Golf News – January 16, 2024


Go Far, Get Close with Cleveland Golf’s ZipCore XL and HALO XL Full-Face Irons

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – CLEVELAND GOLF® is excited to introduce the all-new ZipCore XL and HALO XL Full-Face Irons, designed to help avid golfers go big and get it close, with forgiving head designs and new technologies geared toward better golf.

To squeeze as much distance as possible out of these Irons and deliver optimal launch, Cleveland Golf used an artificial intelligence-driven process to create MainFrame – a club face and weighting combo that boosts both COR and MOI for high-powered ball speeds and more forgiveness.

“We designed these Irons with the intent to let the clubs do all the hard work with optimized tech features like our XL Head Designs and MainFrame to ensure maximum forgiveness. Our goal was easy. We wanted golfers to see better results on the course with products made specifically for their needs. They’re going to see better distance, consistent spin, with exceptional feel no matter the Iron they choose.”
Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering at Cleveland Golf

ZipCore XL Irons

New ZipCore XL Irons feature Cleveland Golf’s ZipCore technology for the first time ever in an Iron. Combined with MainFrame, ZipCore XL Irons are designed to give avid golfers more power in the long Irons and more control in the short Irons.

MainFrame technology, present on ZipCore XL’s 4i-7i, helps maximize face flex and positions more mass low and deep in the clubhead for better distance and forgiveness. The unique, low-density ZipCore material in short-Irons (8i-SW) produces a more consistent launch, spin, and distance.

HydraZip face blasts, along with loft-specific grooves, help balance spin performance on every club throughout the lineup. In 4i-7i lofts, HydraZip uses a rougher face blast, with wider, flatter grooves, to help reduce unwanted spin. On the other hand, 8i-SW lofts receive a slightly smoother blast, with thinner, deeper grooves to boost spin on approach.

To help golfers enjoy crisp strikes, ZipCore XL’s V-Shaped Sole utilizes an elevated leading edge to maintain club head speed through impact, while the trailing edge relief allows for more workability and shot shaping.

HALO XL Full-Face Irons

HALO XL Full-Face Irons were inspired by a single idea: bigger is better. A larger, Hybrid-Iron profile gives these a confidence-inspiring look, and is meant to give avid golfers forgiving distance, high-launching ball flights, and straighter shots. Cleveland Golf’s XL head designs shifts more mass away from the center of the club, increasing MOI for more forgiveness than a traditional Iron shape.

HALO XL Full-Face Irons feature a striking area that’s 20% larger than the last generation. And on that larger striking area sit full-face grooves, an industry first for an Iron. These grooves help ensure consistent spin no matter where golfers strike the ball. Coupled with the addition of HydraZip face blasts, HALO XL Full-Face Irons have spin performance dialed in on every club in the lineup.

To promote reliable, consistent aim, HALO XL Full-Face Irons feature a new, two-groove alignment system. Two white grooves located at the bottom of the clubface are designed to help golfers keep the face square at address and stay centered behind the ball. The shorter, lower groove ensures correct ball position at address, while the longer groove helps square the clubhead to the target.

HALO XL Full-Face Irons use a three-sole system, each designed to fit long, mid, and short Iron swings. GlideRail in the long-Irons is designed to help long Irons sweep through the turf. Short Irons feature Cleveland Golf’s V-Shaped sole, which is designed to cut through the turf without digging. Wedges feature a three-tiered sole, which provides maximum forgiveness on pitches, chips, and bunker shots.

Both the ZipCore XL and HALO XL Full-Face Irons include a custom configured Accuracy Build. This build is meant for those looking to keep the ball in play more often, with half-inch shorter shafts and come without ActionMass CB counterbalancing.

Visit Cleveland Golf HERE

Evnroll Presents a Fresh Take on Award-Winning Classic Putter Line with New 2024 Neo Classics

CARLSBAD, CA – Evnroll, the award-winning putter line featuring patented ‘SweetFace’ Technology, has added to its product line with five new Neo Classic models. The innovative putter company has also repackaged its outward look and introduced a new custom cursive logo.

Every putter brand has its classic designs; putters that never go out of style. Iconic shapes that golfers have gravitated to thru the ages but done with a certain flare by individual designers. At Evnroll the impeccably milled ER2 and ER5 Classics form the foundation of the company’s putter offering. Along with the 2 & 5 will be three more iconic shapes in the ER1.2, ER2.2 and ER8. Together they present a fresh take on the original Classic line. The Neo Classics.

For the 2024 line, Evnroll has added adjustable bi-metal (steel and tungsten) sole weights ranging from 12.5 grams to 42.5 grams for consistent swing weight and balance at any length and a precision milled 6061 polymer-backed aluminum insert for a soft yet supple feel. The result is enhanced stability and improved distance control. The new line is available in Stainless Steel and Ceramic Black.

As the company makes a move to repackage its outward look, it will continue to focus on its core message, “Nothing rolls like an Evnroll.” When Evnroll first came on the scene in 2016, its patented SweetFace Technology was an instant success winning both the MyGolfSpy Most Wanted Blade and Mallet in 2017 and 2018, a feat never accomplished in a single year much less two years in a row.

Featuring a precisely milled progressive groove configuration, every Evnroll putter imparts a consistent energy transfer at impact across the entire hitting area for unmatched distance control, and an even roll from center and off-center hits. Hence the name Evnroll. The inventor of grooves on putters back in the mid-90s, Rife has taken his original breakthrough roll technology to the ultimate level with SweetFace Technology.

The 2024 Neo Classics from Evnroll

Each putter in the Neo Classic line features:

  • Patented SweetFace Technology for even ball speeds and zero dispersion
  • Forged 303 stainless steel heads 100% milled and finished in Carlsbad, California USA
  • An ultra-light, precision milled, polymer-backed aluminum face insert for enhanced feel
  • Heel and toe steel and tungsten swing weights for enhanced stability and control
  • The proprietary RockerSole allowing the putter to sit square to the target line
  • Stepless steel shafts coated in straight chrome and black ceramic
  • The proprietary TourTac grip design
  • Ultra-premium magnetic head cover

ER1.2 – A heel and toe weighted blade design with a traditional plumber-neck hosel. With its longer than normal heel to toe shape, this classic blade presents a perpendicular “T” shape for precision alignment to the target line. Available in right hand.

ER2 – By far the most popular head shape in the Evnroll Neo Classic lineup. The single-bend shaft mounts directly in the head creating a slight toe hang. It is ½” shorter from heel to toe but deeper from front to rear than the ER1.2. The result is the look and feel of a blade with a longer sightline for both perpendicular and parallel alignment. A unique feature to Guerin Rife putter designs, the top line is thinner behind the ball and over the cavity giving the ER2 a more elegant presentation at address. Available in both right and left hand.

ER2.2 – A heel and toe weighted blade design. The ER2.2 features the same plumber-neck hosel of the ER1.2 while borrowing its head shape from the ER2 and features a blade style perpendicular setup at address but with an extended sight line for target line alignment. Available in right hand.

ER5 – Borrowing its basic “fang” shape from the original ER5, the new ER5 features a sleeker shape with a gently radiused top line and directional 3D milling in the cavity base. The single bend shafting mounts directly into the head creating slightly more toe hang. The top line is thinner behind the ball and over the cavity giving the ER5 a more elegant presentation at address. The inside straight edge of the rear wings works in concert with the cavity 3D milling and center sightline to optimize target line alignment. Available in both right and left hand.

ER8 – This elegant players mallet features a deep, three-section rear cavity with the longest sightline of all the Neo Classic models. The top line is thinner behind the ball and over the cavity giving the ER8 a more elegant presentation at address. The soft tail section allows the eyes to see the blade-like center section and the long cavity sightline to promote the dual aiming features of perpendicular and parallel alignment. The single bend shaft mounting directly into the head allows for slight toe hang to promote a more straight back and thru stroke path. Available in right hand.

Visit Evenroll Golf HERE

TaylorMade Golf Announces Contract Extension with No. 1 Player in the World and Reigning Two-Time PGA TOUR Player of the Year Scottie Scheffler

CARLSBAD, CA – As Scottie Scheffler begins his 2024 campaign this week at The Sentry, TaylorMade Golf is proud to announce the continuation of this relationship with a multi-year contract extension.

In two full seasons with Team TaylorMade, Scheffler has produced seven worldwide wins including victories at The Masters and THE PLAYERS, all with TaylorMade Golf equipment. In that time Scheffler vaulted himself to the No. 1 ranking in the OWGR, six PGA TOUR wins in a historic 392-day span and back-to-back PGA TOUR Player of the Year Honors.

Scheffler began playing TaylorMade irons in 2020, before joining Team TaylorMade in the beginning of 2022 where he reeled off four wins in less than three months with TaylorMade driver, fairway wood and irons in the bag.

In 2023, Scheffler successfully defended his title at the Waste Management Open, won THE PLAYERS and the Hero World Challenge en route to defending his Player of the Year honors.

Scheffler is currently going through the testing process for his 2024 equipment set up.

EXPECTED 2024 WITB
Qi10 8.0° driver
Qi10 15.0° 3-Wood
P·7TW 5-PW

NEED TO KNOW: SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER

  • All seven worldwide wins have come with TaylorMade equipment in the bag in the last two seasons including wins at The Masters in 2022 and THE PLAYERS in 2023
  • Scheffler also has 27 Top 10s and 23 Top 5s since joining Team TaylorMade – including seven Top 5s in a row and 17 top-10s (most since 2005) in 2022-23
  • The World No. 1 finished his 2022-23 season ranked first in the following categories: Scoring Average, Top 10 Finishes, SG: Total, SG: Off-The-Tee, SG: Approach, SG: Tee-to-Green, Greens in Regulation, Bogey Avoidance and Proximity from 175-200 yards
  • Scheffler’s 2022-23 Greens in Regulation (74.43%), Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green (2.62), adjusted scoring average (68.63) and bogey or worse percentage (10.73%) numbers are the best in PGA TOUR history by a player not named Tiger Woods
  • He is the only player in the Strokes Gained era to finish a season leading the TOUR in SG: Off-the-Tee and SG: Approach
  • Scheffler was the first player since 2009 to lead the PGA TOUR in Greens in Regulation in back-to-back seasons
  • At THE PLAYERS in 2023, Scheffler became the first PLAYERS Champion to lead the field in both Driving Distance and Greens in Regulation
  • Scheffler’s victory at THE PLAYERS marked his sixth on the PGA TOUR, just 392 days after he picked up his first TOUR title at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open
  • The gap of 392 days between wins one and six is the fourth shortest of the last 60 years on the PGA TOUR
  • He is the only player to win the PGA TOUR Player of the Year (2022 & 2023), PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year (2020) and Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year (2019)
  • Won his last start at the Hero World Challenge

Visit TaylorMade Golf HERE

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