The control and smooth feel of the TPT shafts are very evident from every-day stock shafts that come standard on even the best driver models. While most players would not hit the 15-LKP-LTLW model that Day uses in his driver, TPT does offer an array of other designs such as the 17 LKP MT SW that comes in at a light, 55 grams and is perfect for more moderate swing speeds.
“With a properly fit TPT Golf shaft, golfers are going to contact the sweet spot more often due to its more axially consistent design,” added Sebayang. “They will also likely swing our shafts a little faster because of their optimized bend profiles. It’s this combination of more consistent impacts and our optimized bending profiles that results in significant distance gains and a tighter dispersion.
“In fittings around the world, TPT Golf shafts have proven to provide golfers of all abilities with additional club head speed and ball speed. With our automated golf shaft manufacturing method, we have been able to overcome the inconsistencies of conventional graphite shafts that have been plaguing golfers for decades.”
And, explained Sebayang, TPT Golf shafts are not sold online. Being properly fit is crucial to optimizing the performance of a TPT Golf shaft. After a fitting, most golfers find that the best TPT Golf shaft for their game is a different model than they anticipated.
To learn more about TPT Golf shafts, visit tptgolf.com
One of the most innovative new products available to the golfing public helps solve a problem that has existed since the very beginnings of the game hundreds of years ago— and with a high-tech flair.
Predicting the rain and protection from the elements is as old as the game itself, but the Weatherman umbrella can take care of both issues in one package. Recently named as the Official Umbrella of the LPGA Tour, this state-of-the art umbrella is used by select LPGA players, rules officials and staff. Even World Golf Hall of Fame member Julie Inkster has been added to the roster of players who will be carrying this umbrella during LPGA events.
For starters, the Weatherman is a sturdy but light top-quality umbrella made of Industrial-strength fiberglass that prevents breaking and inverting--and its vented canopies can withstand winds up to 55 mph. Teflon-coated fabric keeps golfers dry and the UPF 50+ barrier provides protection from the sun.
One of the great features that most players will appreciate is the large mesh pocket on the inside of the canopy that offers a dry storage compartment for gloves and a scorecard, while a siliconecoated, non-slip rib is the perfect place to hang a towel. The fastdrying fabric is another nice touch, and the reflective strip around the edges stands out in the dark.
But the real technology in this umbrella is in the Weatherman mobile app that synchs with the Bluetooth tracker that is the size of a silver dollar and fits into a special compartment in the umbrella. The app also provides comprehensive weather forecasts for multiple, customizable locations and allows you to locate your umbrella if you ever leave it behind. Weatherman was conceived by nationally recognized meteorologist Rick Reichmuth after years in the field covering severe weather events, who wanted something that would warn him of incoming storms and provide shelter.
Weatherman’s unique features led Golf Digest to name it “Best Umbrella” for 2018 in its third annual Editor’s Choice Awards. The limited-edition LPGA co-branded Weatherman umbrellas are available in 62 inches in white and 68 inches in navy and exhibit the LPGA logo on the canopy. The collaboration supports the LPGA Foundation, with $5 from each sale benefiting the organization’s mission of empowering women and young people through the game of golf.
The foundation has benefitted more than 300,000 people since 1991 through various scholarship and financial assistance programs, along with its flagship junior golf program, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.
“We are thrilled to join the LPGA as the official umbrella,” said Reichmuth, who is the Weatherman founder and CEO. “Many of our customers and employees are huge golf fans, and we are incredibly proud to support their passion, as well as the elite women golfers from around the world who truly excel at their sport.”
The umbrella is available for purchase at www.weathermanumbrella.com/lpga, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the LPGA Foundation.