Vegas Golf Notes: Bubba Watson PING Drivers Coming, Meet a Metal X Lady

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 12, 2012)–There is always a lot going on in the Las Vegas Golf Region. And in the coming days and months, a couple cool things are happening. Las Vegas Golf and Tennis will take shipment of official Bubba Watson PING G20 drivers to retail by June 1. And for the next several weekends, golfers will find a Metal X Team member meeting and greeting at Callaway Golf Center. She will be showing off the new Metal X line of insert putters. –By Brian Hurlburt

"The idea for the new Metal-X putters came from working with several Tour players who liked the look and performance of our putters, but wanted the feel of a more metallic face," said Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer for Odyssey Putters. "We took their feedback and decided to create an aluminum face with a urethane backing layer in order to maintain a lightweight face that helps us optimize the weight distribution in our designs."

The official dates of the Odyssey Demo Day are April 13-15, April 21-22, and April 28 from 10 AM – 2 PM. The Callaway Golf Center is a large practice facility with a lighted 9-hole course that can be called the hub of golf in Las Vegas. It is centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip for easy access by locals and visiting Las Vegas golfers. Call (702) 896-4100 for more details.

Also, the inside word is that 5,000 "Bubba Drivers" are in production with a small number being made available in Las Vegas. One place you can get them is Las Vegas Golf and Tennis, the leader of golf retail in the Las Vegas Golf Region.

“Even prior to his win at the Masters, golfers were requesting pink G20s,” John A. Solheim, the chairman and chief executive officer of Ping, a unit of Phoenix-based Karsten Manufacturing Corp., said in a statement. 55 of the price will go to charity. Watson, 33, in January set himself a target of raising $1 million for charities this year. Ping made a $10,000 donation and will give another $300 for every drive Watson hits of 300 yards (274 meters) or more. To date, Ping has pledged $61,600, with the money going to Phoenix-area causes the company chooses with Watson’s support.

 

 

 

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