Sustainability

Jan 25, 2010

Evolve Golf to Showcase Completely Sustainable Booth at 2010 PGA Merchandise Show (#3009)

Sunset Beach, NC January, 25 2010 – Evolve Golf, Inc.

News Summary

  • Evolve Golf – maker of the No. 1 performance golf tee on Tour – will exhibit its full line of innovative products at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show in a specially designed, ultra eco-friendly booth (#3009) that showcases the company’s dedication to sound environmental practices.
  • Recognized as one of the golf industry’s most environmentally-friendly companies, Evolve Golf’s popular performance tee lines and packaging are made completely from recycled materials. Taking this approach to another level at the PGA Merchandise Show, the company’s unique display booth will feature:
  • A structure made completely from reclaimed river wood, dredged using historical research and sonar technology by the Cape Fear Riverwood company – dedicated to protecting living forests by relying on resources abandoned a century ago
  • ECO ACT II banners from Banner Creations – a green printer since 1993 – which are made from 100-percent post consumer recycled PET bottles. Exceptionally durable, they offer great print quality through a dye sublimation process employing water-based inks
  • FLOR carpet tiles made with renewable and recycled content, an ingenious flooring design system that blends form, function and a commitment to be environmentally responsible
  • The company will also be exhibiting the new Epoch-S3 model, as well as an enhanced range of color options, sustainable packaging and smaller “pro shop packs,” at this year’s PGA Show.
  • Since 2004, Evolve Golf products have been a part of 124 major Tour wins, including 46 PGA Tour victories. The Epoch is the only performance tee with radius posts that span the width of a golf ball dimple. This unique feature creates the lowest coefficient of friction of any tee, eliminating deflection at impact and increasing ball speed and control. The Vireo features a wider, deeper cup for greater stability than traditional wood tees. Evolve products are far more durable than their wooden counterparts and not harmful to mower blades.

Quotes

Attributed to: BJ Maloy, Founder & CEO, Evolve Golf, Inc.

“Since day one we have been dedicated to providing players and facilities with products that out perform competitors on the course and are as eco-friendly as possible,” says BJ Maloy, Founder and CEO of Evolve Golf. “This specially designed trade show booth is a representation of who we are as company and further expands our message of the importance of sustainability in the industry.”

About Evolve Golf

The industry’s emerging golf tee leader, Evolve Golf’s innovative and sustainable products are available at marquee private clubs, daily-fee facilities, off-course and online retailers worldwide. Visit the store locator online to find retailers in a specific area.

To date more than 150 top clubs and resorts nationwide have embraced the superior performance and durability of its eco-friendly golf tees by completely phasing out wooden offerings.

The Epoch tee recently finished at the top of GolfTest USA’s 2009 “Comprehensive Golf Tee Test,” besting the competing designs from the other leading manufacturers.

For more information please visit: www.evolvegolf.com or call 866.614.3158

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Nov 09, 2009

Evolve Golf’s Epoch Dominates GolfTest USA’s ‘Comprehensive Golf Tee Test’

No.1 Performance Tee on Tour Bests 24 Competitors

Sunset Beach, NC November 9, 2009 – Evolve Golf, Inc.

News Summary

  • Evolve Golf confirms that its Epoch performance tee finished first in GolfTest USA’s 2009 “Comprehensive Golf Tee Test”, besting 24 competing designs from every other leading manufacturer.
  • Determined by a panel of 60 testers rating each tee in 10 categories, the test examined performance, appearance, ease of use, durability and eco-friendly composition. As clearly shown by the results (viewable here), respondents definitively preferred the Epoch tee based on its combination of superior performance and durability in an appealing yet environmentally-friendly design.
  • Since its 2004 debut, the Epoch has been part of 123 major Tour wins, including 46 PGA Tour victories, and is the only performance tee with radius posts that span the width of a golf ball dimple. This unique feature creates the lowest coefficient of friction of any tee, eliminating deflection at impact and increasing ball speed and control. It has been scientifically proven via a series of rigorous independent robotic tests combined with extensive player testing to provide improvements of up to 12 yards distance and 9 yards accuracy.

Quotes

“This independent test plainly illustrates that the advantages of using the Epoch are obvious to the vast majority,” says BJ Maloy, Founder and CEO of Evolve Golf. “The rapid adoption of our tees on the PGA Tour is well documented. Now this collection of highly objective testers has confirmed beyond any doubt that the average golfer also clearly prefers the Epoch over every other leading brand.”

“What really resonated with our panel was that the Epoch not only delivered on its performance promises, claiming to offer the lowest coefficient of friction, but was also a favorite in the ease of use categories,” says Wayne Williams, Testing Director of GolfTest USA. “The Epoch recorded high scores across the board, offering the best performance, durability, and overall experience for our testers.”

About Evolve Golf

Evolve Golf is the leading manufacturer of sustainable performance golf tees and products are available at more than 2,200 marquee private clubs, daily-fee facilities, off-course and online retailers worldwide. The Epoch performance tee was launched on the PGA Tour in 2004 and quickly gained a devoted following.

In early 2009, Evolve Golf introduced the Sweet Spot System, a groundbreaking marking system and Internet app (http://www.evolvegolf.com/settings.php).

Company Founder and CEO BJ Maloy was named one of GOLF Magazine’s top-10 industry innovators of 2008. Maloy was chosen out of hundreds of pioneers for his contributions as an entrepreneur and his quest to enhance the environment through Evolve Golf’s revolutionary products.

For more information please visit: www.evolvegolf.com or call 866.614.3158.

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Jan 31, 2008

Evolve Golf’s Sustainable Golf Tees Are Mower Friendly

Mower Tests Prove Evolve’s Tees Are Better for Golf Courses

News Summary

• Evolve Golf’s sustainable golf tees are made entirely from recycled and renewable materials.
• Evolve Golf’s sustainable golf tees last longer than wood tees and do not harm mowers.
• Mower tests were conducted at Diamond Creek in Banner Elk, NC.
• A static test compared the shear force required to cut through golf tees.  Equal quantities, lengths, and shaft diameters of wood tees and Evolve Golf’s sustainable tees were compared.  A torque wrench was fitted to a sharpened and calibrated triplex reel. The golf tees were cut through at different locations on the blades and the shear force was recorded each time.
• 30% more force is required to cut through a wood tee compared to Evolve Golf’s sustainable golf tees.
• A dynamic test compared the impact of mowing over golf tee litter. Equal quantities, lengths, and shaft diameters of wood tees and Evolve Golf’s sustainable tees were evenly disbursed in front of the left and right reels of a sharpened and calibrated triplex mower.  Repeated passes (6) were made to clear the area of tee litter.  The bed knives were inspected at the conclusion of the test, neither side deviated from the initial calibration.
• Evolve Golf’s sustainable golf tees will not impact the mower reels during mowing operations.

Quotes

Attributed to: John Lavelle, Superintendent, Diamond Creek

“The switch to long tees increased the amount of tee litter on the course. Since switching over to Evolve’s tees there’s been a noticeable reduction in tee litter.  It’s rare that we see a broken tee anymore, if we do it’s a wood tee.”

Attributed to: John McNeely, General Manager, Diamond Creek

“This is a traditional golf tee that performs better, lasts longer, costs the same, and saves trees.  We shouldn’t look back twenty years from now and say we could have done this sooner. I don’t know why you wouldn’t switch.”

About Evolve Golf

Evolve Golf is the leading manufacturer of sustainable performance golf tees, including the Epoch™, The #1 Performance Golf Tee on Tour™. Evolve Golf products are available at golf clubs and retailers worldwide. For more information about Evolve Golf and our products please visit our website.

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Jan 11, 2008

How Many Wood Tees Do You Break?

At Evolve we have tested the durability of thousands of golf tees.  We’ve come to the obvious conclusion that wood tees break a lot.   But there is more to it, the type of wood, coating of the tee, size of the tee, the depth of the tee in the ground, angle of attack, swing speed, and club selection all play a part in the ultimate demise of the wooden tee.

According to a test conducted by Golf Magazine golfers use an average of 6.75 wood tees during an 18-hole round of golf.  The test results ran aside the “Tee it high or low?” cover story in Golf Magazine’s June 2006 print issue.

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    Two years of R&D produced a golf tee that significantly outperformed the wood tee.  How much difference can Evolve Golf’s Epoch golf tee make?

    Just ask any of the more than 100 tour professionals that have won on tour playing the Epoch.  Just ask any of the more than 700 golf clubs that have replaced the wood tee with the Epoch.