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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 60                                                         
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “My mom gave me a hug. She said, ‘You're really good at this game.’ I said, ‘Without you, I'm not.’ Without her dedication to her son, to her family, who knows what I'd be doing. I'd probably be working at the candy shop and not owning it. I definitely wouldn't have trophies.”

BRAIN TEASER: Bubba Watson won his very first PGA TOUR event back in 2010. Can you name it?

LOOKING FOR AN EDGE? You reach and age where old is new again. So is the case with the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, introduction of its new line of Ben Hogan Edge Irons. The original Ben Hogan Edge Iron was introduced thirty years ago and was known as a ‘Game Enhancement’ iron. Mr. Hogan passed away in 1997, 21 years ago, yet his namesake company continues to move forward, today as a direct to consumer business.

The Hogan name is well respected within golf, however it’s unknown how much it still resonates with today’s players. The new Ben Hogan Edge irons have weight around the edges or perimeter, which creates more stability and more forgiveness. The hosel and back frame are forged first, the company said, then the forged face is laser-welded into place. This process allowed the design team to create exceptional perimeter weighting inside the club head, according to the company.

The new Edge has a hollow head construction for variable thickness of the clubface. The longer irons with stronger lofts are said to have a very thin, yet strong face. The mid and short irons incorporate a progressively thicker face design for feel on scoring shots. On average, the Ben Hogan Edge Irons are 12% larger than the Ben Hogan PTx Irons.

The Ben Hogan Edge Irons are available for demo or purchase exclusively at www.BenHoganGolf.com.  The direct-to-consumers price is $735.00 per seven-piece set (#4 iron - Pitching Wedge).

WINNER’S CLUBS: Bubba Watson defeated Branden Grace, 5 and 3, Marc Leishman, 3 and 2, halved with Julian Suri, defeated Brian Harman, 2 and 1, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, 5 and 3, Justin Thomas, 3 and 2 and Kevin Kisner, 7 and 6 to win the 2018 WGC Match Play event. In the finals, Watson won the first five holes, despite just one birdie (No. 1) in that stretch. He won Nos. 2-4 with pars and then the par-4 fifth hole when Kisner conceded. Kisner did not win a hole until the 11th, moving from 7 down to 6 down with seven holes remaining, but a birdie by Watson on the par-5 12th hole closed out the match. Watson became the fifth player with multiple major championships and multiple World Golf Championships titles, joining the elite company of Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Here are the clubs Watson used in Austin to win

Driver: PING G400 LST PINK (8.5°@7.6°(Small +)).
Fairway(s): PING G (14.5°@13.2° (Big -), 42”
Irons: PING (2,4-PW): iBLADE (#2 +1/4"), LH S55 (#4-PW +1/2")
Wedges: PING GLIDE 2.0 (52°, 56°, 60°)
Putter: PING PLD Anser
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

WEB GEMS:

GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES: The Masters Tournament is set to have its smallest field in 20 years when the year's first major championship begins next week at Augusta National Golf Club. This will be the first time since 2016 that the tournament field will be less than 90 starters. In 1998, 88 players began play. In 1991, 87 players took part. READ MORE>>>

ONE MORE TIME: The Ryder Cup will return to the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota in 2028 making it the first American venue to host the biennial team event that pits Europe against the U.S. a second time, the PGA said on Monday. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “My mom gave me a hug. She said, ‘You're really good at this game.’ I said, ‘Without you, I'm not.’ Without her dedication to her son, to her family, who knows what I'd be doing. I'd probably be working at the candy shop and not owning it. I definitely wouldn't have trophies.”--Bubba Watson.

Bubba Watson won his first PGA TOUR event back in 2010 at the Travelers Championship.

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