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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 183                                                       
Wednesday, September 25 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “The game's so different now, I think the game's more in the wrist, that's why these kids are hitting so far. The new era of golf, a 9-iron's like a 6-iron now, all their clubs are so strong. I mean, my son's 9-iron is like a 6 1/2, 7-iron, they make them all strong. And the ball's so good all you've got to do is just hit it. I've been trying to get my son to hit these little three-quarter shots, he has no interest in them. He just grips it and hits it as hard as he can, and that's kind of the way the game is. It's more of kind of hitting the golf ball as hard as you can instead of kind of working it like we were taught with a balata ball. Totally different game. I just tell him, ‘If you do the opposite of what I did, son, you'll be another Jack Nicklaus.’”

BRAIN TEASER: This player made his first PGA TOUR start at the same event he would eventually win four years later. Can you name him?

BALL STILL GO FAR? For those who have been around long enough they might remember Nike Golf (ex golf for three years now) attempted to sell balls under the campaign of ball go far. The strategy wasn’t TOUR specific, yet its message was simple. Distance remains the number one selling feature in new equipment. However, the message isn’t as loud or strong in recent years due to the growing pressure that a roll back is necessary. Agree or disagree with this principled and passionate argument, consider last week’s TOUR stop in Mississippi as another example whether the ball represents a problem in the elite game.

The par-72 Country Club of Jackson at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship played to a cumulative stroke average for the field of elite professionals at 70.787. In 2018, it was 71.246, while in 2017 it was 71.912. The three-year trend is clearly downward, but several factors could be identified for it this such as weather or field strength for example. That said, why is it the golf ball is often considered the main or only culprit in this debate? Does anyone truly believe golf courses are teetering on becoming obsolete at the professional level?

DON’T LOOK NOW! The much-anticipated Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays may still be months away, but the best time to book flights for these busy travel weeks is quickly approaching. In fact, a recent analysis of AAA Travel’s flight booking data from the last three years reveals that Sept. 25 marks the start of the best booking window for air travel around both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

NO OTHER SPORT COMPARES: Kayli Lucas is headed to Pebble Beach to play in a PGA Tour Champions event, a dream week for a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee who knew nothing about golf until a friend from church invited her out for a lesson at The First Tee. It’s how far Kayli already has come that makes her appearance in the Pure Insurance Championship so amazing. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “The game's so different now, I think the game's more in the wrist, that's why these kids are hitting so far. The new era of golf, a 9-iron's like a 6-iron now, all their clubs are so strong. I mean, my son's 9-iron is like a 6 1/2, 7-iron, they make them all strong. And the ball's so good all you've got to do is just hit it. I've been trying to get my son to hit these little three-quarter shots, he has no interest in them. He just grips it and hits it as hard as he can, and that's kind of the way the game is. It's more of kind of hitting the golf ball as hard as you can instead of kind of working it like we were taught with a balata ball. Totally different game. I just tell him, ‘If you do the opposite of what I did, son, you'll be another Jack Nicklaus.’”--John Daly, who’s son recently won junior circuit tournament.

Sebastian Munoz made his first PGA TOUR start at the 2016 Sanderson Farms Championship (T35). He has shot par or better in 10 of his 12 rounds at the Country Club of Jackson where he claimed his first PGA TOUR victory in his 47th career start on TOUR.

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