Tour Edge’s New E8 Driver Adds Length, Sole Weight Adjustability

imageBatavia, IL (August 22, 2014) – The new E8 drivers deliver distance-dominating speed with adjustability options that allow players to fine tune power and control, and will bring Exotics to the forefront of the driver category. At the core of E8 driver’s technology is the center of gravity location and its ability to increase ball speed for legendary Exotics length.

E8 drivers are available in two options – E8 and E8 Beta – both feature superior adjustability with loft modifications and an interchangeable sole weight. A discerning feature of the E8 models involves the center of gravity (CG) location focusing on faster ball speeds. Engineers positioned E8’s CG slightly lower and forward for a higher launch, and faster ball speed with less spin. The Beta utilizes a higher, more forward CG position to produce a more penetrating trajectory, increased ball velocity, and minimal spin.

The standard E8 clubhead is customized with a 460cc titanium head and improved weighting with a noticeable lower profile. The driver’s forgiving construction also produces an easy-launching, high trajectory design for maximum accuracy and forgiveness.

The Beta driver is highlighted by a Beta Titanium face that delivers Exotics legendary power and feel. The Beta features a 440cc low-spin, deeper-faced head that produces a slightly lower, more boring trajectory.

The Power Grid has been refined in both models of the E8. The E8 clubhead’s channel is remarkably deeper, further enhancing the accordion effect and increasing spring-effect at impact. The Power Grid on the Beta models are strategically narrower than on the E8. This allows the center of gravity to be positioned closer to the face in the Beta, creating a powerful launch with minimal spin. In both models the cells within the Power Grid are aligned in offsetting rows, strengthening the design and allowing the cells to be made thinner for added flexibility and a more powerful launch.

Variable face thickness technology offers multiple levels of thickness that maximize the spring-like effect from more points on the face, especially in the heel and toe areas.

The E8 clubheads include loft options from 8.5 to 12 degrees in ½ degree increments. This advanced versatility gives players the ultimate control in achieving optimal distance and accuracy.

The E8 collection showcases an added adjustability option by incorporating an interchangeable sole weight. The driver comes standard with a 7-gram weight in the sole, but can be changed with the purchase of an optional weight kit. The three-piece weight kit includes a 5-gram, 10-gram, and 12-gram weight, kit-$49.99. Individual weights are available for $19.99. The driver’s swing weight can be adjusted by altering the weight in the sole, allowing players to further dial in their desired flight and feel.

A Tour-inspired matte black finish reduces glare at address and is the perfect accompaniment to the E8 drivers. The E8 drivers features Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty, 30-day play guarantee, and are projected to be in stores the beginning of October. Exotics drivers are available in the most popular shafts on the market; E8 is available with the Fujikura Pro/Pro Tour and Mitsubishi Bassara E-Series for a MSRP of $299.99. The E8 Beta driver is available in Aldila Rogue Silver and Black MSRP $399.99. 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.

August 22, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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Paddleboard With Davis Love III

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Sea Island Resort in Georgia is offering guests and locals a chance to meet Davis Love III, and then accompany the golfer on a paddleboard expedition.

The event, to be held Sept. 14, 2014 takes place from 3-9 p.m., starting at Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island and concluding with a luau at Sea Island’s Rainbow Island.
Tickets are $65 for adults and $25 for children, which includes live music, food, paddleboard rental and transportation from Sea Island to Village Creek.  This rain or shine event is open to the public but reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-855-572-4975 ext. 5111.

August 19, 2014 |  Category: Tourism
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Gary Player Autographed DVD Drawing

40th Anniversary of Gary Player’s Final Open Championship Victory
Celebrated with ‘A Game for Life’ Autographed DVD Promotion

Acclaimed Instructional Series Features the Black Knight’s Holistic Insights to Playing Better Golf

(NEW YORK, NY) – Revolution Golf is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Gary Player’s final Open Championship victory with a special offer on the Black Knight’s critically-acclaimed “A Game for Life” instructional DVD, wherein anyone who purchases the series at AGameForLife.com from July 17 to August 7 is automatically entered into a drawing to win one of 40 autographed copies.

Divulging Player’s never-before-seen secrets to better golf, the handsomely-packaged, three-disc box set goes beyond standard golf instruction. It showcases previously-untold tips on sand play, efficient practice, short game, course management and fitness for a roadmap to improved performance.

“This special offer commemorates Mr. Player’s truly incredible 1974 season during which he won the Masters, Open Championship and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” says Justin Tupper, Executive Producer of A Game For Life. “The DVD showcases Mr. Player’s unique approach to instruction, which is a breath of fresh air and valuable to all players, regardless of skill level.”

  • Among the entertaining and informative counsel Player shares:
  • Proven strategy for turning three shots into two on every hole
  • Two simple steps to hitting a perfect and powerful draw
  • How your toes are key to the perfect set-up for the ideal swing
  • Why high-handicappers should abandon their 3, 4 and 5 irons for accuracy from 170 to 220 yards
  • A 30-second pre-bedtime exercise that will improve golfers’ games more than club technology
  • Easy ways to hit great shots out of fairway bunkers
  • Creating feel and making the most of practice
  • Methods to unleash power in the full swing, even among the most inflexible golfers
  • How gardening transforms bunker play and reading the morning newspapers also aids scores
  • A unique technique to produce Tour-quality spin time and again on approach shots
  • With proven advice on lowering scores now and remaining strong for years to come, A Game for Life (MSRP $99) is available for purchase at AGameForLife.com. Four hours of high-definition content is consumed through a traditional DVD, computer or mobile devices. Digital portability means the Black Knight’s legendary knowledge can be viewed on the driving range, putting green and gym, and put to immediate use. About Gary Player

    Gary Player, often referred to as the Black Knight, symbolizes all that world class golf is or was ever intended to be. A champion in every sense of the word, he has won 165 professional tournaments worldwide and through the philanthropic efforts of his foundation generated over $50 million dollars for the education of underprivileged children. Player, a master of the game, and a world leader in golf course design is credited with shaping more than 325 courses worldwide.

    When Gary Player won the US Open in 1965 at age 29, he became only the third golfer to win the Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. Since then, only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have added their names to this elite group. Player has, to date, won nine major championships on the regular PGA Tour and nine on the Senior or Champions Tour. He is a three time President’s Cup Captain and in 2000 received South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century Award.

    In addition to his 40 years of golf course design, Player currently serves as the Global Ambassador to the World Golf Hall of Fame and holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Andrews University. His legendary career and humanitarian endeavors have been acknowledged by numerous awards, including the 2012 PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2006 PGA Tour Payne Stewart Award, and the 2003 Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Player has circled the globe in pursuit of sporting events, and after journeying over 15 million miles, or 25 million kilometers, he is widely recognized as The World’s Most Traveled Athlete™.  When not traveling to or from sporting events, Player divides his time between the South African stud farm, where he has bred over 2000 winning thoroughbred race horses, and his residence on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound, Florida.

    For more information, visit http://www.garyplayer.com or contact Grace Lipscomb-Vine at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or telephone +1-864-477-2720.

    About Gary Player:  A Game for Life

    The three-disc DVD box set of Gary Player: A Game For Life, also available in digital download format, is produced by Revolution Golf. With more than 1.8 million videos served monthly and 60,000 daily, nearly one million members make it the world’s largest online golf learning center. Its community of golfers receives fresh video content daily, from top-name instructors to PGA Tour stars.  In addition to Gary Player: A Game For Life, Revolution Golf produces full-length High Definition golf instruction DVDs, motion picture-grade digital shorts, long-form HDV teaching series, camera-to-web instant video shorts, and other digital media created specifically for instant Internet and smart phone applications.

    More information: http://www.agameforlife.com.

  • July 17, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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    2015 Marks 10th Anniversary Of Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

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    Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Tees up 10th Anniversary Event
    Leading European Tour Event to Celebrate Milestone from January 15-18, 2015

    New York, NY (June 18, 2014) – Organizers of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, have announced the award-winning event will run from January 15-18, 2015 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

    Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Championship title sponsor HSBC have confirmed preparations are in full swing ahead of the milestone, which will reflect the event’s remarkable growth over the past decade.

    Teeing off in 2006 under the former Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (now TCA Abu Dhabi), the Championship is recognized as one of the leading events on the European Tour. It has welcomed some of golf’s biggest names over the years including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer and Phil Mickelson.

    Last year the event attracted more than 63,000 fans and was broadcast to a global TV audience of more than 436 million people.

    “The Championship has enjoyed rapid growth since launching and we are very much looking forward to celebrating its success over the past 10 years and recognizing what has now become one of the Gulf’s most-loved sporting events,” said Faisal Al Sheikh, Director, Events Bureau, TCA Abu Dhabi. “We are deeply gratified by the reputation the Championship holds with the players who enjoy coming to Abu Dhabi and our valued sponsors and partners who have helped us to grow this event into what it is today. We have some exciting plans underway to recognize the 10-year milestone and look forward to welcoming everyone to help us celebrate this special occasion.”

    Since its inception, the Championship has teed off every January at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, evolving to become the jewel in the desert that forms part of the Tour’s ‘Gulf Swing’. Each year, the event welcomes one of the European Tour’s leading player fields who vie for the iconic Falcon Trophy and a cut of the $2.7million prize purse – the richest in the region.

    Global bank HSBC joined as title sponsor of the Championship in 2010 and has played a key role in driving the event forward. Working in partnership with TCA Abu Dhabi to attract the game’s greatest players to the emirate, the bank has also helped to further enhance the Championship Village into one of the best off-course entertainment venues of any regional sporting event.

    HSBC Global Head of Sponsorship and Events Giles Morgan said: “HSBC’s ambition is to open up the world of golf. That is exactly why we are involved in golf and in this tournament. I believe we are fulfilling our ambition in Abu Dhabi and by working closely with our partners this Championship has evolved into an unmissable event which appeals to absolutely everyone. The Championship brings together all the ingredients’ required to excite and attract families, avid golfers and those completely new to the game. The result is the perfect mix of the world’s best players competing in a great tournament on a stunning course alongside a host of family-friendly activities and entertainment. It’s a winning formula and one we are continuing to build upon as we look to celebrate the landmark achievement of the 10th anniversary tournament and five years of HSBC sponsorship.”

    The Championship was initially created to further enhance Abu Dhabi’s profile as an international golf tourism destination, and showcase the world-class offering of the one-stop Golf in Abu Dhabi booking and packaging initiative. With three championship-standard courses within a 20-minute drive of the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi’s golf tourism offering has seen growth year-on-year.

    Overseas rounds increased by a massive 50 percent in 2012-2013, with total rounds also increasing by 15 percent during the same time. The first quarter of this year has continued the trend, with overseas rounds up by a further 19 percent.

    Golf in Abu Dhabi has created tailored packages to suit all types of players and itineraries, including packages for the 2015 Championship. Championship packages include five nights’ accommodation in one of Abu Dhabi’s leading hotels, two rounds of golf on Abu Dhabi’s Championship courses, season passes to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, as well as an array of stunning tourism attractions. To top this off, all visitors who book packages will enjoy a complimentary clinic with a world top 30 player. Visit http://www.golfinabudhabi.com for additional details concerning Championship package.

    Earlier this year, the Championship was also billed, for the second year running, as the region’s best professional sporting event at the Middle East Sports Industry Awards (SPIA).

    For more information about the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, visit http://www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com. For more information about the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, visit http://tcaabudhabi.ae/en or http://visitabudhabi.ae.

    10 YEARS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP

  • The Championship is renowned for throwing up tough and exciting challenges for the world’s best – from Henrik Stenson setting a new Asian long drive record from the wing of an Etihad Airways A330; to Luke Donald taking on the ‘world’s biggest bunker’ in the Liwa Desert.
  • In 10 years, the Championship has grown exponentially, from welcoming 22,000 visitors in 2006, to over 63,000 visitors in 2014.
  • Across 10 years of the Championship, there have been nine holes-in-one – more than half of which occurred on the National Course’s par 3 Hole 12.
  • Martin Kaymer made himself a firm fixture in the Championship’s history books, becoming the youngest, and only wire-to-wire winner at 23 years and 24 days in 2008, and scoring the largest winning margin (eight shots) and lowest 72 hole score (-24) in 2011.
  • In its 10 year history, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship has welcomed six current and former number ones including Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
  • Since HSBC came on board as the Championship’s title sponsor, the Championship Village has become the centerpiece of the action, proven in 2013, when fans watched Rory McIlroy unexpectedly take on former British number one tennis star Tim Henman on the mini court.
  • The highest ranked player to win the Championship was Martin Kaymer in 2011, who consequentially displaced Tiger Woods as number two in the world rankings, shortly before going on to become world number one.
  • Numerous changes have been made to the National Course over the past 10 years to increase the degree of difficulty and provide a searching but fair test for the world’s leading players, including 12 new tees and 23 new bunkers.
  • The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship has won the accolade of Best Professional Sporting Event at the Middle East Sports Industry Awards every year since they were established.
  • Over the past 10 years, 14 Major winners have descended on Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s National Course with hopes of Championship glory, however only the newly crowned US Open Champion, Martin Kaymer, has achieved it.

    About Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority:

    Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programs relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honor the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base. For more information, visit http://visitabudhabi.ae.

  • July 8, 2014 |  Category: Tours
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    Billy Casper Golf Unveils Grand Prizes for Fourth Annual World’s Largest Golf Outing

    Billy Casper Golf Unveils Trips to Nike Campus, Pinehurst Resort as
    Grand Prizes for Fourth Annual ‘World’s Largest Golf Outing’

    (VIENNA, VA) – Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. – has unveiled the grand prizes for the fourth annual World’s Largest Golf Outing on Monday, August 11 to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

    All players are eligible to win a trip for four to the Nike Campus in Beaverton, OR, for custom club-fitting and other merchandise.  The team that raises the most money for WWP will win a trip for four to Pinehurst Resort (NC), site of last month’s men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships, to play the famous No. 2 golf course and stay at the iconic Carolina Hotel.

    The winning team from each participating course – anticipated to be more than 120 in 28 states – will be entered into a drawing for tickets to the 2015 PGA Championship.  Other prizes include equipment and apparel from leading golf brands.

    “The World’s Largest Golf Outing continues to raise the bar in giving back to our country’s heroes,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “The generosity of Billy Casper Golf’s industry partners and golfers at large is humbling.”

    More information and to register: http://www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.

    More engagement: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (#WLGO14).  Golfers are encouraged to Tweet @wlgo_bcg and @BillyCasperGolf using #WLGO14 with photos and updates during or after the day.

    World’s Largest Golf Outing is a simultaneous golf event played at more than 120 BCG-managed courses in 28 states and is open to all golfers regardless of ability.  A USGA handicap is not required.

    Golfer check-in, shotgun start and entry fee – which includes a $10 per player donation to WWP, round of golf, cart rental, range balls (where applicable), lunch, awards reception, on-course contests – vary by course.

    Part of event proceeds and all donations from non-players benefit WWP, the national organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors – some of whom will be playing in the World’s Largest Golf Outing. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support the worthy cause; donations to WWP unrelated to event participation are made at http://www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.

    Last year, BCG hosted more than 10,000 golfers, including 70 wounded warriors, at 110 of its courses in 28 states and raised $735,000 for WWP, topping the 2012 event that totaled 7,800 golfers and $400,000 to WWP.

    Since its inception four years ago, the World’s Largest Golf Outing has donated more than $1.1 million to WWP, the largest amount ever via a single-day golf event.  BCG forecasts another record-breaking charity donation this year.

    About Wounded Warrior Project

    Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves more than 50,000 warriors and nearly 7,000 family members through its unique 20 programs and services.  WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

    About Billy Casper Golf

    Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the company is the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. with more than 150 properties in 28 states. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia with regional offices across America, BCG directs course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

    Billy Casper Golf divisions:

    Buffalo Communications is the leading global golf-lifestyle public relations, branding, marketing-communications and creative services firm representing top brands in and related to golf. Buffalo Turf & Landscape Company provides golf course agronomic programs with a new fee-for-service structure that allows owners unfettered visibility into actual activities and costs.

    Women on Course is the nation’s premier golf-networking organization, further solidifying Billy Casper Golf’s commitment to grow participation in the golf lifestyle.

    More information: http://www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444.

    July 8, 2014 |  Category:
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    Win A Free Foursome A Week For A Year

    TEEOFF.COM FREE GOLF FOR A YEAR SWEEPSTAKES LAUNCHES

    One Lucky Golfer will Win a Free Foursome a Week from TeeOff.com

    CHICAGO – TeeOff.com, where golfers go to book their tee times online, is giving players the chance to enter for a chance to win a round of golf a week in the TEEOFF.COM FREE GOLF FOR A YEAR sweepstakes. Now through June 30, 2014, golfers can visit http://www.teeoff.com/winfreegolf or the TeeOff.com Facebook page to enter to win a free foursome a week.

    Booking tee times on TeeOff.com is the easiest way for golfers to search, find and book their next round at more than 1,300 courses worldwide. TeeOff.com courses include local favorites as well as the world’s top courses including Harbor Shores, PGA West, and Talking Stick.

    “TeeOff.com is thrilled to give golfers a chance to win a free round of golf at the top courses worldwide,” said Jeffrey Wright, vice president golfer relations. “The TeeOff.com Free Golf for a Year sweepstakes will let one lucky winner plan to experience more than 52 world-class courses. It also gives them 936 chances to score that illusive hole-in-one.”

    To enter, visit http://www.teeoff.com/winfreegolf and complete the online entry by June 30, 2014. The winner will be selected and notified by July 15, 2014. The winner will receive a special promotional code each week that is redeemable at any participating DEAL Time course for a free foursome.

    TeeOff.com is where golfers go to book their next round 24/7/365, featuring up-to-the-minute tee times and exclusive deals on golf that cannot be found anywhere else. TeeOff.com also features a 24/7 phone reservation line connecting golfers to tee times at thousands of courses with one number. Want to play golf next weekend at 9? Call a TeeOff.com customer service agent toll-free at 855.383.3633 and discover every course in your area with availability and great deals. TeeOff.com makes it easy to find, save and reserve your next tee time. Find out more about TeeOff.com at http://www.teeoff.com.

    About EZLinks Golf, Inc. A pioneer in online reservations and tee time services, EZLinks was founded in 1995 and currently operates the world’s largest golf reservations network as well as the industry’s highest-volume tee time call center.

    The company provides tee sheet management software, 24/7 live customer support, custom online booking technology, golf course web development and integrated point-of-sale, email marketing and social media tools for the golf industry. EZLinks also operates TeeOff.com (http://www.teeoff.com), an ecommerce site connecting golfers with tee times and exclusive deals at more than 1,300 golf courses worldwide. Discover more at http://www.ezlinksgolf.com.

    June 24, 2014 |  Category: Business
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    Nike Releases Lunar Waverly and Lunar Mont Royal Golf Shoes

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    Nike has released two new designs in their Versatility line: the Lunar Waverly and Lunar Mont Royal.


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    June 24, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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