ALL 19 HOLES INTRODUCES THE ECO-POLO™, A GOLF SHIRT MADE EXCLUSIVELY FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES

LOS ANGELES, CA, – February 20, 2020 – All 19 Holes, a golf and lifestyle apparel brand that celebrates the tradition of golf’s most fun hole, the nineteenth, announced today the release of its innovative ECO-Polo, a shirt made entirely from the world’s finest recycled polyester.

All 19 Holes developed the ECO-Polo to meet its goal of environmental sustainability, style, and performance. And the ECO-Polo exceeded the company’s goals. Each shirt performs at the highest level possible, looks impeccable, and helps remove a small but important portion of the plastic pollution from the environment. The ECO-Polo is up-cycled from eight to 12 plastic bottles retrieved from the ocean, a lake or a landfill, depending on the size.

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“We are excited for people to feel and wear our ECO-Polo,” said Founder and President of All 19 Holes, Tim Ready. “The first time I experienced the feel of our recycled performance fabric, I knew it would be a game-changer. What’s better than helping do something good for the planet and to wear a stylish shirt that feels like a mercerized cotton but with exceptional performance?”

The ECO-Polo’s recycled performance polyester fabric provides wicking, odor control, and is water-resistant. The flat back honeycomb mesh features MaxDri moisture management and Micoblok, an anti-microbial finish. These technologies make the ECO-Polo comfortable for golfing or any activity. Fuse these benefits with a proprietary pattern cut for fashion and help reduce plastic pollution, the company feels strongly the ECO-Polo will be a category leader in golf.

“Another key consideration when designing the ECO-Polo is that it must look good in any social setting, so we gave it a proper collar that looks perfect under a sport coat,” added Ready.

The ECO-Polo is made in the USA. Ready is committed to supporting people who work and live in his community. His designs, patterns, and manufacturing are all executed in Los Angeles, CA. His silhouettes are classic in design and are flattering to most body types. The ECO-Polo is available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. It is available in both black and white with a variety of contrasting plackets and colors.

The ECO-Polo can be purchased for $89.00 on the company’s website at http://www.all19holes.com.

“Try an ECO-Polo. If you buy one, ‘you could save a Dolphin, and hopefully make a birdie,” added Ready.

We recommend washing the ECO-Polo in a cold and gentle cycle. Do not bleach, tumble dry, or dry clean. When ironing, use low heat.

For more information, visit the All 19 Holes website at http://www.all19holes.com.

 

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ABOUT ALL 19 HOLES

All 19 Holes is owned and managed by golf enthusiasts who embrace the sport of golf but also focus and embrace the enjoyment that circles the game on and off the course — most often in the clubhouse, coined as the 19th Hole.

Collectively, they are about going the extra distance to live life to the fullest. Their team play golf, compete and after their round, they collect their winnings, pay their bets, and have a good time on the patio at the club. They sometimes enjoy a cocktail, occasionally smoke cigars, and tell stories to pass time with friends and family. They welcome individuality yet work together to make lives better.

Though the spirited team has built a company on the merriment of the game of golf, they honor and respect the environment as most golfers should. Sustainable and eco-friendly apparel and accessories will always be at forefront of their products in development.
Whether it’s in business or pleasure, they live by the rules of golf, they try to make the world a better place, they compete in a friendly way, and they always play the extra hole — All 19 Holes.

It’s how they live!

 

STITCH® Golf Introduces Bonesman Polos DARE TO BE DANGEROUS

(APEX, NC, February 3, 2020) —STITCH Golf announces the re-launch of the Bonesman
Polo, originally released as a limited edition item in November, 2019, and brought back and expanded by popular demand.

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“We created the Bonesman polo for those looking to add some edge to their style,” stated
Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “These are the polos I want to wear when driving an old sports car, they dare you to feel dangerous.”

Whether you are at the course or in the boardroom, the Bonesman polos will make you feel the same way you feel when you are pushing down the throttle of an old Porsche racing car. Constructed with 95% Egyptian Giza cotton and 5% spandex, the Bonesman polo is as comfortable as it is functional. Self-stay collar with under buttons and signature STITCH Bonesman appliqué, the Bonesman solid polo, available in six colors, has a two-button placket while the striped polo, available in four colors, comes with a four-button placket and chest pocket.

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STITCH Golf continues its innovation by incorporating cutting- edge technically advanced
fabrics to create a rich hand feel with a sophisticated style all created and inspired for
today’s modern golfer. By creating cohesive looks with details that perform, STITCH Golf
has made it easy to dress your game to match your style and personality.
The Bonesman polo is available for purchase at http://www.stitchgolf.com and leading golf,
country clubs and select retailers. Stay connected with STITCH Golf on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @StitchGolf

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About STITCH Golf
Founded in 2012 as a headcover company, STITCH is known for designing and creating
products with precise attention to detail, all the way down to the last stitch. Based in Apex, North Carolina, STITCH gives a unique experience, whether it’s the high-quality leather used in our headcovers, the durable waterproof fabrics in our bags and gear or the fashionable color schemes seen in our apparel. STITCH products are designed to be
effortlessly fashionable, allowing you to create a stylish, comfortable and color-coordinated look-on and off the course. Designed with details that perform, our line of golf bags and gear, travel bags and apparel combine function and fashion with three themes in mind: DRESS YOUR GAME™, ARRIVE IN STYLE™ and FROM WORK TO PLAY™. STITCH products are available at leading golf, country clubs and select retailers around the world and at http://www.stitchgolf.com

Original Penguin Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith Captures Sony Open

Perfect Win. Perfect Clothes. Perfect Fit.

 

(Miami, FL January 14, 2020) — Original Penguin Golf, a division of Perry Ellis
International, Inc., would like to congratulate brand ambassador Cameron Smith for
winning the 2020 Sony open for his first individual PGA Tour victory and second victory
overall.

“We congratulate Cameron for his thrilling and emotional come-from-behind playoff
victory,” said Jack Voith, President of the Golf Division of Perry Ellis International. “With his home country of Australia in the middle of an unprecedented bushfire crisis, Cameron showed the world his true grit, determination and how special a player and person he is, raising over $10,000 to fight the fires. We are proud to have Cameron as an Original Penguin brand ambassador.”

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“I realize that Australia is doing it tough right now and the focus is probably not on my golf for good reason,” stated Smith. “It’s good to do something good, and hopefully it gave a few people a reason to smile for a moment or two.”

With the win, Smith, a key member of the International Presidents Cup team, propels up to fifth in the FedExCup standings, secures his TOUR card for two more seasons and gains a berth in the Masters while placing himself in a good position for Olympic qualification. “I definitely want to be there in Japan and want to wear the green and gold as much as I can,” added Smith.

Original Penguin by Munsingwear® leverages its appeal to a multigenerational fanbase
through the brand’s mantra to “Be An Original®.” Original Penguin pays homage to its rich brand heritage, having been adored by countless icons for more than 60 years. A strong influence of humor, fun and attention to detail can be seen in its products. The brand reworks its archive of mid-century classics with seasonal updates to reflect a modern lifestyle. “Original Penguin’s functional style fused with enhanced technical features gave Cameron a distinct competitive advantage over the field during a grueling week of championship golf,” added Voith. “Original Penguin truly is the perfect clothing with the perfect fit.”

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Original Penguin Golf apparel is owned by Perry Ellis International, Inc. a global leader in fashion apparel, and is available at http://www.OriginalPenguin.com , select retailers and golf courses worldwide.

 

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 detail-oriented clothing, Original Penguin offers a full range of men’s and children’s
clothing, accessories and fragrances. Original Penguin is present in North, Central and
South Americas, Europe as well as India and the Philippines. There are over 1,250 points of sale, more than 99 Original Penguin stores worldwide and two dedicated e-commerce
websites: http://www.originalpenguin.com and http://www.originalpenguin.co.uk

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 & collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, activewear, 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®, Jantzen®, 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.

Reviews Moving Forward

Hey Gang!!

I thought that I would do a little blog post this evening. Much of it has to do with “The Home of Organic Golf Reviews” moving forward.

It’s that time of the year when we are roughly 3 months away from the annual PGA Merchandise Show taking place in what hopefully will be a warm, sunny Orlando, Florida. As the show nears, I really start to think about ways to improve Until The Next Tee. I have to admit that I never stop thinking about it although when we’re in the full swing of the golf season and I’m working hours in the Pro Shop I think about it just a tad less.

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A new year is fast approaching. I cannot believe that the 2020 PGA Show is coming.

Recently, I wrote an editorial on what I thought might be the “Most Under-Appreciated Driver” in 2019 (see it here) and in a way it was almost a mini-review. I sort of liked how quick and easy it was to write. So it really got me thinking about the way that I approach reviews moving forward.

As many of my loyal readers already know I take great pride in delivering comprehensive and detail-packed reviews. It’s something that I’m proud of where when I pass judgment on a product you also need to know that my feelings and observations are genuine. I will never point out that they’re unbiased because that should go without saying. But it also made me think. Are the reviews too long? Should I approach my reviews in a new manner? Short and concise? Would shorter reviews (and articles in general) hold the readers’ attention better? Food for thought right?!

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Please feel free to let me know what you think. It’s you that truly matters to me. Let me know what you think.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

#seeuonthenexttee #fightandgrind

 

Rising in the Fall

It’s been said often. “If you want to golf a lot, don’t work in the golf industry”. As someone that’s been everything from a Pro Shop Attendant (my current gig), an Assistant Manager, and a Director of Golf Servies I can most assuredly tell you that this statement is in fact very true.

For example, when I was a Director of Golf Services putting in a 60-70 hour work week was very commonplace. That year I was able to play a whopping 53 holes (not rounds) to mostly temporary pins before we opened. It wasn’t until August of that year that I played an 18-hole round and actually played 18 consecutive holes. Working in the industry definitely takes time away from the game.

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My place of employment. Scenic Woods Golf Club in the spring.

Sure, you can make time, after all, I guess that you just want to have it bad enough. No problem then, go in early say 5 hours before your shift, then work your 7-hour shift in the Pro Shop and make your 1-hr commute home.  Not bad for a 14-hour day just to lay some golf. Often this year, I would find myself going into work early for a range session then play 9-holes before my shift and resume my round after closing the shop for the night. When there’s a will… there’s a way.

I love fall golf though. As the fall wears on the shop shift gets cut back (or I get cut down to two shifts per week which are open to close shifts) the chance for playing golf becomes opportunistic. And that’s what I’ve done.

Earlier this year my game was in a position where I was just happy to be doing what I love after my stroke 13 months ago. I lost clubhead speed but that didn’t matter. But my game steadily returned to form as my body started to remember certain feelings. In August I really clicked playing the best golf that I’ve ever played. Posting a -6 (66) as my lowest and a 9-hole round of 31 (-5). After that, I went through a period of time not feeling well and I wouldn’t play for a 3-week period. Good feeling gone. It was a struggle to get the right feels back and my striking back on track. There were moments where it felt good and the scoring wasn’t there but I wasn’t playing “unconscious golf”. It was a struggle and I think “teacher’s lament” crept in.

By the way, “Teacher’s Lament” is a phenomenon where when one teaches your pupil’s habits creep in to your swing. Just from watching them and trying to correct it.

This past Monday, I showed up to the course for the final Monday Ladies League. I was going to use the opportunity to play 18 holes and then play with the groups of ladies that showed up. You see, there’s one issue that also creeps in if you work at a course and want to play golf. Every day somehow turns into a work day. I got into a “debate” with one of my starter’s about their playing privileges. These guys have it real good for working one 6 hr shift/week. At any rate, without getting it my starter stated something (“Well, if you do that the starters will quit”) which I suggested sounded like a mutiny and guys being too comfortable in their “positions”. One “floater” has played over 50 rounds while working 5 shifts on the year. Gross abuse and there is another guy who is far worse.

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The season’s have changed. It’s +9 or not even 50*F. Time to get rounds in.

Anyways, I got quick in my swing. Topped my tee shot and proceeded to play lousy. I was +1 thru 5 holes and it felt like I deserved to be +8.  So I picked up my golf ball, went t the range to sort myself out and when that didn’t happen I went to the bar, sat down, and had an ice-cold Ace Hill Pilsner (on an empty stomach). I went back to the range and it turned into “swing lube”.  All of a sudden my swing was back. I played golf with “my” ladies and had a great time. Oh yeah, I was scoring too!

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The 18th at Scenic Woods Golf Club. The final ladies night. Photo taken September 30th, 2019.

Yesterday, I played again and what can I say? I love fall golf! It’s not about just the foliage. It’s about finally having time to play golf without being caught up in work. The amount of golf that I will between now and the snow will rise in the fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and even though it’s not like working in a coal mine it’s still work.

Until The Next Tee!!

#seeuonthenexttee #fightandgrind