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Bob Parsons, owner of GoDaddy, has been talking about getting into the golf club business for a while... He hired Mike Nicholette (PGA pro and club designer) and Brad Schweigart (formerly worked at Ping) and they've been working on a full line... Today a pic of the irons was tweeted out... Here it is

 

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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Rookie I commented on another thread on this. Since you posted I want to get your opinion on this. Do you think you can jack with the weight distribution with all those different Torx screws on it? or are they just decoration?

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Stu, I'm not sure what what the purpose of the screws will be. When I first saw the pic I was thinking maybe interchangeable faces like TMag did one time with wedges. This would extend the life, justify a higher initial price (could see them being advertised as "the last set of irons you'll ever need"), and have a function. Changing weight, I don't know. I don't see it. Those would be pretty small weights in there and to lighten and add weight I'd imaging you'd need significantly different materials the screws/weights would be made of

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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Interesting look though. You have to be different and given the state of the industry, the last set of irons you will ever own, sound appealing, edgy and against the grain.

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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I don't know what the screws are for and I doubt they are functional, but I can't wait for the demeaning Tv commercials that overly-sexualize LPGA athletes in an entirely gratuitous way.

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bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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Looks to me like nice places for dirt and make cleaning difficult. Better carry some Q-tips!

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Way Too Many places to dig the dirt out of.......UGH!

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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If you're getting dirt back there, I'd suggest turning the club over and standing on the correct side of the ball

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In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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My first thought was similar to Rookie's -- that they held an interchangeable face like TMag's old wedges (which worked really well and still have their favorites).   This would allow you to play forged and not have to throw them out after a season or two when they started to wear and brown.  But I see no seam on the sole in other photos of the clubs in Ryan Moore's bag.   I haven't seen a shot of the faces yet, although I'm watching Moore at Kapalua to see what I spot.

 

But eleven connection screws?  All on the toe end, none on the heel?   Four would do, you'd think.

bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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If you're getting dirt back there, I'd suggest turning the club over and standing on the correct side of the ball

 

You haven't seen where I play!  We have frequent dust storms.

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I was thinking on the line of what Rookie said you could have those screws made out of different material for different weights and also depends on the depth of the respective holes. Kinda like some of the Old Bobby Grace V-Foil tour putter heads they had depth and you could use different length allen set screws in them to mess with the weight. I experimented around with one of those putters for a while and I had a tray full of different length and material allen screws.

Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 5 thru PW 2016 TM TP CBs Steelfiber 95 R--- GW Callaway Mack Daddy2 52* Stock regular shaft--- SW Callaway Mack Daddy PM grind modified to 10* bounce KBS wedge shaft R---- Putter Scotty Sante Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft you seriously think it was going anywhere? Bag Old School Burton Mini Staff non demontional no advertising

 

 

 

 

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If you're getting dirt back there, I'd suggest turning the club over and standing on the correct side of the ball

LMAO Rookie

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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Ryan Moore is playing these irons right now in the Hyundai.

Don't look in his bag today, he might have changed irons between yesterday and today.

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In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I was thinking on the line of what Rookie said you could have those screws made out of different material for different weights and also depends on the depth of the respective holes. Kinda like some of the Old Bobby Grace V-Foil tour putter heads they had depth and you could use different length allen set screws in them to mess with the weight. I experimented around with one of those putters for a while and I had a tray full of different length and material allen screws.

"Machine" putters uses different weights in their putters to keep the weight consistent while allowing to change hosels.  Pretty neat idea.

Driver: Titleist 915 D2 9.5 with Diamana Whiteboard S flex

3 wood: Titleist 915F 15*, Whiteboard S Flex

Titleist 915H 18* and 24* with Whiteboard SFlex

Irons: Mizuno JPX EZ Forged 4-PW with S300's

Wedges: Mizuno MP T4 50*, 56* with DG Spinner

Putter:MannKrafted Long Slope or Odyssey #7 Versa Metal milled or Betti Tour Stock;

Ball: Bridgestone B330 or Titleist NXT

Bag: Titleist 'Murica colored carry bag or

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What baffles me are the size of those torx screw holes if they are for weight adjustment purposes.   They're very small, making me think they are not for adjustable weights.   The small screws on Machine putters, for example, aren't the weights, they attach the large adjustable weights.   Likewise the adjustable weights in TMag and Callaway and Camerons are very large discs with small screws merely to hold the weight on.   I can't imagine that the weight difference between 11 small steel (or even aluminum) screws and 11 small tungsten screws is going to be that much even when pushed to extremes because the holes are so small and the torx bit tip creates a significant cavity in the screw head.   Why not mill out an entire furrow along the toe and fill it with tungsten if you want to push the toe weighting to Xtremes?

 

The whole thing baffles me either as an attachment mechanism for a face plate or as adjustable weights.

bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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Considering the designer of the Ping S-55 is the designer, I think you're seeing a lot of CG-shifting going on with all those small weights (I'd be surprised if they are meant to take out/adjust/tinker with.) The S-55 has just one large tungsten toe weight. They've almost created a CG "cradle" with this design if you will. The hosel goes up one side, and the weights travel up the toe side, with the weights low helping lower CG/raise launch. I'm thinking the screws will be tungsten, but lots of alluding to exotic materials, so I'm actually wondering what the club body itself will be comprised of.

 

No idea how much these will cost (a lot I am thinking) but its a cool design that has really caught my eye since you can see what they're trying to accomplish, plus the pedigree of the two Ping guys with over 300 patents to their name being involved. Hard to ignore for sure!

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I had a chance to score keep for Max Bonk a PEG staffer at the Utah Open last week.   Great kid, hits 270 plus driving irons.   I eyeballed his PEG irons and woods all day.  I can say they are pretty, but too much MB club for me.   Scary looking old style blades with holes drilled in the back.  His driver had a noticeably different sound from the TMag and Srixon drivers of the guys in his group, but he hit it a ton.   Rarely used it though, prefering to hit that high 2 iron on most holes.

bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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