Srixon ball loyalist, Cameron Champ, has won the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open in Napa, CA. Champ has now accumulated two PGA Tour wins to go along with one Korn Ferry Tour victory in less than two years since switching to the Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball. Champ, the Tour’s longest player, places unique demands on his golf ball—one that responds to his unmatched speed off the tee and also gives him the feel around the greens that a PGA Tour player demands. This week, on his way to a one-shot victory, Champ finished first in Driving Distance and first in Scrambling. This is a testament to the talent of Cameron Champ and the golf ball he chooses to play!


Congratulations to Cameron Champ on his 2nd PGA Tour victory.


Safeway Open - Final Round

Check out the equipment our staffer had in the bag:


What’s in Cameron’s Bag:

  • Srixon Z-STAR XV Pure White

STITCH® Golf Launches Fall 2019 Apparel Collection For Men

Dress Your Game™


(APEX, NC, September 19, 2019) —STITCH Golf announces the launch of the men’s Fall
2019 collection- a perfect combination of style, function, and fashion by fusing traditional golf aesthetics with advanced performance technologies.

“We created the upscale Fall 2019 Collection for comfort and performance while staying
true to our roots,” stated Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “This collection re-emphasizes the
importance we place on versatility including a wide range of classic wardrobe necessities from layering pieces to pants that easily allows one to transition from the fairways to the boardroom.”

STITCH Golf continues its innovation by incorporating cutting edge technically advanced
fabrics with a sophisticated style all created and inspired for today’s modern golfer. By
creating cohesive looks with details that perform, STITCH Golf has made it easy to dress
your game to match your style and personality.

The collection introduces a wider selection of core basics that are exciting additions to the brand and covers all Fall apparel needs. The Fall 2019 collection offers seasonal color
palettes that reflects the tastes of today’s discerning golfer.

Highlights of the Fall 19 collection include:


Roadster Vest

A customer favorite style is back, but with a twist and with all the classic details you’ve
come to love. Transition from work to play in our two-toned color block vest that will have you looking your best when the weather has its ups and downs. Filled with Thermore® Ecodown®, it will keep you warm and protected in even the coolest weather. 43% Polyester 43% CD 14% Spandex

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Racer Track Jacket

Our signature jacket is an updated take on the classic track jacket with an added striped
ribbing on the waist, sleeves, and neck. Designed with a four-way stretch and breathable
fabric. Its versatile fit is lightweight and casual and makes for the perfect transitional layer. 55% cotton 45% polyester Full zip

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Speedster Pullover

Old school comfort meets modern style. A classic quarter-zip pullover designed using a super lightweight and soft-brushed technical performance fabric. Once you put it on you will never want to take it off. Offered in 4 colors the soft-touch fabric offers 4-way stretch and combines the latest in breathable and wicking fabrication

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Delaney Pullover

We have taken a vintage piece and given it a modern twist in this pullover. Made of 100%
Merino extra-fine wool, we have created a sensuously soft and extremely durable garment. Designed with an attention to detail down to the last stitch, a technical zipper with a locking mechanism ensures your zipper stays right where you want it. Breathable fabric plus ribbed cuffs, waistband, and collar make this piece a great year-round sweater for any weather.


Commuter Merino V-Neck

We’ve created the perfect pullover with our STITCH® weather system technology. Made of high-quality 100% Australian Merino wool, this piece stands out for its silky luster and
softness. The ribbed cuffs, waistband, and collar combined with the waterproof yarn and
stainproof body make this piece both highly fashionable and functional. Available in 5

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Cabrio Vest

Combining high function and high fashion, this vest is a must-have addition to your
wardrobe. A Thermore® Ecodown® fill allows this vest to transition from chilly
temperatures to warmer ones with ease. Wear this piece in comfort from work to play with breathable fabric and soft insulation as well as a four-way stretch. Our STITCH® signature orange logo is placed on the back collar of the vest.

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Enzo Hybrid Tech Jacket

An iconic piece for your wardrobe. Designed with a four-way stretch, quilted front, and
double zipper features, this two-toned hybrid jacket is sophisticated, yet functional. A
Polyester spandex shell over a 100% extra-fine Italian Merino wool body creates the
ultimate in performance and breathability.


Sterling 5 Pocket Pants

Designed with a storm finish, these stretch chino 5 pocket pants are perfect for accidental spills or whatever the weather might bring. The water-repellent finish does not affect the natural ability of the cotton in these pants to breathe and keep you cool.  A subtle soft touch combined with maximum mobility and stretch makes these pants ideal to transition from the boardroom to the fairway. Offered in 5 colors.


The Fall 2019 collection is available for purchase at and leading golf,
country clubs and select retailers. Stay connected with STITCH Golf on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @StitchGolf



Founded in 2011 as a headcover company, STITCH is known for designing and creating
products with precise attention to detail, all the way down to the last stitch. Based in Apex, North Carolina, STITCH gives a unique experience, whether it’s the high-quality leather used in our headcovers, the durable waterproof fabrics in our bags and gear or the fashionable color schemes seen in our apparel. STITCH products are designed to be effortlessly fashionable, allowing you to create a stylish, comfortable and color-coordinated look-on and off the course. Designed with details that perform, our line of golf bags and gear, travel bags and apparel combine function and fashion with three themes in mind: DRESS YOUR GAME™, ARRIVE IN STYLE™ and FROM WORK TO PLAY™. STITCH products are available at leading golf, country clubs and select retailers around the world and at:


SASARASOTA, FL – September 17, 2019 – Short Par 4, the #1 “Hand Curated Subscription Box” for golfers everywhere, will sponsor the 13th Annual Ripken Golf Classic. An event that raises money for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and their work with at-risk youth across the country.

The 13th Annual Ripken Golf Classic will be held at the Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland on Friday, September 27, 2019. In addition to enjoying one of Maryland’s best golf courses, participants will take pleasure at the cocktail reception, an auction, and a first-rate awards dinner.

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“Our company takes great pride in making an impact in the golf community. That is why we are sponsoring this great golf tournament. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation empower kids who are facing real life challenges. The association uses sports-themed activities for kids to connect with young people and the community. They develop programs that help navigate challenges in healthy, and positive ways. We admire their initiatives and are thrilled to be associated with them,” said Todd Stires, VP of Business Development at Short Par 4.



The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, working throughout the country with community-based youth organizations to serve at-risk young people and build Youth Developments Parks in America’s most distressed communities. Founded in 2001, the Foundation is led by former Major League Baseball players, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken, and was named in memory of their father, Cal, Sr. The life lessons of leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic are keys to success for all young people, especially those living in disadvantaged circumstances.




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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“First Impressions” REVIEW – ZoomTee USA

Golf tees. Often overlooked by golfers but the simple golf tee is an essential part of a golfers arsenal. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to get our best lies on the golf course. After all, it was Arnold Palmer who once offered the following advice during a “Playing With The Pros” segment on Golf Channel. While I won’t offer a direct quote, I will paraphrase. Always tee it up when you have the chance. Although that advice was given for Par 3 tee shots imagine trying to hit our 460CC drivers without a tee. Like I said… essential!

There is no doubt that the options for purchasing golf tees are nearly endless. Walk into any golf box store and walk down the aisle where they have the tees located. Plastic, wooden, long, short, and tees made from recycled plastic are just some of the options out there. Some claim to bring golfers distance gains. But what about a golf tee that not only could yield golfers a couple of extra yards but one that could be defined as multi-use? Introducing the subject of this review… ZoomTee USA.

The Pre-Shot Routine

ZoomTee USA is the manufacturer of golf tees that are designed to bring golfers “ultimate driving distance”. Through working with a golf professional for over a year ZoomTee designed and developed what they think is the perfect golf tee.  Through the use of using an animated wind tunnel research revealed that “having the grooves in the tee increased the ball speed as the pocket of air traveled in front of the golf club at impact, thus making the ball turn forward for the ultimate driving distance”.

Furthermore, ZoomTee developed a golf tee that produced less drag (friction) at impact, was durable, had a “Height Guide” to ensure that the golf ball was being teed up at the correct height every time, and had a tip designed specifically to repair ball marks and clean the grooves of your irons and wedges.

It seems like a lot of work and a lot of positives for what seems to be a simple golf tee. But how did they actually test?


The Transition

I first came into contact with ZoomTee not too much before the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. Having recovered from a stroke suffered in September I was excited at the prospect of not only attending the show but testing ZoomTee. In fact, I would conduct testing on the range at Demo Day which is held annually at Orange County National Golf Resort and Lodge.

I remember when I first opened the contents of the envelope from ZoomTee. Inside were a couple of poker chips and a variety of ZoomTee golf tees. ZoomTee offers its products in a variety of bright, easy to locate colors including red, white, yellow, and blue. However, because of their design and have a flat side customization options are also available. This is great for those who organize golf tournaments, pro shops to advertise their golf course or companies wishing to advertise their respective brands. I’ll be honest, upon first glance I wasn’t too sure how these golf tees would perform and to be even more honest the look of them sort of “bugged me”. Bear in mind that if there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my time in the golf industry it’s that you need to keep an open mind.

So I made my way down to Florida for the PGA Show and put ZoomTee to work. The tee was easy to place into the teeing ground at OCN as it should seeing that the base there is very sandy. However, where I work and play most of my golf the soil is very clay-based. When it gets hot and the turf dries it’s very hard. Think in terms of a pottery kiln. I need to point out that inserting the tee into the ground under these (current as I write this review) conditions is also pretty easy. In comparison, typical tees have broken and splintered as they were inserted to the ground. The first victory for ZoomTee USA.


Supreme durability. I’ve used the same tee since testing began.

At one time or another, we as golfers will tee up a golf ball and hit our drive just to lose our golf tee. So now, you’re looking for your golf tee soaking up seconds of valuable time. The golf tee might have been your lucky golf tee. Because of the colors and size of ZoomTee locating the golf tee in the grass is extremely easy. Maybe it’s just some sort of “fluky” observation but golf tees from ZoomTee always seem to sit up in the turf. Like, I already stated. But this is only half of the equation.

ZoomTee has really been a star in one particular area. Durability. I’m sure that over time their golf tees will break. That said, you might be surprised to know that I’ve used the same tee since opening the package. I have used the same yellow ZoomTee for countless range sessions, the PGA Show Demo Day, a trip to Florida at the end of March and through I cannot tell you how many rounds of golf. What a great way to cut down on the number of broken golf tees seen on golf courses around the world. Not to mention, golf superintendents can save on their budgets. As someone who has worked throughout the industry (most notably as a Director of Golf Services), I’m fully aware of operating budgets and costs. Golfers might be surprised by how much it costs to sharpen mower blades. Because these tees are so easy to locate and the fact that they simply don’t seem to break ZoomTee is very golf course friendly.

Sure any tee can clean out the grooves of your irons and wedges but none are specifically made for that purpose. Cleaning the grooves with the “blade” of  ZoomTee is a “snap”. While this feature is nice it’s the “Height Guide” that steals the show. No matter the driver that I’ve teed up. Whether it was a Callaway Golf Epic Flash, Mizuno Golf ST-190, Cleveland Golf Classics XL (which is very deep-faced) or my current gamer the TaylorMade Golf SLDR it just seemed like I was able to hit the sweet spot more often. While ZoomTee conducted their research via computer-animated wind tunnels I personally think that it’s the height that allows golfers to pick up yards.


Perfect tee height… every time.

While both golf club head and ball speed are both essential in hitting longer drives it’s the contact on the “sweet spot” that makes a ton of difference in gaining or losing yardage. Why? If your ball is teed up too low you are likely to hit with a steeper blow which consequently increases the backspin of the golf ball. Conversely, when a golf ball is teed up too high and you hit it too low on the face that hit is thin which also adds spin to the golf ball. Oh yeah, too much loft too! I can categorically state that my sweet spot impact has been way more consistent while using ZoomTee golf tees and my tee shots have appeared to be longer and on line.

The Finish

There are going to be golfers out there who will be skeptical about the claims that both ZoomTee and I have made. Believe me, I get it. I was skeptical too. ZoomTee offers a product that lasts, is practical, and quite simply works. For more information on ZoomTee please visit ZoomTee USA.

Until The Next Tee!!

#SeeUOnTheNextTee #FightAndGrind



HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2019 – Cleveland ® Golf is proud to announce the release of the Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Launcher UHX Irons and Launcher Halo. Built for more speed and more precision, step up and launch it with the latest generation of irons and hybrids from Cleveland Golf. Cleveland’s Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Launcher UHX Irons and Launcher Halo officially launch in North America on October 4, 2019.

Launcher HB Turbo Irons

The Launcher HB Turbo Irons deliver maximum forgiveness and an easy-to-hit to profile specifically targeted at game improvement players seeking more distance and more accuracy.

“These irons allow game-improvement players the ability to get the ball into the air better than any iron on the market,” said Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering, Research and Development. “Now with a thinner, hotter face, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons give you a half club more distance over the previous generation.”

Launcher HB Turbo Irons

Launcher HB Turbo Irons maintains a fully hollow construction, allowing for optimized sole weighting for shots that launch higher, but now incorporate a new high strength, turbocharged face insert that is thinner and hotter for more speed on every shot.

The redesign HiBore Crown pushes the center of gravity low and deep within the base of the Launcher HB Turbo Irons. This placement produces shots that launch off the face, fly high, and stay on their intended target. Progressive shaping throughout the entire set maintains forgiveness in the long irons, with compact short irons that provide optimal control.

Key Innovations Inside the Launcher HB Turbo Irons:

 Hollow Construction: Fully hollow construction along with internal stabilizing ribs provides ultimate forgiveness on every shot.
 Turbocharged Face: Each iron features a turbocharged, high strength steel face that is thinner and hotter for increased ball speeds and explosive distance.
 HiBore Crown: Redesigned HiBore Crown features low, deep weighting to produce an easy to hit, high ball flight.
 Progressive Hollow Shaping: Progressive shaping provides a smooth transition from hybrid-like long irons to iron-like short irons. It’s a seamless changeover with forgiveness where you need it and control where you want it.

Cleveland’s Launcher HB Turbo Irons are available in both men’s and women’s along with right and left-hand options. The Launcher HB Turbo Irons are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set. For graphite options, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons are $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece set.

For more detailed information on the Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Irons, please visit:

Launcher UHX Irons

The Launcher UHX Irons are the most progressive combo set of hollow and cavity back irons on the market. It’s a completely new way to approach one complete set of irons.

“This combination of cavity back and utility irons into one set offers the perfect blend of distance and accuracy,” Brekke said. “A new variable face pattern delivers more distance due to hotter faces with better mass distribution.”

Launcher UHX Irons incorporate hollow long irons (4-7-irons) for more distance and forgiveness, with lower and deeper weighting compared to traditional cavity back irons. Meanwhile, the 8-iron through pitching wedge features a cavity back construction, which focuses on precision and control rather than maximizing distance. The result: a seamless transition throughout to create one unified iron set.

Launcher UHX Irons

Furthermore, Launcher UHX Irons feature a high strength, variable steel face insert, incorporated into each long iron, for higher ball speeds across the entire face and more distance on every shot. The latest iteration of our V-Shaped Sole offers added forgiveness and improved speed retention, while Cleveland’s proprietary Tour Zip Grooves and enhanced Laser Milling delivers reliable, consistent spin when attacking the pin.

Launcher UHX Utility Irons will also be available as individual clubs for sale to add forgiveness to any iron set. Offered in 3, 4, and 5-iron lofts, Launcher UHX Utility Irons deliver the distance and forgiveness of a hybrid in an iron-like address profile.

Key Innovations Inside the Launcher UHX Irons:

 Hollow and Cavity Back Construction: Hollow long irons provide more forgiveness, while cavity-back short irons provide more control when attacking the pin.
 Variable High Strength Steel Face: A variable high strength HT1770M steel face insert delivers explosive ball speeds for increased distance, even on heel and toe impacts.
 V-Shaped Sole: Featured in both the cavity back and hollow designs, the V-
Shaped Sole improves turf interaction for better speed retention at impact.
 Tour Zip Grooves: Tour Zip Grooves and Laser Milling deliver maximum spin for optimal control throughout the Launcher UHX Irons.

Cleveland’s Launcher UHX Irons are available in both men’s and women’s offerings along with right and left-hand options. The Launcher UHX Irons are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set. For graphite options, the Launcher UHX Irons are $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece set. The Launcher UHX Utility Irons are priced at $169.99 MAP.

For more detailed information on the Cleveland Launcher UHX Irons, please visit:


Launcher Halo

The Launcher Halo returns, offering a versatile scoring club designed for any situation. Featuring new Gliderail Technology, the Launcher Halo is optimized for better turf interaction from the toughest of lies.

“We all hit it in the rough and find ourselves in difficult positions out on the course,” said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf. “And it’s those tough places that add big numbers to our scorecards. The new Launcher Halo helps us not only get out of those tough spots but helps us excel from them and get into scoring position. It’s so much more than a typical hybrid.”

Launcher Halo

While the Gliderails provide optimal speed retention, the enhanced HiBore Crown pushes the center of gravity low and deep for a low spin, high launch ball flight. Halo Weighting shifts more weight to the perimeter for increased MOI and better overall forgiveness.

A new variable face insert, utilizing HT1770M steel, allows the Launcher Halo to provide improved ball speeds for more distance, even on off-center strikes.

Key Innovations Inside the Launcher Halo:

 Gliderails: Featuring a set of three rails, the leading edge and sole geometries are optimized for improved turf interaction and speed retention.
 HiBore Crown: The redesigned HiBore Crown enables a lower CG position, promoting that ideal low spin, high launch ball flight.
 High Strength Steel Face: Constructed using high strength steel, the variable face insert provides higher COR over a larger impact area leading to increased ball speeds and distance.

Cleveland’s Launcher Halo is available in both men’s and women’s offerings along with right and left-hand options. The Launcher Halo is priced at $199.99 MAP and offered in 2 (16°), 3 (19°) and 4 (22°) Halo models.


ABOUT Cleveland ® Golf

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland ® Golf is part of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. Their professional staffs include players such as Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Hideki Matsuyama, Inbee Park, as well as many others. Cleveland® Golf, founded in 1979, is a leading equipment manufacturer specializing in short game technologies
and solutions that benefit all golfers. Cleveland® Golf remains steadfastly committed to providing Tour-proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf.