Traditionally, the busiest time on the golf equipment calendar is January and February, as that’s when the new PGA Tour season started (and will again in 2024), and they like to have new gear to speak at the PGA Merchandise Show, which takes place at the end of January. But over the past few years, more and more brands have opted to release material in the middle of summer to create buzz and ensure that something special has a chance to grab attention instead of getting lost. mingle with all the other novelties.
This summer, while your air conditioner was working hard and you were busy gaming, several brands released some exciting gear. To make sure you’re in the know, we’ve put together this list of end-of-season releases, and be sure to follow our gear guru, David Dusek, on Twitter and Instagram, to also follow the novelties of the autumn.
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Equipment: Shims Callaway JAWS Raw
Price: $179.99 each with True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner steel shaft and Lamkin UTx Charcoal handle. $189.99 with Project X Catalyst 80 graphite shaft.
Specifications: Cast stainless steel with tungsten insert. Available in uniform lofts between 48 and 60 degrees and in four unique grind configurations.
Who it’s for: Golfers looking for extra spin around greens and corners that look like they came straight out of a PGA Tour van.
Lean: With aggressive grooves, a variety of sole options, and raw steel construction that will rust over time, JAWS Raw wedges should help golfers produce more spin around the greens and hit a wider variety of shots . Full review…
Callaway JAWS Raw wedges – $179.99 each
Equipment: Cale Ping ChipR
Price: $179.99 with Ping Z-Z115 steel shaft and 360 Dyla-wedge Lite grip or $210 with Ping Alta CB Slate graphite shaft.
Specifications: Cast stainless steel with tungsten heel and toe. 35″ long with 38.5 degrees of loft.
Who it’s for: Golfers who struggle to consistently hit chip shots.
Lean: While many golfers often hit large or thin chips, most golfers make solid contact when putting, so Ping designed the ChipR to swing like a putter. Putters typically only have 3 or 4 degrees of loft, but the ChipR’s 9-iron loft lifts the ball into the air, helping shots fly over the rough and over the neck of the green. Full review…
Ping ChipR wedge – $179.99
Equipment: PXG 0211 XCOR2 irons
Price: $159 each
Specifications: 431 stainless steel body with HT1770 stainless steel face, two internal elastomers with progressive blade length and offset.
Who it’s for: Golfers who want key PXG performance technologies at a more affordable price.
Lean: Clean and classic on the outside, the latest 0211 irons have a new material first seen in 0311 GEN5 irons inside each head that increases ball speed, softens feel and improves sound. Full review…
Equipment: PXG 0311 3X forged shims
Price: $179 each
Specifications: Forged 8620 carbon steel in Chrome or Xtreme Dark finish. Even lofts from 50 degrees to 62 degrees.
Who it’s for: Golfers who want a clean, classic wedge with a forged feel.
Lean: The cleanest and most classic PXG wedge, the 0311 3X Forged is designed to maximize feel, while the milled grooves and high toe design create a large sweetspot and more spin. Full review…
Equipment: TaylorMade Stealth UDI, Stealth DHY
Price: $249 each with Aldila Ascent Black graphite shaft and Super Stroke S-Tech grip
Specifications: Forged stainless steel body and face with anti-vibration foam
Who it’s for: Golfers looking for options to bridge the distance gaps between fairway woods and their longest iron.
Lean: The Stealth UDI is a hollow body practice iron designed to create piercing ball flight and hybrid-style distance, while the Stealth DHY is a compact salvage club designed to produce slightly higher flight and more distance. of carrying. Full review…
Stealth UDI – $249.99 Stealth DHY – $249.99
Equipment: TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Cleats
Price: $179 each with KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 shaft and Lamkin Crossline 360 round grip.
Specifications: Cast 8620 stainless steel with raw steel strike zone and milled sole. Even 50-60 degree lofts.
Who it’s for: Golfers looking for increased spin and a bigger sweetspot on open shots around the greens.
Lean: With a high-toe design and a raw hitting area featuring micro-grooves, TaylorMade’s new wedges have been engineered to allow golfers greater short game versatility and increased spin. Full review…
TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 cleats – $179 each
Equipment: Scotty Cameron Limited Edition Special Select Jet Set Putters
Price: $650 each
Specifications: Milled 303 stainless steel with adjustable sole weights and aluminum sole
Who it’s for: Golfers looking for a traditional soft feel wood in an all black, anti-glare finish.
Lean: The Limited Edition Special Select Jet Set Newport and Newport 2 are all-black versions of previously released Special Select putters, while the Plus versions are new, wider offerings that should offer more stability. Full review…
Equipment: Tour Edge Exotics Wingman 700 Series Putter
Price: $199.99 with KBS CT Tour stem and Lamkin Jumbo Sink Fit pistol grip
Specifications: Mallet putters with interchangeable sole weights, carbon fiber sole plate and grooved thermoplastic polyurethane face insert
Who it’s for: Golfers who prefer the look and forgiveness of a high MOI mallet who want to improve their alignment and increase their consistency on the greens.
Lean: All three new Wingman 700 Series putters have a softer face insert than the original Wingman for improved sound and feel, but still offer plenty of forgiveness thanks to extreme perimeter weighting and a multi-material design . Full review…
All Wingman 700 Series Putters – $199.99 each