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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 137                                                       
Friday, July 14, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm starting to understand my golf swing pretty darn well. I think in college I understood it really well up to a certain point, and then once I got here I was trying a few new things because I had some increased strength, more time to go to the gym and things like that. So I was trying a couple different things and was able to understand that I don't necessarily need the distance to be that consistent, especially with how I function on the golf swing. I was able to understand about three weeks ago that I can just keep it in the fairway every day and hit it on the green close and make couple putts. That's what I'm doing.”

BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last victory by Adam Scott on the PGA TOUR?

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD? The final major of the golfing year is set for a live television blackout in the UK after it emerged Sky Sports had lost the rights to the US PGA Championship. “We had a good partnership with Sky but the 2017 US PGA Championship will not be on Sky,” said the PGA of America’s chief commercial officer, Jeff Price. “It was a multi-year deal that was up. Ultimately one of the key things for us is scale of distribution and obviously with all the new platforms that consumers are engaging with, we want to make sure we reach all of them.” READ MORE>>>

SOLD! Donald Trump's personal golf irons have sold for $29,798 according to Boston-based RR Auction. The Trump personally-owned and used full set of TaylorMade RAC TP Forged Irons, 3-PW, were gifted to his personal caddie, Andrew Lombardo, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Each iron features was engraved, “D. Trump” in the hosel of clubhead.

From 2004 to 2008, Lombardo served as Assistant Caddie Master and Director of Outdoor Operations while employed at Bedminster, caddying for Trump over 100 times from the day the club first opened until his resignation in 2008, including twice during the filming of The Apprentice.

“Bidding for the golf clubs went back and forth between a gentleman from New Jersey and the eventual winner from California,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction. “The new owner was quite interested because of the quality and provenance of these clubs that had belonged to the future President.”

DEAL: Dynamic Brands has acquired SEARCH ‘N RESCUE Golf Ball Retrievers and Golf Course Accessories from JTD Enterprises. SEARCH ‘N RESCUE, established in 1979, is a golf accessory company known for its line of golf ball retrievers with ten head styles and six lengths that extend from 9 to 24 feet. It also offers golf course accessories including golf cart flagpoles and flags, proximity markers, can coolers and other golf accessories. Financial terms were not disclosed nor were SEARCH ‘N RESCUE annual sales or its bottom line results.

"I have great respect for the SEARCH ‘N RESCUE brand and its innovative line of products,” said Leighton Klevana, CEO, Dynamic Brands. “We are excited to build on the strong reputation the founders have forged. The addition of the SEARCH ‘N RESCUE brand allows us to continue to build on our diverse and well-established portfolio of golf brands.”

WEB GEMS:

WORK STILL TO BE DONE: here is no other way to look at it - Rory McIlroy’s Open preparations are in disarray. With less than a week to go before the third major of the season, the world No 4 is facing the prospect of missing his third cut in as many events after a ghastly opening here. Scottish Open folklore already has it that this multi-millionaire – whose off-course earnings top £25m per annum – travelled over from Belfast to Ayrshire by ferry. But in golf terms, he could really do with a lifeboat. His two-over 74 put him nine off the lead and outside the top 100. READ MORE>>>

LOW NUMBERS CONTINUE AT GOLF’S MAJORS: Larry Mize birdied half the holes and shot an 8-under 64 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Senior Players Championship. READ MORE>>>

MOTHER NATURE DOMINATES THE OPENING ROUND: China's Shanshan Feng fired a six-under-par 66 and seize the early first-round lead in hot, steamy conditions at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club on Thursday. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I'm starting to understand my golf swing pretty darn well. I think in college I understood it really well up to a certain point, and then once I got here I was trying a few new things because I had some increased strength, more time to go to the gym and things like that. So I was trying a couple different things and was able to understand that I don't necessarily need the distance to be that consistent, especially with how I function on the golf swing. I was able to understand about three weeks ago that I can just keep it in the fairway every day and hit it on the green close and make couple putts. That's what I'm doing.”--Bryson DeChambeau after his opening round at the John Deere Classic where he shot 5-under, 66.

Adam Scott’s last PGA TOUR victory came at the 2016 World Golf Championships–Cadillac Championship. He also won the week before at The Honda Classic. He has 13 career victories and has won multiple events in one season three different times.

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