SL2 From Stitch
A great looking new carry bag from Stitch Golf they call “the perfect walking bag” has hit the market in time for summer.
“Created for the weekend warrior who plays hard and prefers walking, the Tour inspired SL2 is the perfect walking bag,” stated Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “We are proud to introduce the SL2 as our next generation of golf bags, following the SL1, the perfect caddie bag, and our STITCH Tour bag.
“When designing the SL2 we focused our efforts on form and functionality without sacrificing style,” added King. “Inspired by racing, the SL2 looks and performs like our tour bag with the same Stitch blue, orange, and navy color cues, embodying STITCH’s golf lifestyle ethos.”
Constructed with STITCH’s proprietary Touring Fabric, a material with the strength of leather but lighter, longer wearing and water resistant the SL2 is $368. This stand bag’s versatility includes interchangeable single and double straps but weighs only four pounds. It comfortably accommodates all 14 clubs and has lots of storage plus balances while being carried.
Stitch Golf SL2 Carry Bag:
4-way divider with lift-assisted handles
Weighs 4 lbs.
Interchangeable single and double straps included
Full length apparel pocket
Lined valuables pocket
Insulated beverage pocket
Water resistant with sealed zippers
Detachable rain hood
Light blue or Navy and White
$368 on StitchGolf.com
Mizuno T20 Wedge
Mizuno has reintroduced the T-series wedges using their Grain Flow Forging process of boron infused 1025E steel in a traditional teardrop shape targeting better amateurs and professionals. Meant to fill out a complete set of the new MP-20 irons T20s have a new groove design with face scoring called Hydroflow MicroGrooves, vertical etch lines allowing water to escape to preserve ball spin in wet conditions or long grass.
All T20 wedges have weight in the upper part of the blade which increases spin and provides added stability when impact is not in the extra center of the face.
To ensure consistency and predictability in the scoring zone, each head features CNC-milled grooves and is mechanically milled to the highest possible tolerances after Grain Flow Forging to ensure a perfectly flat striking face and consistent levels of spin.
Mizuno T20 Wedges:
Available in nine loft/bounce combinations
Satin Chrome or Blue Ion finish
True Temper DG Tour Issue S400 stock shaft
Available September $150.00
The Bionic Glove division of Hillerich & Bradsby makers of the Louisville Slugger, has added to their line of golf gloves with the RelaxGrip 2.0. As the name implies it is designed to help with a more relaxed grip and includes their proprietary relief pads to even out hand contours giving a more stable grip regardless of playing conditions.
“The new RelaxGrip 2.0 launches to help golfers release pressure and unleash their best game on the course” said Ana Rodas, Director of Product Development at Bionic Gloves. “Golfers will love the ‘auto-relax’ layer this glove provides with our signature comfort, fit and durability.”
“An industry-leading glove with the backing of science, Bionic Gloves are designed by a leading orthopedic hand specialist and offer ergonomic technology that is wholly unique. Through extended research, patented features, and top-grade materials, users enjoy second-skin comfort, enhanced gripping power and durability that lasts. Enjoy more comfort, a better grip and twice the durability of a standard leather golf glove.”
RelaxGrip 2.0 Golf Glove:
Lighter grip pressure from patented relief pads
Reduce hand fatigue with patented pre-rotated finger design like natural hand closure
Terrycloth pads inside
Lycra and web for breathability.
Hand or machine washable
$16.99 at relax-your-grip.com and select retailers.
In Case Anyone Should Ask
King Takes Over Taco Bell
Mark King the former president of TaylorMade-adidas Golf and then head of Adidas North America before returning to the golf industry as a “strategic advisor” to Japanese brand Honma has been named as CEO of Taco Bell. Yum Brands owner of the restaurant chain also owns Pizza Hut. During his time at Honma King added John Kawaja, another former TaylorMade executive, as a consultant who will now head Honma’s North American operations.