Golf News – July 11, 2017

Jon Rahm Delivers Record-Breaking Performance to Claim Irish Open Using Bag Filled with TaylorMade Clubs

Rahm’s first European Tour victory elevates the 22-year old to #8 in Official World Golf Rankings, the highest of his young career

Carlsbad, Calif (July 9, 2017) – Battling the elements, Jon Rahm displayed once again the play that has put the golf world on notice in his his first full season on Tour as he claimed his second victory of 2017 and first on the European Tour with a thoroughly dominant performance at Portstewart Golf Club. Rahm’s total to par was the lowest in the event’s history by three shots and is also the lowest of the season on the European Tour.

What You Need to Know:

  • Capitalizing on his tremendous power with the 2017 M2 Driver, Rahm averaged more than 10 yards longer off the tee than the field (301 yards, 8th in field).
  • Rahm plays the 2017 M2 Driver set to 10.5* one click lower with an Aldila Tour Green TX 75 shaft, the same setup he’s had since the Career Builder Challenge in January.
  • Gaming his P750 Tour Proto Irons, Rahm hit an impressive 81.9% of Greens in Regulation – 4th in the field. He’s relied on the P750s all season, and has his set (5-9, PW), equipped with True Temper’s Project X 6.5 shafts.
  • Rahm’s putting was simply brilliant, carding 23 birdies and 4 eagles with his Spider Tour putter, the most sought after putter on both the European & PGA TOURs this season.

Cleveland Golf Launches Third Generation Smart Sole® Wedges

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — July 10, 2017 — CLEVELAND GOLF®is pleased to announce their latest iteration of the popular Smart Sole line of clubs: the Smart Sole 3 S and C wedges are available for pre-sale now at participating dealers, and officially launching July 24, 2017. This latest generation of super game improvement wedges features upgraded technologies that can instantly help golfers play better golf.

Cleveland Golf is a preeminent golf equipment manufacturer whose powerful innovations have been a staple in the golf industry since 1979. As a leader in the golf wedge industry, Cleveland Golf’s new Smart Sole 3 S and C models bring unique technology designed specifically for golfers who struggle with short game shots.

Both the Smart Sole 3 S and C wedges feature a new, three-tiered sole design that’s optimized for smooth turf interaction. Players with inconsistent swings will experience better contact on bunker shots, chips, and full shots. Each Smart Sole 3 wedge has a loft angle that makes it easier to chip onto the green and get out of the sand. The new wedges also feature Cleveland’s proven Feel Balancing TechnologyTM, offering better feel thanks to a repositioned center of gravity.

Smart Sole 3 wedges for Men’s steel and Women’s are priced at $119.99 MAP; Men’s graphite is priced at $129.99 MAP.

MLA Golf introduces new BLACK EDITION of its Award Winning Tour Series Putters

(SWITZERLAND) – MLA Golf, a global player in high-performance golf clubs and equipment, announced today that they’ve introduced a new BLACK EDITION of its Award Winning TOUR CLASSIC, TOUR MALLET and TOUR XDREAM putters.
The distinctive Black PV Finish of MLA Golf’s new Tour Series Black Edition putters set them apart from the competition. The top of each putter features a black satin finish, to reduce glare at setup, while the sole features a contrasting combination of deep black mirrored and black satin finishes.
For more information on MLA Golf visit their website www.MLA.golf.

Lexi Thompson’s Style For The 2017 US Women’s Open

CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 11, 2017) – Lexi Thompson will be styling each day at the 2017 US Women’s Open, dressed head-to-toe in apparel, accessories and footwear from PUMA Golf’s brand new Autumn, Winter ’17 Collection. Check out the latest collection by clicking here.

Here are Lexi’s looks for the week:
Thursday:
Floral Sleeveless Polo – Bright White – $55
Floral Knit Skirt – Bright White – $65
Evoknit Seemless ¼ Zip – Peach
IGNITE BLAZE DISC – $100

Friday:
Watercolor Polo – Turquoise – $60
Pounce Golf Skirt – Peacoat – $65
IGNITE BLAZE DISC 0 $100

Saturday:
Racerback Polo – Love Potion – $55
Pounce Skirt – Bright White – $65
IGNITE BLAZE DISC – $100

Sunday:
Heather Stripe Polo – Turquoise – $55
Pounce Skirt – Turquoise – $65
IGNITE BLAZE DISC – $100

 

 

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Matt Meeker

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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