Golf News – July 12, 2019

Shot Scope launches exciting new social hub designed to help golfers improve their game

EDINBURGH, UK –  Shot Scope is delighted to announce details of its brand-new free online feature, Course Hub, which will be released for Shot Scope V2 users on Friday 12th July.

This new technology will bring golfers together by creating a social community that allows them to virtually join an unlimited number of golf clubs, view course stats, and compete in various competitions against other Shot Scope V2 users.

Shot Scope currently captures over 1 million golf shots around the world every 10 days and, on average, Shot Scope V2 users improve their scoring by 2.7 shots over the first 30 rounds of use. With the addition of this new, completely free online tool, golfers will have access to even more information from thousands of other users that can help them improve their game.

The Course Hub is unlike any other social community in the game of golf. Users can simply search for a golf club and instantly gain access to rafts of data, such as: gross and net course records, longest drives, hole-by-hole statistics, most birdies and much more.

This will allow golfers who are going to play at a specific course for the first time to view how other users have managed their way around it and pick up useful course management tips.

All data captured on users’ Shot Scope V2 GPS watches will be automatically synced to the Course Hub after they opt to share their round data. This feature will build a huge database of information on how best to play golf courses, while also allowing users to immediately view their round data and compare their statistics with other golfers.

All 18 holes represent an opportunity to compete with Course Hub. Every par 5 will become a Long Drive competition with the implementation of ‘Driving Records’, and a Top-10 leaderboard will be available on each course page. If a course has no par 5s, the last three par 4s will act as the Long Drive holes so that every course can benefit from this feature.

Accessing the Course Hub couldn’t be any easier. From Friday 12th July, Shot Scope V2 owners will simply login to the Shot Scope website where they can gain access to the new social community completely free of charge.

To celebrate the release of this new and exciting feature, Shot Scope are pleased to announce a 10-day Major Offer on the Shot Scope V2 watch.

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Radda Golf Apparel Launches New Apparel Line – Signs “Unprecedented” Deal with Urban Outfitters

NEW YORK, NY – Radda Golf, co-founded by partners Jason Fields and Ivan Dominguez today announced that the “disruptor” men’s golf brand’s apparel is now available through the Radda Golf web site.

The company also announced that its apparel will be initially available at Urban Outfitters top retail outlets as well as on later this summer. This is the first time that a golf apparel brand has been offered by the unique lifestyle retailer.

“We are excited that Uban Outfitters, known for its unique and fashion forward offerings will be adding our golf apparel at retail. This is a virtual “stamp of approval” of our “disrupter” positioning in the golf industry,” commented Fields.

Radda’s position is that men are more than the game they play. Radda aims to represent the diverse interests of the modern golfer – health, indulgence and culture.

Radda is influenced by current styles and trends; product that will work on and off the course. It seeks to take the style men love to wear on the streets to the courses where they love to play. Not exclusive, but inclusive, open and fun. Radda merges modern culture and aesthetic with a love of golf and seeks to push the great game forward in new directions and ultimately, to new heights.

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Acushnet Holdings Corp. Acquires KJUS, Innovator of Premium Sportswear Performance Products

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Acushnet Holdings Corp., the worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of performance-driven golf equipment and golf wear, today announced the acquisition of KJUS, a premium global ski and golf sportswear company.

The KJUS brand was born from an uncompromising commitment to performance, following brand namesake Lasse Kjus’s historic feat at the 1999 World Ski Championships, where he medaled in each of the Championships’ five disciplines.  KJUS was co-founded with Didi Serena with a vision to make the finest and most technologically advanced skiwear and the belief that cutting edge innovation could lead to improved performance. Under his stewardship, KJUS has today grown to be an unquestioned leader in technical performance wear.  Building upon this technical performance and design expertise, KJUS entered the golf outerwear and apparel markets less than a decade ago with a focus on comfort, freedom of movement and all-weather protection, and it has since achieved a loyal following with performance-minded golfers and a premium positioning at leading golf shops worldwide.

“We have been impressed by KJUS’s success in golf apparel and are extremely excited to bring KJUS into the Acushnet family,” said David Maher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Acushnet Holdings Corp.  “We see many similarities in our roots, with both our founders having turned their personal passions for a sport into a vision of product and performance excellence.  This shared commitment to innovative, high-quality and performance-driven products lines up squarely with our Company’s existing focus on the dedicated golfer.  We believe KJUS’s premium positioning in the ski and golf markets provides significant opportunities as we work with current KJUS management to maximize the brand’s potential.”

Acushnet expects to continue to run KJUS’s operations from its global and North American headquarters in Hünenberg, Switzerland and Boulder, Colorado.  The ski and golf divisions will be run by long-time company leaders Nico Serena and Brooke Mackenzie, respectively.  Luke Reese, who has been instrumental in the establishment of the KJUS golf business, and Didi Serena will continue their involvement with the Company as special advisors.

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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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