Ping Debuts 2005 Line of Golf Bags

Ping’s 2005 line of golf bags was unveiled recently, with the highlights including two new versions of the company’s flagship bag, the Hoofer.

In total, four new bags are included in the 2005 Ping lineup: the Hoofer Extreme and Hoofer Lite rolex watches (as their name implies, carry bags), plus the Trailblazer and Ping Retro cart bags.

The Hoofer Extreme weighs in a just more than 4 and a half pounds and features a patent pending, standing retractable strap that is adjustable while walking.

“Because the primary strap stands upright, the golfer doesn have to bend down or fumble with the straps to get the bag on his or her shoulders,” said John A. Solheim, Ping’s chairman and CEO. “At that point, the golfer can use the adjustable, secondary strap to make the bag feel snug and comfortable.”

The Hoofer Extreme also features an 8 inch by 9.5 inch, patented eight way top; a full length divider; and five pockets including an insulated water bottle pocket. The Hoofer Extreme is designed to offer the most complete storage and functionality by also offering zipper access to the bag interior through the apparel pocket, a patented bag stand, a trunk handle and a towel clip. This golf bag comes with a rain hood and is constructed with a water repellent polypropylene material. The Hoofer Extreme comes in five stock colors and three limited edition colors, and has a suggested retail price of $165.

The Hoofer Lite checks in at only 4 pounds and sports a new, patented 8 inch by 9 inch top to make club removal and replacement easier, while also providing a spacer mesh padding for shaft protection. The bag also features an eight way top, full length dividers, four pockets, a trunk handle, a rain hood and a new towel clip. Fo rolex watches r added comfort, the Hoofer Lite has a padded hip pad and a lightweight strap that may be configured for use as a single or dual strap. The Hoofer Lite comes in five stock colors and four limited edition colors, and has a suggested retail price of $100.

The Trailblazer cart bag provides an eight way, 9 inch by 9.5 inch club divider with “stadium seating” so golfers can easily sort and access their clubs. The Trailblazer also features a hook and loop glove holder, 11 pockets, two front handles and an integrated trunk handle. Standard features, such as an umbrella sleeve, rain hood, towel clip and full length dividers, are also included. The Trailblazer comes in four stock colors and three limited colors, and the suggested retail price is $150.

The Ping Retro bag features a a traditional shape and tube construction to provide sturdiness on and off the golf cart. The lightweight nylon Ping Retro weighs approximately 6 pounds and features eight pockets, full length dividers and a patented, seven way, 7.5 inch by 9 inch top with spacer mesh. In addition to a trunk handle, towel clip and rain hood, rolex watches a hidden umbrella sleeve keeps the umbrella concealed and prevents interference when retrieving clubs. The Ping Retro also offers an insulated beverage pocket with enough room for two full size water bottles. This pull/push cart compatible bag comes in four stock colors and three limited edition colors. Suggested retail price of the Ping Retro is $100.

The Hoofer Lite, Trailblazer and Ping Retro in stan rolex watches dard colors began shipping Oct. 1; limited edition colors of these bags will begin shipping Nov. 1, along with the Hoofer Extreme. All of the bags are available for embroidery customization, and the Hoofer Extreme is available for screen printing as well. Embroidered Ping logos are standard.

Pineville schedule cleanups

The annual event, part of the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, runs through May 31.”It’s taking ownership of where you live,” said Jake Wilson, senior environmental specialist for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Land Use and Environmental Services Agency. Volunteers will meet at Stumptown Park on East Trade Street, where they will be assigned to a cleanup area. “That’s why I do it. It’s especially important given the county’s recent budget woes.”We need the community to get involved and act quickly,” said Wilson. “You can adopt a highway (or) a city street in Charlotte. You can take ownership of where you live. . Get motivated. Get the neighbors together. When a street or neighborho rolex watches od is cleaned by volunteers, most of the collected litter is recycled. Pineville is now at a 44 percent pickup rate for curbside rec rolex watches ycling.”It’s our community that we are trying to preserve,” said Rose. “Volunteering is a way for us to stay clean and green, to improve our future.”

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Pinellas kids’ ‘game of real life’ grows into way to help needy

Two years ago, four children were presented with a shopping cart of flat cardboard and told to make a home. Confused, the kids built a cramped and sagging windowless shack. Their teacher and godmother, Joyce McCain, berated them.

“I said, ‘Out of here! You’re wasting my time! This looks horrible!’ ” she said, a smirk creeping across her face. “That was challenge No. 1.”

The children called it “the game of real life.” But the game wasn’t over. They split a lunch of three slices of bread, an apple and a banana. Then they were given $30 and told to fill a duffel bag with toiletries and underwear. They ended the game Thanksgiving night at the homeless complex called Pinellas Hope.

They cooked food and carried trays. They learned to mop. And they gave out their bags.

“One lady, I can’t forget her face. She was, like, so grateful. She was crying,” said Clare Guthrie, 13. “It was just really nice to feel that way.”

The game became a giveaway. Then a baby shower. Then a book drive. What began as four duped and hungry kids grossed out by mop water rolex watches spread across dozens of students at Clearwater’s Gua rolex watches rdian Angels Catholic School, all of whom said they wanted to help.

But it wasn’t easy. Some mentioned boredom; others, fear. All those rough looking people, unwashed in tattered jeans, were far from their streets and subdivisions.

“They don’t have a home. They don’t have a wallet,” said Joshua Uscategui, 7, who warmed to the idea when he got to announce dinner time over a megaphone. “They don’t have anything except for tents.”

About 70 of the school’s children and families now dish out spaghetti, salad and bread monthly. Between servings, they raise money by selling pencils, and gather books for a planned tent city library.

“It was kind of like a news flash for us when we saw what life could be like,” said Ashley Mauch, 12. “No matter how many times we go to see them, I don’t think we rolex watches could ever really know what it’s like. ”

The students say the game of real life has taught them something special. “No matter how strong you are, everybody needs a little push,” Guthrie said. “If you work rolex watches hard, they’ll work hard, too.”