2016 PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club

First Round Groups

Tee Number 1

7:00 am                WAL Bradley Dredge        USA Patton Kizzire            USA Mark R. Brown

7:10 am                KOR K.J. Choi                     USA Tommy Sharp            USA Jon Curran

7:20 am               USA Jason Kokrak             USA Josh Speight              SWE Kristoffer Broberg

7:30 am               NIR Darren Clarke            SWE David Lingmerth      USA Daniel Berger

7:40 am               AUS Aaron Baddeley        USA Kevin Kisner               ARG Emiliano Grillo

7:50 am               USA John Daly                   IRL Padraig Harrington    FJI Vijay Singh

8:00 am               FRA  Victor Dubuisson     AUS Marcus Fraser           USA James Hahn

8:10 am               DEN Soren Kjeldsen          USA Billy Hurley III            AUS Scott Hend

8:20 am               AUS Matt Jones               SWE Rikard Karlberg         USA Charley Hoffman

8:30 am               USA Robert Streb              USA Vaughn Taylor          USA Kevin Na

8:40 am               FRA Gregory Bourdy        SWE Jonas Blixt                 USA Roberto Castro

8:50 am               ENG Ross Fisher               USA Omar Uresti               AUS Greg Chalmers

9:00 am               USA Zac Blair                     USA Smylie Kaufman        USA David Muttitt

12:15 pm             USA Joe Summerhays      JPN Yuta Ikeda   USA Colt Knost

12:25 pm             USA Ryan Palmer              USA Rob Labritz USA Gary Woodland

12:35 pm             SWE Alex Noren ENG Andrew Johnston     USA Scott Piercy

12:45 pm             USA Shaun Micheel          USA Rich Berberian Jr.     USA Rocco Mediate

12:55 pm             USA Tony Finau IND Anirban Lahiri            ENG Matthew Fitzpatrick

1:05 pm               NZL Danny Lee                  USA Matt Kuchar              ENG Luke Donald

1:15 pm               USA Jim Furyk    ITA Francesco Molinari   IRL Shane Lowry

1:25 pm               USA Bubba Watson          USA Jordan Spieth            ESP Sergio Garcia

1:35 pm               USA Patrick Reed              ENG Justin Rose                RSA Charl Schwartzel

1:45 pm               ENG Danny Willett           USA Dustin Johnson         SWE Henrik Stenson

1:55 pm               NIR Graeme McDowell   USA Webb Simpson          RSA Louis Oosthuizen

2:05 pm               USA Ryan Moore              USA Kyle Reifers               USA Ben Polland

2:15 pm               USA Mitch Lowe               USA Kevin Streelman       KOR Young-han Song

Tee Number 10

7:00 am               USA Chris Kirk    USA W Worthington II     SWE Freddie Jacobson

7:10 am               USA Jason Bohn                KOR Jeunghun Wang       USA Brian Gaffney

7:20 am               USA J.B. Holmes               USA Brian Stuard              JPN Hideki Matsuyama

7:30 am               ENG Tyrrell Hatton           USA Harris English            USA Matt Dobyns

7:40 am               USA Rickie Fowler            RSA Ernie Els      USA Zach Johnson

7:50 am               ENG Chris Wood               RSA Branden Grace          USA Jimmy Walker

8:00 am               USA Justin Thomas           ESP R Cabrera-Bello         ENG Paul Casey

8:10 am               USA Brooks Koepka         USA Brandt Snedeker       ENG Lee Westwood

8:20 am               AUS A dam Scott               USA Keegan Bradley        WAL Jamie Donaldson

8:30 am               AUS Jason Day                  USA Phil Mickelson           NIR Rory McIlroy

8:40 am               USA Bill Haas                     USA Jamie Lovemark       ENG Andy Sullivan

8:50 am               RSA George Coetzee        USA Rod Perry   JPN Hideto Tanihara

9:00 am               BEL Nicolas Colsaerts      VEN Jhonattan Vegas      USA Ryan Helminen

12:15 pm             USA Michael Block           USA Harold Varner III      AUS John Senden

12:25 pm             USA Kevin Chappell          USA Johan Kok                  USA Troy Merritt

12:35 pm             USA Russell Henley           ARG Fabian Gomez           DEN Thorbjorn Olesen

12:45 pm             USA Rich Beem                 USA Steve Stricker            USA David Toms

12:55 pm             ENG James Morrison       RSA Brandon Stone          USA Billy Horschel

1:05 pm               USA Jason Dufner             GER Martin Kaymer          KOR Y. E. Yang

1:15 pm               AUT B.  Wiesberger          KOR Byeong Hun An         USA Brendan Steele

1:25 pm               AUS Marc Leishman         THA K. Aphibarnrat           SCO Russell Knox

1:35 pm               USA Jim Herman               THA Thongchai Jaidee     BEL Thomas Pieters

1:45 pm               KOR Soomin Lee               USA William McGirt         NLD Joost Luiten

1:55 pm               USA Brad Lardon              KOR K. T. Kim     USA Peter Malnati

2:05 pm               USA D. Summerhays        USA Cameron Tringale    USA Rick Schuller

2:15 pm               USA Brad Ott                     USA Bryce Molder            KOR Si Woo Kim

 

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Review: The Yeti Golf Albino Driver @YetiGolf

An Independent Golf Company

Yeti Golf was started by John Kelly, a long drive competitor and businessman who wanted to offer a “reasonably priced, high quality clubhead.” With their initial offering, the Original Yeti Driver head, Yeti was off and running. The 460cc Albino driver head was designed and introduced.

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The First Look

The Yeti Golf Albino Driver has a white finish on the crown and the sole has the unmistakable logo along with white, orange, and black markings.

The Driving Range

The Albino Driver (10 deg) from a tee produced good distance while keeping shots straight.

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On the Golf Course

The Albino Driver (10 deg) from the tee box performed well with the straight ball flight. At address, looking down on the club’s white crown and the quality components gives a sense confidence with each drive.

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The Bottom Line

Supporting small companies is one thing we pride ourselves on here at TheGolfBallGuy.com and it is always nice to find an independent guy like John Kelly who goes for it and produces a winning product. Yeti Golf also gets our “Best Logo” award for that way cool orange and green moniker. Before you go drop $499 on a driver contact Yeti Golf and let them know what you are looking for and they just may save you some green getting to the green.

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Golf Club Maintenance and the High Handicapper!

Presented by Forward Golf Grips. @ForwardGolf

We go hit a bucket of range rocks, play a quick 9 when can and even drop a few bucks on a lesson now and then, but when do we clean our stick? Many weekend hackers tend to overlook one of easiest and cheapest ways to improve our game, golf club maintenance.

Keep it Groovy

The high handicap golfer already has trouble with generating backspin with short irons and wedges so grooves packed with last year’s grass and dirt is a shot in the “Foot Joy” even before to tee off on #1. The backspin is generated when the ball compresses agents the clubface and the grooves grab the cover. When the grooves are filled with dirt the club face can’t grab the ball and no backspin is created. There are many different tools available to keep your grooves clean from a cheap brush to expensive powered devices.

The Club Scrub

The best way to prepare for your next round of golf starts just after your last Golf Club Maintenance_Bucket Brushround. Before you stash the golf bag in the garage, take a little time to clean and dry your sticks. The best way to clean the golf clubs is simply fill a bucket with warm water and mild soap, put the clubs in head first, and scrub them clean. Dry them thoroughly before putting them away and you will have the cleanest grooves in your group.

A Clean Grip is a Happy Grip

The golf grip is subjected to many types of contaminants from oils on the hands Swing 1to dust in the bottom of the golf bag. Anything that comes between your grip and you will dramatically affect the performance of a golf club grip, so it is important to remove all of the dirt and grim on a regular basis. If you can’t recall how tacky you grips were when you first got them, it is time to clean them. The trusty bucket of warm water and mild soap along with a clean towel will bring back that awesome feel to the grips.

 

Regrip Them and Rip Them

If your grips are old and slick cleaning them will not bring them back to life, no matter how much to scrub. Grips should be replaced each year to keep your hands in place during the swing. Visit your local golf club repair shop for this service. We recommend golf grips from our friends at Forward Golf, the official grip of TheGolfBallGuy.com.

 

We Saved the Bag for Last

No matter how well you wipe down your PW before you put back in the bag sand the golf ball guy Bag 2and grass can find its way down to the bottom of your golf bag. After you cleaned and dried your golf clubs turn, you golf bag upside down and “shake it all about” to remove any loose impediments that may be in there. It is also a good idea to use a vacuum cleaner to clean out dust and debris from the golf bag, the easiest was to lose your grip is to have your brand new golf grips covered with dust the first time you use them.

 

Making a Difference

Range Rock FITMany high handicappers think these little efforts can only help better golfers and neglect golf maintenance which will cost them strokes and even golf balls sent into ponds or forests near and far. So take some time to get your equipment cleaned up and ready for your best round ever.

 

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The Forward Golf Club Grips @ForwardGolf

Forward Golf has taken the advantages of their oversized putter grips and developed a superior grip for the rest of your clubs. After using the Forward Golf putter grip we had faith that their club grips would be a must try, so we put them to the test.

About the Forward Grip

The Forward Golf grip has a chevron textured surface made of very tacky material that holds firmly to the hands.

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Feel

One can’t help but feel confident when holding the Forward grip in hand as it all but sticks to you like gum on hat parking lot.

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The Bottom Line

I believe the average golfer can benefit from the Forward Golf club grips and have made them the official grip of TheGolfBallGuy.com.

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What Forward Golf Says

TAKE HOLD OF YOUR GAME

Don’t let slippery grips stand in the way of shooting your personal best.

Play with confidence and style.

QUALITY AND DURABILITY

Crafted to the highest quality standards,

Forward Grips offer amazing durability

What Golfers Say About Forward Golf Club Grips

See reviews at ForwardGolfGrips.com

Eric – February 15, 2016:

I truly love your product!! It was very hard to give up on Golf Pride, but you have me now. Eric, Ohio

Mike – February 15, 2016:

The feel throughout the swing is incredible and the connection with the club is second to none. (Arizona)

Jen – March 28, 2016:

3 rounds this Easter & each under my handicap. Time to buy my hubby these grips. If you golf you have to get some. Awesome! (South Australia)

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Kakadu Australia 100% Kangaroo Leather Golf Gloves @KakaduGolfGlove

“Renowned for their lightweight strength, KAKADU Australia 100% Kangaroo Leather Gloves offer comfort and that competitive grip advantage we all look for.”

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Kakadu Australia

Kakadu Australia has been making golf gloves for over 20 years gaining a word wide reputation for producing one of the thinnest, strongest, longest lasting golf gloves out there. The cross-grain construction of kangaroo leather (K-Leather) allows it to be cut thinner than cabretta or synthetic leather gloves.

The K-Leather, 100% kangaroo leather, has a much higher tensile strength making Kakadu Australia gloves lighter in weight and stronger without sacrificing grip or feel. Click here for more information on K-Leather.

Feel

Kakadu’s K-Leather golf glove is thinner that traditional cabretta leather with aids in feel on those delicate shot around the green. This glove allows more feedback than any other leather golf gloves that I have used and much more so than any synthetic gloves do.

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Grip

Grip is what it’s all about when choosing a golf glove, if you don’t trust your control of the golf club it will be a long day. The Kakadu glove, in dry conditions, grips the club as good or better as any leather or synthetic golf glove on the market. When the precipitation starts to fall and the other gloves get slippery the K-Leather keeps holding on as well as most rain gloves do.

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Durability

For 54 holes, a few hours at the range, a few more hours chipping in the backyard, and counting. The Kakadu golf glove has held up extremely well even in the Southeast Texas heat and humidity.  Kakadu’s glove is showing very little sign of wear so I will continue to use it and report back later with results.

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Value

Kakadu’s golf glove, at around $23, is priced in line with other premium golf gloves. With its durability and not needing to buy a separate wet weather glove, the Kakadu golf glove is a bargain in the “premium golf world.”

To Sum It Up

Kakadu Australia’s K-Leather golf glove is not another novelty golf gimmick it is the real thing. With that said it is pretty cool telling my golf buddies I’m using a kangaroo leather glove from Australia. The fit, feel, and durability are second to none when it comes to golf gloves. I would recommend this glove to golfers of all skill levels.

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Here an update on Kakadu Australia’s K-Leather golf glove after 10 rounds of golf this glove is still going strong.

After 10 rounds of golf.

 

 

“When only the best will do, choose Kakadu Australia 100% kangaroo leather gloves.”

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Kakadu Australia also offers very comfortable low cut sock with their cool kangaroo logo on the heel.

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