(VÄxjö, Sweden) – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of functional golf clothing for serious players and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – announces the signing of Web.com Tour players Taylor Pendrith, Greg Yates and Doug Letson who will compete in the brand’s range of premium outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories.
Pendrith is currently No. 26 on the Money List and the 24-year-old Canadian has already recorded two top-25 finishes in 2016. Pendrith is joined by 24-year-old Yates, who boasts four top-25 career finishes and 26-year-old Letson, who turned professional in 2013.
“Taylor, Greg and Doug are all talented players and outstanding gentlemen and will be great additions to the Galvin Green staff player roster,” says Andrew Creed, President of Galvin Green USA. “They’ll join more than 20 elite players around the globe who trust Galvin Green to look and perform their best.”
Based in Sweden, Galvin Green is a pure golf brand that developed the sport’s first apparel layering system – the Multi-Layer Concept – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance.
Galvin Green was recently selected as the Official Team Supplier of Outerwear to the 2016 and 2018 European Ryder Cup Teams. Through this partnership, the company will provide its premium waterproof garments to the captains, vice captains, team members and their caddies during the upcoming matches at Hazeltine National Golf Club (2016) and Le Golf National (2018).
Also distinguishing the brand is its new ‘Dress for the Weather’ app. Free on the App Store or Google Play, the app provides detailed five-day forecasts for thousands of courses in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe, and recommends ideal layering solutions for expected levels of heat, precipitation and wind speed.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 2, 2016) – With Nippon Shaft products installed in both his irons and wedges, a 20-year-old Chinese player came from behind Sunday (May 1) to win the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & Country Club in Beijing.
A birdie on the 17th hole ultimately provided a three-stroke margin of victory for the European PGA Tour’s youngest winner of the season, who shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 in the final round to claim his first victory on the European Tour.
The champion used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 shafts in both his irons and wedges en route to rounds of 69-67-66-64. He earned €450,176 or $518,744 in prize money.
The Chilean pro who finished runner-up at 19-under also used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3Tour 120 shafts in his irons.
“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the Volvo China Open on his first European Tour victory,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are confident that the future holds even more success for this promising young player. Nippon Shaft is honored that he, like many of the world’s best golfers, choose to use our products to compete at the highest level.”
Nippon Shaft’s popularity on the world’s major golf tours grew significantly in 2015, with 106 players on the PGA TOUR and European Tour combined utilizing steel shafts built by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer, an increase of over 50 percent compared to the prior year when 70 major Tour pros used Nippon Shaft.
“Nippon Shaft is proud and gratified that its product penetration continues to experience meaningful growth year after year on the world’s major men’s golf tours,” said Fukuda.
In the 2014-15 season, Nippon Shaft players won 16 times on the world’s top tours, including the PGA TOUR, European Tour, Web.com Tour, Challenge Tour and the LPGA Tour.
Seven of the 30 contestants in the PGA TOUR’s TOUR Championship used Nippon Shaft steel shafts in their irons and/or wedges.
The iron shaft models used by golf’s elite players were the N.S. PRO 950GH, the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130, N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120, N.S. PRO MODUS3 TOUR 105 shaft, and N.S. PRO MODUS3 PROTOTYPE ORA steel shafts.
In addition, more than 70 players used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 WEDGE shafts, which were designed exclusively for wedges, utilizing unique technologies that contribute to high levels of stability and feel in the short game. The WEDGE shafts were released to the public in March of 2015.
Meanwhile, Nippon Shaft continues to be the preferred shaft on the LPGA Tour, with several players having recorded victories on the world’s predominant women’s tour.
Over the years, Nippon Shaft recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.
Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Nippon Shaft’s dedicated global club fitter network. Details of these can be found at www.nipponshaft.com
Golf Pride Teams Up With The First Tee Of The Sandhills To Help Teach Youth Life Lessons Through Golf
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division has finalized an agreement to become the Volunteer Program Sponsor of The First Tee of the Sandhills through 2018. As part of the partnership, Golf Pride employees will serve as volunteers with The First Tee of the Sandhills, some with after school curriculum programs and others as mentors, connecting their life and work experiences with youth in our communities. Additionally, staff will support the organization’s efforts to recruit and train coaches to conduct its programming.
The First Tee of the Sandhills delivers the Life Skills Experience curriculum to kids and teens in a six county geography. This curriculum, which teaches life lessons and leadership skills through the game of golf, was developed by experts in the field of positive youth development and is delivered by coaches who have trained through The First Tee Coach Program. In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, The First Tee’s character, education and life skills programs are based on the organization’s Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, helping kids and teens prepare for success at school, at home and in their community.
“We are proud to partner with The First Tee to help introduce more kids to the invaluable life skills and character development lessons that are fundamental to the game of golf,” said Jamie Ledford, president of Golf Pride. “Golf is an integral piece of this community, and it is very important to me personally and to our organization, that we support our local chapter to enhance children’s development and create stronger leaders of tomorrow.”
Jay Biggs, The First Tee of the Sandhills Board President and Senior Vice President of Golf & Club Operations at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club was thrilled to hear the news received from Golf Pride. “Collectively we are working together to make an impact in our communities. Golf Pride has chosen to align their chapter support at the heart of our efforts, our volunteers. As we jointly work together to grow our volunteer strength, we will in turn be able to impact more children through expanded and enhanced program offerings on and off the golf course.”
Fujikura Golf Shafts Were Played To Capture Both The PGA Zurich Classic And The LPGA Volunteers Of America Texas Shoot Out
In addition to these notable victories, Fujikura Golf also won the driver and wood shaft count at the LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shoot Out and the Japan LPGA Cyber Agent Ladies Golf Tournament.
Vista, Calif. – May 2, 2016 – Fujikura Golf, known for designing and producing the world’s best performance golf shafts, proudly announces that the company has enjoyed another triumphant weekend on both the PGA and LPGA Tour respectively.
Reports developed by the golf equipment reporting agency the Darrell Survey, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans Champion played a Fujikura Speeder Golf Shaft in his Callaway Great Big Bertha Driver. The same agency verified that the LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shoot Out Champion played a Fujikura Rombax Golf Shaft in her TaylorMade RocketBallz 3-Wood and Fujikura’s PRO Golf Shafts in her two TaylorMade Burner Hybrids.
“We are thrilled to be associated with these two victories. Fujikura considers every win a personal victory for the company. The entire team works diligently to produce these types of results. We extend our congratulations to both of these great golf professionals,” commented Fujikura Golf Marketing Manager Stephanie Hartgraves.
Fujikura Golf also led the Driver and Woods Golf Shaft Count at the LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shoot Out with 41 Fujikura Driver Golf Shafts in play and 147 Fujikura Wood Golf Shafts in play. At the Japan LPGA Cyber Agent Ladies, Fujikura dominated the field with 175 Wood Shafts in plays which was 31.2% of the total field and 35 Driver Golf Shafts in play.
“These outstanding results included a variety of Fujikura Golf Shafts but there is one commonality, they all were developed with our proprietary fitting and testing enso® Technology – the real differentiator between us and the competition,” added Hartgraves.
About enso® Technology:
More than a singular technology, enso® represents our commitment to advancing elegant, enlightened shaft design and performance at the highest levels, accounting for the full array of the swing, club head, and shaft dynamics in the design process. This holistic approach to shaft development and biomechanics includes a proprietary system which can measure thousands of swings and club performance at both pre and post impact. These shaft recordings illustrate shaft deflection, twist and club head performance based on shaft movement.