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Rickie Fowler on his new 3D printed prototype putter (and iron shaft switch)



Rickie Fowler, who once led the PGA Tour in strokes gained: putting (2016-17), currently ranks 184th in the same category. It’s no secret: Fowler hasn’t been putting up to his standards. In his first 12 events of the 2021-22 season, Fowler has finished inside the top 40 in just one event – a T3 at the 2021 CJ Cup – and missed the cut six times.

He’s not just sitting idly by and trying to get different results from the same approach, however. Fowler has been making frequent equipment changes to better suit his game and preferences.

In his latest changes ahead of the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship, Fowler went back to his familiar KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shafts in his irons, and he’s put a brand new Cobra King Stingray 20 prototype putter in the bag.

On Wednesday before the Wells Fargo Championship, I caught up with Fowler to get his takes on the new changes. Here’s what he had to say…

On going back to KBS Tour C-Taper iron shafts

Back in January 2021, Fowler switched into Mitsubishi’s MMT graphite iron shafts to help reduce spin and gain stability. Now, in May 2022, Fowler is switching back into KBS Tour C-Taper shafts that he played for years prior to switching into the MMT shafts.

On Wednesday, he explained why.

“Obviously [the shafts are something] that I’ve had plenty of success with in the past,” Fowler told GolfWRX. “I went to the (Mitsubishi) MMTs because I saw it was helping get spin down. Now, (with my swing) being back in a better delivery spot, I was almost too low on the spin spectrum.

“The C-Tapers help get me back to where I want spin to be at. And yeah, I can manipulate loft and stuff like that to get spin where I want and all that, but like I said, something I’ve had success with, know it works, so yeah, I’m just in a good spot right now equipment wise. Not that we were in the wrong spot by any means. The MMTs did what I wanted originally. As things continued to get better, I was looking to add a little bit of spin.”

On his new Cobra King Stingray 20 proto putter

Fowler’s Cobra King Stingray putter also has a different face on it compared to the retail model. It has a solid construction, rather than the retail insert.

Fowler, a longtime Scotty Cameron user, has been experimenting with a number of different putter styles and brands in the last few months and years. In 2021, Fowler used a Cobra putter for the first time in his PGA Tour career, and most recently, he’s been using a TaylorMade Spider GT putter.

This week at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship, though, he showed up with a custom Cobra 3D-printed Stingray 20 that’s a bit different than the retail model. Can you spot the difference?

Here’s what Fowler had to say about the new flatstick:

“I was messing with the Spider for a bit, which has rolled great. One, I liked the stability part. Two, it was easy to line up. Everything was matching up well. I feel like I was in a spot where I was just struggling to trust where I was lined up, and trusting that it was going to start there. So just making better strokes.

“Then with the Stingray, the one that’s in line has some wings on it. So we made one without those just to condense it a little bit and make it a little more…I don’t like having too much weight in the rear. A lot of mallets, you get weight in the back, where I feel like I’m kind of dragging a lot of times if it’s not a face balanced putter, the face will swing open and I feel like it kind of stays there. So that was the reasoning taking those off. There is a touch of toe hang on it, just to where there is a little bit of swing. The guys at Cobra were able to make that up, and I spent the last two weeks with it at home…

“A little touch up. They’re 3D printed, so that’s what’s nice with a lot of that, and the technology where we’re able to make little tweaks. Instead of having to make a completely new head, they can put that data in and print it up.”

Check out more photos and reactions from GolfWRX members in our forums. 

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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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Spotted: Scottie Scheffler with prototype Logan Olson putter



We have seen Scottie Scheffler testing out a few different putters from traditional blades to custom mallets recently.

At the Hero World Challenge, Scheffler has been spotted with another new putter, this time from a manufacturer many golfers may not be familiar with: Olson Putter Co. Started by Logan Olson, the company has been making some amazing custom putters for over seven years.

Olson’s putters have classic head shapes but are highly customized with a lot of cosmetic — and performance-enhancing — machining.

Recently, Olson took a break from posting much on social media or creating putters for customers, and people were concerned he was out of the business. Olson then posted a note explaining that he had the chance to work on something different, and now we see what that was.

Photo via Logan Olson on Instagram.

Scottie Scheffler’s putter is custom-built and based off an Anser 2 or Newport 2 head shape. This means it is a traditional blade with sharper angles and a boxier look from address. The flange looks to be slightly extended from the face and has a single site line painted black on it. The top line has a very interesting alignment aid; it looks to be many small milling lines that run from the face to the flange to possibly frame the ball better.

Larger bumpers are slanted down towards the center cavity where “Logan Olson” is stamped in a dancing font and the “O”s are all circles with fancy “L”s in them. The neck looks to be one piece with the body of the putter as the milling around the base is very angled and complicated. A standard-length plumbers neck rises up and the corners of it look to be softened just a bit. The face has what looks like a shallow milling to it with the Olson logo on the heel.


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The underside of the putter reveals a tri-sole stamped “343/303.” We can assume that the weight of the putter is 343 grams and it is milled from 303 stainless steel. Scottie’s name is also stamped into the sole, and another circle with an ornate L is stamped out on the toe.

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Whats in the Bag

Justin Thomas WITB 2023 (November)



  • Justin Thomas’ what’s in the bag accurate as of the Hero World Challenge. 

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (10 degrees @ 9.25) Buy here.
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD VF 5 X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX

5-wood: Titleist 915 Fd (18 degrees @ 19.5) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4) Buy here, Titleist 621.JT Buy here. (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F @47.5, 52-08F @52.5, 56-14F @57) Buy here, Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-T @60.5) Buy here.
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (52-60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Buy here.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (11/30/23): Artisan MB irons



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 set of Artisan MB irons.

From the seller: (@Brandan): “Artisan MB 4-P. Matte black modus 120s. Close to mint condition. $1800 OBO.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Artisan MB irons

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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