Last Thursday night (3/31) Roger Dunn Golf Shops hosted the first ever SCGA Member Night at their Santa Ana Superstore off the 55 FWY. SCGA Members were treated to a putting contest, Member Only deals on top name brand golf equipment, raffle prizes, Free 5 minute swing analysis, Free 5 minute Fitting in anyone of the private studios. A great time was had by all, and to top it all off, the Kogi Bar-b-q truck came in and fed everyone
Roger Dunn Golf Shops and the SCGA gave away a raffle prizes every 15 minutes. Here is a list of the winners:
Phil Mickelson won the Shall Houston Open on Sunday, bolstered largely by two stellar weekend rounds that have him primed for another run at this week’s Georgia State Invitational golf tournament in the town of Augusta. There were no “problems” in Houston (get it?) for Mickelson, whose 2011 season “lifted off” with a course-record 63 on Saturday. He followed that with a 7-under-par 65 on Sunday to win by three shots. With the win he “launched” himself to No. 3 in the official world golf rankings and No. 2 in the FedExCup standings. (Those were NASA puns, by the way. Because NASA has a space center in Houston. And the tournament was also in Houston. So both things are in Houston. Surely, you see the connection there.)
Here is what Phil had in the bag:
RAZR Hawk Prototype Driver (9.5 degrees), Big Bertha Diablo 3-wood (15 degrees), RAZR X muscle back irons (5-PW), X-Forged Irons (3-iron and 4-iron), X-Series JAWS Wedges (52, 60 and 64 degrees), Odyssey White Hot XG #9 Putter and the Tour i(z) Golf Ball. —> http://www. worldwidegolfshops.com
Mickelson thanks Callaway after victory Here’s what Phil said following his win: “This week is a great example of why I believe in 2004 signing with Callaway was the best decision I ever made for my career. Because when I had a bit of an issue, the head of R & D flew out, and because I’ve been experimenting with a couple drivers, he wanted to make sure I had the right ones. He brought the backups. I drove it great all week. It’s a great example of why I feel that was the best decision I’ve ever made for my career, and I went on to win this week. And so I’m just very appreciative to the commitment they’ve made to me and that I get to be with them.”
Dressed for success, Mickelson wears Callaway apparel
330-yard drives and a birdie putting barrage is all well and good, but let’s be honest: the real story of the week was the breathability of Mickelson’s Callaway shirts. Phil wore Callaway apparel and Callaway footwear on his way to victory. (Those were some flashy brown kicks on Saturday, by the way.)
Mickelson used his Callaway RAZR Hawk Driver to average 314.6 yards off the tee this week, 6th best in the field. He also tied for 3rd in the field in putts per GIR, averaging 1.643 for the tournament using his Odyssey White Hot XG #9 Putter. With his RAZR X muscle back irons, X-Forged irons and JAWS Wedges, Lefty hit 78 percent of greens in regulation; 11th best in the field. He also caused Lee Westwood’s caddie to bow down in reverence after a spicy chip-in on Saturday with his JAWS Wedge.
J.B. Holmes leads field in driving distance
Phil Mickelson wasn’t the only one producing NASA-style liftoffs with his Callaway driver in Houston.J.B. Holmes led the field in average driving distance by averaging an absurd 326 yards with his Callaway FT Tour Driver.
First PGA Tour Win for Burner® SuperFast 2.0 Driver as Martin Laird Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational
Laird Ranked Fifth in Driving Distance (296.6); Also Plays New R11 Fairway, Daytona Ghost Putter
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Martin Laird won the Arnold Palmer Invitational playing the new white Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver. Laird’s second PGA Tour victory marks the sixth worldwide for TaylorMade’s white drivers and comes just three weeks after putting the club in his bag, at Doral.
Laird has ranked first (313.1), third (300.8), and fifth (296.6) in average driving distance at consecutive PGA Tour events. The added power helped him notch top-10 finishes at the WGC-Cadillac Championship (T10) and Transitions Championship (T5) before Sunday’s breakthrough win at Bay Hill.
Laird also played the new R11 fairway (4-wood) and a Rossa Daytona Ghost mid-length putter; he wore FORMOTION apparel and adiPURE footwear from adidas Golf. On a day that will be remembered for its incredibly fast, firm conditions, it was Laird’s stoic up-and-down on 17 and two-putt from 86 feet on the treacherous 18th green that secured the trophy.
Five of the top-10 finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational used a white TaylorMade driver. Laird’s victory increases TaylorMade’s worldwide driver win total to 13 this year – more than any other brand
In Laird’s Bag:
Burner SuperFast 2.0 10.5°
R11 fairway 17°
R9 fairway 19°
Tour Preferred, 3-4
R9 TP 5-PW
Rossa Daytona Ghost Midsize
Martin Laird wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational playing the new Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver, R11 4-wood and Daytona Ghost putter.
Laird’s win marks the sixth worldwide for TaylorMade’s white drivers, the R11 and Burner SuperFast 2.0
Laird, who first switched to the Burner SuperFast 2.0 at Doral, has ranked first (313.1), third (300.8), and fifth (296.6) in average driving distance at consecutive PGA Tour events.
The victory increased TaylorMade’s worldwide driver win total to 13 this year – more than any other brand.