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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 21                                                         
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I change my swing every year. There's always something that we make adjustments and so my swing will not stay the same. However, the pause at the top, the transition, gathering myself, that probably won't change.”

BRAIN TEASER: Hideki Matsuyama birdied the 72nd hole of the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open to force a sudden death playoff. Who did he defeat to win the 2017 WMPO?

ONE OF A KIND? Chances are you’ve never considered your golf equipment in this particular way. The again, maybe some of you have. “I think every club's a snowflake, even your backups,” said Tiger Woods. “They're all slightly different and trying to get one that matches up, you know, once you find one, what's the hardest club to put into the lineup is your backup because anything can happen. With the drivers as big as they are, I know they're supposed to be exactly the same but they're not and that's why I said each club is a little bit of a snowflake, they're all slightly different.”

Perhaps this is good or bad news, depending on your opinion, for the equipment business!  Woods continued with his belief. “They may look the same, they may weigh about the same, but sound, feel may be a little bit different to you until you find one that matches. I had one that I used in the Bahamas, the M2, and that thing felt really good to me in the waggle, in the setup position, looking at it in the playing position, I felt it was fantastic, but my swing has evolved since then so I need something slightly different. Now I'm with the M3 and it took me a while to find one there, too. A lot of testing, a lot of drivers, a lot of moving stuff around until I finally found one.”

The cynic would contend that Woods transitioned his theory seamlessly into a TaylorMade opportunity. Maybe, maybe not. Clearly, TOUR players look at equipment differently than the rest of the world. Woods, a self-professed equipment geek, is in a class by himself in many things and equipment can be included in that. If you’re the type that rejects a club based simply on its waggle than perhaps you agree with Woods but never thought about it the way he does. If so, then you have your work cut out for you in finding the next club to make a home in your bag.

honmaberesPRICE ISN’T A CONSIDERATION: There are brands that focus strictly on the premium price segment. While PXG has gotten plenty of attention domestically, another company has turned heads. For many people the price is an immediately deterrent. However, for others it isn’t an issue.

HONMA GOLF U.S., LTD., has introduced its new BERES 06 Series. The line, according to the company, reflects the skill, experience, and artistry of Honma’s Master Craftsmen. The BERES S-06 driver promises unmatched beauty and craftsmanship. It features Key Groove Technology, which promotes maximum ball speed on off-center hits. The BERES S-06 driver features a 10-axis carbon fiber layered shaft utilizing the most advanced materials in golf today, according to the company, and a softer center design, resulting in lighter, stronger and more forgiving performance. The BERES S-06 driver carries a minimum advertised price of $899.00 (2 STAR model). The BERES S-06 fairway also features Key Groove Technology and has MAP pricing that begins at $449.00 (2 STAR model). The BERES U-06 hybrid has a 12-gram weight positioned on the heel for an optimized center of gravity. It carries a MAP pricing that begins at $449.00 (2 STAR model).
                                                          
The BERES IS-06 irons consist of premium materials and performance-based innovation, according to the company. It features an advanced face structure; the BERES S-06 promotes higher launch conditions for greater distance, HONMA said. The irons also have slots strategically positioned on the side of the face, and sole, that results in greater ball speed off the face, according to the company. The BERES IS-06 irons are supported by a lighter, and stronger, ARMRQ X shaft, along with weight specifically distributed across the shaft, HONMA said, providing a consistent swing weight ratio from small to long irons. The BERES IS-06 irons MAP pricing begins at $349.00 per iron (2 STAR model).

DONE DEAL: One of the hottest equipment free agents in professional golf has finally found a landing spot. Coming off the best season of his professional career this player has come to terms on a multi-year club deal that will see the 28-year-old continue to play the company's clubs going forward. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

FAIR OR FOUL? Suzann Pettersen, with 15 LPGA Tour wins to her name, is also a good friend of Donald Trump. Has been for a decade. So when she talks about him being an inveterate cheater at golf, understand that she’s painting just about the most sympathetic picture possible of his game. Pettersen spoke to Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang: “[I]n all the times I’ve played him, he’s never come close to breaking 80,” Pettersen says of the president, who golfs with a 3 handicap. “But what’s strange is that every time I talk to him he says he just golfed a 69, or that he set a new course record or won a club championship some place.” READ MORE>>>

THE COMEBACK TRAIL: One year later, Tiger Woods looked five years younger. There are intangibles that are hard to measure, though at this stage in his return, they mean more than the traditional measure of a golfer. Woods was walking just as tall at the end of the week as when he arrived at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open, and not just because he played four rounds on the PGA Tour for the first time in 29 months. It’s not often that Woods says words like “pleased” and “positive” after a tie for 23rd. But it would be hard to argue with him. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I change my swing every year. There's always something that we make adjustments and so my swing will not stay the same. However, the pause at the top, the transition, gathering myself, that probably won't change.”--2016, 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open Champ Hideki Matsuyama.

Hideki Matsuyama, who began last year’s final round trailing by four at 12-under 201, birdied the 72nd hole to post a 5-under 66 and force sudden death with Webb Simpson. With a birdie on the fourth extra hole, No. 17, Matsuyama claimed his fourth career PGA TOUR title. At the 2016 event, he also came from behind in the final round (three strokes) and won on the fourth hole of sudden death.

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