Quick Hits

With the world of golf about to converge on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, for the annual PGA Merchandise Show the air is buzzing with new golf gear news….

-Powerbilt is back in the game, announcing that they have signed Fuzzy Zoeller to an endorsement contract that we see him play new Powerbilt irons out on the Champion’s Tour. It is a return for Fuzzy who played Powerbilt clubs during a large part of his PGA Tour career where he won 12 events including the US Open and The Masters. He will work with Mark Wilson from Powerbilt’s R&D department to design the new forged irons. The company is also developing a new line of drivers, fairway woods, and utility clubs for tour use.

-Phil Mickelson addressed the media Tuesday from the press room at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He mentioned that he will have the new Callaway FT-5 driver in his bag this week (just one of them) and has tuned the driver to help prevent the left push shot that likely cost him last year’s US Open championship. He has also been working with Callaway engineers on another driver to put in to play, an FT-I model (the square one) that he says goes nothing but straight for him. He mentioned that it might be in play for The Masters.

-Young sensation Tadd Fujikawa used his gear efficiently this past weekend, on his way to an impressive finish at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open on Hawaii. The crack team at online forum www.golfwrx.com managed to get an up close look at his gear and spend some time with the youngster after the big weekend was over. You can see full details and photos of his gear here: http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=67302

-Adams Golf has officially released their new line of Insight drivers and fairway woods. They have various models including those for women. See them at www.adamsgolf.com