Boccieri Golf Opens State-of-the-Art Research and Performance Center in Scottsdale
Through March 31, All Visitors Receive Free Putter Fitting and New Secret Grip
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – Boccieri Golf – maker of award-wining equipment such as the Tour-proven Heavy Putter – announces the opening of its state-of-the-art Research and Performance Center at 15816 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop in Scottsdale, where all visitors through March 31 will receive a free putter fitting and sample of the company’s new Secret Grip.
Coinciding with significant growth in demand for the entire portfolio of innovative Boccieri Golf products, the new 9,000 square-foot facility offers a variety of services for local and visiting golfers, including but not limited to:
Custom Club Fitting – Using the latest TrackMan, Foresight and Vector Pro launch monitors, Boccieri Golf representatives precisely analyze golfers’ swing characteristics and prescribe equipment for optimal performance; available in a variety of packages that cover every club in the bag
Science and Motion (SAM) Puttlab Analysis - Accurate ultrasound measurements of a player’s putting stroke are relayed to experienced fitters who use the data to determine specific putter characteristics that will improve performance; available for standard, belly and other long-shafted models
High-tech Lessons – Renowned instructors use video analysis to create full player evaluations
“This latest expansion of our business allows us to continue helping people improve their games by working hands-on with the die-hard golfing community in and around Scottsdale,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. “With the Research and Performance Center we’ve created a true equipment think tank where creative ideas will flourish and new concepts will be tested and brought to fruition.”
Operating under the direction of Stephen Boccieri, the new R&D laboratory will build on the company’s tradition of producing groundbreaking equipment. Products which meet its exceptionally high standards for commercialization may be added to the Boccieri Golf portfolio or become part of licensing partnerships with other top equipment manufacturers and retailers.
Boccieri Golf relocated its headquarters to Scottsdale in late 2011, following six successful years in Ridgefield, CT, where the company established itself as one of the golf industry’s most forward thinking brands. Its popular Heavy Putter collection and “Control Series” line of full-swing products were the first to integrate counterweight principals.
New for 2012, the company’s Secret Grip represents a technological breakthrough within its category. It was named among the “Top Products from the 2012 PGA Show” by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, among others. Features/benefits include:
Patented grip compound 40 percent heavier than standard, plus tungsten weight in the butt-end raises a club’s balance point, promoting consistently crisp contact, greater control and distance
Easy to install on clubs produced by any manufacturer for an instant boost in performance
Total grip length one-inch longer than standard, allowing players to choke-down further for improved play around the green or uneven lies
Built-up lower section often preferred by PGA Tour players makes additional grip tape wrapping obsolete
For more information or to book a fitting appointment please visit http://www.boccierigolf.com or call 888.788.8374.
About Boccieri Golf
Founded in 2005 by Stephen Boccieri, the company’s popular Heavy Putter collection and Control Series line of full-swing products were the first to integrate counterweight principals. This unique approach to club design is proven to benefit golfers of all skill levels, as strategically placed weight in the butt-end of the shaft produces a higher balance point to promote smoother, more repeatable swings from driver through putter.
Boccieri Golf equipment has played a key role in victories on the PGA, European, Champions, Nationwide, Asian, Canadian and European Challenge Tours. In addition, its products have received vast critical acclaim from a variety of respected golf and lifestyle media outlets.
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GolfLogix Surpasses 30,000 Courses Mapped with Precise GPS Technology
World’s No. 1 Golf App Boasts Industry’s Largest Course Library, Exact GPS Distances, Superior Image Quality, Pro-Level Stat Tracking
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) - GolfLogix - the No. 1 App for Golf and a global leader in GPS and club-tracking technology - announces that its industry-leading course library featuring precise mapping and color imagery has surpassed 30,000 courses worldwide with the addition of TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, ID.
Compatible with more than 60 smartphone models and endorsed by PGA Tour star Zach Johnson, GolfLogix provides accurate distances to the center of the green, yardage book quality hole imagery, scorekeeping and pro-level in-round stat tracking for free. At less than $20 annually, an upgraded Champion membership offers club tracking and distances to any location on a hole - including pin position, hazards and landing zones.
“For more than 12 years, we’ve employed cutting-edge technology to offer our members the largest, most up-to-date mapped course collection of any distance measuring resource,” says Pete Charleston, President of GolfLogix. “Whether it’s Zach Johnson’s home course at Elmcrest Country Club or the Bear Trap at PGA National, only GolfLogix reviews each property annually to confirm exact distances and adjust as necessary.”
Easily downloaded from http://www.GolfLogix.com or App Stores such as iTunes, Android Marketplace and BlackBerry App World, GolfLogix has more than 1.5 million members.
Starting in mid-2012, the GolfLogix app will feature instructional videos and tips from the Golf Digest teaching vault. As the software continuously captures a player’s stats during the round, personalized feedback, instant advice, tips and drills will be sent to his or her smartphone for review and comparison against previous rounds.
All GolfLogix levels include access to the Member Clubhouse, the No. 1 online golf community where millions interact through social forums, offer challenges to fellow golfers and maintain an indexed handicap. Personal web pages for each user also store performance statistics, so every round can be analyzed by fairways hit, greens in regulation, putting, shot trends and more.
For more information: http://www.GolfLogix.com, 877.977.0162.
The No. 1 App for Golf, GolfLogix boasts more than 1.5 million members on the world’s top-selling smartphones. Dedicated to offering consumers the most advanced GPS solutions with the best features, quality and price, GolfLogix helps improve individual performance.
Founded in May 1999, GolfLogix was the first to introduce handheld GPS to the golf industry and holds a U.S. patent for its unique GPS and Internet-based club tracking application. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, the company has been professionally mapping courses for more than 12 years and owns the largest, most up-to-date golf course database in the world.
In 2009, the rapid advance of smartphone technology led GolfLogix to develop and quickly capture the market with an easy-to-use application providing precise GPS distances. In addition, the software manages scorekeeping and stat tracking, then uploads them to an online clubhouse community where golfers can interact and compete with millions of other players worldwide. Now available on more than 60 different smartphone models, The No. 1 App for Golf offers maps for more than 30,000 courses globally.
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CHAMP SPIKES USED BY WINNER, SIX TOP-10 FINISHERS AT HONDA CLASSIC
(MARLBOROUGH, MA) – CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories – confirms the winner and six of the top-10 finishers at the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic relied on its renowned spikes, according to Darrell Survey.
Trusting the acclaimed ProStinger® model with its unique blend of metal and plastic traction technology, the champion claimed the world’s No. 1 ranking and captured his sixth professional title with a two-shot victory at PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. This marks the third consecutive PGA Tour event won by a player who chose CHAMP spikes.
“Our devotion to quality and improved performance is validated by the legions of top competitors on all major Tours worldwide that trust our cleats,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “Golfers of all skill levels benefit from the increased traction, stability and comfort CHAMP products provide.”
The #1 Brand on Tour® and choice of 27 of the last 33 major winners, CHAMP offers a wide range of technically-advanced spikes, including the new Zarma® with patented cushion technology. Beyond the cleat category, the company recently launched the Zarma FLYtee™. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering’s unrivalled 80-year heritage of industry-changing solutions, the FLYtee has quickly become one of the most-used tees on Tour. Made with durable, environmentally-friendly materials, its six-pronged head and shallow cup reduces friction, increases distance and improves accuracy.
With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world’s largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes. The company produces more than 140 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.
For more information: http://www.champspikes.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.
About CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide
Celebrating 80 years of unparalleled engineering innovations, CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide has been a pioneer in spike technology since it introduced the world’s first locking spike, SURE-LOK. The world’s largest manufacturer of replacement spikes specific to various sports, the company has produced several industry-changing systems under the CHAMP brand and has become the #1 choice of Tour golfers. Along with its signature Zarma® and ScorpionSTINGER™ spikes, the high-performance Zarma FLYtee™ was introduced in early 2011. With distribution in more than 100 countries, CHAMP/MacNeill is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, with offices in Europe and Asia.
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Club Glove Caddy Towel Used by Winner of Honda Classic
Major Champion Trusts Golf’s Original and Best Microfiber Towel
(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) – Club Glove® – a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of premium golf bags, club covers, travel bags, accessories and luggage – confirms that its renowned microfiber Caddy Towel was used by the winner of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic.
Trusting the popular green version of this award-winning product, the world’s new No. 1 ranked player claimed his sixth professional title at PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Favored by the game’s elite because its contoured surface is strong enough to remove dirt and debris from the club face, yet gentle enough to safely clean eyeglasses, the Caddy Towel ($19.95) is the only model that quickly and easily wipes away sunblock from a golfer’s hands.
“The Caddy Towel’s exceptional performance is validated week after week by the game’s best players, who trust it to help keep their clubs clean and hands gripping properly when tournaments are on the line,” says company founder Jeff Herold. “This same product is also available to consumers and corporate customers in 11 unique colors and a wide variety of personalization options.”
Featuring more than 5 million yards of microfiber strands, each towel can hold 300 percent of its weight in water. Easily distinguishable at all PGA Tour events by its waffle texture and contrasting stitched trim, the pro-sized Caddy Towel is available in a tandem package with a Pocket Towel that comes as a gift with purchase. A $10 value, the Pocket Towel measures 8 inches by 12 inches and is perfectly unobtrusive in a back pocket.
Winner of SCOREGolf’s 2011 “Surprise Product of the Year,” the ultra-lightweight towels are super absorbent and virtually lint free. They are available at thousands of the finest public and private facilities nationwide, including Sports Authority, Golf Galaxy, Golfsmith, PGA Tour Superstores, Edwin Watts, Academy Sports and Worldwide Golf.
Club Glove is also the No. 1 golf travel bag brand at all PGA and Champions Tour events. The Darrell Survey confirmed the company’s products are preferred by 90 percent of PGA Tour Players. Selected by six U.S. Ryder Cup teams, Club Glove’s high-end, Made-in-the-USA golf bags have been a fixture at green grass and off course shops for nearly a decade and are available in stand, cart and Sunday versions. The famed Last Bag was honored by Golf World magazine as one of the game’s “10 Best Innovations,” recognizing its extreme durability and practicality.
More information: http://www.clubglove.com or 800.736.4568.
About West Coast Trends, Inc.
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, West Coast Trends Inc. was founded in 1990. A worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of premium luggage, golf travel bags, stand bags, club covers and accessories, its products have been tested and approved by the world’s most demanding travelers, including pilots at all of the major airlines. The overwhelming choice of serious golfers, the company’s Club Glove® products are used by more than 90 percent of PGA and Champions Tour players.
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Special thanks to everyone who dropped by our booth at the Michigan Golf Show this week-end.
Over 1400 golfers filled out ballots at the Michigan Golf Show this week-end to win 4 rounds of Golf at Indianwood GCC in Lake Orion, MI, host of the 2012 US Seniors Open.
Over 140 golfers have joined the Bogey Golf Tour as of March 4th, 2012 and are entered into the draw to win 4 rounds of Golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed TPC Michigan.
Winners of these two contests will be drawn LIVE TONIGHT March 6th, on THE SPORTS TRUTH, Detroit’s Hottest New Sports Talk Webcast from 6-8 p.m. Downtown Detroit at the UDetroit Cafe 1427 Randolph St. Just go to http://detroitsports360.com/the-sports-truth/ and you can even call in to the show or live chat with questions or comments.
TUNE IN or drop by to see Michelle and Todd Grondin, owners of the Bogey Golf Tour, on the show talking about this upcoming golf season, and to draw the winners.
Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com/detroit/index.html for more info.
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(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – the public Pete Dye-design in Westchester County – today announces a new stay-and-play package with the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, starting at $214 (Fri. – Sun.) and $300 (Mon. – Thurs.).
Located 15 minutes from Pound Ridge, the Stamford Marriott embodies an exceptional mix of New York energy and New England charm, while providing a memorable hotel experience for business, leisure, meeting and celebration needs.
“The Stamford Marriott is a perfect match for Pound Ridge, providing convenient access to the course, elegant accommodations, fine dining and a spa where golfers can relax post-round,” says owner Ken Wang.
Stay-and-play guests can take advantage of tee time booking via concierge or hotel staff, transportation options (rental cars, limousines) and complimentary rental clubs and golf shoes from Pound Ridge ($100 value).
Hotel guests enjoy the flexibility of Pound Ridge’s weekday nine-hole rates of $80 (before 8:30 a.m.) and $60 (after 4:30 p.m.).
Since opening in 2008, Pound Ridge has earned world-class accolades from Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, AskMen.com, Rolex and LINKS Magazine. It quickly emerged as a “destination golf course,” sought out by serious golfers collecting the world’s best golf experiences.
Advance golf reservations are needed 48 hours prior to weekend tee times (Fri. – Sun.). Forecaddies are available upon request by calling the pro shop at least 24 hours before a booked tee time.
For Stamford Marriott Hotel reservations, please call Peter Griffith at 203.977.1217.
For tee times or more info on Pound Ridge, visit http://www.PoundRidgeGolf.com or call 914.764.5771.
About Pound Ridge Golf Club
Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is less than an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge Golf Club is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area.
Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge Golf Club is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left on-site, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the U.S. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall surrounds trees, wetlands and water hazards. These frame contoured fairways which wind through hardwood forests and fescue mounds leading to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.
Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72 and houses five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property features some of the highest points in Westchester County, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside. Notable holes include the par-5, 13th – home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway – and the par-3 15th – dubbed “Headstone” – which is flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green.
Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club Include:
“No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” – AskMen.com
“America’s Best New Courses, 2009” – Golf Digest
“New Golf Development of the Year, 2009” – ABTA Golf
“Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008” – GOLF Magazine
“Best New Courses, 2008” – LINKS Magazine
“America’s Best New Courses, 2008” – Golfweek
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Callaway Golf Company Appoints Chip Brewer as New CEO
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/—Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Chip Brewer as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective March 5, 2012. Tony Thornley, who has served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2011, will resign from his interim positions on March 5, 2012, but will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. It is expected that Mr. Brewer will be appointed to the Board of Directors once he officially joins the Company.
The Board of Directors, led by Tony Thornley and a search committee comprised of independent directors, along with Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search firm, conducted an extensive search that included a review of over 50 candidates including a number with golf industry experience. “After a very thorough search, we believe that we have selected the ideal candidate to lead us through the next chapter at Callaway,” commented Ronald S. Beard, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Chip has extensive knowledge of all facets of the golf business, particularly in the sales and marketing area, and has a real passion for the game of golf. Chip also has great relationships with customers and others in the golf industry and he has done a great job turning around and leading Adams Golf. We believe he is the right leader to entrust with our valuable brands and the Board looks forward to working with him to restore profitability and increase shareholder value.”
“After having had the opportunity to serve as CEO during this transition period, I am certain we have selected the right candidate,” added Tony Thornley. “Chip has the right mix of leadership skills and experience to complement the Company’s two main strengths, namely its people and its leading golf club and golf ball technology. I believe that he has the insight and ability to build upon these strengths and have an immediate impact upon the Company and its recovery.”
“The Board is very grateful to Tony Thornley for his dedicated stewardship during this transition period,” continued Mr. Beard. “Having such a strong and effective leader during the transition enabled the Board to take the necessary time to conduct a thorough search and find the right successor.”
Mr. Brewer has been with Adams Golf since 1998 and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since 2002. Mr. Brewer has an undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary and has an MBA degree from Harvard University. Mr. Brewer has a low single digit handicap and is a member of the Pine Valley Golf Club. Mr. Brewer and his family will be relocating to the San Diego area.
“Having been around golf my entire life, I know Callaway and its products very well and I am very excited about joining such an iconic company and being part of its great heritage,” commented Mr. Brewer. “There is a lot of opportunity ahead for Callaway and I look forward to working with the Board and senior management team to build upon the strength of its brands to restore profitability and increase shareholder value.”
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