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Golf Vacations - - Hotel Paseo - by Terry Ross

PeakVi­sion

Ev­ery­one likes a come­back story. Just as Tiger Woods is do­ing just that on the course—one sun­glass com­pany that has been a sta­ple in the golf world for sev­eral years is do­ing that in the sports eye­wear field.

PeakVi­sion sun­glasses, which owns a patent on one of the more in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies in golf sun­glasses, had landed on hard times when David Feaser of Con­way, South Carolina, pur­chased the as­sets of the com­pany a year ago and re-built the brand to the point where it is big­ger and bet­ter than ever. The com­pany was even named one of the nine best prod­ucts ear­lier this year at the an­nual PGA Mer­chan­dise Show in Or­lando.

Feaser, who has a 30-year ca­reer in the sun­glass in­dus­try, re­made the com­pany in South Carolina and brought his son—Ni­cholas—on board as Na­tional Sales Man­ager, while vet­eran sports broad­caster Ann Liguori has signed on as a brand am­bas­sador.

The patented Dual-Zone lens that has been a fa­vorite of golfers for years, which in­cor­po­rates two dif­fer­ent tech­nolo­gies that fea­ture mul­ti­ple color man­age­ment fil­ters, is at the heart of these sun­glasses de­signed just for golfers. The up­per zone of the lens is darker, man­ages bright sun and glare while elim­i­nat­ing dis­tor­tion and main­tain­ing ac­cu­rate depth per­cep­tion. The lower zone is a high con­trast am­ber tint that en­hances the green con­trast and the abil­ity to read con­tours while putting.

The flag­ship golf sun­glass for PeakVi­sion is the GX5 that has a full wrap-around sports de­sign with ad­justable nose pads and co-in­jected rub­ber tem­ple grip. It is a lightweight, durable style that fits nicely and best of all, is dis­tor­tion free.

As a con­trast to the GX5’s sporty look, PeakVi­sion’s new mod­els, the DG1 and the AV1 of­fer a dif­fer­ent look. They both have the same Dual-Zone lens. The DG1 is a way­farer de­sign and made of the strong, ul­tra­light Ul­tem­at­ter (ti­ta­nium poly­mer), which weighs only 19 grams.

“Our glasses have no dis­tor­tion and we have been very pop­u­lar with both cad­dies and play­ers on the pro­fes­sional tours,” noted Feaser. “Our pro­pri­etary lens ma­te­rial is equiv­a­lent to the op­ti­cal clar­ity of Crown Glass. And un­like po­lar­ized lenses, the im­age is not flat­tened out and you get real depth per­cep­tion.

“Let’s face it,” Feaser con­tin­ued. “Your round is won or lost on the green-- so if you can save one or more strokes off your game, who wouldn’t want to try these sun­glasses? Most golfers take their sun­glasses off or put them on their hats or head while they putt. Your eyes dur­ing that mo­ment are ad­just­ing to more vis­ual in­for­ma­tion, which makes putting even more dif­fi­cult. With our sun­glasses, it pro­vides a con­ti­nu­ity of vis­ual in­for­ma­tion and you don’t have to take the sun­glasses off. In fact, you’ll want to leave them on!”

Feaser noted that Chip Beck, the sec­ond golfer ever to shoot a 59 in a PGA Tour event and now a mem­ber of the Cham­pi­ons Tour, is now an en­dorser and raves about the clar­ity of the lenses while play­ing.

“PeakVi­sion is the only sun­glass that I’ve ever used play­ing golf be­cause they have no dis­tor­tion on the putting green,” said the 4-time PGA Tour win­ner and 3-time Ry­der Cup player. “They are truly the best!”

The com­pany is also pro­duc­ing a line for Jack Nick­laus called the Nick­laus One.

PeakVi­sion of­fers a 30-day, mon­ey­back guar­an­tee if not 100 per­cent sat­is­fied. For more in­for­ma­tion: www.peakvi­sion.com

Puma PWRADAPT Footwear

Many golf in­struc­tors will tell their stu­dents that for max­i­mum swing ef­fi­ciency, play­ers need to feel a con­nec­tion with the ground—and to use that as the ba­sis for a good swing. Of course, this starts with the feet, and feel­ing that con­nec­tion with the turf is vi­tal­ity im­por­tant for this con­cept. The new Ig­nite PWRADAPT col­lec­tion of golf shoes by Puma takes this con­cept to an all-new level with three mod­els that make you feel con­nected to the ground in a way that no other shoe has.

This is a shoe that feels more like a glove than a shoe and fits like one as you slip it on. It is ex­cep­tion­ally soft--but is built rugged and with enough sup­port to with­stand the torque of the golf swing.

The new Ig­nite PWRADAPT col­lec­tion presents three new de­signs (Ig­nite PWRADAPT—lace-up; Ig­nite PWRADAPT—disc tight­en­ing sys­tem and Ig­nite PWRADAPT--leather) to pro­vide golfers with state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy, comfort and sta­bil­ity in three stylish sil­hou­ettes.

Each of the mod­els in the fam­ily uti­lizes PUMA Golf’s pro­pri­etary PWRADAPT sole tech­nol­ogy that in­tro­duces rev­o­lu­tion­ary three­d­i­men­sional trac­tion pods and re­spon­sive cush­ion­ing with Ig­nite Foam, uti­lized in the en­tire length of the mid­sole for the first time in a cleated shoe, for the ideal blend of tech­nol­ogy, style and per­for­mance. PUMA’s Ig­nite Foam is an ul­tra-re­spon­sive cush­ion­ing foam with in­cred­i­ble en­ergy re­turn prop­er­ties for comfort, sup­port and sta­bil­ity, while the PWRADAPT pods pro­vide ground-grab­bing trac­tion and en­hanced comfort from tee-to-green, with ev­ery move a player makes.

The new comfort con­struc­tion mesh bootie re­places a tra­di­tional tongue for im­proved fit, comfort and sup­port, while the PWRFRAME, an ul­tra-thin TPU frame, is strate­gi­cally placed in high stress ar­eas on the shoe’s up­per for lightweight sup­port and en­hanced sta­bil­ity.

“With­out ques­tion, our new Ig­nite PWRADAPT col­lec­tion is the most tech­no­log­i­cally-ad­vanced golf shoes we’ve ever made,” said Grant Knud­son, Global Head of Footwear & Ac­ces­sories, Puma Golf. “Not only will golfers ex­pe­ri­ence un­ri­valed trac­tion and

comfort thanks to our PWRADAPT pods, but the fit, feel and the over­all de­sign of the shoes are truly game-chang­ing. Our goal each sea­son is to pro­vide the per­fect blend of style and per­for­mance –and with our new PWRADAPT cleated footwear we’ve done just that.”

Each of the mod­els in the col­lec­tion uti­lizes pre­mium Ani­line Leather ac­cents for added style, as well as some dis­cov­er­able de­sign el­e­ments in­clud­ing a unique sock liner that fea­tures a map of Carls­bad, high­light­ing Co­bra Puma Golf head­quar­ters, the ex­act lo­ca­tion where the shoe was de­signed.

The Ig­nite PWRADAPT is avail­able in three stylish col­or­ways (Quiet Shade/Quite Shade, Black/White and Pea­coat/White) and come in sizes 7-14. Like the tra­di­tional lace ver­sion, the Ig­nite PWRADAPT Disc uti­lizes the same blend of Foam tech­nolo­gies to de­liver multi-sur­face comfort and en­hanced sta­bil­ity. How­ever,

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