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The coolest head covers you’ll see today: Swag Golf commemorates an all-time Masters moment

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When Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 Masters, he became the first ever Japanese male golfer to win a major championship. As a sign of thankfulness to Augusta National, his caddie, Shota Hayafuji, took off his hat on the 18th green, turned to face the fairway, and bowed to the course.

The beautiful (and viral) moment will be forever engrained into the memories of golf fans, and now it’s commemorated on a small batch of headcovers, too.

To celebrate the all-time Masters moment, Swag Golf created a limited-run of covers for the Japan market, and “very few” for U.S. collectors. Of course, Swag made up a few for Matsuyama and Hayafuji, too.

“It was just such a cool moment in golf,” Nick Venson, Swag Golf’s founder told GolfWRX about the head covers. “Probably my favorite since Tiger and Rocco in the U.S. Open. We felt it would be cool to make a very small batch to honor it. I’m thankful that he was appreciative of the idea.”

While at the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open, Matsuyama autographed two of the short-run covers; a driver and putter version. The all-leather green-and-yellow signed covers probably won’t ever see the light of day on the aftermarket, but it’s still cool to see such a memorable moment captured on a brilliant piece of merchandise.

To see what GolfWRX members are saying about the Swag headcovers, check out the link here.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  2. Ryan Blair

    Feb 4, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Just think – a luck few might be able to buy one off eBay for $800!!

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  4. Joe Beard

    Jan 26, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    SWEET COOKIES! I likey likey likey ALOT!

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Tiger Woods WITB 2022 (December)

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  • Tiger Woods what’s in the bag accurate as of The Match. 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (3-iron), TaylorMade P7TW (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (56 degrees), TaylorMade MG3 Raw (60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

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Players hybrid or chunky utility iron? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing club choices. WRXer ‘ernotte’ is weighing up either using a “players hybrid or chunky utility iron” and kicks off the thread saying:

“Due to gapping, I’m going to get rid of my utility iron (410 crossover) and hybrid (original Rogue) and replace them with one club. I’m not sure if I want to go with a players hybrid (thinking Apex Pro) or a chunkier utility iron (thinking U505). Does anyone have experience making a decision similar to this? I’d be curious to hear your reasoning why you went one way or another. 

I like the utility iron better off the tee, but the hybrid for most other situations, so I’m leaning towards a hybrid. For what it’s worth, I hover between a 1 and 4 handicap.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the matter in our forum.

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

  • B.Easy: “I’ve made this decision and kept both. Driving iron for links or when there is little rough. Hybrid when I’m playing thick or long rough. To further expose my ho’ing– I have the Ping Crossover and PXG driving iron. PXG when I’m playing in the wind and using off the tee more. Ping when I’m playing a course with long par 3’s and need to land soft. I play a lot of different tracks all over the west every year and enjoy these clubs for different course set ups.”
  • Bye: “Hybrid, all day long. Even when going to a windy links course in the summer.”
  • chipa: “This is a great topic. I have been trying to fill the 50+ yd. Gap between my 4i and 3w, and I tried various hybrids, but they weren’t consistent. Then based on the advice of many, I got a 20 deg. 7 wood and hit as good most of the time, but given the perennial wind at my home course it turns out to be no longer than my 4 iron into the wind. I have looked at some bulky driving irons, but since I like the look of a blade at address I can’t convince myself I can hit them. Finally, I found an 18 deg. players hybrid with an adjustable face so I can turn it open 1 deg. I’m going to use a steel shaft too, and hopefully, between the two, I can hit it consistently.”
  • jholz: “One of the toughest spots in to fill in the bag – to be sure. Lots of good options. I like hybrids. Players hybrids. For my money, they offer the best combination of versatility.”

Entire Thread: “Players hybrid or chunky utility iron?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/8/22): Scotty Cameron Monoblok 6.5

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At GolfWRX, 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 – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Scotty Cameron Monoblok 6.5

From the seller (@Taylormadehunter1): “Acquired this Monoblok last week and know I’m not going to use it. Brand new with plastic still on the grip and on the sole of the club. Includes stock head cover. 35″. $695.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Scotty Cameron Monoblok 6.5

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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