Golf News – May 31, 2017

COBRA GOLF INTRODUCES ITS LARGEST, MOST FORGIVING HYBRID EVER – THE KING OVERSIZED HYBRID

New KING OS Hybrid Is The Perfect Complement to Cobra’s Popular KING OS Irons

Cobra Golf, a leader in golf club innovation and design, unveiled today the ideal complement to its celebrated KING Oversized Irons, the new KING Oversized Hybrid. The oversized profile coupled with improved performance technologies deliver an easy to hit long iron replacement built for explosive distance and maximum forgiveness.

The KING OS Hybrid utilizes a wider, oversized clubhead shape to improve confidence at address and provide high launch and maximum MOI for a straighter, extremely forgiving ball-flight.  In addition, the larger PWRSHELL face increases the Sweet Zone™ providing more speed and distance on off-center hits.

“Last fall we introduced our popular KING Oversized irons and now we have a super game improvement hybrid to perfectly complement that set,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D for COBRA Golf. “The oversized head will provide golfers with even more speed and distance on off-center contact without sacrificing forgiveness or control.”

In addition, the KING OS Hybrid employs several of COBRA’s cutting-edge innovations, including a PWRSHELLTM Face to deliver more flex at impact providing extreme speed and higher launching ball flights across all points of contact on the clubface.  Further enhancing the perfect blend of forgiveness and power, the club blends Internal Tungsten Weighting to strategically position the CG low and deep with a TeXtremeTM Carbon Fiber Crown that saves 8g of weight compared to traditional steel hybrid crowns for higher launching, lower spinning shots from a variety of lies.

“As is the case in our award-winning KING OS irons, the key to distance is lower CG and less spin, which is a big challenge when you create a larger clubhead,” said Olsavsky. “Our multi-material head construction and strategically-engineered tungsten weighting in our KING OS Hybrids allow us to achieve the lower CG while still providing a head profile that inspires confidence at address.”

he KING OS Hybrid features COBRA’s propriety MyFly8TM with SmartPadTM adjustability technologies helping golfers to manage desired trajectory and fine tune launch conditions to maximize distance, while keeping the clubface square at address regardless of loft setting.

The KING OS Hybrid in RH or LH, is available beginning Friday, June 2, 2017 in store and at www.cobragolf.com.  The KING OS Hybrid is available in 3-4H (19-22 degrees), 4-5H (22-25 degrees) and 5-6H (25-28 degree) models.. Each KING OS Hybrid features a black Lamkin Crossline grip and comes stock with a UST Recoil 460 ES graphite shaft (in Xstiff, Stiff, Regular and Lite flexes) for $249 MAP. An 8-piece combo set composition (will be available on July 8, 2017): Steel shaft irons; graphite hybrids – 3-4H, 4-5H, 6-PW, GW ($1099); All graphite: 3-4H, 4-5H, 6-PW, GW ($1,199).

 

For more information on the entire KING family of products, visit www.cobragolf.com

Loudmouth Golf Releases Summer 2017 Collection

With 13 new designs, there’s a perfect pattern for every occasion in your summer schedule!

Foster City, CA (May 30, 2017) – Loudmouth Golf, the worldwide leader in bold and bright golf and sports fan apparel, has launched their summer 2017 collection, consisting of 13 vivacious patterns. This collection has it all; embroidery, florals, patriotic, photo-realistic prints, novelties, and the staple, brightly colored geometrics. There will also be three new patterns added to the Woodworth Collection, Loudmouth’s line of performance golf apparel.

“Our summer collection is always one of my favorites to design,” says Loudmouth Founder & Designer, Woody! “This collection is all about color. I want to make sure everyone gets noticed with these bright hues (or the huge doughnuts on your pants) and you certainly will.”

The Loudmouth Golf Summer 2017 Collection is now in stock in both men’s and women’s silhouettes in the USA, Canada, Australia, and UK/Europe. Select designs are available through Loudmouth’s Made-to-Order shop in pants, shorts, mini-shorts, capris, skorts, sport coats, knickerbockers and vests. Loudmouth’s Made-to-Order shop allows customers to customize the length, waist size, and design features of their garment to provide the ultimate fit. Loudmouth’s apparel is made from 97% cotton and 3% spandex. Loudmouth’s Woodworth Collection is made in 100% stretch-tech performance poly.

For more information, visit loudmouthgolf.com.

Kaua‘i Golf Launches New Full-Service Booking Site for Golf Packages & Tee Times

GoGolfKauai.com brings ease to booking vacations in paradise

(KAUA’I, Hawaii) – Planning the perfect golf getaway has never been easier thanks to the launch of Kaua‘i Golf’s new stay-and-play travel site GoGolfKauai.com.

GoGolfKauai.com simplifies the search process when planning a relaxing island escape. Featuring five critically acclaimed courses and three lodging partners, the site is a one-stop shop for booking golf and hotel packages on the beautiful island of Kaua‘i. Whether looking for a luxurious weeklong stay or a quick weekend getaway, GoGolfKauai.com helps visitors create their ideal itinerary.

“In today’s hectic world of work and stress, having a resource as convenient as GoGolfKauai.com makes booking trips to our island a breeze,” says Craig Sasada, Poipu Bay Director of Golf.

Kaua‘i golf courses are known for their “best-in-kind” accolades, annually ranking among America’s finest. Princeville Makai Golf Club, Poipu Bay Golf Course and The Ocean Course at Hokuala provide guests with stunning ocean views and world-class designs by Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones, Jr.  Puakea and Wailua golf courses are favorites among travelers and locals alike, appreciated for their exceptional layouts, coconut trees, lush mountains and Pacific Ocean views. 

Bucket-list golf travelers can choose from among several island lodging options. Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa’s many amenities help guests enjoy their own personal paradise. Uniquely situated on Kalapaki Bay, Kaua‘i Marriott Resort is surrounded by lush, tropical rainforests where visitors can both surf and golf in one convenient location. Courtyard Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach is a relaxing oceanfront hotel close to great golf and Kapaa Town, a place where shopping fans have many places to peruse.

Kaua‘i is home to miles of sandy beaches, towering waterfalls, and breathtaking scenery. To experience for yourself, visit GoGolfKauai.com to begin planning your next vacation on Hawaii’s Island of Discovery.

Nippon Shaft Wins At Colonial CC And At The LPGA Volvik Championship

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 30, 2017) – The native South Carolinian who used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX-flex steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS” Wedge 125 steel shafts in his wedges won last week’s PGA TOUR event at venerable Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Meanwhile, the champion of the LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan used Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO 950 GH to shoot 19-under par with rounds of 68-67-66-68-269 to win by one stroke. She earned $195,000 for the victory. The victory was the seventh for the 2016 Women’s Bronze Medalist at the Rio Olympics.

It was the second PGA TOUR victory for the 33-year-old veteran who shot 10-under par with rounds of 67-67-70-66-270 for the week. On his back nine, he made four birdies, one bogey, and a clutch par putt on the 18th hole to secure a one-stroke victory and avoid a playoff. He earned $1.24 million for the victory.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate a player known as one of the Tour’s top ball strikers on his victory at a venue where the great Ben Hogan won five times,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for Nippon Shaft. “And we would like to congratulate an LPGA player who once again has proven herself to be among the top performers on the premier women’s circuit. We are proud that both trust our products to compete at the highest level of golf in the world.”

Earlier this month, the Colonial champion was part of a two-man team that finished runner up at New Orleans after he forced a Monday playoff with a dramatic chip-in on the 18th hole.

The popularity of Nippon Shaft on the world’s major men’s tours continues to grow with over 140 players on the PGA TOUR and European Tour utilizing steel shafts created by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer. Players utilizing Nippon Shaft’s MODUS” products won six times so far this season, including in Dubai, Augusta, Bay Hill and China.

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 pro circuit.

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.

 

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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