Golf Research In Play Announces Golf Club Trade-In Program - Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Give2TheTroops 'Tee Off For The Troops' Campaign

28 Aug, 2007, 01:00 ET from Golf Research In Play

    GRAFTON, Mass., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Research In Play
 (G.R.I.P.), a golf equipment manufacturer and an online-focused retailer
 dedicated to developing and offering the finest quality golf clubs, today
 announced its new golf club trade-in program. The program has been
 developed to complement the company's thriving online golf club business
 and support the Give2TheTroops(R) (G2TTs) "Tee Off For The Troops(TM)"
 Campaign.
     Available through www.gogrip.com, G.R.I.P.'s current and prospective
 customers can send their gently used clubs to G.R.I.P. in exchange for a
 credit towards new G.R.I.P. clubs. The company will donate a portion of the
 clubs received through its trade-in program to G2TTs, who will in turn ship
 the used equipment to deployed U.S. troops who have requested clubs for
 recreational purposes.
     "We have received a lot of requests from our customers for a trade-in
 program. I am very excited that we can not only offer this new service to
 our customer base, but also provide some much needed recreation and
 enjoyment to our troops who risk their lives every day to protect us," said
 Robert Blumberg, president, Golf Research In Play.
     Unique Features of G.R.I.P.'s Trade-In Program
     Unlike other golf club trade-in programs, G.R.I.P. offers its customers
 credit for any clubs sent in, provided that the clubs do not have bent
 shafts, rusting heads, dents, excessive paint chipping, large pop-up marks,
 significant dings, missing decals, and loose ferrules. In addition, the
 clubs' length must not exceed +/-1.5" and the lie angle must not exceed
 +/-3 degrees. Other trade-in programs only give credit in exchange for golf
 clubs that still have a significant value on the secondary market.
     G.R.I.P. Trade-In Submission Process:
     G.R.I.P. customers should send their gently used clubs to:
 
     Golf Research In Play
     Attn: Trade-Ins
     333 Southwest Cutoff/Route 20
     Northborough, Mass. 01532
     508-631-1800
     www.gogrip.com
     With the used club shipment, customers are requested to submit the
 G.R.I.P. trade-in form, which can be found on the G.R.I.P. Web site at
 http://www.gogrip.com/p-45-tradein.aspx. Upon receipt of the clubs,
 G.R.I.P. will issue the customer a credit in approximately 3-4 business
 days based on the make, model, year and condition of the clubs. The
 trade-in credit will be in the form of a coupon code that the customer
 receives via email, which can be used toward a www.gogrip.com purchase.
     "We are absolutely thrilled that G.R.I.P. is helping us to provide this
 recreation to our troops deployed overseas. If you could imagine living in
 the desert, with no television or other leisure activities and amusements
 that we take for granted, then you could truly appreciate how much
 enjoyment our troops get from hitting golf balls during their recreation
 time," said Barbara Whitehead, NC branch director, Give2TheTroops, Inc.
     "Tee Off For The Troops" Campaign
     The "Tee Off For The Troops" Campaign was launched in 2004, when a few
 sailors wanted clubs to tee off their ships. Soon other troops began asking
 G2TTs if the organization could get them golf equipment, turf, tees, balls
 and clubs. It was successful in its mission. Since its inception, it has
 shipped hundreds of golf sets to deployed U.S. troops.
     About Give2TheTroops
     Give2TheTroops is a 501(c) 3, tax-exempt, non-profit organization that
 sends care packages and letters to deployed and wounded U.S. military
 troops in combat zones. It is a non-political organization and supports all
 branches of the service. Founded in December 2002 by a U.S. Marine wife,
 the organization has grown to nine branches in nine states. Since 2002,
 G2TTs has sent more than 28,000 large boxes (averaging 65 lbs. each) to
 more than half a million American military troops deployed in Iraq,
 Afghanistan, and other combat zones. For more information, visit
 www.give2thetroops.org or call 1- 252-321-8227.
     About G.R.I.P.
     A revolution in golf equipment has been started by Golf Research In
 Play. Launched in April 2006, G.R.I.P. is a golf equipment manufacturer and
 an online retailer dedicated to developing and offering the finest quality
 golf clubs - golf clubs that make the game easier to play, more fun, and
 highly affordable for the recreational golfer. Delivering the best in high-
 performance golf technology, G.R.I.P. offers a 30-day satisfaction
 guarantee and a one-year warranty against manufacturers defects for all of
 its golf clubs. For more information and to order products, visit
 www.gogrip.com or call 1-800-881-5774.
 
 

SOURCE Golf Research In Play
    GRAFTON, Mass., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Research In Play
 (G.R.I.P.), a golf equipment manufacturer and an online-focused retailer
 dedicated to developing and offering the finest quality golf clubs, today
 announced its new golf club trade-in program. The program has been
 developed to complement the company's thriving online golf club business
 and support the Give2TheTroops(R) (G2TTs) "Tee Off For The Troops(TM)"
 Campaign.
     Available through www.gogrip.com, G.R.I.P.'s current and prospective
 customers can send their gently used clubs to G.R.I.P. in exchange for a
 credit towards new G.R.I.P. clubs. The company will donate a portion of the
 clubs received through its trade-in program to G2TTs, who will in turn ship
 the used equipment to deployed U.S. troops who have requested clubs for
 recreational purposes.
     "We have received a lot of requests from our customers for a trade-in
 program. I am very excited that we can not only offer this new service to
 our customer base, but also provide some much needed recreation and
 enjoyment to our troops who risk their lives every day to protect us," said
 Robert Blumberg, president, Golf Research In Play.
     Unique Features of G.R.I.P.'s Trade-In Program
     Unlike other golf club trade-in programs, G.R.I.P. offers its customers
 credit for any clubs sent in, provided that the clubs do not have bent
 shafts, rusting heads, dents, excessive paint chipping, large pop-up marks,
 significant dings, missing decals, and loose ferrules. In addition, the
 clubs' length must not exceed +/-1.5" and the lie angle must not exceed
 +/-3 degrees. Other trade-in programs only give credit in exchange for golf
 clubs that still have a significant value on the secondary market.
     G.R.I.P. Trade-In Submission Process:
     G.R.I.P. customers should send their gently used clubs to:
 
     Golf Research In Play
     Attn: Trade-Ins
     333 Southwest Cutoff/Route 20
     Northborough, Mass. 01532
     508-631-1800
     www.gogrip.com
     With the used club shipment, customers are requested to submit the
 G.R.I.P. trade-in form, which can be found on the G.R.I.P. Web site at
 http://www.gogrip.com/p-45-tradein.aspx. Upon receipt of the clubs,
 G.R.I.P. will issue the customer a credit in approximately 3-4 business
 days based on the make, model, year and condition of the clubs. The
 trade-in credit will be in the form of a coupon code that the customer
 receives via email, which can be used toward a www.gogrip.com purchase.
     "We are absolutely thrilled that G.R.I.P. is helping us to provide this
 recreation to our troops deployed overseas. If you could imagine living in
 the desert, with no television or other leisure activities and amusements
 that we take for granted, then you could truly appreciate how much
 enjoyment our troops get from hitting golf balls during their recreation
 time," said Barbara Whitehead, NC branch director, Give2TheTroops, Inc.
     "Tee Off For The Troops" Campaign
     The "Tee Off For The Troops" Campaign was launched in 2004, when a few
 sailors wanted clubs to tee off their ships. Soon other troops began asking
 G2TTs if the organization could get them golf equipment, turf, tees, balls
 and clubs. It was successful in its mission. Since its inception, it has
 shipped hundreds of golf sets to deployed U.S. troops.
     About Give2TheTroops
     Give2TheTroops is a 501(c) 3, tax-exempt, non-profit organization that
 sends care packages and letters to deployed and wounded U.S. military
 troops in combat zones. It is a non-political organization and supports all
 branches of the service. Founded in December 2002 by a U.S. Marine wife,
 the organization has grown to nine branches in nine states. Since 2002,
 G2TTs has sent more than 28,000 large boxes (averaging 65 lbs. each) to
 more than half a million American military troops deployed in Iraq,
 Afghanistan, and other combat zones. For more information, visit
 www.give2thetroops.org or call 1- 252-321-8227.
     About G.R.I.P.
     A revolution in golf equipment has been started by Golf Research In
 Play. Launched in April 2006, G.R.I.P. is a golf equipment manufacturer and
 an online retailer dedicated to developing and offering the finest quality
 golf clubs - golf clubs that make the game easier to play, more fun, and
 highly affordable for the recreational golfer. Delivering the best in high-
 performance golf technology, G.R.I.P. offers a 30-day satisfaction
 guarantee and a one-year warranty against manufacturers defects for all of
 its golf clubs. For more information and to order products, visit
 www.gogrip.com or call 1-800-881-5774.
 
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