Golf News – March 17, 2016

FJ_57252_04FJ Introduces Luxurious New VersaLuxe™ Category

FJ, the #1 Shoe in Golf, unveils the new VersaLuxe footwear category, the embodiment of versatility and loaded with high-end luxurious materials and details.

Veraluxe shoes were designed to provide luxurious comfort on and off the golf course by utilizing golf’s finest leathers, stunning details and a fashionable yet versatile spikeless outsole.

From the rich, super-soft premium SuppleLuxe™ leather by Pittards® of England and fine-grade stitching to the cork covered fit-bed and suede inner heel pocket, every detail has been meticulously considered in order to deliver a shoe that is the pinnacle of style, comfort and craftsmanship.

“For this assignment, our design team was challenged with creating a shoe that featured the ‘best-of the-best” so a player could experience luxurious looks and feel on and off the golf course,” said Doug Robinson.

“Our inspiration here was that timeless, super soft, supple leather chair that fits you perfectly after years of wear. These shoes were created with a similar commitment to exquisite materials, superb craftsmanship and the highest quality.”

“We want this shoe to be something you look forward to wearing for years as it molds to your foot over time and becomes more comfortable with every wear.”

Features and Benefits

  • Premium super soft SuppleLuxe waterproof leather by Pittards of England
  • Suede inner-heel pocket, no slip comfort fit
  • Full leather linings for mold-to-feet custom fit
  • Genuine cork-covered soft, ultra-comfortable fit-bed
  • Versatile spikeless outsole
  • New Lane last features a rounded toe character, full fit across the forefoot allows toes to spread and grip.
  • Contrasting and Tonal lace options included
  • 2 year waterproof warranty

Available: March 15, 2016

Pricing: $200 MSRP

Colors: Off White, Antique Grey, Brown, Black

XR16-SubZeroNew XR 16 Sub Zero Driver Announced

Callaway Golf has officially announced its new XR 16 Sub Zero Driver, which will be available on April 15. Golfers can custom order the driver at retail locations or online at Callawaygolf.com.

The XR 16 Sub Zero represents the lowest Center of Gravity we’ve ever engineered in a driver.  This means players with high swing speeds that generate a lot of spin can use the extremely low spin Sub Zero to drive the ball even farther. We used a new proprietary Carbon Triax Crown that’s our lightest carbon crown ever to redistribute weight below the neutral axis.

Then we added two interchangeable weights in the head (10g and 2g) to fine tune the launch and spin you need to maximize distance. You can move the heavy weight forward for the lowest spinning, flattest trajectory or move the heavy weight back to promote a slightly higher trajectory and more forgiveness.  And you can choose from 20 premium, no upcharge shafts to fit your swing speed. This driver has also been proven on Tour this year by players like Phil Mickelson.

Extremely Low Spin For Exceptional Distance

The Sub Zero has a CG that’s below the neutral axis, and it’s the lowest CG we’ve ever had in a Callaway Driver. We’ve done this by using a new Carbon Triax Crown that’s our lightest carbon crown ever. If you’re a higher swing speed player that can take advantage of lower spin with a deep face design, you’ll be picking up more distance.

Fine Tune Your Trajectory

There are two interchangeable weights in the head (2g and 10g). You can place the weights in the forward or rearward position to help control the trajectory and the shot shape you want to play. The distance from this driver is great, and when you combine that with the workability, you can take on any tee shot.

20 No Upcharge Shafts

We’ve got 20 premium aftermarket shafts for you to choose from. We know that one of them will be a perfect fit for your swing speed and tempo.

The driver is available in a 9.5* loft, and it’s priced at $499.99.

2154882Kentwool Expands Offering With Performance Socks Designed For Junior Golfers

“World’s best golf sock” now available in sizes fit for golf’s next generation

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Just in time for the unofficial start of golf season throughout the United States, KENTWOOL, maker of the “World’s Best Golf Sock,” announced today that it is expanding its product offering with a new line of socks intended to serve junior golfers. The new KENTWOOL Junior Champion Collection builds off the company’s popular Men’s and Women’s Tour Profile and Tour Standard sock designs, to offer kids unrivaled comfort and performance on-and-off the course.

The Junior Champion Collection is available in 8 different color-way options across 2 different styles (Junior Champion Series and Stripe Series) to meet the varied fashion and comfort preferences of male and female junior golfers. The Junior Champion Series within the collection offers 2 ped style socks in different hues for four different pairing options (Lime and Blue, Blue and Natural, Purple and Pink, and Lime and Pink). In the Stripe Series, KENTWOOL offers different shades in a crew style offering 4 different pairings (Pink/Green and Navy/Pink, Pink/Green and Black/Purple, Black/Green and Orange/Navy, and Black/Red and Navy/Light Blue).

“We all want to give our kids the best, so why do we sacrifice that standard when it comes to their feet,” asked Dan Murphy, president at KENTWOOL? “Foot health later in life can be impacted by proper care of feet during childhood. Providing excellent cushioning with natural moisture-wicking performance when kids are playing junior golf or when they are just having fun and being active in a number of other ways will serve them well now and later in life. Not to mention, the odor-resistance attributes make washing socks a much more enjoyable experience for us parents.”

Like their adult counterparts, KENTWOOL’s Junior Champion socks are constructed from a proprietary blend of Super Fine Merino Wool and other natural and high-tech performance fibers. Each pair is infused with an innovative WINDspun technology to deliver unparalleled comfort, and is designed to reduce friction, abrasion and improve foot health. In fact, KENTWOOL is so confident in the comfort of its socks, the company offers its famous lifetime “Blister-Free Guarantee” with the purchase of every pair.

The new KENTWOOL Junior Champion Collection is available now through kentwool.com/collections/kids-socks and at select retail locations. KENTWOOL Junior Champion Collection socks are offered in packs of 2 pair for a suggested retail price of $30.

Since 2008, KENTWOOL has been manufacturing the “World’s Best Golf Sock.” Drawing on over 150 years of mastery in wool manufacturing, KENTWOOL has leveraged the attributes of the natural “smart” fiber for unmatched comfort and performance in the sock category. For more information on the KENTWOOL brand, visit kentwool.com.

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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  1. Margo Clark

    Appreciate the reviews of ladies’ clubs.

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