The title is quick and to the point. No sense in mincing words when it comes to talking about a guy who can overpower Major Championship golf courses the way that Brooks Koepka has.

For some reason or another the golfing fan, in general, is not enamored with Koepka and personally, I don’t I understand it. He exemplifies what the modern professional golfer is about nowadays. He’s the perfect blend of a workout machine and neatly intersects where golf technology and Kinesiology meet. Thus creating the proverbial “video game athlete”. Much fun (in jest) has been made of what would comprise of his Champion’s Dinner in the event that he won The Masters. A protein shake bar with all of the fixings like Kale, Quinoa, Peanut Butter, and Ginger Root to say the least all being readily available.

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But the reality is that he’s a machine and if you think about it, Brooks has already put together a Hall of Fame-worthy career together. He has four Major Championships to his name and it certainly is easy to see him capturing more. Think about it… he has four and according to my figures (round figures) he’s about a quarter of the way to 18 Majors. I’m not putting pressure on Koepka but is 18 or 19 a number that the 29-year-old can approach or overtake? A lot would have to fall into place neatly and he would have to stay healthy for it to happen. But it is entirely possible.

Koepka is downright dangerous in Major Championships. Yes, Brooks has borderline superhuman strength or so his growing legend would have you believe. But if there’s a variable that he has that some of his competitors may not it’s his mental toughness. He’s shown that he can hit towering drives, hit delicate approach shots into greens and make putts when he needs to. But he also has shown us in consecutive U.S. Open’s (2017 and 2018) that he has the uncanny ability to win an event when it’s a battle of attrition. Mental toughness when things are seemingly spiraling downward and out of control. But he gets himself righted and finds a way to win.

Look no further than Sunday at the 2019 PGA Championship this past weekend at Bethpage State Park on the insanely difficult Black Course which measured a paltry 7,500 yards this past weekend for the field. He jumped out to a quick lead on Day One and never looked back. The final round proved to be more interesting than it should have been as his seemingly untouchable lead was within reach. But in a similar fashion, like I’ve already alluded to he held on and got some help along the way to win yet another Major “Battle of Attrition”. The cream of the crop rose to the top at Bethpage State Park and the 2019 PGA Championship. Kopeka (-8) and runner-up Dustin Johnson (-6) were six and four shots respectively ahead of the nearest competition. Going to show once again that if you grow out courses and penalize misses you can protect a golf course and their architect even with technology and player development being at the forefront.

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Photo Credit: CNN

I like Brooks Koepka. He speaks his mind and isn’t shy about criticizing other players or issues that are seemingly wrong with the game of golf. Look at his comment regarding slow play stating that it was “kind of embarrassing” or the latest of infamous tantrums of Sergio Garcia earlier this year. He sounds off on the same things that I do and in a way, he’s like my “spirit animal”. Golf really does need more notable guys like him to sound off and call out their peers or state what’s wrong with the game on TOUR or otherwise. I commend Brooks on doing this guy and more importantly congratulations on your 4th Major.

 

Koepka’s WITB

TaylorMade Golf M5 10.5* (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX)

TaylorMade Golf M2 Tour HL 16.5* (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX)

Nike Golf Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron (Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X)

Mizuno Golf JPX 919 Tour 4-PW (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)

Vokey Design SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S); Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08M) (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SLT T10

Titleist Pro V1x

 

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

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Richmond, VA – The Bag Boy Company is excited to announce the launch of the Quad Junior Push Cart, engineered for junior golfers 51” and taller. The Bag Boy company invented the original walking cart back in 1946 and continues to pioneer its way forward with revolutionary new products.

This all new version of the Quad is designed after the Quad XL, specifically for the junior golfer. The Quad Junior is very similar in style to the adult version push cart, complete with a beverage holder, a scorecard console with storage and easy maneuverability with 4 wheels for stability and control. The Quad Junior comes equipped with an adjustable height handle that is ideal for growing golfers. A simple foot-controlled parking brake system makes parking a simple task. The cart is easily foldable which makes for compact transport and storage.

“We are very excited to launch the new Quad Junior Push Cart,” said Pat Gallagher, Product Manager at The Bag Boy Company. “It’s a full-featured junior golf push cart with the look and style of the adult version but with the compact fold, size and light weight that is perfect for juniors.”

The Quad Junior comes in 2 different colors and will be available June 5th, 2019. To learn more about the Bag Boy Company, check out their website at www.bagboy.com/.

About the Bag Boy Company 

Founded in 1946, the Bag Boy Company has built a reputation for unmatched quality, unbelievable durability and unsurpassed innovation and design. Bag Boy designs, manufactures and distributes a full line of award-winning, feature-loaded golf bags, push carts, travel covers and accessories designed for a golfer’s on-course convenience and comfort. For more information, please visit www.bagboy.com. Follow us at www.facebook.com/bagboygolfhttps://twitter.com/BagBoyCompany and https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/bag-boy-company/.

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Founded in 2004, Dynamic Brands is the parent company for a portfolio of premium brand name companies committed to the development of innovative, quality products and outstanding customer service in the sporting goods industry. Golf and recreational products are offered through Bag Boy®, Burton®, Datrek® Golf, Devant Sport Towels®, IGOTCHA®, Riksha®, SEARCH ‘N RESCUE® and FLAGPOLE-TO-GO® brands, and include walking carts, golf bags, travel covers, custom sport towels, bag tags, golf ball retrievers, flags and accessories. Dynamic Brands’ products are marketed in 87 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.dynamicbrands.com.  Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/dynamicbrandsrva/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/dynamic-brands/.

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC – May 15, 2019 – Bald Head Blues, a golf and island-inspired apparel company, distinguished by its golf cart with surfboard logo, announced today that company brand ambassador, Joel Dahmen, fresh off a hot week at the Wells Fargo Championship, will be teeing it up at the upcoming PGA Championship, donning Bald Head Blues.

“Joel is playing some pretty inspired golf, actually he is on a hot streak. At the Wells Fargo Championship, he shot two consecutive rounds of 66 and captured a runner-up position, just three strokes from the winner. Our team is extremely proud of him, and can’t wait to see him navigate Bethpage Black. We believe with his level of accuracy off the tee, we’re going to see some of his best golf yet,” commented Bald Head Blues Founder & CEO, Claude Pope.

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In Dahmen’s quest for the Wannamaker Trophy, he will be sporting apparel from Bald Head Blues’ Spring Collection. To combat some of the upcoming inclement weather, he will be wearing the company’s signature performance “Quarter Zip” jacket. He will also wear the highly popular, Albatross Polo golf shirt, in a variety of colors. The Albatross Polo golf shirt features ComfortDry Technology, which is lightweight, promotes moisture wicking, and has a 4-way stretch for ultimate performance. All of Dahmen’s apparel will be embroidered with the Bald Head Blues distinct logo.

Dahmen has enjoyed a successful 2019 PGA TOUR season with his runner-up position at the Wells Fargo, which allowed him to compete at the PGA Championship, but it also secured his 2020 PGA TOUR card. His high level of play also captured a T-9 finish at the Farmers Insurance and a T-12 finish at the Players Championship. He is currently ranked #32 in the Fed Ex Cup points and has won over 1.7 million in prize money.

These notable finishes, and Dahmen’s overall success this season can be attributed to his driving accuracy. He is currently ranked #20th on the PGA TOUR in driving accuracy.

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“Bethpage has some pretty difficult rough, imposing bunkers, and awkward angles, but look for Joel to be in the middle of the fairway,” added Pope.

In 2018, Dahmen signed a two year Bald Head Blues endorsement deal. Since joining the Bald Head Blues team, he is playing some of the best golf of his career.

 

About Bald Head Blues

“Clothing for Coasting”

For over 25 years, the Pope family has enjoyed the wonder and majesty of Bald Head Island with its acres of beaches, untouched marshes, maritime forests, pristine harbor, and casual coastal lifestyle. It’s a special place where nature’s abundance and casual lifestyle inspired the formation of Bald Head Blues. An apparel company that embraces the island’s extraordinary experience.

Unique to the island is its mode of transportation. Locals and tourists alike use electric golf carts to get around and more than often they are hauling beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and surf boards. This island lifestyle where a quick ride to the beach becomes an adventure is represented by the Bald Head Blues logo.

All pieces in the Bald Head Blues Collections are fun, casual, colorful and classic. They employ high-performance fabrics, refined designs and an inimitable attention to details. The new 2019 Spring Collection which includes Aruba, Coral, Lavender, Regatta, and Spring magnify the island’s vibrant colors. Each series is bold, fresh, and energetic.

Bald Head Blues is known for their coastal and island style but their collections also incorporate technology like “Comfort Flex” which combines Pima cotton with the performance and stretch of spandex. For rounds played in the heat, Bald Head Blues has utilized “Comfort Dry.” This polyester/spandex blend is moisture wicking, lightweight and has a 4-way stretch for ultimate performance. The new Albatross Polo is also treated with a UPF 50+ for UV protection.

These high-performance technologies and fabrics are worn by Bald Head Blues brand ambassadors and PGA TOUR Professionals Joel Dahmen and Martin Piller. They both face extreme weather changes on the tour and their Bald Head Blues polos keep them comfortable and ready to compete.

Bald Head Blues transports you to a place you want to be – even if you aren’t there. Maybe it’s to the golf course, the tennis courts or on the beach. For the Pope Family, its Bald Head Island. Where do you want to go?