Davis has modeled his swing after mine... yeah, right.
Wow. For so many years I’ve equated Titleist and Davis Love III. But the news today is that DLIII has moved to Bridgestone. That switch will take some getting used to.
“Freddie (Fred Couples) and I go way back, we’ve played a lot of golf together and I consider him one of my best friends on TOUR. He’s been telling me for years about how great Bridgestone is, so I finally decided to look into them for myself and I liked what I found. I learned that they have industry-leading products and really creative marketing, two things that really peaked my interest. With the B330-S, I’m getting more distance out of my driver and long irons and I feel very ready to compete in 2011.”
So Davis and Freddy have talked about it. But I’m betting that Davis has been reading my reviews of the B330-RX series golf balls and that influenced him the most… 🙂
This week DLIII makes his 2011 debut at the Sony Open. He’ll be putting the B330-S in play for the first time. He’ll also be using a new Bridgestone tour bag, hat, glove as well as some Bridgestone prototype irons (3-PW). The release doesn’t mention driver, woods/hybrids, putter or wedges other than PW. I imagine those will switch over eventually when DLIII has had time to fine tune them.
The Bridgestone Invitational is over for Tiger Woods, and the leaders still don’t tee off for another couple of hours. Today Tiger scored a 77 to cap off the worst four days of scoring in his professional career, 18 over par.
Tiger said he wasn’t surprised by his performance this week. When asked why he wasn’t surprised about his performance by the press, his answer was, “it’s been a long year.”
In a few hours we’ll get to see if Phil Mickelson can climb up the leaderboard from 10th position to a top four, which would put in in the #1 world ranking.
It will be an interesting rest of the day and I’ll be sitting here watching it all because my back is out and I can’t play right now.
Last week I played a very frustrating, windy and cold round up the canyon. I pretty much lost my will to live when my score ballooned in the cold wind. I’m a 25 handicap if the temps are below 70 and a two handicap if they’re above 80. I was on my way to the car when I saw the Bridgestone tent down on the range. This was my first real opportunity to try a ball fitting and I felt like I needed to give it a try even though I was tired and my back was tight.
About Bridgestone ball fitting
When you get a ball fitting, the techs have you hit balls on their launch monitor. Bridgestone’s system shows you your club head speed, ball speed, launch angle, side spin RPM’s, spin in RPM’s and carry distance. Based on your swing speed they can recommend the best ball for you.
So it is January 6, 2010. I can’t quite remember the last time I hit a golf ball. Wait, it is coming back to me. It was last year, December 21st. For me to go 16 days without playing golf is like Obama going 29 seconds without saying the word “change.” It is like JD going 12 minutes without a beer, TW going two hours without… oh boy. Nevermind.
For my last few rounds before Antarctica struck (and don’t get me started on the global warming farce because I’m freezing my golf balls off right now) I played with the new Bridgesone e6 Straight golf ball. Straight is a good thing on my home course, because left is hazard and right is hazard. Well, short is hazard and long is hazard too but I can hit a straight ball right into a water hazard short.
Should I start over? I feel like I’m twisting my own brain into a pretzel. How one twists three braincells (the max my cranium can hold) into a pretzel is another story… Think my medication prescription ran out? Nope, it is just winter here. And winter sucks because I can’t golf.
OK I have to ask before I do my e6 “Straight” overview. Is there an e6 “gay” or as I prefer to say in a more politically correct manner, “e6 heterosexually challenged?”
Thank you very much. I’ll be here all weekend.
OK I promise I’ll be good… (more…)
Lee Trevino will be playing the Bridgestone B330-RX golf ball for the next year in all professional and exibition events:
This spring, I was playing a round with some friends and stumbled across the B330-RX on the course. It was like love at first strike. I couldn’t believe how far I hit the ball and neither could my playing partners. Not only did this baby go off the tee, but also the performance on and around the greens was pure tour. It was then that I realized that I had found the Holy Grail of golf balls.
The Merry Mex will be starring in an ad with Fred Couples soon as well.