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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1                                                           
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “You have to drop it from knee height is a bit absurd. I think that you should be able to go from knee height to shoulder height. There should be no issue with that, whatever you want to do, honestly. And spike marks, that's always an interesting one too. Because I can see a lot of guys, when nobody's really looking, tapping down some things and making a little depression so they can putt it through that area a little bit better.”

BRAIN TEASER: Which of these players has the highest career earnings: Sean O'Hair, J.B. Holmes, Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley, Fred Couples or Hideki Matsuyama?

WHY? Does anyone see anyone else playing Mizuno metal woods even outside of the occasional player on the PGA TOUR? Then again not many play the brand’s metal woods on TOUR even though they can get paid to do so. Nevertheless, Mizuno has introduced the ST190 woods. According to the company, the ST190 is, “highly anticipated,” which isn’t even open for debate. But in the world of perception is reality; Mizuno proclaims it has quietly been a pioneer of metal woods for the entire golf industry. From the Ti100 (golf’s first mass-production titanium driver), the Masters winning T-ZOID, MP-001 with composite crown, and the MP-600 with sliding weights – Mizuno has introduced many metal wood technologies widely adopted by the industry. How many of these models have you tried or owned? READ MORE>>>

LIKE IT, RE-TWEET, PLEASE! The PGA TOUR announced an expanded agreement with Twitter to distribute, on a free basis, nearly 140 hours of live competition from PGA TOUR LIVE across 28 tournaments during the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Season. The first 60 to 90 minutes from the morning hours of all four rounds of PGA TOUR LIVE’s Over-The-Top (OTT) subscription window will stream on Twitter, on a global basis. Twitter will begin live streaming at the Desert Classic in Palm Springs, California, on January 17-18.

BEST FOOT FORWARD! PUMA Golf has introduced NXT generation footwear designed on a completely new IGNITE spikeless traction platform. Each of the models in the NXT family feature over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, for maximum stability and traction, according to the company.

“The popularity of our IGNITE SPIKELESS footwear surpassed our early expectations, as golfers of all ages and skill levels have recognized the comfort and convenience benefits PUMA’s spikeless performance footwear can provide,” said Andrew Lawson, Product Line Manager, PUMA Golf.  “As well-received as our current offerings of spikeless footwear have been, we’ve taken our game to a new level with the NXT collection that blends incredibly stylish silhouettes, rooted in PUMA’s performance heritage, with three distinct closure options, to ensure the perfect fit and feel for every golfer.”

For more information on PUMA Golf’s groundbreaking IGNITE NXT footwear collection visit https://www.cobragolf.com/pumagolf/men/shoes.

THE VIRTUAL GOLF WORLD: The emerging competitor to Topgolf is selling all 26 of its American Golf-owned properties to generate nearly $175 million in capital to put toward development of new “eatertainment” facilities. Eight of the properties that were sold are in California; buyers were not disclosed.

Drive Shack Inc., which is in the midst of transforming its operations into solely a golf entertainment and leisure company by selling off its owned golf course properties, took a “massive step” in implementing its disposition strategy with the sale of 11 of its golf properties in California, Oregon, Idaho and Georgia, reported GlobeSt.com, a website for commercial real estate news. READ MORE>>>

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THE NEXT CAN’T MISS? To say that Xander Schauffele has come a long way depends on the view. Eighteen months ago, Schauffele had played 18 times on the PGA Tour and missed the cut in half of them. But after he tied for fifth in his first U.S. Open at Erin Hills, the 25-year-old from San Diego has taken his place among golf’s emerging generation of stars. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “You have to drop it from knee height is a bit absurd. I think that you should be able to go from knee height to shoulder height. There should be no issue with that, whatever you want to do, honestly. And spike marks, that's always an interesting one too. Because I can see a lot of guys, when nobody's really looking, tapping down some things and making a little depression so they can putt it through that area a little bit better.”--Bryson DeChambeau

In terms of career earnings within this group Sean O'Hair ranks the highest ($23,742,418) followed by J.B. Holmes ($23,455,005), Ian Poulter ($23,257,929), Keegan Bradley ($23,056,284), Fred Couples ($22,814,254) and Hideki Matsuyama ($22,744,670).

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