Advanced traction and stability platforms characterize Callaway Footwear’s new 2014 product line. The X Cage-Vibe, featuring a spikeless outsole co-developed with Vibram, and X Cage-Pro with 11 PINS Pro Flex Performance spikes, were designed to ensure the shoes maintain a minimum of three points of contact with the ground throughout the golf swing for superior grip. Adapting traction technologies used in extreme mountain climbing, the Vibe outsole is the culmination of Callaway’s and Vibram’s combined research into maximizing traction during the weight transfer of a golf swing. Both the X Cage-Vibe ($150) and X Cage-Pro ($190) feature insoles from Superfeet, the specialty run and outdoor market leader in insoles.
The Pelz School at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. is offering a five Week New Golfer program designed to take the hassle and intimidation out of learning and enjoying the game. Scheduled for Nov. 20 – Dec. 16, the program is built around essential golf basics taught in a fun, stress-free environment. Clubs, balls, learning aids, and all equipment are provided. Each three-hour class is held on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $1,500. In addition, one-, two-, and three-day Pelz golf schools devoted to the short game and putting are available at the resort.
Through Dec. 30, the three-night Brews & Birdies Package in Charleston, S.C. features accommodations at the Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview, a 3.5 hour tour of local craft breweries, and three rounds of golf at a trio of premier courses: Coosaw Creek, Legend Oaks, and Wescott Plantation. Package price starts at $123 per person, per night, double occupancy on weekdays.
Looking ahead to the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews? PerryGolf has organized a series of Land or Sea packages for the historic event, the 29th Open to be played on the Old Course. The 2015 British Open at St. Andrews by Sea program features 14 nights aboard Azamara Quest and seven rounds of golf on “Royal” Clubs, Open Championship venues, and Ryder Cup sites in Scotland, England, and Ireland. PerryGolf’s three land packages feature golf at top Scottish courses plus multi-day attendance at the Open Championship.
If you’re shopping for a holiday gift for a New England golfer who loves Maine, the Preservation Pass, priced at $50, is good for 18 holes with cart at either Sunday River, Old Marsh, Penobscot Valley, or Bath Golf Club. The offer also includes a bonus pass to play 18 holes at either Mere Creek, Highland Green, or Freeport. Available through Dec. 1, the Preservation Pass is valid any time, any day in the 2014 season.