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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 177                                                       
Wednesday, September 18 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It was all in all a pretty solid season last year. Obviously disappointing when you don't get a win on the resume for the full season out here on TOUR, but I played really solid, had a lot of good opportunities, and just for whatever reason just wasn't able to get that W. But any year you make it to the TOUR Championship, you've had a solid year. I'm really excited to build off that. I feel like I had a lot of really positive stuff happen last year to get back to where I feel like I belong, and it's a big reason why I decided to come here. I feel like I've heard so many good things about Sanderson Farms and what they've done, now it being a full-field event, all the bonuses that go with that, full FedExCup points and Masters invitational, all the things they've done here, just a great place for me to start.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player cracked his driver prior to the start of the fourth round of the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship. Who did it happen to?

WE’RE IN! The governing bodies of amateur golf in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have signed the license for the new World Handicap System (WHS) which will come into operation on November 2, 2020. READ MORE>>>

GAME CHANGER? Last month, the European Tour unveiled a four-point plan to address slow play, and one of the first pieces of that plan will be put to the test this week at the BMW PGA Championship. A GPS tracking system will be used this week that will allow officials to keep track of each group’s position on the golf course. The system will also provide displays on tees to let players know their position relative to the groups around them. READ MORE>>>

CONSOLIDATION: OB Sports Golf Management, part of the Troon family of brands, has acquired Seattle-based Premier Golf Centers, LLC. “OB Sports and Premier Golf have been successfully working together as operational partners since 2018,” said C.A. Roberts, president, OB Sports. “This acquisition is part of a designed succession plan that provides a solid foundation for long-term success for all involved. The transition will be smooth and seamless for Premier’s valued clients, team members, and loyal customers.”

Premier Golf’s management portfolio includes 11 golf courses within six municipalities in the Puget Sound region, including the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and Bellingham. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

ANYONE REMEMBER TY TRYON? Callaway Golf has signed 17-year-old Akshay Bhatia to an equipment deal. "Akshay is one of the most prolific amateurs the golf world has seen in a long time, and we're thrilled to have him join our Professional Tour Staff," said Tim Reed, SVP of Global Sports Marketing, Callaway Golf. "He has all the tools to compete at a high level, he's mature beyond his years, and we're confident that he is going to have a lot of success using our equipment. We're fortunate to have so many impressive young players on our staff, and we look forward to working with Akshay for many years to come."

Bhatia finished his amateur career earlier at the Walker Cup. He won two matches during the event and was the youngest U.S. player to ever compete in it. Among his accomplishments, he was the #1 ranked junior in the world and reached #4 in the world amateur rankings.

WEB GEMS:

IT’S STILL A NUMBERS GAME: Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched the mark set by Bob Estes in the fall of 2001, and it could shed some light on how much golf at the highest level has changed in two decades. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It was all in all a pretty solid season last year. Obviously disappointing when you don't get a win on the resume for the full season out here on TOUR, but I played really solid, had a lot of good opportunities, and just for whatever reason just wasn't able to get that W. But any year you make it to the TOUR Championship, you've had a solid year. I'm really excited to build off that. I feel like I had a lot of really positive stuff happen last year to get back to where I feel like I belong, and it's a big reason why I decided to come here. I feel like I've heard so many good things about Sanderson Farms and what they've done, now it being a full-field event, all the bonuses that go with that, full FedExCup points and Masters invitational, all the things they've done here, just a great place for me to start.”--Brandt Snedeker.

2018 Sanderson Farms Championship Cameron Champ cracked the face of his drvier before the start of the fourth round.

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 176                                                       
Tuesday, September 17 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I just couldn't feel more lucky to be here right now. Ten months ago I was laying on my couch and couldn't get up. So many people sacrificed to get me here, especially my family. A lot of people believed in me, put in a lot of hard work. To go out and have my first start back on the PGA TOUR to shoot 59, I just couldn't be more proud of myself right now.”

BRAIN TEASER: Joaquin Niemann is one of three players born outside the United States to win on the PGA TOUR before the age of 21 in the last 95 years. Can you name the other two to accomplish the feat?

IN STEPH WE TRUST: Under Armour is enlisting Stephen Curry to help sell golf. The company announced the SC30 Range Unlimited golf line in June, and now it is launching the limited-edition collection from the two-time NBA MVP and three-time World Champion. Across tops, bottoms, footwear and outerwear, Range Unlimited combines Curry’s style with Under Armour’s Iso-Chill polos and the Curry 6 SL spikeless golf shoe. READ MORE>>>

LET’S DO BUSINESS: The PGA TOUR and YETI Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: YETI) announced a partnership that makes YETI the “Official Insulated Cup” and “Official Insulated Cooler” of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.

The multi-year agreement includes product licensing, as well as the exclusive right to sell YETI drinkware and coolers at TOUR-operated tournament retail outlets and TPC facilities, a number of which host TOUR events. Further, YETI plans to work with various PGA TOUR tournaments to display YETI coolers and utilize them in player practice areas. The PGA TOUR will also feature YETI drinkware at its Signature Drink programs at various PGA TOUR tournaments throughout the season.    

“Over the past decade, YETI has established the standard for high-quality outdoor products with its hard and soft coolers and vacuum-insulated drinkware,” said Brian Oliver, PGA TOUR Executive Vice President, Corporate Partnerships. “As an outdoor sport, our fans and players will put the YETI products to good use, whether out on the course with friends or at a PGA TOUR tournament. The Signature Drink program allows fans to enjoy beverages all day and go home with a unique keepsake.” 

This is the third league partnership for YETI, following NASCAR and PBR, though the brand does have relationships with several individual sports franchises. “We were thrilled at the opportunity to expand our partnership with the PGA TOUR in order to more broadly engage with fans and players, while simultaneously promoting sustainability and the reduction of single use plastic,” said Melisa Goldie, Chief Marketing Officer at YETI. Financial terms of the arrangements were not disclosed.

MORE IRONS IN THE FIRE: Cleveland Golf has released the Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Launcher UHX Irons and Launcher Halo. The Launcher HB Turbo Irons promise maximum forgiveness and an easy-to-hit to profile specifically targeted at game improvement players seeking more distance and more accuracy. “These irons allow game improvement players the ability to get the ball into the air better than any iron on the market,” said Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering, Research and Development. “Now with a thinner, hotter face, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons give you a half club more distance over the previous generation.”

Launcher HB Turbo Irons incorporate a new high strength, turbocharged face insert, according to Cleveland that is thinner. The redesign HiBore Crown pushes the center of gravity low and deep within the base of the Launcher HB Turbo Irons.

The Launcher UHX Irons are considered the most progressive combo set of hollow and cavity back irons on the market, according to Cleveland. “This combination of cavity back and utility irons into one set offers the perfect blend of distance and accuracy,” Brekke said. “A new variable face pattern delivers more distance due to hotter faces with better mass distribution.”

The UHX Irons incorporate hollow long irons (4-7-irons) for distance and forgiveness, with lower and deeper weighting compared to traditional cavity back irons. Meanwhile, the 8-iron through pitching wedge features a cavity back construction.
  
The Launcher Halo is a versatile scoring club, Cleveland said. Featuring new Gliderail Technology, it is optimized for better turf interaction from the toughest of lies. “We all hit it in the rough and find ourselves in difficult positions out on the course,” said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf. “And it’s those tough places that add big numbers to our scorecards. The new Launcher Halo helps us not only get out of those tough spots, but helps us excel from them and get into scoring position. It’s so much more than a typical hybrid.”

The Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Launcher UHX Irons and Launcher Halo officially launch in North America on October 4, 2019. The Launcher HB Turbo Irons are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set. For graphite options, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons are $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece set.

WEB GEMS:

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE: “It’s crazy,” said the emotional Niemann, who broke into tears when asked how it felt to become the first Chilean with a victory on the U.S. tour. “I can’t wait to go back home and celebrate with my friends.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I just couldn't feel more lucky to be here right now. Ten months ago I was laying on my couch and couldn't get up. So many people sacrificed to get me here, especially my family. A lot of people believed in me, put in a lot of hard work. To go out and have my first start back on the PGA TOUR to shoot 59, I just couldn't be more proud of myself right now.”--Kevin Chappell

Joaquin Niemann joins Seve Ballesteros and Rory McIlroy as the only players born outside the United States to win on the PGA TOUR before turning 21 in the last 95 years.

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 175                                                       
Monday, September 16, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I mean, can you ask for more? The last putt to win the Cup, when it's that close? History was just made, to win here in front of the Scottish -- this crowd, to be here most of all. I could never in a million miles dream (indiscernible). This is it.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many players have shot a sub 60 round on the PGA TOUR?

SOME NO NAMES MAKE BIG NOISE: Another PGA TOUR season has begun. It has set a blazing pace. Kevin Chappell tied the PGA TOUR record for most consecutive birdies in a single round with nine in a row (Nos. 11-1) en route to 11- under 59! Joaquin Niemann produced his career low score (62) in his 44th event and 148th round on Friday. He went on to become the first player from Chile to win on the PGA TOUR.  Coupled with Matthew Wolff’s victory at the 3M Open, this is the first year (not season) since 1931 that the TOUR has had multiple winners under the age of 21 (Chuck Kocsis, Ralph Guldahl, Tom Creavy in 1931). What will next week bring?

THE KID IS ALL RIGHT! Viktor Hovland’s 6-under 64 in the final round of the 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier marks his 17th consecutive round in the 60s tying Bob Estes for longest consecutive rounds in the 60s on the PGA TOUR since 1983.

WEB GEMS:

GIRL POWER: Europe’s women reclaimed the Solheim Cup in dramatic fashion on Sunday with Norway’s Suzann Pettersen sealing a 14.5-13.5 win over the U.S. with the final putt of the three-day battle around Gleneagles. READ MORE>>>

SWEET 16! Sergio Garcia secured his 16th European Tour title following a hard fought one shot victory on his debut at the KLM Open. The International was hosting the 100th edition of the tournament, dating back to 1912, which coincided with event sponsor KLM - the Dutch airline - celebrating their centenary year in business during a special week in Amsterdam. READ MORE>>>´´

ANSWERS: “I mean, can you ask for more? The last putt to win the Cup, when it's that close? History was just made, to win here in front of the Scottish -- this crowd, to be here most of all. I could never in a million miles dream (indiscernible). This is it.”-Suzann Pettersen.

On Friday Kevin Chappell became10th player in PGA TOUR history at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, to shoot sub-60 round (59). He also equaled Mark Calcavecchia’s TOUR record of nine consecutive birdies in a round

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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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 175                                                       
Monday, September 16, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I mean, can you ask for more? The last putt to win the Cup, when it's that close? History was just made, to win here in front of the Scottish -- this crowd, to be here most of all. I could never in a million miles dream (indiscernible). This is it.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many players have shot a sub 60 round on the PGA TOUR?

SOME NO NAMES MAKE BIG NOISE: Another PGA TOUR season has begun. It has set a blazing pace. Kevin Chappell tied the PGA TOUR record for most consecutive birdies in a single round with nine in a row (Nos. 11-1) en route to 11- under 59! Joaquin Niemann produced his career low score (62) in his 44th event and 148th round on Friday. He went on to become the first player from Chile to win on the PGA TOUR.  Coupled with Matthew Wolff’s victory at the 3M Open, this is the first year (not season) since 1931 that the TOUR has had multiple winners under the age of 21 (Chuck Kocsis, Ralph Guldahl, Tom Creavy in 1931). What will next week bring?

THE KID IS ALL RIGHT! Viktor Hovland’s 6-under 64 in the final round of the 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier marks his 17th consecutive round in the 60s tying Bob Estes for longest consecutive rounds in the 60s on the PGA TOUR since 1983.

WEB GEMS:

GIRL POWER: Europe’s women reclaimed the Solheim Cup in dramatic fashion on Sunday with Norway’s Suzann Pettersen sealing a 14.5-13.5 win over the U.S. with the final putt of the three-day battle around Gleneagles. READ MORE>>>

SWEET 16! Sergio Garcia secured his 16th European Tour title following a hard fought one shot victory on his debut at the KLM Open. The International was hosting the 100th edition of the tournament, dating back to 1912, which coincided with event sponsor KLM - the Dutch airline - celebrating their centenary year in business during a special week in Amsterdam. READ MORE>>>´´

ANSWERS: “I mean, can you ask for more? The last putt to win the Cup, when it's that close? History was just made, to win here in front of the Scottish -- this crowd, to be here most of all. I could never in a million miles dream (indiscernible). This is it.”-Suzann Pettersen.

On Friday Kevin Chappell became10th player in PGA TOUR history at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, to shoot sub-60 round (59). He also equaled Mark Calcavecchia’s TOUR record of nine consecutive birdies in a round

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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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 174                                                       
Friday, September 13, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Blessed, and the freedoms we have because of people, great people. Not great golfers, but great people around the world when it comes to the military and the police and fire and rescue. So thankful. When you think about a bad season, really was it a bad season? I kept my job and I get to play golf for a living. When I look at it from that perspective it wasn't a bad year at all. It was a thankful year and a grateful year.”

BRAIN TEASER: Since 2010, no player has a better cumulative score to par at The Old White TPC during A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier than this player. In 20 career rounds at this event, he is a combined 50-under par, 11 strokes better than the next best player. Who is he?

CHANGE IS NEVER EASY: One player was willing to share some of his thoughts on the PGA TOUR testing equipment, specifically drivers each week. “I believe that as a fan of golf, forget 15 years on tour, forget professional golfer, doesn't bother me or affect me one bit. I can walk away from the game and be happy as can be,” said Bubba Watson. “So I'm looking as a fan of the game. We're talking about an industry, and not just Ping but other manufacturers, having to now provide more heads, getting more driver heads, more stress because a driver is going to wear in. We all know that. Nonscientists like myself, I still know a driver is a going to wear in.

“Today it could be legal, and next week it could be not. If that comes out, do they call me a cheater the week before? Then when you talk about the headache of trying to fit a driver because one now become illegal, it could be Wednesday trying to fit a driver. One of the things, the only head they might have is ten degrees and I play with eight degrees.

“There is a lot of stress that we don't need. The drivers I'm testing that are hot and we'll say red light, green light, I've only seen like a yard of difference in mine, ball speed, everything. Nothing to make me win a golf tournament because I have a red driver, a hot driver.

“So for me, it's just a headache. As a fan, we're trying to grow the game of golf. If you make a guy on Saturday morning think he's got a hot driver and he's hitting it far, what does it matter? Playing with his buddies, you know, playing for a Coke or a cheeseburger.

“For us, it's just more stress and headache for the companies that are providing for the PGA Tour, USGA, PGA of America, the R&A. Those companies are the ones sponsoring the commercials, paying the bills, and keeping their lights on.

“For me, as a fan of golf, I just don't see it as a as benefit. As a professional, it's just stressful trying to get the driver fit just right. We know it's going to wear in. It's not that you're cheating. It just wears in. The more you practice with a driver the more it's going to wear in. Just more stress we don't need. I've already have enough stress trying to make a three-footer. I've had a lot of ups and downs because of medical issues and stress related, so this is just more for me to be stressed about, I guess.”

WEB GEMS:

GO FIGURE: Rory McIlroy is the PGA Tour player of the year, and even he was a little surprised. In a vote of the players, who presumably gave as much weight to the whole season as the four biggest weeks, McIlroy won the Jack Nicklaus Award over Brooks Koepka. It was the third time McIlroy won the award, and the first time without having won a major. “I’m at a loss for words,” McIlroy said. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Blessed, and the freedoms we have because of people, great people. Not great golfers, but great people around the world when it comes to the military and the police and fire and rescue. So thankful. When you think about a bad season, really was it a bad season? I kept my job and I get to play golf for a living. When I look at it from that perspective it wasn't a bad year at all. It was a thankful year and a grateful year.”--Bubba Watson.

Since 2010, no player has a better cumulative score to par at The Old White TPC during A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier than Kevin Na. In 20 career rounds at this event, Kevin Na is a combined 50-under par, 11 strokes better than the next best player.

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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