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GOLFBUDDY VS4 VOICE GPS: THE ULTIMATE WEARABLE TECH

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GolfBuddy - the pioneer of voice golf GPS in Europe - has launched golf’s most versatile and wearable audio unit to date with the sensational new VS4.

For golfers looking for a small, light, easy-to-use golf GPS that can be worn any way they choose on the course, the GolfBuddy VS4 is unrivalled.

It comes supplied with a bespoke designed wrist strap - turning it instantly into a ‘watch’ GPS. The VS4 simply clicks in place, leaving the user to either view distances on screen or press the facia button to hear it talk!

It also comes supplied with a hard clip-on case, which means the VS4 can be attached easily to a belt, shirt pocket or cap.

And in a new development, two additional accessories are available which make the VS4 the most versatile golf GPS there is.

Firstly, a retractable cord and mount (RRP £19.95) is available which allows the golfer to clip the unit to a belt loop, or golf bag karabina and pull it closer whenever they need a distance reading.

And secondly, an innovative flip-up leather case (RRP £15.95) lets the golfer simply lift up the unit to see the screen when it’s clipped to a belt - a big plus for any golfer whose waistline might normally hinder sight of the unit! (GolfBuddy VS4 has a flip-screen mode which turns the display 180 degrees to make the most of the new leather case).

Some of the key GolfBuddy VS4 technical specifications include:

- Visual and Audio distances given

- Dynamic Green ViewTM with green shape display

- Large numbers only display

- Shot Distance Measurement

- Auto Course & Hole Recognition

- Distances to Front, Middle, Back

- Mute button

- Yards/Metres selection

- Manual hole change option

- Multilingual

- Preloaded with free courses & no annual fees

- White/Gold or Black/Red colour choices

Dynamic Green View™ technology always shows front, middle and back distances directly from the golfer’s angle of approach, however wayward they might have been!

And this ensures that GolfBuddy distances are more accurate than those brands that only display static front, middle and back of the green distances in a line from the centre of the fairway.

The company’s accuracy is unrivalled. Around the world, GolfBuddy uses teams of expert mappers to walk courses and create ground-verified data maps that give supreme accuracy.

This dedication to accuracy gives golfers the most reliable distance readings available. GolfBuddy is one of only two brands that commit to mapping courses on foot.

And as with all GolfBuddy products, there are no expensive annual membership fees and no hidden costs to download courses or access premium features - which can cost up to £45 a year extra with other brands.

The VS4 is ready to go right out of the box with access to over 8,000 courses in Europe and North Africa and over 37,000 globally in more than 130 countries. GolfBuddy VS4 has an RRP of £159.95.

GolfBuddy is based in La Palma, Ca, with product development and course data management centres in Korea, one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality electronic products.

GolfBuddy is a Corporate Partner with the PGAs of Europe as its ‘official handheld GPS rangefinder’.

For more information about GolfBuddy visit http://www.gpsgolfbuddy.eu

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September 27, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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Arccos Partners with Buffalo Communications to Promote Golf’s First Club To Cloud System

Arccos Partners with Buffalo Communications to Promote Golf’s First System Combining GPS, Live Stat Tracking and Tour Analytics

(STAMFORD, CT) – Arccos Golf, LLC – maker of the first club-to-cloud™ system offering GPS, live stat tracking and tour analytics – has selected Buffalo Communications (Buffalo) to lead a PR and marketing program driving awareness, affinity and sales in the U.S. and Canada.

Launching at retail in October, ARCCOS™ ($399) features a set of 14 virtually weightless sensors. Each is easily attached to the end of a club grip. Once paired via Bluetooth to the ARCCOS iPhone app, the system seamlessly integrates with a golfer’s game, requiring no alterations to pre-shot routines, additional devices, tapping or other hindrances to enjoyment and improvement.

Along with GPS for more than 16,000 courses in North America, ARCCOS captures critical data for your game, providing players with instant access to 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.

“We’re equal parts an innovative technology company and a group of serious golfers,” says Sal Syed, CEO and Co-Founder of Arccos Golf. “By combining our passions, we’ve created a truly novel solution that provides universal, real-time access to the same data the world’s best players use to improve performance.”

Further bolstering the system is the proprietary ARCCOS 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:

Gain insight into what every shot means Understand exactly how each part of their game contributes to scoring Explore comparative data in each of the five components from golfers with the same handicap Evaluate patterns across their entire golf history, supporting refinement of on-course tactics

More than just a great tool for the individual users, ARCCOS is utilized by top instructors. It helps their students recognize and correct faults, such as club distance gaps, noticeable shot dispersion patterns and other problem areas.

“Built by golfers for golfers, ARCCOS pairs leading-edge technology with an intuitive user experience to simply and easily capture and display data,” says Rich Katz, Managing Director of Buffalo. “It’s an incredible system that’s poised for rapid adoption across all sectors of the golf industry.”

Led by a team of Ivy League engineers, rocket scientists, PhD’s and designers, Arccos Golf is named after a function of advanced mathematics. The ARCCOS system is a Callaway Open Innovation Partner.

For more information or to view a demo video: http://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.

About Buffalo Communications

Based outside Washington, DC, with offices in New York, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis and Raleigh, Buffalo works with leading golf, sport and lifestyle brands, destinations and communities. A fun, active, talented and passionate team of 30 professionals, it develops and implements powerful programs for client partners globally, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Spa

nning public relations, strategy development, integrated marketing, design and social media, Buffalo’s work helps businesses grow and thrive. Among the agency’s client-partners: ECCO, CHAMP Spikes, Club Glove, Galvin Green, Kaua’i Visitors Bureau, Kentwool, LPGA Tour, PHIT America, Fila Golf, PGA National Resort & Spa, Sea Pines Resort, STMA, Wolsey and the World Golf Foundation.

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

September 24, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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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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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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    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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    BirdieBox Partners with Bubba Watson and Fancy on Special Father’s Day ‘Bubba Box’

    BirdieBox Partners with Bubba Watson and Fancy on Special Father’s Day ‘Bubba Box’

    (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – BirdieBox – a monthly subscription service providing curated golf gear for personal use, as well as corporate outings and other events – announces the launch of its Father’s Day “Bubba Box,” a limited-edition collaboration with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and leading online retail service Fancy.

    Featuring an unprecedented assortment of golf gear hand-selected by Watson, the “Bubba Box” is available immediately in two options – Gold ($125) and Silver ($75). More information is available here.

    The PGA Tour star is donating his proceeds directly to The Bubba Watson Foundation. Founded by Watson and his wife Angie, the charity’s mission is to enhance the everyday lives of people in need. It emphasizes helping and inspiring children, young adults and those associated with the U.S. Military.

    Offered through BirdieBox.com and Fancy.com, packages boast a total value nearly double the retail cost. These ideal gifts include a PING Bubba Visor (BirdieBox global exclusive), Oakley Short Sleeve Greene polo, sleeve of Titleist ProV1 logo balls, KENTWOOL USA Performance Socks, special Bubba headcover from Daphne’s and free one-month BirdieBox subscription.

    “Being a parent has totally changed my life for the better,” says Watson. “Golf is great, but family is sacred and being able to help families in need through our charity work is what the ‘Bubba Box’ is all about.”

    “Bubba is not only among the best golfers in the world but one of the most respected humanitarians in the game today,” adds Pat DePirro, CEO of BirdieBox. “We believe in the Bubba Watson Foundation and everything it stands for and are excited to provide this best-in-class gear to our customers at an incredible value.”

    More information: http://www.BirdieBox.com. Get social: @BirdieBox.

    About BirdieBox

    Launched in January 2014, BirdieBox is a monthly subscription service that delivers a curated box of premium golf, lifestyle and nutritional items to subscribers’ doorsteps every month. The company is devoted to ensuring a positive and fun customer experience.

    Removing all the hassle from shopping, BirdieBox uses the personal preferences of each subscriber as the basis for every delivery. The items include a selection of the hottest products from major brands – plus the current issue of Golf Digest – all packaged in a stylish gift box.

    Offered in one-, three-, six- and 12-month options, the retail value of each delivery is nearly double the cost.

    BirdieBox also prepares specialty boxes commemorating golf’s major championships, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas. The items are carefully selected by the company’s team of golf retail experts. Beyond individuals, BirdieBox is an entirely new way to source an unforgettable gift for corporate, charity or country club events. The highly trained staff will work within a set budget to create a truly unforgettable package. Adorned with a logo of the customer’s choice, each finely-appointed, custom-curated assortment is hand-selected to match designated preferences and impress guests.

    About The Bubba Watson Foundation

    The Bubba Watson Foundation, Inc was formed in January of 2014 by Professional Golfer Bubba Watson and his wife Angie to enhance their ability to help those in need. Consistent with the Watson’s historical philanthropic activities, the Foundation’s mission is to enhance the every-day lives of people in need with a particular emphasis on helping and inspiring children, young adults, and those associated with the U.S. Military. It is our belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams while becoming productive and responsible members of society.

    In furtherance of its charitable mission, the Foundation both supports existing organizations and administers programs of its own that enhance the physical, spiritual and social development of children, young adults and those associated with the U.S. Military.

    More information: http://bubbawatsonfoundation.org/                             ###

    May 23, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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    Nike Golf Unveils NG360 App Updates

    Nike Golf Unveils NG360 App Updates

    - Golfers can now share customized photos from their round, compare stats with friends and pros, and break down Tiger and Rory’s swings -

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (May 8, 2014) – Nike Golf’s newest NG360 app update makes it easier than ever for golfers to share and compete with friends and other golfers around the world.

    The NG360 app inspires, motivates and enables golfers to improve their game through a variety of digital tools available on any iOS mobile device. The app provides score and stat tracking, Nike+ friend leaderboards, swing analysis and gear recommendations, and with the latest updates, users can now share customized photos; analyze slow motion swing videos from Nike Athletes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy; and see how they stack up against friends and Nike Golf Athletes with new Levels and Comparisons tools.

    Customized Photo Sharing Golfers can capture their round with a photo, upload the image from an iOS device, tag location and friends, and customize with an overlay that includes stats, scores, personal bests and “trophies.”

    Learn From the Best NG360 now enables golfers to break down Tiger and Rory’s swings with frame-by-frame slow-motion analysis.

    Levels and Comparisons Two additional features with the NG360 update, Levels and Comparisons, allow users to measure their performance in a variety of categories against other golfers and Nike Athletes. With the Levels tool, users can see how they stack up across scoring average, greens in regulation and putts per round to help pinpoint areas for improvement in their game.

    The NG360 updates for iOS devices are available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Sweden, Scotland and Germany. The app is available for free on the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch or at http://www.iTunes.com/appstore.

    The NG360 app will be available for Android devices in summer 2014.

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    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.nike.com/nikegolf.  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.

    May 10, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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