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Interesting photos from the Waste Management Open Monday qualifier

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If you haven’t already had the chance to dive into the 10 galleries of pictures we have from the Monday qualifier for the Waste Management Phoenix Open being held at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Pine Course, check them out here in the GolfWRX Tour & Pre-release Equipment forum.

The reason this is an important event to cover is because the WMPO Monday qualifier is one of the toughest on the PGA Tour based on the strength and size of the file, which includes multiple tour winners, and for the simple fact it only offers three spots compared to the traditional four.

But if you are looking to get the Cliff’s Notes version of what we saw at the event here are the top things we’ve spotted.

Lots of pushcarts

Not everyone has the luxury of using a caddie, and there were lots of pushcarts out there.

Sorry folks, mats only today

It doesn’t matter who you are, you have to follow the rules, even if you are Billy Mayfair and have over 23 million dollars in career earnings.

Cross-handed golfer

Raw Callaway MB and X-Forged

You don’t have to be on tour to get the cool stuff, and as far as irons go, raw Callaways are high up there.

Akshay Bhatia

The smooth swinging lefty—who is still a teenager by the way—is doing everything he can to get starts, and that means playing Monday qualifiers.

Rife still kicking

Rife as a company is long gone, but if you have a putter you love, why change?

Lots of tour players

Everyone from young guns, to tour veterans, were out, including Ricky Barnes, a player who has over 300 PGA Tour events under his belt, and Aaron Baddeley, another player with over $20 million in career earnings.

Also full credit on the Callaway major bag flex from Ollie Schniederjans from the 2018 U.S. Open.

Local Golf clubs

Lots of cool clubs can be found in the bags of Monday qualifiers including direct to consumer brand New Level.

Don’t bet against this guy

Don’t lie, if a golfer rolled up to you on the first tee with these old Ping irons in the bag, you wouldn’t think much about it, unless they belong to a five-time PGA Tour winner.

Oldies

When you have something that works, stick with it, and for Monday Qualifiers there much be a lot of old goodies that are working well including a Nike Method putter.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. Beast

    Feb 2, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    That Taylormade M2 is the holy grail of Driver

  2. Austin

    Feb 2, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Who’s the cross handed golfer? He does that on all his swings?

  3. Justin

    Feb 2, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks Ryan

  4. Paul Runyan

    Feb 2, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Great work Ryan!

    MP 64’s and MP 33’s. Says something.

  5. CrashTestDummy

    Feb 2, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    This is a really great article. Shows the realities of the PGA tour and pro golf. It unbelievable how deep pro golf has become when you have such notable names having to qualify.

  6. Ray

    Feb 2, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Great pictures. Monday Qualifiers are big part of tour and all the clubs these players play are pretty cool.

  7. Golfer

    Feb 2, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Great stuff

  8. Dom

    Feb 2, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    What a great post. I would love to see more of this. In normal years, can you go watch Monday qualifiers?

    • Ryan Barath

      Feb 2, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      Yes – you can very easily go out and watch Monday Q’s.

      • Brandon

        Feb 2, 2021 at 7:38 pm

        Who was the 5 time winner with the Ping G irons? Mayfair?

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (04/05/21): Rare TaylorMade 3-wood

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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, including equipment or, in this case, a killer 3-wood.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for TaylorMade R7 Titanium TP 3-wood, which much like the well-loved V-Steel has a strong following in the used market still.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: R7 TP 13.5°, SIM Max 15° and MORE.

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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A Masters-winning Scotty Cameron putter is up for sale

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If you have ever wanted to own a putter used to win the Masters, here is your chance. No, it’s not a putter from Tiger, Phil, or Jordan Spieth, but it is still a very special flatstick from a two-time winner.

Golden Age Golf Actions has the one and only Scotty Cameron used by Bernhard Langer to win the 1993 Masters up for sale now, and the asking price is just under $45,000.

Not only does it hold a place in history with the tournament but also for putter maker Scotty Cameron. Here are the deatils from the auction:

“Offered here is what many consider the Scotty Cameron “Holy Grail” – the actual putter that launched Scotty Cameron’s career. This is Bernhard Langer’s actual putter used to win the 1993 Masters Tournament. A pre-Titleist Classic I in black oxide finish with initials “B.L.” The original Mizuno stamp on the toe was famously “X’d” out by Scotty Cameron at the following year’s Tournament of Champions at La Costa. Scotty Cameron was gaining a great deal of recognition at the time, and did not want Mizuno to keep showing up on the Darrell Survey that tracked manufacturers’ clubs being used at each PGA Tour event.”

“The offered putter not only won the Masters Tournament, but it is at least partially responsible for the entire putter market today. Most people don’t collect wedges or drivers or 3-irons. They collect putters; and you could make an argument that without this putter, the entire collector market would be quite a bit different today. 35 1/4” 

You can check out the listing and place your bid here: Bernhard Langer’s Actual 1993 Masters Tournament Winning Scotty Cameron Putter

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Cobra launches limited-edition ‘Majors Collection’ of RadSpeed and RadSpeed XB drivers

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Cobra Golf has unveiled its limited-edition ‘Majors Collection’ of RadSpeed and RadSpeed XB drivers, each with a colorway inspired by the four 2021 major championships, which are all available at CobraGolf.com and select retailers from today.

The King LE RadSpeed Season Opener

The first in the collection is the King LE RadSpeed Season Opener driver, featuring an action green colorway inspired by the lush fairways, pure greens, and the iconic jacket synonymous with the Masters.

The driver comes equipped with a premium Project X Hzrdus Smoke Green Small Batch shaft in an IP finish and a custom black, and green Lamkin Crossline Connect grip to further the Augusta National vibes.

The King LE RadSpeed Island 

The 2021 PGA Championship-inspired RadSpeed driver features a light cobalt blue and white colorway that pays homage to the classic styles of the South, a traditional blue and white seersucker, and the emerald blue ocean and white sands of the Charleston coast.

The driver is equipped with a Project X Hzrdus RDX smoke and a custom black and blue Lamkin Crossline Connect grip.

The King LE RadSpeed Pars and Stripes 

The RadSpeed Pars and Stripes driver boasts a patriotic red, white, and blue colorway and comes equipped with a Project X Hzrdus Smoke RDX Blue shaft in an IP finish and a custom black and red Lamkin Crossline Connect grip.

King LE RadSpeed Season Closer

The Sean Closer RadSpeed driver takes design inspiration from the orange sunsets over the sand dunes on Sandwich Bay at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club, home of the season’s final Major Championship.

The driver is equipped with a premium Tensei AV Raw Orange shaft and a custom black, and orange Lamkin Crossline Connect grip.

All four limited-edition drivers cost $549 each and are available from today at CobraGolf.com and select retailers.

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