After turning pro and joining #TeamTaylorMade just last month, Morikawa collects his first PGA TOUR victory using TaylorMade’s New M5 Driver with Injected Twist Face Technology.


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What You Need to Know:

  • Morikawa now has a 2 year PGA TOUR exemption, will compete in this year’s FedEx Cup Playoffs and has jumped inside the Top 50 in the OWGR
  • This was his maiden victory and first PGA TOUR win in just 5 starts as a professional since turning pro in June
  • Morikawa hit 86% of fairways this week with his M5 driver
  • Collin’s finished inside the Top 40 in all of his first five PGA TOUR starts: T14, T35, T36, T2, T4 and 1st.

Collin Morikawa’s Winning Bag at the Barracuda Championship:

M5 Driver | 9.0° | MRC Tensei White 7oTX

M5 Fairway | 14.0° | MRC D Plus 80TX

GAPR Lo 2-Iron | MRC Tensei White 100TX

P730 Irons | 6-PW | DG X100


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Rapsodo Releases Mobile Launch Monitor to Help Golfers Track Their Shots with Pro-Level Accuracy

The new device allows players to analyze their swings in real-time to improve their golf game

St. Louis, MO, July 16, 2019 – Rapsodo, the creator and manufacturer of the SkyTrak launch monitor, today announces the release of their newest golf product, the Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM).The device, which uses the same machine learning technology that helps all MLB teams track their pitching performance, is now available to help golfers track their shots like the pros.


The MLM gives players the ability to analyze their swing by monitoring distance, ball speed, launch angle and more. This portable monitor allows users to view these advanced and accurate data metrics directly on their iOS mobile device – simply download the Rapsodo MLM app, calibrate the chosen device, and choose how to hit: live video tracer with replay, stats, or GPS map. Next, place the connected smartphone or tablet in the MLM cradle looking down at the line of play and watch the monitor analyze the swing.

Users can connect with players around the world by sharing their shot reports via social media in real-time, allowing for a competitive edge. This component also provides golfers more motivation to continue to improve and show off to their friends, peers, and global competitors.

Additional features of the MLM include:

  • Auto club recognition – no need to manually pick up a new club and adjust the settings; just wave whichever club you’re using in front of your phone camera
    Video swing playback including shot tracer technology
  • GPS Satellite shot overlay
  • Bag mapping that stores your typical distances for every club in your bag
  • Story library – all your shots are collected to review stats over your lifetime
  • USB charging 10-hour rechargeable battery
  • Travel-friendly – 5.3 inches long and 10.2 ounces in weight(travel case included)

We’re excited to be able to leverage Rapsodo’s strengths in tracer technology and real-time data to make training for the game of golf easier, more accessible, and fun,” said Batuhan Okur, Founder, and CEO of Rapsodo.“The Mobile Launch Monitor’s personalization and accuracy will enhance players’ skill and experience”.

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The MLM is a continuation of Rapsodo’s mission to enhance player performance by providing data for players at all levels. Rapsodo, well known for their Hitting and Pitching Monitors for baseball and softball players, leads the portable data and analytics space by bringing the same machine learning technology back to golf.

The MLM is now available for pre-order and retails for $499.99 on Rapsodo’s website:

You can watch the MLM in action here:


About Rapsodo

Rapsodo develops data-driven sports technologies designed to empower athletes and coaches to cost-effectively analyze and improve their game. Founded in 2010, the company developed the first affordable golf personal launch monitor, distributed in the USA under SkyTrak. The company continues to focus on delivering a variety of sports training and simulation technologies that allow users to better understand performance through reliable statistics. This ultimately translates into Rapsodo’s motto of “Measure to Master.” To learn more, visit

Bald Head Blues to Reveal its 2020 Spring Line at the Upcoming PGA Fashion and Demo Experience

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC – July 24, 2019 – Bald Head Blues, a golf and island-inspired apparel company recognized by its golf cart with surfboard logo, will join golf’s top companies at the PGA 2019 Fashion and Demo Experience on August 13th and August 14th, in Las Vegas, NV., where the company will be introducing its new 2020 spring apparel and accessories line.

Bald Head Blues will be centrally located on the show floor at booth #1013 in the Venetian Resort & Casino. Founder and CEO of Bald Head Blues, Claude Pope, and his sales team will reveal new pieces and collections that build upon the Bald Head Blues “Comfort” and “Lifestyle” story. New colorways and collections have been added to their top-selling Albatross Polo with Comfort Dry Technology, as well as to their Ace Polo with Comfort Flex Technology.


The new 2020 spring colorways feature Mint, Azalea, Ultramarine, and Scuba. The bold and fresh combinations of Mint and Azalea are showcased in the Men’s Albatross Polos, Ace Polos, button-downs, high-performance hats, and swimwear, as well as in the new Women’s Albatross Polos, and new Albatross Youth Polos. In addition to these pieces, the nautically inspired Ultramarine and Scuba colorways are featured in a Men’s quarter zip and vest.


 New collections include:

The new Bald Head Blues Women’s Collection includes five Albatross Polos that integrate the new colorways: Azalea Pink, Azalea with Pink/White Stripes, Ultramarine, Ultramarine with White Strips, and Medieval. These comfortable yet stylish polos are designed with Comfort Dry Technology, are sleeveless with a collar, and feature white trim around the arm opening. Sizes range from XS to 2XL. They will ship on 2/1/2020 with an MSRP of $68. Colorways released prior to the PGA 2019 Fashion and Demo Experience are NOW available. They include Aruba/Regatta, Regatta with White, Coral, and White.

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The new Bald Head Blues Albatross Youth Polos resemble the Men’s Albatross Polo with a classic fit, gingham trim, and matching collar. The sizes range from 4 to 14. Nine new colorways are being introduced. Azalea Pink, Scuba Blue, Mint Leaf, Medieval, and Ultramarine are included in the solid series. Scuba Blue, Blue with White Stripes, Azalea with Pink/White Stripes, Mint Leaf with White Stripes, and Ultramarine with White Stripes round out the stripe series. Custom embroidery is available on the sleeve and yoke only. These will ship on 2/1/2020 with an MSRP of $48.

The new Bald Head Blue’s “Lifestyle” apparel, which is inspired by the Bald Head Blues Island. This fun, cool and coastal collection includes three new performance hoodies with UPF 30, as well as high performance long and short sleeve tee shirts.


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New BHI Trucker Hats, Coastal Snapback Hats, Coastal Trucker Hats, and High-Performance Hats, that all tie back to the new colorways, will also be showcased.

“We invite you to the Bald Head Blues booth #1013 at the PGA 2019 Fashion and Demo Experience. Our sales executives, or myself, would enjoy an opportunity to show you through the new women’s line and new pieces, as well as some of our top sellers,” commented Pope.

If you would like to meet with Claude and review the Bald Head Blues product line, please reach out to him for an appointment at

“I am personally thrilled with the progress Bald Head Blues is making. We continue to grow every year and at every level. Our sales, our distribution, our staff, our PGA TOUR program, everything is elevating our business to compete at the highest level,” added Pope.

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Attending the PGA 2019 Fashion and Demo Experience is a significant milestone this year for Bald Head Blues. The company has also experienced several momentous milestones in 2019:

Reaching the women’s segment of the golf market is probably Bald Head Blue’s most important milestone in 2019. The company supports women’s golf, and now, women have access to the same colorful, comfortable, polos as featured in the men’s collection, and this is only the beginning. Bald Head Blues will continue to grow this new business segment.

Earlier this year, Bald Head Blues celebrated its five-year anniversary of being in business. What started as a retail store has grown into a national brand with a complete line of apparel and accessories.


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Bald Head Blues continues to grow its green grass shops, golf specialty stores, and boutique accounts, recently setting a record of opening and maintaining 300 accounts, a significant rise from last year.

Bald Head Blues brand ambassador and PGA TOUR Professional, Joel Dahmen, has been playing some inspiring golf and is providing the company with some key awareness. He participated in the Players Championship, the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open, and the Open Championship. At each of these majors, he donned Bald Head Blues. He has captured two Top-10 finishes which include a solo second-place finish at the Wells Fargo Championship, and a T-9 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open. He ranked #49 in the Fed Ex standings with 710 points.



About Bald Head Blues

For over 25 years, the Pope family has enjoyed the wonder and majesty of Bald Head Island with its acres of beaches, untouched marshes, maritime forests, pristine harbor, and casual coastal lifestyle. It’s a special place where nature’s abundance and casual lifestyle inspired the formation of Bald Head Blues. An apparel company that embraces the island’s extraordinary experience.

Unique to the island is its mode of transportation. Locals and tourists alike use electric golf carts to get around and more than often they are hauling beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and surfboards. This island lifestyle where a quick ride to the beach becomes an adventure is represented by the Bald Head Blues logo.

Bald Head Blues is known for their coastal and island-style but their collections also incorporate technology like “Comfort Flex” which combines pima cotton with the performance and stretch of spandex. For rounds played in the heat, Bald Head Blues has utilized “Comfort Dry.” This polyester/spandex blend is moisture-wicking, lightweight and has a 4-way stretch for ultimate performance. The new Albatross Polo is also treated with a UPF 50+ for UV protection.

Bald Head Blues transports you to a place you want to be – even if you aren’t there. Maybe it’s to the golf course, the tennis courts or on the beach. For the Pope Family, its Bald Head Island. Where do you want to go?


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SkyGolf® Offers Golfers $50 off the new SkyCaddie® SX500 with Trade-In Program

RIDGELAND, MS, July 11, 2019… SkyGolf®, the maker of SkyCaddie®, the most trusted Rangefinder in Golf, is offering $50 off the new SkyCaddie SX500, with the trade-in of any make or model rangefinder.

“Ask any PGA professional or golf instructor and they will agree that you’re more likely to play better golf with accurate golf course information,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyGolf Chief Operating Officer & SVP of Sales. “We want all golfers to have the best product with the best information and that is why we are offering this amazing deal to all golfers. This is a limited-time offer, so if you’ve been on the fence about buying the new SX500, now is the time to do it.”

To take advantage of the trade-in program, golfers need to send in an old rangefinder (LASER or GPS), ANY model, ANY brand, ANY condition – DEAD or ALIVE. They will then receive a $50 refund/credit from their purchase of the new SkyCaddie SX500.

The SkyCaddie SX500 GPS handheld is powerful, reliable, ruggedized, packed with stroke-saving technology and delivered with the largest and most visually stunning display among distance measuring devices in golf. With its 5-inch, full HD touch screen, it is the most powerful way to measure yardage while providing the very “best view” in golf. It’s preloaded with over 35,000 best-in-class courses and features Wi-Fi connectivity to streamline application updates without connecting to a computer.

The SkyCaddie® SX500 comes in a highly water-resistant, rugged design to stand up to most anything that comes its way on the course. With the largest battery in the industry, the SX500 is ready for extended playing time for that emergency 9, or even 18 more holes. Using multi-constellation navigation satellite systems, the SX500 provides enhanced accuracy and overall better performance under tough conditions or tree cover.

The powerful features of the SkyCaddie® SX500 are easily tapped with its large 5″, intuitive touch screen and a host of automated features such as Auto-Course Selection, Auto-Hole Advance, and Auto-Zoom, making it almost “touch-free” from the parking lot to the 19th hole. The large HD display combined with HD quality course graphics, only available from SkyCaddie, provide the best view of the most reliable information in the game to allow you to play your best golf.

Some advanced and exciting new features are debuting in the SX500. For example, , the powerful processor of the SX500 allows SkyCaddie® to introduce Dynamic HoleVue™, which automatically re-orients the entire golf hole from your position to the green as you progress from the tee. So, by leveraging SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen® technology, golfers can now see the entire hole from their point-of-view to quickly acquire distances to avoid intervening hazards to plot the best strategy for every shot… only from SkyCaddie!

And, the SX500 allows the golfer to track the club, location, and distance of each shot in real-time as you play. You’ll know how far you hit every club in your bag, resulting in better game management and lower scores. Improve your game with detailed, post-round analysis using SkyGolf 360 where all your game data is stored, analyzed and displayed in easy to see formats and graphs to track your progress and identify areas for improvement.

The promotional period for the SkyCaddie SX500 Trade-In Program runs for a limited time and is subject to availability. The trade-in discount is only available on NEW SkyCaddie SX500, not pre-owned, open box or refurbished products. The offer is open only to U.S. residents and U.S. shipping addresses. Order processing takes 3-5 days. Once a trade-in rangefinder is sent to SkyGolf, it will be recycled and not available for return. The promotion may end or be withdrawn without notice.

Golfers interested in receiving a $50 discount on the new SkyCaddie SX500 can, and follow the instructions.

For more information about SkyGolf, please visit

About SkyGolf
SkyGolf, the maker of SkyCaddie, the #1-Rated and Most-Trusted Rangefinder in Golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better and have more fun. The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game. By using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, SkyGolf provides golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. For more information, visit


SARASOTA, FL – July 15, 2019 – Short Par 4, the #1 “Hand Curated Subscription Box” for golfers everywhere, announced today that the company has partnered with the Texas Golf Association (TGA). The partnership is multi-faceted, and includes product, marketing, customer retention, and more.

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“The Texas Golf Association always looks for new ways to add value to our members and serve Texas golfers. The concept of offering our members an upscale golf apparel subscription box is a perfect fit due to the industry segment popularity, and one in which the golf market has clearly expressed interest,” said Stacy Dennis, Executive Director at the Texas Golf Association.

This first of its’ kind partnership between a golf association, and subscription golf apparel is a true collaboration on multiple levels. Beginning with product. An exclusive subscription box will be developed for the TGA, coined “TGA Players Box” with the tagline, “Customized Gear for Texas Golfers powered by Short Par 4”. The contents will be mutually agreed upon. This specialized subscription box will provide a unique, added value, to their members through a new subscription offering, and will be available on September 1st.

“The TGA prides itself on forming strategic partnerships that begin with open communication, trust, and the sharing of common goals. Todd Stires and I had a conversation about a vague program but, through the process of narrowing down options we created a simple, convenient, and exciting offering that will have a tremendous impact in the state of Texas,” said Matthew Dribnak, Business Development Manager at the Texas Golf Association.

TGA will be purchasing apparel and accessories for their staff, tournament volunteers, and junior golfers, through Short Par 4. In addition, Short Par 4 will be heavily involved, and marketed in events with and through the TGA.


“This is an awesome opportunity for Short Par 4 and the Texas Golf Association. We as a company gain brand awareness directly to their members on an ongoing basis which aligns perfectly with our grass roots initiative. The Texas Golf Association adds value to their membership, and their members save money on products they are already are purchasing,” said Todd Stires, VP of Business Development at Short Par 4.

“Partnering with an organization like Short Par 4 acknowledges the vast differences in needs, interests, and preferences of Texas Golfers,” added Dennis.




The Texas Golf Association (TGA) is one of the largest and most respected golf associations in the country. Their ongoing commitment to ensuring top resources, and dependable staff are in place, distinguishes the association. They pride themselves for meeting the current and future needs of its members, contestants, and volunteers.

Their mission for the future of golf in Texas is to continue bringing the game to all those who love to play. TGA and TGA Foundation has taken another step in the right direction by joining forces with the Northern and Southern Texas Sections of the PGA to support the Legends Junior Tour.

The Legends Junior Tour will not only allow junior golfers the chance to compete in the state’s top tournaments, but it will also promote the tradition, rules, integrity, and honesty that has helped golf become the game it is today.

Players, volunteers, and staff continue to teach, learn, and strive to help the future generations of golfers preserve the game as we know it today. TGA promises to continue providing its participants, supporters, and volunteers the best facilities possible, and the greatest tournaments imaginable.

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Short Par 4 is a personal stylist for the golf inspired life that delivers brand name golf apparel, accessories and gear directly to its member’s doorstep – each for up to 60% off retail prices.

The vision of the company is to provide golf enthusiasts with the highest quality products, at member’s only pricing, delivered directly to their doorsteps – keeping their style tight and allowing them to spend more time on the course, not in their closet. As the premier styling service for the golf community, Short Par 4 boasts one of the fastest growing memberships of any subscription box on the web.

Every month, Short Par 4 delivers exclusive brand name golf apparel and products that promise to make their member’s look handsome both on and off the course. Whether on a date, on the tee box or at the office, Short Par 4’s Style Caddies have their members covered!

With a membership for all budget sizes, every box includes top rated and premium golf brands like Under Armour, Nike, Puma and Callaway and burgeoning brands like Travis Mathew, Linksoul, Greyson and more. Each delivery is hand-curated according to season and the golfer’s unique style profile that they fill out on the website.

Short Par 4 is represented on all the major golf tours. The company has compiled a global brand ambassador team that includes some of golf’s most iconic players.

PGA TOUR:                            Rickie Fowler, Wesley Bryan, John Chin, Tyler Duncan

LPGA TOUR:                          Lexi Thompson TOUR:                   Kevin Doughtery, Kevin Lucas


Short Par 4 continues to grow every year since its inception in 2014. Their membership and box shipments are the largest in golf industry, making the company the leading golf subscription service. The company is located in Sarasota, Florida.

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