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.

Callaway Golf MAVRIK – Defying Distance in Conventional Terms

Honestly, it’s quite early to know what the tagline of “Distance That Defies Convention: means exactly. But that is the phrase that the marketing team from Callaway Golf is using to describe the new line of MAVRIK metalwoods.

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I spotted the picture before it became public knowledge on the R&A conforming club list and to be totally frank, I didn’t think it was a club for the 2020 calendar/market year. It didn’t look right and was sort of understated. But then in early December, I learned that it was, in fact, the driver release for Callaway Golf. Right away I became intrigued with a couple of thoughts.

  1. 2017… Callaway Golf got it right with GBB Epic and Epic Sub Zero
  2. 2018… As good as the performance was of the Rogue. I thought that Callaway Golf missed the mark. It still received a good review here at Until The Next Tee!!
  3. After a “quasi-shank” Callaway Golf knocked the proverbial ball out of the ballpark with the Epic Flash. What a driver!! It impressed and was the runner-up for the 2019 Teezy Award for the “Top Driver”.

So with those thoughts and a real focus on the latter, I wondered how MAVRIK would compare in comparison. Would it pale in comparison to Epic Flash? Without a whole lot of information available at this time here’s what I do know about it or at least what I’ve hypothesized.

I broke the letters down and following the highly successful introduction of using A.I. in creating the face of the Epic Flash (please see Epic Flash review here) we know that A.I was used again and that likely means the return of “Flash Face Technology”. Will it have the same properties or identical make-up as the Epic Flash? I would say no based on the potential of different weighting with this driver. But, with the advent of A.I. in production of the metalwoods in 2019 it stands to reason that they went through another 15,000 prototypes to get it right. Seen in the picture are perennial R&D favorites like “Jailbreak Technology” and their “OptiFit Hosel”. There appears to be a weight screw towards the rear of the sole. This is likely to place weight low and back to help golfers maintain better launch angles. There is a Sub Zero model as well. This features a second weight screw at the front. Again, it’s speculation and conjecture on my part but I would guess this is to create lower driver spin numbers. It appears that neither model has a sliding weight unless it’s on top of the crown???

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Finally, we know that Xander Schauffele has put it into play and did so at the 2019 Presidents Cup and this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The color story of the MAVRIK that he used takes us back to the X2 Hot. I’m okay with that, it matches my website colors. At least partially.

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Is MAVRIK “Rogue-like” with Flash Face Technology? Time will tell. MAVRIK gets released this month. I will be putting MAVRIK through its paces on Demo Day at the 2020 PGA Show.

Until The Next Tee!!

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2020 PGA Show Prep

It’s hard to believe that the year 2020 is already upon us. in what? 29 Days. Shortly after the calendar flips over there’s a special week upon golfers and golf media. That week, much like Christmas is PGA Show week. It’s the “who’s who” of the golf industry and everyone or nearly everyone (TaylorMade Golf notwithstanding) is assembled in one place. For media, PGA Professionals and buyers alike it’s the “Mecca” of the golf industry and a chance to see as much as humanly possible if it’s in the golf industry.

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Personally speaking, it’s a pretty big week for me. Especially when it comes to the likes of Demo Day. I’m just getting to the point where manufacturers send out samples of equipment for me to try… long-term. Brands like Ben Hogan Golf, Callaway Golf, COBRA Golf, SUB 70 Golf, and even though it was a few years ago Cleveland Golf has taken a chance on me. They’re opportunities that I always appreciate dearly. But for the most part Demo Day is my opportunity to do testing. Thus, the “First Impressions Reviews”.

The problem with being a “one-man show” is that it makes it tough to see and swing everything that is being offered on the 360* range at Orange County National. Especially, if there are appointments to be made and kept. Which is why I’m prepping so early.

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Spotted on the R&A Conforming Diver List. Is this the new Callaway Golf Mavrik for 2020?

As much as I love making and keeping appointments (Type-A personality) I’ve realized after several years that this is not the way to go. Much can go wrong. If one appointment goes long for either myself or the marketing person that I’m supposed to meet with is held up a chain of reactions is set forth. Meetings can be caught up but then as the media person, you might be “running and gunning” the rest of the day or show. So I had an idea…

No Meetings on Demo Day!!

I know it seems obvious, but it’s taken me a long time to figure this out. I actually started having the epiphany last year. So here’s my modus operandi for the 2020 PGA Show. 2020.. a year of perfect vision.

  1. No meetings on Demo Day (might be one or two exceptions)
  2. Cover manufacturers that my readers personally request. Send requests if you like.
  3. Do lots of videos. I just grabbed a microphone to help with the wind that always plagues me. This should help.

When it comes to “must-sees” I’ve already determined that COBRA Golf leads the way and so does Callaway Golf. I cannot see the Mavrik being better than Epic Flash. I have it in my mind it’ll be like when they went from Epic to Rogue. Rogue was a dropoff in performance. Mizuno Golf, I have to stop at for sure just to see if the ST200 is as good as the ST190. The new irons that I saw from Wilson Staff on October 30th have my attention and no I’m not talking about the Staff Utility irons. Cleveland Golf, they have my attention with the bulk of their line-up. PING too. I can’t wait to see what they’ve done and dare I say it… I haven’t had much time at all on their deck at Demo Day over the years. They’ve been too busy.

To be honest, I’m a little excited about the PGA Show. I’ve been regularly checking the PGA Show Exhibitor List. Already marking “my favorites” for exhibitors that I want to visit. As I’ve gone through the list, I will say that there are a lot less favorited than I thought. Then again this is part of the prep process and who knows? Maybe no plans will allow me to find more hidden gems.

Until The Next Tee!!

 

 

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2019 PGA Show Demo Day Features Latest Equipment, Technology and Accessories Plus Top Instructors, Jan. 22, in Orlando

The PGA Show Demo Day in my humble opinion is the proverbial “Crown Jewel” of the annual PGA Merchandise Show. Packed with all of the latest equipment and newest technology from golf’s manufacturers. Everything is there. The latest clubs, grips, golf shafts and more.

I’m always excited for this part of the show because it gives me the chance to swing as many products as humanly possible and report back on them. the list is complete and while the usual suspects  are there (Callaway Golf, Cobra Golf, PING Golf, Wilson Golf, Srixon/Cleveland Golf /XXIO) it’s the less than obvious companies that stick out for me. This year there are brands like ERG (Eagle Rebirth), Knuth Golf, Fourteen, PRGR that I will be swinging. Brands that I’ve never made passes with.

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For more information on PGA Show Demo Day please see the press release below as shared by Sherry Major. Ms. Major is a Media Consultant for PGA Exhibitions Worldwide.

World’s Largest Professional Golf Demo Event Offers
Exclusive Testing of Latest Game Technology

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2018) — The 17th Annual PGA Show Demo Day will feature an exclusive preview and hands-on testing of the latest golf equipment, technology, training aids and accessories at the 42-acre practice facility of Orange County National Golf Center (OCN) in Winter Garden, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. More than 100 companies will be demonstrating their newest products to thousands of PGA Professionals and golf industry leaders, creating the world’s largest professional golf demo event. Throughout the day, golf teachers also will be able to learn from the best in their field at multiple range-side golf instruction workshops.

“The PGA Show Demo Day is a perfect beginning to PGA Show Week and traditionally energizes an already enthusiastic crowd,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President Marc Simon. “Testing the newest game technology from the top names in golf side-by-side on the range and speaking with equipment innovators headline a long list of popular Demo Day programming – including a packed schedule of demonstrations, numerous teaching workshops, fun skill contests and meeting some of the game’s best professional players making special appearances throughout the event. It all adds up to an exciting day for all involved in the business of golf.”

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PGA Show Demo Day is open exclusively to PGA Professionals and media from 9 a.m. to noon, with golf industry professionals joining the event until closing at 5 p.m. All PGA Show Demo Day attendees must be qualified industry professionals and registered for the PGA Merchandise Show. Additional Education Conference registration is required for instructional workshops. Visit PGAShow.com for additional details and registration. PGA Professionals will receive four MSR credits for attending the PGA Show Demo Day.

Top Golf Brands Participating
The 2019 PGA Show Demo Day will feature more than 100 top golf companies showcasing equipment, training aids, performance wear and golf accessories within more than 200 hitting bays of the massive OCN circular range, at multiple range-side practice greens, on the golf cart test track and in the Demo Day vendor village. Current participating companies (as of 12/13/18, updated regularly at PGAShow.com) are:

Adaptive Golf
Aerotech Golf
AfterShokz
Allied Powers LLC
Big Max Golf
Blast Motion
BodiTrak Sports
Bridgestone Golf Inc
Bushnell Golf
Callaway Golf
Certifresh Cigar
Cheesebrough Corp.
Chip Putt Max
Clicgear USA
Club Car Inc
Cobra Puma Golf
Double Eagle/Players Turf
EPON Golf
Ernest Sports
Fiberbuilt Manufacturing Inc.
Flat Cat Golf
FlightScope
FlingGolf
Foresight Sports
FOURTEEN/PRGR/ DAIWA-ON-OFF/
YAMAHA GOLF/MU Sports
FST Shafts
Fujikura Composites America Inc
Garmin USA
Golf Pride Grips, a division of Eaton
Golf Stix
Graphite Design/ Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts
International Clubmakers Guild
Knuth Golf
Links Choice
Lynx Golf
Maui Jim Inc
MCA Golf Inc
Miura Golf
Mizuno USA Inc
Nikon Inc.
Nippon Shaft
o2 Tampa
Otto Trading Inc.
P2 Putter Grips Ltd
Phat Scooters, LLC
PING
Pitchfix
Power Tee
PrideSports
Pukka Inc
Pure Grips
QUICK-UP GOLF RANGE
Sacks Parente Golf Co., Inc.
Salted Venture
SKIN Sunscreen
SKYiGOLF
Southern Tide
Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO
Strike Spray
Sun Mountain Motor Sports, Inc
SuperSpeed Golf, LLC.
SuperStroke Golf
SwingU
Switch Grips International
Synthetic Turf International LLC
The Perfect Putter LLC
The Putting Stroke Teacher
Titleist
Topgolf International
ToughLie 360
Tour Edge Golf
TPI
TPK Inc
Under Armour
U.S. Kids Golf LLC
Wilson Golf
Wittek Golf Supply
Yamaha Golf-Car Company
Yonex Corp

Outdoor Instructional Workshops
Hands-on instructional workshops return to PGA Show Demo Day at a range-side classroom of OCN (Tee #3), beginning at 10 a.m., and running through 4:30 p.m. The workshops are part of a comprehensive PGA Show Education Conference. Single-session, single-day, full-conference and an all-access pass, providing unlimited access to all PGA Show Demo Day Workshops and the full PGA Show Education Conference are available. Registration and details regarding savings for early registration through Dec. 14, 2018, for multiple same-facility registrations and for PGA Assistant Professionals are available at PGAShow2019.com/Education.

Workshops Schedule:

  • What are the Concepts, Skills & Steps to Teach and/or Learn the Swing? 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Mike Malaska, PGA, 2011 PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Upper Extremity & Wrist Function for High-Performance Golf, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Lance Gill, Performance Director, Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board; President, Lance Gill Performance
    • Mark Blackburn, PGA, Director of Instruction, Greystone Country Club
  • The Equipment Instruction Fit, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Sean Hogan, Director of Instruction, Leadbetter Golf Academy
    • Brett Meyer, Leadbetter Master Club Fitter & Certified Coach, Leadbetter Golf Academy
  • Increasing Power & Distance in the Female Golfer, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • David Donatucci, M.ED. C.S.C.S., Owner, Florida Institute of Performance

The PGA Show Demo Day is produced by PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions and PGA Magazine and presented by AfterShokz, Fujikura, Insane Impact,Toptracer, ToughLie 360, Wittek Golf Supply and Yamaha Golf Car Company. Exclusive product partners include Flightscope (Registration Tent Sponsor), Pukka Inc (headwear) and Under Armour (Apparel Partner).

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About the PGA Merchandise Show
The 66th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 22-25, 2019, in Orlando, will welcome some 1,000 top golf companies and brands and more than 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to the industry’s annual global summit for the business of golf. The PGA Show Demo Day, the world’s largest professional golf testing event, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During PGA Show days, Jan. 23-25, at the Orange County Convention Center, PGA Professionals, retailers and industry leaders will uncover the latest trends, source the newest golf merchandise, test the latest equipment, learn proven business best practices, network among peers and move forward the business of the game. The PGA Merchandise Show, “the MAJOR of Golf Business,” is a trade-only event, not open to the public.

 

Until The Next Tee!!