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Last weekend we saw a tremendous back nine battle at Augusta National between Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera. There was so much to note, that little was made of the fact that Adam had a brand new driver in his bag – the Titleist 913 D3 (9.5 degree) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8 shaft.
Adam has used this shaft for a few years now and only upgraded the clubhead to the latest Titleist model. His shaft is the only one of its kind – built especially for him. The shaft is built in the same manner and includes the same technology as all other Tour AD DI 8 X flex shafts, but he requested the color pattern and they agreed to build it, but just for him. Legend has it that even Tiger Woods, who uses the Tour AD DI 6 ( a lighter version), asked for the same color pattern and was turned down!
Adam’s driver shaft weighs in at a trimmed weight of just over 80 grams and measures out to a playing length of 44 3/4″. Here is Ian Fraser from Modern Golf sharing a few interesting notes on the club:
I also wanted to mention that I am honored to announce that I have been named a TrackMan University Partner.
TrackMan University Partners are highly respected members of the golf community and they share our enthusiasm for the TrackMan technology and data parameters. TrackMan University Partners will be invited as guest speakers at Users Conferences, Certification Workshops and / or other TrackMan events.
I am very excited and look forward to sharing my knowledge with you for many years to come.
I also wanted to let you know that my last day of teaching at Berkeley Hall before departing to Atlantic GC for the summer will be Saturday May 11th. I will start teaching at Atlantic on Saturday May 18th.
As always thanks for reading!
There is so much happening at AndrewRiceGolf.com at the moment that I thought this would be an opportune time to let everybody know what’s been happening and what’s coming up….
I have just formed a relationship with Peter Millar for 2013. I am very excited as I approached the company about wearing their line – it has always been a favorite of mine. Look for Peter Millar clothing in all AndrewRiceGolf.com photos and video shoots.
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This in-depth day long program will explain all the factors that influence ball flight and clearly illustrate what is required for you to perform at your best. All elements of ball flight and club delivery will be addressed – from drivers to wedges. Clubfitting will also be included. Due to the intensity of this program there will be a maximum of 3 students in each school. (Minimum 2) Cost is $650 per person and lunch is included.
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Can playing with a watch on help or hurt your game? Now, other than having quick access to the time to see how late you are getting home the results of this test are a no brainer – leave your watch in the bag!
Our fitness trainer at Berkeley Hall, Derek Lemire, was down hitting a few drivers and I thought he’d make for a good subject. Derek is dangerous off a 6 handicap and has improved dramatically the last few years.
For the test I asked Derek to hit shots without a watch, with a single three ounce watch and just for kicks with two three ounce watches. He hit three shots in each condition, I would delete data for the worst shot of the three and then we repeated. The Trackman results were very interesting:
- Club Speed 94.6mph
- Ball Speed 143.3mph
- Carry distance 227.6yds
- Total distance 259.8yds
One Watch (3 oz.)
- Club Speed 93.5mph
- Ball Speed 142.8mph
- Carry distance 222.5yds
- Total distance 249.7yds
Two Watches (6 oz.)
- Club Speed 92.6mph
- Ball Speed 141.2mph
- Carry distance 218.2yds
- Total distance 244.5yds
As you can tell there was a noticeable difference between each example and while I understand no golfer would wear two watches a Rolex or watch with a heavy steel band can easily weigh up to 6 ounces. A 3oz watch or bracelet on your wrist can rob you of as much as ten yards per tee shot.
Moral of the story: unless you are hitting the ball too far at the moment leave your watch in the bag – it can only slow you down.
Rules question: If a golfer felt like they had too much club on a par three would they be able to put their watch on, hit the shot and then remove it again? I’d love to hear from the rules gurus out there on this one….
This is the first in a series of articles addressing the physical side of the game from Berkeley Hall Director of Fitness, Derek Lemire. Derek trains PGA Tour Phoenix Open winner Kyle Stanley and is also TPI certified.
Today Derek addresses how to warm-up in preparation for a round of golf:
This article deals with one of the most common questions I receive, “What are some good stretches before I play golf?”
Good stretches to warm-up before the round incorporate the entire body into the routine. Take your body through gross movement patterns and prepare for the stressors that it will have to endure during the round.
Be sure to EXCLUDE the following from your warm-up:
- Bounce in Forward Flexion
This motion puts you in bad flexion posture, reduces the activity of the flexor muscles and can actually stiffen your back.
- Club Behind Back and Rotate (Sequencing)
This old favorite can add sway to your swing and poor shoulder position in rotation can cause muscular strains.
- Swing Multiple Clubs
This method of warming up can lead to compensatory movements in arms, altered proprioception (balance), altered weight control, overswinging, a reverse C and increased potential for a reverse pivot.
These are the moves to INCLUDE in your pre-round warm-up:
- Hip, Trunk and Shoulder Stretch
When you do this get into a lunge position, maintain upright posture, suck in lower abdominals and bend trunk into side of forward leg. Switch and do the other side.
- Core Stability and Rotation
Assume an athletic stance, rotate upper body with no motion below. Keep the elbows at your rib cage while feeling tension between inside thigh and lower abdominals.
- Cross Over Hip Drill
For this exercise cross the right elbow to the left knee. Gradually increase speed as you go and do 30 seconds on one side before switching.
This is best illustrated with a video…
Keep in mind that these warm-up exercises are the basics. Time is always a factor and these three exercises shouldn’t take you more than five minutes. If you’re interested in peak performance it’s five minutes very well spent.
Follow Derek on Twitter @DerekLemireTPI
Here’s what Rory McIlroy has to say about training for golf.
On Wednesday February 29th I will be hosting a TrackMan Driver Fitting Day at Berkeley Hall. Each fitting will last fifteen minutes and the cost is only $20 for members and $25 for non-members. You will learn what your current club speed, ball speed, launch angle and spin rate are and most importantly – what you can gain from a driver that fits! I have a few remaining slots open in the morning.
Titleist has agreed to offer a 10% discount on all Titleist drivers purchased at Berkeley Hall.
Please call Andrew Rice at (843)247-4688 to schedule your appointment.