Monday, February 8, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Hideki Matsuyama at The 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open - Great Golf Blog

In a tournament that will be remembered as one that Rickie Fowler lost, Hideki Matsuyama pulls out an unexpected win and earns his second PGA Tour title at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Both players had four-under rounds of 67 to finish on 14 under and matched each other with two pars and a birdie on the first three extra holes.

But Fowler drove into the water on the 17th, as he had also done in his round, allowing Matsuyama to win with a par.

What's In Hideki's Bag?

Driver: Srixon ZR-30 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX
3 Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 9TX
Hybrid: Honma TW727 (19 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Irons: Srixon Z945 (4-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 (52, 56-12, 60-10)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
Golf ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

Monday, January 25, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Rickie Fowler at Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Great Golf Blog

By winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship yesterday against a quality field that included the likes of world #1 Jordan Spieth, #3 Rory McIlroy and #5 Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler has staked a claim to be mentioned along with the best current players in golf.

What's In Rickie's Bag?

Driver: Cobra King LTD (9 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Speed Rulz Type C 70X (44.5 inches)
3 Wood: Cobra Fly-Z+ (13 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 75TX
Irons: Cobra King Prototype Driving Iron (19 degrees), Cobra King Forged MB (4-PW)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik hm2 (X-Flex), KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+
Specs: Shafts are 0.5 inches short of Cobra’s standard length
Wedges: Cobra Tour Trusty Rusty (51-08, 57-12, 62-08)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Specs: Shafts are 0.5 inches short of Cobra’s standard length
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Jason Dufner at The 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge - Great Golf Blog

Jason Dufner put an end to a winless string of more than two years with a couple of theatrical escapes on the course in La Quinta, including one he jokingly surmised was "one in 50 million."

At "Alcatraz," the island par-three penultimate hole on the Stadium, Dufner was not trapped but saved by the rocks, produced a remarkable chip and then saved par.

He then went on to win on the second playoff hole against David Lingmerth.

What's In Jason's Bag?

Driver: Titleist 910D2 (8 degrees actual loft)
Shaft: True Temper Project X HZRDUS Yellow 63 (6.5 Flex)

3 Wood:
 Callaway X2 Hot (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 75X
7 Wood: Titleist 915F (21 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Tour Silver 80TX

: Titleist 716 AP2 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue S400
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (52-12 F Grind, 56-14 F Grind, 60-12 K Grind)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Dynamic Gold Spinner
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X7M
Grip: Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag:Fabian Gomez at The 2016 Sony Open - Great Golf Blog

A fabulous eight-under final round of 62, that included seven straight birdies helped Fabian Gomez to the 2016 Sony Open title in Hawaii. 

His eleventh birdie of the day secured his win in the second play-off hole against American Brandt Snedeker.

What's In Fabian's Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade AeroBurner TP (9 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Speed Rulz Type A 60X
3 wood: TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Devotion 80X (05 Flex)
Hybrid: TaylorMade R15 TP Rescue (19 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik HD HM3 (X-Flex)
Irons: TaylorMade RSi 2 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Project X Rifle 6.5
WedgesTitleist Vokey SM4 (50, 52 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Project X Rifle 6.5
PutterScotty Cameron Tour Only Newport 2
Grip: SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Monday, January 11, 2016

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag:Jordan Spieth at The 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions - Great Golf Blog

So far, 2016 looks a lot like 2015 for Jordan Spieth after he cruised to an eight-shot win Sunday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Last season's player of the year started the final round with a five-shot lead and built upon that with an easy-going 6-under 67 to finish 30 under. Spieth's 30-under, 262 four-day total finished just one shot behind the tournament record set by Ernie Els when he won in 2003.

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 SM6 (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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top 10 Holiday Golf Gift Ideas For The Golfer On Your List - 2015

Having trouble figuring out what to get that golfer on your list? Our experts have compiled a list of their Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas For 2015:

1. Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls

Hooks and slices adding strokes to your card? Take advantage of the Bridgestone e6 Golf Ball, the softest multi-layer golf ball on the market, designed to reduce your spin for straighter distance.

For the Holiday we are running a 3-Dozen ball promotion on the e6 balls where  you can save a lot off the regular price.  Regular price 3-Dozen e6 Ball is $81.99 - Now get the 3-Dozen e6 Deal for only $66.99.  Don't wait because this promo will end soon.

2.  Garmin Approach S6 Golf GPS Watch

You no longer need to remember to bring your GPS or Rangefinder with you to the course because all the yardage information will be on your wrist. The is more than just a watch with GPS yardage capabilities.

Garmin has actually loaded this watch with features that are designed to help you with your swing.  A feature called "Swing Tempo" measures the ratio of your backswing to your downswing to see if you have the optimal 3:1 ratio,   The "Swing Strength" feature actually measure your swing speed so you can get an idea of how fast you are swinging.  

It also has a full-color touchscreen display and is preloaded with over 30,000 courses.  The other good thing is that unlike other GPS devices there is no annual membership fee needed to access the GPS information.  The Garmin S6 Watch retails for $399.99 but for the Holidays save over $60 on this watch and get it for $339.99 plus free shipping

3.  Clicgear 3.5+ Push Cart

Get all the benefits of walking the course without throwing out your back with this ultra-light, full featured push cart. The Clicgear cart has been wooing over golf fans since its introduction in 2007.

What's great about this cart is that it is light, it's very easy to push, it comes in a wide-range of colors and fold down to a small, manageable size for easy storing in your trunk.  

Golf was originally designed to be a walking sport where you can enjoy the game of golf while walking 5 miles burning calories and staying fit.  Do it in style with the Clicgear 3.5+ cart. Retail $229.99 - Our Price $184.99 plus Free Shipping.

4. Stewart Golf X9 Lithium Electric Push Cart

For the golfer that has everything!

If you really want to make a statement on the golf course show up with one of these. This is the Ferrari of electric push carts.

First thing you'll notice is its stealth good looks. Then you'll notice easy and fast it is to get this going. It fold down to next to nothing so it will easily fit in any trunk.

Next the lithium battery makes this cart lightweight and powerful. With the remote control you can set the cart to go ahead of you has you stroll the course taking in the scenery and thinking about your next shot. Sure it costs a lot but health benefits of walking the course makes it worth the investment in your game.  This cart retails for $2,300 but for the Holidays you can pick one up for  $2,29.99 plus Free Shipping.

5.  ProReturn Golf Practice Net

Keep your swing tuned in even when you can't go to the range. Don't let the winter weather keep you from perfecting your swing. The ProReturn net is the best golf practice net on the market.

The most versatile and practical sport net out there. The ProReturn Net combines all the attributes of the best practice nets. The unique shape of the inside net catches your shot before rolling it back to you. 

Super fast set-up with unbreakable spring steel frame that "pops" open, and folds down in seconds. Instructions are sewn directly into the bag, and includes stakes and stabilizing cords for windy conditions . This net normally retails for $199.99 but we have it on sale for $109.99 through the Holidays.

6.  Sunfish Hand-Knit Pom Pom Headcovers

Back in the 70's Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and many of the other PGA Tour players all had their woods covered with these hand-knit pom pom headcovers.

This retro look is back in style and you can spice up the look of your bag and protect your investment with these pom pom covers from Sunfish. Each headcover is hand-knitted and available in wide variety of colors so you can match your bag or show your school colors.

If you've ever priced hand-knitted pom pom headcovers you would see that they usually are priced in the $50 - $60 range. The Sunfish covers are very affordable and you can pick up a set of 3 for close to that price. A single driver headcovers is priced at $23.99 and the fairway/hybrid covers are priced at $21.99

7. TaylorMade M1 Drivers

By far the hottest driver to hit the market so far this year is the new TaylorMade M1 Driver.  TaylorMade has been known to put out a new driver every 6 months with incremental changes but this is a shift in that strategy.  It's like going from a Sony Walkman to an Apple Ipod.  

The M1 features a multi-material carbon, composite crown that is ultra-light and ultra-strong and delivers breakthrough distance and playability for all golfers. Because every golfers has a different swing the M1 offers the most adjustability out of any other driver on the market. 

The T-Track System features a front and back track with 25 grams of adjustable weight so you can dial in your driver to fit your own personal swing.   Now with all this new technology built into the latest hot driver you'd expect a high price tag. 

The TaylorMade M1 driver retails for $499.99 but if you CLICK HERE you will be able to find it for significantly lower. 

8.  Trunk-it Golf Gear Organizer

Keep all you golf gear in order in your trunk with this really cool organizer. Convenient storage for a pair of shoes, golf balls, tees, gloves and more.
Keep your trunk clear for all your other important gear - like your golf clubs!  $29.99

9. Bushnell Tour V3 Laser Rangefinder with Patriot Pack

If you're game is good enough where you need absolute accuracy in your yardage calculation then this is the rangefinder for you. This is the top-of-the-line rangefinder from Bushnell that is accurate within 1-yard from 300 yards to a pin! It also features Bushnell's Pinseeker with Jolt technology which helps you lock unto the flag to make sure you are getting the correct target. 

 The rangefinder comes a Patriot Pack which includes a premium case, batteries, tees and bag tag. Normal retail is $299.99 - on sale during the Holiday Season for only $264.99. a version with Slope calculation which normally sells for $399.99 is on sale for $339.99.

10. ARCCOS GPS Stat Tracking System

You've probably heard of the fitness trackers that seem to be all the rage right now. Think of the ARCCOS Stat Tracking system as a fitness tracker for your golf game. You currently need an iPhone 4s or above for this system. You simply download the app to you phone, attach the 14 sensors to the end of club then pair your phone with Arccos using bluetooth.

Next, all you need to do is go out and play a round. The app will record all the data you will ever need about your game. Want to know how far the hole is? Arccos will tell you. Want to know how far you just hit your driver, iron, wedge etc? Arccos will show you. Want to know how many greens, or fairways you hit in regulation? or how many putts you made per hole? Arccos will show you.

Basically every shot, every distance, every round, every moment is captured by Arccos and you can use that data in real-time or after your round to see what part of you game needs improvement. If your golfer is a techie he will love this gift! This Holiday save over $150 on this system.  While it normally retails for $399.99, you can save over $150 and get it for a limited-time for $244.99 plus Free Shipping

Monday, November 23, 2015

What's In The Winner's Golf Bag: Kevin Kisner at The 2015 RSM Classic - Great Golf Blog

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Kevin Kisner, who did everything this year but win, suddenly felt as though he had everything to lose.

"Just chilling," he said Sunday on the practice range at Sea Island -- only that wasn't necessarily the case.

Four times a runner-up when someone else simply played better this year, Kisner had a 3-shot lead in the RSM Classic. Expectations had never been higher. He battled to keep his mind off the prospects of ending the year with yet another close call.

"That was the hardest thing I had to deal with all day," he said. "Only thing you can do is win or fail in that position. Hard to keep yourself from thinking, 'What if it doesn't work out?' So I just wanted to go out and make birdies early and try to keep playing the way I was playing."

The golf was never easier.

Kisner took only 11 putts on the front nine -- five of them for birdie. He doubled his lead to 6 shots at the turn. In the final round of the final tournament of the year, Kisner finally captured his first PGA Tour title with a 6-under 64 for a 6-shot victory over Kevin Chappell.

What's in Kevin's Winning Bag:

Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV 65TX

3 Wood: Callaway XR Pro (16 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV 75TX

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro (18 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid X-Flex
Utility: Callaway Apex UT 3-iron (21 degrees)
Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120TX
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro (4-9)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120TX

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47-11S, 52-12S and 58-14C)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro WV125

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x