This is my first off-season for golf…. What are you supposed to do during this time? Watch old reruns? Obsess over player gossip? I’m not able to play as much golf as I would like for fear of drowning in the Northwest rain. So far I have been spending my time making my bets on next years players and checking out new equipment.
I’m really enjoying the hype the Golf Channel’s is putting on with their new promo’s “New Breed vs. the Establishment: Choose Your Side”. It will be interesting to see how such a large young group will do. The PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem is taking a liking to the next generation of players. I agree it’s about time they take some of the focus off Tiger Woods since he clearly is off his game coming off of a no win season and dropping out of his #1 ranked position. Looks like we will be seeing more names like Dustin Johnson, Rory Mcllroy, Rickie Fowler, Martin Kaymer and all the new Q-school Tour Card holders. Off course the first tournament of the year won’t be held until after the New Year in Hawaii (not a bad place to kick the season off).
As far as new equipment goes the trend seems to be make everything white. Following this trend is Cobra (we all know about that limited edition ZL driver) also TaylorMade just made a big splash their R11 driver. This is the next generation from their previous R9 collection. They have only a few shots, which Golf.com reported on earlier but it looks pretty promising.