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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 172                                                       
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who was the last player to win 5 times in a PGA TOUR season?

ONE MORE TIME? What’s old is new and new is old. That is one way to sum up the latest from Cleveland Golf. Cleveland Golf announced the introduction of the Launcher HB Turbo Driver and Launcher HB Turbo Fairway Woods. The name should be familiar to golfers as its been used before by the company. “Reintroducing Cleveland Golf Woods and Irons two years ago has been very successful,” said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf. “However, the new Launcher HB Turbo woods represent a huge step up from the previous generation. They’re sleeker, faster, and more forgiving – exactly what all of us avid golfers are looking for off the tee.”

For Cleveland Golf, Launcher has always stood for one thing: launching the ball high in the air. The new Launcher HB Turbo remains committed to that mission with a lighter hosel, improved crown, and deeper weighting, according to the company.

“The Launcher HB Turbo is engineered to help you hit long, straight drives,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development at Cleveland Golf. “We’ve squeezed discretionary weight out of every corner of the club head in order to produce one of the most forgiving drivers we’ve ever made. We’ve paired it with a high-balance point shaft that’s easier to swing fast. Authentic technologies such as the Turbocharged Cup Face, the Ultralight Hosel, and a more aerodynamic crown help the Launcher HB Turbo earn its name.”
  
The redesigned HiBore Crown features a prominent step that lowers the center of gravity, Cleveland said. Launcher HB Turbo comes standard with the new Miyazaki C. Kua shaft, which pulls weight from the length of the shaft and repositions it on the grip end, the company said.

The same technologies that define the Launcher HB Turbo Driver are featured within the Launcher HB Turbo Fairway Woods. The Launcher HB Turbo Driver is available in two different models: standard (9°, 10.5°, 12° options) and DRAW (10.5°) at a MAP of $349.99. The Launcher HB Turbo Fairway Woods feature a 3-wood (15°) and 5-wood (18°) at a MAP of $229.99 each.

WEB GEMS:

UNFIT FOR DUTY: Stacy Lewis has withdrawn from the U.S. Solheim Cup team with a back injury and will be replaced by Ally McDonald, captain Juli Inkster said. READ MORE>>>

LONG LIVE THE KING: The King still reigns on the PGA Tour. Tuesday marked what would have been Arnold Palmer’s 90th birthday. And while nearly three years have passed since Palmer’s death, his impact is still felt on Tour just as strongly as when he spent his days signing autographs at home in Latrobe or buzzing around in golf cart at his beloved Bay Hill. “He was just a cool guy, and he got along with everyone,” Adam Scott said. “He was 80 years old and he got along with 20-year-olds, and 20-year-olds wanted to hang around him. He liked telling some stories and having a good time, and I think he genuinely kind of loved living life. And that’s appealing to a lot of people.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”--President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008

Justin Thomas is the last player to win 5 times in a season. He did in 2017.

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 171                                                       
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I think sometimes the majors are the easiest ones to win. Half the people shoot themselves out of it, and mentally I know I can beat most of them, and then from there it's those guys left, who's going to play good and who can win.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many PGA TOUR career victories does Rory McIlroy have?

GOING SAUCY: Over the years what has really changed with wedges? An argument can be made not much, as much as that might manufacturers. On the surface they look the same in terms of shape and finish. However, one company is looking to stand out from the crowd by way of the grooves.

Callaway has introduced JAWS MD5, which it claims are the most aggressive grooves in golf. The latest from the company features a proprietary new JAWS groove that dramatically differs from the previous design in MD4, according to Callaway. The walls, edges and angles are milled into the face to achieve the sharpest edges and tightest tolerances ever achieved by it. JAWS grooves are particularly effective from 80 yards and in, according to the company, producing a player preferred “one hop and stop” trajectory.

Wedge play isn’t subjective with elite players as they look for ways to utilize their clubs multi-dimensionally. According to Callaway, Tour pros asked for a new grind that delivers increased playability around the green while still allowing them to employ the sole’s entire bounce on full shots. Roger Cleveland, Callaway Golf’s Chief Wedge Designer, delivered by increasing the sole-taper and heel relief. The new W Grind is available in two lofts: 58º and 60º. Callaway also updated its C-grind by reducing the bounce angle, widening the middle section of the sole and increasing the heel relief, it said.

These wedges retain the row of four ports and medallions on the back of the head that identify as Callaway wedges immediately. Two premium finish options are available: Platinum Chrome and Tour Grey. The JAWS MD5 debut at retail on September 20th and are priced at $159.99.

DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT: An international blue-chip financial giant will bring its name and its services to the Coachella Valley’s PGA Tour event in January. American Express will be the new title sponsor for the 61-year-old desert tour event, The Desert Sun has learned. READ MORE>>>

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BACK TO BUSINE$$: The PGA Tour's offseason is officially over. After two dormant weeks following the season-ending Tour Championship, a new wraparound season is set to begin this week in West Virginia with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Previously played in early July, the tournament moved this year to September and will now kick off an 11-month schedule that will end in August at East Lake. Headlining the 156-man field at The Greenbrier will be Bryson DeChambeau, who at world No. 10 is the highest-ranked player in the field and one of only two players inside the top 25. DeChambeau tied for 14th two years ago in his lone prior appearance at The Greenbrier. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I think sometimes the majors are the easiest ones to win. Half the people shoot themselves out of it, and mentally I know I can beat most of them, and then from there it's those guys left, who's going to play good and who can win.”--Brooks Koepka before the 2019 PGA Championship, which he went on to win.

The win at East Lake Golf Club in his 168th career PGA TOUR start was Rory McIlroy’s 17th career victory. He has surpassed Fred Couple, Tom Weiskopf, Mark O’Meara, Corey Pavin and Hal Sutton to name a few on the career list.

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 170                                                       
Monday, September 9, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “The R&A, they pissed me off because they attempted to ruin my image by not keeping this matter private. It is an unsettling topic. I've been called a cheater by my fellow opponents. It's all joking, but when someone yells ‘cheater" in front of 200 people, to me it's not going to go down very well.”

BRAIN TEASER: Of these players can you name the one with the most and the one with the least number of victories on the PGA TOUR since 2015: Brooks Koepka, Jordan Speith, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy?

WANNA BET? It remains to be seen how big or small the market will be for golf wagering, especially in comparison to football and other sports. Nevertheless, the PGA TOUR and IMG ARENA have expanded their multi-year agreement to allow for the distribution of TOUR’s official scoring data to betting operators within North America.

Back in November 2018, IMG ARENA was appointed as the PGA TOUR’s official data distributor for media and betting purposes across all events on the PGA TOUR schedule. The expanded relationship includes betting sector exclusivity for the delivery of live, shot-by-shot match and event data to global operators.

The PGA TOUR’s official data is collected through its proprietary ShotLink system. With a network of walking scorers, lasers and greenside cameras, ShotLink collects and distributes data points from each shot in PGA TOUR competition in real time.

“As the sports betting market in the United States evolves, extending our relationship with the PGA TOUR is an important next step for IMG ARENA,” stated Freddie Longe, senior vice-president and managing director at IMG ARENA. “For the first time, sports fans will have access to shot-by-shot action, from tournaments all-year-round using official PGA TOUR ShotLink data. We continue to feel that golf has the audience, interest and following to become one of the leading in-play betting sports globally.” It’s a worthwhile bet, yet its unlikely it will come close to rivaling the NFL, MLB or the NBA.

TRANSPARENCY: So the PGA TOUR is set to implement a new club-testing program, to identify drivers that are non-conforming or on the verge of becoming non-conforming. This matter came to a head (pun intended) at the Open Championship with Xander Schauffele when his driver failed the CT test. He contended he wasn’t the only one. The end result is the upcoming and ongoing testing protocol to verify driver CT limits. Nevertheless, it begs the question could someone have played a non-conforming driver, unsuspectingly, and registered a victory on the TOUR? We’ll never know. And why just drivers? With all the nonsense about the distance golf balls travel, why isn’t that piece of equipment also tested?

WEB GEMS:

THE WAIT IS OVER: Paul Casey secured his first European Tour title in five years after coming out on top at the Porsche European Open. READ MORE>>>

REWRITING HISTORY: No American team had won on foreign soil in 12 years, since an all-star group of future major and PGA Tour winners prevailed at Royal County Down. No U.S. side had trailed after Day 1 and gone on to win – anywhere – since 1963 at Turnberry. Let the stories begin. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “The R&A, they pissed me off because they attempted to ruin my image by not keeping this matter private. It is an unsettling topic. I've been called a cheater by my fellow opponents. It's all joking, but when someone yells ‘cheater” ‘in front of 200 people, to me it's not going to go down very well.”--Xander Schauffele at the 148th Open Championship after his driver was deemed non-conforming through testing for CT.

Since 2015, Dustin Johnson has won 12 times on the PGA TOUR and Brooks Koepka 7. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth each have 10 victories, despite Spieth not recording one in the past two years. Rory McIlroy has 8 victories, including three times in 2019! For some perspective on DJ’s impressive run, Paul Azinger, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker each have 12 career victories! Johnson posted only one victory in 2019!

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 169                                                       
Friday, September 6, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “We've been fighting that for, God, ever since I grew up watching the game, guys were complaining about slow play.”

BRAIN TEASER: He made almost $3.5 million on the PGA TOUR last season, 14 of 15 cuts and won the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was his third PGA TOUR title in his last 12 starts over nine months and he is a combined 51-under in seven appearances at Bay Hill. Who is he?

HEAD CHECK: The PGA Tour is set to implement a new club-testing program, in conjunction with the USGA, that will identify player drivers that are non-conforming or on the verge of becoming non-conforming. In a memo sent to players, the Tour specified that it will now test drivers pulled directly from player's bags, as opposed to clubheads taken from on-site equipment trailers. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

NOT SO EASY! Getting a PGA Tour card is tough. Keeping it is no picnic. The new PGA Tour season starts Sept. 12 at the Greenbrier, with six domestic events and one at the Mexican resort of Mayakoba, all of them offering full FedEx Cup points and an invitation to the Masters for the winner. Optimism is never higher. The PGA Tour in September is right up there with Major League Baseball in March. Now for the bad news: If the last three years are any indication, some 60 percent of the players who earned PGA Tour cards won’t be keeping them. READ MORE>>>

ON THE MEND: Dustin Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday to repair cartilage damage in his left knee. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “We've been fighting that for, God, ever since I grew up watching the game, guys were complaining about slow play.”--Tiger Woods.

Francesco Molinari won his third PGA TOUR title at the 2019 Arnold Palmer in his 132nd start at age 36 years. Both previous titles came in 2018 at Quicken Loans National and The Open Championship.

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 168                                                       
Thursday, September 5, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don’t like the new Major schedule, from the stand point that if you have an injury, or if you’re struggling with one tournament, all of a sudden the other one follows too closely, to get it back. I’m not sure that that’s really a good thing for the game of golf, to have all your tournaments in about three and a half months. And I don’t think it’s good for the other tournaments on the Tour. I know that the all-mighty dollar is important, but I don’t think it’s so important that you really lose out on the tradition of the great tournaments that have been played for years and years and years. I think it will work against Tiger - unless he's really healthy.”

BRAIN TEASER: It’s been more than two years since this player claimed a victory on the PGA TOUR. But it was a major and one of three times he was victorious in 2017. Who is he?

TIGHT KNIT: adidas Golf’s new TOUR360 XT Primeknit shoes feature a waterproof knitted upper. The special yarns that make up the upper of the shoe are tour360xtdesigned to repel water, while still offering breathability and stability where they need it most. The TOUR360 XT Primeknit also incorporates forging technology – the process of heating the upper to provide more stability around the midfoot without adding weight, according to the company. When coupled with the 360 Wrap, it gives players the locked-in feel the company promises.

“We’re always working on creative ways to infuse both comfort and performance into a golf shoe,” said Mason Dension, adidas Golf’s director of footwear. “With the TOUR360 XT Primeknit, it checks all the boxes, giving players an extremely comfortable – and dry – wear throughout their round, while also giving them the support, traction and stability they need as they play. It also offers a unique look to help them stand out on the course.”

MORE SHOE BUSINESS: Peter Millar has launched a golf shoe called the Hyperlight Glide. Available in three colors – navy, platinum and iron – it is a machine washable, and features a lightweight, breathable knitted upper, while perforations in the toe provide additional areas for moisture to escape.

It features a durable rubberized EVA outsole for a cushioning, a foam insole, a moisture-wicking wool/polyester sock liner and a heel pad. A stretch collar and stretch laces allow for easy removal, while an elastic band of material that sits flush with the tongue helps maintain a secure fit at all times, according to the company.  It retails at £120/€145 and is available to purchase now at www.petermillar.co.uk.

WEB GEMS:

REED LOOKING TO CASH IN: "Coming over and getting on this stretch after how I finished on the PGA Tour, I feel confident and solid," he said. "Hopefully I can continue that form and play some good golf to get myself in the right frame of mind and a good position on the Race to Dubai. There’s a lot of little things that go into playing golf that a lot of people may not realize." READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I don’t like the new Major schedule, from the stand point that if you have an injury, or if you’re struggling with one tournament, all of a sudden the other one follows too closely, to get it back. I’m not sure that that’s really a good thing for the game of golf, to have all your tournaments in about three and a half months. And I don’t think it’s good for the other tournaments on the Tour. I know that the all-mighty dollar is important, but I don’t think it’s so important that you really lose out on the tradition of the great tournaments that have been played for years and years and years. I think it will work against Tiger - unless he's really healthy.”--Jack Nicklaus on BBC’s Radio 5 Live.

Jordan Spieth’s last victory came at the 2017 Open Championship. He won the week before at the Travelers and also the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. His Open Championship win came in his 121st PGA TOUR start. Over the last two seasons, he has played a combined 46 events in seeking his 12th career victory 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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