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Golf News – March 24, 2016

Ping-landing-main-630x473New Ping G Series #1 Seller In All Four Categories

PHOENIX (March 22, 2016) – In less than a month on the market, PING G drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons were the #1 sellers (units and dollars) in their respective categories for February in the on- and off-course retail channels combined, according to Golf Datatech LLC, which tracks golf equipment sell-thru data for the United States.

“We’re very appreciative that golfers continue to put their confidence in our latest technology,” said PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim about the new G Series, which arrived in golf shops on February 11. “The new G lineup offers golfers the performance they need to lower their scores and enjoy the game more. To be the top seller in all four categories is very rewarding and another testament to our engineering and manufacturing teams that ensure our products deliver the innovation and quality that PING was founded on more than 55 years ago.”

Tour acceptance for the G driver and fairway woods has been swift, with the majority of PING staff players around the world switching to the new clubs immediately, including Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen. Both PING professionals have already won with a G driver and fairway wood in their bags.

Solheim also praised the role of PING’s extensive network of authorized custom-fitting specialists, who help golfers get PING products that are best suited to their games.

“As the club-fitting leader, we rely on the expertise of more than 3000 dedicated PING fitters around the country to communicate and demonstrate the benefits of custom fitting,” he added. “They embrace our belief that custom fitting makes a huge difference in helping golfers play better and get the most out of their ability. The early success of the new G products is evidence that golfers are being properly fit, comparing their results and seeing measurable improvements in their games.”


Lamkin Unveils Special Edition Grips To Celebrate Season’s First Major Championship

Fan favorite green and yellow colors offered in three popular models

(SAN DIEGO, CA) – Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – announces the company will offer three Special Edition grips (from $4.99) for a limited time through to mark the season’s first Major Championship.

These Special Edition grips feature a vivid green and yellow colorway with a white Lamkin logo. Models include the popular Wrap-Tech and UTx, as well as the new SINK putter grip. For top performance from tee to green, the Wrap-Tech combines a double-helix pattern with a patented ACE compound that delivers superior shock absorption, comfort and control, while UTx features Tri-Layer Technology for excellent traction, torsion control and grip stability. On the green, SINK grips promote proper wrist alignment with curved-handle profiles in square and rounded shapes that steady the hands for a smooth putting stroke.

“The release of our Special Edition grips has become a celebrated Lamkin tradition that we know our customers look forward to each year,” said Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin. “We could think of no better way to celebrate an iconic tournament and the arrival of spring than by offering grips that make you want to get out there and play like the pros.”

Lamkin continues to be an industry leader among grip manufacturers by offering the widest assortment of performance-enhancing golf grips. The company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Miguel Angel Jimenez and the legendary Arnold Palmer among others.

Lamkin grips are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques. The company’s popular lines include the Wrap-Tech, UTx Wrap, Crossline, SINK and i-Line grips.


Golf Clubs “Get A Grip” With The Ogio Silencer Club Protection System

Draper, Utah – You’re walking or riding on the golf course to the steady beat of clink, clink, clink as your golf clubs smack against each other. You probably haven’t thought about the damage being done to that $1,500+ investment.

Well, the designers at OGIO Golf have.

The answer is the SilencerTM Club Protection System available in their 2016 cart and stand golf bags.

SilencerTM technology features 14 individual compartments accommodating a variety of club configurations. Each compartment has a protective membrane at the top to center and gently hold the club shaft. The compression fit bottom securely holds the club grip and keeps it from moving or spinning.

“Part of our quality testing included literally turning the bag upside and shaking it,” commented Global Vice President, OGIO Golf, Tom Gocke. “It may not be a scientific method, but it proved that the golf clubs will stay locked in position.”

The SilencerTM line, available in both stand and cart options in four different colors, includes OGIO-designed features like the insulated water bottle pocket, easy grab trunk handle, pen slot and seven pockets. It is part of the 2016 collection, which also includes – Buzzsaw, Ash, Gotham and Earth.

With the OGIO Golf SilencerTM Club Protection System simply drop, grip and lock your clubs in the bag. You will protect your investment and enjoy the sounds of silence.

Matt Meeker
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