Inside Golf : Inside Golf November 2014
industry news 14 November 2014 | www.insidegolf.com.au McGrory takes rare triple Biion Footwear launching in Australia Melbourne-based SCMC Group International is preparing to launch biion Footwear, an innovative, stylish performance golf shoe line set for Australian release in December. biion was born out of a vision to create a lightweight, slip on, spikeless performance golf shoe composed of ethylene Vinyl Acetate (eVA), and designed to be worn on and off the course. “biion footwear is unlike anything else currently on the golf shoe market,” says Cameron Stewart, founder and owner of SCMC Group International. “because they’re made of ultra-light eVA and feature a rubber outsole, biion shoes mould to your feet, offer remarkable comfort, and create the least amount of resistance during your swing. And all shoes are designed with a casual look that pays homage to the classic wingtip pattern design. In other words, biion Footwear can be worn from course to clubhouse, at work and on the weekend.” biion Footwear is available in Men’s and Women’s and will initially launch 5 sub-lines ( Traditional, Wingtips, Saddles, bright’s and Patterns) – each with their own unique style and colour spectrum. All products feature a dual density midsole for providing optimal shock absorption, as well as a “honeycomb” patterned cleat – deliberately designed to provide maximum strength and grip, and therefore increased stability during your golf swing. biion Footwear has already been described by one magazine as the ‘coolest and most fun of the new shoes’, and Golf Professional Conrad riley has described the shoe as “one of the most weightless precisions golf shoes on the market”. Canadian Pro Mac boucher is the first brand ambassador and winning tournaments wearing biion with more announcements to come. The brand’s full line-up will be showcased at The Australian PGA Championship - rACV royal Pines resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland 11th – 14th December 2014. For more information, or to pre-order a pair of biion Footwear (rrP starting at $149.95), visit the website www.biionfootwear.com.au . retailers interested in stocking biion Footwear can call (03) 9005 7015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org • GolD Coast based professional blake McGrory has claimed a rare triple, claiming the rookie of the Year and Queensland Sunshine Tour order of Merits, while going on to win the Jeep Pro-Am. Trailing overnight leader Marcus Cain by three shots at the start of the day, McGrory was quick to make his move with birdies at the 3rd, 5th and 7th holes, to hold a one shot lead over Cain at the turn. Further birdies at 10 and 11 saw McGrory grow his lead to three and despite a bogey five at the last, McGrory would finish at 12-under- par for a two-shot win. Cain battled hard all day, but could only manage a share of third alongside Mahal Pearce, who also made his first ever hole- in-one at the par 3, fifth hole. Sam eaves started off shaky, though a birdie at the 11th, followed by an eagle at the 12th had eaves finish two shots behind McGrory in outright second. McGrory’s win catapulted him to the Queensland Sunshine Tour order of Merit title and along with his win in the robbie bennetts enterprises rookie of the Year race, McGrory has become the first player to win the double in the 51 year history of the tour. “ This win has done so many things for my career with exemptions and prizemoney, but more importantly it has given me the self belief and confidence that I can compete with the best in the country, and that is something money can’t buy,” McGrory said. The QlD Sunshine Tour forms part of the Choice Hotels PGA Pro-Am Series which comprises of 200 events Australia wide.
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