Tewkesbury Park is fastest-rising in GB&I Resorts Top 100

15 JANUARY 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TEWKESBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE  – Five-star family-run golf hotel Tewkesbury Park is the fastest-rising in the new Top 100 Golf Resorts in GB & Ireland, published every two years by Golf World magazine.

It leaped from #84 in the previous rankings, to #57 in this year’s list, a rise of 27 places – well ahead of any other resort.

Tewkesbury Park was also named among GB & Ireland’s Top 30 Luxury Golf Resorts in the Top 100 feature, which appears in the January 2020 issue of the magazine.

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The news follows soon after Tewkesbury Park was named among Britain’s Top 100 Hotels by The Sunday Times, in October 2019 – an accolade shared by just three other British golf resorts, including Gleneagles.

After being named the UK & Ireland’s Best Hotel for Weddings, Parties and Special Occasions by publishers Condé Nast Johansens in late 2018, and listed in National Club Golfer magazine’s Top 100 GB & I Golf Resorts rankings in early 2019, Tewkesbury Park has quickly become one of the UK’s most acclaimed golf resorts after its recent £10m refurbishment program.

“To gain such recognition so quickly after our relaunch is a source of great pride for the team here” said Tewkesbury Park’s General Manager, Patrick Jones. “The McIntosh family has transformed Tewkesbury Park in the last five years, and their passion for golf is obvious to every visitor who comes here.

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“Golfers often remark, after staying here, how refreshing it is to be at a truly independent hotel, where everything from the rooms to the food to the staff is presented in a uniquely Tewkesbury Park way.

“It’s hard to describe, so the best thing is for golfers and their friends to come and see for themselves. Our golf course, prepared by Paul Hathaway and his team, features some of the best greens in the west of England, and we are a PGA tournament venue in 2020”

At the resort’s heart is The Deerpark, a 6,554 Par 72 golf course designed by Frank Pennink on a 200-acre site adjacent to the town’s historic War Of The Roses battlefields. In 2016 it was refurbished by Peter McEvoy OBE, the unbeaten GB&I Walker Cup team Captain and amateur golf icon who turned to golf course design, working with world-class golf agronomists Turfgrass.

With two golf courses, 93 bedrooms including nine luxurious historic suites which offer the ultimate in comfort, plus comprehensive leisure and spa facilities, two restaurants including the highly-rated Mint, and versatile meeting spaces for up to 200 people, Tewkesbury Park is the complete golf resort, offering golf breaks with distinction in a perfect balance of memorable golf, memorable food, and memorably different accommodation.

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Contact Tewkesbury Park on 01684 272300, or visit www.tewkesburypark.co.uk.

 

About Tewkesbury Park

Our family-owned hotel is set on a hilltop in the beautiful rolling Gloucestershire countryside, with panoramic views of Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Severn Valley, the Malverns and the Welsh Mountains. We pride ourselves on our friendly, unobtrusive service and personal touches that ensure your stay with us is truly memorable. All of our 93 bedrooms have been fully refurbished, with luxurious Hypnos beds, fluffy pillows, Nespresso coffee machines, and big Samsung TVs. Our rooms include nine luxurious historic suites which offer the ultimate in comfort. We have complimentary fast Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and plenty of free parking.

Our extensive golfing facilities include PGA tournament venue The Deerpark, our beautifully-conditioned 6,554 18-hole par 72 golf course, plus The Acorn – our nine-hole par 3 course, a covered driving range, putting green and pro shop. For when you’re hungry or thirsty we have Mint at Tewkesbury Park and the No.19 Café – our two restaurants – plus our cozy, welcoming and luxurious Cocktail Bar and lounges are ideal for social gatherings, or maybe an indulgent afternoon tea. We’ve partnered with the Natural Spa Factory of Bath, to offer a unique range of treatments in our relaxing spa rooms, and our health club features a well-equipped gym, squash and tennis courts as well as a fabulous steam room and indoor swimming pool complete with outdoor hot tub sauna and sun deck. We’ve even put a buzzer next to the hot tub so you don’t have to leave the bubbles to order your bubbles! Whether you are looking to de-stress and get away from it all – or you want to play hard with our extensive sporting and fitness facilities we’re sure that you will find your time here well-spent.

Recent awards include Sunday Times Top 100 Hotels in Great Britain (October 2019); Best UK & Ireland Hotel for Weddings, Parties & Special Occasions (Condé Nast Johansens Awards For Excellence 2019); Top 100 Golf Resorts in GB & Ireland (Golf World); Top 100 Golf Resorts in GB & Ireland (National Club Golfer); Best Loved Hotels Awards Winner November 2018.

Original Penguin Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith Captures Sony Open

Perfect Win. Perfect Clothes. Perfect Fit.

 

(Miami, FL January 14, 2020) — Original Penguin Golf, a division of Perry Ellis
International, Inc., would like to congratulate brand ambassador Cameron Smith for
winning the 2020 Sony open for his first individual PGA Tour victory and second victory
overall.

“We congratulate Cameron for his thrilling and emotional come-from-behind playoff
victory,” said Jack Voith, President of the Golf Division of Perry Ellis International. “With his home country of Australia in the middle of an unprecedented bushfire crisis, Cameron showed the world his true grit, determination and how special a player and person he is, raising over $10,000 to fight the fires. We are proud to have Cameron as an Original Penguin brand ambassador.”

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“I realize that Australia is doing it tough right now and the focus is probably not on my golf for good reason,” stated Smith. “It’s good to do something good, and hopefully it gave a few people a reason to smile for a moment or two.”

With the win, Smith, a key member of the International Presidents Cup team, propels up to fifth in the FedExCup standings, secures his TOUR card for two more seasons and gains a berth in the Masters while placing himself in a good position for Olympic qualification. “I definitely want to be there in Japan and want to wear the green and gold as much as I can,” added Smith.

Original Penguin by Munsingwear® leverages its appeal to a multigenerational fanbase
through the brand’s mantra to “Be An Original®.” Original Penguin pays homage to its rich brand heritage, having been adored by countless icons for more than 60 years. A strong influence of humor, fun and attention to detail can be seen in its products. The brand reworks its archive of mid-century classics with seasonal updates to reflect a modern lifestyle. “Original Penguin’s functional style fused with enhanced technical features gave Cameron a distinct competitive advantage over the field during a grueling week of championship golf,” added Voith. “Original Penguin truly is the perfect clothing with the perfect fit.”

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Original Penguin Golf apparel is owned by Perry Ellis International, Inc. a global leader in fashion apparel, and is available at http://www.OriginalPenguin.com , select retailers and golf courses worldwide.

 

About An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®

In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear – an underwear and military supply company – ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America – an ORIGINAL PENGUIN®. Known for its unique, humorous and detail-oriented clothing, Original Penguin offers a full range of men’s and children’s
clothing, accessories and fragrances. Original Penguin is present in North, Central and
South Americas, Europe as well as India and the Philippines. There are over 1,250 points of sale, more than 99 Original Penguin stores worldwide and two dedicated e-commerce
websites: http://www.originalpenguin.com and http://www.originalpenguin.co.uk

About Perry Ellis International

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

Tour Edge Exotics – EXS 220 Fairway Metals (Woods)

Recently, I shared an article about the new Exotics EXS 220 driver from David Glod and Tour Edge Golf. In today’s article, I shed a little bit of light on the fairway metals. Highly underrated, the EXS metalwoods from 2019 were top performers. The beautiful part about that range was that you received a premium product, made with premium components with a ton of technology for a very reasonable MSRP.

With the EXS 220 fairway metals, you get more of the same with a couple of new “wrinkles”. Lighter materials, a Diamond Cup Face (see more on that technology below), and an improved SlipStream Sole headline the features of the EXS 220 metalwoods.

For more, please see the excerpt from the full press release as shared by Jon Claffey. Mr. Claffey is the Vice President of Marketing for Tour Edge Golf.

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The EXS 220 Metalwood family.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

 

EXS 220 Fairway

The new EXS 220 Fairway Metals are made with a new Hyper-Steel that is 14% lighter than the previous EXS fairway metal, allowing for more weight to be positioned in the center of the sole and the rear of the clubhead to create dual-concentric weighting that produces a unique combination of ease of launch and low spin.

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The combination of the back weight, the Diamond Cup Face and Dual Carbon Sole produced impressive distance gains, while also providing extreme forgiveness off the face by greatly increasing the M.O.I. of the clubhead. Dual Carbon Fiber placements featured in the heel and toe and a new larger 6-gram weight placed in the rear of the clubhead helped create extreme weight savings that could be then repositioned to help create the extreme jump in MOI properties and to create the ideal C.G. position for a fairway metal. Additional weights will be available in 3 grams, 9 grams, 11 grams and 14 grams to help dial in the preferred swing weight and trajectory.

While typical variable face thickness would feature only three layers of thick and thin areas behind the face, Diamond Face technology features 44 different thick and thin  diamond shapes behind the face of the fairway metal, producing a sweet spot that is extended higher on the toe, heel and center of the face.

The SlipStream Sole features improved wider speed channels that create a faster
clubhead speed due to smoother turf interaction. The EXS 220 fairway metal also features the S.D. Bar used to improve the acoustic engineering by enhancing the richness of sound upon impact.

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Three 3-Woods will be offered in the EXS 220 fairway metal line-up, 13.5, 15 and
16.5 degree models. The 15-degree will be available in left-handed. There will also
an 18-degree 5-Wood and 21-degree 7-Wood available.

To see the chosen stock shafts for the EXS 220 Fairway, see the SpeedTested Shafts section below that will explain how the optimal shaft for every flex and swing speed has been selected for the EXS 220 line through extensive robotic testing. Also of note below, the Exotics 220 line-up will now be included in Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour custom delivery program for custom orders anywhere in the continental United States.

The suggested retail price for the EXS 220 Fairway is $249.99.

 

 

For Immediate Release: Golf Tips Magazine Names High Heat 257+ The Best Driver And Fairway Metalwoods Of 2019

BONITA, CA (January 7, 2020) – Golf Tips Magazine has named Knuth Golf’s High Heat 257+ the best driver and fairway metalwoods of 2019.

High Heat 257+ is the only brand that takes advantage of a 2016 USGA Equipment Rule change that allows more trampoline effect in the toe and heel areas of the clubface for more distance. The 3-Trampoline technology is in High Heat 257+ drivers, fairway metalwoods and hybrids.

“What felt like a slight toe hit resulted in a powerful mini-fade that rolled out nearly to the range’s border fence some 280 yards distant,” said Golf Tips editor Vic Williams after testing the High Heat 257+. “With the High Heat driver, strikes that were once disappointing are now exhilarating, time after time.”

“High Heat 257+ metalwoods are easy to launch high, and with average trampoline values of 266 outside the center of the face compared to major brands with historically low trampoline values outside the center of the face, they provide the same distance across the face for more greens and lower scores. The clubs perform as advertised with game breaking magic, and that is why amateurs should buy High Heat 257+ clubs.”

The new High Heat 257+ 3-Trampoline technology results from the USGA Rule change, and was believed to be impossible to achieve, confirmed by the fact that no brand had accomplished it in that span until Knuth Golf did it in time to launch High Heat 257+ at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show.
The USGA changed its equipment rule to help amateurs because unlike Tour pros who consistently hit in the center of the face, amateurs hit outside the center of the face approximately 50% of the time.  That is why co-founders Dean Knuth, who invented the USGA Course and Slope Rating Systems and a Senior Director of the USGA for 16 years and Steve Trattner, intellectual property attorney for the USGA, Pebble Beach and Pinehurst for over 20 years, did not stop until they invented a way to take advantage of this new rule.

Golf Tips’ editors noticed the difference right away.

“Most amateur golfers consistently hit the toe and heel areas where the CT has been low and lose 20-30 yards,” said Williams. “But not with High Heat 257+. With the 257+ fairway metal and hybrid, we got the same sweet power-packed sensation with each swing — even those that were clearly on the toe or heel.”

High Heat’ 257+’s novel 3-trampoline technology has also been positively received by noted golf instructors.

“On average amateur golfers hit their driver and metalwoods on the toe or heel approximately 50 percent of the time. That is why High Heat 257+ 3-trampoline technology is such a game changer for amateur golfers.” – Kay McMahon, LPGA Hall of Fame instructor, Golf Digest’s 50 Best Women Teachers In America.

“Hitting on the toe, heel or center of the face of the High Heat 257+ driver felt great and the distance was same for every shot. You can’t miss. Amazing.” -Jason Krier, PGA Teaching Pro, PA

High Heat has taken the golf industry by storm since entering the market in 2015 with a simple but crucial mission – design clubs specifically for amateurs instead of Tour pros, so they can optimize their performance and increase their enjoyment of the game. The High Heat driver, fairway woods and hybrids, featuring lower and deeper center of gravity, have all been named in numerous media “best products lists.” Customers rave about increased performance and lower scores with High Heat in their bag.

Knuth Golf’s High Heat line will be available for testing at the PGA Merchandise Show’s Demo Day at Orange Country National Golf Club on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from Tee Box 8. Also, Knuth Golf co-owners Dean Knuth and Steve Trattner will be available for interviews and meetings during the PGA Show in the International Network of Golf Hospitality Room, 312 A/B.

For more information on Knuth Golf, visit www.knuthgolf.com or call 410-353-0446.

ABOUT KNUTH GOLF
Dean Knuth, a former USGA Senior Director, designed High Heat metalwoods specifically with amateurs in mind. Amateur golfers need clubs that use nearly 50 grams of discretionary weight to optimize their much different performance needs compared to Tour pros with 115+ mph swing speeds who consistently hit on or very near the center of the face. Knuth was awarded Golf Inc. magazine’s “Top Innovator” award for innovation of golf clubs in 2016.

Knuth Golf’s High Heat driver, fairway woods and hybrids have been named the “Best” in their class by several major golf media. High Heat products have won the prestigious ING Industry Honors award for Product Ingenuity three of the past four years, including last year with High Heat 257+.

TAYLORMADE GOLF COMPANY ANNOUNCES SIM MAX AND SIM MAX OS IRONS – BRINGING FORGED-LIKE FEEL TO THE DISTANCE IRON CATEGORY

BUILDING ON THE REVOLUTIONARY PERFORMANCE OF SPEED BRIDGE TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER IMPROVED FEEL, SOUND AND EXPLOSIVE DISTANCE

 

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 10, 2020) – TaylorMade Golf, the industry leader in innovation and technology, today announced the all-new SIM Max and SIM Max OS irons. Featuring the company’s revolutionary Speed Bridge™ technology and the all-new ECHO® Damping System, SIM Max and SIM Max OS delivers explosive distance, enhanced sound, and forged-like feel to the distance iron category.

 

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SPEED BRIDGE COMBINES WITH THRU-SLOT SPEED POCKET – DISTANCE, PERFORMANCE AND FORGED-LIKE FEEL

After playing a pivotal role in the industry-leading performance found in M5 & M6 irons, Speed Bridge technology again takes centre stage in 2020. TaylorMade has built upon this revolutionary technology to deliver more refined performance with SIM Max and SIM Max OS irons.

Speed Bridge is a mass efficient beam that spans across the cavity back of the iron, connecting the back bar to the topline. This intelligent shaping allows for improved stability in the upper face and supports the topline, preventing unwanted vibrations that create the harsh feel associated with traditional distance irons. The increased rigidity in the topline and upper perimeter of the face delivers an improved sound and feel while working in conjunction with a flexible Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ engineered for increased ball speed and distance.

 

Thanks to the face stability offered by Speed Bridge, TaylorMade engineers were able to

incorporate a Thru-Slot Speed Pocket in SIM Max and SIM Max OS. The slot stretches from heel to toe and completely disconnects the leading edge from the sole of the iron, which in essence creates a free-floating face. The collaborative technologies allow the face to hinge upon the topline for enhanced flexibility, more ball speed and greater forgiveness on shots struck below centre.

Through further analysis, TaylorMade engineers were able to redesign the face and optimize the relationship between the stiffness in the Speed Bridge and the flexibility in the face. The result is a thinner and faster face with a larger sweet spot as compared to the company’s previous model.*

ECHO® DAMPING SYSTEM – HEIGHTENED FEEL, EFFICIENT DISTANCE

If you lift the hood on SIM Max and SIM Max OS, you’ll find the all-new ECHO Damping System – the key to providing better feel without sacrificing performance. This uniquely shaped damper design stretches across the entire face (from heel to toe) using multiple contact points for accelerated vibration damping. This high-performance damper design is driven by Vibration Damping Channels that wrap around the entire structure for effortless compression. These channels allow the damper to efficiently compress at impact, giving the material a place to disperse without inhibiting movement in the face.

 

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The ECHO Damping System and Speed Bridge work in unison to deliver forged-like feel. In company testing, SIM MAX and Max OS consistently produced impact frequencies (the sound at impact that players interpret as feel) in line with those of forged-construction irons. Collectively, these technologies reduce unwanted vibrations at impact and allow the golfer to get feedback on the strike – a performance characteristic commonly reserved for forged irons.

PROGRESSIVE INVERTED CONE TECHNOLOGY – EACH INDIVIDUAL IRON OPTIMIZED FOR ACCURACY

TaylorMade’s proven Inverted Cone Technology (ICT) is now uniquely positioned in each SIM Max and SIM Max OS iron to both increase the sweet spot and minimize the effects of common mis-hits. ICT is positioned in the centre of the face on mid irons to deliver performance exactly where golfers need it the most.

TaylorMade’s vast archive of club data shows that longer irons struck towards the toe have a greater tendency to miss to the right. With this in mind, engineers progressively positioned ICT towards the toe in both SIM Max and SIM Max OS to generate a draw bias in the longer irons to minimize the common miss to the right. It’s positioned the farthest toward the toe in the 4-iron.

 

SIM MAX – OUR BEST FEELING DISTANCE IRON, POWERED BY SPEED BRIDGE

Designed for the golfer seeking all-around performance in a distance iron, SIM Max is built to deliver fast ball speeds, high launch, and forgiveness. It all starts with Speed Bridge – the marquee design element that produces enhanced feel and works in conjunction with the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket to provide incredible distance and forgiveness. The all-new ECHO Damping System contributes to the forge-like feel of the irons, while an ultra-thin 1.5mm face (even thinner than the M5 & M6 irons) delivers increased flexibility across the entire face. A lightweight fluted hosel with a 360 undercut shifts mass from high in the club to the bottom of the sole for a super low CG. These features combine to make SIM Max TaylorMade’s core distance iron.

 

SIM MAX – SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY

Available for preorder on January 10 and at retail beginning February 7, the SIM Max irons ($1,049.99 steel/$1,1149.99 graphite CAD) will be offered in 5-PW/AW (7 pc. set with 4 iron, SW and LW also available) and come equipped with KBS Max 85 steel shafts (S, R) or Fujikura’s Ventus Blue graphite shafts (7S, 6R & 5A). For women, the SIM Max irons will come equipped with the Aldila NV Ladies shaft.

 

SIM MAX OS – MAX DISTANCE WITH ENHANCED FEEL

SIM Max OS is equipped with all the same technology that powers SIM Max but bundled into an oversized package with a taller face to increase stability and a wider sole for forgiving turf interaction. The chamfered sole design allows engineers to drive CG low and deep to promote easier launch and significant ball speed. Stronger lofts protect the trajectory and produce a penetrating ball flight that makes SIM Max OS the longest iron in the current TaylorMade lineup.**

 

SIM MAX OS – SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY

Available for preorder on January 10 and at retail beginning February 7, the SIM Max OS irons ($1,049.99 steel/$1,149.99 graphite CAD) will be offered in 5-PW/AW (7 pc. set with 4 iron, SW and LW also available) and come equipped with KBS Max 85 steel shafts (S, R) or Fujikura’s Ventus Blue graphite shafts (7S, 6R & 5A). For women, the SIM Max OS irons will come equipped with the Aldila NV Ladies shaft.

 

* Faster face claim based on SIM Max 7-iron vs. M6 7-iron at better player swing speed.

** Longest iron in the current TaylorMade lineup claim based on SIM Max OS vs. SIM Max, P790, and P790 Ti 7-iron at better player swing speed.

New Exotics EXS 220 Driver – All That You Need to Know

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing information on the new Exotics EXS 220 metalwoods family. I predicted that the 2019 EXS range was going to be good, really good and highly underrated based on my reviews of the Exotics EXS hybrid. That hybrid ended up being the best that I’ve gamed to this point and is an “automatic” club. If you never made swings with the EXS irons or the driver then you really missed out.

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Fun Fact. The 2019 Exotics EXS driver finished on the podium for Teezy Award honors in the “Top Driver” category. As new products have emerged and information released, it was Tour Edge Golf who had me the most curious. How would they follow-up the very successful Exotics EXS range? The answer.  The Exotics EXS 220.

Today, we have a look at the driver.

In the release below we learn about everything that is the Exotics 220 range. I liken them to a proverbial love-child of the EXS and CBX 119 range (the latter I never made swings with).

New inclusions for the EXS 220 driver include…

  • Diamond-Face Technology
  • Exceptional forgiveness through very high MOI numbers
  • S.D Bar to enhance and improve the acoustics and more

Please see the press release below for all of the details. More to come.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee #untilthenexttee

 

Tour Edge officially introduces the Exotics EXS 220 driver, fairway metal and
hybrid, featuring state-of-the-art game-enhancing innovations that vastly improves
upon the wildly successful and award-winning Exotics EXS line.

Exotics EXS 220 metalwoods feature Diamond Face technology, a major breakthrough in face technology that features different thick and thin diamond shapes or “mini-trampolines” behind the face, producing a hotter face with faster ball speeds and better performance on off-center hits, as well as reduced spin.

The all-new shapes and weight repositioning of the EXS 220 metalwoods have made
for the most forgiving and stable metals ever produced by Tour Edge.

“We have taken a substantial leap forward in design innovation with the entire EXS
220 line,” said Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod. “We set
an all-time record for Exotics metalwoods sold with the original EXS line and based
on the initial reaction to the performance from our partners and tour professionals,
we feel we will shatter that sales record with the EXS 220.”

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“Our goal is to make anyone who hits these side by side to clubs that cost twice as
much to question why they would ever think about spending the extra money,” said
Glod. “These clubs are that good. We will have a large amount of EXS 220 in play
on the professional tours and we will penetrate bags of the better players across
the globe due to the extreme performance benefits of these clubs. Truly, pound for
pound, nothing comes close to the EXS 220 metalwoods.”

The new ultra-premium, high-performance Exotics EXS 220 driver, fairway metal
and hybrid will be featured at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show and will be available
for purchase worldwide on February 1, 2020.

EXS 220 Driver

The EXS 220 Driver produces extreme Moment of Inertia (M.O.I.) numbers with its
all new elongated face-to-back shape and adjustable 9-gram back weight to create
one of the highest M.O.I. ratings ever manufactured in a driver. Additional weights
will be available in 3 grams, 6 grams, 11 grams, and 14 grams to help dial in the
preferred swing weight and trajectory.

The driver features an all-new elongated shape and adjustable 9-gram back weight to create an M.O.I. of 5440 grams per cubic centimeter, a 20% percent increase over the previous EXS Driver. Helping secure such high M.O.I. numbers were also made possible by the employment of Triple Carbon Fiber technology featured on the crown and heel/toe areas of the sole.

This premium and extremely lightweight carbon fiber provide extreme weight savings that could then be repositioned into the back of the clubhead. The high-grade 8-1-1 Titanium face of the EXS 220 Driver is shallower and features a lower density, lighter Titanium to allow for more weight repositioning. Behind the face, the revolutionary Diamond Face technology features 42 different thick and thin diamond shapes, producing a massive sweet spot.

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The Diamond Face produces a hotter face with faster ball speeds, reduction of spin and better performance on off-center hits. Tour Edge engineers have placed a Sound Diffusion Bar (S.D. Bar) inside the clubhead that has been used to improve the acoustic engineering of the entire new EXS metalwood line up.

The S.D. Bar was modeled using the F.E.A software to research and fine-tune the
acoustical properties of the driver. The S.D. Bar is a similar idea employed in music
studios and concert halls with diffusion panels used to enhance the richness of sound.

The EXS 220 offers an unprecedented range of lofts from 7.5 degrees to 14 degrees
with three head options.

An adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft Plus/Minus 2 degrees up and
down, so with three lofts being offered in 9.5, 10.5, and 12 degrees, the EXS 220
offers an unprecedented range of lofts from 7.5 degrees to 14 degrees between the
three loft options. A left-handed version will be made available in the 10.5 loft option.

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To see the chosen stock shafts for the EXS 220 Driver, see the SpeedTested Shafts
section below that will explain how the optimal shaft for every flex and swing speed
has been selected for the EXS 220 line through extensive robotic testing.

EXS 220 Driver and Fairway SpeedTested Stock Shafts

85 MPH or Below Fujikura Air Speeder: Ladies (R3) | Senior (R2) | Regular (R)
85-95 MPH Fujikura Ventus 4T Core: 5-Regular | 6-Stiff
95 MPH or Above Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow: 6.0 Stiff | 6.5 X-Stiff

The Exotics 220 line-up will now be included in Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour
custom delivery program for custom orders anywhere in the continental United
States.

The suggested retail price for the EXS 220 Driver is $349.99.

48-Hour Custom Fit Delivery

For the first time, Exotics product will be a part of Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-
hour custom fit nationwide delivery guarantee.

Exotics EXS 220 will be available with Tour Edge’s 48-Hour Custom Fit Delivery
program where custom fit orders from an authorized Tour Edge EXS 220 fitter
arrive back to the end consumer in 48 business hours anywhere in the continental
United States. If the custom order is placed to Tour Edge by the authorized Tour Edge dealer by 2:30 PM Central time, the order will be guaranteed to arrive either back to the fitting location or directly to the consumer’s house.

Hand Built in the USA

All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are hand built in the United States at our headquarters
in Batavia, Illinois.

Lifetime Warranty

All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are backed with a lifetime warranty that covers any
manufacturer defects for the life of the product

 

Zero Friction To Launch New Products at 2020 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando

OAK BROOK TERRACE, IL (January 9, 2020) – Zero Friction, widely known for its one-size compression fit gloves and the DistancePro™ GPS Glove, has announced the launch of several new products at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.  Zero Friction will exhibit in Booth #2673 from January 22-24, 2020.

“We are proud of our reputation of creating high quality, cutting-edge, performance products for all golfers,” said John Iacono, President of Zero Friction. “The new products we are currently bringing to market carry on that tradition.”

Attendees at the upcoming show are encouraged to check out the following new products in Booth No. 2673:

  • The new Power 3 Tee is a 3-prong, 3-inch tee available in six neon colors (red, green, orange, blue, white and purple.)
  • The Ultra Feel Golf Glove is a Cabretta Leather Padded glove; available in men’s white and black.
  • The Americana glove shines bright with stars and stripes. This Cabretta Leather Men’s Glove is available in red, white, and navy blue.
  • The Oh Canada glove is a Cabretta Leather glove; available in men’s red or white featuring the Canadian Flag.
  • The Stryker Glove 2-pack is available in an array of colors at a price point for the budget-conscious golfer.
 
Zero Friction’s true advantage for retailers is that the universal fit means shops do not have to carry a huge inventory of sizes. Instead, the shops can offer a large selection of colors.

Zero Friction also benefits golf shops with a creative selection of packaging, including the SuperTubes, which received the 2018 ING Industry Honors Product Ingenuity award for its packaging of color-matched glove, Spectra™ distance golf balls and tees.

Zero Friction also has logo capabilities including logo golf balls, gloves, and tees, which has experienced significant growth this past year. Licensed gloves and Supertubes featuring NFL, MLB, NHL, and the top 20 collegiate teams will also have a dedicated section.

Attendees at the PGA Merchandise Show are encouraged to visit Booth No. 2673 to try the new products.  Those who are not able to attend the show, can view the entire line of Zero Friction golf products, visit www.ZeroFriction.com.

For more information, visit www.zerofriction.com, or call 630-317-7700.

About Zero Friction
Based in Oakbrook Terrace, Il, Zero Friction is known industry-wide for being on the cutting edge when it comes to introducing new products to players and creative packaging for its retail partners. Zero Friction provides high-quality, technologically advanced products for golfers worldwide, including gloves, performance golf tees, balls, and accessories. The company established the performance golf tee market, creating the first and only performance tee to ever carry the PGA TOUR logo. Zero Friction’s most recent success story is in the golf glove segment. Zero Friction’s colorful line of compression-fit gloves for men, women, and juniors takes the guesswork out of sizing.  Compression-fit technology means a universal fit within the various models and the glove that will hold its shape longer than any on the market.  To view the entire line of Zero Friction golf products, visit http://www.ZeroFriction.com.