DRIVEN BY PERFORMANCE, RICKIE FOWLER CHOOSES TO JOIN TEAM TAYLORMADE WITH MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT; SET TO PLAY NEW 2019 TP5X GOLF BALL IN COMPETITION

Four-time PGA TOUR Winner and Current #11 in OWGR, Fowler Chooses TaylorMade’s Flagship Tour Ball for Next Phase of his Career

 

Carlsbad, Calif. (January 21, 2019) – TaylorMade Golf Company, an industry leader in product innovation and technology, announced today that it has signed 4-time PGA TOUR winner and one of the most recognizable players, Rickie Fowler, to a multi-year contract to play TaylorMade’s flagship golf ball franchise, TP5x. The announcement comes after Fowler first reached out to the company in the fall of 2018 with an interest in exploring TaylorMade’s premier Tour balls, the TP5 & TP5x.

With the switch, it marks the first time in both Rickie’s amateur and professional career he’s played a new ball brand in competition.

“A lot of the best players in the world are playing pretty damned well with them. It’s no joke.”

Rickie Fowler, on TP5 & TP5x
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The signing is a decisive move by the company that reaffirms its global commitment to putting the highest performing golf ball on Tour in the hands of the most dominant players in the world.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Rickie to the TaylorMade family. He is one of the great athletes in the game today and even more so, an incredible representative of our sport. Rickie’s decision to come to TaylorMade and play our TP5X golf ball further reinforces our belief that if you make the best performing products, the best in the world will choose to play them.”

David Abeles, TaylorMade CEO

After extensive testing in the off-season, Fowler decided that the best performing golf ball for his play is the new TP5x. As an homage to his roots in motocross, Fowler will play the number 15 on his ball. In addition to the golf ball, Fowler will also wear TaylorMade’s premium glove offering – the Tour Preferred Glove, the glove of choice for TaylorMade Tour players constructed from premium materials for optimal comfort, fit and feel.

“It’s been fun to see what the ball can do. Extra yardage on irons, more spin around the green. One less club for me into many holes is a pretty big advantage, too. What more do you want?”

Rickie Fowler

TaylorMade introduced the 2019 TP5 and TP5x golf balls earlier this month, following the resounding global success of their predecessors on worldwide tours. With Fowler, 6 of the top 12 players in the Official World Golf Rankings have now put either the ‘19 TP5 or TP5x in play, further validating its world class performance. The 2019 models feature a new Speed Layer System with High-Flex Material (HFM), the fastest material the company has ever used in a golf ball.

“We knew the performance of our golf balls would motivate Rickie and ease the transition away from the ball he’s played his entire career. With his decision to choose TaylorMade, Fowler becomes yet another top player in the world to make the switch from the perceived #1 ball into TaylorMade and that only further validates our product as the best in the world.”

Eric Loper, Director of R&D, Golf Balls

Rickie will put the TP5x into play beginning this week, when he kicks off his 2019 PGA TOUR campaign at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. With the switch, Fowler joins fellow TaylorMade Tour staffers Dustin Johnson (TP5x), Jon Rahm (TP5x), Rory McIlroy (TP5) and Jason Day (TP5x), each of whom has already made the switch into the new 2019 golf balls at Kapalua. The all new TP5 & TP5x golf balls will hit retail shelves around the world on February 15.

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What Kind Of World Have I Entered?

It’s a world of running around, a world of meetings and a world of something new.

This is my first time to the PGA Show and I’m nervous yet also excited about it. It was a rough start but I am hoping it goes smooth. I was excited to go but then our flight was cancelled. We had to call our airline (Frontier) and they were nice enough to get us on a later flight and did not charge us anything extra. That helped ease the stress a little bit and then Monday happened.

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First of all let me say, I am not an early bird and I prefer to sleep in. Today that didn’t happen. Due to our lack of a vehicle currently it was a nice early day to hop on our bevy of buses. The first bus was at 7 a.m. and then the next bus was at 8:15 a.m. after waiting in the bus terminal.

We got to the airport in a reasonable amount of time and yet we still had another 3-4 hours wait for our flight. The clearance through customs was quick which was shocking considering the US Government is on a shutdown. We were expecting a long wait to get through TSA but we were through within about 15 minutes. We made our way to the gate and decided we would just plant our behinds there. We were able to get a nice Wi-Fi connection and just watch the commotion outside.

Considering we were hit by Winter Storm Harper a couple of days earlier you wouldn’t know it by looking outside. There was a lot of snow on the tarmac but there were plows going over it constantly. The sky was blue and hardly any clouds. You know? The nice fluffy white ones, no gray and no dim. This was starting out as a beautiful day. Now to see what the rest of the week will bring.

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I have plenty of meetings coming up with women’s apparel companies and I look forward to seeing what’s out there for us women. I wonder what the women will want to know about and how I’m going to get it for them. There are a couple of events geared specifically towards women and I hope to cover them and bring some input from the women of the golf industry.

Time will tell. Hello PGA Show 2019!!

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

Srixon Unveils Z-FORGED: Next Generation Tour Performance

Just in time for the 2019 PGA Show Demo Day.

Srixon releases new Z-FORGED irons. A beautiful muscle back blade with aesthetics to burn. Designed for better players… and even though I’m not one of them I’ll be swinging these on January 22nd. Stay tuned right here to see what my first impressions of these irons are.

Thanks go out to Noelle Zavaleta for sharing this press release. For more details about these iron please read the press release below.

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Jan. 21, 2019 — SRIXON®, a global leader in golf equipment and innovation, introduces Z-FORGED, a muscle back blade iron crafted for the best players in the world. Srixon’s Z-FORGED officially launches in North America on February 1, 2019.

 

Z-FORGED begins with two sharp lines at the back, one from the toe and one from the heel, which form its signature double curve design. Z-FORGED elevates iron performance with its forged construction delivering an unrivaled soft feel in a crisp, explosive profile. Designed for the ultimate ball-strikers yet engineered to perform, Z-FORGED is the ultimate blade iron, realized.

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“The new Z-FORGED irons are the most compact, most workable irons in our line,” said Dustin Brekke, Engineering Manager. “They were created to give professionals and advanced amateur golfers confidence to hit every shot, while featuring a sole that glides through the turf for better contact and stable spin under any condition.”

 

Key Technologies:

  • Muscle Back Blade: Classic blade shaping optimized for maximum workability and unmatched feel.
  • Updated Tour V.T. Sole: A newly redesigned Tour V.T. Sole provides more consistent ball striking while maintaining enough versatility to execute any shot.
  • Forged Construction: Forged from a single billet of soft 1020 carbon steel for exceptional feel.

 

The Srixon Z-FORGED officially launch in North America on February 1, 2019, at a MAP of $142.85 for a single iron, $999.99 for a seven-piece set, and $1,142.84 for an eight-piece set.