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PGA Tour Shriners Hospital for Children Open and LPGA KEP Bank Championship Winners Chose Softspikes Cleats

22 Oct

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Softspikes/PrideSports is the world’s best-selling golf cleat brand and make the #1 Cleat in Golf. Softspikes were worn by the winners in the PGA and LPGA events this past weekend! The majority of the Pros were Softspikes/PrideSports cleats to allow for trusted performance benefits.

Vice President in Marketing of PrideSports, John Hohman, states, “With only a few more tournaments remaining in 2014, it has been an outstanding year for Softspikes. With the 2015 tournaments getting underway we are excited to see what the new season will bring!”

Softspikes feature a dynamic technology that allows the cleats to be more responsive to all terrains, providing players with confidence on every swing of the club. These cleats give players longer drives, better iron shots and lower scores.

Swinguru Releases Swinguru Pro 3.0 Tracking System

15 Oct

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Swinguru has officially announced the release of Swinguru Pro 3.0! It is a wireless and markerless 2D & 3D Motion and Balance Tracking System created for leading teaching professionals who crave to boost their lessons by embracing new technologies that are affordable, easy and convenient!

The Swinguru Pro 3.0 includes several different features and functionalities that make it so unique. It will provide students with an in depth swing analysis in real-time. With the 2D & 3D visualization features, it is easy to see and measure key elements of the swing at any moment that, through any traditional video technique, would be invisible to the eye.

Additionally, with the Swinguru Pro 3.0, students are able to replay the swing as many times as you want which will allow for them to get a full visualization of their body motion in detail. The 3D views include face on, down the line, and bird’s eye view.

The Tracking System allows for students to conveniently visualize the invisible forces leading into an efficient swing. This provides an exact measurement of the stance width and calculates the precise center of gravity throughout the swing. All of this information will be automatically synced with the 2D & 3D images.

Because the Swinguru Pro 3.0 is wireless, markerless and hands-free, it is easy for students to capture and store each swing sequence as a separate file. Manual drawing tools are also available so it is easy to focus directly on the students without having to view it from your computer.

Digital Caddies Announces New Upgrade-Caddie Graphix

8 Oct

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Digital Caddies, Inc. is a leader in the on-course delivery of technology services and content to golfers. Recently, Digital Caddies has announced the release of a new feature upgrade providing golf courses and golfers enhanced graphics on the platform.

President of Digital Caddies, Mike Loustalot, states, “Now that the initial critical mass of the Digital Caddies network has been reached, we have been able to proactively solicit real-time feedback from our customers on what features they would like to see added to the platform. We are excited to announce the release of our first upgrade feature that provides courses the option to graphically enhanced aerial maps and custom illustrations on their tablets. This is the first of many upgrade options we plan to offer.”

The Arizona Biltmore Golf Club is the first location that will be showcasing the Caddie Graphix fature. The Director of Marketing, Cameron Kohn, explains that the vibrant colors and contrast will heavily improve the experience for their golfers.

OnCore Golf Technology Inc. Partners with Columbia University Men's Golf Team

29 Sep

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Columbia University Men’s Golf Team has selected On-Core Golf as the Official Ball Sponsor of the annual Tuxedo Autumn Invitational. The Tournament will be bringing together several collegiate teams that include Hofstra University, Manhattan College, Lehigh University, Lafayette University, Central Connecticut State University, Bucknell University and Monmouth University.

Rich Mueller, Director of Golf and Head Coach at Columbia University, comments on OnCore’s involvement: “Technology is constantly evolving in our sport and it’s my job as a coach to insure my players have access to the best ball technology available. This is why we are excited to have OnCore Golf as our lead Ball Sponsor.”

OnCore Golf will be providing their MA 1.0 hollow metal core golf ball to the tournament participants and to the head coaches during the Tuxedo Autumn Invitational. The company is dedicated to improving the lives, scores and enjoyment of golfers at any skill level.

JumboMax Grips Help Team USA Win at 29th Biennial World Amateur Team Championships

24 Sep

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JumboMax Golf Grips offer golfers an alternative to the standard or skinny grips that are typically found on golf clubs. The JumboMax Grips provide more of a secure Finger-Palm grip which allows for a tension-free connection to the club. This promotes relaxed grip pressure, more consistent squaring of the club face, and a more powerful swing.

This past weekend at the 29th Biennial World Amateur Team Championships held at Karuizawa 72 East in Japan, JumboMax Grips helped Team USA capture a win!

John Mazzanoble, V.P. of Sales for JumboMax, exclaims, “One of the common misconceptions about our grips is that they are for mid to high handicap golfers only. But that’s not true. JumboMax grips are designed to help golfers of all skill levels. From high-handicappers to world class amateurs and Tour Professionals, every golfer out there can benefit from this technology. We’re excited to have played a part in Team USA’s victory and want to congratulate all the team members on a hard fought victory.”

JumboMax Golf Grips outperformed standard golf grips in head-to-head testing in nearly every single category and were also awarded the company’s Seal of Excellence and its Highest Achievement Award!

Want to look more into JumboMax Golf Grips? Learn more here.

Connecticut PGA Section Awards Barry Dennis as Sales Representative of the Year

15 Sep

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Barry Dennis represents the golf-inspired sportswear company, Greg Norman Collection, as well as a premium brand of performance apparel named Dunning Golf. This past August, Tharanco Lifestyles announced Barry Dennis was awarded Sales Representative of the Year by the Connecticut PGA Section!

Tharanco Lifestyles, created by Haresh Tharani and Michael Setola, owns Dunning Golf and is partnered with the Greg Norman Collection. The Greg Norman Collection is a leading worldwide marketer of authentic golf apparel and sportswear for men and women.

The award is given to a golf manufacturer sales representative who has made significant contributions towards golf products and services. Barry Dennis received and was honored for this award at the Special Awards Dinner at Twin Hills Country Club.

Farmington Woods Golf Instructor Honored 2014 Youth Player Development Award

8 Sep

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Farmington Woods golf instructor, George DeVita has been awarded the 2014 Youth Player Development Award from the Professional Golfers’ Association for developing local youth golf programs.

DeVita formed a golf instruction program and nonprofit called PE2Tee with the help of professional golfer, Suzy Whaley. This program is intended for kindergarten to fifth grade students. DeVita and Whaley plan to show P.E. teachers and students how to use the golfing equipment.

DeVita states, “This equipment really makes it fun. It’s colorful and what makes it exciting for us and for the P.E. teachers is to see the smiles on the kid’s faces. It’s great.”

DeVita aims in the future to create “lifelong golfers” who will share their joy of playing the game with their families and friends.

Dave DiRico named Golf Professional of the Year

3 Sep

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Dave DiRico was recently named Golf Professional of the Year at the 2014 Connecticut Section PGA Spring Membership Meeting held at Twin Hills Country Club. To begin the meeting, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of America, Peter Bevacqua, updated all of the attendees with insight on the golf industry and future plans of the PGA of America.

Additionally, Sponsors and guests delivered messages on their perspective businesses for the upcoming golf season. A relevant announcement was made for golf professionals: the PGA Preferred Golf Course Insurance Program announced that they are offering insurance coverage for golf shops.

Following the announcements, the 2014 Special Award winners were named. All of the special awards will be given to the award winners at a banquet later this year to congratulate them. For the names of the people given special awards along with more information about the meeting, click here.

 

Tip Of The Day

13 Aug

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Everyone could use a lesson or two to improve their game. This tip is to help your problem area of hybrids and irons. Today we bring you a tip from PGA Professional, Jay Perkins. Perkins has been a member of the PGA since 1982 and is currently in the MAPGA Senior Association Tournament Member since 2010. This tip was brought to you by the PGA:

“Handy Sandy: To many people think that a sand wedge is just for bunker shots. The sand wedge should be used for sand shots as well as most pitch shots to the green.  The sand wedge whether a 54-degree or 58-degree has “bounce” on the sole of the club. This is where the back trailing edge is lower than the front leading edge, but used properly or improperly as the case may be is a very forgiving design built into this specific club to help in a variety of lies and situations. Use it on your short approaches instead of a pitching wedge you will be surprised!”

Tiger Woods Plays His Fifth Year In Notah Begay's Charity Event

4 Aug

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Tiger Woods is back, and this time he is back to play for charity. Next month Tiger Woods will be playing in Notah Begay’s charity event! The event will be taking place on August 27th at the Turning Stone Resort.

Taking part in the NB3 Foundation Challenge marks Wood’s fifth time participating. This year he gets the privilege to be teamed with Jimmy Walker and Jason Dufner. Other golfers who will be participating in the event are Angel Cabrera and Louis Oosthuizen.

The Notah Begay III Foundation helps to improve Native American health and is hosting the event to raise awareness about health issues that Native Americans are facing.

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