Golf News – August 17, 2017

 

Two Fourteen Golf Players Finish in the Top 10 at PGA Championship

IRVINE, CA – Two players who finished in the top 10 Sunday (August 13) at the PGA Championship used Fourteen Golf products in their pursuit of the year’s final major championship. The 33-year-old from Aiken, South Carolina used Fourteen Golf’s 58-degree RM-22 Tour Raw wedge to help him shoot 4-under par 280 with rounds of 67-67-72-74. Finishing T-9 was the 39-year-old out of Georgia Tech who used Fourteen Golf’s Type 7 Utility Iron. He also was runner up at the British Open earlier this summer at Royal Birkdale.

“Fourteen Golf is proud that top players who compete in major championships trust our clubs as they pursue the greatest titles in the game,” said Masashi Kamoda, chief operating officer of Fourteen Golf. “Everyone at the company sends him our congratulations on these outstanding performances.” Fourteen Golf is well known for the quality of its wedges. The incredibly high spin rate of Fourteen Golf’s RM-22 wedges is a result of their innovative reverse muscle technology design, which increases the weight at the top of the club head thereby raising the center of gravity higher on the face, Kamoda said.

The Fourteen Golf Type 7 utility iron provides the precision of an iron with the forgiveness of a hybrid club, according to Kamoda. The club features a uniquely shaped hollow structure and a relatively small head, giving the club the appearance of an iron while delivering hybrid-style forgiveness. The hollow head design features cup face technology that offers variable face-thickness, which enhances off-center hits and maximizes center strikes, Kamoda said. The shape of the head is engineered to position the center of gravity (CG) deeper and lower in the clubface to promote maximum ball speed. The head is nickel chrome plated with a satin finish.

A premier designer and manufacturer of high-quality golf clubs, Fourteen Golf has been part of 70 professional victories since 2010.

Visit Fourteen Golf here.

Golf Pride Trusted to Win Wanamaker Trophy and Grip Count at 2017 PGA Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the most used swing and putter grip brand played at the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 2017 PGA Champion trusted Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet Cord in his hands to conquer the hot and humid conditions as he earned his first major championship victory.  The #1 Grip in Golf was played by 10 of the 12 top 10 finishers and overall, 81 percent of players competing in the season’s final major trusted their games to Golf Pride. Of the 20 PGA Professionals at the PGA Championship, an astounding 19 trusted Golf Pride as they competed at the game’s highest level.   

Each week, Golf Pride is the leading grip played from tee-to-green on the PGA TOUR with an average of 80% of pros choosing Golf Pride swing grips in each event, without any paid endorsements. 

Visit Golf Pride here.

Ben Hogan Golf Equipment launches new website to support innovative ‘factory-direct’ pricing strategy.

Fort Worth, Texas: BH Golf Equipment, LLC, operating as Ben Hogan Golf Equipment, announced the launch of a new, B2C e-commerce focused website: www.benhogangolf.com. The new site will be the cornerstone of the Company’s innovative ‘factory-direct’ pricing model.

“We’ll never deviate from our mission to bring the highest-performing, most-precise, and best- feeling clubs to market” said Scott White, President and CEO of Ben Hogan Golf Equipment. “That said, our means of getting them there will be a bit different. After doing a lot of research and experimentation, we’ve decided to forego the golf industry’s traditional distribution model completely. Now, without any retail mark-up, we can offer Ben Hogan irons, wedges, hybrids and bags directly to serious, avid golfers at a much lower price.”

“Golf equipment is too expensive and, sometimes, complicated to purchase” continued Mr. White. “We are trying to help grow the game by making it easier to buy high-end equipment directly from the manufacturer. Our hope is that our customers will use the savings they realize when buying directly from us to play more often or take some instruction from their local PGA Professional.”

Visit Ben Hogan Golf here.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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