Golf News – January 6, 2022

XXIO Announces XXIO 12

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – XXIO®, a global leader in premium lightweight golf equipment, introduces the all-new XXIO 12 and XXIO 12 Ladies. Swing easy and strike it pure with the new XXIO 12, which officially launches in North America on Feb. 11, 2022.

The brand flagship and epitome of our design philosophy, XXIO 12 Woods and Irons are remarkably lightweight and easy-to-use clubs offering a specialized suite of technologies that amplify performance for the moderate swing speed golfer. Exceptional look, sound, and feel, combined with unmatched attention to detail, make XXIO 12 an ultra-premium solution for enhanced distance, improved control, and altogether better golf.

One of the new technologies featured across XXIO 12 is ActivWing, which stabilizes the clubhead and helps square up the face angle at impact to consistently hit the sweet spot increasing ball speed for maximum distance. In-house testing data showed that XXIO 12 with ActivWing delivered a 17% tighter impact pattern on average than previous generations without it.

Rebound Frame is another new technology that delivers a four-layer structure that alternates between stiff and flexible zones, putting more energy into the golf ball for increased ball speed and distance. The new XXIO 12 Driver features a 28% higher COR area than the previous generation.

Furthermore, a new Super-TIX® 51AF Flat Cup Face allows for a strong flexible face that helps increase ball speed especially on off-center strikes.

Continuing from the last generation, Weight Plus is a counterbalancing technology that allows for an easier takeaway and a more consistent club path that helps square the face at impact for better results on every swing.

Meanwhile, the right technologies on the greens can be the key to lower scores, and the new XXIO blade putter features tungsten weights for increased MOI and stability. With classic looks and soft feel on every stroke, these putters deliver a pure roll time after time.

For XXIO, no level of detail is too minute. From individually engineered grips and shafts to driver and iron faces made from exotic Titanium alloys, we strive to fine-tune your performance. Experience XXIO 12 and realize your ultimate on-course potential.

 Key Technologies:

  • ActivWing: Featured on the Driver, Fairway Woods and Hybrids, ActivWing stabilizes the clubhead by altering aerodynamic forces at work in the first half of the downswing. The airfoil generates lift, guiding the club to its optimal impact angle for maximum speed and distance.
  • Rebound Frame: On the woods, four alternating layers of stiff and flexible zones enhance overall COR. And for the first time, XXIO 12 Drivers feature Rebound Frame with a Cup Face for even more power on strikes across the face. On the irons, a thinner face allows the entire face to flex more extensively while grooves etched deep into the interior of the iron body further enhance flex.
  • Flat Cup Face: To improve COR across the entire Cup Face, the face center is larger and thinner. It increases ball speed and distance no matter where you strike the ball.
  • Dual Speed Technology: A heavier clubhead and an extremely lightweight shaft work together to increase ball speed and swing speed at the same time, creating a multiplier effect that greatly increases your carry numbers.
  • Weight Plus: Our proprietary design positions mass under your grip, behind your hands. This helps you find the ideal spot at the top of your swing and makes the downswing more consistent.

In addition to the new XXIO 12, XXIO is proud is introduce XXIO 12 Ladies. XXIO 12 Ladies is a women’s set unlike any other with individually developed and engineered components that are tailored to the female player. With modified shaft flex profiles, premium technologies and two stunning colorways, XXIO 12 Ladies is guaranteed to suit any women’s swing and style.

Visit XXIO Golf HERE

Uneekor Partners with PGA Tour Pro Cameron Champ

LAKE FOREST, CA – Uneekor, makers of the world’s most obsessively and meticulously engineered golf simulator technologies, is proud to announce a partnership with Cameron Champ, three-time PGA Tour Champion.

Focused on delivering cutting edge technologies for the most passionate and demanding golfers, Uneekor will provide its full complement of products to Champ for implementation into his practice and training programs on and off the course.

With unrivaled speed, accuracy, and consistency, paired with a wide range of software options including Refine and Succeed, Uneekor delivers the technology suite needed to take any player’s game to the next level. Additionally, Uneekor features open source compatibility allowing users to play thousands of courses without ever having to leave the comforts of their own environment.

“We’re very excited to partner with Cameron. We’ve been developing and refining our proprietary technology for over a decade, and it is important to us to work with a player that is as obsessed and dedicated to the game improvement aspects of golf as we are. In addition to his prolific ball speed and distance on the course, Cameron is also dedicated to giving back to the game by increasing access to golf in underserved communities. We look forward to supporting Cameron to both improve his game and to facilitate new opportunities for the sport.” – Scott Lee, Director of Marketing at Uneekor.

As part of their partnership with Champ, Uneekor will be donating its golf simulator technologies to The Cameron Champ Foundation, which aims to foster an environment for academic achievement and healthy living for children and youth from underserved communities. Uneekor will be installing a simulator at Foothill Golf Course in Citrus Heights, CA, the course that Champ grew up on and which the Cameron Champ Foundation now operates, to inspire the next generation of golfers and community leaders.

Visit Uneekor HERE

Abraham Ancer and Yuka Saso Join Callaway Golf

Carlsbad, CA – Today PGA TOUR star Abraham Ancer and LPGA major winner Yuka Saso officially joined Callaway Golf as Staff Professionals. Attached you will find press releases and photos for both player announcements.

Abraham Ancer
Ancer will play Callaway Woods, an Odyssey Putter, and will wear a Callaway hat in competition. He has been one of the top players in the world over the past several years. In 2021, he earned his first PGA TOUR win at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and finished 9th in the FedEx Cup Standings, all while using a Callaway Epic Speed Driver and an Odyssey Putter. He’s currently 17th in the Official World Golf Rankings, and Abraham will make his Callaway debut this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

“I’m excited to officially join Callaway, and after playing their equipment over the past several years, I feel really confident about making the switch,” Ancer said. “The performance from their drivers is always impressive, their putters are outstanding, and I’ve developed a strong relationship with their Tour Team. This is a great fit for me, and I can’t wait to get this new year started.”

Yuka Saso
Saso won the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open, capturing the major championship in a thrilling playoff finish. Now at just 20 years old, she has already won 3 events since turning professional in 2019 and is currently 8th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. Yuka will make her Callaway debut later this month at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions on the LPGA Tour.

“I’m so happy to join Callaway, and to work with their outstanding Tour team as I start the next phase of my career with their equipment,” Saso said. “From their drivers to their golf balls, the performance really stands out to me in testing and out on the course. I feel confident that this is the best setup for my game, and I’m looking forward to a great year.”

Visit Callaway Golf HERE

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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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