t’s Masters Sunday. A look at “Moving Day”, Phil Mickelson, Corey Conners, and Justin Rose. Golf courses don’t care how pretty a golf swing is. Just ask Adam Scott. The forecast in Augusta for Sunday, and Hideki Matsuyama what could be on the menu and the “Hideki-pause”. You may wanna incorporate it. Here’s why.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. (April 7, 2021) – TravisMathew is proud to officially announce an exciting new partnership with golf legend Lee Elder. Through this partnership, Mr. Elder will represent the company by wearing TravisMathew apparel and Cuater shoes on the golf course – including this week for his ceremonial opening tee shot at Augusta. He will also work with our team on original content to share his story as a champion, and a trailblazer in golf.
Mr. Elder won numerous professional events, all while setting a historic path throughout his career on Tour. After serving in the U.S. Army, he joined the United Golf Association Tour, recording 18 victories in 22 starts. Additionally, he won four PGA Tour events, eight Champions Tour events, and in 1975 he was the first Black player to compete in The Masters. In 1979, he also became the first Black golfer to qualify for the Ryder Cup. And this week, he is making history again as an Honorary Starter at Augusta on Thursday.
“All of us at TravisMathew are incredibly excited to play even just a small role in this historic moment at Augusta,” said TravisMathew CEO, Ryan Ellis. “Mr. Elder has spent his career breaking down barriers and continues to do so. We are very much looking forward to him educating and sharing his story with our employees and customers.”
Mr. Elder shared his thoughts on the partnership, “TravisMathew makes wonderful clothes. They are very comfortable and something I can play in, and swing in freely without feeling restricted in any way. They are also a very good company and I am happy to be affiliated with them and look forward to a long-term relationship. In addition to wearing their apparel, I’m excited to work with TravisMathew to share my story.”
TravisMathew is a leading innovator in lifestyle & performance apparel. Using best-in-class fabrications and designs, we are pushing forward a growing market trend toward casualization. For us, comfort comes first. Every TravisMathew product is created with attention to detail, designed to deliver the perfect fit and a soft, lightweight feel. By offering hundreds of varied, unique designs across monthly new product releases, we are establishing a new standard for the young professional. We want to elevate your look with details, subtleties, and craftsmanship that will get you noticed… but without flash or pretension. As an aspirational brand, TravisMathew prides itself on being approachable. Anyone and everyone can look great—and feel great—in TravisMathew. For more information, please visit http://www.travismathew.com.
It’s Masters week. “A tradition like no other”. In this episode of TeeBox Chatter, I welcome guest Tom Kennedy onto the tee. We discuss the ANA Inspiration, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the annual Drive, Chip and Putt Contest and of course, all things Masters. From favourites to food.
It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to say that I can wear shorts outside in March, without being somewhere in Florida. But yet, here we are. Some freakishly warm weather has struck Southern Ontario (Niagara) and the hills…err ranges are filled with the sound of golfers. For us up here, it’s provided a great chance to escape our igloos and get some much needed swing time in.
I’ve taken advantage of it, having no less than 4 range sessions in the books, including one session with my son. Man, he was striking the ball so well. Watching his flight, you wouldn’t know that he’s a new golfer. But, the range sessions have been very fruitful for me as well. I’m rehabbing rom recent surgery and after watching myself on video of my first session, which consequently made me want to vomit (it looked so ugly but it was a great striking session) I’ve been striking the ball well and using the time to test products.
It now truly is, #testingszn.
Early testing has involved a few products. Wedges from Edison Golf, the new Exotics C721 driver from Tour Edge Golf, apparel from BloqUV, and last but not least the speed training tool known as Rypstick.
There’s going to be a lot of information coming up on these products, so stay tuned right here. In the meantime, here is a VLOG from the other day. In the video, I mention a cold front moving in. It came. Wednesday was back to a seasonal 7*C, tomorrow it’s going to be a balmy 1*C, followed by a high of 4*C. I have a session planned for tomorrow, but it will be indoors.
Well, the time has come. It’s now officially #testingszn here at Until The Next Tee. Very recently, I’ve received a new product to review. Many thanks go out to Jon Claffey the Vice President of Marketing for Tour Edge Golf for giving me the opportunity to have a first-hand look at the new Exotics C721 driver.
For those not in the know, Tour Edge Golf has been on quite a roll over the last several years. The Batavia, Illinois based golf equipment manufacturer has seen record sales and continued growth. Earlier this year, Tour Edge received a huge boost when the legendary Bernhard Langer signed a contract with them to play their equipment. Quietly, Langer had the EXS Pro Hybrid in his bag during The 2020 Master’s Tournament.
When I think of Tour Edge Golf, I really think of them as one of the biggest “movers and shakers” in the golf industry. While they’ve been around for much longer than 2019, I have long felt that, that was the year that they really stood out. With that year’s release, the Exotics EXS, they proved that you can produce a premium product with all of the best technology without the massive price tag attached to it. The Exotics EXS 220 and EXS Pro range gave them even more momentum which brings us to the Exotics C721.
In the video below, I unbox the Exotics C721 and let me tell you, as you can see from the pictures above. This driver just from an aesthetics standpoint alone is different.
With the unboxing out of the way, the testing process has begun for this stick. Only time will tell whether this driver is an upgrade over the previous two generations. Stay tuned right here for more content on the testing process of the Exotics C721 driver.