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Check out Rickie Fowler’s Puma API gear designed to honor Arnold Palmer

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Rickie Fowler heads to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, and he will sport a Puma Arnold Palmer P Cap, Limited Edition Ignite Proadapt footwear, and carry a custom Cobra x Vessel Stand Bag, all of which are to honor the late Arnold Palmer and all of which will be available for the public to purchase.

A limited number of Fowler’s custom Arnold Palmer items will be available both at CobraGolf.com and at select retailers. While a small number of custom caps, stand bags and shoes, personally autographed by Fowler will be available to purchase at PumaGolf.com

100 percent of the proceeds from the sales will go towards the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation.

ARNOLD PALMER IGNITE PROADAPT Shoes – $250

 

 

The Arnold Palmer Ignite shoes feature the signature Umbrella logo in a repeating pattern on the heel and interior of the shoe and also contain the King’s signature on the side of the shoe.

The shoe contains a custom pink sock liner, which is an ode to Palmer’s love of the color pink. One features the famous umbrella logo while the other features the iconic Arnie quote “I never felt like I didn’t have a chance to win.”

The shoe features a Green PUMA Formstripe, Cat logo and heel, while coloured lace tips complete the shoes look.

ARNOLD PALMER SNAPBACK CAP – $40

The hat which features the iconic umbrella-logo layered on the embroidery P is available in three different colorways – all white, white/green, and pink.

COBRA + VESSEL Tour Stand Bag

This stand bag comes in a white and green colorway, with the Umbrella Logo displayed throughout the bag. The bag features heavy-duty zippers, durable PU material and a single strap for easy carrying.

The stand bag comes in a lightweight package, weighing 60% lighter than a regular Tour Staff bag.

Those who donate as little as $10 this week to the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation will be entered into a sweepstake. The winner of the sweepstake will receive a Roundtrip airfare for two, hotel accommodation, and a round of golf at the prestigious Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The winner will also get a personal tour of Mr Palmer’s office, Rickie Fowler signed custom Arnold Palmer gear and additional PUMA gear. Full detail of the sweepstake can be found here.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. CJ

    Mar 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! First hat I’ve ever said is worth $40 lol

  2. Tartan Golf Travel

    Mar 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Those are awesome. It’s about time these companies made their guys carry stand bags. That’s what people who buy bags use. Not staff bags! I saw earlier this year at I believe Farmers they did a bag…. sold them online for $599 and were sold out by Sunday!

  3. Michael Bertulli

    Mar 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    WHY NOT SELL TO CANADA??? I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND…

  4. Barry

    Mar 4, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Those shoes are siiiiick! Wow – I want a pair????

  5. Bruce Ferguson

    Mar 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Nice looking gear but the snap-back cap is a little pricey at $40 bucks.

    • Scott B

      Mar 4, 2019 at 11:57 am

      Proceeds go to the Arnold and Winnie Palmer foundation… a pretty good time to splurge on a cool looking product!

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Tiger Woods opts for lead tape on his Newport 2 rather than a heavier putter: Here’s why it makes sense

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After days of speculation about which putter Tiger Woods might end up with an attempt to tame the greens at Royal Portrush, we now officially know he settled on his old faithful GSS Scotty Cameron but with a twist—some added lead tape.

The whole reason the speculation was in high gear early in the week was because of Tiger was spotted with a new custom Scotty that had the Studio Select weights in the sole to increase head weight to help with slow greens, something Tiger has talked about in the past—especially when it comes to the greens at The Open Championship.

We can even look back a few years ago when Tiger finally put a Nike putter in play, the original Method (those were nice putters) and talked about both the increased head weight and the grooves on the face to help get the ball rolling on slower greens.

The decision to stick with the old faithful with added lead tape goes beyond just a comfort level, even if the two putters look the same at address, it’s about feel and MOI around the axis.

Let me explain. Sure the putter heads weight the same, but depending on where the mass is located it will change the MOI. The putter with the Select weights vs. lead tape in the middle will have a higher MOI because there is more weight on the perimeter of the head—it’s like a blade vs. cavity back iron. Sure, two 7-irons can weigh the same but the performance will vary significantly.

For a player with such deft feel like Tiger Woods, any change like that can could cause doubt. Tweaking an already great putting stroke and on the eve of the last major of the year is not really something you want to do, which is why it isn’t surprising he stuck with his legendary Newport 2.

Lead tape in the middle allows Tiger to increase the head weight with very little change to the natural rate of rotation for hit putter and hopefully manage the slower Portrush greens better.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Your optimal wedge set-up?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ClevelandKyle who brings up the subject of wedge set-ups. In the thread, our members discuss what wedges they like to carry as well as answering ClevelandKyle’s question: “If you had to carry two wedges for the rest of your life, what would they be (degree, make, model) and why?”

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • SEP1006: “PW / GW – 0311P PXG GEN 2, same as irons. 54/12 and 58/06 – Ping Glide Stealth 2.0: best wedges I’ve ever played by far, very versatile.”
  • cardoustie: “Like the OP, I keep going back to old school Vokey sm2’s .. 50/54/60. TVD m grinds. No wedge spins it as well or feels as good. I am ordering a Glide 3.0 eye 2 58 though.”
  • manoagolfer: “Vokey 48, 54, 58 and 62. Just added the 62 for the short stuff around the greens and steep faced bunkers.”
  • BCULAW: “RTX4 Raw 46 mid, 50 mid, 56 full, 60 low. After playing Vokeys almost exclusively for the last ten years or so, these Clevelands have been a real eye-opener. Spin is greatly increased, and the grind on the 60 is stellar. Highly recommended.”

Entire Thread: “Your optimal wedge set-up?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “1 or 2-iron recommendations?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Afor1991 who is on the hunt for a 1 or 2-iron after having no luck with hybrids. With a swing speed in the low 100s, Afor1991 is confident he has the speed and consistency to make a 1 or 2-iron work for him, and our members have been giving him their best suggestions in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • boggyman: “1st generation TM UDI 16* hard to beat with right shaft for a 1-iron, IF you could find one. Used mine in a set of OL Cobras for a while. Need to re-shaft it now though.”
  • Pepperturbo: “I have been effectively using T-MB 17* 2 iron since it was introduced. Now and again put my old Mizuno Pro 16* 1 iron in the bag to remind me those clubs require a good swing. Good luck with your choice.”
  • joelsim: “It depends on how much you value consistency over distance. And of course what your handicap is. I don’t have an official handicap but am regularly scoring in the 70s at my home club, at most 85 if I have a really bad day. And I tried a UDI #2 a couple of weeks ago and sold it a day later. Will stick to my G400 #4 Iron at power spec 19*. Gives me 195y carry consistently with run out according to ground hardness. So far it beats G and G400 Crossovers, Cobra King Utility and TM UDI #2 hands down.”
  • wam78: “Currently playing Mizuno mp h5 2 iron and I absolutely love it! Feels good, easy to hit high and low and can be found for a good price.”

Entire Thread: “1 or 2-iron recommendations?”

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