Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TaylorMade introduces the SLDR Driver

Coming in August is the newest technology from TaylorMade.  It's called the SLDR(Slider).  They have moved the center of gravity more forward in the club head to achieve higher launch and lower spin.  This is the recipe for distance!  The moveable weight technology comes in the form of a sliding weight that goes from the toe to the heel depending on what ball flight you want.  The loft is also adjustable.  It will produce a high, penetrating ball flight.  When it hits the ground it will run because of the low spin imparted on the ball.  The head doesn't look as flashy as the R1 or the RBZ Stage 2, which I like.  Numerous tour professionals have already put them into their bag.  Demos will be available in early August.  Come out and try before you buy!  More information on the club can be found at www.taylormadegolf.com

Monday, July 15, 2013

John Deere wrap up

The young 19 year old Jordan Spieth outlasted some great players to win the John Deere Classic yesterday.  I was very impressed by his composure throughout the event and especially in the 5 hole playoff.  It was almost as if he had been there before.  Zach Johnson was almost distracted by his play.  I think Johnson just assumed that the other 2 guys would just fold because they had not won before and also the fact that he "owns" the John Deere classic, having won it before.  Spieth did not fold.  The only thing that he will be folding is some more clothes for his trip to the British Open this week.  He received a spot in the event by winning this week.  He was one of the youngest winners ever on the PGA Tour.  He has a great swing and a great attitude.  Look for him atop the leader boards more often.  Check out the entire story at: www.pgatour.com

 Beyond his years

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Anchor Ban

The anchoring stops in 2016.  The USGA and the R & A have decided to ban anchoring a golf club against your body to swing it.  4 of the last 6 majors in mens golf have been won by someone who anchors the putter.  I thought the Masters this year was great to watch.  It was one of the most exciting tournaments that I have watched in a long time.  Was it more exciting because Adam Scott won?  He anchors his putter by the way..I don't know.  The only thing I can tell you is that golf needs all the spark it can get by both the players and the fans.  I think this rule will take a little sizzle out of it.  I guess the rule needs to be implemented.  I think you should "swing" the club.  There will probably be lots to talk about as we get closer to the rule being put into effect.