Golf News – February 21, 2017

T1100Project X HZRDUS T1100 Now Available

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (February 20, 2017) -Project X HZRDUS T1100 is now available to the public through True Temper Performance Fitting Centers.

HZRDUS T1100 is the lowest spinning and lowest launching shaft in the HZRDUS family.

“We used T1100G fiber, the strongest fiber available, to build a shaft with a stiff bend profile throughout so that it is the ultimate spin killer for players with the most aggressive tempo,” Don Brown, director of golf innovation and product strategy for Project X said. “HZRDUS T1100 is also counter-balanced which allows for players to add more club length or head mass to achieve more ball speed.”

Since it debuted on the PGA and Web.com Tours last year, HZRDUS T1100 has become the most played HZRDUS model and frequently the #1 played driver shaft model. The current world #1 and winner of the Genesis Open plays HZRDUS T1100 in his 3-wood.

HZRDUS T1100 is meticulously hand crafted by certified technicians in the Project X San Diego R&D facility. The shaft features an ultra-premium brilliant, high reflective finish that takes four days from start to finish to apply.

Project X HZRDUS T1100 is available in 65 gram and 75 gram models exclusively through Performance Fitting Centers. MSRP is $450.00.

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SRIXON STAFFER ANDREW PUTNAM WINS WEB.COM TOUR PANAMA CLARO CHAMPIONSHIP, SECURES MONEY LIST LEAD WITH NEW Z-STAR XV GOLF BALL

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – February 20, 2017 – Srixon and Cleveland Golf congratulate staffer Andrew Putnam for his playoff victory over the weekend at the WEB.COM TOUR Panama Claro Championship in Panama City. After finishing 72 holes tied atop the leaderboard at 13-under-par, Putnam made a 12-foot birdie putt on the first sudden-death hole, the par-4 18th, to record his second career WEB.COM win and continue a hot streak that has him in firm control of the Tour’s money list lead.

“It feels awesome, said Putnam, who has finished fifth, T8 and T11 in three previous WEB.COM starts this season. “I’ve played great in every single event this year and had a chance in a couple of them, just didn’t quite get it done. But it all pays off after this week.”

The 28-year-old Putnam trusted the exceptional distance and tour-validated performance of the new, fifth-generation Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball. Featuring a redesigned Dual Energetic Gradient Growth core with a larger, softer inner core, the Z-STAR XV generates consistently high ball speed on full shots and enhances greenside spin control with the new Spin Skin coating. Putnam also uses new Cleveland Golf RTX-3 Tour Raw blade wedges (54° V-MG and 60° V-MG), which include three of Cleveland’s most innovative wedge technologies ever for the ultimate short-game control and consistency – Feel Balancing, V Sole grinds and the third-generation Rotex Face.

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World #1 Wins Genesis Open With Dynamic Gold And Project X Hzrdus

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (February 20, 2017) – The winner of the 2017 Genesis Open plays Dynamic Gold, Project X HZRDUS Black and the new Project X HZRDUS T1100.

The win at Riviera Country Club was his 13th PGA TOUR title and moved him to #1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Currently, the Top 3 players in the world have shafts by True Temper in the bag.

What’s In the Bag:

The Genesis Open winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts (3-9; PW); Project X HZRDUS Black (2); Project X HZRDUS T1100 (3-wood)

#1 iron shaft: 94 sets of irons shafts by True Temper in play at the Genesis Open

#1 wedge shaft: 378 wedge shafts by True Temper in play at the Genesis Open

11 2016-2017 PGA TOUR Season events won with shafts by True Temper

Nippon Shaft Places Five In Top 10 At Riviera

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2017) – Nippon Shaft placed five players in the Top 10 this Sunday, including a runner-up, at the Genesis Open at storied Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California outside Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old Augusta, Georgia native used Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX steel shafts in his irons en route to a second-place finish. He shot 12-under par 272 finish with rounds of 68-68-69-67.

Two Nippon Shaft players tied for fourth. The 33-year-old native of Seoul, South Korea used the N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons to shoot 11-under par 273 for the week. He began playing Nippon Shaft in competition early this season. Also shooting 273 was the 40-year-old Tour veteran out of San Diego, who used the N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 steel shafts in his irons.

Two Nippon Shaft players, both Georgia Tech alumni, tied for eighth. The 23-year-old PGA TOUR rookie used N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot 10-under par 274 for the week with rounds of 68-69-69-68. Meanwhile, playing in the final grouping on Sunday, his 29-year-old fellow Yellow Jacket shot 69-64-71-70 for the week, using N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X and the 125 Wedge Shaft in his wedges.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates our five top 10 finishers at The Genesis Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “As more and more Tour players learn about the high quality and dependability of our products and on-course services, Nippon Shaft is adding to the number of players who rely on us for their shafts.”

Meanwhile, on the PGA TOUR Champions circuit, the popular Spaniard finished runner-up Sunday at the Chubb Classic in Naples, Florida, using N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons.

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Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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