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News you can use:TaylorMade Golf has been sold to the South Korean investment company Centroid.TaylorMade Golf again has changed hands, with KPS Capital Partners striking a definitive agreement through an affiliate to sell the club maker to South Korean-based private equity firm Centroid Investment Partners.Asians are becoming big players in the golf industry with giants such as Miura, Mizuno, XXIO, Honma, Graphite Design, Mitsubishi, Fujikura, Epon, ONOFF, and Vega. ... See MoreSee Less
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Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that Austin Smotherman, the winner of the Korn Ferry Tour Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation tournament held at The Grove in College Grove, TN, was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 X-Stiff flex wood shaft in his TaylorMade Sim2 15° fairway metal wood and a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85 X-Stiff Hybrid shaft in his TaylorMade Sim Max 19° hybrid. The champion shot a 65, 69, 69, 69 to win the tournament by 3 strokes.“Congratulations to the champion on his first Korn Ferry Tour tournament victory. It is great to see the performance of Graphite Design shafts support players that result in a win” stated Bill McPherson, Vice President of Sales, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc.The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ – “Into the Zone”, designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, has a very stealthy look to it in black with white/orange accents and a sleek new matte finish. The Tour AD IZ shafts are available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R, S and X flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g S and X flex. The Tour AD IZ, like all of the premium Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials in order to deliver the best feeling and performing shaft available to golfers.The Tour AD IZ shaft has a firm stiffness starting at the handle, and medium center section and a firm+ tip profile to promote a high launch angle and low-ball spin rates. The Tour AD IZ also utilizes TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology in the tip section of the shaft for additional shaft stability, exceptional feel and precise ball control. Reach out to your local Golf Club Fitting professional and ask about how to get your Driver or Fairway metal wood “ Into the Zone” using the Tour AD IZ model of premium Graphite Design graphite golf shafts.For more information about Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts or Graphite Design shafts, please visit proschoicegolfshafts.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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PLAYING ABILITY TEST

Scores Required For Certification

  Notes:

  • Home Study students must submit separate score cards for each round.
  • No score cards will be accepted if round played is older than 90 days from the date the score is submitted.
  • Combined scores (consecutive days) shown below are for on-site classes only.
  • A Championship course is one that has 6,000 yards+ and a 72 par.
  • The scorecards must be attested to by at least two of your playing partners who sign and print their name with their phone number and email address.
  • If your local Pro is familiar with your scoring ability, he may sign your card in lieu of having two players sign your card. The Pro must also supply his name, phone number and email address.

MEN

  • 4 Attested Scores of 83 or less (on a par 72 championship course) for the Home Study course.
  • 4 Attested Scores of 83 or less (on a par 72 championship course).

WOMEN

  • 4 Attested Scores of 83 or less (on a par 72 championship course)

SENIORS – MEN

  • Ages 50 – 59: 2 Rounds of 84 or less (on a par 72 championship course) for a combined 2-day score of 168 or less.
  • Ages 60 – 69: 2 Rounds of 86 or less (on a par 72 championship course) for a combined 2-day score of 172 or less.
  • Ages 70+: 2 Rounds of 88 or less (on a par 72 championship course) for a combined 2-day score of 176 or less.

SENIORS – WOMEN

  • Ages 50 – 59: 2 Rounds of 86 or less (on a par 72 championship course) for a combined 2-day score of 172 or less.
  • Ages 60+: 2 Rounds of 88 or less (on a par 72 championship course) for a combined 2-day score of 176 or less.
  • The PAT requirement for Low Handicaps:If you carry a certifiable scratch handicap, then your PAT will be waived.If you carry a certifiable handicap of five or better, then two rounds of 79 or better are required using a golf course with a minimum of 6,000 yards and a par of 72. If the course is a Par 71, adjust accordingly.Written documentation needs to be provided prior to graduation.