Golf News – April 19, 2017

Breakout Win At Hilton Head With Dynamic Gold And Project X HZRDUS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 18, 2017) – The winner of the RBC Heritage claimed his first PGA TOUR career victory with Dynamic Gold and Project X HZRDUS in the bag this past weekend.

The native South Carolinian came from behind on Sunday and took the lead with a birdie on the 15th hole. He won the Hilton Head event by one stroke and became the third rookie this season to win on the PGA TOUR.

What’s In the Bag:

The RBC Heritage winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts (4-9; PW); Dynamic Gold S400 shafts (AW, SW, LW); Project X HZRDUS Red 75 (3-wood)

• 8 of the top 10 finishers trusted shafts by True Temper in their bag

• #1 iron shaft: 88 sets of irons shafts by True Temper in play

• #1 wedge shaft: 352 wedge shafts by True Temper in play

• 18 2016-2017 PGA TOUR Season events won with shafts by True Temper

Find more information about Dynamic Gold at truetemper.com and follow “TrueTemperGolf” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Find more information about HZRDUS at pxshaft.com. Follow “ProjectXGolf” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Johnny Morris, Tiger Woods And The Payne Stewart Family Partner To Create The First TGR Design Public Access Golf Course In America

RIDGEDALE, MISSOURI – Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris today announced a collaborative partnership with 79-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods and the Payne Stewart family that includes plans to create the first-ever public access golf courses designed by TGR Design, a world-class championship golf course and a family friendly short course at Big Cedar Lodge, further establishing the resort as “America’s Next Great Golf Destination.”

The partnership grew from a vision to connect more people to nature by growing the game of golf and outdoor recreation with premier golf, angling and shooting experiences unlike anywhere else in the world. Beyond the championship course, the expansive partnership includes plans for a future Woods-designed par-3 “short course” on Big Cedar property.

Scheduled to open in 2019 and named in honor of the late Payne Stewart, the new “Payne’s Valley” Golf Course will be the first completed fully public-access course in the world designed by Tiger Woods’ design firm TGR Design. Being built to showcase the region’s natural beauty, the championship course will feature an extraordinarly dramatic 19th hole, “The Rock,” that can be used to settle unfinished wagers. The hole was envisioned by nature-loving Morris, and is set in one of the most dramatic geological features imaginable. The challenging but player-friendly walkable course will have an unforgettable finish where golfers will actually traverse through a breathtaking natural cavern system to return to the clubhouse after completing the 19th hole.

“I couldn’t be more proud to partner with Johnny Morris to debut my first public-access courses at Big Cedar Lodge,” said Tiger Woods. “Johnny’s incredible passion for connecting people of all ages and walks of life to nature is truly inspiring. Together we’re tremendously excited to create a publicly accessible world-class golf experience in the center of America.”

The “Payne’s Valley” Course will pay tribute to the legacy of the late Payne Stewart, a friend of both Morris and Woods as well as an Ozarks native who won 11 PGA TOUR events, including three Major championships. Stewart and his father Bill Stewart were instrumental in helping to establish golf in the region and nationally. To further honor Stewart’s legacy, Morris, with the help of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is also creating The Payne Stewart Learning Facility, an extraordinary practice facility that will contain a tribute museum displaying Stewart’s personal trophies, scorecards, apparel, equipment, photos and more.

A driving force in the vision behind the partnership with Johnny, Tiger and the Stewart family in expanding golf amenities is a desire to help families – and especially youth – spend time enjoying nature and the great outdoors. For Morris, whose childhood fishing experiences with his family helped define his lifelong passion for nature, it represents a gift to pass down and share with future generations. Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in connecting families to the outdoors.

In conjunction with the new course, Morris will open a local chapter of The First Tee, a nonprofit youth development organization that provides educational programs to build character, instill values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The new chapter will include ongoing youth programming at the course to ensure kids of all ages and skill levels have the opportunity to develop their golf skills while enjoying the outdoors.

Payne’s Valley Course will be a fitting complement to the overall diverse golf, angling and shooting experience at Big Cedar Lodge, which is emerging as America’s next great golf destination. The new course will be located adjacent to a new 13-hole short course designed by golf legend Gary Player (opening in 2017) and “Ozarks National,” an 18-hole championship course designed by acclaimed architects Coore & Crenshaw (debuting in 2018). The courses will join Big Cedar Lodge’s existing golf offerings, the 9-hole par-3 course designed by Jack Nicklaus, Top of the Rock, a 16-hole practice facility by the late Arnold Palmer, a 6,000-square-foot Tom Watson “Himalayan” putting complex, and the 18-hole championship course designed by Tom Fazio, Buffalo Ridge, hosts of the annual Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. Each course combines the natural beauty and stunning views of the surrounding Ozark Mountains with challenging play for golfers of all ages and skill levels. When combined with both future Tiger Woods courses, Big Cedar Lodge will offer guests access to world-class golf cementing its reputation as one of the premier golf and outdoor recreation destinations in the United States. Big Cedar Lodge is located on the shores of majestic Table Rock Lake and only ten minutes from a world-class jet center.

SuperStroke Golf: Offering Limited Edition Grips To Commemorate Garcia’s Masters Win

WIXOM, Mich. – SuperStroke Golf Grips are proud to announce the limited release of the Prototype SGP 1.0 putter grip. To commemorate Sergio Garcia’s winning score of 279 during the first major of the year, a limited number of 279 Prototype SGP 1.0 putter grips will be offered. This is the same model as used by Garcia in his first Major victory.

Developed as one of the prototypes that led to the creation of the GT and GTR families the SGP 1.0 features a classic pistol shape with a tacky polyurethane outer layer with SuperStroke’s signature Cross-Traction technology. Each grip comes packaged in a protective tube along with a certificate of authenticity.

To purchase the Prototype SGP 1.0 grip please visit superstrokeusa.com at noon EST on April 19th, 2017.

 

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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