BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC – May 15, 2019 – Bald Head Blues, a golf and island-inspired apparel company, distinguished by its golf cart with surfboard logo, announced today that company brand ambassador, Joel Dahmen, fresh off a hot week at the Wells Fargo Championship, will be teeing it up at the upcoming PGA Championship, donning Bald Head Blues.

“Joel is playing some pretty inspired golf, actually he is on a hot streak. At the Wells Fargo Championship, he shot two consecutive rounds of 66 and captured a runner-up position, just three strokes from the winner. Our team is extremely proud of him, and can’t wait to see him navigate Bethpage Black. We believe with his level of accuracy off the tee, we’re going to see some of his best golf yet,” commented Bald Head Blues Founder & CEO, Claude Pope.

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In Dahmen’s quest for the Wannamaker Trophy, he will be sporting apparel from Bald Head Blues’ Spring Collection. To combat some of the upcoming inclement weather, he will be wearing the company’s signature performance “Quarter Zip” jacket. He will also wear the highly popular, Albatross Polo golf shirt, in a variety of colors. The Albatross Polo golf shirt features ComfortDry Technology, which is lightweight, promotes moisture wicking, and has a 4-way stretch for ultimate performance. All of Dahmen’s apparel will be embroidered with the Bald Head Blues distinct logo.

Dahmen has enjoyed a successful 2019 PGA TOUR season with his runner-up position at the Wells Fargo, which allowed him to compete at the PGA Championship, but it also secured his 2020 PGA TOUR card. His high level of play also captured a T-9 finish at the Farmers Insurance and a T-12 finish at the Players Championship. He is currently ranked #32 in the Fed Ex Cup points and has won over 1.7 million in prize money.

These notable finishes, and Dahmen’s overall success this season can be attributed to his driving accuracy. He is currently ranked #20th on the PGA TOUR in driving accuracy.

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“Bethpage has some pretty difficult rough, imposing bunkers, and awkward angles, but look for Joel to be in the middle of the fairway,” added Pope.

In 2018, Dahmen signed a two year Bald Head Blues endorsement deal. Since joining the Bald Head Blues team, he is playing some of the best golf of his career.

 

About Bald Head Blues

“Clothing for Coasting”

For over 25 years, the Pope family has enjoyed the wonder and majesty of Bald Head Island with its acres of beaches, untouched marshes, maritime forests, pristine harbor, and casual coastal lifestyle. It’s a special place where nature’s abundance and casual lifestyle inspired the formation of Bald Head Blues. An apparel company that embraces the island’s extraordinary experience.

Unique to the island is its mode of transportation. Locals and tourists alike use electric golf carts to get around and more than often they are hauling beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and surf boards. This island lifestyle where a quick ride to the beach becomes an adventure is represented by the Bald Head Blues logo.

All pieces in the Bald Head Blues Collections are fun, casual, colorful and classic. They employ high-performance fabrics, refined designs and an inimitable attention to details. The new 2019 Spring Collection which includes Aruba, Coral, Lavender, Regatta, and Spring magnify the island’s vibrant colors. Each series is bold, fresh, and energetic.

Bald Head Blues is known for their coastal and island style but their collections also incorporate technology like “Comfort Flex” which combines Pima cotton with the performance and stretch of spandex. For rounds played in the heat, Bald Head Blues has utilized “Comfort Dry.” This polyester/spandex blend is moisture wicking, lightweight and has a 4-way stretch for ultimate performance. The new Albatross Polo is also treated with a UPF 50+ for UV protection.

These high-performance technologies and fabrics are worn by Bald Head Blues brand ambassadors and PGA TOUR Professionals Joel Dahmen and Martin Piller. They both face extreme weather changes on the tour and their Bald Head Blues polos keep them comfortable and ready to compete.

Bald Head Blues transports you to a place you want to be – even if you aren’t there. Maybe it’s to the golf course, the tennis courts or on the beach. For the Pope Family, its Bald Head Island. Where do you want to go?

 

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CAMARILLO, CA, March 14, 2019 – Sacks Parente Golf Company, builders of exceptional putters that defy convention, announces that Mike Zerah has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Marketing where he will focus on matching the Sacks Parente brand with the exceptional quality of its products.

Zerah comes to Sacks Parente with 12+ years of marketing experience, specifically in brand development. He’s helped some of the world’s leading brands, such as Nike, Jordan Brand, L.A. Lakers, and Bubba Watson connect on a deeper more intimate basis with their target audience. As Executive VP, Marketing for Sacks Parente, Zerah will be responsible for the direct development and implementation of the Sacks Parente brand and marketing strategies as well as new and existing products and will oversee the implementation of the marketing strategy – including campaigns, events, digital marketing, and PR.

An expert digital media strategist, Zerah is also the former Founder and CEO of Lucid Appeal, the premium fan engagement platform which powers mobile apps for the world’s top sports teams, brands, and athletes. He built Lucid Appeal from the ground up and successfully sold the company to OneUp Games, LLC, a tech company that provides mobile sports platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

“I’m an avid golfer and have been using the same Scotty Cameron putter for 15 years and had no intention of switching,” said Zerah. “Within less than 24 hours of trying a Sacks Parente putter, the results were outstanding, and I was a convert. The quality of the product and the immediate success Sacks Parente has experienced after launching at the PGA Show make it a no brainer for me come on board and help grow the brand and the business.”

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Sacks Parente Series 39 Blade putters. 2019 PGA Show

“We’ve been growing faster than expected after our recent launch and have gotten to the point where it became clear that as part of our business growth strategy, our company would require a person who is dedicated to overseeing our branding and marketing efforts,” said Tim Triplett, CEO of Sacks Parente Golf. “Mike brings a wealth of experience and expertise in marketing with a proven track record of success, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Sacks Parente team.”

All Sacks Parente putter designs feature the company’s patented Ultra-Low Balance Point (ULBP) technology that lowers the balance point along the shaft between the sole and a point not more than 5 inches above the sole, causing the putter head to square and release at impact, delivering exceptional rollout and accuracy. In addition, all Sacks Parente putters maximize MOI by combining the use of ultra-light weight alloys and high-density tungsten, to significantly move more weight from the center of the putter to the heel and toe. The company has numerous patents and patents pending in regard to the science associated with these exceptional putters, which are available in both Player and Tour Models.

For more information, visit www.sacksparente.com.

 

 

About Sacks Parente Golf

Sacks Parente Golf Company was founded by Steve Sacks and Richard Parente, a legendary duo of golf professionals, who as entrepreneurs have founded, built and grown some of the best names in golf. They have advised, consulted and designed clubs for the who’s who of the industry over a combined 100+years. Sacks Parente Golf is based in Camarillo, California, in a facility that has been constructed with state-of-the-art robotics and analytic instruments to test and prove the science. The company is backed by sophisticated and strategic investors from the USA and Japan. Sacks Parente Golf is an NXV company.

This week’s PGA Tour stop was the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The hole of “The People’s Tournament” where the rowdiest, rocking, raucous fans gather around the 16th Hole. It’s a stadium atmosphere that by no accident happens to be on the same weekend as the Super Bowl. Honestly, I wish golf had more of this but this is what makes this tournament so special. It’s their baby… it’s the very entity of this event. What often is forgotten about the WM Phoenix Open is the fact that this tournament has raised $122 M USD for Arizona Charities.

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The Thunderbirds do their thing… one day I will be there too. (Photo Credit: WM Phoenix Open)

This week was different as well because we saw the PGA TOUR debut of Matthew Wolff. Wolff, is a 19 year old amateur who plays collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University (yes… the same OSU as alum Rickie Fowler). He was a First Team All-American as a freshman and won his final three events last fall. A swing that can win quite obviously… right?!

According to the “Golf Twitterverse” Wolff’s swing as unorthodox as it “seems” drew the ire of the “keyboard warriors” that are all “PGA Professionals” amongst us. Some of the comments that I read were things like

  • “I have seen better swings in my golf league”.
  • “That swing is just yuck”.
  • “That’s a gross swing FR”.

Basically, there were plenty of people insinuating that his swing was trash. A total “Dumpster Fire”. Basically, if you think that this swing is trash you must also think that Jim Furyk and Ryan Moore are also trash and have no idea of the golf swing in general.The first thing that you need to consider is this. It doesn’t matter how you get to the top… it’s how you get to the bottom. The swing is the most important in the approximately 24″ before and post impact. When I work with students I ask a couple of questions the first time that I work with someone. The first is “Do you have any health impediments?”. The second question is this.

“What do these swings have in common with each other. Annika Sorenstam, 2000 Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Ryan Moore have in common?”

The answer is almost always “No idea”. So I enlighten them with the easy answer. It’s where they’re at pre-impact, impact and post-impact”. There is NO ONE correct way to swing a golf club. All of those swings proves the point.

Here’s my take on his swing.

  1. His waggle is a mechanism to get things rolling. I’ve never met him but maybe there’s a hint that he has to keep moving.
  2. He takes the golf club outside a little bit like Jim Furyk or Ryan Moore. In a way that is sort of similar to elements of Leadbetter’s “A-Swing”. Note the downturn of his lead shoulder.
  3. Notice the left heel. Hi lead heel. He lifts it like so many of the greats. For that reason his swing will last through the years and will likely prevent him from major back issues.
  4. He plants the heel… stimulating the transition.
  5. As steep as it is… he flattens his plane with lag to burn. Pause at .02.
  6. Wolff extends great thru impact and down the line

Essentially, there’s a ton of good going on in his swing… and it clearly displays the power and why he’s won.

The long and short of this is to simply… “Swing your swing”. Oh… he also made the cut too!

***I will elaborate on Ho Sung Choi in the near future

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee