Golf News Roundup June 26, 2021
Golf News for this week includes a new partnership between the Payne Stewart Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs; Myrtle Beach; Cobra; Club Champion; Puma and Ahead
Payne Stewart Kids Golf Partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Golf programming to be offered to thousands of kids for the first time
Brentwood, TN (June 23, 2021) — The Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation has entered into a long-term agreement with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America offering golf programming, instruction, and equipment to thousands of young kids across the country who attend Boys & Girls Clubs. Golf will now join the sports line up allowing all kids to experience and learn the basics of a game for a lifetime.
In 2021, five key markets will be selected to launch the introductory golf experience at select Boys & Girls Clubs. One of those markets will include a military base as well as an Indian Reservation. The plan is for 50 locations in 2022.
For more information about the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation please visit www.paynestewart.org.
Inaugural AmateurGolf.com Myrtle Beach Challenge to be Played September 9-11
54-Hole Event Will Attract High Level Amateur Golfers
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Golf Tourism Solutions tournament division will be hosting the first annual AmateurGolf.com Myrtle Beach Challenge September 9-11 at Prestwick Country Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The 54-hole, stroke play event, which will cater to high level amateurs, will have men’s and women’s divisions, with an emphasis on collegiate players and recent graduates looking to keep their game sharp. Men and women will each have an open division and a mid-am flight for players 25 and older.
All players must be at least 15 years old and have a handicap index of 5.0 or below. Entry into the tournament is $275 and the field will be capped at 120 players.
A Pete and P.B. Dye design, Prestwick Country Club is one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most underrated layouts. Prestwick plays 7,086 (74.6/140) yards from tips and was built to challenge elite players.
Prestwick is home to the railroad ties, pot bunker and rolling greens so often associated with the Dye name, and the layout will certainly identify the best player in the field.
The AmateurGolf.com Myrtle Beach Challenge is one of 11 events the GTS tournament division runs, including the World Amateur Handicap Championship and the Veterans Golf Classic.
For more information on the AmateurGolf.com Myrtle Beach Challenge, visit https://www.playgolfmyrtlebeach.com/amateurgolf-com-myrtle-beach-challenge/
Cobra Golf Releases New King Tec Hybrid
PWRSHELL Face Technology, Lightweight Carbon Crown, and an Adjustable Weighting System Create the Perfect Hybrid Club for Better Players
Carlsbad, CA (June 15, 2021) – COBRA® Golf, a leader in golf club innovation, unveiled today the new KING TEC Hybrid ($279), the newest addition to their KING players’ family.
The KING TEC Hybrid is the only hybrid in COBRA’s lineup to feature a PWRSHELL Face design (also featured in the latest RADSPEED irons). The innovative design utilizes a thin, forged 455 stainless steel L-cup insert that is hyper-flexible to promote faster ball speed and higher launch across the face. In addition, the KING TEC hybrid features a Carbon Fiber Crown that saves 10g that are repositioned low and back within the clubhead to lower CG.
To optimize performance for an even wider range of golfers, the KING TEC Hybrid features an Adjustable Weight and Loft System. COBRA’S MYFLY hosel features 8 settings which can be adjusted up to + or -1.5 degrees (including 3 draw settings), allowing players to dial in their preferred launch and spin performance.
For more information on the King TEC Hybrid and all of COBRA’s state-of-the-art products, visit www.cobragolf.com.
82 Club Champion Locations Named To America’s 100 Best Clubfitters List By Golf Digest
Chicago-based fitter earns top club fitting recognition for tenth consecutive year
Willowbrook, IL – Club Champion’s entire roster of studios was named to Golf Digest’s 2021-22 America’s 100 Best Clubfitters list! Since the prestigious biennial ranking’s inception in 2011, the custom club fitter has been included by Golf Digest as one of the top places to visit for custom fitting services in the United States.
Club Champion is the nation’s top fitter, builder and retailer of the best brands in golf. The company delivers a Tour-quality fitting experience for golfers of any ability level with over 50,000 hittable head and shaft combinations. The 82 award-winning Club Champion fitting studios can be found in major markets across the country, with plans to expand even further in 2021.
The entire list of Best Clubfitters can be found here: www.golfdigest.com/story/clubfitter-directory-americas-best-clubfitters.
For more information on Club Champion’s offerings or to schedule a fitting, please visit www.clubchampiongolf.com
Puma Golf Launches New GRYLBL Collection
CLOUDSPUN GRYLBL blends elevated silhouettes, perfect fit and our softest performance fabric. Made for golf, made for life, and all the unexpected areas in between.
CARLSBAD, California (June 22, 2021) – PUMA’s new GRYLBL Collection continues the latest in golf fashion trends with its sleek, minimalist designs for the ultimate high-end athleisure look. GRYLBL features PUMA’s innovative CLOUDSPUN performance fabric blend—known for its exceptional comfort and versatility on and off the course. Created with everyday wear in mind, the collection showcases simple designs with subtle branding to highlight the finer details of each piece.
PUMA’s GRYLBL Collection includes a tee ($44), a polo ($68), a hoodie ($84), a ¼ zip ($78), and a short ($68), all in muted, neutral colors aimed at stylish, daily wear. Each piece is designed with light, tonal branding and minimal logos to create an elevated, casual look, with the same functionality of performance gear. Perfect for on the course, at home and everywhere in between, the CLOUDSPUN GRYLBL makes getting dressed the easiest part of the day.
For more information on GRYLBL and PUMA Golf’s entire 2021 apparel collection, please visit pumagolf.com.
Ahead Rolls Out 2022 Apparel Line
Ahead’s men’s seasonal offering includes three new men’s collections, introducing first-time colors paired with timeless hues to provide an elevated yet athletic look. A vibrant combination of raspberry, black and carbon come together in a well merchandised collection highlighted by the Berkshire, a chest stripe tying all of the colors together.
In addition to the Dillon multi-stripe and Vineyard grapevine tone-on-tone print, the collection goes to the next level with the Cocktails polo, a craft cocktail-themed microprint of vodka bottles, martini glasses, and olives. Chuck Lord, ahead’s chief creative officer, said the company has found a popular niche with the microprint shirts as they’re viewed as a fun wardrobe addition to complement the sport’s more traditional look.
The second men’s offering sees a light blue aptly named haze with a light coral palisade grounded with true navy. The Cascade brings the current tie dye trend to a golf polo with the tie dye pattern of haze and navy crossing the chest and accented by a bolt of palisade and is the highlight piece of the group.
The third collection marks the debut of two new colors for men – dusk (purple) and spray (teal). Combined with steel, the collection features solids, stripes, and multi patterns for a sophisticated yet athletic appearance. The Havana, a muted plaid combining shades of dusk and steel and the Durango mini print in spray serve to anchor the group.
“We’re ushering in some new colors and adding some flair to our men’s shirts for Spring 2022,” Lord said. “One thing that resonates with our customers—‘Look good, feel good, play good.’ We’ve tried to cater to that mindset.”
Several new styles and colors have been added to ahead’s array of mid-layer options. The Firestone features a heathered camouflage print in both navy and white. Among the new outerwear options are two new attractive color combinations for the Campbell short-sleeve half-zip wind shirt—slate/carbon and stone/steel.
The t-shirt collection also has some exciting additions. The Chapman garment dye short-sleeve t-shirts is available in nine great colors, including a red called lobster, a nod to ahead’s New England roots. Spring ’22 also brings a long sleeve version to the best-selling “instant classic” t-shirt offering, engineered to get that well-loved look in just a few washings.
Two new Spring ’22 collections for Kate Lord focus on athleisure pieces that look equally attractive on and off the course. The first collection blends ballet (pink) with carbon, and features two eye-catching prints, a carbon snakeskin and a muted multi print featuring all of the colors in the group. Both prints are used throughout the collection in a multitude of fun yet wearable ways.
The second Kate Lord collection offers a feminine interpretation of camouflage in a shade of wearable lilac paired with white. The Pleasant View long sleeve overknit features flattering cinched ruching at the side seams while the Sedalia takes a white polo to the next level with unexpected hem detail utilizing a semi sheer fabrication.
Three new patterns make their debut for Spring ’22 in the Idalia sun shirt—tie-dye brush, cloud camo, and a brush plaid that offers a vibrant combination of pinks and oranges.
Ahead continues to set the bar for ladies’ lifestyle wear with the new Autumn full zip with ribbed detail on the sleeves and side panel.
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