Golf News – September 16, 2015


Mizuno 2016 JPX-EZ Line Delivers Triple-Threat Of Distance, Forgiveness And Feel

New JPX-EZ irons exceeds distance and forgiveness expectations with the signature #NothingFeelsLikeAMizuno feel

Norcross, Ga. (September 15, 2015) – Mizuno, a leader in iron technology and design, continues to push the boundaries of game-improvement cast irons with the second iteration of its JPX-EZ line. An evolution of the line first established in 2013, the new JPX-EZ irons fuse a Dual MAX COR pocket cavity with an enhanced Power Frame design to maximize distance and forgiveness without sacrificing the world-class feel golfers have come to expect from Mizuno.

“With the majority of products on the market today, ‘game-improvement’ means more distance while sacrificing forgiveness and feel,” said Chuck Couch, Vice President of Product Development, Golf Division, Mizuno USA. “We’ve long believed that our secret sauce is the ability to deliver superior game improvement irons that don’t feel like game-improvement irons, and that’s what JPX-EZ is all about.”

Mizuno’s unwavering commitment to research and development, and meticulous attention to detail in design has fine-tuned the team’s expertise to deliver game-improvement irons. This focus raises the bar for distance and forgiveness while delivering a feel not traditionally associated with the game-improvement category due to Mizuno’s H.I.T. (Harmonic Impact Technology), which strategically reinforces areas of the club to create the solid sound at impact that golfers crave.

Returning to a more classic clean aesthetic, the new-look JPX-EZ irons gives golfers the confidence to take direct aim, knowing distance and forgiveness will not be an issue. An industry leading “sweet area” combined with the hottest face, as a result of Dual MAX COR pocket cavity and Power Frame technology, delivers distance, forgiveness and the solid, powerful feel sought by golfers. Additionally, the JPX-EZ irons are designed with a Triple Cut Sole and beveled leading edge, along with a lower center of gravity allowing for an easier launch and greater playability from difficult lies.

The JPX-EZ line includes both Men’s and Women’s option and will be available for sale and demo through Mizuno’s Performance Fitting System (PFS) carts. The irons will be available at golf and sporting goods retailers in the U.S., Canada and Europe starting September 18, 2015, and the U.K. in February 2016.

MEN’S — 4-SW (Right- and Left-Hand Models)
Steel Shaft: XP95
Graphite shaft: Orochi
Grip: Golf Pride MCC Blue / Black 60Round
Other Options available through Mizuno’s Custom Department
Suggested Retail Price: $799.99 Steel / $899.99 Graphite
On-sale: September 18, 2015

WOMEN’S — 5-SW (Right-Hand Only)
Graphite shaft: Orochi
Grip: M-31 360 Cool Gray/Limoncello
Other Options available through Mizuno’s Custom Department
Suggested Retail Price: $899.99 Graphite
On-sale: September 18, 2015


Kentwool Expands Palette With New ‘Game Day’ Collection

“World’s best golf sock” now available in hues that help golfers support their teams from head-to-toe!

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Just in time for football season, KENTWOOL, maker of the “World’s Best Golf Sock,” announced today that it is expanding the color offerings in its popular Men’s Tour Profile socks model, with a new Game Day Collection. The Game Day Collection, a fun way for golfers to support their favorite college and professional teams on and off the course, will include these 14 color combinations:

Gridiron Green/Yellow
Glory Red/White/Blue
Palmetto Garnet/Black
Columbus Red/Grey/Black
Navy/Dome Gold
Burnt Orange/White
Blue/Traditional Orange/White
Carolina Blue/White/Navy

“Our golfers are also hard core college and pro sports fans,” said Dan Murphy, president at KENTWOOL. “We want to give them the opportunity to show off their favorite team colors – in comfort!”

KENTWOOL’s Men’s Tour Profile socks are constructed from a proprietary blend of Super Fine Merino Wool and other natural and high-tech performance fibers. Each pair is infused with an innovative WINDspun technology to deliver unparalleled comfort, and is designed to reduce friction, abrasion and muscle fatigue. In fact, KENTWOOL is so confident in the comfort of its socks, the company offers a lifetime “Blister-Free Guarantee” with the purchase of every pair.

The new KENTWOOL Game Day Collection will be available September 28th through and at select retail locations. Fans can preorder their favorite teams’ colors beginning today at The Game Day Collection features a suggested retail price of $19.95 per pair.


Exotics EX9 Hybrid Forgiving, Superior Technology

Designed for consistent power and precision

Batavia, IL (September 15, 2015) –Tour Edge Golf continues the new product line introductions with the new Exotics EX9 hybrid.  The EX9 hybrid features the superior forgiveness of previous models combined with Exotics first-rate distance technology− SlipStream sole, cup face, combo brazing − in a classic hybrid style.

The EX9 hybrid’s technology story begins with a maraging steel cup face with improved Variable Face Thickness(VFT).  The thin and thick areas of the face are strategically positioned for optimal distance and forgiveness, even on off-center contact.  The VFT face is combo brazed with a heavier hyper-steel body to make the EX9 hybrid easy to hit from any lie.

The EX9 SlipStream sole features shorter ‘waves’ from front to back, dramatically reducing the amount of turf interaction – the result is a full-speed explosive impact.  The heavier sole also positions the center of gravity lower in the head to help players launch the ball out of any turf condition.  The innovative design of the Exotics SlipStream sole delivers maximum club head speed through all turf conditions for Exotics length.

Creating the ultimate ball speed generator, the Power Grid has been reengineered deeper and much more narrow to increase the spring-effect across all areas of the face.  Notches along the back edge of the Power Grid provide thinner spots specifically designed to increase rebound at impact leading to faster ball speeds.

The EX9 hybrid comes standard with UST Mamiya Recoil shafts.  Specifically, the 450 and 460 shafts are for players seeking a super lightweight option to increase club head speed for high ball flight and greater distance in a very stable platform.  While the 670 and 680 shafts focus on players seeking a lightweight option to increase club head speed for mid-high ball flight and greater distance in a very stable platform.

The EX9 hybrid is finished in an elegant and modern gloss black and is available in 2 (17°), 3 (19°), 4 (22°), 5  (25°),  and  6  (28°) models.  Every  Tour Edge club comes with a lifetime warranty and a 30-day play guarantee.  Suggested retail is: $159.99.  Pre-orders can be placed with an authorized dealer, projected product  ship date is November 15, 2015.  A smaller, tour shaped hybrid will also be released in the upcoming weeks.


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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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