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In-hand look: Justin Rose’s Axis1 prototype putter



Fresh from becoming a member of Team Honma, Justin Rose is set to kick off his 2019, as it was reported in our WITB piece yesterday, with a custom Axis1 prototype putter in the bag.

Our guys have been on hand at this week’s Desert Classic to check out the Englishman’s new flat-stick, which Rose will hope will be a crucial weapon in defense of his World Number 1 ranking, and secured plenty of photos of the new addition.

The Englishman, who ranked 21st for strokes gained putting last season, used the TaylorMade TP Ardmore 2 putter during his ascent to the summit of the game in 2018. After the FedEx Cup champ’s equipment change, Rose will now look to continue his excellent form on the greens with the Axis 1 prototype.

While the putter move will surprise many, Rose is no stranger to Axis1 putters and has been spotted on our forums in the past both testing a flat-stick from the company back at the 2016 Players Championship, and gaming one at the Dell Technologies Championship in 2017.

For more photos and discussion of Justin Rose’s new Axis 1 Prototype putter, make sure to check out the forum thread here.


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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito



  1. anthony kelham

    Jan 25, 2020 at 9:41 am

    you cannot keep blaming the eqpt but to buy something this expensive is just marketing not going to put any more putts away

  2. Dan

    Apr 27, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    I just tried one of these as the founder is local here near Boston and a golfer too. I’ve never felt a putter that delivers it’s strike in such a solid, confident way. This is a game changer folks. I’m a convert and I’ve got one on order.

  3. Ron

    Jan 26, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    It’s designed to be a zero MOI, square-to-square stroke motion putter. I’m sure it works or it wouldn’t be in JR’s hands. Some of you are too young to remember the MacGregor Response putter Nicklaus won his last Masters (’86) with. When Jack first saw it at the MacGregor HQ, he thought it was the ugliest thing he had ever seen. Then he hit a few putts and the rest is history.

  4. BIG T

    Jan 16, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    If you check out this thing is actually a very mild version of some of the contraptions they make. Some of those things are just TERRIBLE.

  5. BIG T

    Jan 16, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    That has got to be on of the ugliest putters ever made. And there have been some real doozies in the past. Just looks awkward and i cant imagine trying to use it with a tournament on the line.

  6. mr obvious

    Jan 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    JR will be come ….richer….not better #callcurtisstrange

  7. Tom

    Jan 16, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Shankapotomus would be an appropriate name for it, catch it a little too far inside….and Shankaroo!!!

  8. STEVE

    Jan 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Oooh. That neck and hosel alignment looks eerily similar to what I see when I look down at my putter — when I’ve had too many beers!

  9. Sp

    Jan 16, 2019 at 11:11 am

    It’s over for JR. He’s become the next Adam Scott, desperate to get rid of the yips.
    With great coaches you should be able to fix the problem. Otherwise, why do we need coaches? Just buy a contraption like this to fix it. Yeah.

    • Scott

      Jan 16, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      2, 2, T4, 8, 3, 1, 3, T17. Ranked #1 in the world. If that dude has the “yips” then every golfer in the world should want them. SMH.

      • Benny

        Jan 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

        Well said. Rose is a stud. Did you know he lead the PGA last year in only allowing 7x… 7x doubles of worse? Thats nuts man.
        He may have a stumble out of the gates with new gear but he will never leave top 10.

      • Dosh

        Jan 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm

        He should’ve won the Tour Championship but his putting let him down and he gave it away to the most hated dude in golf in Eldrick

      • drbopperthp

        Jan 17, 2019 at 7:00 am

        Don’t SYH Scott – you’re doing a great job of proving that there are a lot of empty-headed ignoramuses out there who call themselves golfers.

        • WhatOgoMeantToSay

          Jan 17, 2019 at 2:18 pm

          I’m more impressed that you spelt ignoramus right ????????

  10. Wes

    Jan 16, 2019 at 11:10 am

    That putter has a very odd look to it. I dont like the neck and hosel at all.

  11. bj

    Jan 16, 2019 at 9:51 am


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Whats in the Bag

Mito Pereira WITB 2021 (September)



  • Mito Pereira what’s in the bag accurate as of the Fortinet Championship.

Driver: Ping G425 Max (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: Ping G425 Max (14.5 degrees @15.5, small +)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

Irons: Ping iBlade (3-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (46), Ping Glide Forged Pro (52-10S, 56-10S), Titleist Vokey Design 2021 Proto (60-A)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD Prototype
Shaft: Stability Tour
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso 1.0

Grips: Golf Pride MCC (Black/White)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

More photos of Mito Pereira’s WITB in the forums.

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The most popular golf training aids on Amazon (September 2021)



What are the most popular golf training aids on Amazon right now?

From time to time, we like to get out of our little bubble of OEM releases and what’s being played on tour to look at what golf consumers are buying on one of the largest online retail marketplaces: Amazon.

Here are the 10 best-selling golf training aids on Amazon as of September 2021.

1. PUTT-A-BOUT Par Three Golf Putting Green

The best-selling practice putting green on Amazon — and it’s 40 percent off!

From the listing: “High-quality putting surface stays smooth…Built-in sand trap cutouts catch missed shots…3 practice cup cutouts…Measures 3 by 9 feet…Non skid backing.”

Buy here.

2. GoSports Golf Practice Hitting Net

The second most popular training aid on Amazon is a basic net at a reasonable price. 

From the listing: “Solid design and build for practicing your swing. The net sets up easily and the 10′ x 7′ size net provides more than enough surface area to catch any swings and even mishits so you can practice freely and confidently.”

Buy here.

3. GoSports Golf Hitting Mat

If you’re in the market for a slab o’ sod…

From the listing: Commercial grade synthetic turf is designed to feel like real grass turf while providing for maximum longevity…Made using a robust 15mm layer of non-slip foam padding to simulate real turf and provide maximum stability on any surface, indoors or outdoors.

Buy here.

4. SKLZ Golf Grip Trainer

And easy tool to pop on your grip to feel a proper connection to the club. 

From the listing: “80% of all golfers grip the club improperly. The Grip Trainer attaches to any club and fits all hand sizes, to correct and instill muscle memory for proper hand positioning and grip. And small enough to easily fit in your bag, it’s perfect for pre-round or any range session.”

Buy here.

The most popular golf training aids on Amazon: No. 5-10

5. Golf Practice Net

If you’re taking the net plunge, this is a good price for the size. 

From the listing: “10 * 8 *7 FT (W*H*D) large hitting area provides you with enough space to continually practice and improve your accuracy and driving and chipping skills, helping you become a more confident golfer.”

Buy here.

6. Balight Golf Swing Trainer

Train your tempo, enhance your lag. 

From the listing: “Refine your swing technique and achieve a more powerful swing on the golf course, When you train Golf Swing Aid repetitively, golf clubs create a low-impact stretch to increase flexibility and range of motion. The exaggerated flex allows for a lag during your backswing to help find your swing tempo. Use this training golf club aid 10-20 times a day to improve your golf game.:

Buy here.

7. GoSports Chipster Golf Chipping Pop Up Practice Net

A three-part solution to your lack of chipping and pitching precision. 

From the listing: “Sharpen your chipping skills while having fun with the GoSports Chipster Range! This portable 3 piece system sets up for practice in seconds and can be used indoors with foam golf balls or outdoors with real golf balls.”

Buy here.

8. PERFECT PRACTICE Perfect Putting Mat

It’s good enough for Dustin Johnson!

From the listing: “Perfect Practice Putting mats are desgined with a unique Crystal Velvet material allowing the golf ball to roll identical to a perfect green. Also included is an alignment “train-track” training to ensure a straight-back straight-through putting stroke. Auto Return Feature – no need to hassle the ball returns automatically.”

Buy here.

9. theHANGER Golf Training Aid

Confirmation of club head position. 

From the listing: “Designed to easily attach to your irons. theHANGER comes with a club face reference head to ensure it’s set up correctly and give you visual feedback. You can now practice in your home, office, range, or on the course with confidence theHANGER puts you in the correct position.”

Buy here.

10. Abco Tech Indoor Golf Putting Green

More budget-friendly version of a popular putting mat style. 

From the listing: “Our golf mat gives you the life-like feel of grass for a realistic playing experience to ensure instinctual shots while you’re out on course.”

Buy here

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Macklemore launching new Bogey Boys flagship store this weekend



This Saturday, multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning rapper Macklemore will launch his new Bogey Boys flagship store in Capitol Hill.

The Bogey Boys flagship is a multi-floor complex that offers fans the opportunity to purchase all the exciting new products from the line, as well as some fan favorites from capsules released earlier this year.

Bogey Boys’ debut collection launched in February 2021 online, with each release selling out of items within hours. Bogey Boys also recently partnered with Nordstrom to have the collection featured in two Seattle area stores.

The retail outlet will feature the newest Bogey Boys collection and Googe Magee’s Vintage Mall, a showcase of unique finds from some of Seattle’s best local vintage and antique vendors.

Per the company: “Bogey Boys is about creativity, expanding the game of golf to new demographics and shaking up the status quo. Golf is a game but it’s also a lifestyle”

The grand opening of the Bogey Boys flagship store is on September 18 and 11 AM ET, 1023 10th Avenue, Seattle, which will include Mackelmore greeting fans at the store.


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