TPT Golf followed up last week's PGA Tour win with yet another victory, this week on the PGA Tour Champions with Vijay Singh. Singh won the Charles Schwab Cup Championship with a TPT Golf 16 Series shaft in his driver.
The 55-year-old Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame rallied from six shots behind on Sunday at Phoenix Country Club to claim the Champions Tour's season-ending event. His final round of 10-under-par 61 tied the course record and gave him a four-shot margin of victory.
"Congratulations to Vijay Singh on his incredible play in Phoenix," said TPT Golf Director Sebastian Sebayang. "It means so much to us to see our shafts helping golfers win at all levels of the game, from juniors to seniors to one of the best of all time. This is exactly what we hoped to see when we launched TPT Golf in 2016."
The latest victory marks the 13th worldwide professional victory in the last 13 months for TPT Golf, which has earned wins on the PGA Tour, European Tour, World Golf Championships, Asian Tour, Korean PGA Tour, Korean LPGA Tour, and the Japanese LPGA Tour during the stretch.
What's Different About TPT Golf?
A Former Mini-Tour Player's Incredible Improvement With TPT Golf A Former Mini-Tour Player's Incredible Improvement With TPT Golf
TPT Golf's shaft lineup currently includes 11 models intended for drivers and fairway woods. Each is created with the company's patent-pending, automated shaft manufacturing technology that TPT Golf developed from the ground up with the knowledge of its parent company NTPT, a world-renowned technology, and composites firm.
The revolutionary shaft manufacturing technology allows the company to produce perfectly concentric golf shafts with no "seams" or "spines." This removes the inconsistencies that plague conventional graphite shafts while also making it possible for TPT Golf better optimize its shaft designs. The result is improved distance, better accuracy and a tighter dispersion for golfers of all abilities.
TPT Golf shafts ($499 in the U.S.) are available exclusively through the company's worldwide network of more than 200 Authorized Fitters, which includes all Club Champion locations. Golfers can visit tptgolf.com/where-to-buy/ to locate a TPT Golf Authorized fitter in their area. ... See MoreSee Less
LEGENDARY INSTRUCTORS TEAM UP TO PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF CUSTOM CLUB FITTING
Club Champion Signs Hank Haney, Cameron McCormick, and David Leadbetter
Club Champion, the country’s #1 premium club fitter, builder and retailer of the best brands in golf has signed endorsement deals with world-renowned golf coaches Hank Haney and Cameron McCormick.
They have also re-signed legendary instructor David Leadbetter to continue spreading the word on the benefits of custom club fitting. All three instructors recognize the impact that properly fit clubs can have on any golfer’s game, no matter the skill level. Club Champion, the leader in golf club fitting, is proud to partner with these three leading instructors to educate golfers on the importance of getting fit for the right equipment.
According to Club Champion CEO Joe Lee, “We are thrilled to have David, Hank, and Cameron all representing Club Champion. Their reputations as the world’s best instructors, and especially their understanding of club fitting, make them uniquely qualified to speak to golfers on the topic of fitting.”
Ranked among the top 10 instructors in the world by Golf Digest, Hank Haney is recognized all over the world as one of the foremost authorities on the game and is a leader in individual performance development. Haney has coached golfers and built golf facilities and player academies across the globe for over 40 years. He has instructed over 200 touring professionals. His most famous student, Tiger Woods, won six Majors and an amazing 33 percent of the events he entered with Haney as his coach. Hank believes, “There isn't anyone who can’t benefit from club fitting. With the advances in custom fitting technologies to optimize your equipment, everybody can achieve more distance. At Club Champion, you get a truly professional fitting. They can actually prove it works. For somebody not to take advantage of Club Champion’s expertise, they're just wasting a tremendous opportunity.”
David Leadbetter was named the 2017 PGA Teacher of the year and is a Golf Digest Top 10 instructor having coached players to 25 Major championship titles and over 100 individual worldwide tournament victories. Seven of those players have been ranked #1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. When it comes to understanding the importance of having properly fitted golf clubs, no one is better qualified than Leadbetter to speak on the subject.
For more than 30 years, David has operated the Leadbetter Golf Academies. He and his instructors have seen countless players fall short of their potential because of improperly fitted golf equipment. David states, “A club fitting will definitely help any golfer play better. My students all benefited from club fitting. Lessons are critical, but if you’re fighting your equipment, you can only progress so far. Properly fitted clubs will make it much easier to lower your scores. I’m confident Club Champion will find the perfect clubs for you.”
Named 2015 PGA Teacher of the Year and a Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor, Cameron McCormick has coached three-time Major champion Jordan Spieth for the entirety of Spieth’s career. Among other students, McCormick also coaches LPGA star So Yeon Ryu who is currently ranked number three in the world. As the Founder of Altus Performance and Director of Instruction at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, McCormick sees first-hand the benefits custom club fitting has on his students.
Through his experience with Spieth, he knows that “The best players in the world benefit from custom club fitting. Average and higher handicap players can benefit even more from a Club Champion fitting as there’s much more room for improvement.” Club Champion has also signed Jordan Spieth to an endorsement contract to talk about the benefits of club fitting as a top PGA Tour professional.
Club Champion is the leader in club fitting and is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the 100 Best Club Fitters. The company hires experienced fitters who then receive an additional 150+ hours of training before starting; a training program unmatched in the golf industry. Club Champion’s unique coupling system combines any head and shaft together, so golfers hit the precise combination to be custom built for them.
With more than 35,000 interchangeable head and shaft combinations, they deliver a Tour-quality fitting that produces longer, more accurate shots, with a nearly 100% satisfaction rate. Their approach is unbiased; no specific vendor is promoted. The only goal – to find the best combination of components to lower your scores. Rather than having to change your swing, sometimes dramatically, a professional club fitting takes the swing that you have and optimizes the performance characteristics of the clubs to allow golfers to achieve the best result possible.
For more information or to schedule a fitting, call Club Champion at 888-340-7820 ... See MoreSee Less
Tour Edge Exotics Staffers, Tim Petrovic, and Scott McCarron Finish 2nd, 3rd Place at Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Exotics CBX Ranks as #1 hybrid model in play at the season finale
Two Tour Edge Exotics staff players who played Exotics clubs all year long finished out the 2018 PGA Tour Champions season with 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
Tim Petrovic and Scott McCarron finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, at Phoenix Country Club to round out the third and final Playoff event of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoff series.
The runner-up finish was the 10th for a player using Exotics clubs in 2018. With 16 total wins and runner-up placements in 2018, Exotics clubs finished 1st or 2nd in 59% of the Champions events played this season.
Petrovic finished alone in 2nd place at 18 under par after rounds of 63-67-66-70. Petrovic had a career year in 2018 while playing up to four Exotics metalwoods in the majority of the events he played in. He finished the year ranked 9th on the final Charles Schwab money list with $1.43 million in earnings.
Petrovic earned his fifth runner-up finish of the season this week playing Tour Edge clubs. Three of his 2nd place finishes came at 72-hole events (2nd/KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, T2/U.S. Senior Open).
McCarron finished 2nd in the final Charles Schwab Cup points and money standings while playing both 17 and 19 degree Exotics CBX hybrids with a Fujikura Atmos shaft this year.
McCarron is an Exotics hybrid staffer and a two-time winner with Exotics in 2018. It was McCarron’s third-straight Top 5 Charles Schwab Cup finish (3rd/2017, 4th /2016).
Exotics staff players Duffy Waldorf and Tom Lehman also finished in the Top 25 of the Championship event, giving Tour Edge their 100th Top 25 finish on the PGA Tours for the 2018 season.
It was Waldorf’s 15th Top 25 of the year while playing Exotics and Lehman’s 12th Top 25 finish of the year. Lehman finished 19th and Waldorf 24th in the final Charles Schwab Cup standings. Tour Edge had eight players with Exotics in play this week, equivalent to 23% of the field, at the final event that features the Top 35 ranked players on the PGA TOUR Champions.
This led Tour Edge to rank as the #1 most played hybrid model at the Championship with their Exotics CBX hybrid accounting for 16% of the hybrids in play, according to the Darrell Survey. In all, over 50 players have put over 300 Exotics clubs into play since Exotics was launched to the tour in the last year. This includes the new Exotics EXS Driver and hybrids and the award-winning Exotics CBX fairway woods, hybrids and iron-woods.
The six winners on the 2018 PGA Tour Champions playing Exotics are:
The PURE Insurance winner on Sept. 30th
Exotics hybrid staffer McCarron at the Shaw Charity Classic Sept. 2nd and the American Family Insurance Championship June 24th
Exotics hybrid staffer Bart Bryant at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on August 19th,
Exotics hybrid staffer Lehman at the Principal Charity on June 10th
The Chubb Classic winner on February 17th
On top of the six victories and 10 runner-up finishes, players using Tour Edge clubs have earned 34 Top 5 finishes and 60 Top 10 finishes in the 27 events played this season on the PGA Tour Champions.
Eight out of the Top 25 players (32%) and 16 out of the Top 50 players (32%) in the final Charles Schwab Cup standings put Exotics into play in 2018.