Thursday, March 30, 2023

Popular Classic Golf Bag Collection Adds More Models

(Missoula, Montana) – Sun Mountain is introducing several new golf bags in its Mid-Stripe Collection following the unprecedented popularity of its Mid-Stripe Stand Bag. New models include the Mid-Stripe 14-Way Stand Bag, Mid-Stripe Ace Stand Bag, Mid-Stripe 4-Way Cart Bag, and Mid-Stripe 14-Way Cart Bag. The Mid-Stripe Collection offers the classic looks of a vinyl golf bag paired with modern conveniences like a bag top with a built-in handle and graphite shaft protection, and velour-lined valuable pockets. Mid-Stripe golf bags and matching accessories come in a variety of unique color combinations each with the distinctive Mid-Stripe design. Retail prices for the Mid-Stripe golf bags range from $339.99 - $389.99.For the retailer nearest you, visit or call 800-227-9224.

Mid-Stripe 4-Way Stand Bag offers a 9” top with four, full-length club dividers, seven pockets including a full-length apparel pocket, two velour-lined valuables pockets, and a beverage pouch. Mid-Stripe Stand Bag is available with a single or dual shoulder strap offering quick-release buckles.

Mid-Stripe 14-Way Stand Bag has the same features as the Mid-Stripe 4-Way Stand bag but with a 14-way top and Sun Mountain’s patented E-Z Lite Dual Strap System.

Mid-Stripe Ace Stand Bag has an 8", 4-way top compared to the 9" top on the Mid-Stripe 4-Way Stand Bag and comes standard with a single shoulder strap. The pocket configuration of the Mid-Stripe Ace Stand Bag is the same as the Mid-Stripe Stand Bag.

Mid-Stripe 4-Way Cart Bag and Mid-Stripe 14-Way Cart Bag have the same look and feel as the other bags in the Mid-Stripe Collection along with cart-friendly features including eight, forward-facing pockets so always accessible when the bag is on the cart. Mid-Stripe cart bags also offer a deep accessory pocket with a quick-access magnetic opening that’s perfect for a rangefinder. Mid-Stripe cart bags work optimally on riding golf carts and the bottom of the Mid-Stripe cart bag is molded to fit over the lower bag rest of Sun Mountain golf push carts to hold the bag securely in place.

Mid-Stripe golf bags come with matching Mid-Stripe wooden tees and a chrome plate that can be customized with your initials. Additional matching items in the Mid-Stripe Collection include the Mid-Stripe Boston Bag weekend bag, alignment stick covers, golf towel, and the new headcovers, which are available in 1,3,5, X and H.

For 40 years Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. Sun Mountain's many innovations, including the first lightweight golf bag and modern stand bag, have made it the top golf bag company in North America. Within golf outerwear, Sun Mountain redefined golf-specific performance first with the windshirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof and breathable rainwear. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart transformed walking carts and created an entirely new category of golf products. Sun Mountain's "Ahead of Time Design" motto drives the company to continually design and refine golf equipment. For the Sun Mountain retailer nearest you call 800-227-9224 or visit

Check out the Limited-Edition Azaleas from TRUE Linkswear!

Just in time for the Masters, TRUE Linkswear has introduced the Azalea colorway to its Lux Hybrid line. The green saddle gives it a classic look, but TRUE provides the modern comfort. 

These are going fast ... when they're gone, they're gone. There are five other colorways from which to choose if you're too late, however.

The Indoor Golf Shop Celebrates Masters Week With Incredible Prizes and Special Discounts

Online Shoppers Will Have a Chance to Win a Full Swing KIT Launch Monitor and Buy Indoor/Outdoor Equipment at Discounted Prices

(CELINA, Texas) — The Indoor Golf Shop, home to the largest selection of residential and commercial indoor golf equipment online, celebrates Masters Week and the 2023 Season Opener with an exciting week filled with giveaways and special discounts on some of their most popular items. Visitors to the online store,, can register to win a Full Swing KIT launch monitor, a portable device that tracks 16 points of club and ball data with its patented radar technology, valued at $4,999. In addition to this grand prize, other items like apparel, golf accessories, hitting mats, and golf ball packs will be awarded to the company’s email subscribers, social media followers, and other customers throughout the week’s festivities.

Shoppers will also have a chance to take advantage of special pricing on certain items that are perfect for golf practice and indoor/outdoor training. The promotions will begin Sunday, April 2 and run through Sunday, April 9. The following list of products will be part of the special week of promotions:

$200 Off – “Tap In” SIGPRO Putting Green: As part of the new collection of high-end, and true-roll SIGPRO Putting Greens designed for indoor and outdoor use, the “Tap In” is an oval shaped green with two putting cups that measures 11-feet 9-inches in length and 3-feet 11-inches in width. The Tap In comes as a pack of 12 interlocking, high-impact polymer plastic tiles to assemble, along with premium putting turf and is priced at $999.99 after the discount.

$150 Off – SIGPRO Golf Net: Engineered for easy assembly in minutes with a snap-button frame system, the SIGPRO Golf Net expands to a height of 7 feet, a width of 8 1/2 feet, and with the two-side barrier protective nets, a depth of 9 feet. Finished with a high-quality powder coating, the SIGPRO Golf Net is suited for long-lasting use both indoors and outdoors, and is priced at $549.99 after the discount.

12% Off – SIGPRO Premium Impact Screen: Rated as the “Best Golf Simulator Screen” by MyGolfSpy, the SIGPRO Premium Screen is constructed of a unique three-layer design that outperforms all other golf simulator screens with superior image quality, overall durability and longevity, reduced noise at impact, and minimal bounce-back and sag. The screen is available in a variety of size and aspect ratio combinations.

12% Off – SIGPRO Softy Hitting Mat: A golf mat that truly has it all, the SIGPRO Softy features a proprietary blend of tee line turf that allows a golfer to use a real tee and also gives the realistic feel of turf/ground impact with iron and wedge shots. The SIGPRO Softy, measuring 4-feet wide by 10-feet long, is offered at this discounted price of $968.

12% Off – SIGPRO Softy Hitting Strip: As part of the aforementioned hitting mat, the SIGPRO Softy Hitting Strip is a replaceable insert that is the game’s most realistic and forgiving synthetic turf for golfers wanting better feel and feedback without soreness and joint pain. This insert can be used in the SIGPRO Softy Hitting Mats as well as for do-it-yourself types who have built their own golf simulator studio and subfloor. The discounted price of this Hitting Strip is $176.

10% Off – Flightscope Mevo+ 2023 Launch Monitor: The popular doppler radar-based and portable Mevo+2023 launch monitor features upgrades from the prior version like 20 data parameters, larger and more stable kickstand, longer battery life, and unique and affordable software options like Pro Package and Face Impact Location. Special pricing for this item will start April 1 and end April 17, at the low price of $1,980. 

25% Off – Flightscope Mevo Launch Monitor: Using 3D doppler radar technology, the Mevo includes 8 data parameters, a customizable phone and tablet app for video clipping and storage, data overlay and real-time performance tracking. The discounted Mevo can be purchased for $374 during the special promotional period of April 1-17.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Gary McCord, Peter Kostis to Headline Nemacolin’s Golf Academy Season Kick-off Party

(Farmington, PA)
– Nemacolin, Pennsylvania’s premier luxury golf resort destination, rings in the 2023 golf season this weekend with a Season Kick-off Party at The Nemacolin Golf Academy, Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With droves of anxious golfers soon returning to the resort’s acclaimed Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock Courses, the resort’s golf staff is helping them prepare for the season with chances to try the latest equipment from Titleist, Callaway, and Mizuno. A Travis Mathew trunk show will also take place, showcasing the latest fashion-forward golf styles, while fun contests will give attendees the chance win a new driver, putter, or wedge. 

Two legends in golf broadcasting, Peter Kostis and Gary McCord, will also be appearing at the event to regale attendees with epic stories and even help them with their golf games.

Hosts of the golfing world’s fastest-growing new video podcast, Kostis & McCord - Off Their Rockers, the duo spent three decades on the CBS Sports broadcast team, covering hundreds of marquee PGA Tour events. They have been the eyes, ears, and voice of professional golf, and now they’re sharing their best stories and insights from a lifetime in the game. Kostis is one of golf’s most respected and awarded teaching professionals while the hilariously off-kilter McCord played in more than 400 PGA Tour events and won twice on the PGA Tour Champions.

“Nemacolin members, guests, and VIPs are going to get a peek inside our process and repartee. Gary and I can’t wait to meet everyone and share some laughs and perspective on the game we all love. With this podcast, we can finally share all the untold feuds, fights, laughs, and secrets that we had to keep quiet for all those years. Those previously off-limit stories are fair game now,” said Kostis. “We've pretty much seen it all in our decades of playing, teaching, calling the action, and now we're ready to bring fans inside the ropes and behind the scenes with no holds barred.”

Kostis and McCord will spend the day with Nemacolin’s members of The Woodlands Club and Season Kick-Off Party attendees in The Nemacolin Golf Academy, doling out swing tips, legendary stories, and recording an episode of Kostis & McCord - Off Their Rockers live from the event. Then, later that night, Kostis and McCord will join the group for an intimate after-dinner conversation where they’ll let loose with their unique brand of storytelling and invite questions from the crowd.

This is a can’t-miss golf event and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend time with golf’s ultimate insiders-turned-outsiders. The Kostis & McCord - Off Their Rockers podcast has already yielded some scintillating conversations that have gone viral in the golf media. Who knows which of their stories will make headlines next?

“Coming off one of the greatest golf seasons for Mystic Rock, Shepherd’s Rock, and The Nemacolin Golf Academy, we’re excited for what’s in store for 2023, and this event is a fun opportunity to get golfers primed for the season in our state-of-the-art teaching and practice space,” says Director of Golf Operation Chris Anderson. “The chance to hang out with Gary McCord and Peter Kostis will really elevate this event for our attendees and is sure to bring a ton of laughs and inspiration to take into the golf season.

This is event is also an opportunity to introduce guests to The Woodlands Club membership at Nemacolin, which takes uncompromised advantage of the award-winning 2,200-acre, four-season resort’s unparalleled recreational, dining, adventure, and leisure amenities plus around-the-clock concierge service, and access to private aviation. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and home to Mystic Rock and Shepherd's Rock, two imaginative Pete Dye golf courses, Nemacolin showcases the Laurel Highlands’ vast, rugged topography, lush terrain, and majestic sweeping vistas along with grand hotels and a thrilling cornucopia of lifestyle amenities and activities.

Learn more about this event and The Woodlands Club membership at

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RADMOR Drops ‘New Beginnings Collection’ for Spring 2023

New Colors, Styles, Patterns and Materials Showcase Unwavering Commitment to Sustainability

(SEATTLE) – RADMOR, the golf lifestyle brand crafting on and off-course apparel from meticulously-curated, all-natural and recycled materials, has dropped its spring 2023 line, the “New Beginnings Collection,” featuring new colors, styles, patterns and materials with the same unwavering commitment to sustainability in golf fashion.

New Beginnings, available in men’s and women’s capsules, leans hard into the new golf season with vibrant color pops of True Blue, Wisteria, Glacier and Cloudy Blue. The men’s line is highlighted by a host of new polos, including the Taylor Recycled Floral Drip and Crosby Reverb Ultralight, Vincent and Five-O Knit Performance Shorts (hey, it’s spring, after all). Colton ¼ Zips, Higgins Hoodies and Perkins Crew Sweatshirts in an array of new colors and patterns are standing by for those crisp mornings and late afternoons.

RADMOR continues to expand its offerings for women, and the 2023 New Beginnings Collection features the new Hannah Pleated and Yesler Skorts, Michele Block Stretch Polo, Olivia GEORAD Long Sleeve and Sleeveless shirts, Olivia Cap Strip Long Sleeve, Mila Deep V Sleeveless Shirt and the Lauren Cap Stripe Polo. Also new for 2023 are a host of RADMOR accessories like the Dead Center RadCap Trucker Hat in show white and true blue, and two-packs of RADSOCKS made from cellulose, recycled nylon and elastane.

“We’re a Pacific Northwest-based brand at heart but we can’t help but feel like our plight is a global one – make really fashionable golf clothing with an unwavering commitment to sustainability,” says RADMOR Co-Founder Scott Morrison, who along with partner Bob Conrad played golf at the University of Washington.

RADMOR’s sustainably-sourced golf clothing forgoes virgin polyester in favor of natural cellulose fibers like Peruvian Pima cotton, elastane yarns, and super-soft Tencel and recycled REPREVE to create the most environmentally minded golf apparel in the industry. Fabrics in 2023’s collections include RADMOR’s flagship 96% ELS Cotton 4% Elastane blend, its ultra-light 100% Pima, an organic Pima with recycled polyester/stretch blend, and an all-new certified recycled REPREVE blend designed for fans of synthetic fabrics.   

For more information about RADMOR and the full men’s and women’s New Beginnings Collections, visit

Myrtle Beach Named Official “Buddies Trip” Destination of Barstool Classic

– Myrtle Beach, golf’s most popular destination, has been named the official “Buddies Trip” of the Barstool Classic, the game’s leading tournament series. 

The Barstool Classic began its 25-event schedule at True Blue Golf Club on March 6. The one-day tournaments are being played in 18 states and Toronto, Canada with courses such as The Greenbrier, TPC Boston and Grand Traverse Resort joining True Blue as high-profile hosts in 2023. 

As the official “Buddies Trip” of the Barstool Classic,, the Grand Strand’s leading golf trip planning resource, will have activation opportunities at every event. The winner of the closest to pin contest at each tournament will also receive free entry into 40th Annual World Amateur Handicap Championship, a 72-hole, net stroke play event that annually attracts more than 3,200 people from across the globe to Myrtle Beach. 

Additionally, one lucky “Stoolie” will win a free trip to Myrtle Beach that includes: 

– Two nights, three rounds for four golfers

– Two Double Occupancy Rooms 

– Three rounds of golf on a Golf Tourism Solutions member course

– Visit to learn more and enter.

The Myrtle Beach golf community’s partnership with the Barstool Classic extends a relationship that began in 2022 when the Fore Play podcast team brought its ever-popular travel series to the area, spotlighting Pine Lakes Country Club, Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, TPC Myrtle Beach and True Blue. The YouTube series included four videos that have all generated in excess of 125,000 views. 

Barstool’s team - Trent, Riggs, Frankie and Dan - have enjoyed a meteoric rise based on the popularity of its Fore Play podcast, an engaging, irreverent look at the game through the eyes of regular golfers. Many of golf’s biggest names have appeared on Fore Play, reaching a younger, yet no less passionate, audience.

For more information on everything the Myrtle Beach golf scene has to offer, visit

Edison Golf Company Introduces EDISON 2.0 Wedges

Designed for forgiveness without sacrificing shot making.

(ROCKPORT, TX) — Edison Golf, a company dedicated to revolutionizing wedge performance, introduces the new EDISON 2.0 wedges for 2023, the 2nd generation of innovative wedges specifically designed for forgiveness, distance control and versatile turf interaction, without sacrificing shot making precision. EDISON 2.0 wedges are now available for pre-order, with order fulfillment to begin by mid-April.

The new EDISON 2.0 wedges represent a quantum leap in wedge design, as they are the only wedges on the market specifically designed around a multi-year study of the way recreational golfers hit their wedges, as opposed to being designed only for the extraordinary skills of elite tour players.

“For over 40 years, I have been puzzled as to why golfers are forced to suffer from the inefficiencies of ‘tour design’ wedges,” explained Terry Koehler, Chairman and Director of Innovation at Edison Golf. “Robotic testing consistently proves even the newest iterations of these traditional wedge designs are less forgiving than even a tour blade short iron. Our research reveals that less than 10% of golfers consider their wedge play a strength of their games . . . and the wedges they play are a big reason why.”

Koehler shares that his extensive study of the impact pattern on thousands of recreational golfers’ wedges reveals that even the most skilled golfers routinely make contact higher in the face and over a larger area than do the elite tour professionals. He explains this is why rank-and-file amateurs cannot get consistent performance from their wedges, and why you even see tour professionals frequently come up way short with their wedge shots.

“Distance inconsistency is built into every other wedge on the market,” explained Koehler. “The physics of the golf club doesn’t know who you are, only where impact is made. And a high-face or toe impact is going to lose up to 15-18% impact efficiency, regardless of your pedigree.”

Introduced in 2020, the original Edison Forged wedges significantly improved wedge performance by dramatically changing the way mass was distributed across the back of the clubhead. In the EDISON 2.0 line of wedges, an additional 14-17 grams have been positioned even higher in the clubhead, achieved by creation of a multi-level back design that optimizes smash factor across the face. This repositioning also creates a fresh and distinctive visual appeal to the product. 

“I’ve been pursuing dramatic changes in wedge design for over thirty years. While it’s flattering to see all the major brand wedges finally beginning to position a tiny bit more mass higher in their wedge clubheads, none are anywhere close to the EDISON 2.0. In fact, none of today’s wedges are even to the point where my Reid Lockhart® wedges were in the 1990s,” said Koehler. “A caliper measurement of the face thicknesses of any major brand wedge to my historic wedge designs proves that I have led this design concept for decades. The EDISON 2.0 wedges are generations ahead of everyone else.”

In addition to enhanced weighting technologies, the EDISON 2.0 wedges feature an improved version of the renowned and proven “Koehler Sole.” Patented over 30 years ago, this unique sole design combines both a high and low bounce into each wedge and has been proven by thousands of golfers to deliver an unmatched level of sole versatility to handle different lies and different swing paths.

“I’ve always believed the notion of ‘bounce fitting’ to be absurd because the texture of the turf, the array of possible lies your ball can find and every golfer’s divot pattern are all variable,” explains Koehler. “How anyone can claim to fit things that are constantly changing is mind-boggling to me.”

In addition to the high-performance advanced weighting and the Koehler Sole, the EDISON 2.0 wedges feature the company’s new ‘pearl chrome’ finish for an upscale and contemporary appearance. The pearl chrome combines with glass bead texturing for a soft surface finish and a warmer color than traditional chrome plating to reduce glare from the face at address. The pearl chrome finish is also “slicker” to help channel away moisture from the face when playing in wet conditions.

The rear of the EDISON 2.0 topline features an engraved graphic, “5X FORGED” to acknowledge Edison’s five-step forging process, which produces the most precise raw forgings possible and delivers the unmatched feel of a quality forged golf club head. It should be noted that wedges from nearly all major brands feature clubheads that are cast, not forged, which are much cheaper to make but are inferior in feel to a true forging.

With the introduction of the EDISON 2.0 product line, Edison’s online buying experience has been enhanced and streamlined for ease of use and improved customer engagement. With a few simple and easy clicks, the buyer can assemble the lofts in his/her set of wedges, select the preferred shaft and grip and request any custom alterations to Edison standards. This “Build Yours Now” interface coordinates with Edison’s enhanced and improved WedgeFit Scoring Range Analysis experience.

Koehler, who also writes a popular weekly blog as The Wedge Guy on, has spent more than 40 years designing golf clubs. His work in wedges dates to 1990 with his patented sole design, which incorporated two distinct bounce angles in the sole of each wedge to deliver versatility for any lie and swing path. Shortly thereafter, he pioneered raising the CG (center of mass) of wedges with Reid Lockhart, and his EIDOLON wedges of the early 2000s were the first to introduce CNC-milled grooves in mainstream wedges. Koehler’s wedge design breakthroughs were further advanced with his progressive weighting technology in the SCOR wedges of 2011-2014 and the Ben Hogan TK wedges of 2015-2017.

The technologies found only in the EDISON 2.0 wedges further separate and distance Koehler’s work from all other wedge brands.

All EDISON 2.0 wedges are backed by a 30-Day Risk Free Trial. The company will build you an EDISON 2.0 wedge and let you put it to the test on your course, hitting the variety of shots you face every round. If for any reason it's not the best wedge you've ever played, Edison Golf will buy it back.

EDISON 2.0 wedges are engineered to odd-number lofts from 45 to 59 degrees and are custom built for each golfer from a wide selection of premium shafts and grips. Requests for even number lofts are met by tweaking the lower number clubhead. Pricing is $199.95 for steel shaft wedges and $214.95 for graphite shafts. Shipping is free, and discounts are applied on orders for full sets of two or more. A broad selection of up-charge options for shafts and grips is also available during the shopping experience via the company’s website at

Monday, March 27, 2023

Take Your Top Off!!! Draft Top

I was so surprised that Draft Top worked (see my reaction for yourself) that I decided to post the original video to my personal channel. 

You can't taste what you can't smell, so get the total drinking experience by taking the top right off your beer can. The Draft Top takes the top off and leaves a silky smooth surface from which to drink. It's amazing!

Learn more at


Friday, March 24, 2023

Arcis Golf Clubs Voted Among ‘Best in Region’ in 2023 CAGGY Awards

Three Properties Recognized by Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine

(DALLAS) — A trio of Arcis Golf properties in the Denver-area has been recognized by readers and editors of Colorado AvidGolfer in their annual CAGGY Awards. 

Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, a public facility, and two private clubs in Parker, The Club at Pradera and The Pinery Country Club, were honored, based on online voting by more than 5,000 of the publication’s readers.

One of the most photographed and popular daily fee courses in Colorado, Arrowhead Golf Club has been literally 300 million years in the making. It is noted for its scenic natural beauty, elevation changes, abundant wildlife, ancient red sandstone rocks towering majestically above the fairways, and strategic Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design.

Between Arcis Golf’s Colorado two private clubs are two world-class golf courses, two remarkable restaurants, breathtaking patio dining, award-winning indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, and a host of fine lifestyle amenities.

“To be recognized by the readers of Colorado AvidGolfer is a testament to our talented team members,” said Blake S. Walker, founder and CEO of Arcis Golf. “The voters and editors visit facilities throughout Colorado and recognize quality when they experience it first-hand. We are grateful for the recognition of these properties, their first-class amenities, and personnel.” 

Arrowhead Golf Club was honored in five categories:

• Best Wedding or Party Venue (first place). The Club’s 3,200-square-foot Event Pavilion provides a picturesque backdrop for weddings and special occasions for as many as 200 people.

• Best Après-Golf Experience (second place). With a diverse menu and upscale but casual ambiance, the Club’s On the Rocks Bar & Grill has long been a local favorite.

• Best Denver Region Course (third place). The acclaimed par-70 championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is one of America’s most photographed courses due to its breathtaking setting. 

• Best Place to Hold a Tournament (third place). The Club prides itself on delivering flawlessly executed golf tournaments and outings that exceed expectations at every turn.

• Best Value (third place). The overall experience and price point make this one of the best values in the marketplace.

Honored jointly with the 2023 CAGGY awards were The Club at Pradera, a spectacular 7,200-yard layout that blends harmoniously with pristine natural surroundings in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, and The Pinery Country Club, which offers 27 holes of golf with panoramic vistas.

These private clubs offer an extensive year-round schedule of member dining and social events, and numerous other activities and amenities to spend quality time with family and friends in a spectacularly beautiful natural setting to help rejuvenate, relax, and enhance well-being. 

Both were noted as “best values” and their director of instruction, Jason Witczak, was a top four selection for “Best Instructor for Juniors” and “Best Instructor for Men.”

The CAGGY awards can be viewed in the Spring edition of the magazine, as well as online at 2023CAGGYS.

An industry leader in providing inventive direction and unrivaled lifestyle amenities that complement exceptional playing experiences, Arcis Golf focuses its resources on creating extraordinary experiences and forging emotional connections with members and guests.

In the past four years, nearly $100 million has been invested across its portfolio in property upgrades, new amenities, personnel, training, and systems to maximize growth and future success. The company has received numerous honors, including a National Golf Foundation “2023 Top 100 Businesses in Golf.” To learn more about Arcis Golf, visit

True Blue Golf Club, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club Set To Host Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate

– True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, two of America’s top 100 resort courses, are poised to host 36 teams from across the nation for the Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate. 

The 54-hole event will be played March 27-29 with 18 men’s and 18 women’s teams competing on the highly acclaimed Mike Strantz designs. The women will play Caledonia all  three days while the men will tee it up at True Blue, with everyone hoping to build momentum as team’s look toward postseason play.

“We can’t wait to welcome teams for the Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate,” said Bart Romano, director of golf operations for True Blue and Caledonia. “We will have 36 teams from 15 states playing Caledonia and True Blue while enjoying the best the area has to offer on and off the course. Both layouts are in pristine condition and will provide an enjoyable test for the game’s next generation of stars.”

The men’s field will feature Valparaiso, University of Connecticut, High Point, Ohio, Evansville, Southern Illinois, Jacksonville State, Wichita State, Marshall, Central Arkansas, Xavier, Austin Peay, Winthrop, Troy, Delaware, Northern Colorado, Loyola-Chicago and Western Illinois. 

The women’s field will include North Dakota State, Marshall, Akron, Gardner-Webb, Evansville, Winthrop, Morehead State, James Madison, Coastal Carolina, St. Thomas, Florida Gulf Coast, UNC Greensboro, East Carolina, UNC Asheville, Western Illinois, Ohio, Illinois-Chicago and Northern Colorado. 

Caledonia and True Blue are two of the Myrtle Beach area’s most acclaimed courses. Strantz’ first solo design, Caledonia is a consensus top 100 course. The layout is equal parts art and architecture, rewarding precision as much as raw power. 

Conversely, True Blue is a big course in every sense of the word. Players will enjoy the opportunities provided by some of the area’s widest fairways, but that doesn’t mean tee shots will be without challenge. 

True Blue’s greens are equally large in scale and it is incumbent on golfers to find the proper spots off the tee if they hope to attack pins on a layout that rewards a creative approach to the game. 

The Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate is one of three college events the Caledonia and True Blue will host this year. 

For more information or to book a tee time, visit or

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Champion Hills Announces 2023 Membership Plans

Year-Round Golf Community, Club in Western N.C. Meets Evolving, Growing Market with Creative Options

(HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.) – Champion Hills, home of Tom Fazio’s seminal “Mountain Masterpiece,” is smoothly swinging into 2023 with various membership offerings to meet the demographic and geographic shifts of the past three years that have created unprecedented demand for private golf memberships.

The continued popularity of remote work and the resulting freedom to move from densely populated urban areas in cold climates to Sun Belt states has led to a surge in relocations to the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Western N.C. That, coupled with the increase in first-time members joining private clubs in the Southeast, has led to record membership sales at Champion Hills.

As a year-round golf community and club, Champion Hills’ members enjoy golf, tennis, hiking and other outdoor activities during all four seasons. Its enviable location in bucolic Henderson County is just 45 minutes south of the craft beer capital and cultural center of Asheville and an hour north of award-winning Greenville, S.C. Downtown Hendersonville, a charming main street town with shops and restaurants, is only a few minutes away.

“Champion Hills’ memberships meet the needs of a wide range of age groups and lifestyles, and our location amid the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, pristine lakes and vibrant towns of this region makes us a top choice for those looking for a mild four-season climate with a comparatively low cost of living,” says General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Alan Deck, CCM, PGA. “We’re conveniently situated midway between the Northeast and Florida and just a few hours’ drive from the burgeoning Atlanta and Charlotte metro areas.”

Membership Plans

-Champion Hills’ Equity 55 is a full golf membership designed for those age 55 and under searching for a club to call home. The initiation fee is divided into four equal payments over four years, dues and replacement reserve fund contributions are reduced by 50% and the club’s annual food and beverage minimum is prorated for new members.

-The club’s newly enhanced National Membership is for those who don’t own property in Henderson County but want to enjoy all the privileges, social activities and friendly competition that come with belonging to a premier private golf club. The initiation fee and monthly dues include 30 rounds of golf before incurring a guest fee.

-The Annual Explorer is a 12-month trial membership showcasing the complete Champion Hills experience. The Initiation fee can be applied to any membership at the end of the year, and monthly dues / replacement reserve fees are required in year one. It’s ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in club life before selecting their long-term membership plan.

-Champion Hills’ flagship offering is the Full Equity Golf Membership, which, in addition to full access to all club activities and amenities, includes both vertical family and Troon Privé benefits. One of the most valuable benefits a club can offer, vertical family membership enables members’ parents, children and grandchildren to experience all aspects of the club, regardless of age.

Member-owned and managed by Troon, Champion Hills’ Full Equity Golf members enjoy entry to 100+ Troon Privé golf courses, preferred rates at more than 150 Troon Golf resort and daily fee locations, access to amenities at participating private clubs and preferred benefits at participating Cliff Drysdale Tennis clubs and resorts.

The Community

Champion Hills boasts a broad array of residential options – luxury homes, low-maintenance cottages, lock-and-leave villas and a limited number of building lots – suiting a wide variety of buyers. With the U.S. housing supply approaching a two-decade low, and Western N.C. following suit, we encourage prospective member-buyers to continually visit our website for an update on existing inventory.

New residents are often pleasantly surprised by “how much home” they can afford in one of Western North Carolina’s most exclusive mountain communities. Building lots typically range from .5 up to 1.5 acres, with prices from $17,500 to $150,000. Move-in ready luxury residences range from $700,000 to $1.75 million and feature golf course, mountain and wooded views (inventory is subject to availability and prices are subject to market fluctuations).

The Golf Course

Champion Hills is Fazio’s former home course and club. The legendary golf course architect devised a brilliant routing traversing heavily forested hills, deep ravines and cool mountain streams in a scenic Blue Ridge Mountain setting. He and his team of shapers pulled ridges into valleys and filled hollows to create “playing platforms,” providing golfers with level lies amid 350 feet of elevation change.

The course is perennially ranked in Golfweek's list of the “Top 200 Residential Golf Courses in the U.S.” as well as the esteemed publication’s state-by-state rankings of the best private courses in the country. Champion Hills is one of the few golf courses in the Carolinas to feature five sets of tees rated for women, responding to the growth in this rapidly expanding player demographic. 

XXIO Launches All-New Prime

— XXIO®, a global leader in premium lightweight golf equipment, is excited to announce the all-new XXIO Prime. The XXIO Prime is slated to officially launch in North America April 14, 2023.

The XXIO Prime features elevated power, control, and speed performance, all in an advanced set of lightweight clubs made for the moderate swing speed golfers.

“Crafted for golfers who’ve lost some speed over time but are still looking to add distance and maintain accuracy, this new XXIO Prime delivers,” said Chuck Thiry, Vice President of XXIO. “This innovative design is created with lighter components in the Driver, Fairways, and Hybrids, delivering more MOI for straighter, more powerful distance. To further help with swing speed, we included Weight Plus Technology, which counterbalances and stabilizes the club, creating a more efficient path, more consistent contact, and greater ball speed.” 

Designed to provide exceptional forgiveness using luxury materials that provide less strain on the swing via aerodynamics, the XXIO Prime gives golfers the consistency and precision they are looking for while maintaining effortless performance.

In addition to the XXIO Prime, XXIO is also introducing XXIO Prime Royal Edition in Men’s and Ladies’ versions. Each option offers exclusive materials and specific performance features that accentuate the swing with remarkable ease and ultralight feel.

Key Innovations Inside the XXIO Prime:

· Rebound Frame: Featured on the Driver, Fairway Woods, Hybrids, and Irons, Rebound Frame uses an alternating pattern of stiff and flexible zones designed to transfer more energy into the golf ball at impact for increased ball speed and distance on every strike.

· Weight Plus Technology: Places extra weight at the butt end of the shaft to stabilize the club path for faster, more consistent swings. Concentrates more weight towards the grip reduce the amount of force required to lift the clubhead and guide it to an ideal swing position.

· ActivWing: Uses aerodynamics to stabilize the clubhead in the beginning of the downswing, tightening the impact pattern and optimizing the face angle for better contact without sacrificing swing speed.  

· Super-TIX 51AF Titanium Face: Each Driver and Iron is made of Super-TIX 51AF Titanium, an incredibly strong yet lightweight alloy for thinner faces that flex more and add ball speed to every shot.

· SP-1200 Shaft: Premium SP-1200 shafts are constructed with high-performance carbon fiber and an advanced resin matrix, resulting in lightweight graphite shafts with the optimal balance of strength and flexibility. 

Retail Information and Pricing:

XXIO Prime

Driver: $899.99

Fairway Woods: $599.99

Hybrids: $419.99

Irons: 4pc. Graphite (7-PW) $1,199.99

          Single Iron: $299.99

XXIO Prime Package Set $4,499.99

XXIO Prime Royal Edition Men’s and Ladies’

Driver: $1,199.99

Fairway Woods: $799.99

Hybrids: $499.99

Irons: 6pc. Graphite (7-SW) $2,099.99

          Single Iron: $349.99

XXIO Prime Royal Edition Ladies Package Set: $5,299.99 

U.S. Retail Launch Date:

XXIO Prime: April 14, 2023

XXIO Prime Royal Edition Ladies: April 14, 2023

Stewart Golf Launches New APEX Remote Trolley

(Gloucester, U.K.)
– World-renowned golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has announced a brand-new model to join its award-winning electric cart fleet--the APEX Remote—what the company is calling the “ultimate remote machine,” giving golfers total control of their trolleys from up to 100 yards away. 

Stewart Golf manufactures the world’s most advanced, remote-controlled golf carts and is a pioneer in follow technologies, many of which have been incorporated into the APEX Remote.  A world first in golf—Active Terrain Control (ATC)—is a sophisticated operating system that gives the user ultimate control of their trolley on any course, no matter how challenging its landscape and is the hallmark of the APEX.

ATC allows APEX to automatically redistribute power independently between twin super-charged motors depending on elevation grades.  Unlike basic downhill braking, ATC keeps the APEX travelling at a desired speed and direction—uphill, downhill, and on side slopes.

The innovative ATC system is powered by the new AP1 Cortex Microchip, which monitors power requirements from each motor up to 1,000 times per second. This new system also adjusts to different golf bags, allowing smoother response when holding a lightweight bag. 

The APEX also features Stewart Golf’s innovative integrated stabilizer, which automatically deploys and retracts when the APEX is opened or closed. As the APEX approaches a gradient, the stabilizer tilts back and continues driving up that hill.

In the APEX, Stewart Golf debuts the longest range in the trolley market. Its second-generation SmartPower Lithium battery now provides enough power for 27 or 45 holes of operation. The plug-and-play battery offers users the ability to monitor usage and capacity in real time using the free Stewart Golf smartphone app.

Other ease-of-use features include ultra-compact folding for easy storage and transport, with a built-in handle that allows for one-handed lifting. New 5S wheels provide increased traction for improved handling, while giving the APEX an eye-catching new look.

The APEX Remote will sell alongside the successful Q Follow and the iconic X10 trolleys, offering customers a choice between three models.

At launch, the trolley will retail from $1899 for either the Black or Carbon Edition. Every new APEX Remote comes with Stewart’s industry-first, 100-hole money-back guarantee, offering golfers the chance to experience a Stewart dream machine completely risk free.

“Our development team has worked tirelessly to provide golfers with a distinctive, innovative remote trolley that truly enhances their game and helps us reach our goal to change how the world plays golf,” says Mark Stewart, CEO of Stewart Golf. “With the forward-thinking technology applied to the APEX, we believe we have a machine that not only looks fantastic, but performs at a level that sets itself apart from anything else out there.”

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PGA Golf Instructor Sean Foley Partners with Blue Tees Golf

Foley who coaches the biggest names in professional golf joins the Blue Tees Golf team

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Blue Tees Golf, a rapidly growing producer of golf rangefinders and accessories, has teamed up with Sean Foley, one of the biggest names in golf instruction. Foley has been voted among the best golf teachers in the world by players on the PGA Tour.

“Choosing Blue Tees Golf was simple. It is one of the best products on the market and at an incredibly reasonable price,” said Foley.

Foley has taught major players like Tiger Woods, Cameron Champ, Justin Rose, Lydia Ko, and many more but he also offers elite golf training for rising players of all ages. He will use Blue Tees Golf’s leading technology which includes the Series 3 Max, the Player+ and Ringer while teaching on and off the golf course.

“I am glad to partner with Blue Tees Golf. Their rangefinders are fantastic. The technology is within one yard differential,” said Foley. “This is so important when selecting your club and moving forward. I trust Blue Tees Golf and that is why I partnered with them.”

Drew Koehler, Co-Founder and Head of Business Development of Blue Tees Golf agrees, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Sean to the team. Having someone of his caliber endorse our products is game changing. Sean’s prominence on the PGA Tour and exposure on the Netflix docuseries Full Swing will help the company grow brand awareness exponentially,”

Click here to watch Blue Tees Golf partner – Sean Foley.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Shot Scope Introduces the Multi-Function X5 GPS Golf Watch

Designed for On & Off the Golf Course, the Stylish X5 Offers AI-Powered Performance Tracking that Provides Over 100 Statistics, a Built-In Step Counter, Customizable Clockfaces and Color Straps, and Accurate Front, Middle & Back Distances on over 36,000 Preloaded Golf Courses Worldwide 

(Edinburgh, UK) — Shot Scope (, the industry-leader in advanced GPS and shot tracking technology, today introduced the multi-function X5 GPS Golf Watch, the next generation in the Company’s award-winning performance tracking and distance measuring smart watch technology.  Designed to be worn both on and off the course, the stylish X5 offers AI-powered performance tracking of over 100 statistics with a built-in step counter and accurate, real-time front, middle and back distances to all greens, hazards and doglegs on over 36,000 preloaded golf courses worldwide.

Available at an unbeatable $299.99 price point, the X5 joins Shot Scope’s stable of low-cost, high-tech GPS and performance products that are offered -- unlike leading competitors in the industry -- with NO subscription fees and free firmware updates, including new feature offerings. 

Additionally, The X5 is completely customizable allowing golfers to choose from 5 different watch face designs, as well as interchange the color of their strap, for a variety of stylish looks on or off the course. This is complemented by a clear and bright full-color 1.2” touchscreen and multi-function crown that enables quick and easy navigation of menus, with a glare resistant display of large and clear distance numbers (yards or meters) and other data points. Video with Shot Scope X5 features can be found here: 

The launch of X5 comes on the heels of the debut of Shot Scope Academy, a first-of-its-kind game tracking system -- designed specifically for PGA Professionals, golf coaches and teachers -- that uses advanced technology to establish unlimited connectivity between instructors and golfers to track and analyze their performance “on the course.”

The Shot Scope Academy system allows any type of instructor, from amateur teachers to collegiate coaches, to track the performance of a golfer using the Company’s X5 and V3 Smart Watches, or PRO LX+ Rangefinder models, during a round of golf anywhere in the world. Following the round, all data captured from tee to green is seamlessly uploaded where the instructor can view and analyze the round and, in-turn, instantly send game improvement recommendations or lesson plans.

“The X5 GPS Watch is an evolution from the award-winning V3 model, as it takes AI technology to a new level in offering precise distance measuring with unmatched shot tracking that captures accurate data on every shot hit from tee to green, including over 100 statistics for golfers and coaches to analyze every aspect of game performance,” said David Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Shot Scope. “Equally impressive, X5 features a step counter that provides golfers with an added level of fitness tracking, as well as the ability to personalize X5 with a range of custom watch faces and color straps that truly establishes a multi-function smart golf watch.” 

From a GPS standpoint, the X5 offers over 36,000 preloaded courses that are mapped in-house with 48-hour course edits. It is unmatched in accuracy with instant front, middle and back distances to all greens, hazards, lay up points and doglegs. This is complemented by Shot Scope’s PinCollect technology, which allows golfers to record the exact pin location for important and accurate putting statistics. Further, the Green View display provides the shape of the green from any location on the course allowing the golfer to drag and drop the pin to the correct location for the day. Plus, the digital scorecard enables the golfer to keep track of scores during the round.

With regard to game performance tracking, the X5 automatically records every shot hit on the course thanks to Shot Scope’s new and improved, lightweight 2nd generation plug-n-play RFID tracking tags that are embedded with smart GPS chips and easily screw into the butt-end of every club. Unlike other golf performance trackers, X5’s Power-Sense AI strap technology delivers instant syncing, while enabling club recognition with no pairing, phone or tagging required. The tags communicate with the watch and identify what club was hit and its location on the course. As a result, the 16 tracking tags that come with the X5 capture detailed data that provides a breakdown of a golfer’s game and style from over 100 performance statistics including Club Distances, Approaches, Short Game, Putting, Strokes Gained and Handicap Benchmarking.

As the engine of X5, Shot Scope’s Power-Sense AI strap technology works automatically in the background to continuously scan the golfer’s swing settings to optimize performance tracking. The technology creates an ever-increasing volume and accuracy of data collected from the golfer during play, leading to more insights and statistics that help the player, or a coach, understand their game better, improve on-course strategy and shoot lower scores. The more rounds the golfer plays with X5 the smarter the AI technology becomes, eventually producing highly refined settings that are personal to that individual.

Following a round, golfers can instantly sync their X5 device via Bluetooth with the free to download iOS and Android mobile apps. The app and interactive dashboard provide an aerial view of the course for a bird’s-eye perspective and displays all the data captured throughout the round. This enables a golfer, coach or PGA Professional to review and analyze every shot hit from tee to green.

Adds Hunter, “The X5 has no equal in terms of features and benefits, from GPS distances to performance tracking, as well as the step counter and customizable features. Add to this the direct connectivity with a coach or PGA Professional through Shot Scope Academy for post round performance analysis, and golfers have a truly game changing piece of equipment for just $299.99.”

The Shot Scope X5, including customizable strap color options (which are sold separately), can be purchased at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, PGA Superstores, golf specialty stores or online at Full course maps will be available with X5 as part of a future update coming in 2023, as Shot Scope continuously release new features and updates all free of charge to the golfer.

Keep up to date with all of the Shot Scope news on social media: Twitter @Shotscope /Facebook @Shotscope /Instagram @shot_scope.

Dundonald Links Further Enhances Reputation with New Best-Of Honors

Achieves Acclaim from International Association of Golf Tour Operators

(AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND) – Dundonald Links continues to ascend on the world golf stage following a trio of notable industry achievements it recently garnered from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

After being named on the elite list of IAGTO’s Outstanding Service Awards 2023, it was announced that the resort had earned top-30 placements in two of Golf World’s Top 100 highly respected lists.

The news is testament to extensive investment in recent years, which has transformed one of Scotland’s most popular golf courses into a world-class resort with an array of luxury facilities and accommodation options.

IAGTO, the global trade organization of the golf tourism industry, presented its annual Outstanding Service Award to fewer than 50 of the world’s finest golf resorts, courses and hotels. The honor was voted for by IAGTO members and recognized destinations that consistently delivered an outstanding customer experience in 2022.

Published by Today’s Golfer, the eagerly anticipated Golf World Top 100 rankings remain one of the most respected resources for golfers who are looking to find the best courses the sport has to offer. Dundonald Links moves up to 30th in the latest edition of the ‘Top 100 Courses Scotland’ list, with the layout awarded an impressive 76 points out of 100. Meanwhile, the resort’s recent transformation has seen it enter the ‘Top 100 Resorts Great Britain and Ireland’ for the first time, ranking an impressive 29th place.

“Every member of our team works hard to ensure that every guest at Dundonald Links leaves having had a truly memorable experience,” said Ian Ferguson, General Manager, Dundonald Links. “It is pleasing to be recognized among the best venues to stay and play in Scotland so soon after completing our transition into a fully-fledged resort.”

Driven by new owners Darwin Escapes, Dundonald Links transformation was spearheaded by the opening of a new clubhouse in 2021. The contemporary building includes the resort’s fine-dining experience, the Canny Crow Restaurant, as well as a state-of-the-art gym, pro shop and bar. Guests can stay in either the elegant hotel or a collection of luxury lodges just a short distance from all the resort’s amenities.

Dundonald Links par-72 course has been one of Scotland’s most popular layouts since a 2003 redesign, which was orchestrated by American architect Kyle Phillips, who has overseen the development of a number of modern-day classics such as Kingsbarns in Fife and The Grove in Hertfordshire. After successfully staging the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open in 2022, the event has been confirmed to return to the resort in 2023, along with Final Qualifying for The Open Championship.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Unboxing Premier Series Wilcox Golf Shoes from FootJoy

FootJoy’s Men’s Premier Series Wilcox Golf Shoes offers both fashion and function.
– Pittard’s ChromoSkin™ full-grain leather uppers for comfort and durability
– Uppers feature waterproof protection to keep feet dry in wet conditions
– Ortholite EcoPlushFitBed® for enhanced comfort and underfoot cushioning
– EVA Midsole with welt detailing for perfect combination of comfort and style
– Versa-Trax+ outsole with anti-channeling traction pattern for flexibility and traction
– Low-profile Pulsar® cleats by SoftSpikes® utilize Fast Twist 3.0® cleat system
– Insoles are removable to accommodate custom orthotics if desired
– Laser Street Last:
*Refined toe shape for classic profile
*Full rounded toe character
*Standard forefoot and instep
*Slightly narrow heel

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FootJoy Collaborator Jon Bucemi Releases American Single Malt Whiskeys

Luxury whiskey brand’s first entries to American single malt category come in two varieties: rare and ultra-rare 

(LOS ANGELES) — Wolves, the luxury whiskey brand founded by culture mavericks James Bond (Undefeated) and Jon Buscemi (Buscemi, Greats, Truff, Oliver Peoples), announces that its first-ever American Single Malt whiskeys, “Lot One” under the brand’s Malted Barley Series banner, will drop Thursday, April 6. 

The whiskeys

The definition of American Single Malt whiskey has long been a moving target. In 2022, however, the Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) proposed new parameters which would require, in part, that to be classified as American Single Malt a spirit must be “distilled from 100% malted barley entirely at one U.S. distillery.”

Wolves acquired a very limited supply of single malt and malted barley whiskeys that were put down in 8 to 12 barrel lots starting in 2011. 13th generation Master Distiller Marko Karakasevic distilled each lot over a 10 day period in a small alembic pot still imported from Cognac, France in 1983. While far less efficient than a column still, the slow, antique pot still yields whiskey with more body, flavor, and viscosity. During distillation, Karakasevic slept in four hour shifts so that he alone could make each cut, selecting ‘the heart of hearts’ for double distillation.

“Marko is an artist…this could be his opus,” noted Buscemi about the Single Malt. “This library of whiskey is insanely good.” 

Lot One was distilled in 2015. Eleven of the twelve barrels were blended together by Wolves and bottled at 110-proof (55% ABV). A nose of honey, grapefruit, vanilla, oak, and sandalwood gives way to notes of maple syrup, currants, leather, orange cake, and warm vanilla. The medium-length finish is consistent front to back with steady resolution.

The 12th barrel (barrel #574) was selected as a single barrel release, and bottled at 125-proof (62.5% ABV). The heavy toast cask with Hungarian heads imparted a dark amber color and the darkest of chocolate notes, with a sharpness on the back palate. 

“We believe this could be the richest and most complex American Single Malt whiskey ever produced,” noted Wolves CEO Jeremy Joseph. “ASM is an emerging category within the domestic whiskey landscape, and this is a best-in-class example of craftsmanship and flavor within it.”

Sheepskin Labels

As has become a calling card for a brand built by fashion and culture iconoclasts, each bottle in the Wolves Malted Barley Series will be hand-numbered and wrapped by hand in a laser-cut, embossed, sheepskin label printed with UV light, and laid flush on heavy, French-cut glass.


All 228 bottles of Wolves’ Lot One single-barrel expression ($350) will be offered privately to certain members on its Allocation List.

The 375 6-packs of the Lot One blended single malt expression (MSRP $289) will be made available through select retailers, as well as through pre-sale to the Wolves Allocation List beginning March 30. Visit to register.  Not available in all 50 states.

Focusing on American Single Malt - A New Still

Wolves will continue to offer its signature blend whiskeys, which are uniquely driven by whiskeys made from craft beer, and include American Single Malt in its focus moving forward.

In addition to rolling out its first Single Malt, Wolves has also announced it is erecting a new still in partnership with Marko Karakasevic at its home distillery in Northern California. The new still will allow Wolves to continue its line of unique beer whiskeys and single malt whiskeys into the future and at scale.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

SkyGolf Announces Spring Promotion

Discounts on the Award-Winning SX Series Rangefinders and the LX Series GPS Smart Watches

(RIDGELAND, MS) — SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the most-trusted rangefinders in golf, is offering a special Spring Promotion of $50 off their award-winning rangefinders, including the SX400 and SX550 handheld models and the stylish LX5 and LX5 with ceramic bezel smart watches. The LX2 smart watch is $20 off the new reduced price of $149.95. The promotion runs from March 20 – April 10, 2023.

“Spring is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming golf season and to ensure you have the proper gear that will help make your return to the course much more enjoyable,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyGolf Senior VP and COO. “One piece of gear every golfer should have in their bag is a rangefinder, which is why we’re offering a limited time discount on the most powerful rangefinders in golf. Our popular SkyCaddie products will not only improve your accuracy, they will also provide you with detailed, reliable information that will help you have more fun on the course.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The promotional period for the SkyCaddie spring discount runs from March 20 through April 10, 2023, and is subject to availability. The discount is only available on new SkyCaddie products, not pre-owned, open box or refurbished products. The offer is open only to U.S. residents and U.S. shipping addresses.

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Proposed change to golf ball testing conditions
Aimed at elite players with no impact on the majority of golfers
No change to the general rules on Equipment Standards at this time

(St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA) — The R&A and USGA have proposed a Model Local Rule (MLR) that gives competition organisers the option to require use of golf balls that are tested under modified launch conditions to address the impacts of hitting distance in golf.

The MLR is intended for use only in elite competitions and, if adopted, will have no impact on recreational golf.

The proposal notice, which can be found here, was sent to golf equipment manufacturers yesterday, following the Equipment Rulemaking Procedures established by the governing bodies in 2011.  Manufacturers and golf stakeholders can provide feedback until 14 August 2023. If adopted, the proposal would take effect in January 2026.

Golf balls that conform to the MLR must not exceed the current Overall Distance Standard (ODS) limit of 317 yards (plus three yards tolerance) at modified Actual Launch Conditions (ALC) with a clubhead speed of 127 mph and based on a calibration set-up for 11 degrees and 37 revolutions per second (2220 rpm) as part of this proposal.

All other balls, including those typically used by recreational golfers with lower swing speeds, would continue to be tested using the existing ALC values (120 mph, and a calibration set-up of 10 degrees and 42 revolutions per second – 2520 rpm). The current ODS limit of 317 yards will remain unchanged and would be applied to both testing set-ups.

The Overall Distance Standard was established in 1976 as a ball test intended to reflect maximum potential hitting distance by the longest hitters currently playing the game.

There is a direct correlation between clubhead speed and hitting distance (further research having been published in the Distance Insights reports). Over the last 20 years hitting distance has increased on average by around one yard per year. 

The modified testing set-up in the proposed MLR is expected to reduce hitting distance by 14-15 yards on average for the longest hitters with the highest clubhead speeds.

Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, said, “We have worked closely with the golf industry throughout this process and taken time to listen carefully to their perspectives and reflect on the helpful and constructive feedback they have provided. At the core of our proposal is a desire to minimise the impact on a flourishing recreational game. We believe the proposed Model Local Rule will help us move forward in a way that protects the inherent qualities of the sport and reduces the pressure to lengthen courses. This is an important issue for golf and one which needs to be addressed if the sport is to retain its unique challenge and appeal.”

“Hitting distances at the elite level of the game have consistently increased over the past 20, 40, and 60 years. It’s been two decades since we last revisited our testing standards for ball distances. Predictable, continued increases will become a significant issue for the next generation if not addressed soon. The MLR we are proposing is simple to implement, forward-looking and does so without any impact on the recreational game,” said Mike Whan, CEO of the USGA. “We are taking the next steps in this process, guided first and foremost by doing what’s right by the entire game.”

The governing bodies have consulted closely with the golf industry throughout the Distance Insights project, which commenced in 2018 but has been of continual study over at least the last two decades. This is the fourth formal feedback period to be opened in the last five years, in addition to continuing stakeholder engagement across the game, including golfers, fans, competition organisers, equipment manufacturers, golf course owners, superintendents, architects and others.   

Based on feedback received from manufacturers, The R&A and the USGA are no longer considering the use of launch conditions that are optimised for each individual golf ball model to evaluate conformance.  Similarly, they are not pursuing a reduction in the characteristic time limit in the existing Equipment Standards or changes to the Moment of Inertia limit of drivers at this time. 

The R&A and USGA set out to address the long-term trend of increased hitting distances and course lengthening that they believe threaten golf’s long-term sustainability and undermines the core principle that a broad and balanced set of playing skills should remain the primary determinant of success in golf.  

The findings of extensive research by the governing bodies into distance (along with the supporting research and data) were set out within the Distance Insights report into the Implications of Hitting Distance in February 2020 under two key themes: the pressure on courses to continue to lengthen and ensuring that distance did not become predominant in the balance of skills required in golf.

The report also found that the overall trend of golf courses becoming longer has adverse consequences, including by increasing the cost and time to play, limiting the advancement of sustainability efforts and reducing the challenge of courses - in some cases creating a risk of them becoming obsolete.

The 2022 Annual Driving Distance Report, which aggregates hitting distance data reported by seven professional men’s and women’s tours worldwide, has also been released, and can be found here.

Data provided for the report showed that the average clubhead speed on the PGA TOUR was 114.6 mph last year, with an average launch angle of 10.3° and average spin of 2597 rpm. The mean of the fastest one percent of clubhead speeds was 127.5 mph in 2022, while the mean of the fastest five percent of clubhead speeds was 124.2 mph.

The Annual Driving Distance Report also reports a 4 percent average year-over-year increase in hitting distance across all seven tours, with all but the Japan Golf Tour and LPGA Tour reporting the longest values on record.  The Korn Ferry Tour recorded the highest annual hitting average across all tours in 2022, at 307.8 yards.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Inaugural Short Par 4 Girls Palmetto Tournament of Champions To Be Held In Myrtle Beach, S.C.

36-hole event will be played September 16-17 at True Blue Golf Club

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) – The inaugural Short Par 4 Girls Palmetto Tournament of Champions will tee off this fall, bringing the best high school golf teams in the Carolinas to Myrtle Beach. The 36-hole tournament will be held September 16-17 at True Blue Golf Club, one of the nation’s top 100 resort courses. 

A total of 12 teams from North and South Carolina, including 10 state championship squads, will be invited to participate as will the top 12 individual players whose teams didn’t win state titles. Entry into the event is free. 

Short Par will provide players with a gift bag, a perk that coincides with the launch of the company’s new Junior Membership Box. 

“The Short Par 4 Tournament of Champions will be an opportunity for premier high school girls programs and individuals in North and South Carolina to test themselves against the best of the best,” said Scott Tomasello, tournament director for Golf Tourism Solutions. “We believe the event has the opportunity to be one of the highlights of the prep golf calendar and playing at True Blue, one of Myrtle Beach’s best courses, will only enhance the tournament’s appeal.” 

"Growing the game through junior golf is a passion for the entire Short Par 4 company," said Todd Stires, Chief Revenue Officer, Short Par 4. “We are excited to be part of this great event and look forward to making buying apparel and accessories a little easier on all of the parents.”

A Mike Strantz design, True Blue is one of the area’s boldest layouts, featuring sweeping fairways, undulating greens, and the sprawling waste bunkers. The layout has hosted numerous collegiate events and South Carolina High School League championships, making it the ideal venue for the Tournament of Champions. 

The Golf Tourism Solutions tournament division runs 11 events, including the World Amateur Handicap Championship and the boys Palmetto High School Golf Championship, a spring tournament. 

Short Par 4 is golf’s premier monthly subscription box, providing subscribers the latest in fashion and unmatched value, guaranteeing players look and feel good when they arrive at the first tee.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

TRUE linkswear Releases All Day Knit 3

Timeless Staple for Comfort and Performance Rocks ‘Subtle Yet Major’ Update

(TACOMA, Wash.) – TRUE linkswear (TRUE), purveyors of ultra-comfortable, modern golf footwear designed for the rigors of walking amid the elements, announces the release of the All Day Knit 3, a subtle-yet-major update to the timeless All Day Knit 2 marked by a new elevated, modern and athletic look and feel.

“The All Day Knit has been our most loved and purchased shoe to date and it’s now reinvigorated with an all-new look and feel,” says TRUE CEO Jason Moore. “The Knit 3 started with the basics we all love about the All Day Knit family, then we made it even more comfortable and capable than ever.”

The Knit 3 embodies an all-new level of comfort combined with innovation to create TRUE’s most comfortable and capable All Day Knit. The one-piece sock-fit knit upper is ultra-breathable, lightweight, and durable. This one-piece knit design sits atop the all-new “AD Sole” – TRUE’s most comfortable midsole to date – while sporting an even more versatile terrain-ready mountaineer-inspired tread. The Knit 3 is offered in four core colors – Onyx, Deep Sea, Legend, and Nimbus – and three limited collections – Pine, Aloe and Cherry Blossom (women’s only). Men’s sizes are 7-11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, and women’s are 5.5-12 and 13. MSRP is $160.


- TRUEknit Fully Breathable 1 Piece Knit Upper: This fully breathable one-piece knit upper consists of 90% polyester and 10% spandex. This allows for an ultra-comfortable, highly breathable natural feel atop the foot.

- Sock Fit Construction: The sock-fit bootie construction allows for the ultimate comfort play while making the All Day Knit 3 one of the easiest shoes to get on and off one’s feet.

- NEW All Day Sole: The new All Day Sole is the perfect choice for a more modernistic take on the all-day ride. It comes with a noticeable cushion uptake and increased tread depth with an all-new rubber tread pattern for more demanding grounds.

- Achilles Memory Foam Heel Pad: The Achilles heel pad is a memory foam pad with a premium microsuede top layer.

- Open Cell Antimicrobial Cushion Insole: The antimicrobial nature of the insole compound provides a smell-free experience, along with a cushioned ride.

- Microsuede Heel Overlay: This premium microsuede heel overlay is a nice aesthetic touch, but it provides function by adding an extra layer of lateral stability.

- NEW AD Crosslife Tread: TRUE's new crosslife tread features an eye-catching chevron pattern utilized in the forefoot and rear foot. The midfoot is made up of our golf/outdoorsman-inspired lug pattern for optimized stability and ground force reaction.

- Transitional Drop: Knit 3 features a minimal athletic drop at 4mm. The industry average for athletic shoes can range from 10mm upwards to 16mm, depending on the source of information. With Knit 3 TRUE holds true to our core belief of health and function first and foremost.


- Upper: 1-piece knit upper that allows for max breathability. The upper knit material blends 90% polyester and 10% spandex. 

- Eyestay + Heel Overlay: The eyestay and heel overlay is made of a premium grade microsuede

- Antimicrobial Insole: Open Cell EVA compound to maximize rebound, stability and comfort. The antimicrobial aspect allows for a stink-free experience.

- Outsole: NEW AD Outsole. The midsole is an all-new WANDERLUX® EVA compound paired with new and improved AD Crosslife mountaineering-inspired tread.

For more information on the All Day Knit 3 and other TRUE models, visit

Friday, March 10, 2023

Golf Simulators Gain Popularity in Residential and Commercial Spaces

(Toledo, OH)
– Playing indoor golf is one of the hottest trends in the golf industry. A recent report by Straits Research valued the golf simulator market at $1.3 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach $3.3 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10.1%. Golf Simulators are not just for commercial businesses or the rich and famous. The simulator space has been dramatically expanding and becoming more affordable in the last ten years. 

Indoor multi-sport and golf simulator commercial play is booming. Food and entertainment businesses like Topgolf Swing Suite, X-Golf, and 5-Iron Golf have seen remarkable growth, with Topgolf indoor suites growing from 29 stores in 2019 to 120 plus locations. The development of indoor golf is not limited to commercial businesses. Recent technology advances in launch monitors have made home golf simulators more reliable and affordable, driving growth in residential installations as well.  

One company, Ace Indoor Golf, a leading golf simulator manufacturer and retailer in the United States, grew its business by more than 50% last year due to the popularity of home golf simulators. The company designs, sells, installs, and provides maintenance of golf simulators to businesses, golf clubs, individuals, golf teams, sim manufacturers, and the prominent golf retailers like PGA Tour Superstores and 5-Iron Golf. The company offers turnkey custom-designed solutions and “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY), off-the-shelf packages that fit golfers’ needs at every price point. 

Trevor Faust, Ace Indoor Golf’s president, has some excellent advice for golfers looking to put a simulator in their home. “For the DIYer, take your time, do the necessary research, and ask a lot of questions to be sure all of your components will work together correctly. The launch monitor, computer, hitting bay, projector, and screen must work together to provide a safe and enjoyable golf experience. Last, if your skills aren’t in building and technology, I’d suggest hiring a professional installer to prevent mistakes in your simulator setup that can cost you thousands of dollars.”

The combination of consumer demand, affordability, and technological improvements has made simulator golf more popular than ever. Are you looking to install a residential or commercial golf simulator? Ace Indoor Golf offers a variety of options and brands to accommodate every need. For more information, visit or call (888) 517-3398.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Unboxing Psychedelic Arcade IPA from Firestone Walker

Available exclusively in their latest IPA Mixed Pack, Firestone Walker introduced Psychedelic Arcade – a new limited-release West Coast Golden Rye IPA bouncing with tropical hop flavors of grapefruit, blueberry and pine dust.

With a full tilt on flavor, Psychedelic Arcade (ABV 6.3%) was first released out of the Propagator R&D brewhouse in Venice, California in 2021. Now leveled up for this special release, a base of 2-Row and Rye malts sets the tone with expansive textures, while a blend of Galaxy, Strata and Nectaron hops delivers mind-blowing flavors of tropical fruit, blueberry, and grapefruit. It’s an IPA that you can bank on sip after sip.

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ASICS Announce New GEL-KAYANO ACE Colorways

– ASICS a leader in golf performance footwear, is set to introduce new colorways for the GEL-KAYANO ACE in North America this spring.

Built with inspiration from widely acclaimed ASICS running shoes, ASICS golf shoes bring the same key qualities of comfort and flexibility to the golf course.

“We’ve been fortunate to have a strong partnership with ASICS for many years now,” said Ryan Polanco, General Manager at ASICS North America. “Their history of providing high quality performance footwear is well documented, and we’re excited to be able to introduce exciting new colorway options in the popular GEL-KAYANO ACE to our U.S. market. It’s a great shoe that has proven technology placed in all the key areas so golfers can enjoy their rounds even more.” 

The GEL-KAYANO ACE is a spikeless, waterproof golf shoe offering comfort with every move. The lightweight frame work and flexibility of the GEL-KAYANO ACE is aided by ASICS FlyteFoam Technology, providing lightweight shock absorption and plenty of support. An improved upper mesh and PU film coating help keep golfer’s feet dry in wet conditions, while its TPU Heel Cradle helps maintain stability while walking and throughout the swing.

A men’s wide shoe offering will be available for the GEL-KAYANO ACE in two color options: Glacier Grey/Pure Silver and White/White.

In addition to the new GEL-KAYANO ACE colorways, ASICS is set to release new color options for the GEL-COURSE GLIDE, and a brand-new shoe offering in the GEL-PRESHOT. The GEL-PRESHOT is a spikeless, waterproof golf shoe that offers players stability while walking and throughout the swing, while simultaneously ASICS Gel Technology increases shock absorption for maximum comfort under the heel.

GEL-KAYANO ACE Key Technologies:

· Lightweight Frame Work and Flexibility: ASICS FlyteFoam Technology provides lightweight shock absorption and plenty of support, while ASICS Gel technology is strategically placed for maximum comfort under the heel.

· Flexible Waterproof Upper: Flexible mesh provides a comfortable fit, while a thin waterproof PU lining keeps feet dry in wet conditions.

· Supportive Fit: Additional ankle padding helps ensure a custom fit that adapts to every move on the course, while air mesh and a TPU heel cradle help provide a flexible, yet supportive fit.

· Golf Specific Tooling: The FG traction sole pattern places spikes exactly where they need to be for stability during the golf swing and traction while walking the course. Featuring GEL cushioning for increased shock absorption, while Toe and Lateral rubber wraps help maintain balance throughout the golf swing.

Retail Information and Pricing 


Pricing: Men’s: $169.99

Sizing: Men’s: 7-12, 13, 14 / Men’s Wide Sizes: 8-12, 13,14

Colors: Men’s: White/Neon Lime, Black/Black, Glacier Grey/Pure Silver, White/Midnight, and White/White. Wide color options include Glacier Grey/Pure Silver and White/White. 


Pricing: Men’s: $99.99 / Women's: $99.99

Sizing: Men’s: 7-12, 13, 14 / Women’s: 6-10

Colors: Men’s: White/Midnight, Black/Carrier Grey, Sheet Rock/Slate Grey, and Glacier Grey/Neon Lime / Women’s: Glacier Grey/Aquarium, Glacier Grey/Pure Silver, and Light Steel/Grand Shark 


Pricing: $119.99

Sizing: Men’s 7-12, 13, 14

Colors: Men’s: White/White, Black/Black, Piedmont Grey/Grand Shark

U.S. Launch Date:


GEL-PRESHOT: Available Spring 2023

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