This is not a putter by SEVEN, it is a Benock Putter by Jun Okuda which was personally made for me at his factory in Kyoto Japan. Because TSG owns the brand SEVEN I decided to deck it out in our style using one of my favorite shapes that Benock offers the ANDIRA.
The only way to purchase a Benock putter is by a personal fitting in their Tokyo studio or the Kyoto HQ Factory. This is unlike any other fitting as Benock has the capabilities to custom design your putter to your specs adjusting all dimensions mathematically to reach what is best for your stroke and putting tendencies. Ready for more? Follow the Jump…
Introducing the REONESS RI-51 Irons forged of soft S20C carbon steel using an original mold made specifically for REONESS. Designed by H.W Kan and a small team of JPGA players these irons provide the control of a higher COG with the forgiveness of a low COG placement iron.
Just enough meat was placed behind the impact zone to provide a nice soft sensation at impact while keeping it very workable for the better player. Follow the Jump for more photos…
Introducing the Itobori Driver – TSG has acquired a limited number of these heads ( UPDATE: SOLD OUT! ) the new Itobori Driver is made using a super hot DAT55 face material and titanium body, it features a deep round face that feels soft at impact and launches the ball on a medium trajectory with low spin for straighter shots and optimal carry distance and roll.
Itobori will be releasing a few varients of this club in different finishes and specs in the future but for now if you need one it’s slim picking as TSG can’t hold on to them fast enough. Please inquire with email@example.com to pre order yours now. Follow the Jump for more Photos…
Areso E13 Custom Mallet Tuned by Gold’s Factory – This is one special putter, first off it’s not your normal Areso putter this one has no logo in the back cavity. The standard weights have also been removed for custom handmade golds factory tungsten inserts which are much heavier bringing the head weight up to 400g. The E13 mallet was then refinished in NiCr Satin, standard this putter is usually black and we often find NiCr finishes provide a softer more dense feel at impact.
The E13 has a flare tip hosel it’s slightly toe heavy for those that have a regular arc in their putting stroke. It’s CNC milled on a 4-Axis machine made of S25C so it feels nice and soft at impact. Follow the jump for more photos…
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..
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…
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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