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Top 5 JDM Irons

Normally we hear the term “JDM” (Japanese Domestic Market) discussing the automotive space. True golf gearheads, however, will also know that it also applies to Japanese golf clubs. Japan is the second-largest golf market in the world. As such, Japan is home to many brands we don’t hear much about, but it’s not due to lack of performance. In Japan, the first place golfers look for new equipment is GOLF Partner. GOLF Partner is not only the largest golf retail chain in Japan, but is the largest i...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Uncategorized, US, Sport, Golf, Yamaha, BRIDGESTONE, UD, NexGen, Mizuno, Japanese Designs, NS Pro Zelos, Mizuno EURUS, Bridgestone Golfers, GOLFPartner USA


NHL Awards Tonight - The Big Reveal

NEW YORK  – The National Hockey League announced today that it will reveal the winners of its five remaining regular-season trophies during “2021 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone,” a 30-minute show that will air at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 29, on NBCSN in the U.S. as well as Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada. Co-hosted by NBC Sports’ Kenny Albert and Sportsnet’s Kyle Bukauskas with the help of current and former NHL stars, the program will announce the winners of the 2020-21 Calder ...
Tags: Sport, NHL, National Hockey League, Nbc Sports, BRIDGESTONE, Sportsnet, NBCSN, Kenny Albert, NHL Awards, Kyle Bukauskas, TVA Sports in Canada Co, Kirill Kaprizov Alex Nedeljkovic, Hedman Cale Makar Ted Lindsay, Auston Matthews Connor McDavid Vezina Trophy


Srixon Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE: New Colors For Summer

Srixon Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE – Key Takeaways Srixon’s Q-START TOUR DIVIDE is now available in two new color options Yellow/Blue is available starting today; Yellow/Orange will be available July 30th $32.99/dozen Are you the type of golfer who likes a splash of color in his game? If so, the new additions to the multi-color Srixon Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE golf ball line might be right up your alley. We’re talking Technicolor, Kodachrome and Crayola 64 all rolled into one. If, however, you’re a tradition...
Tags: Japan, Indonesia, La, Sport, Golf, Crayola, Red Sox, BRIDGESTONE, Welp, Golf Balls, Srixon, Yellow Blue, Sumitomo Rubber Industries the SRI, New Golf Releases: New Golf Clubs & More, Q-Star Tour DIVIDE, Technicolor Kodachrome


Half Hour NHL Awards Show Is Tuesday, June 29th

NEW YORK (June 25, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that it will reveal the winners of its five remaining regular-season trophies during “2021 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone,” a 30-minute show that will air at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 29, on NBCSN in the U.S. as well as Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.  Co-hosted by NBC Sports’ Kenny Albert and Sportsnet’s Kyle Bukauskas with the help of current and former NHL stars, the program will announce the winners of the...
Tags: New York, Sport, NHL, National Hockey League, Nbc Sports, BRIDGESTONE, Sportsnet, NBCSN, Ted Lindsay, Kenny Albert, Kyle Bukauskas, TVA Sports in Canada Co


BMW i Ventures invests in autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics

BMW’s Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm is investing in Kodiak Robotics, a company that develops autonomous trucking technology.  Kodiak will use the funds to build out a safety case for its self-driving tech stack so it can more quickly commercialize. It will also work on hiring fresh talent and expanding its truck fleet, with a stated goal of at least doubling the number of vehicles it operates each year. The startup currently has 10 trucks in rotation between its commercial route in...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Bmw, Houston, Self-driving Trucks, Autonomous Driving, Kodiak, BRIDGESTONE, Mountain View California, Uber Lyft


The Station: Waymo nabs more capital, Cruise taps a $5B credit line and hints about Argo’s future

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. A few Extra Crunch items highlight before we jump into things. This week, we published an interview with Refraction AI co-founder and CTO Matthew Johnson-Roberson as part of an ongo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, China, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Cruise


Self-driving trucks startup Kodiak Robotics snags investment, partnership from Bridgestone

Tire-making giant Bridgestone has taken a minority stake in Kodiak Robotics, the Silicon Valley-based startup developing autonomous trucks, as part of a broader partnership to test and develop smart tire technology. While the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Kodiak Robotics co-founder and CEO Don Burnette told TechCrunch that this is a direct financial investment. Bridgestone CTO Nizar Trigui has also joined the Kodiak board as an observer. The deal involves more than capital. The two compan...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Tech, Automotive, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Autonomous Vehicles, Houston, Self-driving Trucks, Kodiak, BRIDGESTONE, Mountain View California, Burnette, Don Burnette, Kodiak Robotics, Bridgestone CTO Nizar Trigui


NHL Short Notes

THREE HARD LAPS * We are one day away from the start of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals, with the Islanders set to visit the Lightning in Game 1 on Sunday at AMALIE Arena. Game 1 of the series between the Canadiens and Golden Knights will take place on Monday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. * The Lightning, Islanders, Golden Knights and Canadiens all defeated higher seeds in the Second Round, marking the first time since 1992 that the round before the Stanley Cup Final has featured four t...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Sport, Las Vegas, NHL, Canadiens, Islanders, Joel Quenneville, BRIDGESTONE, Jack Adams, T Mobile Arena, Evason, Lightning Islanders Golden Knights


NHL Award Winners Will Be Announced Starting On Monday

NEW YORK (June 11, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that it will reveal winners of 2021 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone throughout the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals and Stanley Cup Final. Beginning this Monday, June 14, NBC Sports, Sportsnet and TVA Sports will announce winners during their pregame or in-game windows for the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals. Those announcements will be followed by media availabilities with each winner during the first intermission of the respe...
Tags: New York, Sport, NHL, National Hockey League, BRIDGESTONE, TVA Sports, NBC Sports Sportsnet


Your Jack Adams Award Finalists

NEW YORK (June 11, 2021) – Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes, Dean Evason of the Minnesota Wild and Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers are the three finalists for the 2020‑21 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association submitted ballots for the Jack Adams Award after the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-ge...
Tags: New York, Sport, National Hockey League, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Joel Quenneville, BRIDGESTONE, Jack Adams, Rod Brind Amour, NHL Broadcasters Association, Carolina Hurricanes Dean Evason


Your Hart Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (June 10, 2021) – Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid are the three finalists for the 2020-21 Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Hart Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getter...
Tags: New York, Sport, National Hockey League, Edmonton Oilers, Auston Matthews, Colorado Avalanche, BRIDGESTONE, Connor McDavid, Hart Trophy, Professional Hockey Writers Association, Hart Memorial Trophy, Nathan MacKinnon Toronto Maple Leafs


Your James Norris Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (June 9, 2021) – Adam Fox of the New York Rangers, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2020-21 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Norris Trophy at the conclusion of the r...
Tags: New York, Sport, National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, BRIDGESTONE, Norris Trophy, Victor Hedman, James Norris Memorial Trophy, Professional Hockey Writers Association, Adam Fox, Cale Makar, James Norris Memorial Trophy Finalists


Your Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (June 8, 2021) – Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, Philadelphia Flyers left wing Oskar Lindblom and San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau are the three finalists for the 2020‑21 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey,” the National Hockey League announced today. The local chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) submitted nominations for the ...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Sport, San Jose Sharks, National Hockey League, Philadelphia Flyers, BRIDGESTONE, Patrick Marleau, Oskar Lindblom, Matt Dumba, Masterton Trophy, Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Professional Hockey Writers Association PHWA


Maxfli Tour and Tour X Golf Balls

DICK’S Sporting Goods has launched new versions of the Maxfli Tour and Maxfli Tour X golf balls. The urethane-covered balls are designed to compete with the top “Tour-level” offerings on the market. Retail price is $34.99. Maxfli Tour and Tour X are the second generation of Maxfli’s surprisingly good “Tour-level” balls. I say “surprisingly” because at the start of our 2019 ball test, we had low expectations for the DICK’S house brand. However, during testing, the Maxfli offerings flew longe...
Tags: Sport, Taiwan, Golf, Ball, Wilson, BRIDGESTONE, Taylormade, Dick s Sporting Goods, Snell, Titleist TaylorMade, MaxFli, Maxfli Tour, New Golf Releases: New Golf Clubs & More, Maxfli Foremost, Maxlfi, Sporting Goods Maxfli Tour


2021 Golf Ball Survey Results

A few weeks ago, we asked you to take our annual golf ball survey. We asked you about your preferences, buying habits and how likely you are to recommend brands to your friends. Your feedback helps us better understand your perceptions as well as trends in the market. More than 10,00 (10,680) of you completed our survey. Here are some of the more interesting results. What Are Your Golf Buying Habits? We know from the survey that the majority of our readers play between 26 and 55 rounds of go...
Tags: Amazon, Walmart, Sport, Golf, Golf News, Ball, Nps, Wayne, Callaway, BRIDGESTONE, Taylormade, Snell, Srixon, Costco Kirkland, OnCore


Your Frank J. Selke Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (June 6, 2021) – Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone are the three finalists for the 2020‑21 Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Selke Trophy after the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three...
Tags: New York, Sport, National Hockey League, Florida Panthers, Patrice Bergeron, BRIDGESTONE, Frank J Selke Trophy, Mark Stone, Professional Hockey Writers Association, Aleksander Barkov Boston Bruins


Your Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (June 5, 2021) – Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin and Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon are the three finalists for the 2020-21 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ball...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Sport, National Hockey League, Toronto Maple Leafs, BRIDGESTONE, Jaccob Slavin, Jared Spurgeon, Professional Hockey Writers Association, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, Auston Matthews Carolina Hurricanes


Your Calder Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (June 3, 2021) – Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic and Dallas Stars left wing Jason Robertson are the three finalists for the 2020‑21 Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Calder Trophy after the conclusion of the regular season, ...
Tags: New York, Sport, National Hockey League, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, BRIDGESTONE, Calder Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, Alex Nedeljkovic, Professional Hockey Writers Association, Jason Robertson, Kirill Kaprizov Carolina Hurricanes


Your Vezina Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (June 1, 2021) – Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights, Philipp Grubauer of the Colorado Avalanche and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2020-21 Vezina Trophy, awarded “to the goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position,” the National Hockey League announced today. NHL general managers submitted ballots for the Vezina Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The...
Tags: New York, Sport, NHL, National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, BRIDGESTONE, Marc Andre Fleury, Philipp Grubauer, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Vezina Trophy


Ball Lab: Bridgestone e12 Contact Review

MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of the golf balls on the market to help you find the best ball for your money. Today, we’re taking a look at the 2021 Bridgestone e12 Contact.  About the Bridgestone e12 Contact The Bridgestone e12 Contact replaces both the prior-gen e12 Soft and e12 Speed. The e12 Contact is instantly recognizable by its Contact Force Dimple pattern which puts 38 percent more surface area in contact with the clubface. Bridgestone says that ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Ball, BRIDGESTONE, USGA, Golf Balls, MyGolfSpy Labs, MyGolfSpy Ball Lab


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Big Tech recovers after a rough day Wednesday on Wall Street. Matteo Colombo/Getty Images Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Sign up for Insider Investing for your weekly markets analysis.Here's what you need to know before markets open.1. Global stocks ease after Chinese data paints a mixed picture of recovery and inflation concerns weigh heavily. US futures were down slightly as price rises continued to concern inve...
Tags: Elon Musk, Global, US, Dallas Mavericks, Trends, Tesla, Ubs, Recruit Holdings, Musk, Shark Tank, Fed, BRIDGESTONE, Michael Burry, Wharton, Burry, Scott Melker


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 [Model Overview]

The Big V-Strom: Suzuki’s V-Strom 1050 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is one of the most versatile models in the 2021 Suzuki line-up. In the US, it’s the same model as the one from 2020. However, across the border in Canada, it’s a 2021 model. Now, if you’re looking for an adventure-focused Japanese motorcycle that can take you across rough terrain or across the city in equal measure, then the V-Strom 1050 is for you. It has a...
Tags: Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, BRIDGESTONE, US Canada, Suzuki, ECM, Nissin, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Enkei, Strom


Penfold Golf: History’s Great “What If?”

Chances are “Penfold Golf” doesn’t mean much to you. There is, however, compelling evidence to suggest it might be golf history’s great “what if?”. Today, Penfold is a fledgling lifestyle brand using nostalgia as its hook. But there was a time when Penfold was poised to be a golf ball powerhouse on both sides of the Atlantic. Based on what we’ve learned through some research, there’s a better-than-even chance Penfold could have become what Titleist is today. That is to say, the No. 1 ball in gol...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, India, America, Nike, Sport, Mit, Canada, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Ireland, Liverpool, Pga, Nick Faldo, Golf


Review: Felt VR Advanced endurance road bike goes the distance

Editor’s Note: This is a guest review from one of our support crew, guided and edited by Bikerumor’s team. Grady is a long-time cyclist with a killer collection of steel bikes, including a pristine Bridgestone that’s drool-worthy. He rides with us frequently and helps with photo shoots when he’s not teaching high school full time. If […] The post Review: Felt VR Advanced endurance road bike goes the distance appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, BRIDGESTONE, Grady, Road Bike, Bikerumor


Top 5 JDM Drivers

Normally we hear the term “JDM” (Japanese Domestic Market) discussing the automotive space. True golf gearheads, however, will also know that it also applies to Japanese golf clubs. Japan is the second largest golf market in the world. As such, they have many brands we don’t hear much about, but produce great golf clubs. In Japan, the first place golfers look for new equipment is GOLF Partner. GOLF Partner is not only the largest golf retail chain in Japan, but is the largest in the world. Throu...
Tags: Japan, US, Sport, Golf, North America, BRIDGESTONE, Bryson DeChambeau, NexGen, Maruman, Golf Buyer's Guides, JGR Bridgestone


Results: Golf Equipment Brand Perception (One Word) Survey

A few months ago, we posted the 2020 edition of our One Word Survey. This is now the third time we’ve played our favorite word association game. If you don’t recall or are just stumbling onto this for the first time, the idea is for you to choose the golf equipment brand you most associate with each of the words we presented. Figuring some of you might have other brands in mind or that a given adjective wasn’t applicable to any brand, we also gave you a none of the above option. For the sake of ...
Tags: Jailbreak, Sport, Golf, Wilson, Callaway, BRIDGESTONE, Bryson, MIM, Taylormade, Ping, Mizuno, Anna Nordqvist, Srixon, PXG, Srixon Cleveland, Austin Ernst


2022 Suzuki Hayabusa [Model Overview]

The Hayabusa Returns: The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Hayabusa is back! Though it’s badged up as a 2022 model, it’s very much a part of the 2021 Suzuki line-up. Over the years, the Hayabusa has become one of the most recognizable Suzuki motorcycles ever made, featuring advanced aerodynamics and a giant, powerful engine. It’s back for 2022, with a whole host of new upgrades. For 2022, the newly updated Hayabusa draws power ...
Tags: Sport, EFI, Motorcycles, Bosch, Dlc, Control, Abs, BRIDGESTONE, Scas, KYB, Cruise Control, Suzuki, ECM, Hayabusa, Busa, DENSO


Inesis Golf and The Concept of “Fair” Pricing

Key Takeaways Inesis—the golf brand of sporting goods giant Decathlon—wants to define “fair” pricing for the golfer. The company says its Tour 900 urethane golf ball costs the same to produce as the ProV1, TP5 and others. At $29.99 per dozen, the price difference comes from streamlined production and eliminating “useless” costs. Inesis Golf isn’t the first company to offer the concept of “fair” pricing and it won’t be the last. But it is one of the few companies in golf that will tell you exa...
Tags: California, Walmart, Sport, Golf, BRIDGESTONE, Taylormade, AVX, Snell, Golf Balls, Decathlon, News & Opinion, Inesis, TaylorMade SIM, Inesis Golf, France Decathlon, Decathlon USA LLC


NASA's Nearly Indestructible Airless Titanium Tires Might Soon Be Available for Your Bike

When you’re exploring another planet, the last thing you want to have to deal with is tire damage when AAA is millions of miles away. It’s a concern that prompted NASA to develop an airless titanium tire that’s flexible like rubber, but nearly indestructible. As has been the case with many of NASA’s inventions over…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nasa, Chemistry, Bicycle, Tires, AAA, Science and Technology, BRIDGESTONE, Tire, Nitinol, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Flat Tire, Airless Tire, Bicycle Tire, Hospitality Recreation


Tire Company Bridgestone Offers Employees $100 to Vaccinate

Bridgestone is joining a group of large companies offering to pay employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Tags: BRIDGESTONE, COVID