Golf News – July 20, 2015

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Fairway & Greene Named Preferred Apparel Provider For The Presidents Cup 2015 U.S. Team

Fairway & Greene has been named the preferred apparel provider for The Presidents Cup 2015 U.S. Team. The Presidents Cup 2015 will be held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Songdo IBD, Incheon City, Korea, October 6-11.

“Fairway & Greene is honored for the opportunity to support The Presidents Cup 2015 U.S. Team,” said Chad Delp, CEO of Summit Golf Brands. Summit Golf Brands is an apparel company that owns Fairway & Greene, Zero Restriction, EP Pro, EP Sport and B. Draddy. “Our longstanding relationship with U.S. Team Captain Jay Haas has been an incredible one, and we are thrilled to work with the entire U.S. Team.”

U.S. Team players and captains will dress in pre-selected outfits consisting of tech pullovers and shirts, Baruffa Merino sweaters and cashmere blend vests. The Presidents Cup apparel selections include tech polo shirts from the Fairway & Greene Made in the USA Collection.

“I am excited for Fairway & Greene to be a part of The Presidents Cup,” said Haas. “The luxury sportswear that Fairway & Greene provides has long outfitted my game and is a strong choice for this preeminent team event.”

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N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 105 Selected As A Stock Shaft For New Ping I Irons And Ping GMax Irons

CARLSBAD, CA (July 16, 2015) – PING has selected Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 steel shaft as a stock shaft option worldwide for PING’s new i irons and GMAX irons, it was announced today.

The N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 will be a “stock” steel shaft for the i irons, and will be available as a no charge upgrade on the GMAX irons for customers who go through a custom fitting, Nippon Shaft officials said.

“Nippon Shaft is pleased and proud that PING has selected the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 as a stock shaft option on PING’s new i irons and as a custom shaft option on PING’s new GMAX irons”, says Nobuyoshi Okita, Director of Global Sales for Nippon Shaft Co., LTD.

This marks the first time Nippon Shaft has provided PING with shafts for global release, according to Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft in the Americas. Previously, PING stocked Nippon Shaft solely for its Asian-distributed products.

“After many years of working closely with PING in the Asian market, we are proud to have the Tour 105 be the first shaft with PING for the global market,” Fukuda said.

“The N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 line presented a unique opportunity for us to partner with Nippon Shaft and be first to deliver this lightweight steel shaft to golfers that can boost ball speed and trajectory while maintaining tour proven consistency. Nippon Shaft has continued to demonstrate the utmost in manufacturing capabilities, shaft performance and tour success, and we’re excited to add the MODUS3 line to our worldwide fitting mix,” says Paul Wood, VP of Engineering at PING.

Tour players who have switched to the 112 grams (X flex) Tour 105 have seen increases in ball speed and distance, while maintaining dispersions and trajectory control which is often a challenge for elite players with lighter-weight steel shafts, according to Lee Oyer, head of Tour Promotions, who travels with the PGA TOUR week-to-week.

Professional tour golfers play the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 because it delivers optimum control over three modes of ball flight – trajectory, distance and direction – by the optimum control over the three sections of a golf shaft. The Tour 105 is designed with:

1. Tip Section: Mid rigidity increases launch conditions (mid/high trajectory)
2. Mid Section: Mid rigidity promotes control of (easy) launch and tour level spin
3. Butt Section: Mid rigidity promotes control and soft impact feel

Over the years, Nippon Shaft recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons, steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Nippon Shaft’s dedicated global club fitter network. Details of these can be found at nipponshaft.com.

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WellPutt To Be Sold in PGA Tour Superstore

Collection of innovative training aids for putting and full-swing play to be available at all PGA Tour Superstore locations

JUPITER, Florida (July 14, 2015) – WellPutt, a collection of training aids that are original, innovative and effective for golfers of all skill levels, will be available for purchase at PGA TOUR Superstore. Every store location will carry WellPutt training aids, including the award-winning Welling Putt Mat, favored by instructors and golfers who prefer to practice putting indoors. Welling Putt Mat won the 2013 Golf Europe Product Award in the training-aid category.

“We are pleased that golfers now will be able to see, try and purchase WellPutt training aids at PGA TOUR Superstore, said Laurent-Alix Huguet, CEO of H4Distribution, which distributes WellPutt products across the U.S. “In addition to the other retail locations where WellPutt products are sold, golfers now will have the chance to experience WellPutt in the exceptional atmosphere of every PGA TOUR Superstore.”

WellPutt training aids are designed to help golfers refine both their putting and full-swing strokes, and boost their confidence around the greens and throughout the golf course. After honing their play with WellPutt training aids, golfers can execute with a new degree of accuracy on the links.

WellPutt training aids allow golfers to engage in purposeful practice that is simple and efficient while producing noticeable results.

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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