LISBON, Portugal, May 13, 2019: Hole19, a company that produces a multi-functional golf app with over 1.6M registered users, announces innovative features available on the new version of their standalone app  – the Hole19 Golf GPS for Smartwatch.

Authentication, Scoring and Wearable Maps are the new features that will be initially exclusive to Casio Pro Trek Smartwatches (WSD-F30 and WSD-F20 series) and will make use of their advanced technology and exceptional design to provide golfers with the option to play a golf round without the need for their smartphone.

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The recently released Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30, in particular, boasts an exceptional level of comfort along with an innovative ‘Extend Mode’ which increases intervals between charging by optimizing power consumption.

The new features on Casio Smartwatches will come in handy to all wearable enthusiasts, in addition to the already existing and useful features initially provided when Hole19 first launched this app back at the beginning of 2017 for WearOS users: Course Download, GPS Distances, and Auto-change Hole. Once the golfers have logged in and downloaded their course maps, they will be able to play offline without the need for mobile data.

Authentication is a one-time-only process and completed by connecting to a Hole19 account via a smartphone with this status remaining until otherwise changed by the golfer.

After authentication, the golfer can leave their smartphone in their golf bag and play a round using the newly introduced Scoring Mode, allowing them to play in either Stableford or Strokeplay formats while logging all strokes including putts, sand shots, penalties and fairways hit.

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Also when using the new Hole19 Golf GPS for Smartwatch, authenticated golfers can access Wearable Maps. When the maps have been previously located and downloaded they will be accessible offline when on the golf course, and it will be possible to switch effortlessly between aerial or distance views in-round.  If using the new Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30, the maps will be brought to life using the smart watch’s enhanced dual-layer monochrome and colour display.

Hole19 CEO Anthony Douglas said, “We are extremely excited to be continuing our partnership with Casio and to be delivering the new and improved Hole19 Golf GPS for Smartwatch which gives wearable enthusiasts the ability to play a round of golf without needing to reach for their smartphone.”

The standalone Hole19 Golf GPS for Smartwatch app is available on Play Store for a one-off payment of €4.99.

 

About Hole19

Hole19 is a company that provides a mobile & wearable platform for golfers to discover & book their golf, plan & track their rounds on the course, as well as a social platform to connect with other golfers and golf courses. Over 1.6M golfers are registered on Hole19 across 201 countries. The free app boasts over 42,000 mapped courses to help golfers hit their next shot with confidence.

https://www.hole19golf.com

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Legendary Japanese club maker uses PGALegendary Japanese club maker uses PGA Tour inspiration for new wedge design Tour inspiration for new wedge design

Scottsdale, AZ. May 14, 2019. – Today, premium club manufacturer Miura Golf revealed the newest addition to its equipment lineup: the Milled Tour Wedge High Bounce (HB). Delivering the soft feel golfers covet, the new wedge is a striking example of Miura’s dedication to producing the finest equipment in the industry.

The new tour-inspired head shape confidently aligns the golfer allowing for pinpoint accuracy. Using premium soft carbon steel, the Tour Wedge HB boasts a wider sole that tapers from toe to heel, allowing for a more effective bounce along the middle of the sole. The added C Grind (heel and toe relief) and camber (front to back relief) increase playability and forgiveness.

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Miura’s new PGA Tour Ambassador Abraham Ancer added the new wedge to his bag ahead of its official release, and he will be gaming it at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black this weekend.

“We have had a high demand for this wedge for a long time,” said Miura Golf CFO Lawrence Place. “The Miura family has produced an exceptional wedge that meets our customers’ expectations.”

Utilizing its renowned forging process in Himeji, Japan, Miura, an 8AM Golf brand, produced a grain structure within the head that is the tightest in the industry. The new high bounce wedge does not pursue distance like other clubs, but rather the precision and control necessary for scoring.

“We’re extremely excited to expand upon the success of our Tour Wedge product line with the introduction of Tour Wedge High Bounce (HB),” said Miura Executive Vice President, Jason Rutkowski. “The new design elements should appeal to more golfers, specifically those that have a steeper angle of attack on wedges.”

The head design of the Tour Wedge HB will match with any of Miura’s iron models. Lofts are available in 50°-62° in 2-degree increments to configure the perfect set. Golfers can purchase the Milled Tour Wedge HB and all other Miura products at authorized club fitters around the globe or by visiting www.Miuragolf.com.

ABOUT MIURA GOLF

Miura Golf makes the world’s finest forged golf clubs, which are designed and manufactured by the Miura family in their factory in Himeji, Japan. The entire family works hands-on in the factory and continues to carry on the Miura legacy.

 World-renowned craftsman Katsuhiro Miura began hand-crafting and grinding irons in 1957 and has created one of the most-respected brands in the golf industry. Miura’s endless quest for the perfect club has brought to the world more than 10 product series, a number that grows as the next generation of the Miura family – led by sons Shinei and Yoshitaka – continue their meticulous refinement and evolution of product lines. Each club is individually handcrafted and will never be mass produced, as generations of steel-making skill and passion bring to us the world’s finest golf clubs.

ABOUT 8AM Golf

Miura Golf is part of the 8AM Golf family. 8AM Golf was created by golf entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Milstein as the holding company that oversees his golf companies — all of which help golfers at every level enjoy the game more. In addition to Miura, other 8AM Golf companies include the Nicklaus Companies (in partnership with the legendary Jack Nicklaus); GOLF Magazine and the GOLF.com website; True Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company that has fit more than 30,000 golfers worldwide; and GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf.

 

Who remembers when Sergio Garcia emerged onto the scene? You know, the moment when the brash, young Spaniard scissor-kicked his way into golf lore. I know that I do. Do you recollect what he was wearing? Clad in a blue adidas Golf polo adorned with white accents along the shoulders (front and back) Sergio from a tough lie tucked against a tree hit an amazing shot at the 1999 PGA Championship held at Medinah Country Club.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since that moment and can you believe that Sergio Garcia has had a 20-year relationship with sportswear giant adidas? In correlation with the 2019 PGA Championship (Bethpage Black) adidas Golf has announced that they will be releasing a Limited Edition polo designed after the one which Sergio was wearing that memorable day in Illinois.

During the First Round of the PGA Championship (May 16th, 2019) Garcia will be wearing the “throwback” polo while through the rest of the tourney he’ll be wearing variations of adidas Golf’s Ultimate365 range.

For more details, please see the press release below. Thanks go out to Joel Monson for sharing the press release. Mr. Monson is the Global PR Manager for adidas Golf.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

 

In 1999, a 19-year-old named Sergio Garcia burst onto the golf scene at the PGA Championship when he hit an eyes-closed shot behind a tree in the final round and jumped his way up the fairway. Today, adidas Golf is commemorating that special moment by offering a throwback limited-edition polo to celebrate the 20-year relationship between Garcia and the brand. The limited-edition polo patterned after the design he wore in 1999 will be available in limited quantities at the adidas flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City and on adidas.com beginning May 14 at 8 a.m. PT.

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To celebrate the 20-year relationship, adidas looked to one of the most iconic moments in Sergio’s career: the final round of the 1999 PGA Championship. Then relatively unknown, the 19-year-old Garcia captured the attention of golf fans around the globe by nearly winning the Wanamaker Trophy in his first attempt. Fans will remember one moment in particular during that final round when he hit his tee shot on the 16th hole at Medinah Country Club. His ball came to rest behind a large oak tree just off the fairway, assumedly blocking any chance to reach the green. Much to the surprise of announcers and viewers alike, Sergio found a way to hit an eyes-closed shot, running and jumping his way up the fairway after he hit it to see if his ball had found the green. It had.

 

During this unforgettable moment in the final round, Sergio was wearing a unique adidas Golf polo design taking in hues of dark and light blue with a bold and expressive white 3-Stripes pattern across both shoulders. To remember that historic shot, adidas designed a limited-edition throwback design of this polo, which Sergio will wear in the first round of the 2019 PGA Championship. The limited-edition polo ($65) will only be available at the adidas flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City and online at adidas.com beginning at 8 a.m. PT on May 14.

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Garcia turned professional after earning low-amateur honors at the Masters Tournament in 1999. Upon joining the professional ranks, Garcia entered into an agreement with adidas to wear apparel and footwear on the course. 20 years later, Garcia joins an elite group of athletes – David Beckham, Steffi Graf, Stan Smith, to name a few – to have more than a 20-year relationship with the 3-Stripes.

 

“Anytime you can look back and say you’ve had a relationship with an athlete for more than 20 years, that’s a unique moment,” said Jeff Lienhart, president, adidas Golf. “Sergio has been one of our greatest creators and we consider him part of the family. We’re wishing him continued success both on and off the course.”

 

As a tribute to the 20-year relationship with adidas, the brand will also be releasing a special 60-second video where Sergio talks about the 20 years since turning pro and that iconic shot from the 1999 PGA Championship. The video will live from @adidas social handles and on YouTube, debuting at 6:30 p.m. ET on May 13.

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In addition to the limited-edition polo being worn Thursday at the PGA Championship, Sergio will be wearing various versions of the Ultimate365 polo throughout the tournament, all with varying hits of blue. He’ll wear the Ultimate365 Dash Stripe Polo ($75) on Friday, the Ultimate365 Climacool Solid Polo ($75) on Saturday, and the Ultimate365 3-Stripes Heather Polo ($65) on Sunday. All of his outfits will be paired with either the Ultimate365 3-Stripes Tapered ($90) or Ultimate365 3-Stripes ($80) Pants.