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Golf fans left surprised by LIV’s choice of course for its 2024 individual championship event

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On Tuesday, LIV announced their individual championship will be held at Bolingbrook Golf Club just outside of Chicago. The event will take place September 13-15.

The late announcement is seemingly due to LIV looking for the right course in the Chicago area that has the infrastructure that can accommodate a professional event.

The choice of Bolingbrook Golf Club has received some feedback on social media.

LIV fans were quick to point out that Bethpage Black, which is hosting the 2025 Ryder Cup, can also be played for a reasonable price, making the point the greens fees don’t always equate to the quality of the golf course.

During LIV’s first two seasons, LIV utilized Rich Harvest Farms in Chicago. It’s unclear why that course is off the rotation in favor of Bolingbrook.

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Callaway Opus wedges launched on PGA Tour

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article our Andrew Tursky filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. Read the full piece here.

While this is the world’s first official look at the final versions of the Opus line of wedges, Callaway staffers have actually been involved In the prototyping and design process for around two years, according to Callaway Tour Manager Joe Toulon.

“The Tour launch is basically when we’re introducing it to the Tour players officially for the first time,” Toulon said on Tuesday at the 2024 Travelers Championship. “We’ve done a lot of work with this wedge in the prototyping stages. It’s a project that we’ve really kicked off 2 years ago, when we really started digging into this category and understanding what the best players in the world look for in a wedge.”

Of course, Callaway’s research and design team has been studying the wedge category for decades, but this time around – during the design of the new Opus wedges – Callaway put more power than ever into the hands of PGA TOUR players. Toulon and team paid close attention to everything Tour players wanted from a wedge, including the look at address, the shape of the leading edge, how the club sits on the ground with the face open, the shaping of the sole, the sound, the feel, and how the wedge interacts with the turf at impact under various conditions.

Although all factors were considered, the most significant barrier to entry for Tour players is their first impression of the shape of the wedge at address.

“The shape is really something we spent a lot of time with, and getting it to look good to the majority of players – it’s something that you may not hit everybody’s eye exactly right, but this is something where we got countless hours of feedback and testing from Tour players, and this is kind of the final product,” Toulon said. “…I think one of the things that players really focus on when they set a wedge down for the first time is what it looks like at address, and what it looks like when you open the face, and we did a lot around that; the shaping and the roundness of this wedge.”

Toulon calls it the “final” product, because there were various iterations of the Opus wedges before this. Actually, these final versions of the Opus wedges are based on the sixth prototype, specifically.

“[The Opus wedge] was code named ‘S6’ during the process,” Toulon said. “We stamped every wedge out here (on the PGA TOUR) in this shape with S6, and that basically just stands for some of the shaping designs we went through. That was the sixth shape design that we settled on based on what the player feedback was. That’s really the whole story behind this wedge; tour-inspired, tour-driven. These guys out here designed this wedge. This is just the final cosmetic and final design that we went with.”

Read the full piece here.

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TaylorMade releases Milled Grind 4 RAW TW Grind wedges

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For the first time, golfers can purchase TaylorMade’s MG4 RAW TW Grind wedges Tiger Woods has played in tournaments this season.

The MG4 Raw TW Grind wedges showcase a slightly larger footprint that are designed to give players a sense of roundness and continuity throughout the clubhead profile.

MG4 RAW TW Grind 56-degree

Specs:

  • Bounce: 12°
  • Length: 35.35’’
  • Lie: 64°
  • Swingweight: D5
  • Shaft: DG Tour Issue S400
  • Grip: Tour Velvet Cord
  • Material: 8620 Carbon Steel
  • Finish: Raw
  • Hand: RH Only

MG4 RAW TW Grind 60-degree

Specs: 

  • Bounce: 11°
  • Length: 35’’
  • Lie: 64°
  • Swingweight: D5
  • Shaft: DG Tour Issue S400
  • Grip: Tour Velvet Cord
  • Material: 8620 Carbon Steel
  • Finish: Raw
  • Hand: RH Only

The MG4 RAW TW Grind Wedges are for sale now at www.taylormadegolf.com for $199.99 USD.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (6/19/24): ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’

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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 the ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’.

From the seller: (@icecat88): “Nice set of Vega Mizar irons 5-G with project x 5.5 pured shafts and newer golf pride align grips. Normal bag chatter on the soles but face and grooves in excellent condition. Be hard to find quality forged set in this condition for just  $200 plus shipping.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’

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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