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Courses & Clubs

Best Courses, Clubs & Instructors 2019

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Greathorse Earns #1 Private Club in MA By P.R. Mignosa

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The Northeast or Scotland BY TIMOTHY BRANCO In the “Home of Golf’ weather is part of the character of the game, it is an integral factor that commands patience, skill and planning by those who are up to the challenge. St Andrews juts out into the North Atlantic much like the Northeast with strangely similar weather. The game of golf was conceived in cold, windy and wet conditions, so we should feel fortunate for the gift of authentic conditions bestowed upon us. Weather is mentioned in every day conversation and is an important part of Scottish culture. Everyone has something to say about it, from poets, to comedians, to actors. Scottish actor Billy Connolly said, “there are two seasons in Scotland, June and winter. I love summer in Scotland, It’s my favorite day of the year.” In Scotland, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes. In 1876 Mark Twain said,” There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather that compels the stranger’s admiration - and regret - If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a minute, as the saying goes”. Most New Englanders talk about how much they love the change of seasons here in the Northeast. It has been many years since the Northeast has experience the four distinct seasons of winter, spring, summer and fall. Instead we have variable seasonable climate with cool temperatures and a few magnificently beautiful days sprinkled in. Just like Scotland we are located in the North Atlantic region of the world which accounts for our unpredictable weather and ever-changing conditions. There are some things we have no control over in life and weather is one of them, so complaining is futile. If we are truly the hardy bunch that we claim to be, then let’s be a little more Scottish about all of this and play though this thing called weather with a nod and a smile as its part of the game. A few years back on a cold wet and windy day in St Andrews, Scotland, John Sampson and I tried gallantly to keep up with two local Scotsman on the Castle Course, it was a challenge to say the least. At the finish of the round they requested we join them for their post round hike up a very steep hill to celebrate the round. I believe our comment was, you’re going to what!

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The Front Runner GREATHORSE EARNS #1 PRIVATE CLUB IN MA BY P.R. MIGNOSA

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reatHorse is a private club

of unparalleled clubhouse amenities

fairways, their thoroughly reimagined and

located in the small town of

such as the outdoor pool, private spa,

redesigned world-class course traverses

Hampden, Massachusetts

fitness center, golf simulators, tennis and

breathtaking terrain. Brian Silva’s par-72

where you and your family will feel

platform tennis courts, and the restaurant

layout incorporates natural wetlands,

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and bar. It’s different at GreatHorse, VERY

mountainous views and over 207 bunkers.

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From the elevated tee boxes to the lush

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The golf is fantastic, but what truly separates

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and why they were voted #1 Private Club in MA in this year’s BEST IN GOLF awards has to do with what club President and

Owner,

Guy

Antonacci

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his

family set out to create at GreatHorse.

I have played in many events in New England and more recently internationally on the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica … facilities are second to none. Friendly staff, fantastic views, luxurious clubhouse, expansive practice area, and a true championship golf course with pristine conditions. You have it all. Once you step onto the property you realize everything is truly different at GreatHorse! Jason Thresher - 109th Mass Open Champion at GreatHorse FOX HARB’R

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“Amazing place done right, not a single detail left out. Whether you play golf or want the social aspect, this place offers so much for the family, for the kids, and for the golfers, amazing. The views, grounds, and amenities are awesome. Looking forward to many long years enjoying this place with the family.” James Murphy - Member since Aug. 2017

and friends can come together to enjoy life and create lasting memories. The restaurant at GreatHorse is a worthwhile destination in itself. Executive Chef Denis Griswold and his culinary team combine fresh and flavorful seasonal ingredients to create classically delicious fare with an innovative twist.

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variety and to incorporate the freshest, local ingredients picked right from their very own “We love the game of golf but we don’t love the attitude encountered at most clubs, so we decided to build GreatHorse around the idea of like-minded members enjoying a lifestyle club without the stuffiness of traditional clubs. GreatHorse was built as an extension of your home and to be your local mountainside getaway. It’s a place where members can relax with friends, bring the kids for a day out, or even wear jeans to dinner without worrying about formal rules or pretentious attitudes.” Said Antonacci. Greathorse is a special place where family

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320 acre farm, offering a true farm-to-table approach. The never ending list of amenities that GreatHorse offers its members is breathtaking and quite astonishing. Sure they have a spa, fitness center, pool, basketball & tennis court, summer camps for kids, and even ice hockey (in winter they freeze the courts) but Let’s take it a step further. As a member of GreatHorse, you can take advantage of their custom Mercedes Benz luxury van that will take you anywhere you want to go. How about a day on the Long Island Sound or CT River on The

GreatHorse Sport Yacht, powered by Bassett Yacht & Boat Sales. If that’s not enough, you can hit the skies in the clubs very own private jet – yes, you can charter their 8-passenger Challenger 350 private jet. If you long for a golf club that makes you and your family feel like you’re at home, GreatHorse is the place for you. I advise you to call (413) 566-8010 or email akline@ greathorse.com to schedule your personal tour today!

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THE DESTINATION: TEXAS HIDES AN OASIS IN THE LAKES AND HILL COUNTRY NEAR AUSTIN. FIVE LAKES SWELL THE (LITTLE) COLORADO RIVER IN AND AROUND THE HILLSIDES, PLUSH WITH OAKS AND PRANCING DEER. IT’S ABUZZ WITH KILLER B’S- BBQ, BRISKET, BLUEBONNETS, BLUE SKIES AND BIRDIES OR BOGIES BY THE BAY. The Venue A $70m renovation has paid off at Horseshoe Bay Resort (HSB). Modernized accommodations are comfortable and spacious in the tower or villas along Lake LBJ. Resort guests are shuttled on demand to enjoy golf and amenities along with property owners at the Yacht Club, Marina and Spa. Fulfilling food is found in Lantana indoors or on the tower’s poolside terrace. Fine diners in cocktail attire at the Yacht Club might select chicken fried lobster. The adjacent Y Bar is more casual and intimate, by the lakeside pool area where the largest jacuzzi in Texas was uniquely designed with rock spheres making a maze of hot bubbling water surging between granite peaks. The Whitewater 360 Bar is a circular configuration with wide sports screens and

cost of the very wide waterfalls to be carried from every tee box on

windows to watch putters on the surrounding tropical course.

number 14, one of the most picturesque settings in golf. Apple Rock’s

Exotic birds and lush landscapes dot the 7,000-acre expanse of

renovation follows that of Ram Rock and Slick Rock, reopening in June

HSB, the only water front resort in Texas.

with new bunkering, fresh stonewalling, an enhanced lakeside hole and

The Golf Three resort courses designed by RTJ Sr. plus a Nicklaus

lake views. Summit Rock by Nicklaus is a bonus for members and select

Signature design are topped off by the Whitewater 18 hole putting

guests, built topside with panoramic vistas of the rolling hills and Lake

course. This is no putt-putt joke, but a serious routing with doglegs,

LBJ. Comfort stations are full of snacks and beverages for grazing while

undulations and skinny sand traps along streams and waterfalls.

you golf. The views are so spectacular that artists position their canvases

Ram Rock course is like a state park with creeks, falls and stone lined waterways. Pin oak fairways are bordered by wooden ranch fences. Slick Rock boasts a “million-dollar hole” referring to the

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home. HSB is a rock for all ages. The Journey Road warriors follow gps guides through livestock ranches and old western towns to the lake and hill country with 75 mph speed limits on two lane roads.

Our Takeaway We now know why IAGTO (International Association of

Commercial flights into the music capital of Austin allow for a bonus

Golf Tour Operators) chose Horseshoe Bay Resort for their North American

night to explore the city. HSB is just 45 minutes away. Jetsetters may land

Convention. It is a rock-solid destination for serious golfers. Members

their personal aircraft on the runway of the private Resort Jet Center or

and guests boast about this once secret destination for their vacation or

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Making Old Golf Course Communities

New Again BY TIMOTHY BRANCO

It’s no secret that golf facilities have been closing and falling into hard times throughout the country. There have been at least 500 in the last 6 years that have closed and thousands more are currently losing money. The solution has not been easy for facilities who are struggling to make ends meet. Selling golf courses for home development may have been the only choice in the past but today a new growing trend of repurposing and redeveloping is taking hold.

Falling demand and a major hit to disposable income, courtesy of the

division president of the Atlanta-based Pulte Group said. “Certain

financial crisis, has left developers of these communities desperate to sell,

clubs have more golf than they can support and are focusing on re-

and homebuilders eyeing the properties as possible redevelopment op-

ducing and lowering costs … Certainly if you have a course that’s been

portunities. Local governments are happy to offload the lifeless land for a

closed for five to 10 years, a lot of cities want to see that land redevel-

development that will boost tax revenue. “I don’t think it was the crisis so

oped to bring in new tax [revenue] and desirable land use.”

much as the decline in popularity of golf,” Brent Baker, Southeast Florida

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Such was the case for Pulte Group’s Parkview at Hillcrest devel-


are more inclusive

include Local Coffee and Ice Cream Shops,

than the traditional

Local Bistros for casual meals and upscale

golf experience. Mil-

Boutique Marketplaces for picking up gro-

lennium also devel-

ceries, a quick salad, sandwich or favorite

ops residential, neigh-

bottle of wine.

borhood retail, and

opment, for which it received unanimous support from the city. It bought the former Hillcrest Golf Course in Hollywood, Fla., to develop 645 single-family homes on the 160-acre parcel of land. The former 18-hole golf course is being condensed into a nine-hole course and redeveloped into a gated community including both townhouses and single-family homes. The developer announced a similar purchase this year, tapping a 40-acre site

Millennium Companies works closely with

other recreational

Municipalities and Private Owners of daily fee

amenities that further

golf courses throughout the US who are in-

revitalize communi-

terested in exploring alternative uses for their

ties while creating

land. What makes Millennium Companies

indoor and outdoor

unique is that unlike traditional developers

areas for families and

whose solutions are often finite, rigid and one

professionals to enjoy

dimensional, our solutions are creative, flex-

year-round. The com-

ible, cater to the needs and desires of each

pany projects include

individual community we work in, and first and

Superstition Moun-

foremost, include keeping golf.

tain, Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona,

In the years ahead new innovation in

Las Companas in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Pine

design and planning of golf course commu-

Canyon in Flagstaff, Arizona, Hokuli’a Golf

nities throughout the country will offer ex-

Club in Hawaii as well as design projects at

pansive living centers rich in amenities and

Pebble Beach and in the U.K.

for active living and social enjoyment. What

Additional neighborhood retail amenities

began as a 55 and older retirement theme

are offered as part of Millennium repurpose

has now crossed over multi-generational

solutions that cater to the needs and desires

lines for young and old to enjoy all-inclusive

of each individual community. Examples

living opportunities.

in Boca Raton, Fla., within the Boca Lago Country Club, where it will develop a 130-unit retirement community. It was one of several the company has made within the past year taking advantage of failed golf courses in South Florida. The Pulte Group is the third largest home builder in the U.S and owns and operates hundreds of facilities including all Del Webb communities. Millennium Companies of Scottsdale, Arizona has stepped up with innovative real-estate repurposing solutions for private owners and municipalities saddled with failed or failing courses. Its leadership team of experts in golf, real estate, law, and land use has devised numerous ways to re-use and renovate negative-revenue acreage, turning it into valuable, multiuse properties. Live, Work, Play‌GOLF Among the land-use plans Millennium Companies is poised to create are new and exciting forms of golf, ones that are more energizing, entertaining, take less time to play, and

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Pictured: Kittansett CC

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Pinehills (Nicklaus/Jones)

1. GreatHorse

2. Taconic GC

2. The Kittansett Club

3. Granite Links GC

3. Boston Golf Club

4. Crumpin Fox Club

4. The Country Club

5. Shaker Hills CC

5. Eastward Ho!

6. The Ranch GC

6. Old Sandwich GC

7. Red Tail GC

7. Vineyard GC

8. Shining Rock GC

8. Sankaty Head GC

9. Miacomet GC

9. Myopia Hunt Club

10. George Wright GC

10. Essex CC

Best Instructors:

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RHODE ISLAND GOLF

Pictured: Meadowbrook GC

Pictured: Wannamoisett CC

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Newport National

1. Wannamoisett CC

2. Triggs GC

2. Shelter Harbor GC

3. Meadowbrook GC

3. Newport CC

4. Montaup CC

4. The Misquamicut Club

5. Crystal Lake GC

5. Sakonnet GC

6. North Kingstown GC

6. Warwick CC

7. Exeter CC

7. Rhode Island CC

8. Fenner Hill GC

8. The Aquidneck Club

9. Richmond CC

9. Quidnessett CC

10. Cranston CC

10. Point Judith CC

Best Instructors:

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CONNECTICUT GOLF

Pictured: Mohegan Sun GC

Pictured: Lake of Isles South

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Fox Hopyard

1. The Stanwich Club

2. Lake of Isles (North)

2. The Course at Yale

3. Wintonbury Hills GC

3. Lake of Isles (South)

4. Gillette Ridge GC

4. Wee Burn CC

5. Oxford Greens

5. CC of Fairfield

6. Mohegan Sun GC

6. Brooklawn CC

7. Great River GC

7. Tamarack CC

8. CT National

8. Bulls Bridge GC

9. Shennecossett CC

9. Farmington Woods CC

10. Keney Park GC

10. Round Hill Club

Best Instructors:

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NEW YORK GOLF

Pictured: Trump Ferry Point

Pictured: Fishers Island Club

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Bethpage State Park (Black)

1. Shinnecock Hills GC

2. Trump Ferry Point

2. National Golf Links of America

3. Pound Ridge GC

3. Fishers Island Club

4. Leatherstocking

4. Friars Head GC

5. Turning Stone (Atunyote)

5. Winged Foot (West)

6. Ravenwood GC

6. Oak Hill CC

7. Sagamore GC

7. Sleepy Hollow CC

8. Turning Stone (Shenendoah)

8. Maidestone Club

9. Grossinger’s CC

9. Quaker Ridge GC

10. Bethpage State Park (Red)

10. Silo Ridge

Best Instructors:

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NEW JERSEY GOLF

Pictured: Crystal Springs (Ballyowen)

Pictured: Somerset Hills CC

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Crystal Spring (Ballyowen)

1. Pine Valley GC

2. Neshanic Valley

2. Baltusrol GC (Lower & Upper)

3. Atlantic City CC

3. Somerset Hills CC

4. Twisted Dunes

4. Trump National Bedminster (Old)

5. Shore Gate GC

5. Plainfield CC

6. Ballamor GC

6. Bayonne GC

7. Stockton Seaview (Bay)

7. Liberty National GC

8. Architects GC

8. Metedeconk National GC

9. Scotland Run

9. Galloway National GC

10. Knoll GC (West)

10. Ridgewood CC (West & East)

Best Instructors:

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PENNSYLVANIA GOLF

Pictured: Nemacolin Woodlands

Pictured: Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon)

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock)

1. Oakmont CC

2. Olde Stonewall GC

2. Merion GC (East)

3. Omni Bedford Springs (Old Course)

3. Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon)

4. GC at Glen Mills

4. Aronimink GC

5. Nemacolin Woodlands (Shepherd’s Rock)

5. CC of Scranton (Old)

6. Wyncote GC

6. Fox Chapel GC

7. Inniscrone GC

7. Laurel Valley GC

8. Toftrees Golf Resort

8. Lancaster CC (Meadow Creek/Dogwood)

9. Hershey CC (West)

9. Stonewall (Old)

10. Berkleigh GC

10. Huntingdon Valley CC (Toomey/Flynn)

Best Instructors:

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NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF

Pictured: Omni Mount Washington GC

Pictured: Lake Winnipesaukee GC

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Omni Mount Washington GC

1. Golf Club of New England

2. Portsmouth CC

2. Manchester CC

3. Breakfast Hill CC

3. Baker Hill GC

4. Atkinson Resort & CC

4. Lake Winnipesaukee GC

5. CC of New Hampshire

5. Wentworth by the Sea CC

6. Owl’s Nest GC

6. Lake Sunapee CC

7. Oaks Golf Links

7. Nashua CC

8. Hanover CC

8. Montcalm GC

9. The Shattuck

9. Concord CC

10. Eastman Golf Links

10. Abenaqui CC

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VERMONT GOLF

Pictured: Jay Peak GC

Pictured: Ekwanok CC

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Green Mountain National

1. Ekwanok CC

2. Jay Peak GC

2. Quechee Club

3. Woodstock CC

3. Dorset Fields

4. Rutland CC

4. CC of Vermont

5. Okemo Valley GC

5. Vermont National CC

6. Brattleboro CC

6. Stowe Mountain Club

7. Stowe Mountain CC

7. Burlington CC

8. Lake Morey CC 9. The Golf Club at Equinox 10. Stratton Mountain CC

Best Instructors:

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MAINE GOLF Best ME

Pictured: Belgrade Lakes GC

Pictured: Boothbay Harbor CC

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Belgrade Lakes GC

1. Boothbay Harbor CC

2. Samoset Resort GC

2. The Woodland GC

3. The Links at Outlook

3. Prouts Neck GC

4. Cape Arundel

4. Falmouth CC

5. Old Marsh CC

5. Portland CC

6. Sunday River CC

6. Purpoodock GC

7. Sugarloaf GC

7. The Augusta CC

8. The Ledges GC 9. Kebo Valley GC 10. Fox Ridge GC

Best Instructors:

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GIVING BACK

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Leaderboard AirCannon Featured Events Construction Industry of MA Pinehills, Plymouth MA Air Cannon (2) Courses 6/3 A double shotgun event on both the Jones and Nicklaus Courses at beautiful Pinehills. Over 230 golfers had a blast with the Air Cannon Closest to the Pin Competition.

Energy 4 Life

Fenway Park Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Weekend

Samoset Resort, Rockport ME Air Cannon 6/4

Boston, MA June 14-16th

Often referred to as “Pebble Beach East” the Samoset Resort offers amazing views of the rocky Maine shoreline. Energy 4 Life raises money for Maine Cancer Research.

We set up our 50 Ft. Long Putt and 9 Holes of Mini Golf at Fenway Park under the right field bleachers and the promenade near the sky boxes. Take a pic with the 2018 World Series trophy.

NFL Alumni of CT CC of Darien, Darien CT Air Cannon 6/3 Dozens of NFL Alumni congregated for this year’s tournament. Autographed footballs for the winners, not a bad goodie bag!

Massachusetts Staffing Association Renaissance Golf Club, Haverhill MA Air Cannon 5/20 The highlight of this year’s tournament was most definitely a Hole in One! using the Air Cannon. The Grand Prize, a $10,000 Cash Split (50/50) for the winner and the organization. 40

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Johnson Control’s Corporate Golf Outing Crystal Springs, Hamburg NJ Air Cannon 6/20 Our annual trek to New Jersey for this great corporate events. Everyone gets to shoot the Air Cannon as part of the entry fee.


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SKY HIGH Macy’s Golf Tournament Atlantic City, NJ 50 Ft Putt Hole in One $10K Challenge Golden Nugget Casino 6/27 Seaview Golf Club Air Cannon (2) Courses 6/28 Our multi day event features a $10,000 Putting Challenge at the Golden Nugget Casino followed the next day with a double shotgun at Seaview Golf Club.

Acushnet Company Corporate Golf Outing Allendale CC, N Dartmouth MA Air Cannon 6/8 When you participate in this corporate event you can expect some great swag including a set of Titleist AP irons for the winner of the Air Cannon competition.

47th Campanelli Construction Golf Tournament The International Golf Club Bolton, MA Wed, June 19, 2019 Join former New England Patriots great, Rob Ninkovich as Honorary Chairperson and support Neurofibromatosis Northeast as they try to find treatments and the cure for neurofibromatosis (NF) by promoting scientific research, creating awareness, and supporting those who are affected by NF.

11th Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament Pinehills Golf Club Plymouth, MA Mon, June 24, 2019

On Monday, June 24, 2019, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation will take over both courses at the beautiful Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. for their 11th annual golf tournament. Last year’s tournament raised more than $350,000, and proceeds from this year’s event will once again benefit JAF’s mission to provide help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by contributing financial support when it is needed most.

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Proteus brings a

Natural Approach to golf swing training

W

BY JOHN MOLORI

ellesley native Sam Miller, 33, is

3D. Core engagement and hip rotation

changing the game of golf with

are key aspects

Proteus, a system that assesses

strengths, weaknesses, and imbalances in

perform the swing in a more natural way.

the golf swing, while tracking user trends

Even when doing half golf swings it engages

over time. With Proteus, training and

your core, obliques, and lower extremities

recovery programs can be completely

with the ground. In this way, your feet

personalized to the individual golfer.

actually feel like hands. It produces better

Miller, the CEO of New York City-based Boston Biomotion, has created a system that uses real time 3D capture of the sport’s specific movements. Proteus also provides tools for analyzing and optimizing movements. “My father Larry was a mechanical and electrical engineer,” explains Miller, a Roxbury Latin High School graduate who studied Economics and History at Vanderbilt University. “I was inspired by the technology that he explored at the MIT Biomechanics Lab in the early ‘90s. The goal was to build a machine that would replicate sports movements. This is a complete reinvention of strength training that helps athletes train and recover the way that they naturally move.” Miller explains that his own athletic experiences provided the impetus for Boston Biomotion and Proteus. “I played sports and had injuries, and was frustrated with the gym equipment available. Proteus offers 3D resistance. It is like doing aquatic training on land. This single piece of equipment replaces a room full of gym equipment. “With Proteus, you are not adapting your swing to fit a machine. The machine

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adapts to your movement.” Miller patented 3D resistance in 2018 and employs a powerful software engine with a menu of training protocols. The system also provides a strength profile with data through a 15-minute session. Professional golfers Blake St. John, Grant Brown, and Tiffany Tavee have employed the Proteus system to refine and improve their swings. Says Miller, “There hasn’t really been a machine that works with the natural motion of a golf swing. Everything out there now is restrictive and forces you to move a certain way. Proteus allows you to engage your muscles in the same way they are engaged in golf.” “People move in 3D so they need to train in 3D. You ground yourself and become hyper aware of what your body is doing. This training will help athletes avoid injuries and extend their careers. It’s incredibly engaging. We have an almost 100% repeat use rate on Proteus among athletes. ” Proteus measures and provides data output through the entire movement of a golf swing. It literally dissects the movement and overlays all of the reps in

movements and swing patterns. Miller is now ready for the next phase of his system. “Our plan is to fine-tune the product and then roll it out to certain sites. This is a subscription product for pre-professional and professional athletes. It is an efficient athlete-focused method of training.” He continues, “Elite players will pay a subscription to access the Proteus system for two sessions per week of golf-specific training and exercises. “This training comes with analytics software, including strength trend tracking, personalized insights, and a suite of firstever tools to evaluate and improve the muscle performance behind your swing. We will have Proteus systems in New Jersey, Connecticut, and soon, in Boston.” Miller’s plan is to roll Proteus out to more sites focusing on improving the performance of and protecting the health of the millions of pro and non-professional golfers and athletes in other sports in the U.S. “This is not a Planet Fitness type of product, but more like a Sports Training Academy. Players will start a training program with 3D resistance and get automatic analytics feedback like never before.


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BEST OF

GOLF FASHION WEEKLY AWARDS

It’s time for our annual GOLF FASHION WEEKLY Awards! All winners were chosen on a number of different criteria which included; style, comfort, design, technology, fabrics, buzz and exposure. Categories include Best Men’s & Women’s Overall Brand, Golf Shoes, Hats, Belts, Gloves, Raingear, Sunglasses, Briefs and Socks. Winners were voted on by our subscribers and staff. Congratulations to all winners.

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BEST MEN & WOMEN OVERALL BONOBOS | bonobos.com

Menswear founded on fit, built on service, and focused on style – is their motto. For 2019, Bonobos made a major splash by adding Justin Rose as ambassador. Their prints put them on our radar, and their comfort put them on our list!

PETER MILLAR | petermillar.com

Peter Millar stands out for their keen ability to make performance sportwear, defined by cutting edge technology, that’s designed to be the perfect fit on or off the course. Their Crown Crafted Collection is simply, PARfect!

VINEYARD VINES | vineyardvines.com

Keeping their roots firm in New England, their designs will never go out of style, yet the technology they introduce into the fabrics keep them on the forefront of the soft goods market. The new Jim Nantz Collection is out of this world good!

BOGNER | bogner.com

Logos, graphic prints and the flames typical of the Bogner brand are this season’s must-wear designs on the green. True to the motto “B sensational” you can start a golf revolution with these new interpretations!

G/FORE | gfore.com

With the modern athlete in mind, G/FORE fuses classic aesthetic with premium fabrications and details to make products uniquely…well, G/FORE. Always paying a healthy respect to the past, G/ FORE stands in the front of the boundaries.

POLO GOLF RALPH LAUREN | ralphlauren.com

Polo Golf represents the best of timeless Polo style, reinvented for the fairway with modern fits and the latest performance fabrics. Featuring a range of Polo shirts, pullovers, shorts, and pants, the lineup is tailored to travel effortlessly from course to clubhouse.

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FOOTJOY | Pro/SL | footjoy.com

The Pro/SL is the #1 golf shoe worn on the PGA Tour right now, making it a no brainer for earning a spot on the awards list this year!

PUMA | Ignite NXT Solelace | pumagolf.com The new Solelace completely wraps your foot providing ultimate support, superior step in comfort, and increased traction. This is the ultimate spikeless golf shoe.

JACK GRACE | Innovators 1.0 | jackgrace.com Jack Grace USA focuses on men’s golf shoes and women’s golf shoes with the capacity to print any design you desire! With over 25 different colored laces and over 300 custom designed saddles the options really are endless…they are quite comfortable too!

ADIDAS | Tour360 XT | adidas.com

The new boost is their most responsive cushioning ever providing more energy. The 360wrap provides foot support and stability while the Puremotion outsole offers enhanced flexibility and grip.

UNDER ARMOUR | Hovr Drive | underarmour.com

The Under Armour HOVR™ technology placement supports natural movement of the foot during your swing & provides ‘zero gravity feel’ to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact step after step.

FOOTJOY | Plain Toe Saddle | fj1857.com

One of our most favorite collections to come out is the 1857 collection. Paying homage to the heritage and history of both FJ and the game of golf, these golf shoes deliver a perfect blend of performance and luxury.

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BELTOLOGY | Beltology.com

Add some color to your wardrobe with their stylish mix of bold and subtle designs. Their signature woven design means your belt will fit both your summer beach bod AND your post thanksgiving bod.

NEXBELT | Nexbelt.com

Whatever your passion – be it golf, firearms or just dressing well, Nexbelt offers the most exciting line of belts on the market today. Their new Rowland Thomas Collection includes imported Italian leathers from the most exquisite Italian leather house made here in the U.S.

FRANCIS EDWARD | francisedward.com

Offering hundreds of choices when it comes to designing your very unique custom belt. From Lizard, Crocodile and Alligator as well as many options in Ostrich Leg, Italian Calf and Shark. You’ll be the talk of the course!

PUMA | Volition Tactical Patch | pumagolf.com

Features a moisture wicking performance sweatband and comes with 2 interchangeable patches so you can customize your style. The Volition America Golf Collection is a proud supporter of the Folds of Honor Foundation.

PING | Boonie | ping.com

It’s time to bring back the buckets! The wide brim provides generous sun protection, the adjustable draw cord keeps it snug, and the laser-cut holes and mesh ventilation will keep you cool under pressure.

PUKKA | Customizer | pukkainc.com

It’s time to make a statement on the course with your very own custom lid. Pukkas’ Hat Customizer’s 3D modeling allows you to rotate your creation 360 degrees to see every single stitch through 8 simple steps.

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ELECTRIC | electriccalifornia.com

Electric believes it’s not a matter of choosing style or function. Their sunglasses are inspired by the rich heritage and classic styling of the era before us, blended with contemporary designs and innovative technologies.

OAKLEY | Oakley.com

Designed to stand out, Oakley Mercenary has upped the sport-performance eyewear game with a sleek, double-bridge architecture and a larger, rounded lens shape merged with innovations built to perform. The Prizm lenses are designed to enhance color, contrast and detail.

MAUI JIM | mauijim.com

Using their patented PolarizedPlus2® lenses, it virtually eliminates glare and enhance depth perception while blocking 100% of the sun’s harmful rays. The high contrast lenses provide striking definition from tee to green.

Footjoy | footjoy.com

All FJ’s raingear has been Tour proven. Using specially engineered fabrics that provide maximum waterproof protection and breathability in an extremely lightweight construction. Discover a variety of golf outerwear with FootJoy!

Galway Bay

Galway Bay’s All-Weather Jacket uses Polartec® NeoShell® fabric – the most breathable weatherproof technology in the industry. It’s strong and durable without any “bulk.” The design moves with you so you can swing comfortably.

Galvin Green

Internationally known for using only the best materials, Galvin Green is a pure golf brand specializing in the design and supply of high-performance clothing to golfers in more than 20 countries worldwide. Designed by golfers for golfers.

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Socks JL THE BRAND | jlthebrand.com

STANCE | stance.com

KENTWOOL | kentwool.com

Gloves

FOOTJOY | Pure Touch Limited | footjoy.com

UNDER ARMOR | Spieth Tour | underarmour.com

VICE | Vice Pure | vicegolf.com

Briefs

2UNDR | 2undr.com

TOMMY JOHN | tommyjohn.com

MACK WELDON | mackweldon.com

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GOLF EQUIPMENT

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Honma Golf

Planning for Aggressive Growth

Though not a new concept, the idea of a company setting up a dedicated selling space within a larger retail store has come to the Golfer’s Warehouse in Braintree, Mass. and the brand is Honma Golf. It is part of Honma’s growth strategy as this premium Japanese clubmaker further expands in North America. Golfer’s Warehouse is located at 2 Campanelli Drive and for those that know the area that’s diagonally across Granite St. from Braintree High School. The Honma Shop is a generous 675 square

This year is Honma’s 60th anniversary designing and

two primary club lines each targeted for play by

feet, within Golfers’ Warehouse, and features the

manufacturing clubs they describe as “Combining

different types of players. The super-premium Beres

company’s latest clubs including those being played

innovative technology with legendary Japanese

line is acknowledged to be among the best-looking

by Justin Rose the number 3 player in the Official

craftmanship and unparalleled beauty.”

in the industry and designed by master craftsmen

World Golf Rankings.

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Honma has stepped up its efforts in the U.S. with

committed to making the highest quality and most


beautiful performance clubs. T//World is a premium performance line of beautifully crafted products that deliver power and precision including two driver models (455cc and 460cc), fairway woods and hybrids plus irons including the Rose Proto MB model designed in consultation with Rose. The latest T//World 747 designs are the fourth generation for that family and made especially

Discover Performance

for accomplished golfers looking for world class performance from clubs with great shaping and a confidence-inspiring look at address. There are two versions of the driver, T//World 747 460 and the T//World 747 455. Interestingly the clubhead shapes are created by hand using persimmon block prototypes, certainly a throwback to an earlier time before computer-aided design. Each has a titanium clubhead with a super lightweight ribbed crown made from a carbon composite ET40 material and according to Honma this makes it a thinner carbon crown than any other competitive driver. The hosel is a non-rotating design that provides continuous adjustments to loft, lie and face angle without rotating the shaft in the process. Both the 455

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and 460 head sizes come with the hand rolled mid-kick point Vizard 60 shaft as stock. Honma also designed a responsive face to the T//World 747 drivers to better concentrate the energy at impact to produce more ball speed and therefore distance. The face uses what Honma calls “Four-Fang Technology� making use of four metal tabs inside the head to add strength to the face for more rebound. The T//World 747 455 has a high MOI and produces a mid-trajectory ball launch while the slightly larger 460 model with two interchangeable sole weights has a higher launch with lower spin. T//World-X irons were first developed as utility irons and performance validated by PGA Tour players wanting an iron having both a high ball flight and more carry distance with control of exact distance the ball travels whether hitting to a green or driving from the

Discover Beauty

tee. In addition, the criteria included having to look good at address while producing a solid sound at impact with great feel. Honma began with a prototype utility iron the TW-U made in 2, 3, 4 and 5-iron lofts which were tested and

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put in play by several on Tour including Rose. The

weighted for a high MOI, a measure of their resistance to

irons is categorized as a players distance product

positive feedback from some of the best players

twisting. The face is forged from MS300 steel that is strong

with strong game improvement features for golfers

in the world resulted in the decision to design and

as well as being fast and exhibiting a high rebound.

ranging in skill level from professionals to those with

manufacture a complete set, a “players-distance�

Honma tells me the individual T//World-X long

handicaps from the low single digits to the mid-teens.

category iron the T//World-X. In only a few months

irons are ideal as a supplemental utility iron for better

they have gained instant recognition.

players who may not want to carry hybrids nor high

products which include the Honma NX and TW-G1X

lofted fairway woods and are just the thing to replace

golf balls plus the Beres PP line of putters and T//

conventional long irons. The full set of T//World-X

World W4 wedges.

The muscle back blade-design of the T//World X head has the feel players want and the forged 25C body are

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Honma is planning additional U.S. outlets for their


INTRODUCING THE

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experience the SHOP. DISCOVER THE brand. Discover the performance, see the beauty and experience the craftsmanship in person. Honma has brought to life two beautifully-designed shops in the Northeast, inspired by decades of Japanese club making. Come test Honma’s legendary equipment or schedule a fitting at a Honma Shop location near you.

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From the early releases in late 2018 to the PGA Show product launches to present day Golf Gear Heads have tested and voted on their favorite models in virtually every category of equipment and accessories. Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Best in Golf Gear Awards.

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BEST DRIVERS 2019 CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH | callawaygolf.com More ball speed and more distance in a flash with an even better look. We can’t say enough great things about the performance these drivers offer to any golfer. TAYLORMADE M5 & M6 | taylormadegolf.com Pushing the legal limit of ball speed by injecting the head with tuning resin paired with twist face technology for reduced side spin makes the M5 one of the best. TITLEIST TS 2,3 & 4 | titleist.com Choose from maximum foregiveness across the face, speed tuned performance or greatly reduced spin plus one of four top shafts. This driver lineup is just has everything.

BEST FAIRWAY WOODS 2019 COBRA KING F9 SPEEDBACK | cobragolf.com This is the ultimate fairway wood combining CNC milling, with their trade marked speedback and baffler technologies. With 8 adjustable loft settings this club is just sweet. MIZUNO ST190 & ST190 TS | mizunogolf.com The wavy sole plate and carbon composite crown provide for one of the best looking and feeling fairway metal of the season. Added loft adjustments makes the ST190 a winner all around. TOUR EDGE EXOTIXS CBX119 | touredge.com Year in and year out the metal woods known as, “The Spin Killers” keep gaining distance for golfers alike. We can’t wait to see what their R&D department comes up with next.

BEST HYBRIDS 2019 PING G410 | ping.com This eight-way adjustable hybrid provides the ultimate customization. We love the larger profile as it looks easier to hit while genrating an exceptionally high launch. PXG 0317X GEN2 | pxg.com These hybrids have a classic look and are as hot off the face as they are looking. Control tracectory with weight. The feel and sound of this hybrid is just unmatched. TOUR EDGE EXOTICS CBX119 | touredge.com The shorter heel to toe makes for a clubhead that just speaks workability. The best part is spin and distance are still on par to the CBX line. No wonder this model made our list twice.

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HONMA T//WORLD 747 V | honmagolf.com These irons look as good as they feel. Their hand crafted profile, offset and loft make for a perfect cavity back iron. We are so excited that the Honam brand is in the USA and here to stay. PING BLUEPRINT | ping.com This iron lets the highly skilled player attack the pin with confidence. A unique feature is the tungsten toe screw for extar forgivness. We love the sweet sound and the way they react with the turf. NEW LEVEL 623 | newlevelgolf.com A blade feel and shape that plays like a cavity back. Complete customize with your shaft of choice and turn your club into an instrument made for scoring.

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COBRA FORGED TEC BLACK | cobragolf.com This iron is connected to the Arccos round-tracking system and has a one length option. The sleek black finish and traditional shape are a winning pair. MIZUNO HOT METAL PROS | mizunousa.com Its in the name. These irons are hot all around. The sound, the speed and the finish make for a perfect bundle to hit better shots and shoot lower scores. PXG 0311 P GEN2 | pxg.com This iron has a player profile but provides game improvment performance. The redesigned sole and cutout design just speaks, “you need me in your bag.”

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BRIDGESTONE TOUR B JGR HF2 | bridgestonegolf.com These irons are in line with the quality of thier ball. The designers made the junction of the face and sole thinner than the surrounding areas and wow is it powerful. CALLAWAY ROGUE | callwaygolf.com This iron is so easy to hit and really goes a long way. Surprisingly it has a great feel and sound with such a thin face. Thank the designers for putting millions of speres of air in the lower half of the iron. TAYLORMADE M5 & M6 | taylormadegolf.com These irons just speak game improvmenet but are different in makeup. The M5 looks more like a players iron while the M6 features a through slot that makes the face hotter.

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BEST WEDGES CLEVELAND GOLF RX4 | clevelandgolf.com Amazing spin and versatile grinds. Whats not to love?

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BEST GOLF BALLS BRIDGESTONE TOUR B X/XS/RX/RXS | bridgestonegolf.com The most well rounded golf ball on any player on the market today.

TAYLORMADE TP5 & TP5X | taylormadegolf.com The new mantle material in the 5 piece golf ball is brilliant.

TITLEIST PROV1 & PROV1X | titleist.com The best selling ball in golf found a way to increase distance yet again.

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BEST LASER RANGEFINDERS 2019 BUSHNELL PRO XE | bushnellgolf.com This rangefinder has it all. We love the bite magnet cart mount. GOLF BUDDY AIM L10V | golfbuddyglobal.com A rangefinder that talks to you? Yes please. NIKON COOLSHOT PRO STABALIZED | nikongolf.com It’s in the name. This laser is unshakable and so easy to use.

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SHAFTS ACCRA | TZ5 | accra.com Incorporates the latest high modulus materials to create a smoother “feel” than ever before while maintaining the low launch/low spin characteristics that the Tour Z brand has been known for. GRAPHITE DESIGN | Tour AD VR | prochoicegolfshafts.com The Tour AD VR shaft profile is firm to stiff in the Butt, medium/firm in the center and a firm tip – which promotes a nice mid/high launch angle with low ball spin rates. VA COMPOSITES | Vylyn | vashafts.com Best looking shaft out there today! A player with an average load and smooth swing could benefit from playing the VYLYN.

BAGS PING | Hoofer lite | ping.com Integrated with SensorCool Technology, there’s a cushioned hip pad, a roomy four-way top, and seven pockets offering storage options for essentials and extras. TITLEIST | Player 4 Plus | Titleist.com Using high-grade aluminum legs and advanced hinged bottom for one of the best stable and durable golf bags made. Coming from Titleist – it’s made to last. VESSEL | Player 2.0 | vesselbags.com New special features added with carbon fiber legs, all waterproof zippers, interchangeable straps, carbon fiber towel ring, and genuine leather handles.

CARTS BAG BOY | Nitron Auto-Open | bagboycompany.com The top panel offers scorecard, golf ball, tee and beverage storage to provide easy gear access and a nitrogen powered auto assist for easy open and closing. CLICGEAR | Model 8+ | clicgear.com Patented 4XFOLD™ technology allows all four wheels to fold, making for a much smaller folded size. This also allows to make the front wheels open wider as well, for greater stability. BIG MAX | Blade IP | bigmax.com The ultra-slim design, featuring BIG MAX Flat Fold technology stands out from the crowd of functional push golf carts.

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Ben Hogan | Coming on Strong BY ED TRAVIS Some golfers think of Ben Hogan Golf as

White was able to raise additional

seven-club set of Hogan PTx Pro irons lists for

a has-been in the equipment business. A

capital, create an innovative business plan

$770 while a similar pro-level set of forged

“major player” at one time but now really

and invest in new club models following

irons from a major manufacturer sold

no longer a factor.

Ben Hogan’s almost seven-decade old

through green grass or specialty retail shops

mantra to build clubs with “the most

can easily be $400 more.

In fact, that all has changed. The story now is one of resurgence, fighting back

exacting tolerances modern machinery will

with hard work and dedication and this

allow.”

return to fiscal health after weathering

Last year saw a multi-million-dollar growth

In a crowded and competitive marketplace this price differential can’t be ignored and coupled with the Hogan

multiple ownership changes, management

in sales and this year several new club lines

reputation for design excellence and

styles and bankruptcies is the responsibility

have been introduced, all targeting serious

quality construction plus an aggressive

of the current President and

golfers regardless of skill level. On the list are

demo club program, the company seems

the Equalizer Black Wedges, a full line of

to be positioned for continued growth.

Precision Milled Forged Putters, the “players

But there’s another uniqueness to the

category” PTx PRO irons and the GS53

Hogan story. Each club is made by hand

Driver and Fairway Woods.

at their Fort Worth plant where some of the

CEO

Scott White.

A cornerstone of White’s business plan is factory-direct sales to consumers over the Internet. No salesmen, no distributors

longtime employees actually worked for the man, Ben Hogan himself. We were able to catch up with the

and no retailers which provides both the

architect of Hogan Golf’s turnaround Scott

company and golfers significant gains.

White and ask about the company, his

Hogan has the benefit of millions in added

plans and the future.

sales while golfers purchase clubs for roughly one-third less. A case in point, a

ET: After the remarkable resurgence of Ben Hogan Golf what do you see as the

“Ben Hogan was famous for his no-nonsense approach to his game and his business.” said Scott White, President and CEO of the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. “We felt the designs and marketing claims in the driver and fairway woods categories had gotten out of control in recent years. We’ve been working on the GS53 projects for a long time with the simple goal of delivering exceptionally beautiful drivers and fairways woods that provide industry-leading performance. No ridiculous hype, unnecessary technologies, materials or graphics … and certainly without the crazy price tags.”

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future for the technology you employ, new product lines and company growth?

Instead, we are and will remain focused

who understand the Ben Hogan history and

on making golf equipment for the most

heritage … and understand our factory-

serious and discerning golfers in the world.

direct business model … are incredibly

Company, our first (and second) goal is

That doesn’t necessarily mean the most

supportive and loyal.

to live up to Mr. Hogan’s mission to make

accomplished golfers. It means that we will

the “highest-quality and best-performing

focus on making tour-caliber, forged irons

golf equipment in the world”. This was

and wedges first and foremost for golfers

something he demanded when he started

who love the game, play often, and are

but the honest truth is that we discovered

his Company in 1953 and remains a focus

committed to using equipment that will

it almost by accident. When we were

of the Company today.

help them play to their fullest potential.

re-tooling the Company in 2017, we

SW: At the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment

That said, we aren’t interested in being

Until recently, we were a ‘one-trick

ET: How did you determine the factory direct business model would be the best for you? SW: I wish I had a better answer for you,

had decided that we simply couldn’t

the largest golf equipment company in

pony’ of sorts because we only sold forged

do business the same way as the larger

the world; we don’t want to try to be

irons, wedges and hybrids. However, we

equipment companies. It was far too

‘everything to everybody’. I learned early

have recently entered into other product

expensive to hire a salesforce, bring in

in my career that following that route

categories … including putters, drivers and

scores of full-time employees, and pay

can quickly lead a Company to being

fairway woods … to round out the short

for Tour players to endorse our products.

‘nothing to nobody’.

and long ends of golfer’s bags. Golfers

On top of those expenses, the major

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golf retailers demand huge advertising

offer them the opportunity to purchase

other online brands. We study and learn

budgets to drive golfers into their stores,

the same high-quality equipment they

a lot from companies outside of the golf

want all sorts of consumer promotions

knew and loved directly from us, with no

industry like Southwest Airlines, Dollar

to be run, then take product back if it

retail mark-up.

Shave Club, Tecovas Boots, etc.

doesn’t sell. The process and distribution

In short, the response was simply

ET: How is the industry-unique Demo program working?

channels are broken which is why golf

overwhelming. Unfortunately, we

equipment is so expensive and, by

weren’t prepared; we had no Call

the way, very few (if any) large golf

Center or website up and running so

really well. Rather than hit balls into a net

equipment companies are profitable.

SW: Our Demo Program works really,

we were writing telephone orders by

or at a multi-vendor demo day event,

When we were trying to determine

hand. Lesson learned. We pumped the

consumers can take a few Ben Hogan

the next step for the Ben Hogan Golf

brakes, built a world-class eCommerce

clubs to their home course or range

Equipment Company, we went to our

website (BenHoganGolf.com) and it’s

and try them at their leisure. Without

database of golfers who had supported

been (mostly) smooth sailing since then.

a tech rep or sales rep looking over

us in the past. We told them the Company

Consumer are extremely comfortable

their shoulders, golfers can do a very

was in transition, and that we’d like to

buying online thanks to Amazon.com and

good comparison of our products vs.

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what they currently have in their bags

Club Champion and True Spec Golf,

fitting stores that will do a good fitting

or competitive products. In fact, we’ve

but nothing has materialized yet. To me,

for less than $100.00. We’ll custom-

heard some funny stories about people

it would make sense for us to develop

build any of our irons, wedges, hybrids

ordering Demo irons or wedges from us,

some kind of partnership, but the Ben

… or whatever … to any specifications

then taking them to a multi-vendor demo

Hogan Golf Equipment Company remains

provided. We also have customers who

day … I don’t think the larger OEMs are

committed to eliminating (or at least

will send us their current clubs and ask us

very supportive of that idea!

minimizing) retail mark-up. I don’t fully

to match those specifications, which we

We find that most people who try our

understand the business models of all of

are happy to do.

clubs through our Demo program end up

the standalone fitting shops, but I know it

buying them. In fact, our conversion rate is

is hard to walk out of any of them without

White with Northeast Golf the conclusion is

north of 70%.

buying a set of VERY expensive golf clubs.

clear. Ben Hogan Golf is succeeding and

ET: Are there any plans to partner in

We urge customers to work with their

some way with standalone club fitters such

local PGA Professional to get a proper

as Club Champion?

fitting. There are also hundreds of fitters

SW: We’ve had conversations with

that are unassociated with the ‘chain’

After this candid sharing of information by

positioned for more growth.

For more information visit www.BenHoganGolf.com

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TAKES FULL SWING BY NICK HEIDELBERGER

Darren Falk, PGA, has 3-year old

just laugh off any bad shot, which

golfers squaring up picture-perfect –

any adult golfer knows that’s pretty

proportionally, of course – fairway-splitting

hard to do. We tend to get a lot of

drives at Holly Ridge Golf Club, and for

kids that haven’t had success in other

that he should get an award. Justice

sports, whether it’s ability-wise or they

will be served this November when Falk

just weren’t really interested. That’s

accepts the New England PGA’s Youth

the nice thing about golf, there’s no

Player Development Award.

playing time. Everybody can play.”

When Darren, alongside co-owners

By 2018 the Holly Ridge youth

Joe and Jennifer O’Connor, began

program had outgrown the condensed

developing the Holly Ridge (Sandwich,

golf season that New England offers.

Mass.) youth program in 2016, there

But rather than leave his youth golfers

were a dozen or so kids participating

me being a Giants and Yankees fan

opportunity to learn on a manageable

in the cold, Darren took his program

once-a-week. That number has more

we always have fun with that when I

layout. Kids play for free with an adult

indoors over the winter. He rented

than quadrupled to 75-80 kids this

wear my Eli Manning jersey with the

on weekends, and kids who participate

space at a nearby indoor sports facility

year, with programs four days a week.

New England crowd. We have favorite

in a Holly Ridge junior program play for

and set up full-swing, chipping, and

While Falk enjoys every minute of his

super-hero week, where we have the

free with an adult anytime.

putting stations on the field turf. It was

youth programs, he admits the 3-5

kids, and myself included, dress up like

year-old group is “usually the most fun

their favorite super-hero. Our goal is for

helps,” Falk said. “It’s much easier for a

to six golfers at a time and Darren said

we have all week.”

the kids to purely have fun, and without

kid to go out and play with their mom

he plans on expanding the indoor

them knowing it, they’re actually

or dad when they’re playing from

program in the future.

getting better at golf.”

100 yards as opposed to a regulation

“We get some kids whose parents play golf and they can really hit it quite well,” he continued. “We had a 3-year

Falk’s philosophy fits Holly Ridge

“Being a short course certainly

enough space to comfortably cater

Whether it’s by offering free golf

course, starting off with the tee shot

to juniors, helping youngsters perfect

old last year and every swing it was a

perfectly. The facility boasts one of the

and then dropping in front of the

their full swing, or simply facilitating an

solid driver carrying 25 to 30 yards.”

best practice and learning centers in

green, or starting from the fairway.

athletic experience for a junior who

the country – at least according to Golf

Here, they can start at the same spot

didn’t latch on to a team sport, Darren

on their game each week, while the

Digest – providing juniors the perfect

as their parents, which is great.”

has made golf the highlight of the

6-13 year-old groups take part in

place to develop their skills. The full

50-minute weekly sessions over a seven-

suite of practice areas includes a deep,

they naturally gravitate to, or just the one

That makes Falk a great recipient

week program. If that sounds like an

30-stall driving range, large practice

they’re good at, Falk says the enthusiasm

of the 2019 NEPGA Youth Player

overwhelming amount of golf for a young

green, and a sand and short-game

and energy the kids bring are what

Development Award.

age group, then you haven’t witnessed

area, allowing golfers of all ages to

make his youth programs rewarding.

Falk’s youth programs first-hand.

sharpen every aspect of their game.

The tykes spend 30 minutes working

“Just their general desire to be here,

week for dozens of Cape Cod juniors.

Falk and the other 2019 NEPGA Special Award Winners will receive their

they’re always looking to have fun,”

awards at the NEPGA Awards Banquet,

theme,” Falk explained. “We’ll do

Holly Ridge offers an 18-hole par-3

he said. “They always bring tons of

Nov. 2 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in

favorite sports team week and with

course that gives young golfers the

enthusiasm and a lot of times they

Boylston, Mass.

“Each week we have a different

When it’s time to hit the course,

Whether it’s because golf is the sport

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THE U.S. OPEN AT PEBBLE BEACH:

AN ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY BY JACK ROSS

1

As I watch the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links

iconic 18th hole took their toll. The $500 greens fees, $150

this year, I will fondly recall my round on the breathtaking

caddie fee/tip, and $45 for the requisite beers in the Tap

course ten years ago. My most memorable shot was a gap

Room after my round also took their toll on my credit card,

wedge to within 18 feet on the diabolical par-3 7th hole,

but I wouldn’t trade the day for anything. I would like a

which set up one of three pars on the front nine. I was holding my own on the legendary course. My score, ultimately, was not so memorable. The lighteningfast greens, bunkers, and three shots into the Pacific on the

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chance for redemption on the 18th hole someday. Pebble Beach has hosted five previous U.S. Opens, some of which inspired performances which rank high in the annals of golf history. Here is a look at some of the highlights.

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1972. With howling winds battering the Monterey Peninsula, the scoring average in the final round soared to 78.8. Jack Nicklaus had led wire-to-wire, but Arnold Palmer had closed the gap to one stroke on the back nine. Then came one of the epic shots in golf history: facing a stiff wind and hoping to just reach the front bunker, Nicklaus laced a 1-iron shot on the 209-yard 17th hole that struck the flagstick and left a tap-in birdie. The

from above the hole. Nicklaus, watching

hole. After his 6-iron into the brutal

in the clubhouse, was feeling confident.

winds missed the green, Kite somehow

Watson’s caddie, Bruce Edwards,

Jeff Sluman, who finished second,

to the hole. Watson responded, “Close,

remarked that the winds “felt like Mike

hell, I’m going to sink it.” He did just that;

Tyson had hit you in the stomach.”

the perfect pitch landed softly and rolled into the cup. Watson did a victory dance around the green and jubilantly exclaimed to Edwards “I told you so!” He birdied the 18th hole for a two-stroke win and his only U.S. Open championship.

1992.

shot clinched his third U.S. Open victory (Palmer was runner-up in the first two and finished fourth at Pebble Beach) and 11th major championship.

1982. Any golf fan beyond millennial age remembers this epic duel between Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Watson stepped to the 17th tee on Sunday tied for the lead with Nicklaus. His tee shot found the thick Kikuyu rough to the right of the green, leaving a delicate pitch

pitched in for an improbable birdie.

urged him to try to leave the ball close

For two rounds, Gil Morgan was looking

2000.

appeared to be on track to a victory. Pebble Beach had other ideas. Starting

second hole, Johnson lost six shots to

It is almost impossible to describe Tiger Woods’ dominance at Pebble Beach, where he won his first U.S. Open and started what came to be known as the “Tiger Slam” – four straight majors during 2000-2001. He broke or tied nine U.S. Open records, including the largest tworound lead (6 shots), three-round lead (10

9-under par after two rounds and moved

shots), and margin of victory (15 shots).

to 12-under par through seven holes on

He did not 3-putt during the tournament,

Saturday. Then the wheels fell off. Morgan

and 1-putted 34 of 72 greens. Woods

finished 77-81 as winds gusted to 40 mph

finished 12-under par. No one else

off Carmel Bay.

finished in red numbers.

But while the scoring average

a 3-stroke lead, Dustin Johnson

with a disastrous triple bogey on the

like Tiger Woods in 2000. Morgan was

Sunday soared to 77.3, Tom Kite

2010. After a 66 on Saturday gave him

par in three holes and finished with an 82. When none of the other illustrious names on the leader board (Woods, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson) could gain any traction, Graeme McDowell plodded home with a 74 and an even par finish, which was good enough to take the trophy back to Ireland.

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carded a steady 72 for a 2-stroke win. A pivotal point was the short par-3 7th

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