Rosie Jones Chooses AB Golf Designs USA Boxing Glove Head Covers as Gift To Team USA Players

Rosie Jones Chooses AB Golf Designs USA Boxing Glove Head Covers
as Captain’s Gift to Team USA Players

(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – AB Golf Designs – the market leader for attention-grabbing specialty head covers and accessories – confirms that Rosie Jones provided its USA Boxing Glove head cover as a captain’s gift to Team USA players and coaches in advance of the international competition taking place September 23-25 at Ireland’s Killeen Castle.
Part of AB’s exceptionally popular Patriotic collection, the USA Boxing Glove head covers were presented by Jones to the top 16 ranked US players during a practice session shortly before the final roster was set. This included some LPGA Tour stars already using the head cover in competition.

“I’m a huge fan of the look, feel and quality of AB head covers and just knew the USA Boxing Glove would be a big hit with the girls,” says Jones. “It’s a motivator to play hard and truly get in the spirit of ‘Go Team USA!’ as we prepare to compete in Ireland.”

Jones plans to amp up American pride in Ireland by also giving the head covers as gifts to her assistant captains, family, friends and past captains.

“All of the players loved the head covers and couldn’t wait to start using them,” says AB Golf Designs co-owner D.J. Langer. “Since our Patriotic collection was launched, there’s been tremendous demand from consumers, retailers and Tour stars who take real pride in being from such an amazing country.”

In support of the recent Patriot Golf Day, AB Golf Designs will donate a portion of proceeds on all Patriotic head covers sold in the month of September to the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the families of fallen and disabled service members.

Well established as the No. 1 provider of custom solutions for leading corporations nationwide, AB makes head covers that are used in competition by scores of top professionals, including Steve Pate, Christina Kim, Yani Tseng, Maria Hjorth and Paige McKenzie. Additional Patriotic Boxing Glove models are available for Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan and the U.K.

Recent custom designs include a rock hopper penguin for Allianz Insurance, a gecko for Geico Insurance, a bottoms-up peacock for NBC, a “blizzard” for Dairy Queen and a French fry box for McDonalds. The company has also produced a “Sparky” mascot for Arizona State University and Sooner mascot for the University of Oklahoma.

AB Golf Designs products can also be found at better golf retailers throughout North America, online at amazon.com and through distributor agreements in the U.K., EU and Asia-Pacific regions.
For more information, please visit http://www.abgolfdesigns.com or call 888.439.8379.

About AB Golf Designs

The market leader for attention-grabbing specialty head covers and accessories, AB Golf Designs offers a wide selection of premium-quality products at affordable prices, including high-quality collections in the novelty, animal, bling, charity and throwback categories.

Excelling in attractive pricing for the corporate, tournament and collegiate markets, the company provides low minimums, prompt turn-around and superb customer service for custom orders.
Originally founded in 2004 as Butthead Covers and focused exclusively on the namesake product line, the company changed ownership in 2009, expanded its collections and chose the AB moniker.

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Nike Golf Introduces the VR Pro Limited Edition Forged Driver Utilizing Nike’s New NexCOR Technolo

Nike Golf Introduces the VR Pro Limited Edition Forged Driver Utilizing Nike’s New NexCOR Technology with Traditional Flare

-The 430cc pear-shaped driver is already in the bag of PGA Tour Nike Golf Athletes Paul Casey and Anthony Kim-

BEAVERTON, Ore. (September 14, 2011) – From the concept to the course, the new VR Pro Limited Edition Forged driver was made with and for the sports’ very best.  Utilizing unique player insights and demanding standards has helped produce a club that delivers Tour-level distance with maximum workability and performance.  The Nike VR Pro Limited Edition Forged driver is the latest addition to the premium VR franchise.

Already in the bag of Nike Golf athletes Paul Casey and Anthony Kim, the Nike VR Pro Limited Edition Forged driver will be available at retail on November 1, 2011.  The Tour-driven pear shaped head design is 430cc and made of a forged construction that addresses the tour athlete’s need for great feel, ultimate control and maximum workability.

A leader in introducing ground-breaking golf products through the power of advanced innovation, Nike Golf has taken full advantage in the premium driver category.  The Nike VR Pro Limited Edition Forged driver utilizes a new Nike innovation, NexCOR face technology.  NexCOR face technology maximizes distance for the widest range of players through a new speed-expanding multi face thickness design.  The NexCOR infinity design creates a bridge for an ultra-thin, ultra-hot face and unmatched ball speed.

The sole of the Nike VR Pro Limited Edition Forged driver features Nike’s recognizable variable Compression Channel technology.  The Compression Channel extends the entire length of the sole and helps to increase speed at impact at more spots on the club face, delivering greater distance on all the go-to shots that athletes use to work the ball.  The full-length Compression Channel combined with the variation in the thickness in specific locations, allows the consumer to generate more ball speed which translates to greater distance.

Built through a true four-piece forging process, the face, crown, sole and hosel are combined to maximize the NexCOR face and center of gravity location for optimal distance and control.  The New MRC Diamana ‘Ahina shaft incorporates Mitsubishi Rayon’s signature Multi-Dimensional Interlay technology (MDI) to deliver a stiffer mid and tip section than its predecessor.

The Nike VR Pro Limited Edition driver was designed for golfers who prefer a more traditional 430cc pear-shape head, and who demand Tour-level performance.

VR Pro Limited Edition Forged Driver
Availability:  November 1, 2011
Loft Options:  8.5 (RH); 9.5 (RH/LH); 10.5 (RH/LH); All available in: X, S, and R
MSRP:  $419.99

SkyCaddie® SGX™ Scores Industry’s Only GOLD Rating In 2011 Golf Digest Hot List

SkyCaddie® SGX™ Scores Industry’s Only GOLD Rating Among
Distance Measuring Devices In Prestigious 2011 Golf Digest “Hot List”
SkyCaddie’s® SGX™ Stands Alone With Highest Rating Among Distance Measuring Devices By “Hot List;” Panel Made Up Of Golf Digest Editors, Golf Retailers, Golf Professionals & Consumers

RIDGELAND, Miss. , September 6, 2011… SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, the #1 Rangefinder in Golf, today announced that SkyCaddie® SGX™ received the only Gold rating among all GPS rangefinders tested by Golf Digest magazine for the 2011 “Hot List.”  The prestigious distinction comes on the heels of a recent survey conducted by Golf Datatech, the industry’s leading independent research firm, who polled serious golfers about their opinions of lasers, dedicated GPS devices and smartphone apps.  The study revealed that 94% of all serious golfers believe “exact yardage” is important to their game and when asked which rangefinder, including lasers, they considered the most accurate, the overwhelming choice was SkyCaddie.  The combination of golfers’ need for accurate distances and SkyCaddie being named as the most accurate rangefinder explains why more golfers use and trust SkyCaddie for their critical distances than all other distance measuring devices combined.

In an article that appears in the October 2011 issue of Golf Digest, SkyCaddie was the only golf distance measuring device to receive Gold rating, the highest recognition from the “Hot List” testing panel, which included Golf Digest editors, golf retailers, golf professionals and consumers.

The Golf Digest panel recognized SkyCaddie for its breadth of golfer-friendly features and benefits,  including SkyGolf’s unmatched ground mapping process whereby highly-trained SkyCaddie mappers walk every course — just like PGA TOUR caddies do for their pros — using survey-grade equipment with accuracy within a yard or less, to record thousands of points on each hole to verify the exact locations of targets, hazards, fairway run outs, major green contours, false fronts and the perimeter of every green with dynamic front carry and back numbers.  That is why more golfers use and trust SkyCaddie than the other trailing brands combined, with SkyCaddie beating the nearest competitor, according to Golf Datatech’s survey, by a margin of 4 to 1.

“We are very excited to serve as the Gold standard among golf distance measuring devices, and to receive such strong recognition in the prestigious Golf Digest ‘Hot List,’” said Richard Edmonson, CEO, SkyGolf.  “The testing panel for the ‘Hot List’ is a diverse group of editors, golf pros, retailers and consumers, and to have them collectively award the Gold rating to SkyCaddie is a strong testament to why our product is the #1 Rangefinder in Golf.  Exact yardage remains the most important issue among golfers looking to purchase a distance measuring device.  However, a GPS system can be no more accurate than the map it uses.  If the map is wrong, so are the distances.  That’s why only SkyGolf goes the extra mile and extra expense to deliver maps that deliver the same trusted, reliable yardages that no Tour Pro would play without.  And, unfortunately such accuracy comes at price as most good things cost money.  And yes, we have modestly-priced annual membership plans that allow us to deliver this reliability, but our customers believe it’s the best investment a golfer can make in terms of game improvement by virtue of our #1 rated accuracy and the fact we have more golfers trusting our SkyCaddie than all other GPS rangefinders combined.”

The Golf Digest “Hot List” serves to provide golfers with a guide that they can use as a starting point in searching for new golf equipment.  The editors of Golf Digest, along with golf retailers, professionals and consumers spend hours testing all of the newest products each fall.  The products that rate the best end up on the “Hot List,” with the very best in each category earning a Gold rating.

Edmonson adds, “Whether a golfer has a handicap of 2 or 22, having the right distance is essential for a good shot to end up in a good place.  Having the wrong distance information adds another handicap to a golfer who is already challenged enough by a tough game.  We achieved this Gold rating from Golf Digest because we believe that golfers of all skill levels deserve the best and most accurate distances possible.  Everyone wants to buy a better game.  So, when it comes to distances, everyone can be equal if they buy a rangefinder that is reliable and accurate…and it’s clear that SkyCaddie is the right choice.

To learn more about SkyCaddie, visit http://www.skygolf.com.

About SkyGolf                                                                                                                  
SkyGolf® is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology products specifically designed for personal use on a golf course. SkyGolf is leading a revolution that is improving the way golfers play the game. The mission of SkyGolf is to respect the long-standing traditions of the game, use technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, and to provide golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences.  SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie®, the #1 rangefinder in golf, is committed to providing the same reliable information a professional caddie provides to PGA TOUR professionals. This unmatched reliability is created by walking every course just like a TOUR Caddie does for a professional golfer, recording critical target information using the only method trusted in professional golf. To date, SkyGolf has traveled over a million miles to ground map using sub-meter survey grade equipment , recording approximately 100 million data points on close to 30,000 golf courses worldwide using their TOUR Caddie ground-mapping methodology. Additionally, thousands of courses are updated annually. SkyGolf believes every amateur deserves the same complete information with the same reliability professional golfers receive and would never play without and believes its SkyCaddie is the closest thing to a Tour caddie’s actual yardage book.  The SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of The PGA of America, Canadian PGA, PGA of Great Britain and Ireland , the PGA of New Zealand, PGA of Germany, the PGA of Spain, the Swedish PGA and a Technology Partner of the PGA Learning Center .

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Six Top-10 Finishers Feature Company’s Premium Models in Woods, Hybrids

Six Top-10 Finishers Feature Company’s Premium Models in Woods, Hybrids

(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – reports the winner of the Deutsche Bank Championship relied on its Proforce AXIVCore Tour Black shaft in his driver (69 gram, x-flex) and this week added the new Proforce VTS Black in his three and five-woods (both 89 gram, x-flex).
The win marks the first PGA Tour victory for the Proforce VTS line, the only shaft collection to include torque as a variable in the fitting process. Each Proforce VTS weight/flex profile includes three torque options, allowing players to match the set-up that best suits their unique swing DNA. Shafts are color-coded to indicate torque rating, with Black featuring the lowest torque, Silver in the middle and Red offering the highest.

“With Proforce VTS, we are the only company who can increase ball speed and tighten dispersion by dialing in torque – it’s an added dimension to the fitting optimization process,” says Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of UST Mamiya. “Proforce VTS is rapidly gaining traction on Tours globally and is the next generation of top-performing shafts for players of all skill levels.”
In his first week with the Proforce VTS, the champion captured his second PGA Tour victory in three weeks. The win adds to the UST Mamiya’s list of titles this season, which include eight on the PGA Tour. Including the winner, six of the top-10 finishers at the Deutsche Bank Championship relied on shafts from UST Mamiya.

Widely available in early 2012, consumers can gain early access to Proforce VTS products through the UST Mamiya TourSPX dealer network, which is comprised of a group of highly-acclaimed club fitters nationwide. To find a fitter that carries the line, please visit http://hosted.where2getit.com/ust/attas_tbl.html.

Likened to the precision of Lexus automobiles, all UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are made using handcrafted, repeatable production techniques that incorporate world-class engineering and premium-selected raw materials. Tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content combine to enhance feel during the golf swing. UST Mamiya shafts have remained the top-selling aftermarket option in the United States the past four years.

The company produces a variety of shaft models, including the renowned ATTAS and Proforce lines, which have received significant usage on major professional tours internationally.
Knowing that every golfer who installs a new shaft will also need a grip, UST Mamiya offers a line of premium offerings, with groundbreaking new models being introduced in 2011. They include the Pro DV, Comp DV and ST1 putter grips.

About UST Mamiya

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) and its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan), combined operations, including research, development, production and materials-sourcing talents.  Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING, Taylor Made, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S., Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”
For more information:  http://www.ustmamiya.com, 817.267.2219.

DUSTIN JOHNSON TAKES THE BARCLAYS BY STORM

DUSTIN JOHNSON TAKES THE BARCLAYS BY STORM
TOUR360 ATV DEBUTS IN FULL FORCE

Final-Round 65 Secures Johnson’s Victory in Weather-Shortened FedExCup Kickoff

With hurricane Irene bearing down on the Northeast U.S., TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Dustin Johnson notched his second-career FedExCup Playoffs victory at The Barclays on Saturday, charging home with a brilliant final-round 65 to win by two shots. Johnson, wearing new TOUR360 ATV footwear from adidas Golf, was well-equipped to battle the field, and the soggy conditions at Plainfield Country Club. Weather forecasts calling for hurricane conditions shortened The Barclays to 54 holes, but take little meaning away from Johnson’s monumental victory, his fifth career PGA Tour win and first in 2011. It didn’t take long for the TOUR360 ATV, designed to deliver All-Terrain Versatility, to find the winner’s circle; The Barclays marked the official PGA Tour launch of the new footwear.

With the win, Johnson moves to No. 4 in Official World Golf Rankings and heads to TPC Boston for the Deustche Bank Championship as the leader in the FedExCup points race.

The TOUR360 ATV is available September 2011. See it here.
What’s in Dustin’s Bag:
R11 driver 9°
R9 fairway 15°
R9 fairway 19°
Tour Preferred MB irons (3-9)
TP xFT TP irons (48°, 54°, 60°)
Penta TP golf ball
adidas Golf apparel
adidas Golf TOUR360 ATV footwear

Notable
TMaG Tour Staffer Dustin Johnson wins weather-shortened Barclays wearing new adidas Golf TOUR360 ATV footwear
Second-career FedExCup Playoffs win for Dustin Johnson; previously won the 2010 BMW Championship
Johnson now ranks No. 4 in the Official World Golf Rankings and heads to the Deutsche Bank Championship leading the 2011 FedExCup points race
Johnson’s victory marks the 39th worldwide driver win in 2011 for TaylorMade; more than any other brand

Nike Golf Pays Tribute to the Iconic Nike Dunk Shoe with the Introduction of the Nike Dunk NG

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Nike Golf Pays Tribute to the Iconic Nike Dunk Shoe with the Introduction of the Nike Dunk NG

BEAVERTON, Ore. (August 23, 2011) – There will be a familiar iconic shoe showing up on the feet of Nike Athletes Michelle Wie and Anthony Kim.  Both young athletes will be sporting the new Nike Dunk (NG) Golf shoe. Wie will debut the colorful shoes at this week’s Women’s Canadian Open and Kim will wear them in the coming weeks on the PGA Tour.

A Nike brand franchise with a wide appeal, the Dunk has history, heritage, and a consumer cultural connection that Nike Golf respects and celebrates.  The new Nike Dunk NG, which inspires individuality and personal expression, will now be available for golfers starting January 1, 2012.

Staying true to the original Nike Dunk which was created 25 years ago, Nike Golf has kept the original last to ensure that the Nike Dunk NG feels just the same as the Dunks that people have grown to love without compromising performance for golf.  With golf specific spikes on the outsole and golf specific waterproof leather, the Nike Dunk has been transformed to perform on the course.

Keeping in line with the strong personality and attitude of the Nike Dunk, the Nike Dunk NG allows athletes to show their true colors on the course.  The energy of Soar Blue, Safety Orange, Court Green for men and Spark, Orange Glow and Mint for women allow consumers to have a bold, athletic look while coordinating with the apparel from the Nike Golf Sport Collection.

The Nike Dunk NG comes with two sets of shoelaces, allowing athletes to either accentuate the bright color of the shoe or to opt for traditional white.  With full-grain waterproof leather, the Nike Dunk NG can battle the elements of poor weather conditions.  The Scorpion Stinger Spikes ensure that traction is not an issue for the Nike Dunk NG.

A TOUCH OF NIKE DUNK HISTORY

The original Nike Dunk was created as a basketball shoe in 1985.  After it was introduced to the world, the Nike Dunk started a commotion when basketball teams began wearing them to match their uniforms.  New to the scene and already making a lasting impression, the Nike Dunks enjoyed a widespread following and massive popularity almost instantly. This new expression of style lasted through the years and Dunks have become the prized shoes for sneakerheads as well as fashion statements for anyone looking to add vintage style to their shoe collection. Now the Nike Dunk enters golf.

Key Features:

*  Full-grain waterproof leather
*  2 sets of shoelaces
*  Full-length contoured sockliner
*  Rubber cupsole
*  Authentic Nike Dunk fit and feel
*  2-Year Limited Waterproof Warranty
*  Scorpion Stinger Spikes and tri-LOK system

Nike Dunk NG – Mens
MSRP: $160.00
Available: 1/1/2012
Colors: White/Black-Soar; White/Black-Granite; White/Cargo Khaki-Safety Orange

Available: 3/1/2012
Colors: Midnight Fog/Prism Blue-Black; White/Court Green-Black

Nike Dunk NG – Womens
MSRP: $130.00
Available: 1/1/2012
Colors: White/Mint Candy-Granite; White/Black-Spark

Available: 3/1/2012
Colors: Black/White-Check; Orange Glow/White

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Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great game by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable athletes to perform at their physical and mental peak.  For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nikegolf.com

. To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit http://www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on facebook visit http://www.facebook.com/nikegolf . Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit http://www.nikegolf.com/presscenter

.  For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf’s public relations representative in respective countries for information.

UST Mamiya Proforce AXIVCore Shafts Used by Winner of Wyndham Championship

UST Mamiya Proforce AXIVCore Shafts Used by Winner of Wyndham Championship

(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – reports the winner of the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship relied on its Proforce AXIVCore Tour Black shafts in his driver (69 gram, x-flex), three-wood (79 gram, x-flex) and five-wood (89 gram, x-flex).

Continuing the trend of strong showings for UST Mamiya users, the champion carded four rounds in the 60s while earning his first PGA Tour victory at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. The win adds to the company’s list of titles this season, which include seven on the PGA Tour.

“Proforce products have become synonymous with elite performance, as shown by the numerous victories across all major Tours worldwide,” says Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of UST Mamiya. “We have a vast catalogue of shafts – including the next generation of Proforce that will launch at the end of the year – to fit any player’s unique swing DNA, resulting in maximized distance, accuracy and confidence.”

Likened to the precision of Lexus automobiles, all UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are made using handcrafted, repeatable production techniques that incorporate world-class engineering and premium-selected raw materials. Tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content combine to enhance feel during the golf swing. UST Mamiya shafts have remained the top-selling aftermarket option in the United States the past four years.

The company produces a variety of shaft models, including the renowned ATTAS and Proforce lines, which have received significant usage on major professional tours internationally.
Knowing that every golfer who installs a new shaft will also need a grip, UST Mamiya offers a line of premium offerings, with groundbreaking new models being introduced in 2011. They include the Pro DV, Comp DV and ST1 putter grips.

About UST Mamiya

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) and its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan), combined operations, including research, development, production and materials-sourcing talents.  Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING, Taylor Made, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S., Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

For more information:  http://www.ustmamiya.com, 817.267.2219.

Nike Golf Athletes Suzann Pettersen and Oliver Fisher Shine with Big Wins on Their Respective Tours

Nike Golf Athletes Suzann Pettersen and Oliver Fisher Shine with Big Wins on Their Respective Tours

-Both Nike athletes won with Nike VR clubs, Nike Method prototype putters and Nike 20XI balls –

Beaverton, OR (August 22, 2011) – Nike Golf athletes Suzann Pettersen and twenty-two-year-old Oliver Fisher emerged as champions at the Safeway Classic and the Czech Open on the LPGA and PGA European Tours, respectively.  Both Nike athletes won with a bag full of Nike Golf products, including the new Nike 20XI golf ball and Nike Method prototype putters.

Pettersen, who came off of a recent win at the Ladies Irish Open, delivered a stunning performance in the final round by shooting a 7-under-par score of 64 to position her in a sudden-death playoff and overcome a 9-shot deficit. She sealed her victory with a par on the first playoff hole.  This is her third win this year with the Nike 20XI–X golf ball and second victory with the new Nike prototype putter. This new Nike Method prototype features a unique mallet shape with a high MOI providing overall stability and performance. It will be available at retail on November 1, 2011.

On the PGA European Tour, Fisher claimed his first career victory and displayed nerves of steel by making six crucial birdie putts with his Nike Method putter en route to his two-stroke victory. The Nike Method franchise has been extremely successful on the respective professional tours all over the world having won 26 times, including three PGA Tour major championships. Fisher joins fellow Nike athlete Pettersen as the first professionals to win on the global tours with the new 20XI ball since its North America launch in April.  The Nike 20XI ball is scheduled to be introduced at retail globally on February 1, 2012. The 20XI ball features game-changing resin core technology that is faster and lighter than traditional rubber cores. A faster and lighter core results in longer distance and more controlled shots.

Both athletes also used the Nike VR Woods, Hybrids, Irons and Wedges. The Nike VR franchise has more than 80 worldwide wins including three major championships.

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Pettersen’s Nike Golf Arsenal

Driver:  Nike VR STR8-FIT 9.5-degree
Fairway Woods:  Nike SQ Dymo 3-wood/13-degree
Hybrids:  Nike VR 18-degree
Irons:  Nike VR Pro Combo (4-PW)
Wedges:  Nike VR Blade 48-degree; Nike VR 53 and 59-degree
Putter:  Nike High-MOI Method Prototype
Ball:  Nike 20XI-X
Apparel:  Nike Golf Women’s Collection
Footwear: Nike Lunar Links

Fisher’s Nike Golf Arsenal:

Driver: Nike VR Pro Ltd 8.5 driver
Irons:  VR Pro Combo Irons 3-9
Wedges: VR Pro Wedges 46, 52, 59
Fairway Woods: VR Pro prototype 15-degree fairway wood
Hybrids: VR Pro hybrid 18-degree
Putter:  Nike Method prototype putter
Ball: 20XI–X
Apparel: Nike Golf Border and Tech Range
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control

Nike Golf’s 2011 PGA Tour Victories

*  Lucas Glover – Wells Fargo Championship
*  Charl Schwartzel – The Masters Tournament
*  Jhonattan Vegas – Bob Hope Classic

Nike Golf’s 2011 International Victories

*  Oliver Fisher – Czech Open (PGA European Tour)
*  Suzann Pettersen – Ladies Irish Open (Ladies European Tour)
*  Simon Dyson – Irish Open (PGA European Tour)
*  Paul Casey – Volvo Golf Champions (PGA European Tour)
*  Charl Schwartzel – Joburg Open (PGA European Tour)
*  Pablo Martin – Alfred Dunhill Championship (PGA European Tour)

Nike Golf’s 2011 LPGA Tour Victories

*  Suzann Pettersen – Safeway Classic
*  Suzann Pettersen – Sybase Match Play Championship

Nike Golf’s 2011 Champions Tour Victories

*  John Cook – Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am
*  John Cook – Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
*  John Cook – Montreal Championship

Nike Golf’s 2011 Japan LPGA Tour Victories

*  Kumiko Kaneda – Fuji-Sankei Classic

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Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great game by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable athletes to perform at their physical and mental peak.  For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nikegolf.com

.  To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit http://www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on facebook go to http://www.facebook.com/nikegolf .  Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit http://www.nikegolf.com/presscenter

.  For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf’s public relations representative in respective countries for information.

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UST Mamiya Proforce V2 Shaft Used by Winner of Price Cutter Charity Championship

UST Mamiya Proforce V2 Shaft Used by Winner of Price Cutter Charity Championship
Win Caps Excellent Week as Company Claims No.1 Position in Wood and Driver Shaft Manufacturer Counts According to Darrell Survey

(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – reports it captured the wood and driver shaft manufacturer counts at the Nationwide Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship with 80 products in play
during the week, including a Proforce V2 used by the winner in his 3-wood (86 gram, x-flex).

Over the last four events, UST Mamiya placed first or second in both wood and driver shaft counts. New product introductions have catapulted an impressive progression from a fifth-place standing in wood shafts and fourth in driver shafts at the season-opening Panama Claro Championship.

“Players on the Nationwide Tour and all major Tours worldwide increasingly rely on our products and are putting into play the shaft that matches their particular swing DNA,” says Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of UST Mamiya. “Our cross-section of options suits the needs of all skill levels and the revolutionary new shafts Tour players are using will soon be made available for recreational golfers.”
Continuing the trend of strong showings for UST Mamiya users, the winner carded four rounds in the 60s at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, MO, to capture his first Nationwide victory. The win adds to the company’s list of titles this season, which include six on the PGA Tour.

“Pat Dempsey, our Nationwide Tour representative, has excelled in educating players on how our shafts will enhance their performance with clear benefits,” adds Schikner.
Likened to the precision of Lexus automobiles, all UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are made using handcrafted, repeatable production techniques that incorporate world-class engineering and premium-selected raw materials. Tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content combine to enhance feel during the golf swing. UST Mamiya shafts have remained the top-selling aftermarket option in the United States the past four years.

The company produces a variety of shaft models, including the renowned ATTAS and Proforce lines, which have received significant usage on major professional tours internationally. 
Knowing that every golfer who installs a new shaft will also need a grip, UST Mamiya offers a line of premium offerings, with groundbreaking new models being introduced in 2011. They include the Pro DV, Comp DV and ST1 putter grips.

About UST Mamiya

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) and its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan), combined operations, including research, development, production and materials-sourcing talents.  Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING, Taylor Made, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S., Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

For more information:  http://www.ustmamiya.com, 817.267.2219.
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UST Mamiya Proforce V2 Shaft Used by Winner of WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

UST Mamiya Proforce V2 Shaft Used by Winner of WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – reports the winner of the PGA Tour’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational relied on its Proforce V2 shaft in hybrid (104 gram, x-flex), including multiple key shots on the final holes.

Continuing the trend of strong showings for UST Mamiya users, the champion carded a final round 65 while earning his first career WCG victory at Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH. The win adds to the company’s list of titles this season, which include six on the PGA Tour.

“Our Proforce shafts have been trusted by scores of top professionals in hundreds of Tour victories over the past decade and we look forward to unveiling the next generation later this year,” says Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of UST Mamiya. “We take great pride in providing a variety of shaft options that help players of all skill levels maximize distance, accuracy and total performance.”
Likened to the precision of Lexus automobiles, all UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are made using handcrafted, repeatable production techniques that incorporate world-class engineering and premium-selected raw materials. Tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content combine to enhance feel during the golf swing. UST Mamiya shafts have remained the top-selling aftermarket option in the United States the past four years.

The company produces a variety of shaft models, including the renowned ATTAS and Proforce lines, which have received significant usage on major professional tours internationally.
Knowing that every golfer who installs a new shaft will also need a grip, UST Mamiya offers a line of premium offerings, with groundbreaking new models being introduced in 2011. They include the Pro DV, Comp DV and ST1 putter grips.

About UST Mamiya
Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) and its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan), combined operations, including research, development, production and materials-sourcing talents.  Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING, Taylor Made, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S., Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

For more information:  http://www.ustmamiya.com, 817.267.2219.