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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 173                                                       
Thursday, September 3, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I've reached that peak already, it's great once you reach it but it's not something that I'm going to live or die on each week.”

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BRAIN TEASER: This person has hit a total of 235 of 1,200 drives over 320 yards this season. Can you name him?

#1 IN THE U.K.: The PING G30 has been the top-selling driver, fairway wood, hybrid and iron in terms of both value and units since the introduction of the family to the market in August last year. According to Golf Datatech LLC, which tracks golf equipment sell-through data for the United Kingdom, G30 has topped four of the major hardware product categories over the past 12 months, with PING as a whole achieving the number one selling brand position in terms of value (24.1%) and volume (21.1%) across all clubs. READ MORE>>>

ROUND AND ROUND WE GO: The golf industry is short on reliable information, especially when it comes to the seasonal nature of it. The national rounds played research serves as the best description of a barometer when it comes to the health and welfare of the sport. In the past five years leading into 2015, recreational rounds played on a national basis have registered a consistent loss from the previous year. The exception was in 2012, when Golf Datatech reported a surge of 5.7%, which wasn’t enough to offset the erosion felt in the other years.

The July National Rounds Played Report by Golf Datatech is out and on a national level play was down 0.3% in the month compared to July 2014. Public access play was up 0.2%, but private course activity was lower by 2.3%. Year-to-date through July, rounds played nationally are clinging to a slight lead, up +0.4% from 2014. The pay as you play brigade are leading the charge as public facilities are up 1%, year-to-date, while private clubs reported a drop off of 1.7% in 2015.

It would appear that 2015 is destined to register another down year based on its current trend for the amount of recreational golf played. However, it can be argued that this might represent a base line for the industry to work off of moving forward. Loyal customers continue to feed their addiction with the game and its unlikely a significant drop off will happen in the future provided Mother Nature doesn’t get too involved. But that said its equally compelling to imply that any upside is limited since it doesn’t appear any fresh blood is coming to the game to help improve the amount of recreational golf played domestically.

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WEB GEMS:

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE: The European Tour announced Rory McIlroy has been granted an approval to remain in the final 2015 Race to Dubai Rankings and be automatically eligible to compete in The Final Series, despite not meeting the minimum event requirements. READ MORE>>>

OOSTY’S STORY: In golf, you never know what tomorrow might bring. We learn never to get discouraged when we shoot a high score, because tomorrow we might find something and shoot lights out. It happens all the time. A cure for Alzheimer's could come down very soon. So I promise to just keep swinging. READ MORE>>>

WHERE WILL HE GO? David Feherty is done calling golf for CBS Sports after the two sides couldn't come to terms on a new contract. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I've reached that peak already, it's great once you reach it but it's not something that I'm going to live or die on each week.”--Jordan Spieth on the #1 world ranking. He added, “If you go on a three or four-year cycle, Rory is No. 1 in the world. If you go just base off of this year, I am. They just use two years. In my mind, it's just about trying to win the FedExCup at this point.”

Tony Finau has hit a total of 235 of 1,200 drives over 320 yards this season. He has the most of any player on the PGA TOUR this season. Finau is followed by Bubba Watson (233), J.B. Holmes (190), Dustin Johnson (187) and Jason Kokrak (183).

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 6, NUMBER 172                                                       
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Right now, Jordan Spieth gets my vote. Winning two major championships at such a young age is big. Winning four tournaments overall is great. Right now my vote is Jordan Spieth, even though I've played great and had a great summer.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Jason Day currently has four wins in 2015. How many career victories on the PGA TOUR does he possess?

BEING FIT PAYS OFF: In an effort to leave no stone unturned, Bridgestone Golf reported it has surpassed the 300,000 live ball fittings milestone. The “Bridgestone Challenge,” the company’s in-person, free, live launch monitor-based ball-fitting program has actively engaged golfers on how to find the right ball for their game since 2007. With 20 teams throughout the United States, (and dozens more internationally), according to the company, Bridgestone Golf says it fits nearly 2,000 golfers per week, during the golf season. 

Using launch monitors, Bridgestone’s team of ball-fitting technicians analyze golfers’ swings and make a science-based recommendation as to which ball is the best choice for each individual. After nearly 8 years and more than 300,000 fittings, Bridgestone has amassed a larger body of knowledge about amateur golf swings than any of its competitors, according to the company, leading to innovative new products that have bridged gaps in the marketplace. According to its findings through its Bridgestone Challenge, 75% of the people that underwent a fitting were playing the wrong ball for their game and were recommended a better ball for their swing, gaining on average of 9.4 yards per drive. Bridgestone stated consumers that were fitted for the e6 ball gained 13.83 yards on average per drive, while B330-RX fit consumers picked up 10.28 yards on average per drive.

“In 2007, we launched ball fitting to show consumers how a properly fit golf ball can help their game,” said Corey Consuegra, Senior Director of Marketing – Bridgestone Golf. “Today, ball fitting is something that nearly all golfers consider and we are proud to be the originator and leader in golf ball customization.”

Bridgestone Golf is asking those who have experienced a Bridgestone Challenge fitting to share their success stories and possibly be featured on Bridgestone’s website and social media.    

COULD THIS BE A PROBLEM FOR GOLF?  Live television programming has long commanded a premium in advertising dollars. After all it isn’t the same if you record a game and know the outcome before finding the time to watch it. Sports broadcasts -- long viewed by the entertainment industry as a way to lure viewers and ad dollars -- are losing some luster. Live sporting events are a top reason people still pay for cable, so media companies battle each other for rights to broadcast athletic events. Sports traditionally have boosted ratings coveted by advertisers and driven up the fees paid by pay-TV operators such as Comcast Corp. to carry channels.

Yet sports haven’t shielded TV networks from subscriber casualties. ESPN has lost 3 million subscribers in the past year and Disney cut its profit forecast earlier this month, sparking a massive selloff in U.S. media stocks. TNT and TBS, which carry basketball, baseball and golf, each shed more than 2 million, and Fox Sports 1 lost 440,000, according to Nielsen data. READ MORE>>>

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: John Solheim, Chairman and CEO of PING, will be awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s HSBC Golf Business Forum in November. READ MORE>>>

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WEB GEMS:

SIGNATURE FEATURE: Donald Trump has been given the go-ahead to erect a massive Roman Chariot fountain outside the Turnberry Hotel. The US tycoon won a battle to erect the 25ft monument despite concerns that it was too big and out of keeping with the upmarket resort. READ MORE>>>

BOMBERS PARADISE NO MORE? Once among the most popular stops on the PGA Tour schedule, Trump National Doral had more players grumbling than ever. The complaints mainly were that the power players had too big an advantage. The tour was listening, and so was The Donald. As part of constant feedback on golf courses, players were allowed to submit their thoughts (signed or anonymous). Those were presented to Trump and work has been underway to make a few changes for next year's Cadillac Championship. READ MORE>>>

AUSSIE’S BEST YEAR YET? Has any Australian golfer had a better year than Jason Day's in 2015? The best of the modern era, Greg Norman, had a flagship year in 1986 when he won two PGA Tour events, one on the European Tour and of course his first major - the 1986 Open Championship - to go with second-place finishes at the Masters and PGA Championship that year. He also won a bunch of minor events in Australia that don't really come into the equation. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Right now, Jordan Spieth gets my vote. Winning two major championships at such a young age is big. Winning four tournaments overall is great. Right now my vote is Jordan Spieth, even though I've played great and had a great summer.”--Jason Day.

Jason Day entered 2015 with two career wins on the PGA TOUR and has now pushed his total to six. His first win came in 2010 at the Byron Nelson. He had to wait until the 2014 WGC Accenture Match Play for his second. He has won three times in his last four starts in 2015, including the PGA Championship. Prior to Day’s win last week, the only player since 2000 to win his next worldwide start after capturing his first major championship was Martin Kaymer, who captured the KLM Open following his win at Whistling Straits in 2010. Ironically, day won his first major also at Whistling Straits and then his next tournament also!

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 6, NUMBER 171                                                       
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I try and be as nice as I can. Don't worry, I've pissed off plenty of people. I'm going to publicly apologize to everyone that I've pissed off over the years. But, you know, my dad said a phrase to me when I was a kid: Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. I just try and do that, regardless of who it is. On top of it, just don't take yourself too serious. People kind of take things a little bit too serious, sometimes even take themselves a little too serious. Sometimes even I do it.”

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BRAIN TEASER: How many under par is Jason Day for his last two tournaments?

HOW’S YOUR GAME? Golf is a crazy game. It’s even crazier when it’s your business. The game can appear easy if you spend any time watching the best at their craft. However, appearances are often deceiving. Lee Trevino believes the golf swing is the equivalent of a door. “The game is very simple. It's a door. Open it and close it,” he explained. Some day’s players have been known to slam the door shut. Other days they close it quietly. The challenging part is truly knowing what you’re actually doing from one day to the next! Case in point, Tiger Woods’ swing has been analyzed to death. Its one thing to think you know and its completely another to actually have proof to support it.

clubhubFor example, back at the Quicken Loans event, Woods was telling anybody and everybody his swing and game were close. “I know how close it feels and I know that I just need a couple shots here and there and it turns the tide,” he said. “People don't really realize how close it has been between a person who is winning and a person missing the cut. It's not as big a gap as people might think.” Fast-forward to the Wyndham Championship and his play there started to make a few more believers in him again. Recently crowned world #1, Jordan Spieth managed the unthinkable by missing the cut in his first performance as the proclaimed best of the best. “Tough week. I'm definitely searching for answers,” Spieth responded. “It's not easy, I can tell you that. Even though it may look easy, it's not easy,” said Jason Day after winning the Barclays. “I'm a human, just like everyone else. Things pop into my head. Although it may have looked different, I didn't come out with the most confident feeling that I was going to win.”

Professionals such as Woods, Spieth, Day and Trevino have devoted their lives working on their swing and game in an effort of discovering along the way what works and what doesn’t for them individually. Woods, Spieth and Day are part of the generation that has benefited from technology advancements. Each have had access to some of the top equipment and people to help them uncover the secrets, which Ben Hogan once proclaimed were hidden in the dirt. Essentially we are left to anecdotal accounts of where someone’s game is at and the acid test is the score they shoot or where they finish in a golf tournament. For recreational players it’s even harder to determine when your game might be on the verge of improvement, especially if you don’t spend much time practicing or work with a teacher regularly!

However, something has come along that blends the technical aspect of golf in an effort to support or dispute (perhaps) the anecdotal arguments! For the first-time ever, golfers and instructors will have access to a personal and portable system – for use both on the practice range and on the course – that accurately analyzes the golf swing, while automatically tracking shots from tee to green. It also delivers the analytics directly to a smart phone app and the cloud in real-time. If you ever thought you hit it perfect and it didn’t turn out that way, now there is way to know for sure what might have gone wrong!

San Diego-based Kinetek Sports has introduced its ClubHub swing analysis and shot tracking system. It is a comprehensive golf performance system that allows instructors and coaches to better evaluate and interact with students, from anywhere at any time. The launch coincides with a unique program that allows golfers a limited opportunity to purchase the ClubHub system in advance — at a special VIP price — through a Kickstarter crowdfunding site.

ClubHub (clubhubgolf.com) is scheduled to be available in widespread distribution in the fall, but Kinetek Sports has allocated a limited supply of product for players clubhub2seeking to become early adopters of the patented new technology starting today. A full ClubHub set will come with 14 sensors, one for each club in the bag that are seamlessly and easily attached to the butt-end of the club and then quickly paired with the smart phone app.

“ClubHub is a breakthrough system that transcends the practice range and golf course, providing players with instant feedback on their game, and giving instructors real-time data to analyze performance,” said John Melican, President, Kinetek Sports.

An authentic performance product for today’s modern golfer, ClubHub is the first and only sensor system to capture real-time swing analysis and shot tracking data for every shot. Golfers simply make a swing and instantly see data on the app, including: club head speed, face angle, angle of attack, tempo and transition angle for every shot struck. Additionally, ClubHub’s shot tracking technology allows golfers to record rounds and scoring stats such as driving distances, fairways hit, greens in regulation and putting.

“Through ClubHub’s lightweight and unobtrusive sensors, golfers can track shot distances and locations during their round, see a 3D video of their swing, record scoring stats from a round and instantly share all swing info and round data with their instructor,” added Melican. “It’s truly a unique way to connect a golfer and a teacher and drive game improvement.”

By viewing the data, instructors can monitor on course swing characteristics and course management skills to help students develop a better all-around game. And, perhaps most important to the game of golf, ClubHub features a unique application that captures data while the golfer is playing a round of golf and then stores it for post-round analysis. This ensures that pace of play is never compromised.

“ClubHub allows golfers to see their game like never before, while enabling golf instructors to track their students’ performance from anywhere,” said Pat Steusloff, CEO, Kinetek Sports. “Now, a golfer can take what they’ve learned or practiced on the range, apply it on the course, and see the results first-hand.”

As an additional feature, ClubHub provides in-depth map views with GPS distances to any point on the hole of any golf course, adding an even greater on-course, game enhancement value to the product.

Golfers or golf enthusiasts interested in being the first to own ClubHub can participate in the Kickstarter campaign located at www.clubhubgolf.com, whereby they can obtain the product, which is in limited supply at the outset of the launch.  Golf instructors interested in obtaining more information on ClubHub can contact Ali Proehl This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

GETTING BETTER WITH AGE: FootJoy has introduced the latest iteration of its iconic FJ StaSof glove. Its kind of a big deal since the StaSof glove is world’s stasoft#1 Cabretta leather glove for over 35 years. Following extensive research and development, the 13th generation of the #1 Glove on Tour combines new and established performance technologies with hand-sewn craftsmanship to deliver what FJ defines as Advanced Performance Feel.

Constructed from premium Taction2 Advance Performance (APL) Cabretta Leather, the new StaSof provides improved tour-tested performance, according to FJ, due to a number of new features, including a softer, thinner elastic that contours the glove to the hand for a lightweight feel, improved fit and comfort. A single stitch PowerNet mesh and strategically placed perforations also create a more comfortable feel and fit across the knuckles, FJ said.

“The original StaSof glove set the benchmark when it was introduced over 35 years ago, but thanks to our exclusive partnership with Pittards, continuous product innovation and a   relentless pursuit of the finest materials, the StaSof to this day maintains its status as the #1 Cabretta leather glove on Worldwide Tours,” said Maria Bonzagni, Senior Director of Marketing, FJ Gloves and Accessories. “We have worked tirelessly to improve all facets of this iconic glove and have no doubt the new design and technology within will continue to help improve the performance of millions of golfers worldwide for years to come,” she added.

StaSof is trusted on Tour by the best players in the game including the following FJ brand ambassadors: 2015 British Open Champion Zach Johnson, 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott, defending FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel and Ryder Cup stars, Jimmy
Walker and Lee Westwood among many others.

The new StaSof is available in an impressive 26 size options and available for purchase starting today with an MSRP of $25.00.

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WEB GEMS:

HAS HE BEEN TRUMPED? Alex Salmond, once hailed as the “man who saved the Scottish Open”, believes Donald Trump’s hopes of hosting the event have become slim on the back of his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. READ MORE>>>

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE: In the final event of the Web.com Tour's regular season, 46-year-old journeyman Dicky Pride broke through for a win at the WinCo Foods Portland Open. It was a remarkable achievement, not just because it was Pride's first professional win in more than 21 years, but because it turns out that he had been holding a hand-written note predicting the win all season long. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I try and be as nice as I can. Don't worry, I've pissed off plenty of people. I'm going to publicly apologize to everyone that I've pissed off over the years. But, you know, my dad said a phrase to me when I was a kid: Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. I just try and do that, regardless of who it is. On top of it, just don't take yourself too serious. People kind of take things a little bit too serious, sometimes even take themselves a little too serious. Sometimes even I do it.”--Jason Day after his win at the Barclays.

Jason Day is 39 under par for his last two events, which he collected victories at the PGA Championship and Barclays. In his last five events going back to the Open Championship, he has three wins, a T4 and a T12. Day is 73 under par during this span. He has been over par for only two events this year. He finished 3 over par at the WGC Cadillac Championship (T31) and the PLAYERS (MC) where he shot 81 in the second round! In his last five events, Jason Day has earned $4,915,377!

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 6, NUMBER 170                                                       
Monday, August 31, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Billy Horschel won the FedExCup after missing the cut in the first event last year and I'm in a better position to win the FedExCup than he was at the time. So why can't I do it?”

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BRAIN TEASER: Brian Harman made two holes-in-one on Sunday at the Barclays. Has anyone else ever accomplished the same feat during a PGA TOUR event?

BORON POWER: Mizuno announced the introduction of boron into its 2016 MP portfolio. First introduced in 2014, boron will now be infused in the new MP-25, promising an entirely new standard for distance and playability, according to the company. Boron is the fifth element on the periodic found in the Earth's crust and the Solar System, and Mizuno believes it will make the company stand apart from other equipment manufacturers.

"Introducing Boron into the classic MP line is a game changer. Boron enables more opportunities for our R&D team to push the limits of a forged 'players' iron to increase ball speeds, distance and playability while staying true to the signature Mizuno look and feel," said Chuck Couch, Vice President of Product Development, Golf Division, Mizuno USA. "Over a decade in the making, the use of Boron will maintain our long-standing history of delivering 'players' irons that provide golfers the confidence and shot-making ability to perform at their best."

The MP-25 line will hit stores in September 2015 with a suggested retail price of $999.99 (3-PW) in steel and $1,099.99 in graphite. Starting in September, Mizuno reported there will be no up-charge on steel shafts or custom grips for all Mizuno irons.

WINNER’S CLUBS:  The 2015 PGA Champion, Jason Day shot 63/62 over the weekend at Plainfield CC to capture the first leg of the playoffs at the Barclays. It his fourth win this year. The victory guarantees Day a top-five spot heading into the TOUR Championship, meaning that he controls his own destiny at East Lake and will win the FedExCup with a victory there. Here is what Jason Day had in his bag to win the Wyndham Championship:

Driver: R15 460 Driver 10.5* with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70x shaft.
Fairway Metals: AeroBurner HL Fairway – 16.5* (plays to 14.5*) with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 80x shaft.
Irons: RSi 2 Iron - 2 (17*) and RSi TP Irons – 4-9, PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 shafts.
Wedges: Tour Preferred EF Wedge (Tour Grind) 47*, 52* & 58* with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts.
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider IB Black Prototype Putter
Golf Ball: Tour Preferred X Golf Ball

Jason Day’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 21
Pars: 46
Bogeys: 4
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 261

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WEB GEMS:

DAY IS HAVING A SPECIAL YEAR: Jason Day, so poor as a kid that he shopped at a store where he stuffed as much used clothing as he could into a bag for $5, is trying not to think about the potential of a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. That's still four weeks away. Day, so cocksure as a teenager that he talked about being No. 1 even before he was a PGA Tour rookie, is trying to keep his mind off the possibility that he could rise above Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth and claim the top spot in the world ranking. That could be as little as one week away. His six-shot victory Sunday in The Barclays opened a whole world of possibilities. READ MORE>>>

DALY HOSPITALIZED: John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. READ MORE>>>

LIFE BEGINS AT 50: Jeff Maggert won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fourth Champions Tour victory of the year, closing with a 6-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes. READ MORE>>>

FIRST OF HOPEFULLY MANY: Thomas Pieters claimed his first European Tour title at the D+D REAL Czech Masters. The 23 year old recovered from a double bogey on his front nine to card a three under par 69 and finish the week on 20 under, three shots clear of Sweden's Edberg in second. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Billy Horschel won the FedExCup after missing the cut in the first event last year and I'm in a better position to win the FedExCup than he was at the time. So why can't I do it?”--Jordan Spieth.

According to the PGA Tour, double aces have happened on twice before in its history. Yusaku Miyazato accomplished the feat in 2006 at the Reno-Tahoe Open and Bill Whedon did so in 1955 at the Insurance City 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 6, NUMBER 169                                                       
Friday, August 28, 2015

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Believe it or not, I'm actually very, very religious. I'm the guy that told my pastor that ‘I'm going to say the f-bomb. If that doesn't get me into heaven, so be it.’ He kind of looked at me, kind of shook his head and he goes, ‘Well, you're a professional golfer, I understand.’ It's not something I like to share very much but deep down inside I try to do the right thing. But my mouth may not be great; don't judge me.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the only player to make all 32 starts in the 8-year history of the FedExCup Playoffs?

HOW’S BUSINESS? The maligned ways of the golf industry has been well documented. However, it isn’t the case everywhere. During the debut of Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, outside of Phoenix, tee times sold out for an unprecedented seven months in a row. This made gaining access to the course difficult for many would-be guests.

As a remedy, the club has begun to offer golfers an opportunity to be drawn for a “tag” which will provide priority access to the tee sheet, enabling the lucky recipient to reserve one foursome up to 35 days in advance this fall (the normal booking window is 30 days). There is no cost to enter the draw. Golfers simply must visit the club’s website and register their preferred email address by Tuesday, September 8th. Wickenburg Ranch will draw 100 recipients to receive the priority tee time tags by the following week.

“We’ve been blown away by the passion our golf guests have for the course,” said Justin Henderson, Head Golf Professional for Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club. “It’s a good problem to have, but because of that passion, open tee times have been somewhat scarce. Not many other clubs can say that. We hit upon the tag draw as a means of enhancing access to the club for as many players as we can. Of course the best way to ensure yourself of getting access is to become a member. This is exactly what our most passionate guests are electing to do.”

Those who’d like to try their luck ahead of the draw can play Wickenburg Ranch now through September, for just $45 for Wickenburg residents and $55 for Arizona residents. Green fees include golf, use of golf cart, use of the practice facility, and a Travis Mathew polo shirt. Through the summer, tee times can be made 15 days in advance of play, and the golf course is open Thursday through Sunday, only.

EXPANDING OUT: ClubGlider boasts the golf travel bag with extendable legs that support all of the weight is applying the same technology to a line of wheeled-luggage that includes a suitcase and a carry-on. The suitcase is constructed with the same highly durable, ballistic-style nylon as the ClubGlider Meridian golf travel bag. The ClubGlider Carry-On coordinates with the suitcase and is sized to fit in airplane overhead bins. Both pieces are available now at $349.99 for the suitcase and $239.99 for the carry-on.

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WEB GEMS:

SPIETH LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK: The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. READ MORE>>>

WHO WOULD SAY THIS? “Jordan Spieth thinks he’s hilarious, but he’s an idiot.” READ MORE>>>

BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR: Erik Compton ended his season Thursday when he withdrew from The Barclays after eighth holes. READ MORE>>>

WOODS REMAINS THE BIGGEST STORY IN GOLF: What’s next for Tiger Woods? This is a tantalizing question on the lips of many, including the former world number one himself as he puts his golf clubs away for a while after enduring a dismal PGA Tour campaign. Woods has been criticized by some pundits for focusing too much on the technical aspects of the game but another former world number one, Nick Price, believes his struggles are part of a much bigger picture. “Without a driver that goes in the fairway, this game is very difficult indeed.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Believe it or not, I'm actually very, very religious. I'm the guy that told my pastor that ‘I'm going to say the f-bomb. If that doesn't get me into heaven, so be it.’ He kind of looked at me, kind of shook his head and he goes, ‘Well, you're a professional golfer, I understand.’ It's not something I like to share very much but deep down inside I try to do the right thing. But my mouth may not be great; don't judge me.”--Jason Gore.

Hunter Mahan is the only player to make all 32 starts in the 8-year history of the FedExCup Playoffs. Mahan has reached the TOUR Championship (top 30) in each season but is currently outside the top 30 entering the 2015 FedExCup Playoffs.

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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