Posted: 26 November 2009
I'm on the Sunshine Coast now back in Australia and enjoying some time in the sun. I got back from Dubai on Tuesday and drove up to the coast to take a few days of rest. I am very pleased with how my game is shaping up and feel like my work is starting to pay off. I'm working aggressively on my putting and starting to gain the confidence I need in that area.
Adam lines up a putt at the Dubai Championship.
What a week for Lee Westwood, I don't think he could go any lower! Congratulations Lee, definitely deserving of Europe's best player of the year. I always enjoy Dubai and there are a lot of things to do.
I'm looking forward to getting over to Sydney next week. On Monday I have a couple of charitable events I'll be attending. The first one is The Trust Company Charity Golf Day helping to raise funds for the CorriLee Foundation out at The Lakes Golf Club and then I'll be heading over to the Westpac Golf Day at Twin Creeks Golf Club in the afternoon. I'll get out to the golf course (NSW) for a practice round on Tuesday. It's been awhile since I've played the course. It is one of the top 50 courses in the world and the views are spectacular right on the Pacific Ocean so I can't wait to tee it up.
I gotta run but more from Sydney next week!
Posted: 18 November 2009
Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson closed out his 2009 PGA Tour season with a T9 finish at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Florida. The finish was his ninth top ten of the season, including wins at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Valero Texas Open. The Disney event was Zach's first with a new set of Titleist irons that includes the new AP1 4-iron as well as new AP2 5 through 9-irons.
Prior to the Disney event, Chris Tuten from the Titleist Leadership Team met with Zach and other members of Zach's team to review his 2009 performance. One area of Zach's game they felt could improve is his ball-striking from 175-200 yards. Zach's average ball speed (for PGA Tour standards) and shallow attack angle produce a 4-iron trajectory that is too low for accurate shots to firm greens. Chris suggested that Zach try the new AP1 4-iron to create a trajectory that better matches his 909F2 fairways, 909H hybrid, and new AP2 mid and short irons. The thin face, dual cavity design of the AP1 combines with a tungsten nickel sole bar to push the CG low and promote a high and lively ball flight. The new AP1 4-iron allows Zach to hit the "trajectory window" he prefers and produces the high ball flight required to hit it closer on long shots to firm greens. Importantly, he can still control the ball flight with this club for shots requiring a lower trajectory.
Zach commented, "I felt that 2009 was a very good season for me. But there is always room for improvement, and the changes I've made with my Titleist AP irons have me really excited to get going in 2010."
Watch for Zach during the Challenge Season at the Chevron World Challenge (December 3-6) and The Shark Shootout (December 11-13). New Titleist AP irons are now available in golf shops. Sets can be mixed (combination of different models) when ordering through Titleist Custom. Please see your preferred Titleist Golf Shop for more details.
What's in Zach's Bag:
Driver: 909D2 (8.5°) - Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73
Fairways: 909F2 (13.5°) - Mitsubishi Diamana White 73; 909F2 (18.5°) - Fujikura ZCOM Pro95
Hybrid: 909H (21°) - Fujikura Speeder 904HB
Irons: AP1 (4), AP2 (5-9) - Dynamic Gold X100 (soft-stepped)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C (48-06, 54-12), Spin Milled 60-V - Dynamic Gold
I'm in Dubai, just about to head out to the course to get a practice round in today. The course we are playing on this week is a brand new course designed by Greg Norman. I am looking forward to checking it out...it's always fun to play on new courses.
Adam Scott in action at the JBWere Australian Masters.
I finished well at the JBWere Australian Masters last week. I'm feeling more confident about my game and things are shaping up nicely for the remainder of my 2009 schedule. It's hard to believe we're at the end of the year. I have a lot of golf left and looking forward to the next few weeks. The crowds and atmosphere last week were amazing. I know we have one guy to thank for all that and he ended up winning the tournament! It definitely gave our sport in Australia the boost it needs and hoping the momentum carries throughout the rest of the Summer down here. It's been a long time since I've seen those types of crowds in Australia. When I walked to the first tee on Thursday it reminded me a lot of an Open Championship. It was great to be a part of it and even better for our sport.
I just wanted to remind anyone that is interested in the Adam Scott Griffith University Scholarship to be sure and get your application in by November 27th. To download the application and for more information please visit the foundation section of my website, www.adamscott.com.au. This week proves to be an exciting 4 days. It's the top 60 golfers on the European Tour's Order of Merit. 17 countries are represented and a lot of talent! Looking forward to teeing it up in the morning...let the race begin!
Until next time, take care.