Golf News – March 21, 2019

Golf Pride® Captures Multiple Wins at THE PLAYERS Championship

PINEHURST, NC – Golf Pride® a division of power management company Eaton and an industry leader in grip innovation, today announced that it was the leading swing and putter grip brand in play at THE PLAYERS Championship, with 116 players in the field trusting Golf Pride grips.

Eight players who finished in the Top 10, including the champion, chose Golf Pride at TPC Sawgrass. The brand’s latest innovation, ALIGN Technology, had another top three finish. The winner trusted Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet Cord grips while capturing his first career PLAYERS title.

“As we continue to elevate grips into performance equipment, it is rewarding to see our latest innovation, ALIGN Technology, be used to earn both a double-eagle and hole in one.” said Brandon Sowell, global director of sales and marketing for Golf Pride. “We feel honored that the best players in the world grip confidence through our innovation.”

Each week, Golf Pride is the leading grip played from tee-to-green on the PGA TOUR with an average of 80% of pros choosing Golf Pride swing grips in each event, without any paid endorsements.

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SKIN Sunscreen™ Introduces New Active Reef Friendly SPF50 Continuous Spray Sunscreen

GOODYEAR, AZ – SKIN Sunscreen™, providers of a premium sunscreen product specifically designed for the golf athlete and their families, has introduced a new Active Reef Friendly SPF50 Continuous Spray sunscreen.

The SKIN Sunscreen Active SPF50 Continuous Spray is a light weight, non-greasy formula that sprays on from any angle, helping you protect your entire body from harmful UVA/UVB rays. This highly effective, Broad Spectrum formula features a no-run application that doesn’t require rubbing in. It provides water resistance up to 80 minutes and applies and dries clear while allowing the skin to breath. It is safe for children, the reef and is approved for use in Hawaii.

On May 1, 2018, Hawaii became the first state to pass a bill banning the sale of sunscreen containing chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The legislation prohibits the distribution of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate that scientists have found contributes to coral bleaching when washed off in the ocean.

Active ingredients in the new spray include Homosalate, Octocrylene, Octisalate and Avobenzone. Other ingredients include skin soothing, aloe vera, coconut oil and Vitamin E.

In addition to the new SPF50 spray, SKIN Sunscreen also offers a premium preventative reef-friendly SPF30+ lotion formulation that is oxybenzone-free, non-greasy, sweat resistant and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Uniting the company’s resources in a quest to spare others the pain and loss associated with the insidious health threat of skin cancer and UV damage, SKIN Sunscreen is proudly promoted as the optimal wellness preventative in a healthy daily hygiene routine.

Visit SKIN Sunscreen here: U-try™ Program Adds Putters, Wedges

RALEIGH, NC – Global Value Commerce (GVC) – owner and operator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform for new and pre-owned golf gear – has added putters and wedges from PING, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, Scotty Cameron, Cleveland and Odyssey to its popular U-try club trial program available through

Golfers across America have turned to U-try in droves since the service launched last year to experience a risk-free way to test the latest equipment from the most respected brands. The new offerings include popular models from Titleist’s Scotty Cameron and Vokey lines, as well as Callaway’s Mack Daddy, Odyssey’s Stroke Lab and more. By adding putters and wedges, players can now try a full bag of equipment from the game’s top manufacturers.

Consumers simply select the club(s) they would like to test on and the company ships them for a small trial fee per club. Within 14 days, customers either keep the clubs and pay the current list price – less the trial fee – or return them with a prepaid shipping label. Drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, wedges and putters from the aforementioned brands each carry a trial fee of $25 per club. Full iron sets can be tested for $100.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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