Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ben Hogan Golf Announces Factory-Direct To Consumer

  Serious Golfers Can Order Ben Hogan Products Exclusively at Benhogangolf.com

(Fort Worth, Texas) - Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company recently announced a 'factory-direct' distribution and pricing strategy that puts the consumer first! Ben Hogan products are now sold exclusively at benhogangolf.com. The Company offers the high quality Ben Hogan products to serious, avid golfers with no additional charge for customization and at affordable factory-direct pricing.

2018 Product Line Up:
PTx IRONS
PTx irons are "The most technologically advanced Hogan irons ever." Each iron is co-forged from Carbon 1025 steel. The long irons incorporate a heavy tungsten insert while the shorter irons have a titanium insert allowing for the Center of Gravity to be optimized in each clubhead. This proprietary 'co-forging' process creates a Linear Center of Mass consistently positioned throughout the set. The PreciseLoft System provides for uniform 4-degree loft separation between all irons. This 'transitional' iron is designed for the serious player who is gaining skill and/or an accomplished player who may require game enhancement design features in his / her set.

Highlights:
- Available in right-handed and left-handed
- Sold in sets of 7 irons (4 iron - PW)
- 4 PreciseLoft configurations: low, mid, mid-high, or high lofts
- KBS Tour V or Tour 90 steel, or UST Recoil graphite shafts available
- Length, lie and grip size customization available with no upcharge
- Factory Direct Price:  $770.00 per set (steel or graphite)

FT. WORTH IRONS 
Ft. Worth irons are "The most accurate and forgiving Hogan blades ever." Each iron incorporates a perimeter-weighted blade designed for low handicap players looking for the ability to work the ball with legendary Ben Hogan feel and feedback. The PreciseLoft System provides for uniform 4-degree loft separation between all irons. Each club is the set is designed with a dynamic progressive weight system that uniquely positions the mass of each individual clubhead to provide forgiveness never before thought possible in a forged blade. Designed for Tour through high single-digit handicap players.

Highlights: 
- Available in right-handed (only)
- Sold in sets of 7 (#4 iron -PW)
- 4 PreciseLoft configurations: low, mid, mid-high, or high lofts
- KBS Tour V or Tour 90 steel, or UST Recoil graphite shafts available
- Length, lie and grip size customization available with no upcharge
- Factory Direct Price: $665.00 per set (steel or graphite)

FT. WORTH Hi UTILITY IRONS 
Ft.  Worth Hi irons are the "Utility irons that you'll look forward to hitting." Each iron is designed to be a very playable and easy-to-hit long iron alternative. The utility iron features a hollow construction which promote a higher ball flight; perfect for long approach shots that require a steep, yet soft landing to hold a green. Ft. Worth Hi utility irons are available in each individual loft from 20-31 degrees. Ft. Worth Hi utility irons were designed to replace traditional #3 or #4 irons that can be difficult to get airborne, or they can be an alternative to many hybrid clubs for players of all ability levels.

Highlights:
- Available in right-handed (only)
- Sold in individual lofts from 20 - 31 degrees
- KBS Tour V or Tour 90 steel, or UST Recoil graphite shafts available
- Length, lie and grip size customization available with no up charge
- Factory Direct Price: $95.00 per club

TK WEDGES 
TK wedges were "Engineered for accuracy. Forged for feel." The wedges offer a unique V-  SOLE for excellent versatility from any lie. Each wedge is designed independently to maximize performance to each loft. The TK wedges are offered in every degree 44 to 63 degrees. Unlike all other top-selling wedges, the TK wedges are forged providing excellent feel and feedback and have a 100% CNC milled face for exceptional spin.

Highlights:
- Available in right-handed (only)
- Sold in individual lofts from 44-63 degrees
- KBS Tour wedge flex (Black Pearl) and Tour 90 steel, or UST Recoil graphite shafts available
- Factory Direct Price: $95.00 per club

VKTR HYBRIDS 
VKTR hybrids are a "Hybrid like no other" providing a unique combination of distance, accuracy, and forgiveness. Each hybrid utilizes tour-inspired shaping in varying heads sizes between 96 and 110cc. The VKTR hybrid features perimeter shot shaping Technology (PSST) which provides (4) moveable weights for the golfer to position independently to create the shot shape best for his / her game.

Highlights:
- Available in right-handed (only)
- Sold in individual lofts from 17 to 27 degrees
- UST iROD 75, UST Recoil 660, UST V2 or Aldila NV 85 graphite shafts available
- Factory Direct Price: $135.00 per club

For more information, visit Benhogangolf.com.

Honma Golf Opens Southern California Gallery Store

(HARBOR CITY, CA) -  Honma Golf USA - one of golf’s highest-end equipment brands – last night opened a gallery concept retail and club fitting space within the popular Roger Dunn Golf Shops’ Santa Ana, Calif. 60,000-square-foot superstore.

Golfers, media and even Hollywood celebrities attended the opening gala, and were awestruck by what they experienced at the 500-square-foot, Honma-dedicated space that features the luxury brand’s clubs, bags, apparel, accessories and more.

“We heard so many positive comments from attendees,” says Adam Sheldon, general manager of Honma Golf USA. “People said they were impressed by the uniqueness of this space. It merges a club fitting and retail experience in a totally different way. We call it our gallery. While other major brands have stand-alone areas in the store, our spot is clearly a point of differentiation in the golf business. Honma is all about top-end, high-quality products. Golfers deserve quality and aspiration in their game, from the clubs they play to what they wear. And that’s reflected in our gallery and its design. It looks and feels different than any other brand in the marketplace.”

The gallery showcases the brand’s TOUR WORLD, BERES and Be ZEAL products, including sets that sell for up to $50,000 -- giving visitors an opportunity to touch, feel and hit Honma clubs, while learning about the brand and experiencing its performance and quality in the dedicated fitting bay. “It ties all of our products together, so people really get a feel of Honma,” says Sheldon. “It’s a complete brand experience -- a one-stop shop for everything we offer.”

Executives at Worldwide Golf Shops, which owns Roger Dunn Golf Shops, are thrilled with the new gallery. “It brings a different customer into our store,” says Al Morris, president. “Honma is committed to the U.S. market, and we believe it will be a major player. This niche concept has a little Las Vegas in it: It’s cool-looking, high-tech, and the display quality is perfect for the brand -- similar to what Honma does with its products. It gives Honma a 500-square-foot opportunity to relay a specific message. A lot of our customers have heard of Honma but are not familiar with its products. Once they come in and see the products, the technology, the display and the uniqueness of the products, they will be wowed.”

The new Honma gallery is located at 1421 Village Way in Santa Ana, Calif.

For further details on Honma Golf, visit honmagolf.com.

Whirlwind Golf Club To Host Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament

(Chandler, Ariz.) – Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. will host the Final Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament December 7 through 10. The four-day, 72-hole, stroke-play competition will include approximately 138 golfers and will determine each competitor’s status for the 2018 Web.com Tour season.

The Web.com Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA TOUR, and features a mix of rising stars and proven veterans looking to regain their TOUR cards. Those who are inside the top 25 of the Web.com Tour money list at the end of the Regular Season are awarded PGA TOUR cards for the next season. An additional 25 cards will be handed out at the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Finals. Since 2013, the Web.com Tour has been the pathway for those seeking to earn their PGA TOUR card. The Qualifying Tournament, which had previously been the primary route for qualifying for the PGA TOUR, has been converted as an entryway to the Web.com Tour.

Twelve First Stage events were conducted throughout late September and early October in locations across the country from Florida to California. All five Second Stage events are taking place in November, with the Qualifying Tournament Finals set for Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler. Players who advance to Qualifying Tournament Finals will be assured of at least conditional status on the Web.com Tour in 2018.

The Final Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament will be played on Whirlwind’s two Gary Panks-designed golf courses – Devil’s Claw and The Cattail. Since opening in 2000, Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as one of Arizona’s top professional tournament venues, having hosted events for the PGA of America, the USGA, and the Web.com Tour's Gila River Golf Classic. In addition to professional tournaments, Whirlwind hosts numerous charitable events for organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, City of Hope, Cox Charities and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.  The Web.com Tour’s Gila River Golf Classic presented by Wild Horse Pass was held from 2001 to 2005 and played on the Devil's Claw course for the first two years, then shifted to the Cattail course for the final three years.

For more information on Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, visit www.whirlwindgolf.com or call 480-940-1500. For more information on the Final Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, visit www.pgatour.com/webcom.

For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

TecTecTec Announces Black Friday Sale on Golf Laser Rangefinders

20% Off Amazon’s No.1 Category Seller

(Vannes, France) – TecTecTec – maker of technologically-advanced yet affordable laser rangefinders for golf, which are Amazon’s No. 1 category seller – is offering 20% off any of its renowned golf laser rangefinders in celebration of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The biggest sale in company history, this special offer is only available on TecTecTec’s website starting Wednesday, November 22 through Monday, November 27. Along with the holiday discount, customers can take advantage of TecTecTec’s customary free shipping, a two-year warranty and 30-day full refund guarantee, offered exclusively online at www.us.tectectec.com.

“Our affordable, top-quality rangefinders make the perfect gift for golfers this holiday season,” says Renan Lore, Director of TecTecTec. “Shoppers looking to save during our biggest sale of the year can help keep any avid golfer well equipped and on the course year-round.”

TecTecTec offers a variety of cutting-edge models, including the recently launched VPRODLX 1K, popular VPRO500 and VPRO DLX. Each is available in standard and “S” editions, which feature PinSlope Technology to calculate elevation-adjusted distance to the target. All TecTecTec rangefinders are engineered to the highest standards and priced affordably for all budgets.

TecTecTec rangefinders features three unique scanning modes – Pinsensor measures overlapping targets, including flagsticks and wooded areas; Target Priority displays distance of the closest subject; and Scan Mode helps read distances to hazards. Precise within one yard, the company’s renowned products have an ultra-clear, multi-layered optical lens for excellent visual clarity and 6x magnification with diopter adjustment.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Product Review: BroBasket Gift Baskets

BroBasket packages just about anything for the man on your list
You send your wife or girlfriend flowers and she’s overcome with emotion and gratitude. Unfortunately for her, there really hasn’t been an equivalent for men. That’s where the idea from BroBasket was born.

Golf items in the "Serious Golfer" basket
BroBasket offers just about anything a guy could want - from booze to junk food and so much more. We checked out the “Serious Golfer Gift Basket.” Golf-specific items in this bundle include: a BroBasket towel, sleeve of Callaway Superhot 55 balls, a DIV Pro 6-in-1 divot tool, and two sets of BroBasket tees and ball marks.

That’s not all, however. Golf is a thirsty sport, so BroBasket includes three bottles of Vitaminwater Zero. Hungry at the turn? Munch on Teriyaki beef jerky from Jack Links. Meat not your thing? There are also a couple packages of cranberry health mix or two Kind bars. The pair of coasters from Stone Brewing are an added touch to protect the table from your chosen 19th-hole beverage.

Speaking of beverages ... There are also whiskey, scotch, bourbon, rum, vodka and tequila baskets. For those who like to indulge, but not so strong, there are beer baskets - craft, domestic and imports - too.

The options don’t end there. BroBasket offers coffee, barbecue, health food, jerky and more.

Nothing mentioned trips your trigger? Customize your own basket with the aforementioned items or add wine, cigars, popcorn, chocolate ... .

As you can see, the sky is just about the limit for BroBasket. Your favorite golfer, graduate, groomsman, etc. will love what arrives. Log onto thebrobasket.com to start the process immediately.
All items in the "Serious Golfer" basket

Rolex Testimonee Jon Rahm Claims Rolex Series Finale at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

(Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai) – Rolex Testimonee Jon Rahm has been crowned the champion at the 2017 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, the culmination of the Race to Dubai and part of the inaugural Rolex Series at the Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course.

This victory marks the third win of the 23-year-old’s professional career, including the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in June 2017, which is also a Rolex Series event.

Moving to number four in the Official World Golf Rankings, the Spaniard commenced his final round in second place, courtesy of rounds of 69, 68 and 65; adding a fourth round in the 60s (67) to take his tally for the tournament to a winning 19-under-par.

The win also caps a week in which Rahm was awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year at the start of the week, following in the footsteps of fellow Rolex Testimonees José María Olazábal (1986), Colin Montgomerie (1988), Thomas Bjørn (1996), Paul Casey (2001), Martin Kaymer (2007) and Brooks Koepka (2014).

When asked how it feels to be the DP World Tour Champion, Jon Rahm, said: “It’s a very special feeling. What I’ve done this year, especially on the European Tour, to actually be a Rolex Series champion, and now two-time Rolex Series champion and winner of the DP World Tour Championship - it’s something unbelievable.” 

In joining fellow Rolex Testimonee Matthew Fitzpatrick as a winner of the DP World Tour Championship, Rahm has also enhanced his campaign to be part of the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team, taking place in Paris at Le Golf National in September 2018 and captained by Rolex Testimonee Thomas Bjørn.

More information: www.rolex.com

Pitchfix Introduces New Divot Repair Tools

Hybrid 2.0 and the XL 3.0 will debut at the 2018 PGA Show in Orlando

(NEW YORK) – Pitchfix USA, a global market leader in switchblade divot tools and other golf products, announced the introduction of its latest divot repair tools - the New Hybrid 2.0 and the XL 3.0. Both will be on display at the 2018 PGA Show in Orlando, along with the award winning Fusion 2.5 which was introduced in early 2017 and would make a great gift idea for the upcoming holidays.

The Pitchfix Hybrid 2.0 will replace the current Hybrid model and will be added to the new design direction started with the Fusion and original lines. The new model features a pencil sharpener and rubberized soft touch ABS handles.

The new XL 3.0 completes the Pitchfix line of divot tools new designs. The XL 3.0 has a rubberized front handle, Aluminum sheets and a large logo imprint area on the back, creating an ideal product for dual branding.

 “As a leader in the divot repair tool category, we continue to look for new ways to introduce more efficient and great looking products,” said Bart Fokke, President, Pitchfix USA and Canada. “The Hybrid 2.0 and XL 3.0 will take our line to the next level.”

Pitchfix Hybrid 2.0 key Specifications:
- Removable branded ball marker
- Aluminum colored sheets
- Integrated pencil sharpener
- 17 color combinations to choose from

Pitchfix XL 3.0 key Specifications:
- Switchblade function
- Large imprint capability
- Available in six colors
- Removable branded ball marker

The Pitchfix Fusion 2.5 continues to help reduce pitch mark repair damage to greens. Pitchfix’ patented technology featuring a three-pronged metal retractable system out performs all other divot repair tools and is available in a switchblade model.

The Fusion 2.5 Pin features: ABS rubberized handle for soft touch and grip; colored aluminum trims; Shiny colored button trims; built in pencil sharpener; Patented divot repairing pins ; Removable 1 Inch ball marker and 14 color options. The MSRP of $15.90 (down from $16.50) is due to an improvement in the production cycle.

All Pitchfix models remain highly customizable for promotional gifts and corporate branding.  Currently, the Pitchfix products are available at many top U.S. retail outlets such as PGA Tour Superstores.  For more information, visit www.pitchfixusa.com.

 “Reports indicate that the average golfer leaves about 12 ball marks during a typical round of golf,” said Fokke.  “That can result in more than 700,000 ball marks per year on an average golf course. Add to that the players who do not repair their ball marks and the high percentage of improper repair from conventional two prong divot tools, and the potential maintenance savings with the Fusion products could be as much as ten percent.”