TAYLORMADE GOLF ADDS TO THE SERIES OF P•700 IRONS WITH THE ALL-NEW P•7MB, P•7MC AND P•770 IRONS

THE ACCLAIMED P•700 SERIES UPGRADED BY TWO PURE PLAYERS IRONS AND A REVOLUTIONARY COMPACT DISTANCE IRON THAT FITS A WIDE RANGE OF GOLFERS

CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 10, 2020) - TaylorMade Golf, the industry leader in innovation and technology, today announces the all-new P•7MB, P•7MC and P•770 irons. With the latest additions to the acclaimed P Series, TaylorMade now offers a full lineup of meticulously crafted players irons that align craftsmanship, performance and unmatched aesthetics.

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P•770 – LET THE SIBLING RIVALRY BEGIN

Only carrying the name of the previous generation, the newly released P•770 iron represents a new level of aesthetics and performance within the TaylorMade lineup. Constructed from a forged hollow body with SpeedFoam™ injection and advanced tungsten weighting, this latest model is more akin to its powerhouse sibling the P•790.

Extensive data tells us that P•790 is played by golfers within a broad handicap range – stretching from +4 all the way to 25. While many better players covet the distance and forgiveness of P•790, additional feedback revealed the desire for a more compact head shape while also achieving higher launch with long irons and additional spin. This revelation sparked the development of P•770. This generational iron was forged from the same DNA as P•790, relying on advanced materials and innovative technologies to push the boundaries of distance, feel and performance. Delivering it all in a compact players iron shape.

Designed to deliver P•790-like performance in a smaller package, the all-new P•770 leverages forged hollow body construction to pack as much distance and forgiveness as possible into a compact player’s shape.

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PLAYER-INSPIRED SHAPING & PREMIUM AESTHETICS

In comparison to its sibling, the P•770 has a thinner topline, narrower sole and shorter blade length. The smaller construction helps inspire confidence at address, while also promoting enhanced workability and control.

A high-buff polish and Tour satin finish deliver a unified look across this segment of the P Series. This intentional design aesthetic allows the company to better address the growing demand for combo sets. In recent years, golfers both on Tour and at the amateur level have elected to build combo sets to optimize performance from top to bottom. With the clean aesthetics of P•770, golfers can easily match them with P•7MC or P•790 to create a combo set that looks cohesive in the bag.

P•770 PACKS A PUNCH

Given the compact head shape, P•770 punches above its weight class. Company testing shows that it’s within a few yards of the larger P•790. Pound for pound, the performance is equally as impressive.

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P•770 relies on a series of proven technologies to generate explosive power and distance. Firstly, the forged hollow body is constructed of 8620 soft carbon steel with a thin 4140 steel face to promote fast ball speeds. Also within the face is Progressive Inverted Cone Technology, which is now uniquely positioned in each P•770 iron to both increase the sweet spot and minimize the effects of common mis-hits.  ICT is positioned in the centre of the face on mid irons and more towards the toe on long irons to deliver performance exactly where golfers need it the most.

SpeedFoam™ debuted in the original P•790 irons and continues to play a pivotal role in the performance of P•770. The ultra-light urethane foam injected inside the head is engineered to push the design limits of face speed while simultaneously improving feel.

The company’s patented Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ (3-7 iron) is engineered for increased ball speed and distance while protecting performance on shots hit low on the face. These collaborative technologies allow for enhanced flexibility, more ball speed and greater forgiveness on off-centre shots.

However, because P•770 is a smaller head shape it naturally offers less forgiveness than P•790. To offset this, engineers boosted MOI by strategically positioning tungsten weights within each head. Present in the 3-7 irons and weighing up to 46 grams, the tungsten inserts are positioned towards the toe for precise CG placement and increased forgiveness.

P•770 – SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY

Available for preorder on August 14 and at retail beginning September 4, P•770 irons ($1,649.99 CAD for 7-piece set) will be offered in 3-PW/AW and come equipped with KBS Tour steel shafts (X 130g, S 120g) as well as the Golf Pride Z-Grip in grey/black. Available in RH and LH.

 

P•7MC & P•7MB – PURE, BUTTERY, ORGANIC STEEL

Designed with insights from the game’s best ball strikers, both P•7MC and P•7MB have been meticulously crafted to the highest quality to create the best feeling iron possible. As a contemporary take on classic designs, each iron set is built to blend aesthetics, performance and a purist feel.

COMPACT GRAIN FORGING

TaylorMade Golf Company continues its trend of going beyond the traditional to develop products that exceed expectation at every level of the game. With the new Compact Grain Forging™ process, the company relies on a 2,000-ton forging press to ensure that each P•7MC and P•7MB iron is formed with masterful precision and a tighter grain structure designed to provide the most solid, consistent feel possible.

 

The process uses up to 2-3 times the forging pressure commonly found in the golf industry. This additional force refines the microstructure, decreasing the grain size to improve the overall properties of the metal. The high pressure forging also produces a head that is near final in shape, requiring minimal hand polishing for a repeatable, precise geometry.

P•7MB – PERFORMANCE FOR THE GOLF PURIST

P•7MB is defined by its clean and elegant appearance. This beautifully crafted muscle back reflects a level of the game that we all aspire to.

 

The Tour-inspired shaping takes cues from Dustin Johnson’s Tour Prototype irons. They boast a thin topline, minimal offset (even less offset than the prior P•730 iron) and a narrow sole. Forged from 1025 carbon steel with a machine-milled face comprised of the most aggressive score lines in our arsenal, P•7MB represents the ultimate in shot making and control.

The all new P•7MB was designed for the best ball strikers in the world who demand surgical like control and a pure feel at impact. Contemporary aesthetics with a thin topline and slim sole creates a minimalist profile that appeals to the ultimate purist.

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Faceted muscle back geometry delivers a seamless blend of traditional performance with a contemporary look and design. With a mirrored surface across the backbar that allows light to reflect in multiple dimensions, this modern-era classic looks timeless in both the playing position and in the bag. The geometrical positioning of the backbar also delivers precise CG placement and mass properties for optimal performance at the game’s highest level.

P•7MB – SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY

Available for preorder on August 14 and at retail beginning September 4, P•7MB irons ($1,649.99 CAD for 7-piece set) will be offered in 3-PW and come equipped with KBS Tour steel shafts (X 130g, S 120g) as well as the Golf Pride Z-Grip in grey/black. Available in RH and LH.

 

P•7MC – COMPLETELY NEW, YET COMPLETELY CLASSIC

Inspired by Tour, the design features of P•7MC meets the standards of the game’s most discerning players. Classic shaping and minimal offset deliver control and precision, while perimeter weighting offers just the right touch of forgiveness.

 

The shape of this new muscle cavity was derived from the previous generation of P•750 irons – which has a cultish following on Tour as a favorite of Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff alike. In creating the new backbar geometry designed to elevate feel, engineers moved mass up behind the face to support the point of impact. During initial testing, Rory McIlroy immediately commented on the solid feel of the iron and the stability of the head through the strike zone – a discernable enhancement over the previous generation.

The P•7MC was designed specifically to answer the needs of Tour players. Every detail on this perimeter weighted classic muscle cavity design has been painstakingly crafted to the highest quality. From the Compact Grain Forging to the cavity geometry designed specifically for a more solid feel. The P•7MC is the perfect combination of performance, feel and shot making with a hint of forgiveness.

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A forged pattern within the cavity back pays homage to a long history of TaylorMade iron designs including the RAC TP blades as well the original P•750 and P•770 models. A subtly placed “T-Bug” with a high-buff finish is formed during the forging process as a sophisticated nod to craftsmanship and aesthetics. Completed with a Tour satin finish and muscle cavity geometry, P•7MC will visually match either P•7MB or P•770 in a combo set.

 

P•7MC – SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY

Available for preorder on August 14 and at retail beginning September 4, P•7MC irons ($1,649.99 CAD in 7-piece set) will be offered in 3-PW and come equipped with KBS Tour steel shafts (X 130g, S 120g) as well as the Golf Pride Z-Grip in grey/black. Available in RH and LH.

THE NUMBERS GAME: MIZUNO UNVEILS NEW JPX921 IRON SERIES

3RD GENERATION CHROMOLY INCLUDING FIRST FULL BODY FORGED IRONS

Mizuno, the Japanese equipment manufacturer long renowned for its expertise in the manufacture of irons, has unveiled its new JPX921 Series of irons engineered with one intention – to improve on-course performance for golfers. The series features the use of Chromoly in a full-body forged iron for the very first time.

ATLANTA – (August 10, 2020) – Mizuno, founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1906, has long held an enviable industry and tour-wide reputation for crafting the very finest irons in the game, offering golfers the ultimate blend of looks, feel and workability.

The JPX Series irons led a resurgence for Mizuno, starting with the JPX900 Tour and more recently the JPX919 Tour, residing in the bag of the back-to-back 2017/2018 US Open and 2018/2019 PGA champion. Now Mizuno has unveiled the next evolution of JPX – the JPX921 Series, a highly engineered family of irons that has been developed alongside Mizuno’s comprehensive custom-fitting program to deliver exceptional performance and help all golfers get the very most from their games.

The new family comprises JPX921 Forged, integrating the power of Chromoly into a full body forged iron for the very first time, JPX921 Tour, JPX921 Hot Metal and Hot Metal Pro, with each model engineered to help enhance performance for particular swing types. The JPX921 Forged offers the fastest ball speeds Mizuno has ever produced from a fully forged iron; JPX921 Tour blends precision with enhanced stability from off-center strikes; the JPX921 Hot Metal and Hot Metal Pro represent the 3rd generation of Mizuno irons to be crafted from high-strength Chromoly 4140M. Despite design differences, all members of the JPX921 family of irons are unmistakably Mizuno in profile and sensation through impact.

“Applying the potential of Chromoly means that the JPX921 irons hold their own in any simulator test –without having to crank #7 iron lofts at all cost. Look, feel, launch, spin and landing angles have to be right through the set. Ultimately what sets Mizuno irons apart,” says David Llewellyn Director of R&D for Mizuno.

 

JPX921 Forged / Faster, Forged, First

The JPX921 Forged iron integrates the power of Chromoly into a full body forged iron for the very first time. Initially applied in Mizuno’s Hot Metal irons – Chromoly has made the cross over to Mizuno’s forgings with staggering results. Testing shows the fastest ball speeds Mizuno has ever produced from a fully forged iron.

Grain Flow Forged HD in Mizuno’s legendary facility in Hiroshima Japan, the JPX921 Forged irons offer an identifiable and unsurpassed Mizuno feel. The integration of Chromoly 4120 allows for a clubface up to 0.5mm thinner which delivers the fastest ball speeds Mizuno has ever produced from a full-body Forged iron.

Additional perimeter weighting with toe bias creates a Stability Frame to maximize results from off-center strikes, while a 6.4% wider CNC back milled slot further increases stability.

Despite this, the JPX921 Forged irons offer a sleeker, compact profile – a shorter blade length throughout, a beveled trailing edge, and reduced offset. The feel is that of a traditional forged iron as the JPX921 Forged gets noticeably sleeker through the set.

Availability: 4-GW RH
4&5 iron LH – Combines with 6-GW JPX921 Tour in SEL (see below)

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JPX921 Tour / The Chosen One

The most chosen Mizuno model on the Tour among non-contracted professionals – the JPX900 Tour and JPX919 Tour were both played to win Major Championships. The stunning new JPX921 Tour maintains its predecessor’s surprising fusion of precision with stability from off-center strikes. Now even thicker behind impact for an enhanced, softer feel with tour refined short irons for smoother turf interaction.

Grain Flow Forged HD from 1025E Pure Select Mild Carbon steel, the JPX921 Tour delivers an identifiable and unsurpassed Mizuno feel. In addition, Mizuno’s Stability Frame with toe bias weighting promotes a longer, straighter and more consistent ball flight, even on off-center strikes.

The shorter irons feature a narrower sole for improved turf interaction while a thicker cavity pad throughout the set, evolving from Mizuno’s study of vibration patterns, produces a harmonic impact that can be felt for a fraction longer.

With a pearl brush, anti-glare finish to minimize distractions over the ball, the JPX921 Tour offers the sharper, stripped-back functional look that the modern player appreciates.

Availability: 4-GW RH
6-GW LH – Combines with JPX921 Forged in SEL (see below)

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JPX921 Special Edition Leftie (SEL)

The first left-handed Mizuno JPX Tour irons since it’s conception in 2016. Built into a combination set with JPX921 Forged long irons (#3 and #4) and JPX921 Tour mid and short irons (#6-GW) for the perfectly balanced set up. Lofts have been pre-adjusted for perfect distance gapping between the models.

 

JPX921 Hot Metal / Chromoly 4140M

The JPX921 Hot Metal irons deliver Mizuno’s fastest ever ball speeds, a piercingly straight ball flight together with controllable landing angles. The JPX921 Hot Metal represents the 3rd generation of Mizuno irons to utilize the resilience of Chromoly – R&D generally accepts that any new technology needs three generations to reach near-optimal performance.

The JPX921 features Mizuno’s most complex face geometry to date, to produce additional energy from the clubface; the Hot Metal Pro version offering a more compact profile with reduced offset.

The use of Chromoly 4140M and a re-engineered CORTECH face, now 0.2mm thinner across the center point, creates exceptional ball speeds. These are further enhanced by the Seamless Cup Face featuring a variable thickness sole design that allows the leading edge to act as a hinge, generating greater flex.

Three additional sound ribs produce a more solid sensation at impact while extreme perimeter weighting and toe bias in Mizuno’s Stability Frame help to deliver greater consistency from off-center strikes.

“The introduction of Chromoly was the breakthrough Mizuno needed to take a step up in ball speed. We learn more about the potential of Chromoly with each generation and push it further each time,” says David Llewellyn.

Availability: 4-GW / RH & LH

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All JPX921 irons will be available through the Mizuno Custom Program, which offers one of the widest selections of no upcharge shafts and grips in the industry. It provides a comprehensive range of custom fitting options from state-of-the-art Mizuno Performance Centers across the United States as well as our expansive network of Mizuno Fitters that use the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer and high-tech Swing DNA software to pinpoint each customer’s best-performing specifications.

Mizuno has strived to “create the best products for consumers” for 114 years, and the entire JPX921 iron family adheres firmly to that original spirit and desire, while offering the best performance benefits that modern technology can bring. #nothingfeelslikeamizuno

For further information on the new JPX921 Series plus Mizuno’s full range of golf equipment, apparel and accessories visit: https://mizunogolf.com/us/. Stay up-to-date on all the latest golf news from Mizuno at @MizunoGolfNA on Instagram and Facebook at MizunoGolfNorthAmerica

MSRPs

JPX921 Forged $1,399.95
JPX921 Tour $1,299.95
JPX921 SEL $1,324.95
JPX921 Hot Metal Pro $999.95
JPX21 Hot Metal $999.95

 

About Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in greater Atlanta, Ga.

MORIKAWA’S MAJOR MOMENT

Team TaylorMade’s Collin Morikawa wins his first major – the PGA Championship – using TaylorMade’s SIM driver and TP5 ball

Carlsbad, Calif. (August 9th, 2020) – Since turning professional and joining Team TaylorMade in June 2019, Collin Morikawa has played stellar golf winning twice on the PGA TOUR in that timespan and has now collected his first major the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.

It was a course familiar to Collin, who played it more than a dozen times during his 4-year collegiate career at the University of California, Berkley. That experience proved to aid him down the stretch, as the event turned into a horse race with upwards of 8 players having a legitimate shot at the coveted Wanamaker Trophy.

The former California Golden Bear won his first major just miles away from the Golden Gate Bridge and his alma mater. Now the man who began his professional career with 22 consecutive made cuts, has as many majors as missed cuts. At just 23-years-old, the sky is the limit for this young champion.

Shooting a final round of 64 to win by two, Collin closed in spectacular fashion by driving the green on 16 with his SIM driver to make an eagle and get to -13 under for the tournament.

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Not only did Collin record the lowest final round of a PGA Champion, his score of 129 for the closing 36 holes was the lowest by a champion ever in men’s major golf history. Morikawa plays the SIM driver, SIM fairway and also the TaylorMade SIM rescue, which he added to the bag after the PGA TOUR re-start and has used to great effect in his earlier PGA TOUR win at the Workday Charity Open.

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Despite being a lifelong LA Dodgers fan, Collin carried the TaylorMade special staff bags for the week of the PGA Championship in San Francisco inspired by the city’s resident MLB team the SF Giants….he even made fun of it on his instagram account earlier in the week.

 

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NEED TO KNOW

  • Collin now has one major and two PGA TOUR wins under his belt since turning pro in June 2019
  • Collin is the third youngest winner of the PGA Championship at 23 years, 6 mths and 3 days
  • Morikawa has jumped to world no.5 in the OWGR ranking
  • Collin would actually be world no.1 if his OWGR points were divided by the 28 events he has played so far versus the minimum 40 divisor that the OWGR uses
  • Collin’s 64 was the lowest final round by a PGA Champion ever
  • Collin joins Jack, Tiger and Rory as the only players to win the PGA Championship at 23 years old
  • With his win, Morikawa now gets a lifetime exemption into the PGA Championship, as well as five year exemption in the Masters, US Open, The Open and PGA TOUR
  • Morikawa’s closing 36 holes was the lowest by any champion in men’s major history
  • Collin led the field at TPC Harding Park in SG: Total, SG: Putting, Driving Accuracy (%) and Approach Shot (proximity to the hole)
  • In his first 28 starts as a professional, Collin has 1 major, 2 PGA TOUR wins, 6 Top 10s and just one missed cut (Tiger’s record in his first 28 starts as a professional are 1 major, 6 PGA TOUR wins, 8 Top 10s and also just one missed cut)
  • Six of the Top 10 and ties at the PGA Championship trusted the TaylorMade SIM driver
  • Team TaylorMade athletes now occupy 4 of the Top 5 in the world spots: 1. Jon Rahm, 3. Rory McIlroy, 4. Dustin Johnson and 5. Collin Morikawa
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COLLIN MORIKAWA WITB

  • SIM 8.0 driver Tensei White 70TX
  • SIM 14.0 fairway Diamana D+ 80TX
  • SIM Max Rescue Tensei White 100TX
  • P750 4-5 DG X100
  • P730 6-PW DG X100
  • MG2 52° and 60°
  • TP Juno
  • TP5 #5

Srixon Introduces the Second-Generation Soft Feel BRITE Golf Balls

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Aug. 3, 2020 — SRIXON®, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the launch of the second-generation Soft Feel BRITE. The Srixon Soft Feel BRITE golf balls are available in BRITE Orange™, BRITE Red™, and BRITE Green™ and are now available in North America.

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“Soft Feel BRITE delivers all the benefits of the Soft Feel golf ball with additional matte color offerings,” said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Srixon. “With the addition of the FastLayer Core, Soft Feel BRITE provides the total package of enhanced distance, feel, and visibility.”

 

The Srixon Soft Feel BRITE is a golf ball designed specifically for golfers who value feel, but require enhanced visibility in their golf ball.

 

Soft Feel BRITE features Srixon’s softest FastLayer Core to date. The FastLayer Core starts soft in the center and transitions to a firmer perimeter, which offers equal parts distance and feel.

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Furthermore, Soft Feel BRITE delivers improved visibility due to Srixon’s Matte Visual Performance Technology, while the 338 Speed Dimple Pattern helps reduce drag at launch and increase lift during descent.

 

Play by feel and add a touch of color with the all-new Soft Feel BRITE.

 

Key Technologies:

  • FastLayer Core: With a soft center that gradually transitions to a firm outer edge, the FastLayer Core gives Soft Feel BRITE incredible feel and great distance off the tee.
  • Matte Visual Performance: Three BRITE color options – Red, Orange, and Green – deliver enhanced visibility so it’s easy to track and find the golf ball.
  • 338 Speed Dimple Pattern: To get more distance overall and better performance in the wind, Speed Dimples reduce drag at launch and increase lift during descent.
  • Soft Thin Cover: Provides more greenside spin and softer feel on all pitches, chips, and putts.

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The Srixon Soft Feel BRITE golf balls are now available at a MAP of $21.99 per dozen.

I’m Working Here

As I sit here in what seems to be the “Dog Days of Summer” with sweltering heat and nary a breath of wind, I have a question for all of you. I think that the question I pose is a relatively fair one, and it’s a question that I’m asking out of nothing more than simple idle curiosity. So, here goes.

When you go to the driving range, do you want to be left alone and just focus on yourself, or do you welcome conversation about the mechanics of the golf swing?

I ask because the following story is a situation that arose the other day during a “focused” session at a nearby facility (Brock Golf Course).

Lately, since receiving a new set of SUB 70 699 Pro irons (that review here) my practice approach has taken on a renewed intensity. What some of you may not realize is that I took a kick at the proverbial can of playing professionally in some Mini-Tour events a few years ago. The timing was as poor as my results (see embarrassing). At the time, I was going through a complete swing reconstruction, however, I have no regrets because it got me valuable tournament experience (I had none prior) and as it turns out, I inadvertently invested in Canada’s Michael Gligic (while playing on The Great Lakes Tour). Too bad, my health got in the way for good measure. So here I am, thinking about it once again. I turn 50 in less than two years and with it, I get the equivalent of a “sort of” golf vasectomy. So, I’m thinking about playing in competition again and I’m working towards it in every way.

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Loving the graphite-shafted SUB 70 699 Pro irons.

Every now and again, I fall into a trap of working on things where I lose my sense of feel as it relates to the golf swing. I wrote an article earlier this season in which, to sum up, I screwed myself over getting too mechanical while practicing in isolation. It took a while to break the habits in my swing that I suddenly had acquired. I had a serious issue with hitting blocks. A shot shape that I’ve never had, and then shortly thereafter I had an issue with hitting pulls as I was coming out of “the blocks” and the pulls, those were eerie Hell! It grossed me out. Since then, I have rectified both misses and my sessions have gone extremely well. Phew! (insert wiping off brow here).

It feels great, and in a way, it feels like I’m in cruise control. My typical shot shape has returned, straight to baby draw. The shot shape that I know and trust. Which gets me to the point of this article.

The other day I went into the Pro Shop at Brock Golf Course, purchased my bucket of balls, found some grass in the hitting area, and dropped off my balls and golf bag there. Typically, I spend time on the putting green working on my putting stroke, and then head over to the chipping/pitching area to work on my short game. This day was no different. Like I said, my focus has suddenly changed. Now that I’m sitting here, thinking about it. My focus began to change on the back nine during a recent round with a friend. I felt the competitive juices start to flow within myself and rise to the surface.

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Feeling the flow. About to ride the bronco.

As I was working on my short-game, I noticed that a woman was watching me closely from the range. Upon finishing up my short-game practice I slowly meandered over to where my golf bag awaited and standing beside my golf bag was… the woman. We exchanged pleasantries and she sat down. I worked with my Orange Whip and she asked if it was an Orange Whip Trainer to which I responded “Yes ma’am, it is! It’s been in my bag for 5 or 6 years”. “May I see it?” sure, why not? I have hand sanitizer in the golf bag. So now, I’m engaged in an ongoing conversation. Honestly, I didn’t mind. But then the conversation took a turn.

From out of nowhere, she starts talking about the golf swing after I make a few swings with my wedge, settling into my routine. She starts talking about a whole bunch of technical thoughts, about seven of them (my head was spinning after the third) and she’s demonstrating them sounding like a robotic parrot. Demonstrating all sorts of angles and why they’re happening, she explained that she’s been struggling with her swing. In the interest of transparency, I feel that I should say that while I was practicing my short-game, I casually glanced over and observed her making swings. It was a series of thins and fats. I realized that she was looking for some free swing tips, and I vaguely recollected her from last year too. It was the pitch of her voice that stood out.

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The more that she spoke, the more that I felt she felt like this. 

Realizing that she was likely working with someone (I never, ever talk or help someone that’s already working with another instructor) I asked her “So, who do you work with?” She ignored the question and continued with technical speak about the golf swing without missing a beat or taking a breath. So I asked her again, “Who do you work with?” she finally responds. “Why do you ask?” So I explained to her, “I ask because, you ma’am, are way too mechanical for your own good”. An allegation that she denied and debunked saying nothing more than “No” and walked away. As she walked away, I said to her “Have a fantastic day!” That was the end of the conversation. By the way, I’m doing this as I’m working through my routine making swings.

I don’t mind talking on the range, and I don’t mind discussing the golf swing. But if you’re going to fill my head or anyone else’s with swing thoughts and not be open to hearing what others think.  Keep them to yourself and leave me or others the heck alone. After all, I’m working here.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee