Golf News – May 6, 2014
Exotics CB PROh Hybrids Have an Assist
Batavia, IL (May 5, 2014) –The Exotics CB PROh hybrid irons were in the bag of the winner at the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, NC and we would like to congratulate the victor on his stellar performance. The winner chose two Exotics hybrid irons, no. 2 (19 degrees) and no. 3 (21 degrees) to help him capture his first PGA Tour win in six years.The first place finish marks another top-10 for the Exotics family and the first for the CB PROh hybrids which are available at retail stores nationwide.
J.B. Holmes On ‘Journey To Better’ With Victory At 2014 Wells Fargo Championship
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – May 05, 2014 – Srixon® congratulates staffer J.B. Holmes on his victory Sunday at the 2014 Wells Fargo Championship, held at Quail Hollow Club, in Charlotte, N.C. Holmes carded a 1-under-par 71 in the final round to clinch his third career PGA TOUR title with an overall score of 14-under 274. His remarkable path back to contention has seen him overcome multiple brain surgeries, ankle surgery and elbow surgery in the past three years.
“It’s nice to get in the winner’s circle again,” said the 32-year-old Holmes, who earned $1.24 million for the win. “It’s been a long journey for me. I’ve had some ups and downs. But it was a good experience for me and I grew from it. It’s important for me to just enjoy the journey, stay present and have a good time.”
In 2011, Holmes was diagnosed with Chiara malformations, which are structural defects in the cerebellum. He initially had surgery to remove a portion of his skull, but was forced to undergo brain surgery for a second time after experiencing an allergic reaction to the adhesive on the titanium plate located at the base of his skull. In an attempt to return to form after his brain surgeries, Holmes injured his elbow. He initially opted to avoid surgery until last year, when a roller-blading accident left him sidelined for almost six months with a broken ankle.
Holmes’s two previous PGA TOUR wins both occurred at the Phoenix Open – in 2006 and 2008 – and he was also a member of the victorious 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team at Valhalla in his native Kentucky.
Holmes, who led the field in driving distance, plays a Srixon® Z-STAR™ ball with SpinSkin™ Technology and Cleveland® Golf 588® RTX wedges (48°, 54°, 60°) with ROTEX™ Face Technology. Holmes wears a Srixon® hat, a Srixon® glove and carries a Srixon® bag.
Fujikura Golf Shafts Dominate On PGA And LPGA Tour
Fujikura Golf is well known for being the #1 golf shaft preferred on the PGA Tour, but the ladies on the LPGA Tour are also depending on Fujikura week after week and the common denominator in “winning on Tour” seems to be Fujikura.
The winner of the North Texas Shootout used Fujikura shafts and 3 of the top 5 finishers in Texas also used Fujikura shafts. Currently, the top 2 LPGA Tour players leading in driving accuracy are using the Fujikura Motore Speeder 569 and the current leader in driving distance is using the Fujikura Fuel.
Peter Dawson to retire as chief executive of R&A
ST ANDREWS, Scotland –Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open.
The R&A said Tuesday that Dawson will step down in September 2015. He will also be also leaving his role as secretary of Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the 2,400-member club whose headquarters overlook the Old Course at St. Andrews.
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