Golf News Roundup – September 24, 2020
In this news this week: new irons, fairways and hybrids from Honma, apps from V1, Perfect Motion and Chirp, wedges from Cleveland, plus travel deals and apparel.
Honma Unveils TR21X Irons, TR21 Fairways and Hybrids to Complete the TR Family of Products
Honma has launched four new products to round out the TR family – TR21X Irons, the TR21 FTi “BIG-LB” Fairway Metal, TR21 F Fairways and TR21 H Hybrids. The TR21 line is targeted at competitive to mid-handicap golfers.
The new TR21 designs combine 60 years of expert Japanese craftsmanship with the cutting-edge construction. Honma’s TR21 and TR20 products combine beautifully-crafted looks, great sound, solid feel, fast ball speed and playability that makes the game easier and more enjoyable.
“With these exceptional new TR21 products completing our TR family, Honma offers more ways for golfers to experience our unique brand,” says Chris McGinley GM of North America. “Japanese brands are world-renowned for making forged irons preferred by discerning golfers. Honma delivers that special look-feel-performance combination across metalwoods, modern multi-material players distance irons and traditional solid forgings. If you are looking for something different yet pleasingly familiar, you owe it to yourself to give Honma TR a look.”
V1 Game Mobile App Unveils Groundbreaking A.I. Shot Tracking plus Game-Changing Virtual Coach and Virtual Caddie Features
V1 Sports (V1),creator of the industry-leading golf swing analysis software for teaching pros and golfers, has released a significant update to its innovative V1 Game mobile app that now includes A.I. Shot Tracking as well as Virtual Coach and Virtual Caddie functions to make the app one of the most versatile GPS, performance-tracking and comprehensive game-improvement platforms on the market.
With the V1 Game app, a mobile phone or Apple Watch becomes 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 these newest features, the sky is 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.
PerfectMotion™ App Speeds Golfers’ Improvement Through Continuous Expert Feedback
The PerfectMotion™ mobile app is a uniquely-personalized and immersive golf training system that allows golfers to quickly learn and feel correct body motion with every club through an innovative process of continuous expert feedback. With immediate feedback on every swing and putt, golfers learn to make adjustments until they groove proper technique. The end result is better contact, more accuracy and longer distance.
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 (AI) to track the golfer’s body motion and instantly determine their key swing issue. Common faults detected include motion faults like swaying, set-up and posture issues, tempo problems and excessive head motion while putting. The app then calls up professional video instruction that addresses the golfer’s specific issue and helps eliminate it.
Cleveland Golf Announces Two New RTX ZipCore FInishes
Cleveland Golf will introduce two new finishes for the RTX ZipCore: Black Satin and Tour Rack on October 2, 2020.
You can read GolfBlogger’s RTX ZipCore review at the link.
Another new option with this release is Cleveland’s Custom Sole Grind option. Start with any one of the RTX ZipCore soles and one of our master craftsmen will grind each wedge by hand to create that dream sole, just as they do for the best players in the world. The result: a unique wedge grind that is fully customizable to everyone’s short game.
“Tour Rack gives golfers the full tour-level experience,” said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf. “With the raw finish and custom sole and leading edge grinds, now any golfer can get their set of wedges built just like the guys on tour.”
In addition to the new Tour Rack is the RTX ZipCore Black Satin. This popular finish reduces glare for maximum performance in any lighting condition.
RTX ZipCore Black Satin and Tour Rack wedges are offered in a wide variety of lofts and sole grinds. The MID Sole grind is offered in 46 through 60 degrees, the LOW Sole grind is offered in 56 through 60 degrees, and the FULL Sole grind is offered in 54 through 60 degrees. The Tour Rack wedges are right-hand offerings only.
Cleveland’s RTX ZipCore Black Satin wedges are priced at $149.99 MAP, while the RTX ZipCore Tour Rack wedges are priced at $169.99. Both finishes come standard with True Temper’s new Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue shaft and Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet 360 grip.
Level Your Game Up with the Pro Path Putting Mirror
The Pro Path Putting Mirror from Back 2 Basics Golf is the training aid that 2020 Sony Open winner Cameron Smith credits with levelling up his game. And according to Back 2 Basics Golf, the company behind this innovative putting alignment mirror, golfers of every ability can experience the enjoyment of holing more putts with a few simple drills between rounds.
Designed by PGA pros Richard Woodhouse and Grant Field, this putting arc training aid features a curved, patent-pending stroke path on the putting mirror that represents a 15-degree natural arc. This provides real-time feedback for every putt and clear reference points for key positions for club and body throughout the putting stroke. By providing insight into core putting fundamentals, the Pro Path Putting Mirror brings consistency, better posture, greater control and improved accuracy to every golfer’s stroke whatever their skill level.
In addition to the mirror, putting path guide and alignment references for club and shoulders, the set comes with 4 staggered putting gates that gradually reduce in size. These can be used for simple drills to hone an improved stroke, while holes at the back of the mirror allow for tees to be positioned as a reference point for consistent lengths of putter back swing.
For more information please visit https://back2basics.golf or follow socially @back2basicsgolf
Plan A Great Coastal Getaway This Fall Or Winter at The Sea Pines Resort
Hilton Head Island’s top resort offers incentives and amenities for all ages
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (Sept. 8, 2020) – In an island destination that offers an abundance of outdoor, fresh air activities, The Sea Pines Resort is offering its best values of the season, during the most favorable weather of the year. The Sea Pines Resort’s Getaway Package wraps together great lodging and access to the many activities for which Hilton Head Island is famous.
The Getaway Package (available now through February 27, 2021) includes activities options from tennis to biking, golf for all ages, dinners, and food discounts, as well as a family portrait session on the beach.
Rates start as low as $158 per night for a minimum of four nights in a two-bedroom deluxe villa in the Plantation Club. The Getaway Package is valid for weekly or four-night minimum stays. The offer is blacked out during the Thanksgiving holiday week, November 20-27, 2020.
In addition to favorable room rates, the package includes:
- Dinner entrees for two (one time only; $60 value) at Fraser’s Tavern
- Lunch entrees for two (one time only; $30 value) at Fraser’s Tavern or Harbour Town Bakery & Café
- 10 percent discount on all other food at The Sea Pines Resort’s restaurants
- Complimentary golf at Heron Point for children 12 and younger with each paid adult round
- Preferred golf rates at The Sea Pines Resort’s championship golf courses, including Heron Point, Atlantic Dunes, and Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the RBC Heritage
- One complimentary family portrait session on the beach by Memory Lane Portraits and receive medium-sized digital files with every portrait purchased. (Minimum purchase required).
- Unlimited use of The Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center equipment
- Two hours of complimentary tennis per day at The Sea Pines Racquet Club
- Bicycles during entire stay for up to two adults
- 50% discount on H2O Sports boat rentals (available through November 19), private trimaran sailing charters, kayak tours, dolphin tours, Daufuskie Island shuttle, alligator and wildlife tours
- Wireless internet access in all accommodations
For more information about the Getaway Package, plus all the incentives and amenities included, visithttps://www.seapines.com/vacation-rentals/specials/fall-winter-getaways.aspx or call (866) 561-8802(promo code GETAWAY).
For The Holidays: Movetes Debuts Premiere Cashmere
Starting October 15, Movetes’ new washable, cashmere offerings – made of 70% merino wool and 30% cashmere – will be available on the web site at www.movetes.com.
- The All-Square cashmere jacket in deep rose or navy, with a two-way zipper front, side seam pockets, double layer rib trim, and logo embroidery at back hip (suggested retail price of $275)
- The Grace Color Trim Sweater features front patch pocket, double layer rib trim, and logo embroidery. The Grace is available in petal pink, English sky, and ivory (suggested retail price of $195)
Merging fashion and sport, the Movetes women’s lifestyle apparel brand started as a quest to design one shirt and has grown to become a full line of fashionable sportwear. Over 100 pieces are now available including tops and bottoms – from skirts, pants, sweaters and shirts—that seamlessly take women from golf course to cocktails.
The Movetes Spring 2021 collection debuts in December 2020.
For additional information or to place an order, access the web site at www.movetes.com.
Chirp App Offers Free-To-Play Golf Gaming
Chirp is a new app that lets users compete against their friends by wagering on the outcome of PGA Tour tournaments, rounds and shots. Chip is free-to-play and no risk.
To kick off every tournament, Chirp users are given $10,000 in Chirp credits, plus a $5,000 bonus per round. Users compete for prizes and can place wagers on key shots they’re watching on live televised coverage. Using an algorithm based on PGA Tour data, historic trends and player momentum, Chirp generates real-time betting lines for real-time action, along with traditional full-tournament, single-round, match-up, and prop bets.
You can find Chirp in Google Play and the Apple App Store.