Golf News – April 11, 2014
Haas leads after advice from famous father
AUGUSTA, Ga. – No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.
With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for Masters champions, Scott made only one bad swing that cost him two shots in a round of 3-under 69. It was the lowest opening score by a defending champion in 13 years, and it left Scott one shot behind leader Bill Haas on an otherwise demanding day.
“It was really how you hope to come out and play at any major, and especially the Masters,” Scott said. “And there’s no doubt winning the Masters last year had me a little more comfortable on the first tee than I’ve ever been in the past, because I didn’t have the legs shaking and nerves jangling for six or seven holes like usual.”
Haas, with a rich family history at Augusta that includes a green jacket for his great uncle Bob Goalby, settled down after an opening bogey with a collection of good birdie putts and an 8-iron to 5 feet for birdie on the 18th for a 68.
It was the first time in 18 majors that Haas has had the lead after any round. That only gets him a crystal vase for the low round of the day at the Masters. Haas knows better than to put too much stock into what happens Thursday. He was leading after the opening round in Houston last week and tied for 37th.
“There’s tons of golf left,” he said.
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Redefining Lightweight Golf Bags … Again
Missoula, Montana – Sun Mountain’s newest lightweight golf stand bag is the Front 9. Harkening back some 30 years to the name of one of Sun Mountain’s first bags, Front 9 is a compact, lightweight stand bag for the walking golfer. Efficiently-sized, yet big enough to carry a full set of clubs, a handful of balls and a rain suit, Front 9 has a new 8.5″ oval top with a flared opening. Front 9 has three, full-length club dividers, six pockets, and uses the X-Strap® Dual Strap System. Front 9 is available now in men’s and women’s styles with a retail price of $169.99. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com.
Weighing only 3.8 lbs., Front 9 is extremely lightweight. Yet, with the newly designed 8.5″ oval top, the bag can easily accommodate a full set of 14 clubs. Add in the latest innovation of a flared opening and getting the clubs in and out of the bag is a cinch. Front 9 also incorporates the Sun Mountain-invented, now industry-standard, integrated lift assist handle to make picking the bag up and setting it down easier than ever.
One could call the bag “small”, but that might leave the wrong impression. Efficiently sized is maybe the better description since along with holding a full set of clubs, Front 9 offers six pockets including a beverage pouch, velour-lined valuables pocket, full-length clothing pocket and accessory pockets.
Front 9 incorporates the Sun Mountain X-Strap® Dual Strap System which provides a balanced, easy carry and works well as a double strap, or as a single strap for those shorter carries.
Front 9 includes all of the advancements one expects from a Sun Mountain golf bag: patented roller bottom leg mechanism, high-tensile aluminum legs, full-length club dividers, lumbar support hip pad, umbrella attachment, towel holder, top-mounted leg mechanism for added stability, pen holder, leg lock system so it’s easier to use on riding carts, and a coordinating rainhood.
Nexbelt Introduces New Black Series Of Golf Belts
Rancho Cucamongo, CA – Nexbelt, The Belt With No Holes, announced the introduction of its new Black Series of golf belts today. The Black Series lets you celebrate your heritage in style by displaying a laser etched black monotone image of the international flag of your choice on the face of the belt.
Known for its innovative technology, Nexbelt’s new Black Series features a unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit that allows the wearer to adjust his or her belt in quarter-inch increments, providing the best fit, feel and fashion available.
“We’re very excited about launching this new Black Series of belts,” said Nexbelt Owner, Eddie Rowland. “This is just the first phase and already it’s been really well received by the Tour players. While everyone is thinking “green” this week it’s important to remember that…Good Guys Wear Black.”
The new Black Series will be something to keep an eye out for this year. Tour Players like Marc Leishman and Kevin Na, amongst others, will be wearing these new belts on the PGA Tour as the season progresses.
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