Nexbelt® Tour Staff Professionals Austin Ernst and Amy Olson capture Top 5 Finishes on the LPGA Tour

In the near future look for a review of the Fast Eddie Collection. A belt from Nexbelt that I had the opportunity to test and review. Spoiler Alert: It tested well. With a minor suggestion.

(Just get me out of this hospital)

In the meantime, enjoy this press release outlining achievements by a couple of LPGA Tour Nexbelt athletes.

(Rancho Cucamonga) – Nexbelt, The Fastest Growing Belt in Golf, captured two Top 5 Finishes on the LPGA Tour this past weekend.

In Evian-Les-Bains, France, LPGA Tour Players Austin Ernst and Amy Olson both finished at 11 under par, just one stroke off the lead, to capture T-2nd Place Finishes at the Evian Championship.
Austin Ernst recorded rounds of 66, 70, S69 and 68. This is her fifth Top 10.Image
She is currently ranked 32nd in the Rolex Ranking and 13th in the Race to the CME Globe.
Amy Olson shot rounds of 69, 65, 65 and 74 and led the event for much of the final round. This was her 3rd Top 10 of the season and she is currently ranked 48th in the Rolex Ranking and 30th in the Race to the CME Globe.
“We’d like to congratulate Austin and Amy on their runner-up finishes at the Evian Championship said Eddie Rowland, Co-Owner of Nexbelt. “More and more of the ladies on the LPGA Tour are finding out that Nexbelt makes belts for women too, we always have, and they’re not just functional…they’re extremely fashionable as well.”
With over 50 players now wearing Nexbelt on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Golf Tours, it’s considered “The Fastest Growing Belt in Golf”. Its team of PGA TOUR Staff Professionals for 2018 includes Tour Players Jim Furyk, Kevin Na, William McGirt, Jason Bohn and many more.

Nexbelt is known for its innovative technology and providing golfers with the maximum comfort and minimal adjusting. The unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit allows the wearer to adjust the belt in ¼ inch increments, providing the golfer with the best fit, feel, and fashion available.

Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering its customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available.
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Down But Not Out – Update

So how about that Tiger Woods?! Love him or loathe him he’s back!! I don’t care who you are it’s always nice to see a comeback

So here I am. Just giving a small update. The last time that I talked to everyone I was in a hospital bed in Niagara Falls. Stroke suspected. They couldn’t find anything which was odd considering the state that I was/am currently in. I was told that I’d be getting discharged. Happy to be going home the doctor came back in to inform me that they found something onothe final MRI. A cyst on the spine that needed emergency surgery. So I was transferred to Hamilton General Hospital. So having arrived at the hosting was wheeled to the Spinal Surgery floor where the surgeon came to see me. He evaluated me and said that “something’s not matching here”. He felt that as “massive and substantial” the cyst was it explained only half of the story. So he turned me over to a Neurology team.

It’s now Monday and I’m on the Stroke Unit. I’ve just had another MRI and imIback in my room resting. I’m on my way to recovery. I’ve seen progress daily in getting my strength back and use of my left leg and arms. Don’t know how long it’ll take but like Tiger I’ll be back. Always remember #fightandgrind.

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Tiger Wins TOUR Championship For 80th Victory Powered by Bag Filled with TaylorMade Golf

Woods’ 80th PGA TOUR Victory Caps Remarkable Comeback Season; Stablemate Justin Rose Claims Year-Long FedExCup Title with T4 Finish

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Tiger tees off with his M3 driver during the final round at the TOUR Championship

What You Need to Know:

-With Tiger’s win, TaylorMade’s 2018 M Drivers featuring Twist Face Technology now have victories in 13 tournaments on the PGA TOUR this season and 17 worldwide, outpacing any other manufacturer this season.

-Tiger plays a 9.5° M3 driver, the same driver he’s played almost exclusively since joining Team TaylorMade.

-After using Mitsubishi Chemicals’ Tensei CK Orange 70TX for the majority of the season, he has recently switched into a Diamana D+ White Board 73 TX. He has one weight in the draw setting with the second at neutral in the T-track.

-In addition to his M3 driver, Tiger also plays two M3 fairways – 3 & 5 (13° & 19°); he finds them optimal for the distance and ballflight he seeks.

-Earlier this season at the Wells Fargo Championship, Woods made the switch into the TW Phase 1 irons, engineered and crafted to his precise specifications. He has them shafted with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100, which have long been his preferred shafts throughout the majority of his career.

-At the Memorial, Tiger made the anticipated switch into TaylorMade’s Milled Grind wedges in a raw finish with a custom grind to his specification. As he has since the Memorial, he plays a 56° & 60°, equipped with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.

-Tiger has now converted 54/58 (93%) when holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead on the PGA TOUR.

Tiger Woods’ Tour Championship-Winning Bag:

M3 Driver | 9.5

M3 Fairway | 13°

M3 Fairway | 19°

TW Phase1 Irons | 3–PW | TT Tour Issue X100

Milled Grind Raw Wedges | 56° & 60°

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Down But Not Out

Setbacks. We’ve all had them. They come in different ways.

As I write this entry I’m sitting up in a wheelchair in my hospital room. Since I have no laptop I’m using my phone. So I apologize for any errors or typos.

So what happened? Well, I was brought to the hospital with a suspected stroke Saturday evening. If it wasn’t for the quick actions of my daughter and neighbour who knows how this would have turned out. Facial droop, numbness in the face and weakness all down the left side. Typical signs.

I’ve undergone tests like MRI, CT Scan etc and all came back with good news. My ultrasound showed a 55% blockage of my carotid arteries but they don’t intervene until 60%.

Yesterday was positive as I was able to get up and take 4 steps albeit shaky ones but I was up. I sat up (pic) and Crystal L M Toth who’s been so strong through this took me outside. This morning I was able to lift my arm a little bit more than I have been able to prior.

The morning hasn’t been the greatest so far. While I feel okay laying down I’ve experienced palps, chest pain and it spread into the jaw and shoulder. Left side.

I have found out rather recently that it’s a condition called Ischemia. Basically, blood is being cut off from my brain somewhere. Most likely my legs or heart. So I’ll be undergoing another MRI and something called a CT Angiography. Not really sure what that is.

All I want to say to my readers really is this. Don’t forget about me. I’ll be back. Writing new articles, editorials and feature reviews on the FlightScope mevo, Cobra Golf KING F8 ONE Length irons and more. So stay tuned!!

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LAMKIN HITS THE TOP AT BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

SAN DIEGO, 11 September 2018 – Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the winner of the BMW Championship on his victory this week.  The incredible performance in testing weather conditions marks a return to form for the long time Lamkin user, with his final round 64 finishing off a score of 260, or 20-under, the lowest 72-hole score in tournament history.

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The Crossline Full-Cord used by the winner combines Lamkin’s iconic Crossline pattern with full cord coverage to deliver maximum control and shot feedback, perfect for the often volatile weather conditions in Philadelphia. Lamkin’s Crossline pattern, which has delivered over $200,000,000 in Tour earnings, features a distinctive, densely spaced pattern that promotes light grip tension and provides superior lateral traction. Lamkin’s proprietary rubber compound adds tackiness and durability, while the grip’s firmness delivers excellent torsion control.

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In a weekend of top spots for Lamkin, brand ambassador Justin Rose hit #1 in the official golf world rankings by virtue of his second place finish at the BMW Championships.  Rose has been a Lamkin user since his teens and the fact that he has trusted the brand throughout his golfing journey is something that Bob Lamkin, CEO of Lamkin grips is incredibly proud, “Justin has trusted Lamkin grips right from the start of his career so to see him sat on top of the world rankings for the first time makes all of us at Lamkin very proud. Justin is an outstanding representative of the Lamkin brand, both on and off the course, and this achievement is well-deserved for the hard work and dedication he puts into his game.”

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For more information on all Lamkin grips please visit www.Lamkingrips.com or Get social @LamkinGrips

 

French Golf Federation Prepares for Ryder Cup Fans in Downtown Paris

2018. When it comes to golf it means that it’s a Ryder Cup year.

The teams are selected with Captain’s Picks in. So the teams and fans from the United States and European nations will descend Le Golf National to play in the bi-annual team event. The Albatros Course at Le Golf National is the venue selected for the playing of the 42nd Ryder Cup. This course is located in a suburb just southwest of Paris. The event is always full of raw emotion and nationalistic pride (in the case of Team USA).

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In this press release shared by David Wheatley of Medi8 Golf it gives us a look at how the French Golf Federation is preparing to gives fans the ultimate Ryder Cup experience. Please see the press release below.

As the world of sport turns its eyes towards Paris for the Ryder Cup, the French Golf Federation (FFG) and Provision Events (PVE) are making sure that visitors to the city of love can experience the excitement of the biennial showdown between Europe and U.S.A without having to step inside the ropes of Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.

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In the centre of Paris, outside the Hotel de Ville, home to the Paris council, the French Golf Federation has commissioned PVE to create a Ryder Cup experience that will entertain and educate visitors to the city in the 2 weeks that lead up to France’s first ever Ryder Cup. During the process of bringing the Ryder Cup to France, the FFG was clear in its desire to bring golf to a wider audience and the role that a downtown fan experience would play, as Olivier Denis-Massé, Managing Director of Communication, Media, Marketing and Partnerships at FFG explains, “When we first bid to host the Ryder cup 8 years ago a fan zone was an important part of the global project. A lot of Parisians will not go to Le Golf national and we wanted to offer the chance to watch the Ryder Cup downtown and for those who have never played golf to experience the excitement of the event? This is also an opportunity for our clubs to meet potential new golfers and provide the opportunity for them to play the game.”

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At 3200 square metres and filled with activities designed to help visitors experience the excitement of the Ryder Cup, this fan experience is one of the most ambitious designs and build that PVE has undertaken, a fact that isn’t lost on Nick Clemens, co-founder of PVE. He said, “This isn’t our first Ryder Cup but it’s certainly our biggest. It’s always special to be involved in the Ryder Cup but to create something of this scale and technical complexity in the heart of Paris really is a hugely exciting prospect and a resounding endorsement of our ability to deliver fan experiences on the biggest stage.”

With a big screen showing coverage of the action at Le Golf National, fans will be able to drink in the atmosphere of the event while taking part in various golfing challenges. With activities that include golf simulators, 100 foot putt, kidzone, chipping and bunker areas, free golf lessons and even a putting course that is a replica of the last 4 holes of the Ryder Cup course, the fanzone will be a test of golf for enthusiasts as well as an opportunity for anyone to pick up a club for the first time. With such a range of potential customers, the design and activation of the fanzone has had to draw on all of PVE’s experience in delivering large scale experiences, a key factor in them winning the bid to provide the downtown experience, as Denis-Massé concludes, “In order to make the downtown fan zone successful we have chosen PVE as a stake holder as we’ve seen what they have done for major golf events around the world. It has been key in our decision making process to have a skilled and experience company which understood clearly our brief and gave us the best proposal, based on their experience.”

www.provisionevents.co.uk

@WeArePVE

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About Provision Events

Provision Events was founded in 2004 by two PGA Professionals; Nick Clemens & Konrad Brochocki. Whilst teaching at European Tour events they realised that brands needed to start delivering a more engaging, richer experience for fans attending the events they sponsored. From humble beginnings, Provision Events has built a formidable reputation for delivering world class sports sponsorship activations.  Its enviable international client list is instantly recognisable and includes sports’ governing bodies, event owners and promoters, as well as market leading brands. The company has offices in the UK, USA and UAE.

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BRADLEY WINS BMW CHAMPIONSHIP WITH INCREDIBLE PLAYOFF PERFORMANCE

If you’ve been living under a rock you haven’t noticed a few things.

  1. Tiger Woods has been playing some pretty good golf this season. Even though many wrote the guy off.
  2. DeChambeau  is fresh and great for the game of golf.
  3. For those that have forgotten… Keegan Bradley is still a world class golfer.

Who remembers when Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship? That’s right the year was 2011. That victory was actually his debut in Major Championship golf. You might also recollect that Keegan Bradley also qualified for the 2012 Ryder Cup (U.S. Team). If in the event that you recollect that you might also remember that Keegan Bradley has tasted victory on three separate occasions. No wait! Make that four occasions after his recent victory at the 2018 BMW Championship. It’s almost by design that out of 4 victories this was his third in a playoff outlasting new World #1 Justin Rose.

It was a a little while ago when I pointed out on Twitter that after a long absence that Keegan Bradley was trending the right way. As a matter of fact, I said to the Marketing and Communications Specialist for Srixon Golf (Noelle Zavaleta) that at the RBC Canadian Open you could really start to see things change for Bradley. He finished in 4th place that week. Several weeks before he finished T-13 at the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and a T-7 at THE PLAYER’S Championship. It’s always nice to see a player fight back and reclaim prior glory.

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In the press release below as shared by Ms. Zavaleta we take a closer look at what Keegan Bradley used for the victory. Please have a look.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – September 10, 2018 – Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Keegan Bradley survived a rain-soaked Monday finish, and a sudden-death playoff to win the BMW Championship at Aronomick Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA. With this win, Keegan moves into 6th position in the FedExCup points standings and will head to Atlanta for the Tour Championship.

 

Entering the final-round three shots off the lead, Bradley went to work early and often making five birdies on his way to an opening-nine thirty-one.  With plenty of work still to be done, Keegan would make three huge birdies on his final five holes to finish twenty-under-par for the week and force a sudden-death playoff. In sudden-death, Keegan would two-putt for par to capture victory, in the third leg of the PGA Tour playoffs.

 

“It’s so hard to win out here,” Bradley said. “To come all the way back here and win again, I mean, it just means so much, I’m speechless right now.”

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At the BMW Championship, Bradley dominated the stat sheet. He finished the week first in Birdies (28), first in Putts per GIR (1.537), first in Strokes Gained: Putting (7.158), and T-1 in Strokes Gained: Total (11.535).

 

In Keegan Bradley’s Bag:

  • Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball

  • Srixon Z U45 3i – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X

  • Srixon Z 745 irons (4-9), Z 945 (PW) – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X

  • Cleveland RTX 4 (58° LOW), RTX-3 proto (52° MID) – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X

  • Srixon staff bag, hat, glove