Golf News – June 12, 2018

Rickie Fowler’s Looks For The 118th US Open

Fowler to Sport Fresh PUMA Golf Apparel and Footwear Including a Custom COBRA + Vessel US Open Tour Stand Bag at Shinnecock

CARLSBAD, CA – When it comes to the second major of the year, Rickie Fowler will be dressed to the nines each day in apparel from PUMA Golf’s Spring Summer ‘18 Collection. Additionally, throughout the week, Rickie’s caddie, Joe Skovron, will carry a custom COBRA Golf & Vessel US Open Tour Stand Bag, a nod to Rickie’s amateur days and amateur golfers, including those who grind through qualifying to earn their coveted spot in the year’s second major. Rickie made his debut at the US Open as an amateur a decade ago, teeing it up in 2008 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.

“You only see a staff bag at a professional tournament, or maybe in a mancave, but it’s not what most golfers use. We thought it would be a cool idea to carry a bag that most juniors, college players, and weekend golfers use instead of a staff bag that you only see on Tour,” said Skovron. “And selfishly, it’s nice to carry something a little smaller and lighter for the trek that is Shinnecock Hills.”

The US Open Tour Stand Bag incorporates all the necessary on-course features of a Tour Staff bag, including heavy-duty zippers, durable PU material and a single strap for easy carrying, but in a much lighter package. In fact, the Stand bag weights in about 60% lighter than the bag Skovron typically carries each week on Tour. The US Open version was inspired by the USA’s red, white and blue color story, and this week’s host site, Shinnecock Hills and its legendary club logo. The bag features four arrows, a nod to the fourth time the US Open will be contested at this iconic location. Other key features include:

  • Four-way top with designated dividers and top grab handle.
  • Carbon Fiber Stand Legs.
  • Full-length Umbrella Sleeve.
  • Seven pockets including an oversized apparel pocket, lockable valuables pocket and dual insulated cooler pockets.
  • Single Carry Strap and hip pad with COOLFLOW foam.
  • EASYFlex base allowing maximum turf contact.

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Need A Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift? 

A tour-quality custom club fitting is your hole-in-one

WILLOWBROOK, IL – The U.S. Open is this week. Golfers know that means Father’s Day is just around the corner too. If you’re still searching for that perfect Father’s Day gift, a Tour-quality custom club fitting experience from Club Champion will definitely make dad happy. Club Champion is the #1 premium club fitter, builder and retailer of the best brands in golf. Their master fitters and builders are unrivaled experts and they offer more than 35,000 hittable head and shaft combinations. 

An August 2017 Golf Magazine study found that Club Champion custom fit golfers lowered their scores by three strokes per round and added an average of 22 yards off the tee. According to the magazine, “Many players think they aren’t good enough to be custom fit. But our higher handicappers saw up to 25 more yards with drivers and woods and some shaved 5 to 10 strokes per round. The results? Fitting matters. Based on data from the TrackMan, SAM PuttLab and SkyCaddies along with tester interviews, it’s clear that correctly matched clubs can help golfers of all kinds.”

In addition to providing fittings from supremely trained master fitters, Club Champion builds the clubs in-house, unlike most other fitters. Variables such as swing weight, length, lie and flex DO alter performance. The experience and know-how combining these intricate parts together is what separates Club Champion from its competition. 

Ranked by Golf Digest among the 100 best club fitters for the past eight years, Club Champion’s unique coupling system allows them to combine any head and shaft together. Golfers hit the precise combination to be custom-built for them. All the top brands are on hand, including PXG and exclusive premium shafts which are simply not available through most other retailers or fitters.

World-renowned instructor David Leadbetter reveals, “It never ceases to amaze me that golfers buy clubs off the shelf and assume they’re right for them. Whether you’re a great golfer or a casual one, getting a custom club fitting is one of the quickest ways to improve your game.”

A gift card from Club Champion is the perfect Father’s Day gift.

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Bryson Dechambeau’s Looks For The 118th US Open

DeChambeau to Sport PUMA Apparel and Footwear & a Custom COBRA US Open Staff Bag

CARLSBAD, CA – Fresh off a stellar win at the 2018 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Bryson DeChambeau is ready to tee it up at the 118th US Open, dressed each day in apparel from PUMA Golf’s Spring, Summer ’18 collection. Additionally, throughout the week, his caddie will carry a custom US Open Staff Bag inspired by the USA’s red, white and blue color story, and this week’s host site, Shinnecock Hills and its legendary club logo. The bag features four arrows, a nod to the fourth time the US Open will be contested at this iconic location, with One One Eight scripted across the back pocket representing the 118th US Open. COBRA Golf will host a giveaway on its social media channels.

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