Golf News – February 26, 2014
2014 Honda Classic at PGA National – Local Knowledge
Stacked. That’s the best way to describe the field that tees it up in this week’s Honda Classic at PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia and Keegan Bradley — they’re all there, as are many other big-time stars.
So why such a strong field for the first event of the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing, you ask? Easy — the venue. PGA National is one of the most difficult courses on the PGA Tour, boasting major-like conditions (no surprise, seeing as the course hosted the 1983 Ryder Cup, as well as the 1987 PGA Championship).
Like most other weeks, plenty of eyes will be on McIlroy. One year ago as the No. 1-ranked player in the world and the defending Honda Classic champion, McIlroy walked off in the middle of his second round, citing discomfort with his wisdom teeth. Many were skeptical, even critical, of McIlroy for not at least finishing the round.
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Boccieri Golf’s Counter Balanced Secret Grip Now Available At PGA Tour Superstore Locations Nationwide
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – Boccieri Golf announces its Jack Nicklaus-endorsed Secret Grip lines – which automatically counter balance any club on the market – are now available at all 19 PGA TOUR Superstore locations nationwide where customers can take advantage of the company’s risk free 30 day replacement guarantee.
This bold, never-before-seen promotion puts the Secret Grip to the test by offering a trial period wherein PGA TOUR Superstore customers can return the products if not completely satisfied – and receive a gift card from the retailer for the cost of the grips! The no risk program is the perfect opportunity for players of all skill levels to experience the immense benefits of counter balancing.
Designed to be installed quickly and affordably on every manufacturer’s equipment, the Secret Grip’s heavier weight (92 grams) raises the club’s balance point, promoting greater consistency, ball speed and accuracy.
“Counter balancing has long been utilized by winners on the PGA Tour, because they recognize the immense benefits it has on all areas of the game,” says Randy Peitsch, VP of Merchandising for Hard Goods / Services for PGA TOUR Superstores. “Now our customers can utilize the same technology that helped Jack Nicklaus and other legendary golfers achieve their best results.”
In addition to the promotion, Boccieri Golf is launching new full-swing Secret Grip models for 2014, including a specially-designed full-cord option, patriotic color updates – red, white, blue – and a mid-size choice for those who prefer the feel of a larger grip.
Recent testing of more than 3,000 players shows 95 percent strongly prefer the Secret Grip over traditional offerings. Beyond independent testing, the grips continue to receive praise from scores of leading media, including “Top Products from the PGA Show” honors from Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.
“There is no question that the Secret Grip immediately improves performance on any club in the bag, from driver through to the putter,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. “Partnering with PGA TOUR Superstore is a perfect way to get our product into the hands of even more golfers nationwide.”
Available alongside the Original Secret Grip is the recently launched putter version ($24.99), which provides players the most cost-effective and simple method for counter balancing their putters. This is a Tour-proven solution to enhancing performance on the green and reducing putts per round.
More than a decade ago, Boccieri Golf popularized counter balancing in putters with its Heavy Putter line. Also available at PGA TOUR Superstore locations, these boast added weight in the head and grip, minimizing undesirable wrist movement and helping players to use their larger more stable muscles for increased consistency and control.
Clubcrown Launches Their Premier Ship Your Club To Us Service
NEW YORK CITY, NY – ClubCrown by VIVE has launched their premier Ship Your Club To Us Service, partnering with UPS to provide installation accessibility to customers across the United States.
Consumers can go onto the ClubCrown website, www.clubcrown.com and pick from over 600+ crown graphics for their driver, fairway woods and hybrids. Designs include collegiate, country flags, racing stripes, spiders, skulls, flames, training aids, animal prints and many more. Much of the ClubCrown appeal is that they look as if they are painted on and maintain durability comparable to paint. In addition, ClubCrowns can be removed and replaced as often as you would like.
The method behind the magical product is an incredible, patented installation process. ClubCrown has highly trained professionals at their headquarters that ensure your ClubCrown is properly installed with no bubbles or ripples.
To service the installation, ClubCrown has partnered with UPS to provide free round-trip ground shipping and same day product installation. Customers simply print out the free shipping label they are provided with upon checkout, pack up their club and drop if off at UPS. Roughly a week later, their club is returned to them, completely transformed by the crown graphic technology. “This is a big step for us in providing product accessibility to customers across the United States. With recent features on CNBC, The Golf Channel, and many more, we are very excited for what the future holds. In addition to free round-trip UPS shipping and same day installation, we are offering a 30-day no questions asked return policy. Try it out, you won’t be disappointed”, said Brendan Doyle, President and CMO of ClubCrown.