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GolfWRX Holiday Spotlight: Ghost Golf Anyday golf bags and magnetic golf towels

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Product: Ghost Golf Anyday golf bags

Pitch from Ghost Golf: “Get ready for the ultimate golfing experience with our lightweight design that weighs just 6.5 lbs. Protect your premium shafts from unsightly scuffs with our luxurious velvet-wrapped top dividers. Enjoy ultimate comfort with our two convenient strap systems – single and double, with easy-release clips for quick strap adjustments or removal. It’s a true ambidextrous strap system that adapts to your needs. Be one of the select few to own our exclusive golf bag drop, available only for a limited time.”

As a special holiday promotion, for a limited time, GolfWRXers can get $100 off on golf bags.

Our take on Ghost Golf Anyday golf bags

Starting with the obvious, the aesthetics of the Anyday golf bags are top-notch. A definite premium look and an obvious attention to detail in the design, particularly in the padding and pockets.

We’re suckers for full-length, lined dividers (both seven and 14-way available), and the separate putter well, which will accommodate a SuperStroke grip or similar, is a great touch.

Storage is as bountiful as you’ll find in a lightweight stand bag — 6.5 pounds — and the magnetic, lined pocket is an excellent solution for items you’ll be accessing throughout the round, such as a rangefinder. Always nice to avoid the tedium and noise of zippering a pocket! A hat tip to the cooler-lined water bottle sleeve as well.

We like the colorways as well: variations of white, gray, black, and blue. Classic, refined, and modern all at once.

Also worth a call out: the Rotator Stand System genuinely does offer super stability. Nothing worse than a stand bag that’s reluctant to stand!

Product: Ghost Golf magnetic golf towels

Pitch from Ghost Golf: “Elevate your golf game with the Ghost Golf PATENTED Magnetic Towel – the ultimate accessory for golfers who demand high-quality gear. Say goodbye to mediocre golf towels and hello to a game-changing towel that will revolutionize the way you play.

“This innovative towel features a powerful magnet that allows it to easily attach to your golf cart or other metal surfaces, so it’s always within reach. The Golf Magnetic Towel features a versatile silicone logo patch with a concealed magnet, allowing you to attach it easily to your clubs, putter head, or golf cart…”

“Made from premium microfiber material that’s ultra-absorbent and capable of holding up to 400% of its weight in water, ensuring that it will retain moisture for an entire round of golf. The waffle weave pattern with deep waffle pockets is designed to effectively clean the grooves on your golf clubs and balls, leaving them looking and performing like new.”

As a special holiday promotion, for a limited time, GolfWRXers can get 35% off of towel bundles.

Our take on Ghost Golf magnetic towels

What don’t we want in a golf towel? Too small, too thin, doesn’t actually clean your clubs, gets lost easily, has a lifespan of about three tours of duty in the washing machine… Fortunately, Ghost Golf’s magnetic golf towels are the opposite of all of these things.

When you hear of a magnetic golf towel, your first thought is probably of sticking it to the cart in some fashion, but we posit you’ll enjoy taking the towel to the green and “picking it up” using your putter head, rather than bending over…it’s the small pleasures in life.

Hearty microfiber with a waffle weave, these towels are quality. The gray, black, and white colorways are great, but we particularly like the look of the green, orange, red, and pink towels against the black or gray Anyday bags. High marks for the camo bundles as well!

Check out Ghost Golf here.

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WITB Time Machine: Danny Willett’s winning WITB, 2016 Masters

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Driver: Callaway XR 16 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 60 X
Length: 45.5 inches

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3-wood: Callaway XR 16 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 70X

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5-wood: Callaway XR 16 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 80X

Irons: Callaway Apex UT (2, 4), Callaway Apex Pro (5-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite

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Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47-11 S-Grind) Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (54-11, 58-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite

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Putter: Odyssey Versa #1 Wide (WBW)
Lie angle: 71 degrees

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Ball: Callaway Speed Regime SR-3

Check out more photos of Willett’s equipment from 2016 here.

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Project X Denali Blue, Black shaft Review – Club Junkie Review

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Originally, Project X was known for low-spin steel iron shafts. However, the company might now be known for wood shafts. Denali is the newest line of graphite shafts from Project X. With the Denali line, the company focuses on feel as well as performance.

There are two profiles in the Denali line, Blue and Black, to fit different launch windows. Denali Blue is the mid-launch and mid-spin profile for players who are looking for a little added launch and Denali Black is designed for low-launch and low-spin. Both models are going to offer you a smooth feel and accuracy.

For a full in-depth review check out the Club Junkie podcast on all podcast streaming platforms and on YouTube.

Project X Denali Blue

I typically fit better into mid-launch shafts, as I don’t hit a very high ball so the Denali Blue was the model I was more excited to try. Out of the box, the shaft looks great and from a distance, it is almost hard to tell the dark blue from the Denali Black. With a logo down install of the shaft, you don’t have anything to distract your eyes, just a clean look with the transition from the white and silver handle section to the dark navy mid and tip.

Out on the course, the Blue offers a very smooth feel that gives you a good kick at impact. The shaft loads easily and you can feel the slightly softer handle section compared to the HZRDUS lineup. This gives the shaft a really good feel of it loading on the transition to the downswing, and as your hands get to impact, the Denali Blue keeps going for a nice, strong kick.

Denali Blue is easy to square up at impact and even turn over to hit it straight or just little draws and most of the flex of the shaft feels like it happens right around where the paint changes from silver to blue. The Blue launches easily and produces what I consider a true mid-flight with the driver. While it is listed as mid-spin, I never noticed any type of rise in my drives. Drives that I didn’t hit perfectly were met with good stability and a ball that stayed online well.

Project X Denali Black

When you hold the Denali Black in your hands you can tell it is a more stout shaft compared to its Blue sibling by just trying to bend it. While the handle feels close to the Blue in terms of stiffness, you can tell the tip is much stiffer when you swing it.

Denali Black definitely takes a little more power to load it but the shaft is still smooth and doesn’t give you any harsh vibrations. Where the Blue kicks hard at impact, the Black holds on a little and feels like keeps you in control even on swings that you try and put a little extra effort into. The stiff tip section also makes it a little harder to square up at impact and for some players could take away a little of the draw from their shot.

Launch is lower and more penetrating compared to the Blue and produces a boring, flat trajectory. Shots into the wind don’t rise or spin up, proving that the spin stays down. Like its mid-launch sibling, the Black is very stable and mishits and keeps the ball on a straighter line. Shots low off the face don’t get very high up in the air, but the low spin properties get the ball out there farther than you would expect. For being such a stout shaft, the feel is very good, and the Denali Black does keep harsh vibrations from your hands.

Overall the Project X Denali Blue and Black are great additions to the line of popular wood shafts. If you are looking for good feel and solid performance the Denali line is worth trying out with your swing. Choose Blue for mid-launch and mid-spin or Black for lower launch and low spin.

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What we know about Bryson DeChambeau’s 3D-printed Avoda irons

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Bryson DeChambeau fired an opening-round 7-under 65 at Augusta National, hitting an impressive 15 of 18 greens in regulation in the process. Golf’s mad scientist’s play grabbed headlines and so too did his equipment. In place of the Ping i230 irons he had in the bag last week for LIV Golf’s Miami event, DeChambeau is gaming a prototype 5-PW set of irons from little-known direct-to-consumer manufacturer Avoda.

What is Avoda Golf?

Founded by Tom Bailey, also a Mike Schy student like Bryson DeChambeau, Avoda Golf is a direct-to-consumer golf equipment company that currently manufactures both single and variable-length irons in one model that are available for pre-order.

What irons is Bryson DeChambeau playing?

Per multiple reports, DeChambeau is playing a custom-designed set of single-length irons that incorporate bulge and roll into the face design. The two-piece 3D-printed irons were reportedly only approved for play by the USGA this week, according to Golfweek’s Adam Schupak.

Regarding the irons, DeChambeau told Golf Channel the irons’ performance on mishits was the determining factor in putting them in play this week. “When I mishit on the toe or the heel,” DeChambeau said. “It seems to fly a lot straighter for me and that’s what has allowed me to be more comfortable over the ball.”

What can we tell about the design of the clubs?

These days, it is a little hard to speculate on what is under the hood with so many hollow body irons. DeChambeau’s irons look to be hollow on the lower section as they do flare back a decent amount. That “muscle” on the back also looks to be fairly low on the iron head, but we can assume that is progressive through the set, moving up higher in the short irons.

A screw out on the toe is probably used to seal up the hollow cavity and used as a weight to dial in the swing weight of the club. From pictures, it is hard to tell but the sole looks to have a little curve from heel to toe while also having some sharper angles on them. A more boxy and sharper toe section looks to be the design that suits Bryson’s eye based on the irons he has gravitated toward recently.

What are bulge and roll, again?

Two types of curvature in a club face, traditionally incorporated only in wood design. Bulge is heel-toe curvature. Roll is crown-sole curvature. Both design elements are designed to mitigate gear effect on off-center strikes and produce shots that finish closer to the intended target line. (GolfTec has an excellent overview of bulge and roll with some handy GIFs for the visual learner)

What else is in DeChambeau’s bag?

Accompanying his traditional Sik putter, Bryson builds his set with a Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, a Krank Formula Fire driver and 5-wood, and a TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver, all with LA Golf graphite shafts.

 

 

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