Tuesday, June 25, 2019

JumboMax Team Member Bryson DeChambeau Earns T-8 Finish at The Travelers Championship

(JUPITER, FL) - JumboMax Tour Staff Professional Bryson DeChambeau fired rounds of 68, 70, 64 and 68 to finish T-8th at the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. This is DeChambeau's fourth Top 10 of the 2019 season and the sixteenth of his PGA TOUR career.

He ranked 3rd with 21 birdies for the tournament, T-8th in Total Strokes Gained (9.381) and T-5th in Putts Per Green in Regulation (1.66 average).

DeChambeau collected a paycheck of $194,400.00 and 75 FedEx Cup Points for his T-8th Place Finish. He is currently ranked 25th on the FedEx Cup Points List and 8th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

In the past two years, JumboMax Team Members have combined earnings in excess of $16.9 Million Dollars.

DeChambeau has been playing JumboMax Grips for over 7 years now and he's as well known for his accomplishments on the golf course as he is for his unorthodox set of irons that are all the same length. DeChambeau plays the new Tour Series Grips from JumboMax that he personally helped develop.

The Tour Series Black/Green and Black/Silver grips are now available in 6 sizes; JumboMax Standard-Oversize, X-Small (Junior), Small, Medium, Large and X-Large!

The Tour Series grips feature a deeply-textured, all-weather design for incredible feel and tackiness, and the performance better players require. The Tour Series takes JumboMax Grips game-improving performance to a whole new level. JumboMax Grips simply fit your hands better for increased distance, better accuracy and more solid ball striking. Their patented design and larger diameter provides a superior "Finger-Palm™ grip" that is revolutionizing the game of golf.

Independent tests by GolfTest USA and Golf Etc. showed that in nearly every category tested, from club head speed, launch angle, side spin, back spin to carry distance, JumboMax Grips outperformed standard golf grips. Once you try them you'll never want to go back to a "skinny" grip again.

Dominant Golf, LLC is the parent company and manufacturer of JumboMax Golf Grips. The company was created with the goal of developing a better way for people to learn, play and love the game of golf. The JumboMax Grip was designed with computer and laboratory technologies and has been studied extensively on golf ranges and courses with golfers of varying skill levels including low, intermediate and high handicap players.

For more information about JumboMax Golf Grips, visit www.JumboMax.com.

Srixon Unveils the Fifth Generation Q-STAR Golf Balls

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.) — SRIXON, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the launch of the fifth generation Q-STAR golf ball. The Srixon Q-STAR is available in Pure White™ and Tour Yellow™ and officially launches in North America on June 28, 2019.

“The new Q-STAR maintains the high-quality performance that consumers have come to expect with this golf ball,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development. “We’ve enhanced this generation with the new FastLayer Core to drive more ball speed and distance from Q-STAR.”

The all-new FastLayer Core starts soft in the center and gradually becomes firmer around its outer edge. By incorporating this technology in the all-new Q-STAR, FastLayer helps generate maximum distance, without sacrificing that exceptional feel at impact.

FastLayer works in tandem with Q-STAR’s 338 Speed Dimple Pattern, which reduces drag for a more penetrating ball flight, to help deliver more distance off the tee regardless of the playing conditions.

Furthermore, the new Q-STAR golf balls feature Srixon’s proprietary Spin Skin technology with Slide-Ring Material (SeRM), a urethane compound that coats the cover of every Q-STAR golf ball.

Spin Skin with SeRM digs deep into wedge and iron grooves, dramatically increasing friction at impact and maximizing spin for more stopping power on every shot.

“With the addition of the new FastLayer Core and Spin Skin with SeRM, the latest generation of Q-STAR golf balls deliver superior, all-around performance compared against similar offerings in the market,” said Brunski.

Key Technologies:
- New FastLayer Core: Starting soft in the center and gradually becoming firm around its outer edge, FastLayer delivers exceptional feel and ball speed for maximum distance performance.
- New Spin Skin with SeRM: SeRM, a new urethane coating with flexible molecular bonds, digs deep into wedge and iron grooves for more control and more stopping power.
- 338 Speed Dimple Pattern: The 338 Speed Dimple Pattern provides less drag and more lift to boost overall distance, while flying straight even in the toughest wind conditions.

Tour Edge Introduces Two New HL4 Drivers with Extreme MOI Properties

New HL4 line designed to be the leader in custom fit performance value 

(RELEASE) — Tour Edge, Golf’s Most Solid Investment, announced the launch of their new line of Hot Launch 4 drivers that feature all new designs and technology producing extremely high MOI properties.

HL4 is the fourth release in the award-winning Hot Launch series from Tour Edge founder and master club designer David Glod. HL4 features a complete lineup from driver to irons, all designed to fill a niche as the best technology and performance at a mid-tier price point.

The new premium performance clubs will be available nationwide and globally on August 1.

All HL4 custom fit orders will ship with Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour delivery guarantee in the continental United States.

“This is an early release to a product line that we developed for 2020,” said Glod. “We have spent the last 18 months looking at how to improve the best performance value drivers in the game and the end result is an all new shape that has an MOI that rivals that of a $500 driver. It’s an extremely forgiving design that all levels of players can benefit from.”

The HL4 driver comes in two different configurations– a straight version and an offset version. Both drivers feature a forged titanium head and Cup Face technology, which increases the amount of face flexing for increased club and ball speeds.

The HL4 driver features an all new sloped crown design that is deeper from face to back. No skirt where the sole plate meets the crown equates to a 12% increase in MOI over the previous Hot Launch drivers.

This new design makes for an extremely high Moment of Inertia above 5000 grams per cubic centimeter. Moment of Inertia is a measure of a body’s resistance to angular acceleration or twisting, meaning that the HL4 is a more stable driver. This higher MOI will increase ball speed on miss-hits and will keep shots straighter.

The forged 6-4 Titanium head features a deeper cup face design and a rounder face shape for exceptional power and vastly improved acoustics.

Cup Face technology combined with Variable Face Thickness technology provides greater distance from more contact points on the face that results in better off-center hit distance.

The new drivers also feature a further back rear sole weight placement for an even higher MOI that delivers more stable, powerful tee shots that will fly higher and longer.

The Power Channel on the sole of the club behind the club face is wider and deeper for better weight distribution and increased face flexing. The Power Channel delivers amplified ball speed and less spin, as well as added forgiveness on shots struck lower on the face.

HL4 Custom Fitting 
The Hot Launch series is designed to take advantage of the emerging growth segment of customization within the equipment market.  Until the launch of Hot Launch by Tour Edge, the value segment of the custom fitting market had been largely under-serviced.

“We see HL4 as being the best value available in the custom fitting market,” said Glod. “That is why we created our 48-hour custom fitting delivery guarantee and why we are making a significant commitment to advertise HL4 heavily on the Golf Channel and elsewhere with the message of Get Fit. Spend Less. Play Better. We want to open up custom fitting to thousands of new golfers who are looking for innovation and performance at logical prices.”

Tour Edge plans to have over 750 custom fitting centers across the country that will feature the mobile HL4 custom fitting bag and their industry leading 48-hour guaranteed delivery on custom fit orders. All custom fit specific orders turned into Tour Edge by 2:30 PM Central standard time will be built at Tour Edge headquarters in Batavia, IL and shipped to any continental U.S. state in 48-hours time, either back to the Tour Edge fitting location or directly to the end consumer.

“We are aggressively marketing the message that every golfer should be getting custom fit, and that it is especially mid to high handicap players who have the most to gain by getting fit,” said Tour Edge Vice President of Marketing Jon Claffey. “Our goal is to open the flood gates on custom fitting and HL4 has proven to be the perfect product to accomplish this goal with its advanced technology, top-tier performance and amazing price structure.”

HL4 Driver Specs 
The straight neck HL4 driver comes in a 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degree lofts, while the HL4 Offset driver will be available in 10.5, 12 and 13.5 degree lofts. The 10.5 degree HL4 Offset will be available in left-handed.
The HL4 series features an upgraded UST Mamiya graphite shaft that offers enhanced tip stability. The drivers are available in Ladies, A-flex, Regular and Stiff shafts ranging from 48 to 60 grams.
The line has also been upgraded to a Lamkin Z5 multi-compound grip that features distinct hand-placement zones. A larger Midsize grip is now available as a custom option on all HL4 products.

Both drivers will be available August 1st at an authorized Tour Edge retailer and will feature a retail price of $199.99.

To find a Tour Edge retailer near you, call (800) 515-3343 or visit touredge.com.

Key HL4 Driver Technology:
Offset hosel available for maximum slice-fighting control
Forged 6-4 Titanium
Super-High MOI Sloped Crown
Titanium Cup Face technology works in conjunction with Variable Face Thickness technology to provide maximum power from more contact points on the face
Further back weight placement  in the rear sole weight creates a deep CG
Wider and deeper Power Channel technology maximizes face flex.
High Launch lofts are available in 10.5, 12 and 13.5 degrees
Upgraded UST shaft
Upgraded Lamkin Z5 multi-compound grip
Expanded custom fitting options

Monday, June 24, 2019

U.S. Hickory Open: Rick Woeckener Wins at Belvedere with Hickory Shafted Golf Clubs

(Charlevoix, MI) – Golfers tend to feel a deep connection to the sport’s storied history. The passion for golf’s roots runs particularly deep among the growing number of throwbacks who, for fun and to feel linked to the past, play hickory-shafted golf clubs from the early 20th century.

Just ask Rick Woeckener, who just won his second U.S. Hickory Open Championship held this weekend at the historic Belvedere Golf Club in Charlevoix, Michigan, located along the shores of Lake Michigan in beautiful Northern Michigan.

“This is a great honor. There's a lot of good players in this field, and I'm just happy that I played well enough to win,” said Woeckener. “Belvedere is the best course I have played for the U.S. Hickory Open and the greens are as good as any course I have played in Scotland.”

Woeckener shot rounds of 75-78 for a 36-hole total of 153 in the gross division edging out Peter Lory and Taylor Jones. Rounding out the other division winners were William Ernst in the Senior Division, Michael Shiff in the Super Senior Division, and Kate Tomkinson in the Ladies Division.

Woeckener, who is from Ohio, was introduced to hickory clubs by his father when he was young. Now after 13 years, he finds himself winning and walking the same course as legends like Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, and Tom Watson.

“It's a similar feeling when you find these historic clubs and play with them. You wonder who might have had this club or hit this club. Walking in the footsteps of these great players on this historic course and winning with these clubs is really special,” continued Woeckener.

The U.S. Hickory Open annually attracts an international field of golfers who play with antique pre-1935 hickory shafted golf clubs or authentic replica hickory clubs. Belvedere is the only club in the U.S. to have as many as 44 antique hickory club players. Competitors dressed in period appropriate apparel, including knickers, ties and jackets. The Society of Hickory Golfers celebrates and promotes the hickory game of the 1910s – 1930s. Conservative estimates of the total number of hickory players in the world now total about 3,000 and growing.

Dennis “Marty” Joy II, the head golf professional at Belvedere and a competitor in the U.S. Hickory Open this weekend, said the club couldn’t be happier with how the event was presented at Belvedere.

“Belvedere, with its history and classic parkland design by Willie Watson, was the perfect venue for hickory players”, said Joy. “We had already held an annual hickory tournament for the past 13 years, so bringing the Society of Hickory Golfers national Open and marquee event was a natural for us.”

“Combine that with our scenic location in Charlevoix along Lake Michigan and the support of the Belvedere Association, we anticipate this could be the first of many more national Hickory events at Belvedere.”

Belvedere Golf Club was established in 1925 and designed by renowned golf course architect William Watson, who is famous for classic and major championship designs across America including Olympia Fields in Chicago, Interlachen in Minneapolis, The Olympic Club in San Francisco and others. It has been recognized as one of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest and best known in Michigan for hosting 40 Michigan Amateur Championships. It will also host the 2025 Michigan Amateur during Belvedere’s centennial year.

In 2016, the original hand-drawn architectural plans by Watson were discovered and a two-year restoration plan returned the golf course greens, fairways and many of its tees to the original design of 1925. The course has long been a favorite of many golf greats, including legend Walter Hagen, who won the first Great Lakes Open at Belvedere, and five-time British Open winner Tom Watson, who as a youngster honed his game playing summers at Belvedere. He remains a member today and loves to return to play the highly-acclaimed 16th hole, which he describes as one of the great par fours in America.

For information about Belvedere visit www.belvederegolfclub.com or call 231-547-2611.

For information about the Society of Hickory Golfers visit www.hickorygolfers.com.

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OnCore Golf Announces a 'Legendary' Sweepstakes

(BUFFALO, NY.) — OnCore Golf announced a sweepstakes unlike any other.  OnCore’s Legendary sweepstakes will offer two Grand Prizes – a round of golf with one of two legendary golfers – Al Geiberger aka Mr.59 and Gary Player.

One winner and a companion will be flown to the historic Colonial Golf Course in Memphis, Tenn. to play a round with Al Geiberger. Colonial is site where Al earned his nickname Mr. 59 as he became the first player to shoot a 59 in PGA tournament play. There have been numerous examinations of the greatest rounds of golf ever played taking into account course length, rating, and par and what Al accomplished that day is often regarded as the most impressive.

A second grand prize winner and companion will be flown to the majestic Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla. to play a round with three-time Master’s champion and International Ambassador of Golf, Gary Player.

OnCore has partnered with Club Glove, Ernest Sports and Golf Shotz to provide other great prizes including the Ernest Sports ES20/20 launch monitors – giving every golf enthusiast a state-of-the-art tool to collect all of their practice data – at home or at a practice range, to help them improve their game.  Other prizes include Club Glove’s incredible golf travel bags with the OnCore logo, OnCore bundles of balls, bag, hat, and towel, and GolfShot’s Pro golf app.  

“The Grand Prizes are definitely 'bucket list' items for golfers who remember that historic round by Al or grew up fans of Gary. Having spent time with both of them, I can promise you that golfers of any age or skill level will have an experience they will never forget. We are thrilled to be able to offer this unique opportunity,” said CEO Keith Blakely.

With no purchase required, OnCore has made it simple to enter at the following site – www.oncoregolf.com/sweeps – and, through promotions being provided by the contest partners, to increase the chances for winning.

The contest will run for ten weeks and the winners will be chosen at random.

Big Weekend for Team Srixon

(RELEASE) — Srixon staffer, Hannah Green is a major champion. This is Green’s second full year on the LPGA Tour and is the first wire-to-wire winner of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship since 2011. Not only is this Green’s first major championship trophy, but also her first win on the LPGA Tour. With the Z 785 driver and Z-STAR golf ball in the bag, Green shot 68-69-70-72 giving her a final total of 9-under 279. Hannah Green is an exceptional player and we look forward to seeing her continued success on the LPGA Tour.

Jerry Kelly captured his fourth PGA Champions Tour win in style. Competing in a 3-way playoff, Kelly finished on top by making a birdie on the third play-off hole.

Keegan Bradley and Zack Sucher finished T2 at the Travelers Championship.

Check out the equipment Cleveland/Srixon staffers had in the bag:
What’s in Hannah’s Bag:
- Srixon Z 785 Driver (10.5º)
- Srixon Z F85 (15º)
- Srixon Z H85 (19º)
- Srixon Z 785 Irons 4i-PW
- Cleveland RTX 4 50º MID, 54º MID, 58º LOW
- Srixon Z-STAR Pure White

What’s in Jerry’s Bag:
- Srixon Z 745 Irons 4i-PW
- Cleveland RTX 4 52º MID and 60º MID
- Srixon Z-STAR XV Pure White

What’s in Keegan’s Bag:
- Srixon Z U45 (20º)
- Srixon Z 745 Irons 4i-PW
- Cleveland RTX 4 50º MID, 58º LOW
- Srixon Z-STAR XV Pure White

What’s in Zack’s Bag:
- Srixon Z FORGED Irons 3i, 4i
- Srixon Z 785 Irons 5i-9i
- Cleveland RTX 4 46º MID, 52º MID, 56º MID, 58º MID
- Srixon Z-STAR XV Pure White