Press Release: Nikon Sport Optics @NikonUSA

Nikon Introduces the World’s First Vibration Reduction Golf Laser Rangefinders*


Melville, NY (October 6, 2016) – Nikon Sport Optics has officially announced the release of its revolutionary new products, the COOLSHOT 80i VR and COOLSHOT 80 VR Golf Laser Rangefinders.  Featuring Nikon’s optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Technology, the COOLSHOT 80i/80 VR are the world’s first laser rangefinders to compensate for the human body’s physical inability to be completely still.  COOLSHOT 80i/80 VR Laser Rangefinders enable golfers to literally “Become Unshakable.”

The COOLSHOT 80i/80 VR represent a major step in golfing technology by helping alleviate the effects that cold, wind, unbalanced position, physical exertion or just plain-old tournament pressure can have on a golfer.  Nikon’s optical VR technology reduces the effect of external vibrations caused by inadvertent hand movements while ranging distant objects.  For golfers, this means the target mark on the rangefinder remains stable, even when the body of the rangefinder is being moved.  Not only does this provide the user with a steady image, it also stabilizes the activated laser, allowing it to maintain greater alignment for enhanced measurement performance.

Employing Nikon’s optical VR (Vibration Reduction) system, vibrations of the image in the viewfinder caused by hand movement are reduced**, while simultaneously aligning the viewed image with the activated laser beam.  Because you can direct the laser onto the target faster and more easily, the ease of measurement to a small subject is greatly improved; all achieved by Nikon’s original technologies that are a fusion of VR technology and high-performance measurement function.

The optical VR Function begins immediately when the laser rangefinder is on, meaning there is no extra time spent trying to toggle between settings.  Holding down the ranging button allows the user to continuously scan for 8 seconds.  A fast measurement is received (in approximately half a second), regardless of the distance, thanks to Nikon’s HYPER READ technology.  COOLSHOT 80i/80 VR have an effective measurement range of 8-1000 yards and display measurements in .1-yard increments.

Both models feature Nikon’s new LOCKED ON Technology and employ the First Target priority mode.  These features give golfers confidence when measuring overlapping subjects such as a flagstick with trees in the background, to ascertain that when the LOCKED ON sign appears, golfers know that they are reading the distance of the target closer to them. 

“The new COOLSHOT 80 VR and 80i VR rangefinders are some of the most exciting new products of Nikon’s recent releases.  Not only does this make it easier for golfers to range the flagstick and other objects, we are able to offer them at a price point that doesn’t break the bank.  We strive to make practical advances in the golfing industry and this is just the beginning of some exciting new things golfers can expect from Nikon,” said Randy Garrison, Associate General Manager at Nikon Sport Optics. 

COOLSHOT 80i/80 VR Laser Rangefinders feature a quality 6x monocular for a bright, crisp sighting and boast an uncluttered display.  COOLSHOT 80i VR features Nikon’s ID (Incline/Decline) Technology to compensate for uphill or downhill slope  This feature can also be disabled to become USGA compliant for tournament use.

Not only do the COOLSHOT 80i/80 VR come in a compact and lightweight body, they are also rubber armored for a sure grip and waterproof for those unexpected wet conditions (battery chamber is rainproof). The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the COOLSHOT 80i VR is $449.95 and the COOLSHOT 80 VR is $399.95.

* As of September 5, 2016, among dedicated golfing rangefinders that have already been released.  Researched by Nikon Vision.


** The effect of Vibration Reduction: Vibrations of the image in the viewfinder caused by hand movement are reduced by approx. 80% (1/5 or less without VR function based on Nikon’s measurement standards).

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of, Binoculars, Fieldscopes and Laser Rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687.

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SelfieGOLF | SelfieSPINNER: The Best Gift for Golfers @SelfieGolfUSA ‏@kickstarter ‏

We love new golf stuff, so thanks to the folks at SelfieGOLF for bringing us the next big idea for your golf bag. The SelfieSPINNER a multi tool for golf.

Take a look at the awesome Kickstarter and get in on the fun. 

“A revolutionary way to film and record your golf swing | The first multi-functional fidget spinner divot tool for golfers.”

Review: Cure Putter CX1 @Cure Putter

Jerry Kelly and me love our Cure CX1 putters and here’s why.

Here’s Why I Love It

At Address

The CX1 putter has a simple classic alignment marks and a forward shaft placement. For an adjustable putter there is distracting markings or unnecessary spider legs to deal with.

The Flexibility

The CX1 has tungsten weight inserts in the heel and toe for very high MOI and 42g of weight adjustability through 6 removable screw in weights.

At Impact

The CX1 is unbelievably stable and forgiving. The milled face gets the ball rolling forward with ease.


The Price

At $299.95 the Cure CX1 is in line with other brands in the top quality, pro line putter market. They even offer a trade-in program to help get your next favorite putter.

The Bottom Line

The Cure CX1 Putter took less than an hour to get adjusted to my stroke. I have replaced my Ping Anser with the Cure CX1 and haven’t looked back. Cure offers a 30 money back guarantee so you only have three putt bogies to loose.


Here’s Why Jerry Kelly Loves It

“Since his recent switch to a Cure CX1 putter, Kelly has won twice and improved by 5.124 putts per green in regulation per tournament.”

From Cure Putter

“The Award Winning Cure Classic Series CX1 is back for 2017 with a sleek new look and improved feel at impact. The CX1 delivers the incredible stability and forgiveness of a High MOI mallet in a visually stunning, traditional blade style putter.

Precision milled in the USA, the CX1 is just slightly oversized (5” blade length) with tungsten weight inserts in the heel and toe for extremely High MOI, plus 42g of weight adjustability via 6 removable weights. With a higher center of gravity, lower loft and deeper face that impacts the ball at the equator, the CX1 deliver a superior roll – getting the ball rolling sooner, helping it stay on the intended line.

The CX1 combines the performance advantages of a Higher MOI mallet with the simple, clean appearance of a blade – It’s the best of both worlds!

Available Heel or Center Shafted, R /L handed in standard lengths”


Head 5″  Precision Milled Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Face Spiral Milled
Weight Range 334 – 376 grams
MOI Range 6,400 – 7,200 g/cm2
Lie Angle 70º
Loft 2.
Sole Curved
Alignment Single Line / Flange
Hand Available Right or Left handed
Shaft Heel Shaft or Center Shaft

33″, 34″, 35″ – *Please Call for Custom Lengths



Review: Cleveland CBX Wedge

Hitting an off center shot with a blade long iron will always miss its intended target, the short game can suffer a similar fate when we double digits use a PW designed for professional golfers. Most of the golfing public use cavity back irons because they are much more forgiving them muscle back blades.

The premium wedge market has long been blade only, until now, Cleveland Golf has stepped up to fill the ‘gap’ in the wedge world with the CBX line of cavity back wedges.


-Cleveland Golf

At Address

The 56゚ CBX has a larger face than most wedges we’ve tested but certainly has an attractive profile that adds confidence when over the ball.

At Impact

Cleveland CBX wedge feels solid and firm from a huge face and is surprisingly soft for a club with such a large cavity. Off center hits can be felt but do not ring your bell.

The Flexibility

The wide Dual-V sole grind makes the CBX wedge ideal for hitting from bunker and the rough. The narrower heel permits the clubface to be opened up for flop shots and other situation that require a little finesse.

The Performance

The ball flight has a high trajectory most of us need. The CBX features Cleveland’s Rotex Face that helps produce more spin and greenside control.  The CBX wedges are the answer to the ubiquitous cavity back wedges found in most iron sets. This wedge has everything the average golfer needs to help improve their game.

The Bottom Line

After playing the 56゚ model for a few weeks, using the Srixon Q Start golf ball, we believe Cleveland has designed a literal game changer for the recreational golfer with the CBX line of wedges. These clubs will outperform your stock cavity backed wedges and help you put the ball on the green.



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Press Release: TaylorMade Golf #WITB

Team TaylorMade’s Justin Rose Goes Back-to-Back, Claims Turkish Open in Thrilling Finish

Powered by a bag filled with TaylorMade clubs and golf ball, Rose comes from 9 shots back after 36, birdies 72nd hole to claim second title in as many weeks to close gap on Race to Dubai leader.

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“[Winning] is like a bus. You wait ages for one and then two turn up at once.”

Justin Rose, on his back-to-back victories

What You Need To Know:

– Rose’s victory is the 30th on worldwide tours for TaylorMade’s new ’17 drivers, far outpacing the next closest manufacturer.

– This wa this season for the new TP5/TP5X ball. Dustin Johnson, Si-Woo Kim, Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele have also won this year with the new golf ball.

– The win is Rose’s tenth victory on the European Tour and elevates him to second in the season-long Race to Dubai standings.

– Rose plays a P Series combo set with a P790 4-iron and 5-PW in the P730 “Rose Proto”. His shafts are KBS Tour C-Taper 125S+

– With the win, Rose becomes just the third player to win a WGC event and then then win again the following week.

– Rose now has a Rolex Series title to add to his U.S. Open, Olympic Gold medal and his two WGC wins. 


For more on Justin Rose, visit the Tour page at TaylorMade

Justin Rose’s WiTB at the Turkish Open:

– M1 2017 Driver / 9.5* / TPT

– M2 2016 Fairway / 15* / MCA Tensei CK Pro Orange 80TX

– M1 2016 Fairway / 19* / MCA Tensei CK Pro Orange 80TX

– P790 (4 iron) / KBS Tour C-Taper 125S+

– P730 “Rose Proto” / 5-PW/ KBS Tour C-Taper 125S+

– Milled Grind Wedges / 52-09, 56-12 & 60-10) / KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135X

– TP Red Ardmore 2, double-bend hosel

2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open #SHCO17

2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Tour Info


2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
PGA Tour
Leaderboard Top 20

Pos Player Playoff Total
1 P. Cantlay 9 -9
T2 W. Kim 11 -9
T2 A. Čejka 10 -9
T4 P. Kizzire -8
T4 C. Hadley -8
T4 J. T. Poston -8
T7 B. DeChambeau -7
T7 B. Hossler -7
T7 T. Hoge -7
T10 W. McGirt -6
T10 A. McInerney -6
T10 A. Baddeley -6
T10 G. McDowell -6
T10 J. J. Spaun -6
T10 A. Kang -6
T16 T. Finau -5
T16 T. Gooch -5
T18 C. Hoffman -4
T18 G. Woodland -4
T20 A. Schenk -3
T20 K. Chappell -3
T20 L. List -3
T20 J. Kokrak -3
T20 A. Cook -3
T20 W. Simpson -3
T20 B. Harkins -3
T20 R. Blaum -3
T20 S. Jäger -3
T20 T. Mullinax -3
T20 R. Armour -3
T20 S. Burns -3

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Press Release: XXIO Golf, the new XXIO X Line @Official_XXIO

XXIO Announces XXIO X, the Tenth Generation of XXIO Woods and Irons: Experience Easier Distance

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Nov. 1, 2017 — XXIO® has announced the new XXIO X product lineup, the tenth generation of their flagship woods and irons. XXIO X (pronounced ZEK-si-oh ten) features the new True-Focus Impact Technology, which combines a larger sweet spot with a shaft that helps golfers find the face-center more often so moderate swing speed golfers can experience easier distance.


XXIO is one of the world’s fastest growing premium golf equipment manufacturers. With the highest quality materials and revolutionary technologies, XXIO products are painstakingly crafted for the discerning golfer with a moderate swing speed.

 “We build golf clubs differently than any other manufacturer,” said Chuck Thiry, Vice President of XXIO’s North America headquarters. “XXIO equipment is lightweight and easy-to-swing. Each club features custom-made shafts and grips, ensuring that every component actively helps moderate swing speed golfers get more distance and more control.

 “XXIO X takes this philosophy to the next level,” said Thiry. “The innovative shaft and head technologies in these clubs will actually help a moderate swing speed golfer improve their swing with more consistency and a tighter impact pattern.”

 XXIO X is extremely lightweight compared to average golf equipment. With lighter components and a higher balance point, XXIO X’s Low Swing MOI helps increase club head and ball speed without requiring any swing changes.

 The new True-Focus Impact Technology—the engine that drives every XXIO X club—is a combination of two innovations: Smart Impact Shaft and Hi-Energy Impact Head. Together, these two features increase a moderate swing speed golfer’s chances of finding the sweet spot from 58 percent to 68 percent.


XXIO engineers observed moderate swing speed golfers and measured strong centrifugal forces that pull those golfers off-balance throughout their swing. The Smart Impact Shaft was made with a unique flex profile that works to reduce those forces, resulting in more consistency and a 28 percent tighter impact pattern.


When developing the Hi-Energy Impact Head, XXIO mapped moderate swing speed impact patterns and found that most mishits are on the toe or low on the heel. To help golfers hit the sweet spot more often, XXIO X features increased COR in those specific areas. This produced the highest effective COR of any XXIO driver with the largest sweet spot in XXIO history.


XXIO X Woods Key Technologies:

·         Increased COR in the most common impact locations for more distance

·         High-density rear weight improves center of gravity location for a higher launch

·         Thin, lightweight titanium crown redistributes weight for increased forgiveness


XXIO X Irons Key Technologies:

·         Tungsten nickel sole weights positioned low and deep produce a higher launch

·         Progressive weight shapes optimize performance for each loft

·         Titanium face construction creates a larger sweet spot with higher ball speeds


XXIO X Clubs Include:

·         Driver, $649.99 MAP

·         Fairway Woods, $399.99 MAP

·         Hybrids, $299.99 MAP

·         Irons, Graphite $200.00/each MAP

·         Irons, Steel $160.00/each MAP

XXIO X Woods and Irons will be available in North America starting on Dec. 9, 2017


To learn more about XXIO X, visit the newly redesigned

News from TaylorMade Golf #WITB

Team TaylorMade’s Justin Rose Mounts Improbable Comeback to Capture WGC-HSBC Champions

Powered by a bag filled with TaylorMade clubs and golf ball, Rose cards final round 67 to erase 8-shot deficit, matches the third-largest comeback victory in PGA TOUR history.

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What You Need To Know:

Rose’s victory is the 29th on worldwide tours for TaylorMade’s new ’17 drivers, far outpacing the next closest manufacturer. This was the ninth win this season for the new TP5/TP5X ball. Dustin Johnson, Si-Woo Kim, Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele have also won this year with the new golf ball. The win is Rose’s eighth victory on the PGA TOUR. The eight-stroke deficit to claim victory is a career-best for Rose and a World Golf Championships record. Rose plays a combo set with a P790 4-iron and 5-PW in the P730 “Rose Proto”. His shafts are KBS Tour C-Taper 125S+. Rose’s victory is his second World Golf Championships win for Rose, who also won the 2012 Mexico Championship


For more on Justin Rose, visit the Tour page at

Justin Rose’s WITB at the HSBC-Champions:

Hideki Matsuyama to Play Golf with U.S. President Donald Trump

Hideki Matsuyama has accepted an invitation to play golf with President Donald Trump next week, but claimed he had initially hesitated, fearing that he “wasn’t good enough”.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 05: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan celebrates after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth playoff hole at TPC Scottsdale on February 5, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The world No 4 will join Trump and the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, at Kasumigaseki country club, the course for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic golf composition.

Matsuyama said he had been surprised by the invite, but he has accepted the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”. “I wasn’t sure if I’d be good enough,” he was quoted as saying by Kyodo news agency while defending his WGC series title in Shanghai. “I hope to have fun so the day will be engraved on my memory. And I’ll do my best not to lose.”

The top Japanese golfer will join a list of professional golfers to have played golf with the president, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the women’s world No 3, Lexi Thompson.