Golf News – February 13, 2017

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Callaway Introduces New Footwear Line Hits Golf Shops This Month

February, 2017 – Callaway’s new line of footwear will be hitting the golf shops later this month. The Callaway collection utilizes the Opti-Series™ technology to provide golfers with the optimum performance and comfort on the course. The line debuted at the PGA Merchandise Show last month in Orlando, Fla. and received outstanding reviews.

2017 CALLAWAY FOOTWEAR
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Men’s Footwear:

CORONADO
The Coronado is a lightweight waterproof Opti-repel™ microfiber leather upper that features a Opti-soft™ EVA midsole for natural ground feel and comfort. The 8mm PU molded sockliner with Opti-vent™ is designed for breathability and heat management. The TPU Fusion-Lite™ outsole uses the low-profile Champ Slim-Lok® system with nine PiviX cleats for better contact with the ground and the ability to harness more power with the swing.

Coronado Specs:
• Weight: 11.6 oz.
• Color: White/Black, Black/Silver
• Sizes: 8 -12, 13, 14; Widths: Med. and Wide
• Warranty: Two-year waterproof
• MAP Pricing: $129.95
• Available: February 15, 2017

LA JOLLA
The La Jolla has a waterproof Opti-repel™ microfiber leather upper with an Opti-soft™ EVA midsole and an 8MM molded EVA sockliner. The La Jolla utilizes a Opti-vent™ mesh liner for breathability and heat management. The Dura-rubber outsole features a low-profile Champ Slim-Lok® system with seven PiviX cleats for maximum stability and control.

La Jolla Specs:
• Weight: 12.4oz.
• Color: White, Black, White/Brown
• Sizes: 8 -12, 13, 14; Widths: Med. and Wide
• Warranty: Two-year waterproof
• MAP Pricing: $99.95
• Availability: February 15, 2017

Women’s Footwear

SOLAIRE
The Solaire features a Opti-vent™ mesh upper with 3D stability print for maximum breathability and support. The Dura-rubber spikeless outsole has multi-directional, traction control lugs for stability and traction. The Opti-soft™ EVA midsole allows for natural ground feel and comfort and the Opti-vent™ mesh liner is designed for breathability and heat management throughout the round.

Solaire Specs:
• Weight: 8.2oz.
• Color: Heather, Grey/Pink
• Sizes: 6 -11; Widths: Med.
• MAP Pricing: $69.95
• Availability: February 15, 2017

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‘Disruptive’ G/Fore Goes To Top Of The Class

G/FORE has shown once again it can be relied upon to influence others with its 2017 autumn/winter collection.

While other school reports from the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando might have read “must do better”, G/FORE was in the good books with its Disruptive Luxury theme, which encapsulated the brand’s trademark innovative design with a hint of unconventional mischief.

The American brand, which first sprung to prominence with its brightly-coloured gloves, premium eye-catching footwear and high-quality, edgy apparel, has raised the bar again with plenty of outstanding highlights among the new 2017 collection.

The Tipped Polos are constructed in breathable, fine, tech pique are now available in the full G/FORE colour palette to make the perfect match with shoes and gloves.

The Essential Polos offer the same broad selection of colours in lightweight mercerised cotton with a luxurious feel.

The ever-popular Gallivanter shoes boast some new updates, while the exciting new Disruptor fuses street fashion with the golf shoe – with a playful message hidden on the sole.

The launch of two versions of the special edition Competition Stripe glove, which features a contrasting thumb colour and retains the G/FORE hallmarks of quality, offers another option to add to the vast range.

G/FORE has gone from strength to strength since its creation by fashion-industry pioneer Mossimo Giannulli in 2011 and has established a growing reputation on the golf scene and beyond.

Giannulli said: “I’m thrilled with the reception at the 2017 PGA show. From our collaboration with Peter Millar to the launch of the Disruptor, it just couldn’t have gone any better. We continue to evolve and grow and are encouraged by what the future holds for G/FORE.”

To view the brand’s full range of apparel, gloves, shoes and accessories, visit gfore.com

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Florida man fends off attacking alligator with Cleveland putter

One Florida man faced an intimidating 10-footer last week and turned to his trusty putter to pull him through.

That 10-footer was not a simple par putt, but actually a feisty alligator attacking Tony Aarts at Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers. According to a report from local TV station WPTV, Aarts best hope at that point came with his Cleveland putter.

“As I was walking about five to six feet away from the water I heard a splash, and as soon as I heard that splash I knew it was an alligator, and he got me.” Aarts said. “I remember having a club in my hand, and as soon as he had me in the water up to my waist, I started hitting him over the head. I seen (sic) the size of him, you know you can just see the claws as he was pulling me back and I’m heeling in trying to go the other way and he’s just looking at me and I’m looking at him. So I started hitting him in the eye socket, I hit him 3 times and he let go of my foot. so I crawled back and by that time the guys… they were there.”

Read the rest of the story here.

 

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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