Golf News – September 12, 2013

Golf News for September 12, 2013


New Pro Combo Irons from Nike

Yesterday, Nike Golf announced/leaked/unveiled their new Pro Combo iron set, available November 1.  These definitely have big boots to fill as the old Pro Combos were loved by many.  This new version features pocket cavity design in the 3-6 and split cavities in the 7-PW.  Even more notable is that the pocket cavities feature “Shot-making-gel” which will give the long irons more forgiveness and more ball speed.

Stay tuned for a PluggedInGolf review of these irons in the near future.

UST Mamiya Elements Used By Winner Of The Chiquita Classic

FORT WORTH, TX – September 9, 2013 – UST Mamiya, maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts, reports the winner of the Tour Chiquita Classic relied on an Elements FIRE shaft in his TaylorMade® Driver to earn his second win this year.

“UST Mamiya wants to congratulate the winner of the Chiquita Classic” said Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This is the 2nd win in three weeks for Elements shafts on the Tour. Elements shafts provide greater stability in the mid-section of the shaft for ideal launch and spin for maximum distance and greater accuracy.”

UST Mamiya’s advanced research lab has uncovered new data that proves Mid-Flex Stability is the most important feature in the golf shaft for spin and launch. The research to isolate the benefits of Mid-Flex Stability has led to the design and extension of the mid-section profile to enhance performance, reduce dispersion and increase ball speed. The result is longer, straighter and more accurate shots.

AUR Introduces Spring 2014 Collection

Montreal, Quebec – Showcasing AUR’s proprietary Active™ and Aware™ fabrics, the Spring 2014 Collection incorporates the brand’s sophisticated and elevated design aesthetic with its’ strong sense of golf authenticity. The AUR Spring 2014 Collection includes a full offering of polo shirts, sweaters, thermal tops, shorts, pants, outerwear and accessories for both men and women.

“We are extremely excited to present our Spring 2014 collection and we are confident these season’s collection is the finest collection in the history of AUR,” says Mark Fletcher, President – Fletcher Leisure Group. “Our goal for this season was to elevate the brand through new and enhanced fabric offerings, a refined designed aesthetic and a thoughtful merchandise assortment.”

AUR is targeted towards the golfer who wants authentic golf apparel with a distinct look and feel. The Spring 2014 Collection was inspired by the landscape, character and passion of some of the world’s most unique locations.

Collection Highlights – Men’s:

The Hanauma Bay Collection, consisting of colors: Neptune Blue, Twist Orange, Nightfall Blue and White, is a striking color story with clean and modern design details inspired by the ocean waters off the coast of Oahu. The additional men’s collections include: the San Marino Collection, consisting of colors: Corsa Red, Fieldstone Grey and White and the Nordic Light Collection consisting of colors: Industry Grey, Citra Yellow, Black and White.

Collection Highlights – Women’s

The Lincoln Road Collection, consisting of colors: Burnt Coral, Kiss Pink and White, is a fun and feminine color story with strong sense of elegant design and richness inspired by the personality of South Beach, Miami. The additional women’s collections include: the The High Line Collection, consisting of colors: Fireberry Red, Black and White and the Calabasas Collection consisting of colors: Spring Green, Bright Cobalt, Argento Silver and White.

SuperStroke Golf Wins Omega European Masters, Places 5 Top-5 Finishes

The Omega European Masters came down to a 2-man playoff. On the first playoff hole, a 14-time European Tour winner rolled in a 12-foot-putt with his SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 putter grip to take home his first win since this event in 2011. The Mid Slim 2.0 played a big part in victory, helping the player finish 2nd in putts per round and 4th in putts per GIR.

A SuperStroke grip was also used by the runner-up, a 37-year-old native of Scotland. This player switched to the Mid Slim 2.0 and shot the low-round of the tournament, a 10-under 61. He also led the field in Putts per Round for the event (26).

Beyond the winner and runner-up using SuperStroke grip technology, the players finishing 3rd, 4th, and T5 also trusted in our patented putter grips. This type of global success further validates SuperStroke Golf as the #1 grip technology in golf.

Quick Stat: All of the top-4 finishers used SuperStroke putter grips and finished in the top-6 in putts per GIR.

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