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Callaway signs Ryo Ishikawa to multi-year deal

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Callaway has signed 10-time Japanese Tour winner Ryo Ishikawa to a multi-year deal that includes equipment, apparel, hats, gloves and footwear.

Ishikawa, 21, was previously signed to Yonex. The Saitama, Japan native is one of golf’s most promising young talents, becoming the youngest golfer to win a men’s tournament on the Japan Golf Tour at the age of 15. Ishikawa turned professional in 2008, and in 2009 became the youngest golfer ever to be ranked in the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings (he is currently ranked No. 75 in the world).

“I am very happy to join the Callaway team,” Ishikawa said. “I believe the wonderful innovation and support Callaway gives to its many great staff players with help me grow as I compete on the PGA Tour this year.”

Ishikawa will likely play Callaway’s Razr Fit Xtreme driver, X Hot Pro 15-degree 3 wood, 18-degree X Utility Prototype, 2013 X Forged irons, X Forged wedges and HEX Black golf ball, as well as an Odyssey putter that he has used throughout his career. More information will be added about Ishikawa’s equipment as it becomes available. 

Ishikawa officially became a member of the PGA Tour in March 2012, and played 18 events on the PGA Tour last year. He make the cut in 10 tournaments, earning $727,051. His best finishes came at the Farmers Insurance Open, the Puerto Rico Open, and Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament, where he finished T13, 2nd and T9, respectively. His best finish in a major came at the 2011 Masters, where he finished T20.

Ishikawa announced in March 2011 that he would donate his entire 2011 tour earnings, plus an additional 100,000 yen for every birdie he made, to Japanese earthquake relief efforts.

“Ryo is an exciting, young international talent who has proven he can compete and win at the highest level,” said Chip Brewer, president and CEO of Callaway Golf. “And not only is he an accomplished golfer, Ryo is an extraordinary and generous young man. We are proud that he has chosen our products for their exceptional performance, and we are excited to welcome Ryo to Team Callaway.”

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  1. Troy Vayanos

    Jan 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    It’s a good arrangement up for Callaway to the raise the profile of the brand.

    Ryo is huge in Japan and the country love their golf. His profile alone will give Callaway plenty of exposure and hopefully get more people playing golf.

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Jordan Spieth WITB 2021 (May)

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Jordan Spieth what’s in the bag accurate as of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X Hybrid

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-10S), Vokey Proto (60-T)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0 (6.5 in 46)

 

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T 009
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Flatso 1.0

Grips: SuperStroke S-Tech

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2021)

 

 

 

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Jordan Spieth changes golf ball for first time in 5 years

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Equipment changes are the norm on the PGA Tour, but when it comes to the golf ball, Spieth has been very particular in recent years — which makes his switch up at this week’s Byron Nelson all the more interesting.

The Texan has been using the same Titleist model for the last 5 years, but per our tour photographer, a Titleist golf ball rep revealed that Spieth has switched to the new Titleist Pro V1x ball this week.

Spieth’s caddie Michael Greller confirmed the news of the switch with the photo below.

Here’s what a couple of our members have been saying, with the news that Spieth is only switching for the first time in 5 years coming as a surprise to some.

  • Bentron: “Wait so Jordan has been playing the 2015 pro v1x all this time?”
  • TheEldrickWand: “Seems like a weird time to be switching after the last month or so of being dialed in. I know it’s gotta be v similar, but Spieth just strikes me as a guy who would notice incredibly minute details and feels with his gear.”

Check out the full discussion on the switch here.

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Jessica Korda gives a deep dive into her WITB

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Jessica Korda has been having a fantastic 2021, which began with a win at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions back in January for the eldest Korda sister.

This week, the World Number 14 gave an in-depth breakdown of her current WITB, which includes her revealing her preference for the Titleist TSi4 driver for its smaller profile.

Check out the video for the full breakdown, which has been transcribed below for those that would rather read.

 

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Jessica Korda WITB

Driver: Titleist TSi4 (10 degrees)

Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6 S

JK: “I grew up in an era where the heads were really small in woods, and I always struggled with the bigger clubhead look, and I really love the way this driver sets up. Obviously, taking away some spin on it has been helpful to hit it farther, and it’s definitely way more consistent.”

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees)

Shaft: Tour AD IZ 7 S-Flex

JK: “We’ve been tinkering around with the 3-wood; I just switched to a 16.5. Funny enough, I was hitting the 16 a little too far. I know..it’s a tough problem to have! But I really love this 3-wood; it’s awesome.”

7-wood: Titleist TSi2 (21 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 S

JK: “I used to use hybrids, but now we switched to a 7-wood. And I know there’s so many jokes about a 7-wood, but this thing is amazing. The TSi2 is so good, I hit it really far but high, and I really love that.”

Utility: Titleist U500 (4, 23 degrees)

Shaft: ProjectX HZRDUS Smoke Black 90 HY 6.0

JK: “A new addition to my golf bag has been this 4-iron. It’s kind of a mix between a wood and an iron. It’s very consistent. I love the height on it, and it’s easier to hit that into a par 5.”

Irons: Titleist T100 (5-9)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 S

JK: “And then I went into the T100s. I’ve been using these since they came out. They are incredible irons. Basically, I go from 5 to 9-iron in those.”

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 50-12F, 54-14F, 58-08M)

Shafts: NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120 S

JK: “I have a bunch of wedges and stamping is one of those things I love. It puts a smile on my face on a long day on the golf course. I have the SM8s basically through the entire bag. And Aaron Dill has been doing such a great job with letting me be creative on my wedges.”

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Squareback 2

JK: “This is my favorite weapon in the bag. I love my Scotty putter. I’ve been using a Scotty since I think I got my first one when I was 13-years-old. Best putters in the game. This baby’s made some clutch putts for me as of late, so hopefully it continues.”

Grips: Golf Pride V55

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

JK: “I’ve played a Titleist ball for a very long time, through junior golf, I think it’s (Pro V1) a great ball, and I’m really happy to use it.”

Make sure to follow Jessica Korda on Instagram here and Titleist here.

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