Golf News – August 8th, 2013

Golf News for August 8th, 2013


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TaylorMade PGA Championship Headcover

TaylorMade Releases PGA Championship Headcover

Get the same Special Edition PGA Championship head cover that our Tour Staff pros have this year at Oak Hill.

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IOMIC Grips Were Used by Three Top-10 Finishers At the RICOH Women’s British Open

Santa Ana, CA – August 7, 2013 – IOMIC USA, manufacturer of innovative, revolutionary and dynamically designed grips, announced today that three top-10 finishers at the RICOH Women’s British Open used IOMIC grips. Top-10 finishers at the Bridgestone Invitational and Reno-Tahoe Open also used IOMIC grips.

According to Katz Murai, Overseas Division of IOMIC, “Our grips continue to be used by top players on all the tours and we are pleased to see these professionals playing so well week after week in conditions that range from less than ideal to perfect.  Our colorful grips perform exceptionally well in all conditions and we appreciate the continued support of the professionals who use them.”

A T2 finisher at the Women’s British Open finished 2 strokes behind the winner. She was using IOMIC Sticky Opus 3 and Sticky 1.8 grips. Two other players who finished T4 and T7 also used IOMIC Sticky 1.8 grips. A T2 finisher at the Bridgestone Invitational used an IOMIC midsize Putter Grip and a T7 finisher at the Reno-Tahoe Open used IOMIC Sticky 2.3 grips.

IOMIC Art Grip Sticky Opus 3 grips are manufactured using IOMIC’s special marble coloring process to create a stylish, fresh new look. Sticky grips are incredibly soft, and feature great traction and low torque. These grips are available in a variety of body colors with a white marble design.

IOMIC Sticky grips are incredibly soft, and feature great traction and low torque. These versatile grips are suitable for all playing styles, from beginners to top ranked tour professionals.  The Sticky 2.3 is the standard size grip in the Sticky series while the Sticky 1.8 is slightly smaller.

The IOMIC Putter Grip features an ergonomic design that provides the feel and control necessary to inspire confidence during every putting stroke. It is available in standard, mid-size and large with nine bold colors to choose from.

All IOMIC grips feature the revolutionary “IOMAX” technology, a proprietary compound that provides a soft feel with control. This material provides adhesiveness, is water and friction resistant and is naturally white in color which allows for a full spectrum of color – IOMIC’s signature trait.


The #1 Shaft And #1 Player Win WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 5, 2013) – The world’s number one player once again trusted his short game to the number one shaft in the history of golf, Dynamic Gold, for a dominating win at the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational this weekend. This was his 79th PGA TOUR career win-all won with Dynamic Gold in the bag.

The Bridgestone Invitational champion won by seven strokes at the notoriously fierce Firestone Country Club course, and led by at least six shots throughout the final round. This was his eighth win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational which matches his own record of victories at a single tournament and makes him a favorite at this week’s PGA Championship.

“Firestone is an incredibly challenging course for even the best players in the world, so to see the Bridgestone Champion maintain such a huge lead throughout the final two round is a testament his great play,” said Chad Hall, director of product marketing and global tour operations for True Temper Sports. “All of us here at True Temper congratulate him on his 10th five-win season of his career.”

Dynamic Gold was also in the winner’s circle at the Mylan Classic on the Tour. The winner fired a final round 67 to win by five with Dynamic Gold X100 in the bag.

Truth in Numbers

The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold X100 (3-PW)

54 players in WGC-Bridgestone Invitational field trusted shafts by True Temper

The Number One selling shaft in golf, Dynamic Gold is preferred by skilled players seeking a low, penetrating ball flight. Dynamic Gold features an internal tip reinforcement technology and tighter weight sorting tolerance for precision custom fitting.

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KBS Is Going For A Major Sweep At The PGA Championship

Six new players in KBS have qualified for the tournament through the PGA PNC

BOULDER, Colo. (August 6th, 2013). This week at the PGA Championship, KBS is looking to win its fourth major in a row. Thus far in 2013, the winners of The Masters, The U.S. Open, and The Open Championship have all trusted KBS shafts for their victories. Additionally, KBS shafts have won the two majors on the Champions Tour (Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open Championship).

Major Champions Trust KBS Shafts:

–              2013 Open Championship, KBS Tour V

–              2013 U.S. Open, KBS C-Taper

–              2013 Masters, KBS Tour

–              2012 Open Championship, KBS Tour

Going into this week’s PGA Championship, KBS has six additional players due to their qualifying at the PGA Professional National Championship earlier this summer. KBS is proud to have won this prestigious PGA tournament three years in a row, all with different players.

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Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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