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WITB Time Machine: This week in 1998, Top 5 in the OWGR



No. 1: Ernie Els

DRIVER: TaylorMade Titanium Tour 8.5 w/ Bubble Shaft XMKP Tour Prototype X 44.5 Inches

3-WOOD: TaylorMade Ti Bubble 2  2-wood 13 degrees w/ Dynamic Gold X100 42.5 Inches

IRONS: TaylorMade Burner Tour 2-PW w/Royal Precision Rifle 7.0

WEDGES: Cleveland 588 (56,60) with Dynamic Gold S400

PUTTER: Ping Anser w/ Neumann Leather Grip

BALL: Titleist Professional 100

GRIPS: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

No. 2: Tiger Woods

AUGUSTA, : Masters’ defending champion Tiger Woods of the US points to his caddie on the 14th hole during the final practice round for the 1998 Masters golf tournament 08 April at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, GA. The tournament starts 09 April. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

DRIVER: Titleist 975D 6.5 w/ Dynamic Gold X100 (tipped to length) @43.5 inches long

3-WOOD: Titleist PT15 bore thru w/ Dynamic Gold X100 (tipped to length) @42.5 inches long

IRONS: Mizuno MP-29 (2), 3-P Titleist T Grind Prototypes (HoffmanfForged) with Dynamic Gold X100

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Prototype 56,60 with Dynamic Gold X100

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Teryilium

BALL:  Titleist Professional 90

GRIPS: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

No. 3: Greg Norman

DRIVER: King Cobra TI 8.5 with G. Loomis Prototype

3-WOOD: Maruman Conductor 13 degrees with Dynamic Gold X100 42.5 inches

IRONS: Cobra Norman Tour Blades (2-PW) with Dynamic Gold X100

WEDGES: Cleveland 588 (56), Titleist Vokey Proto (60)

PUTTER: Wilson 8802

BALL: Maxfli XS

GRIPS: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

No. 4: Davis Love III

DRIVER: Titleist 975D 6.5 with True Temper EI-70 X 45 Inches

3-WOOD: Titleist 970 13 degrees with True Temper EI-70 X 43 Inches

IRONS: Titleist Love/Bobka Proto CB with Dynamic Gold Sensicore X100

WEDGES: Titleist Bobka Prototype (54,60) with Dynamic Gold Sensicore X100

PUTTER: Ping Anser

BALL: Titleist Professional 100

GRIPS: Golf Pride Victory Green

No. 5: Phil Mickelson

DRIVER: Yonex Super ADX Titanium Prototype 7 degrees with Yonex Prototype Shaft XX 45 Inches

3-WOOD: Taylor Made Tour Spoon 13 degrees with Flex Twist X flex 42.5 Inches

IRONS: Yonex Super ADX Tour Forged with Yonex Tour Prototype Shaft X

WEDGES: Yonex Forged PM Grind (56,60) Yonex Tour Prototype Shaft X

PUTTER: Yonex ADX Forged Blade

BALL: Titleist Professional 100

GRIPS: Griptec

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  1. Matt

    May 2, 2020 at 9:30 am

    crazy how much putters have changed, not much variety back… an 8802, an 8802 copy (Mickelson), two Ping Ansers and an Anser knockoff (Woods).

  2. Benny

    May 1, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Awesome! Thanks Johnny.

  3. Martin

    May 1, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Crazy to see how they were hitting drivers with 6.5 deg of loft on them.

  4. jgpl001

    May 1, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Wow I’d love to see some picture of any of these…..PLEASE

    • ewfnick

      May 1, 2020 at 8:02 am

      Got to agree, pictures of all the bags would have made this the best forum post ever!

  5. Gunter Eisenberg

    Apr 30, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    It is amazing how low the driver lofts were back in those days because of the wound ball spinning so high back in those days. Thanks to the Pro V1 and its competitors, lofts of 10.5 are pretty much the norm now.

  6. James

    Apr 30, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Well done.

    Next research assignment please: WITB for Nicklaus, Trevino, Watson, Weiskopf, and Miller in 1975.

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What Adam Scott said about his new 681.AS irons



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



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



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 for $600.00.

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