Womens Sets Better Than Ever
Adams Ladies IDEA a3 OS Woods/Irons
The incredibly easy-to-hit Idea a3 OS set features boxer technology, creating a high moment of inertia (MOI) for excellent forgiveness and consistently long and accurate shots. Six hybrids replace traditional irons, making the game more fun for women of all skill levels. The No. 4-6 hybrids make those hard-to-hit long irons a thing of the past, while the No. 7-9 hybrids feature low-and-back weighting, promoting ideal launch conditions. This set is available in a variety of colors to match personal styles.
Callaway Ladies Gems Hybrid Woods/Irons
The GEMS Set was designed with input from women golfers and instructors and is specifically for beginners and high-handicappers. Each of the eight clubs features weighting that promotes a draw ball flight and high trajectories to help keep the ball in the air and increase distance. Standout sticks include the i-brids, which are irons with hybrid-like head designs and super wide soles to help them slide smoothly over varying surfaces.
Mizuno Ladies Sora Woods/Irons
This Mizuno collection was specifically designed for women in that all the club specifications are integrated for ease of play and designed to make the game more enjoyable. The set includes a powerful titanium driver for explosive distance, an easy-to-hit stainless steel hybrid and irons for a high launch and lots of forgiveness on mis-hits. Ladies are sure to love the Soras sporty look, highlighted by elegant baby blue and black trim.
Square Two HSL Golf
Square Two has been designing clubs exclusively for women since 1974, so the company knows what ladies expect out of their clubs. The HSL upholds that reputation by arguably delivering more forgiveness, longer distance and better accuracy than almost any set on the market. Three forgiving, wood-like hybrids replace outdated irons and promote stability, accuracy and a higher launch. The oversized, mallet-style putter features prominent sight lines for easy alignment.
Wilson Hope LX Woods/Irons
Wilsons Hope LX is a set designed with premium materials and the very best game improvement technology. The 400cc driver features an alignment aid and huge sweet spot for tremendous accuracy and forgiveness off the tee. The two hybrids replace the No. 3-4 irons and are designed to help get the ball airborne and instill confidence while the cavity-back irons produce better ball flight and more distance. A percentage of proceeds from Hope LX sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Bill Kliewer is Senior Equipment Advisor of The Golf Warehouse (TGW.com), the worlds largest online golf store.
PGA Tour, LPGA react to video review rules changes
The USGA and R&A announced on Monday updates to the Rules of Golf, including no longer accepting call-ins relating to violations. The PGA Tour and LPGA, which were both part of a working group of entities who voted on the changes, issued the following statements:
The PGA Tour has worked closely with the USGA and R&A on this issue in recent years, and today's announcement is another positive step to ensure the Rules of Golf align with how the game is presented and viewed globally. The PGA Tour will adopt the new Local Rule beginning January 1, 2018 and evolve our protocols for reviewing video evidence as outlined.
We are encouraged by the willingness of the governing bodies to fully vet the issues and implement real change at a pace much quicker than the sport has seen previously. These new adaptations, coupled with changes announced earlier this year, are true and meaningful advances for the game. The LPGA plans to adopt fully the protocols and new Local Rule as outlined.
Sharma closes on Monday, wins Joburg Open
JOHANNESBURG – Shubhankar Sharma won his first European Tour title by a shooting 3-under 69 Monday in the final round of the weather-delayed Joburg Open.
The 21-year-old Indian resumed his round on the eighth green after play was halted early Sunday afternoon because of storms. He parred that hole, birdied No. 9 and made par on every hole on the back nine.
Sharma finished at 23-under 264, three strokes ahead of the pack, and qualified for next year's British Open, too.
''I actually wasn't going to come here about a week ago ... so I'm really happy that I came,'' said Sharma, who shot 61 in the second round. ''I don't think I'm ever going forget my first time in South Africa.''
Erik van Rooyen (66) was second, three strokes ahead of Shaun Norris (65) and Tapio Pulkkanen (68).
Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017
GolfChannel.com is counting down the top 10 Newsmakers of the Year as voted on by Golf Channel’s writers, editors, reporters and producers. Check out the list below, including future release dates:
No. 5: Dec. 12
No. 4: Dec. 13
No. 3: Dec. 14
No. 2: Dec. 15
No. 1: Dec. 18
Sharma among three Open qualifiers at Joburg Open
Shubhankar Sharma earned his first career European Tour win at the rain-delayed Joburg Open and punched his ticket to The Open in the process.
Sharma returned to Randpark Golf Club Monday morning after storms washed out much of the scheduled final day of play. Beginning the re-start with a four-shot lead, he hung on to win by three over South Africa's Erik Van Rooyen.
Both men can make travel plans for Carnoustie next summer, as this was the second event in the Open Qualifying Series with three spots available for players not otherwise exempt who finished inside the top 10. The final spot went to Shaun Norris, who tied for third with Finland's Tapio Pulkkanen but had a higher world ranking (No. 192) than Pulkkanen (No. 197) entering the week.
The Joburg Open was the final official European Tour event of the year. The next tournament in the Open Qualifying Series will be the SMBC Singapore Open in January, where four spots at Carnoustie will be up for grabs.