Golf News – December 11, 2018


The new line of irons features progressive power holes to provide longer distances and maximum feel.

CHICAGO, December 10, 2018 – Today, Wilson Sporting Goods officially launched the ground-breaking, super game improvement Wilson Staff D7 distance irons for the 2019 season. Combining the aesthetics from the award-winning FG Tour V6 and C300 irons with ground-breaking game improvement technology, the new D7 line gives golfers greater distance and a more consistent performance during each round on the course. 

With the “D” in D7 standing for distance, the new line of irons integrates Wilson’s RE-AKT technology to provide golfers power where it is needed most. Featuring three rows of Power Holes in the long irons (4-7) and Wilson’s thinnest club face ever, the D7 irons ensure golfers get maximum distance due to the greater responsiveness off the club face. 

“The D7 line is our latest installment of game improvement irons that will give golfers increased distances on the longer irons and precision with the shorter clubs,” said Jon Pergande, Manager, of Wilson Golf Club Innovation. “Our RE-AKT technology and ultra-thin, responsive club face increases ball speeds to help produce maximum distances, while the shorter clubs give golfers a greater feel and more distance control.” 

With fewer Power Holes than the longer irons and optimized weighting, the shorter D7 irons are ideal for golfers seeking maximum feel and precise distance control when approaching the green. 

The new design aesthetics of the club face include straighter lines, a cleaner topline and improved weighting. The irons are outfitted with Recoil Series Graphite shafts, available in A, R and S flexes at 65 grams. KBS Tour 80 Steel shafts are also available in R and S flexes. 

The D7 irons will be available on and retailers starting on Friday, Jan. 17th. Retail price for the D7 irons is $599.99 Steel, $699.99 Graphite and $799.99 Combo.

Visit Wilson Staff HERE


BIG MAX are celebrating the holidays by offering gifts for golfers with purchases of its award-winning Aqua bag and Fold Flat Push Cart line.  The festive offers will see golfers who purchase one of BIG MAX’S acclaimed Aqua bag line receive a free U.V. resistant Aqua Umbrella while purchases from the brand’s award-winning Fold Flat line will have the added value of an exclusive Flight Bag.

The technology underpinning the Aqua line is the BIG MAX Drop-Stop system that guarantees the bags are 100% waterproof. Using waterproof fabric with sealed seams and specially designed Japanese waterproof zippers the Aqua range delivers an unrivaled level of waterproofing.

Ultra-lightweight, tear resistant materials complete the bag’s robust practicality and then each bag in the line adds its own take on making a golfer’s life on the course just that little bit easier. Bags in the line include the Aqua Sport 2, Aqua Wave, Aqua Ocean, Dri Lite Active and Dri Lite G, each of which can be colour co-ordinated with the free Aqua U.V. umbrella.

The second offer sees golfers getting a free BIG MAX Flight Bag when they purchase from the award-winning Fold Flat Cart line, that includes the Blade IP, Blade Quattro and Autofold FF Push Cart.  

The BIG MAX unique Fold Flat technology means wheels flip neatly under the cart in one swift movement leaving it completely flat for transport and storage.  With each of the three carts suiting different golfers’ needs, it isn’t surprising that the carts in this line have won multiple awards. And you can now get added protection for your cart, absolutely free, with the stylish durable Flight Bag that will keep your Fold Flat cart safe and secure when your kit is on the move.  


GPO USA launches FLAGMASTER™ 1800 Golf Laser Rangefinder

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 10, 2018 — GPO USA proudly introduces its entrance into the laser rangefinder market with the new FLAGMASTER 1800 Golf Laser Rangefinder. This new six-power rangefinder allows the golfer to capture the targeted distance out to 1,800 yards, and it offers an array of high-tech features that give golfers confidence to hit the most challenging shot.
The new FLAGMASTER 1800 features advanced optics and the latest rangefinding technology. In addition to its proprietary GPObright™ high-transmission lens coatings, this rangefinder is equipped with a fast-focus ocular that helps you quickly zero in on the object you want to range. Find the flag in the viewfinder, and press the range button.  When the flag distance is confirmed, the rangefinder will vibrate (short vibrating bursts for sensory notification), a circle will appear around the flag icon visible in the display and the distance will be displayed.
The GPO FLAGMASTER 1800 is equipped with two different flag-finding technologies to assure a flaglock distance can be acquired. This unique system will first look for the reflective prism located at the top of the golf course flag pin. If that is not available, the FLAGMASTER 1800 will convert to a close-target distance function. This dual system assures a flaglock distance every time. LOS (line-of-sight) and SLOPE modes are also integrated into the FLAGMASTER 1800. The LOS mode will measure the exact distance to your target. The SLOPE mode provides both the angle of the target and the adjusted distance to the target. SLOPE mode is designed to help you adjust your swing for angle compensation. The slope function of this new rangefinder also features red flashing LED lights when this mode is turned on, notifying course judges that the device is in a nonregulation mode.
“We seek to offer the most technologically advanced products at a price that is affordable for all players,” said Mike Jensen, GPO owner and CEO. “We use the very best designers, materials, manufacturing and quality control available in the world. The FLAGMASTER 1800 is our masterpiece for ranging on the course.”
The FLAGMASTER 1800 comes equipped with a hard-molded case, carrying strap with a carabiner clip, microfiber cleaning cloth, loop wrist strap, Duracell™ CR2 battery and multi-language instruction book. It comes with a two-year warranty. Suggested retail price is $389.99.
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