Golf News May 11, 2024

In golf news this week are items from TRUE, Bridgestone, Puma Golf, Club Champion and more.

Garmin S70 On Sale

The excellent Garmin S70 is on sale as of this writing.

I did a review of this watch last season, giving it at A+. I use it on every round and on most days as my off-course watch. In addition to its watch functions, it tracks a wide variety of useful health data, as well as delivering pertinent notifications without my having to dig my phone out of my pocket.

Garmin S70 Review On GolfBlogger.

TRUE linkswear Launches the Durable Lux G Golf Shoe to Consumers

‘Golf, Rinse, Repeat’ campaign proves new model handles all weather conditions.

Tacoma, Washington – TRUE linkswear (TRUE), creator of ultra-comfortable, modern golf footwear designed for walking on and off the course, is excited to announce the release of its newest golf shoe, the Lux G. Now available for sale as the brand’s first new footwear model for 2024, the Lux G kicks off a campaign welcoming golfers to ‘golf, rinse, repeat’ which includes its first waterproof women’s model.

The Lux G was designed with style and performance in mind. The TOUR-level model includes a multi-material composition that ensures comfort, durability, and waterproofing. TRUE includes a two-year warranty on every Lux G shoe. The sole’s mountaineering-grade rubber and TOUR-level tread system ensure stability and trust in every swing.

Taking shoe technology to the next level of style and function, TRUE improved its signature Neoprene easy-on collar for a secure, comfortable sock-fit at the top. Designers took great care in implementing comfort in every level of the shoe. The Wanderlux midsole provides a supportive yet cushioned ride. A padded heel lock system  to ensure stability throughout the swing  and an Achilles heel pad prevents rubbing or any bothersome friction. An antimicrobial EVA comfort insole is essential for long walks on the course.L

Lux G models are available in men’s and women’s, with an MSRP $175. Colors Available: Black, Grey, White, women’s exclusive Soft Rose.

For more information on TRUE and its new products, visit www.truelinkswear.com.

BRIDGESTONE GOLF SUPPORTS US MILITARY WITH NEW e12 PATRIOT PACK

Celebrating 20 Years of Supporting TEE IT UP FOR THE TROOPS with Limited Edition 15-ball box

COVINGTON, Ga. – (May 7, 2024) – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, today introduced a new Limited Edition e12 CONTACT Patriot Pack in support of Tee It Up for the Troops. Including fifteen e12 CONTACT golf balls, each emblazoned with an American flag graphic, the Patriot Pack comes in a striking red, white, and blue box that any true patriot will appreciate. A portion of all proceeds from this unique offering benefits Tee It Up for the Troops.    

Tee It Up for the Troops is a national non-profit organization that has donated over $16 million to programs that aid US veterans and help them heal and make the difficult transition to civilian life. Through their REUNION outreach program, Tee It Up for the Troops provides support in multiple key areas of need for veterans and their families including Treatment of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Employment, Sports and Recreation, Family and Caregiver Support, and Housing.

Bridgestone’s e12 CONTACT Patriot Pack is available at select retail locations today and features a price of $34.99 per 15-ball pack.

Stewart Golf Launches Q Follow Carbon Range Golf Carts

Three Stunning New Finish Colors Available

Gloucester, U.K. (May 9, 2024) – Stewart Golf has introduced the Q Follow Carbon Range, an exquisite addition to its acclaimed product line up. The Carbon Range features three stunning new finishes: elegant and radiant Red Carbon, striking electric Blue Carbon, and the understated elegance of Raw Carbon.

The durability of the Carbon Series is unparalleled, thanks to the application of Cerakote® thin-film ceramic technology. This not only fortifies the trolley’s exterior but also boosts the rigidity of its structural components. Cerakote®, produced in the USA, leads the market in liquid ceramic coatings, renowned for its use in demanding sectors such as aerospace, military, and automotive.

Like other Q Follow models, the new Carbon Range features the company’s award-winning follow capabilities, which allow golfers to walk the course hands-free, with the cart following behind, via remote control technology. It also excels in convenience, featuring a compact, easily foldable chassis that has been celebrated as “the easiest to fold and carry” by MyGolfSpy. The trolley’s innovative folding mechanism includes a central carry handle for one-handed lifting, while its patented automatically folding stabilizer allows for ease of storage, perfect for saving space in the car trunk or garage.

Accolades for the Q Follow include Editor’s Choice awards from Golf Monthly and Today’s Golfer. Three Stewart Golf products were named in Golf.com’s “Best of Everything” list. In its latest product test, MyGolfSpy described the follow capabilities as “flawless.”

Mark Stewart, CEO of Stewart Golf, said, “We are immensely proud to launch the Q Follow Carbon Range. The three new finishes are stunning and elevate the experience of owning a Stewart cart to new levels.”

The Q Follow Carbon Range is priced from $3,749 and features a 36-hole battery and two-year warranty.

For more information access the Stewart Golfwebsite:  https://www.stewartgolfusa.com/.

TRUE linkswear Launches New Spring Apparel

Staples for summer play, TRUE releases two luxurious pants, most comfortable hoodie, and ladies quarter-zip.

Tacoma, Washington – TRUE linkswear (TRUE), creators of ultra-comfortable, modern golf footwear for walking on the course and off, announces new spring apparel featuring the Future Staples Hoodie, the Lux Jogger and Lux Chino pants for men, and the first women’s essential All Day Quarter Zip. Steeped in the style and spirit of the Pacific Northwest, the new clothing pieces fit perfectly into any wardrobe.

Future Staples Hoodie:

The FS-Hoodie was derived from uncompromising innovation; the perfect mid-weight layering piece both on and off the course, it features the perfect blend of materials to be worn in any condition. Step onto the course in the early-morning drizzle and feel confident you’ll stay dry until the sun comes out – and when it does, the naturally breathable nature of the hoodie ensures comfort and mobility throughout the remainder of the round. As Hoodies continue to grow and become a mainstay on the course, the FS-Hoodie is that perfect piece that looks just as good off the course as well and allows a seamless transition from the links to everyday life.

Lux Chino

Crafted with a premium, four-way stretch TRUEsoft fabric, the Lux Chino is designed with ultra-soft comfort and adaptive versatility in mind. Featuring a tailored, reverse pleated leg, this trouser provides the perfect blend of class and superior comfort, making the Lux Chino your new go-to from office to course. A stretch waist band with concealed draw strings create the ideal comfort with.

Lux Jogger

Designed with moisture wicking 4-way stretch TRUEsoft fabric, the Lux Jogger provides a perfect blend of ultra-soft comfort and adaptive breathability. Now featuring a stretch waistband, belt loops and a tailored fit, this jogger is built for performance but can be fashioned as a dress jogger––making this pant a surefire staple in your wardrobe.

Women’s All Day Quarter Zip

The Women’s All Day Quarter Zip compliments every outfit and is the perfect entrance into the lady’s apparel market. The new piece is sustainable, comfortable, and stylishly ready to fit into any existing wardrobe. Currently available in three colors, black, white, navy, and in TRUE fashion, is comprised of 64 percent recycled polyester, 30 percent polyester, and six percent spandex.

PUMA GOLF INTRODUCES 2024 VOLITION AMERICA APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR

A Limited Collection Supports the Families of US Military Heroes and First Responders Through the Folds of Honor Foundation

Carlsbad, Calif. (May 6, 2024) – PUMA GOLF announced the 2024 Volition America collection of patriotic apparel, footwear, and accessories. Designed to honor US military veterans, a portion of all proceeds from the PUMA Golf x VOLITION AMERICA line will go directly to Folds of Honor Foundation, which supports the families of fallen American military heroes and first responders. The collection features patriotic red, white, and blue color patterns, as well as all the hi-tech materials and designs featured in mainline Puma gear. PUMA Golf x VOLITION AMERICA apparel will continue to be worn by PUMA staffers Gary Woodland, Kyle Westmoreland, JJ Spaun, and Kyle Berkshire, as well as LT Colonel Dan Rooney, CEO and Founder of Folds of Honor (https://foldsofhonor.org/).

The design features of the PUMA Golf x VOLITION AMERICA collection are not simply red, white, and blue and the American flag, but also bald Eagles, various camo patterns, and more. The apparel is also exceptionally refined, allowing men and women players of all types to show their patriotism in a tasteful way. And the PUMA x VOLITION AMERICA line is not something that is only appropriate for Memorial Day or The Fourth of July, it’s a line that can be worn all year long, allowing anyone to contribute to the cause 12 months a year.

Items in the PUMA x VOLITION AMERICA Collection include:

PUMA x VOLITION AMERICA MEN’S APPAREL

The PUMA x VOLITION AMERICA men’s apparel lineup offers a full collection of items including: Nine different polos sporting a variety of patriotic patterns ($75-$80); Hoodie with two color options ($95); Vest in camo ($90); Quarter-zip in camo ($95); Hoodie in two color options ($95); Cargo shorts in two color options ($80); One rope hat and one trucker cap ($40); Puma Ignite Innovate golf shoes ($190) in unique, white and camo colorway with Bald Eagle on the sole; Puma Fusion Crush shoes ($120) with red, white, and blue heel section and camo sole.  

PUMA X VOLITION AMERICA WOMEN’S APPAREL

The PUMA x VOLITION AMERICA women’s apparel lineup offers: Golf dress in deep navy ($100); Three polos with multiple color options ($65); Quarter-zip ($75); Golf skirt ($80).

All PUMA x VOLITION apparel is available today on pumagolf.com and at select retailers.

Club Champion Continues Rapid Expansion with Five New Markets in Q2

The custom club fitter is on track for 140 domestic studios by the end of the year

Willowbrook, IL – Club Champion, the globe’s top custom golf club fitter and builder, is adding more addresses to its impressive list of domestic studios. With four new studios and a store expansion in the last six weeks, the brand is continuing its dominance in the club fitting and golf club retail space. 

New studios are now open in Mequon, WI; Hanover, MA; Lake St. Louis, MO; and Pembroke Pines, FL. The existing Houston, TX location has also relocated to a larger space, proving demand in that market is rising. With plans to reach 140 studios by the end of 2024, Club Champion is well on its way to being in every state and every flourishing golf market in America. 

Since 2010, Club Champion has used components from over 65 brands, including names like Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, and many more to custom fit and build golf clubs for golfers all over the country and globe. The company delivers a Tour-level fitting that produces longer, more accurate shots with a nearly 100% satisfaction rate for golfers of any ability level.

Every domestic Club Champion studio features at least two indoor hitting bays with TrackMan launch monitors for analyzing performance, a SAM PuttLab system to find the perfect putter, and a build shop for repairing and assembling golf clubs by hand. The roughly 3,000 square foot spaces also include a demo matrix to display the head and shaft options that make up their 65,000 hittable combinations.

Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the 100 Best Club Fitters twelve years running, Club Champion has a unique coupling system used to combine any head and shaft together, so golfers hit the precise combination they’ll use on the course. They also hand-build all their custom orders to the tightest tolerances in the industry using a single builder system — every order stays with the same builder from start to finish. No assembly lines or inconsistencies can be found as a part of the Club Champion build standards.

More information can be found at clubchampion.com or by calling (888) 340-7820.

New PXG NX10 Slope Rangefinder Launched in Time for the Golf Season

PXG Expands Its On-course Offerings to Include New Rangefinder Technology

Scottsdale, AZ (April 16, 2024) – The NX10TM Slope Rangefinder is a brand-new offering from PXG and PrecisionPro. It is designed for golfers who demand accurate yardage measurements and want a reliable product built to last. This rangefinder boasts premium-quality construction and is trusted by top PGA TOUR caddies. 

The key features of the NX10 Slope Rangefinder include an accuracy of +/- 1 yard and a range of 999 yards. It also offers 6-times magnification and pulse vibration features, which add to its ease of use. The NX10 Slope Rangefinder works in yards and meters and has an Adaptive Slope with an external switch for tournament legality. The magnetic cart grip, crystal-clear HD LCD display, and water-resistant design further make this new rangefinder a convenient and effective tool for golfers in all playing conditions. 

The PXG® NX10 Slope Rangefinder comes with a 3-year warranty, surpassing the industry standard of two years. What’s more, it offers free batteries for the product’s life, with only the shipping cost needing to be paid. This commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unmatched and is what PXG is known for.

“PXG has been revolutionizing the golf hardgoods and apparel industry since they launched and they are a perfect partner for the NX10 Rangefinder collaboration,” stated Jonah Mytro, PrecisionPro Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer. “Their physical footprint with their PXG store locations, as well as their robust ecommerce/D2C strategy mean that this top-tier product can easily find its way into the hands of avid golfers, which is important to us.” 

The new PXG NX10 Slope Rangefinder is a fast and easy-to-use tool that quickly finds and locks in on your target. Available now. Visit www.PXG.com or a PXG Store to learn more and place an order.

The Indoor Golf Shop Announces PGA Championship Week Promotional Savings Event

Leading indoor golf retailer offers exclusive savings for peak golf season enjoyment

ELINA, Texas — To commemorate the season’s second golf major, The Indoor Golf Shop, a leading manufacturer of indoor golf equipment and home to the largest selection of residential and commercial indoor golf products online, is now offering exclusive PGA Championship Week savings across various product categories.

Offers found exclusively on ShopIndoorGolf.com include a timely opportunity to own a complete golf simulator package – featuring technology from the leading manufacturers such as Trackman, Foresight, and SkyTrak – with savings beginning at $2,000. Packages offer a complete done-for-you solution delivered to your doorstep inclusive of a launch monitor and software, projector, choice of hitting mat, landing pad turf, cables, and the SIG Series enclosure which features the SIGPRO Premium Impact Screen – voted Best Golf Simulator Screen by the team at MyGolfSpy. 

National Junior Golf Champ, Duke Golfer and Maryland Native Bryan Kim Scores Yearlong Sponsorship from ZIPS Cleaners

ZIPS Cleaners, a national chain of garment care providers offering low-cost, same-day dry cleaning and related services, announced today that it has become an official sponsor of U.S. Junior Amateur Champion golfer Bryan Kim. Kim hails from Brookeville, Maryland, near ZIPS corporate headquarters in Savage, Md. The partnership will support Kim as he travels to tournaments seeking to defend his title and expand into professional tournaments, including the upcoming U.S. Open in June. ZIPS sponsorship includes logo placement on Bryan’s tournament shirts as well as media appearances and a social media collaboration.

“ZIPS is proud to support Bryan and his career through our sponsorship,” said Mary Ann Donaghy, Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer at ZIPS. “We know a good many of our customers across the country are fans of all sports, including golf. And, being headquartered in the Baltimore-Washington area, it’s a unique honor to sponsor such an incredible local sports talent who represents the next generation of golfers. We wish him a successful season and look forward to an exciting year working together.”


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