Golf News – March 28, 2018

Bridgestone Golf Launches TOUR B XS Tiger Woods Edition Golf Balls

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – unveils the TOUR B XS Tiger Woods Edition golf balls, a collaboration with the 14-time major championship winner that benefits the TGR Foundation, which receives a portion of all proceeds.

The golf balls feature a custom “TIGER” logo that replicates how Woods marks his competition golf balls and distinct packaging to highlight the charitable benefits and limited, special-edition product. From a performance perspective, the Tiger Woods Edition ball is identical to the standard TOUR B XS model, which Woods currently uses on the PGA Tour. The new line ($49.99/dozen) will be carried at participating national retailers beginning April 1st.

“We worked closely with the Bridgestone team to come up with a concept that benefits both golfers and my TGR Foundation, which is very important to me,” says Woods. “The TOUR B XS easily outperforms any ball I’ve ever played. It is incredibly long, but offers excellent feel and spin around the green, which makes me confident in any situation.”

“Tiger is a rare athlete who transcends his sport and it’s been a treat for golf fans around the world to watch him compete this season,” says Angel Ilagan, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “Working with both Tiger and the TGR Foundation has been a tremendous experience and we’re excited to build on the popularity of Bridgestone golf balls, while helping a great cause.”

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CHASE54 Introduces Its Luxe In Motion Spring 2018 Collection

(New York, New York) – CHASE54 – a golf and lifestyle apparel brand named for the pursuit of the perfect score in golf – announces the launch of its Luxe in Motion spring 2018 collection. Offering a balanced range of lifestyle and performance pieces, the Luxe in Motion collection blends luxurious style with inspiring movement types, such as speed, athletics and fluid movement of nature.

Featuring two groupings in the men’s line and three in the women’s, the Luxe in Motion collection boasts the new CoolFuze® cooling fabric technology and is rounded out by the brand’s ever-evolving Elements athleisure range that can be mixed and matched into each grouping.

“As a company, we are always moving, changing and evolving, and we want our apparel to do the same,” says Lulu Faddis, CHASE54 Designer and Creative Director. “Luxe in Motion offers the style and performance for golfers to live out their pursuits focusing on what’s important and feeling com-fortable and confident while doing so.”

The men’s groups include the Digital Blur range highlighted by the chic Hacked jacquard camo print polo, while Urban Athlete is inspired by the active golfer with an emphasis on performance and bold colors.

The Liquid Opulence ladies line fuses beauty with cutting-edge designs and ornate details, giving all the pieces a luxurious look and feel. With shades of dappled waters and undersea textures, the Aq-ua Luxe group captures the bioluminescent colors of the sea. Additionally Rock the Boat embraces nautical patterns and classic, retro detailing that works well on and off the course.

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FOREST DUNES – THE LOOP: Reversible Course Swings into 2018 with New “Dual” Golf Experience Events

Tom Doak’s innovative design has captivated the golf and architecture industry

Roscommon, MI – When renowned golf course architect Tom Doak set out to create a unique design that would impress Forest Dunes owner Lew Thompson, he wasn’t sure if his dream of creating an 18-hole reversible golf course would be what Thompson wanted.

Thompson recalled the moment during a meeting in 2015 when Doak unveiled routings for two different golf courses.

“Tom asked me, ‘what if we build two golf courses?’

“I said Tom, let’s just build one and see how it goes before we build two.

“Then Tom said ‘what if I build you two for the price of one? Are you familiar with how golf got started at St Andrews? One day you would play it this way, and the next day you would play it that way.’”

Thompson said Doak then picked up another map and unrolled it next to the first one.

“He said ‘these are the same golf course,” Thompson said. “I can build you two for the price of one, and you will have, to my knowledge, the only 18-hole, 18-green, reversible golf course in the world.’”

Thompson was impressed especially when Doak indicated he had spent 30 years on the dream idea and drawings.

“All I needed was the right piece of property to do it,” Doak told him. “There are very few places that this could be done, and it can be done here.”

A one-of-a-kind golf event where you can play a course forwards and backwards on the same-day. Really!

In 2018 golfers will get the unique opportunity to make a trip around The Loop in both directions on the same day. At Forest Dunes the special event days will be called “The Dual.”

With the Loop’s normal rotation of alternating routings on a daily basis (Red on even dates and Black on odd dates in 2018) there are three months (May, July, August) with 31-days where the even/odd schedule does not work. In essence the calendar has created an opportunity for Forest Dunes to create a special event on the 31st day of each of those months.

The Dual days will feature a two-person best-ball team event, where golfers play one direction (course) in the morning, then play the other direction (course) in the afternoon for a 36-hole one-day experience.

The three one-day events are open to all levels of players with a registered GHIN handicap and will award both Net and Gross champions. Lunch and dinner are included at a cost of between $225 and $275 per person. Visit https://www.forestdunesgolf.com/golf/book-a-tee-time/golf-events for more information.

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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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