Srixon Unveils Z-FORGED: Next Generation Tour Performance

Srixon Unveils Z-FORGED: Next Generation Tour Performance

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Jan. 21, 2019 — SRIXON®, a global leader in golf equipment and innovation, introduces Z-FORGED, a muscle back blade iron crafted for the best players in the world. Srixon’s Z-FORGED officially launches in North America on February 1, 2019.

Z-FORGED begins with two sharp lines at the back, one from the toe and one from the heel, which form its signature double curve design. Z-FORGED elevates iron performance with its forged construction delivering an unrivaled soft feel in a crisp, explosive profile. Designed for the ultimate ball-strikers yet engineered to perform, Z-FORGED is the ultimate blade iron, realized.

“The new Z-FORGED irons are the most compact, most workable irons in our line,” said Dustin Brekke, Engineering Manager. “They were created to give professionals and advanced amateur golfers confidence to hit every shot, while featuring a sole that glides through the turf for better contact and stable spin under any condition.”

Key Technologies:

  • Muscle Back Blade: Classic blade shaping optimized for maximum workability and unmatched feel.
  • Updated Tour V.T. Sole: A newly redesigned Tour V.T. Sole provides more consistent ball striking while maintaining enough versatility to execute any shot.
  • Forged Construction: Forged from a single billet of soft 1020 carbon steel for exceptional feel.

The Srixon Z-FORGED officially launch in North America on February 1, 2019, at a MAP of $142.85 for a single iron, $999.99 for a seven-piece set, and $1,142.84 for an eight-piece set.

ABOUT Srixon®:

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Srixon®, is part of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. The professional staff includes players such as Hideki Matsuyama, Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Inbee 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.”

AHEAD Unveils Fall 2019 Apparel, Headwear Lineup

AHEAD Unveils Fall 2019 Apparel, Headwear Lineup

Company to Showcase New Offerings at PGA Merchandise Show

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (Jan. 21, 2019) — AHEAD has announced its new men’s and women’s apparel and headwear offerings for Fall 2019, featuring a fashion-forward lineup to wear on the golf course, as well as an array of casual lifestyle clothing options.

For its men’s apparel line, AHEAD is introducing a brand-new color, Concord, poised to seize upon the trend of purple as one of the season’s hotter colors, according to Chuck Lord, chief creative officer, AHEAD. Concord will be prominently displayed as part of new polo and outerwear offerings, and also will be paired with popular existing colors, True Navy and Carbon, to create what Lord termed “several striking combinations that will hold appeal for a variety of ages and tastes.”

The company enjoyed considerable success with its Almalfi/Steel collection and for Fall ’19 has added a Flame accent to provide additional pop. This orange accent will be added to both the polo and pullover.

Concord also will be featured in the AHEAD Essentials men’s collection for Fall ’19 — first as a solid in the Fairway Performance polo, and second as part of the lineup of its “feedstripe” shirts.

Amalfi/Steel and True Navy/Concord are two new color combinations being added to the collection’s half-zip knit pullover line, while new collar stitching has been added to the entire line of eight colors.

Other new Essentials offerings include the Herringbone Print Quarter-Zip Pullover and the Hybrid Quarter-Zip Pullover. According to Lord, AHEAD has received considerable buzz with its pullovers over the past several seasons and the company expects the new fashion-forward herringbone print options to be met with similar approval.

Kate Lord

AHEAD’s Kate Lord women’s line is introducing two bright new, trending colors for Fall ’19. In one stylish collection, Nectarine is paired with existing Raspberry as well as black to create attractive polo, skort and outerwear options.

Daffodil debuts in the other new collection and is paired with Surf and True Navy to give women several sporty options. Azul adds another coordinating color for sleeveless polos and pullovers. Kate Lord also will be offering two diamond-print skorts that incorporate all the colors from their respective collection.

Kate Lord also will be introducing a Reverse Heather Fleece in three colors: Charcoal, True Navy and Petal.

Lord said the company continues to pride itself on its innovative, eye-catching ornamentation techniques that consistently achieve new heights in popularity on its apparel options. “We’re again very graphic-driven for Fall 2019 and when it comes to our ornamentation techniques, nobody does it better than AHEAD.”

Headwear

Long known for its innovative and popular headwear, AHEAD will be introducing its first-ever women’s brimmed sun hat for Fall ’19. Designed with a high-end Taslon fabrication, the Tiffany hat is moisture wicking with UPF sun protection and also features a ponytail holder in the back. Also set to debut is a new cap that is made of performance nylon and uses the actual fabric from the Fall ’19 Kate Lord fashion collection to adorn the visor lip and back closure strap. The Zoey will debut in three colors — Daffodil, Raspberry, and Surf.

New headwear options for men include the Cameron, a new take on AHEAD’s current “Cotton Linen Snap Back” cotton-linen mesh back cap. Lord said the company enjoyed such positive feedback on the cap, it decided to create a “solid” version of that cap. It will be introduced in two colors: Navy and Carbon linen. The Jordan, a textured performance fabric cap, will make its debut in eight colors. The nylon fabrication is moisture wicking, breathable, and lightweight.

The new Fall 2019 AHEAD men’s lines, Kate Lord women’s lines, headwear, and accessories, all will be featured at the PGA Merchandise Show Jan. 23-25 in exhibit booth 4757 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

At its booth, AHEAD will be giving away a limited number of special bottle openers celebrating the 20th anniversary of AHEAD’s partnership with golf legend Jack Nicklaus. AHEAD will have one of its engraving machines operating in the booth and will engrave each recipient’s name on the bottle opener. In spring 2018, AHEAD renewed its relationship with Nicklaus to continue representing the company’s headwear.

For more information about AHEAD, visit aheadweb.com. To access the company’s online shop page, visit aheadusashop.com.

About AHEADwww.aheadweb.com

Founded in 1995, AHEAD is a multi-dimensional brand with a proven track record of success distributing headwear, apparel, and accessories to the green grass, resort and corporate markets. Its single focus of providing quality products, with innovative, high-quality design, and merchandising concepts has led to more than 20 years of continued growth and expansion. AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world. Among active professional golfers who wear AHEAD gear on the course are Jim Furyk and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam wear AHEAD exclusively.

Bridgestone Golf Uses Ball Fitting Data To Design New Balls

Bridgestone Golf Utilizes 12-years Of Ball-Fitting Data To Build Balls With Unparalleled Distance and Forgiveness– e12 SOFT and e12 SPEED

COVINGTON, Ga. – (January 22, 2019) – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, unveiled today its innovative e12 family of golf balls, using 12 years of proprietary ball-fitting data to take distance and accuracy performance to a new level.  The e12 family of balls builds upon the 3-piece, surlyn construction, spin-reducing forgiveness of Bridgestone’s popular e-series, now with more power than ever before.

The e12 family includes two models – e12 SOFT and e12 SPEED – delivering increased firepower off the tee and reduced sidespin for players who need it most.  Both of the e12 balls feature Bridgestone’s proprietary new Active Acceleration Mantle layer as a key component of their 3-piece construction.  The Active Acceleration Mantle is comprised of a new High Performance Polymer material that provides increased thrust and higher initial velocity at impact, while allowing Bridgestone to soften the core for greater forgiveness and enhanced feel.  In addition, each of the balls utilizes Bridgestone’s Delta Wing Dimple pattern for less drag and optimized aerodynamics. The e12 SOFT is designed specifically for players with less than 105 mph swing speeds who fight sidespin challenges, while the e12 SPEED is intended for higher swing speed players (greater than 105 mph) who struggle with accuracy off the tee.

“With the benefit of 12 years of ball-fitting data, we have amassed an incredible body of data that has allowed our R&D engineers to pinpoint specifically what causes players to lose distance and accuracy in golf ball construction,” said Elliot Mellow, Golf Ball Marketing Manager, Bridgestone Golf.  “Contrary to the traditional school of thought in golf ball design, where power comes solely from the core, our new Active Acceleration Mantle actually allows us to derive additional power from the mantle layer to boost distance. We’ve created the ‘holy grail’ of distance performance golf balls – a 3-piece surlyn construction that minimizes sidespin to provide ultimate forgiveness, while delivering velocity needed to ensure maximum distance.”

The Bridgestone e12 SOFT and e12 SPEED balls will hit retail on February 15th, 2019 and feature a street price of $29.99 per dozen.  In addition to the classic white version, the e12 SOFT will also be available in bright Matte Green, Matte Red and Matte Yellow colors.

In addition to the new e12 SOFT and e12 SPEED, Bridgestone Golf has a diverse portfolio of golf balls, designed based on information gleaned through ball-fitting, to meet the needs of a wide range of player performance characteristics, including the popular TOUR B series. For more information on the company’s entire offering of golf balls and for help selecting the right ball for you, visit bridgestonegolf.com.

About Bridgestone Golf

Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and today has more golf ball design patents than any other company. Beginning in 2006, Bridgestone revolutionized golf ball selection with its custom ball-fitting program, identifying a golfer’s ideal golf ball based on personal swing characteristics. Today, as the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, Bridgestone has conducted over 2.1 million fittings via a combination of live-fitting, online selection and its B-FIT App.  The consumer data gathered from ball-fitting continues to inspire Bridgestone’s innovative new golf ball designs, yielding industry-leading performance products for the entire range of players, from recreational golfers to the best in the world. Bridgestone Golf is proudly represented on international professional tours by icons such as Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson.  Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. More information:  bridgestonegolf.com.

Tee Time Central Launches At 2019 PGA Show

Tee Time Central, a Software Service and Course Management Suite, to Launch at 2019 PGA Merchandise Show

Tee Time Central Offerings Highlighted by a Booking Engine and Call Center for Courses

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Tee Time Central, a software service and course management suite designed specifically for the golf industry, will debut at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show January 23-25 in Orlando, Fla.

Tee Time Central (TTC) was created for the golf industry by course owners, operators and industry professionals. Tee Time Central will share booth 3117 with Chronogolf, which offers innovative, cloud-based software and marketing solutions.

Tee Time Central provides courses a booking engine, central reservation system, call center, and package company platform. Utilizing cutting edge technology, Tee Time Central allows courses to increase efficiency, reduce costs, boost revenue, and improve customer service.

“Tee Time Central is a golf specific platform, bringing a variety of services under one umbrella in a way that will help courses maximize revenue and efficiency,” said Justin Binke, Tee Time Central’s director of marketing. “From the game’s most versatile booking engine to our call center, which will untether PGA professionals from the golf shop counter, Tee Time Central will help improve golf course operations.”

TTC has partnered with Chronogolf and will serve as the call center for courses utilizing Chrono’s software.

“We are excited to partner with Tee Time Central to provide our courses with a call center staffed by people who understand the game,” said Matt Welliver, vice president of corporate development for Chronogolf. “This is a partnership that will benefit golfers and, by extension, courses using Chronogolf software.”

Tee Time Central’s call center is setup to be an extension of a course’s golf shop – staffed by golfers who understand the needs of players and courses, a value-add no other program in the game offers.

The online booking engine integrates with course websites providing customizable add-on products, accepts many tee sheet platforms, and multi-player groups on multiple courses.

For more information, go to www.TeeTimeCentral.com.

About Chronogolf:
Chronogolf provides innovative cloud-based software and marketing solutions to golf courses ranging from online booking, electronic tee-sheet, member management, tournaments management, customer loyalty and point of sale solutions for golf shops, snack bars and restaurants. Over 500 golf courses trust Chronogolf as their software provider across the world. Chronogolf’s headquarters are in Montreal, with offices in Vancouver, Lyon, Phoenix and Richmond. Visit pro.chronogolf.com for more information.

Westin Mission Hills Hosts Amateur Tournament

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA – January 22nd, 2019 –The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is hosting The Rancho Mirage City Amateur Championship Golf Tournament. Sponsored by the City of Rancho Mirage, this is the first of its kind in this city and will become an annual event. The two-day tournament, for amateur golfers with an established GHIN handicap index, will be held on March 26-27th

The tournament will utilize both of the resort’s championship golf courses, the Pete Dye Course and the Gary Player Course. Whether playing the Pete Dye Resort Courses’ challenging yet forgiving design, or the Gary Player Signature Courses’ great and friendly layout, each will deliver the finest golf experience in the Palm Springs area. At a medium to advanced level, each course offers some of the best greens in the desert and features stunning desert scape and mountain skyline views.

The tournament format will be an individual aggregate stroke play event over 36 holes of competition. There will be five flights – Championship, Sinatra, Davis Jr, Martin & Bishop. The top three places for each flight will receive a trophy.  Practice rounds are available at the resident card rate after 11am the week prior to the event. 

The entry deadline to participate in this tournament is March 19th. Residents of Rancho Mirage can register for $225 per player, non-residents are $250 per player. Each registry includes green fees, catered breakfast and catered awards celebration. 

To register: https://www.playmissionhills.com/rancho_mirage_city_amateur/

About The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is a 512 room, AAA four-diamond resort nestled in the heart of the Coachella Valley. Spread out over 365-acres, the greater Palm Springs area resort offers spacious guest rooms and suites, over 65,000 square feet of meeting space, two championship golf courses, an intimate spa, seven lighted tennis courts, three pools, a 75-foot waterslide and multiple dining options to include the signature Italian restaurant, Pinzimini. For more information, please visit www.westinmissionhills.com

MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com Unveils Founders Group All-Inclusive Package

MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com Unveils Founders Group All-Inclusive Package


King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club

22 Courses, Free Range Balls, Lunch and 2 Drinks Daily Highlight New Offer

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com has unveiled its newest package – the Founders Group All-Inclusive – and players are flocking to the offer, which allows them to choose among 22 of the area’s best courses and includes free range balls, lunch and two draft beers each day.

The Founders Group All-Inclusive golf course lineup features many of the Myrtle Beach area’s most prominent layouts, including top 100 caliber designs in the Grande Dunes Resort Course, TPC Myrtle Beach and King’s North at Myrtle Beach National.

Pawleys Plantation and Long Bay Club, both highly regarded Jack Nicklaus designs, World Tour Golf Links and Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s first course, are also among the headlining layouts in the package.

The Founders Group All-Inclusive can be booked as golf-only or stay-and-play package, and it begins at just $55 per day for tee times.  

[COMPLETE PACKAGE DETAILS]

“Myrtle Beach has golf’s most attractive combination of quality and value, and the Founders Group All-Inclusive package has an abundance of both,” said Justin Binke, director of marketing for MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com. “A quality round golf, lunch and a couple drinks of your choice is a recipe for a great day, and MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com provides all of it with the Founders Group All-Inclusive offer.”

The package’s complete lineup of courses also includes: Aberdeen Country Club, Burning Ridge, Colonial Charters, Founders Club, Indian Wells, Litchfield Country Club, SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National, West Course at Myrtle Beach National, PineHills and Palmetto courses at Myrtlewood, River Club, River Hills, Tradition, Wild Wing Avocet and Willbrook Plantation.

MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com is the Grand Strand’s ultimate resource, providing players access to the area’s best package offers, videos, latest news, and more than 100,000 player reviews to help plan and book a golf vacation.

For more information, visit www.MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com or call 866-694-2448.

About Founders Group International
Founders Group International (FGI) is the foremost golf course owner-operator company in the Southeastern United States. Formed in 2014 through various purchases and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, FGI owns and operates 22 golf courses (423 holes) in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., America’s seaside golf capital.

Those courses include Pine Lakes Country Club, the “granddaddy” of Myrtle Beach area courses; TPC Myrtle Beach, host site of the 2019 NCAA Division I men’s golf regional and Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship; and Grande Dunes Resort Club, home of the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center.

FGI administers http://www.MBN.com, a leader in online tee time bookings, as well as package outlet Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. With the help of Golf Insider’s 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries through FGI’s assets, including “top-100 caliber” courses Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, and more than 80 other Myrtle Beach area courses.

More information about Founders Group International is available at http://www.foundersgroupinternational.comhttp://www.mbn.com or MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.

WILSON GOLF INTRODUCES SUPERLIGHT D7 DRIVER AND WOOD LINE

WILSON GOLF INTRODUCES SUPERLIGHT D7 DRIVER AND WOOD LINE

The new D7 line with RE-AKT Technology delivers faster club head speed for longer distances.

CHICAGO, January 14, 2019 – Today, Wilson Golf officially launched the new D7 driver along with the line of D7 woods and hybrids for the 2019 season. Highlighted by its superlight design, the D7 driver, woods and hybrids provides golfers with greater ball speeds for longer distances, and ultimate playability when attacking the green.

With a club head weight of just 192 grams, the Wilson Staff D7 driver features RE-AKT Technology plus a combination of superlight design and reactive face technology to deliver faster club head speeds and ball speeds for longer distances off the tee.

Engineered with the [K]omposite Crown Design, the D7 crown features a layer of Dupont Kevlar® between carbon fiber to neutralize vibration and produce a sharp, crisp sound and ultimate feel.

“The process of creating the D7 driver started with designing the head shape and then stripping out nearly 25 grams of excessive weight,” said Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf.  “This weight was strategically returned to the head with the goal of improving the sound of the driver and optimizing ball flight with Dynamic Launch Control.”

Dynamic Launch Control strategically positions internal weights in each head to aid different swing speeds. The 9.0o degree for players with a fast swing speed with weighting forward in the head for lower launch and spin; the 10.5o for those with a moderate-to-fast swing speed with weighting in the middle of the head for a higher launch and spin, and the 13.0o is perfect for a slow-to-moderate swing speed with weighting further back and towards the heel for the highest launch and spin rate with a draw bias.

The D7 driver is available with the new UST-Mamiya Helium Series shaft that’s played on Tour. Lightweight with extreme stability, the shafts options are available in A-flex (45 grams), R-flex (46 grams) and S-flex (57 grams). The new Wilson Staff MicroLite Lamkin grip maintains a traditional feel in a super lightweight construction.

Fairway Woods and Hybrid

Wilson Staff D7 fairway woods and hybrid offer a dramatic change to previous distance versions, starting with a head shape inspired by input from Wilson Tour players.

The new lightweight crown construction features thin-cast pockets which reduces five grams of weight and promotes the superlight design.

“By removing excessive weight and changing the structure of the clubs, we see that the D7 woods and hybrids make a significant gain in performance,” said Jon. “As with the D7 driver, the D7 fairways and hybrid can be swung faster with the same effort to give golfers the desired distance.”

A Carpenter Custom 455 Stainless Steel face insert provides a thin, hot face, increasing both feel and distance.

The D7 fairway wood is available in three loft options – 15˚ (3-wood); 18˚ (5-wood); and 21˚ (7-wood) – with the same UST-Mamiya Helium Series shaft and Wilson Staff MicroLite Lamkin grip as used on the driver. Left hand models are available in 15° and 18° loft options.

The D7 hybrid is available in four loft options (19˚, 22˚, 25˚ and 28˚) with the UST-Mamiya Recoil shaft in A-, R- and S- flexes at 65 grams. The grip is the Wilson Staff classic Lamkin Crossline pattern grip. Left handed versions are available in 19°, 22˚ and 25° loft options.

The D7 driver, woods and hybrid will be available for purchase on Wilson.com and at golf retailers on Monday, Jan. 21st.

Price Information

Driver – $299.99

Fairway Wood – $199.99

Hybrid – $179.99

About Wilson Golf

For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world.  Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history.  The winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.

About Wilson

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories.  Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.

Billy Casper Golf Earns Unanimous Vote to Continue Managing Currie Golf Courses (Midland, MI)

Billy Casper Golf Earns Unanimous Vote to

Continue Managing Currie Golf Courses (Midland, MI)

(RESTON, VA) – Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – the innovative manager of golf courses, country clubs and resorts – was unanimously approved to continue operating Currie Golf Courses in Midland, Mich.

The Midland City Council voted on BCG’s extension for its three distinct layouts – Currie West (18 holes), Currie East (nine holes) and a par 3 course.  BCG oversees clubhouse operations, property maintenance, marketing and sales, staffing and training, food-and-beverage, financial management and other functions.

Over the past five years, BCG has significantly reduced Currie’s operating deficit, enhanced course conditions and grown junior programming.  Next year, it is expected to become a regional First Tee host location.

Currie has also solidified its status as a venerable tournament venue. In 2015, it unveiled a new driving range that will be put to good use next summer when Currie will serve as the host practice facility for the LPGA’s Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. This past July, Currie West hosted a U.S. Amateur Qualifier.

“Billy Casper Golf has been an excellent business partner over the past five years,” says David Keenan, Assistant City Manager, City of Midland. “The vast experience and positive track record they bring to the relationship has enabled the City to achieve many of its financial and operational goals.”

“We’re proud of the way the Billy Casper Golf team has improved course conditions and service standards at Currie,” says Nick Bednar, Vice President of Operations at BCG. “This has anchored our ability to raise Currie’s profile in mid-Michigan and attract new players in droves.”

More information: www.curriegolf.com, 989.839.9600

About Billy Casper Golf

Billy Casper Golf is one of the largest privately owned golf course management companies in the U.S., with nearly 150 properties in 29 states.  Headquartered in Reston, Va. – with regional offices across America – BCG has nearly 30 years of results-driven expertise.  The company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business, including course and property maintenance, staffing and training, career growth, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

BCG continues to evolve the golf experience through customized solutions and innovative programs like the annual World’s Largest Golf Outing – a national golf fundraiser conceived by BCG Chairman and CEO Peter Hill.  The company recently launched its newest management solution, Billy Casper Signature, as a boutique division focused on country club, resort and private club management.

Other BCG-managed courses in Michigan include Fellows Creek Golf Club (Canton), Hilltop Golf Course (Plymouth), Sanctuary Lake Golf Club (Troy) and Sylvan Glen Golf Course (Troy).

More information:  www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444

About Currie Golf Courses

Located along the banks of the Tittabawassee River, the complex features a 6,493-yard, par 72, 18-hole course (Currie West), nine-hole layout (Currie East) and par 3 course (practice facility); Currie has something for players of all abilities. Designed by Michigan golf course architect Jerry Matthews, Currie West features five tee boxes to suit new and experienced players. Currie East – the original 18-hole layout – was designed and constructed by namesake Gilbert Currie and was shortened to nine holes in 2015 to accommodate the new driving range. The practice facility also features the par 3 course, putting green and short-game area. The clubhouse houses a fully-stocked golf shop and Gil’s Grill with adjacent pavilion. Other highlights include The Currie Golf Academy, junior golf programming and FootGolf, Currie’s newest offering.

More information: www.curriegolf.com, 989.839.9600

Led by Tidewater Golf Club, Spring Elite Package is One of Myrtle Beach’s Best Offers

Led by Tidewater Golf Club, Spring Elite Package is One of Myrtle Beach’s Best Offers
 
Leading Golf Package Allows Group Leaders to Choose Among Five Courses

CHERRY GROVE, S.C. — As golfers begin making preparations for their next trip to Myrtle Beach, group leaders are increasingly turning to the Spring Elite package, a deal anchored by Tidewater Golf Club, one of the area’s premier layouts.

The rising popularity of the Spring Elite package is based on the strength of its golf course offerings. In addition to Tidewater, the Spring Elite features Arrowhead Country Club, Prestwick Country Club, Arcadian Shores and the Jones Course at Sea Trail.

Groups have the opportunity to experience the Spring Elite as a three to five-night trip, based upon their needs, and can stay in accommodations ranging from oceanfront to golf course condos

With eight holes playing along either Cherry Grove Inlet or the Intracoastal Waterway, Tidewater is the Grand Strand’s most scenic layout. The stunning visuals are highlighted by the third and 12th holes, a pair of stunning par 3s that play along the inlet, and No. 13, a par 5 that offers a distant view of the Atlantic Ocean.

The layout has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, and Tidewater is a bucket list course in Myrtle Beach and all of South Carolina.

While a round at Tidewater may highlight the trip, it’s complemented by a quartet of quality layouts. Prestwick Country Club is among the area’s most underrated courses. The P.B. Dye track provides a stern challenge that leaves players talking long after they return home.

Arrowhead Country Club, a 27-hole facility, is home to multiple holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway, but the Raymond Floyd course is most known for its superior conditioning. Arrowhead overseeds wall-to-wall during the winter months, ensuring lush, green grass throughout the year.

Arcadian Shores is the area’s fastest rising course. Rees Jones’ first design, Arcadian underwent a 2017 renovation that included the installation of new greens, cart paths and the construction of a new clubhouse, among other enhancements.

The Jones Course is the premier layout at Sea Trail Golf Resort, a 54-hole facility just across the state line in Brunswick County, N.C.

For more information on the Spring Elite package, go to www.TidewaterGolf.com.

LEXI THOMPSON CRUISES TO A CONVINCING WIN AT THE CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A NEW KING F9 SPEEDBACK DRIVER IN THE BAG

LEXI THOMPSON CRUISES TO A CONVINCING WIN AT THE CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A NEW KING F9 SPEEDBACK DRIVER IN THE BAG

CARLSBAD, CA (November 18, 2018) –  COBRA PUMA GOLF Athlete Lexi Thompson ended the 2018 season on a high note, atop the leaderboard of the CME Group Tour Championship, capturing her 10th career victory. With this win, Thompson is projected to move to number two in the world.

Thompson shot a 68 on Saturday, heading into the final round with a three-shot lead. She continued her magnificent play with a 70 on Sunday, to win the tournament by 4 shots with a bag of COBRA clubs including a brand new,KING F9 SPEEDBACK driver.  Dressed head-to-toe in PUMA Golf apparel, accessories and footwear from the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection Thompson looked great while playing great.

Thompson debuted the new KING F9 SPEEDBACK driver in the bag at the TOTO Japan Classic a few weeks ago. The F9 driver features COBRA’s breakthrough SPEEDBACK Technology, which, for the first time in golf, successfully combines a highly aerodynamic clubhead shape with low CG. SPEEDBACK is a game-changing advancement in the way a driver is engineered. The combination of an efficient aerodynamic shape and an engineered weight structure on the sole, improves club speed while maintaining a low, deep CG to create the most efficient transfer of energy to the ball. Utilizing a CNC Precision Milled Face, created using industry-leading face manufacturing technology, allows for a thinner and hotter face design that has shown ball speed increases up to 1.5 mph when tested against a traditional, hand-polished face.  These technologies fuse to deliver the ultimate formula for speed and extreme distance.

Details of the COBRA Golf Clubs in Thompson’s bag:

  • Driver: KING F9 SPEEDBACK 9° | Yellow | Mitsubishi Diamana 50x
  • 3 Wood: KING LTD 3wd 13.5° Lexi Blue | Graphite Design GP 6s
  • Hybrid: FLY-Z 2/3 in Black 18° | Aldila Green NV 85 Stiff
  • Irons: Cobra S2 Forged irons 3, 6-PW | Rifle Project X 5.0 shafts
  • Wedges: KING V Grind | Dynamic Gold S200| 48°, 52°, 56°, 60°

For additional details visit:  www.cobragolf.com.

Thompson’s win with the new KING F9 SPEEDBACK driver is the second victory with the driver in its first three weeks of being out on Tour, joining fellow COBRA PUMA athlete Bryson DeChambeau who won with the driver in Las Vegas.

PUMA Golf’s Autumn, Winter 2018 collection showcases new, sophisticated graphics, an evolved color palate and elevated technical elements, that are designed to enhance on-course performance and be worn on and off course. Click the link for more of Lexi’s looks this week: https://www.cobragolf.com/pumagolf/women/clothing.