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Bushnell Golf Launches NEO+ Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch

Bushnell Outdoor Products has just introduced the NEO+ Golf GPS Watch, an easy-to-use GPS rangefinder, with instant measurements for golfers in a simple, lightweight form-factor.

Simple & Comfortable:  According to the company, the lightweight watch is simple to operate and comfortable to wear, giving golfer’s accurate front/back/center and shot distance measurements on 25,000 preloaded courses with no membership fees, more than has have ever been made available via GPS.

Excellent Battery Life:  While other GPS watch devices run out of battery after just one round, the Bushnell NEO+ Golf GPS Watch allows golfers to play three rounds or over 14 hours without needing a recharge. Additionally, when the product is functioning solely in watch mode, the battery can last over 12 months.

The NEO+ Golf GPS Watch is capable of instantly recognizing courses and has an auto hole advance feature which automatically changes from one hole to the next. This great feature means that the golfer does not have to push another button for the rest of the round.

It will be available at Bushnell retailers nationwide beginning in May, with a retail price of $199.95.

>> We will see if we can get a hold of one of these to experience for ourselves how “lightweight” it truly is.<<


Sun Mountain’s Newest Speed Cart to Debut in June

Sun Mountain just announced its newest Speed Cart — the SV1 — which offers a new and bigger console, new E-Z Latch System, improved brake system, and solid foam tires, to go with the legendary performance and ergonomics for which the Speed Cart is known. Speed Cart SV1 will be in stores June 2011 with a full-suggested retail of $259.

Though it looks very similar to the company’s past Speed Cart offerings, there are some significant upgrades:

  • The totally redesigned console for the SV1 is divided into three separate sections that allow one to separate and divide various electronic devices and accessories. This new console also conceals a slide-out tray for scorecard and pencil.
  • The drink holder has been moved from the console and is now a stand-alone connected to the side of the handle to allow more freedom to swivel.
  • It now comes with a cargo net that sits below the console and offers a convenient place to hold head covers or a layer of outerwear.
  • The new E-Z Latch System to allow easier folding, unfolding and handle height adjustment;
  • It has solid foam tires with anodized wheels to match the color of the frame
  • A new brake system that replaces the former caliper brake with a new pin system to more securely lock the wheels in place.

SV1 colors for 2011 include black, gold, silver, red, blue and charcoal. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit


Oakley’s “Rolling O” Heading to Huge Golf Expo in Sacramento

We got a sneak peek of the Oakley Monster Truck. Dubbed the Rolling O, it is a demo mobile that got to Sacramento a week early.

From Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2011, the Oakley Rolling “O” Eyewear Lab will be at the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo to educate attendees about the technology behind Oakley’s eyewear.

Per the Expo’s website:

Get educated across the globe. Listen up and learn the stories and facts behind Oakley’s groundbreaking technology. Experience a self-contained 40-foot motor coach with front row seats at major sporting venues. Discover the truth about today’s eyewear marketplace of ideas at the Oakley HDO® Demo Tour. Not all sunglasses are created equal —they’re taking science to the streets to show you why.

For more information on all of the events during America’s Largest Demo Days, go to

Wish we could have gotten inside for a preview.

Bag Boy Unveils New Cart Bag with Clip-Lok

The Bag Boy Company just announced their new XLT-15 cart bag which features the Clip-Lok system to hold clubs firmly in place and prevent unnecessary noise and club damage during the round.

The Clip-Loks are designed to eliminate club contact by holding the shaft of the club securely in place until the club is ready to be used. The Clip-Lok system is easy to operate, simply snap the shaft into the lock.  There are 15 individual Clip-Loks integrated into the bag’s 11-way organizer top.

The 420D nylon, 10-inch cart bag comes with individual full length dividers and an external putter well with a putter Clip-Lok. There are eight easily accessible pockets on the bag for plenty of storage, including a large insulated cooler pocket and a fleece lined pocket to protect valuables. This lightweight cart bag weighs only 7 pounds.

The XLT-15 cart bag weighs seven pounds and is offered in seven color combinations – red/black, yellow/black, lime green/black, navy/silver, black, pink/charcoal/white and aqua blue/silver/white. It is available in golf shops and golf specialty retailers for a suggested retail of $159.95.


Marriott Golf & BagBoy Kick Off Walk For Health Program

Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, has just announced a first-of-its-kind alliance with The Bag Boy Company, to create Walk For Health, a program designed to promote the health benefits associated with walking the golf course.

Starting immediately, the Walk For Health program will be launched at leading Marriott Golf resort destinations in the U.S., whereby each participating property will be outfitted with Bag Boy’s lightweight, eco-friendly Express Auto, three-wheel walking carts.  Equipped with an assortment of features, the cart provides resort golfers with a fun and healthy way to navigate the course, as well as support environmental consciousness.

Participating resort destinations include: Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, Calif.; JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Ariz.; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami, Fla.; Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort, Orlando, Fla.; Grande Pines Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Naples, Fla.; Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Oak Brook, Ill and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson, Ariz.

Each of these properties holds the distinction of being a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, which indicates that Marriott Golf has gone to the greatest lengths possible to protect the environment by enhancing precious natural areas and wildlife habitats.

No details were released about whether guests would be offered a BagBoy discount to continue their healthy course walking habit when they get home.


PGA Pros Offered FREE GolfLogix Membership

This week, GolfLogix posted a Tweet aimed at PGA Pros offering “a FREE Champion Membership to the #1 golf gps and stat-track app.”  Card carrying members can go to to register.  A Champion GolfLogix community membership runs $39.95 per year.

GolfLogix GPS gives golfers convenient distances to the front, center and back of the greens as well as layups and major hazards on more than 25,000 golf courses worldwide. In addition, golfers have access to GolfLogix’ scoring and round tracking technology allowing them to analyze and compare round data such as fairways hit, greens in regulation, distances of each club and more right on their smartphones or on a personalized website hosted by GolfLogix.

GolfLogix can be downloaded to more than a dozen GPS-enabled phones including the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Storm, and Storm 2, Motorola DROID, and HTC Touch Pro.

It will be interesting to see how many Pros take them up on the offer.

Nike Steps Up to Sponsor Tiger Woods’ Bag at The Masters

Tiger Woods Golf Bag
Tiger Woods Golf Bag

Move on over, Frank. Nike is Coming in.

We had a little fun a few days ago speculating what sponsor’s logo would appear on Tiger Woods’ bag when he returned at The Masters. My gut told me that Nike would probably be the brand of choice… and when you consider how Nike has stuck side-by-side with Woods through his recent trials and tribulations, it seemed to be the most reasonable choice.

Sure enough, late last week word came out that Tiger’s own ‘TW’ Nike brand will be emblazoned on the bag. The brand will be front and center, so expect to see the ‘TW’ logo along with a handful of Nike swooshes adorning the equipment of the world’s #1.

If you take a look back through the years, the change to Nike will make it 4 logos to adorn Tiger’s bag. Back in 1996, Tiger started out with Titleist. From there he moved on to Buick, in a deal that lasted quite a long time until 2008 when GM filed for bankruptcy. Over the past year or so the AT&T logo had been found on-the-bag, until Tiger’s recent ‘indiscretions’.

Should be cool to see what the new Nike bag looks like. Any ideas?

GolfLogix Expands GPS App line to Include Support for the Motorola DROID

Got a Motorola DROID smartphone? There’s a new app in town. GolfLogix of Scottsdale, Arizona has just unveiled a version of its popular GPS distance and stat-tracking app that works on Motorola DROID.   GolfLogix claims to have the #1 Golf GPS app worldwide.  It provides golfers with useful information like distances to the front, center and back of the green, as well as points out major hazards.

The DROID version joins the ones running on other popular smartphone platforms:  iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Bold and Bold2, BlackBerry Tour and BlackBerry Storm, Storm 2,  HTC Touch Pro and Touch Pro 2.

DROID’s large screen and high-resolution makes it an ideal host for the GolfLogix app.  In a prepared statement, Pete Charleston, president of GolfLogix said,  “Our development team is keeping pace with the cell phone industry. We are the only golf app provider who is focused on making our application available on as many phones as possible and allowing golfers to transfer their membership and keep all of their statistics when they change to a new phone.”

GolfLogix uses a subscription model that runs $39.95 a year.  If you want to try it out before committing, the company provides a non-industry standard 24-hour free trial period to accommodate one round.

Payment of the yearly fee makes you a member of the GolfLogix community where you’ll have access to  more than 25,000+ professionally mapped golf courses worldwide, a personalized statistic tracking website, distance information on every round, score tracking, club data, accessory discounts, free data upgrades and more. Plus, members receive all application upgrades and can transfer memberships to new compatible phones at no extra charge. GolfLogix’ golf application can be downloaded directly from the Company’s website (

If you have tried it out on your DROID or other smartphone, please let us know how you like it.  Specifically, how well it worked under the various lighting conditions.

Davis Love III Shows Off His Custom Scotty Cameron ‘Stealth’ Carry Bag

Oh it’s just so not fair. Why do all of the major-winning, straight-hitting, putt-sinking professionals get all the good schwag? 🙂 The other day I happened to notice the bag you see above in Davis Love III’s twitter feed. A custom Scotty Cameron ‘Stealth’ bag. Fantastic. I’ll take two!

Big tip of the cap to the folks at Scotty Cameron for putting together the bag, and another tip of the cap to Davis for sharing it with his followers. I know almost EVERYONE out there would want this bag over their shoulder… or better yet, their caddy’s shoulder 🙂