Golf News Roundup December 9, 2020
In the news this week: LochenHeath GC goes private; New Clubs From Cleveland and Srixon; Yardage and Greens Map Guides From “The Book”; Deals At Mystical Golf; More.
LochenHeath Goes Private
Traverse City, Michigan – LochenHeath Golf Club, one of Northern Michigan’s premier golf destinations, announces the acclaimed property has officially transitioned into an exclusive private club experience. Beginning in 2021, local and national members and their guests will enjoy the club’s exceptional array of privileges and amenities.
Founded in 2001 and designed by renowned course architect Steve Smyers, Lochenheath has been growing its membership steadily over the years, while allowing the public the opportunity to experience the scenic layout.
Lochenheath members enjoy a full lifestyle experience beyond golf through luxury amenities, including one of the finest restaurants in the region with unparalleled views of Lake Michigan, outdoor dining, firepits, nearby walking/biking paths, fishing, lake access and elegant cottages equipped with four bedroom/four bath suites that are perfect for member/guest getaways.
LochenHeath is accepting limited applications for private membership. For more information, please contact LochenHeath Golf Club at (231) 938-9800 or visit www.lochenheath.com.
New Woods From Srixon
Srixon has released a new line of woods.
The ZX7 Driver, ZX Fairway Woods, and the ZX Hybrids comes standard with the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft, while the ZX5 Driver features the Project X HZRDUS EvenFlow Riptide Shaft. Every model in the new ZX Woods family features the Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Grip.
Key Innovations Inside ZX Woods:
- Rebound Frame – By focusing more energy into the golf ball, Rebound Frame’s unique structure increases ball speed and distance on every shot, especially center-face impacts.
- Lightweight Carbon Crown – A 15% larger carbon crown repositions mass low, pushing MOI up and increasing forgiveness.
- Adjustability – A single weight port in the ZX5 Driver and two weight ports in the ZX7 Driver allows for adjustments to CG or swing weight, while an adjustable hosel provides variation in loft, lie, and face angle.
- Crown Step – Featured in the ZX Fairway Woods and ZX Hybrids, the stepped crown lowers the center of gravity to optimize launch and increase MOI.
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Cleveland Golf Unveils Cleveland CBX 2 Black Satin Finish
UNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2020 – Golfers have come to love the Cleveland CBX 2 wedge for its combination of spin, control and forgiveness. There’s even more to love with the addition of the stylish, all-new Black Satin finish. The Cleveland CBX 2 Black Satin officially launches in North America on December 18, 2020.
The Cleveland CBX 2 changed the golf industry’s approach to wedge design. For far too long, wedges have been designed for the world’s best players at the expense of the everyday golfers who define the sport. That’s why the Cleveland CBX 2 is a forgiving, cavity back wedge built with the everyday player in mind. It features tour wedge technologies that you would expect from Cleveland Golf, but it is loaded with forgiveness so everyone can take advantage of those developments in design. With the addition of the Black Satin finish, players can upgrade their style points on the course as well.
Chip Beck and Jake Thurm To Host Live PerfectMotion Seminar
PGA TOUR veteran Chip Beck and Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Jake Thurm, along with PerfectMotion® CEO Rich Kosowsky, will host a unique and informative live webinar on Monday, December 14, at 12 PM Eastern. During the event, viewers of the Zoom webinar will have the opportunity to share their swings with Beck and Thurm via the PerfectMotion® App for instant LIVE analysis and personalized instruction.
To participate and receive free swing analysis from Beck or Thurm, install the PerfectMotion® app from the link on https://perfectmotion.io, register, select Jake Thurm or Chip Beck as your coach then take some swings in front of your phone. Your swings will be automatically available during the event.
The PerfectMotion® app allows golfers to train anywhere, anytime, with or without a ball, while receiving expert guidance on every swing and putt. To start improving, golfers simply place their phone on the ground angled up toward them and make swings with a driver, iron, wedge, or work on chips and putts. The app uses proprietary artificial intelligence to track the golfer’s body motion and instantly determine their key swing issue. The app then calls up professional video instruction that addresses the golfer’s specific issue and helps eliminate it. Subscription users can have the PerfectMotion®-affiliated coach of their choice evaluate their PerfectMotion®-created MotionMaps and provide detailed, personalized lessons.
“The Book” By PuttView Named Preferred Yardage And Greens Map Book Of AmateurGolf.com
WILMINGTON, DE — AmateurGolf.com, one of the most respected names in competitive golf, has endorsed “The Book” by PuttView as the preferred yardage and greens map guide for its tournaments and thriving community of players.
PuttView, golf’s leader in utilizing technology to help players improve their performance on the green, introduced “The Book” in July and it has taken the market by storm. Players at all levels of the game are flocking to “The Book,” which provides two views of each green and a yardage book hand-built by former Division I collegiate players and coaches.
The Book’s easy-to-read thermal view uses color to allow players to quickly see ridges in greens and possible hole locations. The detailed view supports green reading with arrows and contours shown at the maximum level allowed within the rules of golf, helping players quickly process vital information.
Yardage books feature fairway arrows when the slope exceeds 4 percent, carry and runout distance, elevation change and distance rings, among other valuable information.
Both the greens maps and yardage books are fully compliant with all USGA and R&A rules.
PuttView offers greens maps for more than 8,000 courses – a number that is growing daily – and yardage books for 30,000+ layouts across the globe (Search For Your Favorite Course).
AmateurGolf.com is geared towards players who are serious about taking their game to a competitive level, whether that means winning the fourth flight of the club championship, or qualifying for the US Amateur. At its core, AmateurGolf.com provides the world’s most comprehensive tournament database, and it provides tournaments large and small with a highly effective way to publicize and promote their events. AmateurGolf.com also runs a 15-tournament tour.
For more information on PuttView, visit www.PuttViewBooks.com.
Limited Edition Stability Tour Black Putter Shaft
Richardson, TX – Breakthrough Golf Technology introduces the new Stability Black, a Barney Adams Limited Edition putter shaft. In the spirit of Ely Callaway and Karsten Solheim, Barney Adams is one of golf’s great icons. This shaft is an ode to his devotion to the game and his passionate contribution to the industry.
This premium putter shaft is designed with a stealth black matte shaft and glossy branding. Each shaft will come with an authentication card and have a holographic, numbered seal to ensure its authenticity making it a true unique piece of art.
Stability Black was built on the tour design platform; it will play and perform like the Stability Tour; which has a diameter and balance point closer to conventional steel.
- Complete blackout looks to eliminate all distractions.
- Each shaft is numbered with a holographic seal to ensure its authenticity
- Stability Black built on the Stability Tour chassis
- Stealth, streamlined look
- Better golfers can replace their steel shaft without appreciably changing the balance of the putter
- Similar balance point and flex profile of steel
- Exceptional accuracy and distance control
- Stability Black is a Limited-Edition model and will retail for $299.99
Read GolfBlogger’s Stability Putter Shaft Review
Volvik Holiday Bundle
Volvik offers a special holiday bundle offer:
two dozen VIVID golf balls – the #1 matte-finish ball in golf – for only $55, through Jan. 4, 2021.
Volvik’s VIVID golf balls are available in these bright patented matte-finish color options: green, red, orange, yellow, pink, blue, white and purple – and can be purchased on Volvik.com.
Mystical Golf 2021 Stay and Play Packages
Mystical Golf – showcasing “Myrtle Beach’s finest 54 holes of golf” on its acclaimed Witch, Man-O-War and Wizard designs – is offering two outstanding stay-and-play packages perfect to enjoy its three layouts highlighted by the best course conditions in the region.
With Mystical Golf’s longtime substantial annual investments in overseeding with Ryegrass emulating the agronomic practices of top echelon courses like Augusta National, visitors will discover “wall to wall” emerald green fairways, rough and putting surfaces as opposed to the usual dormant brown conditions found on most courses during colder months.
Mystical Golf guests will also enjoy the superb results of its recent comprehensive $750,000 renovation. The 142 bunkers on all three layouts have been completely rebuilt and now display vibrant, eye-catching white sand creating an incredible contrast with the brilliant green fairways and greens.
From January through May, Mystical Golf’s three-day Gold Package starts at $103 (per person, per day, taxes included). The offer features three rounds with cart on each of the acclaimed Mystical Golf layouts (plus one additional complimentary afternoon round), three nights’ lodging in well-appointed three-bedroom villa (four beds), free IHOP breakfast daily (available 24 hours per day), and a gratis steak dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse (includes non-alcoholic beverages, taxes).
Other packages are also available.