Friday, February 12, 2016

New 'Honors Package Allows Golfers to Play 7 Top 100 Golf Courses on One Star-Studded Trip

Myrtle Beach Area Package is Among Golf’s Premier Trips

(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - Myrtle Beach’s premier golf courses have banded together to create the “Honors Package,” an exclusive 5-night, 7-round offer that rivals any in American golf travel.

Each round of the trip will be hosted by a Top 100 course as golfers will play Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Dunes Club, two of Barefoot Resort's three top 100 layouts - Dye, Fazio or Love courses - Grande Dunes Resort Course, Tidewater Golf Club and True Blue Golf Club as part of the star-studded offer.

The package will be almost as good off the course as golfers will be staying at Marina Inn, the Myrtle Beach area’s only 4-Diamond property. The package starts at $1,195 and will also include breakfast each morning at Marina Inn, daily lunch at the course, and a pair of dinners at the acclaimed Waterscapes restaurant.

For more information, go to http://marinainnatgrandedunes.com/golf_packages.html.

“The Honors Package is for players who want to experience the best the game has to offer while enjoying the virtues of Myrtle Beach off the course,” said Bob Seganti, Director of Operations at True Blue and Caledonia. “The Honors Package brings together some of the greatest courses in all of America, giving golfers an opportunity to experience them on a dream golf vacation. “

Caledonia, a consensus top 100 public course, according to Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golf Channel, was Mike Strantz’ first solo design. From the drive through Oak Alley to an unforgettable 19th Hole, Caledonia is one of the game’s most unforgettable courses.

Ranked among America’s top 100 public courses by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golf Channel, Dunes Club is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that was the driving force behind Myrtle Beach’s emergence as a national golf destination. The course has hosted six Senior PGA Tour Championships, among numerous other high profile events.

The longtime host of the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, the Dye Course has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

The home of the championship match on Big Break Myrtle Beach, the Fazio Course has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and is, by consensus, one of the area’s best tests of golf.

The former host of the PGA Professional National Championship, Grande Dunes has seven holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway, providing stunning visuals to a layout that has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

The Love Course, a DLIII design, has been ranked among the nation’s top 100 public courses by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine and is renowned for its creativity and playability. The faux ruins on the fourth hole alone make it an unforgettable round.

The first course ever named best new public course by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest, Tidewater has graced every major top 100 list and is among the prettiest golf courses in the United States.

Golf Channel and Golf Magazine have True Blue ranked among America’s top 100 public courses and the reasons are many. The course is a visual and creative masterpiece designed by Mike Strantz.

The Marina Inn, with its elegant and oversized rooms, overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway and has the amenities to match its elegance. There are three restaurants onsite with Ruths Chris and Anchor Café, a great happy hour spot, joining Waterscapes, a Mediterranean-themed restaurant specializing in fresh, local seafood.

While it’s not included in the cost of the trip, Marina Inn staff can arrange for car service to transport your group to and from the course each day, eliminating the hassle of driving.

Pocketec Inc. Copper-Infused Golf Glove Takes PGA Show by Storm

Woven copper combined with compression fit, enables golfers to play more often, longer

(RELEASE) - The Copper Tech Golf Glove, recently featured in Golf Digestix, combines the pain relief properties of copper-infused technology with a compression fit to help soothe joint, muscle and arthritic pain enabling golfers to play comfortably all year long.

“The launch of a new revolutionary copper infused glove at the PGA Show was overwhelming,” said Lloyd Cohn, President of Pocketec, Inc.  “Those who tried on the Copper Tech glove were immediately hooked on the silicone feel and compression fit.  The one size fits most glove was tried on by both men and women and to their amazement it fit perfectly.  When you saw the expression on the faces of all those who tried it on you could tell they were truly amazed.  Anytime you can put a smile on someone's face you know you have a winner.”

Copper Tech gloves are made for both men and women and are like having three gloves in one.  Each glove is made with form flex technology designed with a compression fit so one size fits all.  Copper Tech gloves expand and contract to fit men and women sizes small to extra-large.  Second, Copper Tech gloves are engineered with a non-slip patent-pending spider weave silicon technology which reduces wear and allows golfers to grip the club with less tension while improving slip resistance, even in wet conditions.  Finally, the glove’s woven copper-infused compression technology helps soothe joint and muscle pain while helping to relieve pain in arthritic hands.

Copper Tech’s patent-pending design gives the golfer a true custom fit with the power of compression for better blood circulation that helps soothe muscle and joint pain while reducing the recovery time from pain in your hands and improving performance while you play.

Features and Benefits
- Copper-infused technology improves health and performance.
- Copper Tech gloves features a non-slip silicon weave pattern palm for the ultimate grip and performance even in wet conditions.
- Supports improved circulation and oxygenation of working muscles.
- Helps prevent strain and fatigue by keeping muscles warm.
- Wicks sweat away from, the body to prevent chafing, rashes, and odor.
- Provides support for muscle stiffness, soreness and pain. Helps to reduce recovery time of muscles.

The Copper Tech glove is manufactured by Pocketec, Inc., makers of the Lady Classic glove.  The Copper Tech Golf gloves retail for $19.99 each and are available online at www.coppertechglove.com.

Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. Recaps Exciting Past 10 Days

(ORLANDO, FL) – LITTLE GOLF T.R.A.I.N. launched 10 days ago at the 63rd PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 26-29, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Much has happened for Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. during that week and in the days following. To review:

A major media conference, describing in detail the scope of Little Golf T.R.A.I.N., was conducted Jan. 27, in the PGA Show Media Center. There was also a Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. reception at The Littlest Golfer booth (4649) that evening.
On Jan. 25, Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. Founder Patricia Donnelly, PhD, and Co-Founder Nicole Weller, PGA/LPGA, delivered a groundbreaking, one-hour presentation in the 2,500-seat Chapin Theatre at the Orange County Convention Center at the PGA Youth and Family Golf Summit. Their topic focused on how to introduce very young children (ages 2-5) to the game of golf in a developmentally correct and age-appropriate way. Their presentation sparked great interest and lively discussion among the international group of attendees. To schedule one-on-one interviews with Dr. Donnelly and Ms. Weller, contact info@littlegolftrain.com or telephone 203-216-5295.
The presentation was videotaped for future viewing by the PGA of America, and Dr. Donnelly and Ms. Weller were interviewed on tape by Ko-Mar Productions immediately following. Also, the Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. founders were videotaped on the PGA Show floor by The Golf Insider later in the week. Additionally, watch for their appearance on Martin Hall’s School of Golf show, Wednesday evenings on Golf Channel, and Golf Talk Radio with Ted Odorico.
Dr. Donnelly and Ms. Weller envision Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. as an age-appropriate, developmentally correct way to introduce very young children, ages 2-5, to golf before they become committed to other sports such as soccer, baseball, football, basketball, tennis and swimming. They are targeting PGA and LPGA Teaching Professionals as well as pre-school educators. For details on how to become a Certified Conductor (instructor) and gain access to 24 manuals and three types of kits to run a program, as well as Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. merchandise, click on www.littlegolfTRAIN.com.
“Parents and coaches want our youngest golfers to truly enjoy the game and learn the correct fundamentals, but many young children are taught as if they are little adults, which doesn’t foster a love of golf,” says Dr. Donnelly, a world-renowned educational sport psychotherapist. “That’s why we developed the T.R.A.I.N. approach, which is based on teaching through play.” 

Says Weller, a highly respected PGA and LPGA member and Head Teaching Professional at The Landings Club, in Savannah, GA.: “Our program is rooted in early-childhood, age-appropriate techniques and is designed to foster joy in learning about the game. Our goal is to certify golf professionals and pre-school educators around the world so they can introduce children to golf in an age-appropriate way and at the same time grow their own business.”
From Jan. 27 to 29, Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. was based at The Littlest Golfer booth (4649) at the Orange County Convention Center. Images of the Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. and its cast of cartoon characters, each representing a developmentally correct, age-appropriate method of engagement, were showcased. Again, to schedule one-on-one interviews with Dr. Donnelly and Ms. Weller, contact info@littlegolftrain.com.

Coach Labs successfully launches DuoTrac Golf’s 4D Swing Sensor Technology at PGA Show

Club and Body Swing Analyzer Provides Pinpoint Graphic Feedback

(MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.) - Coach Labs, Inc. is still taking orders for DuoTrac, the company’s cutting-edge 4D swing analyzer, after a very successful launch at the 2016 Demo Day and PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. More than 42,000 golf industry professionals from over 90 countries around the world attended this year’s “Major of the Golf Business.”

“It’s been a really successful two months for Coach Labs,” said Jason Koo, Founder of Coach Labs, Inc.  “We presold to more than 500 consumers through our Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns, and to more than 100 professionals at the PGA Show.  As a follow up to the PGA Show, we are offering PGA professionals the DuoTrac at a personal use discount for a very limited time.”

At the PGA Show, the DuoTrac 4D swing sensor technology in a portable sensor-based device and mobile app, was featured on the Golf Channel and was spotlighted on PGA.com during Demo Day at Orange County National Golf Course, Winter Garden, Fla.

Click HERE to watch the video now on PGA.com.

The multi-sensor technology uses a four-point system that quadruples the accuracy of other swing analyzers and portable sensor technology. Duotrac’s 4D sensor technology tracks face angle at impact along with weight shift and transition using two sensors on the club and two sensors on each hip.

“We differentiate ourselves entirely from other companies by providing a complete picture of the swing and weight shift using four sensors and reference points,” said Koo. “DuoTrac is the only sports sensor company that tracks both the club and body positioning using portable sensors.”

DuoTrac provides golfers a virtual “on-the-go” golf coach.  The snapshot visuals on the App target four key swing positions.  The data is simple to view and understand, provides useful feedback, and is reliable enabling golfers to work on long-term consistency versus short-term fixes that don’t usually stick.

DuoTrac Golf is available for pre-order at a discounted price of $129.  The product will begin shipping by early spring.  The company is also developing multi-sensor devices for baseball, football, soccer and tennis.

For more information visit www.duotrac.com or call 888-766-5554 ext. 7200.

Is Knuth Golf’s High Heat the Best Driver Ever?

It outperforms the big brands in every way — except marketing

BY JON RIZZI

The “K” in Dean Knuth’s name isn’t silent, and neither is his High Heat driver. The ball explodes off the face and travels straight and far—even on decidedly off-center hits. How can you tell? The mark on the High Heat’s patented mirror face allows you to see exactly where impact occurred. Even when the mark appears near the heel, hosel, sole or toe, there’s a good chance the ball will be in the fairway.

This mis-hit off the heel of the club went 225 yards
down the center of the fairway.
The experts haven’t been silent, either. After experiencing the High Heat’s consistent drives at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, low and high handicap players, including members of the persnickety golf media, could not contain their enthusiasm.

Gary Van Sickle of Sports Illustrated called it the show’s “most significant technological innovation of any new club… with its relocated CG a flock of previously mis-hit shots turn into sweet-spot drives. Its a potential game-changer for amateur golfers.”

Leigh MacKay of New England Golf Monthly named High Heat the best new driver at the show and noted that with “a much deeper and lower center of gravity (CG) than any of the major brands, High Heat produces more total distance and forgiveness.”

No stranger to changing the game, Knuth invented the USGA Course and Slope Rating Systems during his 16 years as a senior director of the organization. Also retired from the U.S. Navy, where he developed classified defense solutions that remain in use today, Knuth brought his wide-ranging technical knowledge to the development of a driver that would significantly improve the play of amateur golfers. His 13 years of work have resulted in multiple U.S. Patents for driver inventions.

High Heat takes advantage of his two most significant patents: the Optimal CG Game Changer and Fire Zone Face.

The former places the High Heat’s center of gravity (CG) 25 percent deeper and 18 percent lower than that of the average driver produced by the major brands. This lower, deeper CG produces an almost 25 percent greater MOI (moment of inertia) that results in greater forgiveness. Shots hit below the center of the face—a common problem—get added lift and fly as far as those hit on the center.

Knuth Golf ’s Fire Zone Face Technology combines seven different zones of variable thickness, including patented “parabolic” lobes at the top of the toe and heel of the face. This increases the spring-like effect across the entire sweet spot zone and also enhances accuracy.

Empirical evidence comes from a test report from Golf Laboratories, the world’s leading independent testing facility, when simulating swing parameters of non-tour golfers, the Knuth High Heat driver was longer, straighter and more forgiving than any other driver.

The beautiful blue High Heat naturally conforms to USGA Rules. What it doesn’t conform to is the brand-consciousness of the guy whose driver will do more for its manufacturer’s profits than for his own performance. Try it for yourself. The board members of golf associations and Golf Hall of Fames did and raved about its performance. I did too and bought High Heat for my bag because it delivered as advertised. High Heat’s MSRP is $399.00.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Callaway’s Sungear Line Allows Golfers to See What They’ve Been Missing

Six models and 32 new eyewear selections designed specifically to help your game

(MACEDON, N.Y.) - Sungear, Callaway Golf’s new line of eyewear designed specifically for golf, was very well received at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

The golf giant unveiled six new models with 32 selections that are engineered specifically to help your golf game and PGA Show attendees were extremely pleased with what Callaway had to offer.

Typically golfers get to the putting green and remove their sunglasses to help them see and read the greens better because their sunglasses are too dark.  With the technology in the Sungear line there is no need to do that, in fact the glasses are designed to brighten your view and enhance your vision of the greens.

“Contrary to conventional thinking, Callaway’s Sungear lenses actually let in more light [twice as much] than ordinary sunglasses,” said Travis Worth, Vice President of Business Development, IZZO Golf.  “More light means better depth perception, which is especially helpful around the greens when reading putts and chips.  More light means more glare, so to counter this effect we added a polarizing filter and then added a blue-green flash mirror to better manage confusing short wavelength light.  To complete the line, we designed lightweight frames that maximize adjustability, comfort and protection while fully exploiting the benefits of Callaway’s technologically-advanced lenses.”

The Sungear line will provide the visual performance and protection you would expect, however; the company’s technology and designs were developed with these fundamental goals in mind … to maximize your ability to read greens, find the right line, make more putts and lower your scores.

The six new models are: Eagle, Falcon, Hawk, Kite, Peregrine and Raptor.

The Eagle represents a true hybrid golf sunglass with a metal front for stability and polyamide injection molded temples for a lightweight, comfortable fit. Equal parts of sport and style make the Eagle a great all around sunglass.

The Falcon is a rectangular metal frame sunglass that is classically styled to look great on and off the course. Lightweight and form fitting, the Falcon will have a strong appeal to many facial shapes.

The Hawk is a true classic! It combines an aviator shape with the only lenses designed specifically for golf. Look good and play better … perfect for both the hardworking businessperson and avid golfer.

The Kite answers a common question. “What sunglass looks great on me?” In addition to having the only polarized lenses designed for golf, the Kite makes sure you look good while your scores come down. Features an ultra-light and ultra-comfortable design.

Golf is not a contact sport, but the Peregrine brings everything you would want in a sports frame. Its ultra-light (less than 1 oz.), ultra-comfortable, and an instant classic in the large world of injection-molded sport frames

The Raptor uses a wider temple to block more sun, and looks great while providing the most protection possible. The aggressive styling portrays a confident attitude that may push your golf buds to try a little harder just to keep up.

Sungear Features and Benefits:
- Designed specifically for the way golf is played
- Ultra-light Polyamide frames provide great protection and comfort
- Polarized lens block glare for more visual comfort
- Let in twice as much light for better depth perception & improved results when putting/chipping
- Provide 100 percent protection from UVA, UVB, UVC rays
- 8 Base lens configuration keep UV rays away from the eyes
- Adjustable temple tips for a more secure fit under all conditions
- Adjustable nose pads provide multiple fitting options
- Fit medium to large head sizes
- Lens Cloth, Carry Pouch, and Hard Case with hanging clip

For more information about Callaway’s Sungear line, visit www.Callawaytag.com or
www.CallawayDMD.com.

PGA of America Celebrates Successful Launch of PGA Junior Golf Camps in 2015

Plans Significant Expansion for 2016

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – After a successful inaugural season last year at 20 locations nationwide, the PGA of America’s PGA Junior Golf Camps for boys and girls ages 6-17 will expand to more than 75 locations in 2016, and debut its Competitive Edge overnight camps for advanced junior golfers this summer.

Half- and Full-Day PGA Junior Golf Camps
All PGA Junior Golf Camps are taught by PGA Professionals and designed for juniors of all skill levels. The camps’ curriculum allows kids to learn the game in a fun, supportive environment. This follows a unique progression development tract that focuses on promoting fundamental golf skills, including full swing, putting and chipping—as well as life and character skills, such as good sportsmanship, camaraderie and integrity.

Competitive Edge Overnight PGA Junior Golf Camps
New for 2016, the Competitive Edge camps are focused on intense game improvement for co-eds ages 12-18 preparing for tournament play and collegiate golf. Camps include the advanced study of all aspects of the game, the use of the industry’s most advanced instruction technologies, and daily on-course instruction to hone course management skills. These advanced camps will also incorporate fitness and conditioning sessions, nutrition seminars, and evening sessions, featuring notable experts within the junior golf space. Three Competitive Edge camp locations have been announced, including Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., the home of the 97th PGA Championship; Silverado Resort & Country Club in Napa, Calif.; and Pauma Valley (Calif.) Country Club just outside of San Diego. An additional location in South Florida is slated to be announced mid-month.

“PGA Junior Golf Camps’ focus is on both golf and character skill development,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “That, combined with the fact that they are all led by PGA Professionals, is what makes them so successful. As the PGA celebrates its Centennial in 2016, we remain steadfast in our commitment to growing the game of golf, and these camps will help ensure the future of our sport.”

“Whether a child wants to pick up a new skill and learn to play a round with mom and dad, or is interested in competitive tournament play and earning college scholarships, PGA Junior Golf Camps are teaching a game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime,” said Marc Haddad, founder and CEO of PGA Junior Golf Camps. “We look forward to building our network of PGA Junior Golf Camps across the country with the PGA of America brand, which represents the best in golf instruction.”

Camps registration is now open. To find camps by state and to register online, visit PGAJuniorGolfCamps.com or call 888-PGA-PLAY (888-742-7529).