Golf News – August 16th, 2013

With the Solheim Cup officially kicking off today, we chose to include a few extra Solheim Cup pieces.

Here’s the Golf News – August 16th, 2013

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Lewis, Creamer will drive U.S. at Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo. – Stacy Lewis walked off the ninth green and took out a Sharpie. One by one she went down the line, signing hats, tickets, snapshots, even a European flag. Roughly 100 autographs in, Lewis stopped in front of a 14-year-old girl who lifted her gray T-shirt and asked, “Will you sign my back brace?”

“Amazing how life just stops when that happens,” said Lewis’ instructor, Joe Hallett.

Lewis spent a few moments chatting with the young girl, whose surgery is scheduled for September, and then waded through a dense Solheim Cup crowd to take the catwalk to the range. Fifteen families have requested private meetings with Lewis this week to talk about scoliosis. Because of the nature of this team event, and a jam-packed, sunup-to-sundown schedule, Lewis can’t possibly fit that in. But she’ll sign autographs and exchange pleasantries until there’s no one left. She gets it. And her popularity is steadily climbing.

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Controversial or not, Wie was right choice for U.S.

PARKER, Colo. – Michelle Wie was the right pick. No matter what happens this week in Colorado, know that what Wie brings to the table – no matter how unorthodox – is good for Team USA and the LPGA. Wie needs the Solheim Cup as much as the cup needs her.

Given the fact that Wie hasn’t come anywhere near winning a tournament in recent years says more about the depth of the American game than it does about the one-time Hawaiian prodigy. Only three Americans have won on tour this year, so it’s not as if Wie was picked over a host of more qualified candidates.

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A look at Solheim Cup’s Friday foursomes matches

PARKER, Colo. – Rookies might think they know, but as Paula Creamer can attest, there’s nothing like the first tee of the Solheim Cup. Especially the first time.

“When it came time to go to the first tee, Beth Daniel had to go get (Paula) on the (practice) green,” said Meg Mallon of the 2005 Solheim. “She said, ‘I knew it was going to be like this, but I didn’t know it was going to be like this.’ She was literally frozen on the green. So it will be interesting to see how they respond.”

Rookie Lizette Salas will get to know quickly, teeing off with Stacy Lewis at 7:40 a.m. at Colorado Golf Club in the opening foursome session. Of course, Lewis might be the one who hits the first shot, but Salas will feel the enormity of the event early on. They’ll take on a pair of Swedes in Caroline Hedwall and Nordqvist.

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Meet the man behind Dufner’s transformation

Under the radar for such a highly ranked golf instructor, Chuck Cook has now coached five different players to seven major-championship victories. The first six came in 1989-99 with Payne Stewart (three), Tom Kite, Corey Pavin and Mark Brooks.

Cook’s latest prized pupil is someone who is slouch-shouldered and lumpy, mop-haired with dip camped under his chin soul patch, laid-back and lumbering, monotoned but dryly humorous. We speak, of course, of Jason Dufner, who could have been a member of Spanky and Our Gang, save for the monotone part.

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KBS Introduces Updated Online Fitting System

Get fit in the C-Taper Lite and find the right KBS shaft for your wedges and hybrids
BOULDER, Colo. (August 16th, 2013). Today KBS introduces an updated version of the popular online KBS Fit System. This fitting program is found on the KBS web site (kbsgolfshafts.com/fit-system) and helps golfers find the best shaft for their game. Thus far in the program’s two year history, over 200,000 fittings have been completed.

Developed with input from our PGA TOUR representatives and fitting partners worldwide, the new Fit System uses seven multiple choice questions to determine the best fit in KBS shafts. These questions reflect an in-person fitting to provide the most accurate fit possible.

Highlights of the new fit system:
• Get fit for the new C-Taper Lite
• Find the right wedge and hybrid shafts
• New and improved algorithm to calculate a better fit
• Animated graphics, improved usability, and faster functionality
KBS shafts have become popular worldwide because of improved performance and smoother feel. The Fit System focuses on four main shafts in the KBS product line: Tour, Tour 90, C-Taper, and C-Taper Lite. The KBS team recommends players see a fitting professional and demo clubs in person if possible.
www.KBSGolfShafts.com

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