National: What's New

Aerotech Golf Unveils New Volant, Super Lightweight Iron Shafts

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016 23:29 Monday, 18 January 2016 23:25

Aerotech Volant ShaftsBELLINGHAM, Washington — Aerotech Golf announces the introduction of its all-new Volant product line, the company’s first super lightweight iron shaft.

Featuring Aerotech’s proprietary hoop wind surface layer and multiple stiffness profiles, the new Volant super lightweight iron shafts possess all the stability of a much heavier shaft, while generating higher launch angles and dynamic flight control. The new Volant shafts will be officially unveiled at the PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day on Jan. 26, 2016 in Orlando, Fla.



Ecco® Golf Introduces Ecco Cage Evo Shoe

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016 23:23 Monday, 18 January 2016 23:15

EccoLONDONDERRY, New Hampshire — ECCO introduces ECCO CAGE EVO, a cleated golf shoe that leverages the Danish company’s manufacturing expertise to promote superior walking comfort immediately out of the box and for every step thereafter.

Premiering at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show and delivering June 2016 in the United States, ECCO CAGE EVO ($190 USD) is distinguished by a fully-integrated DiP wrap system and multi-material upper. The latter features performance textile bonded with webbing made from a customized PU. Created specifically for use on CAGE EVO, this promotes a remarkably comfortable fit while delivering outstanding protection from tears and abrasion.



USGA to Honor Judy Bell with 2016 Bob Jones Award

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2016 00:32 Sunday, 17 January 2016 00:29

altFAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association (USGA) will bestow its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award, to Judy Bell, of Colorado Springs, Colo., at an award ceremony on June 14, 2016, during the week of the 116th U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

Presented annually since 1955, the Bob Jones Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships.

Known for her generous spirit and larger-than-life personality, Bell, a native of Wichita, Kan., has championed a welcoming and accessible game as one of its most prominent ambassadors for more than six decades.



Finchem Named World Golf Foundation Chairman

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2016 00:15 Sunday, 17 January 2016 00:05

Tim FinchemST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (PGA TOUR) — PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem has been named World Golf Foundation Chairman for 2016 by the Board of Directors. He succeeds PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua.
Finchem became Commissioner of the PGA TOUR on June 1, 1994. Now entering his 26th year with the organization, he has played an integral role in strengthening the PGA TOUR's position as one of the most successful, well-respected sports organizations in the world, and his leadership has helped foster the growth of the game, both domestically and internationally.



Fujikura Releases Enso®-Optimized Series of Super Shafts: XLR8

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016 22:10 Saturday, 16 January 2016 22:07

XLR8VISTA, California — Fujikura Golf, recognized for designing and producing the world’s best performance golf shafts, has gathered years of enso® shaft recordings and data to produce their highest shaft technology to date – XLR8.

This revolutionary, state-of-the art, XLR8 shaft technology creates a stiffer handle and tip by moving weight into the butt end, generating a more reactive mid-section which increases kick speed. The results are a more efficient energy to the club head with greater acceleration for maximum club head speed, power and distance. This engineering technology will be available on three highly popular Fujikura Golf Shafts, the PRO, the SIX, and the Speeder PRO Series.



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