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March 19, 2013
Miura Golf Offers New Options On Its Most Popular Club Models
Vancouver, B.C. – Miura Golf, the Japanese maker of the world’s best forged golf clubs, is ready for spring with enhanced options on two of its most successful club models.
The K-Grind Wedge: The wedge with the distinctive fluted sole has reinvigorated thousands of short games and provided confident, high-spin exits from countless bunkers. But until now, it had only been available in 56 degrees of loft. Hearing enthusiastic calls from more and more golfers for more and more K, Miura responded. Available now from Miura dealers are 52- and 60-degree K-Grinds in addition to the original 56.
“We weren’t surprised to find that people wanted more lofts in the K,” said Adam Barr, president of Miura. “The club has been so versatile in so many kinds of turf, especially with the face laid open. And it just works so well in the sand. Making more lofts in these was something we were happy to do.”
The 52-degree K-Grind features a bounce of 7 degrees and the 60-degree has a bounce of 13 degrees. The original K-Grind in the 56-degree loft has a bounce of 12 degrees.
The K-Grind Wedges suggested retail price starts at $275 per club, with some custom shaft options costing more. They’re available now; consult an authorized Miura dealer/fitter for details.
Straight-Neck Passing Point 9003 irons: The Passing Point forged irons, with their ample cavity-back design, brought easy-to-hit, forged feel to many golfers who thought forged was beyond them. But not only were such players happily surprised — even golfers who didn’t need a great deal of ball-striking help found the 9003s to be sheer pleasure to hit. With this club’s attraction over so many ability levels, Miura also found a lot of players asking for a less-offset look at address. The Straight-Neck version of the Passing Point 9003s has just 1.3 mm of offset (6-iron), compared with 2.8 mm in the regular model’s 6-iron.
“Of course, some people need offset to keep from going right, while for others it encourages the ball to go too far left,” Barr said. “The Straight-Necks are Miura’s recognition that a well-designed, forged cavity back can help a lot of different kinds of golfers — and everyone should have a chance to get that feel, no matter what their trajectory preferences are.”
The Straight-Neck 9003 also provides a transition design for players whose games may be changing — for instance, a good ball-striker who doesn’t have as much practice time as he would like, but who also might not like seeing too much offset. Or, seen from another point of view, players whose ball-striking has improved so that they need less offset can choose the Straight-Neck if they’re not yet ready for a smaller cavity or blade model.
Suggested retail for the Straight-Neck Passing Point 9003 irons will be $250 per club, with certain custom shaft options costing more. See a Miura dealer for details and custom fitting. The clubs will be available in April from authorized Miura dealer/fitters.
About Miura Golf
Besides the new PP-9003, Miura Golf’s current product line also includes the CB-501 (Cavity Back Model); Blade (Tournament Blade Model); CB-202 (Cavity Back Model); CB-301 (Cavity Model); Wedges (Wedge Series and Black Wedge Series, each available in six lofts); Series 1957 By Miura Custom Grind Wedges; Small Blade model irons; Blade and Classic putters (two models); Precious Edition Driver, Fairway Wood and Utility Wood.
Miura Golf’s corporate office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia and Miura Golf clubs are sold at the finest custom-fitting shops in North America. The Miura brand is marketed exclusively by Miura Golf Inc., in the United States and North America. More information on Miura products can be found at www.miuragolf.com.
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Spring line is inspired by the French Riviera, and Costa del Sol, Spain
Dallas, TX – Martin Golf Apparel, is pleased to unveil their new Spring 2013 collection. The second of four offerings of the collection is now available for delivery to select high-end pro shops across the country, and this offering will continue the color palette stories of the Riviera and Costa del Sol.
This second delivery introduces two new patterns for the Men’s Popover shirt, now available in a Gingham Check and Bengal Stripe, both offered in the Riviera color palette.
The Men’s Popover is a standout shirt, and the new patterns such as the Gingham Check with the richness of the color palette, produces a look that is stylish, yet comfortable and casual,” said Rick Martin, company founder. “It’s a look that all men gravitate to, but can also be dressed up when worn under a nice blazer or sweater.”
Also new for 2013, is the Men’s short sleeve 2-button Pima Cotton Interlock shirt that features a self-fabric collar, and has a more youthful look compared to the traditional 3-button placket. Martin’s select Pima Cotton yarn when knit with the interlock creates a luxurious soft hand. The 50s single interlock fabric is also available in a short sleeve solid T-shirt, and features a higher neckline compared to your average undershirt, for a gentlemanly and dressy approach. Both styles are offered in the Costa del Sol color palette.
The 2013 collection has expanded the use of self-fabric collars – collars made out of the same fabric used in the garment body – to include more style and color options. This popular shirt will be offered in a variety of patterns throughout all four deliveries, and is now available in a long-sleeve.
Another new feature for the self-fabric collar shirt is the use of a jacquard pattern, which gives an illusion of being a solid shirt from a distance, but a closer look shows that there is much more design and texture than what appears to the eyes at first glance.
“The self-fabric collar steps outside of the tradition of wearing a knit-collar golf shirt, and the addition of the jacquard pattern, such as in the Micro Check and Grid Check shirts, creates a great off-the-course look,” said Martin.
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 green grass golf clubs.
About Martin Golf
Martin Golf Apparel was founded in 2010 by Rick Martin, an executive in the apparel and golf industry with more than 30 years of experience. Martin Golf Apparel collections are sold exclusively at the finest private golf clubs. The company is on an unending pursuit of the perfect shirt, and is committed to all-natural fibers and traditional colors.
Martin Golf Apparel’s constant quest for perfection is as “Timeless as the Game”.
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WHAT: Tommy Hilfiger is pleased to announce the opening of its west coast flagship, located at the corner of Robertson and Beverly Boulevards. To celebrate both the brand launch in LA and new partnership with P.S. ARTS, Tommy Hilfiger hosted a two-tiered event on February 13. The evening gave nod to the brand’s long history of involvement and collaboration with the worlds of art, music and entertainment.
Keegan Bradley joined Tommy and a mix of fashion influencers, Hollywood actors and LA notables for cocktails at the new Robertson Boulevard flagship to fete the occasion.
In honor of the new flagship opening, The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation is proud to also announce its partnership with P.S. ARTS and commitment to endow and develop a multi-year arts education curriculum in two schools in the Los Angeles school district, WalgroveElementary School and Grand View Elementary.
WHO: Hosted by Tommy & Dee Hilfiger with Jessica Alba & Cash Warren, Zooey Deschanel, Maria Bell and Elizabeth Stewart.
With Keegan Bradley, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore, Katy Perry, Olivia Munn, Owen Wilson, Estelle, Ed Westwick, Kristin Davis, Jenna Elfman, Jessica Capshaw, Julianne Hough, Kate Bosworth, and more.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
WHERE: Tommy Hilfiger West Hollywood
157 Robertson Boulevard (corner of Robertson and Beverly)
PHOTOS: Flagship Red Carpet
ABOUT THE STORE:
- A customized VIP dressing room and dedicated studio services team will accommodate the unique needs of VIPs, stylists and television and film studios.
- The space will feature a rotating display of priceless iconic celebrity pieces from our renowned vintage archives:
- Marilyn Monroe’s cowboy boots from the 1961’s film The Misfits
- Tina Turner’s dress and heels from the days of her Private Dancer album
- Elton John’s Union Jack/Star Spangled Banner boots from the peak of his “Captain Fantastic” period
- Michael Jackson’s “Hilfiger” sweater
- The building’s natural ceiling height and original Quonset hut roof line were restored using exposed trusses in natural wood tones.
- Midcentury found pieces are paired back to traditional American antiques to create the eclectic atmosphere found in Tommy Hilfiger stores around the world – from vintage ship anchors to handcrafted sailboats celebrating the company’s Spring 2013 nautical theme.
- Classic wall paneling in an updated high-gloss white lacquer finish provides a striking backdrop for custom handmade lighting fixtures and breathtaking chandeliers.
- Features a redesigned tile façade in the brand’s signature navy with antique brass trim framing the entrance and exterior windows.
- The new flagship location will offer a comprehensive range of Tommy Hilfiger lifestyle products, including the men’s and women’s runway collections – the most elevated expression of the brand’s signature classic, American, cool style, and the global sportswear collections, including menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, swimwear, bags, footwear, sunglasses, watches and fragrance.
- A red carpet capsule collection of men’s tuxedo styles was designed exclusively for the new West Coast flagship.
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About The Tommy Hilfiger Group
With a premium lifestyle brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger, Hilfiger Denim and Tommy Girl, 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, juniors 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, G.H. Bass & Co., Warner’s and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, 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 P.S. ARTS
P.S. ARTS’ mission is to improve the lives of children by providing comprehensive, sustainable, high-quality arts education to underserved public schools and communities. Through its core programs in 30 partner schools in Los Angeles and the Central Valley the organization reaches over 12,000 students via weekly core programs and an additional 4,500 children through strategic partnerships. On average, more the 75% of P.S. ARTS students are living at or below the Federal Poverty Level.
P.S. ARTS is the only artists-in-residence program in Southern and Central California providing weekly, yearlong arts education programs integrated into the regular school day. Their programs create a positive impact on the academic, social, and emotional wellbeing of the children they work with. P.S. ARTS hires and trains professional artists to develop standards-based curriculum and teach dance, music, theater, and visual arts. The organization customizes instruction to meet the specific needs of the elementary and middle schools, and all classes are in alignment with the California Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards.
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 wholly owned AUR and Sunice and the license for Tommy Hilfiger’s Golf collection.
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Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, February 5th, Full Swing Golf and Tee it up for the Troops were on hand at the USO Warrior & Family Center to celebrate its long-anticipated grand opening.
Full Swing Golf has donated a state of the art golf simulator at the USO Warrior & Family Center to advance the rehabilitation, recreational, and educational opportunities for our recovering servicemen and women.
Full Swing Golf and Tee it up for the Troops, an organization that raises awareness for our men and women in uniform, have partnered and worked closely with the officials at the USO to make this donation a reality.
“It is Full Swing Golf’s hope that the golf simulator system will contribute to the Center’s mission of supporting recovering servicemen and women and their families throughout the rehabilitation process,” said Wes Armstrong, Director of Military Relations for Full Swing Golf. “The golf simulation system creates a controlled environment for doctors and therapists to perform treatments in a safe and private environment for returning veterans to develop proficiency in a sport that they can enjoy playing for the rest of their lives.”
“Golf has traditionally been a part of the Veterans Administration’s rehabilitation programs and the Full Swing Golf Simulator System can be used to complement existing rehabilitation and recreation programs,” said J.B. Ball, founder of Tee it up for the Troops. “This incredible donation will lift the spirits of servicemen and women and families through therapeutic and morale building programs, while paying much deserved attention to family members and professional caregivers of the wounded.”
Here is one heartwarming story from Wounded Warrior Charles Eggleston. Charles was injured in Iraq and has undergone 56 surgeries to date. He is an amazing individual who is deeply involved with helping returning injured veterans recover and flourish when they return home.
“The game of golf was a way for me to transition to a brand new life after being severely wounded in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom,” said Eggleston.
“Playing golf has also helped me to overcome my PTSD, TBI and my numerous face, back and leg injuries that occurred in Iraq 2005,” he says.”
“The game of golf opened up a new avenue for me to grow into my ‘new normal,’ and helped me to feel accepted in life once again.”
In addition to rehabilitation and therapy, golf tournaments can be played on a single simulator system, between several systems, and on-line with players located anywhere there is a Full Swing Golf simulator installed and connected to the Internet.
About Full Swing Golf
Full Swing Golf manufactures and markets the leading indoor golf simulator to businesses and consumers worldwide. The diverse line of simulator products can be customized to fit the needs of various clientele, including golf professionals, retail businesses, residential communities, luxury resorts, teaching facilities, golf centers and homeowners. Floyd Arnold founded Full Swing Golf over 27 years ago. In memory of Floyd Arnold, his son Brian and the Arnold family are proud to partner with Tee it up for the Troops and are greatly honored to donate a Full Swing Golf Simulator to the USA Warrior & Family Center within the Walter Reed Complex at Fort Belvoir. www.fullswinggolf.com.
About Tee it up for the Troops
Tee it up for the Troops, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID: 20-2974507) and was established in 2005 by the family and friends of a soldier who enlisted in the United States Army after September 11, 2001. When the son was asked by his father what he needed, the son responded by asking his father to do something for the soldiers and their families back home. Tee it up for the Troops was created to honor that request and to recognize the needs of all veterans who have served and continue to serve this great nation.
It is our mission to honor, respect, remember and support all those who have served in our Armed Forces for this great nation.
SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego-based golf simulator maker Full Swing Golf this week added its new ION Performance Camera technology to the training arsenal at the PGA Center For Golf Learning And Performance in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
ION is an extension to Full Swing Golf’s state-of-the-art infrared tracking system. Utilizing a high-speed camera to focus solely on ball spin and clubhead data, ION provides clubhead speed, clubface angle and club path information with intuitive on-screen illustrations of the club. It captures detailed spin data using regular unmarked golf balls, including backspin, sidespin and spin axis. This technology ensures the highest degree of accuracy; golfers can shape each shot exactly as they would outdoors, while receiving instant and detailed data feedback for serious game improvement.
“This new technology is amazing, the Ion exponentially enhances our Full Swing Golf simulator,” says Eric Hogge, the center’s PGA Head Professional and Director of Club Fitting. “In the interactive practice area or on any of our 80 courses, we get comprehensive club data, ball-flight and ball-spin analysis with natural, real-time ball-flight simulation.”
The PGA Center For Golf Learning And Performance is an innovative, 35-acre performance enhancing golf facility where students discover their limitations and weaknesses and receive corrective training programs that enable them to improve. Premier PGA Professionals at the facility have the very best resources available to them. And now they supplement it with Full Swing Golf’s latest technology.
“We’re very proud to be the official golf simulator of the PGACenter for Golf Learning and Performance,” says Chad Coleman, Vice President of Sales for Full Swing Golf. “Our company continues to offer the most realistic indoor golf experience possible, combined with the teaching and training tools that golfers and teaching pros expect. The new Ion Performance Cam, for spin and clubhead data, combined with our patented infrared tracking system, offer unparalleled accuracy in real-time. And because the PGACenter for Golf Learning and Performance leads the industry in golf technologies and premium instruction, this will be the perfect tool to further enhance their capabilities.
Full Swing Golf manufactures and markets the leading indoor golf simulator to businesses and consumers worldwide. The diverse line of simulator products can be customized to fit the needs of various clientele, including golf professionals, retail businesses, residential communities, luxury resorts, teaching facilities, golf centers and homeowners.