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Interesting photos from the 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open

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If you haven’t already had the chance to dive into the eight galleries of pictures we have from 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open, you can check them out here in the GolfWRX Tour & Pre-release Equipment forum.

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.

Putting is important

When you consider the amount of talent in professional golf, it is endlessly fascinating to see the number of drills, tools, and routines players use on the greens to find a groove.

 

Here is a closer look at the custom Scotty Cameron putter.

You know a putter has “seen some things” when most of the PVD/paint on the shaft has worn off from use.

BGT Stability shaft + TaylorMade Truss, I dare you to find a more stable putter.

From the “pros are just like us file,” you have to make sure your grip is just right after a re-grip, and that’s what’s going on here.

From the tips

You know a course is set up long when you take your practice swing in the rough behind the tee.

Use them ’till the grooves are gone

Professional golfers have access to anything and everything when it comes to equipment, and it’s always interesting to see some of the iron sets still in play—even if they are just a few years old.

This mixed bag has a set of P760 irons from TaylorMade

Here we have another set of TaylorMade forged irons, this time P750, which are still a fantastic-looking iron, and were also recently used on the PGA Tour by Sergio Garcia.

Jonas Blixt has a special place in my heart for continuing to use “King” Cobra Pro MB which was released all the way back in 2008. It also looks like he has a TaylorMade M3 fairway wood too.

Maybe it’s a Swedish thing?
Although not as long in the tooth as Jonas Blixt’s Cobra’s, David Lingmerth continues to stick with a set of Ping i25s – originally released in 2014.

Last by not least in the “classic clubs of the week” file, is the Mizuno MP Fli-Hi spotted here. Although the MP20 irons are still a very current product, the driving iron in the bag is getting on 10 years old now based on its original release data 0f 2012. If I have said it once I have said it 100 times—if it’s not broken, don’t fix it!

Raw irons never got old

Although they never picked up mainstream popularity, raw irons are a popular choice among many pros including the one below.

Hey! Where did my golf bag go?

Don’t lay these golf bags down in long rough, you might lose them.

Although the camo bags are hard to spot, the Ping S55 irons (the last S-series iron before the i-Blade) are not. This particular set is looking really fresh too.

Tommy Gainey’s Backstryke putter

Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey has an interesting swing, an interesting bag of clubs—including the game improvement Callaway Rogue Pro—and continues to use the very unique Odyssey Backstryke putter.

Tiger on the prowl

This bag full of Srixon gear is topped with the instantly recognizable “Tiger” cover from Daphne’s Headcovers, and much like anyone that wears a particular athlete’s signature shoes or jersey—I consider this a sign of respect, game recognizing game.

Callaway TCB irons continue to be very popular

The Callaway Apex TCB (Tour Cavity Back) irons continue to be a popular choice out on tour, and it has us asking if based on this popularity they will be released into the retail market.

You won’t find these at your local store

OEM’s make all kinds of “tour issue” products and a couple of interesting ones we spotted include a Titleist U500 5-iron. The retail offering only goes to a 23-degree 4-iron.

Australian Ryan —brother to 2019 U.S. Women’s Am winner Gabi Ruffels (talk about a sibling rivalry)—had a fully custom Artisan 60-degree lob wedge in the bag emblazoned with a kangaroo.

Let’s also take a moment to just admire the simple classic styling of Odyssey Toulon.

To see all the pictures from the 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open check out the links below.

 

 

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Ryan Barath 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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Interesting photos from the 2021 CJ Cup (plus links to all WITB galleries)

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GolfWRX has an assortment of photos from the 2021 CJ Cup at the Summit Club, including in-hand photos of equipment, shots from the range, exclusive looks at new shafts, 19 WITBs, and more.

With the 2022 season on the horizon, players are happy to experiment — and equipment reps are happy to assist. Perhaps, most notably, we spotted Justin Thomas with prototype 621.JT and Adam Scott with proto 681.AS irons in the bag.

You can check out links to the galleries, below, before with dig into a curation of some of the most interesting shots from Summit.

GENERAL GALLERIES

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SPECIAL GALLERIES

Tommy Fleetwood – WITB (more photos here)

Jucie Wedges & Irons (more photos here)

Cam Smith – WITB (more photos here)

Matt Jones – WITB (more photos here)

Gary Woodland — new putter (more photos here)

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Interesting Photos, Weekend Edition: 16 more equipment photos from the Shriners Open

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The photos and associated stories GolfWRX captured this week at the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas were terrific — and we had plenty of ingredients to offer a second course of our “interesting photos.”

That Las Vegas is one of the most photogenic cities in the world helped, too.

Below are some of our favorites we didn’t add to our Tuesday “Interesting Photos” article.

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General galleries

Here are a few of the most interesting shots from the Shriners.

Danny Willett – WITB & Prototype Toulon Daytona putter – won Dunhill Links last week at St Andrews – (see photos here)

Anirban Lahiri – WITB – (see photos here)

James Hahn – WITB & Cameron H-19 CT putter (see more photos)

Garsen – Quad Tour 17 grip – (see photos here)

Bettinardi putters – (see photos here)

Jason Kokrak – PXG Gen 4 Blacked out irons- (see photos here)

Matt Kuchar back to old faithful irons – (see photos here)

Rickie Fowler – WITB – (see photos here)

Pat Perez a testing SIK putter – (see photos here)

Spotted: 2022 Callaway Apex UW- (see photos here)

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Interesting photos from the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (plus links to all galleries)

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GolfWRX has an assortment of photos from the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, including in-hand photos of equipment, shots from the range, exclusive looks at new shafts, 17 WITBs, and more.

With the meat of the 2022 season far off on the horizon and the equipment launches for the year ahead still months away, the antsy and searching of the PGA Tour are keen to experiment.

Links to the galleries, below.

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WITB

General galleries

Here are a few of the most interesting shots from the Shriners.

New Mizuno 223 irons spotted in Rory Sabbatini’s bag this week (more photos here)

Rory Sabbatini – WITB (new Mizuno 223 irons) (more photos here)

New Cameron Las Vegas covers (photos here)

Rickie Fowler has some new putters for testing this week (more photos here)

New Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX shafts (more photos here)

Corey Conners w/ PX 6.0 — interesting to see a player go below 6.5 in PX (more photos here)

Ian Poulter prototype Aldila shaft that uses graphene (more photos here)

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