A week's worth of tweets, April 25-May 1, 2011

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Series: Week's Worth of Tweets

Published: Monday, May 02, 2011 | 2:18 p.m.

Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game. Here is a round-up of some of the most interesting golf-related Twitter entries from the week of April 25-May 1, featuring Geoff Ogilvy, Natalie Gulbis, Tiger Woods and more:

Paula Creamer

@ThePCreamer   I think I will be putting a new putter in the bag. I thought about it on the plane and it is time to switch it up. Hit 13 greens 35 putts


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@joeypickavance: "Physics/Science tell us "more handicap players should not even carry a 3-wood" due to lack of clubhead speed for this club to be effective." -- PGA Professional Joey Pickavance, director of instruction at Pronghorn Club in Bend, Ore.

@ThePCreamer   I wish I could blame it on the actual putter but my taylormade daytona ghost is not at fault! It is me and in-between my ears!!!

Mike Fay, PGA
@mikefaygolf   Question about regripping: It really depends upon how often you play. I think a good rule of thumb is regrip every 45 rounds or 6 mo.

@mikefaygolf   Question about: which club to chip with...The more room you have to work with, the less loft and vice versa.

@FootJoy   Congrats to world #1 @WestwoodLee for 2nd straight win, this time wearing all white #DryJoysTour and #SciFlex. 35th career win. Wow.

Wilson Golf
@WilsonGolf   Wilson's Kyle Scoby giving swing lessons with new Di11 half and half shafts //yfrog.com/h29cdpkj

Ping Golf
@PingTour   Dear @WestwoodLee, great final round and win in Seoul! We look forward to placing another gold plated Redwood Anser in the vault!! #WorldNo1

Joey Pickavance, PGA
@joeypickavance   A few steel shafted 3-woods out at the Zurich. Learned today I hit my 3-wood too low... going to change that.

Rickie Fowler
@RickieFowlerPGA   Locker room parking lot yfrog.com/hswh1uhj

Keegan Bradley
@Keegan_Bradley   Breakin out the white pants today first time ever. Manny Villegas would be proud of me yfrog.com/h2p2qshj

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney   Not that different honestly, forged more expensive to make RT @mrbarrera: @HankDHaney forged or cast? Which is better iron?

@HankDHaney   Yes might need lie adjusted or new driver shaft RT @ej0513: played for two yrs, been fitted before, my swing has changed, get fitted again?

@HankDHaney   Both good RT @MC_73: @HankDHaney Hi Hank, would you recommend the forged AP2 or cast AP1 iron for a 13hc golfer?

@HankDHaney   I would RT @DavePlaz22: I have old procombos - extremely accurate - distance short by half a club to full club. As a 6 should I go 2.0?

Christina Kim

@TheChristinaKim   Sooooo I added a mark to my ball to try and get some momentum. Didn't work for me. @WestwoodLee!!! yfrog.com/h46alkzj

Nike Golf
@nikegolf   Cool ball-fitting set-up here at Haggin Oaks Golf Expo. Ball engineer Arthur talking RZN-core technology in 20XI yfrog.com/h2922yrj

Jeehae Lee
@jeehaeda   You're welcome! “@TommyLeePaul: @jeehaeda thanks for the golf balls yesterday, my daughter is now a fan for life"

Karen Stupples
@Kstupples   RT @ray_matthew: I hit the new burner 2.0 superfast today stiff shaft 9.5 LOVED it!!! Hit 2 of the longest drives I have ever hit!!!

Mark Ramsdale
@MarkRamsdale   Black or White? Old or new? //twitpic.com/4rew5l

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney   Great get them RT @franknutt: @Hank just looking for some new irons any opinion on the sets with 3 4 hybrids instead of traditional irons

@HankDHaney   Should be fine RT @Ashbandit360: got a 757 speeder shaft.is it OK to take my r7 head off and put a new one on, does it weaken it?

@HankDHaney   All touring pros do RT @ouchieee: @HankDHaney Do most pros get all their clubs free?

@HankDHaney   Huge difference RT @Sportswinner: @HankDHaney big difference between 7 year old Adams tight lies irons from today's or time for new irons?

@HankDHaney   Not many don't RT @foster0130: you always tell amateurs even scratch players toplay cavity backs..should this apply to more tour pros?

@HankDHaney   Only if u want to hit it better RT @chrisg9119: now use titleist zm blades hit them good. would u still recommend changing them to a cb?

@HankDHaney   Never they get new wedges at least 2-3 times a year RT @AndrewHansen: how often do pros sharpen grooves? Is there a good tool they use?

Nike Golf

@nikegolf   Birthday celebration for 20XI today at Nike Headquarters! Thx for the 20XI stories/pics-keep em coming //yfrog.com/hsd68btj

@nikegolf   Great picture from Canterbury Golf Club in Ohio! 20XI sleeves in the shape of "XI" //yfrog.com/h4hubrqj

Josh Wendel, PGA
@JWendelPGA   Your driver isn't adjustable? Get one!

Michael Johnson
@PirettiGolf   On the green at the Zurich Classic. //plixi.com/p/97235537

@PirettiGolf   Photos from the Zurich. //plixi.com/p/97235354

Joe Leenheer, PGA
@JLeenheerPGA   #golfun tip: are you still hitting a 3 iron? 4 iron? Chances are you will get more performance & forgiveness from a hybrid or fairway metal.

Cobra Golf
@cobragolf    Some more golfers are experiencing E9 Face Technology. #S3Ripit //twitpic.com/4r5gfd

Richard S Johnson
@RStanleyJohnson   “@danielgolf: @RStanleyJohnson what driver, R11?” The white burner. Raided some lockers this afternoon though:-)

Whitlam Golf
@WhitlamGolfUSA   Our booth at the @cgcgolf twitpic.com/4r26xx twitpic.com/4r26xt

Sofie Andersson
@sofieandersson   Thank you #fiveseasons for all the great purple in this year's golf collection! #lovepurple twitpic.com/4r1ccm

Tiger Woods
@TigerWoods   I've had the same loft, lie, length, shafts since I was 15 years old.

@TigerWoods   I have 14 of them. RT: @sicem7 Tin Cup's "never-miss" club was a 7 iron. Do you have a "never-miss" club? If so, what is it?

@TigerWoods   Callous. RT: @daveairboss why do you have tape on your none glove hand is it for club positioning

Joel Sjoholm
@SwedishTORO   Find a driver on the 11th today in the water floating. It might still be there..... ;-)

Rebecca Coakley Codd
@RebeccaCoakley   Ok 5am start is never nice but today I don't mind, picking up my irons and wedges, also getting my new R11's reshafted thanks to @porterlee

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney   Very good RT @pdock815: @HankDHaney what do ya think of Adams tight lies clubs

@HankDHaney   Nothing at all wrong w used high end RT @Cameron_Marks: @HankDHaney Used price for high end irons or go moderately priced new?

@HankDHaney   Really good clubs RT @KateEngler104: @HankDHaney Hey Hank, what do you think about the Callaway RAZR X irons? Ordering them

@HankDHaney   Both very good, personal preference RT @mattparrado: @HankDHaney would you recommend the Titleist AP1 or AP2 to a 13 handicap.

@HankDHaney   Good move RT @nicksealsit:getting new wedges, currently playing 56 & 60 thinking of going to 52 & 56, what would you recommend 14 hc, thanks

@HankDHaney   Lofts on irons might be too weakRT @andrewchalet: good length w graphite hybrids, below average for steel shafted irons. Graphite for irons?

TaylorMade Golf

@taylormadegc   30 R11 drivers in play at the Zurich Classic, making it the No. 1 driver model. 16 Burner SuperFast 2.0's.

Pennwick Golf Carts
@PennwickCarts   a carriage golf cart! We didn't make this but we are working on a red Italian style sports car. plixi.com/p/96903894

Richard S Johnson
@RStanleyJohnson   Just noticed that my pants are ripped too. Cracked driver head and pants on the same day! Must have killed that drive:-) yfrog.com/h2iyosekj

Joe Leenheer, PGA
@JLeenheerPGA   Loving my new @nikegolf Storm-FIT N-Destrukt Rain Suit! I think I could go swimming in this thing and not get wet!

Billy Horschel
@BillyHo_Golf   Solid round today. Could of struck it a lil better but that's why we have 3 more days. The Ping Wolverine putter was awesome. I love it!

Bobby Howie, PGA
@BH3PGA   Got my new @cobragolf s3 irons and s3 driver can't wait to hit them tomorrow!

Karen Stupples
@Kstupples   Got to say @RIFEPUTTERS behaved like a dream :-) and @WilsonGolf irons just were so sweet :-)

Hunter Mahan
@HunterMahan   Just donated a ton of clothes to the 1st tee of Dallas! Hope the kids love it! yfrog.com/gyowopcj

Scott Stallings
@stallingsgolf   Set a record today for most stuff ever in a locker yfrog.com/h77bfolj

Gary Babcock, PGA
@GooBabcock_PGA   New arrivals in the pro shop. #winning twitpic.com/4qn9ao

Precision Putting Products
@precisionputtin   Setting up for a demo yfrog.com/h4hv2mfj

Charlie Douglass
@CharlieDouglass   Just collected my embroidered golf bag pocket for this year, woop :)

@Titleist   Titleist player @GeoffOgilvy dropped by @ScottyCameron Putter Studio to dial in his 009 putter. Pics here: //bit.ly/kNAMRl

Natalie Gulbis
@natalie_gulbis   No I didn't put this together for a picture. I actually put my outfits together every night before a tournament ro //twitpic.com/4qhjh5

Callaway Golf
@CallawayTourSpy   The original 2-Ball & the latest: 10 years & still going strong. @Oliver_Wilson trying the latest option this week //twitpic.com/4qgffo

@CallawayTourSpy   Did you know: At The Heritage, the Top 5 golfers all used @odysseygolf putters & none of them were staffers //tinyurl.com/68xo6hd

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney   Eye Line Golf has great ones RT @cam05210: @HankDHaney what's the best putting aid in your opinion?

@HankDHaney   A lot of good ones all similar, test them out @kiwilfc: @HankDHaney what are the best game improving irons on the market today

@HankDHaney   Like them all RT @balmanny:what do u think of the momentus golf power hitter?Ordering your plane finder and the tour striker too,good aides?

@HankDHaney   Buy an adjustable driver and strengthen your grip RT @rumbler44: @HankDHaney i have a little of a slice with the driver what can i do?

@HankDHaney   Combos make sense RT @jamesfox444:all this talk of blades and cavity backs. What's your take on combo sets? 5 handicap here love my combos.

@HankDHaney   Buy an adjustable driver and strengthen your grip RT @rumbler44: @HankDHaney i have a little of a slice with the driver what can i do?

@HankDHaney   Combos make sense RT @jamesfox444:all this talk of blades and cavity backs. What's your take on combo sets? 5 handicap here love my combos.

@HankDHaney   Sky Caddie #1RT @hriefs: @HankDHaney What's the best laser rangefinder?

@HankDHaney   Try a different ball RT @JoelLemoine: @HankDHaney 2 handicap but i cant spin the ball on the greens, suggestions??

Paul Stankowski

@PaulStankowski   3 new clubs made their way in the bag this week...1st new ones of da year. RAZRHawk, Octane 3W, WhiteICE D.A.R.T. //twitpic.com/4qabht

Joe Leenheer, PGA
@JLeenheerPGA   Got my 2011 @nikegolf swag today! Procombos went right into bag as well as #machspeed driver! Can't wait for fairways, hybrid, & 20xi's!

@JLeenheerPGA     #golfun tip: play more forgiving irons! Swallow your pride & use the technology that's out there!..oh..& never leave an eagle putt short ;-)

Nicole Hage
@NicoleHage   My Abacus Jolie skirt <3 //twitpic.com/4qafsf

Greg Moore, PGA
@gdm43pga   This @PlayersTowel belongs to LPGA Pro Samantha Richdale, from Canada. Hope she plays well in Mobile //twitpic.com/4q9izt

@gdm43pga   LPGA pro NYC (Na Yeon Choi) sporting her custom "NYC" @59beltsGUY buckle during AVNET Pro-Am //twitpic.com/4q9hti

Geoff Ogilvy
@geoffogilvy   In Scotty's (Cameron) studio today yfrog.com/h2k7tdkj

@geoffogilvy   A picture for the crazy's yfrog.com/h8utfmwj

@geoffogilvy   Exact backup of the 009 I used at the Masters, but a raw finish not black yfrog.com/gyrjdsoj

@geoffogilvy   Perhaps a cover for that new putter sir yfrog.com/h39akjpj

Cleveland Golf
@ClevelandGolf   Some new pictures of the Dinero Baron Putter from Never Compromise. //cot.ag/ke88Xx #sleek

Stewart Cink
@stewartcink   I've been a lot of work for the crew at the @nikegolf oven lately. Thanks Boys hope it pays off real soon!! //plixi.com/p/96521028

Billy Horschel
@BillyHo_Golf   Nice day of practice. Decided to switch putters. Putting with the Ping Wolverine. Part of the Scottsdale line. Rolling it beautiful.

Whitlam Golf
@WhitlamGolfUSA   Tiff blue with matching ferrule. I'm going to try white with a white ferrule and black rings twitpic.com/4q7eyt twitpic.com/4q7eyz

@WhitlamGolfUSA   Here you go. twitpic.com/4q7u2a

@WhitlamGolfUSA   What about neon yellow or white twitpic.com/4q85pg twitpic.com/4q85ov

@WhitlamGolfUSA   And here's our milled cavity in pvd black. I did a silver paint fill twitpic.com/4qaz3z

Gary Babcock, PGA
@GooBabcock_PGA   First bomb of the year with new Scotty. 50 footer. #callthebombsquad

Matrix Shafts
@MatrixShafts   Matrix OZIK TPHD crushed the field in driving accuracy at The Heritage this past week at 85.71%, versus the rest of the field at 66.74%.

Stuart Appleby
@StuartAppleby   I guess the old set has some importance as it was the gamers that shot the 59, so I better keep them handy.

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney   Easier to hit RT @Scottyh28: why are u always preaching cavity backs to even low HCs?

TaylorMade Golf Europe
@TaylorMadeTour   As well as being #1 on Tour, we're also officially the #1 selling driver brand in the UK, Germany, France & Sweden! Thanks all of you!

Will Starkweather, PGA
@wstarkweather   I hate funky shafts like the bubble and fat shafts. New one I hate the vapor ultralight horrible idea to ever make these shafts.

Matt Haines
@MattHaines_Golf   Yday in the putting lab at formby hall //plixi.com/p/96374728

Crystal Golf
@CrystalGolf_FL   The PrismPro...you're gonna love it!!! twitpic.com/4q5tde

Callaway Golf
@CallawayTourSpy   Despite some adverse weather, it's been very busy in the #Callaway trailer //twitpic.com/4q47xx

@CallawayTourSpy   Nice #RAZR X Irons! These belong to last week's 6th place finisher, #Callaway's Christian Nilsson //twitpic.com/4q4aog

@CallawayTourSpy   This week's event is co-sanctioned by @European_Tour and @asiantourgolf Here is Danny Chia's bag //twitpic.com/4q50pu

@CallawayTourSpy   Some more stats from China last week: 3 of the top 4 in Driving distance used #RAZR Drivers, 1st, 3rd (307.8) & Danny Lee 4th with 306.6 yds

@CallawayTourSpy   #Odyssey was #1 in usage with 44.2% of all putters in play; #1 ranked putter averaged 26.8 Putts per Round using his trusty White Hot #1

@CallawayTourSpy   While #2 ranked putter (27 putts) used an #Odyssey DART Mallet putter

Mike Fay, PGA

@mikefaygolf   “@cantonyrossi11: @mikefaygolf what hybrids would you recomend ? Try the PING i15 hybrids with the Aldila Sorrano shaft.

Ping Golf
@PingTour   At the South Georgia Classic this week PING Pro David Lingmerth looks over his freshly gripped i15 irons... //twitpic.com/4pw6el

@PingTour   Today we'll be trying out a few different driver combinations with PING Pro Scott Gordon at the @Zurich_Classic //twitpic.com/4pt4w5

Christopher Hawkins, PGA
@chrishawkinsPGA   If only I could back it up from 250 with a 3w like Roy McIlvoy...#tincup

Gary Babcock, PGA
@GooBabcock_PGA   New California Scotty. Honey dipped, birdies on top. #wet twitpic.com/4pwxtb

@TitleistonTour   Either @thesmitty15 is working on new irons or he has a one of a kind set composition this week. yfrog.com/h2myckxj

Karen Stupples
@Kstupples   What ever caddy/player combo left this in the bunker to the left of 18 should be ashamed !! //plixi.com/p/96224156

Stuart Appleby
@StuartAppleby   New spankers in the bag. Old set worn out.... yfrog.com/hsmuavxj yfrog.com/h2haasaj

Wilson Golf
@WilsonGolf   Finalizing decisions re: 2012 product line @BobThurmanGolf @douggietee @DougieDWright @ronostrowski //yfrog.com/h73psjhj

Sam Saunders
@samsaunders87   New Odyssey putter for the week.. Thanks @akaJTmoney twitpic.com/4pssk9

Bridgestone Golf
@bridgestonegolf   You likey????? on Twitpic twitpic.com/4pszg6 via @AddThis

Mallory Blackwelder
@MalBlackwelder   My new hybrid headcovers. :) yfrog.com/h312sugj

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney   Yes they will RT @mdesrochers12: @HankDHaney Will adjustable drivers help my slice in any way?

@HankDHaney   That would be your issue RT @stormdavis4D: @HankDHaney : Hank - How do I convince my wife I need new irons this season ??

@HankDHaney   Extra stiff RT @Mdeathstar2: @HankDHaney with 115 mph swing speed. extra stiff or stiff with driver?

@HankDHaney  12-14 RT @zrblight: @hankdhaney what bounce you suggest on 58* or 60* wedge ? 13-14 handicap

@HankDHaney   No should be great RT @musicman0081:bought r11 9 degree at demo day...swing speed around 100mph but that's what rep said I needed...mistake?

@HankDHaney   Makes no sense unless grips r too big RT @JonathanFeuer:got my irons regripped after almost 3 years and my usual draw became a fade?

@HankDHaney   Get a planefinder u will fix it right away RT @Ajohn_W: @HankDHaney any drills to prevent coming inside too much on the takeaway/backswing?

@HankDHaney   Go to 52, 58, just bend the 56 to 58 RT @dcompo: playing a 46,62,56, and 60 right now. Which would you recommend removing from the bag?

@HankDHaney   Not likely but maybe a 7 RT @pedroperez89: @HankDHaney 9 HCP, should i get custom fitted clubs to go 0hcp?

@HankDHaney   Adjustable driver, stronger grip RT @drew1473: @HankDHaney my drives tend to go right a lot what's best way to fix this?

@HankDHaney   Mallet RT @bigdaddyreed317: @HankDHaney missing short putts blade or mallet putter?

@HankDHaney   100% Cavity RT @Shelby_Hart13: @HankDHaney Around a six handicap. What do you think of blades vs. Cavity irons.

@HankDHaney   Yes they can RT @BlueCottonMike: @HankDHaney can the lie angle of your club change?

@HankDHaney   10.5 RT @Rodney_Earl: @HankDHaney - 10.5 or 12 degree driver for a 105 club head speed?

@HankDHaney   Moot point RT @jasonkwilliams: what point should a young golfer switch from cavity to muscle back irons, or is that a moot point today?

@HankDHaney   Pro's check their lies at least once a year RT @JasonTigner: @HankDHaney how often should I have the lie angle on my clubs done/checked?

@HankDHaney   Depends on swing so try them both RT @dk1fu: @HankDHaney pro v 1 or pro v 1x ?

@HankDHaney   They help yippees RT @MattN29: @HankDHaney I know you like the nike method, but have you tried those Heavy Putters yet?

@HankDHaney   Maybe move the 56 to 58 RT @TheReal_Witzky: I hit my 56 wedge 100 yds, what degree wedges should I be playing? hit my 52 110yds.

@HankDHaney   Just like they r sold RT @hunyacka:What are your thoughts on stock Driver shaft lengths that are over 45"? What should most amateurs play?

Joey Pickavance, PGA

@joeypickavance   Physics/Science tell us "more handicap players should not even carry a 3-wood" due to lack of clubhead speed for this club to be effective.

Tyrus York, PGA
@tyrusyork   @joeypickavance couldn't agree more. I've told several of my students to dump the 3 wood and get a 4 wood. Or 4 wood w/ 3 wood shaft.

Jessica Korda
@JessicaKorda   Got the best suprise present from @NicoleHage today!!! He went rite on my driver //yfrog.com/h4gpblcj

Charlotte Mayorkas
@charmayorkas   Wore my new @ASICSamerica polo today! Did you know they make golf shirts?! Breathable and awesome!

Jane Spicer
@DaphnesCovers   On the driving range, would you know me by my #golf bag? yfrog.com/h346kssj

Titleist Europe
@TitleistEurope   S Y Noh's prototype Del Mar getting some TLC in the Korean TTSV this week, sweet head cover! //yfrog.com/h6bg6nfj

Ping Golf
@PingTour   We're finishing up PING Pro Martin Piller's S56 iron set. Next Step: Gluing the CTP weights into the back cavity. //twitpic.com/4pi0cv

@PingTour   PING Pro Billy Horschel warming up for the @Zurich_Classic Monday Pro-Am with his S56 irons... //twitpic.com/4phvf1 #S56

Club Glove
@ClubGloveUSA   Just hooked up @TheChristinaKim w/ a new XL Last Bag. Lets hope airlines keep a closer eye on this (very bright) one!

Paul Stankowski
@PaulStankowski   Getting a new Octane 3 wood built in the Callaway trailer by Bruce...these guys are good! //twitpic.com/4phb8i

Steven Jablonowski
@Steven_Jablo   Slow day at the course, good chance to re-grip my own clubs; going with the Golf Pride 2Gs in Black.

Nike Golf
@nikegolf   First time putting the Nike 20XI-X in play, Swoosh staffer Mike Deiters made his first ever hole in one on a par 3/119 yrds

Dale Marmion
@DaleMarmion   Staying at @DaveHorsey gaff tonight and he's not here,what should I eat while he's not here??haha @holwestwood //plixi.com/p/95916612

@DaleMarmion   Also what should I rob from his golf bag,its like christmas @DaveHorsey haha //plixi.com/p/95917162

Peter Dalton
@proquipusa    The weather is still frightening, but technical outerwear sales are BOOMING! Thanks all!!!

Bridgestone Golf
@bridgestonegolf    Tartan is the new Gold!! on Twitpic twitpic.com/4pdagt via @AddThis

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney   If u just have one wedge 12 degrees RT @tedchough: Ideal bounce for a 56 degree SW?

@HankDHaney   Very, too small u will tend to hook, too large u will slice RT @ONoACop: @HankDHaney Just how important is the grip size to a golf swing?

@HankDHaney   Try different settingsRT @BradFreeGolf:just bought r11 cause you said adj.drivers were the way to go,miss is a hook.Should I open the face?

@HankDHaney   U would be a lower handicap w a more forgiving putterRT @mnhockey5: @HankDHaney is it bad for a 10.5 handicap player to have a blade putter?

@HankDHaney   10.5 RT @JT998: @HankDHaney hi hank. 18hncp. 88-94 sw sp. New driver time. Thinking Nike VR pro II. 9.5 or 10.5??

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