Friday, June 22, 2018

Practice Smarter with High-Accuracy Data from SC200 Swing Caddie

(RELEASE) - Most golfers know that when it comes to their golf swing, it's often the little things that can make or break a shot. From slow swing speeds to poor contact to sloppy distance control, there are countless possible causes for a heartbreaking scorecard. And for a lot of golfers, it can seem almost impossible to tell which aspect of their technique is to blame.

As seen on The Golf Channel, the SC200 Swing Caddie portable launch monitor helps golfers finally see the full picture of their golf shots by providing them with comprehensive swing data. Using Barometric Pressure Calibration and Doppler Radar Technology, this device provides shot statistics with tour-grade accuracy . . . all for a weekend golfer price.

In standard Practice Mode, the SC200 displays immediate feedback after each shot, including swing speed, smash factor, ball speed, and carry distance. The device is roughly the size of a smart phone and features a lightweight design, so users can easily bring it along to the golf course, the driving range, and on vacation. The portability of the SC200 allows golfers to evaluate their swing accurately in any context, from backyard practice to a Saturday morning round.

In Practice Mode, the user can:
-Select the proper club and loft angle to ensure an accurate reading.
-Hear immediate carry distance data using the SC200's Distance Voice Output.
-Use an included remote control to change settings without picking up the device.
-Review data from the last 100 shots, making it easier to spot patterns, identify bad habits, and track improvement.

Golfers no longer have to be pros to learn the truth about their swing. With the statistical knowledge the SC200 Swing Caddie provides, users can finally pinpoint their weaknesses and stop trying to increase swing speed when the problem is a low smash factor.

The SC200 even offers two other modes so users can truly tailor their practice for individual goals.
- In Target Mode, the golfer selects a target distance and receives scores for accuracy in a round of ten shots.
- In Approach Mode, users are scored by their ability to reach target distances generated at random.

No matter what a golfer's objective is, the SC200 is an essential training aid for any customized practice strategy. This state-of-the-art device replaces amateur guesswork with real data . . . and real data opens the door to real results.

If you are interested in helping your clients practice smarter with the SC200 Swing Caddie, we'd love to hear from you.

For information on how to take part in promotion of Swing Caddie or marketing inquiries, visit T-Interactive.com, or contact Tyler Prins at Tyler@T-Interactive.com or 605-351-4378.

For sales or purchase inquiries, contact sales@voicecaddie.com.

P3ProSwing Announces Enhanced College Program

(BETHEL, Maine) – P3ProSwing (p3proswing.com), a leading golf-swing analyzer, simulator and practice aid, announces its enhanced college program. The recently-introduced P3ProSwing ProLaunch – a new, innovative indoor ball-launch monitor providing industry-leading accuracy – now is featured as the centerpiece of the P3ProSwing collegiate program, representing a new solution for competitive and educational golf improvement. It is the perfect indoor golf technology for coaches, trainers, teams and individual competitive golfers.

“P3ProSwing is dedicated to supporting competitive, educational and recreational collegiate golf programs nationwide,” said Les Otten, founder and president of Sports Vision Technologies, of which P3ProSwing is a subsidiary. “Our goal is to increase accessibility to golf training by providing a precise instrument to measure the golf club and ball, showing the utmost in accurate results – all within the budget of most athletic programs.”

The P3ProSwing ProLaunch collegiate package includes the swing analyzer, indoor launch monitor and stance mat. The indoor set-up is easy and can be permanent or mobile, providing flexible use in a golf studio, shared gym, lab or classroom. Individual players can learn from detailed swing analysis, and every session on the driving range software can be saved and shared for exceptional outcomes. In addition, 152 golf courses are included for virtual practice and play.

The P3ProSwing college program pricing represents a savings of 40% off the complete ProLaunch simulator package. This program has been well received by the initial schools taking part, where coaches, teams and players are enjoying this new level of training.

Satisfaction is guaranteed with a 30-day trial.

To inquire about the P3ProSwing collegiate program, contact Kevin Rosenberg, director of sales and marketing for P3ProSwing, at krosenberg@p3proswing.com or directly at 207-824-7437.

For more information, visit www.p3proswing.com.

Bag Boy Partners with IAGTO As Official Golf Travel Gear Supplier

(Richmond, VA) – Bag Boy, a Dynamic Brands company, officially signed on to partner with IAGTO, the Global Golf Tourism Organization, as the official golf travel gear for the IAGTO.

“We’re pleased to partner with the IAGTO as their first golf gear vendor,” said Craig Ramsbottom, president of Dynamic Brands. “As the No. 1 travel cover in golf with worldwide presence and brand recognition, it’s a great fit for us to partner with travel planners and destinations from around the world.”

As an official partner, Bag Boy will participate in the IAGTO North America Golf Tourism Convention in Central Oregon from June 24-27. The North America Golf Tourism Convention brings over 160 golf tour operators from 35 countries together. Suppliers and buyers are given the opportunity to strike up connections and talk business.

“We look forward to attending the conference and showcasing our complete line of travel covers,” said Ramsbottom.

“This year, IAGTO started identifying and partnering with market leaders in supporting sectors for the global golf tourism industry. Bag Boy is a perfect match for IAGTO. Golf travel covers are integral to our entire industry and Bag Boy is a terrific product,” said Peter Walton, IAGTO president and chief executive. “The first thing on every golf traveler’s mind is getting their clubs to their next golf destination safely!”

Executives from the IAGTO corporate office in London received Bag Boy T-2000 Travel Covers to use when traveling to the North American Conference.

The T-2000 is the top-of-the-line travel cover by Bag Boy, featuring an ergonomic PIVOT-GRIP handle built into the top, rotating 360° to make changing directions simple and comfortable. The STAND GUARD Protection System is built into the bag interior; featuring additional high-density foam padding to protect a stand bag bracket while traveling. Premium features on the T-2000 also include a lockable, full wrap-around main zipper simplifying access and packing, extra-thick wrap-around padded top for maximum club protection and deluxe in-line skate wheels.

For more information on the T-2000 and the full line of Bag Boy travel covers, visit https://bagboycompany.com/products/travel-covers.html.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA to Revisit Golf's Return to Olympics with Rio Olympic Event

“Olympic Classics: Golf’s Return to the Olympics” to Feature More than 60 Hours of Comprehensive Footage of All 8 Rounds Over 8 Days

(STAMFORD, Conn.) – Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present an encore presentation of all eight rounds of the men’s and women’s golf competitions from the 2016 Rio Olympics, beginning Monday, June 25, at 4 p.m. ET. NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app will live stream the coverage.

Hosted by 13-time Emmy Award-winner Jimmy Roberts, “Olympic Classics: Golf’s Return to the Olympics” chronicles the return of golf to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years with more than 60 hours of archival footage. Coverage will include all four rounds from each of the men’s and women’s golf tournaments, highlighted by a final round duel between Great Britain’s Justin Rose and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in their quest for gold, with American Matt Kuchar earning the bronze medal. Inbee Park (South Korea), in her first four-round competition in four months following a thumb injury, turned in a dominating performance to capture the gold in the women’s competition, becoming the second-ever Olympic champion in women’s golf. Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and Shanshan Feng (China) claimed silver and bronze, respectively.

“Olympic Classics: Golf’s Return to the Olympics” begins with the first round of the men’s tournament June 25, and concludes June 28. The women’s tournament airs from July 2-5.

Commentators on the archival programs include: Tom Abbott, Curt Byrum, Kay Cockerill, David Feherty, Terry Gannon, Peter Jacobsen, Johnny Miller, Judy Rankin, Mark Rolfing, Steve Sands, Annika Sorenstam and Karen Stupples. Roberts will anchor studio coverage and provide context and perspective on the events.

Following is the full schedule of coverage for “Olympic Classics: Golf’s Return to the Olympics” archival programming on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sandy Lyle to Play with Zero Friction Cabretta Elite Golf Glove

(OAK BROOK TERRACE, IL) –  Two-time Major Champion Sandy Lyle will play three upcoming tournaments with Zero Friction’s Cabretta Elite golf glove: the 2018 Scottish Open, 2018 Open Championship and 2018 Senior Open.

The World Golf Hall of Famer won two major championships including the Open Championship (1985) and the Masters Tournament (1988). The Scottish golfer became one of Europe’s top players in the 1980s, ranking among the top 10 in the world for 167 straight weeks.

Zero Friction introduced the Cabretta Elite golf glove this past January at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. The Cabretta Elite golf glove is an upgrade to the original Cabretta glove released three years ago.

As with all the Zero Friction gloves, the new Cabretta Elite molds with your hand for a guaranteed fit. The Cabretta leather provides a solid grip in wet or humid weather and works with smart phone & touch screen devices. The reinforced lycra throughout fingers, back of hand and palm allow for maximum strength, durability, and enhanced breathability. The men’s glove is available in seven colors (Red, White, Blue, Green, Black, Purple and Gray) and the ladies’ glove is available in five colors (Lavender, Pink, White, Turquoise and Black).

“The Cabretta Elite fits great, it’s breathable and looks fantastic,” said Zero Friction President and Founder John Iacono. “Better yet, it’s priced right.”

Zero Friction, widely known for its colorful line of one-size compression fit gloves and the DistancePro GPS Glove, recently announced the launch of two new products at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show: the Spectra line golf ball and the Cabretta Elite golf glove.

For more information, visit www.zerofriction.com, or call 847-436-4262.

Cordillera Ranch Congratulates Bryan Gathright and Pupils for Texas State Amateur Showing

Top 100 Instructor’s Students Finish in Top-3 of Prestigious Tournament

(BOERNE, Texas) – Cordillera Ranch – the Hill Country’s premier luxury and golf community – congratulates Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor and Director of Instruction Bryan Gathright, as three of his students finished in the top-3 of the prestigious 109th Texas State Amateur.

Mitchell Meissner, a recent graduate of Rice University and longtime pupil of Gathright, shot a 6-under 282 over four rounds to win the Texas State Amateur by three shots over Levi Valadez at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity. McClure Meissner, brother of Mitchell and a member of the SMU golf team, finished tied for third at even-par 288. Both Valadez, a sophomore on the Sam Houston State golf team and McClure Meissner, also hone their games under the watchful eye of Gathright.

“Words cannot express the pride I have for these young men,” Gathright says. “Knowing all three and their competitive natures, I knew they were all fighting for the win. Yet, I also knew that they would be proud and happy for one another.

“Having taught them for anywhere from six to nine years, a family-type bond has evolved. Father’s Day 2018 will be one I will never forget.”

Gathright was instrumental in changing Mitchell Meissner’s outlook on competitive golf. For 18 months, Meissner struggled with his putting, especially in competition. Gathright advised his right-handed pupil to try a radical concept – putting left-handed. Since then, Meissner has won two collegiate tournaments, including the 2018 Conference USA individual championship. He also won the Greater San Antonio Match Play Championship the week prior to the Texas State Amateur.

A GOLF Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America” for the past 18 years, Gathright came to Cordillera Ranch in 2016 from San Antonio’s Oak Hill Country Club. A fixture in the Hill Country golf community. Gathright was the original director of instruction at both the La Cantera Golf Academy and the Harvey Penick Golf Academy – where he worked alongside the teaching legend for nearly three years.

Others who have flourished under Gathright’s tutelage include Jimmy Walker and Notah Begay III. Another Gathright student, Toni Hakula, won the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica’s Bupa Match Play Championship earlier this year. Gathright has taught numerous other PGA, Champions and LPGA Tour professionals, and over 200 high school golfers who have gone on to play collegiate golf.

“We salute Bryan for this incredible accomplishment – to have the top-3 finishers in a marquee event like the Texas State Amateur is unprecedented and something that might never happen again,” says Charlie Hill, President and Chief Operating Officer of DH Investments, developer of Cordillera Ranch. “Bryan’s commitment to developing the complete game, including the mental aspect so critical for successful competitors, for each of his pupils is why he’s had such tremendous success and following. We’re proud to have Gathright as a part of the Cordillera Ranch team.”

For more information visit www.cordilleraranch.com, 888.66.RANCH.

Announcing Limited Edition Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 RAW Irons

(CHICAGO) – The Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons have returned with a new, distinguished look: RAW. This unplated finish, which has become increasingly more prominent amongst Tour professionals, was initially popularized in the brand's FG Tour PMP wedges. These rustic irons are designed to develop a unique patina based on age, exposure, and use over time meaning that no two clubs will be the same.

Wilson's coveted FG Tour V6 RAW irons are a very limited production run, meaning that only a finite amount of sets will be built. These clubs were carefully were developed through a combination of rigorous in-depth industry research and based feedback from our expert Wilson Advisory Staff members.

The FG Tour V6 irons, the most popular choice among Wilson players, are gamed on the PGA TOUR by 3-time Major Champion Padraig Harrington, Ricky Barnes, Brendan Steele, and Kevin Streelman.

Much like their predecessors, they are designed for the Feel player who is seeking a sleek setup, ultimate feedback, and shot-shaping control. A stylized copper badge mirrors the eventual finish of the iron heads and helps to distinguish these one-of-a-kind RAW irons from the original FG Tour V6 irons.

These irons also feature tungsten weighting, impact area mass, and forged feel for improved feedback and response. They will be offered as a custom option only and will be offered on Wilson.com, as well as through Wilson's premium partner accounts.