Golf News – February 1, 2017

Oakley_CROSSRANGE_OO9361-0457_Polished-Black-PrizmGolfOAKLEY PRIZM GOLF IS AN ON-COURSE VISION GAME CHANGER

Prizm is a revolutionary lens technology from Oakley that dramatically enhances detail to improve performance and provides ultra-precise color tuning, designed for specific environments.

For golfers, to play well, you have to do more than just read the green. You need to spot the transitions between the fairway, fringe and rough. You have to gauge distance with accuracy, and you need a good eye for grass textures. Prizm helps golfers with all of these things and more.

Prizm Golf lenses filter precise, narrow bands of color so you can spot grass textures you might otherwise miss. They improve contrast between the cyans and greens of healthy grass and the yellows, oranges and reds of unhealthy grass. By separating shades of green, Prizm Golf lenses help you spot fairway, fringe and rough transitions. The separation of colors gives you more depth cues to gauge distance for wedge shots, and when you’re on the green, you can easily diferentiate grass
conditions and grain direction.

KEY FEATURES:

  • SHARPENS VISUAL ACUITY
  • ENHANCES COLOR RECOGNITION
  • OPTIMIZES ABILITY TO SEE AND TRACK MOVING OBJECTS IN PERIPHERY
  • IMPROVES PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY
  • AVAILABLE IN RX

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New Leupold® GX®-1i3 And GX®-2i3 Golf Rangefinders Feature New Ergonomic Design

BEAVERTON, Ore. – New GX®-1i3 and GX®-2i3 golf rangefinders from Leupold® feature a sleek, new ergonomic design that makes them easy and comfortable to hold in the palm of a hand.

Both models offer Leupold’s high-performance DNA® (Digitally eNhanced Accuracy) engine and an advanced infrared laser that deliver faster measurements with increased accuracy that is superior to GPS devices. New PinHunter™ 3 Laser Technology increases the pulse rate and as a result, the GX rangefinder ignores user movement to quickly identify and lock onto the flag or pin for extremely precise and fast target acquisition.

“Golfers will appreciate the look, feel and handling of these new rangefinders,” said Rob Morrison, vice president, global marketing for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “They have all the distance, speed and accuracy to help take any golfer’s game to the next level and with the GX-2i3, you have customization features that make it like a personal caddie who really knows your game and can take the measure of any course.”

GX-1i3 provides line-of-sight distance measurement only and is tournament legal. Tournament use of GX-2i3 is permitted under the Rules of Golf when a Local Rule is in effect (see USGA Decision 14-3/0.5) and the True Golf Range™ (TGR®) and Club Selector™ features are disabled. Using a custom algorithm that no other rangefinder has, TGR allows golfers to compensate for uphill shots that play long and downhill shots that play short.

With the TGR and Club Selector features, GX-2i3 takes customization to an elite level by providing ranging information and club recommendations matched to the slope of the shot, atmospheric conditions and a golfer’s personal hitting strength. TGR displays the adjusted “plays like” range, calculated from the laser-measured line-of-sight distance, incline or decline, trajectory of the ball, current temperature, and specific altitude. Club Selector factors in the golfer’s specific hitting strength and TGR to the target, automatically recommending the proper club for each shot. Users simply input their personal striking distance for three specific clubs and the GX-2i3 does the rest, even indicating when the distance falls between clubs.

Other key features for both GX-1i3 and GX-2i3 include audible Prism Lock Technology™ that allows golfers, including those with unsteady hands, to get their distances easily, quickly and with extreme accuracy when a course is outfitted with reflective prisms. Maximum ranging distance on prisms is 700 yards.

Both models also offer Fog Mode to cut through mist and provide fast, accurate distance measurements. Each has 6X magnification and a one-touch scan mode that allows users to sweep the landscape while continuously measuring distance. Golfers can select from seven aiming reticles for each model, choosing the one that works best for the intended target and usage. Multi-coated lenses deliver a crystal-clear image.

GX-1i3 and GX-2i3 are compact, weighing just 6.8 ounces, and measuring only 4.0 inches long, 2.5 inches high and 1.5 inches wide. GX-2i3 has a black LCD display for high contrast and clarity. Distance can be displayed in yards or meters.

Both models are built to Leupold’s exacting standards for ruggedness. They are waterproof and covered by the Leupold Limited 5-Year Electronics Warranty. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $374.99 for GX-1i3 and $414.99 for GX-2i3.

For more information, go to leupold.com/golf/rangefinders/gx-golf-rangefinders-accessories or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Peter Millar / Photography by Heather Beasley

G/Fore And Peter Millar Pair Up On New Shoe Range

Two American style powerhouses – G/FORE and Peter Millar – have teamed up for a new collaboration on an innovative golf shoe.

The new range combines G/FORE’s custom design and golf footwear expertise with classic Peter Millar styling in custom colours and was introduced to wide acclaim at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida.

Available in three styles – the Brogue Gallivanter, the Pintuck Gallivanter and the Disruptor – the shoes feature an athletic fit with premium waterproof leather upper in colours which complement Peter Millar’s autumn 2017 collection.

G/FORE’s premium footbed flexibility and the addition of an innovative G/ROUND Control sole with multi-level soft spikes, provides optimal traction and natural rotation for the athletic demands of golf. The addition of a padded heel collar made of performance athletic mesh further enhances fit and breathability.

Founder of G/FORE, Mossimo Giannulli, has worked closely with Scott Mahoney, chairman and CEO of Peter Millar, and believes it represents the perfect combination of expertise, quality and style.

Giannulli said: “I have immense respect for Scott, his team and the brand they have built. We both deeply value attention to detail and quality of product, making this collaboration a great fit for both brands.

“We have collectively designed elegant, premium golf shoes that speak to the traditional Peter Millar DNA without losing the G/FORE edge.”

Mahoney said: “I have admired the incredible sense of style and exceptional quality that Mossimo and G/FORE have created over the years. This collaboration offers a natural extension into golf footwear and providing the Peter Millar guy with great on-course footwear that doesn’t sacrifice style.”

The Peter Millar G/FORE golf shoe (RRP $225) was launched at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show and will be available for retail at select Peter Millar stockists in the USA. International shipping from gfore.com will be available from May 2017.

To view the brand’s full range of apparel, gloves, shoes and accessories, visit gfore.com

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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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