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The one big name to announce a change so far has been Sergio Garcia going to Callaway

 

Jason Duffner is playing a new TMAG driver, but is doing so without a contract

 

Per JWall, Patrick Reed is now a Nike apparel staffer, and is no longer listed on the Callaway Tour Staff, so his equipment future is unknown.

 

Post any other changes in this thread!

 

Edit:  Jonathan Wall will be post updates within this article as they are made known  https://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2018/01/04/equipment-changes-for-2018.html

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Yeah, this is always fun to follow.

 

I saw Patrick Reed on the GC this morning talking up his Nike deal, basically he wears Nike 24/7 no matter if it's golf, working out, kicking it around home or out casually, and has all sorts of all-weather Nike stuff for the early season tournaments. 

 

Didn't go into his club details though that I saw. 

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:callaway-logo-1:  MAVRIK Sub Zero 9.0 Adilia MSI 60S

:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:callaway-logo-1: MAVRIK 5-A Nippon Modus 105 S 

:callaway-logo-1: MD5 Jaws 54.10 and 58.12 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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For anyone looking for the latest on this type of stuff, Jonathan Wall is an absolute must follow on twitter

 

Jonathan WallVerified account @jonathanrwall
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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Also another signing of a different interest is PXG with Anna Nordquist and Katherine Kirk  :blush:

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:callaway-logo-1:  MAVRIK Sub Zero 9.0 Adilia MSI 60S

:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:callaway-logo-1: MAVRIK 5-A Nippon Modus 105 S 

:callaway-logo-1: MD5 Jaws 54.10 and 58.12 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Duf with the TM driver. That's interesting.

 

 

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Here is the latest from Wall:

 

Callaway

Sergio Garcia (formerly with TaylorMade)
Xander Schauffele (TaylorMade)
Si Woo Kim (TaylorMade)
Hudson Swafford (Bridgestone)
 
Titleist
Brian Harman (TaylorMade)
 
Bettinardi
Francesco Molinari (Free agent)
 
Cleveland/Srixon 

Jamie Sadlowski (Callaway) 

Grayson Murray* (Callaway)
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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Surprise to me was Xander Schauffele.  He won twice last year, including the Tour Championship and earned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Honors with TaylorMade.  Switched to Callaway!!  Must have been a boat load of money to make that switch, or TM has really cut back their sponsorship funds this year as part of a cost cutting move.

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Surprise to me was Xander Schauffele.  He won twice last year, including the Tour Championship and earned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Honors with TaylorMade.  Switched to Callaway!!  Must have been a boat load of money to make that switch, or TM has really cut back their sponsorship funds this year as part of a cost cutting move.

 

He readily admitted that it was about the $$.

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, LLC announced that J.J. Henry has signed an endorsement deal with the Company.  Henry had played with Ben Hogan Golf Equipment earlier in his career.

 

Henry will play a variety of Ben Hogan Golf Equipment.  He will playing PTx mid and short irons and Ft. Worth Hi-Utility Irons. Henry will also have a Ben Hogan Golf Equipment staff bag. 

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Kinda surprised to see Hogan enter the tour endorsement market considering how close they have come to closing their doors just recently.


 

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:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 6-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:cobra-small: King PuR Wedges 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

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Jason Duffner is gaming Mizuno JPX 900 Tour Irons without a contract #PlayedNotPaid

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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Srixon just put out a teaser. Looks like a Ernie Els is joining their staff

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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That would be a good move to Ernie. Still get to play whatever Woods and putter you want. Seems like a great deal for a tour pro.


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:cobra-small:               F6 Baffler (16*)                      Matrix Red Tie 65Q4

:titelist-small:                        816 H1 Hybrid (21*,23*)        Diamana S+ Blue 82 HY

:srixon-small:                        Z765 (5-PW) +2*                    Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw

:titelist-small:                        Vokey SM5 50.08F 54.10M   Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw

:callaway-small:                         PM Grind 60*                         Dynamic Gold S400

:ping-small:                      TR 1966 Anser 2

 

:srixon-small: Z Star ball        

:ping-small:  Pioneer Cart Bag

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Srixon just put out a teaser. Looks like a Ernie Els is joining their staff

 

Don't think it is Srixon based on this tweet:

 

https://twitter.com/Official_XXIO/status/955470918045888512

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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Wow Patrick Reed looks different in Nike. They are making a huge run at putting good players in their clothing. Looks like Reed is using his old Nike irons and woods. I would love to see him play Mizzy clubs and win with them like a few other guys have done.

 

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I'm pretty sure I saw a Bettardini Facebook post stating that Li Haotong is now a member of their Tour staff, with the rest of his bag being TM gear of course.

 

http://www.golfwrx.com/485722/haotong-li-joins-bettinardis-tour-staff-will-play-an-ss3-mallet-putter/

 

I'm surprised that Reed didn't stay with Callaway whilst wearing Nike clothes, in the same vein as Thomas Pieters and Alex Noren. He's currently using Nike clubs in the bag as well.

 

I'm glad that Hudson Swafford is going to Callaway - the guy's a beast off the tee and has been playing well during the 2017 season.


Driver (main): Cobra F9 Speedback (9.0) with Fujikura Atmos 7X (Avalanche White) 

Driver (back-up): Titliest 915 D3 (9.5) with Fujikura Speeder Shaft 757 (Tour Stiff)

3 Wood: Callaway Epic Sub-Zero (15 degrees) in Rogue Max 75g stiff shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 20 degree with Kurokage 80g Stiff Shaft

Irons: PING i200 4-PW in XP 95 shafts with S300 flex (+ 3 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 - 50

              Callaway MD4 - 56 & 60 degrees

Putter: Taylormade TP Collection Soto

Golf Ball: Titliest Pro V1X, Srixon Z-Star ZV & Taylormade TP5X

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It is interesting to see what the players without a contract are putting in the bag.  There are some unusual combinations when a pro can choose every club in the bag.  The sponsored players bags are generally very boring.  

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Driver - Ping G410 Plus 10.5 - Ping Tour 65 Stiff

4 Wood - Callaway Rogue - Project X Evenflow blue 6.0

Hybrids - Titleist 818 H2 -  3(c-1) and 4(c-4) - Tensei CK Blue 70 stiff

Irons - Callaway Apex  CF 16 5-AW - True Temper XP 95 Steel Stiff

Wedges - Ping Glide 54 SS, 58 TS

Putter - Edel e1 Torque balanced

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Where does Tommy Fleetwood end up if he has another stellar year? I can't believe he hasn't been signed yet.

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Where does Tommy Fleetwood end up if he has another stellar year? I can't believe he hasn't been signed yet.

 

He and Brooks Koepka (wrist injury aside) are easily the two biggest free agents.  

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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