FTR CADDYTREK NEWSLETTER, VOL 1 ISSUE 1

News, Newsletter

Author: Keri Schmit

Set Your 2019 Golf Goals…


While you’re making your goals for this year, here are a few items to make sure to include on your list:
TOP 5 GOALS BY PGA
1.Golf Lessons – Even if it’s just two or three, some lessons with the right person should improve your golf this year. It’s crucial to have another set of eyes to help you with your feel for the game.
2.Practice putting more – As the saying goes, “you drive for show and putt for dough.” Make it a priority this year to include putting practice more in your routine. You use your putter more than any other club in the bag and it’s the easiest club to practice with on and off the course.
3.Introduce someone new to the game – Playing golf is way more fun when you have someone to enjoy it with. Increase the number of people in your phone book that you can call up and set a tee time with.
4.Break your next milestone score – This doesn’t have to necessarily mean breaking the next major number on the list. If you just broke 90 for the first time, then set your goal for 85 or 86. Then make it your goal to consistently shoot in that range.
5.Have more fun – This should be on everyone’s golf goal list for every year, every month and every round. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing for your club championship or a leisurely round with some friends; have fun out on the course.

CADDYTREK HEADS TO THE GREAT LAKES AREA

Team CaddyTrek will be heading to the East Coast early February to exhibit at four (4) upcoming tradeshows with the last one in March.
If you’re in one of the areas, stop by and check us out.

Feb. 8 – 10
West Michigan Golf Show
DeVos Place
Grand Rapids, MI
Booth# 1646

Feb. 15 – 17
Cleveland Golf Show
Cleveland IX Center
Cleveland, OH
Booth# 360/362

Feb. 22 – 24
Pittsburg Golf Show
Monroeville Convention Ctr.
Pittsburgh, PA
Booth# 914/916

March 8 – 10
The Michigan Golf Show
Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, MI
Booth# 801/803

Ricky Fowler Drops Titleist for TaylorMade

With Fowler’s ball contract with Titleist coming up, Fowler reached out to TaylorMade toward the end of last year to express an interest in exploring TP5 and TP5x.
Following months of testing, Fowler made the decision to leave Titleist for TaylorMade, agreeing to terms on a multi-year ball deal that will see the four-time PGA Tour winner play the brand’s TP5x model beginning this week at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. In addition to the ball, Fowler will also wear TaylorMade’s Tour Preferred glove.
“It’s been fun to see what the ball can do,” Fowler said. “Extra yardage on irons, more spin around the green. One less club for me into many holes is a pretty big advantage, too. What more do you want?”
For someone who’s played Titleist his entire amateur and professional career, the move wasn’t one the 30-year-old Fowler took lightly. He put numerous balls under the microscope during the process before ultimately deciding on TP5x, testing each option on the range and the course.

HISTORY OF THE LAAC


Five years since its inception, the LAAC hopes to build on its modest success and continue to inspire the next generation of golfers.
The Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC) is a tournament that brings together the best players from more than two dozen countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Since its first playing in 2015, the event has aimed to fulfill a noble goal: Grow the game in a region where interest in golf often ranks second (or third or fourth) among sports through the development of a signature amateur event that can inspire a new generation of golfers.
Fueling the tournament—financially and otherwise—are a trio of the game’s most powerful stakeholders, the R&A and USGA, golf’s governing bodies, and the Masters, which dangles the tastiest of carrots as motivation—a invitation to the LAAC champion to compete at Augusta National.
equipment news
The New Ping G410 driver adds adjustable center of gravity with “no sacrifice” of forgiveness
The Ping G410 metalwoods, led by the transformational G410 driver, embody a bold direction in technology for the company. Ping’s engineers describe its latest driver’s capabilities—arguably its most complex ever—in the simplest of terms: “no sacrifice.”
The G410 driver is a sea change toward giving players more customization in the area of adjustability, while not compromising on its core principle of improving off-center hit performance.
From the very beginning of the company, Ping’s products from putters to now drivers have extolled the science of moment of inertia (MOI). That idea is to make the clubhead more stable so that off-center hits cause less twisting and thus less energy is lost on a mis-hit shot.
That’s why Ping drivers, have pushed measured inertia numbers higher than every mainstream driver on the market for most of the last decade.

PGA TOUR TOP 10 POWER RANKERS


10. Rory McIlroy – Playing Torrey Pines this week, then off until Genesis Open in mid-February.
9. Marc Leishman – Enters Torrey Pines with three top-5 finishes in four starts this season, including CIMB Classic win.
8. Matt Kuchar – Resting up after second win in three starts at Sony Open.
7. Jon Rahm – Desert Classic title defense came up just short with a solo sixth finish.
6. Bryson DeChambeau – Will be the top-ranked player in the field at this week’s Dubai Desert Classic.
5. Dustin Johnson – Finished T-16 in Abu Dhabi and will skip Torrey Pines for the second year in a row.
4. Justin Thomas – Off again this week and set to return at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
3. Xander Schauffele – Returns at Torrey Pines three weeks removed from Tournament of Champions victory.
2. Justin Rose – Easing into 2019 with a T-34 at the Desert Classic.
1. Brooks Koepka – Top American finisher at T-9 over the weekend in Abu Dhabi. Gwk