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Bridge­stone Tiger Woods Golf Ball

Tiger Woods come­back this sea­son may still be a work-in­progress, but the pre­mium golf ball that he col­lab­o­rated with Bridge­stone Golf in de­sign­ing is gain­ing trac­tion in many cir­cles.

The Bridge­stone Golf Tour B XS Tiger Woods Edi­tion golf ball, which has been used this year by the 14-time ma­jor cham­pion in his come­back to PGA Tour play, has the adept feel around the greens that is as good as any pre­mium Tour ball and of­fers im­pres­sive stop­ping abil­ity on those del­i­cate scor­ing shots. Its length is right up there with any of the top balls used by bet­ter play­ers, but even those with av­er­age swing speeds will find this an ex­cel­lent choice.

Dur­ing de­vel­op­ment, com­pany en­gi­neers used data from more than three million in-per­son and on­line ball fit­tings, com­bined with in­sights from lead­ing third-party in­dus­try sources, to iden­tify needs of spe­cific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to de­ter­mine which pro­pri­etary tech­nolo­gies would most ben­e­fit each golfer per­sona iden­ti­fied.

A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from the sale of this ball goes to ben­e­fit the Tiger Woods Foun­da­tion, and his stamp is all over this ball. They fea­ture a cus­tom “TIGER” logo that repli­cates how Woods marks his com­pe­ti­tion golf balls and dis­tinct pack­ag­ing to high­light the char­i­ta­ble ben­e­fits and limited, spe­cial-edi­tion prod­uct. From a per­for­mance per­spec­tive, the Tiger Woods Edi­tion ball is iden­ti­cal to the stan­dard TOUR B XS model, which Woods cur­rently uses on the PGA Tour.

“We worked closely with the Bridge­stone team to come up with a con­cept that ben­e­fits both golfers and my TGR Foun­da­tion, which is very im­por­tant to me,” noted Woods. “The TOUR B XS eas­ily out­per­forms any ball I’ve ever played. It is in­cred­i­bly long, but of­fers ex­cel­lent feel and spin around the green, which makes me con­fi­dent in any sit­u­a­tion.”

With a dec­o­rated ca­reer that in­cludes 14 ma­jor wins and a record run of 683 weeks as the world’s top-ranked golfer, Woods tran­si­tioned to the TOUR B XS be­fore the 2017 Hero World Chal­lenge in De­cem­ber and has since recorded his best pro­fes­sional fin­ishes since 2013.

Some of the fea­tures of this tour-level ball in­clude a gra­da­tional core that op­ti­mizes en­ergy trans­fer to cre­ate low side-spin and high ball ve­loc­ity for in­cred­i­ble dis­tance and ac­cu­racy gains; a seam­less cover de­sign that uti­lizes in­jec­tion mold­ing tech­nol­ogy to sta­bi­lize ball flight on all shots; an aero­dy­nam­i­cally su­pe­rior dim­ple pro­file that pro­vide dif­fer­ent player types with vastly en­hanced length and con­trol and the SlipRes cover tech­nol­ogy that in­creases fric­tion by cre­at­ing more sta­bil­ity be­tween the ball and club for en­hanced con­trol with irons and wedges.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at: bridge­stone­golf.com.

TPT Ex­pands Shaft Of­fer­ings

TPT Golf™ is a rel­a­tive new­comer to the high-end golf club driver shaft space, but al­ready this year has made some se­ri­ous in­roads into the win­ner’s cir­cle on the PGA Tour and with its part­ner­ship with per­haps the fastest-grow­ing pre­mium cus­tom fit­ting re­tailer in Amer­ica.

In less than two years, TPT shafts have ac­counted for six pro­fes­sional vic­to­ries—in­clud­ing three this year with former World No. 1 Ja­son Day get­ting two wins and Vi­jay Singh get­ting a win on the Cham­pi­ons Tour at the Toshiba Clas­sic in New­port Beach this past spring.

Of the 11 TPT shaft of­fer­ings, the 15-LKP-LT-LW is the lat­est to join the com­pany’s lineup ear­lier this year as a shaft de­signed to meet the needs of high-speed golfers. Within the 15 Se­ries, the 15-LKP-LT-LW of­fers the light­est weight (63 grams). It is also the low­est-torque shaft in the en­tire TPT Golf lineup.

Like TPT Golf’s 10 other shaft de­signs, the 15-LKP-LT-LW has a per­fectly con­cen­tric, seam­less de­sign. This is the di­rect re­sult of TPT Golf’s fully au­to­mated man­u­fac­tur­ing process called “ThinPly Wind­ing,” which gives TPT Golf the abil­ity to in­de­pen­dently tweak each shaft de­sign pa­ram­e­ter. This rev­o­lu­tion­ary, robot­driven process en­sures un­ri­valed con­sis­tency and un­locks su­pe­rior per­for­mance for golfers of all abil­i­ties. Un­like other shaft man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses, the patent-pend­ing Thin-Ply Wind­ing Method en­ables TPT Golf to cre­ate shafts that are ex­actly the same time af­ter time.

On the re­tail end, TPT has greatly ex­panded its avail­abil­ity through an agree­ment with club fit­ter Club Cham­pion that is near­ing 40 lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide--and is fast-be­com­ing the largest cus­tom fit­ter of pre­mium golf clubs in the coun­try.

“With a TPT Golf shaft, golfers are go­ing to cre­ate more dis­tance. They’re go­ing to im­prove their ac­cu­racy. They’re go­ing to gain more con­sis­tency. But first, they must be prop­erly fit for our shafts,” said TPT Golf Di­rec­tor Se­bas­tian Se­bayang. “Through this agree­ment with Club Cham­pion, we’re bring­ing the next level of per­for­mance to the vast ma­jor­ity of U.S. golfers while main­tain­ing the high fit­ting stan­dards that guar­an­tee max­i­mum ben­e­fit.”

TPT Golf shafts are avail­able ex­clu­sively through the com­pany’s world­wide net­work of Au­tho­rized Fit­ters, each of which has been vet­ted by TPT Golf’s team. In re­cent months, TPT Golf has worked closely with Club Cham­pion to en­sure all its mas­ter fit­ters and builders are trained to op­ti­mize per­for­mance with TPT Golf’s 11 dis­tinct shaft mod­els.

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