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Last week, GolfWRX.com officially launched its new club testing video series called “Modern Classics,” in partnership with 2nd Swing Golf.

In the eight-episode series, we take a look at eight of the most popular older/used clubs that are still being played on the PGA Tour and are currently available at 2nd Swing for a fraction of the cost of new equipment.

Under the watchful eye of expert 2nd Swing club fitter Cliff Walzak, GolfWRX’s Head of Tour Content Andrew Tursky tested each of the eight clubs against his modern gamers.

For the first episode that launched last week, we highlighted the classic TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 2011 irons that are played on the PGA Tour by Daniel Berger.

This week, Tursky tests out the Adams Idea Pro Tour Prototype hybrids, which were first released in 2006 and are currently available at 2nd Swing for $59.99 each. The hybrids have certainly withstood the test of time since they’re still being used by the legendary Bernhard Langer on the Champions Tour. For proof, check out Langer’s 2022 WITB from the recent Charles Schwab Championship.

In the video above, Tursky tests out the Adams Idea Pro Tour Prototype against a current, modern hybrid. Walzak and Tursky then break down the numbers, and assign a value rating.

Enjoy the video!

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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. Pingback: Edel SMS Pro irons expand Swing Match System offerings - GolfWRX - MidHandicap

  2. Members Bounce

    Jan 24, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    They don’t make ‘em like they used to. This club survived a tomahawk heave down 18 last weekend after a rope hook OB. I hit it better than ever the next day.

  3. Mo

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    I still have my 24* og Peanut with Alta X flex shaft straight from the Tour Van. Best hybrids ever made imo. I recall some of the Peanut heads selling for as high as $500 a piece back in the good ole days of “Tour Issue” equipment.

  4. Eric

    Jan 24, 2023 at 8:54 am

    Love this series

  5. Moe Greene

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:30 am

    You got the retail top. The best was the PNT which has a grey matte top. I have one. It’s awesome and clean.

  6. JungleJimbo

    Jan 24, 2023 at 12:45 am

    Tursky: Nice job on the video w.r.t. Adams Idea Pro “Tour Prototype” hybrid. But please ask your video/audio editor to have a 2nd look (2nd-listen?) to the audio — the equalization is creating extremely-loud peaks i.e. it’s distracting from the actual video, to have to keep the hand on the volume knob, to tone-down the sudden volume peaks!

  7. Jefferson

    Jan 24, 2023 at 12:18 am

    Still got mine! Best ever. May have to get them out and bang then about!

  8. CrashTestDummy

    Jan 23, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Definitely still a legit club. I still have the Adams A7 with UST Mamiya Axivcore 85 shaft. The shaft is really the standout for me. It is a lower torque counterbalanced hybrid shaft that really holds up well to aggressive swings. Definitely not a noodle shaft.

  9. Max

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Still Playing my Adams Boxer Pro Gold 20* hybrid. Ive tried to replace it a number of times over the years, but Im not chasing distance with a 20* hybrid, I want it to fit into a slot between my longest iron and a fair way wood. The club is the most reliable in my bag, and the one I can hit straight most consistently. Tight lies, tee box, rough – doesnt matter. I even find on many par 5’s I know I cant reach in 2, Ill just go ahead and hit it off the tee and then for my second – easy recipe for birdie attempts and stress free pars.

  10. Chris Hartman

    Jan 23, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    I just built up a 16* and 20* version of this club. One was $20 off ebay for a head only, the other was $25 with a generic regular flex shaft. absolutely love hitting these.

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Kevin Kisner WITB 2023 (February)

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Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Red 6 X

Driver: Ping G430 LST (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Red 6 X

3-wood: Wilson Dynapwr (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana PD 80 S

Irons: Wilson Staff
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro prototype

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (52-10S), Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60-T)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125 Wedge

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

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

More photos of Kevin Kisner’s what’s in the bag in the forums.

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VRST Golf unveils new clothing line for 2023

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This week, a new golf clothing line was announced by VRST Golf.

The brand launched in 2021 and is a men’s apparel line that brings style and versatility to both the athlete and everyday man, where pieces can be worn for training to casually getting around town.

With the Golf season right around the corner, their first-ever golf collection brings modern style that can be worn on-course and off. You can find all of the available items here: VRST

VRST Golf offers versatile and trendy golf tops, bottoms, and layering pieces. The line provides styling options for the versatile golfer with gear that goes beyond the course. The collection is now available online and at select DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy locations and will be expanding to over 180 store locations by end of February.

Check out VRST’s launch video here:

 

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Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K lineup now includes mallets

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What you need to know: In January 2022, in the name of creating a blades with the MOI of mallets and forward CG, Odyssey threw everything at the wall with the Tri-Hot 5K family of blade putters: stainless steel, tungsten, 6061 aircraft grade aluminum. A year later, the company is bringing the same technology package to mallets with the Rossie and Seven models. The Tri-Hot 5K lineup now stands at seven putters (four with multiple necks).

2023 Odyssey Tri-Hot putters: Features and technology

Engineers applied the “Tri-Hot formula” utilized in blade putters in 2022 to move CG forward and raise MOI for a more forgiving mallet design — and a 5,000 IZZ inertia level (hence “5K”). Golfers will see improved speed and spin control, as well as consistency on off-center hits, according to the company, resulting in golf balls that finish closer to the hole when sub-optimally struck.

Stainless steel front: Odyssey touts the side-spin reducing capabilities of the 303 stainless steel hosel and face area for off-center putts. Tighter dispersion and putts that a more likely to go in results. Acting in a complementary fashion, the rear of the mallets are milled for tighter shape and weight tolerances that allows the CG to remain forward.

Tungsten front weights: Up to 120 grams of tungsten is positioned behind the face in the heel and toe sections of the putter heads. The resulting forward CG improves roll and increases inertia.

Interchangeable front weights: Available in 5, 10, 15 and 20 grams to dial in head weight and performance.

White Hot insert: 2023 Tri-Hot 5K putters add the iconic two-part urethane White Hot insert, which was originally developed using the same material as Callaway’s Rule 35 golf ball. White Hot, with its “firm but soft” properties has been a long-time favorite of Callaway staffers and recreational golfers. According to Callaway, “They’ve been asking for us to bring these technologies back and we’ve listened.” Can’t argue with that.

Stroke Lab shaft: The newest generation of Callaway’s multi-material Stroke Lab shaft features a shortened steel section and reduced weight (seven grams). Additionally it is stiffer. All of this leads to more stability and consistency.

Additional model details

Full lineup details — and who they’re for — including 2022 releases, via Callaway. 

One: A classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with a crank neck hosel creating moderate toe hang making it suitable for strokes that have moderate arc and face rotation

Two: A classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with a crank neck hosel creating moderate toe hang making it suitable for strokes that have moderate arc and face rotation. Less rounded than the One.

Three: A classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with a flow neck hosel yielding more toe hang making it suitable for strokes with more aggressive swing arc and face rotation

Double Wide (CH, CB): CH: A wide blade with a crank neck hosel yielding moderate toe hang making it suitable for strokes with moderate swing arc and face rotation. CS: Face-balanced center shafted wide blade making it suitable for strokes with minimal swing arc and face rotation

Triple Wide (DB, CS): DB: A face-balanced double bend wide blade making it suitable for strokes with minimal swing arc and face rotation. CS: A face-balanced center shafted wide blade making it suitable for strokes with minimal swing arc and face rotation.

Rossie: (DB, S): DB: A face-balanced double bend mallet suitable for strokes with minimal arc and face rotation. S: A mallet with a short slant hosel, suitable for strokes with arc and face rotation.

Seven (DB, S, CH): DB: A face-balanced double bend mallet suitable for strokes with minimal arc and face rotation. S:  mallet with a short slant hosel, suitable for strokes with arc and face rotation. CH: a mallet with a crank hosel, suitable for strokes with moderate arc and face rotation.

Pricing and availability

At retail: March 2, 2022

Price: $399.99

Standard grip: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Pistol

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