Golf News – April 9, 2019

TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Release of P•7TW™ Irons

A Premium Set of Blades Co-Designed by Tiger Woods & Taylormade Golf

CARLSBAD, CA – TaylorMade Golf Company announced today the highly anticipated release of P•7TW, a premium players iron set designed and crafted in collaboration with Tiger Woods. P•7TW irons combine the inherent minimalism of precision forged muscle back blade-style irons with technology and exactness of TaylorMade’s Milled Grind sole and tungsten weighting for flight control and unique feel specific to Tiger.

P•7TW irons were not crafted as a set — rather, each head has been individually and meticulously engineered to meet the highest of performance demands. TaylorMade’s R&D and product creation teams studied decades worth of club specifications and worked directly with Tiger to refine every sole, every contour and every groove. With an emphasis on precise trajectory control, incredible workability and smooth turf interaction, each iron has been meticulously shaped to meet Tiger’s discerning eye. Each P•7TW iron utilizes many of the same design elements such as blade lengths, face height, CG progression, sole geometry, score lines and tungsten weighting, etc., that Tiger himself has in the bag.

In the past, Tiger would need up to eight “identical” hand-crafted builds of each iron in order to find just one that he could put in play. Now, utilizing the same machining process used for TaylorMade’s Milled Grind and Hi-Toe wedges, P•7TW irons feature fully milled soles (for the first time ever in a TaylorMade iron) to eliminate variations head-to-head and set-to-set— ensuring absolute precision in every individual piece.

It is not widely known that Tiger uses precise amounts of tungsten weighting behind the sweet spot of his irons to improve their feel and performance. In golf, tungsten is typically used to achieve a specific CG location—however, Tiger Woods is no typical player. Instead, by optimally placing tungsten within the head of each P•7TW iron, they deliver a unique blend of feel, flight and control for Tiger to play his best.

Available for preorder starting today and available commercially beginning May 1, the P•7TW will be offered in 3-PW (RH only) and come equipped with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts and Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet Cord grips. The P•7TW will also be available through TaylorMade’s custom program, allowing for numerous additional custom shaft and grip options.

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Galvin Green Brings Out Shakedry™ Jacket Ahead Of 1St Major

VÄXJÖ, SWEDEN – Galvin Green, the pioneering brand in hi-tech golf waterproofs, is introducing a limited edition of its new streamlined GORE-TEX® SHAKEDRY™ rain jacket ahead of the first Major tournament of the year and two months before its official launch.

The extraordinary SHAKEDRY™ technology is integrated into the lightest GORE-TEX® rain jacket ever made by Galvin Green – weighing just 174 grams (6 ounces), or at least half the weight of a conventional lined waterproof jacket.

The revolutionary construction of the SHAKEDRY™ jacket has been in various stages of development over the past 15 years and sees the unrivalled GORE-TEX® membrane placed on the outside without a face fabric for the first time – improving breathability significantly. The smooth surface enables water to bead up persistently and simply roll off the garment. As a result, there is minimal chilling effect and a much faster dry-off time.

Inside the extremely breathable, totally windproof jacket is a functional backer textile for greater comfort next to the skin, while the quiet GORE-TEX® membrane on the outside eliminates all friction in the golf swing. Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and the perfect fit during set up and throughout the swing, it also takes up little space in the bag.

Known as the ASHTON, the new SHAKEDRY™ full-zip jacket comes with shaped sleeves for easy movement, elastic binding on the cuffs, drawstring at the hem, water-repellent zippers and a chest pocket. It goes on general sale with a silver zipper in more size options this summer.

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Jin Young Ko Wins First Major With TPT Golf, Rises to No. 1 in The World

RENENS, SWITZERLAND – Jin Young Ko earned her first major championship victory at the ANA Inspiration, continuing her dominance on the LPGA Tour with TPT Golf. With the win, Ko has risen to the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings with TPT Golf’s 18 LKP-MT-SW shafts in her driver, 3 wood, and 5 wood.

TPT Golf is a division of NTPT, a Switzerland-based composites firm that that develops cutting-edge materials. The company has a history of disruptive innovation across multiple high-performance industries such as F1 racing, snow sports, aerospace, luxury watches, and yacht racing.

TPT Golf was launched in 2017 after four years of research into golf shaft performance and manufacturing processes that culminated in the creation of the company’s pioneering, patent-pending, automated golf shaft manufacturing technologies: Thin-Ply Technology® and the Thin-Ply Winding Method.

These revolutionary technologies eliminate the inconsistencies found in conventional graphite shafts, enabling TPT Golf to create perfectly concentric golf shafts with fully optimized profiles that set new performance standards for golfers of all swing speeds and abilities.

The 18 LKP-MT-SW used by Ko offers a low-kick-point (LKP), mid-torque (MT) design that’s highly stable despite its light weight of 55 grams. It’s one of TPT Golf’s most popular profiles because of its ability to fit a wide range of golfers — from the best LPGA players to amateur golfers looking to fully optimize their game.

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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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