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Skechers Golf Footwear – Style Meets Comfort

You can probably say that Matt Kuchar played a big part in putting Skechers golf footwear on the map, and rightfully so. Skechers shoes are great looking, functional and most of all, extremely comfortable. Their passion for functionality, style and comfort continues for both men and women. The Women’s GO Golf Drive – Shimmer shoes are the perfect example of...

Slow Play – “We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us”

The topic of slow play leapt into focus on social media when the number one and number three ranked players in the world, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy, criticized the time a few of their fellow Tour players take to get off a shot. This latest reaction was instigated by a video of Bryson DeChambeau preparing to putt at the...

ELY & GOLF Six Month Highlights

Golf equipment makers are mostly either privately owned such as TaylorMade Golf, PING and Tour Edge Golf or part of much larger companies as are Bridgestone, Cobra and Wilson. This makes taking the financial “temperature” of the industry difficult but fortunately the two largest Acushnet and Callaway Golf are publicly traded so we can get a good view of...

Mount Vintage Golf Club – A One of a Kind Golf Experience

Mount Vintage Golf Club is part of the Mount Vintage community, a well-established, private community which encompasses 2,000 acres of gently rolling terrain, with centuries of history that can be traced back to Native American tribes. Careful planning has gone into the community in an effort to enhance the natural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area. Mount Vintage is...

Graysburg Hills Golf Course – Three Nines That Will Delight Golfers

Graysburg Hills Golf Course in Chuckey, TN sits nestled in the East Tennessee foothills, one of the most scenic regions in the area. The course has been family owned and operated for over 40 years and is highly respected by locals and visitors alike for its maintenance standards: well-groomed fairways and putting surfaces. From the moment you step through...

Cummings Cove Golf Club – Fun, Relaxing, Enjoyable Mountain Golf

In 1938, chemist James Cummings sold his successful pharmaceutical companies in Buffalo and Toronto and began his search for the ideal, temperate climate where he could escape the extreme Buffalo winters. His search lead him to Hendersonville, NC, where he spent part of each year raising cattle on his farm, overlooking the French Broad river. For the rest of...

PGA Tour Schedule – Is Everybody Happy?

It is obvious professional golf cannot compete with football for the attention of sports fans not to mention the media. Therefore, for the 2018-2019 season the PGA Tour modified its schedule so the year-ending Tour Championship would be played before Labor Day and the kickoff of America’s sport…the NFL. The first attempt in 2013 at NFL-proofing was to designate the...

Swannies – New Twists on Men’s Golf Apparel

Swannies is a name you may not have heard of in the world of men’s and women’s golf apparel. They are an up and coming company out of Minnesota. The company got its start on a cold spring morning on the golf course. Co-founder Sam Swanson was playing with his friend Matt, who was known to play in sandals...

Lacoste Golf Apparel for Spring 2019 – See What You’ve Been Missing

Lacoste is well known for the tennis apparel, their iconic Croc logo has been gracing the courts of the All England Club for decades. What they are less known for, and do a really good job of, is making high quality golf apparel. One look at the Women’s Slim Fit Mini Pique Polo Dress and you’ll be convinced that...

Epic Flash Star –Ultra-Lightweight Ultra-Premium

Sometime ago Callaway Golf made the decision to create a club line that would appeal to a rather small but nonetheless significant portion of golfers looking for maximum performance. The target was those with slower swing speeds wanting the latest technology packaged in very lightweight high-performance clubs willing to pay prices in the upper end of the price spectrum. Callaway’s...

Monday After Royal Portrush – Lowry Triumphant – Tiger Irrelevant

Rain. Fog. Sunshine. Wind. Tucked pins. Fescue. Gorse. Rough. Humpy, bumpy, firm fairways. Texas wedges. Raised greens. Gigantic runoff areas. Convoluted 10 Stimpmeter putting surfaces. Reasons why The Open is the favorite major of many fans and at least some players. It’s entertaining to indulge in “after action” analysis of any major but especially the British Open which provides players and...

United States Golf Challenge – The Ryder Cup for Amateur Golfers

During the week of May 20th, 2019, there was a golf tournament at Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando Florida. Odds are you didn’t hear a thing about it, there was no radio, TV or press coverage that I am aware of. Although it was an International tournament, I doubt that you would know any of the players unless...

Swing Control Masters Collection – Keeping Things Under Control!

Swing Control. If you think about it, the name says it all. Swing, as in golf swing; Control as in tummy control. It’s brilliant, and from all indications, greatly appreciated by ladies who want to look their best as they make their way around the course. Swing Control is a Canadian-based, women’s golf apparel company whose skilled designers spent years...

SanSoleil Golf Apparel – Keeping You Safe and Looking Good on The Links

SanSoleil, the world leader in sun protection golf apparel, has partnered with Play for P.I.N.K., a charity that supports thousands of volunteers nationwide as they raise funds for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events. P.I.N.K. stands for Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge and the $4.75 million they raise annually goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation....

Mountain Air – A Great Place to Live and Play No Matter How You Get Here

Mountain Air is truly a unique private community that combines gracious country club living with unparalleled natural beauty, all in a spectacular mountaintop setting in Western North Carolina. The history of the Mountain Air community dates back to the 1990s. It was the vision of two families – the Banks and the Youngs – whose goal was to create a mountaintop...