Congratulations to Rod Perry for winning the PGA Professional National Championship! This story is significant for us at into the grain because Rod is a local boy and a personal friend. We are headquartered just a few minutes from Crane Lakes Golf Club in Port Orange, Florida where Rod is the head professional. There are many great teachers and many great players in the game of golf, but it is very rare to find someone that is both a great player and teacher. Mr. Perry is one of those rare talents. He’s no stranger to competing at the highest level, having played in several PGA Tour events and last year’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course. Congrats Rod!
Below is the press release from Taylor Made that summarizes his victory and gives you a look at their overall club usage at the event.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 27, 2013) – After placing second in last year’s event, TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Staff Professional and Rod Perry claimed a three-shot victory at the PGA Professional National Championship in Sunriver, Oregon. Perry, wearing adidas Golf apparel and footwear, played a full bag of TaylorMade equipment highlighted by the RocketBladez Tour irons. With the win, Perry receives a guaranteed entry to play in the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.
Perry, the PGA head pro at Crane Lakes Golf and Country Club in Port Orange, and seven other TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA staff professionals punched their tickets to the season’s final major by placing in the Top 20. Those players include:
- • Jeff Sorenson – Columbia Golf Learning Center
- • JC Anderson – Missouri Bluffs GC
- • Chip Sullivan – Hanging Rock GC
- • Bob Sowards – New Albany CC
- • Sonny Skinner – River Pointe GC
- • Jeffrey Martin – Norton CC
- • Caine Fitzgerald – Murphy Creek GC
For the first time in tournament history, TaylorMade was the No. 1 driver brand played at the event, played by more than 45% of the field. Also of note, the Ghost Spider S was the No. 1 putter model, with 18 in play while the Daddy Long Legs ranked No. 2 with 10 in play. This also marked the first time TaylorMade has been the No. 1 putter model at this event.
In the Bag:
RBZ Tour 10.5
Adams hybrid 17.0
ATV 54, 60 wedges
Ghost Spider S
adidas Golf apparel
adidas Golf footwear – adidas Tour 360 ATV