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TOUR REPORT: The unusual gear connection between Scottie Scheffler and Max McGreevy

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Wait a second, this isn’t Charlotte?!

Typically, the Wells Fargo Championship is hosted at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, but since Quail Hollow is hosting the 2022 Presidents Cup, the Wells Fargo is being played at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Maryland this year.

Crab cakes, football, and apparently the Wells Fargo Championship, that’s what Maryland does (at least in 2022).

Anyway, GolfWRX was live this week from the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship to dive into pros’ golf bags and see what gear they’re playing, and why.

It was a fun week for gear, so let’s get right into this week’s Tour Report.

If you want to see all of our photos from the Wells Fargo, click here!

Rory Sabbatini’s eye-catching (and expensive) golf bag

Rory Sabbatini always turns heads with his outfits, but this week it was his new golf bag that was making fans, and even fellow pros and caddies, stop in their tracks.

The wild-looking, innovative golf bag is made by Decolt Grand, and the Geum Technology means the irons and wedges are actually placed upside-down onto the exterior of the bag. Using high-tech materials and new age designs, Decolt Grand makes high-end electric carts and carry bags, and the lower CG (center of gravity) of the bag makes them more stable for mobility. It also means the clubs are easily accessible, and helps to prevent bag chatter.

The Decolt Grand bag with electric cart will run you $4,999. In the comments below, let us know what you think about the bag design.

Max McGreevy’s Nike VR Pro Limited fairway wood

Apparently, Grant Hirschman is the plug on Nike VR Pro Limited fairway woods, according to Max McGreevy. This week, we highlighted Max McGreevy’s 2022 WITB setup, and we noticed he’s currently using a Nike VR Pro Limited 5-wood.

As you may remember, Scottie Scheffler also used this fairway wood model for years, until recently switching it out for a TaylorMade Stealth fairway.

Well, as McGreevy revealed to GolfWRX this week, Scheffler and McGreevy both got their Nike VR Pro Limited fairway woods from the same guy: Grant Hirschman.

Here’s what McGreevy had to say about his Nike VR Pro Limited fairway wood…

“I think I started using it two years ago. I used to use the 3 wood and I’d been looking for a 5 wood, and my roommate Grant Hirschman, he had one from when he was 15. They made him one down at The Oven back in the day. I just asked him if I could mess around with it. I think that was during Covid times when we had a couple months off. Ever since then I just fell in love with it…Grant I guess is the source of all of it. He gave Scottie a backup to his VR Pro because he had cracked the other one. He was the plug on VR Pros.

It’s controlling, it looks good. It’s kind of an old school look to it. Some of these, I mean, most of these woods still look pretty good nowadays, but they just go too far…you see a lot of 7 woods now just because the 5 woods are going too far. I like hybrids, but I’m kind of a low spin guy and a 5 wood just kind of fits in my bag perfectly. Just the way it looks, it’s kind of old school, and I like it like that…

“I can get them to make me one that’s a 20-degree 5 wood type of thing, but then you’re seeing too much face and it’s still popping off a little bit higher and goes about 10 yards farther. I’m not a super long guy in the first place, I don’t need my 5 wood going 5-10 yards less than my 3 wood. It just fits in my bag perfectly. I’ve messed around with other stuff, it just doesn’t quite work perfectly with yardages and stuff like that. I have one backup, so hopefully I won’t be cracking them anytime soon.”

McGreevy says he’s currently accepting offers for another backup via his Instagram page, so if you have an extra one laying around and want to be of assistance, hit him up in the DMs.

McGreevy is also notably using a Scotty Cameron Red X putter, with lead tape caked on the sole, and directly behind the face. So much nostalgia!

Check out Mcgreevy’s full WITB here from the Wells Fargo. 

Billy Hurley III’s awesome setup

McGreevy wasn’t the only bag we spotted this week that was full of older equipment. Billy Hurley III also wowed us with his old school setup, which features hybrids from 2014, 2017 and 2018.

He’s also using Bridgestone J40 prototype irons, which I suggest checking out in our forum thread here.

Rickie makes big changes

In case you missed it, earlier this week we highlighted some big changes that Fowler made this week, including switching back into KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shafts, and adding a new Cobra King Stingray 20 prototype putter that was 3D printed.

Here’s what Fowler had to say…

“The C-Tapers help get me back to where I want spin to be at,” Fowler told GolfWRX. “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.”

“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…

“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 the full story here.

One of the best putters on Tour reveals his putting secrets

Denny McCarthy is one of the best putters on the PGA Tour, ranking No. 1 in Strokes Gained: Putting in both 2019 and 2022.

What makes him such a good putter? Well, that’s what we wanted to know.

This week, we highlighted 5 putting tips from McCarthy over on PGATOUR.com. We recommend checking out the entire story here, but below is a snippet from McCarthy regarding his putting mentality.

“Treat it more as an art form than a science,” McCarthy said. “You don’t have to have a perfect stroke. My stroke is not perfect. I’m a good putter because I can see the greens well, and I track spots and I treat it more as an art form. I’m picking spots and ball marks, anything that stands out in my line. I line up my ball around those areas and see the arc of the putt as opposed to worrying about what my strokes doing…

“Have fun with it as opposed to like, ‘Oh shoot, I haven’t putted well today. I’ve missed a bunch from this length.’ No, …go up there and pick a spot and get up and be confident and just hit a good putt. It’s more about the process than the result … to me. It’s about the process of going through what you’re seeing and hitting good putts. Once you hit the putt there’s nothing you can do after that, it’s out of my control. If I do everything well that I can control, I’ll be in good hands.”

Odyssey launches Two-Ball Eleven putters

One of the most popular mallet-style designs – the Odyssey 2-ball – continues to make it into new age technologies. This week, we got our first look at Odyssey’s new Two-Ball 11 Tour Lined putters, which have officially launched on the PGA Tour. We’ll update you with more information on the putters when it becomes available.

For now, check out all of our photos of the new putters.

Gutschewski’s headcovers

Any wrestling fans or video gamers here? If so, then Scott Gutschewski’s Stone Cold Steve Austin and Street Fighter headcovers are right up your alley.

For those who don’t care about that and just want to see his clubs, you can see his full 2022 WITB here. Just a heads up, he’s a big fan of lead tape.

Nostalgic grips

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Golf Pride’s update on Victory cord grips always seem to give golfers that nostalgic feeling. This week, we asked GolfWRX Instagram followers what old golf club the grips most remind them of, so make sure to check out those comments in the Instagram post above.

This particular grip belongs to Bo Van Pelt, who uses them throughout his bag, which is full of gear from different brands.

And with that, we wrap up this week’s Tour Report from the Wells Fargo in Maryland. We’ll see you next week in Texas for the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson.

Click here to see all of our photos from this week at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship.

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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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  1. L

    May 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    So, after all that, nobody plays the copper blade from Cobra. What a waste of money and time that was

  2. Kuch sucks donkey

    May 6, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Kdouuuuuuuche, kdouuuuuuuche, kdouuuuuuuche, kdouuuuuuuche, kdouuuuuuuche,kdouuuuuuuche,kdouuuuuuuche, kdouuuuuuuche…

  3. No donkeys allowed

    May 6, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Where’s the big donkey Kuchar?

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Martin Laird WITB 2024 (May)

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Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 (10.5 degrees @11.25)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.5 TX

3-wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana TB 70 TX

5-wood: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Limited 80

Irons: Srixon ZX-U (18 degrees), Srixon ZX7 Mk II (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Cleveland RTX (52-10 Mid, 56-10 Mid, 60-6 Low)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Two
Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 2.0

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

See the rest of Martin Laird’s WITB in the forums.

 

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Kazuma Kobori WITB 2024 (May)

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Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR2+ (14.5 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD CQ 7 X

Hybrid: Titleist TSR3 (19 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: KBS Prototype 85 S+

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-9)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 120 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F @45, 50, 54-14F), WedgeWorks (60-K)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 120 X

Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType SSS Masterful

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Check out more in-hand photos of Kobori’s clubs here.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (5/28/24): Bettinardi Hive FCB putter

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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 Bettinardi Hive FCB putter.

From the seller: (@Mclancy94): “Bettinardi Hive FCB. COA. 34”. $1050 Shipped.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Bettinardi Hive FCB putter

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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