Sunday, June 28, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Bubba Watson at The 2015 Travelers Championship - Great Golf Blog

Bubba Watson (-16) beat out Paul Casey in a two-hole playoff to win the Travelers Championship. He joins Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker as a multiple PGA Tour winner in 2015.

What's In Bubba's Bag?

Driver: Ping G30 (9 degrees at 8.25)
Specs: 3 Gram Toe Weight
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Rocket Pink X-Flex (Tipped 0.5 Inches)
Length: 44.5 Inches
Swing Weight: D4
Grip: Ping 703 Gold (10 wraps under the right hand, 12 wraps under the left hand)
3 Wood: Ping G30 (14.5 degrees at 14.75 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 8.2X (Tipped 1.5 inches)
Length: 42 Inches
Swing Weight: D3
Grip: Ping 703 Gold (10 wraps under the right hand, 12 wraps under the left hand)
7 Wood: Ping G30 (21 degrees at 19)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 8.2X (Tipped 2 inches)
Length: 41 Inches
Swing Weight: D3
Grip: Ping 703 Gold (10 wraps under the right hand, 12 wraps under the left hand)
Irons: Ping S55 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100
Length: +0.5 inches
Face Angle: Set 10 Degrees Open
Color Code: Green
Swing Weight: D4
Grips: Ping 703 Gold (12 wraps under left hand, 10 under right hand)
Wedges: Ping Prototype SS (52 degrees bent to 51.6, 56 bent to 55.3), Ping Prototype TS (60 degrees bent to 62.8)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100
Length: +0.5 inches
Face Angle: Set 10 Degrees Open
Swing Weight: D5 (52), D6 (55), D0 (62)
Grips: Ping 703 Gold (12 wraps under left hand, 10 under right hand)
Putter: Ping Anser Milled Anser 1
Length: 34.5 Inches
Lie: 2 Degrees Flat
Loft: 3 Degrees
Weight: 352 Grams
Grip: PP58 (+3 wraps of tape)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Monday, June 22, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jordan Spieth at The 2015 US Open - Great Golf Blog

Jordan Spieth has won the U.S. Open after Dustin Johnson three-putted from 12 feet on the final hole at Chambers Bay with a chance to win the championship himself.

Spieth rebounded from a disastrous double-bogey at the par-3 17th with a birdie on No. 18, then had to watch tensely as Johnson played the finishing hole.

After he hit a 5-iron from 246 yards to within 12 feet, Johnson rolled his eagle try several feet past. Still with a chance to force an 18-hole playoff Monday, Johnson missed the putt and gave Spieth his second consecutive major championship.

The 21-year-old Masters champion shot 1-under 69 to finish at 5-under par. Johnson shot 70 to finish at 4 under with Louis Ousthuizen, who had a 67 on Sunday.

What's In Jordan's Bag?

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Irons: Titleist 714 AP2 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (46-08, 52-08, 56-10, 60-04)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso Ultra (Black/White)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

Monday, June 15, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Fabian Gomez at The 2015 Fed Ex St Jude Classic - Great Golf Blog

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fabian Gomez of Argentina won his first PGA Tour title Sunday at the St. Jude Classic, beating England’s Greg Owen by four strokes.

Gomez, 36, started the round tied with Owen atop the leaderboard at 9 under with 23 players within four strokes. Gomez shot 4-under 66 for a 267 total for the win. He carded a five birdie-one bogey round for his first PGA title in his 70th start in a season already featuring three top 25s.
Taking home the winner’s check of $1.08 million is a nice turnaround for Gomez who had to earn back his tour card through the Tour last year. When he rolled in a 30-footer for birdie on No. 18 for the final margin, Gomez celebrated by holding up his putter and pumping his right fist.

What's In Fabian's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade R15 TP 460 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Reign Black Prototype X-Flex
3 Wood: TaylorMade AeroBurner TP (15 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix VLCT 80ST X-Flex
Hybrid: TaylorMade R15 TP Rescue (19 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik HD HM3
IronsTaylorMade Rocketbladez Tour (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Project X Rifle 6.5
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM4 (52 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Project X Rifle 6.5
PutterScotty Cameron Tour Only Newport 2
Grip: SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 (Blue)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top 5 Golf Equipment Deals For Father's Day 2015

Each year, Father's Day marks the time when you can take advantage of some of the best golf equipment deals available all year.  The only time that is better is after the golf season is over but who wants to wait for that!

This year is no exception and the Golf OEMs have discounted some of the hottest gear of the year to help you find a great golf gift for your dad or one for yourself to help round out your bag for the 2015 season.  From clubs to shoes to training aids and rangefinders there are a lot of good deals out there but we have chosen the Top 5 to make your job a little easier.

So don't get dad that new tie or pair of khakis for Father's Day. What dad really wants is some new golf gear and here is how you can save some money and make Dad a happy guy on his special day.

1. Callaway XR Woods Price Drop

What's the Deal?
The Callaway XR Drivers, Fairways and Hybrids have all won several awards this year for being some of the best performing woods on the market.  If you are in the market for a great all-around club that is designed to give you additional distance then look no further than these woods.

Callaway has reduced the price of the XR Driver by $50, the Fairways by $30 and the Hybrids by $20.

2.  Garmin Limited-Time $50 Mail-in Rebate

What's the Deal?
Garmin is known to make some of the best GPS devices on the market and they have taken that expertise and developed a full line of golf GPS devices that range from watches to hand-held devices.  Through the end of June, Garmin is offering a $50 Mail-in rebate with the purchase of one of their Approach S2, S4, S5 & S6 Golf GPS watches.  After you purchase one of these units you simply fill out a rebate form and send that along with your receipt to Garmin and they will mail you back a $50 check.

Garmin has also just reduced the price of their two top-of-the-line, handheld golf GPS devices.  The Approach G7 and G8 prices have been reduced by $50.00.

3.  Golf Buddy $50, $25 Mail-in Rebate

What's the Deal? 
Not to be outdone, Golf Buddy has a limited-time mail-in rebate promotion on some of their very popular golf distance measuring devices.  Depending on the unit you purchase there is a $50 or $25 mail-in rebate offered.  Like the Garmin promotion, after you purchase the unit you simply fill out a rebate form and send that along with your receipt to Golf Buddy and they will send you a rebate in the form of a pre-paid Visa gift card.

The units that qualify for the $50 rebate are the new BB5 LED GPS Wrist Band, WT4 Golf Watch, PT4 Hand Held Device and the LR5 Laser Rangefinder.

The units that receive $25 rebate include the WT5 GPS Watch and the VS4 with the audio distance measuring feature.

4. Bushnell Golf Instant $50 & $25 Savings

What's the Deal?
Through the end of June, Bushnell is offering either a $50 or $25 instant savings on three of their most popular distance measuring devices.

Bushnell has been the number one Laser Rangefinder used on the PGA Tour for years because of the performance and accuracy of their rangefinders.

Receive $25 off instantly on the Tour V3 Jolt Laser Rangefinder.  Receive $50 off instantly on the Tour Z6 Jolt Laser Rangefinder and the Neo XS GPS Watches.  

5. Footjoy DNA Shoes $20 Instant Saving

What's the Deal?
The Footjoy DNA shoes took the golf world by storm last year when they were first introduced.  Even today, a year later, they are still some of the best-selling shoes on the market and every Sunday you will see some of the top professionals in the world wearing these shoes.

It is extremely rare that Footjoy ever reduces a hot shoe like these, even for Father's Day, so this is a great deal for anyone looking for new golf shoes for the 2015 season.  These shoes regularly sell  for  $189.99 but with this promotion you can pick up a pair for $169.99.  Hurry because this is a limited-time offer and ends June 30th.

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Here are some other great deals that you can take advantage of for Father's Day. Remember to not wait because all of these are for a limited time and will end shortly after Father's Day.

TaylorMade Aeroburner Woods Price Drop:  Save instantly up to $50 off some of the longest hitting woods on the market.

SkyCaddie Instant Savings Promotion: Save $40 instantly on SkyGolf Linx golf GPS watches and $20 instantly on the Touch hand held GPS device.

Tour Edge Exotics E8 $50 Instant Savings: Save $50 instantly on the new 2015 Exotics E8 Drivers, Fairways and Hybrids.

Bridgestone B330 Golf Ball Temporary Price Drop:  The popular B330 balls normally sell for $44.99 a dozen but through June pick up a dozen for $34.99

Srixon Q-Star Golf Balls Price Drop:  The Q-Star is a very popular all-around midrange ball good for all levels of golfers. They normally sell for $24.99/dozen but now you can pick up a dozen for under $20.00.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: David Lingmerth at The 2015 Memorial Tournament - Great Golf Blog

"Cool Hand" David Lingmerth outlasted Justin Rose in the longest extra hole playoff in the history of the Memorial Tournament.

Lingmerth made an easy par and, for the first time all day potentially, cracked a wry smile. He's a champion for the first time on the PGA Tour. The seventh time that's happened this season.

What's In David's Bag?

Driver: Ping G30 (10.5 degrees, 10 degrees of actual loft)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 60TX
Length: 45.25 inches (tipped .5 inches)
Swing weight: D4
3 Wood: Ping G25 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 75TX
Length: 43 inches (tipped 1 inch)
Swing weight: D2
Hybrid: Ping Anser (17 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Red X-Flex
Swing weight: D2
Irons: Ping i25 (4-PW)
Shafts: Ping ZZ65 w/ cushion (stepped stiff)
Swing weight: D1
Wedges: Ping Glide (50 degrees bent to 50.5, 54SS bent to 55, 60SS)
Shafts: Ping ZZ65 w/ cushion (stepped stiff)
Putter: Cadence TR Ketsch Traditional
Length, lie, loft: 33 inches, 20 degrees, 2.5 degrees

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Steven Bowditch at The 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson - Great Golf Blog

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Steven Bowditch rode his best birdie binge on the PGA TOUR to a 5-under 64 and a four-shot victory Sunday in the AT&T Byron Nelson, winning in the Australian's adopted home for his second career title -- both in Texas.

Bowditch, who got married at the resort next to the TPC Four Seasons, had 27 birdies while becoming the seventh player to lead all four rounds of the event. He finished at 18-under 259 on the rain-altered layout.

Up by three at the spectator-friendly 17th, Bowditch leaned like he thought his tee shot on the par 3 might go in the water to the right of the green. Instead, the ball landed safety on the back of the green, and Bowditch -- who won the 2014 Valero Texas Open in San Antonio -- raised his putter as the ball birdie putt rolled in the punctuate the win.

What's In Steven's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade AeroBurner (Fujikura Pro Series), 9 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade JetSpeed, 15 degrees
Hybrid: Adams Pro Mini, 18 degrees
Irons : Mizuno MP-4 
Wedges: Cleveland 588 Precision Forged (50 degrees); Cleveland 588 Custom (54, 60 degrees)
Putter: Bettinardi Queen B Model 6

Sunday, May 31, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Chris Kirk at The 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial - Great Golf Blog

The final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial began with a three-hour rain delay Sunday.

The wait was worth it for Chris Kirk.

Kirk made a 7 foot par putt on the 18th hole to avoid a potential playoff to win the tournament title. He shot a final-day 66 to finish at 12 under 268.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with how I played coming down the stretch today,” Kirk said. “My first three wins on Tour have all been little tap-ins on the last hole. To step up and make a putt that I knew was to win is something I’ll never forget.”

What's In Chris' Bag?

Driver: Callaway XR Pro (8.5 degrees, neutral setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 60TX
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 1 inch)
3 Wood: Callaway X2 Hot (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana ‘ahina 80X
Utility Clubs: Callaway Apex UT (18 degrees and 21 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Irons: Callaway Razr X Muscleback (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47-11S, 52-12S, 58-14C)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Putter: Odyssey ProType PT10
Length: 35 inches
Loft: 3.5 degrees
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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