Gear Sneak Peaks


Bridgestone Tour-B JGR 2017

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Introducing the new 2017 Bridgestone Tour-B JGR Series Woods & Irons – Bridgestone is flying under the radar with many new Japan releases like the CBP & X-HI series irons along with their latest JGR line.  The general theme I get from looking over the tech and specs of this new series is that it caters to the decent amateur player almost a more forgiving version of their original Tour B models.  The line up consists of a new driver, fairway wood, hybrid and two new forged irons.  I am also thankful these have fixed hosel’s.  Bridgestone offers optional wrench and weights for those who want to tinker with bias and balance.  Lots more on these new BS clubs!  Follow the jump…

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The New PRGR EGG Series Woods and Irons!

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Introducing the new PRGR EGG Series!  New Driver, fairway woods, utilities, irons, and even golf balls are scheduled to release mid September.  I have had demos for weeks now and have hit them we will be posting individual club reviews this and next week.  Needless to say I was very impressed and know these will fit a wide segment of amateur players who prioritize distance, forgiveness and technology over all else.

PRGR has been doing the EGG series for many years known as super long,  higher launching and forgiving golf clubs.  PRGR as a brand really pushes the envelope when it comes to design beating to a different drum compared to other golf companies,  they measure information differently and use unexpected solutions to solve problems for the player.  From measuring grip speed over club head speed to using open faces on most of their clubs (measured differently) PRGR also seems to patent a lot of their technology and sometimes feature multiple patents in a single product.  The parent co. of PRGR also known as Pro Gear in Japan is the Yokohama Rubber Co.  They make tires,  hoses,  industrial materials for all types of craft.   Follow the Jump to get a brief run down of of the new Egg 2017!

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Seven x Benock Putter User Review

 

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Alright,  putter lovers, gather around for my review of the Seven x Benock Putter.!! Smooth and balanced stroke is easy with this putter.   Feel at impact is.. Ummmm  “PERRRRFECT” .. how do they do it?    I always thought CNC machined irons and putters would feel soul less and cold and that manual grinding by an experienced craftsman was the only way to make putters and irons lively and special.   Click here for more…

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Kiwami – Non Conforming Golf Balls!!

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As some of you may know,  R&A and USGA both have strict regulations against ball performance.    Balls deemed as confirming will essentially perform within the ranges specified by the rules.  In other words, no matter which conforming ball you play with,  they should fly similar distances under regulated impact conditions.

Enter the “Kiwami Premium” golf balls by Idea Japan.  Click read more to continue…

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First look: Miura Golf CB-2008 Irons

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Your looking at Miura golf’s new CB-2008 iron! For the first time in 4 years Miura will update the 2000 series! The Long irons are 2 piece while the short irons 1 piece. It features the widest sole in any of their line up!  What miura is doing is actually genius,  they are using the capabilities of their partner in taiwan together with Miura’s polishing,  grinding capabilities to create some seriously sexy looking irons that have tech like undercuts or 2 piece heads.  We smell only success in their future if new releases continue to look like this.


Titleist 718 T-MB New for 2017!

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Introducing the New Titleist T-MB 718 Irons – The 2017 Japan Golf Fair is nearing just a couple of months away scheduled to take place during the last week of March.  We are expecting many new Japan Only Titleist clubs mostly due to the fact that we are getting notices of current models being discontinued.  It started with the Vokey Cold Forged then the T-MB and now we are starting learn a bit more about what’s next to come from Titleist.

Like the 716 T-MB the new 718 T-MB by Titleist looks like a muscle back but features a hollow structure making it very forgiving for it’s size.  This is the first sight of a model named “718”  with the 716 series destined to be replaced with the same moniker on the future.  Titleist has expanded the tungsten structure on the heel and toe side bringing the MOI up and lowering the CG to make it even easier to hit.   We do expect a #2 iron as well.  Titleist Japan is saying that they have found a way to make the new T-MB more forgiving than even the current model AP2.   TSG will have pre-orders up for these very shortly so stay tuned!

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TourSpecGolf Now Offers Tour-B’s in Custom Finish Woods & Irons!

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Great news Bridgestone fans TSG is now offering factory customizations on the the Tour-B’s from Bridgestone Golf.  This includes a large variety of paint colors for the woods as well as seven different plating options for the irons.  The prices are pretty reasonable woods cost 80 bucks for a new coat of paint and the irons are 35 per head to change the finish.  You also have the option to match grips, ferrules, and paint fill.  Please inquire with [email protected]

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Honma Black Mirror TW737P Irons

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This is a custom set of Honma Tour World TW737P Irons – TSG is now offering these to our clients via email order and in the TSG ProShop.  The “P” model is the most forgiving in the TourWorld line up It is the only cast iron of the TW737 series.  Honma has been a leader in golf specific castings for decades and is implementing a new soft iron casting manufacturing method.

Honma has also thinned out the top line yet still managed to keep the CG low.  The face itself is a hot hybrid steel material for improved distance.  Behind the impact zone Honma has strengthend and thickened the area for a softer more mild impact.  The TW737P is the most forgiving of the TW series,  then one step more forgiving is the BeZeal line up followed by the Beres models for seniors, smoother, and female golfers.  Follow the Jump for some more beautiful photos…

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Another Fine Set of Mizuno Yoro Craft MP-66’s

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Hello Beautiful…  MP-66 Yoro Craft Irons and TSG has thrown the kitchen sink into these.  Where to start?  The MP-66’s are Mizuno’s newest iron,  it’s Japan Only and Mizunos new flagship players CB.  It’s small,  soft, and forgiving.   Much more forgiving than it’s predecessor.

Our customers absolutely love the MP-5,  MP-55 and MP-66.  The feedback has been outstanding in feel and forgiveness across all three of those models.   When you add over the top options to these sets it takes them from great to amazing depending on your specific needs.   We got some great pics to drool at after the jump…

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AK Putters by Ako-san of A-GRIND

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Ako-san of A-GRIND has formally announced his new company AK Putters.   I’ve been sitting on these putters until the new year and  now have had ample time to test them on  greens.  This particular putter in my photos is not a standard finish,  it is TSG Club Works Black Nickel Finish.  The model is called the AK01 Stealth and standard they are offered in both silver and black finishes.

CNC Milled of SUS303 this new stealth  has a deep milled face.  The head weight itself is set to 345 grams.   Available in straight shaft or W bend shaft.  4* loft with a 71* lie. Ready for my impressions?  Follow the jump please…

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This putter feels like a precision instrument.  I love me  good center shaft putter especially one that has the visuals to inspire creativity opening a possible new path to the hole.  The deep mill in the pic above greatly improves feel.  SUS303 tends to be firm with excellent feedback as is but the face on this does two things,  the first is helps the ball roll straighter vs thinner mill or flatter faces.  The second is it softens the feel at impact.

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It looks like s stealth fighter to me,  it makes me think of the word “blade” it’s a very workable putter yet it’s thick top line gives off a forgiving aesthetic.  The center shaft vs W shaft is all preference,  go dead straight if you have less of an arc or the W if you have some bend in your stroke.

Why did I refinish this?  It looks great in standard finishes but in Black Nickel it looks outrageously sexy especially with the logo in a color that matches the grip.  The shafts on these are what’s called over hosel design not the easiest thing to find but it comes with the putter and that’s all you need to get the ball rolling.

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Batman’s ninja star above – so most putters have a higher MOI as they position a lot of weight back deep and center  this AK01 Stealth pushes the mass outward deep and away from center.  I think that’s where the workable comes from.   It’s such a good design.

The feel off the face is just right,  the black has no glare,  it’s just a well done putter that is unique and screams Ako-san’s work.  Who?  Yusuke Ako who was the lead designer for Royal Collection from 2004 to 2013 for all their clubs including woods, irons, wedges, and utilities.  Then recently started his own label called A-Grind.  TSG has created a nice sized following for A-Grind.  They are reasonable prices the woods, irons, and wedges are killer and now with his new separate series AK Putters it completes the line up.

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The new AK putters will be in the TSG ProShop Shortly,  I am also shooting, testing, and writing up a blog post on the AK Blade as well.   The AK01 Stealth retails for 400 dollars and TSG can also change the finish,  specs, grip,  paint fill as well.

 

 



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