Golf News – April 19, 2016

21551552155156Fujikura Golf Shafts Were Played By The RBC Heritage Champion To Win His First Professional Title On The U.S. PGA Tour

Fujikura was credited with its 19th professional tour win. This victory included a Fujikura S.I.X. driver golf shaft and a Speeder brand series wood shaft. In addition, the company enjoyed a #1 driver golf shaft ranking at the LPGA Lotte Championship.

Vista, Calif. – April 18, 2016 – Fujikura Golf, known for designing and producing the world’s best performance golf shafts, proudly announces that the company has been associated with another victory. This win came at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

“As we have said before, ‘Winning is the ultimate goal on all of the professional tours. It is the aspiration of every professional and Fujikura takes this seriously. To win is an enormous accomplishment and the Fujikura team celebrates every one of them,’ including this win at the RBC Heritage Championship,” said Fujikura Golf Marketing Manager Stephanie Hartgraves.

Each week the Fujikura Golf Tour Team is out on tour working with the golf professionals. They custom fit each professional to ensure they perform at the highest level possible, something amateur golfers should consider. Once the professionals start the event, the Fujikura Golf Tour Team returns home and their work is reported on the Darrell Survey, the leading golf equipment reporting agency. This week the report confirmed that the RBC Heritage Champion played a S.I.X. Tour Spec (TS) shaft in his Callaway driver and a Speeder 757 Evolution Shaft in his Callaway 3-wood.

S.I.X. Golf Shafts are engineered with thinner walls to have the same feel, stability and control of a heavier shaft which benefits the golfer who is looking to aggressively drive the ball. It weighs less than 60-grams and can achieve a mid-launch with mid-spin.

“Our S.I.X. Golf Shafts are popular amongst golf professionals and amateurs but it is the Speeder Golf Brand Series that keep our #1 rankings up,” added Hartgraves.

Also, confirmed by the Darrell Survey, Fujikura Golf had 40 Driver Golf Shafts in play at the LPGA Lotte Championship which is 27.8% of the total field. There was a variety of Fujikura Golf Shafts in play but the majority was from the Speeder Brand Series.

The Speeder Shaft Series with its unrivaled performance characteristics has been developed by enso®- Fujikura’s proprietary fitting and testing technology. This state of the art technology allowed Fujikura’s engineers to enhance the Speeder series with advanced materials in the key areas of the golf shaft that contribute most to the club head and ball flight performance.

About enso® Technology:
More than a singular technology, enso® represents our commitment to advancing elegant, enlightened shaft design and performance at the highest levels, accounting for the full array of the swing, club head, and shaft dynamics in the design process. This holistic approach to shaft development and biomechanics includes a proprietary system which can measure thousands of swings and club performance at both pre and post impact. These shaft recordings illustrate shaft deflection, twist and club head performance based on shaft movement.

Sunset Hole 9-LegendsPGA Tour Champions Set For Bass Pro Shops Legends Of Golf At Big Cedar Lodge

(BRANSON/LAKES AREA, MISSOURI) – World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Hale Irwin, Gary Player and more will participate in the

The PGA TOUR Champions event – a 3-day, 54-hole competition – will take place at the 9-hole, par-3 Top of the Rock Golf Course and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Springs layout. Both are amenities of renowned Big Cedar Lodge.

Jack Nicklaus designed Top of the Rock, the only par-3 course included in an official PGA TOUR professional event. Player, widely regarded as the most-traveled golfer ever, calls Top of the Rock the world’s best par-3 course.

Buffalo Ridge Springs was designed by Tom Fazio and earned distinction in Golfweek’s 2016 “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by state listing, determined by a panel of experts who canvass courses nationwide.

Daily and week-long tickets are available to the tournament, which arguably draws golf’s greatest field of players.

Daily Pass Tickets cost $25 ($20 when using MasterCard) and provide admission to Top of the Rock and or Buffalo Ridge on any one day from April 20-24. Those planning on attending more than one day may purchase a Daily Pass for each date, or a Gold Ticket that’s good for the entire week.

Gold Tickets cost $100 ($80 when using MasterCard) and provide admission to Top of the Rock and or Buffalo Ridge each day, April 20-24. The Gold Ticket provides week-long access to both golf courses and the “Arnie’s Barn” clubhouse facilities at Top of the Rock. The historic 150-year-old barn, relocated from Palmer’s hometown in Pennsylvania, houses the Top of the Rock Pro Shop and a superb restaurant full of historic photos and memorabilia.

Family Fun Day at Top of the Rock occurs on Saturday, April 23. PGA TOUR Champions star Tom Lehman will host a golf clinic on the driving range after completion of play (approximately 4 pm). Tickets are free for kids 17 and under with a paid adult. See more at:bassprolegends.com/schedule-of-events.php

Any tickets purchased online will be held for pickup at Will Call (College of the Ozarks Alumni Center in Point Lookout, Missouri). Tickets are available for purchase at both golf course gates (Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge) and at Will Call (College of the Ozarks Alumni Center in Point Lookout, Missouri).

A “Top 100 Public Course” upon opening in 1999, Buffalo Ridge Springs re-opened in 2014 after an astonishingly nuanced transformation guided by visionary conservationist and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris and renowned course architect Fazio. Adding new approaches, water features and bunkers, Morris and Fazio redesigned the layout to bring players in close contact with nature, including native grasses, rock outcroppings and free-ranging buffalo from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

Top of the Rock sits gloriously perched above Table Rock Lake, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding area, an Ozark Mountain oasis of natural beauty. In addition to the outstanding course, the complex also showcases a lighted driving range by Palmer and a putting course by Tom Watson.

For more tournament and ticket information visit bassprolegends.com or call 1.888.347.4426

streamsong-redHonor A Modern Masterpiece With The Exclusive Streamsong Course Architect’s Package

Streamsong Resort’s Red Course package includes framed limited edition print of signature hole

STREAMSONG, FLORIDA (April 18, 2016) – Designed by the legendary architect team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Streamsong Red has become one of the top modern golf designs in the industry. Ranked as the Top Public Course in Florida by Golf Digest and among the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine, Streamsong Red is the feature of the resort’s new Streamsong Course Architects Red Package.

Available for reservations from May through June, the Streamsong Course Architects Red Package features 36 holes of golf with a cart on Streamsong Red, a limited edition framed print of Streamsong Red’s signature hole No. 16, and a commemorative hat. During their stay, guests will also receive a $50 gift card and a guaranteed late checkout after a two-night stay to enjoy the lakeside infinity pool, tennis court, nature trail and four restaurant options to satisfy every palate and more.

The Streamsong Course Architects Red Package starts at $354 per person per night based on double occupancy. For availability and reservations, please call 855-964-0222 or visit streamsongresort.com.

The Streamsong Course Architects Blue Package, highlighting Streamsong Blue, will be available to guests later this fall.

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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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