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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 190                                                       
Friday, October 4, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I have the greatest job in the world. I love playing the TOUR. I love the guys out here. I love the challenge of beating the guys out here. I love the travel, the cities we go to, the courses we play. And the challenge of playing golf at the highest level brings out the best in me. Meaning, it forces me to get it the best shape, forces me to work hard and to focus on something positive, improving my game. It gives me a direction, and it's been a big part of my life and I love it. It's a fun challenge for me right now to play my best golf.”

BRAIN TEASER: Brooks Koepka is playing the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, giving Las Vegas the No. 1 player in the world. Who was the last world #1 player to play in Las Vegas?

LOFT IS YOUR FRIEND: Plenty of recreational golfers are keen to listen to TOUR pros. Adam Scott has implemented a strategy that would likely work well for the weekend warriors. “The game has moved so far from where I started. I turned professional with a six and a half degree driver, and now I'm using eleven and a half. I'm looking to keep the ball in the air to be perfectly honest with you. It's about spin and launch,” he said. “As technology progresses I have to add loft. It's amazing that I'm using eleven and a half. It's nearly like a 2-wood.”

Scott opened the Shriners posting 5-under, 66. Vegas also happens to be where he played his college golf, so maybe the 13-time PGA TOUR winner has some kind of advantage.

NEW TREADS: adidas Golf’s new range of Frostguard apparel, a layering collection for both men and women designed to combat the colder months of the year, is now available at retail. READ MORE>>>

KID’S PLAY: Lynx Golf has launched a new range of clubs aimed at younger golfers. It offers completely different club head sizes and weights in each of six height-coded sections of its Ai Junior Range. For example, a 6-iron in its smallest Blue section of clubs is 7% lighter and 7% shorter than in the next size Red section. Similar levels of difference continue through the remaining Orange, Green, Black and Silver sections, with clubs getting progressively larger, longer and heavier. Even the issue of ball size and weight has been addressed by Lynx, with smaller, lighter balls that are easier for younger players to get airborne.

Stephanie Zinser, one of the two owners of Lynx Golf, explained the rationale behind the innovative new range. “Sports medicine, and the understanding of how the young body grows, has given us great insight into the stresses and strains that old-fashioned equipment can cause to young golfers,” she said. “It’s no coincidence that in virtually every sport the equipment made for the younger, growing, player takes this into account – with lighter, smaller, softer footballs, to smaller, lighter tennis rackets.” READ MORE>>>

IT’S FREE! GroupChips.com has announced the launch of its new social media platform for golf instruction. The FREE portal allows users to create posts from YouTube videos, and collaborate with others to organize their practice and keep track of progress. 
GroupChips.com gives users the option of creating teams to share information. Swing coaches can work with students on changes and collaborate via the portal.  As the GroupChips.com user base grows, the portal will add additional features to help members improve their games.

"There is a ton of great content out there for improving your golf game, but it's so scattered and unorganized it's hard to remember what works and what doesn't," said GroupChips.com creator Mark Morton. "GroupChips.com gives us a platform to organize and track what's working, what's not working and how to practice."

Golfers around the world can create a FREE account at http://www.groupchips.com.

WEB GEMS:

UNKNOWN ON TOP: Kristian Krogh Johannessen carded an opening 63 and lead the way from a host of home favorites after day one of the Mutuactivos Open de España. The Norwegian claimed the 20th card at the Qualifying School last year but missed his first nine cuts in a tough start to his rookie season on the European Tour. READ MORE>>>

EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT WITH LEFTY? Phil Mickelson is a shadow of his former self. Weight wise that is. The 44-time PGA TOUR winner has been shedding pounds and changing his lifestyle over the last few months – a move that seemed to coincide with poor results on the golf course. But on Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the 49-year-old Hall of Famer showed some glimpses of his best on the way to a 6-under 65. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I have the greatest job in the world. I love playing the TOUR. I love the guys out here. I love the challenge of beating the guys out here. I love the travel, the cities we go to, the courses we play. And the challenge of playing golf at the highest level brings out the best in me. Meaning, it forces me to get it the best shape, forces me to work hard and to focus on something positive, improving my game. It gives me a direction, and it's been a big part of my life and I love it. It's a fun challenge for me right now to play my best golf.”--Phil Mickelson.

Brooks Koepka is in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, giving Las Vegas the No. 1 player in the world for the first time since Greg Norman in 1988 when the tournament was played in the spring.

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