National: What's New

New Leupold® GX®-2i2 Golf Rangefinder Now Available

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:11 Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:05

altBEAVERTON, Oregon — Leupold’s® new GX®-2i2 comes packed with advanced technology that enables golfers to easily customize the rangefinder to their individual needs and use it as a handy tool to improve scores and speed up pace of play. GX®-2i2 is now widely available from Leupold GX dealers and online retailers.

According to a recent United States Golf Association decision, tournament use of GX-2i2 is permitted under the Rules of Golf when a Local Rule is in effect (see USGA Decision 14-3/0.5) and the device is not used in True Golf Range™ (TGR®) mode. TGR allows golfers to compensate for uphill shots that play long and downhill shots that play short.



Vancouver Island Professional Tour (VIPT) Announces Jeff Palmer as 2016 Tour Commissioner

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 06:58 Tuesday, 15 March 2016 06:44

altThe Vancouver Island Professional Tour is proud to announce that Jeff Palmer of Ardmore Golf Club has accepted the position of Tour Commissioner for the 2016 season. Jeff recently left the Golf BC Academy as the Director of Instruction to become the General Manager of Ardmore GC.



TomTom Golfer 2 Drives a Golfer’s Game to the Next Level

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 06:18 Tuesday, 15 March 2016 06:10

TomTom Golfer 2LONDON, United Kingdom — The Wearable Technology Show – TomTom (TOM2) announces the ultra-slim TomTom Golfer 2, a GPS Watch designed to help golfers improve their game by using automatic shot detection to give detailed post-round analysis.

Eliminating uncertainty by measuring distances to greens and hazards the TomTom Golfer 2 uses automatic shot detection to help golfers understand their distance potential. They can see distances for drives and approach shots at-a-glance and then analyse their strokes in TomTom MySports after the game. The auto scorecard tracks the score to make it easy for a golfer to see what is working in their game, and what improvements can be made.



The Bag Boy Company’s All New Quad Series Electric Carts are Compact and Lightweight with Innovative Technology

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 06:10 Tuesday, 15 March 2016 05:48

altRICHMOND, Virginia — The Bag Boy Company introduces a new line of electric carts with advanced technology that are 22% smaller than previous models. The Quad Series, which includes the Navigator™, Coaster™, and Hunter™ models, feature digital electronics with full color displays, super compact four wheel engineering and fully retractable 5th wheel for added uphill stability. All three models are built to take additional accessories including solar chargers, rain covers and scorecard holders. “With the choice of three impressively powerful models that are compact, lightweight and easy to fold, it is a new era of four wheel electric carts,” said Craig Ramsbottom, Bag Boy President.



TruVis Technology: A New Golf Ball Concept from Callaway

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:33 Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:25

Callaway Chrome Soft Balls(Gord Montgomery/iG) — Last year, Callaway Golf released a new ball idea that many may find worth kicking around — and no, it’s not a soccer ball although it bears a striking resemblance to one.

But come to think of it, their new offering with Truvis technology does indeed look like something you’d use a foot wedge on. But, as it turns out, these red and white balls that look like mini-soccer balls are much easier to lay a club firmly upon, said Callaway sales rep Jim McCulley, while displaying the ball at the Edmonton Golf Show.

That ball is an offshoot of the Chrome Soft, being marketed as The Ball That Changed The Ball, and comes in a standard 65 compression. As such, it is much more workable than its higher compression counterparts from past days.



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