Golf News – June 9, 2016

MCCP42016_grips_reflectionGolf Pride Grips Are Overwhelming Favorite at 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the leading grip brand used by top collegiate players at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championship. A commanding 94% of players competing at Eugene Country Club – 146 of the 156 players in the field – trusted their games to Golf Pride grips.

Golf Pride’s popular MCC® grips were used by 55 players at the NCAA Men’s Division I Championship. The MCC family offers a unique hybrid performance with rubber in the lower hand for feel and cord in the upper hand that is perfect for negotiating the wet weather often encountered in the Pacific Northwest.  In addition to the MCC, Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet® and Z-Grip® families were the second and third most preferred models in play.

“The NCAA Men’s Championship showcases performance products that elite amateurs trust to perform at their best,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “While Golf Pride consistently has 80% of players on the PGA Tour choosing our grips, without being paid to do so, it’s rewarding to also see the next generation of pros trust our performance grips as they represent their school on the biggest stage of the year.”

To view Golf Pride’s entire line of products played at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Championship visit

16PUMA_Social_Pants_Joggers_Cropped1920x625PUMA Golf – The Autumn Winter 2016 Collection is Available Now

PUMA GOLF’s Autumn Winter 2016 Collection is now available online and at retail, highlighted by fashion-forward, high-performance pieces including the new Performance Golf Joggers that Rickie Fowler has worn on course over the last few months, paired with his IGNITE Hi-Top Golf shoes. The Performance Golf Joggers are designed with breathable, moisture wicking, mechanical stretch fabric, and are available now in Black and Grey at a $95.00 price point.

The new AW’16 collection is the ultimate hybrid of high-end style and high-performance sportswear – incorporating novelty textures, sophisticated prints and technical fabrications that help golfers look stylish on and off course while providing optimum performance no matter the weather conditions. The AW’16 collection features an array of layering pieces that utilize PWRWarm, an innovative technology that retains an individual’s body heat to create a warmer microclimate without the bulk or weight of traditional cold weather fabrics. The strategically placed adaptive materials are engineered to help golfers maintain an optimum body temperature without losing momentum on the course.    

“This collection features a sophisticated and rich color pallet enhanced by technical fabrications to help golfers maintain an optimum body temperature and extreme freedom of movement. While we focus on fit and trend-forward silhouettes, we never compromise on the performance elements of the fabrics, including moisture wicking, quick dry, lightweight warmth, UV protection and waterproofing,” said Kristin Hinze, Head of Apparel for PUMA Golf. “The result is a cohesive collection that is sure to enhance golfers style on and off the course.”  

The Autumn Winter 2016 collection is available now at and in select retailers.


Ogio Golf Release 2016 Special Ops Line To Benefit NS2 Serves

Each product sold helps a new class of veterans train for a new career.

Draper, Utah – The designers at OGIO Golf have outdone themselves with the 2016 Special Ops military collection of golf and travel bags, now available in premium golf and sporting goods shops.

Although they have designed hundreds of adrenaline-driven, fashion forward golf and travel bags throughout the years, the Special Ops line was different. They knew their designs would determine how big a donation NS2 Serves would get as a result of their creativity. And they knew the bigger the donation, the more students the organization could add to their 12-week training course to give veterans the skills needed for a career after their service. Their goal was simple, surpass the $83,000 donation made in 2015.

“NS2 Serves is an incredible organization for a couple of reasons,” said Global Vice President Tom Gocke. “First, their organization has no overhead, everyone involved is a volunteer, so we know the money we donate is not eaten up by administrative costs. Second, after the 12-week course is successfully completed, NS2 Serves works with each graduate to find them placement in full-time positions with a 100% success rate. That’s hard to beat.”

The 2016 Special Ops military collection features a black & grey, vintage stars and stripes theme, resembling the black & grey patch worn by the military’s Special Ops teams. It is an understated, yet patriotic look.

The line includes a cart and stand golf bag, golf club travel cover, a luggage carry-on and a Doppler bag smartly designed for toiletries. And true to OGIO form, each product is packed with special features designed for comfort and performance.

“We are so thankful for organizations like OGIO, who have joined our mission to help veterans successfully transition from military to civilian life,” said Steve Kupcha, executive director of NS2 Serves. “Every dollar they donate and every hour they spend promoting the organization means that we are that much closer to our goal of providing careers for 400 veterans by 2021.”

The Special Ops military collection is available at premium golf and sporting goods stores across the country now through September 30, 2016 or until supply run out. For more information about each product and its features, visit:

2155577Chase54 And Uproot Present The Ultimate Gift Kit For The Ultimate Dad

CHASE54, the evolving apparel brand named for the pursuit of the perfect score in golf, announces it has partnered with Uproot Wines to offer a unique gift option for Father’s Day. The collaboration brings the two brands together to complement and enhance each others’ offerings. A golf polo designed to push the limits on and off the course, matched with a wine created with the same passion and dedication is the ultimate pairing. The “Dress Dad for Nine, Celebrate with Wine” gift package will be offered for a limited time starting on June 8th at Up-root Wines. Now gift recipients can enjoy a glass while sporting one of CHASE54’s most cutting-edge styles – the Merriman.

Merriman Polo + Grenache

Shipping and packaging included
Order by June 15th to receive before Father’s Day
Limited quantity available

“Technology is so important at CHASE54 – attention to detail in each and every piece we design is really important – just like in winemaking. That’s why when we met Uproot, we felt it was a natural alignment – their special details like unique bottle labels and incredible hands-off winemaking process take their product to a whole new level, just like we do in our golf apparel.” says Lulu Faddis, CHASE54’s Chief Designer.

Uproot Wines reimagines winemaking to create something fresh, modern and full of energy. By using the best fruit, people, equipment and process, Uproot is changing the way you experience wine. “Wine is about building connec-tions. It’s more than what’s in the bottle – It’s about the people you’re with, the food you’re enjoying, and the relation-ships you’re creating – it’s a collaborative experience. Golf is very much the same and we felt that same passion im-mediately through the amazing people at CHASE54. We’re excited to offer this unique gift package to great Dads everywhere” says Greg Scheinfeld, Uproot’s Winemaker.

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