Golf News – August 22, 2023

Nippon Shaft Wins KFT Magnit Championship

CARLSBAD, CA – The winner of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Magnit Championship used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ 125 TX flex shafts in his irons.

The 33-year-old South Korean shot 20-under par 268 at Metedeconk National Golf Club in New Jersey, shooting rounds of 70-66-68-64 to win by three shots. The winner’s check for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory was $180,000. He won eight times on the Japan Golf Tour where he played since 2015 after playing his college golf at Arizona State.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the Magnit Championship,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are pleased that he won his first Korn Ferry Tour title and are excited to see how he progresses on tour.”

More than 500 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO and  to help gain their desired distance, accuracy, and trajectory.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands.

Visit Nippon Shaft HERE

Shot Scope Debuts New and Improved Pro LX+ … Golf’s Most Advanced Laser Rangefinder to Feature

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – Shot Scope, the golf industry-leader in advanced GPS and shot tracking technology, has once again redefined the rangefinder category in golf by introducing the new and improved PRO LX+, the game’s most advanced laser rangefinder featuring the dynamic combination of GPS-powered distances and Artificial Intelligence for personalized performance tracking.

Today, with research showing that modern golfers rely on multiple GPS devices, players of all levels now have one device – PRO LX+ – that provides all of the on-course technology they need in one system.  The new and improved PRO LX+ system includes three innovative devices which are sold as one unit, the PRO LX+, featuring GPS-powered distances and performance tracking, or individually as the PRO LX Rangefinder and H4 Game Tracker. The key new features of the PRO LX+ include a smaller and more compact design with enhanced stabilization, faster target-lock, a built-in extra strong cart magnet to quickly attach to cart, and an anti-slip comfort stability grip.

The PRO LX+ marks the 7th Shot Scope innovation launched in 2023, establishing the most expansive lineup of distance measuring and performance tracking devices in golf, offering golfers the widest and most affordable selection of on course game management products in the industry today. The 2023 Shot Scope new product lineup includes the PRO LX+, the Multi-Function X5 GPS Smart Golf Watch, the easy-to-use G5 GPS Golf Watch with Interchangeable Color Straps, the PRO L2 and PRO LX Laser Rangefinders, CONNEX Performance Tracking Tags and Shot Scope Academy, a program that connects players of all levels with PGA Professionals and coaches. 

The new smaller, compact PRO LX+ features a wealth of golfer-friendly benefits including, advanced target-lock vibration and enhanced stabilization, red and black dual optics, X7 magnification, adaptive-slope technology, 900-yard range which is accurate to 1 yard, a precision clear lens, a built-in extra strong cart magnet, and an anti-slip comfort stability grip. Additionally, the PRO LX+ offers 36,000 preloaded courses, dynamic front, middle, and back GPS distances with front and carry distances to every hazard, all distances are available in yards or meters. Available at $369.99 SRP with no subscription fees and free updates.

The PRO LX+, which is available in blue, gray, and orange colors, also features Shot Scope’s artificial intelligence for performance tracking via the H4 Game Tracker which magnetically attaches to the rangefinder. Backed by 16 RFID tracking tags that capture over 100 game statistics during a round of golf, the performance tracking capability works in the background, analyzing every shot taken on the golf course. This creates an ever-increasing volume and accuracy of data collected from the golfer during play, leading to more insights and statistics that help the player understand their game better, improve on-course strategy and shoot lower scores. The water-resistant PRO LX+, which is USGA conforming, also comes with a premium carry case, carry clip, cleaning cloth and CR2 battery.

All Shot Scope performance tracking products provide vast amounts of data on the amateur golfers’ game but also presents the data in a way which is easy to interpret. Highly detailed statistics such as strokes gained are available for those who want to know everything about their game, however top-level summary statistics also provide enough information to help all golfers improve. Interactive features such as a course hub and leaderboards add a competitive and fun element to the products, as golf should always be fun!

Visit Shot Scope HERE

PUMA Golf x Palm Tree Crew Drop New Collection for Summer

CARLSBAD, CA – PUMA Golf and Rickie Fowler have partnered with iconic DJ, KYGO and his lifestyle brand, PALM TREE CREW, to release a fresh drop. Whether your vacation takes you to a course or a beach, show up in style in the all-new PUMA Golf x Palm Tree Crew Collection. Vibrant colors, unique prints and premium fabrics make this collab one-of-a-kind. The print will give you a feeling of summer weather and good vibes. The drop features a fresh color palette dominated by pink, white, and black with pink Flamingos.

“This collection helps continue our mission to bring the worlds of golf and music together. This drop is vibrant and energetic. It brings the feeling of good vibes to life.” said Kygo.

The latest PUMA Golf x Palm Tree Crew collection features a full line of apparel for both men and women including polos, tee shirts, Hawaiian shirts, sweatshirts, drawstring joggers, shoes, and more. As always, all items in the collection are constructed from premium fabrics and are aimed at players looking for a casual, athletic style that stands out on and off course.

The new drop also includes two pairs of PUMA GOLF shoes, one for men and one for women. The men’s model is a limited-edition version of the ALPHACAT NITRO, complete with nitrogen infused NITRO FOAM for increased energy return and unique PTC pattern on the outsole. For women, a limited-edition IGNITE MALIBU shoe is offered, which features IGNITE FOAM in the midsole for exceptional comfort and performance, as well as a floral PTC pattern on the outsole.

PTC, a lifestyle brand founded by KYGO and Myles Shear, encapsulates tropical vibes and is represented by its notable golden palm tree logo. The PUMA Golf x PTC collaboration stemmed from a friendship between Fowler and KYGO, himself an avid golfer.

Visit PUMA Golf HERE


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