Golf News – May 24, 2022

Fujikura Takes #1 Spot for Driver and Wood Shaft at the PGA Championship

CARLSBAD, CA – Fujikura, the leader in performance golf shafts, was proud to be the #1 driver and wood shaft at the 104th PGA Championship.

In a championship field at Southern Hills CC, Fujikura was number one in both driver and wood shaft categories at the PGA Championship. For the driver shaft count, 32.1% of the field this year used Fujikura, with another 27.5% of the field also choosing Fujikura in their wood shaft.

In the 3-hole play-off drama on Sunday evening, both competitors trusted in Fujikura in their bags. The runner-up used a Fujikura Speeder 757 TR in his driver and the VENTUS Blue 8X in his 3-wood. While the eventual major winner used a Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2X shaft in his 5-wood on his way to a second PGA Championship victory.

Full PGA Championship Recap and winner’s WITB HERE

Visit Fujikura Shafts HERE

COBRA PUMA Golf Introduces 2022 Volition America Apparel and Footwear Along With Limited Edition LTDx Volition Drivers and KING 3D Printed Volition Agera Putter

CARLSBAD, CA – COBRA PUMA GOLF today announced its 2022 Volition America assortment of patriotic apparel, footwear and accessories, along with new Limited Edition LTDx Drivers and a Volition 3D Printed Agera Putter.

The PUMA x Volition America Collection will continue to make a bold, patriotic statement, bringing red, white and blue to the course through bold patterns, performance fabrics and eye-catching footwear, designed to honor the men and women who serve. A portion of the proceeds from these introductions will go directly to Folds of Honor Foundation to support the families of American military heroes.

LE LTDx VOLITION DRIVERS ($499):
Featuring all the key technologies incorporated in COBRA’s inline LTDx drivers, the LE Volition versions, available in LTDx, LTDx MAX and LTDx LS models, comes with a striking red, white and blue finish and the Volition America logo on the face. For these LE drivers, COBRA collaborated with UST to design a one-of-a-kind patriotic red, white and blue ASCENT™ Red 60 Shaft. This mid-launch and mid-low spin structure complements the LTDx head, helping maximize launch angle while controlling spin for longer carry and total distance.

LE LTDx VOLITION PUTTER ($349):
Like the LE LTDx Volition drivers, the LE KING 3D Printed Volition Agera putter features a patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme unique to the Volition line. Potentially the most stable putter available today, boasting a MOI of over 7600, the Agera features a 261g steel frame, 27g aluminum cap, and 53g of tungsten on the perimeter create the extreme stability and forgiveness, while an intricate 3D printed nylon lattice structure in the rear of the clubhead relieves weight allowing for redistribution of mass to critical areas. The Agera also features an aluminum face insert with SIK’s patented Descending Loft Technology with four descending lofts to provide optimal launch for all types of putting strokes.

Both the LE Drivers and Putter (available at retail and online beginning today, May 20) include a custom USA-themed headcover which utilizes a soft, premium synthetic leather featuring red, white, blue accents and the Volition America logo.

COBRA x VOLITION AMERICA GOLF BAGS:
Two new COBRA x Volition America ultralight stand golf bags are available starting today featuring a unique camouflage pattern, in two colorways.

PUMA X VOLITION AMERICA GEAR:
Available in the 2022 collection, an assortment of polos (7 options that come in a variety of colors $75-80), a long sleeve Volition Independence ¼ zip ($90), a Volition Golf hoodie ($98), a Stars & Stripes snapback cap ($32) and a pair of IGNITE Articulate Volition, and new spiked shoe from PUMA Golf (more info coming soon). All PUMA x Volition gear is available today, except the shoes which can be pre-ordered and will ship June 8, 2022.

Visit PUMA Golf HERE

Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Fall 2022 Golf Packages Golfers

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Due to increased demand for advanced reservations, Hilton Head Golf Island’s premier resort partners – The Sea Pines Resort, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and The Heritage Golf Collection – are making their fall golf packages available for booking this spring at www.hiltonheadgolfisland.com.

Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes and Heritage Golf are collectively home to 189 golf holes spread among tournament-tested layouts such as famed Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage), The Robert Trent Jones Course and Oyster Reef. All three are located within a short drive, setting up perfectly for golf buddy trips consisting of a steady diet of golf, great food and good times.

Highlighted fall golf packages available for booking:

The Villa Golf Package (The Sea Pines Resort)
The Sea Pines Resort’s most popular stay-and-play for small groups, the Villa Golf Package starts at $335 per person per night. It includes three total rounds on Harbour Town, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III and three nights’ deluxe villa accommodations. Afternoon replays are available for $75 on Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes. The resort’s private villas are the perfect lodging option for golfers to relax after a long, rewarding day under the Lowcountry sun. They offer fully-equipped kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, and all the comforts of home.

The Golf Group Package (The Sea Pines Resort)
Designed for leisure golf groups of 12 or more, the Golf Group Package (also $335 per person, per night) features three total rounds on Harbour Town, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, three nights’ deluxe villa accommodations, gratis resort gift, a personal on-site coordinator, and complimentary afternoon replays on Heron Point. And out of appreciation for all the hard work and planning that goes into organizing and executing a golf buddy trip for the ages, the group leader’s golf is covered by the resort.

Birdies and Beer Golf Getaway (Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort)
Back by popular demand, Palmetto Dunes Birdies and Beer Golf Getaway is fully customizable by group size and preferences. The package features three nights’ accommodations in a two-bedroom villa, two or three total rounds on the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio or Arthur Hills courses, a one-hour Toptracer Range experience and complimentary range balls. Additionally, golfers enjoy exclusive discounts on pro shop merchandise, dining at Big Jim’s, The Dunes House and Alexander’s Restaurant, preferred rates on bike, kayak and canoe rentals at Hilton Head Outfitters inside the resort, and two hours of tennis and pickleball court time per day based on availability. And of course, breakfast and beer are included.

All partner packages are subject to availability, rate changes and blackout dates. Golfers can visit the Hilton Head Golf Island website for more details.

Fall ‘Fore’ 2022 (Heritage Golf Group)
The Heritage Golf Collection offers 81 holes spread among three distinct properties: Port Royal Golf and Racquet Club (36 holes), Shipyard Golf Club (27 holes),) and Oyster Reef (18 holes). The Fall “Fore” 2022 Golf Package lets golfers secure their autumn golf getaway for just $150 down per person. Package pricing starts at $200 per night, per person, based on quad occupancy and includes four nights’ accommodations, taxes, and resort fees. Golfers also enjoy unlimited golf on all Heritage Golf courses, including cart fees and range balls, and a $100 gift card per person to be used for merchandise, food and beverage.

Getting Here
Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) on the island’s north end offers non-stop and one-stop service from multiple hub cities and connections via American Airlines, Delta and United. American offers daily non-stop flights from Charlotte and seasonal service from Dallas / Ft. Worth, Philadelphia and Washington National (DCA). Delta has daily flights to Atlanta and United provides daily non-stop service to Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD). Golfers can also utilize Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), with direct flights from numerous East Coast, Midwest and Texas airports on several major and discount airlines. For golfers who prefer to hit the open road, major metro areas in the Carolinas, Georgia and north Florida are under a half-day’s drive, while several Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern cities are seven to nine hours away.
Visit Hilton Head HERE
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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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2 Comments

  1. John Anderson

    Justin Thomas used a 3-wood in the playoff with a Mitsubishi shaft…. That is what won him the hole and Major, not a Fuji. He also plays Mitsubishi in his driver but that isnt mentioned in this article. Seems a little biased.
    Why isn’t there a link to the winners driver and 3woods shafts?

    • Matt Saternus

      John,

      The top article is a press release from Fujikura, so obviously it highlights their product. We added a link to our recap so that readers can see Justin Thomas’s full WITB including the Mitsubishi shafts in his driver and 3W.

      -Matt

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