Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The 2019 Wyndham Championship: Inside the Course (Sedgefield Country Club Review)

The Wyndham Championship is the final tournament of the PGA Tour regular-season, and the last chance for players still scrambling for points to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs that begin next week at The Northern Trust. 


The tournament is played at Sedgefield Country Club, a classic Donald Ross course, which means this 7,127 yard, par-70 track is an excellent test of a player's full range of shot making skills. 

5 Things go Know about the 2019 Wyndham Championship

The chase is on for the final FedExCup Playoff berths this week as the PGA Tour wraps up its regular season in Greensboro, North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship. Sedgefield Country Club hosts the event for its 13th consecutive time and 34th time overall. 


In recent years Wyndham has taken on the feel of a wildcard playoff tournament with a sense of urgency because players know they don't any tournaments left to punch their playoff tickets.  Here are five things you need to know about the 80th edition of the Wyndham Championship. 

JumboMax JMX UltraLite Grips Preview: Lighter Weight for Enhanced Feel

JumboMax is releasing a new grip that offers the same stability and control of JumboMax's oversized grips at less than half the weight. 


The new JMX UltraLite grips are a breakthrough in grip technology for the player who wants all the benefits of JumboMax's oversized grip technology, while retaining the feeling of more weight in the club head. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Titleist TS2 and TS3 Hybrid Preview: Scoring Clubs with Playable Distance

Born from the Titleist Speed Project, the new Titleist TS hybrids represent a new standard in hybrid performance, combining the explosive speed and distance of TS metalwoods with the advanced technology that has made Titleist the most played hybrids on the PGA Tour. 


For dedicated golfers and Titleist Golf Club R&D engineers, hybrids are considered scoring clubs, not rescue clubs.  And the new TS2 and TS3 hybrids, benefiting from the innovations of the Titleist Speed Chassis, allow players to replace their long irons with even more speed, launch and precision. 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Cleveland Golf CBX 2 Wedge Preview: Forgivness for Your Short Game

Built for the vast number of golfers playing cavity back irons, Cleveland Golf is releasing their second generation CBX 2 wedge, offering enhanced spin, control, and all the forgiveness you could ever need. 


The CBX 2 is a new perspective on wedge design.  For too long, wedges have been stuck in a top down approach of designing for the world's best players at the expense of the many everyday golfers who define the sport. 

SteelFiber Shafts Win Their Second LPGA Major of the Year

Aerotech Golf  SteelFiber shafts grabbed their second LPGA major win of the year at The Evian Championship last week and have won three of the last four majors on the LPGA Tour. 


Jin Young Ko captured her second major of the year playing SteelFiber H-Tour 90 graphite shafts in her irons and J-Series shafts in her hybrids. The 24-year old South Korean champion fired a final round 67 in a rainy final round to clinch a 15-under-par win by two strokes. 

Titleist AVX Balls Review: The Best Ball Some of You Will Ever Play

There's been a lot of buzz about the new Titleist AVX golf balls since their release, and I've been telling you about them since last summer when I first put them in play. 


And now that I've played them for awhile, I can also tell you there should be even more buzz.  These will be the best golf balls some of you have ever played. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Brooks Koepka WITB What's In The Bag: The Golf Equipment Koepka Used to Win the 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

The final round of the 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational was billed as a heavyweight bought between World No. 1 Brooks Koepka and World No. 3 Rory McIlroy.  McIlroy had a one stroke lead to start the day, but Koepka birdied three of four holes on the front nine and cruised to career victory number seven, and his first World Golf Championship. 


Koepka's win put him in the driver's seat for Player of the Year, and his 5-under par, bogey-free round gave him a three-shot victory, finishing 16-under for the tournament over runner-up Webb Simpson. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Golf Pride Adds New Model to Tour Wrap Family with MicroSuede Technology for Added Traction

Golf Pride has announced it will be expanding its popular Tour Wrap family with the new high-performance Tour Wrap MicroSuede. 


This new line extension to the Tour Wrap series, is engineered with an additive finishing process that produces a brushed surface finish, delivering both a uniquely soft feel and added traction. 

Tour Edge Introduces Three New HL4 Iron Sets: HL4 Irons, HL4 Iron-Woods, and HL4 Triple Combo

Tour Edge, Golf is releasing three new Hot Launch 4 iron sets: the  HL4 Iron set, the HL4 Iron-Wood set, and the HL4 Triple Combo set. 


HL4 is the fourth release in the award-winning Hot Launch series from Tour Edge founder and master club designer, David Glod, and features a complete lineup from driver to irons, all designed to fill a niche as the best technology and performance at a mid-tier price point. 

Srixon Cleveland Golf XXIO Announces Exclusive Partnership with ASICS North America

Srixon Cleveland Golf XXIO has announced an exclusive partnership with ASICS North America to distribute ASICS golf shoes in the United States and Canada. 


The partnership generates two brand new footwear models, which will be introduced later this year. 

The 2019 FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Inside the Course (TPC Southwind Review)

The PGA Tour heads to Memphis, Tennessee this week for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational after moving from Firestone Country Club for the last 19 years. 


TPC Southwind is a par-70, 7,237 hosts the event, and is a great test of golf from tee to green.  Hitting fairways and par-4 scoring will be instrumental in determining a winner.  Distance off the tee will help some, but there are only two par-5s on the course and both are reachable by almost every player in the field. 

5 Things to Know about the 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

This week marks the start of new era for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.  For the first time in the St. Jude Classic 62-year history, it will be a World Golf Championships, replacing the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, which hosted this event for 19 years. 


TPC Southwind, a 7,237-yard, par-70 track designed by Ron Prichard and Fuzzy Zoeller hosts this event for the 31st time, and this year takes place following The Open Championship instead of its usual spot preceding the U.S. Open. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Datrek Golf Transit Cart Bag Makes the Trek from the Car to the Course as Effortless as Possible

Providing products with functionality and convenience, Datrek Golf offers innovative and contemporary golf gear to enhance the on-course experience. 


The Datrek Transit Cart Bag is a wheeled cart bag with retractable handle and rolling 2-wheel base making it the most portable golf bag on the market. 

Aerotech Golf SteelFiber Shafts Win on European Senior Tour and Grab Top Money on the LPGA

Aerotech Golf SteelFiber graphite iron shafts delivered another winning weekend on the pro tours. SteelFiber won the WINSTONgolf Senior Open in dramatic style and captured a share of the top money at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. 


Playing the new SteelFiber fc115 Flight Control graphite iron shafts, Clark Dennis authored an amazing come-from-behind win to claim his fifth European Senior Tour victory.  Clark finished strong with a stunning final round of 63 to overcome a six-stroke deficit in the final round. 

Srixon Golf Adds Another Major Championship as Shane Lowry Wins the 2019 Open Championship

Srixon staffer Shane Lowry handled everything links golf can throw at you to capture the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for his first major championship. 


Lowry trusted a bag full of Srixon and Cleveland equipment in playing some of the best golf of his career, including the Z-STAR XV and Z 585 driver. 

Golf Pride Wins Grip Count at The Open Championship and the 2019 Grand Slam

Golf Pride was the leading swing and putter grip choice at the 148th Open Championship last week at Royal Portrush.  And 81-percent of the players in the field, including the newly crowned Champion Golfer of the Year, Shane Lowry trusted their games to Golf Pride swing grips. 


Lowry relied on Golf Pride's Tour Velvet grips en route to earning his first Major Championship, giving the Tour Velvet family a clean sweep of all 4 Majors in 2019.

Mitsubishi Golf Shafts Continue Major Dominance: Winners of Six of the Last Seven Major Championships

Streaks are one of the biggest stories in all sports, and right now Mitsubishi Golf shafts are grabbing headlines in historic fashion. 


With Shane Lowry's win at The Open Championship last week at Royal Portrush, Mitsubishi claimed its sixth win in the last seven majors.  And if there was a Hall of Fame for golf shafts, Mitsubishi would already be immortalized. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

2019 Galvin Green Lancelot INTERFACE-1 Jacket Review: Superior Performance in Every Condition

I've been testing the new 2019 Galvin Green Lancelot INTERFACE-1 jacket now for almost the entire year.  Played in steady rain, driving winds, cool and warm temps.  Wore it at Pebble Beach, The Olympic Club, and many of my favorite local courses. And this is a jacket that delivers superior performance in every condition. 


The Lancelot is Galvin Green's newest half-zip jacket in INTERFACE-1 fabric, and is totally windproof, water repellent, and highly breathable.  It's a jacket that's pretty much going to protect you from all the elements, and with a smooth, soft interior feel it's also the ultimate in comfort. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mizuno MP-20 Irons Preview: I am Legend

Mizuno is doing Mizuno things again.  And their latest MP line of players irons, the MP-20, are already looking like instant classics. 


Three MP-20 models, the MP-20, MP-20 MMC, and MP-20 HMB evolved from the DNA of Mizuno irons that shaped the modern game, launched major winning careers, and inspired generations of "tour edition" muscle backs.  And mark my words, some 10 years or more down the road, when people are asked on social media what their favorite irons of all-time are?  MP-20 is going to come up a lot. 

Callaway Golf Announces Epic Forged Irons, Epic Flash Hybrids, and Epic Star Family

Callaway Golf has announced three new premium product offerings loaded with technology: Epic Forged Irons, Epic Flash Hybrids, and the Epic Star family of clubs. 


The Epic Forged Irons are stunningly beautiful, developed from precision engineering, meticulous craftsmanship, premium materials, and innovative technologies for complete performance. 

PING Golf Glide 3.0 Wedges Preview: Player's Style Design with Game Improvement Technology

In developing the new Glide 3.0 wedges, PING's engineers took a grip-to-grind approach, re-designing every component of the club to create a higher-spinning, more forgiving, lighter overall design that offers multiple sole grind options to custom-fit golfers of all skill levels. 

The tour-proven Glide 3.0 wedges are available for custom fitting and at authorized PING golf shops around the world. 

Players Using Tour Edge Exotics Finish First and Second at Senior Players Championship

Players using Tour Edge golf clubs at the Senior Players Championship finished in 1st and 2nd place Sunday at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio last week, marking the 11th victory in the last 18 months for Tour Edge on the Champions Tour. 


Retief Goosen, a former two-time U.S. Open champion, played an Exotics CBX 119 hybrid to finish 6-under-par en route to a two-shot victory.  Goosen made birdies on both of the last two holes in the final round to secure the Major championship title. 

PUMA Golf Delivers Style for the Links at the 2019 Open Championship

As PUMA athletes Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland prepare to take on Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the 148th Open Championship, they will be dressed to the nines each day in apparel, footwear and accessories from the brands new Autumn Winter '19 Collection. 


Throughout the week Rickie will debut PUMA's new X Collection, a head-to-toe assortment of apparel, accessories and footwear that demonstrate a new level of sophisticated styling with the same great performance and comfort that has become synonymous with the PUMA brand. 

Peter Millar To Outfit 11 Brand Ambassadors for The Open Championship at Royal Portrush

Peter Millar will outfit 11 brand ambassadors this week for The Open Championship at Royal Portrush next week. 


Players include Branden Grace, Brandt Snedeker, Louis Oosthuizen, Patton Kizzire, Ryan Fox and Si Woo Kim and you can see their outfits below. 

Jordan Speith Ready for Final Major of Season with Open Championship Scripting from Under Armour

The Open Championship, the fourth and final major of the season, presents a challenge unlike any other.  From furious winds to unfriendly terrain, each course that hosts the event tests the skill and determination of even the best golfers in the world, and the links at Royal Portrush Golf Club are no different.  


The oldest of the four major golf tournaments returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 58 years this week.  Jordan Spieth will look to finish the major season on a strong note with a follow-up to his 2017 title, and his Under Armour scripting will have him covered no matter the conditions. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Titleist Introduces New U-Series 500 and 510 Utility Irons: Designed to Maximize Long Iron Performance through Increased Launch, Speed, and Forgiveness

The new Titleist U-Series utility irons offer two unique models, the U 500 and U 510, designed to expand a player's shot options at the top end of the bag.  


Called "utility irons" for a reason, the new U 500 and U 510 models produce more distance than a standard iron and less spin than a hybrid, delivering that one shot a golfer needs precisely when it’s needed. 

PUMA Brings The X Factor with Sophisticated X Collection: Inspired by 10 Year Partnership with Rickie Fowler

PUMA Golf has introduced its new X Collection, a head-to-toe assortment of apparel, accessories, and footwear that demonstrate a new level of sophisticated styling with the same great performance and comfort that has become synonymous with the PUMA brand. 


Rickie Fowler, known for his on-course style, will debut the collection on Thursday at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Scotty Cameron 2019 Teryllium T22 Putters Preview: Popular Face Insert Returns in Re-imagined Newport, Newport 2, and Fastback 1.5 Models

Twenty-two years after the emergence of his original Teryllium-inserted, major-winning TeI3 designs, Scotty Cameron has reimagined and announced the limited release of three new putter models built under the "T22" moniker. 


Available in golf shops beginning Aug. 16, the Teryllium T22 Newport and Teryllium T22 Newport 2 offer modernized versions of the TeI3 models first introduced in 1997, while the Teryllium T22 Fastback 1.5 becomes the first Fastback 1.5 designed with a Teryllium insert. 

Nikon COOLSHOT 20 GII and 20i GII Golf Rangefinders Preview: Next-Gen Technology For Every Shot and Every Angle

Nikon is releasing two all-new COOLSHOT golf laser rangefinders, the COOLSHOT 20 GII and COOLSHOT 20i GII, with each being an ideal companion for golfers eager to improve their skills and reduce their scores. 


These new rangefinders join the Nikon's award-winning COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED in a lineup that includes technology for every golfer. 

PUMA Suede Golf Shoes Preview: Iconic 1968 Shoe Returns with Modern Performance Technologies

The iconic PUMA Suede shoe launched in 1968 and since then has been influencing street style with its legendary, classic, cool vibe.  Last year, PUMA Golf introduced a popular golf version of the Suedes, and now, the brand is releasing two new iterations of the classic shoe, featuring the same iconic style with modern performance technologies ideally suited for the golf course. 


Mimicking the classic style of PUMA's original Suedes, the PUMA OG shoe ($100), which is unisex and available in both men's and women’s sizing, utilizes premium Atlantis leather on the upper. The shoe is built on a hidden traction outsole which provides the appearance of a fashion-forward sneaker off the course, while offering excellent recessed spikeless traction for unrivaled grip and stability on any surface on the course. 

Datrek Golf Award-Winning Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag Preview: Second Generation Updates Hold Nothing Back

With a focus on modern design and functionality, Datrek Golf is highlighting the second generation of their best-selling stand bag, built with multiple features to keep clubs and gear organized without being weighed down. 


The Go Lite Hybrid stand bag combines the functionality of a cart bag with the portability of a stand bag.  It comes fully equipped with a 14-way organizer top with full-length individual dividers and 6 total zippered pockets for incredible storage space. 

Tour Edge HL4 Hybrids and HL4 Iron-Woods Preview: Get Ready for the Ultimate Launching Experience

Tour Edge Golf is releasing their new line of Hot Launch 4 hybrids and individual HL4 Iron-Woods for higher launching, longer distance performance that promises to again push the envelope in hybrid club advancements. 


The HL4 hybrids features a thinner and lighter forged 17-4 stainless steel crown for faster club and ball speeds, while also featuring higher MOI properties, which is a consistent performance upgrade throughout the entire HL4 line.  These clubs were designed to hit the ball long, high, and straight. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Steve Stricker Wins 2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship with Record-Setting Performance

Going into Sunday's final round of the 40th U.S. Senior Open Championship at Notre Dame's Warren Course, anyone other than Steve Stricker must have felt like one of those early season Fighting Irish football opponents.  Yes, they were going to get a nice experience playing in the shadow of the Golden Dome, but their chances of winning were slim. 


Obliterating the 36-hole (126) and 54-hole (192) championship scoring records and matching the 18-hole mark with a first-round 62 on Thursday, Stricker finished off his historic week with a championship-tying, six-stroke margin of victory over good friend Jerry Kelly and defending champion David Toms.