Golf News – May 30, 2014

Golf News – May 30, 2014


Callaway Footwear & Eyewear Announces its 2014 Product Line

May 30, 2014 – Just in time for Summer Callaway Eyewear is pleased to announce its 2014 product line available at retail on March 15. Engineered for golf, Callaway Eyewear features NEOX™ lenses and Callaway NEOX Transitions® adaptive sun lenses, which automatically adapt their level of tint in response to changing outdoor light conditions on the golf course.

“NEOX and NEOX Transitions lenses are recognized by golfers as the leading visual performance technology in golf specific sunglasses,” said Brad Handelman, President Callaway Footwear & Eyewear.

The 2014 product line consists of a three-tiered product line.  The Sports Series (MAP $99.00) features NEOX lenses and high quality injection molded Grilamid frames in six golf-friendly frame and lens configurations that balance style and performance features such as no-slip rubberized surfaces in areas where frames contact the skin enhance golfers’ on course experience.  The Tech Series (MAP $99.00 to $129.00) features carbon composite and metallic frames with NEOX lenses in styles designed to look good on and off the golf course.  The Tour Series (MAP $199.00), features NEOX Transitions sun lenses in three strong but lightweight aluminum magnesium frames that set the pace for style and performance on and off the golf course.

“We are extremely pleased with our continuing relationship with Transitions, the acknowledged leader in adaptive lens technology,” Handelman added.  “We expect to continue to collaborate on future products, and we have plans for some exciting new NEOX Transitions lens products in the near future.”

The Callaway Eyewear line also includes Callaway’s-popular Scorecard Readers featuring unique spring-hinged stainless steel temples that fold easily into an attractive flip-top case.  Scorecard Readers are available in reading powers of +1.50, +2.00, +2.50 and +3.00.

For more information on the complete 2014 Callaway Footwear product line, please visit


PING excels at NCAA men’s and women’s golf championships

PHOENIX (May 29, 2014) –PING’s significant presence in both team support and equipment played an influential role in the success of men and women at the NCAA Division I Golf Championships. Among the highlights, PING bags were #1 at both tournaments, and the S55 iron was #1 among the men.

PING-supported teams finished 1-2 on the men’s side, with the University of Alabama and Oklahoma State University, respectively, at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. Both teams wore PING apparel and headwear, carried PING bags, and several players relied on PING clubs. The winner of the individual title utilized an i20 driver.

PING won the driver count, was #1 in all woods played, and was T1 in the iron tally at the women’s championships at Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

“We have been a proud and enthusiastic supporter of college golf for many years, and it’s a thrill to be affiliated with these accomplished teams and the men and women who represent their schools so well,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “College is a special time, and these are memories they’ll cherish forever as teammates. We share in their excitement, and we’ll continue to give schools the support and the tools they need to help their teams perform their best.”

Scott Sullivan, Senior Player Development Manager, said PING’s affiliation with a number of college programs has helped the company forge long-lasting relationships. “As a result of our scouting efforts, we’ve been fortunate to follow many of these golfers as they climbed through the amateur ranks,” Sullivan said. “To see them become standout players at elite schools and win titles is gratifying as a company. Whether they go on to play professionally or they pursue other careers, we hope to continue their brand loyalty long-term because it sends a positive message to be associated with influential people.”


Tiger Woods withdraws from U.S. Open, still unsure of date he’ll return

DUBLIN, Ohio – Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months.
It will be the second U.S. Open, and sixth major, he has missed because of injury over the last six years.

The U.S. Open is June 12-15 at Pinehurst No. 2, where Woods tied for third in 1999 and was runner-up in 2005. The announcement on his website was not surprising. A week ago at a promotional event for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, Woods said he still had not taken a full swing with a golf club and did not know when he could.

He had microdiscetomy surgery to relieve a pinched nerve on March 31.

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