Ernie Els WITB: shot at the 2014 RBC Heritage

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  • JKinzeyJKinzey Members  27WRX Points: 55Posts: 27 Bunkers
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    No hybrids this week? And why two lob wedges?
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  • smiley9929smiley9929 Bless Your Heart! Members  1029WRX Points: 40Handicap: 4Posts: 1,029 Platinum Tees
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    cool wedges !
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  • Bob57Bob57 Members  2933WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,933
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    Those irons are among the most hideous looking since the old VAS cleveland irons. Talk about a total change from what Ernie has played in the past...
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  • easylittle5woodeasylittle5wood Members  1337WRX Points: 200Posts: 1,337 Platinum Tees
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    I know they're not pretty but I'd like to see those irons pop up on ebay or elsewhere with their tour component dealers. Would be interesting to hit; in the latest GD he mentions how soft they feel. Obviously a player of his caliber isn't just saying that, they obviously have tour feel otherwise he wouldn't game them.
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  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Members  6264WRX Points: 1,046Handicap: 8Posts: 6,264 Titanium Tees
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    Is he really playing a heavier shaft in his driver than his fairways? What shaft is that in the driver?
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    Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max 9° | Ventus Black Velocore 7
    3wd: Titleist TS2 15° (C1) | Diamana D+ LTD 70
    Hybrid: Callaway Apex 18° | AD-DI 95
    Irons: Callaway X Forged UT 21° | AD-DI 105/ MP 20 MMC 5-PW | PX Catalyst 100
    Wedges: Vokey SM8 raw 50°F (Handground S), 54°S, 58°M (Handground A) | DG Black Onyx
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89

  • madaboutgolfmadaboutgolf Members  1016WRX Points: 66Posts: 1,016 Platinum Tees
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    irons too ugly for words !!
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    Taylormade M2 D type 12*
    Taylormade M2 3 wood
    Taylormade M4 5 wood
    Taylormade RBZ 3 Hybrid/Callaway Hawkeye 7 wood.
    Taylormade M6 irons 5 to pw,aw, sw, 2 degrees upright +half an inch longer
    Callaway PM grind mack daddy 60 wedge
     taylormade Burner speed/RBZ soft balls
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  • masegolf1978masegolf1978 Members  925WRX Points: 98Posts: 925 Golden Tee
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    I love Ernie. But man, those irons....particularly with the generally classic/simple irons he has played in the past.
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    Taylormade 2016 m2 9.5 Whiteboard 73 stiff
    Titleist 910f 15 diamana whiteboard 83 stiff
    M2 2017 19 tour ad-di hybrid
    titleist 710 mb 4-pw
    Vokey 52,56
    Tons of putters
  • nova6868nova6868 Members  4913WRX Points: 291Handicap: 2.1Posts: 4,913 Titanium Tees
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    The irons look fine at addresss. Who cares what the cavity looks like?
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  • tembolo1284tembolo1284 Boom Boom Banned  20715WRX Points: 1Handicap: BeefPosts: 20,715 Titanium Tees
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    Very nice setup! Love the wood shafts!
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  • SC-TX 88SC-TX 88 Members  1089WRX Points: 126Posts: 1,089 Platinum Tees
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    Wasn't he using a Jetspeed driver not that long ago? Guess he didn't need a free fairway or hybrid...
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    M5 9.0 w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX tipped 1”
    SIM TI 3 (actual 15.4; set one click lower) w/Tensei Pro White 80 TX tipped 1.5”
    Miura MB 001 3-PW w/ PX LZ 7.0
    Taylormade MG Bronze 52.09, 56.12, 60.09 (all with Blackout PX LZ 6.5)
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  • golfwaregolfware Members  4794WRX Points: 161Posts: 4,794 Titanium Tees
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    MAn!! Those irons are hard on the eyes. Looks like something from TRON. Good grief. Nice driver and fwy though.
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  • FarstFarst Members  208WRX Points: 0Handicap: 6.0Posts: 208
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    OTR callie mid with a non counterbalanced grip! the SW on that putter must be off the scale heavy!
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  • Lefty94Lefty94 Members  1513WRX Points: 55Posts: 1,513 Bunkers
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    I assume those irons are some sort of tour issue and not the retail versions....is that correct?
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    XR 16 15* PX 6.0
    XHot Pro 3 hy PX 6.0
    Callaway 09 X Forged 3i, 5-pw - PX 6.0
    Callaway MD3 52*, 56*, 60* KBS Tour
    Odyssey Vera B/W/B #7,
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  • RDP1979RDP1979 Members  17WRX Points: 0Posts: 17
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    According to our Adams rep, Ernie is playing a tour version of the XTD iron. He thought they would be available to the public this summer at some point. Guess we'll find out.
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  • ctmason_98ctmason_98 TOTALLY outta the bag... Members  1832WRX Points: 105Handicap: BIGPosts: 1,832 Platinum Tees
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    Those irons are actually growing on me. Something must be wrong with me.



    In all seriousness though I agree with the above poster, they do look great at address. And wasn't Ernie quoted in Golfweek or Golf Digest just recently (forget which one) saying that the irons were one-off prototypes?
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  • dirtyricdirtyric Members  34WRX Points: 0Posts: 34
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    Ernie is getting worse than Phil will all the putter / grip changes as of late… SLDR this week, Jetspeed last week at the Master's, can't seem to settle on anything yet.
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  • pga43pga43 GolfWRX.com's Tour Photographer Nashville,_ TNMarshals  9516WRX Points: 959Posts: 9,516 Marshals
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    Lefty94 wrote:


    I assume those irons are some sort of tour issue and not the retail versions....is that correct?




    There is only one set, that I know of. Was told that there wasn't even a backup set made. Tour reps were pushing for one or two more sets so if something happened to EE's clubs, they would have a set for him.





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  • Lefty94Lefty94 Members  1513WRX Points: 55Posts: 1,513 Bunkers
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    pga43 wrote:

    Lefty94 wrote:


    I assume those irons are some sort of tour issue and not the retail versions....is that correct?




    There is only one set, that I know of. Was told that there wasn't even a backup set made. Tour reps were pushing for one or two more sets so if something happened to EE's clubs, they would have a set for him.





    Greg




    Thanks for the info. Crazy to think that there is only 1 set of these for him.
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    XR 16 15* PX 6.0
    XHot Pro 3 hy PX 6.0
    Callaway 09 X Forged 3i, 5-pw - PX 6.0
    Callaway MD3 52*, 56*, 60* KBS Tour
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    dirtyric wrote:


    Ernie is getting worse than Phil will all the putter / grip changes as of late… SLDR this week, Jetspeed last week at the Master's, can't seem to settle on anything yet.




    A lot of the driver changes are made because of course conditions at Augusta and the need for higher launch angle (carry vs roll) and iron changes have to do, once again with higher launch and/or more spin (greens were rock hard).



    The conditions at Hilton Head for the RBC is quite a bit different.





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  • FarstFarst Members  208WRX Points: 0Handicap: 6.0Posts: 208
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    what about the putter isn't it dumb heavy?
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  • SwingLikeElkSwingLikeElk Lantana, TXMembers  1025WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,025 Platinum Tees
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    Ernie's irons are a bit different but whatever works. Kenny Perry's Red Line irons are different too. I have never hit them though and that must be the key.
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  • dirtyricdirtyric Members  34WRX Points: 0Posts: 34
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    I understand the driver's coming in and out of the bag, but I thought I seen a article a week or so ago about Ernie saying the Jetspeed was working better for his ball flight. I hope he get's his putter going again, would like to see one more major from Ernie. I must say the irons are growing on me, a few months ago I thought they looked terrible...
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    Farst wrote:


    what about the putter isn't it dumb heavy?




    Not exceptionally heavy
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  • notlonufnotlonuf Members  452WRX Points: 52Handicap: 3Posts: 452 Greens
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    Pretty sure I saw Ernie using the xtd forged irons this week at congressional.
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    M3 set to 8* with Diamana BF series 60x
    2017 M2 15* 3W with Fuji XLR8 61x
    Apex 20* Kuro Kage 80x
    Callaway Apex MB Raw 4-PW w/ steelfiber i110.
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    Odyssey O-Works #7S black.
  • Joe85Joe85 Members  3915WRX Points: 189Posts: 3,915 Titanium Tees
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    When did he ditch the 3 and 4 hybrids?





    Just wondering what putter he's using today at the Barclays'?
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    Sonartec SS03 14*
    Ping i3 17* Titleist 585h 21, 24*
    MacGregor VIP V-Foil 1025 C - 5-PW
    Solus 51,56,61
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  • SetTheBarrHighSetTheBarrHigh DallasClubWRX  3951WRX Points: 193Posts: 3,951 ClubWRX
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    Joe85 wrote:


    When did he ditch the 3 and 4 hybrids?





    Just wondering what putter he's using today at the Barclays'?




    Pretty sure it's a Callie MB
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    Ping G410 Plus 9°
    Titleist 909H 19°
    Ping i210 (4,6,8,W)
    Titleist SM7 52°, 58°
    Titleist Pro Platinum Sonoma Two
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  • golfmad50golfmad50 Members  219WRX Points: 55Posts: 219 Bunkers
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    What woods in the bag?
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  • moose83moose83 Members  6WRX Points: 0Posts: 6
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    Those Irons might not be the best looking irons on the market, but let's get serious; is golf about looking good or playing well? Some people might say "both" and while I agree, a lot of people worry too much about "how they look" and how their equipment looks, rather than actually using what fits them best to give them the greatest chance of shooting a low score and improving their game. I see so many people playing blades and X flex driver shafts, and they can barely swing a **** club and shoot in the 90s!



    I just hit the XTD irons with the C-Taper 90 Stiff shafts, and let me tell you, they are amazing! They feel just as soft as my Apex Pro Forged Irons. I suggest everyone give them a try, you'll be surprised. They also look great at address, not too much of a thick top line which was surprising.



    I am calling it now, these are definitely some irons that are under the radar and deserve more attention and praise.
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    Cobra Amp 10.5* w/Tour AD Di 6
    Callaway Apex Pro - KBS Tour-V S PW-7
    Callaway Apex Irons - KBS Tour-V S 4,5,6
    Cleveland 588 RTX 59* 55* 50*
    Scotty Cameron Futura X 34" Putter
  • NateAnderson63NateAnderson63 Members  46WRX Points: 0Handicap: +1Posts: 46
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    Anybody know if those irons are forged?
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    Aeroburner tp 9.5 rogue
    Aeroburner tp 13.5 GD Yelllow
    R15 hybrid 15.5 Black tie/ Big Bertha 19 RIP
    Rsi tp 4-pw KBS tour 120
    tour preferred 50, 54 KBS tour 120
    tour preferred R-Series EF spin groove 60 KBS Hi-rev 125
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  • GatorNate11GatorNate11 Members  3932WRX Points: 62Posts: 3,932 Titanium Tees
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    Those irons have to be some of the ugliest things I've ever seen.
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