Dwight Howard is a big golfer
I'm not the biggest NBA fan, but I am a proud Texan, so I was glad to see the Houston Rockets make a splash by landing Dwight Howard. People seem to either love this guy or hate him, but I kinda like him because he's a golfer.
In fact, Howard owns one of the more unusual sets of clubs around – they're big!
''Say what you want about @DwightHoward. Anybody who uses midsize grips +5 wraps of tape is a legend in my book,'' Charlie Kautz of TaylorMade commented earlier today as he tweeted out the photo on the left, showing Howard getting ready to take a big cut.
On the right is a closer look at his golf bag that adidas Golf posted on its Facebook page last November. Along with the photo is a list of Howard's clubs:
TaylorMade R11S 9-degree driver (Aldila RIP Phenom 65 Stiff flex)
TaylorMade RBZ 3-wood (Matrix X-Con 5 Stiff)
TaylorMade RBZ 5-wood (Matrix X-Con 5 Stiff)
TaylorMade RBZ 4 Rescue (RBZ 65 Stiff)
TaylorMade RBZ irons 4-PW (RBZ Steel Stiff)
TaylorMade ATV wedges 56* and 60* (KBS Wedge Flex)
TaylorMade Ghost Manta putter (38")
Ball: Penta TP5 #12
Grips: Lamkin Crossline +5 wraps
And, it noted, all of Howard's clubs are two inches longer than normal.
I'm not sure if golf played any role in Howard's decision to go to Houston, but there are plenty of great courses there, from Redstone and the Woodlands to River Oaks and Champions. So welcome to Texas, Dwight. Hopefully you’ll have time to squeeze in a few rounds while you lead the Rockets back to the promised land.
PGA of America Championships
Benton Harbor, Mich.
Sahalee Country Club
Baltusrol Golf Club
Hazeltine National Golf Club