brilliant. FINALLY win your first major then go switch not only all the clubs, but brand as well. Hopefully he doesn't pull a Jason Day and sign some huge endorsements and essentially farm it in and give half effort. I believe Sergio has more pride than that.

TM was done with him.  I am a huge Sergio fan, one of the biggest, but I am smart enough to know he did not walk in to TM and say, I am done, looking elsewhere.

They mutually parted ways?  Really?  Someone brought it up first.

correct, it was a big cat i believe. haha.

unrelated though, does anyone else think that shorts on pros is strange looking?? haha.

I though the same. The move was probably delayed because of an injury and a green jacket.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:36 PM

View PostQuigleyDU, on 16 November 2017 - 09:43 AM, said:

View PostWarrick, on 15 November 2017 - 06:55 PM, said:

View PostTollBros, on 15 November 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Brilliant. FINALLY win your first major then go switch not only all the clubs, but brand as well. Hopefully he doesn't pull a Jason Day and sign some huge endorsements and essentially farm it in and give half effort. I believe Sergio has more pride than that.

TM was done with him.  I am a huge Sergio fan, one of the biggest, but I am smart enough to know he did not walk in to TM and say, I am done, looking elsewhere.

They mutually parted ways?  Really?  Someone brought it up first.

correct, it was a big cat i believe. haha.

unrelated though, does anyone else think that shorts on pros is strange looking?? haha.

I actually like the shorts look. But I also the kind of guy to wear a baseball jersey to a baseball game!
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 07:03 PM

View Postmjbaker80, on 16 November 2017 - 12:24 PM, said:

View Postkratt11, on 16 November 2017 - 10:32 AM, said:

To all that were curious, he's definitely playing the Project X LZ in his irons this week

REALLY?!?!  Wow....never thought I'd see that...Nippon can't be too pumped about that.....having two of the worlds best ball strikers using them was a good look (Stenson and Garcia).  

Sergio is up there with Phil in terms of tinkering.  Wins the Masters with Spider red; changes to black.....  really fun for us equipment nerds to watch, though!

Would LOVE to get my hands on a Toulon ATL.....such a great shape.

I'm surprised Sergio isn't testing the new stepless prototype Nippon recently came out with on Tour.  It's supposed to be similar to PX which is what Sergio used prior to the Modus 130.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:25 PM

View Postgrm24, on 14 November 2017 - 10:05 PM, said:

View PostEd Settle, on 14 November 2017 - 08:36 PM, said:

Like others have mentioned, really interested in what ball he is playing at Dubai
Based on his comments below it appears to be Callaway.

http://www.asapsport...w.php?id=135816

Q. Changing equipment, which is the most difficult club to get right in the bag?
SERGIO GARCIA: I would say probably the most difficult thing to kind of fit into your game would be the golf ball when you play with a golf ball for quite a while.

You know, what we've been testing, the numbers have been really good with the balls that Callaway has brought to me. Now it's just a matter of trying it on the golf course and trying it on tournament play, and seeing how it reacts and seeing how it feels. Then if there's any changes that need to be made, then we have time in the off-season to get it sorted out. Hopefully we won't have to.

Paused the telecast while watching last night when they zoomed in on one or Sergio's chip's, Callaway logo on the ball.
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Cobra F6 Baffler 4/5 16.5 - Matirx Red Tie 65Q4 S
Srixon U65 18* (2-iron) - Miyazaki Kaula 7 X
Ping i200 (4 - PW) - Ping AMT S
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 CB (50, 54, 58) - Dynamic Gold Wedge
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

View Postaussiehacker30, on 16 November 2017 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postgrm24, on 14 November 2017 - 10:05 PM, said:

View PostEd Settle, on 14 November 2017 - 08:36 PM, said:

Like others have mentioned, really interested in what ball he is playing at Dubai
Based on his comments below it appears to be Callaway.

http://www.asapsport...w.php?id=135816

Q. Changing equipment, which is the most difficult club to get right in the bag?
SERGIO GARCIA: I would say probably the most difficult thing to kind of fit into your game would be the golf ball when you play with a golf ball for quite a while.

You know, what we've been testing, the numbers have been really good with the balls that Callaway has brought to me. Now it's just a matter of trying it on the golf course and trying it on tournament play, and seeing how it reacts and seeing how it feels. Then if there's any changes that need to be made, then we have time in the off-season to get it sorted out. Hopefully we won't have to.

Paused the telecast while watching last night when they zoomed in on one or Sergio's chip's, Callaway logo on the ball.

Might be the next version of the Chrome Soft X.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:41 AM

For a guy who says he is still testing, he played well at Dubai.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:56 AM

View PostWarrick, on 16 November 2017 - 10:59 AM, said:

View Postkratt11, on 16 November 2017 - 10:32 AM, said:

To all that were curious, he's definitely playing the Project X LZ in his irons this week

That is very interesting, has been in the 130x Modus for a while.  I am guessing 6.5LZ?  Do they make a 7.0 LZ?

There is a 7.0 on tour only.  Don't know which he has.  But I've tested the 6.5 against the 130x.nippon.  And it's so similar that it's an easy swap back and forth.  No doubt in my kind px used Nippon feel and Launch as a template for the LZ.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

View PostTollBros, on 15 November 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Brilliant. FINALLY win your first major then go switch not only all the clubs, but brand as well. Hopefully he doesn't pull a Jason Day and sign some huge endorsements and essentially farm it in and give half effort. I believe Sergio has more pride than that.
Maybe it wasn't his idea?

View PostEd Settle, on 16 November 2017 - 09:15 PM, said:

View Postaussiehacker30, on 16 November 2017 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postgrm24, on 14 November 2017 - 10:05 PM, said:

View PostEd Settle, on 14 November 2017 - 08:36 PM, said:

Like others have mentioned, really interested in what ball he is playing at Dubai
Based on his comments below it appears to be Callaway.

http://www.asapsport...w.php?id=135816

Q. Changing equipment, which is the most difficult club to get right in the bag?
SERGIO GARCIA: I would say probably the most difficult thing to kind of fit into your game would be the golf ball when you play with a golf ball for quite a while.

You know, what we've been testing, the numbers have been really good with the balls that Callaway has brought to me. Now it's just a matter of trying it on the golf course and trying it on tournament play, and seeing how it reacts and seeing how it feels. Then if there's any changes that need to be made, then we have time in the off-season to get it sorted out. Hopefully we won't have to.

Paused the telecast while watching last night when they zoomed in on one or Sergio's chip's, Callaway logo on the ball.

Might be the next version of the Chrome Soft X.
Not sure the new model is on the approved ball list yet


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