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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 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

2016 No CA PGA Senior-Junior Championship_TDC

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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Mar 15, 2016

2016 Carolinas PGA Head Professional Championship Total Driving Challenge Results

2016 Carolinas PGA Head Professional Championship

Over the past couple years the CPGA Head Professionals Championship has been known to test players with cold and wet conditions. This year’s Championship was a much warmer and drier affair. Players were treated to 2 beautifully warm and sunny days at the exceptional Wexford Golf Club. Evolve Golf set up for the first leg of the 2016 Total Distance Challenge Tour on the par 4, 10th Hole. A slight helping wind both days lead to some great drives on the tight driving hole. With a drive of 300 yards, and only 3 yards off center, Mr. Billy Anderson placed third. Second place goes to Luke Lovell with a drive of 292 yards, and just 1 yard off center. Our first winner of the 2016 season is Mr. Brian Joyce, with a drive of 298 yards, and 1 yard off center. As you can see from the results, this was one of the tightest finishes we have ever had. Congratulations to the tournament winner Mr. Kelly Mitchum, and to the winners of the Evolve Golf Total Distance Challenge.

1st Place Brian Joyce
2nd Place Luke Lovell
3rd Place Billy Anderson

The unofficial tee count;

Epoch 58
Wood 15
Other 4

Click on the following link to view the CPGA Head Pro Championship results.

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Feb 08, 2016

Total Driving Challenge Tour Dates

Total Driving Challenge Tour

Evolve Golf first started the Total Drive Challenge a few years back at a Carolinas PGA section tournament. It seemed like a simple way to demonstrate the value of the Epoch Tee to PGA professionals. Since then, it’s popularity has grown among the pros.

As demand grew, so did the Challenge, into it’s own “tour within a tour.” Come out and take in the action for yourself.

2016 TOTAL DRIVING CHALLENGE TOUR

3/14/2016 – 3/15/2016
Carolinas PGA
CPGA Head Professional Championship
Wexford Golf Club – Hilton Head Island, SC
Results here

3/22/2016
Georgia PGA
Club Car Pro-Pro Scramble
Ansley GC at Settindown Creek – Roswell, GA
Results here

4/18/2016
MET PGA
Long Island Pro-Assistant
Cold Spring CC – Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Results here

4/18/2016
MET PGA
Westchester Pro-Assistant
Patriot Hills GC – Stony Point, NY
Results here

4/18/2016
Southern Ohio PGA
E-Z-Go Spring Pro-Pro Championship
Scioto Reserve CC – Powell, OH
Results here

4/25/2016
Michigan PGA
Club Car Spring Scramble by Evolve Golf
Oakland Univ, Sharf Course – Rochester, MI
Results here

5/16/2016
Northern California PGA
Senior-Junior Championship
Spring Valley CC – Milpitas, CA
Results here

5/23/2016
Philadelphia PGA
The Laurel Creek Classic
Laurel Creek CC – Mt. Laurel, NJ
Results here

5/31/2016
Northern Ohio PGA
Pro-Assistant Championship
Canterbury Golf Club – Cleveland, OH
Results here

7/18/2016 – 7/19/2016
Carolinas PGA
CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship
River Landing CC, River Course – Wallace, NC
Results here

9/20/2016 – 9/22/2016
Carolinas PGA
CPGA Professional Championship
The Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus – Ocean/Marsh) – Wilmington, NC

9/22/2016
Illinois PGA
The Pro-Pro Scramble Championship
Bull Valley CC – Woodstock, IL

9/26/2016 – 9/27/2016
Southern California PGA
Pro-Assistant Championship
Mission Hills CC – Rancho Mirage, CA

11/29/2016 – 12/1/2016
Carolinas PGA
E-Z-Go CPGA Pro-Pro Championship
Sites TBD in the Pinehurst, NC area

12/5/2016 – 12/6/2016
Georgia PGA
Pro-Pro Championship
Sea Island, Seaside – Sea Island, GA

And if you want to follow the action, but can’t join us on tour, you can follow the standings here.

The Total Drive Challenge. It all starts on the tee.

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Jan 31, 2016

Welcome to the Total Driving Challenge

Total Driving Challenge Tour

What if the game were slimmed down?
Way down.
Way, way down.
Down to one day.
Down to one fairway.
Down to one drive.

How would you measure the game? Would you rise to the top of the leaderboard? That’s what Evolve Golf’s Total Driving Challenge is all about.

The Total Driving Challenge is more than a long drive event. It’s a live competition that is being held at 16 different PGA section tournaments in 2016. The TDC places a premium on both distance and accuracy, pitting PGA Professionals against each other, and ranking them on their total distance as well as their accuracy from the center-line of the fairway.

That’s it. One tee, one ball, one shot.

Evolve first started the TDC here at home during a Carolinas PGA section tournament to demonstrate the value of the Epoch golf tee. Since then, it has grown in popularity among the pros who love the single-shot, winner-take-all competition. And as demand grew, so did the TDC, into it’s own “tour within a tour.” You can track the TDC results here.

The Total Drive Challenge. It all starts on the tee.

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Dec 04, 2015

2015 Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship Total Driving Challenge Results

The play conditions varied greatly from day to day for he Carolina PGA Pro-Pro in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Evolve Golf was at Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst’s Magnolia Course for our Total Driving Challenge. The eighth hole is a long and winding par 5 that called for a very precise tee shot. Day one saw a chilly, foggy day, with limited visibility, and wet conditions. Day two was much warmer, but rain moved in during the last half of the round. The final day of play was by far the coldest, but a clear sky and bright sunshine made for a beautiful day. We had great drives each day, but a few stood out among the others. On day 1 Chase Adams hit a drive of 292 yards and 2 yards off center to take third place. Also on day one Clark Rose had a drive of 293 yards and only 2 yards off line. Our winner came from day 2 when Mr. Ryan Schmidt struck a drive of 298 in the dead center of the fairway.

1st Place Ryan Schmidt
2nd Place Clark Rose
3rd Place Chase Adams

The unofficial tee count;
Epoch 175
Wood 43
Other 9

Thank you Carolinas PGA for your overwhelming support of Evolve Golf. Proudly made in the Carolinas.

Click on the following link to view the Pro Pro results.

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Jul 30, 2015

2015 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship Total Driving Challenge Results

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The Resort Course at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach was in beautiful condition for the CPGA Professional Championship. Heat and humidity are to be expected for Myrtle Beach in August, but the weather was kind for the event. Evolve Golf set up the long 475 yard par 4 third hold for the Total Distance Challenge. We measured each players distance, and accuracy over 2 days of competition, then took their average rank against the field for our results. In third place with a drive of 291 yards, and 1 yard off the center line, Scooter Buhrman of Gates Four Golf & Country Club. Mr. Brett Lascara had a drive of 303 yards, and just 2 yards off center to take home 2nd place honors. Finally, our winner, with a drive of 294 yards, and just 1 yard off the center line Chase Butler! Congrats to all the players! A big thanks to The Resort Course at Grand Dunes staff, and all the CPGA Staff! Another great CPGA Professional Championship!

1st Place Chase Butler
2nd Place Brett Lascara
3rd Place Scooter Buhrman

The unofficial tee count;

Epoch 114
Wood 37
Other 7

Click on the following link to view the complete results from the Carolinas PGA Professional Championship.

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Jul 07, 2015

2015 Carolinas PGA Pro Assistant Championship Total Driving Challenge Results

Beautiful River Landing Country Club in Wallace, NC hosted more than 150 PGA Professionals for the annual Carolinas PGA Pro Assistant Championship. The 15th hole played into a stiff breeze for both days of the Evolve Golf Total Distance Challenge. Contestants unleashed a barrage of impressive drives into double digit winds. Darrell Possey’s drive of 287 yards at one yard off center was just enough to edge out a tight field for third place. Second place was claimed by Jared Speight’s 290 yard drive at 1 yard off center. Brooks Blackburn claimed the top spot for the second year in a row with 289 yard drive straight down the target line. Congratulations to our winners, and the tournament Champions Bryce Chaffee and Mike Taylor. Thanks to everyone at River Landing Country Club for their hard work and hospitality.

1st Place Brooks Blackburn
2nd Place Jared Speight
3rd Place Darrell Possey

The unofficial tee count;
Epoch 114
Wood 37
Other 7

Click on the following link to view the complete results from the Carolinas PGA Pro Assistant Championship.

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Jun 29, 2015

2015 Northern California PGA 4-Pro Scramble

Congratulations to Bruce Summerhays Jr., winner of Evolve Golf’s long drive completion at the 2015 Northern California PGA section 4-Pro Scramble. Congratulations to the winning team of Steve Watanbe, Scott de Borba, Tim Sands, and Ryan Lancaster. Our thanks to Summerset Country Club and the Northern California PGA.

NCACPAG 4-Pro Scramble Sumersett CC Reno, NV

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Jun 29, 2015

Congratulations to Rob Oppenheim on his first Web.com Tour Victory

Congratulations to Rob Oppenheim winner of the Web.com Air Capital Classic. Playing the Epoch, Oppenheim set up a final round charge to overcome a six stroke deficit. Rob drained a 25 foot for eagle on Crestview Country Club’s 14th hole en route to his final round 6 under 64.

Congratulations on your first Web.com victory Rob!

It all starts on the tee.

Rob Oppenheim

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