Golf News – April 28, 2017


New PUMA Golf + Volition America Collection Celebrates American Pride with Style for On and Off Course Wear

CARLSBAD, Calif. – COBRA PUMA GOLF and Volition America are teaming up to launch the Volition America Golf Collection. Volition America is an organization built on a crusade to promote love of country, inspire people’s decisions and celebrate the power of choice. A portion of the proceeds from the Volition Collection will support the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.

Through this partnership, PUMA Golf will design custom Volition America and PUMA co-branded golf apparel, footwear and accessories with a percentage of proceeds supporting the families of our military heroes through Folds of Honor. The collection will celebrate the red, white and blue in a cool, trendy way, while demonstrating American pride, honor and strength with class and style. Folds of Honor Founder, Major Dan Rooney, a USAFR F-16 Fighter Pilot and PGA Professional will serve as a brand ambassador for the PUMA and Volition collaboration, sporting the apparel at a variety of appearances throughout the year.

PUMA Golf’s product teams worked with the team at Volition America over the past year to create versatile pieces for men, women and juniors that blend style, technology and next-gen materials to keep golfers cool, comfortable and stylish on and off the course. The collection incorporates sophisticated graphics, including a cool, blue Volition Camo print, and a color palate highlighted by the red, white and blue, a nod to America and those that have served. Key pieces in the collection include performance-ready polos and layering pieces, with cresting options for green grass accounts, stylish t-shirts, hats and a custom version of PUMA’s brand new IGNITE Spikeless Sport DISC golf shoe. Each piece in the collection is co-branded with the Volition America and the PUMA cat.

Drop one of Volition + PUMA Golf apparel, footwear and accessories will be available May 15, online and at select retailers. For more information click here.

Golf Pride® Tour SNSR Earns First PGA Tour Victory At 2017 Valero Texas Open

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division developed the TOUR SNSR putter grip used by the winner of the 2017 Valero Texas Open. The TOUR SNSR Putter grip series debuted in spring of 2016, and has won events on every professional golf tour worldwide; including the PGA, LPGA and tours. This victory on golf’s biggest stage continues the momentum for Golf Pride’s oversize putter grip technology. The TOUR SNSR Straight 104cc was trusted by the winner as he sank a thrilling 8-foot putt on the 72nd hole on Sunday to clinch the title by one shot.

In addition to providing the winner’s putter grip, Golf Pride was also the preferred swing grip, used by 27 players who finished in the Top 30. Each week, Golf Pride is the leading grip played from tee-to-green on the PGA TOUR with an average of 80% of pros choosing Golf Pride swing grips in each event, without any paid endorsers.

Golf Pride’s TOUR SNSR putter grips feature large TOUR-proven shapes that are engineered with innovative SNSR material to deliver unsurpassed feedback into the hands to improve players’ distance control. The soft-tuned rubber formulation gives these grips extraordinary feel, and encourages lighter grip pressure that golfers seek in creating a smooth stroke.

Players can dial in the feel that fits them best with two TOUR proven shapes, the TOUR SNSR CONTOUR and the TOUR SNSR STRAIGHT.

TOUR SNSR CONTOUR is an evolution of the classic tapered pistol profile that is the shape preference of over 75% of Tour players. The pistol allows golfers to “lock in” their upper hand for consistent hand placement that translates to more confidence in every stroke.

TOUR SNSR STRAIGHT offers a contemporary, non-taper shape promoting a consistent hand pressure and feel. The straight taper design features soft, rounded edges that are strategically beveled for palm and finger pad comfort.

All four TOUR SNSR models feature a wide paddle front, sculpted to promote lighter grip pressure and consistent hand placement. Additionally, they are each finished with a traction-textured design that provides heightened feel and moisture control. Each shape is available in two oversize options, 104cc and 140cc. The TOUR SNSR Series is currently available at retail features a street price of $24.99. For more information on the TOUR SNSR and the entire 2017 Golf Pride product offering, visit

KBS Dominates 2017 Tour United Leasing & Finance Championship

KBS Golf Shafts dominated on the victory with not only the victory this week at the Tour United Leasing & Finance Championship, but placing 2nd and 3rd place as well. The one stroke victory was his first career win on the Tour. The winner played winner 130 KBS Tour Parallel, with the runner up playing KBS Tour $ -Taper 130, and the 3rd place finisher using KBS Tour FLT 120. This turnout shows the range of KBS Shafts used to play better golf on all tours. Player Driven. Tour Proven.

About KBS TOUR Shaft: STABILITY. PLAYABILITY. FEEL. The KBS TOUR is Kim Braly’s signature shaft and is ideal for players desiring shot versatility and mid trajectory.

About KBS Tour $-Taper Shaft: TOUR FEEL. MONEY PERFORMANCE. KBS Tour $-Taper provides superior feel while maintaining shot workability and tight dispersion for players seeking the ultimate tour shaft.

About KBS Tour FLT Shaft: THE EVOLUTION OF PERFORMANCE. The KBS TOUR FLT is a Tour influenced shaft to fit the broadest range of players, from the Amateur Golfer, to a Tour Professional.

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