Welcome to another quick trip around the golfing world, a post we're now going to call Backspin. Talk to you all soon!
- After losing nearly 100 pounds, apparently John Daly is looking better in pants nowadays, so good in fact that he has been approached to endorse an underwear line by Slix, on online company. He’s even agreed to launch a new reality show on The Golf Channel about his road to personal recovery, we’ll be sure to tune in – All the best John!
- It’s a little known fact that, driving a golf cart while intoxicated is indeed illegal, and you can be given a DUI. Albeit, you shouldn’t expect to see a checkstop off the 15th tee anytime soon… it’s food for thought. Welsh Rugby star Andy Powell recently found this out first hand when he was charged with drunk driving while in a golf cart.
- Cleveland Golf has just made a strong push into the bargain putter market. The new Cleveland BRZ putters, of which there are four models, are set to be released on March 1st, 2010 for the bargain basement price of only $89. Let me tell you something, these putters look pretty sweet for costing less than $100, they feature a BRZ finish and a copper infused insert. Keep an eye out for the four models, Anser-style blade, heel shafted mallet, slant neck blade and double bend mallet.
- Mitsubishi Rayon wins the driver shaft count at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Just weeks after they launch three new shafts, the Fubuki Alpha, Diamana Kai’li and ‘Ilima, MRC Golf has had an impressive tour presence already.
- Leave it to us Canadians to make a golf contest like no other. The Odyssey White Ice Challenge will test your short game knowledge and you could be entered to win a trip to the Tim Hortons Brier (curling) in Halifax for a chance to putt on the ice for $100,000. Considering curling ice is pebbled, this sounds a lot like cruel and unusual punishment to me. Regardless, this contest period ends Thursday, February 25th, 2010 – so don’t miss this one!
- They score 1, you score 3.0’s from Adidas golf, Powerband 3.0 golf shoes to be specific. If either Kenny Perry or Pat Perez registers a hole-in-one on the par 13 16th hole this week, 10,000 lucky people will receive a new pair of shoes – be sure to get your name into the sweepstakes draw!
- Nike has officially released their new addition to the Machspeed line with their SQ Machspeed hybrids . This accomplishment coming only a couple of days after Paul Casey, their main Tour player (now that Tiger is taking a break) recorded the longest drive at the ACCENTURE Match Play championship when he bombed a 377 yard drive with his Nike VR Tour Driver and the Nike One Tour golf ball.
- Want to win a trip to Vegas to play a round with long drive champion, and Canadian, Jamie Sadlowski? This guy can pound a ball, hitting many drives just shy of 500 yards… be sure to enter daily to this Fastest Driver contest from the Golf Channel to maximize your chances of winning.