Bridgestone Golf Unveils Most Technologically Advanced Golf Balls to Date with TOUR B Series
COVINGTON, GA – Bridgestone Golf, innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – unveils TOUR B series golf balls, the most innovative and performance oriented offerings in company history, which will be available at retailers nationwide and on Bridgestonegolf.com beginning October 2.
The new series includes four models – TOUR B X, XS, RX and RXS – which replace the company’s storied B330 lines and provide unmatched feel, accuracy and distance over competitors. As with all Bridgestone models, the company utilized data from more than 3 million in-person and online ball fittings in the R&D process to determine how specific characteristics would benefit different players. In addition, they used white label surveys to gauge and fulfill exact needs of customers.
TOUR B X and XS are designed for low handicap golfers looking for exceptional feel. Compared to the B330 and B330-S predecessors, the X and XS provide more spin and greenside control due to softer urethane cover formulation, while increased distance comes from enhanced aerodynamics and improved 330 Dual Dimple design. The X is for those players looking for more accuracy off the tee while the XS provides extra length.
The RX and RXS are for mid-to-low handicappers, delivering explosive distance and optimized trajectory thanks to high repulsion construction and new 338 modified Dual Dimple design. The RX will help players hit more fairways while those looking for unmatched feel will gravitate toward the RXS.
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SwingLync High-Tech Golf Training Technology Launches on Kickstarter
DES MOINES, IA – SwingLync® wearable golf swing analysis technology launches on Kickstarter September 6. Starting at $179 for early backers, SwingLync is a first-of-its-kind wearable swing training technology that brings real-time body positioning analysis to everyday golfers through a customized mobile app.
Using three wireless sensors and a corresponding phone app, this high-tech swing analysis system teaches golfers exactly how to position their body for a powerful and consistent swing. Golfers see a detailed snapshot of their body positioning data during the swing and receive measurable feedback to achieve improved positioning.
The easy to use technology includes three wireless sensors, each about the size of a matchbox, that fasten to the golfer’s waist, wrist and back. Data is collected during every swing and instantly sent to the app, reporting measurements at the four most important moments of the swing – setup, top, impact and finish. The feedback allows golfers to identify their biggest swing flaws and track their improvement over time with historical analysis features. SwingLync customizes target values based on each golfer’s 18-hole handicap, making it a powerful tool for all skill levels from beginners to scratch golfers.
SwingLync will be available September 6 for pre-order through Kickstarter.
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Tour Edge Introduces Extremely Long Exotics CBX Fairway Woods
Testing an average of 16 yards longer than best-selling fairway woods on market
BATAVIA, IL – Tour Edge, Golf’s Most Solid Investment, today officially introduced the new Exotics CBX fairway woods, a tour-caliber club for those seeking the very best in materials and the latest in golf club technology advancements. Recent independent Iron Byron test results prove the all-new CBX woods to be the longest, lowest spinning fairway woods in a test that included three of the best selling fairway woods on the market today. The CBX outdistanced competitors by an astonishing average of 16 yards.
The engine of the CBX metalwoods again lies within Exotics core ethos of using superior multi-materials and construction methods. A Beta Ti cup face is brazed with a Hyper Steel body to produce the perfect launch and low spin combination. A carbon sole unit moves mass forward to determine the precise CG location. The longer toe to heel and shorter front to back head shape provides precise weighting throughout the clubhead and optimizes performance with absolute CG location. The higher CG location minimizes spin for optimal low-spin distance, making for a tour caliber fairway wood that will provide amazing distance off the tee and from the rough. The result of the higher CG is the lowest spinning, exceptionally versatile fairway wood capable of delivering amazing distances and less dispersion on miss-hits due to the reduced side spin. Engineers developed the new Speed Ramp sole on the CBX based on the design of the SlipStream™ sole waves in the very popular Exotics CB PRO fairway wood.
The CBX fairway wood will be for sale in four lofts; 3 (13.5 degree), 3 (15 degree), 4 (16.5 degree), and 5 (18 degree).
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VA Composites Shafts played by past PGA Champion
PINEHURST, NC – VA Composites, Inc maker of advanced performance graphite golf shafts, announced that the 2002 past PGA Champion, Rich Beem, played 3 Raijin shafts and a soon to be released special edition SLAY prototype last week in Charlotte.
VA Composites, a recently launched premium composite shaft manufacturer based in Pinehurst, NC, recently announced Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA Champion, put the Raijin and soon to be released Prototype “SLAY” in his driver, fairway, and hybrid last week during the PGA Championship played in Charlotte, NC.
Armed with the new Callaway Epic 9 degree driver in combination with the Raijin 64 gram X flex, Mr. Beem hit it longer than any other shaft he has played for the last 2 years. “I might be out played this week, but I won’t be without the best shaft technology in the world,” said Rich Beem last week during the PGA Championship. In addition to the Raijin in his driver, he used the Raijin 64 – S flex in his Callaway Epic 3-wood and Raijin Hybrid 84 in his Callaway hybrid.
“We are really thrilled to see the growth and increased usage of VA Composites on all the Tours. To see the Raijin make its debut on the PGA Tour in a major is truly exciting for our brand,” said Victor Afable, Founder and CEO of VA Composites.
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