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Why Wesley Bryan is playing two 4-irons this week

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from a piece our Andrew Tursky originally wrote for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. Head over there for the full article. 

…Flash forward to THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson 2024 at TPC Craig Ranch in Texas, and Bryan is still playing with a mixed Takomo set, except he’s added a new 101 U 4-iron, plus a Titleist T200 4-iron, and he’s dropping his 5-iron.

That bears repeating: Bryan is switching to an iron setup that consists of two 4-irons and no 5-iron.

On paper, that looks wrong, but when you look at yardage gapping instead of the number on the sole of the iron, things start to make more sense.

As Bryan explained to GolfWRX.com on Tuesday in Texas, his Takomo 301 CB 6-iron goes about 195-200 yards. Then, his new hollow-bodied Takomo 101U Driving Iron, which he recently started testing “a couple weeks ago” and bent about 2 degrees weak, goes about 220 yards, and the Titleist T200 4-iron goes about 235 yards.

Speaking on his new Takomo 101U Driving Iron, which sells for $119, Bryan had this to say:

“It’s super forgiving and launches high, and it has a bit longer of a profile to where it looks really good,” said Bryan. “If people are willing to play something that doesn’t have an expensive price tag on their club…[I started testing it] in the last couple weeks and it’s in the bag.

“I just made it like 2 degrees weaker. Basically that gap from 205 to 225 I was in a little bit of a dead space, so I’m going to try and fill that gap better.”

Check out Wesley Bryan’s full WITB here.

Read the rest of the article at PGATour.com. 

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  1. Martin Brown

    May 3, 2024 at 7:31 am

    I just made a change like this, with two 6 irons (albeit at lower swing speed). I had a combo set with 5i-7i Srixon ZX5 and 8i-PW ZX7. The 5i is a little tough for me to launch consistently, but I don’t like the 5h I have. So I’m replacing the ZX5 5i with a ZX4 MkII 6i head. This is a hollow head that comes in the right loft to gap with my 6i, and I built the club to 5i length and lie. So far so good. Caution: It can be a bit difficult to match swing weight and overall club weight when you do something like this.
    Question: Does anyone have a good solution for marking a club head like this (i.e. as “5i”)?

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Lee Hodges WITB 2024 (May)

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Driver: Titleist TSR2 (8 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution VI TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue M40X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

Irons: Titleist T200 (3), Titleist T100 (4-6), Titleist 620 CB (7-9)
Shafts: KBS Prototype 95 X (3), KBS C-Taper 130 X (3-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-10S), WedgeWorks (60-L)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130 X (46, 52), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 S (56, 60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron TG6

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Check out more in-hand photos of Lee Hodges’ WITB here.

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Club Junkie WITB, league night week 6: New combo iron set!

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Another week down and we are already into week 6 of Thursday Night Men’s League! Last week was a scrambler’s paradise. Thankfully the putter was pretty hot and it kept BK in the round after some inaccurate iron shots. The forecast looks good, so let’s hope he can put a good number up!

Here are the 14 clubs in the starting lineup.

Driver: PXG 0311 Black Ops Tour-1 (10.5 degrees, neutral setting)
Shaft: Project X Denali Blue 60 6.5

4-wood: Sub70 Pro V2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70 6.0

7-wood: Callaway Paradym Ai-Smoke Triple Diamond (20 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8-S

4-iron: Edel SMS
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 115 Stiff

Irons: Edel SMS (5 – 6)
Shaft: Prototype

Irons: Edel SMS Pro (7 – PW)
Shaft: Prototype

Wedge: Bettinardi HLX 5.0 Forged (50-8C)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Wedge: Bettinardi HLX 5.0 Forged (56-14RJ)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Wedge: Bettinardi HLX 5.0 Forged (60-10RJ)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X Proto
Shaft: LA Golf P-Series 135

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix

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WITB Time Machine: Daniel Berger’s winning WITB, 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge

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At the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, Daniel Berger bested Collin Morikawa in a playoff, making four to the latter’s five at Colonial Country Club after the pair deadlocked at 15 under at the end of regulation.

After a three-month break, the tournament was the first of the Tour’s resumed season amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Berger saved par from off the green on the first playoff hole. Morikawa couldn’t convert a three-footer to par.

The victory was Daniel Berger’s third tour triumph.

Take a look at what “db_straitvibin” had in play four years ago.

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Triple Diamond (9 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash (13.5 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 857 TR 85 X

Irons: Callaway Apex Forged ’16 (3) Buy here, TaylorMade TP MC ’11 (4-PW) Buy here.
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50-10, 56-10) Buy here, Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (60-12C) Buy here.
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour (Chalk) Buy here.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Buy here.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Wrap

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