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July 29, 2012

Winner's Bag: Scott Piercy at the RBC Canadian Open

Posted at 7:10 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER:Titleist 910D2 (7.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 63X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD:TaylorMade Burner (13°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 63X shaft
HYBRID:Adams Idea Super XTD (17°) with a with a Mitsubishi Kuro Kage shaft
IRONS:Titleist 712 AP2 (4), 690MB (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES:Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (49°, 53°, 57°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Select GoLo
BALL:Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photo by David Dusek)

 

July 22, 2012

My Bag: Graeme McDowell at the 2012 British Open

Posted at 12:49 PM by David Dusek

Graeme-McDowell

DRIVER: Cleveland Classic 290 (9°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 56X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Cleveland Launcher FL (14°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 72X shaft
HYBRIDS: Adams Idea Pro a12 (17°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 83X shaft; Adams idea a7 (22°) with a Matrix Ozik Altus X shaft
IRONS: Srixon Z-TX II (4-9) with Royal Precision Project X 6.5 shafts
WEDGES: Cleveland 588 Forged (48°, 52°, 58°) with Royal Precision Project X 6.5 shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #7
BALL: Srixon Z-Star XV Pure White

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about AdamsClevelandOdysseySrixon clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

(Photo by David Dusek)

July 20, 2012

My Bag: Brandt Snedeker at the 2012 British Open

Posted at 3:16 PM by David Dusek

Brandt-Snedeker

DRIVER: TaylorMade R11 (9°) with a Matrix Ozik shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Tour Edge Exotics CB4 (13°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73X shaft
HYBRID: Adams Idea a12 Proto (20°) with a NVentix Nunchuk GH 2660 shaft
IRONS: Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back (4-PW) Aerotech SteelFiber i95 Constant Weight shafts
WEDGES: Bridgestone J40 (52°, 56°) with a  True Temper X100 shafts; Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (60°) with True Temper DG Spinner shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie
BALL: Bridgestone Tour B330 

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about BridgestoneOdyssey and TaylorMade, and Titleist clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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(Photo by David Dusek)

July 19, 2012

My Bag: Adam Scott at the 2012 British Open

Posted at 8:39 AM by David Dusek

Adam-Scott

DRIVER: Titleist 910D3 (9.5°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 910Fd (15°) with Fujikura Rombax P95 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 910H (21°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 Hybrid shaft
IRONS: Titleist 710 MB (3-9) with KBS Tour shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design (48°, 54°, 60°) with KBS Tour shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Kombi long
BALL: Titleist Pro V1

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July 18, 2012

Garcia, Johnson and Rose's British Open apparel

Posted at 10:14 AM by David Dusek

If you were hoping to see Sergio Garcia once again wear an all-yellow outfit at the Biritish Open as a tribute to the Tour de France, sorry, you're going to be disappointed. Here is what El Nino and Dustin Johnson, two of Adidas Golf's flagship players, will be wearing this week, as well as the Ashworth apparel slated for Justin Rose. 

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Justin-Rose-Ashworth-Apparel-Script

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What Nike golfers will be wearing at Royal Lytham and St. Annes

Posted at 8:18 AM by David Dusek

So, all that practice paid off and you've earned a spot in the field at the British Open. Sweet! Now what are you going to wear? Well, if you're a Nike-sponsored athlete you don't have to worry about how to match your shirt with your pants and shoes because the company happily puts everything together for you. Here what some Swoosh-wearing stars will be wearing (under their raingear) at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.

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July 17, 2012

My Bag: Ernie Els for the 2012 British Open

Posted at 1:40 PM by David Dusek

"When I look down at my irons, I don't want them to seem totally straight. I want to see some round edges on the ground because that's when I know I can work the ball." -- Ernie Els

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DRIVER: Callaway RAZR Fit (8.5˚) with Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2 X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway X Tour (15˚) with a Project X shaft
UTILITY IRONS: Callaway X Utility Prototype Utility Irons (18˚, 21˚, 24˚) with KBS Tour X shafts
IRONS: Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (5-PW) with KBS Tour X shafts
WEDGES: Callaway X Series JAWS (52˚, 60˚) with KBS Tour X shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG1
BALL: Callaway Hex Black Tour

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Callaway/Odyssey clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

(Photo by Darren Carroll/SI)

Scotty Cameron 2012 British Open putter headcover

Posted at 10:22 AM by David Dusek

Along with rain gloves, umbrellas, golf balls and other accessories, several Titleist staff players who use Scotty Cameron putters will also receive a commemorative putter headcover like these at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

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July 16, 2012

Solving the riddles of TaylorMade's 2012 British Open logo

Posted at 12:59 PM by David Dusek

At the majors, TaylorMade's staff players are presented with new bags, hats, and accessories that are adorned with a commemorative logo. I always ask players what the various components of the logo mean, but they usually have no idea. Below is the logo you'll see on the bags of players such as Justin Rose, Darren Clarke and Dustin Johnson this week, along with its hidden meanings.

British-Open-Logo_600There is a violet on the top of the crown at the top of the logo. It represents Violet Talbot, who, being a close friend of Her Majesty Queen Mary, was able to help the course obtain its royal designation in 1926.

The 10 beads adorning each side of the crown symbolize the 10 previous British Opens that have been played at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. The three stars at the base of the crown are from the Clifton family's coat of arms. Several members of the Clifton family have been presidents of the club and Lady Eleanor Cecily Clifton donated a gold medal in 1889 to be presented each year to the club champion.

The red banner running through the logo represents the Challenge Belt, the original prize for winning the British Open until it was given permanently to three-time champion Young Tom Morris in 1870.

The main image within the logo is the Lytham Windmill, and the life preserver in the center of the windmill represents the Royal National Lifeboat Institution of St. Anne’s. It was founded in 1824 and according to TaylorMade, the lifeboats have saved more than 137,000 lives through November 2006.

The windmill’s three windows in the windmill  represent the first hole of Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s, the only par-3 opening hole among the courses in the British Open rota.

The TL at the base of the windmill stands for Tom Lehman, who won the tournament at Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s in 1996.

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July 15, 2012

Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson at the John Deere Classic

Posted at 6:48 PM by David Dusek

Zach-Johnson

DRIVER: Titleist 910 D2 (9.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73X shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (15°) with a Motore Speeder VC 7.0 shaft; 909F2 (18.5°) with a ZCom Pro95 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°) with a Speeder 904HB shaft 
IRONS: Titleist Forged 712 AP1 (4), 712 AP2 (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: SeeMore FGP
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

VIDEO: Zach Johnson talks about his gear with Golf.com's David Dusek

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July 12, 2012

Callaway Golf cutting workforce by 12%

Posted at 9:50 AM by David Dusek


Logo_Callaway_Golf_chevronChip Brewer, the president and CEO of Callaway Golf, announced on Wednesday that the company is laying off 12 percent of its workers as part of an initiative to save money and quicken a corporate turnaround.

In a statement released by Callaway on Wednesday, Brewer said, "As I mentioned last quarter, the company's business has not recovered at a satisfactory pace and we are taking actions to accelerate the recovery."

Eliminating about 250 jobs across all levels and regions, along with other cost-cutting measures, is expected to help Callaway generate approximately $52 million of gross annualized savings.

"The cost reduction initiatives we announced today are part of those actions and are consistent with the significant changes we are making in streamlining and simplifying our organization and in how we approach and operate our business," Brewer said. "These changes, however, will have a greater impact on our financial results in 2013 and 2014 than on 2012.  As a result, and given the slower than anticipated pace of recovery, we no longer expect that 2012 full year financial results will be significantly better than last year."

In 2011, Callaway reported a net loss of $172 million after a loss of $19 million in 2010.

In April, Brewer, who joined Callaway in April after leaving the top position at Adams Golf, announced that Callaway had sold the Top-Flite golf ball brand to Dicks Sporting Goods. The sale of the Ben Hogan brand to Perry Ellis International was completed in the first quarter of 2012.

"I am very excited by the consumer-oriented changes we have made to our 2013 product line," Brewer said, "and look forward to providing more information about those new products later in the year."

On Wednesday, shares of Callaway Golf (ELY) dropped 8.71% to $5.66.

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July 11, 2012

Adams Idea CMB Irons hide two little secrets

Posted at 9:28 AM by David Dusek

Adams’ latest irons for better players, the Idea CMB, are now hitting pro shop shelves. Forged from 1025 carbon steel and featuring a Nickel chrome finish, the CMBs are designed to provide the feel and feedback that pros and low-handicap amateurs want, while still offering a touch of forgiveness on mis-hits.

In the playing position, the toplines of the CMBs are thin and there is minimal offset, which should allow accomplished golfers to shape shots in either direction with ease.  

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But it's what you can't see -- a pair of tungsten weights positioned low in the toe area of each club -- that makes the CMB more forgiving. The weights, which are hidden under a piece of steel that is plasma-welded to the head, help to pull the sweet spot toward the center of the hitting area. Combined with a subtle cavity back design, this should make the CMB irons less punishing on off-center hits.

In another nod to the preferences of better players, Adams has also added multiple bevels to the sole of the CMB irons to help them enter and exit the turf more easily. 

The standard eight-club set of Idea CMB irons (4-GW) will retail for about $1099 with KBS C-Taper steel shafts and $1,199 with Matrix Ozik Program 8.1 graphite shafts. Several custom shaft options are available, but sorry lefties, the CMBs are currently being made for right-handed players only.

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July 10, 2012

Ping brings the Anser Driver to John Deere and Scottish Open

Posted at 11:25 AM by David Dusek

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At the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic and the European Tour's Scottish Open this week, Ping staff players will get their first chance to try to the company's newest driver, the Anser.

The 460-cc, matte-black, titanium Anser is Ping’s first adjustable driver, allowing golfers to add or take away .5° of loft.

While the club should be in pro shops in mid-August, Ping declined to reveal pricing information, but did say it will be available in 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12° versions.

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ClubTest 2012: Drivers: Regluar golfers tell you what they think 

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July 08, 2012

Winner's Bag: Ted Potter Jr. at the Greenbrier Classic

Posted at 7:49 PM by David Dusek

Ted Potter

DRIVER: Cleveland Classic 310 (10.5°) with a Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 61X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Cleveland Launcher Comp (15°) with an Aldila VooDoo 80X shaft
HYBRIDS: Cleveland Mashie (2i, 3i) with Miyazaki Kusala 83X shafts
IRONS: Cleveland CG1 Tour Irons (4-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Cleveland 588 Forged (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: Piretti Teramo
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

July 01, 2012

Winner's Bag: Tiger Woods at 2012 AT&T National

Posted at 7:09 PM by David Dusek

Tiger-Woods

DRIVER: Nike VR Tour (8.5°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 shaft
FAIRWAY  WOODS: Nike  VR Pro Limited Editon (15°), SQ II (19°) with Mitsubishi Diaman Blue Board 103X   shafts
IRONS: Nike VR  Pro Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold  X100 shafts
WEDGES: Nike  VR (56°), VR  Pro (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold  S400 shafts
PUTTER: Nike Method 001
BALL: Nike  Tour D

Photos: See unique details from the pros' bags

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