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Big thank you to @GolfWRX_Official and @Wilson_Golf for this exciting trip.  And I can certainly tell all that from the PM’s flying we’re all excited for this opportunity.  
 

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Titleist TSR3 9° Tensei Pro Blue 60 

Titleist TS3 3w 13.5° HZRDUS Black 70

Titleist TS3 19°  hybrid Tensei Blue/Titleist TS3 23° Tensei Blue

Titleist T150 5-pw Nippon Pro Modus 125

Vokey SM8 50° F & 56° M SM9 60°M

Cameron Newport w/ flow neck by Lamont/ Cameron Del Mar

 



 

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Jealous of this (especially since you get to hang out with @knudson81 😂). Enjoy it everyone - can’t wait to follow along virtually!

 

As far as questions - would love to hear more about the Wilson line of products and how each tester is fit into their models. Candidly, I’ve never considered Wilson products (love them visually though) so curious to learn more. Thanks @GolfWRX_Official and the rest of the team! 

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Driver: Callaway AI Smoke 10.5* with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 60 Stiff

Fairways:  Callaway Paradym 3W & 7W with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 70 Stiff

Irons:  Cobra Forged Black 5-PW with KBS Tour Stiff

Wedges:  Callaway Jaws Raw Plasma 50, 54 & 58

Putter:  Scotty Phantom X 7

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Thank you to @GolfWRX_Official and @Wilson_Golf for this opportunity. Like @Shilgy said, I can tell there's a ton of excitement and anticipation to see what Wilson has in store, and to get to play an awesome looking golf course.

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke Max TD 9° shaft???

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD 3w Ventus Red 7

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD 7w Ventus Red 7 

Srixon UX 4 23° Ventus Blue 8

Ping i230 5-U Dynamic Gold 105

Titleist Vokey SM9 54.10 (55°) and 60.08 Nippon Modus 105

Scotty Cameron 2024 Phantom 5.5

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Congrats guys!!  This is one that I wanted realllly bad.  Not sure what can and cannot be shared.  But, what does the itinerary look like?  Golf on Wednesday?  Any of you guys staying back an extra day or two to play a little extra? 

 

My only request is lots and lots of pics if you can swing it!  Product pics, course pics, etc.  I know it's hard to balance between posting updates and actually taking in the experience.  So, I hope you guys get everything you can out of it and update the thread as long as you have time.   

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Taylormade Qi10 9*/Ventus Blue 7X
Taylormade BRNR 13.5*/KBS TD Cat4 
Callaway AI Smoke 7w/AD IZ 8X
Cobra King CB 4-PW w/KBS $Taper
Taylormade Spider Tour Proto 34"
Taylormade MG4 52, 56, 62 S400
Taylormade 2024 TP5X

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25 minutes ago, TLUBulldogGolf said:

I’ve always followed trips like this over the years on GolfWRX and still can’t believe I’ve been picked for this one. Huge thank you to @GolfWRX_Official and @Wilson_Golf for the opportunity, excited about trying everything and providing my thoughts.

I won't speak for everyone, but I'll be living vicariously through you and the other testers - such a cool opportunity!!!  Please get plenty of pictures (including #10)!

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Driver: Callaway AI Smoke 10.5* with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 60 Stiff

Fairways:  Callaway Paradym 3W & 7W with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 70 Stiff

Irons:  Cobra Forged Black 5-PW with KBS Tour Stiff

Wedges:  Callaway Jaws Raw Plasma 50, 54 & 58

Putter:  Scotty Phantom X 7

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Big congrats to the winners. What an experience. Hope you all have great time!

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Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize

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A huge thank you to @GolfWRX_Official and @Wilson_Golf for the opportunity! I cannot wait to see what’s in store for us and to share it with the community. This is truly an amazing opportunity, and I’m eternally grateful to be selected and to be part of this.

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Ping G425 Max 5 Wood
Ping G430 3 Hybrid
Wilson Staff Model CB 4-PW - Steelfiber 110x
Wilson ZM 48* bent to 50*, 52* bent to 54*, 60* Tour Issue Spinner Shafts
Ping Oslo

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1 hour ago, Olson12 said:

 

We are doing our fitting/product testing on Tuesday with the Wilson crew and a nice dinner afterwards. I plan on taking video/pictures of everything that we can and posting them as we go through the day.  

 

Wednesday is our big day on no. 10.  Walking 18 early in the morning with the group and flying out that afternoon.  

I would have loved to stay and play a few other courses (no. 8 would have been really cool!) but I'm already pushing my companies 'unlimited' PTO policy to the limits 🤣!

Haha, that's fair.  

 

Sounds like the fittings will be pretty involved.  Keep some gas in the tank for Wednesday!

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Taylormade Qi10 9*/Ventus Blue 7X
Taylormade BRNR 13.5*/KBS TD Cat4 
Callaway AI Smoke 7w/AD IZ 8X
Cobra King CB 4-PW w/KBS $Taper
Taylormade Spider Tour Proto 34"
Taylormade MG4 52, 56, 62 S400
Taylormade 2024 TP5X

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For the testers - what product are you most interested to try out? 

Driver: Callaway AI Smoke 10.5* with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 60 Stiff

Fairways:  Callaway Paradym 3W & 7W with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 70 Stiff

Irons:  Cobra Forged Black 5-PW with KBS Tour Stiff

Wedges:  Callaway Jaws Raw Plasma 50, 54 & 58

Putter:  Scotty Phantom X 7

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36 minutes ago, ChrisATL said:

For the testers - what product are you most interested to try out? 

They are playing it close to the vest on what’s available.  Right now the only 100% thing I know of is Irons.  
 

I play a T100/100s combo set right now so I’m excited to see what the CB/Dynapower Forged look like together.  I would love to be able to play a MB but doubt I can pull that off.  

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Wilson DYNAPWR Carbon - Project X Denali

Ping G425 Max 5 Wood
Ping G430 3 Hybrid
Wilson Staff Model CB 4-PW - Steelfiber 110x
Wilson ZM 48* bent to 50*, 52* bent to 54*, 60* Tour Issue Spinner Shafts
Ping Oslo

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40 minutes ago, ChrisATL said:

For the testers - what product are you most interested to try out? 

Definitely interested in hitting both the CB and the Dynapower Forged. Like @Olson12 said, they've kept the testing portion pretty hush hush so far, which has only increased the excitement level. 

 

On 5/31/2024 at 10:14 AM, ChrisATL said:

I won't speak for everyone, but I'll be living vicariously through you and the other testers - such a cool opportunity!!!  Please get plenty of pictures (including #10)!

I'm bringing my camera with me for Tuesday's events. I'll probably just rely on my phone for Wednesday with the current weather forecast not looking great. Hoping that changes so I can take a bunch of higher quality photos. 

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Callaway Paradym AI Smoke Max TD 9° shaft???

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD 3w Ventus Red 7

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD 7w Ventus Red 7 

Srixon UX 4 23° Ventus Blue 8

Ping i230 5-U Dynamic Gold 105

Titleist Vokey SM9 54.10 (55°) and 60.08 Nippon Modus 105

Scotty Cameron 2024 Phantom 5.5

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3 minutes ago, Olson12 said:

They are playing it close to the vest on what’s available.  Right now the only 100% thing I know of is Irons.  
 

I play a T100/100s combo set right now so I’m excited to see what the CB/Dynapower Forged look like together.  I would love to be able to play a MB but doubt I can pull that off.  

Good stuff - agreed the cb / dp combo could be awesome. 

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Driver: Callaway AI Smoke 10.5* with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 60 Stiff

Fairways:  Callaway Paradym 3W & 7W with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 70 Stiff

Irons:  Cobra Forged Black 5-PW with KBS Tour Stiff

Wedges:  Callaway Jaws Raw Plasma 50, 54 & 58

Putter:  Scotty Phantom X 7

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I'm excited to following along with this experience, though I'm disappointed that I didn't get picked!

 

I do have a more general question for @Wilson_Golfor any of the testers... I've been in two different golf shops and was comparing the looks of the Wilson CB next to the Blueprint S and Mizuno 243.  In both cases, when I set the 7 irons down next to each other, the Wilson 7 iron was about 1/2 in shorter than the Ping or Mizuno even though the specs on their respective websites show the Wilson irons should be the same or a bit longer than the others.  Any idea what is going on here?  Is this a difference due to measurement technique?  Or, more importantly, if I pick up a set of Wilson irons, do I need to plan on ordering them longer so that they come out equal to standard in other iron sets?

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Titleist TS3, 14.25*, Speeder VC 8.2 Tour Spec X
Titleist 818 H2 17*, Speeder VC 8.8 HB Tour Spec S
Mizuno MP H5, 3 iron, C Taper Lite X
Mizuno MP H5 (4&5), MP 5 (6-PW), DG X100 SSx1
Cleveland RTX6 54/10 & 58/10 Raw, DG X7
Mizuno OMOI 2 Blue Ion
Ball - Titleist Pro V1X left dash

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2 hours ago, grochol17 said:

I'm excited to following along with this experience, *though I'm disappointed that I didn't get picked!

 

I do have a more general question for @Wilson_Golfor any of the testers... I've been in two different golf shops and was comparing the looks of the Wilson CB next to the Blueprint S and Mizuno 243.  In both cases, when I set the 7 irons down next to each other, the Wilson 7 iron was about 1/2 in shorter than the Ping or Mizuno even though the specs on their respective websites show the Wilson irons should be the same or a bit longer than the others.  Any idea what is going on here?  Is this a difference due to measurement technique?  Or, more importantly, if I pick up a set of Wilson irons, do I need to plan on ordering them longer so that they come out equal to standard in other iron sets?

Esp when someone named ‘TM golf guy’ gets picked over ya for a Wilson event!! WHAT THE… 😜

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2 hours ago, grochol17 said:

I'm excited to following along with this experience, though I'm disappointed that I didn't get picked!

 

I do have a more general question for @Wilson_Golfor any of the testers... I've been in two different golf shops and was comparing the looks of the Wilson CB next to the Blueprint S and Mizuno 243.  In both cases, when I set the 7 irons down next to each other, the Wilson 7 iron was about 1/2 in shorter than the Ping or Mizuno even though the specs on their respective websites show the Wilson irons should be the same or a bit longer than the others.  Any idea what is going on here?  Is this a difference due to measurement technique?  Or, more importantly, if I pick up a set of Wilson irons, do I need to plan on ordering them longer so that they come out equal to standard in other iron sets?


I noticed that as well when I went in store to check em out.  I’ll be sure to ask how they measure. 

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Wilson DYNAPWR Carbon - Project X Denali

Ping G425 Max 5 Wood
Ping G430 3 Hybrid
Wilson Staff Model CB 4-PW - Steelfiber 110x
Wilson ZM 48* bent to 50*, 52* bent to 54*, 60* Tour Issue Spinner Shafts
Ping Oslo

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Would love it if @knudson81 or @GolfWRX_Official film some of the fitting sessions and put it up on YouTube to watch later. I really enjoy watching fittings and this seems like a good one!

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G430 Max 15 / PING Tour Black 2.0 75S

Epic Max 18 / MMT 70X 

U505 22 / HZRDUS RDX 6.0 80Hy

i230 6-P / Modus 115S

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6 hours ago, TiScape said:

Esp when someone named ‘TM golf guy’ gets picked over ya for a Wilson event!! WHAT THE… 😜

Yea but they pick based off of answers and reputation. I think for this experience they went with some of their more reliable forum testers versus chancing it on someone who might or might not be able to do the content piece. Let just hope that Wilson is able to kick TM guy’s gear out of his bag.

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My question for the testers is if Wilson uses their AI Fitting tech, did you feel it provided an accurate assessment? In addition, how does it feel to use the tech? I’m sure most people want to know, as Wilson is rarely in the fitting bay, how Wilson-certified fitters stack up in the fitting space. Are they knowledgeable? Are they looking at your swing and making suggestions to help reel in efficiency? What is their knowledge of current golf equipment trends, and how do they explain why their equipment stacks up (I.e., Callaway and Cobra have been using AI faces for years; how accurate is Wilson’s supercomputer compared to others in the golf space?) Should drivers and woods be tested? I’d also love to know how the Cortex, D9, and C300 line technology led to advancements in the Dynapower range of woods. And how do they compare, as while the new Wilson is more affordable than most, older Wilson tech is even more affordable?

 

I have a lot of questions! 😂 Sorry.

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3 hours ago, golfnerd91 said:

My question for the testers is if Wilson uses their AI Fitting tech, did you feel it provided an accurate assessment? In addition, how does it feel to use the tech? I’m sure most people want to know, as Wilson is rarely in the fitting bay, how Wilson-certified fitters stack up in the fitting space. Are they knowledgeable? Are they looking at your swing and making suggestions to help reel in efficiency? What is their knowledge of current golf equipment trends, and how do they explain why their equipment stacks up (I.e., Callaway and Cobra have been using AI faces for years; how accurate is Wilson’s supercomputer compared to others in the golf space?) Should drivers and woods be tested? I’d also love to know how the Cortex, D9, and C300 line technology led to advancements in the Dynapower range of woods. And how do they compare, as while the new Wilson is more affordable than most, older Wilson tech is even more affordable?

 

I have a lot of questions! 😂 Sorry.

 

These are all great questions. You and I share the same curiosity about the fitting process. I’ve been fortunate enough to go through several fittings before and will be able to compare the different experiences. In fact, I’ve even booked a $25 PXG fitting out of boredom on a weekday just to see how their process works and to chat about golf.

 

Here are my fitting experiences so far:

  • In-person Ping fitting at the factory (free general fitting, not the VIP) - indoor GPS
  • Hot Stix Golf (third-party fitting) - outdoor with Trackman
  • PXG - indoor with Trackman
  • TaylorMade - outdoor (not the Kingdom) - with Trackman
  • Cobra - outdoor with Trackman

I'm most excited about this upcoming fitting because I haven't been fit in the last three or four years. During that time, I’ve lost weight, going from 350 lbs to 250 lbs, and my swing has changed significantly. I now have a less aggressive transition at the top of my swing and a smoother tempo. I used to play X100 in my irons, but after my weight loss journey, I couldn't get the ball airborne. In my last fitting with PXG, they suggested I should play the Steelfiber 110 in stiff. I'm curious to see if that is a true fit for my game or if they were just pushing an up-charge shaft and because they didn't have an X in stock and went with that instead. 🤣

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Wilson DYNAPWR Carbon - Project X Denali

Ping G425 Max 5 Wood
Ping G430 3 Hybrid
Wilson Staff Model CB 4-PW - Steelfiber 110x
Wilson ZM 48* bent to 50*, 52* bent to 54*, 60* Tour Issue Spinner Shafts
Ping Oslo

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