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Rory McIlroy, TaylorMade launch Rory Junior Golf Sets

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TaylorMade and company staffer Rory McIlroy have joined forces to develop two sets of junior golf clubs. The 4-Plus set, not surprisingly, is for players 4 and up, and the 8-Plus set, is for, well, you get the idea.

Marketed as “Rory Junior Golf Sets,” a driver, fairway woods, rescue, irons, wedges and a putter are all included. The 4-Plus set has five clubs, while the 8-Plus has two additional irons.

“Growing up, golf was an extremely important part of my life. It allowed me to stay active, enjoy the outdoors and have fun within a competitive sport. I partnered with TaylorMade to design the Rory Junior Set to give kids an easy introduction to golf so they can have the same opportunity I had to fall in love with the sport,” McIlroy said.

According to TaylorMade, the sets utilize technologies from other company products with lengths, lofts, and shaft flexes optimized for juniors (example: easy-to-launch 16-degree driver).

Set makeups, courtesy of TaylorMade, below. The titanium driver is 400cc and the irons are made from 17-4 stainless steel.

8-Plus Set

Both the boys and girls 8-Plus set are designed for ages eight and above and 52″ to 60″ in height. MSRP of $399 USD.

  • 400cc driver: 16° / 39.5″
  • 3 wood: 24° / 37″
  • 5 rescue: 30° / 34.5″
  • 7-iron: 36° / 32.5″
  • 9-iron: 44° / 31.5″
  • Sand wedge: 56° / 31″
  • Putter: 30″

4-Plus Set

Designed for players aged 4+ and 42″ to 52″ in height. MSRP of $299 USD.

  • 400cc driver: 16° / 33.5″
  • 5 Rescue: 30° / 29.5″
  • 7-iron: 38° / 27.5″
  • Sand wedge: 54° / 26″
  • Putter: 26″

McIlroy announced the launch via Twitter with an accompanying video.

 

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  1. Ben Thompson

    Oct 20, 2020 at 3:51 am

    It’s good to see Rory get in on the act. My grandson is a big fan of Rory and it inspired him to go out and play golf. I’m sure if he was a little younger this would have been an ideal set of clubs.

  2. Tom

    Nov 2, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    WOW! TM wasting time with kids clubs now? No money to go to the PGA Show and spending time working on selling “toy clubs”? Company is worth about $300 now, down from the $425 mil paid for it!
    “Twist Face” seems to be “twisting in the wind” lol!

  3. HDTVMAN

    Nov 2, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Actually the price is reasonable when compared to the competition, assuming the quality is much higher than the Topflite products. Cobra Jr products are very popular, US Kids is OK, and the Ping Prodi G set is excellent, $800 for a complete set, but it’s the best quality I’ve seen.

  4. sam

    Nov 2, 2018 at 1:27 am

    complete with wedges and a putter that don’t work!

  5. Cdub

    Nov 1, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    What a joke. $300 and $400? So much for growing the game.

    • forgedforever

      Nov 2, 2018 at 7:00 am

      Spot on. As usual it’s all about the money.

  6. Scheiss

    Nov 1, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Shop smart. Shop S mart. Rory is very s.mart.

  7. Point misser

    Nov 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Does anyone actually like Rors besides his Dad and agent?

    • Henry

      Nov 2, 2018 at 10:19 am

      What? Rory is one of the most liked golfers on the planet.

      • Adam

        Nov 2, 2018 at 12:41 pm

        Didn’t Rory say a couple years ago at a press conference that he isn’t out there to grow the game or be a role model, he is only playing to win trophies? If you didn’t see it, he did, and it effected my opinion of him.

  8. Jamie

    Nov 1, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for the specs. Now I’ll go out and build 2 sets for half the price and no billboard.

    • the dude

      Nov 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      good on ya…..(clearly your not the target audience….thank god).

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GolfWRX Spotted: Titleist TSi hybrids seeding at The American Express

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To say Titleist has been having success with its TSi metal woods and T-Series irons would be an understatement. Just this past week, the TSi Series drivers were the number one driver at The Sony Open, and in more than one event during the 2020 portion of the PGA Tour season, they swept all major equipment counts from drivers all the way to wedges and putters.

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Now, building on the success of the TSi series, Titleist has just launched its newest TSi hybrids on the PGA Tour at the American Express in La Quinta, California.

TSi2 hybrid from address

Titleist looks to be following the design principles of the TSi series with the TSi2 being a wider-soled hybrid intended to help increase launch while the TSi3 is more compact and also included the same SureFit CG (center of gravity) track that can be found in the TSi3 driver and fairway woods.  

TSi3 hybrid from address

TSi3 hybrid sole

The hybrids will also continue to utilize the SureFit adjustable hosel to fine-tune lie and loft and help golfers dial in ball flight.

We don’t have the full technology story yet, but based on the success of the previous generation hybrids both on tour and with regular golfers, we can expect Titleist has pulled out all the stops to achieve maximum performance.

See what golfers are saying about the TSi hybrids in the forums. 

 

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GolfWRX Spotted: Aldila Ascent shafts at The American Express

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The PGA Tour is back on the mainland and on the west coast this week at The American Express being played at PGA West in La Quinta, California.

That’s not too far from Carlsbad where a majority of the OEMs in golf reside, which also makes it the perfect place to show off some of the latest technology and components to tour players—including shafts.

This week, we spotted the all-new Ascent shaft from Aldila, which judging from the finalized graphics, could be available soon in the retail market.

We reached out to Aldila and parent company Mitsubishi Chemical to get the details on the new shaft and what makes it different from others currently available on the market, and here’s what we know

  • The new Ascent shaft is designed to help golfers increase their ball flight apex while still offering lower spin performance and stability.
  • The shaft uses unique tungsten-infused prepreg to focus mass towards the tip which in turn improves ball speeds and stability while also maintaining feel.

The shaft also features what Aldila is calling an Impact Stabilization Zone—a section of increased stiffness, which, as the name suggests, helps stabilize the head towards impact. It is designed to pair with the heavier tungsten prepreg at the tip to create an active yet stable shaft that promotes launch while maintaining accuracy.

Shaft specs, pricing, and availability

We don’t have confirmation of the retail availability or the pricing of the new Ascent shaft from Aldila, but we do have the spec sheet, which gives some insight into the options that this shaft will be available in.

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/18/21): Putters! Olson, Bettinardi, Odyssey EXO

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for 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 – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds 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

Member ChiChi – Olson Putter

This milled, copper insert beauty of a putter is gonna set you back, but for good reason: It’s one of a kind.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Olson Putter

Member Scottyc – Bettinardi Studio Stock 8

Made in America and ready to roll the rock for you.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Studio Stock

Member codeman – EXO Marxman

Need help with alignment and better roll? This Odyssey EXO Marxman is packed with tech to help you putt better—and is also priced to move.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Marxman

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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