Golf News – August 6, 2013

GOLF NEWS for August 6th, 2013


KENTWOOL Launches High-Performance, Golf-Specific Compression Sock

Made-in-the-USA Merino Wool Line Enhances Comfort and Circulation

(GREENVILLE, SC) – KENTWOOL – the 170-year-old, family-owned premier textile innovator and maker of performance socks specifically engineered for golfers – announces launch of The Graduate, the sport’s first merino wool graduated compression sock.

Made-in-the-USA and now available at, The Graduate helps promote proper circulation via a compression profile that fits snuggly around the ankle and gradually loosens as it rises along the calf. These knee-high socks are designed to increase recirculation of blood from the foot and lower leg to the heart, helping to relieve fatigue and cramps while speeding recovery.

“Our entire collection was born from the idea of creating socks that help golfers feel and play their best,” says Mark Kent, President and CEO of KENTWOOL. “We’re taking that to another level by combining our signature comfort and blister-free guarantee with proven medical research to create the ultimate compression sock.”

Retailing for $40.00 and available in natural or black colors, The Graduate is exceptionally breathable to keep players comfortable in all conditions. It features the same proprietary blend of natural and high-tech performance fibers found across the entire KENTWOOL line. This creates an innovative, micro-climate system that provides superior cushioning, moisture management, odor defense, durability and abrasion-resistance.

KENTWOOL socks – including Low Profile, Tour Profile, Tour Standard and 19th Hole models – are trusted by scores of Tour stars, including Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Jonathan Byrd, Ryann O’Toole, Peter Jacobsen, Duffy Waldorf, Brendon de Jonge, Tom Gillis, Jane Park, Catriona Matthew, Charles Warren, Kevin Johnson, Kristy McPherson, Shasta Averyhardt, Jenny Suh, Sarah Kemp, Jenny Gleason, Meaghan Francella and Jenny Hong.

For more information:, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769).


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Antigua Tour Staff Player Stacy Lewis Wins Women’s British Open

PEORIA, ARIZ. – The Antigua Group, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of genuine sports apparel under its Antigua brand congratulates Stacy Lewis, Antigua Tour Staff Player and 2012 Rolex Player of the Year, on her Women’s British Open victory at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.

Stacy Lewis birdied the final two holes at the Old Course and shot a final round 72 for a two stroke victory. Lewis began the final nine holes trailing by three shots but the birdies on seventeen and eighteen secured her second major title.

“Once again Stacy has proven that she is one of the top players on the LPGA with this exciting come from behind victory at the Women’s British Open under difficult playing conditions at St. Andrews,” says Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua. “We are very proud to have Stacy Lewis wear our exciting 2013 apparel on the LPGA tour.”

The Spring 2013 Performance Golf Apparel season for Antigua combines outstanding quality, style and value. The new line once again exemplifies why the Antigua brand is one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of genuine golf and sports apparel.


Tin Cup Introduces ‘Throwing Darts’ and ‘True Roll’ Golf Ball Marking Stencils

(FALLS CHURCH, VA) – Tin Cup Products, LLC announces that Throwing Darts and True Roll join the company’s award-winning collection of patented, Made in the USA, stainless steel golf ball marking stencils.

Featured as the “Cup of the Month” for August, Throwing Darts is inspired by the feeling a golfer receives when hitting the ball close to the pin on an approach. True Roll showcases a pair of lucky dice to signify an ideal putting stroke in search of the bottom of the cup.

“Golfers join our community to showcase their personality on the course, combining their love of the game with another meaningful part of their lives,” says Tin Cup President Cabell Fooshe. “We expect these new stencils to continue to be in high demand by golfers looking to mark their ball in distinctive fashion.”

Since being named “Best New Product” at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, Tin Cup has grown rapidly. Some of the company’s newest creations were named a top pick by Golf Digest and at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show and earned SCOREGolf’s “Surprise Product of the Year” honor for 2012.

Available at hundreds of retailers nationwide and, Tin Cup stencils ($19.95) showcase a personalization process that takes seconds. Players simply place the template of their choice over a ball and trace it using an ultra-fine point permanent marker.

More than 130 unique styles are available, including emblems from all four major military branches, visualization/game improvement marks and college logos. The company also offers an affordable customization program that’s trusted by well-known corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities and individuals.


ECCO Named ‘Official Footwear Supplier’ to 2013 European Solheim Cup Team

Partnership Extension Includes Special-Edition Shoes for Players, Captains

(LONDONDERRY, NH) – Danish brand ECCO – a leading global manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces that it has been named “Official Footwear Supplier” to the 2013 European Solheim Cup team and will create special-edition shoes exclusively for the squad’s players and captains.

For this, the fourth Solheim Cup during which ECCO has supported Team Europe, the company will also provide shoes to the defending champions’ caddies and team staff. The competition will be held at Colorado Golf Club outside Denver, August 13-18.

“ECCO has long been a part of the family of sponsors and suppliers that help to make the Solheim Cup one of the world’s most outstanding sporting events,” says Marc Anderman, European Solheim Cup Manager. “All the ladies look forward to receiving the special-edition shoes, which embody the team spirit that will help us retain the Cup.”

A biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition, the Solheim Cup features the best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET). Team Europe enters the competition holding the Cup and will need 14 points to retain it, with the U.S. Team requiring 14½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize, which was first presented in 1990.

“With the supreme levels of talent on both sides of the Atlantic, this competition will likely go down to the wire once again,” says Jesper Thuen, ECCO Global Sponsorship and PR Manager – Golf. “That makes for a compelling spectacle, during which the ECCO Golf collection will be showcased to fans around the world.”

ECCO golf shoes are worn in competition by LPGA and LET Tour stars Belén Mozo, Gerina Piller, Caroline Masson and Line Vedel Hansen. They are also preferred by Fred Couples, Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjorn, Thongchai Jaidee, Stuart Appleby, Andreas Hartø, JB Hansen.



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