The new GAPR clubs are of interest to a lot of folks and for good reason as they do what they’re designed to do very well. The simple answer to your question is yes the GAPR line is designed for any player who needs to bridge the gap between their longest iron and shortest fairway wood which in reality is pretty much everyone.
The most notable design feature of the new 0311 iron line is COR2 a proprietary polymer core material that’s 20% faster than the original filler material yielding more ball speed accuracy and consistency with the same outstanding feel PXG irons are known for. The new irons feature more of the material than in the past as well as an extremely thin maraging steel clubface improving performance across the board.
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.
A forged carbon steel clubhead further enhances feel at impact while an internal face perimeter cut-out design increases the effective hitting area on the face by about 15%. This provides more forgiveness on off center hits and better ballspeed retention overall.
The new RTX 4 also differs from the previous RTX 3 by offering less offset a more compact profile and four new sole grinds all of which were designed via significant input from Cleveland Tour staff members like Keegan Bradley Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry.
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 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.
Below is a full list of the Titleist gear he used to get the job done including the yet-to-be-released TS3 driver and 3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15°) with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX shaft Titleist 917 Fd (18°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC9.2 Tour Spec shaft
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.
“Joseph had lots of speed but was playing stock lightweight stiff-flex shafts in his irons and stock stiff shafts in his hybrid and woods. His miss with his irons was a push to the right no doubt exacerbated by his iron shafts being too soft and not stable enough for his speed and the way he loaded the club.
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.
The FULL sole is available in 56°-60° while the MID is available in 46°-60° and the LOW in 56°-64°. The new XLOW comes in 56° and 60° only.