In her latest round-up of news from the world of golf equipment, Hannah Holden is getting very excited about some limited edition releases coming our way
If you like limited edition equipment runs you’re in luck, because I have three for you this week as well as something very exciting regarding Mizuno irons. So let’s get on with it…
FootJoy up the ante with artistic shoes
Put the two together and you’ve got this joyous result from FootJoy and FedEx, who are celebrating the artistic skills of patients from the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital on tour players’ shoes.
You may remember Justin Thomas wore shoes designed by St Jude patient Bailey in the 2019 WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, and this year FootJoy are upping the stakes with a whopping 30 stars set to have custom shoes, apparel, and gloves featuring patients’ designs.
There will be four prints featured from patients Ally, Caleb, Dakota and Nate which will be worn by JT, as well as Webb Simpson, Abraham Ancer, and Cameron Smith.
Thomas said: “Meeting Bailey and his family was such an amazing experience last year. FootJoy showed me the artwork from this year’s group of St Jude patients and, man, they are all so cool – but I just had to have the pizza one!”
How lovely to see FootJoy and the players embracing the idea and, if you like them as much as JT does, then you can get your hands on a pair too.
Let’s just hope they don’t cause you to slice the ball! (Sorry.)
Available: July 28
More information: FootJoy website
Nicklaus puts his signature on Miura blades
Jack Nicklaus and Katsuhiro Miura have joined forces to release a limited edition set of hand-forged irons.
Katsuhiro Miura is renowned for being an artisan and creating beautifully hand-crafted clubs. So it makes perfect sense to see him collaborate with Nicklaus who has the same attention to detail.
“The day Jack visited the factory was the best day of my life,” he said. “[We are] honoured to see our family’s crest share a clubhead with his seal of approval.”
The clubs deliver a modern version of the Nicklaus blade with subtle tweaks to the look and sole design. The centre of gravity has also been relocated slightly nearer the toe by removing material out of the hosel.
As if Miura irons needed to get any better, but these look absolutely incredible. What I would do to get my hands on a set of these!
Available: Pre-order now
More information: Miura website
Mizuno tease us with new irons
It looks like Mizuno are all set to replace the popular JPX919 iron as they teased images of a new JPX921 iron head on social media this week.
Sadly this photo is all I’m allowed to share with you for now, but be sure to keep your eyes out for more details in the coming days or weeks or months or however long they want to keep us waiting!
Adidas unveil Tokyo collection
With the rescheduling of the Olympic Games it is now just under a year until 120 of the world’s best golfers tee up in Tokyo for the chance to claim Olympic gold.
To celebrate the final year of preparation Adidas have released the new Tokyo collection featuring 41 footwear styles across 19 sports.
The golf offering is a limited edition Code Chaos model available in both men’s and women’s styles.
What’s not to love? This colour pop is eye-catching and I really like the message of unity across sports and athletes.
RRP: £129.95 (men’s), £119.95 (women’s)
More information: Adidas website
Costco set to unveil own brand wedges
There has been lots of speculation regarding Costco releasing some own brand clubs but it has seemingly been confirmed as they have just appeared on the USGA conforming list.
We can see they are a steel head and have milled face technology but for now will have to wait for any further tech information.
The wedges look set to be available in three lofts (52°, 56°, and 60°).
Available: Release date not announced
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