Month: November 2011

TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 Hybrid Review

I know it is a bit late in the season to be testing new products like the 18 degree TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 Hybrid, but as fortune would have it I was blessed by the golf gods with two 70 degree days in mid November. Thus, I am happy to bring you my first impressions; as well as performance and comparison test between the club I intend to replace, a knock-off 19 degree 5 Wood. You can find the video at the end of this post. On the left you see the 5 Wood, followed by the TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 Hybrid, and lastly, the 22 degree TaylorMade Raylor. At home: My very first impression was the offset. Initially it was very off-putting, primarily because I do not own any offset clubs, so my mind envisioned an instant “pull” on every shot. After getting past that I noticed it has a fairly flat sole, so unlike the Raylor it may not preform as well out of the tall grass. Off the fairway or an otherwise decent lie, I imagined it would be a beast! At the course: After warming up and getting my feel back (I had not played in 4 weeks) I unsheathed the White Beauty from my bag and filmed from the first shot. Overall, the biggest issue I had with the club was its length. Being...

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PGA of Australia issues statement on John Daly

The following statement was released by Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia, concerning the incident involving John Daly. “The PGA Tour of Australasia confirms that no appearance fees were payable to John Daly for his appearance at the Emirates Australian Open or for his planned appearance at the Australian PGA Championship. This afternoon’s actions by Daly in withdrawing from the course constitute a breach of the PGA Tour of Australasia’s regulations and will be referred to the disciplinary committee as soon as practically possible. In view of that breach and a similar instance in Europe recently the PGA Tour of Australasia has withdrawn its offer to John Daly to play at the Australian PGA Championship.” “The PGA does not need this kind of behaviour tarnishing the achievements of other players and the reputation of our tournaments. John is not welcome at Coolum. John pulled what you might call a “Tin Cup” when he quit after hitting a series of shots into the water at the 11th hole at The Lakes. What a fall from grace! Can he come back like “Roy” did?? Only if the PGA lets...

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