News for Tuesday, March 27, 2012


News 2012 March 27


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Kraft notes: Tseng works on mental game

Tseng's mental toughness

Kraft Nabisco Championship notes: Yani Tseng has seen more success since working with Gary Gilchrist on the mental aspects of the game.

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Lee earns final spot in Kraft at Legacy Junior

Lee wins Legacy Jr.

The year of Alison Lee continues as the 17-year-old played her way into the first major of the LPGA season, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Julie Williams

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Ping to introduce adjustable belly putter

Ping's adjustable belly putter

Ping is about to become the first major golf equipment manufacturer to introduce an adjustable-length belly putter. It will be called the Nome 405 Belly.

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Toy Box: Tiger wins with all Nike

Toy Box notes: At the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger Woods carried all Nike clubs in his first PGA Tour victory since 2009.

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Oregon men win home event by two

The Oregon men's team got a 1-2-3 individual finish from Andrew Vijarro, Eugene Wong and Daniel Miernicki, respectively, and held off Long Beach State at its home event, The Duck Invitational, on Tuesday.

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Auburn men capture Hootie at Bulls Bay

Three Auburn players finished in the top 4 individually, leading the third-ranked Tigers to their third victory of the season Tuesday at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.

SE Louisiana snaps 2-year drought with victory

Coach Tim Baldwin and Southeastern Louisiana broke a two-year winless streak with a triumph at the UALR/First Tee Collegiate Classic on Tuesday.

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Scott taking less-is-more approach to Masters

McCabe on Adam Scott

PGA Tour notes: Adam Scott has played all of eight competitive rounds in 2012. Yes, you read that right. Can he possibly be ready for the Masters next week?

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Forged irons: Something for everyone

Toy Box: Forged irons

Forged irons have made a dramatic comeback. Only a few years ago, most irons were made of investment-cast stainless steel. Now we see forged irons in the club lineup of every major club manufacturer.

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC forged irons

TaylorMade lends precision-weighting port to Tour Preferred MC irons

To achieve consistent swingweight and optimal center of gravity, TaylorMade has placed a Precision Weighting Port in the back of its Tour Preferred MC forged iron.

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Adams Idea Black CB3 forged iron

Adams pushes feel, forgiveness in Idea Black CB3 forged iron

The CB3 irons have a deep cavity along with heel and toe weighting; Adams says these irons are all about feel and forgiveness.

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Nike VR_S Forged irons

Nike touts COR in its VR_S Forged irons

The VR_S Forged has the highest COR (coefficient of restitution) of any Nike iron ever made, which means one thing: the ball goes farther.

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Cobra AMP Forged irons

Cobra's AMP Forged irons take on vibration

In the cavity behind the hitting area, Cobra's AMP Forged irons contain a shock-absorbing aluminum medallion and a separate insert.

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Callaway Razr X Forged irons

Callaway mixes cavity back, classic traits in Razr X Forged irons

The Callaway Razr X Forged iron contains all the earmarks of a classic forged iron and a cavity back design for playability.

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Ping Anser forged irons

Ping engineers tungsten sole into Anser forged irons

Ping classifies the Anser as a forged iron, although it has a tungsten sole and could be labeled a contemporary updating of the forging process.

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Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity forged irons

Bridgestone strategically weights J40 Dual Pocket Cavity forged irons

The Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity forged irons moves discretionary weight to the perimeter for added forgiveness, while positioning more mass directly behind the hitting area.

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Titleist 712 CB Forged irons

Titleist 712 CB Forged irons blend pure forging, cavity back

The Titleist 712 CB Forged iron is a pure forging, yet the weighting is enhanced with a contemporary cavity-back design.

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Tour Edge Exotics Xtreme Forged CB irons

Tour Edge moves weight in Exotics Xtreme Forged CB irons

The Tour Edge Exotics Xtreme Forged CB irons have a straight leading edge, with almost no offset and most of the weight moved to the sole, heel and toe.

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Mizuno MP-59 forged irons

Mizuno works titanium iron MP-59 forged irons

The MP-59 has titanium forged into the muscleback area of the blade, producing a sweet area that Mizuno says is 5 percent larger than that of the MP-58.

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Wilson FG Tour V2 forged iron

Wilson FG Tour V2 forged iron incorporates back cavity

The FG Tour V2 is Wilson's latest forged addition, including minimal offset, a thin top line and a back cavity that promotes increased MOI.

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This week in the world of golf . . .

This week in the world of golf, including the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco and the PGA Tour's Houston Open.

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Whitworth to captain U.S. team at 2013 Jr. Solheim

2013 Jr. Solheim cup

Kathy Whitworth has been selected to captain the U.S. team at the 2013 Junior Solheim Cup.

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Hull named to GB&I Curtis Cup squad after all

Hull named GB&I squad

Charley Hull is named to the GB&I Curtis Cup team despite a previous uproar over her choice to skip a team training session to prepare for this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship.