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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 182                                                       
Tuesday, September 24 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's more, you know, being able to compete under the pressure with everything that's happened, you know, that self-belief in what you're doing; the inner stuff that you say to yourself, the things that people don't see on the outside, the hours you put in, what you've got to do and what you've got to sacrifice. I would have been completely happy with myself today if I had finished first or 10th. I've said it before, I feel like I'm pretty good when I'm in contention, when I've got a sniff of being pretty efficient in what I've been able to achieve. For me, it's to get in contention is the tricky part and it's nice to be up there most of the week. You get butterflies; you get that feeling every day, every morning, getting ready, getting warmed up. For me, it is the ability to get in position, in contention, I think is a lot harder than winning.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who was the international winner of the Sanderson Farms Championship before Sebastian Munoz? HINT: It happened in 2014.

IT NEVERS STOPS: For those of us lucky enough to still be in the golf business to remember GOLF 2020, it was initially sold as strategy to compete for fans with the NFL and Nascar. The fact the PGA TOUR was on hiatus to make way for the start of the NFL season in 2019 indicates the initiative has deviated significantly from its original target. Who could have foreseen a FedExCup that paid $15 million to one individual, a social media driven world or fantasy/sports gambling becoming a fabric of modern day society? Nevertheless, the PGA TOUR is now focused on these avenues to try and grow its fan base.

Case in point, the PGA TOUR and GameOn Technology have reached a new multi-year content and marketing relationship. Available for Facebook Messenger users at the start of the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season, the TOUR chat platform and newly launched TOUR Chatbot allow fans to ask questions and get information about tournaments with instant access to leaderboards, video highlights, FedExCup standings, statistics, season schedules, news and tournament pages.

“We are excited about GameOn’s ability to help us deliver interactive content in a convenient and timely manner to PGA TOUR fans around the world,” said Scott Gutterman, Vice President Digital Operations at the PGA TOUR. “The PGA TOUR has vast amounts of content and a diverse global audience looking to access that content around the clock, and this relationship with GameOn will help us provide that access.”

GameOn will allow fans to tailor an experience around their favorite players, opting to receive player specific news, tee times, real-time highlights, pre- and post-tournament video, scoring data and editorial recaps. “For a league that’s always on, the TOUR Chatbot enables fans to stay intimately connected year-round no matter where they are,” said Kalin Stanojev, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer with GameOn Technology. “Our collaboration with the PGA TOUR represents a huge step towards addressing the evolving content delivery model of sports leagues and the changing habits of their fans, giving the PGA TOUR a new and unique way to authentically and creatively connect with fans across the world.”

To engage with the TOUR Chatbot, fans can simply message the PGA TOUR Facebook page or search for PGA TOUR within the Messenger platform.

IT REMAINS A NUMBERS GAME: Arccos Golf is continuing to build out its business. The company has launched an accessory that allows for an Arccos arccosCaddie Putter Sensor into all SuperStroke CounterCore and Traxion putter grips with a Tech-Port. “The Arccos community is passionate about harnessing the latest innovations to improve their on-course performance, which is exactly why a large number of our users choose SuperStroke Traxion putter grips with a Tech-Port,” said Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re thrilled to add this product to our growing portfolio of offerings, including those developed in partnership with leading global brands like Cobra Puma Golf, PING and Microsoft.”

“For more than a decade we’ve pushed the innovation envelope and are continuing along that path through this collaboration with Arccos,” said Dean Dingman, CEO of SuperStroke USA. “We’re happy to provide Arccos Caddie users with an integrated solution for connecting a smart sensor to our performance-driven putter grips.”

Available for $19.99 USD at www.arccosgolf.com, the accessory includes an Arccos Caddie Putter Sensor and a purpose-built housing that attaches to a SuperStroke CounterCore or Traxion putter grip, as well as a tightening tool and SuperStroke wrench.
SuperStroke has also announced a limited-time offer providing a Traxion Series putter grip featuring a Tech-Port along with the new accessory for $29.99. For more details see www.superstrokeusa.com/arccos/.

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ANSWERS: “It's more, you know, being able to compete under the pressure with everything that's happened, you know, that self-belief in what you're doing; the inner stuff that you say to yourself, the things that people don't see on the outside, the hours you put in, what you've got to do and what you've got to sacrifice. I would have been completely happy with myself today if I had finished first or 10th. I've said it before, I feel like I'm pretty good when I'm in contention, when I've got a sniff of being pretty efficient in what I've been able to achieve. For me, it's to get in contention is the tricky part and it's nice to be up there most of the week. You get butterflies; you get that feeling every day, every morning, getting ready, getting warmed up. For me, it is the ability to get in position, in contention, I think is a lot harder than winning.”--Former Masters Champ, Danny Willett after his victory at the BMW PGA Championship.

Nick Taylor of Canada was the international winner of the Sanderson Farms Championship before Sebastian Munoz.

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