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KRAIG KANN LIVE Q&A

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The Chief Communications Officer of the LPGA answers your questions! With the LPGA’s resurgence over the last year, what better time to have Kraig Kann for some LIVE Q&A with GolfWRX members. You’ll no doubt recognize Kraig from his 17 years on Golf Channel and now as CCO of the LPGA, he answered your questions at 2PM Eastern Time, on Tuesday, January 17th.

Recently, the LPGA 2012 schedule was announced and things are looking good. Highlights include:

  • The addition of five (5) tournaments with 100-plus player fields and official money, four (4) of which are in North America.
  • An increase in total purse from $40.4 million in 2011 to $47 million in 2012.
  • 100 percent of Golf Channel’s weekend telecasts of the LPGA’s North American tournaments will have live weekend coverage on Golf Channel and the percentage of overall live telecasts is projected to be at least 90 percent.
  • The return to a historically strong venue in Toledo, Ohio for the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic
  • The dates of the major championships have been strategically scheduled as the pillars of the season. The Kraft Nabisco Championship, won in 2011 by Stacy Lewis, will take place March 29 to Apr. 1, followed by the Wegmans LPGA Championship, which returns to Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y. from June 7 to 10 – two weeks earlier than 2011. The U.S. Women’s Open returns to Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisc. – site of Se Ri Pak’s historic 1998 victory – July 5-8, where Yani Tseng will look to become the youngest player in history to win the Career Grand Slam. The final major, the RICOH Women’s British Open, will for the first time be played at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, which has previously hosted 11 Men’s Open Championships including Tiger Woods’ 2006 victory. The tournament will be played in mid-September to avoid conflict with the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Thanks to Kraig for taking our questions. Welcome to GolfWRX!

More on Kraig Kann

  • Chief Communications Officer, LPGA
  • Broadcast Talent – 25 years experience
  • Media Consultant – Founder and Managing Director; HTK Media www.HTKnow.com

Career Highlights:

  • CCO, LPGA since August 2011 and charged with shaping and delivering all media messaging for the world’s largest women’s professional sports organization.
  • Founder/Managing Director of HTK Media.  Seminars, Media Training and Consulting.  Kraig leads athletes, sports organizations, executives and other professionals in the quest to become more media savvy.  Shaping the message, sharpening the delivery, selling the brand and sharing the success through real communications experience is Kraig’s aim.
  • One of Golf Channel’s originals, Kann was a major part of the on-air talent team from the network’s debut in 1995 until 2011. He served as primary studio host for Golf Central, hosted various talk shows including Grey Goose 19th Hole and Morning Drive, anchored LIVE FROM coverage at major championships and was also the network’s lead play-by-play host from 2000-2003.
  • Also worked in local television markets including Columbia, MO., Columbus, GA., Ft. Myers, FL., and Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids, MI., from 1987 – 1994.
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Rob is a golf junkie that has been involved with GolfWRX since its inception in 2005. From designing headcovers, to creating logos to authoring articles to social media management to sales and marketing, Rob has done it all. Born and bred in NJ. Favorite golfers: Phil, Freddie. Favorite club: Driver.

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Brooks Koepka’s Winning WITB: 2018 U.S. Open

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Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX

Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X-Flex

Irons: Mizuno JPX-900 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-12F, 56-10S, 60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only T10 Select Newport 2

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

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See more pics of Koepka’s clubs and shafts here.

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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)
  • Lanto Griffin (10.5 degrees)
  • Bill Haas (9.5 degrees)
  • Chesson Hadley (10.5 degrees)
  • Matt Jones (10.5 degrees)
  • Mike Miller (9.5 degrees)
  • Cam Smith (9.5 degrees)

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)
  • Justin Thomas (9.5 degrees)
  • 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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