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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 105                                                       
Friday, May 27, 2016

In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, The Daily Pulse will not be published on Monday, May 30th. For US readers please enjoy a safe holiday weekend.

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “We say the year is almost halfway complete, but at the same time we still have three majors, an Olympics, the Playoffs and a Ryder Cup. It really is just starting in our minds.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Rocco Mediate fired a 9-under-par 62 to tie the course record and the tournament record at the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday. Can you name/guess the last player to shoot 62 in a senior major?

SAFE TRAVELS! AAA has projected more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend in the United States. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005. “Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and are ready to travel in numbers not seen in more than a decade,” said Marshall Doney, AAA President and CEO. “The great American road trip is officially back thanks to low gas prices, and millions of people from coast to coast are ready to kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway.”

Nearly 34 million (89 percent) holiday travelers will drive to their Memorial Day destinations, according to AAA, an increase of 2.1 percent over last year as a result of lower gas prices. Air travel is expected to increase 1.6 percent over last year, with 2.6 million Americans taking to the skies this Memorial Day. Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses will fall 2.3 percent, to 1.6 million travelers.

According to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, average airfares for the top 40 domestic flight routes will be 26 percent cheaper this Memorial Day, with an average round-trip ticket costing $165. Hotel costs are in line with last Memorial Day. AAA Three Diamond Rated hotels will average $183, while a AAA Two Diamond Rated hotel will average $151 nightly. Daily car rental rates will average $62, three percent less than last year.

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IT’S IN THE GENES: While there has been some consternation over participating in the upcoming Olympics by various players, one in particular may have a hidden agenda. Byeong Hun An, defending champion of the BMW PGA Championship, would be a second generation Olympian in his family if he goes to Rio. The South Korean’s parents were successful Olympians in the table tennis in Seoul in 1988. “I'd love to play in the Olympics. They (parents) played it. They got silver and bronze medal. I've got to try to get gold then,” said An. “Just by playing in it is really special for me. So I'll try to try my best to try to make the team.”

OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Classic PING Anser with tungsten face weights spotted at Colonial. READ MORE>>>

THE NEXT TOPGOLF? Callaway Golf Company announced it has invested in Junior.Golf, a comprehensive online program that brings together kids, parents and golf professionals in a way that modernizes the junior golf experience. Terms of the investment make Callaway the official golf equipment sponsor of Junior.Golf, as well as a minority shareholder. "Callaway is the perfect partner, as we share a vision for growing the game and helping golf professionals enhance their business. With Callaway's involvement, Junior.Golf can dramatically accelerate our mission of getting more kids playing the game," said Junior.Golf CEO Jason Black. Junior.Golf is a "grow the game" software service company with a simple mission: help more children be introduced to golf and play for a lifetime.

"We are excited about being a part of this great and growing business," said Chip Brewer, President & CEO, Callaway Golf Company. "Junior.Golf is a unique, up-and-coming company that utilizes technology to introduce kids to the great game of golf. It's not only a smart business, it is a strong grow the game initiative."

WEB GEMS:

MORE TO COME: Sweeping change is coming to the European Tour over the next couple of years, chief executive officer Keith Pelley said Thursday during Golf Channel's coverage of the BMW PGA Championship. "We are in the midst of transforming this tour. It will be completely different in 2017, and a complete overhaul by 2018," Pelley said at Wentworth Club. "And really doing it by listening to the players." READ MORE>>>

MOLDER TAKES THE EARLY LEAD: Bryce Molder, with one win in 251 career PGA Tour starts, had his first 18-hole lead since the 2002 Byron Nelson. He finished Thursday with four consecutive birdies - all from at more than 10 feet, including a 20-footer at No. 7 after his drive into a fairway bunker on the 438-yard hole. His only non-birdies on the front nine were at Nos. 3-5, known as the Horrible Horseshoe because of the layout and difficulty of that trio. He had pars of each of those holes, the 452-yard dogleg left 3rd hole, the long par 3, and the 465-yard 5th hole parallel to the Trinity River. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “We say the year is almost halfway complete, but at the same time we still have three majors, an Olympics, the Playoffs and a Ryder Cup. It really is just starting in our minds.”--Jordan Spieth.

In 2012 the Senior PGA Championship was played in Michigan for the first time at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor. Kenny Perry fired a final round 62 to match the lowest round ever shot in a senior major and is also a new 18-hole record for the Senior PGA Championship, surpassing the 63s shot by Buck White (1961) and Arnold Palmer (1984). Here are the other 62s that have been shot in senior major championships:
Regions Tradition – Doug Tewell (2001) – Desert Mountain (Cochise),
Tom Watson (2003) – The Reserve Vineyards & GC,
Brad Bryant (2009) – Crosswater Club Senior British Open
Jim Colbert (2003) – Turnberry Golf Club U.S. Senior Open
Loren Roberts (2006) – Prairie Dunes Country Club

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 105                                                       
Friday, May 27, 2016

In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, The Daily Pulse will not be published on Monday, May 30th. For US readers please enjoy a safe holiday weekend.

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “We say the year is almost halfway complete, but at the same time we still have three majors, an Olympics, the Playoffs and a Ryder Cup. It really is just starting in our minds.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Rocco Mediate fired a 9-under-par 62 to tie the course record and the tournament record at the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday. Can you name/guess the last player to shoot 62 in a senior major?

SAFE TRAVELS! AAA has projected more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend in the United States. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005. “Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and are ready to travel in numbers not seen in more than a decade,” said Marshall Doney, AAA President and CEO. “The great American road trip is officially back thanks to low gas prices, and millions of people from coast to coast are ready to kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway.”

Nearly 34 million (89 percent) holiday travelers will drive to their Memorial Day destinations, according to AAA, an increase of 2.1 percent over last year as a result of lower gas prices. Air travel is expected to increase 1.6 percent over last year, with 2.6 million Americans taking to the skies this Memorial Day. Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses will fall 2.3 percent, to 1.6 million travelers.

According to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, average airfares for the top 40 domestic flight routes will be 26 percent cheaper this Memorial Day, with an average round-trip ticket costing $165. Hotel costs are in line with last Memorial Day. AAA Three Diamond Rated hotels will average $183, while a AAA Two Diamond Rated hotel will average $151 nightly. Daily car rental rates will average $62, three percent less than last year.

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IT’S IN THE GENES: While there has been some consternation over participating in the upcoming Olympics by various players, one in particular may have a hidden agenda. Byeong Hun An, defending champion of the BMW PGA Championship, would be a second generation Olympian in his family if he goes to Rio. The South Korean’s parents were successful Olympians in the table tennis in Seoul in 1988. “I'd love to play in the Olympics. They (parents) played it. They got silver and bronze medal. I've got to try to get gold then,” said An. “Just by playing in it is really special for me. So I'll try to try my best to try to make the team.”

OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Classic PING Anser with tungsten face weights spotted at Colonial. READ MORE>>>

THE NEXT TOPGOLF? Callaway Golf Company announced it has invested in Junior.Golf, a comprehensive online program that brings together kids, parents and golf professionals in a way that modernizes the junior golf experience. Terms of the investment make Callaway the official golf equipment sponsor of Junior.Golf, as well as a minority shareholder. "Callaway is the perfect partner, as we share a vision for growing the game and helping golf professionals enhance their business. With Callaway's involvement, Junior.Golf can dramatically accelerate our mission of getting more kids playing the game," said Junior.Golf CEO Jason Black. Junior.Golf is a "grow the game" software service company with a simple mission: help more children be introduced to golf and play for a lifetime.

"We are excited about being a part of this great and growing business," said Chip Brewer, President & CEO, Callaway Golf Company. "Junior.Golf is a unique, up-and-coming company that utilizes technology to introduce kids to the great game of golf. It's not only a smart business, it is a strong grow the game initiative."

WEB GEMS:

MORE TO COME: Sweeping change is coming to the European Tour over the next couple of years, chief executive officer Keith Pelley said Thursday during Golf Channel's coverage of the BMW PGA Championship. "We are in the midst of transforming this tour. It will be completely different in 2017, and a complete overhaul by 2018," Pelley said at Wentworth Club. "And really doing it by listening to the players." READ MORE>>>

MOLDER TAKES THE EARLY LEAD: Bryce Molder, with one win in 251 career PGA Tour starts, had his first 18-hole lead since the 2002 Byron Nelson. He finished Thursday with four consecutive birdies - all from at more than 10 feet, including a 20-footer at No. 7 after his drive into a fairway bunker on the 438-yard hole. His only non-birdies on the front nine were at Nos. 3-5, known as the Horrible Horseshoe because of the layout and difficulty of that trio. He had pars of each of those holes, the 452-yard dogleg left 3rd hole, the long par 3, and the 465-yard 5th hole parallel to the Trinity River. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “We say the year is almost halfway complete, but at the same time we still have three majors, an Olympics, the Playoffs and a Ryder Cup. It really is just starting in our minds.”--Jordan Spieth.

In 2012 the Senior PGA Championship was played in Michigan for the first time at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor. Kenny Perry fired a final round 62 to match the lowest round ever shot in a senior major and is also a new 18-hole record for the Senior PGA Championship, surpassing the 63s shot by Buck White (1961) and Arnold Palmer (1984). Here are the other 62s that have been shot in senior major championships:
Regions Tradition – Doug Tewell (2001) – Desert Mountain (Cochise),
Tom Watson (2003) – The Reserve Vineyards & GC,
Brad Bryant (2009) – Crosswater Club Senior British Open
Jim Colbert (2003) – Turnberry Golf Club U.S. Senior Open
Loren Roberts (2006) – Prairie Dunes Country Club

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 104                                                       
Thursday, May 26, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Golf's a job. As brilliant a job as it is, golf's a job. Life's miles more important. I've got a fantastic family at home. Like I said, golf's golf, but it's more really important for me off the golf course what's happened and how good that is.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name who won the 2015 BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour?

GOING PUBLIC: Acushnet Company, the owner of golf brands including Titleist and Footjoy, is preparing to register with U.S. regulators as early as June for an initial public offering that could value it at more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The IPO would come five years after consumer products conglomerate Fortune Brands sold Acushnet, under pressure from activist investor William Ackman, to South Korean sports apparel company Fila Korea Ltd and Mirae Asset Private Equity for $1.23 billion. READ MORE>>>

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HOW NUMBERS CAN HELP: Analytics has been popular for quite some time. It doesn’t matter which sport, but certainly it’s found its way into golf. A few companies such as Arccos. Game Golf and Club Hub, have popped up to help recreational players try and understand how they can improve their game. On tour its big business as Mark Broadie authored a book, Every Shot Counts that chronicled the importance of each and every shot in a round. Jordan Spieth was asked recently what role analytics has played in his pursuit to improve.

 “I let Cameron (McCormick), my coach, kind of take over the information overload, but I'm certainly involved in the analytics,” the former world #1 replied. “We get strokes gained reports every week from Mark Broadie, and Cam kind of asks me more questions instead of saying this is what your percentages were, this is your strokes gained, tee to green, out of the rough, proximity from the fairway, whatever it may be, he more asks a question.” This application might be something avid golfers might find helpful in their pursuit towards improvement. “Hey, on 14 on Friday what was your number, what were you trying to play,” Spieth continued. “If it was a shot that really stood out that may be lower than average or really cost me a couple shots and it may have been a wind gust. It may have been in between clubs, I chose the wrong club but I put a good swing on it. By him asking me that question versus telling me this is what was off, it stays out of my head because it may have been a very good swing that I just caught a tough break on, and that's common. That happens to everyone. I owe a lot of that to him (McCormick) by recognizing let's not overload it and let's really find out if there was an actual problem on these shots, and there always is. Every week there are certain shots that you could have been better at. Then we dissect and we go to the driving range and figure out why.” Sounds like good advice and something many of us could learn from.

STANDING THE TEST OF TIME: Colonial CC is home to the PGA TOUR this week and it still packs plenty of punch. “This golf course does reward the good ball-striking, and that's important. Around the greens is quite severe with poor ball-striking, you can get in some awkward spots, and it makes it difficult to have a good score. You look at holes like the 9th, to me it's not the longest hole, but it's imperative that you hit that fairway, otherwise you're under a fair bit of stress going for that green over the pond,” remarked Adam Scott, who won the event in 2014. “I like the challenge of that as a change of pace from just bombing 10 drivers around a golf course. I think it kind of gives you that all-around game, which I also believe you need at major championships, whether it's just the Open Championship where you have to hit irons and hook it into a wind to hold a fairway, or depending on where the other ones are, it's not just all bombs-away driver.”

Colonial is known for many things but the Horrible Horseshoe (holes 3-5), has been one of the toughest 3-hole stretches on TOUR.  Since 1983, it has played to +6,782 over par while the other 15 holes of Colonial have played to -1,024 under par. Out of 12,200 rounds played at Colonial CC, on tour, just 1,691 of those rounds have played holes 3-5 under par. And there are only 24 players to have a career relative to par score under par on holes 3-5 at Colonial CC.

Colonial is a traditional layout that was built in 1936. Its fame skyrocketed after hosting the 1941 U.S. Open, marking the first time the USGA had hosted its premier event south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Today, it still continues to challenge the best players in the world.

NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT: Galvin Green has introduced its Spring/Summer 2016 Ventil8 range of polos, trousers, shorts and skorts engineered for moisture management in excessive heat. The Ventil8 garments are crafted from textile fibers that draw moisture away from the body and disperse it over a large area to promote rapid evaporation. The material has ventilation panels for maximum airflow, according to the company. The shirts transport moisture and excess heat away twice as quickly as a conventional polyester golf shirt, the company said. In addition, each Ventil8 item is easily cared for by regular machine washing. Additional characteristics include a UV protection rating of 20+ and permanent antibacterial features for exceptional odor control.

“The research that goes into our Ventil8 line is what makes it a best-seller with our green grass partners and consumers,” says Andrew Creed, President of Galvin Green USA. “Even in the hottest conditions Ventil8 fibers create a cool and comfortable body climate.”

WEB GEMS:

THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND: Strong winds forecast for this week's Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas have put a smile on the face of U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth who believes he will benefit from the challenge at Colonial Country Club. "Given the forecast, it's going to take a lot of imagination. There's going to be 20-plus mph winds and I think that's going to really help me.” READ MORE>>>

ONLY A SWING AWAY! “I think when you haven’t played well for a long time, then you do start to have doubts in your mind,” admitted Westwood, who tied for second with Jordan Spieth to extend his unwanted record of most top-three finishes in major championships without a victory to nine. “But it never takes long for golfers to snap out of it, really. We’re a pretty dumb breed. We’re only one good shot, really, from a comeback. You start to feel the right things in your golf swing and it can have an almost immediate effect. I’ll just see a couple of putts go in, and starting the ball on line, and it can change in the click of a finger.” READ MORE>>>

LOOKING FOR SOME MAGIC: When Luke Donald won the BMW PGA Championship five years ago to scale the summit of golf’s rankings there were seven members of the world’s top 10 in the Wentworth field. This year there is just one ­representative of that elite, with the 2011 and 2012 champion having ­spiraled to No 76. Donald’s demise can be charted alongside that of this one-time Surrey spectacular. The European Tour does not even call it their ‘flagship event’ any more, with Keith Pelley, the new chief executive, quite rightly sniffing at that moniker when its £3.8 million purse is more than £700,000 shy of the PGA Tour’s corresponding Dean & ­Deluca Invitational in Fort Worth which does not even qualify as ­Texas’s flagship event. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Golf's a job. As brilliant a job as it is, golf's a job. Life's miles more important. I've got a fantastic family at home. Like I said, golf's golf, but it's more really important for me off the golf course what's happened and how good that is.”--Masters Champ Danny Willett.

Byeong Hun An’s 72 hole total of 21 under par set a new BMW PGA Championship record and he made history in 2015 when the South Korean became the first Asian to win the Championship. He is currently ranked 26th in the world. Prior to his victory at Wentworth last year, he was ranked 132nd.

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 103                                                       
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It’s hard for me to commentate on Rory in the US without a massive boner because I love the kid and want him to do well.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Who won the 2015 Senior PGA Championship?

INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE: Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG) has acquired Protracer, the company that pioneered technology to track the flight of a golf ball, display its path in video and analyze every shot hit. Sweden-based Protracer’s proprietary software is the only technology on the market that actively tracks all ball flight paths across an entire field of vision, powering television broadcasts and golf driving ranges. Its broadcast television product has become a staple on golf tournament broadcasts in recent years.

TEG, which recently announced an alliance with the PGA TOUR and LPGA, will use the technology to build media content. “Technology has been at the heart of Topgolf since day one. This addition to our portfolio continues our mission to grow the game of golf by using technology to make the game more engaging and accessible,” said TEG Co-Chairman and CEO Erik Anderson. “This acquisition furthers our relationship with the professional sports organizations, and we will invest in this technology to advance our mission to create extraordinary sports and entertainment experiences.”

TEG said it will continue to license the technology to driving ranges, offering a better experience to golfers beyond Topgolf venues. Protracer currently has customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands. The entire Protracer team will continue to work from the company’s office in Sweden. “The Protracer team is excited to join forces with Topgolf since they share our mission to make golf fun, entertaining and accessible to all,” said Protracer Founder and CEO Daniel Forsgren. “We are inspired to be part of a team who believes in innovation and will help us advance our technology and product experience to the next level.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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THE SHARK TALKS BUSINESS: It was a massive decision and a huge risk to leave IMG and form Great White Shark Enterprises, but I have never taken the safe shot. I see opportunities and I take them—in both golf and business. I have always encouraged change, chased smart risks and embraced failure. That is who I am as a person and that is how I run my company.

Great White Shark Enterprises started as a sports marketing firm and clothing company, but today we think vertically. We had to build brand credibility on the consumer side first, and once that was established, the opportunities were limitless. I don’t have a formal business education—I don’t even have a college degree. When I was 20 years old, I was making $28-a-week (£19) at a club in Australia. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

BACK TO BACK: “Obviously, to be the first guy to repeat makes it a magical night,” said Rahm, who also won the 2015 Hogan Award. “Just to know there has never been a two-time winner and for it to turn out to be someone like me, from a small town in Spain, to be the first one to do such a thing is definitely very important and very special. I’m very proud of myself.” Rahm said this year’s honor, which includes a sponsor’s exemption into the 2017 tournament at Colonial, holds extra significance because he chose to return for his senior season after promising his parents that he would complete his college degree before pursuing a career in professional golf. He received his bachelor’s degree in communications earlier this month. “To be able to get my degree, and make good on that promise to my parents, is just a huge accomplishment,” said Rahm, who plans to begin his professional career after competing as an amateur in next month’s U.S. Open. READ MORE>>>

WILLETT WATCHING RIO: “If it turns out that it would be a massive threat to myself or to Nic (his wife Nicole) or to the little man, then I probably wouldn't go. Family comes first. But as it stands at the minute, I think everything should be okay. We are monitoring it,” READ MORE>>>

WILL MICKELSON HAVE TO ANSWER? Tim Finchem might have to suspend one of the game's most accomplished and popular players because of his alleged dealings with a known gambler. Among the stipulations outlined in the gambling section, a player shall not "associate with or have dealings with persons whose activities, including gambling, might reflect adversely upon the integrity of the game of golf.'' At the very least, that suggests Finchem has to do something. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It’s hard for me to commentate on Rory in the US without a massive boner because I love the kid and want him to do well.”--David Feherty, according to the Irish Golf Desk.

Colin Montgomerie rebounded from a shaky start to pull away from a pack of contenders and win his second straight Senior PGA Championship in 2016. He earned a check for $495,000.

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 102                                                       
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I still hear new stories surfacing from people who drove from everywhere to be a part of it, who say they were inspired by it. I hear from parents with daughters who say it really showed them that if they have a dream, they need to follow it. I think people connected with it because they could see themselves, that if they wanted to achieve something, they have to face their fears and take the opportunities that are there for them.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Sergio Garcia won the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson posting 15 under par. Was his score higher or lower than what Steve Bowditch recorded in his victory in 2015?

LOOKING FOR A GAME? Scottsdale Golf Group and Antigua Sportswear are introducing the Antigua Player Development Tour. The new player development tour will include five, 54-hole events at courses owned by golf instructor Shelby Futch and his Scottsdale Golf Group. Anticipated fields for each event will include 100 male golfers who will play 54 holes in a no cut tournament format. Entry fee for a player at each event will be $600, with nearly 90% of the entry fees being used for the tournament purse.

“We felt there was a special need for the talented golfers who want to improve the level of their game in a highly-competitive environment and now, with the assistance of an outstanding golf partner in Antigua, we sincerely feel we will be able to fulfill the needs of many exceptional golfers in the region,” said Shelby Futch, owner of the Scottsdale Golf Group and 2013 Arizona Golf Hall of Fame inductee. The Arizona Golf Association will provide Rules Officials for all five of the Tour events.

The 2016 schedule is as follows: Orange Tree Golf Course, a Johnny Bulla Design on July 6-9; Legend Trail Golf Club, a Rees Jones Design on July 13-16; Corte Bella Golf Club, a Greg Nash Design on July 20-23; the Pete Dye-designed Red Mountain Ranch CC on July 27-30 and Hillcrest Golf Club, a Greg Nash Design on August 3-6.

Players who sign up for all five of the Antigua Player Development Tour events will receive free golf during certain hours at all of Scottsdale Golf Group’s courses and free range balls at specific times at Orange Tree and Red Mountain Ranch from July 6 – August 6.

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MORE, MORE, MORE: Callaway has introduced a line extension of its wedges. The MD3 Milled wedges incorporate a W-Grind and S-Grind and Callaway’s milled Progressive Groove Optimization system. According to the company, Roger Cleveland received extensive input from Tour players, and he used what he learned to craft the toe profile, sole and grinds of MD3 Milled. And now there are more custom options for shafts, grips, loft options and finishes. 

The company reported the W-Grind offers a slightly wider sole, while the C-Grind should be employed for firmer conditions and players looking for versatility around the green. Callaway is offering the 50* and 52* lofts in the W Grind. The 64* C Grind is designed so that players can be even more aggressive with their shotmaking. The MD3 Milled wedges will arrive at retail on June 3rd and carry a $129.99 price.

WEB GEMS:

EMBRACE THE JOURNEY: England's Matthew Southgate is not a name most golf fans will be familiar with but he produced one of the most heartwarming sport stories of 2016 so far at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Southgate, who regained his European Tour card via the qualifying school after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer last year, carded a closing 68 to finish fourth four shots behind tournament winner Rory McIlroy, the best result of his career. His top five finish this week also qualifies the Englishman for the BMW PGA Championship this week. It's one of the European Tour's main events. READ MORE>>>

THE FUTURE: Rory McIlroy has admitted he has concerns about the Zika virus in Brazil ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Olympics this summer and revealed he and fiancée Erica Stoll are planning to start a family in the near future. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I still hear new stories surfacing from people who drove from everywhere to be a part of it, who say they were inspired by it. I hear from parents with daughters who say it really showed them that if they have a dream, they need to follow it. I think people connected with it because they could see themselves, that if they wanted to achieve something, they have to face their fears and take the opportunities that are there for them.”--Annika Sorenstam reflecting on her 2003 PGA Tour appearance at Colonial.

Steve Bowditch shots rounds of 62-68-65-64—259 (-18) to win the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson. Garcia came in with 63-66-68-68—265 (-15) and required a playoff to capture the tournament in 2016.

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 101                                                       
Monday, May 23, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It means a lot for my summer. It's nice to get that first win of the year. I kept telling myself, kept telling anyone that would listen, my game was close. It was just a matter of everything clicking. Maybe those last three holes today is the catalyst for another big summer. I really feel like my game is in good enough shape to kick on from here and to challenge in the three final majors, and obviously everything else we have to play for this year, Olympics, Ryder Cup, Race to Dubai, FedExCup.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last PGA TOUR victory Sergio Garcia had prior to the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson?

EVERYONE WINS: Rory McIlroy won his national championship. But he wasn’t the only one that came out winning.  “It's obviously very important to me but the work that we've put into this tournament and the work that we've put into the foundation, and the people that we are going help from this week,” McIlroy explained after his win. “I mean, we've already raised over half a million Euros going into today for the three chosen charities, and then all the winnings go towards that, as well, so we've broken the million Euro mark this week, which is absolutely incredible. I don't usually get emotional about golf or about wins, but this one, it means just a little bit more, because it's not just for myself. It's for a lot of other people. Yeah, it's a day I'll not forget for awhile. I'm not turning up for myself. I'm here for other people and I'm here for other causes, and that gives me more fulfillment than hitting those golf shots on 16 and 18. They are great, and in golfing terms, it's fantastic and whatever, but I'm almost prouder of what we've achieved this week off the golf course than on it.”

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WINNER’S CLUBS: Sergio Garcia’ first professional start in the United States came at the 1999 AT&T Byron Nelson, where he finished T3. He later won the event in 2004 in a playoff over Robert Damron and Dudley Hart. “This is where I started my career here on the PGA TOUR. So, to do what I did. I'm also thankful to this tournament and Byron and, obviously, Peggy and everybody that was involved. To be able to call myself a two-time Byron Nelson champion is spectacular. I'm very happy about it,” said Garcia after his victory. “Don't get me wrong, you have to get lucky to win tournaments. Playing well usually is not enough. I've always said it, every win, doesn't matter even if you're playing in your backyard with friends, winning is always tough and winning here on the PGA TOUR is probably the toughest. My wins in Asia, my wins on the European Tour, those mean a lot, too, because the fields nowadays, they're so much deeper than they ever were and it's so much harder to win.” In his 301st PGA Tour start, Garcia picked up his 9th PGA TOUR victory and a check for $1,314,000. Here is what Sergio Garcia had in the bag to win the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson:

Driver: TaylorMade M2 (9.5 degrees) with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi XTS 80X shaft
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M1 (15 degrees) and TaylorMade M1 (19 degrees) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver XTS TiNi 80X shafts
Irons: TaylorMade PSi Tour (3-PW) with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X shafts
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF Tour Grind (52, 58) with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus Tour 130X shafts
Putter: TaylorMade Monte Carlo Prototype
Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X 

Sergio Garcia’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 19
Pars: 46
Bogeys: 6
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 265

WEB GEMS:

THAT’S THE FACT JACK! "Is he as smooth and politically correct as he should be? Probably not. But he'll learn. He's not stupid. He didn't get where he was being dumb," Nicklaus said. "I like the guy. He's a good man. And certainly if he's the one that's on the ticket, I'll be voting for him." READ MORE>>>

TIME TO CHANGE: Rory McIlroy heaped pressure on Portmarnock to accept women members so they can host the Irish Open again. The world No 3 is determined to see the event return to its traditional home in the Dublin area as soon as possible. And while that’s impossible with Portmarnock still a men only club like Muirfield, McIlroy won’t stop trying to persuade them to join the 21st century. READ MORE>>>

MCILROY WINS: Rory McIlroy eagled the final hole to clinch his first victory of the season Sunday at the Irish Open, his home tournament where he's famously struggled over the years. READ MORE>>>

GETTING BETTER WITH AGE: Bernhard Langer ran away with the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his sixth senior major and 27th PGA Tour Champions title. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It means a lot for my summer. It's nice to get that first win of the year. I kept telling myself, kept telling anyone that would listen, my game was close. It was just a matter of everything clicking. Maybe those last three holes today is the catalyst for another big summer. I really feel like my game is in good enough shape to kick on from here and to challenge in the three final majors, and obviously everything else we have to play for this year, Olympics, Ryder Cup, Race to Dubai, FedExCup.”--Rory McIlroy.

Sergio Garcia’s last victory on the PGA TOUR came at the 2012 Wyndham Championship. He now has 9 career wins on TOUR to go along with 18 international wins, the most recent at last year’s Ho Tram Open in Vietnam.

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 6, NUMBER 101                                                       
Monday, May 23, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It means a lot for my summer. It's nice to get that first win of the year. I kept telling myself, kept telling anyone that would listen, my game was close. It was just a matter of everything clicking. Maybe those last three holes today is the catalyst for another big summer. I really feel like my game is in good enough shape to kick on from here and to challenge in the three final majors, and obviously everything else we have to play for this year, Olympics, Ryder Cup, Race to Dubai, FedExCup.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last PGA TOUR victory Sergio Garcia had prior to the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson?

EVERYONE WINS: Rory McIlroy won his national championship. But he wasn’t the only one that came out winning.  “It's obviously very important to me but the work that we've put into this tournament and the work that we've put into the foundation, and the people that we are going help from this week,” McIlroy explained after his win. “I mean, we've already raised over half a million Euros going into today for the three chosen charities, and then all the winnings go towards that, as well, so we've broken the million Euro mark this week, which is absolutely incredible. I don't usually get emotional about golf or about wins, but this one, it means just a little bit more, because it's not just for myself. It's for a lot of other people. Yeah, it's a day I'll not forget for awhile. I'm not turning up for myself. I'm here for other people and I'm here for other causes, and that gives me more fulfillment than hitting those golf shots on 16 and 18. They are great, and in golfing terms, it's fantastic and whatever, but I'm almost prouder of what we've achieved this week off the golf course than on it.”

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WINNER’S CLUBS: Sergio Garcia’ first professional start in the United States came at the 1999 AT&T Byron Nelson, where he finished T3. He later won the event in 2004 in a playoff over Robert Damron and Dudley Hart. “This is where I started my career here on the PGA TOUR. So, to do what I did. I'm also thankful to this tournament and Byron and, obviously, Peggy and everybody that was involved. To be able to call myself a two-time Byron Nelson champion is spectacular. I'm very happy about it,” said Garcia after his victory. “Don't get me wrong, you have to get lucky to win tournaments. Playing well usually is not enough. I've always said it, every win, doesn't matter even if you're playing in your backyard with friends, winning is always tough and winning here on the PGA TOUR is probably the toughest. My wins in Asia, my wins on the European Tour, those mean a lot, too, because the fields nowadays, they're so much deeper than they ever were and it's so much harder to win.” In his 301st PGA Tour start, Garcia picked up his 9th PGA TOUR victory and a check for $1,314,000. Here is what Sergio Garcia had in the bag to win the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson:

Driver: TaylorMade M2 (9.5 degrees) with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi XTS 80X shaft
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M1 (15 degrees) and TaylorMade M1 (19 degrees) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver XTS TiNi 80X shafts
Irons: TaylorMade PSi Tour (3-PW) with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X shafts
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF Tour Grind (52, 58) with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus Tour 130X shafts
Putter: TaylorMade Monte Carlo Prototype
Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X 

Sergio Garcia’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 19
Pars: 46
Bogeys: 6
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 265

WEB GEMS:

THAT’S THE FACT JACK! "Is he as smooth and politically correct as he should be? Probably not. But he'll learn. He's not stupid. He didn't get where he was being dumb," Nicklaus said. "I like the guy. He's a good man. And certainly if he's the one that's on the ticket, I'll be voting for him." READ MORE>>>

TIME TO CHANGE: Rory McIlroy heaped pressure on Portmarnock to accept women members so they can host the Irish Open again. The world No 3 is determined to see the event return to its traditional home in the Dublin area as soon as possible. And while that’s impossible with Portmarnock still a men only club like Muirfield, McIlroy won’t stop trying to persuade them to join the 21st century. READ MORE>>>

MCILROY WINS: Rory McIlroy eagled the final hole to clinch his first victory of the season Sunday at the Irish Open, his home tournament where he's famously struggled over the years. READ MORE>>>

GETTING BETTER WITH AGE: Bernhard Langer ran away with the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his sixth senior major and 27th PGA Tour Champions title. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It means a lot for my summer. It's nice to get that first win of the year. I kept telling myself, kept telling anyone that would listen, my game was close. It was just a matter of everything clicking. Maybe those last three holes today is the catalyst for another big summer. I really feel like my game is in good enough shape to kick on from here and to challenge in the three final majors, and obviously everything else we have to play for this year, Olympics, Ryder Cup, Race to Dubai, FedExCup.”--Rory McIlroy.

Sergio Garcia’s last victory on the PGA TOUR came at the 2012 Wyndham Championship. He now has 9 career wins on TOUR to go along with 18 international wins, the most recent at last year’s Ho Tram Open in Vietnam.

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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