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The Adidas Group has made its plans for TaylorMade Golf very clear. It “will actively seek a buyer for the remainder of its golf business, which mainly consists of the TaylorMade brand, as well as the Adams and Ashworth brands.”

The announcement came in Adidas’ 2016 Quarter 1 earnings report, which was rosey for the German athletic apparel company. Currency-neutral sales increased 22 percent in Q1, with accelerating momentum in both the Adidas and Reebok brands. TaylorMade, on the other hand, saw currency-neutral revenues decrease 1 percent, as growth in TaylorMade’s core products “was more than offset by sales declines at Ashworth and Adams.” Product margins were also lower at TaylorMade, although they’re expected to rebound.

“TaylorMade is a very viable business,” said Herbert Hainer, Adidas Group CEO. “However, we decided that now is the time to focus even more on our core strength in the athletic footwear and apparel market. “With its leadership position in the industry and the turnaround plan gaining traction, which is clearly reflected in the top- and bottom-line improvements recorded in Q1 as well as recent market share gains, I am convinced that TaylorMade offers attractive growth opportunities in the future. At the same time, the planned divestiture will allow us to reduce complexity and focus our efforts on those areas of our business that offer the highest return and where we can have the biggest impact in reaching our consumers and winning their loyalty for the Adidas and Reebok brands.”

According to the release, Adidas plans to keep a foothold in golf through its footwear and apparel business.

“Going forward, the Group intends to focus its efforts in this market segment on further strengthening its position as a leading provider of innovative golf footwear and apparel through the Adidas Golf brand,” the company said in its press release.

A final decision on the divestiture of TaylorMade, including the detailed terms of a potential agreement, is subject to approval by the Supervisory Board.

View the full Adidas Group release here

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  1. Jack

    May 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Just bought a used set of RSI TPs w/ kbs c tapers for $340. That should tell you everything that is wrong w/ their business model. 1 model old premier set…and a $800 discount (thank you fellow GOLFWRX’r… I appreciate it BIG time!)

    Why would I buy PSI when I can get the RSI TPs for that price!?

  2. Matt

    May 7, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Sold.

  3. Gorden

    May 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Maybe the Slazenger/Dunlop group can come back and take over the Taylormade ball plant……be nice to have American made Maxfli golf balls back again. And as far as Ashworth, I would hope someone jumps on them and keeps the sizing the same, golf was made to be played with shirts an inch to wide in shoulders and selves that almost reach the elbows….

  4. don d.

    May 5, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Great equipment. Look at all the players who always seem to be hitting the latest and greatest TM drivers. The golf business is always evolving and it really does not matter to us addicts. All you need is a ball and a stick and let’s go play!

  5. Piter

    May 5, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Don’t really understand why TM is always so critized, for bringing out new models each year? Been playing since 2011 and as any new golfer I blame my high h’cap on the equipment, surely my beautiful swing is not at fault.. Am a keen reader of equipment reviews therefore and it seems to me that just about every big manufacturer brings out new versions of their clubs evry year, so why slag TM? (Been meaning to check some of these model updates to see how often the weight moves from the back to the front to the bottom to the sides and back to the back again, but that’s a different story.) One complaint I read I think of TM is having less loft on clubs than most competitors but to me that is the PGAs fault for not standardizing what loft each club should have. Anyway, TM seems to work for Jason Day so cant be all bad. No TM fan per se, though I just hit my longest drive ever yesterday (285m) with a TM driver, but it is the only TM in the bag among 5 other brands.

    • Summit

      May 9, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      The arguments against Taylormade are for many reasons.
      Their product cycles have been less than a year, and they have been accused of flooding the market with product. While other companies do this as well, Taylormade is best known for it and it has come back to bite them now and Adidas has realized it. The new president of Callaway outlined it real well at the 2015 PGA show I believe. By over producing product, club prices are reduced in the market faster. With the dropping prices of golf equipment, consumers are now purchasing more and more product on discount every year. While this is great for consumers who are getting the current year’s product at a discount, it drives the average sell price of products down, reducing margins for manufacturers. Sure they sell more product, but the number of golfers buying product at the new introductory price decreases, thus making the company less money overall, as Taylormade has seen over the last 3 years.
      The President of Callaway Golf mentioned that their company has done that as well, and has now shifted gears over the last 3 years. Their products are now mostly 2-year life cycles, with limited run quantities, meaning that they will typically sell out of equipment before any major price cuts. It seems to be working as they are one of the only profitable companies in the industry now.

  6. SPANKY

    May 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    This is one of the worst web sites of all time- they should blather less about bs like this and talk more about why ALL YOU HACKERS are still HACKERS and what’s with all the asians who refuse to figure our that a rake isn’t for cooking a rat over the club houses artificial fire pit!

    • Brad

      May 5, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Your attempt at trolling was an epic fail to say the least….

      If you are going to try and poke the bear, you could have at least used proper grammar, and spelled words correctly. For a website that you claim is so horrible, it is interesting that you took the time to read an article and then proceed to write a poorly worded comment on it. Seems like an awful large waste of time…

      Since you are apparently such an amazing golfer, shouldn’t you be out on the course shooting a 59 or something right about now? Get a life dude.

    • Brandon

      May 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      You seem like a joy to be around!

    • Forsbrand

      May 8, 2016 at 4:04 am

      Come on man no need for racism on here please! There’s enough fighting in the world over religion at the moment.

      Have some fun by all means but let’s keep it clean, we have some young members on here.

      Peace out!

  7. Nath

    May 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Adidas squeezed TM for every last penny to near death of the company and the industry for that matter, this process has been happening for the last five years.

  8. Pe'a

    May 4, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    TM take the M and turn it up side down that’s who’s gonna buy the company. With TW as a face of that company boom TM can make quick turn around. It’s all about who’s wearing this whose hitting this and that club. But that’s if TW cut off Nike. Just a thought lol $1 hole? ????

    • painter33

      May 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Oh, you mean like Air Jordan is to Nike. Not an altogether bad idea, although I can’t imagine TW using the clubs.

  9. Goof

    May 4, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP. Donald’s kids could run the biz.

  10. tlmck

    May 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    As long as they continue to make Adicross I do not care.

  11. Cdub

    May 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Taylormade will find a buyer no problem. An altered business model would do magic for their profitability. Adams and ashworth are dead brands.

    I’m surprised they are selling the whole lot vs. divesting Adams and Ashworth and “restructuring” Taylor Made.

    My money is on UA for Taylor Made.

    Should be interesting

  12. Bobcat pee

    May 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Everyone on golfwrx chip in $100 and we buy it? Could then have some input on what gets put out there.

    • Goof

      May 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Yeah. Then we can have a new Driver every MONTH from the new TM for sure. lmao you goof

  13. Slimeone

    May 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    It’s like the TM brand is now following the same pattern as the TM product cycles and being run out at bargain prices. It seems karmic.

  14. Mark

    May 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Adidas have obviously seen TM peak and want out before they shrink while still supporting an expensive tour staff and R&D budget. Every driver maker has a few golden years then slumps. Ping have been the only ones to buck the trend.

    • Mike

      May 5, 2016 at 8:08 am

      yeah Ping has always been average

    • Summit

      May 9, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      I wouldn’t say Ping has been the only one. While Titleist and Callaway have seen slow years, they have really only seen them during lulls in the market. They have both been premier brands along with Ping. That’s partially why all 3 hold their value better than any other manufacturers.

  15. Blmarlin

    May 4, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Perhaps the Royal Lifestyle guy should buy them….

  16. MGB

    May 4, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I really do not think many of you read past the headline in these articles. The reason sales are down is not because of Taylormade or Adidas Golf clothing but because of increasingly declining sales from Ashworth and Adams, two smaller branded companies owned in the same portfolio. I think it would be amazing for Taylormade to be purchased and rebranded like Titleist – focused on high quality materials and R&D, slow to development and release of new products, and focus on the top 70% of income playing customer base.

  17. Andy

    May 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    adidas sank TM. Kept asking for more profits, which led to pulling forward of product, which finally caught up with them. Should have stopped being “yes men” and acted more responsible to the consumer. adidas selling TM might be the best thing going for them.

  18. Forsbrand

    May 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Than you for brining yesterday’s news tomorrow?

    This story is so stale, certainly in stock booking circles

  19. Hack

    May 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I don’t think there is a viable marriage with the apparel or club companies people want to throw around. Look for the final suitor to be a private equity firm you have never heard of.

  20. Gary

    May 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Callaway is licking their chops now. Buy Taylormade, take their R & D and then make Taylormade a “store line” club (for Walmart, Costco).

    • Weekend Duffer

      May 4, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Callaway will be next if they keep releasing 10 drivers every year

  21. Mike Honcho

    May 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Adams will be the next Golfsmith brand. Bob Parsons will buy TM, TM becomes little sister to PXG.

  22. Mike Honcho

    May 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Adams will be the next Dick’s / Edwin Watts / Golfsmith brand. Bob Parsons will buy TM. TM will be a little sister to PXG.

  23. Hoops

    May 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Symptom of the bigger issues in the golf industry. Too many brands. Too much product. Money being drained out of the industry to players and managers. Not enough consumers to support everything. Supply much greater than demand. So there will be casualties, sure as night follows day.

    Golf is not “cool”, not attractive to younger consumers any more. Golf insiders say Spieth and McIlroy will appeal to younger generations because they are young themselves….but they are a long way from being “cool”. Nice guys, fabulous golfers….but not “cool”. Nothing about golf attracts the kids now…dodgy clothing, expensive clubs, archaic clubhouse rules, takes too long to play, etc etc. So overall, no surprise Adidas is looking to get rid of TM, Ashworth and Adams. Much easier money to be made in other sports and categories.

    • Kenneth

      May 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      I’m pretty sure Jordan and Rory are “cool”… that whole generation who are kind of friendly and competitive at the same time is a great breath of fresh air…

      • Hoops

        May 5, 2016 at 6:44 am

        That’s the point…..people who are already golfers think Rory & Spieth are cool..and compared to most other pro golfers they are. But to young non-golfers who are yet to get into the sport, they are distinctly un-cool in the wider perspective….clothing, hairstyles, repetitive bland interviews, no intense rivalries (eg Borg/McEnroe) etc etc. Until golf understands how non-golfers view it, it cannot truly address the slump in participation.

  24. Rob

    May 4, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I know Taylormade takes a lot heat for their product releases and heavy marketing tactics but over the last 10 years they have done a lot of good for the game of golf. Their strategy of adding new clubs every year and offering previous years model at a discount price fundamentally changed the equipment industry. “New” clubs could now be had for used club prices which allows budget conscious people the opportunity to upgrade their clubs or allows people new to the game to buy new clubs and a fraction of the cost of buying brand new. Taylormade has also been a leader in club technology. Look at how far they have pushed the envelope in club head design, club material, adjust-ability etc etc. over the last 10 years. Taylormade has never been afraid to test the limits of their clubs and we are all better for it. Just look at how forgiving most of their clubs are now compared to 10 years ago. The technological advancements we see across all manufacturers is courtesy of Taylormade. We could all do without the heavy “XXX yards further than previous models” marketing tactics but take a step back and look at the contributions they have made to the equipment industry, they really have revolutionized it.

    • Aaron

      May 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Sorry Rob but your statement is indicative of the ignorance within the golf product and manufacturers landscape. They did this to themselves with a business model that cannibalized their own product. By releasing clubs in such quick fashion you devalued the prior model and therefore reduced your overall sales numbers and significantly reduced your already thin margins. You continue that methodology over a handful of years and, voila, you are now for sale… I called this out multiple times over the past 5 years and it doesn’t take an MBA or a business genius to understand the multitude of flaws with TM’s model… After the release of the R9 woods they also lacked any true innovation. Everything that came after was a recycled tech or a borrowed idea tweaked in a TM way. You then pile onto their books the huge list of pros paid to be ambassadors of their product and with weak retail sales it was just too much… I don’t dislike TM but they strayed from the successful business model of the early 2000’s up to about 2010 that gave them the market share and energy around there brand and they became a marketing joke. Just jump on this site and you will find countless arguments about their direction and purely stupid release cycles. They went from leader to laughing stock because of their own hubris and greed.

      • Rob

        May 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm

        I agree with your statements to a degree. You are right, they may have shot themselves in the foot with their year over year product cycles and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out how that will hurt the bottom line but it was taking the initial step in that direction that changed the industry as a whole.

        There have been plenty of innovations since the R9, most of which we cant see. Innovations in material combinations, weight distribution, MOI, CG…. All in the name of forgiveness and making golf an easier game for the masses. Regardless of whether or not you agree with their marketing practices and business model they have been an industry leader in club design and almost every other manufacturer has had to play catch up.

        I don’t like their tactics any more than the next guy, but to me, those are two very positive impacts they have had on the game.

      • Art Vandelay

        May 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm

        Aaron, what do you know from reading drivel on a website and attempting to extrapolate that into your knowledge? It is clear, very clear, that you are totally ignorant of any true mechanical engineering knowledge that’s tied to golf product manufacturing. The business model is sadly based on parent company demands, no arguments can be made against its market MAP pricing value erosion. You are right about that and the hopeless marketing machine, but no clear innovation since the R9??? That is so proposterously ignorant and indicative of some of the delusions readily accepted on this comical website, it hurts to even acknowledge your lack of understanding in this arena. You are just so off base, truly. Great run down about the other stuff but stick to what you know my friend, even companies like Wilson have drivers out now that could probably beat an R9 on Byron.

    • Shank

      May 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      They just re-badge clubs every year and call them new!

      A good set of irons will last for years but they tell people otherwise!

  25. TOM

    May 4, 2016 at 10:39 am

    well there we have it. Suspicions confirmed.

  26. Weekend Duffer

    May 4, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Will this delay next month’s M3 release?

  27. Stoo

    May 4, 2016 at 9:46 am

    The one person who makes sense for TM is………

    TRUMP.

  28. Insider

    May 4, 2016 at 8:59 am

    totally could see UA buying Taylormade, dropping the name, and putting UnderArmour on the clubs

    • Scooter McGavin

      May 4, 2016 at 9:41 am

      I doubt it. You don’t just scrap a name with decades of reputation as a leader in the industry and slap on a name that people have never associated with the product. Not going to speak to whether UA would buy them, but that would be an enormous risk to spend millions or billions on a company and just to toss all of the reputation it has built out the window and start from square 1.

      • Mike

        May 5, 2016 at 8:13 am

        exactly. Many other major brands exist with an apparel partner – cobra/puma, titlest/footjoy, Taylormade/adidas, etc

        can’t see why Taylormade/Underarmor couldn’t co-exist

    • Stoo

      May 4, 2016 at 9:45 am

      That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

    • LabraeGolfer

      May 4, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Or they could just run it as a separate division that would make sense. I heard that Under Armour was interested in Cleveland Golf. I just heard the other day that Cleveland was going to put the focus of Woods and irons to Srixon and leave the Cleveland branding for the wedges and flatsticks it makes a lot of sense to me.

    • steve

      May 4, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Why would UA want this mess? Golf equipment companies make little to no money. Nike a UA rival in the same space, losses money in the Golf equipment biz. All UA would have to do is look at Nike and say what is the benefit for us.
      Golf is a shrinking business, the Tiger effect that carried alot of golf courses, equipment companies is over. These new guys on tour, albeit super talented are not going to have a effect no matter how many times they tell you golf is in a good place. Ratings are down, sales are down, courses are struggling. What applies to horse racing and nascar applies here. How do you make a small fortune in the Golf business, start with a big fortune.

      • Zorro

        May 4, 2016 at 1:36 pm

        All this is very true. Golf course sustainability is even darker than the equipment manufacturer’s. GolfNow makes the game affordable for ordinary people, but very difficult for ownership to operate a business.

      • Goof

        May 4, 2016 at 9:12 pm

        Exactly, Steve. Well said. Besides, what would UA do with Spieth’s contract? Give him more to cut it, or hope that he comes over and uses TM? that’ll be a laugh

  29. mitch

    May 4, 2016 at 8:56 am

    and flooding the market leads to this..

  30. steve

    May 4, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Their selling because their bleeding red. Why would anyone want to buy this? It is buying a promblem. Golf equipment business is not a good place to make money.

    • Scooter McGavin

      May 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

      For the right price it could work. You can keep the name and reputation, streamline, cut out waste, etc. and make it viable again. I am by no means an expert on the subject, but I would assume that the millions they pay out to tour pros probably doesn’t provide the intended return on investment. I think the same question could be posed regarding what they spend on advertising.

    • kingfish

      May 4, 2016 at 10:21 am

      They’re and They’re

      sorry bothers me.

    • Nolanski

      May 4, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Somebody would be buying the brand, not the business model.

  31. James G

    May 4, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Nike should buy TM and quit making clubs themselves. Nike-TM could be huge. Though, I suspect TM may not even align with an apparel/shoe company. Could be bought and re-established sort of like Titleist-Footjoy.

    • cb

      May 4, 2016 at 9:24 am

      but you also have to take into the account that whoever buys TM will also probably have to pick up the tab for all the players sponsored under TM

  32. Milo

    May 4, 2016 at 8:33 am

    How much do they want? I’ll buy it!

  33. DJ

    May 4, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Please not under armour. My stock will tank!

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2021 TaylorMade Spider X, EX, S, and SR putters offer improved roll, feel, and forgiveness

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Building putters is about creating options and incorporating technology. For TaylorMade’s all-new Spider putters for 2021—including the Spider X Hydro Blast, EX, Spider S, and SR—it’s the little details that make big differences.

“With this new class of Spider putters, we focused on removing two of those variables: aim and alignment … While each putter brings something unique to the table, they are bonded by a foundation of forgiveness, stability, and True Path alignment that makes it easier to aim.” – Bill Price, Product Creation, Putters & Wedge

The idea of a “classic” golf club or putter shape won’t generally have people reminiscing about a TaylorMade Spider, but the design has been around for well over a decade—and although it has gone through some design tweaks over the years, the modern Spider is here to stay

Spider X Hydro Blast

This putter is all about small changes to an already great design with the most notable being the Hydro Blast finishing process. The new Spider X also features

  • The classic Spider X head shape, available in both a face-balanced double-bend and a smaller slant neck with 21 degrees of toe hang.
  • Multimaterial construction to offer maximum stability and increased MOI.
  • White True Path for a high-contrast look that is easy to align

Availability and Price

Preorder for the Spider X Hydro Blast starts today, March 2, with putters arriving at retail starting March 12 with a price of $279.99.

The new Spider X will be available in stock lengths of 33″, 34″, and 35″ be completed with a KBS Chrome C-Taper Stepless shaft and Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

Spider EX

With the Spider EX, TaylorMade is flexing its putter design capabilities when it comes to face technology to improve roll and feel. The Spider EX features a new co-molded insert made of white TPU urethane and small aluminum beams angled at 45°. This combination of materials gets the ball up and rolling quicker and also creates a soft yet solid feel to improve player feedback.

Speaking of feedback and feel the Spider EX has a newly designed “Fluted feel” shaft with a more flexible portion starting 5″ below the tip to add stability while also maintaining a softer feel through the stroke,  and is slightly larger than the Spider X to increase MOI.

Availability and price

Preorder for the Spider EX starts today, March 2, with putters arriving at retail starting March 12 with a price of $349.99 – See chart for full color availability.

The stock options will include lengths of  33″, 34″, and 35″, the TaylorMade Fluted Feel shaft and to top it off a Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

Spider S and SR

It’s about options and alignment. The Spider S uses geometry and topline sights to help golfers who prefer to use the width of the ball for accurate sighting.

The Spider S also offers the same Fluted Feel shaft and white TPU Pure roll insert to create a soft feel.

The Spider SR is the “Stability Monster” of the 2021 TaylorMade putter lineup and utilizes multiple weights around the head to raise MOI.

While the Spider S’s alignment system is for players who use the front of the putter, the SR places the True path alignment away from the face and between the wings. This allows golfers to use the clean topline and parallel wings to line up to the intended path while still offering a visual aid to behind the ball.

Availability and Price

The Spider S and SR putters will be available for preorder March 2 and will land at retail beginning April 9, with a price of $279.99. The stock configurations will include lengths of 33″, 34″, and 35 and they will be completed with a TaylorMade Fluted Feel shaft and to topped with a Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

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In our forums, our members have been trying to help out WRXer ‘RkoDavey’, who is struggling to chip with forged wedges. ‘RkoDavey’ kicks off the thread saying:

“For most of my golfing life, I’ve struggled to chip with my sand wedge but usually have no trouble when I use my gap wedge, and I’m starting to wonder if this is related to my equipment. My gap wedge is part of my P790 iron set, but no sand wedge is available, so I play an Adams Tom Watson forged 56-degree wedge (bounce is 13 degrees).

 I can’t tell you how many times I chunk little greenside chips with my Adams wedge, but if I chip with my gap wedge, the club seems to glide right through the turf, and I have much better results. My problems arise when I have little green to work with and need the ball to stop quick–my gap wedge simply isn’t the right tool for that type of shot.”

And he poses two questions for fellow members to help him out:

“First, is there something about forged wedges that makes them radically different from your typical gap wedge that comes with a set of irons? I had this same issue with the previous irons I owned, and I wonder if it’s my equipment or if it’s all in my head.

Second, what recommendations can you give for a 55 or 56-degree sand wedge that will perform similar to my gap wedge?”

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.

  • IPA4me: “Check the bounce. Also, consider cavity back wedges for the added forgiveness.”
  • mootrail: “You’re comparing your super hot face hollow body set wedge to an ancient stamping with zero modern wedge design parameters. They might be perfectly fine for some, but the first thing to do is to toss them out. There are a few hollow body wedges out there, but it’s your swing and conditions first. You need to get to the shop and test them out.”
  • jomatty: “I’d check the leading edge between the two clubs.”

Entire Thread: “‘Can’t seem to chip with forged wedges'”

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: GtiClay

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of GtiClay.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: GtiClay

GtiClay WITB

“I used to do the WITB more often here. It’s been a REALLY long time. Maybe more than 10 years, and I, unfortunately have only 1 year where I played more than 20 rounds in a year since then. I’m gonna play more… a lot more in the coming years as I’m turning 48 this year and want to have a damn good birthday week at Bandon when I turn 50.

My goal is sub 5 handicap by then. I have still been mostly playing i3 blades and TM 300s. But I want to convert to ‘legal grooves’, so I just picked up my first new set of irons in maybe 15 years. The i210’s… so here’s my current WITB.”

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (10.5 degrees turned a bit to “lower” as I like a slightly open face at address)
Shaft: Ozik Matrix 80M Black Tie X @ 44.5″

3-wood: TaylorMade R9 paintbreak TI (15 degrees)
Shaft: Tipped Ozik Matrix 80M Black Tie X

5-wood: Tour Edge Exotics “ladies edition” (18 degrees)
Shaft: Tipped OG Aerotech SS85 X

Irons: Ping i210 (3-9i)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130X

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 46 @ 47*, 54 @ 53*
Shafts: KBS Tour 130X

Callaway PM grind 60*, shaft TBD

(note – this is cold weather setup.  I plan to drop the 3 wood and add my 2019 PM grind 58* and 64* with S400 when it warms up and I need it.)

Putter: Scotty Cameron JAT, TaylorMade Ghost Marenello 355g, both at 34″.

The JAT is somewhere else and due to Covid I haven’t been able to get it, but as soon as I can, I’ll put it into play.

Grip: Stock Pistol

Golf Ball: I love the Callaway HX balls in the wind, but will play most any premium urethane ball that is on sale.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord BCT midsize with 2x extra tape.

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

 

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