National: What's New

Short Game: European Tour Allows Shorts in Practice, Pro-Ams

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016 01:51 Friday, 22 January 2016 01:14

Lee WestwoodCanadian Press

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Steve Douglas/AP) — Golfers on the European Tour have a new item of clothing to pack in their suitcases.

The tour said Wednesday it will allow players to wear shorts during practice rounds and pro-ams after the policy was passed unanimously by a tournament committee in Abu Dhabi.

Ian Poulter backed the move, tweeting: “Its 2016 not 1990. Get rid of the stuffy old rules that hold golf back. Make it more fun (for) everyone.”

Players must still wear long pants in tournament play, although Rory McIlroy is open for that to change, too.



Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company Introduces VKTR Hybrids

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016 01:13 Friday, 22 January 2016 01:06

Ben Hogan VKTR HybridFORT WORTH, Texas — The Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company debuts the new VKTR hybrid golf clubs revolutionizing the way golfers integrate hybrids into their set.

“It is no secret that Mr. Hogan was a precise long iron player,” said Terry Koehler, President/CEO of the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. “But we also have found prototype clubs in his personal collection dating back to the 1960s that would have to be classified as ‘hybrids.’ Our goal with the VKTR product line was to make a set of hybrids that combine the feel and shotmaking capabilities of an iron with the performance and playability of a utility club. We believe these VKTR hybrids are the kind of clubs that Mr. Hogan would have enjoyed playing.”



Callaway to Launch Sungear: Sunglasses Made for Golf

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 22:51 Thursday, 21 January 2016 22:32

Callaway Golf RaptorMACEDON, New York — Callaway Golf is introducing Sungear, a new line of eyewear designed specifically for golf, at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show. The golf giant will be unveiling six new models that are engineered to help your golf game. Callaway’s Eagle, Falcon, Hawk, Kite, Peregrine, and Raptor will be on display at Booth 1663 in the Orange County Convention Center.

Callaway passionately pursues advanced, innovative technologies that help golfers of all abilities find more enjoyment from the game. The company’s mission now extends to Sungear - the ONLY sunglasses designed specifically for golf!



Zero Friction to Unveil New Johnny Miller Motion Fit Glove

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016 02:00 Thursday, 21 January 2016 05:18

Johnny MillerOAK BROOK TERRACE, Illinois — Zero Friction along with its new partner, Johnny Miller, will unveil its new Johnny Miller Motion Fit Glove™ at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

Johnny Miller will make an appearance at the show to promote the new glove in the Zero Friction booth (#1973) on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Additionally, Miller will host a brief Q&A session in the International Network of Golf (ING) Hospitality Room, 309A, on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.

“The Zero Friction line of gloves is something the industry has needed and is long overdue,” says Miller. “I believe in the Motion Fit System. It is unique, it is better, I have to be a part of it.”



CaddyDaddy to Launch Women’s Golf Glove with Patent-Pending Tacky Grip

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 05:17 Thursday, 21 January 2016 05:10

altCHANDLER, Arizona — CaddyDaddy announces new women’s version of the Talon Series Golf Gloves with exclusive Tack-Fusion™ grip. The Talon gloves feature a synthetic tacky grip that outperforms leather in all weather conditions. The patent-pending Tack-Fusion™ technology is so sticky that it actually makes worn out golf grips feel new.



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