Ian Poulter Steps Out in Ferrari Golf Leather Shoe and Ferrari Luxury Golf Bag

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Ian Poulter Steps Out in Ferrari Golf Leather Shoe and Ferrari Luxury Golf Bag in First Round of Deutsche Bank Championship

CARLSBAD, CA (August 31, 2012) – Today, Ian Poulter stepped onto the TPC Boston golf course wearing the Ferrari Golf Leather Shoe and using a custom version of the Ferrari Luxury Golf Bag; both items from the Ferrari Golf Collection engineered by COBRA PUMA GOLF that hit retail stores earlier this month.

Ian Poulter wore the handmade leather shoes for the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. The Ferrari Golf Leather Shoes are handcrafted in Italy with genuine full grain leather upper and sole. Available in white or black, the shoe is the epitome of fashion and technology. Utilizing PUMA®’s S2Quill technology, the shoe provides superior traction, stability and support while on course. The delicate stitching in the shoe is designed after the interior of a Ferrari car and the sleek silhouette is an understated, luxury look that had heads turning all over the golf course today.

The Ferrari Luxury Golf Bag is crafted in Poltrana Frau Leather, the same leather used in Ferrari GT cars. Ian used a custom black version in today’s round of the D
eutsche Bank Championship. Additional accessories such as the Ferrari Golf Luxury Shoe Bag and Ferrari Golf Luxury Duffel are also made in Poltrana Frau Leather.

The Ferrari Golf Collection was developed through a collaboration with COBRA PUMA GOLF and Ferrari SpA. It brings the most innovative technologies from COBRA PUMA GOLF engineers and Ferrari aerodynamic engineers together with premium materials, packaging and unquestionable style. In addition to the Ferrari Golf Leather Shoe and Ferrari Performance Golf Bag, the collection includes the COBRA Ferrari Driver, Ferrari Golf apparel, Ferrari Luxury Golf Bag and additional smaller accessories such as performance golf gloves, performance visors and more.

The Ferrari Golf Collection engineered by COBRA PUMA GOLF is a full offering of luxury equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. This long-term partnership between COBRA PUMA GOLF and Ferrari SpA is bringing a new type of product to the industry that is both beautiful and technically advanced, truly merging both art and science.

To find an authorized retailer of the Ferrari Golf Collection, visit http://www.ferrarigolfcollection.com

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About COBRA PUMA GOLF

COBRA PUMA GOLF is a corporate division of PUMA North America and combines two strong brands that provide a full range of offerings to the golf industry. COBRA PUMA GOLF is an inclusive company for golfers of all abilities, attitudes and styles who enjoy the game. The portfolio includes COBRA PUMA GOLF’s high performance drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons, as well as PUMA Golf’s sport and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories for both men and women. Fusing performance and style, COBRA PUMA GOLF brings a focus on innovation, technology, compelling design and superior performance with an edge to the global golf marketplace. COBRA PUMA GOLF is a part of PUMA SE, one of the world’s leading sportlifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories.  For more information, visit puma.com/golf and cobragolf.com

Photo Credits: Greg Moore

Bogey Golf Tour Windsor August Results

RESULTS:

WINDSOR CHAPTER- Thursday August 23rd- 70 players in the field for The Visions of Canada BGT Cup Championship at Pointe West.  SUPERIOR SIGNS & MORE BGT CUP Trophies to be presented at The Grondin Financial Group/Sterling Mutuals Invitational at Kingsville on Sunday September 30th.

For Full Stats, skins, long drive, closest to the pin, and the full Superior Signs and More BGT Cup Standings go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/wnd/stats.html .

RACE FOR THE BGT CUP POINTS ARE DOUBLED AT THESE LAST TWO EVENTS OF THE YEAR.

FINAL EVENTS for 2012 Season before the invitational’s:

KITCHENER/WATERLOO CHAPTER- Tuesday September 4th- The Chill Bar & Grill BGT Masters Championship at Whistle Bear, cart, driving range & lunch included for $120 tournament fee.  This is a Major event with an additional $250 in cash prizes compliments of Stan Peppas and The Chill Bar & Grill.  Register by Tuesday August 28th to guarantee your spot.  For more details go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/kit .

KITCHENER/WATERLOO CHAPTER- Saturday September 22nd- The Max’s Golf Centre BGT Cup Championship at Elmira, cart & driving range included for $85 tournament fee.  This is the last chance to accumulate points for the Molson Canadian 67 BGT Cup which will be presented to the winners at the Cedarland BGT Invitational at Grey Silo on October 6th.  For more details go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/kit .

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these great events.

Feel like a pro, on the Bogey Golf Tour,

Todd Grondin
Bogey Golf Tour Owner/Windsor-Detroit Tour Director

Platinum Recording Artist Jordin Sparks To Sing U.S. National Anthem At 2012 Ryder Cup Opening

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MEDINAH, Ill. – The PGA of America is pleased to announce that platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks, star of the new Sony Pictures film “Sparkle”, the youngest winner in “American Idol” history and a past Grammy-Award® nominee, will perform the U.S. National Anthem at the 2012 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies on Sept. 27 at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.

“I’m so honored to have the opportunity to sing our national anthem at the 2012 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies at Medinah,” said Sparks, 22. “The Ryder Cup is one of the most patriotic events in all of sports, and it means a lot to me to represent the United States on such an important stage. I can’t wait to experience such an incredible atmosphere with passionate golf fans from around the world.”

The Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies will also include appearances by U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III and European Ryder Cup Captain José María Olazábal; 2012 U.S and European Ryder Cup players; Justin Timberlake, the first-ever Ambassador for the U.S. Ryder Cup team; past Ryder Cup Captains and additional special guests.

“We’re very excited that Jordin Sparks will be performing the U.S. National Anthem at the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies,” said 2012 Ryder Cup Director Michael Belot. “She’s a great young talent with fans of all ages, and we know our Ryder Cup fans will enjoy her performance.”

For more information about the 2012 Ryder Cup, visit http://www.RyderCup.com.

About the 2012 Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup, among the last great professional sporting events where winning, and not prize money, is its own reward, spans 38 competitions over 84 years. The competition was born in 1927, when enterprising English seed merchant Samuel Ryder commissioned the casting of a gold trophy that bears his name. The U.S. Team defeated Great Britain, 9½ to 2½, in the inaugural matches in Worcester, Mass. The Ryder Cup, recognized as the pre-eminent international team event in golf, has since expanded to involve the finest players of Europe. The United States has posted 25 victories, Great Britain/Europe has won 11 times, and there have been two ties. Europe currently has possession of the Ryder Cup trophy, thanks to a thrilling 14½-13½ victory over the United States in October 2010 in Wales. The 39th Ryder Cup will be held Sept. 25-30 at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.

Media Site: http://www.rydercup.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RyderCupTeamUSA
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RyderCupTeamUSA

About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

Slammin’ Sam Beer Premieres at The Homestead Resort and Sam Snead’s Tavern

Slammin’ Sam Beer Premieres at The Homestead Resort and Sam Snead’s Tavern

Smoothest Beer in Golf™ Inspired by Legendary Sam Snead

(PINEHURST, NC) – Slammin’ Sam Beer Company announces The Homestead Resort and Sam Snead’s Tavern in Hot Springs, VA, have joined the growing list of fine establishments serving Slammin’ Sam™, a craft-brewed premium American lager inspired by the late Sam Snead, one of golf’s greatest gentlemen and champions.

Initially launched in early July at The Greenbrier Resort coinciding with the centennial of Snead’s birth, Slammin’ Sam is currently available in bottles and cans depicting vintage Snead images from the 1950s and 60s. A thirst-quenching premium lager geared toward active lifestyle consumers, Slammin’ Sam features an exceptionally balanced finish that makes it the Smoothest Beer in Golf.

“Dad would be real proud to know the place where he started caddying as a boy – and had so many great experiences – is now serving a beer with his name on it,” says Snead’s son, Jack. “If he were alive today I know he’d think this one is as smooth as his legendary swing.”

Made in Wisconsin by Stevens Point Brewery – a World Beer Cup multiple Gold Medal award winner – Slammin’ Sam showcases a proprietary recipe developed by Ray Klimovitz, recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Life Service Award from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. It will soon be offered at renowned resorts throughout North America, as well as golf courses, restaurants, bars and other locations.

“Out of the gate, response to our beer, and the lasting resonance of the Snead name, has been off the charts,” says Casey Bierer, Founder and CEO of Slammin’ Sam Beer Company and a former producer-reporter with Golf Channel. “We’re working hard to meet demand and will soon announce a number of partnerships, including one with a U.S. Open host.”

Possessor of a prodigious, self-taught swing, Snead captured seven major championships and an all-time record 82 PGA Tour titles during a professional career spanning six decades. A player on seven and captain of three U.S. Ryder Cup teams, his countless honors include winning PGA Player of the Year (1949) and the Vardon Trophy (1938, 49, 50 and 55). Snead, who passed away in 2002 at age 89, is also a member of the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame and World Golf Hall of Fame.

For more information: http://www.facebook.com/SlamminSamBeerCompany or @SlamminSamBeer.

About Slammin’ Sam Beer Company

A new venture, Slammin’ Sam Beer Company holds an exclusive, worldwide license with the estate of Sam Snead, one of golf’s greatest gentlemen and champions. The company’s first introduction, Slammin’ Sam™, is a craft-brewed premium American lager with a refreshing taste and exceptionally balanced finish. Inspired by the legendary, self-taught swing of the PGA Tour’s all-time wins leader, it has been created to be the Smoothest Beer in Golf™.

Developed using a proprietary recipe developed by Ray Klimovitz, recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Life Service Award from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, Slammin’ Sam is produced by the industry’s most respected contract breweries. Initially available at The Greenbrier Resort – which Snead called his professional home for more than 60 years – Slammin’ Sam will also be offered at other renowned resorts, as well as golf courses, restaurants, bars and everywhere beer is sold. Targeting golfers and all active lifestyle consumers, Slammin’ Sam is sold in cans, bottles, and kegs. The line’s packaging and marketing depict famous images of Snead from the 1950s and 60s.

ColdFusion Golf Balls For Cold Weather Play

The Weather Is About to Change…Your Golf Ball Needs To!

CARY, N.C., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/—That’s the beauty of the ColdFusion Cold Weather Golf Ball … it maintains your feel and distance in colder weather!

ColdFusion Golf, Inc. (http://www.coldfusiongolf.com), the leader in cold weather golf equipment, reminds you that the fall season is just around the corner, and with the drop in temperature, the performance of your regular golf ball drops as well. The ColdFusion Cold Weather Golf Ball is the easiest way to insure that ball performance is unaffected by the elements.

Driven by CPC Technology (Cold Powered Core), ColdFusion is the only golf ball designed to play remarkably well when seasonal changes hinder the performance of avid golfers.

“It’s always fun to take a sleeve of ColdFusion balls out of the freezer at our test site and have a golfer hit a few into our hitting bay,” says John DuBois and Curtis Colvin of ColdFusion Golf. “The look on their face is priceless when they see how well the ball reacts.”

Tested…Tried…and True…ColdFusion keeps its compression and spin in less than ideal conditions, so golfers continue to play well and score!

“I used your ColdFusion golf balls … the temperature was in the low 50’s … your ball performed above expectations! … Exceptionally effective with the hybrids and woods.”—Dale “Uncle Dirt” Anderson

ColdFusion eliminates frustration in the golfers mind by answering the question, “Is it me or my ball?” Simply put…it’s your ball.

“I started a round in 44-degree weather with a high end Bridgestone B330-S. On the 3rd hole I tried the ColdFusion ball and couldn’t believe the difference! … The Bridgestone felt like a rock compared to the ColdFusion.”—Joe Baugh

Exclusively designed for cold weather play, the ColdFusion Cold Weather Golf Ball is the best golf ball when temperatures fall below 60 degrees, making it an incredible cold weather performer! Be sure to get yours before the weather changes.

About ColdFusion Golf, Inc.:

ColdFusion Golf, Inc. is the leader in innovative golf products. Founded in September 2009 by Curtis Colvin and John DuBois, the company seeks to provide golfers with cold weather solutions to maintain their game. The company’s products are available at http://www.coldfusiongolf.com.

For additional information, contact:
Curtis Colvin
ColdFusion Golf, Inc.
919-924-7499
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NZ Tiger Tour returns for 2013   with private, commercial jet options

NAPIER, New Zealand—The Tiger Tour, golf’s most intriguing and expensive itinerary, will return for 2013 with an upgrade: private jet service between venues all across New Zealand’s North and South islands.

Incorporating the best of New Zealand’s many attractions—including two of the top-rated golf courses in the world—the Tiger Tour features nine nights at three award-winning lodges and access to dozens of out-of-this-world destination options, including the famous glaciers of Milford Sound.

The Tiger Tour is the vision of Julian H. Robertson, Jr., the American hedge-fund legend whose immensely successful Tiger Fund inspired the Tour’s name. Robertson’s 30-year love affair with New Zealand inspired him to develop the three luxury lodges and two world-class golf courses that form the Tiger Tour’s core. To all of this, The Tiger Tour adds an extra-special component: the unique, disarming charm of its Kiwi hosts.

“The Tiger Tour is really Mr. Robertson’s invitation to see and experience this country as he sees it, and discover as he has the immense charm of New Zealand’s landscape and people,” said Ryan Brandeburg, director of golf at Kauri Cliffs GC in Bay of Islands, NZ, and its sister course, Cape Kidnappers GC here in Napier.

“Mr. Robertson is a golfer, and he has experienced first hand the advantages and practicalities of traveling about the country by private jet. Accordingly, for 2013, we’re offering two separate Tiger Tour itineraries, one with flights provided by Air New Zealand, and another where guests travel by private jet and EC-130 helicopter.”

The Tiger Tour by private jet, limited to a maximum of four couples, kicks off in Napier at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers on 11 March 2013. From there the Tour moves south to the alpine lake village of Queenstown, where guests stay at Matakauri Lodge, before proceeding to the subtropical far north and The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Pricing for this itinerary is NZ$24,900 per person (+15% NZ goods & services tax).

The Tiger Tour conducted via commercial airline begins at Matakauri Lodge on 15 April 2013, before moving to Cape Kidnappers and concluding at Kauri Cliffs. The price tag for this option is NZ$13,900 per person (+tax) and space is limited to eight couples.

Both itineraries are inclusive of all meals, green fees and ground transport between lodges, airports and excursions. It also includes air transport between the three lodges, though guests are responsible for delivering themselves to the initial property at the start of each tour. “This is the same way we ran the Tiger Tour in 2012,” said Brandeburg, “as we found it provides a lot more flexibility for people who want to add nights or other destinations within New Zealand and Australia.”

For more information and to request a detailed itinerary for both tours, contact the Lodge Reservations Team at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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. Further details can also be had at any of the three resort websites: http://www.capekidnappers.com, http://www.kauricliffs.com, and http://www.matakaurilodge.com

Robertson started Tiger Management Corp., also known as The Tiger Fund, in 1980, with US$8 million in capital. By 1998, its holdings had climbed to $22 billion. After closing his Tiger Fund in 2000, Robertson started to use his own capital, experience, and infrastructure to support and finance (to “seed”) select up-and-coming hedge fund managers. By September 2009, Robertson has helped launching 38 hedge funds (“Tiger Seeds”) in return for a stake in their fund management companies. Apart from those Tiger Seeds, a considerable number of analysts and managers Robertson employed and mentored at Tiger Management went out on their own and continue to operate some of the best-known hedge-fund firms, known as “Tiger Cubs”.

The Robertson family first ventured to New Zealand in 1978. The development of Kauri Cliffs, near the northern the tip of New Zealand’s North Island, came to fruition at the turn of the century. The golf club debuted in 2000, followed closely by The Lodge. The Tom Doak-designed Cape Kidnappers GC opened outside Napier in 2004, followed by The Farm at Cape Kidnappers a year later. Matakauri Lodge debuted in the South Island resort Mecca of Queenstown in 2010.

While Tiger Tour 2013 provides an opportunity to experience some of the most unique, contrasting, untouched scenery on Earth—from private pink-sand beaches and spectacular volcanoes, to lakes, mountains and monolithic glaciers—the stars of the Tiger Tour are undoubtedly the five Robertson-developed properties that serve as hosts.

In its 2012 ranking of all golf courses located outside the United States, Golf Digest U.S.—the definitive source of world course rankings since it pioneered the practice in 1966—placed both Cape Kidnappers GC (#6), and sister club, Kauri Cliffs GC (#19), in its prestigious Top 100. The ultra-scenic Jack’s Point Golf Club represents the golfing option for Tiger Tour guests in Queenstown.

The accommodations on the Tiger Tour are no less feted. Indeed, they have all three proved to be darlings of the international travel press:
* The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, a veranda-wrapped plantation house with adjoining guest cottages, was named the 6th best hotel in the world, according to the 2011 Condé Nast Traveller readers’ poll, and this year received a first-ever perfect score for service, as part of Travel+Leisure magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards.
* In 2010, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers was named to Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Top 50 Hotels”. It also earned Gold List status from Condé Nast Traveller for 2012.
* Located in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Matakauri would, within a year of its grand opening, earn a place on Condé Nast Traveller’s “2011 Hot List”, while simultaneously making a comprehensive N.Z. golf tour feasible.

“We’re certainly persuaded that no golf tour can top the Tiger Tour in terms of golf course and accommodation quality, but the Tiger Tour is frankly far more than a golf tour,” Brandeburg said. “There are just so many incredible activities included in these two itineraries: vineyard visits, horseback riding, ocean sailing, jet-boating trips down the Dart River, and heli-tours of Milford Sound and Hokianga Harbour at the very northern tip of New Zealand.

“Dining in all three lodges is a true gourmet experience. Merely exploring the properties at Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs, each some 2500 hectares in size, is something special. Where else would one be able to track and observe rare Kiwi birds in a natural habitat?

“We feel the Tiger Tour for 2013 is the quintessential New Zealand experience—the opportunity to best experience this country, in boutique luxury, while mingling with real Kiwis, human and otherwise.”

CHAMP SPIKES USED BY PGA CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER

CHAMP SPIKES USED BY PGA CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER

Company’s Innovative Traction Technology Continues to
Dominate in Major Championships

(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 at the 2012 PGA Championship relied on its renowned spikes, according to Darrell Survey.

The victory at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, SC, marked the 30th time in the past 40 majors that the winner has selected CHAMP spikes. In securing his second career major title, the champion relied on the ProStinger® model with its unique blend of metal and plastic traction technology.

“One championship after the next, it’s our spikes that ensure players have the traction, stability and comfort necessary to hoist the trophy,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “We continue to be the dominant brand at the professional level and offer a large variety of options to suit all preferences.”

The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes were used by three of the four major winners in 2012. Beyond the cleat category, the company offers a wide range of products. These include the recently launched 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.

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Club Glove to Highlight New TRS Ballistic Luggage Pieces at 2012 PGA Fall Expo

Club Glove to Highlight New TRS Ballistic Luggage Pieces and Digital Camo Color Option at 2012 PGA Fall Expo

Industry Leaders Complete Made-in-the-USA Product Range on Display at Booth 717

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) – Club Glove® – a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of premium travel bags, golf bags, club covers, accessories and luggage – will showcase additions to its ultra-premium line of TRS Ballistic luggage and a new Digital Camo color option alongside its expansive range of Made-in-the-USA products at the 2012 PGA Fall Expo, booth 717, Aug. 20-22 in Las Vegas.

Now available in shoulder bag and backpack models, the TRS Ballistic collection is specifically crafted to complement the first-class travel experience. It offers double the abrasion resistance and four times the tear resistance of other top brands. This is made possible by U.S.-woven, military-spec INVISTA CORDURA®. The 1050 denier Ballistic Nylon fabric is standard in all TRS Ballistic pieces, including the original Carry-On, Check-In and Check-In XL offerings.

A modern camouflage pattern of green, tan and brown, Digital Camo is now available in select golf and lifestyle pieces from the company’s celebrated lineup. These include the award-winning Last Bag – which was recently honored as one of the game’s “10 Best Innovations.”

“We always look forward to spending time at the Fall Expo and sharing our latest innovations with so many key partners from across the country,” says company founder Jeff Herold. “Whether it’s our luggage, golf travel bags, Caddy Towels, golf bags, sunglasses or accessories, at this point we’re offering superb products for just about everyone.”

Since it debuted in 2011, TRS Ballistic has gained an exceptionally loyal following among PGA Tour stars. To date, more than 100 top-ranked players have “Gone Ballistic,” including Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Bill Haas, Kyle Stanley, Camilo Villegas, Johnson Wagner, Mark Wilson, Davis Love III, Chris DiMarco, Jonathan Byrd, David Toms, Scott Stallings, Charles Howell III, Martin Laird and Sean O’Hair. Other celebrity athletes endorsing TRS Ballistic include Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox.

Available in solid black or a fashionable two-tone black and bronze color scheme, the TRS Ballistic line consists of backpack ($349), shoulder bag ($349), carry-on ($699), check-in ($750) and XL check-in ($799) options. When used as a set, travelers can take advantage of Club Glove’s renowned, patent-pending Train Reaction system. This allows for quick and easy bag connection while drastically reducing the effort needed to pull or push gear by creating a perfect center of gravity and weightless feel.

Club Glove is the No. 1 golf travel bag brand at all PGA and Champions Tour events. The Darrell Survey confirmed that the brand is preferred by 90 percent of PGA Tour Players. Selected by six U.S. Ryder Cup teams, Club Glove products have been a fixture at green grass and off course shops for nearly a decade.

Follow Club Glove on Twitter and Facebook at @ClubGloveUSA and http://www.facebook.com/ClubGloveUSA.

More information: http://www.clubglove.com or 800.736.4568.

About West Coast Trends, Inc.

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, West Coast Trends Inc. was founded in 1990. A worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of premium luggage, golf travel bags, stand bags, club covers and accessories, its products have been tested and approved by the world’s most demanding travelers, including pilots at all of the major airlines. The overwhelming choice of serious golfers, the company’s Club Glove® products are used by more than 90 percent of PGA and Champions Tour players.

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Dancin’ Dogg Golf Introduces Carolina Ocean Course for OptiShot Infrared Simulator

Dancin’ Dogg Golf Introduces Carolina Ocean Course for OptiShot Infrared Simulator

Prestigious Seaside Layout is Latest Replication of Major Championship Venue
Added to Premium Course Library

(TRAVERSE CITY, MI) – Dancin’ Dogg Golf – maker of the award-winning OptiShot Infrared Simulator, the ultimate in-home virtual golf system – continues to expand its library of premium courses with the addition of Carolina Ocean Course, a hyper-accurate replication of the Pete and Alice Dye design set to host the year’s final major championship.

Opened to great fanfare in 1991 as site of the dramatic “War by the Shore” Ryder Cup, Carolina Ocean Course perennially ranks among America’s greatest courses. With more seaside holes than any other layout in the Northern Hemisphere it’s a true work of beauty that leaves players susceptible to stiff winds. These, combined with large slopes, numerous bunkers and challenging Bermuda grass led Golf Digest to declare it the “toughest course in America.”

“Any time you’re working with a course that’s received so much TV time over the past two decades, it’s essential to capture the most minute details,” says Brandon Theophilus, CEO of Dancin’ Dogg Golf. “From the incredible vistas to the unpredictable winds, our in-house design team did an exceptional job ensuring OptiShot users can escape to coastal South Carolina without leaving home.”

Like the company’s other premium layouts – including major championship venues Atlanta Highlands, Capitol Club, Golden Gate Club, Jones Lake, Monterey Classic, Old Scot, Royal St. Marks and Whispering Dunes – Carolina Ocean Course 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.

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. Recently named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of America’s fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies, it has also been honored with the ScoreGolf Research & Development Award, named to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list and received a “Flyover 50 Award” as one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing companies.

The Dancin’ Dogg product range is highlighted by the OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator, which is offered at nearly 2,000 retail locations throughout North America and a growing number of shops internationally. The company’s ever-expanding library of world class courses includes sites of major championship, international competitions and Tour events.

Durable and built to last, OptiShot comes with a 180-day warranty and has been heralded by leading authorities worldwide, including CNBC, GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, Sports Illustrated, TheStreet.com, USA Today, Wired, Golf Channel, Asian Golf Monthly and many others.

PGA Distributes Pedometers To Spectators At 94th PGA Championship

“LET’S MOVE ON COURSE!”
The PGA of America and Hospital for Special Surgery to distribute pedometers to spectators at 94th PGA Championship and Get Golf Ready Family Fun Zones promoting golf as a healthy activity

The 94th PGA Championship, held Aug. 6-12 at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, will not only give golf fans a chance to watch their favorite players tee off, but will also allow them to experience the fitness benefits of golf first-hand. For the third consecutive year, The PGA of America will distribute free pedometers and encourage spectators to participate in “Let’s Move on Course!,” sponsored by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), to promote the healthy impact of time walking the golf course.

WHAT: 

  • 25,000 pedometers will be available free of charge to golf fans attending the 94th PGA Championship, as well as fans attending the Get Golf Ready Family Fun Zone held at various locations in Charleston. Those who create a “walking” account and track their steps at HSS.edu/golf will be entered into a drawing to win an autographed pin flag signed by the 2012 PGA Champion.

    WHEN:

  • 94th PGA Championship – The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island – The Main Spectator Entrance
  • August 6-12 (Monday–Sunday), with a limited supply distributed each day on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Get Golf Ready Family Fun Zones

  • Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10 am – 2 pm: North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
  • Thursday, Aug. 9, 10 am – 2 pm: Palmetto Islands County Park
  • Friday, Aug. 10, 10 am – 2 pm: James Island County Park
  • Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 am – 2 pm: Charleston Farmers Market
  • Sunday, Aug. 12, 2 – 6 pm: Marian Square Park

    WHY:             

  • The PGA of America and Hospital for Special Surgery want everyone to recognize the health benefits associated with walking the course when they play. Distributing pedometers will allow golfers and golf fans to see how much exercise they can get by walking and ultimately challenge them to take more healthy steps.
  • The PGA of America supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat childhood obesity. “Let’s Move on Course!” hopes to inspire youth to view golf as a healthy, positive activity for staying fit.
  • “Let’s Move on Course!” was first introduced at the 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010.
  • In 2010, The PGA of America joined the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation as its 100th member. The PGA will continually contribute to the Foundation’s campaign to promote ways to help people achieve a healthy weight by promoting the health and wellness benefits of golf.