Golf News – July 18, 2018

Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Concept X Putters

Premium Experimental Prototype Models Introduce Dual-Zone Vibration Dampening, Innovative Neck Configurations and Boundary-Pushing, High-MOI Design

FAIRHAVEN, MA Scotty Cameron has established a new standard of putter design with the introduction of Concept X, a premium offering of two experimental prototypes produced in highly limited quantities for players seeking the highest level of putter performance.

The new Scotty Cameron Concept X models – CX-01 and CX-02 – are designed to deliver the ultimate putting experience, blending the visual characteristics of a Newport 2 with the playability of a mallet through boundary-pushing design techniques and technologies. Each model features high-MOI producing “wings” that seemingly melt into the ground at address for added stability and forgiveness, plus new dual-zone vibration dampening technology for precisely tuned sound and feel. Concept X putters are distinguished by their innovative neck configurations: CX-01 employs a tour-proven “Nuckle Neck” with one shaft of offset, while the CX-02 is designed with a new low slant “Joint Neck” that promotes additional tow flow. An anti-glare Stealth Gray finish highlights the industrial design-inspired aesthetics of Concept X, keeping with the prototype feel.

The Scotty Cameron Concept X putters are constructed using the lower portion of the shaft to provide toe flow and offset, while reducing neck weight that is redistributed into the putter head and wings for higher MOI. The Concept X – CX-01 integrates a revamped Nuckle Neck configuration that provides one shaft of offset in a familiar plumbing neck setup. Toe hang is similar to that of a Newport or Newport 2. The Concept X – CX-02 is designed with a completely new low slant Joint Neck that provides one shaft of offset and promotes slightly more toe flow than the CX-01 – similar to a Newport 2.5.

New Dual-zone Vibration Dampening Chambers integrate into the face-sole construction and offer precisely tuned sound and feel by separating each “chamber” with a band of stainless steel. The mid-milled aluminum face, anodized in bright dip black, is connected via internal screws that perfectly compress the vibration dampening material for a soft, solid sound and feel. Additionally, the sole zone’s anodized and engraved plate contains additional vibration dampening material, as well as allows for weight to be redistributed back and out toward the wings, increasing MOI and overall balance.

Concept X has a High-MOI Design with a unique wing shape design allows for weight to be strategically moved toward the perimeter and as far back and out as possible, increasing MOI and forgiveness. Customizable, removable heel and toe weights enhance stability while increasing the face’s sweet spot.

Concept X extends Scotty’s tour-proven multi-material methodology, utilizing weight-saving face inlays and sole plates milled from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum that allow heavier stainless steel to be purposefully relocated to key perimeter areas to increase MOI, balance and forgiveness. The sole profile of each model has been milled with Scotty’s four-way sole balancing design that moves the balance point to account for the weight of the grip and shaft and the putter’s offset, so the putter sits perfectly square at address.

A new, glare-reducing Stealth Gray finish complements the bright dip black anodized face inlay and sole plate components. Several engravings and the familiar three-dot milled pattern have been left unpainted in their raw, machined metal finish in keeping with the “prototype” feel of the Concept X models. Subtle jet black gloss paintfill adds elegant accents in key engravings, while a new gray Pistolero grip and custom shaft band accessorize the entire presentation.

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Nippon Shaft Wins Two Senior Majors on the Same Day at Two Venerable Chicago-area Courses

CARLSBAD, CA – Two World Golf Hall of Fame members used Nippon Shaft products to record victories Sunday (July 15) outside Chicago at the Constellation Senior Players Championship and the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

The 55-year-old Fijian won his first senior major championship on the second hole of a sudden death playoff, where he made a birdie 3 on the 18th hole at the Donald Ross-designed Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois.

The former Masters champion and two-time winner of the PGA Championship used the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 steel shafts in both his irons and wedges to shoot 20-under par in regulation with rounds of 68-67-66-67—268.

The victory was 138th global Tour win for a MODUS³ model and the 15th this year alone.

Meanwhile, at the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at historic Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois, the 54-year-old Englishwoman lapped the field with a 10-shot victory at the Charles Blair McDonald-Seth Raynor-designed masterpiece.

She used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in her irons and wedges to shoot 16-under par for the championship with rounds of 71-71-66-68—276. She started the day with a five-shot lead and finished with a birdie on the 18th hole. It was her 85th victory worldwide.

The 950GH shafts have more than 200 victories on pro tours around the world since Nippon Shaft brought the sub-100-gram steel shaft to market some 20 years ago.

“Nippon Shaft is proud that two Hall of Fame players trusted Nippon Shaft to help them win major championships on the same day and in the same area,” said Hiro Fukuda, marketing and sales for Nippon Shaft. “Nippon Shaft continues to prove consistently that our shafts can help players get the most out of their talent and hard work.”

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CHASE54 Launches Fall 2018 Choose Your Now Collection

NEW YORK, NY – CHASE54 – a golf and lifestyle apparel brand named for the pursuit of the perfect score in golf – announces the launch of its fall 2018 Choose Your Now collection. Inspired by the past, present and future of golf style, the range boasts nostalgic, modern-classic designs married with CHASE54’s proprietary fabric technologies that set the brand apart.

The Choose Your Now collection includes two men’s groups and two women’s groups, plus the brand’s ever-evolving Elements line that can be mixed and matched into each group to round-out the collection with a timeless look. Incorporated into each item are technical material elements like sun protection, cooling properties and moisture-wicking qualities.

“Our fall 2018 collection embodies the richness and thrill of golf’s past and present, as well as the possibilities of what is yet to come,” says Lulu Faddis, CHASE54 Designer. “There is something for everyone and every era of style you want your game to reflect.”

The men’s offerings include the sporty Retro Active range featuring crease-free material, while the Outdoor Games group offers CHASE54’s take on today’s golf style trends with an athletic influence. The Alternate Bliss ladies’ line is inspired by the idea of a floating new world, boasting whimsical prints in moisture-wicking and cooling tech fabrics. Additionally, the Power Style group offers mesh insert and cutaway details combined with bold, color-block designs.

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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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