Bubba Watson will add even more colour to next week’s Masters as he’s set to play a Green Volvik S4 golf ball at a Major for the first time.

The two-time Masters champion signed a multi-year agreement on New Year’s day with Volvik, the brand leader in multi-coloured performance golf balls based in South Korea. As part of the deal, Bubba can decide whether to play with a Green, Pink and White ball on any day of his choice.

So far this year, he has played largely with the Pink version of the premium-priced ball on the PGA Tour. But Volvik has now confirmed that he will play a Green ball at some stage during the Masters tournament in an attempt to win a third green jacket. (more…)

Wilson Staff, the pioneering brand in low compression golf ball technology, goes into the 2017 season with a ball designed for every category of golfer featuring the DX2 Soft, the DX3 Spin and the DX3 Urethane.

The DX2 Soft golf ball – credited as the world’s softest ball with its ground-breaking 29 compression – is designed for the Distance player seeking less spin off the tee and soft feel around the greens. The 2-piece construction, first delivered in 2008, delivers the lowest driver spin rate on the market to aid accuracy off the tee while the 302 dimple pattern produces a consistent ball flight and its firm cover generates a higher trajectory to benefit long approaches to the green.

“We’ve been at the forefront of golf ball technology and low compression balls since we started and we’ll continue to conduct the research and testing needed to stay there,” said Frank Simonutti, Global Director of Innovation for Wilson Staff Golf Balls. (more…)

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Just a few months after the successful introduction of its first Downhill Control trolley – the S1 DHCMotocaddy, the UK’s top-selling trolley brand, is adding a second model, this time to its popular compact-folding M-Series range.

The new M1 PRO DHC incorporates the same standout features as the M1 PRO, including the three-point folding system that has been developed to enable the trolley to fold over 40% smaller than standard models. But it can also maintain a constant speed while moving down a gradient – thanks to a special single motor that offers downhill braking, coupled with an electronic parking brake.

The trolley’s power output is adjusted automatically to control the rate of descent without the golfer having to make any changes to the pre-hill speed setting, while the simple to use electronic parking brake will hold its position on the steepest of slopes thanks to an innovative solenoid braking system. (more…)

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KBS, the fastest-growing shaft brand in golf that built its reputation on crafting precision Tour iron shafts, is introducing another product line already adopted by some of the game’s biggest names.

The new KBS Tour S-Taper shaft is based on the same bend profile as the KBS Tour shaft – the top-selling KBS shaft that has accounted for the majority of the brand’s numerous Tour victories.

The S-Taper shaft incorporates elongated step patterns to control spin. It helps to generate a stable performance throughout the swing for a superior feel, while still maintaining shot workability for those players seeking a mid-launch coupled with a low to mid-spin shaft.

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Head Professionals at some of the country’s most iconic golf courses have given the latest waterproofs from Galvin Green their personal seal of approval and ranked the new C-Knit™ backer technology among the most outstanding innovations in the apparel sector.

Brian Hodgkinson, long-serving Head Professional at Royal Birkdale which hosts this year’s Open Championship, rates the new GORE-TEX® Shell stretch fabric ARGON jacket and ARN trousers with the revolutionary C-Knit™ backer as the best waterproofs he’s ever used.

“The suit is extremely light and goes on easily and quickly, which can be very useful if caught in a squall at Royal Birkdale. The freedom of movement is exceptional – better than any waterproof I’ve ever worn before. Galvin Green has a strapline ‘we never compromise’ and the new suit is certainly evidence of that statement,” added Brian, who has stocked the brand since 1999. (more…)

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