Golf News – May 28, 2014

Golf News – May 28, 2014



CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 27, 2014) – PUMA Golf announces the release of the Faas Lite Mesh 2.0 – an extremely lightweight and versatile spikeless golf shoe for men.

Taking features from the original Faas Lite Mesh shoe, the 2.0 adds additional heel comfort, bonded construction and a new TPU support for improved comfort and stability. Weighing in at only 6.8 ounces, the Faas Lite 2.0 provides the ultimate in lightweight performance combined with coolCELL breathability to keep your feet cool in any setting.

“The Faas Lite 2.0 combines technology with comfort and style, creating a shoe that you will want to wear whether you’re walking 36, grabbing dinner with your friends after a round, or even heading to the gym,” said Grant Knudson, head of footwear for PUMA Golf. “The 2.0 version includes new, strategically placed support pieces that provides increased stability and added support during your swing.”


It’s Light. Lightweight Mesh – minimal single layer mesh for enhanced breathability and reduced weight.

It’s Performance Ready. The shoe features SmartQuill traction technology that provides directional grip elements, and enhances ground contact for improved stability and traction.

It’s Supportive. A stitchless, midfoot support saddle provides additional support where you need it most during your swing. The Ortholite Sockliner offers superior cushioning, while corrugated flex grooves provide optimal flexibility and increased ground contact throughout your swing, providing improved traction and stability.

It’s Comfortable. FaasFoam+, a proprietary blend of foam and rubber that is 25% lighter than previous foams, provides increased step-in-comfort, while, EverFoam is strategically positioned in the collar of the shoe that allows the shoe to adjust to the contours of the foot. A new padded mesh tongue also provides extra comfort and increased breathability.

It’s Durable. Carbon rubber, a high abrasion resistant rubber, provides excellent grip and long-lasting durability.

It looks Good. The Faas Lite Mesh 2.0 ($90) is available June 1 in three new colorways Turbulence/White/Grenadine (pictured below and attached), White/Black/Crimson and White/Turbulence. Each shoe comes with two laces, one tonal and one pop of color for golfers to customize their footwear and style.



CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 25, 2014) – Nippon Shaft recorded its latest LPGA victory Sunday (May 25) thanks to the brilliant play of a 21-year-old Floridian, who birdied four of her last five holes to grab a one-stroke victory at the Airbus LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala.

It was the second victory of the year and the third career win for the second-year pro from Bradenton, who used N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 S flex steel shafts in her irons and wedges.

“Nippon Shaft is honored that one of America’s up-and-coming young players utilized Nippon Shaft products in her irons and wedges enroute to her second LPGA victory of the season,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker.  “We congratulate her on her play, especially on the back nine, where she shot 30 and won the tournament.”

The winner shot a total of 20-under par 268 for the week on rounds of 67-67-69-65 and earned $195,000 for her victory. The tournament was played on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex.

Nippon Shaft long has been the most popular steel shaft on the LPGA Tour, thanks to its ability to manufacture a shaft that combines light weight and sturdiness, which ensures maximum control.

In recent years, Nippon Shaft has successfully expanded its product line to include shafts designed for PGA TOUR professionals and low-handicap amateurs.


2014 Memorial Tournament – Five Players To Watch

The stars are out this week on the PGA Tour for the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village — the home of Jack Nicklaus.

This is the time of year where the best of the best rise to the top. We’re well into the new season and just two weeks away from the U.S. Open. We’re also coming off a week in which Rory McIlroy and new world No. 1 Adam Scott each won. Wouldn’t you love to see a Rory/Adam battle at Memorial?

With so many stars in the field this week, it’s tough to pinpoint a clear favorite. Here are five players you should definitely keep a close eye on, though.

To read about the 5 players to watch, click HERE.

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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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