Golf News – October 27, 2015


Innovative CounterFlex technology allows golfers to custom calibrate their club’s weight balance.

Putting is a balance of rhythm and tempo, dependent upon distance control and a smooth, consistent stroke. To help golfers achieve their ideal equilibrium, Nike Golf has engineered the Nike Method Converge putter featuring CounterFlex technology: a 75-gram moveable weight system inside the grip that can be adjusted on a 15-inch slide.

“Our research tells us that only 30 percent of golf athletes found his or her best match of rhythm and tempo when the weight was locked in the top of the slide, as is the case with most fixed mass counter-balanced putters. The remaining 70 percent played better when the 75 grams were located in the middle or bottom position,” explains David Franklin, Nike Master Modelmaker. “With CounterFlex we have infinite positions for the weight so athletes can actually tune it to get their delivery and timing smoothed out and perfect at impact.”

Direct from Nike’s golf research and design facility, The Oven, CounterFlex technology changes the club’s moment of inertia and the overall swing weight, ensuring anchor-like stability, adjustable to any stroke.

“One of the key components to putting is a stable stroke and delivery at impact,” Franklin confirms. “Whether you’re a tour player or an amateur, CounterFlex offers adjustability to tune the putter to get the most stable delivery at impact.”

The Nike Method Converge putter with CounterFlex is available at and select retailers.

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Bridgestone’s New BarriCold Gloves Help Beat The Chill Of Winter Golf

COVINGTON, GA. – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf, announced today the launch of its new BarriCold Winter Gloves. BarriCold Gloves combine innovative materials and unique construction to offer golfers the ultimate ally for combatting the cold and wet weather typically encountered during winter golf.

BarriCold Gloves utilize a combination of functional material fleece and nylon construction to offer the ultimate in warmth and water protection during a range of weather conditions. In addition, a suede synthetic palm is used to give golfers maximum gripping power during typically slippery situations. Bolstered by two-way stretch knit and Soft Tab technology, BarriCold Gloves deliver high-performance without sacrificing the comfort and fit serious golfers demand.

BarriCold Gloves are offered in a black color with yellow and red trim and come in sizes S/M, M/L, L/XL. The BarriCold Gloves feature a street price of $17.99 per pair and are available nationwide at all Bridgestone authorized retailers and through

“One of the best kept secrets in golf accessories are Bridgestone’s high performance gloves,” said Josh Kinchen, Accessories Marketing Manager, Bridgestone Golf, Inc. “We consistently hear from golfers how impressed they are by the feel, durability and innovation in our gloves after they give them a try. We are excited to share with the golf world our new winter weather solution, as we are confident that you won’t find a better product at a better value anywhere.”



HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – October 26, 2015 – Srixon® and Cleveland® Golf congratulate staffer Smylie Kaufman for his victory at the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Openheld at TPC Summerlin Golf Club, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The 23-year-old rookie from Birmingham, Alabama, rallied from seven shots back to card a 10-under 61 in the final round to capture his first PGA Tour victory in just his fifth PGA Tour start.  Kaufman had an eagle and seven birdies in the last 11 holes of the tournament to finish with an overall score of 16-under 268, just one stroke ahead of six other competitors. 

 “I was just hitting it so good the last few days and just wanted to give myself a chance to post a number, and that’s what it came down to,” said Kaufman.  “It feels unbelievable.  A lot of hard work and dedication has gone into this, and I’ve had family and friends that have been supportive the whole way.  For me to have a group of people that believes in what I do, it just makes it that much easier and this moment that much more special.”

 Kaufman’s victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which is the second tournament on the PGA Tour’s 2015-16 schedule, earned him a winner’s check of $1,152,000, while also securing him trips to the 2016 Masters, Players Championship and PGA Championship.  Kaufman finished tied for 10th at last week’s opening event, the Open.  Kaufman earned his way onto the PGA Tour this season by finishing sixth on the money list in last season’s Tour.    

Kaufman played with Srixon’s new 4th generation Z STAR® XV ball with SpinSkin®Technology, a Cleveland Classic 290 driver (9.0° / Miyazaki® Indigo 61X shaft), a Srixon Z-H45 hybrid (19° / Miyazaki C. Kua 83X), Srixon Z 745 irons (#4-9), and Cleveland 588® RTX®2.0 wedges (48°, 52°, 58°, 62°).  Kaufman wears a Srixon hat, a Srixon glove, and carries aSrixon bag.

For more information on Smylie Kaufman and the Journey to Better, please visit:

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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