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Posted 26 Mar 2013You've got to give credit to Tiger and The King in allowing us to see some of their "other" skills. Plus, another "super hero" makes his presence known.
I think it's great that the legends have such a great sense of humor. There needs to be much more of this, IMO.
Posted 21 Mar 2013TaylorMade has announced that it will release the ultra-high MOI Daddy Long Legs Putter on April 15, becoming the next in line of its arachnid family.
TaylorMade Announces New Daddy Long Legs Putter
Since the first TaylorMade Spider putter was released in 2008, several different models have been added to the arachnid family. There was the smaller-headed Itsy Bitsy Spider, the white Ghost Spider and most recently the Ghost Spider S. Now, with the announcement of the April 15 release of the ultra-high MOI Daddy Long Legs, TaylorMade is trying to take things to another level.
"The goal for Daddy Long Legs was to create the most stable putter we possibly could," says Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade's product creation manager. "To this point, that's what Spider has stood for. It's a very complicated design, with the pieces all working together to create high MOI in the head. Daddy Long Legs is an extreme version of that. It has 16 different pieces and uses eight different materials, all to get the most stable putter head possible."
Bazzel says that the Daddy Long Legs' MOI has been measured at 8,500, which is more than 2,000 units higher than the original Spider.
But when Bazzel talks about the Daddy Long Legs, which will cost $199, he really likes to talk about two different types of stability.
"The stability in the head allows us to get more speed control," he says. "On any slight mis-hits, you're able to maintain the speed because the head resists twisting."
However, because the 395-gram head of the Daddy Long Legs is counterbalanced by the club's 15-inch grip that weighs 130 grams, Bazzel says that the entire putter is more stable. "You pretty much have to force the putter off your intended stroke line," he says. "It's actually very difficult to maneuver the head and manipulate your stroke."
For golfers who switched to a belly putter because their stroke wobbled or swayed due to excessive wrist action or forearm rotation, Bazzel says that the counterbalanced Daddy Long Legs and its super-stable design could provide anchor-like relief.
On the practice green at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla., before this week's Tampa Bay Championship, Troy Matteson told Bazzel, "You know, the ball goes exactly where I aim it every time."
The Daddy Long Legs will come standard in two lengths, 35 inches or 38 inches, but custom lengths can be ordered. To maximize the effect of the counterbalancing, Bazzel encourages golfers to choke down on the grip and leave an inch or two of the grip exposed above the top hand. For this reason, he encourages golfers who typically play a 33-inch putter to go with the 35-inch model. Golfers who use a 35-inch putter (or longer) should try the 38-incher. Bazzel says that players who use a 34-inch putter have options and should experiment with both versions.
Like the most recent Spider putters, the Daddy Long Legs features a white steel frame that encases a black chassis. A single black alignment line extends from the topline to the back of the club.
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Posted 20 Jan 2013I really like the new commercial and thought this was an interesting story on how it was actually made:
ESPN Golf Story
BU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- The Nike Golf commercial that was to debut Wednesday featuring Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy was shot last year in Southern California with neither player there at the same time.
A source told ESPN.com that because of scheduling issues, McIlroy and Woods could not be present on the same day to shoot the commercial, which has them hitting balls on a driving range while taking good-natured shots at each other.
McIlroy, 23, calls Woods an "old man" for example, while Woods, 37, makes fun of McIlroy's hair. Woods has been endorsing Nike products since he turned pro in 1996.
McIlroy's part was filmed first, with Woods following a few days later, reacting to an actor who attempted to follow McIlroy's script. Both players spent several hours on their respective days, with the final product being unveiled for the first time earlier this week in Abu Dhabi, where McIlroy was officially announced as a company spokesman.
The commercial was shot in October, prior to McIlroy leaving for China to play in the BMW Masters in Shanghai, where he first addressed rumors that he would be leaving Titleist for Nike at the end of 2012 when his contract expired. He tried to downplay the talk that had been simmering for several weeks.
Posted 19 Jan 2013
Posted 15 Jan 2013This season, Callaway Golf is handing out X-Bomb patches to Callaway Staff Pros for each drive of 325+ yards with X Hot or RAZR Fit Xtreme drivers (or 3-woods) and 4-Bills patches for drives over 400 yards.
I wonder how many of those patches Woodland will get? Tommy Gainey has already racked up several in the first two events in Hawaii
I like the idea. It's a nod to helmet stickers in college football.
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