Foresight Sports is set to play a key part in finding a winner in American Golf’s biggest ever consumer competition launched next week, giving golfers the chance to win a life-changing sum of $1 million by hitting a hole-in-one.

Golfers can enter qualifying sessions to win the massive competition prize using Foresight Sports’ technology located at American Golf stores across the UK and Ireland from 11 July. The leading retailer has teamed up with Million Dollar Hole In One (MDHIO), the company that runs the popular hole-in-one challenge around Europe, to put up the $1m prize. (more…)

Volvik, the brand leader in multi-coloured performance golf balls, has signed women’s golf star Carly Booth on a multi-year deal after she used the Volvik S4 ball to qualify for this month’s US Open.

The Scot will tee up the Pink S4 ball as an official Volvik Staffer at the LPGA Thornberry Creek Classic in Wisconsin this week, before making her second US Open appearance at the Trump National Bedminster course in New Jersey from July 13 – 16.

She joins an increasing number of world-class golfers using Volvik balls on Tour, including two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and multiple LPGA winners such as Lee Il Hee and Chella Choi. (more…)

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Motocaddy, the top-selling trolley brand, has unveiled its most technologically advanced model, along with a free GPS app that connects to the trolley providing distance data and mobile alerts at over 36,000 courses around the world.

The S5 CONNECT trolley can be synced to the Motocaddy GPS App via a Bluetooth® connection on any compatible smartphone; allowing the trolley’s digital display to be used in place of a conventional GPS, offering golfers front, middle and back distances to the green (in yards or metres), along with the par of the hole, clock and round timer. The digital control button works in the same way as other Motocaddy models, regulating the nine speed settings and stopping and starting as required around the course.

The new trolley can also receive and display notifications alerting the golfer to missed calls, text messages, emails or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. The smartphone can remain connected, even when securely placed in a golf bag pocket or being charged using the trolley’s patented USB charging port. (more…)

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Galvin Green, the leading premium technical performance brand, has introduced a new summer collection of 38 stunning golf shirts that takes garment breathability and comfort out on the course to another level.

The brand that pioneered its Multi-layer Concept to make playing golf as comfortable as possible in all weather conditions has enhanced its exclusive shirt range to produce the most varied premium Cool Layer selection on the market.

Accounting for half of the new range, the new Ventil8™ PLUS shirts are manufactured from 100% polyester and ready to be worn soon after washing. The stylish shirts offer an extremely high level of breathability and incorporate outstanding moisture wicking properties that allow excess heat to dissipate quickly for maximum comfort in the hottest playing conditions.

The new garments also feature improved ventilation thanks to body mapping technology, plus UV protection of 20+ so golfers can fully concentrate on their game in higher temperatures. (more…)

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The redesigned Wentworth Club West Course, host to last week’s BMW PGA Championship, is now accessible to golfers in all its Tour event glory thanks to Foresight Sports’ latest FSX simulator software.

The market-leading golf technology brand has mapped out the new layout in every detail, so golfers with access to a Foresight Sports simulator and FSX simulation software can practice or compete on the same iconic course as the professionals from the comfort of their own home or golf club.

As part of extensive changes to the course since last year’s tournament, a total of 29 bunkers have been removed and eight greens either totally or partially rebuilt. All the latest changes are now incorporated and playable on FSX software in stunning 4K ultra-high definition, along with the event grandstands and sponsor’s staging on the signature holes. (more…)

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