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Japan’s Prime Minister just gave President-Elect Trump a $3,000 driver

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President-elect Donald Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump Tower earlier this week. And as Golf Digest’s E. Michael Johnson reported, it looks like Abe has done a fine job in selecting a customary gift for Mr. Trump.

Abe presented Trump with a Honma Beres S-05 driver. Reported specs: 9.5 degrees of loft and an 5S Armrq Infinity stiff shaft.

The $3,755 driver is available with either a black or gold head. Abe selected the gold head for the President-elect, which seems appropriate given the New Yorker’s affinity for the color in company and personal branding.

For more about the S-05’s features, including how it has a price point north of three grand, check out Honma’s video.

And here are some in-hand photos of a Beres S-05 from an EBay listingwhere it can be picked up for the bargain price of only $1,800.

s-l500 (2) s-l500 (1)According to a Bloomberg report, Mr. Trump gave the Japanese prime minister a golf shirt in return. We’re guessing he wasn’t expecting the Rolls Royce of golf clubs (not to be confused with Bentley’s actual golf clubs) when he picked out his present for Mr. Abe.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons which he has in the bag at this week’s CJ Cup. WRXers have been commenting on the switch and the clubs themselves in our forums.

For lots more photos, check out the full thread here.

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.

  • btyh: “Holy offset.”
  • Glf_LU: “These are interesting. Not going to make a rush to judgement until I see them in person. It does look like a little more offset than I would expect to see in this model.”
  • bcflyguy1: “Kisner is not one to make a lot of equipment changes (see the GBB driver he’s still using), so if these do have staying power in his bag that will be interesting to see. I have to wonder if there’s something different about his set, because like others have mentioned there appears to be more offset on his than I recall seeing in the samples I’ve had in hand.”

Entire Thread: “Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons”

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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