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[quote name='Par Fore' post='2021831' date='Oct 23 2009, 04:24 AM']Yeah, I know the contracts get in the way I read on the Tour Edge website that they do not name the pros that play their equipment since they do not pay anyone to play. I was just wondering if anyone knew the names of any who do. I should have something more productive on my mind, but I don't.[/quote]

Luke Donald uses a TE Exotics fairway wood

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A couple of years ago, I forget his name, but he was playing a set of Feel blade irons and nearly won a tournament. He ended up going with his sponsor's irons later. Bo Van Pelt used to play Solus wedges. Lots of guys still use Fourteen driving irons/hybrids - Duval for one (I think). Like it's been said, lots of guys are using TEE CB2 3woods. Quinney(sp) is still sponsored by Nickent and I think only plays their driver, hybrid and putter.

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[quote name='jokerusn' post='2022396' date='Oct 23 2009, 11:47 AM']Quinney(sp) is still sponsored by Nickent and I think only plays their driver, hybrid and putter.[/quote]
Uses a 2-Ball.

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[quote name='PreppySlapCut' post='2022570' date='Oct 23 2009, 11:23 AM'][quote name='jokerusn' post='2022396' date='Oct 23 2009, 11:47 AM']Quinney(sp) is still sponsored by Nickent and I think only plays their driver, hybrid and putter.[/quote]
Uses a 2-Ball.
[/quote]

but with a Nickent Pipe cover I think, right?

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[quote name='Par Fore' post='2022603' date='Oct 23 2009, 01:46 PM'][quote name='PreppySlapCut' post='2022570' date='Oct 23 2009, 11:23 AM'][quote name='jokerusn' post='2022396' date='Oct 23 2009, 11:47 AM']Quinney(sp) is still sponsored by Nickent and I think only plays their driver, hybrid and putter.[/quote]
Uses a 2-Ball.
[/quote]

but with a Nickent Pipe cover I think, right?
[/quote]

That's probably it.

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[quote name='timcrane78' post='2022470' date='Oct 23 2009, 12:36 PM'][quote name='jokerusn' post='2022396' date='Oct 23 2009, 11:47 AM']A couple of years ago, I forget his name, but he was playing a set of Feel blade irons and nearly won a tournament. He ended up going with his sponsor's irons later.[/quote]

I think it was James Driscoll who played the Feel Blades.
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Feel golf? I checked on the website and the irons look ok, not sure what they're going for with the "reverse tapered" grips. I'm looking for a new set of blades so I'm open to anything, but they're pretty limited with your fitting options.

Thomas Levet played Inesis blades (not these ones but similar)
[url="http://www.inesis.com/EN/td-tour-900-steel-series-33414653/"]http://www.inesis.com/EN/td-tour-900-steel-series-33414653/[/url]

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[quote name='gators77' post='2022714' date='Oct 23 2009, 03:05 PM'][quote name='timcrane78' post='2022470' date='Oct 23 2009, 12:36 PM'][quote name='jokerusn' post='2022396' date='Oct 23 2009, 11:47 AM']A couple of years ago, I forget his name, but he was playing a set of Feel blade irons and nearly won a tournament. He ended up going with his sponsor's irons later.[/quote]

I think it was James Driscoll who played the Feel Blades.
[/quote]

Feel golf? I checked on the website and the irons look ok, not sure what they're going for with the "reverse tapered" grips. I'm looking for a new set of blades so I'm open to anything, but they're pretty limited with your fitting options.

Thomas Levet played Inesis blades (not these ones but similar)
[url="http://www.inesis.com/EN/td-tour-900-steel-series-33414653/"]http://www.inesis.com/EN/td-tour-900-steel-series-33414653/[/url]
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I had a rep try to explain those to me once, they are suppose to make you release the the club. Never really worked for me. But that was the explination I got out of it.

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To the original Topic - there are a few instances, but very, very few, when you consider the number of PGA, Champions, Nationwide, and European Tour Players. The fact that we can attempt to list those who do speaks to that.

There are a few

TE Exotic Fairways.
Nickent Hybrids.
Scratch, Solus, and Feel Wedges.

Numbers grow of course when you speak of Putters. You have; Rife, Yes!, Seemore, Bettinardi, Grace, TP MIlls, Nickent Pipes, TE Exotics Milled, to name a few.

The LPGA probably has the most diverse group of non-U.S. popular OEMs, as many play JDM equipment such as Fourteen, Maruman, PRGR, Tour Stage, and so on.

Thanks to Golfwrx and the WITB pics a tourneys, we are able to see the few variances. When I first joined this site about four years ago, I would have thought many more players used mixed bags. But given the investment that Major OEMs make, I can see why they more and more don't allow other names in the bag.

I think you would actually find more Pros who use a combination of Major OEMs as opposed to the lesser known companys. Example; TM Drivers, Odyssey Putters, and Vokey Wedges. The Pros decisions may have as much to do with the service provided at tour events as the equipmet itself.

Callaway Paradym 10.5 Ventus 5R - Soon PING G430Max 10K or TaylorMade Qi10 Max?
TaylorMade Stealth Tour 4 Wood Ventus - When available the Qi10 Tour 4 wood
TaylorMade Qi10 Rescue 4, 5  Ventus
TaylorMade P790 (2021) 6-9 DG95

TaylorMade P770 PW GD115
TaylorMade 50, 55, 60 DG200
TaylorMade / Balboa / Berwick
TaylorMade Burner TP LDP / TP5x
Ogio Grom / Edge / Nexos (All new old stock)

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I believe Steve Flesch used eidolon wedges at this years Masters for a top six finish.

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Callaway X forged 18 3,4,5 iron PX 6.5
Callaway Apex mb 18 6-PW  PX 6.5
Callaway MD 4 52* S grind, Callaway MD 4 58* S grind
Callaway PM 2.0 64*
Ping Sigma Tyne 33”

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[quote name='mizguy' post='2022842' date='Oct 23 2009, 04:30 PM']I believe Steve Flesch used eidolon wedges at this years Masters for a top six finish.[/quote]


Is he still with Cleveland?

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[quote name='mizguy' post='2022842' date='Oct 23 2009, 03:30 PM']I believe Steve Flesch used eidolon wedges at this years Masters for a top six finish.[/quote]

That's interesting as I haven't seen it advertised. I would think they would push that good of a finish on a course as hard as Augusta. Good wedges though.....

hackin

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[quote name='justin139golf' post='2022198' date='Oct 23 2009, 09:08 AM']a lot of guys use tour edge woods. duval, donald, kuchar, brian gay, cant think of others. sean o hair has had a tour edge hybrid in the bag in the past[/quote]
Also Kevin Streelman

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Adams XTD Ti Fairway Woods, 15* and 18* with **testing** X-Stiff Shafts
Adams XTD Ti Hybrid, 20* (set to 21*) with **testing** X-Stiff Hybrid Shaft
Adams CMB Irons, 4-PW with KBS Tour FLT Black 120 Stiff Shafts
TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges, 52-12* (bent to 54*) and 58-12* (bent to 60*) with KBS Tour 125 Black Wedge Shafts

Odyssey O-Works Black #7 Tank, 36" with SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 CounterCore Grip

backup: STX Sync Series 8 Putter (Red Face Insert), 35" with SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 CounterCore Grip

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[quote name='timcrane78' post='2022470' date='Oct 23 2009, 12:36 PM']I think it was James Driscoll who played the Feel Blades.[/quote]
That's cool because he's a Boston boy like me, and those Feel blades look $mon$y!

**testing several drivers right now** 😉
Adams XTD Ti Fairway Woods, 15* and 18* with **testing** X-Stiff Shafts
Adams XTD Ti Hybrid, 20* (set to 21*) with **testing** X-Stiff Hybrid Shaft
Adams CMB Irons, 4-PW with KBS Tour FLT Black 120 Stiff Shafts
TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges, 52-12* (bent to 54*) and 58-12* (bent to 60*) with KBS Tour 125 Black Wedge Shafts

Odyssey O-Works Black #7 Tank, 36" with SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 CounterCore Grip

backup: STX Sync Series 8 Putter (Red Face Insert), 35" with SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 CounterCore Grip

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[quote name='jsgolfer12' post='2022321' date='Oct 23 2009, 11:01 AM']In last year's footjoy catalog they had a picture of Zach Johnson at the Masters and he was hitting a TEE 3 Wood[/quote]



Actually it was a Sonartec SS-03 in Johnsons bag.

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Ping PLD Milled DS-72

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[quote name='PabloDiablo14' post='2023647' date='Oct 24 2009, 03:19 AM'][quote name='timcrane78' post='2022470' date='Oct 23 2009, 12:36 PM']I think it was James Driscoll who played the Feel Blades.[/quote]
That's cool because he's a Boston boy like me, and those Feel blades look $mon$y!
[/quote]

not too long ago, there was a store on eBay selling heads for around $2 a piece. If you're interested, check out eBay and you might find a HUGE steal.

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Up until recently he was bagging Taylor Made gear - Japan-spec TP cavity backs, TP wedges and Burner woods. Driver is/was a Callaway FT-5. THe whole lot were plonked in a Forgan bag though.

All according to a nosy mate in Jersey.

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Nike T60 15° Fujikura Speeder 757 X

Titleist 913F 19° Mitsubishi Diamana BB 83X or Titleist 712U 2-iron 19° KBS Tour S

Titleist 712U 3-iron 22° KBS Tour S

Titleist 681 4-iron to 9-iron KBS Tour S

Titleist SM5 48.08F Raw 49° KBS Tour S

Titleist SM5 56.10M Raw 56° KBS Tour S

Ping Eye 2 Gorge L Wedge 60° KBS Tour S  &  Ping Anser 2

 

 

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