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Spotted: Bettinardi Antidote “Model 2” tour prototype

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We spotted a new “Antidote Model 2” tour prototype putter from Bettinardi at the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Tuesday.

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Sam Bettinardi, Vice President of Bettinardi Golf, calls the putter an Antidote Model 2 and says the back weights — they’re milled from aluminum, stainless steel and copper, and they’re adjustable to make the putter weigh 340, 350 or 360 — are strategically positioned on the rear heel and toe to increase MOI (moment of inertia, a measure of forgiveness). The weights are also positioned “equal with or above the equator of the golf ball” to raise the center of gravity.

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“(Bob Bettinardi) knew there would be players that wouldn’t find the design the most appealing, however, he feels that this is one of his more technologically sound designs he has produced,” Bettinardi says.

According to Bettinardi, we can expect to see more designs with the “Antidote technology” later this fall.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the Antidote putters

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  1. BV

    Aug 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    SBST guaranteed. I mean just look at it. It’s a putting rectumangle on the bottom.

  2. Jacked_Loft

    Aug 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Like the concept but hate the looks. That said the square body could help some see thier stroke better.

  3. allan

    Aug 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    where racist? germans arent a race.

    • D

      Aug 3, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      “Towelhead” is a racist term. Doh

      • Ude

        Aug 3, 2017 at 10:24 pm

        What ‘race’ is a towelhead?

        • Ude

          Aug 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm

          How can you make that accusation without explaining in detail how you came to that conclusion? Perhaps it’s you who is the bigoted race-baiting hater and you are misleading the forum. You and your other forum names.

  4. DB

    Aug 3, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I do think the technology here is sound. The looks are a bit on the harsh side. But I think they could refine it, maybe decrease the overall size about 10%, then add a slant neck or something.

  5. Todd

    Aug 2, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Another must have, fueling the addiction.

  6. George

    Aug 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Very hideous

  7. George

    Aug 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    are they copying scotty cameron? Looks like a Futura witht the weights and the T

  8. D

    Aug 2, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I like it! I want one!

  9. cb

    Aug 2, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Im a huge Bettinardi fan. But this thing is fugly!

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SPOTTED: Tiger Woods is testing a new TaylorMade iron at the 2022 PGA Championship

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Note: This story is still developing and we will update as more news and photos become available. Featured image is credited to TaylorMade. 

Early Monday morning, Tiger Woods played in a practice round at Southern Hills ahead of the 2022 PGA Championship. Thanks to photographs taken during his Monday session, GolfWRX members began speculating that Woods was trying out a new TaylorMade driving iron.

As it turns out, the speculation was not misguided.

We confirmed with TaylorMade on Monday afternoon that Woods is indeed testing a new TaylorMade P770 3-iron that would replace his former P-7TW 3-iron.

Unlike Woods’ P-7TW iron, the P-770 model has a hollow-bodied construction and a thru-slot speed pocket in the sole to boost ball speed across the face.

In addition to the new head, Woods’ P770 3-iron is equipped with a True Temper Dynamic Gold MID Tour Issue X100 shaft, rather than the standard X100 Tour Issue shaft he had in his P-7TW 3-iron head. True Temper’s new “MID” version is designed to increase launch and spin, providing a higher peak height and steeper landing angle.

Here’s an educational sheet on True Temper’s MID Tour Issue shaft for reference:

According to a TaylorMade rep on Monday, Woods is finding the P770 club to be “more forgiving” and he “can hit it further/higher, as well as can hit the stinger.”

We will provide an in-hand Tiger Woods WITB update as soon as possible. We’ll keep you informed on any further changes once we know.

Check out the “Tiger Woods’ new long iron at the PGA Championship” thread in our GolfWRX forums for more speculation. 

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What is your silliest reason for getting rid of a club? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the worst reasons for ditching a club. WRXer ‘Von3Jack’ kicks off the thread with a beauty, saying:

“I stopped using my Scotty Cameron after my ex-girlfriend dumped me and started dating a guy named Cameron. That was eons ago, and I’m thankfully over that. 

What is your silliest reason for cutting ties with a piece of equipment?”

And our members have been sharing their stories 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.

  • SDG90: “I sold my Nike Vapor Fly Pro irons for $200 after the finish had worn too much for my eyes. Biggest mistake of my life.”
  • hammergolf: “Sound and feel of the i525 irons I just got. Everything else about them is great; I just can’t do the crack/click sound.”
  • bladehunter: “I sold two putters because they went ‘too straight’. I like to feel a little hook in the stroke. These things just burnt right lips all day. True story. I have two witnesses here to me saying that during a round.”
  • cliffy2020: “One short missed putt. That’s all it takes. Can’t get the visual out of my head. Not my fault. Putter sucks. Buh-bye.”

Entire Thread: “What is your silliest reason for getting rid of a club? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (5/16/22): Kingston KP1 putter

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At GolfWRX, 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 – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Kingston KP1 putter

From the seller (@JamesG12): “KP1 GSS – have had for a couple of months but has never seen the outside world. Extremely good condition. Specs are in the pic. 35”, 4° loft, 70° lie. Smoothie face. Please PM with questions. 610 shipped.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Kingston KP1 putter

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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