Golf News – August 24, 2017

TaylorMade Golf Company Expands P700-Series Irons Lineup with Introduction of P790

Joining P750 & P770 in TaylorMade’s Most Advanced Players Iron Lineup, P790 Combines Forged Construction with New SpeedFoam Technology for Extraordinary Distance and Playability with the Look & Feel of a True Players Iron

CARLSBAD, CA – TaylorMade Golf, the industry leader in iron technology and innovation, announced today the expansion of its globally successful P700-series iron lineup with the addition of the P790 irons, a forged players distance iron engineered with new SpeedFoam Technology for golfers seeking the forged look and feel of a players iron with increased distance, forgiveness and playability.

The P790’s hollow cavity incorporates SpeedFoam Technology, a new proprietary construction which serves a dual purpose of generating ball speed as well as the management of sound and feel. Injected into the clubhead, SpeedFoam provides the face support and damping properties that make the performance of the P790 unlike any other iron in the TaylorMade family. The incorporation of the WrapFace construction creates a cut-thru Speed Pocket on the sole with extreme flexibility in the lower part of the clubface; it’s this flexibility which creates greater forgiveness and consistency than is typically seen in a distance iron design.

The P790 also features an ultra-thin 1.75mm face thickness with re-engineered Inverted Cone Technology optimized for the slightly smaller face area. The new, smaller Inverted Cone allows for reduced face thickness at the edges of the face, thus increasing flexibility from heel to toe and low on the clubface, resulting in more ball speed across the entire face.

For forgiveness and playability, P790 irons feature strategically placed internal metal-injection-molded (MIM) tungsten weighting for precise CG placement and higher moment of inertia (MOI).

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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas and Renowned Instructor Charlie Epps to Establish Golf Learning Center

Investment Evidences Resort’s Commitment to Cementing Status as Finest Golf Destination in Latin America

LA ROMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Casa de Campo – home to the Caribbean’s premier, luxury golf experiences, including the iconic Teeth of the Dog course – has appointed Charlie Epps executive director of the new Casa de Campo Golf Learning Center. 

A golf industry icon, Epps enjoys more than 40 years’ experience as a PGA professional. After learning the game as a child in Cordoba, Argentina, he embarked on a teaching career that led him to the top of the profession. His most famous student is Argentinian star Angel Cabrera, champion of the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters. Five-time PGA Tour winner Blaine McCallister is another player who achieved great success under Epps’ tutelage.

 Establishment of the Casa de Campo Learning Center is not Epps’ initial foray into academy development, helping John Flick open the Nicklaus / Flick Golf Schools in 1993. In addition to his significant Latin America ties, he’s been a fixture on the Texas golf scene for decades. Epps is also an excellent player, having qualified for two U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships.

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TPT Golf™ Sets a New Standard in Graphite Shafts

RENENS, SWITZERLAND – TPT Golf™ announced a new range of graphite golf shafts that debuted during the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show. Using ‘Thin Ply Technology’ (TPT) carbon fiber materials and a patented manufacturing process developed by its parent company, North Thin Ply Technology SARL, TPT Golf™ is setting new standards in shaft performance.

The patent-pending manufacturing process enables golf shafts to be made with exceptionally accurate fiber placement in a highly uniform way around the shaft. This method creates a spineless shaft and overcomes the inconsistencies sometimes seen in shafts produced by the more-traditional table rolling methods. 

Biomechanical specialist Jean-Jacques Rivet has been instrumental in developing this new range and validating performance. He’s also been a huge influence in developing a custom shaft-fitting process that allows the company to offer fully customized shafts. Leading golf coach David Leadbetter has also provided strong technical support during the range development, and has entered into a partnership with TPT Golf™ to establish a shaft-fitting network linked to the David Leadbetter Academies around the world. 

Combining TPT Golf™, JJ Rivet and David Leadbetter – all experts in their own field – means that shafts are being looked at in a whole new way. For the first time ever, a shaft can be designed that starts with the physical capabilities of the human body and goes on to reflect the coaching being received in practice. TPT can now provide the best-performing products for Tour pros and amateurs alike, bringing a consistent and precise product into the shaft marketplace. The range of TPT Golf™ shafts has been designed to make the fitting process as simple as possible. 

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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