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Wilson Staff D7 Driver, Woods, Hybrids Go ‘Superlight’

The newly launched Wilson Staff D7 driver, woods and hybrids for  2019 provide golfers with greater ball speeds for longer distances, and ultimate playability when attacking the green.

With a club head weight of just 192 grams, the Wilson Staff D7 driver features RE-AKT Technology plus a combination of superlight design and reactive face technology to deliver faster club head speeds and ball speeds for longer distances off the tee.

Engineered with the [K]omposite Crown Design, the D7 crown features a layer of Dupont Kevlar between carbon fiber to neutralize vibration and produce a sharp, crisp sound and ultimate feel.

“The process of creating the D7 driver started with designing the head shape and then stripping out nearly 25 grams of excessive weight,” said Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf.  “This weight was strategically returned to the head with the goal of improving the sound of the driver and optimizing ball flight with Dynamic Launch Control.”

Dynamic Launch Control strategically positions internal weights in each head to aid different swing speeds — the 9 degree for players with a fast swing speed with weighting forward in the head for lower launch and spin; the 10.5 degree for those with a moderate-to-fast swing speed with weighting in the middle of the head for a higher launch and spin; and the 13 degree for a slow-to-moderate swing speed with weighting further back and towards the heel for the highest launch and spin rate with a draw bias.

The D7 driver is available with the new UST-Mamiya Helium Series shaft that’s played on Tour. Lightweight with extreme stability, the shafts options are available in A-flex (45 grams), R-flex (46 grams) and S-flex (57 grams). The new Wilson Staff MicroLite Lamkin grip maintains a traditional feel in a super lightweight construction.

Wilson Staff D7 fairway woods and hybrid offer a dramatic change to previous distance versions, starting with a head shape inspired by input from Wilson Tour players.

The new lightweight crown construction features thin-cast pockets which reduces five grams of weight and promotes the superlight design.

“By removing excessive weight and changing the structure of the clubs, we see that the D7 woods and hybrids make a significant gain in performance,” said Jon. “As with the D7 driver, the D7 fairways and hybrid can be swung faster with the same effort to give golfers the desired distance.”

A Carpenter Custom 455 Stainless Steel face insert provides a thin, hot face, increasing both feel and distance.

The D7 fairway wood is available in three loft options — 15 degrees (3-wood); 18 degrees (5-wood); and 21 degrees (7-wood) — with the same UST-Mamiya Helium Series shaft and Wilson Staff MicroLite Lamkin grip as used on the driver. Left hand models are available in 15 and 18 degree loft options.

The D7 hybrid is available in four loft options (19, 22, 25 and 28 degrees) with the UST-Mamiya Recoil shaft in A-, R- and S- flexes at 65 grams. The grip is the Wilson Staff classic Lamkin Crossline pattern grip. Left handed versions are available in 19°, 22˚ and 25° loft options.

The D7 driver, woods and hybrid are available for purchase on Monday, Jan. 21st.

Driver $299.99 | Fairway Wood $199.99 | Hybrid $179.99 |

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Kraig Kenning Concert

Call him Contemporary folk, Acoustic blues, Roots rock, or American fingerstyle. The fact is, Kraig has managed to merge a bit of all the above, while maintaining a close and personal connection with his audience. Kraig has played up to 200 dates a year touring the US for the last 3 decades, showcasing songs from his eight CDs containing almost exclusively original material.

Myrtle Beach Golf Package Includes 22 Courses has unveiled its newest package — the Founders Group All-Inclusive — and players are flocking to the offer, which allows them to choose among 22 of the area’s best courses and includes free range balls, lunch and two draft beers each day. It’s a great way to pack in as much Myrtle Beach golf as possible.

The Founders Group All-Inclusive golf course lineup features many of the Myrtle Beach area’s most prominent layouts, including top 100 caliber designs in the Grande Dunes Resort Course, TPC Myrtle Beach and King’s North at Myrtle Beach National.

Pawleys Plantation and Long Bay Club, both highly regarded Jack Nicklaus designs, World Tour Golf Links and Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s first course, are also among the headlining layouts in the package.

The Founders Group All-Inclusive can be booked as golf-only or stay-and-play package, and it begins at just $55 per day for tee times.


“Myrtle Beach has golf’s most attractive combination of quality and value, and the Founders Group All-Inclusive package has an abundance of both,” said Justin Binke, director of marketing for “A quality round golf, lunch and a couple drinks of your choice is a recipe for a great day, and we provide all of it with the Founders Group All-Inclusive offer.”

The package’s complete lineup of courses also includes: Aberdeen Country Club, Burning Ridge, Colonial Charters, Founders Club, Indian Wells, Litchfield Country Club, SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National, West Course at Myrtle Beach National, PineHills and Palmetto courses at Myrtlewood, River Club, River Hills, Tradition, Wild Wing Avocet and Willbrook Plantation. is the Grand Strand’s ultimate resource, providing players access to the area’s best package offers, videos, latest news, and more than 100,000 player reviews to help plan and book a golf vacation.

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

United States - Instructor: Staci Berg Dates: January 17, February 1, March 22, April 18, May 17 Description: Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and...
WHERE: Escanaba, MI. Bonifas Fine Arts Center - 700 First Avenue South - Escanaba...
WHEN: Thu 1/17 @ 6:30 pm

Diamond Resorts Tournament Promises Big LPGA Lessons

The hype leading up to the inaugural Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, which kicks off the LPGA 2019 season Jan. 17-20 at Tranquilo Golf Course at Orlando’s Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club, has been relentless, fun and justified. There’s nothing else like it in golf.

Actually, it’s actually two events in one, featuring 26 LPGA champions from 2017-18 playing for $1.2 million over 72 holes of stroke play while, at the same time and in the same groups, 49 sports and entertainment celebrities compete for $500,000 in a Modified Stableford format. Sure, it’s serious business with so much cash and prestige on the line, but it’s also a recipe for all-out fun under the Florida sun.

But how does the event figure into the larger golf landscape in terms of what quality of play the golfing public can expect to see either in person or over four days of coverage on the Golf Channel and NBC, especially with all the new Rules of Golf changes? And how will the celebs stack up against the world’s best women players at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions? What kind of synergy will result, and will we learn anything new? What tips will the celebs pick up just watching the gals tee it up in competition?

Golf Tips editor Vic Williams joined several other journalists to asked those and other questions over two recent phone interviews with two LPGA champions, Marina Alex and Brittany Lincicome, and three of the celebrity tour’s most recognized names — former Atlanta Braves ace and Fox Sports baseball analyst John Smoltz, 1992 Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien and former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer.

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