Golf News – August 20, 2019

Golf Pride® introduces the all new PRO ONLY putter grip series with Tour preferred shapes that deliver ultimate precision & feel

PINEHURST, NC … Eaton announces that its Golf Pride® Grips division, #1 grip on Tour and an industry leader in grip innovation, is introducing its all new PRO ONLY™ putter grip series. As the leading manufacturer of putter grips trusted on Tour, Golf Pride has modernized the classic styles preferred by the world’s best putters. With three distinct Tour shapes, the PRO ONLY models were refined with direct player testing to deliver the highest degree of responsiveness and feel performance. The heightened feedback is created by the proprietary tuned rubber material, affording a new level of precision feel for better distance control on greens of all speeds.

The PRO ONLY putter grip series will feature three different models, each with their own unique shape and color coordinated star at the end cap to help distinguish among them at a glance.

PRO ONLY Red Star

  • Modernized horseshoe shape with an arched paddle front for thumb placement.
  • Utilizes a slight pistol kick in the back for hand heel pad placement.
  • 72 cc size and 74.5g weight.

PRO ONLY Blue Star

  • Angled profile with a wide, flat paddle front for thumb placement.
  • Utilizes an angled back shape for comfortable finger positioning.
  • 81 cc size and 82g weight.

PRO ONLY Green Star

  • Oval shape with an arched paddle front for thumb placement.
  • Slight upper hand flared back for optimum finger comfort and hand positioning.
  • 88 cc size and 86.5g weight.

 “Many people find it surprising that 70% of the Top 30 putters on Tour prefer a smaller size putter grip. They prefer it because it allows them to gain greater feel, feedback and control. The PRO ONLY models deliver those Tour-preferred shapes with three uniquely optimized performance options.” said Bruce Miller, product manager, Golf Pride. “The new PRO ONLY putter-grip series enhances those marksman preferences with our new age materials, providing preferred shapes that have been trusted to win countless major championships.”

Available in three different models, the PRO ONLY putter grip series will be available at retail September 1st and feature a suggested retail price of $12.99 each.

Visit Golf Pride HERE

Callaway® Apparel Launches Fall 2019 Collections

 Innovative. Performance-Driven. Authentic.

 (Miami, FL,) — Callaway Apparel announces the launch of the men’s and women’s Fall 2019 fashion collections designed for the ultimate in style and performance. The Fall 2019 collections showcase a mix of traditional and contemporary designs with new seasonal palettes that blend richness in color, texture and pattern.

“To create the Fall 2019 collections, we incorporated a purposeful approach to support the player by utilizing the latest in fabric technology, product construction and materials,” said Lupe Benetiez, VP of Design at Callaway Apparel. “The new collections are aesthetically minimalistic on the outside, while intricately functional on the inside, staying true to Callaway’s mission of being a  technically superior authentic golf brand.”

Men’s Fashion Collection:  The Men’s 2019 Fall collection features designs that are infused with quality, style and attention to modern day details that translates into confidence on and off the course. This collection features two deliveries, each with their own take on seasonal color schemes: The first delivery features blue and grey tones with pops of turquoise while the second is based in black with infusions of teal and pale pink.

Women’s Collection:  The elegant and sporty Fall 2019 women’s collection takes on a clean and modern aesthetic that embraces timeless styles with contemporary materials. A modular approach was created to mix and match styles for multi-wearing occasions. The collection includes new pants and shorts featuring blended fabrics that offer more stretch, comfort and unrestricted range of motion. Both seasonal color palettes (Teaberry/Navy/White & Lilac/Black/White) have a nostalgic quality yet feel clean and relevant to modern life.

“Performance is the heart of Callaway Apparel, incorporating game changing innovation to authentic golf apparel,” added Benetiez. “The Fall 2019 collections include exceptional variety and innovation so that golfers can look, feel and play their best, every time they step on the course”

Visit Callaway Apparel HERE

PUERTO RICO GOLF SHINES WITH ADDITION OF HYATT BRAND TO DESTINATION’S 17 TROPICAL COURSES 

NEWLY MINTED PGA TOUR MEMBER AND LPGA RISING STAR ALSO SPOTLIGHT ISLAND’S SUPERLATIVE GOLF

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO  – Puerto Rico’s golf offerings abound this summer with award-winning courses gaining enhanced stature and Island natives thriving at the top of the game, making a vacation to the Caribbean oasis ideal for enjoying the game in a glorious tropical setting.

What do you get when you add a PGA TOUR event, an iconic hospitality brand, and two first-class golf courses? The Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt affiliated hotel, where the Puerto Rico Open is played annually, and will be again on Feb. 21-24, 2020.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) recently announced that a Hyatt affiliate entered into a franchise agreement for a new hotel. Opened in July 2019 as a Hyatt affiliated hotel, it will become Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort after an extensive renovation is completed this fall. The 486-room hotel will include 93 branded residencies.

That’s exciting news for travelers who prefer luxury golf experiences, as they can stay steps from the water in beachside suites. The family-friendly resort is framed against the backdrop of the beautiful El Yunque rainforest. Guests can play a round of golf on one of the two Tom Kite designed 18-hole championship courses, then lounge by the sprawling lagoon-style pool and unwind in leisurely style.

The soon-to-launch Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort will join TPC Dorado Beach and The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club as a trio of sumptuous properties with a combined five splendid golf courses near San Juan, the capital city, where historic buildings, an international airport, and dozens of restaurants, beaches, and cultural delights beckon.

Other golf courses lay awaiting your tee time near San Juan, including at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf & Beach Resort, home to a Greg Norman design (River Course) and a Tom and George Fazio creation (Ocean Course). The Palmas del Mar Golf Club boasts courses authored by Rees Jones (Flamboyan Course) and Gary Player (Palm Course).

Rio Bayamon Golf Course is a municipal layout built by the city and a popular place for getaway rounds before flights home. It is conveniently located 10 miles from San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin Airport (SJU) and affordably priced for non-residents ($65 including golf cart). Early birds can play for as little as $30 from 7 am to 10 am, Monday through Thursday (walking only).

Visit Discover Puerto Rico HERE

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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