With the 2019 PGA Show Equipment Edition Teezy Awards in the books, it’s time to focus on the “Best of the Rest”. These are products ranging from apparel to footwear and everything else in between. Of course, for the most part, these are awards that aren’t given points for performance but what I look at are things like style, price point and even in some cases backstories. How did a company come to be, what drove them to get involved in the industry.

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Here are the nominees.

 

Top Men’s Apparel

  1. Swannies
  2. Original Penguin
  3. Columbia Sportswear
  4. Bald Head Blues
  5. AndersonOrd

 

Top Women’s Apparel

  1. Jane 1530
  2. Golftini
  3. Katherine Way
  4. StarBorn Skirts
  5. MotherPutter

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Top Accessories

  1. Beltology
  2. Zero Friction
  3. Oliver Miller
  4. C4 Belts
  5. Evolve Golf

 

Top Electronics (including Rangefinders and GPS)

  1. aboutGolf
  2. GolfBuddy
  3. ScoreBand
  4. Optishokz
  5. Guided Knowledge

 

Top Footwear

  1. TRUE Linkswear
  2. Skecher’s Performance
  3. Jack Grace USA
  4. New Balance Golf
  5. PUMA Golf

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Top Training Aids

  1. Acu-Strike
  2. Total Golf-Trainer
  3. Colour Path Golf
  4. Power Package Golf
  5. PuttOUT

 

Top Health and Wellness

  1. Bobo’s
  2. 1st Tee Nutrition Bars
  3. HempMe
  4. Iso-Sport
  5. Gelliflex

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Top New Product

The winner had already been decided on Friday that the show ended.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

 

 

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Golf Instruction. At times it has become very convoluted. Instructors too often make it more confusing than it really has to be. Some instructors may not like me saying this but it’s the truth. Then there are the other issues, for example. Whenever some new ideas come out to teach players how to play golf with an easier method other instructors do their best to refute others.

For the most part, it’s up to the students themselves to translate what the instructor is saying and then take it home where they have to practice on their own a week or two in between sessions. Often the information can be lost in translation and in some cases, the student loses the explanation of the golf swing before they leave their session.

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Even though a training aid has been used in some cases, the student still doesn’t really have a visual cue to draw from allowing them better retention of instruction. It’s a fact that people (in general) can understand something easier with visual cues. I’m one of those individuals and in the case of those with learning disabilities (Autism Spectrum Disorder), this is, even more, the case.

Colour Path Golf is a ground-breaking concept to help instructors teach golf and for their students to learn the game just a little bit easier. PGA Professionals John Glenn and Kevin Merry are the Co-Founders of this revolutionary method. Through the use of colour-coded plastic shapes. In total there are four colours (green, red, yellow and blue) that are used to show students where to apply different attention of detail to the swing. For example, where to apply power. Essentially, Colour Path Golf could almost be described as a “jigsaw puzzle for your golf swing”. Even one yellow ruler can help you improve.

The Colours

  1. Yellow – Yellow pieces are used to get your attention. Think like a traffic light… it means caution.
  2. Blue – It’s a cooling colour. Look at the instrument panel/climate control on your car. The air conditioner is cool. This is precisely what your blue pieces are for. In my case, the takeaway would reflect a blue piece.
  3. Green – This means Go. Or relax. start to accelerate upon completing the backswing and transition.
  4. Red – It can be used for a couple of reasons. The first reason is for control. Think face angle or ball position. But, red can also be used in areas of the swing where we need to apply power. Think of that 24″ or so before impact and immediately post-impact. Have you been told that you decelerate? These pieces could help relate easier.

While at Demo Day I saw Colour Path Golf set-up and knowing that I had an appointment later in the week it caught my eye. Honestly, I couldn’t fathom what it was or how it worked. I had the pleasure meeting and talking with Kevin Merry at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show later in the week and he explained everything that is Colour Path Golf to me. It didn’t take long for me to get it.  I really do think that Colour Path Golf could be “the path” to help you improve your golf game. Instructors themselves, really need to take note.

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Look for more to come on this revolutionary method in the future.

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One of the better putters that I discovered while attending the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show were those offered by EVNROLL Putters. Its founders, Guerin Rife (remember Rife Putters), and Stephen Reilly started the company 4 years earlier at the same PGA Show. Since then the pair has combined over 50 years of experience to produce some of the golf industry’s most impressive putters.

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2019, is no exception. Released at the show were several new models including their TourStroke Trainer and the ER5B Hatchback Murdered Out Mallet putter with Evnroll’s patented “Gravity Grip”.

The ER5B finished very well in the final standings of the Teezy Awards. Vying for the honors in the “Top Putter” category the ER5B tallied 38/40 points. to finish as the Runner-up behind the eventual winner.

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For more details, please see the press release below as shared by Darren Phillips. Mr. Phillips is from marketing firm Pure Sports Marketing.

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GUERIN RIFE ADDS NEW SHAPES, UNIQUE PUTTING TRAINER AND GRIP TO
REVOLUTIONARY EVNROLL PUTTER LINE FOR THE 2019 SEASON

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, January 22, 2019 – Evnroll Putters first came to the golfing world’s attention in 2016 with a range of stunning 100% milled putters featuring Guerin Rife’s groundbreaking, patented “Sweet Face” Technology, an innovative and unique mill pattern engineered to deliver uniform performance across the entire hitting area of the putter face for unprecedented accuracy and zero dispersion.

Evnroll Putters have since won a host of accolades and awards, and now Rife is using the platform of the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show to unveil not only four striking new models, but also his TourStroke Trainer, engineered to hone the perfect stroke path, plus a new Gravity Grip designed to promote a square face impact angle, through the entire hitting area.

New putter models

The new ER1TS is actually a CNC-milled version of Rife’s new TourStroke Trainer where the degree of offset is the headline news. Head shape and style are the same as on the original ER1 heel-toe weighted flange blade, but with the addition of a hosel that moves the shaft one inch in front of the face to create a super stable “effective” MOI of 20,000. This design creates forward press and sets the right wrist without leaning the shaft forward to promote a very stable one-piece shoulder based putting stroke.

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ER2.2 is a new plumber-neck version of the extremely popular ER2 MidBlade, with the heel-side mass reduced to allow for the extra weight of the hosel arm to keep the sweet spot in front of the center sightline.

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The ER5B is a new all-black version of the popular Hatchback mallet featuring a proprietary flat black armor finish, complete with black shaft, grip, and headcover. It also incorporates a low heel bend, which creates more toe hang to guard against pulled putts.

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The final newcomer is the ER8.3 flow-neck Players MidMallet, which Rife is hailing as the prettiest putter he’s ever designed and one that will be finding its way into his bag.

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All new models are CNC-milled from 303 Stainless Steel and hand-finished in Carlsbad, California. They feature the full array of performance-enhancing technologies found on all Evnroll putters, including the “Sweet Face” technology described by independent testing and review website, MyGolfSpy, as a ‘game-changer’.

TourStroke Trainer

There is no single perfect way to putt, but the common stroke path most tour players set out to achieve is slightly shorter on the takeaway, square at impact and just beyond, and then slightly longer and back inside on the follow-through. The TourStroke’s elongated hosel, which angles 1¼” forward of the face, is designed to instantly create this stroke path when used in the training mode.

In the training mode, the putter face should be positioned about 1” behind the ball. This promotes the three fundamentals of ‘proper putting’ highlighted above – shorter takeaway, square through impact, longer follow-through – allowing even complete beginners to instantly make the perfect “tour player” stroke path.

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The secret to the TourStroke’s performance is that the golfer knows the head is not in line with the shaft so will instinctively keep the face square until it contacts the ball to avoid pulling the putt. By keeping the shaft moving through the impact zone, the golfer will also automatically have a longer follow-through. Best of all is that the TourStroke’s “effective” MOI is 20,000 because the entire head is positioned 1¼” from the ball – a level of stability previously unheard of.

The TourStroke can also be used in player mode by placing the putter face directly behind the ball so that the shaft is in line with the front of the ball. This automatically creates forward press without leaning the shaft forward and presets the right wrist to promote a simple one-piece rocking of the shoulders. Used as a gamer it delivers the same benefits as the new ER1TS model.

Gravity Grip

This new, deep V-shaped grip incorporates an ultra-light 35 gram EVA foam body with a 70 gram 9” steel rod that runs the length of its extreme lower section. Moving twice the grips structure weight directly below and ½” away from the shaft allows the hands to feel and maintain a square putter face through the entire hitting area, virtually eliminating face rotation at impact.

Adding the 15-gram outer wrap the Gravity Grip has a total weight of an above average 120 grams. This allows for more weight in the putter head to generate a greater overall weight for increased stability and accuracy, while maintaining an ideal swing weight for optimum feel and distance control.

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The new models will be available in 33”, 34” and 35” lengths with an MSRP of $359 for the ER1TS, ER2.2, and ER8.3, and $399 for the ER5 Black (also available with Gravity Grip for $419). The TourStroke Trainer will have an MSRP of $149 and the Gravity Grip an upcharge of $20 on any putter.

For more information please visit http://www.evnroll.com.