The JBEAM ZY-7 Driver Pre-order bank is now officially open at TourSpecGolf! You may contact us directly via email for a custom build [email protected] or purchase directly from the TSG ProShop listing that will launch tomorrow. This driver is only available via specialty JBeam dealers like TSG.
A little background on why the new ZY-7 is such a highly anticipated driver. J-Beam has been known to produce some of the best and longest drivers in all of Japan many of their models have unique spin reduction and launch characteristics. Many brands like Crazy, TRPX and others have sought to collaborate with Jbeam seeking similar performance in their clubs. This new ZY-7 is being used on the Japan Long Drive Tour by JBEAM sponsored player Yasuhiro Yamazaki as a prototype already securing him the top spot twice in his last two events.
The history of Jbeam’s drivers date back more than 30 years where Mr. Kazuhiro-san the father of the current president shown below was a persimmon driver artisan famous in Japan, for years Kazuhiro-san watched his father meticulously grind wooden heads to the specifications of many of Japan’s best professional players. Kazuhiro-san has taken much of what his father has taught him and incorporated modern technology and his personal philosophy on how to create maximum distance for many types of players. Follow the Jump for more information about the new 2016 JBeam ZY-7 Driver.
Introducing the new JBeam TF-Ti Utility Wood – Designed for the widest range of player from higher handicaps to single digit golfers seeking a higher launching long distance easy to use clean contact design. Made using what Jbeam calls Hyper steel which is a high rebound soft impact stainless material coupled with a titanium construction the result is more distance compared to other hybrid clubs. Follow the Jump for more feedback and photos…
Just wanted to post these up of a custom set of SEVEN X SHINAGAWA irons finished in soft black. This is one of my favorite finishes on my favorite blade irons, the soft black finish is very durable yet has a soft feel at impact it has zero glare and gives the iron a stealth look that isn’t too dark or light. Enjoy more photos at all angles after the Jump…
Weeks back I swung by J-Beam’s head quarters to check out their new full titanium TF Fairway Woods. I snapped these photos and was able to hit each loft on the launch monitor against my own gamers. The new TF caters to a wide range of players from the better golfer who wants an easier long distance fairway wood to the mid and high handicapper who is looking to make easy contact with a high penetrating launch. These surprisingly fit the bill for all players. Follow the Jump for more impressions…
Many TSG members and customers already know that PRGR makes some incredibly forgiving and long clubs from drivers to irons and especially fairway woods. Recently PRGR has been releasing more and more non conforming clubs like their “Super” Egg Series. The models designated Super are the non conforming versions, PRGR also has conforming clubs that do not share the Super label.
The PRGR Egg’s in general have been known for years to be very long and straight fairway woods and this new model here is a high rebound stretched design with an emphasis on distance and forgiveness. Follow the Jump for more photos…
Looking for the best Japan Made Hybrid Shaft Available? I get this question a lot and while there are many options few I can suggest with the utmost confidence up until now. Introducing the Crazy STP UT shaft, for those not familiar with the STP series it stands for “Step” Crazy Shaft Co. Purchased the patent for this carbon step technology a couple of years ago and created what I believe is the most straight shooting carbon or steel shaft ever made, the STP Iron Shaft. Usually only steel shafts have a step in them now that has changed. The Original STP IRON shaft plays very stiff to flex and is weight to frequency matched meaning you can’t select a weight in any flex they are only sold in specific weight flex combinations. The STP iron shaft is also the lowest flight most spin reducing iron shaft I have ever played and our customer feedback mirrors my opinion. The same concept and technology in the STP irons now flows into the STP Utility Shaft but the key adjustment is that it’s not as stiff, these play true to flex with a more vibrant feel yet extremely straight.
What can also be done is we can have Crazy tip the shafts to play stiffer or softer per the customers request to fine tune to their preferences. The new Crazy STP Utility Shafts are now in stock and shipping immediately shaft only or you can contact [email protected] to set you up with a highly recommended head. Follow the Jump for more photos…
This is the last of the five SEVEN X GOLDS FACTORY putters produced in our first run. The previous four sold quickly after posting as will this one. This is based on the same SM490A blank sole design and modified by Gold’s Factory. This one here is a more simple design featuring horizontal PZ milling which is one of the most requested face designs at Gold’s Factory that is known to produce a soft feel with end over end roll. The weight has been increased with dual overlap tungsten weighting on the sole, and the putter has been finished in an anti-glare soft black with a hand polished sole. The shaft has been upgraded to the Teramoto black shaft, and a gold finished VM tech insert installed to bring the weight up and dampen the putter feel for a more rewarding impact.
The putter is made to 34″ with an Elite iB67 White grip it’s head weight is 385 grams. Expect it to be listed in the TSG Pro Shop later this week and for more photos follow the Jump…
Honma TW-BM Limited Edition Irons – Introducing a new limited edition Honma muscle back iron coming June 17th to TourSpecGolf. Designed with specific input from JPGA Tour champion Hideo Tanihara for a more forgiving user-friendly blade design. While it looks very similar to the TW727 series muscle back’s this one features a unique forged material process that Honma has labelled VPF or Variation Productive Force. This combination of a more user-friendly design and manufacturing also produces a softer more supple feel at impact.
The only shafts available will be the Vizard series I and IB models with the standard shaft being the IB-95 Stiff Flex. I have a lot of experience with these shafts as do many of TSG’s Honma’s customers, they improve feel at impact as they are made of carbon yet the IB models play stiff to flex even compared to steel shafts in the same weight. These shafts feature steel fibers in the tip section for improved accuracy via a stiffer tip section.
As you can see in the image below the new Honma TW-BM is slighter longer heel to toe and taller from bottom to top. The sole is also more narrow, and it does have a touch more offset. TSG will be announcing more info as it becomes available with in hand photos before release. These are limited edition and will go quickly, so we are adding these to the TSG ProShop as soon as possible.
A-GRIND DST Fairway Wood – The latest creation by A-Grind’s Ako-san! This one I have not hit but was able to stick onto a shaft for some photos, my review to come later but for now enjoy the pics and breakdown after the jump…
Titleist VG3 Series Utility Woods – I would have to say these do a very good job at who they were designed to help, the mid to high handicap player. I’ve hit this for a few holes now and had range time with them and they are an absolute pleasure to hit IF you are looking for something long, straight, and forgiving yet it has a bit of size to it.
The most interesting attribute is it’s face shape, in fact the entire VG3 series shares very unique face shapes when looking head on. As you can see below very few if any woods share the same style. Ready for more? Follow the Jump Please…