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Michael Block gets a HUGE money offer for his “hole-in-one” 7-iron



On Sunday at the 2023 PGA Championship, Michael Block made a historic hole-in-one on the 15th hole, alongside playing partner Rory McIlroy, using a TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 7-iron.

Thanks to his T15 finish, stellar play, charismatic performance, and Cinderella storyline, he was also invited to play in the Charles Schwab Challenge this week at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas (he also got invited to the RBC Canadian Open, and the Omega European Masters).

I caught up with Block on Tuesday in Texas following his dream PGA Championship week to find out more about his equipment setup, and he revealed he currently has a $50,000 offer for the 7-iron that he hit the hole-in-one with. He has many money offers, actually, but $50,000 is the highest so far. He also said the PGA of America wants the iron to display, but he said he’s not yet sure what he’ll do with it.

For now, it’s still in the bag at this week’s 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge, and it has a dimed-out face from 10 years of use.

Here’s what else he had to say on Tuesday when speaking with GolfWRX:

“I know what they’re gonna do. Period. It’s not because they go further. It has nothing to do with anything. I’ve played a whole bunch of other TaylorMade irons. The new MC’s. They feel great and everything else, but these, as you can see with most of my irons and my wedges – my putter’s over 20 years old – once I have something that I know what it’s gonna do, especially under these circumstances under pressure. When there’s pressure, you need to know exactly what’s gonna happen, and every time I’ve ever tried to put new things in under pressure, it’s failed. 

“I did (put the lead tape on my irons myself). It was about maybe 4 or 5 years ago. They were just starting to feel a little light, and maybe all the grooves were worn off, I don’t know. But they started to feel light in my hands. And I do it so randomly. If you look at my putter, if you look inside my putter, I mean it is random how I put lead tape on my clubs. But I’m a feel guy. You can see my swing. I’m super feel. They’ve been good. (I’ve had them in the bag) since about 2013. No (I haven’t changed irons since). 

On what he likes to see and feel in his irons and wedges:

“Greg Cesario from TaylorMade works with me on the MG and all the wedges. He’s always ground down all my irons (and wedges) because I like the topline to look thin and then I like the sole to be on the thinner side rather than having too much bounce.”

He said the welcome has been amazing upon arrival at Colonial, too.

“This is my first time on property, and I get one practice round because I’m not in the pro-am tomorrow. So one practice round and rock-and-roll, which honestly for me is kind of perfect. I’m still living the dream. Annika Sorenstam just wanted to come up and meet me, all the pros are coming up and congratulating me. I mean, the guy making my omelette gave me a high five. The guys at the entrance started yelling ‘Block party’ as I’m driving away. I get the chills even talking about it.”

See Block’s full WITB here, and check out close-up photos of his “hole-in-one” 7-iron here.

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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.



  1. Jubby

    May 27, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    The more i got to know him the less i like him. Guy is and has been a DB.

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  3. Lee Jantzen

    May 24, 2023 at 11:02 am

    82-78 incoming

    • ShockedAF

      Jun 7, 2023 at 4:47 pm

      Dang, almost hit it on the head 81-74. Kudos Lee.

  4. Ray

    May 24, 2023 at 10:54 am

    All sorts of kudo’s to this guy.
    Damn dude, to stand up there and do that (the entire week), under that spotlight and pressure, is all out ballsy.

    respect man.

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  7. dat

    May 23, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    What a king!

  8. Trevino

    May 23, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Life changing week for Block. Seems like a pretty down to earth dude who definitely had the week of his life, one to remember at least. The hole-in-one then up-and-down on 18 was just icing on the cake. Incredible finish!

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Whats in the Bag

Ludvig Aberg WITB 2023 (June)



Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX

3-wood: Titleist TSR2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75 TX

Irons: Titleist T-MB 718 (2 iron), Titleist T-100 (4-9 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50, 54, 60 degrees)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 X

Putter: Odyssey Works Versa #1

Ball: Titleist 2023 Pro V1x

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Next “Ping Slam” putter announced: Ping PLD Limited Zing 2



Following the Pal and Pal 2, Ping today announced the release of the third of four “Ping Slam” putters, which commemorate the 1988 season in which the brand won all four men’s major championships.

The precision-milled PLD Limited Zing 2 putter commemorates Curtis Strange’s 1988 U.S. Open win — the first of his two consecutive U.S. Open wins using the putter.

“We’re really enjoying celebrating the ‘Ping Slam’ and reliving some wonderful memories from 1988,” said John A. Solheim, Ping’s Executive Chairman. “Curtis’ thrilling win at the U.S. Open was soon followed by the U.S. Women’s Open champion using a Zing 2, giving us wins at both national championships that summer. The next year Curtis won the U.S. Open again with his Zing 2. That was a remarkable run for the Zing 2 and secured its place in Ping’s putter history.”

Arriving on tour in 1984, the original Zing 2 was inspired by the Zing was cast from stainless steel. Ping cites the heel-shafted design and heel-toe weighting as key elements of the putter’s popularity.

The putters are custom-built by Ping WRX master craftsmen at the company’s headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Each putter is serialized for authenticity and includes a custom headcover. Ping’s engineers and company historian scoured the archives to retain the integrity of the four classic designs during the milling process, spending time in the legendary Ping Gold Putter Vault to ensure the integrity of the designs.

Pricing, availability

Only 88 of the 100-percent milled, 303 stainless steel, natural finish putters are available via at 2 pm ET, Tuesday, June 13 at a price of $990.

Later this year (December 5), 35 complete sets of the PLD Limited ‘Ping Slam’ putters will go on sale for $4,990 (limit one per customer), which will include a custom-designed display unit.


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Whats in the Bag

Chris Gotterup WITB 2023 (June)



Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 (9 degrees @7.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black

4-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (16.5 degrees @17.25)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (2), Mizuno Pro 221 (4-9)
Shafts: Project X HZRDUS Black 105 TX (2), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-9)

Wedges: Mizuno T22 (45-05S), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-08F, 56-08M, 60-04L, 60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X
Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy Pistol 2.0

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride ZGrip Cord

More photos of Chris Gotterup’s WITB in the forums.

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