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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse

VOLUME 1, NUMBER 4

Thursday, January 7, 2010

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? There are a lot of young girls out there that will try and set a trap for him.

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MORE OF THE SAME WOULD BE A OKAY: Lucas Glover enters the year with the same expectations as he has in the past. This time we’ll see if being introduced each time he pegs it up as the US Open Champion makes any difference. “I don't have any different expectations of myself. I think other people might,” Glover acknowledged. “That comes with the territory and I understand that. I'm just trying to keep those in check for me personally. That was a goal this year to have the same expectations that I had last year, the same attitude.” Glover said his expectations in 2009 were very modest even after he won at Bethpage Black. “All attitude, take the good with the bad,” he said.

Historically, after winning a first major, additional economic opportunities are presented to players. Glover said those possibilities are not what they once were. “I was told it wasn't how it would have been three or four year ago,” he said. “I didn't ask anything further. I understand everybody is suffering to some extent. I don't know the numbers,” he continued. “I think the offers are still there to play in some events. I didn't want to do a lot of that because of the long season I did play.”

The next US Open will be held at Pebble Beach, a place that appears to fit right in with Glover’s expectations. “It's going to be interesting because I never had any success there,” he said. Time will tell whether he is able to duplicate his feat but he is well on his way if you look at it from his expectations.

 

WHAT TO DO? Change is often considered a constant even if it sounds hypocritical. With the ruling bodies altering the groove configurations on the worldwide professional circuits this year, it leaves many to wonder whether the #1 ball in golf would modify its products to compensate for the anticipated loss in spin characteristics. The company has studied the new rule extensively since its usage levels on the worldwide Tours for balls and wedges are significant and made its decision regarding the popular Pro V1 and Pro V1x models. FULL STORY>>>

AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE: Geoff Ogilvy has designs on becoming the #1 player in the world. “I think it's an interesting time, obviously, No. 1 in the world might be up for realistic grabs this year depending on how it all takes shape,” he said prior to the start of play in Maui. In the January 4th issue of the Daily Pulse, we reported Ogilvy made a switch to Titleist clubs. Now he has added another change to his tools of the trade. FULL STORY>>>

FINDING GOLD: The medal count for Cleveland Golf/Srixon and Never Compromise totaled nine in the recent Hot List report. “We’re extremely proud of the fact that all three of our brands earned such high marks for performance, innovation, aesthetics and demand,” said Greg Hopkins, President/CEO of Cleveland Golf/Srixon and Never Compromise.” See which products were signaled out. FULL STORY>>>

BACK IN BLACK: Callaway Golf Company announced the January 15th retail availability of their new Odyssey Black Series Tour Designs line of milled putters. “In creating the Black Series Tour Designs putters, we consulted with some of the greatest players in the game, including Phil Mickelson,” said Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer for Odyssey Golf. “We incorporated this Tour player feedback into the design of these precision-crafted milled putters. The result is updated shapes and more head options preferred by better players, all delivering the truest roll possible in a premium look.”  FULL STORY>>>

SEEING IS BELIEVING: aboutGolf announced it will provide its 3Trak ball and club tracking technology to PING for use in PING’s display at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando later this month. FULL STORY>>>

GOAL SETTING: Twitter has become popular asking the simple question, what are you doing? Nike Golf has taken it a step further, asking its athletes what are their goals for the 2010 Tour season? The question was posed to Suzann Pettersen, Trevor Immelman, Stephen Ames, Michelle Wie, Amanda Blumenherst, David Duval, Justin Leonard, Stewart Cink, Anthony Kim, Paul Casey, and Carl Petterson. Sorry, no Tiger Woods. FULL STORY>>>

Gary Player on his advice to Rory McIlroy

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

 

Last Updated (Monday, 18 January 2010 15:26)

 

 

 

Web Street Golf Daily Pulse

VOLUME 1, NUMBER 3

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WHO SAID THIS? “Golf is an important tourism element of the world; proper development of the industry will contribute to local tourism and economic growth, but we cannot mess it up."

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PICK OF THE LITTER: Looking for a new driver in 2010? One that finds more fairways or travels greater distances? The Golf Digest Hot List has uncovered what it thinks is the best of the best and given it’s “Editor’s Choice” designation to ... FULL STORY >>>

 

COST OF DOING BUSINESS: While Tiger Woods may be considered damaged goods in some people’s eyes, due to his personal shortcomings, demand for his services isn’t likely to be affected by his “transgressions.” FULL STORY>>>

MONEY IN THE BANK: Its been said the only things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes. Finding an investment that produces immediate returns is a hot commodity regardless of market conditions. But that doesn’t mean they don’t exist and golf may be the only place where an illusive one can be found. FULL STORY >>>

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO: Adams Golf has announced the third generation of its advanced aerodynamic design: Speedline FAST 10 drivers and fairway woods. The company line on the driver is the refined technology creates 10 percent less drag and airflow turbulence than previous models. Adams Golf also said the design provides 10 percent higher MOI.

“The success of the Speedline series clearly shows that the benefits of a driver head with aerodynamic shaping which delivers increased distance has resonated with golfers of all playing abilities,” said Chip Brewer, President and CEO of Adams Golf.  The suggested retail price for the Speedline FAST 10 drivers is $399.99.

The Speedline FAST 10 fairway woods feature strategically placed weight pads to match the swing characteristics of different golfers: the standard model weight pad is positioned back for a higher launch; the draw model weight pad is positioned in the heel. Adams also said the fairway woods have a 57 percent increase in the sole camber for more consistent ball striking and enhanced playability from all types of lies.

“We’ve consistently seen tour pros switching to our fairway woods because of their increased playability,” says Tim Reed, Vice President of Research and Development for Adams Golf.  “There was no disputing the consistent ball striking and increased distance they saw when they put it into play.  With the launch of the Speedline FAST 10, everyday golfers will now be able to experience the longest and easiest-to-hit fairway wood we have ever designed.” The suggested retail price for the Speedline FAST 10 fairway woods is $299.99. The Speedline FAST 10 products will ship to golf shops beginning January 15.

BANK ON IT: Franklin American Mortgage Company (FAMC) will be a sponsor of the 51st Bob Hope Classic, Jan. 18-24. As a Platinum-level sponsor, the mortgage company will receive a variety of benefits, including pro-am playing opportunities, tickets, hospitality and signage on multiple platforms at the event.

“We are excited to join the Bob Hope Classic family,” said Dan Crockett, CEO and president of Franklin American Mortgage Company. ”The Classic is one of the iconic events on the PGA Tour and is a wonderful marketing platform for FAMC. We are looking forward with great anticipation to participating in the thrilling events of Classic week.”

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: “Every time the Open Championship returns to the Old Course, the Home of Golf becomes that much more of a magical place,” said Fairmont St Andrews General Manager, Charles Head. “It is a great time for golf enthusiasts and families alike to visit and we felt it important to offer a packaged that included a family-, home-like atmosphere. Our Manor Homes can easily accommodate family of five.”

The “Home Away From Home” Package is exclusively available to Fairmont President Club members. Not a Fairmont President's Club member yet?  Enrollment is FREE and easy, visit www.fairmont.com to sign up and begin receiving all the benefits that come with a Fairmont Presidents Club membership.

WEB CRAWLERS

HEAT INDEX: Its safe to say, everyone is in agreement that it would be nice if 2010 got off to a solid start. Golf would certainly entertain this idea given the bad publicity (if there is such a thing) it endured to end 2009. Early signs in the Aloha state by the PGA Tour Commissioner suggest that the never ending questions surrounding the world’s #1 player are growing tiresome before the first shot of the year is even struck. FULL STORY >>>

FULL STREAM AHEAD: Questions loom on the eve of the 2010-playing season for the PGA Tour. Whether its success is tied to one player in particular doesn’t concern the man who is left to answer many of the questions. "If Tiger is out for a couple of months or eight months or a year, we're going to have a successful year," Tim Finchem said. FULL STORY>>>

HOT, HOT, HOT: Looking to get a step ahead of the pack with respect to the findings of the Golf Digest Hot List, here are your answers. The report is broken down in various categories: DriversFairway Woods, Hybrids, Irons, Wedges and Putters. According to Golf Digest, more than 400 clubs were evaluated to produce the game's most extensive ranking of equipment. There are 94 products profiled in its seventh annual Hot List!

Answer: Hainan's Communist Party chief Wei Liucheng

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

 

Last Updated (Monday, 18 January 2010 15:23)

 

 

Web Street Golf Daily Pulse

VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2

Monday, January 5, 2010

MOVING AHEAD: The PGA Tour gets underway later this week in the Aloha state and the focus will once again be on what happens inside the ropes versus the alternative. It will also be the first official event that employs the condition of competition for grooves. Its likely to get plenty of notice from various media constituents but it will interesting to follow with regard to whether it has much impact on scoring, which in turn could be interpreted as entertainment. To date it’s pretty much been unanimous amongst Tour player testimonials that the new groove configurations won’t make much difference to their respective games. The proof as they say will be in the pudding.

At last year’s event, which was known as the Mercedes Benz Championship, Geoff Ogilvy strolled to a six shot victory at the Plantation Course to finish 24 under par (67-68-65-68 on the par 73 layout). This year’s winner of the SBS Championship will kick start the year as the spoils of victory include a $1.008 bump in earnings. That’s a little off from a year ago when Olgilvy pocketed $1.12 million for his efforts.

Meanwhile, the first full field event will happen next week at the Sony Open on the neighboring island of Oahu. The presenting sponsor announced recently a partnership with the PGA Tour to explore new entertainment experiences for golf in none other than 3-D. The plan is for the two to work together to make the 2011 Sony Open the first PGA Tour event shot in 3-D. Portions of this year’s event will be shot in 3-D as a first step in the joint study and continue through the 2010 PGA Tour season. The organizations said they would also explore development of 3-D golf for other potential applications.

If you think the idea of 3-D golf is a bit too futuristic, consider two major cable networks -- ESPN and Discovery -- said Tuesday they plan to start beaming 3-D entertainment into peoples' homes. ESPN said it would have a 3-D channel for broadcasting live sports events in time for the FIFA World Cup soccer match on June 11. Discovery Communications Inc., which owns Discovery, TLC and other cable channels, said it would partner with Imax Corp. and Sony Corp. (there’s that name again) to bring out its own full-time 3-D network in 2011. Before anyone gets too excited, the concept of 3-D TV catching on is going to require consumers to replace their existing unit for a 3-D-capable one. Then there is the issue of wearing those funny-looking glasses in your living room in order to get the full effect of 3-D...

STRICKER SIGNS: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America continues to invest in golf as it has signed the current number three-ranked player in the world, Steve Stricker to a sponsorship agreement. He joins Azahara (Aza) Munoz of the LPGA Tour, and Tim Herron of the PGA Tour, Tom Lehman of the PGA and Champions Tour, and John Harris of the Champions Tour into the company’s roster of sponsored players. Allianz also enters its 10th year as the title sponsor of the Allianz Championship at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla., Feb. 19-21.

“With its Midwestern roots, dedication to customers and commitment to community service, Allianz is an ideal sponsor for me at this point in my career,” said Stricker. “Coming off of such an incredible season, I am excited about my prospects for 2010 and I will be quite proud to represent Allianz as I compete around the world and continue to strive towards achieving my goals on the course.” Financial terms were not disclosed, which is customary anymore.

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT: Callaway Golf reported to its legion of fans via its Twitter account that it has been rewarded in the upcoming Golf Digest’s Hot List. The yet to be formally announced line up has several products that garnered the Gold medal designation, including its Diablo drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. To see which products made the cut click here or wait for the formal announcement. The company provides a brief overview of each of its award winning products if you access the link above.

SWAP MEET: Dixon Golf is holding a special golf ball-recycling event. It is encouraging people to bring in any and all of their used golf balls in exchange for credits toward brand new Dixon Earth golf balls. Other offers are also available for those who bring in their “experienced” balls.

LOOK FOR US IN ORLANDO: The EazyBag, will debut at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show (booth #914) in Orlando, Fla, Jan. 28-30 in the Orange County Convention Center. It will retail for $199, in four colors (Navy/Silver, Black/Silver, Dark Gray/Fuchsia, Black/Zebra).

Edel Golf, a self proclaimed worldwide leader in putter fitting technologies, along with its latest partner, AimPoint Technologies, the Emmy Award-winning putt prediction software as seen on The Golf Channel during tour broadcasts and green-reading technology company, today announced the companies will together participate as exhibitors during the annual PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 28-30, 2010, in Orlando, Fla. The two companies will exhibit together, booth space 1279, to introduce the company’s latest putter series and aiming technologies.

WEB CRAWLERS

RULES WERE MEANT TO BE BROKEN: The new condition of competition rule for grooves isn’t getting off as expected in one part of the world. The mandatory rule slated to begin this year for professional events worldwide is being pushed back and it appears the R&A is compliant with it. To continue reading click here.

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

 

 

Last Updated (Monday, 18 January 2010 15:20)

 
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