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Sponsor Shuffling: Els, English and DeLaet

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The start of the 2014 PGA Tour calendar has given a fresh look and some new clubs for Harris English, Ernie Els and Graham DeLaet, who have all signed new sponsorship deals.

Ernie Els’ new equipment contract with Adams Golf became official yesterday, settling the rumors about where he would end up for the 2014 season.

Els, who is currently ranked No. 27 in the Official World Golf Rankings, has bounced between several equipment sponsors over his hall-of-fame career, winning majors with three separate OEM’s: Lynx (1994 U.S. Open), TaylorMade (1997 U.S. Open and 2002 British Open) and Callaway (2012 British Open). He seems to have found a situation he is happy with in Adams.

In a blog post on the Adams Golf website, Els wrote that he is “so excited about joining Adams.”  To answer the questions about what clubs he will game, he continued “Right now we’re working hard to finalize the configuration and exact specs of my set, focusing specifically on the Tight Lies fairway metals, XTD irons and hybrids.”

Since TaylorMade-Adidas acquired Adams Golf in 2012, it is also likely that Els will be swinging a TaylorMade driver. The public will see Els with his new set for the first time at the Qatar Masters later this month.

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Harris English, a two-time PGA Tour winner in 2013 and four-time All-American from the University of Georgia, signed a deal with Callaway Golf, filling the void left by the departure of Ernie Els. He’s not yet a hall-of-famer, and has big shoes to fill, but a strong showing last year proved his potential to be a household name on Tour.

Callaway and Odyssey clubs appear in English’s bag this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and will comprise his set throughout the year. English is excited about his new sponsor, saying “I’ve been really happy with the new Callaway clubs. In a short period of time I’ve been able to take advantage of the resources they have and I’m excited about the start of the 2014 season.”

Graham DeLaet, ranked No. 36 in the world, is also making moves, signing on to wear Puma apparel for the upcoming 2014 season. He will not play the company’s Cobra golf equipment, however, as he recently signed a three year contract to continue to use Titleist’s golf equipment and golf ball and wear FootJoy’s gloves and shoes.

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New additions are rare for Puma Golf, but the celebrated and always entertaining Canadian was a no-brainer to sport colorful Puma threads. DeLaet, a mainstay on the GolfWRX weekly feature “Tweets of the Week” keeps his fans amused on and off the golf course. He’s a spark to the already flashy group of Rickie Fowler, Jonas Blixt, Jesper Parnevik and Ian Poulter. DeLaet’s flair complements his talent, a successful recipe for the Cobra/PUMA team.

His 2013 bid included a second place finish at The Barclays, third place finishes at the Travelers and Deutsche Bank Championships, and 11 top-25 finishes.

Fully suited in Puma gear from the 2014 Spring/Summer Collection, DeLaet will make his 2014 debut on January 23 at the Farmers Insurance Open.  Much like the Tiger Sunday Red, or Rickie Fowler Sunday Orange, DeLaet will show his Canadian patriotism with red and white every Sunday on Tour this year. Puma will share photos on social media using the hashtag #CandianSunday.

Between DeLaet, Poulter and Fowler, Cobra/Puma has a strong contingent of Tweeters.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Brian Dudz

    Jan 4, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Great article, Andrew! My favorite line was “…but the celebrated and always entertaining Canadian was a no-brainer to sport colorful Puma threads.”

  2. Zak

    Jan 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I saw someone say that Henrik Stenson will be playing a full bag of Callaways this season, does that mean he will he parting ways with his beloved (and extremely successful) Piretti putter?

  3. Hoylake

    Jan 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Henrik Stenson Has signed with Callaway and will play a full Callaway bag 2014!

  4. bellsy13

    Jan 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Mateo: Canadians don’t have the luxuries Americans have with sports. DeLaet is the best Canadian golfer on tour and was in the hunt more than not. He’s a class act, picked for the President’s Cup and had a stellar end to his season. You must not follow golf too closely. He is much more relevant than your comments.

  5. Shawn

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:55 am

    “So we lost Ernie, huh? That’s okay, we just signed Harris English”

    I’ll take things that WEREN’T said at Callaway headquarters for $500, Alex.

  6. ryan neuzerling

    Jan 3, 2014 at 6:20 am

    whatever shirt doesn’t have a beer/grass/food stain….

  7. Mateo

    Jan 3, 2014 at 1:17 am

    yawn. 1 over the hill and the other 2 are almost irrelevant

    • LorenRobertsFan

      Jan 3, 2014 at 2:31 am

      Over the hill? Ernie won the Open this past year. And English isn’t irrelevant. He won twice on tour this past year also

    • burkie

      Jan 3, 2014 at 11:27 am

      neither of them are nearly as irrelevant as your post.

      Do you follow the PGA tour at all?

  8. Shark

    Jan 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I just loaded up in Canadian Winter offseason on sligo golf clothes as I like delaet style. Oh well I like his old funky stuff. Puma is flashy but not as fun…

    • Shelby

      Jan 4, 2014 at 3:10 am

      Instead of you and Graham D., you can at least say it’s you and Brian Gay! He rocks the Sligo still……

  9. jc

    Jan 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    and what will all of you be wearing on sunday? golfwrx wants to know…
    I will be wearing my old footjoys and whatever golf shirt I find first in the closet that goes with the first pair of pants I grab.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Mizuno’s ST-Z fairway woods

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Mizuno’s ST-Z fairway woods. WRXer ‘Kale_m’ is in the market for a fairway wood and reaches out to fellow members for feedback on the Mizuno ST-Z, and our members have been sharing their reviews of the club in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • bryanwmilburn: “I have the 3 wood with Ventus Black 7X, and it’s the best fairway I’ve ever owned.”
  • JMB83: “I played the 3 wood with Ventus Blue 6s this past weekend, and it was a weapon off the tee. I really like the deep face for that purpose, and I appreciate the more neutral to open setup at 14*. The feel is unbelievable too.”
  • JDW3: “Got mine out on the course today. I hit it really well off the deck and off the tee. I really like that the lie angle is a little flatter. Looking forward to getting out this weekend to get in some more testing.”
  • Kale_m: “Ummmm, this thing is a cannon…Best looking 3w ever though. Turned it down a notch, and it sits perfect. A hook is my miss with the 3w. Not 1 with this in about 15 balls I hit.”

Entire Thread: “What GolfWRXers are saying about Mizuno’s ST-Z fairway woods”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (07/28/21): TaylorMade 300 Mini Driver

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of 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 we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a TaylorMade 300 Mini Driver

From the seller (@KingKong): “New TM 300 13.5*. Paired with Diamana TB 80tx. Head is new but out of plastic. Never been hit. Shaft hit a few times. $525 shipped.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TaylorMade 300 Mini Driver

This is the most impressive current listing 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

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Srixon ZX7 vs Srixon 785 irons – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been pitting Srixon’s ZX7 irons against the brand’s 785 irons. WRXer ‘AbSWFPGA’ is currently playing the company’s 745 irons and reaches out to members for feedback on the ZX7’s and 785’s, and WRXers have been sharing their experiences with both in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • tssgj65: “I played the 785 last season. Went ahead and bought the ZX7 because of the hype. Same shaft in both, but for whatever reason, I am back with the 785. Probably no different than any other iron change, but as of now, I feel more confident with the 785’s.”
  • KPH808: “I’ve had both sets with the same shafts as well. I prefer the 785s, but the ZX7s look much better. I had the 785s in the bag for a while, but the ZX7s lasted only a few rounds.”
  • ace036: “I had the ZX7’s and also ended up going back to my Z785’s. I prefer the shape and longer blade length appearance of the Z785’s. The slightly wider sole works better for me as well.”
  • Haber: “I’ve had my Z785’s for almost 2 years now. Hoping I can go a couple more without switching. I recently demoed the zx7 and the apex pro for fun. Zx7 felt very similar and looked fantastic. Apex pro launched higher and carried a little further, but the sound and feel of the cup face made them an instant turn off. Couldn’t discern too much between the 2 Srixon offerings, so I will be sticking with my z785’s until the next round of temptation hits. I will say dollar for dollar Srixon irons are the best value in the golf market. Hundreds cheaper than the other guys and amazing quality.”

Entire Thread: “Srixon ZX7 vs Srixon 785”

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