Golf News for Monday, December 16, 2013 | Sponsorship

Mantis Golf co-sponsors event for week of PGA Merchandise Show

WILTON, Conn. -- Mantis Golf, maker of fine putters with specialized patented qualities to enhance putting success, will co-sponsor a Pro-Pro Series event to take place the week of the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. Reed Exhibitions and PGA Magazine are partnering for the 11th annual tournament series, creating playing opportunities for PGA Professionals and apprentices attending the PGA Merchandise Show. Mantis Golf will serve as a co-sponsor of the PGA Magazine Battle Championship, new this year, to be held Jan. 20 at Heathrow Country Club in Heathrow, Fla. The Pro-Pro Series events offer participants an opportunity to play in a fun yet competitive tournament setting with their fellow professionals from around the country.

"Mantis Golf is pleased to co-sponsor the PGA Magazine Battle Championship," said Chris Maher, CEO of Mantis Golf. "This tournament will be an exciting new addition to the Pro-Pro Series, as well as an occasion for competitors to have a chance to see and try Mantis Golf putters first hand."

The PGA Magazine Battle Championship is a four-person scramble. The course at Heathrow CC will be played from the tips with challenging pin placements, producing a competitive yet enjoyable scramble format. Scott Targowski, PGA, a Mantis Golf company representative, will be positioned on the putting green at Heathrow CC to showcase Mantis Golf putters to the approximately 100 PGA Professionals at the event.

About Mantis Golf
With a blend of old-world craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology, Mantis Golf putters feature the finest workmanship and built-in performance elements to help golfers discover and refine their most effective putting strokes. Retro in its simplicity yet revolutionary in its concept, the Mantis putter, with its patented green finish and face-balanced construction, is designed to minimize the visual attention a golfer gives to the putter and maximize attention to the ball and the line of the putt, thus producing a smoother putting stroke and more consistent results. With a color to match the putting surface, minimal alignment markings and a matte finish to reduce reflection, the Mantis putter, which conforms with USGA rules, does not fight the ball for attention. After all, the putter is part of the show, but the ball is the hero.

Founded in 2012 by Michael Dill and Chris Maher, Mantis Golf Company, which made its d├ębut at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show, was launched with one initial mallet design. A left-handed Mantis mallet model recently was introduced. Expansion plans include additional putter-head designs as well as the possibility of other clubs where the patent-pending green utility may provide the same benefit.

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