Golf News – September 21, 2015

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Greg Norman Collection Apparel Sponsor For Simpson Cup

NEW YORK, September 21st, 2015 – Greg Norman Collection, the golf-inspired sportswear company, will be the apparel sponsor for the 2015 Simpson Cup hosted at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England on September 20th to the 23rd.

The Simpson Cup helps raise funds and awareness for the On Course Foundation, a charity set up to facilitate injured servicemen and veterans through golf, via tuition and employment within the golf industry. The Ryder Cup style event is contested between injured Servicemen and veterans from the United States and Great Britain. The two thirteen-man teams compete over two days in four-ball and singles formats. The 2014 Simpson Cup was won by Team USA by a score of 10.5 points to 7.5.

An American team member who lost his match last year summed up the event best by saying, “I lost the match but gained a friend today.”

“We are proud to support such a tremendous event and also to support the On Course Foundation who gives these amazing servicemen a chance to restore their purpose through golf,” said Michael J. Setola CEO, Tharanco Lifestyles. “It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to outfit this outstanding group of individuals.”

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Mizuno’s New MP-5 Refines The Iconic Player’s Iron

Player iron with muscle-back feel and player’s cavity forgiveness

Norcross, Georgia (Sept. 17, 2015) – Mizuno, a leader in iron technology and design, introduces the latest “player” iron, the MP-5, to its award-winning line. The MP-5 delivers the feel of a muscle-back with the forgiveness of a player’s cavity to provide golfers unparalleled long-iron forgiveness and enhanced control in the scoring irons.

Mizuno’s stable of PGA Tour and European Tour players, including Luke Donald, Charles Howell III and Chris Wood, worked with Mizuno golf engineers throughout the R&D process to provide feedback and help shape the ideal players iron. The channel back flow design offers players predictable and reliable ball flight control, which is crucial for shot making. The MP-5s offer feel and precision using high-quality 1025E Pure Select steel and Mizuno’s patented Grain Flow Forging process coupled with H.I.T. (Harmonic Impact Technology).

“Interaction and feedback from our Tour players during the research and development process of the MP irons is crucial and the MP-5’s easily passed the test and seamlessly integrated into their bags,” said Chuck Couch, Vice President of Product Development, Golf Division, Mizuno USA. “The cutting-edge design of the channel back in the MP-5 are true to Mizuno performance heritage and will make the MP-5s a must-have for the low-handicap golfers.”

The MP-5 irons feature the same tour-preferred sole design and head-shape as the MP-64s providing consistent turf interaction for predictable trajectory and an unmatched ability to control the ball off the clubface. The MP-5s strategically places weight toward the toe, for more solid feel, even on off-center shots.

Available In Right-Hand Only
Shaft: Steel – Dynamic Gold S300 Graphite
Grip: Golf Pride MCC Blue/Black 60 Round
Custom options available on Mizuno.com
Suggested Retail Price Steel: $999.99
Suggested Retail Price Graphite: $1099.99
In-store and Online: Sept. 18, 2015

For more information about Mizuno irons, please visit mizuno.com.

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Sport Haley Debuts Spring 2016 Collections

DENVER, CO – Sport Haley/Bette & Court — a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded company Sport-Haley Holdings (OTCBB:SPOR) and a premier women’s golf apparel company, has debuted its Spring 2016 collections that represent the company mission to evolve, with fresh, new and inspirational apparel.

“These new collections pack a modern version of classic, traditional looks with a sense of energy,” says Cathy Blair, president and creative director at Sport Haley. “Inspired by the islands, our vibrant colors, prints and silhouettes for Spring 2016 are perfect for the season.”

The collections are highlighted by Parrot Cay, a group of resort and cruise apparel. Featuring a tropical chic, it’s festive and fun to wear for any occasion. The Swarovski detailing adds a bit of shine. “A little bit longer in length takes you to the party,” says Blair. “The value of a great top with some degree of detailing — along with a print adding the visual interest — adds endless possibilities. We photographed it on a waterfall for the catalog — as it should be displayed in the shop. You will want each and every one of these.”

Clubhouse Classics is a great foundation from which to build — this is your base. This assortment makes a fresh and colorful impact when you walk into the shop. Pink grapefruit and kiwi are mixed with white and grounding colors in Lagoon. These are fashion basics from which to wow, replenish, renew and evolve your season. The Haley Cool polos include the new paisley pieces. The fabric is textured yet lightweight, and the aerocool yarns yield a cool-to-the-touch product that performs on the course. A wonderful new 4-way stretch fabric accentuates the color pop in these collections.

The Camille sweater has a textured body and raglan sleeves, giving it a long and lean silhouette. It’s designed with a nylon mix for a technical spin. From the non-print prints to the geometric focus, the patterns, textures and solids all work together for a unique concept to maximize your floor space with product turnover.

Malibu combines lagoon blue and bright white contrast with heather greys, for a simple-yet-elegant way of dressing. It mixes trend with simplicity. This group engages graphics and geometric florals for a bit of attitude, while an ombre skin polo adds elegance. Our new raglan crew neck sweater adds a touch of metallic, while a full-zip mélange jacket features stripe detailing on the collar. Notice the contrast piping on the clover print raglan and a Swarovski hot fix on the mélange striped polo. The Gingham check short is a roadmap piece for this collection, as well as the Miley set — polo and skirt — that adds a bit of futuristic chic.

St. Bart’s features pink grapefruit and bright white contrast with deep navy, for a new approach to traditional and smart. We updated a classic preppy plaid and popped the pink grapefruit in a simple grid print. Stripes bring a touch of nautical, whether on the Breton-influenced striped sweater or the ¾-sleeve polo with contrasting cuffs. Florals are key here, whether in the rose print skirt or in an artistically rendered adaptation that looks on trend under the color-blocked jacket. Small print on the ankle pant works as a basic, back to almost anything in the group. This is a classic Spring collection…clean, fresh and inspiring.

Kiwi and white are grounded with black in the very elegant Fiji collection that’s Chanel-inspired. A houndstooth skirt is trimmed with white, modernizing a retro feeling. A swirl print asymmetrical ¾-sleeve polo pops an optional kiwi on the turned-up cuff. Polka dots and plaids add excitement to the tops, and the Lani set of paisleys work separately or as a dress. A Bedford cord short is your go-to bottom with any of the tops, adding a bit of texture to the overall effect. This group is rich in feminine flair and sporty elegance.

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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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