The 2016 Honda Classic

Pádraig Harrington defends at The Honda Classic, a PGA Tour golf tournament The Honda Classicthat is played each spring in Florida. Harrington, won his second Honda Classic ring 6 under par and winning in a playoff with Daniel Berger.

The tournament was founded in 1972 as the Jackie Gleason’s Inverrary Classic. Tom Weikopf beat Jack Nicklaus by stroke in to become the tournament’s first champion.  American Honda Motor Company (Honda) has been the title sponsor since 1982.

 

 

Pairings and start times for the 2016 Honda Classic

TEE #     TIME                     PLAYER NAMES

1             6:45 AM               Jonas Blixt Nicholas Thompson Hudson Swafford

10           6:45 AM               Sean O’Hair Chad Collins Matthew Fitzpatrick

1             6:55 AM               Freddie Jacobson Cameron Tringale  Patrick Rodgers

10           6:55 AM               Boo Weekley Scott Brown Jamie Lovemark

1             7:05 AM               George McNeill Dicky Pride Daniel Summerhays

10           7:05 AM               Brendon de Jonge Steve Wheatcroft Tyrone Van Agen

1             7:15 AM               Shane Lowry Brian Harman Russell Henley

10           7:15 AM               Chris Kirk Seung-Yul Noh Rory Sabbatini

1             7:25 AM               Peter Malnati Emiliano Grillo Scott Piercy

10           7:25 AM               Camilo Villegas Scott Stallings Branden Grace

1             7:35 AM               Billy Horschel Stuart Appleby Mike Weir

10           7:35 AM               Justin Thomas Smylie Kaufman Patrick Reed

1             7:45 AM               Hideki Matsuyama Jason Dufner Retief Goosen

10           7:45 AM               Kevin Kisner Adam Scott Phil Mickelson

1             7:55 AM               Russell Knox David Lingmerth Robert Streb

10           7:55 AM               Brooks Koepka Dawie van der Walt Ernie Els

1             8:05 AM               Paul Casey Pat Perez Tony Finau

10           8:05 AM               Gary Woodland Ian Poulter Bernd Wiesberger

1             8:15 AM               Jeff Overto David Hearn Blayne Barber

10           8:15 AM               Chris Stroud Jason Kokrak Kyle Reifers

1             8:25 AM               Kyle Stanley Ricky Barnes France Molinari

10           8:25 AM               Mark Hubbard Brett Stegmaier Sung Kang

1             8:35 AM               Tom Gillis Colt Knost JPN Hiroshi Iwata

10           8:35 AM               Sam Saunders Luke List Ollie Schniederjans

1             11:45 AM             John Huh William McGirt Si Woo Kim

10           11:45 AM             Carl Pettersson Charles Howell III Whee Kim

1             11:55 AM             Brendan Steele Jim Herman Scott Pinckney

10           11:55 AM             Ken Duke Greg Owen Darron Stiles

1             12:05 PM             Mark Wilson Spencer Levin Jon Curran

10           12:05 PM             Jerry Kelly Will Wilcox Carlos Ortiz

1             12:15 PM             Angel Cabrera Brendon Todd Tyler Aldridge

10           12:15 PM             Matt Every Chesson Hadley Keegan Bradley

1             12:25 PM             Alex Cejka Ben Martin John Senden

10           12:25 PM             Fabian Gomez Stewart Cink Vijay Singh

1             12:35 PM             Rickie Fowler Davis Love III Sergio Garcia

10           12:35 PM             Graeme McDowell Ben Crane Matt Jones

1             12:45 PM             Zach Johnson Rory McIlroy Padraig Harrington

10           12:45 PM             Jimmy Walker Geoff Ogilvy Luke Donald

1             12:55 PM             Daniel Berger Zac Blair Patton Kizzire

10           12:55 PM             Robert Allenby Adam Hadwin Steve Marino

1             1:05 PM               Martin Laird Erik Compton Anirban Lahiri

10           1:05 PM               Johnson Wagner Jason Bohn Derek Fathauer

1             1:15 PM               Michael Thompson Graham DeLaet Morgan Hoffmann

10           1:15 PM               Chad Campbell Andrew Loupe Andy Sullivan

1             1:25 PM               Will MacKenzie Jamie Donaldson Harold Varner III

10           1:25 PM               Lucas Glover Ryan Palmer Justin Hicks

1             1:35 PM               Bronson Burgoon Michael Kim Chris Baker

10           1:35 PM               Tom Hoge Alan Morin Mark Blakefield

 

 

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Sergio Garcia What’s In the Bag? #WITB

See what Sergio is playing at the 2016 Northern Trust Open.

Driver:

TaylorMade M1 460 with 9.5゚ loft

Sergio Garcia What’s In the Bag Driver

TaylorMade’s longest driver, the M1 has a multi-material construction featuring an ultra-thin, ultra-light and high-strength carbon composite crown – that unlocks breakthroughs in distance, playability, and feel for all golfers.

Fairway Wood:

TaylorMade M1 3 wood with 15゚ loft and 5 wood with 19゚ loft.

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TaylorMade’s first Carbon Crown Fairway lowers CG for optimal launch conditions. 30g (two at 15g) of sliding weight allows golfers to personalize trajectory to maximize performance and consistency.

Irons:

TaylorMade PSi Tour (3-PW)

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The PSi Tour irons were created using direct input from TaylorMade’s Tour players. Our design is uncompromising in delivering the specific look, sound, and performance demanded by the best players

Wedges:

TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF Tour Grind (52゚ and 56゚)

Sergio Garcia What’s In the Bag Wedge

Electroformed nickel cobalt grooves provide long lasting spin.

Putter:

TaylorMade Monte Carlo Prototype with a SuperStroke Midnight Pistol GT 1.0 with Counter Core

Putter photos by GolfWRX – Feb 18, 2016

Ball:

TaylorMade Tour Preferred X Golf Balls MyNumber #10

Sergio Garcia What’s In the Bag Ball

TaylorMade’s close connection with Tour professionals is based on respect and trust. We respect their input, and they trust our ability to use it to create the best performing clubs and balls for players of their caliber.

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Golf Quote of the Day

I’ve always felt I should do things 100 percent or not do them. It’s all or nothing. That’s what makes me a good athlete – doing things with all the ‘ganas’ (desire) I can.

-Sergio Garcia

The Old Golf Ball of the Day

Sergio Garcia’s personal logoed tournament use golf ball.

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Aveo Big and Tall Golf Apparel @AveoGolf

“PLAY FEARLESSLY…”

Even the big guys like to look sharp when they are out on the golf course.Aveo Golf 1However, it can difficult to find the right looks in the usual big and tall shops. Darius Hicks, founder of Aveo Big and Tall Golf Apparel, is changing that by offering “well-constructed, fashionable, and comfortable” golf wear for the big guys.

Aveo 6Aveo Golf offers a line of golf slacks and shorts sized to a 44 waist, available with or without pleated fronts. Aveo’s, very sharp, “Hero” short sleeve polo shirt comes in red, white, or blue and up to a 4XL, so you’ll never again have to wear your workout clothes while playing golf.

If you are a big guy who loves golf or you a big guyAveo 7 who loves golf, take a look at Aveo Big and Tall Golf Apparel, because you aren’t going to the gym.

Aveo Big and Tall Golf Apparel is available at these fine golf retailers.

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What Aveo Big and Tall says.

Our Story

Joe 6'-3" 250lbs. 40" waist
Joe 6′-3″ 250 lbs. 40″ waist

At 6’ 4” 300 lbs. I struggled to look like a golfer.  Nothing fit and most of my rounds were played in wind pants or cargo shorts.   Instead of looking like a golfer, I looked more like I was headed to the gym.

Addressing this was tougher than I realized.  Occasionally, I would find something “suitable” but I couldn’t find a brand that I knew always had my needs in mind. After struggling for a while,  I decided to go

James 6'2" 220 lbs. 38" waist
James 6’2″ 220 lbs. 38″ waist

another route and work with a close friend to design a pair of shorts that worked. I designed them to fit me and people noticed.  I wore them when I played and people noticed. The interest I received eventually grew into a small number of local area orders.  This is what lead me to create the brand and offer it up to a market looking for solutions. I realized that these unbranded shorts met a need much larger than just my own, so I created a second pair of shorts and two pairs of trousers. ​Aveo was born and now I offer it up to you in order to help you better meet your apparel needs.

“PLAY FEARLESSLY…”

We are ​different ​

​Our ​Mission: To Help Big & Tall Golfers Look and Feel Confident​.  This is our sole focus.  No other golf apparel company exists that focuses on this golfer. We want our golfer to feel 100% confident that when they need to look the part on or off the links Aveo will ALWAYS deliver.

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Our Design Rules:​

We Do: Design each and every Aveo item to fit the specific needs of big & tall golfers​

We Do Not:  Simply enlarge the waist of an existing product to better fit the larger man.

We Do:  Test each piece designed against specific problem areas for big and tall golfers

We Do Not: Copy existing fabrics and styles due to popularity

We Do: Care about our golfers and are always listening to them!

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Our Truth:

​We are a small company and our livelihood rest with each and every sale, each and every retail partner, and each and every consumer.

This means YOU MATTER because without you there is truly no us.

We are built for you and listening to you.”

-TheGolfBallGuy

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The MawGrip Case @GolfGripCover

One of my favorite things in golf is the 7:00 a.m. tee time when the course isMaw Grip 7 silent, still, and covered with morning dew. That is until my putter grip gets cover with condensation and wet sand from laying it down at the first green. Well the MawGrip golf grip cover can help make that dew soaked golf course more fun by keep your grips clean and dry.

Good and Easy

Maw Grip 1The MawGrip is a golf club grip cover that simply slips onto the grip end of the golf clubs to protect them from being exposed to wet grass, sand, and even rain. The cover clips on the golf bag for easy access. Made from top quality materials and substantial stitching, the MawGrip case is will made and designed to last.  The cover is available in four colors, giving you options to match your bag for a professional look. Two sizes are offered, the MawGrip fits all of the clubs in your bag and the “Biggy” fit the popular oversized putter grip perfectly.

The Bottom Line

You won’t find an easier to use golf club grip cover on the market.  I believe the MawGrip case to be one of the most useful golf accessories that I have ever used. Give it a try for yourself.

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What MawGrip Says

Keep Your Grips Dry!!!!

This new product is a removable water resistant rain cover for your oversized putter grips

  • Thin Cell Neoprene
  • Bag Attachment Clasp
  • Attaches Quickly and Easily
  • Extends Life of the Grip
  • Easy to find if left behind
  • Better Golf Scores !!

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Photos courtesy of MawGrip.

-TheGolfBallGuy

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Kick X Golf Blast Driveway 12.5° @KickXGolf

“Not a Driver or a Fairway… It’s the Blast DriveWay”

The Blast Driveway is a “Fairway-Driver Hybrid” that has the control of a fairwayKick X Golf Blast Driveway 3 wood and the distance of a driver. The Blast Driveway is from Kick X Golf the same company that makes the Tour-Z golf ball.

According to KickXGolf.com, the Blast Driveway has dual Compression Cavity Technology (CCT) generating maximum power off the club face for incredible distance and precision control.

IMG_8062Unlike “spring” effect club designs, the Blast Driveway employs two specialized cavities at the crown and sole of the club head that compress the initial energy created at impact.

As the ball launches off of the club face the cavities instantaneously re-release the energy as a “perfectly balanced distribution of power and precision back to the ball” supplying distance and unparalleled control.

  • Compression Cavity Technology (CCT)
  • Lower Center of Gravity
  • Enhanced Sweet Spot
  • Precision Control – More Accurate than a Driver
  • Maximum Distance – Longer than a 3-Wood

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The First Look

The Blast Driveway has a 100% titanium driver like body with a white finish on the crown and the club face is a little deeper than a #3 wood. A Grafalloy shaft painted bright orange with very few markings holds the matching velvet style grip. The headcover is fashioned to resemble a boxing glove that is fun and functional. It is certainly unlike any other club in the bag but I sure, it will find its place.

Kick X Golf Blast Driveway (99)

 

The Driving Range

The Blast Driveway from a tee produced less distance the driver but it was easier to keep shots straight. From the turf, the Blast Driveway out preformed the driver in distance and control. In compassion to the #3 fairway wood, the Blast Driveway was noticeably longer from the tee and the ground. When the ball is hit on the sweet spot, the club has an particularly loud “clank,” leaving no doubt, when the ball was hit clean.

 

On the Golf Course

The Blast Driveway from the tee box performed well with the straight ball flight Kick X Golf Blast Driveway (5)making up for the loss of distance. At address, looking down on the club gives a sense confidence with its white crown and the quality components. When played from the fairway and the first cut of rough the Blast Driveway was in its element, long and straight. The club head has no trouble sliding through the grass without digging into the ground. Getting ball up in the air is effortless from the fairway and short rough.

The Bottom Line

There are many golf holes that weekend golfers should never use the driver on,Blast_Driveway_BLK_006 holes with narrow fairways, holes with trouble to the right, and doglegs with deep bunkers. These types of holes are where the Blast Driveway would be helpful. I believe the Kick X Golf Blast Driveway Fairway-Driver Hybrid can replace the driver altogether for many players. With the white crown, orange shaft, and black grip the club is will designed in both form and function. The sound made by on center hits is the only drawback I found when using the Driveway. The Blast Driveway is like a driver you can hit from the fairway and that alone makes it worth trying.

 

-TheGolfBallGuy

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