Golf News – September 6, 2016

RORY_Deutsche_Bank_hd_1600RORY MCILROY STORMS FROM BEHIND TO EARN HIS 12TH PGA TOUR WIN

Nike athlete Rory McIlroy began the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship six shots behind the leader before tallying a 65, including seven birdies, to claim his 12th career PGA Tour win and move one step closer to a top finish in the FedExCup Playoffs.

The 4-time major champion improved each round of the tournament (71, 67, 66, 65) and led the field in both driving distance (312.9 yards) and strokes gained (12.249).

“It’s amazing to think how I started this tournament and what was going through my mind after the first three holes. Then all of a sudden, here I am standing with the trophy four days later. It’s pretty cool,” McIlroy said.

Fellow Nike athlete Paul Casey finished the tournament in second place.

MCILROY’S NIKE GOLF GEAR

  • Apparel: Nike Performance

  • Footwear: Nike Lunar Control 4

  • Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 9.5° (MRC Diamana S+ 70 XTS)

  • Fairway Wood:  Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood 15°, 5-wood 19°

  • Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9)

  • Wedges: Nike Engage 47°, 52°, 56°, 59°

  • Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum

XJ1_driver_BSUPERMETAL is Revealed in The New Exotics XJ1

Introducing SUPERMETAL, experience the speed of light.

Batavia, IL (September 6, 2016) – Tour Edge Golf officially announces the new Exotics
XJ1 driver.  A ground-­breaking combination of a 9-­1-­1 titanium chassis, Kevlar-­Carbon
crown and three Tungsten sole weights exceeds all expectations in design and  performance.  This superior lightweight concept, combined with the most advanced
ultra-­light AIR SPEEDER shafts, allows players with moderate swing speeds to
generate maximum distance off the tee. “Most technologies of the past decade
have benefitted players with higher swing speeds eliminating the majority of golfers,”
said David Glod, president and founder of Tour Edge Golf. “We have been developing
the XJ1 driver for over four years, working on each characteristic of the club, moving
critical amounts of weight around for the best results, and waiting for the technology
to catch up to our goal of bringing this extremely lightweight driver to the market
which will  benefit golfers with real swing speeds.”

Ultra-­stable lightweight Fujikura Air Speeder shaft is 45 grams of added power. Tour
Edge is the first company to put this shaft in production Projected ship date is  November 1, 2016.  The XJ1 driver is available in 9, 10.5, and 12 degrees of loft, right
hand only.  Suggested Retail price: $699.99.

rydercupmn1Ready For The Ryder Cup

Less than a month away and Ryder Cup anticipation is rapidly building as the European team finalizes its lineup. Golfbreaks.com is offering a special 2016 Ryder Cup Promotion. Anyone booking a trip before Sept. 30 who guesses the final point total per team takes $500 off the cost of the trip.

CHARLESTON, SC (September 2016) – The 41st Ryder Cup – a heavily anticipated biennial golf competition pitting the United States versus Europe – is less than a month away and now the European team is set in stone. This year’s Ryder Cup will be played Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

Meanwhile, U.S. captain Davis Love III will make three captain’s picks on Sept. 12 following the BMW Championship. His final pick is on Sept. 25 at the conclusion of the Tour Championship, just days before the Ryder Cup begins.

One constant goal for tour operator Golfbreaks.com is saving its clients money on golf vacations to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Now,Golfbreaks.com is making an international golf trip even more enticing by offering its clients the opportunity to save an additional $500 off their next trip with a unique Ryder Cup Promotion.

All anyone needs to do is guess the final points score for each team at the 2016 Ryder Cup and book a golf vacation to the UK and Ireland withGolfbreaks.com anytime before the first shot is struck on Sept. 30, 2016.

The total number of points available to be won by either team during the tournament is 28. If you can correctly guess the exact final points total for each team, Golfbreaks.com will give you $500 off a golf vacation booked before Sept. 30.

Making the prediction a little easier, Golfbreaks.com is even offering a friendly reminder to save you a Google search: The team scores at the last two Ryder Cups were: USA 11½ to EUR 16½ in 2014 at Gleneagles; and USA 13½ to EUR 14½ in 2012 at Medinah. Indeed, for more than three decades the Ryder Cup matches have been close year in and year out. In fact, since 1983, Europe has averaged 14½ points while the USA has averaged 13. USA is a slight favorite to win the 2016 Ryder Cup.

To qualify for the Golfbreaks.com Ryder Cup Promotion, simply enter your details at usa.golfbreaks.com/win-500-off-your-golf-vacation, make your prediction for the scores and book a golf vacation before Sept. 30. And remember to tell the rest of the golfers in your group to enter, as the $500 discount only applies to the individual who entered and guessed correctly.

If you are considering a 2017 golf vacation to the British Isles, then now is the time to start planning to secure those all important tee times and benefit from the current strength of the US Dollar. So grab this opportunity to get an additional $500 off your trip and have a bit of fun with it as well!

Enter today at usa.golfbreaks.com/win-500-off-your-golf-vacation and then contact the team at Golfbreaks.com at 844.676.GOLF to discuss your trip.

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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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