The European Tour lands in Germany for the first time this season as Team TaylorMade prepare for not only this week’s event but also looking head to the start of the links season.
Martin Kaymer delighted the home fans with a bogey free 67 that left him just one shot off the lead. Adrian Rietveld worked with Kaymer dialling in a fresh set of wedges, not only for this week's tournament, but also in preparation for the upcoming events.
- M5 Driver | 8°| Accra Tour Z 265
- M6 Fairway |14°| Accra Tour Z 275
- SLDR |19°| GD ADDI 85x
- P7TW |3-4| Recoil 110 F5
- P7TW |5-9i| Dynamic Gold AMT x100
- Milled Grind | 48°
- Hi Toe | 54°, 58°
- 2019 TP5x
Speaking to Tour Representative Sam Day, fresh wedges have been a priority. ‘It’s coming to that point where you look at the schedule, coming into the Irish, Scottish and next week at Valderrama, players are looking for low bounce options for the firm courses’.
“This is the time of the year where players a normally settled with their equipment, you want to be ready for this part of the year.”
- Adrian Rietveld
David Lipsky has made the switch into M6 driver, gaming a new shaft with a slightly softer tip helps him get more spin out of his TP5. Max Schmitt also made an equipment change as he moves into a new M5 5 wood. The course demands a 225-yard drop and stop shot and wanting something that went a little bit higher the team fitting Max into an 80g Tensei Shaft 17.5° M5 5 Wood.
“It’s probably one of the best week’s I’ve seen him [Max Schmitt] hit it, now leading into this sort of stretch he’s relaxed in his equipment.”
– Sam Day
Guido Migliozzi’s rookie season is off to a flying start, already a multiple winner on tour he’s rising up the ranks and we caught up with our Tour team to discuss his progress.
“Guido is a very laid back but determined character. He puts a lot of trust in us for advising him on his equipment and will often say things like ‘if you say it’s good then I trust you’.
He doesn’t change very much at all, his bag set up in terms of lofts on his wedges, the shafts he plays, and his iron set up, have been the same for the past 4-5 years now. I actually think this has helped in his recent success, he knows his own set up and exactly what his clubs are capable of and this can be a big help when the pressure is on. “
- Mark Thistleton (TaylorMade Tour Representative)
With a new GAPR Mid #3 in the bag this week, Guido will look to tee it high and let it fly!