Golf News – February 25, 2019

Powered By M5 Driver & ‘19 TP5x Golf Ball, Dustin Johnson Captures WGC-Mexico Championship

CARLSBAD, CA – Johnson’s 21st career victory is the second global win for TaylorMade’s New M5 & M6 Drivers featuring the company’s ground-breaking Injected Twist Face technology; joins stablemate Tiger Woods as only players to win same WGC event three times.

After gaming the M6 driver en route to victory at the Saudi International last month, Johnson made the switch into a 10.5° M5 driver after seeing more ball speed and less spin in recent testing sessions. Per usual, he has it equipped with his favorite Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 X Tour Spec 2.0 shaft.

In addition to the M5 driver, DJ also recently added a 15° M5 fairway to his bag, armed with Project X’s HZRDUS Black X shaft; the same shaft he carried in his fairway(s) last season. Dustin’s second victory of the season is the third win for the new 2019 TP5/x golf ball, stamped #1.

Like last season, DJ continues to play the P730 DJ Proto irons in 4-PW. As he has for most of his recent career, DJ has them equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold X100 shafts. A major proponent of the MG wedges, Dustin opted for 52° & 60° lofts this week in addition to a 64° Hi-Toe. As usual, he has them equipped with his trusted KBS Tour 120S shafts.

Johnson has found remarkable success with the Spider Tour putter over the last few years, using it to escalate him to #1 in the World. With his win in Mexico, he is expected to elevate to #2 in the OWGR and has the potential to once again claim the #1 position the following week.

With the victory, Johnson continues his remarkable streak of winning at least one PGA TOUR event to 12 consecutive seasons, the longest active streak on Tour.

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Martin Trainer Wins First PGA Tour Event

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – In only his 11th PGA Tour start, Srixon staffer and rookie Martin Trainer captured his first PGA Tour win at the Puerto Rico Open. Trainer got off to a hot start in the final round and finished with seven birdies on his way to a five-under 67. Trainer, who credited his all-new Z-STAR golf ball, was in total control throughout the final round on his way to victory!

Martin used the Srixon Z U85 Utility Iron (18º),  Srixon Z 785 Irons (4-PW),  Cleveland RTX 4 (52º MID, 56º FULL, 60º LOW), and the Srixon Z-STAR golf ball in his victory.

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BOYNE Golf: Experience the “Great Escape” to America’s Summer Golf Capital

PETOSKEY, MI – If quality and quantity of great golf help define a premier golf experience, then make sure to visit one of the leading golf destinations providing those elements, Boyne Resorts in northern Michigan, America’s Summer Golf Capital.

Boyne Resorts, collectively one of the largest golf and resort attractions in North America and featuring one of the Best Golf Resorts in the America’s by Golf Digest, is a trio of resort destinations with 10 golf courses, all within a 45-minute drive of one another. And the best way to experience this quality and quantity of great golf is through an unrivaled all-inclusive golf vacation package – BOYNE Golf’s Great Escape.

The Great Escape satisfies the golf appetite for all and includes five-nights lodging at Boyne Highlands Resort or Boyne Mountain Resort (Sunday check-in/Friday check-out), welcome reception, gift package, breakfasts and dinners daily, and UNLIMITED golf on seven of BOYNE Golf’s championship courses at Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, and Crooked Tree.

Boyne Highlands offers up the National Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), The Heather, designed by Hall of Fame designer Robert Trent Jones Sr., as well as the Donald Ross Memorial, Arthur Hills and the Moor courses. Boyne Mountain features the Mountain and Alpine courses. Crooked Tree Golf Club near Bay Harbor is also a scenic option.

Golfers also have the option to custom-build the package. They can select which golf courses to play, including Boyne’s flagship property, Bay Harbor Golf Club.

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Saintnine Golf Balls Introduced in U.S.

ORLANDO, FL – Saintnine, a rising leader in the international golf ball industry, has introduced its premium, high-performance product lines into the U.S. market. With its successful launch at the PGA Merchandise Show in January, Saintnine, which offers multiple product options to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of golfers, is gaining recognition with players and retailers coast to coast.

“Saintnine is known around the world for the performance characteristics and appealing, inspirational designs of its golf balls,”  said Timothy Chae, CEO of Saintnine. “Now we are pleased to present the opportunity for American golfers to discover how Saintnine can enhance their games, too, bringing more pleasure and satisfaction to the playing experience.”

Select Saintnine golf balls are marked with a graphic “mental mate,” a colorful character invoking a characteristic that can improve one’s game, in keeping with the company motto: “Strong Mind, Strong Game.” The mental mates, part of the Saintnine story, include: Confidence, Calm, Focus, Endurance, Competitiveness, Joy, Focus, Positivity and Trust.

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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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