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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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 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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