An extremely thin Urethane cover and low compression core round out the features by providing exceptionally soft feel and feedback at impact. Brooks Koepka shot a pair of 66s over the weekend at Bellerive CC in St. Louis to capture the PGA Championship his third-career major.
The LO is the most compact model with a low and forward CG location that promotes a low-mid trajectory. It’s the most iron-like design of the group and is most likely to work for those with faster clubhead speeds.
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.
Below you’ll find a list of putting-stat leaders and their flatsticks. Trend watch: All of these guys except Phil Mickelson play a mallet design but even Lefty’s flange-blade has mallet-like characteristics.
Thomas has long used Titleist equipment but he has made some changes since his last PGA Tour win. At the Honda Classic in February he used a Titleist 917 D2 driver and a Titleist 917 F2 fairway wood.
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.
The GAPR MID is slightly wider and more forgiving than the LO and will appeal to the widest range of players while the HI features the largest clubhead of the three models and a profile that most resembles a traditional Rescue club. A low and deep CG location in the GAPR HI promotes the highest trajectory and the most forgiveness.
In addition the new Cleveland wedges are designed with the company’s next gen Feel Balancing technology which utilizes redistributed weight in the clubhead to move the CG closer to the center of the clubface for improved feel and accuracy. Three different finishes are available including Tour Raw Black Satin and Tour Satin.
In addition a redesigned 338 Speed Dimple pattern helps reduce drag for improved consistency and wind performance for more accurate overall long shots. The Soft Feel is available now in both white and yellow color options.
Other features include a thinner looking topline an angled back area for more MOI and stability and an overall more refined look. Like the original 0311 irons the GEN2 models are built with adjustable tungsten and titanium weights that can be tuned to produce an extremely accurate fit.
I ended up putting him in extra-stiff shafts steel in his 5-iron through wedges and graphite in his woods. I traded his bladelike 4-iron for a Ping G400 hybrid and replaced his one-piece forged irons with TaylorMade P790s both of which produced superior performance: 10 yards of extra carry with his new graphite-shafted hybrid and nearly 14 extra total yards with his new stiffer-shafted irons.” — Andres Victoriano True Spec certified fitter
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.