Not only did she have to endure a three hole playoff to win the U.S. Women’s Open, during which her opponent was assessed a two shot penalty handing her the title, but then she had to listen at the presentation ceremony as the president of the USGA called her the wrong name. Even after all that Brittany Lang most likely didn’t care since she holds the title as 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Champion defeating Anna Nordqvist in the playoff. USGA president Diana Murphy apologized in person to Lang and in a press release for inadvertently calling her Bethany several time during the awards presentation.
Lang used clubs from several different manufacturers for her victory, her second title on the LPGA Tour, starting with her driver the TaylorMade Golf M2. The M2 is the stablemate to the M1 driver with similar technology in the clubhead crown and club-face but without the M1’s T-track adjustable weights in the sole. Both have a 7-layer carbon composite crown with the weight saved from the usual metal crown being moved to the sole in a lower and more rearward position to help provide more ball speed. The M2 also has a large sweet spot which in combination with a very high resistance to twisting means it is very forgiving when impact is not in the exact center of the face and helped by the sole slot behind the club-face which TMaG calls a Speed Pocket. Lang’s driving distance during the Open placed her 46 th averaging 244 yards.
Though not on the professional endorsement staff of Parsons Extreme Golf she played the PXG 0311 model irons with an Odyssey Works Big T #5 putter and a Titleist Pro V1x ball. The Odyssey Works Big T #5 (2015 model) combines the Versa and Marxman alignment systems with the Fusion RX insert favored by many players on the professional tours. Noren Gives Callaway Scottish Open Win Alexander Noren won for the fifth time on the European Tour with a triumph Sunday in the warm-up for the British Open being played this week. Noren took the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open by one stroke over Tyrrell Hatton. Noren, a Swedish native on the Callaway Golf endorsement staff, used a XR 16 Sub Zero driver which he had put in his bag earlier this year. The same model is being by several other top players including Phil Mickelson, Harris English and Branden Grace. It is a low spin model with a center of gravity lower than any other Callaway driver plus a carbon crown all features designed to benefit high swing speed players. The XR 16 sub Zero also has two interchangeable weights in the head (2g and 10g) that help control spin and trajectory. Noren plays a Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei Blue 80X shaft in his driver.
The rest of Noren’s bag…
Fairway wood: Callaway XR (15 degrees)-Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 80X
Hybrid: Callaway Apex Hybrid (18 degrees)-Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Thump 103X
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro (4-9)- True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (2015 model 47, 52, 56 and 60 degrees)-True
Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts
Putter: Odyssey Works #1
Ball: Callaway Chrome SoftWHAT'S YOUR REACTION?