Golf News Roundup May 24, 2021
In recent golf news are bits from V1 Sports, Cobra Golf, Big Max, Precision Pro and GolfPass/GolfNow
Innovative V1 Game App Named “Best Golf App for Apple Watch”
GolfPass Lauds V1 Game’s Strokes Gained Data, Auto Shot Tracking and Detection
Novi, MI – V1 Game, the innovative mobile app from V1 Sports that delivers on-course GPS and robust post-round performance analytics (including numerous Strokes Gained statistics), has been named Best Apple Watch Golf App for 2021 by GolfPass.. The app also captured the top spot in several sub-categories, including auto shot tracking, strokes gained data, and auto distance measuring.
In addition to greatly enhancing the ability of an Apple Watch on-course, V1 Game can also transform a mobile phone into a golfer’s personal caddie, game performance tracker and pocket golf coach. V1 Game’s powerful GPS data provides accurate yardages to greens, hazards and landing zones to help you navigate the course like a professional. After a round is completed, V1 Game’s intuitive performance analysis technology provides a wealth of articulated statistics that reveal the user’s strengths, weaknesses and paths to improvement. With unique features such as Virtual Caddie and Virtual Coach, the sky’s the limit on GPS- and A.I.-powered game improvement. What’s more, V1 Game functions without the need for wearables, attachments or any external hardware other than a smartphone or Apple Watch.
Cobra Golf Introduces First Line of 3D Printed Multi-Material Putters
3D Printed Multi-Material Construction, High MOI design, with SIK Face Technology & COBRA Connect’s Data Tracking, Deliver An Industry First; Taking Putter Performance & Design To The Next Level
Carlsbad, Calif. (May 19, 2021) – COBRA Golf announced their first foray into the putter world in 2020, when they partnered with HP to become the first OEM to launch a commercial, 3D printed metal putter with the limited-edition KING SuperSport-35. Today, COBRA announced its official entry into the putter market with the KING 3D Printed Series – its first complete line of 3D Printed multi-material putters.
The putters feature a 3D printed nylon lattice cartridge created using HP’s advanced Multi-Jet fusion printing technology. The 3D printed lattice structure optimizes the weight distribution within the putter chassis to deliver a high MOI design for enhanced stability and roll performance in three distinct models – The GrandSport-35 (OS Blade), SuperNova (OS Fang), and the Agera (OS Mallet).
The KING 3D Printed Putter Series is the result of a multi-year collaboration between COBRA and HP that began with the launch of the LE SuperSport-35 putter. Since then, COBRA engineers have worked with HP to transition from Metal Jet (metal 3D printing) to Multi-Jet (Nylon) 3D printing to capitalize on the weight-saving benefits of nylon(which is about half the mass of aluminum). The intricate 3D printed lattice cartridges cannot be produced using traditional manufacturing methods and are crucial to creating discretionary weight and creating the highest MOI possible in each putter model. In addition to optimizing weight, the lattice cartridge serves as a supporting structure to the body and damps vibrations and fine tunes sound. Each model features a steel chassis, a forged aluminum crown, tungsten weights, and a SIK Face Insert to deliver unmatched stability and roll consistency on every putt.
COBRA partnered with SIK Golf to employ their patented Descending Loft Technology (DLT), which features four descending lofts on the face to produce a consistent launch angle and roll for different putting styles and stroke consistencies. COBRA engineers utilized the SIK’s DLT to create COBRA’s version in a 6061 aluminum insert which gives the advantage of weight savings and soft, yet crisp feel at impact.
Using HP’s proprietary 3D Printing Technology combined with SIK Golf’s DLT has enabled COBRA to introduce a revolutionary putter line that changes the way putters are designed and advances performance in the putter category.
AWARD WINNING EUROPEAN LASER LANDS IN U.S.
From the same stable as Europe’s #1 push cart brand BIG MAX, new Laser Rangefinder brand ZOOM is introducing its award winning first model to the U.S. market. The ZOOM Focus X has swept the board in European media awards over the past 12 months with its combination of premium features, high quality build and a surprisingly affordable price. With its introduction to the U.S. market this debut brand is set to show golfers across the U.S. that European design and premium features need not break the bank.
Based around high class optics, the Focus X has six times magnification, 600m range and continuous flagpole scanning mode that makes picking up a target quick and simple. When the target is found the flagpole lock icon appears and the unit’s vibration mode kicks in to confirm acquisition. Distances, that can be displayed in meters or yards are accurate to +/- 0.5m and are shown in a clear, easy to read format making the Focus X incredibly easy to use. In addition. the eyepiece of the unit is adjustable, bringing the view into focus for a wide variance of eyesight.
The Focus X further adds to its list of premium features with a Slope adjusted distance option that measures distances adjusted to compensate for the elevation of the target. So whether aiming for a flag 20 ft downhill or at the top of a 15 degree slope, the Focus X will deliver the actual distance to the target as well as the distance golfers should be hitting for accurate shots. The Slope feature is simply turned on or off with a button on top of the unit to make it eligible for tournament play.
To keep the Focus X working when you need it, the product features a rechargeable lithium battery with an automatic cut off after 8 seconds of non-use. The battery will last for 40+ rounds of golf, but to be certain not to get caught out, the view finder includes a low battery indicator to keep the need for a re-charge in sight.
In addition to the long list of premium features, the pocket size Focus X is a stylish, lightweight design that looks fantastic in either white or charcoal and comes with a robust carry case to keep the unit safe and accessible when not in use.
Designed for the best premium experience at an affordable price, the Focus X from ZOOM delivers everything a golfer could need from a rangefinder. At an MSRP of just $229 every golfer can benefit from the best rangefinder technology, letting them Focus on their Game by investing in a ZOOM Focus X.
ZOOM Focus X is available at leading golf retailers nationwide.
For more information visit www.zoomgolf.net
GolfNow and GolfPass Join Youth On Course To Award 2021 Scholarships
GolfPass and GolfNow, in partnership with Youth on Course awarded college scholarships to Michelle Kashia Yang and Viveka Kurup. The two will each receive $20,000 award, which will be administered as $5,000 payments for every year they are enrolled at their intended university.
Michelle Kashia Yang (Woodbury, Minn.), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Intended Major: Marketing and Finance
Woodbury, Minn.-native Michelle Kang has earned recognition as the 2021 Youth on Course GolfNow Scholar. Her outstanding high school achievements include being named an AP Scholar with Distinction, four years of service as Student Council President, serving as Concertmaster on her school orchestra, and honored as Player of the Year and Top All Conference for the Woodbury High School Girls Golf Team. Kang will continue her studies and golf career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Viveka Kurup (Redwood Shores, Calif.), Bucknell University
Intended Major: Computer Science
2021 Youth on Course GolfPass Scholar Viveka Kurup of Redwood Shores, Calif., will join the women’s golf team at Bucknell University this fall. As a decorated high school player, Kurup served as Captain of the Carlmont High School Girls Golf Team for four years and won the school’s Hall of Fame award during her sophomore and junior years. She recorded wins across several Northern California Junior Tours and served as a staff writer for her school newspaper, receiving a Best of SNO Journalism award for her work.
Precision Pro Golf Unveils R1 Smart Rangefinder
Proprietary MYSLOPE™ Technology Provides Personalized Slope Calculations
(CINCINNATI) – Precision Pro Golf – a technology company that creates innovative products to help golfers of all skill levels enjoy the game more – announces the R1 Smart Rangefinder, the company’s most-advanced model to date, is now available for preorder at www.precisionprogolf.com.
The R1 features game-changing MYSLOPE™ technology, the first-ever personalized slope calculation that creates an adjusted distance specific to a player and their environment. The patented MYSLOPE™ algorithm combines a player’s unique ball data (launch angle, ball speed, spin rate) with environmental variables (temperature, altitude, humidity, etc.). The result is a game-changing level of accuracy applied to every course, club, and swing for a number specific to every player.
The R1 ($319.99) does not require players to look at or use their phones during a round of golf. Instead, data is seamlessly relayed via Bluetooth from the Precision Pro Golf app (available for iOS and Android) to the unit, where all figures and measurements are displayed through the viewfinder. Beyond providing actual and MYSLOPE adjusted distances, with a push of a button the R1 will display yardages to the front, middle and back of the green. MYSLOPE functions can be easily disengaged for USGA-conforming play via a toggle on the side of the rangefinder.
As with Precision Pro Golf’s other popular rangefinders, crystal clarity is achieved through the enhanced LCD display, which provides 6x magnification to ensure golfers always find their target. Additional features of the R1 include:
- Wind Assist™ – Lets the golfer know how wind might potentially impact the distance of each shot
- Find My Precision Pro – Notifies the golfer when their rangefinder is missing and reminds them to secure it when the round is over
- GPS Distances – Slope-adjusted distances to the front, center, and back of the green
- Target Acquisition Technology – Makes it simple to lock on a target, even with shaky hands
- Pulse Vibration – Delivers a short burst to ensure players are shooting the flag and not at another target
- Magnetic Cart Grip – Easily sticks to the cart, clubs or any other metal object
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