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Golf News – June 20, 2024

PXG Battle Ready II Darkness Putters Introduce a New Blacked-Out Finish in 5 Best-Selling Models

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PXG has rolled out an eye-catching new look in five of its most sought-after Battle Ready® II Putter models. The new PXG® Battle Ready® II Darkness® Putters present an all-black finish complimented by PXG’s iconic Darkness Insignia. Available in the Bat Attack®, Blackjack®, Brandon®, Closer®, and Hercules® putter designs, these striking putters deliver exceptional consistency and a custom configuration to suit every stroke.

“You spoke. We listened,” said PXG Founder & CEO Bob Parsons. “At the request of our PXG Troops, we are thrilled to introduce a new, smoking-hot finish to our PXG Battle Ready II Collection.”

With the introduction of a thin-walled hollow body, PXG Battle Ready II Darkness Putters reposition mass to the putter’s extreme perimeter, yielding a high MOI (~10% higher compared to the previous series) relative to the clubhead size. Proprietary S COR™ Technology, an extremely lightweight polymer, is injection molded into the hollow cavity—the material bonds to the face to dampen the sound and any harsh vibrations through impact. The structural support provided by the S COR material enables PXG to deliver golf’s thinnest putter face, 0.055″. This is advantageous to golfers because it dramatically enhances the forgiveness of the clubhead.

PXG Battle Ready II Putters also feature Pyramid Face Pattern Technology. The aggressively milled pattern creates the soft sounds of an insert putter while maintaining the responsive feel of a solid, milled putter. The pyramid density supports consistent interaction with golf ball dimples, while the pyramid geometry delivers a satisfying sound.

Precision Weighting Technology is employed in the sole to dial in each putter further. Club fitters and consumers can use the weighting to alter the overall clubhead mass and influence launch conditions. Players who typically pull putts may benefit from adding heavier weights to the toe side of the putter, making it more difficult to close the face at impact. Players who typically push putts may benefit from adding heavier weights to the heel side of the putter, making it easier to close the face.

Battle Ready II Darkness Putters support four hosel configurations to suit any stroke – plumber’s neck, double bend, heel-shafted, and armlock. Select models also offer a center-shafted option.

The overall system – S COR Technology, ultra-thin face, Pyramid Face Pattern Technology, Precision Weighting Technology, and hosel option – reduces skid distance and creates optimal roll performance so golfers can achieve more consistency on the green.

Additional customization is available with PXG’s collection of putter grips that accommodate various putting preferences and styles. The grips feature a polyurethane wrap around an injection-molded lightweight ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) foam core. The polyurethane wrap has an “X” pattern that improves texture and feel. The PXG Pistol Series, which includes three styles, varies the shape and profile while keeping a similar overall weight and size. The PXG Straight Series offers four styles with a consistent shape but varying overall weight and size.

Putter shaft upgrades are also available to complement the new series. Putters can be paired with either the two-tone or new, all-black PXG M16®Putter Shaft, which features an innovative multi-material composition, including a high modulus carbon fiber upper section and a steel lower section. The stability shaft features twenty-two steel wires interlaid down the outer ring of the shaft, each strategically positioned to enhance stiffness. The inner-most area is filled with a high modulus, 60T carbon fiber, stiffer than the standard modulus of 24T. Two rubber sheets sit sandwiched between the steel wires and carbon fiber. Unlike typical steel putter shafts, this unique composition helps to deliver more stiffness and stability while maintaining a soft yet solid feel.

Visit PXG Golf HERE

Sun Mountain Rolls Out First-of-its-Kind Adjustable Three-Wheel Golf Push Cart

MISSOULA, MT – Sun Mountain continues to be the innovator of the golf push cart market with the introduction of the new Ridgeline3 three-wheel push cart. Unique to Ridgeline3 is a patent-pending adjustable upper bag bracket that slides up and down to accommodate different size golf bags, from junior to adult. Importantly, Ridgeline3 is easy and intuitive to fold and unfold in two simple steps. Convenience features will be appreciated like an accessory tray and an assortment of add-on accessories.

“We’re seeing a lot more push cart usage across all age groups,” said Sun Mountain President and Chief Brand Officer, Grant Knudson. “Ridgeline3 offers a push cart that accommodates all of the different sizes and shapes of golf bags. So, it can grow with the junior golfer, be used by multiple members of the same household, and make a great addition to a course’s rental fleet.”

Uniquely, Ridgeline3 features patent-pending Vertical Fit Technology that allows the upper bag bracket to slide up and down to accommodate different height golf bags, from junior to adult. The adjustable strap on the upper bag bracket allows further custom fitting for a range of golf bag shapes and sizes from stand bags to cart bags.

Ridgeline3 consists of a lightweight and sturdy aluminum frame that folds and unfolds in two easy steps. The folded size of Ridgeline3 is small at 26” x 15” x 16.5” and the cart weighs only 18 lbs. Ridgeline3 includes high impact wheels for unmatched durability, stainless steel bearings for EZ-Glyde rolling, anti-tip technology for unrivaled stability, and an easy access brake lever.

Standard accessories on the Ridgeline3 golf push cart include an accessory tray to hold a phone, extra balls, tees, scorecard and more, a mesh tray for head covers or a jacket, drink holder, umbrella holder and umbrella mount. Optional add-on accessories include sand/seed mix bottle, cooler, rangefinder holder, seat and many more.

Ridgeline3 is available in a wide variety of colors including white, black, silver, sand/hunter, sport blue and candy pink.

Visit Sun Mountain Golf HERE

Saint John’s Resort Opens New Cardinal Golf Course and Little Cardinal Short Course

Plymouth, MISaint John’s Resort, Metro Detroit’s leading resort, hotel, and conference center destination, will open its new Raymond Hearn-designed 18-hole championship golf course, The Cardinal, to the public on June 22. In addition, the resort will also debut its Little Cardinal Par 3 short course, Cardinal Putting Course, and Doyles Irish Pub, which will create the ultimate golf entertainment complex. The project is the region’s first high-end public golf development in over 20 years and part of a $50 million resort transformation that began in 2021 under the property’s ownership group, the non-profit Pulte Family Charitable Foundation.

Detroit’s first high-end public golf facility in more than 20 years.

The Cardinal at Saint John’s Resort stretches across 200 acres of rolling land. The original 27 holes were removed entirely to create the new golf course. The Cardinal presents an original experience with no two holes that look or play alike, having been routed in all directions to factor in elevation, wind, terrain, and scenic beauty for optimal strategic shot values. The course also takes full advantage of the flow of the land and the beautiful 100-year-old trees that were saved during the project and now frame many of the holes, providing a classic design aesthetic from the golden age of golf course architecture. Several holes also feature classic Golden Age green contours and bunkering.

Metro-Detroit’s First Par 3 Short Course and Putting Course Open

The Little Cardinal and Cardinal Putting Course is the region’s first-of-its-kind seven-hole short course and two-acre putting course. Saint John’s Resort joins top golf destinations like Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst, Streamsong, and Sand Valley, which offer these exciting golfing amenities.

Also designed by Hearn, The Little Cardinal course is set among 7.5 acres of rolling hills in a beautiful parkland setting, giving golfers a variety of fun, short shots into some inspired green complexes. The holes, ranging from 44 yards to 112 yards with names like Punchbowl, Volcano, and Postage, provide a unique experience for all ages and abilities. To make the game easier for golfers, the course has incorporated innovative synthetic turf tee boxes with a shock-absorbing rubber foundation replicating natural grass tees and providing a more forgiving surface to hit shots.

The Cardinal Putting Course is a two-acre 18-hole putting course packed with endless fun and challenge. The course, which was inspired by the Himalayas Putting Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, features a variety of exciting humps and swales, although not as extreme as the original. The 18 holes can also be set up in four different versions. This fun golf gathering space includes food and beverage, built-in music, and scheduled live music events.

The multi-purpose golf entertainment venue, which wraps around the resort’s driving range and top national golf retailer, Carl’s Golfland, will also feature the new Doyles Irish Pub, an authentic two-story Irish pub restaurant and gathering place that will be the perfect place for a pre-or post-round meal or drink.

A one-of-a-kind innovative membership that will grow the game.

The new Shorty Club Membership offers a unique opportunity to experience The Little Cardinal and Cardinal Putting Course golf attractions with no green fees, advanced bookings, and special rates for The Cardinal. This new membership will offer families and youth players an accessible and enjoyable way to engage with golf, spend time together, and become part of a community where golf is a shared passion.

A Variety of Golf Packages to Experience

Saint John’s Resort will offer various golf package experiences for foursomes, couples, groups, families, and corporate outing events. Stay-and-play packages will include resort credit to Doyles Irish Pub and FIVE Steakhouse, reduced fees on Little Cardinal, and unlimited access to The Cardinal Putting Course. Families will have a unique and fun golf package opportunity to experience the Little Cardinal with unlimited use of the Cardinal Putting Course. Groups of 8 or more will receive welcome drinks at Doyles Irish Pub, group golf instruction, and golf on both Cardinal and Limited Cardinal with unlimited access to the Cardinal Putting Course.

Visit St. John’s Resort HERE

SuperStroke Announces Marvel Super Heroes Grip Collection

WIXOM, MI – SuperStroke, the No. 1 Putter Grip in golf and the leader in innovative Tour-proven golf grip technology, proudly introduces the newest additions to its product line with officially-licensed Marvel Super Hero putter grips featuring Hulk, Iron Man and Spider-Man.

With boldly colored graphics featuring three of Marvel’s most enduring and popular Super Heroes, these new grips are sure to bring an added thrill for golfers of any age. Each grip, a SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 2.0 model, showcases the featured Super Hero’s signature colors, such as Iron Man-inspired red and gold, Spider-Man-inspired blue and red and Hulk-inspired green. Each grip comes with a matching ball marker highlighting the accompanying character.

“Who wouldn’t want to feel like a Super Hero every time they putt? With SuperStroke’s new Marvel grips, you can add a touch of confidence, performance and playful style to your game,” says SuperStroke CEO Dean Dingman. “We’re proud to introduce this Marvel collection of Zenergy Tour 2.0 putter grips to appeal to golfers of any age, who are fans of Hulk, Iron Man and Spider-Man.”

Each Marvel Super Hero putter grip is available in the Tour 2.0 design. The Tour 2.0 putter grip embraces SuperStroke’s classic and highly sought-after putter grip profile. The Tour Series parallel design offers a consistent lower hand profile to reduce grip pressure, ensuring a steady putter head path for a more reliable and uniform stroke.

SuperStroke’s putter grip line is a product of relentless innovation, fueled by feedback from more than 600 tour pros. From signature shapes and sizes to cutting-edge materials, SuperStroke delivers unprecedented features into every putter grip while connecting golfer and putter like no other product on the market.

Visit SuperStroke Golf HERE

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