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A closer look at Bryson DeChambeau’s low-lofted fairway wood

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Editor’s note: We filed this piece for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report

This week’s Wells Fargo Championship is Bryson DeChambeau’s first start since the Masters. DeChambeau, who’s won twice this season, is always experimenting, so it should be no surprise that he was seen on the range this week with a unique club built specifically to handle the tremendous swing speed he creates.

The new club is a custom Cobra RadSpeed Big Tour Proto B fairway wood. The ‘B’ stands for Bryson. It only has 10.5 degrees of loft – the same amount as some players’ drivers — with a fixed long hosel. The standard RadSpeed features an adjustable hosel to change the lie and loft.

The original Cobra Baffler was built in the 1980s as one of golf’s first utility clubs. The rails were designed to help the head glide through the turf.

On Dechambeau’s club, the signature Cobra Baffler railed sole has been modified to have the rails towards the front of the head, closer to the face. The club also has an adjustable weight in the sole.

“We started with a custom head and I added small rails via welding after the fact,” said Cobra tour manager Ben Schomin. “(The club) worked OK before rails and much better after thanks to improved strike consistency with the rails.”

Read the full piece at PGATour.com.

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  1. Dennis Beach

    May 8, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Doesn’t look good for Bryson this week. He needs to learn when to back it down on certain courses. Grip it and rip it does not work on all courses. If you are in the trees all day, can’t be good for the scorecard.

    • Daniel Whitehurst

      May 10, 2021 at 1:35 am

      He came in 9th out of 157 players plus 2 wins and almost won the Players. Probably the early front runner for player of the year. He’s doing fine. A lot of guys out there live and die by the driver. Including the guy who won today.

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Best of 2021 U.S. Open gear

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The U.S. Open is once again upon us, and and company’s have pushed out the boat with some awesome gear to celebrate this year’s national championship.

Here we’ve highlighted some of the best U.S. Open-themed products that the big brand’s have served up for their players, as well as some gear you can get your hands on.

Footjoy Premiere Series Pacific Sunset Collection

Inspired by the vibrant sunsets of Southern California

Puma’sThe Rocco Collection’

Celebrating the U.S. Open and Torrey Pines, Puma athletes will be wearing items from ‘The Rocco Collection’ this week.

Callaway Staff Bag – Contest to win

U.S. Open Frosted Pint Glass – $13.99

TaylorMade Staff Bag – Contest to win

Srixon Staff Bag – Contest to win

Sik Golf Limited Edition Bryson DeChambeau US Open Commemorative putter – $2,999.99

Celebrating Bryson’s 2020 win, Sik’s US Open Commemorative model (274 available) is a SIK Pro C head with alignment aid on top rather than on the flange and a traditional plumber’s neck hosel.

2021 U.S. Open Commemorative T-Shirt – $39.99

 

 

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best drivers for a beginner

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In our forums, our members have been discussing drivers for new players to the game. WRXer ‘KWatch’ is looking for a used driver and mentions his preference for TaylorMade, Callaway and Ping – with the latter getting plenty of approval from our members.

Here’s a look at a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • rjdivis: “Most places, i.e. Golf Galaxy, PGATSS, etc…, allow you to hit preowned drivers in store. If there is one nearby, this could be a good way to test them out. Prior gen TM, say Sim or M6, could be a good place to start. Same goes for the prior gen Callaway and Ping. I would likely go with the more forgiving, possibly even Draw based, heads. Sim Max, G400 max or G400 SFT are a few examples.”
  • scooterhd2: “PING K15.”
  • Markrip: “Cobra F7, 8 and 9 are all very forgiving drivers. Tour Edge Exs/Exs 220 are also very forgiving if you’re willing to look at other brands.”
  • Tommyboi95: “Anything Ping!”

Entire Thread: “Best drivers for a beginner?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/17/21): Nike Zoom TW 2012 shoes

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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 we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a pair of Nike Zoom TW 2012 shoes ($85)

From the seller (@pingman4): ” Brand new, in the original box and maybe one of Nike’s best shoes ever. Nike Zoom TW 2012 Black with the Nike Shoe bag. Size is 9 1/2 Wide. I had bought 4 pair of these and this is the last pair left. Never worn and ready for someone who still appreciates a great golf shoe – $85.00 shipped.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Nike Zoom TW 2012 shoes.

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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