Antigua Invitational Press Release


 August 28, 2017 


4th Annual Antigua Invitational to be Played at Grayhawk

PEORIA, AZ – Antigua Group, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the genuine Antigua brand – announces the 4th Annual Antigua Invitational.

The 4th Annual Antigua Invitational will be played at the renowned Grayhawk Golf Club on Friday, September 8, 2017.  This invitational brings together the golf community in Arizona pairing a club professional and amateurs in a unique three-person team format – (1 Pro, 2 Ams).

“This event is a great way for Antigua to say ‘Thank-You’ to those who support Antigua”, said Ron McPherson, President and CEO of The Antigua Group.  “Like each of our prior years, we’re taking time to remember those lost on 9/11 as well as doing what we can to help the homeless veteran community in Arizona”.

Each three-person team will be paired with another, and the groups play in six-balls.  The event also has a competition within a tournament featuring members of the Phoenix Thunderbirds (The Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts) squaring off in a Ryder Cup style competition against the Scottsdale Charros (hosts of Spring Training baseball at Scottsdale Stadium).  The Thunderbirds are prohibitive favorites, but the real winner is the local charities benefitting from the event.

At the conclusion of golf, all participants will congregate for the famous ‘Dry Heave’ closest to the pin contest, food, drink, music, great camaraderie and awarding of prizes.

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), Major League Soccer (MLS), 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 luggage. 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.

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The Antigua Group, Inc. 16651 North 84th Avenue, Peoria, Ariz., 85382

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TPT Golf Shaft Press Release


August 23, 2017




RENENS, SWITZERLAND – TPT Golf™ announced a new range of graphite golf shafts that debuted during the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show. Using ‘Thin Ply Technology’ (TPT) carbon fiber materials and a patented manufacturing process developed by its parent company, North Thin Ply Technology SARL, TPT Golf™ is setting new standards in shaft performance.

The patent-pending manufacturing process enables golf shafts to be made with exceptionally accurate fiber placement in a highly uniform way around the shaft. This method creates a spineless shaft and overcomes the inconsistencies sometimes seen in shafts produced by the more-traditional table rolling methods. TPT shafts provide exceptional feel, leading to tighter shot dispersion, low spin and increased distance.

TPT Golf has a team of dedicated experts who are working on building shafts for Tour players.

Biomechanical specialist Jean-Jacques Rivet has been instrumental in developing this new range and validating performance. He’s also been a huge influence in developing a custom shaft-fitting process that allows the company to offer fully customized shafts.

Leading golf coach David Leadbetter has also provided strong technical support during the range development, and has entered into a partnership with TPT Golf™ to establish a shaft-fitting network linked to the David Leadbetter Academies around the world. “In a sport where feel is everything, TPT shafts offer a unique level of feel to golfers,” says Leadbetter. “This is the most technically advanced shaft for distance and direction, and even makes your bad shots better.”

Combining TPT Golf™, JJ Rivet and David Leadbetter – all experts in their own field – means that shafts are being looked at in a whole new way. For the first time ever, a shaft can be designed that starts with the physical capabilities of the human body and goes on to reflect the coaching being received in practice.

TPT can now provide the best-performing products for Tour pros and amateurs alike, bringing a consistent and precise product into the shaft marketplace. The range of TPT Golf™ shafts has been designed to make the fitting process as simple as possible. There are models to suit players with any swing speed.

About TPT Golf

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) is a serial innovator with a track record of producing performance-enhancing solutions in the high performance sports arena. The Swiss-based company began by developing a process for producing America’s Cup yacht sails, extended its portfolio to products used in the lightweight bodywork of F1 race cars, skis and snowboards, and then moved into materials technology found in satellites and luxury composite watches (Richard Mille). The record-breaking, solar-powered aircraft “Solar Impulse” also relied on NTPT-produced materials for its epic journey.

For more information on TPT Golf™, visit or contact Mary Beth Lacy at or (760) 346-6942.


Miura Golf Three Product Press Release


August 28, 2017


                                    Miura Debuts Three New Products


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — Miura has introduced three products, within its Passing Point (PP) club line: PP-NEO utility, PP-W01 wedges and PP-9005 Genesis irons. “Shinei Miura and his R&D team continue to push the envelope of how we design and manufacture clubs. The Passing Point Line provides golfers of all abilities the opportunity to experience Miura’s performance, craftsmanship, and feel,” said Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf.


PP-Neo Utilities

The PP-Neo utility features floating weight technology (FWS) that repositions 35-gram of weight that floats above the sole of the club. This technology provides an optimized center of gravity, resulting in maximum ball speed and reduced spin. A matte black crown coating makes the club head appear smaller and more compact than its actual size. Along with the silver clubface finish, this gives a pleasing contrast that promises easy clubface alignment and enhances visual confidence.

PP-W01 Wedges

The PP-W01 evolved from a desire to create a wedge with a functional sole design that would benefit all golfers. This was achieved by incorporating SUS precision casting, a sophisticated process that’s improved to a level where it meets our stringent tolerances. The W01 is Miura’s first wedge that is not forged from one piece of premium soft carbon steel. By pushing the limits of SUS casting, the super-wide (30mm) sole shape is key to allowing the clubhead to return to square at impact and interact properly with the playing surface. The W01’s undercut cavity helps to minimize the variance of off-center hits while delivering a solid feel not typically associated with SUS-cast clubs. Despite its game-enhancing features, the signature Miura look and performance has not been compromised. Precision CNC milled grooves translate to control, and spin golfers want in a wedge, and this player-friendly model will perform on full swings from the fairway or delicate greenside bunker shots.

PP-9005 Genesis Irons

The Genesis is designed for golfers of all skill levels. Combining Miura’s trademark soft-forged steel feel with the distance generated by a 455 Carpenter steel face. This is the thinnest face we have ever produced. The precision craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, and sheer beauty combine to make these irons real game changers. “Golfers are going to love these new irons regardless of their index level, distance capabilities or swing type,” said Bill Holowaty, COO of Miura Golf. “By offering characteristics that golfers covet; distance, forgiveness, and performance, these clubs will not disappoint. The look at address and solid feel delivered at contact will immediately confirm you’re playing Miura irons.”  Weight has been placed in the center of gravity to create an optimal combination of launch angle and spin, while the use of composite materials and 3-speed pocket cavity structure enables a new performance level that create a large sweet spot with feel. The sole grind delivers smooth turf interaction, for better ball contact, while the nickel chrome satin finish yields durability.

About Miura Golf

Miura Golf makes the world’s finest forged golf clubs, which are designed and manufactured by the Miura family in their factory in Himeji, Japan. The entire family works hands-on in the factory and continues to carry on the Miura legacy.

World-renowned craftsman Katsuhiro Miura began hand-crafting and grinding irons in 1957, and has created one of the most respected brands in the golf industry. Miura’s endless quest for the perfect club has brought the world over 10 product series, a number that grows as the next generation of the Miura family, led by sons Shinei and Yoshitaka, continue their meticulous refinement and evolution of product lines. Each club is individually hand-crafted and will never be mass produced, as generations of steel-making skill and passion bring us the world’s finest golf clubs.

This attention to detail is demonstrated in the new Miura branding, which now reflects the clean and sleek lines of a Miura club. The rebrand also reflects the new partnership between the Miura and Milstein families and reflects a broader reach with their products that display the same exquisite quality but with the ability to serve golfers of all skill levels. With the release of more forgiving clubs, Miura is reaching deeper into the golf community and exposing more golfers to its legendary feel and craftsmanship.


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