Golf News – September 4, 2019

Cleveland Golf Introduces Frontline, A Completely New Way To Design A Putter

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Cleveland® Golf, where scoring matters, is proud to announce the release of Frontline. With a radical new weighting brings the center of gravity forward, Frontline provides a revolutionary process for engineering a putter. Frontline launches in North America on Sept. 13, 2019.

With Frontline, the challenge was creating a putter that’s powerful enough to counteract miss-hits and provide consistently straighter putts. The foundation of Frontline is Tungsten Forward Weighting, which places two Metal Injection Molded (MIM) tungsten weights in the face of the putter.

For decades, most mallets have weights in the rear of the putter to increase stability on off-center impacts, but this design places the center of gravity in the back of the putter. Frontline does the opposite, bringing the center of gravity forward for more accuracy on the greens.

Frontline features Cleveland’s Speed Optimized Face Technology (SOFT), which normalizes ball speed across the face for consistent distance performance on every putt. Every model in Frontline features an individualized SOFT pattern to help mitigate speed and distance loss, especially on off-center strikes.

Frontline offers three different mallet options that include Cleveland’s 2135 Technology to help with proper alignment when standing over that critical putt. Finally, Frontline offers two different hosel types to help provide a superior fit: single bend and slant neck. The single bend option is ideal for straight stroke types, while the slant neck option fits best for golfers with a slight arc stroke.

Key Innovations Inside Frontline:

  • Forward Weights: With Tungsten Forward Weighting and the center of gravity positioned closer to the face, Frontline provides better stability through impact for straighter, more accurate putts.
  • Speed Optimized Face Technology: Cleveland’s proprietary Speed Optimized Face Technology normalizes ball speed across the face, ensuring consistent distance performance on all your putts.
  • 2135 Technology: Featured on the Elevado, Cero and Iso models, achieve perfect alignment on every putt, regardless of where your eyes are at address.
  • Additional Hosel Configurations: Find a superior fit with two different hosel configurations to suit every player’s stroke types.

Frontline comes standard with the Lamkin SINKFit Pistol Frontline grip and is available in 33”, 34”, and 35” length options. The Frontline 4.0 blade MAP is $179.99, while the three different mallet models (Elevado, Cero and Iso) MAP is $199.99. The Frontline Elevado, Cero and Iso feature single bend or slant neck hosel options.

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Finn Scooters Offers Consumer Sales

MISSOULA, MT – Finn Scooters™, the new electric golf cycle that’s adding fun and speeding up pace of play at a golf course near you is now selling directly to consumers. Finn Scooters have been shipping to golf courses since mid-June and can now be found at 40+ courses from Washington to Ohio and South Carolina to Minnesota with more shipping every day.

Developed by Rick Reimers, founder and owner of the long-pioneering golf equipment company Sun Mountain Sports, Finn Scooters has its roots in golf and the potential to grow beyond it. Finn Scooter is a two-wheeled, single-rider cycle with an electric motor and lithium battery that offers a comfortable and stable ride that leaves all who ride it smiling.

The golf bag sits along the center-line of Finn Scooter offering easy golf club access and riding stability. Finn Scooter has front and rear suspension for a comfortable ride and braking with hand-operated hydraulic disc brakes. The electric motor is in the rear wheel offering a sleek design. The lithium battery can go up to 36-holes on a single charge though charging after every round is suggested.

Finn Scooter travels as the same speed as a traditional golf cart, approximately 15 mph, and offers the opportunity to substantially speed up the pace of play by naturally encouraging ready golf with each player driving directly to his/her ball. With Finn, a sub-two-hour round of golf is within reach.

Finn Scooters has also recently released a proprietary app to unlock Finn for use and collect the usage fee in a hassle-free transaction.

Finn Scooters is a product of Sun Mountain Motor Sports, an affiliate of industry-leading golf bag, golf push cart and golf outerwear company, Sun Mountain Sports. Sun Mountain Motor Sports is a new company dedicated to solving golf’s biggest problem: slow play. The company’s new products are designed to make golf fast and fun, with a goal of 18 holes in 2 hours or less.

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Twelve Nippon Shaft Players Graduate To Pga Tour

Prevails in Europe at Omega Masters and Sinclair Invitational

CARLSBAD, CA – Twelve players who rely on Nippon Shaft products have graduated to the PGA TOUR following the final playoff event on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour, which concluded Monday (Sept. 2) near Evansville.

Five of the 12 players earned their PGA TOUR cards via their performances in the Korn Ferry Tour playoffs, including two who finished in the top 10 on Monday at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship at Victoria National in Newburgh, Indiana.

Seven others secured their cards before the playoffs by finishing among the top 25 on the regular season Korn Ferry Tour money list.

The players used six different kinds of steel shafts within Nippon Shaft’s MODUS series.  Five used N.S.PRO MODUS³ TOUR 105s, three used N.S.PRO MODUS³ TOUR 130s, and one player each used the N.S.PRO MODUS³ TOUR 120, 125, PROTO GOST, and PROTO 2F15.

One player used the N.S. PRO Regio Formula M+ graphite shaft in his driver and fairway woods.

Meanwhile, in Europe, the 28-year-old Swede defeated the No. 2-ranked player in the world and two others on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to win the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

The champion used Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS³ TOUR 120 X flex steel shafts en route to winning with a birdie three on the first hole of sudden death.  He shot 14-under par in regulation play with rounds of 64-70-66-66—266 at Crans-sur-Sierre GC in Crans Montana, Switzerland, hitting 70 percent of his greens in regulation.

And at the Sinclair Invitational Senior Championship, the 52-year-old Englishman used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH S flex steel shaft in his irons to win his second event on the Staysure Tour.

The champion shot an 11-under par total Sunday (Sept. 1) with rounds of 68-71-66—205 in the 54-hole event at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Ware, Hertfordshire, England.

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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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