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  1. Chambers Bay Golf Course, located in Tacoma, Washington, will be host this years US Open. What is unique about Chambers Bay is its considered to be the fist time a US Open has been played on a links style course, and could be a very difficult challenge for even your seasoned links style player. Chambers Bay's top caddy was recently interviewed and gave a hole by hole detail on how a to properly attack this very difficult track. http://www.golfdiscount.com/usopen/ Balataman
  2. It seemed to have worked out OK for these guys!
  3. Elton might not have used very sophisticated chord changes within his songs, but his melodies (along with Bernie's lyrics) will stand the test of time. Your great grandkids will be listening to Elton John songs, not Lady Gaga. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoskDZRLOCs
  4. I might have come off a little too harsh there, sorry. I will admit that when I first saw the @Graeme_McDowell twit picts it was 'Love at first sight' & yes, it looked a little 'gimmicky' as well. But when I found out that the Classic would be part of Cleveland's regular line and would not limited edition model, and then after hearing a couple of co-workers raving about it after they demoed it on a launch monitor, I changed my tune from crush to obsessed! Its still way too early to tell, but I think Cleveland might have a winner here! I am not sure I will be able to get any video or pictures today, but I will try and have something up by next week.
  5. I think there is a lot more technology going on with this driver that we just don't know about quite yet. This club is not a novelty. Our office tested a 10.5 on a launch monitor and the numbers were pretty impressive. I will try and get some images & video of the driver in action, along with some launch monitor numbers (if not today, sometime early next week). Kevin
  6. FYI - Image #1 The black stuff around the Classic crest on the sole is 'FUZZ' from the headcover. BTW, the headcover is pretty cool as well.
  7. Most of your top tier accounts will see samples of the 2012 line in November, but local TM sales reps won't get their samples/demos until December.
  8. Just saw a TaylorMade catalog sheet for the new R11 irons and I could not believe what I saw - the weight port on the back cavity is RED! Just putting that out there. I will post the sheet when I find out its OK to do so.
  9. 15% OFF Wedges Use coupon code WEDGE15 until June 26th. LINK.
  10. Official press release: Adams Golf Introduces Idea Pro a12 Hybrids and Forged Iron Sets PLANO, TEXAS, April 27, 2011 – The award-winning Idea franchise from Adams Golf (NasdaqCM:ADGF) just got bigger and better with the introduction of the new Idea Pro a12 hybrids and forged iron sets. Engineered to meet the standards of better players, the premium hybrids deliver tour-preferred launch conditions, enhanced playability and a sleek black finish. The superior forged iron set (4-GW) produces exceptional feel and performance on every shot with precisely located centers of gravity and ultra thin faces born from a triple milling process. Idea Pro a12 Hybrids With its Idea hybrids ranking as the most-played on the PGA, Champions and Nationwide Tours, Adams Golf engineers were challenged to design an innovative hybrid that would set a new standard in design and playability for the world's greatest players. The result is the Idea Pro a12 hybrid--with the sleek tour-proven shaping of a compact head for better shot making and a dark finish to help reduce glare. The ultra-thin, maraging steel face produces higher ball speeds and tour preferred ball flights. The sole of the a12 hybrid has also been optimized with a steel skid plate and a flush-mounted weight screw that reduces the amount of turf interaction for enhanced playability. Available individually in five different lofts ranging from 16 degrees to 26 degrees, each hybrid is progressively sized for ideal performance, allowing for easy integration into each player's bag. Thousands of Idea hybrids have been put into play on tour since their introduction in 2003 and the Pro a12 is already in the bags of several players, including Adams Golf staff members Tom Watson and Ryan Moore. An Idea Pro a12 hybrid was also in the bag of the winner of the 2011 Heritage tournament. Consumers have a choice of stock shafts for the Idea Pro a12 hybrid: the Aldila RIP VS Proto (80-gram) or the Matrix Ozik Altus (90-gram). The stock grip is the Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound in black and white. All clubs are available right- and left-handed in regular, stiff and x-stiff flexes. The Idea Pro a12 hybrids begin shipping to golf shops May 5 with a suggested retail price (SRP) of $299.99. Idea Pro a12 Forged Irons (4-GW) The traditionally forged 8620 carbon steel head construction of the Idea Pro a12 iron set provides outstanding control, performance and feedback for the lower-handicap golfer and appeals to better players with a thin top line and improved camber on the sole. Each head is triple milled (on the face, grooves and cavity) for more exacting performance from club to club. A precisely located low center of gravity and progressive heel to toe weighting provides added stability in the long irons and more workability in the short irons and wedges. The progressive offset through the entire set offers better players superior control and workability of their ball flight. The stock shaft for the Idea Pro a12 irons is the KBS Tour steel shaft and the stock grip is the Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound in black and white. The irons sets are available right-handed in regular, stiff and x-stiff flexes and begin shipping to golf shops May 5 with a SRP of $1,099.99 for graphite and $899.99 for steel. “Both the Pro a12 hybrids and irons are off to a wonderful start on tour,” said Chip Brewer, Adams Golf president and CEO. “The Pro a12 hybrid has been our most successful hybrid since the original Idea Pro and the irons are already in Tom Watson's bag—and he's been talking them up to his peers. We are excited to finally have the Pro a12 series available to our worldwide audience and brand advocates at large.”
  11. Just like Bob & Doug McKenzie would say: #57 - "Kooloo Koo Koo coo Koo KOO-KOO, Kooloo Koo Koo coo Koo koo-koo!" For those not old enough to remember, here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pPRaD6TKLc
  12. Its about time that 'Discount Shack' of yours receives some kudos. Well done Nic!
  13. Even if they have a US phone number you should still question their authenticity. Thanks to Google Voice, you can live in a third world country and sign up for a US phone number that you can have forwarded to any phone in the world for FREE! If you question a golf site for selling fake equipment, google their phone number to see if it might be shared by any other websites. You will be surprised! Example: Site: golfdiscount18.com Phone#: 559-474-4495 I then googled their phone number and here are some of the other web pages that contained that exact customer service #: golffactorystore.com blockbusterdvdstore.com golfplayer18.com cheapwholesalegolf.com golfnewland.com igolfyoo.com and the list goes on & on & on & on & on........ Buyer Beware!
  14. We've got one here in the office: I used to have one at home that would house all of my practice balls, but I ended up giving it away. I know they can get kind of pricey, but can be a nice conversation piece for your office/den.
  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5FAbJvUEY Another classic! http://youtube.com/watch?v=ncjYnLgxyCI
  16. Outrider Putter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzxUsXZQLk0 Strange, but true. I don't know too much about this oddity, but I am telling you, it has a strange smoothness to it.
  17. I will make sure to update this post, detailing the F11's features & spec information when I get my hands on something. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20HOCXCf3vQ I have not demoed it yet, but it sounds like this might be the HOT fairway wood for 2011.
  18. Ted Bishop (current PGA secretary & in line to become president) is writing a daily column for an Indianapolis news paper about this years Ryder Cup; chronicling his travels with Team USA . He gives some great insight so far. A must read! Inside the Ropes - PGA Sec. Ted Bishop DAY 1 "Woods showed up about 30 minutes before departure last night wearing a black Nike warmup, baseball cap and black Nike athletic shoes. He slipped into a seat next to Overton who was engrossed in a conversation with his back turned. Tiger tapped him on the shoulder and placed his face nose to nose with Overton. When he turned around he about fell out of his chair and spontaneously responded, "It's Tiger Woods!" Day 2 "..Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were battling it out on the ping pong table." Day 3 "The players were presented official bomber jackets with the Ryder Cup logo and as one person put it, "It was like watching a bunch of high school kids receive their first letter jackets."
  19. Yeah, but all of the wall damage he did was legendary!
  20. Use as you will. BTW, how would you feel if you got beat up on the golf course by a bunch of guys wearing periwinkle cardigan?
  21. Yet another OUCH! moment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWQv0DOIG0s
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