Monthly Archives: April 2021

Swinging Like a Professional Golfer is Now Possible with the World’s First Biokinetic Golf Sleeve from CTRL

Grapevine, TX, October 27, 2020 –(PR.com)– CTRL, proprietors of the first-ever biokinetic golf sleeve, announced today that their patent-pending CTRL Sleeve is officially launching and available to reserve on Indiegogo.com/projects/ctrl-hyper-personalized-golf-training-tool.

CTRL began in 2017 with a couple of sketches on a napkin at lunch between its founders. They sketched out a prototype for a device that could accurately measure a human arm’s movement in real-time and then set out to make it a passion project.

From an idea to reality, CTRL is now ready to serve its purpose. By perfecting the art of sports training through superior tools that use biometrics to learn how an athlete’s body uniquely performs, a personalized training experience has been created.

This innovation has allowed golfers to learn how to swing their own best swing. CTRL gives players 100% customized training that teaches them how to replicate their best swing every single time. Because no one swings the same, CTRL allows golfers to swing to their best ability without conforming to a “universal” swing.

By eliminating the complex metrics that confuse a golfer, CTRL takes the guesswork out of improving your swing. CTRL does not provide complicated metrics that require a coach’s interpretation. Instead, it collects metrics and evaluates the data using a powerful algorithm to provide customized feedback a golfer would obtain from a swing coach. Golfers will improve because they are given the solution to their swing, not the problem.

CTRL is easy to understand and use, with only a few inputs from the user required to train the sleeve and no inputs between taking swings and receiving feedback. A mobile application allows the user to set goals and track their progress. Set up is much faster and portable with the sleeve than the competition, which often requires over ten minutes. While the sleeve can be trained to a user’s current good swing by itself, integration with a coach can help the user get to their best swing even faster.

Ryan Johnson, a professional golfer who is aiming to be on the PGA Tour, says that the CTRL Sleeve is a “fantastic, brilliant concept” and because “everyone has a different swing,” golfers can “maximize their potential” by practicing feels in their swing that allow them to swing their best every time.

Katie Calderon, who is currently ranked #3 in the World of the Women’s Xtreme Long Drive Tour, says that the CTRL Sleeve is “by far the best training aid” she has ever used and that she now “understands her swing better” than she ever has.

For more information, visit CTRL’s website at ctrl.golf.

Ship Sticks Announces Partnership with Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

West Palm Beach, FL,–Ship Sticks, a specialty service for shipping golf clubs and luggage, has entered into a strategic partnership with Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – home of the iconic Teeth of the Dog course and the Caribbean’s premier, luxury golf experiences. Ship Sticks’ partnership with the world-class destination will allow guests of the resort to experience hassle-free travel with every visit.

By shipping golf clubs and luggage ahead, Ship Sticks greatly reduces travel concerns, eliminates the need to lug bulky golf travel bags through airports, wasting time at airport check-in lines or baggage claims, paying baggage fees for oversized or heavy items, and preventing loss or damage due to handling.

Ship Sticks will be offered through a white-label microsite directly available to Casa de Campo’s resort guests. In addition, the services may be arranged on-site at the property through the concierge and guest services teams.

“We are thrilled to begin working with a world-class golf destination like Casa de Campo,” says Nicholas Coleman, CEO of Ship Sticks. “Our service allows for stress-free, easy travel as our customers know their clubs and luggage will be secure and waiting for them upon arrival as well as having one less concern when returning home from a vacation to long savor.”

“We are continually seeking ways to enrich the total resort experience for our guests, and our partnership with Ship Sticks allows for stress-free travel even before arrival here in paradise,” says Jason Kycek, senior vice-president of sales and marketing at Casa de Campo. “Ship Sticks is a top-notch, innovative company providing a much-needed service, and we’re honored to begin this exciting partnership.”

Casa de Campo is home to a trio of lauded Pete Dye-designed layouts: Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and The Links. Since opening in 1974, Teeth of the Dog is widely recognized as the No. 1 course in the Caribbean. Golf course architecture aficionados call Dye Fore “the most underrated course in the Caribbean.” The Links showcases Dye’s genius for creating thrilling green complexes.

Teeth of the Dog has long been a “bucket list” layout for those seeking to play one of the world’s top 50 golf courses. Dye’s design hallmarks are all present: railroad ties, vast waste areas, peninsula greens and tees, hand-sculpted putting surfaces, and a unique assortment of pot bunkers. “The Heaven 7” oceanfront holes are astoundingly beautiful, causing Dye to famously quip: “I created 11 holes, and God created seven.”

Casa de Campo also showcases a world-class Golf Learning Center. Highlighted by Trackman and BODITRAK technology, it features two indoor hitting bays for rapid game improvement, year-round training, individual and group golf lessons and schools, and expert club-fitting and repair. Residing on 21 acres of “pure grass,” the PGA Tour-quality facility also showcases practice greens for honing putting, chipping, and pitching games as well as unlimited use of the pristine outdoor range for full shots. On-course instruction is also available.

About Ship Sticks
Ship Sticks provides a convenient, white-glove, door-to-door shipping service designed to enhance the travel experience for golfers around the world. With an easy-to-use website, customers can get a quote, schedule a shipment, and track their package in real-time. The hassle-free service will pick up your golf clubs and luggage from your residence, business, country club, or hotel and deliver them to your destination. All shipments come with complimentary insurance and a dedicated tracking team that ensures your golf clubs and luggage arrive safely and on-time.

For more information on Ship Sticks, visit www.shipsticks.com

About Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, 7,000-acre Casa de Campo attracts affluent travelers with 63 holes of exceptional golf. The Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and The Links courses – Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, and Golfweek award winners – are designed by the legendary architect Pete Dye. They are complemented by spacious hotel rooms, suites, and luxury villas. Expertly prepared cuisine from around the world, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, the La Terraza Tennis Center, 245-acre Shooting Club, and Altos de Chavon – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city – are other on-property highlights.

Getting There: La Romana International Airport (LRM) is five minutes from Casa de Campo and serviced by JetBlue (direct flights from New York – JFK three times weekly) and seasonally by American Airlines (non-stop service from Miami). A short drive from the resort, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major North American airports.

For more information on Casa de Campo Resort & Villas please call 800.877.3643, email golf@ccampo.com.do or visit www.casadecampo.com.do/.

I. B. Nobody’s New Book “From the Inside Out” is a Simple and Enjoyably Learnable Process to Understanding and Mastering the Great Game of Golf

Santa Barbara, CA,–I. B. Nobody, a Northern California native who was taught to play golf by Lucious Bateman, an African American golf instructor, who taught 7 individuals that played the tour from the mid 1950’s to the early 1970’s, has completed his most recent book “From the Inside Out”: a delightful and engaging book that serves as a veritable bible of tips and tricks that will improve and manage anyone’s golf game. After Bateman’s death in 1972, the author went about sourcing the best players in the Northern California region for instruction. He says, “After reading and highlighting quotes from the masters’ books – Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer – and the meticulous notes that were kept from those lessons plus the real-life experiences from my days caddying, a decision was made to interweave that information into a concise, simple process to understanding the game of golf.” Published by Fulton Books, I. B. Nobody’s book is an instructional manual covering the fundamentals of the golf swing, the short game, putting, and routine development. The mental game; right brain versus left-brain thinking, creating a feeling storehouse, concentration in its purest form, temperament and a historical look at the greats and not so greats of the game – circa 1920 to the Tiger Woods era. Included are the individuals who influenced the author’s development as a golfer, a caddie’s view from inside the ropes, and a look at the world of golf from the inside out. Readers who wish to experience this informative and educational work can purchase “From the Inside Out” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble. www.nobodyib.com

Topgolf Announces Plans to Open Venue in Fort Myers The addition of Fort Myers will bring the total number of popular, tech-driven venues serving the state of Florida to seven

Global sports and entertainment leader Topgolf Entertainment Group announces the latest addition to its 2021 opening line-up with plans to bring its technology-enabled entertainment experience to the Fort Myers community. This highly anticipated venue, expected to open in late 2021, will bring the total number of open venues serving Floridians to seven as Topgolf introduces its unique experience to southwest Florida.

The Topgolf Fort Myers design will be similar to the Topgolf Rogers venue featured in the photo.

The Fort Myers venue will offer the familiar Topgolf experience guests have grown to know and love in an open-air and safe multi-level environment. Guests will enjoy Topgolf’s signature, tech-driven fun with point-scoring games in the outdoor hitting bays, chef-driven menu items, top-shelf drinks, music and year-round programming for all ages in a climate-controlled space. In addition to private event space, this venue will also offer an outdoor patio and rooftop terrace.
“Topgolf has a strong relationship with our Guests throughout the state of Florida and we look forward to introducing our experience to the Fort Myers community,” said Topgolf Chief Executive Officer Dolf Berle. “We are thrilled to be part of the Cypress Lakes development, which will allow us to create memorable moments for so many Guests. The City of Fort Myers and Lee County have been great to work with and we look forward to continuing our strong partnership together.”
Located along the newly named “Topgolf Way” off I-75 behind the Colonial Square Town Center near the new Cypress Lakes development, Topgolf is anticipated to become a must-do destination in Fort Myers.  The new, two-level venue, which is expected to employ more than 300 Associates once open, will feature 72 hitting bays with 11 feet from tee to tee and custom-made bay dividers for extra safety and comfort. Construction efforts are actively underway, with crews breaking ground on the new venue earlier this year.
“Topgolf enhances the desirability of our city’s entertainment offerings, and is a great fit for southwest Florida,” said Saeed Kazemi, P.E., City Manager. “It’s exciting to welcome the brand that revolutionized the sports and entertainment experience.”
As one of the world’s fastest-growing sports and entertainment brands, Topgolf is credited with making the game of golf more inclusive and accessible through its variety of technology-driven experiences. The experience, built on a foundation of fun, community and inclusivity, has created a movement across the globe as the company makes its mark as a leader in the sports and entertainment industry.
Visit the Topgolf Fort Myers location page for the latest updates on progress and anticipated opening date, or follow @Topgolf on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.