Golf News – March 17, 2017

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Big Max Golf Announces Blade Quattro Push Cart Now Available In USA

Groundbreaking four-wheeled cart features flat-fold technology

(TACOMA, WA) – BIG MAX GOLF – the No. 1 golf trolley brand in Europe – is now offering the Blade Quattro push cart, the first in the company catalog to feature four-wheels and flat-fold technology, at select retailers nationwide and online at bigmaxgolf.com.

Highlighted by Golf Digest as one of the “Coolest” items at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show, the Blade Quattro (MSRP $299.99) is the latest evolution of the BIG MAX line. The added stability of four wheels, combines with a lightweight design and the ability to collapse nearly flat for enhanced ease-of-use for storage and transport. The new model quickly and easily opens and closes and can be used with any size of golf bag. It features a High Tech Smart Organizer Panel with an ergonomic scorecard holder.

“Our goal is simply to provide the highest quality push carts on the market and encourage as many golfers as possible to get out and experience the benefits of walking when they play,” says Kelly Walker, CEO of BIG MAX USA. “The Blade Quattro is incredibly easy to use and can be quickly stored in tight spaces, such as the trunk of a car or closet. We’re committed to creating products that make life easier and help people enjoy the game even more.”

Along with the release of a variety of new products in 2017, BIG MAX has also launched an updated social media presence. To follow and interact with the brand please visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

BIG MAX GOLF offers a robust range of premium push carts that includes the award-winning Blade+, the popular IQ+, the long standing Autofold FF, and the innovative Z360 that features a 360 degree rotating front wheel. The company also offers a range of popular accessories that include storage nets, cooler bags, a hand warmer for cold weather play and their successful Aqua Series and Dri Lite stand bag lines currently dominating the European market.

The success and longevity of the BIG MAX GOLF brand is rooted in 20+ years of unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. By seeking to promote healthy habits among walking golfers, BIG MAX GOLF has become a popular push cart brand across the United States. Select items are currently available at popular golf retailers throughout North America and at bigmaxusa.com.

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Exotics CBX Forged irons; a MATERIAL ADVANTAGE

It’s official, the CBX forged player’s irons have arrived!

Batavia, IL (March 16, 2017) – Tour Edge, Golf’s Most Solid Investment, is pleased to officially introduce the Exotics CBX forged irons, a MATERIAL ADVANTAGE in a player’s club. A limited number of the new CBX irons were shown at the PGA Show in Orlando, FL in January and were immediately celebrated for the visual styling and performance. Now ready for a full introduction into the market – the CBX forged irons feature new, softer materials, CNC milled face and cavity for the utmost in stability and forgiveness without sacrificing the feel and workability which is imperative in a player’s iron.

The Exotics CBX irons are triple forged from Japanese S25c Carbon steel delivering a softer feel on every shot and substantial forgiveness in a blade. Tour Edge engineers CNC mill the faces for perfect flatness. The square grooves are also CNC milled for 100 percent USGA compliant grooves. Every groove is computer laser engraved ensuring that every club head will pass USGA inspection. The CBX forged irons give players confidence knowing each club being used is USGA approved.

The cavity in the CBX forged irons is designed for the most advantageous MOI and forgiveness by CNC milling to insure the deepest cavity possible in a player’s iron. “The CNC milling allows us to control the depth precisely ensuring we take as much material out and place it in the flange area for more forgiveness and higher launch,” explained David Glod, President and Founder of Tour Edge Golf.

The CBX forged irons are designed for performance and boast a premium traditional shape with a moderate offset for distance with workability. A dual level flange gives enhanced feel, especially on shots struck low on the face, and good acoustics from a forged cavity.

Projected ship date is April 4, 2017. The CBX forged irons suggested retail pricing: $125 per club stock steel shaft, and $150 per club in Recoil graphite and custom steel shafts. Every Tour Edge club comes with a lifetime warranty and a 30-day play guarantee. Pre-orders can be placed with an authorized dealer.

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18Birdies Brings Live Scoring To Murray Bros. Caddyshack And Monday After The Masters Events

OAKLAND, Calif., Mar. 17, 2017 – Mobile golf technology startup, 18Birdies, has announced that it will be the official scoring partner of both the 2017 Murray Bros. Caddyshack and the Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters charity golf tournaments. Both events will take advantage of the live scoring and live leaderboards that 18Birdies Tournament+ Scoring provides. In addition, family and friends will be able to follow the action live through the 18Birdies’ Gallery feature, which provides a link to live leaderboards for those who aren’t in attendance.

Started in 2001 by actor and comedian, Bill Murray, and his five brothers, this year’s Murray Bros. Caddyshack charity tournament takes place March 22-24 at the King and Bear course in St. Augustine, FL. The annual event was formed with the mission to raise money to provide medical services, educational programs, lifesaving equipment, and fundraising opportunities to better the lives in communities across the country.

Started in 1994 by the band, Hootie & the Blowfish, the “MAM” has turned into one of the top Celebrity Pro-Ams in the country and will take place April 8-10 at the Barefoot-Dye Course in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The annual tournament raises funds for children’s educational programs and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.

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Under Armour Eyewear Continues Support For Caddy For A Cure At CaddyBash In Augusta

Augusta, Georgia – Monday of Masters week just got a little brighter as Under Armour® Eyewear announces its sponsorship of the 1st annual CaddyBash in Augusta. The CaddyBash event will be held at the Azalea House, an off-course hospitality venue just two blocks from Augusta National Golf Club, the site of the 2017 Masters Tournament. During the evening hours following the Monday practice round, they’ll show the NCAA Championship game, hold virtual golf competitions and raise money to benefit Caddy For A Cure.

Supporting Caddy For a Cure is another example of UA Eyewear finding opportunities to connect with the game of golf in a meaningful way. Earlier this year UA Eyewear’s licensee, Eyeking LLC, signed a contract with the Association for Professional Tour Caddies (APTC), and a group of sponsored caddies will be in attendance at CaddyBash. “This is truly gearing up to be a memorable event with Zack Rasego, who caddies for Brendan Grace, and JJ Jaovac, caddy for Ryan Moore, set to attend CaddyBash. UA Eyewear’s partnership with the APTC and Caddy for a Cure has continued the conversation of how important it is to protect your eyes on the course”, says Tom Cox, VP of Sales for Eyeking.

Caddy For A Cure is a non-profit organization that raises money to support notable charitable groups through its professional golf programs. “In addition to facilitating involvement in the game and rehabilitation through our program, we were able to achieve a new benchmark this past year with a mortgage-free home giveaway to a wounded service member and his family. This hallmark achievement has fueled the drive to expand our military support this year, and we’re confident the CaddyBash at the Azalea House will be a big step in that direction” says Russ Holden, Founder of Caddy For A Cure. “We are honored and grateful for this amazing opportunity and show of support by UA Eyewear and Azalea House.”

The event is set to begin at 7:30 pm EST and tickets are available to purchase for $75.00 on azaleahospitality.com.

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Mystical Golf Announces Exceptional Late Spring, Summer Stay-And-Play Packages

Highlights feature play on three acclaimed courses, villa accommodations, numerous extras

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) – Mystical Golf – offering “Myrtle Beach’s finest 54 holes of golf” on its celebrated Witch, Man-O-War and Wizard courses – announces stay-and-play packages ideal for exceptional vacations to the “Golf Capital of the U.S.”

Mystical Golf’s trio of courses are consistently recognized by Golf Channel to be among Myrtle Beach’s “five best courses” and “best values.” The Witch and Man-O-War courses are ranked in the “Top 15 Courses in South Carolina” in Golf Channel’s Golf Advisor rater reviews.

Man-O-War’s 15th hole ranks among GOLF Magazine’s “Five Most Memorable Island Greens” alongside No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass, the “Alcatraz” hole at PGA West’s Stadium Course and Coeur d’Alene Resort’s movable, floating putting surface. The Witch is praised by PGA.com for presenting one of America’s “great ninth holes” and The Wizard has earned 4-1/2 stars from Golf Digest.

Through Sept. 6, the three-day Gold Package starts as low as $99 (per person, per day, taxes included). It includes three rounds with cart on each of the much-admired Mystical Golf layouts (plus one complimentary round), three nights’ lodging in well-appointed three-bedroom villa (four beds), free iHOP breakfast daily (available 24 hours per day), and a gratis steak dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse (includes non-alcoholic beverages, taxes).

Over the same time span, the Silver Package begins at $89 (per person, per day, taxes included) and features all the components of the Gold Package except the complimentary round, daily breakfast and steak dinner. Both stay-and-plays offer one complimentary golfer for booked groups of 20 or more players.

“Simply put, we offer the best stay-and-play packages in the U.S.,” says Claude Pardue, President and CEO. “Our three courses continue to draw nothing but raves from our first-time guests, loyal repeat customers returning year after year and the major golf media.”

Additional package highlights include two free beers and lunch at the course each day, complimentary daily range balls, instant replay round for cart fee only, and $15 gift card toward a golf shirt. Extra night stays are available at a moderate cost per person.

Mystical Golf’s three layouts are highlighted by wonderfully fun elements including the only back-to-back island greens in the game (Man-O-War), a front nine of dramatic holes weaving through secluded swampland teeming with wildlife (The Witch), and a splendid layout reminiscent of Scotland and Ireland’s classic courses complete with authentic sod-faced bunkering and castle-style clubhouse (The Wizard).

For Mystical Golf information: mysticalgolf.com, 843.282.2977.

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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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