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Colt Ford Charity Classic Photos at Chateau Elan Resort

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By Greg Moore

GolfWRX Staff

The Colt Ford Charity Classic took place on Sept. 24, 2012, the Monday after the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship in Atlanta. It was organized by Colt Ford, a former PGA Professional turned country music singer.

The event was hosted at Chateau Elan Resort’s private golf club (there are two other “resort” courses). Sixteen PGA Tour pros and several of country music singers participated with the goal of raising money for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

One of the tournament sponsors, Adams, had their local rep set up on a par 3 so players could try out Adams’ new V4 hybrid. Pat Dempsey, a Re-Max World Long Drive Champion in the Super Senior (55+) and Grand Champion (50+) Divison, also entertained participants by hitting an Adams V4 hybrid against competitors’ drivers. Only two players in the field were able to hit their drivers past Dempey’s hybrid.

This was the first year annual event, but Ford hopes to make it an every year affair — sort of like the Monday after the Masters that Hootie and the Blowfish do. Darius Rucker and Mark Bryan played golf and performed at the concert following golf Monday night.

Jake Owens (A big Cobra-Puma fan and a good player), John Michael Montgomery, Bo Bice, John Anderson, Justin Moore and Ford all played golf and also performed at the concert. Check out the photos below.

2012 Colt Ford Charity Golf Tournament — Photos Part 1

2012 Colt Ford Charity Golf Tournament — Photos Part 2

2012 Colt Ford Charity Golf Tournament — Photos Part 3

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Greg, a member of the PGA of America for 30 years, travels around the U.S. taking photos for GolfWRX.com on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour. He also covers collegiate and amateur golf, and is a contributing writer for GolfWRX.

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Spotted: Phil Mickelson testing Callaway’s mini driver

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There is some serious equipment testing going on at Pinehurst’s legendary No. 2 course before the 2024 U.S. Open starts! We spotted renowned club tinkerer Phil Mickelson on the range with a new setup. He was testing out the new Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver with a new Mitsubishi Diamana BB (Blue Board) shaft.

Phil has long been a mini driver/2-wood/strong 3-wood guy, as he was the inspiration for the Callaway “Phranken Wood” about 10 years ago. For many pros, adding a strong 3-wood or mini driver allows them to turn it over easier and add a more consistent draw to their bag off the tee without losing too much distance.

Mitsubishi’s Diamana BB is the newest mid-launch shaft in the Diamana line. The “BB” on the shaft of course references the iconic Blue Board shafts from 20 years ago and this model will have a similar smooth feel.

 

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GolfWRX is live this week from the third major of the season: the U.S. Open at historic Pinehurst No. 2.

Qualifier WITBs are the stars the the show so far — along with in-hand looks at what Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau are playing.

Check back throughout the week as we continue to add more galleries.  

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See what GolfWRXers are saying about the photos from the U.S. Open in the forums. 

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Why Wyndham Clark is playing a brand-new driver and an old putter this week

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article originally filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report by our Andrew Tursky. Read the full piece here. 

At the top end of the bag, Clark is set to change into Titleist’s new GT2 driver during the first week it’s being made available to PGA TOUR players. On Monday, Titleist officially unveiled its new lineup of GT drivers and fairway woods, and Clark plans to become one of the early adopters of the new technology as competition begins on Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Interestingly, Clark was relatively late to make a permanent switch into the company’s previous TSR3 driver. Although the TSR drivers first launched in 2022, Clark was back-and-forth with the 2020 TSi3 driver and the 2022 TSR3 driver until the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2024.

On Wednesday, GolfWRX.com caught up with Clark to get his take on the new GT2 driver, and why he’s switching so quickly.

“It’s faster (than my previous TSR3),” Clark said. “I felt like I got 2-3 mph more ball speed, which is amazing. And it has really consistent spin, which is obviously huge for what we do out here.”

…On the bottom end of the bag, Clark will likely play his first event since 2023 without an Odyssey Jailbird putter in the bag.

In case you forgot, Clark and Rickie Fowler were the trendsetters who brought the 2014 Odyssey Versa Jailbird back to the forefront of the golf market in 2023. Clark then switched into the upgraded Odyssey Ai Jailbird during the week of his win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

This week, however, Clark is going back in time, switching into a PXG prototype mallet that he used in 2022.

Read the full piece at PGATour.com

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