Golf News – June 2, 2023

WATCH! PXG Pro Tips with Actor, Comedian & Golf Club Junkie Rob Riggle: LPGA Tour Edition

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PXG recognizes that more women than ever are trying, enjoying, and succeeding in golf, and the company is doing its part to continue this momentum and ensure everyone feels welcome. During Women’s Golf Month, PXG is featuring its talented LPGA Tour players, celebrating its employees, and making a mark in the community through several key initiatives aimed at growing the game.

Premiering today, PXG pairs comedy icon and golf addict Rob Riggle with LPGA Tour Professionals, including Celine Boutier, Austin Ernst, and Christina Kim, for some core stimulating, performance-powering tips and tricks. Spanning the fundamentals to the game’s finer points, the nine-episode series, PXG Pro Tips with Rob Riggle: LPGA Edition, is available on PXG’s website and YouTube.

“We can all agree, the need to grow the game is no laughing matter,” President & Executive Creative Director of PXG Apparel Renee Parsons stated. “However, when you combine humor with golf PXG finds players have a bit more fun on the course and are far more likely to come back.”

LAUNCHING JUNE 1, 2023

  • Episode 1:  Austin Ernst delivers some quick warm-up techniques and shows Rob Riggle how to get more distance with his driver.
  • Episode 2: Céline Boutier walks Rob through her swing thoughts to achieve better tempo while Yu Sang Hou highlights her pre-round, driving range routine.
  • Episode 3: Gerina Mendoza helps Rob with his distance control, and Christina Kim gives Rob the lowdown on how to hit a fairway wood.
  • Episode 4: LPGA Rookie Elinor Sudow takes Rob through her swing philosophy and the benefits of using a blended iron set.

COMING LATER IN JUNE

  • Episode 5: Gina Kim explains the benefits of getting fitted for your driver and shows Rob how to control tempo with the big stick.
  • Episode 6: Jennifer Song teaches Rob how to gain more spin with wedges around the green and schools him on the importance of a proper grip.
  • Episode 7: Linnea Strom has Rob focusing on his rotation to gain more power and distance. Christina Kim takes him back to the fundamentals with chipping.
  • Episode 8: Megan Khang shares how to hit a consistent draw and adapt your swing when hitting into the wind.
  • Episode 9: Mina Harigae gets practical when practicing with alignment sticks, and Christina Kim loosens Rob up with some pre-round stretching techniques.

PXG is also continuing its tradition of turning its focus to the women who help power the company – 26% of its workforce – this month. Under the direction of Renee Parsons, every woman in the company, regardless of role or location, is given a paid day off to engage in a golf-related activity. The initiative is titled PXG Women’s Day to Play, and it will be held on June 5, 2023, with coordinated events in Scottsdale, London, and Tokyo.

The company also looks to help demystify the game for underserved students from diverse backgrounds through its PXG engineer-led Science of Golf programming. On June 26, 2023, PXG will host STEM Atlanta Women – an Atlanta-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) group focused on creating opportunities for black women and young girls in the area – at its PXG Atlanta Store. Through this event and similar ones at other locations, PXG looks to inspire America’s youth, from all backgrounds, to pursue STEM careers in golf and get involved in the game itself.

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johnnie-O Announces New Partnership with Sam Bennett Ahead of Professional Debut

SANTA MONICA, CA – johnnie-O, the next great iconic American brand, announced today that Sam Bennett, the 2022 U.S. Amateur Champion, has officially joined the johnnie-O family. This announcement comes ahead of Sam’s professional debut at the upcoming Memorial Tournament, presented by Workday.

Sam and johnnie-O have been partners through a NIL deal since 2022. This partnership will see the two continue working together as Sam transitions from his standout collegiate and amateur careers to the professional ranks.

“The last year has been a whirlwind, and the johnnie-O team has been by my side through it all,” said Bennett. “It’s been so helpful to have partners like johnnie-O who support me and my game. I’m grateful to continue working with them and representing the johnnie-O brand as I enter this new chapter in my career. I think we’ll do great things together.”

“When we first met Sam, we quickly realized that he is a walking embodiment of what it means to be a johnnie-O guy,” said John O’Donnell, Founder of johnnie-O. “We have shared ambitions and know what it means to build something from the ground up. He is a great person and a phenomenal athlete—and the johnnie-O team is thrilled to have him on this journey with us.”

Sam will be outfitted in looks from johnnie-O’s extensive collection of golf apparel and accessories that offer performance and style on the course. This includes johnnie-O’s signature PREP-FORMANCE™ gear that’s moisture-wicking, breathable, and designed to effortlessly move with you from the course to the clubhouse and beyond.

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