Golf News – January 22, 2019

Srixon Unveils Z-FORGED:
Next Generation Tour Performance

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – SRIXON®, a global leader in golf equipment and innovation, introduces Z-FORGED, a muscle back blade iron crafted for the best players in the world.

Z-FORGED begins with two sharp lines at the back, one from the toe and one from the heel, which form its signature double curve design. Z-FORGED elevates iron performance with its forged construction delivering an unrivaled soft feel in a crisp, explosive profile. Designed for the ultimate ball-strikers yet engineered to perform, Z-FORGED is the ultimate blade iron, realized.

“The new Z-FORGED irons are the most compact, most workable irons in our line,” said Dustin Brekke, Engineering Manager. “They were created to give professionals and advanced amateur golfers confidence to hit every shot, while featuring a sole that glides through the turf for better contact and stable spin under any condition.”

Key Technologies:

  • Muscle Back Blade: Classic blade shaping optimized for maximum workability and unmatched feel.
  • Updated Tour V.T. Sole: A newly redesigned Tour V.T. Sole provides more consistent ball striking while maintaining enough versatility to execute any shot.
  • Forged Construction: Forged from a single billet of soft 1020 carbon steel for exceptional feel.

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Four-time PGA TOUR Winner and Current #11 in Official World Golf Rankings, Fowler Chooses TaylorMade’s Flagship Tour Ball

CARLSBAD, CA – TaylorMade Golf Company, an industry leader in product innovation and technology, announced today that it has signed 4-time PGA TOUR winner and one of the most recognizable players in the game today, Rickie Fowler, to a multi-year contract to play TaylorMade’s flagship golf ball franchise, TP5x.

With the switch, it marks the first time in both Rickie’s amateur and professional career he’s played a new ball brand in competition.

After extensive testing in the off-season, Fowler decided that the best performing golf ball for his play is the new TP5x. As an homage to his roots in motocross, Fowler will play the number 15 on his ball. In addition to the golf ball, Fowler will also wear TaylorMade’s premium glove offering – the Tour Preferred Glove, the glove of choice for TaylorMade Tour players constructed from premium materials for optimal comfort, fit and feel.

TaylorMade introduced the 2019 TP5 and TP5x golf balls earlier this month, following the resounding global success of their predecessors on worldwide tours. With Fowler, 6 of the top 12 players in the Official World Golf Rankings have now put either the ‘19 TP5 or TP5x in play, further validating its world class performance. The 2019 models feature a new Speed Layer System with High-Flex Material (HFM), the fastest material the company has ever used in a golf ball.

Rickie will put the TP5x into play beginning this week, when he kicks off his 2019 PGA TOUR campaign at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. The all new TP5 & TP5x golf balls will hit retail shelves around the world on February 15.

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Bob Vokey Introduces SM7 Wedges in New Slate Blue Finish

Unique, High Durability Finish Available on all Vokey SM7 Models

FAIRHAVEN, MAThe best performing wedges in the game – Vokey SM7 – are now available in a stunning Slate Blue finish.

The finish on Vokey SM7 Slate Blue wedges, available in golf shops and through Vokey.com beginning Jan. 31, is applied like a PVD finish but with a unique material and more time intensive process that in combination provide a deep, rich slate blue color that is extremely durable.

“Very often wedge finishes can be beautiful, but they won’t last,” Vokey said. “At the same time, the most durable finishes often aren’t stunning. Slate Blue combines the two. Not only will golfers love their wedge when they see it in the shop, the finish will last through the course of normal play.”

Consistent with all Vokey SM7 finishes, Slate Blue is available in all 23 loft, bounce, and grind options (both RH and LH), while supplies last. This exemplifies the Vokey Design commitment to fitting. Finding the proper loft gapping, bounce and grind are critical to execute all of the necessary wedge shots. For help determining the right loft, bounce and grind, golfers can use the Wedge Selector tool on Vokey.com.

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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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