This Week in Professional Golf #Golf

Tour Championship (PGA Tour)

Site: Atlanta.

Course: East Lake GC

Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, Noon-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1:30-6 p.m. (NBC).

Defending Champion: Rory McIlroy.

Thursday Tee Times – No. 1

11:40 a.m. — Patrick Cantlay, Jason Dufner
11:50 a.m. — Russell Henley, Gary Woodland
12:00 p.m. — Sergio Garcia, Xander Schauffele
12:10 p.m. — Patrick Reed, Tony Finau
12:20 p.m. — Adam Hadwin, Kyle Stanley
12:30 p.m. — Kevin Chappell, Brian Harman
12:40 p.m. — Jhonattan Vegas, Kevin Kisner
12:50 p.m. — Jason Day, Webb Simpson
1:00 p.m. — Charley Hoffman, Daniel Berger
1:10 p.m. — Pat Perez, Matt Kuchar
1:20 p.m. — Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey
1:30 p.m. — Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose
1:40 p.m. — Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler
1:50 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman
2:00 p.m. — Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas

Pure Insurance Championship (PGA Tour Champions)

Site: Pebble Beach, Calif.

Course: Pebble Beach GL

Television: Friday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending Champion: Paul Broadhurst.

WEB.COM TOUR – DAP CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Beachwood, Ohio.

Course: Canterbury GC.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending Champion: Bryson DeChambeau.

EUROPEAN TOUR – PORTUGAL MASTERS

Site: Vilamoura, Portugal.

Course: Dom Pedro Victoria GC.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 8-11 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending Champion: Padraig Harrington.

 

 

Marc Leishman wins the 2017 BMW Championship WITB

Marc Leishman wins the 2017 BMW Championship with 23 under par. Marc Leishman WITB.

Marc Leishman current official PGA TOUR headshot.
(Photo by: Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR)

, Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (58 degrees)

 

BMW Championship

 

Press Release: Nexbelt® “The Fastest Growing Belt in Golf” @Nexbelt

Nexbelt® Tour Staff Professional, Marc Leishman, captures a wire-to-wire victory at
the BMW Championship
(RANCHO CUCAMONGA) – Nexbelt®, “The Fastest Growing Belt in Golf”, announced today that Nexbelt Tour Staff Professional, Marc Leishman, won the BMW Championship, held at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Illinois this past weekend.

Two weeks after finishing T-3rd at the Dell Technologies Championship, Leishman, bounced back to lead wire-to-wire at the third FedEx Cup playoff event of the season.
Leishman wears the X-Factor Golf Series belt on Tour which features Nexbelt’s patented flip down face and hidden ball marker.
Leishman fired rounds of 62, 64, 68 and 67 to grab a five-stroke victory over the field. This was his third time winning on the PGA Tour and he is now ranked 4th on the FedEx Cup Points List going into the Players Championship, the final event of the season, that will determine who becomes the 2017 FedEx Cup Champion.
“Watching Marc’s wife Audrey cheer her husband on to victory Sunday at the BMW Championship with their 2-month-old baby in her arms was by far the most rewarding part of this victory,” said Eddie Rowland, Co-Founder of Nexbelt. “You’d never know the dire situation she faced just two years ago. It’s a testament to how strong a family bond they have and I couldn’t be happier for Marc and all his success.”
Two years ago, Leishman rushed home from Augusta National where he was preparing for the Masters as his wife, Audrey, was facing a diagnosis of sepsis, a life-threatening compilation of bacterial infections that caused doctors to induce a coma. She was given just a 5 percent chance of survival.
“I think when things are good and settled in your personal life, it makes it easier to perform in your professional life,” said Audrey Leishman while her husband was being congratulated by fellow players. “We’ve had a great year personally, professionally. We’re really happy and blessed.”
Nexbelt is the “The Fastest Growing Belt In Golf”. Its team of Staff Professionals for 2017 includes PGA Tour Players, Jim Furyk, Kevin Na, Marc Leishman, William McGirt, Jason Bohn, Jarrod Lyle, Greg Chalmers and LPGA Tour Player Katie Burnett.
Nexbelt is known for its innovative technology and providing golfers with the maximum comfort and minimal adjusting. The unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit allows the wearer to adjust the belt in ¼ inch increments, providing the golfer with the best fit, feel, and fashion available.
Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering its customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available.
Nexbelt’s DRIVE Vision….
Deliver what we Promise with Integrity.
Retain the Human touch
Invest in Good People generously.
Value our Customers Unconditionally.
Embrace Change with Innovation.
Company Founders, Tom Hunsucker, and Eddie and Francis Rowland started Nexbelt in 2010 with a vision to reinvent the way Americans buy, sell and wear their belts. Tired of the old outdated pin/buckle system, they set their sights on creating a belt that would be both adjustable and highly fashionable at the same time. Out of this passion, Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes” was born.
Nexbelt®, Precise FitTM and “The Belt With No Holes”® are registered trademarks.
For more information about Nexbelt, visit www.Nexbelt.com.

Press Release: Nexbelt® #HarveyRelief @Nexbelt

On behalf of my fellow Texans thank you Nexbelt®. You guys are awesome. 

 
Nexbelt® “The Belt With No Holes” donates to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

(RANCHO CUCAMONGA) – Nexbelt®, “The Belt With No Holes”, announced today that they’ve donated $1,000.00 to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and in addition, will be donating 20% of all Heritage Texas Belt and Buckle sales (both retail and wholesale) to the fund between now and December 31, 2017.

“The American Red Cross is using donor dollars right now to provide food, shelter and emergency support for individuals and families affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Eddie Rowland, Co-Founder of Nexbelt, “and their work has just begun. We’ve committed to assist their efforts for the rest of this year and bring whatever support we can to the victims of this devastating storm.”
To purchase one of Nexbelt’s Heritage Texas Belts or Buckles visit their website at: https://www.nexbelt.com/collections/texas-collection
For more information on the American Red Cross and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund visit: http://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/hurricane-relief/hurricane-harvey-relief-information
Nexbelt is known for its unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit that allows the wearer to adjust the belt in ¼ inch increments, providing the best fit, feel, and fashion available.
Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering its customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available.
Nexbelt’s DRIVE Vision….
Deliver what we Promise with Integrity.
Retain the Human touch
Invest in Good People generously.
Value our Customers Unconditionally.
Embrace Change with Innovation.
Company Founders, Tom Hunsucker, and Eddie and Francis Rowland started Nexbelt in 2010 with a vision to reinvent the way Americans buy, sell and wear their belts. Tired of the old outdated pin/buckle system, they set their sights on creating a belt that would be both adjustable and highly fashionable at the same time. Out of this passion, Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes” was born.
Nexbelt®, Precise FitTM and “The Belt With No Holes”® are registered trademarks.

 

 

Press Release: AT&T Byron Nelson


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AT&T Byron Nelson Announces Record Net Proceeds for Momentous Institute
The Salesmanship Club of Dallas’ 2017 tournament raised $6.8 million 

Dallas, Texas, Aug. 25, 2017 – The Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas today announced that the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson raised a record $6.8 million. Proceeds from the tournament will help continue building and repairing social emotional health for kids and families through Momentous Institute. The tournament has raised over $155 million for Momentous Institute since 1968, helping to transform more than 100,000 kids and families’ lives.

“This year we set out to make the AT&T Byron Nelson’s final year in Irving our best yet, and to celebrate our long relationship with the Irving community and the Four Seasons,” said Tim Costello, 2017 Tournament Chair. “We are grateful to the countless people who came together to make sure we raised the most we could for the kids and families we serve through Momentous Institute.”

The Salesmanship Club of Dallas has owned and operated Momentous Institute since 1920 and began operating the PGA TOUR event in 1968.

Momentous Institute directly serves more than 6,000 kids and family members annually through therapeutic and educational services. In order to change the odds for far more children than could be served directly, the organization extends its social emotional health expertise by investing in research and offering training nationwide.

The 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson will be held May 14-20 at its new location at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. Find more information about the new course and next year’s tournament here.

About the AT&T Byron Nelson 

The AT&T Byron Nelson is a premier PGA TOUR event, hosted by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1968. The tournament has raised more than $155 million over the past 50 years, making it the most financially successful charity event on the PGA TOUR. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Momentous Institute, the nonprofit operated by the Salesmanship Club since 1920. Momentous Institute directly serves 6,000 kids and family members each year through its nationally acclaimed Momentous School, innovative therapeutic services, and research and training.

The AT&T Byron Nelson is one of North Texas’ biggest sports attractions and most anticipated social events of the spring. Beginning in May 2018, AT&T Byron Nelson will play at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.

 

 

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2017 BMW Championship Picks #Golf

Favorite: Jordan Spieth – Spieth has finished second in each of the first two playoff events and he is Jordan Spieth.

Sleeper: Paul Casey — Casey has been semi-hot in 2017 playoff events, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if he catches fire at Conway Farms Golf Club, outside of Chicago, Ill.

BMW Championship

2017 BMW Championship Betting Odds

  • Jordan Spieth: +600
  • Dustin Johnson: +700
  • Justin Thomas: +1100
  • Jon Rahm: +1200
  • Rickie Fowler: +1200
  • Hideki Matsuyama: +1400
  • Paul Casey: +1600
  • Jason Day: +1800
  • Rory McIlroy: +2000
  • Brooks Koepka: +2500
  • Henrik Stenson: +2500
  • Patrick Reed: +2500
  • Justin Rose: +2800
  • Marc Leishman: +3300
  • Matt Kuchar: +3300
  • Louis Oosthuizen: +4000
  • Sergio Garcia: +4500
  • Patrick Cantlay: +5000
  • Daniel Berger: +5500
  • Kevin Chappell: +6600
  • Phil Mickelson: +6600
  • Charley Hoffman: +7000
  • Kevin Na: +7000
  • Webb Simpson: +7000
  • Zach Johnson: +7000
  • Gary Woodland: +8000
  • Jason Dufner: +9000
  • Charl Schwartzel: +10000
  • Francesco Molinari: +10000
  • Ian Poulter: +10000
  • Keegan Bradley: +10000
  • Kevin Kisner: +10000
  • Kyle Stanley: +10000
  • Oliver Schniederjans: +10000
  • Pat Perez: +10000
  • Russell Henley: +10000
  • Tony Finau: +10000
  • Bill Haas: +12500
  • Emiliano Grillo: +12500
  • Jhonattan Vegas: +12500
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello: +12500
  • Xander Schauffele: +12500
  • Adam Hadwin: +15000
  • Brian Harman: +15000
  • Grayson Murray: +15000
  • Ryan Moore: +15000
  • Chez Reavie: +17500
  • Jamie Lovemark: +17500
  • Lucas Glover: +17500
  • Bryson DeChambeau: +20000
  • Hudson Swafford: +20000
  • Robert Streb: +20000
  • Si Woo Kim: +20000
  • Billy Horschel: +25000
  • Brendan Steele: +25000
  • Bud Cauley: +25000
  • Cameron Smith: +25000
  • James Hahn: +25000
  • Kevin Tway: +25000
  • Martin Laird: +25000
  • Scott Brown: +25000
  • Sean OHair: +25000
  • Stewart Cink: +25000
  • Wesley Bryan: +25000
  • Danny Lee: +27500
  • Anirban Lahiri: +30000
  • Charles Howell III: +30000
  • Luke List: +30000
  • Mackenzie Hughes: +30000
  • Sunghoon Kang: +30000
2017 FedExCup Playoffs

Press Release: Cleveland Golf®

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New TFi 2135 Satin Putters from Cleveland Golf Provide Total Speed Control and Perfect Alignment

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Aug. 28, 2017 — CLEVELAND GOLF® unveils new alignment and speed control technologies in the updated TFi® 2135 Satin putter models. Featuring a new tour satin color scheme, high-contrast alignment lines and a customized milling pattern on each of the five head shapes, the new putters are available for presale Aug. 28, 2017 and officially launch Sept. 15, 2017.

Since its founding in 1979, Cleveland Golf’s innovative putter designs have pushed the limits of technology, look, and feel. The new TFi 2135 Satin putters continue this tradition, with putter advancements designed to improve alignment, soft feel, and speed control.

 

Speed Optimized Milling on the TFi 2135 Satin putters adjusts energy transference so that every putt rolls to the same distance regardless of where it is struck on the face. Because MOI varies across models, the amount of ball speed correction has been individually customized to each of the five shapes, ensuring every model employs the precise level of speed correction required for consistent distance control.

“Traditional putters come up short when you hit the ball even just a bit toward the heel or toe,” said Jeff Brunski, Director of Research and Development at Cleveland Golf. “We lowered ball speed on center strikes and added ball speed on off-center strikes to produce uniform distance no matter where you strike the ball.”

“The exact magnitude of these changes varies slightly based on the shape and weighting of the putter model. So we’ve actually produced a different face for every model within the family to make sure each one provides perfect distance control.”

For more detailed information on TFi 2135 Satin Putters: CLICK HERE.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 2135 Alignment Technology used on each TFi 2135 Satin putter provides perfect alignment on every putt. With sightlines raised 21.35 millimeters off the ground—the exact radius of a golf ball—the technology delivers accurate alignment feedback regardless of address position. The new putters improve upon previous generations of 2135 Alignment Technology with 50 percent higher contrast sightlines that make precise alignment even easier.

The putters’ multi-material head construction uses True Feel Innovation®: a Polymer TPU face insert that dampens vibrations and enhances feel. Paired with face milling that’s three times deeper than previous models, the new TFi 2135 Satin putters strike the ball with exceptionally soft feel.

Key Innovations Inside TFi 2135 Satin Putters:

  • High Contrast 2135 Alignment Technology raises the sightline to the exact center of the golf ball, providing accurate alignment regardless of eye position at address.
  • True Feel Innovation uses multi-material construction to produce extremely soft feel.
  • Speed Optimized Milling provides perfect distance control by adding speed on off-center hits.

The TFi 2135 Satin standard models are 1.0, Rho, Elevado and Cero; the counterbalanced models are 8.0 and Elevado CB. Standard heads with the midsized pistol grip are $149.99 MAP. Standard heads with oversized grips are $159.99 MAP. Counterbalanced models are $179.99 MAP.

 

 

ABOUT Cleveland Golf®:

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland Golf is part of the DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. The professional staff includes Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Hideki Matsuyama, Inbee Park and many others. CLEVELAND GOLF® develops innovative short game solutions, producing advanced wedges and putters for a wide range of players that are designed to improve scoring from 125 yards and in. For more information, visit clevelandgolf.com.

Press Release: SwingLync® @SwingLync

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SwingLync High-Tech Golf Training Technology Launches on Kickstarter

 

Wearable Swing Analysis Product Available for Pre-Order September 6

DES MOINES – SwingLync® wearable golf swing analysis technology launches on Kickstarter September 6. Starting at $179 for early backers, SwingLync is a first-of-its-kind wearable swing training technology that brings real-time body positioning analysis to everyday golfers through a customized mobile app.

 

Using three wireless sensors and a corresponding phone app, this high-tech swing analysis system teaches golfers exactly how to position their body for a powerful and consistent swing. Golfers see a detailed snapshot of their body positioning data during the swing and receive measurable feedback to achieve improved positioning.

 

“I have obsessed over the golf swing since I was a kid,” said Nick Mahowald, founder and creator of SwingLync. “After studying engineering, I realized that the key to an effective golf swing is proper body positioning. While attempting to improve my own swing, I was inspired to create an accessible technology for the everyday golfer to help them master the subtle changes that will have a major impact in their overall game.”

 

The easy to use technology includes three wireless sensors, each about the size of a matchbox, that fasten to the golfer’s waist, wrist and back. Data is collected during every swing and instantly sent to the app, reporting measurements at the four most important moments of the swing – setup, top, impact and finish. The feedback allows golfers to identify their biggest swing flaws and track their improvement over time with historical analysis features. SwingLync customizes target values based on each golfer’s 18-hole handicap, making it a powerful tool for all skill levels from beginners to scratch golfers.

 

“What attracts me to SwingLync is the ability to measure spine angle, hip and shoulder rotation,” said Warren Bailey, golf instructor at Island Lake Golf and Training Center. “I want to be able to show a student the point where they should stop their backswing because taking it back any further will compromise their accuracy, and power as well.”

SwingLync will be available September 6 for pre-order through Kickstarter. Pricing will start at $179 for the entire system and accessories, with limited quantities available. The suggested retail price after Kickstarter will be $299.

 

“Everyday golfers have struggled with their swing flaws for far too long,” said Mahowald. “Our team is on a mission to change that.”

Visit SwingLync.com to learn more

 

About SwingLync

SwingLync is an effective and affordable swing training technology that teaches everyday golfers exactly how to properly position their body using cutting-edge wearable technology.