NoteCaddie Notes: The Fearsome Feature Foursome behind NoteCaddie Mobile Golf
4 Main features build the backbone of the NoteCaddie experience, and allow a user to make solid decisions throughout their round, improving their scores without having to alter their swings. the First feature may actually… Read the full article here!
What’s New in NoteCaddie – Recent and Future Updates
Notecaddie 1.02 is live in the App Store! Download it here. We added a bunch of space to the Hole GPS view, and have made it so you can zoom in and out on a hole’s map, making it easier to hone in on exact distances.
Coming soon – 1.03 will allow you to select whether you want to see your distances in meters or yards, and display all distances in the correct format (for our international users!)
have ideas for a cool feature or improvement you’d like to see in the app? Let us know here
NoteCaddie Mobile Golf is a mobile application that makes taking notes on the golf course easy, intuitive, and efficient.
Know every line off the tee, where to avoid, when to club up. Track every break and undulation of every green, and learn when to get aggressive, and how to better manage the courses you play, for better scores.
Play every course like it’s your home course with NoteCaddie Mobile Golf! now in the iOS App Store
TaylorMade Golf announced on Monday that it has “mutually agreed” to release this year’s Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia, from the remaining years of his contract. A statement released by the company says, “Today, after a memorable 15-year partnership with Sergio Garcia, we have mutually agreed to a release from the remaining years of his TaylorMade contract,” the statement read. “It has been an honor to play a role in his performance throughout his career, including The Players Championship, 19 worldwide wins, Ryder Cup heroics and his 2017 Masters win. We congratulate Sergio on a career year and wish him all the best for the future.”
After leaving Titleist to join TaylorMade in 2003, the Spaniard has won 19 times internationally including the Players as well as this year’s Masters.
A spokesman for Adidas Golf told Golfweek that it looks forward to continuing its relationship with Garcia.
Speculation fueled by Garcia’s recent use of an Odyssey Toulon Design putter and Callaway wedges he is possibly going to sign with Callaway. Callaway was a good move for Phil Mickelson soon after his first major win. As a bonus for Sergio, Tiger Woods isn’t there…
Golf collecting includes many sub categories, such as, hickory shafted golf clubs, balls, books, tees, pencils, scorecards, ceramics, silver, art, programs, postcards, early golf magazines, and so many other categories. Signature golf ball collecting is one sub category of golf collecting, unlike many categories such as golf art, The Masters memorabilia, or golf antiques, the signature golf ball’s price range is very wide. With well over two thousand different signature golf balls made in the 20th century the diversity is wonderful and availability is high making it a fast growing hobby for many people. A recent online golf auction house sold a “Vardon Flyer” (the Harry Vardon signature ball) for $1298.35, and many other ball sell on eBay for only a few bucks, making the category attractive to many golf fans.
Collecting signature golf balls is more than just amassing sheer numbers of different balls, it gives the collector a starting point to explore the history of the game of golf. The signature golf ball has a history, the company who produced it, when it was in production, and the golfer who has their name on the ball. As you research the history of a single signature golf ball, you find not only, information on the player you also find out about how that golfer has influenced golf fans, golf equipment, and golf itself. You may even find a new favorite professional golfer.
The evolution of the golf ball can be seen through the history of signature golf balls. Featherie with the maker’s name marked on the leather of the late 1800s, the turn of the twentieth century gutty bramble patterned balls like the “Vardon Flyer.”
Great Lakes Golf Company made the mesh pattern Tommy Armour golf balls in 1930 and Worthington sold dimple pattern covers of vulcanized latex starting in 1934. The 1940s saw MacGregor producing the Byron Nelson signature golf ball and in the fifties, the Ben Hogan Brand was launched. The decade of peace, love, and harmony the sixties, with the invention of “DuPont Surlyn®,” ushered in the golf balls biggest leap since the gutty replaced the feather ball. The sixties could also be called “The Decade Signature Golf Ball” with players like Arnold palmer, Gary Player, Billy Casper, and Jack Nicklaus all having their names on millions of golf balls worldwide.
With signature golf balls made around the world, with endorsements of golfers from many different countries, the international appeal of collecting them is far reaching. With today’s high speed internet access, the global interest adds to the enjoyment of collecting and commutating with fellow collectors around the world. I personally have collecting contacts in all fifty states, Canada, England, Scotland, The Isle of Man, and Australia, showing the global attractiveness of the signature golf ball.
Signature golf balls are not golf balls autographed by professional players, they are imprinted with the golfer’s name or logo.
Categories of Signature Golf Balls
There are five main categories of Signature Golf Balls.
Endorsement of Touring Pro
Certain Golf Ball Manufacturing Companies
Commemorative Golf Balls
Endorsement of Touring Pro
Golf balls that were manufactured with the endorsement of touring professional golfers with the golfers name imprinted on the ball or in some cases, the packaging would have the players name and/or likeness printed on it.
Many Club Pros played custom golf balls with their names imprinted on them. Often the Club Pros golf balls would also be sold in the pro shop. This category can be the most confusing for collector’s with only a name on the ball and not much other information it can be difficult to confirm the persons identity, even with today’s information super highway… The “Club Pro” category is not my strong suit and I would like to ask for help in doing a write up about this most challenging genre of signature golf ball collecting.
Certain Golf Ball Manufacturing Companies
Some golf ball manufacturing companies golf balls are considered Signature Golf Balls mainly because of the roots of the company stem from a person with a great golf reputation. Such as Tommy Armour, Ben Hogan, Karsten Solheim of the Ping fame, and John Letters of Scotland.
Celebrities, persons from sports other than golf, astronauts, and even presidents, vice presidents, and other politicians. Bob Hope, Michael Jordan, Alan Shepard and President Dwight D. Eisenhower with his wonderful Spalding Dot “General Ike” are some excellent examples of the category.
Commemorative Golf Balls
Commemorative golf ball has often been produced to mark a special moment relating to golf or someone who has made significant contribution to the game. Commemorative golf balls include the Dunlop 65, commemorating Henry Cottons second round 65 at the 1934 British Open, the Payne Stewart Memorial Golf Tournament golf balls, and the Spalding “Moon Ball,” commemorating Commander Alan Shepard hitting the “the first golf ball on the moon.” Titleist and Nike have, both, sold commemorative golf ball a set marking wins By Tiger Woods. Callaway had the Arnold Palmer 50th anniversary at the Masters Golf balls.
CIMB Classic is a 72-hole stroke play event combining players from three official sanctioning bodies – the
PGA TOUR, the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Association of Malaysia (PGAM). The tournament, in its eighth year, brings together top players from the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup standings, top players from the Asian Tour order of Merit and top players from Malaysia. The tournament is held at TPC Kuala
Lumpur and is the only official FedExCup event on the PGA TOUR to be held in Southeast Asia with PGA TOUR members receiving official FedExCup points as part of the 2017-2018 PGA TOUR season. This is the fifth year that FedExCup points will be awarded at the event.
The title sponsor of the CIMB Classic is CIMB Group. CIMB Group is one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 9 out of 10 ASEAN nations. CIMB Group offers a full suite of financial services and related products; has a market capitalisation of approximately USD 14 billion as of 30 June 2017 and about 38,000 employees located in 15 countries. Read more about CIMB Group at www.cimb.com.
Callaway today announced it has extended its relationship with Phil Mickelson, solidifying the five-time major champion will play Callaway equipment for the remainder of his competitive playing career.
Since joining Callaway in 2004, Phil has won 21 of his 42 PGA Tour titles, including four of his five major championships.Read More
Nexbelt’s USA Buckle Treasure Hunt at The Presidents Cup could earn you a $500.00 Gift Certificate
(RANCHO CUCAMONGA) – Nexbelt®, “The Fastest Growing Belt in Golf”, announced today that a spectator attending The Presidents Cup, being held at New Jersey’s Liberty National Golf Course this week, will be wearing a “special” USA Buckle from Nexbelt (see image below), and if you’re theFIRST one to find and identify this person on site you will receive a $500.00 Gift Certificate to purchase product on their website www.Nexbelt.com.
Only one gift certificate will be awarded, so good luck!
“The USA Buckle Treasure Hunt is a fun way to celebrate the event and show our support of The U.S. Presidents Cup Team,” said Eddie Rowland, Co-Founder of Nexbelt. “I do want to warn spectators participating in this Treasure Hunt that there are going to be some “decoy buckles” out there, so it’s important to know exactly what this special USA Buckle looks like so you can identify the right one and win the $500.00 Gift Certificate. Other than that, let the Treasure Hunt begin and good luck to Team USA!”
Nexbelt is the “The Fastest Growing Belt In Golf”. Its team of Staff Professionals for 2017 includes PGA Tour Players, Jim Furyk, Kevin Na, Marc Leishman, William McGirt, Jason Bohn, Jarrod Lyle, Greg Chalmers and LPGA Tour Player Katie Burnett.
Nexbelt is known for its innovative technology and providing golfers with the maximum comfort and minimal adjusting. The unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit allows the wearer to adjust the belt in ¼ inch increments, providing the golfer with the best fit, feel, and fashion available.
Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering its customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available.
Nexbelt’s DRIVE Vision….
Deliver what we Promise with Integrity.
Retain the Human touch
Invest in Good People generously.
Value our Customers Unconditionally.
Embrace Change with Innovation.
Company Founders, Tom Hunsucker, and Eddie and Francis Rowland started Nexbelt in 2010 with a vision to reinvent the way Americans buy, sell and wear their belts. Tired of the old outdated pin/buckle system, they set their sights on creating a belt that would be both adjustable and highly fashionable at the same time. Out of this passion, Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes” was born.
Nexbelt®, Precise FitTM and “The Belt With No Holes”® are registered trademarks.
Come play in our Tuesday 6/6/6 2-ball game and get a Free Burger. $25 dollars for the game which pays each 6 hole 2-ball team low score, total team birdies and individual skins!!!! 5 total bets at $5 each
$20 GF for seniors and $22 GF for regulars (includes cart)
Sign up before 11am. Teams of 4 or 5 players picked by Captains