Golf News – May 22, 2017


With four stunning rounds, Lexi Thompson, a COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete, captured her eighth career victory at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC. Thompson, currently leading the LPGA in Greens in Regulation, and ranked second in driving distance, bombed her way to victory using COBRA Golf equipment, and wearing PUMA Golf apparel, accessories and footwear from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

“Another great win for Lexi,” said Bob Philion, President & CEO COBRA PUMA GOLF. “She is a dynamic and determined golfer – one who plays with confidence and style.  With a new KING F7+ driver, and stylish, performance-ready footwear and apparel, she is fully equipped with the innovative, game-changing equipment needed to help fuel her game. We look forward to many more wins this season.”

Thompson relied on her COBRA Golf equipment to help fuel her excellent play and ultimately her win. Her bag includes the KING F7+ Driver which utilizes three weight settings for CG adjustability, a Forged Ti-811 face, TeXtreme Carbon Fiber Crown and MyFly8 Technology. The driver also comes equipped with COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos embedded directly into the grip, which allows golfers to track the distance and accuracy of every drive by simply pairing their club with the free Arccos Driver smartphone app. Golfers can now enjoy longer drives, share their success, and use data to play better golf.

Details of the COBRA Golf Clubs in Thompson’s bag:

  • Driver: KING F7+ Black DRIVER 9° weight forward | Fujikura Pro 53x, tip 1” | 45”
  • 3 Wood: KING LTD 3wd 13.5° Lexi Blue | Graphite Design GP 6s
  • Hybrid: FLY-Z 2/3 in Black 18° | Aldila Green NV 85 Stiff
  • Irons: Cobra S2 Forged irons 3, 6-PW | Rifle Project X 5.0 shafts
  • Wedges: Tour Trusty Chrome | Dynamic Gold S200| 47°, 50°, 55°, 60°

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PUMA Golf’s new Spring Summer ’17 Collection showcases the brand’s lightest, most cutting-edge offerings to date for both men and women. The line boasts re-imagined essentials, next-gen materials, sophisticated, yet fun detailing and an evolved color palate that is sure to suite the style and performance preferences of a wide range of golfers. Click the link for more of Lexi’s looks this week:

Antigua Announces Its Spring 2017 Men’s Windwear Collection

PEORIA, AZ – Focusing on an updated fabric story, the Antigua Group, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand – announces its Spring 2017 Men’s Windwear Collection.

The versatile style Advance offers aesthetics and functionality. This long sleeve, half-zip pullover functions primarily as a windshirt, but thanks to its waterproof fabric also protects from light inclement weather. Though it’s intentionally not seam sealed to allow more breathability, this membrane-bonded interlock shell is paired with a lightweight tricot mesh lining for comfort and added flexibility. The accent fabric pieced into the top shoulder and side panels consists of a double knit, bonded two-tone twill fabric found on styles Vista and Regime — offering the ability to pair them together. Advance has a placket-side utility pocket and hip-high hand pockets, velcro-adjustable self fabric cuffs, and an adjustable bungee waistband to assist fit.

The windwear collection also includes style Tour, a short sleeve pullover windshirt with a half-zip placket, chest zip pocket and side waist hand pockets — all with accented reverse coil zipper teeth for a splash of color. The two-color bonded jacquard interlock fabric is lined with a lightweight tricot mesh fabric that promotes airflow and is potentially a wear everyday, anywhere garment that conforms to any outfit.

Style Conquer is the sleeveless companion to Tour, sharing the same bonded interlock body and tricot fabrics inside and out, and is equally styled with contrasting functional zippers and an elastic bungee bottom. Both styles are deliberately void of nearly all top stitching, to coincide with the current trend of clean line detailing that promotes a focus on fabric and silhouette and elicits the “less is more” cliché in a positive way.

The Anatomy of a Switch


It was 8:00 AM on a Sunday in April. Three of TaylorMade’s leading product experts and Tour representatives had just arrived at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida for equipment testing after making a cross-country flight.

Positioned on the range of the gorgeous private club, Keith Sbarbaro (VP of Tour Operations), Brian Bazzel (Senior Director of Metalwoods Creation), and Eric Loper (Director of Golf Ball R&D) were set up for an in-depth equipment fitting with one of the world’s best and most accomplished golfers, Rory McIlroy. At the time, McIlroy was in the final stages of making a major decision regarding his commitment to new clubs and a new golf ball.

Less than a month later, news broke that McIlroy had signed a multi-year, 14-club plus golf ball contract with TaylorMade. As a result, he joined an elite Tour staff that now includes the top-3 players in the world, the 2017 Masters champion, a gold medalist, and the hottest rookie on the PGA TOUR.

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