Golf News – June 18, 2014

Golf News – June 18, 2014


2014 Travelers Championship – 5 players to watch

A week after the pressure cooker that was the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, the PGA Tour heads north to Cromwell, Conn., this week for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

The intensity won’t be quite what it was at Pinehurst No. 2 for last week’s U.S. Open, but rest assured everyone in the field will be working hard to grind out a win.

If you’re going to win at TPC River Highlands, you’ve got to go low. Consider this: Russell Henley fired rounds of 69-67-69-69 last year to finish at 6 under. That resulted in a tie for 13th.

With birdies a must, here are five players I think you’re going to want to keep an eye on this week.

To see the 5 players, click HERE.


Callaway® Golf Apparel Introduces Opti-Series

Miami (June 17, 2014) – (NASDAQ:PERY) Callaway® Golf Apparel, a division of Perry Ellis International, Inc. has introduced a new line of features, known as Opti-Series. Designed to offer golfers of all levels the comfort and performance they crave, Opti-Series features employ advancements that infuse Callaway Apparel with an optimal balance of technology and design aesthetic. Each individual feature is designed to give golfers the optimum in golf performance.

Opti-Dri technology transfers moisture away from the body to aid in rapid evaporation, thereby allowing the garment to dry faster and stay drier longer. Opti-Cool utilizes cooling factors in the fabric to transfer heat away from the body, keeping the golfer cool. Opti-Shield technology offers golfers a layer of UPF protection from the sun’s harmful rays woven directly into the fabric. Opti-Stretch technology features interwoven layers of flexible fabrics, which provide unhindered range of motion, allowing golfers maximum comfort through the full range of their swing. Opti-Vent fabrics feature engineered ventilation to provide a garment with maximum breathability for optimized comfort in warmer weather. Opti-Genic antimicrobial treatment is a finish that reduces odor and maintains a garment’s durability over time. Opti-Repel creates a barrier of protection from inclement weather that is resistant to both wind and water, and Opti-Therm fabrics provide golfers a thermal layer designed to help withstand cold in all elements.

Callaway Opti-Series is the result of coordinated research, planning and design efforts, drawing on years of experience as one of the leading brands in the sport of golf. The Callaway name is synonymous with excellence, performance and innovation, and the aim of the Opti-Series is to uphold that standard and continue its tradition of infusing golf apparel with progressive technologies and an uncompromising commitment to quality.

For more information on Callaway Golf Apparel, please visit


ClubCrown Introduces The Self-Install Stripe

NEW YORK CITY, NY – ClubCrown by VIVE has introduced the ClubCrown STRIPE, its new self-install product. This product represents the next step in revolutionizing crown graphics. The ClubCrown STRIPE is a customized alignment aid that can be installed on all metalwoods by customers in minutes.

“The STRIPE allows golfers to customize the crown of their club for only $19.99 and gives them the added benefit of serving as an alignment aid,” says Andrew Glaser, Founder and CEO of the company. “Just like the original ClubCrown, the STRIPE can be removed and won’t damage a club’s finish. Every design we make has fantastic alignment properties and, at the same time, gives your clubs a very cool look and feel. All STRIPES are the same width as a golf ball and our proprietary alignment method ensures that the stripe always goes straight back. The customized alignment properties of the STRIPE are totally unprecedented in golf, especially at this amazing price point.”

The STRIPE will be offered in over 70 collegiate and military designs, plus many other exciting designs. Installation only takes a few minutes. An easy-to-follow instructional video on the ClubCrown STRIPE website shows just how simple the process is. As with the ClubCrown, the STRIPE is made in the USA.

Visit for more information on the ClubCrown STRIPE.

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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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