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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 184                                                       
Thursday, September 26 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “You've got to switch on and off and you've got to enjoy and you've got to embrace the fun of this week. You know, I think that's the beauty of these tournaments. It's not how we'd like to play our golf every single week. Two times a year, if you play Pebble Beach or here, it's a really fun format and I think you get out of it what you put into it. So if you go into it with a good attitude, have a conversation off the ball, I think that helps. Now, pace of play, six-hour rounds, I never really felt that's unenjoyable. I'm out with the guys to have a good day's golf and chat. Just because you have to wait five minutes to hit a shot occasionally that it should be a miserable experience. You're out there with a good group of guys and we're here to have fun, as well as compete hard. I think to compete you have to embrace that and have a lot of fun along the way.”

BRAIN TEASER: There are only two Safeway Open champions who have also won major championship titles. Can you name either one?

ROOM FOR MORE??? Robin Golf, a newly launched direct-to-consumer brand, is hoping to change the way people approach the sport. For years, the golf industry has focused its offerings towards avid, experienced golfers. Robin Golf’s debut collection is being sold simply and transparently online.

“We are passionate about making golf an approachable sport and that begins with the buying process. The easier and more accessible it is to purchase equipment, the more people will get out there swinging and loving the game” Andrew Marler, co-founder of Robin Golf explains. “Robin Golf is striving to make golf a ‘today’ sport, not a ‘someday’ sport.”

Robin Golf was co-founded by Andrew, a former collegiate golfer, along with his wife, Ali, and brother, Peter. With an understanding that golf was a great way to spend more quality time together as a family, Ali and Peter, both new to the game, decided to get more serious about the sport. However, the two quickly found that there were many frustrating obstacles before even stepping foot onto the course. As they set out on their club-purchasing process, there were not only an overwhelming amount of options but also an abundance of unhelpful sales reps, high prices, and unfamiliar lingo. Realizing how difficult it was for anyone interested in golf to take up the sport, the three of them decided to embark on a mission to create the most seamless club purchasing experience for the next golfing generation.

“Our goal is to break down barriers in the golf world and to encourage more people to get out onto the course. We’re doing that by removing complexity, reducing cost, and injecting style into an otherwise overwhelming, exclusive space,” says Peter Marler, co-founder of Robin Golf. “Through Robin Golf, we want to make players feel included in a modern-day golfing community and empowered to enjoy golf in their own way.”

Robin Golf said it is hoping to build a brand with inclusivity at its core. “As a woman, I can say that although I’m an incredibly confident individual, as soon as I walk onto the golf course, I feel intimidated and a bit out of place. I’ve walked in the shoes of someone who doesn’t feel welcome in the game, and I am not satisfied with that being the status quo,” stated Ali Marler, co-founder.

The brand’s debut offering will includes affordable sets for men and women, $699, and children ages 6-12, $199 and up. Since the majority of players don’t have the swing speed to require a full set of 14 clubs, Robin Golf provides just the essentials, 9 clubs.

ITS JUST BUSINESS: The PGA of America has formed a strategic alliance with the Novaland Group, which is considered one of the largest property developers in Vietnam. The two parties will create PGA of America-branded facilities, with a focus on coaching and the overall development of golf in the country. The agreement marks the first-ever licensing partnership for the PGA of America in Vietnam.

The primary location of the partnership will feature projects planned by Novaland in the Bình Thuận Province, the first being a Greg Norman designed facility in the region’s capital, Phan Thiet. These PGA-affiliated facilities will feature junior and adult coaching programs, as well as providing exposure for local Vietnamese professionals to learn from experienced PGA Professionals.

“Vietnam is one of the fastest growing golf tourism markets in the world, and we’re seeing the game of golf utilized as a key vehicle for that growth,” said PGA of America Chief Innovation Officer Arjun Chowdri. “We are incredibly excited to partner with such a well-renowned company in Novaland that is committed to the development of the game and will help us position the PGA of America and PGA Professionals at the forefront of that growth.”

Bui Xuan Huy, CEO of Novaland, added, “Binh Thuận holds great potential to develop golf tourism. The signing with the PGA of America aims to bring a new standard of golf academies and golf course operational standards to Vietnam. We expect that the cooperation will help the group create a breakthrough and assist localities in building an image as a ‘destination for the foreign and domestic high-grade golf client segment.’”

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HELP WANTED AND NEEDED: Justin Thomas has pledged to help the Bahamas. “There’s nothing that I could do individually that could fix everything, but my big thing is I was just trying to spread the word and get others to hopefully pledge with me,” Thomas said. “It’s going to take a long time for them to heal and recover, so any little thing any person can do is huge.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “You've got to switch on and off and you've got to enjoy and you've got to embrace the fun of this week. You know, I think that's the beauty of these tournaments. It's not how we'd like to play our golf every single week. Two times a year, if you play Pebble Beach or here, it's a really fun format and I think you get out of it what you put into it. So if you go into it with a good attitude, have a conversation off the ball, I think that helps. Now, pace of play, six-hour rounds, I never really felt that's unenjoyable. I'm out with the guys to have a good day's golf and chat. Just because you have to wait five minutes to hit a shot occasionally that it should be a miserable experience. You're out there with a good group of guys and we're here to have fun, as well as compete hard. I think to compete you have to embrace that and have a lot of fun along the way.”--Justin Rose on this week’s Dunhill Links in St. Andrews. His partner is Justin Timberlake.

Mike Weir/2007 (2003 Masters Tournament) and Jimmy Walker/2013 (2016 PGA Championship) are the only two Safeway Open champions who have also won major championship titles.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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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>>>

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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.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 182                                                       
Tuesday, September 24 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's more, you know, being able to compete under the pressure with everything that's happened, you know, that self-belief in what you're doing; the inner stuff that you say to yourself, the things that people don't see on the outside, the hours you put in, what you've got to do and what you've got to sacrifice. I would have been completely happy with myself today if I had finished first or 10th. I've said it before, I feel like I'm pretty good when I'm in contention, when I've got a sniff of being pretty efficient in what I've been able to achieve. For me, it's to get in contention is the tricky part and it's nice to be up there most of the week. You get butterflies; you get that feeling every day, every morning, getting ready, getting warmed up. For me, it is the ability to get in position, in contention, I think is a lot harder than winning.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who was the international winner of the Sanderson Farms Championship before Sebastian Munoz? HINT: It happened in 2014.

IT NEVERS STOPS: For those of us lucky enough to still be in the golf business to remember GOLF 2020, it was initially sold as strategy to compete for fans with the NFL and Nascar. The fact the PGA TOUR was on hiatus to make way for the start of the NFL season in 2019 indicates the initiative has deviated significantly from its original target. Who could have foreseen a FedExCup that paid $15 million to one individual, a social media driven world or fantasy/sports gambling becoming a fabric of modern day society? Nevertheless, the PGA TOUR is now focused on these avenues to try and grow its fan base.

Case in point, the PGA TOUR and GameOn Technology have reached a new multi-year content and marketing relationship. Available for Facebook Messenger users at the start of the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season, the TOUR chat platform and newly launched TOUR Chatbot allow fans to ask questions and get information about tournaments with instant access to leaderboards, video highlights, FedExCup standings, statistics, season schedules, news and tournament pages.

“We are excited about GameOn’s ability to help us deliver interactive content in a convenient and timely manner to PGA TOUR fans around the world,” said Scott Gutterman, Vice President Digital Operations at the PGA TOUR. “The PGA TOUR has vast amounts of content and a diverse global audience looking to access that content around the clock, and this relationship with GameOn will help us provide that access.”

GameOn will allow fans to tailor an experience around their favorite players, opting to receive player specific news, tee times, real-time highlights, pre- and post-tournament video, scoring data and editorial recaps. “For a league that’s always on, the TOUR Chatbot enables fans to stay intimately connected year-round no matter where they are,” said Kalin Stanojev, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer with GameOn Technology. “Our collaboration with the PGA TOUR represents a huge step towards addressing the evolving content delivery model of sports leagues and the changing habits of their fans, giving the PGA TOUR a new and unique way to authentically and creatively connect with fans across the world.”

To engage with the TOUR Chatbot, fans can simply message the PGA TOUR Facebook page or search for PGA TOUR within the Messenger platform.

IT REMAINS A NUMBERS GAME: Arccos Golf is continuing to build out its business. The company has launched an accessory that allows for an Arccos arccosCaddie Putter Sensor into all SuperStroke CounterCore and Traxion putter grips with a Tech-Port. “The Arccos community is passionate about harnessing the latest innovations to improve their on-course performance, which is exactly why a large number of our users choose SuperStroke Traxion putter grips with a Tech-Port,” said Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re thrilled to add this product to our growing portfolio of offerings, including those developed in partnership with leading global brands like Cobra Puma Golf, PING and Microsoft.”

“For more than a decade we’ve pushed the innovation envelope and are continuing along that path through this collaboration with Arccos,” said Dean Dingman, CEO of SuperStroke USA. “We’re happy to provide Arccos Caddie users with an integrated solution for connecting a smart sensor to our performance-driven putter grips.”

Available for $19.99 USD at www.arccosgolf.com, the accessory includes an Arccos Caddie Putter Sensor and a purpose-built housing that attaches to a SuperStroke CounterCore or Traxion putter grip, as well as a tightening tool and SuperStroke wrench.
SuperStroke has also announced a limited-time offer providing a Traxion Series putter grip featuring a Tech-Port along with the new accessory for $29.99. For more details see www.superstrokeusa.com/arccos/.

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CHINA SYNDROME: The PGA Tour Series-China is canceling its tournament in Hong Kong next month because of civil unrest and safety concerns. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's more, you know, being able to compete under the pressure with everything that's happened, you know, that self-belief in what you're doing; the inner stuff that you say to yourself, the things that people don't see on the outside, the hours you put in, what you've got to do and what you've got to sacrifice. I would have been completely happy with myself today if I had finished first or 10th. I've said it before, I feel like I'm pretty good when I'm in contention, when I've got a sniff of being pretty efficient in what I've been able to achieve. For me, it's to get in contention is the tricky part and it's nice to be up there most of the week. You get butterflies; you get that feeling every day, every morning, getting ready, getting warmed up. For me, it is the ability to get in position, in contention, I think is a lot harder than winning.”--Former Masters Champ, Danny Willett after his victory at the BMW PGA Championship.

Nick Taylor of Canada was the international winner of the Sanderson Farms Championship before Sebastian Munoz.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 179                                                       
Thursday, September 19 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “At first I didn't feel like it affected me. But on the inside I think it did. I had expectations, kind of putting extra pressure, kind of worrying about things I wasn't worrying about all last year and in the beginning of the fall. But for me it was a good learning experience. I had a lot of ups and downs. I had some injuries mid-season that kind of halted me for a while. I tried to play through those. I think as a rookie season, if you would have told me I would have won and made it to the BMW, I think I would have took it and signed the paper then”.

BRAIN TEASER: How many PGA TOUR starts did Cameron Champ need before he entered the winner’s circle by winning the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship?

FORE! This isn’t necessarily going to immediately impact the future of the PGA TOUR. However, it’s worth watching if it becomes a trend. READ MORE>>>

DRIVE FOR SHOW: Golfers are crazy about the long ball. So too, are the ruling bodies of the game but for different reasons. While distance is an advantage, it isn’t an absolute and the greatest asset is still a hot putter. Case in point, at last year’s Sanderson Farms Championship, 86% of Cameron Champ’s total strokes gained for the week were a result of both his off the tee and on the green performances at CC of Jackson.

According to ShotLink data, Champ ranked second against the field off-the-tee gaining 1.420 shots. However, his putting, also ranked second, was worth 2.272 shots per round! His putting was clearly more significant in the big picture. Wonder if many remember that in the distance debate!

YOUR MAJESTY: Price is a critical element for any business or success of any product. Golf equipment prices have been static in recent years, which has been both a good and bad depending on your vantage point. A few companies have attempted to reside in the ultra premium price point segment. But when a business relies on volume that can be a very challenging proposition.

One golf company has its sights set on a specific market and isn’t looking to widen its focus anytime soon. “Our focus is finding the top 5% of income earners. We know there is a membership that exists for this price point,” said Adam Sheldon, President, North America, Majesty Golf Company.

A golf equipment company, Majesty Golf, staking the largest luxury segment golf club market share in Japan and Korea, has announced four new upscale products designed for moderate swing speed golfers: The Royale Driver, Royale Forged Face Irons, Royale Fairways and Royale Hybrids. These new clubs will be available in the U.S. on October 1, 2019.

The Royale Driver represents the very best of our industry-leading lightweight technologies, according to the company. The clubhead has a Spider web face and a three-piece structure, using a highly rigid and lightweight honeycomb design that promotes higher ball speed across the face, Majesty said. Its ultra-lightweight shaft sports its double bias technology that utilizes two layers of high-elasticity carbon wrapped around the bias area, which minimizes the torsion and slightly lengthen the shaft for more distance without sacrificing control. The MSRP is $999.99.

Royale Fairway Woods have a lightweight titanium crown and tungsten alloy sole, to promote a higher trajectory and more stability. Each wood has one of the deepest CG locations Majesty has ever manufactured, according to the company. With the head construction, the CG deepens by 5mm and the moment of inertia (MOI) increases by 17%, according to Majesty. Combining the driver’s refined Spider web structure with the exotic Dat55 G forged face promotes a larger sweet spot, it said, yielding consistent distance across the face along with unprecedented feel. The MSRP is $500.

The Royale Hybrids also feature Majesty’s Spider web design in conjunction with a high-grade TSP910 titanium face. Each clubhead also includes a high-density tungsten weight and high-strength maraging custom body that deepens CG by approximately 1mm while boosting MOI by 10%, according to Majesty. The MSRP is $500.

Royale Forged Face Irons are geared for aspiring golfers seeking distance and control. The irons feature a multi-material construction consisting of an ultra-thin forged maraging steel face, a repulsion groove and a tungsten alloy that positions the center of gravity (CG) 1mm lower than its predecessor. The MSRP is $500 per Iron

"These innovative, new products are in a class of their own,” said Sheldon. “We spared no expense in creating them. From the exotic materials to the jewelry quality finishing techniques and overall performance engineering, we built the ultimate product for moderate swing speed golfers.” 

For more details on each club in the new Royale product lineup visit www.MAJESTY-GOLF.com

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BUILDING OUT A TEAM: Padraig Harrington has named Sweden’s Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup. READ MORE>>>

FUTURE RYDER CUP? Viktor Hovland is 22, has been a pro for four months, is already a full PGA Tour member having shot a score in the 60s in each of his past 17 rounds, hails from Norway and has just made himself eligible for next year’s Ryder Cup. Little wonder, therefore, that Europe captain Padraig Harrington is excited to play with him for the first time on Thursday. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “At first I didn't feel like it affected me. But on the inside I think it did. I had expectations, kind of putting extra pressure, kind of worrying about things I wasn't worrying about all last year and in the beginning of the fall. But for me it was a good learning experience. I had a lot of ups and downs. I had some injuries mid-season that kind of halted me for a while. I tried to play through those. I think as a rookie season, if you would have told me I would have won and made it to the BMW, I think I would have took it and signed the paper then”.--Cameron Champ.

Cameron Champ birdied five of his last six holes to win his first TOUR title. He found the winner’s circle in his ninth start on the PGA TOUR.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 
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