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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 202                                                       
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm still old school. I use some clubs that are pretty old and that kind of stuff, but I don't have, what do you call that thing in front of you, the computer that shows all the spin rate and distance. I'm sure it's good, I just didn't grow up with it. I like using it every once in a while but I don't use it every single day when I hit balls like Dustin Johnson does. I'm not saying it's bad, it's probably beneficial. I just haven't gone that way and I don't know much about shafts and this and that. I try the odd club. If I like it, it goes in the bag. If not, the old stuff stays in. That's how it's been.”

BRAIN TEASER: Marc Leishman won the Rookie of the Year award on the PGA Tour.in 2009. Who was the first Australian to win the award?

EYE CANDY: TaylorMade Golf has announced the introduction of P760 irons, an extension of its P700 series. Last week, Jason Day leaked the product on social media. It was clearly a strategic move to drive interest in the product. So for those that aspire to be like him, this might be the club for you. For the rest of us, we’ll p760have to keep hunting.

According to TaylorMade, the P760 is a progressive forged players iron. For anyone wondering, it effectively replaces the P750 & P770 in TaylorMade’s lineup. The P760’s design transitions from a single piece 1025CS forged head in the 8-PW/AW to a 1025CS forged hollow body with SUS630 face material injected with SpeedFoam in the 3-7 irons. The sole geometry has also been redesigned with a chamfered leading edge for a cleaner entry into the turf, activating the club’s bounce lessening the risk of digging.

"With P760, we set out to design a players iron for Tour-level competition, combining all the elements that are most desirable to the better golfer. The P760’s progressive set shaping enables short irons to be compact and precise while the long irons take on a hollow construction, injected with our revolutionary SpeedFoam. P760 is designed to inspire confidence whether you’re attacking pins from short range or sticking greens from long range," reported Brian Bazzel, VP of Product Creation, TaylorMade Golf.

Available starting November 2 at an MSRP of $1,399.99 USD, the P760 will be an 8-piece set (3-PW).

YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP! The R&A and the USGA have published the finalized interpretation regarding the use of green-reading materials in golf that will come into effect on January 1, 2019. The new interpretation has been introduced following a six-week feedback period, according to the ruling bodies. The interpretation limits the size and scale of detailed putting-green maps and any similar electronic or digital materials that a player may use during a round to assist with reading his or her line of play on the putting green.

David Rickman, Executive Director – Governance at The R&A said, "We received some extremely useful feedback over the last six weeks, which has helped us finalize the limits. It is important that we take steps to ensure that skill and judgment are the main determinants of success in reading the greens. The new interpretation is a first step in the process and we will keep green-reading materials under review in 2019 to assess whether any further action is required."

"These latest modifications provide very practical changes that make the interpretation easier to understand and apply in the field," said Thomas Pagel, USGA Senior Managing Director of Governance.

According to the powers that be, golfers may continue to use a putting-green map or other putting-green information, except that:
• Any image of a putting green must be limited to a scale of 3/8 inch to 5 yards (1:480) or smaller (the "scale limit").
• Any book or other paper containing a map or image of a putting green must not be larger than 4 ¼ inches x 7 inches (the "size limit"), although a "hole location sheet" that displays nine or more holes on a single sheet of paper may be larger, provided that any image of a single putting green meets the scale limit.
• No magnification of putting-green information is allowed other than a player's normal wearing of prescription glasses or lenses.
• Hand-drawn or written information about a putting green is only allowed if contained in a book or paper meeting the size limit and written by the player and/or his or her caddie.

Some of the changes made to the original proposal following the feedback period include the removal of: (1) the proposed minimum slope indication limit of 4% and (2) the prohibition against using handwritten notes to create a copy or facsimile of a detailed green map. Let's all raise a glass to that!

Additions to the original proposal include: (1) a new size limit for the printed book/material (restricted to pocket-size), (2) a new prohibition against magnification of putting green information and (3) a new requirement that any hand-drawn or written information must be in a book or on a paper meeting the size limit and must be written by the player and/or his or her caddie.

WINNERS’ CLUBS: You have to wonder if the technology police were listening in to Marc Leishman’s news conference after he won the CIMB Classic. After all, that golf ball has a mind of its own and travels too far thus making the game far too easy for everybody. Leishman shared some insight into the real world, even when the stars align and you come out on top!

“On Tuesday I got here and I thought I was going to have to call Callaway and get them to leave some more golf balls in my locker, I was hitting my driver a bit sideways. Sorted that out and this is the result.” Imagine that?!  Here is what Marc Leishman used to win the 2018 CIMB Classic:

Driver: Callaway Rogue Driver (9*)
Fairway Metal: Rogue Sub Zero Fairway Wood (15*, 18*)
Irons: X-Forged 18 Irons (3-9)
Wedges: Mack Daddy 4 Wedges (48*, 54*), Titleist Wedge (58*)
Putter: Odyssey Versa #1 Wide Red
Golf Ball: Chrome Soft X

Marc Leishman’– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 28
Pars: 39
Bogeys: 4
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 262

WEB GEMS:

SO LONG JOHNNY: After nearly 30 years in the broadcast booth, Johnny Miller is ready to hang up his microphone. Following a Hall of Fame playing career that included a pair of major titles, Miller has become one of the most outspoken voices in the game as lead golf analyst for NBC Sports. But at age 71 he has decided to retire from broadcasting following the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I'm still old school. I use some clubs that are pretty old and that kind of stuff, but I don't have, what do you call that thing in front of you, the computer that shows all the spin rate and distance. I'm sure it's good; I just didn't grow up with it. I like using it every once in a while but I don't use it every single day when I hit balls like Dustin Johnson does. I'm not saying it's bad, it's probably beneficial. I just haven't gone that way and I don't know much about shafts and this and that. I try the odd club. If I like it, it goes in the bag. If not, the old stuff stays in. That's how it's been.” --World Golf Hall of Fame member, Bernhard Langer after his win at the SAS Championship.

In 2009, Marc Leishman won the Rookie of the Year award on the PGA TOUR He was the first Australian to win the award.

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