Global Golf Innovation Competition Announced for 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 22, in Orlando

With the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show fast approaching there is going to be all kinds of news releases coming out. As the PGA Show approaches I’m getting more and more excited. Today, in 2019 PGA Merchandise Show news is Global Golf.

Global Golf is introducing a new competition that features an exciting competition for golf start-ups.Do you have an idea for the next great training aid or accessory? This is your chance to showcase. In a fashion similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank” or in the case of Canada “Dragon’s Den” innovators and inventors will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas.

Partnering with Global Golf is HYPE Sports Innovation.  For more details please see the full press release below as shared by Sherry Major who is a Media Consultant for PGA Show Exhibitions.

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Photo Credit: HYPE via Twitter

NORWALK, Conn. (Dec. 5, 2018) — The inaugural Global Golf Innovation Competition, a new “Shark Tank”-style of competition for golf start-ups, was announced today for the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, in Orlando, Fla.

HYPE Sports Innovation, an established global platform which facilitates connections and investments among the sports innovation ecosystem, will host the competition in cooperation with PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions to showcase up-and-coming innovators and cutting-edge technology in golf on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22, at the Orange County Convention Center.

Competition entries are currently being accepted through the HYPE Sports Innovation membership network. Registration to become an applicant opens today for innovators and start-ups from the golf industry at Golf2019.HYPESportsInnovation.com/competition. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2018.

HYPE CEO, Dr. Ilan Hadar said, “We’re honored to host our inaugural Global Golf Innovation Competition at such a pivotal golf industry event. We anticipate receiving applications from some of the most promising golf start-ups from around the world, with the potential to shape the future of golf.”

Ten start-up teams will be selected from an application pool of more than 200 teams to pitch their companies and products to a panel of industry experts which includes current and former sports industry executives. The ten start-up finalists presenting at the competition will receive:

  • A feature in the HYPE Sports Innovation Magazine, PGA Merchandise Show edition;
  • A one-on-one meeting with the panel of judges;
  • Dedicated promotional video shared on HYPE’s social media channels;
  • Global media and influencer exposure through HYPE’s network of 40k members;
  • A special presence in the New Product Zone exhibit area of the PGA Show Floor, Jan. 23-25; and
  • Interaction with golf industry influencers and leading mentors in the field of sports innovation during a special event cocktail reception.

About the PGA Merchandise Show

The 66th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 22-25, 2019, in Orlando, will welcome some 1,000 top golf companies and brands and more than 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to the industry’s annual global summit for the business of golf. The PGA Show Demo Day, the world’s largest professional golf testing event, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Jan. 23-25, at the Orange County Convention Center, PGA Professionals, retailers and industry leaders will uncover the latest trends, source the newest golf merchandise, test the latest equipment, learn proven business best practices, network among peers and move forward the business of the game. The PGA Merchandise Show, “the MAJOR of Golf Business,” is a trade-only event, not open to the public.
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About HYPE Sports Innovation

HYPE Sports Innovation is the largest, global ecosystem in sports innovation. With over 40,000 members, including retail brands, athletic clubs, federations and academia, and over 10,000 startups, HYPE converts sports and innovation into business success.

HYPE nurtures winning ideas and connects them with global sports partners and investors. Our unique scouting approach together with customized services and strong relationships with the sports innovation ecosystem, enable us to help sports start-ups to scale up and to the sports brands, leagues and teams to stay ahead of the curve and move from traditional sports experiences to the new era of sports and innovation. The HYPE ecosystem includes leading sports brands, investors and associations from UEFA, Adidas, Spalding, Silicon Valley Bank, Asics, Google and many more. The company’s vision is to impact people’s lives through the power of sports and innovation. Visit HYPE Sports Innovation: www.hypesportsinnovation.com

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

Miura Golf Now Offers Fully Assembled Custom Clubs Direct to Consumers through Innovative New Website

Golfers who appreciate the finest handmade clubs can purchase irons directly from the storied, family-run club maker.

 

Scottsdale, Arizona (December 4, 2018) – Legendary club maker Miura Golf announced that it now offers fully assembled premium golf clubs directly to golfers from its website, miuragolf.com. Miura’s groundbreaking new e-commerce platform, launched over Thanksgiving weekend, allows golfers to pair Miura’s highest quality forged steel club heads with matching shafts and grips from some of the game’s top manufacturers for a custom built set of clubs.

This is the first time in its illustrious history that Miura has sold fully assembled golf clubs directly to consumers.

Through an intuitive custom design interface on the Miura website, golfers can build an entire set of eight to ten handcrafted driving irons, irons, wedges and putters. Miura offers seven types of irons that can be custom designed for dexterity, flexibility and feel. The new website offers the golfer guided access to the masterful artistry and technique behind the Miura experience. Precise adjustments to the loft, lie, weight, and design of a set of Miura clubs creates a seamless transition from long to middle to short irons, which has long been a trademark of the storied brand.

 

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Miura’s new e-commerce platform allows golfers to pair Miura’s highest quality forged steel club heads with matching shafts and grips from some of the game’s top manufacturers for a custom built set of clubs.

“We are committed to introducing more golfers to the pure pleasure of hitting a Miura club that has been handcrafted to engineered perfection,” said Miura Golf President Hoyt McGarity. “With this new feature, it has never been easier to treat your game to the finest constructed clubs the world has to offer straight from the source at miuragolf.com.”

The easy-to-use new interface guides golfers through every step of customization: Miura club heads come in three distinct finishes and can be matched with seven loft options, 18 different shafts and 14 grips to produce a set of clubs that is truly fully customized. Customers can also acquire custom-designed individual clubs from the MC-501, IC-601, Tour Wedge and Wedge Series lines, as well as Passing Point Neo hybrids and KM-007 and KM-009 putters. Golfers can also visit miuragolf.com to purchase Miura bags, shirts, hats, travel gear and accessories.

This announcement is the manufacturer’s latest move to bring the legendary feel and meticulous craftsmanship of the Miura family’s proprietary design process to golfers at every level of skill. It follows the launch of the IC-601 series in June, whose inner cavity design offers more forgiveness and a larger sweet spot for mid-range handicaps.

“To experience Miura firsthand, we’re thrilled to offer more accessibility to our products,” says Jason Rutkoski, executive vice president of Miura Golf. “As we’ve continued to grow our dealer network and build our brand, we recognized that access to an authorized retailer isn’t always as convenient as we would like it to be for our customers. Now golfers can either visit one of our worldwide dealers or shop directly at miuragolf.com.”

Since its inception, Miura has traditionally only offered its individually made forged steel club heads to select boutique dealers, who then assemble the clubs and sell to the public. Miura has worldwide distribution of its club heads at club fitting studios on five continents. A list of authorized club fitters can be found on miuragolf.com.

About Miura Golf

Miura Golf makes the world’s finest forged golf clubs, which are designed and manufactured by the Miura family in their factory in Himeji, Japan. The entire family works hands-on in the factory and continues to carry on the Miura legacy.

World-renowned craftsman Katsuhiro Miura began hand-crafting and grinding irons in 1957, and has created one of the most-respected brands in the golf industry. Miura’s endless quest for the perfect club has brought to the world more than 10 product series, a number that grows as the next generation of the Miura family – led by sons Shinei and Yoshitaka – continue their meticulous refinement and evolution of product lines. Each club is individually handcrafted and will never be mass produced, as generations of steel-making skill and passion brings to us the world’s-finest golf clubs.

About 8AM Golf

Miura Golf is part of the 8AM Golf family. 8AM Golf was created by golf entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Milstein, as the holding company that oversees his golf companies-all of which help golfers at every level enjoy the game more. In addition to Miura, other 8AM Golf companies include the Nicklaus Companies (in partnership with Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus), GOLF Magazine and the GOLF.com website , True Spec Golf , a brand-agnostic club-fitting company that has fit more than 30,000 golfers worldwide, and GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf.