With less than a week to go until Women’s Golf Day 2019, golfing legend Annika Sorenstam is urging Women and Girls around the globe to give golf a go, and for all golfers to share their love of the game with the women in their life.

Women’s Golf Day returns for its fourth year on June 4 th in what will be the largest single day celebration of Women’s golf that the world has ever seen. Open to women and girls of all ages and abilities, WGD 2019 will unite women across the globe at over 800 events in 46 countries*, spanning a full 24hour period starting from daybreak in Australia, to sunset in Hawaii.

With so many opportunities to participate, WGD 2019 gives absolute beginners and avid golfers alike the chance to be part of a global community and grow the number of women and girls that experience the multiple benefits that golf has to offer, as Annika explains: “Golf teaches you so much about life. It is so much more than just a game. It’s a community, it’s friendships, it’s fitness, it’s mental well-being, it’s challenging and most of all, it’s fun! I’ve been so lucky to benefit from all of these aspects of the game and would urge women and girls around the world to get involved.

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If you want to be part of an incredible community or if you’re already a golfer and you want any of the women in your life to share your experience, then sign up for a Women’s Golf Day event and take the first steps on an amazing journey.”

WGD unites women and girls around the world and gives them an incredible platform from which they can share their passion with each other and with newcomers to the sport. Each event is a four-hour celebration that combines golf with socializing, which allows women to make the friendships that will keep them coming back for more. Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day, believes that this combination has contributed to the global sense of unity participants feel during WGD and is integral to the overall success of the campaign.

Elisa said: “Since year one we have made sure that WGD events give the participants the chance to feel part of something much bigger than the event they attend. WGD events are about friendship, networking, and creating communities through playing golf. I passionately believe that golf is an amazing game that offers unique challenges, incredible benefits to our health and wellbeing and unites people through a shared passion. I am proud to be part of the community which loves this sport – we are the ones who elevate it into something truly wonderful. In just four hours, the women and girls who come to WGD events to swing a club for the first time experience this sense of belonging themselves and that’s what makes WGD the global success that it is.”

Share Your Love

Anyone wishing to take part in a WGD event on June 4 th should visit and search for a venue close by. Alternatively, search on social media at @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay for news of the latest venues to sign up to host events.

*46 Countries participating in WGD 2019:
Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam

Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 to introduce women of all ages to the game and encourage existing female golfers to “tee it up” in a fun and highly inclusive environment. The one day, four-hour event, has now taken place in 900 locations in 52 countries since its inception, and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport while transcending language, culture, religion, and race to celebrate golf, women, and community. WGD created an incredible global community in three years and has the support of almost every major golfing governing body and organization.

WGD’s primary hashtag #WomensGolfDay received more than 15 million global impressions to nearly 10 million users across Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Women’s Golf Day and its upcoming event on Tuesday June 4 rd 2019 visit  @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay

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About the ANNIKA Foundation
Annika created the ANNIKA Foundation to provide opportunities in women’s golf at the junior, collegiate and professional levels while teaching young people the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. The Foundation has partnered with key organizations to promote healthy, active lifestyles for children, including SPARK, Florida Hospital for Children in support of its Healthy 100 Kids initiative and The First Tee in development of the Nine Healthy Habits curriculum for children. It annually conducts six major golf events for aspiring junior girls: the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida; ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills in China; ANNIKA Invitational Europe and ANNIKA Cup in Sweden; and, in association with the R&A, the ANNIKA Invitational Latin America and ANNIKA Invitational Australasia.

In 2013, the Foundation’s reach extended to the collegiate ranks with the ANNIKA Award presented by 3M (awarded to most outstanding female NCAA Division I golfer) and ANNIKA Intercollegiate presented by 3M (12 team, 54-hole event in Minnesota). SPARK grants to schools, financial support of Healthy 100 Kids, endowing an AJGA ACE Grant, and the “Share My Passion” Golf Clinics are other areas of emphasis.


With three of the most significant tournaments at the top level of women’s golf taking part this week, women’s golf is getting a little more attention than usual, giving sports fans all over the world a variety of options to engage with.

With the first women’s Major of the year, the ANA Inspiration; the Jordan Mixed Open where two men’s Tours and the Ladies European Tour come together to compete on the same course for the same prize fund; and the debut for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, all swinging into action this weekend, many people will get their first exposure to the game, and that is something that Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day (WGD), knows can be a pivotal moment in recruiting the next generation of golfers.

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“Through our work with Women’s Golf Day we know that if you give women and girls a great first experience of the game then they are likely to stay,” commented Gaudet. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a buzz around the women’s game in the 19 years I’ve been in the industry as I have in the weeks leading up to these three groundbreaking tournaments. I hope that by drawing some of the focus of the world’s media to these incredible athletes playing at the top level, they can inspire women and girls all over the world to pick up a club for the first time.”

If, as Gaudet suggests, the effect of these three tournaments coming together in one week is to expose a new audience to the women’s game and kindle an interest in participation, then the return of Women’s Golf Day on June 4th 2019 will provide the perfect opportunity for women and girls all over the world to take the next step, Gaudet continues.

“I love the ‘Think Globally – Act Locally’ campaign and believe that by having better access and exposure to the game, the more women and girls will want to take part. We’re obviously on a very different level to the women playing on Tour, but through WGD we’ve seen that when people have easy access to golf, have a fun first experience and then have a clear path into the game, they soon become the next generation of golfers. The success of WGD has been through industry collaboration and vision of governing bodies, industry leaders, golf clubs and charities coming together to celebrate new and existing women golfers and demonstrate they are important and welcome.”

In the past three years, WGD events have been held at over 900 venues in 52 countries and have delivered a golf experience to over 50,000 women and girls. This year’s event will be held on June 4th and will once again be a celebration of women and girls learning golf skills that last a lifetime and of being part of a larger global community. WGD has partnered with PLAY for P.I.N.K – BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) an important charity partner given breast cancer affects so many women around the world. We encourage the Women’s Golf Day events to have a charity component and raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and where possible work with Play for P.I.N.K – BCRF enabling them to continue their important work funding the world’s top researchers.

For anyone inspired by the events taking place this week or simply anyone who wants to get involved with a WGD event, keep an eye on the WGD social media at @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay and check into for news of new venues signing up around the world every day.

Any venue wishing to register to host an event for Women’s Golf Day 2019 should visit and go to “Register a Location” And you don’t need to be a golf course to take part. Past venues include Golf clubs, PGA Superstore, Topgolf, Retail stores, Driving ranges – essentially anywhere you can swing a club!

Women’s Golf Day partners:

The World Golf Foundation, International Golf Federation, PGA Tour, PGA America, European Tour, WE ARE GOLF, European Tour properties, LET, LPGA, TPC properties, Golf Channel, Golf Now, ClubCorp, Troon, Billy Casper, PGA TOUR Superstore, TopGolf, NGCOA, EGCOA, NGCOA Canada, LPGA Amateur Golf Association, The California Alliance for Golf, Annika Foundation, Play for P.I.N.K and Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
The First Tee, Gallus Golf, Ahead, All Square, Chronogolf, Women & Golf, and more.

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Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 to introduce women of all ages to the game and encourage existing female golfers to “tee it up” in a fun and highly inclusive environment. The one day, four-hour event has now taken place in 900 locations in 52 countries since its inception and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport while transcending language, culture, religion, and race to celebrate golf, women, and community. WGD created an incredible global community in three years and has the support of almost every major golfing governing body and organization. WGD’s primary hashtag

#WomensGolfDay received more than 15 million global impressions to nearly 10 million users across Twitter and Instagram.  To learn more about Women’s Golf Day and its upcoming event on Tuesday, June 4 rd 2019 visit  @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay


Two-Time Major Champion and Current World #2 Officially Announces She Will Switch to the 2019 TP5x, the Industry-Leading 5-Layer Golf Ball from TaylorMade

Carlsbad, Calif. (January 15, 2019) — Team TaylorMade’s Sung-Hyun Park, whose remarkable play in 2018 elevated her to world #2 and who has five LPGA Tour victories including two major championships to her impressive career resume, has chosen to add distance, spin, control and all-around performance with the new 2019 TP5x golf ball.

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SH Park had been playing the same ball for more than 10 years but after testing the new TP5x she made the immediate decision to make the switch. SH Park, who puts a lot of emphasis on spin in her game, found the TP5x to be low spin off the tee but at the same time easy to control around the green leading to the ideal performance combination of speed, power, spin and control.

“I was a little worried to be honest because I’ve used the old ball for a very long time, but I tried the new TP5x and it was really good. I tend to put a lot of emphasis on spin when playing because I swing hard, so sometimes it was difficult for me to control spin, but the new TP5x gives me the right amount of spin and I really liked that. If you make the switch to TaylorMade, you won’t regret it”

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Since turning pro in 2012, SH Park has done nothing but impress throughout her professional career. Park progressed from the KLPGA Tour to play her first tournaments on the LPGA Tour in 2016 where she earned enough money to secure her Tour card for 2017. Park’s rookie year turned out to be phenomenal, as she became the first player since 1978 to win the Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards in the same season.

Park became the fastest player in LPGA history to reach $2 million in career earnings at 7 months and 13 days (19 starts) and the fastest to reach $1 million following her maiden major victory at the U.S. Women’s Open (14 starts). Later in 2017 she would also briefly reach World #1. In 2018, Park claimed another three victories including her second major title at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and finished third on the LPGA Official Money List.


Like all of TaylorMade’s Tour staff who play the golf ball, SH Park can choose the number she plays on her golf ball. Park was born in September and pronounces that 9 is the most structurally beautiful number, so she has opted to play #9.

She’s set to play the TP5x in competition for the first time as she tees off in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions Presented by IOA in Florida this week.

SH Park’s WITB:

M5 Driver | 9° | MCA KuroKage XT5s

M6 Fairway | 15° | MCA Tensei W6s

M3 Rescue | #2, 17° | HY75s

P790 4, P760 5-PW | Nippon NS Pro 950R

Milled Grind Wedges | 50°, 54° & 58° | Nippon Modus 3 105s

The 2019 TP5 and TP5x will be available at retail starting February 15, 2019 at an MSRP of $59.99 CAD. To learn more about TaylorMade’s new 2019 TP5 and TP5x golf balls, visit

Jane Fifteen Thirty

Jane Fifteen Thirty definitely designed and brought a game-changer to the golf industry and in particular to women’s golf.

Often, I find myself struggling trying to find something to wear whether it’s to the golf course or out for dinner. Alas! I feel that someone has FINALLY touched on the issue. There are issues that affect women when it comes to fashion all across the board. Especially from a sizing standpoint. It’s no secret that a woman’s size can fluctuate for many reasons. For example… Pregancy. What about those women that want to remain active during pregnancy? Often times, they have issues finding proper fitting active wear however that issue has now been solved. Introducing… Jane Fifteen Thirty. An apparel company that designs golf fashion in larger sizes that allow all women to be dressed in proper course attire while not costing them a fortune.


Photo Credit: Jane Fifteen Thirty (Facebook)

There are women out there that are larger and for that reason they are unable to find clothing that can fit them. Jane Fifteen Thirty makes clothing to cover women ranging from Small right up to a 4X. I really admire the sizing options that Jane Fifteen Thirty offers. Jane Fifteen Thirty does not put a “Size” on their clothing. Instead, what CEO and Founder Deb Uglem does instead is use a “number”. For example, a size S is a “Size 1”, a size Medium is a “Size 2” while a 4X is listed as a “Size 7” . Personally speaking, I’d rather be known as a “Size 7” than a “4X or XXXXL”. After all, what woman wouldn’t?

There are women like myself where my body does change based on individual circumstances. I am very pleased that Deb Uglem and the Jane Fifteen Thirty line gets it and I look forward to trying their apparel in the future.

For more details please see their press release as shared below.



Jane Fifteen Thirty Creates Game Changing Design (Fargo, ND – December, 8 2018) Jane Fifteen Thirty has created a game changing line for women who golf. Founder & CEO Deb Uglem started golfing over 20 years ago and found one of the biggest issues was finding clothing. Over the last three years Jane 1530 has worked to create a line for all women. The goal was to combine fit and fabric to create universal fashion. The result is women’s golf wear with great patterns and colors that fit women.

Uglem has been a part of athletics for most of her life. She participated in various sports throughout high school and played college basketball for Drake University. Now, golf has become her athletic outlet. She is no stranger to competing and believes if an athlete looks good, they feel good and they play good. “Golf is a game of confidence and mind control. If you don’t feel good in your clothes or your spending time worrying about what you look like you will struggle on the course,” Uglem claims. “Confidence is a game changer.” She also realized that for women, walking on to a course, into a clubhouse and competing can be intimating. The last thing a golfer should worry about is what to wear.

Great Fit, Perfect Fabric, Universal Fashion

Jane 1530 was designed with a woman in mind every step of the way. Uglem says they simply solved problems. “I found myself searching for something to wear to the golf course,” Uglem said. “I tried on everything. Golf clothing just didn’t fit so I worked with what I had in my closet and that didn’t perform. I decided I needed to fix it.”


Jane 1530 eliminated buttons and tags and line features include longer shirts that stay in place while you swing, and bottoms that include a custom jacquard elastic waistband that moves with you but stays in place when you bend and twist. The cut is fitted enough to give you shape but forgiving enough to be comfortable. This design was merged with the perfect fabric. Jane 1530 went through several prototypes before landing on a fabric that feels great and functions for the woman athlete. The wicking fabric stretches, resist wrinkles and doesn’t fade, bag or sag during wear. They also realized that women come in all shapes and sizes and that great design and performance should be available everyone. There smart minimal design is available in sizes small to 4X. Jane 1530 calls this universal fashion.

About Jane Fifteen Thirty

Jane Fifteen Thirty is a lifestyle brand for women’s golf apparel and accessories founded in 2015 and located Fargo, North Dakota. The company started with one simple idea. Women’s golf clothes should fit women. Attitude, creative minds and research created a perfect combination of high-end fabrics, fit and design—all while keeping women in mind. Products include golf apparel, housewares, and gifts. The result a lifestyle brand that’s perfect for golf and life. Life is a course. Play well.

Until The Next Tee!!

#SeeUOnTheNextTee #FightAndGrind

More Exposure For The LPGA Tour… But Not Like That!

Inequality in the workplace you say…You have no idea


You say there is inequality in the workplace. This isn’t just a workplace in a building. It isn’t just for teachers, realtors or any other job type. Inequality in the workplace reaches outside of the traditional work setting. There’s also inequality on the golf course. Most notably, the PGA Tour versus the LPGA Tour.

Upon conducting research, I was able to look into the prize payouts and determined that the PGA Tour prize payouts are 5x the amount that the LPGA Tour receives. Why is this? Both sexes play golf, both sexes have Major Tournaments (LPGA officially plays more Majors in a calendar year) and both sexes need to develop their game. Why are the men “worth” more? Is it because there are more viewers? Newsflash! If they advertised for the LPGA Tour as much as they do the PGA Tour maybe they would get more viewers.

Women would like to enjoy something too. They look at all these males with average driving distances of 293 yards while the women are averaging say… 254 yards off of the tee. We (women) still have to make par. We still need to drive, chip and putt just like the men do.


Beautiful but remember… So-yeon Ryu can play! (Photo Credit: Reddit)

The sad thing is the LPGA Tour is becoming increasingly more sexualized. Rather than watching it for the entertainment or their playing abilities the LPGA Tour gets watched just so some of the audience says “Hey! Let’s see what so and so is wearing this week”. To hear people say “I would do her” instead of saying wow look at that drive. Admiration of their skills like the PGA Tour counterparts get.

On average a PGA Tour event has an average purse of $6.8 million. Meanwhile, the LPGA has an average purse of $2 million. Why is that? As previously stated the PGA Tour gets more air time, healthier contracts, advertising and stars. Why are these players made “stars”? It’s because of the audience.


Lexi can play too. With the boys too!

So what would happen if the PGA Tour audience was as small as the LPGA Tour? Do you think the stars would be as big? I would put my bet on… no. The main reason that a lot of men watch the LPGA Tour is to see how skimpy so and so’s outfit will be (as mentioned earlier). A lot of women may not watch golf because they have to listen to the sexual innuendos made.

Things need to change. The LPGA Tour needs more exposure and not by sexualizing the players. How about talking about them and watching them for their talents? As a female, I’d like to propose a question for the men out there. How would you like to see the male golfers being sexualized? How about “hot golfer” calendars like the female golfers. Would you want to watch golf and know your women were ogling them as the males ogle the females? I’m going to take a guess probably not.


Daly on a “Hot Golfer Calendar”? Why not? (Photo Credit: YouTube)

So back to the payouts. A lot of the payouts are from what? Advertising, maybe TV and sponsors. That explains the variance on the purses. Give the LPGA Tour the same exposure as the men and see their purses increase. Stop sexualizing the female players and maybe you can get more spectators. Then again, sex sells right?!

Females don’t mind going to PGA Tour events (much like myself) because their men aren’t ogling the players. Myself included. I never used to watch the LPGA Tour because of the “Barbie dolls” or sexualization. My husband never ogled athletes on the LPGA Tour but the amount of ogling that I’ve observed was disturbing. It’s enough to make a woman feel lesser of a woman than when their men can’t keep their eyes off the player’s assets.

Until The Next Tee!!

Major Season

Finally… it’s that time of the year. An already exciting 2018 TOUR season on the LPGA and PGA TOUR respectively has just gotten a whole lot more exciting. it’s time for the first major of the year. While everybody and their uncle are talking about what could be next week… let’s not look too far forward into the future. Instead let’s discuss this week.

It just seems like the majority of golf fans often think of the first major of the year being that little tournament that takes place down in Augusta, Georgia. The home of pimento and cheese sandwiches, Magnolia Lane, azaleas and a land where everything is meticulous and green. But The Masters isn’t the first major of the year. That honour belongs to the ANA Inspiration of the LPGA Tour.

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Out in the Californian desert in Rancho Mirage, California lies the stunning Mission Hills Country Club. While the facility houses 54-holes of golf its the Dinah Shore Tournament Course that hosts the years first major. All of the best female golfers in the world descend on the Palm Springs area to play in the annual tournament that was founded in 1972 by entertainer Dinah Shore. The course is home to the popular landmark “Poppies Pond” and was named after former tournament director Terry Wilcox in 2006 (his grandchildren called him “Poppie”). Since 1994, it’s been a tradition for the winner to unceremoniously jump into the pond although the first time that it happened was in 1988.

The list of winner’s of the tournament formerly known as the Nabisco Dinah Shore and Kraft Nabisco among others is a list of superstars from the LPGA Tour. Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, last week’s winner Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome (twice), Lorena Ochoa, Karrie Webb (twice), Juli Inkster, Dottie Pepper and Annika Sorenstam (three times) are some of the names to have won the event. Interestingly enough the legendary Se Ri Pak never won this tournament.


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The field this week seems more star-studded than usual and I really don’t know what I’m basing that on. If you look at results of tournaments thus far in 2018 on the LPGA Tour the year has been full of amazing results. Laura Davies electrified with a sensational finish at age 54 two weeks ago. Major winners Anna Nordqvist, Lydia Ko and Canadian Brooke Henderson could be poised to take the leap into the pond come Sunday. Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, and Thailand’s Moriya Jutanagarn have definitely shown signs of brilliance and could be there. But then you have the Korda sister’s (Jessica and Nelly) who look like a “watered-down” LPGA version of the Williams sisters (Serena and Venus) with the way that they’ve played thus far in 2018.


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The action in the desert is going to be fun, exciting and make for very compelling television Sunday evening. We’ve already seen an Ace from Iceland’s Olafia Kristinsdottir. Especially, if the scoring is similar to what’s current at the time of writing. There are 15 players within 3 strokes of the lead as the first round is being played/finished. Just because The Master’s is next week doesn’t mean that you have to sulk because these girls are good. If you haven’t followed the LPGA Tour do yourself a favor and take some time to watch this tournament. Buckle up because the Sunday finish will be as exciting as any other major the guys play.

Until The Next Tee!!


The Tour season has been an exciting one thus far in 2018. As a matter of fact if you could have a soundtrack to sum up the 2018 season so far I think a song by Cher comes to mind. “If I Could Turn Back Time” would be the perfect choice. We’ve seen long-awaited visits back to the “winner’s circle” by Michelle Wie and Phil Mickelson. Yes, there’s Tiger Woods as well reminding this generation of what he was (and is) to golf. however, as big as those story lines are let’s not forget about Laura Davies.

Dame Laura Davies made golf fans excited this past weekend on the LPGA Tour. I watched the LPGA Founders Cup last weekend and I became enthralled with the movement on the leaderboard. The tournament already exciting was made even moreso by the fact that Davies at the ripe age of 54 turned back the clock and was in contention to win the tournament. Unfortunately, she wouldn’t win the event and finished in a tie for second behind winner Inbee Park.

Dame Davies plays Lynx Golf equipment that includes the brands Black Cat driver, Parallax Irons and their new Prowler wedges.Please see the press release as shared below by Snap! Golf PR.

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Just weeks after relaunching in the USA, Lynx® Golf came within a whisker of gaining a first LPGA Tour victory as its ambassador Dame Laura Davies finished second in the LPGA Founders Cup at the Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday (March 18th).

The four-time Major winner, World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, first non-American to top the LPGA money list and seven-time winner of the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit finished in a share of second place, behind winner Inbee Park.

With a Lynx® Black Cat driver fitted with a Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 shaft and Lynx® Parallax irons and Lynx® Prowler wedges fitted with Nippon NS Pro 950GH shafts, the England star was hoping to record her 85th worldwide professional win but settled for her best finish for over a decade and her first top 10 place since 2014.

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Congratulating Davies on her astounding performance – the 54-year-old would have become the oldest-ever winner of a LPGA Tour event had she ­ taken top spot –  Lynx® Golf CEO, Steve Elford, said: “This was a magnificent performance and everyone at Lynx was so excited watching Laura take on the youngsters and show she still has what it takes to compete at the very highest level.

“Lynx is now a British, family-owned golf business but we took the decision to relaunch in the USA because we know Lynx still has such a strong affinity there. To see Laura flying the Lynx® flag so proudly on the LPGA Tour and proving that our products are up with the very best, was so exciting for all of our team.”

Following its debut at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in January, the Lynx® 2018 range will be available for the first time in the USA from next month (April) through Dallas Golf

Until The Next Tee!!