Golf News August 14, 2022

Golf News August 14, 2022

In golf news this week are items from PXG, Bridgestone, Club Champion, and Five Iron Golf

PXG & Professional Wisecracker Rob Riggle Team Up to Share Golf’s Good Word in the New Web Series Playing Around with Rob Riggle

PXG Introduces Actor, Comedian, and Retired Marine Rob Riggle as the Company’s Newest Ambassador

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 28, 2022) – PXG, the fun-loving, performance-focused golf equipment and apparel company, announced Rob Riggle as its newest ambassador. The multi-talented actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel, and golf nut will officially represent PXG on the golf course and collaborate in creating top-shelf content. 

The series premieres on YouTube on Thursday, August 18, 2022, with new episodes airing every Thursday for six weeks. Each episode features Riggle and guests playing three holes at Scottsdale National Golf Club as they chat about life, work, and their passion for the game of golf. Guests include NFL players, golf broadcasters, military veterans, PXG customers, and more.

So, what’s In Rob Riggle’s bag?

To learn more, visit, and catch Playing Around with Rob Riggle on YouTube starting Thursday, August 18.

Bring Tiger Woods Into Your Living Room With The New Bridgestone Golf Experience

Bridgestone Golf continues to innovate with new Augmented Reality web app

COVINGTON, Ga. – (August 2, 2022) – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, announced today the introduction of the BRIDGESTONE GOLF EXPERIENCE, a way to bring Tiger Woods and other Bridgestone TOUR players directly into your living room, pro shop, or clubhouse. With the BRIDGESTONE GOLF EXPERIENCE, consumers can utilize an augmented reality web application on their smartphone to see and hear Bridgestone Tour Staff members talk about the TOUR B model they play and learn why it might be a good fit for them.

To launch the web app, players can visit or a retail location that carries Bridgestone products. Any Bridgestone TOUR B dozen box or sleeve can be used to initiate the BRIDGESTONE GOLF EXPERIENCE, and depending on which box or sleeve that is scanned, a different Bridgestone staff player will appear virtually and talk about the model they play on TOUR. The web app allows players to then scroll through all four TOUR B models and learn more about them. For the TOUR B X, you get Matt Kuchar, for the TOUR B XS, you get Tiger Woods, for the TOUR B RX, you get Lexi Thompson, and for the TOUR B RXS, you get Fred Couples. 

To get the full Bridgestone Golf Experience covering all four TOUR B golf balls takes about ten minutes and can be enjoyed on any smartphone. For more information or to download the web application please visit

Club Champion Refreshes Look And Feel, Including Logo And Website

Globe’s Leading Club Fitter Revamps Brand Presentation

Willowbrook, IL – The globe’s top custom golf club fitter is getting a fresh coat of paint. Beginning in August, the company officially unveiled its brand refresh, complete with an updated logo, a brand new website, and a revamped interior store concept.

These redesigns embody the company’s growth over the last 12 years and the modern updates reflect the club fitter’s relentless effort to maintain their leadership status in the industry.

The new web experience is more intuitive and focuses heavily on both the booking experience and delivering fresh content to each user. Brimming with new visuals and accessibility features, (formerly is now more appealing and easier to navigate.

Club Champion is now also operating a New York City flagship studio with an updated interior design. While the existing 100 domestic locations will remain as-is for the near future, upcoming studio openings will feature many of the new aesthetics and select locations will be updated over time.

For more information or to book a fitting, head to or call (888) 340-7820.

Five Iron Golf Swings Into Michigan With New Shelby Township Location Set To Open In August 2022

The company’s first of two Michigan locations will offer seven TrackMan simulators, custom club fitting by The Fitting Lab, a putting green, a full-service bar and restaurant, entertainment and more.

Five Iron Golf, the nation’s leading indoor golf and entertainment experience, will continue its Midwest expansion with a new Michigan location slated to open in August of 2022 in Shelby Township. The first to introduce the golf performance meets eater-tainment venue to the Wolverine State, a Detroit location will follow, opening later this year at 600 W. Lafayette Boulevard. Boasting 24,000 square feet, two bowling lanes and additional amusement offerings, the urban location will provide local city-dwellers and visitors in downtown Detroit with the same access to golf and regalement less than an hour away.

Five Iron Golf Shelby Township, located at 50773 Corporate Dr., will offer seven TrackMan simulators, custom club fitting by The Fitting Lab, a putting green, and the quintessential Five Iron Golf entertainment offerings including a full-service bar and restaurant, widescreen TVs, shuffleboard, and more in the 6,000 square-foot space. Set to provide a distinctive atmosphere that combines energy, playfulness, and comfort, the new location will have something for everyone, including casual play, private lessons, leagues and events –– both private such as birthdays and bachelor(ette) parties, as well as corporate gatherings, retreats and happy hours.

Reshaping modern golf culture across the country, Five Iron Golf offers a reimagined, high-tech, inclusive golf experience complete with a wide array of activities for both golfers and non-golfers alike. Originating in New York City in 2017, the company has since expanded to Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New York City, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. with additional locations opening in Boston and Cincinnati in 2022. 

For more information, visit Five Iron’s website or follow along on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter.

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