NEW GALVIN GREEN RANGE DESIGNED TO HELP GOLFERS PLAY MORE OFTEN

Part Two clothing inspired by formidable Dunluce course at Royal Portrush

 

The latest collection of golfwear from leading apparel brand Galvin Green offers serious golfers a range of high-performance garments designed to help them perform at their best more often in the most demanding playing conditions.

The new 2019 Part Two range available this month has been inspired by the harshest conditions at one of the most challenging links courses in the world – the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush, soon to host the 148th Open Championship.

The ground-breaking materials that helped the European Team win the Ryder Cup in Paris last year – including a completely new GORE-TEX SuperStretch waterproof fabric – have been incorporated into the latest collection, along with innovative designs and colourways across the various layers and accessories.

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“Serious golfers have told us how much they value performance golf clothing that helps them to play more often and at a high standard in the most challenging conditions,” said Global Brand Manager Nicholai Stein. “They also put a premium on comfort and style. So this exciting new range of water and windproof jackets, hoodies, body warmers, ultra-breathable pullovers, shirts, and trousers delivers on each of those aspirations with even more colour and size options to choose from,” he added.

The range includes a new version of the award-winning ShakeDry GORE-TEX jacket with a full-length silver zip that sees water bead up and run directly off the surface of the super-lightweight garment to avoid any chilling effect.  Weighing just 174 grams, the ASHTON jacket enables the golfer to maximize clubhead speed while playing in wet conditions in comfort. It also has a very low packing volume and is available in sizes S-3XL.

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Alongside the flagship ARCHIE jacket with the C-KNIT backer is the new AARON rain jacket in GORE-TEX stretch fabric with a lightweight mesh lining. The stand-out garment comes in five colour options, including Sharkskin/Black/Lime. It features a distinctive design with front and inner pockets, adjustable chest, waist and cuffs and an elastic drawstring at the hem. Sizes S-4XL.

In all, there are seven different Shell Layer waterproof jackets to choose from in various colour combinations, including the short sleeve, full-zip ALVIN in Black and Navy, plus the GORE-TEX stretch fabric Paclite ANDRES in six colours (sizes S-3XL).

The brand’s unrivaled choice of GORE-TEX trouser options includes the AXEL, ARTHUR and ANDY variations featuring C-KNIT backed, lined or Paclite garments in literally dozens of sizes from S-3XL, short, extra short (ANDY in black). standard and long lengths.

INTERFACE-1 expands

The versatile INTERFACE-1 hybrid layer range introduced last year that can be worn 95 out of 100 rounds, has been expanded to include 19 new garments. In addition to the popular LINCOLN line of jackets in five colourways, the new collection includes the LYON full-zip jacket featuring a GORE-TEX INFINIUM membrane that provides extra warmth, plus a water-repellent finish. The padded chest and back offer excellent protection from windchill, while front pockets make it an ideal garment for off as well as on-course wear (S-3XL).

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The new eye-catching DWIGHT half-zip pullover is a bright addition to the warm layer INSULA™ collection, including a distinctive Black/Red combination (S-3XL), while the DOLPH full-zip hoodie comes in Black/Red and Sharkskin/Lime (S-XXL).

Seven cool layer shirts in highly breathable, soft VENTIL8™ PLUS fabric include the stylish MERELL in three colour options – Rusty Orange, Faded denim & Sharkskin – and the long-sleeve MARC in White/Black, Navy/White or Black/White (S-XXL).

The women’s range is led by the ARISSA waterproof GORE-TEX jacket with mesh lining in three colours – Navy/Azalea, Black/Silver & Azalea/Silver (XXS-XXL), matched with the ALANA trousers with solid lining (XS-XL) in Black. There is also a new jacket in Paclite stretch fabric called AINO with Navy, Black and Azalea as the main colours. Both jackets provide a two-way full-length front zipper.

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An enlarged Junior collection includes GORE-TEX Paclite jackets and trousers, INTERFACE-1 and INSULA jackets, half-zip hoodies, bandanas and four shirts.

For more information on the range, visit www.galvingreen.com.

Jane Fifteen Thirty

Jane Fifteen Thirty definitely designed and brought a game-changer to the golf industry and in particular to women’s golf.

Often, I find myself struggling trying to find something to wear whether it’s to the golf course or out for dinner. Alas! I feel that someone has FINALLY touched on the issue. There are issues that affect women when it comes to fashion all across the board. Especially from a sizing standpoint. It’s no secret that a woman’s size can fluctuate for many reasons. For example… Pregancy. What about those women that want to remain active during pregnancy? Often times, they have issues finding proper fitting active wear however that issue has now been solved. Introducing… Jane Fifteen Thirty. An apparel company that designs golf fashion in larger sizes that allow all women to be dressed in proper course attire while not costing them a fortune.

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Photo Credit: Jane Fifteen Thirty (Facebook)

There are women out there that are larger and for that reason they are unable to find clothing that can fit them. Jane Fifteen Thirty makes clothing to cover women ranging from Small right up to a 4X. I really admire the sizing options that Jane Fifteen Thirty offers. Jane Fifteen Thirty does not put a “Size” on their clothing. Instead, what CEO and Founder Deb Uglem does instead is use a “number”. For example, a size S is a “Size 1”, a size Medium is a “Size 2” while a 4X is listed as a “Size 7” . Personally speaking, I’d rather be known as a “Size 7” than a “4X or XXXXL”. After all, what woman wouldn’t?

There are women like myself where my body does change based on individual circumstances. I am very pleased that Deb Uglem and the Jane Fifteen Thirty line gets it and I look forward to trying their apparel in the future.

For more details please see their press release as shared below.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Jane Fifteen Thirty Creates Game Changing Design (Fargo, ND – December, 8 2018) Jane Fifteen Thirty has created a game changing line for women who golf. Founder & CEO Deb Uglem started golfing over 20 years ago and found one of the biggest issues was finding clothing. Over the last three years Jane 1530 has worked to create a line for all women. The goal was to combine fit and fabric to create universal fashion. The result is women’s golf wear with great patterns and colors that fit women.

Uglem has been a part of athletics for most of her life. She participated in various sports throughout high school and played college basketball for Drake University. Now, golf has become her athletic outlet. She is no stranger to competing and believes if an athlete looks good, they feel good and they play good. “Golf is a game of confidence and mind control. If you don’t feel good in your clothes or your spending time worrying about what you look like you will struggle on the course,” Uglem claims. “Confidence is a game changer.” She also realized that for women, walking on to a course, into a clubhouse and competing can be intimating. The last thing a golfer should worry about is what to wear.

Great Fit, Perfect Fabric, Universal Fashion

Jane 1530 was designed with a woman in mind every step of the way. Uglem says they simply solved problems. “I found myself searching for something to wear to the golf course,” Uglem said. “I tried on everything. Golf clothing just didn’t fit so I worked with what I had in my closet and that didn’t perform. I decided I needed to fix it.”

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Jane 1530 eliminated buttons and tags and line features include longer shirts that stay in place while you swing, and bottoms that include a custom jacquard elastic waistband that moves with you but stays in place when you bend and twist. The cut is fitted enough to give you shape but forgiving enough to be comfortable. This design was merged with the perfect fabric. Jane 1530 went through several prototypes before landing on a fabric that feels great and functions for the woman athlete. The wicking fabric stretches, resist wrinkles and doesn’t fade, bag or sag during wear. They also realized that women come in all shapes and sizes and that great design and performance should be available everyone. There smart minimal design is available in sizes small to 4X. Jane 1530 calls this universal fashion.

About Jane Fifteen Thirty

Jane Fifteen Thirty is a lifestyle brand for women’s golf apparel and accessories founded in 2015 and located Fargo, North Dakota. The company started with one simple idea. Women’s golf clothes should fit women. Attitude, creative minds and research created a perfect combination of high-end fabrics, fit and design—all while keeping women in mind. Products include golf apparel, housewares, and gifts. The result a lifestyle brand that’s perfect for golf and life. Life is a course. Play well.

Until The Next Tee!!

#SeeUOnTheNextTee #FightAndGrind

REVIEW – Nexbelt (Fast Eddie Vie)

Before writing this review I just want to take the time to give thanks to Joe Wieczorek of The Media Group Inc. Without his help and contact this review would have never happened. Thank-you Mr. Wieczorek.

Accessories and golf. It’s a small piece of the golf industry yet is often overlooked. Would you ever think that something so minor could be worth hundreds of millions per year? When you think about accessories that includes everything from gloves, headcovers, golf tees and everything else in between. This includes belts which both serve as an aesthetic piece to compliment your wardrobe to acting as the training aid that we all have without even realizing it. This is something that I point out to my students… every single one of them.

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What happens you take a need and combine it with innovation? Quite simply you have yourself a product like Nexbelt. What’s so unique about Nexbelt? While ratchet belts have been around for an estimated 25 years ago and is very popular in the Asian market the founders at Nexbelt wanted to be the “originators” of ratchet belts in the United States. Being sick and tired of the typical belt that involves holes, a pin and a buckle they seeked out ways to re-design and re-engineer the ratchet belt to be better. One of the ways that Tom Hunsucker and Eddie Rowland (the Co-Founders) made their iteration of the ratchet belt better was to simply incorporate the use of higher quality leather. With finding better sources for higher quality leather they also looked for a way to re-engineer the buckle itself. While they used the pre-existing design of the ratchet belt system they did find a way to improve on the buckle. Instead of the buckle resembling something ordinary and typical it is anything but. While resembling a typical buckle the buckle they ended up developing also saw the addition of a hidden ball marker. This is a design that Rowland and Hunsucker have a patent on.

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A look at the “carbon fiber” texture and embossed ‘X”.

Nexbelt is known for their innovation and passion. This is important to note because they design and build their own tools and molds. Nexbelt strives for nothing but the best. By using a system called PreciseFit they allow those that wear their products to be comfortable with minimal adjusting. What is PreciseFit? It’s the ability to adjust your belt in ¼ inch increments. Nexbelt is “100% committed to providing their customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available.”

Their overall operating procedure company-wide is known as DRIVE. What does it stand for?

Deliver what we Promise with Integrity.

Retain the Human touch

Invest in Good People generously.

Value our Customers Unconditionally.

Embrace Change with Innovation.

 

The test product. Through my conversations with their marketing firm (The Media Group) I decided on requesting the Fast Eddie Vie belt for my review. My reasons were numerous for selecting this belt with the aesthetics being the first thing. The buckle features a noticeable “X” logo that contrasts with the white strap (my chosen color) giving a fair amount of visual “pop” and adding to that pop is the “carbon fiber’ texture. The overall aesthetics of this belt is stylish, trendy yet pure. The white leather strap with the white stitching looks fresh. Aesthetics aside I also loved the obligatory ball marker. When you look at it there’s a “Putting Thought” which was in my mind very clever. Last but not least the divot tool that also serves as a bottle opener. Just in case you don’t mind dabbling in a bottle of Corona or similar on the course during your round.

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When the parcel arrived from Nexbelt I discovered that the packaging was neat and compact as the products are housed in a very nice plastic case. Opening the packaging and uncurling the strap you find a 45” length strap. Of course, not everyone can wear a 45” belt so you need to trim the strap down to size. Worried about cutting it to the right length? Don’t fret… exact measurements are located on the reverse side of the belt. To trim, I used a very sharp pair of household scissors cutting from the reverse side. The result was a very clean cut. However, I did err on the side of a little extra. I’ve been losing weight (over 35 pounds) and wasn’t too sure if I would pack on the pounds again. So I opted to cut it down originally to 36”. Since then I cut it down to just 33”. The belt fits and looks clean. The fit is precise every time so the moniker PreciseFit is definitely well thought out. I love how the increments are only ¼” because the belt is always snug and never sloppy. Quite honestly the belt is fantastic.

However, I do have one concern. The enclosure that houses the divot tool and ball marker. If the guys could improve on one area of this design for a next generation of the Fast Eddie Vie it’s the enclosure. I had one annoyance with this product and this was it. All too often the enclosure would flop open on its own. One more than one occasion I lost the divot tool (I recovered it) and several times I lost the ball marker. On two occasions in my closet and the final time I lost the ball marker was on the course. I really would love to see some form of a stronger magnet for the ball marker or an improvement on the enclosure. Is this a deal breaker? In no way shape or form is it meant to detract from the overall product. It’s merely a suggestion.

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The author wearing the Nexbelt Fast Eddie Vie.

To conclude, the Nexbelt is full of pros with no real cons to speak of. It’s stylish and uber-functional. If you cut your belt too short there are replacement straps that you can purchase. Or if you need some extra options in your belt arsenal you can purchase them for that as well. The MSRP of the Fast Eddie Vie is $64.99 USD. There is no doubt in my mind why PGA TOUR members Kevin Na, William McGirt wears Nexbelt while on the LPGA TOUR Amy Olson and Austin Ernst wear them. Not to mention 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk (U.S.A.) as well. It’s a great product and one that I would gladly wear each time out. For more information on ‘The Belt With No Holes” please head over to www.nexbelt.com.

Until The Next Tee!!

#seeuonthenexttee #fightandgrind