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Pound Ridge Golf Club, Delamar Greenwich Harbor Offer Spring Golf Package

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

New York’s only Pete Dye-Design, Idyllic Waterfront Luxury Hotel
Combine for Perfect Spring Getaway

(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – the Pete Dye-designed daily fee course 40 miles north of New York City – is offering a spring golf package with The Delamar Greenwich Harbor starting at $515 per person. Designed for discerning leisure and business travelers who “collect” the world’s most unique and compelling golf courses and boutique hotels, the weekend stay-and-play deal is perfect for an early season getaway. “The combination of a luxury, waterfront hotel in maritime Greenwich and a ‘core’ golf experience amid the rolling hills and thick strands of hardwoods here in Westchester County makes for an original experience,” says Pound Ridge Golf Club general manager Todd Leavenworth. “Pound Ridge is the only Pete Dye design in the state, and golfers who appreciate his genius will want to check us off their must-play lists.” The Delamar Greenwich Harbor features 82 deluxe rooms and suites with 500-feet of waterfront and private docks. Designed to evoke old world charm, it houses a full service spa by Elemis and an award-winning restaurant and bar, L’escale. Wrought iron balconies, marble bathrooms and working fireplaces grace the guest rooms of this Mediterranean-inspired “inn.” The package includes a Friday or Saturday night stay at the hotel and one round of golf. Rates start at $515 (single-occupancy) and $710 (double-occupancy). Guests also receive a $20 food and beverage credit at Pound Ridge, 10% off golf merchandise, breakfast, a bottle of champagne, and a wine and cheese reception. For reservations:, 866.335.2627. Guests enjoy tee time booking via concierge or hotel staff and transportation options (from shuttles to rental cars and limousines). For more information about Pound Ridge Golf Club: visit, call 914.764.5771. About Pound Ridge Golf Club Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is just under an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area. Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left onsite, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the U.S. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall frames the site’s thick strands of hardwoods, wetlands and rolling terrain. Contoured fairways wind through forests, and fescue mounds lead to open meadows with picturesque green complexes. Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72, has five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property is home to many of the highest points in Westchester County, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside. Notable holes include the par-5, 13th – home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway – and the par-3 15th – dubbed “Headstone” –flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green. Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club Include:

  • “No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
  • “Best in State, No. 5, 2012” – Golfweek
  • “Best Courses Near Your, No. 6, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
  • “No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” –
  • “America’s Best New Courses, 2009” – Golf Digest
  • “New Golf Development of the Year, 2009” – ABTA Golf
  • “Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008” – GOLF Magazine
  • “Best New Courses, 2008” – LINKS Magazine
  • “America’s Best New Courses, 2008” – Golfweek

Ted Potter, Jr Wins Masters Par 3 Tournament with RIFE Putter

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Sanford, FL – RIFE had three putters in play at the Par 3 Tournament held on Wednesday of this week at The Masters, but it was a center shafted Iconic putter that sealed the victory for Ted Potter, Jr who captured the crystal trophy after a one-hole sudden death playoff.   Five players finished tied for the lead at 23 (four-under par) after the short, nine-hole layout. Two players opted out of the play-off, leaving three to shoot it out. The winner used his RIFE Vault 001 Series Iconic putter to roll in a birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff and win the event.

“It was exciting to be there and watch the playoff,” said Kyle Ulrikson, RIFE’s PGA Tour Rep, “and even more exciting to see one of our new Vault Series putters used to roll in that winning putt. I mean, it’s The Masters. There’s so much history and tradition around this event that it’s hard to not get excited. Now, hopefully he can break the “curse” and be in the same spot to win this tournament on Sunday.”

The Iconic is part of RIFE’s new Vault 001 Series of putters that are new for 2013. It’s a classically designed blade that features RIFE’s Roll Groove Technology Face.   About RIFE Golf RIFE Golf is the true innovator behind horizontal grooved face putter technology with a patent on specifically sized grooves since 1997. These precisely spaced grooves allow the putter to gently press into the cover of the ball and grip and lift it into an instant forward roll. RIFE states, “just as grooves in irons help control spin so do grooves in a putter face.” Other companies are now trying to imitate this patented technology but the spacing of the grooves is the true key to the gripping and lifting effect of grooved face putter technology. Horizontal RollGrooveTM faced putters create the truest “no skid” roll in golf no matter where you hit the ball on the putter face. For more information on RIFE Golf visit their website at  Media members interested in testing any of the RIFE putters or golf balls for an editorial review should contact: Joe Wieczorek: of The Media Group, Inc. at (847) 956-9090.

Hilton Head Golf Packages Available

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

(Hilton Head Island, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island – a collection of more than 20 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – announces a diverse selection of stay-and-play packages available in April and May 2013.

Spring is the perfect time for a Hilton Head Island golf vacation when temperatures are ideal, the azaleas are in bloom and the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage comes to the area. Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination” and “Best Value,” Hilton Head Golf Island offers an array of exceptional golf course and accommodation options.

Sample packages include:
•Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Stay-and-Play Package:  Stay three nights and play up to three rounds at each of the resort’s championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio. Enjoy air conditioned carts, two hours of complimentary tennis court time daily, preferred rates on all other resort activities as well as dining and merchandise discounts. Rates start at $145 per golfer, per night. For package and reservation information: 866.809.1919,
•The Heritage Collection Stay-and-Play Special: Enjoy three nights at The Hampton Inn with daily breakfast included and three rounds of golf at any of the seven Heritage Collection courses including Oyster Reef and Palmetto Hall. Based on double occupancy, packages start at $155 per golfer, per night. For package and reservation information: 843-681-1706 or email
•The Sea Pines Resort Golf Villa Package: Experience unlimited play at any three of Sea Pine’s championship golf courses (Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Ocean Course), private villa accommodations, complimentary range balls, 10 percent pro shop discount on retail merchandise, 10 percent food and beverage discount at the resort’s restaurants, complimentary wireless internet and use of the resort’s fitness center. Packages start at $162 per golfer, per night. To make a reservation, call 866.561.8802,
“Thanks to the variety of packages available through Hilton Head Golf Island, golfers can tailor a visit to their specific playing ability and budget, whether it’s a ‘golf buddy’ trip or casual family vacation,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association.

As one of the nation’s foremost golf meccas, the Lowcountry is the preferred vacation destination of golfers who seek a high-concentration of world-class quality courses, an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns and old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Each course on Hilton Head Island has its own set of unique characteristics and challenges to keep even the most skilled player motivated.

For additional information or to receive a quote:, 800.523.3373.

About Hilton Head Golf Island

Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 20 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones.

Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.”  Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.

LSU, U.S. Air Force Academy, UVA and The University of Arizona Among New Alma Mater Styles

Thursday, May 17th, 2012


– Tin Cup Products, LLC – maker of patented, Made in the USA golf ball marking stencils – announces the addition of seven designs for six universities to its popular collection of 30 officially-licensed college cups.Used by PGA, European, Champions and LPGA Tour stars, each Tin Cup ($19.95) is constructed from 100 percent stainless steel. The newest additions include:

“Our college cups have been hot sellers online and in golf shops around the country as die-hard fans show their school pride while on the course,” says Cabell Fooshe, Vice President of Tin Cup. “Based on our outstanding track record in this market, we anticipate these Tin Cups will be in high demand for holidays, tournaments, corporate outings, wedding parties and other events.”Since being named “Best New Product” at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, the company has grown rapidly. Its personalization process takes just seconds, as players simply place the stencil over a ball and trace the template using an ultra fine point permanent Sharpie.

The ever-expanding Tin Cup collection now features more than 90 designs, including a wide range of emblems from all four major military branches and visualization/game improvement marks. Complementing popular styles like Luck of the Irish, Five O’Clock Somewhere and Jolly Roger, new products are introduced each month. An affordable customization program used by well-known corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities and many others is also available.

For more information:, 888.984.6287

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 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: , 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.

International Junior Golf Tour Launches ‘Discovery Tour’

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) – one of the leading competitive circuits for elite golfers grades 5-12 – announces the “Discovery Tour,” providing fun and enjoyable tournament experiences for ages eight to 12.

Discovery Tour events will be held in conjunction with the IJGT, making it convenient for families with golfers on both tours. Each course on the Discovery Tour will average 2,200 – 2,500 yards.

Several host locations have been selected for the inaugural Discovery Tour season. The first event will be held along with the IJGT Bridgestone Series at Greate Bay Golf Club (Somers Point, N.J.), Mar. 31 – Apr. 1. Additional spring events include Hershey Links (Hershey, Pa.), Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Farmington, Pa.) and Mill Creek Golf Club (Churchville, N.Y.).

“The Discovery Tour is a great opportunity for young golfers to test their skills in a competitive arena while learning the rules of the game,” says Ryley Hendry, Chief Operating Officer of Junior Sports Corporation, owner/operator of the IJGT. “We believe offering a low pressure, fun tournament atmosphere will encourage participation in golf at a younger age.”

Players are encouraged to have a caddy during each round. Caddies can carry a participant’s bag, assist with rules and offer advice. There will be a 10-stroke limit for each hole. Rulings resulting in disqualification on other tours will only be enforced with stroke penalties.  

For more information about the IJGT and the Discovery Tour:,, 800.792.9143.

About Junior Sports Corporation

Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, JSC owns and operates:

Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy ( is the world’s only academy to combine training, competition and academics for serious junior golfers.  Director of Instruction Hank Haney – coach to winners of every major championship on the PGA Tour – and his elite staff train junior golfers from more than 27 countries across five continents.

The International Junior Golf Tour ( hosts 60 tournaments annually and is the only junior golf tour with events every weekend during the September-to-May school year.

Established in May 2011, the Ivan Lendl Junior Tennis Academy ( produces the finest tennis training and competition for junior students to ultimately reach the college or professional ranks. Ivan Lendl, former World No. 1 player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, serves as Director of Instruction and is dedicated to the development of each junior tennis player.

Heritage Academy ( provides progressive, diverse academic instruction for students from grades five to 12 who pursue extra-curricular passions, such as golf at Hank Haney IJGA and tennis at Ivan Lendl IJTA.

Hilton Head Island is easily accessible by most major airlines through Hilton Head Island (HHI), Savannah (SAV), Charleston (CHS) and Columbia (CAE) airports.

Dancin’ Dogg Golf Introduces Melbourne Golf Club Replication for OptiShot Infrared Simulator

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

(TRAVERSE CITY, MI) — Dancin’ Dogg Golf — maker of the OptiShot Infrared Simulator, the ultimate in-home virtual golf system — has expanded its premium course library to include Melbourne Golf Club, a hyper-accurate replication of an Alister Mackenzie design that consistently ranks as Australia’s No. 1 layout.

A two-time host of the biennial competition between American and International squads, Melbourne Golf Club is well-known for its reachable par 5s and spectacular yet well-guarded par 3 holes. With signature large, undulating greens it has repeatedly been rated among the “Top 100 Courses in the World” (GOLF Magazine) and “Top 100 Best Golf Courses Outside the United States” (Golf Digest).

It’s thanks to our in-house design and development teams that we’re able to deliver this kind of truly unparalleled experience in time for the upcoming competition,” says Brandon Theophilus, CEO of Dancin’ Dogg Golf. “This means that OptiShot users can test their skills on the same pressure shots their countrymen are about to face Down Under.”

Available by download at, Melbourne Golf Club ($49.95) is joined in the OptiShot premium library by replicas of other world-famous courses and major championship host sites, including Atlanta Highlands, Capitol Club, Cogs Corner, Jones Lake, Monterey Classic, Old Scot, Ponte Vedra, Royal St. Marks and Whispering Dunes.

OptiShot (MSRP: $399.95) connects with Windows computers via a plug-and-play interface and requires only 8-½ feet of swing space. With their own clubs, up to four players per round can compete by hitting real balls, foam balls (provided) or no ball at all. Infrared sensors on a durable swing pad precisely record club-head speed, face angle, swing path, distance, tempo, face contact and ball flight. In addition to Core courses that come with the system, OptiShot users can practice and compete on the par-3 option or a realistic driving range.

Dancin’ Dogg Golf was recently ranked one of America’s fast-growing entrepreneurial companies by Inc. Magazine, placing No. 358 on the prestigious Inc. 500 list for 2011. This honor was based on the company’s 951.2% revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. That increase was fueled by exceptional demand for OptiShot, a fun, accurate, affordable and easy-to-use golf simulator that allows players to improve their games from the comfort of home.

About Dancin’ Dogg Golf

Based in Traverse City, MI, Dancin’ Dogg Golf was founded in 2005 and specializes in developing innovative technologies. The company was recently named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of America’s fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies. Other distinctions include winning SoreGolf’s 2010 Research & Development Award. Dancin’ Dogg’s product range is highlighted by the OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator and its expanding library of world class courses that golfers play anytime, anywhere. Durable and built to last, OptiShot comes with a 180-day warranty and has been heralded by leading authorities nationwide, including GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, Sports Illustrated, Wired and Golf Channel.

For more information:,, 866.941.3644.

Heavy Driver by Boccieri Golf

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Boccieri Golf Unveils Limited Edition White Heavy DriverInnovative Counterweighted Design Increases Distance, Accuracy and Consistency( RIDGEFIELD, CT)

– Boccieri Golf announces its widely acclaimed “Control Series” Heavy Driver – named GOLF Magazine’s “Most Surprising New Club” at the 2011 PGA Show – is now available in a limited edition white finish.Retailing for $399, the 460cc Heavy Driver is strategically engineered with a 50-gram backweight in the butt-end of the shaft. This has been shown to significantly improve tempo and stability by consistently delivering the club’s sweet spot to the ball, thus ensuring optimal distance and accuracy. “Research and consumer testing has proven the Heavy Driver is simply a better product – one that provides superior results to any other brand regardless of a player’s skill level,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. “White drivers offer an optical option that some golfers prefer, so we’re combining this with our unique technology to create the game’s most attractive high-performance driver.”Incorporating revolutionary “Dimple Face Technology,” the Heavy Driver was developed to maximize the coefficient of restitution (COR) without decreasing durability. This allows better weight distribution throughout the head, which has slightly more mass than traditional offerings, and makes it one of the highest MOI drivers available. The benefit of additional mass is greater force at impact, which results in superior distance. The driver is available in 9°, 10° and HL or “High Launch” (12.5°) lofts with a variety of flexes in a premium Aldila NVS shaft.Additional offerings in the “Control Series” line include:

  • Heavy Wood and Heavy Hybrid: Constructed of 17-4 stainless steel with a special face insert made of 455 steel, the Heavy Woods will be available in 15 and 19 degree options, and the Heavy Hybrid in 20, 23 and 26 degrees.
  • Heavy Irons: Designed to improve overall consistency, the Heavy Irons have a head weight of approximately eight grams more than conventional irons. This combines with the counter-weight to raise the balance point for unparalleled control. The new collection is one quarter inch shorter than irons from other leading manufacturers, promoting smoother transition and consistent contact for superior accuracy and lower scores.
  • Heavy Wedge: Added weight (65 grams) is positioned in the butt of the shaft, raising the club’s balance point nearly 40 percent to promote improved distance and directional control. Available in a variety of loft and bounce options with grooves conforming to new USGA regulations.

In addition to the company’s “full swing” products, its new Heavy Putter Bronze and Tour Series collections are also available. Each new offering is part of the popular MID-WEIGHT family, which independent testing indicates is preferred by 7 out of 10 golfers over the putters currently in their bags. Each incorporates Boccieri Golf’s unprecedented application of a heavier mass head and counter-balanced weight in the grip end of the shaft. This automatically engages the body’s larger, more stable muscles to promote greater stability, consistency and control.        About Boccieri GolfThe 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. For more information please visit or call 888.788.8374.

Club Glove Redefines Travel with Made-in-the-USA TRS Ballistic Luggage Line

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) – Club Glove® – the world’s leading maker of Made-in-the-USA luggage, travel bags, accessories, golf bags, club covers – confirms availability of its TRS Ballistic line of ultra-premium luggage specifically crafted to redefine the first-class travel experience.

Inspired by the needs of discerning globetrotters and golfers seeking the most durable and stylish luggage, the TRS Ballistic line consists of a carry-on ($699), check-in ($750) and XL check-in ($799) bags and is also available as a set ($2,248).

Amazing functional capabilities of this unique collection include:

  • Train Reaction System – Club Glove’s patent-pending method for drastically reducing the effort needed to pull or push gear by creating a perfect center of gravity to make bags feel weightless
  • Patented, Ultra-Durbale Wheel Base and Retractable Handle – engineered to provide ideal balance and convenience
  • Intelligent Design – premium zippers, easy-to-open flap, internal webbing with superior tensile strength
  • Packing Modules – perfect compartmentalization of clothing, toiletries, shoes and other items

“I looked for the very best of everything to create a luxury luggage set with a classic look, extreme durability and mind-blowing performance,” says company founder Jeff Herold. “This is simply a better way to pack and that’s proven by its rapid adoption on the PGA Tour.”

Each piece in the TRS Ballistic line is constructed from U.S. woven 1050d CORDURA® Ballistic nylon fabric. The world’s most ideal material for high-end luggage, it offers double the abrasion resistance and four times the tear resistance of other premium fabrics, yet is rarely used by competing brands due to the high cost.

Among the dozens of Tour stars who have already “Gone Ballistic” are world No. 1 Luke Donald, Hunter Mahan, Mark Wilson, Justin Leonard, Chris DiMarco, Bill Haas, Angel Cabrera, Ricky Barnes, Tommy Armour III, Rich Beem, Trevor Immelman, Charles Howell III, David Duval, Chad Campbell, Josh Teater, Peter Tomasulo, Marc Turnesa, Greg Chalmers, Matt Bettencourt, Kris Blanks, Peter Hansen, David Hearn, Robert Karlsson, John Senden, Joe Durant, Billy Mayfair, Chris Stroud, Omar Uresti, Tom Pernice, Jr., Andres Romero, Brandt Jobe, John Rollins and Carl Pettersson.

Built with a lifetime of use in mind, Club Glove’s American-made products include the Last Bag, which was honored by Golf World magazine as one of the game’s “10 Best Innovations.” This signature golf travel bag was recognized for its extreme durability, extra thick foam padding and patented high-impact plastic wheel base that cradles and shields the bottom of the bag.

Club Glove is the No. 1 golf travel bag brand at all PGA and Champions Tour events. The Darrell Survey confirmed that the brand is preferred by 90 percent of PGA Tour Players. Selected by six U.S. Ryder Cup teams, Club Glove’s golf bags have been a fixture at green grass and off course shops for nearly a decade and are available in stand, cart and Sunday versions.

More information: or 800.736.4568.

About West Coast Trends, Inc.

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, West Coast Trends Inc. was founded in 1990. A worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of premium luggage, golf travel bags, stand bags, club covers and accessories, its products have been tested and approved by the world’s most demanding travelers, including pilots at all of the major airlines. The overwhelming choice of serious golfers, the company’s Club Glove® products are used by more than 90 percent of PGA and Champions Tour players. 

Hot Stix Opens Outdoor Fitting Center at Golf Club of Georgia

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – Hot Stix Golf – the leading custom club fitter for Tour professionals and recreational players serious about improving their games – has opened a state-of-the-art, outdoor fitting center at the renowned Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Conveniently located just north of Atlanta, this latest Hot Stix facility was added to meet thriving demand for the custom swing analysis and golf club fitting that has gained the company worldwide acclaim. Of golfers undergoing a “premium” fitting, 92 percent reported seeing an immediate benefit from their new equipment, according to a recent study by Golfsmith and the Sports Illustrated Golf Group.

“With more than 4.5 million golfers in the Southeast, bringing our industry-leading club fitting technology to Atlanta will boost enjoyment for many passionate golfers,” says Mark Flynn, CEO of Hot Stix. “Our scientific approach and elite custom fitters perfectly tune equipment to a golfer’s unique swing. The result is notable improvement and lower scores.”

The fitting center is overseen by Hot Stix Certified Fitter Bill Johnstone, former Head Golf Professional at Atlanta Country Club and PGA Tour player. One of a select few PGA of America members to earn Master Professional status, he has been named among the “Best Teachers in State” by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. Johnstone draws on his extensive personal knowledge and Hot Stix’s proprietary fitting software to help players optimize on-course performance.

“Partnering with Hot Stix provides our members and all golfers in the Atlanta area the best custom club fitting experience to improve their game,” says Jeff Paton, Director of Golf/Co-General Manager at The Golf Club of Georgia. “Their services are invaluable to players of all skill levels and our club is proud to have the best in the industry on site.”

A team of highly-experienced fitters helps players through a sophisticated process analyzing how specific components – head, shaft, ball and grip – affect individual performance. By precisely measuring loft, lie, shaft frequency, swing and ball speed, launch angle, spin rates, smash factor and other variables, Hot Stix helps to maximize distance, accuracy and consistency.

A variety of packages are available for golfers and gift-givers, including full-bag evaluations, or ala carte driver, fairway wood, hybrid, iron and wedge fittings. The company also offers a gap analysis program, measuring the average carry and rollout for each club in the bag, ensuring players no longer have to guess when it comes to yardages. For more information on specific fitting packages, please visit here

Additional Hot Stix Performance Centers are located in California (three locations), Scottsdale (two locations), New York, Minneapolis, Dallas and Orlando, with several more opening in the next 12 months.

Appointments for Hot Stix Performance Centers can be scheduled online at Hot Stix Golf or by calling 877.513.1333.

About Hot Stix Golf

For nearly 10 years, Hot Stix Golf has fit Tour and club professionals, as well as avid and recreation golfers, at its expansive state-of-the-art fitting centers in Arizona, California, Florida, Minnesota, New York and Texas. With more than 35,000 satisfied golfers, the company’s golfer-equipment matchmaking technology and its club-building craftsmen maximize golfers’ performances. Hot Stix is the official golf equipment research partner of GOLF Magazine.

For more information: Hot Stix Golf, 877-513-1333.  

About The Golf Club of Georgia

Since 1990, The Golf Club of Georgia has stood for unmatched service, camaraderie and hospitality and an unrelenting devotion to daily turf quality and performance. Established for the enthusiastic golfer or executive who desires to use an elite club for business entertaining, The Golf Club of Georgia enjoys championship course conditions every day, offering incredible golf experiences to its members and their guests. The two Arthur Hills-designed courses, Lakeside and Creekside, are distinctly different from each other, offering enormous architectural, aesthetic and strategic variety.

For more information: , 770-664-8644