SAN DIEGO, 11 September 2018 – Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the winner of the BMW Championship on his victory this week. The incredible performance in testing weather conditions marks a return to form for the long time Lamkin user, with his final round 64 finishing off a score of 260, or 20-under, the lowest 72-hole score in tournament history.
The Crossline Full-Cord used by the winner combines Lamkin’s iconic Crossline pattern with full cord coverage to deliver maximum control and shot feedback, perfect for the often volatile weather conditions in Philadelphia. Lamkin’s Crossline pattern, which has delivered over $200,000,000 in Tour earnings, features a distinctive, densely spaced pattern that promotes light grip tension and provides superior lateral traction. Lamkin’s proprietary rubber compound adds tackiness and durability, while the grip’s firmness delivers excellent torsion control.
In a weekend of top spots for Lamkin, brand ambassador Justin Rose hit #1 in the official golf world rankings by virtue of his second place finish at the BMW Championships. Rose has been a Lamkin user since his teens and the fact that he has trusted the brand throughout his golfing journey is something that Bob Lamkin, CEO of Lamkin grips is incredibly proud, “Justin has trusted Lamkin grips right from the start of his career so to see him sat on top of the world rankings for the first time makes all of us at Lamkin very proud. Justin is an outstanding representative of the Lamkin brand, both on and off the course, and this achievement is well-deserved for the hard work and dedication he puts into his game.”
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2018. When it comes to golf it means that it’s a Ryder Cup year.
The teams are selected with Captain’s Picks in. So the teams and fans from the United States and European nations will descend Le Golf National to play in the bi-annual team event. The Albatros Course at Le Golf National is the venue selected for the playing of the 42nd Ryder Cup. This course is located in a suburb just southwest of Paris. The event is always full of raw emotion and nationalistic pride (in the case of Team USA).
In this press release shared by David Wheatley of Medi8 Golf it gives us a look at how the French Golf Federation is preparing to gives fans the ultimate Ryder Cup experience. Please see the press release below.
As the world of sport turns its eyes towards Paris for the Ryder Cup, the French Golf Federation (FFG) and Provision Events (PVE) are making sure that visitors to the city of love can experience the excitement of the biennial showdown between Europe and U.S.A without having to step inside the ropes of Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.
In the centre of Paris, outside the Hotel de Ville, home to the Paris council, the French Golf Federation has commissioned PVE to create a Ryder Cup experience that will entertain and educate visitors to the city in the 2 weeks that lead up to France’s first ever Ryder Cup. During the process of bringing the Ryder Cup to France, the FFG was clear in its desire to bring golf to a wider audience and the role that a downtown fan experience would play, as Olivier Denis-Massé, Managing Director of Communication, Media, Marketing and Partnerships at FFG explains, “When we first bid to host the Ryder cup 8 years ago a fan zone was an important part of the global project. A lot of Parisians will not go to Le Golf national and we wanted to offer the chance to watch the Ryder Cup downtown and for those who have never played golf to experience the excitement of the event? This is also an opportunity for our clubs to meet potential new golfers and provide the opportunity for them to play the game.”
At 3200 square metres and filled with activities designed to help visitors experience the excitement of the Ryder Cup, this fan experience is one of the most ambitious designs and build that PVE has undertaken, a fact that isn’t lost on Nick Clemens, co-founder of PVE. He said, “This isn’t our first Ryder Cup but it’s certainly our biggest. It’s always special to be involved in the Ryder Cup but to create something of this scale and technical complexity in the heart of Paris really is a hugely exciting prospect and a resounding endorsement of our ability to deliver fan experiences on the biggest stage.”
With a big screen showing coverage of the action at Le Golf National, fans will be able to drink in the atmosphere of the event while taking part in various golfing challenges. With activities that include golf simulators, 100 foot putt, kidzone, chipping and bunker areas, free golf lessons and even a putting course that is a replica of the last 4 holes of the Ryder Cup course, the fanzone will be a test of golf for enthusiasts as well as an opportunity for anyone to pick up a club for the first time. With such a range of potential customers, the design and activation of the fanzone has had to draw on all of PVE’s experience in delivering large scale experiences, a key factor in them winning the bid to provide the downtown experience, as Denis-Massé concludes, “In order to make the downtown fan zone successful we have chosen PVE as a stake holder as we’ve seen what they have done for major golf events around the world. It has been key in our decision making process to have a skilled and experience company which understood clearly our brief and gave us the best proposal, based on their experience.”
About Provision Events
Provision Events was founded in 2004 by two PGA Professionals; Nick Clemens & Konrad Brochocki. Whilst teaching at European Tour events they realised 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 recognisable 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.
Until The Next Tee!!
If you’ve been living under a rock you haven’t noticed a few things.
- Tiger Woods has been playing some pretty good golf this season. Even though many wrote the guy off.
- DeChambeau is fresh and great for the game of golf.
- For those that have forgotten… Keegan Bradley is still a world class golfer.
Who remembers when Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship? That’s right the year was 2011. That victory was actually his debut in Major Championship golf. You might also recollect that Keegan Bradley also qualified for the 2012 Ryder Cup (U.S. Team). If in the event that you recollect that you might also remember that Keegan Bradley has tasted victory on three separate occasions. No wait! Make that four occasions after his recent victory at the 2018 BMW Championship. It’s almost by design that out of 4 victories this was his third in a playoff outlasting new World #1 Justin Rose.
It was a a little while ago when I pointed out on Twitter that after a long absence that Keegan Bradley was trending the right way. As a matter of fact, I said to the Marketing and Communications Specialist for Srixon Golf (Noelle Zavaleta) that at the RBC Canadian Open you could really start to see things change for Bradley. He finished in 4th place that week. Several weeks before he finished T-13 at the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and a T-7 at THE PLAYER’S Championship. It’s always nice to see a player fight back and reclaim prior glory.
In the press release below as shared by Ms. Zavaleta we take a closer look at what Keegan Bradley used for the victory. Please have a look.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – September 10, 2018 – Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Keegan Bradley survived a rain-soaked Monday finish, and a sudden-death playoff to win the BMW Championship at Aronomick Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA. With this win, Keegan moves into 6th position in the FedExCup points standings and will head to Atlanta for the Tour Championship.
Entering the final-round three shots off the lead, Bradley went to work early and often making five birdies on his way to an opening-nine thirty-one. With plenty of work still to be done, Keegan would make three huge birdies on his final five holes to finish twenty-under-par for the week and force a sudden-death playoff. In sudden-death, Keegan would two-putt for par to capture victory, in the third leg of the PGA Tour playoffs.
“It’s so hard to win out here,” Bradley said. “To come all the way back here and win again, I mean, it just means so much, I’m speechless right now.”
At the BMW Championship, Bradley dominated the stat sheet. He finished the week first in Birdies (28), first in Putts per GIR (1.537), first in Strokes Gained: Putting (7.158), and T-1 in Strokes Gained: Total (11.535).
In Keegan Bradley’s Bag:
Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball
Srixon Z U45 3i – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X
Srixon Z 745 irons (4-9), Z 945 (PW) – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X
Cleveland RTX 4 (58° LOW), RTX-3 proto (52° MID) – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X
Srixon staff bag, hat, glove