Monday, November 19, 2012

New Mizuno Golf Clubs

Last week, Mizuno announced the introduction of some new additions to their golf club arsenal. Here's a look at the MP-H4 Iron set and the JPX-825 Woods. If you ask me, Mizuno needs to get a little more creative on naming their clubs. This comes shortly after Puma/Cobra announced their new club line, 'The Baffler'. Here's a look at what Mizuno came up with...

Norcross, GA (November 15, 2011) – Mizuno, the industry leader in iron technology and development, today announced the launch of its revolutionary new iron set that offers serious golfers the most forgiving and playable MP irons in Mizuno’s storied history, the MP-H4’s. Utilizing a seamless blend of hollow hybrid long irons and half-cavity scoring irons, Mizuno’s patented Grain Flow Forging process provides players with a soft, solid, consistent feel throughout the set. They also announced the addition of the JPX-825 lineup of woods to the already popular JPX-825 iron family. Created with balanced performance, extreme distance and uncompromised forgiveness in mind, Mizuno’s new family includes the JPX-825 Driver, JPX-825 Fairway Wood and JPX-825 Hybrid.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Lehman Cruises to Second Straight Schwab Cup Title

Tom Lehman fired a 5-under 65 Sunday to sail to victory at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, becoming the first Champions Tour player to win the season-long Charles Schwab Cup in consecutive years.

Lehman finished the event at Desert Mountain Golf Club at 22-under 258, six strokes ahead of runner-up Jay Haas. He entered the week in second place in the season-long points race behind Bernhard Langer, but was able to overtake Langer with a dominating performance in Scottsdale, Ariz.

"It feels great," he said after the round. "To have everyone here, to win this in my hometown, means a lot."

Lehman becomes the fifth player to win the Charles Schwab Cup twice in its 12-year history, but the first to pull off the feat in back-to-back seasons. Hale Irwin, Tom Watson, Jay Haas and Loren Roberts each won the championship twice across respective three-year spans.

Langer, the 2010 overall champion, matched Lehman's 65 Sunday to finish the week in sixth place. Fred Couples, who entered the final round one shot behind Lehman, made only one birdie Sunday and struggled to a 3-over 73 to finish in a tie for fourth, nine shots off the pace.

After the round, Lehman shared thoughts on his long-time swing coach Jim Flick, who is currently battling cancer.

"The last four days have been somewhat difficult, trying to fight back tears at times," explained Lehman, who was emotional upon holing his final putt Sunday. "(Jim) has meant a great deal to me and I never would have gotten to where I've gotten in golf without him."