Golf News – February 7, 2023

PXG Breaks into the Golf Ball Market with the Release of PXG® Xtreme Golf Balls

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PXG, the golf equipment and apparel company founded by American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons, has expanded its on-course offerings to include game-changing golf balls. Fueled by a desire to solve a problem for consumers, the dreaded choice between distance and control, PXG developed PXG Xtreme Golf Balls to be the one ball that does it all.

Since its inception, PXG has disrupted the golf industry with its innovative approach to research and development, renouncing traditional product release cycles and placing a premium on performance. PXG has applied the same proven processes to creating golf ball technology, and after nearly a decade of research and development, the company has released PXG Xtreme Golf Balls ahead of the 2023 golf season.

PXG Xtreme Golf Balls feature an explosive three-piece construction colored red, white, and blue in honor of PXG’s American roots and a seamless 338 dimple pattern. The high coefficient of restitution (C.O.R.) polybutadiene core is designed for high-speed performance. A firm ionomer mantle layer further increases speed for maximum distance off the tee. The soft urethane outer cover maximizes spin for green-grabbing control.

The dimple pattern is engineered to deliver aerodynamic characteristics that maximize distance with the driver while producing a high trajectory with optimal spin with irons and wedges. As a result, the three-piece golf ball delivers quality, consistency, and performance with every shot, from every lie, for every golfer.

The new golf ball also presents a distinctive, enhanced alignment aid to help players easily line up their balls and sink more putts.

PXG Xtreme Golf Balls are now available through the company’s retail stores and hubs, over the phone with PXG Player Support.

Visit PXG Golf HERE

New Galvin Green Collection Reflects the Joy of Top Performance

The 2023 Part One collection launching this month from leading high-performance apparel brand Galvin Green ensures golfers can focus on playing each round of golf in confidence and style knowing the garments will stand the test in all weather conditions to help achieve the joy of top performance.

Offering the most extensive choice of long-lasting sustainable apparel on the market, the latest range for men, women and juniors comprises almost 90 pieces in a selection of vibrant colour combinations and size options. Innovative fabric technologies crafted into performance-driven designs give golfers the edge to get the most out of their game and enjoy it to the fullest. From exposure to cold and rain, to wind and sun, Galvin Green designers have ensured the eye-catching styles can be worn all-year round.

Men’s Collection
Spearheading a GORE-TEX jacket range offering as many as 24 waterproof jackets is the new feature- packed ALISTER, designed to deliver unrivalled all-weather performance. Manufactured using sustainable materials, the 100% waterproof and windproof jacket incorporates extremely breathable C-knit™ fabric with slide and glide technology for incredible freedom of movement in the swing. The back and elbows feature Superstretch inserts, whilst reinforced Techsteel™ material at the shoulders enhances durability.

It’s joined by the stretch fabric ARMSTRONG Paclite® jacket in as many as seven different colourways, whilst the mesh-lined ALBERT jacket – suitable for cold, rainy days – is now available in the new White/Navy/Orange and Navy/White/Blue combinations offering supremely striking looks.

The versatile LAWRENCE half-zip is a new addition in the popular INTERFACE-1™ jacket range offering windproof and water repellency, whilst maintaining excellent breathability. Available in four bold and vibrant two-tone colourways, it is complimented by the sophisticated LEONARD full-zip jacket providing added warmth via Thermore® padding that spans the chest. Both jackets are crafted from 100% recycled polyester with a PET membrane and feature an elasticated drawstring at the hem for a comfortable fit.

The eco-generation INSULA™ range of warm mid-layers is headlined by the DEXTER half-zip jumper with Thermore® padding across the chest and upper back to deliver a top-level warming effect. The garment is now available in the dashing Black/White and distinctive Navy/Blue colourways, plus Navy and Black. The popular DAXTON half-zip sweater delivers incredible breathability and a soft-to-touch comfort via Quickdry fabric used in the design. It comes in seven cool colourways to pair with a number of outfits.

Incorporating a new polyester fabric variation and offering UV 20+ protection, the extremely breathable VENTIL8™ PLUS shirt range is led by the contemporary MARK in a dotted print design, while the floral print of the MILLARD style and the trendy MIRO shirt in an all over golf-themed print show the brand’s commitment to driving its fashion forward thinking to even greater heights. The NORRIS pant incorporating bluesign® approved stretch fabric is a new style in the VENTIL8™ PLUS trouser collection.

Women’s Collection
The brand has pushed its women’s collection to greater heights with more stylish garments on offer than ever before. A new addition to the GORE-TEX jacket range is the sleek ALLY with contrast detailing on the zipper and the side of the garment. Manufactured using sustainable fabric, the 100% waterproof and windproof jacket features Paclite® Stretch technology and shaped sleeves to deliver easy movement during the swing. Front pockets and a two-way front zipper are welcome details, whilst a repositioned side seam ensures optimum comfort.

Another new garment includes the windproof and water-repellent LARISSA INTERFACE-1™ jacket. The extremely breathable garment is constructed using bluesign®-approved fabric and offers an appealing sporty look. For colder days, the range of INSULA™ sweaters provide incredible warmth with the elegant DONELLA featuring chic new colour combinations that can be matched with a number of outfit choices.

Providing the opportunity for bold and distinctive pairings in the leading VENTIL8™ PLUS range is the stylish and highly breathable MALENA shirt and MABEL skort combination. The vibrant flower print designs offer eye-catching and refreshing looks whilst delivering extreme breathability, optimum comfort and incredible thermoregulation during play. The sporty NICCI leggings are a welcome addition
to the VENTIL8™ PLUS range and offer a distinctively different look that can be worn both on and off the course in equal measure.

Junior Collection
The versatile RAYMOND vest and on-trend RAFAEL hoodie, both in INTERFACE-1™ fabric, are great options for colder days, while the golf-themed ROWAN VENTIL8™ PLUS shirt is a refreshing choice for all-year round golf. The RAUL shorts round out the standout offerings in the colourful Junior collection.

Visit Galvin Green HERE

Canal Shores and KemperSports Announce Major Golf Course Improvements with Emphasis on Youth Golf and Caddying

EVANSTON, IL – Canal Shores will undergo a bold restoration plan to preserve and enhance the 103-year old golf course located in Evanston and Wilmette, Ill. The cornerstone of the robust, privately funded project is an emphasis on youth golf, and includes a renovation to the holes in front of Canal Shores’ clubhouse that will serve as a new youth golf facility, as well as the creation of a caddie academy. The initiative is being led by Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association (EWGCA), Canal Shores Golf Course, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, and KemperSports.

Affectionately known as Evanston’s local “gem,” Canal Shores’ plans focus on the crucial pillars of youth development, golf, ecology and community, with the goal of setting the property up for a second century of success. Canal Shores has raised more than $4 million of its $5.9 million goal for what is being called the “Canal Shores 2nd Century” campaign.

The project, which is set to begin in June 2023, will be conducted in phases with some holes remaining open for play until Aug. 1, and the popular “Out of Space” concert series taking place July 27-30 as scheduled. The youth golf improvements, creation of the caddie academy program and course renovations are expected to be complete by summer 2024.

The Western Golf Association (WGA), which administers the Chick Evans Scholarship Fund, is the lead donor on the restoration project. The WGA focuses on the future generations of players while creating life-changing scholarship and youth caddie opportunities on the golf course. A caddie academy program will engage with area golf clubs to ensure caddie employment opportunities are plentiful for graduates of the program while providing a pathway to the prestigious Evans Scholarship.

First Tee – Greater Chicago also supports the project and will run their programming at a newly reimagined practice and teaching facility on the course between Central Street and Lincoln Street. First Tee provides a fun, safe and welcoming place for local kids and teens ages seven to 18 of all backgrounds to learn the game along with important life lessons.

In addition, the EWGCA has hired golf course architect Todd Quitno to oversee the restoration project. Wadsworth Golf Construction Company has been contracted to complete the renovations.

Visit Canal Shores HERE

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