TaylorMade Announces New SpeedBlade Iron – Live Coverage from Launch Event
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TaylorMade will be making a product announcement tonight sometime after 6:00PM Eastern Time. Our Spy Zinger is on hand at the event and will be providing updates and info as it comes in.
5:23pm -TaylorMade is getting ready for the launch event which begins in about 45 minutes.
6:09pm – @TaylorMadeGolf CEO Mark King on hand for the launch event. He’s never heard of @SPYZINGER yet, but will soon.
6:12pm -The @TaylorMadeGolf Speedblade iron!
6:13pm – The @TaylorMadeGolf SpeedBlade wedges!
6:15pm – SpeedBlade Sole
6:16pm -SLDR Tour Bag filled with SpeedBlade innovation.
6:21pm – The stage is set for #SpeedBlade
6:27pm – Richard Dent on hand for the @TaylorMadeGolf launch party
6:36PM – Dustin Johnson on hand for the @TaylorMadeGolf event.
6:39PM – Jason Day
6:42 – Sergio Garcia
6:43PM – Justin Rose
6:45PM – Justin Rose ready to meet @MyGolfSpy@SPYZINGER or something similar.
6:52PM – Mark King kicking things off. I’m in the front row. Expect anything less?
6:53PM – @TaylorMadeGolf is now the number one iron not on only in the U.S. but now in the world” -King
6:54PM – @SPYZINGER Always ahead of the rest.
6:57PM – A year ago we introduced speed pocket…most significant advancement in iron technology… -King
6:58PM – ”If you are a manufacturer and you don’t have speed pocket, you have obsolete technology” -King
7:01PM – Mark King’s dog’s name is Lucky. He’s a SoCal dog.
7:03PM – @TaylorMadeGolf Gary Adams created our company for golfer by golfers. Execs paying tribute to their founder. Same love and passion today.
7:04PM – ”We are the biggest golf company in the history of golf.” -King
7:05PM – TaylorMade PR guy @davecordero catches Spy Zinger tweeting (front row, 6th from right).
7:07PM – Sean Toulon, @TaylorMadeGolf Exec VP takes the stage to launch SpeedBlade.
7:08PM – ”Forged clubs created hundreds of years ago and the Trackman cannot differentiate between them…” – Sean Toulon
7:10PM – Allows the bottom part of the club to flex when the face flexes so the sweet spot increases to size of a half dollar with speed pocket.
7:13PM – Rose, Garcia, Johnson, and Day take the stage.
7:15PM – Speed pocket allowed Day to take hybrids out if the bag and put the long irons back in the bag. Has 1 & 2 iron in bag at the majors in 2013
7:16PM – Speed pocket allows Day to hit the long irons high going down wind and low into the wind.
7:17PM – DJ is making excuses for GameCocks. Minnesota Gophers still 2-0. SOTA.
7:19PM – DJ said he won with SpeedBlades in Hawaii this year. He’s confused but I’m not.
8:43PM – Expansion of sweet spot across face and lower on face where most hacks make contact. Just hit them, it’s true.
7:21PM People tell me I look like Sergio. All. The. Time
7:22PM – “You guys have showed me what you have come out with and it’s improved my game. TaylorMade pushes the limits of their own ability” -Garcia
7:35PM – Sergio hitting the new @TaylorMadeGolfSpeedBlade
7:53PM – Dent hitting the SLDR
7:53PM – DJ hitting the SpeedBlade 4i 271.
8:01PM – Media can compare the new SpeedBlades to older model irons
8:24PM – Players version of the SpeedBlade a couple months out yet, but will incorporate the same technology. Jury still out on TP logo return.
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