Golf News – September 24, 2013

Golf News for September 24, 2013 from PluggedInGolf.com

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Ashworth Golf Reveals Official Apparel For U.S. Team At The Presidents Cup 2013

Players’ uniforms to include seven special-edition styles inspired by team captain Fred Couples
CARLSBAD, CALIF. (September 23, 2013) – Ashworth Golf, an authentic brand dedicated to bringing modern style to the golf course, will be the official apparel supplier of the U.S. Team at The Presidents Cup 2013, to be held on October 1-6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. In addition to the 12 playing members of the U.S. Team, Ashworth Golf will also outfit Team Captain Fred Couples and his two captain’s assistants.

The U.S. Team’s uniforms will feature a collection of seven uniquely-designed golf shirts embodying the patriotic colors of the United States in carmine (red), white and navy blue. In addition, each member of the team will be presented with two layering pieces in dark grey heather and navy.

Couples, captaining The Presidents Cup for the third time in his illustrious career, played a primary role in the selection of the fabrics, styles and prominent colors of each piece in the collection. Throughout the process, Couples sought to incorporate his favorite design elements from apparel worn throughout his career.

“It’s an honor to play for the United States at The Presidents Cup, and it was important to me that my players represented our country in premium shirts that are comfortable, look great and fit properly,” said Couples, U.S. Team captain and Ashworth brand ambassador. “The specially designed Ashworth pieces tell that story, and I’m proud the team will be wearing them on one of golf’s biggest stages.”

This year’s event marks the 10th Presidents Cup, created to give the world’s best non-European players an opportunity to compete in international team match-play competition. A biennial event played in non-Ryder Cup years, the United States has won four consecutive and holds a 7-1-1 overall record.

Beginning October 1 and throughout the tournament, the special edition Presidents Cup apparel collection by Ashworth Golf will be available for purchase in the on-site merchandise tent as well as AshworthGolf.com.

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Nippon Shaft Wins Tour Championship And FedExCup

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2013) – Sunday’s winner of the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup utilized Nippon Shaft products in his irons to become the first European to win the PGA TOUR’s $10 million season-ending four-event playoff series.

The 37-year-old Swede used the N.S. PRO MODUS” Tour 120 X flex shafts in his irons to shoot 13-under par 64-66-69-68-267 and earn a three-stroke victory at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. He led the entire tournament, and had a four-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round. In addition to the $10 million FedExCup bonus, he won $1.44 million for winning the tournament.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the TOUR Championship and the 2013 FedExCup champion, who used Nippon Shaft steel shafts in his irons,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Nippon Shaft continues to design and manufacture the highest quality products for world-class players who compete at the highest levels of the game as well as for amateurs who want to get the most out of their games.”

The winner ranked first in greens in regulation, hitting 78 percent of his greens in regulation. He was tied for third in driving accuracy.

Grafalloy Blue Wins Tour Championship By Coca-Cola And FedExCup

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 23, 2013) – Playing phenomenal golf, the winner of the 2013 Tour Championship by Coca-Cola went wire-to-wire to capture the title as well as the FedExCup.

With the new Grafalloy Blue in his driver, 3-wood and 4-wood, the champion played a career-defining final round at East Lake for 2-under par 68 and a three shot victory. He is the first European to ever win both the Tour Championship and the FedExCup-a distinction that netted him $11.44 million on Sunday and a move to number four in the Official Work Golf Rankings.

“This was a fantastic end to the FedExCup playoffs and it’s great to see a player who has continued to gain momentum throughout the season win it,” said Chad Hall, director of product marketing and global tour operations for True Temper Sports. “The champion has been a long-time Grafalloy Blue player, a shaft specifically designed for golf’s stronger swingers. Our new for 2013 Grafalloy Blue features the same performance benefits as the original while being constructed with the most advanced materials available today.”

Grafalloy Players 2013 PGA TOUR Highlights:

Two in the Top 10 players for driving accuracy
One Top Five player in driving distance
One player in the Top Five money list
One Top Five player in scoring average

The original Grafalloy Blue remains one of the most popular graphite golf shafts in the history of the game. For 2013, Grafalloy has redesigned Blue using the best materials available today while still maintaining the performance benefits golfers loved about the original. The new Blue delivers maximum stability and distance for stronger swingers. Blue is available in two weights, 60 g and 75g for heavier drivers and fairway wood applications.

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Vesti Ascendi Golf Apparel Now Available

Be the first to get a dress shirt and tie for golf.  They are launching the sales of their shirts and ties through Crowd Supply.  This launch promotion will be the only discount they will ever offer on our shirts and ties.  Get them before they are sold out.

Vesti Ascendi is a line of clothing appropriate for the office, for church, for any formal setting; but yet newly designed with innovative stretch materials to allow for the freedom of movement needed for the golfer. Vesti Ascendi is class, comfort and convenience.

The game of golf used to be a gentleman’s game. Style and class were displayed not only in character, but also in apparel. While they applaud the years of hard work by so many to include people from all walks of life, social settings and races into the game of golf, they miss the high standards of apparel. Vesti Ascendi is all about bringing back the classiest of golf apparel, yet making it comfortable for everyone to wear. #GolfLikeAGentleman

 

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IJP Design Launches Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

IJP Design, golf apparel line of championship golfer Ian Poulter, has announced the launch of its Autumn/Winter range – the 13th line in its evolving collection – promoting bright and elegant styles with a sporty and elegant finish. The new tartan palettes combine an eclectic mix of shades including ultramarine, raspberry, and ink.

The new collection will be launched on 27 September with a further line, called ‘Resort’, added from 1 December. The ‘Resort’ line incorporates a duck egg shade designed to seamlessly blend with the refreshed palettes in the Spring/Summer 2014 collection meaning garments can be mixed and matched across seasons.

Each tartan palate embodies bold yet sophisticated looks and draws inspiration from the trans-am series and the illustrious American artist Gene Davis; famous for his use of colour and love of vertical stripes. There are subtle references throughout the collection including the use monotone shades laced with a contrasting pop of raspberry throughout the Fashion colour pallet.

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Performance and functionality remain key elements of the IJP Design range and therefore this season sees the introduction of several new technical fabrics. The quadtech fabric is lightweight, breathable and water repellent with stretch for freedom of movement and has been specially developed for sportswear. The tech tartan has a twill stretch base and is the lightest fabric yet.

In conjunction with the functional fabrics, IJP Design is also continuing its love affair with the great golfing classics giving them an update with an IJP Design twist.

Founder of IJP Design, Ian Poulter, says, “It’s great to see the evolution of the IJP Design brand with every new collection that we launch. We’ve got some great new fabrics, styles and colours that will blend seamlessly with the new spring summer 14 range when it launches – it’s an exciting time for us!”

IJP Design produces luxury, contemporary golf apparel that performs to the highest values and stands out on the golf course. Collections are designed based on extensive feedback from golfers and Ian Poulter himself, ensuring the innovative clothing is functional and perfectly tailored to the very last detail.

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Bill is a true golf gear nerd by definition who loves making custom club creations in his garage with tools like sledge hammers, blow torches, and his bare hands. By day, Bill is a technology manager living in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and kids. Bill plays Scott Readman Concepts putters and accessories.

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