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Ping introduces Rapture driving iron

Ping Rapture driving iron
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The Ping Rapture driving iron features significant tungsten weighting in the stainless heel and toe to create a high MOI for a head its size. That, Ping says, makes the club easier to hit than a standard long iron.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Graeme McDowell commits to Ireland for 2016 Olympics

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell
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Graeme McDowell's participation in the World Cup this week all but commits him to Ireland for the 2016 Olympics. Rory McIlroy is likely to play with him.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

adidas Golf unveils climawarm+ outerwear collection

adidas climawarm+ outerwear collection
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The adidas climawarm+ outerwear collection includes a full-zip jacket, half-zip jacket and vest for men and a quarter-zip jacket and vest for women, all designed to keep golfers warm without restricting their range of motion.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Bobby Clampett earns PGA Master Professional status in Teaching & Coaching

Bobby Clampett
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Bobby Clampett, 53, has become the third PGA Professional to graduate from the new PGA Master Professional Program 2.0 – the highest educational designation a PGA member can attain.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Peter Uihlein becomes first American named European tour rookie of year

Peter Uihlein
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Peter Uihlein began 2013 on the second-tier Challenge Tour and ended it in the top 15 on the Race to Dubai.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Jason Day loses eight relatives in Typhoon Haiyan

Jason Day
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Jason Day's grandmother, an uncle and six cousins perished in Typhoon Haiyan, his mother has revealed.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Wen-chong Liang donates half Manila earnings to Typhoon Haiyan relief

Wen-chong Liang
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Wen-chong Liang won the inaugural Manila Masters in a playoff Sunday, then donated half his earnings to help victims from Typhoon Haiyan.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Jason Dufner talks Auburn football on 'This Week in SEC Football,' is honored at halftime

Jason Dufner at the Georgia-Auburn game
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Jason Dufner, with wife Amanda, received several awards at halftime of the Georgia-Auburn game. One of them was the naming of a street 'Jason Dufner Drive.'
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Manila Masters goes ahead in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Daniel Chopra
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Daniel Chopra said playing the Manila Masters this week was "an easy decision" because he wanted to show his support for the relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Cobra unveils BiO Cell line of clubs to improve distance and trajectory

Cobra BiO Cell line of clubs
Courtesy of Cobra Golf
Beneath the bright colors for which Cobra clubs are known, the BiO Cell woods and irons utilize Cobra's new BiO Cell technology to reposition weight away from the clubface to improve the clubs' launch characteristics.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

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