What’s In The Bag/WITB Week Continues! So fun…
Previous WITB Week Posts:
The Truth About What’s In The Bag Photos/Articles
Why Is This Boring? What Does WITB Really Mean?
What’s In My Bag? Thanks for asking…
I field many requests asking what’s in my personal bag. Because I review so many clubs throughout a given season, my bag changes often. There are positions in my bag which are very solid, and it is doubtful that a new club will replace them. That does not mean a particular club will not be given the opportunity to oust a starter from the gamer lineup. The most solid position is the putter. Mine is hand-made by Grant Mackay in Dornoch, Scotland. I’m in the middle of reviewing an entire set of irons, a new wedge, and a new driver. Therefore my WITB is in a test mode. I’ll post both versions of my WITB below, the first being my 2014 gamer set. This is a valid WITB because of the WRX watermark. Don’t be fooled by imposters. Real WITB photos must have a watermark, since they’re such valuable assets and one must protect them from theft or misuse.
WITB – Tony Korologos 2014 River Oaks Club Champion
The Gamer Bag Above Features
The Current WITB with test clubs includes the following below:
Photos of Current Test Gear – Reviews coming soon…
Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge
Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons
Powerbilt Air Force One Driver
New ZStar Golf Balls for 2015
Bridgestone Golf e7 Flower Pattern Dimple Highlighted
FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe
My short game needs all the help it can get. Last night I had a Ouija board in action, summoning my short game demons in hopes of exercising them. That was before the shaman came over and burned some sagebrush and did an out-of-body gig. If those procedures don’t work, perhaps this new Mizuno wedge is the ticket…
Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge
In for review here at Hooked On Golf Blog is the new, and very sharp looking Mizuno MP-5T wedge. The flavor du jour is a 56 degree with 10 degrees of bounce. That’s perfect for my setup, and great for the sand.
I’ll be testing soon. Stay tuned for a detailed review, not a fly-by like other websites do…
I have a few more photos of this wedge in the Hooked On Golf Blog Mizuno MP-T5 photo gallery.
Bridgestone Golf is known mostly as a golf ball company, but they make some killer clubs. I know, because I’ve gamed many from the J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons to the J40 445 Driver.
Bridgestone has updated their 2015 lineup and just announced their newest irons. There are four models:
- J15MB Muscle Backs
- J15CB Cavity Backs
- J15DF Driving Forged Irons
- J15DPF Dual Pocket Forged Irons
For details and the full press release on these new irons check out the Bridgestone J15 Irons press release on the HOG sister-site, HOGWire.biz, a golf newswire. Enjoy the photos below.
I really loved the J40 445 driver from Bridgestone Golf a couple of years ago. It is still in my driver rotation. Now they have a new model out, the J715. I’m not sure what the numbers mean, except the 15 is for 2015.
Follow the embedded tweet below for the press release.
In May of 2014 I put the Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta Fairway Metalwood (yeah long name) in my bag and it has been my gamer ever since. This is the sweetest 3-metalwood I’ve ever hit and is absolutely the best golf club reviewed here at Hooked On Golf Blog in the calendar year of 2014.
Thanks much in part to the XCG7 Beta Fairway Metalwood I recorded more eagles this season than I have in any other. I’m reaching par-5’s in two much more often, some shots ending up inside of 2-3 feet! There’s nothing better than watching your opponent’s shoulders shrink when you drain a 2-foot eagle putt when he just pressed the bet!
When driver is too much or I need to be SURE to hit the fairway at a critical time in the round or the match, the XCG7 is the go-to club and performs perfectly.
The XCG7 is long, sounds sweet, and has a fantastic feel with great feedback. The super-sweet ping sound tells me I just nutted another one.
Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta Fairway
Not only is the feel and sound of this metalwood fantastic, so is the look. I really like the matte black finish on this club. No obnoxious and busy paint job on this club. The club, not the paint job, does the work.
For the full story on this killer fairway metalwood, check out the Hooked On Golf Blog XCG7 Beta Fairway review.
Congratulations to Tour Edge on winning this year’s Best Golf Club award! Well deserved.