A season of solid performances, plus the leader in Total Strokes Gained, Rory McIlroy wins his second TOUR Championship in Atlanta to collect the $15m FedEx Cup first prize.

Carlsbad, Calif. (August 25, 2019) – Team TaylorMade athlete, Rory McIlroy, caps off a stellar season on the PGA TOUR by winning the FedEx Cup using an M5 driver, featuring Injected Twist Face technology and the 5-layer TP5 golf ball.

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FEDEX CUP “NEED TO KNOW”:

  • Wins $15m first prize to add to his $7.78m already won this season
  • Second time he has won the FedEx Cup (2016)
  • Joins Tiger as only the second person to ever win the FedEx Cup twice
  • Has now won a record five FedEx Cup playoff events surpassing Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods with 4 wins each

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP “NEED TO KNOW”

  • Started 5 strokes behind the leader heading into the TOUR Championship
  • Second time he has won the TOUR Championship
  • Second year running he has played in the final group
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PGA TOUR SEASON “NEED TO KNOW”

  • Leads in Strokes Gained (SG) TOTAL for the 2018-19 season with +2.5* (*subject to final stats)
  • Best individual season in SG on the PGA TOUR since Tiger averaged +3.189 in 2009
  • Also leads in SG stats: Off-the-Tee, and Tee-to-Green
  • Three wins this season: TOUR Championship, THE PLAYERS and RBC Canadian
  • Finished no worse than T6 in his last 7 starts of the season
  • Led the Tour in Top 10 finishes during the regular season
  • From 19 starts, he has had fourteen Top 10s
  • Second in scoring average with 69.2* (*subject to final stats)
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RORY + TAYLORMADE “NEED TO KNOW”:

  • Jumped to 25th in SG Putting in 2019 vs. 159th in 2018 with his Spider X putter featuring Pure Roll™ technology
  • Switched into TP5 from TP5X earlier this season to increase his short game spin
  • Has played M5 driver with Injected Twist Face all year since TOC Sentry
  • Recently added a P730 PW to his bag after playing a Milled Grind 48° most of the season
  • Leads in SG off-the-tee with his M5 driver
  • Has#22 stamped on his TP5 golf ball
  • Likely to jump to #2 in the OWGR* (*subject to final stats)
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RORY MCILROY WITB:

  • M5 9.0° driver
  • M6 15.0° fairway wood
  • M5 19.0° fairway wood
  • P750 4 iron
  • P730 5-PW
  • MG wedges 52°, 56° and 60°
  • Spider X Copper
  • TP5 golf ball (#22)
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Check out his complete WITB here: RORY

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It’s my favorite time of the year. While it saddens me that the death of summer is nearly here (and with it the 2019 golf season will see its untimely demise in due time) it also means one thing. It’s football season baby!!

Not that crappy, boring “smashmouth football” that is the NFL. No sir (or ma’am) we’re talking about the NCAA. The pomp, the pageantry, the student bodies, and the marching bands. Football, the way that it was meant to be played. I’m not the only excited by this. So is STITCH Golf.

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As a University of Florida Gators guy… It pains me to post a pic of anything ‘Bama.

The fabricator of premium golf bags, headcovers, travel bags and more launches a new range of products. Collegiate Putter Covers. Now you can support your alma mater or favorite university in style. For more details, please see the press release as shared by Stuart Goldstein from RG Narrative. Go Gators!!

Until The Next Tee!!

#SeeUOnTheNextTee #FightAndGrind

 

Arrive in Style™

 

(APEX, NC, August 12, 2019) —STITCH Golf is pleased to announce the launch of its
officially licensed line of NCAA collegiate putter headcovers to meet the needs of today’s serious golfer and serious fan.

“Our new collegiate putter headcovers enable golfers the opportunity to proudly support their favorite school or alma mater in style,” stated Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “These eye-catching putter covers are sure to grab the attention of your golf buddies while providing the most important club in your bag with exceptional protection.”

Using STITCH’s classic and timeless designs, these blade putter headcovers come in
premium leather with the university’s logo beautifully embroidered throughout the cover. University headcovers currently available include: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan State, Mississippi, NC State, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas A&M, UNC, South Carolina, Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

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“Like all STITCH products, these collegiate headcovers are designed and engineered to help golfers look their best,” continued King. “By focusing on details and premium components we were able to create unparalleled headcovers for the die-hard fan”. Additional features of the collegiate headcovers include:
 Premium leather
 Plush inner lining
 Magnetic closure
 Water & stain resistant
 Fits most blade putters

Stitch Collegiate Putter Covers are available at http://www.stitchgolf.com and retail for $78.

 

About STITCH
Founded in 2011 as a headcover company, STITCH is known for designing and creating products with precise attention to detail, all the way down to the last stitch.

Based in Apex, North Carolina, STITCH gives a unique experience, whether it’s the high quality leather used in our headcovers, the durable waterproof fabrics in our bags and gear or the fashionable color schemes seen in our apparel.

STITCH products are designed to be effortlessly fashionable, allowing you to create a stylish, comfortable and color-coordinated look-on and off the course. Designed with details that perform, our line of golf bags and gear, travel bags and apparel combine function and fashion with three themes in mind: DRESS YOUR GAME™, ARRIVE IN STYLE™ and FROM WORK TO PLAY™. STITCH products are available at leading golf, country clubs and select retailers around the world and at http://www.stitchgolf.com

UTILIZING A COMBINATION OF ZTP RAW GROOVES, LASER ETCHING AND CNC SURFACE MILLING, NEXT GENERATION OF WEDGES TAKE SPIN, FEEL AND PRECISION TO NEW LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE IN POPULAR RAW FINISH

 

Carlsbad, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2019) – TaylorMade Golf Company, an industry leader in product innovation and technology, today announced the second generation of its globally successful line of Milled Grind Wedges – Milled Grind 2 (MG2). Building upon years of research and working closely with many of the best players in the world, MG2 expands on the success of the Milled Grind franchise while introducing a new raw face designed for optimal spin for precision wedge play.

 

Similar to its predecessor and also found in the new P·7TW irons is the company’s proven CNC milling technology, which allows for the production of wedges to exacting specifications; each leading edge and sole grind is individually CNC milled for unparalleled accuracy and consistency from club to club and grind to grind. This process faithfully reproduces the master design of the surfaces most impactful on the performance of the wedge.

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RAW FACE DESIGN

With the new MG2 wedges, engineers have utilized the combination of face and groove design to create the ultimate spin for ultimate performance. Raw Face design produces a more precise geometry designed to optimize spin and feel.

ZTP Raw Grooves offer sharper, deeper and narrower grooves and a sharper radius, which further combined with a rougher surface from the laser etching between the grooves, enable the golfer to create more friction between the clubface and the ball generating more greenside spin. Compared with plated grooves, the raw face design increase in friction reduces the ability for the golf ball to potentially skid up the clubface before it grips the face leading to a more consistent ball flight enabling golfers to get closer to the hole.

Our Tour Players have long benefited from the performance raw wedges offer and it’s great to now be able to offer these performance gains to golfers of all levels. We’re confident they will enjoy the look, feel and performance that a raw face has to offer.

Bill Price, Senior Director of Product Creation, Putters & Wedges 

Unique to the MG2, each raw wedge head will feature an air-tight 3M adhesive sticker which has been specially designed for the wedge and is applied on the face to prevent rusting before purchase/use. When the golfer removes the adhesive sticker, the face will immediately begin oxidizing, which in turn, begins the rusting process.

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CREATING THE BEST FEEL: THICK-THIN HEAD DESIGN

To create optimal feel, TaylorMade’s engineers have altered the geometry of the clubhead to create a Thick-Thin Head Design using a design optimization tool previously only used in the metalwood and irons design processes. This tool illustrated that having a thicker backing combined with a thin outer section optimized frequency and duration for the desired sound and feel.

 

The different material thickness in MG2 is highlighted by the movement of weight placement in the clubhead. The face thickness of the head has increased from 5.1mm in MG1 to 6.5mm in MG2. To enable a thicker clubhead without adding weight, engineers were able to move weight by creating a TPU Insert in the back cavity. The TPU Insert is designed to provide vibration dampening to create a solid, positive feel at impact.

 

CREATING THE BEST PRECISION: CNC MILLING

The implementation of machining technology, first introduced in Milled Grind Wedges but more recently in the new P·7TW irons, enables each leading edge and sole grind to be individually CNC milled for unparalleled accuracy and consistency from club to club and grind to grind. By producing wedges not by hand but through CNC milling machines, the CNC tolerances of a milled sole far exceed what a human can do in a repeatable fashion, thus enabling each wedge to be replicated so there is no variance.

 

Likewise, the sole geometry, consisting of contour, angle and surface area must be designed and maintained to interact properly with the turf in the desired manner. Different ground and sand conditions also require variations in sole geometries to facilitate play depending on player type. A low effective bounce (LB) grind provides the least amount of ground resistance and a standard grind (SB) has a median ground resistance.

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CHOOSING LOFT & LIE IN THE MG2

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MG2 Wedges Satin Chrome

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MG2 Wedges Matte Black

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AVAILABILITY, SPECS & PRICING:

Available at retail starting September 6, MG2 Wedges are available in two different Satin Chrome and Matte Black finishes, each with an MSRP of $219.99 CAD. Both finishes will come equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold S200 (steel) shaft and a Golf Pride Tour Velvet Burgundy 360 grip.

 

HI-TOE BIG FOOT

In addition to the new MG2 wedges, TaylorMade has also announced the addition of the Hi-Toe Big Foot to the rapidly expanding line. The company’s Hi-Toe wedges, which first launched at the beginning of 2018 and have seen phenomenal success both on Tour and at retail, now welcome a game-improvement option with Hi-Toe Big Foot. Designed to deliver the same optimal short-game control for a multitude of shots and conditions around the green as the original Hi-Toe, it’s now even easier to play with its super wide sole.

We have one of the best wedge line-ups on the market but realized that there was still one golfer out there that wasn’t catered for, with Big Foot we now have a game improvement wedge that’s easier to play regardless of course conditions, especially for those who struggle out of bunkers. The Hi-Toe Family of wedges now cover every aspect of the game; versatility, playability and game improvement.

Bill Price, Senior Director of Product Creation, Putters & Wedges
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Built for versatility around the green, Hi-Toe Big Foot wedges offer an asymmetric C-Grind that is both flatter and has a wider sole at 32mm (compared to traditional wedges which have a sole width of 26mm). Combined with an anti-dig leading edge with maximum bounce of 15°, Hi-Toe Bigfoot significantly enhances playability and ease of use from the sand and rough.

 

The leading edge of the Hi-Toe Bigfoot is blunter and has a bevelled leading edge radius. Additionally, the middle is now flatter at 32mm wide and with added bounce towards the toe apex to help golfers with an outside in swing path and tendency for the strike location to be towards the toe. The trailing edge offers relief with a slight heel side reduction to help keep the leading edge low alongside allowing for versatility.

 

Deep CG pockets have been developed to increase spin, flight control and allow for mass to be redistributed to the sole. By creating bigger chambers this has allowed engineers to maximize the width of the sole.

 

Hi-Toe Big Foot benefits from the same Hi-Toe design technology with an increased toe height upwards of 5mm allowing a higher centre of gravity for a lower launch and more spin. Big Foot’s full-face scoring lines ensure consistent ball contact out of the rough and help increase spin on off-centre strikes.

 

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AVAILABILITY, SPECS & PRICING 

 

Available at retail beginning September 6 at an MRSP of $219.99 CAD, Hi-Toe Big Foot wedges will be offered in 58° & 60° lofts (RH only) and come equipped with a KBS Hi-REV 2.0 115g (steel) or UST Recoil w/SmacWrap 65g (graphite) shaft with a Golf Pride Tour Velvet burgundy 360 GEC grip.