Golf News – January 7, 2014

Golf news for January 7, 2014

Zach Johnson at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Zach Johnson wins Hyundai Tournament of Champions

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Zach Johnson started the new year the same way he ended the last one.

Johnson pulled away with three straight birdies on the back nine at Kapalua and closed with a 7-under 66 for a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Monday.

 

Johnson didn’t need any heroics, like holing out from a drop zone on the last hole when he beat Tiger Woods in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge last month in California. This was mainly about chipping and putting, and Johnson is among the best.

 

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Today at the SONY Open in Honolulu, Odyssey, the #1 Putter in Golf, is debuting two new putters: the Versa Jailbird and the White Hot Pro Havok.

The Versa Jailbird is a high MOI mallet putter that extends the popular Versa technology. Odyssey has taken taken the next step in high contrast with Double Versa Technology, which helps to highlight the proper face angle at address, through the stroke and at impact. The Jailbird’s black and white contrast allows the golfer’s eyes to key in on linear designs on the putter that accentuate the face angle and contributes to better alignment.

The Versa Jailbird also features the new and improved version of the #1 insert on Tour, White Hot. The insert is highly engineered for more consistent sound, feel and performance across the striking surface.

The Versa Jailbird will be available in January at a new product introduction price of $169.99.

Havok is part of the White Hot Pro family, and is an ultra high MOI putter that provides both forgiveness and a new version of the White Hot insert, the #1 insert on Tour. The Havok’s lower, deeper CG creates forward roll and helps improve distance control and accuracy, while the putter’s ultra high MOI helps increase the stability of the putter through the player’s stroke so more putts start online. Havok has a new Gun Metal PVD finish to reduce glare.

The White Hot Pro Havok will also be available  in January at a new product introduction  price of $159.99.

Matteo Manassero: Making the move to new manufacturer

Today Callaway Golf announced that it has signed 20 year-old Matteo Manassero to its Tour Staff.

Manassero is a rising star on the world golf stage; he already has four career wins on the European Tour, including the 2013 BMW Championship. In 2012 he became the first teenager to win three European Tour events in one season.

He’s been a global golf superstar since bursting onto the scene as a 16-year-old amateur with a thrilling run at the 2009 Open Championship. Now he joins Henrik Stenson, Harris English and others as a first year members of Team Callaway. Should be fun to watch.

Taylormade introduces new line of Tour Preferred Irons

Tour Preferred CB

The Ultimate Union of Speed and Precision

  • Art and science converge to create the ultimate combination of speed, stability and clean design.
  • Ideal iron for the better player who wants maximum performance technology in a compact and elegant head shape.
  • Speed Pocket™ in 3- through 7-irons increases ball speed low on the face to deliver more consistent ballspeed and launch conditions across the entire face.
  • Beautifully shaped sole for better players who prefer slightly more effective bounce.
  • Compact short-irons with minimal offset, slightly larger mid- and long-irons with progressively more offset.
  • Stronger lofts due to higher launch angle generated by the Speed Pocket for an optimal combination of distance and controlled trajectory.
  • Hand-polished satin nickel-chrome finish preferred by better players.

Tour Preferred MC

Ideal Blend of Beauty, Feel & Consistency

  • Precision-engineered cavity design for the perfect blend of feel, workability and stability.
  • Every curve, line and angle shape-gauged throughout the production process for unmatched accuracy and consistency.
  • Speed Pocket™ in 3- through 7-irons increases ball speed low on the face to deliver more consistent ballspeed and launch conditions across the entire face.
  • Grooves milled to exacting specifications to promote more spin and control from the rough.
  • Forged short-irons for optimum feel, spin and control where players need it.
  • Hand-polished satin nickel-chrome finish preferred by better players.

Tour Preferred MB

The Ultimate Blade Iron for the Purist

  • Soft, 1025 carbon steel, precisely forged.
  • Every curve, angle and line is continually shape-gauged through production for unmatched accuracy and consistency.
  • Grooves milled to exacting specifications to promote more spin and control from the rough.
  • Thin topline transitions smoothly and seamlessly into the hosel.
  • Precision-shaped sole with reduced camber at the request of Tour pros.
  • Hand-polished satin nickel-chrome finish preferred by better players.
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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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