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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 196                                                       
Monday, October 8, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I probably won't play much until our match on Thanksgiving. I've learned from this, you know, at 48 it's not a smart thing to do. I won't do it anymore, I won't do it again, playing this much golf. I'll pace myself much better because I'm able to play at a high level, but it's so difficult without physical and mental sharpness to play at a high level. It doesn't come easy anymore, I need to recover and so I have to pace myself better.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player made his 500th career cut on the PGA TOUR at the Safeway Open. Who is he?

adipowerPOWER GAME: adidas has announced a change to the adipower family of footwear. It now incorporates a new forging process as part of the design that is intended to provide extra stability for golfers throughout the swing. The new adipower footwear includes a spiked version for both men and women (adipower 4ORGED) and a spikeless version for men (adipower 4ORGED S).

Based on consumer research, according to the company, adidas looked at how weight shifts in the feet during the golf swing and it led to utilizing a new technique to provide greater stability without additional material to the shoe. “Anytime we can keep a shoe lighter without sacrificing the technology golfers need to play their best is a huge win,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “The forging process is so efficient. It’s just another piece that make this such a high performing shoe, which is what golfers expect from us.”
  
Both the adipower 4ORGED (MSRP $140) and adipower 4ORGED S (MSRP $130) come with a one-year waterproof warranty and are available online at adidas.com and at select retailers worldwide.

HAVE CLUBS WILL TRAVEL? Slovenia, yes Slovenia, is investing in golf as a way to drive tourism. The country will utilize this year’s International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) to demonstrate to attending golf suppliers, buyers, visitors and media why it is among the fastest growing European golf destinations.

In 2017, the country said it attracted more than 15,000 international golfers, who played an estimated 21,000 rounds, contributing in excess of 3.9 million euros to the overall Slovenian economy, an increase of 20% since 2015.

Golf tourism currently accounts for 0.3% of Slovenia’s overall tourism value to the economy, with the latest figures from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) forecasting a 6.2% increase in the total contribution of tourism to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, compared to 2017.

Slovenian Tourist Board’s Director General, Msc. Maja Pak, said, “Slovenia is a unique European golf destination in that all our golf courses are within a 100-minutes’ drive from the capital city. We have also built our tourism strategy on a strong, sustainable campaign that draws on our rich history, diverse culture, outstanding natural beauty and resources, thanks to Slovenia’s location between the Alps, the Mediterranean and Karst, the Pannonian Plain, as well as our vibrant capital city of Ljubljana.”

WEB GEMS:

GREAT DANE: Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard fired a steady five-under 67 in the final round at St Andrews on Sunday to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. It was a second European Tour crown for Bjerregaard, who won last year’s Portugal Masters. READ MORE>>>

A BIG WEEKEND: Takumi Kanaya closed with a 5-under 65 to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday and earn a spot in the Masters and British Open next year. Kanaya, who finished at 13-under 267, received a congratulatory phone call from Hideki Matsuyama, a two-time winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur. Matsuyama also won in Singapore in 2011 when the tournament was held at Singapore Island Country Club. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I probably won't play much until our match on Thanksgiving. I've learned from this, you know, at 48 it's not a smart thing to do. I won't do it anymore, I won't do it again, playing this much golf. I'll pace myself much better because I'm able to play at a high level, but it's so difficult without physical and mental sharpness to play at a high level. It doesn't come easy anymore, I need to recover and so I have to pace myself better.”--Phil Mickelson.

World Golf of Famer Fred Couples, who happened to turn 59 years old on Wednesday made his 500th career PGA TOUR cut at the Safeway Open.

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