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All Square® Mobile App Drives New Golf Social Network

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(Palo Alto, CA – January 22, 2014) All Square®, a new social network for golfers, has launched a mobile app enabling golfers to share and compare their golf experiences worldwide.

The iPhone app, which is free to download from the App Store, allows golfers to connect with friends, upload photos and videos, post comments and receive instant notifications, all recorded on a personal timeline.

The beta launch of the iOS app – at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, January 22-24, 2014 – establishes a new global platform for golfers.

Patrick Rahme, Co-Founder and CEO of All Square said, “All Square connects the power of people’s love for golf on one free, accessible and engaging social media platform designed exclusively for golfers.

“Golfers love talking about the courses they’ve played, the latest equipment they’ve purchased and swing tips – and the All Square app enables them to share all of these things instantly with friends, on and off the course, wherever they are in the world.”

All Square was founded by Patrick Rahme, age 26, and business partner Arthur de Rivoire, 25, after they met at the HEC University of Lausanne, Switzerland, while studying economics and business administration. Rahme, who also studied at the London School of Economics, and de Rivoire are both elite amateur golfers and regularly represent the national teams of Luxembourg and Switzerland respectively.

All Square was recently showcased at the ‘Plug and Play Tech Center’ in Silicon Valley, California, ahead of the app’s launch.  The business accelerator specializes in growing tech startups and only select international ventures are invited to join the program, which has previously invested in and supported companies such as Google, PayPal and Dropbox.

All Square is also working closely with global golf course management company Troon® Golf on its international development and has been selected by KPMG, the global professional services firm, to join its K-Start program for entrepreneurs.

“We are currently testing different features within the app to find out which golfers find most appealing,” continued Patrick Rahme. “One such feature is ‘Rate my Swing’ where you can instantly upload a video of your swing from your iPhone and have your friends comment and rate it.

“The directory of golf courses on the app, which complements the global interactive course map we have on the website, is also something we believe golfers will enjoy. All Square is designed to be a global platform for course reviews and ranking.” 

The launch of the app will be supported by advertising on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels.

For more information, visit: http://www.allsquaregolf.com. To download the app, visit the App Store.

To contact Patrick Rahme during the PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, January 22-24, e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

January 29, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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Novel GolfRz Mobile App Rewards Golfers with Points for Frequent Play

Golf RZ App photo Home_Page_zps0d224d9c.pngNovel GolfRz Mobile App Rewards Golfers with Points for Frequent
Play, Purchases and More to Redeem on Vacations, Gifts and Free Rounds
First ever golf rewards program an incentive to play more golf

Clive, Iowa (January 22, 2014)—A round of golf just got more rewarding thanks to GolfRz, an innovative mobile app for golfers who will be able to earn credits towards valuable vacation packages, cruises, gift cards, a dozen golf balls and free rounds as they accrue points from frequent play at courses in the U.S. and share information via social media.

“Today, consumers are accustomed to earning points or rewards for travel, shopping, dining out and all manner of loyalty programs,” said Dustin Hemesath, GolfRz creator and founder of parent company Golf Challenges LLC.  “We decided that golfers should be able to take advantage of playing frequent rounds at their home or different courses and by doing so earn redeemable credits.  GolfRz puts a unique twist on most loyalty programs as it’s designed to reward users not for actual dollars spent on playing but for the activities golfers do while they’re on the course.  Our goal is to drive more traffic to golf courses by providing a fun, social and rewarding platform for golfers to share their golf experiences.”

GolfRz is a free download available in the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.  Tee it up at five, 10 or 25 different courses and point totals quickly increase.  Credits also accrue for simply checking in at a course, inviting friends to join GolfRz, using and sharing the scorecard functions on social media, sharing one of the many GolfRz deals on social media and more.

“As GolfRz attracts users online, we will add more rewards and deals, including VIP passes to golf tournaments and events,” confirms Hemesath, who expects GolfRz to quickly become a very popular golf app.

For more information about GolfRz, visit http://www.golfrz.com.

January 29, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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All Square® Mobile App Drives New Golf Social Network

All Square® Mobile App Drives New Golf Social Network

Beta launch of iPhone app establishes global platform for golfers

(Palo Alto, CA – January 22, 2014) All Square®, a new social network for golfers, has launched a mobile app enabling golfers to share and compare their golf experiences worldwide.

The iPhone app, which is free to download from the App Store, allows golfers to connect with friends, upload photos and videos, post comments and receive instant notifications, all recorded on a personal timeline.

The beta launch of the iOS app – at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, January 22-24, 2014 – establishes a new global platform for golfers.

Patrick Rahme, Co-Founder and CEO of All Square said, “All Square connects the power of people’s love for golf on one free, accessible and engaging social media platform designed exclusively for golfers.

“Golfers love talking about the courses they’ve played, the latest equipment they’ve purchased and swing tips – and the All Square app enables them to share all of these things instantly with friends, on and off the course, wherever they are in the world.”

All Square was founded by Patrick Rahme, age 26, and business partner Arthur de Rivoire, 25, after they met at the HEC University of Lausanne, Switzerland, while studying economics and business administration. Rahme, who also studied at the London School of Economics, and de Rivoire are both elite amateur golfers and regularly represent the national teams of Luxembourg and Switzerland respectively.

All Square was recently showcased at the ‘Plug and Play Tech Center’ in Silicon Valley, California, ahead of the app’s launch.  The business accelerator specializes in growing tech startups and only select international ventures are invited to join the program, which has previously invested in and supported companies such as Google, PayPal and Dropbox.

All Square is also working closely with global golf course management company Troon® Golf on its international development and has been selected by KPMG, the global professional services firm, to join its K-Start program for entrepreneurs.

“We are currently testing different features within the app to find out which golfers find most appealing,” continued Patrick Rahme. “One such feature is ‘Rate my Swing’ where you can instantly upload a video of your swing from your iPhone and have your friends comment and rate it.

“The directory of golf courses on the app, which complements the global interactive course map we have on the website, is also something we believe golfers will enjoy. All Square is designed to be a global platform for course reviews and ranking.”

The launch of the app will be supported by advertising on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels.

For more information, visit: http://www.allsquaregolf.com. To download the app, visit the App Store.

To contact Patrick Rahme during the PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, January 22-24, e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

January 22, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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NewSpin Golf to Launch Enhanced SwingSmart Golf Swing Analyzer

NewSpin Golf to Launch Enhanced SwingSmart Golf Swing Analyzer at 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, Booth 1159

(NORTH BARRINGTON, IL) –  NewSpin Golf will launch an enhanced version of its award-winning SwingSmart golf swing analyzer, featuring a completely redesigned app with multiple new functions at booth 1159 during the PGA Merchandise Show, January 22-24 in Orlando, FL.

A first-of-its-kind solution that provides instant and accurate feedback on critical elements of a golfer’s swing, the Bluetooth-enabled SwingSmart sensor module quickly and easily clips to a golf club shaft. Weighing less than 1 oz., the device wirelessly communicates with the free app for iOS and Android devices.

The completely updated app debuting at the show will include: New Interface – Fresh environment ensures easy-to-use interaction that allows users to access all swing data, including 3-D Swing View, without navigating between multiple screens

Dual 3D Swing-View – When using the company’s famed 3-D Swing-View, users can now access multiple angles at one time for comparison and analysis

Peter Kostis Signature Drills – Beneficial and fun in-app mini-games co-developed by renowned instructor Peter Kostis; these now include the “Peter Kostis’ Putting Challenge” which will premiere in Orlando

“During my career as an instructor and commentator, I’ve studied thousands of swings and the accuracy of the data that SwingSmart captures makes it far and away the best product of its kind,” says Kostis. “It is well known people learn faster and practice more when they’re having fun. The new in-app games allow players to hone their swings while having a great time, creating the perfect complement to the system’s other award-winning features.”

Available for free download on the Google Play and iTunes stores, the SwingSmart app allows information to be viewed immediately, shared with an instructor, or saved for future reference. A defining feature of the system is the in-app instructional videos through which Peter Kostis provides a variety of swing tips to help players optimize performance.

“Our continued commitment to ensuring that SwingSmart is accurate, helpful and fun-to-use has positioned us as the clear leader in digital swing analysis,” says Angelo Papadourakis, CEO of NewSpin Golf. “Everyone from PGA professionals, retailers, journalists and consumers has recognized that SwingSmart is an invaluable learning device that provides the feedback necessary for golfers to improve.”

With each swing, the SwingSmart system ($249.99) immediately delivers: Key Stats – Instant, accurate, easy-to-interpret information on tempo, swing speed, face angle and shaft lean

Path and Plane – 3D Swing View shows 360-degrees of a player’s swing motion, highlighting the exact route of the club head from any angle

Putting Results – More than just a full-swing tool, the system also provides info on the putting stroke to help players lower the number of putts taken per round

Personal Best – Data from a golfer’s best swings can be saved and used as points of reference

Developed by a team of expert technologists, SwingSmart provides a real-time snapshot of how the club is being manipulated through impact. This allows players to adjust and learn what is successful for their individual games. A great, year-round practice tool, SwingSmart features a special Training mode that provides the key data necessary to help players learn the proper swing motion, without the pressure of hitting a ball.

Earlier this year, the company launched the SwingSmart Duo, which incorporates HiQ Technology.  Requiring zero user set-up, adjustment or calibration, HiQ is built using a proprietary pattern recognition process not found anywhere else in the industry, which increases the accuracy of captured swing data, including the renowned SwingSmart 3D Swing View™. It utilizes an algorithm that adapts to each user’s swing to faithfully measure their drives, chips and putts.

Recently honored as a recipient of GOLF Magazine’s “Techy Award” in the Training Aid category, SwingSmart has received high praise from a variety of sources since its debut. These include being named the “Overall Winner” in the swing training category by MyGolfSpy.com and receiving a “Product Ingenuity” award from the International Network of Golf.

Follow on Twitter at @SwingSmart and Facebook.

For more information: http://www.swingsmart.com.

About NewSpin Golf

Based outside Chicago, NewSpin Golf is dedicated to revolutionizing golf training for both casual and committed players. Following a chance encounter with a PGA Tour star struggling with his golf swing in 2006, company President and CEO Angelo Papadourakis, an avid golfer, set about designing an easy-to-use and affordable system to help all golfers easily and accurately identify and correct problems in their own games.

January 21, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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Wolsey to Premiere High-Performance Golf Collection at PGA Merchandise Show, Booth 3253

Wolsey to Premiere High-Performance Golf Collection at PGA Merchandise Show, Booth 3253

British Heritage Line’s Golf Brand Ambassador Johan Lindeberg to Appear Thursday, January 23

(LEICESTER, England) – Wolsey – one of the world’s oldest existing clothing brands and a pioneer of premium men’s apparel for sporting endeavors – will premiere its range of sophisticated modern golfwear at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show and welcome its Golf Brand Ambassador Johan Lindeberg on Thursday, January 23 from 10am to 2pm at Booth 3253.

Bearing the Wolsey Sportsman name, the collection uses traditional British menswear colors in a clean and subtle manner. These combine with minimal and strong textual patterns to create a “less-is-more” aesthetic. This, in turn, is reflected in the eye-catching minimalism of the Wolsey booth on display in Orlando.

The collection – which showcases a fit that is more middle ground than slim – has a strong focus on breathable, waterproof and multi-layered outerwear, along with performance merino polo’s, base layers, knitwear and pants. Many pieces rely on Invista THERMOCOOL technology that dual regulates body temperature to ensure the sportswear is “fit for purpose.”

“The PGA Show is a great place for us to launch our inaugural collection, and to formally welcome Johan in his role as our Ambassador,” says Wayne Webster, Wolsey’s Golf Sales Director. “It will be the beginning of the latest chapter in the Wolsey story that stretches continuously back to 1755.”

Throughout its history, Wolsey has been worn by historic explorers like Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen and Sir Ernest Shackleton – and sporting greats such as World Golf Hall of Fame members Peter Allis and Tony Jacklin. Wolsey plans to recreate a team of inspiring pioneers that champion the company’s spirit of adventure and embody the brand aesthetic. Among the newest additions are European Tour players Robert Rock, Tom Lewis and James Heath.

For more information: http://www.Wolsey.com.

About Wolsey

Founded in 1755 in Leicester, England, Wolsey is one of the world’s oldest existing clothing companies. Its rich and storied heritage includes unrivalled success producing premium men’s apparel for a wide range of sporting endeavors.

During the 19th century, Wolsey quickly established itself as Britain’s premium manufacturer of finest quality hosiery and a champion of knitwear innovation, opening one of the first steam powered factories in 1859.

Wolsey’s global reputation as an outfitter for pioneering men was sealed in 1911 when its breathable thermal underwear was selected and publicly endorsed by Captain Robert Falcon Scott for his historic race to the South Pole. Eight years later Wolsey also supplied undergarments for Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team’s expedition to Murmansk. For the British and Allied troops, Wolsey produced more than 18 million pieces of knitwear during World War I.

In the 1920s – an era of flamboyance – outdoor activities such as golf, tennis and swimming were extremely popular and Wolsey became a leading maker of garments for these pursuits. Notably, the company devoted a special production line for the manufacture of golf apparel, which was successfully marketed under the “Sportsman” name using a “Fox” motif as the brand logo.

From mid-century through the 1970s, Wolsey was particularly recognized for its golf range. Endorsers included renowned champions Tony Jacklin, Peter Allis, David Feherty, Fuzzy Zoeller and Roger Davis. Wolsey collections were also selected by numerous sporting organizations and teams, including Aston Villa, the FA CUP Final, the West Indies, England and New Zealand.

With its historic track record, in 1935 Wolsey was appointed a Royal Warrant as Hosiery Manufacturers to his Majesty King George V, an honor still held with today’s monarchy.

January 16, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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Go LooooongTM: COBRA Introduces Tour-Inspired BiO CELL+ Fairways

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Go LooooongTM: COBRA Introduces Tour-Inspired BiO CELL+ Fairways

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2013) – Today, COBRA Golf announced the release of its BiO CELL+ Fairways, featuring a tour-inspired compact head design with eight tour-loft/trajectory settings to deliver fine-tuned distance with workability and control.

“In an effort to continually improve upon our top-performing products, we worked in collaboration with some of our Tour players to design the club head on our BiO CELL+ Fairways,” said Jose Miraflor, director of product marketing at COBRA Golf. “The clubs have a great look and feel and are purpose-built to deliver exactly what Tour-level players need.”

The BiO CELL+ Fairways (MAP $249) are available for pre-order now at http://www.cobragolf.com and will begin shipping Feb. 7. Features include:

  • MyFly8™ Technology with SmartPad™ – Golfers can choose from eight simple adjustable loft/trajectory settings to maximize distance, manage trajectory and optimize yardage gaps on any course and any conditions. SmartPad delivers a square face at address with any loft/trajectory setting.
  • High Strength Face Insert and E9™ Face Technology – The thin forged high strength steel face inserts on the BiO CELL+ Fairways offer Driver-like construction, enabling greater face flex for faster ball speeds and improved distance. The E9 Face delivers a square face at address with any loft setting.
  • Tour-Proven Head Design with a Low Forward CG– A compact, pear-shaped head design—the result of collaborating with COBRA Golf Tour players—delivers a lower center of gravity for greater distance and trajectory control.
  • Custom shaft options – The BiO CELL+ Fairway features a Matrix Red-Tie 6Q3 shaft and golfers have the option to order a custom shaft with no upcharge. The custom shaft options are: Diamana D+ White Board 72 shaft and Project x PXv Tour 53gram shaft.

    The BiO CELL+ Fairways are available in right-handed 3-4F and 5-7F models and feature a Lamkin – ACE 3GEN 360 grip. They are expected to have a presence in the bags of COBRA PUMA GOLF Tour players including Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Lexi Thompson and Jesper Parnevik throughout the 2014 season.

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    CHAMP to Launch New Grips, Helix Spike and FLIX Pro Divot Tool at PGA Merchandise Show

    CHAMP to Launch New Grips, Helix Spike and FLIX Pro Divot Tool
    at PGA Merchandise Show, Booth 2629

    Grips Available for Demo at Equipment Testing Center, Station 9

    (MARLBOROUGH, MA) – CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology® and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories – will unveil five grip models, the new Helix spike and the FLIX Pro Divot Tool at Booth 2629 during the PGA Merchandise Show, January 22-24 in Orlando, FL.

    Extensive research and development led to the creation of four “full swing” grip options – C2, C4, C6 and C8 – and the C1 putter grip. Each is designed with a strong emphasis on technical innovation and game-improving performance, while incorporating attractive designs and colors. More information on each is available here and below.

    CHAMP’s new Helix cleat is engineered with a special green-friendly spiral design to minimize spike marks. It provides incredible stability and traction, while using advanced materials for maximum durability. The #1 Brand on Tour®, CHAMP spikes were used by winners in more than 50 events worldwide in 2013.

    “The PGA Show has always been an ideal venue to introduce our products to new and existing customers, PGA professionals and the media,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “We have grown so much in recent years and our entire global staff is excited about releasing the new grips and adding to the other categories that have been the hallmark of our business.”

    Also new for 2014 is the latest generation of the FLIX Divot Repair instrument, offered under the FLIX Pro moniker. While it shares the same design and structural strength of the original, the “Pro” model features a high-end aluminum and is available in three stunning new colors – silver, black and red. It includes a magnetically attached ball-marker that can be customized to highlight company, club or event logos and names.

    Beyond the new products listed above, CHAMP will also exhibit its award-winning FLYtee lines and a variety of other premium accessories. Each will be on display at the company’s booth and the new grips will be available for sampling at the Equipment Testing Center (hitting station #9). Details on the grips include:

  • C8 ($15.99) – Most advanced technology and highest grade materials, including a new optimum feel Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) compound infused with Kevlar® for unmatched torque control and incredible wear resistance. Anti-shock layer and tacky texture combine to create excellent feel and comfort in all weather conditions.
  • C6 ($9.99) – Two-tone rubber grip available in non-cord, half-cord and full-cord options, designed with extra support to dampen vibration and provide repeatable performance in all weather conditions.                                                               
  • C4 ($5.99) – All rubber grip with unique diamond and curve design that delivers optimal control and feel, while a convenient hand position guide makes it an all-around winner for players of all skill levels.
  • C2 ($3.99) – Features CHAMP’s diamond design pattern for comfort and control. An excellent replacement grip at a value price.
  • C1 – Made from a super soft, super lightweight and great feeling polyurethane material, this distinctive putter grip incorporates a flat front design and diamond pattern for unmatched control on the greens. Offered in three sizes – small, medium and large.

    With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world’s largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes. The company produces more than 140 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.

    For more information: http://www.champgolf.com, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.

    About CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide

    Celebrating more than 80 years of unparalleled engineering innovations, CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide has been a pioneer in spike technology since it introduced the world’s first locking spike, SURE-LOK. The world’s largest manufacturer of replacement spikes specific to various sports, the company has produced several industry-changing systems under the CHAMP brand and has become the #1 choice of Tour golfers. Along with its signature Zarma® and ScorpionSTINGER™ spikes, the high-performance Zarma FLYtee™ was introduced in early 2011. With distribution in more than 100 countries, CHAMP/MacNeill is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, with offices in Europe and Asia.

  • January 16, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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