After a short holiday break, we’re back at it here on NG Nation — it’s a new year, and 2012 is sure to be an exciting one for Nike Golf. 2011 came to a close with Tiger Woods getting his first victory in over two years (749 days and 26 official events to be exact) at the Chevron World Challenge. It looks like he’s finally comfortable with the swing changes he’s been working on, and it looks like he’ll be a factor again in the 2012 PGA Tour season. We’ll get our first look at Tiger in 2012 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in late January, and I personally am looking forward to seeing him in person in February at the Accenture Match Play. The season kicks off this Friday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, where we’ll see Nike Athletes Jhonattan Vegas and Lucas Glover, who were victorious last year at the Humana Challenge and Wells Fargo Championship respectively.
Here on the blog we have some exciting things brewing for 2012:
A New Site Design
We’ll be debuting a new look for NG Nation sometime in the next few weeks (hopefully this week). I’ll keep you posted, and please be patient with us (me) when we launch the new site in case there are any hiccups.
The 2012 Fantasy Four Contest
Fantasy Four is back and better than ever! We’ll start this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, with picks for the first week due by Thursday at midnight PST. I’m still working out the prize structure with Nike Golf, but we’ll have a few more prizes this year, including prizes for monthly winners, prizes for overall first and second half winners, prizes for first, second and third place for the overall season, and a special FedEx Cup prize. We’ll also be doing our Fall Fantasy Four in October and November during the PGA Tour Fall Series.
2012 Nike Golf Product Reviews
Many of you have expressed continued interest in our Product Reviews, even going so far as to request us to review certain particular Nike Golf products. We really appreciate your enthusiasm, and it will be our goal to continue to bring you our take on new Nike Golf products. Nike Golf has many new, exciting products coming to retail in 2012, and we’ll do our best to give you our thoughts and opinions on as many of these new products as possible.
The 2012 NG Nation Summit
There’s been talk over the last few months about organizing a get-together for NGN loyalists, readers and fans of Nike Golf, and I’ll be working over the next few months to make this a reality this year. I have a format in mind, and I’ll be doing a blog post soon to get a temperature take on who of you out there might be interested in attending.
So there are lots of exciting things to come in 2012 for NG Nation and Nike Golf. The NGN staff thanks you our loyal readers for a great 2011, and we look forward to making 2012 even better!