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Srixon Introduces Q-Star Tour Divide PDF Print E-mail


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — March 26, 2021 — SRIXON®, a global

leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the all-new

Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE. This exciting new golf ball offering from Srixon

officially launches in North America on April 15, 2021.

“The new Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE looks great, but it’s so much more than

that,” said Brian Schielke, General Manager at Srixon. “Easier putting

alignment and increased visual feedback on your chip and pitch shots

really adds to the greenside performance. It’s a ball every golfer must


The Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE is different, featuring a new thermoplastic

urethane cover that has been infused with bright pigments rather than

being painted on. The 50/50 Matte Urethane Cover delivers a high contrast,

matte cover that provides the same tour-level spin and stopping power

you’ve come to expect from the original Q-STAR TOUR.

With DIVIDE’s unique two-tone cover construction, putting alignment

comes easy with a 360° line, while every shot will produce a strobe effect

to help show off the speed and direction of spin.

DIVIDE might not look like a classic golf ball, but it still delivers true tour

performance. Featuring the same FastLayer Core and 338 Speed Dimple

Pattern found on the classic Q-STAR TOUR, DIVIDE provides the distance

and control expected from a tour-caliber golf ball.

Key Technologies Inside Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE:

  • New FastLayer Core: The new FastLayer Core offers distance and
  • soft feel without compromise due to a gradual transition from soft
  • inner core to firm outer edge.

  • 50/50 Matte Urethane Cover: The high contrast, matte cover makes
  • spin visible and putting alignment easy. It’s cast from soft urethane for
  • tour-level spin and stopping power.

  • 338 Speed Dimple Pattern: Providing a penetrating ball flight in any
  • conditions, the 338 Speed Dimple Pattern increases lift and reduces
  • drag to maximize distance.


Available April 15, 2021 - MSRP $32.99





















Champion Hills Swings into 2021 Golf Season PDF Print E-mail


(HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.)Champion Hills, home of Tom Fazio’s
seminal “Mountain Masterpiece,” is swinging into 2021 with new
membership offerings and luxury home ownership opportunities,
responding to a surge in relocations to the breathtaking Blue Ridge
Mountains of Western North Carolina.

A year-round golf community and club, Champion Hills is ideally
situated 45 minutes south of the craft beer capital and cultural center
of Asheville and an hour north of award-winning Greenville, S.C.
Downtown Hendersonville, a charming main street town with shops
and restaurants, is only a few minutes away.

“With majestic mountains, pristine lakes and vibrant towns, Western
North Carolina continues to be a top relocation destination for retirees,
second-home owners and those of all ages looking for a mild four-
season climate with a low cost of living,” says Champion Hills General
Manager and Chief Operating Officer Dana Schultz. “Our membership
plans have been enhanced and expanded to meet this demographic

Membership Plans

Earlier this year, the club announced its new Equity 55, a full golf
membership designed for those age 55 and under. The $40,000
initiation fee is divided into four equal payments over four years,
dues and replacement reserve fund contributions are reduced by
50% and the club’s $800 annual food and beverage minimum is
prorated for new members.

Coming off a record sales year, Champion Hills’ newly enhanced
National Membership is for those who don’t own property in
Henderson County but want to enjoy all the privileges, social
activities and friendly competition that come with belonging to a
premier private golf club. The initiation fee is $5,500 and monthly
dues are $265 with 30 rounds of golf included before incurring a
guest fee.

The Annual Explorer is a 12-month trial membership showcasing
the complete Champion Hills experience. The Initiation fee is $3,500,
which can be applied to any membership at the end of the year, and
monthly dues are $955. It’s ideal for those who want to immerse
themselves in club life before selecting their long-term membership

Champion Hills’ flagship offering is the Full Equity Golf Membership,
which in addition to full access to all club activities and amenities
includes both vertical family and Troon Privé benefits. One of the most
valuable benefits a club can offer, vertical family membership enables a
members’ parents, children and grandchildren to experience all aspects
of the club, unaccompanied, regardless of age.

Member-owned and managed by Troon, Champion Hills’ Full Equity
Golf members enjoy entree to 100+ Troon Privé golf courses, preferred
rates at more than 150 Troon Golf resort and daily fee locations,
enjoyment of amenities at participating private clubs and preferred
benefits at participating Cliff Drysdale Tennis clubs and resorts.

The Community

Champion Hills boasts a broad array of residential options – luxury
homes, low maintenance cottages, lock-and-leave villas and a limited
number of building lots – suiting a wide variety of buyers. With the U.S.
housing supply near a two-decade low, buyers appreciate being able
to source a move-in ready home that checks all the boxes.

With a diverse mix of resale homes, buyers can also find the mix of
floorplans, finishes and outdoor amenities they seek. If not, money
saved by going with an existing resale can be invested in renovations
and upgrades. On the other hand, those retaining their current residence
have ample time to engage a builder for a custom-built home.

New residents are often pleasantly surprised by how much home they
can afford in one of Western North Carolina’s most exclusive mountain
communities. Building lots typically range from .5 up to 1.5 acres, with
prices from $50,000 to $300,000. Move-in ready luxury residences
range from $500,000 to $3 million featuring golf course, mountain and
wooded views.

The Golf Course

Fazio’s former home course and club, and the legendary golf course
architect devised a brilliant routing at Champion Hills, wending through
heavily forested hills, deep ravines and cool mountain streams in a scenic
Blue Ridge Mountain setting. He and his team of shapers pulled ridges
into valleys and filled hollows to create “playing platforms” providing
golfers with level lies amid 350-feet of elevation change.

The course recently moved up six spots on Golfweek's list of the “Best
Residential Golf Courses,” and additional enhancements are planned
through 2021 to further elevate its playability. Of note, Champion Hills
is one of the few golf courses in the Carolinas to feature five sets of
tees rated for women, responding to the growth in this player segment.

About Champion Hills

Champion Hills is a private boutique club in the heart of the Blue Ridge
Mountains, just above Hendersonville and 30 minutes from Asheville.
At Champion Hills, residents enjoy the perfect balance: a relaxed
lifestyle that offers golf, tennis and much more. All surrounded by
the recreation, entertainment and culture of western North Carolina.
Unlike many private, seasonal, mountain communities, Champion Hills
offers year-round golf, activities, and casual and fine dining options.
And since 2013, property ownership is no longer a requirement for
Champion Hills membership.

For more information, visit or call (828) 696-1962.











Puma Golf Launches Ignite FASTEN8 PDF Print E-mail


CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 23, 2021) – Today, PUMA Golf introduced the

newest addition to its popular spikeless franchise, the IGNITE FASTEN8,

continuing to deliver premium comfort, top-notch performance and

versatile style that golfers of all levels will appreciate.

The IGNITE FASTEN8 ($120) family provides wearers added stability

with a new, exacting fit, in multiple sleek designs, featuring both a

traditional lace up style and PUMA’s proprietary DISC technology, and

also a PRO version with a microfiber upper. The FASTEN8 lace version

is also available in several eye-catching colorways for women ($100).

What differentiates this shoe from other spikeless options, is an all new

FASTEN8 Fit System, consisting of 8 interior webbing support straps

that are integrated into the lacing system. The 8 webbing straps are

secured from underneath the foot and when the laces, or DISC, are

tightened, each of the Fasten8 straps deliver an exceptionally secure,

personalized fit for players with all foot shapes and sizes. The FASTEN8

also features a PWRCAGE (a TPU saddle integrated with midfoot support

webbing straps) and PWRFRAME (an ultra-thin TPU frame placed in high

stress areas) technologies, both of which contribute to greater overall

stability during the swing and increased comfort while walking.

Enhanced comfort and performance in a variety of turf conditions (or

even for wear off the course) is provided by a strategically designed,

organically-altered traction pattern in the sole, as well as IGNITE Foam

in the midsole, which yields energy return and cushioning throughout

the course of 18 holes. The FASTEN8 shoe features a non-stretch,

waterproof and breathable mesh construction in the forefoot area

for versatile performance in varying weather conditions and SOLESHIELD,

a micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole to make

cleaning off dirt and debris quick and easy. The FASTEN8 Pro features a

microfiber upper, delivering conform, style and performance -

“The new IGNITE FASTEN8 shoe continues to deliver the cool, classic

style that has become synonymous with PUMA Golf, in a popular mix

of colorways that will appeal to a wide range of players,” said Andrew

Lawson, PLM, Footwear, PUMA Golf. “When you combine our innovative

new FASTEN8 Fit System with PUMA’s other impressive footwear

technologies you have a shoe that delivers true versatility, style and

performance, all while ensuring the perfect fit and feel for every golfer.”

IGNITE FASTEN8 and IGNITE FASTEN8 DISC are available in six

colorways in sizes 7-14. IGNITE FASTEN8 PRO is available in five

colorways in the same size range, while IGNITE FASTEN8 Women’s

is available in sizes 5.5-12 in four colorways. Check out all the color

offerings at The FASTEN8 family will be available

online and at retail on March 2.