Golf News – August 10, 2022

Nippon Shaft Wins Women’s Open

CARLSBAD, CA – The winner of the 2022 AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO 950GH neo steel shafts in her irons and N.S.PRO 950GH steel shafts in her wedges to earn her first major victory (Aug. 7) and her first win on the LPGA Tour.

The 33-year-old South African sealed the victory with a par on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff at the prestigious Scottish course and earned $1.1 million for finishing first. In regulation play, she shot 10-under par with rounds of 70-65-64-75—274, tying with one other player.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winner of the Women’s Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are pleased that she feels she can rely on Nippon Shaft products, which are the highest quality shafts in the industry.”

More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy, and trajectory.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands.

Visit Nippon Shaft HERE

TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Hi-Toe 3

CARLSBAD, CA – TaylorMade Golf, the industry leader in innovation and technology, today announces the all-new Hi-Toe 3 – the company’s latest evolution of the Tour-proven Hi-Toe wedge. With an intense focus on versatility and added performance on shots closest to the green, engineers have designed a club capable of producing the entire catalogue of short game shots. From low-launching, high-spinning checkers to full-on open-faced flops, Hi-Toe 3 has been meticulously crafted to help golfers unlock creativity and save strokes around the green.

Performance When It Matters Most
Par-saving up and downs can have a more significant impact than birdies. That’s why so many of the world’s best players have the world’s best short games. What are the keys to delivering in those pivotal moments around the green?

It starts with versatility and imagination—the originality to envision a variety of shots along with the tools and confidence to pull them off.The history of Hi-Toe began on Tour, as our product and engineering teams worked directly with Team TaylorMade athletes to develop the original design in 2018. The main request was versatility.

The Hi-Toe 3 design produces a higher center of gravity that’s engineered for a lower launch and more spin, delivering even better control and spin properties on full swings.

One Wedge. All The Shots.
Advanced versatility in the Hi-Toe 3 begins with the four-way cambered sole, which remains a staple of the original design. The unique geometry allows for a wide sole and the forgiveness associated with high bounce while maintaining a low leading edge, making it playable from tight lies and visually appealing to better players. Trailing edge relief adds to the versatility by allowing golfers to easily and comfortably open the face to manipulate loft, trajectory, and spin on short shots. The large ZTP RAW Grooves feature radii further engineered for optimal spin in various conditions.

New elements that enhance Hi-Toe 3’s versatility include expanding full length scoring lines to all lofts above 54° and the addition of raised micro-ribs.

  • Full Length Scoring Lines: Full length scoring lines on wedges of 54° and higher help generate spin around the green when the face is rotated open on shorter shots. This is the first time TaylorMade has offered full length scoring lines that stretch across the entire length of the face in a 54° wedge.
  • Raised Micro-Ribs: Milled ribs positioned between the full grooves add texture to the face and are designed for increased spin and performance on partial shots around the green. This technology was first introduced in TaylorMade’s Milled Grind 3 wedge and has now been added to the Hi-Toe family.

We Take Your Short Game Personally
Added elements of personalization are available through MyHi-Toe 3 and allows golfers to make the wedge entirely their own. They may choose from four different finishes, including the classic brushed copper, chrome, black and raw, before selecting text, logos, and paint fills to create a purely unique design.

Visit TaylorMade Golf HERE

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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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