Golfer takes a more relaxing approach to losing his clubs

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Tour pro loses his clubs on a flight and, wait for it, DOESN'T moan? This and more in equipment editor James Savage's latest All the Gear column

It must be in the ‘how to be a professional golfer’ manual to moan like a spoiled child when a commercial airline loses your clubs.

Some just can’t wait to stick the knife in on social media – berating the airline in question, labelling them the worst and, of course, tagging them in the posts to ensure their predicament is fast-tracked to the front of the queue.

But Wesley Bryan isn’t your average golfer.

You may remember him celebrating his maiden PGA Tour win at Taco Bell. What a legend.

So when Bryan’s clubs didn’t quite make it to Mexico as early as he did ahead of the Mayakoba Classic, he took a more relaxing approach – literally.

The American spent the day at a spa and actually thanked the airline for the opportunity to unwind instead of beating balls on the practice ground.

Maybe other pros should take a leaf out of Bryan’s book in future and get themselves booked in for a bit of ‘me time’ instead of ranting on Twitter?

Rickie raving over game-improvement iron

Rickie Fowler had a pretty decent week at the Shriners Hospitals Open for Children last week finishing in a tie for fourth.

Like eventual tournament winner Bryson DeChambeau, Fowler had put the new Cobra F9 Speedback driver into play for the first time.

But while DeChambeau and Cobra were quick to heap praise on the new big stick, which hits pro shops next year, Fowler was gushing over a new 4-iron.

And not the sort of iron you’d expect. Fowler plays the super sleek Cobra King MB irons but had a new F9 Speedback 4-iron in play.

Cobra F9 irons review

Now these irons are definitely aimed at your mid-to-high handicappers but Fowler was reaping the rewards of their high launch and added forgiveness.

“It’s an incredible 4-iron,” Fowler said. “I was hitting it off a lot of tees out here. It may be a sneaky weapon down at Mayakoba.

“It’s a touch longer than my standard 4-iron, but what I was seeing was more the potential of it being a driving iron.

Rickie Fowler game-improvement iron

“Going to graphite added a couple miles per hour ball speed with the capability of being able to hit the ball in the air and flight it as well.”

So if one of the best ball strikers in the world is opting for a 4-iron of this nature I suggest you might need to re-evaluate the long irons in your bag?

Open-winning putter brand releases 2019 range

It has been a good year for Bettinardi.

The brand had been gaining recognition on tour thanks to Matt Kuchar but the signing of Francesco Molinari elevated them to another level.

Molinari won The Open at Carnoustie and five points at the Ryder Cup using a Das BBZero model.

Bettinardi putters

Their 2019 line-up includes the brand-new Studio Stock Series and includes the SS2, SS28 Slot Back and SS38 models.

The latest Queen B range includes the re-engineered QB5 and QB6, plus the all-new QB10.

Bettinardi putters

More information can be found on the Bettinardi website.

Trolley wars

It’s that time of year where the two biggest electric trolley brands – Powakaddy and Motocaddy – launch their ‘free bag’ promotions.

They are both fantastic offers and I would urge anyone and everyone to get involved.

The Powakaddy offer runs until Christmas Eve while you can get a free bag with Motocaddy electric trolley purchases until December 31.

It’s obviously a successful offer as both brands run it EVERY year.

I think of it a bit like the Coca-Cola adverts on TV.

When Powakaddy and Motocaddy are running their free bag promotions, I know it’s nearly Christmas.

So if you’re in the market for a new electric trolley, this seems like the best time of year to make a purchase.

Visit the Powakaddy and Motocaddy websites for more information.

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