Lilly Pulitzer Launches Honda Classic Capsule

It’s Valentine’s Day. A day of love. When you love someone or something it means that you care.

Lilly Pulitzer. This was a booth that stood out in my mind from the 2020 PGA Show. Even though I didn’t stop I vividly recollect the bright, cheerful colours and the neon signage that lit up the booth.

Lilly Pulitzer is an apparel brand, that offers men and women’s golf apparel and more. Recently, Lilly Pulitzer introduced the “Honda Classic Capsule” which is offered in 13 different styles. The prints have a variety of images incorporated into them including palm trees, golf clubs, and a golf course. Everything that you might think of when you think of SoFLA golf.

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Most notably, Lilly Pulitzer is donating $51,000 towards “Honda Classic Cares”. An organization that “supports initiatives that advance and enhance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of childhood diseases and disorders”. If you’re planning on attending the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens please visit their “pop-up” shop that Lily Pulitzer will be setting up.

For more details, please see the press release below as shared by Tatum Murray of Allison Brod Marketing + Communications.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

 

Lilly Pulitzer launched its latest Print with Purpose – the Honda Classic Capsule Collection.This year’s Honda Classic print is available in over 13 best-selling styles and golf necessities for women and men and features the iconic Honda Classic golf course – complete with golf clubs, palm trees and the rolling Florida green golf course.

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Whimsical and sporty all at once, this collection is for the first time golfer or the golfing pro and of course, the golfing spectators. With this Print with Purpose, Lilly Pulitzer is supporting Honda Classic Cares with a donation of $51,000 toward the organization. Honda Classic Cares supports initiatives that advance and enhance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood diseases and disorders. Last year, the Honda Classic Tournament raised over $5.1 million dollars which supported over 75,000 children in need.

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Are you planning to attend this year’s Honda Classic Tournament in Palm Beach from February 24th – March 1st? We would love to have you join us at the Lilly Pulitzer Pop-Up tent – a colorful cabana complete with a bar, curated pop-up shop, interactive photo booth and prime viewing opportunities of the 10th green and 9th tee. Let us know if you’re attending the tournament and are interested in stopping by!

 

 

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Meeting Legends – The 2020 PGA Show

The PGA Show is great! I’ve attended every year for the last 8 years and it’s a place where you never know who you’re going to meet or run into. In the past, I’ve met greats like the World Golf Hall of Fame Inductees like the legendary Nancy Lopez, John Daly, Craig Stadler, David Leadbetter and Canadian phenom of the LPGA Tour Brooke Henderson.

In 2020, it was no different. I met a couple of other World Golf Hall of Famers and one other legend from a different sport altogether. This gentleman, is a golf professional in Arizona, is an NHL Hall of Fame Member and owns 5 Stanley Cup rings. When I played hockey, I wore #31 because of him because I idolized him. I also wore my “trapper” (catching glove) on my right hand just like him too. This legend is Grant Fuhr.

If you would have told me that I would meet my idol at the 2020 PGA Show of all places I would have told you that you were criminally insane. (I have two others, Mr. Jack Nicklaus and Mr. Arnold Palmer). We talked hockey, me going all fanboy and profusely apologizing for doing so and of course Srixon/Cleveland Golf. What a down to- salt of the Earth kind of guy. It was sort of funny how it happened, I saw a guy that I thought that I recognized. So I did a double-take. I thought to myself “Jeez, that looks like Grant Fuhr”. Nah, it can’t be. So I take a third look and read the badge. Holy Heck! Grant Fuhr!!! No freaking way!

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On the show floor, I was wandering around on Wednesday. Towards the end of the day, I found myself around the COBRA Golf booth. And who was there? The Shark… Greg Norman. Somehow, I managed to have the chance to meet him for a pic and he was gracious and patient as the COBRA PUMA rep struggled with my phone to take a pic. So he was patient and allowed a selfie with him. From one fly fisher to another I asked him what his favourite species to catch was. Unfortunately, I can’t remember what it was.

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Wednesday, I also visited the Athalonz booth. Have you ever thought of a pair of shoes as a piece of golf equipment? Well, Athalonz is just that. More on these shoes at a later time. While there, I received a hot tip that Bernhard Langer was going to be there on Thursday. While I didn’t necessarily plan on getting to the Athalonz booth that day an appointment led me right past it. That was when I saw Mr. Langer. Honestly, I thought that he was much taller. A legend.

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True story. My wife Crystal met Jan Stephenson in the International Network of Golf room last year. I have wanted to meet Jan for a long time so when Crystal met her and I failed to see her wave me over I was bummed. Crystal told me that she was a total sweetheart. So this year, even though it didn’t happen at the PGA Show it happened on the same trip. I met Jan, and she is amazing! Such a doll.

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All legends. And to all of them, thanks so much for taking out some time from your busy days to let this humble writer (and fan) harass you for a few moments.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

#TeeBoxChatter – Tour Edge Golf, AXIS 1, SUB 70 Golf and more.

In this episode of #TeeBoxChatter I come to you from the Wehrle Golf Dome in Cheektowaga, NY.

On a day were i was just planning n getting in a few swings in preparation for the 2020 PGA Show I had an expected yet unexpected parcel arrive. In for review is a putter from AXIS 1 Golf. Also in this episode I discuss the apprehension of wondering what the new Exotics EXS 220 metalwoods from Tour Edge Golf will be like. The Exotics EXS of 2019 WILL be a tough act to follow. Ongoing testing of the 699 Pro irons from SUB 70 Golf, Cameron Smith and more.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

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.

For Immediate Release: Golf Tips Magazine Names High Heat 257+ The Best Driver And Fairway Metalwoods Of 2019

BONITA, CA (January 7, 2020) – Golf Tips Magazine has named Knuth Golf’s High Heat 257+ the best driver and fairway metalwoods of 2019.

High Heat 257+ is the only brand that takes advantage of a 2016 USGA Equipment Rule change that allows more trampoline effect in the toe and heel areas of the clubface for more distance. The 3-Trampoline technology is in High Heat 257+ drivers, fairway metalwoods and hybrids.

“What felt like a slight toe hit resulted in a powerful mini-fade that rolled out nearly to the range’s border fence some 280 yards distant,” said Golf Tips editor Vic Williams after testing the High Heat 257+. “With the High Heat driver, strikes that were once disappointing are now exhilarating, time after time.”

“High Heat 257+ metalwoods are easy to launch high, and with average trampoline values of 266 outside the center of the face compared to major brands with historically low trampoline values outside the center of the face, they provide the same distance across the face for more greens and lower scores. The clubs perform as advertised with game breaking magic, and that is why amateurs should buy High Heat 257+ clubs.”

The new High Heat 257+ 3-Trampoline technology results from the USGA Rule change, and was believed to be impossible to achieve, confirmed by the fact that no brand had accomplished it in that span until Knuth Golf did it in time to launch High Heat 257+ at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show.
The USGA changed its equipment rule to help amateurs because unlike Tour pros who consistently hit in the center of the face, amateurs hit outside the center of the face approximately 50% of the time.  That is why co-founders Dean Knuth, who invented the USGA Course and Slope Rating Systems and a Senior Director of the USGA for 16 years and Steve Trattner, intellectual property attorney for the USGA, Pebble Beach and Pinehurst for over 20 years, did not stop until they invented a way to take advantage of this new rule.

Golf Tips’ editors noticed the difference right away.

“Most amateur golfers consistently hit the toe and heel areas where the CT has been low and lose 20-30 yards,” said Williams. “But not with High Heat 257+. With the 257+ fairway metal and hybrid, we got the same sweet power-packed sensation with each swing — even those that were clearly on the toe or heel.”

High Heat’ 257+’s novel 3-trampoline technology has also been positively received by noted golf instructors.

“On average amateur golfers hit their driver and metalwoods on the toe or heel approximately 50 percent of the time. That is why High Heat 257+ 3-trampoline technology is such a game changer for amateur golfers.” – Kay McMahon, LPGA Hall of Fame instructor, Golf Digest’s 50 Best Women Teachers In America.

“Hitting on the toe, heel or center of the face of the High Heat 257+ driver felt great and the distance was same for every shot. You can’t miss. Amazing.” -Jason Krier, PGA Teaching Pro, PA

High Heat has taken the golf industry by storm since entering the market in 2015 with a simple but crucial mission – design clubs specifically for amateurs instead of Tour pros, so they can optimize their performance and increase their enjoyment of the game. The High Heat driver, fairway woods and hybrids, featuring lower and deeper center of gravity, have all been named in numerous media “best products lists.” Customers rave about increased performance and lower scores with High Heat in their bag.

Knuth Golf’s High Heat 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.

For more information on Knuth Golf, visit www.knuthgolf.com or call 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.

Knuth Golf’s High Heat driver, fairway woods and hybrids have been named the “Best” in their class by several major golf media. High Heat products have won the prestigious ING Industry Honors award for Product Ingenuity three of the past four years, including last year with High Heat 257+.