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ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Since the start of last year, I don't work with anyone on my swing. The pluses are it's pretty simple. I only argue with myself about it. But the minuses are I think even if you know your swing well, and even if you can manage it, you don't have someone just to talk to about it. Just being golfers, we like to talk a lot about ourselves and our rounds and our swing, and everything. Some of it is relevant and some of it's not. But that's probably one of the minuses I think. I use my phone a lot more for videoing. I try not to ask too many people little things because I think that can lead to problems. So until I have some real issues, I'm just going to leave it that way and keep it as simple as I possibly can. I think that's a nice way to be with the golf swing.”
BRAIN TEASER: Which of these players have more career PGA TOUR victories: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, David Duval, Bruce Lietzke, Craig Stadler, David Toms or Ken Venturi?
IMPRESSIVE RESULTS: You might be surprised to learn that Dustin Johnson has five wins and a total of 29 top-10 finishes in his last 47 starts on TOUR dating back to the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He has made 43 cuts in 47 starts during that period. That’s how you become world #1!
HOW LONG CAN THEY KEEP THIS UP? Bill Haas and Jordan Spieth have finished inside the top 25 in every start this season (minimum 4 starts). Haas finished T11 at the Genesis Open, while Spieth finished T22. Neither is in the Honda Classic field.
WE’RE A BUYER: Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has acquired TKVGPS, a provider of GPS-based fleet management solutions and GPS technologies. Going forward, TKVGPS’ business will operate as part of Textron Specialized Vehicles’ Golf business, which offers E-Z-GO golf cars, Jacobsen turf care equipment and Cushman utility and hospitality vehicles to golf courses and resorts.
“TKVGPS fleet-management systems add an important dimension to Textron Specialized Vehicles’ portfolio of products and solutions for today’s golf-course operator,” said Kevin Holleran, president and CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles. “Courses can select from a range of proven fleet-management solutions to meet the specific needs of their particular facility, protect their investments in vehicle fleets and turf-care equipment, monitor events on their course, and enhance the playing experience for their golfers.
“In addition, Textron Specialized Vehicles will leverage TKVGPS technology across our many other product lines, including Cushman commercial utility vehicles, Jacobsen professional turf-care equipment, and Textron GSE ground support equipment, to provide fleet-management solutions to our customers across many different industries and end-use environments for our products.”
GO GREEN: E-Z-GO, a Textron Specialized Vehicles business, has introduced its ELiTE Series lithium golf cars as a fleet offering. Activated by Samsung SDI lithium technology, ELiTE vehicles promise zero-maintenance batteries with a five-year unlimited amp-hour warranty and increased energy efficiency.
“The E-Z-GO partnership with Samsung SDI resulted in a giant step forward for the industry when it comes to high-efficiency vehicles and zero-maintenance battery power,” said Michael R. Parkhurst, Vice President, Golf for Textron Specialized Vehicles. “ELiTE Series vehicles are the biggest advancement in golf car technology since E-Z-GO introduced the E-Z-GO RXV golf car, with its groundbreaking AC drive and IntelliBrake technology.”
With less power required to charge ELiTE Series than leading lead-acid competitors, according to the company, golf course managers can cut energy costs while enjoying the extra revenue that comes from all-day uptime. The batteries in ELiTE vehicles are also lighter than traditional lead acid batteries. ELiTE Series vehicles batteries are half the size and a fraction of the weight of lead-acid batteries, reducing turf damage and soil compaction due to vehicle weight.
E-Z-GO ELiTE Series vehicles were tested at Tijeras Creek Golf Club, in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., where last year, 73,000 rounds of golf were played. The course is known for its challenging hilly, brutal terrain. Tijeras Creek Golf Club regularly rotates vehicles in the current lead-acid golf car fleet in and out of service daily to allow for ample recharge time. “From day one, the ELiTE Series vehicles have been going around our golf course anywhere from 36 to 54 holes a day, and during that time frame, we aren’t having to recharge them,” said Rob Heslar, Director of Golf at Tijeras Creek Golf Club. “There’s a confidence factor in the ELiTE Series lithium car for me. I’m not concerned about putting my customers in an ELiTE Series golf vehicle because I know they won’t worry about becoming stranded in an uncharged vehicle.”
HOW DO YOU REALLY FEEL? "Personally, I don't think you'll see him again this year," Perez said. "The guy can't show up to an interview!" READ MORE>>>
NOT IF, BUT WHEN: “If ever there was a golf course that was built for Rory McIlroy [with his ball striking], it was Augusta, so I imagine he will [win there one day]. Will the layoff affect him? Not at all. Not at all.” READ MORE>>>
ANSWERS: “ Since the start of last year, I don't work with anyone on my swing. The pluses are it's pretty simple. I only argue with myself about it. But the minuses are I think even if you know your swing well, and even if you can manage it, you don't have someone just to talk to about it. Just being golfers, we like to talk a lot about ourselves and our rounds and our swing, and everything. Some of it is relevant and some of it's not. But that's probably one of the minuses I think. I use my phone a lot more for videoing. I try not to ask too many people little things because I think that can lead to problems. So until I have some real issues, I'm just going to leave it that way and keep it as simple as I possibly can. I think that's a nice way to be with the golf swing.”--Adam Scott.
You may be surprised to learn the late Ken Venturi had 13 career PGA TOUR victories, one more than Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, David Duval, Bruce Lietzke, Craig Stadler and David Toms each have.
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