Golf News – April 18, 2018

Old Meets New: The Redesigned 2018 Wedge Series

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Miura Golf introduces the 2018 Wedge Series as the latest edition to its lineup being release this year. “The new Wedge Series preserves the timeless elements of the old Series and incorporates modifications that make these clubs a pleasure to play,” says Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf.

The updated Series is redesigned with bounce angles that reduce resistance, allowing players to cut through turf effortlessly. A rounded leading edge combined with redefined bounce angles create quality impact that leads to a crisp and consistent divot. The 2018 Wedge Series is made of premium (S25C) soft carbon steel and is finished in a beautiful satin chrome. Available in odd-numbered lofts, this wedge makes solid feel and distance control available to players like never before. 

“It takes the mind of an engineer and a soul of an artist to create these golf clubs. That’s the spirit behind Miura’s new 2018 Wedge Series,” adds McGarity.

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Golf Beats Cancer and American Cancer Society Partner Together for Series of Showcase Fundraising Events Throughout the United States

Partnership Kicks Off With “The Wellness Weekend” at Ojai Valley Inn Resort in June

SANTA YNEZ, CA – Golf Beats Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving integrative therapy for cancer patients through the game of golf, has partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Sports and Entertainment Group, for a series of showcase events and fundraisers throughout the United States in 2018.

Golf Beats Cancer was developed by founder Lee Embley as a way to cope with his own stage IV lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, which included an aggressive chemotherapy regiment. Following his oncology directive to stay active, Embley converted his local golf course into a wellness track where patients could fight fatigue, stay hydrated, improve cognition, practice balance, eat nutritiously and be social. GBC “Golf Buddies,” an extension of the program, encourages participating cancer survivors and other golf club members to become Golf Buddies to encourage and motivate GBC Players to get out, walk the course and embrace an “extended family” through golf.

The American Cancer Society is planning a number of showcase events with GBC in 2018 in selected cities throughout the United States. The first event will be at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, in California, on June 10th and 11th. The event begins with a 5K Wellness Walk on the Ojai Golf Course, and includes a golf tournament and gala dinner, with a keynote address by Fred Kass, MD, Head of Oncology at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center.

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2-DG Apparel Announces Its Launch With a Luxury Golf Polo

Inspired by the desire to help fund the universal treatment for those affected by cancer, 2-DG merges fashion and philanthropy

MIAMI, FL – 2-DG, the newest addition to the leisure apparel market, introduces its first product, a golf polo, which combines luxury fashion, earth consciousness, sun protection and goodwill.

Inspired by the desire to help fund research for the universal treatment of cancer, 2-DG founder Shail Shah and his wife Valentina combined their joined 40 years of experience in retail and manufacturing to create a luxury polo shirt that is unique in its design and purpose. “More than a brand, 2-DG is a cause,” Shah said. “After losing my father to cancer and nearly losing my mother to the same vicious disease, I knew I had to do something to help.” When Shah met Dr. Theodore Lampidis and learned about his non-profit organization he wanted to create awareness and accelerate his research. 2-DG is the sugar molecule Dr. Lampidis has been developing as the universal treatment of cancer and 10% of every sale will be donated to the Lampidis Cancer Foundation, which is conducting groundbreaking cancer research and treatments to eliminate the deadly disease.

Made in Italy from artisanal fabrics, our apparel contains SPF 50+ UV protection to keep your skin safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays. “Our clients love living a healthy lifestyle and staying active outdoors, we don’t want them to worry about sun protection. Anywhere our 2-DG fabric is covering they are protected,” Shah said. Our product is lightweight and upscale ensuring that you’ll be looking and playing your best whether you are perfecting your backswing or raising a glass at the “19th hole.”

2-DG is also focused on reducing our carbon footprint, preserving the environment, and reducing waste, so we have launched a brand that focuses on creating products that are made from 100% recycled fibers. “2-DG’s fabric is made from fishing nets that were abandoned in the ocean,” Shah said. “We can’t take our planet for granted, our recycled fabric not only looks and feels luxurious, but it’s helping clean up our oceans.” Marine scientists estimate that fishing nets kill hundreds of thousands of marine mammals every year. Including whales, seals, turtles and birds.

By wearing 2-DG apparel, you can feel confident in knowing that you are wearing the finest quality product, protecting yourself, preserving the environment, and helping to fund the universal treatment for cancer one product at a time.

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adidas Signs No.1-Ranked Amateur Joaquin Niemann

CARLSBAD, CA – adidas is adding another top player to the roster. Today adidas Golf announced the signing of Joaquin Niemann to a multi-year contract that includes him wearing adidas headwear, apparel, and footwear on the course. Niemann becomes just the second 19-year-old to sign with adidas Golf behind Sergio Garcia who signed with adidas in 1999.

Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Niemann enters the professional ranks following a successful amateur career. He won the 2015 IMG Junior World Championship at the famed South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course and then defended his title the following year, lapping the field with the next closest competitor eight strokes behind. He’s also a former Rolex Junior All-American as part of the American Junior Golf Association, where adidas Golf is a National Sponsor, adding three consecutive victories in AJGA events last year alone. He also competed in the 2017 Greenbrier Classic on the PGA TOUR where he made the cut as an amateur and finished tied for 29th.

He finished the 2017 season as the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, earning him the Mark H. McCormack Medal. The award came with exemptions into the 2018 U.S. Open and Open Championship, which he will now forfeit due to his professional status.

He’s no stranger to major championships, however, having qualified for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills through sectional qualifiers and then receiving an invitation to play in the 2018 Masters Tournament by way of his 2018 Latin America Amateur Championship victory. He’s now looking to build on that success at the professional level, and will be doing so wearing the 3-Stripes.

The signing of Niemann brings another marquee name to a young crop of players to compete in adidas Golf footwear and apparel. He joins fellow adidas athletes Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Haotong Li and Sam Burns – all winners on their respective tours – who are under 25 years old.

Niemann will make his professional debut this week at the Valero Texas Open.

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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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