Golf News – March 6, 2020

COBRA Golf and Arccos Announce 2020 Single Club Upgrade Program

CARLSBAD, CA – Cobra Golf®, a leader in golf club innovation, today announced the extension of its partnership with Arccos Golf, providing purchasers of any COBRA CONNECT™ driver, fairway wood, hybrid or wedge with a special offer to receive free Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors for the rest of their set.

The 2020 Single Club Upgrade Program allows COBRA CONNECT customers who are not already Arccos Caddie users to download the Arccos Caddie app, create an account and pair their smart club. This unlocks the free sensor offer plus a 90-day no-cost trial of the Arccos Caddie platform, followed by a $99.99 annual subscription. Shipping and handling fees may apply.

Arccos Caddie helps players of all skill levels make smarter, data-driven decisions to shoot lower scores. Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors are embedded into each club grip and paired with the app to automatically track and analyze every shot on the course.

The average Arccos Caddie user who played at least five rounds in 2019 lowered their handicap by 4.2 strokes. This remarkable improvement was fueled by real-time club recommendations, strategy advice and outcome predications powered by artificial intelligence Arccos developed with Microsoft. Extending these benefits in 2020 is the newly-launched Arccos Caddie Rangefinder. It’s the world’s first A.I.-powered GPS rangefinder –providing adjustments for slope, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, and humidity, as well as a personal altitude adjustment based on each user’s home course. This gives golfers the Arccos Caddie Number, the most precise yardage in the game.

COBRA CONNECT clubs include the entire 2020 KING SPEEDZONE family. In developing these award-winning products, COBRA Golf engineers optimized specific zones throughout each club’s construction that work to deliver the best combination of power, speed and distance. Highlights include the KING SPEEDZONE Driver – offering a traditional shape profile with front to back CG adjustability allowing better players to work the ball with ease and fine tune launch and low spin without sacrificing forgiveness. This is complemented by the KING SPEEDZONE XTREME Driver – perfect for golfers seeking a consistent, straight trajectory with maximum forgiveness on off-center hits.


Honma Launches Premium Club Fitting Experiences Across North America with “Honma Experience” Destinations and “Honma Mobile Experiences”

CARLSBAD, CA – Iconic equipment brand Honma Golf, leaders in holistically-crafted premium golf clubs, is proud to announce new club fitting experiences with strategic partnerships at leading golf destinations as well as luxury mobile experiences in select markets across North America.

Exclusive fitting destinations, dubbed the Honma Experience, have opened recently at Reunion Resort & Golf Club in Orlando, Florida; Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii; and The Golf Performance Project, Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Each new Honma Experience fitting and retail location showcases the company’s elevated approach to the equipment selection process in a relaxed, inviting environment.

At a Honma Experience, golfers can test a full matrix of Honma’s hand-crafted heads and proprietary shafts, as well as leading third-party OEM shafts during the 1:1 personalized fitting session. They will enjoy a private hitting space and precise data from the Foresight GC Quad launch monitor to optimize Honma equipment performance. Each fitting includes a follow-up email with launch data and equipment recommendations.

Honma also recently unveiled plans for the Honma Mobile Experience to hit 13 new markets including Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and South Florida. Additional mobile markets will be announced in the coming months. The Honma Mobile Experience, equipped with creatively-designed custom Honma vans, delivers personalized fitting experiences and custom events to private clubs, public properties and driving ranges.

The result of a Honma Experience or Honma Mobile Experience is an unparalleled fitting session in which individual golfers are fit into the perfect family of Honma clubs. “Making Honma more accessible to discerning golfers throughout North America with our mobile experience continues to fulfill our mission of bringing premium, unsurpassed equipment to the golfers who value quality and craftsmanship,” added Holder.

Golfers looking for the ultimate high-end fitting experience can visit Honma’s new U.S. headquarters in Carlsbad, California. The Honma House presents a truly innovative golf retail and fitting experience complete with a museum showcasing more than 60 years of Honma’s Japanese roots and the commitment of its “Takumi” (artisans) to a rich heritage of meticulous craftsmanship.

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Win a Round of Golf With Charles Howell III in Reynolds Lake Oconee Sweepstakes

GREENSBORO, GA – Think your game compares with the pros? Someone will find out by winning the “3 for 4” sweepstakes offered by Reynolds Lake Oconee.  The prize package includes 3 unique activities for 4 guests over 3 nights and 4 days.  The experiences include playing a round of golf with long-time PGA Tour professional and three-time champion, Charles Howell III; fishing on Lake Oconee with avid sportsman and PGA Tour professional Blake Adams; and a sporting clays experience with professional shooting expert, Justin Jones.

The entry period is now open and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. One grand-prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and announced shortly after the sweepstakes closes.

Howell III’s résumé on the PGA Tour is highlighted by three tournament victories, including the RSM Classic in 2018, and eight Top-25 finishes in majors. Now 40, the Augusta, Ga., native remains ranked among the Top 70 players in the world and reached a career-best No. 15 shortly after turning pro in 2001 when he was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

Adams, 44, turned pro in 2001 after playing collegiately for University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University. An avid sportsman, Adams is currently on medical leave from the PGA Tour, and works at The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee in player development and instruction.

Taught to shoot by his grandfather at the age of 12 and a competitor since 15, Jones has traveled internationally representing Great Britain in both Olympic Trap and Skeet.

In addition to the round of golf with Howell III, fishing with Adams, and shooting with Jones, the grand-prize package for the winner and three guests includes:

  • Three nights’ luxury lodging accommodations in a Reynolds National Club Cottage
  • Three rounds of golf with caddies on Reynolds Lake Oconee courses
  • Club-fitting experience at The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee with a $500 credit toward TaylorMade golf clubs
  • Instruction experience with the Reynolds Elite Performance team at The Kingdom
  • Domestic round-trip coach airfares for four arriving at and departing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and rental car
  • Shipment of golf clubs to and from Reynolds Lake Oconee
  • Meals and tasting experiences at selected Reynolds’ restaurants.

There is a limit of one entry per person; no purchase is necessary to enter or win. Entrants must be residents of the United States, at least 21 years of age and possess a valid email address at time of entry. The prize must be taken on the dates to be specified in 2020 or it will be forfeited by prize winner.

Enter the Reynolds Insider Sweepstakes here:

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  1. Cobra connect would be cool if you didn’t have to have a giant phone in your pocket. I have 3 clubs with the sensor and have never even downloaded the app because I’m not playing golf with a phone in my pocket. When I’m golfing my phone is in my bag, turned off.

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