By Alex Smolinski
Keegan Bradley, PGA Championship
Keegan Bradley, a 25-year-old American rookie, came back from five shots down with just three holes remaining to force a three-hole playoff and eventually claim victory at the PGA Championship over Jason Dufner. Here’s a closer look at some of the Cleveland Golf products that helped Bradley successfully pull off the comeback:
Launcher TL310 Driver 9.5°
The Launcher TL310 was created with Ultralite Technology, removing excess weight from the club without taking away from its flexibility or swing-weight. The lighter, longer club provides faster head speed, which in turn increases ball speed and overall distance. The driver comes with a Miyazaki C. Kua 59 series shaft that favors better, stronger golfers.
Launcher FL Fairway 3 Wood
Cleveland Golf, Miyazaki Premium Golf Shafts and Lamkin Grips worked together to strategicallyremove weight from both the shaft and grip of the Launcher FL Fairway. After cutting the overall weight by 30 grams, the result was a light, yet balanced, club. Three fitting options (13°, 15°, and 17°) allow golfers to choose between low, mid, and high trajectory.
Srixon Z-Star Ball
The Z-Star Ball got it’s first major win at the PGA Championship. The proprietary urethane cover is incredibly soft for above-average spin control and excellent distance. STAR Performance technology helps the Z-Star maximize spin, trajectory, acceleration and responsiveness. The ball is best suited for golfers with driver swing speeds between 80mph and 105mph.
Mashie Tour Hybrid 20.5°
The Mashie hybrid club displays both versatility and function. The Ultralite Technology provides a decreased club weight, 30 grams lighter than most traditional utility clubs. That combined with an increased club length means faster head speeds and greater distance. The Gliderail Sole Design improves playability through a pronounced dual-rail design with a subtle center keel.