Alright… so I thought that it was time to take a little break from writing and give the chance for you (my readers) to be viewers instead. Here are a few video clips from this week. Product testing, golf and some range time.
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Monday finishes on the PGA Tour certainly aren’t ideal.
But if you were to ask Jason Day how he felt about the Monday finish I think he might be ecstatic about the Monday finish this past week. In a playoff determined Monday Day went on to win the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines this past week. In this press release released from TaylorMade Golf Canada (thanks to Nick Obritsch) they list what Jason Day had in his golf bag to capture the victory.
Also of importance, I feel that it’s my duty to inform everyone that Jason Day was also playing shafts from TPT Golf in his driver and fairway wood. Yes… the same shaft played by Justin Rose that assisted Rose in having a killer end to the 2017 Tour season. below is the press release.
What You Need to Know:
– After testing with the Tour team in the weeks leading up to the tournament, Jason Day settled on TaylorMade’s new M3 driver (10.5° turned down to 9°) with one weight all the way forward and the second, 1″ back of neutral. Day loves Twist Face Technology in the M3 because it minimizes the diving hooks he occasionally misses with on high-toe strikes. For the week, he averaged over 321+ yards off the tee.
– TaylorMade’s 2018 M Drivers featuring Twist Face Technology now have victories in 3 of the last 4 PGA tournaments (as well as 1 European Tour event in that timeframe), with Day joining TaylorMade stablemates Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm as tournament champions on the PGA TOUR.
– Day’s victory is his eleventh on the PGA TOUR and fifteenth as a professional.
– Day continues to use the P750 irons, which he first put into play in Kapaula last year. His setup has remain unchanged, using 3-PW with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold X7 shafts.
– Day’s wedge setup occasionally varies depending on the course setup, but he’s gotten comfortable with the 48°/52°/60° combination so far this year.
ABOUT TAYLORMADE GOLF CANADA
About TaylorMade Golf Company Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high performance golf equipment with industry-leading innovative products like M1 and M2 metalwoods, M1 and M2 irons and TP5/TP5X golf balls. TaylorMade is also a major force on the PGA TOUR with one of the strongest athlete portfolios in golf, that includes world no.1 Dustin Johnson and five of the current Top 15 in the world.
– Using the Spider Tour Red putter he himself made one of the most popular models on Tour and TaylorMade’s most sought-after putter in the lineup, Day carded 21 birdies or better for the tournament.
– Day has praised the performance of the TP5x golf ball since he first put it into play at the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua last year. It’s stamped with his tradional kangaroo and #87.
– With the win, Day moves into the early-season top 10 in the FedExCup rankings.
Jason Day’s Winning Bag at the Farmers Insurance Open
M3 Driver | 10.5° | TPT Golf Prototype
M1 (’17) Fairway | 15° | TPT Golf Prototype
P750 Irons | 3-PW | TT Dynamic Gold X7
Milled Grind Wedges | 48° w/TT Dynamic Gold X7 and 52 & 60 w/ TT Dynamic Gold S400
Spider Tour Red Putter
TP5X Golf Ball (#87)
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As many of you know the process has begun for the “2018 PGA Show Edition” of the Teezy Awards. Before I really delve into that I have to point out that there are almost too many great products that were introduced last week at the PGA Show. It’s a great thing for the industry but it could also be a curse as well because it really makes it difficult to whittle the nominees in the field down.
However, as the year progresses and I test and review more products there will inevitably be a year end version of the Teezy Awards. That process has officially begun as of this afternoon. While I’m in Florida the plan was to play golf and start testing products while doing a couple of golf course reviews along the way for good measure. Products that I begun to test on the course today included the new TaylorMade Golf Project (a) and Project (s) golf balls. The immediate first impression of both golf ball models were that they were very impressive. I drew one conclusion of the two balls head to head and that conclusion was that I really preferred the overall performance of the matte finished Project (s). Special thanks go out to Eric Loper of TaylorMade Golf for spotting me these yet to be released golf balls.
Another product that I started testing already is a line of men’s underwear from UFM (Underwear For Men). While the brand offers several styles and lengths of men’s undergarments I opted to try their 3″ trunk version. Comfort, performance and a real sense of security for the parts in the southern hemisphere. Their drawstring is a stroke of genius that gathers all of the parts together making them different that other brands on the market. By the way, UFM held up real well throughout the golf swing today.
TRUE Linkswear. The brand has returned to the Pacific Northwest where they belong and moreover they’ve returned to their trademark comfort. Today, I wore my TRUE Original “kicks” during my round at Apollo Beach Golf Club and these shoes are actually more comfortable than I recollect from the past. A huge improvement that they’ve made is the spikeless pattern and the liner that keeps the foot secured in the upper. They were absolutely amazing today in wet conditions. I may have rode a cart but it was cart path only and my legs and feet feel fresh. Jason and company what a course debut.
Other products that’ll be getting reviewed while in Florida include Bolle Eyewear King sunglasses and the Monument Golf Stick-It Towel. Stay tuned for more great insights of some truly fantastic products.
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For 2018 I’m going to try to do a couple of new things that I really haven’t done. While I am considering doing a VLOG the one thing that I will be doing is an exciting yet not very prestigious awards announcement.
I am very proud the introduce the inaugural “Teezy Awards”. The Teezy Awards are my version of The Oscar’s dedicated to the golf industry. I’ll be doing a “PGA Show Edition” and a year-end version as well.
This honor will be awarded to companies that I feel delivered the best products. The awards will be awarded to but not limited to golf clubs, technology, apparel, accessories, most-improved booth, best booth etc. Stay tuned!!! #SeeUOnTheNextTee
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After a very fruitful and productive first day of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show I wondered how productive Day Two would be. Time for a little disclaimer. More in-depth articles on all of the products mentioned here will be written down the road. Of course, there are products not mentioned as well that will be featured.
The second day of the PGA Show proved to be even better than the first and for so many reasons. There were products that I tried for the first time that might be proved to be a game-changer for those in pain. Miracle Nutritional Products offers a variety of products that are made from Hemp and its natural substance CBD. CBD for those that don’t know is Cannabidiol. Where THC (hemp/marijuana’s bigger sister) gets you high CBD is great for relieving anxiety and is an anti-inflammatory. The show can wear you down because the place is immense and the body wears down. I tried some of their topical ointment on my wrist… it really seemed to alleviate the discomfort. I’m going to be looking into this products further.
Who knew that men’s undergarments were a $50M industry? I never had a clue yet it makes so much sense on so many levels. Like women… men need support as well just in the southern hemisphere. Raise your hands if you ever saw a gentleman with a background in the automotive industry turn to undergarments? I sure as heck wouldn’t see it coming. Well this is exactly what happened when UFM (Underwear For Men) was created. Offered in different lengths and briefs UFM supports the testicles in a pouch securing them in place. I was given a couple of pairs to field test and as I sit here in the PGA Show Media Center the field testing has begun.
The FlightScope mevo. I attended the FlightScope mevo booth and what a gizmo that is. I’ve reported on it before but just in press release form. A fully functional launch monitor that is accurate to within 2 yards at 250 yards out that fits into the palm of your hand. It’s crazy and what’s crazier is the affordability of the product. At $499 (less than a driver) you can have the solution to your winter practice indoors or elsewhere literally in the palm of your hands. I am looking forward to having a relationship with Tyler and the great folks from FlighScope mevo.
Dormie Headcovers. Alright… it’s time to wave my Canadian flag. I love when a Canadian company comes along, offers truly unique products and take the golf industry by storm. I never got to their booth last year here at the show but this year I never failed. The Clan Bishop (Phil, Todd and Jeff) are terrific guys and I love their products.
ArGolf Putters. A newer addition to the golf industry ArGolf makes quality putters. Their story is as unique as the names associated with their product range. Names like Pendragon, Merlin, Arthur and more. There’s a reason for the names of their putter line. The foundry sits very close to the legendary Camelot. ArGolf already is a proven winner as Kenny Perry won the 2017 U.S. Senior Open while playing it. It’s very understandable too. In my brief time rolling it… putts fall. The line is fully customizable as you can pick everything including the color of the putter and shaft.
These are just a couple of quick hits but it was a great day!!!
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