How To Say “Happy Mother’s Day & Father’s Day 2012”
It’s that time of year again when both Mom and Dad deserve a token of your appreciation. We have assembled a cornucopia of inexpensive and slightly more expensive golf items that convey your love and appreciation for Mom and Dad and make their golfing even more pleasurable.
Laser Link Switch Range Finder
If you are looking for a fast and accurate distance measurement to a flag or bunker , there is no product on the market that out performs the new Laser Link Switch Rangefinder. Instead of fiddling with a Smart Phone or GPS “tool”, just point and shoot with the Laser Link Switch. This new rangefinder has two distinct modes controlled by one switch that seamlessly switches between modes.
In the first mode, the QuickShot is for courses that have flagstick reflectors. The second mode, called the Red Hot, is used when there are no reflectors present and takes measurements from trees, flags bunkers, etc. The unit is powered by a 9-volt battery.
The range in QuickShot QS(reflector only) Mode is 400 yards, while the range in Red Hot RH(no reflector) Mode is 900+ yards to a LLG reflector, and 500+ yards to a “non-reflector” object.
Pistol-shape is the “signature shape” of Laser Link rangefinders. The shape allows you to hold the unit away from your face, should you so desire, which eliminates the need to adjust/remove hat or sunglasses to use. The Switch is a little different in that the head of the unit is flat instead of curvy like previous designs. It takes up a little less “horizontal” space in/on a golf bag.
The unit will be available in May.
MSRP: $429.00 www.laserlinkgolf.com
Butch Harmon About Golf DVD
The two-DVD set features 57 chapters containing more than 250 specific tips, totaling over four hours of instruction from the man voted #1 in Golf Digest’s annual ranking of America’s Best Teachers for the past 11 consecutive years.
In addition, “Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist” features actual footage from the golf professionals who benefited from Harmon’s instruction, (alphabetically) Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Natalie Gulbis, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Nick Watney and Tiger Woods.
Those players who have worked with Harmon all agree that the keys to his success are his keen eye for the strengths and weaknesses of each individual player’s swing; his comprehensive understanding of the game; his ability to communicate with the golfer; his toughness; his enthusiasm for his players to succeed; and his relationship and rapport with his players, making their work about teamwork rather than individual accomplishment.
Two sections are both worthwhile and important: In section 2 titled Faults, Cures In
In Section Two entitled “Faults, Cures and Drills”, Harmon covers some of the more frustrating elements of the game, such as: topped shots, hitting it fat, shanks and anger management.
Section Section 7 – “From Good to Great” is a good read and the highlight of the DVD.
In this section, Butch sits down with 9 of the finest tour professionals that he has taught. The conversations with Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els are both riveting and an eye-opener.
Other tour pros included this section are Adam Scott, Natalie Gulbis, Fred Couples, Dustin Johnson, Nick Watney, and Tiger Woods.
The DVD is directed by seven-time EMMY award-winner Terry Jastrow. “Butch Harmon is arguably the greatest golf teacher of all-time. Every golfer in the world today can benefit from the lessons Butch teaches in this comprehensive DVD, which will set a new gold standard for golf instructionals,” said Jastrow.
The “Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist ” DVD set is sponsored by Titleist, Winn Grips, Rolex, Golf Digest and JMA.
$79.95 on-line at www.butchharmondvd.com.
Kentwool Golf Socks
KENTWOOL – the 168-year-old, family-owned American textile innovator – reports a nearly 600 percent year-over-year increase in sales of its premium performance socks, specifically engineered for golfers.
It’s easy to see why these socks are now the most popular golf socks being sold for men and women. It’s about quality, style and fit.
Of course, with Bubba Watson’s Masters win, sales the next week, especially of the “Bubba Master’s Sock”, skyrocketed and Kent was sold out of this sock in 24 hours!
Kentwool’s USP (Unique Selling Proposition) is their rocking, innovative design, infused with a proprietary blend of Super Fine Merino Wool yarn—WINDspun by Kentwool—and combined with other premium natural and high-tech fibers. The integrated foot technology system includes a micro-climate feature which promotes wicking and comfort, and reduces friction, abrasion and muscle fatigue.
Available at select green-grass locations and www.kentwool.com/shop, KENTWOOL Golf Socks are backed by a “blister-free guarantee.”
Retailing for $19.95 to $24.95, styles include the Low Profile Skinny and Tour Profile for women, as well as Low Profile, Tour Profile and longer Tour Standard for men.
In addition to Watson and Kuchar, KENTWOOL premium performance golf socks are worn in competition by many Tour players, including Peter Jacobsen, Jonathan Byrd, Brendon de Jonge, Tom Gillis, Jane Park, Charles Warren, Kevin Johnson, Kristy McPherson, Sarah Kemp, Jenny Gleason, Meaghan Francella and Jenny Hong.
Trion:Z to Colantotte.
Colantotte, manufacturer of award winning magnetic and negative ion technology, announces a new branding direction in the United States – transitioning from Trion:Z to Colantotte.
The natural power of the Colantotte’s magnets restores the negative impact today’s lifestyle imposes. The human body absorbs positive ions from electronic equipment, cell phones, electrical wiring, and machinery. Colantotte, with its negative ionic technology, combats these destructive positive ions for regeneration.
The Flex Bracelet shown above, offers a relaxed fit featuring premium grade silicone and four 100 mT (1,000 gauss) ferrite permanent magnets incorporating Colantotte’s signature magnetic technology in a unique Alternating North-South Polarity Orientation (ANSPO™). It is perfect for everyday use. This stylish and water resistant bracelet is available in 8 unique color variations. $34.95
Colantotte sponsored athletes include top PGA tour professionals Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Ryo Ishikawa and LPGA tour professional, Brittany Lincicome. Rory, Rickie and Ryo wore Colantotte products in their quest to win the 2012 Masters Tournament at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA. Rory wore the company’s signature Tao Necklace as he won the U.S. Open in 2011 and Ryo wore the necklace while playing at the prestigious President’s Cup in 2011.
Colantotte’s MagTitan Neo Legend bracelet delivers fine design combined with an element of comfort and functionality. Embellished with a surface of sleek carbon fiber design and polished pure titanium, the Neo Legend epitomizes the essence of fashion and striking craftsmanship that is ideal for casual and business attire alike.
Colantotte products are approved as medical devices by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare. They all feature a unique Alternating North-South Polarity Orientation (ANSPO™) technology to create a larger magnetic field flow.
Neo Legend $199.99
The Right Mind for Golf by Dr. Barry Lotz
The author’s latest book will help get your mind, both for golf and daily living, back on track expeditiously.
This is the same book Dr. Lotz uses with his PGA Tour players and includes both the Golfer’s Mental Aptitude Test and a handy pull-out card that is found in many Tour player’s bags. It is short, succinct and will most definitely make you a better golfer. After all, golf is really 90% mental!
Daphne’s Head Covers – a great gift idea!
When it comes to making animal head covers, there is no one better than Daphne’s. They focus solely on creating realistic looking, quality head covers of all Mother Nature’s critters. Whether you are a dog or cat lover, have fondness for barnyard animals, enjoy the creatures of the sea, or just want to deck out your golf bag with a variety of fuzzy friends…Daphne’s has the perfect head cover for you!
Daphne’s Head covers created a head cover in honor of a founding dog – Weimaraner Head cover. Giving back has been part of the 32 year old Phoenix based company’s motto from the start. Not only will Daphne’s head covers make you smile when you see them on your golf bag, but some of their head covers are doing more than just protecting your clubs.
Jane Spicer, president of Daphne’s, created this head cover in honor of Gabriel, the founding dog of Gabriel’s Angels. A Phoenix based charity that uses therapy dogs to deliver healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, nurturing their ability to love and trust, thereby helping to free them from the cycle of violence.
A portion of the proceeds are being donated to Gabriel’s Angels.
Visit http://www.gabrielsangels.org/news.php#headcover for more on the creation of this head cover. Pre-orders are being taken.
Each of their golf club head covers exhibits the Daphne Difference. From conception to completion, each and every head cover is created with an eye on quality, function, form and attention to minute detail. All of the club head covers bear the company label and factory phone number. The phone number is there for you, should something ever go wrong with one of their head covers. Daphne’s believes that every animal you buy from them will be a representation of the family’s commitment to their success.
Daphne’s head covers has been in business for more than thirty years and enjoys a reputation as an industry leader. Daphne’s Head covers offers a lifetime satisfaction guarantee on more than 200 head cover models. With over 30 years as the benchmark for quality — from custom design, hand finished details, to corporate logos, you will not find a better styled and quality head cover anywhere!
MSRP: From $34.95 www.daphnesheadcovers.com
Golf Apps of America
Golf Minnesota and their subsidiary, Golf Apps of America, had a successful introduction of their Smartphone apps at the PGA Show. Versions are live on the iPhone app store and Android Market in 16 states with several more on the way.
The apps function as course locators and directories with some extremely unique functions that include opening websites, photos, and for some of the top courses, a brief video overview of the course. Video instruction tips from top PGA pros, including Tom Watson, are included for the iPhone users. You’ll never again need to look for a course phone number, or get lost trying to find a golf course, and you’ll always know what courses are nearby. It’s terrific for the traveling golfer.
If you want to purchase any of their complete directory apps for AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, NY, OR, SC, TX, WA, it is recommended you install this FREE app first. You will then have easy access to the individual state apps through an In- App Purchase via the iTunes store.
Golf America is the introductory app and is free. This app introduces you to the functions of the comprehensive state golf apps.
Gary Player: Golf’s Global Ambassador from South Africa to Augusta.
I personally can never get enough of reading about the Black Knight. He has always been an inspiration to me. Gary looks you in the eye and gives you a firm hand shake. He takes his time to talk to you, to help you, and of course, offer his opinion on every subject.
My best memory of Mr. Player was the escorted trip he gave me of the Masters Clubhouse at Augusta, including the Champions Room!
Gary Player’s golf career came full circle in April 2012 when he joined Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as honorary starters at the Masters Tournament.
Gary rose from humble beginnings in South Africa to become an international golf superstar, and his success at Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters is the highlight of his impressive career. His legacy includes 3 Masters wins, the record for most starts at the Masters and 165 worldwide wins, which includes all the Grand Slam titles on the regular tour and the senior tour.
Most impressive about Gary Player is the way he gives back to the community. Since its establishment, The Gary Player Foundation has raised over $50 million dollars to the support of children’s charities, the betterment of impoverished communities and the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the world.
Player has been called many things over his years in golf. His nickname, the “Black Knight”, pays homage to his all-black attire and corporate logo, while “Mr. Fitness” honors his devotion to diet and exercise.
But “Golf’s Global Ambassador” might suit him best. Player was the first international champion of the Masters Tournament, and he traveled around the globe to compete against the best and promote the game. In doing so, he inspired multiple generations of international champions, and today the game is more global than ever before.
Player is and always be an inspiration not only to his fellow South Africans but to golfers all around the globe. His other books, “Golf begins at 50”, “Golf Fitness” and “Gary Player’s Golf Clinic” are worth a read and a great addition to any library collection of golf books.
$17.15 at Amazon.com
Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers”, “How to Build Business Relationships through Golf” which is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s bestseller list. His latest book,” The Right Mind for Golf”, released in February, 2012 is already in its second printing.
He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com or email@example.com