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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 photos of those clubs, as well as the company’s new J715 fairway woods and hybrids, in our forum.


The J715 driver appears to have two removable weights: one on the front portion of the driver’s sole and one that’s more rearward and on the heel-section of its sole. There’s also an interesting face pattern on the impact area of the driver, which a company representative called a “proprietary clubface design that reduces spin, resulting in longer more accurate drives.”


The J15 irons look to be available in at least two models: the J15DF and J15CB. The J15DF appears to be the replacement for Bridgestone’s J40 Dual Pocket cavity irons, which are slightly larger size than a traditional forged iron to improve forgiveness and launch conditions. The J15CB appear to be a smaller, one-piece forging and look similar to the J40 Cavity Back irons that Snedeker is currently using.

Click here to see the clubs Snedeker has in the bag.

The prototypes are said to be precursors for a larger Bridgestone Golf consumer club launch coming in January, which is said to be much friendlier to left-handed golfers than the company’s previous equipment launches.

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  1. marcel

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    can help it -tried the other day Mizuno Mp64, Cobra blades… to compare with my stock j38 6.0… and Bridgies are just so sweet and buttery and perfect… can wait to try our new irons the best in the whole world!!!

  2. Slowpoke

    Aug 12, 2014 at 4:07 am

    The J40 CB’s were probably some of the nicest looking and feeling irons I’ve ever played ? These look a lot like so many others now, I hope they play better.

  3. slimeone

    Aug 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    This gear reminds me of the earlier J-series. The irons look very similar the J-38s and the driver definitely references the classic J-33 driver. Should be a spin-killing monster!

    But I would have loved to see a classic blade!

  4. rbgntx

    Aug 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I am hopeful they will expand their club marketing. It is very difficult to find their equipment in golf retail stores. Years ago, I had a set of the Precept Tour CBs. They were a great iron. I would like to give these new models a try.

    • marcel

      Aug 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      hope they dont. we know were the quality and price is. and you can say there are no fake Bridgestone on the market because of this best kept secret. Bridgestone j38 and j40 are the most affordable players new club.

  5. JBIII

    Aug 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

    davis love is playing the black TM driver so those are the graphics you saw.

  6. paul

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Anyone else think the DFs look exactly like Adams MBs? And the CBS look exactly like 712 titleist CBs? They do look great.

  7. Mark

    Aug 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Gorgeous irons.

  8. Ollie 123

    Aug 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Them irons look rather nice,a brand I have never tried but would like to give these a try.

    • marcel

      Aug 4, 2014 at 12:13 am

      only clubs im playing… tried Mizuno but got back to brigies j38 CB… smooth as… Dual Pocket just a butter and pleasure to play

  9. RAT

    Aug 2, 2014 at 10:19 am


  10. MHendon

    Aug 2, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I find it interesting the face looks like it has tiny grooves in it. I thought the whole purpose of a driver was to keep spin down.

    • TheFightingEdFioris

      Aug 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Not sure if the grooves are for anything more than cosmetics… The B’Stone drivers historically are as low-spinning as anything else on Tour.

  11. melrosegod

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    That driver looks like a deep faced beast! Me want!

  12. David

    Aug 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I’m pretty sure there is a decal on the top similar to the R1 Black, black/grey decal on top. All I saw was DLIII hit a Driver yesterday on the television.

  13. Davie Crockett

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Wish I could see what the top of the club looks like

  14. tyler stockdale

    Aug 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    any news if this will be released to leftys?

    • mhendon

      Aug 1, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      No to small a market, learn to play right handed! lol

      • Geoff

        Aug 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

        Is says in the article that left handers will have options. As a lefty I spoke with Bridgestone about it last year and they said that lefties would have some options coming soon. But for the most part, Bridgestone believes its footprint is too small for the lefty market.

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Spotted: Nelly Korda’s TaylorMade P7CB irons



We have seen some prototype TaylorMade cavity back irons floating around professional tours recently. The irons were just labeled “Proto” on the back. Rory McIlroy had the 4-iron in the bag, while Michael Block had an entire set in play at the PGA Championship.

We all speculated what the iron was and what the name might eventually be upon release, and now we know. It looks like TaylorMade is going with “P7CB,” since we spotted Nelly Korda testing clubs that bear that name this week.

We have heard players like Rory speak about the irons and how they are seeing a little better ball speed and controlled spin on mishits. A softer and more consistently solid feel has also been mentioned as an improvement with these new irons.

@golfwrx Spotted: New @TaylorMade Golf ? MILLION DOLLAR BABY (VHS) – Tommy Richman

We still don’t know all the details yet as TaylorMade isn’t ready to give those up, but hopefully, we will learn more soon about these forged cavity back irons.


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Whats in the Bag

WITB Time Machine: Bubba Watson’s winning WITB, 2018 Travelers Championship



Bubba Watson captured his third victory at the Travelers Championship in 2018, erasing a six-stroke deficit with a final-round, 7-under 63 to top a quartet of golfers at 14 under par.

“I feel like this is my home course,” Watson said. “As soon as they put the schedule up, I sign up for this. I want to come back here. This means so much, not only from the golf side of it, but from the family side. My dad, it was the only time he got to see me win (in 2010). He got to see me qualify for the Ryder Cup at this event. So all these things just mean so much to my family.”

Take a look at what Bubba had in the bag six years ago below.

Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees @7.6 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)

3-wood: Ping G (14.5 degrees, at 13.2 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2X
Length: 42 inches, tipped at 1.5 inches
Swing Weight: D3

Irons: Ping iBlade (2) Buy here, Ping S55 (4-PW) Buy here.
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.25 inches (2 iron), +0.5 inches (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS) Buy here.
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.5 inches

Putter: Ping PLD Anser (Blast Finish) Buy here.
Grip: Ping Pistol
Length, loft, lie: 34.25 inches, 4.5 degrees, 68.5 degrees
Weight: 340 grams

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

WITB Time Machine is presented by 2nd Swing Golf. 2nd Swing has more than 100,000 new and pre-swung golf clubs available in six store locations and online. Check them out here.

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Riki Kawamoto WITB 2024 (June)



  • Riki Kawamoto what’s in the bag ahead of the U.S. Open. Kawamoto was deciding on a 3-wood and putter. 

Driver: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 TX

3-wood: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond T (14 degrees), Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond T (16 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 TX

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (18 degrees), Callaway Apex TCB (4), Callaway Apex MB (5-9)
Shaft: Project X 6.5  (18), Project X 7.0 (4-9)

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (46-10S, 50-10S, 54-08C, 60-06C, 60-04C), Jaws MD5 (60-08T)
Shafts: Project X 7.0

Putter: Odyssey Ai-One Tri Beam 2-Ball Blade CS, Odyssey Ai-One Jailbird Mini DB, Odyssey Ai-One Rossie

Grips: Palmax

Check out more in-hand photos of Kawamoto’s clubs here.

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