Monday, October 24, 2016

Bridgestone JGR CB Forged Irons - New Addition to JGR Family

Bridgestone Golf launched the JGR line of clubs in 2016 with the goal of making the game of golf easier and more enjoyable for golfers with mid-to-higher handicaps. The line consisted of an extremely popular JGR 460cc driver with a first-of-its-kind milled face that produced the ultimate combination of low spin distance and added forgiveness from off-center hits.

The JGR Fairway wood and Hybrid are built on the same principle as the driver including the flexible crown, stiff sole, and speeDARC technology to increase launch angles and distance.

Finally, the JGR line included Bridgestone's first and only set of Super Game Improvement irons - The JGR Hybrid Forged Irons. The JGR Hybrid Forged Irons have the Lowest & Deepest CoG of any forged iron on the market which allows for easy to hit, high launching distances.

The new JGR CB Forged Iron set provides a perfect blend of forgiveness and control in a more traditional and compact shape. Unlike the JGR Hybrid Forged Irons, the new JGR CB Forged set has a much narrower sole and derives its forgiveness through a 1-piece forged steel head with a slight offfset and a centered mass in the rear cavity for a deeper center of gravity.

Compared to Bridgestone’s  more traditional looking J15CB irons, the increased efforts to create more forgiveness in the JGR Cavity Back set yields a four percent increase in what Bridgestone’s engineers call “the hitting area,” or the region of the face that produces the highest ball speeds.  It also has a deeper undercut cavity and 75% more offset and a lower center of gravity which produces solid feeling, easy launching distance.

The new JGR CB Forged Iron set is perfect for the golfer that still prefers a more traditional looking iron set yet still would benefit from all the latest features that will make the iron set easier to hit and the the game of golf more enjoyable!

The seven-piece set (5-iron through gap wedge) comes standard with True Temper’s XP 95 shaft. It will be available Nov. 1 ($900).

Sunday, October 23, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Justin Thomas at The 2016 CIMB Classic - Great Golf Blog

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  Justin Thomas must like Malaysia and the TPC of Kuala Lumpur because he just picked up his second win on the PGA Tour by defending his CIMB Classic win from last year.

Thomas shot an 8-under 64 on Sunday with birdies on four of his first five holes and on two of his final three to win the $1.26 million purse and finish the tournament a ridiculous 23 under. He was three shots clear of runner up Hideki Matsuyama and four ahead of third-round leader Anirban Lahiri.

What's in Justin's Winning Bag:

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana White Board 70X
3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon S+ Limited Edition 80TX
Irons: Titleist 712U (2), Titleist 716 MB (4-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Vokey SM5 (52-12 F Grind, 56-14 F Grind), Vokey SM6 (46-10 F-Grind, 60K)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), S400 (52, 56, 60)
Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 Prototype (flow neck)
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Monday, September 12, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Dustin Johnson at The 2016 BMW Championship - Great Golf Blog

Dustin Johnson closed with a dominant five-under-par 67 on Sunday to win the BMW Championship in Carmel, Ind., by three shots and move to the top of the FedEx Cup. Johnson won for the third time in his last eight tournaments dating to the U.S. Open, site of his first major title.

Paul Casey made a run early in the final round at Crooked Stick with back-to-back birdies for two-shot swings that erased a four-shot deficit. Johnson answered with a pair of birdies. A 25-foot eagle putt at No. 15 got Casey within one shot, but that lasted only as long as it took Johnson to sink an 18-foot eagle putt to push the lead to three.

What's In Dustin's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade M1 460 Patriotic (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec 661X
Specs: 45.75 inches, tipped 1 inch, D4 swing weight
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M1 (3HL, 17 degrees), TaylorMade M1 (5W, 19 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila RIP Alpha 90X
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB ’14 (3-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF (52-09 and 60-10)
Shaft: KBS Tour Wedge 130X Black Nickel
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited (Black, No Lines)
Length, Loft, Lie: 35 inches, 2.5 degrees, 69 degrees
Insert: Pure Role 80/20
Swing Weight: E0

Golf Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X (’14)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag:Rory McIlroy at The 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship - Great Golf Blog

It wasn't the gathering remnants of tropical storm Hermine that blew third round leader Paul Casey off course at The Deutsche Bank Championship when it breezed into Boston during the final round.

No, it was the force of nature known as Rory McIlroy – remember that wondrous phenomenon? - that took care of the Englishman's hopes of winning his first event on the PGA Tour for seven long years.

The Northern Irishman brought his own difficult summer to an emphatic close with a wonderful final round 65 to win by two over Casey and complete a stunning recovery from the depths of being four over par after just three holes of his first round on Friday.

What's In Rory's Bag?

Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (9.5 degrees, neutral setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 70X
Fairway Woods: Nike Vapor Speed (15 and 19 degrees)
Shafts: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex)
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 7.0
Wedges: Nike Engage (47, 52, 56 and 59 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.5
Putter: Scotty Cameron M1 Prototype
Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum

Monday, August 29, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Patrick Reed at The 2016 Barclays Championship - Great Golf Blog

Patrick Reed survived a couple of late bogeys to clinch a one-stroke victory at The Barclays on Sunday. He recorded a closing 70 to finish on nine-under 275 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on New York’s Long Island.

His fellow American Sean O’Hair (66) and the Argentinian Emiliano Grillo (69) were joint second on eight under.

With his fifth victory on the PGA Tour, Reed secured a spot on the United States team for next month’s Ryder Cup. It was his first victory since the start of 2015 at Kapalua. He also vaulted to the top of the FedEx Cup points list after the first of the four play-off events.

What's In Patrick's Bag?

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 DBD (9 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Limited Edition Silver 70X
Fairway Wood: Callaway XR 16 Pro (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV Green X-Flex
Irons: PXG 0311 black finish (3), Callaway X Forged ’13 (4), Callaway MB1 (5-PW)
Shaft: UST Proforce V2 Hybrid 100X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT X100 Tour Issue (4), True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue (5-PW)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (52-10 T-Grind, 56-11 T-Grind), Titleist Vokey SM6 Prototype (61 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
Putter: Odyssey White Hot RX #2 (with custom sight line)
Length, loft: 34 inches, 4 degrees

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Si Woo Kim at The 2016 Wyndham Championship - Great Golf Blog

Si Woo Kim had a productive week at the Wyndham Championship. He claimed one tournament record, a share of another — and, most importantly, his first PGA Tour trophy.

The 21-year-old South Korean player closed with a three-under 67 for a five-stroke victory Sunday. He had a 21-under 259 total at Sedgefield in Greensboro, N.C., tying the event 72-hole record set eight years ago by Carl Pettersson.

Kim matched Pettersson by sinking an uphill 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole, then said through an interpreter that he “never expected any course record.”

Kim set a tournament record with a 60 in the second round. He earned 500 FedEx Cup points and $1,008,000 in prize money in the regular-season finale.

What's In Si Woo Kim's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade M1 460 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 70X
3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 (14 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 80X
5 Wood: TaylorMade M2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix SpeedRulz Type-C 80 grams
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB 2014 (3-9 irons)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (47-degree F-Grind, 53-degree M-Grind and 59-degree J-Grind)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125
Putter: Odyssey Works #7CH (Crank Hosel)

Monday, August 1, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jimmy Walker at The 2016 PGA Championship - Great Golf Blog

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — One of the last people who would have predicted Jimmy Walker's win in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol was the man himself.

Though Walker felt some improvement last week at the Canadian Open, he'd struggled much of the year, particularly in the majors. And he'd never really come close to winning in golf's biggest events.

So after a pressure-packed par on the final hole gave Walker a one-stroke win over defending champion Jason Day on Sunday, he was somewhat surprised and plenty relieved.

"I wouldn't have called this, but it's huge," Walker said. "It's nice to get in the position and keep the hammer down and keep making birdies and playing well."

Walker played so well in one of the strangest PGA Championships in recent memory that he led wire to wire. And after Day eagled 18 to close within one stroke, Walker played a solid third shot from the rough near the 18th green, then two-putted in near darkness for his first major title.

What's In Jimmy's Bag?

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Platinum 7F5 (X-Flex)
Shaft Length: 45 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)
3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Limited Edition Silver 80TX
5 Wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2X Tour Spec
Irons: Titleist 716 MB (3-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic AMT X100 Tour Issue
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (48-08 F-Grind, 54-08 M-Grind, 60-04 L-Grind)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype