No Driver - shaft broke and need to upgrade driver
Callaway XR Pro 16 3 Wood 14* (Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 765 FW S flex)
Mizuno MP 68 3-PW (Rifle 5.5) Bent 2* strong
Callaway MD4 50* (S), 54* (W), 58* (S)
Odyssey O-Works Back #1
Callaway Chrome Soft X
CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar. 5, 2019 – Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced that Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open Champion, has joined its Tour Professional Staff. He will play Callaway woods, irons, wedges, an Odyssey Putter, and a Chrome Soft Golf Ball, and he will use a Callaway Staff Bag.
“I am joining Callaway because I’m so impressed by their equipment,” said Molinari. “More than anything, I’m looking forward to playing the new Epic Flash Driver and the Chrome Soft X Golf Ball. The ball speed gains that I’m getting from the driver are unbelievable. And this golf ball is the best one that I’ve ever played. The performance from tee-to-green, especially the feel and control, is exactly what I want.”
This week, Molinari will make his Callaway tournament debut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour. He will have all Callaway equipment in his bag for the event, including an Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver, an Epic Flash Sub Zero Fairway Wood, Apex MB 18 Irons, Mack Daddy 4 Wedges, an Odyssey Toulon Madison Putter with a new Stroke Lab Shaft, and a Chrome Soft X Ball.
A native of Turin, Italy, Molinari is coming off a remarkable 2018 campaign, highlighted by his first major win at The Open Championship. He also won the BMW PGA Championship and the Quicken Loans National last year, and he posted a perfect 5-0 record for the victorious European Team at the 2018 Ryder Cup. He enters this week as the 10th ranked player in the world.
You can follow Francesco on Twitter: @F_Molinari and on Instagram: @chiccogolf
And you thought forum testing season was over huh? Well, you should know at My Golf Spy, testing never sleeps. Whether it’s the Most Wanted Testing, Forum Testing or just plain unofficial forum members doing their own testing, we are always anxious to hear about something new on the market.
So the good folks at Callaway reached with a set of 2019 Big Bertha irons to be reviewed. So as we did earlier this year, we put our heads together and came up with who we feel will be a fine selection to put these to the test.
And we came up with the perfect Spy in our opinon, please join Dawg Daddy as he shares his thoughts on these irons over the next 4 weeks or so.
Normally this is where we would write a bit of a promo piece about the irons while the selection process is going on. But since Dawg Daddy has had these in hand for a short time, we don’t want to spoil any of his Stage 1 impressions on looks and initial thoughts.
As we did during some of the later season reviews, Dawg Daddy is ready and able to answer any questions you throw at him along the way, he doesn’t have to save anything for Stage 2. These are expected to be one of the biggest selling irons on the market next year and will definitely get a lot of attention, so fire away with any questions you might have for him.