Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cleveland Golf Settles Legal Dispute with Callaway Golf

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) – Cleveland Golf / Srixon / XXIO is pleased to report that it has settled its legal dispute with Callaway Golf Company over usage of the Roger Cleveland name. The case, which is captioned Roger Cleveland Golf Company, Inc., et al. v. Callaway Golf Company, Case No. 8:13-cv-01642-AG-RNB, was pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and had been filed last year. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

“We are pleased with the settlement terms,” said Todd Harman, President of Cleveland Golf / Srixon / XXIO – U.S.A. “At Cleveland Golf, Srixon, and XXIO, we are proud of our heritage, our innovations, as well as world class Cleveland Golf, Srixon and XXIO branded golf products, and the intellectual property rights associated with them.  And we stand ready to protect and enforce those intellectual property rights whenever we deem it necessary or appropriate.”

Cleveland Golf, Srixon and XXIO manufacture and sell full lines of patented golf clubs, golf balls, and related accessories. For more information on Cleveland Golf, Srixon, and XXIO products or their staff players, visit www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, and www.xxiousa.com.

New Balance Introduces Spikeless Model of the 574 Golf Shoe

(RELEASE) - The classic-looking 574 golf shoe was introduced in the spring and has quickly become one of the best selling models in the line. The company has now introduced a spikeless version called the 574B.

The 574B features a breathable mesh upper with Fantom Fit technology. This technology provides ultralight support and fit by fusing two thin materials with a no-sew process. The shoe is built on the New Balance S-L2 last that has a narrow heel, deeper toe box and a wider forefoot. The REVlite 10mm drop midsole provides lightweight cushioning and premium responsiveness. The  outsole is NDurance, a rubber compound which offers maximum durability in high wear areas. The shoe weighs only 9.6 oz.

The 574B comes in three colors for men   ̶ white, grey with yellow accents and navy with orange accents and in sizes 8-12, 13, 14, 15 and widths of D, 2E and 4E. The 574B will be available mid-October for a suggested retail of $89.95.

For more information on New Balance Golf, visit www.newbalance.com.

KemperSports to Manage Dublin Ranch Golf Course

(NORTHBROOK, Ill.) – KemperSports announced today it has been selected to manage Dublin Ranch Golf Course located in the East San Francisco Bay region in Dublin, Calif.

The first and only golf course in the city of Dublin, Dublin Ranch Golf Course is a spectacular 18-hole, par 63 golf adventure. The unique Robert Trent Jones, Jr., design is comprised of 11 par three’s, five par four’s and two par five’s. The intimate and walkable routing lends itself to rounds under four hours while allowing you the variety to hit every club in your bag.

Set amidst rolling hills and valleys, the golf course offers panoramic views of Livermore Wine Country and Mount Diablo. The course can always be found in immaculate condition and is well-known by its typically smooth and quick greens.

In addition to golf, Dublin Ranch includes a restaurant and bar featuring contemporary California cuisine, including delicious appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees for lunch. Guests enjoy views of the mountains while dining al Fresco on the large terrace. The incredible food, superb service and breathtaking vistas will leave guests with an unforgettable experience.

In addition to convenient golf experience and great food, the scenic landscape provides an idyllic venue for a perfect wedding ceremony and reception.

“Dublin Ranch is a unique golf facility that appeals to a wide segment of players,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We look forward to increasing the visibility and amenities of the club.”

KemperSports will use its expertise in marketing and engagement, customer service training and food & beverage to deliver the best experience possible for guests at Dublin Ranch Golf Course.

For more information on Dublin Ranch Golf Course, visit www.dublinranchgolf.com.

AHEAD Rolls Out PGA Authentics Spring ’15 Collection

Newly released line of headwear, apparel, and accessories has classic look, feel

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) – AHEAD’s PGA Authentics Collection represents an opportunity for PGA members to distinguish the brand of professionalism to their customers, while also focusing foremost on the logo of their respective facilities.  The unveiling of the Spring 2015 line of apparel, headwear, and accessories once again emphasizes classic styling and colors, and reinforces the value of the PGA Golf Professional in every golf shop.

The Spring ’15 PGA Authentics Collection features several new offerings, including:
* Multi-Wide Bar Stripe Polo (100 percent performance polyester yarn dye jersey). Five bright color combinations usher in this new moisture wicking polo: sunset/navy/French blue, lobster/meadow/lake; sun ray/white/lake; French blue/navy/sun ray; and azul/lake/crocus.
* Performance Polo Engineered Chest Stripe (100 percent polyester jersey yarn dye).  Featuring bold chest striping, this new shirt mixes white and navy and is available in five primary colors: Tuscan, sun ray, meadow, crocus and lake.
* Performance Feed Stripe Polo (100 percent polyester jersey yarn dye).  This tasteful mini-Oxford polo is available in lobster, sunset, meadow, French blue, and lake.
* Multi-Color Plaid Button Down Woven (100 percent cotton yard dye woven). PGA professionals will look sharp in this new offering with plaid gingham woven construction and a button-down collar.  It is available in two color combinations: white/French blue/meadow/navy; and white/tangerine/Tuscan/navy.
* Snap Placket Performance Rib Pullover (59 percent brushed cotton, 41 percent polyester). Featuring piping down the sleeves, this new pullover promises to be a popular addition to the line and is available four colors (all with navy): Tuscan, meadow, French blue, and lake.  The Full Zip Heather Performance Jacket (100 percent polyester heather performance interlock), with a ribbed collar and cuff is available in the same colors.
* Twill Woven Club Jacket (100 percent polyester fine line brushed twill).  With its classic styling, this new jacket featuring a closure at the top of the neck will be an instant favorite to wear after a round or to a casual function.  It debuts in two colors, stone and navy.

The company will be exhibiting its 2015 AHEAD (both apparel and headwear), Kate Lord and PGA Authentics collections in booth 503 at the PGA Expo at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.

For additional information access the web site at www.Aheadweb.com.

CHAMP Spikes Worn by Canadian Open Winner

(MARLBOROUGH, MA) – CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories – confirms its renowned spikes were used by the winner and five top-10 finishers at the RBC Canadian Open.

Competing against a world-class field at Royal Montreal Golf Club in Quebec, the champion relied on the acclaimed ScorpionSTINGER model to secure his second PGA Tour title. A favorite among top professionals and amateurs alike, these spikes feature spring-flex traction technology for maximum gripping and a green friendly design to minimize unnecessary marks on the putting surface.

“Tour players are very selective when it comes to their equipment and CHAMP spikes are continuously the top choice for the best players around the world,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “From Major winners to amateurs of all skill levels, everyone can reap the on-course benefits of our industry leading products.”

The #1 Brand on Tour, CHAMP spikes have been used by 34 of the last 47 major winners and are available in an assortment of models, including the venerable ScorpionSTINGER and popular Zarma.

Beyond its wide range of technically-advanced cleats, the company’s signature products include the Zarma FLYtee series and recently launched C Grips line. Designed with a strong emphasis on technical innovation and game-improving performance, the C Grips collection consists of five models. It has gained a loyal following among Tour players who recognize its superior feel, durability and performance characteristics.

For more information: www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

Zack Sucher on Journey to Better, Wins Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) – Srixon and Cleveland Golf congratulate staffer Zack Sucher for his first professional win at the Web.com Tour’s 2014 Midwest Classic, held at Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate in Overland Park, Kansas. Sucher, a 27-year-old former University of Alabama-Birmingham player, battled windy conditions on Sunday before closing with a 1-over-par 72 to clinch a three-stroke victory with a final overall score of 19-under 265. He earned $108,000 for the win and jumped from 20th to fourth on the Web.com Tour Money List with $247,318, which secures his PGA Tour card for the 2014-2015 season.

“I played really well last week and didn't get it done the last two days,” said Sucher, who shared the 36-hole lead at last week’s Albertsons Boise Open but ended up finishing tied for fourth. “I'm headed to the PGA Tour and now I can finally stop worrying about it.”

Sucher currently plays a Srixon Z-STAR Tour Yellow ball with Spin Skin technology, a Cleveland Classic 290 driver (9°), a Cleveland 588® MT iron (#2), Cleveland 588 TC irons (#3 - #9), and Cleveland 588 RTX wedges (48°/52°/56°/60°). He wears a Srixon hat, a Srixon glove and carries a Srixon bag.

Sucher’s victory on his ‘Journey to Better’ comes after four top-10 finishes on the year, including his previous career-best finish at last week’s Albertsons Boise Open.

For more information on Zack Sucher and the Journey to Better, visit: http://srixon.com/thejourney/

For more information on Srixon, Cleveland Golf, XXIO and Never Compromise or their staff players, visit: www.srixon.com, www.clevelandgolf.com, www.xxiousa.com and www.nevercompromise.com.

Monday, July 28, 2014

U.S.-Sino Cup competition debuts in China as World Amateur dates near

(Myrtle Beach, SC) – Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is continuing to grow its relationship with the emerging Chinese golf market with the staging of the first U.S.-Sino Cup at the Nanshan International Golf Club in Yantai, China.

A team of 12 low-handicap American golfers visited northeast China, June 30-July 5, to face a Chinese team in the inaugural head-to-head matches, playing a 36-hole, gross aggregate scoring competition. The Chinese team won by 28 strokes during the four-day event that included two practice rounds and a 36-hole tournament on the Montgomerie and Pine Canyon courses at Nanshan International.

Competitors were determined by participation in the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship and the World Amateur China qualifiers.

"It was another one of the building blocks in our growing relationship with China and to keep Myrtle Beach at the forefront of their minds as they grow rapidly in golf," said Jeff Monday, the tournament director for the World Amateur Handicap Championship, and an attendee at the event. "It was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had, with great hospitality – from the people, the golf courses, competition, accommodations and food. We look forward to making this an even bigger event every year."

The 2015 U.S.-Sino Cup is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach.

Most of the American team – 10 of the 12 players – will be determined from the gross division that debuts at this year’s World Amateur, which is scheduled for August 25-29. The other two team members will be ‘Captain's Picks', as chosen by Monday, the U.S. Captain.

Deadline for entry in this year’s World Amateur is August 7. The 31st World Amateur is the world’s largest golf tournament with approximately 3,500 participants from 26 countries competing on more than 60 courses along the 'Grand Strand'.

This year marks the third time China has sent qualifiers to the World Amateur, the result of approximately 1,000 entries into 12 nationwide qualifying tournaments and a final qualifier, the World Amateur Handicap Championship China.

China’s U.S.-Sino Cup team was finalised by the qualifiers, and nine players from the World Amateur China will make the trip to Myrtle Beach for the competition.

The connection with China began in partnership with sports marketing firm Olle Sports of Guangzhou, China. Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday President, Bill Golden, and Myrtle Beach Mayor, John Rhodes, attended the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) Convention in China last March to interact with Chinese and Asian tourism officials and have visited China on other occasions.

Also, three Chinese citizens have purchased five Myrtle Beach courses within the past year – one of those soon after participating in the World Amateur. Myrtle Beach resident and ambassador, Dustin Johnson, drew even more attention to the area last November when he won the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China.

To learn more about Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, go to: www.myrtlebeachgolfholiday.com.