Golf News – July 7, 2020

DeChambeau Celebrates July 4th Weekend with Fireworks of His Own on The Way to Victory at 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic

New Bridgestone TOUR B X Ball Provides Winning Combo of Distance and Feel in the Motor City

COVINGTON, Ga. – (July 6, 2020) – The Rocket Mortgage logo’s red glare and Bryson DeChambeau’s Bombs with his Bridgestone TOUR B X bursting in air characterized the scene at Detroit Golf Club as the PGA TOUR’s long driving phenom continued his prodigious displays of power, driving to victory in the Motor City over July 4th weekend.  For the tournament, DeChambeau finished 23-under par, winning by three strokes over his nearest competitor.  The victory marked DeChambeau’s 6th on the PGA TOUR and 8th career professional victory.

In an incredible performance that saw him average over 350 yards per drive for four rounds, DeChambeau relied on the explosive power of the TOUR B X’s REACTIV cover to lead the field in Driving Distance, Strokes Gained Driving and Longest Drive – with a 377-yard bomb during the first round.  In addition, the TOUR B X delivered all the touch and feel the golf scientist needed as well, delivering top 10 finishes in Eagles, Birdies, Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, Strokes Gained: Putting and Putts per GIR.

The Tour B X’s REACTIV cover technology, available on all four 2020 TOUR B models, is the golf world’s first SMART Urethane – using an “impact modifier” to deliver a shock absorbing soft cover on slow impact shots for more spin and control – and high resilience on high impact shots for more power and distance. The material reacts in harmony with the force of the impact. In essence, on the violent impact of a driver, REACTIV rebounds quicker than other urethane covers, generating more ball speed and longer distance. On the softer touch and feel of wedge shots, REACTIV keeps the ball on the face longer, allowing golfers to impart more spin and have better control in the short game.

“The golf world has absolutely been blown away by Bryson’s distance increases since the TOUR has returned from its COVID-19 hiatus last month,” said Elliot Mellow, Golf Ball Marketing Manager for Bridgestone Golf. “While his physical fitness and diet have captured most of the attention, Bryson also has credited his gains, in part, to the ground-breaking REACTIV cover of his TOUR B X golf ball, through which he has consistently generated over 200 mph ball speed.  He has been knocking on the door each week out of the gates, so it was only a matter of time until he put it all together for a win.  We are excited to see what the remainder of 2020 holds for him.”

Visit Bridgestone Golf HERE

Shot Scope V3 Debuts … The First GPS Smart Golf Watch To Feature Artificial Intelligence

And Offer Real-Time On-Course Swing Performance Tracking Capabilities

V3’s Patented Power-Sense AI Strap Technology Captures Data on Every Shot, Delivering Real-Time Insights to Help Golfers Better Understand Their Swing and Reach Optimal Performance; Multi-Function Watch with Industry-Best $219 Price Point Provides Unmatched Connectivity & Synching for Precise Distance Measuring and Pinpoint Accuracy on 35,000 Pre-loaded Golf Courses Worldwide

Edinburgh, Scotland – July 6, 2020 … Shot Scope, a leading international manufacturer of GPS-based golf management systems, today introduced the V3 Smart Golf Watch, the first multi-function watch to feature artificial intelligence and offer golfers real-time on-course performance tracking capabilities. V3’s patented Power-Sense AI strap technology captures data on every shot, delivering golfers instant feedback to better understand their swing and reach optimal performance.

Complementing the performance tracking capabilities, the V3 is the game’s most accurate lightweight, high speed golf watch, backed by proprietary dual GPS antennas (30cm GPS accuracy) that provide unmatched connectivity and synching, compared with competitive products, for precise distance measuring and pinpoint accuracy on 35,000 pre-loaded courses worldwide. The dual GPS and performance tracking innovation is built into a sleek lightweight watch design and is available in five stylish color options for an industry-best $219.

The V3’s Power-Sense AI strap technology works automatically in the background to continuously scan the golfer’s swing settings to optimize performance tracking. The technology creates an ever-increasing volume and accuracy of data collected from the golfer during play, leading to more insights and statistics that help the player understand their game better, improve on-course strategy and shoot lower scores. The more rounds the golfer plays with V3 the smarter the AI technology becomes, eventually producing highly refined settings that are personal to that individual.

V3’s shot tracking function is powered by 16 lightweight plug-n-play club RFID tags that are embedded with smart GPS chips that easily screw into the butt-end of every club. Unlike other golf performance trackers, V3’s Power-Sense AI trap technology delivers instant syncing, while enabling club recognition with no pairing, phone or tagging required. The tags ‘communicate with each other’ and identify what club was hit and its location on the course.

Utilizing this shot tracking technology, golfers can sync their V3 device with Bluetooth and download the free app for mobile use on iOS and Android. An interactive dashboard, which provides an aerial view of the course for a bird’s-eye view, enables the watch to capture and analyze over 100 tour level statistics on club distances and tee shots for measurable game improvement, while Shot Scope’s PinCollect™ technology records putt and pin location, capturing and analyzing approaches, short game and putting statistics.

As a distance measuring device, the V3 utilizes not 1, but 2 GPS antennas. This ensures V3 provides industry leading GPS accuracy on the golf course. The V3 library, which is mapped in-house at Shot Scope, features over 35,000 courses worldwide that are accessible with no subscriptions or interruptions, and free upgrades. The easy-to-navigate, daylight readable color screen, which also switches to watch mode (date and time) for everyday use, offers highly accurate dynamic distances in large fonts, in either yards or meters, to the front, middle and back of the green, plus every bunker and water hazard on the course, regardless of angle of approach for enhanced course management.

Constructed with the highest grade smart GPS chip technology on the commercial market, including a 10-hour battery life, the V3 is a complete game management system built into a smart golf watch. It offers instant, real-time information for golfers to play their next shot with confidence, as well as the ability to monitor and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses through detailed performance data.

The V3 features three different play modes – GPS, GPS+Track and Pro, to support preferences for every golfer. The GPS mode provides distances anywhere on the course, while the GPS+Track mode provides distances and automatic performance tracking during a round. The Pro mode is designed for tournament use when GPS isn’t allowed, and tracks only performance data.

Visit Shot Scope HERE

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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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