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The USGA matching driver List still eventually broke equipment news. Before a club makes its way to tour (or retail), it passes through USGA headquarters where it undergoes a battery of tests before receiving final approval. From there, unreleased prototypes sometimes find their way into the bags of elite players – like Brooks Koepka.
You may remember that Koepka signed several years ago with Cleveland/Srikson last November Which asks him to play company and ball clubs. The switch looked smooth, but Koepka struggled behind the scenes to find a driver ball group that was one Perfect fitness.”
At the US Open, Koepka returned a TaylorMade M5 driver and Titleist Pro V1x ball, but the switch, as Cleveland/Srixon pointed out, was temporary. A new prototype was waiting in the wings that had Koepka’s fingerprints all over it.
“To work through this adjustment period more efficiently, we have decided to focus our energy on fitting Brooks to Srixon’s next generation of driver and golf ball models that will debut on tour in the near future — products that have been developed with Brooks’ input and needs in mind,” said Cleveland/Srixon at Statement at the US Open.
At last week’s LIV event in Chicago, Koepka showed gear heads a peek at Unfolded Srixon ZX7 MKII The driver who put his “inputs and needs in mind”.
In addition to the standard ZX7 MKII driver, one of Srixon’s many drivers to land on the matching list, Srixon has added a ZX7 Diamond head that is likely smaller and matches in naming the last “Diamond” product (golf ball) issued the company that was also built for Koepka.
The shaft of the Mitsubishi Diamana D + 70TX from Koepka is still standing, so the variants have not changed much from its usual construction.
Ricky’s ego check
Ricky Fowler was about to get new irons. At the end of each season, Fowler performs on the old sticks and begins the process of collapsing into a new group. But with new Cobra irons in the pipeline, Fowler chose to test three different models rather than default to using his usual back blades.
The at-home test revealed something surprising: Fowler was better off with more tolerance.
“The son of [Schomin]Our Cobra [Tour] He sent me new MBs, CBs and Tour Forged, which I tested on my own, said Fowler, who had a briefcase for me in Memphis, just hit them up, get numbers and see flights and get feedback. “Ultimately I decided to choose those who would definitely be bigger than the MBs I’ve played with in the past, but only more forgiving but with the same characteristics.”
The Fowler Bag’s hollow-back King Tour prototypes do a great job offering the player a better sleek look with more heel tolerance. Compared to his previous MBs, they are noticeably larger, but not to the point that Fowler is turned off by the profile. In fact, he found that it provides some extra confidence that his blades sometimes lack.
“I guess if I was getting the same numbers but they were more tolerant, why would you make it more difficult for yourself? Kind of an ego check at the door and running what works.”
Tolerance has long been considered an iron characteristic of those in the mid-to-high category of people with disabilities, but if Fowler embraced it, perhaps it’s time to change that thinking. It should also be noted that Fowler went on to finish T6, his best showing since last year’s CJ Cup. Ranked #25 in SG: Approach (+2.181) for this week.
Titleist’s TSR driver has been working on the heater since then First introduced on tour. Max Homma kept the good times going In the Fortinet Championship With TSR’s fifth win at 11 he started since his debut in the Travelers Championship, back in June. With a title TSR3 score of 10 in the bag, Homa finished 9th in SG: Off the tee (+3.406) in Napa while leading the field in SG: Tee to green (+9.80).
“Actually, I like the sound a little,” Homa said. “You look like you’re crashing it, which is a nice thing. I noticed the rotation didn’t change much when I missed it. Heel and toe strikes kept the spinning a little closer to the good stuff. Obviously that’s something I think everyone would be happy to have. It’s a mile per hour faster for me.” Lee, only ball speed. So yeah. He doesn’t feel any reason not to use it. I’ve basically only had two golf shots with my driver, and they both still fly very similar.”
Fast hitters: Hideki Matsuyama was only seen using a tour in Srikson ZX5 MKII Driver. … Kevin Strelman turned into a prototype of the Wilson racket. … Greyson Sigg used typical Mizuno JPX 923 Tour irons. … Brendan Steele was one of several players who tested Wilson’s DynaPwr Carbon driver.
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