Golf News – April 12, 2018


Callaway Announces Mack Daddy 4 Raw Wedges

The New Standard for Wedge Performance, Now In A New Raw Finish

CARLSBAD, CA – Mack Daddy 4 sets the standard for wedge performance by combining innovative technologies with premium components. It’s the finest collaboration yet between industry legend Roger Cleveland and Callaway R&D, and was influenced heavily by Tour pro input. And our new premium Raw finish is preferred by many of the world’s best players.

Callaway’s proprietary Groove-In-Groove Technology combines a unique suite of features to provide more shot-stopping spin. The main grooves are saw-cut and horizontal milled to precise tolerances. The lower lofted wedges (52° and below) feature a 20D groove for consistent spin on fuller shots, while the higher lofted wedges (54° and above) feature an aggressive 5D groove for maximum control out of the rough and around the green. The 16-groove configuration includes our extra “Nip-It” groove near the leading edge for added control, especially on short shots.

The Micro-Positive surface roughness, milled into the flat parts of the face, features three raised micro-ridges, extending the length of the hitting area, with micro-grooves between the ridges that help grab the ball’s cover to increase spin significantly on a variety of shots. This combination of grooves plus micro-grooves provides 84 different contact points to grab the cover.

The Mack Daddy 4 is the most rigorously tested and Tour-validated wedge we’ve ever offered. Roger Cleveland’s tireless work on Tour refining shapes, soles, grinds and camber led to a more compact shape, straighter leading edge, tighter leading-edge radius and slightly more offset, compared to MD3 wedges. The tight radius makes it easy to make clean contact on tight lies for maximum spin and control.

C, S, and New X MD4 Raw wedges are available in three grind options, each with generous camber from heel to toe for smooth turf interaction and solid feel. C Grind: Increased relief, especially at the heel, making it easier to play shots with the face open. Ideal for medium-to-shallow attack angles and/or firm course conditions. 8° bounce. S Grind: Medium-width sole with slight chamfer at the back and moderate heel relief to keep the leading edge low through impact, promoting solid contact on open-faced shots. 10° bounce. New X Grind: The newest grind features a narrow, high-bounce crescent sole, with the low point near the front. Excellent for moderate-to-steep attack angles and medium-to soft course conditions. 12° bounce.

Wedge feel is the product of several variables: CG location, sole, head material, finish, shaft and grip. We’ve carefully considered all of those elements, including the soft 8620 carbon steel head and the new Raw finish. Our system of four weight ports and milled aluminum medallions allows us to position the head’s CG progressively upward as loft increases for solid feel on every shot. The Dynamic Gold Tour-Issue 115 shaft and premium Lamkin UTx grip further enhance feel. These elements, combined with precise turf interaction from our bounce/grind options, give the MD4 the most satisfying feel we’ve ever accomplished in a wedge.

MD4 Raw provides a premium, non-glare finish that the world’s best players love. And we’ve expanded the line with 15 different loft-bounce configurations.

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Original Penguin Golf Launched

NEW YORK, NY – An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear® (Original Penguin), the menswear brand renowned for combining American sportswear with heritage craftsmanship, launches Original Penguin Golf.

Worn throughout history by celebrated men and golf fanatics including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Bob Hope, Jack Nicklaus and Bing Crosby, Original Penguin had been adorned and adored by the masters of leisure and sport to define itself as an American classic. Still revered by the icons of today, the brand now fully encompasses the lifestyle of what it means to be an original.

Original Penguin Golf debuts with a curated collection consisting of the signature Earl™ polo shirt, printed shorts, sleek track jackets, and fitted trousers, available in a bold color palette. Straying from the classic, oversized and muted golf uniform, Original Penguin Golf offers tailored, slim-cut, functional styles while maintaining an athletic and technical edge that will have players looking their best on or off the course.

“Original Penguin is an iconic American clothing brand with deep roots in the golf industry as the originator of the classic golf shirt. The Original Penguin brand was established in 1955 and quickly became the most popular product for a vast array of golf professionals and celebrities during the late 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s,” says Jack Voith, President of the Golf Division at Perry Ellis International, Inc. “Fast forward to today, we have selected an exciting collection that focuses directly on the golf market and combines many of the original styles, prints and patterns from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, blending them with technical fabrications.”

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ARGOLF Putters Introduces The Excalibur Into Its Collection

JUPITER, FL – ARGOLF Putters has released a new blade design to the Broceliande Collection – the Excalibur. The Excalibur is the newest addition to the ARGOLF family that derives its product names from Arthurian legend. Just as the sword is known as the finest created, so is the ARGOLF Excalibur putter as one of the finest blades on the market. 

The features on this high-performance putter are unprecedented. Precisely milled from a single piece of 316L German stainless steel, the Excalibur maintains a classic blade design yet has been modernized for a more solid impact and better feel. Unlike most putters in the ARGOLF collection, there is no alignment feature incorporated into the design, making this an ideal choice for pure feel players. 

The exceptionally grooved face of the Excalibur allows the player to caress the ball gently instead of lifting it at impact. The Excalibur is of pure design and instills confidence in its user with a unique and soft feel. As are all putters in the collection, the Excalibur is milled in the historic region of Brittany, France. It is then assembled by hand in ARGOLF’s state-of-the-art putting lab located in Jupiter, Florida. Custom fittings are available to offer golfers a finish of unparalleled quality. 

“Known as the most legendary sword of King Arthur, the Excalibur was associated with magical powers that were only attributed to its one true and rightful owner – as does the Excalibur perform for each individual player,” said ARGOLF Founder Olivier Colas. “Every golfer who chooses an ARGOLF putter chooses a legend.” 

Additional features of the Excalibur putter include an ARGOLF Pro Stepped Putter shaft by KBS, ARGOLF Deep Etched Putter Grip by Lamkin, Anopeen Matte non-glare finish and head cover.

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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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