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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 134                                                       
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I've always said I want to be the best player I can be. That's my goal in golf. Try to be the best golfer I can become, without knowing what the limit is. Just like today, I did not know what I could do today and I did not know what I did this week, and surprises like this is what help a career lift, and hopefully I can keep it going like that. But if I have the legacy close to Seve, even half of what Seve's was, I think I'll be really satisfied with my career.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who won the 2016 John Deere Classic?

THE WORK NEVER ENDS: Titleist’s tour seeding and validation process continues this week with the introduction of prototype Titleist 818 hybrids on the PGA Tour and European Tour, the company reported. Titleist Tour Reps and members of the Titleist Golf Club R&D team are said to be on site at both the John Deere Classic and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, over the next few days fitting players into prototype 818 hybrids, answering their performance questions and gathering feedback and data. The seeding and validation process for prototype Titleist 718 irons, which began two weeks ago, also continues at both events.

Product seeding and player validation is a critical step in the go-to-market process for all of Titleist’s equipment. The company said it will provide additional updates throughout the process on Titleist's social channels and at www.Titleist.com/718.

GET SMART! Cleveland Golf has announced its latest iteration of the Smart Sole line of clubs: the Smart Sole 3 S and C wedges are available for pre-sale now at participating dealers, and officially launching July 24, 2017. This latest generation of super game improvement wedges features upgraded technologies.
  
Both the Smart Sole 3 S and C wedges feature a new, three-tiered sole design that is optimized for smooth turf interaction. Players with inconsistent swings will experience better contact, according to the company, on bunker shots, chips, and full shots. Each Smart Sole 3 wedge has a loft angle that is said to make it easier to chip onto the green and get out of the sand. The new wedges also feature Cleveland’s Feel Balancing Technology, offering better feel thanks to a repositioned center of gravity.

“We designed the Smart Sole 3 with the widest, most forgiving sole of any Cleveland Wedge in the market,” said Jeff Brunski, Director of Research and Development at Cleveland Golf’s Huntington Beach, Calif. headquarters. “That wide sole makes getting out of bunkers as easy as possible. The Smart Sole 3 also features Feel Balancing Technology which provides more consistent performance and better feel.”

OLD HOPES TO BE NEW AGAIN: When the Nike Golf design team set out to create its newest offering, the fashion-forward Nike Course Classic, wearable both on and off the course, it looked to its past. Not in golf but rather tennis and found the Nike Tennis Classic.

“This season we wanted to bring something special into our lineup. We wanted a shoe that would be clean, modern, and would work with anyone’s style or taste level. We felt the Nike Tennis Classic was a perfect match,” said footwear design director James Arizumi. “Golf and tennis are similar in many ways with regards to time honored tradition, sportsmanship, heritage, as well as being classic in every way.

“In designing the shoe, we focused on how it would perform for the needs of golfers, while at the same time adding obsessive details that would make it modern, bold, and, most of all, distinctly ours,” Arizumi continued. “We kept the clean topline on the sidewall but re-engineered a new spikeless outsole, that would provide traction on and off the course.”

The outsole’s unique geometry was created in partnership with new technology created for Nike footwear designers. The team input years of pressure map data into the system, which then provided the designers with multiple iterations of an outsole shape that would provide both high points of the shoe and map for both comfort and traction. The Course Classic utilizes a combination of real and synthetic leather on the upper and military-grade webbing to create the large pull-tab. A full-length Phylon midsole offers lightweight comfort and support. The Course Classic is available now at nike.com for both men and women and at select retailers.

WEB GEMS:

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S COUNTRY CLUB: As with most second-home communities of its type, Grandfather Golf & Country Club didn’t escape the recession of a nearly a decade ago, but it also didn’t run from it, which is the main reason it is thriving today. “The years 2015 and 2016 were our biggest for re-sales,’’ Club General Manager/COO Zachary Platek said. “We’re relatively built out, so the only way we get new members to get is of somebody leaves and somebody else comes on and buys. Two things that helped us out the most is that we built through the recession – so when the recession was over we weren’t lagging; and we focused on new amenities.’’

“Golf is our baseline. Now it’s how you build on that baseline. Even Baby Boomers these days want more than golf. And when the Baby Boomers who grew up on golf want more, you’re in a pickle if you don’t give it to them,’’ Platek said. READ MORE>>>

JOHNNY WILL BE BACK FOR MORE: Television viewers haven't heard the last of Johnny Miller just yet. "I wasn't sure if it was going to be last year or whether I'd do a couple of more, but I'm doing the Open next year also," the 70-year-old Miller said. "I'm having a little bit of a battle of what my priorities are. I have a lot of things to pass on to my grandkids, whether it's fishing or being a grandpa. On the other hand, my brain is still working pretty good. All these years of announcing, I feel like I haven't slipped any. And NBC seems to like having me.’ READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I've always said I want to be the best player I can be. That's my goal in golf. Try to be the best golfer I can become, without knowing what the limit is. Just like today, I did not know what I could do today and I did not know what I did this week, and surprises like this is what help a career lift, and hopefully I can keep it going like that. But if I have the legacy close to Seve, even half of what Seve's was, I think I'll be really satisfied with my career.”--Jon Rahm after winning the Irish Open.

Ryan Moore played his last 46 holes without a bogey en route to a final-round; 4-under 67 and two-stroke win over Ben Martin at 22-under 262 at the 2016 John Deere Classic. Moore had just two bogeys in last year’s event, the fewest of any player. With his 67 on Sunday, he extended his streak of sub-par rounds at TPC Deere Run to 23 straight.

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