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Wedges that have a significantly softer feel – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing wedges. WRXer ‘sheezymaneezy’ is on the hunt for some softer feeling wedges than what he currently has, and reaches out to our members who have been sharing their suggestions 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.

  • Honman: “Without going too niche, I’d suggest trying Mizuno’s T22 wedges as they are forged.”
  • reider69: “I just moved from SM8s to Mizuno S23 wedges.  Softer by a mile.  Feel like a buttery Mizuno iron.”
  • alarsen727: “Sub70 wedges are forged and are soft and a great price I might add. Love mine.”
  • elwhippy: “Bump Mizuno. Add in Fourteen and the forged Pings. You could pick up some forged Vokey and Cleveland Japanese models off Rakuten or Ebay.”

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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  1. Mike

    Mar 7, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    The “soft feel” can be tuned into a wedge many other ways besides soft metal. Geometry. Shaft. Dowels.

    Get a wedge that is durable steel so the grooves last. If you are going to spend $200 on a wedge, get a $200 wedge. There was a reason the old Cleveland 588s were cast. There is a reason Mizuno uses 1025 Boron. Find value.

  2. Noot

    Mar 7, 2023 at 10:35 am

    I can confirm the Mizzys are incredibly soft, to the point that you may lose ½ club on pure full shot strikes

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Why Tiger never liked traditional rainwear ahead of new Sun Day Red launch

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On Tuesday, Tiger Woods debuted his new rain suit from Sun Day Red at Royal Troon.

Woods has been critical in the past of traditional rain gear, so he and Sun Day Red designed a product that he in comfortable wearing in the rain.

“Tiger never liked traditional rainwear because it tends to billow or bend out at the wrong moments, like when he’s lining up a putt. So, we created an innovative knit technology that provides plenty of stretch, making it easy to slip on and off without any restrictive bulk. And the closer, more tailored fit means it stays put, never billowing out and disrupting his swing or focus. In fact, Tiger called this the best rain gear he’s ever worn.”

Woods wore the 3L Half-Zip Rain Jacket and Pant, which Sun Day Red described to us as:

“Designing rain gear is a challenge; it’s usually loud and doesn’t fit well. But when Tiger asked us, ‘How quiet can you make it?’ we knew we could create something incredibly quiet with a low-profile look and feel by using soft, stretchy knits instead of woven fabrics. Of course, Tiger had a few additional must-haves. He wanted a narrower cut to the pants, a cargo pocket to keep his glove dry between shots, and pockets that could zip through to his internal pant pockets. The end result was rain gear engineered to Tiger’s exacting standards for battling the elements without sacrificing his swing.”

Today, it’s available for purchase, along with Sun Day Red’s entire “Weather Collection” to get golfers through those not-so-sunny days on the course.

RELATED: Tiger Woods WITB 2024 (July) 

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WITB Time Machine: Shane Lowry’s winning WITB, 2019 Open Championship

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A surprise winner bolted ahead of the pack in 2019 at Royal Portrush. Entering the tournament on the heels of four missed cuts, all Irishman Shane Lowry did was better his nearest competitor (Tommy Fleetwood) by six strokes at the first Open in Northern Ireland in 68 years.

Here’s what Lowry had in the bag for his absolutely clinical drubbing of the field on the County Antrim coast five years ago.

Driver: Srixon Z 585 (9.5 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 X (45.25 inches, tipped .75 inch, D3 swing weight)

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X

Irons: Srixon ZU85 [2 (18 degrees), 3 (20 degrees bent to 21)] Buy here, Srixon Z585 [4 (23 degrees], 5 (26 degrees)] Buy here, Srixon Z785 (6-PW) Buy here.
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid TX (2), KBS Tour 130 X (3-PW)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 (50 @51, 58) Buy here.
Shafts: KBS Tour Wedge X

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Exo 2-Ball Buy here.
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0 (custom shamrock)

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV Buy here.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (logo down)

See more in-hand photos of Shane Lowry’s 2019 WITB here.

WITB Time Machine is presented by 2nd Swing Golf. 2nd Swing has more than 100,000 new and pre-swung golf clubs available in six store locations and online. Check them out here.

 

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Scotty Cameron unveils new B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters

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Titleist has today announced the launch of its new Scotty Cameron B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters, a special run of classic, playable blade designs crafted in a Tour Black finish.

Inspired by convertible car culture – where a black paintjob, black interior and black soft top signifies a “triple black” color combination – these special release putters feature four of Scotty’s most popular blade configurations, revisited with his own “triple black” design format: a black finish, black shaft, and black grip.

In select Titleist golf shops worldwide beginning Friday, July 26th, the new B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters will be offered in four models: the Newport 2 (available in right-hand and left-hand), Newport 2 Long Neck, Santa Fe and Catalina. The lineup blends classic setups with modern head shapes and tour-inspired dual-milled face technology.

“Our Triple Black putters have always been a popular option on Tour with players who not only like a stealthy, cool-looking design, but also want an extra solution for reducing sun glare. We created the B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters to give dedicated golfers that tour-quality experience in four classic configurations.” – Scotty Cameron

B3 Triple Black Design Models

B3 Triple Black Design LTD Newport 2

The flagship model of the B3 Triple Black LTD line, the Newport 2 is modeled after the crisp, mechanical shape of the Super Select Newport 2. The B3 Triple Black LTD Newport 2 is offered in both right-hand and left-hand models.

B3 Triple Black Design LTD Newport 2 Long Neck

An I-beam style long neck is added to the familiar Super Select Newport 2 head shape, promoting a more straight-back-straight-through putting stroke through a near-face balanced setup.

B3 Triple Black Design LTD Santa Fe

Inspired by the popular model from Scotty’s early career, the Santa Fe features an I-beam style flare 1.5 neck and a shape based on the softer, rounded features of the Super Select Newport. The configuration of a flare 1.5 neck and a Newport-style head is currently only available on Tour.

B3 Triple Black Design LTD Catalina

The Catalina, inspired by the Classic X, features a shape slightly wider than a standard Newport and more closely related to the Super Select Newport Plus. Instead of matching the Classic X’s double bend shaft, the updated setup features a shaft-over-spud design and a modern single bend shaft, giving the player near-face balanced performance.

The line’s dual-milled face technology offers a tour-inspired feel by combining the softness of deep-milled putters with the consistency and feedback of mid-milled offerings.

The B3 Triple Black Design LTD putter line features performance balanced weighting with two customizable heel-toe sole weights. The Catalina uses stainless steel weights made in 10-gram, 15-gram and 20-gram increments, while the other models use heavier tungsten in 30-gram, 35-gram and 40-gram denominations matched to the associated putter lengths of 33-inches, 34-inches and 35-inches. The loft on each model is 3.5-degrees and the lie angle is 70-degrees.

Each B3 Triple Black Design LTD putter features a black Pistolini Plus grip that complements a premium embroidered, custom-designed B3 Triple Black Design LTD headcover. The accompanying Tour Black stepless steel shaft includes the line’s custom B3 Triple Black Design LTD shaft band.

B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters will be available worldwide on July 26th, 2024, at select Titleist authorized golf shops, while supplies last and are priced at $750 each.

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