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Tiger to wear new Nike TW ’17 golf shoes at Hero World Challenge

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Tiger Woods will be wearing Nike’s new TW ’17 golf shoe this week at the Hero World Challenge, which is designed to accomodate the golfer’s revamped golf swing.

According to Nike, Woods has been working on the design of the shoe with Tobie Hatfield, Nike’s Senior Director of Athlete Innovation, since July 2015. The inspiration for its design was Woods’ new swing, in which Woods has shifted his dominance from his left leg to his right leg.

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Woods and Hatfield with the TW ’17.

“This shoe is an absolutely integral part of my return to the sport I love and have missed so much,” Woods says. “Nike really got in the zone with me. I knew Tobie and I were on to something special back when I tried on the first prototype. I feel supreme support from this shoe which leads to the utmost confidence when I step onto the course.”

The most intriguing part of the shoe’s design is what Nike calls its “duo’s strapping system concept,” which was added to keep Woods “secure and locked down in his shoe.” According to Nike, the TW ’17 is the only golf shoe Woods has worn since undergoing two back surgeries in the fall of 2015.

The TW ’17 will be available in Spring 2017.

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  1. Pickitup

    Dec 1, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I just got to the point that I could stomach a Nike TW Golf shoe. I bought the last two models. Now this…..? Oh well back to fJ or Adidas. No way this is the shoe they are going to try and sell!

  2. Malibu

    Nov 30, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    The First Tee of Detroit endorses these

  3. Roger A

    Nov 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    They look like the shoes that you see the mall walkers wearing.

  4. Mad-Mex

    Nov 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Hey NIKE, please stop! want to stand out?!?! Go back to offering wingtips and saddle show combos, black on white, brown on white, classy not trashy like what you been dealing out!

  5. Wizardofflatstickmountain

    Nov 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Pretty sure it’s Tinker Hatfield. Unless Tobie is his less successful brother.

    • Wizardofflatstickmountain

      Nov 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Despite my jest, I was completely correct. Those make FJ icons look like they’re from the future

  6. new stuff!!

    Nov 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    sorry Woods – crazy respect for your golf game and hope you come back big – so you don’t have to spend time trying to design golf shoes. seeing the way you dress off the course – god gave you golf game not fashion sense

    • Dr Troy

      Nov 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      +100

    • Greg

      Dec 1, 2016 at 10:09 am

      I’m with you. I am pulling for him as a golfer. Just don’t try to sell me anything. His credibility is worthless now.

  7. Rex

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Velcro nurse shoes

  8. Sneaker

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Wow! This injury is apparently far more serious than I ever thought it was.

  9. RAT

    Nov 29, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Well at least there isn’t a 6″ swoosh on the toe platform .

  10. G

    Nov 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

    They don’t look that bad in black

  11. Adrien Jenot

    Nov 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I seriously think they are trying to get Tiger to quit Nike so they can stop the bleeding lol These are the worst things I have ever seen! What happened to focus group testing? Under Armour and Footjoy will be licking their chops at the site of these lol….

    • Mike

      Nov 29, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Have you seen UA shoes? If they want my dad to wear them, they’re doing things the right way…

      • Adrien Jenot

        Nov 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        I tough the tempo hybrids we’re quite nice. I like the sporty casual look and fit of them but to each there own right. These are moon boot though I think we can agree on that. Cheers

    • COGolfer

      Dec 1, 2016 at 12:53 am

      Footjoy will continue to control their market share. Undar Amour is quite a ways from making a shoe that is worth while. To be fair, shoes are not their strength. Much the same way that Nike couldn’t make clubs.

  12. MR B

    Nov 29, 2016 at 9:36 am

    they look awfully similar to the old Dennis Rodman Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt…which is niiiiiice.

  13. OH

    Nov 29, 2016 at 9:32 am

    In the words of Charles Barkley, “Those are turrible, man…turrible”.

  14. D

    Nov 29, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Yikes

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GolfWRX Classifieds (10/26/20): Mizuno 921 Tour, Linksoul bag, Rare Toulon longneck

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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 Armyflyer23 – Mizuno JPX921 Tour irons

Built for precision and stability, the Mizuno JPX921 Tours are a beautiful single piece forged iron, that offers the looks you love, with the stability you need. This set is almost new and is a great deal if you are looking for a new set of flag hunting irons.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: JPX 921 Tours

Member ajones35 – Linksoul carry bag

Are you a Linksoul-dier? This lightweight carry bag is a great way to get around the course with a minimalist design to hold your essentials and nothing more.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Linksoul bag

Member Tannerdc – Rare long neck Toulon putter

If you love blade style putters but need something with less toe-hang, then a longneck is the way to go. The only thing is longneck putters aren’t as common as they used to be, which makes this custom Toulon Garage a very interesting piece indeed.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Longneck Toulon

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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What GolfWRXers are saying about using a 54-degree wedge for all short game duty

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the strategy of using a 54-degree wedge for all short game duty. WRXer ‘RoyalMustang’ says on the plan:

“My thinking is that time would be better spent learning to do all of the shots with a single wedge, rather than learning 2 wedge distances and feels with the limited practice time I have.”

And our members have been having their say on the subject in our forums.

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.

  • OsnolaKinnard: “I have a 50* GW that is really like an 11 iron. My 54* wedge does pretty much everything around greens and inside of 50 yards except bunkers. The 58* lobber is my ‘sand wedge’.”
  • mizunotpz: “The 54 degree is really versatile. As long as you have a grind that is easy to open up. I use 50/54/58. I can hit full shots with my 50, but I never do that with the 54 or 58. That’s 80% shots tops. Most bunkers I use the 54, think its easier to control distance with a 54 vs a 58.”
  • Munich77: “I have a PW, 54, and 60. The 54 could be all I need as I use it the most.”
  • Minarets: “My 54 degree is my go-to unless the 60° is needed for some kind of flop. I use a 50, 54, 60-degree setup but feel most comfy with the 54.”

Entire Thread: “Using a 54-degree wedge for all short game duty.”

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Patrick Cantlay’s winning WITB: 2020 Zozo Championship)

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 @ 8.75 degrees, C1 Setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX

3-wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees, B1 Setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2 (21 degrees, B1 Setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black 9 X

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M) Titleist Vokey SM8 (61 Proto)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS prototype

Golf ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2019)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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