PowerBilt – DFX Driver Featured on GolfWRX.com

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Antigua 2014 Performance Golf Apparel Reviewed on PluggedInGolf.com

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PowerBilt Air Force Once DFX Driver Featured in Golf Digest Stix

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Miura Golf Reacts To High Demand For Passing Point 9003 Straight Neck Irons

For Immediate Release

February 26, 2014

 

Miura Golf Reacts To High Demand For Passing Point 9003

Straight Neck Irons 

In response to golfer demand, Miura Golf has increased production of its special Passing Point 9003 Straight Neck iron. New sets are now in stock and on their way to Miura dealers worldwide.

The Passing Point 9003 Straight Neck, like its sister model, the “regular” Passing Point 9003, offers golfers forged feel — the famous Miura Purity of the Strike — plus the benefits of perimeter weighting and a slightly wider sole. The SN model has less offset, so the players who prefer that look, or who don’t need substantial offset to get the flight they want, will have just enough and not too much.

“Initially, we weren’t intending to make a straight-neck model,” said Adam Barr, president of Miura. “But the 9003 was so popular with so many players because it’s very easy to hit and has a great flight. When some of those new 9003 players talked with us about their flight preferences, we knew there was a class of 9003 lovers who didn’t want or need all the offset of the original.  So we began to make a less-offset version, and that became the Passing Point 9003 Straight Neck.

“We sold out the initial run so quickly that we thought we’d better make more,” Barr said.

Both models of Passing Point 9003s provide marvelous forged feel, thanks to Miura’s insistence on fine-grain, void-free steel in its clubheads. The cavity in all 9003s is carefully engineered to put the mass in the right places so golfers can get the optimum contact — and forgiveness — from the club’s perimeter weighting. And the sole of the 9003s, while never out of proportion, is somewhat larger than in more blade-like models, allowing for easier turf travel through impact and overall more consistent flight.

The difference comes with the offset. In the regular model, offset ranges between 5.6 mm in the 4-iron and 3.5 mm in the gap wedge. But in the Straight Neck model, the range is from just 3.8 mm in the 4-iron to 1.8 mm in the gap wedge — depending on the club, offset can be 50 percent to 70 percent less than in the regular 9003.

Both models of Passing Point 9003 are available in 4-PW plus gap wedge. The clubs can be tested by visiting www.MiuraGolf.com to locate an authorized Miura dealer/fitter. Price per club begins at $225; this can be higher depending on fitting options chosen, especially the shaft.

About Miura Golf

Miura’s broad forged iron line has choices for all players, including the Tournament Blade and Small Blades (muscleback models) and the Passing Point 9003, CB-501, and CB-301 (cavity backs). Forged wedges include the Wedge Series (in silver nickel chrome and black) and the Series 1957 By Miura Custom Grind Wedges. There are also three models of putters, and the SIT-460 driver and fairway woods, plus Miura MG Hybrids.

Miura Golf Inc. markets Miura brand products exclusively around the world (except for Japan) from its headquarters in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. For more information, visit www.MiuraGolf.com. Follow Miura on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MiuraGolf and on Twitter at @MiuraGolfInc.

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Swing Catalyst Off to a Fast Start in 2014

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March 10, 2014

                                  Swing Catalyst Off to a Fast Start in 2014

 

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY – Swing Catalyst, the complete swing analysis system used by instructors, coaches and golfers around the world, has seen business soar so far this year.

A product of Norway-based Initial Force, Swing Catalyst captivated the attention and imagination of many PGA Professionals and show-goers at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in late January. In fact, first-quarter sales have been strong ever since.

“It’s been a whirlwind of orders, inquiries and excitement ever since the show in Orlando,” says Tom Christian, Marketing Manager for Swing Catalyst. “I knew that our technology was the best on the market, and the response we’ve gotten has confirmed that.”

The system consists of several components. A free smartphone app lets golfers film their own swing and share it with instructors, who in turn can share video lessons, drills and swings with the golfer via one of two levels of Swing Catalyst software. It’s seamlessly connected. Other software capabilities include live video streaming, advanced video analysis, and video swing storage, among other features. And the software also integrates directly data from the optionally available Swing Catalyst Balance Plate and 3D Motion Plate, to track swing and ball flight performance with incredible accuracy.

Brian Manzella, a Golf Digest Top 50 instructor, has an academy bearing his name at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans. He calls Swing Catalyst “the finest system I’ve ever seen for improving your golf swing. If you’re a teacher, this is the system you want. If you’re a player, you want to find somebody that has this system. One of the easiest things to do in early golf lessons is to discuss shifting of the weight. But there’s no way to show golfers that they’re actually doing it right. You can tell them or show them on video, but to see the high-quality graphics on this system where they can see that they’re accomplishing what you want them to, they’ll learn twice as fast.”

Andrew Rice, Director of Instruction at Berkeley Hall Golf Club in Okatie, S.C. sees the advantage of using Swing Catalyst in lessons. “This is the modern age of golf instruction,” says Rice. “We’re getting beyond what I like to refer to as the x-ray of video, and we’re starting to get into MRI. We’ve got Swing Catalyst and we’ve got launch monitor technology. There’s a tremendous array of electronic equipment available to us. Let’s start using the technology we have available to us, to teach.”

Then there’s Chris Como, a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America and Golf Digest Top 40 under 40 Teacher based at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas. Como is awed by the ability of the system to show what he’s never been able to before. “Now there’s not as much teaching intuition anymore as being able to actually see quantitative data (of your own swing), to see what’s going on and use that as feedback,” he says. “Giving that immediate feedback to students is invaluable.”

 

Visit www.swingcatalyst.com, for further product details.

 

About Initial Force AS
Initial Force AS is a Norwegian company that was established in 2006, with the goal of developing an easy-to-understand and simple-to-use motion analysis system for golf instruction. Previously this type of data was only available at high-end research facilities, Olympic training centers, and advanced university sports laboratories. The results of the endeavors led to the development of Swing Catalyst, a revolutionary new technological system for golf training that integrates the unique Swing Catalyst 3D Motion and Balance Plates, multiple high-speed cameras and the most-popular ball flight and club tracking devices.

 

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Swing Catalyst Balance Plate Very Popular With Its Users

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December 3, 2013

Swing Catalyst Balance Plate Very Popular With Its Users

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY – Initial Force AS, Norwegian developer of the groundbreaking Swing Catalyst swing analysis system is receiving rave reviews from their users of the Balance Plate. The Swing Catalyst Balance Plate gives instructors a better understanding of the golf swing, ranging from weight-shift patterns and balance to details of foot pressure distribution – none of which can be determined by the best trained eye or even high-speed cameras.

The Balance Plate data is perfectly synchronized with video images and integrates data from the most popular launch monitors and ball flight-tracking devices, such as TrackMan, FlightScope, Foresight GC2 and Full Swing Golf – allowing instructors to study the correlations between everything that happens during a golf swing and the actual result of the shot.

“The Swing Catalyst Balance Plate is a highly advanced sensor plate consisting of more than 2,000 high-resolution sensors, specifically designed for swing analysis,” says Tom Christian Lindvag, marketing manager for Swing Catalyst. “Although it has been designed to help golfers improve their game, it is powered by the similar technology being used at advanced hospitals and medical research facilities around the world, where accuracy is a must.”

In essence, the Swing Catalyst Balance Plate visualizes the invisible forces leading to an efficient swing. It instantly provides an accurate measurement of stance width; calculates the precise center of pressure throughout the swing; draws the center of pressure pattern during the swing; accurately reveals pressure distribution; and automatically synchronizes all of its data with the video images. Instructors can stop the video at any point during the swing and study the detailed Balance Plate data in the Swing Catalyst software – to quickly determine how efficient a golfer is using the ground, compared to the Tour’s best players.

“The Swing Catalyst Balance Plate has been instrumental in allowing me to look behind the curtain of video, and quantify what is really happening in the golf swing,” says Andrew Rice, director of instruction at Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, S.C. and one of America’s top golf coaches.

For more information on the Swing Catalyst Balance Plate, or to receive a price quote, visit www.swingcatalyst.com.

About Initial Force AS
Initial Force AS is a Norwegian company that was established in 2006, with the goal of developing an easy-to-understand and simple-to-use motion analysis system for golf instruction. Previously this type of data was only available at high-end research facilities, Olympic training centers, and advanced university sports laboratories. The results of the endeavors led to the development of Swing Catalyst, a revolutionary new technological system for golf training that integrates the unique Swing Catalyst 3D Motion and Balance Plates, multiple high-speed cameras and the most-popular ball flight and club tracking devices.

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Antigua Updates Spring 2014 Men’s Performance 72 Golf Collection – Ron McPherson Talks about Antigua for 2014

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March 3, 2014

 

Antigua Updates Spring 2014 Men’s Performance 72 Golf Collection

Ron McPherson Talks about Antigua for 2014

 

PEORIA, AZ – The Antigua Group, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand – has unveiled its Spring ’14 Men’s Performance 72 Golf Collection.

“It’s bright and bold – really colorful,” says Ron McPherson, president and CEO of Antigua. “Golf has always been a colorful business and this year just a little bit more intense. The consumer is really wearing bright colors right now and having fun with it. This line has vivid color, sophisticated styling and luxurious fabrics…truly a winning combination.”

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Antigua’s Spring ’14 Performance 72 Golf Collection for men includes 17 shirt models, 12 outerwear tops, two shorts and seven hats – as well as our proprietary Desert Dry and Desert Dry Xtra-Lite moisture management technology that wicks away moisture.

“We were one of the first adopters of tech fabrics,” says McPherson. “We developed Desert Dry and Desert Dry Xtra-Lite, and we use them across our men’s and women’s products. Thy perform extremely well.”

Along with the performance technology and bright colors, this collection brings an ideal fit that’s specific to golf. Attention to details includes the likes of eliminating the sleeve cap, so that the garment performs with you and not against you, allowing golfers freedom of swing motion. We’ve also used lightweight stretch material in the outerwear to keep golfers comfortable in a wide outside temperature range.

For more details on Antigua’s Spring ’14 Men’s Performance 72 Golf Collection, visit www.antigua.com. You can also watch McPherson discuss the collection at http://usgolftv.wistia.com/medias/lrvj2lbpsw.

 

About Antigua

Headquartered in Peoria, Arizona, The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Minor League Baseball (MiLB), National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, headwear and outerwear. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America. Antigua products can also be found online at shop.antigua.com

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Antigua Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Antigua Celebrates 35th Anniversary

PEORIA, AZ – The Antigua Group, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand – is celebrating its 35th anniversary throughout 2014.

“We have been in the industry for 35 great years because of our people – those in the home office and those in the field,” says Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua. “A strong company culture has allowed us to withstand the ebbs and flows of business, as well as the changes in the economy. Our brand is now stronger than ever, and we have exciting plans to commemorate this special year.”

As part of the celebration, the company’s Tour Ambassadors will be wearing a 35th Anniversary logo on their garments during 2014 and several special 35th Anniversary promotions will also be initiated in the company’s four business channels.
About Antigua
Headquartered in Peoria, Arizona, The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Minor League Baseball (MiLB), National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, headwear and outerwear. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division.  Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America. Antigua products can also be found online at shop.antigua.com

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POWERBILT INTRODUCES AIR FORCE ONE DFX DRIVER – Deep Face Extreme

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March 11, 2014

 

POWERBILT INTRODUCES AIR FORCE ONE DFX DRIVER

Deep Face Extreme

 

Palm Desert, CA – Coming March 15, PowerBilt will debut the latest rendition of its popular Air Force One driver, the Air Force One DFX.

DFX stands for Deep Face Extreme. Once the golfer stands over this driver, They will see the difference. The clubface is now 5 mm deeper than the previous version, which catches the ball at impact slightly longer and combines with the nitrogen inside the clubhead to create reduced spin and more distance.

“We reduced the nitrogen pressure to 80 pounds, for better impact feel,” says Ross Kvinge, President of PowerBilt. “This new amount of nitrogen generates a tremendous trampoline effect for increased ball speed. In fact, now the trampoline effect is up to the USGA maximum limit. Shot dispersion tightest ever in our drivers. And by adding 6 grams low and forward in the clubhead, we moved the CG lower and more forward than in any other Air Force One driver. We did this to appease our clubfitters who requested a better smash factor. I can confidently say that this is the most solid driver we have ever produced.”

PowerBilt’s patented Nitrogen N7 “Nitrogen Charged” technology makes its debut in the Air Force One DFX driver, as well; it’s a newly patented method to reinforce the clubface without adding any weight. That means every golfer can benefit from maximum C.O.R., maximum C.T., maximum trampoline effect, and maximum smash factor for incredible distance.

The Air Force One DFX features a forged titanium body with titanium cup face technology, as well as aerodynamic clubhead shaping. It’s available in both the high MOI and Tour Series, in lofts of 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12.5°. Standard shaft length is 45 ½”. The club is offered in several leading shaft models from the top OEM shaft brands, so that golfers will achieve the optimum launch angle and spin rate for their unique swing. MSRP starts at $299.99, and there is an upcharge for ultra premium shaft options.

Golf media have already taken notice of the Air Force One DFX driver. MyGolfSpy tested it, and reported: Surprise, surprise, surprise (I’m not actually surprised), here’s the PowerBilt Air Force One rounds out our top 5. The numbers were excellent among our lower swing speed players, and we think we probably could have done better at the higher swing speeds too. You won’t find many companies who offer a better selection of stock shafts, and you won’t find many heads that perform better either. Joke all you want about the Nitrogen, this one is legit.”

Golfers can pre-order the Air Force One DFX driver before March 15, by calling 888-488-4653 or visiting www.powerbilt.com.

About PowerBilt Golf

Since 1916 PowerBilt Golf has designed golf clubs the world’s best have used to win such tournaments as The Masters, the U.S. open, and the PGA Championship. today, PowerBilt is pushing the limits on technology with REAL innovation. USGA Conforming, Air Force One woods feature Nitrogen Charged Club Heads, faces as thin as 2.6mm, the largest sweet spot in golf, and maximum COR regardless of swing speed. And all Air Force One woods feature customized speed-rated shafts from Fujikura. New Nitrogen Charged Air Force irons also feature the hottest and thinnest face in golf. PowerBilt also remains the No. 1 choice for junior golfers; and the PowerBilt Air Force One irons were named to the 2011 and 2013 Golf Digest Hot List. Plus One Sports, Inc., is the U.S. licensee of the PowerBilt brand. PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family owned-company which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville, Ky., Hillerich & Bradsby is also the maker of the world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves.

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MinorHouse.com Interviews Bill Holowaty in Vancouver

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