CHAMP SPIKES USED BY WINNER AND FIVE TOP-10 FINISHERS AT ZURICH CLASSIC

CHAMP SPIKES USED BY WINNER AND FIVE TOP-10 FINISHERS AT ZURICH CLASSIC

(MARLBOROUGH, MA) – CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories – confirms the winner of the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans and five top-10 finishers relied on its renowned spikes, according to Darrell Survey.

En route to securing his first PGA Tour title, the champion trusted the unique blend of metal and plastic traction technology in the acclaimed ProStinger™ model at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, LA. The victory continues the trend of the world’s top players selecting CHAMP spikes, which have been used by 28 of the last 34 major winners.

“Our superior designs provide the ideal platform for a proper golf swing, a fact verified each week by the number of Tour players across the globe that exclusively use CHAMP,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “Golfers of all skill levels have discovered the increased traction, stability and comfort of our spikes helps them to perform better in all conditions.”

The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP also offers a wide range of products beyond the cleat category. These include the recently launched the MyHite Zarma FLYtee™. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering’s unrivalled 80-year heritage, the FLYtee line has quickly become one of the most-used tees by leading professionals worldwide. Made with durable, environmentally-friendly materials, its six-pronged head and shallow cup reduces friction, increases distance and improves accuracy.

With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world’s largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes. The company produces more than 140 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.

For more information: http://www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

About CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide

Celebrating 80 years of unparalleled engineering innovations, CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide has been a pioneer in spike technology since it introduced the world’s first locking spike, SURE-LOK. The world’s largest manufacturer of replacement spikes specific to various sports, the company has produced several industry-changing systems under the CHAMP brand and has become the #1 choice of Tour golfers. Along with its signature Zarma® and ScorpionSTINGER™ spikes, the high-performance Zarma FLYtee™ was introduced in early 2011. With distribution in more than 100 countries, CHAMP/MacNeill is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, with offices in Europe and Asia.

ECCO Continues Hybrid Innovation with Launch of Golf Street Junior Line

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ECCO Continues Hybrid Innovation with Launch of Golf Street Junior Line

Brand’s First Children’s Golf Shoe Collection Provides All-Day Fun and Function

(Londonderry, New Hampshire) – Danish brand ECCO – maker of the world’s most comfortable, stylish and technically-advanced footwear – announces the introduction of Golf Street Junior, a collection of hybrid golf sneakers for boys and girls.

Directly inspired by Golf Street Premier – the shoe that started the hybrid revolution – Golf Street Junior is available in a wide variety of fun colors. Each pair showcases premium leather uppers crafted from subtle, distressed leathers. Kid-friendly features include:
Shock-Absorbing Outsole – Constructed from ultra-durable TPU shown to last five-times longer than rubber, boasts ribbed traction elements for superb grip on or off the golf course

Breathable Lining – Textile and microfiber combination promotes air circulation for enhanced comfort

Climate Control – A three-component removable insole features the ECCO Comfort Fiber System to ensure a cool, fresh inner climate
“We’re constantly striving to push the boundaries of shoemaking innovation, whether its serving the needs of Tour players, or the boys and girls who will grow up to be stars,” says Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO. “This is a great, all-day shoe that functions perfectly on or off the golf course and kids really love to wear.”

Ideal for being worn straight from summer golf camps to hanging out with friends, Golf Street Junior retails for $100 at http://www.eccousa.com. It is offered in black, sepia, white, silver and white base colors with corresponding lime green, fanta orange, royal blue, purple and candy outsoles, respectively.

ECCO golf shoes are worn in competition by scores of international Tour stars, including Fred Couples, Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjorn, Stuart Appleby, Thorbjørn Olesen, Thongchai Jaidee, Andreas Hartø, Belen Mozo, Gerina Piller and many others.

About ECCO

The only major shoe manufacturer to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process – from leather production through its own shoe factories all the way to its stores – ECCO adheres to the design philosophy that “the shoe must follow the foot.” This approach allows the company to craft footwear that combines style and comfort with uncompromising quality and innovative technology.

A leading global brand, ECCO was founded in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy and remains family owned. Headquartered in the Danish towns of Bredebro and Tønder, the ECCO footwear group employs nearly 20,000 people worldwide. Its products can be found in 4,000 branded sales locations in more than 90 countries.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: visit http://www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.

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BOGEY GOLF TOUR ranked #2 in North America

BOGEY GOLF TOUR ranked #2 in North America

Thanks to our players and sponsors, Ontario & Michigan based Bogey Golf Tour is ranked #2 out of all Amateur Golf Tours in North America (as ranked by http://www.alexa.com).  Second only to The Golf Channel’s Amateur Tour.  (See attached Stats sheet).

2012 – 10th BOGEY GOLF TOUR SEASON STARTS NOW

LONDON CHAPTER: Saturday April 28th- BGT Season Opener at Fire Rock- Noon tee times, carts included for $70 tournament fee- register by Saturday April 21st.  Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/lnd  for more details.

WINDSOR CHAPTER- Sunday April 29th- PROVINCIAL CHRYSLER BGT Season Opener at Seven Lakes- shotgun start at 9 a.m. carts included for $75 tournament fee- register by Sunday April 22nd.  You could win a 2012 Dodge Journey with a HOLE IN ONE at this event, compliments of Provincial Chrysler.  Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/wnd for more details.

DETROIT CHAPTER- Saturday May 5th- 93.9 THE RIVER RADIO Open at Fox Hills (Golden Fox)- shotgun start at 1 p.m. carts included for $65 tournament fee- register by Wednesday April 25th.  Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/detroit  for more details.

KITCHENER/WATERLOO CHAPTER- Monday May 21st- ST. LOUIS Bar & Grill K/W Open at Conestoga- Noon tee Times, cart & lunch included for $85 tournament fee- register by Monday May 14th .  Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/kit  for more details.

Sunday April 22nd, 2012- “Music for Life” Sign Up Event and Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser- Host Arielle Grondin invites you to come between 4-8 p.m. at Johnny Shotz 13037 Tecumseh Rd. E.
This all ages musical event features 5 local bands sponsored by Jam Space.
The AM800 A-Team will be there.
Free billiards, and Johnny Shotz will donate a portion of the food sales to Cystic Fibrosis.
Bogey Golf Tour Members & new Sign up’s get free admission and we’ll donate $10 to Cystic Fibrosis on your behalf, plus you can also register for upcoming BGT Events here.
Additional tickets $10 each.  Go to http://www.cfkids.ca for more details.

REGISTER NOW for one or more of these fantastic events.

Feel like a pro, on the Bogey Golf Tour.

Upcoming events on the Bogey Golf Tour

Upcoming events on the Bogey Golf Tour

Sunday April 15th, 2012- “Miles of Golf” Sign UP Day and Clinic

2-4 p.m. at Miles of Golf 3113 Carpenter Rd. Ypsilanti, MI. Current and New Bogey Golf Tour members receive Free Range Balls, a Clinic by Kendall Academy Instructors and a Club Fitting Clinic in The Cluboratory. Bogey Golf Tour members also receive 20% off Maxx club fitting and private lessons at Miles of Golf. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/detroit/ for more details. Join us afterwards at US 12 Bar and Grill 34824 W. Michigan Ave. Wayne MI. from 5-8 p.m. There is a rumor that Detroit Sports 360 may be bringing some of the 360 girls to US 12 Bar and Grill so you don’t want to miss out.

Sunday April 22nd, 2012- “Music for Life” Sign Up Event and Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

4-8 p.m. at Johnny Shotz 13037 Tecumseh Rd. E. Members & new Sign up’s get free admission and we’ll donate $10 to Cystic Fibrosis on your behalf. Additional tickets $10 each. This all ages event features 5 local bands sponsored by Jam Space. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/wnd for more details.

If you watched the masters this week-end, like I did, and can’t wait to test your skill, make sure you register for our season openers before they sell out.

Windsor Chapter starts on Sunday April 29th with the Provincial Chrysler BGT Season Opener at Seven Lakes.

Detroit Chapter starts on Saturday May 5th with the 93.9 The River Open at Fox Hills.

Also don’t forget to listen to AM800 News and 93.9 FM the River for our ads, and you could win gift certificates.

Michelle and I look forward to seeing you at one or more of these don’t miss events.

Become a player or sponsor today and help our 2012 charities “Cystic Fibrosis”, “Rotary”, and “Make-A-Wish”. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com for all the details.

Feel like a pro, on the Bogey Golf Tour,

Todd Grondin
Windsor/Detroit tournament director

ECCO Launches BIOM Hybrid Limited-Edition Featuring Custom Green Color

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ECCO Launches BIOM Hybrid Limited-Edition Featuring Custom Green Color

100 Pairs of First-Ever Performance Hybrid Golf Shoe to be
Available Exclusively on eccousa.com and Golfsmith.com

(Londonderry, New Hampshire) – Danish brand ECCO – maker of the world’s most comfortable, stylish and technically-advanced footwear – announces the launch of BIOM Hybrid Limited Edition (LE), a run of 100 pairs in a white base color with custom green highlights available exclusively at http://www.eccousa.com and http://www.golfsmith.com starting the week of April 9.

Slated to be worn during the 2012 Masters by ECCO Staff Player Fred Couples, BIOM Hybrid LE is the latest extension of the innovative ECCO technology that produced golf’s first-ever performance hybrid shoe. It combines patented ECCO Natural Motion features with the company’s award-winning Golf Street outsole.

Retailing for $190, the BIOM Hybrid LE pairs the human body’s evolutionary system for absorbing impact with a non-cleated shoe bottom that provides superior durability, comfort, traction and stability on or off the golf course.

“Fred Couples started the Golf Street craze at Augusta National in 2010 and that directly resulted in the hybrid trend that currently dominates the footwear market,” says Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO. “He’s been among the biggest early supporters of BIOM Hybrid and this year’s first major was the perfect place for him to premiere this exciting limited-edition shoe.”

Marking the latest pioneering advancement by ECCO, the ultra-lightweight BIOM Hybrid collection encourages players to land more toward the mid-foot than heel and showcases:

Extremely Low Profile – Brings a golfer’s weight closer to the playing surface for unmatched stability, ground feel, traction and swing power

Advanced Outsole Technology – 100 molded, wear-resistant TPU traction bars create more than 800 traction angles and have been shown to last five times longer than rubber

Direct Injection – A process unique to ECCO in the golf industry provides superior cushioning, stability and comfort via a one-piece shoe that’s built without glue or stitching

Superior Weather Resistance– Proprietary ECCO Hydromax™ leather treatment keeps a player’s feet dry and comfortable in all conditions

Climate Control – Triple-component ECCO Comfort Fiber System insole guarantees a cool, dry shoe interior

Tibetan Yak Leather – Naturally soft, durable, smooth and breathable uppers made from Tibetan Yak leather that is three times stronger than ordinary leathers

In addition to Couples, the ECCO men’s golf collection is worn in competition by scores of international Tour stars, including Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjorn, Stuart Appleby, Thongchai Jaidee, Thorbjørn Olesen, Andreas Hartø and many others.

About ECCO

The only major shoe manufacturer to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process – from leather production through its own shoe factories all the way to its stores – ECCO adheres to the design philosophy that “the shoe must follow the foot.” This approach allows the company to craft footwear that combines style and comfort with uncompromising quality and innovative technology.

A leading global brand, ECCO was founded in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy and remains family owned. Headquartered in the Danish towns of Bredebro and Tønder, the ECCO footwear group employs nearly 20,000 people worldwide. Its products can be found in 4,000 branded sales locations in more than 90 countries.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: visit http://www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.

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Nike Golf Athletes to Wear Limited Edition Lunar Control Footwear in the 2012 Masters

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Nike Golf Athletes to Wear Limited Edition Lunar Control Footwear in the 2012 Masters

-Combines subtle and patent whites with green Nike Lunarlon cushioning-

BEAVERTON, Ore. (April 2, 2012) – Combining groundbreaking innovation with longstanding tradition, Nike Golf has created the limited edition Lunar Control footwear that will be worn by most Nike Golf athletes at the first major championship of the season, The Masters.

Nike is always striving to serve the athlete, and nothing proves more special than a shoe designed for its athletes to perform on the sport’s premiere stage.

Reigning Masters Champion, Charl Schwartzel, will be wearing the limited edition shoe as well as Paul Casey,Kevin Chappell, Stewart Cink, Simon Dyson, Ross Fisher, Lucas Glover and Francesco Molinari.  The footwear complements this season’s Tour Performance apparel, providing the athletes head-to-toe style and tour proven performance.

“It’s fun to do something special for our athletes – to help them enjoy this occasion and mark the moment,” said Lee Walker, Nike Golf’s Footwear Product Director.

Nike Golfhas accelerated footwear innovation by taking lightweight performance to the next level. Delivering stability in a lightweight fashion, Lunar Control provides exceptional cushioning for walking the course and the Flywire stability for powerful golf swings.  The Lunarlon foam midsole proves durable and highly responsive yet offers the underfoot comfort and ground feel players desire.

This Nike Limited Edition Lunar Control shoe (street price: $150) is crafted of premium full-grain waterproof leather enhanced with brogue details on the vamp and quarter. The Nike Lunarlon cushioning pops in green on the all-white shoe.  The Nike Flywire technology appears stealth-like and a patent leather Swoosh is outlined in detailed green stitching.  Complementing the classy silhouette are the green laces and a green sock liner.

Each pair of limited edition Lunar Control includes a shoe bag to protect the footwear between rounds.  Walker states, “The bag was inspired by the signature white overalls worn by caddies at Augusta National, brought together through a combination of all white canvas and leather with green draw string and embroidered detailing.”

Limited quantities of this footwear will be available to the public starting today in retailers across the country as well as through http://www.nikestore.com.
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