Golf News – August 14, 2019

Nippon Shaft Player Earns PGA Tour Card with Win in Portland

CARLSBAD, CA – The winner of the Winco Foods Portland Open used Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 130x steel shafts in his irons Sunday (Aug. 11) to record his first victory on the Korn Ferry Tour and secure his PGA Tour playing privileges for the 2019-20 season.

It was the 35th victory this year for the MODUS³ series and the 189th overall, according to company officials.

Meanwhile six other players who used Nippon Shaft products also secured their PGA Tour cards for next season.  All finished 14th or better on the Top 25 list of qualifiers.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the Winco Foods Portland Open on his first Korn Ferry Tour victory and for securing his PGA Tour card for next season,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft.  “Nippon Shaft is proud he felt he could rely on Nippon Shaft products to compete to the best of his ability in one of the most difficult and stressful tournaments of his career. We also would like to congratulate the six other players using Nippon Shaft products who secured their PGA Tour privileges for next season.”

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STITCH® Golf Launches Collegiate Putter Covers Arrive in Style™

APEX, NC — STITCH Golf is pleased to announce the launch of its officially licensed line of NCAA collegiate putter headcovers to meet the needs of today’s serious golfer and serious fan.

“Our new collegiate putter headcovers enable golfers the opportunity to proudly support their favorite school or alma mater in style,” stated Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “These eye-catching putter covers are sure to grab the attention of your golf buddies while providing the most important club in your bag with exceptional protection.”

Using STITCH’s classic and timeless designs, these blade putter headcovers come in premium leather with the university’s logo beautifully embroidered throughout the cover.  University headcovers currently available include: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan State, Mississippi, NC State, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas A&M, UNC, South Carolina, Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

“Like all STITCH products, these collegiate headcovers are designed and engineered to help golfers look their best,” continued King. “By focusing on details and premium components we were able to create unparalleled headcovers for the die-hard fan.”

Additional features of the collegiate headcovers include:

  • Premium leather
  • Plush inner lining
  • Magnetic closure
  • Water & stain resistant
  • Fits most blade putters

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Michael Feland

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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