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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BIG MAX GOLF Selects Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group to Manage North American Public Relations Program
(TACOMA, WA) – BIG MAX GOLF – the No. 1 golf trolley brand in Europe and a global pioneer of the three-wheeled push cart – has selected Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group (formerly Buffalo Communications) to engineer a public relations program in the U.S. and Canada.
Since introducing golf’s first push carts more than 20 years ago, BIG MAX has continued to extend the category, notably with the recent launch of the award-winning Blade model. Currently available at better golf retailers throughout North America, and http://www.bigmaxusa.com, BIG MAX GOLF products showcase smart, functional and durable designs for the walking golfer.
“The push-cart concept we pioneered has been widely copied over the past two-decades, but our products’ performance has never been equaled,” says Kelly Walker, CEO of BIG MAX USA. “Our team of highly-skilled engineers spends countless hours researching and testing the designs of our carts, bags and other accessories to ensure they are absolutely best-in-class.”
Retailing for $299.99, the ultra-slim Blade features proprietary ONE FOLD technology that allows the cart to quickly and easily collapse into a five-inch profile for a minimal storage footprint. Weighing less than 15 pounds, the Blade conveniently slips into a travel cover, making it ideal for golfers seeking to eliminate turf mess.
“There are very few companies in any industry that match the longevity and success of the BIG MAX brand,” says Rich Katz, Managing Director of Buffalo. “Through consistent editorial coverage, golfers will gain an even better understanding of the quality that separates its products from all competitors.”
More information: http://www.BigMaxUSA.com or 888-510-0560.
Get social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, #smallerspacesbiggerthinking.
About BIG MAX USA
BIG MAX GOLF pioneered the three-wheeled push cart in 1994 and is currently Europe’s #1 trolley manufacturer. Winner of the Golf Europe Best Product Award, Big Max Golf continues to lead the category through unflagging dedication to quality, innovation and functionality in all of their products.
About Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group
Through its public relations, strategy development, integrated marketing, social media and design work, Buffalo increases awareness, market share and profits for companies operating in more than 40 countries. A division of Billy Casper Golf – the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. – Buffalo’s golf, sport and lifestyle clients include ECCO, LPGA, Sports Turf Managers Association, World Golf Foundation, KENTWOOL, Fila Golf, Dollamur, Nicklaus Brands, Kauai Visitors Bureau Golf Cooperative, CHAMP Spikes, Ballybunion Golf Club (Ireland), Arccos, PGA National Resort & Spa, Galvin Green, Sea Pines Resort, Cordillera Ranch, Team Express and Keswick Hall.
For more information: 703.761.1444, http://www.BuffaloBIG.com.
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Arccos Golf Signs 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel as Brand Ambassador
PGA Tour Superstar Endorses Golf’s Only GPS + Live Stat Tracking + Tour Analytics System
(STAMFORD, CT) – Arccos Golf, LLC – maker of the first club-to-cloud™ system offering GPS + live stat tracking + Tour analytics – announces the signing of 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel as brand ambassador.
Currently No. 13 on the Official World Golf Ranking, Horschel is one of America’s most popular and recognizable young stars. A three-time winner on the PGA Tour, the 28-year-old uses the ARCCOS™ system during his practice rounds, which will now be showcased across the company’s digital and social media channels. Horschel will also feature prominently in Arccos’ marketing initiatives, including point of sale materials and a series of commercials to air on Golf Channel.
“Using statistics to understand my game has been a real key to my success,” says Horschel. “Arccos is helping me take that knowledge to a whole new level. It’s super easy to use and instantly provides data for every shot I hit during my practice rounds. Post round, it helps me analyze my performance like I’ve never before been able to do.”
Requiring no alterations to pre-shot routines, additional devices, tapping or other hindrances to enjoyment and improvement, ARCCOS ($399) features a set of 14 virtually weightless sensors. Easily attached to the end of a club grip, each is paired just once via Bluetooth to the company’s free iPhone app.
Along with GPS for more than 16,000 courses in North America, ARCCOS captures critical data for your game, instantly delivering information on distances hit, club averages, driving accuracy, greens in regulation, sand saves, putts and more. This helps golfers identify patterns and refine tactics before, during and after each round.
“Billy’s an Ambassador for Arccos in the truest sense of the word,” says Sal Syed, the company’s CEO and Co-Founder. “He’s using our system and sharing his data week after week for fans, golfers and PGA Professionals to understand how one of the world’s best players prepares to compete.”
Essential to the ARRCOS system is its proprietary Tour Analytics platform developed in conjunction with golf’s most renowned statistician, Peter Sanders. Drawing from Sanders’ work with PGA Tour star Zach Johnson and many others, it automatically breaks down a players’ handicap into five key components – driving, approach, chipping, sand game and putting. This allows players to:
Now available at Apple Stores, select golf retailers and pro shops nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, ARCCOS is more than just a great tool for the individual users. Top instructors rely on the system to help their students recognize and correct faults, such as club distance gaps, noticeable shot dispersion patterns and other problem areas.
Led by a team of Ivy League engineers, rocket scientists, PhD’s and designers, Arccos Golf is named after a function of advanced mathematics.
For more information or to view a demo video: arccosgolf.com.
Get social: @arccosgolf, Facebook
About Arccos Golf, LLC
Arccos Golf, LLC provides game-changing connected technology products for golfers. The company aims to revolutionize the golfing experience by integrating GPS stat tracking with a sophisticated platform that generates comparative data which helps golfers truly evaluate their game. Founded by dedicated golfers and entrepreneurs Sal Syed and Ammad Faisal, Arccos is based in Stamford, CT. The Arccos system is a Callaway Open Innovation Partner with venture capital funding provided by LaunchCapital. ###
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TGA Premier Junior Golf Clinic Presented by PowerBilt Will Impact Southern California Youth During The Humana Challenge
It is free on Sunday Jan. 25, and conducted by TGA of Coachella Valley in partnership with Humana and the Clinton Foundation.
LA QUINTA, CA – Youth golfers throughout southern California and the desert will have an opportunity to learn the game of golf in a fun and exciting atmosphere at the TGA Premier Junior Golf Clinic presented by PowerBilt on Sunday Jan. 25, during the final round of the PGA Tour’s Humana Challenge. The free junior golf clinic – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PGA WEST driving range – is open to youth ages six and up. The students will learn a wide range of golf skills including full swing, short game and putting, and all equipment will be provided at no cost by PowerBilt. Participants will also receive a “Goodie Bag,” as well as complimentary admission to watch the PGA Tour stars that day in the Humana Challenge.
The junior clinic, conducted by the talented staff of TGA of Coachella Valley, is sponsored by PowerBilt Golf, HB Foundation and Lumpy’s golf shops, and will enrich the lives of hundreds of area youth. In addition to the golf clinic, Humana will be providing many other activities geared toward youth on Jan. 25, which is designated as Kids’ Day at the Humana Challenge.
“With PowerBilt being fully engaged in growing junior golf through our equipment and working with TGA for over 10 years, it was a natural fit to come together with Humana and the Clinton Foundation and give back to our community and southern California by enriching the lives of youth through the lifelong sport of golf,” Ross Kvinge, CEO of PowerBilt and owner of the TGA of Coachella Valley, said.
TGA Premier Junior Golf, the leading school-based golf enrichment program in the country and PowerBilt Golf, a leader in golf equipment manufacturing, continues its long standing commitment to junior golf and creating pathways, like this clinic, that truly impact youth and grow the game. For more information on the TGA Premier Junior Golf Clinic presented by PowerBilt, please visit http://www.coachellavalley.playtga.com/
About TGA Premier Junior Golf
TGA Premier Junior Golf (TGA) is the leading golf industry model involved in developing and bringing new players into golf at the same time members of the baby boomers generation are aging and leaving the game. Its franchise business model, the only one of its kind in the industry, has empowered entrepreneurs and PGA golf professionals nationwide at the grass roots level to activate thousands of youth ages 3-13 and their parents through more than 2,700 schools to date. TGA has also become the premier feeder system to many of the industry’s leading junior golf programs and events. TGA targets introductory and recreational players through an affordable and accessible golf curriculum that breaks down barriers by offering physical education and after-school enrichment programs at elementary and middle schools, childcare centers and community centers. The program also incorporates academic lessons in math, science, social studies and language.
For more information about TGA Premier Junior Golf, visit http://www.playtga.com or follow @TGAJuniorGolf on Twitter.
About PowerBilt Golf
Since 1916 PowerBilt Golf has designed golf clubs the world’s best have used to win such tournaments as The Masters, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship. Today, PowerBilt is pushing the limits on technology with REAL innovation like USGA Conforming Air Force One woods featuring Nitrogen Charged Club Heads, faces as thin as 2.6mm, the largest sweet spot in golf, and maximum COR regardless of swing speed. In addition, all Air Force One woods feature customized speed-rated shafts from Fujikura and the New Nitrogen Charged Air Force irons also feature the hottest and thinnest face in golf. PowerBilt remains the No. 1 choice for junior golfers, and the PowerBilt Air Force One irons were named to the 2011 Golf Digest Hot List. Plus One Sports, Inc. is the U.S. licensee of the PowerBilt brand. PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family owned-company which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville, Ky., Hillerich & Bradsby is also the maker of world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves.
TGA Premier Junior Golf
TGA of Coachella Valley
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