Golf News – June 19, 2018

Volvik Adds Four New Colors to Vivid Line of Golf Balls

ORLANDO, FL – Volvik has expanded its line of Vivid golf balls with the introduction of four new colors: jade, blue, purple and black. The popularity of the new colors already is in full swing as evidenced by the immediate strong response.

“This latest expansion of our Vivid line has had a robust result very quickly,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “Golfers of every ability level are aware of the high performance qualities of Volvik golf balls, and the addition of these four new colors represents an even wider choice for players.”

The new Volvik colors lead the way for new market trends while maintaining the same top quality that provides golfers with superior performance, power and distance.

The new jade Volvik Vivid golf balls were introduced at the Volvik LPGA Championship, played May 24-27 at Travis Pointe Country Club, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to an enthusiastic reception. The Vivid black balls were introduced in Volvik’s limited-edition Skull packs in the spring; they are being sold by the dozen for a limited time beginning July 1. The jade, blue and purple Vivid balls are available for purchase now.

The Volvik Vivid line is the world’s first and best-selling matte-finish three-piece golf ball, with a 75 compression and a larger core for more distance. The unique SF matte coating provides aerodynamic consistency and higher trajectory. Golfers experience the ultimate in distance – with softer feel and greater energy transfer from the highly resilient power core – as well as higher greenside spin for accurate pin control.

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Schools Out, Player Pathway Continues to Local Courses

TGA Premier Golf prepares to run over 2,000 summer golf camps nationwide

EL SEGUNDO, CA – TGA Premier Golf (TGA), the leading introductory program in the game is getting ready to transition 55,000 kids from after-school enrichment programs to golf courses this summer. TGA’s Player Pathway begins in the schools and community centers and funnels into partner golf courses executing camps, parent-child events and leagues.

Camps and other transition programs have become an important revenue source to the local course partners. Golf courses receive a percentage of revenue from each TGA registration.

Dave Robinson, owner of three TGA franchises in Metro Detroit, will run 39 camp sessions at nine partner courses in his communities.

“Our camp sessions have become very successful with over 850 kids participating in summer camps in each of the last three years,” Robinson said. “Our golf course owners not only appreciate the added revenue we are driving to them, but they are getting the families out to the courses playing and spending money and then returning to play golf as a family.”

In Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Maryann Von Seggern has been the owner of her TGA Premier Golf franchises since 2014 and is introducing thousands of youth to the game. Over the last two summers she has had over 1,200 kids go through TGA summer camps, most of them at the popular Knights Play Golf Center.

Kevin Jones is the owner and PGA Professional at Knights Play and has seen first-hand how TGA can impact facilities and grow the game, “We have been so fortunate to have a program like TGA, as well as others, that introduce kids to the game and then provide them the opportunity to learn on the course at a facility like ours, which is perfect for them,” said Jones. “Programs like TGA bring out so many kids and families providing not only a nice revenue source for us, but also creating the critical future customers we need. We even get some of the kids ending up working for us and helping out the programs which is really exciting.”

Knights Play Golf Center is one of over 200 golf course partners TGA has developed in the 60 markets where its franchises are located. There is no cost for golf courses to become partners with TGA, only tangible short term and long-term benefits.

“Transitioning our kids from schools to golf facilities like Knights Play is a difference maker in developing future golfers.,” said Von Seggern. “Kids improve their swing, learn about playing on a course with other juniors, and become hooked on the game.”

Robinson’s and Von Seggern’s TGA franchises are just a few examples of how TGA moves the needle nationwide for golf courses.

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Galvin Green Launches 2018 Ventil8™ Plus Range

Modern designs, extremely breathable material designed for warm weather conditions

VÄXJÖ, SWEDEN – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of high-performance and functional golf clothing for serious players and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – has announced the launch of new apparel offerings for their 2018 Spring/Summer Ventil8 Plus collection.

The Ventil8 Plus functional men’s and women’s golf shirts, shorts, pants and skorts are designed to keep golfers cool and comfortable in the summer heat while sustaining top-level performance on the course. Each item is constructed with highly technical, lightweight and breathable materials to help regulate body temperature and transport moisture and heat away from the skin twice as fast as a traditional polyester golf shirt.

“Galvin Green continues to lead this category in innovation in order to exceed the demands for high-performance apparel in the golf industry,” says Steve Hendren, President of Galvin Green USA. “Incorporating our Ventil8 Plus technology into comfortable and stylish clothing guarantees that golfers can look, feel and play their best without overheating or feeling restricted.”

Function meets fashion in the men’s polo range highlighted by the Mayer with horizontal stripe design and the Marty solid shirt available in eight colorways and in an exclusive Tour Edition. Completing the ensemble are the all-purpose Noah and Nash pants and Parker shorts.

Headlining the colorful ladies’ line is the Megan shirt with contrast color detailing, the May skort and the Miriam jumpsuit, a lightweight, eye-catching piece with extreme breathability designed to minimize restriction when swinging. In addition to providing UV protection 20+, all Ventil8 Plus garments are easy to care for and contain hygienic anti-bacterial elements.

Galvin Green is also the Official Team Supplier of Weatherwear for the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team. Through this partnership, the company will provide its premium outerwear garments to the captains, vice captains, team members and their caddies during the matches at Le Golf National. Part of the brand’s esteemed Multi-Layer system, the outfit includes a GORE-TEX® fabric shell layer and an Interface-1™ hybrid jacket.

Based in Sweden, Galvin Green is a pure golf brand that developed the sport’s first apparel layering system – the Multi-Layer Concept – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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