Carlsbad, Calif. (April 28, 2016) – Today COBRA Golf, a leader in golf club innovation and technology, announced a partnership with Arccos Golf, maker of the game’s only GPS + Live Shot Tracking + Tour Analytics Platform. Through this initiative, golfers will receive a complimentary Arccos Driver performance tracking and live competition system ($79.99 value) with purchase of any COBRA Golf KING Driver online and at participating retailers in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. The promotion kicks off on May 2, 2016 and will run through June 30, 2016.
Arccos Driver delivers real-time data for tee shot distances, fairways hit and more, allowing golfers to analyze their driving accuracy and distance with the KING drivers. The single-sensor platform achieves this by automatically detecting each drive and recording second shot position without the need for tagging or other disruptions. Additional features include:
• Accuracy & Distance Stats for every drive and round
• Personalized Challenges based on performance history
• Live Leaderboards for daily, weekly and monthly competitions
• Advanced GPS for 35,000+ courses worldwide
• Social Bragging via one-touch posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
• Precise Shot Detection that distinguishes between real and practice shots
“The KING family of drivers were created to bring the highest level of personalized distance, game-changing design and the best performance technologies to golfers based on their game, helping them to play better and have even more fun,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of Research & Development at COBRA Golf. “Golfers who use our drivers will be amazed at the distance, forgiveness and precision in each shot, and now thanks to this partnership with Arccos they can track it for themselves.”
COBRA Golf’s latest family of drivers includes three drivers under the legendary KING brand name: the KING LTD, KING F6+ and KING F6. A purchase of any of these drivers will include an Arccos Driver unit. Through innovative research, premium materials and COBRA’s unique performance enhancing technologies, personalized distance and adjustable center of gravity is available in each of these drivers, making them a good fit for golfers of all levels.
“Arccos Driver combines the game’s most-advanced performance tracking technology with a new type of driving game designed for golfers of all skill levels,” says Sal Syed, CEO of Arccos. “This enhances the fun of any round while allowing players to immediately see just how well they crush the ball with their KING driver.”
Award-Winning Sweetgrass Golf Club Set To Open 2016 Season On Friday, April 29
(HARRIS, Michigan) – Thanks to the relatively mild winter, Sweetgrass Golf Club is set to welcome 2016 season players on Friday, April 29.
Designed by Paul Albanese, Sweetgrass is an award-winning amenity of Island Resort and Casino. The 18-hole championship course hosts an annual Symetra Tour “Road to the LPGA” event, in which the rising stars of women’s golf compete. The Sweetgrass layout features historic rescued bridges and a unique collection of greens (Redan, Biarritz, Island and Shared greens).
For players who enjoy organized golf events, Sweetgrass has the following two primed for May:
• May 9: 3-Man Men’s Senior Scramble, including prizes, age divisions and Mexican Buffet
• May 16: 2-Woman Scramble, including prizes, Italian Buffet and more
The resort’s popular golf package, the Perfect Foursome, starts at $230 per person in spring 2016 and includes a 2-night stay and three rounds of golf at Sweetgrass, TimberStone and Greywalls. All three are ranked among Golfweek’s “America’s Best Courses You Can Play By State.” Various other package combinations – as short as one-night stay/one round of golf and as long as four-night stay/three rounds of golf – are also available.
Sweetgrass provides a dedicated on-site golf concierge and VIP Room where groups enjoy comfortable living room-style seating, private dinners, gaming tables, beverage service, televisions and direct access to the golf course, pro shop and open fire pit.
Sweetgrass will have a companion course that’s of a completely different design and feel. As yet unnamed, it is undergoing construction with a planned 2017 debut.
For more information, see sweetgrassgolfclub.com.
(PETOSKEY, Mich.) – BOYNE Golf – home to 10 premier courses spanning three resorts in the heart of “America’s Summer Golf Capital” – is opening its first four courses for the 2016 season on Friday, April 29.
Arthur Hills at Boyne Highlands Resort, The Alpine at Boyne Mountain Resort, Crooked Tree Golf Club and The Links / The Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club lead the way.
BOYNE Golf’s other layouts – all within a short distance of each other and in close proximity to Lake Michigan – are opening on a rolling basis over the coming weeks.
Friday, May 6
• Donald Ross Memorial at Boyne Highlands
• The Moor at Boyne Highlands
• The Monument at Boyne Mountain
Friday, May 13
• The Heather at Boyne Highlands
• The Preserve / The Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club
• The Quarry / The Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club
“Our courses are in fantastic early-season shape and came through winter very well,” Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’ senior vice president of golf and resort sales. “It’s a special year for BOYNE Golf, with two milestones as The Heather celebrates its 50th anniversary and Bay Harbor Golf Club its 20th year. We’re looking forward to a great season.”
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., The Heather’s debut is widely credited as the spark that started the northern Michigan golf boom. Consistently ranked among the state’s Top 20 layouts, The Heather is one of four courses that helped Boyne Highlands rank as the U.S.’s favorite “Golf Resort for Value” in Golf.com‘s inaugural “Golfers’ Choice Awards.”
A variety of anniversary-themed promotions are planned, the first of which is $50 rounds on The Heather on June Thursdays after 1 p.m. Visit this link to book: boyne.com/golf/Heather50 (Promo Code: Heather50th).
The specials are being complemented by the return of popular stay-and-play packages at all three properties like “Play the Bay” and the “Great Escape Golf Vacation.”
BOYNE Golf’s academy is once again offer a full menu of instruction programming, including its new Power Clinic, which focuses on techniques to hit the ball further off the tee. Other innovative highlights for 2016 include the return of GolfBoards to Boyne Highlands and 140 new state-of-the-art EZ-GO carts at Boyne Highlands (80) and Boyne Mountain (60).
With courses designed and inspired by renowned architects like Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Arthur Hills and Donald Ross, BOYNE Golf’s three flagship resorts offer experiences to suit players of all ages and abilities.
Boyne Highlands Resort
• Arthur Hills (18) – Tumbling terrain and wide fairways deliver enjoyment for all skill levels
• Donald Ross Memorial (18) – Replicates classic, memorable holes created by namesake
• The Heather (18) – Flawlessly-conditioned Robert Trent Jones design appeals to purists
• The Moor (18) – Traditional layout highlighted by a variety of dogleg holes
The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort
• Bay Harbor Golf Club
• The Links (9) – Setting on windswept cliffs along coastline evokes game’s ancient roots
• The Preserve (9) – Tree-lined holes dominate before dramatic lakefront finish
• The Quarry (9) – Distinctively nestled in abandoned shale quarry
• Crooked Tree Golf Club (18) – Recently redesigned Nos. 16-18 enhance playability and charm
• The Alpine (18) – Fun and fair; annual host of Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions
• The Monument (18) – Panoramic vistas combine with hole-by-hole tribute to golf history
Beyond golf, BOYNE’s unique on-property amenities include award-winning spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, Avalanche Bay – Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, and adventure sport venues. They are supported by historic, lakeside resort towns Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petoskey all a short drive from Mackinac Island. Following in Hemingway’s footsteps, taking in the famous northern Michigan sunsets, enjoying the casino and exploring acclaimed microbreweries like Petoskey Brewing mean golf isn’t the only game in town.