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

 

Srixon Announces the New Q-STAR TOUR: Tour Performance for Moderate Swing Speeds

I had the opportunity and privilege to test the Q-Star Tour golf ball from Srixon Golf in 2017 when they came out. That testing went very well and more to the point it was a golf ball that packed a ton of punch at a very affordable price point (Please see the review here). The golf ball was long and had great greenside performance. In fact, the 2017 Q-Star Tour is still one of my go-to golf balls and I had it in play as recently as yesterday.

Srixon Golf has been busy as of late. They recently introduced an 11th Generation Soft Feel golf ball, a new Z Series product range of irons and metalwoods and now the introduction of a new Q-Star Tour golf ball.

Some of the key features of the new Q-Star Tour include:

  • Third Generation Spin Skin. A coating which provides more approach spin from any lie.
  • A soft thin urethane cover.
  • A drag reducing 338 Speed Dimple Pattern which reduces drag while increasing lift.

For more details on this new and improved ball offering from Srixon Golf please see the following press release from Marketing and Communications Specialist for Cleveland and Srixon Golf Noelle Zavaleta.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Sept. 1, 2018 — SRIXON®, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the launch of the second generation Q-STAR TOUR golf ball. The Srixon Q-STAR TOUR is available in Pure White™ and Tour Yellow™ and officially launches in North America on September 1, 2018.

 

“The Q-STAR TOUR golf ball is a tour-caliber, urethane cover golf ball priced lower than some of our competitor’s two-piece offerings,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development.

 

Designed specifically for skilled players with moderate swing speeds who demand the performance and feel of a tour golf ball, the second generation Q-STAR TOUR offers all-around performance. Q-STAR TOUR features a tour urethane cover, three-piece construction, and lower-compression core to provide maximum distance, feel, and tour-level greenside control. The new Q-STAR TOUR is tour on the outside, soft on the inside.

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Key Technologies:

  • Enhanced with Third Generation Spin Skin Coating, the soft, elastic coating creates more greenside spin and better approach spin from any lie, especially from the rough.
  • A soft, thin Tour Urethane Cover provides tour-caliber greenside spin for total control.
  • The advanced core construction of the Energetic Gradient Growth Core promotes seamless energy transfer to maximize distance and optimize ball performance on every shot.
  • The aerodynamic 338 Speed Dimple Pattern reduces drag and increases lift for maximum distance and a more stable, penetrating ball flight in any wind conditions.

“In addition to having a cover that’s as soft as golf balls priced near $50 per dozen, this new Q-STAR TOUR features our low-drag, tour dimple pattern for more distance and a next-generation spin skin coating for more greenside spin,” Brunski said. “It is an extraordinary amount of performance packed into a ball that’s engineered to perform best for golfers who don’t swing at tour player speeds.”

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Independent Test Results:

 

Srixon worked with Golf Laboratories to conduct independent, outdoor robot testing of the new Q-STAR TOUR golf ball against key competitors. The results show how Q-STAR TOUR provides optimal tee-to-green performance at an incredible value:

 

  • The Energetic Gradient Growth Core helps reduce backspin while working together with the 338 Speed Dimple pattern to generate longer driver distance compared to higher-compression tour balls. The Q-STAR TOUR also creates lower sidespin, resulting in more accurate drives than higher-priced options.
  • The Q-STAR TOUR, compared to the tour balls tested against it, produced better distance control and a tighter overall dispersion area for precise iron play.
  • Srixon’s Q-STAR TOUR deliver the same tour-level control as substantially more expensive golf balls due to Srixon’s proprietary Spin Skin technology.

The Srixon Q-STAR TOUR golf ball officially launches in North America on September 1, 2018, at a MAP of $29.99 per dozen.

Until The Next Tee!!

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Srixon Introduces the New 2018 Z Series, Woods and Irons Crafted for Tour Performance

When Srixon Golf released the Z65 product range during the latter part of 2016 golf consumers witnessed something special. The metalwood line-up met rave reviews. Meanwhile, the irons were without a doubt the prettiest, sexiest and performance packed irons that I had the pleasure to make swings with at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show. In my opinion, the iron range felt as great as any of the ultra-premium JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) brands available (Miura, Vega etc). So how does a company like Srixon Golf follow up a line-up like that?

Please allow me to introduce the new Z Series for 2018. With the latest iteration of the “Z” product range the Z85 line-up boasts more distance. Through innovations like stronger titanium and a cup face construction. Srixon Golf staffers like Keegan Bradley have stated that this driver is longer, faster and better. The metalwoods are designed with more forgiveness in mind. To achieve this Srixon Golf R&D moved the weight out towards the perimeter more.

Meanwhile, when looking at the irons Srixon Golf designed the new Z 85 irons (Z 585 and Z 785 respectively) off of the heralded success of the Z 65 iron range. Srixon Golf touts the Z 785 as their best feeling forged iron ever. Furthermore, Srixon Golf improved their “V.T Sole” for better turf interaction. The Z 585 are formed in a similar way however Srixon has added a speed groove for improved distance control.

For more information please refer to the press release below as shared by Noelle Zavaleta. Ms. Zavaleta is the Marketing Communications Specialist for Srixon Golf. Stay tuned!!!

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Aug. 27, 2018 — Srixon®, a global leader in golf equipment and innovation, announces the launch of the new Z Series, tour-proven woods and irons crafted for the best players in the world. Srixon’s 2018 Z Series officially launches in North America on September 14, 2018.

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The new Z Series Woods present a revolution in woods performance, delivering the most powerful suite of offerings from Srixon. The full line of Z Series Woods feature advanced materials to help amplify your long game.

 

“The new Z Series Woods are pretty easy to explain: they’re long,” said Marketing Director Brian Schielke. “Longer than our past woods, and longer than the competition. Our stronger, faster titanium, combined with cup face construction is totally unique, totally different from everything out there, and it really shows up both on a launch monitor and on the course.”

The Z Series Drivers will boost your speed and distance off the tee with the Ti51AF Cup Face. This cup face is the thinnest, lightest, strongest, and hottest driver face Srixon has ever produced.

“This driver’s faster. This driver’s longer. This driver’s better,” said Keegan Bradley. “It’s really coming off hot and straight. It’s very forgiving and the sweet spot is really big.”

Featuring a lightweight carbon crown, Z Series Woods shift the weight to the perimeter, offering more forgiveness and less offline dispersion.

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The Z 785 Driver promotes a low-spin, penetrating trajectory in a tour preferred look and profile; meanwhile, the Z 585 Driver promotes higher, straighter drives with additional forgiveness on off-center strikes.

 

The same powerful technologies that deliver more speed, distance and forgiveness are present in the Z F85 Fairway Woods and Z H85 Hybrids.

 

Key Innovations Inside Z Series Woods:

 

  • Ti51AF Cup Face – Stronger, lighter and faster. The new Ti51AF Cup Face produces exceptional ball speed for greater distance.
  • Lightweight Carbon Crown – The lightweight carbon crown moves mass to the perimeter for more forgiving and accurate drives.
  • Quick Tune System – Effortlessly adjust swing weights in both drivers, while the Z 785 Driver allows for additional adjustments to loft, lie and face angle with the Quick Tune System.
  • Premium Shafts – The Handcrafted Project X HZRDUS shaft is a top-performing tour shaft and is the stock offering in the Z 785 Driver.

“A big key for me is accuracy,” said Graeme McDowell. “I love the bulge and roll look to this head, and I really feel like I can hit a lot of fairways with it. It’s just a beautiful looking driver that’s got a nice high launch and looks like the ball wants to topple over and get max distance.”

 

The Z Series Woods officially launch in North America on September 14, 2018, at a MAP of $499.99 for the Z 785 Driver, $399.99 for the Z 585 Driver, $249.99 for the Z F85 Fairway Woods and $229.99 for the Z H85 Hybrids.

 

Z Series Irons

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Building upon the success of our previous generation, the new Z Series Irons offer tour-validated designs with a soft forged feel. Cutting-edge technologies that help enhance distance, workability and feel, the new Z Series Irons are built to perform.

 

“The Z 785 and Z 585 Irons are yet another step forward for Srixon as we continue to produce some of the highest-performing irons designed for better players,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development.

 

The Z 785 Irons feature a tour cavity, providing additional mass behind the impact location for increased shot-shaping ability and versatility. The Z 585 Irons feature an added speed groove, which allows for more face-flex, enhancing ball speed and distance.

 

Both irons offer an updated Tour V.T. Sole for smoother turf interaction and more consistent ball striking, while the forged construction from the soft 1020 carbon steel provides a better feel through impact.

 

“The forged carbon steel Z 785 muscle-backs are the best feeling irons we’ve ever made, featuring best-in-class turf interaction from the Tour V.T. Sole, and enhanced control from deeper, sharper grooves,” said Brunski.

 

“Meanwhile, the Z 585s are similarly forged; though feature a high-strength steel face for more ball speed – now with an added speed groove for even more consistent distance control. Outstanding feel, control and distance from two lines which can be seamlessly blended together into a mixed set.”

 

Building on the most recent success of the Z U65 Utility Iron, the new Z U85 Utility Iron features a hollow, forged construction for a high-launch trajectory, soft feel, and unmatched distance. The utility irons offer an iron-like address profile making them perfect to create the ideal combo set with the Z 785 or Z 585 Irons depending on player preference.

 

“We already know that Srixon has one of the best forged irons on the market,” McDowell said. “The stats say that. Tour players choose it, even when they don’t have to. It sits great behind the ball and has that nice, soft buttery feel off the face.”

 

Key Innovations Inside Z Series Irons:

  • Forged Construction – Forged from soft 1020 carbon steel, Srixon’s Z Series Irons offer a better feel and less vibration through impact.
  • Tour V.T. Sole Provides more consistent ball striking with smoother turf interaction.
  • Speed Groove – A new internal channel on the SUP10 face insert within the Z 585 Irons allows for more face-flex, enhancing ball speed and distance.
  • Tour Cavity – Available solely in the Z 785 Irons, extra mass behind your impact location allows for powerful shot shaping with increased versatility.

“When I’m putting the club behind the ball I have to be full of confidence and this club looks unbelievable,” said Russell Knox. “The new Srixon Z 785 Iron is exactly how I want an iron to look. It’s very easy to hit, and I know I’m going to hit a very good shot even before I hit it. The sweet spot’s massive.”

 

The Srixon Z Series Irons officially launch in North America on September 14, 2018, at a MAP of $999.99 for 7-piece steel ($1,199.99 for 7-piece graphite) for the Z 585 and Z 785 Irons, while the U85 Utility Iron MAP at a price of $199.99.

Until The Next Tee!!