Golf News – February 19, 2016

SPinckney_Hyperwarm_tight_native_1600TIGHTS STEP UP TO THE TEE

Performance tights have become a regular fixture on runners and in the gym, and on gridiron sidelines and basketball court. Now new Nike Golf Hyperwarm tights tackle the course, providing a locked-in feel and disruptive new aesthetic.

“Tights are good for recovery,” Brooks Koepka explains. “We train so hard on and off the golf course that I think it would help us stay on the Tour for a little longer by keeping our bodies fresh for years down the road.”

Designed to enhance movement with a compression feel, regulate body temperature and provide an extra layer of warmth, the Nike tights are made with a high-stretch Dri-FIT fabric that helps keep athletes dry. And as Scott Pickney adds, they also tap into the psychological aspect of the sport.

“I absolutely love wearing the tights when I practice and workout,” Nike Golf athlete Scott Pinckney explains. “I feel more athletic and my legs always feel better after I practice when I wear them.”

unnamed (1)Island Resort and Casino Set to Unveil New ‘Drift Spa’

(HARRIS, Michigan) – Drift Spa will debut in spring 2016, part of an $8 million Island Resort and Casino expansion project that includes an upgraded indoor pool and fitness center with sauna and steam rooms.

When unveiled – date to be announced soon – guests will experience a refreshing, tranquil oasis where they can soak in the soothing sights and sounds of nature.  Whether for a massage, pedicure or haircut, Drift Spa allows guests to escape and indulge.

Drift Spa offers treatments and special occasion events for everyone – bridal pamper sessions, birthday gifts, post-golf massages for players of the resort’s acclaimed Sweetgrass Golf Club, girls getaways, corporate rewards and more.

“Through the years, the Hannahville Indian Community has undertaken projects to enhance and promote the Island Resort and Casino, making us a leader in the Midwest gaming, resort, spa, golf and entertainment arena, as well as offering employment opportunities to more than 800 people,” says Tribal Chairman Ken Meshigaud. “We remain committed to both as we re-invest in the operation, offering more high-quality options to our guests.”

Drift Spa enables guests to immerse themselves in a “total experience,” says General Manager Tony Mancilla. “We are excited about these new amenities, and we believe our full-service resort destination will appeal to customers near and far.”

2154694Newly Launched Air Force One – AFX Pro Series Irons

The AFX Pro Series replaces the AFO Players Series’ irons, featuring less offset and a thinner top line. The AFX Pro Series features Nitrogen Charged technology in the 3- and 4-iron, and an undercut cavity in the 5-iron thru PW. In addition, the AFX Pro Series has matching muscleback 52-, 56- and 60-degree wedges. The irons are soft cast, which produces a soft impact feel and workability.

Nitrogen Charged Technology uses nitrogen gas inside a hollow-back iron supported by 50 pounds of pressure. This allows Air Force One to create a super-thin face with no internal bracing — creating an enormous sweet spot with no hot or dead spots. It creates incredibly consistent ball flight and distance from club to club.

“Having some of the best clubs on the market has been an Air Force One tradition, and while some people may not think of us the same way they do about mega-brands, there’s one thing about Air Force One that has never changed,” adds Kvinge. “We know how to make great clubs.”

Depending on the set makeup, the street price of the AFX Pro Series irons range from $399.99 to $699.99.

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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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