DUCA DEL COSMA TAKES BIG STEPS FORWARD IN GLOBAL GOLF MARKET

Luxury Italian shoe brand unveils stunning 2019 shoe collection in over 30 countries

Italian shoe brand Duca del Cosma, the originator of the spikeless golf shoe in 2004, has
unveiled a stunning new global collection of premium shoes for the 2019 season with a host of different styles, textures, prints and color combinations.

Aimed at style-conscious golfers in more than 30 countries worldwide and crafted
exclusively in Europe from the finest quality leathers, the collection includes distinctive shoes, sneakers, and boots in fashionable colors for men and women heading out on the fairways.

All the models in the collection combine fashion with functionality to deliver style and comfort that sets the brand apart from more conventional golf shoe manufacturers.

Most of the eye-catching range is designed for golfers to wear both on and off the golf course, while four new waterproof soft spike models are included for those playing in conditions demanding more grip during the swing.

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Modern technology is featured in the use of various innovative transparent outsole options and an ultra-lightweight EVA midsole that delivers exceptional levels of comfort. Breathable inserts combined with comfortable lasts to ensure the shoes perform for the wearer when playing rounds of golf as well as relaxing after the game.

Once again, Chief designer Baldovino Mattiazzo has created a wonderful range to reflect the brand’s unique Italian DNA. “I bring my ideas and vision for the new range based on the world of fashion that surrounds me in Italy,” he says. “The golf shoes I create are not simply shoes developed from those on the shelves, but a special evolution of fashionable creativity in each style. Each one requires a classic mix of interesting and harmonized cuts, a good choice of color combinations and materials of the highest quality.”

Standout models in the new men’s range include the ETON and CAMELOT shoes; the LA SPEZIA brogue-style shoes in White/Orange and Lion/Croco options; MONTEROSSO and WILDWOOD sneakers in Navy and White; the MASTERS in Navy; plus waterproof soft spiked HERITAGE soft spike shoes in Black/Grey or White/Navy.

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The popular men’s style KUBA is now also available in a Ladies version called the KUBANA (pictured above), which comes in the colors Pink/White and Navy/Silver. Other headline models in the Ladies collection include the MIMOSA in White, Light Blue or Passion Kiss bright pink; plus the CYPRESS waterproof soft spike shoes in Navy/Red or White/Navy.

Duca del Cosma is the official sponsor of the European Tour’s ‘KLM Open’ tournament, held at 12-15 September at The International golf course in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the home base of the brand.

Further information about the brand, its latest products, and the web shop can be found at http://www.ducadelcosma.com and you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

2019 PGA Show -“Best of The Rest” Nominations

With the 2019 PGA Show Equipment Edition Teezy Awards in the books, it’s time to focus on the “Best of the Rest”. These are products ranging from apparel to footwear and everything else in between. Of course, for the most part, these are awards that aren’t given points for performance but what I look at are things like style, price point and even in some cases backstories. How did a company come to be, what drove them to get involved in the industry.

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Here are the nominees.

 

Top Men’s Apparel

  1. Swannies
  2. Original Penguin
  3. Columbia Sportswear
  4. Bald Head Blues
  5. AndersonOrd

 

Top Women’s Apparel

  1. Jane 1530
  2. Golftini
  3. Katherine Way
  4. StarBorn Skirts
  5. MotherPutter

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Top Accessories

  1. Beltology
  2. Zero Friction
  3. Oliver Miller
  4. C4 Belts
  5. Evolve Golf

 

Top Electronics (including Rangefinders and GPS)

  1. aboutGolf
  2. GolfBuddy
  3. ScoreBand
  4. Optishokz
  5. Guided Knowledge

 

Top Footwear

  1. TRUE Linkswear
  2. Skecher’s Performance
  3. Jack Grace USA
  4. New Balance Golf
  5. PUMA Golf

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Top Training Aids

  1. Acu-Strike
  2. Total Golf-Trainer
  3. Colour Path Golf
  4. Power Package Golf
  5. PuttOUT

 

Top Health and Wellness

  1. Bobo’s
  2. 1st Tee Nutrition Bars
  3. HempMe
  4. Iso-Sport
  5. Gelliflex

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Top New Product

The winner had already been decided on Friday that the show ended.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee

 

 

Don’t Discount Yourself Too Much

Often the stories that I come up with to write about come from out of nowhere. More often it’s a thought and I just feel a need to write. I guess this morning.. .or late morning is one such case. Here we are… it’s Super Bow Sunday and admittedly I have no vested interest in the spectacle. So instead of making dinner plans I was working a little bit on the Teezy Awards. I can now tell you that I have some of the winners all sorted out.

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But it made me think…. about the Teezy Awards and about us.. golfers in general. Why do we insist on selling ourselves short? It can be our golf game or how we swing a golf club. I guess the point that I’m trying to make is that we all have elements of our game that we could improve upon. In my case my putting is an issue. So is clubhead speed in light of numbers that I saw in Orlando at the aboutGolf booth while on one of their simulators. My results looked so good at Demo Day and my drives sure as heck looked longer than 227 yards and a Swing Speed of 94 mph. If accurate, that means I’m down 20 mph (up to a 3 mph variance). That’s a lot! I may not get back the lost head speed and it might be a “golf consequence” of my September Stroke. But there are positives. My striking was great, I was in tempo and all things considered my putting seemed to be very solid on the practice greens. Positives!!

I know that it’s a human trait to look at the negatives but don’t sell yourself short. There are positives to your game and it’s not all doom and gloom.

Speaking of selling one’s self short… I need to talk about my Teezy Awards. When I mention these awards to manufacturers I do so in a way that almost discredits myself. At the very least… I demean myself. I talk about them “tongue and cheek” and use sarcasm by using words like “prestigious”. You know what?! They actually are… and I just realized it this morning (quite literally). The Teezy Awards aren’t Golf Digest Hot List nor are they MGS Most Wanted (I don’t follow them… and don’t care who they say is the “Most Wanted”). But to me… my Teezy Awards mean a little bit more. Here’s why…

  1. Golf Equipment manufacturers do not pay me for placing ads on my site
  2. I’m not sponsored by any companies
  3. I’m not swayed in any way shape or form to pick Brand A over Brand B
  4. My picks are genuine and based on what I use to pass judgement (my senses)
  5. I cover as many brands as possible no matter the size of the company. Every company deserves fair coverage. (I was one of the first to cover New Level Golf… long before the “big guys” did)

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Basically, when I place my stamp of approval on something… you know it’s good. I don’t need to say that I’m unbiased or honest. That’s something that should be assumed in this industry. Educating golfers through reviews. Genuine with a real touch of humanity is another thing and that’s what I bring to each and every one of you. That’s why I will no longer discredit myself or the Teezy Awards. They are an honor for those companies that get nominated or win.

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee