2011 PGA Tour winning balls

by Derek on September 28, 2011

in Equipment,PGA Tour

Titleist had yet another big year on Tour, including wins at the US Open (McIlroy), Tour Championship (Haas).  But while they may dwarf everybody else on tour, other brands picked up some big wins as well.  In particular I hadn’t realized that Taylormade  snagged 5 wins with the Penta this year.  Can anybody make a dent in Titleist’s numbers for 2012?

1. Titleist Pro V1x – 21 wins

2. Titleist Pro v1 – 6 wins

3. Tayormade Penta – 5 wins

4. Nike One Tour D – 3 wins

5.  Callaway Tour i(z) – 2 wins

6. Srixon Z-Star XV – 2 wins

7. Bridgestone B330s – 1 win

 Golf Digest

First Look: Taylormade R11 irons

by Derek on August 1, 2011

in Equipment


Just days after Ping announced their new G20 irons/hybrid/driver, Taylormade has unvelied their new R11 irons (I’m sure the similar announce date was a pure coincidence).

The irons “are engineered for the player who appreciates the shape and refinement of a tour-grade iron but needs the help of advanced technology to launch the ball high, straight and long with less effort, regardless of handicap.”  Basically they’re a GI iron without the oversized GI look.

I do have to admit, they’re very nice looking irons and there’s certainly a market for GI irons that don’t look like GI irons.  More pics, pricing/availability info, and the launch video after the break.

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Play Ball… er… Golf!

by Derek on April 21, 2011

in Equipment,Video

The San Diego Padres have converted their right field foul pole into a giant Taylormade R11 driver.  The shaft and grip weigh 960lbs and the head is displayed on the right field wall.

You’ll be able to see the new golf themed foul pole tonight as the Padres host the Phillies.

Golf’s Ad Wars

by Derek on February 17, 2011

in Equipment

Callaway Golf Razr Hawk Sheep Ad

Taylormade’s recent R11 ad campaign took direct aim at the rest of the golf industry.  Well, Callaway has fired back.  In their new ad campaign, they claim that their new Razr Hawk driver (available on Friday, Feb 18th) is 6 yards longer than the R11.

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Taylormade Burner 2.0 6 Iron

Taylormade is giving away 20k of their new Burner 2.0 6-irons.  All you have to do is go to their website and sign up for a chance to get one.  I’ve never even played a set of Taylormade irons but it’s free, so why not?

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It’s finally here, Taylormade’s long awaited white-colored R11 Driver.  No, it’s not the first white headed driver on the market, but it will likely be the first one you can actually buy.

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Every January, 40k golf industry professionals gather in Orlando to see the latest and greatest golf gear from over 1000 different vendors spread over 10 miles of aisles.  Unfortunately this event is closed to the public.  But fear not, because TMAG is offering  chance to attend the show as a VIP member of their brand team.

If you win, you’ll get free clothing and equipment as well as a free trip to Orlando to attend the show at the end of January.  And even if you don’t win, they’ll send you a discount code just for entering.  Sounds like a pretty cool deal to me.

The contest closes Jan 9, so head on over to their facebook page to enter, and maybe 72strokes will be seeing you at the show next month.

Duval Done With Nike?

by Derek on October 1, 2010

in Equipment,PGA Tour

Rumors have been swirling for a while that David Duval would be moving on from Nike when his contract expires this year.  Today at the Viking Classic he was using a non-logo bag and a Taylormade R9 Superdeep Driver.  Duval is still listed on the Nike website, but since he is no longer gaming any Nike equipment or logos, the relationship seems to have ended.

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Taylormade Burner 2.0 at the Range

by Derek on September 17, 2010

in Equipment

Golfwrx member markheardjr recently got some range time in the with the newly announced Taylormade Burner 2.0 irons.  I generally don’t follow new Taylormade releases simply because it seems like they’ll replace it with the next model in about 6 months.  But in this case, previous model has been one of the best selling irons for past year.  It seemed to provide a good combination of distance and forgiveness.  And while Taylormade has a short release cycle, they do push the limits of technology in their clubs.  So how do you improve what is already a pretty solid iron?

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