Golf News – September 26, 2016

fg_tour_v6_4_and_7_iron_weightFG Tour V6 Irons

The ultimate feel, feedback and forgiveness

Wilson Golf unveils the newest addition to the award- winning FG Tour line, the Wilson Staff FG TourTM V6 Irons.

Engineered to enhance the Feel player’s game, the V6 Irons are an evolution of the highly acclaimed V4 Irons, our most played iron on the PGA Tour by two-time champion Kevin Streelman, Tour winner Troy Merritt and three-time major winner Padraig Harrington.

“There is no feeling that compares to hitting a ball pure o the face of a forged FG Tour Iron,” said Streelman.”The V6s are the best looking irons I’ve ever played and the tungsten sole technology helps make every shot count.”

The newly added 20-gram tungsten insert is built to increase launch angle without increasing spin rate, which adds forgiveness in the long irons.?This makes for a well-balanced and consistent iron with accuracy, impact stability, and generous distance. The insert on the split heel and toe on the 3, 4, 5 irons and centered on the 6, 7 irons.

Mass concentrated in the impact area delivers a solid, muscle back-like feel and helps players shape their shots. It is also complemented by a back cavity design that provides feedback and some forgiveness on off-center hits.

“It’s not easy to incorporate real innovation and technology in a forged, but the FG Tour V6 Irons do just that. From the tungsten inserts, to what was done to enhance feel and feedback in the impact area, to the sole design and thinner topline, every aspect was refined for better amateurs and tour players,” said Michael Vrska, Global Director of Golf Innovation.

Forged from 8620 carbon steel, the V6 Irons are clad in a nickel-chrome plating, a high-end mirror finish and completed with True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT shafts.

The FG Tour V6 Irons are available on WILSONGOLF.COM and select retailers in 4-GW stock sets on January 9, 2017 (MAP $999.99)

TUNGSTEN WEIGHTING

20 grams of tungsten, split heel and toe?in the long irons and centered on the mid irons, lower the center of gravity and provide optimal forgiveness across the iron set.

IMPACT AREA MASS

Maintains a solid, muscle back-like feel and workability, but with a back cavity design to provide feedback and forgiveness on o -center hits.

FORGED FEEL

The 8620 carbon steel is forged for the ultimate in feel, feedback and response. forgiveness across the iron set.

2156370Scottish Golf Technology Company Launch Internationally

Shot Scope Technologies’ performance tracking system is now available to buy from shotscope.com. Highly anticipated release follows a sell-out pre-order in January 2016. On sale since mid-June, Shot Scope is already being used in 24 countries worldwide. Users are averaging 1,000 rounds per month with Shot Scope, playing around the world: from Australia to South Africa, Bermuda to Argentina, China to the UAE and many more. Shot Scope has received positive feedback for both its technology and customer service. It is the world’s first fully automated performance tracking wristband for golf. Shot Scope will be used on the European Tour for the first time at the Alfred Dunhill Links in St Andrews in October 2016.

ABOUT US
Shot Scope Technologies (shotscope.com) is a Scottish company which has designed, manufactured and launched a wearable performance tracking system for both the amateur and professional golfer. It is comprised of a wristband and a set of 20 unique tags.

The intuitive system provides a level of information that was previously only available to professionals. The data translates into over 100 Tour-level statistics: displayed in meaningful charts, graphs and tables to allow for real understanding of the information. The data highlights the golfer’s strengths and weaknesses and gives an in-depth analysis based on far more than just the final score.

Ken Lewandowski, Chairman: “Shot Scope is an innovative solution that will revolutionise the game of golf. This is the first product on the market that allows golfers of all levels to automatically collect performance data. Everyone involved is excited about the future of Shot Scope.”

Shot Scope automatically collects data in the background, allowing the golfer to play uninterrupted. The unique ClubSense technology utilises the tags to detect which club is in use, therefore no manual input is required. PinCollect has been developed and optimised for putting. Integrated GPS tracking ensures accurate tracking that pinpoints the exact location of shots. On completion of a round data can be quickly uploaded to a smartphone or computer, via Bluetooth or USB, where it can be viewed instantly. This is where the fun begins. Relive your round of golf and assess your performance like never before: view maps of your shots on each hole, analyse the clubs used and the distance of every shot hit, understand your tee shot performance including long drives, discover how close your approach shots were to the pin and review detailed short game analytics and putting performance insights.

Gavin Dear, CCO and former pro-golfer: “It has been absolutely fantastic to receive the quality feedback from our early users. Seeing rounds coming in from all over the world has really driven the Shot Scope team on. 2017 will be an exciting year and I would expect to see Shot Scope used on the major tours as we have a number of tour professionals actively testing the product right now.”

Shot Scope has been ruled as conforming to the Rules of Golf and can therefore be used in competitive play. The system will be used by professional golfers at the Dunhill Links European Tour event in October. Combined with the long battery life and ability to store 100 rounds on the wristband, a golfer can track every shot, every round, every game for maximum insight. Providing a level of data analysis which was once only available to the elite, Shot Scope makes it available to golfers of all levels. Join the Performance Tracking Revolution today and watch your game improve.

David Hunter, CEO: “The team at Shot Scope have worked exceptionally hard over the past year to complete the development, identify manufacturing partners here in Scotland and launch the product. Shot Scope is now being used in more than 20 countries and I am incredibly excited about the future.”

rory-color-comms_16x9_hd_1600Rory McIlroy Claims Tour Championship and FedExCup

Rory McIlroy shot a final-round 64 and came from three back with three holes remaining on Sunday to claim both the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

“It was incredible,” McIlroy says of the win. “All I wanted to do was concentrate on winning the TOUR Championship. I couldn’t control what anyone else did, I just needed to come out here and play a really good round of golf.”

Finishing at 12-under, he entered a three-way tie for a sudden death playoff. He started off strong as he blasted a 357-yard drive with his Nike Vapor Fly Pro driver then went on to outlast the competition after four holes. McIlroy, who tallied 20 total birdies, hit his driver well all week as he led the field in strokes gained off the tee (6.606) and finished third in average driving distance (314.7 yards).

McIlroy ended the season with two wins in the month of September, notching his 12th and 13th career PGA Tour victories.

Fellow Nike athlete Kevin Chappell finished third.

MCILROY’S NIKE GOLF GEAR

  • Apparel: Nike Performance

  • Footwear: Nike Lunar Control 4

  • Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 9.5° (MRC Diamana S+ 70 XTS)

  • Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood 15°, 5-wood 19°

  • Irons: Nike VR Pro (3-9)

  • Wedges: Nike Engage 46°, 56°, 58°

  • Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum

45330_r_720x284_72_rgbIntroducing FJ ORIGINALS from FootJoy

FootJoy,  The #1 Shoe in Golf is introducing a new category of shoes called
FJ  Originals.   Featuring  soft,  easy-to-clean,  performance  uppers,  FJ
Originals  delivers the styling and durability that golfers everywhere have
come to trust from the FootJoy brand.“FJ  Originals  offer traditional-styled saddle golf shoes for the consumer
seeking  a  great  fit,  lightweight  comfort  and  durability  all  at  an
affordable  price  point,” said Keith Duffy, Senior Product Manager of Golf
Footwear.   “The  FJ Originals category is a great example of how committed
the   FJ  brand  is  about  designing  and  developing  incredible  product
appropriate for all levels of golfers in every price segment.”

Features / Benefits

Cushioning
·    Lightweight EVA midsole

Traction
·    Strategically placed TPU traction elements.
·    Pivix™ cleats by CHAMP® for green-friendly traction.

Availability:  At-once

Styles: white/white; black/black; white/brown/black

MSRP:  $90.00

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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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