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REPORT: Bubba Watson confirms he will play Volvik S4 golf ball in 2017

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Rumors swirled in December that Bubba Watson signed a $1.2 million deal with Volvik to play a pink golf ball. The company declined comment at the time, but it turns out the rumor wasn’t far off base.

Watson, now the world’s No. 10-ranked player in the world, confirmed that he will play a Volvik S4 golf ball starting this week at the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, according to a Golf Digest report. Terms of the contract are currently undisclosed.

Watson, who previously played Titleist’s Pro V1x, says he began testing Volvik’s golf balls following the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China in November.

“I took five balls out and hit all kinds of shots,” Watson told Digest. “Teddy [caddie Ted Scott] bought some [Volvik S4 golf balls] and tested them as well. And we couldn’t come up with anything wrong with them. Then it comes down to the fun factor — how could you not want a colored ball when you have a colored driver?”

As for the hue of the golf ball, the S4 “White Color” — which is a 4-piece golf ball made for golfers with high-swing speeds — is usually only made with a white cover, but the company has made pink versions for Watson, according to the report.

Related: Read reviews from GolfWRX members of the Volvik S4 golf balls

For the upcoming Tournament of Champions, Watson told Digest he “might just rotate them. White one day, pink the next.”

The always-eccentric Watson told Golf Digest that he’s also considering playing a lime green ball, which he calls “his favorite,” and has “asked about the possibility of” a pink-and-white swirl or camouflage finished golf ball.

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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. hdcp0

    Jan 5, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I would play range balls for 1.2M

  2. Deadeye

    Jan 5, 2017 at 4:57 am

    He is just being Bubba. He has won two Masters, not bad for equipment that does not work. I applaud tour players doing something different. Not the same old same old. Many of us would benefit by playing a lower spin ball. Just not camo colored. The dam things are hard enough to find as it is. However, I will play one for 1.2 mil.

  3. Chuck

    Jan 4, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    A “camouflage” golf ball sounds like a story out of The Onion.

  4. Fred

    Jan 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I’m sure the caddy would love hunting down the “camouflage finished golf ball”.

    • gwillis7

      Jan 3, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      lol, man that guy gets treated like crap

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5 Wood vs. Hybrid vs. Driving/Utility Iron – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing where they stand on the 5-wood vs Hybrid vs UI dilemma. WRXer ‘Michboomin’ kicks off the thread, saying

“I play an Apex 3i w/ MMT 105TX, and it’s fantastic, can hit every shot; I recommend this set up to anyone. However….I like to tinker, and something keeps telling me to try a 5 wood. I tested out a Titleist 2 hybrid last season and wasn’t a fan, hybrids just don’t feel solid to me. 

Just curious what you guys like to play and why.”

And 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.

  • lefthack: “I love my 5 wood. I am still playing with other clubs; I am currently using the GAPR Lo 3 and thinking of getting the Lazrus 2i. I have also thought about a 7 wood just because. I took my 3 wood and GAPR Mid 4 out, so I have room for something at the top.”
  • PEI_Golfer: “I prefer a hybrid and have settled in nicely with my 19* TS3 (set to C1) with AV Raw Blue 75X. Very stable and quite straight now vs. the out going stock EFW T1100 S and X. Tried to replace it with a Sim 5wd this year, and it just didn’t work out. I dabble with DI’s, but the hybrid is as long and more versatile.”
  • Ger21: “I swapped a 5w for a 2 hybrid, as the 5 wood would balloon too often. Both, though, are much longer than a 3iron, so I also carry a 3 hybrid that replaced a 3 iron. Prefer the 3 iron from the tee, but the iron is much more usable everywhere else.”
  • SteelieD: “I finally ditched the hybrid and put a 5 wood back in the bag. Hybrids and I just never got along.”

Entire Thread: “5 Wood vs. Hybrid vs. Driving/Utility Iron”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (07/26/21): Titleist 680 forged irons 15th Anniversary Edition

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of 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 we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for Titleist 680 forged irons 15th Anniversary Edition

From the seller (@Carolina Golfer 2): “$800 . Titleist 680 Forged DG300 Stiff Flex shaft 4-P . Standard L/L/L. These were actually released 2 years ago.  But not played until a months ago and only a couple rounds.  Price is for shipping to US only.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Titleist 680 forged irons 15th Anniversary Edition

This is the most impressive current listing 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

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Cameron Champ’s winning WITB: 2021 3M Open

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Driver: Ping G425 LST (10.5 degrees @9) (14g CG shifter in neutral)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 75 TX (45.25 inches, tipped 1.5 inches, D6+)

Irons: Ping i500 (3, 4), Ping iBlade (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X7

Wedges: TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe Raw (52, 56, 60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping Prototype PLD Anser 4

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align 58 (+3 wraps)

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