Golf News – August 18, 2021

MCA GOLF Brings Lower Launch Options to Consistent Feel Design™ with DIAMANA™ PD Shafts

Carlsbad, CA – The next DIAMANA™ 5th Generation release has arrived with DIAMANA™ PD from Mitsubishi Chemical. Expanding on the range of options provided by DIAMANA TB™, the new DIAMANA™ PD shafts allow players to explore a lower-launching profile while enjoying the same seamless fitting experience through Consistent Feel Design™.

When compared to DIAMANA™ TB, players will notice DIAMANA™ PD feels more active in the hands with the strength and stability more focused in the mid and tip sections. This helps lower the launch angle giving players another means of realizing their maximum driving distance.

Constructed using Mitsubishi Chemical’s exclusive dual-phase XLINK™ Tech Resin System, along with high modulus MR70 and Boron fiber, DIAMANA™ PD shafts offer a powerful, lower torque profile that feels smooth throughout the swing while remaining stable through all points of impact.

DIAMANA™ PD-Series is ideal for club fitters working with a broad range of players who could potentially benefit from a responsive, lower-launching shaft, fit with even greater precision. DIAMANA™ PD-Series will be available starting mid-September 2021 at MCA GOLF authorized retailers and dealers nationwide, with a suggested retail price of $400.

Weights and flexes:
DIAMANA™ PD 40 (R2, R, SR, S, X Flex)
DIAMANA™ PD 50 (R, SR, S, X, TX Flex)
DIAMANA™ PD 60 (R, SR, S, X, TX Flex)
DIAMANA™ PD 70 (S, X, TX Flex)
DIAMANA™ PD 80 (S, X, TX Flex)

Profile:
Low Launch and Low/Mid Spin

Technology Featured:

  • CONSISTENT FEEL DESIGN™
    Created to aid the modern fitting process, Consistent Feel Design™ is an engineering approach that minimizes any variation in butt OD, weight or balance point through an entire shaft series. The goal is to remove any difference a player might feel as they hold a club, thereby removing any distraction when comparing different weights or flexes.
  • XLINK™ Tech RESIN SYSTEM
    A ground-breaking innovation, Mitsubishi Chemical’s XLINK™ Tech Resin System is a unique, dual-phase application that utilizes both epoxy and non-epoxy components to produce a carbon-rich structure with a stronger bond between resin and fiber. The cross-linked phases create both high modulus and high elongation strength, yielding a lighter and universally stronger prepreg.
  • MR70
    Specifically designed and developed by Mitsubishi Chemical for high-performance applications, MR70 is an innovative carbon fiber material that is 20% stronger with a 10% greater modulus than conventional materials.
  • BORON
    Boron fiber is equivalent in stiffness to high modulus carbon fiber, but with superior compression strength.  As a result, it is often utilized for structural reinforcement, most notably in military applications. Mitsubishi Chemical uses Boron fiber in combination with other proprietary materials to produce prepreg options that deliver unprecedented strength and stability.
  • ION PLATING
    Ion Plating is a process that creates a sophisticated, premium finish that cannot be achieved by a simple paint application. The shafts are placed in a vacuum chamber where chrome or silver alloy ions are fused to the surface, creating a stunning finish that is more than worth the extra time.

Visit Diamana Golf Shafts HERE

Callaway Announces New Epic Super Hybrids

CARLSBAD, CA – A hybrid with the DNA and technology of a driver, we like the sound of that. This is the new Epic Super Hybrid, better known as the most technologically advanced hybrid we’ve ever made.

Epic Super Hybrid borrows key design and construction elements from our award-winning Epic Drivers. A proven and powerful foundation of an all-titanium A.I. designed Flash Face, titanium body, and triaxial carbon crown.

We have also incorporated several ground-breaking hybrid technologies. Our Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades stiffen the body, allowing the face to flex for even more ball speed and the addition of extreme tungsten weighting (up to 90 grams) located toward the perimeter of the club create a potent combination of low CG and high-MOI for a high, powerful, and stable ball flight.

Like a driver, Epic Super Hybrids are outfitted with total adjustability from our OptiFit 3 hosel, while offering adjustable sole weighting for precise custom builds. The new Epic Super Hybrid includes expanded loft offerings for a wider range of golfers with the addition of the 24° and 27° models.

Features + Benefits

  • Epic Speed, Spin Robustness + Easy Launch
    This is our fastest ball speed hybrid and there’s simply nothing else like it. That’s because we’ve developed an all-titanium Flash Face, along with a titanium body and combined them with our Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades. Epic Super Hybrid delivers exceptional ball speed, distance, and launch.
  • High Launch, High MOI
    There’s an extreme amount of tungsten weighting (up to 90 grams) split to the perimeter of the club; this provides increased stability, more forgiveness, and a hot penetrating ball flight.
  • Total Adjustability
    We’ve provided complete adjustability with our lightweight OptiFit 3 Hosel, helping you dial in the ball flight and launch that you want to see. The addition of adjustable sole weighting allows for precise custom builds.

Components Package
Stock Shafts: Steelfiber FC Hybrids (60/70/80). Lamkin UTx (52g) grip.

*Weights indicate weight class.

Visit Callaway Golf HERE

G/FORE Announces Their First True Crossover Shoe: The MG4X2

LOS ANGELES, CA – Luxury lifestyle brand and golf footwear innovator, G/FORE is excited to announce the launch of the MG4X2, a new shoe that demonstrates the brand’s distinct ability to combine purpose-built design with modern street style.

The MG4X2 is G/FORE’s first true crossover shoe, fit to perform both on and off the course. The shoe boasts many of the performance-driven properties in G/FORE’s highly successful MG4.1, but includes a fully waterproof exterior, improved stability, and a modern, versatile silhouette.

The interior of the shoe features antimicrobial mesh for odor control and breathability, while G/FORE’s washable, premium triple density foam cushion footbed gently massages your feet, leaving them refreshed and supported after long days on the course, or after a jog.

An impressive heel cup with 360° of support prevents slippage, while a wider midsole and higher sculpted sidewalls increase lateral and medial stability. The waterproof exterior features a seamless G/DRY knit construction with a reinforced toe overlay that keeps feet dry and protected. The rubber outsole with sawtooth non-slip traction pattern improves flexibility and grip from the ground up.

Retailing at $225, the MG4X2 collection includes five striking colourways for men—TWILIGHT, SNOW/POPPY, ONYX, SNOW, and NIMBUS—and two made exclusively for women—SNOW/BAJA and TWILIGHT.

All styles feature subtle G/FORE branding on the heel cap, with complementary colour accents and reflective detailing on select styles.

The MG4X2 golf shoe launches August 22nd at gfore.com and across their lengthy network of green grass shops and specialty retailers internationally.

Visit G/FORE Golf HERE

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