Golf News – February 19, 2021

Eco-Lite Golf Bags Turn Trash into Treasure

MISSOULA, MT – Sun Mountain Eco-Lite golf bags made from recycled plastic bottles, turn trash into treasure. Approximately twenty-five 20-oz bottles go into the fabric used in each bag. Eco-Lite Stand Bag is available now with a retail price of $219.99 and Eco-Lite Cart Bag retails at $249.99. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com.

Beyond being made from recycled plastic, Eco-Lite bags include many of the most popular features offered on Sun Mountain’s top-selling bags.

Eco-Lite Stand Bag features a 9”, 4-way top with Sun Mountain’s proprietary easy-on, easy-off E-Z Lite Dual Strap System. The stand bag offers five pockets including a velour-lined valuables pocket, sizeable apparel pocket, and a hydration sleeve. Eco-Lite Stand Bag is available in five different colors and weighs less than four pounds.

Eco-Lite Cart Bag features a 10” top with fourteen individual full-length dividers to organize and protect clubs. The cart bag offers eleven pockets including a velour-lined valuables pocket, vented cooler pocket, sizeable apparel pocket, and multiple accessory pockets. Two utility handles help when lifting the bag on and off a golf cart. Eco-Lite Cart Bag is available in five colors and weighs less than six pounds.

2021 marks the 40th year Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. Sun Mountain’s many innovations, including the first lightweight golf bag and modern stand bag, have made it the top golf bag company in North America. Within golf outerwear, Sun Mountain redefined golf-specific performance first with the windshirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof, and breathable rainwear. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart transformed walking carts and created an entirely new category of golf products. Sun Mountain’s “Ahead of Time Design” motto drives the company to continually design and refine golf equipment.

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Youth on Course and United Golfers Association Partner to Increase Game’s Exposure Among Minority Youth

PEBBLE BEACH, CA— Youth on Course — the non-profit organization dedicated to opening doors, supporting dreams and transforming the lives of young people through opportunities on and off the golf course – has partnered with United Golfers Association (UGA) to broaden awareness of the sport among communities of color.

Committed to making the game more appealing, inclusive and accessible to nurture the next generation of lifelong players and lovers of the game, the partnership will grant all UGA junior members a Youth on Course membership that provides the opportunity to play rounds of golf for $5 or less at more than 1,400 courses nationwide along with access to GolfPass’ library of over 4,000 instructional videos and the perks of booking YOC rounds online with GolfNow. Members also benefit from career opportunities through Youth on Course’s caddie and internship programs and college scholarships.

“We recognize that providing access to play golf affordably and opening doors of opportunity are important vehicles in creating a more inclusive space for young people of color, from the first time a kid steps foot on a course, to teeing it up against the world’s best,” says Michael Lowe, vice president of programs for Youth on Course. “Had the UGA not been created in 1925, the lack of diversity we see in golf today would be even greater, so we are thankful for UGA members and supporters, past, present and future, and are honored to be working collaboratively to make meaningful change.”

“We’re working to increase the diversity throughout the sport with more Black junior golfers nationwide, and a key part of that strategy is fostering relationships with mission-driven organizations that have established platforms like Youth on Course. This is a game-changer for our youth,” says Tarek “Ty” DeLavallade, executive director of UGA, “Accessibility and affordability have always been an issue for underserved youth in most urban communities. Together with Youth on Course, which has built a community of more than 100,000 junior golfers, we will get this done at a rate much faster than expected. We will work to diversify this sport today so that we can inspire and usher in our new generation of golfers for tomorrow. This is how we change golf.”

Juniors nationwide ages 6-18 may sign up for a Youth on Course membership at www.youthoncourse.org/join. Fueling the golf industry, Youth on Course subsidizes rounds for its members and puts money back into allied golf associations and individual courses. The organization’s structure helps golf courses fill typically unused tee times and garner additional revenue with more than 40% of members playing with paying adults. The amount reimbursed back to participating courses has almost doubled in the past year, reaching close to $2.8 million last year alone and totaling nearly $8 million dating back to 2005.

Visit Youth on Course HERE

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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