Joseph Montoro a 45-year-old 11-handicapper from Miami has some talent thanks to a background in baseball and a clubhead speed that hits 104 mph with the driver. With his current off-the-rack clubs his tendency was to miss a lot of shots to the right—fine when you’re advancing a runner to third but not when you’re aiming for fairways and greens. Joseph also felt that given his speed he was leaving yards on the table.
This is the third consecutive year that DJ has won three tournaments in a single season which now puts him squarely in the sights of the World Golf Hall of Fame. For his trouble the world’s top ranked player took home 500 FedEx points and a winner’s check for $1116000.
The Spider Tour Black mallet putter that DJ has been gaming features a flow hosel and isn’t face-balanced since most pros prefer a putter that releases freely. The Pure Roll Surlyn insert provides a firmer feel than that in the Red version.
Koepka who was a Nike player before the company stopped making clubs won with a mixed bag consisting of TaylorMade woods Mizuno irons and Titleist wedges putter and golf ball.
The newest iteration of the Srixon Soft Feel ($19.99/dozen) golf ball is a two-piece model aimed at players looking for straight distance with a very soft feel at impact.