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Jim Huber Remembered

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Jim Huber, a Emmy Award-winning reporter and essayist for Turner Sports, has died, the network reported.

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John Kim, Coordinating Producer
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Click here to go to PGA.com and see the original article… http://www.pga.com/news/pga/pgacoms-jim-huber-remembered

PGA.com and the golf world lost a huge advocate and friend today as Jim Huber, – host, speaker, moderator and writer of the popular “A Sense of Huber” on PGA.com – passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at the age of 67 after being diagnosed with acute leukemia.

Jim’s award winning talent to write, host and moderate was well known – but his passion for golf; playing, watching and promoting golf was something that the PGA of America and PGA.com will always hold near and dear. And even more, his friendship to those lucky enough to know him was his greatest contribution of all. He will be sorely missed as a friend, a colleague and a mentor.

Turner Sports President David Levy has released the following statement:

“The Turner Broadcasting family suffered a great loss and we are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend, Jim Huber. A terrific Emmy Award winning journalist and essayist, Jim made so many contributions during his more than 27 years with our company. He was a gentleman and wonderful individual and will be deeply missed. We send our condolences to his wife, Carol, and son, Matt.”

Other tributes and thoughts that have been coming in include:

Allen Wronowski, President of The PGA of America:

“Anyone who knew Jim Huber beyond his wonderful words in front of a camera or in print understood that he had a special gift. Jim made us all pause and feel a bit better about ourselves. He applied his passion for the game of golf to support The PGA of America at our National Awards program, creating an Oscar night for us all. At the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Jim added a Midas touch to the season-ending reward for golf’s major champions. We will long remember and cherish his fireside chats, and the twinkle in his eye as he met with the game’s finest players. Golf lost a wonderful friend, and The PGA of America extends its deepest sympathy and prayers to his wife, Carol, and son, Matt.”

The 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain, Davis Love III:

“A highlight of a good round of golf at a major tournament was a chance to sit and chat with my friend Jim Huber. On and off camera he was a friend to Robin and me since we joined the PGA Tour. Our prayers go out to all the Huber family.”

Golf icon and the subject of Jim’s 2010 book “Four Days in July” Tom Watson:

“We will sorely miss Jim and his Huberization of the events, people, and places in our wonderful world of golf. His grand storytelling and the way he treated his fellow human beings are what I will remember most about this fine gentleman.”

More details and tributes to follow, as we share this heartbreaking news with the PGA.com community.

Click here to go to PGA.com and see the original article… http://www.pga.com/news/pga/pgacoms-jim-huber-remembered

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Matt Parziale WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/11/2018).

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD TP-7X

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: UST Proforce V2

Driving Iron: Titleist 718 T-MB (2-iron)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (3-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-12F), Titleist Vokey 2018 Tour Proto (58-06K)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Rife Abaco Island Series
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Parziale’s clubs.

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A list of Titleist players who are already using the TS2 and TS3 drivers

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Titleist began its “validation process” for its new TS2 and TS3 drivers at the 2018 U.S. Open. What does that mean exactly? Well, surely getting the approval of Tour players on the new designs is crucial. And judging by the amount of players who already switched into the new drivers at the U.S. Open, that validation process is going well.

Titleist reports that 17 players out of the 35 players in the field using Titleist drivers are using the new TS2 or TS3 drivers, including major champions Jimmy Walker and Justin Thomas.

Below is the full list of Titleist professionals who are using either the TS2 or TS3 driver at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new Titleist drivers here.

Titleist TS2 driver

  • Ben An (9.5 degrees)
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Titleist TS3 driver

  • Eric Axley (9.5 degrees)
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello (9.5 degrees)
  • Charley Hoffman (9.5 degrees)
  • Adam Scott (10.5 degrees)
  • Webb Simpson (10.5 degrees)
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  • Jimmy Walker (8.5 degrees)
  • Richy Werenski (10.5 degrees)
  • Will Zalatoris (9.5 degrees)

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new Titleist drivers here.

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Here’s why Zach Johnson and Andrew “Beef” Johnston are using Titleist #70 golf balls at the U.S. Open

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Titleist is celebrating 70 years as the No. 1 golf ball played at the U.S. Open this week. The streak started at the 1949 U.S. Open at Medinah C.C., which Cary Middlecoff won. According to Titleist, 32 players in the 1949 U.S. Open field used a Titleist ball, compared to 28 using the ball of nearest competitor. In the 2017 U.S. Open, 102 players used a Pro V1 or Pro V1x.

To commemorate that streak, Titleist created a golf balls printed with the number 70 on them to give to Titleist players. And actually, Zach Johnson and Andrew “Beef” Johnston have decided to use them in competition this week.

Below is a look at how they mark their golf balls.

Andrew “Beef” Johnston (left) and Zach Johnson

Four Reigning major champions, and The Players Champion

We also ran into the four current major champions — Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed — as well as The Players Champion Webb Simpson. They each gave us a look at how they mark their Titleist golf balls.

From top left to bottom right: Kopeka, Spieth, JT and Reed.

And here’s a look at Webb Simpson’s marking…

What’s your favorite marking, and how do you mark your golf ball?

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