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Callaway adds Gold Nickel finish to MD3 wedge line

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If you’re currently in the market for new wedges, you couldn’t have picked a better time. The wedge space is chock full of grinds, finishes and lofts — the options and varieties are seemingly endless.

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And a leader in this space is Callaway with its Mack Daddy 3 (MD3) Milled line. Recently, it just extended the line with three new loft-grind options, and now, the company has announced that a new Gold Nickel finish will be made available as well.

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The Gold Nickel finish — adding to the Black Satin and Satin Chrome finish options — will be offered in lofts of 50, 52, 56, 58 and 60 degrees, with the Standard-grind (S-grind) and in right-handed only. The S-grind suits golfers who play in a variety of different playing conditions, as this grind is Callaway’s most versatile offering.

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Like the rest of the MD3 wedges, the new finish will have what Callaway calls “progressive groove optimization,” which means that the lower-lofted wedges have narrow and deeper grooves like irons, while the higher-lofted wedges have wider grooves for increased spin around the greens.

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The MD3 Milled Gold Nickel wedges will be available on July 1 for $129.99 and on Callaway’s website.

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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. Speedy

    Jun 14, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I prefer 2012 Callaway Forged Wedges. A bigger head with a straighter leading edge.

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GolfWRX Spotted: 2021 New Ping putter series at WCG Workday

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This week, the PGA Tour is at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton Florida, and we were on-site Tuesday to spy some interesting things from the grounds and on the putting green where players were prepping for the first round of the WGC – Workday Championship where the purse is 10.5 million dollars!

It’s on the putting green where we spotted a whole line of new putters from Ping, and although we don’t have all the details about the new line there is enough visual technology to draw come conclusions including:

  • Dual-durometer inserts like the current Sigma 2 ( red accent )
  • Grooved insert technology
  • Heavy perimeter weighting on the heel and toe to increase MOI – assumed to be tungsten

Don’t forget that you can check out the full image galleries in the GolfWRX Tour Equipment forum.

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To see the rest of the pictures and read what GolfWRXer’s are saying about the spotted putters, check out the entire thread in the forums here: 2021 WGC Workday Championship – 2021 Ping putters

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Cameron Smith’s Scotty Cameron 11.5 putter at the 2021 WGC Workday

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to Cameron Smith’s new Scotty 11.5 putter. The flat-stick is a big hit amongst WRXers, and has even been described by one of our members as “basically perfect”.

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.

  • Katke87: “Ooooh baby baby!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on a new 5 and 11 to see which is more wonderful.”
  • TIScape: “Love it! I’m a slant neck fan. Identical to Homa’s it appears.”
  • MillerTime859: “That’s basically perfect.”

Entire Thread: “Cameron Smith’s Scotty Cameron 11.5 putter at the 2021 WGC Workday”

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Bettinardi signs LPGA Tour rising star Patty Tavatanakit

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Bettinardi Golf has announced the official signing of former World Number 2 amateur and LPGA Tour rising player Patty Tavatanakit.

Entering her sophomore season on the LPGA Tour, Tavatanakit will play her DASS (Double Aged Stainless Steel) Studio Stock 3 putter, with the 21-year-olds first tournament this week at the Gainbridge Championship in Orlando, Florida.

Patty attended the University of California Los Angeles, where she became a 7-time winner and two-time WGCA First Team All-American. With her success at UCLA, Patty qualified and became the Low Amateur at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open, where she finished T5. Turning pro shortly after, she earned the Gaelle Truet Rookie of the Year award in 2019 on the Symetra Tour.

Putter Specs:

Model: Studio Stock 3

Weight: 360 grams

Material: DASS (Double Aged Stainless Steel)

Face Milling: Micro-honeycomb

Finish: Black PVD

Speaking on joining Team Bettnardi, Tavatanakit said

“I was always a big fan of Bettinardi Golf during my collegiate days, and now I couldn’t be more excited to be part of their official Tour staff. Being able to visit their shop, see the technology, and try all their face millings to find my perfect putter was truly awesome.

The confidence I now have in my putting is the best it has been, and I’m really looking forward to this season and seeing it pay off on the greens.”

Tavatanakit joins a young lineup of LPGA Bettinardi Staffers, including Annie Park, Muni He, and PGA Tour stars, such as Matthew Fitzpatrick, Sam Horsfield Jason Kokrak, and long-time staffers Matt Kuchar and Fred Couples.

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