New Year, New Gear: See Which Pro Golfers Switched Equipment This Year

January 17th, 2017

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Several big names have made some surprising switches to their golf equipment this year. Want to know who’s got what in their bag? This is your complete list of all of the changes for the 2017 season.


1. John Daly

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Big John’s switchin’ from the TaylorMade M1 Driver to the Vertical Groove Driver. This driver is new and unique, in that it’s grooves run vertically versus horizontally. Daly’s gonna see if he can’t hit the cover off a few more balls this year!

Click to learn more about the Vertical Groove Driver.

 

2. Tiger Woods

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We all know Tiger’s been with Nike for a long time, but this year he has decided to switch it up and start using the Bridgestone B330-S golf ball.

 

3. Bubba Watson

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Bubba made the surprising  choice of swapping the beloved Titleist Pro V1x for the Volvik golf ball! That was quite a surprise for  many.

4. Jason Day

 

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It certainly threw me when I heard that  Jason Day would be signing with Nike, considering the announcement they made earlier this year… (that they won’t be selling golf equipment any longer). But he will be sporting Nike apparel, and continuing to play TaylorMade equipment.

5. Rory McIllroy

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Rory‘s gone rogue! This year he won’t be signing a contract with ANY company. Instead, he’s decided to play the field. For the European Tour’s BMW South Africa open, he claimed to have Callaway’s woods & irons, Odyssey’s putter,  Titleist’s Vokey wedges & their Pro V1x golf ball in his golf bag. But he says that his golf bag may change from event to event. Quite a variety, right?

6. Lydia Ko

 

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Lydia Ko is now using PXG clubs and wearing Ecco Golf shoes! Along with a change in equipment, Ko made a change in coaches and caddie! As of early January, she had fired her coaches, but wasn’t prepared to announce a new one. Gary Mathews will be her new caddie.

 

Like Rory McIllroy, Tony FinauGary Woodland and Kyle Stanley will both be playing the Titleist balls with no contract this season. More specifically, Tony is playing the Pro V1x Left Dot, while Gary and Kyle are playing the Pro V1x. Others who have signed with Titleist are: Russell Henley (ball and clubs), Paul Casey (ball), Francesco Molinari (ball), Billy Hurley III (ball), Kevin Tway (ball), Pat Perez (ball), Branden Grace (ball), Charl Schwartzel (ball), Nick Watney (ball), Derek Fathauer (all), Sean O’Hair (all), Jason Kokrak (all), & Rory Sabbatini (ball). Callaway’s signed with Daniel Berger, who was previously sponsored by TaylorMade, and Patrick Rodgers, who was with Nike. J. Spaun is now with Cleveland/Srixon Golf, and Harris English  has signed with Ping. Finally, TaylorMade golf  has signed with Paul Casey, Jon Curran, Smylie Kaufman, Seung-Yul Noh, Kyle Stanley, and Nick Watney for metalwoods.

Enter to WIN A Year’s Supply Of TaylorMade PROTO33 Golf Balls

January 16th, 2017

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Callin’ all Rock Heads! I’m giving away One Year’s Supply Of TaylorMade PROTO33 Golf Balls (that’s twelve dozen balls), combining speed with distance and control to help improve your game and lower your score on the course! I’m giving you the chance to win this prize and become the envy of all your golfin’ buddies! So don’t delay – go enter my awesome Giveaway Contest for a FREE Year’s Supply Of TaylorMade PROTO33 Golf Balls!

Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on January 31st!

  • The sweepstakes runs from January 16th to January 31st at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win this fabulous prize.
  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and the drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize to.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in caveman cash.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm January 31st, so enter quick for your chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!

Now that that’s are out of the way, let’s take a look at our fabulous prize!

FREE TaylorMade Proto33 Golf Balls!

Features:

  • 3-Layer construction for maximum distance off the tee, pinpoint control from the fairway, and soft feel inside the scoring zone
  • Layer 1: REACT core for faster ball speeds and soft feel
  • Layer 2: Thin and fast mantle for added distance and control
  • Layer 3: IOTHANE cover for improved greenside playability, low-drag aerodynamic dimple pattern for enhanced performance in the wind

Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information on the Free TaylorMade Proto33 Golf Balls!

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Enter to WIN a FREE Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer

January 3rd, 2017

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Callin’ all Rock Heads! I’m giving away one FREE Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer, combining fashion with functionality to help improve your game and lower your score on the course! I’m giving you the chance to win one of your own and become the envy of all your golfin’ buddies! So don’t delay – go enter my awesome Giveaway Contest for a FREE Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer!!

Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on January 15th!

  • The sweepstakes runs from January 1st to January 15th at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win this fabulous prize.
  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and the drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in caveman cash.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm January 15th, so enter quick for yer chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!

Now that that’s are out of the way, let’s take a look at our fabulous prize!

FREE Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer!

Features:

  • Advanced Technology – Features Epson’s core sensing technology, designed for highly accurate golf swing analysis.
  • Portable & Easy-to-use – Lightweight and compact; securely fastens to the grip of most clubs and won’t affect your swing.
  • Highly Accurate – Records data at 1000 samples per second and calibrates with each swing; accurate to one-tenth of a degree.
  • Real-Time Data – Provides a 360-degree, 3D view of your swing path; captures clubhead speed, attack angle, face angle, club path, and more.
  • Obtain highly accurate swing data – M-Tracer records data at 1000 samples per second, ensuring accuracy to one-tenth of a degree. The device automatically calibrates with each swing.
  • Get instant results – Review your swing data immediately after each swing you take. You can review key swing metrics such as club head speed, attack angle, face angle and club path through the mobile app.
  • Review your swing from any angle – The mobile app provides a 360-degree, 3D view of your swing path, allowing you to analyze the details of your swing from any angle. Manually control the playback of your swing within the app.
  • Keep track of critical checkpoints – Apply the V-zone view to analyze the details of your backswing, downswing and follow-through.
  • Capture speed and distance data – Track your club head speed, grip speed, lag, maximum speed and estimated carry.
  • View swing comparison data – Compare your swings against your baseline or choose a swing from our library of pros.
  • Compare swing tempo – Identify the variations in your backswing, top of swing and downswing against your baseline tempo and rhythm.
  • M-Tracer Golf Mobile App – Use the M-Tracer mobile app for instant access to your swing data4 – stores up to 200 swings and is available on both iOS and Android devices.
  • M-Tracer View Website – Upload your data wirelessly easily to the M-Tracer View website. The website stores up to 2000 swings, and is simple to use.

Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information on the Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer!

So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 28th, 2016

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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Sniff’s Weekly Roundup

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I’ve scoured social media from the past week for the top photos, quips, and stories from your favorite golfers and golf media and gathered them together for you to enjoy! -Sniff

It’s been one heckuva year:

107 players earned over $1 Million this season?! 😱💰💸Crazy! A video posted by Golf Digest (@golfdigest) on

The pros celebrated Christmas in style:

Xmas tradition that my mates love. Mac beef santa has arrived – AJ

A photo posted by Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston (@beefgolf) on

Xmas tradition that my kids love. Mac Daddy Santa is back! -TW A photo posted by Tiger Woods (@tigerwoods) on

Family..where life begins and love never ends. @djohnsonpga @janetgretzky

A photo posted by Paulina Gretzky (@paulinagretzky) on

A photo posted by Scott Piercy (@scottpiercypga) on

Make Natty Great Again #IAVGCP

A photo posted by Smylie Kaufman (@smyliekaufman10) on

Cheeky little bugger. #elfontheshelf A photo posted by Jimmy Walker (@jimmywalkerpga) on

@meganlingmerth is crushing it down the slopes! ⛷😂

A photo posted by @dlingmerth on

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday from all of us at the #PGAChamp! A photo posted by PGA Championship (@pgachampionship) on

And Bubba Claus was on full display:

‪So many ugly sweaters!! But just one winner…👆🏻this guy!! The tutu got me… haha. #Bubbaclaus ‬ A photo posted by Bubba Watson (@bubbawatson) on

And now that 2016 is over, we can start getting excited for spring:

Spring is right around the corner. ⛳ A photo posted by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on

Christmas Celebrations and Rickie’s 28th

December 19th, 2016

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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Sniff’s Weekly Roundup

Christmas Celebrations and Rickie’s 28th

 

I’ve scoured social media from the past week for the top photos, quips, and stories from your favorite golfers and golf media and gathered them together for you to enjoy! -Sniff

No PGA Golf this weekend:

But the PGA Tour did find the Top Ten shots of the year:

And Rickie turned 28:

Apparently he had quite the night:


One that involved Cindy Crawford and the Ryder Cup:

Cindy Crawford drank from the Ryder Cup trophy during Rickie’s birthday party last night 😳😂💥.

A photo posted by Golf Digest (@golfdigest) on

Feherty gets in the Christmas spirit:

A fan made Bubba Claus feel extra special with these beautiful Christmas cookies:

Beef enjoyed some hammock time:

Leaving today. Gonna miss this hammock haha….hmm Thinking If I can take it back with me in my suitcase 😆 A photo posted by Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston (@beefgolf) on

Beef also signed up for a Beer, Beef and Birdie Triathalon with John Daly:

No one knows what to do with the Olympic Golf Course in Rio:

Golf Channel’s top 50 courses you can play in the US includes this beauty in Colorado Springs:

Look back on some gorgeous photos from 2016:

And of course, some really ridiculous moments from the year, too:

Enter to win a FREE John Daly Staff Bag!

December 16th, 2016

Sorry, this giveaway has expired! Click here for details about our current contest!

Callin’ all Rock Heads! This is your chance to put a top-of-the-line Staff Bag in YOUR cave for absolutely FREE! I’m giving away a FREE John Daly Staff Bag! Here’s the chance to become the envy of all your golfin’ buddies! So don’t delay – go enter my awesome Giveaway Contest for a FREE John Daly Staff Bag!!

Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 31st!

  • The sweepstakes runs from December 15th to December 31st at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win this fabulous prize.
  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and the drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in caveman cash.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm EST on December 31st, so enter quick for yer chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!

FREE John Daly Staff Bag!

This is the same Tour Bag John Daly uses on the Senior Tour!

So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE John Daly Staff Bag!

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Shootouts, Father/Son Time, and Christmas Parties Galore

December 12th, 2016

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Sniff’s Weekly Roundup

Shootouts, Father/Son Time, and Christmas Parties Galore

 

I’ve scoured social media from the past week for the top photos, quips, and stories from your favorite golfers and golf media and gathered them together for you to enjoy! -Sniff

Another shootout, another pair of winners:

The father/step-son duo of David Duval and Nick Karavites took home the prize at the PNC Father/Son Challenge:

David Duval and stepson Nick Karavites take home the 🏆 at the PNC Father/Son Challenge!

A video posted by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on

Lots of hugs all around:

Speaking of Father/Son time… where can we find a pair of these pants, Mr. Daly?

All we want for Christmas are these shorts/pants Little John and @pga_johndaly rocked this weekend.

A photo posted by Golf Digest (@golfdigest) on

Rickie Fowler is on the cover of Golf Digest:

What’s up @golfdigest 📷cred @walteriooss

A photo posted by Rickie Fowler (@rickiefowler) on

And The PGA Tour calls out his shoe game:

What’d you think of @RickieFowler’s shoe game in 2016: 👍 or 👎?

A photo posted by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on

You’ve never seen The Old Course like this before:

It’s not Christmas without Bubba Claus:

Bubba, you are a big deal:

Billy Horschel: Superman?

Congratulations are in order for Keegan Bradley:

Yes. We are that annoying couple right now. #honeymooners #keegansgrumpyaboutit #becomingbradley123 @united

A photo posted by Jillian Bradley (@jillian_bradley) on

And Branden Grace:

When you realize it’s Monday, and you have to wait until the New Year for more golf:

Enter to WIN a FREE Taylor Made M2 Driver!

December 1st, 2016

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Callin’ all Rock Heads! This is your chance to put a top-of-the-line driver in YOUR cave for absolutely FREE! I’m giving away a FREE Taylor Made M2 Driver! Here’s the chance to become the envy of all your golfin’ buddies! So don’t delay – go enter my awesome Giveaway Contest for a FREE Taylor Made M2 Driver!!

Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 15th!

  • The sweepstakes runs from December 1st to December 15th at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win this fabulous prize.
  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and the drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in caveman cash.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm EST on December 15th, so enter quick for yer chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!

Now that that’s are out of the way, let’s take a look at our fabulous prize!

FREE Taylor Made M2 Driver!

The M2 Driver offers:

Massive Sweet Spot

  • Engineered with high MOI, Inverted Cone Technology, and a redesigned Speed Pocket – three features that combine to produce maximum forgiveness across the face

Hot Trajectory

  • A low CG projection combined with a new Speed Pocket and exceptional aerodynamics generates a hot, high launch/low spin trajectory

M2 also delivers

  • Best in class sound* – Internal acoustic engineering delivers a solid, hot, and crisp sound at impact
  • Loft adjustability – The 4° (+/- 2°) sleeve allows golfers to dial in their loft, lie, and face angle for maximum performance
  • Multiple no-charge shaft offerings – The stock Fujikura Pro is one of several no-charge after market shafts available, ensuring we have the right shaft for your swing

Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information on the Taylor Made M2 Driver!

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Celebrating Thanksgiving and Tiger’s return

November 28th, 2016

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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Sniff’s Weekly Roundup

Celebrating Thanksgiving and Tiger’s return

 

I’ve scoured social media for the past weeks for the top photos, quips, and stories from your favorite golfers and golf media and gathered them together for you to enjoy! -Sniff

Hope your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We know some of the pros did:

Feeling the love down unda!!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Nice playing pahds!!@worldcupgolf A photo posted by Jimmy Walker (@jimmywalkerpga) on

So thankful for him and @paulinagretzky love you both so much

A video posted by Dustin Johnson (@djohnsonpga) on

John Daly invited us into his house for a live performance on Thanksgiving:

The Golf Channel makes us all want more mashed potatoes with this gif:

Mom: Dinner’s ready! Golfers everywhere: MASHED POTATOES!!! A video posted by Golf Channel (@golfchannel) on

While the Americans were celebrating the holiday, the Danish took the win at the World Cup of Golf:

How many golfers does it take to carry the trophy?

That’s a big trophy 🏆👀 #WorldCupOfGolf A photo posted by European Tour (@europeantour) on

Team USA, made up of Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker, finished tied for second place:

We will be seeing Tiger very soon:

Here are the best shots on the European Tour last week:

Five best shots from last week⠀ #WorldCupofGolf

A video posted by European Tour (@europeantour) on

What do you think? Mayor Bubba?

We are loving the fall colors this year!

And Jack Nicklaus is loving the Buckeyes:

Foreshadowing? We find out this weekend.

Enter to win a FREE Bushnell Golf- Tour V4 Patriot Pack

November 16th, 2016

Sorry, this giveaway has expired! Click here for details about our current contest!

Callin’ all Rock Heads! This is your chance to put a top-of-the-line rangefinder in YOUR cave for absolutely FREE! I’m giving away a FREE Bushnell Golf- Tour V4 Patriot Pack! Here’s the chance to become the envy of all your golfin’ buddies! So don’t delay – go enter my awesome Giveaway Contest for a FREE Bushnell Golf- Tour V4 Patriot Pack!!

Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 30th!

  • The sweepstakes runs from November 16th to November 30th at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win this fabulous prize.
  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and the drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in caveman cash.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm November 30th, so enter quick for yer chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!

Now that that’s are out of the way, let’s take a look at our fabulous prize!

FREE Bushnell Golf- Tour V4 Patriot Pack!

The Tour V4 Patriot Pack offers:

  •  PinSeeker with JOLT Technology
  • Accurate to 1 Yard
  • Ranges 5-1,000 Yards; 400+ Yards to a Flag
  • 5x Magnification
  • Fast Focus System
  • Stable-Grip Technology
  • Tour V4 Patriot Pack includes Tour V4, premium carry case, protective silicone skin, battery

Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information on the Bushnell Golf- Tour V4 Patriot Pack!

So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE Bushnell Golf- Tour V4 Patriot Pack!

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