Golf News – April 17, 2024

TaylorMade Golf Introduces Team TaylorMade Junior Set

Premium Equipment for Junior Golfers with Access to Exclusive Content from TaylorMade Athletes

CARLSBAD, CA – TaylorMade Golf introduces the Team TaylorMade Junior set, the results of extensive research and engineering by the same engineers that design equipment for Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Nelly Korda.

The Team TaylorMade Junior Set is unisex and was designed to be offered in three different sets by age groups of 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT FROM THE WORLD’S BEST GOLFERS

Team TaylorMade athletes and ambassadors created exclusive content for juniors available to those who purchase the Team TaylorMade Junior Set. Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooke Henderson, as well as brand ambassadors Gabby Golf Girl, Chris Trott and Grant Horvat help unlock the secrets of the game with tips, tricks and drills to help junior golfers jumpstart their golf journeys.

This makes the set a blend of introductory golf content for parents looking to get their kids into the game of golf, while also being a high performing product specifically designed for different age groups.

JUNIOR EQUIPMENT DESIGNED WITH A PURPOSE

Led by a 400cc 17° Titanium driver with a large flexible face and a low Center of Gravity (CG) designed for maximum distance and forgiveness, each club in the set is built to allow for proper fundamentals to be developed from an early age. The set has the appropriate weight, length and loft to avoid poor technique arising from having to counteract for improper equipment.

Fairways and hybrids feature a low-profile face, ample loft and low CG to make the clubs as easy to hit as possible. Team TaylorMade Junior Set irons and wedges are both designed for high launch and playability. The irons are equipped with TaylorMade’s inverted cone technology seen in Qi Irons featuring a flexible face and lightweight components.

Compared to P·Series irons at 270g, the TaylorMade Junior Set heavy 7-iron is 248g and the light 7-iron is 205g. The TaylorMade Junior Set putter measures 315g compared to the average TP Collection Blade at 350g.

The bag and headcover colors are blue and white with the Team TaylorMade Junior Set logo. The stand bag itself is water and stain resistant with a large ball pocket, water bottle holder and adjustable double strap to make it easy to carry.

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KemperSports Launches Frequent Fairways Chicagoland Loyalty Program

NORTHBROOK, IL – KemperSports, a leading golf, sports, entertainment and hospitality company, announced today the launch of Frequent Fairways™ Chicagoland – a proprietary loyalty program that gives golfers in Chicagoland a chance to earn awards for playing courses that they already enjoy on a regular basis. As you play more, you earn more valuable rewards, with each round being tracked in the Frequent Fairways app.

“Frequent Fairways is a great opportunity for our Chicagoland golfers to experience new KemperSports-affiliated golf courses throughout their area,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “As a Chicago-based company, we are excited to show all of the great courses in our hometown.”

Each new course played earns a stamp that unlocks new rewards within the app that get better and better. Members of the program can even earn a Titleist Vokey SM10 Wedge when they visit seven participating courses!

  • 1 stamp – KemperSports Frequent Fairways Chicagoland poker chip ball maker
  • 2 stamps – Sleeve of tour-proven Titleist® ProV1 golf balls
  • 3 stamps – Entry to win a foursome at a KemperSports Chicagoland private club
  • 4 stamps – KemperSports Frequent Fairways Titleist hat
  • 5 stamps – Golf cart reward
  • 6 stamps – Entry to win a foursome at a KemperSports Chicagoland private club
  • 7 stamps – Titleist Vokey SM10 Wedge

Participating KemperSports golf courses include Deerpath Golf Course, The Glen Club, Cantigny Golf, Harborside International Golf Center, Bolingbrook Golf Club, Boughton Ridge Golf Course, Vernon Hills Golf Course, and Winnetka Golf Club.

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Mr P. Collaborates With G/FORE on Exclusive Golf Collection

LOS ANGELES, CA – Mr P. is pleased to announce a new season collaboration with LA-based golf apparel brand G/FORE, with the launch of a limited-edition exclusive golf collection available at both MR PORTER and GFORE.COM

Available from 15 April onwards, the 12-piece collection combines both brands contemporary approach to design, championing unique and innovative details and craftsmanship sensibilities. The collaboration includes seven ready-to wear styles including two cotton polos in a stone and blue colourway with navy trims and two open-collar polos, a silhouette synonymous with Mr P., in pink and faded denim, all featuring the Mr P. x G/FORE logo patch under the back collar. A pair of stretch twill trousers and shorts in stone alongside single pleat trousers in black offer comfort and mobility suitable to wear from the clubhouse to the course.

The collection also includes two existing G/FORE golf shoe silhouettes: the Gallivanter, available in navy smooth leather with the Mr P. logo featured on the underside of the shoe, conveniently visible during the follow-through of a golf swing and the Gallivan2r, available in white with a navy and sky blue trim. Both shoes are fully waterproof and breathable to ensure optimum comfort during play. Rounding out the accessories offer is the Daytona golf bag in navy with Mr P. embroidery on front pocket and zippers, alongside a cotton crochet bucket hat and cabretta leather glove, both available in white featuring the Mr P. x G/FORE logo.

To further mark the launch, for one month from 15 April, 50 per cent of the net profits* sold from the Mr P. x G/FORE collection on MR PORTER will be donated to the MR PORTER Health In Mind Fund powered by Movember, supporting men’s mental and physical health initiatives to help men lead healthier, longer lives.

Alongside the collaborative collection, Mr P. will also debut its own golf-inspired range of ready-to-wear and footwear, ideal for those seeking an alternative to high-performance technical apparel, or for golfers who are inspired by fairway style, on and off the course. The 19-piece edit features blouson jackets available in suede and microcheck seersucker finishes and matching seersucker trousers, statement stripe print long- and short-sleeved polo shirts alongside Jacquard and textured open-collar polos; all designed for optimal performance with relaxed fits that won’t inhibit movement.

Additional highlights include a knitwear vest and cardigan featuring an embroidered varsity style “P” emblem and two pairs of Mr P.’s ever-popular Derbies reinterpreted as technical golf shoes.

“Following the success of Mr P.’s first golf collection, we are delighted to bring our customers a new range, this time with pieces in partnership with leading golf brand G/FORE. G/FORE echoes Mr P.’s dedication to timelessness and uncompromising quality while marrying its contemporary approach to design with the sport’s rich history. Whether teeing off at noon or enjoying a post-round refreshment at the 19th hole, the collection has been designed for golf enthusiasts who are as passionate about their style as their game.” – Mr Olie Arnold, Style Director, MR PORTER.

“We are very pleased to partner with MR PORTER, an impressively curated online boutique that provides a place for the sophisticated man and his discerning taste.” – Mr Mossimo Giannulli, Founder, G/FORE
The Mr P. x G/FORE collaboration and Mr P.’s golf collection will sit alongside the new-season spring collection and Permanent range, available all year round on MR PORTER.

Visit MR PORTER golf shoe HERE

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