Joaquin Niemann - WITB shot @ 2018 Valero Texas Open

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  • pgarobpgarob  642WRX Points: 90Members Posts: 642 Golden Tee
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    Odd to see 6.0 in the irons and 6.5 in the wedges. Great, clean Anser 2
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  • DTown3011DTown3011 #DTown3011  3622WRX Points: 233ClubWRX Posts: 3,622 ClubWRX
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    pgarob wrote:


    Odd to see 6.0 in the irons and 6.5 in the wedges. Great, clean Anser 2




    Could be hardstepped to be slightly lighter in the irons then heavier weight in wedges. But maybe not!
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    Interesting for sure.
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  • nova6868nova6868  4894WRX Points: 278Handicap: 2.1Members Posts: 4,894 Titanium Tees
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    pgarob wrote:


    Odd to see 6.0 in the irons and 6.5 in the wedges. Great, clean Anser 2




    I have an old set like this. The 6.5 in the wedges is soft-stepped.

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    DTown3011 wrote:

    pgarob wrote:


    Odd to see 6.0 in the irons and 6.5 in the wedges. Great, clean Anser 2




    Could be hardstepped to be slightly lighter in the irons then heavier weight in wedges. But maybe not!




    Could also just be softstepped a couple times in the wedges like 8 iron shafts, or could be the pics got loaded in the wrong order
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  • UncleStinkUncleStink  116WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 116 Bunkers
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    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?
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    DTown3011 wrote:

    pgarob wrote:


    Odd to see 6.0 in the irons and 6.5 in the wedges. Great, clean Anser 2




    Could be hardstepped to be slightly lighter in the irons then heavier weight in wedges. But maybe not!




    Could also just be softstepped a couple times in the wedges like 8 iron shafts, or could be the pics got loaded in the wrong order




    That didn't happen





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  • TheKrushhTheKrushh  1029WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 1,029 Platinum Tees
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    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Interesting take. I also wonder why you don't see more of the free agent guys playing the driver.
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  • keadskeads  121WRX Points: 27Handicap: 7.4Members Posts: 121 Fairways
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    Dude, right? Driver is so money and not many out there on tour.
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    keads wrote:


    Dude, right? Driver is so money and not many out there on tour.




    What are you talking about? This year has been massive for non-Ping contract players to play the G400 driver. Much more so than any other recent driver from Ping. There are plenty of posts throughout golfwrx about it recently.
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    TheKrushh wrote:

    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Interesting take. I also wonder why you don't see more of the free agent guys playing the driver.




    Patrick reed won the Masters with a Ping driver



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  • andrieddleandrieddle  1834WRX Points: 99Members Posts: 1,834 Platinum Tees
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    That driver is going to rule this year 2018, he gets more exemption to play in PGA now after the Masters? That's cool.
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    He turned Pro this week.

    Planning on doing it sooner, won the Latin America Am and that included the invite to Augusta so that changed his plans



    Former World #1 Am = Exceptions Galore I believe

    He will probably get the max possible
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    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Given that this guy just turned pro last week, I'm not sure it's appropriate to write him or his equipment off just yet.
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    keads wrote:


    Dude, right? Driver is so money and not many out there on tour.




    If you think that there are not many G400 drivers played by non-Ping staffers right now, you are clueless.



    As Gregg correctly pointed out, Patrick Reed just won the Masters with the G400 LST.



    Here is a list of additional guys who are playing the G400 without any Ping contract in place:



    Harold Varner

    Grayson Murray

    Kevin Streelman

    Bernhard Langer

    Ted Potter Jr.

    Charlie Beljan

    Joe Durant

    Will Wilcox

    Russell Knox

    Rod Pampling

    Carl Pettersson

    Tim Herron

    Scott Hend

    Robert Diaz



    This is by FAR the most non-Ping staff players with a Ping driver in play in over a decade. The G400 is the real deal.
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  • MSUIRONDAWGSMSUIRONDAWGS  748WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 748 Bunkers
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    Watched him on the range at Augusta and he has a very old school swing. Very Johnny Miller esque C finish
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    TheKrushh wrote:

    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Interesting take. I also wonder why you don't see more of the free agent guys playing the driver.




    Hatton and Louis win occasionally on the Euro Tour. That's pretty much the only players they have in the top 50. I don't know for certain, but it does seem like a lot more of the top amateurs play Ping though.
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    Love the putter! Anyone know where I can purchase that wider size lead tape that he has on the bottom? I've been trying to find some since for ever!
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    tobiasjd wrote:

    TheKrushh wrote:

    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Interesting take. I also wonder why you don't see more of the free agent guys playing the driver.




    Hatton and Louis win occasionally on the Euro Tour. That's pretty much the only players they have in the top 50. I don't know for certain, but it does seem like a lot more of the top amateurs play Ping though.




    Ping doesn't sponsor nearly as many Tour pros as Titleist, TM, and Callaway. The sheer numbers make it so any of these three manufacturers are much more likely to have a sponsored pro win on any given week. Add in the fact that these "big 3" have the cream of the crop guys at the top, and this is why you don't have a Ping winner week in and week out. Has nothing to do with equipment.
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  • moonshinemoonshine 64 @ Augusta? No problem! North Charleston, SC 6376WRX Points: 173Handicap: 2.4ClubWRX Posts: 6,376 Titanium Tees
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    pga43 wrote:

    TheKrushh wrote:

    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Interesting take. I also wonder why you don't see more of the free agent guys playing the driver.




    Patrick reed won the Masters with a Ping driver



    Greg


    One of the first things I noticed...did not look what ball was he using? Thanks for the pics...
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  • bigdan88bigdan88  139WRX Points: 25ClubWRX Posts: 139 ClubWRX
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    He surely can draw a better line on his ball
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    I love this dude's swing!



    As an aside, I wish we got more pics of club faces to see wear marks.
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    PBrowne3 wrote:

    keads wrote:


    Dude, right? Driver is so money and not many out there on tour.




    If you think that there are not many G400 drivers played by non-Ping staffers right now, you are clueless.



    As Gregg correctly pointed out, Patrick Reed just won the Masters with the G400 LST.



    Here is a list of additional guys who are playing the G400 without any Ping contract in place:



    Harold Varner

    Grayson Murray

    Kevin Streelman

    Bernhard Langer

    Ted Potter Jr.

    Charlie Beljan

    Joe Durant

    Will Wilcox

    Russell Knox

    Rod Pampling

    Carl Pettersson

    Tim Herron

    Scott Hend

    Robert Diaz



    This is by FAR the most non-Ping staff players with a Ping driver in play in over a decade. The G400 is the real deal.




    Thanks for the list! I knew Reed obviously but just wasn't coming up with a whole lot more.
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    bigdan88 wrote:


    He surely can draw a better line on his ball




    I'd love to hear more on this
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    Irons: Mizuno MP 20 HMB 4 iron | AD-DI 95 / MP 20 MMC 5-PW | PX Catalyst 100
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 raw 48°F (Handground S), 54°S, 58°V | KBS 610
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    bigdan88 wrote:


    He surely can draw a better line on his ball




    That's on me. He handed me the golf ball right after he had drawn the line and it wasn't quite dry and I smudged it.





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    Anyone know where I can purchase that wider size lead tape that he has on the bottom? I've been trying to find some since for ever!




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    Great pics as always Greg!
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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan...  8024WRX Points: 586Members Posts: 8,024 Titanium Tees
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    Tony Finau anyone?
    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Tony Finau?
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  • DizzDizz J.W.  14258WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 14,258
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    TheKrushh wrote:

    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Interesting take. I also wonder why you don't see more of the free agent guys playing the driver.




    You guys do realize that all those "free agents" for lack of a better term that play TaylorMade drivers are getting paid right? They pay 2x more than anyone else for just a driver deal. PING does not pay anything (not $1) to just play a driver and nothing else. Also, in case you forgot-- The Masters champion used a PING G400 to claim that title without getting paid.



    I am not trying to say that TaylorMade drivers are not good because clearly they are excellent but they absolutely use the almighty dollar to win that driver count every week.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 4180WRX Points: 1,319Members Posts: 4,180 Titanium Tees
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    Konklifer wrote:


    Tony Finau anyone?
    UncleStink wrote:


    Why does it seem like guys with all ping never win(except bubba)?




    Tony Finau?
    His one win on the PGA Tour in 2016 was with Nike clubs.
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