CHAMP INTRODUCES ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT FLIX DIVOT REPAIR INSTRUMENT

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CHAMP INTRODUCES ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT FLIX DIVOT REPAIR INSTRUMENT

Fun, Ergonomic Switchblade Design Available in Variety of Eye-Catching Colors

(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 – announces the nationwide availability of its new, ultra-lightweight FLIX Divot Repair Instrument.

An essential accessory for any golfer who cares about course conditions, the fun-to-use and practical “switchblade” design is the company’s most ergonomic offering yet. Heavy duty enough to handle stubborn divots, yet collapsible with the push of a button, the new FLIX tool can be comfortably stored without fear of damaging pants pocket linings. Catering to a variety of personal preferences, the device is available in orange, lime green, pink, black and white.

“As a matter of proper etiquette, all golfers should use a divot tool, and we’ve designed the most comfortable, functional option on the market,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “It’s so small and sleek that players will forget it’s in their pocket until they need it.”

Great for all golfers, the FLIX Divot Repair Instrument features a magnetically attached ball-marker that can be customized to include company, club or event logos and names. This is a tremendous way for facilities and outing planners to uniquely promote their brands and functions.

Beyond its popular green repairing accessories, CHAMP spikes are the #1 Brand on Tour®, and have been used by 28 of the last 35 major champions. The company also recently launched a new version of its Tour-proven, eco-friendly Zarma FLYTee, the MyHite. Featuring a series of colored bands around the stem, it allows golfers to quickly and easily place the ball at a consistent height to maximize consistency and ensure repeatable performance.

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 #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP is widely known for its acclaimed ScorpionSTINGER™ and recently-launched Zarma® models with patented cushion technology. Both are designed to ensure maximum traction, stability and comfort in all weather conditions.

Headquartered in Marlborough, MA, with offices in Europe and Asia, CHAMP has more than 100 active distributors. 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.

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Travis Mathew Welcomes Patrick Cantlay to Travis Mathew Team

Travis Mathew Welcomes Patrick Cantlay to Travis Mathew Team

Seal Beach, CA – World number one amateur Patrick Cantlay has joined the Travis Mathew team. Cantlay will begin representing the brand during his professional debut at the Travelers Championship this week.

“This is a big day for the future of the Travis Mathew Brand and Team,” says Travis Mathew President Travis Brasher. “It is not every day that a company gets the opportunity to work with such a bright and talented young man. The fact that Patrick grew up in our backyard, was coached and mentored by Jamie Mulligan, a very close friend to the Travis Mathew Family, and was raised at Virginia Country Club alongside two of our original team members John Mallinger and Peter Tomasulo, is just icing on the cake. We would like to thank Patrick for choosing us as his apparel sponsor and we look forward to watching him grow on and off the golf course.”

Among the many professional golfers who proudly wear the Travis Mathew brand are Masters Champion Bubba Watson, PGA Tour winners John Huh and Chris Kirk, and European Tour star Branden Grace. Cantlay’s long-time friends and fellow Southern California natives John Mallinger and Peter Tomasulo have been involved with the Travis Mathew brand since its inception.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the Travis Mathew team. I have always admired the style and quality of the clothing and I like the fact that the people involved are my friends,” Cantlay said.

Cantlay has already had success on the PGA Tour, finishing low amateur at the 2011 US Open and 2012 Masters Tournament. In 2011, he made the cut in all five of his PGA Tour starts, never finishing outside of the top 25. Cantlay made history at the 2011 Travelers Championship when he fired a second-round 60, the lowest round ever posted by an amateur in a PGA Tour event.

These accomplishments are in addition to a dazzling collegiate and amateur golf career. While at UCLA, Cantlay won four college tournaments and earned several accolades. Most recently, he was the recipient of the Hogan Award, honoring the player with the most outstanding collegiate and amateur record. He also won the Haskins Award, the Jack Nicklaus Award, the Phil Mickelson Award, and the Mark H. McCormack Medal.

“I couldn’t be happier to welcome Patrick to the Travis Mathew team,” says Chris Rosaasen, President and Creative Director at Travis Mathew. “He naturally carries himself with a very old-school California cool aesthetic. It will be fun to work together with him and help define his own unique Travis Mathew style.”

 

Nike Golf Adds Dylan Frittelli to The Nike Athlete Roster

Nike Golf Adds Dylan Frittelli to The Nike Athlete Roster

BEAVERTON, Ore. (June 19, 2012) – Nike Golf has announced that Dylan Frittelli will join the roster of talented Nike Golf athletes as he makes his professional debut this week at the BMW International in Cologne, Germany.  He will sport Nike Golf head-to-toe, play a Nike bag and clubs.

Frittelli spent the last four years representing the University of Texas and finished his college career ranked third in the individual college rankings.

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Frittelli won the 2008 South African Boys Championship and was ranked number one on both the South African Amateur rankings and South African Junior Rankings. His college career was nothing short of spectacular, concluding at the NCAA Championships where he sunk a 30ft birdie putt to solidify the win for the Texas Longhorns at Riviera Country Club two weeks ago.

Through his excellent senior year Frittelli earned 1st Team All American status and won the 2012 Byron Nelson Award, given to the collegiate golfer with the best playing, academic and community service record.

Frittelli expressed, “I enjoyed developing my talent at the University of Texas and feel I am ready to take the next step as a professional golfer. Turning pro and joining the Nike Golf team is a dream come true and I look forward to developing my career with Nike. ”

Mark Thaxton, Global Director of Sports Marketing Operations for Nike Golf, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Dylan into the Nike Golf family.  He led an impressive amateur career and we look forward to helping him succeed as a professional.”

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Frittelli’s Nike Golf Arsenal
§  Driver: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 8.5-degree
§  Fairway Wood: Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood/15-degree
§  Hybrid: Nike VR Pro 19-degree
§  Irons:  Nike VR Pro Combo (4-PW)
§  Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52-, 56- and 58-degree
§  Putter: Nike Method 004
§  Apparel:  Nike Golf Tour Performance Collection
§  Footwear:  Nike Lunar Control

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Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great game by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable athletes to perform at their physical and mental peak.  For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nikegolf.com. To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit http://www.twitter.com/nikegolf and go to http://www.facebook.com/nikegolf to become a fan on Facebook.  Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit http://www.nikegolf.com/presscenter. For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf’s public relations representative in respective countries for information.

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Cheyenne Woods Joins Nike Golf

Cheyenne Woods Joins Nike Golf

-2011 ACC champ signs multi-year agreement-

BEAVERTON, Ore. (June 8, 2012) – Nike Golf is proud to announce that two-time All American, Cheyenne Woods, has signed a multi-year agreement with Nike Golf.  She kicked off her professional career as a head-to-toe Nike athlete at this week’s Wegman’s LPGA Championship. Woods represents the Swoosh by using Nike Golf clubs, ball, footwear, glove, bag, apparel, headwear and accessories.

Woods, the niece of Nike Golf Athlete, Tiger Woods, is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University. In addition to her outstanding junior and college career, Woods earned her Communications degree before turning pro.

The 2011 ACC champ set multiple records in her four years at Wake Forest.  In her senior year, Woods finished with the lowest single-season scoring average in school history at 73.47. She is one of three players in school-history to post three under-par rounds at the same tournament and had the third-most rounds (36) at par or better in school-history.

“Now that I am solely focused on golf, I am eager and ready to make this my career,” Woods said of her recent decision to follow a professional career. “Turning pro is what I’ve dreamed about my entire life. I’ve been playing since I was 5 years old. The fact that I have the opportunity to turn pro is incredible.”

On joining Nike Golf, Woods expressed, “I could not be more excited and proud to represent the Swoosh. Watching Tiger, I have grown up loving the brand and I am thrilled to be a part of the Nike Golf family.”

Mark Thaxton, Global Director of Sports Marketing Operations for Nike Golf, said, “We are excited to welcome Cheyenne into the Nike Golf family. We’re eager to work with her to ensure that she is equipped with the best tools for her success. Woods was a stand-out player for Wake Forest and we are confident she will stand out for Nike Golf as well.”

Woods has qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in July and will participate in LPGA Q-School later this year.

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Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great game by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable athletes to perform at their physical and mental peak.  For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nikegolf.com.  To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit http://www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on Facebook go to http://www.facebook.com/nikegolf. Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit http://www.nikegolf.com/presscenter.  For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf’s public relations representative.

LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. Introduces Michael Allen as a Brand Ambassador

LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. Introduces Michael Allen as a Brand Ambassador

Champions Tour Star to Premiere LINKSOUL Summer 2012 Collection
During This Week’s U.S. Open Championship at Olympic Club

(OCEANSIDE, CA) – LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. – the new golf-lifestyle apparel collection by the legendary founder of the Ashworth and Fidra brands – announces that Champions Tour star Michael Allen has become a brand ambassador and will premiere the company’s Summer 2012 collection during this week’s U.S. Open Championship.

Currently the Champions Tour’s leading money winner, Allen’s exceptional season includes two victories, five additional top-10s and only one finish outside the top 20. The Scottsdale resident qualified for the 2012 U.S. Open by firing rounds of 67-70 at Lake Merced Golf Club and TPC Harding Park.

“I’ve been seeking clothing that feels comfortable and looks great,” says Allen.  “Now I’ve found it and I really look forward to an exceptional relationship with John and the entire LINKSOUL team.”

The LINKSOUL Summer 2012 collection is now available exclusively at discerning specialty golf merchandisers throughout North America. It features a carefully curated selection of polos, shorts, lightweight jackets and sweaters built from natural performance materials such as innosoft cotton, micro merino wool and linen. These easy-to-care-for garments cater specifically to the needs of style-conscious men seeking a comfortable alternative to “golf uniform” technical pieces.

“Michael is a down-to-earth, great guy who possesses tremendous talent,” says Ashworth. “We’re lucky to have such a positive influence serving as a brand ambassador.”

A member at Olympic Club since age 14, Allen is fulfilling a personal quest by competing in this year’s championship. He turned professional in 1984 and played on the PGA, European and Nationwide Tours prior to breaking out on the over-50 circuit. His Champions Tour arrival was heralded by a win in his debut event, the 2009 Senior PGA Championship.

For more information: http://www.linksoul.com, 510.618.1200

About LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. and LINKSOUL CLUB custom branding

More a philosophy than a brand, the mission of LINKSOUL is to reconnect golfers with the art and soul of the game. Crafted by legendary apparel designer John Ashworth – founder of the Ashworth and Fidra brands – LINKSOUL represents the evolution of his fashion sensibilities for a golfer’s way of life.

The LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. collection is marked by a return to luxurious, lightweight cotton. Remarkably easy to care for and incredibly comfortable, the garments provide true and natural performance and are an ideal alternative to 100 percent polyester clothing.

Founded in 2005 and formerly known as Pima Direct, LINKSOUL CLUB custom branding is a leader in custom branded apparel for the golf industry. It offers unprecedented value and industry-best margins and services nearly 2,000 accounts worldwide – including Ryder Cup, major championships and PGA Tour event sites. The collection features a full-range of tops, bottoms, sweaters and outerwear crafted from rich materials like SUPIMA cotton and eco-friendly tech blends.

More information: http://www.linksoul.com, 510.618.1200

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Tin Cup® Debuts University of Oregon, UVA, Texas Tech Officially-Licensed Collegiate Golf Ball Mark

Tin Cup® Debuts University of Oregon, UVA, Texas Tech Officially-Licensed Collegiate Golf Ball Marking Stencils

Popular Alma Mater Collection Includes 30+ Styles Representing Universities Nationwide

(FALLS CHURCH, VA) – Tin Cup Products, LLC – maker of patented, Made in the USA golf ball marking stencils – announces the addition of University of Oregon and Texas Tech as well as a new University of Virginia style to its popular collection of more than 30 officially-licensed college cups.

Constructed from 100 percent stainless steel, the Tin Cup ($19.95 each) personalization process takes just seconds, as players simply place the stencil over a ball and trace the template using an ultra fine point permanent Sharpie. The newest designs include:
Texas Tech – two stencils offered, one depicts “TT” displaying the school’s most identified symbol, the other “Tech” reflects the university’s rich heritage in technology

University of Oregon – features signature “O” that represents the state’s flagship institution of higher learning

University of Virginia – showcases “V-Sabre” recognized and beloved by Cavaliers fans and alumni worldwide
“Week after week we receive requests from alumni, students and die-hard fans that their school’s logo be added to the Tin Cup collection,” says Cabell Fooshe, Vice President of Tin Cup. “Our collegiate styles have been hot sellers online and in golf shops around the country and we anticipate these additions will be in high demand for holidays, tournaments, corporate outings, wedding parties and other events.”

Since being named “Best New Product” at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, the company has grown rapidly. The ever-expanding Tin Cup collection now features more than 90 designs, including a wide range of emblems from all four major military branches and visualization/game improvement marks.

Complementing popular styles like Luck of the Irish, Five O’Clock Somewhere and Jolly Roger, new products are introduced each month. An affordable customization program used by well-known corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities and many others is also available.

For more information: http://www.tin-cup.com, 888.984.6287.

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About Tin Cup Products, LLC

Used by PGA, European, Champions and LPGA Tour players, Tin Cup’s patented golf ball marking stencils are crafted from 100 percent stainless steel and Made in the USA. The entire personalization process takes just seconds, as players simply place the Tin Cup of their choice over a golf ball and trace the design using an ultra fine point permanent Sharpie.

In addition to more than 90 existing models, Tin Cup introduces new stencils monthly. Its customization program provides low minimums, affordable pricing and prompt delivery for corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities, events and others seeking a distinctive gift.

Tin Cup stencils are currently sold at more than 900 retail locations worldwide, including PGA Superstore, Edwin Watts, Roger Dunn and Golfsmith, as well as elite clubs and resorts like Baltusrol, Bandon Dunes, Congressional, Kingsmill, Medinah, Reynolds Plantation, The Boulders, Torrey Pines, Wailea and Sea Island. The company also has distribution in Canada, the UK and Japan.

Nike Golf Redefines Golf Footwear with the Release of the Nike FREE-Inspired TW ‘13 Shoes

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Nike Golf Redefines Golf Footwear with the Release of the Nike FREE-Inspired TW ‘13 Shoes

BEAVERTON, Ore. (May 31, 2012) – Nike Golf’s relentless pursuit of innovation continues to deliver technology that makes golfers better.  Proof positive is the creation of one of the most talked about golf shoes in the industry, the new Nike TW ‘13, inspired by Nike FREE technology.

Tiger Woods began the marketplace buzz when he debuted the prototypes on Tour last summer.  The distinctive shoes will now be available to consumers starting June 8, 2012. 

The inspiration behind the Nike TW ‘13 footwear began with Woods himself.  He asked for a shoe that gave him the performance fit and feel as his Nike FREE shoes when he runs and trains. That question ignited collaboration between Woods, Nike Golf’s footwear creation team and Nike’s Innovation Kitchen, led by Tobie Hatfield.

“I train with Nike FREE technology all the time,” said Woods. “I love training in it, running in it, lifting in it. So I asked, why can’t I play golf in it?”

After Woods shared his insights, Nike’s footwear team immediately went to work.  The result is an iconic shoe with Nike’s natural motion engineered outsole, inspired by Nike FREE technology.

“Now my feet are stronger and I feel more athletic,” said Woods. “These shoes provide freedom of movement and allow me to release more power through my swing.”

To view the Nike FREE-Inspired TW ’13 commercial, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4wGVv-d0d8

The natural motion engineered outsole is designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot, coupled with the protection and traction of a lightweight performance golf shoe. This innovative outsole allows the athlete to keep contact with the ground longer, better harnessing the energy of the foot to the shoe and, therefore, the shoe to the ground.

“An athlete trains every other part of their body, except maybe their foot,” said Hatfield. “Natural motion technology helps increase the strength of the muscles and flexibility within the foot. It brings out the human potential for each athlete.”

The Nike TW ’13 also features the new Nike Dynamic Fit support system.  Targeted support delivers unprecedented strength-to-weight ratio and one-to-one fitted support. Flywire-infused nylon straps extend 360° from the footbed to the lacing system, securing the foot for an adaptive fit that provides golfers stability with mobility.

To ensure that the TW ’13 upper moves in concert with the Dynamic Fit system, designers turned to Nike’s Innovation Kitchen to source the multidirectional stretch synthetic available in Tiger’s signature colors of White or Black with Red accents.

Available: June 8, 2012
MSRP:  $220   MAP/Street:  $180
Colorways: White or Black with red accents

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Located at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better.  For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nikegolf.com.  To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit http://www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on Facebook go to http://www.facebook.com/nikegolf .  To view Nike Golf videos subscribe to our You Tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/nikegolf .  Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit http://www.nikegolf.com/presscenter .  For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf’s public relations representative in respective countries for information.
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Nike Golf Redefines Golf Footwear with the Release of the Nike FREE-Inspired TW ‘13 Shoes

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Nike Golf Redefines Golf Footwear with the Release of the Nike FREE-Inspired TW ‘13 Shoes

BEAVERTON, Ore. (May 31, 2012) – Nike Golf’s relentless pursuit of innovation continues to deliver technology that makes golfers better.  Proof positive is the creation of one of the most talked about golf shoes in the industry, the new Nike TW ‘13, inspired by Nike FREE technology.

Tiger Woods began the marketplace buzz when he debuted the prototypes on Tour last summer.  The distinctive shoes will now be available to consumers starting June 8, 2012. 

The inspiration behind the Nike TW ‘13 footwear began with Woods himself.  He asked for a shoe that gave him the performance fit and feel as his Nike FREE shoes when he runs and trains. That question ignited collaboration between Woods, Nike Golf’s footwear creation team and Nike’s Innovation Kitchen, led by Tobie Hatfield.

“I train with Nike FREE technology all the time,” said Woods. “I love training in it, running in it, lifting in it. So I asked, why can’t I play golf in it?”

After Woods shared his insights, Nike’s footwear team immediately went to work.  The result is an iconic shoe with Nike’s natural motion engineered outsole, inspired by Nike FREE technology.

“Now my feet are stronger and I feel more athletic,” said Woods. “These shoes provide freedom of movement and allow me to release more power through my swing.”

To view the Nike FREE-Inspired TW ’13 commercial, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4wGVv-d0d8

The natural motion engineered outsole is designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot, coupled with the protection and traction of a lightweight performance golf shoe. This innovative outsole allows the athlete to keep contact with the ground longer, better harnessing the energy of the foot to the shoe and, therefore, the shoe to the ground.

“An athlete trains every other part of their body, except maybe their foot,” said Hatfield. “Natural motion technology helps increase the strength of the muscles and flexibility within the foot. It brings out the human potential for each athlete.”

The Nike TW ’13 also features the new Nike Dynamic Fit support system.  Targeted support delivers unprecedented strength-to-weight ratio and one-to-one fitted support. Flywire-infused nylon straps extend 360° from the footbed to the lacing system, securing the foot for an adaptive fit that provides golfers stability with mobility.

To ensure that the TW ’13 upper moves in concert with the Dynamic Fit system, designers turned to Nike’s Innovation Kitchen to source the multidirectional stretch synthetic available in Tiger’s signature colors of White or Black with Red accents.

Available: June 8, 2012
MSRP:  $220   MAP/Street:  $180
Colorways: White or Black with red accents

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Located at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better.  For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nikegolf.com.  To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit http://www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on Facebook go to http://www.facebook.com/nikegolf .  To view Nike Golf videos subscribe to our You Tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/nikegolf .  Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit http://www.nikegolf.com/presscenter .  For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf’s public relations representative in respective countries for information.
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KENTWOOL Staff Player Bubba Watson Premieres Limited-Edition Charity Sock at U.S. Open Championship

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KENTWOOL Staff Player Bubba Watson to Premiere Limited-Edition Charity Sock at
2012 U.S. Open Championship

Red, White and Blue Style Benefits Greenville, SC Children’s Shelter through
‘Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million’ Initiative

(GREENVILLE, SC) – KENTWOOL – the 169-year-old, family-owned American textile innovator – announces a limited-edition Tour Profile performance golf sock in red, white and blue is now available at http://www.kentwoolsocks.com with sales benefitting Pendleton Place, a Greenville, SC-based children’s charity as part of the “Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million” initiative.

Offered through July 15 and slated to be worn during the U.S. Open by 2012 Master’s champion Bubba Watson, the socks ($19.95) feature a navy base with red and white accents. From each sale, $5 will be donated to support Pendleton Place, which provides abused and neglected children with shelter and care in a nurturing environment.

Working with the “Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million,” KENTWOOL will help the organization reach its goal of raising $1 million for charity through Watson’s own efforts and the support of his partners and sponsors.

“Bubba is one of the most committed guys on Tour when it comes to raising money in support of worthy causes,” says Mark Kent. “He’s such a great ambassador and joining forces to raise money for a tremendous charity is something that means a lot to me and the KENTWOOL family.”

Currently No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Watson shot to worldwide fame following his historic playoff victory at Augusta National. Since joining the PGA Tour in 2006, the long-hitting Floridian has won three other titles, including the 2010 Travelers Championship, 2011 Farmers Insurance Open and Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

“KENTWOOL offers an amazing, American-made product that keeps my feet feeling great all the time,” says Watson. “I love rocking these socks and, with the support of my fans, am excited to help make a difference in the lives of some really deserving kids.”

Crafted from a proprietary blend of fine merino wool and high-tech fibers for superior moisture management, the socks come with a 100 percent blister-free guarantee. Featuring WINDspun technology that infuses the fibers with air, KENTWOOL Golf Socks have an innovative, micro-climate system that wick moisture and provide superior odor control. This creates unrivaled cushioning at micro-stress points along the foot, enhancing comfort and energy levels while reducing injury risk.

Retailing from $19.95 to $24.95, KENTWOOL golf socks are available in the ankle-length Tour and Low Profile models for both genders and mid-calf Tour Standard crafted exclusively for men.

In addition to Watson, they are worn in competition by scores of Tour stars worldwide, including Matt Kuchar, Jonathan Byrd, Ryann O’Toole, Peter Jacobsen, Duffy Waldorf, Brendon de Jonge, Tom Gillis, Jane Park, Charles Warren, Kevin Johnson, Kristy McPherson, Shasta Averyhardt, Jenny Suh, Sarah Kemp, Jenny Gleason, Meaghan Francella and Jenny Hong.

For more information: http://www.KENTWOOLSocks.com, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769).

About Pendleton Place

Since its founding in 1975, Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter has been filling an important need in the Upstate South Carolina community by providing a place of safety and comfort for children who have been hurt by abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Pendleton Place provides emergency shelter and residential services for boys (birth – 11) and girls (birth – 21). When children arrive at Pendleton Place, they are often hungry, dirty, sick, or have injuries that require medical treatment. All are emotionally traumatized and in need of special attention to make them feel safe again. Much more than a roof over their heads, Pendleton Place provides the structure, support, and professional guidance these children need to begin the healing process.

Visit Pendleton Place on the web: http://www.pendletonplace.org  facebook.com/pendletonplace

About KENTWOOL

Founded in 1843, KENTWOOL continues to be one of the nation’s longest-running, family-owned textile companies.  KENTWOOL is the only company in the western hemisphere — and one of 50 in the world — to receive the Usterized Quality Certification indicating the highest level of quality assurance in yarn production.

An avid golfer, KENTWOOL CEO Mark Kent had the idea to produce the “World’s Best Golf Sock” after standing in the 18th fairway of the BMW Nationwide Tour Pro-Am tending to blistered, bleeding feet instead of concentrating on the eagle opportunity guaranteeing him a spot in the final round.

Born from that moment is golf’s leading, premium merino wool golf sock. It enables golfers of all abilities to play their best while benefiting from abrasion and fatigue resistance, as well as KENTWOOL’s blister-free guarantee. KENTWOOL utilizes its nearly two-century-old heritage of superiority in textiles to create socks which draw upon wool’s natural and cool performance fibers for moisture management, sheer comfort and other performance-enhancing benefits.

Based in Greenville, SC, all KENTWOOL products are made in the USA.

For more information: http://www.KENTWOOLSocks.com, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769).

Dancin’ Dogg Golf Introduces Golden Gate Club for OptiShot Infrared Simulator

Dancin’ Dogg Golf Introduces Golden Gate Club for OptiShot Infrared Simulator

Celebrated Bay Area Layout Now Part of Premium Course Library Ahead of U.S. Open Week

(TRAVERSE CITY, MI) – Dancin’ Dogg Golf – maker of the OptiShot Infrared Simulator, the ultimate in-home virtual golf system – has added Golden Gate Club, a true-to-life replication of one of the most prestigious and classic major championship venues, to its premium course portfolio.

A five-time host of the U.S. Open championship, Golden Gate Club is one of the nation’s most historic layouts. Recently ranked among America’s top-30 courses by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, its sloping, tree-lined fairways and small, well-bunkered greens have challenged the world’s top players since opening in 1918.

“Thanks to the hard work of our talented, in-house design team, we’re able to launch Golden Gate Club to coincide with the 2012 U.S. Open,” says Brandon Theophilus, CEO of Dancin’ Dogg Golf. “This allows OptiShot users to watch the championship during the day and play a precise replica of the course using their own clubs that evening, or anytime afterward.”

Like the company’s other premium layouts – including Atlanta Highlands, Capitol Club, Monterey Classic, Old Scot, Ponte Vedra, Royal St. Marks and Whispering Dunes – Golden Gate Club can be downloaded at http://www.dancindogg.com for a one-time fee of $49.95.

OptiShot (MSRP: $399.95) connects with Windows computers via a plug-and-play interface and requires only 8-½ feet of swing space. With their own clubs, up to four players per round can compete by hitting real balls, foam balls (provided) or no ball at all. Infrared sensors on a durable swing pad precisely record club-head speed, face angle, swing path, distance, tempo, face contact and ball flight. In addition to Core courses that come with the system, OptiShot users can practice and compete on the par-3 option or a realistic driving range.

Dancin’ Dogg Golf was recently ranked one of America’s fast-growing entrepreneurial companies by Inc. Magazine, placing No. 358 on the prestigious Inc. 500 list for 2011. This honor was based on the company’s 951.2% revenue growth from 2007 through 2010.

More information:  http://www.dancindogg.com, http://www.facebook.com/dancindogg, 866.941.3644.

About Dancin’ Dogg Golf

Based in Traverse City, MI, Dancin’ Dogg Golf was founded in 2005 and specializes in developing innovative technologies. The company was recently named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of America’s fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies. Other distinctions include winning ScoreGolf’s 2010 Research & Development Award and earning recognition on the list of “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” for 2012. Dancin’ Dogg’s product range is highlighted by the OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator and its expanding library of world class courses that golfers play anytime, anywhere. Durable and built to last, OptiShot comes with a 180-day warranty and has been heralded by leading authorities nationwide, including GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, Sports Illustrated, Wired and Golf Channel.