Golf News – September 26, 2018

Under Armour creates limited-edition Spieth 2 colorway for the 2018 Ryder Cup

BALTIMORE, MD – This week Spieth will participate in the biennial match play competition for the third time.

To celebrate the tournament, Under Armour has released a limited-edition Spieth 2 in a red, white and blue colorway for the major champion to sport in France.

The Spieth 2’s GORE-TEX® construction offers 100% waterproof protection for whatever challenges the course has in store.

The upper includes ultra-durable and lightweight TPU fibers keep you locked in, and the distinct red thread on this special colorway maps out where additional support is placed. The overall red, white and blue aesthetic will also help Jordan show off his national pride.

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Tour Edge to Launch Exotics EXS Fairway Metal and Hybrid Featuring Flight Tuning System Technology

BATAVIA, IL – Tour Edge, Golf’s Most Solid Investment, officially introduces the Exotics EXS fairway metal and EXS hybrid, featuring a myriad of game-enhancing innovations that has led Tour Edge to market the EXS line with the tagline Pound for Pound, Nothing Else Comes Close.

The loaded-with-technology fairway metals and hybrids feature a Flight Tuning System (FTS) that includes interchangeable weights, Cup Face Technology with Variable Face Thickness (VFT Technology) for an expanded sweet spot, multi-material usage of Carbon Fiber for ideal weight distribution and a new and improved SlipStream™ Sole for greatly enhanced aerodynamics and faster clubhead speed through the turf.

The FTS™ Technology allows adjustable sole weights to be moved to two alternate settings.

  • For the EXS fairway metal, an 11-gram weight in the heel, 3-gram weight in the rear for lower spin, slice-reducing shape and a medium launch and then the 3-gram weight in the heel and 11-gram weight in the rear for medium spin, neutral shape and a higher launch. Additional weight screws can be purchased as a kit that includes 6-gram, 9-gram and 14-gram weights.
  • For the EXS hybrid, the 4-gram sole weight can be adjusted to another weight to increase swing weight in the club and to further reduce spin. Additional weight screws can be purchased as an EXS hybrid weight kit that includes 7-gram and 10-gram weights.

The EXS heads feature premium exotic metals; a brand new United States manufactured, high-density Carpenter steel. The hyper-strength strength steel is quench-hardened, a special heating technique that takes 750 degrees to provide an extreme amount of strength while allowing for a thinner face. This cup face design allowed for Tour Edge to make the face thinner than in any previous model for a greater energy transfer. The high-performance hexagonal Variable Face Thickness (VFT) offers multiple levels of thickness that maximize forgiveness from more points on the face, especially in the heel and toe areas.

An ultra-premium Tensei CK Blue 2G shaft series by Mitsubishi Chemical is the chosen stock shaft for the EXS fairway metal and hybrid. Extremely light yet extremely stable throughout, the Tensei Blue CK features advanced materials like Carbon Fiber and Kevlar mixed with other lightweight materials.

The Exotics EXS fairway metals are available in five different lofts; 13, 15 and 17 degree 3-woods, an 18 degree 5-wood and a 21 degree 7-wood. The 15 degree 3-wood is available in left handed.

The Exotics EXS hybrids are available in five different lofts; 17 degrees (#2), 19 degrees (#3), 22 degrees (#4), 25 degrees (#5) and 28 degrees (#6).

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Team USA Stars Trust G/Fore at the Ryder Cup

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – With two G/FORE ambassadors part of team USA’s defense of the Ryder Cup, the luxury golf-inspired sportswear and accessories brand is set to feature heavily during this week’s much anticipated biennial event at Le Golf National, Paris with Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson both sporting some eye-catching customised G/FORE shoes.

Following a magnificent season that has seen him on the PGA Tour winners’ podium on three separate occasions at Genesis Open, World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and Travelers Championship, Bubba makes a hard-fought return to Ryder Cup action after playing the role of vice-captain two years ago at Hazeltine.

When he walks into the cauldron of the first tee on Friday, Bubba will be sporting a pair of custom G/FORE high-top Disruptors adorned with the stars and stripes as well as a custom red G/FORE glove design from the brand’s Collection range.

A captain’s pick following a stellar season that included an impressive victory at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, Phil Mickelson is making a record twelfth Ryder Cup appearance at Le Golf National and following victory two years ago will be looking for a successful defense and a first personal win on foreign soil.

Style personified, Phil will certainly look the part in Paris when he takes to the course in a custom Ryder Cup themed pair of G/FORE Saddle Gallivanter golf shoes.

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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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