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.
- 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Tuesday #1
- 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Tuesday #2
- 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Tuesday #3
- 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Tuesday #4
- 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Tuesday #5
- 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Tuesday #6
- 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Tuesday #7
- 2021 Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Tuesday #8
Photos from the 2021 RSM Classic
If we’ve used the “buffet” analogy one too many times in describing our collection of tour photos from this event or that, forgive us, but we have a full-fledged smorgasbord for you from the RSM Classic this week.
We have shots of Justin Rose testing a new driver (Titleist). We have a first look at Odyssey’s resurrection of the vaunted Tri Hot line. We have nine general galleries and — dramatic pause — 20 in-hand WITB galleries.
You didn’t come here to read an introduction — proceed directly to the tour equipment photo extravaganza, below.
- 2021 RSM Classic – Monday
- 2021 RSM Classic – Tuesday #1
- 2021 RSM Classic – Tuesday #2
- 2021 RSM Classic – Tuesday #3
- 2021 RSM Classic – Tuesday #4
- 2021 RSM Classic – Tuesday #5
- 2021 RSM Classic Wednesday #1
- 2021 RSM Classic Wednesday #2
- 2021 RSM Classic – Wednesday #3
- Trey Mullinax – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Brett Drewitt – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Matt Wallace – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Josh Creel – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Ben Crane – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Justin Lower – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Adam Svensson – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Brendon Todd – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Webb Simpson – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Chesson Hadley – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Kiradech Aphibarnrat – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Bill Haas – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Max Homa – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Nick Watney – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Davis Love, III – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Chris Kirk – mostly WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- David Lipsky – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Brice Garnett – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- David Skinns – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- J.P. Griffin – Georgia Section PGA Champ – WITB – 2021 RSM Classic
- Cameron putter – @ 2021 RSM Classic
- New Odyssey Tri Hot putters – 2021 RSM Classic
- Justin Rose testing a Titleist driver @ 2021 RSM Classic
- Justin Rose switching to Super Stroke grip – 2021 RSM Classic
Photos from the 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
The PGA Tour arrives in the Lone Star State this week for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course.
Even with the year winding down and a general shift to a lower gear, there’s still plenty to digest on the equipment front — and WITBs. A ton of WITBs!
This week, we have WITB looks including the likes of Pat Perez and Tony Finau as well as seven general galleries from Memorial Park.
Dig in, below.
- Pat Perez – WITB
- Tony Finau – WITB
- Kramer Hickok WITB
- Paul Barjon WITB
- Nate Lashley – WITB
- Seamus Power – WITB
- Dylan Frittelli – WITB
- C.T. Pan – WITB
- Chase Koepka – WITB
- Branden Grace – WITB
- Marc Leishman – WITB
- Martin Laird – WITB
- Shane Lowry – WITB
- Cameron CT T-11 putter
- New Graphite Design shafts
- Cameron cover from 2021 ZOZO Championship
- Bettinardi covers
- Cameron CT putters
- 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open – Tuesday #1
- 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open – Tuesday #2
- 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open – Tuesday #3
- 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open – Tuesday #4
- 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open – Wednesday #1
- 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open – Wednesday #2
- 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open – Wednesday #3
- Interesting photos from the 2021 Portugal Masters
- Interesting photos from the 2021 CJ Cup (plus links to all WITB galleries)
- Interesting photos from the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (plus links to all galleries)
Interesting photos from the 2021 Portugal Masters
Thanks to our friends at @SMS_on_Tour for sending along some shots from the Portugal Masters, not surprisingly contested in Vilamoura, Portugal, at the Victoria Club de Golfe where Thomas Pieters secured a two-stroke victory (see Pieters’ WITB here).
In addition to in-hand WITB photos, we have behind-the-scenes goodies and even a look at the tour trucks in position to service the needs of the European Tour’s staffers.
Let’s take a look at some interesting photos! (Robert Rock’s motley iron arrangement is the featured image).
Links to all the galleries below
- 2021 Portugal Masters Photos – thanks SMS on Tour!
- 2021 Portugal Masters Photos Pt 2 – thanks SMS on Tour!
- 2021 Portugal Masters Photos Pt 3 – thanks SMS on Tour!
Tiger Woods breaks down his famous ‘Nine Window’ warm-up drill
Tour Rundown: Hovland’s 3rd tour title, 2nd in Riviera Maya | Original Ko
Rory McIlroy’s winning WITB: 2021 CJ Cup @ Summit
Pat Perez and his lavish obsession with Air Jordans
Thomas Pieters WITB 2021 (October)
2021 World Wide Technology Championship: Best prop bets
Stunning St. Andrews apartment hits the market…for quite the sum of money!
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Symetra pro opens up on the harsh financial realities of life on Tour
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Brooks Koepka’s winning WITB: The Match
Driver: Srixon ZX5 (9.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX (44.5 inches, tipped 1 inch) 3-wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)...
Bryson DeChambeau WITB 2021: The Match
Driver: Cobra Proto (9 degrees) Shaft: LA Golf BD Prototype 60 X (45 inches) Driver 2: Cobra RAD Speed (5.5...
Davis Thompson WITB 2021 (November)
Davis Thompson what’s in the bag accurate as of the RSM Classic. Driver: Ping G410 Plus (9 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana...
Adam Svensson WITB 2021 (November)
Adam Svensson what’s in the bag accurate as of the RSM Classic. Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond LS (9 degrees)...
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