Golf News – January 15, 2014

Golf News – January 15, 2014

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Top-Selling Stand Bag Gets New Strap

Missoula, Montana – Sun Mountain continues to perfect and expand its top-selling line of Three 5 carry bags. Completely redesigned for 2014, the Three 5 uses the new, patent-pending Auto-FitTM Dual Strap System which is easy to get on and off, easy to adjust and works well as a single strap for short carries. Weighing less than four pounds, the Three 5 is designed to be carried. Three 5 is in golf shops now with a retail price of $189. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit

The new-for-2014 Auto-Fit Dual Strap System joins other popular features of the Three 5. These features include Sun Mountain’s patented built-in top handle that offers a convenient spot to grab when picking the bag up and setting it down, and a cart-friendly bottom with leg retention system for those rounds that you ride.

Three 5 has a 9.5″ top with four, full-length club dividers. The bag has six pockets including a full-length clothing pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket, and a beverage pouch. Three 5 also features a new lift-assist handle built into the lower spine pocket.

For the south-paws there is a left-handed Three 5 available in black, only and there is a women’s version of the Three 5 available with Sun Mountain’s E-Z Fit Dual Strap System.

Additionally, Sun Mountain has licensing agreements with nearly 50 of the nation’s top colleges and universities and is offering a College-Licensed Three 5 with school colors and logos. The college-licensed Three 5 features a 9″, four-way top with full-length dividers, six pockets including full-length clothing pocket, beverage pouch and velour-lined valuables pouch, cart-friendly bottom and Sun Mountain’s X-Strap Dual Strap System. Retail price is $199.

For 30 years Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. Sun Mountain’s many innovations, including the first lightweight golf bag and modern stand bag, have made it the top golf bag company in North America. Within golf outerwear, Sun Mountain redefined golf-specific performance first with the windshirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof, and breathable rainwear. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart transformed walking carts and created an entirely new category of golf products. Sun Mountain’s “Ahead of Time Design” motto drives the company to continually design and refine golf equipment.


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Mickelson, McIlroy grouped early at Abu Dhabi

Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy will be grouped together during the first two rounds of the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which begins Thursday. Defending champion Jamie Donaldson will round out the threesome.

Mickelson and McIlroy, Nos. 5 and 7, respectively in the world rankings, were last paired together at the Open Championship. McIlroy missed the cut at Muirfield, while Mickelson played one of his best final rounds ever in winning his fifth major title.

The event’s two biggest stars will tee it up at 7:40 a.m. local time Thursday (10:40 p.m. ET, Wednesday).

Other notable groups in Abu Dhabi:

• 10:30 p.m. ET: Matteo Manassero, Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer

• 11 p.m. ET: Peter Uihlein, Darren Clarke, Robert Rock

• 3:15 a.m. ET: Thomas Bjorn, Luke Donald, Henrik Stenson

Read the full coverage here.

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Chase54 Launches New Web Site

Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2014) – Placing an emphasis on efficiency and service, Chase54 has launched its new web site in advance of the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

The revamped site ( offers an enhanced shopping experience for online customers, giving visitors an upgraded online store and better perspectives of various Chase54 products and apparel. In addition, the site will provide updates on the roster of the brand’s ambassadors in the professional ranks, as well as detailed descriptions of the innovative fabrics employed by Chase54.

“During the past few months, we’ve taken the time to sift through our original web site and craft a new model that will better serve our needs, as well as the needs of our customers,” said Mike Hammontree, brand director for Chase54. “This newly styled site is more functional and more visually appealing than our previous site, providing a platform for our brand to effectively engage with our audience.”

Chase54 will be at Booth 6363 for next week’s PGA Merchandise Show.


Hirzl Presents Its Latest Innovation For Golf: The Hirzl Hybrid Glove

(Granbury, TX: January 14, 2014) HIRZL, the leading specialist for high performance sports gloves, is pleased to announce its latest innovation for golf: the HIRZL Hybrid.

After the successful introduction in the high performance segment in 2010 with the TRUST series and the award winning SOFFFT Flex in 2011, the Hybrid is HIRZL’s first product targeted at those budget conscious golfers looking for a high performance glove.

Three years in development, the HIRZL Hybrid was created in consultation with international touring pros along with HIRZL’s product developers. Using a sophisticated combination of kangaroo and synthetic leather, the Hybrid glove is designed with a proprietary 45 pre-curved finger system, ensuring a proper ergonomic fit and an incomparable comfort.

“Providing the ultimate grip in all weather conditions, the Hybrid’s lightweight design is the perfect glove for golfers seeking a high performance golf glove that seemlessly blends feel and durability,” said Steve Gray, vice president of HIRZL North America. “The Hybrid glove combines HIRZL’s leading edge GRIPPP technology with the benefits of high performance materials, kangaroo leather and white digital synthetic leather on the palm with a breathable Airtech mesh backhand.”

Highlights of the Hybrid include:

Palm Material:
+ Textured high performance synthetic leather
+ Textured Kangaroo leather inserts
+ Textured Kangaroo reinforced leather thumb

Backhand Material:
+Textured index finger for greater grip performance
+ Airtech mesh technology:
+ HIRZL GRIPPP ™ technology
+ 45° pre-curved finger system
+ Lighweight design

Special features:
+ Ergonomic fit
+ Perforated Closure
+ Terry cloth wrist band

The Hybrid is available in men’s and ladies sizes from small to extra large in left and right hand and has a suggested retail price of $17.95

“The Hybrid glove combines detailed workmanship with ideal functionality,” added Gray. “HIRZL’s gloves are more than just a glove, but an integral piece of one’s golf equipment. Our unique technology helps all golfers perform to the best of their abilities.”

HIRZL is a global pioneer in high performance sports gloves where innovation and precision engineering is at the heart of the HIRZL philosophy and is supported by a focus on design excellence and top quality production.

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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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