Callaway® Apparel Ambassador Carlota Ciganda Captures The Spanish Open

(Miami, FL, December 2, 2021) — Callaway® Apparel congratulates Carlota Ciganda on capturing the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana. A closing birdie led to a 4-stroke victory.

“We are so proud to have Carlota represent Callaway Apparel and are thrilled for her fifth European Tour victory,” stated said Oscar Feldenkreis, President and CEO of Perry Ellis International. While closing with a stress free 67, Carlota not only looked great in her Callaway Apparel, the enhanced technical features helped her stay cool and calm under the pressure of trying to win her country’s Open.”

“I’m very happy,” said Ciganda. “It’s a tournament that I really wanted to win. I love Spain and obviously to win your country’s Open is really, really special. I’m very happy with the way I played and to shoot two bogey-free rounds this week is great golfing. It was quite tough on the back nine, a little windy, so I’m very happy with the way I played all week.”

About Callaway Apparel     

Innovative. Performance-Driven. Authentic. At Callaway® Apparel, we celebrate golf’s rich heritage by creating products that honor its past while defining its future. Callaway® Apparel is the ultimate combination of golf authenticity, classic styling and technically advanced construction because apparel that offers quality, performance, and functionality is as important to golfers as the equipment they use. Learn more about Callaway Apparel at http://www.callawayapparel.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Callaway® Apparel men’s and women’s golf apparel is licensed and developed by Perry Ellis International, Inc., a global leader in fashion apparel.

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’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, 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® 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

Peter Walsh Joins NextLinks in an Advisory Role as Interim CIO and Advisory Board Member

The former CIO for the Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium brings a wealth of experience to the NextLinks eGolf Arena Concept.

SAN DIEGO, CA. – December 2, 2021 – NextLinks, a new revolution in indoor golf, today announced that business technology professional Peter Walsh has joined NextLinks in an advisory role as Interim CIO and Advisory Board Member. 

Peter Walsh is a results-driven business professional with over 35 years of success in delivering business strategies centering around sustainable revenue and profit growth in four different competitive industries; sports & entertainment, government, telecommunications, and consulting. He was previously CIO for the Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium; regional Head of IT for Nokia Americas; Principal Architect for AT&T’s Sports & Entertainment; and is currently the CEO of Velocity Intelligence Group and the Principal Solutions Architect at Lumen Technologies. 

“We are thrilled that Pete has agreed to come on board in both a leadership and an advisory role,” said NextLinks CEO Dan Mechem. “His experience and expertise with business strategies and technologies to enhance fan experiences at major sporting and entertainment venues around the world will be invaluable as we develop our eGolf Arenas worldwide. He will also be instrumental in helping us place a full time CIO as our plans progress.”

“NextLinks is pioneering the future of golf and I’m excited to be part of the team,” said Walsh. “I look forward to working with NextLinks to blend cutting edge technology with real game play to create an exciting and fun experience for players of all skill levels.”

Walsh holds ten patents focused on the sports & entertainment industry and is owner or co-founder of six technology companies. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington and sits on the Advisory Board for the HonorGuard Network. 

In addition to Walsh, the NextLinks team includes several luminaries from the golf world including founder Dave Shultz, seed investor Ed Colson, seasoned entertainment, media and PR executive and former Press Secretary for John McCain, Dan Mechem, Brandel Chamblee, sports analyst with The Golf Channel, world-renowned golf course designer Agustin Piza and World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez.

“I look forward to spending time with the NextLinks team next week,” added Walsh. My wife Tammy and I and a crew of Texans are coming out to Southern California to attend a NextLinks Shots in the Night private party at Indian Wells Golf Resort where we will participate in the signature NextLinks Challenge game. It will be an evening of fun golf, great food, and holiday cheer!”

About NextLinks:

NextLinks has cutting edge technology and strategic partners to take the sport of indoor golf to a new level. The company is aiming to build 15-20 indoor golf stadiums over the next five years which offer the best player experience, superior technology, and award-winning food and beverage.

The NextLinks eGolf Arena concept is an indoor golf complex and family-friendly destination designed to grow the game. The indoor golf design provides real shot values that can be challenging or easy as the player wants. NextLinks eGolf Arena can be played by an avid golfer or a non-golfer, growing the game we love with respect to sustainability on all levels, ecologically, socially, and economically.

For more information about NextLinks, please visit the company website: nextlinks.com.

Club Champion Unveils New Gift Packages for Holiday Season

The perfect fit and gift bundled together for your favorite golfer

Willowbrook, IL – For the first time ever, Club Champion can officially put a better golf game in a box.

New for 2021, the Club Champion Gift Packages are the perfect present for your favorite golfer this holiday season! Included inside each gift box – designed to look like a miniature version of a Club Champion club delivery box – is a certificate redeemable for either a driver fitting experience and a custom driver, or a putter fitting experience and a custom putter. The driver + fitting experience will retail at $1,000; the putter + fitting experience will retail at $500.

“If you’re the type of gift-giver who likes to hand someone a physical gift, we’ve got you covered this year,” said Club Champion founder, Nick Sherburne. “The value of each of these packages is incredible and they’re the most streamlined way to give the gift of better golf. Gift cards are great but this takes all the guesswork out of the club cost and takes care of the whole experience.”

This is the first time the club fitter has bundled a fitting and a custom club build together in one gift package available for the masses. The driver and putter gift boxes will be available for purchase online in December 2021.

For more information or to purchase a gift package, head to club-champion.myshopify.com.

About Club Champion

Established in 2010, Club Champion is a national club fitting and building company headquartered in Chicago, IL. There are currently more than 85 Club Champion fitting studios in major markets across the country, with plans to expand even further in 2021. The studios carry all the top golf club, shaft and grip manufacturers in the industry, which are used to build test clubs in real-time. Studios are equipped with advanced analysis technology, along with highly trained certified fitters and builders who must complete an extensive training program. Services include club fitting and building, repair services, personalization, and highly engaging corporate and personal entertainment events. For more information about Club Champion, visit http://www.clubchampiongolf.com.

US Army Golf Courses Join GolfNow’s Online Tee-Time Marketplace

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2021) – NBC Sports Next today announced an industry-first sponsorship agreement with the United States Army, which will provide tee-time distribution technology and promotional opportunities through its affiliated brands – GolfNowTeeOff and Military Tee Times – to golf courses located on 33 U.S. Army installations throughout mainland USA and Hawaii.

By connecting with the world’s largest online tee-time marketplace to post tee times, the golf courses managed by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command IMCOM G9 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division will benefit from exposure to the millions of golfers who regularly use GolfNow, TeeOff and Military Tee Times to search for and book tee times 24/7.

“We’re honored to welcome U.S. Army golf courses to our industry-leading tee-time marketplace and excited to deliver more of the ever-growing number of golfers who love the ease and convenience of booking online,” said Jerramy Hainline, Senior Vice President & General Manger, Golf, NBC Sports Next. “NBC Sports Next has long-supported our heroes in the military community, starting with the launch of Military Tee Times in 2014 and through the support both GolfNow, GolfPass and TeeOff are providing to organizations benefiting from the NFL’s Salute to Service program.”

The Army golf courses operated by IMCOM G9 also will benefit from enhanced exposure through NBC Sports Next’s Premium Marketing Program (PMP). PMP is a unique package that provides a wide variety of marketing benefits, including optimized positioning and promotion on its tee-time distribution websites. Additionally, they will receive added exposure via editorial features on the GolfPass website, the headquarters for golf’s most comprehensive digital membership program.

West Point Golf Club. (Photo Credit: westpoint.armymwr.com)

Both organizations will collaborate to promote the partnership across their respective platforms. NBC Sports Next will utilize both on-air and digital assets, while IMCOM G9 will promote the relationship via websites and social media, and at locations included in the Army’s portfolio of golf courses.

“Our new partnership with GolfNow and Military Tee Times provides a tremendous opportunity to promote Army golf through NBC’s various media channels,” said JJ Love, Chief of Business and Recreational Programs, G9, U.S. Army Installation Management Command. “This partnership will greatly enhance our online tee-time booking visibility and capabilities for all of our U.S.-based courses.”

The golf courses maintained by the U.S. Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division in the U.S. accommodate nearly 1 million rounds each year and are located on installations from New York to Hawaii. A variety of designs at facilities offering a range from 9 to 36 holes catered to golfers of every skill level.

Some of the more notable courses, as recognized by the editorial staff at GolfPass, include:

  • West Point Golf Course (N.Y.) – open to the public, golfers can walk through history at this 18-hole mountain layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
  • Gordon Lakes Golf Course (Ga.) – located on Fort Gordon and a stone’s throw from Augusta, this is another RTJ Sr. design built in 1975.
  • Fort Jackson Golf Club (S.C.) – With the original 18 opened shortly after World War II, this 36-hole layout was updated by Arthur Davis in 1991 with a second 18 and now boasts one of the most impressive operations in the military portfolio.
  • Ryder Golf Course (N.C.) – golfers should be on their game when playing this Fort Bragg gem located among Carolina pines, as accuracy is at a premium with its tree-lined, narrow fairways and small greens.
Wildcat at Fort Jackson Golf Club. (Photo Credit: http://www.golfcarolina.com)

About NBC Sports Next

NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within its three groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting & Gaming. NBC Sports Next, known for its sports technology product innovation, equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solution products, including SportsEngine, a youth sports club, league and team management platform; GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services; GolfPass, the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits; TeamUnify swim team management services; GoMotion sports and fitness business software solutions; and NBC Sports Edge, (formerly Rotoworld) a leading platform for fantasy sports information and betting-focused tools. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate in immersive experiences.

About the U.S. Army Installation Management Command

We are “the Army’s home.”  Army installations require the same types of programs and services found in any small city.  IMCOM manages the day-to-day operations of our Army communities such as emergency response teams, housing, utilities and maintenance, parks and recreation and childcare. Our professional workforce strives to deliver on the commitment to honor the sacrifice and service of military Families, while enabling readiness for a self-reliant and globally responsive all-volunteer Army.

Bag Boy Highlights Top Gifts for the Holiday Season

This holiday season, Bag Boy is highlighting three popular gifts—the Nitron push cart, cart mitt and hand warmer accessories.

The Nitron is the perfect holiday gift for the walking golf lover in your life. Equipped with Nitro-Piston Technology, the Nitron is engineered to be the fastest and easiest opening cart on the market. Featuring a super compact fold size, the cart makes it easy to take with you wherever your next round is.

In cold weather conditions, the cart mitt and hand warmer accessories are perfect for keeping hands comfortable on the course. The cart mitt easily attaches to any push cart handle and helps to keep hands warm with its ultra-soft fleece lining. The electric hand warmer provides up to 2.5 hours of warmth up to 131 degrees on a single charge and has multiple heat settings to be used in a variety of weather conditions.

“These gifts are some of the go-to choices for customers around the holidays, and they make great gifts for golfers of all skill levels,” said Perry Hilbert, Sales Manager for Bag Boy.

For more information on these products, visit www.bagboy.com.

About Bag Boy 

Founded in 1946, the Bag Boy Company has built a reputation for unmatched quality, unbelievable durability and unsurpassed innovation and design. Bag Boy designs, manufactures and distributes a full line of award-winning, feature-loaded golf bags, push carts, travel covers and accessories designed for a golfer’s on-course convenience and comfort. For more information, please visit www.bagboy.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bagboygolf and on Instagram @bagboygolf.

About Dynamic Brands

Founded in 2004, Dynamic Brands is the parent company for a portfolio of premium brand name companies committed to the development of innovative, quality products and outstanding customer service in the sporting goods industry. Golf and recreational products are offered through Bag Boy®, Burton®, Datrek® Golf, Devant Sport Towels®, Haas-Jordan™, IGOTCHA®, SEARCH ‘N RESCUE® and FLAGPOLE-TO-GO® brands, and include walking carts, golf bags, travel covers, umbrellas, custom sport towels, bag tags, golf ball retrievers, flags and accessories. In addition, Dynamic Brands is the U.S. distributor of Evnroll putters—the 100% milled putters feature designer Guerin Rife’s patented “Sweet Face” Technology, delivering unprecedented accuracy and zero dispersion. Dynamic Brands’ products are marketed in 87 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.dynamicbrands.com. Follow us at www.facebook.com/dynamicbrandsrva/ and www.linkedin.com/company/dynamic-brands/.