Golf News – November 17, 2017

Cobra Golf Unveils The First Ever Smart Set In Golf With New King F8 Family

The King F8 and F8 one length irons deliver distance, feel, forgiveness and ‘smart’ connectivity like never before; at retail Feb. 2, 2018

CARLSBAD, CA – Cobra Golf today introduced its F8 irons, pushing the boundaries of innovation through the use of electronically enabled grips in each club, allowing golfers to track their performance with COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos technology. Thanks to game-changing construction technologies, including PWRSHELL™ Face Technology for increased speed and launch, Carbon Feel Technology for exceptional sound and feel, and TECFLOTM Progressive set construction for tailored performance throughout the set, COBRA’S F8 irons equip golfers with a dominant blend of distance, speed, and best-in-class feel, while COBRA CONNECT™ provides Tour level analytics to help golfers improve.

In addition to the drivers, fairways and hybrids, all KING F8 irons will feature the innovative COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos System to help players make smarter, data-driven decisions to improve their game. Electronically embedded sensors in the grip automatically record the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track their improvements round-to-round. The fully connected set works in conjunction with the award-winning Arccos 360 smartphone application, which provides advanced rangefinder GPS distances for more than 40,000 courses.

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Bridgestone Golf Introduces TOUR B XW-1 Wedges

COVINGTON, GA – Bridgestone Golf – Innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – introduces the TOUR B XW-1 forged wedges, the company’s most advanced and high-end offerings to date, which will be available at select retailers and online at www.bridgestonegolf.com beginning January 3, 2018.

The latest addition to the ultra-premium TOUR B club lines, the XW-1 Series ($139.99) features classic aesthetics and a teardrop shape. Additional features include:

  • Tour Grind Sole – provides increased heel and toe relief, making the XW-1 extremely versatile from all lies
  • Parallel Milling Pattern –  Ensures exceptional spin and control on approach shots and around the green for ultimate control
  • Forged Mass – Similar to the TOUR B X-Blade and X-CB irons, the strategically placed mass behind the impact zone yields incredibly solid feel and response

Bridgestone is offering the XW-1 in two finishes, Black Oxide and Satin Chrome, each of which is available in the following lofts: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60. Only offered in right-handed models at launch, each XW-1 wedge comes stock with the True Temper DG Spinner shaft and Golf Pride MultiCompound grip.

The new XW-1 wedges join a variety of TOUR B products introduced earlier this year, including the XD-3, XD-5and XD-7 drivers, XD-F fairway woods, XD-H hybrids and  X-CB and X-Blade irons. Each is built to the tightest of tolerances using the finest materials available.

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Titleist Ball Plant 3 Opens Its Doors For Manufacturing Tours 

‘Titleist Golf Ball Experience’ Allows Team Titleist Members to Visit the Home of Pro V1 and Pro V1x

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Starting this month, Titleist is offering golfers the opportunity to visit the center of Titleist golf ball technology – Titleist Ball Plant 3 in New Bedford, Mass. – and witness firsthand the making of the #1 ball in golf.

For more than 80 years, Titleist golf balls have been designed and manufactured by Titleist associates in Titleist owned and operated golf ball manufacturing facilities on the south coast of Massachusetts. It is here where Titleist founder Phil Young introduced the first Titleist golf ball in 1935, driven by the core belief that by implementing a better process he could produce the best performing, most consistent and highest quality golf balls in the game.

The “Titleist Golf Ball Experience” – open exclusively to members of Team Titleist, Titleist’s community of brand loyalists and dedicated golfers – will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing and quality control processes used in making Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x, the most played golf balls at every level of competitive golf and best-selling golf balls worldwide.

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PROFESSIONAL PUTTING MADE EASY WITH HOLE MORE PUTTS™

New game-changing putting product for all levels of golfer now available in the USA

DUBLIN, IRELAND – HOLE MORE PUTTS™ is the ultimate high tech, portable solution to one of the most difficult parts in the game of golf – getting the ball in the hole. Following successful launches in the UK and Europe, HoleMorePutts is now available in the USA.

There are many effective swing analysis systems available to the golfer to measure their performance from the tee, but to date there has been nothing of any great significance to either measure or give personalized instruction on probably the most important part of the game – putting. That is until now, with the invention of HOLE MORE PUTTS™”.

Featuring an iPad style tablet and patented infrared technology, HOLE MORE PUTTS™ measures the five key elements of the putting stroke as defined by the PGA – face angle, impact point, path, angle of attack and speed – providing instant analysis of the stroke on a hi visibility screen. HOLE MORE PUTTS™ Technology analyses the putting stroke and after just 5 putts calculates a player’s ‘Putting Index’ (%) – their putting performance score.

When synchronized with the Tablet, the HOLE MORE PUTTS™ App & Website give a visualization of each putt, detailed analysis of the putting stroke and personalized video instruction in an easy-to-follow format, guaranteed to improve your game! HOLE MORE PUTTS™ instantly provides golfers with this information and instruction based on what is shown on the screen. Initial research amongst golfers showed that over 90% of golfers experienced significant improvement after regularly using HOLE MORE PUTTS™”.

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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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