WIN a Brand New PowaKaddy FW5i
July…one of the best months of the year for golf lovers – long nights, warm days, plenty of competitions and of course, The Open Championship!
In this edition we take a close look at what awaits the world’s best when they head to Carnoustie later this month.
We also have a great competition to win a Powakaddy FW5i Lithium Battery. Enter below and this fantastic prize could be yours!
As always, if there is anything you’d like to discuss about your game or your golf equipment please do not hesitate to pop into the Pro Shop.
Pro Shop News
We’re always happy to provide customers with golf equipment that we cannot always carry in stock but can access easily through the trade using supplier contacts built up over the years with TGI.
For example, we recently supplied a couple of Powakaddy FW3 Lithium trolleys as pictured, matching the best internet price of £449. www.powakaddy.co.uk
Also a Bushnell ion2 GPS watch which is available for only £139. All Bushnell distance measuring devices can be sourced very easily and can be purchased in the knowledge that their quality and reliability is excellent. Our prices again will match the best you can get online. www.bushnellgolf.com
Please don’t hesitate to pop in and ask if there’s something in particular that you’re looking for.
I’m always delighted to see that many of The Moray Golf Academy students are regularly featuring at the top of the competition results lists. I’m obviously happy when I see juniors playing well, but equally so when our more mature members (seniors) play well after maybe taking their first ever golf lesson. Keep up the practice!!!
Please note that I won’t be available for lessons during the last 2 weeks of July as I’m taking some time off to play golf myself and have a wee holiday. My car has complained about the mileage it has clocked up this year so I’m giving it a rest for a couple of weeks. Please however continue to use my email address email@example.com to book lessons again from Monday 30th July.
A huge congratulations to our new Club Champions, Ivor MacKenzie and Caroline Reid.
Ivor won his 4th Club Championship with an excellent 4 round aggregate of 291 but he has a long way to go to catch up with Ladies Champion Caroline Reid who won the Ladies’ Championship for the 28th time – what a fantastic achievement!!!
Congratulations also to the two Handicap Winners, Andrew MacKenzie and Dail Reid
Ping Collection Clothing
We now have a stock of Ping Collection Clothing available in the Club Shop sporting the Hopeman GC club crest.
PING apparel combines the latest technology, state-of-the art fabrics and production methods, alongside luxury materials and craftsmanship, to provide unrivaled quality and performance. The Sensor technology platform consisting of Sensor Cool, Sensor Warm and Sensor Dry fabrications protect against the elements to deliver enhanced comfort in all playing conditions.
Please pop in to the shop to have a look at this new offering and as always, if you’d like an item that isn’t in stock we’ll be very happy to order it for you.
Product Spotlight – Wedges
Mack Daddy 4 sets the standard for wedge performance by combining innovative performance technologies with premium components. It’s the finest collaboration yet between industry legend Roger Cleveland and Callaway R&D, and was influenced heavily by Tour pro input. The team have developed Groove-In-Groove Technology and micro-positive surface textures which creates 84 cover-gripping points for maximum spin control. There are also four sole grinds: C, S, W, and New X available to suit a variety of playing styles, attack angles and course conditions along with multiple bounce options to easily execute numerous types of shots from the fairway, rough or sand.
Cleveland Golf has established a new category of wedges with the Cleveland CBX Wedge, a cavity back wedge designed for the 84% of golfers who play cavity back irons. The Cleveland CBX Wedge, is a new take on traditional wedge philosophy aimed at the segment of golfers who play forgiving cavity back irons. The Cleveland CBX is built to be more forgiving and easier to hit than tour-designed wedges while providing dramatically more spin and versatility than set-matching wedges.
RTX 3 Wedges
The RTX-3 Wedge features three new wedge innovations that work together to create Cleveland’s most consistent wedge performance. With new Feel Balancing Technology, the wedges have 9 grams of mass removed from the hosel and redistributed to the wedge head for a centre of gravity closer to the impact zone. Not only does this improve feel, but the testing also shows this technology has created the tightest shot dispersion of any wedge Cleveland Golf has ever made. There are 3 new V Sole Grinds that feature a V shape with more leading edge bounce to help the club head through the turf faster at impact for crisper feel and more consistent performance.
Sharper grooves are closer together for increased friction, imparting more spin (up to 400 rpm in testing) for precise distance and trajectory control from full swings and finesse shots. The enhanced sole grinds and lead edges in the 431SS heads have been carefully crafted for exceptional surface interaction and versatility, gliding through the turf and sand to enable creative shot making. The four versatile grinds – standard (SS), wide (WS), thin (TS) and eye (ES) – enable players to be fitted for their typical divot depth and playing conditions, while steeper sidewalls throughout the lofts increase groove volume for improved performance on full shots and maximised spin on chips and pitches.
Glide 2.0 Stealth
Engineered from 8620 carbon steel to provide a soft, responsive feel, the Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges are highlighted by an all-black QPQ (quench/polish/quench) finish that is highly durable, improves ball interaction and gives the head a more compact appearance at address. As well as hardening the surface for enhanced durability, the nitriding process also gives the wedge hydrophobic properties, helping repel water to further improve ball contact in wet conditions.
WIN a Brand New PowaKaddy FW5i 18 Hole Lithium Battery
The 2018 FW5i offers offers the perfect option for those seeking added features and superior performance. Sporting a mid-size full colour widescreen display, Integrated USB charging port and an automatic distance function to set the trolley off on pre-set distances as well as a whisper quiet powerful 230W motor and unique Plug ‘n’ Play battery system. The 18-hole lithium is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful lithium battery on the market.
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What’s in the Bag?
Brooks Koepka, US Open, Shinnecock Hills)
Driver: TaylorMade M3 (9.5°, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70TX shaft)
3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX shaft)
3 Iron: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X)
Irons: Mizuno JPX900 (Dynamic Gold X100 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52°, 56° and 60°, Dynamic Gold S400 shafts)
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Tour Only T10 Select Newport
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Mizuno Competition Winner
Congratulations to Carolyn Hall of Stocksfield Golf Club who was drawn as the winner of our Mizuno competition in May.
Carolyn wins a brand new Mizuno ST18 Driver and Fairway Wood.