LYNX GOLF PLAYS EXCLUSIVE ROLE IN UNIQUE FESTIVAL OF SPORT
Lynx Golf has been chosen as the exclusive provider of golf coaching at the first-ever SportFest - a unique festival of family fun and sport supported by O2 and involving some of the UK ‘s greatest sporting legends.
Taking place over the weekend of 3-4th August at the beautiful Wormsley Estate, Bucks, up to 3,000 visitors will share world-class sports coaching, enjoy fun competitions, camp out, listen to good music and enjoy great food from Jamie Oliver.
Sports represented include rugby, cricket, tennis, netball and hockey, with Lynx appointed to manage all golf-related activities at a weekend in which children aged five to 16 can get hands-on coaching from true sporting heroes and world class coaches.
Superstars of world sport expected to be part of SportFest include Lynx player and ex-England rugby star, Austin Healey; former England cricket captain, Andrew Strauss; and gold-medal winning Olympic rowers, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Katherine Grainger.
Said Lynx Golf managing partner, Stephanie Zinser: “We are absolutely delighted and excited to be supporting the inaugural SportFest, which is a unique event and a celebration of sport, activity and the outdoors which can be enjoyed by the whole family.
“While it’s clear that the children who attend will have an absolutely amazing time, the team here at Lynx Golf loves the fact they will also learn lessons for life like teamwork, discipline and respect, as well as building their confidence.”
All children will experience the ‘Golf Zone’ which will feature a special fun layout prepared by Go Crazy Golf - including a bespoke crazy golf hole in the shape of the famous Lynx cat logo - and an amazing trick-shot display from Lynx’s Dean Davis.
Added Stephanie Zinser: “Lynx proved with the launch of Boom Boom 2 gas-filled golf clubs that we are a truly innovative brand and I think SportFest too is groundbreaking and an event that totally fits our ethos.”
SportFest is organised by SuperSkills Experiences Ltd a unique business dedicated to providing legendary shared experiences by some of the biggest names in sport. Fore more information about SportFest visit http://www.sport-fest.co.uk
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CARLSBAD, CA (May 15, 2013) –PUMA Golf has officially announced the release of the Faas Lite Mesh – the lightest shoe in golf.
“Weighing in at only 6.5 ounces, the Faas Lite Mesh is lighter than other golf shoes in the market,” commented Tom Manthe, Global Marketing Manager, PUMA Golf. “The new, spikeless footwear style is designed to take you from the street to the course in lightweight, maximum comfort and trend-setting style.”
Inspired by minimalist running, the zero heel-to-toe drop gives golfers a barefoot feeling and allows for a more natural stride and posture during the swing. The zero heel-to-toe drop refers to the sole of the shoe staying the same height, much like a foot would stand if wearing no shoe.
Strategically placed corrugated flex grooves move with the foot for a more natural movement. The grooves provide optimal flexibility and increases ground contact throughout the swing for improved traction and stability.
Additionally, the Faas Lite Mesh features SmartQuill® traction technology that provides directional grip elements to enhance ground contact for improved stability and traction. Evertrack® carbon rubber in the forefoot and heel provide long lasting durability and an OrthoLite® sockliner provides long lasting comfort and enhanced fit, so golfers can rock the Faas Lite Mesh comfortably round after round.
In addition to the lightest shoe in golf, PUMA Golf will be releasing the Faas Lite, an extremely lightweight and waterproof golf shoe. A combination of FaasFoam+ (a proprietary blend of foam and rubber that is 25% lighter than previous foams) and lightweight materials in the lining package and tongue create an extremely light and comfortable shoe that weighs just 8.7oz. Microfiber leather with stormCELL provides super lightweight performance and waterproof protection. Like the Faas Lite Mesh, zero heel-to-toe drop, corrugated flex grooves and SmartQuill® traction technology is found in the Faas Lite to deliver a lightweight, performance golf shoe.
The lightweight technology is packed with unquestionable style in three colorways for both the Faas Lite and Faas Lite Mesh. The Faas Lite Mesh is available in Brilliant Blue/Limeade, Vibrant Orange/White and White/Black and the Faas Lite is available in White/Vibrant Orange, White/Black/Brilliant Blue and Black/Castle Rock. All styles come with two laces, one tonal and one pop color for golfers to customize their footwear look.
The Faas Lite Women’s and Faas Lite Mesh Women’s have all the same features and benefits as the men’s versions but weigh in even lighter at 7.0 oz and 5.5 oz, respectively. Women can choose from two colorways: White/PUMA Silver/Virtual Pink and Black/White/Virtual Pink in the Faas Lite Women’s and Black/Virtual Pink and White/Brilliant Blue in the Faas Lite Mesh Women’s.
PUMA Golf will also be releasing a limited edition version, the Faas Lite Splatter. Taking inspiration from Rickie Fowler’s ‘Golf Art’ in 2010 and the graphic designs on COBRA Golf’s AMP CELL line of products, the Faas Lite Splatter features paint splatter designs on a white outsole with an orange formstripe. For more information, visit puma.com/golf
Faas Lite MSRP: $100 Faas Lite Mesh MSRP: $90
Faas Lite Women’s MSRP: $90 Faas Lite Mesh Women’s MSRP: $80
Faas Lite Splatter MSRP: $110
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Nike Golf Elevates Nike Free-Inspired Footwear with the TW’14
-Increased flexibility and range of athletic motion enables more power through the swing-
BEAVERTON, Ore. (May 13, 2013) – Building upon the success of last year’s TW’13, Nike Golf brings enhancements and a modified look to the new Nike TW’14 footwear. Nike Athlete Tiger Woods debuted the new Nike shoe in a dramatic fashion with his 78th PGA Tour career victory at The Players Championship. The new iconic shoe is also the first Nike Golf shoe to be made available on NIKEiD with previews beginning May 20, 2013.
The original Nike TW’13 was created through insights from the athlete himself, Tiger Woods, who stated, “I train with Nike Free technology all the time… I love training in it, running in it, lifting in it. So I asked, why can’t I play golf in it?”
With that, Nike designers set to work creating a Nike Free-inspired golf shoe tailored to maximize Woods’ game.
Woods first debuted the TW’13 on Tour late in the 2011 season and the game-changing shoe took the marketplace by storm in 2012. Through his inspiration, hands-on testing and detailed feedback, Nike Golf has continued the collaboration with Woods on the new Nike TW’14, further enhancing the fit, feel and function.
The natural motion engineered outsole of the Nike TW’14 is designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot, and still deliver all the protection and traction of a lightweight performance golf shoe. This innovative outsole allows the athlete to keep contact with the ground longer, better harnessing the energy of the foot to the shoe and, therefore, the shoe to the ground.
“These shoes provide freedom of movement and allow me to release more power through my swing,” said Woods.
The new upper features improved ventilation that delivers increased breathability and comfort. This was achieved through strategically located perforations and a more comfortable mesh tongue providing athletes the ventilation they want without compromising the waterproof protection they need.
“With this shoe, we worked diligently to take every detail to a new level,” said Tobie Hatfield, Athlete Projects Innovator in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen. “Tiger’s relentless focus on getting better makes us better. His insights force us to never stop innovating and delivering technology that will enhance a golfer’s performance. In the TW ’14, he wanted more stability with mobility and we’ve accomplished that by using Nike’s Dynamic Flywire technology which moves with him, but stabilizes his foot when he swings. We also increased breathability of the shoe by using a full mesh tongue.”
The new TW’14 footwear stays true to Woods’ signature colors, White, Black and Red, and also adds a new colorway to the mix, Cool Grey with Vivid Blue and Venom Green accents (available 8.1).
Nike TW’14 on NIKEiD
With the fully customizable TW’14 iD version, consumers can create the perfect combination of breathability and traction for their playing conditions. In addition to choosing a wide-range of color combinations, golfers can choose between two distinct uppers: waterproof and breathable. The waterproof upper is made of multi-stretch synthetic leather for weather protection and durability, and the breathable upper (available exclusively with NIKEiD) features lightweight mesh to keep feet comfortable on hot days. The TW’14iD is available in two outsoles, either the Spike version or the Integrated Traction option (molded rubber). Consumers can also personalize their shoes by adding their name or an inspirational message to the inside tongues.
Nike TW’14 Available: June 7, 2013 MSRP: $220 MAP/Street: $180 June 7, 2013 Colorways: Black/Reflective Silver-Varsity Red; White/Metallic Dark Grey-Varsity Red August 1, 2013 Colorway: Cool Grey/Black-Vivid Blue-Venom Green
Nike TW’14 iD Preview: May 20, 2013 Available: June 7, 2013 MSRP: $ 225
Located at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better. For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nikegolf.com. To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit http://www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on Facebook go to http://www.facebook.com/nikegolf . To view Nike Golf videos subscribe to our You Tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/nikegolf .
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Exotics Fairway Woods Have Two Top-Ten Finishes at the Players Championship
Batavia, IL USA—Exotics fairway woods were in the bags of players finishing T2 and T8 at the PGA Tour’s Players Championship this past weekend. Tour Edge is continuing their presence on Tour with eight top-ten finishes so far in the 2013 season.
Located in Batavia, IL, Exotics is a division of Tour Edge Golf Manufacturing. 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 set at a time. The company’s clubs are distributed throughout the United States and the world. Availability ranges from some of the finest green-grass locations in the country to the largest discount golf shops.
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Top teachers/players Kendall and Janson grow your game at Tullymore
Ypsilanti, Mich.—Winter finally is over in Michigan and just as grass needs sunshine to come alive, you can grow your golf game with a trip to the Kendall/Janson Academy Schools at Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood.
Beginning May 21 and offered throughout the season, it’s two or three days of solid golf, expert instruction by Dave Kendall and Lynn Janson in the morning and 18 holes in the afternoon with them on Tullymore, ranked No. 1 New Upscale Public Course by Golf Digest when it opened in 2002 and when designer Jim Engh was named Golf Architect of the Year.
Dave Kendall, twice named Teacher of the Year by the Michigan PGA, founded the acclaimed Kendall Golf Academy at Miles of Golf in Ypsilanti. It has worked with players who have succeeded on the national level as well anyone who has moaned and groaned over a day of lost balls, slices and hooks.
“Lynn and I are very excited to be partnering with Tullymore, an award-winning Golf Resort known throughout the Midwest for its courses and facilities,” said Kendall, a two-time Michigan Senior Open champion. “Only an hour from Grand Rapids, Tullymore is a convenient location for students in west and central Michigan.”
Lynn Janson has won all of the state’s major championships from the Michigan Amateur when he was at Michigan State to nine Michigan PGA Section majors. A five-time Michigan PGA Player of the Year, the longtime head club pro and now owner of Hastings CC was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 1992.
Kendall and Janson spread six two-day Full Swing/Wedge Game sessions throughout the spring and summer. The Schools include accommodations, meals, nine hours of instruction, use of the practice area and two 18-hole rounds with a Kendall/Janson professional. Other professionals may include Jack Seltzer, 2012 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame member, and Frank McAuliffe, Michigan PGA’s 2010 Golf Professional of the Year.
There is one professional for every two to three students and a maximum of 12 students and minimum of four per school.
Session dates include: May 21-22, June 9-10, June 24-25, July 23-24, Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 15-16. Dependent upon enrollment, the one-day sessions are: May 23, July 14, and Aug. 7. Two-day sessions cost $1,195 and single day sessions are 50% less—with lodging optional.
The Schools begin at 8 a.m. with orientation, warmup, use of video and TrackMan, review of the full swing and working on the range. At 11 a.m. it’s focusing on the all-important wedge game.
The afternoon is 18 holes with your professional on Tullymore which impressively winds through woods and wetlands. It has five par 3s and five par 5s, plenty of birdie chances. After golf, refreshments are at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m, on your own or with the group.
Tullymore and its sister course, St. Ives, are located one hour north of downtown Grand Rapids.
For complete details about the Tullymore Schools, please visit http://www.tullymoregolf.com/golf/golf-school.html. To register, call Scot Cucksey at 800-972-4837, ext. 251.
Kendall Schools are also held in Ypsilanti as well as at Forest Dunes Golf Resort. For more information on Kendall Academy, visit http://www.milesofgolf.com/lessons/ or call 734-645-2322.
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Kendall Golf Schools Partner with Forest Dunes & Tullymore
(Ypsilanti, Mich.) So those tempting Pure Michigan golf commercials have you ready to throw your clubs in the trunk and make a getaway to one of those alluring courses? Okay, but what happens en route when thinking about your overall game, the sour swing, the wild slices, the chunked chips, and the inevitable lost balls? Yep, suddenly you take your foot off the pedal and slow down. You might even pull over to the side of the road and reconsider your plans.
But if you’re lucky, you’ll drive on and enroll instead at an award-winning golf school at one of two award-winning Michigan golf courses. If you’re lottery lucky, you’ll enroll at both! Beginning May 12-15, the acclaimed Kendall Golf Academy, based in Ypsilanti at Miles of Golf, will be on the road and conducting a series of golf schools at Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon and at Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood.
“We’re grateful to be partnering with such superb golf properties as Forest Dunes and Tullymore,” said Dave Kendall, a two-time Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year and founder of Kendall Academy. “They are outstanding destinations for serious and casual golfers alike and so we’re particularly excited about being there and sharing our expertise.” In addition to Kendall, the schools will be led by Michigan Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Seltzer and Lynn Janson as well as former Michigan PGA Golf Professional of the Year Frank McAuliffe. All of them have won numerous state championships.
At Forest Dunes which recently opened a new 14-room hotel, the Kendall/Seltzer Getaway School returns for a second year. It will offer a series of two-day schools in the spring and summer months along with one-day schools in June, July and August. The two-day schools feature instruction each day on fundamentals, full swing and wedge game essentials and conclude with an 18 hole round with one of the accomplished instructors/players. Package rates include meals, practice facility usage, golf rounds, instruction and on-site lodging.
Located in northern Michigan, Forest Dunes GC is one of the state’s most celebrated golf courses. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, it was rated #23 by Golf Digest in its America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses list and #2 in its Best Public Courses in Michigan rankings. It boasts a 10-acre practice facility which will be the venue for the classes.
Another school—the Kendall/Janson Academy School—will be held at Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood, only an hour’s drive north of downtown Grand Rapids. It too offers top-notch facilities and amenities. The resort’s two award winning golf courses, Tullymore and St. Ives, along with excellent practice facilities and on-site accommodations, deliver an ideal location for the Kendall/Janson Academy School. Tullymore, designed by Jim Engh, was honored as Golf Digest’s Best New Upscale Public Course in 2003 while St. Ives, designed by Michigan’s Jerry Matthews, is a perennial 5-star rated course by Golf Digest.
At Tullymore, each school will have a maximum of three students for each professional instructor. During the stay for the school, each golfer receives several hours of morning instruction in all aspects of the game, meals, tee gift and afternoon rounds of golf, while playing alongside a PGA professional instructor and championship-honed player. Lodging is included for the two- and three-day schools.
Package rates for the Kendall Golf Schools range from $595 to $1195—depending upon days of instruction. On certain dates, there’s an option of adding a third day with more short-game emphasis. For a complete listing of dates, rates, directions and school components, please visit these respective websites: http://www.forestdunesgolf.com/kendall and http://www.tullymoregolf.com/golf/golf-school.html
For registration at Forest Dunes, call 855-275-1222. At Tullymore, call Scot Cucksey at 800-972-4837, ext. 251.
For more information on Kendall Academy, visit http://www.milesofgolf.com/lessons/ or call 734-645-2322.
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BOGEY GOLF TOUR LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE TODAY APRIL 29th, 2013
That’s right the Bogey Golf Tour has improved on its golfer friendly web site by adding full card scoring and much more. At the Bogey Golf Tour we are constantly looking at ways to make our tour more fun and informative for the players, while giving our sponsors all the exposure they deserve, and raising money for local charities in the process.
Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com to see all the new features.
63 Golfers once again braved the elements for the First Bogey Golf Tour event of 2013 in MICHIGAN on SUN-APRIL 28th, 2013 at Cherry Creek Golf Club & Banquet Center The “93.9 The River” Season Opener Results are live on our NEW web site.
Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com and click on MICHIGAN, then click on “93.9 The River” to see all the scores prize money, long drive, closest to the pin winners, skins and BGT Cup points standings.
ONTARIO: SAT-MAY 4th, 2013- “The Kevin J. Hague Chartered Accountant” Open at Fox Glen, shotgun start at 9 a.m. carts included for $60 tournament fee. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com and click on “ONTARIO” for more details. TEE SHEET IS CLOSED.
MICHIGAN: SAT-MAY 11, 2013- The “US 12 Bar & Grill” BGT Classic at the Arthur Hills designed Golden Fox course at Fox Hills, shotgun start at 1 p.m. carts included for $65 tournament fee. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com and click on “MICHIGAN” for more details. Must register and pay tournament fee by Saturday May 4, 2013 to guarantee your spot.
ONTARIO: Monday May 13th, 2013- The “Johnny Shotz BGT Masters” at Beach Grove golf & Country Club, shotgun start at 1 p.m. carts included for $105 tournament fee. This is our first Major event of 2013 with an extra $250 in the prize pot compliments of “Johnny Shotz”. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com and click on “ONTARIO” for more details. Must register and pay tournament fee by Monday May 6th, 2013 to guarantee your spot.
ONTARIO: SUN-MAY 19th, 2013- The Mike Krupa/Sterling Mutuals Inc. Open at Firerock golf Club, tee times starting at noon and carts included for $75 tournament fee. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com and click on “ONTARIO” for more details. Must register and pay tournament fee by Sunday May 12th, 2013 to guarantee your spot.
MICHIGAN: SAT-MAY 25th, 2013- The “Mental App Mobile Mental Trainer” BGT Masters at the Orchards Golf Club shotgun Start at 2 p.m. carts included for $75 tournament fee. This is our first major event in Michigan in 2013 with an extra $250 in extra cash prizes compliments of “Mental App Mobile Mental Trainer”. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com and click on “MICHIGAN” for more details. Must register and pay tournament fee by Saturday May 18, 2013 to guarantee your spot.
ONTARIO: SUN-MAY 26th, 2013- The “AM800 Classic” at Blenheim Golf Club, shotgun start at 1 p.m. carts included for $55 tournament fee. Go to http://www.bogeygolftour.com and click on “ONTARIO” for more details. Must register and pay tournament fee by Sunday May 19th, 2013 to guarantee your spot.
We hope to see you at one or more of these great events.
Feel like a pro, on the Bogey Golf Tour,
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