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Sergio Garcia officially signs with Callaway, will play 14 Callaway clubs

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In what could be described as the most predictable news of all time, Callaway announced today that it has officially signed Sergio Garcia to its staff. According to the announcement, the 2017 Masters Champion will “immediately” be playing 14 Callaway clubs and a Chrome Soft X golf ball; he’s slotted to make his first start of 2018 in Dubai in late January. Garcia has also signed a multi-year deal to play adidas Golf footwear and apparel.

“I’m really excited to switch to Callaway,” said Garcia, according to a Callaway press release. “After testing different brands I realized Callaway’s technology and innovation will help me maximize my game and perform to the best of my ability.”

The 37-year-old Garcia, who was previously with TaylorMade for 15 years, was spotted playing numerous Callaway clubs in late 2017. We’ve spotted him using an Epic driver, Apex MB irons, Mack Daddy 3 wedges and Toulon putters in his most recent competitive appearances, which is why this news comes as no shock. Apparently, Garcia has picked up distance due to the driver switch, as well.

“The launch monitor doesn’t lie,” said Tim Reed, SVP, Global Sports Marketing, Callaway Golf. “Jailbreak driver technology has upped his distance off the tee.”

Throughout his career, Garcia has racked up 32 worldwide wins, including 10 PGA Tour wins. Most notably, he won the 2017 Masters after a long career being named as “the best golfer without a major.” He’s also won the 2008 Players Championship, and has a career Ryder Cup record of 19-11-7; by all means, he’s been a nightmare for the United States Ryder Cup teams since 1999.

We look forward to bringing you Garcia’s 2018 Callaway WITB when he makes his first appearance on U.S. soil in the new year.

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  1. Philip

    Jan 3, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Just another bit that the arrows are irrelevant and that everyday golfers should spend a LOT less on equipment and just go out and enjoy playing golf – but they won’t … such are the lambs of marketing

  2. OB

    Jan 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Why has the latest Tursky equipment article, namely:
    “That one time Dustin Johnson got super protective over his M3 weight setup”
    … cancelled the Comments section?
    The M3 with the controversial TWIST FACE on the M3 driver is possibly one of the most groundbreaking design innovation in driver technology.
    As for Dustin’s M3 weight setup shown in the picture, it appears he wants the weights shifted closest to the clubface thus bringing the driver CG well forward. Recreational golfers will want to have the CG pulled back for more gear effect.
    Now the gear effect is being optimized with the Twist Face.
    Why nas WRX eliminated a comments section on this article and others?

  3. Shank

    Jan 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Where is he aiming?

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Adidas X Vice Golf launch The Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas

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Adidas has teamed up with Vice Golf to launch the new Vice Golf Shoe inspired from off the course which includes a dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime x Adidas golf balls.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas contains ultraboost and a signature lime-green colorway to accent the designs for life both on and off the golf course. The shoe features a camouflage pattern in gray and white on the top of the shoe, while a brand-new drip pattern decorates the boost material at the bottom.

The shoe features branding “discoverables”, such as a subtle Vice logo on the tongue of the shoe while a collab logo is celebrated within. The company’s motto “Embrace Your Vice” runs down the spine of the heel, while another Vice logo lives underneath the 3-stripe caging on the inside of the foot.

If golfers want a brighter color pop, the alternate neon lime laces give that option.

“Based in Bavaria like Adidas, we have always looked up to this global ambassador and brand that has made big moves in both the golf and footwear in recent years. It is a great honor to finally present the result of 22 months of work with tears of happiness when the final pair of shoes arrived” – Vice Golf founder and CEO Ingo Duellmann

In addition to the shoe, the packaging of the Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas is made to look, feel and act exactly like their signature golf ball packages. 

The bottom of the box is wrapped in a neon lime camouflage pattern, and the top cover features the exact, embossed Vice logo colored in neon lime drip pattern as seen and felt on the brand’s golf ball packaging. The connection continues after lifting the lid and discovering an actual box of Vice Pro Drip Lime golf balls, with Adidas logos, sitting in its own compartment.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas (plus one dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime X Adidas golf balls) costs $219.95 and is available to purchase from December 7, 2020, 11 AM EST at ViceGolf.com.

 

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Best blade for 2020/2021 – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the best blade irons from the new releases. WRXer ‘hypergolf’ asks for opinions on what blade iron has stood out from the rest this year and our members have been having their say 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.

  • Chuck905: “Taylormade P7MB surprisingly stands out to me. Sharp looks and solid feel. Performance is consistent.”
  • Golfingfanatic: “Miura Giken TB-Zero.”
  • bladehunter: “Domestic It’s blueprint. And it’s not close. Mp20 has very smallish short irons. Similar to 6 iron shape. Which are odd. You need taller faces, in my opinion, for scoring clubs. My least favorite Mizuno MB in a while. Mp5 and mp68 being the best recent ones. But I’d second the TB-zero above for all markets.”
  • Nard_S: “High end, like the TB Zero. Average pricing, really like the P7. The TB offers a bunch of custom options that go beyond stamping and lie/loft, and they are Miura’s, which is never a bad thing. The P7 has a clean, unique look, love the 3D diamond muscle, minimal offset and stance. I could buy those tomorrow; I could buy the TB for a “I’m special” occasion which perhaps is never, lol.”
  • The_Champ: “Ping blueprint… and it’s not even close.”

Entire Thread: “Best blade for 2020/2021”

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TaylorMade Golf unveils TP5 NBA Pix golf balls

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TaylorMade Golf has launched a custom NBA version of their popular TP5 Pix balls.

The balls feature the logo for a variety of NBA teams, including the likes of the L.A. Lakers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and more.

The NBA logos are designed to form a natural pathway through the center of the ball courtesy of the company’s ClearPath Alignment System.

The TP5 NBA Pix golf balls are available to purchase now for those in the U.S. and Canada and cost $51.99 per dozen.

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