Golf News – February 20, 2014

Golf News – February 20, 2014


Gauge Design Golf introduces a CNC-milled mid-mallet putter made of 303 stainless steel

Here’s the G2 Big Dog. The Big Dog is a CNC milled mid-mallet made of 303 stainless steel. The amount of feel that you get from it is unreal. It very nearly acts as an extension of your limbs. Heel and toe miss hits compensate very nicely and still keep course with minimal dispersion.

Optimal is really the only way to describe how well the Big Dog performs. Can you handle it?
Standard Lie: 70 degrees
Standard Loft: 3.5 degrees
Standard Headweight: 365 grams

OBAN Champion Uses 2 Oban Devotion Shafts For The Win

CHICAGO, IL, FEBRUARY 19, 2014:  OBAN captures the first tournament of the at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship played in Bogata, Columbia.

With the OBAN Devotion 65 gram X flex in his Taylormade SLDR 460 and the OBAN Devotion 85 gram X flex in his Callaway Diablo Edge 5-wood, the 43-year old from Germany was able to secure his first win since 2002.  OBAN had 21 shafts in play last week during the Colombia Championship.   The Devotion has been one of the flagship shafts for OBAN with mid-launch and low-spin characteristics.   The exotic composite materials and proprietary design give this shaft great performance and remarkable feel.

“The winner of the Colombia Championship has played OBAN for many years and is a long time supporter.” said Pete Sanchez, Senior VP of Business Development of OBAN.  “It was really great to see him win the first tournament of the season with 2 OBAN Devotion shafts in his bag.”


Inbee Park Joins True Linkswear

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – TRUE linkswear, the trendsetter in golf’s burgeoning hybrid shoe market, has added Inbee Park to its growing roster of professional players wearing the shoes on tour.

“To have someone of the stature of Inbee Park join our roster of brand ambassadors is a testament to the performance and excellence of our shoes,” said Jeremy Moore, president of TRUE linkswear. “Inbee has established herself as the most dominant women’s golfer in the game, and her passion for and approach to the game parallel ours. We’re excited about this new partnership and honored she has chosen to wear TRUE on the LPGA Tour.”

The 25-year-old Park, a native of South Korea, is currently ranked No.1 on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings and captured 2013 LPGA Player of the Year honors. Last year, she put together one of the most dominating stretches of golf in recent history, reeling off victories in three consecutive majors (the Kraft Nabisco Championship, LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open) and earning six titles overall.

Park plans to initially wear the TRUE isis on the LPGA Tour.

Co-founded by Ryan Moore, a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR, TRUE is the innovator of the barefoot movement in the golf footwear industry.  The company has enjoyed sustainable growth year-to-year, placing an emphasis on innovation and the delivery of a superior product that can truly enhance the golfer’s experience.


Rory McIlroy shot, Arizona cholla cactus attack camera man at Accenture Match Play

We’re still not clear on what exactly happened here yesterday. All we know is that Rory McIlroy tried to punch out of some desert junk, hit someone or something, and a man ended up with large chunks of cholla cactus in his back.

The last time the PGA Tour was in Arizona, a Scottsdale-area cactus plunged its needles into Kevin Stadler’s golf ball, holding it in mid-air and causing the then Phoenix Open leader to abandon the ball. This one looked much more painful.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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