A driver clubhead with less loft andor a stiffer shaft provides a flatter ball flight resulting in more roll. Phil mickelson has been accused, even by his golf peers, of being a phony. Mickelson explanation of how he made room for the second driver was straightforward. Cally will be coming out with a new driver this year, i think it will be called something like razr extreme and will be adjustable. Phil mickelson changes to new driver, tweaks 2014 schedule. Pm grind 19 callaway customs wedges wedges2019mack. Phil mickelson reveals the logic behind his eyecatching new idea. March 12, 2010, austin, tx as all eyes turn towards the masters golf tournament with golfer phil mickelson the favorite to win, one golf retailer is offering a way for fans to win free golf clubs if lefty captures his third green jacket.
The alpha driver, a part of the big bertha line, wont be in shops until. Callaway staff professional phil mickelson uses new razr fit xtreme driver in wiretowire win lefty lauds new callaway driver as key to his 41 st pga tour victory carlsbad, calif. I guess all that core workout stuff really works too. For a noted tinkerer like phil mickelson, putting a new club in the bag isnt such a big deal. Towards the new mavrik family of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. Stay up to date with golf player news, rumors, updates, analysis and more at fox sports. His loft gapping should be a lesson not a criticism. Irons seem to be on a two year cycle for most companies but with drivers some, adams, taylormade and callaway, have been introducing new models every year. Mickelson credits razr fit xtreme after nearly shooting 59. Lefty flirted with the lead all week before nick taylors chipin birdie at the 15th hole sunday finally ended any hope at a. Phil has all the shots you need to play at a high level. This is why it is so important to get custom fit for your putter. Callaway golf staff professional phil mickelson has used it in his three 2005 wins, and annika sorenstam has dominated the lpga circuit with six wins, including two major championships.
Guide to buying golf wedges lofts, bounce and grinds. In his first tournament round with a new razr fit xtreme driver in the bag, lefty shot 29 on the back nine his first nine of the round, made four more birdies on the front side and barely lipped out a 25foot birdie putt for 59 on his last hole. In 2006, phil mickelson famously used two drivers one to hit a draw and. Apr 09, 20 phil mickelson described his phrankenwood, calling it a 3wood on steroids and explained why hes using the newlydesigned callaway club at the 20 masters.
We all want to have that 64 degree wedge like phil mickelson, but never really understand that the gaps are more important than the lofts. I wont need a 3iron or a hybrid, so the longest iron ill have. Mickelson credits kissable new callaway razr fit xtreme. Mickelson to play british open with no drivers fox sports. Go behind the design of the 2019 pm grind wedge with arguably the best wedge player in history and cocreator of the pm grind, phil mickelson. Pga tour professional phil mickelson claims that a hot day can change the distance of his 7iron from 175yards to. Mickelson to use two drivers again at augusta golfweek. How phil mickelsons phrankenwood stacks up against other. The chances for golfers of getting a free driver, much like the callaway driver that phil uses, have never been better as phil mickelson is the oddson favorite to win the 2010 masters.
Mar 04, 2018 short game legend phil mickelson demonstrates the three basic keys of how to hit more consistent chip shots. Our tour reps have said that he particularly likes the low spin he gets off his new driver, how easy it is to shape the ball, and that his mishits fly straighter. Phil mickelson wins the 2018 wgcmexico championship final round player highlights duration. Those new callaway drivers are mightly long, then as you say, the light shaft and the right loft for his swing etc. Phil mickelson hits driver off the deck to six feet, makes eagle. Our guy phil mickelson is in a new big bertha alpha 816 double black diamond driver that has an 8. Callaway phil mickelson tour issue big bertha alpha driver fubuki j. Phil mickelsons driver secrets instruction golf digest. The 43yearold plans to make his 2014 pga tour debut at next weeks farmers insurance open at torrey pines. Talking about his new callaway big bertha alpha driver prior to the abu dhabi hsbc championship, phil mickelson said. Phil mickelson getting plenty of reps as he gets back to the game he loves may 21, 2020 10. Phil mickelson moved into the callaway razr fit xtreme driver this week at the waste mangement phoenix open at tpc scottsdale. A driver clubhead with more loft andor a more flexible shaft can increase carry yardage.
In 2006, phil mickelson famously used two drivers one to hit a draw and one to hit a fade at the bellsouth classic, where he won by shots, and a week later at the masters, where he won. The left rough best golf tips for playing better golf. Phil mickelson had the golf world on the edge of its seat with his thrilling first round 60 at the waste management phoenix open. The ft3 driver notched 10 professional wins, including three major championships, before launch. Jul 26, 20 british open champ phil mickelson praised new technology in the design of his golf clubs, which he says helped him hit key shots in the final round of the major championship. In fact, swings often got the most distance with driver lofts at 9 degrees or less. Buy callaway golf clubs, including drivers, irons, fairway woods, wedges and hybrids at. After not touching a golf club for six weeks as he adhered to strict. Nov 23, 2016 here are some tips from phil mickelson that are sure to help you be more competitive on the course.
Loft angles are expressed in degrees with respect to vertical rather than the ground. A driver clubhead with more loft andor a lighter, more flexible shaft may improve launch conditions. Although many theories exist, one always must keep in mind that there is no single right answer when it comes to putters. The longer setup also allows mickelson to keep up with the young guys in. Mickelson, who once had two drivers in his bag at the masters, didnt hit a driver in the 2008 u. Based on photos of a new driver that landed on the usgas list of conforming heads this week, mickelson and callaway may have another creation to add to the evergrowing list.
Why phil mickelson may solve his left miss with a driver shaft switch. Charlotte, north carolina phil mickelson has been using a project x hzrdus t1100 shaft for years, and in multiple different callaway. Top sellers most popular best matches price low to high price high to low featured for you. Phil mickelsons witb is accurate as of august, 2019. Callaway golf launches the big bertha fusion ft3 driver.
British open champ phil mickelson praised new technology in the design of his golf clubs, which he says helped him hit key shots in the final round of the major championship. Lefty has recently switched to callaways new mavrik sub zero driver and he. Apr 07, 2018 in full rain gear, mickelson stepped up to his second shot at the uphill par5 eighth hole holding driver. These tricky shots are great when youre trying to avoid an obstacle blocking the green or when you need to place the ball ever so gently on the green, as the high trajectory yields a soft landing and limited rolling. Did callaway create a new gbb epic sub zero driver for phil. From driver to putter find out what phil carries in his bag. Sep 03, 2010 phil drove the 291yard fifth hole and twoputted for birdie, missed the fifth fairway by a foot or two and on the 15th by five,yet reached both greens. The fourtime majorchampionship winner has won 40 pga tour events and was inducted into the world golf hall of fame in may. Apr 07, 2017 a leaked phil mickelson voicemail provides some insight into his gambling world.
Jan 24, 2016 lol phil knows what clubs he needs and what shots he can hit. Phil mickelson reveals the logic behind his eyecatching. Pm grind 19 callaway customs wedges wedges2019mackdaddy. Feb 08, 20 breaking down phil mickelson s enbrel commercial phil mickelson might have unintentionally made the funniest commercial in golf history. Oh, and there was the bogey on 10 where he blocked a 3wood into the left hazard and had to take a drop. The annual pga tour event in palm springs, california, has not only a new title sponsor but now a new host in fivetime major winner phil mickelson. Open, he acted like a 12yearold kid the kind you want to.
Dont be afraid to try something new phil mickelson tells golf digest that, even with an important competition looming, hes not afraid to try new ways to keep his swing and wedge play evolving. The affable lefty is well known to love action on the golf course in the days leading up to a tournament or in his. Phil mickelson, one of the alltime great wedge players, has teamed up with roger cleveland, one of the alltime great wedge designers, to make improvements to the pm grind 2019 wedges that promise to allow golfers to hit wedge shots they never could before. The new callaway pm grind 2019 is a product of such a collaboration. Lefty has recently switched to callaways new mavrik sub zero driver and he also chooses to have a mavrik sub zero strong threewood in the bag with. The lefthander started testing the brands new driver on the range at tpc scottsdale and became infatuated instantly, crediting the low spin characteristics that allow him to use more.
World no 10 phil mickelson did both those things at the waste management phoenix open with the latest love in his life the callaway razr fit xtreme driver. In his first tournament playing the razr fit xtreme driver, phil mickelson bombed huge drives all week on the way to a dominating wiretowire win at the waste management phoenix open. Its a frequently asked question and one that will vary from person to person and depend on a number of factors that could get very technical and indepth. Phil mickelson is one of the best golfers in the world. Lefty in love with new callaway driver national club golfer.
Last year, after the us open, mickelson began to experience some troublesome symptoms. Then, he talked about what, exactly is different between the two drivers. I hit the driver well, mickelson said, but my irons were terrible. When putting wedges in your bag you should be more concerned about the shots you need to hit not perfect 4 gaps. After getting back on track at the saudi international with a third place finish, phil mickelson found success at a place where he is a fivetime champion. Jun 06, 2010 jack nicklaus commented on wednesday that phil mickelson wasis the longest hitter hed ever seen, especially with his irons.
Mickelson said that because the driver is lower spinning than his previous driver, a callaway razr hawk, he can add more loft, which makes it easier for him to hit. The promise of a great certified preowned club doesnt stop when you hit the course. He hit a low banana cut cut up the hill, which bounded up the slope and. Late wednesday, phil mickelson walked the hallowed grounds of riviera cc with callaway golfs technology team, explaining to them a look. Its the first driver to offer independent adjustments of loft and lie angle as well as horizontal and vertical centers of gravity. Interestingly, theyre both the same loft theyre both 8. Mar 12, 2010 golfsmith to give away new callaway drivers if phil mickelson wins the masters.
Check out what is in his bag witb to help you take your golf game to the next level. Jan 15, 2014 mickelson seemed more than ready to test out his new driver, the club he hopes will allow him to win the u. The scary thing is, hes had the loft on his irons weakened because he was hitting them too far. Mack daddy 4 raw is available in 15 different loft bounce configurations, including two new tourproven models. Callaway x forged ut 2iron, callaway epic forged 47, callaway apex pro 19 8pw shafts.
Com equipment insider jonathan wall discusses a handful of gear topics, including the phil mickelsons new dr iver, superstrokes club grips and do. Com equipment insider jonathan wall discusses a handful of gear topics, including the phil mickelsons new driver, superstrokes club grips and do. Over the years, theyve tried to make mickelson s driver swing shorter and wider, which he does well on shortiron approaches. Mar 21, 2017 phil mickelson driver secretssetuptakeaway. All that public pleasantness isnt exactly who he is. Golf wedges used golf clubs callaway golf preowned.
Golfsmith is teaming up with callaway golf to give golfers an opportunity to get new drivers, free of charge, if phil mickelson is victorious this april in augusta. For the second major in succession, the 43 yearold american has elected to swap his driver for a fifth wedge and he has little doubt it will prove to be a sound tactic on a course where accuracy is much more important than distance from the tee. We initially designed the 54x and 56x as touronly offerings, and they were so popular with our staffers that we decided to bring them out to the public. This week phil mickelson will tee it up at the open championship without a driver in his bag. Mickelson likes his new driver, playing west coast and. I heard phil say, on tv, that his new driver was 10. Mar 21, 2014 phil mickelson and butch have worked together since 2007. Multiple theories abound for what these numbers should be. Phil mickelson adding loft back to his driver golf channel. Here we take a look at phil mickelsons equipment including the new callaway. That means if something happens to your club that is directly related to an original manufacturing defect, well fix or replace it. Mickelson said he has been experimenting with more loft on the new driver. Wedges, and short irons have considerable loft by design.
I drove it phenomenal all week, said an excited mickelson, who came within the smallest fraction of an inch of starting his four rounds at tpc scottsdale with a 59, lippingout on the 18th. Late wednesday, phil mickelson walked the hallowed grounds of riviera cc with callaway golfs technology team, explaining to them a look he was trying to achieve in his driver setup. Phil mickelson auto collection, car, private jet successstory. Win with phil free callaway drivers contest with golfsmith. Phil mickelson, golfs king of social media and resident equipment geek, made a big announcement on his instagram account on thursday. Mickelson dominates, wins going away with razr fit xtreme. If he really had gone up 4 degrees hed be hitting rainmakers. In fact, testing shows an inch of extra shaft length equals roughly 10 yards in distance. Phil mickelson puts new driver in bag callaway razr fit. Phil mickelson didnt take long to make up for lost time. Phil mickelson says hes in the process of joining michael jordans new golf. A unique, highperformance wedge design from phil mickelson and roger cleveland. Designed with tour players like phil mickelson in mind, callaways big bertha alpha breaks new ground in the family of adjustable drivers.
Official callaway golf site golf clubs golf equipment. That hed be putting two callaway epic flash drivers into. First, his wife and mother are diagnosed with breast cancer, and then he has a health scare of his own. Phil mickelson described his phrankenwood, calling it a 3wood on steroids and explained why hes using the newlydesigned callaway club at the 20 masters. And, as your intuition tells you, the more highly lofted a club is, the higher will be the trajectory of your ball. Mickelson seemed more than ready to test out his new driver, the club he hopes will allow him to win the u. Callaway epic flash sub zero 9 degrees, 1d optifit setting, weight removed shaft. He wasnt much of a factor that week and finished five shots out of.
This new threedriver family combines aerodynamic shaping with an. Callaway mavrik, mavrik sub zero, mavrik max drivers. For most players, this is going to be the only factor that youve ever considered when buying a wedge. Perhaps one of the most commonlyreferenced but still misunderstood aspects of a putter is the l,l,lalso known as the loft, length and lie. And after a well publicized kiss he gave the driver link to story there has been a lot of talk about it. Mickelson explains why hes using two drivers at the memorial.1179 207 554 238 1519 1454 1107 104 590 163 1532 335 37 1121 473 1029 1346 920 250 841 49 1525 16 341 1271 781 1039 365 842 641 1399 394