Golf News – May 28, 2021

PUMA Golf Introduces Its Latest Excellent Golf Wear Collection, Inspired by Sport, Lifestyle and Street Culture

CARLSBAD, CA – Today’s golfer comes from all walks of life. They are fashion conscious, with on course style that reflects their experiences and their backgrounds. Today, golf culture has a new dress code, and PUMA’s latest Excellent Golf Wear collection was inspired by these new golfers who bring their own sense of fashion, culture, and individuality to the course.

PUMA Golf’s 2021 Excellent Golf Wear Collection (EGW) is performance sportswear designed to meet the needs of the modern golfer; equally suited for a trip to the gym, for a drink with friends or an afternoon nine. This versatile collection blends golf and streetwear through lifestyle silhouettes that are fabricated to perform on the course yet deliver comfort and style for everyday life. For the new EGW assortment, PUMA designers took inspiration from sport and street culture, designing for every aspect of a golfer’s life, re-working classic lifestyle pieces with subtle branding elements, for the perfect blend of technicality, style and comfort.

The 2021 EGW collection includes:

  • EGW CLOUDSPUN PM CREWNECK – Your favorite crewneck just got even better. The CLOUDSPUN PM Crew is the perfect layering piece to wear on course, to the office, or the 19th hole.
  • EGW CLOUDSPUN AM CREW – A short sleeve crew, perfect for brunch with friends or crushing drives during a morning range session.
  • EGW CLOUDSPUN MAT HENLEY – This soft henley will be a staple in your closet, delivering performance, comfort and a whole lot of style.
  • EGW CLOUDSPUN PUSHCART POCKET TEE – Takes fabric, feel and fit to a new level. Featuring a functional chest pocket, this tee will spice up your everyday attire. 
  • EGW 9-HOLE JOGGER  – Designed for travel, lounging, or cool days at the range. A performance jogger designed with an elastic waistband and bunch cuff at the bottom for extreme comfort with an elevated feel.  Will pair well with a pair of sneakers or your new PUMA RS-G golf shoes.
  • EGW WALKER SHORT  – The athletic-inspired short you will want to live in. Featuring an elastic waistband and faux fly, these shorts will give you the ultimate in freedom of movement while still looking refined enough to pass as a golf short.
  • PUMA Golf Wear Circle Patch Cap  – Featuring a moisture-wicking sweatband, breathable mesh back panels and a premium silicone EGW circle patch this is a cap sure to get you noticed.

The 2021 EGW collection will be available at retail beginning April 27, 2021.

Visit PUMA Golf HERE

Forest Dunes Announces New 10-Hole Short Course Will be Named Bootlegger

ROSCOMMON, MI – Northern Michigan’s Forest Dunes, one of the country’s most acclaimed golf destinations, announces that its new short course will be named Bootlegger. The resort’s latest golf attraction opened for limited preview play last fall and will open full time May 6. The 10-hole, 1,135-yard short course was designed by rising stars Keith Rhebb and Riley Johns.

Situated on a peaceful, rolling bulge of land positioned perfectly between The Loop and Forest Dunes courses and near the spacious clubhouse, pavilion, practice area and massive HillTop Putting Course, the Bootlegger, with fun, strategic holes measuring between 65 and 150 yards, is the new focal point and energetic hot spot for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

The Bootlegger was named in homage to the land where Forest Dunes’ award-winning courses now sit. The property was originally owned by automotive magnate William Durant, founder of General Motors and an iconic figure in early 20th century America. As legend has it, a significant parcel of the land was sold to a group of mafiosos (The Purple Gang) in the 1930s.

The Bootlegger’s creatively designed greens are constructed to funnel balls toward pin locations, improving the likelihood of ever-elusive holes-in-one, while a few tee shots tempt you to make use of strategic slopes and banks instead of flying it in the air. The greens showcase a variety of subtle shapes, many being bowl-shaped and some resembling catcher’s mitts or tabletops. In addition, music will also be incorporated into the fun with 16 speakers strategically placed throughout the course.

A unique feature on the course will be that holes 1 and 10 are crossover holes. “The land gave us such a great canvas to create something fun that offers a ‘welcoming handshake’ to entry-level players and says ‘this is what golf can be.’ Here you can go out in your flip flops and hit flop shots with a few buddies, try to make an ace on every hole, or use a putter off the tee to try and run one on the green,” says Johns.

Not only does the design lend itself to great on-course fun, its routing also incorporates Forest Dunes’ bustling social scene, with the entire first hole and 10th viewable from the pavilion. “The pavilion is the social hub, it’s where music is playing and people are having drinks, so we wanted to take some of that liveliness and put it into play somehow,” Johns adds.

The prime location of Bootlegger will easily entice guests to play it before or after a round on The Loop or Forest Dunes or any time they’re staying on the resort grounds. Music, bare feet and eightsomes are all fair game on Bootlegger. Rhebb and Johns created an experience that will drive new incredible energy and lasting memories for locals and guests.

Home to the celebrated Tom Weiskopf-designed Forest Dunes course and the innovative reversible Tom Doak layout, The Loop, and the 18-hole two-acre Hilltop Putting Course, Forest Dunes offers one of the most complete and unique golfing destinations for golf aficionados and buddy trips.

Visit Forest Dunes HERE

Bridgestone Golf Announces First Tee Edition e6 Golf Ball Available Exclusively in Partnership With PGA Tour Superstore

COVINGTON, GA – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, announced today that a special First Tee edition e6 will be available exclusively through PGA Tour Superstore. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to First Tee, a youth development organization that helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf.

“We’re very pleased to offer this special First Tee edition e6, exclusively at PGA Tour Superstore,” said Dan Murphy, President and CEO, Bridgestone Golf. “For decades, First Tee has done very fine work, helping young people learn and grow through the game of golf, building strong individuals and communities. It is an honor to create a dedicated product where the proceeds from the sales will bolster their charitable endeavors.”

The e6 is the longest running model in Bridgestone’s current lineup and the latest model, new for 2021, features a larger, softer core for an exceptionally pleasing, responsive feel and added distance for moderate swing speed players. The new design, which is specifically tailored to modern players who value a ball that provides a very soft feel at impact. The unique model that benefits First Tee can be identified by the sticker on the front of the box.

The First Tee edition e6 is available in white and optic yellow and can be found exclusively at PGA Tour Superstores immediately.

Visit Bridgestone Golf 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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