Press Release: Honma Golf Medals In The 2017 Hot List

                                                                                         

NEWS RELEASE

February 2, 2017

Honma Golf Medals In The 2017 Hot List

HARBOR CITY, CA – HONMA GOLF U.S., LTD., a global leader in golf equipment craftsmanship and innovation, is extremely pleased to announce that Golf Digest has awarded HONMA’s new TOUR WORLD TW737 Series with three Silver medals in the 2017 HOT LIST.

Silver Medal Winners

HONMA TOUR WORLD TW737 Fairway Wood

HONMA TOUR WORLD TW737 Fairway Wood – Compact Model

HONMA TOUR WORLD TW737P Irons

“We’re extremely proud of the fact that our TOUR WORLD TW737 Series earned Silver medals in our very first entry into Golf Digest’s HOT LIST,” said Adam Sheldon, General Manager of HONMA Golf – U.S.A. “We’ve been making great strides to grow HONMA’s presence here in the U.S., and more great things are on the horizon. The fact that HONMA Golf is such a new brand here in the U.S., coupled with this being our first endeavor in the HOT LIST, makes the accomplishment of being featured and medaling in such an exclusive issue of Golf Digest even more rewarding for our team.”

For more information on HONMA GOLF and their products, please visit: www.HONMAGOLFUSA.com

About HONMA Golf:

Founded in 1959, HONMA Golf is one of golf’s most prestigious, iconic and storied brands in the market. Synonymous with intricate craftsmanship, dedication to performance excellence and distinguished product quality, HONMA Golf’s mission is to create aspiring, accessible golf products that combine exquisite quality with outstanding performance. The company’s founders were craftsmen who passionately viewed making golf clubs as an art form. Today, HONMA Golf remains committed to a craftsmanship heritage that embodies pride in its legacy and products, a relen tless pursuit of perfection, and perseverance toward achieving the highest design and manufacturing standards.

Quality golf clubs at unreal prices. “Pull the Pin!”
Quality golf clubs at unreal prices. “Pull the Pin!”

 

Rocco Mediate Signs with Vertical Groove Golf @vertgolf @RoccoMediate

Vertical Groove Golf must have something good over there, John Daly and now Rocco Mediate. We will keep an eye on Vertical Groove Golf.

 

For Immediate Release

Rocco Mediate Signs with Vertical Groove Golf; 2016 Sr. PGA Champion

To Use New Vertical Groove Driver on PGA TOUR Champions

 

Boston, MA … January 17, 2017 … 2016 Sr. PGA Champion, Rocco Mediate, has signed a multi-year deal with Vertical Groove Golf, LLC, and will now tee off with the Vertical Groove Driver when competing on the PGA TOUR Champions and other professional golf tournaments in 2017, and beyond.  This news comes on the heels of Vertical Groove Golf’s recent signing of two-time Major Champion, John Daly.

As part of his agreement with Vertical Groove Golf, Mediate will serve as a Global Ambassador for the Company, while sporting the Vertical Groove Golf logo on his left shirt collar.

The Vertical Groove Driver, which conforms to the Rules of Golf, is the only golf club innovation to enter the market featuring vertical groove technology on the club face. The Vertical Groove Driver technology reduces side spin at impact, leading to 40% straighter ball flight on average, while also generating greater energy at impact, resulting in a stronger forward roll and increased driving distance.

“I’ve tested the Vertical Groove Driver extensively and I am very happy with how it performs off the tee,” said Mediate.  “I am excited to put the driver into play on tour and I look forward to a truly successful partnership with Vertical Groove Golf.”

Mediate, 53, who owns 13 professional victories, captured his first major championship in 2016 when he holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie on the par-3 17th to secure a record-setting, wire-to-wire victory in the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

“Rocco is one of the most popular players in the game today and has enjoyed a great career on tour, especially in adding a Sr. PGA Championship to his portfolio of professional victories,” said Jeff Barry, Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Groove Golf, LLC.  “As a tremendous ambassador of the sport, we are thrilled to have Rocco join the Vertical Groove Golf family and showcase the performance benefits of our driver each week on tour.”

 

The 450cc Vertical Groove Driver, which is available in both right and left handed models, is offered in 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degree lofts, and features a full range of Aldila premium grade, tour-proven aftermarket NV2K series shafts as standard.  The available flexes include: 45 gram L (Ladies), 50 gram A (Senior), 55 gram R (Regular), 65 gram S (Stiff) and 65 gram X (Extra-stiff).   At a length of 45.75 inches, the Vertical Groove Driver provides an optimum launch angle while maximizing carry distance and ball speed for many players. It is equipped with Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips in standard, midsize and oversize models.  Alternative shaft options from Fujikura, Mitsubishi and Aldila also will be available. Suggested retail price of the Vertical Groove Driver is $399.99.

 

More information on the Vertical Groove Driver is available at www.vertgolf.com or via social media profiles on Facebook and YouTube at Vertical Groove Golf, and @vertgolf on Twitter.

 

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Vertical Groove Golf, LLC

Vertical Groove Golf, LLC is the golf industry’s newest original equipment manufacturer, and the first company to bring to market a golf club with vertical grooves on the club face. Backed by extensive testing from the leading independent testing facility in golf, the driver is proven to deliver better accuracy and greater distance off the tee. Guided by a leadership team comprised of accomplished business executives, and complemented by veteran golf equipment design and marketing experts, the Company’s Headquarters is located in Boston, MA, with its manufacturing facility based in Jupiter, FL. For more information on Vertical Groove Golf, please visit www.vertgolf.com.

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Review: The Yeti Golf Albino Driver @YetiGolf

An Independent Golf Company

Yeti Golf was started by John Kelly, a long drive competitor and businessman who wanted to offer a “reasonably priced, high quality clubhead.” With their initial offering, the Original Yeti Driver head, Yeti was off and running. The 460cc Albino driver head was designed and introduced.

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The First Look

The Yeti Golf Albino Driver has a white finish on the crown and the sole has the unmistakable logo along with white, orange, and black markings.

The Driving Range

The Albino Driver (10 deg) from a tee produced good distance while keeping shots straight.

The Yeti Golf Albino Driver

On the Golf Course

The Albino Driver (10 deg) from the tee box performed well with the straight ball flight. At address, looking down on the club’s white crown and the quality components gives a sense confidence with each drive.

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The Bottom Line

Supporting small companies is one thing we pride ourselves on here at TheGolfBallGuy.com and it is always nice to find an independent guy like John Kelly who goes for it and produces a winning product. Yeti Golf also gets our “Best Logo” award for that way cool orange and green moniker. Before you go drop $499 on a driver contact Yeti Golf and let them know what you are looking for and they just may save you some green getting to the green.

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Sergio Garcia What’s In the Bag? #WITB

See what Sergio is playing at the 2016 Northern Trust Open.

Driver:

TaylorMade M1 460 with 9.5゚ loft

Sergio Garcia What’s In the Bag Driver

TaylorMade’s longest driver, the M1 has a multi-material construction featuring an ultra-thin, ultra-light and high-strength carbon composite crown – that unlocks breakthroughs in distance, playability, and feel for all golfers.

Fairway Wood:

TaylorMade M1 3 wood with 15゚ loft and 5 wood with 19゚ loft.

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TaylorMade’s first Carbon Crown Fairway lowers CG for optimal launch conditions. 30g (two at 15g) of sliding weight allows golfers to personalize trajectory to maximize performance and consistency.

Irons:

TaylorMade PSi Tour (3-PW)

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The PSi Tour irons were created using direct input from TaylorMade’s Tour players. Our design is uncompromising in delivering the specific look, sound, and performance demanded by the best players

Wedges:

TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF Tour Grind (52゚ and 56゚)

Sergio Garcia What’s In the Bag Wedge

Electroformed nickel cobalt grooves provide long lasting spin.

Putter:

TaylorMade Monte Carlo Prototype with a SuperStroke Midnight Pistol GT 1.0 with Counter Core

Putter photos by GolfWRX – Feb 18, 2016

Ball:

TaylorMade Tour Preferred X Golf Balls MyNumber #10

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TaylorMade’s close connection with Tour professionals is based on respect and trust. We respect their input, and they trust our ability to use it to create the best performing clubs and balls for players of their caliber.

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Golf Quote of the Day

I’ve always felt I should do things 100 percent or not do them. It’s all or nothing. That’s what makes me a good athlete – doing things with all the ‘ganas’ (desire) I can.

-Sergio Garcia

The Old Golf Ball of the Day

Sergio Garcia’s personal logoed tournament use golf ball.

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The MawGrip Case @GolfGripCover

One of my favorite things in golf is the 7:00 a.m. tee time when the course isMaw Grip 7 silent, still, and covered with morning dew. That is until my putter grip gets cover with condensation and wet sand from laying it down at the first green. Well the MawGrip golf grip cover can help make that dew soaked golf course more fun by keep your grips clean and dry.

Good and Easy

Maw Grip 1The MawGrip is a golf club grip cover that simply slips onto the grip end of the golf clubs to protect them from being exposed to wet grass, sand, and even rain. The cover clips on the golf bag for easy access. Made from top quality materials and substantial stitching, the MawGrip case is will made and designed to last.  The cover is available in four colors, giving you options to match your bag for a professional look. Two sizes are offered, the MawGrip fits all of the clubs in your bag and the “Biggy” fit the popular oversized putter grip perfectly.

The Bottom Line

You won’t find an easier to use golf club grip cover on the market.  I believe the MawGrip case to be one of the most useful golf accessories that I have ever used. Give it a try for yourself.

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What MawGrip Says

Keep Your Grips Dry!!!!

This new product is a removable water resistant rain cover for your oversized putter grips

  • Thin Cell Neoprene
  • Bag Attachment Clasp
  • Attaches Quickly and Easily
  • Extends Life of the Grip
  • Easy to find if left behind
  • Better Golf Scores !!

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Photos courtesy of MawGrip.

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Kick X Golf Blast Driveway 12.5° @KickXGolf

“Not a Driver or a Fairway… It’s the Blast DriveWay”

The Blast Driveway is a “Fairway-Driver Hybrid” that has the control of a fairwayKick X Golf Blast Driveway 3 wood and the distance of a driver. The Blast Driveway is from Kick X Golf the same company that makes the Tour-Z golf ball.

According to KickXGolf.com, the Blast Driveway has dual Compression Cavity Technology (CCT) generating maximum power off the club face for incredible distance and precision control.

IMG_8062Unlike “spring” effect club designs, the Blast Driveway employs two specialized cavities at the crown and sole of the club head that compress the initial energy created at impact.

As the ball launches off of the club face the cavities instantaneously re-release the energy as a “perfectly balanced distribution of power and precision back to the ball” supplying distance and unparalleled control.

  • Compression Cavity Technology (CCT)
  • Lower Center of Gravity
  • Enhanced Sweet Spot
  • Precision Control – More Accurate than a Driver
  • Maximum Distance – Longer than a 3-Wood

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The First Look

The Blast Driveway has a 100% titanium driver like body with a white finish on the crown and the club face is a little deeper than a #3 wood. A Grafalloy shaft painted bright orange with very few markings holds the matching velvet style grip. The headcover is fashioned to resemble a boxing glove that is fun and functional. It is certainly unlike any other club in the bag but I sure, it will find its place.

Kick X Golf Blast Driveway (99)

 

The Driving Range

The Blast Driveway from a tee produced less distance the driver but it was easier to keep shots straight. From the turf, the Blast Driveway out preformed the driver in distance and control. In compassion to the #3 fairway wood, the Blast Driveway was noticeably longer from the tee and the ground. When the ball is hit on the sweet spot, the club has an particularly loud “clank,” leaving no doubt, when the ball was hit clean.

 

On the Golf Course

The Blast Driveway from the tee box performed well with the straight ball flight Kick X Golf Blast Driveway (5)making up for the loss of distance. At address, looking down on the club gives a sense confidence with its white crown and the quality components. When played from the fairway and the first cut of rough the Blast Driveway was in its element, long and straight. The club head has no trouble sliding through the grass without digging into the ground. Getting ball up in the air is effortless from the fairway and short rough.

The Bottom Line

There are many golf holes that weekend golfers should never use the driver on,Blast_Driveway_BLK_006 holes with narrow fairways, holes with trouble to the right, and doglegs with deep bunkers. These types of holes are where the Blast Driveway would be helpful. I believe the Kick X Golf Blast Driveway Fairway-Driver Hybrid can replace the driver altogether for many players. With the white crown, orange shaft, and black grip the club is will designed in both form and function. The sound made by on center hits is the only drawback I found when using the Driveway. The Blast Driveway is like a driver you can hit from the fairway and that alone makes it worth trying.

 

-TheGolfBallGuy

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Photos from Kick X Golf

Kick X Golf Blast Driveway Review

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Yeti Golf, a First Look @YetiGolf

In 2010 long drive competitor, John Kelly started the Yeti Golf Company with the idea of supplying high quality affordable golf clubheads.

The Original Yeti driver head is available in 5.5, 7, 8, and 10.5 degree lofts.

Original Yeti Driver Head

The new Yeti Golf Albino Driver Head  offers loft options of 8.5 and 10 degree.

Albino Driver Head
Albino Driver Head

See our review of the Yeti Golf Albino driver coming soon.

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