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The new California Series from Scotty Cameron Putters will be released to the public sometime this fall. Right now we know that they will have a slightly cleaner look on the sole, along with a honey dipped finish. Another piece of exciting news about this new lineup is that it will include the previously discontinued Del Mar head style. (Click thumbnail for larger picture)
Scotty Cameron California Series Head Styles:
- Montery: A blade with a double-stepflange, pocket and plumbing neck.
- Coronado: A classic blade design with a double step flange and flow neck.
- Sonoma: A clean, compact mallet with a plumbing neck.
- Del Mar: A mid mallet deisgn with a flow neck.
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Tiger is tearin it up!
Finally! The ball that TaylorMade has been working on for 3 years is finally starting to show up on tour. Players like Sergio Garcia and Ratief Goosen will be gaming the new TaylorMade Penta TP during next weeks PGA Championship at Hazeltine. The Penta was just added to the USGA's conforming ball list last Wednesday. Unfortunately, it will not become available to the public until December 1st, but I'm sure we'll end up seeing numerous black market sales as a result of early caddy kick downs.
The main goal of the Penta is to optimize performance in driving, long irons, middle irons, short irons, and wedge shots. Funny, they were gutsy enough to claim performance increases in just about every area, why not throw in a lie about putting performance?
TaylorMade expects the Penta to be the new "be all and end all" to their golf ball lineup. Their auspicious marketing and design departments claim that it is perfect for all types of golfers, due to the fact that it utilizes 5 layers in a consecutive order, based on swing speeds. At a first glance this seems like a good idea; however, once we read the descriptions for each individual layer, we began to realize that it will most likely just be another good ball that good players will experience the best results from. Each layer is designed to work with specific clubs, but the swing speed required to activate the layers that correlate to those clubs, is based on tour swing speeds. And while it is true that players with slower swing speeds will activate the outer layers, they will not receive its initially intended performance results based on the situations they are in. So it's probably not worth the extra money for the slower swinging player, but definitely worth the extra buck for players that can utilize all of its layers.
The 5 Layers
The cover is a soft urethane material(beware of cart paths and flop shots, this cover is as strong as Phil Mickelson after a yoga routine) similar to the one on the Pro V1, which is great for feel, just doesn't last long. It's used to promote a high spin rate with low trajectory on wedge shots and pitches for more control.
The outer mantel layer under the white cover is the most compressible and was designed to create optimal spin and flight when the ball speed is below 120mph (short irons for pros).
The middle layer has a medium firmness which was designed to be compressed on shots with a ball speed between 120 and 140 mph (mid-irons).
The next inner layer was created for high-luanching, low spinning shots for a ball speed between 140 and 160 mph (long irons).
The center of the ball is the core which is made from a low compression substance that only fast swingers will be able to activate. According to TaylorMade, those who do reach high enough swing speeds to activate the center will see more ball speed and less spin on drives for increased distance.
Lately, she's been seen in the news giving her suggestions on how to fix the many problems that the LPGA faces. Click here to see her ESPN interview.
Anna graduated from US with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a minor in Fine Arts, receiving the PAC 10 scholar athlete award 3 straight years. For the first time, Anna dedicated herself to golf full time and started working with professional golf coaches.
She finished top 10 in her first professional event, 5th in the Orient Masters in China, and qualified for the Futures Tour with ease. In 2007, with a top twenty finish at Q-School, Anna qualified for the LPGA.
Off the course Anna continues to model for corporate campaigns, high-end brands, and fashon magazines. Her interest in fashion led her to become the spokeswoman and assistant creative director for the J.Lindeberg women's golf line.
Call Anna's Cell (creepy, but cool)
Rawson is the first professional golfer to establish a cell phone number her fans can call and leave messages for her.
The number — 213-785-7675 — allows her fans to leave personal messages. She says she listens to the messages and even returns some of the calls.
She added she likes the personal touch of the cell phone contact with fans and believes it's a more personal way to keep in touch with them than mailing an autographed photo.
Here is a complete list of the clubs that he used to win at Warwick Hills:
- Driver: Nike SQ Dymo (10°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 83x shaft
- Fairway woods: Nike SasQuatch Sumo (15°, 19°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103g shafts
- Irons: Nike Forged Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
- Wedges: Nike Victory Red (56°), SV (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
- Putter: Titleist by Scotty Cameron Newport 2
- Ball: Nike One Tour
A lot has been going on in the world of golf lately, so instead of writing a bunch of different articles, we thought it might be better to post some links for you to check out.
1: 4 Year Old Makes a Hole in One! [Link]
While many of us, myself included, go ace-less, this little guy got his first hole-in-one at the tender age of four.
2: Those Dangerous Golf Carts [Link]
Detroit Lions wide receiver Bryant Johnson will miss the beginning of training camp due to a golf cart accident.
3: Blame It on Hank [Link]
Tiger misses one cut and people think Hank Haney is on the chopping block?
4: U.S. Solheim Cup Team [Link]
Juli Inkster and Michelle Wie get picked for the U.S. Solheim Cup team.
5: The Daly Report [Link]
After shooting 88 in the second round of the Buick Open, John Daly is unsure of his future.
6: Rock the Tee? [Link]
Hottie Anna Rawson gives here take on what could save the LPGA Tour.
7: Women's British Open [Link]
Scotland's Catriona Matthew wins the Women's British Open a mere 10 weeks after giving birth.
8: One Funky Senior Open [Link]
Fred Funk wins the U.S. Senior Open after an amateur held the 36-hole lead.
9: Tiger Likes His Buick [Link]
Tiger Woods cruises to another Buick Open win.
[links via thesandtrap.com]