A week's worth of tweets, March 28-April 3, 2011

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Series: Week's Worth of Tweets

Published: Monday, April 04, 2011 | 2:11 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 March 28-April 3, featuring Graeme McDowell, Jeehae Lee, Hank Haney and more:

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@jenny_suh "I just learned that staff bags are REALLY heavy when you have to carry them yourself...and I only walked from the parking lot to the range!" -- LPGA Tour player Jenny Suh


We've combed through thousands of golf equipment-related tweets from your favorite tour players, PGA teaching professionals and golf equipment companies, and collected the best photos from the past week. Be sure to check them out in our gallery of Top 10 Golf Equipment Photos from March 28-April 3. And be sure to check out all of our exclusive 2011 equipment photo galleries for the latest in drivers, irons, putters and more

@CallawayTourSpy   He also had JAWS 52, 60 & 64º wedges, Odyssey WH XG #9 Putter & Tour i(z) ball as well as Callaway apparel & footwear #WinnersPlayCallaway

Luke Donald
@Luke_Donald    A nice mixture of colours from RL for Augusta. Very excited for the first major of the year //twitpic.com/4gq0lt

Nike Golf
@nikegolf    Check out the custom swag the Nike Athletes are receiving to wear off the links during #Masters week! //plixi.com/p/89281422

@nikegolf    Check out the customization on the back of the N98 jackets for the Nike Athletes competing at The #Masters //plixi.com/p/89321413

John Graham, PGA
@JohnGrahamGolf    What's in the bag.....you'd never know I was missing a 7 iron //twitpic.com/4gj3u0

Sofie Andersson
@sofieandersson    There are a few clubs in my golf bag that I'm not sure will fit in my travel cover or under weight restrictions. #fairwaysandgreensright?

Graeme McDowell
@Graeme_McDowell    Packing for Augusta. Getting excited. Some nice shirt colours for the week. Always pack a couple extra #indecisive //yfrog.com/h0222gyj

Stephanie Connelly
@S_L_Connelly    Outfit today from @TraceyLynnGolf twitpic.com/4ghmer

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney   All great but i like VR split and AP2 RT @TJG_343: 6 hdc, what's the best iron... Titleist AP2, Titleist 731pm, Nike Vr split cavity????

@HankDHaney    48, 53, 58 RT @sladerade12: Hank what lofts do you use on your wedges?

@HankDHaney     Single digit but even then nothing wrong w cast clubs RT @jesus67: what HC would you recommend before buying forged irons

@HankDHaney    52, 56 with 14 degrees bounce RT @Peacock1: @HankDHaney 20 hcp. What wedges should I have in my bag?

@HankDHaney    Get an adjustable driver RT @JoshuaCPearson: - hit irons and driver with a slight fade, both hybrids hook. Perhaps need a stronger shaft?

@HankDHaney    VR Pro Cavity RT @wmperk88: what are the best Nike irons for a mid-high hndcp player? Starting playing a few months ago

@HankDHaney   Nike VR but both good RT @gpattersn: new driver, Titleist D10 or Nike VR Pro? What would you get?

Ian Poulter

@IanJamesPoulter    This might make a Thursday appearance at the Masters I like this outfit. #TwitPict //twitpic.com/4gahob

@IanJamesPoulter    Should this be my Sunday Masters Outfit. it's got a big chance. #TwitPict //twitpic.com/4g9ut9

Nike Golf
@nikegolf    Yes Jan 2012 but maybe sooner! RT @Golfchops: Will the flat bill style hat AK is wearing be available to the public any time soon?

Jeehae Lee
@jeehaeda   Best picture of the week. Scotty(my caddy), Cameron(my head cover), and camels in the background at the course. yfrog.com/gy1pzmnj

@jeehaeda    And no, I did not name my head cover Cameron because I have a caddy named scotty. Purely a coincidence!

Whitlam Golf
@WhitlamGolfUSA    Finished Angela Oh's wedges yesterday. As you can tell, she doesn't have a favorite color. Lol. twitpic.com/4g4y0r twitpic.com/4g4y0l

Cindy LaCrosse
@CindyLaCrosse    Brand new pro v range balls!!! Avila country club, you complete me. //plixi.com/p/88943385

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney    52, 56 or 53, 58 or 54, 60 RT @Chornstarr: what degree wedges should be carried with you?

@HankDHaney   Switch golf balls RT @harlequintusk: 15 hdcp cant get irons to stay on green. Feels like good strike, any practice tips 4 range 4 more spin?

@HankDHaney   No go 56 RT @EdManChew: I always flub my chip shots from the rough. Should I be using my 60 deg?

@HankDHaney   Try swinging a weighted club RT @SeanyBurns1990: what drill would u practice to get a better tempo in your swing??

@HankDHaney    Either would do personal preference RT @fester_54: would you suggest 7-wood or 3-hybrid?

@HankDHaney  VR Pro Cavity RT @wmperk88: what are the best Nike irons for a mid-high hndcp player? Starting playing a few months ago

@HankDHaney   Nike VR but both good RT @gpattersn: new driver, Titleist D10 or Nike VR Pro? What would you get?

Jeehae Lee

@jeehaeda    Oops. "I had a bad hole" is an understatement. yfrog.com/h08gojhpj

Francesco Molinari
@F_Molinari    This is what I am going to wear in Augusta! Ecco come sarò vestito ad Augusta! plixi.com/p/88697806

Billy Horschel
@BillyHo_Golf    Wearing all black day. Feeling like Johnny Cash.... Wearing the RLX Tuxedo pants. yfrog.com/h3kogjxj yfrog.com/h25lbhnj

Crystal Golf
@CrystalGolf_FL    This little box of goodies is on it's way to DUBAI! Soon there will little balls of color all over! Happy! //twitpic.com/4fom0n

TaylorMade Golf Europe
@TaylorMadeTour    TaylorMade were the no.1 driver, fairway wood and hybrid brand this week in Morocco with the R11 no.1 driver model. Roll on Augusta!

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney    Yes stiff shaft RT @bigpoppadoc88: I have a regular shaft w/ a swing speed around 100-102 but my drives tend to carry abt 260 stiff shaft?

@HankDHaney    Wind direction RT @steve6402: hank hope this isnt a dumb question... What do u use a compass for while playing golf ??

@HankDHaney    Nike Method is a great putter but his Scotty won 14 majors RT @SwingProfessors: What is your take on all of Tiger's putter changes ?

Nike Golf
@nikegolf    Curious to see what the Nike Athletes are wearing at The #Masters? Guess who will be sporting these //yfrog.com/h467otyj

@nikegolf    Great guess! The Georgia Tech colored polo was a good clue! RT @mak_krulatz: @nikegolf Stewart Cink! //yfrog.com/h4dataij

@nikegolf    Wondering what Nike Athlete @TigerWoods will be wearing at The #Masters? Check it out! //yfrog.com/h83ebcaj

@nikegolf    Which Nike Athlete do you think might rock the thermal sleeves if the weather is chilly? //yfrog.com/gzkmlpsj

@nikegolf    Right! It is Nike Athlete @Paul_Casey who often sports thermal sleeves or a Nike Pro baselayer! //yfrog.com/h828681687j

@nikegolf    The Nike Athlete making his 1st #Masters debut will be wearing these next week, guess who!? //yfrog.com/gy5ovlnj

@nikegolf    So many correct guesses! Yes Nike Athlete @JhonattanVegas will be rockin' these looks at Augusta! //plixi.com/p/88711655

@nikegolf    The Nike Athlete who owns these looks at the #Masters is ranked in the Top 20 in the world rankings. Who is it? //plixi.com/p/88685852

@nikegolf    Nice guess @lefty4life! These looks belong to 15th in the world @F_Molinari. Good luck Fran! //plixi.com/p/88697806

@nikegolf    Which Nike Golf young gun will be wearing these outfits at The #Masters? //yfrog.com/h8vdmtej

@nikegolf    These outfits belong to Nike Athlete Anthony Kim! Let's see if he rocks them with his new hat! //plixi.com/p/88673455

Srixon Golf
@SrixonGolf    For those asking, Rollins is playing the new XV this week. Playing it well, too. Just one shot off the lead!

Kris Tamulis

@kktamulis    Look! Our Oakley rep left me some colorful pieces so I could beautify all my pretty sunglasses, cool huh??!! twitpic.com/4fhzwm

@kktamulis    Driver behaved verrry badly today. Hit some immediately after n going back after lunch to polish it up some more. Not a happy camper.

Hunter Mahan
@HunterMahan: Fear the Beard!! Opening day, Go Giants!! yfrog.com/h2k7hkrj

Stuart Appleby
@StuartAppleby    Found this fella on the way to the tee. yfrog.com/h0a40qsj

Srixon Golf
@SrixonGolf    For those asking about the ZTX2 Irons that @Graeme_McDowell is playing... Look for them in stores in June!

Dale Marmion
@dalemarmion    Got my R11 fitted today 9degree on neutral- Aldila NV Protoype 60x/voodoo protopype 60x!got some decent readings and some extra yardage :)

Crystal Golf
@CrystalGolf_FL    I hold in my hand the new Crystal Peach! Isn't it stunning @JonnyFairplay @TheGolfChick twitpic.com/4fen4l

Todd Bailey
@ToddABailey    Wheee! New Driver!! How long before I'm able to hit it? Hoping for the weekend....

Simon Wilson
@pgatourshaftrep    "@tarkers11: @pgatourshaftrep What is the best shaft for a lower ball flight, got DG Stiff and still flies high." PX 6.5 will work!

Club Glove
@ClubGloveUSA    Our Microfiber Caddy Towel now comes with the gift of a free matching pocket towel to go with it. - //bit.ly/fe9Opr

Blake Graham, PGA
@BlakeGrahamPGA    Is this why you don't let people hit your driver? //plixi.com/p/88427668

Kelly Tidy
@kellylouise92    Thank you @TitleistEurope :) yfrog.com/gzw97glj

Karen Stupples
@Kstupples    on the advice of a very smart man my @RIFEPUTTERS is back in my bag :-)

Nike Golf
@nikegolf    Why script our athlete's apparel for the majors? Our apparel director Doug fills you in. 'To the most prepared' Blog: //bit.ly/dI0vvw

Bruno Buccolo

@brunobuccolo    Getting the new irons decked out yfrog.com/h415mpwj

Michael Johnson
@PirettiGolf    Roger Maltbie rolling his new Piretti Potenza. //plixi.com/p/88220070

Sligo Wear
@sligowear    //yfrog.com/h3xqtatgj

Cobra Golf
@cobragolf    setting up for a photo shoot / golf cart race at The Palms in LaQuinta with @jasongore59 #TwitPict //twitpic.com/4f37q6

@PlayersTowel    Dustin Johnson showing off his Players Towel at Bay Hill. PLAY WEL !!... on Twitpic twitpic.com/4f1qe0 via @AddThis

@PlayersTowel    Steve Marino riding his NUUN Hydration Players Towel at Bay H... on Twitpic twitpic.com/4f1p5m via @AddThis

E.J. Pfister, PGA
@EJPfisterGolf    Stacy P preparing for this weeks event on LPGA tour by doing the ladder chipping drill. yfrog.com/h3xibinj

Ping Golf
@PingTour    Looks as though PING Pro @WestwoodLee might unleash his Scottsdale Wolverine Putter out into the wild this week //twitpic.com/4f1hlh

Ian Poulter
@IanJamesPoulter    The limited edition putter cover has come out great. comes with green velvet bag as well. #TwitPict //twitpic.com/4f18k3

Nike Golf
@nikegolf    Hope these help you go low Eric! RT @erickoston: Thanks for the new clubs @nikegolf! //twitpic.com/4f0oub //twitpic.com/4f0otu

Keegan Bradley
@Keegan_Bradley    Can u find the ball you play??? Pile of range balls at the shell Houston open. yfrog.com/h3y83fej

Lyle and Scott
@Lyle_and_Scott    We are shooting our autumn 2011 range today, check out the big spooky house! //yfrog.com/h2h3eikj

@Lyle_and_Scott    2 more photos from our cold and wet Autumn photo shoot //yfrog.com/h753386378j & //yfrog.com/gznndjnj

@Lyle_and_Scott    Autumn 2011 photo shoot continues, how glam is this? (not) //yfrog.com/h3mf2mgqj #whatwedotobringyougreatclothes

@Lyle_and_Scott    Introducing the new Lyle & Scott sportswear range; perfect for a collegiate-cool look on laid back weekends. //bit.ly/i5TrAj

Kris Lim
@KrisLim    Just made my 2nd Hole-in-1 since I switched to @bridgestonegolf there's something to this ball! Last month shot 64 in an event!

Wilson Golf
@WilsonGolf    A job well done! RT@DougieDWright The launch of @WilsonGolf new tour truck at the london amer HQ with #anthonywall //yfrog.com/hs735uvj

Mark Ramsdale
@MarkRamsdale    What a brilliant driver!! @TaylorMadeTour still own the driver and wood count! Not surprising! //twitpic.com/4exqgk

TaylorMade Golf Europe
@TaylorMadeTour    Richard Bland on the range with his MB irons. //twitpic.com/4ez8ev

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney    3 and 4 RT @sllidtim: @HankDHaney what hybrids/woods should the average player carry? RT?

@HankDHaney    Great clubs RT @woody0315: Hank, thoughts on the new adjustable drivers for the amateur hack golfer?

@HankDHaney    Lower kick point shaft w higher spin ball RT @RLC49er:Hank, what's a good ball and shaft to hit it higher? Answer me and Ill follow u.

@HankDHaney    Adjustable driver RT @ShawnGolf: Strengthened my grip to fight a fade. Hitting the irons beautifully, but still fading the driver too much.

@HankDHaney    AP2 RT @Titleist_12: Hank, I am going to buy a new set of irons and I am stuck between Titleist Ap1 and Ap2. I am a 15 handicap. Thanks!

@HankDHaney    Yes very good training aid RT @KMarcelissen: Is Tour Striker a useful tool for improving contact?

@HankDHaney    Try an adjustable driver RT @RMB_09:trouble turning over my drives. Missing high and right by 15yds, I hit slight draws with irons/fw. tips?

@HankDHaney    52/10 58/14 RT @Herm33:PW is 47*.play in all turf conditions on a bent grass course. What loft/bounce to fill my gaps

@HankDHaney    Great putters RT @Leo204: @HankDHaney What do you think of Odyssey putters? I bought one on impulse, Now I Notice them quite a bit.

@HankDHaney    Nike Vapor Speed RT @sjharris13: @Brysie7 what ball to you recommend for players that are in the 90s?

@HankDHaney    Only powerful tour pros RT @MN_Peter: @HankDHaney for who would you recommend blades over cavity backs, 5s and under?

@HankDHaney    U don't RT @Brysie7: @HankDHaney how do you get backspin with a top flite?

@HankDHaney    Yes and yes RT @legendary_____: Has iron technology really improved over the last 20 years? Could a PGA player use 80's blades and win?

@HankDHaney    Nike cavity back RT @sdarby1989: @HankDHaney You left my question blank earlier? What clubs are in your bag ?

@HankDHaney    Great ball RT @boski02: @HankDHaney how do like the new 20xi ball from Nike?

@HankDHaney    Better swing real fast, todays drivers have more loft RT @BigBama74: any thoughts on useing a 7deg driver anymore?

Steven Jablonowski, PGA
@Steven_Jablo    Baseball season must be close :) yfrog.com/h83wzhej

Jane Frost, PGA
@JaneFrostGolf    There is talk: Should the #bellyputter be outlawed. Give me a BREAK! Let's make the ball square and then success will certainly be thwarted.

Graeme McDowell

@Graeme_McDowell   Jumping on our #Marquisjet back to Orlando. What you guys make of my #Srixon Tour Yellow carry bag??? Great for a few holes late evening!!

@Graeme_McDowell   Ooooops got all ahead of myself and forgot to attach the photo. Sorry Tweeps. Here it is. //yfrog.com/h3y7jirj

Nike Golf
@nikegolf    Check out the custom Nike swag made for @themichellewie for the LPGA's first Major of the 2011 season //plixi.com/p/87860666

@nikegolf    The Nike Athletes have matching N98 jackets & custom shoes to sport off-course this week at Kraft Nabisco Champ //plixi.com/p/87910234

Dave Horsey
@DaveHorsey    Feels like the amateur days again...bringin the clubs back 2 the room at night //yfrog.com/h88nqefj

Jenny Suh
@jenny_suh    I just learned that staff bags are REALLY heavy when you have to carry them yourself...and I only walked from the parking lot to the range!

Simon Wilson
@pgatourshaftrep  @TaylorMadeTour not using R11 graphics on 3 woods over there?

TaylorMade Golf Europe
@TaylorMadeTour    @pgatourshaftrep still waiting for stock in R11 graphics so using what we have at HQ.

@TaylorMadeTour    New R11 f'way for Simon Khan this week - 14 degree, ASP on O and FCT on N. //twitpic.com/4ep6vv

Ping Golf
@PingTour    Today on the @PingTour Truck we built PING Pro Angel Cabrera 4 new Tour-S wedges that should be very helpful around the greens at Augusta!

@PingTour    PING Pro Louis Oosthuizen arrived today in Houston with a new PING belly putter that he bought @ Augusta National //twitpic.com/4eppe0

Vokey Wedges
@VokeyWedges   Busy day for the Voke today...he's been down in the Tour Dept this afternoon dialing some wedges for his guys: //ow.ly/i/9I2K

@VokeyWedges   Making sure the profile is just right for Strick: //ow.ly/i/9I2Z

TaylorMade Golf
@taylormadegc    Martin Laird on #Burner S'Fast 2.0 driver "TaylorMade pushed me to try this new one & I'm glad they did because this thing is unbelievable."

Rife Putters
@RIFEPUTTERS    RIFE Rep, Jim Barfield, is set up and ready to help the Pro's at Fallen Oak. //twitpic.com/4enl2l

Brandon Richardson, PGA
@GolfwithFreedom    Demo-ing New Nike combo irons that will soon find a home in my bag! yfrog.com/h3agjvyj

Jacob A. Spott, PGA
@JacobSpott    At Titleist fitting workshop learning how to fit my students with better golf equipment for their games! //yfrog.com/hs52qznj

Tin Cup
@TinCupMarker    You asked for it, so we did it! We are asked every day for College Tin Cups. They arrive Thursday, 3/31. Enjoy! //twitpic.com/4eo4bu

Callaway Golf
@CallawayTourSpy    Cambo's (Michael Campbell) driver. RAZR Hawk Tour 9.5deg with Graphite Design Aura Gold 65g X shaft //twitpic.com/4endao

@CallawayTourSpy   #Odyssey. On Tour. Every Tour. //twitpic.com/4en0st

@CallawayTourSpy    Did you know?...Young #Callaway Staffer Danny Lee is leading the Nationwide Tour in Greens in Regulation with an average of 83.3%?!

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney    Just make sure u r fit properlyRT @WonderBot32: so I was wondering if there are specific lady clubs that u would recommend for a beginner

@HankDHaney    I have a great one coming out called the Plane Finder RT @stampsfaninsask: what are the best training aids?

@HankDHaney    Everyone should have a few RT @DarinPicorella: Your feelings are hybrids hank? I get more control with irons but less distance...

@HankDHaney    Get clubs fitted RT @widwilcox: improve swing then get fitted for clubs or vise versa?

@HankDHaney    About 30-40 yards RT @MasonAG23: what should be the yardage difference be between a driver and 3 wood?

TaylorMade Golf Europe
@TaylorMadeTour    The MC / MB combo sets are proving popular on Tour! //twitpic.com/4elv73

@TaylorMadeTour   Office for the week!! //twitpic.com/4ekqe4

Cobra Golf

@cobragolf    LET Champion and new Cobra staff member working on S3 Pro irons this aft prepping for the LPGA Kraft #TwitPict //twitpic.com/4efgzf

@cobragolf    that champion is South Africa's Lee Ann Pace...ripping S3 Driver on the range today #TwitPict //twitpic.com/4efnj8

Kirk Oguri, PGA
@KIRKOGURI    Mad scientist grinding away. Couldn't imagine playing a wedge that isn't designed for your individual game //twitpic.com/4ef3h5

TaylorMade Golf Europe
@TaylorMadeTour    Balls, Gloves and R11's have been in customs in Casablanca for last week, being delivered @ 2am, having to stay up so I can sign for boxes!

@TaylorMadeTour    7 out of the Top 10 @ Open de Andalucia used a TaylorMade driver, 5 of which used R11. #thenumbersstackup

Hal Jacobs, PGA
@HalJacobsPGA    Merchandise starting to pile in! Demo clubs being unwrapped. Something about brand new golf clubs.

@Titleist    Highly unlikely! RT @jbirdie77: @Titleist when are you going to make a orange Pro V1 for @RickieFowlerPGA to play on Sundays? #hi5

@Titleist    Titleist Pro V1x players combine for 6-win week across worldwide professional tours: //bit.ly/fUmK8X #teamtitleist

Scott Curry
@golfSKLZ    I don't care that he's a PGA Pro, you still couldn't pay me enough: //ow.ly/i/9Ftj

Mark McDonnell
@markmac14    A good few orders taken for the R11 and Burner 2.0 today!! The buzz keeps getting bigger!!

Callaway Golf
@CallawayTourSpy    Did you know that this week the longest drivers on both the @European_Tour and @PGATOUR used #Callaway drivers?

@CallawayTourSpy    Alvaro Quiros used a #Callaway RAZR Hawk and JB Holmes used an FT Tour. The most accurate driver on @European_Tour also used a RAZR Hawk

Simon Hurd
@druhbelts    Buckles and more buckles yfrog.com/h7zjtbj

adidas Golf
@adidasGolfUS    Playing adiPURE footwear and FORMOTION apparel, Martin Laird wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his 2nd career PGA Tour victory!

Vokey Wedges
@VokeyWedges    Another win for Vokey Wedges! That's 3 in a row. Not a bad month of March for Da Voke.

Hank Haney, PGA
@HankDHaney    RT @imyourlawyer: I have a 54°vokey & 60° no-name. I need a club for 85yds but use 60 more. Should I get 52or60? Either one is ok

@HankDHaney    RT @JusCallMeKO: @HankDHaney I'm 5'10 what length putter should i be using. 33" 34" 35". 34 or 34 1/2

@HankDHaney    RT @tweetinomglol: what about lengthening your driver to some absurd length to gain distance? That why there is a limit on length

@HankDHaney    All u guys that want to cut your drivers off go ahead but that isnt how the club was designed and it will likely cost u distance

@HankDHaney    RT @ekey2010: @HankDHaney ever use the putting arc? Yes it is good

@HankDHaney    RT @Rodney_Earl:- How long should a player use game improvement irons before stepping up to the next set? At least til single digit hanicap

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