Qatar is well known for being exposed with a lot of cross winds and a key factor this week is being able to control ball flight. For players who were at Oman last week, the conditions they faced has set them up slightly ahead of players who are only getting used to the Qatar winds.
Ever wondered what happens Monday – Wednesday in the lead up to a tournament?
Players arrive at the venue a couple of days before hand, settling into the environment and getting a feel of the course. One thing that every player will do is test out their equipment.
There’s no surprise that Kurt Kitayama is one to watch this week, our team have highly praised his impressive start to the season and making the 989 km trip to Doha, Kitayama ‘The Comeback King’ arrived in good spirits after his second win of the season. Playing TP5x '19 Kurt will play TP5x #3, as the number 3 is always a good number in golf.
Victor Dubuisson's feeling comfortable in M6 driver and looked to further test M6 fairway. It's gone straight in the bag and gaming M6 hybrid this completes Victor’s metalwood setup. The team noticed that with Twist Face technology in the fairway and hybrid, ball flight is straight and once you dial in the lie angle, players can get their desired ball flight which allows consistency and that’s what players are looking for – keep an eye out for more TaylorMade fairways and rescues making their way into players bags!
David Lipsky’s testing M6 Driver this week with a 2° sleeve which makes the club lie angle sit flat, this worked and he will test the driver further. Lipsky won two weeks after Kitayama won in Mauritius last year, and continuing the friendly rivalry Lipsky let Kitayama know to watch out for him in Malaysia!
Spider X is making its way into players bags and our True Path technology is one of the main reasons. Optically engineered to help visualise the intended target line for improved putting accuracy, players are noticing this difference and is a talking point out on the practice greens.
Lucas Herbert has been in talks with our team on getting a new set of irons before he heads over to America for the US PGA. This isn’t as simple as building a new set in his spec, Lucas is very meticulous and wants to do iron testing where he will dial in the loft and lie of each club perfectly in terms of his yardages.
‘For a young player like him to play in a major this early, he’s excited, he wants to get his fresh set of irons in the bag as soon as possible’
- Adrian Rietveld
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