Golf News – October 30, 2014

Golf News – October 30, 2014


Callaway Golf Signs Phil Mickelson

CARLSBAD, Calif., October 29, 2014 – Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) today announced that longtime Staff Professional Phil Mickelson has signed a multiyear extension with the company.

“When I joined the team at Callaway 10 years ago, I knew I was making the best decision of my career,” Mickelson said. “And I feel even stronger about that decision today. Backed by innovative technologies, industry-leading products, and the outstanding R&D group that works so closely with me, I honestly believe that these next few years will be the best of my career.”

Mickelson’s Hall of Fame career includes five major championship victories and 42 PGA Tour wins. As a Staff Pro, he will continue to play Callaway clubs, a Callaway golf ball and carry a Callaway Staff Bag.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Phil,” said Callaway Golf President & CEO Chip Brewer. “He has meant so much to Callaway, and he continues to inspire us to develop the most innovative equipment in golf.”


Rod Spittle Saves 2 Strokes Per Tournament With New Cure RX Series Putter

(Flagler Beach, FL) – The Cure RX Series Putters have been gaining the attention of Tour Players at every level, including Champions Tour Player, Rod Spittle, and for good reason.

In the thirteen events he played this season with his previous putter, Spittle recorded only six rounds in the 60’s and his Low Round was a score of 68. In the ten events he’s played with his new Cure RX Series putter, Spittle has recorded fifteen rounds in the 60’s and fired a new Low Round of 63 on Sunday at the Greater Hickory Kia Classic two weeks ago. In his first thirteen events, Rod was shooting in the 60’s in less than 15% of his rounds. Since changing to the Cure RX Series putter, he is shooting in the 60’s in 50% of his rounds.

With his Cure Putter, Spittle has reduced his putts per green in regulation from 1.830 putts/GIR to 1.778 putts/GIR. Hitting 75.00% of the greens in regulation (Rod’s average) this represents an improvement of 0.71 strokes per round. That’s over 2 strokes per event!

“My Cure RX Series putter is the most stable putter I have ever used,” said Spittle. “My putting stats have improved dramatically. The ball rolls great and I have averaged nearly 5 birdies per round! The results speak for themselves and I encourage all players to check it out.”

Cure RX Series putters adjust to fit you perfectly and help you address the ball the same way every time. Set the weight exactly where you want it (350 – 600g) to suit your stroke and tempo. The high MOI design is very stable and offers incredible forgiveness for much greater accuracy and distance control, even on extreme mishits. The Triangulation Alignment, invented by Deane Beman, helps you line up your putt like an arrow for deadly accuracy and the zero loft, flat milled face starts the ball rolling sooner, helping it stay on the intended line. Cure Putters’ innovative design takes several problematic variables out of the equation and offers incredible forgiveness and control, resulting in a tighter shot dispersion. It seems inevitable that golfers of every skill level will putt more consistently, build confidence and achieve better results with a Cure RX Series putter.


Matrix Shafts Releases The Pro Pack

Anaheim, California – October 20, 2014: The Pro Pack by Matrix Shafts is a custom fitting option for teaching professionals that uses an E 300 launch monitor. This Pro Pack will highlight both the Rain Series as well as the MFS Series of shafts. Included in the pack are 28 demo shafts with the professional’s choice of driver tip.

In order to use the Pro Pack, a simple questionnaire will need to be filled out for the teaching professionals. This will then lead to a base fitting based on swing, spin, and speed.

The shafts in this pack will feature topline as well as game improvement shafts ensuring that there is something for people of all levels, elite to game improving. Currently, the Pro Pack includes driver and other metal wood shafts.

The purpose of the pack is create the opportunity for clubs and teaching pros by servicing efficiently without a lot of capital start-up, customized fitting, as well as to have an easy way to sell golf clubs in clubhouses.

This program is inexpensive, easy to operate, helps both students and players as well as helps to generate new revenue for the clubhouses. To find out how you can obtain your own Pro Pack, or for more information, contact Brian You at

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