News for Monday, January 21, 2013


News 2013 January 21


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Bright ideas: Colorful, low-spin drivers highlight '13

Drivers – colorful and with lower spin – offer plenty of options for 2013

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Q&A: Marty Jertson, senior design engineer, Ping

Marty Jertson is a senior design engineer for Ping. As a professional, he qualified for the 2011 and ’12 PGA Championships and was a star of the 25th PGA Cup in 2011.

An abundance of driver adjustability

For 2013, adjustable drivers dominate the landscape. For the first time, every major golf equipment manufacturer will showcase at least one adjustable driver at the PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 24-26 in Orlando, Fla.

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Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 driver

Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 employs adjustability, multilevel face

The Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 driver and its multilevel face design has the company's founder seeing a major step forward in feel and forgiveness as well as distance.

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New Callaway driver goes Xtreme

Callaway is introducing a driver - the Razr Fit Xtreme - and preaching a club-fitting philosophy that is different than driver developments from several other companies.

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TaylorMade unveils RocketBladez irons

The TaylorMade golf club family is expanding, as RocketBallz has a sibling for 2013 called RocketBladez.

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Titleist introduces 913 hybrid, fairway wood

Titleist's new 913 driver has made an early appearance on Tour with the likes of Rory McIlroy, and now you will see more of the 913 fairway and hybrid line as well.

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Nike launches cavity-back VR_S Covert driver

The new adjustable VR_S Covert driver is the most distinctive club ever released by Nike Golf. The head is a deep red. The loft can be changed from 8.5 degree to 12.5 degree.

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Wu sets tournament record in winning Annika Invitational

When Bethany Wu’s final putt dropped for her Annika Invitational victory Jan. 21, a soft rain was falling at the 18th green of Reunion Resort’s Watson Course. By the time Wu ducked into the scoring tent with a 5-under 67, the day had turned from very scorable to very wet.

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Winner's Circle: Jan. 14-20, 2013

A look inside the bag of this week's winners

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Callaway adds Adams R&D chief to staff

Tim Reed has left Adams Golf, where he served as vice president of research and development, and has joined Callaway Golf as senior vice president of product strategy and management.

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Garcia wins Puerto Rico Junior Open, earns Tour start

Jorge Garcia, a native of Miami, won the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open by a seven-stroke margin at 10-under-par 206, and with his victory earns a coveted exemption into the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open in March.

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Throwback: '86 Masters rates as Jack's finest hour

In honor of Jack Nicklaus' 73rd birthday on Monday, we are taking the time to go back to his victory at the 1986 Masters Tournament.

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Women's spring preview: Missouri Valley Conference

In her first collegiate tournament, Kimmy Askelson sent a message. She was for real. But multiple injuries have derailed the Drake redshirt freshman. After surgery, she feels like she is good to go again.