Knuth Golf Introducing New TGS Technology Added To Its Line Of High Heat 257+ Metalwoods At The 2020 PGA Merchandise Show

BONITA, CA (January 16, 2020) — Knuth Golf is introducing a new model to its award-winning line of High Heat metalwoods, the High Heat 257+ TGS, at next week’s PGA Demo Day and Merchandise Show in Orlando. And the company is available to meet with retail outlets, foreign distributors and club-fitters wishing to carry the High Heat 257+ TGS clubs.

The High Heat 257+ TGS features the novel Turf Glider Sole Technology (“TGS”) on the sole of the fairway woods 3, 5, and 7 and hybrids  # 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. It is designed to make it easier for amateurs to get the ball airborne for significantly more distance for more greens, even from challenging lies and divots.

With Turf Glider Sole Technology:
• You cannot “dig” these fairway woods even if you try, so no more “fat” shots.
• Your fairway woods and hybrids glide easily through difficult fairway conditions or the rough without significant loss of distance.
• Your hybrids will easily glide through a divot.
• You can even hit from fairway bunkers with significantly more distance.

The High Heat 257+ TGS metalwoods also feature technology from the company’s previous award-winning models that consistently receive rave reviews from media, instructors and customers:
• A center of gravity lower and deeper than major brands for consistently high ball flights with more distance and accuracy.
• Its novel 3-Trampoline Technology takes advantage of a USGA Equipment Rule allowing for the first time trampoline values higher than the center of the face’s limit of 257 for more distance on off-center hits where amateurs need it most. High Heat 257+ is the only brand that has this capability and is why it was named “the most significant new technology for amateurs in the past 25 years.”

After advising its readers that “they should buy High Heat 257+ clubs as the “Best” of any drivers or metal woods, Golf Tips Magazine says the new High Heat 257+ TGS clubs “are now even better, magical and perform as advertised.”

Knuth Golf’s new High Heat 257+ TGS 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.

Retail outlets, foreign distributors and club-fitters interested in offering the High Heat clubs can schedule a meeting with Knuth and Trattner at the PGA Show.

For more information on Knuth Golf, visit www.HighHeatGolf.com or call Steve Trattner at 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.
Steve Trattner, a former intellectual property attorney for the United States Golf Association, Pebble Beach and Pinehurst for over 20 years shares Dean’s passion of helping amateur golfers enjoy the game they love.

Knuth Golf’s High Heat driver, fairway woods and hybrids have been named the “Best” in their class by several major golf media every year since they were first launched. High Heat products have also won the prestigious ING Industry Honors award for Product Ingenuity for each of its first High Heat models clubs, and then last year for all its High Heat 257+ clubs with its novel 3-Trampoline Technology.

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!!

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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.

 

 

Dome and Gym Time

So, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time over the last few months in the backyard. You see, in my backyard, sits the “UTNT Practice Centre for Deprived Golfers”. I have a Callaway Golf practice net set up so I can continue to make swings during the off-season. Which makes me think. Is there really an off-season?

While I’m back there hitting countless balls into the net I’m really only doing a couple of things.

  1. Getting my reps in
  2. Working on tempo and timing
  3. Working on my “quality of strike” and
  4. Make any mechanical tweaks that I see fit.

Honestly, this is the perfect time of the year for us in northern climes to make those adjustments. Admittedly, I’ve been working on having a bit of a bowed wrist at the top. Bowing the wrist does help to flatten the swing a tad on the way down. Truthfully, I’ve been working pretty hard on things because I’ve had some discussions with Crystal (my wife) and I do want to tee it up again when it matters. What’s the point of posting a 65 if it doesn’t mean anything?

It’s been over a year since my Stroke and the 2019 season saw me play the best golf that I’ve ever played. My lowest-scoring average (I had a couple of blow-up rounds 81 and 83) but I had a number of rounds SUB 70.

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Speaking of SUB 70.

My swing changed since my Stroke and my swing went from basically being aggressive and attacking the golf ball through impact to a move that’s more tempo-based. A huge reason for my scoring improving. It was a matter of more club with less swing and my GIR percentage increased. Finding the fairway has never really been an issue.

So I thought that today would be a good day to head indoors and see some ball flight. A dome session was in order. The dome where I go has a flight for about 80 yards as long as you don’t hit the ceiling. Which of course happens. It’s one thing to hit into a net and have really quality strikes.  But, it can be misleading. It’s another matter altogether when the ball has a chance to curve.

My session went really well today and other than a couple of low snap hooks I was really happy. The low snap is my miss. As long as nothing is leaking out to the right… Life is good. If I miss right, something went awry in my swing. Afterwards, I went to the gym.

I’m working out at Crunch Fitness and it’s a decent enough gym. I’m pleased to say that my weight is down to below 190 lbs, I’m feeling a little stronger and I guess I’m getting my “Inner Dechambeau” on. While I’m looking to gain muscle, I don’t wanna get big. I guess lean muscle mass is the goal.  Core work is essential and I will be taking SuperSpeed Golf into the gym as well. Golf, there is #nooffseason

There’s more news on the way so stay tuned.

#UntilTheNextTee

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

 

Golf’s Naughty and Nice List – 2019

It’s that time of the year. Good, ole, jolly St. Nick is getting ready for the big night. He’s checking his list, maybe even twice. He’s checking to see which golfer’s (professional and amateur alike) have been naughty or nice. Who knows, maybe there’s even a manufacturer or two who might slide in there too. Alright boys and girls, which of you have been naughty or nice.

Nice – Brooke Henderson – Honestly, I feel like this young lady can do no wrong. Her neighbours are very lucky people. It’s not because she is a fellow Canadian nor is it because she is a heck of a great golfer. No, she’s more than that! Miss. Henderson was the winner of the Founders Award. A very prestigious award and the winner is voted on by her peers on the LPGA Tour. Brooke is always smiling and she is a tremendous ambassador not just for Canadian golf or women’s golf. But golf on a whole. Brooke truly embodies the spirit of the game. Brooke Henderson should be in the running for the Lou Marsh Award for Canada’s Top Athlete.

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Photo Credit: Golf Canada

Naughty – Bryson Dechambeau – It wasn’t too long ago that I thought Bryson could do no wrong. True story, even though he didn’t need my help I stuck up for him when trolls took to social media (Instagram mostly) and just attacked the tar out of the guy. This was before he won on the PGA TOUR. Well, a lot has changed in the last year or so and Bryson, you young man have been naughty. You wrecked a putting green. Your pace of play is criminal and your selfie of you riding by yourself on a private jet was nauseating. Man, you’ve bulked up. I hope that doesn’t make you lumber around the golf course even more slowly. Maybe I’m just jealous.

Nice – SUB 70 GOLF – I really have to give the independent golf manufacturer from Sycamore, Illinois credit. In case you weren’t aware they manufacture great golf equipment at a fraction of the cost of their competitors (large and small). I’ve been very vocal talking them up on social media and that’s without any sort of solicitation. I’ve dubbed them the “Brand of the People” because they offer sets of irons (the 699 irons) for less than $430 USD. Because of their market model, they’re a brand that I could get behind. Moreover, they also opened themselves up to limited quantities of lefties. Proof positive that they are for REAL.

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Naughty – You People Who Golf in Fivesomes – You know who you are. Some of you might be members of mine at Scenic Woods Golf Club. You are the same people that not only golf in fivesomes but don’t fix your ballmarks when you actually hit a green in regulation and then have the audacity to complain about how te greens are rolling. I’ll be honest, a post on Twitter triggered this entry. A fivesome playing with five carts!!! On what golf course was this and where was a marshal, Head Pro, or even a General Manager to correct this behavior? Inmates running the asylum. Heck, all of the above deserve a lump of coal. Patrick, you triggered me!!

Nice – LPGA TOUR Commish Michael Whan – The LPGA Tour deserves to have a fearless leader like Michael Whan. The LPGA Tour is loaded with talent and they have long deserved the credit that they’re finally deserving. I just wish that the casual golf observer would start watching more of the LPGA. More male amateur golfers can relate to the swings of the LPGA Tour so there is much to learn from watching. If only the advertisers and networks would see fit as well. The Race to the CME Group Tour Championship saw it’s richest purse handed out ($1.5 million went to the winner). More recently, Mr. Whan announced that he wants “equal opportunity” when it comes to the LPGA and sponsorship dollars. Michael Whan is great for the LPGA Tour and the tour is great for him.

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Michel Whan (Photo Credit: Golf Channel)

Naughty – Phil Mickelson – Oh Phil. What have you become? I used to look at you as the “other guy” during Tiger’s crusade for world dominance (Tiger more or less succeeded). But you were the guy always walking the fairway with the dopey smile giving a thumb’s up. You were also the guy at Shinnecock Hills in the 2004 U.S. Open that blew a tee shot where ultimately a poor club selection caused him to lose the championship. He was always the gunslinger that took the chance. I admired the style in which he played. But over time, Phil has seemingly lost touch. Over the last year or so, he had the debacle on the putting green (during another U.S. Open faux pas), he had that stupid pic of him posing behind the money pile for the Tiger vs Phil match (he looked like a douche). Most recently, he opted t skip out of the Waste Management Open (an event that he’s played in for 30 years) to play in Saudi Arabia instead. Tell me, it’s not about the appearance fees. He took to social media to defend himself. Save it. Everyone can read through. Phil has fallen out of the Top-50, isn’t on the Presidents Cup team and this keeps him newsworthy. Geopolitics and ethics aside.

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Oh Phil. (Photo Credit: Golf Digest)

Indifferent – The European Tour – So speaking of geopolitics. It’s hard to not have a quick look at the European Tour and their recent decision to play in Turkey. When they played the Turkish Airlines Open it was a bad time in the world like it always seems to be. President Trump turned things over to Turkish President Erdogan who went and turned his forced onto the Kurds. We know what happened. Many admonished the choice to play the event questioning the tour’s morals and ethics (there’s that word again).

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But then there’s the way that they market their players. They have fun and the players seem to like doing what they do. Look no further than little Billy. Yes, he’s grown up now. The PGA TOUR could learn so much from the Euro’s and the LPGA as far as that goes.

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Nice – Brandon Matthews – Honestly, this story is my favorite story from the year. If you don’t know the name Brandon Matthews he’s the 25-year-old PGA TOUR Latinoamerica golfer who missed an 8-foot putt and a potential entry into the Open Championship when a fan yelled in his backstroke. Initially, he was upset, frustrated that someone had done it intentionally. Later on, however, he was informed by PGA Tour Latinoamérica’s tournament administration manager Claudio Rivas that it was a fan with Down Syndrome that had made the scream. Instead of being upset, Matthews asked “Take me to him” and when they met Matthews embraced him in a hug and signed a glove. No anger, no animosity just… adoration and understanding. Brandon, thank-you for understanding that there is more to life than golf. There still is empathy in this world. Thanks so much for reminding all of us. Brandon, you are a champion.

Until The Next Tee!!

 

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Callaway Golf Announces Multi-Year Participation Agreement Beginning with the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show

CARLSBAD, Calif. (December 3, 2019) – Callaway Golf Company announced today a new multi-year participation agreement beginning with the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla. Callaway Golf, which will return to the international golf industry event for the 37th consecutive year, plans to showcase its comprehensive portfolio of global brands, inclusive of its newest golf clubs, golf balls, golf and lifestyle bags, golf and lifestyle apparel and other accessories.

The PGA Merchandise Show annually welcomes more than 1,000 top golf companies and brands and nearly 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to explore industry trends, test new equipment and technology, source widespread golf lifestyle merchandise, learn fresh business and retail strategies, network among peers and help move forward the business of the sport.

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Callaway will participate in the PGA Show Demo Day on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Orange County National Golf Center, presenting innovative technology, sharing clubfitting techniques, and offering its expansive 2020 equipment lineup for hands-on testing. During PGA Show days, Jan. 22-24, Callaway Golf will display and educate attendees on an extensive portfolio of global brands, including Callaway Golf, Odyssey Golf, OGIO, TravisMathew, and Callaway Golf Apparel, across the breadth of the PGA Show Floor as an anchor exhibitor within the Orange County Convention Center

“We are thrilled to continue our long and successful partnership with the PGA Merchandise Show,” said Callaway Golf Executive Vice President, Glenn Hickey. “It’s one of the premier events in the golf industry and Callaway is proud to support it, and to work with so many outstanding PGA Professional partners at the Show. We’re excited to feature the incredible product lines across all of our brands this year, and in the years to come.”

“On behalf of our almost 29,000 PGA Professionals, we thank Callaway for their year-round support and advocacy of our PGA Professionals”, said John Easterbrook, PGA, Chief Membership Officer of the PGA of America. “Callaway’s engagement with the PGA Merchandise Show over 37 consecutive years further emphasizes the value of connecting with thousands of PGA Professionals to help them learn and grow, which in turn benefits their facilities, members, students and customers.”

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“We value and appreciate the long-standing support of the PGA Merchandise Show by Callaway Golf, and their engagement at the event with thousands of attending PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President Marc Simon. “Callaway consistently brings an exciting level of energy and buzz to the Show Floor and a strong product mix that enthuses the industry for the new season and upcoming year.”

About Callaway Golf
Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) is a premium golf equipment and active lifestyle company with a portfolio of global brands, including Callaway Golf, Odyssey, OGIO, TravisMathew and Jack Wolfskin. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway manufactures and sells premium golf clubs, golf balls, golf and lifestyle bags, golf and lifestyle apparel and other accessories. For more information, please visit www.callawaygolf.com & www.odysseygolf.com.

About the PGA Merchandise Show
The PGA Merchandise Show, “the MAJOR of Golf Business,” is organized in partnership with the PGA of America and is a trade-only event, not open to the public.

Learn more at PGAShow.com.

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PGA Golf Exhibitions Announces Multi-Year Participation Agreement with Titleist and FootJoy Beginning with the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show

NORWALK, Conn. (December 2, 2019) – PGA Golf Exhibitions announced today a new multi-year participation agreement for Titleist and FootJoy beginning with the 67th PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 21-24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.

The PGA Merchandise Show annually welcomes more than 1,000 top golf companies and brands and nearly 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to explore industry trends, test new equipment and technology, source widespread golf lifestyle merchandise, learn fresh business and retail strategies, network among peers and help move forward the business of the sport.

Titleist will participate in the PGA Show Demo Day on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Orange County National Golf Center, highlighting its latest technology and offering hands-on testing of its full 2020 equipment lineup to PGA Professionals and golf retailers. During PGA Show days, Jan. 22-24, Titleist and FootJoy will showcase their complete product lines in two separate anchor exhibits and host a series of educational workshops within the Orange County Convention Center.

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Acushnet Holdings (Titlteist/Footjoy) announces a multi-year pact.

“We are pleased to once again welcome Titleist and FootJoy to the PGA Merchandise Show and greatly value their ongoing support of the Show and its attending industry professionals,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President Marc Simon. “Their participation throughout PGA Show Week provides an exciting experience across their full array of products and we look forward to helping them showcase the Acushnet family of brands for many more years to come.”

“On behalf of our nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals, we greatly appreciate the Titleist and FootJoy brands for their year-round support and promotion of PGA Professionals,” said John Easterbrook, PGA, Chief Membership Officer of the PGA of America. “Their annual activations at the PGA Merchandise Show help to educate and empower PGA Professionals to grow and improve their business during the most important golf industry week of the year.”

“The PGA Merchandise Show presents a unique opportunity for our Titleist and FootJoy teams to connect with a high concentration of partners, showcase our products, and provide connective educational opportunities for thousands of PGA Professionals,” said Peter Broome, Senior Vice President, Industry and Trade Relations. “The timing of this gathering sets the tone for the year and we look forward to participating for many shows to come.”

About Acushnet Holdings/Titleist & FootJoy

We are the global leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of performance-driven golf products, which are widely recognized for their quality excellence. Driven by our focus on dedicated and discerning golfers and the golf shops that serve them, we believe we are the most authentic and enduring company in the golf industry. Our mission – to be the performance and quality leader in every golf product category in which we compete – has remained consistent since we entered the golf ball business in 1932. Today, we are the steward of two of the most revered brands in golf – Titleist, golf’s leading performance equipment brand, and FootJoy, golf’s leading performance wearables brand. Additional information can be found at www.acushnetholdingscorp.com.

About the PGA Merchandise Show

The PGA Merchandise Show, “the MAJOR of Golf Business,” is organized in partnership with the PGA of America and is a trade-only event, not open to the public.

Learn more at PGAShow.com.

Medi8 Holiday Gift Guide Ideas

One of the agencies that I’ve dealt with over the last year is Medi8 Limited. The Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire England-based public relations firm is the client of companies of Lamkin Grips, American Golf and many more. Another company that they represent is Big Max Golf. The well-reputed brand is offering many great holiday deals. Check them out.
Until The Next Tee!!
#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

BIG MAX
The award-winning BLADE Quattro pushcart from BIG MAX combines 4-wheel stability and Fold Flat technology to deliver unrivaled levels of practicality on the course, in the car and stored away at home. A host of features such as footbrake, organizer panel, storage compartment, and height-adjustable handle complete this stylish practical package, and when purchased in White/Red this holiday season, BIG MAX will gift a Rainsafe, full bag waterproof cover and Quick Lok Towel accessory absolutely free.
$299.99

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The AQUA Sport 2 is a 100% waterproof cart bag that features a 9.5-inch organizer top with 14 full-length dividers, 7 spacious pockets, oversize putter well for large grips and an ultra-lightweight of just over 5 lbs. For the holiday season, this stylish, waterproof and washable cart bag comes with a FREE matching AQUA umbrella (while stocks last), making sure you and your golfing gear stay dry on the course.
$299.99

Available in Black/Silver, Charcoal/Black/Red, Silver/Black/Cobalt, Red/Black/Silver,
Navy/Black/Silver

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The AQUA Wave is a stylish, lightweight, and 100% waterproof stand bag. The Wave’s 8 ½” top extends into 4 full-length dividers, while its 6 waterproof pockets, air channel straps and ultra-lightweight of just over 4lbs make the bag a hugely practical and colorful addition to any golfer’s gear. For the holiday season, this stylish, waterproof and washable cart bag comes with a FREE matching AQUA umbrella (while stocks last), making sure you and your golfing gear stay dry on the course.
$249.99. Available in Black, Red, Yellow, White/Orange, Petrol

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To purchase visit https://us.bigmaxgolf.com