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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 181
Monday, September 23 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? "The winning score was 17-under last year and I didn't think that would get beat this year."

BRAIN TEASER: Sebastian Munoz won the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship in his 47th start on the PGA TOUR. Where did Munoz play his college golf?

NEW NEVER GETS OLD: The calendar tells us today is the first day of autumn. Golf is a seasonal game, yet new product introductions are immune to what the calendar indicates. Honma Golf is the latest to introduce a new line of clubs. The XP-1 product line is considered a full line of game-improvement clubs, according to the company. 

The XP-1 drivers feature the industry's lightest carbon crown, according to the company, which enables Honma engineers to create an internal draw-bias weighting and high MOI. The club head uses Honma's Double Slot technology. According to the company, it allows the entire front of the driver to flex, with more flex occurring in the heel and toe to help retain speed and accuracy on mishits.

Honma said it designed and produced a new series of lightweight VIZARD shafts for the XP-1 head. New 43 and 63-gram VIZARD shafts have a blend of a soft midsection and higher torque, according to the company, with enough stiffness in the butt and tip to allow the golfer to feel the head. Honma's exclusive non-rotating adjustable hosel maintains the located shaft spine in the same location, while offering a multiple settings for face angle, loft and lie. XP-1 fairway woods and hybrids were also designed with the double slot technology.

The XP-1 men's irons feature a hybrid construction. The hollow long irons (4-7) have tungsten placed in the sole for launch and stability on mishits, while the short irons (8-SW) have a deep cavity for added forgiveness. XP-1 irons also feature Honma's VIZARD shafts with an ascending weight flow design, amorphous metal fib

"We are thrilled to bring the many decades of club-making knowledge and shaping talent of Honma's master craftsmen to game-improvement golfers with XP-1. This product line is incredibly beautiful and exceptionally playable and will help golfers with a wide range of skill levels enjoy the game even more," said Honma's Vice President of Global Product Chris McGinley.

XP-1 is available in-store and online beginning in October. Drivers will retail for $599.99 USD, fairway woods for $299.99, hybrids for $249.99, and irons for $199.99 and $174.99 per club for graphite and steel shafts respectively. Standard iron set configuration is 5-11 for men and 6-SW for women.

WEB GEMS:

ANOTHER REASON WHY GOLF IS DIFFERENT: There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy Bockerstette is one of those people. Playing one hole of golf with Gary Woodland was one of those moments. READ MORE>>>

WILLETT RISE BACK FROM THE ASHES: “I had an undying want to get back there [to the top],” Willett said. “I was willing to change whatever had to be changed and I think that’s pretty hard to do. It’s hard to jump full throttle into something that you’re not quite sure if it’s going to work out or not. I was able to jump in there and I had the correct people around me. All the work that we’ve put in has come forward. To come down the stretch today and enjoy it was beautiful. There was a long time where I didn’t enjoy this at all.” READ MORE>>>

TWO IN A ROW! Colombian Sebastian Munoz became the second South American in a row to win on the PGA Tour when he beat South Korean Im Sung-jae in a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi on Sunday. A week after Chilean Joaquin Niemann claimed the Greenbrier Classic, Munoz forced extra holes when he drained a 15-foot birdie putt at the par-four 18th, the hardest hole on the course at Country Club of Jackson. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “The winning score was 17-under last year and I didn't think that would get beat this year.”--Danny Willett, who won the BMW PGA Championship with a score of 20-under par. Jon Rahm finished second at 17-under.

Sebastian Munoz from Bogota, Colombia turned professional in 2015 after playing college golf at the University of North Texas.

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