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XXIO introduces new Eleven series for 2020

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XXIO has unveiled its Eleven series which focuses on lightweight and features the brand’s new Weight Plus technology which is designed to produce a more consistent and powerful swing.

The Weight Plus technology in the new clubs is formed through the use of up to 13g of brass and rubber weights being placed in the butt end of every XXIO shaft in a bid to offer ultimate balance points. According to the company, the mass behind the hands operates as a lever – assisting in the takeaway and reducing the effort required to swing each club.

XXIO Eleven Driver sole 3_4

The Eleven driver, fairway woods, and hybrids feature a redesigned cup face structure designed to be fastest on center strikes and miss-hits alike. The Eleven driver uses a Star Frame rib structure to support a sole thickness of .45mm, redistributing weight to provide improved launch and forgiveness.

The woods and hybrids of the new Eleven series contain a lightweight shaft and a uniquely shaped weight pad which creates space for a larger cup face in a bid to provide increased speed and distance.

XXIO Eleven Driver face

Along with the larger cup face, the clubs contain two slots cut into the iron body just behind the face for added flexibility which in turn seeks to provide golfers with maximum ball speed.

Speaking on the new release, Chuck Thiry, Vice President of XXIO USA stated

“We’ve been developing lightweight equipment for nearly two decades now. That kind of experience gives you a real understanding of, not only the benefits of lightweight but also the benefits of accompanying technologies that you can pair with lightweight to make the products perform even better.

With our new Weight Plus counterbalancing technology, we are further pushing the limits of high balance point. It’s the combination of lightweight and high-balance point that makes XXIO Eleven a game-changer for moderate swing speed players.”

XXIO Eleven Driver top

XXIO Eleven Men’s and Ladies come to retail in North America on January 21, 2020, at a MAP of $199.99 for a single graphite iron, $299.99 for the XXIO Eleven Hybrids, $399.99 for the XXIO Eleven Fairway Woods and $649.99 for the XXIO Eleven Driver.

XXIO Eleven 3w sole 3_4

XXIO Eleven 3w top

 

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

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  2. Donn Rutkoff

    Jul 22, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Just started using a 2017 model of XXIO driver on a reg flex “4222” code MP 1000 shaft and to those who scoff at XXIO, if your swing speed is lower end of so called regular flex, this thing is quite the cat’s meow.

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Bridgestone launches special First Tee edition e6 ball

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Bridgestone Golf has launched a special First Tee edition e6 golf ball, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to First Tee, a youth development organization that helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf.

The special First Tee edition ball is available now exclusively through PGA Tour Superstore and comes in both white and optic yellow color codes.

“We’re very pleased to offer this special First Tee edition e6, exclusively at PGA Tour Superstore. For decades, First Tee has done very fine work, helping young people learn and grow through the game of golf, building strong individuals and communities. It is an honor to create a dedicated product where the proceeds from the sales will bolster their charitable endeavors.” – Dan Murphy, President and CEO, Bridgestone Golf

As a reminder, the e6 is the longest-running model in Bridgestone’s current lineup. The latest model, new for 2021, features a larger, softer core in design for a more responsive feel added distance for moderate swing speed players.

The new design, which is specifically tailored to modern players who value a ball that provides a very soft feel at impact, retails for $21.99 per dozen.

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Adidas unveils new Stan Smith golf shoe in classic colorway

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Adidas Golf is bringing the classic Stan Smith colorway to the course, with the new unmistakable white and green golf shoe.

Building upon the new PimeGreen upper made with high-performance recycled materials1 as part of Adidas’ mission to End Plastic Waste, this version is also waterproof (one-year warranty) to help keep golfers dry both on and off the course.

The new Stan Smith golf shoe features a PU cushioning in targeted areas in the midsole to go alongside a PU die-cut sockliner in a bid to provide maximum comfort.

The shoe also contains an adiwear spikeless outsole that features lugs inspired by the shoe’s original sole design, offering some added traction for all course conditions to go along with their style.

“When we were talking about bringing this shoe into golf, the original white and green colorway was a must-have as part of our planning. The Stan Smith silhouette is known throughout the world for being so versatile from a fashion standpoint, so we’re excited to give golfers that same style and versatility for when they head out to the course, now in a more sustainable way.” – Masun Denison, global footwear director, Adidas Golf.

As an ode to the traditions of the past, Adidas has also included a removable white kiltie to provide players another way to wear their shoes and give off some added flair for their round.

This classic white and green colorway of the Stan Smith Golf will be available on adidas.com, through the Adidas app, and at select retail partners worldwide beginning Saturday, May 1.

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Lob wedge or no lob wedge? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the necessity of a lob wedge. WRXer ‘rickybooby25’ kicks off the thread, saying

“Do you use a Lob wedge in your current set-up or not? Players nowadays immediately default to using a LW when playing a chip shot around the greens. I currently have a LW in the bag but have been debating on taking it out completely because it creates bad habits when facing a chip shot. What are your thoughts?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the subject in the forum, with some very interesting responses.

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.

  • Chadwickog: “I am in the NO lob wedge camp, it simplifies the decision making when it comes to wedge play, and all shots are still possible if you know how to hit them.”
  • jholz: “I’ve always looked at the lob wedge as a specialty club for special situations. Lower lofted wedges (54* or 56*) are the ones I use for the vast majority of generic chip shots.”
  • timmekang: “I’ve mentioned this in prior posts, but I carry 2 lob wedges. Not all lob wedges are created equal to don’t be afraid to bring more than 1 out on the course with different bounce/grind/etc. and see what works best depending on your lie and circumstances.”
  • lefthack: “I bought one, learned to hit it, but didn’t find a need for it in my bag when there are other clubs I would use more.”

Entire Thread: “Lob wedge or no lob wedge?”

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