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Low May Golf Rates at Rancho Mañana

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

(Scottsdale, AZ) – May Rates are here and they make playing golf even more fun than it was in April. Rancho Manana Golf Club announces special sale rates for tee times made 0-7 days in advance now range from $59 all the way down to $29 depending on the day and time of day.

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Daily temperatures are still really nice and as it starts to heat up, remember that it’s always COOLER in CAVE CREEK. Enjoy May Golf in Arizona!

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Rancho Mañana Golf Club, located in the high Sonoran Desert, in historic Cave Creek, Arizona, boasts some of the state’s most breathtaking views and challenging holes of golf.  Situated along an original Pony Express stop and U.S. Cavalry watering hole, Rancho Mañana Golf Club has continually ranked among Golf Digest’s “Places To Play” and regarded as “One of Arizona’s Most Scenic Golf Courses”.  It is an experience that truly represents golf in the Arizona Desert.

For tee times, call Rancho Mañana Golf Club at 480-488-0398 or visit www.ranchomanana.com .

2013 Masters Winner Honored

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

(FALLS CHURCH, VA) – Tin Cup Products, LLC – maker of patented, Made in the USA golf ball marking stencils – introduces a special edition Down Under package, highlighted by a jumping Kangaroo design inspired by Australia’s signature animal.

Honoring the winner of 2013’s first major championship, this set ($30) includes the stencil, green and yellow
Sharpie markers, a leather carrying pouch and black clip. It is available exclusively at www.tin-cup.com.

“This was a landmark victory that marked the first-time the green jacket had been captured by an Australian,” says
Cabell Fooshe, President of Tin Cup. “Chants of ‘C’mon Aussie’ rang out worldwide when the final putt dropped, and now his countrymen around the world can showcase their national pride with each swing.”

Crafted from 100 percent stainless steel, Tin Cup stencils ($19.95) are placed over a ball and the template is traced with an ultra-fine point permanent Sharpie. The entire personalization process takes just seconds.

Since being named “Best New Product” at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, Tin Cup has grown rapidly. The
company’s newest creations were named a top pick by Golf Digest and GOLF.com at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show and earned SCOREGolf’s “Surprise Product of the Year” honor for 2012.

More than 100 unique styles are available, including officially-licensed emblems from all four major military branches and many colleges, as well as visualization/game improvement marks. The company also offers an affordable customization program that’s trusted by well-known corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities and individuals.

For more information: www.tin-cup.com, 888.984.6287.

About Tin Cup
Products, LLC

Tin Cup’s patented golf ball marking stencils are crafted from 100 percent stainless steel and Made in the USA. The entire
personalization process takes just seconds, placing the Tin Cup over a golf ball and tracing the design using an ultra-fine point permanent marker. In addition to more than 100 existing models, a customization program provides low minimums,
affordable pricing and prompt delivery for corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities, events and others seeking a distinctive gift.

Tin Cup stencils are currently sold at more than 1,200 retail locations worldwide, including PGA Superstore, Edwin Watts, Roger Dunn and Golfsmith, as well as elite clubs and resorts like Rancho Manana Golf Club in Cave Creek, Arizona Baltusrol, Bandon Dunes, Congressional, Kingsmill, Medinah, Reynolds Plantation, The Boulders, Torrey Pines, Wailea and Sea Island. The company also has distribution in Canada, the UK and Japan.

Winner of “Best New Product” at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, it has been heralded by leading authorities worldwide, including CBS Sports, Cigar Aficionado, CNN, Forbes, Gifts.com, Globe & Mail, Golf
Business
, Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Journal, People Country, TheStreet.com, TODAY Show, USA Today, Yahoo! and many others

Boccieri Golf Secret Grip Now Available Exclusively at DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – Boccieri Golf announces its Secret Grip is now available at DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy stores. Exclusive through Father’s Day, the retailers will install one free grip on the 7-iron or driver of any customer that presents a voucher from boccierigolf.com/secret-grip-free. Recently introduced, the Secret Grip is a patented technological breakthrough that allows players to easily backweight their clubs, similar to the way Jack Nicklaus did while winning 73 PGA Tour titles and 18 major championships. Designed to be installed quickly and affordably on every manufacturer’s equipment, the Secret Grip’s heavier weight raises the club’s balance point, promoting consistently crisp contact for greater control and distance. The added weight comes from a tungsten insert in the butt-end and a proprietary compound 40 percent heavier than properties used in standard grips. “Back-weighting is a secret that TOUR players have employed for decades, so we are extremely excited about giving our players the same benefits with the Secret Grip,” says Randy Cameron, Vice President of Merchandising for Golf Galaxy. “By helping players get their hands set in a better position and keeping the swing on plane, they will enjoy better results. Moreover, Jack Nicklaus giving his support of the technology in the Secret Grip will instill the confidence in our customers to help them play their best.” DICK’S Sporting Goods operates 511 stores across 44 states and Golf Galaxy has 81 locations in 30 states. “Comprehensive research and testing proves backweighting allows golfers to maximize on-course performance,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. “Partnering with Golf Galaxy and DICK’s to introduce the Secret Grip nationwide is a perfect way to put product into the hands of golfers with a no-risk, free trial offer.”                                                                        Coinciding with the Golf Galaxy and DICK’S retail launch is the debut of Secret Grip television commercials, which include Nicklaus and a description of the benefits of backweighting for players of all skill levels. The first in a series of year-long spots aired in February during the season premiere of Golf Channel’s “Feherty,” with Nicklaus as the featured guest. The Secret Grip continues to receive praise from scores of leading media, including “Top Products from the PGA Show” honors from Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. In addition, recent launch-monitor testing of more than 500 players shows 95 percent strongly prefer the Secret Grip over traditional grips. Further advantages of the Secret Grip ($16.99 each) include:

  • Total length one-inch longer than standard grips, allowing players to “grip down” for improved play, especially around the green and on uneven lies
  • A built-up lower section – often preferred by PGA Tour players – completely removes the need for additional grip tape wrapping

The Secret Grip is the latest innovation from Boccieri Golf, pioneer of the popular Heavy Putter and critically acclaimed “Control Series” of full swing clubs. For more information: www.boccierigolf.com, 888.788.8374.
About Boccieri Golf Founded in 2005 by Stephen Boccieri, the company’s popular Heavy Putter collection and Control Series line of full-swing products were the first to integrate counterweight principals. This unique approach to club design is proven to benefit golfers of all abilities, as strategically placed weight in the butt-end of the shaft produces a higher balance point for smoother, more repeatable swings from driver through putter. Boccieri Golf’s Secret Grip, endorsed by Jack Nicklaus, is its latest innovation. The company recently opened a state-of-the-art Research and Performance Center at 15816 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop in Scottsdale. The 9,000-square-foot facility offers golfers a variety of services, including custom club fitting, high-tech swing analysis and practice time on life-like simulators. Boccieri Golf equipment has played a key role in victories on the PGA, European, Champions, Nationwide, Asian, Canadian and European Challenge Tours, and has received critical acclaim from golf and lifestyle media worldwide.

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GolfLogix Surpasses 30,000 Courses Mapped with Precise GPS Technology

Friday, March 9th, 2012

(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – GolfLogix – the No. 1 App for Golf and a global leader in GPS and club-tracking technology – announces that its industry-leading course library featuring precise mapping and color imagery has surpassed 30,000 courses worldwide with the addition of TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, ID.

Compatible with more than 60 smartphone models and endorsed by PGA Tour star Zach Johnson, GolfLogix provides accurate distances to the center of the green, yardage book quality hole imagery, scorekeeping and pro-level in-round stat tracking for free. At less than $20 annually, an upgraded Champion membership offers club tracking and distances to any location on a hole – including pin position, hazards and landing zones.

“For more than 12 years, we’ve employed cutting-edge technology to offer our members the largest, most up-to-date mapped course collection of any distance measuring resource,” says Pete Charleston, President of GolfLogix. “Whether it’s Zach Johnson’s home course at Elmcrest Country Club or the Bear Trap at PGA National, only GolfLogix reviews each property annually to confirm exact distances and adjust as necessary.”

Easily downloaded from www.golflogix.com or App Stores such as iTunes, Android Marketplace and BlackBerry App World, GolfLogix has more than 1.5 million members.

Starting in mid-2012, the GolfLogix app will feature instructional videos and tips from the Golf Digest teaching vault. As the software continuously captures a player’s stats during the round, personalized feedback, instant advice, tips and drills will be sent to his or her smartphone for review and comparison against previous rounds.

All GolfLogix levels include access to the Member Clubhouse, the No. 1 online golf community where millions interact through social forums, offer challenges to fellow golfers and maintain an indexed handicap. Personal web pages for each user also store performance statistics, so every round can be analyzed by fairways hit, greens in regulation, putting, shot trends and more.

For more information: www.golflogix.com , 877.977.0162.

About GolfLogix

The No. 1 App for Golf, GolfLogix boasts more than 1.5 million members on the world’s top-selling smartphones. Dedicated to offering consumers the most advanced GPS solutions with the best features, quality and price, GolfLogix helps improve individual performance.

Founded in May 1999, GolfLogix was the first to introduce handheld GPS to the golf industry and holds a U.S. patent for its unique GPS and Internet-based club tracking application. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, the company has been professionally mapping courses for more than 12 years and owns the largest, most up-to-date golf course database in the world.

In 2009, the rapid advance of smartphone technology led GolfLogix to develop and quickly capture the market with an easy-to-use application providing precise GPS distances. In addition, the software manages scorekeeping and stat tracking, then uploads them to an online clubhouse community where golfers can interact and compete with millions of other players worldwide. Now available on more than 60 different smartphone models, The No. 1 App for Golf offers maps for more than 30,000 courses globally.

WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011


Fort McDowell, Ariz.
– The award-winning We-Ko-Pa Golf Club recently celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, December 14th. Named one of the “Top Ten Best New Courses in the World” by Sports Illustrated two weeks after opening in December 2001, We-Ko-Pa’s Cholla Course has been one of the most awarded and successful daily-fee golf facilities in the country.  “I’m proud to say that 10 years after opening, little has changed at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club,” said We-Ko-Pa Golf Club Managing Partner Ed Francese, who has been with We-Ko-Pa since course construction began. “Whether it’s the phenomenal golf courses, the pristine Sonoran Desert environment or the unique tribute We-Ko-Pa pays to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, we are still offering the same consistent, all-encompassing golf experience that is unlike any other in Arizona.”Unlike gas and food prices, green fees at We-Ko-Pa have remained consistent. In fact, in December 2001 the introductory green fee at We-Ko-Pa was $130 for out-of-state visitors and $80 for Arizona residents with proof of residency.  Today, green fees booked 8 to 90 days in advance are $140 for out-of-state visitors and $85 for Arizona residents (through Dec 24).              About the only thing that has changed at We-Ko-Pa over the last decade is the addition of a second golf course. The Saguaro Course, a Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw design, opened for play in December 2006 and has been greeted by the same fanfare as the original Scott Miller-designed Cholla Course. Golfweek Magazine lists Saguaro as the number one public access course in Arizona and the Cholla course as the number three public access course in their 2011 state-by-state rankings.

Located on the Fort McDowell Indian Community, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is a daily fee golf facility that consists of the original 18 holes, the Cholla course, designed by Scott Miller and a second 18 holes, the Saguaro course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.  In addition to the two 18-hole courses, there is a large practice facility, a full-service clubhouse and a second smaller clubhouse serving the Saguaro Course.  We-Ko-Pa is owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and is operated by EF Golf and OB Sports Golf Management. For more information on We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, call 480-836-9000 or visit them online at www.wekopa.com.

Other great Arizona golf courses can be found at www.arizonasgolf.com, Arizona's best resource for golf course information.


Boccieri Golf Shifts Headquarters and Operations to Scottsdale

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – Boccieri Golf – maker of award-wining equipment such as the Tour-proven Heavy Putter – announces the shift of its corporate headquarters and operations to Scottsdale, AZ, as well as plans for a state-of-the-art Research and Performance Center opening in early 2012.

Coinciding with significant growth in demand for the entire portfolio of innovative Boccieri Golf products, the new 9,000square-foot facility is located at 15816 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop. It will enhance customer interaction, specifically through company’s proprietary performance fitting programs. During the relocation process, all business will be conducted as normal with company principals handling day-to-day operations from the Scottsdale facility.

“We really feel like we’ve got our finger on the pulse of the industry in this vibrant golf community, which will continue to inspire us to produce pioneering golf clubs and accessories that make better golfers,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. “This is an incredible metamorphosis for a company that started in my basement and has grown into a true force due to some real persistence coupled with a revolutionary approach.”

The forthcoming Research and Performance Center will incorporate the latest TrackMan, Foresight and Vector Pro launch monitors and accessories, allowing Boccieri Golf representatives to precisely analyze golfers’ swing characteristics and prescribe equipment for optimal performance. Also available will be Science and Motion (SAM) Puttlab analysis. This training system based on accurate ultrasound measurements provides invaluable data on the putting stroke, helping determine which models are best for players. All custom swing clubs and putter building will take place on-site, with a variety of after-market components available.

Operating under the direction of Stephen Boccieri, the new R&D laboratory will focus on conceiving and testing groundbreaking concepts. Products which meet the company’s exceptionally high standards for commercialization may be added to the Boccieri Golf portfolio or become part of licensing partnerships with other original equipment manufacturers and retailers.

Boccieri Golf’s relocation follows six successful years in Ridgefield, CT, where the company established itself as one of the golf industry’s most forward thinking brands. Its popular Heavy Putter collection and “Control Series” line of full-swing products were the first to integrate counterweight principals.

For more information please visit www.boccierigolf.com or call 888.788.8374.


About Boccieri Golf 

The TOUR-proven Heavy Putter was launched in 2005 and has played a key role in victories on the PGA, European, Champions, Nationwide, Asian, Canadian and European Challenge Tours. Boccieri Golf products have expanded to include the Control Series, consisting of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons featuring the latest advances in counter-weighted technology. All are unique due to back weighting in the butt-end of the shaft which produces a higher balance point to promote a smoother swing. Boccieri Golf products are now carried by the finest off-course shops and most prestigious golf courses, country clubs and resorts in all 50 states and more than 35 overseas markets.  

Earlier this year, the company’s full-swing line of “Control Series” clubs was unveiled to critical acclaim. This included being honored as the “Most Surprising New Clubs” from the 2011 PGA Show by GOLF Magazine.