Golf News – December 21, 2017

Restoration Work at Quivira Golf Club is Completed

Nicklaus Design team tweaks four holes on world-class oceanfront course

LOS CABOS, MEXICO – Following a major makeover, the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club has reopened with several enhancements designed to improve visual framing and strategic options.

Detailing the renovation work performed at No. 5, a dramatic par 4 that traces the edge of sheer granite cliffs 275 feet above the sea, Nicklaus Design team consultants noted that lowering the fairway and eliminating the bunker along the left side has produced a wide plateau on which players can land their tee shots. In addition, a rough cut on all perimeter areas will help collect balls and keep them in play.

As per Jack’s original sketch for the hole, a bunker cut into the hillside at the far end of the fairway now serves as an ideal aiming point from the tee. “From the first time I saw this extraordinary site, I knew this would be an amazing location for a short par 4,” Nicklaus stated. “The restoration maintains the character of the hole as one of most visually stunning par 4’s in the world.”

Selected as the “Best New International Course” of 2014 by GOLF Magazine, Quivira Golf Club offers more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. Its breathtaking vistas and unforgettable challenges have captivated the attention of golfers worldwide.

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TPT GOLF™ Celebrates Third Win Of 2017 At Indonesian Masters

TPT Golf™ announced that its 15-LKP-LT-LW driver shaft was used to win the Indonesian Masters by a margin of eight strokes at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club. This marks the third win of 2017 for the 15-LKP-LT-LW shaft, which was also used to win the WGC-HSBC Champions in China and the Turkish Airlines Open.

“2017 was an incredibly successful year for TPT Golf,” said Sebastian Sebayang, Director of TPT Golf. “It’s wonderful to finish our first year with another professional victory. Congratulations to the champion for his record-setting play this week.”

TPT Golf’s 15-LKP-LT-LW will be officially launched at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. It will join the company’s 10 other shaft models, each of which is produced with TPT Golf’s revolutionary, automated “Thin-Ply Winding” manufacturing process. The patent-pending construction method gives TPT Golf the ability to independently control every shaft parameter to meet the precise needs of each and every golfer. It also results in a completely seamless shaft that is produced to an exact gram weight and CPM.

“Thin-Ply Winding enables our golf shafts to be made with exceptionally accurate fiber placement in a highly uniform way around the shaft,” said Sebayang. “We offer an incredibly fine-tuned line of shafts that overcome the inconsistencies seen in shafts produced by conventional methods. For the golfer, this means more distance and more accuracy through increased energy transfer, a tighter shot dispersion and the ideal amount of spin.”

TPT Golf shafts are available for purchase at more than 50 Authorized Fitters worldwide. Visit TPT Golf’s website for a full list of fitting locations.

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The Towers At Pacifica Invites Guests To Reach For The Heavens

Astronomical night and star party packages offer ‘Best of the Best’ experiences

LOS CABOS, MEXICO – With its pitch-black skies and zero light pollution, the tip of the Baja Peninsula is a perfect place for stargazing-and the inspiration for a pair of out-of-this-world packages.

The “Astronomical Night” package features accommodations for up to four guests in the majestic Presidential Suite that commands the top floor of The Towers. This beautifully appointed 3,233-square-foot suite features indoor/outdoor living space, two king bedrooms with their own bathrooms, and private terraces equipped with a fire pit, Jacuzzi, and outdoor shower. The lavish suite also has a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living/dining room that opens onto a grand terrace boasting magnificent ocean views.

The program features a tasting of Mexico’s most exclusive tequilas and rare mescals guided by a resident expert well versed in the nuances of these native spirits. Tequila, the first distilled spirit on the North American continent, is sourced exclusively from blue agave grown mainly in Jalisco. It is produced in blanco or “silver” form (fiery, with strong vegetal aromas); as reposado (a mellower “rested” tequila aged for less than a year in oak); and anejo (aged tequila that spends up to five years in oak is served in a snifter like a fine Cognac). Mescal, on the other hand, is sourced from 25 different types of agave. The flavor profiles of this distinctive smoky distillate vary widely from one producer to the next.

Following the tastings, one of Cabo’s top astronomers will arrive with a high-powered telescope to identify planets and constellations in the night sky. Fully magnified, the cosmos, as seen from The Towers, burst to life when observed through a telescope on a typically clear night.

Along with sumptuous accommodations and an all-inclusive food and beverage program, including a special chef’s dinner at Peninsula, the resort’s outstanding restaurant, the “Astronomical Night” package features 24-hour, world-class butler service. These “artists of service” can create customized experiences and adventures for guests limited only by their imaginations.

The Towers at Pacifica is also offering a deluxe “Star Party” package for four guests that in addition to the “Astronomical Night” offerings include four “Heavenly” massages at the resort’s award-winning Armonia Spa; a fabulous Champagne beach dinner under the stars catered by Peninsula; and a tasting of Mexico’s finest wines from the top-rated Guadalupe Valley appellation in Baja California Norte. This tasting, led by the resort’s sommelier, is held around a hand-dug firepit on the beach.

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Rose Closes Remarkable Year with Ten Out of Ten

With his latest victory at the Indonesian Masters in the bag, Justin Rose
can head into the holiday season reflecting on an extraordinary year. Rose, who has played Lamkin
grips for over 20 years finished off his year in style with a final round 62, for an eight stroke victory
at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club, despite having to play 30 holes on the final day.

This latest victory completes an incredible run of ten top 10 finishes in a row, including three wins.
This run of success has come across the season ending stretch that has included some of the
biggest tournaments and strongest fields in world golf. Rose, who plays Lamkin REL ACE grips on his
swinging clubs and a Lamkin FLAT CAT grip on his putter, heads into 2018 as one of golf’s hottest

He will be one of the top players to watch in 2018, and you can find his current odds for success in the new year if you look into golf betting at William Hill.

Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin Grips, is delighted with Rose’s form and the way he has
represented the brand’s values for many years, as he explains, “We’ve had a formal relationship
with Justin for four years, but he has used Lamkin grips since he visited our U.K. offices with his
father over 20 years ago. He is an incredibly gifted golfer who carries himself, on and off the course,
with tremendous poise, humility and integrity.

The REL ACE grips as used by Rose for many years benefit from Lamkin’s super-tacky ACE 3GEN
material which dampens vibration and combines with a unique keyhole pattern to maximize
contact with the golfer’s hands and provide an incredibly secure connection to the club. The FLAT
CAT Putter Grip that Rose has used to great success through 2017 puts the feeling of a square
putter face directly into the palm of a player’s hands. Each side of the FLAT CAT grip is in a parallel
plane with the putter face, allowing every golfer to establish a personal feel with the face of their
putter no matter what their putting style – traditional, left-hand low, saw, claw and more.

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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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