Holtgrieve, Cobra and "The Beast"

Seen at the PGA Merchandise Show: Jim Holtgrieve, the 2011 U.S. Walker Cup captain, who is recovering from carpal tunnel surgery on both hands.

“It’s been eight weeks (since the surgery),” Holtgrieve said. “I hope to be playing tournament golf in another five weeks.”

The 2011 Walker Cup will be played at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on the northeast coast of Scotland.

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New from Cobra Golf: S2 Max, one of the new members of the growing S2 family.

S2 Max can be purchased in two versions: all irons or an integrated irons-and-hybrids combination.

The street price for the all-iron set will be $399 with steel shafts and $499 with graphite shafts. The street price for the integrated set (five irons and three hybrids) will be $499 with steel shafts and $599 with graphite shafts.

S2 is fast becoming a power-packed model for Cobra. S2 Max is scheduled to be in retail stores by the end of March.

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Those yards add up: Sean “The Beast” Fister was promoting his new titanium driver, the Punisher 450 Pro LD, at the PGA Merchandise Show,

Fister is the only American to win three RE/MAX World Championships in the Open Division.

Fister’s exploits are described like this on his Web site (www.fistergolf.com): “450 drives a day, 330 days a year for 22 years, 3 million drives, 687,000 miles, 3 trips to the moon, 26 times around the earth.”

Fister meticulously designed the shape of the Punisher, which sells for $299.99.

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