Archive for the ‘On the scene’ Category

New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairway Woods

Jun 22nd
2017

The return of an icon with modern power (Shared from GolfPunk)

Callaway has launched the Steelhead XR Fairway Woods, a modern and powerful interpretation of the iconic shape that made the original Steelhead one of the best–selling fairway woods of all time.

Engineered with a modern Hawkeye Sole, it has been re-contoured to increase versatility and smooth turf interaction to promote a clean, square contact from every type of lie. Steelhead XR features a steel face, a 6–gram J–36 carbon crown (20g lighter than the previous XR Fairway crowns), and a low and forward CG, promoting easy launch and low spin, like the original model.

But wait, there’s more…

Oceanico World Kids Champs set for Amendoeira Resort again

Jun 21st
2017

(Shared from GolfPunk) – From 24th – 28th July, 150 junior golfers will once again descend on Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve for the Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship, but there are still some places available.

The event prides itself on providing young golfers with a week to remember and an insight into the life of a tour pro. Entries to this year’s event will close on June 25th so there’s still a bit of time to enter.

Home to two 18 hole Championship layouts, the O’Connor Jnr Course, and the Faldo Course, recently named ‘Portugal’s Best’ by the World Golf Awards, the week at Amendoeira offers golfers aged between 7 and 18 years old the chance compete over three rounds at one of Europe’s finest golfing resorts. With state of the art practice facilities, dedicated player lounges, and access to the courses for practice rounds prior to the start of competition, the players are really made to feel like pros. But wait, there’s more…

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…