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.

Boccieri Golf Unveils Limited Edition White Heavy Driver

Boccieri Golf Unveils Limited Edition White Heavy Driver
Innovative Counterweighted Design Increases Distance, Accuracy and Consistency
(RIDGEFIELD, CT) – Boccieri Golf announces its widely acclaimed “Control Series” Heavy Driver – named GOLF Magazine’s “Most Surprising New Club” at the 2011 PGA Show – is now available in a limited edition white finish.

Retailing for $399, the 460cc Heavy Driver is strategically engineered with a 50-gram backweight in the butt-end of the shaft. This has been shown to significantly improve tempo and stability by consistently delivering the club’s sweet spot to the ball, thus ensuring optimal distance and accuracy.

“Research and consumer testing has proven the Heavy Driver is simply a better product – one that provides superior results to any other brand regardless of a player’s skill level,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. “White drivers offer an optical option that some golfers prefer, so we’re combining this with our unique technology to create the game’s most attractive high-performance driver.”
Incorporating revolutionary “Dimple Face Technology,” the Heavy Driver was developed to maximize the coefficient of restitution (COR) without decreasing durability. This allows better weight distribution throughout the head, which has slightly more mass than traditional offerings, and makes it one of the highest MOI drivers available. The benefit of additional mass is greater force at impact, which results in superior distance. The driver is available in 9°, 10° and HL or “High Launch” (12.5°) lofts with a variety of flexes in a premium Aldila NVS shaft.

Additional offerings in the “Control Series” line include:

Heavy Wood and Heavy Hybrid: Constructed of 17-4 stainless steel with a special face insert made of 455 steel, the Heavy Woods will be available in 15 and 19 degree options, and the Heavy Hybrid in 20, 23 and 26 degrees.

Heavy Irons: Designed to improve overall consistency, the Heavy Irons have a head weight of approximately eight grams more than conventional irons. This combines with the counter-weight to raise the balance point for unparalleled control. The new collection is one quarter inch shorter than irons from other leading manufacturers, promoting smoother transition and consistent contact for superior accuracy and lower scores.
Heavy Wedge: Added weight (65 grams) is positioned in the butt of the shaft, raising the club’s balance point nearly 40 percent to promote improved distance and directional control. Available in a variety of loft and bounce options with grooves conforming to new USGA regulations.

In addition to the company’s “full swing” products, its new Heavy Putter Bronze and Tour Series collections are also available. Each new offering is part of the popular MID-WEIGHT family, which independent testing indicates is preferred by 7 out of 10 golfers over the putters currently in their bags. Each incorporates Boccieri Golf’s unprecedented application of a heavier mass head and counter-balanced weight in the grip end of the shaft. This automatically engages the body’s larger, more stable muscles to promote greater stability, consistency and control. 
 
About Boccieri Golf

The TOUR-proven Heavy Putter was launched in 2005 and has played a key role in victories on the PGA, European, Champions, Nationwide, Asian, Canadian and European Challenge Tours. Boccieri Golf products have expanded to include the Control Series, consisting of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons featuring the latest advances in counter-weighted technology. All are unique due to back weighting in the butt-end of the shaft which produces a higher balance point to promote a smoother swing. Boccieri Golf products are now carried by the finest off-course shops and most prestigious golf courses, country clubs and resorts in all 50 states and more than 35 overseas markets.

For more information please visit http://www.boccierigolf.com or call 888.788.8374.

SkyCaddie® Ranked #1 in Accuracy Among Serious Golfers in Golf Datatech Survey

SkyCaddie® Ranked #1 in Accuracy Among Serious Golfers in Golf Datatech Survey
Industry Survey Reveals that 94% of Serious Golfers Believe Exact Yardage is
Important to Their Game

RIDGELAND, Miss., August 9, 2011…SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, today announced that SkyCaddie has been ranked #1 in accuracy among all distance measuring devices (DMD) in a 2011 survey conducted by Golf Datatech, the industry’s leading research firm.  The Golf Datatech survey represents the first independent study of the DMD market, polling serious golfer’s perceptions of lasers, dedicated GPS devices and smartphone apps.  It also revealed that 94% of all serious golfers believe “exact yardage” is important to their game and that more golfers use SkyCaddie than all other GPS rangefinders combined.

“Exact yardage is clearly an important issue among golfers and we’re pleased that serious players overwhelmingly choose SkyCaddie as the most accurate rangefinder in golf, even considering lasers,” said Richard Edmonson, SkyGolf’s CEO.  “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 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.  Clearly, SkyCaddie has proven it is the most trusted rangefinder in the game, based upon this study of real golfers, with its ranking as #1 in accuracy among all types of rangefinders and #1 in users of GPS rangefinders by a huge margin.”

According to Golf Datatech’s survey, more golfers use and trust SkyCaddie than the next four trailing brands combined, with SkyCaddie beating the nearest competitor by a margin of 4 to 1.  SkyGolf attributes its high ranking among golfers to the fact that highly-trained SkyCaddie mappers walk every course — just like PGA TOUR caddies do for their pros — using sub-meter, survey-grade equipment 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.

“Other rangefinders largely depend upon third party sources of imagery and flyovers of golf courses that are known to contain inherent errors and can be out of date.  For example, one GPS rangefinder competitor actually includes a disclaimer in their user guide as follows ‘We use a combination of governmental and private data sources…Virtually all data sources contain some inaccurate or incomplete data.  In some countries complete and accurate map information is either not available or prohibitively expensive.’  SkyCaddie knows about these errors and rather than send them to our customers uncorrected, SkyCaddie goes the extra mile to correct such errors by creating its own maps rather than tracing images in an office from unreliable third party sources,” adds Edmonson.

Edmonson continues, “A GPS system can be no more accurate than the map it uses.  If the map is wrong, so are the distances. At SkyGolf, we believe all golfers deserve the same trusted, reliable yardages that no Tour Pro would play without.  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 position in users and #1 rated rangefinder in accuracy.”

Now through Labor Day, SkyGolf is making it more affordable than ever for golfers to enjoy the trust and reliability of the #1 Rangefinder in Golf for as little as $99 with an incredible trade-in and instant rebate program available at http://www.skygolf.com and at participating green grass shops and retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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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Simon Dyson wins The Irish Open

Simon Dyson wins The Irish Open

Date: August 1, 2011

Nike Golf Athlete Simon Dyson Prevails in Killarney With a Victory at
The Irish Open

BEAVERTON, OR (August 1, 2011) – Nike Golf Athlete Simon Dyson sealed his fifth career win at the Irish Open in a thrilling final round, posting a four under par 67 to clinch the title by one shot. Dyson called his play at the Irish Open, “probably the best golf I’ve ever played.”

Playing consistent golf throughout the week, Dyson utilized his full bag of Nike Golf arsenal, including the precision of his VR Pro Combo irons and VR Pro wedges. Dyson attributed much of his success to his laser like iron shots with his VR Pro Combo irons to beat an impressive field. Sporting Nike Dri-FIT apparel, Dyson wore styles from the European tech and border Nike Golf collections. Providing both style and performance, he also wore the tour-proven Nike Lunar Control shoe.

This victory is Dyson’s first win in 2011 and concludes a great month of golf for theEnglishman, coming off a ninth place finish at The Open Championship. This win moves Dyson into the top 50 in the official world golf rankings and secures him a place in the field at this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Dyson’s Nike Arsenal
• Driver: Nike SQ Sumo” 10.5-degree (UST Attas Proto shaft)
• Fairway Woods: Nike SQ Sumo” 15-degree/3-wood and Nike VR STR8-FIT 19-
degree/5-wood
• Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (3-PW)
• Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52 and 60-degree
• Ball: Nike ONE Tour D
• Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Collection (European Tech & Border Collections)
• 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
• 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 – 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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Nike Athlete John Cook Sizzles at The Montreal Championship

Nike Athlete John Cook Sizzles at The Montreal Championship and Comes Up with his Third Champions Tour Title in 2011

Date: July 4, 2011

Nike athlete John Cook recorded his third title on the Champions Tour in 2011 at The Montreal Championship after posting a bogey-free 6-under-par final round of 66.  Cook now has won eight times in his career on the Champions Tour.

Starting the final round one shot back, Cook’s Nike Method putter quickly went to work for him as he grabbed two birdies on the first and second holes to take the lead. He expanded his lead to three at the turn and made a 12-foot clutch par putt at the 15 hole followed by a birdie on the 17th. Cook ranked second in putts per round with his Nike Method.

With the Nike VR Pro Blades in his bag, Cook ranked sixth in greens in regulation averaging 87%. The Nike VR franchise continues to be a key component for Nike athletes all around the world. In 2011, the Nike VR franchise has won 19 tournament titles on the professional tours, including one major championship by Nike athlete Charl Schwartzel at The Masters.  The Nike Method putter has eight professional wins around the globe this season, including Schwartzel’s major championship victory at The Masters.

Now ranked third on the Champions Tour money list, Cook’s victory brings to 11 the total number of wins by Nike athletes in 2011.

??Cook’s Nike Arsenal
• Driver:  Nike VR STR8-FIT Tour 8.5-degree
• Hybrid: Nike VR 18-degree
• Irons:  Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW)
• Wedges: Nike VR Blade 53 and VR V-Rev 59-degree
• Ball:  Nike One Tour
• Apparel:  Nike Golf Tour Collection
• Footwear:  Nike Trophy

?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
• 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 – 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