Thursday, June 30, 2011

Adams Golf Showcases Aerodynamic Technology in New Lightweight Speedline 9088 UL Driver

(PLANO, TEXAS) - Providing maximum distance for players who benefit from lighter weight clubs, the industry-leading Speedline 9088 UL drivers combine less overall mass with perfectly balanced weighting and true aerodynamic technology to deliver increased yardages off the tee.

Typically, lighter weight golf clubs with heavy swing weights are difficult for most players to release, which result in shorter drives right of the target line. Weighing in at 290 total grams and a swing weight of D0, the exceptional design features of the Speedline 9088 UL drivers has culminated in the highest performing lightweight driver on the market. By using a 45 gram shaft (Matrix Radix HD) with a slightly higher balance point in combination with a lightweight club head, the balance of the overall club ensures longer, easier-to-hit shots that go straighter with less dispersion. Just as in the entire Speedline series of drivers, an aero-shaped crown creates less drag and less airflow turbulence for increased club head speed. The swing weight of the Speedline 9088 UL driver also better matches the rest of a player's set, ensuring more consistent shots from club to club. Thus, the Speedline 9088 UL driver is the first in the industry to combine the proven benefits of aerodynamic shaping with perfectly balanced lightweight club construction to give players of all types more consistent distance.

"Our extensive testing showed that many lighter weight drivers on the market ended up with very high swing weights, which most players tended to hit to the right," said Scott Burnett, Director of Advance Product Development. "We solved that problem by balancing the weight throughout the entire club, creating lighter inertia around the grip, allowing players to hit the ball straighter. The result is they don't have to put as much effort into actually releasing the club."

The Speedline 9088 UL standard driver will ship to golf shops beginning August 1. The draw model will ship September 15. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the Speedline 9088 UL driver is $399.99. Available lofts and flexes are as follows:

Standard Model:
Right-Hand ~ 9.5, 10.5, 12.5 (lite, regular and stiff flexes)
Left-Hand ~ 9.5, 10.5 (lite, regular and stiff flexes)

Draw Model:
Right-Hand ~ 9.5, 10.5, 12.5 (lite, regular and stiff flexes)

Additional information on the technology behind the entire lineup of Speedline products can be found at


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

12th annual LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer

(SOUTHAMPTON, NY) - One of the most impressive pro-am fields of LPGA golfers, including Hall of Famers Nancy Lopez and Karrie Webb, once again helped raise more than $500,000 for the Val Skinner Foundation at the 12th annual LIFE (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) Event held on Monday, June 27 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, NY.

LPGA veteran and Golf Channel analyst Val Skinner founded LIFE in 2000 in honor of her friend and fellow LPGA player Heather Farr, who died of breast cancer in 1993 at the age of 28. Since 2000, Skinner has raised nearly $7.3 million.

The LIFE event benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), a national cancer institute-designated comprehensive cancer center located in New Brunswick, N.J.

"I am extremely proud of my fellow LPGA players and the LIFE partners for supporting our efforts to educate and assist young women as it relates to breast cancer," said Skinner. "Thanks to these funds, we've founded and launched important programs: as Komen on the Go™ our mobile educational tour and the creation of The LIFE Centers and now our six satellite centers across New Jersey."

As always, the LIFE Event attracted a field of top players, including Lopez, Webb, Laura Davies, Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome, Jiyai Shin, Stacy Lewis, Azahara Munoz and more.

"All of us have been impacted by breast cancer in some way. For those of us who have played in Val's event year-after-year, it is fulfilling to see the impact we've been able to make through programs with Komen and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey," said Webb, who has played in 11 of the 12 LIFE Events.

Each year, Skinner recognizes and honors LIFE Heroes that she defines as individuals who have demonstrated courage in the face of breast cancer and/or purpose to fight the disease. Heroes honored this year were Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Fox News Channel national correspondent Jennifer Griffin and California attorney/advocate Jamie Ledezma.

"These women have all gallantly faced and survived breast cancer. Their willingness to proactively share their stories has helped other women and their families understand the importance of early detection," added Skinner.

LIFE enjoys great support from New York and New Jersey businesses and philanthropic individuals. LIFE partners include the Joe Plumeri family, Emblem Health, QualCare, Guy Carpenter & Company, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) and Genentech. Other notable supporters are Amy Perella, Assured Guaranty, C.R. Bard, The ACE Group and Cox Classic/Steven A. Cox Foundation.

For more information, visit


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dixon Golf Gains Distribution In The Caribbean Islands

(TEMPE, AZ) - Dixon Golf's high performance eco-friendly golf balls are now available in the Caribbean Islands through San Juan, Puerto Rico-based BosSports Group.

The golf balls are for sale on the islands of Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, The Bahamas, Barbados and the US Virgin Islands.

BosSports has been distributing golf goods in the Caribbean since 1989, and have been the exclusive distributors for many major brands.

Dixon Golf's family of golf balls will be able to be purchased at golf courses, resorts and retail establishments that cater to the vacationing golfer and locals alike.

With the addition of the Caribbean, Dixon Golf is now available in 25 countries, an increase of nine since January 1.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina honored by Rolex

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) - Iconic Harbour Town Golf Links, the crown jewel of The Sea Pines Resort, has been named to Rolex's prestigious list of the "World's Top 1000 Golf Courses," available for purchase online at

Called "nothing short of a work of art" by famed golf writer Dan Jenkins, Harbour Town Golf Links was one of only 362 U.S. courses included in the rankings. The 1,335-page compendium took three years to complete and includes public, private and resort courses from every country in the world.

"Rolex is one of the world's most respected and recognized luxury brands, and a major sponsor of golf, globally," says Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports Division of Sea Pines Resort. "We are honored that Harbour Town is included in this thorough and compelling compilation that is sure to become a travel companion for avid golfers everywhere."

Courses were evaluated by a team of 200 "inspectors" who anonymously worked their way around the world, completing an in-depth questionnaire, adding comments of their own, and scoring each course on a set of criteria. According to the book's Foreword:

"Our Editorial Committee has given each course a score, geared primarily to the excellence of the site, the course architecture involved, and of course maintenance and condition. After considerable deliberation and verification, we took the entire 33,000 courses currently registered worldwide and ended up with those we consider to be the Top 1000."

Sea Pines boasts two other outstanding layouts -- Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Ocean Course. For more information about the resort and its wide-variety of golf packages:, 866.561.8802.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Going Green in Costa Rica

Dixon Golf to be Title Sponsor of EcoWeek Costa Rica Green Golf Tournament

(TEMPE, AZ) — Dixon Golf, makers of the world’s first high performance eco- friendly family of golf balls, has announced that they are the title sponsor of the first ever Dixon Golf Green Golf Charity Tournament Presented by Hacienda Pinilla in Guanacaste, Costa Rica during EcoWeek in that country.

From August 13 to 19, the country will be celebrating EcoWeek Costa Rica. EcoWeek Costa Rica was created to feature sustainable ecotourism in Costa Rica, which will include an exciting menu of nature, adventure, aquatic and health related tour packages geared toward the North American adventure and golf traveler. Last year’s EcoWeek took place in the Florida Keys in 2010, where the endangered coral reef was repaired.

This year’s EcoWeek will feature a Green Living Fair in San Jose, Costa Rica where the public is invited to visit exhibits featuring Green Living, Green Communities, EcoTravel and more. National Geographic is sponsoring an eco photo shoot, with other outdoor activities including SCUBA, snorkeling, volcano tours and kayaking in addition to the Green Golf Tournament.

“We’re excited to be part of such a large event,” says Dixon Golf CEO William Carey. “The golf tournament is just a component of the overall week. When we were approached to be a part of the events, it was a no-brainer.”

The Dixon Golf Green Golf Tournament Presented by Hacienda Panilla will be played at the beautiful seaside Hacienda Panilla Golf Course in Guanacaste, Costa Rica on August 17. The tournament will feature celebrity players, including Robert Brooks, former NFL player with the Green Bay Packers; Jay Rokeach, the long-time home address announcer for the University of Miami. Dixon Golf is working with other Hollywood and sports celebrities to join this great event. The tournament will cost $200 per player; with all proceeds from the tournament will go to local Costa Rican children’s charities.

Phoenix, AZ-based 4 Green Golf, one of the only eco-friendly golf tournament management companies in the United States has been brought on board to ensure that the tournament lives up to its eco-friendly billing. They will be providing carbon offsets for the tournament, recycling of all paper, plastics, cans and reusable materials and will minimize water usage for lawn and morning preparation, amongst other environmental initiatives. The tournament will also be certified as green.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sunice Typhoon Collection for 2011 Introduces Zephal - A Lightweight, Quiet Performance Fabric

(Montreal, Quebec) - Sunice, Canada's No. 1 outerwear company announced a new fabric for the Typhoon category. The introduction of Zephal as a lightweight, quieter performing fabric leads the way to a category full of newness. Zephal, proprietary to Sunice, has a wonderful hand feel and lends itself well to the pops of color and stylish plaids that live in this collection.

An assortment of styles provides a great value proposition for a very technical suit and incorporates many of the golf-enhancing features that Sunice is famous for, such as ergonomic action cuffs, in-pocket ball cleaner, lock-down zipper pullers, Pro-Trim cinching system and so much more. Zephal is waterproof and breathable and comes in a color palette of Platinum, Real Red, Midnight, Royal and Black for men and Lapis, Rose Dust, Cool Blue and Black for women. Sunice is also known for great plaids and this category delivers with fashionable plaids for both men and women.

The Typhoon category encompasses all that represents a very well designed, lightweight rainsuit with a 3-year waterproof guarantee. Textured materials accentuated with strategically placed stretch inserts makes Typhoon a great fashion essential for golf by fulfilling expectations of looks and performance.

"As Sunice continues its search for the most technical, performance driven fabrics for golf, we are confident that the Zephal collection will continue to grow as it's supple hand feel and light weight are so perfectly suited to the sport," said Heidi Rowsell, Marketing Manager for Sunice. "This category makes fashion and function very affordable in a fully waterproof and breathable suit. It's tough to beat on price, performance and looks."

Committed to delivering top-quality actionwear, Sunice is owned by The Fletcher Leisure Group of Canada. Sunice is a performance-enhancing golf and ski outerwear brand that uses advanced technologies, fabrics and manufacturing methods. Sunice, a longtime expert and leader in the technical outerwear industry, is dedicated to a unique concept of science and style. This is done by creating innovative design, using durable construction, and blending fashion-forward styling while using the latest in technical specialty fabrics. Fletcher Leisure Group, based in Montreal, Quebec, is a company with 42 years of golf industry experience marketing multiple brands in Canada and the United States.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TaylorMade Introduces Ghost Spider Putter

White science, legendary stability and TaylorMade's Pure Roll insert combine to deliver exceptional accuracy, smooth roll and phenomenal feel

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - In 2008, TaylorMade launched the Monza Spider, a uniquely designed high MOI putter that grabbed global attention for its radical shape, extraordinary stability and performance, and rapid tour success. In 2010, TaylorMade launched the Corza Ghost, the first in a series of putters whose white-colored heads make it dramatically easier to aim the face accurately, while also eliminating the distraction of glare on the crown. Now TaylorMade is introducing the Ghost Spider, which combines the head construction, size and high MOI of the Monza Spider with the white alignment benefits of the Corza Ghost.

Like the original Corza Ghost and the entire TaylorMade Ghost series family, the Ghost Spider was developed with input from the hottest putting instructor in the game, TaylorMade Tour Staff professional Dave Stockton. "Dave convinced us that the concept of a white-headed putter was a good one, and he was absolutely right," said Sean Toulon, executive vice president of TaylorMade. "Dozens of tour pros are using TaylorMade Ghost putters, including last year's Vardon Trophy winner on the PGA Tour.

Ghost Spider prototypes were created at the request of numerous tour professionals and have been put in play on the PGA, Champions and European tours. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Jason Day used a Ghost Spider prototype in his T2 finish at this year's Masters and U.S. Open, resulting in widespread consumer inquiries.

"Fans of the Monza Spider, of which there are many, will be blown away by the Ghost Spider," said Stockton. "We've never made a putter that combines this kind of forgiveness and ease of use. Putting is all about confidence, and the Ghost Spider promotes confidence, big time."

Benefits of White Alignment
The study of thousands of putting strokes using our proprietary MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) System revealed that 65 percent of golfers fail to square the putterface to the target from 12 feet, leading to inaccurate putts and higher scores. The Ghost Spider's white head contrasts sharply with the turf to make it dramatically easier to determine where the face is aimed. The Ghost Spider also incorporates the Monza Spider's acclaimed "basketball court" system of alignment on the crown to further facilitate proper alignment.

In addition, the Ghost Spider's white finish eliminates the distractions of glare and "hot spots" caused by reflected sunlight, making it easier for the player to focus his or her full attention on aiming the putter accurately and executing a sound stroke.

High MOI for Stability; Movable Weight Technology for Customization
Like the Monza Spider, the Ghost Spider incorporates the same innovative, steel wire-frame construction that concentrates most of the weight in the perimeter, which creates the high MOI that makes the putterhead so highly resistant to twisting on off-center hits. The Ghost Spider also shares the Monza Spider's Movable Weight Technology (MWT), which allows the user to customize the feel by changing the weights to make the head heavier or lighter.

PURE ROLL Surlyn Insert
The Ghost Spider is equipped with TaylorMade's patented PURE ROLL insert, which promotes forwardspin to help reduce skidding to encourage a smooth, accurate roll and precise speed control. The PURE ROLL insert's soft Surlyn construction delivers a satisfyingly soft sound and feel at impact.

Availability and Pricing
The TaylorMade Ghost Spider is offered in single-bend and center-shafted models in the 33", 34" and 35" stock lengths, left- and right-handed, at a street price of $179. A mid-length "belly" version is available in 41" and 43" stock lengths at a street price of $199.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


(Montréal) - The name Vuarnet has long been synonymous with elegance and style in women’s sportswear. For 2012, Lanctôt is incorporating the very best of Vuarnet to create new energy and excitement under one brand: NIVO.

Since its 2007 debut, NIVO has introduced selection, technical innovation, and fresh interpretations to the one collection designed for women who always express their style and athletic ability. Inspired by timeless European design and complimented by modern North American flair, NIVO sets the sportswear standard for active and fashion conscious women.

 “NIVO is designed with the athletic woman in mind whether she is on the golf course, or on the town,” said Diane Lanctôt, President of Lanctôt Ltée. “Vuarnet’s commitment to excellence, and style inspired by function and performance, will continue to find full expression in the NIVO brand.”

An avant-garde yet timeless sense of fashion

Known throughout women’s golf for its fashion-leading collections, NIVO combines avant-garde style with winning sportswear design and brings them to life. With signature flair, NIVO is performance driven and fashion inspired.

“We support ladies on the LPGA Tour and LPGA Futures Tour, and are proud partners of rising LPGA Tour star Jimin Kang,” Lanctôt added. “By incorporating Vuarnet into NIVO, we are positioned to focus more of our resources on growing NIVO through brand exposure and category expansion.”

Luminous colours, vibrant hues, and exciting combinations are the signature of each NIVO collection. With the athlete in mind, the styles, fabrics, and cuts are always comfortable and not only allow, but encourage freedom of movement. As importantly at NIVO, leading edge technology is incorporated to enhance fashion and performance. The Collection is available in the finest specialty stores and golf shops across North America and Australia.

For more information on Lanctôt Ltée visit To view the 2011 NIVO Collection visit or


Dixon Golf Fights Fire With Fire, Offers Discount And Donation With Fire Ball Purchase

(TEMPE, AZ) - As the Wallow Fire has burned an estimated 487,000 acres forest in North Eastern Arizona, Dixon Golf has announced that they will be fighting fire with Fire; offering a 25 percent discount on Fire ball sales through Sept. 1, with 25 percent of Fire ball sales going to the Arizona Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter. To take advantage of the offer, simply visit and use the promo code "FIRE".

According to The Tucson Citizen on June 16, the fire is still less than 30 percent contained and 40-plus mile per hour winds are only making containment more difficult. The 25 percent discount translates into roughly $14 per dozen sold being donated to the Red Cross to help the relief effort.

"Unfortunately, stories like the Wallow Fire will be out of the spotlight in a short time, while it can take the victims of the fire years to recover. The nice thing about golf is that people continue to play, and will continue to need golf balls. We may not extend the story, but we can do our little part to donate to a very good cause helping people affected by this tragedy," says Dixon Golf CEO William Carey.

The Fire ball made a splash when it was released last July as the first tour-caliber eco-friendly golf ball on the market. In the 11 months since, the golf ball's performance has earned praise from such respected media outlets as Golf Tips Magazine's 2011 Golf Equipment Buyer's Guide The A Position and Vogue Magazine. Not only do players and editors inside the golf industry like the ball, but it's used by celebrities like Don Cheadle, Kevin Sorbo, Anthony Anderson and Josh Duhamel.

"There hasn't been a week that has gone by that I haven't received an email, phone call or personal anecdote from someone who has converted to the Fire ball. It's simply been that impressive," adds Carey.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Marriott Golf Debuts Elevated Kiele Golf Experience At Kauai Lagoons Golf Club

Jack Nicklaus-Designed Kiele Moana Nine Features Longest Continuous Stretch of Ocean Holes in Hawaii

(ORLANDO, Fla.) - Marriott Golf, one of the world's premier golf operators, recently debuted the elevated Kiele golf experience at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club with the much anticipated re-opening of the Kiele Moana Nine, featuring the longest continuous stretch of ocean holes on any course in Hawaii. Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, located in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, is a premier 27-hole facility recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 125 Golf Resorts in the U.S. in the April 2011 issue.

Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, the renovated Kiele Moana Nine (formerly the Kiele Course back 9) received extensive upgrades including the addition of three new holes, more consistent TifEagle putting surfaces, white silica sand bunkers, and is highlighted by dramatic ocean views offering a spectacular run of ocean holes that stretch more than half a mile. The Kiele Moana Nine will be paired with the Kiele Mauka Nine (the original Kiele front 9), creating a signature 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Championship Kiele golf experience.

"The Kiele golf experience is legendary for locals and visitors to Hawaii, and we are thrilled to introduce an inspired layout that will make the experience even more memorable," said Bill Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf.

The Kiele Moana Nine represents the first of three revitalization phases for Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, which will also include the Kiele Mauka Nine (former Kiele front 9) and the Kiele Waikahe Nine (comprised of the best 9 holes from the former Mokihana Course). All renovated holes will feature new TifEagle putting surfaces, providing smoother putting conditions, and aesthetically pleasing white silica sand bunkers.

According to Nicklaus, "With these changes, Kauai Lagoons Golf Club is going to be an incredible golf facility with a premier layout and immaculate course conditions."

Upon completion of the project, Kauai Lagoons Golf Club will consist of three nines, providing 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf. Each nine will reflect its Hawaiian moniker and will be distinct with a character all its own. In Hawaiian, "Moana" translates to "open ocean," "Mauka" translates to "toward the mountain," and "Waikahe" translates to "flowing stream."

The elevated Kiele golf experience comes on the heels of a $50 million transformation that touched all hotel areas of the oceanfront Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach. The resort offers a contemporary look and feel with upgrades to all 356 guestrooms and suites, a redesigned Kukui's Restaurant and Toro-Tei sushi bar, and a new keiki (children's) swimming pool with water spout features and a slide, complementing the resort's 26,000-square-foot pool, the largest single-level pool in Hawaii. Additional on-site accommodations include Marriott's Kauai Beach Club co-located with the Kauai Marriott Resort, as well as Marriott Vacation Club's newest resort on Kauai, Marriott's Kauai Lagoons.

To complement the debut of the Kiele golf experience, Kauai Lagoons Golf Club and the oceanfront Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach are offering the "Escape to a Great Golf Getaway" package at this extraordinary golf resort. The package is valid through October 6, 2011, and a minimum 2-night stay is required. Not applicable to groups of 10 or more rooms. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. To make your "Escape to a Great Golf Getaway" package reservation, visit and use promotional code GOF in the special rates and awards section.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

SeeMore Introduces New m5x Mallet In 3 Materials And Finish Options

(Franklin, TN) - SeeMore introduces the new m5x, a visually sleek and striking new mallet design, 100 percent milled in the USA, offered for the player who is most comfortable with the look of a larger center shaft mallet.

The m5x features a unique sole design and weight design which optimizes the benefits of SeeMore's patented and proven RifleScope Technology alignment system, by allowing the putter to swing on the golfer's natural plane, whether that be closer to a natural arc or straight back and straight through stroke.

The m5x also includes a bi-metal design with a milled aluminum face insert for optimal feel and performance. The m5x has a single top line and two sightlines on the back flange, and is available in 3 material and finish options.

Milled Options: 
* m5x Private Reserve. Black satin 303 Stainless mSeries Private Reserve, $395 retail
* m5x Platinum. Platinum 303 Stainless mSeries, $325 retail
* m5x CS. Black gunmetal carbon steel, $325 retail

RST Technology
SeeMore's patented RST, known by a visible gun sight on the top line, allows the golfer to set up the putter perfectly each and every time in relation to the intended target line. This is accomplished by lining up the black bottom portion of the shaft between two white lines and covering a signature red dot on the heel of the top line. The process is like locking radar onto a target. The two parallel white sight lines frame the shaft and serve as an indicator that the golfer is in perfect position to make a consistent and reliable stroke.

SeeMore Facts
SeeMore originally became recognized when Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open playing a SeeMore
putter in the greatest final round putting performance in US Open History. The brand was re-launched
in 2007, and immediately regained worldwide prominence as Zach Johnson used a SeeMore FGP to win the 2007 Masters. SeeMore's website at and has many new features about SeeMore's remarkable legacy, technology, and tour success. SeeMore putters are custom made in Franklin, TN.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Product Review: Sundog Eyewear Bombs

It was a long, cold winter in the Northeast, followed by a spring that saw courses grow increasingly soaked. In early May, it seemed like there wouldn’t be a sunny day in 2011. Of course that prophesy didn’t materialize, and I was able to take a pair of Sundogs out for a test drive. Specifically, I tried Sundog Eyewear’s Bombs.

Designed specifically for golf, (I see too many people wearing glasses geared toward fashion, cycling, fishing, baseball, etc.), the Bombs offer polarized lenses, a megol nose pad and megol temple tips. Simply put, the Bombs eliminate glare and don’t slip - critical in a pair of sunglasses used on the course.

According to Sudog, their Photochromic Mela-Lens with variable tint capability offers protection in a range of light conditions. The advanced photochromic lenses automatically adapt to changing light conditions lessening eye strain and fatigue. Tint lightens or darkens depending on the light’s intensity while filtering HEV light for maximum protection regardless of the situation. 

If looking good - while enhancing your game and protecting your eyes - is important to you, I wholeheartedly recommend a pair of Sundog Bombs. If you’re interested in seeing their entire line of eyewear, log onto

They’re the choice of professionals such as Paula Creamer, Hunter Mahan and Mike Weir. Perhaps they should become a staple in your routine.

Black Widow Grips Launch Free Golf Towel Promotion

Buy any 10 Black Widow grips and receive a free Black Widow towel

(BRENTWOOD, Tenn.) - BLACK WIDOW Grips, the boldest grips in golf, announced a Golf Towel Give Away which began on June 1. A Free BLACK WIDOW Golf Towel will be available to the first 5,000 people who purchase any 10 or more BLACK WIDOW Grips and submit the necessary proof of purchase materials. BLACK WIDOW Grips must be purchased between June 1 and July 31, 2011 to be eligible to receive the golf towel.

BLACK WIDOW Grips are designed to meet the needs of golfers at all levels, from touring professionals to recreational golfers, with nine distinct models. The expansive product line features Softspikes' traction-inspired interlocking "S" pattern and Web-Traction TechnologyTM which are anti-slip design arrangements that maximize surface area for more traction. For more information and to see the full line of grips, visit

Just mail in your purchase receipt (circle the BLACK WIDOW grips that were purchased between June 1, 2011 and July 31, 2011) and proof of purchase (UPC from grip) along with your fully completed official entry form to redeem your free towel.

Request for offer must be postmarked no later than 8/15/11 and received by 8/31/11. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding all PO boxes, APOs, FPOs, DPOs, Puerto Rico, and US Territories and Possessions and Canada). Valid for ground-deliverable addresses only. Offer void where taxed, regulated or prohibited. Not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, misdirected or undeliverable requests. Allow 6-8 weeks for shipping. Fraudulent requests could result in prosecution under federal mail fraud statutes. Actual towel design may vary. This offer applies only to purchases made between June 1 and July 31 and cannot be combined with any other promotional purchase of BLACK WIDOW Grips. Limit one claim per household. Purchases made on internet auction sites do not qualify.

This offer applies only to consumer purchases made between June 1, 2011 and July 31,2011.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

True Linkswear's Stealth No Longer Under Radar

Innovative shoemaker opens online sales of next generation shoe

(DALLAS) - After successfully launching the most versatile and innovative golf shoe on the market last year, TRUE linkswear has opened online sales of its second edition shoe, the stealth. The stealth was unveiled at the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show and has been worn by TRUE co-founder Ryan Moore this year on the PGA TOUR.

Like TRUE's first release, the tour, the stealth is built on a barefoot platform, which makes it the lightest golf shoe on the PGA TOUR and features the thinnest sole in golf.

"The response we've had since the PGA Show has been incredible," said Rob Rigg, president of TRUE linkswear. "The TRUE tours have been in high demand and the retailer response has been fantastic. The popularity of the tour has led to daily emails asking when the stealth would be available. We are so excited that day has finally come."

TRUE linkswear took creative direction from Moore for the stealth, fashioning an upper that had more traditional styling with a modern silhouette. The stealth features the same performance technology as the tour, but the stealth offers a premium, oiled leather that has a distressed finish and finished with a cap toe.

Much like the TRUE tour, the stealth is meant to easily transition from a round on the links to off-the-course engagements. The TRUE stealth comes in two colors - Black with a Black sole and Brown with a Mud sole - in sizes 6.5 through 15 with a MSRP of $199. The stealth features a two-year waterproof guarantee.

TRUE footwear was inspired by an emerging barefoot trend in running, where many shoes have shifted away from highly-engineered structures, such as arch supports and heavily-cushioned heels, to a shoe that better utilizes the anatomical features of the foot. The idea is that nature's engineering is best, and that a minimalist shoe with an ergonomic traction system allows a golfer's body to naturally stabilize itself while feeling the course like never before.

Initially, the stealth will only be available online at It will be available at retail locations this fall. The TRUE tour is available at multiple national retail outlets, including PGA TOUR Superstores, Golfsmith, Edwin Watts and Golf Town in Canada. In addition to the national outlets, other regional retailers can be found at


Sundog named Official Eyewear of the Palmer Cup

Sundog Eyewear has been chosen as the Official Eyewear of the Palmer Cup. The 15th annual Ryder Cup format competition between collegiate golfers from the United States and Europe will be played at The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, Conn., June 9 -11.

The United States team will be presented with Sundog Eyewear Hunter Mahan Signature Series H EVO Mela-Lens sunglasses. The European players will receive Sundog Eyewear Hunter Mahan Signature Series H Mela-Lens sunglasses.

“My partner, Sundog Eyewear is proud to be the Official Eyewear of the Palmer Cup,” said Hunter Mahan, who represented the USA in the 2002 Palmer Cup. “We are excited to present all the players with a pair of my Signature Series sunglasses featuring Mela-Lens technology, the exact lenses I wear on Tour. I wish everyone the best of luck in what I know will be a great week.

Since 1997, golf legend Arnold Palmer has lent his name to the Golf Coaches Association of America event and he not only attends the matches, but also oversees site selection. Mr. Palmer, along with CBS golf announcer Jim Nantz, and the team coaches will be presented with Sundog Eyewear Mela-Lens Photochromic sunglasses.

“We at the Golf Coaches Association of America [GCAA] very much appreciate the involvement and support of Sundog Eyewear not only in the Palmer Cup but in the GCAA’s Skin Cancer Awareness video for college and junior golf,” said Gregg Grost, CEO of the GCAA. “Through the generosity of Sundog Eyewear, a copy of the Skin Cancer Awareness DVD has been sent to 700 men’s college golf head coaches and to leading junior golf partners across the country.”

To learn more about the GCAA’s initiatives, visit

For 2011, Mahan and Sundog Eyewear continue the evolution of golf eyewear with his dramatic new H EVO Series.

Reflecting Hunter “H” Mahan’s flair on and off the course, H EVO sets the new standard for cutting edge style with uncompromising Mela-Lens performance and protection.

Sundog Eyewear’s Mela-Lens Photochromic sunglasses offer superior performance with embedded halide technology that reacts to ultraviolet light intensity, gradually darkening in high levels of UV light and fading in low UV light surroundings. Unlike other light transitive lenses, Sundog Eyewear’s Mela-Lens Photochromic offer all the benefits associated with regular Mela-Lens technology to maximize visual comfort.

“Mela” is short for Melanin, a naturally produced pigment that acts as a sunscreen protecting the skin from ultraviolet light. In partnership with BNL Sun Lenses, an Essilor company, Sundog Eyewear has created the Sundog Mela-Lens lines utilizing synthetic melanin to produce state-of-the-art melanin lens technology. Mela-Lens absorbs light seamlessly over a broad spectral range providing 98 per cent blue light filtration with no color distortion, and 100 per cent UVA/B protection. Mela-Lens features BNL Sun Lenses Eternity Hard Coat for superior abrasion resistance.
For more information about the Palmer Cup visit

To view the entire 2011 Sundog Eyewear Collection visit


Monday, June 6, 2011

The Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links Debuts on Celebrated Living’s ‘Platinum List’

Arthur Hills Design on the Pacific Receives Second Honor in Consecutive Weeks

(HALF MOON BAY, Calif.) – The Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links -- the world-class, 36-hole public golf resort set against the dramatic cliffs of the Pacific Ocean – debuts on the “Platinum List” for Celebrated Living, the official publication of American Airlines Premium Class passengers.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links is featured in the magazine’s June issue for “Top 20 U.S. Golf Courses” alongside PGA and LPGA TOUR venues Pebble Beach Golf Links, Bay Hill and Harbour Town Golf Links.

Located 40 minutes south of San Francisco, the Ocean Course is ranked No.7 by Celebrated Living. The Arthur Hills links-land design stretches 6,649 yards and provides a dash of Scottish flair. In late May, it was named to “America’s Top 50 Courses for Women” by Golf Digest.

“The last few weeks at Half Moon Bay Golf Links have been special, receiving recognition from Celebrated Living and Golf Digest,” says Bill Troyanoski, General Manager. “In July 2010, the Ocean Course completed the initial phases of an agronomic transition to a fast, firm playing surface emphasizing shot value over sheer power and we are thrilled with the results.”

Additional, on-going adjustments to the Ocean Course include mowing rough down around bunkers to bring the hazards back into play on tee shots; cutting green complexes and surrounds to “just above green” mowing height to foster ball movement on the ground; and raising native fescue heights around tee boxes and between holes to provide golfers with visual, strategic cues about how to play holes and to enhance the links-style atmosphere.

The Ocean Course opened in 1997 after an 11-year design and build process. It was quickly bestowed with numerous awards and accolades, including Golf Digest’s “Top Ten Best New Upscale” list in 1998.

For more information about Half Moon Bay Golf Links, please visit or call 650.726.1800.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Zero Restriction Announces ZR-290x Performance Enhancing Shirts

(SHELTON, Conn.) - Zero Restriction announces the arrival of ZR-290x performance enhancing shirts. The brand notorious for its quality and technological advancements in golf outerwear and sportswear has made yet another breakthrough in the golf apparel industry. Enter the ZR-290x tech wear collection.

Bioactivity technology is improving the performance of professional golfers and other professional athletes alike. Zero Restriction's proprietary treatment is embedded into the fibers of the ZR-290x polo's. The technology is designed to promote circulation, flexibility, balance and recovery. ZR-290x polo's provide the wearer with physiological benefits never found in apparel before.

"ZR-290x technology harnesses specific formulations of bio-energy and infuses them into the fabric of the garment, dramatically enhancing the shirt's bioactivity. ZR-290x technology is directed toward maintaining and sustaining the core energy your body requires to perform at the highest level," said Creative Director of Zero Restriction, Billy Draddy.

Aside from improving one's physical well-being, the ZR-290x tech wear collection features design elements that appeal to the most fashion conscious golfer. Consisting of six different styles, with a mix of cut & sew and knit collars, and a seasonal color pallet, the ZR-290x tech wear collection offers the customer a wide range of product to choose from.

"At Zero Restriction, we continue to create innovative products that provide our players with a competitive advantage. ZR-290x takes this to the next level. We're anxiously anticipating the launch of our ZR-290x tech wear collection and expect to see a positive reaction in the market," said President of Zero Restriction, Andy Bell.

The first delivery of the ZR-290x tech wear collection is scheduled to hit the shelves on Father's Day. In conjunction with the product launch, Zero Restriction athletes; Bo Van Pelt, John Rollins, Hunter Haas and Charles Warren will sport the ZR-290x polo's during upcoming PGA TOUR events. Hunter immediately realized the benefits of playing in ZR-290x during last week's Byron Nelson Championship where he drove golf ball an average of 10.2 yards further than he has all season!

"Wearing ZR-290x really helped me maintain smooth tempo and timing during all four rounds of play," said Haas.

ZR-290x tech wear, along with the rest of Zero Restriction sportswear can be found on-line at and in the finest clubs and resorts around the world.


Thursday, June 2, 2011 Announces Father's Day Gifts with Free Shipping

(CULVER CITY, Calif.) - Need gift ideas for Father's Day? announced it Father's Day Free Shipping promotion on off course golf practice products for every type of golfing Dad.

For the "Competitive Golfing Dad": almostGOLF's Play Anywhere Pack comes with 2 targets and 10 off-course- safe balls for a friendly 'send and receive' competition between Dad and the kids, or just to use for home practice in between rounds on the golf course.

For the "Casual Golfing Dad": almostGOLF's Practice Stick comes with 24 almostGOLF balls in a convenient shag tube which retrieves almostGOLF balls without bending over, and then easily releases them by hand or foot. Or, Dad can give it to junior to have fun safely picking up the balls while he practices.

For the "Serious Golfer Dad": with almostGOLF' Deluxe Backyard Practice Kit, Dad can now practice like a pro, focusing on his game and not on shagging balls. This kit comes with a driving range quantity of balls (60 total), a 1 X2 Astroturf hitting mat and a shag tube.

To receive free UPS Ground shipping in the Domestic USA before June 20 on any of these products, customers simply enter the promo code FATHER2011 at checkout on


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Extra 20 Yards Launches in United States

First Home Weight Machine Designed Specifically for Golfers Builds Strength and Delivers Added Distance in Just Minutes a Week

(EDINBURGH, Scotland) - Every golfer wants a competitive edge and The Extra 20 Yards is it. It’s the first affordable golf-specific home gym designed to build strength, increase swing speed and lead to more distance.

After a highly successful launch in Europe, The Extra 20 Yards makes its U.S. debut now at an incredible value of $365 (plus $30 for shipping). There is nothing else on the market at this attainable price point.

The innovative weight-pulley device mimics the golf swing and engages all the important swing muscles. Golfers need only to spend 3 to 5 minutes a day, 3 to 4 times a week to reap the benefits they’ve spent years and a lot of money searching for.

The high-quality machine is easy to install and has three key features:
* A swivel pulley set at the correct swing plane angle for both right and left-handed use.
* A weight stack comprised of 4.4-lbs. plates calibrated to build golf muscles without losing flexibility – start with lighter weights and work up to heavier ones.
* A classic golf grip attached to a cable to pull the weights that builds muscle memory in your hands and arms to ensure the right technique, helping to groove the correct kinematic muscle sequence.

Many golfers spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars a year looking for that magic club that will finally help them out drive their buddies and shoot lower scores. But The Extra 20 Yards is a much easier, much more effective way for those of us with busy, working lives to become “golf fit” and gain distance.

By developing the golf-specific muscles that create the downswing force, golfers will increase their swing speed and hit the ball farther. The pros know it. That’s why they spend hours in the gym every week.

However, even the most comprehensive gyms don’t have golf-specific equipment like The Extra 20 Yards to strengthen the exact muscles that golfers need. The most beneficial exercise is one that starts with the body in the correct golfing posture, and exercises the core region and other key muscle groups just like The Extra 20 Yards does.

“This is ideal for the keen golfer,” says Simon Yates, 7th in all time career earnings on the Asian PGA Tour. “It works all the muscles in a golf swing and you don’t have to spend lots of time in the gym. Forget spending lots of money on the latest drivers, and just spend a few minutes each week using this machine and you will gain The Extra 20 Yards.”

Catriona Matthew, British Ladies Open Champion, was so impressed that she requested one for her own home.

“My coach introduced me to The Extra 20 Yards, and I immediately saw how useful it would be,” said Matthew.  “I got one within a few days and it is now helping me develop a stronger golf swing, hit the ball longer and I’m sure it will protect me against long term injuries.”

Amateur golfers can no longer see strength conditioning as something only the pros do. If they want to add yards to their drives, lower their scores and win more matches, the golf muscles need to get stronger. Strength training can also help golfers avoid injuries throughout their golfing career.

Studies show that the higher the swing speed the lower the handicap, and that a conditioning program could improve club head speeds in golfers of all ages and abilities. The Extra 20 Yards is making these improvements practical and achievable for all golfers.

For additional information and to order, please visit


Energy Athletic Golf Introduces Revolutionary Game Improvement Technology in New Apparel Line

Paul Azinger

Golf apparel scientifically engineered to increase focus, power, energy-and accelerate recovery - set to debut this summer

(SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.) - Golfers are always searching for a product that will give them a competitive advantage on the course. It may be the latest new golf club or something to help improve their swing. Now it's something that hangs in their closet.

Performance Sports Brands, Inc. is leading what it calls a revolution in terms of the apparel that will be available to golfers. The company has announced Energy Athletic Golf, the first golf apparel that provides a true technological and competitive advantage for every golfer. The exclusive and patented IonX Ionized Energy Fabric features a negatively charged, electromagnetic field embedded into its structure. The intelligent fabric stimulates the delivery of oxygen to the muscles through the bloodstream and brain, which is designed to provide golfers with increased energy, strength, focus and accelerated recovery.

Energy Athletic Golf will debut this summer with a national television campaign produced by Performance Sports Brands' acclaimed golf production and marketing company, The Golf Agency.

There have been similar claims in different sports and health areas with bracelets or necklaces, but nothing that features the measurable and proven negative ion output provided by Energy Athletic Golf. The new line of short- and long-sleeved shirts provides more than 400 times the amount of surface coverage as necklaces and bracelets on the market, resulting in a completely new and effective way to help energize and benefit a golfer during each round they play.

Paul Azinger, one of the most popular and successful professional American golfers of the past 20-plus years, has chosen to wear Energy Athletic Golf and appear in the company's commercials.

"Energy Athletic Golf is unlike any other apparel," said Azinger, captain of the storied 2008 Ryder Cup team and winner of 12 PGA tour events, including the 1993 PGA Championship. "The golf shirt gives you a measurable, science-based, performance advantage. It really is a game improvement product that also happens to be a great looking, great feeling golf shirt. I am excited to be involved with this completely new category in golf."

This performance advantage was apparent when a PGA Tour player, wearing Energy Athletic for the first time, enjoyed a top-ten finish at the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The negative ions present within the fabric of each Energy Athletic Golf shirt allow for faster recovery time between shots, granting golfers the ability to maintain their power throughout an 18-hole round. Dr. Al Ouimet, PhD. of Polymer Chemistry and Chief Scientist for Energy Athletic Golf touts the power of negative ions.

"Wearing Energy Athletic Golf allows the athlete to sustain a workout for a greater period of time, and then have a much more rapid recovery time," said Ouimet, who was the lead scientist on the team that created the Fastskin Swimsuits for Speedo. "Golfers will feel less sore due to a reduction of lactic acid in the muscles, and will enjoy a feeling of wellbeing due to the negative or "happy" ions in the Energy shirts. Based on studies, I believe golfers wearing these shirts will be able to enjoy increased power or energy output and speed, feel better and sustain their energy levels for the entire 18 holes."

According to Ouimet, the use of microfiber fabrics in Energy Athletic Golf provides comfort and outstanding "hand feel" and garment drape. In addition, these shirts offer performance factors such as moisture management, wicking (wicking fabrics are fabrics that actually lift moisture away from the skin), elimination of static cling and antimicrobial for odor control. The science behind Energy Athletic Golf also allows the wearer to feel warmer in cooler climates and to feel cooler in warm climates.

But what does all this mean for golfers?

A double-blind study conducted at the Sport Technology Lab located at Loughborough University in England concluded that athletes wearing the IonX fabric received a significant 2.7 percent increase in power output.

"Every golfer is looking for an advantage. And I believe you get that with Energy Athletic Golf," said Azinger. Who doesn't want to play better and feel better and now you can do it just by wearing a great looking shirt. You really have to wear an Energy shirt to feel it for yourself."

For more information and to order Energy Athletic Golf, visit