Thursday, March 31, 2022

New Balance Golf Introduces Fresh Foam Contend

(Boston, Mass.)
– New Balance Golf has added the Fresh Foam Contend to its performance footwear collection for 2022. The waterproof, spikeless Fresh Foam Contend features a reengineered Fresh Foam midsole designed to deliver support and comfort in every step. 

Fresh Foam Contend Tech Specs:

Fresh Foam® Midsole

The new Fresh Foam midsole features data-driven concave geometric shapes on the lateral side of the shoe to deliver a soft, cushioned ride. The vertical convex geometric shapes on the medial side provide exceptional walking stability and support under the arch of the foot.

Cush+® Insole

Cush+ is a foam compound used for the insole which provides an ultra-soft, cushioned feel. Golfers will notice how comfortable the insole is as soon as they slip their foot into the shoe. 

The Fresh Foam Contend has a waterproof microfiber leather/performance mesh upper. The spikeless, smart rubber outsole incorporates pressure mapping colors, highlighting key performance zones.  

Fresh Foam Contend Specifications:

Weight: 12.2 oz.

Color: White, Black/Grey, Navy/Blue, Grey/Red

As with all New Balance golf shoes, comfort begins right out-of-the-box with the Fresh Foam Contend. New Balance offers a 45-day comfort warranty. To view the entire collection of footwear, visit

David Duval, Retief Goosen and Mark Calcavecchia set to tee off at 2022 Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Scott McCarron and John Daly also slated to appear

(ATLANTA) — Five winners of the former BellSouth Classic, which was played at TPC Sugarloaf from 1997 to 2008, will compete against a stacked field of 78 professionals when Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, returns May 2-8. 

The returning victors – David Duval, Retief Goosen, Mark Calcavecchia, Scott McCarron, and John Daly – and their competitors will all vie for a $1.8 million prize purse and the chance to move atop the Charles Schwab Cup rankings.  

“The addition of these champions to an already illustrious list of golfers stands to make this PGA TOUR Champions event one of the most exciting events of the year,” says Ashley Hamilton, tournament director. “This quintet of BellSouth Classic winners is part of this course and Gwinnett County’s rich golf tradition, and we’re excited to welcome them back to TPC Sugarloaf this May.” 

The past BellSouth Classic champions include: 

David Duval, who earned All-America honors four times at Georgia Tech and made his PGA TOUR Champions debut at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at Hualalai this past January. Duval won the BellSouth Classic in 1999, the same year he became only the third golfer in PGA TOUR history to score a 59 during a TOUR event. The former world No. 1 won 13 times on the PGA TOUR between 1997 and 2001, including the 2001 Open Championship and 1999 THE PLAYERS Championship. 

Retief Goosen, who counts the 2002 BellSouth Classic among his seven PGA TOUR victories. His consistency on the TOUR launched him into the top-10 world rankings for more than 250 weeks (totalling nearly five years) between 2001 and 2007. Goosen is off to a hot start to his PGA TOUR Champions season, having already notched three top-10 finishes and a win at the Hoag Classic earlier this month. His other PGA TOUR Champions victory occurred at the 2019 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. 

Mark Calcavecchia, who has established himself as one of the more consistent players on the PGA TOUR Champions circuit, having recorded four victories, 12 top-three finishes, and 51 top-10 placements. During his storied PGA TOUR career, he notched 13 victories, including the 1995 BellSouth Classic and the 1999 Open Championship. In 2009, Calcavecchia set a PGA TOUR record by netting nine consecutive birdies during his second round at the RBC Canadian Open. 

Scott McCarron, who earned his third career victory at TPC Sugarloaf with a two-shot, wire-to-wire victory at the 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Classic. He garnered his two other wins there during the PGA TOUR’s BellSouth Classic in 1997 and 2001. McCarron currently has 11 PGA TOUR Champions victories and 57 top-10 finishes. Additionally, he topped the 2019 Charles Schwab Cup rankings. 

John Daly, whose powerful swing and colorful personality made him one of the most well-known players on the PGA TOUR. He won five times during his career there, including the 1994 BellSouth Classic, the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 Open Championship. Daly has won professional golf events throughout the world, including tournaments in South Africa, Swaziland, Scotland, Germany, South Korea, Turkey, and Canada. In 1997, he became the first PGA TOUR player to average more than 300 yards per drive over a full season – and repeated the feat every year from 1999 to 2008. He joined the PGA TOUR Champions circuit in 2016 and recorded his first tour victory at the Insperity Invitational the following year. 

The full field of competitors will be released in the coming weeks. 

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Nemacolin to Host Ultimate Golf Watch Party April 9 and 10

Annual Chase the Green Golf Party Welcomes PGA Tour Winner Rocco Mediate

(Nemacolin, PA) – Nemacolin will transform golfers’ favorite weekend into something unforgettable when The Nemacolin Golf Academy hosts its Chase the Green Golf Party, April 9 and 10, to watch the ultimate springtime golf event.

The weekend-long event will be hosted by guest and nine-time winner on the PGA Tour/PGA TOUR Champions Rocco Mediate and “Swing Clinic” co-host and Instagram star Taylor Cusack. 

“This event will be a one-of-kind viewing party of golf’s marquee event inside The Nemacolin Golf Academy and in the company of Rocco, a golfing legend, fun storyteller, and Western Pennsylvania native,” says Director of Golf Operations Kelly O’Donnell. “Our team is looking forward to a fantastic weekend with this group, which also includes a great talent and friend of the resort, Taylor Cusack.”

The party, which runs from 2-7 p.m. each day, costs $150 person each day, and includes an open bar, plenty of bites, and come-and-go seating. Party guests are also welcome to play simulated golf and receive swing tips in one of the academy’s four simulators that are equipped with TrackMan and Swing Catalyst, and work on their putting stroke in the Putting Room.

“Our ownership is invested in putting on unique events that exceed expectations, and this promises to be another of those memorable weekends. We look forward to having lots of members and resort guests join us,” O’Donnell adds.

The Chase the Green Golf Party is available to overnight guests, golf members, resort members, and all-access members. To reserve your place, contact a resort reservations specialist at 866-344-6957.

Unboxing the Spring/Summer Collection from AHEAD

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Volvik USA Launches 2022 VIVID

(ORLANDO, Florida)
— Volvik USA, Inc. (, a rapidly-growing, premium high-performance golf ball company, has announced the launch of the 2022 VIVID line. VIVID, the #1 matte finish ball in golf, continues its trajectory of  exceptional technical excellence and visual appeal. 

“For golfers accustomed to the outstanding characteristics of the Volvik VIVID ball, as well as for players who will be discovering VIVID for the first time, the new 2022 line will provide superb distance, accuracy and visibility,” said Wes Whittingham, vice president of sales for Volvik USA.

The 2022 VIVID golf balls feature a matte finish coating, soft ionomer cover, the Volvik Alignment Tracking System, 75 compression, 3-piece construction, new improved UV protection and an oversize energy core. Color options include a new assorted dozen in addition to green, red, orange, yellow, pink, blue, white and purple. The balls are available in dozens and single-color or assorted bulk.

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Will Tiger Play the Masters? Bet on It!

— Tiger Woods played a practice round at Augusta National, but there's been no confirmation that he will compete at next week's Masters.

What seemed like a longshot following the car crash that paused Tiger's playing career, the odds now support Woods teeing it up at the hallowed grounds where he's donned the Green Jacket five times.

Odds are courtesy of

Will Tiger Woods compete in The Masters?

Yes -250

No +200

These odds indicate a 71.43% probability that Woods will tee off in Round 1 next Thursday.

It's worth noting that the 'Yes' odds opened at -400 so early wagers have been on the 'No' option.

Woods currently has 50-1 odds at the 2022 Masters Tournament. But oddsmakers say the true odds should really be 75-1, or higher.

Currently, 12.8% of the handle at is on Woods, which is easily the highest percentage of any player.

And if Woods confirms he is playing, the sportsbook said that they expect an influx of wagers on him, which will definitely lower his odds.

New Western Golf Association Partnership to Support Professional Development for Caddies

— The Western Golf Association’s (WGA) acclaimed Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF) has established a formal partnership with Plante Moran, one of the largest public accounting and business advisory firms in the nation, as part of the continued efforts to support Evans Scholars through the Career Services Program.

Both companies are working together to provide personalized career counsel and a continuum of support to Evans Scholars along their journey from caddie, to college, to career.

The partnership that was formalized in January of 2022 includes the opportunity for Evans Scholars to engage with Plante Moran leaders through virtual and in-person workshops as well as career training, networking sessions and mentoring.

“We are thrilled to be strengthening our relationship with Plante Moran to help our Evans Scholars and young Alumni across the country,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA/ESF President and CEO. “As we build our Career Services Program and offer our Scholars more professional resources, Plante Moran is joining with us to ensure our students are fully prepared to enter the workforce.”

The relationship between Plante Moran and the Evans Scholars Foundation has grown over the years with Plante Moran providing career opportunities for Evans Scholars after they have graduated from college. Among the current Plante Moran leaders are Evans Scholars Alumni Jason Drake (MSU ’00), group managing partner, and Ted Morgan (MSU ’99), management consulting partner.

“Plante Moran and the Evans Scholars Foundation have a long history of making a positive impact on the lives of young people with a mutual commitment to providing opportunities for professional development,” said Jason Drake. “As Ted and I learned in the caddie yard and through the Scholarship House, the power of the Evans Scholars community is second to none.”

When the WGA/ESF’s long-range plan was unveiled in 2020, one of the eight ambitious goals set for 2030 is preparing 100% of Evans Scholars graduates for the next leg of their journey. The dedication of leaders from WGA/ESF and Plante Moran ensures that the pursuit of this goal can be realized.

“The life-long skills that are developed through caddying - combined with the focus of Plante Moran to nurture and grow leaders from all backgrounds - make this partnership a perfect fit,” said Ted Morgan. “Communication, work ethic, collaboration and problem-solving are all essential to the success of both the Evans Scholars Program and Plante Moran.”

Golf Pride Continues to Innovate with New CPX, the Softest Performance Grip Yet

Increased softness and tackiness of rubber compound complement proprietary design for more traction, enhanced comfort and better performance

(PINEHURST, N.C.) — Golf Pride, an industry leader in innovation and sports performance equipment, announced today the introduction of CPX, the company’s softest performance grip yet. The new CPX — standing for “Comfort Performance Extreme” — provides superior feel through a combination of extreme softness and exceptional new technology, including the company’s first-ever raised, EXO diamond-quilted pattern. For players who seek the confidence that comes from the feel of a high-performance, comfortable grip, the CPX is a game changer.   

“The connection between the hands and mind is critical in the game of golf,” said Jamie Ledford, President of Golf Pride. “We’re so excited about CPX because the new design and ultra-soft rubber compound we’ve developed take this connection to the next level. Anyone who tries the CPX will immediately feel the difference.”   

The new CPX — the first grip completely concepted and developed at Golf Pride’s new Global Innovation Center in Pinehurst, NC — is constructed from a very soft and responsive rubber compound that molds to the golfer’s hands for the ultimate in comfort and stress relief. The soft and tacky material features a 45-degree diamond pattern inspired by the grips on BMX bikes. This new tactile design is raised to maximize contact-area with the golfer’s hands, enhancing performance. In addition, the innovative Control Core® in the grip’s end-cap complements the soft rubber compound to afford the best of both worlds: maximum softness and maximum control. 

A Soft Grip for a Hard Game

With the introduction of CPX, Golf Pride is also unveiling a second new “feel.” The brand’s latest campaign - “A Soft Grip for a Hard Game” - is an intentional departure from the golf category’s historical focus on performance claims and product specs in marketing materials. Confidence through comfort is integral to reach the most optimal performance in the golfer’s game.  “A Soft Grip for a Hard Game” is aimed at players of all types from highly competitive golfers to weekend warriors and all those in between.

“We know that golfers of every caliber quest for the ‘right feel’ when they have a club in their hands,” said Eric Gibson, Global Head of Marketing, Golf Pride. “The new CPX, and the marketing campaign behind it, focuses on exactly that. Golf is hard. There’s a lot to think about. We believe that the right grip can create comfort – for your hands and your mind – regardless of your skill level. We are excited to lean more into this approach in our messaging and feel it reflects the positive change and growth that golf is experiencing.”

The new CPX will be available on and at retailers on 4/1/22, and will carry a retail price of $9.49-10.49 per grip. To learn more, go to

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Tom Weiskopf-Designed Black Desert Resort Golf Course to Open Fall 2022

(Scottsdale, Ariz.)
– The new Tom Weiskopf-designed Black Desert Resort Golf Course will open this fall in Ivins, Utah, a suburb of St. George. Set amid ancient black lava fields, the 18-hole resort/daily-fee facility is currently in the final phase of construction, with grassing underway. Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, will manage the golf operations, golf course agronomy, food and beverage, and marketing for the golf facility, the centerpiece of the 600-acre resort community. Tee times for daily-fee guests will begin to be made available by mid-summer 2022.

Weiskopf, the designer/co-designer of 70-plus courses around the world, and architect Phil Smith have designed the par-72 Black Desert Resort Golf Course with playability in mind, with most fairways 70 to 100 yards wide. The property’s distinct black lava rock, called basalt, originated as lava that intermittently flowed from small local volcanoes approximately 2.3 million to 20,000 years ago. No stranger to working in an ancient lava landscape, Weiskopf also designed the award-winning Ke‘olu Golf Course at Hualalai Resort on the island of Hawaii, which is set in the dramatic lava fields of Ka’upulehu. 

“Black Desert Resort is located at the convergence of three unique landscapes – jet-black lava beds, towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park, and Utah’s beautiful Mohave Desert,” said Jared Lucero, Reef Capital CEO. “The emerald fairways and greens laced among the lava fields are set against the red rock backdrop, making for an awe-inspiring golf setting.”

In true Weiskopf-style, Black Desert will feature two drivable par 4 holes (5th hole and 14th hole) bringing both strategy and the risk/reward element into play. 

“This 19-hole course at Black Desert is a rewarding course. Truly a spectacular place with many photographs taken. Great backdrops with the red mountains that remind me of Sedona (Arizona),” said Weiskopf.

In addition to the 18-hole, Weiskopf-designed golf course, guests of Black Desert will enjoy a 36-hole illuminated putting course for day or night play. The resort’s 19th-Hole, an amphitheater-style lakeside gathering place terraced into the black lava, will be the ultimate venue for winding down after a day of golf.

Reef Capital Partners is developing Black Desert Resort. Upon buildout, the property will offer 150 hotel rooms; 1,050 residences; miles of nearby trails; a wellness spa; and 46,160 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The property will also feature 32 single-family estate lots and approximately 214,000 square feet of commercial space, with the amenities of the resort center available for full-time residents. The golf course will serve as the home course for the Dixie State University golf teams.

Top-rated courses designed by Weiskopf include Double Eagle Golf Club in Galena, Ohio, the original Forest Dunes Golf Course in Roscommon, Mich., Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland, and both Troon North Golf Club and Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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BIG MAX Extends Support for College Coaching Associations

— Europe’s leading push cart manufacturer, BIG MAX, has announced its continued support of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) through the 2022 season.

As the two professional associations for collegiate golf coaches, the GCAA and WGCA provide vital resources and educational opportunities for collegiate golf coaches, while promoting participation in the game at the collegiate level. Both organizations rely on the support of corporate partners for their sponsored events and programmes, so the involvement of brands such as BIG MAX is vital to the continued operation of the Associations.

"The GCAA and WGCA play such an important role in the development of competitive amateur golf and the professionals of tomorrow,” commented Rick Oldach CEO of BIG MAX USA. “BIG MAX is privileged to be able to support college golf and help bring awareness of the positive impact that walking while using a push cart has on both the players’ performance and enjoyment of the game."

BIG MAX’s unmatched success in Europe is based on it’s innovative Fold-Flat push cart technology that allows for easy storage and transport of the cart while providing a smooth and stable experience on the course. The multi award winning BLADE IP folds down to just 5” deep, meaning it fits easily in any locker or in the trunk of most cars with a golf bag on top. Alongside push carts, BIG MAX is known for its waterproof Aqua, and Water Resistant Dri Lite golf bags. Combining practical innovations, ample storage and stylish, European design, BIG MAX bags are the perfect partner on course, whatever the weather.

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GOLFFOREVER Partners with Philadelphia PGA Section

GOLFFOREVER to support the Section's 2022 Fall Teaching & Coaching Summit

(Aspen, Colorado) — GOLFFOREVER, a company dedicated to preparing golfer's bodies to play feel-great golf by helping build flexibility, mobility, and rotational power, is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Philadelphia PGA Section.

As part of the agreement, GOLFFOREVER will support the Section's 2022 Fall Teaching & Coaching Summit. The summit is part of the Section's education series, which includes a mix of in-person seminars, and virtual webinars held throughout the year for its PGA Professionals. The 2022 Spring Teaching & Coaching Summit was attended by more than 60 PGA Members and Associates, and featured a range of topics relating to golf coaching and instruction. The fall summit's date, location, and agenda will be announced in the near future.

“The Philadelphia PGA is pleased to welcome GOLFFOREVER into the Section's partner family,” said Section Executive Director Geoff Surrette, PGA. “The company understands the importance of golf fitness, not just for amateur golfers, but for PGA Professionals and their businesses. Their expertise in the fitness arena will help elevate our Teaching & Coaching Summit to the next level.”

GOLFFOREVER Managing Director Jon Levy said, “The Philadelphia PGA Section is one the most esteemed bodies in all of golf and its PGA Member Professionals are among the most accomplished and respected in the country. We are excited to share Dr. Jeremy James’ innovative GOLFFOREVER program and team of world-class experts with these PGA Professionals to help them integrate golf’s number one digital platform for fitness, flexibility, strength, balance and recovery into their teaching operations and programming for business growth.”

PGA Professionals looking to learn more about the Section's partnership with GOLFFOREVER should contact Section Communications Director Matt Frey, PGA, at

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Edison Golf Changes its Standard Graphite Shaft to the Newest KBS PGI Series Shaft

— Edison Golf Company, maker of the revolutionary Edison Forged Wedges, is pleased to announce it has upgraded its standard graphite shaft from the current KBS TGI 80 in three flexes to a custom offering of the newest KBS PGI (Players Graphite Iron) Series shaft.

Three new shaft options are now available, offering Edison golfers the only progressive weight and flex choices in the wedge category. Available graphite shaft options now include the KBS PGI 80 in ‘A’ Flex, KBS PGI 90 in Regular Flex, and KBS PGI 100 in Stiff Flex. In steel, Edison offers the KBS Tour 110 in Regular flex and the KBS Tour 120 in Stiff flex.

“We believe there should be a seamless transition from the shafts in your irons to the shafts in your wedges,” said Edison Chairman and Director of Innovation Terry Koehler. “The only way to get that is by making sure the material, weight, and flex of the shafts are consistent from your short irons into your wedges. Working with the team at premium shaft maker KBS, Edison Forged wedges are the only ones available with a progressive weight and flex matrix, so we can fit any golfer perfectly.”

The KBS PGI Series graphite shafts were designed by noted shaft expert, KBS Director of R & D Kim Braley, to deliver steel-like control and performance in a progressively weighted graphite shaft series. These shafts provide tighter shot dispersion, more consistent trajectories, and extremely tight tolerances for weight and frequency (CPM).

The Edison Golf team worked closely with the team at KBS to develop proprietary tipping and trimming procedures to optimize wedge performance for golfers of any skill level, strength profile or swing speeds with all three options.

“With this offering, Edison Forged wedges will be the only wedge line offering a complete range of premium KBS shafts with progressive weight and flex characteristics,” added Koehler.

Edison Forged wedges are designed for serious recreational golfers and feature a dramatically different weighting design that puts more mass above the impact point to optimize distance consistency, trajectory control and improved spin. They also feature the patented and proven “Koehler sole”, which combines both a high and low bounce into each wedge for optimum versatility. Quality forged construction and Edison’s durable chrome finish combine to deliver exquisite feel while significantly extending the useful life of the wedges.

Koehler recommends that golfers interested in purchasing Edison Forged wedges take the WedgeFit Scoring Range Analysis on the Edison Golf website to find out which wedges will best suit their game. They can then enjoy a streamlined purchasing process that allows them to easily custom-build their wedges to their own specifications for loft, shaft, length, lie angle and grip preference. If there is a particular non-standard shaft that the golfer prefers, the company will build their Edison Forged wedges on those shafts for a reasonable upcharge.

For more information about Edison Forged wedges or to take the WedgeFit Scoring Range Analysis, visit

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Troon Selected to Manage Broken Top Club in Bend, Oregon

(Scottsdale, Ariz.)
– Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, has been selected to manage Broken Top Club, a private club located in Bend, Oregon. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will manage golf operations, food & beverage, golf course agronomy, and membership marketing.

Broken Top Club originally opened in 1994 and is considered one of the premier private club experiences in Central Oregon. The property’s name comes from a nearby hollowed-out volcano, the remnants of whose cinder cone forms a jagged edge 9,155 feet above sea level. The club offers a vast array of amenities including an award-winning Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish-designed golf course, an 18-hole putting course, a  golf performance center, two tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, and a fitness center with a yoga studio spa and steam rooms. The golf course and property are set in the high desert, in the foothills of the majestic Cascade Mountains. The award-winning 7,161-yard, par 72 course blends traditional design elements with modern routings, bunkers and green complexes.

“We are excited to partner with a top-rated private club in Broken Top Club,” said Ryan Whitney, senior vice president of operations, Troon. “The beauty of the setting and quality of the professional team will serve as a foundation for creating a first-class member experience.”

Broken Top’s 27,000-square-foot clubhouse overlooks a six-acre lake and showcases stunning views of the Cascade Mountains.  With a massive wood-burning fireplace, exposed timber trestles and rough-hewn rock, the clubhouse offers a casually elegant place for members and guests to relax and unwind. The expansive Broken Top Restaurant is the cornerstone of the clubhouse. The culinary team uses only the best of fresh local ingredients. Artisinal cheeses from Tumalo Farms, organic herbs and heirloom tomatoes from Klamath Falls, natural beef from Madras, natural poultry from Central Oregon and fresh fish from the coast.

“We are constantly striving to make Broken Top the best private club in the Pacific Northwest,” said Broken Top Club Board of Directors President Monica Harrington. “The Board believes that based on Troon Privé’s proven track record of operational effectiveness and focus on member and guest satisfaction, the team will help us elevate the club experience.” 

As a Troon Privé-managed club, Broken Top Club members can enjoy the Troon Privé Privileges program, which delivers extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits as well as reciprocal play at other Troon Privé-managed private clubs around the world. 

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Honma Golf Announces New T//World TW757 Collection

– Honma Golf, the leader in beautifully crafted performance golf equipment is pleased to introduce the 2022 T//World 757 line of premium Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids, and Irons.

Created in Honma’s renowned Sakata, Japan Design Studio, and paired with the hand-rolled VIZARD graphite shafts, the artfully designed TW757 line is set to make its way into the bags of Tour Professionals and aspiring players around the globe. 

“We are extremely excited to get the long-awaited T//World 757 line in the hands of golfers across North America,” says COO of Honma North America, Janeann Lanning. “It’s a handsome product line loaded with performance-improving characteristics. The use of carbon in these two new driver models helps produce exceptional speed that’s going to catch a lot of people’s attention. And the three new iron models — built for mid to low handicappers — perform brilliantly in their respective categories.” 

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GOLF’S FIRST CARBON SLOT: The TW757 Driver features a new, patent-pending “Carbon Slot” to activate and optimize the performance of the lower half of the face at impact. By using a thinner layer of titanium, which is supported by a lighter and more responsive carbon insert, TW757 Drivers deliver higher launch conditions and lower spin to maximize distance, while yielding the highest initial ball speed in Honma Golf’s history.


Coupled with the Carbon Slot, the TW757’s Carbon Crown further increases discretionary weight savings, enabling low-deep CG placement in tandem with a Keel Sole design first used in the Honma GS line, and now enhanced in the new TW757’s high MOI 6-4 Titanium body.

Honma engineers also added two thick and long crown ribs to maintain rigidity around the clubface in conjunction with Honma’s unique, variable thickness, vertical groove clubface to transfer energy more efficiently at impact to maximize ball-speed. As an added benefit, the carbon elements of the TW757 also help to optimize the sound and feel preferred by better players around the world, a hallmark of Honma T//World products.


The TW757 line is a custom fit dream, offering two distinctly different drivers, each specifically designed to cover a wide array of ball flight preferences. Both drivers come in 9° and 10.5° and are adjustable for loft (+/- 1°) and face-angle (+/- 1.5°) via Honma’s P-SAT Sleeve and torque wrench.

The modern 460CC D Driver has two weight-ports in the sole, one each in the back-heel and front-toe for “Directional Control.” Placing the 9gr. weight in the back-heel will create a higher launching draw-bias, and for players looking for a flatter and more fade-biased ball-flight, simply move the heavier 9gr. weight into the front-toe weight port.

The traditional pear-shaped 450CC S Driver also has two weight-ports strategically located in the front and back of the sole for “Spin and Stability.” Placing the heavier 9gr. weight to the rear of the head creates higher launch conditions and increased MOI, while moving the heavier weight forward, the additional mass behind the sweet-spot creates a flatter trajectory with lower spin for hot ball-flight.

Both D and S models come standard with 9gr. and 3gr. weights, however weights are also available in 6gr., 12gr. and 15gr.

P-SAT (Precision Spine Alignment Technology) Sleeve and Non-Rotational Hosel System

Proprietary to Honma, the P-SAT sleeve and hosel system allows Honma VIZARD shafts to keep the shaft’s spine, as well as shaft graphics and grip markings consistently aligned, while not sacrificing the ability to adjust the TW757 driver for both loft and face-angle to optimize ball-flight.

All graphite shafts naturally have a slightly harder side or “spine,” which is created during the manufacturing process; hence all shafts are not always created or perform equal.

As a result, all Vizard shafts are factory tested during the quality control process so that the spine can be isolated and correspondingly marked in the 6 o’clock position, which helps to mitigate downward shaft deflection through impact, leading to more consistent strike patterns.

Retail pricing for Honma’s new TW757 D and S drivers starts at $719 and varies based on customizations and shaft selection.


Classically styled with a player approved compact footprint, the TW757 fairway woods and hybrids provide everything the player demands, and nothing they don’t.

All models feature a sole slot for higher launch and added speed and are built with an SUS630 stainless steel body paired with a 455-carpenter steel face. These premium materials also support a new Vertical Slot Face Insert to more effectively manage both centered and mishit shots alike.

In the lower lofted models, the TW757 3-Wood features a carbon crown to save weight and to generate higher launch conditions. While a cup face insert design in the 3-Wood and #3 Utility also helps increase initial ball speed to help players get home in two. 

Playable from a variety of lies, the TW757 Fairway Woods and Hybrids/Utilities are designed with progressive internal sole weighting to generate consistently long carry distances. As an added benefit, the Fairway Woods feature an adjustable sole weight to fine-tune swing weight.

Retail pricing for Honma’s new TW757 Fairways starts at $415 and varies based on customizations and shaft selection. TW757 Hybrids retail for $350 with custom shaft options available for a slight upcharge.

: Three models of the tour driven TW757 irons meet the needs of the best players.

P Irons 

The multi-material TW757P Player’s Distance irons are designed for players in pursuit of consistent distance and added control, while still demanding the look and feel of a traditional iron only Honma’s experienced Takumi (Master Craftsmen) can deliver.

Inlaid 12gr. Tungsten sole weights along with an undercut pocket cavity creates a low-and-deep CG in a relatively compact iron, which generates high trajectory in conjunction with a modern spec loft package.

The steel body also houses a 6gr. toe-weight to precisely center the sweet-spot, and a 2.2mm thin L-cup face insert generates consistently fast ball speed across the face for the better player looking for added distance with a measure of forgiveness. Honma’s new P irons retail for $1,272 (5–PW) in NS950 NEO steel shafts and $1,392 with Vizard TW757 graphite shafts.

Vx Irons 

Forged from the softest premium S20C carbon steel, the TW757Vx Iron is a true players iron. The beautiful, tour-approved address profile in the one-piece cavity back forging features a 7gr. tungsten weight in the toe. The tungsten toe-weight serves to pull the CG towards the dead-center of the face (#4–#8 iron) for consistency throughout the bag. Optimal heel and toe weighting inside the cavity reduces energy loss on off-center hits, and generates high launch windows, with optimal spin and exquisite feel Honma T//World irons are known for. Honma’s new Vx irons retail for $1,272 (5–PW) in TW757 Modus Tour 105 steel shafts and $1,500 with Vizard TW757 IB-WF composite-material shafts.

B Irons 

The TW757B is Honma’s advanced next-gen muscle back blade design. Featuring a thin top-line in a traditional-shaped blade, ideal CG placement is achieved by inserting a 7gr. Tungsten weight and resin insert into a strategically placed port in the toe (#3–#7 iron). With additional material removed to lighten the heel to further optimize CG placement, the TW757B iron presents an ideal balance of performance and feel to let the best players in the world dictate their preferred trajectory and distance control. Honma Takumi have crafted the TW757 blades from the softest 8620 carbon steel for the ultimate in player feedback with tighter tolerances than any previous muscle back blades in the company’s history.

Honma’s new TW757 B irons retail for $1,272 with TW757 Dynamic Gold Steel shafts.


The exclusive VIZARD for 757 50 Shaft was holistically designed to synergize the TW757 Driver and Fairway Woods from grip to tip. The strong mid-section in conjunction with a sub 5.0° torque value stabilizes club delivery and maximizes energy transfer at impact, while a softer tip provides for high launch and optimal spin. This versatile shaft has a smooth feel and is playable for a wide variety of players looking for a premium ultra-lightweight shaft. As with all VIZARD shafts, this proprietary shaft is spine aligned at 6 o’clock for added stability and Made in Japan.

To complement the standard VIZARD for 757 50 Shaft, Honma produces some of the very best shafts in the world for players looking to take their game to the next level through Sakata’s world-renowned Custom Department. Produced in-house in Honma’s Sakata factory to the industry’s tightest tolerances, the VIZARD MA, MP, FZ and Platinum hold their own on professional tours around the world.

VIZARD MA is designed for High Trajectory and Mid Spin. Well suited for players who prefer a firmer handle or tend to have a descending attack angle or struggle to release the golf club, the VIZARD MA features Ni-Ti alloy for shape retention in the tip-section to allow for higher launch and easy release while still maintaining ample control. Offered in 40-, 50-, 60-, and 70-gram weight classes.

VIZARD MP is built for the player with a neutral delivery looking for a shaft offering High Launch and Low Spin in a smooth feeling shaft. This shaft’s slight draw bias is achieved by extensive layering of ultra-high strength TORAYCA® T1100G materials to provide stability and feel in this popular custom shaft. Offered in 40-, 50-, 60-, and 70-gram weight classes.

VIZARD FZ was born to accommodate the strongest swings on tour and is now available to players around the world. The rigid tip-section of the FZ shaft is created by layering the high-strength and elastic TORAYCA M40X carbon fiber material in the tip area. This shaft creates a mid-launch condition and very low spin. Offered in 50-, 60-, and 70-gram weight classes.

VIZARD PT (Platinum) is an exciting new concept in ultra-premium custom shafts that helps players maximize clubhead speed. This shaft contains ultra-elastic carbon TORAYCA M40X in the bias layer for added tip reinforcement, and the ultra-high strength and elastic TORAYCA T1100G in all layers. This unique shaft features a stiff tip and butt section with very low torque, paired with an active mid-section to help increase swing speed. Offered in 40-, 50-, and 60-gr. weight classes in a single uniflex profile targeted at players with current clubhead speeds of 82–116 mph.

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Indian River Colony Club Donates $5,000 to Veterans Connections to a New Life

Donation Benefits Veterans in Transition

(VIERA, FL) — Indian River Colony Club in Viera is a 55+ golf community on a mission. Largely comprised of military veterans, IRCC members are known for their volunteerism and philanthropy. The ongoing practice of donating to an assortment of veterans causes and charities embody the community motto of "service to those who served." On March 21, the Indian River Colony Club Foundation presented a $5,000 check to Veterans Connections to a New Life, a Central Florida-based not-for-profit organization that provides free services to veterans. The funds donated to the 501(c)(3) organization follow a similar $5,000 donation from the IRCC Foundation in 2021 and will help ensure returning military veterans successfully transition back to civilian life after the completion of their service. Veterans Connections to a New Life uses certified life coaches and nationally certified, peer support specialists in their veteran outreach, specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Founder of Veterans Connections to a New Life, Don Pearsall was pleased to accept the monetary assistance from Indian River Colony Club to benefit transitioning Brevard veterans.

“It's people like the patriots at IRCC that make it possible for us to provide the help that veterans need," said Pearsall. " Many of our warriors are leaving the service with no direction. Our main mission is to provide unique and personalized service support to our homeless, less fortunate and at-risk veterans who are struggling to transition back into civilian life.”  

Don Pearsall, a twice-wounded Viet Nam combat veteran, founded Veterans Connections to a New Life in 2014, with a mission to help veterans transition to civilian life.  Veterans with immediate needs are given financial assistance for gas, repairs, utilities, clothing and housing, along with professional counseling and guidance to aid toward transition. Pearsall's book, “Back from the Front” addresses post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the primary cause of difficulty for veterans transitioning to civilian life. The book is available for sale on, with all proceeds going to support the nonprofit. 

The Indian River Colony Club community of nearly 800 homes is a dedicated supporter of veterans causes. In 2019, they were presented with the Outstanding Military Service Award by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, for their ongoing efforts on behalf of veterans.

Viera's very first neighborhood, Indian River Colony Club is known as "The Place Patriots Call Home."  A haven for military veterans, the par-72 private golf course community has a patriotic culture and country club amenities for active adults aged 55 and over. Residents have dedicated their lives to military service and continue their efforts in retirement, with a host of ongoing efforts for the betterment of Brevard County veterans and the regional military community. 

In addition to significant contributions made by the community's charitable foundation, the 2019 Outstanding Military Service Award cited ongoing service and generosity toward veterans and military-related causes, including participation in and/or donations to veteran related organizations, including the Veterans Transitional Facility, Down the Road Thrift Shop, the Veterans Administration, the Cape Canaveral Ladies, the Cape Canaveral Cemetery, the USO (United Service Organizations), Honor Flight, Patrick Air Force Base, Veterans Treatment Court, Veterans Memorial Center, Wreaths Across America and more. 

The Indian River Colony Club Foundation represents the generous donors of Indian river Colony Club, under the leadership of Foundation Board Chairman and retired U.S. Army Colonel, Jerry Gill and Military Services Organization Committee Chair, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Brian Whalen. For more information about Indian River Colony Club or the Foundation, call 321-255-6000, visit their website at or like their Facebook page.

Vattanac Golf Academy Brings Elite Level of Golf Technology to the Region

Troon continues to grow the game in Asia

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) – Vattanac Golf Resort, the luxury Troon-managed golf course, has opened a world-class golf academy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Set to be one of the best learning and practice facilities across Asia, the academy offers unrivaled level of golf technology, including:

- A floodlit driving range, with all bays powered by Eagle Try technology

- Two world-class classrooms, each equipped with leading technology

- An expansive short game area

- Four VIP rooms with the latest Trackman Range software

- Three golf simulator rooms

- A boutique golf specialist gym

- The largest golf shop in Cambodia

- A PGA-specialized custom club fitting service

Vattanac Golf Resort is the leading 36-hole golf course in Cambodia, designed by Sir Nick Faldo. Since the opening of the property in 2019, the company is consistently pursuing its vision to grow the game of golf in Cambodia and the region, as well as to put Phnom Penh on a bucket list of every golf traveler. To fulfill this vision, Vattanac Group has put a lot of passion and investments into its golf academy’s project. In August 2021, the Vattanac golf academy had its soft opening with a floodlit automated driving range, a restaurant and the largest golf shop in Cambodia.

DJ Flanders, Senior Vice President at Troon International commented, “The completion here at Vattanac of a new academy is an incredibly important milestone in the overall evolution of the resort. This 40,000 sq ft facility will enhance our overall asset and the experience we can offer to our guests. The ownerships priority at Vattanac Golf Resort is to keep growing the quality and output of our business, and to further engage all components that Troon has to offer.”

In March 2022, the latest phase of the academy’s opening brought to Cambodia cutting-edge, previously unseen golf technology, including two world-class schoolrooms. These schoolrooms integrate smart interior design features with the latest visual display tools, cameras, lighting and the best performance-enhancing software – Trackman, in order to provide the best learning experience to the students. Students also enjoy SAM Balance Lab to measure the ground force generated during the golf swing, and V1 Sports for video analysis, all delivered by the country’s only dedicated PGA Teaching Professional David Lamprecht. Another elite software – TrackMan Range - is also a prominent part of the four VIP rooms with private range bays. Here the guests can hold their business meetings, parties, while enjoying golf challenges on TrackMan range. This is something unique to Cambodia and Vattanac Golf Resort is just one of a few select venues in Asia which owns this exciting technology.

Renowned golf photographer Kevin Murray, who recently visited Vattanac Golf Resort, was impressed with the golf course and with the developments, taking place at Vattanac Golf Resort. Kevin shared: “My first trip to Cambodia to shoot the newly designed East and West Courses at Vattanac leaves me searching for the right superlatives of which many could apply. Having shot over 500 courses worldwide Vattanac has to stand out as the most magnificent golfing venue in Asia and possible the rest of the World. The sheer scale of the complex is like nothing I’ve experienced before in the 16 years of shooting golf courses”.

“The academy and driving range is the most evocative display that visitors will ever experience. Automatic ball dispensers in each bay makes pregame practice an easy delight with further VIP bays and lounges fitted with state-of-the-art simulators also available,” Murray added.

The Vattanac golf academy is the ultimate golf venue in Phnom Penh, where everybody who has a passion for golf, can find something suitable for their skill level and ultimately to enjoy the game. Whatever the goal is: to play golf, to practice, to step up their game, using technology, data and holistic teaching methods by PGA Professional; or maybe – to have a party with golf challenges, organise a corporate event or meeting – the academy boasts it all. Over and above, The Vattanac golf academy is currently offering different initiatives to grow the game. To name a few – The Vattanac Ladies Golf Program and The Vattanac Junior Golf Program as well as Stay & Learn package, the focused coaching sessions with Head Teaching Professional for both local guests & international visitors

To learn more about Vattanac Golf Resort, visit

Skyhawks Sports Academy Boosts Golf Programming through Partnership with Payne Stewart Golf Experiences

(SPOKANE, Washington)
– The nation’s leading youth sports camp franchise, Skyhawks Sports Academy powered by Stack Sports, is excited to continue building its impressive sports programming by becoming the Official Youth Sports & Camp Partner of Payne Stewart Golf Experiences.

This five-year partnership establishes Skyhawks Beginning Golf, advancing the Spokane-based brand’s commitment to providing accessible, enjoyable, and positive golf instruction to young kids no matter their proximity to a golf course.

“Payne Stewart Kids Golf Experiences adds significant value to our Skyhawks Golf Camps through their programming and game-based curriculum developed specifically for younger kids,” said Jason Frazier, COO and President of Skyhawks. “The PSGE team has significant PGA experience and hopes to alleviate issues of accessibility, cost, and exclusivity by creating a new pathway for kids learning golf away from the golf course.”  

Skyhawks Beginning Golf is powered by Payne Stewart Golf Experiences, the recommended entry-level golf program for PGA Junior Golf Camps. By improving curriculum and training for coaches, more kids will be able to build their confidence by learning golf both inside and outside.

“They have a well-established recreational sports footprint where we can add our Payne Stewart Kids Golf Experiences program and have an instant impact in getting more kids exposed to the fun side of golf,” said Kelly McCammon, Founder and CEO of the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation. “Younger kids, especially from the age of four and up, have to first get exposed to golf in recreational settings away from the golf course and in local neighborhoods.  Our partnership will bring golf to the kids where they are.”

The unique, games-based play program and modified learning equipment make it easier for kids to hit the ball and experience early success. Putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing, are all taught through games, simple repetitive motions, and learning rhymes that make it easy for young kids to remember and repeat. Specially designed, age-appropriate golf equipment is provided.

This instruction and Skyhawks Beginning Golf programming will soon be implemented in locations throughout the United States. Local camp operators are currently preparing for the summer camp season, which experienced record nationwide participation in 2021.

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Monday, March 28, 2022

DIO Implant Assumes Title Sponsorship of the LPGA Tour's LA Open, April 18-24 at Wilshire Country Club

Seven of the Top-10 in the World Scheduled to Compete in the DIO Implant LA Open; Tickets On-Sale Now at

(LOS ANGELES) – The LPGA Tour and Outlyr announced today that DIO Implant, a Korean-based premier Dental Implant manufacturer with global business in over 70 countries, has assumed title sponsorship of the LA Open on the LPGA Tour, taking place April 18-24 at Wilshire Country Club.

Kicking off the first of back-to-back LPGA Tour events in Los Angeles, the DIO Implant LA Open will feature a field of 144 of the world’s best female professional golfers competing for a share of a $1.5 million purse. Seven of the top-10 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are currently committed to the championship, including World No. 2 Nelly Korda, 2019 champion Minjee Lee (4), Danielle Kang (5), Inbee Park (6), Sei Young Kim (7), Nasa Hataoka (8) and defending champion Brooke Henderson (9).

“We are excited to welcome DIO Implant to the LPGA Tour and its family of title sponsors for the 2022 LPGA Tour season,” said Ricki Lasky, Chief Tour Business and Operations Officer for the LPGA. “Our week at Wilshire Country Club is always a special experience and we are appreciative of the DIO Implant team for their support.”

“It is an honor for DIO Implant to partner with the LPGA Tour, a worldwide global organization that has deep roots in Korea," said Jincheol Kim, Founder & Chairman of DIO Implant. "We look forward to working with the LPGA Tour in hosting a world-class tournament at Wilshire Country Club in April.”

The DIO Implant LA Open will welcome the return of spectators to the championship for the first time since 2019. Tickets are now on-sale for the 2022 DIO Implant LA Open exclusively online at A variety of ticket packages are available, including exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access.

The DIO Implant LA Open made its debut in 2018, marking the LPGA Tour’s return to Los Angeles in more than a decade. Brooke Henderson captured her 10th LPGA Tour win at 16-under par at the 2021 edition of the championship, contested without fans in attendance. The 2020 edition was canceled due to the pandemic. Wilshire Country Club, which opened in 1919, is one of a select few venues to host events on the LPGA, PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, as well as the PGA Championship.

The DIO Implant LA Open is owned and operated by Outlyr, a global event management, sponsorship consulting and activation agency.

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Dundonald Links Retains Dan Shepherd PR for Publicity and Media Relations Program in North America

Luxury Golf Resort Unveils New Standalone Lodges, Clubhouse, Restaurant, and Hotel Rooms; Complementing Acclaimed 18-Hole Course that will Host the LPGA TOUR’s Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open in July

(Ayrshire, Scotland) — Dundonald Links – home to the world-class, Kyle Phillips-designed golf course and burgeoning resort in Western Scotland – today announces that it has retained Dan Shepherd Public Relations (DSPR) to provide publicity and media relations services in North America.

Dundonald Links has entered an exciting new era with the opening of 18 luxury lodges, 22 hotel rooms, a new clubhouse with Michelin-caliber restaurant, whisky tasting room, and more – the latest phase of a £25m investment transforming the esteemed Scottish venue into one of the UK’s most modern new golf resorts.

The collection of brand-new 2-, 4- and 6-bedroom lodges are inspiring guests in this their first full season.  They were custom-designed with golfers in mind, with bag storage and drying areas, en-suite bathrooms, large living spaces, and fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities. Each of the lodge clusters surround a private practice putting green.

Resort owner Darwin Escapes also invested £1m in upgrading the 18-hole championship course, including the addition of a new halfway house.

“The opening of the new lodges, clubhouse and hotel rooms are the perfect complement to an already incredible golf course, and with the project recently completed, it is the start of an exciting new chapter for Dundonald Links,” said Ian Ferguson, Dundonald Links Club Manager. “We are thrilled by the feedback from our first guests in them, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming others, including the world’s best female golfers in late July for the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.”

Said Kevin Paver, Darwin Escapes Golf Marketing Manager: “Our mission is to deliver the very best experience for all that visit our venues. With everything new and first-class at Dundonald Links, we retained Dan Shepherd Public Relations to help us inform North Americans that not only does the resort boast some of the finest golf accommodation facilities in the UK, but it has become the perfect base for golfers and their families to experience everything that this famous part of Scotland has to offer.”

Set amongst the picturesque Ayrshire countryside in Western Scotland, the new clubhouse at Dundonald Links has been created from natural materials and finished with local whinstone and a grass roof.  This not only helps it to blend seamlessly with the rugged landscape and surroundings but also reinforces Dundonald’s long-term commitment to sustainability, conservation, and nature.

The brand-new hotel rooms are situated beside the clubhouse for ease of access to the restaurant and club facilities.  Already a well-respected test for golfers from across the world, Dundonald Links has hosted many major professional golf events since 2008 – including the Ladies’ Scottish Open in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in 2017.

“Dundonald Links is located in a special place on Earth near extraordinarily good and famous courses like Prestwick, Western Gailes, Loch Lomond, and Royal Troon,” said Dan Shepherd. “That it has created a modern resort providing luxury amenities makes it a bucket-list destination for discerning golfers the equal of any in the world.”

For more details and to book a stay at Dundonald Links, visit





Unboxing the Spring/Summer Collection from AHEAD

AHEAD may be best known for great hats, but the company also makes extremely stylish apparel. Check out these polos and the quarter zip ... plus a couple cool hats.

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Rose Zhang Joins Callaway Golf

The #1 Ranked Women’s Amateur in the World Will Make Her Team Callaway Debut This Week

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – Callaway Golf, an unrivaled tech- enabled golf company delivering leading golf equipment, apparel, and entertainment, officially announced that Rose Zhang has joined their Staff on a NIL agreement. She will play Callaway Woods, Irons, a Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Ball, and an Odyssey Putter in competition.

Zhang is the #1 Ranked Women’s Amateur in the World, having won numerous marquee events in the past two years alone. In 2020, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur, the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, the PING Invitational, and Rolex Tournament of Champions, and last year she won the U.S. Girls Junior. Still just 18-years-old, Zhang competes collegiately for Stanford University, and last Fall she won her first three collegiate events, becoming Stanford's first golfer - men or women - to win their first three events in school history.

Zhang has played Callaway equipment during her illustrious amateur career, and she will make her Staff debut this week in Georgia. Callaway continues to be an industry leader throughout women’s golf, including on the LPGA where they are the most played Driver, Iron and Putter Brand. They are also the #1 selling women’s equipment brand, and the official equipment sponsor of Women’s Golf Day, among other initiatives. You can follow Rose on Instagram @rose135z.

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Looking for the Most Versatile Pocket-Sized Rangefinder in the World … the Choice is KLYR by TecTecTec!

(SEATTLE, WA) — TecTecTec, an optical innovation company that engineers rangefinders with industry leading features, unveiled its brand new KLYR pocket-sized rangefinder today.

The pocket-size KLYR by TecTecTec is 30% smaller than the average rangefinder on the market but while it’s extremely light and compact it’s loaded with features like a Belt Clip for quick and easy access, a Magnet to secure it on your Belt Clip or Golf Cart, a Carrying Case with a Magnetic Ball Marker, a convenient sliding ON/OFF Button that controls the Slope Function, and Target Lock Vibration.

The new KLYR by TecTecTec! is offered in three different colors: BLACK, WHITE and HIGH-VIS YELLOW and retails for $199.99.

“We hold several patents and have developed 100+ products for golfers over the past 8 years,” said Steve Henneman, Global Sales Director for TecTecTec. “Our team spans across the oceans which gives us a unique advantage. We absolutely lean on different geographic markets for inspiration and ideation. In my opinion, the new KLYR rangefinder is the most exciting product we’ve ever brought to market.”

For more information on TecTecTec! visit their website

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Scottie Scheffler Wins WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

In just 42 days, Scheffler has gone from zero PGA TOUR wins to three and No. 1 in the OWGR - the shortest amount of days from first win to No. 1 ranking in OWGR history by 210 days.

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – Scottie Scheffler’s remarkable run of golf continued Sunday winning the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play 4 & 3 over Kevin Kisner in the final round, marking his third win on the PGA TOUR in his last five starts. Scheffler not only becomes the youngest player to win the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event, but will also vault to the No. 1 ranking in the World for the first time in his career. Sunday marks Scheffler's third win with his Stealth Plus 8.0° Carbonwood driver and P·7TW irons in the bag.

The Dallas, Texas native added his Stealth 3HL 3-wood to the bag during practice rounds this week and went on to win Group 5 in a playoff over Matt Fitzpatrick after both finished group play with a 2-1-0 record. Scheffler stayed poised in the knockout rounds at Austin Country Club beating Billy Horschel 1 UP in the Round of 16, Seamus Power 3 & 2 in the Quarterfinals and held off a furious rally from Team TaylorMade teammate Dustin Johnson winning 3 & 1 in the Semifinals.

In the final, Scheffler got out to an early lead getting to 3 UP through 6 holes after birdies on 2, 4 and 6, before eventually finishing the match on the 15th green with a par highlighted by a 365 yard drive with his Stealth Plus driver. 


Scheffler began testing his Stealth Plus driver at a preseason driver fitting session in Texas with TaylorMade Tour Representatives. With his current Stealth Plus 8.0°, Scheffler saw average ball speed gains of 3.4 MPH (177.4 MPH with Stealth Plus vs 174.0 with previous gamer) and carry gains of just over 11 yards in testing (305.8 with Stealth Plus vs 294.7 with previous gamer). After being dialed in to the right spec, he was able to continuously hit the desired shot shapes and shot types with the 60X Carbon Twist Face driver.

He hasn’t looked back since putting Stealth Plus in play at the American Express in January and has seen an average increase of 4+ MPH ball speed in tournament competition compared to his 2020-21 season average.

“During our initial driver fitting, we were working on the range into a pretty substantial wind. He was delivering some amazingly consistent golf shots,” TaylorMade Senior Tour Representative Adrian Rietveld said. “Without us being able to test on course, he turns up at his first event of the year with only one driver in his bag, which shows how confident he was with the club and the rest is history. The results are showing up in tournament play, and the stats confirm how much the added speed has helped him.” —Adrian Rietveld, TaylorMade Senior Tour Representative

The latest TaylorMade add to Scheffler’s bag came this week in Austin as he added his Stealth 3HL 3-wood to the bag on Wednesday after weeks of extensive testing. TaylorMade reps worked with Scheffler to identify the Stealth fairway model that would best match the launch characteristics of his previous gamer, which had a loft of 12.5°. In order to match those characteristics, TaylorMade reps build a Stealth 3HL with a finishing loft of 16° and a Ventus 8X shaft cut down an inch shorter.

“The benefits of the 16.5° head are that he can hit it much higher and farther if he wants to but also match previous conditions, which were lower and feature more spin. The 16.5° Stealth head is more of a weapon because of the added distance and height capability he can get when he wants it. That is the benefit of taking a lot of the spin out of the head and being able to use more loft compared to older technology. With today’s technology taking so much spin out of the club, you can use more loft which makes the club so much more playable and versatile.” —Todd Chew, TaylorMade Senior Tour Representative

Scheffler has had the P·7TW irons in the bag since the 2021 American Express, while previously playing TaylorMade’s P·730 irons. After seeing the P·7TWs being played by many of his competitors, Scheffler expressed interest in late 2020 about playing the irons in order to be able to hit more types of shots with the capability the Tiger Woods inspired irons possess. Since putting them in the bag, Scheffler has 12 Top 10s, three PGA TOUR wins and a Ryder Cup. 


- Scheffler signed a multi-year deal March 9 to join Team TaylorMade playing the company’s Stealth Plus driver, Stealth fairway and P·7TW irons

- Sunday’s win by Scheffler marks the fifth win on the PGA TOUR by a player with Stealth Plus driver in the bag and the seventh on all men’s and women’s professional tours in 2022

- Scheffler has won three times in 2022, coming in a five-start span: WM Phoenix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

- Including his three wins, Scheffler has a total of seven Top-10 or better finishes in the 2021-2022 in a total of just 13 starts

- At age 25, Scheffler becomes the sixth player to reach World No. 1 before age 26 joining Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm

- Scheffler is the first American golfer to reach World No. 1 before winning his first major since 1999


- Stealth Plus; 8.0° Driver (Ventus Black 7X)

- Stealth 3HL; 16.5° 3-wood (Ventus Black 8X)

- P·7TW Irons; 5-PW (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)

- TaylorMade Staff Bag

Nexbelt Unveils Its Tribute to the First Major of the Year with its Augusta Braided Series Golf Belt

– Since 1934, Augusta, GA has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments. Amidst the azaleas, towering pines and flowering dogwoods, the first week of April ushers in a stage unique to the sport. Over four days and 72 holes, the smallest field in championship golf competes for a chance to capture the famous Green Jacket and a place in history.

Now you can take a journey down Magnolia Lane and celebrate the greatest week in golf with your very own Augusta Braided Series Belt from Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes”.

Our Braided Series Golf Belts offer all the beauty of a nylon braided belt but none of its deficiencies. Nearly two years of design work have allowed us to be the first to offer a braided ratchet belt! These braided belts offer great comfort because they stretch a tiny bit to allow a little more flexibility on the course.

Cut-to-fit and will accommodate up to 50" waist

Green, Yellow and White nylon material

Buckle size 1 5/8" x 2 5/16"

Strap is 1 3/8" high

Nexbelt logo medallion on leather tip

Available online at:

With over 40 players now wearing Nexbelt on the Professional Golf Tours, it’s considered “The Fastest Growing Belt in Golf”. Its team of PGA TOUR Staff Professionals for 2022 includes Jim Furyk, Kevin Na, Marc Leishman and many others.

Nexbelt is known for its innovative technology and providing golfers with the maximum comfort and minimal adjusting. The unique ratcheting system called PreciseFitTM allows the wearer to adjust the belt in ¼ inch increments, providing the golfer with the best fit, feel, and fashion available.

Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering its customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

TecTecTec! Seeking Experienced Sales Reps in Key Geographic Markets

– In anticipation of the upcoming launch of its new pocket-size KLYR Laser Rangefinder, TecTecTec! announced today that they are seeking experienced golf sales reps in key geographic areas of the country. 

Regions that TecTecTec is looking to fill at this time are California, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

This is an outstanding sales opportunity for an individual with the right contacts in the golf industry. TecTecTec! is already recognized as one of the top selling laser rangefinders in the U.S. and its new KLYR Laser Rangefinder while extremely compact, at 30% smaller than the average rangefinder, includes features like a Belt Clip, Magnet, Slope and Target Lock Vibration and is expected to be its #1 selling model in 2022.

Experienced golf sales reps with contacts at green grass pro shops and golf retailers in these areas are encouraged to contact TecTecTec! Global Sales Director, Steve Henneman at

For more information on TecTecTec! visit their website

Friday, March 25, 2022

Sacks Parente Golf Opening Golf Shaft Manufacturing & Design Facility in St. Joseph, Missouri

– Sacks Parente Golf Company (SPG), creators of exceptional putting instruments, announces that they are opening a golf shaft manufacturing and design facility into their operations.  This new facility will be opened in St. Joseph, Missouri.

The primary focus of this facility will be to manufacture SPG proprietary carbon fiber golf shafts for their patented Ultra-Low Balance Putter (ULBP) Technology putting instruments.  “Incorporating shaft manufacturing right here in the United States allows us to greatly control our ability to innovate, design, manufacture, and quickly deliver our putting instruments to a growing audience,“ said Tim Triplett, CEO of Sacks Parente Golf.

Sacks Parente shafts have been engineered from the ground up to meet specifications never before contemplated in a putter shaft. Weighing in at approximately 1 gram per inch, the Sacks Parente shaft is the high-performance engine that powers ULBP. The company has engineered carbon fiber composite shafts that are ultra-lightweight, extremely durable, and provide the golfer with a unique dexterity unlike any other on the market.  Achieving this level of performance, at less than 1/3 the weight of a typical steel shaft, is an engineering marvel that translates to putting instruments that naturally improve the putting stroke and performance.

Sacks Parente holds numerous patents and patents pending on their game-changing putter technologies.  “We will continue to lead the field in putter technology and performance while continuing to grow to our portfolio of patented products.  The addition of a golf shaft manufacturing facility will allow us to accelerate this development and growth,“ added Tim Triplett.

Majestic Oaks Golf Course Opens March 25 with Programs for All Ages

– As spring approaches, golfers are eager to get back on the course and enjoy one of their favorite outdoor activities. Majestic Oaks Golf Course at Lake Lawn Resort on beautiful Delavan Lake, just minutes away from Lake Geneva, Wis. has announced March 25 as its opening day for the 2022 golf season, weather permitting. 

In 2022, golf enthusiasts, families, couples, and locals can anticipate a full season of fun, as well as special packages including:

Stay and Play Package: One of the most popular among families and couples, as it includes a one-night stay, one round of golf per adult, and a 10% discount on all services at Calladora Spa. Additionally, the Majestic Oaks Experience Package is perfect for golf lovers, and includes a two-night stay at Lake Lawn Resort, three rounds of golf per adult, a $50 resort credit per adult, and a 10% discount on services at Calladora Spa.

Early Season Offers: If golfers purchase a Majestic Oaks Experience (punch) Card by March 31, they’ll receive a complimentary round of golf for two with a cart that can be redeemed through May 21, 2022 – the perfect excuse for golfers to refine their game early in the season.

Family Nights: Majestic Oaks Family Golf Nights are the ideal opportunity for families to get back outdoors, stay active, and spend quality time together while having a night full of affordable fun. At $15 per person, family golf night includes golf, shared carts for the family, and one snack item and fountain beverage per junior player. Each family requires at least one junior player in the group (age 14 or younger).

Monday Night Leagues: Every Monday at 5pm, golfers head to the course for a shotgun start to kick-off a 9-hole round of golf. For $25 per week, golfers receive a golf cart for play, as well as a drink ticket. The 14-week season also includes a Midsummer Golf Outing on July 11 - deemed the Red-White-Blue 2 Person Scramble – and closes with Playoffs in September. Monday night leagues take place:

May: 9, 16, 23

June: 6, 13, 20, 27

July: 18 and 25

August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

September Playoffs: 12, 19, 26

Ladies Wine & Nine Nights: Featuring wine and 9-holes of golf, Majestic Oak’s Ladies Nights take place on alternating Wednesdays, and costs $25 per week, which includes a golf cart for play as well as a glass of wine. Ladies Wine & Nine Nights for 2022 are:

May: 11 and 25

June: 8 and 22

July: 6 and 20

August: 3, 17, 31

September: 14 and 28

Couples Nights: A great way for couples to enjoy a 9-hole round of golf on alternating Wednesdays throughout the summer. For $25 per week, per person, which includes green fee, cart rental and a drink. Couples Nights for 2022 are:

May: 4 and 18

June: 1,15, 29

July: 13 and 27

August: 10 and 24

September 21

Majestic Oaks hosts signature events every season, and 2022 is no exception. The course is hosting three premier events for golf lovers to participate in:

Saturday, May 14: The 1st Annual Salt the Rim (a Cinco de Mayo themed Par-Tee!) begins with a shotgun start at 1:30p.m. At $189 per 2-person teams, the event includes street tacos, tamales, and quesadilla food stations during play, as well as margaritas and Corona Family of Beers (available in tasting size).

Sunday, August 7: The Member Guest Tournament kicks-off with a 1p.m. shotgun start. Priced at $215 per 2-person team, the event includes a post-tournament New Orleans Riverboat Themed dinner cruise on the Lake Lawn Queen, which will feature an upscale creole dinner from Lake Lawn’s Chef Billings.

Saturday, October 1: The 4th Annual Craft Brew Open, an Oktoberfest themed event, beings at 11a.m. with a shotgun start. For $189 per 2-person team, golfers will enjoy Bavarian-style brats from Lake Geneva Country Meats, as well as hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and pulled pork from Majestic Oaks Golf Course. The event also includes six different beer companies which are strategically placed around the golf course for tastings.

Seasonal Rates: Majestic Oaks welcomes golfers of all skill levels to swing into the golf season early, as weekday rates in April start as low as $35 for 18-holes of golf and weekend rates as low as $45. Rates fluctuate throughout the season, so golfers should be sure to check the 2022 rates page regularly and book tee-times early.

Wednesday Senior Special: Majestic Oaks is happy to accommodate golfers aged 60 and older to play on Wednesdays from opening until noon, for only $50 (plus tax). This special includes 18-holes of golf with a cart, one grilled menu item, chips, and choice of one draft beer or soda at the Clubhouse Sports Bar & Grill.

Majestic Oaks is also pleased to share that golfers will have the option to rent brand-new Yamaha EFI Gas Golf Carts in the second half of the 2022 season. This fleet of carts boasts the lowest decibel output of any gas car and feature the industry’s first-ever Independent Rear Suspension golf car. These car qualities ensure that players experience a luxurious, quiet ride while on the course.

Spring activities, rates, and packages may change and are subject to applicable taxes and fees. For more information or to book a tee-time, golfers can call 262-728-7950, or visit