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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 176                                                       
Tuesday, September 17 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I just couldn't feel more lucky to be here right now. Ten months ago I was laying on my couch and couldn't get up. So many people sacrificed to get me here, especially my family. A lot of people believed in me, put in a lot of hard work. To go out and have my first start back on the PGA TOUR to shoot 59, I just couldn't be more proud of myself right now.”

BRAIN TEASER: Joaquin Niemann is one of three players born outside the United States to win on the PGA TOUR before the age of 21 in the last 95 years. Can you name the other two to accomplish the feat?

IN STEPH WE TRUST: Under Armour is enlisting Stephen Curry to help sell golf. The company announced the SC30 Range Unlimited golf line in June, and now it is launching the limited-edition collection from the two-time NBA MVP and three-time World Champion. Across tops, bottoms, footwear and outerwear, Range Unlimited combines Curry’s style with Under Armour’s Iso-Chill polos and the Curry 6 SL spikeless golf shoe. READ MORE>>>

LET’S DO BUSINESS: The PGA TOUR and YETI Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: YETI) announced a partnership that makes YETI the “Official Insulated Cup” and “Official Insulated Cooler” of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.

The multi-year agreement includes product licensing, as well as the exclusive right to sell YETI drinkware and coolers at TOUR-operated tournament retail outlets and TPC facilities, a number of which host TOUR events. Further, YETI plans to work with various PGA TOUR tournaments to display YETI coolers and utilize them in player practice areas. The PGA TOUR will also feature YETI drinkware at its Signature Drink programs at various PGA TOUR tournaments throughout the season.    

“Over the past decade, YETI has established the standard for high-quality outdoor products with its hard and soft coolers and vacuum-insulated drinkware,” said Brian Oliver, PGA TOUR Executive Vice President, Corporate Partnerships. “As an outdoor sport, our fans and players will put the YETI products to good use, whether out on the course with friends or at a PGA TOUR tournament. The Signature Drink program allows fans to enjoy beverages all day and go home with a unique keepsake.” 

This is the third league partnership for YETI, following NASCAR and PBR, though the brand does have relationships with several individual sports franchises. “We were thrilled at the opportunity to expand our partnership with the PGA TOUR in order to more broadly engage with fans and players, while simultaneously promoting sustainability and the reduction of single use plastic,” said Melisa Goldie, Chief Marketing Officer at YETI. Financial terms of the arrangements were not disclosed.

MORE IRONS IN THE FIRE: Cleveland Golf has released the Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Launcher UHX Irons and Launcher Halo. The Launcher HB Turbo Irons promise maximum forgiveness and an easy-to-hit to profile specifically targeted at game improvement players seeking more distance and more accuracy. “These irons allow game improvement players the ability to get the ball into the air better than any iron on the market,” said Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering, Research and Development. “Now with a thinner, hotter face, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons give you a half club more distance over the previous generation.”

Launcher HB Turbo Irons incorporate a new high strength, turbocharged face insert, according to Cleveland that is thinner. The redesign HiBore Crown pushes the center of gravity low and deep within the base of the Launcher HB Turbo Irons.

The Launcher UHX Irons are considered the most progressive combo set of hollow and cavity back irons on the market, according to Cleveland. “This combination of cavity back and utility irons into one set offers the perfect blend of distance and accuracy,” Brekke said. “A new variable face pattern delivers more distance due to hotter faces with better mass distribution.”

The UHX Irons incorporate hollow long irons (4-7-irons) for distance and forgiveness, with lower and deeper weighting compared to traditional cavity back irons. Meanwhile, the 8-iron through pitching wedge features a cavity back construction.
  
The Launcher Halo is a versatile scoring club, Cleveland said. Featuring new Gliderail Technology, it is optimized for better turf interaction from the toughest of lies. “We all hit it in the rough and find ourselves in difficult positions out on the course,” said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf. “And it’s those tough places that add big numbers to our scorecards. The new Launcher Halo helps us not only get out of those tough spots, but helps us excel from them and get into scoring position. It’s so much more than a typical hybrid.”

The Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Launcher UHX Irons and Launcher Halo officially launch in North America on October 4, 2019. The Launcher HB Turbo Irons are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set. For graphite options, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons are $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece set.

WEB GEMS:

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE: “It’s crazy,” said the emotional Niemann, who broke into tears when asked how it felt to become the first Chilean with a victory on the U.S. tour. “I can’t wait to go back home and celebrate with my friends.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I just couldn't feel more lucky to be here right now. Ten months ago I was laying on my couch and couldn't get up. So many people sacrificed to get me here, especially my family. A lot of people believed in me, put in a lot of hard work. To go out and have my first start back on the PGA TOUR to shoot 59, I just couldn't be more proud of myself right now.”--Kevin Chappell

Joaquin Niemann joins Seve Ballesteros and Rory McIlroy as the only players born outside the United States to win on the PGA TOUR before turning 21 in the last 95 years.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 175                                                       
Monday, September 16, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I mean, can you ask for more? The last putt to win the Cup, when it's that close? History was just made, to win here in front of the Scottish -- this crowd, to be here most of all. I could never in a million miles dream (indiscernible). This is it.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many players have shot a sub 60 round on the PGA TOUR?

SOME NO NAMES MAKE BIG NOISE: Another PGA TOUR season has begun. It has set a blazing pace. Kevin Chappell tied the PGA TOUR record for most consecutive birdies in a single round with nine in a row (Nos. 11-1) en route to 11- under 59! Joaquin Niemann produced his career low score (62) in his 44th event and 148th round on Friday. He went on to become the first player from Chile to win on the PGA TOUR.  Coupled with Matthew Wolff’s victory at the 3M Open, this is the first year (not season) since 1931 that the TOUR has had multiple winners under the age of 21 (Chuck Kocsis, Ralph Guldahl, Tom Creavy in 1931). What will next week bring?

THE KID IS ALL RIGHT! Viktor Hovland’s 6-under 64 in the final round of the 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier marks his 17th consecutive round in the 60s tying Bob Estes for longest consecutive rounds in the 60s on the PGA TOUR since 1983.

WEB GEMS:

GIRL POWER: Europe’s women reclaimed the Solheim Cup in dramatic fashion on Sunday with Norway’s Suzann Pettersen sealing a 14.5-13.5 win over the U.S. with the final putt of the three-day battle around Gleneagles. READ MORE>>>

SWEET 16! Sergio Garcia secured his 16th European Tour title following a hard fought one shot victory on his debut at the KLM Open. The International was hosting the 100th edition of the tournament, dating back to 1912, which coincided with event sponsor KLM - the Dutch airline - celebrating their centenary year in business during a special week in Amsterdam. READ MORE>>>´´

ANSWERS: “I mean, can you ask for more? The last putt to win the Cup, when it's that close? History was just made, to win here in front of the Scottish -- this crowd, to be here most of all. I could never in a million miles dream (indiscernible). This is it.”-Suzann Pettersen.

On Friday Kevin Chappell became10th player in PGA TOUR history at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, to shoot sub-60 round (59). He also equaled Mark Calcavecchia’s TOUR record of nine consecutive birdies in a round

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 175                                                       
Monday, September 16, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I mean, can you ask for more? The last putt to win the Cup, when it's that close? History was just made, to win here in front of the Scottish -- this crowd, to be here most of all. I could never in a million miles dream (indiscernible). This is it.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many players have shot a sub 60 round on the PGA TOUR?

SOME NO NAMES MAKE BIG NOISE: Another PGA TOUR season has begun. It has set a blazing pace. Kevin Chappell tied the PGA TOUR record for most consecutive birdies in a single round with nine in a row (Nos. 11-1) en route to 11- under 59! Joaquin Niemann produced his career low score (62) in his 44th event and 148th round on Friday. He went on to become the first player from Chile to win on the PGA TOUR.  Coupled with Matthew Wolff’s victory at the 3M Open, this is the first year (not season) since 1931 that the TOUR has had multiple winners under the age of 21 (Chuck Kocsis, Ralph Guldahl, Tom Creavy in 1931). What will next week bring?

THE KID IS ALL RIGHT! Viktor Hovland’s 6-under 64 in the final round of the 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier marks his 17th consecutive round in the 60s tying Bob Estes for longest consecutive rounds in the 60s on the PGA TOUR since 1983.

WEB GEMS:

GIRL POWER: Europe’s women reclaimed the Solheim Cup in dramatic fashion on Sunday with Norway’s Suzann Pettersen sealing a 14.5-13.5 win over the U.S. with the final putt of the three-day battle around Gleneagles. READ MORE>>>

SWEET 16! Sergio Garcia secured his 16th European Tour title following a hard fought one shot victory on his debut at the KLM Open. The International was hosting the 100th edition of the tournament, dating back to 1912, which coincided with event sponsor KLM - the Dutch airline - celebrating their centenary year in business during a special week in Amsterdam. READ MORE>>>´´

ANSWERS: “I mean, can you ask for more? The last putt to win the Cup, when it's that close? History was just made, to win here in front of the Scottish -- this crowd, to be here most of all. I could never in a million miles dream (indiscernible). This is it.”-Suzann Pettersen.

On Friday Kevin Chappell became10th player in PGA TOUR history at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, to shoot sub-60 round (59). He also equaled Mark Calcavecchia’s TOUR record of nine consecutive birdies in a round

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 174                                                       
Friday, September 13, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Blessed, and the freedoms we have because of people, great people. Not great golfers, but great people around the world when it comes to the military and the police and fire and rescue. So thankful. When you think about a bad season, really was it a bad season? I kept my job and I get to play golf for a living. When I look at it from that perspective it wasn't a bad year at all. It was a thankful year and a grateful year.”

BRAIN TEASER: Since 2010, no player has a better cumulative score to par at The Old White TPC during A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier than this player. In 20 career rounds at this event, he is a combined 50-under par, 11 strokes better than the next best player. Who is he?

CHANGE IS NEVER EASY: One player was willing to share some of his thoughts on the PGA TOUR testing equipment, specifically drivers each week. “I believe that as a fan of golf, forget 15 years on tour, forget professional golfer, doesn't bother me or affect me one bit. I can walk away from the game and be happy as can be,” said Bubba Watson. “So I'm looking as a fan of the game. We're talking about an industry, and not just Ping but other manufacturers, having to now provide more heads, getting more driver heads, more stress because a driver is going to wear in. We all know that. Nonscientists like myself, I still know a driver is a going to wear in.

“Today it could be legal, and next week it could be not. If that comes out, do they call me a cheater the week before? Then when you talk about the headache of trying to fit a driver because one now become illegal, it could be Wednesday trying to fit a driver. One of the things, the only head they might have is ten degrees and I play with eight degrees.

“There is a lot of stress that we don't need. The drivers I'm testing that are hot and we'll say red light, green light, I've only seen like a yard of difference in mine, ball speed, everything. Nothing to make me win a golf tournament because I have a red driver, a hot driver.

“So for me, it's just a headache. As a fan, we're trying to grow the game of golf. If you make a guy on Saturday morning think he's got a hot driver and he's hitting it far, what does it matter? Playing with his buddies, you know, playing for a Coke or a cheeseburger.

“For us, it's just more stress and headache for the companies that are providing for the PGA Tour, USGA, PGA of America, the R&A. Those companies are the ones sponsoring the commercials, paying the bills, and keeping their lights on.

“For me, as a fan of golf, I just don't see it as a as benefit. As a professional, it's just stressful trying to get the driver fit just right. We know it's going to wear in. It's not that you're cheating. It just wears in. The more you practice with a driver the more it's going to wear in. Just more stress we don't need. I've already have enough stress trying to make a three-footer. I've had a lot of ups and downs because of medical issues and stress related, so this is just more for me to be stressed about, I guess.”

WEB GEMS:

GO FIGURE: Rory McIlroy is the PGA Tour player of the year, and even he was a little surprised. In a vote of the players, who presumably gave as much weight to the whole season as the four biggest weeks, McIlroy won the Jack Nicklaus Award over Brooks Koepka. It was the third time McIlroy won the award, and the first time without having won a major. “I’m at a loss for words,” McIlroy said. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Blessed, and the freedoms we have because of people, great people. Not great golfers, but great people around the world when it comes to the military and the police and fire and rescue. So thankful. When you think about a bad season, really was it a bad season? I kept my job and I get to play golf for a living. When I look at it from that perspective it wasn't a bad year at all. It was a thankful year and a grateful year.”--Bubba Watson.

Since 2010, no player has a better cumulative score to par at The Old White TPC during A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier than Kevin Na. In 20 career rounds at this event, Kevin Na is a combined 50-under par, 11 strokes better than the next best player.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 173                                                       
Thursday, September 12, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I knew what it was all about. I knew I had to make it. I knew I had to make in for the tournament; I knew I had to make it to have a 59. I'm sitting there going, How many opportunities are you gonna get to do this?” 

BRAIN TEASER: Who won the official money title on the PGA TOUR in 2019?

SHORT STROKES: Winning looks easy. Yet it isn’t! Case in point as the PGA TOUR revs up its engine once again, consider Kevin Na, who is the defending champion of the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. It was just his second PGA TOUR victory in 370th career starts. So what went right for him to come out on top?

42% of Na’s total strokes gained, according to ShotLink, for the week were a result of his putting performance, gaining +1.772 strokes per round in SG: Putting. He made five birdies in his opening nine holes in his final round en route to a 29 on the front 9, marking just the sixth PGA TOUR winner in the ShotLink era to record an opening nine-hole score under 30 in the final round. Na ranked inside the top four in several key Putting statistics leading the field in Putts Per Round (26.50) and One-Putt Percentage (50%). He made three total putts from outside 25 feet, marking the fourth consecutive winner at this event to make three or more putts from this distance en route to victory. So it is all about how far the golf ball flies? Not necessarily.

44% of the total strokes gained by the last eight winners at A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier have come on the greens at The Old White TPC. The winners at this event have outperformed the field by a combined average of +1.51 strokes per round in Strokes Gained: Putting. Whether this intel ever sees the light of day with the powers that be in the eternal debate over the distance golf balls travel is anyone’s guess. It safely could be stated that putting is the greatest equalizer in the game regardless of what happens off the tee!

MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND: Will this impact college golf too? The California Assembly has passed a bill to let college athletes make money, setting up a confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of programs at USC, UCLA and Stanford. The bill would let college athletes hire agents and be paid for the use of their name, image or likeness. And it would stop universities and the NCAA from banning athletes who take the money. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

THERE IS NO OFF SEASON: It is only 16 days since Rory McIlroy was crowned FedEx Cup champion but players are already gearing up for the new U.S. PGA Tour season with the opening event, the Greenbrier Classic, kicking off in West Virginia on Thursday. READ MORE>>>

REST IN PEACE: Brian Barnes will be forever remembered as the man who once beat Jack Nicklaus twice in the 1975 Ryder Cup. Nicklaus asked for it. Barnes, who passed away at the age of 74, was no slouch when it came to the stick and ball game. He was also one of the European Tour’s great characters. Larger than life is an apt phrase to describe the Scotsman. He also had his demons. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I knew what it was all about. I knew I had to make it. I knew I had to make in for the tournament; I knew I had to make it to have a 59. I'm sitting there going, How many opportunities are you gonna get to do this?” --Stuart Appleby after he won the 2010 Greenbrier Classic, now known as A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

Brooks Koepka, $9,684,006, was the top dog on the PGA TOUR’s official earnings for 2019. Rory McIlroy, who picked up the FedExCup bonus of $15 million, was in second place with $7,785,286. You decide who made more. Fairly certain Uncle Sam has good grasp on it.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 
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