Few people tinker with their games more than Padraig Harrington – this is the guy, after all, who won three majors and then decided to rebuild his swing. And this year, of course, he has begun to wear eyeglasses on the course.
On Thursday, though, Harrington did something few would have expected – he used a long putter in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Why is this a big deal? Here's the scoop from Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press:
Given the vast array of drivers, fairway clubs, hybrids and irons in the Adams Golf arsenal, it might seem like there's no room for anything else. Ah, but there is.
Adams has unveiled the Idea Super DHy – a driving hybrid for low- to mid-handicap players.
Merging the unique attributes of a hybrid and a traditional long iron, Adams says the Idea Super DHy is designed to provide the extra distance and forgiveness of a hybrid along with the shot-shaping control and workability of a long iron.
In the spring of 2012, Ping Golf rolled out its Nome putter – a mallet-style high-MOI flatstick designed to be easy to aim and stable throughout the stroke.
A year later, the company has issued a TR version of the Nome, which features Ping's True Roll variable-depth grooves. The grooves are deepest in the center of the face and get gradually shallower toward the edges – this, Ping says, helps to makes the ball roll the same distance regardless of where on the face the putt is struck.
A high school golfer from Michigan and his coach died Monday when the minivan they were riding in collided with another van on a rural road near Traverse City, Mich.
The identities of the 30-year-old coach, the 17-year-old golfer and the 27-year-old woman weren’t immediately disclosed, but law enforcement officials said the van was carrying the Grayling, Mich., High School golf team near Excelsior Township, about 25 miles east of Traverse City. Grayling is about 15 miles east of Excelsior.