It was a great week at The King’s house! The golf course is immaculate, and as you can see by the scores thus far, it’s playing ridiculously tough. I’m being dead serious; the rough to my eye looked longer than we what we saw at Torrey for the 21′ Open. It’s wicked.
On-site for the Callaway Tour Team, we had Tour Manager Jacob Davidson, Kellen Watson, Dean Teykl, Greg Shaw, and Odyssey’s Steve Mata.
We are getting to that point in the year where the tension ramps up, and the prospect of the big one in Augusta, Ga, is drawing near. It’s go time.
Enjoy the report:)
K.Na put the Rogue ST Pro’s in the bag this week:) Talking with him a bit on the range, he was intrigued by the ball speed he was getting and the launch on the longer irons. We shall see if they stay in, but it is cool to see these irons get some play on the big show.
Henrik Stenson had two new Rogue ST LS Max drivers built up as a potential replacement to his current Epic Speed Max LS gamer. Kellen Watson built up two options for Henrik:
- Rogue ST Max LS (Retail): Went apples to apples against his gamer, tweaked some internal weighting (9@8, 6GF, 8GB)
- Rogue ST Max LS T: (9@8 7GF, 8GB)
Henrik also had a Rogue ST LS 3+ (ADJ) (firstname.lastname@example.org, 209 head weight, 59 lie) with the PX Swedish Special (43.5, Tipped 2, D5). According to Kellen, Stenson liked the new setup and will keep it close if his famous Octane ever dies.
This week, Talor Gooch added an X21 UT (22) to the bag. He has been in an X-Forged CB but was looking for something that would get the ball up a bit while keeping the same versatility that he got with the XFCB.
Gooch also made some loft adjustments to his Apex MB 8 and 9 irons taking the loft down on the eight from 38 to 36.5 and the nine from 42 to 40.5. Kellen said it was to tighten the yardage gaps and knock spin down a bit.
Leish, who has been testing some different options in that no-mans-land portion of the bag (IE between 3-wood and 4-iron) put a new Mavrik SZ 7-wood with a Fujikura Ventus Black 9X (20@19, 41.5 inches, D2.5, 60 LIE)
Kellen Watson dialed in some new 3-woods for Mav, building him a new potential gamer which was a Rogue ST LS HL (email@example.com, 4GF, 4G Hotmelt underneath chevron) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7X (42.5, Tipped 2, D4) and a REALLY Hot Rogue ST 💎💎💎T HL (firstname.lastname@example.org, 14GF, D4). The 💎💎💎T will be on stand-by for courses that require a bit more distance, but at the moment, it’s just too much of a missile launcher.
Jon Rahm now has a Rogue ST 💎💎💎T to test next week at the Players. The new 5-wood is (email@example.com, D4, 59.1 lie, 14G sole weight, 3.5G internal in the back center portion). It’s shafted up with a GD Tour AD DI (Black) 8X (42 Inches, Tipped 2, D4). Pics on this next week.
Xander Schauffele (not in the field this week) will also have a new 3-wood to test next week. Kellen built up a new Rogue ST 💎💎💎 3-wood (firstname.lastname@example.org, D2.5, 58 lie) with an MCA Kai’Li White 70TX (43.25 cut, Tipped 1.5). Kellen worked with Xander a bit at the Genesis, and based on that session, he added some loft and adjusted the weighting putting a 2G sole weight in and adding 2G of internal weighting to the crown. My hunch is that this one will be the winner.
In other news…..
True Temper is testing a new shaft, The Dynamic Gold Tour X100 MID. It’s a Higher launch, mid-spin part at x100 weight. The idea is to give X100 players that seek a bit more spin and launch a place to go. I built up a set this week, and I’m in love:)