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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 182                                                       
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I like winning and I like trophies and I like being in the history books and I like having my name on trophies that not many people's are on. It's not the money. The money is just a nice bonus that comes with it.”

BRAIN TEASER: How much in total prize money did PGA TOUR players compete for over the 49 tournaments in the '17-'18 schedule?

FORE! Hurricane Florence, unfortunately, left its mark. It could have been worse. Golf appears to have been part of the fortunate. All the Outer Banks of North Carolina courses escaped the brunt of Hurricane Florence. The three courses on the OBX Currituck mainland reopened Saturday, as there wasn’t any damage, according to reports and little impact at all for Kilmarlic, The Pointe and Carolina Club. The OBX bridges reopened to visitors on Sunday as Nags Head and Currituck Club is expected to open soon and be operational.
 
Pinehurst received a lot of rain and experienced scattered power outages on Sunday. It reported it escaped any significant damage from the storm. Its hotels and golf courses will be open and fully operational as of Wednesday.
 
As of Sunday afternoon, of the 20 courses on Hilton Head Island that responded, 9 are were open Sunday and 11 reopened Monday. This group includes the big resorts and most popular public play options around Hilton Head Island area.   
 
At Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, the Robert Trent Jones Course is open, while Arthur Hills and George Fazio Course reopened on Monday.
 
At Sea Pines Resort, Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III and Heron Point by Pete Dye are open, while Harbour Town Golf Links reopened on Monday at 11 am. At Heritage Golf Collection, Shipyard Golf Club is open, while Oyster Reef Golf Club and Port Royal Golf Club reopened Monday.
 
The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, Hilton Head National, Island West Golf Club, Pinecrest Golf Club, Old South are open for business. At Sun City all three courses reopened at Noon on Monday.

REALLY? GOLF.com today has launched "Play With The Pros." It is calling it the golf industry's first Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for golf instruction. GOLF.com's new instruction platform promises to enable millions of golfers to immediately connect to a world-class golf teacher who will personally analyze a student's golf swing and provide two-way golf instruction anytime, anywhere.  

The underlying technology is called SwingAI. It uses artificial intelligence to accelerate the ability for a teaching pro to analyze and identify problems with a users' swing. This information is then personally scored by the instructor, resulting in an interactive and personalized lesson plan designed to correct swing issues and advance a player's overall game.

Tom Beusse, CEO of GOLF magazine and the GOLF.com website, said: "GOLF.com is our digital gateway to all things golf—from top-line journalism, to equipment and instruction, to travel and golf destinations. We are pleased to add this innovative Play With The Pros feature to the site, to further enhance the experience of golfers at all levels using the latest technology."

“The golf industry is going through a digital transformation that provides golfers a better user experience directly related to game improvement," added Rick Geritz, CEO of SwingAI. "When players improve, they play more, buy more, and grow the entire game."

WEB GEMS:

WU PREVAILS: Wu Ashun became the first player from China to win three times on the European Tour when he claimed a one-stroke triumph at the KLM Open in the Netherlands. Wu carded a closing four-under-par 67, finishing with a two-putt birdie at the final hole after his aggressive second shot with a hybrid club skirted a water hazard and ended in the heart of the green. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I like winning and I like trophies and I like being in the history books and I like having my name on trophies that not many people's are on. It's not the money. The money is just a nice bonus that comes with it.”--Justin Thomas after the 2017 Tour Championship.

There was/is $363 million in price money in the '17-'18 schedule, which is roughly a five-and-a-half percent increase year over year.

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 8, NUMBER 181                                                       
Monday, September 17, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm hoping to play until I'm 70 and then go in the wheelchair. But it's the traveling that's really hard.  I say a lot of kind of ridiculous things that would be one of them. But retiring in golf, there would be really no reason to.”

BRAIN TEASER: Tommy Fleetwood shot 63 in the final round of the 2018 U.S. Open. It was the second year in a round that someone posted a 63 in the national championship. Do you remember who did it in 2017?

GIVE THE CUSTOMER WHAT HE WANTS: Hard to say whether Ben Hogan had any of this in mind when he started his equipment company. No retail middlemen and no retail mark-up in the direct-to-consumer business model for custom, handcrafted forged Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company irons. According to the Company, sales are surging.

“Golfer needs are rapidly changing, and many players are going with combo sets that match short irons with hybrid clubs or utility irons for maximum performance,” said Scott White, CEO, Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. “Our proven direct-to-consumer business model allows us to better understand what golfers want, so for the first-time we are offering 5- and 6- club short sets to meet the needs of their game, while positioning the Ben Hogan brand for continued growth.”

As part of this new program, the Hogan Company is offering four Hogan Edge short sets, including: 6-iron sets (#5-PW in both right-hand and left-and models) as well as 5-iron sets (#6-PW in both right-hand and left-hand models). Direct-to-consumer pricing is $660 for the 6-piece sets ($110/club), and $575 for the 5-piece sets ($115/club). Additionally, to serve its customers in creating custom combo sets, the Company is also offering its Ft. Worth Hi-Utliity club or VKTR Hybrid as long iron alternative clubs.

“Listening to and collaborating with our customers has prompted us to re-think how we package Ben Hogan Edge sets,” added White. “Many of our customers were ordering either a Ft. Worth Hi utility club or VKTR hybrid to replace their longer irons.  And, we get that both options are great long-iron alternatives because they are so forgiving and easy to hit.  Our goal is to provide a set make up customized to their specifications that will allow golfers to play their best golf."

WEB GEMS:

NO WORRIES? Greg Norman believes the struggling Australian summer of golf won't consistently attract the world's best players until the sport's governing bodies stop competing with each other. Two-time major champion Norman has criticized the disjointed ownership among Australian golf's premier tournaments, which includes the PGA of Australia running the Australian PGA Championship and Golf Australia organizing the Australian Open. READ MORE>>>

A DREAM COME TRUE: American Angela Stanford won the Evian Championship Sunday, becoming the lone golfer from the United States to capture a women’s major this year. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “I'm hoping to play until I'm 70 and then go in the wheelchair. But it's the traveling that's really hard.  I say a lot of kind of ridiculous things that would be one of them. But retiring in golf, there would be really no reason to.”--Fred Couples.

Tommy Fleetwood became just the sixth player to post a 63 at the U.S. Open in 2018, joining Justin Thomas (2017), Vijay Singh (2003), Tom Weiskopf (1980), Jack Nicklaus (1980) and Johnny Miller (1973)

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 8, NUMBER 180                                                       
Friday, September 14, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “The game is not very different. But a result, when you’re in a results-driven industry, means so much. Sometimes you’ve got to fool yourself: ‘It’s about the process, it’s the process, the process.’ Well, after like six months, the process needs to yield some results. I was at that point. I needed a result. I’m still about winning. But competing is also part of the result.”

BRAIN TEASER: Brooks Koepka won the 2018 U.S. Open by one shot. This player shot a final round score of 63 at Shinnecock to lose by one. Can you name him?

ITS JUST BUSINESS: Ironically when golf retailers are discounting items in advance of next year, the new product train continues to roll along. As the recreational playing season is nearly over for most consumers worldwide, some manufacturers are already pulling the curtain back for 2019.

Part of COBRA Golf’s strategy for next year is lighter is better. The company, which boasts an interesting Tour staff with fan favorite Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau, currently ranked 8th in the world moving up from 99th at the end of 2017, has introduced its lightest drivers and fairways ever. The intent is that lighter translates into faster for players through more club speed and therefore distance.

cobrafmaxThe COBRA Golf F-MAX Superlite Drivers are re-engineered with a 6-gram lighter clubhead, the company reported, while maintaining an MOI of greater than 5,000.  Additionally, a 5-gram lighter shaft, and a 7-gram lighter grip design yield 18 grams in weight-savings, bringing the total overall weight to 287 grams. COBRA’s new F-MAX Superlight Fairways boast the same weight-saving considerations as the driver, but feature a low profile, shallow face design. 

“We are very excited about this driver; we’ve been able to engineer an incredibly forgiving, powerful club and keep the overall clubhead weight to less than 300 grams,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for COBRA Golf.  “The F-MAX Superlite Driver will be the perfect solution for players who need the added speed of lightweight design without sacrificing forgiveness; those that will benefit from having a club that allows them to maximize their swing speed and launch angle.” 

The Men’s F-MAX Superlite Driver ($299) comes in a black/red colorway. The F-MAX Superlite Fairways ($199) have Superlite shafts (55-gram in stiff and regular flex, and 50-gram in lite flex). The F-MAX Superlite Drivers and Fairways are available beginning October 5, 2018 in store and at https://www.cobragolf.com/fmax-superlite.

cobrahybridsThe company has also extended the platform to include hybrids and irons. The COBRA Golf F-MAX Superlite Irons feature re-engineered clubheads that are 4-grams lighter yet maintains the same high MOI, according to the company. A 5-gram lighter shaft and a 7-gram lighter grip design, contribute another 16 grams in weight-savings for faster club and ball speed for golfers with moderate swing speeds.

“Building off of the success of our original F-MAX lightweight design, we’ve reengineered Superlite to be our lightest, fastest and most forgiving game improvement clubs ever. Any player with a moderate swing speed will benefit from the design innovations in this product line,” said Olsavsky.

The COBRA GOLF F-MAX Superlite Irons are available in a variety of set options. Men’s Steel Irons ($599),  Graphite Combo Set ($699), Women’s Graphite Combo Set ($699)

The men’s and women’s F-MAX Superlite Hybrids featured in the combo sets are also available to purchase as stand-alone options as well.  The F-MAX Superlite Hybrids utilize COBRA’s lightest clubhead, grip and shaft designs in addition to the following game-enhancing technologies:

The F-MAX Superlite Irons and Hybrids are available beginning October 5, 2018 in store and at https://www.cobragolf.com/fmax-superlite.

NEXT YEAR, THIS YEAR: Golf’s new Rules have been published by the USGA and The R&A ahead of their effective date on Jan. 1, 2019. A new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules at all levels of the game. This version, which will serve as the primary publication features: 

•        10 simplified topical groupings
•        A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule, to better define why the Rule exists
•        Easy-to-follow, full-color diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
•        A simpler, more direct writing style

Two million copies of the Player's Edition will be distributed in the United States and its territories and Mexico by the USGA and a similar number by The R&A in its respective governance jurisdiction. The Player's Edition is being launched alongside the modernized full Rules of Golf book, which includes some of the most significant changes made to the Rules in more than 60 years.

"From the project's inception, our one goal was to make the Rules easier to understand and apply for all golfers," said Thomas Pagel, senior managing director, Governance for the USGA. "It sets a new standard in the way we write and interpret the Rules and is central to our efforts to ensure a healthy future for golf. We look forward to continuing that process in the years to come."

David Rickman, executive director – Governance at The R&A, added, "This is the biggest set of changes to the Rules in a generation and a major step forward in our efforts to make the Rules, and the sport itself, more accessible and more in tune with the way the modern sport is played."

A new Official Guide to the Rules of Golf is also available in digital format via website and official apps with a printed version to be released in November. Designed for golf administrators and club officials, the Guide features Interpretations on specific Rules (which replace the current Decisions) and includes the first jointly-produced Committee Procedures document, providing practical guidance to Committees for running competitions and overseeing general play. 


Another key feature is the Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities. This document is released alongside the Rules of Golf and enables players with disabilities to play fairly with other players with the same or different types of disability and with those without disabilities. The Modified Rules were developed in close consultation with the community of players with disabilities and disability organizations.

All of the new books are available in digital formats online at usga.org/rules and the official USGA Rules of Golf app, and through The R&A outside of the United States, Mexico and its territories. A range of explanatory videos and resources is available on both websites to enable all golfers to learn about the 2019 Rules. 

Extensive educational programs are being conducted around the world, with the assistance of national and regional associations, to ensure that golfers and administrators throughout amateur and professional golf are ready for the new Rules when they take effect on January 1st.
Some of the key changes in the new Rules include new procedures for dropping the ball when taking relief, the elimination or reduction of several penalties, relaxed putting green and bunker rules, and rules that encourage improved pace of play.

Golfers are reminded that the current Rules of Golf remain in effect for the remainder of 2018. The Rules of Amateur Status and the Rules of Equipment Standards were not part of the review process.

WEB GEMS:

WE NEED A HERO: The head of France’s only golf major says hosting the Ryder Cup won’t help his country produce a star player. “We need a (French) champion, that’s all,” Riboud said. “I think we need a project for the young French player to show we are a champion in the next five years. We don’t have a golf culture, we have to build it.” Riboud is the long-time former chairman and chief executive of food giant Danone, which owns the Evian water brand. “Perhaps you are surprised,” Riboud said. “Because personally I think the Ryder Cup is not building or helping to reach the objective” of developing talent.” READ MORE>>>

DOES IT MATTER? American former teenage golf prodigy Tadd Fujikawa said he struggled for years hiding his true identity before publicly revealing that he is gay. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “The game is not very different. But a result, when you’re in a results-driven industry, means so much. Sometimes you’ve got to fool yourself: ‘It’s about the process, it’s the process, the process.’ Well, after like six months, the process needs to yield some results. I was at that point. I needed a result. I’m still about winning. But competing is also part of the result.”--Adam Scott, who is not in next week’s season ending TOUR Championship. The Aussie has missed the Tour Championship for the third time in the last four years

Brooks Koepka won the 2018 U.S. Open with an aggregate score of +1. He beat Tommy Fleetwood, who finished at +2 despite posting 63 in the final 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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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 179                                                       
Thursday, September 13, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I need to start really lifting and getting after it and getting stronger in certain areas because playing every single week seems like every single day is maintenance at this point, war of attrition. What you do in the off-season is what allows you to maintain it through the year especially on the backside of the year and I really didn't train for all this. So, next year I have a better understanding of what I need to do and this off-season will be very different than it was last year.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who did Patrick Reed beat by one shot to win the 2018 Masters?

WHAT’S THE PLAN? Its name implies its age. Yet, it’s unveiling a new identity. The Royal &Ancient is looking to the future as it sets out its vision for the long-term success of the sport. The new brand is the culmination of the last three years work by the R&A to modernize golf and change perceptions of the sport.

randaIts vision is to lead by example. It will invest £200 million in developing golf over the next decade.

The R&A’s intends to make golf more accessible, more appealing and more inclusive and to be responsible for upholding the traditions of golf, while embracing change and breaking down barriers to progress. Yes, it’s a mouthful! According to the R&A, its core values are: courage to act in the best interests of the sport; integrity in acting fairly and equally; and inclusivity in growing the sport through achieving greater diversity.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “Our new brand brings together everything we have done over the last three years on ways to modernize golf and take the sport forward. We listened to our partners and the organizations and individuals we serve to help us determine what we should seek to achieve as custodians of golf. The message came through very clearly that we have a global role to play in leading the sport, while working collaboratively with our partners and international affiliated organizations to grow and nurture golf to ensure that it continues to thrive in 50 years’ time.”

Evolving from the previous R&A mark, the new brand identity retains the R&A blue but utilizes a secondary color palette to represent its strategic functions: governance, The Open, commercial, amateur golf, relationships, development and sustainability.

IF ITS TUESDAY, THIS MUST BE BELGIUM: September brings yet another equipment introduction much like the 1969 movie released by United Artists introduced European countries and cities. This time its Bridgestone Golf delivering the goods. The company has elected to enter 2019 with the next generation of its JGR club lines.

The TOUR B JGR collection consists of new models in the driver, fairway wood, hybrid and iron categories. Bridgestone introduced the products to its Tour staff first and reported Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker replaced their drivers with the TOUR B JGR model earlier this summer.

bridgestonetourb“After my switch to the new TOUR B JGR, I’ve seen an increase in distance and a more consistent ball flight,” said Kuchar. “The change was a no brainer.”

“I didn’t expect to make the switch so easily but when I compared the data on trackman, I was seeing three mph more ball speed and an extra six yards,” added Snedeker.

The driver, fairway wood and hybrid models were engineered with Bridgestone’s Power Mill Face Design, producing low spin and stabilizing the ball at impact to increase quality compression time, according to the company. Additionally, Boost Wave Crown technology creates internal and external channels that allow the crown to flex at impact for a higher initial launch and ball speed.

There are two new JGR iron sets to choose from. The HF2 line is a forged, game improvement cavity back set designed for mid handicappers. Constructed with an ultra-thin face, according to Bridgestone, the heads include a rubber polymer insert to enhance feel, reduce vibration. For higher handicap players, Bridgestone offers HF1 irons, featuring a thick, hollow cavity design in an extremely low COG forged head, according to the company. Variable face thickness, it said, provides responsive feedback on hits across the face.

“Our JGR lines have built up a loyal following since the original launch in 2015. The new TOUR B JGR builds on that success by providing golfers with the combination of style and forgiveness.” said Zack Kupperbusch, Golf Club Marketing. “While our brand is commonly associated with the best golf balls in the world, JGR is an excellent example of how we’re bringing innovation to all corners of the industry.”

The TOUR B JGR will be available at select retailers, club fitters and online beginning October 8. The driver carries a minimum advertised price (MAP) of $399. Fairway metals have a MAP of $229 and hybrids are $219.  The HF2 irons will debut with MAP of $899, while the HF1 irons are $849.

THE MONEY GAME: Golf sponsorship was once as easy as a two-foot putt. Many companies salivated over the audience demographics the sport offers. However, inflation (shall we call it) has started to make the proposition more challenging as the commitment level has escalated throughout the years. For example, the 2019 PGA TOUR schedule has been impacted by it.

“We just haven't got the sponsorship dollars,” Tiger Woods said back in July about the Quicken Loan event. “This is a tough climtigerheroate right now and to ask a company for $7, $8, $9 million, it's tough. The D.C. area really wants to have a golf tournament each and every year. It's just trying to get a sponsor that's willing to come up with the dollars like that and a commitment.”

However, one relative new comer to golf is continuing its commitment as India-based Hero MotoCorp announced it has extended its title sponsorship of the Hero World Challenge. “The Hero World Challenge has evolved into a global event highlighting the world’s best golfers year after year,” Tiger Woods said. “I’d like to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of the tournament. Together with Tavistock Group, we are very excited to continue growing the Hero World Challenge at Albany.”

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, first title sponsored the Hero World Challenge in 2014 at Isleworth Golf & Country Club before moving to Albany in 2015. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Together with Tiger Woods and the TGR Foundation, we have had a memorable journey over the past four years, and we are glad to further build on this highly enriching relationship. Brand Hero symbolizes excellence, fortitude and endurance – the qualities that aptly encapsulate the essence of the Hero World Challenge. This is a unique platform that brings together the best of the global golfing world, not just to compete with each other but also to contribute towards larger community development. Undoubtedly, this marquee tournament has been a significant catalyst and enabler in the ever-rising global profile of Hero MotoCorp.”

WEB GEMS:

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN: The LPGA Tour is offering no guarantee that 72-holes will be completed when the Evian Championship’s ill-fated September experiment ends at this week’s event in France. The LPGA cut last year’s tournament to 54 holes due to bad weather at Evian-les-Bains, a decision that was widely criticized as diminishing the status of a designated major. It was the second time in its five-year September run that the event had been shortened to three rounds. The LPGA hopes to avoid such a fate when. READ MORE>>>

BULLETIN BOARD MATERIAL? Thomas Pieters won't be a part of the 2018 European squad at the Ryder Cup later this month. But he didn’t hold back on what he experienced two years ago at Hazeltine. “Americans can't drink." READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “I need to start really lifting and getting after it and getting stronger in certain areas because playing every single week seems like every single day is maintenance at this point, war of attrition. What you do in the off-season is what allows you to maintain it through the year especially on the backside of the year and I really didn't train for all this. So, next year I have a better understanding of what I need to do and this off-season will be very different than it was last year.”--Tiger Woods, who also said, “I'm going to take a long break after the Ryder Cup.”

Patrick Reed shot a final round 71 to win the 2018 Masters. He beat Rickie Fowler, who shot 67 in the final round, by one shot. Jordan Spieth finished third. He posted a 64 on Sunday.

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 8, NUMBER 178                                                       
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “To get to world No. 1 is unbelievable. It's something I can say now in my career I've been the best player in the world. I've been to the top of the game. That's definitely some consolation. I just wish I could have enjoyed the moment maybe. This just slightly dampens it. But tomorrow or the next day, the week after, I'll look back at this and think it was amazing, an amazing moment in my career.”

BRAIN TEASER: What was the final score of the 2016 Ryder Cup?

A NEW DADDY: The new product caravan continues despite summer setting for 2018. Callaway has announced the introduction of its new Mack Daddy 4 Tactical mackdaddyWedges. The latest features a new aggressive look with a tactical PVD Finish, black PVD Face and black medallions. It incorporates Callaway’s proprietary Groove-In-Groove Technology. The main grooves are saw-cut and horizontal milled. The lower lofted wedges (50* and 52*) feature a 20D groove for consistent spin on fuller shots, according to the company, while the higher lofted wedges (54* and above) feature a 5D groove for control out of the rough and around the green. The 16- groove configuration includes Callaway’s extra “Nip-It” groove near the leading edge promising added control, especially on short shots.

The Tactical package also includes a limited edition Black Tour Issue Shaft and Lamkin Tactical Grip.  To honor our armed forces, a portion of the proceeds for Mack Daddy 4 Tactical will be donated to the Birdies For The Brave Foundation, a national military outreach initiative. 

Veterans can verify their eligibility with ID.me and select "Military Discount" while shopping on callawaygolf.com to receive 15% off. There is also a dedicated Callaway URL for these military discounts.

The Mack Daddy 4 Tactical Wedges will arrive at retail on September 21st at $179.99 each,

EXCEPTION, NOT EXPECTED TO BE THE RULE: “You had all four major winners being free agents. I don’t think you’ll see that again,” Keith Sbarbaro, senior vice-president of tour operations for TaylorMade told Reuters. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

NOT WHAT HE EXPECTED: “I was in control of my own destiny and didn’t have it this week,” said Spieth, the only player from the top 10 in the world who won’t be at East Lake. It didn’t help that Spieth, for the second straight season, sat out the entire fall portion of the PGA Tour schedule. Setting him back even further was missing nearly an entire month with mononucleosis. That means he will fall short of the minimum 25 tournaments required for those who didn’t add to the schedule an event they haven’t played in four years. Still to be determined is the punishment. This policy falls under a “major penalty,” which comes with at least a $20,000 fine and a suspension of more than three tournaments, although the commissioner has the ultimate say and any suspension will not be in play. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “To get to world No. 1 is unbelievable. It's something I can say now in my career I've been the best player in the world. I've been to the top of the game. That's definitely some consolation. I just wish I could have enjoyed the moment maybe. This just slightly dampens it. But tomorrow or the next day, the week after, I'll look back at this and think it was amazing, an amazing moment in my career.”--Justin Rose after finishing runner up at the BMW Championship.

The United State won the 2016 Ryder Cup by a score of 17-11.

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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