This from Jaime Diaz over at Golf Digest; “Also in the offing is a change of equipment. Well-placed sources confirm that Ko will be leaving Callaway for PXG in 2017, with the new company reportedly offering a sweeter financial deal. Like any equipment change, the move carries risk.”
Given my recent post, “Lydia Ko’s Clanger?” and comments on her alleged attempts at a swing change I’m a wee bit worried it’s not the best time to change to new clubs.
Jaime’s headline reads, “What went wrong for Lydia Ko at the end of 2016—and can it be fixed?” and writes, “But no matter how easy greatness can look, underneath it’s always complicated. In the last months of 2016, for the first time in Ko’s career, the complications are beginning to show.”
Complications indeed including changing club manufacturer which we’re all aware can be a perilous task even when you’re playing well. Just ask Rory McIlroy who as a matter of interest has chosen to stay with his Nike irons in spite of the fact his Nike deal for clubs is no longer in place due to Nike getting out of this side of the golf business.
So who’s PXG?
Over at Practical Golf we’re told, “For those of you who don’t know, Parsons Xtreme was started by billionaire Bob Parsons, who is the founder of GoDaddy. You might remember his Super Bowl commercials with Danica Patrick.
Bob is an obsessive golfer, and apparently is even more obsessed with equipment. Long story short, he gave a blank check to former Ping engineers, and essentially told them to make the best golf clubs ever.”
The author come club reviewer asks the question, “Are these clubs twice as good as their competition, which are priced almost at half?”
And answers, “No, I would say not. I could play an iron like the RSi 2 from Taylor Made, which is extremely forgiving, but still offers the performance that low-handicap players want.”
Given that the cost of the clubs is of no concern to Lydia then by all means try them out but be sure before you sign on the dotted line.
Here’s the links to Jaime Diaz, Lydia Ko’s clanger? and Practical Golf
Quote of the Day
“I think you are going to see wealthy people playing these all the way up to a 25 handicap either for the novelty, or the performance.
Think Tesla appeal...” – Comment at Reddit