Golf News – February 2, 2017

RPG FRONTaACCRA Introduces new TourZ RPG

ACCRA premium golf is excited to announce the introduction of an extension to the popular Tour Zx line of shafts, the Tour Z RPG.  By name this is a Tour Z product, but the design, performance and technology are unique to itself.  The name “RPG” says it all, it’s explosive, it’s powerful and it is more stable than any shaft ACCRA has ever produced.  The Tour Z RPG is available in 62 grams, 72 grams and 82 grams and features many of ACCRA’s innovative technologies such as CFT (constant flex technology) and UTT (uniform taper technology).

“The ACCRA Tour Z RPG was inspired by Professional Tours worldwide. The need for a shaft that creates power yet offers maximum stability is a game changer” stated Gawain Robertson (ACCRA – Co-Founder/Designer) “Pushing the limits is what the Tour Z line is all about.” continued Mr. Robertson. The Tour Z RPG does exactly that, using the most technologically advanced aerospace materials from Japan, we have created the ultimate combination of impact speed and strength” Continued Mr. Robertson.

ACCRA Tour Z RPG features the strongest butt section of any shaft ACCRA has ever developed. The combination of high modulus materials and a proprietary quad weave material that runs the entire length of the shaft creates a counter balanced shaft with a unique combination of strength and responsiveness.  Golfers will feel the difference and experience a combination of power and consistency like they have never felt before.  The ACCRA Tour Z RPG pushes the limits of torsional stability and tip responsiveness creating a unique feel and playability.

“ACCRA is proud that all of our shafts are custom fit by the world’s best clubfitters. This ensures that all levels of discerning golfers will get the same fitting experience that a PGA Tour player receives.” stated Jeff Lake (ACCRA). “All ACCRA designs have the professional clubfitter in mind. Technologies like CFT, DymTec, and S3 launch enables fitters to optimize launch conditions for all golfers.” continued Mr. Lake.

ACCRA premium graphite shafts are crafted using the highest modulus and most technologically advanced materials available. The recent success of ACCRA ’s latest introductions gives remarkable credibility to the technologies utilized in all ACCRA shafts. ACCRA shafts are available through certified ACCRA fitters.   Premium Golf Management Corp (PGMC) owns all ACCRA trademarks. For more product information, or to locate a certified ACCRA fitter near you, please visit .


New Leupold® GX®-5i3 Golf Rangefinder At Top Of Its Game

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Far more accurate than GPS and more customizable than any other golf rangefinder, the new GX®-5i3 offers all of Leupold’s latest technology that enables golfers to sharpen their game and improve scores.

A recent update to Leupold’s high-performance DNA® (Digitally eNhanced Accuracy) engine and an advanced infrared laser empower the GX-5i3 to deliver faster measurements with accuracy displayed to the nearest 1/10th of a yard. New PinHunter™ 3 Laser Technology increases the pulse rate and as a result, the rangefinder ignores user movement to quickly identify and lock onto the flag or pin for extremely precise and fast target acquisition.

“Our new GX-5i3 laser rangefinder is an all-in-one solution for golfers who want to shoot lower scores and get around the course faster,” said Rob Morrison, vice president, global marketing for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Why mess with GPS when you can have the accuracy and customization of GX-5i3? It’s like having a personal caddie who really knows your game and can take the measure of any course.”

Tournament use of GX-5i3 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-5i3 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-5i3 does the rest, even indicating when the distance falls between clubs.

Other key features 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 800 yards.

GX-5i3 also offers Fog Mode to cut through mist and provide fast, accurate distance measurements. The rangefinder has 6X magnification and a one-touch scan mode that allows users to sweep the landscape while continuously measuring distance. Golfers can select from three aiming reticles, choosing the one that works best for the intended target and usage. Distance can be displayed in yards or meters.

GX-5i3 is compact, weighing just 7.3 ounces, and measuring only 3.8 inches long, 3.0 inches high and 1.4 inches wide. Built to Leupold’s exacting standards for ruggedness and to withstand the typical rigors of golf, the rangefinder has a lightweight yet durable aluminum housing with rubber armor coating. Additional features include multi-coated lenses for a crystal-clear image, and a red, mirror-coated OLED display that is brighter and easier to read than traditional LCD displays. GX-5i3 is waterproof and covered by the Leupold Limited 5-Year Electronics Warranty.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $624.99. For more information, go to or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.


Bermuda Sands Apparel Named Official Lifestyle Apparel Of The St. Kitts-Nevis Admirals Cup Pro-Am

Charlotte, NC (February 1, 2017) – Bermuda Sands, designers and manufacturers of exceptional performance apparel for leisure sports and activities, today announced they have been selected as the official lifestyle apparel partner for the St. Kitts-Nevis Admirals Cup Pro-Am.

The St. Kitts-Nevis Admirals Cup Pro-Am is February 4-9, 2017 at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and the Robert Trent Jones II Course at the Four Seasons Nevis. This event is the only golf event of its kind that is hosted simultaneously by two Caribbean islands and also features play on two world-class golf courses.  The links-style Royal St. Kitts Golf Club designed by Canadian course architect Thomas McBroom is an 18-hole course featuring holes on both the Caribbean and Atlantic managed by Marriott Golf.  The signature Robert Trent Jones II course at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis is an 18-hole championship mountain-side course that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and St. Kitts. Players will be traveling to the islands from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Caribbean markets.

“We are both excited and honored to receive this recognition for the St. Kitts-Nevis Admirals Cup Pro-Am,” stated Tim Garrett Vice President of Sales at Bermuda Sands. “This tournament is a signature event for the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and we are proud to be a part of this highly recognized event.”

“We are extremely pleased to launch this partnership with Bermuda Sands,” said the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce. “As we continue to build awareness for St. Kitts as a world-class golf and travel destination among key lifestyle targets, the
synergies between our two brands provide a distinct opportunity for further development and integration.”

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