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Siem wins second title since return to Mizuno

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Marcel Siem romped to a three shot victory at the Trophée Hassan II – his second European Tour win (and 3rd in total) since returning to Mizuno in 2012.

MP-69 user Siem needs to move into the top 50 on The Official World Golf Ranking tonight to receive an invite to Augusta National.  Siem is in competition with fellow Mizuno player Charles Howell III (playing tonight at the Shell Houston Open) for the last playing spot.

“That will be unbelievable,” Siem said when asked what it would mean to grab a ticket to Georgia.  “It’s been my dream since I was a kid so if that comes true it will be unbelievable. It would be wonderful to play the Masters.

“I just want to be on that ground. I’m not going to cry but it would be very emotional. I remember as a kid watching Bernhard Langer winning it. I also loved Greg Norman and remember how unlucky he was there.

“It just looks an amazing; a hardcore golf course that you need to hit all the shots: left to right, right to left, high and low. You need to shape it a lot and that will suit me. I just hope so much that I have done enough to make it.”

The Open de France winner started the day four clear but bogeyed the first and was caught when Ilonen had a hat-trick of gains from the second.  Siem responded with birdies at the fifth and seventh, the latter courtesy of a brilliant approach to three feet, but Ilonen – who recorded both his European Tour victories back in 2007 – matched the latter to remain within touching distance.  The gap was back to two when Ilonen bogeyed the long tenth – Siem had his own problems around the green there but escaped with a par.  The tournament turned decisively in the German’s favour when he birdied the 11th from ten feet as Ilonen found sand from the tee at the short 12th, could only splash out into rough, chipped four feet past and missed the return putt.  Siem had a two-putt birdie at 15 and could even afford a couple of errant shots over the closing holes as he signed for a two under par 70 and 17 under par total.

“I’m super happy; really proud that I stayed that calm,” added Siem, who took some advice from the King of German golf prior to the final round

“I’ve never been in that situation so I spoke to Bernhard [Langer] last night to see if he could give me some advice on how to cope with being four shots in the lead, so thanks Bernhard!”

SOURCE:  Mizuno Golf

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Steal Of The Day: Nike Machspeed X Irons $249

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Today’s steal of the day comes from Hurricane Golf where you can get a new set of Nike Machspeed X Irons for $249 instead of the full retail of $699.99. A great deal if you have wanted these forever but didn’t want to pay full price.

A radical new construction method combined with a hot, thin alloy face creates the fastest Nike iron ever. The Nike Machspeed X irons produce faster ball speeds off the face – meaning more distance. The combination of AM355 stainless alloy and an off-the-face weld construction creates a thinner, hotter face and wider sweet zone. This new construction offers an extremely hot center area, but also expands to lower on the face where the ball is more to be in contact.

  • Machspeed Steel Shafts
Tiger Woods Limited Edition Nike Golf Shoes

It’s Major Time: Nike Golf Adds Color to its Iconic TW ’13 Limited Edition Footwear

Tiger Woods Limited Edition Nike Golf Shoes

It’s Major Time:  Nike Golf Adds Color to its Iconic TW ‘13 Limited Edition Footwear

BEAVERTON, Ore. (March 26, 2013) – Combining groundbreaking innovation with longstanding tradition, Nike Golf has created the NIKE FREE Inspired TW ‘13 Limited Edition footwear in time for the first major championship of the season.

The Nike TW ’13 Limited Edition shoe (MAP $179.99) is crafted of waterproof multi-stretch synthetic leather in white, a NIKE FREE Inspired outsole popped in green, a touch of yellow on the top eye-stay and a hint of red in the TW logo on the tongue.

“The NIKE FREE Inspired TW ‘13 has done exceptionally well at retail with consumers raving about the performance of the shoe. Since its debut, we haven’t been able to keep the TW’13 in stock.  We decided to release a limited edition version to celebrate the first major of the season.” said Lee Walker, Nike Golf’s Footwear Product Director.

The inspiration behind the Nike TW ‘13 footwear began with Tiger Woods himself.  He asked for a shoe that gave him the same performance fit and feel as his NIKE FREE shoes when he runs and trains. That question ignited collaboration between Woods, Nike Golf’s footwear creation team and Nike’s Innovation Kitchen, led by Tobie Hatfield.

The NIKE FREE Inspired outsole is designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot, coupled with the protection and traction of a lightweight performance golf shoe. This innovative outsole delivers flexibility that allows the athlete to keep contact with the ground longer, unleashing the full power of their swing.

The Nike TW ’13 also features the Nike Dynamic Fit support system.  Targeted support delivers unprecedented strength-to-weight ratio and one-to-one fitted support. Flywire infused nylon straps extend 360° from the footbed to the lacing system, securing the foot for an adaptive fit that provides golfers stability with mobility.

Limited quantities of this footwear will be available March 28, 2013 in retailers across the country as well as through www.nike.com.

Nike Athlete Tiger Woods is Number One in the World Again

Nike Athlete Tiger Woods is Number One in the World Again

Nike Athlete Tiger Woods is Number One in the World Again

Woods captures his 8th Arnold Palmer Invitational win, 77th career victory and secures number one in the Official World Golf Rankings-

BEAVERTON, Ore. (March 25, 2013) – Nike Athlete Tiger Woods played Bay Hill like he usually does, and his putting with his Nike Method putter said it all. He defended his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and tied Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record by winning the same tournament eight times. With this win, Woods reclaims the title of world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking.

When asked if he thinks he can become as good as he once was, Woods replied, “I don’t want to become as good as I once was. I want to become better.”

En route to capturing his 77th career PGA Tour victory, his 60th win with Nike equipment in the bag, Tiger took full advantage of his 14-club Nike arsenal, including his Nike Method 001 putter. Woods led the field in strokes gained-putting and dropped clutch putts including 17 birdies and three eagles with technology that has been instrumental in his last seven global wins. The Nike Method franchise features Nike’s polymetal groove technology, generating a faster forward roll at impact for increased accuracy and less skid.

Woods hit exceptional shots with his Nike VR_S Covert 5-wood, which he added to the bag at this year’s WGC Cadillac Championship. When asked about his second shot on number six on Saturday, Woods replied, “That was nice; I had to take something off this 5-wood and throw it up in the air and bank it up against the wind and I just absolutely flushed it.” The VR_S Covert features high speed cavity back technology, moving weight to the perimeter to increase forgiveness and add even more distance to off-center shots.

In addition to featuring Nike Golf apparel from the TW Collection, Woods also wore the Nike TW ’13 footwear.

Another Nike Athlete who had a solid performance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was the young Danishman, Thorbjorn Olesen.  Olesen tied Woods for the low round on Saturday posting a 66.  He relied on the VR_S Covert family of clubs this week, including the VR_S Covert Tour driver, VR_S Covert 3-wood and VR_S Covert hybrid.  Olesen finished seventh which is his best finish on the PGA Tour in his career.

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Woods’ Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver: Nike VR Tour 8.5-degree (Graphite Design DI 6X)

Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree and Nike VR_S Covert 5-wood/19-degree

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW)

Wedges: Nike VR Pro 56-degree and 60-degree

Putter: Nike Method 001

Ball: Nike ONE Tour D

Footwear: Nike TW’13

Apparel: Nike Golf Tiger Woods Collection

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Nike Golf’s 2013 PGA Tour Victories

  • Tiger Woods – Arnold Palmer Invitational
  • Tiger Woods – WGC Cadillac Championship
  • Scott Brown – Puerto Rico Open
  • Tiger Woods – Farmers Insurance Open
  • Russell Henley – Sony Open

Nike Golf’s 2013 International Victories

  • Scott Jamieson – The Nelson Mandela Championship (European Tour)
  • Charl Schwartzel – Alfred Dunhill Championship (European Tour)

Nike Golf’s 2013 Ladies International Victories

  • Suzann Pettersen – Mission Hills World Ladies’ Golf Championship
titleist pro v1 golf balls

Steal Of The Day: Titleist Prior Generation Pro V1 Golf Balls $39

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Today’s steal of the day is from Golf Galaxy where you can get a dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls for $39 instead of $47.99 which is a great deal on a past generation golf balls that is still a solid purchase.

Titleist Prior Generation Pro V1 Golf Balls – 12 pack

The Tour-proven Titleist Pro V1® provides the exceptional distance and durability golfers have counted on, and now also delivers increased spin control and a more consistent flight. This advanced performance results from an innovative ZG process core technology, responsive ionomeric casing layer, Urethane Elastomer cover and spherically tiled 352 tetrahedral dimple design. And with 3 axes of symmetry, our new aerodynamics deliver a penetrating ball flight that holds its line in the wind.

– Exceptional distance
– Consistent flight
– Drop-And-Stop™ greenside control
– Very soft feel on all shots
– Excellent durability

TW Modern Color Block Polo

Insights from Tiger Woods Lead to New Performance Innovation in Nike Golf’s Spring 2013 TW Collection

TW Modern Color Block Polo

-With a focus on mobility and proprioception, the Spring 2013 Tiger Woods Collection maximizes range of motion while keeping posture in check-

BEAVERTON, Ore (March 19, 2013) – Nike Golf takes apparel innovation to the next level, incorporating groundbreaking technology to maximize athletic performance. As the number one golf apparel company in the world, Nike Golf prides itself on innovation with the pinnacle of relentless innovation exemplified in the Tiger Woods Collection. Woods’ passion and competitive spirit fuels Nike to create the most innovative and athletic products in the sport.TW Stripe Polo Front

Striving to make Woods’ apparel better, Kim Kenney, Design Director for Nike Golf, looked at what the distraction points have been for him throughout his career. “For Tiger, we found that the key areas of distraction were his collar and sleeves,” Kenney said. “Tiger was typically adjusting his sleeves before he addressed the ball, moving the garment’s shoulder seam back as a way to mark his golf stance. Then, after he followed through he had to adjust and pull his sleeves back to the original position.”

To solve this problem, a continuous shoulder seam was ergonomically engineered on the back side of his polo which highlights a proprioceptive point that informs Woods he is in the desired position. In efforts to reduce distraction, the shoulder seam is constructed by ultrasonic line bonding which gives the wearer a “seamless” feel against the skin.

Additionally, an articulated Kimono style back with a posture informing chassis was designed to maximize range of motion.  The back of the sleeves are not traditionally sewn onto the body of the shirt, but instead, are engineered as one continuous piece along with the back body of the polo.  The design reduces limitations in the area that endures the most tension in a swing – across the back.

“I consider my apparel to be as significant as the rest of my golf equipment,” said Tiger Woods. “My test sessions with the Nike apparel team led us to construct a polo that frees my swing starting at address and continuing through impact and my follow through. The new shoulder seam construction makes for no restrictions. This allows me to swing with power, and with complete confidence.”

The TW Trajectory Polo ($100), TW Graphic Polo ($90), TW Stripe Polo ($90), TW Chest Stripe Polo ($95) and the TW Modern Color Block Polo ($95) are all styles in the 2013 Spring Tiger Woods Collection built on the posture informing chassis.

The center back seam that is commonly found in the Tiger Woods Collection is made of ultrasonic line bonding to provide shaping to the polo. This back seam allows the polo to fit perfectly when in the address position.TW Graphic Polo Front

To keep the athlete cool, the Tiger Woods Collection features Nike’s Dri-FIT technology, which helps move moisture away from the athlete’s skin. The 2013 collection utilizes a perforated collar that allows increased airflow to the neck.  This perforated collar also helps reduce the overall weight in the polo to create a lighter feel for the athlete.

While the Tiger Woods Collection comprises the most innovative technology, there are bold patterns, bright colors and design detailing in every piece. The TW Trajectory Polo ($100) and the TW Graphic Polo ($90) were designed using Woods’ launch monitor numbers to create a repeated graphic of his launch angle subtly displayed on the polos.

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Steal Of The Day: Oakley Elevate Goggles $59

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Today’s steal of the day comes from Evo Gear where you can get a new pair of Oakley Elevate goggles for $59 with an additional 15% off with code LUCK instead of the full retail price of $120.

Oakley Elevate Goggles: The Oakley Elevate Goggles takes all of Oakley’s technological expertise and hits it with a beam of size-reducing gamma rays. The result is a goggle that conforms comfortably to a small to medium-sized face, with a skeletal system to minimize nasal pressure and gives you an amazing peripheral view. Who knew big technology could come in a small package.

Shape
Internal skeletal support system reduces nasal pressure and maximizes airflow
Fits medium to large faces
Lens Tech
F3 Series anti-fog treatment
Ventilation
Dual vented lenses for fog elimination
Strap
O Matter® strap outriggers give the Elevate Goggles a balanced fit with or without a helmet
Materials
Frame is made of O Matter®, a lightweight synthetic engineered for all-day comfort, shock absorption and durability against the punishment of environmental extremes
Plutonite® lens is lightweight, offering superior comfort, clarity, and protection against impact and 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light
All-day comfort of moisture-wicking triple-layer polar fleece foam

Specs

  • Frame Size: Small
  • Lens Type: Spherical
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
cleveland 290 driver

Steal Of The Day: Cleveland Classic 290 Driver $129

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Today’s steal of the day comes from Great Golf Deals where you can get a new Cleveland Classic 290 driver for $129 instead of $299.99. Also it comes with $10 ground shipping.

Cleveland Classic Drivers – Retro look with 21st Century Technology

Awesome is the word that comes to mind when you see this driver with the classic look of a wood, that’s constructed of lightweight metals and new technology.

Check out our Blog for an unbiased review of the Cleveland Classic Driver

The driver itself brings about a nostalgic feel when looking down at it, combined with amazing distance and consistency. Cleveland’s Classic Driver could easily be the driver getting all the buzz in 2012. Definitely have this on your list to try out.

The Cleveland 290 Classic Driver is the most advanced combination of style and performance in a titanium driver. The Classic 290 has a unique sole design and color scheme inspired by persimmon drivers. It has a pear-shaped profile with the largest, deepest club face ever produced by Cleveland Golf. The face promotes a hot, penetrating ball flight while MaxCOR2 technology provides maximum distance on off-center hits. The Classic 290 is engineered with Ultralite technology, helping players generate increased head speed and distance with the same swing effort. It’s also part of the RightWeight Fitting System – with an overall weight of 290 grams, the Classic 290 is ideal for a wide range of players seeking a strong combination of distance and accuracy.

Retro Look

  • Unique sole design and color scheme inspired by persimmon drivers
  • Traditional pear-shaped profile in a 460cc club head inspires confidence at address and allows for shot-shaping controlIncredibly Large, Deep Face
  • Largest and deepest club face ever produced by Cleveland Golf for largest effective hitting area and hot ball flight
  • Large face combined with MaxCOR2 technology provides maximum distance and forgiveness on off-center hits
  • Gold-colored trapezoid section in center of face enhances retro look and serves as alignment aidRightWeight Fitting System
  • Drivers with RightWeight Fitting are engineered for unique performance and optimal feel for every type of player
  • The Classic 290 has a total club weight of 290 grams. This helps generate increased club head speed for maximum distance with the same swing effortUltralite Technology
  • Classic 290 is among the lightest drivers on the market, helping players generate measurable increases in swing speed
  • Premium Miyazaki C. Kua 43 graphite shaft and Lamkin SuperLite 36g grip
Mizuno MP 64

Product Review: Mizuno MP-64 Irons

Mizuno MP 64

I have the great opportunity to test and review the greatest irons I have ever put into my hands. They are the Mizuno MP-64’s, or as I like to call them, the Samurai swords of golf clubs. If you truly want to get serious about your golf game then you need to save up and put some Mizuno clubs in your bag.  BUY NOW

Product Details:

The MP-64™ is the best feeling “player’s cavity” design that Mizuno has engineered. The full body Diamond Muscle design of the Grain Flow Forged® MP-64™ irons delivers increased forgiveness in the long irons and enhanced control in the scoring irons.

With feel and control as top priorities, Mizuno engineers relied heavily on the use of advanced simulation tools and input from Mizuno Staff Member Luke Donald in the development of the MP-64. Precise control of vibration frequencies through Mizuno’s Harmonic Impact Technology (HIT) paired with the utilization of the highest quality material (1025E Pure Select) in Mizuno’s patented Grain Flow Forging process ensure that MP-64’s players cavity design delivers the ultimate in soft, solid, and consistent feel. Additionally, the Diamond Muscle pad flows with varied cavity depths throughout the set resulting in easy to launch, controllable long irons and pin seeking scoring irons. If you’re looking for the ultimate in shot making ability, look no further than the MP-64.

  • Flow Thickness Diamond Muscle Pad delivers optimized performance and perfect flow through the entire set.
  • Scientifically designed to optimize sound and feel at impact utilizing Modal Analysis software and Mizuno’s Harmonic Impact Technology (HIT).
  • Patented Grain Flow Forged 1025E “Pure Select” mil carbon steel provides the ultimate in soft, solid and consistent feel.
  • Tour confirmed sole and a compact head size allow for the ultimate ability to alter shots, delivering more control.
  • Modified U-Grooves produce the ideal spin rate for maximum playability in all conditions.

Mizuno MP 64 Irons

Look  10/10:

Nothing in this world looks better than a set of brand new Mizuno irons and the blade look with a half cavity and thickness to the iron giving you confidence at address. When looking at the long irons, they did an outstanding job of giving a deeper cavity to give you the best playability that will ever be placed in your hands. No more of the extra-large, bulky cavities for beginner golfers, now there is a whole new weapon for 0-10 handicap players to take their game to a whole new level.

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The clean tapered sole gives you the ability to know it will slice through the turf like a Samurai sword. It is probably the best looking club on the market and I would like to challenge anyone to think otherwise. Opening them up and taking off the protective plastic, all you can see is the nicest looking chrome, better than any rims you would see on an Escalade. The face has a satin finish to prevent glare on sunny days for correct alignment before attacking pins. These clubs are easily the sexiest golf clubs you will ever see. I give the overall look a 10/10.

Distance Control & Accuracy  10/10:

After giving these irons a thorough testing on a few different ranges and courses, they are spot on by providing a perfect ball flight that cuts through the air and lands exactly the distance you need them to go. I still hit these irons the same distance as my TaylorMades but the secret weapon is that the MP-64’s are deadly accurate. The biggest issue with my game the past few years is knocking approach shots close and these look to be the solution to my problem. Compared to my TaylorMade irons, the MP-64 has increased my G.I.R percentage from a 65% to 78% after switching them out of my bag. I give the overall distance control and accuracy a 10/10.

Feel  10/10:

The feel of the MP-64’s deserves at least 10 headings on this review because there is nothing like the solid contact with one of these clubs. Being some of the easiest clubs I have ever hit, they did a great job of making an iron that gives you all the feedback you would ever need and the ability to adjust. It gives you the softest feeling but also lets you know when you have miss hits to better your game compared to a lot of irons on the market. So if you want the best feel playing irons on the market, than the Mizuno MP-64 is a true winner! I give the overall feel a 10/10.

Mizuno MP 64

Weighting  10/10:

Want a club that feels meaty at contact that isn’t bulky with a huge cavity? Want an iron that feels perfectly weighted that makes you feel confident to attack any pin on the golf course? Want an iron that feels like a blade but also gives you forgiveness? Well the MP-64 is the solution to your golfing dilemmas. The weighting of this iron is right behind the ball where you want it instead of a huge weight insert in the sole where you feel that a chili dip is coming the next time you swing. Back to the Samurai sword reference, this is a club that you can whip through impact effortlessly leaving you with a huge smile after the first hit. I give the overall weighting a 10/10.

Overall Rating  40/40:

I have never given a perfect score to anything I have reviewed in the past but Mizuno has hit the ball out of the park on the design of these golf clubs. The designer of the MP-64 deserves a raise, trip to Cancun and endless bottles of Cristal. I was first initially interested in the MP-59’s after trying them at Golf Galaxy and was blown away with that model, until I tried the MP-64’s.

I have now replaced my trusty TaylorMade irons for the Mizuno MP-64’s with the KBS Tour stiff shaft and promise they will be in my bag for the long haul. It is going to be a great summer of low scores and dropping approach shots all over greens. So if you are looking to improve your game and take it to the next level, then please go give these a try at the local Mizuno Dealer, get fitted and you can thank me in the future.

Also don’t ask for Samurai swords when purchasing these clubs because I am pretty sure that shaft option isn’t available.

 

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