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Spotted: Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK hybrid shafts

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In 2015, Mitsubishi Chemical introduced its line of Tensei CK (which means “transformation” in Japanese) metal wood shafts that took the company’s classic bend profiles and transformed them into multi-material designs to improve performance and feel. The Tensei line remains hugely popular on Tour, and different variations of the shafts are in the bags of marquee names such as Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.

More specifically, the Tensei CK Pro White shaft — which many Tour players opt for because it yields lower torque and also lower launch and spin than the CK Pro Blue — has a boron-reinforced tip section to provide greater control and stability.

The hybrid version of the Tensei CK shaft we spotted at the 2017 U.S. Open will not use a Boron tip, but rather an MR70 material, which the company calls its “strongest carbon fiber.” According to Mitsubishi Rayon, the shaft is designed to be a lower launching and lower spinning option in hybrids.

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  1. Matt

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Think you meant lower torque. Torque has almost nothing to do with launch/spin as well. Lower torque correlates to stiffer flex which often times can lower launch and spin, though there can be many exceptions.

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Dustin Johnson WITB 2022 (January)

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Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf Prototype

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf Prototype

7-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (21 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black RDX 95 6.5

Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth Rescue 4 (22 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black RDX 105 6.5

Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (soft-stepped)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG (52-09SB @54 degrees, 60-10SB)
Shafts: KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy
Shaft: LA Golf
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x 2019 (#1)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (1 wrap 2-way tape + 2 wraps left hand, 3 right hand)

More photos of DJ’s WITB here.

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Adidas launches new Tour360 22 golf shoe

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17 years after Adidas released the original Tour360 golf shoe, the company unveiled a new-and-improved Tour360 22.

The first model of the Tour360 was innovative for its time, and Adidas says the next version will be as well: “With the TOUR360 22, our primary focus was to re-examine how we addressed two critical areas that are important for golfers of all skill levels: fit and traction.”

The new Tour360 22 includes the following tech:

  • The Feet You Wear: “The Feet You Wear” was introduced in 1996 and the design mimics the natural shape of the foot, ultimately helping to create a better connection with the ground and accommodate the natural movements of the foot in all directions. This connection with the ground to generate power more easily in the swing.
  • DUALSTACK Midsole – The full-length Boost cushioning is combined with an EVA stability frame. This EVA stability frame is a horseshoe-shaped piece that surrounds the full-length Boost with EVA chassis, which should make the shoe more comfortable.
  • GEOFIT Collar Pad – This feature enhances the fit and feel on the top of the foot, this piece gently conforms to the individual to provide a more personalized and comfortable fit.
  • 3D TORSION™ SYSTEM – Targeted stability in the midfoot, this mold plate enhances the connection with the ground while also helping to stabilize footwork throughout the swing.
  • INSITE Sockliner Working in tandem with the Feet You Wear last, this sockliner cradles the contours of the foot, especially in the heel, to provide enhanced cushioning, comfort, and support.

The newest innovation for the Tour360 22 is called “Spikemore.” Spikemore is cleats directly injected onto the TPU base. Injecting the cleats is designed to help adjust density, make the inside and outside arm shapes unique, and adjust the size depending on where the cleat sits on the outsole.

“I’ve worn almost every model of TOUR360 since I started my career and I’m always amazed at how the footwear team continues to raise the bar year after year. I really like the design and style with this new model, but the traction, feel and comfort I get definitely make this the best version of the TOUR360 that I’ve ever worn.” – Dustin Johnson

Models & Pricing

  • Tour360 22 – $210
  • W Tour360 22 – $200
  • Tour360 22 BOA – $250
  • W Tour360 22 BOA – $240

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PXG launches new 0311 Sugar Daddy II wedges

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 PXG has introduced its 0311 Sugar Daddy II Wedges, which will hit retail on February 1st, 2022.

“We’ve taken our signature 0311 Forged Wedges to the next level, perfecting every surface, curve, and groove to help you master your short game. Without a doubt, these babies are some of the sexiest, best-performing wedges on the market. Period.” – PXG Founder and CEO Bob Parsons

The wedges feature precision-milled grooves designed at the USGA limit to support extreme shot-making, while new Full Face Groove technology expands the hitting area for shots played toward the toe side of the face. 

The expanded groove length is designed to help golfers land it softly and to ensure more consistent results on impacts all across the face. 

High Toe Weighting creates a high moment-of-inertia (MOI) and helps position the center-of-gravity (CG) more in-line with open face shots in a bid for enhanced consistency, while new Precision Weighting Technology introduces swing weight adjustability to the PXG Wedge fitting experience. A large weight located near the CG enables golfers to achieve fine-tuned performance through various head weight configurations.

PXG Sugar Daddy II Wedges present golfers with two sole designs, the BP-Grind (13) and C-Grind (10).

The BP-Grind features a wide sole and slight taper from heel to toe, offering more bounce. The C-Grind presents a narrow sole and aggressive taper from heel to toe, offering a moderate bounce. Both sole designs are available in every loft across the PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy II Wedge lineup – 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, and 62-degrees.

Hudson Swafford put the new wedge in play just days before his win at the 2022 American Express and had this to say on the new addition from PXG:

“I added PXG Sugar Daddy II 46- and 56-degree wedges to my bag at the American Express. The added bounce matches my patterns and helps me flight it a whole lot better. Also, they don’t dig as much. With my first win of year on the books the same week as putting them in, I think it’s fair to say, Sugar Daddy IIs are in to stay.” 

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy II wedges are available for purchase on February 1, 2022, and are offered in both Chrome and PXG’s Xtreme Dark finish.

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