Saturday, November 24, 2012

Great Holiday Gift For Golfers (And Everyone Else) - Photo Ball Markers

Yep, it's that time of year again!  If you haven't checked out Photo Ball Marker yet then you need to!  In fact, if you click this link or the little ad on this page you get $5 off your order.

The picture above is one of the sets that they made for me a while back.  They've made me quite a few and I really LOVE them!  I've got some for friends too and they all enjoy them.

What's the deal?  You simply upload your photos to their site and choose if you want a hat clip, divot tool, etc. and wait a bit and then they come in the mail (they come pretty quick).  Super simple!  You get your ball marker with a picture of your choice and a great conversation piece.

Upload pics of your animals, kids, your school, etc.  It's really the perfect gift for any golfer - AND - now it's the perfect gift for anyone since they have necklaces, brooches, and key chains!  It's super cool because you can have 3 different pictures to interchange on whatever you get.

Besides being a cool gift, Ken & Char are super nice people.  They've been so good to me over the last few years.  When my sweet Gus passed away they sent me some PBMs of him.  They've sent me holiday PBMs also.  They're just cool peeps - the type you really want to support!  Buy some PBMs today!  Why not, you get $5 off with my coupon code!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Exotics by Tour Edge 2012 Fall Products

If you haven't tried any of the Tour Edge line you owe it to yourself as a golfer to do so. Headquartered in Batavia, Illinois and founded by David Glod in 1986, Tour Edge has been making industry-leading products beginning with the very well known Bazooka titanium woods. Not just for the more advanced golfer, Tour Edge offers everything from beginning sets for amateurs to the advanced player looking for the same clubs the pros play in their bags. Despite not sponsoring or paying the pros, Tour Edge has a very good showing on the PGA Tour.

Tour Edge has just released their new line of Exotics clubs for fall. The new product will continue on a history of offering unparalleled distance featuring their patented high-density steel body and a tungsten sole plate that are combo-brazed for the ultimate in power and forgiveness. In fact, their tagline is, “The absolute longest line-up in golf. Guaranteed”.

Tour Edge will improve on their already successful XCG line by adding a company first adjustable driver, the XCG6, utilizing “Shot Control Technology (SCT)”, which allows you to adjust four face-angle/loft settings to optimize launch characteristics for maximum distance and control along with two premium shaft offerings suited for players of all different skill levels. 


The XCG6 will be the longest Exotics fairway wood yet. The new XCG6 powerhouse design features a 15-3-3-3 beta titanium cup face, a high-density steel body and a tungsten sole plate that are combo-brazed for the ultimate in power and forgiveness. The larger 15-3-3-3 beta titanium cup face provides to-the-limit COR even on off-center hits. The new, high-tech, high-density, steel body is almost as light as titanium allowing more mass to be place in the heel and toe areas of the sole. A heavy tungsten sole plate puts 65% of the total club head weight in the heel and toe areas for a higher moment-of-inertia, reduced club head twisting and greater forgiveness. Boomerang face technology offers multiple levels of variable face thickness that maximize the spring-like effect from more points on the face. Considering the XCG5 fairway was responsible for the fastest ball speed by a fairway wood by the Guiness book of world records the new XCG6 should go down in the record books as well.

The hybrid delivers truly extraordinary performance. Featuring a more “pear-shaped” design than its predecessor, the hybrid boasts a maraging steel cup face and a tungsten steel sole and body. Maraging steel is used in the face over stainless steel because it possesses superior strength without losing malleability. As a result, the club face can be made thinner to launch the ball with less spin and at faster ball speeds.

The heavier, tungsten steel sole offers extreme heel and toe weighting that provides a high moment-of-inertia for reduced club head twisting and greater forgiveness. Making every shot easier to hit, the club has a shallow face height and more cambered sole that takes on difficult lies with ease. The XCG6’s hexahedron sole weighting moves weight back into the heel and toe areas further enhancing the playability of the club making it easy to hit, exceptionally long, and deadly accurate

Designed to make hitting great iron shots easy, the XCG6 iron features four tungsten sole weights in the heel and toe. Representing nearly 7-12 grams of each, the tungsten perfectly positions the club’s center of gravity to deliver easy-to-hit high-flying shots even on off-center hits.  The deep undercut cavity and perimeter weighting moves weight away from the face to the perimeter of the club head. These two features along with the tungsten weights produce a higher ball flight and enhance the club’s moment of inertia for remarkable forgiveness. Plus, the ultra-thin face design produces an extremely hot face and great feel.

Building on experience from previous iron designs the XCG6 iron set is highly progressive. Each iron is engineered for its specific task including center of gravity location, offset (progressive), face thickness, and top line thickness for a perfect blend of distance and accuracy.

You can get more info on their website here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Win Tickets To The ESPN College Basketball Tournament

Oops - my apologies for not posting the entire month of October!  I didn't mean for that to happen!  

Check this out though, to make it up to you I have a great giveaway for you!  Check out this event/food drive:

The DIRECTV Classic is a collegiate basketball tournament held over Thanksgiving weekend  at the Anaheim Convention Center (across the street from Disneyland). There are games on the 22nd, 23rd, & 25th.  A single session (two game) ticket is $20, but bring a can of food for each person to the ticket booth for the DIRECTV Classic Food Drive and adults receive a 1/2 price ticket, and children under 18 get in for FREE!  Each person in your group must bring a can of food or non-perishable item.

The DIRECTV Classic is hosting a food drive in partnership with the Orange County Food Bank. The holiday season is a crucial time for all food banks throughout the nation and the DIRECTV Classic is proud to give back to the Orange County community during this time of need.   

The DIRECTV Classic is a men's collegiate basketball tournament with the top 8 teams playing November 22, 23, and 25. It is a great family-friendly event and everyone is welcome to join.  Game times and programs can be found here.

If you'd like to win one of 5 pairs of single-session tickets or a pair of All-Tournament passes all you need to do is send me an email at sportswriter chick(at)gmail(dot)com and let me know you're interested!  You need to send me your interest by November 19th and I'll notify the winners on November 20th!  

Spread the word and good luck!