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Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Wedge Shafts

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Although irons and wedges have the same ultimate goal — get the ball as close to the hole as possible — they are used in different ways, thus producing different feels. Therefore, why would golfers use the same shaft in their irons as they do in their wedges?

Nippon’s new N.S. Pro Modus3 Wedge shafts make a case that they shouldn’t.

[quote_box_center]“Over the last few years, Nippon Shaft has worked closely with touring professionals in the U.S. and Europe to develop a wedge shaft that fits their specific needs, as well as the needs of low-handicap amateurs,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for Nippon. “What emerged was the Modus3 Wedge series.”[/quote_box_center]

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The new wedge shafts are an evolution of the company’s N.S. Pro WV shafts, a popular model on both the U.S. and European tours that were made specifically for wedges. They use different wall thicknesses, as well as the company’s “Multi-Heat Treatment” (MHT) in different areas of the shaft to produce a better feel, a lower trajectory and more consistent spin.

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 5.01.28 PMAs you can see in Nippon’s chart above, the heavier the shaft is, the more rigidity it has. Since each shaft weight corresponds to a specific flex, the 125-gram model is the stiffest, while the 105-gram model is the softest.

Nippon’s N.S. Pro Modus3 Wedge shafts, which are currently in the bag of more than 40 PGA Tour and European Tour players, are currently available through Nippon’s network of retailers and fitters.

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Jason Day WITB 2024 (February)

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Driver: Ping G430 LST (9 degrees @10)
Shaft: TPT prototype

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80 X

7-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (21 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80 X

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X Seven

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (52-08F, 56-10S), WedgeWorks (60-08A+)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ (52), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (56, 60)

Putter: TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider Limited

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X (with Mindset)

More photos of Jason Day’s WITB in the forums.

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Byeong Hun An WITB 2024 (February)

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Driver: Titleist TSR4 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore X F1 6 X

Hybrids: Titleist TSR2 (18 degrees), Callaway Apex UW (19 degrees)
Shafts: Fujikura Ventus Blue 9 X

Irons: Titleist U505 (1), Titleist T200 (3), Titleist T150 (4, 5), Titleist 620 MB (6-9)
Shafts: MMT Utility Iron 105 TX (1, 3), Project X 6.5 (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (48-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M, 60-04T)
Shafts: Project X 6.5 (48, 52), Project X 6.0 (56), Dynamic Gold S400 (60)

Putter: L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max

Grips: Lamkin UTx

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

 

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Tiger Woods to put 2024 Bridgestone Tour B X golf ball in play at Genesis

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While we’re waiting for a look at Tiger Woods’ full WITB, we can report Woods will have a new golf ball in play when he tees it up at this week’s Genesis Invitational.

More specifically, TW is switching into the the 2024 Bridgestone Tour B X golf ball. Last time we saw Woods in action, at the 2023 PNC Challenge, the 15-time major winner still had the previous generation of the Tour B X in play. Prior to 2022, Woods had played the company’s Tour B XS ball, owing to his preference for more spin, but after a launch monitor session at home revealed 10 yards of additional distance with the Tour B X.

“I am always seeking more distance off the tee and more control around the green, that’s the Holy Grail, and what Bridgestone’s delivered with the new Tour B X,” Woods said. “I tell people all the time how important it is to get ball fit, and if you’ve been fit, to get fit again. Bridgestone re-fit me into the new Tour B X, and it’s got a little more pop off the tee and the control I need around the greens.”

Bridgestone will launch Tiger Woods Edition Tour B golf balls on February 16. The ball is the exact same model Woods plays (which, per Bridgestone, is the retail Tour B X) and features ‘Tiger” on the side stamp.

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