Press Release: Randy Henry Named Coach of Russian National Team – March 30, 2012


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March 30, 2012
 Randy Henry Named Coach of Russian National Team  
Maumee, Ohio — Forty year golf veteran Randy Henry, founder of Henry-Griffitts and consultant to aboutGolf, has been named coach of the Russian National Team. Randy also hosts his golf academy at the world famous Coeur d’ Alene Resort Golf Course.Randy Henry Henry will assemble a team of world-class instructors and specialists, as well as develop an instructional program for the Russian National Team. The team’s training will largely be done on aboutGolf’s golf performance technology products, including its aG Mobile and aG Balance Pro Tour. 
“Randy is uniquely qualified to prepare the Russian National Team for competition,” says Nikolay Afanasyev, Head of the RGA’s Sports Department. “He has a proven teaching philosophy and methodology, exceptional equipment knowledge, and familiarity with the most innovative teaching technology.”

“It is adistinct honor to coach the Russian National Team,” says Henry. “We have already begun the work of building a sustainable and competitive Russian Golf Program.”

Henry will coach the team of 20 golfers in Port St. Lucie, FL. as well as numerous others in the growth of the Russian National Team.

For more information on Randy go to his website www.RandyHenryGolf.comrga


About Russian National Team

The Russian Golf Association (RGA) has been developing and growing the game of golf in Russia for the past 20 years. It has a reputation as one of the strongest growing golf organizations in Europe, and continues to grow and build its program. The mission of the Russian Golf Association – develop and maintain a golf course in Russia, represent Russian golf, through participation and play in the international arena, to promote the education of future Russian champions. To learn more visit www.rusgolf.runew H-G logo


 About Henry-Griffits

Henry-Griffitts is the pioneer of dynamic club fitting and originator of the lie board, interchangeable heads and dynamic fitting, as well as the club-fitting cart. Dedicated to the symbiotic relationship between swing and equipment, Henry-Griffitts custom fits clubs through its national network of H-G Certified Teachers and then hand assembles those clubs to the tightest industry specifications. Henry-Griffitts was founded in 1983 by Randy Henry and Jim Griffitts, a pair of golf professionals who recognized that custom-fit golf clubs consistently enhance golfer performance. Learn more at

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About aboutGolf

aboutGolf is a world leader in golf simulator and golf performance technology. The more than 20-year-old, Ohio-based company is committed to developing and applying innovative, state-of-the-art technology to enhance and improve the game for golfers at every level. Its products, including PGA TOUR Simulators, aG Studio and Henry-Griffitts Custom Fit Golf Clubs, enable substantive learning and improvement in the game of golf. aboutGolf operates in all regions of the world, including Russia. Learn more at

aG Moblie is aboutGolf’s portable ball and club tracking technology powered by the same 3D, machine vision used in its PGA TOUR Simulators. The aG Balance Pro Tour is a portable dual-force plate technology that measures ground force reactions for the front/back and left/right of each foot through the swing and time synchronizes with ball and club performance data.


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About the Coeur d’ Alene Resort

The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort, located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in North Idaho and home to the world’s only floating, movable island golf green is a premier Northwest destination for discerning travelers.  The award winning resort golf course, set along the stunning alpine shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene has been honored with Golf Digest’s Five Star designation and Golf Magazine’s Gold Medal Award with regular appearances in all Resort Top 100 listings in America.

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For more information or questions about the Russian Team contact:

Randall Henry

Consultant to the RGA


Nikolay Afanasyev

Head of the RGA`s Sports Department


Mary Beth Lacy

ph: 760-346-6942 


Press Release: Tommy Hilfiger Announces Melissa Reid as Ambassador for Women’s Golf – March 29, 2012

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March 29, 2012


NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 29, 2012) – The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is whollyowned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to announce that British golfer Melissa Reid will serve as the ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger women’s golf line. The 24 year old, who placed second on the Ladies European Tour last year, will represent the brand by wearing select pieces from the women’s golf collection beginning with this season’s first LPGA Major Championship – the Kraft Nabisco Championship – to be held in Rancho Mirage, California on March 29th. Reid joins Keegan Bradley, the 2011 PGA Championship winner and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, as an ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger Golf.”I am excited to introduce Melissa Reid as the brand ambassador for our women’s golf collection,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “She is one of the most promising talents in the game today and a perfect representative of the classic, American, cool spirit of the Tommy Hilfiger brand.”

“I’m very excited to be wearing Tommy Hilfiger Golf on the Tour this year,” commented Melissa. “I’ve always loved the Tommy Hilfiger style and to be able to wear the clothing on the course will be great. They have a really wide selection of colors and styles that will work well for me both on and off the course.”

Mark Fletcher, President of Fletcher Leisure Group, the global licensee for the men’s and women’s Tommy Hilfiger golf lines, said “We are honored to have Melissa join the team. In just a few years, she has risen through the ranks and is widely recognized as one of the best emerging talents in the ladies’ game. Melissa has an excellent attitude and works very hard to achieve her goals. I have no doubt she will make us very proud.”

The Spring 2012 Tommy Hilfiger Golf collection is inspired by a preppy and energetic spirit that is at the core of the Tommy Hilfiger brand DNA. Adding a twist to signature classic American sensibility, the collection’s technical performance fabrics focus on style and fit. Through a license agreement with Fletcher Leisure Group, the men’s and women’s golf lines are available in the U.S., Canada and Europe at private and public golf clubs, golf specialty stores, sport specialty stores, resort accounts, and corporate accounts, as well as at

Targeting men and women golfers, the collections offer a wide selection of garments. The men’s collection consists of approximately 100 styles for men with expected retail prices ranging from $65/€60/£50 for short-sleeved polos to $120/€140/£115 for stylish outerwear options. The versatile women’s collection includes approximately 75 styles with expected retail prices ranging from $65/€60/£50 for bermudas and polos to $120/€140/£115 for knits and outerwear.


About The Tommy Hilfiger Group

With a premium lifestyle brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim, the Tommy Hilfiger Group is one of the world’s most recognized designer apparel groups. Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality menswear, womenswear, children’s apparel and denim collections. Through select licensees, the Group offers complementary lifestyle products such as sportswear for men, women and children; footwear; athletic apparel (golf, swim and sailing); bodywear (underwear, robes and sleepwear); eyewear; sunwear; watches; handbags; men’s tailored clothing; men’s dress furnishings; socks; small leather goods; fragrances; home and bedding products; bathroom accessories; and luggage. The Hilfiger Denim product line consists of jeanswear and footwear for men, women and children; bags; accessories; eyewear and fragrance. Merchandise under the Tommy Hilfiger brands is available to consumers worldwide through an extensive network of Tommy Hilfiger retail stores, leading specialty and department stores and other select retailers and retail channels.

About PVH Corp.

PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands, including Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.

About The Fletcher Leisure Group

Fletcher Leisure Group, based in Montreal, Quebec, is a company with 42 years of golf industry experience marketing multiple brands in Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK. Brands that make up the Fletcher portfolio include the Canadian distribution rights for Adams Golf and Sport Haley and wholly owned AUR and Sunice.


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aboutGolf – – March 28, 2012

aboutGolf Releases Ball Fitting App

aboutGolf, world leader in indoor golf simulator and golf performance technology, continues its mission to offer advanced game improvement technology with the introduction of Ball Smarts – an interactive and exclusive ball comparison application – to its exclusive golf equipment ensemble. Read More…


Martin Golf Apparel – – March 28, 2012

By Joey O’Connor

Dallas, TX – Golf industry icon Rick Martin, who returned to the business with his new company, Martin Golf Apparel, in 2011, is excited to announce Martin Golf Apparel’s new Fall 2012 collections. Read More…



Sunice – – February 9, 2012

The Sunice Hurricane Gore Tex X-Static and 2012 Range With Jonathan Brunet

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Jonathan Brunet from Sunice introduces the 2012 collection of golf apparel including the Gore Tex hurricane range with X-Static technology. 99.9% silver is woven through the liner fabric and being highly conductive, silver reflects body heat back in cold weather to keep you warm and conversely conducts heat away keeping you cool in hot weather. Also introduced is the Tornado with Flex Vent technology. Read More…


aboutGolf – – March 28, 2012

aboutGolf Releases Ball Fitting App

(Maumee, OH) – aboutGolf, world leader in indoor golf simulator and golf performance technology, continues its mission to offer advanced game improvement technology with the introduction of Ball Smarts – an interactive and exclusive ball comparison application – to its exclusive golf equipment ensemble.  Read More…


Henry-Griffitts – – March 27, 2012

10 Club Companies That Fly Under The Radar

Written by: John Duval
Here in the US, spring is approaching and some of us will be out to buy new clubs. Considering the beating the golf industry has been taking in a down economy, the major brands are still spending millions in advertising to get your business. Everybody knows about the big boys like TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, Cleveland and a few others who dominate the market, but there are many more companies out there that make great golf clubs. Here are just ten club companies that tend to fly under the radar. Read More… [Check out #6]

Butch Harmon – – January 24, 2012

Butch Harmon About Golf – Instructional DVD

Written by: Darren Ramowski

Butch Harmon, the world renowned golf instructor to many top names on the PGA TOUR and European TOUR, has announced the upcoming release of his comprehensive golf instructional two-DVD set titled “Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist.”

The DVD was filmed with the concept of paying attention to detail, thus it is a 2-disc set, 4 hours in length and laced with interviews with some of the greatest golfers of all time. Read More…


Press Release: Martin Golf Apparel Readies Fall 2012 Collections – March 28, 2012

Dallas, TX – Golf industry icon Rick Martin, who returned to the business with his new company, Martin Golf Apparel, in 2011, is excited to announce Martin Golf Apparel’s new Fall 2012 collections.

In keeping with Martin’s longtime philosophy of creating apparel that’s both traditional and timeless, the Fall 2012 Martin Golf Apparel collections will continue the company’s focus on not only natural fibers, but what Martin calls “natural colors” as well. “The Martin Golf Apparel color palette is something I’ve developed over a lifetime of experience in the apparel business,” says Martin, “and I’m proud that focus on traditional colors, as opposed to trendy ones, is among the things I’m known for.”Fall (5) Martin Golf

For Martin, too much modern golf apparel has strayed from the traditional path to which he adheres. “I remember watching last year’s U.S. Open, looking at the tour players competing for the win, and being struck by the contrived look of their outfits,” recalls Martin. “The outfits had such a ‘costume’ feel, and also a stifling uniformity. Each piece was clearly designed to be worn only with pieces from the same collection. It’s great for TV but not my foursome.”

“My idea of golf fashion is rooted in watching legends like Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan – gentlemen who always looked well put together, but never contrived. To that end, my goal is to create elegant, stylish but versatile garments that are related, but can be worn with anything. This, in addition to my commitment to using only natural fibers – no synthetics, no pieced-together garments – is one of the cornerstones of what Martin Golf Apparel is all about.”

Martin Golf Apparel’s Fall 2012 collections embody the philosophy that led Martin to launch the company. The Essentials Collection makes use of the company’s entire color palette, bringing to the golf apparel marketplace a variety of knits and sweaters that truly live up to the Martin Golf Apparel philosophy, “as Timeless as the Game.” The Timeless Elements Collection offers items in a more specialized, yet still broad, range of colors. fall collection (6)

The three remaining Fall 2012 collections are perfect illustrations of Martin Golf Apparel’s ability and commitment to blend timelessness and tradition. The British Regimental Collection, for example, employs a color palette inspired by vintage British military uniforms, backed up by and blended with distinctive clarifying colors and used in the service of modern yet timeless golf apparel. In keeping with Martin’s commitment to ensuring that no garment in the Fall 2012 line is restricted to its own collection, Martin takes special pride in the way pieces from the British Regimental collection can be paired with those of the Charcoal Classics Collection. This collection features many of the same colors as the British Regimental line, but highlights them with Light and Dark Charcoal shades to create the sort of bold yet natural contrast that is a hallmark of Martin Golf Apparel. Finally, the Vineyard Collection specializes in what Martin calls “earthy” tones.

To ensure that Martin Golf Apparel reaches a select customer base of discerning golfers, these collections – like all Martin Golf Apparel – is sold exclusively at golf clubs. “To be honest,” says Martin, “I don’t pay much attention to the competition in the marketplace, because I believe Martin Golf Apparel is in a very specific niche all its own. With our commitment to tradition, all-natural fibers and colors, and selling exclusively in just the finest private golf clubs, we’re ensuring that our customers can benefit from the latest results of our ongoing quest for perfection – results that truly live up to the standards of my product design that being ‘as Timeless As The Game’.”

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Press Release: Butch Harmon DVD – March 28, 2012


March 28, 2012






LAS VEGAS, Nevada – With Spring approaching fast, the golf season is officially under way. To help get your game ready for the coming season, Butch Harmon, the world renowned golf instructor to many top names on the PGA TOUR and European TOUR, has released his comprehensive golf instructional two-DVD set titled “Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist.Butch cover art

The two-DVD set features 57 chapters containing more than 250 specific tips, totaling over four hours of instruction from the man voted #1 in Golf Digest’s annual ranking of America’s Best Teachers for the past 11 consecutive years.

Also included in the DVD is footage from the golf professionals who benefited from Harmon’s instruction, such as Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods.

“I have worked with some of the greatest players in golf, and I am proud of the success they have had while working with me. However, I created this DVD for the thousands of golfers that I will never have a chance to try and help,” says Harmon.

Those players who have worked with Harmon all agree that the keys to his success are his keen eye for the strengths and weaknesses of each individual player’s swing; his comprehensive understanding of the game; his ability to communicate with the golfer; his enthusiasm for his players to succeed; and his relationship and rapport with his players, making their work about teamwork rather than individual accomplishment.

The “Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist” DVD set is sponsored by Titleist, Winn Grips, Rolex, Golf Digest and JMA and is available for $79.95 on-line at Start the 2012 golf season off right: Get your game in shape and order today.

About Butch Harmon:

The son of 1948 Masters champion Claude Harmon, Butch Harmon has been involved in the golf arena for over 40 years. He was a PGA Tour player from 1969 to 1971, with one win – the 1971 Broome County Open – to his name on the Tour. He became best-known, however, through his work as a teacher and instructor, beginning with Greg Norman in the early 1990s followed by a ten year association with Tiger Woods from 1993 to 2004. Since his early experience with Norman, he has worked with more than 100 PGA, LPGA, and European Tour players, including 21 Major winners and recent former Official World Golf Rankings number one Lee Westwood. The Butch Harmon School of Golf currently has five signature locations throughout the United States, Macau, and Dubai, and is one of the top golf academies in the world. The signature locations include Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada, Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Florida, Loon Golf Club in Gaylord, Michigan and international locations in Macau and Dubai.


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