Golf News – February 28, 2019

PUMA Golf Unveils Ignite PROADAPT Footwear Designed In Collaboration With Rickie Fowler

CARLSBAD, CA – PUMA Golf’s IGNITE PROADAPT footwear delivers Tour-proven stability, unparalleled traction and extreme comfort, in a superior, sophisticated package, designed with the world’s best golfers in mind. The PROADAPT shoe’s outsole utilizes Dual-Durometer Tornado Cleats which deliver excellent traction, along with torsional stability provided from the full length PROADAPT TPU outsole. The shoe also features a stable, full-grain leather upper design, preferred by PGA Tour professional Rickie Fowler.  Fowler debuted PROADAPT earlier this season and relied on them during his recent victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.   

The IGNITE PROADAPT footwear comes equipped with a one-year waterproof warranty and utilize key PUMA technologies including:

  • Pro-Fit Insole – This ultra-soft, yet supportive PU insole provides excellent fit, performance and long-lasting comfort on the course.
  • Adaptive Fit System – Dual-layer, decoupled collar construction utilizes premium full-grain leather materials and a molded comfort collar to provide the comfort of a running shoe, but the look of a high-end leather shoe.
  • Atlantis Leather Upper – Ultra-premium, full-grain leather upper delivers soft feel, enhanced quality and sophisticated look.
  • IGNITE Foam – Revolutionary and proprietary PU foam provides ideal energy return, responsive comfort, stable cushioning and superior step-in comfort eliminating typical new footwear “break-in period.”
  • Pro-Form TPU – Premium TPU Outsole compound delivers high performance, grip and abrasion resistance on all surfaces.
  • Tornado Cleat – a dual talon, low-profile cleat provides excellent traction and long-lasting abrasion resistance, and is easy to change out using the Fast Twist 3.0 system.

The PROADAPTs are available in three eye-catching colorways (White/Gray Violet, Black/Dark Shadow and Gray Violet/White). In addition to the core PROADAPT collection, PUMA Golf will introduce several limited edition PROADAPT shoes throughout the year.  Keep an eye out for the first two at the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational and PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, respectively.

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Sun Mountain Expands Top Selling Carry Bag Collection

MISSOULA, MT – For 2019, Sun Mountain’s top-selling 4.5 LS carry bag collection includes the 4.5 LS with a four-way divided top, 4.5 LS 14-way with an individual club divided top, 4.5 LS Supercharged with a built-in battery pack for recharging on the go and Women’s 4.5 LS.

4.5 LS is a lightweight, mid-sized golf stand bag. For 2019, the 4.5 LS features a redesigned 10”, four-way top with larger areas for woods and short irons and a comfort grip handle for picking up and setting down the bag. 4.5 LS offers ample storage space across nine pockets and the E-Z Fit Dual Strap System for hassle-free carrying. 4.5 LS also offers numerous cart-friendly features including a cart-strap pass-through allowing the bag to be secured to a cart without hindering pocket access, a leg lock system, and cart-friendly bottom. 4.5 LS is offered in eight different colors and a left-handed model.

4.5 LS 14-way is the ideal golf bag for those who prefer the organization offered by individual club dividers, typically only offered on cart bags, but prefer to walk the course and carry their own clubs. 4.5 LS 14-way offers nine pockets, the E-Z Fit Dual Strap System, cart-friendly features and is offered in eight different colors.

4.5 LS Supercharged comes equipped with a 7800 mAh rechargeable, portable power pack capable of recharging a mobile phone three times. This power pack has two USB ports, one standard and one rapid-charging, allowing recharging of multiple devices at the same time. 4.5 LS Supercharged has the same four-way top and features as the 4.5 LS and is available in four colors.

Women’s 4.5 LS offers a four-way divided top, six pockets and is one inch shorter than the men’s bag to better accommodate women’s clubs. Women’s 4.5 LS is available in four colors.

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French Lick Resort – 2019 Golf Packages Highlight Dye, Ross, and Improving Your Game

FRENCH LICK, IN – One of the country’s premier historic golf destinations, French Lick Resort, nestled among the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana, has been a place that legends, champions, and golf aficionados have been experiencing since the early 20th century.

Regarded as one of the Best Golf Resorts in the America’s by Golf Digest, serious golfers nationwide seeking a buddy trip golf adventure and experience the only golf destination in the world that features a combination of hall of fame designers Donald Ross and Pete Dye together with two historic hotels should consider French Lick Resort.

Golfers can now book 2019 golf packages including its popular mainstays like the Hall of Fame and Donald Ross Experience packages. Whether it’s a buddy trip, couples retreat, girls-getaway, or improving your game, you will find a package to suit your needs.

Hall of Fame Package

The resort’s most popular golf package and the best way to experience this award-winning golf destination includes playing the resort’s two legendary courses designed by Hall of Fame architects – Pete Dye and Donald Ross. Each are ranked among the Top 100 in America’s Greatest Public Courses and are currently ranked as the No. 1 and 2 Courses You Can Play in Indiana.

The package includes a one-night stay at either resort hotel, a day of unlimited golf on The Pete Dye Course, a day of unlimited golf at The Donald Ross Course, unlimited use of the driving range and practice facility, bag storage, and shuttle service.

Donald Ross Experience

With over 100 years of history, The Donald Ross Course at French Lick offers the chance to experience golf the way it was meant to be played. Experience old-school links golf on a classic Ross course situated in the rolling hills of the countryside. This package includes two days of golf on The Donald Ross Course plus overnight accommodations at either resort hotel.

Golfers can also experience the ultimate sampler for golf aficionados. The Double and Triple Play golf packages combine playing the Ross and Dye courses with the nearby Sultan’s Run Golf Club, another Top 10 course in Indiana.

Improve Your Game – French Lick Game Changer Golf Academy

Golfers who need to sharpen their game should take advantage of French Lick Resort’s “Game Changer” Golf Academy, which can give a boost to golfers of all skill levels. The three-day golf school experience covers all aspects of the full-swing and short game and includes three nights lodging at either resort hotel. The lesson includes video swing analysis, on-course sessions, and unlimited golf at The Donald Ross Course at French Lick and The Valley Links Course. Custom packages can be built especially for groups of eight or more by contacting French Lick Golf Group Sales Manager, Alex Whiteman. Alex is a PGA Professional dedicated to creating the best golf experience available.

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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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