Cleveland Golf Launches Third Generation Smart Sole® Wedges

Cleveland Golf Launches Third Generation Smart Sole® Wedges

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — July 10, 2017 — CLEVELAND GOLF® is pleased to announce their latest iteration of the popular Smart Sole line of clubs: the Smart Sole 3 S and C wedges are available for pre-sale now at participating dealers, and officially launching July 24, 2017. This latest generation of super game improvement wedges features upgraded technologies that can instantly help golfers play better golf.

Cleveland Golf is a preeminent golf equipment manufacturer whose powerful innovations have been a staple in the golf industry since 1979. As a leader in the golf wedge industry, Cleveland Golf’s new Smart Sole 3 S and C models bring unique technology designed specifically for golfers who struggle with short game shots.

Both the Smart Sole 3 S and C wedges feature a new, three-tiered sole design that’s optimized for smooth turf interaction. Players with inconsistent swings will experience better contact on bunker shots, chips, and full shots. Each Smart Sole 3 wedge has a loft angle that makes it easier to chip onto the green and get out of the sand. The new wedges also feature Cleveland’s proven Feel Balancing TechnologyTM, offering better feel thanks to a repositioned center of gravity.

“We designed the Smart Sole 3 with the widest, most forgiving sole of any Cleveland Wedge in the market,” said Jeff Brunski, Director of Research and Development at Cleveland Golf’s Huntington Beach, Calif. headquarters. “That wide sole makes getting out of bunkers as easy as possible. The Smart Sole 3 also features Feel Balancing Technology which provides more consistent performance and better feel.”

The first and second Smart Sole generations we’re celebrated for helping golfers see dramatic improvements without strenuous practice or repetition. The new Smart Sole 3 wedges build on that prior success, further improving the unique technologies that make Smart Sole wedges so beneficial to the golfers who rely on them.

Key Innovations:

· Three-Tiered Sole. Built for maximum forgiveness, the three-tiered sole has three distinct activation pads for better turf interaction and increased playability from all lies around the green.
· Feel Balancing Technology. By redistributing weight from the hosel towards the toe, we have moved the CG closer to the center of the clubface. This results in greater feel and tighter shot dispersion to get you closer to the hole.
· Optimized Club Specs. We’ve built wedges with the proper loft, lie, and sole design so you can setup square and let the club do the work to get the ball closer to the hole.

Smart Sole 3 wedges for Men’s steel and Women’s are priced at $119.99 MAP; Men’s graphite is priced at $129.99 MAP.

ABOUT Cleveland Golf®:
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland Golf is part of the DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. The professional staff includes Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Hideki Matsuyama, Inbee Park and many others. CLEVELAND GOLF® develops innovative short game solutions, producing advanced wedges and putters for a wide range of players that are designed to improve scoring from 125 yards and in.

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Srixon Announces Newly Redesigned Q-STAR Golf Ball for Better Balanced Performance

Srixon Announces Newly Redesigned Q-STAR Golf Ball for Better Balanced Performance

  HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — July 17, 2017 — SRIXON® announces launch of the newly redesigned Q-STAR® golf ball for golfers who demand balanced performance from a more durable, two-piece ball offering. The Srixon Q-STAR is available in Pure White™ and Tour Yellow™ and officially launches in North America on August 18, 2017.

Srixon is a tour-proven golf manufacturer with premium golf balls and club offerings popular with golfers around the world. The Q-STAR golf ball utilizes the same premium technologies found inSrixon’s higher-priced tour balls but offers them in a 2-piece construction that is more durable and affordable.

 The new Q-STAR features a lower-compression Energetic Gradient GrowthTM Core, a new third generation Spin Skin™ coating, and a new, more efficient 338 Aerodynamic Speed Dimple™Pattern. These three technologies combine to deliver balanced performance: longer, more accurate driving distance, better iron control, and improved greenside spin.

 “The Q-STAR’s built-in tour technologies should help golfers see great performance in every aspect of their golf game,” said Michael Ross, Senior Product Manager at Srixon. “This is the golf ball for players who seek maximum playability from a more durable, 2-piece design.”

 The key technologies inside the new Q-STAR include:

·         Lower-Compression Energetic Gradient Growth Core. Q-STAR’s core technology uses variable stiffness to deliver better feel and exceptional distance on every shot.

·         Third Generation Spin Skin Coating. This latest iteration of Srixon’s proven ball coating is more elastic with less bonding points so it produces more consistent spin from any lie — especially the rough.

·         Aerodynamic 338 Speed Dimple Pattern. Along with more control in the wind, this dimple pattern reduces drag to maximize distance.

 The Srixon Q-STAR golf ball officially launches in North America on August 18, 2017, at a MAP of $24.99 per dozen.

 

ABOUT Srixon®:

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Srixon®, is part of the DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. The professional staff includes players such as Hideki Matsuyama, Graeme McDowellKeegan BradleyInbee Park, as well as many others. Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to providing “Tour-proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf.” 

 

Burns & Wilcox Extends and Expands Golf Sponsorship with Former U.S. Open Winner Webb Simpson

Burns & Wilcox Extends and Expands Golf Sponsorship with Former U.S. Open Winner Webb Simpson

Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 19, 2017) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, officially announced today that it will extend and expand their golf sponsorship deal with 2012 U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson.

Simpson’s expanded sponsorship with Burns & Wilcox will kick off this week during The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale in England.

“The competitive spirit and exceptional performance that Webb has displayed this season is a perfect representation of the values on which Burns & Wilcox was founded,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, parent company of Burns & Wilcox. “His work ethic on and off the course illustrates what makes a true champion.”

In addition to showcasing the Burns & Wilcox logo on the left side of his golf shirt, the company logo will now be featured on Simpson’s golf bag. The Burns & Wilcox logo will also continue to be featured on his caddy’s hat.

“The immense support Burns & Wilcox has shown exemplifies the true meaning of teamwork,” said Simpson. “It is gratifying to be involved with a company that has the same unwavering dedication to excellence as I do on the course.”

Four-time PGA victor Webb Simpson joined Team Burns & Wilcox as its second professional golf brand ambassador alongside reigning PGA Champion Jimmy Walker in January 2017.

To learn more about Burns & Wilcox, go to: http://www.burnsandwilcox.com/golfteam

About Burns & Wilcox

Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. Burns & Wilcox has more than 50 offices across the United States and Canada and employs more than 1,700 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Burns & Wilcox is internationally recognized for its insurance brokerage and underwriting expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, marine and personal insurance.

Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, which also includes Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, R.B. Jones, Royal Premium, Minuteman Adjusters, and London-based Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, and Cranbrook Underwriters. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.kaufmanfinancialgroup.com.

Two-Time Major Winner John Daly To Tee-Up Vertical Groove Driver in 146th Open Championship

Two-Time Major Winner John Daly To Tee-Up Vertical Groove Driver in 146th Open Championship

1995 Open Champion, and Driving Distance Leader on PGA TOUR Champions, Daly Will Play Golf’s Only

Vertical Groove Driver at Royal Birkdale in England; Vertical Groove Driver Now Available To Golfers in the UK

Boston, MA … July 18, 2017 … On the heels of a victory at the U.S. Senior Open, the new, cutting-edge Vertical Groove Driver will be played by two-time major champion, John Daly, in the 146th Edition of the Open Championship, taking place July 16th-23rd at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in England. This marks the first professional appearance for the driver in Europe and coincides with Vertical Groove Golf’s distribution agreement with Anemoi Sport that now offers the driver for purchase to golfers in the UK.

The innovative Vertical Groove Driver, which continues to gain popularity amongst professionals and amateurs, already has two tour victories in only its first season in the market, including a Major Championship.  In May, Daly captured his first professional tournament victory since 2004, using the Vertical Groove Driver to win the Insperity Invitational at the Woodlands Country Club in Texas. One the game’s premier drivers, Daly’s major wins include the 1995 Open Championship at famed St. Andrews Link in Scotland, and the 1991 PGA Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club, in Carmel, Indiana.

Coming off the U.S. Senior Open victory, the Vertical Groove Driver is ranked #1 and #2 in driving distance on the PGA Tour Champions, while a host of players, including Daly and 2016 Sr. PGA Champion, Rocco Mediate, are currently playing the only driver to feature vertical groove face technology.

“We were confident that professional success would come quickly for the Vertical Groove Driver, but two wins, including a Major, in just six months has exceeded our expectations,” said Rubin Hanan, COO/Managing Partner, Vertical Groove Golf. “What excites us even more is the increasing number of players who are teeing up the driver on the PGA Tour Champions each week. In fact, we now command the #1 and #2 positions in driving distance on the tour, which speaks volumes to the performance attributes of this product.”

Hanan adds, “More amateurs continue to see the benefits of the driver at the professional level, and are going Vertical.  Having John Daly play the driver in the prestigious Open Championship gives us great exposure in Europe, especially as we have just expanded our distribution into the UK, which is the #4 golf market in the world.”

The cutting edge Vertical Groove Driver, which conforms to the Rules of Golf, is designed to reduce spin at impact, forcing tighter dispersion and leading to, on average, up to 40% straighter ball flight and up to 10 yards further in driving distance.

The 450cc Vertical Groove Driver, which is available in both right and left handed models, is offered in 8, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degree lofts (right) and 9.5 and 10.5 degree lofts (left), while featuring a full range of Aldila premium grade, tour-proven aftermarket NV2K series shafts as standard.  The available flexes include: 45 gram L (Ladies), 50 gram A (Senior), 55 gram R (Regular), 65 gram S (Stiff) and 65 gram X (Extra-stiff).   At a length of 45.5 inches, the Vertical Groove Driver provides an optimum launch angle while maximizing carry distance and ball speed for many players. It is equipped with Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips in standard, midsize and oversize models.  Alternative shaft options from Fujikura, Mitsubishi and Aldila also will be available. Suggested retail price of the Vertical Groove Driver is $399.99.

More information on the Vertical Groove Driver is available at www.vertgolf.com or via social media profiles on Facebook and YouTube at Vertical Groove Golf, and @vertgolf on Twitter.

Vertical Groove Golf, LLC

Vertical Groove Golf, LLC is the golf industry’s newest original equipment manufacturer, and the first company to bring to market a golf club with vertical grooves on the club face. Backed by extensive testing from the leading independent testing facility in golf, the driver is proven to deliver better accuracy and greater distance off the tee. Guided by a leadership team comprised of accomplished business executives, and complemented by veteran golf equipment design and marketing experts, the Company’s Headquarters is located in Boston, MA, with its manufacturing facility based in Jupiter, FL. For more information on Vertical Groove Golf, please visit www.vertgolf.com.

SRIXON LAUNCHES FAST, EASY ONLINE GOLF BALL PERSONALIZATION AT SRIXON.COM

SRIXON LAUNCHES FAST, EASY ONLINE GOLF BALL PERSONALIZATION AT SRIXON.COM

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – June 12, 2017 – SRIXON®, a global leader in high-performance golf equipment and a brand Dedicated to Improving Your Game, has launched text personalization for golf balls on its website, Srixon.com. Now, online visitors can design their name, monogram or special message on their favorite Srixon golf ball model in a fast, easy process.

Once a visitor arrives to the golf ball product page, the PERSONALIZE button allows entry of up to 17 characters of text per line, on up to three lines. Seven different text colors are available for personalization, and the site shows an example view of the text in any specified color for reference.

These award-winning Srixon golf ball models are available with online text personalization:

·         Z-STAR (Pure White and Tour Yellow)

·         Z-STAR XV (Pure White and Tour Yellow)

·         Q-STAR TOUR (Pure White)

·         Q-STAR (Pure White and Tour Yellow)

·         Soft Feel (Soft White and Tour Yellow)

·         Soft Feel Lady (Soft White and Passion Pink)

Srixon has two promotions featuring text personalization for each golf ball model featured above. Both promotions are happening now and valid until the end of the year:

·         Buy 3 dozen personalized golf balls, get 1 free dozen personalized*.

·         Free personalization on any dozen purchased**.

For more information on Srixon golf balls, visit Srixon.com.

Bridgestone Golf Releases Patriotic Themed Hats, Bags and Headcovers

Bridgestone Golf Releases Patriotic Themed Hats, Bags and Headcovers

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is celebrating the season’s second major championship with the release of limited edition, USA-themed hats, bags and headcovers.

Each piece is specially designed in a red, white and blue color scheme and available at select retailers or through Bridgestone Golf’s website at www.bridgestonegolf.com. Details on the new lines include:

  • “USA Collection” Headwear – Structured performance polyester cap with bold base color in either navy blue or red with decorative stars and stripes and Bridgestone’s logo embroidered on the front ($24)
  • Bags – Three models:
    • Staff Bag – Replica of what Bridgestone staff players will use during the U.S. Open ($450
    • Stand Bag – High-quality craftsmanship; red, white, blue coloring ($299)
    • Lightweight TourB Stand Bag – Just 4.2 pounds, perfect for walking ($159)
    • Headcovers – Exact replicas of what Bridgestone Staff players will be using at Erin Hills, available in sets of three to accommodate a driver, fairway wood and hybrid ($99).

“We wanted to do something really special for our customers to commemorate the national championship,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Bridgestone Golf Clubs and Accessories Marketing Coordinator. “These special edition products capture the excitement and tradition associated with this event and allow our Tour Staff and fans to display their patriotism in a fun and fashionable way.”

Additional information on all Bridgestone Golf accessories can be found at https://bridgestonegolf.com/en-us/style.

Bridgestone’s professional staff features FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price and rising stars Bryson DeChambeau and Hudson Swafford.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information: bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf TourB Series Clubs Now Available Through Nationwide Fitting Network

Bridgestone Golf TourB Series Clubs Now Available Through Nationwide Fitting Network

 (COVINGTON, GA)Bridgestone Golf – Innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – officially releases its ultra-premium TourB Series of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons, now available in limited quantities through select fitting partners around the United States.

Locations offering the high-end, Japanese-crafted clubs can be found through the company’s website athttps://bridgestonegolf.com/en-us/where-to-buy/find-a-golf-retailer#/TourB. These Bridgestone Golf authorized fitters work closely with customers to determine the best clubhead / shaft combinations to ensure clubs are built to the exact specifications that will most benefit the user. A variety of the highest-quality components are incorporated into the fitting process, including exotic premium shafts from Mitsubishi Diamana, Fujikura, UST Mamiya and Aldila (estimated added value of more than $300).

“Our TourB Series was created for players who want the absolute highest quality materials and components in a package that looks amazing and delivers unmatched performance,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Golf Club Marketing. “Through our expert fitting locations, golfers will receive the highest attention to detail and can rest assured that their clubs properly match their game.”

Driver, fairway wood and hybrid innovations include: 

  • FAST Crown – through Flex Action Speed Technology, the crown flexes at impact creating incredible ball speed off the face
  • Power Ribs – When paired with the FAST design, power ribs ensure the sole of the club remains stable, allowing the crown to flex even more at impact
  • Power Milling Technology – Stabilizes the ball at impact to increase quality compression time


TourB Series drivers are offered in three unique models, the
XD-3, XD-5 and XD-7, featuring a matte finish and adjustable hosel that allows eight face-angle / lie configurations. All come with interchangeable weights (2g, 4g, 6g, 8g, 10g, 12g) to dial-in preferred trajectory and shot shape. Designed with the compact shape preferred by better players, XD-F fairway woods are available in 15* and 18* lofts and the XD-H hybrids are available in 18*, 21* and 24* options.

Adding to Bridgestone Golf’s celebrated line of forged irons for low handicappers is the cavity-backed X-CB and traditional X-Blade. Both feature high-quality 1020 forging, 15 premium shaft options and minimal offset for a clean address and excellent workability. Additionally, the two have a forged mass strategically placed behind the impact zone for incredibly solid feel and response. The X-CB is engineered with a wider sole to prevent digging and encourage smooth turf interaction, while the X-Blade has a narrow sole, preferred by many Tour players, to help shape shots of all varieties.

Drivers will be priced at $699, while fairway woods and hybrids are listed at $399 and $249, respectively. Both the X-CB and X-Blade will be $1200 (4-PW).

Bridgestone’s professional staff features 14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price, Bryson DeChambeau, Hudson Swafford and LPGA Tour star Karrie Webb.

About Bridgestone Golf

Headquartered in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. The pioneer of ball fitting since 2007, Bridgestone has conducted more than 300,000 in-person sessions using launch monitors and one million-plus online. The data informs continuous innovation and advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information:  www.bridgestonegolf.com.

Ideal Duo For Dad: “Swing Coach” Golf Practice Club And SCI-CORE Practice Balls

Ideal Duo For Dad: “Swing Coach” Golf Practice Club And SCI-CORE Practice Balls

Logan, Utah (May 2, 2017) – Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to help golfing dads improve their games with two new practice tools: the Swing Coach Club practice club and companion indoor-outdoor SCI-CORE practice golf ball.

Golfers of all levels are discovering how the instant feedback from the Swing Coach Club leads to fast improvement. Initial responses from players and teachers confirm that Swing Coach is simple to use and highly effective. Just 15 minutes a day with Swing Coach lets users experience the feel of a correct, repeatable golf swing in three easy steps: “load, launch, learn.”

Swing Coach Club was developed with guidance and collaboration from Dean Reinmuth, a Dad himself as well as both a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher and Golf Digest Top 50 teacher. Reinmuth says that Swing Coach promotes a proper smooth, accelerating swing by removing the “hit impulse” and allowing the golfer to make the correct motion through the impact zone.

The SCI-CORE “real feel” practice golf ball is the other half of the Ideal Father’s Day Duo. It is perfect for use with the Swing Coach practice club and also is suited for use with regulation woods and irons. The bright orange ball has a durable non-marking glossy cover, with a traditional dimple pattern to produce accurate flight characteristics.

Furthermore, the SCI-CORE ball is designed for extensive use, retains its shape, and will not crack over time. It is so soft that Dad won’t have to replace any broken glass or lamps, and the cover won’t leave any scuff marks.

So give Dad the gifts that will make him happy he had you!

For additional information about the “Ideal Father’s Day Practice Duo” – the Swing Coach practice club and the SCI-CORE practice golf balls – visit www.swingcoach.com.

TecTecTec Unveils VPRODLX 1K Laser Rangefinder with Advanced Optics

TecTecTec Laser Rangefinder

TecTecTec Unveils VPRODLX 1K Laser Rangefinder with Advanced Optics

(Vannes, France) – TecTecTec – maker of technologically-advanced yet affordable laser rangefinders for golf which are Amazon’s No. 1 category seller – introduces the VPRODLX 1K, the company’s most advanced rangefinder to date, which can accurately measure distances up to 1000 yards away.

Precise within one yard, DLX 1K models feature an ultra-clear, multi-layered optical lens for excellent visual clarity and 6x magnification with diopter adjustment to ensure golfers can easily lock onto any object and receive exact yardages. The new models are available in standard ($199) and “S” editions ($249) featuring PinSlope Technology to calculate elevation-adjusted distance to the target.

All TecTecTec rangefinders feature three scanning modes – Pinsensor measures overlapping targets, including flagsticks and wooded areas; Target Priority displays distance of the closest subject; and Scan Mode helps read distances to hazards. The new VPRODLX 1K is available in red, white, black and silver color options.

“The technology in the rangefinder category has increased dramatically in recent years and our VPRODLX 1K offers tremendous performance at an unbeatable value,” says Renan Lore, Director of TecTecTec. “Our advanced optics make it extremely comfortable and easy for golfers to lock onto their target, especially at long distances.”

Weighing just 0.41 lbs., the VPRODLX 1K models are compact, water resistant and extremely durable. Included with purchase are a premium carrying pouch, CR2 battery, wrist strap and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Additional models in the company’s line-up include the VPRO500 and VPRO DLX. TecTecTec rangefinders are backed by a two-year warranty, 24/7 access to customer service and a full refund on products returned within 30 days of purchase.

About TecTecTec

Founded in 2014, TecTecTec is headquartered in France with representation in Houston and Bali, Indonesia. The company provides golfers worldwide with high-quality products sold directly to consumers at affordable prices by eliminating middlemen. Progressive thinking, innovative R&D, manufacturing with the tightest quality controls and unwavering customer support led to TecTecTec rangefinders becoming annual bestsellers on Amazon. Beyond golf products, TecTecTec manufactures cameras, drones, projectors, security systems, speakers and rangefinders for hunting.

More information: www.us.tectectec.com