Golf News – March 23, 2021

Introducing The Hay: Pebble Beach’s Reimagined Short Course

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – On April 16, Pebble Beach Company will unveil an exciting enhancement to its famed golf portfolio. The Hay, located on the site of the former Peter Hay Golf Course, features a dramatically re-designed nine-hole short course, the Resort’s first-ever putting course, and a new restaurant with an expansive outdoor patio positioned to take in the property’s majestic views of the short course, Carmel Bay and Point Lobos. Created in partnership with golf legend Tiger Woods and his TGR Design firm, The Hay is designed to attract and engage golfers of all abilities and ages.

The Hay carries forward the legacy of its original creator, Peter Hay, long-time Head Professional at both Pebble Beach and Del Monte golf courses. Among Hay’s many attributes was a passion for introducing newcomers, particularly juniors, to the game. In 1957, he was given the unique opportunity to develop one of the country’s first short courses on this precious land. That legacy will continue as juniors age 12 and under will play the short course for free, and all golfers will have access to the putting course for no cost.

Woods has amplified Hay’s vision for the property in a way few could have imagined, having re-routed the short course holes to maximize the magnificent views and celebrate Pebble Beach’s rich history. Every detail lends itself to a fun and unforgettable golf experience for families, beginners, juniors, corporate groups, and avid golfers alike. Among its noteworthy features:

  • Hole #2: an exact replica of Pebble Beach Golf Links’ 7th hole, making one of the game’s most iconic holes accessible to more people.
  • Each of the other eight holes’ yardage corresponds to a significant year in Pebble Beach history, with plaques on each tee telling the story, such as:

Hole #4, 47 yards, “Bing”: In 1947, Bing Crosby brought the original Pro-Am tournament to Pebble Beach. The event is now known as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and is one of the longest-running and most charitable events on the PGA TOUR.

   Hole #9, 100 yards, “Tiger”: In 2000, Tiger Woods crushed the field at the 100th U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach.

  • The new putting course, which will rotate regularly through over a dozen different routings, will be the perfect place to introduce a beginner to the game, sharpen the skills of an avid player, or unwind before dinner.
  • The new restaurant is perched behind the ninth green, just steps away from the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and a short walk to the first tee of Pebble Beach Golf Links. This casual indoor and outdoor venue is set to open this fall.

The course will open for individual play and group events beginning April 16 with reservations available now.

Visit The Hay HERE

Callaway® Apparel Launches Spring/Summer 2021 Collections

MIAMI, FL – Callaway Apparel is proud to announce the launch of its Spring/Summer 2021 collections featuring technically superior products designed for golfers. The Spring/Summer 2021 collections for men and women offer a wide range of lifestyle and performance pieces blending enhanced styling, technically advanced fabrics and performance-driven designs.

In 2021, Callaway Apparel is putting a larger focus on its sustainability initiatives with the introduction of their new Eco fabrics. Utilized in all men’s and women’s fashion styles, Callaway Eco products are manufactured with up to 30% recycled polyester made from previous used plastic bottles. In addition, Callaway has infused the collection with a wide variety of additional performance features including SWING TECH™, Opti-Dri™, UV Block, Engineered Ventilation and more. “Performance is the heart of Callaway Apparel, but so is our impact on the earth,” added Benitez. “Incorporating game-changing innovation and sustainable materials into authentic golf apparel, our focus for Spring/Summer 2021 was to provide golfers exceptional products that allow them to look and play their best while knowing they are part of a larger cause at the same time.”

Highlights of the Men’s 2021 Spring/Summer collection include:

SWING TECH Ventilated Heather Jacquard and Fine Line Stripe Polos – Designed with SWING TECH™ construction and mechanical four-way stretch fabric for increased range of motion, these polos feature engineered ventilation: strategically placed micro-ventilation which provides added breathability and cooling properties without impacting the product’s aesthetics. Coupled with Opti-Dri™ fabric technology that transfers moisture away from the body, these polos keep you cool, dry and comfortable.

EverPlay™ Pant The EverPlay™ Pant offers the perfect blend of fit, functionality and versatility to provide the style golfers desire, with the performance they demand. The EverPlay™ pant is designed with an all-new polyester/cotton/elastane blended fabric in a tailored five-pocket silhouette. Featuring wrinkle resistant four-way stretch construction, moisture-wicking properties and a comfort stretch waistband, the EverPlay Pant is available in four classic colors: black, navy, dark grey and khaki.

Highlights of the Women’s 2021 Spring/Summer collections include:

TrueSculpt™ Skorts – Characterized by stunning patterns and distinctive seasonal color stories, our 360° TrueSculpt™ slimming waistband is engineered to provide a smooth, slimming effect with the ultimate support, reshaping the way a golf skort should fit, feel and perform. Featuring four-way stretch fabric, Opti-Dri™ construction, these bottoms are soft, breathable and provide unrestricted range of motion while delivering maximum comfort.

SWING TECH™ Short Sleeve Color Block Dress Callaway’s most technically advanced dress fuses cutting-edge designs with stylish and classic color blocks creating a luxurious look and feel. With SWING TECH™ construction, UV Block sun protection and Opti-Dri™, these dresses also feature a removable four-way stretch short with TrueSculpt™ waistband, offering exceptional versatility and performance.

Visit Callaway Apparel HERE

Nippon Shaft Wins Chitimacha Louisiana Open

CARLSBAD, CA – The winner of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 shafts in his wedges at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club today in Broussard, Louisiana.

The 34-year-old Mexican shot an 18-under par total with rounds of 69-65-64-68—266 to win by one stroke. The victory moved him up to ninth place from 22nd on the Korn Ferry Tour points standings, putting him in prime position to earn his PGA Tour card for next season.

It was victory number 228 for the Nippon Shaft Modus series of irons on worldwide professional tours.

More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy and trajectory.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands.

Visit Nippon Shaft HERE

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