The “Butterfly Effect”. ” When one minor change can cause an effect to an entire system. The design philosophy of Piza Chamblee Golf Design.
-The new Pizá Chamblee Golf Design features four distinct six-hole golf loops-
SAN DIEGO, CA. – June 29, 2021 – Pizá Chamblee Golf Design, a recently formed partnership between award-winning architect Agustin (Augie) Pizá and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, proudly introduces a completely original and imaginative golf course concept, referred to as the “Butterfly Effect.”
“The ‘Butterfly Effect’ refers to the innovative layout but also to the Chaos Theory where one small change in a system can result in a large difference. This thought process and concept could change golf course designs, create a movement, and ultimately grow the game. A golf courses like this asks the average golfer to have fun and think and the low handicap golfer to think and have fun. We are elated that the ‘Butterfly Effect’ concept is in development,” said Pizá.
The “Butterfly Effect” concept and golf course is in development and located in the rustic hillsides of Mexico, in Cuatro Cienegas, within a master-planned community and resort. The layout resembles the wings of a butterfly from above with four diverse quadrangles. Within these sections are six-hole golf loops creatively positioned within the rural landscape and surround an inventive multi-purpose short course. One of the specific loops will host a professional women’s golf tournament.
“Augie’s concept is ingenious. The four-six-hole loops were designed to meet the ever-changing demands on time and to create a golf experience for different skill levels. A new or beginning golfer as well as an avid golfer will enjoy the layout. Six holes is the new nine and 12 holes is the new 18. I am thrilled he invited me to participate on this special project,” said Chamblee.
The Pizá Chamblee signature project features loops or circuits designed to provide an incredibly unique and different golfing experience and can be played in seven different combinations, up to 24-holes. Play as many holes as time permits. The circuits in the conceptual stage are named after colours — green, red, blue, and purple and will be named as the project progresses.
About Pizá Golf Founder – Arch. Agustin Pizá, MSc:
Award-winning architect Agustin has earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITESM and a Master’s Degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is a proud member of both the European Institute and the American Society of Golf Course Architects. For 22 years, Pizá has worked with legends of the game and world-class golf developments. His designs are known for delivering quality, aesthetic, and strategic golf courses. Pizá Golf has been recognized with many international accolades and has garnered a reputation for “Re-defining Golf Facilities” with their concepts – Wellness Golf and Lounge Golf. Agustin Pizá was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 creative minds from Mexico and Golf Inc. Magazine included him in their Power 2020 issue as an up-and-coming superstar.
Pizá and the company have worked and have been involved in more than 60 projects on three continents.
About Brandel Chamblee
:Brandel Chamblee joined Golf Channel in 2004, and currently serves as a studio analyst for Golf Central, as well as an analyst for the network’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. Chamblee also is an occasional analyst for Golf Channel’s PGA Tour tournament coverage. Chamblee has earned a reputation for being one of the most intellectual and well-researched personalities on Golf Channel and is known for his outspoken opinions on the game’s biggest stars.
A PGA Tour winner, Chamblee enjoyed a 15-year professional playing career that included more than $4 million in earnings. His career highlights include victories at the 1998 Greater Vancouver Open on the PGA Tour and the 1990 Ben Hogan New England Classic on the Web.com Tour. He also shared the first-round lead at the Masters in 1999 and finished within the top-100 on the PGA Tour money list for seven consecutive years.
A three-time All-American at the University of Texas, Chamblee graduated in 1986 with a BS in Communications. A father of three, Chamblee lives in Scottsdale, Ariz.
For more information on Pizá Golf, please visit the company website: www.pizagolf.com
Have you ever been in the market to buy or rent a house and you walk in falling in love with it? Those beautiful bay windows overlooking a scenic vista, the premium hardwood floors, the tasteful decor, it’s a place that you can picture yourself living in very happily. That is until you move in and within a few weeks you realize that there is a lot wrong beyond the surface. The paint and wallpaper effect.
In some cases, I’ve experienced this sort of phenomenon while testing out golf equipment over the last number of years. It makes no difference whether it’s drivers, fairway metals, or irons. Sure a new piece of equipment may look different physically, but, when it comes to performance, there’s no difference.
With the launch of the Exotics C721 range from Tour Edge Golf came technical points that made this driver very appealing and a driver that really piqued my curiosity simply because Tour Edge Golf has really been raising the bar every year.
Would the new Exotics C721 driver be that much better than 2020’s Teezy Award winning Exotics EXS 220? Would we see legit, bona fide improvements or would this years product appear to be nothing more than paint and wallpaper?
***Editor’s Note: The Exotics C721 product range should not be confused with Tour Edge Golf’s Hot Launch C721 range of productsthat was launched in the late fall of 2020.
Over the last three calendar years the Batavia, Illinois golf equipment manufacturer has been on quite the roll. Even though the company’s founder David Glod and his team have been producing great and somewhat “under the radar” products since 1986, in my opinion, the last three years have been a whirlwind for them. With sales records being set and a plethora of players seen playing their products.
In 2019, Tour Edge Golf proved with their Exotics EXS range that you could offer a premium product utilizing significant R&D, premium components without placing a premium price tag on said products. Come 2020, the brand improved from the prior year. The Exotics EXS 220 was very successful (it won a lot of Teezy Awards throughout it’s product range) and there was a very noticeable difference in terms of the acoustics thanks to their Sound Diffusion Bar (S.D. Bar) a technology used in the world of concert halls, recording studios, and theaters to make the sound more rich. But it didn’t stop there. Later on in the season they also released the EXS Pro range and while I didn’t swing the driver, fairway metals, or irons I did test and review the EXS Pro hybrid and it blew my socks off. When the 2020 Masters Tournament was played in the fall of 2020, legendary German golfer Bernhard Langer quietly had the EXS Pro hybrid in his bag during his T-29 finish.
The Exotics range from Tour Edge Golf has garnered places in the bags of PGA TOUR Champions players like Scott McCarron, Duffy Waldorf, Tim Petrovic, Tom Lehman, and as the calendar flipped to 2021 Bernhard Langer signed with Tour Edge Golf. A signing that bode well for Tour Edge. If Langer signed on to play the Exotics C721 range than they almost HAD to be good. It’s also important to note that John Daly even though he hasn’t signed with Tour Edge is playing the Exotics C721 driver, EXS Pro fairway wood, and the Exotics C721 irons. The first time out with this set-up he nearly won back in late-April/May.
When you’re on a roll like Tour Edge Golf, it can be both a blessing and a curse. The pressure is on to produce better products while also repeatedly coming up with game-changing innovation that can clearly make a difference. In saying this, let’s have a look at some of the technical talking points of the new Exotics C721 driver.
RidgeBack Technology – The team at Tour Edge developed a titanium spine that runs from the centre of the face through the crown, wraps around the head, and connects to the soleplate. The structure then acts as a brace which produces more power on centre strikes. This is created as the heel and toe areas of the face have the ability to flex more. RidgeBack Technology also yields a crisper feel.
Dual Carbon Wings – Noticeably different from the prior generations, Tour Edge R&D replaced some of the titanium on the crown with “Carbon Wings” which wrap around to the sole. Because of this change, engineers were able to save weight for placement in other areas. The Exotics C721 features a low rearward Centre of Gravity (CG) that also allows this head to have a very high M.O.I. (Moment of Inertia).
Diamond Face 2.0 – Employing 43 different diamond shapes throughout the face with varying degrees of face thickness. A huge improvement over the 3 different thicknesses in the first Diamond Face. The benefits to this technology are added forgiveness on off-centre hits, a larger sweet spot, and increased ball speeds.
We also se a 10-gram weight placed as far back and low as possible to further enhance the high M.O.I. characteristics of the Exotics C721 head. The previously mentionedSound Diffusion Bar(s) for improved sound, and an adjustable hosel allows for changes of +/_ 2 degrees and changes in lie angles from 59* to 62*. SpeedTested shafts make a return in 2021 with an entirely new set or premium stock offerings. Engineers employed a robot named “T.E.D.” that determined the best shaft fit based on a variety of clubhead speeds.
*** Note: These are baseline recommendations by Tour Edge Golf. Visiting a certified fitter to get a shaft more suited for your needs is always an option if these shafts aren’t optimal for you.
Before continuing, I’d be remiss if I failed to thank the Vice President of Marketing for Tour Edge Golf, Jon Claffey. I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Mr. Claffey over the last few years. Jon, thank you!
I can’t even begin to express how excited I was to test out the C721 driver. Usually, I have my opportunity to swing all of the latest and greatest during the annual PGA Show in Orlando, Flo. A pandemic later resulted in no PGA Show in 2021, so with no show was a massive lost opportunity for me. I always enjoys pitting all of the newest against each other during the marathon that is Demo Day.
For the purposes of this testing opportunity I selected the 10.5* head, the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 60 in 6.0 flex (Stiff), with 2 extra wraps under the Lamkin Crossline 360 Mid-sized grip.
Actual testing of this driver involved a little bit of patience and perseverance. In Ontario, Canada (where I live) thanks to spiking COVID-19 numbers we faced a lockdown that started in December and ended on April 7th. Golf courses and driving ranges were allowed to open in the midst of freakishly nice March weather. However, as quickly as they opened they were shut down again on April 14th. For the longest time, Ontario was the only place in the world where golf wasn’t allowed to be played. Golf was again permitted over the last 2.5 weeks.
So, with all of that being said, I had the chance to get the Exotics C721 driver onto the range as soon as golf was permitted during that late-March warm spell.
Esthetics – The unboxing of this club took place at Niagara Golf and Batting Cages (video below) and to say that I was enamored with its esthetics is an understatement. Very excitedly, I opened the box and had my first look. The headcover is solid. Gone is the Blue/Silver/Red colourway that we’ve seen from the prior two generations. Instead, it has given way to Red/White/Black. The headcover has a snug fit but not overly so that it’s hard to remove and replace.
It didn’t take long for me to see that this driver was different, physically speaking. The crown is cool as you clearly see the weave of the Dual Carbon Wings and in saying that the Ridgeback Technology is up front and centre, quite literally. Placing the head down in front of me I felt that Exotics C721 head had a smaller footprint than its predecessor. This was something that I would later compare head to head to verify. In the address position it sits perfect (add loft and the face closes) and the shape doesn’t appear to look elongated like the Exotics EXS 220. As mater of fact I liked the shape and thought it was more ‘traditional”. Perhaps the trailing edge of the RidgeBack Technology makes it look more rounded??
The carbon is cool and looks great as the sun shimmers displaying the carbon weave. The sole is clean and sitting in a rack in a pro shop the Exotics C721 offers great rack appeal. Which brings me to the point that the “SlipStream Sole Technology” used prior is gone (see photo above). Some golfers liked it, I thought it looked cool but to each their own, right?!
If I had to use an adjective to describe this driver I would suggest the word “business”. As in “this driver is all business”. It looks like that it’s there to do a job, and do it in a serious way.
Acoustics/Feel – Whenever I test or demo golf equipment for the first time, this is one area that is key. When it comes to acoustics and feel, more often than not it’s entirely up to the individua. What one person observes may not hold true for the next person. As improved as the EXS 220 was over the EXS, the Exotics C721 driver is that much more improved. Strikes are welcomed with a crisp, somewhat muted sound. A sound that many players prefer. the ball explodes off the face. Thanks to Diamond Face 2.0, the face is very lively. Engineers at Tour Edge did a fantastic job in finding the right place for the placement of the S.D. Bar(s) as well because the sound is a delight.
Overall, the crispness of the feel combined with the acoustics of this driver places it in the Top 2 of drivers that I’ve made swings with. Yes, the sound/feel of the Exotics C721 driver is THAT good.
Forgiveness – Why mince words? The Exotics C721 is a very forgiving driver and dare I say it, it IS in my opinion the most-forgiving driver that I’ve struck. Tour Edge has devoted and invested a lot of time in increasing forgiveness or playability for golfers of all skill levels. The EXS 220 had plenty but what the EXS 220 had, the Exotics C721 has in spades. This is a head that offers an extreme amount of forgiveness. The 10-gram weight low and back combined with this driver’s low and rearward CG all contribute to a driver that in my experience, is akin to setting a commercial airliner into “autopilot”.
While I have managed to turn over a few drives (less than 10) down the left hand side (my miss) what I have not done yet is lose a shot to the right. There’s no better feeling than knowing that you’ve officially cut a fairway in half. All that this driver wants to do is fly straight. That’s exactly what it’s done, straight or a baby draw, my stock shot.
By the way, shots struck out towards the toe or heel also resulted in a straight balflight as well, further cementing the extremely high level of forgiveness found in the Exotics C721 driver.
Distance – Diamond Face 2.0 definitely does its job the way that it was intended. Between all of those variable thickness diamond shapes, the Ridgeback Technology and all of the other technologies incorporated into the Exotics C721, this driver provides explosiveness distance.
Seemingly, the Exotics C721 has turned the clock back for this golfer. Perhaps, femoral arterial surgery in February has made my legs stronger or maybe it’s the driver itself. All that I know is that I have picked up yardage that I haven’t seen in at least 8 years. While testing this club on driving ranges I thought that it was long. I compared it head to head versus the EXS 220 and quite simply, it blew away the EXS 220 by a wide margin. I’ve also pitted it head to head versus the driver that always sneaks it’s way back into the bag (which is the longest driver that I’ve gamed) and the Exotics C721 is longer than it.
Moreover, even though the weight is positioned back and low, the Exotics C721 has proven to be a lower-spinning head. I’ve seen zero evidence that this shaft/head combination balloons and the observation is further solidifed by the fact that there’s rollout.
I’ve experimented with the adjustable hosel and set in 8.5* the Exotics C721 chases down range. Buyer beware, if you don’t have some clubhead speed, the golf ball will tumble out of the sky. For the longest time during the testing process I was really liking the 11.5* setting. The golf ball just sailed and the flight was majestic. At that point I was ready to “lose” the wrench, never to tweak it again, but, I am my father’s son. So, I’m a tinkerer. I have since gone with the stock set-up of 10.5* and Neutral and “whoa mama”! My very first drive on a golf course this season, with no range warm-up landed 291 yards later. On the very next hole, another drive flew 288 yards.
It feels like it’s been a lifetime since I was able to hit drives like this. Definitely not since I played Mini-Tour events. It’s a bomber!
The Exotics C721 driver is not just paint and wallpaper or a re-invention of the wheel, if you prefer those terms.
This is a driver that has been improved so much over its predecessor that it makes it quite hard to even fathom. A powerful, crisp sound at impact on well-struck drives. While there is a drop-off with off-centre strikes the yardage lost isn’t dramatic. This driver offers forgiveness in spades and combined with the distance that it generates, makes this driver the longest that I’ve seen in a very long time, if not ever. Bear in mind that I’m saying this as I’m getting ready to turn 50 in January.
The Exotics C721 driver from Tour Edge Golf might be the best driver of 2021. I just hope for the opportunity to test it against some other offerings from 2021 just to confirm my suspicions. This driver SHOULD be on your radar if you’re looking for a new driver this year.
There are far more benefits for your game playing these “shorties” than you think
Some time ago, I posed a question over Twitter to gauge how golfers felt about executive-length golf courses. As you can see, from the Tweet below, it was actually nearly a year ago. Up until recently, I left it pinned at the top of my Twitter profile. The question was simple really. Basically, it went something like this. Do you like executive-length golf courses or do you prefer something a little more, “beefy”?
As you can see below, based on a small sample size of respondents 77% thought that executive-length golf courses were kosher. With 22% feeling that maybe a golf course under 6,400 yards might be either bad for your game or for some, maybe there isn’t a real challenge playing a short golf course. If you feel the latter, I respect that but, I beg to differ.
There really isn’t a right or wrong opinion on this topic or any other for that matter. Wouldn’t the world be a dull place if we all agreed on everything? In my opinion, I think executive-length golf courses are great and maybe some of the 22% should reconsider their feelings. Especially, if you’re a golfer in the mid to high handicap range who were in the 22%..
Personally speaking, I like them and I actually developed more of a fondness of them late last-season. For all intents and purposes my 2020 golf season was a total joke and a total train wreck. It was the worst season that I had from a scoring standpoint. The reasons for it were for several all of them stemming from nagging health issues. More often than not, the pain was so bad that I couldn’t stand to be in my own skin. I was unable to make a turn resorting to picking up the golf club in what was a horrible compensatory move, just to play golf. Even my hips were all locked up, so, enter the sway and slide into impact. Ewwww!! Gross! Even my range sessions were lousy and thinking back, I don’t really remember having a good one until very late in the season.
Another cause of my poor play was the little issue of lots of practice into a net in the backyard that we had at the time (thanks COVID Lockdown numero uno) where I was reinforcing feels. I’m not a technical or mechanical player, and when I do focus on that sort of stuff my swing lacks fluidity or rhythm (I’m no Els or Couples by any means). But there I was, focusing on the strike and working on really delaying my release. By the time golf courses and ranges were allowed to re-open, I was in a heap of trouble.
In the Niagara Region, there’s no shortage of executive-length golf courses. Without trying too hard, there’s Brock Golf Course, Eagle Valley, Heritage Woods (11 Holes), Garden City Golf Course (literally down the street), Fort Erie Golf Club, Cardinal Lakes – Sparrow Course and Legends on the Niagara – Chippawa Course which is run by the Niagara Parks. For something a shade longer Waterpark Golf Club and Long Beach Country Club sit. Four of these golf courses are where I really played golf for the first time and made me realize that I really liked the game. Basically, the point being that, there’s no shortage of this genre of golf courses where I live.
The pros to playing these types of golf course generally outweigh the cons. No matter what golf course that you’re playing, it’s you versus the golf course architect first and foremost. Secondary to that are the other golfers in your group. So, whether it’s a Par 29, 34, or 36 you have to beat par. In a time and era where every minute counts in our hectic lives rounds on these golf courses don’t take as long a a round of golf on a regulation golf course. There are exceptions to the rule though as I played one golf course in Florida called Southport Springs where the pace of play was, lethargic. From a cost standpoint, these golf courses also may not hurt the wallet as much if you’re a golfer on a strained budget. Not to mention, you can get out for a round if you’re feeling a little, infirm.
But the benefits from a game-improvement point-of-view are a virtual cornucopia If you were to examine your game as you read along, think to yourself and assess your golf game. If you’re a player shooting in the 90’s or 100’s where are you losing most of your strokes? Could it be that your chipping, pitching, and putting are holding you back? For those that shoot in the 80’s this is likely you too. 70’s gang, maybe it’s course management more than anything. Believe it or not, your issues may not be the driver or full-swing related.. Typically, on a regulation length golf course you might pull a driver out of the bag how many times? 12 or 13? Now, how many strokes striking an iron show up on your scorecard? Now, factor in missed greens in regulation and having to scramble to save par or… “hack-hack” bogey. Executive-length golf courses are a terrific place to “iron” out your game. Putting on the other hand, that’s nothing that you can’t work at home or a practice green.
Other than a driving range, I strongly feel that executive-length golf courses are a terrific place to build your confidence. Sometimes these executive-length or Par 3 golf courses have smaller greens that cause you to focus just a little bit more. When you start hitting those greens, suddenly the larger green complexes at a Par 70-72 golf course look massive. Confidence goes a long way in this game. Oh, the oft-talked about mental side of the game cannot be ignored.
My game finally rounded into form in 2020 on the heels of a round of golf at Brock Golf Course. It was October. This particular facility is great for the entire family. It’s family-operated and features a driving range, short-game practice area, a mini-putt golf course, a dedicated Foot Golf course, and a golf course that measures a staggering total of just over 2,900 yards from “the tips”. Three holes are >250 yards in length. But, the greens are small and you have to hit golf shots to score, like anywhere else. Prior to playing on this day, I had a nice range session so I thought to myself, “You should go play here and see how it translates onto the golf course”. So I did. Right then and there I made my tee time from the driving range.
I’ll save you the recap of the entire round, but, my striking was the best that it had been all season, I was hitting accurate shots tight to the pin (I didn’t tee it up on all Par 3’s), and I scored fairly well. I managed to post four birdies onto my card and my scorecard was clean. I felt GREAT going home that night.
I ended up riding the momentum from that round throughout the remainder of the late fall golf season. From that point forward, I was scoring anywhere from E to -3 for the duration of the season. I was on my way back. Fast-forwarding the clock to 2021, it seems like the momentum has carried over into 2021 as well. I’m feeling great about the results that I’m seeing with my swing. My striking is on point and I’m hitting my spots. Ultimately, all because of a teeny-tiny golf course.
Are executive golf courses worth the money? In my opinion… without a doubt. Don’t discount the benefits of an executive-length golf course because of their diminutive nature. These golf courses could be the “whetstone” to sharpen your golf game.
Chicago-based fitter earns top club fitting recognition for tenth consecutive year
Willowbrook, IL – Club Champion’s entire roster of studios was named to Golf Digest’s 2021-22 America’s 100 Best Clubfitters list! Since the prestigious biennial ranking’s inception in 2011, the custom club fitter has been included by Golf Digest as one of the top places to visit for custom fitting services in the United States.
“At Golf Digest, we believe custom fitting is the most important tool to optimizing a golfer’s potential, and today more than ever it stands as the one area where the greatest improvement can occur,” said Golf Digest Senior Equipment Editor, Mike Stachura, in the publication’s congratulations letter.
Club Champion is the nation’s top fitter, builder and retailer of the best brands in golf. The company delivers a Tour-quality fitting experience for golfers of any ability level with over 50,000 hittable head and shaft combinations. The 82 award-winning Club Champion fitting studios can be found in major markets across the country, with plans to expand even further in 2021.
“We’re extremely proud to have all of our locations featured in Golf Digest’s top list for ten years running,” said Club Champion founder, Nick Sherburne. “Our mission is to find the best possible clubs for any golfer who walks through our doors and this honor validates our success in doing so.”
Other recent accomplishments for the club fitter include being named a Top 100 Club Fitter for top golf brands Callaway and PING, and landing more trusted brand ambassadors in the LPGA’s Lexi Thompson and Louise Ridderström. Lexi and Louise join the likes of legendary instructor David Leadbetter, three-time Major winner Jordan Spieth, and top instructor Michael Breed on the Club Champion team.
“This recognition is something we hold in the highest regard,” said Sherburne. “All the more reason to continue growing with more studios, equipment brands, additions to our ambassador roster and more. Club Champion is just getting started and we’re excited to continue on our journey as an industry leader.”
Established in 2010, Club Champion is a national club fitting and building company headquartered in Chicago, IL. There are currently more than 80 Club Champion fitting studios in major markets across the country, with plans to expand further in 2021. The studios carry all the top golf club, shaft and grip manufacturers in the industry, which are used to build test clubs in real-time. Studios are equipped with advanced analysis technology, along with highly trained certified fitters and builders who must complete an extensive training program. Services include club fitting and building, repair services, personalization, and highly engaging corporate and personal entertainment events.
(Miami, FL, June 16, 2021) — Original Penguin Golf® by Munsingwear®, a division of Perry Ellis International, announces that brand ambassador Cameron Smith will be showcasing Original Penguin’s exciting new Spring 2021 collection at the U.S. Open , June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Smith will be outfitted in Original Penguin’s soft to the touch and lightweight performance polos. Accented with teal, navy and Sunday’s signature red, theses polos feature a mix of vibrant stripes, solids and whimsical prints creating a smart spring look. Complementing the polos are Original Penguin’s Everyday pants crafted from high-stretch fabrics that enhance performance and comfort. Reversible leather belts with Pete buckle complete the look.
Here are Cameron’s looks for the week:
Chest Pump Polo Everyday Pant
Reversible Leather Belt with Pete Buckle
Friday: Resort Chest Print Polo Everyday Pant
Reversible Leather Belt with Pete Buckle
Saturday: The Earl Polo Everyday Pant Printed Cotton Web Belt
Sunday: Three Strokes Polo Everyday Pant Printed Cotton Web Belt
Sustainability and environmental preservation are the core of Original Penguin’s DNA, so not only will Cameron be looking good, he will be helping the environment thanks to Original Penguin’s RE-Originals™ sustainable fabrication. Its new eco-friendly golf polos are crafted with 30% recycled polyester and use a double-knit high-gauge fabrication for superior performance and aesthetics. Pairing these elevated materials with OPG’s modern tailored fit, Cameron’s style is sure to be an original at Torrey Pines.
Original Penguin by Munsingwear became a staple among the masters of suburban leisure well into the 1980s and was worn by the likes of Arnold Palmer, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Clint Eastwood. Said to be the originator of the golf shirt, Original Penguin incorporates technologically advanced fibers with modern-day, fashionable, styles that is perfectly suited for both on and off the course. Today, Original Penguin embodies a mix of iconic American Sportswear with modern-minded aesthetics into a diverse range of products for a full lifestyle brand. Made for originals, by originals.
About An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®
In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear – an underwear and military supply company – ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America – an ORIGINAL PENGUIN®. Known for its unique, humorous and fashionable clothing, Original Penguin is a global brand offering a full range of men’s and children’s clothing, accessories and fragrances with diverse retail distribution and two dedicated e-commerce websites: http://www.originalpenguin.com and http://www.originalpenguin.co.ukwww.original penguin.co.uk. See a full preview of the Spring 2021 Golf collection here.
About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor, and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses, and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist® and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the company is available at http://www.pery.com