The title is quick and to the point. No sense in mincing words when it comes to talking about a guy who can overpower Major Championship golf courses the way that Brooks Koepka has.

For some reason or another the golfing fan, in general, is not enamored with Koepka and personally, I don’t I understand it. He exemplifies what the modern professional golfer is about nowadays. He’s the perfect blend of a workout machine and neatly intersects where golf technology and Kinesiology meet. Thus creating the proverbial “video game athlete”. Much fun (in jest) has been made of what would comprise of his Champion’s Dinner in the event that he won The Masters. A protein shake bar with all of the fixings like Kale, Quinoa, Peanut Butter, and Ginger Root to say the least all being readily available.

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Photo Credit: Globe and Mail

But the reality is that he’s a machine and if you think about it, Brooks has already put together a Hall of Fame-worthy career together. He has four Major Championships to his name and it certainly is easy to see him capturing more. Think about it… he has four and according to my figures (round figures) he’s about a quarter of the way to 18 Majors. I’m not putting pressure on Koepka but is 18 or 19 a number that the 29-year-old can approach or overtake? A lot would have to fall into place neatly and he would have to stay healthy for it to happen. But it is entirely possible.

Koepka is downright dangerous in Major Championships. Yes, Brooks has borderline superhuman strength or so his growing legend would have you believe. But if there’s a variable that he has that some of his competitors may not it’s his mental toughness. He’s shown that he can hit towering drives, hit delicate approach shots into greens and make putts when he needs to. But he also has shown us in consecutive U.S. Open’s (2017 and 2018) that he has the uncanny ability to win an event when it’s a battle of attrition. Mental toughness when things are seemingly spiraling downward and out of control. But he gets himself righted and finds a way to win.

Look no further than Sunday at the 2019 PGA Championship this past weekend at Bethpage State Park on the insanely difficult Black Course which measured a paltry 7,500 yards this past weekend for the field. He jumped out to a quick lead on Day One and never looked back. The final round proved to be more interesting than it should have been as his seemingly untouchable lead was within reach. But in a similar fashion, like I’ve already alluded to he held on and got some help along the way to win yet another Major “Battle of Attrition”. The cream of the crop rose to the top at Bethpage State Park and the 2019 PGA Championship. Kopeka (-8) and runner-up Dustin Johnson (-6) were six and four shots respectively ahead of the nearest competition. Going to show once again that if you grow out courses and penalize misses you can protect a golf course and their architect even with technology and player development being at the forefront.

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Photo Credit: CNN

I like Brooks Koepka. He speaks his mind and isn’t shy about criticizing other players or issues that are seemingly wrong with the game of golf. Look at his comment regarding slow play stating that it was “kind of embarrassing” or the latest of infamous tantrums of Sergio Garcia earlier this year. He sounds off on the same things that I do and in a way, he’s like my “spirit animal”. Golf really does need more notable guys like him to sound off and call out their peers or state what’s wrong with the game on TOUR or otherwise. I commend Brooks on doing this guy and more importantly congratulations on your 4th Major.

 

Koepka’s WITB

TaylorMade Golf M5 10.5* (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX)

TaylorMade Golf M2 Tour HL 16.5* (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX)

Nike Golf Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron (Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X)

Mizuno Golf JPX 919 Tour 4-PW (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)

Vokey Design SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S); Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08M) (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SLT T10

Titleist Pro V1x

 

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All customization options on Ben Hogan Golf Equipment are always FREE including the most prominent shaft on TOUR – Dynamic Gold

When the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company re-launched back in 2015 it was a time of excitement and a near sense or relief. A name that should always be connected to golf it was a sad day when the Ben Hogan name all but disappeared.

When the brand launched their Ft. Worth 15, TK Wedges and later the PTx irons (to name a few) the shaft options weren’t plentiful. Not that there’s anything wrong with KBS Tour shafts (I love them) golfers always like to have few options available to them. In a recent press release the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company announced that True Temper was going to be included to its steel shaft assortment. True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts have long been the standard which all steel shafts have been compared to and the venerable low launching shaft is among several offerings from True Temper that Ben Hogan will now offer its consumer.

Please see the press release below.

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Fort Worth, Texas –  Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, LLC, manufacturer of premium golf clubs, golf bags, and accessories, announced today that the company has added True Temper’s Dynamic Golf Shaft to their host of shaft offerings.

Unlike most golf equipment companies, the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company offers length, lie, grip and shaft customization without any upcharge. Now, customers can choose from three golf shaft manufacturers; KBS Tour Series in steel, UST Recoil in graphite, and NOW the widely popular Dynamic Gold Series in steel.

With the addition of Dynamic Gold shafts to their assortment (including R-300, S-300 and X-100 flexes) the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company will now offer all irons and wedges in three (3) distinct weights: lightweight KBS Tour 90 (stiff) – 102 grams; standard weight KBS Tour V (stiff) – 110 grams, and tour weight True Temper Dynamic Gold (S-300) – 130 grams.

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The Dynamic Gold Golf Shaft Family employs a Variable Wall Technology and a tour-proven step pattern to provide exceptional performance for serious golfer. This high-flex, tour-weight steel golf shaft is designed for skilled players seeking a low, penetrating ball flight for optimum control and accuracy.

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About Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company:

Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company manufactures premium golf clubs and golf bags, and is committed to continue Ben Hogan’s reputation of innovation, performance and classical designs. The company is based in Fort Worth, Texas, Ben Hogan’s longtime home and the site of the original Company which opened in 1953. The Company offers their premium products online at http://www.benhogangolf.com exclusively. By eliminating the retail “middleman”, the Company’s cost structure is minimized and consumers are able to purchase high-quality golf equipment at factory-direct prices. For more information on the new “Factory Direct” pricing structure, please review the Company’s video:

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