Swinging the D7 Range From Wilson Staff

These videos and many others are located on the UTNT TV page. This post is to give viewers an idea of the acoustics from the D7 product range from Wilson Staff.

 

 

 

Be sure to check out the “First Impressions” D7 driver review.

 

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Dominance and Validation

Even though it’s the middle of another week on the PGA Tour.. The “People’s Tournament” (WMO Phoenix Open) I just wanted to take a quick look back at what happened this past week. First there was dominance in the desert of Dubai. Then several hours later there was “terrificness” at Torrey (I know terrificness isn’t a word in the English language).

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

Bryson DeChambeau continued his meteoric rise to the top of the golfing world this past weekend in Dubai at the Dubai Desert Classic. Dechambeau blew the field away besting the runner-up by a mere 7 strokes. Powered by Cobra Golf KING F9 driver (third win for the driver in 2019-2019), Cobra Golf ONE Length Forged irons and of course his Bridgestone Golf Tour B X golf ball. The genius, scientist or whatever you choose to call him has seemingly silenced his critics. Having watched him on social media being harrassed by “keyboard warriors” as recently as last year all has gone quiet. I said it before and I’ll say it again. He’s great for golf… he’s different and fresh. If you look at his last several finishes the numbers are astonishing. I grabbed this list from the Bridgestone Golf Twitter feed.

  • WIN 🏆

  • T10

  • 7th

  • T12

  • WIN 🏆

  • 19th

  • T19

  • WIN 🏆

  • WIN 🏆

Is there really a hotter player in golf at the moment? Well…

PGA: Farmers Insurance Open - Final Round

Jan 27, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Justin Rose poses with the winner’s trophy following the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course – South Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

So as the dust or shall I say sand settled in Dubai, on this side of the Atlantic the Farmers Insurance Open was being played alongside the para-gliders and pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean. Torrey Pines. I’ve always enjoyed watching this tournament mostly because it is played on a public golf course and I can relate to it via many rounds played there by way of Tiger Woods PGA Tour video games. That said, generally speaking there’s always a solid field at this event. While many golf fans were tuning in for Tiger I was more intrigued by watching the current World #1 Justin Rose play with his new clubs. Honma Golf. Just remember, Rose didn’t just get up and leave TaylorMade Golf… his contract expired and he chose to move on. If you haven’t made swings with Honma Golf products… find some and swing them. You’ll understand. At any rate, Justin Rose is the last golfer in the world that would need to quantify or validate his switch. This past week however… he did. At the Farmers Insurance Open he claimed victory less than a month after the “official” change-up. It was only his second official start playing “The Mole” (Honma’s logo). When I think about all of this I think of one of his quotes…

“I switched to Honma to get better” – Justin Rose

That’s a scary thought!

In case you were wondering what his WITB looked like here it is.

Driver: Honma TW747 460 9.5 w/ Honma Vizard FD-7X shaft

3-wood: TaylorMade M6, 15˚(Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80TX)

#2 Iron: Honma TW-U2

#4-9 Irons: Honma T//World 747

Proto Wedges: Honma Rose Proto 48, 52, 56

Putter: Axis1

Ball: TaylorMade Golf TP5

****Photo Credits belong to Honma Golf EU and Axis1****

It’s just the beginning of this 2019 PGA TOUR season but this is going to be fun. Could Rose and DeChambeau be on a collision course? Time will tell.

 

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Optically Engineered for Performance, TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Spider X Putters

 

Pushing the Limits of Seamless Design, 10th Anniversary Spider Putter Features Optically Engineered True Path™ Alignment Sightline

 

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 29, 2019) – A decade after introducing the putter that shifted the paradigm of putter creation toward high-MOI design mallets and has since become the most popular putter in company history, TaylorMade Golf Company announced today the 10th generation of its globally transcendent Spider putters with the introduction of Spider X. Continuing the longstanding heritage of Spider performance in a completely re-designed frame, Spider X putters utilize a new dedicated weighting system and optically engineered sightline (OES) featuring TaylorMade’s new True Path alignment system.

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“When we first introduced the original Spider putter in 2008, we never could have anticipated the global phenomenon it has become. With widespread adoption on tours around the world, not only has it become one of the company’s top-selling putters of all time, it has truly shifted the paradigm of putter design toward high-MOI mallets. I’m proud to have played a role in the evolution of Spider and what it has become today.”

Bill Price, Senior Director, Product Creation, Putters & Wedges

The X Philosophy – True Path Alignment System

The genesis of the Spider X philosophy lies in research derived from more than ten thousand putts from a distance of twelve feet, with results illustrating that golfers strike the ball toward the toe of the putter 66% of the time – this is the result of a parallax effect. As a result, engineers strove to re-engineer the mass properties of the putter head while simultaneously introducing a new alignment system – True Path – for easier alignment enhanced focus, leading to more putts struck on the centre of the face and thus eliminating the parallax effect.

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The X Design

The new Spider X features an optically engineered vision system designed for improved path, clearer vision and enhanced visual perception through colour sensitivity.

 

The design of the Spider X features a more streamlined design than both the Spider Tour and Spider Mini putters that came before it. The more stable head shape provides more weight on the outside of the frame (36% on both perimeters v. 30%). The head design of the Spider X is more stable than ever, with a deeper centre of gravity (37mm), which is three times deeper than a traditional blade putter.

 

For the first time in 10 years, the new frame of the Spider X incorporates a modern, seamless and dedicated weight design featuring three new weights: aluminum (2 grams), steel (6 grams) and tungsten (12 grams) to allow for optimized weight preference.

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Additionally, the Spider X features a composite core weighing a mere 15 grams. The putter’s new head design was created using multi-material construction, delivering a slightly smaller head shape compared to the Spider Tour. Engineers reduced the size of the Spider X by 5% but were able to maintain the same MOI as Spider Tour within its new construction.

Re-Engineered Pure Roll™ Insert

Spider X putters incorporate a new, thicker 5mm Pure Roll white surlyn insert for improved sound, feel and roll characteristics. The 12-groove Pure Roll insert promotes forward spin for smoother roll, greater accuracy and better distance control.

 

The composition and construction of the new Pure Roll insert is specially engineered to bring the grooves into direct and active contact with the ball during impact, even on short putts. The grooves in the face — just .5mm deep — also serve in part to strategically soften the insert’s structure. Together, these factors are designed to make the insert deform at impact, putting the grooves into direct contact with the cover of the ball.

 

Pure Roll inserts are played on the PGA TOUR by TaylorMade staffers Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm, among many others.

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Specifications, Pricing & Availability

Available at retail on February 15 at an MSRP of $449.99 CAD, Spider X putters will be offered in two colourways with both right and left-hand options: copper & white or navy & white. The copper & white model will be available in a short slant or single bend hosel option, while the navy & white model will be available exclusively in a short slant offering. Each is available in 33”, 34” & 35” lengths and comes equipped with SuperStroke’s Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

LAMKIN BRAND AMBASSADOR, JUSTIN ROSE, CEMENTS WORLD #1 POSITION WITH WIN AT TORREY PINES

SAN DIEGO, 6th November 2018 – Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate long time Lamkin grips loyalist and spokesman Justin Rose on his first victory of the 2019 season at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose posted a commanding score of 21 under par at Torrey Pines, capturing the win by two shots. With this victory, Rose has now secured 10 wins on the PGA Tour and has stretched his lead at the top of the Official Golf World Rankings where he has been in place for the last 7 weeks.

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Photo Credit: Golfweek

In a season that has seen Justin Rose change much of his equipment, one thing that has remained consistent is his choice of Lamkin grips, which have been on Rose’s clubs during his entire professional career.  Made with Lamkin’s proprietary compounds and unique surface textures, Rose’s current R.E.L. ACE grips provide exceptional comfort, outstanding surface tack and unmatched vibration dampening.

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Lamkin R.E.L. Ace (Photo Credit: Lamkin Grips)

Bob Lamkin, CEO and President of Lamkin Grips, is obviously ecstatic with Rose’s impressive start to the 2019 season. He said, “It was great to see Justin take up where he left off at the end of the last season and further validate his position as the #1 golfer in the world. He truly is the perfect ambassador for the Lamkin brand and I’m so pleased that he’s reaping the rewards that his hard work and talent deserve.”

For more information on all Lamkin grips please visit www.Lamkingrips.com or Get social @LamkinGrips

 

ABOUT LAMKIN GRIPS

Lamkin Grips’ golf heritage dates back to 1925 when founder Elver B. Lamkin began manufacturing golf’s first leather grips. Today, the family-owned business delivers the industry’s widest assortment of performance-enhancing golf grips that continue to earn loyal customers worldwide. Through their ongoing dedication to unequaled product quality and service support, Lamkin Grips is passionately committed to connecting golfers to a more confident, consistent and enjoyable game.

Quick Vids – Wilson Staff (2019 PGA Show Demo Day)

So my first appointment of the day was with Rich Hulock wo is the Wilson Golf Innovation Manager. Upon wrapping up that interview I spoke on camera about my experiences swinging the Driver vs Driver 2 winner (Cortex) and their new D7 product range.

A surprise guest emerged as I got “golfballed” by Golfballed.com’s Sean Guerrero. Part of the reason that I say I’m organic. No editing and everything is a little raw and unpolished.

 

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DeChambeau Dominates In Dubai To Take Bridgestone’s Hot Streak Global!

Tour Star Bryson DeChambeau Wins His First-Ever European Tour Title Using Bridgestone’s TOUR B X Golf Balls

 

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf Tour star Bryson DeChambeau continued his and the brand’s winning ways with a convincing 7-shot victory at the PGA European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic this weekend. The win is DeChambeau’s first ever title abroad and the 7th professional victory of his career. DeChambeau’s victory in Dubai complements a run of 7 wins on the PGA TOUR and 1 on the LPGA Tour over the last 5 months for Bridgestone.

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Photo Credit: BBC via Getty Images

 

Using Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X balls, ‘the golf scientist’ blew away the field in Dubai with prodigious driving and pinpoint approach shots throughout the week, on his way to finishing a record 24-under par for the tournament.  Starting the final round with a 1-shot lead, DeChambeau once again proved he’s one of the best closers in the game – firing an 8-under par 64 that included 7 birdies and an eagle to finish with the largest margin of victory in the event’s history.

“We are excited for Bryson to get his first-ever professional international win this weekend and his 4th worldwide victory in the last 7 months,” said Dan Murphy, President & CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “What the Bridgestone brand is experiencing at the Tour level right now is almost surreal.  When you add this Tour success to the incredible reception our brand received this past week at the PGA Merchandise Show, 2019 is shaping up to be a special year for Bridgestone Golf.”

DeChambeau switched to the TOUR B X in late 2017 after extensive experimentation revealed a significant impact on his driving, iron play, short game and putting.  He also wears Bridgestone’s new TOUR B FIT Glove featuring high-end Cabretta leather with FIT technology to ensure a soft feel, consistent grip and excellent durability.

The TOUR B golf ball series is a result of Bridgestone’s continued commitment to providing premium tee-to-green performance to players of varying swing types. Bridgestone owns over 800 golf ball patents and fully leverages the company’s heritage of excellence in polymer science worldwide to design the industry’s most cutting-edge golf balls.

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For more information on Bridgestone Golf’s award-winning TOUR B family of golf balls and the entire Tour team that relies upon them, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.

 

About Bridgestone Golf

Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and today has more golf ball design patents than any other company. Beginning in 2006, Bridgestone revolutionized golf ball selection with its custom ball-fitting program, identifying a golfer’s ideal golf ball based on personal swing characteristics. Today, as the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, Bridgestone has conducted over 2.1 million fittings via a combination of live-fitting, online selection and its B-FIT App.  The consumer data gathered from ball-fitting continues to inspire Bridgestone’s innovative new golf ball designs, yielding industry-leading performance products for the entire range of players, from recreational golfers to the best in the world. Bridgestone Golf is proudly represented on international professional tours by icons such as Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson.  Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. More information:  bridgestonegolf.com.

12 Years of Research Leads to New Bridgestone Golf e12 Golf Balls

Bridgestone Golf has introduced to new golf balls to their golf ball range for 2019. After conducting 12 years of research through their ball-fitting data Bridgestone Golf’s golf ball R&D team came up with several innovations in their newest golf ball.

The new e12 comes in two different models. The e12 Speed and then the e12 Soft. Both golf ball models feature a 3-piece construction with a Surlyn cover. That means this golf ball will prove to be rugged and durable. Also of note for both golf balls is Bridgestone Golf’s”Active Acceleration Mantle”. A new polymer in the mantle provides greater exit velocity upon impact. This mantle also translates to a softer core construction.

The e12 Speed is geared towards players that have a swing speed from 105 mph or more. Mean while the e12 Soft is aimed at golfers below the 105 mph range.

“First Impression”

img_20190122_143702I had the chance to hit their new e12 Soft golf ball on the range at Demo Day and these balls fly well. In strong crosswinds these golf balls held their line extremely well. When the e12 landed on a “makeshift green” while hitting wedge shots… I saw them back-up. The apex they fly at seems relatively high which is great for stopping power when hitting approach shots into greens. The e12 offered very good feel while using all clubs from their new Tour B JGR product range with a special emphasis on the new Tour B XW-1 wedge (which is receiving a Teezy Award).

These golf balls will retail for $29.99 USD. I cannot wait to get these golf balls into action. I’m hoping to return somewhere warm in March to do some product testing sooner before later.

In the meantime, please see the press release below as shared by Jared Kelowitz of PRCG for more information on the e12.

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COVINGTON, Ga. – (January 22, 2019) – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, unveiled today its innovative e12 family of golf balls, using 12 years of proprietary ball-fitting data to take distance and accuracy performance to a new level.  The e12 family of balls builds upon the 3-piece, surlyn construction, spin-reducing forgiveness of Bridgestone’s popular e-series, now with more power than ever before.

The e12 family includes two models – e12 SOFT and e12 SPEED – delivering increased firepower off the tee and reduced sidespin for players who need it most.  Both of the e12 balls feature Bridgestone’s proprietary new Active Acceleration Mantle layer as a key component of their 3-piece construction.  The Active Acceleration Mantle is comprised of a new High Performance Polymer material that provides increased thrust and higher initial velocity at impact, while allowing Bridgestone to soften the core for greater forgiveness and enhanced feel.  In addition, each of the balls utilizes Bridgestone’s Delta Wing Dimple pattern for less drag and optimized aerodynamics. The e12 SOFT is designed specifically for players with less than 105 mph swing speeds who fight sidespin challenges, while the e12 SPEED is intended for higher swing speed players (greater than 105 mph) who struggle with accuracy off the tee.

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“With the benefit of 12 years of ball-fitting data, we have amassed an incredible body of data that has allowed our R&D engineers to pinpoint specifically what causes players to lose distance and accuracy in golf ball construction,” said Elliot Mellow, Golf Ball Marketing Manager, Bridgestone Golf.  “Contrary to the traditional school of thought in golf ball design, where power comes solely from the core, our new Active Acceleration Mantle actually allows us to derive additional power from the mantle layer to boost distance. We’ve created the ‘holy grail’ of distance performance golf balls – a 3-piece surlyn construction that minimizes sidespin to provide ultimate forgiveness, while delivering velocity needed to ensure maximum distance.”

The Bridgestone e12 SOFT and e12 SPEED balls will hit retail on February 15th, 2019 and feature a street price of $29.99 per dozen.  In addition to the classic white version, the e12 SOFT will also be available in bright Matte Green, Matte Red and Matte Yellow colors.

 

In addition to the new e12 SOFT and e12 SPEED, Bridgestone Golf has a diverse portfolio of golf balls, designed based on information gleaned through ball-fitting, to meet the needs of a wide range of player performance characteristics, including the popular TOUR B series. For more information on the company’s entire offering of golf balls and for help selecting the right ball for you, visit bridgestonegolf.com.

 About Bridgestone Golf

Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and today has more golf ball design patents than any other company. Beginning in 2006, Bridgestone revolutionized golf ball selection with its custom ball-fitting program, identifying a golfer’s ideal golf ball based on personal swing characteristics. Today, as the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, Bridgestone has conducted over 2.1 million fittings via a combination of live-fitting, online selection and its B-FIT App.  The consumer data gathered from ball-fitting continues to inspire Bridgestone’s innovative new golf ball designs, yielding industry-leading performance products for the entire range of players, from recreational golfers to the best in the world. Bridgestone Golf is proudly represented on international professional tours by icons such as Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson.  Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. More information:  bridgestonegolf.com.