Bag Boy Nitron Push Cart Receives Rave Reviews at PGA Merchandise Show

All golf push carts are not created equally.

So much has changed when it comes to golf push carts. Long gone are the two-wheeled varieties that destroyed many a rotator cuff and shoulder ligaments. Golf push cats have gone from being a basic ‘lugger” of golf bags to almost being a full-blown accessory. Some of this is partly because you can really “pimp” out the carts with cooler bags, different colored wheels, seats, sand bottles, fans, gloves during the cooler weather and perhaps a speaker for your listening pleasure to help you get through the day.

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We’ve seen the evolution of golf carts from a folding and unfolding standpoint as well. Carts can be unfolded or folded with relative ease while maintaining a compact size in the trunk of your car. As easy as the collapsing and folding are with golf’s modern push carts there is still a need to clumsily use your hands and feet to get the job done. Well, a new entry from Bag Boy is set to change this.

During the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida one of my many appointments was with Dynamic Brands. The “umbrella company” that houses brands like Devant Sports Towel, IGOTCHA, Burton Golf, Datrek, and Bag Boy. It’s the latter that has introduced a golf push cart so easy to unfold and collapse that it’s nearly difficult to comprehend.

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The Bag Boy Nitron is a golf cart that is worthy of the name that has been a legacy in the golf push cart industry. The Nitron is a pushcart packed with features like a scorecard console complete with a mobile-device holder, and beverage holder, an XL accessory bag under the scorecard console for storage and the proverbial “piece de resistance” the auto-open capability that allows the Nitron to be opened or closed in two quick and simple steps thanks in part to the Nitrogen-powered opening system.

The Nitron was unreal to actually see in-person at the show. If all goes well, I will get a sample to test and reviews. In the meantime, please see the attached released as shared by Michelle Roop. Ms. Roop is the Marketing Manager of Dynamic Brands.

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Richmond, VA – The Bag Boy Company unveiled their one of a kind Nitron™ Push Cart, with its revolutionary auto-open technology, making it the fastest opening and closing cart in the industry. Its ease of use is unprecedented while maintaining its compact size for storage and transport.

 

“Customers, sales representatives, and consumers were all wowed at how simple and quick the Nitron popped open,” said Perry Hilbert, Sales Manager at Dynamic Brands. “There’s no other cart like it on the market.”

 

Golf Digest ranked Bag Boy’s new Nitron™ Push Cart at number 5 on their list of tech-forward products at the PGA Merchandise Show, highlighting the cart’s nitrogen-powered opening system which allows it to spring open from a folded position instantaneously and hassle-free. Eliminating the time it takes to open and the nuisance that often comes along with other carts is one of the top reasons the Nitron™ is so groundbreaking.

 

“What puts the Nitron above any other cart golfers have used in the past is simply its effortless open-and-close features. This cart is ready to go in seconds,” said Chris House of Golf and Ski Warehouse. “The convenience factor alone is reason enough to entice consumers, but it’s still super compact, lightweight and eye-catching.”

 

The Nitron™ Push Cart will be available April 25th in 8 different color options. The suggested retail price is $229.95 and will be available at multiple retail locations and atwww.bagboy.com.

About the Bag Boy Company 

Founded in 1946, the Bag Boy Company has built a reputation for unmatched quality, unbelievable durability and unsurpassed innovation and design. Bag Boy designs, manufactures and distributes a full line of award-winning, feature-loaded golf bags, push carts, travel covers and accessories designed for a golfer’s on-course convenience and comfort. For more information, please visit www.bagboy.com. Follow us at www.facebook.com/bagboygolfhttps://twitter.com/BagBoyCompany and https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/bag-boy-company/.

About Dynamic Brands 

Established in 2004, Dynamic Brands is the parent company for a portfolio of premium brand name companies committed to the development of innovative, high-quality products and supported with outstanding customer service in the sporting goods industry. Golf and recreational products are offered through Bag Boy, Burton, Datrek Golf, Devant Sport Towels, IGOTCHA, Riksha, SEARCH ‘N RESCUE and FLAGPOLE-TO-GO brands, and include walking carts, golf bags, travel covers, custom sport towels, bag tags, golf ball retrievers, flags and accessories. Dynamic Brands’ products are marketed in 87 countries worldwide. For more information, please visitwww.dynamicbrands.com.  Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/dynamicbrandsrva/ andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/dynamic-brands/.

PITCHFIX LAUNCHES GREENKEEPERPRO AT GOLF INDUSTRY SHOW NEW TOOL REVOLUTIONIZES BALLMARK REPAIR

As a golfer do you hate when you miss your putt because it hit a pitch mark that you never saw? I hate that. Sometimes, there’s a guy right there in your weekly foursome that is a little too lazy to bend over a fix them. Perhaps, you might serve as a volunteer at your golf course whereby you get free rounds of golf (or dare I say an hourly rate) to get off of your cart and fix ball marks. If you’re in any of these positions it’s something that I can relate to.

Pitchfix the company was created 14 years ago in 2005. The brand offers a fairly significant line of golf accessories that is centered around ball mark repair tools but also features products like their MutiMarker Chip and HatClip. Pitchfix features well-known Brand Ambassador Chip Beck who appeared on 3 U.S. Ryder Cup Teams.

Pitchfix recently announced the launch of a new product. Introducing Greenkeeper Pro. Greenkeeper Pro is a revolutionary product that can help golfers and greenskeeper’s alike maintain their golf courses (green) better. By simply injecting Greenkeeper Pro into the ballmark on the surface of the green and a push down of the handle the mark is repaired. At 33″ long this means that there’s no bending over and more importantly no damage to the rooting system of the turf. The product is a win-win.

For more details on the Pitchfix Greenkeeper Pro please see the release. Al Abrams of Hamilton PR was kind enough to send the release over. Pass this information on to the Head Professional, General Manager, and your Superintendent. All Marshall’s should have one of these available to them at their respective golf courses.

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NEW YORK (February   , 2019) – Pitchfix USA, the global market leader in switchblade divot tools and other golf products, introduced its latest divot repair tool – The Greenkeeper Pro – at the 2019 Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Diego, Feb. 2-7.  Pitchfix spokesperson “Mr. 59” Chip Beck was on hand to demonstrate the new tool to Superintendents, club managers, golf course owners, buyers and others in the golf industry.

The GreenkeeperPro is a 33” tool designed to easily repair ball marks with just one injection into the green without bending down. Featuring Pitchfix’ proprietary RepairTec pin technology, the tool is constructed of a rubberized handle, carbon fiber shaft and a spring loaded steel cast head with stainless steel ‘teardrop’ pins.  With one push down on the handle into the ballmark, the stainless steel prongs in the head pull up, creating a level finish and a perfectly fixed ball mark.

“Unrepaired ball marks is an ongoing issue for golf courses and the Greenkeeper Pro will revolutionize the way they are repaired,” said Bart Fokke, CEO of Pitchfix. “The response to the Greenkeeper Pro was amazing at the GIS. Superintendents truly love the product. And we expect it to have a major impact on golf courses and their ability to efficiently maintain greens. “

In addition to Superintendents and their teams, Pitchfix is pleased to report that it is receiving orders for the Greenkeeper Pro from:

  • Golf clubs that will use them in their divot fixing parties
  • Golf Clubs that will put them green side, like a rake at the bunker
  • Event organizers that send their team out before play making sure the greens are perfect
  • European Tour directors for the same reason as event organizers
  • Club Cart accessories companies that want to make the tool part of the carts
  • Golf Shops that will sell it to avid golfers
  • Older players that do not want to bend over to repair a ball mark

 

“We have been pleasantly surprised by the almost universal appeal this Greenkeeper Pro tool has received. It now appears that it will enjoy strong golfer support in addition to its appeal with golf course superintendents and their staffs,” added Fokke

“I like to fix multiple ball marks when I walk up to a green,” said Beck, Pitchfix Ambassador, three-time U.S. Ryder Cup Team member, former Vardon Trophy winner and the second player to shoot a 59 in a PGA Tour event. “The Greenkeeper Pro is an outstanding tool that makes it easy to repair multiple ball marks quickly and make it look as if the marks were never there.”

About Pitchfix

Founded in 2005, Pitchfix is the market leader for switchblade divot tools and other golf green related products in Europe and Asia and is renowned for its high standards in design and product quality.  It aims to be the market leader in divot tools and other golf related products in the United States by designing, manufacturing and distributing an ever-growing line of high quality and innovative European designed products through selected distribution partners.

Pitchfix currently offers an array of diverse and innovative products for golfers worldwide: Twister 2.0 Divot Tool; Classic Divot Tool; Hybrid 2.0 Divot Tool; XL 3.0 Divot Tool; Alignmee Marker Alignment Tool, Hatclip Ball Marker, The Tour Edition and Tour Edition 2.5 Divot Tool, the Multi Marker Chip and the new GreenkeeperPro.

The Pitchfix Fusion 2.5 was named “Best Divot Repair Tool” by Golf Digest in its 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards for the second consecutive year.

Pitchfix currently has operational and manufacturing facilities in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands and the U.S.  In the U.S. the company recently opened three fulfillment centers with five customer facing/support employees to facilitate custom order processing and fulfillment. Custom orders are fulfilled within two to eight days of receipt. For further information go to www.pitchfixusa.com.

Dynamic Brands Recognizes International Distributor of the Year for 2018

Distributors are amongst the unsung heroes of the golf industry. Without them, many manufacturers would have issues getting their goods to consumers. This is actually something that isn’t thought about very often by those individuals outside of the industry. Ironically enough, I had this very discussion today at the Niagara Golf Show and Sale in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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Take for instance those golf consumers that live outside of the United States of America. Like us in Canada. Distributors of golf products (like Golf Trends Inc.) bring products into the country that otherwise would be very difficult to come by. Distributors supply some retail locations (off-course golf shops) and Pro Shops with products. A case of that is a company like Golf Trends Inc in Canada. This particular distributor carries products from Tour Edge Golf, Lamkin Grips, Golf Pride, and the variety of brands under the Dynamic Brands umbrella (Bag Boy, Datrek, Burton, IGotcha, and Devant Sports Towels).

Recently, Dynamic Brands recognized their Top Distributor for 2018. Kudos goes out to Dynamic Brands for giving such recognition. The honor goes to Jilles Van Oort of The Netherlands. van Oort oversees things in parts of the European continent for Golfer’s World.

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For more details, please see the press release below as shared by Michelle Roop. Ms. Roop is the Marketing Manager for Dynamic Brands.

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Richmond, VA – Dynamic Brands, the parent company of Bag Boy, Burton, Datrek Golf, Devant Sport Towels, IGOTCHA and SEARCH ‘N RESCUE, has announced Jilles van Oort as the International Distributor of the Year for 2018. Jilles is based in the Netherlands and oversees Belgium and Luxembourg for Golfer’s World. Golfer’s World is a distributor of Dynamic Brands’ products including golf bags, carts, cart accessories, travel covers, umbrellas, ball retrievers and towels.  

This is the second time Golfer’s World has been presented with the International Distributor of the Year award, also earning the title back in 2011. Jilles has been a successful distributor of Dynamic Brands lines for over two decades. In 2018, he grew overall business by 30% and generated significant growth in travel and accessories, increasing an impressive 89%.

“The introduction of Bag Boy’s revolutionary Nitron push cart, engineered with Nitro Piston Technology to open in seconds, proves yet again that they are one of the most innovative companies in the golf market,” said van Oort. “Innovation, superior product quality and excellent customer service from the corporate office in Richmond, Virginia make Golfer’s World a reliable partner to our retailers.”

Golfer’s World was founded in 1989 and imports a large amount of quality golf brands as well as clothing brands for the Netherlands, supplying exclusively to retailers. Golfer’s World has over 70 dealers throughout Europe, carrying many Dynamic Brands’ products.

About the Bag Boy Company 

Founded in 1946, the Bag Boy Company has built a reputation for unmatched quality, unbelievable durability and unsurpassed innovation and design. Bag Boy designs, manufactures and distributes a full line of award-winning, feature-loaded golf bags, push carts, travel covers and accessories designed for a golfer’s on-course convenience and comfort. For more information, please visit www.bagboy.com. Follow us at www.facebook.com/bagboygolfhttps://twitter.com/BagBoyCompany and https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/bag-boy-company/.

About Dynamic Brands 
Established in 2004, Dynamic Brands is the parent company for a portfolio of premium brand name companies committed to the development of innovative, high-quality products and supported with outstanding customer service in the sporting goods industry. Golf and recreational products are offered through Bag Boy, Burton, Datrek Golf, Devant Sport Towels, IGOTCHA, Riksha, SEARCH ‘N RESCUE and FLAGPOLE-TO-GO brands, and include walking carts, golf bags, travel covers, custom sport towels, bag tags, golf ball retrievers, flags and accessories. Dynamic Brands’ products are marketed in 87 countries worldwide. For more information, please visitwww.dynamicbrands.com.  Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/dynamicbrandsrva/ andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/dynamic-brands/.

 

 

FFS! Just Stop Already!

Golfers having bad tempers is not a new fad. We get it, the game is utterly infuriating and it was British nobility, His Royal Highness King George V who once said: “Golf makes me so damned angry”. Sir, you were so correct and truer words have never been spoken. But legends of our game, the professionals that many of us look up to were no exception.

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King George V strikes a ball at Royal Lytham and St. Annes

Tommy Bolt was known for his bad temper. The man who inspired me to take up the game (Mr. Palmer) was notorious for coloring the air “blue” around him. Although, he wasn’t excessive about it where an entire golf course and surrounding counties could hear him. John Daly, yes he had a pretty bad temper too and he’s had his moments. It makes me wonder if the Dali Lama himself uttered a few cuss words during his round with Carl Spackler. The reality is, outbursts have long been around the game.

There’s a difference though between now and then. PGA TOUR, European Tour, and LPGA TOUR players now have a lot more cameras around them during tournaments. Not to mention of course, that everyone and their uncle has a cell phone on them at all times. Much like regular news, social media and cell phones have made catching the next news story more plausible and easier than ever.

I’ve always said that if you want to be a celebrity or a professional athlete you need to be prepared to have your life examined under a microscope. It’s the price of fame and fortune. The current crop of PGA TOUR players is no exception. I won’t beat the “dead horse” Sergio Garcia because he’s been doing his thing for what seems like an eternity now. But we’ve seen Rory toss his clubs, and Tiger Woods, of course, is definitely not null and void from this conversation. Heck, even as recently Bryson DeChambeau damaged the course and then he was caught again this week at the WGC – Mexico Championship damaging a green. I like Dechambeau but this sours me on him more than the Kuchar nonsense. It just seems like the anger and outbursts are reaching a near epidemic.

Guys taking out their piss poor shots that they made on the greens, bunkers, and fairways. Seriously, for all of the TOUR professionals that take part in this crap just STOP!! Honestly, the ones partaking in this behavior you’re ALL acting like a bunch of entitled, spoiled little brats. Primadonnas. It isn’t you who stands out in the sun making sure that there isn’t a blade of grass out of place week in and week out during your jet-setting stops around the world. It’s the Superintendent or more specifically the guys and girls that work under him or her. For the most part, you guys and gals are guests playing a course that has to be shut down for a period of time. Let’s not lose sight of that. Oh yeah! One other thing. Take a look around you! The people in the galleries who buy a ticket to stand or sit in the gallery and clamber at an event for a selfie, autograph, golf ball or a glove. Sometimes, they just want to catch a quick glimpse of their favorite player. But likely, more importantly, they’d rather be the ones in your shoes playing that course or be the one “inside the ropes”.

 

As much as I’m going to point my finger at the player’s themselves to exhibit a little more self-control I’m going to point my fingers at the respective commissioners. Jay Monahan (PGA TOUR), Keith Pelley (European PGA TOUR) and Michael Whan (LPGA TOUR) the onus is on you to get a control on your players. I love the fact that the three of you are forward-thinkers with great new ideas and you are doing some great things. But you have a problem. Your players are making it ever increasingly difficult to watch golf. This coming from an individual who breathes and lives golf and writes about it for nary any sort of remuneration. Quite honestly, I’m not necessarily talking about issuing fines because what’s a fine to a player with a bankroll of millions of dollars. I’m talking something more punitive. Penalty strokes or perhaps a little more of enforcing Rule 1.2A (Serious Misconduct). What’s the difference between a TOUR player intentionally damaging a fairway, bunker or green (no I’m not talking about divots as the result of an actual stroke) or an adolescent getting caught spray-painting graffiti on a building? There isn’t! No… Wait there is. The adolescent has to atone for their actions and sometimes it may involve them cleaning it up.

Huh?! There’s an idea, make these guys go out and do some grunt work. He or she who ruins must repair. Get out there and spend time getting your hands dirty. It’s respect and accepting responsibility for one’s actions. Maybe then they’ll just stop… FFS!

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The only Tortoise err… Turtle that I want to see on a course. More Hare action.

**** Commissioners.  I nearly forgot. My recommendation for fixing another epidemic. Slow Play. Just start giving two-strokes to an entire group with no opportunity to appeal after the round. The players will govern themselves. Your players are the ones hurting the game. Who the Hell wants to watch 6-7 hour rounds? I played in Mini-Tour events that went like that and it destroys the game in both a literal and figurative sense.

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GALVIN GREEN LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART GOLF APPAREL RANGE

Based in Vaxjo, Sweden you’ll find golf clothing Galvin Green. While I’ve almost always associated Galvin Green as an outerwear company make no mistake. This is an apparel brand that designs and manufactures everything from base-layers and polos to golf trousers and more.

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At the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida Galvin Green introduced their impressive Carbon Series. The series includes a bevy of styles, colours, and styles. especially notable when it comes to the women’s apparel side of things where they feature great colours like Lavender and Azalea/Aurora. Colours that are happy and bright.

Technology isn’t just about golf equipment as it’s imperative in the golf apparel industry as well. We can’t control the weather but what we can do, however, is control how we keep comfortable out in the climate. Galvin Green has employed the use of GORE-TEX fabric, GORE-TEX Superstretch (in key areas) and their innovative and trademarked VENTIL8 PLUS fabric.

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Young Tom Morris made an appearance at Galvin Green during the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show (Photo Credit: Galvin Green)

Not only does Galvin Green provide high-performance apparel for men and women but juniors can also reap the benefits of Galvin Green’s emergence as a leader in the golf apparel industry. for junior golfers, RUSTY is a new piece in their ever-expanding junior range.

For more details, please see the press release as shared by Natalie Collard and Matt Curtis from sports public relations agency Sports Impact.

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– Carbon Series leads premium 2019 Part One collection with 70 new lines-

 

Galvin Green, the leading premium performance golf apparel brand, has launched its most advanced collection of technical clothing for the start of the 2019 season, with a total of 368 ground-breaking garments and matching accessories.

Building on its pioneering multi-layer concept, the Galvin Green 2019 Part One collection
has been taken to the next level to offer more styles, colours, and sizes, including 70 brand new lines for men, women, and juniors.

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Alicia (Photo Credit: Galvin Green)

These include an even bigger selection of lightweight garments with greater breathability, stretch properties, moisture transportation, thermal insulation and ultraviolet protection than ever before.

“In creating this state-of-the-art clothing range, we’ve incorporated pioneering fabric
technology to maximize the golfers’ level of comfort without compromising on performance,” said CEO Christian Nilsson. “We’re confident that serious golfers will find something to suit them in the new collection so they’re always prepared, whatever weather they have to face when playing more often,” he added.

Leading the way in the Men’s range is the new Carbon Series in Black, Grey and Silver
colourways, providing golfers with a choice of eight standout garments, incorporating subtle tone-on-tone patterns. The technical design features provide golfers with a premium feel and a fashionable look both on and off the course.

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At the forefront is the stylish ARCHIE full-zip waterproof jacket in lightweight stretch GORE-TEX® fabric, with smooth C-KNIT® ‘slide and glide’ backer. Incorporating GORE-TEX® Superstretch inserts in key areas – first used on garments worn by Europe’s victorious 2018 Ryder Cup team – the soft, quiet and extremely breathable jacket also features durable Vectran™ technology on the shoulders for those who prefer to carry their clubs. Matching super-stretch AXEL waterproof trousers are available in 17 size options across the waist and leg lengths (S-3XL), while the ANDY waterproof trousers (Black or Navy) in eco-friendly GORE-TEX® fabric and lightweight lining provide more options (S-4XL).

 

The Carbon Series also features the eye-catching LLOYD full-zip jacket (Silver) and half-zip LANCELOT in the flexible INTERFACE-1™ hybrid Shell Layer, plus the DAVE full-zip
INSULA™ jacket offering thermal regulation. Also included are the MATT and MYLO short sleeve shirts in the efficient moisture-wicking VENTIL8™ PLUS fabric. Compatible
accessories include a snood, belt, and cap.

Designed by golfers for golfers

 

The Official Supplier of Weatherwear to the European Ryder Cup team in Paris has carried over its flagship 3-layer, full-zip flagship AL jacket (S-3XL). The waterproof jacket
incorporates GORE-TEX® stretch fabric with C-KNIT® backer, plus a rubberized collar edge and shaped sleeves for easy movement.

A Shell Layer newcomer is the ultra-lightweight ANDRES full-zip jacket in GORE-TEX
Paclite® stretch fabric technology for minimal swing restriction. Available in six eye-catching colourways, it features a chest pocket and prominent branding. Matching waterproof ARTHUR trousers are available in three colours (Red, Navy & Black) in more than 17 size options.

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Laurent (Photo Credit: Galvin Green)

As many as nine garments feature in the versatile and lightweight INTERFACE-1™ hybrid
range that can be worn 95 out of 100 rounds. The full-zip LAURENT and striking half-zip
LINCOLN (S-3XL) come in five distinctive colours, including Gold and Lagoon blue. Each
can be paired with the LEO trousers in sizes 30-40 waist.

The increasingly popular INSULA™ warm layer range features the new DOUG full-zip jacket featuring a quality padded front and two handy pockets in the new Antarctica colourway (S-3XL). The DALE jacket and DEON pullover both offer Magenta pink colour options, while the high collar DRAKE pullover comes in seven colour choices, including Lemon Chrome and Bluebird (S-3XL).

New Cool Layer short sleeve shirts in VENTIL8™ PLUS fabric include the sporty MYLES
incorporating a two-tone honeycomb design, plus the MILTON, a multi-fabric shirt in a duel block pattern available in five colourways (both S-XXL).

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Fitted NOAH and regular cut NASH trousers provide excellent moisture transportation in
VENTIL8™ PLUS and 100% polyester stretch fabric with UPF 20+. Available in multiple
colour choices (including Red NOAH), in sizing 28-42 waist.

The SKINTIGHT™ Thermal base layer range includes the EDGAR seamless long sleeve
crew neck with a pattern design across the chest, arms and shoulders. Available in
Black/Red in sizes XS-XXL.

A comprehensive range of accessories includes the DELTA snood in a range of colours, as
well as golf hats and caps like the AQUA and AXIOM. The LEWIS golf gloves and LANDON
mitts (all one size) also offer the perfect opportunity to keep those hands warm during the winter.

The 2019 Ladies range from Galvin Green offers four striking year-round colour themes – Azalea/Aurora Pink/ White; Lavender/Cover Blossom/White; Navy/White/Sunny Lime/Aurora Pink; and Black/White.

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Arianna (Photo Credit: Galvin Green)

 

The stand-out product in the Shell Layer range is the beautifully styled ARIANA full-zip waterproof jacket in GORE-TEX® stretch fabric with C-KNIT® backer, which comes in Navy and Sunny Lime in sizes XS-XL. Extremely breathable, it has an adjustable waist width, shaped sleeves for easy movement during the swing and two-way front zippers.

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Rusty (Photo Credit: Galvin Green)

Finally, the RUSTY full-zip INTERFACE-1™ hybrid jacket is a newcomer in the brand’s
biggest ever junior section. The jacket comes in six vibrant colourways.
Full details of the 2019 Part One collection can be found at http://www.galvingreen.com.

 

 

Miura Golf Announces Abraham Ancer As Its First PGA Tour Ambassador

Abraham Ancer puts a set of Japan-only Miura Giken MB-5005 blade irons in his bag. 

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Please see the press release below as shared by Isaac Benjamin of marketing firm PRCG for all of the details.

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Unique partnership with Miura comes as Mexico’s rising golf star joins in forming Dead Solid Perfect (DSP) Golf Mexico, the official distributor of Miura Golf in Mexico

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Feb. 21, 2019) — Miura Golf today introduced Mexico’s Abraham Ancer as the first PGA Tour Ambassador in the legendary brand’s history. In conjunction with this unique partnership with Miura, Ancer — a rising star on the PGA Tour — has joined with two prominent entrepreneurs to form Dead Solid Perfect (DSP) Golf Mexico, which will become the official distributor of Miura Golf in Mexico.

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Ancer and Miura launch their new relationship as the PGA Tour arrives in Ancer’s home country for the WGC-Mexico Championship, beginning today at Club de Golf Chapultepec and continuing through February 24th.

Ancer, currently ranked 61 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), has played Miura clubs since 2017. Last month, GolfWRX tapped the 27-year-old as most likely “to get his maiden win on Tour in 2019.” As PGA Tour Ambassador, he will work directly with the Miura family in Himeji, Japan to craft his custom-designed forged irons, and will don the trademarked Miura hat at tour events.

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In selecting its inaugural PGA Tour Ambassador, Miura has established an unprecedented relationship with Ancer, the 2018 Emirates Australian Open winner. Ancer and Master fitter Genaro Davila — who originally fit Ancer for Miura clubs two years ago — have teamed up with entrepreneur Gerardo Benavides to form DSP Golf Mexico. The agreement between Miura and DSP Golf Mexico will further Miura’s reach throughout Mexico. Based in Monclova, Coahuila, DSP Golf Mexico features a professionally staffed fitting studio and club assembly facility with the full line of Miura products.

“This is a first for Miura and it was important to us that this partnership transcend the traditional sponsorship model,” said Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “Abraham is the perfect partner to grow Miura’s presence on and off the course. As one of the most successful Mexican golfers ever, his personal investment in Miura is the strongest endorsement as we increase our operations in Mexico and other parts of the world.”

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Photo Credit: Miura Golf via Twitter

“I switched to Miura irons well before any partnership; I just wanted to play the best forged irons available,” Ancer said. “I am honored to represent Miura and look forward to introducing Miura to the Mexican market.”

The partnership with DSP Golf Mexico is the latest milestone in an international campaign to introduce the greater golfing community to the meticulous craftsmanship of Miura. The brand has scaled its international network, now with four exclusive distributors and over 200 authorized dealers on five continents. Golfers can find the closest authorized club fitter or order fully-assembled clubs directly from the manufacturer at www.miuragolf.com.

Golf industry professionals in Mexico who are interested in becoming a Miura authorized dealer can contact Genaro Davila at gd@dspgfit.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 bring 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 the legendary 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.

ARNOLD PALMER’S LEGACY TO BE BROUGHT TO LIFE AT BAY HILL BY PROVISION EVENTS

Golf fans visiting this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. will have a special opportunity to immerse themselves in the life and experiences of the tournament’s iconic namesake in the Arnold Palmer Experience, a series of interactive experiences designed to celebrate the life of Mr. Palmer.

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In the year of what would have been Mr. Palmer’s 90th birthday, sporting fan experience experts Provision Events (PVE) have been commissioned to create the Arnold Palmer Experience to give visiting fans the opportunity to learn about the life of Mr. Palmer and live through some of the greatest moments of his career.

Starting in a 360-degree theatre, fans will learn about the life of Mr. Palmer in a film, created by PVE, that highlights his path from son of a groundskeeper to one of the most well-loved and respected icons of the game.  From there, fans will move through a simulator area where they will take on some of the most iconic moments from Mr. Palmer’s career including memorable shots from the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, the 1961 Open Championship at Birkdale and the iconic approach over the water on the 18th at host venue Bay Hill. Visitors can then upload their swing for a side-by-side comparison with the swing of the great man, and share their unique comparison via social media. Also on show will be artifacts and information from key points in Mr. Palmer’s life and career that will help visitors to immerse themselves in the life and legacy of the golfing icon.

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Upon the appointment of PVE to create the Arnold Palmer Experience, Jon Podany, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises said, “We are thrilled to partner with Provision Events on the Arnold Palmer Experience to honor Mr. Palmer and bring his legacy to life.  Their body of work at events worldwide was very attractive and gave us the confidence that they were the right fit for the project. We can’t wait to share the end result with our guests at this year’s API and beyond.”

Provision Events has been trusted with delivering immersive sporting fan experiences at the biggest events in the world such as The Olympics, the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon Tennis Championships and The Open Championship, but the responsibility for enhancing Mr. Palmer’s legacy is something that carries special significance for the company, as Simon Jones, Head of Sales & Business Development at PVE explains, “There are only a handful of people that have come close to the impact Mr. Palmer has had on the game of golf. So to be trusted with this experience that will celebrate his life and continue his legacy is especially important to us. We’re delighted to have been chosen to deliver the Arnold Palmer Experience and are incredibly proud of the work we’ve done on this project.”

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Plans are in place for the 360-degree theatre to remain open for Bay Hill members and Lodge guests following the tournament, and for it to then travel to Mr. Palmer’s birthplace, Latrobe, this summer leading into Mr. Palmer’s 90th birthday in September. Helping more people understand the impact that Mr. Palmer has had on golf, and the wider world is key to the success of the Arnold Palmer Experience. By partnering with Provision Events, that experience, and Mr. Palmer’s legacy is in very safe hands.

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About Provision Events

Provision Events was founded in 2004 by two PGA Professionals; Nick Clemens & Konrad Brochocki. Whilst teaching at European Tour events they realized that brands needed to start delivering a more engaging, richer experience for fans attending the events they sponsored. From humble beginnings, Provision Events has built a formidable reputation for delivering world-class sports sponsorship activations.  Its enviable international client list is instantly recognizable and includes sports’ governing bodies, event owners and promoters, as well as market-leading brands. The company has offices in the UK, USA, and UAE.