Golf News – September 4, 2015




On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. In the last eight years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising donations through Patriot Golf Day events, resulting in over 7,500 scholarships in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.

Patriot Golf Day 2015 will again be held during the Labor Day weekend, September 4 – September 7. If you are interested in joining the mission to empower the lives of deserving military families with educational opportunities, then please visit the Folds of Honor Foundation to find a course near you.


Exotics EX9 Fairway Woods Maximize Distance with Full-Speed Impact Design

Batavia,IL (September 1, 2015) –Tour Edge Golf introduces the new Exotics EX9 fairway wood featuring a Full-Speed Impact design.  The new Full-Speed Impact design maximizes club head speed through a sloped crown and the Exotics famous SlipStream sole.  An interchangeable heel weight offers players of all abilities the added benefit of draw enhancement for legendary Exotics length and control.

Tour Edge engineers began the designing process with the main goal of maximizing clubhead speed at impact and resulting in new combinations of technology to achieve it; creating the Full-Speed Impact design.  The first property of the new design in the EX9 fairway wood clubhead is a sloping crown.  The gentle slope reduces aerodynamic drag resulting in added speed at impact for maximum distance.

The SlipStream sole combines seamlessly in the EX9 fairway wood as the second property of the Full-Speed Impact design. The EX9 SlipStream sole features shorter ‘waves’ from front to back, dramatically reducing the amount of turf interaction – the result is a full-speed explosive impact.

Creating the ultimate ball speed generator, the Power Grid has been reengineered deeper and much more narrow to increase the spring-effect across all areas of the face.  Notches along the back edge of the Power Grid provide thinner spots  specifically designed to increase rebound at impact leading to faster ball speeds.

The first to bring robotic laser beam bonding to the US market in 2015, the EX9 utilizes this exclusive technology to adhere the Carpenter 475 cup face to the hyper-steel body.  The robotic process provides flawless seams ensuring the tightest tolerances for exceptional performance.

The EX9 fairway wood also includes an interchangeable heel weight and offers players the added benefit  of draw enhancement.  The 9-gram heel weight screw is housed in an 8-gram weight pad for 17 grams of deep heel weighting.  The weight screw is adjustable and additional weights can be purchased as a kit or individually.  The kit includes 6-gram, 11-gram and 14-gram weights to increase or decrease the swing weight.

The EX9 fairway wood is finished in an elegant and modern gloss black and is available in 15 (173 cc), 16.5 (165 cc), 18 (158 cc), and 21 (150 cc) degree lofts.  Left hand is available in 15 and 18 degree models.  Every Tour Edge club comes with a lifetime warranty and 30-day play guarantee.  Standard stock shafts: Mitsubishi Bassara E-Series, and Matrix Exotics White Tie, Red Tie, and Black Tie. Suggested retail is: $229.99.  Pre-orders can be placed with an authorized dealer, projected product ship date is November 11, 2015.


Cure Putters Introduces New Classic Series: High MOI Blade Putters

(Flagler Beach, FL) – Cure Putters “The Fastest Growing Putter on the Champions Tour” announced the introduction of its new Classic Series cx1 and cx2 putters today. Cure Putters has led the industry in delivering the Highest Moment of Inertia (MOI) in putters since launching in 2014; the new Classic Series delivers the incredible stability and forgiveness of a High MOI mallet in a visually stunning, traditional blade style putter. It’s the best of both worlds.

The initial launch of the Classic Series includes two new models: the cx1, a square back blade; and the cx2, a round back blade. These 100% CNC Milled aluminum putters are slightly oversized (5″ blade length) with tungsten weight inserts in the heel and toe, plus 42g of weight adjustability via 6 removable weights, providing a simple, traditional look at address, with twice the MOI and stability of a typical blade!

The cx1 and cx2 putters are offered in an anodized black or platinum finish. The cx1 has an adjustable weight range from 334 to 376 grams; with MOI ranging from 6,400 to 7,200 g/cm2. The cx2 can be adjusted from 342 to 384 grams; with MOI ranging from 6,550 to 7,350 g/cm2.

“We introduced the new Classic Series putters on the Champions Tour the week before the 3M Championship,” said Jim Barfield, Vice President of Tour Operations for Cure Putters. “The response was overwhelmingly positive and the following week at the 3M, 7 of the 81 putters in play were Cure Putters… In the twelve years I’ve been out here on the tour, I’ve never seen a new putter create such a buzz among the players and be put into play so quickly – that’s how good these new classic series putters are. The Tour Players said they love the look, sound and roll of the new cx1 and cx2 putters. They’re taking the Champions Tour by storm!”



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