Golf News – September 2, 2022

PXG Is Pleased to Announce the Launch of the Fall/Winter 2022 Apparel Collection

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PXG is pleased to announce the launch of the PXG Apparel Fall/Winter 2022 Collection. Classic, polished silhouettes and modern technical fabrics, adorned with Americana inspired detailing, create a bold and balanced collection with golf lifestyle at its core, designed to have you Ready For Anything.

The Fall/Winter Collection is influenced by PXG’s American heritage and Sonoran Desert headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. Fashioned in PXG’s quintessential black, gray, and white color palette, with accents of vibrant red, traditional styles are reinterpreted and modernized with a touch of eclectic Western flair. Technical fabrications include denim inspired knits, deconstructed handkerchief patterns, and simulated needlepoint details.

This season’s collection consists of three distinct drops that will launch throughout autumn: The Essentials, The Edit, and Coming In Hot. Each drop embodies the brand’s monochrome color pallet, high-tech fabrics, and modern, sleek silhouettes. Launching September 1st, The Essential drop is comprised of 35 essential golf styles that exude the American spirit with Western-inspired detailing. From subtle, chevron stitching to bolo-inspired polos, to vests and pullovers with leather paneling, the first fall/winter drop features technical, performance pieces that are easily styled on and off the course.

The Edit, dropping in October 2022, celebrates the irreverent personality of the PXG brand, with pieces that harmonize performance, comfort, and fashion into a curated selection with unbridled Americana sensibility. The homogenous color palette is emboldened through the manipulation of fabrics including contrasted checkered plaids and denim-inspired speckled knits. The Edit includes a custom-designed pattern that pays homage to classic handkerchiefs with a subtle twist – the pattern is made up of the PXG logo and golf iconography, creating bold, statement pieces.

The third and final drop in the Fall/Winter Collection is Coming in Hot- launching just in time for the holiday season. Inspired by the vibrancy of red pinflags waving on the course, Coming in Hot introduces an energetic, red hue. The addition adds personality, edge, and color to well-rounded wardrobe staples and outerwear pieces such as the Men’s Zip Fleece Hoodie and Women’s Short Sleeve Puffer Jacket.

The Darkness Capsule, launching in November, is an annual collection that represents the core of the PXG brand – PXG Founder and Marine Corps Veteran Bob Parsons. The Darkness insignia, a distinctive skull and the number 26, honors Parsons’ service with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War as part of the 26th Marine Corps Regiment. The capsule is anchored in black hues, with camouflage details incorporated throughout. Each style is defined by strong, tailored characteristics.

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Club Champion Celebrates Annual ‘Putter Fitting Month’

WILLOWBROOK, IL– There’s nothing worse than a three-putt on a hole that should have been an easy par. Could practice help? Always. But there’s a chance something else is keeping you from reaching your putting potential — your equipment. To solve this problem, the globe’s top custom fitter created Putter Fitting Month to focus on the club responsible for roughly 40% of your strokes.

From September 1 to October 2, 2022, every Club Champion location will waive the putter fitting fee, valued at $125, for any golfer who purchases a new putter or custom putter shaft with Club Champion installation.

So how does it work? It starts with an unrivaled number of putter options, including models from brands like Evnroll, Sacks Parente, Edel Golf, Scotty Cameron, Bettinardi Golf, PING, and many more. Those brands, plus putter shaft options from a variety of companies, combine with Science and Motion (SAM) PuttLab technology to help Club Champion master fitters to pinpoint the perfect putter. Their fitters have been trained to understand what each putter brings to the table, and their only goal is to find the best combination of components to lower your scores.

To complement their expansive equipment knowledge and options, Club Champion master fitters are also trained to analyze SAM PuttLab metrics to precisely break down what’s going on with your existing putter. Key criteria about your stroke — club path, face angle at impact, loft, lie angle, consistencies of rotation — should be considered when seeking out a new putter. Data from the SAM PuttLab helps fitters address those things, as well as other elements like head style, weight, putter length, face balancing and even toe-hang. Your Club Champion fitter will explain what areas need to be changed with a new putter or simply adjusted on your current putter.

Whether you are an occasional golfer or on the links weekly, every player benefits from a custom-fitted putter. To take advantage of Club Champion’s Putter Fitting Month promotion, please visit clubchampion.com to book a putter fitting in the month of September.

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Pinehurst No. 8 Reopens Sept. 2nd Following Agronomic Remastering

PINEHURST, NC – Pinehurst No. 8 will reopen Friday, Sept. 2nd, following agronomic and infrastructure enhancements highlighted by new TifEagle greens, fully restored bunkers with fresh sand, improved drainage throughout the course and the removal of invasive trees limiting views and inhibiting sunlight.

Additionally, the existing Bermudagrass turf on tees and fairways was “fraise” mowed to remove thatch throughout the course, tighten up lies and foster more rollout on tee shots. Fraise mowing is a highly disruptive mowing technique developed in the North Carolina Piedmont that effectively removes thatch, organic matter and soil from Bermudagrass in a single pass.

“No. 8 now appears crisper to the eye and plays firmer and faster the way Tom Fazio originally intended it,” says Pinehurst Resort Director of Agronomy Bob Farren. “Fazio, [Pinehurst Resort Owner] Bob Dedman and [Pinehurst Resort President] Tom Pashley all agreed that No. 8 should retain its original, commemorative design. As such, these changes are aesthetic and agronomic with no alterations to the course’s architecture.”

Opened in 1996 to celebrate the resort’s centennial, No. 8 seamlessly synthesizes the North Carolina Sandhills aesthetic with Fazio’s timeless design elements. The layout gently spills over 450 acres of rolling terrain dotted with natural wetlands and native grasses. It’s located five minutes from the main clubhouse and courses one through five with its own clubhouse and practice facilities. The new state-of-the-art Golf Pride Retail Lab opened in late June and is co-located near No. 8’s entry.

While quiet by Pinehurst Resort standards, fall is still brimming with activity at the Cradle of American Golf. Phase one of The Carolina Hotel’s renovation is nearing completion. Updated guest rooms reopened following an expansive transformation blending modern luxuries with Pinehurst’s historic charm and comfort. The hotel’s popular coffee shop, which also sells assorted, fresh baked goods, is slated to reopen in the coming weeks to provide guests with an array of fresh brews and grab-and-go options.

Improvements continue outside the hotel, as well, none more evident than the Ryder Cup Terrace. For decades, Pinehurst’s guests have retreated to the sweeping veranda circling The Carolina Hotel, soaking in the sounds and pine-scented air that make the Sandhills of North Carolina so unique. Steps from the veranda and adjacent to the Ryder Cup Lounge, the Ryder Cup Terrace will feature cozy fire pits and soft seating, making it the perfect setting to begin an evening with a pre-dinner cocktail or to wind down after a round. With the 2024 U.S. Open less than two years away, there’s never been a better time to visit Pinehurst Resort. Nine regulation 18-hole golf courses, the nine-hole par-3 Cradle, three hotels and a host of dining options including the award-winning Pinehurst Brewing Company, await in the pines.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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