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Ping Launches Counter-Balanced High-MOI Sigma 2 Valor 400 PDF Print E-mail




PHOENIX (May 2019): Elevating stability and forgiveness to a new level,

PING today introduced its highest-MOI Sigma 2 putter model to date, the Valor

400. The counter-balanced mallet is engineered with a 400-gram head and

custom built with a 15" grip and a 38" shaft with 50 grams added to the butt

end to promote a stable, pendulum-style stroke. The mallet shares the same

alignment geometries, heel-toe ballast profile and stealth finish as the 365-

gram Sigma 2 Valor, which was introduced in November of 2018.

The new putter is available for custom fitting and purchase at authorized PING

golf shops around the world beginning today.

“With the success of the Sigma 2 Valor among golfers and on tour with 2 wins

this spring, the addition of a counter-balanced option allows us to address an

important segment of golfers who prefer this type of technology while delivering

an exciting new custom-built option,” said John K. Solheim, PING President.

“MOI is about 12% higher than the original Valor, a significant increase. And

counter-balancing encourages that smooth, pendulum motion and helps take

the wrists out of the stroke.”


The new model has the same dual-durometer PEBAX face material found across

the Sigma 2 series, offering a softer front layer to ensure the precision necessary

for shorter, delicate must-makes. The firmer back layer offers the solid feedback

and distance control required for holing longer-range putts and improving overall

consistency. “The Sigma 2 Valor 400 retains that soft yet lively feel from the highly

innovative face technology of the Sigma 2 family,” Solheim said. “It provides a

pure, consistent roll and has resonated with golfers of all abilities.”



PING’s patented TR face pattern is also at work to enhance touch and pace.

The TR face varies in depth to speed up off-center impacts for consistent ball


On shorter putts in particular, the added stability of the heel-toe ballast and

400-gram design offer a big performance advantage, and can be especially

effective with golfers who have a slower stroke tempo. This putter can be

custom built as either a face-balanced or mid-hang design.


Sigma 2 Valor 400 Specifications

Dual-durometer PEBAX face insert

TR Face Technology

Head Weight: 400g

Std. Length: 38"

Stroke Types: Straight or Slight Arc

Shaft: Non-adjustable stepped mid steel with 50g counter-balance weight

Lie Angle: 20° ±2°

Loft: 3° ±2°

Grip: 15" CB60 Black/Blue

U.S. MSRP: $235



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Tour Edge Introduces SphereTac Oversize Putter Grip PDF Print E-mail






Tour Edge announces the launch of their new SphereTac oversized putter

grip, featuring the one-of-a-kind SphereTac polymer spheres. The grip

utilizes a never-before manufactured thermal plastic that is born from

an advanced manufacturing process called Thermal Plastic Suspension

Polymerization, or T.P.S.P. The T.P.S.P. manufacturing process uses

mechanical agitation to mix a monomer with a liquid, forcing the monomer

to polymerize and form perfectly aligned spheres of polymer. The SphereTac

polymer spheres form into white dots sitting on a black thermal plastic base

on the grip, ensuring extreme tackiness and protecting the grip and its

cohesive stickiness from all elements and wear and tear. The extremely

lightweight technology allows for total grip weight of only 52 grams to

maximize feel and control of the putter head throughout the stroke. “This

is a new extremely tacky material that we’ve started perfecting that is

similar to the technology used in wide receiver’s gloves in the NFL,” said

Tour Edge President and Master Designer David Glod. “It has been a huge

hit!” The new jumbo putter grip is available nationwide as of May 1st .

The oversized SphereTac grip provides a jumbo grip that prevents the

golfer’s wrists from breaking down during the putting motion. This

minimizes grip pressure and head rotation for a softer touch and putting

stroke that is more pure. “Nobody has used anything quite like this before,”

said Tour Edge Vice President of Marketing Jon Claffey. “The closest thing

we’ve found in the manufacturing process is the tacky wide receiver gloves.

What we really love about it is the tackiness never goes away, even in

different weather conditions and over time.”


The SphereTac grip was originally only available on Tour Edge’s new PureFeel

Template putter series and the amazing reaction and demand to the grip

led Tour Edge to release the grip individually separate from the putter. “It

is nice to have something out there that no one else has ever provided

because golfers take notice,” said Claffey. “Once they try it, they say, ‘Wow,

I really, really like this.”


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Tour Edge Exotics Has Another Big Week at Cologuard Classic PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 11:57


Tour Edge Exotics Staff Players Earn Runner-Up

Finish, Four Top 15’s at Cologuard Classic

Exotics clubs have finished 1st or 2nd in 18 of last 29 PGA

TOUR Champions events (62%)

Tour Edge continued its year-long hot streak this week

with a runner-up finish by Tour Edge Exotics staff player

Scott McCarron and four Top 15 finishes at the PGA Tour

Champions’ Cologuard Classic in Tucson, AZ.

The 2nd place finish by McCarron marked the 11th runner

-up finish for a professional playing Tour Edge Exotics since

the beginning of 2018. This is on top of the seven victories

earned on the PGA Tour Champions by players using

Tour Edge Exotics over that same time span.

In 2019, players using Tour Edge Exotics have earned

one victory (Tom Lehman in the season-opening Hawaii

event) and a total of three Top 5 finishes, seven Top 10’s

and 16 Top 25’s in the first four events.

The four Exotics staff players who feature Tour Edge

Exotics logos on their gear this year all finished in the

Top 15 of the event this week at the Catalina course

at Omni Tucson National Resort, the home course for

the PGA TOUR’s Tucson Open for 30 years and home

of the Cologuard Classic since 2015.

McCarron, who wears a Tour Edge Exotics logo on his

sleeve, finished in 2nd place at 13-under-par. He fired

a 69 Sunday that included six birdies on the back nine.

McCarron is playing an 18-degree Exotics CBX 119

hybrid in a Project X Even Flow Black shaft, the same

shaft that is available to consumers as a stock offering

in the CBX 119 line. Fellow Exotics staffers Duffy Waldorf,

Tim Petrovic and Lehman all finished tied for 15th at

the popular Tucson event.

Waldorf shot a 68 to climb 19 spots Sunday while

playing an Exotics CBX 13.5-degree 3-wood and a

17-degree CBX hybrid with a Fujikura Atmos 8 Blue

shaft. He is wearing a Tour Edge Exotics hat & shirt

and carrying the Exotics CBX 119 bag this season.

Petrovic climbed 10 spots Sunday shooting a 69

playing three Exotics clubs. He is currently playing

an Exotics CBX 15-degree 3-wood, an 18-degree

Exotics CBX 119 5-wood and his “favorite club in

the bag”, the Exotics #3 CBX Iron-Wood. Petrovic

is also wearing a Tour Edge Exotics hat & shirt this


Lehman finished T-15th after shooting a consistent

seven-under par 70-70-72 for the three rounds.

Lehman is playing a CBX 119 18-degree hybrid with

a Project X Even Flow Black shaft and a #2 CBX Iron

-Wood. He is wearing a Tour Edge Exotics logo on his

chest and carrying a CBX Exotics 119 staff bag this


“All four of our Exotics logo staffers played well this

week and gave us great television exposure with Scott

McCarron leading the way for our 18th win or runner-

up finish on the Champions Tour in the last 29 events,”

said Tour Edge President David Glod. “In conjunction

with the advertising we are doing within the PGA Tour

Champions events, Tour Edge was all over the Golf

Channel coverage.”











Nike Introduces Air Zoom Victory Tour PDF Print E-mail




Designed in partnership with Rory McIlroy, the new Nike Air Zoom Victory

Tour provides revolutionary comfort from the sockliner to the sleek leather


McIlroy met with designers on more than one occasion in the first half of

2018 to provide provide direction and input on the overall shape and feel,

toe-down look, cushion and color options. Once the product was finalized

and incorporated McIlroy’s feedback, he began the new shoe in competition

in January 2019.



The shoe features Nike React foam, a technology found in premium Nike

footwear, offers an extremely soft and smooth feel. A Nike Zoom Air unit

in the forefoot of the shoe adds additional cushioning when walking and

swinging. Underfoot, "All day comfort. Tee to green" is printed on the

plush sockliner.

In addition to Nike Flyweave material in the upper quarter, waterproof

premium leather adorns the shoe for a classic, sophisticated look. To

add to the overall comfort, gel-filled pods line the back heel area. The

Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour will first be available on March 1 in two color-

ways: white and black.


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