Tony Finau WITB: 2018 Farmers Insurance

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  • moonshinemoonshine 64 @ Augusta? No problem! North Charleston, SCClubWRX Posts: 6,349 ✭✭
    fore_life wrote:





    At his swing speed playing PING woods seems odd. They've never made the lowest spin heads. But I guess the contract $$$ must suffice haha.


    i15, i20, i25, G30 LS Tec, G LS Tec, G400 LS Tec...



    Not to mention, high SS doesn't necessarily mean high spin. There are two lower spinning models right now in the PING lineup than the G400 Max, so I think Tony will be ok with a PING driver.




    Show me another player of his strength playing PING woods...minus Bubba*




    Cameron Champ and That high school kid with 190 ball speed that played last week


    ...and Scott Strohmeyer...stood beside him many times on range in Auburn...guys at Sanderson Farms said he was the longest they had ever played with!
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  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 (.... Formerly Known As RaidersGolf99) Foxboro, MAMembers Posts: 2,357 ✭✭
    The Accra Tour Z x465 in his driver ... The green and black, is that stock paint for the shaft or a custom job?
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  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 (.... Formerly Known As RaidersGolf99) Foxboro, MAMembers Posts: 2,357 ✭✭


    The Accra Tour Z x465 in his driver ... The green and black, is that stock paint for the shaft or a custom job?




    Found my answer, I think, by a quick Google search. So. I know Accra does do custom paint jobs for general public. Anyone know if there are any restrictions and/or the criteria?



    Thanks much!!
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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? ClubWRX Posts: 7,505 ✭✭
    Holy Moses wrote:

    Brizam wrote:


    Interesting to me that hes playing the G400 MAX driver. Id be willing to bet not many guys on tour using the 400 MAX. Going for the most forgiveness possible.




    25% of Ping PGA Tour staffers are using the G400 Max, not including Finau


    Crazy! I know a lot of the younger pros like 460cc heads, because that’s all that was around when they started playing.
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  • GordonBombayGordonBombay Banned Posts: 92
    Holy Moses wrote:

    Brizam wrote:


    Interesting to me that hes playing the G400 MAX driver. Id be willing to bet not many guys on tour using the 400 MAX. Going for the most forgiveness possible.




    25% of Ping PGA Tour staffers are using the G400 Max, not including Finau




    That surprises me. Must resist temptation to hit it...
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,188 ✭✭
    ok, i am not reading the whole thing but i just noticed the duck tape. what is he covering up on his bag??
    driver: SRIXON Z745
    fairway: NIKE VAPOR 13*
    3-4 IRON: MIZZY MP18MMC FLIHI
    5-9 IRONS: MP5 DG AMT X100
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX 4: 48, 53, 58, 64
    PUTTER; RIFE Cayman
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  • youngwaldoyoungwaldo NJMembers Posts: 3,204 ✭✭
    PING + Finau = Weird



    To me it just doesn't look right. Any other company would work. JMO.



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  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,664 ClubWRX
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    ok, i am not reading the whole thing but i just noticed the duck tape. what is he covering up on his bag??




    I even made it easy with pictures...lol here ya go. Crewe.com sponsorship



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  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members Posts: 3,380 ClubWRX
    iBlades are solid tho...but what do i know...lol
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  • Tony_IrelandTony_Ireland Members Posts: 710 ✭✭
    Funny. Hagy and Champ playing ping, about 185-190 ballspeed a piece, seem to do ok with spinny a** ping image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,188 ✭✭
    cvhookem63 wrote:

    QuigleyDU wrote:


    ok, i am not reading the whole thing but i just noticed the duck tape. what is he covering up on his bag??




    I even made it easy with pictures...lol here ya go. Crewe.com sponsorship



    6df5d58133ebd491edfdc821c6876645.jpg




    haha. thanks. needs to just get a new bag.
    driver: SRIXON Z745
    fairway: NIKE VAPOR 13*
    3-4 IRON: MIZZY MP18MMC FLIHI
    5-9 IRONS: MP5 DG AMT X100
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX 4: 48, 53, 58, 64
    PUTTER; RIFE Cayman
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  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,664 ClubWRX
    QuigleyDU wrote:

    cvhookem63 wrote:

    QuigleyDU wrote:


    ok, i am not reading the whole thing but i just noticed the duck tape. what is he covering up on his bag??




    I even made it easy with pictures...lol here ya go. Crewe.com sponsorship



    6df5d58133ebd491edfdc821c6876645.jpg




    haha. thanks. needs to just get a new bag.




    He had 2 new bags after this one, but they were both plastered with the Crewe logos all over them (pictured in the same post on the first page)
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    NIKE OVEN Engage 46* X100 | Engage 50*SS / 55*SS / 60*DS S400
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  • LeftymooseLeftymoose Members Posts: 1,242 ✭✭
    That Piretti putter and head cover are unreal
  • Ironhorse723Ironhorse723 Members Posts: 805 ✭✭


    Funny. Hagy and Champ playing ping, about 185-190 ballspeed a piece, seem to do ok with spinny a** ping image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    Right, but picture what they could be doing in a TM driver.
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  • ThreePuttForeParThreePuttForePar Members Posts: 552 ✭✭
    On the Accra custom finishes for the TZx shaft, there aren't really any restrictions. They have a "stock" color palette of custom colors, but I can literally give them any Pantone color number and they can have the paint matched exactly to that color. Back when Nike was using the Blue/Volt color scheme, I had a few TZx shafts made for Nike players that perfectly matched the Nike colors based on the Pantone color number which I was able to get from the advertising company that did all the Nike website/print ads. You also have your choice of a glossy clear coat or matte finish, as well as custom laser etch options for a nickname, favorite saying etc. Accra builds great shafts and their customization options are really unmatched.
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,185 ✭✭
    Pro's with huge swing speed are concerned about hitting fairways, not eaking out more distance with the lowest spin possible. Ping G series drivers are about forgiveness with reasonably low spin. A great compromise for guys like Finau and Buba.
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  • Maffe64Maffe64 Members Posts: 293 ✭✭
    Nessism wrote:


    Pro's with huge swing speed are concerned about hitting fairways, not eaking out more distance with the lowest spin possible. Ping G series drivers are about forgiveness with reasonably low spin. A great compromise for guys like Finau and Buba.




    This !

    Nothing more frustrating than hitting a good drive just to see it finish in the bunker/rough at the opposite side of the fairway because of too much roll !

    For those guys it's managing misses and having a predictable max distance.
  • GC70GC70 What's Next? ClubWRX Posts: 7,505 ✭✭



    Funny. Hagy and Champ playing ping, about 185-190 ballspeed a piece, seem to do ok with spinny a** ping image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    Right, but picture what they could be doing in a TM driver.


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  • 2over2over Posts: 179 ✭✭
    What ball is he playing?
  • duck hookduck hook Members Posts: 1,094 ClubWRX
    2over wrote:


    What ball is he playing?
    pretty sure its a Pro V1
  • alecfeltmanalecfeltman AMF Members Posts: 1,564 ✭✭
    He just signed with PING
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  • BubbBubb Members Posts: 1,302 ✭✭
    That putter is gorgeous. I wish I could find more putters with flat top lines and the sight line on the top line as opposed to the flange.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,444 ✭✭


    He just signed with PING




    Great signing by Ping. No Ping putter on their site for Tony yet. Will they work with him to make one he likes or will Ping let him use his Piretti? Tony would have to be the first staffer I can think of to use a non-Ping putter.
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  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,664 ClubWRX
    Holy Moses wrote:



    He just signed with PING




    Great signing by Ping. No Ping putter on their site for Tony yet. Will they work with him to make one he likes or will Ping let him use his Piretti? Tony would have to be the first staffer I can think of to use a non-Ping putter.




    I bet he uses the Piretti putter at least for a little longer. He played extremely well with it this past week.
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  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,664 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 30, 2018 #56
    Really cool 15min-ish interview with Tony Finau talking about his new bag of Ping clubs:





    Driver: Ping G400 MAX - he said he was hitting it 8-10yd longer than the G driver he was using before. Said he switched because Daniel Summerhays let him use his and he asked Ping for one. They said they had already sent him one 2 weeks ago. It was in his sons room. Carry distance at sea level is 300-305. Arizona is 312-315. 2200 to 2700 spin is his target range. He said his stock swing is around 75%. 85g X ACCRA shaft. Fairly even stiffness through the shaft.



    Looks like he has a new bag now to replace that duct taped Nike bag now too



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    NIKE OVEN Engage 46* X100 | Engage 50*SS / 55*SS / 60*DS S400
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  • leftygolfer15leftygolfer15 Members Posts: 1,276 ✭✭
    Ping has already made him a copy of his Piretti. It will be interesting to see what happens!
  • GordonBombayGordonBombay Banned Posts: 92


    Ping has already made him a copy of his Piretti. It will be interesting to see what happens!




    That will be interesting. Front page says 11 club minimum deal- that's new for Ping isn't it?
  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... location, location.Members Posts: 7,802 ✭✭
    Love the signing. I want that mini Eye Mark den caddy!
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  • bigeasybigeasy Bigeasy Members Posts: 1,158 ✭✭
    edited Jan 30, 2018 #60
    Just signed with Ping, wander how the bag will change, wedges and putter? Only 9 Ping clubs as of now.
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  • leftygolfer15leftygolfer15 Members Posts: 1,276 ✭✭



    Ping has already made him a copy of his Piretti. It will be interesting to see what happens!




    That will be interesting. Front page says 11 club minimum deal- that's new for Ping isn't it?




    Yes, it is. We just received confirmation he’s going to continue to use our Matera model which is awesome!
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