Areso Golf Designs by Rock Wu – You may have heard of Areso Putters they popped up a few years back with designs that look to be from the future. Seriously some of the putters look like they should be in a transformers movie that is so beyond the traditionalist designs most brands adhere to today. The man behind the name is Rock Wu; he is a genius in bio mechanics and club design. He has done so much work behind the scenes for big brands I’m afraid to talk about it due to the legality of it. Let me just say anything that comes from his table if your eye agrees with it or not it’s got a technical purpose that is well researched and validated. Rock Wu has co-developed materials with companies and has been an integral part of developments that have PGA Tour victories. At another time with his permission, I may be able to delve deeper into his success.
We have a beautiful putter here it’s the C90 by Areso Golf, and we sent it to Gold’s Factory for a refinish and tungsten weights installed. Follow the Jump and we will go over what makes this putter special.
Burning Copper Finish – This can be done to any of Itobori’s golf clubs including Irons, Wedges, and Putters. It’s a finish that starts off as copper then it’s torched by hand to have a unique look to it so no two wedges are exactly alike. Over time the wedge begins to patina creating a more chocolate rust colored tone to it. Please follow the jump for more photos..
It’s Itobori week here at TSG as we work hard at promoting the extraordinary work of Mayuki Takai. This Itobori wedge features a copper finish combined with a custom smooth polished and orange translucent paint fill. Follow the Jump for more photos…
Yesterday we introduced ITOBORI by Mayuki Takai to TourSpecGolf followed by a separate blog post on their ARAKENMA S15C Wedge in Black Boron Finish. Today we are revealing their amazing combo set built around their newly released Driving Iron and combined with their Cavity and Muscle Backs. With Itobori, everything is custom from the finish to stamping, sole grind, head weight, offset and other more exotic requests that we can accommodate. We work with the customer to define their needs, desires and build specs then manage the order from start till finish. This set I will highlight in this blog post is also very custom so follow the Jump for more photos and complete description…
Introducing ITOBORI GOLF by Mayuki Takai – Ready for something special? TourSpecGolf is proud to announce our partnership with MTG Golf Studio.
We have prepared tons t of special feature content to showcase the crafting and customizations of Mayuki Takai (MTG). Every Itobori golf club is made to order by one man’s hands for a truly dynamic and custom experience. Follow the Jump for the story of the man and his brand…
Pro Gears Longest Distance & Length Driver – The 2016 PRGR Super Egg Long-Spec. By combining a high rebound head that has a cor rating over 0.85 with a 46.75″ length shaft and the already super long PRGR Egg design Pro Gear is touting this as the longest driver in golf. Ready for more? Follow the Jump…
A couple weeks ago I posted photos of a new wedge by a company called Razzle Dazzle. A long time friend and associate Abe-san formerly of RomaRo Golf who I haven’t seen in years surprised me with a tap the shoulder at the 2016 Japan Golf Fair “Hey Chris!” what a pleasant surprise to see he is doing well and has started a brand that immediately had JPGA tour players support.
These wedges are unique and feature a high bounce in 13* and 15* making them very easy to play. A “Claw Sole” has been notched into the toe area it starts almost midway on the sole with enough relief to give the player a good amount of play to open and tilt the face.
Normally in a Satin Finish TSG Club Works has put their special touch on these giving them a unique and durable black boron finish. This finish is a plating so it holds up very well, the black also hides size making this wedge appear more compact so in the end you can have a very forgiving wedge that doesn’t look oversized at all. Follow the Jump for more…
Introducing the Ryoma Maxima 2016 Driver – Here are your first in hand photos and review of what is one of the most highly anticipated drivers from a Japanese golf brand this year. Three years in the making Ryoma claims to have made a significant improvement in all around club head performance over the previous version (D1 Maxima) which was released nearly three years ago. If you have tried any of Ryoma Golf’s clubs you know, they are not just another club made for the sale of release they often bring the player better and tangible results over most other clubs on the market.
My review will highlight my thoughts against it’s predecessor, Please Follow the Jump for more pictures and a review…
The New 2016 Ryoma Maxima Driver – Back in March we sat down with Mr. Tanihara President and Designer of Ryoma Golf a man who we consider a genius and separate from the traditional golf industry in Japan with a background in medical science and technology. During our meeting he pushed across the table a couple of new prototypes and asked us not to take any photos, what I had in my hands was the next generation 2016 Ryoma Maxima. This club is three years in the making as Mr. Tanihara wanted to see large tangible improvements over his competitor’s performance. Everything was re-evaluated and designed completely from the ground up starting with the material and featuring new manufacturing methods.
Below is the official press release translated into English:
Our companies policy is to only release a new product when there is a performance difference from previous versions. The new 2016 Maxima is the first driver to be released in three years following the D-1 in 2009 and the D-1 MAXIMA in 2013.
The New 2016 Maxima driver’s greatest features are the world’s lowest center of gravity and the high rebound initial velocity.
The New “2016 Ryoma MAXIMA” is a complete revision of the original design. It further improves on the company’s own patented DSI technology and has achieved the astounding feat of outperforming its famed predecessor by a distance of 10 yards on each shot. Designed using an unprecedented new forging method involving a new technique that utilizes every last gram of head weight to create the best distance driver in golf today.
An “under press Cup crown” featuring a bend angle of up to 130 degrees was created, which is impossible for all other titanium alloys. The welding position has been substantially lowered, and extremely high-density 17g tungsten powder was employed in the design of the new “anti-roll power booster”. A lowering of the center of gravity corresponding to a score line interval of 5mm per club was implemented while maintaining the deep face shape, which achieved a low center of gravity rate of 50%.
Compared to ordinary drivers from other companies, the back spin has been reduced by 900 rpm on average. Also the average initial velocity was improved by 3.8mph as a result of the strengthening of the spring effect extending across the body. Our company has created an unrivaled high-performance club that belongs in a new category of its own. By continuing to create products that perform beyond their price, we strive to remain a producer trusted by golfers.
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The New 2016 VG3 Driver – I first hit this club back several months ago at the Tokyo Golf Show only issue was it was inside a swing cage and I wasn’t really in review mode, well a couple of weeks ago I was able to take it out for a round at TPC San Antonio which is a lovely track I’m familiar with and got to give her a good run.
It’s a Japan Only Premium offering from Titleist that caters to a wide range of player from the smoother swinging low handicap to even the high handicap golfer. So what makes it premium? It’s the 811 Ti body and the SP700 Forged Cup Face these are top grade materials often only used in the very best JDM drivers. It’s a High MOI driver with an elongated shape and what Titleist calls a center axis cg location, It’s got the active recoil channel and sure fit adapter as well. On to my thoughts after the Jump…