Golf News – July 3, 2023

PXG Atlanta® Partners with STEM Atlanta Women to Deliver a Hands-on, Interactive Experience Centered Around the Science of Golf

SCOTTSDALE, AZ  – As PXG continues to serve golfers in the greater Atlanta area, the company is also determined to put its extensive product research and development background and its unabashed love of the game to work for the community. Recently, PXG partnered with STEM Atlanta Women to provide local students with a new perspective on golf through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and sports.

PXG hosted “The Science of Golf” experience at PXG Atlanta in Buckhead, Georgia. The immersive program featured four interactive experiments developed and led by PXG Engineers and Master Fitters. Activities ranged from solving coefficient of restitution (COR) equations and determining putting angles to calculating smash factor and crushing drives in PXG’s golf simulators.

The participants were members of STEM Atlanta Women. This nonprofit was created to enlighten, educate, and empower young black women and girls to take advantage of global opportunities in STEM. The organization offers master classes, innovative programs, tech labs, conferences, and entrepreneurial events to increase the talent pipeline in the industry and provide young girls with the tools needed to build a successful future.

“We are focused on enhancing and increasing the talent pipeline for women and girls in STEM – specifically, black and brown girls from underserved and underrepresented communities, said Dr. Maxine Cain, Founder and CEO of STEM Atlanta Women. “We are focused on emerging and advanced tech to provide these young women with the skills they need to be successful in the 21st Century. We were so excited for the program at PXG Atlanta, which introduced them to the science of golf and the industry’s numerous career opportunities.”

The actual program started with a brief Golf 101 seminar that led the girls through the basics of the game. The girls then broke into groups to participate in the STEM activities before they were treated to a special guest appearance. NFL Hall of Fame running back and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Jerome Bettis stopped by PXG Atlanta to talk with the students about finding and taking advantage of opportunities so that they can be even more successful in life.

Bettis shared, “Kids of color have often been excluded from this game, and every step we take to include and provide opportunity does a couple of things. It opens their eyes to a wonderful game and lets them see another industry. For PXG to extend itself in this way was amazing.”

Following the PXG Atlanta in-store experience, the students traveled to the John A. White Golf Course to put their newfound knowledge to the test on the range.

As the day ended, Wilson reminded the women not to let anybody tell them that they don’t belong in this space or they can’t do something. “If you put your mind to it and believe in yourself, you can go as far as you want.”

To further expand the experience, PXG, #MakeGolfYourThing, and the TOUR Championship have partnered to provide tickets for the girls to attend the tournament at East Lake Golf Club this August.The experience will welcome these students in to enjoy the PGA TOUR’s season ending championship and give them a behind the scenes experience to see how STEM competencies are a critical part of careers in golf.

The PXG Atlanta STEM experience was the last in a series of programming in June centered around celebrating women in golf. Other activities included PXG Women’s Day to Play, a global team initiative created and led by President and Executive Creative Director of PXG Apparel Renee Parsons. The marquee opportunity saw record participation across multiple continents, including North America, the United Kingdom, and Japan. PXG also released PXG Pro Tips with Rob Riggle: LPGA Edition – a must-watch for everyone.

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Rickie Fowler Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic With Cobra Puma Golf

DETROIT, MI – Rickie Fowler has undeniable momentum this season, and it was only a matter of time before the SoCal native captured the sixth PGA Tour victory of his decorated career. He got the job done on Sunday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, firing four spectacular rounds in the sixties for a -24 total, forcing a playoff where he was able to edge out Collin Morikawa and Adam Hadwin to earn the highly anticipated win.

“Rickie has been with us since the beginning.” said Dan Ladd, President, COBRA PUMA GOLF, “He’s adored by golf fans around the world and loved by everyone at Cobra Puma Golf. We’re thrilled with his comeback story and win at The Rocket Mortgage Classic. We’re all very proud of not only the way he plays but how he conducts himself. He’s a class act and true role model in the sports world.”

The Oklahoma State alum made serious waves in Detroit this week, not only by sporting PUMA apparel from the recently introduced PUMA GOLF x PUMA HOOPS IN THE ROUGH collection, but by shooting four rounds in the sixties including an eight-under-par 64 on Saturday and a final round four-under-par 68 on Sunday. Fowler threw a dart on the final hole in regulation and made birdie to force a three-man playoff, eventually emerging victorious by birdieing the first play-off hole. The win ends a four year and four-month drought and represents one of the finest performances of his lengthy PGA Tour career.

“It’s hard to really put it all into words,” Fowler said afterward while holding his daughter Maya. “Obviously a lot of good stuff this year and been playing some really good golf, so I knew it was just a matter of time with how I’ve been playing. I’ve had a couple tough weekends where I had a chance. Winning is great but there is a lot more to life than that.”

Of course, Rickie carried a full bag of Cobra clubs and wore Puma Golf apparel from head to toe. Take a look below for more details.

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Sun Mountain Golf Travel Bags Add Flashy New Colors and Patterns

MISSOULA, MT – New golf travel bags from Sun Mountain offer a blast of flashy new colors and patterns. Golf travel covers by Sun Mountain include ClubGlider, the golf travel bag with extendable legs and wheels that support 100% of the weight, and Kube, a minimalist golf travel bag that folds up small for easy storage. ClubGlider Meridian and Kube colors and patterns include the standard black, navy, red but also the unique spruce-harbor-ochre and the stand-out tropic-spruce pattern. ClubGlider Meridian retails for $339.99 and Kube for $269.99. For the retailer nearest call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com.

ClubGlider literally glides from parking lot to luggage counter thanks to legs that extend and support 100% of the weight and pivoting caster wheels that handle corners and curbs with ease. Once checked-in, the legs easily tuck away securely for carefree travel. ClubGlider offers all the protection and storage space of a traditional golf travel bag while eliminating the heavy lifting and the need to bend over to pick up and set down every time the check-in line moves three feet. ClubGlider is available in four different models – Pro, Tour Series, Meridian, and Journey – offering protection for golfers ranging from weekend warriors to touring professionals. Retail prices are $389, $369, $339, and $289, respectively.

Kube golf travel bag looks like an ordinary, small, plastic suitcase but unbuckled it opens into a full-sized golf travel bag. Kube is constructed from durable, ballistic style fabric in combination with plastic half-shells and dense foam padding to protect golf clubs. When not in use, Kube folds down to 9” x 13” x 14.5” for storage. When unfolded for use, Kube has internal dimensions of 52” x 14” x 14” offering room for a full-size golf bag. Kube is available in ten colors ranging from black to java-sand camo and tropic-spruce with a retail price of $269.99.

“With golf travel predicted to grow over 10% per year for the next 5+ years, now is the perfect time to invest in a durable, purpose-built golf travel bag to take the hassles out of traveling with your golf clubs and protect them along the way”, said Sun Mountain Sports CEO, Ed Kowachek.

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