Golf News – March 16, 2021

Garmin Expands Its Approach® With a New Lineup of GPS Devices to Help Golfers Improve Their Game

OLATHE, KS – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced new additions to its popular Approach series of GPS golf products – the Approach S42 smartwatch, the Approach S12 watch, and the Approach G12 GPS rangefinder – all with more than 42,000 preloaded courses so golfers can walk onto any tee box with confidence. Across the board, the new Approach lineup offers exemplary battery life and supports connectivity with Garmin’s very own club tracking sensor and the Garmin golf app which makes it easier than ever to upload scorecards, review performance stats and much more.

  • With the Approach S42, golf with style and rely on smartwatch capabilities to easily transition on and off the course.
  • Avid players can rely on the easy-to-use Approach S12 and focus on a practical golf watch solution designed to obtain key yardages to the green, hazards, doglegs and more.
  • And with the Approach G12, players can glance at golf data – like distances to the green — from a compact GPS rangefinder that clips on to their pocket or golf bag.

Three of a kind
The Approach S42, Approach S12, and Approach G12 share a host of features to benefit golfers of every skill level:

  • Link with the Garmin Golf™ app to participate in weekly leaderboards, tournaments, review live scoring, strokes gained analysis, automatic scorecard uploads and much more.
  • Pair with the optional Approach CT10 club sensors for automatic club tracking to see how far players hit each club.
  • Gain precise yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green, hazards, doglegs, layups and more, thanks to a built-in high sensitivity GPS that zeroes in on a player’s location.   
  • Use the Green View feature to see each green’s true shape and to move the pin for better yardage accuracy, regardless of where a golfer is on the course.

Golf with style
The lightweight Approach S42 offers an easy-to-read 1.2-inch color touchscreen display with a sleek design that easily transitions from a daily timepiece to a comprehensive golf watch. Once on the course, golfers can rely on a loaded feature set that includes the AutoShot round analyzer to track and auto-record shot distances.  Golfers can wear the smartwatch in and out of the golf course and peruse smart notifications and activity-tracking features that include steps, sleep, calories, vibration alerts, bands is easy with the Approach S42’s quick release bands. Enjoy more time on the links thanks to the Approach S42’s versatile battery life that lasts up to 15 hours in GPS mode, and up to 10 days in smartwatch mode.

Ready to tee off
Easy-to-use and practical for beginners and seasoned players alike, the Approach S12 includes interchangeable quick release bands and introduces a unique round watch design with a 1.3-inch sunlight-readable high-resolution display. Thanks to the new Big Numbers display mode, Approach S12 makes it easier than ever to read yardage numbers during play. When paired with the Garmin Golf app on a compatible smartphone, the Approach S12 wirelessly updates a player’s most frequently played golf courses for up-to-date course information. Golfers can confidently play round after round thanks to the Approach S12’s internal, rechargeable battery that lasts up to 30 hours in GPS mode.   

Clip and play
Golfers can fine-tune their game with the Approach G12 GPS rangefinder featuring a thin, compact design with a 1.3-inch high-resolution sunlight readable display that lasts up to 30 hours on a single battery charge. Offering all the benefits included in the Approach S12, the versatile Approach G12 GPS rangefinder adds a built-in clip and a lanyard loop to securely attach the device to pockets or golf bags.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for adventurers, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing products that enhance experiences and enrich lives, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday.

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PXG Invites You to Soar Into Spring With Its Spring Summer 2021 Apparel Collection

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PXG is pleased to announce the launch of Spring Summer 2021, a sport-fashion collection designed to move with you seamlessly from any active endeavor through the rest of your day. Inspired by the resilience and strength of our communities over the past year, SS21 features powerful, bold, and modern designs that are highly performative and rooted in PXG’s commitment to delivering the world’s finest equipment and apparel.

Since PXG Apparel’s inception, each collection has grown in size and category offerings with this season showcasing over 80 well-rounded pieces. From elevated loungewear, to performance driven jackets, to perfectly tailored pants, PXG is dedicated to creating clothing that marries fashion and function. With knitting techniques such as jacquard and intarsia, and performance features like UPF protection, ergonomic seams, and snap plaquettes, each piece is meticulously designed to ensure its wearer’s confidence through sleek composition, expert fit, and performance on or off the golf course.

This season, PXG has joined the conversation surrounding sustainable fashion by incorporating recycled yarn created from the recovery and transformation of nylon carpets, fishing nets, and other landfill-bound products. This fabrication is breathable, light, eco-friendly and maintains its commitment to sports performance. PXG has pledged to expand its sustainability efforts for Fall Winter 2021.

A standout feature from the SS21 collection is the PXG Logo taping details that bring an edgy spirit to classic PXG pieces, including cashmere sweaters and traditional A-line sweep skirts. Additionally, expanding on the black and white monochromatic color palette synonymous with PXG Apparel, the custom “Paratrooper Blue” hue was created exclusively for this collection. Inspired by the vivid Arizona skies and their juxtaposition with the landscape, “Paratrooper Blue” is vibrant and hopeful, adding definition and flare to key pieces throughout the collection, inviting wearers to “Soar into Spring.”


Wilson is Excited to Announce the Men’s and Women’s Buckingham Putters.

CHICAGO, IL – The Wilson Staff Infinite putter line includes nine classic head shapes with refined detailing, each featuring counter-balanced technology for a more controlled putting stroke. Inspired by the company’s headquarters in Chicago, each putter is named after a local landmark or neighborhood. The new line features a dark, matte finish to reduce glare and accentuate sight-lines.

The Buckingham putters will include a DOUBLE MILLED FACE – Promotes consistent impact, roll and distance control, COUNTERBALANCED TECHNOLOGY – Moves the balance point closer to the hands for a smoother, more controlled putting stroke and DARK ANTI-GLARE FINISH – New ultra-dark PVD finish to reduce glare and accentuate sight-lines.

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