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Wilson adds to Duo golf ball lineup with Duo Urethane

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Chicago-based Wilson Staff has expanded its Duo line of golf balls with the new Duo Urethane. The 3-piece Duo Urethane (55 compression) joins the 2-piece Duo (29 compression) and the 3-piece Duo Spin (35 compression) in Wilson’s lineup.

“We have been working on a low compression solution for urethane since we first released the original DUO to the marketplace,” said Frank Simonutti, Wilson’s Global Director of Innovation-Golf Balls. “Our testing has consistently shown that the majority of golfers, regardless of handicap, prefer a softer feeling golf ball. As the industry trend is toward softer feel balls, we remain committed to providing the softest feeling golf ball in all product categories.”

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Marketed as “the World’s Softest Urethane Golf Ball,” the Duo Urethane ($37.99) reportedly feels soft and spins enough for better players. It bridges the price gap between the company’s 4-piece FG Tour golf balls ($44.99) and the company’s 3-piece Duo Spin golf balls ($27.99). 

Aside from price and compression, a measure of a golf ball’s “squish-ability” under force, the biggest difference between the Duo Spin and the Duo Urethane is the new ball’s premium cast urethane cover, which is the same cover formulation that is used on the company’s FG Tour golf ball. The cast urethane cover, along with its firmer compression, will help the Duo Urethane produce more short-game than the Duo Spin golf ball, which uses a surlyn cover.

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  1. Stillboard

    Jan 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    The Duo Spin is a 3-piece ball, not a 2-piece as stated in the article.

  2. 8thehardway

    Jan 7, 2016 at 9:36 am

    The Duo Urethane looks like the Chrome Soft without the Truvis technology option.

  3. Vintage1976

    Jan 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Yes, yes, and yes. Nice stuff coming out from W/S this year!

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Rocket Mortgage Classic Tour Truck Report: T200 in the wild, Jimmy’s custom irons, Phil’s proto hybrid, proto Jaws wedge

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Detroit Golf Club, a mere 15 miles from GolfWRX HQ, plays host to this week’s PGA Tour event, the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Overall, it was a slow week as we are in the heart of the tour schedule. New product (for the most part) isn’t being released, and The Open is in two weeks — a tournament during which many players will make adjustments for the links layout they’ll face. Ultimately, it’s a “dance with the one who brung you” affair at the RMC. The notable exception is in the Titleist camp where T100 and T200 seeding began last week, and the irons are seeing rapid adoption.

Let’s check out the storylines among the craftsmen and their tools.

Titleist

Here’s a first look at the new Titleist T200 4-iron (in Charles Howell III’s bag).

Jimmy Walker’s prototype black finish T100, 620 MB irons.

Charles Howell III is putting new T100 irons in play. He loves the look and turf interaction, according to Titleist.

Rafa Campos is moving from 620 MB to new T100S irons. He likes the combination of speed and feel.

Following a range session, Troy Merritt is putting a combo set of new T200 and T100 irons in the bag.

Hank Lebioda put new T100 irons in last week (en route to his best finish — T5 — of the year). Loves the flight and workability, according to Titleist.

Mark Hubbard is seeing increased workability with a new T200 4-iron versus his previous U500 4i.

Ben An is testing new T200 4- and 5-irons.

Cam Davis is testing a new T100 3-iron.

Robert Streb is moving from a 718 TMB 4-iron to a new T100S.

Sean O’Hair has new T100 irons in play: “They look and feel like a blade and give me the confidence of a cavity back iron,” he said. O’Hair is also moving from TSi3 10-degree driver in B1 setting to TSi4 10-degree driver in A1 setting. Increased launch, lower spin, easier to draw.

Roger Sloan moving from U500 4-iron to a new T100S 4-iron.

Richy Werenski has new T100 3, 4 and 5-irons in play.

Ben Taylor is replacing his current T100 4-iron with the new model.

Mark Anderson is putting new T100 irons in play as does Tyler Duncan.

On the non-T100/200 front: Tom Hoge is moving from a TSi2 (9-degrees) driver with Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X to TSi3 (9 degrees) with Ventus Black 6 X.

Callaway

Prototype Jaws wedges spotted! Callaway is mum on details.

Phil Mickelson is in a prototype hybrid, as he revealed on his Instagram. No details from Callaway other than that a few players are testing. Mickelson’s hybrid features a Fujikura Ventus Red 9 X shaft.

 

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Kevin Kisner, who has been in a GBB since time out of mind, is testing a Callaway Epic Max LS with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft.

Chris Kirk had the leading edges of his irons ground down for better turf interaction.

TaylorMade

Updates to follow. Stay tuned!

Others

Russell Know is testing a Graphite Design Tour AD GP 6 X in his driver.

William McGirt is testing a Graphite Design our AD DI 6 X in his driver.

Garrick Higgo and Robert Streb are both testing Fujikura Ventus HB shafts in Titleist T200 driving irons.

Patrick Reed is testing Bang Energy as he continues his search for an early morning boost.

Check out all our photos from the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and see what GolfWRXers are saying in the forums.

 

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WITB Time Machine: Tiger Woods’ 2012 AT&T National winning WITB

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Driver: Nike VR Tour (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design DI 6X

3-wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X

5-wood: Nike SasQuatch II (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X

Irons:  Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Nike VR Pro (56, 60 degree)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Nike Method 001

Ball: Nike One Tour D

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Has 3-wood tech changed much over the last few years? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing 3-wood technology. WRXer ‘ProStryker’ currently plays a Callaway Rogue 3-wood and is presently considering trying out a Titleist TSi2.

He asks whether 3-wood technology has changed enough during that period to justify buying a new 3-wood, and our members have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • mcounci2: “I would contend that fairway wood technology hasn’t moved much in the last 10 years, much less the last couple. Look at how many people are still rocking RBZ’s and G10’s and 913’s and such.”
  • dmeeksDC: “The Rogue definitely can compete with anything out there.”
  • Bye: “I have just made this exact change, went from a standard Rogue to a TSI2. It is still early days, but it seems to be a good switch. I found the Rogue quite spiny, which is what I wanted. I have a 15 degree lofted up, which seems to give a similar flight now. I think the TSI 2 might be a bit taller in the face, and the Rogue probably looks a touch bigger behind the ball.”
  • Phabs: “Difference between my RBZ tour and the M3 is pretty negligible. I just like how the M3 sets up at address more than the RBZ.”

Entire Thread: “Has 3-wood tech changed much over the last few years? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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