martes, 30 de enero de 2024

LEGION XIII UNVEILED AS LIV GOLF’S FIRST EXPANSION TEAM WITH THE SIGNING OF TYRRELL HATTON AND TOP AMATEUR CALEB SURRATT

                                   


 

LIV Golf today announced its first expansion team, Legion XIII, the first new team to join the league since its inception in 2022. Captained by two-time major winner and reigning Masters champion, Jon Rahm, Legion XIII will begin competing at the league’s season-opening event, LIV Golf Mayakoba, teeing off this Friday at El Camaleon Golf Course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

“We’ve come a long way in a short period of time and are extremely proud of the team and brand we are building,” said Rahm. “As we were developing the team’s brand it became clear that I wanted to fight alongside a group of guys who aligned perfectly with what the team stands for. Tyrrell is a fierce competitor, proven champion, and of course my Ryder Cup teammate. Caleb is one of the brightest next gen stars of the game. And Kieran is a steady, talented ball striker who earned his promotion to LIV and is elevating his game every day.”

“The introduction of Legion XIII is a testament to LIV Golf’s continued growth as our league builds for the long-term,” said LIV Golf Commissioner and CEO Greg Norman. “Jon Rahm is one of the top competitors in the world and his team will make an immediate impact on the league both on and off the golf course. I’m thrilled to welcome his new teammates, Ryder Cup star Tyrrell Hatton and young gun Caleb Surratt, along with LIV Golf Promotions standout Kieran Vincent, who will undoubtedly be great additions to the league. This is another exciting moment in the natural evolution of LIV Golf and the future for the sport.”
 

ROSTER BREAKDOWN

The Legion XIII roster was finalized following the recent signings of Tyrrell Hatton (England), Caleb Surratt (United States), and Kieran Vincent (Zimbabwe).

JON RAHM – The Spaniard has amassed 20 wins over his career, including the 2023 Masters, 2021 U.S. Open, and the DP World Tour Championship three times (2017, 2019, 2022). Rahm has played in three consecutive Ryder Cups, helping lead Team Europe to victory in 2018 and 2023. Last year, Rahm won four times while also finishing tied for second in the 151st Open Championship and tied for fifth in the DP World Tour Championship. 

TYRRELL HATTON – Hatton has been a fixture on the last three European Ryder Cup teams, playing a crucial role in reclaiming the cup (alongside Rahm) in the 2023 match, where he captured 3.5 out of 4 points. A six-time champion on the DP World Tour, Hatton has won four Rolex Series titles, including a victory at Europe’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Brit has been ranked in the top 10 in the world and claimed his maiden PGA Tour title in 2020 at The Arnold Palmer Invitational.

"I’m really excited for this next chapter, to link up with Jon Rahm and Legion XIII, and to get started this week in Mexico,” said Hatton.

CALEB SURRATT – One of the top amateur golfers in the world turns pro to join Legion XIII. Surratt won three of a possible four points in his 2023 Walker Cup debut, one of many outstanding performances for the decorated amateur. The North Carolina native enjoyed an illustrious college career, becoming the first University of Tennessee player to receive first-team All-America honors while also winning the 2023 SEC Championship individual title – the first freshman to do so since Justin Thomas in 2012.

“The opportunity to turn pro and be a part of Jon Rahm’s team is truly a special opportunity that is a great fit for me. I’m excited about the chance to compete and begin my professional career here in Mayakoba,” said Surratt.

KIERAN VINCENT – Vincent excelled at LIV Golf Promotions, the league’s inaugural three-day showdown in December 2023, to secure one of the three qualifying spots up for grabs through the tournament. The Zimbabwean turned pro in 2022 and played collegiately at Liberty University. He joins his brother, Scott (Iron Heads GC), as the only brother duo in the league.
 

BEHIND THE BRAND: LEGION XIII

Pulling from the attitude attributes of ‘proud’, ‘determined’, and ‘true’, Rahm infused his team’s DNA with honesty, emotion, and a sense of togetherness. United under the mantra ‘Together we play. Together we conquer.’, Legion XIII is bred by passion, energized by power, and full of pride.

“I wanted to go down the warrior spirit mythology side for the team's name,” said Rahm. “The term loyalty is very important for me – I think it embodies the warrior spirit through its decisiveness and ready-for-battle mindset. During the Roman Empire, there was the iconic Legion XIII Gemina in Caesar’s army. They believed in the credo of faithful loyalty.”

 

 

“Our first expansion team had to offer something new for fans to get involved with,” said LIV Golf Creative Director Will Newell. “This Legion, this collective, is all about bringing people together as a force to be reckoned with. Jon’s no-nonsense attitude fuels Legion XIII – all-heart, no half-measures and never afraid to be exactly who you are.”

“The XIII portion of the name was appealing early in the process as it fit the structure of captain (X) and the three players in the lineup (III),” said Rahm. “Plus, we are the 13th team in the league. As for the logo, that was something I was also very passionate about. The soccer team I grew up following (Athletic Bilbao) is called the Lions. It’s just a fierce animal that everybody respects and fears at the same time.”

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BRAND UNVEILING VIDEO

Final rosters for the 2024 season will be unveiled tomorrow. LIV Golf competition begins February 2 in Mexico, the kickoff to the league’s 14 tournament schedule in new and returning markets across the world. Fans are encouraged to sign up for free to LIV X to receive exclusive updates and access, including information on hospitality tickets and grounds passes for LIV Golf events which include live music and fan activities for all ages.

Throughout the season, LIV Golf League competition will air in the U.S. on Saturdays and Sundays on The CW, The CW App and LIV Golf Plus, with Friday rounds carried on The CW App and LIV Golf Plus. In addition, LIV Golf tournaments are carried globally on LIV Golf Plus, the LIV Golf YouTube channel and on more than a dozen international broadcast partners, delivering league broadcasts in over 180 territories to more than 380 million homes worldwide. For more information on how to watch the LIV Golf League, visit LIVGolf.com/where-to-watch

LIV Golf is owned and operated by LIV Golf Investments whose vision and mission are centered around making holistic and sustainable investments to enhance the global golf ecosystem and unlock the sport’s untapped worldwide potential. 

 

 

sábado, 20 de enero de 2024

ARCCOS LAUNCHES REVOLUTIONARY LINK PRO DEVICE

 


 

 

-Completely Redesigned, Works in Pocket to Track Shots Automatically,
 Includes Wireless Charging Case & Features Enhanced GPS-

 

  Arccos – the leader in connected A.I. golf products and the Official Game Tracker of the PGA TOUR – today announced the launch of Link Pro, a revolutionary device that tracks a player’s shots automatically without a phone and works inside a player’s front pocket to seamlessly capture on-course data.

 

Available today at Arccosgolf.com and key retailers worldwide, Link Pro is the 3rd-generation in this successful product line. The New Link Pro is built on member feedback to deliver a better experience to track shots automatically without carrying a phone. New features include:

 

·         Works in Pocket - Automatically tracks shots in pocket without needing to carry a phone

·         Wireless Charging Case – Boasting up to 12 rounds on a single charge for exceptional convenience, the case is quickly rechargeable and about the size of an average wallet

·         Enhanced GPS – A new GPS chip ensures incredibly quick satellite lock at start of each round while enhancing data accuracy on the course

·         Multi-Mic Configuration – This leading-edge approach ensures highly accurate shot detection while the device remains in a player’s front pocket

·         Pin Set Button – The introduction of a dedicated button with click feedback allows user to accurately mark the hole location while Link Pro is in pocket

 

“Our product vision is to continuously remove friction from on-course data capture, and Link Pro is a giant step in that direction for amateurs and elite pros alike,” said Dave LeDonne, Arccos Vice President of Product. “Our members asked to be able to use it in pocket and not have to remember to charge the device, we listened and innovated. It’s a major technical breakthrough by our in-house hardware team. When you add all the other benefits, the result is a device that’s precise, less intrusive, easier to use and always ready for your next round.”

 

The size of a car key fob, Link Pro (MSRP: $224.99) comes standard with the wireless charging case. Once paired with the Arccos app, Link Pro works seamlessly with Arccos Smart Sensors (sold separately) to track your game on the course. It allows players to choose what they want to do with their phone during a round – keeping it in the bag, listening to music, taking a call, or leveraging Arccos’ A.I. Powered Rangefinder and caddie recommendations.

 

Compatible with iOS and Android devices, Link Pro has already been ruled permitted under the Rules of Golf (Decision #2023-0650). The Arccos system, including Link Pro, is the only game tracking platform other than ShotLink powered by CDW to be approved for use on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour and PGA TOUR Americas.

 

Golf’s #1 game tracker, Arccos has built golf’s largest on-course dataset. Today that includes more than 850 million shots and 1.5 trillion data points recorded during nearly 18 million rounds played by Arccos members. The system, which consists of a sensor in each club grip that pairs with a mobile app, has long been trusted by amateurs and elite players worldwide.

 

Late last year, Arccos announced a strategic fundraising round featuring several of golf’s biggest brands and most impactful businesses, headlined by the PGA TOUR alongside PING, Inc., TaylorMade Golf Company, Cobra PUMA Golf and Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp. (NYSE: MODG), among others. The company’s focus: fully leverage and accelerate the growth of the game’s largest data set to help the entire golf ecosystem by allowing players, coaches, club fitters and product designers make smarter decisions that are based on real performance data.


 


About Arccos Golf LLC

Arccos Golf LLC is revolutionizing the game tracking experience by integrating Artificial Intelligence with real-time on course data to deliver unparalleled insights that help players maximize their potential. Listed among the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, ranking #3 in the Sports category globally, Arccos boasts the golf industry’s richest data set. Its official partners include PGA TOUR, PING, Cobra PUMA Golf, TaylorMade, Srixon-Cleveland Golf, Club Champion, EA Sports, Golf Digest and Me And My Golf.

 

For more information, please visit: www.arccosgolf.com.

   

lunes, 8 de enero de 2024

Todo sobre los palos de golf

                             


 

¿Estás iniciándote en el mundo del golf y no sabes bien cómo elegir unos palos, así como el resto de elementos necesarios para practicar este deporte? A continuación, detallamos todos los aspectos a tener en cuenta. Podrás hacer tu elección en base a estas recomendaciones y siempre confiando en una tienda con una amplia oferta de calidad como es el caso de The Golf Square, una tienda especializada en la venta de productos para practicar golf al mejor precio.


Tipos de palos de golf que hay 


En la actualidad, puedes encontrar en el mercado una gran cantidad de palos de golf. En este sentido, es importante conocer que existen diferentes opciones. Cada una de ellas, está pensado para un tipo de golpe específico. Por un lado, encontramos el tipo de palo conocido como drivers. Es la opción más larga y está pensado para realizar los golpes más grandes.


Hierros. Son unos palos que se encuentran numerados del 1 al 9, en función de la superficie del golpeo. Se caracterizan porque se suelen usar para distancias de golpeo que oscilan entre los 100 y 180 metros.


Por otro lado encontramos los llamados palos híbridos. Con este palo se logra un golpeo propio de las maderas pero presenta un fácil uso como el que proporciona los hierros. Es un tipo de palo que se caracteriza por ser ligero, moderno y fáciles de usar. Se emplean especialmente para golpes de calle y sirven para reemplazar los golpes de madera de 3 al 11 o los de hierros de 1 al 5.


Wedges. Estos cuentan con ángulos superiores y sirven para llevar a cabo golpes de poca distancia, en función de altura y recorrido. En cuanto a los palos putters decir que con ellos se da el golpe final a la bola para que así pueda caer dentro del hoyo. El palo en cuestión puede variar en función de su uso o altura, dependiendo del jugador que lo esté manejando.


Es posible adquirir un kit completo de marcas que son referentes en el sector como es el caso de Boston, Callaway, Cobra, Evnroll, Ping, Titleist, palos de golf Odyssey y Wilson; de tal modo que siempre tendrás la seguridad de apostar por productos de golf de gran calidad y durabilidad.


Otros aspectos a tener en cuenta al elegir un palo de golf


Una vez se tiene en cuenta que existe una amplia gama de opciones entre las que escoger, es fundamental fijarse en los siguientes elementos. El primero de ellos es la llamada cabeza; es la parte del palo más importante si lo que se busca es contar con un buen agarre, además de contar con más capacidad de control. Se encuentra en dos tipos, la forjada que ofrece más precisión al tirar, y la moldeada que sirve para incrementar el nivel de tolerancia.


La empuñadura. También se pueden encontrar diferentes palos con distintos niveles de empuñadura. De las opciones más populares encontramos la empuñadura  “reminder” o la “empuñadura redonda”. Son opciones que ayudan a lograr un mejor posicionamiento tanto del propio palo de golf, como de las manos del jugador. Pueden ser realizadas con diferentes materiales, todos ellos muy resistentes.


Las varillas. Son una parte crucial en un palo de golf porque es la zona que sirve para potenciar el nivel de flexibilidad del propio palo de golf, así como mejorar la velocidad del swing. Existen 4 categorías diferentes: flexibilidad (LA), regular, rígida (S) y la extra rígida (X).


Por qué es importante usar un buen palo de golf


Sin duda, seleccionar el tipo de palo de golf que más se ajuste a nuestras necesidades será algo crucial. Esto, sumado a la obtención de una buena técnica de uso hará que el nivel de juego mejore de manera muy notable. De este modo, si en las varillas del palo están realizadas a base de grafito o hierro, estarás proyectando una dosis de potencia extra en tus juegos. La elección del palo de golf adecuado tendrá que completarse con el resto de aspectos a tener en cuenta: desde el calzado al set de hierros.


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