Golf News – June 22, 2022


Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges – Pure Spin in its Rawest Form

CARLSBAD, CA – Jaws Raw brings raw scoring performance to your wedge game. Legendary wedge designer Roger Cleveland has created a new line that combines artistry and craftsmanship with cutting edge innovation.

Jaws Raw features the most aggressive grooves in golf, now with a raw face that promotes maximum spin. For the first time ever, Callaway is bringing tungsten technology to a wedge for a weight balanced club that offers both feel and control.

These new technologies are balanced with the craftsmanship honed from Roger’s 40+ years of designing some of the most sought-after wedges in golf. This includes the all-new “Z Grind” that Roger developed as a more forgiving shot maker’s wedge. It’s one of four updated grinds available in the new line, which includes 17 loft/bounce combinations and two stunning finishes. The new Jaws Raw provides innovation and performance in its rawest form.

Features and Benefits
Total Spin Machine – We’re taking spin and control to new levels by leveraging:

  • Razor sharp grooves, with a 37° wall angle to elevate the groove-edge sharpness.
    From 80 yards and in, these grooves promote a controlled “one hop and stop” trajectory.
  • New raw face. We’ve removed the plating on the face which allows for rusting over time in the scoring zone, while maintaining the premium look throughout the rest of the clubhead. Removing the plating enables a more direct connection between the ball and the face at impact.
  • Offset Groove-in-Groove Technology. Positioning the milled micro-grooves at a 20° angle promotes added spin on chips, pitches, and lob shots.
  • A muted toe pad on the face reduces glare at address.

New Weight Balanced Design for Enhanced Feel and Improved Scoring Performance
The Pitch, Gap, Sand, and Lob Wedges have been meticulously crafted to enhance their specific performance benefits. Tungsten is in a Callaway wedge for the first time ever, on the sand and lob wedges, to center the CG position for control and feel. Variable length hosels are engineered to control trajectory while enhancing forgiveness.

Versatility and Shot Making with 17 Loft / Bounce Options Per Finish
The all-new Z grind is a more forgiving low bounce option, with an aggressive leading-edge chamfer that improves turf interaction. This chamfer acts as a “skid plate” to help reduce digging on chip and pitch shots. All sand and lob wedge grinds also feature a leading-edge chamfer that is designed to reduce digging.

Along with the all-new Z grind, the comprehensive Jaws Raw lineup includes our standard S, wide sole W, and high bounce X grind, providing 17 loft and bounce combinations per finish.

There’s a wedge to fit every type of player in this extensive lineup. In designing the Jaws Raw, legendary wedge maker Roger Cleveland has created a classic design, with a straighter leading edge and a smooth hosel connection that removes any notch near the heel. This is feedback straight from the Tour, so golfers everywhere can enjoy Tour- level wedge performance.

Premium Components and Finishes
Available in Raw Face Chrome and an un-plated Raw Black Plasma. Stock shaft options include
True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner 115g (steel) and Project X Catalyst 80g (graphite), paired with the stock Lamkin UTx Charcoal Grip.
*Women’s stock shaft option is available in UST Recoil (graphite) with Lamkin’s Women’s Comfort grip.

Callaway Customs Options
Jaws Raw features expanded Callaway Customs options with several color zones, and up to 13 color options to choose from. Medallions, emojis and a variety of stamping options are available to create your own personalized wedge.

Visit Callaway Golf HERE

Skechers Elite Athlete Matt Fitzpatrick Wins U.S. Open

LOS ANGELES, CA – Elite golfer and rising star Matt Fitzpatrick earned his first career Majors victory—and the first since becoming a brand ambassador for Skechers—at the 122nd U.S. Open® on Sunday. Competing in Skechers GO GOLF Pro 5 Hyper™, Fitzpatrick won by a single stroke and finished 6 under par against a challenging field of competitors. He’s the second player in history, Jack Nicklaus being the first at Pebble Beach, to win the U.S. Amateur (2013) and U.S. Open at the same venue, The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

“It came down to the end on Sunday and winning my first major has been a lifelong goal, so for it to happen on this course where I won the U.S. Amateur, there’s just so much emotion,” said Matt Fitzpatrick. “The weather was a big challenge, but I was able to stay focused, thanks to the comfort and performance of Skechers working well for me on the course.”

After a successful amateur career, Fitzpatrick turned pro at the age of 19. The English native earned his first professional victory in 2015 at the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. The next year, he was selected for the Ryder Cup European team and went on to win the 2016 DP World Tour Championship. Since his professional debut, Fitzpatrick has achieved seven wins on the European Tour, most recently winning the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters at Real Club Valderrama. He is currently ranked #10 in the World Golf Rankings.

Earlier this year, Fitzpatrick joined the roster of Skechers golf pros currently including Brooke Henderson, Colin Montgomerie, and Billy Andrade who all wear Skechers GO GOLF on tour. Former quarterback and broadcaster Tony Romo is also an ambassador for the brand’s golf footwear and appears in GO GOLF marketing campaigns.

Known for its lightweight, high-quality, stable and comfortable designs, Skechers GO GOLF has achieved prominence within the golf category alongside the brand’s award-winning running, walking and training collections. Select styles from The Comfort Technology Company™ include signature innovations like Skechers Arch Fit®, ULTRA GO® and Hyper Burst® cushioning, along with other key features. Skechers GO GOLF footwear is available at Skechers retail stores and skechers.com as well as select retail partners, including specialty golf pro shops.

Visit Sketchers Golf HERE

New Galvin Green Shirt Collection Builds on Top-Selling Lines

VÄXJÖ, SWEDEN – The Part Two shirt collection launched this month by leading high-performance apparel brand Galvin Green builds on the brand’s top-selling Part One range that has captured the imagination of golfers looking for stylish, breathable garments that minimise impact on the environment.

Designed to help serious golfers reach their peak and stay protected in the warmer temperatures, the new collection incorporates a series of eye-catching pyramid designs chosen to challenge traditional golfing conceptions. The collection boasts 11 bold designs in a variety of striking colours, including the combination Blue bell/Black, to keep golfers looking sharp for the ultimate GameDay experience.

Winner of the prestigious 2021 Sports Technology Award for Sustainability, Galvin Green has further enhanced its green credentials with the Part Two collection boasting a greater depth of sustainable garments than any other on the market, thanks to the significant use of innovative Bluesign® approved fabrics and materials certified by OEKO-TEX Standard 100.

Among the leading VENTIL8™ PLUS shirts to incorporate the new pyramid pattern design is the stylish and highly breathable MAKAI. Available in three modern colourways, it features a tailored collar and open sleeve ends for extra comfort. Both the MARLOW and MERCER styles feature subtle textured designs in a wide variety of colours, with the MARLOW incorporating contrasting collar and cuff detailing for a stand-out look. A solid colour panel style features prominently on the MAPPING and MARTIN shirts.

Providing women golfers with the opportunity for bold pairings thanks to the new Holly Green colourway, the MIREYA VENTIL8™ PLUS polo made from breathable Quickdry fabric can be blended perfectly with any fashionable skort or shorts in Navy or White for the ultimate outfit. Available in three colourways, the MIREYA is soft and comfortable, while offering UV protection 20+ common to all shirts in the range.

The contemporary patterned RUBEN polo shirt constructed from Quickdry fabric rounds out the junior collection, offering younger golfers the perfect GameDay fit.

The full Part Two range from Galvin Green will be available in the on-line store in August, offering serious golfers the widest range of high-performance sustainable garments on the market to help them reach their peak.

Visit Galvin Green HERE

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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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