Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AccuLock ACE: The Putter Like No Other

(RELEASE) - If there’s a golfer in your life, he or she is sure to appreciate a gift of the AccuLock ACE putter from BioMech. Because not only will the AccuLock improve your favorite golfers’ prowess on the greens, it’s also good for their health.

Unlike any other putter on the market, the AccuLock ACE was invented by scientists, professional sports instructors, and design engineers to produce a more natural and consistent putting stance and stroke. Designed from the body out—meaning the putter fits the body’s natural position, rather than forcing the body into an unnatural and uncomfortable stance—the ACE lets the golfer stand tall, providing a better and more accurate view of the target and the line, and just as important, reducing stress and strain on the lower back.

The AccuLock ACE is the only putter that complements the physiology of the human body with the physics of the optimal putting motion. The results are better, healthier putting.

The ACE—which conforms to the Rules of Golf and will still be legal when the new long-putter regulations go into effect in 2016—is available at and through select green-grass retailers for $279.99 (retail).

DuoTrac Golf Launches Kickstarter Campaign

4DVP Multi-Sensor Footwork and Swing analyzer is Simple and Fun

(MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.) - DuoTrac Golf, a multi-point, motion tracking, portable sensor-based swing analyzer and mobile app announced the launch of its 28-day Kickstarter campaign that began Nov. 24.

DuoTrac Golf is putting fun into the fundamentals of golf with its simple and accurate swing analyzer and 4-point sensor system. DuoTrac Golf’s 4DVP technology is the only device that captures and displays one of the most important aspects of a golfer’s swing – footwork.

Unlike single sensor products, DuoTrac Golf’s 4-Dimensional View Plane (4DVP) tracks the golfer’s clubface path, transition, face angle at impact, foot roll and weight shift.  By incorporating the measurement of additional reference points, you receive a complete statistical snapshot of your full swing plane and footwork. Without an accurate measurement of all of these critical metrics, single-point data becomes irrelevant and useless.

“We are so excited to unveil our new sports sensor device and app through Kickstarter,” stated Jason Koo, President of DuoTrac Golf. “Our device is designed with the everyday golfer in mind, to solve the inaccuracy issues with golf swing analyzers that miss the mark on providing useful training stats that make the game easier and fun.”  He continued, “The game of golf has lacked breakthroughs in training advancement and has failed to accelerate swing improvement and lower scores for golfers beyond hours and hours of practice and hard work.  DuoTrac Golf is going to be a major game changer.”

With DuoTrac, golfers can now experience a “virtual” on-the-go golf coach. The snapshot visuals on the App target seven key points of the swing.  The device shows your exact swing path and clubface at impact whether open, closed or neutral. In addition, the exclusive foot sensors provide feedback on your transition, weight transfer and follow-through. The data is simple, useful and reliable and helps build long-term consistency versus temporary fixes.

DuoTrac Golf invites family, friends, golf buddies and non-golfers alike, who want to support this cool breakthrough technology to join their Kickstarter Community.  Pledge quickly to get on the ground floor and receive pre-market pricing and insider project updates of this breakthrough device and app.  As a cofunder, you will become part of an exciting team including FOX NFL Sunday and 2016 U.S. Open Host, Curt Menefee, DuoTrac’s partner and brand ambassador.  For more information go to

DuoTrac Golf is manufactured by Coach Labs, Inc. The company is developing products for multiple sports to analyze and improve swing performance. Initial production and delivery of DuoTrac Golf is scheduled for early 2016.   Baseball, football, and tennis devices will be released in late spring 2016.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PGA National Resort & Spa Announces ‘Super Cyber’ Room Offer

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, spa, vacation and meetings destination – announces its “Super Cyber” sale highlighted by 25 percent off room rates when booked before 6 p.m. on “Cyber Monday” (Nov. 30).

Available for all room categories through April 20, 2016, reservations may be made by calling 844.252.5001 or visiting Guests will additionally receive a complimentary bottle of PGA National wine.

The offer is based on availability. It cannot be combined with packages or other offers, and is valid for new room reservations only. Certain blackout dates apply; visit the website for more information.

“This ‘Super Cyber’ offer is ideal to book a dream vacation and enjoy the stunning results of our $125 million revitalization,” says Joel Paige, Vice President and Managing Director. “Few locations are better for a winter escape than South Florida, plus our world-class golf and resort amenities provide all the ingredients necessary for a getaway to long cherish.”

The legendary locale offers 90 holes of high-caliber golf on five courses including the famed Champion Course, home to the popular PGA TOUR Honda Classic and past host of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and several Senior PGA Championships. The Jack Nicklaus-designed layout showcases the famous “Bear Trap” – one of the most challenging three-hole stretches in the game.

Guests also enjoy full access to the resort’s newly renovated high-tech 33,000-square-foot Sports & Racquet Club. Highlights include state-of-the-art exercise equipment, indoor racquet ball court, three aerobics studios with new sound systems, five-lane saltwater lap pool, spin room with video road mapping, indoor volleyball court, two lighted pickle / paddle ball courts, 18 Har Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play) and one lighted hard court with a hitting wall.

For more PGA National Resort & Spa information:, 561.627.2000.

In Primetime, World No. 1 Jordan Spieth Defends at the Australian Open

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – World No. 1 and FedExCup Champion Jordan Spieth returns to the tournament where it all began for him one year ago as he defends his title at the Australian Open, airing live in primetime starting at 8 p.m. ET on Golf Channel Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 25-28. The Australian Open, taking place at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Australia, is the first of 14 events in nine countries that will comprise The Open Qualifying Series for 2016. Spieth headlines the field that also includes Aussie standouts Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Steven Bowditch and John Senden, along with Englishman Lee Westwood.

Emirates Australian Open
Dates: Nov. 25-28
Venue: The Australian Golf Club, Sydney, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
- Wednesday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-5:30 a.m., 2-7 p.m. (Thursday Replays)
- Thursday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-5:30 a.m., 2-7 p.m. (Friday Replays)                    
- Friday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-5:30 a.m., 2-7 p.m. (Saturday Replays)
- Saturday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-5 a.m., 2-7 p.m. (Sunday Replays)

Broadcast Notes: 
Australian Open Kicks off The Open Qualifying Series for 2016: The official process for The 145th Open at Royal Troon begins this week with the Australian Open. The Australian Open is the first of 14 events in nine countries that will comprise The Open Qualifying Series for 2016. The top-3 finishers in the top-10 not already qualified will receive exemptions into the 2016 Open Championship.

Spieth defends: World No. 1 Jordan Spieth defends his title one year after closing with a final round 63 to win the 2014 Australian Open.

Headlining the field: Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Steven Bowditch, Darren Clarke, Bryson DeChambeau, Marc Leishman, Jarrod Lyle, George McNeill, Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott, John Senden, Peter Senior, Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood.

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Book Review: Try Fox Tossing: And other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games

Looking for a good read over the holidays? Try Fox Tossing: And other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games by Edward Brooke-Hitching.

While this is a golf blog and I’ll say a bit about the golf-related games, I’d be remiss if I didn’t start with the “headliner” sport - fox tossing. Played mainly in 17th century Poland, fox tossing - or fuchsprellen - consisted of a team of two people standing 20-25 feet apart with a strip of netting or fabric between them. The object of the game was to time your tug so the terrified fox would cross the fabric and be launched high into the air.

Thought to have roots in a superstition to bring good luck through the winter months, the cruelty wasn’t limited to foxes. Hares, badgers and wildcats would also be used as unsuspecting equipment.

On to a much more humane, if not frustrating, sport ... golf. Have you ever heard of aerial golf? Well, in the late 1920s, pilots would take off from Curtiss Airfield in Long Island and drop their “tee shots” onto greens at the Old Westbury Golf Club. A partner on the ground would then hole out.

For those more grounded, there was bow-and-arrow golf, where a cry of “fore” would’ve come too late. Also known as archery golf, golfers and archers would compete against each other. The archers would generally have three types of arrows - a flight arrow for the drives, medium approach arrows into the “greens” and a flu-flu for “putting.” Not wanting to destroy the actual greens, holing out was usually to a target (tennis ball on a can or something on a tree).

Considering archery golf also saw it’s height of popularity in the 1920s, there must be some connection to the “Roaring 20s” and free-flowing alcohol that brought out many variations to the sport of golf.

Pre-dating those two and in another part of the world, was phosphorescent golf. Peter Tait, a professor of natural philosophy and golf fanatic, proposed night golf to a group of dinner guests in 1871. The balls would be coated in phosphorescent paint for visibility. All went according to plan until a colleague of Tait’s, Alexander Crum Brown, retrieved his ball from the hole and realized his glove was on fire. The glove’s material reacted to the chemical on the ball, which then spontaneously combusted.

Those are just a few of the interesting sports and games detailed in this book. You may also be interested in the Great Tricycle Regatta, ice tennis or waterfall riding. If fox tossing is more to your liking, enjoy baby boxing, eel-pulling or monkey fighting. To be fair, there was also people throwing.

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