In this video Neil Tappin is joined by the Golf Monthly gear team - Joel Tadman, Martin Hopley and Sam De'Ath - to look at the trends they've picked up on from the new launches in 2023. From higher spinning low spin drivers to mallet putters for arcing strokes, there are some interesting developments that could help your game!
GOLD CANYON, Ariz., Feb. 28, 2023 – With just one month to go until the LPGA Tour returns to Phoenix, the field for the 2023 LPGA Drive On Championship at Superstition Mountain Golf Club is already shaping up to provide golf fans with an incredible slate of world-class talent.
The preliminary LPGA Drive On Championship field is led by Nelly Korda, currently No. 2 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings, along with Brooke Henderson and Lilia Vu, who have already captured LPGA Tour wins in 2023. On March 23-26, they will be joined by a global list of the world’s top female golfers, including major champions In Gee Chun, Danielle Kang, Jin Young Ko, Anna Nordqvist and Patty Tavatanakit.
Jennifer Kupcho is among the LPGA Tour stars who base out of Superstition Mountain, which will host the LPGA Tour’s first full-field event of the 2023 season. The event will also set the stage for a month-long run to qualify for the first women’s major of the year, The Chevron Championship, where Kupcho is expected to defend her 2022 title. Kupcho will be joined on her home course by Carlota Ciganda, Dana (Finkelstein) Fall, Mina Harigae and Caroline Inglis.
One of the most famous and recognizable holes in tournament golf, check out some of the best and loudest moments from the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during the 2023 WM Phoenix Open, where Scottie Scheffler successfully defended his title and earned his fifth win on the PGA TOUR.
Multi-PLATINUM country music star Jason Aldean and three-time Major League Baseball MVP and investor Alex Rodríguez are the latest additions to the star-studded list of entertainers and celebrities set to tee it up at the Annexus Pro-Am at the WM Phoenix Open on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course. This will be the first appearance for both of these celebrities at the Annexus Pro-Am.
Aldean has risen to fame as a widely popular country music star, amassing 27 No. 1 hits, 15 billion streams, and more than 20 million albums sold worldwide. He has seven studio albums that have been certified Platinum and has the most Top-10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (34), more than any other artists since he made his debut in 2005. The three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” is preparing for his upcoming “Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour” for his 10th studio album “Macon, Georgia” that features 20 new songs that showcase his southern roots and signature sound.
Not to start off too heroic, but many extraordinary people and organizations have their fingerprints on the WM Phoenix Open. There’s The Thunderbirds, hosts and stewards of the event who have dedicated much of their lives to raising money for Arizona charities through the world’s best-attended golf tournament – raising more than $176 million in the process. There’s title sponsor WM, who had the initiative to ensure the best-attended sporting event in America sent not one single piece of trash to the landfill, creating the largest zero-waste event in history 10 years running. There’s the Big Cat, Tiger Woods himself, who first raised the roof in celebration of his ace at 16. Golf would never be the same. And there’s the fans in the stands, whose vigor, enthusiasm, cheers and boos built a platform and the loudest hole in golf.
But one often overlooked contributor to the grounds of TPC Scottsdale, on which so many great things were built, was the designer of the course itself – Tom Weiskopf – who, in partnership with Jay Morrish, laid the foundation for “The People’s Open” as we know it today.