Golf News – August 15, 2017


Bermuda Sands Apparel Introduces Men’s Cedar Creek Fall 2017 Collection

CHARLOTTE, NC – Bermuda Sands, makers of exceptional leisure and golf apparel, are pleased to introduce their new Fall 2017 Men’s Cedar Creek collection. Take a walk through fall in this beautiful collection. The Men’s Cedar Creek collection is reminiscent of long walks with foliage reflecting off the glass-smooth lake in fall. Crisp reds, clear blues and deep rustic grays offer an escape to the local park or hiking trail.

With new patterns and opportunities for variety, there are endless options to find a refined yet sophisticated style. The new colors and patterns have that extra touch that refine the go-to options for traveling, hitting the back nine or heading to the kids soccer tournament over the weekend.

“We’re very excited about this collection,” said Joe Pagani, CEO Bermuda Sands. “We have added new styles and designs that appeal to a wide audience and highlight our capabilities as a leader in the leisure apparel space.”

Visit Bermuda Sands Apparel here.

Arccos Expands Golf’s First Artificial Intelligence Platform, Premieres Real-Time “Plays Like” Distance Calculations, Other Features

Arccos Caddie, Powered by Microsoft Azure, Now Available as Premium Subscription with Free Trial Period

STAMFORD, CN – Arccos Golf today announced the launch of several new features for Arccos Caddie, golf’s first artificial intelligence (AI) platform, highlighted by real-time “Plays Like” distance calculations that precisely account for the impact wind speed, wind direction and elevation have on how far each shot travels. Powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Arccos Caddie has been further enhanced with refined machine learning and AI algorithms, as well as persistent displays of wind and elevation data throughout the round. These combine to ensure Arccos Caddie users can shoot lower scores by harnessing advanced analytics to make smarter, data-driven decisions on the course.

“On the PGA Tour, a player and his caddie discuss the impact of wind and elevation before nearly every shot. What they’re factoring is the human equivalent of a ‘Plays Like’ distance,” said Sal Syed, CEO and Co-Founder of Arccos Golf. Arccos Caddie combines live weather conditions with a data set of more than 75 million shots hit by the Arccos community and 368 million geotagged data points on more than 40,000 courses. The platform can be used by anyone, on nearly any hole in the world, regardless of whether a golfer has previously played the course.

Previously offered as a free Beta version, Arccos Caddie is now accessible as a premium purchase within the Arccos 360 app after a trial period of five rounds. One month, six months, and 12 months (plus an additional 30-day trial) tiered pricing – allows users to choose the subscription option which bests suits their needs.

Visit Arccos Golf here.

Antigua To Serve As Provider For Team USA’s Uniforms At The 2017 Solheim Cup

PEORIA, Ariz., August 10, 2017 – Antigua Group, Inc., one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand, has been named the provider for Team USA’s uniforms at the 2017 Solheim Cup. The 2017 Solheim Cup will be held at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa from Aug. 18-20.

Having created Team USA’s clothing at the last three Solheim Cups, working on the 2017 uniforms presented a unique challenge for Antigua designer Danielle Dellios, who created something fresh and new using the traditional red, white and blue color scheme. “Instead of coming up with designs that were solely ‘Americana’ in feeling, I decided to give the team a more sport-driven look,” said Dellios. The abstract prints in the new designs are a big change from the previous outfit presentation. Team USA captain Juli Inkster has been very active with input on the uniform designs for both her winning team in 2015 in Germany and for the 2017 uniforms. “She also loves to get American fans involved by asking them to wear red one day, white another day, and navy blue the third day — to support the team’s efforts on the course,” said Dellios. “She has been fantastic to work with through the whole process.”

The Friday outfit for the first day of competition at the 2017 Solheim Cup features a new take on polka dots – the red and white print Ascend polo is matched with the Ascend skort and short that sport a mirrored version of the same print, in white with red dots. The gradient dotted pattern creates an optical illusion. The team will start Saturday’s matches wearing the Prize polo and skort. The polo features a zip placket, a solid white body with contrast navy color printed insets. The print pattern is reminiscent of all-over sequins, minus the metallic effect. The coordinating skort is printed all-over with solid white welt pockets and waistband. Both the polo and skort feature a stretch jersey knit fabric. On Sunday, the team will don mostly white with an asymmetrical engineered printed navy and red triangle. The Pyramid polo features a snap placket with front and back printed panels. The coordinating Pyramid short and skort feature the same print, with a star cut-out in the triangle pattern. The skort is made of a stretch jersey knit fabric, while the short is made from stretch twill woven fabric.

Clakit Transforms Backpack Straps Into Easily Accessible, Secure Storage

StrapPackTM pouches for phones, water bottle and passport clip onto pack straps 

Backpacks are great for carrying things, but items in the pack are difficult to access without stopping and taking off the bag. Plus belongings are prone to theft since they are out of sight. Backpack shoulder straps are within view at all times and easily reached but they have no storage.  The StrapPackTM by Clakit solves this backpack storage problem with secure yet accessible pouches that easily clip to backpack front shoulder straps.

Many people carry their smartphone in their hand when traveling or hiking because it is too much effort to take off a backpack and get it out of a pocket for every call or picture. This often leads to dropped phones, broken cases and costly repairs. With StrapPackTM smartphones are safely stored in a padded pouch but also accessible for that important call or to access the GPS function or take a picture.

Each StrapPackTM comes with a patented Clakit Clip that wraps around a backpack shoulder strap and locks into place fitting padded shoulder straps up to 3 inches wide. Designed to install in seconds and hold a firm grip so that items do not shift or slide down the trap, StrapPackTM pouches keep gear always visible, secure from theft and within easy reach. StrapPackTM pouches are available in styles including a Smartphone Pouch, Water Bottle Pouch, 2-Zipper Travel Pouch for tickets/wallet/passport/phone, Adjustable Utility Pouch for GPS/radio/electronics and a general purpose flip lid Pocket Pouch.

Visit the Clakit website, here.

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