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Paul Casey debuts a limited colorway of Nike’s new “Lunar Control Vapor 2” golf shoes

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We spotted new Nike Golf shoes on the feet of Paul Casey at the 2017 Tour Championship, which at first appeared to be some sort of unreleased version of Nike’s Lunar Control Vapor shoes. Like the original Vapors released in 2016, Casey’s shoes at the Tour Championship feature what looks to be the “Articulated Traction” soles that have ridges instead of spikes.

The man himself, however, has confirmed on our Instagram post that these are a limited colorway of Nike’s new and unreleased Lunar Control Vapor 2 golf shoes.

PaulCaseyInstagramThanks for clearing that up, Paul.

GolfWRX members have extremely mixed opinions in our forums about the new shoes and the dual colorway. Make sure to read the full thread here, and to check out more photos of the shoe itself.

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  1. AllanA

    Sep 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    These shoes should be declared ‘illegal’ because of the dual sole pattern. Golf shoe outer soles should be plain and uniform and not be designed to provide undue advantage.
    Many years ago there was a golf shoe that had internally ‘canted’ insoles that provided better alignment between the foot sole and leg angle so as to better wedge the foot and shoe into the ground. They were banned.
    So why not ban these shoes with outer sole patterns designed to do the same thing?!!

    • iShankEveryArticle

      Sep 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Calm down gramps. Go take a nap.

      • AllanA

        Sep 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm

        I’m calm, you’re obviously agitated. Grow up junior.

        • Daniel

          Sep 22, 2017 at 2:58 am

          This comment is an absolute peach. You’re joking right? You just want to ban anything that is an improvement on the past? What about your 460cc driver? Your iron shafts? Your wedges with more and deeper grooves? Your ball?!

          Better go ahead and return every club in your bag if that’s the case. Take back your motocaddy that saved you energy, and your breathable waterproofs that keep you dry without cooking you. Take back your golf shift that flexes as you swing.

          Get some perspective dude. Spend less time talking about the past and start thinking about the future of golf.

          ‘Juniors’ might just be the only thing keeping your club going…

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What Adam Scott said about his new 681.AS irons

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Adam Scott has used the same irons — Titleist Forged 680 — for the better part of 10 years.

“When you’re old and stubborn, you like what you like,” the 41-year-old told PGATOUR.COM.

Indeed, as he has transitioned into Titleist’s latest woods and wedges, the 14-time PGA TOUR winner has remained steadfast in playing his 2003 680 irons with KBS Tour 130 X shafts.

It was interesting, then, to see Scott with a different — but very similar — set of irons in the bag ahead of THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT.

Adam Scott’s trust Titleist 680 8-iron

Scott’s new 681.AS Forged 8-iron

At a glance, the visually stunning irons look identically shaped to the 680s we’re used to seeing in Scott’s bag — similar large muscle pad on the rear of the club, similar hosel transition, similar generous amount of offset, similar topline. However, the irons looked substantially less worn and were stamped with 681.AS on the hosel.

What’s going on here?

Titleist declined to comment, but PGATOUR.COM caught up with Scott, who shared some details. As it turns out the new irons are the same…sort of.

Before digging into the 681.AS, we asked Scott why he doesn’t simply continue playing 680 irons, and when a set wears out, replace them with another. The answer, he said, was simple. Titleist “just ran out of original sets,” which the company stopped producing in 2005.

What to do? Scour eBay and used club stores? Frequent garage sales?

Scott indicated Titleist engineers took a different tack: They made CAD (computer-aided design) copies of his beloved 680s and CNC-machined what he called, “basically the same clubs.”

“Thanks to technology,” he said, “they’re as exact a replica as you can get, but with the way they’ve been made, I could argue it’s a more solid head with a more solid strike.

“I’ve been stuck on the 680s for a long time now,” he added. “…We’ve tried some stuff here and there. We tried bending the 620 MBs earlier this year, which I actually used at the Masters. I’ve been looking for 12 months for that new fresh set with good feel in the hands and good vibes, and we just couldn’t get there, so they took this project on.”

He continued: “It’s very nice for me that Titleist was able to do that. I know what I know. I’ve played it so long, I’m at a point where I think it’s detrimental to go searching and trying to change. I know how I play, and I know what I need to play well.”

Read the full piece here. 

Check out Adam Scott’s full WITB here.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/15/21): Tour Issue Rare Odyssey Stroke Lab Jailbird Mini

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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 a Tour Issue Rare Odyssey Stroke Lab Jailbird Mini

From the seller (@Hunter01): “Rare Tour Issue Odyssey Stroke Lab mini putter. From the tour van with tour crimp on hosel. 35” long with grip options available. This putter never came to retail but we’re made available to the tour in limited quantities. 329 firm.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Tour Issue Rare Odyssey Stroke Lab Jailbird Mini 

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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L.A.B Golf unveils new MEZZ.1 Proto putter

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L.A.B Golf has soft-launched its new MEZZ.1. Proto, which is currently limited to just 1,000 individually numbered putters.

The new mid-mallet putter is fully CNC machined from a billet of 6061 aircraft aluminum (body) and 303 stainless steel (midsection) for what L.A.B are calling their “best-feeling putter to date”.

The new addition includes 10 weights (eight on the bottom, two on the sides) that allow the company to individually build each putter to a golfer’s exact specifications.

Golfers can also choose their preferred alignment aid, with blank (no marking), line, and dot all offered with the new MEZZ.1 Proto.

The putter comes equipped with a headcover and is available to purchase now at LabGolf.com for $600.00.

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