Professional Golfer Jeff Klauk Tees Off New Pledge Campaign for People Living with Epilepsy

Professional Golfer Jeff Klauk Tees Off New Pledge Campaign for People Living with Epilepsy

Golfer is the first to take online Pledge, an outlet for epilepsy patients and caregivers to take action and ask themselves, “Am I really okay?”

ATLANTA, JUNE 18, 2013 — regulated information — Global biopharmaceutical company UCB, Inc. and professional golfer Jeff Klauk today announced the launch of a new Pledge campaign for people with epilepsy and their loved ones. The Pledge empowers the millions of Americans living with epilepsy to take a stand and make a personal commitment to demand more: greater understanding of the condition, better collaboration with their health care team and additional partial-onset seizure control.  More information is available at http://www.ourtimeourpledge.com.

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects 3 million Americans and 65 million people worldwide.1 Anyone can develop epilepsy; it occurs across all ages, races and genders. Even though one in three adults knows someone with the disorder, it remains among the least understood chronic medical conditions.1

Jeff Klauk’s experience with epilepsy has been a winding journey, dating back to 2006 when he first began experiencing seizures.  He had his first partial-onset seizure in 2010, but did not get an official epilepsy diagnosis until 2011. Klauk then began working with an epileptologist — a neurologist that specializes in epilepsy2 — to get additional control of the condition, and was started on a new treatment regimen that included the addition of the antiepileptic drug VIMPAT® (lacosamide) C-V to manage his partial-onset seizures. The most common adverse reactions reported with VIMPAT® include dizziness, headache, nausea, and double vision.

While Klauk’s partial-onset seizures are typically 30-second periods where he spaces out and chuckles, partial-onset seizures vary from person to person and can also present as twitching or a sudden emotional swing.

“Almost 60 percent of people who have seizures experience partial-onset seizures,3 and while some have trademark characteristics like Jeff’s that make them easier to identify, others might be barely perceptible, even to the person having them,” said Kelly Simontacchi, Ph.D., Medical Director, CNS at UCB. “Even the most subtle partial-onset seizures cannot and should not be taken lightly.”

A critical step for people experiencing partial-onset seizures may be to seek care from a specialist, who can help them manage their condition.

“My personal Pledge was going the extra mile to seek out the best health care team I could find and have the most productive conversations with them as possible,” said Klauk, whose first partial-onset seizure occurred as he was driving his family to church. “Epilepsy is not something to hide from. I encourage others affected by partial-onset seizures to speak candidly with their doctors and loved ones, and go online to take their own Pledge.”

UCB’s Pledge campaign isn’t just for those living with epilepsy. Caregivers, who are often on the front lines of epilepsy management with their loved ones, are also invited to take the Pledge.

“I took the Pledge for the one I love the most, and constantly strive to better understand the condition and how it impacts Jeff,” said Shanna Klauk, Jeff’s wife and the one he credits as his ‘anchor’ in helping him to manage his condition. “Standing outside Jeff’s condition gives me a perspective that he doesn’t have. The vantage point of a family member or loved one can be invaluable to someone living with epilepsy, both in the doctor’s office and in everyday life.”

UCB, a leader in epilepsy and the maker of VIMPAT®, an add-on medication used to treat partial-onset seizures in adults with epilepsy, is committed to transforming the lives of people living with severe diseases through conducting scientific research, developing treatments and creating programming for health care professionals and patients. The company’s latest initiative is a simple but important step in helping the epilepsy community obtain additional or improved seizure control and encourages the public to shift their mindset, take action and support a nationwide movement of people ready to do more.  Pledges can range from improving communication, educating friends and family about epilepsy or encouraging others not to settle for their current level of seizure control.  More information and tips for living the Pledge can be found online.

INDICATION
VIMPAT® (lacosamide) is a prescription medicine that is used with other medicines to treat partial onset seizures in people 17 years of age and older with epilepsy.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
VIMPAT® may not be for everyone. Ask your healthcare provider if VIMPAT® is right for you.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Antiepileptic drugs, including VIMPAT®, may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have new or worsening symptoms of depression, any unusual changes in mood or behavior, or suicidal thoughts, behavior, or thoughts about self-harm that you have never had before or may be worse than before.

Do not stop taking VIMPAT® without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping VIMPAT® suddenly can cause serious problems. Stopping seizure medicine suddenly in a patient who has epilepsy can cause seizures that will not stop.

VIMPAT® may also cause you to feel dizzy, have double vision, feel sleepy, or have problems with coordination and walking. You should not drive, operate machinery or do other dangerous activities until you know how VIMPAT® affects you.

VIMPAT® may cause you to have an irregular heartbeat or may cause you to feel faint. Call your healthcare provider if you have a fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat, shortness of breath, feel lightheaded, or if you fainted or feel like you are going to faint.

VIMPAT® is a federally controlled substance (C-V) because it can be abused or lead to drug dependence. Keep your VIMPAT® in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not give it to anyone else, because it may harm them.

In rare cases, VIMPAT® may cause a serious allergic reaction that may affect your skin or other parts of your body such as your liver or blood cells. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have a skin rash or hives, fever or swollen glands that do not go away, shortness of breath, swelling of the legs, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, or dark urine.

Before taking VIMPAT®, tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had depression, mood problems, or suicidal thoughts or behavior; have heart, kidney or liver problems; have abused prescription medicines, street drugs or alcohol in the past, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Common Adverse Reactions
In clinical trials, the most common side effects seen with VIMPAT® were dizziness, headache, nausea, and double vision.

Talk to your healthcare provider about other possible side effects with VIMPAT®. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see additional patient information in the Medication Guide at the end of the full prescribing information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your condition or your treatment. Visit http://www.Vimpat.com for more information.

About Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting approximately 65 million people worldwide and 3 million people in the U.S. —making it more common than autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined. Anyone can develop epilepsy; it occurs across all ages, races and genders and is defined as two or more unprovoked seizures. Uncontrolled seizures and medication side effects pose challenges to independent living, learning and employment, so the goal of epilepsy treatment is seizure freedom with minimal side effects. More than 1 million patients in the U.S. continue to have seizures despite initial therapy, and more than 800,000 patients in the U.S. continue to have seizures despite treatment with two or more therapies. New medications and treatments give hope to those living with uncontrolled seizures.1,4

About UCB
UCB, Brussels , Belgium (http://www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With 9,000 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of EUR 3.4 billion in 2012. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).

For more information
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References
1. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutepilepsy/whatisepilepsy/statistics.cfm accessed 3/16/13
2. Epilepsy Foundation. FIND A DOCTOR. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/africanamerican/whatisepilepsy/Find-a-Doctor.cfm. Accessed April 3, 2013.
3. Vimpat. Understanding Partial-Onset Seizures. http://www.vimpat.com/partial-onset-seizures.aspx. Accessed April 8, 2013.
4. NINDS/NIH. Seizures and Epilepsy. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/detail_epilepsy.htm#196923109. Accessed April 3, 2013.

JUSTIN ROSE CAPTURES 113th U.S. OPEN; BECOMES SECOND PLAYER TO QUALIFY FOR 2013 PGA GRAND SLAM OF GO

JUSTIN ROSE CAPTURES 113th U.S. OPEN; BECOMES SECOND PLAYER TO QUALIFY FOR 2013 PGA GRAND SLAM OF GOLF

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Justin Rose, the first Englishman in 43 years to capture the U.S. Open, has
become the second player to qualify for the 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Oct. 15-16, 2013, at Port Royal Golf
Course in Southampton, Bermuda.

Rose closed a dramatic U.S. Open, June 16, at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., holding off Phil Mickelson
with a steady even-par 70. His winning total of 1-over-par 281 was two strokes better than Mickelson and Jason
Day of Australia.

In April, Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters and earned the first berth into the 2013 PGA
Grand Slam of Golf. The remaining major championships of 2013 – the Open Championship in July at Muirfield,
Scotland, and PGA Championship in August at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. – will determine the final
qualifiers.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult qualification
requirement in the game – a major championship – will be televised by TNT to a worldwide audience.
Port Royal Golf Course joins the Fairmont Southampton as the official hotel site for the PGA Grand Slam of
Golf in Bermuda. The 6,842-yard, par-71 course is a public facility that opened for play in 1970.

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 worldclass
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.

About Bermuda
Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters
and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. The island has more golf courses per square mile than
anywhere in the world and the pleasant climate allows for a round of play any month of the year, no matter the
season. Each of its breathtaking courses features a blend of turquoise ocean views, rolling hills and humbling
challenges. For more information, please visit http://www.bermudatourism.com or call 1-800-BERMUDA.

Contact:
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LYNX BOOM BOOM2 FAIRWAY WOODS & RESCUE CLUBS UNVEILED

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Lynx Golf today announces the introduction of its pioneering Hot 1 Technology to a brand new breed of superhot fairway woods and rescue clubs with the outstanding Boom Boom 2 collection .

Comprising 3- and 5-wood options and 3 and 4 rescue lofts,  Lynx has found ways to bring driver-like levels of distance gains and forgiveness to fairway woods and utility clubs and the end result is that the Boom Boom 2 range offers extreme distance but, crucially, backs it up with control.

Said Lynx Golf CEO, Steve Elford: “Our industry is in a constant race to see who can increase the distance of a shot the most and we know our Hot 1 Technology – introduced last year in the Boom Boom 2 driver – has been proven to be incredibly long.

“But in developing this range of fairways and rescues, we’ve actually taken the Hot 1 Technology to the next level to such a degree that we’ve re-engineered it back into the latest 2013 versions of the Boom Boom 2 driver.

“Early feedback on twitter from some of our UK PGA Professional stockists is that the Boom Boom 2 3-wood is the longest they’ve ever used – and they see and use a lot of kit!”

Despite advances in modern golf equipment, many golfers still shun using a 3-wood or utility club off the tee for fear of losing too much distance when compared with the ‘big dog’.

But with the Lynx Boom Boom 2 fairways and rescue clubs generating fairway-gobbling yardages, golfers now have a realistic alternative that comes as close as possible to a driver’s perfect formula.

The full Lynx Boom Boom 2 range includes:

Boom Boom 2 Driver Version 2 SRP £299.00

Using the latest design and specification Bi‐Titanium construction, this 460cc head is cleverly engineered using a rare mixture of ‘hot’ gases to elicit maximum performance and distance as well as unparalleled consistency in varying weather conditions. Available in 7.5°, 9°, 10.5° and 12.5° lofts. Aldila RIP’d NV shafts come as standard with matching red Golf Pride VDR grips. Reg, Stiff or X‐Stiff flexes are available. Also in Left Hand and a Ladies version.

Boom Boom 2 Fairways SRP £199.00

Using the latest design and specification Titanium construction and Lynx’s patented Hot 1 Technology. Available in 3 and 5 wood. Aldila RIP’d NV shafts as standard with Golf Pride VDR red grips. Regular, stiff or extra stiff flex. Also in left hand.

Boom Boom 2 Hybrids SRP £185.00

Using the latest design and specification Titanium construction and Lynx’s patented Hot 1 Technology. Available in 3 and 4 hybrid. Full custom fit. Aldila RIP’d NV shafts as standard with Golf Pride VDR red grips. Regular, stiff or extra stiff flex. Also in left hand.

Lynx Golf continues to establish itself as the most forward-thinking and exciting equipment brand in Europe and is dedicated to supporting ‘green grass’ Pro shop business, with more than 300 accounts in the UK .

Hot 1 Technology – in which golf club heads are filled with a blend of gases to optimise performance – has been introduced across the entirely new portfolio of Lynx Boom Boom 2 products.

For more information visit http://www.lynxgolf.co.uk, or follow @LynxGolfUK on twitter.

Nike Golf Adds #1 Amateur in the World, Chris Williams to its Roster

BEAVERTON, Ore. (June 19, 2013) – Nike Golf has announced the addition of the #1 ranked amateur in the world, Chris Williams, to its talented athlete roster. In a multi-year agreement with Nike Golf, Williams will represent the Swoosh in clubs, ball, footwear, glove, apparel, headwear and accessories.

Williams will make his debut as a Nike Golf athlete at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. Featured in his bag is the world’s first high speed cavity back driver, the Nike VR_S Covert Tour set to 9.5 Neutral. His Nike Golf arsenal also includes the Nike VR Pro Combo irons and Nike’s 20XI golf ball featuring innovative RZN core technology. He will be sporting Nike Golf apparel from the Tour Performance Collection and the Lunar Control footwear.

“Joining the Nike family is a dream come true. They have the most talented athletes and I am excited to be a part of this elite group,” said Williams. “I am especially impressed with my new equipment and with the engineers at The Oven. Their passion and knowledge is amazing. I am excited about taking my game to new heights at the professional level with Nike Golf.”

Williams had a love for baseball before he transitioned his focus to golf, a characteristic still seen in his golf game with a 10-finger grip. The Idaho native attended the University of Washington, winning a notable two tournaments as a freshman. He was the first University of Washington golfer to win the Ben Hogan award and holds the Washington win record with six victories. In 2012, Williams earned the Mark H. McCormack Award, given to the world’s top-ranked amateur. This impressive world ranking earned him a spot in the 2013 US Open.

“We are thrilled to add Chris to our Nike Golf staff,” said Mark Thaxton, Global Director of Sports Marketing Operations at Nike Golf. “With his incredible success at the collegiate level, we are confident he will prosper as a professional golfer. We are looking forward to what Chris’ future has in store.”

       
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Williams’ Nike Golf Arsenal

  • Driver: Nike VR_S Covert Tour (9.5 Neutral)
  • Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (2-PW)
  • Ball: Nike 20XI
  • Footwear: Nike Lunar Control
  • Apparel: Nike Tour Performance Collection
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  • Exotics XCG6 Fairway Woods Declared One of the “Best Fairway Woods on the Planet”

    imageBatavia, IL – Introduced to the market in January of this year, the XCG6 fairway wood has earned rave reviews from players around the globe and ranked exceptionally high in independent test results.

    Right out of the gates the XCG6 fairway wood solidified itself among the best with a 2013 Hot List Silver award from Golf Digest.

    This summer, the fairway wood also earned a “Top Performer” distinction in the 2013 Edwin Watts Golf “ClubSmarts Report.” The new report, which serves as the centerpiece of Edwin Watts Golf’s first-of-its-kind Advanced Robot Certified (ARC) Club Matching System, features performance data from scientific robot testing of golf clubs that highlights the playability attributes.

    The XCG6 fairway wood received “top performer” designation in several of the ARC System categories:

  • Most Distance (full face impact, center impact, high impact, toe impact)
  • Gear Effect; fade biased (off the heel)

    Recently, GolfWRX.com conducted a 2013 Best Fairway Metals test and selected five top-ranked fairway woods stating, “We surveyed six of the top-ranked clubfitters in North America to identify the best fairway woods on the planet, which are longer, straighter and better looking than the fairway woods of the past.”

    The XCG6 fairway wood was included in the short list.

    David Glod, president and founder, “I knew when the final designs were completed for the XCG6 fairways woods that they were going to be special. It’s a great feeling to know that so many independent testers are proving our testament that these are the longest fairway woods on the market. The technology that I used, the titanium cup face with a steel body and heavy tungsten sole plate clearly outperforms the competition.”

    Located in Batavia, IL, Tour Edge manufacturers and sells golf clubs under both the Exotics and Tour Edge brands. Exotics golf clubs are for those who demand the finest performing golf clubs in the world. With experienced designers and smaller production runs, Exotics by Tour Edge can bring futuristic technologies to the marketplace months, even years, ahead of its time. Exotics manufactures the finest quality, high-technology golf clubs and hand-assembles them one club at a time. The company’s clubs are distributed throughout the United States and the world. For more information, call (800) 515-3343 or visit http://www.touredge.com.

  • Dancin’ Dogg Golf Launches Latest Replication of Historic Major Championship Venue for Award-Winni

    Dancin’ Dogg Golf Launches Latest Replication of Historic Major Championship Venue
    for Award-Winning OptiShot Infrared Simulator

    Red Wickers Precisely Captures Features of Iconic Philadelphia-Area Course
    Hosting Fifth U.S. Open Championship

    (TRAVERSE CITY, MI) – Dancin’ Dogg Golf – maker of the award-winning OptiShot Infrared Simulator, the ultimate in-home virtual golf system – announces the release of Red Wickers, a replication of the historic Philadelphia-area course hosting this week’s U.S. Open Championship.

    Offered just in time for Father’s Day, Red Wickers is ranked among the nation’s top-10 courses by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. Balancing short par-4s with some of the world’s toughest finishing holes, the 117-year-old course has been the site of many legendary performances. Notable among these are the last leg of Bobby Jones’ 1930 Grand Slam and Ben Hogan’s triumphant comeback at the1950 U.S. Open.

    “Playing a major championship venue, especially one as unforgettable as this week’s site, is high on the bucket list of all golfers,” says Russell Edens, CEO of Dancin’ Dogg. “By capturing even the smallest details with remarkable accuracy, our system makes it possible for everyone to tee it up at the ‘Boutique Open.’”

    Alongside other major championship tracks – such as Atlanta Highlands, Capitol Club, Fylde Links, Golden Gate Club, Jones Lake, Monterey Classic, Old Scot and Whispering Dunes – Red Wickers ($74.95) is available for download at http://www.dancindogg.com. The basic OptiShot system (MSRP: $399.95) comes standard with 12 true-to-life designs, as well as a par-3 option and realistic driving range.

    “For less than the cost of a new driver, OptiShot offers an experience totally distinct from everything else on the market,” adds Edens. “From the comfort of home, you, your family and friends can play real golf, any time, using your own clubs and learn what it’s like to truly be inside the ropes on the game’s grandest stages.”

    Connecting with Windows computers via a plug-and-play interface, OptiShot requires only 8-½ feet of swing space. 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.

    A refined user interface, sleek new design, easier-to-read data, improved navigation, variety of putting modes, custom display options and the ability to preview premium courses were recently introduced as part of the next generation OptiShot software. Also included:
    Pin-Point Practice Range: Improve ball control with accuracy lines, precision rings, shot patterning and progress tracking

                     
    Course Physics: Set fairway and green speeds or select shot difficulty in light rough, rough and bunkers

    Game Types: Choose from alternate shot, match play, stroke play, best ball, better ball, Stableford and skins

    Game Length: Play front nine, back nine, 18 holes or select any hole to create a custom game

    Languages: French-Canadian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese
    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. Twice 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 Asian Golf Monthly, CNBC, Daily Mail, Discovery, Global Golf Post, Golf Channel, GOLF Magazine, Golf Monthly, Golfweek, Maxim, NBC Universal, Pro Shop Europe, SGB Golf, Sports Illustrated, Sports Business Journal, Sportfack, TheStreet.com, USA Today, WIRED and many others.

    GOLFBUDDY REDEFINES GPS SECTOR WITH NEW VT3 SMARTWATCH

    GOLFBUDDY REDEFINES GPS SECTOR WITH NEW VT3 SMARTWATCH

    GolfBuddy, the world’s most innovative golf GPS company, today redefined the distance measuring device category (DMD) with the launch of its new VT3 SmartWatch.

    This feature-packed new generation of GPS rangefinder represents the pinnacle of wearable tech for golfers – combining powerful audio and TouchSwipe screen functionality to deliver supremely accurate distances quickly, elegantly and innovatively.

    Unlike all other GPS watches, the GolfBuddy VT3 can be worn in five different ways – on the wrist, attached to a free retractable cord, or clipped to a hat, belt or shirt pocket – making it the most user-friendly device in the market.

    The 11/4 inch wide LCD display shows distances to the front, middle and back of the green on more than 36,000 courses worldwide and golfers navigate through all the device’s functions via the nifty TouchSwipe screen, which accesses all of GolfBuddy’s impressive technology.

    This includes:

  • Touch ‘N’ Move flag: golfers can position the pin precisely on any point on the green.
  • Dynamic Green View: distances always directly from the golfer’s angle of approach.
  • Round scoring
  • Shot Distance Measurement
  • Odometer
  • Digital date & clock
  • 180 degree flip screen: to make it easy to see from every angle.

    Additionally, the VT3 features an 11 hour re-chargeable lithium battery, to offer the golfer two full rounds of use on a single charge.

    Said John Ennis, GolfBuddy Global Head of Sales and Marketing: “GPS watches have been around for a while, but they have come of age with the VT3. What we’ve done is taken three existing golf GPS categories – touchscreen, audio and watch – and focused on a way to fulfill these roles in as smart a way as possible in a single product.

    “This is a genuine GPS golf smartwatch, developed specifically for the sport by a company that only produces golf products – it isn’t a watch that has simply had some GPS functionality loaded in.

    “We are dedicated to redefining ways in which the golfer can interact with our brand and experience the benefits we deliver, especially in the emerging field of wearable technology with the Voice+ and VT3.”

    VT3 builds on the groundbreaking technological innovation of the original GolfBuddy Voice audio product and this year’s enhanced Voice+ unit. With L-R and up/down swipe navigation, golfers can interact with all the VT3’s incredible firepower with just one finger.

    Its Dynamic Green technology always shows front, middle and back distances directly from the golfer’s angle of approach, however wayward they might have been! This ensures that GolfBuddy distances are more accurate than those brands that only display static front, middle and back of the green distances in a line from the centre of the fairway.

    Its accuracy is also unparalleled. Around the world, GolfBuddy uses teams of expert mappers to walk courses and create ground-verified data maps that give supreme accuracy. This dedication to accuracy gives golfers the most reliable distance readings available.

    And as with all GolfBuddy products, there are no expensive annual membership fees and no hidden costs to download courses. The VT3 is ready to go right out of the box with access to over 8,000 courses in Europe and North Africa and over 36,000 globally.

    Weighing just an ounce and measuring only 1.7” wide, the multi-lingual GolfBuddy VT3 benefits from all the technology that has made GolfBuddy the clear global leader in the development of DMDs for golfers.

    GolfBuddy VT3 has an RRP of £229.95 (€279.95).

    GolfBuddy is based in La Palma , Ca, with product development and course data management centres in Korea , one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality electronic products.

    GolfBuddy is a Corporate Partner with the PGAs of Europe as its ‘official handheld GPS rangefinder’.  For more information about GolfBuddy visit http://www.gpsgolfbuddy.eu

  • Boccieri Golf Offers New Anchoring Alternative with Launch of Heavy Putter Extended Length Series

    Boccieri Golf Offers New Anchoring Alternative with Launch of
    Heavy Putter Extended Length Series

    Pioneer in Counterweighted Equipment Unveils Industry’s Most Stable Putter

    (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – Boccieri Golf announces the launch of its Extended Length (EL) Series of putters which offer a true alternative to anchoring by combining a slightly longer shaft with the company’s patented, Tour-proven system that features a heavier mass head and counterweight in the grip.

    Part of the award-winning Heavy Putter line, the EL Series delivers unmatched stability and consistency, making it equally suited to players using regular length putters as those relying on belly and long models.  Each of the new styles showcases a shaft that extends beyond the hands, but does not attach to the body. This unique design allows golfers to use the same stroke they would with a traditional length putter while benefitting from a 175-gram counterweight that produces a dramatically raised balance point and the industry’s highest MOI.

    “One reason belly putters became so popular was because the additional grip and shaft materials created a natural back-weight,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. “Other OEM’s are just now adopting counterweighting while we’ve been touting it for nearly a decade and have now taken it to the next level.”

    Available in 36, 38 and 40-inch lengths, the EL Series includes 21 styles in three finishes and three distinct weight categories LITE (840 grams), MID (865 grams) and HEAVY (930 grams). This stands in stark contrast to competing brands that offer only one or two models with longer shafts. In all Heavy Putter models, the extra weight engages the body’s larger, more stable muscles to promote greater control with each stroke.

    For more information: http://www.boccierigolf.com, 888.788.8374.

    About Boccieri Golf

    Founded in 2005 by Stephen Boccieri, the company’s popular Heavy Putter collection and Control Series line of full-swing products were the first to integrate counterweight principals. This unique approach to club design is proven to benefit golfers of all abilities, as strategically placed weight in the butt-end of the shaft produces a higher balance point for smoother, more repeatable swings from driver through putter. Boccieri Golf’s Secret Grip, endorsed by Jack Nicklaus, was introduced in 2013.

    The company recently opened a state-of-the-art Research and Performance Center at 15816 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop in Scottsdale. The 9,000-square-foot facility offers golfers a variety of services, including custom club fitting, high-tech swing analysis and practice time on life-like simulators.

    Boccieri Golf equipment has played a key role in victories on the PGA, European, Champions, Nationwide, Asian, Canadian and European Challenge Tours, and has received critical acclaim from golf and lifestyle media worldwide.

    GolfLogix Becomes Silver Corporate Partner of The First Tee

    GolfLogix Becomes Silver Corporate Partner of The First Tee

    World’s No. 1 Golf GPS App Extends User Benefits to Leading Youth Development Organization

                                                                 
    (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – GolfLogix – the No. 1 App for Golf and a global leader in GPS and club-tracking technology – announces it has become a Silver Corporate Partner of The First Tee and will donate a portion of sales to assist the nonprofit in helping develop young people advance their life skills and leadership through the game.

    The pioneer of GPS for the golf industry, GolfLogix has more than two million members and is the world’s most-downloaded golf app. In addition to precise distances to numerous points on each hole, the software offers pro-level stat tracking, personalized instruction tools from Golf Digest, exclusive product discounts through the Golfsmith Pro Shop, 24/7 tee time booking via GolfNow and the game’s most comprehensive news feed.

                             
    “The First Tee has been instrumental in providing boys and girls character programs that build core values – honesty, integrity and responsibility – which are inherent to the sport,” says GolfLogix President Pete Charleston. “We are pleased to offer their participants and coaches the fun and easy tools our app provides.”

    Easily downloaded for free from http://www.GolfLogix.com, the GolfLogix GPS app is compatible with more than 60 smartphone models. It delivers accurate distances to the center of the green, yardage book quality imagery of each hole, scorekeeping and in-round pro-level stat tracking for more than 32,000 courses worldwide. For less than $20, an upgraded annual Champion membership provides golfers with club tracking and distances to any location on the hole – including pin position, hazards and landing zones.

    All membership levels include access to the GolfLogix Member Clubhouse, the No. 1 online golf community where millions of players interact through social forums, offer challenges to fellow golfers and maintain an indexed handicap. Personal web pages for each user also store performance statistics, so every round can be analyzed by fairways hit, greens in regulation, putting, shot trends and more. It also contains a vault with 60 years of digitized Golf Digest content, including tips, articles and videos from the magazine’s legendary stable of elite instructors and Tour Playing Editors.

    For more information or to download the app: please visit http://www.GolfLogix.com. For more information on The First Tee, please visit http://www.thefirsttee.org.

    About GolfLogix

    The No. 1 Golf App, GolfLogix boasts more than 2 million members on the world’s top-selling smartphones. Dedicated to offering consumers the most advanced GPS solutions with the best features, quality and price, GolfLogix helps improve individual performance. Strategic partnerships with industry-leading content provider Golf Digest, top retailer Golfsmith and tee time provider GolfNow present members with exclusive benefits directly through the app.

    Founded in May 1999, GolfLogix was the first to introduce handheld GPS to the golf industry and holds a U.S. patent for its unique GPS and Internet-based club tracking application. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, the company has been professionally mapping courses for more than 12 years and owns the largest, most up-to-date golf course database in the world.

    In 2009, the rapid advance of smartphone technology led GolfLogix to develop and quickly capture the market with an easy-to-use application providing precise GPS distances. In addition, the software manages scorekeeping and stat tracking, then uploads them to an online clubhouse community where golfers can interact and compete with millions of other players worldwide. Now available on more than 60 different smartphone models, The No. 1 Golf App offers maps for more than 32,000 courses globally.

    For more information:  http://www.GolfLogix.com, 877.977.0162.

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