Golf News – May 21, 2024

Canon Drives Into Golf Market With Announcement of Powershot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the first ever Canon PowerShot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder, designed for golf enthusiasts. Fully equipped with outstanding optical features, yet, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, this innovative solution is designed to provide accurate and effortless distance measurements combined with advanced digital zoom capabilities to help elevate every shot.

In the intricate game of golf, precision is paramount, and Canon understands the importance of accurately measuring the distance to the flag. To help golfers of all skill levels make well-informed decisions on the course, the PowerShot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder provides reliable measurements and empowers players to approach each shot with confidence.

“Canon boasts some of the world’s most refined and precise imaging technologies, with decades of research into delivering products trusted by professionals across various industries. Now with this legacy of excellence in tow we’re excited to introduce something completely new to our lineup, the PowerShot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder,” said Brian Mahar, senior vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Attention to detail is vital in golf and we saw an opportunity to apply our imaging expertise.”

PowerShot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder Key Features:

  • Optical Image Stabilization:
    The PowerShot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder incorporates Optical Image Stabilization which virtually eliminates slight hand movements offering golfers a simple, quick, and accurate way to measure. This feature helps players focus on the flag with ease and obtain precise distance measurements, eliminating guesswork.
  • Electronic Viewfinder and Digital Zoom Capabilities:
    Elevating the golf experience, the electronic viewfinder provides digital zoom capabilities ranging from 6x to 12x. Whether zeroing in on the flag or searching for course features, the digital zoom enhances visibility and object search, allowing golfers a clear view of their target, even from afar.
  • Laser Ranging, Linear Distance & Slope Correction:
    The laser measures the distance to the target, allowing players to measure the exact distance on the course. Golfers can measure the linear distance to the flag as well as the slope adjusted distance, which is the actual distance to be struck considering the linear distance and the slope of the course.
  • Photo and Video Capabilities:
    This rangefinder is also equipped with photo and video capabilities. Simply insert a microSD card to record the distance or take photos and videos on the course.
  • Canon Quality and Reliability:
    The PowerShot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder is equipped with a water resistance rating of IPX4. Canon’s commitment to quality and reliability ensures golfers can trust their equipment, even in unpredictable weather conditions, allowing them to focus on their game with peace of mind.

A common challenge for traditional rangefinder users is aiming at the flag. The PowerShot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder addresses this difficulty head-on, offering a user-friendly design that helps simplify the aiming process. Ideal for golf enthusiasts and tech-savvy players who want to perfect their game, the PowerShot Golf Digital Laser Rangefinder keeps the needs of modern golfers in mind by providing an extra level of precision.

Visit Canon PowerShot Golf HERE

SuperStroke Congratulates Xander Schauffele for Capturing His First Career Major Victory at the PGA Championship

Californian collects eighth career win with 21-under finish in season’s second major

Wixom, MI – SuperStroke, the No. 1 Putter Grip in golf and the leader in innovative Tour-proven golf grip technology, congratulates the No. 3 ranked golfer in the world and eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR Xander Schauffele on his first-career major victory at the PGA Championship. Schauffele captured the win by a single shot with a clutch birdie on the 72nd hole.

After opening with a major championship record round of 62, Schauffele remained atop the leaderboard for most of the event before closing it out with a final-round 65 and a 21-under-par finish. Using a SuperStroke Zenergy Pistol 2.0 putter grip, Schauffele led the field in Strokes Gained: Total, Greens in Regulation, Birdies and made a respectable 95 feet of putts over his four rounds in his way to winning the Wanamaker Trophy and $3.3 million in prize earnings.

“Congratulations to Xander Schauffele on making his first career major championship victory at The PGA Championship an exciting watch at every turn,” says, SuperStroke CEO Dean Dingman. “Xander’s confidence and sterling play from tee to green and over so many critical putts – with his SuperStroke Zenergy Pistol 2.0 grip in hand – was the perfect way for this deserving major champion to earn his crown. We’re excited to see what milestone Xander will reach next in his exceptional career.”

SuperStroke’s Zenergy Pistol putter grips merge a pistol-style top section that helps golfers lock in their upper hand position with “No Taper Technology” to help golfers maintain even grip pressure and boost the consistency of their stroke.

Part of SuperStroke’s groundbreaking Zenergy line, the Pistol 2.0 features:

Enhanced SPYNE™ Technology – The new SPYNE™ Technology has an improved, embossed ridge along the underside of the grip, engineered to make it easier to square the face at impact.

New Multi-Zone Texturing – Strategically placed textured in high-sensory areas designed to optimize feedback and comfort from the incredibly soft polyurethane outer layer.

No Taper Technology – Our patented No Taper minimizes grip pressure with an advanced parallel design that enables golfers to quiet their hands and add consistency to their stroke. 

SuperStroke grips are trusted by hundreds of top professional golfers. So far in 2024, SuperStroke users have won 27 tournaments on golf’s major professional tours, totaling more than $27.7 million in first-place prize money in those events.

SuperStroke’s putter grip line is a product of relentless innovation, fueled by feedback from more than 600 tour pros. From signature shapes and sizes to cutting-edge materials, SuperStroke delivers unprecedented features into every putter grip while connecting golfer and putter like no other product on the market.

Visit SuperStroke HERE

Honma Golf Launches Sakata Lab Putter Collection

Honma’s legendary luxury, craftsmanship, and technology

Carlsbad, CA—Honma Golf, the leader in beautifully crafted performance golf equipment, proudly announces that the Sakata Lab putter collection is now available. Engineered with precision by elite researchers and developers in Sakata, Japan, these new putters feature the same meticulous craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology that has been carried forward for six decades of Japanese tradition and innovation.

From concept to design, deep earth materials to a high-polish finish, each model (Classic, Mallet, Horn, and NEO) sets the highest standard for elevating play and bringing Stunning Performance™ to discerning players worldwide.

Experience the timeless elegance of the Classic Putter (SL-001), meticulously crafted by our expert team in Sakata and manufactured in-house from start to finish. Designed for effortless control, face rotation, and precise alignment, this classic putter is perfect for players seeking small impact loft and a slight arc putting stroke. The Classic model embodies superior craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology resulting from Honma’s unwavering commitment to performance and perfection.

  • Crank Neck: This unique shape suppresses push-out during the stroke.
  • Diamond Slit: Featuring a unique slit design that reduces contact area with the ball on impact, promoting forward rotation and ensuring a soft feel.
  • Original TPU Insert: Designed specifically to optimize feel and pure roll while providing exceptional performance.

The Classic Putter is the only left-hand model available and can be custom-ordered with an ARMRQ shaft (3, 4, and 5-star grade). The putter head can also be purchased with a gold IP finish, standard is a black IP finish. Please note that ARMRQ shafts or gold IP head are not available for right-hand models.

The Mallet Putter (SL-002) is manufactured in-house to deliver exceptional control and forgiveness. With a wide sweet spot and resilience against miss-hits, this putter is ideal for players seeking middle-impact lofts and a slight arc putting stroke. The Mallet Putter features sophistication and performance, prioritizing the needs of the player.

  • Crank Neck: This unique shape suppresses push-out during the stroke.
  • Diamond Slit: Featuring a unique slit design that reduces contact area with the ball on impact, promoting forward rotation and ensuring a soft feel.
  • Original TPU Insert: Designed specifically to optimize feel and pure roll while providing exceptional performance.

The Horn Putter (SL-003) is methodically designed in-house for players seeking a wide sweet spot and resilience against miss-hits. Perfect for middle loft impact and straight putts. Engineered with precision by an elite team of researchers and developers, the Horn Putter combines sophisticated design with exceptional performance to elevate your game.

  • High MOI: The large head and complex structure with high MOI produce straight shots even on mishits, thanks to multiple hitting points.
  • Crank Neck: This unique shape suppresses push-out during the stroke.
  • Diamond Slit: Featuring a unique slit design that reduces contact area with the ball on impact, promoting forward rotation and ensuring a soft feel.
  • Original TPU Insert: Designed specifically to optimize feel and pure roll while providing exceptional performance.

Experience the ultimate in forgiveness and stability with the NEO Mallet Putter (SL-005). Designed for easy address and high MOI, this putter ensures straight shots and resilience against miss-hits. The NEO Mallet putter combines sophisticated design with exceptional performance to take your game to new heights.

  • High MOI: The large head and complex structure with high MOI produce straight shots even on mishits, thanks to multiple hitting points.
  • Crank Neck: This unique shape suppresses push-out during the stroke.
  • Diamond Slit: Featuring a unique slit design that reduces contact area with the ball on impact, promoting forward rotation and ensuring a soft feel.
  • Original TPU Insert: Designed specifically to optimize feel and pure roll while providing exceptional performance.

Visit Honma HERE

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