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TaylorMade launches all-new women’s line: Kalea Premier golf clubs

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TaylorMade has today introduced Kalea Premier, the company’s newest women’s set specifically engineered for lightweight speed, easy launch and maximum forgiveness.

With a weight-saving carbon crown and carbon sole, plus a 22-gram steel rear back weight, Kalea Premier is engineered to provide advanced forgiveness by combining a low-and-back CG with an ultra-lightweight head construction designed to promote faster swing speeds.

In addition, repositioning the Inertia Generator towards the heel aims to encourage optimal launch and spin to fuel distance at moderate and slower swing speeds.

“Kalea Premier is a combination of proven TaylorMade technologies, which are tuned specifically to give women in these segments the best performance, and the most visually stunning designs on the market. Our research has shown that women will no longer accept a half-hearted approach to product design in any industry. We’ve been continuously mindful of this and have created a design language that utilizes a combination of rich colors and refined textures with premium materials to create a sophisticated and elegant product line for women.” – Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director, Carbonwoods & Metalwoods

Kalea Premier also offers easy-to-launch designs with a 37 percent larger face than its predecessor. Designed to optimize forgiveness, each loft is the same size and features V Steel technology with refined weight distribution in a bid to offer maximum forgiveness and versatility.

The V Steel sole design helps the Kalea Premier Rescue produce high launching characteristics, while the lightweight construction of the clubs promotes faster swing speeds and, therefore, greater distance.

The irons are powered by Cap Back Design which seeks to offer stability within the topline and upper perimeter of the face, working in conjunction with the Speed Pocket to optimize face flexibility, ball speed and distance.

The Cap Back Design also bids to help minimize unwanted vibrations in the head to deliver a soft and solid feel. 

The modern mallet brings the renowned Spider stability and forgiveness to head shape that is 15-percent more compact compared to Spider Tour. Pure Roll technology encourages optimal forward roll as well as a better sound and feel, while a long single sightline delivers the alignment aid.

The new range also includes a lightweight cart bag featuring a premium heathered nylon material with seven pockets, a 14-way top and a structured base, delivering a combination of functionality and clean aesthetics.

Kalea Premier is available for presale starting August 15 and at retail on October 14. The 11-piece package set has an MSRP of $1,699. The set includes driver, 5-wood, 5-Rescue, 6-Rescue, 7i-PW, SW, putter and bag.

Kalea Premier is also offered in a combo set with an MSRP of $999 and includes 5-Rescue, 6-Rescue, 7i-PW and SW. Individual clubs have the following pricing: driver $449, fairway $249, Rescue $199, irons (5-piece) $599 and putter $279.

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  1. Gerry viado

    Sep 7, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    When is the women’s set of irons available at golf stores?

  2. Karsten's Ghost

    Aug 16, 2022 at 12:39 am

    What sucks is they still haven’t figured out that women could do with the same clubs just fine. An offshoot box set ain’t it, fellas.

  3. Tony Tiger

    Aug 15, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Ba ha ha ha ha WOMEN! LOL

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TOUR REPORT: Inside the huge equipment news from the 2022 Fortinet Championship

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Welcome to this week’s Tour Report from the 2022 Fortinet Championship at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, California, where HUGE equipment news was going down.

If you’ve been following along to my weekly Tour Reports here on GolfWRX.com, then you know I’ve been reporting on the new and custom gear we see each week out on Tour.

This week, I’m trying something a little different by putting all of the gear news into a video version of the Tour Report. Watch the video at the top of the story to check it out. You’re still getting a look at all of our photos, and I’m still providing information about the equipment discussed…it’s just in a video format.

I’m all about what’s best for GolfWRX fans, though, so I’m looking for feedback on the first Tour Report video. What are your thoughts? Do you like the new format? My goal is to provide the best user experience possible when highlighting the coolest and newest gear that we see on the PGA Tour each week. I hope you enjoy the first Tour Report video from Napa, and if you don’t, let us know why in the comments!

Don’t forget to check out all of our photo galleries from the 2022 Fortinet Championship below. If you want a more extended discussion from the week, listen in to our new Two Guys Talking Golf podcast.

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We’ll see you next week at the Presidents Cup for more gear coverage!

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Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama make big gear changes in Napa

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Andrew Tursky was on site at the Fortinet Championship this week and got all he could handle in terms of new equipment news. There were new irons, drivers, and even headcovers all over the range, so we had to dig into two of the biggest stories out there on this week’s Two Guys Talking Golf Podcast (give us a follow on Instagram: @tg2wrx).

Rickie Fowler’s new irons

Rickie Fowler has been changing a lot of equipment in his bag as he has struggled to get his golf game back into shape. We have seen him with different drivers, shafts, irons, and putters throughout the 2021-2022 season. Fowler has typically played some form of blade during his career, and Cobra even made him some signature Rev33 blades that were beautiful, but razor thin and intimidating for us mortal golfers.

Rickie showed up to the Fortinet with some brand new, unreleased, Cobra King Tour irons. The King Tour irons look a lot like the current Cobra King Tour MIM irons, and we can only assume that the new Tour will replace the MIM.

The interesting thing about the King Tour irons is that they look a little larger than his preferred blades and that they might have a little more ball speed and distance built into them. From the images you can tell there is a little slot behind the face that might be filled with some type of polymer.

Rickie didn’t get into the tech of the new King Tour irons but did tell Tursky that he was gaining around 3-4 yards on shots that he stuck low on the face. He finished the first round of the Fortinet Championship in the top four, so the new irons have seen some success under pressure. I know many of us hope to see Rickie back to form soon, and maybe these new King Tour irons can be the catalyst.

Hideki Matsuyama’s driver change

The other big story comes from a former Masters Champion testing out some new drivers on the range, Hideki Matsuyama. Matsuyama is well known as a golfer who loves to test and tinker with new golf equipment. Each week there is a good chance that he will have multiple drivers, irons, and fairways in the bag searching for the perfect club that week.

Earlier this week, Hideki was spotted with some new, unreleased, Srixon drivers out on the range in Napa. We spotted a few pros testing the new Srixon ZX7 MkII and ZX 5 MkII LS on the range.

Andrew spoke to the Srixon reps and learned Hideki has been trying the new drivers and seems to have settled on a Srixon ZX5 MkII in 10.5 degrees of loft (and his trusty Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 TX shaft).

The ZX5 MkII LS looks to have an adjustable weight on the sole that is moved far forward —closer to the face — to possibly lower the spin. We haven’t heard anything specific from Srixon on the new drivers, but with their recent success, we would expect to see some solid performance out of the line.

Check out the full TG2 podcast, below

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Tim O’Neal WITB 2022 (September)

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 (10 degrees @9.25)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black Hybrid 9 TX

Irons: Titleist T200 (4), Titleist T100
Shafts: True Temper Tour White AMT X100 (4), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-08F @ 51), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (54-M @ 55, 58)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 125 Wedge

Putter: Odyssey Jailbird PT Customs

Grips: Golf Pride MCC, Lamkin Crossline Cord, Golf Pride Tour Velvet, Golf Pride MCC Align Plus4

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