With the first Major Championship for the men being played this week in Augusta, Georgia renowned golf apparel manufacturer Galvin Green has released a limited edition version of their SHAKEDRY™ jacket.

In honor of The Masters Galvin Green is releasing a groundbreaking jacket two months before its official launch. The jacket which will be known as the “Ashton” is a jacket that features out-of-this-world technology and weighs in at a feather-like 174 grams (6 ounces). The limited edition jacket features a full-length green zipper.

With the projected weather forecast for this week in Augusta, a jacket like the Ashton could serve a potential champion very well. For more details on what the”Ashton” jacket will offer please see the press release as shared by Natalie Collard who is the Director of marketing firm Sports Impact.

Until The Next Tee!!

#seeuonthenexttee #fightandgrind

 

-Limited Edition available with full-length green zipper –

 

Galvin Green, the pioneering brand in hi-tech golf waterproofs, is introducing a limited edition of its new streamlined GORE-TEX® SHAKEDRY™ rain jacket ahead of the first Major tournament of the year and two months before its official launch.

The first super-lightweight waterproof garment of its kind, the jacket features a green full-length zipper and will be available from today at selected stockists and online retailers around the world (S-XL sizes).

The extraordinary SHAKEDRY™ technology is integrated into the lightest GORE-TEX® rain jacket ever made by Galvin Green – weighing just 174 grams (6 ounces), or at least half the weight of a conventional lined waterproof jacket.

The revolutionary construction of the SHAKEDRY™ jacket has been in various stages of development over the past 15 years and sees the unrivaled GORE-TEX® membrane placed on the outside without a face fabric for the first time – improving breathability significantly. The smooth surface enables water to bead up persistently and simply roll off the garment. As a result, there is minimal chilling effect and a much faster dry-off time.

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Inside the extremely breathable, totally windproof jacket is a functional backer textile for greater comfort next to the skin, while the quiet GORE-TEX® membrane on the outside eliminates all friction in the golf swing. Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and the perfect fit during set-up and throughout the swing, it also takes up little space in the bag.

“Interest in SHAKEDRY™ has been so fantastic that we decided to offer it as a limited edition ahead of its official launch,” said Steve Hendren, President of Galvin Green US. “It will never wet-out, leak or cling onto the skin. It’s the perfect jacket for serious golfers who want to perform in the rain. In playtests, a pro golfer said it was like playing in a shirt.”

Known as the ASHTON, the new SHAKEDRY™ full-zip jacket comes with shaped sleeves for easy movement, elastic binding on the cuffs, drawstring at the hem, water-repellent zippers and a chest pocket. It goes on general sale with a silver zipper in more size options this summer. RRP of $400. For more information visit http://www.galvingreen.com.

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So today’s article is going to be relatively short and instead of berating a golf swing or some golf injustice (save that for another day) this is going to be… fun.

So I was sitting in bed on my laptop talking on Twitter. Having a great conversation with some of my “Tweeps” when I had an utter flash of brilliance. As some of you know, deciding the winners of the equipment Edition of the Teezy Awards from the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show was difficult. I had several tie-breakers involved to decide winners and that’s truly a real testament to how outstanding most of the products are in 2019. Honestly, I’m already licking my chops thinking about what’s to come for the “Year of Perfect Vision” (2020).

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So the epiphany. Starting as recently as the Non-Equipment Teezy Awards from the 2019 PGA Show I’m going to experiment with a new format. Much like the Olympics, I’m going to dole out a Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal winner based on the points accumulated. The reason for this can really be attributed to Wilson Golf. In the write-up, Wilson Golf didn’t get a mention for the D7 irons. They scored 37/40 points! That was the winning total for the Top Driver. This way, they’d get their mention in the Teezy Awards as well.. those irons deserved it. I think it’ll make for a good change.

Composite Course. In the same time that I was scouring Twitter, I saw a post from Zac Blair. For those that aren’t familiar with him, Zac plays on the web.com Tour. He posed this question.

I found it to be really thought-provoking and while some holes were easy (holes had to match so the 17th at Sawgrass would have to be my 17th hole and so on) some weren’t the case. When the dust settled I had a gem of a Par 71 layout. Apparently, I love links, the ocean, and diversity. I think I have something on all of the continents but South America and Antarctica. My background is Hungarian (mom left there in 1956) so I even picked a hole from Hungary. So here it is… My Composite Course.

Front 9

  1.  Cabot Links  (Par 5)
  2. Banff Springs (Par 3)
  3. Pine Valley (Par 4)
  4. Old Head (Par 4)4
  5. Ballybunion (Par 4)
  6. Black Canyon – Old Works (Par 5)
  7. Black Mountain – Thailand (Par 4)
  8. Postage Stamp – Royal Troon (Par 3)
  9. Harbour Town Golf Links (Par 4)

Out – 36

Back 9

  1. Old Course – Bobby Jones  (Par 4)
  2. Royal Melbourne – (Par 4)
  3.  Golden Bell – Augusta National Golf Club (Par 3)
  4. Westman Island Golf Course Iceland (Par 4)
  5. Couer d’Alene (Par 3) CDAResortGolf_Hole14_Aerial_e1
  6. Zala Springs – Hungary (Par 4)
  7. Kiawah Island (Par 5)
  8. TPC Sawgrass – Stadium (Par 3)
  9. Pebble Beach Golf Links (Par 5)

IN – 35

Total – 71

What would your course look like?

Until The Next Tee!!

#SeeUOnTheNextTee #FightAndGrind

 

As always, the brainchild of Bobby Jones is always full of thrills and jam-packed story lines. The 2018 Masters Tournament was no different. So instead of writing a bunch of rhetoric let’s jump right into it.

I think a suitable place to begin is with the story of Doug Whim who finished as the Low Amateur at the 2018 Masters Tournament. Ghim found his way to Augusta by finishing as the runner-up at the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship. The product of the University of Texas (Senior) has developed quite the playing resume and his finish this weekend was just another feather in the proverbial cap. His play on Thursday alone was impressive as he had Eagle’s on 13 and 18 respectively en route to an even Par 72. Ghim would be the only Amateur to make the cut (+4) and would finish at +8 for the weekend. A weekend which he ended with an exclamation mark as he holed-out for birdie on his 72nd hole. All of this with his dad carrying his golf bag. Well done young man!

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Photo Credit: augusta.com

 

As Sunday mid-day turned to early afternoon leaders of the tournament were set to tee off. All of them were chasing 54-hole leader Patrick Reed. Names like Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy to name a few. The latter engaging in some “fun” gamesmanship between himself and Reed. The pairing was hyped after their wild Ryder Cup match and the golf world was waiting for some fireworks. Rarely however, does such hype happen in the final pairing during Stroke Play or in particular on a Major Championship Sunday. even those fireworks failed to light there was plenty of fireworks elsewhere around Augusta National.

It just seems like the tournament isn’t really played until the 64th hole. This is the point in time where the roars of Augusta are most often heard. Jordan Spieth had some of the loudest roars on the golf course. Entering the final round he started 9 shots back of Reed. In a comfortable pairing with Justin Thomas Sunday would see Spieth go low. Spieth fired a 64 that electrified the patrons on the grounds and television viewers alike. His second shot on Azalea (Par 5) was astounding. Watching the coverage it was interesting hearing the conversation between him and caddie Michael Greller. Spieth was sitting in the pine straw and initially pulled an iron. Calmly, Greller talked him out of the shot and put a hybrid into his hands. The shot was caught a little heavy from 234 yards out but as it just cleared Rae’s Creek it settled onto the green for a great look at Eagle but he’d settle for Birdie which catapulted a string of 5 consecutive Birdie’s,  Spieth was right there until an errant tee shot on 18. As he approached his golf ball he simply exclaimed “Oh my God”. He was on pace to be the first in history to fire a 63 in the final round of The Masters.

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Photo Credit: golfchannel.com

Also of much intrigue in the final round of the 2018 Masters was the play of Paul Casey who carded a -7  and Rickie Fowler who hung around and made things interesting right to the end. Fowler carded a 67 and had the patrons buzzing that were taking in the action as it unfolded. After hitting a scintillating drive down 18 his approach shot was even better as a Birdie found the bottom of the cup that got him to -14. Fowler started the final round 5 strokes back which is a testament to how he played the final round.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

In the end  the day belonged to Patrick Reed. Forever his name will be etched in golf lore and Masters history. Reed won his first Major on this 8th day of April 2018 and that can never be taken away. He posted a total of -15 and his final round 71 was just enough to get the victory. For a while it looked as though he would make more Masters history by being the first in history to post 4 sub-70 rounds in The Masters. As good as Reed played that record remains standing. Reed was very steady and leading up to this Masters Tournament I predicted that he’d win.

So my pick to win The Masters out of the above picks. My pick to win the 2018 Masters Tournament is none other than Patrick Reed. His name is just jumping out at me and his game is trending in the right direction. Patrick, just don’t win the Par 3 Contest.

Reed  may not be the most popular winner to ever have donned a Green Jacket Masters Sunday. As a matter of fact there were far more detractors than supporters all over social media. I imagine there might be a number of reasons why golf fans haven’t warmed up to Reed. People going as far to suggest that he should wear red on Sunday’s (because of Tiger). do golf fans simply not like his swagger or ominpresent confidence? Reed made waves a few years ago when he brashly said he was a Top 5 player without having the resume to back it up. I suppose with his Green Jacket that changes things a little bit. Whether the stories are true or not I have no idea. While attending and playing for the University of Georgia he was dismissed from the golf team after allegations of him stealing and cheating arose. He would later transfer to Augusta State (his hometown) and win a National Championship with the Jaguars. Then there were also the gay slurs and then there was the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational where he was heard and recorded saying “I guess my name needs to be Jordan Spieth, guys” after not being granted free relief. It might have been in jest. At the end of the day only a few things matter. As long as his wife, friends and family loves him that’s all that matters. for the rest of us… what does he care really?

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Photo Credit; The Telegraph

 

Like it or not folks Patrick Reed is your 2018 Master Champion and he will be defending in 2019. Until then see you next year Augusta National (hopefully in the literal sense).

Until The Next Tee!!