Honda Classic 2022 + Golf Bags

Date Posted:1 March 2022 

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What s in the bag

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Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (9°)

Mitsubishi Kai’li White 60 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15°)

Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (19°)

Mitsubishi Diamana DF 80 TX

Irons: Srixon ZX 7 (4-9)

True Temper DG Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore (46°, 52°, 56°, 60°)

True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

ProTip

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The eyes have it!

Someone once asked me if I knew which one of my eyes was dominant. I had no idea until I tried this simple drill. If you are missing your putts you may be aiming wrong. Ball position is very important if you want to aim correctly but before you can aim you need to know which eye is dominant. Try it out next time you are practicing.

If you want to improve your game, give us a call on 95173471 and make an appointment for a lesson with David.

Product-Review

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Bags full!

Depending on what kind of golfer you are will determine how to choose your next golf bag. A lot will depend on how much equipment you need to have with you. Watch this video on how to organize your bag. If you like riding in a cart you will need a bag that is light and easy to handle with features such as a lined cooler, valuables pocket, 14-way divider and easy access to all pockets. If you drag or push a pull cart you may want a stand bag with top and bottom pockets, an easy lift handle, adjustable shoulder straps and either 14-way or 4-way full-length dividers. if you carry your bag you should consider a superlight version with 4-way full-length dividers, easy access pockets and a weight distributing shoulder strap. Whatever you are looking for, Golf Traders have got the bag for you. Come in and talk to one of our friendly staff who can assist with your decision. See what we have in store here.

 

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Results

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The PGA tour played the Honda Classic at PGA National on the Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Starting the final day five shots off the lead, Sepp Straka (-10) came home with 3 birdies in his final five holes. The 28 year old Austrian had some help from the leader and in the end after a closing 66 he found himself holding his first ever tour title and a ticket to the Masters. See some final round highlights here. Alone in second place was Ireland's Shane Lowry (-9) followed by America's Kurt Kitayama (-8). Leading by 5 at the start of the day, Daniel Berger (-7) from the USA dropped four shots in his first six holes and never recovered, closing with a 74 to be solo fourth. Sharing fifth place were Alexander Noren (-4) from Sweden and Gary Woodland from the USA. The only Aussie to make the weekend cut was Brett Drewitt (+5).

 

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The Champions tour played the Cologuard Classic at Omni Tucson National in Tucson, Arizona. Starting his week with a 66 that included a hole in one, Miguel Angel Jiménez (-18) took the lead and was still two in front as he teed off on Sunday. The 58 year old Cigar chomping Spaniard opened the final round with a birdie, eagle and then scored his second ace of the week for a closing 66 and a 12th Champions tour title. See his pair of Aces here. Last week's winner, Bernhard Langer (-14) from Germany shared second place along with Woody Austin from the USA. Alone in fourth place was Jerry Kelly (-11) followed by fellow American Scott Parel (-10). Australia's Rod Pampling (-9) finished in a tie for sixth place. Other Aussies in the field were Stuart Appleby (-3), Stephen Leaney (E), Robert Allenby (+3) and John Senden (+5).

 

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The European Challenge tour played the Jonsson Workwear Open on a windy Durban Country Club in Durban, South Africa. Continuing his fine form from last week, JC Ritchie (-26) started his opening round off with a hole in one on the second hole. He was 25 under going into the final round and after a closing 71 and leading wire to wire, the 28 year old South African had claimed his tenth tour title. Alone in second place a distant six shots back was Belgium’s Christopher Mivis (-20). Iceland’s Haraldur Magnus (-19) was solo third followed by England's Ross McGowan (-16) who shared fourth place along with South African duo Jaco Prinsloo and Keenan Davidse. Blake Windred (-6) was the only Australian in the field.

 

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The Australasian Legends tour held Barwon Cleaning Supplies Portarlington Legends Pro-Am at the Portarlington Golf Club in Victoria. With perfect weather and an immaculate course, Michael Harwood (-8) fired nine birdies in his sizzling round of 64 to claim the title. Tied for second place were Peter Fowler (-7) and Grant Kenny. Alone in fourth place was 70 year old Michael Ferguson (-6) followed by Christopher Taylor (-5) who shared fifth place along with Steven Aisbett. Our travelling pro David Fearns (+7) was shaking off some rust getting ready for the next big week of golf.

 

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The Asian tour played the Royal's Cup at the Grand Prix Golf Club in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. After opening his week with a 64 and the tournament lead, Shih-chang Chan (-23) followed it up on Friday with a 66 that included 5 birdies, an eagle and a hole in one. The 35 year old from Taiwan then shot 67 & 68 on the weekend to capture a wire to wire fourth tour title. Tied for second place were Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana (-20) and American Sihwan Kim. Sharing fourth place were Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong (-17) and Bio Kim from Korea. Australians making the weekend cut were Andrew Dodt (-11) and Travis Smyth (-10).

 

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PGA Tour up coming event

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Next week the PGA tour will head up the road to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Due to injury, Bryson DeChambeau won't be returning to Orlando to defend his title. Watch out for Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Hideki Matsuyama, Will Zalatoris, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Max Homa, Paul Casey and Sungjae Im. Australians in the exclusive field will be Cam Davis, Jason Day, Lucas Herbert, Matt Jones, Min Woo Lee, Marc Leishman and Adam Scott.

 

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Players not at Arnie's day will play in the Puerto Rico Open. Branden Grace will return to Rio Grande to defend his title. Keep an eye out for Andres Romero, Satoshi Kodaira, Carlos Franco, Luke Donald, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Seung-Yul Noh and Camilo Villegas. Aussies in the field will be Aaron Baddeley, Brett Drewitt, Greg Chalmers, Mark Hensby and Cameron Percy.

 

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Golf Traders is now Sydney’s Mizuno Fitting Specialist!
This amazing Mizuno fitting system has been the industry’s top fitting system since 2009 as the shaft itself measures all our data and gets you ready to be fitted for the perfect club.
Based in Stanmore, Sydney, Golf Traders can help you find your unique iron specification. In just 10 minutes Mizuno’s Swing DNA system can shortlist the best matched 3 irons shafts – from over 40 options.

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With another 20 minutes you can test the outcomes and identify the set make up best suited to your unique Mizuno Swing DNA. Just 5-7 days later your unique iron set can be ready for dispatch from our assembly line.

Fitting can be done throughout the day or weekend at the store in Stanmore with golf professional David Fearns on hand to help you throughout the fitting.

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