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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 167                                                       
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I've worked hard my whole life. I've been surrounded by amazing people and I always just wanted to be successful. I didn't know what it was, what I was going to do, (until) I fell in love with golf. I got out here a year after school on the PGA TOUR in 2009. It's 11 years later now being out here. I don't think my game is where it needs to be, but it's getting there. I'm becoming a more complete player, I have more shots. I can rely more on my putting, rely on my short game. Things I couldn't do even last year. From a golf standpoint I've always been a little behind from guys that have grown up doing this their whole life and that gets frustrating at some point, because my whole life I've been able to compete and win at everything I've done, and I haven't been able to do that as much as I'd like to in golf. It's taken a while, but I think we're trending in the right direction.”

BRAIN TEASER: He won his 10th PGA TOUR title to become the winningest player from his country since 1945. He equaled the 36-hole tournament record of 129 and 54-hole tournament record of 198 en route to victory, but comes up one stroke shy of 72-hole tournament record of 266 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Who is he?

FRONT AND CENTER: Cleveland Golf has announced the release of Frontline. The company believes it represents a revolutionary process for engineering a putter that brings the center of gravity forward.

“We are very excited about Frontline because it is a completely new approach to putter design,” said Jacob Lambeth, Research and Development Engineer at Cleveland Golf. “By pairing an extreme center of gravity with an improved speed optimized face, we’ve designed a putter that uniquely maximizes directional and speed consistency. Combined with slick black cosmetics, great shapes and hosel options for different stroke types, Frontline really is the whole package.”

According to Cleveland, with Frontline, the challenge was creating a putter that’s powerful enough to counteract miss-hits and provide consistently straighter putts. Tungsten Forward Weighting, which places two Metal Injection Molded (MIM) tungsten weights in the face of the putter are the centerpiece of making this happen.

For decades, most mallets have weights in the rear of the putter to increase stability on off-center impacts, but this design places the center of gravity in the back of the putter, the company said. Frontline does the opposite, bringing the center of gravity forward promising more accuracy on the greens.

Frontline features Cleveland’s Speed Optimized Face Technology (SOFT), to normalize ball speed across the face for consistent distance performance.

Frontline will be available in three different mallet options that include Cleveland’s 2135 Technology to enhance alignment. There are two different hosel types to choice from. The single bend option is ideal for straight stroke types, while the slant neck option fits best for golfers with a slight arc stroke. Frontline launches in North America on Sept. 13, 2019.

HOPING TO TAKE ROOT: Seed Golf is another name attempting to find a place in the ball business. Dean Klatt, an Australian with a professional background in distribution and brand management, started thinking about developing a golf ball and selling the products on-line. After that soft launch in July 2017, Seed Golf’s growth was based on a strong social media campaign based mainly on instagram and YouTube. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

SIMPLE SOLUTION: “Just give them (penalty) shots,” Clarke told Reuters. “The guys that are slow give them shots and then all of a sudden they will figure out a routine where they can hit it within the time limit. It will stop in one week if they start giving out penalty shots. It is the bad side of our sport and we need to address it.” READ MORE>>>

TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF AN OPPORTUNITY: A great week at the British Open, a last-minute decision to play in Indiana, and now Tom Lewis of England has a PGA Tour card. Lewis, who narrowly qualified for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals with his tie for 11th at Royal Portrush, closed with a 7-under 65 for a five-shot victory in the last of three events — the only one he played — to join 25 players who earned PGA Tour cards Monday.  A European Tour member, he did well enough at the British Open and a pair of World Golf Championships to be the equivalent of No. 196 in the FedEx Cup. Players from 126th to 200th in FedEx Cup are eligible for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I've worked hard my whole life. I've been surrounded by amazing people and I always just wanted to be successful. I didn't know what it was, what I was going to do, (until) I fell in love with golf. I got out here a year after school on the PGA TOUR in 2009. It's 11 years later now being out here. I don't think my game is where it needs to be, but it's getting there. I'm becoming a more complete player, I have more shots. I can rely more on my putting, rely on my short game. Things I couldn't do even last year. From a golf standpoint I've always been a little behind from guys that have grown up doing this their whole life and that gets frustrating at some point, because my whole life I've been able to compete and win at everything I've done, and I haven't been able to do that as much as I'd like to in golf. It's taken a while, but I think we're trending in the right direction.”--Gary Woodland after winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

Justin Rose became the first player from England with 10 PGA TOUR titles since 1945: Rose (10), Nick Faldo (9), Luke Donald (5), Ian Poulter (3). He was the first player since Tiger Woods (2013) to turn 54-hole lead into a victory at Farmers Insurance Open.

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