Major-inspired D-100 irons
Wilson Staff has crafted a special set of Limited Editiom major-inspired D-100 irons for one lucky golfer to win in a competition that coincides with the Masters.golf club
The only set of these Limited Edition D-100 irons available in Europe, featuring distinctive green and yellow club heads, shafts and grip (4-SW with GW), golf sale,will be awarded to a winner who registers for free on www.golfclub777.com from 5 April until midnight April 14.
Three-time major champion and Wilson Staff ambassador Padraig Harrington, who currently uses D-100 hybrids, will add a special touch to the prize with a signed cap to go with the irons.
“The major-inspired D-100 set is a seriously limited edition prize – there are just a couple of these sets available globally,” says Wilson Golf’s commerical director Doug Wright.
“The D-100 range has proved very popular since it went on sale last month but this set will give one European golfer something extra special.” golf irons
To mark the introduction of the highly-rated D-100 range, the famous brand is also offering another 99 prizes in the form of three-sleeves of its new Wilson Staff Dx2 Soft golf balls, the softest distance model on the market.
Phil Mickelson revealed two weeks ago he was planning on using a ‘special’ club in preparation for the Masters.golf club
While there has been no official confirmation yet from Leftie on his new secret weapon, according to Golfweek the USGA’s conforming driver list has indicated what the three-time Masters champion may have up his sleeve ahead of his first round on Thursday.golf sale
Listed in the USGA’s database is an X-Hot fairway wood called Phrankenwood. There is no word yet if Mickelson will put it in play at the Masters, but there’s a good chance he’ll be testing it this week. golf store
On first inspection, the Phrankenwood appears to be an even larger version of Callaway’s new X Hot Pro 3Deep with probably even less loft to make the driver/fairway wood longer than the 3Deep but more workable than a standard driver.
A trip to Vale Do Lobo is up for grabs at the Nike Matchplay Championship
Nike Golf has announced its commitment to the amateur game by signing up to sponsor on of the most prestigious events for those outside the professional game.
Those with an active CONGU handicap,golf club, a club membership and a spare £25 lying around can enter the Nike Golf Matchplay Championship – but you’ll have to be quick as entries close on May 17 with play starting on June 1.
The event receives more than 1,300 individual entries and 2,100 pair entries which will be whittled down to 44 golfers who will be invited to the Grande Final.
These lucky few will get a return flight to Lobo, Portugal, golf sale,and five nights in a luxury hotel along with many other perks including five rounds, including one practice, at Vale Do Lobo.
“Nike is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing groundbreaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better and this partnership serves to reinforce our support for amateur golf,” says Nike Golf’s general manager Angus Moir.golf club
“Having been involved on a lesser scale over the past three years we have seen the competition grow substantially to become one of the most prestigious amateur events, attracting entries from thousands of ardent golfers in the UK.”
The brand already lends its name to the European Amateur Golf Tour, previously sponsored by Volvo, which allows amateurs to play the most infamous courses in the world.
2013 is set to be a landmark year for Nike, which has already signed Rory McIlroy, seen a return to World No.1 for Tiger Woods, and released its groundbreaking Covert range.
Clarke tests out the new fitting centre
Darren Clarke has opened the doors to the new TaylorMade Fitting Centre at the Darren Clarke Golf School in Antrim, golf sales,Northern Ireland.
Marking the only TaylorMade Fitting Centre in Northern Ireland, the centre is open to golfers of all abilities and provides state-of-the-art technology including the Flightscope launch monitor and use of the TaylorMade FIT-T (Flight information Technology) system.
This technology combined with the skill of the custom fitter provides a premium service designed to get every golfer fitted with the correct TaylorMade products to optimise their game.golf sale
“We are delighted to have opened the TaylorMade Fitting Centre with Darren Clarke”, commented TaylorMade’s European brand experience manager Sean Brady.
“We have a long standing relationship with Darren and it’s great to work with him to set-up this facility at the Darren Clarke Golf School.golf club
“This will allow golfers of all abilities to come to this venue and be fitted correctly by trained technicians for all of TaylorMade’s exciting and revolutionary new products.”
Juniors at the 2012 ClubGolf Camp
ClubGolf – Scotland’s junior golf programme delivering its Ryder Cup pledge by introducing children to golf – is confident more than 1,000 budding youngsters will attend its summer camps this July.golf club
The week-long summer camp is returning for a second year following a successful inauguration in 2012, which saw more than 800 kids and 53 clubs take part.golf slae
And with just 14 months and counting until the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, ClubGolf manager Jackie Davidson is excited by the prospect of seeing more than 1,000 juniors pitch up at their local club and being exposed to the game.
“ClubGolf Camps form an important part of our bid to introduce as many children as possible to golf ahead of the Ryder Cup returning to Scotland in 2014,” she said.
“We want to encourage every Scottish child to catch the golf bug and have an interest in the sport before the biggest names in golf arrive on their doorsteps.
“Hopefully, if we can do this, taylormade r1,we will see junior golf continue to grow inScotland, more and more young people becoming active club members and more Scottish golfers being named in European Ryder Cup teams of the future.”
In support: O’Grady and the European Tour
As expected, the European Tour has confirmed its support for the R&A and the USGA and their proposal for rule 14-1b – the prohibition of anchoring any club when making a stroke under the Rules of Golf.
George O’Grady CBE, Chief Executive of the European Tour, said: “The European Tour has been fully involved in the consultation process which ended on February 28, and deeply value this involvement. Our Members support the unique role played by the governing bodies in formulating the Rules of Golf.golf sale
“Additionally, virtually all of our Tournament Committee and player representatives support the proposed rule even though they are aware, and have taken into account, the fact that some members and especially our senior members use the anchored method.
“We understand the points put forward by the PGA Tour and the PGA of America and respect and sympathise with their views, which are based on their experience and the evidence before them, and have been expressed with great concern for the game.golf club
“The whole issue has received far greater focus and comment in the United States than in the rest of the world, perhaps because of the numbers of their golfers using the anchored method, and the set up in general terms of their golf courses and the firmness and speed of their greens.”