Golf News – September 28, 2016

gpGolf Pride Completes Sweep Of 2016 FedEx Cup Postseason Events

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the winning grip brand at all four 2016 FedEx Cup Playoff events. At the season ending TOUR Championship, The #1 Grip in Golf claimed 3 out of the top 4 finishers, including the 2016 Champion, who used Golf Pride’s MultiCompound Cord (MCC) model grips on his way to winning the $10 Million Dollar first prize in the FedEx Cup points race.

In fact, three of the events in this year’s FedEx Cup postseason were won by players who used Golf Pride’s MCC model grips. As the PGA Tour season concludes the MCC grip, which is the #1 Grip model at retail, accounted for a total of 23 global tour wins in 2016.

“Since its inception, 8 out of 10 FedEx Cup Champions have trusted their games to Golf Pride, including the last four winners,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “2016 has been a banner year for our brand, sweeping the Majors, winning all four FedEx Cup playoff events and recording 31 victories on the PGA TOUR. We are proud that so many of the world’s top players continue to trust our grips, based on the products’ performance alone.”

Through the finale of the 2016 FedEx Cup season, 90% of the top ten players in the current Official World Golf Rankings trust their games to Golf Pride grips. To view Golf Pride’s entire line of products played at the 2016 PGA Championship visit golfpride.com.

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Golf Boost by Jim McLean App Goes Live

Jim McLean announced the release of his innovative personalized swing analysis app, Golf Boost by Jim McLean.  The free mobile app is available in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

“We’ve developed the future of golf swing analysis,” said McLean.  “I’m sure you’ll start swinging better after the first try.”

Golfers who download the free Golf Boost by Jim McLean app will receive a complimentary introductory lesson, which consists of a video swing critique and a video solution.  After filming their golf swing, users will receive a personalized analysis within seconds that will start them on the path to improving swing flaws.

“Golf Boost by Jim McLean offers the most sophisticated swing analysis technology available anywhere,” said Golf Boost CEO Paul Jaure.  “To have such a legendary instructor join Golf Boost and put his name on the app validates our patent pending technology that we worked so hard to develop.”

Golf Boost by Jim McLean uses state of the art video recognition software to identify problems with the recorded swings that users upload. Once a user has recorded his swing and submitted it for analysis, the Golf Boost system is able to correctly identify issues with the swing mechanics and will provide a customized list of video lessons on how to correct problems. In a world that expects information to be readily available, Golf Boost by Jim McLean brings personalized lessons to golfers everywhere.

Following the free introductory swing analysis and customized lesson, subsequent lessons are available  for a nominal monthly charge of $4.99.  Golfers are able to film and submit unlimited swings for review to continue tracking their game improvement progress.

Visit www.golfboost.com for more information about the Golf Boost by Jim McLean app.

aAntigua Announces Spring 2017 Women’s Golf Collection

PEORIA, AZ – The Antigua Group, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand – debuted its Spring 2017 Women’s Golf Collection.

“The 2017 ladies golf collection is a continuation of the simplicity that the ’16 line embodied,” says Danielle Dellios, Antigua women’s designer. “In the new collection, fabrics and colors play a key role versus styling and silhouette. The market was calling for a fresh take on primary color, which was made possible by mixing colors together. Thus, each grouping consists of two primaries. For example, our new green color, Cypress, is mixed with a bright blue color, Cabana. There are a total of four color combos, each mixing two primary colors. Every printed, striped or colorblocked style within the collection mixes the two colors, instead of using traditional neutral accents like grey or khaki. Combining two complementary primary shades really pops. Prints are as strong as ever in the marketplace, which meant creating unique artwork that could also be used to mix colors and give new life to basic styles.”

Styles
One of the new sleeveless styles, Mischief, features an asymmetrical fabric blocking detail using a printed geometric pattern run at an angle across the top of the garment and a solid poly mesh fabric for the bottom half. Not only does the multi-color print allow women to wear multiple different-colored bottoms, the print’s asymmetry perfectly highlights a logo.

Another unique style, Sterling, is a long sleeve, half-zip pullover. It features ultra-soft peached jersey fabric, run in solid color for the body, and a space dye pattern for the insets. The space dye fabric incorporates two primary colors along with black and white, and also offers a new type of “heather” effect with the start and stop of the multi colored yarn.

Trust features an ultra-light, high-stretch woven fabric, along with a few feminine details such as rounded tail bottom and pin-tucks at the top shoulder. “For the first time ever, we’ve introduced a lightweight stretch woven polo,” says Dellios. Trust is a prime example of the big on-and-off-course trend currently going on. A woman can wear this stretch woven polo on the course and also on the weekends. It’s casual enough to don running errands but also sophisticated enough with its no-stitch self-fabric collar and covered button placket.

Haven is one of the line’s more technical styles, combining a few simple details that make it appear more sporty and athletic. Silicone printing has been popular for a while. “But instead of running an all-over print, I used a single line of printed color around the zipper placket and collar,” says Dellios. “The color silicone print is placed on an all-white-bodied garment. The print on the collar gives the illusion of tipping with the tech feel of silicone, while the pointelle mesh pattern insets and sleeves ensure that the garment keeps the golfer cool and dry.”

Rogue is the most creative and fun polo style in the ’17 line. It mixes the entire color palette in an all-over linear sublimation print. This style can be worn with any color of our bottoms, along with any white or black bottom that a woman might already have at home. “Since the print is bold, I kept the styling traditional with a button placket and open cuff,” says Dellios. “I also ran the bold print from Rogue in our knit skort called Cinch. We have carried Cinch in solid colors for years, and it’s one of our best-selling bottoms, so it was a given to run it in the print.”

Leggings has become a popular trend in golf wear — many women prefer to wear leggings on the course, either by themselves or with a skirt over. “With the ath-leisure trend still big, I decided it would be a good opportunity to put a basic legging and skirt in the line,” says Dellios. The Backspin legging features a heavy peached jersey that provides maximum coverage and soft handfeel. It comes in solid black and black heather. Its counterpart is the Enclave skirt, a basic, lightweight stretch woven with a high-low hemline and zipper hip pockets at the front. It comes in black only.

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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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