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Golf News – June 7, 2017

Miura Golf Debuts CB 2008 Irons For All Skill Levels

HIMEJI, JAPAN — Miura Golf has introduced its new CB 2008 irons, which dispel the notion that forged irons are only for better players. “The CB 2008 epitomizes how advancements in technology can be delivered to golfers of all skill levels,” says Bill Holowaty, COO of Miura Golf. “The midsize clubhead combines a soft carbon forged face and neck with a composite, pocket cavityback. This design allows for a wider sole, lower center of gravity, larger sweet spot and more forgiveness. Meaning that regardless of your ability, a Miura forged iron is waiting for you.”

CB 2008
The CB 2008 begins with a single billet of soft carbon steel. The mid-sized head is the first composite body iron produced exclusively at Miura’s Himeji, Japan factory. Technological advancements have enabled the factory to integrate a forged face (just 4mm thick) with a SUS composite pocket cavityback. The result is an iron that delivers a performance previously unseen in any Miura iron.

The evolution of the sweet spot power bridge is integral to this process. In the 5-through-8-iron, this unique design allows the pocket cavity to perform consistently throughout the entire set while delivering the renowned Miura feel. The 9-iron and PW are one-piece forged. The CB 2008 boasts a deeper center of gravity, adding a level of forgiveness that will appeal to all golfers — regardless of playing index or experience. Enhancing the playability is Miura’s widest iron sole ever — it’s 20mm in the 7-iron, for example — allowing for more solid contact on shots from all types of lies and conditions.

“The most important aspect of the design and development process is delivering the feel and performance that have long been the DNA of Miura forged irons,” says Holowaty. “Golfers are going to love the CB 2008.”

Each iron carries a $339 MAP price.

Oxford Introduces New Men’s Sportswear Collection for Fall 2017

Born from a legacy of quality, value and performance, Oxford is redefining what men’s sportswear is about. Inspired by the exceptional players in sport and in business who always bet on themselves, Oxford is for the man that takes the reins to make his own luck through hard work and dedication. This inspiring message is represented through the brand’s horseshoe logo and its tagline of “Make Today Lucky.”

For Fall 2017, one of the biggest trends in sportswear today is the integration of technical fabrics. Thanks to its rich history in the golf and lifestyle spaces, Oxford men’s sportswear collection finds itself uniquely positioned to deliver contemporary apparel and footwear with cutting edge technologies to this evolving market. The reimagined Oxford collection bridges the gap between performance and lifestyle apparel.

Shirts and Polos: Oxford offers a sophisticated, yet casual collection of cotton and performance shirts that work as hard as the man wearing them, but transition from the boardroom to a casual night on the town with ease. Luxurious cotton shirts in button down and spread collar styles are available in a variety of checks and plaids. Oxford’s performance sport shirts are made from an exclusive blend of nylon and spandex, a soft proprietary fabric that is cool to the touch, quick drying, breathable and wrinkle resistant.

Oxford is bringing its highly popular drirelease® polos to the lifestyle market. The exclusive blend of cotton and drirelease® polyester dries four times faster than cotton, controls odors, wicks moisture and has the soft feel of cotton. Other high-performance polos have superior moisture management qualities and a UPF 50+ rating for maximum sun protection.

Sweaters and Outerwear: Oxford showcases its sartorial strength with a collection of refined knitwear and outerwear pieces in natural cotton and Merino wool and some of which are even mixed with technical fibers. The Forest Wool Cardigan features COOLMAX® fibers fused with Merino wool to deliver warmth in cool conditions and breathability and moisture management on warmer days. The Ponce Shawl Collar Pullover is made from a blend of French terry and Spandex. Crewneck, V-neck, quarter-zip and button-placket styles complete the offering of easy to wear sweaters with technical features and high fashion appeal. The sporty Ottley Quilted Vest and Linden Quilted Pullover provide versatility and work in harmony with the other pieces in the collection.

Pants: Rounding out Oxford’s collection are three types of trousers. TheHighland Chino, a flat front pant in cotton stretch and the Baker, a five pocket style, are both finished with an enzyme wash for a soft, luxurious feel. The updated classic fit offers a modern silhouette to appeal to a wide range of body types and style preferences. The Windsor Performance Pant features a four-way polyester/Spandex stretch fabric designed to effortlessly move throughout the day. The gripper waistband even stretches to provide an extra layer of comfort, for golf or everyday wear.

Shoes: To complement the sportswear collection, Oxford offers a line of driving shoes and loafers that will complete any outfit in style. Made from a soft and supple leather, these shoes can easily be dressed up or down for nearly any occasion. Joining these classic designs is a more casual chukka boot that can be paired with more laidback looks.

The Oxford Fall 2017 collection of apparel and accessories is available on, the brand’s newly designed lifestyle website which launched on June 1st. Oxford will also be available at fine men’s specialty stores, golf resorts and pro shops across the country.

Fujikura Introduces ATMOS Tour Spec

U.S. Open Limited Edition

Limited Edition shaft will support The Folds of Honor

Vista, Calif.  (June 5, 2017) – Fujikura, the leader in performance golf shafts, is unveiling a limited edition ATMOS Tour Spec U.S. Open shaft in support of the Folds of Honor.

Fujikura has been supporting the Folds of Honor for over three years. Since partnering with The Folds, Fujikura has helped fund four full scholarships with proceeds being presented each year at the PGA Merchandise Show. Fujikura is the exclusive golf shaft manufacturer to support the Folds of Honor.

“I met Major Dan Rooney back in 2012 and he shared his inspirational story that led to the formation of the Folds of Honor Foundation,” said Dave Schnider, President, Fujikura Composites America. “I was really moved to get us involved as the Folds used golf as a way to give back to families of fallen service members.” Schnider added, “We have been committed to supporting the Folds of Honor Foundation ever since and we look forward to increasing our level of support year over year. We at Fujikura Composites America are patriots and are proud to support such a great foundation.”

For the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills, Fujikura is offering 117 shafts of the Blue launch profile in each of the 60g and 70g weight categories, for a total of 234. The Blue launch profile is the mid launching profile of the three ATMOS Tour Spec options. Each shaft is laser etched “Limited Edition” and individually numbered. These limited-edition shafts are painted our special “Tour Spec White” and have an all new patriotic graphic with a red and blue metallic flake pattern.

Only 234 total will be made and only available through select charter dealers with an MSRP of $325. Proceeds from sales will benefit a scholarship donated to the Folds of Honor.

For more information and a list of charter dealers with product availability, visit

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