Golf News – February 22, 2022

Big Max Puts Golfers in a Spin!

MCARTHUR, CA – Europe’s #1 push cart brand, BIG MAX, is set to put golfers in a spin with the introduction of the latest IQ 360 push cart. The ultra-manoeuvrable push cart combines a 360° rotating front wheel and BIG MAX’s iconic IQ+ design to give golfers unbeatable performance on the course.

“The IQ 360 charts the evolution of one of BIG MAX’s most iconic designs,” comments Rick Oldach, CEO of BIG MAX USA. “The original IQ was designed in the late 1990’s and changed the way push carts were viewed in Europe. It was the first push cart to challenge the boundaries of what could be expected from a folding mechanism. It’s innovative, stylish and does everything you could need. And with the addition of brand new features and a rotating front wheel, the new IQ 360 has taken an iconic push cart that has sold millions across the globe and made it even better.”

The IQ 360 builds on BIG MAX’s first ultra compact design, the IQ. Folding down to a compact cube-like unit, the IQ set the template for push cart folding mechanisms across the world. The latest incarnation of this classic features a convenient hand brake; deluxe organizer panel with double scorecard holder, pencil holder and spacious storage compartment and QL bases on the handle for easy fitting accessories. With the addition of the new rotating front wheel that can be fixed in place for more challenging terrain, the IQ 360 delivers unrivalled manoeuvrability to get golfers round the course with ease.

Available now from the BIG MAX website for just $289.99, the IQ 360 is packed with features at a great price. And with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty covering all eventualities, this clever trolley guarantees long lived value for money.

Visit Big Max HERE

‘New’ PGA National Resort Welcomes PGA TOUR Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – PGA National Resort – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation,  culinary, events and spa destination – will showcase the stunning results of its comprehensive $100 million transformation as it welcomes the PGA TOUR Honda Classic played on its celebrated Champion Course, Feb. 24 – 27.

The first stop of the TOUR’s “Florida Swing,” the dramatic “new” property features 99 holes of extraordinary golf ranging from four “traditional” 18s (including The Champion Course with its famous Bear Trap) to two new bold and innovative Andy Staples-designed layouts, The Match and The Staple courses.

Since opening for play on Sept. 10 to wide acclaim, few course debuts in recent years were as highly anticipated as The Match Course with its exciting goal of encouraging “match” versus “stroke” play. Built on the land of the legendary resort’s former Squire Course, the 18-hole layout is inspired by classic golf course design principles while specifically using the famed “template holes” concept for the inspired ideas from the “Golden Era” of course architecture.

The Match Course joined PGA National Resort’s new nine-hole Staple Course which opened last year on July 1 to rave reviews. With holes ranging from 60 – 130 yards, The Staple Course requires just a few clubs and places an emphasis on fast, joyous rounds with its par-three design, numerous “hole-in-one” pin locations and a figure-eight configuration complete with Adirondack chairs for after-hours socializing.

The overall resort transformation is inspired by 1960s “Palm Beach chic” for a timeless vibrancy. Through the work of KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, “swagger meets modern luxury” at the renowned destination to create the dramatic transformation. In addition to the nostalgic vibe brought to the 360 guestrooms, array of private villas and common areas, the changes also focus heavily on superb dining where guests are guided by their palate throughout the day. Among the six new culinary concepts are two signature restaurants spearheaded by “Top Chef” winner Jeremy Ford and multiple James Beard Award nominee Lindsay Autry, The Butcher’s Club and Honeybelle.

The resort highlights topnotch instruction at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, and the world’s first science-based and statistical data-driven golf training center, Full Process Golf. PGA National Resort also offers state-of-the-art club fitting. An array of special stay-and-play packages, including rounds on The Champion Course as well as The Match and Staple courses, are offered for vacations to long savor.

Additional amenities include its superlative 33,000 square-foot health and racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts (12 lit for night play); tranquil 40,000 square-foot spa; 60,000 square feet of indoor / outdoor event space.  Guests can now enjoy a new high-end chocolatier, ice cream shop and brand-new “Kids Club” experience.

Visit PGA National Resort HERE

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