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McDowell testing Srixon’s new Z545 driver

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Srixon’s Z545 driver just recently hit the USGA’s Conforming Club List, but it has already found its way into the bag of Graeme McDowell at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Details aren’t yet available on the new driver, but two versions of the club are on the USGA’s Conforming Club list. The standard model (left) has two adjustable weights: one in center of its sole and another in the rear-toe portion of the driver. The prototype version of the club looks nearly identical to the naked eye, but lacks the “Lock-Unlock” graphics underneath the moveable weight ports that are evident on the standard version.

We’ll keep you posted on details on this driver as they become available. Click here to see the clubs Graeme McDowell is using this week at Pebble Beach.

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Stephen Staller is a Project Assistant at GolfWRX.com.

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  1. Lewis

    Feb 9, 2014 at 11:24 am

    This thing looks amazing.

    Im changed to the Z Star ball last year and am a huge fan of it. Recently tested the z925 irons which were outstanding however i slightly preferred the 588MB irons so went with them.

    Both cleveland and srixon are very very underrated. Cant wait to get a hit of this.

  2. CJ haws

    Feb 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    If it’s anything like their golf balls or their irons, this thing will be sweet! If they took the time engineering it like their balls and irons I’ll definitely be hitting this thing

  3. the dude

    Feb 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    tough sell……it’s a tough market without the NAME…..

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Akshay Bhatia WITB 2022 (November)

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST (9 degrees @8)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 10 X

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (22 degrees), Callaway Apex TCB (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (50-10S, 54-10S, 60-08C)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten (long)
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour long

Grips: Iomic

More photos of Akshay Bhatia’s WITB in the forums.

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Bettinardi unveils new 2023-2024 Queen B line of putters

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Bettinardi Golf has today introduced its new Queen B Series of putters that includes four timeless models.

The 2023-2024 Queen B Series enhances the Queen B 6 & Queen B 11, while also introducing two brand-new models, the Queen B 14 and Queen B 15.

The entire series is crafted using 303 Stainless Steel and features an all-new Caramel Copper PVD finish, which aims to not only accentuates the classic beauty of each model but also optimize visual cues on the greens to give a confidence-inspiring appearance at every crucial putt.

In addition, the new Queen B line debuts Bettinardi Golf’s new Mini Honeycomb face milling. This newly developed face utilizes an 8% smaller machine tool in order to provide the softest Honeycomb face to date.

“By utilizing an even smaller machining tool during the milling process, we were able to remove more material from the face of the putter, creating a softer feel at impact. Since 1998, Bettinardi putters have been world-renowned for our Honeycomb face milling. Twenty-five years later, my patented face continues to evolve and produces one of the most recognizable looks and feels in golf.” – Bob Bettinardi, CEO/Founder of Bettinardi Golf

The 2023-2024 Queen B Series will be available for pre-order on Tuesday, November 22nd online at Bettinardi.com, and will be available for purchase at authorized Bettinardi dealers worldwide, starting January 17th.

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Bettinardi adds BB28 putter to brand’s BB series

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Bettinardi has today unveiled the addition of the BB28 to its BB series line.

The BB28 features Aggressive Flymill face milling designed to give the putter a responsive, yet soft feel off the putter head, and offers a full-flange design, which provides greater perimeter weighting and higher M.O.I.characteristics.

This latest addition uses a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finishing technology, which is a thin, yet resilient coating that shows off the mill marks in an artisan way.

Each BB Series putter is one-piece milled from 303 Stainless Steel, which is the same blend of material preferred by all Bettinardi Tour staffers, with the metal offering a more durable, responsive, and solid feeling putter for optimal performance.

Bettinardi have also launched the center shaft BB28 putter featuring a 1/4 toe-hang wide-body blade, as well as a BB28 Armlock containing a near-face-balanced wide-body blade.

The BB28 model is available for pre-order at Bettinardi.com ($430) from November 22nd and at retail on January 22nd.

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