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August 2 2013

10:22 PM

Equipment: List's custom stamping

The soles of Luke List's clubs feature words, not numbers. (Courtesy of Callaway)

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider

 
Luke List already had one of the most unique club setups on the PGA TOUR prior to this week's Reno-Tahoe Open.
 
From the "battling donkey" on his driver headcover to the nicknames stamped on his irons and wedges — "Pizza" on his 21-degree Callaway X Utility driving iron and "Chet," List's alter ego, on his 60-degree — it's safe to say List, who currently leads the TOUR in driving distance (306.5 yards), never has a problem telling his sand wedge apart from his playing partners'.
 
The thought of List going to another level with the custom stamping on his clubs seemed crazy — until Nick Raffaele, Callaway's VP of the PGA TOUR, tweeted out a photo recently of a new set of custom RAZR X Muscleback irons belonging to List.
 
To say the irons are one-of-a-kind would be a severe understatement. List's old set had nicknames stamped on the back cavity; his new set features red, white and blue paint fill and nicknames like "'Merica" and "Fireball" instead of numbers on the bottom of the club.
 
According to Callaway Golf officials, List had the idea to change up his irons for several months, but due to the complicated process — replacing the numbers with nicknames on the sole of the club isn't easy — it took some time to make his dream a reality.
 
While it's unclear if this sort of thing has been done to a set of irons on another professional tour, List appears to be the first player on the PGA TOUR to swap his iron numbers for nicknames.
 
List didn't put the irons in play this week at the Reno-Tahoe Open, but you can be sure he'll be asking his caddie for the "Fireball" soon enough.
 
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