Golf News Roundup Aug 21, 2021
In recent golf news are items from College Golf Experience, Cleveland Golf, Club Champion, Honma, Puma, PXG and Chervò.
College Golf Experience Announces New National Camp Locations
Leading the way for CGX in November is the University Athletic Association (UAA) Camp on November 6-7 at Reunion Resort & Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, and the West Coast Camp on November 20-21 at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, California. In addition, CGX will also hold a Mountain West Camp, December 18-19, at the Wigwam Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona, and an Ivy League camp January 22-23, 2022, back at Reunion Resort in Florida (Save the date).
Registration is now open for these CGX Camps at https://collegegolfx.com/camps/. Each camp includes 36 holes of simulated collegiate golf practice and tournament rounds, on-course lessons with college coaches, collegiate golf education seminars, skills challenges, meals, and special welcome gifts.
About College Golf Experience
College Golf Experience (CGX), established in 2021 with a first of its kind endorsement from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), empowers college coaches to showcase their programs via camps and other unique experiences while providing junior golfers unprecedented access to college coaches. CGX is committed to building value for college coaches and creating unique and transformational opportunities for youth athletes at all stages of development with an emphasis on aspiring collegiate student-athletes.
CGX camps will include informative seminars for both juniors and their parents, instruction, skills contests and simulated collegiate golf practice round and tournament experiences. The curriculum was created in tandem with the GCAA and their member coaches. CGX was founded by golf industry leader Joshua Jacobs, also the founder and CEO of TGA Premier Golf a leading provider of introductory and recreational based programs. TGA is on pace to register its 1,000,000th junior golfer in 2022.
Learn more at www.collegegolfx.com.
CLEVELAND GOLF INTRODUCES LAUNCHER XL HALO IRONS
Cleveland Golf announces the all-new Launcher XL HALO Irons, hybrid-style super game improvement irons designed to make the game of golf more fun. The Launcher XL HALO Irons officially launch in North America on Aug. 20, 2021 for graphite irons and Sept. 17, 2021 for steel irons.
The foundation of these new irons is the XL Head design, which increases MOI for improved forgiveness and shots that launch high and find their target. In fact, the Launcher XL HALO Irons feature a 17% increase in MOI compared to the previous generation of hybrid-irons.
Key Innovations Inside the Launcher XL HALO Irons:
- XL Head Design: The Launcher XL HALO Irons feature our highest MOI ever in a Cleveland Golf hybrid-iron. It’s maximum distance with maximum fun.
- Rail to V-Shaped Sole Design: Gliderail in the long irons gradually transitions to a V-Shaped sole in the short irons and ultimately, a three-tiered sole on the Dual and Sand wedges.
- MainFrame: Designed using Artificial Intelligence, MainFrame variable face technology increases ball speed while unique weight pad designs ensure maximum forgiveness across the face.
- Action Mass CB: An 8g weight placed inside the end of the grip delivers better balance for more control without extra effort.
- HiBore Crown Step: The stepped crown shape brings the height of the crown down, dropping the center of gravity and raising your launch in the process.
- Loft Specific Grooves: The 4i-7i lofts have wider, flatter grooves, while the 8i-SW lofts have closely-spaced, deeper, and higher spinning wedge grooves.
Club Champion Signs Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk is joining the Club Champion team as a brand ambassador! The Ryder Cup vice-captain, Major winner, 17-time PGA Tour winner, 3-time Champions Tour winner, FedEx Cup Champion, and “Mr. 58” himself will partner with the top custom fitting brand in a multi-year partnership.
Furyk brings more than a laundry list of golf successes to the Club Champion
ambassador team — he also brings a vast knowledge of golf equipment and
understands the benefits of custom fit golf clubs for every level of golfer.
Furyk joins fellow Major winners Jordan Spieth and Lexi Thompson on the Club
Champion ambassador team. Cameron McCormick, David Leadbetter, Paige Spiranac, Michael Breed and Louise Ridderström are also part of the Club Champion crew.
Honma Unveils the Versatile, Innovative TW-W21 Wedge Line
Precise CG locations and advanced sole options deliver distance and spin control
CARLSBAD, CA – Iconic Japanese equipment brand Honma Golf has released the T//World W21 (TW-W21) Wedge line. Showcasing precisely engineered center of gravity (CG) locations for optimal distance and spin control on shots around the green, this wedge line delivers responsive and consistent performance through seven strategic loft options.
Building on the performance benefits of the award-winning TW-W4 model, MyGolfSpy.com’s “2019 Most Wanted Wedge,” the TW-W21 Wedge introduces newly-engineered design features across a strong array of sole and bounce options to fit a wide range of golfers.
EXPERTLY CRAFTED PERFORMANCE
The classic club face made in mild soft steel with a satin, half-mirror finish, incorporates the premium brand’s proprietary CNC milling process to ensure unrivalled control is achieved. The milling pattern on the face provides exceptional levels of spin and stopping action on finesse shots around the green, while aluminum back inserts have replaced steel to allow discretionary weight to optimize the CG location.
The reverse taper blade design in the 56°, 58° and 60° lofts of the TW-W21 Wedge delivers a high CG that gradually increases in thickness from bottom-to-top, and laterally, from heel-to-toe, to ensure the ball grips to the club face longer, especially on high face strikes.
A flat blade design in the 48°, 50°, 52° and 54° lofted wedges creates a consistent thickness throughout for a mid-low CG, optimal spin and precise distance control on full shots. Three grinds deliver versatility for golfers seeking a wedge that performs at the highest level in varying turf conditions and angles of attack into the ball.
INNOVATIONS IN SOLE GRIND DESIGN
The I-Sole in the 48°, 50°, 52° and 54° lofts feature a slight trailing edge relief across the back of the blade for full sole performance with improved turf interaction at impact.
The C-Sole grind in the 56°, 58° and 60° lofts deliver aggressive heel and toe trailing edge relief with a flat bounce surface for shot making versatility. This grind suits those golfers who like to open the club face and use their skill and creativity around the green.
The S-Sole is available in the 58° and 60° higher-lofted wedges and features four-way relief for shot making with added forgiveness. Wider, fuller soles ensure this grind is effective across a variety of turf conditions, particularly from bunkers.
Visit www.honmagolf.com for more details on the TW-W21 Wedge line now available for purchase, $149.99, and Honma’s other families of beautifully crafted, luxury performance equipment.
PUMA GOLF ADDS TO STAR-STUDDED SHOE COLLECTION WITH PROADAPT Δ SPECTRA
New PROADAPT Δ Spectra golf shoes combine stable, lightweight cushioning with brilliant color and style for the ultimate look of greatness
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PUMA Golf unveiled its newest, elite golf shoe—the PROADAPT Δ Spectra ($250)—created in conjunction with PUMA’s ONLY SEE GREAT Campaign to celebrate moments of greatness in sports. The PROADAPT Δ Spectra combines the best of ADAPT stability technologies and a bright, graphic design—to highlight the power of extraordinary moments that bring meaning to the game.
The PROADAPT Δ Spectra features an upgraded design—with premium ADAPT foam in the heel for lightweight, stable cushioning, exceptional ground feel, and energy return. In addition, the topline chassis, which sits atop the ADAPT Foam, wraps around the heel for added torsional rigidity. The shoe’s outsole boasts Dual Density Tornado cleats and four PWRADAPT PODs in the heel, providing a solid connection with the ground. Made for everyone, the PROADAPT Δ Spectra boasts an ADAPTIVE FIT SYSTEM with a molded, inner comfort collar and an ADAPT-WRAP tongue that adjusts to any foot shape or size.
The PROADAPT Δ Spectra is styled with greatness in mind—the graphic that dawns the upper is aimed to inspire optimism, hope and community in the world through notable moments in sports. The upper is made with premium Atlantis leather and features a graphic inspired by bands of refracted color to represent seeing beyond the ordinary and creating meaningful moments on the course. Made for casual and professional golfers alike, the PROADAPT Δ Spectra shoes provide Tour-level comfort, stability, traction and fit in every swing.
PXG Lands 5 New Putters Featuring Distinctive Runway ReticleTM Alignment Aid
All-new PXG® 0211® Putters Help Golfers Lock on Target at a Killer Price
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (August 12, 2021) – Adding to an already impressive 0211 Golf Club lineup, PXG has introduced its all-new 0211 Putter series with five eye-catching designs. A mix of blade and mallet-style clubheads, PXG 0211 Putters sport flared cavities with a bold Runway ReticleTM alignment aid. The distinctive markings are designed to help players, even those new to the game, sink more putts from any distance.
The PXG 0211 Putter Lineup
PXG 0211 V-42TM Putter
Named after the notorious battlefield blade, the V-42 Putter is the only mid-mallet putter in the PXG 0211 Putter lineup. With a classic crescent shape and unique alignment aids, the V-42 Putter minimizes distractions and provides critical precision. Combined with a heel-shafted hosel, this putter helps golfers deliver the club face square, especially for those with a tendency to over rotate the clubhead at impact.
PXG 0211 BayonetTM Putter
A traditionally shaped blade with a surprisingly high MOI for a blade-style putter, the Bayonet Putter is one of the lightest putters in the 0211 lineup and is designed to deliver calibrated control. The PXG 0211 Bayonet Putter is paired with a plumber’s neck hosel to help golfers square the club face at contact. The Bayonet moniker is derived from the dagger-like weapon attached to the muzzle of a rifle.
PXG 0211 HellcatTM Putter
A smooth glider, the PXG 0211 Hellcat Putter is a heavy blade putter built for consistent control and ball speed. This putter appeals to golfers who prefer a traditional shape and heavier feel. Paired with a plumber’s neck hosel, the Hellcat Putter is ideal for golfers with a straight or slightly arced stroke and mild face rotation. The Hellcat Putter is named for the fighter aircraft known for its high-altitude agility and impressive combat capability.
PXG 0211 ClydesdaleTM Putter
The 0211 Clydesdale Putter is named after the Clydesdale horse, known for its unmistakable markings and considerable size. The longest of all the 0211 Putters from heel-to-toe, the Clydesdale Putter’s well-balanced, elongated design was engineered to deliver an extremely high MOI for a blade-style putter. The Clydesdale Putter incorporates a plumber’s neck hosel that helps golfers deliver the club head square and on target.
PXG 0211 LightningTM Putter
Named for the fighter aircraft famous for its speed, distinctive twin-engine design, and warfare versatility, the PXG 0211 Lightning Putter delivers extreme control for a stabilized approach on the green. As the heaviest putter in the PXG 0211 Putter lineup, the Lightning Putter delivers extreme stability and consistency. Its wide-body design creates space for a significantly flared dual-step geometry and bold Runway Reticle alignment aid to help golfers maintain focus and smoothly execute every putt. Paired with a double bend hosel, which creates a face-balanced hang angle, the Lightning putter is ideal for golfers who tend to push the ball.
Completing the PXG 2021 0211 Golf Club lineup, the new putters follow PXG’s long-held belief that golfers at every level and budget deserve to play with the world’s finest golf clubs. The PXG 0211 Putters offer game-changing performance at a killer price, and are now available for order in-person, over-the-phone, and online.
For more information or to book a golf club fitting, visit PXG.com or call 844.PLAY.PXG.
The Chervò and Movitra Eyewear Collaboration Provides a Clearer View for Golfers on the Course
– The two Italian luxury brands create stylish unisex special edition sunglasses that protect the eyes and sharpens vision on the golf course –
Chervó, the Italian luxury golf and sportswear brand, is collaborating with Milan-based eyewear company Movitra to create Otytus sunglasses, an exclusive model of sunglasses designed with the golfer in mind.
The development of Otytus’s golf-tuned lenses revolved around studies that have shown a predominance of two different light spectrums that can overwhelm the eye. With that, visual fixation, eye tracking and focusing suffer the consequences. The white ball reflects BLUE light, and the greens, fairways and trees reflect GREEN light. To compensate for the battle with light, the Otytus sunglasses feature a special Zeiss polyamide premium plum color anti-glare lens. For safeguarding the eyes, the Otytus lenses provide 100% UV protection.
One hundred percent made in Italy, the Otytus sunglasses also include an innovative frame that comes with a flexible bridge that can rotate, allowing the glasses to fold in on themselves, becoming completely flat. This unique folding mechanism allows the temples to protect the glasses from scratches or dents while tucked in a golf bag or in a pocket. Made with polyamide and a slender frame, the Otytus are extremely lightweight and incorporate a unique patented locking system to store them easily and safely.