Angel Franco, who turned pro in 1974 and has enjoyed 14 tour wins, has become one of the biggest characters on the Seniors tour. Angel has developed a strong relationship with John Letters
over the past 3 years and is ready to make the change to JL product.
He visited the John letters tour truck on the second day of the Senior Open Championship at Turnberry after round one complaining that his iron shots into the green were not stopping like his fellow competitors and on many occasions good iron shots had bounced through the green.
Managing director John Andrew took one look at his Titleist irons where he immediately noticed the grooves were very worn and with constant use, had deteriorated causing reduced spin.
Angel was given the Master Model Cavity Iron
, which was developed with former Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance, to try on the practice area. After a few hits it was established that he needed a stiff Dymanic gold S300 shaft and he was hitting the ball beautifully against a strong head left to right wind coming off the Irish sea. Angel's face was a picture and he immediately started smiling and was very excited about the irons.
To John's amazement, Angel took his Titleist irons out of his bag and immediately put the Master Model irons into play, this is unusual for a tour player as they like to take time to get used to the product before putting into competitive play. Not Angel who took the irons into play for his afternoon tee time!
Angel went on to shoot 73 on the Friday easily making the cut and then shot 67 on the Saturday to charge up the field, going out in the worsening weather. On the Sunday Angel shot 77 to finish in tied 40th place.
He said "the clubs performed fantastically and I got backspin on my iron shots which enabled me to confidently hit into the greens, thank you John Letters for my new master model irons".
A truly remarkable story and it just goes to prove that equipment can make a huge difference in confidence. Your equipment needs to be checked regularly to ensure it right for you.
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