Friday, February 26, 2010

Club Glove Unveils Lightweight "HotStepper II" Stand Bag

Functional alternative highlights company's 2010 new arrivals

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) - Club Glove - a designer and manufacturer of luggage, golf travel bags, stand bags, club covers and accessories - introduces its new HotStepper II Bag, a lightweight stand bag geared toward the player who loves to walk.

Weighing only three and a half pounds, the second generation bag is Club Glove's lightest stand bag to date, offering supreme functionality while navigating a course on foot. Incorporating traditional amenities into a streamlined, easy-to-carry shape, highlights of the HotStepper II style include a collapsible leg stand, five pockets, a patented dual shoulder strap that quickly converts to a single strap for caddies and a truly functional lumbar pad for maximum comfort. The bag also features two removable panels for easy personalization with a club or corporate logo with Club Glove's world-class custom embroidery.

"Club Glove's latest on-course offering is perfect for golfers who enjoy carrying their bag during a round without sacrificing quality, style or function," says Jeff Herold, President. "The HotStepper II Bag features all of the top-of-the-line technological advantages that are standard on other Club Glove products, while the new design enables users to accommodate a lighter load when necessary."

Retailing for $129 and available in black, navy or royal blue, the new bag is crafted from extremely durable, UV-protected 210D nylon fabric to avoid tearing. Other distinguishing characteristics include a five-way top with full length divider, three convenient tee holders, rain hood and water bottle holder.

A favorite of professionals, the Club Glove's overwhelming PGA Tour dominance was confirmed by a recent Darrell Survey that showed more than 90 percent of the reporting field chose the company's patented golf travel bags. These results mirror Club Glove's undisputed position as the No. 1 golf travel bag brand at all PGA and Champions Tour events. The line's innovative, high-performance products have also been a staple selection of the past six U.S. Ryder Cup team captains.

The brand's high-end golf bags are available in stand, cart and Sunday versions and have been a fixture at the private club and green grass level for nearly a decade. Widely recognized for its use of premium materials, Club Glove's luxurious detailing is highlighted in the FCO cart bag. Featuring the attractive lines of a traditional staff bag, the FCO model reverses the way it's loaded onto the cart for unobstructed access to 9 of the 11 pockets, while two steel belt loops ensure it remains upright at all times. For those who prefer a more bespoke look, Club Glove's custom stand bag program is unrivalled with order minimums beginning at just 12 bags.

More information: or 800.736.4568.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pawleys Plantation Offers Golf Package

(PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C.) - Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C., is offering the "March Madness Value" golf package throughout the month of March for $399. The package includes luxurious accommodations and golf at Pawleys Plantation and nearby Founders Club, breakfasts and more.

The four-night "March Madness Value" golf package is $399 per person, double occupancy. It includes accommodations in a luxurious one-bedroom suite with two queen-size beds, one round of golf and one free replay on Pawleys Plantation's award-winning Jack Nicklaus course. Also included is one round of golf and one free replay at the Founders Club, breakfast each morning, a $25 gift certificate (to be used in the Sawgrass Room or the Palmetto Pub at Pawleys Plantation), and free range balls.

"This golf package was really a hit last year," said Jann Walker, director of marketing at Pawleys Plantation. "And this year we are pleased to offer this popular golf package at the same rate as last year. This is an extraordinary value. We know the economy has tightened everyone's wallet, and we wanted to let our golfers know that we appreciate their business and trust in us to provide a memorable golf experience."

Additional information is available at or by calling Pawleys Plantation at 800-367-9959. The latest information about Pawleys Plantation can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club Debuts “Hats Off” to Baseball Fans Promotion

Golf-Loving Baseball Fans Traveling to Orlando for Spring Training will Receive $30 off Green Fees if they Play Wearing their Favorite Baseball Team’s Hat

(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) – Attention golf-loving baseball fans traveling to the Orlando area for spring training - Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is offering a great deal. The “Hats Off” to baseball fans promotion enables golfers to book a tee time at Falcon’s Fire, from March 4 through April 3 and receive $30 off green fees just by playing in their favorite baseball team’s hat.

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, one of Central Florida’s finest courses and located just minutes from both Disney Wild World of Sports and Osceola County Stadium, created this special promotion to celebrate the 2010 spring training season and enable baseball fans to get in a quick round of golf on game day. In fact, Falcon’s Fire has earmarked the promotion for the popular 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily tee time period, allowing golfers to finish their morning round just in time for the early afternoon games, and thus providing a fun-filled day of two of America’s favorite sports.

During the promotion, any golfer who plays a round at Falcon’s Fire and wears a professional baseball team logoed hat will receive a special rate of $99, which is a $30 savings off the regular rate. Golfers can easily book a tee time for this special promotion by calling the golf shop at 407-239-5445.

Located just three miles east of the main gate of Walt Disney World, Falcon’s Fire Golf Club offers both local residents and out of town visitors a challenging, yet playable layout with four sets of tees. Stretching nearly 7,000 yards from the tips, the par-72 course has received multiple awards, including a Four Star rating from Golf Digest, as well as the distinction as one of the top rated public facilities in Florida by multiple publications.

In addition to the award-winning golf course, Falcon’s Fire Golf Club offers a fully stocked Golf Shop and a GPS navigation system in all carts. Moreover, the clubhouse includes the Falcon’s Nest Restaurant, offering a diverse menu for any occasion, and banquet facilities for up to 200 guests, overlooking the pristine golf course. For more information on Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, visit


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Territory Crafts Value-Laden Plan for Prospective, New Members

Southwest Oklahoma’s Premier Golf-Residential Community Offers Interest-Free Financing on Memberships

(Southwest Oklahoma) – The Territory Golf and Country Club, an award-winning residential community just outside the town of Duncan, is offering interest-free financing for all new members.

The interest-free financing allows prospects to become a full golf member at The Territory and take up to eight years to pay off their membership deposit – all with no interest being charged. The limited-time offer allows for flexible payment schedules to be arranged.

“The flexibility and convenience has made our interest-free financing plan very popular,” says Rick Braught, who along with his wife Barbara, owns The Territory. "This is an excellent opportunity for families to enjoy all the amenities we offer – wonderful meals, club activities for the entire family, and, of course, our golf club, which has been ranked among the best in the nation since opening.”

The Territory’s focus on family includes themed meals, holiday parties, “field trips,” Family Game Nights, Flick 'n Float – a "dive-in movie" at the pool shown on a large, inflatable movie screen – and much more.

Along with the interest-free financing option, the club pledges its commitment to the telling brand promise – The Territory: Golf & Community as it Should Be – harkening to a time when neighbors knew neighbors and the street you grew up on was more of an extended family than not. From Day One, the Braughts’ mandate is to create a place of value – financial, moral, and high quality – which would stand the test of time and be where their children’s children wanted to live.

Prospector's Ridge, Phase I of the residential development at The Territory, features lots ranging from $61,000 to $138,000. Similar, high-quality properties located in Dallas-Fort Worth (2.5 hours south) often cost three times as much.

Stretching to 7,100 yards from the tips and featuring five sets of tees, The Territory’s championship golf course was designed by noted architect Randy Heckenkemper. The modified target-style design unfolds over rolling hills and through fields of native vegetation. A state-of-the-art training facility and a three-hole short course add to the golf-related chops, while Chef Keith Zinke heads the culinary creations at the Prairie House.

Hard on the Chisholm Trail, The Territory is situated within a short drive of lakes for boating and fishing and minutes from schools, shopping, dining and churches, as well as Duncan Regional Hospital, recently named to the Solucient Top 100 Hospitals – a list of more than 3,000 hospitals that identifies industry benchmarks by recognizing U.S. hospitals that have achieved excellence in quality of care, operational efficiency, financial performance and adaptation to the environment.

For more information on The Territory, call 580.475.0075 or visit To follow The Territory on Twitter, go to, or become a fan of The Territory on Facebook by logging onto


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lake of Isles Named One of 100 Best Golf Shops by Golf World

(North Stonington, Conn.) - Lake of Isles has been named one of the "100 Best Golf Shops" by Golf World magazine for the fifth year in a row. The annual list recognizes the top 100 golf shops around the country that exemplify retail excellence.

"It is once again an honor to be recognized as one of the top resort golf shops in the country," said Archie Cart, general manager, Lake of Isles. "We strive to provide our members and customers a wide selection of high-end equipment, apparel and accessories complemented by outstanding customer service. Our golf shop staff does an excellent job in making this happen and it is nice to see them receive recognition for their hard work."

The "100 Best Golf Shops" award is divided into four categories: public, private, resort and off course. Lake of Isles was named to the list of the top 25 resort golf shops. More than 4000 golf shops compete annually for this award. The selection process is based on several categories: revenue per square foot, shop layout and display, shop management, promotion calendar and creativity in programs, services and merchandising.

Lake of Isles' 1800 square foot contemporary golf shop features equipment from top manufacturers such as Titleist, Callaway, Nike and TaylorMade, along with apparel from Fairway & Greene, Cutter & Buck, Tehama and Carnoustie. The eye catching displays and relaxed atmosphere make it a "must" stop for golfers and Foxwoods Resort Casino hotel guests.
Lake of Isles is a 36 hole Rees Jones-designed golf club located in North Stonington, Conn.

Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and located adjacent to Foxwoods Resort Casino, the two courses wind their way through 900 acres of wooded Connecticut countryside and around a 90-acre lake. Managed by Troon Golf, the worldwide leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, Lake of Isles offers the ultimate golf experience. In addition to superior service and impeccable course conditions, amenities include a 50,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and a state of the art indoor and outdoor practice facility.

For more information on Lake of Isles call 888.475.3746 or visit


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pocono Mountains Host Winter Golf Tournament

‘Ice Tee’ Event Joins Summer Recreation with Winter Wonderland, Spots Still Available

(POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pennsylvania) – The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) announces the Ice Tee Golf Tournament will be played Feb. 21 on frozen Lake Wallenpaupack.

Incorporating a celebration of winter with one of summer’s most popular sports in the Pocono Mountains, the 9-hole, Ice Tee tournament is a long-standing tradition. Donated Christmas trees are implanted and serve as markers for tee boxes and “greens,” while four-inch “hollows” are cut for holes. Golfers may only bring three clubs, including one putter; USGA rules are used.

Participation costs $15 for pre-registered participants, $20 day-of and colored golf balls are provided. The Ice Tee Golf Tournament is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call 800-POCONOS.

If the lake doesn’t remain frozen, the event will take place at the Wilsonville Recreation Area Campground. New features this year include “Beat the Pro”, which pairs contestants versus Pocono Mountains golf professionals, as well as an ice slide and a full-service bar crafted by Sculpted Ice Works. The traditional “Closest to the Wally” driving contest will occur.

“This festive, unique event marries two of the Pocono Mountains most popular outdoor activities,” said Carl Wilgus, President and CEO of the PMVB. “It allows our many enthusiastic golfers to play before the spring thaw, while enjoying the beautiful winter scenery.”

The Ice Tee Golf Tournament is one of many seasonal outings in the Pocono Mountains, which boasts many skiing venues and other winter outdoor activities and attractions. The four-county area is also home to more than 35 golf courses ranging from challenging, championship-style layouts to par-3 designs better suited for juniors, beginners and those who prefer a short-course experience. Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret showcases legendary designers A.W. Tillinghast and Donald Ross as well as renowned modern architects like Jack Nicklaus. Close proximity to major East Coast cities makes the Pocono Mountains the destination of choice for avid golfers, skiers, outdoors aficionados and families, friends, businesses or couples looking for an affordable getaway.


The National Golf Club Of Louisiana Selected To Host 2010 Southwest Louisiana Open

(WESTLAKE, LA) - The National Golf Club of Louisiana - opened last year and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) - has been selected by the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series to host the 2010 Southwest Louisiana Open, March 25-28.

The 72-hole, stroke-play tournament will be contested between 132 golfers competing for a $100,000 purse. The field will be cut to the top 40 players, and ties, after 36 holes. Practice rounds will be Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday is the Pro-Am and the tournament starts at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 25. The event is open to the public.

"We're proud the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series chose The National Golf Club of Louisiana to host this event," says Ron Brown, General Manager of The National Golf Club of Louisiana. "Our staff will ensure the course is in top condition and offer a tough but enjoyable test for all golfers."

The National Golf Club of Louisiana is the centerpiece of a new, 600-plus-acre, master-planned residential community in Westlake. Stately Louisiana soft-pines and dramatic vistas highlight golf-course architect Dave Bennett's par-72, 6,946-yard layout featuring 14 lakes, 80 bunkers and some of western Louisiana's largest and most challenging greens.

Five sets of tees offer equally fun and challenging rounds of golf for recreational and accomplished players. Premium TifSport fairways and rough, and MiniVerde greens, will keep their deep green color year-round and provide excellent playing surfaces.

The expansive practice area boasts a one-acre, all-grass driving range; 12,000 square-foot putting area; two 3,000-square-foot short-game areas and 1,500 square feet of bunkers. From the driving range, golfers take aim at 14 target greens from 50- to 400-yards. The practice range is open year-round.

BCG oversaw construction and grow-in of the course and now the company 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.

No stranger to professional golf tournaments, BCG-managed Ka'anapali Golf Resort (HI) has hosted the Champions Tour SKINS Game since 2008, St. Johns Golf & Country Club (FL) has hosted PGA TOUR Qualifying School five times and the USGA PubLinks Amateur Qualifier four times, Jennings Mill Country Club (GA) has hosted the Nationwide Tour Athens Regional Foundation Classic, among others.

To reserve a tee time at The National Golf Club of Louisiana:, 337.433.2255.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Titleist Introduces New DT SoLo Golf Ball

(FAIRHAVEN, Mass.) - Titleist complements its 2010 product line with the launch of the New DT SoLo. Delivering soft feel, long distance and cut-proof durability along with the exceptional quality that golfers have come to expect from the golf ball category leader, the DT SoLo is reinforced by the positioning - Distance Never Felt So Good.

"The New Titleist DT SoLo provides golfers of varying abilities with soft compression solid technology which delivers a balanced solution for distance, durability and soft feel, as well as short game control,'' said George Sine, Vice President, Golf Ball Marketing and Strategic Planning, Acushnet Company. "Based upon golfer feedback from DT loyalists, we have streamlined our DT golf ball offerings to a single model that delivers a better playing experience for golfers and makes selection easier."

NEW DT SOLO FEATURES AND BENEFITS: The New DT SoLo provides golfers with an improved and balanced combination of long distance off the driver and irons, exceptional feel on all shots, and better short game spin and control compared to most other two-piece distance balls. The New DT SoLo will include a high visibility A.I.M. (Alignment Integrated Marking) sidestamp to assist in alignment off the tee and in lining up putts.

• Large (1.585"), solid, high velocity core formulation, with a soft overall compression.• Soft, durable Ionomer cover blend with a 392 Icosahedral dimple design and Staggered Wave parting line.• High visibility A.I.M. (Alignment Integrated Marking) sidestamp assists in alignment at address off the tee and when putting.• Cut-proof guarantee.

"The technological advancements of the New DT SoLo reinforce our on-going commitment to provide golfers of all playing abilities with golf ball performance choices that enable them to shoot lower scores," commented Sine.

AVAILABILITY: The New DT SoLo will retain its long-standing and distinctive red packaging. Available in the traditional 3-ball sleeve and dozen configurations, as well as a single ball launch display, the New DT SoLo will begin shipping on February 1, 2010 with a suggested retail price of $28.00 per dozen ($19.99 MAP).


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Srixon Introduces New Trispeed and Trispeed Tour Balls

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) - Srixon Sports announces the launch of the new TRISPEED and TRISPEED TOUR golf balls.

The new TRISPEED golf ball is a premium three-piece distance ball designed for all types of golfers. The construction combines a soft mid-layer with a large and highly resilient Energetic Gradient Growth core to produce a high launch angle with low spin that results in extreme distance and great feel with any club. The larger core coupled with the 324 dimple design promotes a penetrating ball trajectory that is unyielding to windy conditions. The TRISPEED is a low compression ball designed to produce low spin off the driver. This low spin performance will produce more distance for most golfers, who tend to produce too much spin off the driver. Compared to the original TRISPEED, which was widely known for its exceptional distance, the new TRISPEED boasts a thinner cover and bigger core. This combination will produce more ball speed aiding the golfer in achieving maximum distance.

The TRISPEED TOUR offers a nice complement to the new TRISPEED. The TRISPEED TOUR is a premium three-piece distance and control ball with tour caliber performance for all types of golfers. The overall performance maximizes spin without sacrificing distance by combining a thinner and softer cover with a slightly higher compression core. The core uses Energetic Gradient Growth core technology to optimize driver distance and greenside spin control. With its softer cover and firmer core compression, the TRISPEED TOUR will produce that additional spin around the greens and on approach shots that certain golfers demand in their ball.

"The new TRISPEED and TRISPEED TOUR golf balls bring added performance without sacrificing distance," said Chris Beck, Brand Manager for Srixon. "With these two new offerings, golfers can find an upgrade from the 2-piece ball they are currently playing without having to pay the higher costs associated with urethane balls."

The new TRISPEED and TRISPEED TOUR golf balls will begin shipping immediately to retailers and will carry a MAP price of $29.99.

For more information on Cleveland Golf/Srixon and their staff players, visit and