Golf News – October 17, 2023

Bushnell Golf Reveals Latest Innovation with the Upgraded Launch Pro

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Bushnell Golf, makers of the #1 laser rangefinder in golf, today introduced their latest product advancement with the Ball Enabled Launch Pro personal launch monitor. Developed in partnership with Foresight Sports, the revamped Launch Pro is built on the industry’s best and most widely accepted technology and aims to bring professional grade ball-tracking to the everyday golfer.

“Innovation and technology advancements are at the cornerstone of our mission at Bushnell Golf, and we are proud to announce this latest addition to our product line,” said Jason Seeman, Global Director of Sales at Bushnell Golf. “The Ball Enabled Launch Pro will offer our customers access to the best technology in personal launch monitors at a more accessible price point .”

“Launch monitors have become a vital part of the game of golf, and this update to the Launch Pro will help us satisfy the demands of consumers,” Co-President at Foresight Sports Jon Watters added. “Now more than ever, golfers are looking for ways to improve their game when they cannot make it out to the course, and we are proud to deliver a personal launch monitor that provides golfers with an exceptional playing experience—both indoors and outdoors.”

The base model, which carries an MSRP of $1,999, provides ball only data to golfers. The data points provided include ball speed, carry distance, spin rate, spin axis, and launch angle (horizontal & vertical). The Launch Pro can be upgraded to also include club data for an additional $1,500 at the time of registration.

In addition to club data, optional software packages – powered by Foresight Sports – are also available. The Gold software subscription, which costs $499 per year, provides users with access to FSX Play, FSX Pro, FSX Subscription, and 25 different virtual golf courses. A 14-day free trial will be provided with every purchase.

The Launch Pro is available now for purchase at and select golf retail outlets nationwide.

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Nippon Shaft Wins in North Carolina and Spain

CARLSBAD, CA – Nippon Shaft products were used Sunday (Oct. 15) to win professional tournaments in North Carolina and Spain.

The winner of the Spanish Open used N.S.PRO MODUS³ 120 steel shafts in his irons and the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid in his utility club to shoot 23-under par at Club de Camp Villa de Madrid to claim his first DP World Tour victory. The 30-year-old Frenchman – whose grandfather was born in Madrid – fired rounds of 63-68-66-64—261 to claim a wire-to-wire win at a tournament where he finished runner up last year. He won €523,823 ($536,661).

Meanwhile, in Cary, North Carolina, the 54-year-old Australian also won wire-to-wire, using N.S.PRO MODUS³ 130 steel shafts in his irons to shoot 15-under par and win the SAS Championship. He shot 66-68-67—201 at Prestonwood Country Club to claim his second PGA Tour Champions victory. He won $315,000.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winners of the Open de Espana and the SAS Championship,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are pleased that the Champions of these to tournaments are confident in our products and relay on them to help them play their best against elite competitions.”

More than 500 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO and MODUS³ series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy, and trajectory.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands.

Visit Nippon Shaft HERE

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