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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 167                                                       
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I've worked hard my whole life. I've been surrounded by amazing people and I always just wanted to be successful. I didn't know what it was, what I was going to do, (until) I fell in love with golf. I got out here a year after school on the PGA TOUR in 2009. It's 11 years later now being out here. I don't think my game is where it needs to be, but it's getting there. I'm becoming a more complete player, I have more shots. I can rely more on my putting, rely on my short game. Things I couldn't do even last year. From a golf standpoint I've always been a little behind from guys that have grown up doing this their whole life and that gets frustrating at some point, because my whole life I've been able to compete and win at everything I've done, and I haven't been able to do that as much as I'd like to in golf. It's taken a while, but I think we're trending in the right direction.”

BRAIN TEASER: He won his 10th PGA TOUR title to become the winningest player from his country since 1945. He equaled the 36-hole tournament record of 129 and 54-hole tournament record of 198 en route to victory, but comes up one stroke shy of 72-hole tournament record of 266 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Who is he?

FRONT AND CENTER: Cleveland Golf has announced the release of Frontline. The company believes it represents a revolutionary process for engineering a putter that brings the center of gravity forward.

“We are very excited about Frontline because it is a completely new approach to putter design,” said Jacob Lambeth, Research and Development Engineer at Cleveland Golf. “By pairing an extreme center of gravity with an improved speed optimized face, we’ve designed a putter that uniquely maximizes directional and speed consistency. Combined with slick black cosmetics, great shapes and hosel options for different stroke types, Frontline really is the whole package.”

According to Cleveland, with Frontline, the challenge was creating a putter that’s powerful enough to counteract miss-hits and provide consistently straighter putts. Tungsten Forward Weighting, which places two Metal Injection Molded (MIM) tungsten weights in the face of the putter are the centerpiece of making this happen.

For decades, most mallets have weights in the rear of the putter to increase stability on off-center impacts, but this design places the center of gravity in the back of the putter, the company said. Frontline does the opposite, bringing the center of gravity forward promising more accuracy on the greens.

Frontline features Cleveland’s Speed Optimized Face Technology (SOFT), to normalize ball speed across the face for consistent distance performance.

Frontline will be available in three different mallet options that include Cleveland’s 2135 Technology to enhance alignment. There are two different hosel types to choice from. The single bend option is ideal for straight stroke types, while the slant neck option fits best for golfers with a slight arc stroke. Frontline launches in North America on Sept. 13, 2019.

HOPING TO TAKE ROOT: Seed Golf is another name attempting to find a place in the ball business. Dean Klatt, an Australian with a professional background in distribution and brand management, started thinking about developing a golf ball and selling the products on-line. After that soft launch in July 2017, Seed Golf’s growth was based on a strong social media campaign based mainly on instagram and YouTube. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

SIMPLE SOLUTION: “Just give them (penalty) shots,” Clarke told Reuters. “The guys that are slow give them shots and then all of a sudden they will figure out a routine where they can hit it within the time limit. It will stop in one week if they start giving out penalty shots. It is the bad side of our sport and we need to address it.” READ MORE>>>

TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF AN OPPORTUNITY: A great week at the British Open, a last-minute decision to play in Indiana, and now Tom Lewis of England has a PGA Tour card. Lewis, who narrowly qualified for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals with his tie for 11th at Royal Portrush, closed with a 7-under 65 for a five-shot victory in the last of three events — the only one he played — to join 25 players who earned PGA Tour cards Monday.  A European Tour member, he did well enough at the British Open and a pair of World Golf Championships to be the equivalent of No. 196 in the FedEx Cup. Players from 126th to 200th in FedEx Cup are eligible for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I've worked hard my whole life. I've been surrounded by amazing people and I always just wanted to be successful. I didn't know what it was, what I was going to do, (until) I fell in love with golf. I got out here a year after school on the PGA TOUR in 2009. It's 11 years later now being out here. I don't think my game is where it needs to be, but it's getting there. I'm becoming a more complete player, I have more shots. I can rely more on my putting, rely on my short game. Things I couldn't do even last year. From a golf standpoint I've always been a little behind from guys that have grown up doing this their whole life and that gets frustrating at some point, because my whole life I've been able to compete and win at everything I've done, and I haven't been able to do that as much as I'd like to in golf. It's taken a while, but I think we're trending in the right direction.”--Gary Woodland after winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

Justin Rose became the first player from England with 10 PGA TOUR titles since 1945: Rose (10), Nick Faldo (9), Luke Donald (5), Ian Poulter (3). He was the first player since Tiger Woods (2013) to turn 54-hole lead into a victory at Farmers Insurance Open.

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 166                                                       
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “That was probably the coolest back nine in a major championship I've ever been a part of, or just in golf in general. I think with so many guys going up and down, the lead's kind of changing hands, depending what hole you're on. It was amazing to be a part of. It was quite fun. And I mean, I watch the leaderboard all the time to see where guys are at and what they are doing, and to see Tiger, what he did down the stretch was impressive. And we already knew he was back, but I think he put the exclamation point on it. I'm glad he's back even though you finished second place, you know, you're a little bummed out.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player turned professional in 2016. He has played 75 career events on the PGA TOUR and made the cut 65 times. His career earnings tally $16.1 million and he has three victories. Who is he?

ANOTHER WAY TO RIDE: Golf was once described as a good walk spoiled. Mark Twain is often attributed to the quote, yet many have enlisted it as a punch finnline. The spoiled walk need never happen anymore as one company is attempting to make it both modernized and badass.

Finn Scooters has an electric golf cycle and it is now selling directly to consumers. Previously only available for on-course rental, the company is making a limited supply available for sale to the public at $3,699 plus $75 shipping. The product has been shipping to golf courses since mid-June and can be found at 40+ courses, according to the company.

“The inspiration for Finn Scooters is the desire to play a faster round of golf,” said Rick Reimers, founder and owner of the long-pioneering golf equipment company Sun Mountain Sports. “Riding Finn is invigorating and sporty while encouraging ready golf.”

Finn Scooter travels as the same speed as a traditional golf cart, approximately 15 mph, and offers the opportunity to substantially speed up the pace of play, according to the company, by naturally encouraging ready golf with each player driving directly to his or her ball. This is all well and good, but the fly in the ointment still exists. “We can only go as fast as the group in front of us goes,” noted Tiger Woods last month at The Northern Trust event. It would be nice to think the mode of transportation, feet, cart or scooter could somehow be the answer to a faster round. Yet, it isn’t the case.

But if you want to stand out from the crowd, be the first on the block to own one, then Finn Scooter will hit the mark. To order a Finn Scooter for yourself or to Find a Finn for rental near you, go to www.FinnScooters.com.

WEB GEMS:

THE MAN IN CRANS: Sebastian Soderberg came through a five man play-off featuring World Number Two Rory McIlroy to win his first European Tour title at the Omega European Masters. READ MORE>>>

OUT OF GAS: Rory McIlroy is looking forward to recharging his batteries for the start of the Ryder Cup campaign after losing the Omega European Masters and his fifth career play-off in six attempts. "This is my seventh event in eight weeks, I've played a lot of golf. Playing so much, little mental errors can creep in here and there. The sloppy finish yesterday probably cost me, but I fought back today and did my best. It just wasn't meant to be. I'll put the clubs away for a few days, rest, recover and reflect on what has been a pretty good season so far, and try to get myself back up for (the BMW PGA Championship at) Wentworth." READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “That was probably the coolest back nine in a major championship I've ever been a part of, or just in golf in general. I think with so many guys going up and down, the lead's kind of changing hands, depending what hole you're on. It was amazing to be a part of. It was quite fun. And I mean, I watch the leaderboard all the time to see where guys are at and what they are doing, and to see Tiger, what he did down the stretch was impressive. And we already knew he was back, but I think he put the exclamation point on it. I'm glad he's back even though you finished second place, you know, you're a little bummed out.”--Brooks Koepka at the Masters. He finished in a three-way tie for second.

Jon Rahm turned professional in 2016. He has played 75 career events on the PGA TOUR and made the cut 65 times. His career earnings stand at $16.1 million including three victories.

 

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 165                                                       
Friday, August 30 2019

In observance of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Daily Pulse will not be published on Monday September 2nd. It will resume publishing on Tuesday, September 3rd. A happy, safe holiday weekend to everyone in the United States and Canada!

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don't think they'll understand what it means to throw your clubs in the back of your trunk and go from a Super 8 to a Motel 6. At least I hope they don't. That being said, I wouldn't change a second of that. I mean, that was my story. That's the way it was supposed to be, and where I learned a lot. What I appreciate about my story, I feel like at every level, especially as I got better as an amateur, I started winning golf tournaments, both college and other amateur type events, and then I started playing the mini-Tours. At each level of the mini-Tours I started winning, and that was massive, just learning how and knowing how to win. You can make a great living out here not winning golf tournaments. We all know that. But as a competitor, as somebody that wants to avoid complacency, you want to win golf tournaments.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player became the 38th player to win 20 or more PGA TOUR titles. He accomplished it in 246 starts on the PGA TOUR. He just completed his 12th season and will need to complete 15 full seasons to be eligible for Lifetime Membership of PGA TOUR. Who is he? 

MORE TIME, MORE GOLF? This could be an opportunity for golf, if it proves accurate and the industry finds a way (to get out of its own way) and grow participation levels. Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma told the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai that artificial intelligence should enable people to work 4 hours a day, 3 days a week. Why it matters: It's a remarkable demonstration of Ma's faith in AI, given he's known for endorsing the Chinese tech sector's standard "996" schedule, which consists of a 72-hour workweek: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. READ MORE>>>

EURO-VISION: Dallas-based Topgolf is taking its golf entertainment concept to Europe, with a franchise deal that'll lead to new venues in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. The agreement between Topgolf Entertainment Group and Swiss-based Greenreb Ltd. includes multiple openings in central Europe over the next several years. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

HIGH ALTITUDE LEADS TO LOW SCORES: Austria’s Matthias Schwab and Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera shared a one-stroke lead after carding seven-under-par 63 in the European Masters first round in Crans Montana on Thursday. World number two Rory McIlroy bogeyed three holes to finish four strokes adrift of the leaders. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I don't think they'll understand what it means to throw your clubs in the back of your trunk and go from a Super 8 to a Motel 6. At least I hope they don't. That being said, I wouldn't change a second of that. I mean, that was my story. That's the way it was supposed to be, and where I learned a lot. What I appreciate about my story, I feel like at every level, especially as I got better as an amateur, I started winning golf tournaments, both college and other amateur type events, and then I started playing the mini-Tours. At each level of the mini-Tours I started winning, and that was massive, just learning how and knowing how to win. You can make a great living out here not winning golf tournaments. We all know that. But as a competitor, as somebody that wants to avoid complacency, you want to win golf tournaments.”--Zach Johnson before the start of the John Deere Classic.

Dustin Johnson became the 38th player to win 20 or more PGA TOUR titles. He accomplished it in 246 starts on the PGA TOUR. He just completed his 12th season and will need to complete 15 full seasons to be eligible for Lifetime Membership of 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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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 164                                                       
Thursday, August 29 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “The first couple starts I wasn't feeling great with my swing and I was struggling a little bit. Barely made the cut at Travelers and missed the cut at Rocket Mortgage. Kind of just went back to how I used to play in college, just freed up. I told myself I know I'm good enough to be out here. I was sitting in my hotel room at nights thinking what am I doing here, I don't feel comfortable with my game at all, and these guys are all shooting 20, 25 under to win. Then come in here, it's just complete opposite. It's crazy how the game of golf works, but I love it.”

BRAIN TEASER: I’m 43-years old and made $603,160 in 19 events this season with only one top 10 finish. My last victory was a big one, a major in 2015. Who am I?

SELLER? Callaway Golf Co. may be selling its stake in TopGolf sooner than expected after omitting words about the franchised party venue’s long-term value in a slide deck published ahead of this week’s anticipated investor road show, according to Stephens. READ MORE>>>

WHO WOULD GET YOUR VOTE? The nominees for the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA TOUR Player of the Year are Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele. The nominees for the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year are Cameron Champ, Sungjae Im, Adam Long, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff.

The PGA TOUR Player Directors and members of the Player Advisory Council (PAC) selected the nominees for each award. The Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards are determined by a member vote, with PGA TOUR members who played in at least 15 FedExCup events during the 2018-19 season eligible to vote.

THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS: Ballots have been sent to PGA Tour players, who will have the final word on who had the best season. Of lesser interest is who gets voted rookie of the year. In both cases, it could illustrate the differences between how the PGA Tour and its players view what matters. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

MCILROY SPEAKS OUT: Rory McIlroy has hit back at critics rejecting his claims of, “a very successful year,” because of his failure in the majors, at the same time as calling for the game’s calendar to be radically overhauled. READ MORE>>>

OVERLOOKED: So much attention was paid to the upside at East Lake, with $15 million going to the winner of the FedEx Cup and seven-figure bonuses paid out to the top eight players at the Tour Championship. Overlooked was the most volatile week of the FedEx Cup playoffs, and it was costly to Patrick Cantlay. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “The first couple starts I wasn't feeling great with my swing and I was struggling a little bit. Barely made the cut at Travelers and missed the cut at Rocket Mortgage. Kind of just went back to how I used to play in college, just freed up. I told myself I know I'm good enough to be out here. I was sitting in my hotel room at nights thinking what am I doing here, I don't feel comfortable with my game at all, and these guys are all shooting 20, 25 under to win. Then come in here, it's just complete opposite. It's crazy how the game of golf works, but I love it.”--Matthew Wolff after his win at the 3M Open.

Zach Johnson’s last victory was the 2015 Open Championship in St. Andrews. He made 13 cuts in the 19 events he played in this season but only had one top 10 finish, which came at the 2018 RSM Classic.

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 163                                                       
Wednesday, August 28 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Rory has outplayed Brooks by a mile in how he's done the entire year. It's unbelievable how he's played. But the most important thing is wins and playing great in the big events, and nobody has done that better than Brooks. I don't know how you don't give Brooks the Player of the Year with three wins and a major and a WGC and top four in every major. That's pretty strong. I'm bummed I'm not in the consideration. I need to play a little better.”

BRAIN TEASER: Four players made their TOUR Championship debut last week. Can you name them?

SERIOUSLY! Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. has developed a golf ball that will help you make a putt with your eyes closed. READ MORE>>>

STAY COOL: Ecco Golf has combined two technologies in the Biom Cool Pro hybrid shoes for complete breathability and 100% waterproofing. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

ONE MORE TIME: Tiger Woods had a knee operation last week but is expected to make a full recovery and hopes to be back competing in October. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Rory has outplayed Brooks by a mile in how he's done the entire year. It's unbelievable how he's played. But the most important thing is wins and playing great in the big events, and nobody has done that better than Brooks. I don't know how you don't give Brooks the Player of the Year with three wins and a major and a WGC and top four in every major. That's pretty strong. I'm bummed I'm not in the consideration. I need to play a little better.”--Justin Thomas.

Four players made their TOUR Championship debut last week: Jason Kokrak (14th), Sungjae Im (T19), Abraham Ancer (T21), Corey Conners (T26)

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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