Golf News – January 27, 2020

Bushnell Golf Introduces Wingman GPS Speaker

Overland Park, KS – Bushnell Outdoor Products, makers of the #1 laser rangefinder on the PGA Tour, today unveiled a first-to-market product – the Wingman GPS Speaker. With a combination of GPS and Bluetooth technologies, the Wingman provides players audible front, center and back distances, all while listening to the music of their choice through mobile applications. The Wingman GPS Speaker continues Bushnell’s ongoing commitment of providing golfers with innovative products using advanced technologies.

How it works:

  • Pair the Wingman with your music source and Bushnell Golf App
  • Press remote button to get audible GPS distances from your Bushnell Golf App

The Wingman GPS Speaker will change the way players take on the course by bringing an entirely new atmosphere to the game. With premium sound quality paired with front, center, and back distances with customizable settings for game play, the Wingman is the perfect all-in-one accessory for the golf course. Additionally, the speaker comes standard with Bushnell’s Magnetic BITE technology. The BITE magnetic mount allows the speaker to be secured to any golf cart without the need for an aftermarket accessory.

Wingman GPS Speaker Features:
Audible GPS distances and music through mobile applications

  • Premium audio quality
  • Front center and back distances – with customizable settings for your game play
  • Integrated BITE magnetic cart mount
  • Auto hole advance
  • 10+ hour battery life
  • Charge other devices from speaker

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Golf Pride® launches new MCC Teams™ Collection so that golfers can confidently show their team colors

PINEHURST, NC – Golf Pride, an industry leader in grip innovation and the #1 Grip on Tour®, announced today it is expanding its popular MCC® family of hybrid grips with the new MCC Teams collection. The launch lineup will start with 15 unique team color combinations to choose from, so golfers can represent one of their favorite teams while on the course. As the #1 Grip Series Worldwide™, preferred by amateurs and professionals alike with over 250 Tour wins, the revolutionary MCC model features Brushed Cotton Cord Technology in the upper hand area for firm all-weather control with high performance rubber in the lower hand for ultimate feel and responsiveness.

“Many players have two passions – their sport’s team and golf. Combine those passions with the first hybrid technology grip, the MCC, and it now allows players who love their team to showcase their allegiances every time they grip their club,” said Bruce Miller, product manager, Golf Pride. “The new MCC Teams collection allows fans to show their team pride while maintaining the same high-level performance and quality MCC consistently delivered to win over 20 Majors.”

The MCC Teams grips will be available in both standard and midsize and feature a price of $10.49 and $10.99, respectively. MCC Teams will be available at retail in standard size in Spring 2020 and midsize in Summer 2020.

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Sea Island Debuts ‘King Cottage’, Redesigned Plantation Course and Bowling Alley to Complete $30 Million Enhancement Project

SEA ISLAND, GA – Sea Island, a Forbes Five-Star resort on the coast of Georgia, proudly unveils the remaining three components of a $30+ million enhancement initiative, including the all-new 4,200 square-foot King Cottage, the completely redesigned Plantation Course, and Sea Strike & Pub, a brand new six-lane bowling alley and restaurant.

Ideal for golf groups, the expansive King Cottage at The Lodge overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features four bedrooms, each with its own marble bathroom; a large living and dining area for entertaining; a catering kitchen with Executive Chef; and most notably, a private, indoor hitting bay where players hit directly onto the driving range.  Located just steps from the brand new 17,000 square-foot Golf Performance Center, the King Cottage is an ideal golf buddy retreat for groups looking to elevate their game at one of the finest golf resorts in the country while enjoying an exceptional private cottage.

Plantation, Sea Island’s oldest course, re-opened in October 2019 following a nearly year-long renovation by Davis Love III and his brother, Mark. With a nod to classic architecture, Love Golf Design used influences from golf architecture legends Walter Travis, Donald Ross, C.B McDonald, and Seth Raynor to create the new Plantation masterpiece. The golf course features strategic bunkering and classic green complexes, which plays wonderfully through majestic oaks and along the St. Simons Sound. Views throughout are breathtaking, while a premium is placed on accurate shots to the green. A great mix of short and long holes gives the player a fun and memorable round.  Along with the signature Seaside Course, Plantation serves as the site of the annual RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR FedEx Cup tournament hosted by Davis Love III.

Finally, Sea Island also recently debuted Sea Strike & Pub, the resort’s six-lane bowling alley, at the Sea Island Beach Club. Guests can enjoy time with family, join friends, or gather for an unforgettable celebration in an elevated bowling alley setting that features comfortable seating, handsome bar, and 11 TVs tuned to cover everyone’s favorite team. The pub boasts creative cocktails and an imaginative gastropub-style menu that incorporates both shared plates and bar classics such as a giant Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese and an assortment of flatbread pizzas. Classic games including shuffleboard and darts add to a lively atmosphere both day and night.

The debut of these three amenities and facilities complement other substantial investments Sea Island has made over the past two years, particularly to enhance the golf experience, including the addition of the new Golf Performance Center, six “golf in, golf out” cottages, the 18-hole Speedway putting course, a pool and pool house, extended practice facility, and short game area, all overlooking the Atlantic.

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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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