Golf News – June 4, 2021

PXG’s Sexy, All-New Battle Ready Putters Inspire Confidence On The Green

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PXG, the global golf research and development powerhouse, has debuted its latest high-performance putters – the PXG Battle Ready Blackbird™ and Battle Ready Gunboat®. Part of the company’s iconic Battle Ready™ Putter lineup, the all-new Blackbird and Gunboat, are 100 percent milled and fully optimized for maximum stability and consistency.

Named for the long-range, strategic reconnaissance aircraft, the Battle Ready Blackbird Putter is a brand new addition to PXG’s celebrated Battle Ready series. A high moment-of-inertia (MOI) mallet-style putter, the Blackbird features a bi-material construction that integrates an aerospace-grade aluminum body with high-density tungsten. This putter features the deepest center-of-gravity (CG) location, approximately 0.200” further back than in the similar-sized Blackjack, One & Done, and Gunboat Putters, for unmatched stability on every stroke. Bold alignment features, including arrow-like and symmetrical geometries, work to promote killer accuracy and precision at any distance.

A PXG classic and the most forgiving putter in the Battle Ready Putter lineup, the Battle Ready Gunboat has been re-engineered and fully optimized to boost MOI and build confidence on the green. This mallet-style putter presents an updated bi-material body construction and refined face pattern to create an ideal CG position for outstanding stability. A bold, extra-wide sightline helps golfers lock in on the cup and drain more putts.

Both models feature PXG’s innovative patented Pyramid Face Pattern. This game-changing design has been optimized to help improve mishit performance and ensure consistency in significant factors that affect ball speed, launch, spin, and roll for exceptional distance control.

With four different hosel configurations to select from – Plumber’s Neck, Double Bend, Heel Shafted, and Armlock – each of the new Battle Ready Putters takes personalized performance to the extreme. Precision Weighting Technology supports further fine-tuning, and in conjunction with the chosen hosel configuration, influences the overall clubhead mass.

With the release of the Blackbird and Gunboat Putters, the Battle Ready Putter lineup is now available with options to help any golfer finish strong. The full lineup includes:

  • Battle Ready mallet-style putters: BlackbirdTM, Gunboat®, Bat Attack®, One & Done®, Blackjack®
  • Battle Ready blade-style putters: Brandon®, Spitfire®, Closer®, Mustang®

All PXG Battle Ready Putters feature PXG’s iconic Darkness® Insignia – a skull with the number 26 – a nod to Parsons’ service with the 26th Marine Corps Regiment during the Vietnam War.

Built to spec, the entire Battle Ready Putter lineup is now available and is being offered to everyone at our special Heroes Price of $275 a club for the month of June.

Visit PXG Golf HERE

Destination Kohler Opens The Baths of Blackwolf Run

KOHLER, WI – Destination Kohler – one of the world’s foremost golf resorts and home to four Pete Dye championship courses–unveils The Baths of Blackwolf Run, the resort’s unique and entertaining 10-hole, par-3 course.

Spread across 27 acres between the first and 11th holes of  Meadow Valleys, The Baths of Blackwolf Run offers holes ranging from 60 to 160 yards and four strategic water features, or “Baths,” situated throughout that are not forced carries unless desired. Although the course will play as a 10-hole course, The Baths’ imaginative routing allows for flexible alternatives for shorter or longer golf experiences.

Adding to the atmosphere, The Baths features a two-acre putting course, plus a log cabin food-and-beverage station with outdoor seating and a firepit surrounding the opening Bath.

Chris Lutzke and Herb Kohler designed the Baths. Lutzke spent over 30 years working alongside Pete Dye as he constructed many of his courses, including the two at Whistling Straits. Over the past three years, Lutzke prepared The Straits  for the Ryder Cup, which will be contested Sept. 21-26, 2021.

Mr. Kohler, Executive Chairman of Kohler Co., has over 200 product design patents. He helped bring the course to life by calling upon his many years playing the game’s great courses in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. He also recognized a larger trend occurring within the sport of creating short layouts that promote more enjoyment for golfers of all skill levels.

Kohler Golf ushered in championship golf in the state of Wisconsin when it hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run, along with the 2004, 2010, and 2015 PGA Championships at Whistling Straits.

The historic American Club is the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort hotel. The nearby boutique Inn on Woodlake  recently launched new two- and four-bedroom suites that are well-appointed for group and buddy travel.

Visit Destination Kohler HERE

New-Look Shot Scope G3 GPS Golf Watch Marries Performance with Style at Best-in-Class Pricing

Edinburgh, Scotland – Shot Scope (www.shotscope.com), a leading international manufacturer of GPS-based game management systems and laser rangefinders, and a Preferred Retail Partner of Troon, today introduced a new-look to one of its popular GPS Smart Golf Watches. The G3, which is sold at a best-in-class price of $159.99, is now available in four stylish, interchangeable color bands, including: Classic Black, Gray, Teal and Red.

“Shot Scope GPS watches and rangefinders continue to enjoy mass appeal among golfers around the world thanks to our unmatched GPS and game management technology, combined with unbeatable pricing,” said David Hunter, CEO, Shot Scope. “We also know that golfers love their style, especially in the GPS watch category, so we have taken G3 model, which is in high demand right now and introduced changeable color bands to give players a variety of choices when they play.”

The Shot Scope G3 Golf Watch, which features a 10+ hour battery life (2+ rounds), is one of the lightest and smallest GPS watches on the market, offering everything a golfer needs and more. This includes dynamic front, middle and back green distances, and front & carry distance for every hazard, that are easily accessible right from the golfer’s wrist and translates to instant strategy on every hole. With over 36,000 pre-loaded courses worldwide the G3 is there wherever a golfer plays, while all Shot Scope GPS watches come with free course mapping and lifetime updates.

Visit Shot Scope HERE

New Arm Lock 2-Ball Ten Putters + Supersoft Play Yellow Balls Announced

CARLSBAD, CA – Today we are excited to officially announce new Odyssey Arm Lock 2-Ball Ten Putters and Callaway Supersoft Play Yellow Golf Balls. Attached you will find dedicated media materials including product summary sheets and imagery.

Odyssey Arm Lock 2-Ball Ten Putters
Arm Lock is the hottest alternative putting method on Tour, and we’re providing all of these performance benefits along with our 2-Ball Ten shape. The elongated shaft and 7 degrees of loft allow the shaft to rest against the inside of the golfer’s left arm without anchoring to your body. The sole of these Arm Lock putters is designed with adjustable weight screws to enhance stability for a more consistent stroke, and this new line is available in 40” and 42” lengths.

Supersoft Play Yellow
For every dozen of these golf balls sold, Callaway is proud to donate $1 to the Play Yellow Campaign benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Supersoft features a new Hybrid Cover made with a PARALOID™ Impact Modifier from Dow, for a dynamic design that promotes long distance, exceptional spin, outstanding feel, and short game control. Our Soft Compression Core maximizes energy transfer to increase ball speeds, while also promoting high launch and low spin in your longer clubs for more distance. To complete this performance package, our HEX Aerodynamics pattern reduces drag for enhanced launch and optimized trajectory.

Visit Callaway Golf HERE

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