Monday, September 15, 2014

Nike Golf Athlete Paul Casey clinches victory at the KLM Open

Englishman records stunning win with 14 Nike clubs and RZN Platinum ball in the bag

(Beaverton, Ore.) – Nike Golf athlete Paul Casey returned to winning ways with a European Tour victory at the KLM Open in The Netherlands, his first victory of the season and 13th in his career on the European Tour.

The 37-year-old, who recently became a father, started the final round four shots behind the leader, but four birdies on the front nine erased the deficit.

The highlight of Casey’s week was his third round score of 62 that put him into contention at the Kennemer Golf and Country Club in Zandvoort. In that round, Casey provided a magnificent display of touch on the greens with his Nike Method 006 putter, helping him to nine birdies. The Method 006 is the same putter used by World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who trusted it on his way to summer Major victories at The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

For impressive accuracy and control, Casey relied upon the Speedlock RZN Core technology found in his Nike RZN Platinum golf ball.

Speedlock RZN core technology, created with an interlocking core design, helps promote better energy transfer between the layers at impact for faster ball speed, longer distance and more stability into the wind.

On the body, Casey sported apparel from Nike Golf’s Performance Collection and the Nike Lunar Control shoe.

Casey’s Nike Golf Arsenal
* Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 11.5°
* Fairway Metal: Nike VRS Covert #3 (15°)
* Irons: Nike VRS Covert Forged 3-iron; VR Pro Combo (split cavity) 4-6iron; VR Pro Combo Blade 7-PW
* Wedges: Nike VR Forged 52°, 56° and 60°
* Putter: Nike Method 006
* Ball: Nike RZN Platinum
* Footwear: Nike Lunar Control

Nike Golf’s 2014 PGA Tour Victories
•  Russell Henley – Honda Classic
•  Seung-Yul Noh – Zurich Classic
•  Rory McIlroy – The Open Championship
•  Rory McIlroy – WGC Bridgestone Invitational
•  Rory McIlroy – US PGA Championship

Nike Golf’s 2014 International Victories
•  Charl Schwartzel – Alfred Dunhill Championship (European Tour)
•  Ross Fisher – Tshwane Open (European Tour)
•  Rory McIlroy – BMW PGA Championship (European Tour)
•  Xin-Jun Zhang– Beijing Open (PGA Tour China)
•  Paul Casey – KLM Open (European Tour)

Nike Golf’s 2014 LPGA Tour Victories
•  Michelle Wie – LPGA LOTTE Championship
•  Michelle Wie – U.S. Women’s Open

Nike Golf’s 2014 Ladies International Victories
•  Cheyenne Woods – Volvic RACV Ladies Masters

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North Florida PGA Names Chase54 Exclusive Apparel Partner

New Collaboration to Launch During Section Championship

(RELEASE) - The North Florida PGA announces an integrated partnership with CHASE54 Apparel, kicking off during its NFPGA Section Championship September 16-18.  The apparel brand will provide the NFPGA with shirts for all the players in the four major championships of the Section, including; Match Play, Chapter Championships, PNC and Section Championship. Chase54 will also outfit the NFPGA Cup Teams and NFPGA Board and Staff.

“This is a significant commitment from Chase54 that will greatly enhance and benefit the NFPGA tournament series,” says Rich Smith, Executive Director/CEO of the North Florida PGA. It’s a wonderful win-win opportunity for the North Florida Section and its PGA Professionals,” he adds. “The North Florida PGA looks forward to nurturing this partnership for many years to come.”

“There is nothing more valuable to CHASE54 than industry people like the NFPGA communities experiencing our innovative apparel,” says Doug Risher, National Sales Manager for CHASE54. “As a Florida resident, it’s remarkable how the region has responded to CHASE54. A partnership of this caliber will continue elevating our brand through the industry and beyond. It’s a key indicator of where the company is headed and we’re truly appreciative of the opportunity,” he adds.

For more information on CHASE54, visit www.chase54.com.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Titleist: The No. 1 Ball at the Evian Championship

The fifth and final major of the 2014 LPGA season is off and running in Evian-les-Bains, France and the drama is building at the Evian Championship as we head into the weekend.

And in this final major test, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 86 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success. That’s more than 10-times the nearest competitor with 8, and more than all competitors combined.

The birdie putts are dropping, the ladies are posting low numbers and there are only 18-holes left to be played before a champion is crowned.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

African American Golfer's Digest Partners With NBMBAA‏

African American Golfer’s Digest and the National Black MBA Association Partner To Bring Golf News, Networking and Information to NBMBAA Members

(NEW YORK) — Supporting business and industry professionals in all aspects, the African American Golfer’s Digest, the nation’s leading print publication and online portal for avid Black American golfers announces its partnership with the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA).  Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through its five channels of engagement; education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle.

“I am thrilled at this alliance,” says Debert Cook, publisher of the 11-year old magazine that is a PGA of America Diverse Supplier in the United States.  “This is a mutually beneficial effort for both of our organizations, through which we hope to bring more golfers into this wonderful game that speaks the language of business and relationships.” The NBMBAA has 46 chapters, 28 collegiate chapters, a membership base of more than 9,500 and more than 350 corporate partners.  NBMBAA Members will receive complimentary digital subscriptions to the magazine and be advised on upcoming opportunities to learn to play the sport, network with others who share their passion for the game or further develop their skills.

The African American Golfer’s Digest and its team are looking forward to meeting NBMBAA members during its presence at the NBMBAA Association Annual Conference and Exposition, September 16-20, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), 285 Andrew Young International Drive, Atlanta, GA 30313.   The gathering is one of the largest professional development and job search events in the country. There, the African American Golfer’s Digest will feature its products and services at booth #2005 in the Lifestyle Studio section of the exposition.  A cache of golf literature along with free magazine copies will be available to attendees who visit the booth.  In addition visitors can sign up for a free one-year digital subscription and, try their hand at winning prizes at the exciting AAGD Putting Contest.

Each year, the NBMBAA Annual Conference and Exposition attracts more than 9,000 attendees. Sessions are held on topics including: career, education, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and leadership.

The NBMBAA Annual Conference offers a myriad of opportunities designed to meet your professional development, branding, recruiting, retention and corporate citizenship goals.

For additional information visit: NBMBAA  For additional information on the African American Golfer’s Digest visit www.africanamericangolfersdigest.com.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Can Train Your Aim Change Your Game?

(RELEASE) - The simplest putting tool on the market fits in your pocket or behind your ear to go anywhere. Just slide the two pieces together like a cross.  The pointer aims either way for lefties or righties. Clip it on the hosel of your putter shaft and slide the pointer until it is over the ball. Line the arrow up to the hole or intermediate target for a break in the green and putt away. Short backstroke, follow straight through with the arrow leading your aim and get the same aim all the time.
         
David Keller, Director of Golf Sales at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona is the inventor and this is his story:
"I grew up playing in the United Kingdom on some pretty poor surfaces which led to a putting stroke that was more of a jab than a smooth stroke.
Driving to work I thought about my weekend putting performance – misses to the right, misses to the left, from all sorts of distances.
How could I get a repetitive stroke and better alignment? I knew I needed something to guide my putter face towards the target.
Arriving at work and before I lost the idea forever, I sketched the design on a post it note.
That evening I built the prototype with a ferrule, balsa wood, glue, resin and orange nail polish (thanks to my daughters).
An hour later my putting aid was a full scale model. I went to my local course to test it out and it worked better than expected!
After a handful of putts I was not only more accurate with my alignment but my stroke was better as I was accelerating through to the target.
More putts were made and confidence was growing."

David Keller sought the help of successful golf trainers to tweak Train Your Aim. Invented, designed and manufactured in Arizona, Train Your Aim is now available to the world.

Train Your Aim retails for $9.99 and is ideal for gifts and tournament prizes.

Training professionals, golf enthusiasts and beginners concur with the beneficial results of Train Your Aim. After just a few putts, it becomes a subliminal mantra, "Train Your Aim."

For more information and to nip those yips and change your game, visit www.trainyouraim.com.

Mizuno Introduces First-Ever Use of Boron in New JPX-850 Forged Irons

Proprietary Grain-Flow Forging Process Infuses Atomic Element to do for Irons What Titanium Did for Metal Woods

(Norcross, Ga.) – Mizuno, a world-class leader in iron technology, design and development, has entered a new era of innovation with the release of the JPX-850 Forged irons, the first-ever iron to implement “Boron” into the forging process. Boron, a chemical element with atomic number five, commonly found in Earth’s crust and throughout the Solar System, establishes an entirely new standard for distance, forgiveness and feel in a Mizuno forged iron.

This exciting material innovation simply reinforces Mizuno’s long-standing reputation of superior design, feel and performance in its irons. With JPX-850 Forged, the company continues to pave the way for innovation, manufacturing and performance technologies, unwilling to cut corners or compromise quality for the sake of better margins.

“The addition of Boron to our 1025 carbon steel in our patented Grain-Flow Forging process enabled us to stretch the limits of design within the iron to bring to market one of the longest and most forgiving forged irons ever, without sacrificing the Mizuno trademarks of look and feel,” said Chuck Couch, Vice President of Product Development, Golf Division, Mizuno USA. “We held true to our history of quality and performance, while leveraging the benefits of Boron in JPX-850 Forged to deliver an iron that will stand above any other forged iron on the market.”

The golf industry has seen Boron used as a decorative element to create an effective “finished” look. With JPX-850 Forged, Mizuno is capitalizing on Boron’s superior performance benefits to give the new irons 30 percent greater strength. By infusing Boron, Mizuno was able to design a much thinner face in the JPX-850 Forged then standard metals to provide an industry leading COR and “sweet area” to allow for an aggressive approach to any golf shot.

Featuring an ultra CNC pocket cavity combined with a Power Frame design, JPX-850 Forged provides golfers the Mizuno feel expected in a forged iron with a large sweet area typically found in game-improvement clubs.  In addition to the unparalleled feel and distance of the JPX-850 Forged, Mizuno utilized H.I.T (Harmonic Impact Technology) Power Frame, a vibration management technology, and acoustical badge design to deliver the iconic Mizuno sound and feel players crave at ball impact.

The JPX-850’s are designed with a Triple Cut Sole and beveled leading edge allowing for greater versatility and ball workability from difficult lies. The irons are outfitted in Satin Nickel Chrome Plating with electro-form badge giving users an aggressive, sleek look Mizuno is known to produce.

4- GW (Right- and Left-Hand Models)
* Steel Shaft: XP115
* Graphite shaft: NEW Orochi
* Grip: Golf Pride M-31 360 58 Round
* Other Options available through Mizuno’s Custom Department
* Suggested Retail Price: $999.99 Steel / $1,099.99 Graphite
* Pre-sale/Demo: Aug. 29, 2014
* On-sale: Sept. 19, 2014

The JPX-850 Forged line will be available for pre-sale and demo through Mizuno’s Performance Fitting System (PFS) cart. The irons will be on shelves at golf and sporting goods retailers on Sept. 19, 2014.

Learn more about the new JPX-850 Forged in the new product video online at www.mizunogolf.com.

Loudmouth Offers Compression Arm Sleeves

(RELEASE) - If you’re comfortable in your own skin, you’ll be twice as comfortable (and LOUD) in new Loudmouth Sleefs. Keep cool and protect your arms in these quick dry, UV-protecting (SPF 35) compression sleeves. Optimal for golf, sports games and outdoor activities like hiking and biking. Comfortable, Sleefs feel like a cool second skin. Sold by the pair, these are unisex.

For more information, click HERE.