Batavia, IL (February 17, 2015) – An independent robot club test performed at Golf Laboratories, Inc. in San Diego, California, confirms that the Exotics E8 Beta fairway wood is truly the longest fairway wood in golf. The E8 Beta was tested against the newest fairway woods on the market and the results continue to support ‘Exotics legendary distance’ reputation and distinguish the technology as the best in the market place.
“The E8 Beta fairway wood dominated this test,” stated David Glod, president and founder of Tour Edge Golf. “The advanced Beta Titanium cup face is the leading factor in its success. Titanium is stronger than other materials which allows us to make it thinner for more spring like effect and faster ball speeds, equaling more distance. Our cup face technology combined with combo brazing is our perfect recipe for maximum distance and performance.
The E8 product line features Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty and 30-day play guarantee. Exotics E8 Beta fairway wood stock shaft is the Aldila Rogue Silver and Black. E8 Beta model: 3 (12 degree), 3 (13 degree), 3 (15 degree), 4 (16.5 degree), 5 (18 degree). Suggested retail E8 Beta $299.99. For more information, call (800) 515-3343 or visit http://www.touredge.com.
Located in Batavia, IL, Tour Edge manufacturers and sells golf clubs under both the Exotics and Tour Edge brands. Exotics golf clubs are for those who demand the finest performing golf clubs in the world. With experienced designers and smaller production runs, Exotics by Tour Edge can bring futuristic technologies to the marketplace months, even years, ahead of its time. Exotics’ manufactures the finest quality, high-technology golf clubs and hand-assembles them one club at a time. The company’s clubs are distributed throughout the United States and the world. High resolution images are available at http://www.touredge.com
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LOS CABOS, Mexico (Feb. 11, 2015) - Quivira (pronounced key-vee-ra), the exclusive 1,850-acre development at the tip of Baja California Sur in Los Cabos, has garnered another prestigious award. Golf Inc., a revered golf industry publication, has cited Quivira as the “2014 Development of the Year,” honoring the $40-million Jack Nicklaus-designed layout and community with a first place award as the world’s finest golf facility opened last year.
Quivira, with more than three miles of pristine golden beaches, picturesque desert cliffs and panoramic ocean views, is already considered Mexico’s premier luxury residential resort community. This master-planned community occupies a spectacular natural landscape and encompasses the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort, the Montecristo Luxury Villas and the high-end real estate communities of Copala and Novaispania Residences. The centerpiece of the development is the Quivira Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, complemented by an exclusive oceanfront clubhouse.
According to the report, published in the January/February 2015 issue of Golf Inc., “Jack Nicklaus designed Quivira with the elements in mind. All 18 holes have ocean views, with seven holes playing toward, away from or along the ocean. The sand dunes of the rolling desert foothills and gusts of wind from the Pacific Ocean are natural hazards. And the vivid colors and contours of the granite cliffs should challenge and awe golfers.”
Significantly, Golf Inc. made the first change in 12 years to its evaluation process, adding economic and environmental sustainability as criteria. According to the publication, “project vision accounted for 40 percent of the judging, course routing was 15 percent, aesthetics were 25 percent, and environmental and economic sustainability were 20 percent.” The diversity of criteria, coupled with stiff international competition, make Quivira’s award all the more momentous.
Quivira genuinely impressed Golf Inc.’s judges. “An audacious project with lofty goals that seems to have been beautifully realized,” commented David Southworth of Southworth Development. “The routing goes to lengths (literally) to make the most of its oceanfront setting.”
According to Nicklaus, “We designed it (Quivira) in such a way that allowed the elements to be a part of what’s going on and freely adjust with the course over time.” Nicklaus, who worked with the natural landscape of the property, kept the residential development’s land plan fully intact. The golf course, like the development itself, has received overwhelmingly positive reviews since its debut in December, 2014.
Nicklaus said Quivira’s windswept, ever-changing property posed design difficulties “but ultimately led to an award-winning course” at a spectacular residential development ranked among the best in Latin America.
The Quivira Development was also recently named as the “Best for Living Abroad” in LINKS Magazine’s 2015 Special Edition for Real Estate. The real estate in Quivira currently encompasses Copala luxury homes and condominiums and the Novaispania residences.
Copala is a full-time home and condominium community in the heart of the Quivira Los Cabos. The ocean view master-planned development will showcase beautifully designed homes and luxurious one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums. The first condominium building will be ready in June 2015.
Novaispania’s 44 luxury fractional ownership residences are situated on approximately one-third acre lots and offer brilliant views of the blue waters of the Sea of Cortes as it merges with the Pacific Ocean. The residences are a little paradise unto their own, with charming streetscapes accented by walking paths that lead to beautiful gardens, waterfalls and quiet sitting areas.
Quivira Los Cabos is located only five minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
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About Quivira Los Cabos
Quivira (pronounced key-vee-ra), Mexico’s premier luxury residential resort community, is situated at Land’s End on the Baja Peninsula, with more than three miles of pristine golden beaches, picturesque desert cliffs and panoramic ocean views. This exclusive 1,850-acre master-planned community, founded by renowned resort developer Ernesto Coppel, is a paradise of elegance, serenity and service. Occupying a spectacular natural landscape, Quivira Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, is complemented by an exclusive oceanfront clubhouse. Quivira Los Cabos is the ultimate destination for residents and guests to live, love and celebrate life.
About Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas
Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas has eight award-winning resorts in two destinations, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán, all offering luxury all-inclusive options. Each of the properties has its own personality, design and ambiance, yet all share the same high level of impeccable quality and distinguished atmosphere. In Cabo San Lucas, the adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal setting for a romantic getaway, while Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort, with its large, all ocean-view suites, is perfect for families. Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, an exclusive gated community, features private two- or three-bedroom villas spaced along a bluff overlooking the Pacific. Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa and Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, both located on El Médano beach, have the best to offer vacationers looking to be right in the middle of all the Cabo action. In Mazatlán, the elegant jewel Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a private beach, while the charming Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán, is located in the famous Golden Zone. Both resorts are great for family vacations and romantic getaways.
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Danang, 12 February 2015—After 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang from 6 to 12 September 2015.
World Masters Tournaments are open to club golfers aged 35 years and over. Competition is offered in age and handicap divisions. Playing with golfers of a similar age and standard, from all over the world, is a major draw card for World Masters events.
Accor, one of the world’s biggest chain of hotels and resorts, is the main sponsor of the Vietnam World Masters. Accor’s Chief Operating Officer and golf enthusiast, Patrick Basset, says it is an honor to take part in such a major golf event. “We are excited to break new ground in our sports involvement in Vietnam with the launch of the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship 2015. This tournament will welcome hundreds of golfers and onlookers, playing at Danang’s world-class golf courses, while pampering themselves in our best-in-class hotels. The ultimate objective of this tournament is introduce Danang as a premium golf destination and bring attention to the accommodations, facilities and golf itineraries that are second to none in this region.”
Participants can choose to stay at the Pullman Danang Beach Resort which will host all tournament functions and dinners, while the Novotel Danang Premier Han River is another accommodation alternative.
“As a partner of the Accor Vietnam World Master Golf Championship 2015, we are so proud to be associated with this world-class golf event” said Timothy Nott, General Manager of Pullman Danang Beach Resort.
“We are delighted to host Vietnam’s biggest 19th hole festivities and golf presentations each night during the tournament as well as providing the luxurious beachside accommodation for the event. We are confident the Accor Vietnam World Master Golf Championship will be the new benchmark for masters events in the region and look forward to many years of partnership,” he added.
The all-inclusive tournament package boasts 6 nights’ accommodation, 4 rounds with caddies and carts, nightly social events with food, beverage and entertainment, welcome and presentation dinners, a player pack with tournament shirt, personalized caddie bib and country flag, US$10,000 in prizes and much more. There is also an attractive program of events and day tour options for non-players.
For full information and to register for the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship visit http://www.vietnamworldmasters.com. You will need to be quick, the inaugural event is limited to just 200 golfers.
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World Golf Foundation, Industry Leaders Launch ‘Golf For Her’ Website
Content to Highlight Beginner Programs, Women-Friendly Courses, Networking Events
(ORLANDO, Fla.) – World Golf Foundation – the non-profit organization that develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values – today at the PGA Merchandise Show launches a new women’s website, http://www.GolfForHer.com, designed to increase women’s participation in the game.
A revolutionary collaboration with the major entities in golf, the resource site is designed to attract and support female golfers of all ages and abilities. Contributing organizations include the LPGA, the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR, The First Tee, the USGA, ClubCorp, the Executive Women’s Golf Association, Golf Digest and GOLF 20/20, a subsidiary of the World Golf Foundation.
Select website features:
“The ‘Golf For Her’ website is an engaging tool to introduce new and encourage existing female players by showcasing the fun, networking and lifestyle aspects of the game,” says Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation. “We strive to make it an innovative and appealing content aggregator for women golfers to visit and refer to others. The focus will be fresh, organized information while also embracing the emotional and human interest side of the game.”
“This a place where women golfers can find answers to their questions,” says GolfForHer.com launch ambassador Stacy Lewis, the No.1 player in women’s golf. “We’re all so quick to jump on the internet these days for answers, so this site makes perfect sense. Anything we can do to get more women into the game and to help them be more comfortable on the course is great.”
Lewis’ tips for new women golfers, juniors and parents will be featured in several sections throughout the site.
To visit the new website, go to http://www.GolfForHer.com.
About World Golf Foundation
The World Golf Foundation (WGF) is a nonprofit organization that develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values. The Foundation, which was founded in 1993 and is supported by major international golf organizations and professional Tours, provides oversight to World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, The First Tee, GOLF 20/20 and other industry initiatives in support of its mission. As sole founding partner of the World Golf Foundation, Shell Oil Company provides financial support and plays a lead role in charitable initiatives aimed at introducing golf to young people, and through the golf experience promotes scholastic achievement, community service and those values intrinsic to the game of golf: honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.
For more information about the WGF, visit http://www.worldgolffoundation.org.
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Williamsburg, VA (Jan. 20, 2015) – Colonial Williamsburg welcomes 2015 with really big savings. How big? How about FREE?
For a limited time, the Stay & Play FREE Package offers a free spa service or a free round of golf at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club for just $79 per person per night. A hotel room alone usually costs more than that! The package includes two nights’ accommodations at an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel and, for each night of stay, guests may choose one complimentary round of golf with unlimited range balls for honing skills on the driving range or one select spa service (gratuity not included), per person, per night.
The package is available through March 26, 2015, with a minimum two nights’ stay, starting at $79 per person per night, based on double occupancy at the Williamsburg Lodge. Other hotels are also available. It’s hard to resist free services at The Spa at Colonial Williamsburg. Package guests may select from the following:
Colonial Williamsburg golf is some of the best in the country. The three courses at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club are set in a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The classic Gold Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. more than 50 years ago and still one of the country’s highest ranked resort courses, is steps away from the Spa. The adjacent Green Course was designed by his son Rees Jones 25 years ago, making this the first father-son combo in the country. Jones senior also designed the Spotswood Course, a popular executive-length layout perfect for families, new golfers or just loosening up.
Revenue from golf play on the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s three public courses supports The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, keeping this vital piece of American history alive and thriving.
More information is available at http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or (855) 296-6627.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a center for history and citizenship, is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the importance of an informed, active citizenry. Its mission, “that the future may learn from the past,” is realized through offering innovative, imaginative and interactive experiences – both on- and off-site – designed to educate guests about the importance of the American Revolution. From the RevQuest: Save the Revolution! series of technology-assisted alternate reality games, to the theatrical programming of Revolutionary City®, guests can become immersed in the drama of the American Revolution and discover the ongoing relevance of the past. Guests can also visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, enjoy the many gardens and green spaces, and visit up to 35 historic sites.
To experience all that the Foundation offers, guests may stay in one of the five award-winning official Colonial Williamsburg hotels and enjoy the award-winning golf courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, indulge in The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and shop in 40 stores. Fine dining is offered in more than 20 locations from historic dining taverns to restaurants with contemporary fare. Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year. A full schedule of programs and special events can be found by visiting colonialwilliamsburg.com
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SEATTLE (Jan. 12, 2015) — Cutter & Buck, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has long been known for exquisite quality, modern design and high-performance styles. For Fall 2015, the company has created a versatile men’s collection that works from the golf course to the boardroom, and transitions easily from summer into cooler weather. In addition, Cutter & Buck, as part of its licensing partnerships with the NFL, NCAA and MLB, will be introducing a wide variety of fashion-forward items with fan-ready details.
“We have a look for every occasion,” said Jake Rawson, Global Director of Sales - Golf. “We’ll be unveiling athletic designs, course-ready pieces, and sporty styles. They go from bold black and white pieces, with subtle heather grey contrasts and pops of vibrant color, to technology-inspired hues and regal color palettes.”
Building on the success of last season’s Aquapel™ pieces — featuring next-generation water repellent that provides advanced, unmatched protection from the elements — the Fall ’15 men’s collection introduces several new items:
Cutter & Buck has several new pieces in its men’s Outerwear Collection for Fall ’15 that are sure to be comfortable on or off the course. The CB WeatherTec™ Summit family of windwear – lightweight shirts, jackets and pants – is a tried-and-true favorite to layer up or down depending on the weather.
Available in both short-sleeve and long-sleeve, the Summit jackets will keep wearers shielded from the elements. These fully-lined, wind and waterproof jackets boast a hidden zipper, droptail hem with drawcord, front pocket and Velcro tab closures at the sleeve hem. Besides being highly functional, the eye-appealing body colors with contrasting colorblock along the shoulder make this style one that stands out on those gray days. The fully‐lined Summit Pant, meanwhile, features an elastic‐back waistband with adjustable tabs, zippered pass-thru pockets, and breathable, waterproof fabric, all in a streamlined modern fit.
Rounding out the Fall ’15 men’s collection is the CB WeatherTec™ Owen Half Zip and long-sleeve CB WindTec™ Momentum Full Zip. They are available in a woven fabric that is resistant to both water and wind. Versatile enough to wear inside the stadium, classroom, or wherever the day takes you, Cutter & Buck will be unveiling new styles as part of its licensing partnerships with the NFL, NCAA and MLB. The CB DryTec™ Foss Hybrid Polo is a moisture wicking, 100 percent polyester jersey with interlock fabrication that complements the ventilating mesh piecing at the side panels, back yoke, and forward shoulders.
Another alternative to show one’s team pride is the CB DryTec™ Topspin Half Zip – a 92 percent, 8 percent spandex brushed jersey fabric that provides warmth while maintaining its shape. With chin guard and exposed zipper, the half zip offers UV protection of UPF 15+ and features a cool and comfortable feel without sacrificing style.
For additional information, contact Cutter & Buck at (800) 713-7810 or visit its web site at http://www.cutterbuck.com.
About Cutter & Buck
Established in 1990, Cutter & Buck has become a hallmark for delivering fresh approaches to classic sportswear. Based in Seattle, the company prides itself on the design, manufacturing and distribution of premium, versatile apparel that meets the demands of an active lifestyle. With an expanding line of products for the golf, corporate, collegiate and professional sports, and specialty retail markets, the company is proud to provide its customers with safe and compliant products as a certified QCA supplier since 2011. Cutter & Buck has partnerships or licenses with the NFL, NCAA, MLB, PGA of America, USGA, PGA TOUR and USTA. The company is the exclusive North American distributor of Clique, a premier sportswear basics brand in the European marketplace. Cutter & Buck is available worldwide in golf pro shops, fan shops, resorts, specialty retailers, through premium promotional product distributors, and at cutterbuck.com.
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Hilton Head Golf Island Announces 2015 Spring Golf Packages
Special Prices on Lowcountry Getaways Offered to Golfers
(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – a collection of 28 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – announces a wide selection of stay-and-play packages available through May 2015.
With world-class courses, oceanfront views and pleasant temperatures, Hilton Head Island remains a premier destination for springtime golf escapes. Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Courses” and “Best Weather,” HHGI offers an array of exceptional golf course and accommodation options. Sample packages include:
JetBlue Airways is currently running a special non-stop from Boston (BOS) and New York City (JFK) to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). Rates are as low as $59 for one way travel on select dates through March 30, 2015.
For additional information or to receive a quote: http://www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.
About Hilton Head Golf Island
Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 20 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones.
Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.” Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.
The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.
For additional information: http://www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.
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