Wednesday, June 7, 2023

ORCA Golf Creates ‘PAWS Collection’ Golf Bags


Portion of Proceeds to be Donated to Humane Society of Broward County

(BOCA RATON, Fla.) – ORCA Golf is lending a helping “paw” with its newest premium bag design—a must-have for the golfer who is an animal lover. The “PAWS Collection” features both a golf bag and a travel bag, tastefully adorned with paw prints.

In celebration of the new collection, ORCA Golf — a fast-growing, women-owned golf bag design company — is donating 10 percent of every purchase to the Humane Society of Broward County, a nonprofit charitable organization. Founded in 1944, the facility can house more than 300 dogs and cats while they await adoption.

The PAWS design uses the company’s iconic Dorsal One Stand, which is built for functionality, durability, and efficiency. At just 4.9 pounds, it is ORCA Golf’s lightest carry bag making it a great option for golfers who love to walk the course or use a pushcart. Two color patterns are offered: white with black paw prints, and black with multi-color paw prints.

The Saddle Bag is one of ORCA Golf’s most popular bags for sports and travel. Like the golf bag, it is made from a high-quality synthetic leather material that is as durable and versatile as it is stylish. It weighs only 3 pounds and is being offered in black and aqua grey. All three of the bag’s pockets can be embroidered with a logo if desired.

The Dorsal One Stand individually is priced at $395. The golf bag and the travel bag can be purchased together as a set for a special price of $540.

“We rely on generous donations from our community,” said Kathy Tricomi, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at the Humane Society of Broward County. “Thanks to philanthropic companies such as ORCA Golf, we can continue to provide the essential care and compassion for the animals residing at our shelter until they find their forever homes.”

ORCA Golf’s co-founders, Deb Bennett, and Erica Bennett, said they share an affinity for animals and have a keen appreciation for the importance of a facility such as the Humane Society of Broward County.

“Their mission is to bring animals and people together and they accomplish that goal every day with an amazing amount of love, compassion, and dedication,” Erica Bennett said. “We are thrilled that with the PAWS Collection bags, we can do our small part to give back and support such a deserving organization.”

Beyond their support for worthy community organizations, the ORCA Golf founders are committed to paving the way for future generations and making the golf community more inclusive, empowered, and sustainable.

For additional information, visit ORCA Golf at orca-golf.com/ or the Humane Society of Broward County at humanebroward.com.

Unboxing the Signature Socks from Swiftwick

We unboxed a pair of Swiftwick's signature golf socks, the Flite XT. 

The Flite XT was designed with technology to help golfers land the perfect swing: proprietary GripDry fibers on the pad and heel of the sock feature microtreads that provide traction in your shoe, providing extra stability for your foot, and Ankle Lock technology, which features a strong elastic that wraps your heel and ankle for targeted support.

The top of the sock has a thin, channeled upper to keep the sock light and breathable for when the weather heats up. Olefin fiber, a hydrophobic wicking material, is incorporated along the arch of the sock to keep your feet dry all day long. 

Learn more at www.swiftwick.com

Monday, June 5, 2023

Original Penguin Launches Chi Chi Rodriguez Collection


(Miami, FL)
— Original Penguin by Munsingwear, a division of Perry Ellis International, is pleased to announce the launch of the Chi Chi Rodriguez 2023 Summer Collection. Introducing a retro yet modern look, combined with the classic Original Penguin heritage and style, the Chi Chi collection brings his trademark swagger on and off the course.

“The Chi Chi Rodriguez collection fully incorporates what it means to be an original,” stated Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO of Perry Ellis International. “El Toreador is a true icon in the game and one of the most popular golfers of all time. This collection perfectly reflects his distinct style, from his hallmark fedora to his signature “sword dance” celebration. We are excited to bring this collection of products to market, merging Chi Chi’s original style with Penguin’s trademark performance.”

The design inspiration for the Chi Chi collection comes in part from his beloved wife’s love of Hawaii. The signature “Iwalani” floral print is created with colors and patterns representing a retro heritage style with a modern “original” twist.

“I am thrilled to once again wear the Penguin,” stated Chi Chi Rodriguez. “I started to wear Munsingwear on tour in the 1960’s and won the first five tournaments I played in with the same shirt. I loved the way the shirt felt on me and the looks were a little different, which was great because I was a little different and I wanted to stand out.”

The Chi Chi collection features a vibrant array of patterns and styles with a distinct color palette highlighted by tones of blue, bright white, cherry tomato and black iris with a backdrop of floral patterns and prints. “The colors are exactly what my wife Iwalani would have picked,” added Rodriguez. “It’s almost like she designed the collection herself.”

Enhanced performance technologies and fabrics of the Chi Chi capsule include luxe sustainable recycled yarns with elastane blends such as Repreve, 4-way stretch, extremely lightweight blends, and moisture-wicking UPF sun protection and eco-friendly finishes.

Highlights of the Chi Chi capsule include:

● Special Penguin logo inspired by Chi Chi’s iconic fedora

● Refreshed classic Chi Chi polos including the iconic Earl, Heritage Tipped Mock, Floral and Tribal Prints, and All Over Pete

● Heritage Micro Floral Print shorts and colorful trousers

● Heritage graphic T-Shirts

● Heritage Sweater Hoodie

● Heritage Fedora

“This new collection perfectly reflects who I am as a golfer and person,” added Rodriguez. “It’s a nostalgic collection, very inspirational, and one that I am very proud of.”

Original Penguin and Pete the Penguin have left their mark on a league of legends. For over 60 years, its namesake bird-adorned apparel has been adored by the masters of leisure and sport to define an American classic. Today, the Penguin icon still stands as a symbol for those who know how to be an original.

Original Penguin is a global brand with retail stores worldwide as well as two dedicated e-commerce websites: www.originalpenguin.com and www.originalpenguin.co.uk.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Bloodline Golf Introduces Free New Putter Fitting on Its Website


(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.)
– Bloodline Golf is pleased to announce that it is now offering free putter fitting on its website, bloodline.golf.

“One of the most important things you can do for your putting is to make sure your putter is properly fit for you,” said Brad Adams, Bloodline CEO. “The putter you use needs to fit your body type, size, and stroke mechanics. Getting fit will optimize your results with Bloodline by ensuring you are in the same position for every putt.”

“A study on putting showed that the number of putts that were made from 5 feet increased from 5.6 to 6.1 out of 10 when players used a putter that was correctly fit,” added Adams.

Bloodline offers three fitting methods for golfers to choose from whenever they are ready. Each method is currently free so it’s easy to get started on the path to becoming a better putter. Here is a quick breakdown of each method.

The Premium method requires that you have a tripod or a friend that can take a video of you setting up and taking a couple of strokes with your putter. You can email the video to Bloodline, and they will use JC Video software analysis and technology to make a recommendation for a putter that will fit you perfectly.

The DIY Custom Fitting method requires a tape measure and the ability to edit a picture on a smartphone. Directions on how to do this are included on the Bloodline website.

For the Starting Point method, Bloodline has put together a chart based on thousands of putter fittings that is very effective at predicting the starting point that will fit you. For many players, starting with just your height is extremely predictive of what specs will be a likely fit. 

For more details about Bloodline’s putter fitting and to choose the best method for you, visit https://bloodline.golf/pages/putter-fitting.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Unboxing The OG Beer (805) from Firestone Walker

Tired of the "Beer Wars" yet? Who supports this ... who hates that? Me too! Try the 805 beer from Firestone Walker Brewery. It's packed with a ton of taste and no bitterness. I'll even tell you a little bit about the IBU (International Bitterness Units) scale.

Learn more at www.firestonebeer.com.

SkyGolf Celebrates Dads with a Father’s Day Promotion Featuring the Award-Winning SX Series Rangefinders and the LX Series GPS Smart Watches


(RIDGELAND, MS)
 — SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the most-trusted rangefinders in golf, is offering a special Father’s Day Promotion of $50 off their award-winning rangefinders, including the SX400 and SX550 handheld models and the stylish LX5 and LX5 with ceramic bezel smart watches. The LX2 smart watch is $20 off the reduced price of $149.95. The promotion runs from June 5 – June 26, 2023.

“If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your dad this year, we’ve got you covered,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyGolf Senior VP and COO. “Your dad will love our powerful SkyCaddie rangefinders that will help improve his accuracy, and provide him with detailed, reliable information that will help him have more fun on the course.”

All SkyCaddie rangefinders and smart watches are preloaded with over 35,000 best-in-class courses and feature Wi-Fi connectivity to streamline application updates and getting the latest course updates without connecting to a computer.

The large HD displays of the SX rangefinders, combined with HD quality course graphics, only available from SkyCaddie, provide the best view of the most-reliable information in the game to allow you to play your best golf. Unlike other rangefinders, which rely on satellite imagery that is often outdated and unreliable, only SkyCaddie walks the course to capture accurate and verifiable data to provide you with distances you can trust.

The SX550 and SX400 rangefinders include a host of patented technology and stroke-saving features developed by SkyCaddie to help its customers make better decisions on the golf course such as the new Dynamic HoleVue with IntelliPath Technology that provides the distance to target as well as every other relevant attribute of the course, along and beyond your target line, without aiming a laser.

So, now without wasting time to make multiple measurements, such as with a laser, you get distances instantly to all intervening hazards, end of fairways and other shot saving information in an instant to allow you to play like a pro and make the right club selection.

SkyCaddie’s new and patented Dynamic HoleVue feature rotates the fairway and orients the green from your current position and angle of attack as you move from the tee to the green. Now, you see everything between you and the green instantly without touching a button and get the distances you need to avoid hazards and play your best golf. So, in addition to SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen technology, golfers can now see the entire hole from their point of view.


With SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen technology, the exact shape of the green automatically rotates to match your angle of approach to provide all of the distances you need to hit more greens and avoid 3-putts. This proprietary feature gives you a chance to turn every shot into a scoring opportunity by providing front carry and back distances, depth of green, and distances to any other point on the green — simultaneously.

SkyCaddie PinPoint technology will obsolete lasers by providing the ability to get distances to the pin while getting all the benefits of IntelliGreen. Simply enter pin sheet or zone information into the SkyCaddie SX550 or SX400 to get distances to the hole, front, center and back PLUS the depth and true shape green... AND all of this information is on one screen that changes automatically based on your current position and angle of approach from anywhere on the course…whether you can see the flag or not. With the SX Series, you get more information, from more places, easier and faster and without aiming!

A new Shot Tracking feature allows you to track each shot you play, which clubs you used, how far you hit them, and where you hit them from. In addition, an array of automated features such as Auto-Course Selection, Auto-Hole Advance and Auto-Zoom, make the SX rangefinders basically "touch-free" from the parking lot to the 19th hole.

More features include: IntelliGreen Pro that adds the ability to display major tiers, contours, false fronts, and mounds from your angle of approach to the green on selective courses; Shot Distance Measurement to help track how far the ball goes and help golfers to learn club distances; Target List View to give a quick list of all the targets ahead of on the hole; digital scoring options for Stroke and Stableford with handicapping; and Tee Box Selection, Gender Selection, Dual Green Support with a yards or meters option, Stat Tracking and a North Indicator.

Using the same next generation technology found in the SX family of rangefinders, the SkyCaddie LX2, LX5 and LX5C GPS smart watches include most of the dynamic features that golfers rave about in the SX550 and SX400 handhelds, giving golfers the most accurate information conveniently located on their wrist.

Simple wireless connectivity allows for the collection and storage of critical performance data in the SkyGolf 360 Cloud Service, making it available instantly to the user, instructors, or friends. 

The promotional period for the SkyCaddie spring discount runs from June 5 through June 26, 2023, and is subject to availability. The discount is only available on new SkyCaddie products, not pre-owned, open box or refurbished products. The offer is open only to U.S. residents and U.S. shipping addresses.

You can find these top rated SkyCaddie models at all leading golf retailers including Edwin Watts, Roger Dunne, PGA Super Store and authorized online retailers such as Play Better Golf. SkyGolf also offers Military/ First Responder and Teachers discounts direct by visiting verifypass.com/offers/website/www.skygolf.com.

For more information, visit www.skygolf.com.  

Who is Responsible if a Golf Ball Hits a Passing Car?


In a situation where a golf ball hits a passing car, determining liability would depend on various factors, such as the circumstances surrounding the incident, applicable laws, and local regulations.

We entered a question into ChatGPT and this was the result. How accurate do you feel the answer is?

While stating that ChatGPT is not a lawyer, the artificial intelligence platform provided some general information on the topic. In a situation where a golf ball hits a passing car, determining liability would depend on various factors, such as the circumstances surrounding the incident, applicable laws, and local regulations. Liability could potentially be attributed to different parties involved, including the golfer, the golf course, or even the car owner.

Typically, golf courses have certain safety measures in place to minimize the risk of injury or damage caused by errant golf shots. If the golf course has taken reasonable precautions, such as warning signs, nets, or barriers to prevent golf balls from leaving the course, they may not be held liable. However, if the golf course has not implemented adequate safety measures or failed to enforce them, they could potentially be held partially or fully liable.

The golfer might also be held responsible if they were negligent in their actions. For instance, if they intentionally hit the ball in a reckless manner or failed to take precautions to avoid hitting passing vehicles, they may be held liable for any resulting damages.

The car owner may also have some responsibility depending on the circumstances. If the car owner was driving recklessly or in an area where they were not supposed to be, such as on the golf course itself, their actions might affect the liability determination.

It is important to note that liability laws can vary depending on the jurisdiction, and specific legal advice should be sought to understand the applicable laws in a particular situation. Consulting with a lawyer would be the best course of action if you are involved in a similar incident and seeking legal guidance.