Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ken Griffey Jr. Talks Golf in the Sports Illustrated 'Where are They Now?' Issue

(RELEASE) - Former MLB standout Ken Griffey Jr. is spotlighted on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated as part of SI’s “Where Are They Now” annual feature and ahead of his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

SI senior writer Ben Reiter profiles “The Kid” six years deep in retirement as he prepares for the baseball farewell he undoubtedly deserves in the Hall. Reiter spent time with Griffey Jr. at his home in Orlando and spoke to those close to him -- including his father Ken Griffey Sr. and former teammate and close friend Jay Buhner -- to present a rare in-depth look at the baseball superstar today. Griffey Jr. spoke to SI about everything from what it was like growing up the son of an MLB star to his playing days and the pranks he played on a rookie Alex Rodriguez to his thoughts on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball and his upcoming HOF induction and more.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SI’S INTERVIEW WITH KEN GRIFFEY JR.:

From Reiter’s article, Griffey talks about his golf experience: - "He plays golf — a lot of golf.  He had recently returned from a four-day, 121-hole trip to Bandon Dunes, in Oregon. He’s yet to play Augusta, but not because of its exclusivity. “I can get there,” he says. "I just ain’t had a chance to go."

- Griffey Jr. talked to SI about his golf handicap: “I’m a 13 … Am I a 13? No. But I want you to write that… [Later, he admits] I’m a three. But when you write this, it’s gotta be a 13.” [The USGA indicates that he is a three.]

- Griffey Jr. spoke to why he’s reluctant to swing a baseball bat these days: “The whole thing is, my baseball swing messes up my golf swing … It’ll take me literally three days to get it back."

For more, visit si.com.

L2 Putters Makes 'Best New Putters' Lists for 2016

(JEFFERSON, Ohio) - L2 Putters launched at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., and the company has been on a roll ever since.

The custom designed premium putter line has garnered numerous accolades including Best New Putter for 2016 by PGA.com and Best New Products at the PGA Show by Linksnation and Golf Life.

The stand alone, physics-inspired L2 MOI MAXX putter incorporates size and weight into a perimeter design producing the highest M.O.I. (Moment of Inertia), in golf. This extreme MOI produces an overall head stability improving distance and direction control as it gives golfers an anchor style, pendulum feel without the need to anchor.

The MOI MAXX not only leads the industry in head stability but in club stability as well. A high club MOI means extending the weight from the head to the top of the grip.

“By adding a 200 gram, 16-inch grip to the L2, we moved the stroke motion feel past the hands and wrists and into the arms and shoulders,” said John Ambrose President of Lateral Line LLC. “This allows for a smooth, pendulum motion and discourages the yips.”

The L2 MOI MAXX putter has many features and benefits including:
• Club head weight of 620 grams (average putters 360 grams)
• Toe to heel dimensions of 6.25 for maximum stability
• Impact Zone measures 3.5 inches (average sweet spot – 0.7 inch)
• Flat sole keeps club head in place after alignment
• Bold parallel alignment marks frame the track line to the cup
• Stand-alone design makes alignment easy

“There are three essential elements that enhance your ability to improve the consistency of your putting style -- alignment, contact and stroke stability,” said Art Colasanti, PGA Half Century Club Member and VP of Sales for L2 Putters. “The L2 MOI MAXX putter is the only putter that has all three of these elements built into the design of the putter.”

The L2 MOI MAXX comes with a black powder-coated head, white decal package, and matching head cover. Standard length and lie angle is 33 inches and 73 degrees. Custom head colors, decal colors and fitting options are also available on the L2 website. The L2 is a premium putter worth its weight at $169.99 and is USGA and R&A conforming.

Let the L2 putter put the enjoyment of putting back in your game. For more information and to purchase, visit www.L2putters.com.

Doug Sutter Named General Manager at Princeville Makai Golf Club

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Troon, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing is proud to announce that Doug Sutter has been named as the new general manager at Princeville Makai Golf Club at the St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii. Sutter replaces Alex Nakajima, who recently accepted the general manager position at Kapalua Golf.

Doug Sutter
Sutter most recently served as the director of sales and marketing at the Princeville Makai Golf Club – a position he had held since 2014. He first joined the Princeville Makai staff in 2009 as an assistant golf professional. Two years later, Sutter was named sales manager for the award-winning property. Prior to arriving in Hawaii, Sutter worked two years (2008 and 2009) at Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. as an outside service supervisor and as an assistant golf professional.  His travels also include a short stint at the Troon Corporate Office in Scottsdale, where he worked as a sales and marketing administrator.

“We’re happy to announce that Doug Sutter is the new GM at Princeville Makai Golf Club,” said Mike Ryan, division president, Troon Golf. “His incredible work ethic and passion for life made him an obvious choice when it came time to replace Alex Nakajima. Doug joined the Troon family in 2005 as an outside service associate at Rolling Stone Ranch and has worked his way up the proverbial ladder ever since.”

“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to lead Princeville Makai Golf Club moving forward,” said Sutter. “Alex Nakajima has left some big shoes to fill, but with the support of my team members and the overwhelming resources from Troon, I am excited for the challenge. This is without a doubt, a dream come true!”

For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Robert Garrigus Captures a T-8th Place Finish at Quicken Loans National with Cure CX Series Putter

(Jacksonville, FL) - Each week more and more top professionals from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour are choosing to put a Cure Putter into play. This past weekend, at the Quicken Loans National in Betheda, MD, Robert Garrigus used a Cure CX Series putter to capture his second Top 10 finish of the PGA Tour this season.

Garrigus finished T-4th at AT&T Byron Nelson earlier in the year and this past weekend, shot scores of 67 and 69 in his first two rounds at Congressional CC. Garrigus finished T-8 at 8-under par and ranked #4 for Strokes Gained Putting with his Cure CX Series putter. In a post round interview, he said, "It was pretty solid putting wise. I made a fifteen footer for par on 1, a seven footer for par and then a five footer for par on 2 and 3 so that kept the round going. Lately, before Byron Nelson, those weren't going in and it's huge to get those putts."

Click HERE to see his full interview on PGATour.com.

Garrigus picked up a paycheck for $207,000.00 and 83 FedEx Cup Points for his T-8th Place Finish at the Quicken Loans National and has earned over $487,000.00 in his last three starts since he put a Cure putter into play.

"We'd like to congratulate Robert on his 2nd Top-10 of the season. He's a tremendous player and we're thrilled and honored to have him rolling a Cure Putter," said Jim McCarthy, CEO of Cure Putters. "In the five events he's played since putting it in the bag, he's made every cut and had two Top-10 finishes. You can see he's getting more confident on the green, week after week. We wish Robert all the best and we can't wait to see what the rest of the season holds for him."

For more information on Cure Putters visit cureputters.com.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

'Turf Life,' 'Swinger' and 'Pin High on Life' Decals Now Buy 2 Get 1 Free

(Winter Springs, FL) - Turf Life, the brand that salutes the consumer  and industry "players" everywhere whose lives involve turf, announced that their new "Turf Life," "Swinger" and "Pin High on Life" decals are Buy 2 Get 1 Free right now on their website www.TurfLife.club for a limited time. You'll get free Shipping as well.

Turf Life decals are only $10.00 each and with this special offer you can get three decals for just $20.

These Turf Life transfer decals are easy to apply and will look awesome on the window of your car, truck or van.

Check them out at http://www.turflife.club/#!decals/nwb4x.

Turf is an essential part of the world. There are nearly 50 million acres of grass in the US. Turf is often the most cost effective solution to wind and water erosion. You want to be cool?  Then start rockin' the Turf Life look.

For more information on Turf Life and its mission visit www.TurfLife.club.

Troon Selected To Manage The Dunes of Naples

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Troon, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing has been selected to manage the food and beverage operations and the recreational amenities at The Dunes of Naples in Naples, Florida.

The Dunes of Naples is a private residential community with approximately 634 residents and is comprised of seven high rise towers of high-end luxury condos, 40 luxury coach homes and the Plantation Club – a 10,000-square foot recreational complex where the pool, food and beverage options, fitness center, tennis, and recreational activities are located. As part of the agreement, Troon will manage the food and beverage operations, including The Dining Room and Tiki Bar; and the recreational amenities, including the resort-style pool, fitness center and spa and the tennis center.

“We are thrilled to have Troon as our new food and beverage management company,” said Arell Harris, general manager, The Dunes of Naples.  “After an extensive search for the ‘right’ management company, we strongly believe Troon’s expertise and depth of resources will give our residents and guests superior dining and recreational experiences.”

The Troon food and beverage team will look to enhance the dining options at The Dunes of Naples and, pending a community approval vote, will also oversee a $10 million renovation of the Plantation Club in 2017.

“At the Dunes of Naples there are a number of areas where our team will make an immediate impact,” said John Bartilomo, vice president, food & beverage operations, Troon. “In the coming weeks, the Troon F&B team will hire a new executive chef, introduce new menus and refine the culinary and service standards.”

For more information on The Dunes of Naples, visit www.dunesofnaples.com or call (239)593-9680.

For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

LostGolfBalls.com Announces Stay and Play Sweepstakes to Famed Harbour Town Golf Links

(SUGAR LAND, TX) – Lost Golf Balls, the world’s top provider of premium recycled golf balls, announces a stay and play getaway Sweepstakes, wherein a winner and their guest will be flown round-trip to The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC, to enjoy a two-night stay and one round of golf on the famous Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage.

With no purchase necessary to enter or win, the sweepstakes is open now through July 12th. Interested parties simply visit http://info.lostgolfballs.com/the-sea-pines-resort-getaway-sweepstakes and fill out a brief survey. The winner will be selected at random on July 13th and must be available to recoup the prize on a weekday between September 1-18, 2016. For official contest rules, visit http://info.lostgolfballs.com/official-rules-the-sea-pines-resort-getaway-sweepstakes or contact Lost Golf Balls with any questions at 866.639.4819 or customerservice@lostgolfballs.com.

“Our company has experienced tremendous growth and this success is only possible because of loyal customers,” says Krueger, CEO of Lost Golf Balls. “Knowing The Sea Pines Resort is a top-choice destination among golfers, we wanted to show our appreciation by giving customers a once in a lifetime trip to enjoy a memorable stay and 18 holes on us.”

The Sea Pines Resort boasts a newly renovated property that includes the Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel, the Inn & Club at Harbour Town, as well as the famous Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus designed Harbour Town Golf Links. Originally opened in 1969, the course is routinely ranked among the best in the world by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest.

Founded by former PGA Tour player, Gary Krueger, LostGolfBalls.com retrieves previously owned golf balls from nearly every state in the U.S. and cleans and sorts them by quality at their Houston, TX, headquarters.

In 2015, they sold more than 43 million recycled golf balls and continue to grow in popularity, as consumers are able to purchase name brand product at a fraction of MSRP prices. These “like new” balls have been independently tested and proven to perform identically to their new counterparts and backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Golfers can choose from a variety of top makes/models from Titleist, Callaway, Bridgestone, NIKE, TaylorMade, Srixon and more.

LostGolfBalls.com is a subsidiary of PG Professional Golf, the banner company for brands such as ReLoad, OneSize Fits All Gloves, SoftCore Range Balls and Knetgolf.com.

For more information call (866) 639-4819 or visit www.lostgolfballs.com.