Golf News – October 3, 2013

Golf News for October 3, 2013 from PluggedInGolf.com

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Ping Expands Scottsdale TR Putter Line Featuring Variable-Depth Grooves

PHOENIX (Oct. 2, 2013) – Adding to a putter family that offers variable-depth grooves and adjustable-length shafts, both industry-firsts, PING today introduced three new Scottsdale TR™ (True Roll) putters: the Anser T™, the Craz-E® and the counter-balanced Senita® B. They are available for ordering in golf shops now. PING unveiled the initial 12 Scottsdale TR models this past spring, and they are widely in play on pro tours worldwide.

“True Roll technology has proved to be very popular because variable-depth grooves offer consistent ball speeds and unmatched distance control,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “Golfers are making a higher percentage of their putts, even from longer range. That comes from the accuracy this technology provides, along with the added confidence, which is essential on the greens.” The option of an adjustable-length shaft in traditional-length Scottsdale TR models has also been well-received. “Our studies show that golfers putt more consistently when they can self-adjust for length to optimize the fit and feel for their individual style.”

The new blade-style Anser T utilizes PING’s influential Anser head while adding an arched, bridge-style alignment line that extends from the front edge of the top rail to the back edge. The 360-gram Anser T fits Slight Arc putting strokes.

One of PING’s most successful designs, the mallet-style Craz-E, celebrates its 10th anniversary in the form of the 365-gram Scottsdale TR Craz-E. It has the same easy alignment and confidence-inspiring shape as the original Craz-E head that debuted in 2004, and it can be ordered to fit any stroke type.

The Senita B provides the feel and performance of a belly putter without anchoring. Its 38-inch standard shaft has a 50-gram weight inside the grip end of the shaft to counter-balance the 400-gram head. The weight in the shaft creates a high balance point, which encourages a pendulum-like stroke and helps to release the putter head. Designed into the 17-inch grip are reference lines for the player to position his or her hands to optimize the benefits of counter-balancing. An adjustable-length shaft is optional, and the Senita B can be ordered with one of three shaft bends to fit any stroke type: Straight, Slight Arc, or Strong Arc.

Scottsdale TR (True Roll) Adjustable-Length Putters

• Variable-depth-groove insert increases ball-speed consistency nearly 50%
• Insert milled from lightweight 6061 T6 aerospace-grade aluminum for a solid feel and sound
• Adjustable-length, USGA/R&A-conforming shaft adjusts 31″ to 38″ in standard models (optional); belly models 37.5″ to 46.5″; long models 44.5″ to 55.5″
• Color-coded shaft labels identify each putter as fitting a Straight, Slight Arc or Strong Arc putting stroke (some models fit all three)
• Black PVD finish; white alignment lines

Anser T (360g)
– Slight Arc stroke type; Lie adjustability +/- 4 degrees
– U.S. MSRP: $ 162.50; Adjustable-length upcharge: $35

Craz-E (365g)
– Straight, Slight Arc, Strong Arc stroke types
– Lie adjustability +/- 2 degrees
– U.S. MSRP: $ 192.50; Adjustable-length upcharge: $35

Senita B Counter Balanced (400g)
– Straight, Slight Arc, Strong Arc stroke types
– Lie adjustability +/- 2 degrees
– U.S. MSRP: $ 215.00; Adjustable-length upcharge: $35

No Rain, No Stain! Ogio Expands Popular Waterproof And Stain Resistant Aquatech Collection

In preparation of the fall and winter rain in the North and morning dew in the South, latest Aquatech collection is designed to keep clubs and valuables dry, with bags looking new

Salt Lake City, UT (October 1, 2013) – OGIO, a global leader in golf bag, apparel and accessories design, has golfers ‘covered’ this season with its latest Aquatech collection. This assembly of waterproof golf bags marries today’s swanky matte black’s, grey’s and white’s hydrophobic body materials with the most vibrant thermo-welded YKK zipper colors of the season. This expansion of OGIO’s Aquatech collection combines three stand bags and three cart bags to conveniently cater to any golfer’s preferences.

In addition to the head-turning fashion statement the Aquatech bag conveys and its impermeable body, OGIO has gone three steps further than the competition. The Aquatech infuses a unique SPF 3X protection, which preserves each bag’s vivacious color and keeps it looking new 3 times longer than the industry standard. Stains are also easily wiped clean.

Weighing in at less than 5 lbs. for the cart option and under 4 lbs. for the stand, each bag in this collection includes a waterproof rain cover and fleece lined valuables pocket to protect your most precious assets.

“With OGIO’s continued rapid growth, our retail partners continue to request further partnership through the addition of additional categories worldwide,” said Tom Gocke, Global VP of OGIO Golf. “We pride ourselves on delivering fashionable designs that are going to stand apart from the herd. The Aquatech collection certainly delivers that, but now takes the offering a step further, by giving our consumers much-needed waterproof capabilities during this season. We are proud to be offering this design for both cart and stand users, guaranteeing golfers in all markets a variety of fashionable and functional options.”

Aquatech Collection Features:
ï‚· Crafted with light-weight waterproof fabric, and waterproof fleece lined valuable pocket with internal cell phone sleeve
ï‚· Bag surface engineered with SPF 3X protection to maintain color and “new” look 3 times longer than the industry average
ï‚· Thermal welded waterproof pockets, seams, and zippers for 100% protection against rain
ï‚· Weighs a mere 4 (cart) and 5 (stand) lbs. and is built with an ultra-padded shoulder strap
ï‚· Includes a 14-way diamond performance top to conveniently and securely store clubs without them jostling around
ï‚· Includes waterproof, snap on rain cover for the top of the bag
ï‚· Now available as cart bag or stand bag
The Aquatech Collection is available now at www.ogio.com. The cart bag can be purchased for $279.99 and the stand bag for $259.99.

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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