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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 171                                                       
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I try and be as nice as I can. Don't worry, I've pissed off plenty of people. I'm going to publicly apologize to everyone that I've pissed off over the years. But, you know, my dad said a phrase to me when I was a kid: Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. I just try and do that, regardless of who it is. On top of it, just don't take yourself too serious. People kind of take things a little bit too serious, sometimes even take themselves a little too serious. Sometimes even I do it.”

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BRAIN TEASER: How many under par is Jason Day for his last two tournaments?

HOW’S YOUR GAME? Golf is a crazy game. It’s even crazier when it’s your business. The game can appear easy if you spend any time watching the best at their craft. However, appearances are often deceiving. Lee Trevino believes the golf swing is the equivalent of a door. “The game is very simple. It's a door. Open it and close it,” he explained. Some day’s players have been known to slam the door shut. Other days they close it quietly. The challenging part is truly knowing what you’re actually doing from one day to the next! Case in point, Tiger Woods’ swing has been analyzed to death. Its one thing to think you know and its completely another to actually have proof to support it.

clubhubFor example, back at the Quicken Loans event, Woods was telling anybody and everybody his swing and game were close. “I know how close it feels and I know that I just need a couple shots here and there and it turns the tide,” he said. “People don't really realize how close it has been between a person who is winning and a person missing the cut. It's not as big a gap as people might think.” Fast-forward to the Wyndham Championship and his play there started to make a few more believers in him again. Recently crowned world #1, Jordan Spieth managed the unthinkable by missing the cut in his first performance as the proclaimed best of the best. “Tough week. I'm definitely searching for answers,” Spieth responded. “It's not easy, I can tell you that. Even though it may look easy, it's not easy,” said Jason Day after winning the Barclays. “I'm a human, just like everyone else. Things pop into my head. Although it may have looked different, I didn't come out with the most confident feeling that I was going to win.”

Professionals such as Woods, Spieth, Day and Trevino have devoted their lives working on their swing and game in an effort of discovering along the way what works and what doesn’t for them individually. Woods, Spieth and Day are part of the generation that has benefited from technology advancements. Each have had access to some of the top equipment and people to help them uncover the secrets, which Ben Hogan once proclaimed were hidden in the dirt. Essentially we are left to anecdotal accounts of where someone’s game is at and the acid test is the score they shoot or where they finish in a golf tournament. For recreational players it’s even harder to determine when your game might be on the verge of improvement, especially if you don’t spend much time practicing or work with a teacher regularly!

However, something has come along that blends the technical aspect of golf in an effort to support or dispute (perhaps) the anecdotal arguments! For the first-time ever, golfers and instructors will have access to a personal and portable system – for use both on the practice range and on the course – that accurately analyzes the golf swing, while automatically tracking shots from tee to green. It also delivers the analytics directly to a smart phone app and the cloud in real-time. If you ever thought you hit it perfect and it didn’t turn out that way, now there is way to know for sure what might have gone wrong!

San Diego-based Kinetek Sports has introduced its ClubHub swing analysis and shot tracking system. It is a comprehensive golf performance system that allows instructors and coaches to better evaluate and interact with students, from anywhere at any time. The launch coincides with a unique program that allows golfers a limited opportunity to purchase the ClubHub system in advance — at a special VIP price — through a Kickstarter crowdfunding site.

ClubHub (clubhubgolf.com) is scheduled to be available in widespread distribution in the fall, but Kinetek Sports has allocated a limited supply of product for players clubhub2seeking to become early adopters of the patented new technology starting today. A full ClubHub set will come with 14 sensors, one for each club in the bag that are seamlessly and easily attached to the butt-end of the club and then quickly paired with the smart phone app.

“ClubHub is a breakthrough system that transcends the practice range and golf course, providing players with instant feedback on their game, and giving instructors real-time data to analyze performance,” said John Melican, President, Kinetek Sports.

An authentic performance product for today’s modern golfer, ClubHub is the first and only sensor system to capture real-time swing analysis and shot tracking data for every shot. Golfers simply make a swing and instantly see data on the app, including: club head speed, face angle, angle of attack, tempo and transition angle for every shot struck. Additionally, ClubHub’s shot tracking technology allows golfers to record rounds and scoring stats such as driving distances, fairways hit, greens in regulation and putting.

“Through ClubHub’s lightweight and unobtrusive sensors, golfers can track shot distances and locations during their round, see a 3D video of their swing, record scoring stats from a round and instantly share all swing info and round data with their instructor,” added Melican. “It’s truly a unique way to connect a golfer and a teacher and drive game improvement.”

By viewing the data, instructors can monitor on course swing characteristics and course management skills to help students develop a better all-around game. And, perhaps most important to the game of golf, ClubHub features a unique application that captures data while the golfer is playing a round of golf and then stores it for post-round analysis. This ensures that pace of play is never compromised.

“ClubHub allows golfers to see their game like never before, while enabling golf instructors to track their students’ performance from anywhere,” said Pat Steusloff, CEO, Kinetek Sports. “Now, a golfer can take what they’ve learned or practiced on the range, apply it on the course, and see the results first-hand.”

As an additional feature, ClubHub provides in-depth map views with GPS distances to any point on the hole of any golf course, adding an even greater on-course, game enhancement value to the product.

Golfers or golf enthusiasts interested in being the first to own ClubHub can participate in the Kickstarter campaign located at www.clubhubgolf.com, whereby they can obtain the product, which is in limited supply at the outset of the launch.  Golf instructors interested in obtaining more information on ClubHub can contact Ali Proehl This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

GETTING BETTER WITH AGE: FootJoy has introduced the latest iteration of its iconic FJ StaSof glove. Its kind of a big deal since the StaSof glove is world’s stasoft#1 Cabretta leather glove for over 35 years. Following extensive research and development, the 13th generation of the #1 Glove on Tour combines new and established performance technologies with hand-sewn craftsmanship to deliver what FJ defines as Advanced Performance Feel.

Constructed from premium Taction2 Advance Performance (APL) Cabretta Leather, the new StaSof provides improved tour-tested performance, according to FJ, due to a number of new features, including a softer, thinner elastic that contours the glove to the hand for a lightweight feel, improved fit and comfort. A single stitch PowerNet mesh and strategically placed perforations also create a more comfortable feel and fit across the knuckles, FJ said.

“The original StaSof glove set the benchmark when it was introduced over 35 years ago, but thanks to our exclusive partnership with Pittards, continuous product innovation and a   relentless pursuit of the finest materials, the StaSof to this day maintains its status as the #1 Cabretta leather glove on Worldwide Tours,” said Maria Bonzagni, Senior Director of Marketing, FJ Gloves and Accessories. “We have worked tirelessly to improve all facets of this iconic glove and have no doubt the new design and technology within will continue to help improve the performance of millions of golfers worldwide for years to come,” she added.

StaSof is trusted on Tour by the best players in the game including the following FJ brand ambassadors: 2015 British Open Champion Zach Johnson, 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott, defending FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel and Ryder Cup stars, Jimmy
Walker and Lee Westwood among many others.

The new StaSof is available in an impressive 26 size options and available for purchase starting today with an MSRP of $25.00.

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WEB GEMS:

HAS HE BEEN TRUMPED? Alex Salmond, once hailed as the “man who saved the Scottish Open”, believes Donald Trump’s hopes of hosting the event have become slim on the back of his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. READ MORE>>>

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE: In the final event of the Web.com Tour's regular season, 46-year-old journeyman Dicky Pride broke through for a win at the WinCo Foods Portland Open. It was a remarkable achievement, not just because it was Pride's first professional win in more than 21 years, but because it turns out that he had been holding a hand-written note predicting the win all season long. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I try and be as nice as I can. Don't worry, I've pissed off plenty of people. I'm going to publicly apologize to everyone that I've pissed off over the years. But, you know, my dad said a phrase to me when I was a kid: Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. I just try and do that, regardless of who it is. On top of it, just don't take yourself too serious. People kind of take things a little bit too serious, sometimes even take themselves a little too serious. Sometimes even I do it.”--Jason Day after his win at the Barclays.

Jason Day is 39 under par for his last two events, which he collected victories at the PGA Championship and Barclays. In his last five events going back to the Open Championship, he has three wins, a T4 and a T12. Day is 73 under par during this span. He has been over par for only two events this year. He finished 3 over par at the WGC Cadillac Championship (T31) and the PLAYERS (MC) where he shot 81 in the second round! In his last five events, Jason Day has earned $4,915,377!

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 170                                                       
Monday, August 31, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Billy Horschel won the FedExCup after missing the cut in the first event last year and I'm in a better position to win the FedExCup than he was at the time. So why can't I do it?”

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BRAIN TEASER: Brian Harman made two holes-in-one on Sunday at the Barclays. Has anyone else ever accomplished the same feat during a PGA TOUR event?

BORON POWER: Mizuno announced the introduction of boron into its 2016 MP portfolio. First introduced in 2014, boron will now be infused in the new MP-25, promising an entirely new standard for distance and playability, according to the company. Boron is the fifth element on the periodic found in the Earth's crust and the Solar System, and Mizuno believes it will make the company stand apart from other equipment manufacturers.

"Introducing Boron into the classic MP line is a game changer. Boron enables more opportunities for our R&D team to push the limits of a forged 'players' iron to increase ball speeds, distance and playability while staying true to the signature Mizuno look and feel," said Chuck Couch, Vice President of Product Development, Golf Division, Mizuno USA. "Over a decade in the making, the use of Boron will maintain our long-standing history of delivering 'players' irons that provide golfers the confidence and shot-making ability to perform at their best."

The MP-25 line will hit stores in September 2015 with a suggested retail price of $999.99 (3-PW) in steel and $1,099.99 in graphite. Starting in September, Mizuno reported there will be no up-charge on steel shafts or custom grips for all Mizuno irons.

WINNER’S CLUBS:  The 2015 PGA Champion, Jason Day shot 63/62 over the weekend at Plainfield CC to capture the first leg of the playoffs at the Barclays. It his fourth win this year. The victory guarantees Day a top-five spot heading into the TOUR Championship, meaning that he controls his own destiny at East Lake and will win the FedExCup with a victory there. Here is what Jason Day had in his bag to win the Wyndham Championship:

Driver: R15 460 Driver 10.5* with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70x shaft.
Fairway Metals: AeroBurner HL Fairway – 16.5* (plays to 14.5*) with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 80x shaft.
Irons: RSi 2 Iron - 2 (17*) and RSi TP Irons – 4-9, PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 shafts.
Wedges: Tour Preferred EF Wedge (Tour Grind) 47*, 52* & 58* with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts.
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider IB Black Prototype Putter
Golf Ball: Tour Preferred X Golf Ball

Jason Day’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 21
Pars: 46
Bogeys: 4
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 261

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WEB GEMS:

DAY IS HAVING A SPECIAL YEAR: Jason Day, so poor as a kid that he shopped at a store where he stuffed as much used clothing as he could into a bag for $5, is trying not to think about the potential of a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. That's still four weeks away. Day, so cocksure as a teenager that he talked about being No. 1 even before he was a PGA Tour rookie, is trying to keep his mind off the possibility that he could rise above Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth and claim the top spot in the world ranking. That could be as little as one week away. His six-shot victory Sunday in The Barclays opened a whole world of possibilities. READ MORE>>>

DALY HOSPITALIZED: John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. READ MORE>>>

LIFE BEGINS AT 50: Jeff Maggert won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fourth Champions Tour victory of the year, closing with a 6-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes. READ MORE>>>

FIRST OF HOPEFULLY MANY: Thomas Pieters claimed his first European Tour title at the D+D REAL Czech Masters. The 23 year old recovered from a double bogey on his front nine to card a three under par 69 and finish the week on 20 under, three shots clear of Sweden's Edberg in second. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Billy Horschel won the FedExCup after missing the cut in the first event last year and I'm in a better position to win the FedExCup than he was at the time. So why can't I do it?”--Jordan Spieth.

According to the PGA Tour, double aces have happened on twice before in its history. Yusaku Miyazato accomplished the feat in 2006 at the Reno-Tahoe Open and Bill Whedon did so in 1955 at the Insurance City Open.

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 169                                                       
Friday, August 28, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Believe it or not, I'm actually very, very religious. I'm the guy that told my pastor that ‘I'm going to say the f-bomb. If that doesn't get me into heaven, so be it.’ He kind of looked at me, kind of shook his head and he goes, ‘Well, you're a professional golfer, I understand.’ It's not something I like to share very much but deep down inside I try to do the right thing. But my mouth may not be great; don't judge me.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the only player to make all 32 starts in the 8-year history of the FedExCup Playoffs?

HOW’S BUSINESS? The maligned ways of the golf industry has been well documented. However, it isn’t the case everywhere. During the debut of Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, outside of Phoenix, tee times sold out for an unprecedented seven months in a row. This made gaining access to the course difficult for many would-be guests.

As a remedy, the club has begun to offer golfers an opportunity to be drawn for a “tag” which will provide priority access to the tee sheet, enabling the lucky recipient to reserve one foursome up to 35 days in advance this fall (the normal booking window is 30 days). There is no cost to enter the draw. Golfers simply must visit the club’s website and register their preferred email address by Tuesday, September 8th. Wickenburg Ranch will draw 100 recipients to receive the priority tee time tags by the following week.

“We’ve been blown away by the passion our golf guests have for the course,” said Justin Henderson, Head Golf Professional for Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club. “It’s a good problem to have, but because of that passion, open tee times have been somewhat scarce. Not many other clubs can say that. We hit upon the tag draw as a means of enhancing access to the club for as many players as we can. Of course the best way to ensure yourself of getting access is to become a member. This is exactly what our most passionate guests are electing to do.”

Those who’d like to try their luck ahead of the draw can play Wickenburg Ranch now through September, for just $45 for Wickenburg residents and $55 for Arizona residents. Green fees include golf, use of golf cart, use of the practice facility, and a Travis Mathew polo shirt. Through the summer, tee times can be made 15 days in advance of play, and the golf course is open Thursday through Sunday, only.

EXPANDING OUT: ClubGlider boasts the golf travel bag with extendable legs that support all of the weight is applying the same technology to a line of wheeled-luggage that includes a suitcase and a carry-on. The suitcase is constructed with the same highly durable, ballistic-style nylon as the ClubGlider Meridian golf travel bag. The ClubGlider Carry-On coordinates with the suitcase and is sized to fit in airplane overhead bins. Both pieces are available now at $349.99 for the suitcase and $239.99 for the carry-on.

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WEB GEMS:

SPIETH LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK: The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. READ MORE>>>

WHO WOULD SAY THIS? “Jordan Spieth thinks he’s hilarious, but he’s an idiot.” READ MORE>>>

BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR: Erik Compton ended his season Thursday when he withdrew from The Barclays after eighth holes. READ MORE>>>

WOODS REMAINS THE BIGGEST STORY IN GOLF: What’s next for Tiger Woods? This is a tantalizing question on the lips of many, including the former world number one himself as he puts his golf clubs away for a while after enduring a dismal PGA Tour campaign. Woods has been criticized by some pundits for focusing too much on the technical aspects of the game but another former world number one, Nick Price, believes his struggles are part of a much bigger picture. “Without a driver that goes in the fairway, this game is very difficult indeed.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Believe it or not, I'm actually very, very religious. I'm the guy that told my pastor that ‘I'm going to say the f-bomb. If that doesn't get me into heaven, so be it.’ He kind of looked at me, kind of shook his head and he goes, ‘Well, you're a professional golfer, I understand.’ It's not something I like to share very much but deep down inside I try to do the right thing. But my mouth may not be great; don't judge me.”--Jason Gore.

Hunter Mahan is the only player to make all 32 starts in the 8-year history of the FedExCup Playoffs. Mahan has reached the TOUR Championship (top 30) in each season but is currently outside the top 30 entering the 2015 FedExCup Playoffs.

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 168                                                       
Thursday, August 27, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Epsom salts, they help me float a golf ball, and I'm actually able to find the center of gravity of a golf ball. Not every golf ball is perfectly manufactured, so there's going to be an air in the machine and the center of gravity will actually be off center. So normally when you're in a free-flowing or free water environment or whatever, it would slow down on its own, as you spun it in the Epsom salt. And it wouldn't be affected by anything else if the center of gravity was perfectly in the middle of the ball. It just keeps slowing down by friction. But if the center of gravity is off, there's torque that's created, and what happens is it wobbles and wobbles, and it goes to the heavy side or the off-balance side. And then I find out how much it's off-balance by putting lead tape on it on the top of the ball to see how much mass it takes to flip it over. Ergo, how many inches or how many millimeters is it off from the center of the ball. And so if it's more than 16 milligrams out of balance, I won't play the ball. And there's usually four out of every dozen that I won't play. Use it as practice balls actually.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the top 5 players in the FedExCup standings heading into the playoffs?

COBRA OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: COBRA Golf, which announced last week the introduction of the new KING LTD driver, is also releasing KING Forged Irons. The company said the KING Forged CB/MB Combo Irons were designed for the Tour through three handicap golfer.  The product features a five-step forging process, which according to COBRA, yields a more precise shape. The company also incorporated feedback from Rickie Fowler in the development of the irons.

The Forged Combo set (cavity back (CB) mid & long irons + muscle back (MB) short irons & wedges) comes in a Diamonized Black Metal Finish (DMB) around a Forged 1025 Carbon Steel Body. The stock set composition is 3-6 (CB), 7-PW (MB) ($1,099) with Steel KBS Tour C-Taper shafts and Lamkin UTX Grips. A full set of MB irons are also available through custom (in RH only) as well as full sets of CB irons (both RH & LH available). The product will arrive at retail on November 13, 2015. A chrome version of these irons will be available for purchase in February of 2016.

The KING Forged Tec (Technology Enhanced Cavity) Irons, created for the Tour through 10 handicap golfer, promise the feel and precision of a tour iron with maximum forgiveness and distance, according to COBRA. The multi-material construction iron features a new J15 high strength steel forged face insert material to enhance distance and save weight.

The Forged Tec Irons ($1,099 – Steel; $1,199 - Graphite) feature a Premium Nickel Chrome Plating over forged 1025 Carbon Steel. They are built with a KBS Tour C-Taper Lite shafts (Steel) – X-Stiff, Stiff or Regular flexes or a UST Recoil (Graphite) and Lamkin UTX grips. Golfers can also select True Temper Dynamic Gold (X100, S400, S300 & R300), DG Pro (X100, S300 & R300) and XP-95 (X100, S300 & R300) shafts in the iron sets. The Stock composition Forged Tec set is 3-PW or 4-GW. Availability at retail will also be on November 13, 2015.

ONE TO WATCH FOR: Jon Rahm-Rodriguez of Spain is the winner of the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the No. 1 player in the 2015 World Amateur Golf Ranking. “I am honored by this award and excited about the exemptions it brings,” said Rahm-Rodriguez, a senior at Arizona State University who will receive exemptions into the 2016 U.S. Open and The Open Championships, provided he maintains his amateur status. “I also feel great pride in being the first Spanish golfer to receive this distinction.”

Earlier this year the first-team All-American contended in the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open in February, tying for fifth place. His 12-under-par 272 score left him three strokes behind champion Brooks Koepka.  

As a junior in 2014-15, Rahm-Rodriguez won four tournaments individually: the Bill Cullum Invitational, Duck Invitational, ASU Thunderbird Invitational and NCAA San Diego Regional. The 20-year-old also posted the third-best single-season stroke average in NCAA history (69.15) en route to the 2015 Ben Hogan Award, which recognizes the top male college amateur golfer in the United States.

This R&A and United States Golf Association (USGA) award is named after Mark H. McCormack, who founded the sports marketing company IMG and was a great supporter of amateur golf. “The USGA extends its most sincere congratulations to Jon for winning the 2015 McCormack Medal,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director of Rules, Competitions and Equipment Standards. “His stellar play throughout the college and amateur seasons, as well as his performance in professional events, makes him very deserving of this honor. We are excited to watch his blossoming golf career.”

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director – Championships at The R&A, added, “Jon has maintained an extremely high level of play throughout the year and is a deserving winner of the Mark H. McCormack Medal. To achieve five victories in elite amateur events in a season is very impressive and to back that up with a top-five finish in a PGA Tour event shows that Jon is capable of playing at the highest levels of the sport. I would like to congratulate him on a wonderful season.”

Past winners of the McCormack Medal are: Colt Knost (USA) in 2007; Danny Lee (New Zealand) in 2008; Nick Taylor (Canada) in 2009; Peter Uihlein (USA) in 2010; Patrick Cantlay (USA) in 2011; Chris Williams (USA) in 2012; Matthew Fitzpatrick (England) in 2013; and Oliver Schneiderjans (USA) in 2014. Last week, Leona Maguire of Ireland, the leading player in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, was named the female winner of the McCormack Medal for 2015.

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WEB GEMS:

DAY MAKES HIS CASE: "The next four weeks starting this week here in New Jersey are very important and to be able to win the FedExCup would be the icing on my season," Day told Reuters. "If I could snag the FedExCup trophy to go with my PGA Championship victory I could go very close to being named Player of the Year. I know it's going to be tough to unseat Jordan because he's played such amazing golf this year but then if I were to capture the FedExCup, it puts my name in the mix for that award, and gives our peers voting on the award someone else's name to think about." READ MORE>>>

WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF? Recent history is what gives Hunter Mahan a level of optimism he would not ordinarily have at The Barclays. For the first time in 10 years, he is at risk of ending a PGA Tour season without once finishing in the top three. For the first time in more than six years, Mahan is out of the top 50 in the world ranking. He starts the FedEx Cup playoffs at No. 71, his lowest position since this series began in 2007. Mahan is the only player to have never missed a playoff event. That streak is in jeopardy. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Epsom salts, they help me float a golf ball, and I'm actually able to find the center of gravity of a golf ball. Not every golf ball is perfectly manufactured, so there's going to be an air in the machine and the center of gravity will actually be off center. So normally when you're in a free-flowing or free water environment or whatever, it would slow down on its own, as you spun it in the Epsom salt. And it wouldn't be affected by anything else if the center of gravity was perfectly in the middle of the ball. It just keeps slowing down by friction. But if the center of gravity is off, there's torque that's created, and what happens is it wobbles and wobbles, and it goes to the heavy side or the off-balance side. And then I find out how much it's off-balance by putting lead tape on it on the top of the ball to see how much mass it takes to flip it over. Ergo, how many inches or how many millimeters is it off from the center of the ball. And so if it's more than 16 milligrams out of balance, I won't play the ball. And there's usually four out of every dozen that I won't play. Use it as practice balls actually.”--U.S. Amateur Champ Bryson DeChambeau.

The top 5 players currently in the FedExCup standings are: Jordan Spieth (4,169 points); Jason Day (2,459); Bubba Watson (2,407); Jimmy Walker (2,014) and Justin Rose (1,742).

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 167                                                       
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “This is my off-season right now. I’ve got lots of soccer games and practices to go to so I'll be doing that and just working out, training and trying to get more fit.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Who lead the Tour is driving distance this season?

FUN FACTS: The Barclays returns to Plainfield Country Club for the second time. It hosted the event in 2011, when Dustin Johnson won a shortened event (54 holes) due to the threat of Hurricane Irene. The club is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1890 as Hillside Tennis Club when only 30 country clubs existed in the United States. The golf course has been a fixture in the area since its inception, acting as a charter member of both the Metropolitan Golf Association in 1897 and the New Jersey State golf Association in 1900. In addition to its golf history, Plainfield boasts strong ties to the Revolutionary War. On June 26, 1777, the Battle of Short Hills was fought on the current site of the golf course and was the first battle after the United States adopted the Stars and Stripes as its official flag. Donald Ross designed a new golf course on the site in 1916, and it was restored to its original state in 1999 by Gil Hanse. In addition to The Barclays, Plainfield Country Club has also hosted the 1978 U.S. Amateur (John Cook) and the 1987 U.S. Women’s Open (Laura Davies).

CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT CANCELLED: China has been the hot news topic for the week and it’s spilling over into golf. While the turmoil surrounding the financial markets has everyone’s attention, previous events that happened in the country have forced the cancellation of the Champions Tour’s event.

The Pacific Links China Championship, which was scheduled for September 14th - 20th, and the first Champions Tour to be played in China has been postponed due to the recent tragic explosions in the port area of Tianjin, China. Although the 27 Club and surrounding areas were not directly affected by the explosion, event organizers agreed it would be inappropriate to continue with the event. The event is expected to be played next year.

“Given the recent events, Pacific Links and our members feel it is time to support and grieve with the victims’ families, friends and all residents of the great city of Tianjin,” said Mr. Du Sha, owner and chairman of Pacific Links International. Mr. Sun, president of the China Olympic Sports Industry (COSI), the event management partner for the Pacific Links China Championship, shared the same feelings as Mr. Du about this decision.

“As the event management partner, COSI would like to join with Pacific Links and the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour in grieving with everybody who has been affected by this tragedy,” said Mr. Sun. “We are in full support of the people of Tianjin. We sincerely hope next year’s Pacific Links China Championship can be held to honor the memory of those from Tianjin who died and were injured.”

Champions Tour President Greg McLaughlin added, “On behalf of the Champions Tour and our players, we are confident this is the appropriate and correct decision. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and those injured after this tragedy. We look forward to our continued partnership with Pacific Links and the 2016 Champions Tour event at the 27 Club in China.”

Pacific Links International announced earlier this year that its signature PGA Championship Tour event would be relocated from Hawaii to China for 2015. The Pacific Links China Championship was set to coincide with the official grand opening of the company’s flagship course in Asia, the 27 Club.

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