Archive for the ‘On the scene’ Category

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Mar 17th
2017

PING’s new G LE ladies range

Feb 2nd
2017

Built on the success of the men’s G series – (Shared from GolfPunk)

Engineered specifically for women by combining performance–enhancing innovation with considered aesthetics, PING has unveiled details of its new G Le (Ladies edition) family for women.

The G Le range is built around the men’s G series platform, and therefore uses all of the company’s industry–leading technologies to help ladies play their best golf.

The range includes a new driver, fairway woods, an iron / hybrid set and three putters. But wait, there’s more…

PGA TOUR – How Good Is That – Tiger’s Reaction

Jan 25th
2017

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See Tiger Woods’ reaction as he watches for the first time the PGA TOUR’s new “How Good Is That” TV commercial. #TheseGuysAreGood

Merry Christmas

Dec 24th
2016

The World’s Most Expensive Putter Collection

Dec 15th
2016

(Shared from GolfPunk)

Come with us as we enter the Ping Putter Vault in Scottsdale, Arizona. And don’t try to steal anything!

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TaylorMade M1 2017 Driver

Dec 8th
2016

More of the same, but even better! (Shared from GolfPunk)

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TaylorMade knocked it out of the park with the M1 and M2. From Jason Day and Dustin Johnson dominating to Rory and Tiger making an end of season post Nike switch, these drivers have been everywhere and seemingly in everyone’s bag in 2016.

In 2017 we think you’ll see more of the same. Only this time with added green! TaylorMade have all new 2017 M1 and M2 drivers for us, and they look even better than the current models.

So how have TaylorMade improved the hottest pieces of golf equipment on tour? They’ve made them even more forgiving. The M1 and M2 weren’t hard to hit, but they weren’t as easy to hit as some other drivers. They were seriously long, but they weren’t quite as straight as some of the opposition so they’ve raised their forgiveness levels. How? By saving more weight to play with elsewhere in the head. But wait, there’s more…

Cobra King F7 Fairway Woods

Nov 10th
2016

Bringing back the Baffler ((Shared from GolfPunk)

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The Cobra Baffler name is up there with the Callaway Big Bertha and the Ping Anser as the most famous golf equipment names of all time. A Baffler could only ever be a Cobra club, and it wouldn’t be a Baffler if it didn’t have rails. I’ve still got a wooden Baffler my Granddad gave me as a kid taking up the game, and it was great for getting the ball out of the heavy stuff. So when we tell you there are new Cobra King F7 Baffler woods and hybrids with rails you shouldn’t be too surprised.  But wait, thre’s more…

Honma Golf goes for Hong Kong listing

Oct 6th
2016

Looking to raise US$162 million (Shared from GolfPunk)

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Honma Golf, the premium Japanese golfing equipment company, is set to relist on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday. The move is part of a plan for expansion in China and elsewhere.

Honma Golf is looking to raise US$162 million by listing 133.99 million shares. The initial public offering price is set at HK$10; the tentative price range had been HK$8.46 to HK$10.98. A Honma Golf representative said Hong Kong is the ideal place to go public.

In 1995 Honma Golf listed on Japan’s old Jasdaq market. Ten years later, it filed for bankruptcy protection under the civil rehabilitation law due to poor earnings amid stiff competition.

Ownership shifted from the founding family to an investment company affiliated with Nikko Cordial Securities. In 2010, Chinese fund Merlion Holdings acquired a stake. But wait, there’s more…

Sixth time lucky for Alcanada – Voted best course in Europe

Sep 15th
2016

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Shared from GolfPunk

Golfers from 42 different countries participated in the online survey, with responders asked to name their three favourite European courses, with three points awarded for a first-place selection down to one point for third.

And Alcanada, situated in the north of the holiday island of Mallorca, beat off stiff competition from a host of top courses to claim top spot, including St Andrews’ world-famous Old Course, which claimed eighth spot, former Ryder Cup venue Valderrama, which came in 15th and Costa Navarino, in Greece, which secured second spot.

Kristoff Both, director of golf at Alcanada, said: “It is always a special feeling when golfers praise your course and to win this award in six successive years is astonishing, especially when you consider the venues we were up against.

“Everybody at Alcanada continues to go that little bit extra to ensure all our members and guests receive five-star treatment wherever they are in the club and this accolade is testament to that fact. We are naturally delighted and would like to thank everybody who voted for us.

“And, if you didn’t vote for Alcanada because you’ve yet to visit, we look forward to welcoming you soon.” But wait, there’s more…

The Titleist 917 Drivers

Sep 8th
2016

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Shared from GolfPunk

The Lowdown

– Most adjustable Titleist driver ever
– Consistent spin and launch wherever you hit it on the face
– Suitable for anyone who wants to hit it longer and straighter but likes a classic look

The Detail

I’ve been sitting on this for awhile, anxious to tell you all, but I’ve not been allowed to. A few weeks ago I got to try, and learn about, the new Titleist 917 range of drivers and fairway woods. And to sum it up quickly, they are awesome!!! But it’s not enough just telling you they’re awesome, you need to know why they are.

Titleist do things differently to their competitors. While every manufacturer tests their products on tour first before the public gets to try them, it’s often a matter of weeks, maybe a month before you can be using the same club as the pro’s. The Titleist 917 drivers have been on tour since the Quicken Loans National way back in June. Since then Jimmy Walker has won his first major at the PGA Championship using one, while Greg Chalmers won the Barracuda Championship with his. But wait, there´s more…