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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 192                                                       
Friday, September 30, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It is not an exaggeration to say there would be no modern day PGA Tour without Arnold Palmer. There would be no PGA Tour Champions without Arnold Palmer. There would be no Golf Channel without Arnold Palmer.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Four US players and three Europeans didn’t record a win in the 2014 Ryder Cup. How many can you name?

djMONEY BALL? Recently reports indicated Jason Day has reached a deal with Nike that will pay him $10 million annually to wear the company’s apparel and shoes. But he will continued to play TaylorMade clubs and ball as the world #1 signed a contact extension earlier this month. “On the apparel, shoe side, I don't have anything to share right now, but I'm really excited about the future. That's all I have to kind of say right now,” he responded when questioned about the Nike deal.

However, it appears adidas Golf and Dustin Johnson have reached a new multi-year apparel and footwear deal. “DJ’s scoring and legendary ball striking draw huge galleries and substantial television exposure, which are critical to the promotion of our apparel and footwear. We believe his US Open Championship is the first of many Majors to come, which will make him an even bigger star. He is the perfect athlete for our team to test innovative product solutions and his feedback will continue to influence our design decisions,” stated Jeff Lienhart, Executive Vice President of adidas Golf. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The world #2, like Day, also signed an extension to continue playing TaylorMade clubs and balls earlier this month

“adidas Golf is more than a sponsor. They have been with me since the start of my career; we’ve collaborated, created and celebrated together. I’m grateful for the support adidas Golf has given me and look forward to seeing what we can do together moving forward,” said Dustin Johnson.

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A LESSON IN BRANDING: Arnold Palmer, who died on Sunday at 87, had an enormous influence on the sports marketing industry. His success as a corporate pitchman far outlived his competitive golf career and has provided a lesson plan in branding to succeeding generations of athletes like Michael Jordan. Well into his 80s, Palmer was doing commercials for Xarelto, the blood-thinning medication, with the basketball player Chris Bosh, the comedian Kevin Nealon and the Nascar driver Brian Vickers. Some of Mark McCormack’s early deal making for Palmer was for modest stakes compared with the multimillion-dollar endorsement contracts today’s athletes receive. In 1967, he negotiated a contract for Palmer to become a global good-will ambassador and promoter for Coca-Cola for $15,000 a year, or about $108,000 in today’s dollars. The contract demanded that he make “Coca-Cola and our other products (and particularly Minute Maid orange juice) a natural and normal part of your every day life,” and that “When playing golf you would purchase Coca-Cola both for yourself and playing companions wherever and whenever practical.” READ MORE>>>

BE FOREWARNED? The former Co-Owner of Gart Bros., which in 1992 sold the business that became part of the now-defunct Sports Authority portfolio, unleashed a harsh criticism and outlook for big-box sporting-goods retailers September 28, speaking at the annual Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous event in Denver. “In the end, Sports Authority was meaningless to everyone,” he said. “It didn’t stand for anything. No one took care of the business, and the investors sucked it dry.” He then warned that that the same fate could come down the line for others in the space, specifically calling out Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. “All big-box stores with large footprints are at risk,” he said. “If you don’t stand for something, you are dead.” READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

WHO WILL DECIDE THIS: McGinley points to top guns not rookies as key: "The big players will decide this." READ MORE>>>

NOW OR NEVER? "It's desperate measures if they don't get it done this week on home turf," READ MORE>>>

LET THE MATCHES BEGIN: Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will lead off Friday morning as the U.S. tries to regain the Ryder Cup following three straight losses to the European team. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: "It is not an exaggeration to say there would be no modern day PGA Tour without Arnold Palmer. There would be no PGA Tour Champions without Arnold Palmer. There would be no Golf Channel without Arnold Palmer." --- PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem.

On the American side of the ledger, Rickie Fowler (0-2-3), Bubba Watson (0-3-0), Webb Simpson (0-1-1) and Zach Johnson (0-2-1) all failed to win a match. For the Europeans, it was Stephen Gallacher (0-2-0), Thomas Bjorn (0-2-1) and Ian Poulter (0-1-2) that also didn’t register a winning match at Gleneagles.

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 191                                                       
Thursday, September 29, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Arnold is the greatest role model that any sport ever had. Study that man. Look at the way he loves the game, conducts himself and treats other people. Arnold Palmer is the one you want to be like.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the leading point scorers for each team from the 2014 Ryder Cup?

SAY IT WITH STYLE! Nike Golf made a lot of noise when it announced it was withdrawing from the hard goods side of the equipment business. What might have nikerydercupgotten lost in the news is that it remains committed to the soft goods side of the business. The company recently announced the Nike Golf Club Charge the Cup collection, which celebrates the Ryder Cup. The Charge the Cup collection is designed for off-course style with on-course functionality. Including the Nike Classic 99 hat, Nike Range Sweater and Nike TR Dry Blade polo each piece in the collection celebrates this storied competition.

“I’ve been watching the Ryder Cup ever since I was a kid and it’s always been a goal of mine to earn a spot on Team USA," stated Nike Golf ambassador Brooks Koepka. "I’m excited to finally have the opportunity to represent my country and I will do whatever I can to help our team win the cup.” 

“Playing in the Ryder Cup has been one of the best experiences I’ve had on a golf course. I love being part of a team," added Rory McIlroy. "I’m excited to come together with my teammates for the chance to win my fourth consecutive Ryder Cup.” The Nike Golf Club Charge the Cup collection is available now on nike.com and at select retailers.

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WEB GEMS:

WAR OF WORDS: With stakes at the Ryder Cup so high, the players are under plenty of pressure. Danny Willett's focus faltered a bit Wednesday during practice at Hazeltine National Golf Club. This wasn't a case of rookie nerves, though. This was because, well, his brother has a big mouth. Willett was a couple of holes into his round when informed about the online buzz created by the colorful, humorous and crude essay written by his columnist brother, Pete Willett, on the National Club Golfer website that poked fun at the American players and castigated the culture from which their fans have come. READ MORE>>>

MEA CULPA: Darren Clarke apologized on Wednesday over a crude rant from the brother of player Danny Willett about the nature of U.S. crowds he anticipates this week at Hazeltine. READ MORE>>>

IF THINGS HAD GONE ANOTHER WAY? “I probably think about what may have been once a week, because at least once a week I get asked about it,” he said. “And I wonder if I would have been strong enough for the outcome, for the response I would have received. Journalists would have asked me different questions, the fans would have approached me differently, the vibe would have been totally different around me. If I had missed, I don't even know if I would have gotten picked for the Ryder Cup this time. Would I have won the US Open two years later? Or would I have been afraid of failing, because I had failed in the most difficult situation, Maybe I would doubted myself and said to myself 'hey, you're not as good as you think you are'. A lot of stuff comes up.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Arnold is the greatest role model that any sport ever had. Study that man. Look at the way he loves the game, conducts himself and treats other people. Arnold Palmer is the one you want to be like.”--Lee Trevino.

Justin Rose scored four out of a possible five points to lead Europe, while rookie Patrick Reed earned 3.5 out of a possible four points for the US squad.

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 190                                                       
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “My father taught me, and he drove home that point, you don't need to tell anybody how good you are. You show them how good you are. So I learned early not to brag about how good I was or what I could do but let my game show them that I could play well. And I tried to do that rather than talking about it. Win and win as much as you can.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last PGA TOUR event won by Arnold Palmer?

WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR: Wilson Golf has unveiled the Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 Irons. Engineered to enhance the Feel player’s game, according to the company, the V6 Irons are an evolution of the V4 Irons, which Kevin Streelman, Troy Merritt and Padraig Harrington have employed on the PGA TOUR.

“There is no feeling that compares to hitting a ball pure on the face of a forged FG Tour Iron,” said Streelman. The V6s are the best looking irons I’ve ever played and the tungsten sole technology helps make every shot count.”

Wilson reported the newly added 20-gram tungsten insert is built to increase launch angle without increasing spin rate, which adds forgiveness in the long irons. This makes, it said, for a well-balanced and consistent iron with accuracy, impact stability, and distance.

“It’s not easy to incorporate real innovation and technology in a forged, but the FG Tour V6 Irons do just that. From the tungsten inserts, to what was done to enhance feel and feedback in the impact area, to the sole design and thinner topline, every aspect was refined for better amateurs and tour players,” said Michael Vrska, Global Director of Golf Innovation.

Forged from 8620 carbon steel, the V6 Irons are clad in a nickel-chrome plating, a high-end mirror finish and completed with True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT shafts. The FG Tour V6 Irons are available on WILSONGOLF.COM and select retailers in 4-GW stock sets but not until January 9, 2017 (MAP $999.99)

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LIMITED EDITION: Sentio Golf is making available a limited run of tour-prototype putters called the “Century Edition.” These individually numbered putters were the first 100 ever made by the company. “We wanted to commemorate our company’s launch with something special.” explained Jim Varney, President of Sentio Golf, “so we set aside our first 100 production putters and called it the Century Edition. We found in early testing that a lot of our better players liked a darker finish and a softer feel, so we created this special run to their preferences.” 

The Century Edition putters feature Sentio’s unique construction which separates the entire stainless steel face from the rest of the putter head with a vibration-dampening thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) core, through a process called insert molding.  A proprietary TPE formulation bonds the two metal parts permanently together while keeping them separated from each other without any contact. Century Edition putters are available only through the company’s web store at Sentiogolf.com for $399 each. 

TECH TALK: The PGA TOUR and CDW Corporation (Nasdaq: CDW) announced a five-year extension of their marketing relationship that will extend CDW’s role through 2021. Through the agreement, CDW will continue its exclusive sponsorship of the PGA TOUR’s ShotLink real-time scoring system and maintain branding across the bottom of the TOUR’s electronic scoreboards at tournaments.

“For almost a decade, CDW’s relationship with the PGA TOUR has benefitted both organizations and enabled the TOUR to fully leverage CDW as a trusted technology advisor,” stated Thomas Richards, chairman and CEO at CDW. “From powering the ShotLink scoring system to improving back-office productivity with cloud-based Office 365, the extension of CDW and the PGA TOUR’s relationship will allow us to continue to collaborate successfully.”

CDW will continue business-to-business hospitality and customer engagement at 10-plus tournaments in strategic markets and provide a range of IT products and services to advance the TOUR’s operations for players and staff, as well as to improve the experience for golf fans.

ONE MORE TIME! Callaway Golf and the San Diego Padres have partnered again this year to host the Links at Petco Park. This will be the second Links at Petco, following the inaugural event last year, which marked the first time that a one-of-a-kind, 9-hole golf experience had ever been done inside a major league stadium.

In addition to an updated, 9-hole layout throughout the stadium, this year’s event will feature nearly double the amount of tee times after last year’s success. The Links at Petco Park will open with a Media/VIP Day on November 2, and tee times will run from November 3-8, with groups of four going out from 7 am to 9:30 on most dates.

WEB GEMS:

ARNIE’S GENEROSITY: "I went to dinner with Arnold, and Arnold ends up picking up the tab; obviously, you know, I'm a college student," Woods told the Golf Channel. "So Arnold picks up the tab; well, I get declared ineligible. So, I'm at the All-American in El Paso. And so I fly there as a person ineligible -- I wasn't allowed to play a practice round. And so I had to write a $25 check to Arnold, he had to cash it, he then had to fax the copy that it was cashed to the [NCAA] for me to lift up my so-called violation. And so, it was a running joke for over 20 years -- every time I'd see him, I'd say, 'You still owe me 25 bucks.'" READ MORE>>>

THE MAN: Here was Arnold Palmer: When he'd see you, he'd grab your right hand and shake it, your right shoulder and hold it and say, "How the hell are ya?" Then the left hand might move up to behind your neck or maybe he'd pull you sideways and walk with it draped over your right shoulder, as though you were childhood chums. Ben Hogan was an icicle, Jack Nicklaus was a god, but Arnold Palmer was your poker buddy. The man went out of his way to make sure you knew he liked you. Tiger Woods? Just the opposite. READ MORE>>>

IS THIS RYDER CUP A REFERENDUM ON MICKELSON? "I think it's a great opportunity for us to do something special," Mickelson said Sunday. "We have been given, the first time in 20 years that I've been involved in the Ryder Cup, actual input, actual say, kind of ownership, if you will, of the Ryder Cup. And all the players feel like they're involved and listened to. All the vice captains have great input." The question remains how that input will help players make putts. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “My father taught me, and he drove home that point, you don't need to tell anybody how good you are. You show them how good you are. So I learned early not to brag about how good I was or what I could do but let my game show them that I could play well. And I tried to do that rather than talking about it. Win and win as much as you can.”--Arnold Palmer.

Arnold Palmer’s last PGA TOUR victory came at the 1973 Bob Hope Desert Classic. He beat Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller by two shots. His winning score was 17-under par.

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 189                                                       
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Wake Forest has had an influence on my life almost as much as anybody in my life, other than my father.  And my attendance there, and the school and the people, I learned to be a southerner when I went to Wake Forest, and that sort of solves the whole problem.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you guess how many years Arnold Palmer played at least one PGA Tour event?

WHAT IS THERE TO LOSE? There is a growing belief that golf should welcome new formats and experiences from alternative options to the traditional game and incorporate the best features when possible. Topgolf has gotten a lot of traction in 2016, in part due to Callaway Golf’s investment, which delivered a handsome return. It flies in the face of the golf business, which seems to be enduring a death by 10,000 cuts. Financial gains within the industry haven’t exactly been its sweet spot in recent years!

Golf isn’t the only sport being challenged these days. A recent study found that 32 of 40 traditional sports or fitness activities have witnessed participation declines in the past 7 years!! America is changing and so in turn are her demands. Golf isn’t alone, despite what some might believe and therefore it isn’t necessarily an indictment on the game itself. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change,” Albert Einstein once said. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything,” added George Bernard Shaw

What might seem impossible is still achievable. Case in point, cricket, which isn’t embraced by Americans and likely never will be, has found a way to change in ways many might have thought possible. On the international level, it is played in three versions. A test match has a duration of maximum of 5 days (8 hours each day including breaks). It can end early (ends as a draw if no result is obtained for 5 days). On average, the result is usually obtained on the fourth or fifth day! However, Twenty20 cricket is a short form of the game. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) originally introduced it at the professional level in 2003 for the inter-county competition in England and Wales. A typical Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours! That’s less than an average round of golf! Time is a critical element that represents the ultimate swing vote with many people, especially when hoping to attract a new audience.

Golf has been plagued by the expense involved, difficulty and time required to play it. This isn’t anything new and it hasn’t changed throughout the years. When times are tough these challenges become steeper to climb. For many all that can be seen are the obstacles. There are few that see opportunities. Rob O'Loughlin has an interesting idea that is extremely cost effective and offers some hope to an industry that is struggling to find some.

O'Loughlin by his own account is an eternal optimist and perhaps an unrealistic dreamer, has an idea that he calls the BIGCUP. What is it? The BIGCUP is a portable, above ground, 9 inch “forgiving” golf cup for junior golfers (and or Junior golfers of all ages). Consider it golf’s attempt at offering the Bunny Hill or T Ball. If successful it represents an easier way to get people started in golf. According to O'Loughlin, there are 15,000 charity scrambles played in the United States annually. Typically, it’s for a worthy cause and many that participate rarely play unless prompted for such occasions. Scrambles are less intimidating to the occasional player. A 9 inch cup might just help increase the fun factor not only for the individual but also the course superintendent that isn’t interesting in cutting a new cup.

“We need the Big Cup in golf for the same reasons golf's most popular format is the scramble and why 41 million adults play softball and only 40,000 play baseball. It's easier (but not too easy). Maybe the Big Cup will keep more youngsters and beginners from dropping out of the game because it's just too challenging,” O'Loughlin wrote in Sports Illustrated Golf. “It pains me to say that the game today is too slow, too expensive and too difficult, in no particular order. No one seems to be doing anything about it, either, so I guess we're supposed to sit back and enjoy the fiddle music while Rome burns.”

O’Loughlin understands the industry, perhaps better than most. He was on the ground floor with Softspikes when it was started (and sold more than two billion non-metal cleats and saved millions in maintenance expenses). He also founded Laser Link Golf and helped get rangefinders legalized by golf's ruling bodies, a tough fight won after years of staying on the backs of the USGA and R&A.

“Of all the crazy stuff I have been involved with this is the first time the product worked better that we expected!” he shared. “You will be surprised how well it snags the ball -- even at low speeds!” Here is the way he sees it: Junior golfers under the age of 12 can’t putt at all and it is a “turn off” to the game. His 9-year old granddaughter can hit it 110 yards but when she gets to the green, it results in 3 and 4 putts! “42% of the game is putting and its 88% of the heartache!” he exclaimed. With the BIGCUP, 3-putts become an endangered species. “From 8 feet, the top 10 TOUR pros only make half of their putts. I’ll bet $100 I can make 10 in a row from 8 feet using the BIGCUP. Does that make me Steve Stricker,” asks O’Loughlin, an 8-handicapper from Wisconsin. “No! I'm not trying to change the world and I understand that the BIGCUP isn't for everyone. It's not for Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and the TOUR pros. They don't need it. It's not for purists and traditionalists. They won't consider it. But everyone else, listen up: If you don't want to have more fun, play faster and shoot lower scores, use the BIGCUP at your own risk. You have been warned.”

According to O’Loughlin, his BIGCUP shaves 40 second off each hole since the flagstick never has to be removed. Over 18-holes that represents 12 minutes, which may or may not be a game changer for some. His idea costs less than $500 for a complete set and can be employed or unemployed at any time.

“You will not ‘make everything’ with the BIGCUP but it virtually eliminates 3-putting,” he said. “The good putters are still good and bad putters are still bad. In a 36-hole test, (no gimmies) I had 17 ‘1-putts’ and NO ‘3-putts’ for a total of 55 putts. That is a TOUR like 27.5 putts per round. It was FUN!” he continued. “The BIGCUP in Charity scrambles / Husband and wife Nine and Dine / Junior Golf 3-holers / Just for fun is a real no brainer. What we have is a ‘disruptive’ new device that Superintendents will love. It does not cost much, lowers scores, speeds up play and eliminates 3-putts. Establishment golf will hate it!”

This may seem or sound like a crazy idea to some or even many. But those who follow this belief would be surprised to know there are 600 courses in the United States and another 120 in England that offer FootGolf. The cups that are required for FootGolf are significantly larger, labor intensive and potentially disruptive to putting surfaces. If FootGolf represents an opportunity in some course owner’s minds, the BIGCUP should be something worth investigating. And don’t worry, O’Loughlin and his team are working on BIGCUP version for FootGolf too. “All I'm trying to do is increase participation and make the game better.”

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HAVING A BALL: Callaway’s golf ball sales are up $4.5 million over six months of 2016 from 2015. The company isn’t resting on any laurels as it’s introduced its new Chrome Soft Truvis Pink model. It will also be available on Friday, September 30th at retailers nationwide and on callawaygolf.com.

Callaway said this is a limited edition golf ball that will be available during the month of October, and Callaway Golf and the Morgan Pressel Foundation made a one-time donation to aid and support patient care and research in the fight against breast cancer.

The ball has Callaway’s proprietary Dual SoftFast Core for fast ball speed from the driver, 4-piece construction leading to even more control throughout the bag, according to the company with low compression for extremely soft feel, and a Tour Urethane Cover. According to its creators, it allows players to compress the ball on iron shots to promote a soft feel, and gives you more spin and pinpoint accuracy from 100 yards and in. Callaway said it optimized its HEX Aerodynamics, which makes the ball flight even better in all conditions.

WEB GEMS:

THE KING: The debt modern players owe to Arnold Palmer. READ MORE>>>

AN INCREDIBLE LIFE:  He attended Wake Forest and was forever devoted to the university, but left in his senior year after his best friend, Bud Worsham, was killed in a car accident. Later, he served in the Coast Guard and at age 24 he was a half-lazy paint salesman with no particular direction. His life changed in August 1954, when he won the U.S. Amateur shortly before his 25th birthday. The next month, he met Winnie Walzer, a 19-year-old college student, at an amateur event in Pennsylvania on a Tuesday. That Saturday night he proposed. "Her father hated my ass," Palmer once said. "He said, ‘You're going to marry a golf pro?'" It was only in that period that Palmer decided to turn pro. READ MORE>>>

AN AMERICAN DREAM: In the 1961 Los Angeles Open at Rancho Park, he recorded a 12 on the par-5 ninth hole when he hit four balls out of bounds. Palmer’s fans were deflated, like him, but somehow his flubs enhanced his appeal. He was human; he could blow a lead or a shot like any duffer. And they liked that he went down swinging, with his lunging, go-for-broke play. If he hit a wayward tee shot to an awkward spot, he usually went for the green, rather than chip the ball safely back to the fairway, as other golfers would have done. “You can make mistakes when you’re being conservative, so why not go for the hole?” he said. “I always feel like I’m going to win. So I don’t feel I’m gambling on a lot of shots that make other people feel I am.” READ MORE>>>

PALMER'S LEGACY OVERSHADOWS THE RYDER CUP: The flag at half-staff over Hazeltine National was enough to take the edge off the Ryder Cup. Arnold Palmer occupied everyone's thoughts on Monday. "There's a hole in the game that can't be filled," Phil Mickelson said. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Wake Forest has had an influence on my life almost as much as anybody in my life, other than my father.  And my attendance there, and the school and the people, I learned to be a southerner when I went to Wake Forest, and that sort of solves the whole problem.” --Arnold Palmer.

Arnold Palmer played at least one PGA Tour event every season for 52 consecutive years, ending with the 2004 Masters.

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 188                                                       
Monday, September 26, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “When I think of him. I think of his hands. The greatest set of hands I've ever seen. Those eyes, too. On the golf course, all I ever saw was a mass of people. I saw, but I didn't see. He was able to focus in on everybody in the gallery individually. It wasn't fake."

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BRAIN TEASER: How many times did Arnold Palmer win on the PGA TOUR in his career?

LONG LIVE THE KING! Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday. No one did more to popularize the sport than Palmer. His dashing presence singlehandedly took golf out of the country clubs and into the mainstream. Quite simply, he made golf cool. “I used to hear cheers go up from the crowd around Palmer,” Lee Trevino said. “And I never knew whether he’d made a birdie or just hitched up his pants.” READ MORE>>>

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GOLF AND AMERICA LOSE A LEGEND: He looked like an athlete, a prizefighter, and a middleweight. He opened golf's windows and let in some air. He lifted a country-club game, balanced it on his shoulders, carried it to the people and made it a sport. He won big. He lost big. People who didn't follow golf followed him. People who hated golf loved him. He was photogenic in the old newspapers. He was telegenic in the new medium. He was the most asked question called into the night desks on weekends: "What did Palmer do today?" READ MORE>>>

SELF-MADE MAN: Some men love cars. Others love watches, pens, vinyl albums or books. Arnold Palmer loved golf equipment. “I never got a new set of golf clubs until I was old enough to buy them myself,” he wrote in Arnold Palmer: Look This Way Please! “That’s another reason I spent so much time tinkering with my clubs. They were usually hand-me-downs, so I had to modify them to fit my swing. And, boy, did I learn quickly!” READ MORE>>>

BE ORIGINAL! FootJoy fans and there are a lot of them, have something to look forward to. The #1 shoe in golf has introduced a new category called FJ Originals. “FJ Originals offer traditional-styled saddle golf shoes for the consumer seeking a great fit, lightweight comfort and durability all at an affordable price point,” said Keith Duffy, Senior Product Manager of Golf Footwear.  “The FJ Originals category is a great example of how committed the FJ brand is about designing and developing incredible product appropriate for all levels of golfers in every price segment.” The new line is available immediately in white/white, black/black and white/brown/black styles. The manufacture’s suggested retail price is $90.00.

WINNER’S CLUBS: Rory McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship. Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win the tournament and claim the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus. "I've made it no secret that it's one of the last things I feel like I had left on my golfing CV," McIlroy said afterwards. Here is what Rory McIlroy used to win the 2016 TOUR Championship:

Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 9.5° (MRC Diamana S+ 70 XTS shaft) 
Fairway Metal: Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood 15°, 5-wood 19°
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-9) with Project X 7.0 shafts
Wedges: Nike Engage 46°, 56°, 58° with Project X 6.5 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron M1 Prototype
Golf Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum

Rory McIlroy’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 20
Pars: 43
Bogeys: 6
Double Bogeys: 2
Cumulative Score: 268

WEB GEMS:

GOLF’S NEXT SUPERSTAR? “I describe it as Bernard Langer style,” said McGinley. “He is not going to overpower a golf course with his length, you just know he is going to beat you with monotony and consistency.” READ MORE>>>

THE DARKER SIDE OF DARREN CLARKE: Darren Clarke carries a reputation for volatility that has only grown during his 26 years on tour. Age, coupled with the honor of heading to Hazeltine as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, ought to have softened him. But a few serrated edges remain. READ MORE>>>

STIRRING THE POT: Johnny Miller doesn't agree with Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III that this U.S. team is the best "maybe ever assembled." He still has a hunch the Americans finally will win, mainly because of the European team they are facing. "I do believe the Euros have got, at least on paper, the worst team they've had in many years," Miller said Saturday at the Tour Championship. READ MORE>>>

INEVITABLE? Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. In its 10th year, the FedEx Cup never had a finish like this. READ MORE>>>

A LOSS TURNS TO A WIN: With strong play down the stretch of the PGA Tour’s regular season and in the FedExCup Playoffs, Ryan Moore will now be playing in the Ryder Cup. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “When I think of him. I think of his hands. The greatest set of hands I've ever seen. Those eyes, too. On the golf course, all I ever saw was a mass of people. I saw, but I didn't see. He was able to focus in on everybody in the gallery individually. It wasn't fake."--Raymond Floyd.

Arnold Palmer won 95 times as a professional, 62 times on the PGA TOUR. He won another 10 times on the Senior Tour, which he played an instrumental, if not integral, role in getting it up and running.

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 6, NUMBER 188                                                       
Monday, September 26, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “When I think of him. I think of his hands. The greatest set of hands I've ever seen. Those eyes, too. On the golf course, all I ever saw was a mass of people. I saw, but I didn't see. He was able to focus in on everybody in the gallery individually. It wasn't fake."

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BRAIN TEASER: How many times did Arnold Palmer win on the PGA TOUR in his career?

LONG LIVE THE KING! Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday. No one did more to popularize the sport than Palmer. His dashing presence singlehandedly took golf out of the country clubs and into the mainstream. Quite simply, he made golf cool. “I used to hear cheers go up from the crowd around Palmer,” Lee Trevino said. “And I never knew whether he’d made a birdie or just hitched up his pants.” READ MORE>>>

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GOLF AND AMERICA LOSE A LEGEND: He looked like an athlete, a prizefighter, and a middleweight. He opened golf's windows and let in some air. He lifted a country-club game, balanced it on his shoulders, carried it to the people and made it a sport. He won big. He lost big. People who didn't follow golf followed him. People who hated golf loved him. He was photogenic in the old newspapers. He was telegenic in the new medium. He was the most asked question called into the night desks on weekends: "What did Palmer do today?" READ MORE>>>

SELF-MADE MAN: Some men love cars. Others love watches, pens, vinyl albums or books. Arnold Palmer loved golf equipment. “I never got a new set of golf clubs until I was old enough to buy them myself,” he wrote in Arnold Palmer: Look This Way Please! “That’s another reason I spent so much time tinkering with my clubs. They were usually hand-me-downs, so I had to modify them to fit my swing. And, boy, did I learn quickly!” READ MORE>>>

BE ORIGINAL! FootJoy fans and there are a lot of them, have something to look forward to. The #1 shoe in golf has introduced a new category called FJ Originals. “FJ Originals offer traditional-styled saddle golf shoes for the consumer seeking a great fit, lightweight comfort and durability all at an affordable price point,” said Keith Duffy, Senior Product Manager of Golf Footwear.  “The FJ Originals category is a great example of how committed the FJ brand is about designing and developing incredible product appropriate for all levels of golfers in every price segment.” The new line is available immediately in white/white, black/black and white/brown/black styles. The manufacture’s suggested retail price is $90.00.

WINNER’S CLUBS: Rory McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship. Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win the tournament and claim the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus. "I've made it no secret that it's one of the last things I feel like I had left on my golfing CV," McIlroy said afterwards. Here is what Rory McIlroy used to win the 2016 TOUR Championship:

Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 9.5° (MRC Diamana S+ 70 XTS shaft) 
Fairway Metal: Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood 15°, 5-wood 19°
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-9) with Project X 7.0 shafts
Wedges: Nike Engage 46°, 56°, 58° with Project X 6.5 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron M1 Prototype
Golf Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum

Rory McIlroy’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 20
Pars: 43
Bogeys: 6
Double Bogeys: 2
Cumulative Score: 268

WEB GEMS:

GOLF’S NEXT SUPERSTAR? “I describe it as Bernard Langer style,” said McGinley. “He is not going to overpower a golf course with his length, you just know he is going to beat you with monotony and consistency.” READ MORE>>>

THE DARKER SIDE OF DARREN CLARKE: Darren Clarke carries a reputation for volatility that has only grown during his 26 years on tour. Age, coupled with the honor of heading to Hazeltine as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, ought to have softened him. But a few serrated edges remain. READ MORE>>>

STIRRING THE POT: Johnny Miller doesn't agree with Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III that this U.S. team is the best "maybe ever assembled." He still has a hunch the Americans finally will win, mainly because of the European team they are facing. "I do believe the Euros have got, at least on paper, the worst team they've had in many years," Miller said Saturday at the Tour Championship. READ MORE>>>

INEVITABLE? Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. In its 10th year, the FedEx Cup never had a finish like this. READ MORE>>>

A LOSS TURNS TO A WIN: With strong play down the stretch of the PGA Tour’s regular season and in the FedExCup Playoffs, Ryan Moore will now be playing in the Ryder Cup. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “When I think of him. I think of his hands. The greatest set of hands I've ever seen. Those eyes, too. On the golf course, all I ever saw was a mass of people. I saw, but I didn't see. He was able to focus in on everybody in the gallery individually. It wasn't fake."--Raymond Floyd.

Arnold Palmer won 95 times as a professional, 62 times on the PGA TOUR. He won another 10 times on the Senior Tour, which he played an instrumental, if not integral, role in getting it up and running.

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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