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Many of you are probably just like me right now. Stuck at your desk, trying to stream Masters coverage without the IT department noticing the heavy bandwidth increase while attempting to shield your screen from your supervisor. The Golf Drill Guru, Eddie the Intern (more from him in the coming days) and I have been attempting to watch as much as we can this morning and came up with 5 completely random musings..

  • Without fail, there’s always an old guy or two that makes an early run in a major. In recent years we’ve had guys like Norman and Watson actually stick around until Sunday. If you had to pick a 50+ player to actually win another major, who would it be? Our office seems to be split between Couples and Jimenez. Couples has the best shot at the Masters but I think Jimenez has a shot at the Masters and the Open Championship. Sorry Sandy Lyle, your name didn’t come up…
  • I hate the phrase “growing the game” and I don’t always agree with the uppity individuals running the show in Augusta but kudos to them for doing their best to get more kids excited about golf. It was really cool to see the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals held at Augusta on Sunday. The game is losing a lot of momentum with the younger crowd but seeing some outside of the box thinking like this is promising. Personally I’d like to see more “kids play for free” promotions out there. As mush as the older crowd doesn’t always like having throngs of kids hanging out around the course, it’s a key to long term survival (and lower green fees).
  • If you could pick one Major to see in person, what would it be? How would they rank for you? I think most would probably say the Masters, Open Championship, U.S. Open and then the PGA Championship. I wonder if there’s anyone out there that aspires to make the PGA Championship their first stop?
  • Let’s be honest.. how may of you really miss Tiger this week? Remember when it used to be “the only way that someone else wins is if Tiger isn’t playing”? Good times…
  • Hypothetical, if John Daly was playing this week, would we have to be on the 100 watch? If he can pull off a 90 at the Valspar Championship, I think 100 at Augusta is obtainable. It’s no Mike Reasor though… those rounds of 123 and 114 are untouchable (although he was only using one arm…).
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Good evening everyone! The Golf Insider returns with a new video discussing the TaylorMade RocketBladez irons and his experience testing them out with a trackman.  We also learn why TaylorMade trademarked “rocketfuel”. Be sure to subscribe to the Golf Insider on Youtube and to make it even easier, he’s giving away a 2013 TaylorMade Manta S Putter in a Thanksgiving giveaway. Sign-up today! Enjoy the video below.

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Good evening everyone and a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian friends. The Golf Insider returns this week with a look at some of the shafts being played on Tour (including the shaft Bubba Watson plays) and what we’ll see at a retail level in 2013. Clinton had the chance to attend a Web.com stop in Midland, Texas and checks in from there…

As always, check you The Golf Insider on YouTube and stay up to date on the latest and greatest in golf equipment.

 

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Good evening everyone! The Golf Insider returns this week with news from Cleveland Golf. Check out the video below for information on the new Classic 3 wood, 2 new Cleveland drivers, the RTX wedge, the 588 cast irons and a new version of the 588 wedge. Remember to subscribe to The Golf Insider on YouTube and visit SirShanksAlot.com for the latest on all of the 2013 equipment!

Sticking with Cleveland Golf… the company announced that Greg Hopkins has resigned as CEO effective immediately. Says Hopkins:

“I’ve been with Cleveland for sixteen years and have seen tremendous growth for the company during that time,” said Hopkins. “Now I’m at a point in my life where I want to do some things and explore some ideas that I’ve always wanted to pursue.”

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Good evening everyone! Our Golf Insider is back with a look at what to expect in 2013 from TaylorMade. Lots on the way.. a glued version of the RBZ driver ($199), the Ghost Spider S putter (released Nov 1st) , look for the new RBZ 2 irons in December, RBZ Tour irons (currently being played by Camillo) and some new drivers and fairway woods at three different price points. Be sure to subscribe to the Golf Insider on YouTube and check back here for regular updates!

Cobra Amp Cell Driver Spotted

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by.  We just wanted to share with you a recent video that popped up giving us a good look at the new AMP Cell Driver – from duckdb06.  This video says it all – the new driver is adjustable from 8.5 degrees to 11.5 degrees without closing the face. Silver head, Fujikura fuel shaft. Enjoy!