Golf News – November 14, 2019


Tinley Park, Illinois: Bettinardi Golf, the specialist in precision milled putters and developer of one-piece technology, announces the Next Generation 2020 BB Series and INOVAI 6.0 from master club maker Robert J. Bettinardi and Sam Bettinardi.

Following another successful year on tour with six professional victories, Bettinardi Golf has taken direct input from the world’s best golfers, expanded R&D, and introduced new milling techniques from their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just outside of Chicago, IL, to bring amateur golfers the advanced 2020 lineup. With 20-plus years in the golf business, Bettinardi is proud to continue to innovate and move into the next generation with these seven world-class putters.

Completely Re-engineered INOVAI Series

Based completely on Tour feedback, Sam Bettinardi makes his mark on the 2020 INOVAI 6.0 series alongside Robert, to offer players greater feel benefits without using any inserts, while still retaining high M.O.I. numbers. By using 303 Stainless Steel as the front contact area, and using the 6061 Military Grade Aluminum to act as key alignment guides and increase M.O.I., The INOVAI family of putters have the best feel to date, with superior stability.

The INOVAI 6.0 Series includes three all-new models built with three Tour-inspired neck options. Bettinardi introduces the 2020 INOVAI Rev 6.0 Crescent Neck (left-handed model), 6.0 Center Shaft, and 6.0 Spud Neck. Each head shape was precision-milled construction to a precise 358 grams with their Major-proven F.I.T. Face milling for a super soft feel at impact.

“When our Tour staffers tested out the prototypes, they immediately put the putter in play and it’s yet to leave their bags. That’s an amazing testament coming from the world’s best golfers,” said Sam Bettinardi, Vice President of Bettinardi Golf

As with all Bettinardi putters, developing the Next Generation BB Series and INOVAI 6.0 was a family affair.

“It’s a special putter for me. From taking the initial feedback from Tour, to working alongside my father on the engineering side, reversing our bi-metal technology for a more solid feeling MOI putter with a one-piece Crescent neck, I believe together we have developed a break-through in putter feel, design, and technology.”

Next Generation BB Series

Twenty years removed from the first BB Series line in 1999, Robert J. Bettinardi continues his reign using American ingenuity and expert craftsmanship, along with PGA Tour success to bring golfers the most advanced BB Series lineup yet. Refined with a measure of distinct elegance, the brand-new BB Series includes distinguished classics, including a traditional blade in the BB1 (left-handed model), Tour-inspired BB1-Flow, new BB8-Wide, and new BB45 mallet. Each BB Series putter is crafted from the finest Soft Carbon Steel, precision-milled to 350 grams, and given an optimized Super-Fly Face Milling for the finest, most responsive face milling, without the use of inserts.

“With the new BB Series, we’re mixing classic Bettinardi favorites with next-generation advancements. We precision-milled, refined and perfected each model, and brought cleaner radiuses, tighter milled lines, and added a super-durable Glacier Black finish. I truly feel like this BB Series encompasses the core of Bettinardi.” said Robert J. Bettinardi.

New Appearance & Premium Components

The BB Series is completed in an all-new, super durable Glacier Black finish for a more traditional black appearance from the previous generation, with the company’s signature red, white, and blue paint scheme. The INOVAI Series is completed in a new striking Cobalt Blue finish across the 6061 Aluminum body with a clean and classic Platinum-finished face. All 2020 Bettinardi putters will be paired with all-new premium Tour-grade components, starting at the shaft and new Lamkin SINK Fit grip.

Each putter is hand-crafted in Bettinardi Golf’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility from the finest, high-quality metals, including American 303 Stainless Steel and High Grade 6061 Military Aluminum (INOVAI) and single-piece milled Soft Carbon Steel using hi-tech CNC milling technology, craftsmanship, with every putter assembled at Bettinardi’s facility.

All 2020 Bettinardi putters come with a distinctive headcover and SINK Fit standard or jumbo grip at the following American MSRP: All BB Series ($300.00); all INOVAI Series ($400); and the Queen B ($400.00) and Studio Stock ($450.00).

Pre-orders for all 2020 models will begin today, November 14th, starting at 10 am CST on, with shipping starting on January 20, 2020.

Special Black Friday Release for 2020 Models

A special first opportunity to purchase all 2020 Models will take place on Bettinardi’s Black Friday Hive release online, November 29, 2019, at 10 am CST. All 9 models, including two left-handed models (INOVAI 6.0 Crescent Neck and BB1) will be offered in a special dark out color scheme with a matching premium Made in USA headcover and premium grip.

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Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto and TPC Danzante Bay To Host Yoga and Golf Retreat 

LORETO, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO – Sabila Spa and TPC Danzante Bay will co-host an exclusive yoga and golf retreat, March 10-14, 2020 at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto.

The five-day, four-night immersion will be led by the resort’s head golf professional Danny Garcia and yoga instructor Emily McMichael.  In his 35-year golf career Garcia has taught over 40,000 golf lessons worldwide.  Helping people improve their golf games while having fun is his passion.   McMichael has been practicing yoga for 15 years and for the past five years, has worked as an international yoga instructor, retreat leader, and Thai massage therapist.  She has created mobility and strength programs specifically designed to improve the body, which in turn, improve the golf game.

The package includes:

  • Four nights in a Deluxe Suite
  • Welcome kit per adult
  • Welcome cocktail reception at Danzante Lounge
  • Three breakfasts at Casa Club
  • One breakfast at Market Restaurant
  • Two golf clinics to assess participant’s swing and other shots and create new habits to improve the overall golf game
  • An opportunity to practice on the course two days and apply the techniques learned in the clinics
  • One 18-hole round of golf with cart
  • Seven yoga classes designed to increase mobility, strength and balance needed to improve the golf swing and protect the body from unwanted injuries
  • Unlimited kayak, paddle board or hiking (subject to availability)
  • One 50-minute massage
  • Daily access to the wet areas at Sabila Spa
  • Four-Course Dinner at Danzante Restaurant
  • 1 Round trip to downtown Loreto in the resort’s Shuttle
  • Tax and services

The event is priced either European (includes daily breakfast and farewell dinner) or all-inclusive (all meals). The room only plan is priced from $1281 per person, based on double occupancy and $1505 per person, based on double occupancy for the all-inclusive plan.

With just 20 spaces available, you can’t afford to wait another second!

Sabila Spa, a 39,000-square-foot facility set against a tranquil view of the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range, offers a world-class menu of signature treatments, massages, body wraps and unique wellness service, with an on-site meditation room.

TPC Danzante Bay, the acclaimed Rees Jones design along of the Sea of Cortez and Baja’s majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountain range, was recently named Mexico’s Best Golf Course 2019 and Latin America’s Best Golf Course 2019 by the World Golf Awards.  The course made its debut in 2017 and quickly established its place among the world’s most scenic ocean courses.  Recently, the course has been awarded two World Golf Awards, earning recognition as Mexico’s Best Golf Course 2019 and Latin America’s Best Golf Course 2019.

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto is synonymous of beauty and tranquility.  The setting along the Sea of Cortez on the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula is a two-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via Alaska Airlines.  Loreto is served seasonally with direct WestJet flights from Calgary, and year-round from Tijuana via Calafia Airlines and Volaris flights.

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Mission Inn Resort & Club’s El Campeón Golf Course Earns ‘Top 10’ Ranking

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FL – Mission Inn Resort & Club’s venerable El Campeón layout has been named one of the “Top 10 Golf Courses in Orlando” by Money Inc., which praised it for having a “ton of character and history.”

El Campeón (“The Champion”) is one of the oldest and popular courses in the southern United States and has been perennially honored as one of the best layouts in Florida.  It has been the site of numerous junior, collegiate and professional events throughout its storied history, including the Class 1A, 2A and 3A Florida High School Golf State Championships held Oct. 29-Nov. 6.   On the books for 2020 are PGA Tour qualifying events for the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica in January and Mackenzie Tour in March.

El Campeón has won numerous awards over the years, including most recently being named to the “World’s Top 100 Golf Courses” by and one of the “Top 200 Resort Golf Courses” by Golfweek. An original member of the Florida Historic Golf Trail, El Campeón offers a classic design accentuating the landscape’s 85-foot elevation changes that are unique to the central Florida region. The course plays 7,001 yards from the back tees.

Mission Inn Resort & Club features two other golf courses — Las Colinas (“The Hills”), which opened in 1992, and El Dorado, a new par-3, 18-hole executive layout that opened this summer. The resort also offers a 30,000-square-foot driving range, with Tifway Bermuda grass tees, practice bunkers with target greens, and 10,000-square-foot putting green.

The resort is situated amid citrus groves in central Florida’s rolling hills. Surrounded by lakes, the picturesque location features classic Spanish Colonial style architecture throughout the property; 176 graciously appointed guestrooms, suites, and villas; three restaurants; and two lounges. In addition to golf, key amenities include a tennis academy, Spa Marbella, the lakefront marine center, and miles of nature trails.

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