Golf News – April 17, 2019

Celebrating Company’s 40th Anniversary, TaylorMade Golf Company Introduces Original One Mini Driver

CARLSBAD, CA – TaylorMade Golf Company, an industry leader in product innovation and technology, today announced Original One Mini Driver, a new metalwood that pays homage to the brand’s storied history and utilizes many of the most important product technologies in the company’s long lineage of industry-leading metalwood performance.

Evolution of the Mini Driver
TaylorMade first entered the category with the introduction of SLDR® Mini in 2014 and enhanced the product the following year with the faster, higher-launching AeroBurner™ Mini – both utilizing predominantly steel in their construction. While both offered the company’s Speed Pocket™ technology, Original One Mini Driver is designed to deliver a new level of speed, forgiveness and visual appeal never-before seen in this category.

Under The Hood of the Original One Mini Driver
With Original One Mini Driver, engineers have utilized key product technologies found in many of the company’s most notable metalwood offerings intended to deliver a faster, more forgiving and adjustable product. It all starts with a revolutionary tri-material construction, comprised of a titanium body, 50g steel sole plate and TaylorMade’s instantly-recognizable carbon composite crown. The combination of these three materials creates an ultra-low CG for distance and playability.

Additional features in Original One Mini include:

  • Loft Sleeve™ with ±2° loft adjustability
  • Twist Face™ Technology to provide the ultimate path to straight distance
  • Inverted Cone Technology to promote ball speed on off-center hits

Who is Original One Mini Driver For?
Like its predecessors, the Original One Mini Driver is targeted at golfers of all skill levels. It has been engineered to provide an option off the tee that delivers the accuracy and control of a fairway wood but with more distance and forgiveness. Faster swing speed players may additionally benefit from ease of use off the turf with Original One Mini Drivers’ combination of a medium face depth with ultra-low center of gravity location for extreme distance and excellent playability from fairway lies.

Where The Mini Driver Fits Into The Bag
From a performance perspective, the Original One Mini Driver with its 275cc head (9% larger than AeroBurner Mini) will fit directly between a driver and a fairway wood. Some golfers will opt to play the club in addition to their current fairway woods, while others may choose to replace a longer fairway wood that was mainly being used off the tee. Most golfers will still keep the regular driver in the bag as the club that ultimately delivers the most distance.

Specifications & Availability 
Currently available for preorder and at retail beginning May 1, the Original One Mini Driver will be offered in 11.5° or 13.5° lofts and come equipped with Mitsubishi’s Diamana F Limited shafts in 55g (R), 65g (S) or 75g (X) flexes at 43.75” at a D3 swing weight. The stock grip is Golf Pride MCC Decade grips in black & blood orange. The Original One Mini Driver will also be available through TaylorMade’s custom program, allowing for numerous additional custom shaft and grip options.

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Explore Branson Travel Destination Offers Growing Number of Golf and Hospitality Options

BRANSON, MO – New golf courses, lodging venues, and an eclectic array of eateries make the Branson area of southwest Missouri a place where everyone’s tastes and preferences are welcomed and satisfied.

Lodging
Thousand Hills Golf Resort, Big Cedar Lodge, and Branson Hills exemplify the wealth of new and varied accommodation selections available, providing traveling golfers an array of lodging alternatives.

Thousand Hills’ recently developed seven-bedroom lodges that include six private bedrooms, one bunk room, seven bathrooms, a kitchen, and ample outdoor space. Decorated with upscale furnishings, appliances and electronics, they’re ideal for golf groups, business events, and large family gatherings. They include access to indoor and outdoor pools, an exercise facility, kids play area and the golf course, as do several other accommodation options at the popular resort.

Big Cedar’s new glamping units – often referred to as luxury camping – offer unforgettable overnight experiences complementing its four upscale golf courses (including brand-new Ozarks National that opens to public play on April 29). Units include king canopy bed, chandelier, table and chairs, small refrigerator and coffee maker, indoor wood stove, and private bathroom with shower. Outdoor living space at the beautiful hideaways include a front deck, a private stone room in the back, privacy fence, fire pit, outdoor shower and galvanized tub. These units join many other overnight room choices at Big Cedar – from hotels to lakeside luxury cabins, and more

Branson Hills has three choices of accommodations on property and adjacent to its top-rated golf course. The Hampton Inn Branson Hills is ideal for those who prefer a traditional hotel room and stay, while couples and groups often choose the Golf Villas or Eagle Bunker luxury condos.

Two Hiltons – the Promenade and Convention Center – are popular hotels that bookend Branson Landing, the downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment complex overlooking the scenic boardwalk along the 1.5-mile Taneycomo lakefront.

Eateries
From old-fashioned diners and scrumptious BBQ joints, to farm-to-table and downtown waterfront dining, Branson restaurants abound. There’s truly something for everyone, including convenient family friendly places, upscale Mexican cuisine restaurants, award-winning steak houses, and much more. LedgeStone, The Pointe at Pointe Royale, Branson Hills and Big Cedar golf clubs join the culinary cornucopia, with offerings ranging from standard grill fare, to full-service restaurants. Big Cedar’s new Ozarks National offers complementary food and beverages (except alcohol) as part of the course green fees, including hot dogs, snacks, fruit cups and frozen custard.

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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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