Callaway, one of the world’s leading golf equipment brands, has introduced its most advanced rangefinder yet to the UK market with the release of the new Hybrid Laser-GPS model that incorporates two separate distance-measuring technologies for greater accuracy.

Combining the pin-seeking precision of a laser rangefinder with the added convenience of GPS course mapping, the Hybrid Laser-GPS offers comprehensive distance information in a compact device, weighing just 220 grams.

Featuring Callaway’s Pin Acquisition Technology (PAT), the laser can lock on to pins up to 300 yards away with accuracy to within a single yard, while also offering x6 magnification for multiple-target measurements up to 1,000 yards away. (more…)

ClubstoHire.com, the world’s leading golf club rental business, has signed a multi-year agreement with England’s David Howell for the European Tour star and former Ryder Cup player to act as a global brand ambassador.

Howell, who appears as a regular pundit on Sky Sports’ televised golf coverage and contributes to popular golfing publications, will promote the club rental brand across European Tour events and social media platforms. He will also provide golfing tips for readers of the brand’s digital e-zine that goes out to 54,000 customers who have hired clubs from the company in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

“I love the simple idea of golfers collecting top quality clubs on arrival at their golfing destinations and not having to drag them around to and from airports or pay excess luggage charges on airlines,” said David. “Seeing the sets available to rent from ClubstoHire.com for £50 a week, which is nearly half the cost of travelling with equipment, I’d say it’s a great way to try out a fresh set of top-quality clubs.” (more…)

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Less than a week after putting the new Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 forged irons in his bag, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington won his 15th European Tour title at the Portugal Masters at the Oceanico Victoria Clube de Golf on Sunday with a masterclass of accurate approach play and solid putting.

The popular Irishman, who has played Wilson Staff clubs since 1998 in one of golf’s longest partnerships, birdied six holes in a bogey-free final round 65 to finish on -23 and win by a shot from defending champion Andy Sullivan. It was his first victory on the European Tour since 2008 and could move him back into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Harrington, who is renowned for his attention to detail when choosing equipment, placed the new V6 irons in his bag during a practice round earlier this week and was immediately convinced that they would deliver a good score in tournament play.  (more…)

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Sun Mountain, market leader in premium golf bags, is introducing a flagship waterproof carry bag model as part of its comprehensive range for the 2017 season that offers golfers a choice from seven outstanding stand bags.

The collection also introduces a new premium Leather Collection to the golf bag market, plus upgrades to the popular Three5 and Four5 styles in the lightweight stand-bag category driven by the brand.

“The 2017 Sun Mountain bag range is packed with super- lightweight and super-looking bags,” said Tony Fletcher, Brand Fusion UK Sales Manager. “Golfers are going to love the colour combinations as well as the quality features that the brand has become synonymous with after three decades of dedicated design and production.”

Weighing just 1.8 kg, the Sun Mountain H2NO Superlite bag maintains the brand’s strong pedigree in pioneering lightweight, waterproof bags. While retaining tried-and-tested components from previous top-selling models, it incorporates added features for improved performance and easier use for golfers. For example, the H2NO Superlite boasts a wider flared top width (23cm) with four full-length club dividers and a new lift assist lip under the ball pocket, while the X-strap dual strap system combined with a Zero-Gravity hip-pad makes for a comfortable carry. (more…)

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Brendan Steele won the opening event of the 2017 PGA Tour FedEx Cup season at the Safeway Open in California yesterday using Wilson Staff FG Tour clubs to outscore the field with a blistering run of birdies over the closing holes.

Three consecutive birdies at 16, 17 and 18 – including two par fives – saw him shoot an impressive 7-under par final round of 65 to win his second PGA Tour title by a shot and secure a place at The Masters in April.

The win in his home State was all the sweeter as he had led the same event last year over 54 holes, only to fall back in the final round. “This was a little bit of redemption from last year…and it’s nice to close it off this way,” he said.

Steele joined the Wilson Advisory Staff in January 2015, when he switched to playing with FG Tour irons and the FG Tour PMP wedge and went on to record four top ten finishes during the year.

“I am very pleased with my performance over the past year with the FG Tour irons,” he commented. “It’s been a great experience playing a role on the Wilson Advisory Staff, helping to develop the ‘Feel player’ clubs, and I’m really excited about the FG Tour V6 irons.”

The new Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons have been designed for the golfer who values ultimate feel, precision shot-shaping and feedback, while the PMP wedges feature Precision Milled Performance technology which widens the grooves for maximum spin on full shots.

For more information about Wilson Staff FG Tour irons and wedges, visit www.wilsonstaff.com

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