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10 revealing photos from the Northern Trust Open

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GolfWRX was live this week from Riviera Country Club — one of Hogan’s Alleys, and more intimately known as “Riv” — in Pacific Palisades, Calif., for the Northern Trust Open. Just down the road from Hollywood, the course attracts many celebrity memberships, such as Adam Sandler, Larry David and Mark Wahlberg (featured below).

The Northern Trust Open also attracts the game’s top players. World No. 1 Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Bubba Watson (No. 6) and Justin Rose (No. 7) are in this year’s field.

Check out all of the galleries from this week here.

And see what those photos revealed below.

A 29-gram shaft

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Fujikura’s new Zero Speeder shaft reportedly weighs 29 grams. That means it weighs closer to “zero” than most any other driver shaft on the market.

You know you’re on the Californian-swing when…

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This In-N-Out truck must be absolute torture for the Tour players who travel with a dietician and are only allowed to eat unsalted peanuts and Turkey jerky during their round. But really, a quick double-double at the turn never killed anyone, right?

Changing it up

DustinJohnson

If you look closely, you can see TaylorMade’s new PSi Tour irons in Dustin Johnson’s bag, after previously playing with the company’s Tour Preferred MB irons for more than two years. He also switched to an M2 driver and fairway wood.

See Dustin’s full WITB here. 

Lefties get dunked on

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If you know any lefty golfers, or read the GolfWRX forums, you know lefties are constantly complaining that equipment companies don’t offer left-handed options in golf clubs they want. This photo may just push them over the edge. The Northern Trust Open was able to get a left-handed persimmon club for a gaff, but you can’t get the new driver you want? My sincerest apologies lefties; you shouldn’t have to see this.

Related: The full video of pros hitting vintage clubs

Back when Mark Wahlberg was Marky Mark…

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…he probably played this driver; a Callaway FT-i (the “square one”). Based on a keen observation, he also has a set of Titleist 716 T-MB irons in the bag at the Northern Trust.

WahlbergWITBNow… a few wedges of note before the No. 1 revealing photo of the week.

Rory’s new rust

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We shot Rory’s 2016 WITB this week, showing his new 60-degree Nike wedge. It appears to have a grind similar to one of Nike’s Engage wedges, except it’s super raw, rusted and appears to be chiseled from a block of steel. So clean.

Golf like a rockstar

JimmyPage

This is J.J. Spaun’s Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin)-inspired wedge. And he has an awesome Buckethead head cover, too.

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If you don’t get the reference.

That milling, tho?

RyanMoore

PXG’s new 0311T Milled wedges are undeniably gorgeous — simply great looking wedges. And this photo provides a clear look at the circular milling marks in the sole.

The smelliest wedge on Tour

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Spieth knows what I’m talkin’ about.

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The ultimate Tiger throwback

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This Tiger-tribute has it all from the headcovers to the silver Buick staff bag. I don’t know whose bag this is, but I know whose it isn’t — this guy from the 2007 commercial. Run the tape!

Looking back on it (no pun intended), maybe Tiger shouldn’t have been all out truck-sticking people for fun. But it was hilarious at the time.

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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. Steve

    Feb 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Lep Zep wedge love it

  2. Greg Moore

    Feb 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I tee them for you & you hit them out of the ballpark, AT! Great job once again

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/22/21): MEVO+, Limited edition staff bag, brand new Srixon Z945’s

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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.

These are some of the latest cool finds 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

Member TheButteryCut – Brand New Srixon Z945 Irons

It’s Friday and we’re bringing heat!
This is a brand new never used set of Srixon Z945 irons. The likelihood of finding a set in this condition and at this price is rare.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Srixon Z945

Member RN4Lgolfer – FLightScope Mevo+

Skip the line and buy now. There is still al long waiting list to get your hands on one of these units and thanks to the WRX Classifieds, you can skip wait time and have this at your door asap.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Mevo +

Member – Kev-Golfnut61 – Callaway US Open Staff bag

Just in time for inauguration day – there is no better way to celebrate the US than with a limited edition US Open staff bag from Callaway. I should also mention it comes with matching covers!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: US Open Staff Bag

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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Whats in the Bag

Phil Mickelson WITB 2021 (January)

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (8 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X (@47.5 inches)

2-wood: TaylorMade “Original One” Mini Driver
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: KBS TD 80 C5 TX

Irons: Callaway Epic Forged (4), Callaway Apex MB ‘21 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour V 125 S+

Wedges: Callaway PM Grind ’19 “Raw” (54-10, 60-12, 64-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125 S+

Putter: Odyssey Milled Blade “Phil Mickelson”
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X w/Triple Track

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Wilson introduces 2021 D9 driver, fairway woods and hybrid

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Wilson Sporting Goods has officially launched the new D9 driver along with their line of D9 fairway woods and hybrids for the 2021 season.

2021 Wilson D9 Driver

 

Wilson’s new D9 driver features a new peak kinetic response club face (PKR). By dividing the face into a series of fractural zones and fine-tuning every millimeter of the surface, Wilson has engineered a new club face designed to deliver explosive distance and performance.

Per Wilson, the PKR Face is the most technologically advanced face  ever from the company, and the design has already been tested on the PGA Tour in 2020 by Gary Woodland and Brendan Steele.

Speaking on the new D9 driver, Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf said

“Utilizing our proprietary software, alongside Wilson Labs and our Wilson Advisory Staff members, the D9 driver is our best driver offering yet.”

The 2021 Wilson D9 driver contains a three-layer composite crown which neutralizes vibration and reduces weight, in design to ensure a lower center of gravity for improved ball flight.

Players can also choose between a standard 10-gram or super lightweight 3-gram weight configuration to fine-tune moment of inertia (MOI) and forgiveness.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

Loft options: 9.0, 10.5 o and 13.0 degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft available in A (50 Series – 53 grams), R (50 Series – 54 grams) and S (60 Series – 67 grams).

Grip: Lamkin Crossline Genesis

Availability: January 26, 2021

Price: $349.99

2021 Wilson D9 Fairway Woods and Hybrid

For the first time, the new Wilson D9 fairway woods and hybrid feature new variable face technology designed to deliver high ball speeds and higher launch angles regardless of where on the face the ball makes contact.

Both clubs feature a premium maraging steel insert to provide a thin, hot face to give players more speed, more feel and more distance performance.

The D9 fairway woods are available in three loft options – 15 degrees (3-wood); 18 degrees (5-wood); and 21 degrees (7-wood) – with the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip. Shaft weight options include A (50 Series – 53 grams), R (50 Series – 54 grams) and S (60 Series – 67 grams).

The D9 hybrids are available in six loft options (17, 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31 degrees) with the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip. Shaft weight options include A (55 Series – 61 grams), R (60 Series – 64 grams) and S (70 Series – 77 grams).

Availability & Pricing

Availability: January 26, 2021

Price: Fairway Wood: $219.99, Hybrid: $199.99

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