What Kind Of World Have I Entered?

It’s a world of running around, a world of meetings and a world of something new.

This is my first time to the PGA Show and I’m nervous yet also excited about it. It was a rough start but I am hoping it goes smooth. I was excited to go but then our flight was cancelled. We had to call our airline (Frontier) and they were nice enough to get us on a later flight and did not charge us anything extra. That helped ease the stress a little bit and then Monday happened.

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First of all let me say, I am not an early bird and I prefer to sleep in. Today that didn’t happen. Due to our lack of a vehicle currently it was a nice early day to hop on our bevy of buses. The first bus was at 7 a.m. and then the next bus was at 8:15 a.m. after waiting in the bus terminal.

We got to the airport in a reasonable amount of time and yet we still had another 3-4 hours wait for our flight. The clearance through customs was quick which was shocking considering the US Government is on a shutdown. We were expecting a long wait to get through TSA but we were through within about 15 minutes. We made our way to the gate and decided we would just plant our behinds there. We were able to get a nice Wi-Fi connection and just watch the commotion outside.

Considering we were hit by Winter Storm Harper a couple of days earlier you wouldn’t know it by looking outside. There was a lot of snow on the tarmac but there were plows going over it constantly. The sky was blue and hardly any clouds. You know? The nice fluffy white ones, no gray and no dim. This was starting out as a beautiful day. Now to see what the rest of the week will bring.

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I have plenty of meetings coming up with women’s apparel companies and I look forward to seeing what’s out there for us women. I wonder what the women will want to know about and how I’m going to get it for them. There are a couple of events geared specifically towards women and I hope to cover them and bring some input from the women of the golf industry.

Time will tell. Hello PGA Show 2019!!

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

Srixon Unveils Z-FORGED: Next Generation Tour Performance

Just in time for the 2019 PGA Show Demo Day.

Srixon releases new Z-FORGED irons. A beautiful muscle back blade with aesthetics to burn. Designed for better players… and even though I’m not one of them I’ll be swinging these on January 22nd. Stay tuned right here to see what my first impressions of these irons are.

Thanks go out to Noelle Zavaleta for sharing this press release. For more details about these iron please read the press release below.

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Jan. 21, 2019 — SRIXON®, a global leader in golf equipment and innovation, introduces Z-FORGED, a muscle back blade iron crafted for the best players in the world. Srixon’s Z-FORGED officially launches in North America on February 1, 2019.

 

Z-FORGED begins with two sharp lines at the back, one from the toe and one from the heel, which form its signature double curve design. Z-FORGED elevates iron performance with its forged construction delivering an unrivaled soft feel in a crisp, explosive profile. Designed for the ultimate ball-strikers yet engineered to perform, Z-FORGED is the ultimate blade iron, realized.

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“The new Z-FORGED irons are the most compact, most workable irons in our line,” said Dustin Brekke, Engineering Manager. “They were created to give professionals and advanced amateur golfers confidence to hit every shot, while featuring a sole that glides through the turf for better contact and stable spin under any condition.”

 

Key Technologies:

  • Muscle Back Blade: Classic blade shaping optimized for maximum workability and unmatched feel.
  • Updated Tour V.T. Sole: A newly redesigned Tour V.T. Sole provides more consistent ball striking while maintaining enough versatility to execute any shot.
  • Forged Construction: Forged from a single billet of soft 1020 carbon steel for exceptional feel.

 

The Srixon Z-FORGED officially launch in North America on February 1, 2019, at a MAP of $142.85 for a single iron, $999.99 for a seven-piece set, and $1,142.84 for an eight-piece set.

Callaway® Apparel Introduces SWING TECH™

Thanks go out to Stuart Goldstein of public relations firm RG Narrative for sending out this release.

During the week of the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show among my appointments is one that scheduled for 9:30 on Thursday January 24th. At this time I’ll be sitting down with Callaway Apparel to talk about what’s being released for the 2019 golf season. Among the upcoming fashions and technologies that Callaway Apparel is introducing is what the brand calls SWING TECH™.

SWING TECH™ marries a classic fit with athletic performance. All of this innovation is to provide golfers with less restriction every swing tee to green. some of the differences include revamped and re-imagined seam construction and materials used in the fabrication of this range. The range includes polos, shorts and outerwear.

For more information please see the press release below.

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

Bring Improvement To Every Movement

(Miami, FL, January 21, 2019) — Callaway® Apparel announces the launch of SWING TECH™ – technology that fuses athletic performance with classic fit and game-changing innovation. Re-engineered construction and materials provide noticeably less restriction and more stretch to maximize your range of motion on every swing.

“What makes SWING TECH so revolutionary? A total redefinition of what performance golf apparel should be. We explored seam construction and materials that we used in our products with the goal of limiting restriction throughout the swing,” stated Lupe Benitez, Vice President of Design for Callaway Apparel. “With the incorporation of SWING TECH, we are now able to provide significantly less restriction and more stretch to maximize range of motion on every swing. As a result, we’ve created a game changing innovation to authentic golf apparel that will help golfers look, feel and perform their best from top to bottom.”

SWING TECH™ is featured in a variety of products in the 2019 Callaway line including:

POLOS

Golfers can count on greater flexibility through the shoulders through a combination of a all-new seam construction and pliable blended materials. Taking a new approach on seam construction, our polos have taken the performance attributes of an athletic raglan sleeve and restructured it so that golfers still get the authentic golf styling that they know and love. Featured SWING TECH polos include the all-new SWING TECH gingham polo, SWING TECH jacquard polo and SWING TECH fine line color block polo.

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SHORTS

The SWING TECH ergo shorts feature the all-new ergo seam and refined active waistband to provide more freedom of movement from the waist down. With the ergo seam, we have eliminated the need for side seams that limit flexibility where you need it most, giving you greater stretch and lighter feel.

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OUTERWEAR

Not only featured in polos, SWING TECH is also prominently incorporated into outerwear with a modified construction design, flexible materials and strategically placed stretch panels to help improve your movement, regardless of the conditions, making them the perfect complementary piece. Brand new in 2019, the all-new SWING TECH Cooling+ 1/4 zip pullover provides golfers with the performance of SWING TECH construction as well as ​cutting edge fabric that promotes rapid moisture wicking and superior sun protection.

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SWING TECH products will be available starting February 15th, 2019 at ​select retailers, leading golf and country clubs around the world and​ ​at ​www.callawayapparel.com​.

About Callaway Apparel

Innovative. Performance-Driven. Authentic. Callaway® Apparel is the ultimate combination of golf authenticity and classic style. Always innovative, always an outperformer. Because apparel that offers quality, performance, functionality and fit is as important to both men and women golfers as the equipment they use. Callaway Apparel is designed for those who love the game of golf. It represents where the game has been, and where the game is going. Learn more about Callaway Apparel at ​www.callawayapparel.com​ and follow on ​Facebook​, ​Instagram​, and YouTube​.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear. Additional information on the
company is available at http://www.pery.com.

 

Miura Golf Launches New CB-301 Line of Cavity Back Irons

Miura Golf.

When I think of prestigious brands in the golf industry the legendary company from Himeji, Japan is one of the first that comes to mind. It’s roots date back to 1957 when legendary craftsman Katsuhiro Miura first started to handcraft his elegant “works of art”. It’s been said that his works have been created from the “Hands of God” himself. Mr. Miura’s two sons (Shinei and Yoshitaka) continue to evolve Miura Golf. Mr. Miura to this day can still be seen at his bench hand-grinding his creations.

In 2018, Miura Golf introduced Miura Giken to North American golfers with irons like the Passing Point 9005 Genesis irons (PP 9005) and the MG Collection CB 2008 irons to name a couple. Also released in 2018 Miura Golf also released the likes of the MC-501, IC-601 irons.

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A new calendar year means new product releases for Miura Golf. Being introduced for 2019 are the new CB-301 irons. The CB-301 irons feature a cavity back design which offers golfer’s the feel of a player’s iron and the forgiveness of a Game-Improvement (GI) iron. The profile is “Tour-inspired” yet is geared towards golfers of all skill levels.

Miura Golf will be present at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day when it convenes on Tuesday January, 22nd at the Orange County National Golf Resort and Lodge. I will be putting swings on with these irons so stay tuned right here for my first impressions.

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Thanks go out to Isaac Benjamin of PRCG Haggerty for sharing the press release. for more information on this exciting release from Miura Golf please see the press release below.

Until The Next Tee!!

#SeeUOnTheNextTee #FightAndGrind

 

Combining quality with accessibility, legendary Japanese club maker unveils innovative new design, with larger sweet spot for consistent distance and accuracy

Scottsdale, Ariz, Jan. 15, 2019. – Today, premier club manufacturer Miura Golf announced the introduction of its newest line of handmade forged irons: the CB-301. Designed and hand-forged  in Miura’s Himeji, Japan factory, the CB-301 is the longest forged cavity back iron Miura has ever produced. It is the first fully forged Miura cavity back since the PP9003 in 2011.

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The CB-301 is the most recent advance in Miura’s masterful, ever-evolving approach to club design. It is constructed to optimize performance, with the feel and playability of a players iron but the forgiveness and distance to improve golfers of all levels. The CB-301 maintains Miura’s meticulous attention to quality, along with the legendary craftsmanship Miura clubs have long been known for.

“We are excited to bring a new level of distance and performance to Miura Golf,” said Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “With the CB-301, we’ve created the finest forged cavity back in Miura’s history.”

 “At Miura Golf, we strive to provide the world‘s finest forged irons,” said Jason Rutkoski, executive vice president of Miura Golf. “We set out to design a golf club that could be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. The CB-301 takes the most innovative design elements of our traditional models and blends them with modern techniques, resulting in the longest iron we’ve ever produced.”

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The visually striking CB-301 comes plated in nickel chrome with a satin finish. Golfers can purchase the CB-301 and all other Miura products at authorized club fitters around the globe or fully-assembled at www.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.