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Feb 27, 2017

2017 Northern Texas PGA Pro Assistant Championship

150 PGA professionals came together to compete at the 2017 Northern Texas PGA Pro-Assistant at the Dallas Athletic Club. With temperatures in the upper 70s and thunderstorms on the horizon, they competition was shortened from 36 holes of continuous stroke play down to 18 holes. Evolve Golf was fortunate to host our first Total Driving Challenge of the 2017 season at the Blue Course’s 13th tee. The 534 yard par 5 had multiple bunkers guarding the right hand side that challenged players to hit a long and accurate tee shot to have any chance of going for the green in two.

The ominous thunderstorms approaching from the south gave players a helping wind on this par 5. Brian McKinley took home first place in our total distance challenge on the blue course with a 295 yard drive just 1 yard off the centerline. Second place went to Ronnie O’Brien with a 316 yard drive just 5 yards from the center. Jason Hase finished in third place with a 313 yard drive that was also 5 yards off center.

Evolve Golf would like to thank Lance Patterson, PGA and his staff for hosting the event and providing top-notch course conditions for the Pro Assistant. Evolve Golf is also appreciative of the flawlessly run event by Mark Harrison and the entire NTPGA Staff. We look forward to our continued partnership with the section and hope to return for another Total Driving Challenge soon!

1st place- Brian McKinley, Green Tree Country Club
2nd place- Ronnie O’Brien, Maridoe Golf Club
3rd place- Jason Hase, San Angelo Country Club

Unofficial Tee Count:

52 Epoch
14 Wood
12 Others

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Total Driving Challenge results.

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Dec 06, 2016

2016 Georgia PGA Pro Pro Championship

The Evolve team loaded up and headed south for a few days to join the Georgia PGA for the 2016 Pro-Pro Championship at Sea Island Golf Club. The scenic views and warm weather brought players from all over the state out to the event. Players rolled out of their carts Monday morning with rain gear and umbrellas to ward off the severe storms that were in the forecast. The overcast skies parted and lead to sunshine as the Evolve team set up shop on the Par 4 399 yard 10th hole of the Seaside course. Players needed to be precise with their tee shots with a large fairway bunker right and a water hazard left spelling trouble for any errant drives.

There was a nice breeze at the players back both days which encouraged players to reach for the driver. The early morning rain shower Tuesday morning made it difficult for players to get any roll out from their tee shots.

Aaron Elrod secured third place with a drive of 301 yards that was 1 yard off the center line. Second place was taken by Jeff Cammon with a drive of 310 and right on the center line. Jacob Tilton weighed in with a huge drive of 320 yards that was dead on the center to claim the top spot in the Evolve Golf Total Driving Challenge.

Evolve Golf would like to thank John Wade, PGA and his staff at Sea Island Golf Club for their hospitality and the championship course conditions. Evolve Golf would also like to thank the Georgia PGA for their help and hospitality over the two days at Sea Island.

1st Place- Jacob Tilton
2nd Place- Jeff Cammon
3rd Place- Aaron Elrod

Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 126
Wood: 57
Other: 3

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Total Driving Challenge results.

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Dec 02, 2016

2016 Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship

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Unseasonably warm temperatures and a full field of competitors made for a top-notch event for the 2016 Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship. Over 300 PGA professionals descended on Pinehurst for the opportunity to compete in a 3-day team event, which for the first time included a round at the infamous Pinehurst No. 2. Evolve Golf was able to host our Total Distance Challenge on the 12th hole at the Mid-South Club. This 450 yard, par 4 had a bunker in play on both sides of the hole as well as mature pines demanding the players hit a long and accurate tee shot for any chance at birdie.

Windy conditions the first two days made it difficult for professional to hit it deep. Elliot Jones from Myers Park Country Club took home first place in the Total Distance Challenge with a 300 yard drive right in the center of the fairway. Second place went to John Faidley at Forsyth Country Club with a 299 yard drive just 1 yard off the centerline. Andrew Bateman from Diamond Creek Golf Club finished third with a 301 drive just 2 off center.

Evolve Golf would like to thank Brian Anderson, PGA and his staff at the Mid South Club for their hospitality and the excellent course conditions. Evolve Golf is also thankful for the efforts of Jeff Abbott and the entire Carolina’s PGA staff for conducting a flawless event in Pinehurst.

1st- Elliot Jones, Myers Park CC
2nd-John Faidley, Forsyth CC
3rd- Andrew Bateman, Diamond Creek GC

Unofficial Tee Count for the 3 day event:

266 Epoch
43 Wood
10 Other

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Total Driving Challenge results.

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Sep 27, 2016

2016 Southern California PGA Pro-Assistant Championship

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The Evolve team packed up and headed out west to Mission Hills Country Club for the 2016 Southern California PGA Pro-Assistant Championship. The mountainous terrain and dry desert heat played no factor in the field’s performance. Jim Robinson and his staff at Mission Hills Country Club had the course in prime condition. With temperatures fluctuating from the upper 90’s to the low 100’s both days, players made sure to grab a few more water bottles before heading out to their assigned holes. The Evolve team set-up shop on the 9th hole of the Pete Dye Challenge Course. The players were facing a risk reward 538-yard Par 5 with water along the left and a fairway bunker surrounded by thick rough guarding the right side. Players found that taking it over the bunker on the right, was the safe bet and better angle for reaching the green in two.
Michael Diette, from Palos Verdes Golf Club captured the 3rd place spot with a drive of 305 yards and just 2 yards off the center line. Evan Biundo, from Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club took second place with an impressive drive of 301 yards and right on the center line. Chris Gilley, from La Quinta Country Club must’ve known he was going to bring home the top spot, since he was jumping up in down in the fairway as he walked up to his 305 yard drive sitting right on the center line.
Evolve Golf would like to thank the Southern California PGA section staff for running a remarkable event and making sure all participants and sponsors were taken care of.

Thank you to all competitors and congratulations to the winners of this year’s TDC.

1st Place- Chris Gilley
2nd Place- Evan Biundo
3rd Place- Michael Diette

Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 117
Wood: 25
Other: 32

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Total Driving Challenge results.

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Sep 22, 2016

2016 Illinois PGA Pro-Pro Championship

2016-il-pga-pro-pro-tdcSlightly overcast 80 degree weather presented an inviting setup for the 2016 Illinois PGA Pro-Pro Championship, hosted at the beautiful Bull Valley Golf Club. A 1 p.m. shotgun kicked off the four ball stroke play tournament. The staggering landscape and ideal weather held promise for a great day of golf! Evolve Golf set up The Total Distance Challenge on hole 17, which happens to be the course’s longest par 5 and notably named “The Three Shotter”, a 558 yard 5 par hole. The par 5 featured out of bounds tight to the left and rolling hills to the right. Early afternoon wind gusts nds encouraged the players to aim straight and far down the center line.

Timothy Staples from Old Elm Club captured 3rd place with a 295 yard drive that was 1 yard off the center line. Kyle English from Crestwicke Country Club comes in second with a 323 yard drive that was 3 yards off the center line. Finally, reigning in the 1st place spot, Brian Psenicnik from Twin Orchard Country Club had a 308 yard drive that was 1 yard off the centerline.

Evolve Golf would like to thank the Illinois PGA section staff for organizing a wonderful event. A special thank you to Michael Picciano and his staff who were gracious hosts at the gorgeous Bull Valley Golf Club.

Thank you to all the competitors and congratulations to the winners of this year’s TDC.

1st: Brian Psenicnik
2nd: Kyle English
3rd: Timothy Staples

Unofficial Tee Count

Epoch: 34
Wood: 9
Other: 2

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Total Driving Challenge results.

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Sep 22, 2016

2016 Carolinas PGA Section Championship

A week full of rain leading up to the event left wet and difficult conditions for the CPGA Section Championship at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC. 120 of the Carolina’s section PGA professionals competed for the designation of top player in this 3-day individual stroke play tournament. Evolve Golf was fortunate to […]

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Jul 20, 2016

2016 Carolinas PGA Pro Assistant Championship

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Early morning sunshine peaked through the pine trees in Wallace, NC for the 2016 CPGA Pro-Assistant championship. This two-person best ball competition was well attended by 154 PGA professionals from the Carolinas Section. A special thank you to Larry George and his staff who were gracious hosts as always at the beautiful River Landing Country Club.

The Total Driving Challenge was set up on the 15th hole of the River Course. Water hazards and out of bounds guarded both sides on the fairway, forcing players to make an accurate tee shot to keep it in the field of play. Relentless waves of severe thunderstorms cancelled the second round, limiting our Total Distance Challenge to the field’s first day drives.

Thank you to all the competitors and congratulations to the winners of this year’s TDC.

1st Place- William Godwin
2nd Place- Brian Sherrill
3rd Place- Barry Pierce

Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 116
Wood: 36
Other: 2

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Total Driving Challenge results.

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Jun 17, 2016

How NOT to tee it up

5 MISTAKES YOU MIGHT BE MAKING IN THE TEE BOX. What’s the best way to have a great round? Or even a great hole for that matter? Start it off right. And we’re not talking about your stance, your club selection, or swinging yourself into a pretzel… but about the other things you could be […]

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Jun 11, 2016

Introducing Evolve’s Little Black Box Subscription. A box full of custom themed Epoch golf tees and…

Design, innovation, and ingenuity aren’t just words at Evolve Golf, they’re a daily occurrence. And for the past three months, we’ve been at it with thrusters on full. With a brand new director of product design leading the way, we’re fired up and ready to share some of our fresh innovations developed for your game, […]

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May 31, 2016

2016 Northern Ohio PGA Pro-Assistant Championship

Evolve Golf brought the Total Driving Challenge to the historic Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio for the Northern Ohio PGA Pro-Asst. The Total Driving Challenge took place on Hole #6, a 501-yard par 5. Players were greeted with a narrow tunnel to the fairway that required a right to left ball flight. Those who […]

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May 23, 2016

2016 Philadelphia PGA Laurel Creek Classic

2016 Philly PGA Laurel Creek Classic

Morning clouds gave way to sunshine and upper 70s at the Laurel Creek Classic in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. This individual stroke play event consisted of 100 PGA professionals in the Philadelphia section. The Laurel Creek Classic was graciously hosted by John DiMarco and his staff at Laurel Creek Country Club. Evolve Golf conducted our Total Driving Challenge on the par 4, 12th hole. The slight dog-leg played 420 yards from the championship tees and 357 from the ladies tees for the section event. The forced carry over a natural area and large bunker guarding the left side of the hole challenged the competitors to hit both a long and accurate tee shot.

Greg Matthias of Tavistock CC came in first place with a drive of 288 and on the center line. Second place went to Andrew Turner of Whitford Country Club and third place for Rick McCall at Wild Quail Golf and CC. Mike Furey from Mahoning Valley Country Club took home first place in the section event after an outstanding (-5) 66.

Evolve Golf would like to thank the Philadelphia PGA section staff for allowing us to be a supporting sponsor of the event. We would also like to thank the PGA professionals attending the event and their support Evolve Golf’s line of essential golf accessories.

1st place: Greg Matthias
2nd place: Andrew Turner
3rd place: Rick McCall

The Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 60
Wood: 25
Others: 15

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Total Driving Challenge results.

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May 20, 2016

5 SMALL TIPS FOR BETTER DRIVES

A subtle shift of the foot here, and simple reposition of the tee height there… as we know all too well here at Evolve Golf, it’s the little things that add up to big improvement. Here are a few of our favorite tips that we’ve cultivated over the years.

Toe Up.
It sounds like it goes against convention, or even intuition… but addressing the ball with your driver toe angled up a bit is a good way to ensure that you are allowing for your wrists to “break.” Allowing your wrists to break helps increase the velocity of the driver at the right time, and keep you swing fluid and easy. Keeping your arms stiff, and a straight line down to the club head only reduces your velocity.

If you’re looking for a more scientific explanation, there’s a little thing called “Centripetal Force” that many manufacturers compensate for. This is the pulling down of the club head in the downswing that tends to “droop” the shaft enough to even out the club head. Try not to think about it too much.

Proper Tee Height.
There are so many things to consider when talking about tee height. Many players like to tee that ball up high, and let ‘er rip. But the truth is, every driver is as unique as every swing. Knowing the proper height of your driver’s sweet spot is important, and being able to consistently tee the ball up to your driver’s sweet spot every time only provides a cocktail for good drives. Check out Evolve Golf’s Sweet Spot System to find the best tee height for your driver.

Body Position.
Again, it seems a bit uncomfortable, and anti-intuitive… But your body position is hugely important. Most instructors will position the ball to the inside of your forward foot, and have you slightly angle your hips, sine and shoulders back, just a bit, so that the club is square, level, and on it’s way up just slightly on impact.

Build Your Speed.
Professional instructors like Derek Hooper have seen a lot of bad swings in their day. One of the biggest issues is the over aggressive swing. Golfers try to take get a burst of power from the start of their swing, causing a lot of movement, and a lot of inaccuracy. To fix this, Derek suggest thinking about building your swing with your large muscles. Let your lower body lead the motion, with the upper body following and pulling the club down, building speed along the way so that by the time it get’s to the ball, the club is traveling at maximum speed without as much movement. The results should be some of your greatest distance.

Trust Your Stuff.
Look in your bag. See all that equipment? What did it cost… $1500? $2000? That’s a lot of science you paid for. A lot of technology. So trust it. So often we look at our clubs and think we need to help it, angle it a bit to get the ball up a bit. Swing a little harder to get the distance. But these clubs come from manufacturers and technologists whose entire job is to make you play better. So go ahead… trust it. Smooth out your swing, believe in the equipment, and watch your game improve.

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May 16, 2016

2016 Northern California PGA Senior-Junior Championship

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Evolve Golf took the Total Driving Challenge across the country for the Northern California Senior-Junior Championship at Spring Valley Golf Club in Milpitas, CA. A beautiful sunny day matched with mid 70’s temps made for a great day of golf. The Total Driving Challenge took place on Hole #9, a short, straight away par 4 taunting golfers to let it rip. This challenge measures professionals on their distance and accuracy from the center of the fairway. At the end of the day, we had 3 professionals who prevailed. Finishing up in third place with an impressive 284-yard drive that was only 1 yard off from the center line was Ed Hester of Cameron Park Country Club. C.J. Snyder out of Round Hill Country Club captured second place with a 296-yard drive that was 1 yard off the center line. And coming in first place was Ryan Williams with an absolute bomb drive of 312 that fell just 1 yard off the center line. Congrats to all our winners and a huge thanks to the Northern California PGA and Spring Valley for a great event.

1st place: Ryan Williams
2nd place: C.J. Snyder
3rd place: Ed Hester

Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 43
Wood: 16
Others: 8

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Golf Total Driving Challenge results.

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Apr 25, 2016

2016 Michigan PGA Spring Scramble

2016 Michigan PGA Spring Scramble
The early forecast was a little bleak for the Michigan Section Spring Scramble, but as the first group stepped up to the Evolve Golf Total Driving Challenge on the 462 yard par 4 first, the clouds parted and the sun appeared. The winds picked up throughout the day, but nothing could put a damper on the beautiful University of Oakland’s Sharf Course! The participants uncorked some very long drives during the day, but when factoring in accuracy, it wasn’t the longest drives that came out on top. In third place we had a tie between Brian Carins and Justin Reynolds who had matching drives of 295 yards, and right in the middle of the fairway. In second, with a drive of 300 yards and also right in the center of the fairway was Josh Proben. The winning drive for the Evolve Golf Total Distance Challenge was Jim Troy with a drive of 305 and dead center of the fairway. A big thanks the staff at The Sharf Course for being so accommodating! Congratulations to all the winners, and the Michigan PGA staff for putting on such a great event!

1st place: Jim Troy
2nd place: Josh Proben
Tie 3rd place: Brian Carins
Tie 3rd place: Justin Reynolds

Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 103
Wood: 25
Others: 8

Click on the following link to view the Evolve Total Driving Challenge results.

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Apr 18, 2016

2016 MET PGA Westchester Pro-Assistant Championship

2016 MET PGA Westchester

The Evolve Golf team packed up and headed out to visit Patriot Hills Golf Club for the 2016 MET Pro-Assistant’s Championship. With temperatures in the upper 70s, Patriot Hills was in prime condition for the event and we were all treated to spectacular weather. Patriot Hills drapes rolling hills creating the perfect opportunity to set up the Evolve Total Driving Challenge from an elevated tee into a runaway downhill fairway. Hole #4’s 467-yard Par 4 begged players to give it all they had off the tee. Slight gusts of winds kept the Total Driving Challenge interesting all day. Ian Orr claimed the third place position with a drive of 323 yards that settled on the center line. Bobby Peterson claimed the second place position with a drive of 331 that also settled on the center line. Brian Faulkner takes away first place with his bomb of a drive that was 344 yards and settled on the center line. The Evolve Golf team would like to send out our thanks to all of the PGA professionals who played, the MET section tournament staff, and the Patriot Hills Golf Club for hosting the event and presenting a great tournament.

1st place: Ray Ford
2nd place: Bobby Peterson
3rd place: Ian Orr

Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 124
Wood: 63
Others: 25

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Apr 18, 2016

2016 MET PGA Long Island Pro-Assistant Championship

2016 MET PGA Long Island

It was a summer like day at Cold Spring Country Club with temperatures in the mid 70’s and plenty of sunshine. Jim Weiss and the staff at Cold Spring Country Club ran a remarkable tournament. When the clock struck 8 AM players began to head to the lengthy par 5 first hole measuring 565 yards from the blue tees. Out of bounds guarded the left and the range threatened on the right, players had to thread the needle between two large fairway bunkers that were very much in play off the tee. After the day was over Matt Dobyns, from Fresh Meadows Country Club stood at the top of the leaderboard with the winning tee shot of 348 yards and right on the line. Second place was Erik Easton from The Bridge with an impressive drive of 325 yards and just 2 yards off the line. Third place was Kyle Higgins from Inwood Country Club who also hit a notable drive measuring 318 yards and just 2 yards off the line.

1st Place: Matt Dobyns
2nd Place: Erik Easton
3rd Place: Kyle Higgins

Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 132
Wood: 35
Others: 17

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Apr 18, 2016

2016 Southern Ohio PGA Spring Pro-Pro Championship

2016 Southern Ohio PGA

The Evolve Golf team hit the road and headed to Columbus, OH for the Southern Ohio PGA Spring Pro-Pro Championship this past Monday. With sunny skies and over 80 degree temperatures, it felt more like summer time. Beautiful Scioto Reserve Country Club played host to this event. The Evolve Golf Total Driving Challenge took place on hole #10, a 550-yard Par 5 with a lake on the left forcing most players to bailout to the right of the fairway. We had several professionals disregard the water and bomb one right over it. That paid off for our following winners. Jonathan Christopherson claimed 3rd place with a 302-yard drive that was 4 yards off the center line. Jared Jones placed 2nd with a 303-yard drive that was 2 yards off the center line. And clinching The Total Driving Challenge title was Luke Bowersock with an impressive 302-yard drive that was only 2 yards off the center line. Congrats, gentleman! The Evolve Golf team would like to send their thanks to all of the PGA professionals who played and the Scioto Reserve Country Club team for their gracious support and hard work.

1st Place: Luke Bowersock
2nd Place: Jared Jones
3rd Place: Jonathan Christopherson

Unofficial Tee Count:

Epoch: 60
Wood: 20
Others: 1

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Mar 22, 2016

2016 Georgia PGA Pro Pro Scramble Total Driving Challenge Results

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The 2016 Georgia PGA Pro-Pro Scramble was Evolve Golf’s first event outside of the Carolinas for 2016! We hit the road to visit our longtime customer, and host club, the beautiful Ansley Golf Club. Ansley was in fantastic condition for the event and the cold weather from the previous few days moved out just in time to greet the field with sunny skies. The 6th hole’s long and wide fairway invited players to give it their all off of the tee for the Evolve Golf Total Distance Challenge. A slight headwind added an interesting twist, but the PGA Professionals of the Georgia Section handled it easily. Patrick Richardson claimed third place with a drive of 292 yards that settled neatly 4 yards off the center line. Paddy Higgins claimed second place with a drive of 300 yards that was just 1 yard off center. Jacob Tilton brought the contest to a close with a monster drive of 328 yards that was also only one yard off center to claim Evolve Golf Total Distance Challenge win. A hearty congratulations goes out from the team at Evolve Golf to the winners of the Georgia PGA Pro-Pro Scramble Shawn Koch and Chris Cartwright. Thank you to the staff at Ansley Golf Club for hosting and to the Georgia PGA staff for presenting another great tournament.

1st Place Jacob Tilton
2nd Place Paddy Higgins
3rd Place Patrick Richardson

The unofficial tee count;
Epoch 88
Wood 33
Other 3

Click on the following link to view the 2016 Georgia PGA Pro Pro Scramble Evolve Golf Total Distance Challenge Results.

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