Golf News 23 March 2023
In golf news this week are items from TRUE linkswear, Stewart Golf, XXIO and Ecco Golf.
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.
STEWART GOLF LAUNCHES NEW APEX REMOTE TROLLEY
loucester, U.K. (Mar. 22, 2023) – 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.
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.
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.
At launch, the trolley will retail from $1899 for either the Black or Carbon Edition.
XXIO LAUNCHES ALL-NEW PRIME: ELEGANCE MEETS SPEED AND POWER
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., March 22, 2023 – 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 moderate swing speed golfers.
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:
- 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
ECCO® GOLF Introduces New Line for the Spring and Summer Seasons
All-new ECCO CLASSIC HYBRID highlights the collection
(LONDONDERRY, NH) Global golf footwear leader, ECCO GOLF, has unveiled all-new products and innovative updates as part of the Spring/Summer 2023 collection featuring the ECCO CLASSIC HYBRID, a timeless look with a modern twist.
The CLASSIC HYBRID offers a premium look and feel, with an upper fashioned from rich and embossed ECCO leather, a soft leather lining and a leather-covered OrthoLite® insole. It features HYDROMAX™ water-repellent technology and a welt made with 52 percent recycled leather fibers. For grip and comfort in all playing conditions, the CLASSIC HYBRID is set on the award-winning original E-DTS™ TWIST system, which has enlarged and rotated support bars that improve durability and multi-directional traction.
Adding to the shoe’s innovative comfort properties, ECCO FLUIDFORM™ Direct Comfort Technology ensures a finely tuned balance of cushioning and rebound that creates an integral and durable bond without the compromises common with stitched and/or glued assemblies.
Additional updates include:
- ECCO GOLF has introduced a women’s option to the latest development in their ground-breaking BIOM® series, the BIOM® C4. The model offers unrivaled 360-degree breathability, allowing golfers to stay cool and comfortable throughout their round. The shoe’s innovative comfort properties ensure a finely tuned balance of cushioning, rebound, waterproofing and airflow.
- The hugely successful S-THREE has undergone a transition as part of the SS23 collection, with the model benefitting from an innovative redesign. This includes an updated upper which provides premium comfort in a sleek aesthetic.
- Originally introduced as a men’s leather shoe, the GOLF CORE is now offered to men and women with a choice of an ECCO Performance Leather upper or a premium mesh that is breathable, light and great for summer conditions.
- Fresh street style collides with state-of-the-art comfort and performance in the GOLF TRAY, which combines an aesthetic sneaker-style sole with an innovative traction system.
- The BIOM® H4 features a reworked upper, notably around the toe area, to produce a sleeker, slimmer look, and the tongue has been completely redesigned to produce a more ergonomic shape that fits more comfortably to the foot.