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

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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.

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  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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Three Swing Challenge: Testing the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond driver

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GolfWRX’s resident Club Junkie, Brian Knudson, puts the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond driver to the test in our new Three Swing Challenge.

Why three swings?

Many years ago, the legendary Barney Adams, founder of Adams Golf, told us this:

“My formula as a fitter was three shots only. I discounted No. 1 just because it was the first one, counted 100 percent of No. 2, and discounted No. 3, because the player was starting to adjust.”

This is in line with our experience, and we believe golfers can make a meaningful judgment about a club in just a few swings.

Let us know what you want to see in the challenge next!

Read more about the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond driver here.

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What’s your 3-wood? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking about their 3-woods. WRXer ‘Kdgolf’ is on the hunt for a new 3-wood, and our members have been sharing their suggestions as well as making arguments for their current gamer.

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.

  • phizzy30: “Still have my OG SIM ti.  It’s very hot off the face, mid launch, low spin.  Great off the tee, but you need some speed off the deck to make it come to life.  Qi10 tour is also another good one I tested and numbers were very similar to the SIM ti but it launched slightly higher.”
  • knudson81: “Cobra Darkspeed LS 3+ and add a Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70. Absolute monster.”
  • adamwon84: “I have the AI Smoke Max 3 wood (15 degrees) and it might be the easiest club to hit from a tee or off the deck that I have ever had (when it comes to a 3 wood that is) and the distance is pretty fantastic.”
  • runningblind11: “Taylormade fairways always work best for me, I need a deeper face.  All in the last 5 years are good, but I really like the look of the Qi10 this year.   I have a 3HL and a 7 in the bag now.”

Entire Thread: “What’s your 3-wood? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (5/24/24): 1 of 15 Swag Shadow Dripping Skulls Handsome One 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 1 of 15 Swag Shadow Dripping Skulls Handsome One putter.

From the seller: (@TJGolf55): “1 of only 15 made.  Super cool putter!  The putter is 35” with grip still in the plastic.  It has been carpet rolled only. No headcover but will be shipped well protected. Final price drop $575 PayPal shipped.  No trades at this time.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: 1 of 15 Swag Shadow Dripping Skulls Handsome One 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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