Golf News – May 23, 2014

Golf News – May 23, 2014

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CALLAWAY GOLF WANTS YOU TO WIN PHIL MICKELSON’S PAYCHECK

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 22, 2014 – Demoing Callaway Golf Company’s (NYSE: ELY) new Big Bertha clubs can help golfers pick up more distance, and now gives them a chance to win the same dollar amount as Phil Mickelson’s official prizewinning paycheck at the Pinehurst event on June 12, 2014-June 15, 2014 (up to a maximum of $1.5 million US dollars, the estimated first place winnings). Callaway this morning announced “The Big Big Bertha Payday,” a promotion that starts today in the US and Canada. Golfers that demo a Big Bertha Alpha Driver, a Big Bertha Driver or a Big Bertha Fairway Wood at a participating location will receive a code that they can use to enter for a chance to win the same dollar amount that Phil Mickelson wins at the season’s second major championship.

The Big Bertha Alpha is the first golf club with four independent forms of adjustability, and the first to include adjustable vertical Center of Gravity. The Big Bertha Driver, a total performance driver, debuts an innovative sliding weight that is positioned around the perimeter of the driver head to help produce longer, straighter drives. And the Big Bertha Fairway Wood’s faster ball speeds across the face are a result of the lighter, thinner Hyper Speed Face Cup.

For more information and complete terms and conditions please click HERE.

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Gauge Design Golf Introduces Its New Code M Mallet Putter

SAN MARCOS, CA, May 22, 2014… Gauge Design Golf, a premium golf company known for creating the most precise milled putters in the golf industry, today introduced the new Code M Mallet Putter, featuring the company’s patented brick sole design.

The new Gauge Design Golf Code M putter is precision milled from a solid piece of 11L17 mild carbon steel and then electroplated and finished in satin black PVD. The heel-toe weighted design of the Code M is face-balanced which helps reduce twisting and adds greater head stability resulting in improved consistency on every putt.

“At Gauge Design Golf, we take pride in producing the best possible milled putters we can,” commented David Whitlam, Founder and President, Gauge Design Golf. “This beauty is milled out of a very soft carbon for amazing feel. It also features our unique brick sole mill pattern which gives it a fantastic look. With a combination of looks, feel, and performance, golfers can’t go wrong with this putter.”

The Code M Putter is available in center shafted or double-bend heel shafted versions. It includes a Gauge Design Black Ion grip and the company’s standard head cover and comes standard with a 71-degree lie, 3.5-degree loft, and 355-gram head weight. It is available in lengths from 34” – 36”. MSRP is $350.

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Dustin Johnson fires bogey-free 65 for first-round lead at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas — Dustin Johnson had played Colonial only once before, six years ago when he didn’t even make it to the final round.

In his return to Hogan’s Alley, Johnson took a one-stroke lead after the first round.

Johnson shot a bogey-free 5-under 65 on Thursday, driving a lot of 3-irons off the tees into the fairways and hitting 16 of 18 greens in regulation.

“I’ve got to keep doing what I’m doing,” Johnson said. “I’ve got a pretty good game plan for the golf course off the tee. So I’m going to stick to that, just trying to keep getting birdie looks on every hole.”

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