Golf News – May 31, 2024

Cantigny Golf Celebrates Historic Groundbreaking for Golf Course Renovation

WHEATON, IL – Representatives from The McCormick Foundation, KemperSports, Cantigny Golf and Quitno Golf Design gathered today to celebrate the start of a 3-year renovation project that will reinvigorate all three, 9-hole courses starting with Hillside in 2024. The renovation project is the evolution and modernization of Cantigny Golf’s 35-year commitment to delivering one of the best golf experiences in Chicagoland public golf.

“This is an incredibly proud day for all of us at Cantigny Golf,” said Tim Knight – CEO, McCormick Foundation. “This renovation will ensure the long-term playability of our classic public golf course while highlighting the beautiful natural setting of Cantigny Park.”

With the renovation work being done by renowned golf course architect, Todd Quitno, the renovation will start with Hillside (2024) before moving on to Woodside (2025) and Lakeside (2026). During that time, 18 holes will remain open. In addition to an updated irrigation system, the renovation will open site lines throughout the course to highlight the unique natura beauty of the property.

“Cantigny Golf has always been committed to delivering an exceptional golf experience while also growing the game of golf,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “This renovation reiterates that commitment to maintaining Cantigny as one of the best courses in the Chicago area and the country.”

Visit Cantigny Golf HERE

Newton Golf Shafts Introduces a Weekly Motion Driver Performance Pool Program for PGA TOUR Champions Players

CAMARILLO, CA – Sacks Parente Golf Company, Inc., a technology forward golf company with a growing portfolio of golf products, including putters, golf shafts, golf grips, and other related accessories, announces the launch of a Weekly Performance Pool program for players on the PGA TOUR Champions using Newton Motion driver shafts.

The incentive program offers the opportunity for players on the PGA TOUR Champions to compete for prize money based on their individual performance with the Newton Motion shaft in their driver at any given tournament. Unlike traditional prize structures, participants will only compete against others within the pool, enhancing the excitement and camaraderie among players swinging a Newton Motion driver shaft.

“We started the program because of the positive feedback we have been getting and the building curiosity among the players,” said SPG Executive Chairman Greg Campbell. “It started with staff player Ken Duke using it, and then the word about the proprietary technology in the shaft began to spread among other players. Additionally, with Doug Barron’s recent major championship victory with the shaft has further proven its impact, and we wanted to provide other PGA TOUR Champions players with the opportunity to experience the same benefits.”

Participation in the Weekly Performance Pool is open to any player on the PGA TOUR Champions, regardless of their status. To qualify, players first notify the Company of their intent to participate in the program via a simple agreement. Then, they are confirmed to be using the Newton Motion driver shafts via Darrell Survey, the golf industry’s leading independent and impartial arbiter of equipment usage. To be eligible for the Weekly Performance Pool, players must play the Newton Golf Motion shaft in their driver exclusively for all competitive rounds in a given tournament event to be eligible for the Weekly Performance Pool.

Payouts will be distributed based on performance against other players in the program. In addition to the weekly payouts, Newton Golf Shafts will reward any participating player who wins an event outright with a significant bonus, as well as the first-place weekly payout. This bonus will be doubled for a PGA TOUR Champions Major Championship win, providing further incentive for players.

Visit Newton Golf Shafts HERE

SuperStroke Congratulates Davis Riley on Five-Shot Victory
at The Charles Schwab Challenge

WIXOM, MI – SuperStroke, the No. 1 Putter Grip in golf and the leader in innovative Tour-proven golf grip technology, congratulates rising PGA TOUR star Davis Riley on capturing his second career win by outdistancing the Charles Schwab Challenge field by five strokes.

Riley posted rounds of 66-64-66-70 to finish 14-under-par while using a SuperStroke Zenergy Pistol Tour putter grip. The 27-year-old former University of Alabama standout holed an impressive 100 feet of putts over four rounds and led the field for the week in key statistical categories including Strokes Gained: Total (17.293) and Birdies Made (20). This was Riley’s first solo win on the PGA TOUR with his first official victory having come in the 2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He collected a $1.638 million winner’s check, the traditional red plaid blazer, and a hand-built 1975 Schwab Corvette Stingray.

SuperStroke’s Zenergy Pistol putter grips merge a pistol-style top section that helps golfers lock in their upper hand position with “No Taper Technology” to help golfers maintain even grip pressure and boost the consistency of their stroke.

Part of SuperStroke’s groundbreaking Zenergy line, the Pistol Tour features:

  • Enhanced SPYNE™ Technology – The new SPYNE™ Technology has an improved, embossed ridge along the underside of the grip, engineered to make it easier to square the face at impact.
  • New Multi-Zone Texturing – Strategically placed textured in high-sensory areas designed to optimize feedback and comfort from the incredibly soft polyurethane outer layer.
  • No Taper Technology – Our patented No Taper minimizes grip pressure with an advanced parallel design that enables golfers to quiet their hands and add consistency to their stroke.

SuperStroke grips are trusted by hundreds of top professional golfers. So far in 2024, SuperStroke users have won 28 tournaments on golf’s major professional tours, totaling more than $29 million in first-place prize money in those events.

SuperStroke’s putter grip line is a product of relentless innovation, fueled by feedback from more than 600 tour pros. From signature shapes and sizes to cutting-edge materials, SuperStroke delivers unprecedented features into every putter grip while connecting golfer and putter like no other product on the market.

Visit SuperStroke HERE

Duca Del Cosma Celebrates Women’s Golf Day With Bold Shoe Lines

NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – Luxury Italian golf fashion brand Duca del Cosma is celebrating Women’s Golf Day with an unrivalled selection of bold SS24 golf shoes that merge top-performance and fashionable looks to offer female golfers something totally different to choose from.

The handcrafted SS24 women’s golf shoe collection is comprised of 20 super stylish designs in almost 40 distinctive colorways that dare to be different, while providing a combination of avant-garde looks and top performance. This season’s styles feature the most premium materials and a host of functional golf shoe innovations to deliver top comfort and stability.

“The aim of Women’s Golf Day is about empowering women and girls through golf and we believe our latest comprehensive offering delivers on that front,” said Caroline van Wezel, PR & Brand Director at Duca del Cosma. “The stunning designs are truly in a league of their own and ensure women feel totally confident to enjoy their time on the golf course, while playing at their best.

“Our shoes provide a superb feel-good factor off the course too, which is so important for many golfers considering their next golf shoe purchase and we believe this is what sets Duca del Cosma apart,” she added.

The brand has highlighted a standout selection of shoes to celebrate on Women’s Golf Day this year. These include the chic OLIVERA in Lime/Grey, Cognac/Blue/Grey and Orchid/Pink; dazzling AVIVA with an eye-catching animal print design; fashion-forward BOREAL style in Silver and White; vibrant PADOVA in White/Gold, plus the versatile GIORDANA shoe in White/Orchid/Lilac and White.

Visit Duca DEl Cosma HERE

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