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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 81                                                         
Friday, April 24, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “That is the crazy part of golf. I don't think I did anything different than I normally do. Hopefully, I'll just try to do the same thing tomorrow and see what happens.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Boo Weekley, tied for the first round lead of the Zurich Classic, is in search of his fourth career PGA TOUR title this week. Can you name his last victory on the PGA TOUR?

BETTER DAYS AHEAD? Coming off of a challenging 2014 for the golf industry, its fair to say there are mixed emotions in terms of expected equipment sales for 2015. Whether it’s a carry-over from previous years or cautiousness for ultimately some better playing conditions backed by a stronger economy, the mood of the industry has been somewhat somber as the year begins. The first sign of how the upcoming season is shaping up came when Callaway Golf reported its first quarter financial results to equity markets. As to be somewhat expected, the message was somewhat of a mixed one.

For the first quarter of 2015, the Company reported net sales of $284 million, a decrease of 19%, compared to $352 million in the first quarter of 2014. According to the company, most of this decrease was expected. Callaway previously estimated that the decrease in first quarter 2015 net sales would be in the mid-teens (as a percent of net sales), primarily as a result of a planned strategic shift in product launch timing, but also as the result of weaker foreign currency rates and an anticipated decrease in first quarter sales in Japan due to the consumption tax increase which took effect in April of 2014. Despite the April 2014 tax increase in Japan, Callaway sales for 2014 were higher, buoyed in part by a 20% increase in the fourth quarter of last year.

Looking at Callaway sales mix for the first quarter of the year, metal woods were down $38.95 million (30%) coming in at $89.5 million. Sales of Callaway irons were $61.5 million, off 11 million (15%) from a year ago. Its putter business was off by $617,000 from 2014, coming in at $30.9 million. Golf ball sales were $42 million, down 9.3 million (18%) starting out the year. Its accessories and gear business fell $7.7 million (12%) from 2014 coming in at $59.2 million, rivaling its iron category sales in terms of volume. Despite lower sales, the company said its products grew in demand with consumers. According to Callaway, its hard goods market share in the US was 20.6% in the first quarter, an increase of 130 basis points. Callaway’s market share in Japan was 16.6%, up 150 basis points, while in the UK, its market share was 17%, down 80 basis points.

Drilling just a little deeper, U.S. sales were down $16 million (9%) from last year, while Europe fell $9.4 million (18%) and Japan dropped $22.8 million (38%) in the first quarter of 2015. The rest of Asia, considered a potential growth platform for golf, was off $10.5 million (39%). Other foreign countries, not listed, were down collectively $8.9 million or 31%, Callaway reported.

Callaway reported net income of $36 million from the first quarter compared to $55 million in 2014. "Although sales for the first quarter were slightly lower than we expected, overall I feel good about the business and our continued progress," Chip Brewer, President and Chief Executive Officer stated in a company press release. "Our brand momentum and market shares continue to improve and our profitability exceeded our expectations due in part to continued improvements in our manufacturing and supply chain along with tight cost management. The first quarter effect from the strategic shift in product launch timing and the consumption tax increase in Japan should smooth out as the year progresses. In addition, some regions are just beginning to open up for the new golf season and we are cautiously optimistic for improved market conditions as the year progresses.”

SOLD! Callaway Golf SVP Alan Hocknell sold 70,950 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.95, for a total value of $705,952.50. READ MORE>>>

CHINESE INVEST GROUP BUYS A DOZEN COURSES: Group International (FGI) has acquired the majority of National Golf Management's assets, giving the company a vested interest in 22 courses near Myrtle Beach. The acquisition also includes National Golf Management's call center known as "Tee Time Central," its golf package operations known as "Ambassador Golf" and "Myrtle Beach Golf Trips," the Myrtle Beach area's most visited golf-related websites. FGI's parent company, Yiqian Funding, is primarily owned by Chinese investor Dan Liu and Nick Dou from New York. READ MORE>>>

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING? Nick Faldo of England opened his mouth in the presence of Jack Nicklaus and spewed syllables that showed us Yanks our concept of golf, as a gentleman’s game is somewhat daft. READ MORE>>>

CHINESE GOLFERS SEEKING BREAKTHROUGHS: Two years ago, 14-year-old Guan Tianlang made history by becoming the youngest golfer ever to make the cut at the Masters. On Friday, before far fewer spectators, Guan completed his second round at the China Open at 3 over overall and will miss the weekend. The Chinese golfer has had a quiet couple of years since his star turn at Augusta. READ MORE>>>

FRENCH BATTLE AT THE TOP: France’s Julien Quesne holds a one shot halfway lead over his compatriot and defending champion Alex Levy and America’s Peter Uihlein at the Volvo China Open in Shanghai. READ MORE>>>

AGE IS ONLY A NUMBER: As Lydia Ko geared up to turn 18 on Friday at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, right behind her on the leaderboard was 54-year-old Juli Inkster. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “That is the crazy part of golf. I don't think I did anything different than I normally do. Hopefully, I'll just try to do the same thing tomorrow and see what happens.”--David Hearn, who birdied six of his first seven holes at the Zurich Classic on Thursday. He finished with an opening round score of 65, one shot off the lead.

Boo Weekley’s last victory on the PGA TOUR at the 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. He also won the 2007 and 2008 RBC Heritage.

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 6, NUMBER 80                                                         
Thursday, April 23, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “We were looked at as the next guys to carry this game of golf, and that's a big honor to have. But to be able to carry it, you've got to be a winner. No one is going to carry the game of golf if you finish Top 10 every week but you don't win. It doesn't matter who you are. People like to root for winners. You've got to be winning.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Since 2012, only one player has played his last 12 rounds at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with scores of par or better. Who is it?

BACK TO BUSINESS: It’s been perplexing over the past several years how Nike Golf has employed its most prized asset. Tiger Woods has seen very little airtime by the company for marketing purposes. His health has limited his playing time, which used to be the preferred method Nike enlisted him to promote its brand and in asiatigerturn products. While less hasn’t resulted in more for the company, when it comes to Tiger Woods, the swoosh appears to going back on the offensive, kind of, with the former world #1.

Tiger is taking in a trip to Asia for a few days. Sightseeing is likely an optional excursion for him, as it appears to be all business. Woods first stop is in Shanghai on April 24 before he travels to Tokyo on the 26th. During the visit, he is expected to conduct golf clinics and interact with the next generation of potential players. “When Tiger visited Asia in 2011, his presence was absolutely electric,” stated Marc Patrick, VP Global Marketing of Nike Golf via a company press release. “He really connected with the young athletes and inspired so many golf enthusiasts. We believe this generated tremendous energy around the sport of golf in Asia. We look forward to continued success again this year.”

In case you didn’t see it earlier, China is cracking down on golf and the sport of millionaires, according to a New York Times report. Wonder if that will have any impact on Tiger’s time in Shanghai?

GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? Finding a few more willing and able people to play golf is a constant challenge for the industry. But golf isn’t alone in this department. According to the 2015 Participation Report released by the Physical Activity Council (PAC), which includes the National Golf Foundation among its trade and industry associations. 82.7 million Americans age 6 and up, or 28.3%, were physically inactive in 2014. This is an increase of 0.7% from 2013 where 80.2 million, or 27.6%, of the population were inactive.

An “inactive” person is defined as one who does not participate in any of the 104 sports/activities covered by the PAC report, which includes everything from individual and team sports to fitness machines, camping, walking and stretching.

“The high rate of inactivity is fundamentally alarming. We have almost 83 Million Americans living totally sedentary lives,” said Tom Cove, PAC Chairman and the President & CEO of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). “While we can look at this number in a negative light, I would like to use it as a wakeup call to not only our Industry but the rest of society. The benefits of increasing activity are well documented for individuals and for the country. It’s time we put our time & resources into industry initiatives and national campaigns to increase physical activity.”

While the PAC Report identified negative participation trends in six of eight age groups surveyed, the PAC Report also reveals a positive trend in one vital age group. Inactivity among 18- to 24-year-olds decreased for the second year to 25.4%. 208 million Americans take part in a wide range of activities, according to the PAC Report. Fitness, outdoor, and individual sports were the top three types of activities Americans engaged in 2014. Nearly three out of five Americans (61%) engage in fitness sports. For Millenials (born 1980-1999) and Gen Z (2000+), fitness, outdoor and team sports are the most popular activities. 

The report also identifies those activities non-participants would want to do.  Swimming for fitness, camping, hiking and bicycling led this list of “aspirational activities.” “It’s clear many sedentary people want to have a more active, healthy lifestyle. We need to re-commit ourselves to cracking the code in making this happen,” said Cove.

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COUPLES ADMITS DISAPPOINTMENT: “When we agreed to this, I thought Darren had 75 per cent chance of becoming the European Ryder Cup captain, and I thought I was more than 50. As it turns out, he is 100 per cent the guy and I am zero. To be honest, it is disappointing, but they picked a great guy in Davis and my time might be the next one.” READ MORE>>>

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Donald Trump believes the Ailsa Course at Turnberry will provide an unrivaled stretch of successive coastal holes in golf after the wraps are taken off a raft of changes to the Ayrshire venue next summer. While details of what the American billionaire had planned for the Open Championship course had filtered out in dribs and drabs since his £36 million purchase of the resort almost exactly a year ago, the full plan has now been unveiled. READ MORE>>>

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S AROUND THE CORNER: "This time probably three weeks ago, I thought I might not have been able to be back out here, to be honest," the Australian said as he walked down the first fairway at the TPC Louisiana during Wednesday's pro-am. "It was looking like I was going to be a stay-at-home dad and kind of hang the clubs up," he added. "Definitely, a bogey is obviously still frustrating, but it's been well and truly put into perspective in terms of how quickly your life can be turned upside down." READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “We were looked at as the next guys to carry this game of golf, and that's a big honor to have. But to be able to carry it, you've got to be a winner. No one is going to carry the game of golf if you finish Top 10 every week but you don't win. It doesn't matter who you are. People like to root for winners. You've got to be winning.”--2014 FedExCup Champ, Billy Horschel.

Justin Rose, who comes off a T2 finish at the Masters Tournament, makes his 10th Zurich Classic of New Orleans start. Since 2012, Rose is the only player who has played his last 12 rounds at the tournament, par or better, and is the most under par (-38) since 2012. Among the others closest to Rose are: Jeff Overton: -35; Ernie Els: -32 and Graham DeLaet: -30.

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 6, NUMBER 79                                                         
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's kind of the story for all of us out here, to be quite honest with you. There's not too many guys that play well every single week. And you're going to have five good weeks a year. And to keep your card you're probably going to be making somewhere around $800,000. So we kind of depend on some good weeks every now and then. And that's just what I haven't had in the last couple of years.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Seung-Yul Noh earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Can you recall his winning score?

A LONG RUN, ENDS: The R&A has decided to cease publication of the R&A Golfer’s Handbook. There will be no 2015 edition. The R&A Golfer’s Handbook was considered the ultimate reference guide to the world of golf, including comprehensive facts and figures for every aspect of the game. Providing coverage of international golfing events, it included complete statistics for the previous year, major tournament results, a directory of clubs and articles on the year’s major stories by top international golf writers. The Handbook had been published every year since 1899.

SOMETHING MUST BE WORKING: Wyndham Worldwide has signed a 10-year extension as title sponsor of the Wyndham Championship. The deal extends to 2026 when the current four-year deal concludes in 2016. “With a portfolio of more than 100,000 hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals across six continents, we take great pride in calling the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina home of the Wyndham Championship, and are excited that this tradition will continue for 10 more years,” said Stephen Holmes, chairman and CEO, Wyndham Worldwide. “This tournament has a rich legacy, which we’re honored to be a part of. We are proud of what we have accomplished and will continue to build together with our partners throughout this great community.”

In addition to Wyndham’s extension, BB&T will continue as the tournament’s local presenting sponsor through the same period. “As one of the showcase events on the PGA TOUR, the Wyndham supports local charities through the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, creates commerce in our community and elevates the profile of the Piedmont Triad,” said BB&T chairman and CEO Kelly King. The Wyndham Championship is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the major championships.

“We are ecstatic that Wyndham Worldwide and BB&T have made these truly incredible commitments to our PGA TOUR event,” Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board of Directors chairman Bobby Long said.  “Shortly after we began our partnership with Wyndham back in 2007, it became clear that ours would be a very successful relationship; Steve Holmes and his team have become our friends over the years, and we are humbled by their confidence in our tournament.  Kelly King and his team at BB&T have been tremendous in their support of the Wyndham Championship, and their friendship means a great deal to all of us.  On behalf of the Wyndham Championship family and the people of the Piedmont Triad, we appreciate Wyndham Worldwide’s and BB&T’s continued support and the stability it provides our historic PGA TOUR event.”

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WEB GEMS:

FATHER KNOWS BEST: Jordan Spieth was trending in a big way during his magical week at the Masters, when he went wire-to-wire and never let anyone closer than three shots of his lead over the final 54 holes. No one had a more vested interest in Spieth's social media impact than his father. This was more than just a family matter for Shawn Spieth. It's his business. READ MORE>>>

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: Jordan Spieth, the Dallas Jesuit graduate and former Texas Longhorn, hit the jackpot by winning the Masters. He earned $1.8 million for winning the Masters, but some analysts expect Spieth could make $25 million off the victory through endorsements. With his newfound cash, Spieth recently bought a 7,400 square-foot Preston Hollow home in Dallas. READ MORE>>>

THE STORY TELLERS: As it prepares for its first season broadcasting U.S. Golf Association championships, Fox Sports has put together a talent lineup that combines many of its biggest stars with a lengthy list of new voices. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's kind of the story for all of us out here, to be quite honest with you. There's not too many guys that play well every single week. And you're going to have five good weeks a year. And to keep your card you're probably going to be making somewhere around $800,000. So we kind of depend on some good weeks every now and then. And that's just what I haven't had in the last couple of years.”--Sean O’Hair, after finishing 6th at the RBC Heritage. In 13 events this year, he has earned $995,013, more than double what he made in 2014 in 25 events on Tour. O’Hair best finish this year has been a T2 ($519,200) at the Valspar Championship. With his earnings last week at the RBC Heritage ($212,400) coupled with Valspar, it represents 73.5% of his total earnings to date.

Seung-Yul Noh beat Robert Streb and Andrew Svoboda by two shots to win the 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans by shooting -19.

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 6, NUMBER 78                                                         
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Last year was one heck of a year, but it was frustrating not getting over the hump. And I've always said I'd much rather have a little lesser year, maybe not as good a year and win a tournament or two. Just winning golf tournaments is what gets me out of bed in the morning. It's why I still want to compete and play, is to wake up on Sunday with a chance.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Jim Furyk became the 10th player to win the RBC Heritage more than once. How many others can you name?

PRICED AFFORDABLY: The counterbalance putter category continues to see more products introduced as an alternative to the anchored stroke method that was once popular. Tour Edge has introduced the HP Series counter-balanced putter with a price tag of $99.99.

The design incorporates an additional 60 grams of weight placed in the grip end of the club to counter the heavier putter head, Tour Edge said. This precise weighting, called counter-balance technology, increases the club's moment of inertia (MOI) for stability throughout the stroke.

There are two distinct head designs in the HP series putters: a traditional anser-style and an oversized mallet style. Each head features an easy-alignment design, the company said. The HP Series counter-balanced putters are available in two lengths - 36" and 38" to allow the additional 60 grams of weight to be positioned above the hands of the golfer.
The HP Series counter-balanced putters come with Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty, a 30-day play guarantee, and are now available in stores nationwide.

WHO WANTS TO PLAY WITH BUBBA? Its been said more than once, that golf is a hard game. Some believe it’s too hard! There is growing sentiment that it needs to be easier in order to appeal to a wider audience. Barney Adams, not so long ago, lobbied everyone to Tee It Forward. Mark King, when he was CEO at TaylorMade, introduced cups the size of pizza pies as a way to get more people to enjoy the experience. After all, nothing feels better than a golf ball falling into the cup. Well, one group is going the opposite direction.

The Greenbrier announced that it will host its first-ever Bubba Tee Challenge on the world-renowned Old White TPC golf course. Golfers willing to participate in this challenge will be competing to break a score of 90 playing on the new "Bubba Tees" on The Old White TPC course. The winners of this challenge will then go on to play a round of golf with the two-time Masters Champion and The Greenbrier's owner and Chairman, Jim Justice.

Those who wish to participate in this first-of-its-kind opportunity will need to follow the rules listed below:
• Schedule a tee time on The Old White TPC between March 28 and June 14, 2015.
• Register for the "Bubba Tees" in The Greenbrier's Golf Pro Shop prior to your round.
• Play the "Bubba Tees" on The Old White TPC. Beware - they are way back there!
• Turn your card in at the completion of your round, recording a score of 89 or better to qualify.
Three winners will be randomly selected to play a round with Bubba Watson and Mr. Justice.

"It is an honor to team up with The Greenbrier and be able to have the Bubba Tees challenge at the historic Old White TPC course. I look forward to a great round with Mr. Justice and the winners," said Watson.

THE CHINA SYNDROME: President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on vice and corruption in China has gone after drugs, gambling, prostitution, ill-gotten wealth and overflowing banquet tables. Now it has turned to a less obvious target: golf. “Like fine liquor and tobacco, fancy cars and mansions, golf is a public relations tool that businessmen use to hook officials,” the newspaper of the party’s antigraft agency declared. “The golf course is gradually changing into a muddy field where they trade money for power.” READ MORE>>>

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FAN EXPERIENCE: The first-ever two-tiered stand to be built at an Open Championship venue will help create the “best closing arena in golf” at this year’s event at St Andrews, according to the R&A. Two grandstands down the side of the first hole on the Old Course, one at the side of the 17th green and the groundbreaking structure behind the 18th green will provide seating for 10,000 spectators. READ MORE>>>

OPEN VENUE IS CHANGING: The Ailsa course at Turnberry, which has hosted four British Opens, will undergo major changes when it closes at the end of September. The magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde will look the same, but the course will be radically different, with all but a handful of holes altered when it reopens next summer. READ MORE>>>

BACK ON COURSE: Marc Leishman will never fear anything on a golf course again after coming perilously close to losing wife Audrey to illness. Leishman, who missed his place in the Masters to be by Audrey's side as she battled acute respiratory distress syndrome and toxic shock syndrome, has revealed doctors gave the mother-of-two a five per cent chance of surviving her ordeal. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Last year was one heck of a year, but it was frustrating not getting over the hump. And I've always said I'd much rather have a little lesser year, maybe not as good a year and win a tournament or two. Just winning golf tournaments is what gets me out of bed in the morning. It's why I still want to compete and play, is to wake up on Sunday with a chance.”--Jim Furyk.

Multiple winners of the RBC Heritage include Davis Love III, Hale Irwin, Johnny Miller, Hubert Green, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Payne Stewart, Stewart Cink, Boo Weekley and now Jim Furyk.

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 6, NUMBER 77                                                         
Monday, April 20, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I've been working out, just started working out like a year. I lost like ten kilos. I'm not like a big fan of the gym. I know that's a big, important thing, so I will try to lose my weight. I think it should be a next step for me to work on. Tiger is my hero, and Lee Westwood, as well. Even if you are skinny or strong or chubby, you still can win golf titles.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Jim Furyk won for the 17th time in his career. Can you name his last victory on Tour?

GET SMART: Cleveland Golf has introduced the new TFI Smart Square putter. It features a milled, copper-infused face cap over a copolymer insert for feel and tfismartsqconsistency, according to the company. The combination of the materials allows for immediate feedback from sound and feel when striking the ball, according to the company. The TFI Smart Square putter, which features Smart Square alignment technology, couples a High Density Stabilizing Wing with a Low Density Aluminum Body resulting in increased head MOI, Cleveland said, for greater stability and minimal distance loss on off-center hits.  

The key to the Smart Square technology, Cleveland said, is Dual Axis Alignment. Two squares create parallel lines that frame the ball at address and provide a clear visual path to the hole. They also generate two perpendicular lines that easily highlight when the putter is misaligned – even by a fraction of a degree. Cleveland Golf’s testing shows players aligned Smart Square putters 23% more accurately than one of the most popular putters of all time.

The TFI Smart Square putter carries a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) of $199.99, while the Smart Square Blade and Smart Square Mallet putters each carry a MAP of $139.99. 

A NEW LEADER: Keith Pelley as its new European Tour, Chief Executive Officer, effective this summer. This follows the announcement in November 2014 that George O’Grady would be stepping down from the role. READ MORE>>>

WINNER’S CLUBS: Jim Furyk came from four shots to win his 17th PGA TOUR event and first since the 2010 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. He set the tournament record for the low finish by a winner at the RBC Heritage with a 63. The previous was a 64 by Brandt Snedeker (2011), Brian Gay (2009) and Stewart Cink (2004). He did not hold a lead after any round during the tournament week.  Furyk’s career PGA TOUR (amateur and pro) starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 532-442-174-17. Furyk won using the following products:

Big Bertha driver (9*)
RAZR Fit Xtreme 3-wood
X2 Hot Pro hybrid (20*)
RAZR X Forged irons (4-9)
Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind 52-10, Mack Daddy 2 64-8 C-Grind wedges with True Temper Dynamic Gold s400 shafts
Odyssey Versa #1W WBW
SR3 Star Golf Ball

Jim Furyk’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 20
Pars: 50
Bogeys: 2
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 266

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THE TIME IS COMING: Tom Watson says his next visit to play Augusta National might be his last. READ MORE>>>

REDEMPTION: "But I was starting to feel like this game is beating me up, and the losing hurts a lot more than winning feels good," he said. "I think I just forget how good" it feels to win.” READ MORE>>>

STRONG FINISH SEALS THE DEAL: Kiradech Aphibarnrat rallied late on to force a play-off with and then beat Chinese teenage sensation Li Hao-Tong at the inaugural Shenzhen International. READ MORE>>>

WAITING FOR HIS DAY: The buzz about the new, youthful Rory McIlroy versus Jordan Spieth rivalry has fired up Jason Day. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I've been working out, just started working out like a year. I lost like ten kilos. I'm not like a big fan of the gym. I know that's a big, important thing, so I will try to lose my weight. I think it should be a next step for me to work on. Tiger is my hero, and Lee Westwood, as well. Even if you are skinny or strong or chubby, you still can win golf titles.”  --Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who won the inaugural Shenzhen International in a playoff.

Jim Furyk’s last victory, prior to the 2015 RBC Heritage, came at the 2010 Tour Championship. Furyk won three times in 2010 before going exactly 100 tournaments before recording another win.

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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