Golf News – May 9, 2019

Bridgestone’s e6 Golf Ball Reformulated for Slower Swing Speed Players Who Seek Maximum Distance and Super Soft Feel

COVINGTON, GA –  Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, announced today that it has reformulated its e6 golf ball to afford fantastic value for moderate-swing-speed players who seek maximum driving distance and buttery soft feel.

The new Bridgestone Golf e6 features a 2-piece, low-compression construction to ensure that players with slower swing speeds can fully activate the core on tee shots, delivering increased distance throughout the bag. The new ball also provides players with a super soft feel thanks to its low compression core.

“The e-Family of Bridgestone golf balls keeps getting better and better,” said Elliot Mellow, Golf Ball Marketing Manager – Bridgestone Golf. “With the recent introduction of e12 SOFT and SPEED, we’ve ensured that players who love the feel and playability of a 3-piece, surlyn construction golf ball have two distinct swing speed options in our e-product lineup. In addition, now we have reformulated the e6 to provide a more economical option for consumers who are seeking distance and super soft feel.”

Complementing the new e6 golf ball is the slightly lower compression e6 LADY. Delivering the same reliable distance with an even softer feel, the e6 LADY is designed to help female players get the ball air born easier and provide added distance on shots where it is needed most.

The e6 is available in white and optic yellow color options, while the e6 LADY is available in white and optic pink hues.

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PING Introduces Counter-balanced, High-MOI Sigma 2 Valor 400

PHOENIX, AZ – Elevating stability and forgiveness to a new level, PING today introduced its highest-MOI Sigma 2 putter model to date, the Valor 400. The counter-balanced mallet is engineered with a 400-gram head and custom built with a 15″ grip and a 38″ shaft with 50 grams added to the butt end to promote a stable, pendulum-style stroke. The mallet shares the same alignment geometries, heel-toe ballast profile and stealth finish as the 365-gram Sigma 2 Valor, which was introduced in November of 2018.

The new model has the same dual-durometer PEBAX face material found across the Sigma 2 series, offering a softer front layer to ensure the precision necessary for shorter, delicate must-makes. The firmer back layer offers the solid feedback and distance control required for holing longer-range putts and improving overall consistency. “The Sigma 2 Valor 400 retains that soft yet lively feel from the highly innovative face technology of the Sigma 2 family,” Solheim said. “It provides a pure, consistent roll and has resonated with golfers of all abilities.”

PING’s patented TR face pattern is also at work to enhance touch and pace. The TR face varies in depth to speed up off-center impacts for consistent ball speeds.

On shorter putts in particular, the added stability of the heel-toe ballast and 400-gram design offer a big performance advantage, and can be especially effective with golfers who have a slower stroke tempo. This putter can be custom built as either a face-balanced or mid-hang design.

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V1 Pro Rob Labritz Qualifies for PGA Championship with T-8 Finish at PGA Professional Championship

NOVI , MI – V1 pro and GlenArbor Golf Club (Bedford Hills, NY) director of golf Rob Labritz fired steady rounds of 71-72-71-73 to finish even par and tie for eighth place at the 2019 PGA Professional Championship at Belfair Golf Club in Bluffton, SC. Labritz’s performance puts him among the 20 golfers who earned spots to compete in golf’s second major championship of the season, the 2019 PGA Championship which will be contested May 16 – 19 at Bethpage Black Golf Course in Farmingdale, NY.

No stranger to the spotlight, Labritz was the Low Club Professional at 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits and is the six-time Westchester Golf Association Player of the Year and three-time Metropolitan PGA Section Player of the Year. More importantly, Labritz is a three-time winner of the Lenox Advisors/NFP New York State Open, which is contested annually Bethpage Black. Labritz won the event there in 2008, 2011 and 2016.

Labritz confirmed he’ll be using V1 technology at the PGA Championship as he practices and prepares. “The V1 Pro golf instruction app is a godsend. If I ever need to look at my swing or find what part of my game I need to fine-tune, I just break out my phone and record my swings so I can do an immediate analysis. It’s a great little secret weapon out there,” Labritz says.

In many of those 11,000-hours-worth of lessons, Labritz says he likes to employ face-on and down-the-line cameras paired with V1 Pro HD golf instruction software and sometimes even uses overhead video to pinpoint swing and set-up tendencies and correct them. “V1 is one of the most valuable tools I use as an instructor. I use it all the time on my game and for my students,” he adds.

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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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