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Bridgestone J15 Cast Irons

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Bridgestone has carved its niche among better golfers with its forged irons, but its latest model expands the company’s reach to golfers who need more forgiveness and distance from an iron. The company’s new J15 Cast irons are the longest, most-forgiving option in Bridgestone’s J15 iron family.

Remember F.A.S.T. (Flex Action Speed Technology) that was used in Bridgestone’s recently released J15 460 driver? The J15 Cast irons use the same technology.

[quote_box_center]”Through extensive testing, we’ve found that the same Flex Action Speed Technology that is used in our new driver and fairway woods also lends itself quite well to a game-enhancement iron,” says Josh Kinchen, Bridgestone’s golf clubs and accessories marketing manager. [/quote_box_center]

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The J15 Cast iron uses an undercut, full-face channel construction to boost ball speed across the face. The channel also increases moment of inertia (MOI), a measure of forgiveness, to produce more consistent ball speeds.

To minimize digging and turf resistance, the J15 Cast irons are designed with wide, round soles and a low center of gravity (CG) to help golfers launch their iron shots higher.

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In order from left-to-right: J15 MB, CB, DF, DPF and Cast. The Cast model has the widest, roundest sole.

The J15 Cast irons have a thicker top line and increased offset compared to Bridgestone’s four forged iron models, which helps golfers release the face and reduce their slice.

They’re offered in 4-PW and come stock with Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH shafts and custom yellow Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips.

The J15 Cast irons will sell for $699 (5-AW, RH only) and will be available on April 1, 2015.

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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. FTWPhil

    Jan 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    J36 pc for life, or lottery!

  2. Leon

    Jan 16, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I still prefer the J40 CB and DPC which offered the Project X flighted shaft as stock ones. They feel and performance really nice to me.

  3. Jeff B

    Jan 15, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Look a lot like the speedblades, not a bad thing necessarily.

    Who do i have to kill to get a satin version?

  4. gwillis7

    Jan 15, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I like the look of these…never thought about trying Bridgestone clubs out. I am ~16hcp and their irons were never in my radar for that reason. I would like to try my g20’s out against them.

    • marcel

      Jan 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      i came across Bridgestone by my budget restrictions. Forged clubs without premium price. Here in Australia they are not popular – mainly because no one knows the clubs. I tried my 1st J36 – then J38 DPC… you kinda feel like whats so special about them… and you try to experiment… so i tried Mizuno… only to get rid of them after few months to go back to J38 CB… next one will be again DPF as it best helps my game. I hit 4i 196yrds

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Puma unveils new Ignite Fasten8 golf shoe

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Puma Golf has today introduced the newest addition to its popular spikeless franchise: the Ignite Fasten8.

The new Ignite Fasten8 ($120) family are designed to provide wearers added stability with a new, exacting fit in multiple sleek designs, featuring both a traditional lace-up style and Puma’s proprietary DISC technology, and also a PRO version with a microfiber upper. The Fasten8 lace version is also available in several eye-catching colorways for women ($100).

The lineup is led by Puma’s new Fasten8 Fit System, which consists of 8 interior webbing support straps that are integrated into the lacing system. The 8 webbing straps are secured from underneath the foot, and when the laces, or Disc, are tightened, each of the Fasten8 straps aims to deliver an exceptionally secure, personalized fit for players with all foot shapes and sizes.

The Fasten8 also features PWRCAGE (a TPU saddle integrated with midfoot support webbing straps), and PWRFRAME (an ultra-thin TPU frame placed in high-stress areas) technologies, both of which are designed to contribute to greater overall stability during the swing and increased comfort while walking. 

Speaking on the new additions from Puma, Andrew Lawson, PLM, Footwear, Puma Golf said

“The new Ignite Fasten8 shoe continues to deliver the cool, classic style that has become synonymous with PUMA Golf, in a popular mix of colorways that will appeal to a wide range of playersWhen you combine our innovative new Fasten8 Fit System with Puma’s other impressive footwear technologies you have a shoe that delivers true versatility, style and performance, all while ensuring the perfect fit and feel for every golfer.” 

Enhanced comfort and performance in a variety of turf conditions (or even for wear off the course) is provided by a strategically designed, organically-altered traction pattern in the sole, as well as IGNITE Foam in the midsole, which bids to yield energy return and cushioning throughout the course of 18 holes.

The Fasten8 shoe also features a non-stretch, waterproof and breathable mesh construction in the forefoot area, which bids to provide versatile performance in varying weather conditions and SoleShield, a micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole to make cleaning off dirt and debris quick and easy. In addition, the Fasten8 Pro features a microfiber upper for style and performance.

Puma’s Ignite Fasten8 and Ignite Fasten8 Disc are available in six colorways in sizes 7-14. Ignite Fasten8 Pro is available in five colorways in the same size range, while Ignite Fasten8 Women’s is available in sizes 5.5-12 in four colorways.

You can check out all of the color offerings over at pumagolf.com. The Fasten8 family will be available online and at retail from March 2. 

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The most impressive listing from the GolfWRX Classifieds (02/23/21): Tiger Masters P7TW irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for 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 – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

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

There is rare, and then there is this: 17/81 TaylorMade T7PW – Masters Edition irons sealed in the box ready for your enjoyment. A set like this isn’t cheap but golly it sure is nice: TaylorMade Tiger Woods Masters Limited Edition Masters Irons Set 17/81

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Vokey launches new Slate Blue finish on SM8 wedges

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Looks are important when it comes to having confidence in your clubs, and with that in mind, Titleist is releasing a new Slate Blue finish for its Vokey SM8 wedge line.

The slate blue finish is applied just like a standard PVD (physical vapor deposition) finish but involves using a unique material that increases the production time. The result of the material and additional time is a rich deep finish that not only looks great but also has a longer life compared to traditional PVD.

“Very often, wedge finishes can be beautiful, but they won’t last,” said Vokey. “At the same time, the most durable finishes often aren’t stunning. Slate Blue combines the two. Not only will golfers love their wedge when they see it in the shop, the finish will last through the course of normal play.”

When it comes to technology the Slate Blue Vokey wedges offer the same progressive forward center of gravity for increased MOI and ball flight control, along with 100-percent inspected spin milled grooves.

Price and availability

Vokey Design SM8 Slate Blue wedges will be available in golf shops starting March 19, and will be available in all 23 loft, bounce, and grind options in both right and left-handed.

The wedges will be priced at $199 in their stock configuration which features a True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 and custom BV Wings New Decade Multi Compound grip from Golf Pride.

Additional customizations such as character stamping are available for an additional fee.

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