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Callaway signs Lee McCoy, three other top amateurs

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If you caught our photos from the FedEx St. Jude Classic earlier this week, you probably marveled at Lee McCoy’s custom Callaway wedges.

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McCoy’s 46-degree Callaway MD3 wedge

And after the drooling subsided, you probably came to the conclusion that McCoy, former University of Georgia standout appearing in his first tournament as a pro, had signed with Callaway.

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Indeed he has. As have three other top-ranked amateurs–Thomas Detry, Matt NeSmith, and Will Starke–the company announced today.

McCoy was a First Team All-American in 2016 for the University of Georgia, and a three-time All-American selection overall. When he turned pro, he was the No. 3 amateur in the world. He tied for fourth at the Valspar Championship earlier this year.

Callaway also inked a 2016 Big Ten Champion from the University of Illinois: Thomas Detry. Detry is the seventh-ranked amateur in the world and was the 2015 Big Ten Golfer of the Year.

Matt NeSmith, 1st Team All-American in 2016 for the University of South Carolina, also joins Team Callaway. NeSmith is the No. 8 amateur in the world

Finally, Will Starke, All-American selection for the University of South Carolina and winner of the Mackenzie Tour’s Q-School in April will be sporting the chevron.

All 4 staffers will play Callaway equipment and an Odyssey Putter. Callaway’s young Tour Staff is large and growing. It includes major winners Danny Willett and Lydia Ko, Branden Grace, Patrick Reed, Danny Lee, Harris English, Ryo Ishikawa, Emiliano Grillo, Thomas Pieters, Ollie Schniederjans, and Wesley Bryan. 

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  1. Richard Grime

    Jun 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I saw Lee McCoy at the Walker Cup. He seemed very calm and was hitting some great/ strange shots on the practice ground before he went out, just fooling around. I think that that mindset will be very useful in his future. Good enough to be on the PGA tour in my opinion. Bryson Dechambeau was the standout player on both teams however and a class act.

  2. t-ball

    Jun 12, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Most, except for the DAWGS !!! Georgia boys doing pretty well out on tour. Chris Hack is doing something different. Don’t know what, but it seems to be working. McCoy will do just fine. Don’t know about the rest.

    • Tour Pro

      Jun 13, 2016 at 3:52 am

      McCoy just got smoked. Hes not PGA Tour material.

  3. Tour Pro

    Jun 12, 2016 at 5:36 am

    They will all wind up mid pack grinders on the Web.com

  4. helgs

    Jun 11, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Do you not consider Aaron Wise to be a top ranked amateur signed by Callaway?

    • Todd Grant

      Jun 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Exactly. The NCAA individual win earned him a spot as the 5th ranked amateur in the world golf amateur rankings.

    • Tour Pro

      Jun 12, 2016 at 5:48 am

      Does not matter. They will all wind up on the Web.com and never be heard from again like all the others every year. And most wint even be able to hack it on the Web.com. These college stars rarely pan out in the big leagues. Maybe 1 in 50 of the good ones might get a card.

      • Todd Grant

        Jun 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm

        I wasn’t projecting a presumption regarding anyone of the golfers stated in article above.
        You would maybe find a different thread for that.

  5. Mike Honcho

    Jun 10, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    All good investments except for Ryo, he’s yesterday’s news. Matsuyama is the main man from Japan now.

  6. Tcann32

    Jun 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Wow.. That wedge looks an awful lot like a custom
    Scratch wedge with the punisher logo i engraved on it 6 months ago as a refinish job. Also happens to be my “avatar” on the site.

    I guess my creative skills are better than I thought?

  7. Tom

    Jun 10, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Callaway is makin the move ..

    • Tour Pro

      Jun 13, 2016 at 3:54 am

      Bad move investing in kids that are not half as good as they think. Thes Georgia kids could not even dominate in the NCAA ranks.

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Photos from the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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GolfWRX is live this week from the Monterey Peninsula in Pebble Beach, California, for the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the most scenic and celebrity-filled event on the PGA Tour.

Pebble Beach Golf Links sits atop cliffs that overlook Carmel Bay, producing both breathtaking views and an imposing threat. The multi-course event is also played on Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course.

A unique inclusion in this week’s photos: celebrity WITBs from a few of the amateurs in the field (including Darius Rucker, SchoolboyQ, and Macklemore). We also have a number of WITBs from the professional contingent and a look at Buffalo Bills’ QB Josh Allen’s sticks. Also: A look at some iconic Arnold Palmer clubs (pictured in the featured image).

Check out links to all our photos below, and when you’re done, join the discussion in the forums.

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The PGA Tour is back in the continental United States for the first time in 2023, and GolfWRX is back inside the ropes to show you what the pros are playing!

The American Express at PGA West in La Quinta, California, is the backdrop for the first event of the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing. We have four general galleries, 11 WITBs — including Rickie Fowler and Sam Burns — and a bevy of special galleries this week, with custom putters aplenty.

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Wedge Stamping Caviar: Have More Fun Edition

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Pop open a tin of the finest beluga, GolfWRXers… In all seriousness, it’s less jelly-like substance, more richness of intrigue than salt-cured roe at Wedge Stamping Caviar as we present to you some of the finest instances of hammer-and-stamp work on the PGA Tour.

In this initial serving, we’re mining photos from October and November at PGA Tour stops, including the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the Cadence Bank Houston Open, and the RSM Classic.

So grab your mother-of-pearl spoon and dig in — with restraint, please.

The traditional K.I.S.S. stamping on a BV proto: first and last initial, demonstrated here by Andrew Landry. Bonus points for the bounce angle (8) stamp.

When your last name is something imposing/interesting, you’re definitely stamping it on your wedge as Cole Hammer has done here in a “University of Texas” colorway.

Simple, perfect stamping for Xuewen Luo. 

Patrick Cantlay is still rolling with a SM7. Ultimate K.I.S.S. to stick with a previous generation wedge with stamped initials. Bent loft (47 degrees) is a classy touch. 

Excellent #perspective on Kevin Roy’s 54-degree Vokey.

Anytime a custom grind wears off the loft number, it’s caviar. Lovely patina on Woodland’s Wilson, too. 

Another favorite motif: Tiny initials pattern (as demonstrated by Palmer Jackson). 

The Webb Simpson traditional. Maybe the longest-serving stamping on Tour. 

Not a stamping on Akshay Bhatia’s Jaws Raw, but we’ll serve it up anyway for reasons immediately discernible to the seasoned palate. 

 

 

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