SirShanksAlot Golf Rumor Central

We read and hear a lot of golf rumors everyday. We always come across some and just think, “Wow, I’d love to print that but I don’t know if it’s true or not”. We try our best to weed out the crappy ones and only write about the ones with some merit. We thought we would talk a bit about some of the big golf rumors out there right now, add in the bits of info that we know and then pass it on to the boys at for discussion. Now we’re not saying any of these are true but they make for a great read and a great discussion!

The Titleist 735 irons will not be released until the spring of 2006

I have heard this from a few people and it does make some sense. These irons are generating a ton of interest on the internet and it would make sense that they released them at the start of the season… not the end. Hang on to the current line until spring and then come out strong in the spring. If I were a betting man… and I’m not… well not until NFL season anyways… I would bet that the 735 irons will be out in September. Expect the Titleist 660 and 695 irons to be released at the same time as the 735’s.

Fred Couples is back using Bridgestone irons

Fred signed with Bridgestone a while back but he has been using TaylorMade irons for a while. Well… looks like Fred is playing a Bridgestone prototype iron now but he may still have a few TaylorMade irons (possibly a 3 and 4 iron) in his bag still. I don’t want to give away any big secrets but don’t be surprised if you see a bit more of Freddy here on in the next few months. Then we can get the REAL scoop about his clubs! I’ve said too much already!

TaylorMade will release a R9 driver soon

This one is funny. Sure TaylorMade is known for coming up with new products almost daily but don’t expect a new driver from them in the near future. TaylorMade just released the R5 TP and it sounds like they want to keep the R7 through the rest of the year. It wouldn’t surprise me if they came out with a bigger R7 Quad next year and I guess the “R9″ would be a good name. Kind of fits their “naming mold”… doesn’t it? Don’t hold your breath here… unless you can hold it for a really long time!

Callaway has bumped back the Fusion FT-3 release date

Yep. I’m hearing July 1st now. They want to get caught up on backorders before releasing a new club. We are starting to recieve some of our backorders now and it looks like Callaway is on their way to sorting this big mess out! Watch for a matching fairway wood at the same time.

Callaway plans on releasing a second version of the X-Tour iron

I read this one a few weeks ago but no one at Callaway wants to talk about it. The rumor I saw mentioned that Callaway wanted to create a new grind of the current iron. I guess this is a possibility but I don’t know if it would ever be a real solid retail option. I could see it being a very useful special order though!

The Cobra 400SZ and 440SZ should be discontinued at the end of the year

I have talked about this one in the past. I don’t ever want to call something a “for sure” but it sure sounds like the end is near for these two popular woods. They have had a good run but Cobra likes to keep their products on a two year life cycle. I’d expect the 460SZ to stick around though.

Nike wants to add a “big” name in their putter department

This one makes some sense. Titleist has Scotty Cameron, Wilson has Kirk Currie… the list goes on. It seems that if you want to make it big in the putter business, you need a big name designer. I could see Nike going after a Kevin Burns or someone like that but it seems unlikely that they would land a Scotty Cameron. Titleist can’t afford to lose Scotty!

There you go… a few of the rumors that we run into now and again. Are they true? Who knows… but if we knew, we wouldn’t call them rumors would we? They are fun to read and fun to talk about but remember to take all rumors with a grain of salt! Thanks for dropping by and we will talk to you again very soon…

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