The 2023 Part Two collection of top designs launching in August from premium high-tech golf apparel brand Galvin Green reflects the influence of the ocean on the game of golf, with a vibrant palette of colours and patterns that will resonate with golfers who enjoy playing coastal courses. The latest designs from the brand at the forefront of clothing technology and sustainability incorporate an array of mesmerising maritime motifs and prints, matched with bright colours across each apparel category to ensure serious golfers can play with full confidence in their clothing in all weather conditions. “The maritime world plays a key role at many golfing venues around the world and so we wanted to showcase this aspect in our latest all-encompassing golf apparel collection,” said Designer Batur Raza Muhammad. “These distinctive designs feature some of our brightest and popular colours to deliver stylish looks, while the use of the latest high-tech fabric technologies guarantees our promise of unrivalled performance that golfers have come to expect from Galvin Green,” he added. Working with responsibly sourced bluesign® approved fabrics across all apparel categories, the brand is introducing more than 100 new pieces to offer men, women and junior golfers the most extensive choice of long-lasting golf apparel on the market.
The new Part Two Men’s Collection
Headlining the new GORE-TEX jacket options is the sporty AXLEY half-zip with a striking hexagonal print and contrasting piping across the chest to deliver a signature Galvin Green look. The timeless waterproof and windproof style features a mesh lining for added warmth, as well as shaped sleeves, adjustable cuffs and chest tabs for easy movement and a comfortable fit. It comes in three modern colourways, including the nautical-themed Navy/Blue/White option. Another addition is the stretch fabric ASHFORD Paclite® half-zip jacket. It features the subtle brand logo in a tonal print that spans the chest and a contrasting zipper to ensure the versatile option can be worn both on and off the course. The lightweight garment is available in three stylish colour combinations. The jacket range is comprised of 27 pieces that can be matched up with three different waterproof pants to form the ultimate rain suit. These include the top-of-the range ALPHA pant; lined ANDY style offering added warmth, plus the ARTHUR Paclite® pant in a practical and lightweight design.
The trendy LUCIEN is a welcome addition to the versatile INTERFACE™ jacket range and is a great windproof and water repellent option. The breathable jacket features a vivid strip with woven Galvin Green branding to the right side of the garment and provides a warming effect level 2. The ultra-modern LATHAN vest in a sharp design completes the standout INTERFACE™ options and incorporates stylish colours, including Navy/White, Cool Grey/Navy and Forged Iron/Black.
The eco-generation INSULA™ range of warm mid-layers is bolstered by the arrival of the smart DURANTE in an athletic design for the coldest days on the course. Available in three striking patterns, the sweater features Thermore® padding on the shoulders and back to deliver extra comfort and warmth. It is joined by the on-trend DESMOND hoodie incorporating a new lightweight material. Launched earlier this summer, the leading VENTIL8™ PLUS shirt range offers more than a dozen styles, including the MALCOLM and MO shirts that feature striking maritime prints inspired by the natural beauty of bucket list golfing venues to deliver unrivalled premium looks and top performance. All VENTIL8™ PLUS shirts provide excellent moisture-transportation properties and breathability to keep the body dry, while offering UV 20+ protection in warmer temperatures.
The Galvin Green Part Two Women’s Collection
The new women’s GORE-TEX range delivers top performance in the harshest of conditions and is headlined by the all-new AIDA waterproof jacket with lightweight mesh lining for added warmth and breathability. It features a two-way front zipper for a perfect fit and comes in a super eye-catching Coral/White/Cool Grey option for a perfect blend of functionality and style. A new addition to the water resistant and windproof INTERFACE™ jacket range is the LEORA. Made from stretch fabric and Thermore® padding for a warming effect level three, the versatile jacket features a soft quilted pattern and comes in three classy colours. The leading INSULA™ line-up is strengthened by the addition of the DARLENA – the brand’s first ever padded Women’s sweater. The soft and stylish mid-layer provides an extremely warm and breathable option. It is complimented by the sporty DAGMAR hoodie with a subtle ‘GG’ logo and slits at the hip for the perfect fit. The garment is also crafted using the new lightweight material. A marine-inspired combination follows into the VENTIL8™ PLUS range. The MALENA shirt in the Navy/White/Blue Bell colourway and matching MABEL skort spearhead the stylish options for women golfers designed to deliver top breathability and thermal regulation in warm conditions.
The Galvin Green Junior Collection
The trendy RYKER hoodie leads the way in the contemporary range for younger players. Designed to deliver unrivalled comfort, the garment features the distinctive ‘GG’ logo at the centre and prominent branding on the left sleeve. The RAZ sweater is also new in a vibrant, ocean-themed Blue colourway. The full Part Two collection is completed by a selection of shorts and skorts, SKINTIGHT™ thermal garments, plus complementary accessories such as caps, belts and bandanas.
Galvin Green, the premium hi-tech apparel brand, has scripted striking outfits for four of its leading Tour ambassadors taking part in The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool this week, including three players on the cusp of making Europe’s Ryder Cup team in September. They are led by Englishman Jordan Smith – fresh from a strong showing at the Genesis Scottish Open where he finished in a tie for 12 th. Two-time DP World Tour winner Jordan currently occupies 12 th place in the European Ryder Cup standings, followed by former Ryder Cup star Dane Thorbjørn Olesen in 15 th and Sweden’s Alexander Björk in 20 th spot. They will be joined by England’s Laurie Canter, one of the LIV Golf trailblazers. Here are the colourful, high-performance garments that the four are set to wear as they take on the challenging Hoylake links, in addition to the market-leading Galvin Green outerwear and mid-layers they might need.
The Open Championship 2023: The looks of Galvin Green
Jordan Smith will step on the first tee on Thursday wearing the bold MADDEN short-sleeve shirt featuring a free-flowing wave print in the Navy/White colourway along with the matching NOAH trousers in Navy. Smith’s full-line up of performance-driven designs include: The MAXIMUS shirt inspired by a still, calm ocean in Sharkskin and NOAH pants in Black; the tri-tone MO shirt offering a contemporary look in the Cool Grey/White/Navy colourway and navy NOAH trousers; MADDEN shirt in the refreshing Cool Grey/White colourway with matching NOAH trousers in Sharkskin.
Thorbjørn Olesen, winner of the Thailand Classic earlier this year, will be looking to elevate his season with a strong showing at Royal Liverpool wearing the following outfits: The distinctive MARKOS shirt in a gleaming water-themed print to deliver a supremely eye-catching look paired with the NOAH trousers in the Ensign Blue/Navy and Navy colourways respectively; MADDEN design in the bright Blue/White option and NOAH in White; the MAXIMUS in Sharkskin and NOAH pants in Black; plus the MO shirt in the vibrant Cool Grey/White/Sunny Lime colour and NOAH in Sharkskin.
Alexander Björk, who has played in Galvin Green apparel since turning Professional in 2009, will sport a selection of athletic looks that include: The MARKOS shirt in a mesmerising Navy/Orange colourway paired with the NOAH trousers in Navy for a super stylish appearance; vivid MO shirt in Black/White/Sharkskin and black NOAH trousers; distinctively bright MANOLO shirt in a fun print of small lighthouses and tee pegs, along with the NOAH trousers in Sharkskin; plus the MADDEN style in a super vibrant Orange/White colour complemented by the contrasting NOAH trousers in Navy.
Laurie Canter, who successfully booked his place at the 151 st Open through winning the Final Qualifying event at Royal Porthcawl in challenging conditions, will wear the following outfits: The MARKOS shirt in Blue/Navy and matching NOAH pants in Navy; MALCOLM shirt in a stylish Black/Sharkskin/Red colour combination that is inspired by the natural beauty of coastal golfing venues and NIXON trousers in Black; trendy MICO shirt designed to project a bird’s eye view of the ocean from above and NIXON pants in Sharkskin; as well as the MADDEN in Navy/White and matching NOAH trousers in Navy.
“We’ve assembled these top-quality outfits to ensure our Tour Ambassadors look the part and perform at their best on the biggest stage,” said Conor Petters, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland. “Wearing our hi-tech clothes will hopefully give our players the edge to play at their peak and help secure a Ryder Cup spot further down the line in some cases,” he added. All VENTIL8 PLUS shirts and trousers provide excellent moisture transportation properties and breathability to keep the body dry, while offering UV 20+ protection in warmer temperatures. Easy to maintain, the garments also dry quickly and without the need to iron. To explore the Galvin Green looks that will be worn at Hoylake, visit www.galvingreen.com.
Leading high-performance golf apparel brand Galvin Green offers golfers its most all-encompassing rain wear line-up yet to help overcome the increasingly unpredictable weather patterns faced during a round of golf.
The latest fully waterproof range offers a first-class jacket and pant pairing in the uncompromising GORE-TEX stretch with C-KNITTM backer fabric; ten designs crafted using the lightweight GORE-TEX Paclite® technology; and five styles with mesh lining for added warmth. A total of eight functional models incorporate stretch fabric for added flexibility during the golf swing.
Galvin Green: Garments for demanding conditions
“Utilising the best-performing waterproof membrane on the market in the most fit-for-purpose rain wear pieces is testament to our never compromise approach to product design,” said Product Manager Sofia Ask Klason. “With our extensive offering using a number of different fabric technologies, serious golfers have a stellar choice of responsibly sourced designs that meet the requirements faced when playing in increasingly unpredictable and demanding conditions out on the golf course,” she added.
A decade ago, in 2013, the first Galvin Green GORE-TEX jackets and pants using bluesign® approved eco-friendly fabric were added to the range. All waterproof garments in the latest line continue to use these sustainable materials that maximise a golfer’s performance; while, at the same time seek to minimise social and environmental impact.
New flagship jacket
Leading the range is the striking new ALISTER jacket – offering the most premium performance-enhancing and reliable waterproof features on the market. The full-zip model is crafted using GORE-TEX stretch with C-KNITTM backer fabric and features a smooth ‘slide and glide’ interior and Superstretch inserts across the back and elbows for unrivalled freedom of movement in the swing.
The addition of reinforced TechsteelTM material at the shoulders delivers greater durability without compromising movement during the swing. It also features water repellent zippers, front pockets and a chest and collar width for extra comfort and protection in adverse weather conditions.
The matching ALPHA superstretch waterproof trousers with C-KNITTM backer are available in as many as 15 different size options across waist and leg lengths. The pant includes an elasticated waist and drawstring for the perfect fit; adjustable leg width; front pockets with fleece lining; a zipper fly opening and water-repellent zippers; plus an abrasion-resistant fabric on the leg hem.
Suited to golfers with limited space in their golf bag, the award-winning ARMSTRONG men’s jacket in GORE-TEX Paclite® fabric with enhanced stretch capabilities offers great flexibility during a round of golf. The tri-blend design weighs in at just 300 grams (in size medium) and features shaped sleeves to allow for a full range of movement in the golf swing; an adjustable chest width and front pockets for increased comfort. It is available in as many as seven striking colourways and is designed to paired with the matching ARTHUR Paclite® pants.
A new addition to the women’s GORE-TEX Paclite® range is the sleek ALLY jacket with contrast detailing on the zipper and sides. It features shaped sleeves to deliver seamless movement in the swing; welcome details like front pockets and a two-way front zipper; as well as a repositioned side seam for optimum comfort. It comes in three stylish colours and is best paired with the ALINA pants also featuring GORE-TEX Paclite® stretch fabric in a number of sizes for the perfect fit.
Lined waterproofs for added warmth
The sporty ALBERT men’s jacket is a great option for those golfers seeking a fully waterproof style that stands up to the test on cold wet days. The lightweight mesh lining delivers an added warming effect by trapping warm air between the body and clothing pieces, while the use of stretch fabric in the design ensures golfers can continue to swing comfortably regardless of the weather. New colourways include White/Navy/Orange and Navy/White/Blue combinations.
Another popular model is the ARLIE jacket that can be paired up with layers underneath to ensure optimal performance in rain, wind and cold. It is available in three colours and up to 5XL in size. Complimenting the two men’s lined jackets are the breathable ANDY pants with an elasticated waist and drawstring ensuring an optimal fit, plus strategically positioned abrasion resistant fabric at the leg hem.
For women golfers, the sophisticated ANYA jacket with mesh lining delivers a clean look when paired with the matching ANNA pants. The functional jacket incorporates useful features like an inner chest pocket and convenient two-way front zipper and is offered in four stylish colours including a new Blue/Reflex option.
Last year, the brand marked three decades of innovation using GORE-TEX fabric across its full range of waterproof garments. From the very first Galvin Green rain jacket to the full-featured ALISTER jacket of today, the brand has sold almost 1.3 million GORE-TEX garments. For details of the latest rain wear line-up, visit www.galvingreen.com.
Mizuno, the Japanese equipment manufacturer known for its attention to detail in the production of high-performance golf equipment, is delighted to release a new collection of cold weather golf apparel combining refined, soft touch materials with practical golf tailoring on a foundation of proven Mizuno core apparel technologies. The collection proves that “Nothing Feels Like a Mizuno.”
Mizuno’s Autumn-Winter 2022 Apparel Collection showcases exceptional Mizuno technologies married with refined style and ultimate comfort. Core technologies in the collection offer heightened performance in challenging conditions:
In the rainNexlite Flex offers complete waterproofness and incredible flexibility.
Incredible warmth is delivered by Mizuno’s Breath Thermo Technology, a fabric that captures and generates heat from escaping body vapour. Also featuring is Mizuno Thermal Plus, a material that regulates the dissipation of body heat.
Dynamic movement comes through Biogearwhich reduces muscle/joint fatigue due to stretch, pressure and shape. Mizuno Move Tech, is an anatomically patterned, four-way-stretch fabric.
The Mizuno Autumn-Winter 2022 Apparel Collection includes:
The Nexlite Flex Jacket, available in Coral Red, Black, Deep Navy and Grey, is so lightweight and free moving, that you might forget to take it off when the rain stops. Water resistant to 20,000mm, breathable at 25,000g/m2, and with 15% additional stretch. The jacket remains water repellent even after numerous washes. In addition, the material is free from environmentally harmful perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
Available in Deep Navy and Black, Nexlite Flex Trousers feature all the same technologies as the Nexlite Flex Jacket, and they come with an elasticated waistband for maximum comfort.
The Breath Thermo Move Down Jacket and Gilet offer the promise of absolute warmth and comfort from the moment you slip them on thanks to Breath Thermo warming technology. Available in three colours, Grey, Black and Reds, the garments Instinctively fit snugly to the body, trapping warm air but providing a surprising level of movement and golfing flexibility. These ultimate cold weather garments are so warm and so stylish, you’ll also wear them away from the course.
The Breath Thermo Move Tech Jacket and Gilet are highly efficient all-round, mid-weight garments providing a well-considered balance of warmth, and movement. Available in three colours, Grey, Black and Blue, they offer great warmth thanks to Breath Thermo Technology, while Mizuno’s Move Tech lining provides ease of golfing movement.
Breath Thermo ST Polo, in White, Black, Purple and Red and in heat-generating Breath Themro fabric, is a soft touch, substantial weight polo which will keep you warm in the winter’s midday sun. It features a striking chest stripe line with contrasting bold colours to cut through the winter light. The Breath Thermo Graphic Polo, in White, Black, Red and Blue, features a unique graphic pattern design running across the chest. The Breath Thermo Long Sleeve Polo, in White, Black, Blue and Olive is also constructed from heat generating Breath Thermo fabric.
The Winter Breeze Block ¼ Zip, in Grey, Blue, Olive and Purple, is a mid-weight garment with a comfortable, relaxed cuff offering a bold, contrasting and athletic design. The Winter Breeze Elite ¼ Zip, in Grey, Blue, Black and Purple, delivers classic golf style with an athletic design. It’s a mid-weight garment featuring a comfortable relaxed cuff. It offers contrasting shoulder piping and the Runbird logo on chest and yoke. The Winter Breeze ¼ Zip, in Grey, Blue, Olive and Purple, features a unique contrasting combination on the back and front. It’s a mid-weight garment with a comfortable, relaxed cuff providing functionality and style.
The Winter Elite Trousers, available in Grey, Black and Deep Navy, are substantial cold weather trousers featuring Mizuno’s Move Tech four-way stretch fabric for ease of movement. They have a brushed lining for warmth and comfort.
Also in the Autumn-Winter collection, the Breath Thermo Biogear Base Layer is an essential winter garment. Not only do the Breath Thermo and Thermal Plus technologies help maintain a consistent body temperature but the BiogGear fabric also helps to reduce muscle fatigue through its snug fit and pressure.
The Breath Thermo Graphic Beanie features Mizuno’s heat generating Breath Thermo fabric to keep you warm in the coldest conditions. It’s available in four different colour options: Grey, Black, Blue and Olive. Breath Thermo Pom Pom Beanie offers an old-school look in heat-generating Breath Thermo Fabric. It’s available in Grey, Black, Blue and Red. Both beanies come in packs of three.
Completing the Autumn-Winter 2022 apparel line-up, the Mizuno Players Belt is available in three bold colours – Charcoal Grey, Black and Deep Navy.
Mizuno has always strived to “create the best products for consumers,” and the entire Autumn-Winter 2022 Apparel Collection adheres firmly to that spirit and desire, while offering the best performance benefits that modern technology can bring. #nothingfeelslikeamizuno
For further information on Mizuno’s full range of golf equipment, apparel and accessories visit: MizunoGolf.com.
The BOGNER Golf collection combines an active lifestyle with luxurious comfort and a hint of glamour. Highly functional essentials are the best equipment for long days on the golf course: a waterproof finish and taped seams offer protection from the rain; high-performance Thermore® insulation gives mid-layers moisture-regulating, quick-drying and warming qualities; Powerstretch guarantees freedom of movement, and the lightweight quality of tech jersey ensures the best in comfort.
Each Bogner golf collection is used to layer styles individually to create the perfect golf outfit according to your needs and regardless of the season. The selection of pants, polos, skirts, jackets and accessories combine sporty appeal and timeless style. Modern contrast stripes, monochrome elegance, neutral colors and sporty silhouettes lend the unmistakable Bogner look – true to the motto Athluxury Sports Fashion.
Bogner: Lifestyle since 1932
Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KGaA, based in Munich, is an internationally successful lifestyle company and the leading provider of exclusive sports fashion, luxurious sportswear and designer fashion. The company appears in over 50 countries with the BOGNER (Woman, Man, Sport, Kids) and FIRE+ICE brands as well as licences. The company, which has existed since 1932, is led by Heinz Hackl and Gerrit Schneider, owner is Willy Bogner represented by trustee Arndt Geiwitz. More information: bogner.com.
The 2022 Part Two Galvin Green collection launched this month by the leading apparel brand is inspired by serious golfers looking to reach their peak in performance no matter the weather, while a commitment to never compromise lies at the heart of a line of long-lasting garments designed to minimise impact on the environment.
The series of eye-catching pyramid designs incorporated into the collection were chosen to challenge traditional golfing conceptions. The distinctive shape signifies the ideals behind the range, crowned with a peak of devotion and excellence. The collection boasts bold garments and designs suitable for all conditions to help deliver the ultimate GameDay experience.
“The margins are incredibly fine when the pressure is on out on the course and peak performance is achieved when mind and body work in perfect harmony,” said CEO Nicholai Stein. “With that in mind, our designers created a range of shirts that will allow every serious golfer to walk on to the course with complete trust in what they are wearing. The new range offers industry-leading performance and stylish design, with environmental concerns firmly at the forefront of our creative process,” he added.
Winner of the prestigious 2021 Sports Technology Award for Sustainability, Galvin Green has further boosted its green credentials with The Part Two Collection boasting a greater depth of sustainable garments than any other on the market, thanks to the use of innovative Bluesign® approved fabrics and materials certified by OEKO-TEX Standard 100.
Headlining the new GORE-TEX jacket range and following on from the highly successful Armstrong jacket is the sporty Albert with small pyramid patterns across the chest. Manufactured using Bluesign approved fabric, the 100% waterproof and windproof jacket incorporates lightweight mesh lining, front and chest pockets, plus a repositioned side seam for ultimate comfort. Packed with unrivalled performance enhancing features, the jacket is available in three stylish colourways. Matching the new jacket is the Andy, available in a wide range of sizes to fit every serious golfer.
The versatile Liam interface jacket features the striking appearance of peaks on the V-shaped Thermore padding that spans the chest for added warmth, as well as a super stylish look. It’s joined by the classic-looking Leroy gilet as well as the new windproof and water-resistant Lane Interfacetrousers as ideal options tailored to all-year golf.
The eco-generation Insulam range is strengthened with the addition of the smart Dason full-zip midlayer that combines exceptional breathability with thermal regulation. It features a textured design on the body with contrasting arms, while the front pockets and soft and stretchy Bluesign approved fabric allow for complete freedom of movement during the golf swing. Meanwhile, new for Part Two 2022, the Dexter sweater provides incredible warmth thanks to Thermore padding along the chest.
Among the leading Ventil8 Plus shirts to incorporate the new pattern design is the stylish and highly breathable Makai available in three modern colourways and featuring a tailored collar and open sleeve ends for extra comfort. The latest Skintight thermal base layer range includes the Elmo long sleeved, crew neck vest for optimum warmth in cold conditions, plus the Ebbe leggings made from hi-tech fabrics.
The extensive women’s collection offers a wide variety of comfort combinations with striking patterns and bold colourways throughout the range. A new addition includes the windproof and water-repellent Lene Interface gilet. The extremely breathable garment is constructed from partial stretch Bluesign approved fabric and Thermore padding to provide ultimate on-course comfort and warmth. Available in two colours and six sizes, the gilet features a full-length zip, front pockets and an elasticated drawstring for the perfect fit. The 100% waterproof Aila is now available in a new Navy/Green colourway, offering an ultra breathable and lightweight Gore-Tex Paclite jacket for the most demanding conditions.
New to the Part Two collection, the Levana Interface-1 trousers are windproof with a water repellent membrane, making them the ideal choice for golf in demanding conditions. Constructed from stretchy Bluesign approved fabric, the trousers feature front and back pockets as well as a zipper fly opening, for complete on-course comfort.
Providing the opportunity for bold and unique outfit pairings, the new Mireya Ventil8 Plus polo made from breathable Quickdry fabric can be blended perfectly with the stylish Marie skort and Mila in Holly Green, or Petra shorts for the ultimate summer outfit that offers UV protection 20+.
The extended junior range includes the fully wind and waterproof Robert, the highly breathable and lightweight Paclite jacket features front pockets, an elastic drawstring at the hem and is available in four stand-out colourways. The soft and stretchy Rob hoodie provides unbeatable on-course comfort and paired with the striking patterned Ruben polo shirt constructed from Quickdry fabric, junior golfers have the perfect GameDay outfit.
The full Part Two collection is completed by a selection of shorts and skorts, Skintight thermal garments, plus complementary accessories such as caps, belts and bandanas.
For details of the latest clothing options, visit www.galvingreen.com
Original Penguin by Munsingwear, within the golf division of Perry Ellis International, Inc., congratulates brand ambassador Cameron Smith for winning the 150th Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews, the home of golf, for his first major and third worldwide victory of the year.
Smith cut a stylish figure all week in Original Penguin‘s Golf collection, with the UK’s Sunday Times newspaper likening his striking Bunker Print Golf Polo to a piece of modern art.
Ultimately, it was Smith’s competitive spirit, precise iron play and peerless putting that landed the Australian his maiden major championship.
“We congratulate Cameron for winning the 150th Open in a stirring come-from-behind record setting fashion,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, President and CEO of Perry Ellis International. “A bogey-free 64 final round enabled Cameron to tie for the lowest total score under par in major championship history and showed the world his mental fortitude and gift for performing the best on the sport’s biggest stages. We are proud to have Cameron, with 10 career worldwide victories and a major, as an Original Penguin brand ambassador.”
“This place is so cool, to have the 150th Open here and to come away with the win at St. Andrews is pretty special,” stated Smith. “To look at the names on the trophy and then to add mine is unreal. All of the hard work I have done over the years has started to pay off and this one definitely makes it worth it.” With the win, Smith jumps up to #2 in the FedExCup standings and Official World Golf Rankings. “I had a lot of support out here and that kept me plugging away. To win an Open championship is a golfer’s highlight and to do it here is another level. The game’s best players have won here so it’s pretty cool to have my name on the Claret Jug.”
For the week, Smith wore Original Penguin’s golf collection polos featuring its new Re-Originals sustainable fabrication. The eco-friendly polos, including the Bunker Print Golf Polo (worn Saturday) and Retro Geo Print Golf Polo (worn Sunday) are crafted with 30% recycled polyester and use a double-knit high-gauge fabrication for superior performance and aesthetics. Complementing the winning look, on and off the course, is the Autumn 2022 Polar Pete Outerwear Collection highlighted by the 70’s Insulated Mixed Media Vest (as seen on Friday) and 1/4 Zip 90’s Color Block Wind Jacket (worn Thursday). For over 60 years Original Penguin, and its namesake icon Pete, the Penguin, has been adorned and adored by the masters of leisure and sport to define itself as an American classic.
Today, the Penguin icon still stands as a signal for those who know how to be an original and what you wear for the good times. By Landmark Media
As part of the new agreement, the Hawaii-based brand, Maui Jim, not only renowned for their superior lens technology and premium collections. But also, it will supply eyewear to DP World Tour staff working at events across the world.
Benefiting from global marketing rights as well as an onsite presence at several tournaments throughout the season. The agreement will also enable Maui Jim to further engage with golf fans around the world across traditional news media and digital platforms.
Besides being the Official Eyewear Supplier to the DP World Tour, Maui Jim will also become the Official Eyewear Supplier to two Rolex Series events each season. The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in the UK, and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
The brand is already a familiar site in professional golf, with brand ambassadors including professionals such as Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jorge Campillo.
About Maui Jim
Invented more than 30 years ago to combat the harsh rays of the Hawaiian sun. All Maui Jim sunglasses cut 100 percent of harmful UV rays and 99.9 percent of glare from above, below and behind each lens.
Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2® lenses increase definition and depth perception. This is particularly important for golf, and can be found in a wide variety sport and casual styles for both men and women.
Martijn Van Eerde – Senior Director, Marketing EMEA & APAC of Maui Jim.
“We take great pride in the renewal of our partnership. In 2019 we boosted our presence in golf by becoming official supplier of the Tour. A relationship that quickly proved to work very well. Therefore, we immediately saw a great fit between our teams and culture. The pandemic of course abruptly interrupted progress. However, now we feel very fortunate to be able resume our joint efforts with this milestone agreement.
Golfers around the world, as well as many working in and around the sport, can benefit greatly from using our products and technology. We look forward to working with the European Tour group across the DP World Tour. As well as to further develop that potential alongside our efforts in tennis, Formula 1, SailGP and of course Manchester United partnerships.”
Max Hamilton – Commercial Director at the European Tour group.
“We’re delighted to welcome Maui Jim as our Official Eyewear Supplier. Also excited to see their products in use by our teams across the world during the new DP World Tour season. The brand is premium, high tech, and globally minded. Therefore, this partnership felt like a perfect fit for both parties. We look forward to promoting the brand to golf fans through a series of digital and tournament specific activations.”
Press Release by European Tour Group Communications
Arccos – the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf – today announced it has teamed up with Samsung to launch the Arccos Caddie app for the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, leveraging the Wear OS Powered by Samsung platform built jointly with Google to benefit golfers around the world.
By working closely with Samsung to participate in the launch of the first Samsung smartwatch to leverage Wear OS Powered by Samsung, Arccos has reaffirmed its position as the global category leader for on-course performance tracking and insights. Its members have recorded more than 7 million rounds and 460 million shots with the system while playing golf courses in 194 countries. This feeds the world’s largest on-course dataset, which now includes 31 billion separate data points that are analysed to help golfers perform their best.
Arccos Caddie App for Wear OS Powered by Samsung on New Samsung Galaxy Watches
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 users will now be able to use Arccos Caddie to receive precise GPS distances while in-play and review their shots and clubs used post game. Later this year, Arccos will also incorporate Health Services API information into the Arccos Caddie app for Wear OS Powered by Samsung, as well as enable users to see a variety of statistics from previous rounds.
“Samsung has long been a global leader in wearable technology and Wear OS Powered by Samsung comes with some major enhancements for developers,” said Ryan Johnson, Arccos’ Vice President of Software Engineering. “Our team has found the platform very easy to develop on and the result is a seamless integration between our app, the Samsung Galaxy Watch-4 Series and Android smartphones.”
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, Arccos Caddie automatically tracks shots while delivering in-round insights and post-round Strokes Gained Analytics. The system includes the world’s first A.I. powered rangefinder, smart club distance averages for each club and caddie advice for any hole on earth. These innovative features combine to help golfers of all skill levels make smarter decisions, improve faster and shoot lower scores. In 2020, the average new Arccos member improved their handicap by 5.02 strokes.
About Arccos Golf LLC
Arccos Golf LLC develops game-changing connected golf products. The company is revolutionising the golfing experience by integrating automatic shot tracking with Artificial Intelligence to deliver unparalleled insights that help players maximize their potential. Listed among the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, ranking #3 in the Sports category globally, Arccos boasts the golf industry’s richest data set. Its official partners include PING (smart clubs), Cobra Golf (smart clubs) and TaylorMade (smart clubs). For more information, please visit: www.arccosgolf.com.
When looking for new golf shoes I had a hard time finding the right ones. The big names like Nike, Adidas, Puma, FootJoy and so on were mostly disappointing. They bored me. It seems like there’s just three types of golf shoes out there: 1. unstylish, dull and uninspired shoes for the masses, 2. super technical shoes that try to look like they’re from outer space (and sometimes are close to what the hipsters call “dad shoes”), shoes that might get you easier into Berghain Club than into a club house 3. the super traditional ones that have had basically the same look for over fifty years now. Some even in the “kiltie” style. I mean, to each his own, it’s ok to have any of them, like them, wear them, but it’s just not for me. So I was checking for the underdogs again and well there is more than you might think, definitely more than most of us know of. There’s Tomo Shoes, Goatlane, True Linkswear, Cuater, Jack Grace, Canoos, Back9, Payntr, Straight Down and in the far east there’s Admiral, Beams and Daily Grass. And then there’s Golfkicks. Never heard of any of them? Now you did. I couldn’t go through all of them, but tested a few of these promising brands’ models on various courses and in different conditions and I have to say: next time you’re looking for a good pair of golf shoes you definitely don’t need to make the big names bigger, they already have enough money. Check out these smaller brands, give back to the scene, check the ones run by golfers for golfers. They’re all worth it!
(Just in case you’ll wonder about the „Putting POV“ in my ratings – it actually means that the look straight down on my shoes while putting does [believe it or not] affect my putting ability. What might sound like a rare disease to some of you is really a thing to me and I’m probably not the only visually sensitive person on this planet „suffering“ from this.)
True Linkswear – True Knit II
Appearance and material:
It’s a nice, clean, lightweight and spikeless sock fit sneaker for the summer in a modern look without trying to be futuristic, more like a clean running shoe. As the name implies it’s knitted – 90% Polyester and 10% Spandex, means they’re very flexible. When the package reached me in the office (including a shoe bag, nice!), I immediately put them on, walked around a while and, honestly, I totally forgot to take them off again for the rest of the day. They don’t even feel like a golf shoe. Actually they’re so comfty and light, flexible yet with a proper support that I’m even thinking about taking them on my summer vacation to the greek islands for hiking. Not kidding!
On the course:
Nice: once you get on the club’s parking lot, you don’t have to squat in the car seat or open trunk to put on your shoes as you just slip into them – even unlaced as they’re sock fit. Extra nice: you actually don’t even HAVE to change shoes – they’re suitable for driving (as a good bunch of spikeless golf shoes are). And as I just said, they’re super comfy, flexible, extremely lightweight (coming in at less than 300 g) with a soft walking sole and a proper grip. I didn’t test them in a rainy situation on wet grass, but that’s probably not the conditions you’d wear them anyway – the True Knit II is a summer shoe for the dry and warm rounds of golf from (northern hemisphere’s) April to October. The material actually IS water repelling, but the tiny holes of its knitted fabrics don’t really call for being a rainy day pick. What I really liked is its flexibility of its one-piece shell that makes it comfortable no matter what your feet are shaped, hence with its flex it probably won’t even matter if you’ve bought them slightly too small. You basically don’t feel anything, nothing squeezes, presses, pokes or scratches. I wore them on an 18 hole round on Wilkendorf’s Sandy Lyle course which is an uneven walk with lots of up- and downhill (compared to other Berlin area courses) and after finish I absolutely didn’t have the urge to take them off. While I’m generally cautious with new shoes, usually just take them on a 9-holer or carry a worn-in pair in my bag to change whenever my feet call for it, without a doubt I’d take these directly on 18 holes or more. Note: I can imagine that its flex might be too much for some people that need a really firm stand. They twist and flex and do whatever your feet are up to. Some people don’t like that. I do. We instantly became friends. Me, my feet and the true Knit II. Recommend!
Looks – 7.5/10
Comfort – 10/10
Traction – 8.5/10
Waterproof – 5/10
Innovation – 8/10
Putting POV – 8/10
Colors – 4 (black, grey, dark blue, off white)
Price – 140,- $
Jack Grace – Innovator
Appearance and material:
They have a very classic golf shoe look yet not being „traditional“ or even outdated. In a sleek and dressy aesthetic that resembles a bit of the Callaway Swami 2.0 – except for the saddle -, a spikeless, stylish traction sole in white and rubber and well crafted leather upper material, they’re light and feel durable and quality made, coming in a slick box with extra laces and a shoe bag. Actually you can wear these shoes on a wedding and nobody would recognize (just in case you have to hurry from the course to your best friend’s wedding). The absolute killer feature: interchangeable saddles. There’s dozens of extra saddles (+ laces) in various colors you can buy and simply change and fine tune your dress.
On the course:
Had some little rain on my test turf, the Arnold Palmer course in Bad Saarow, but my feet stayed dry and the sole still had a firm grip. It took me a while to break into them, as my wide foot needs lots of room but after some 9 holers they were worn-in. Looking down at these while putting gave me confidence, leaving me with a putting score below two (which is good for my mediocre level). I’d love to say that the red saddle I got with them (and which I put on for a round) made me feel like Tiger on those black shoes, but, well, it didn’t. I am not Tiger. Not the shoe’s fault, but I put back on the black saddles. Looks cleaner anyway. But I really, really like the idea of the interchangeable extra saddles you can get for this shoe. What a simple but great innovation! There’s three dozen colors and pattern variations for the saddles and with the three basic models and colored laces there’s so many options that it sometimes might be hard to decide. Hmm, the green saddles matching to the belt, the yellow ones to the polo’s embroidery, the grey ones to the cap, the blue ones to the bag and the black ones to the car… darling, would you help me? I’m deeply stuck in decision…
Looks – 7/10
Comfort – 7/10
Traction – 8/10
Waterproof – 8.5/10
Innovation – 9/10
Putting POV – 8/10
Colors – 3 basic models (black, grey, white) and a truckload of saddle colors and designs, too many to count
Price – shoes 129,- $/ saddles 20,- to 35,- $ depending on color, design, material
Oh boy, what a stylish piece of work these are! It can’t get more classier than this one and style wise they’re exactly what I was looking for. In the clean and timeless look of the simplistic sports shoes era of the 70s like Adidas Stan Smith, Puma Suede, Cons Pro Leather or Nike Classic Tennis this Swedish newcomer shoe brand is delivering superior leather craftsmanship. All shoes are made in Portugal with Italian leather. And if someone knows a thing or two about leatherwork then it’s the Italians and the Iberians, thus its first impression was matchless: high quality genuine leather, nicely crafted and sewn, the spikeless traction sole doesn’t even look like a traction sole from the side as its hidden by the outsole that closes with the ground, making the shoe look even more like a casual everyday sports shoe – lovely. Love at first sight. Its super clean look is all I want from a golf shoe. A clean and stylish packaging with an included shoe bag and extra laces completes the whole thing and as an add on you’ll get a small bag with a bunch of Goatlane-green tees. Nice.
On the course:
I took them on a round at Bad Saarow’s Arnold Palmer and some rounds at my home club, Semlin Golf Resort, and as it usually does with handmade leather shoes it also took a little to break into them, but once they’re worn-in they’re comfortable friends. They’re waterproof, so a little rain won’t shock you and the traction sole still grips on wet turf. Looking down on them while putting: I felt like a Tour Pro, it helped my putting. Didn’t even wanted to follow my ball’s line as can’t get enough of looking at those shoes. Felt a bit like Sergio Garcia’s closed eyes putting, but just looking at the shoes.
By the way: my friends also couldn’t. Whenever any of my friends saw them (all kids of the 70s/ early 80s era), they were like “Whoa, nice ones! But they’re not golf shoes, right?”. Indeed, they are! They were blown by their clean Stan Smith-look and were asking for the name (nobody knew – that has to change!) and price tag (not the cheapest, but worth it!). Now they know, now you know. Go, get some Goatlanes!
Actually I like them so much now that I’m even wearing them off the course every now and then.
Looks – 10/10
Comfort – 7.5/10
Traction – 8/10
Waterproof – 8.5/10
Innovation – 5/10 (which is not to be meant as a mediocre rating here – they’re just classy and clean and as these attributes are missing with a lot of golf shoes this could also mean a 10 tbh)
Price – 2.000,- SKR (ca. 195,- €) (free shipping in the EU)
Back9 – Rydergrip Pro
Appearance and material:
Don’t let the aroma of Chinese kids toys’ plastic distract you – these shoes are great (and the smell is gone soon). They look a bit bulky at first sight and aesthetically they probably won’t win a Red Dot Award, but from just even looking at them you know you can take them basically anywhere – dry fairways, moist roughs, dusty waste areas, rainy bunkers, November mud, winter rounds. No visible seams holding its pieces together, it’s either all glued or it’s a one-piece shoe, so there’s no chance for any water, mud or dust to creep inside them on your round of golf. They look absolutely waterproof. It’s the only shoe of this test series with a real spiked sole which gives an impression of a stable base. And yes, even though it doesn’t look lightweight at first, they absolutely are! Another big bonus is their reasonable price tag.
On the course:
When I talked to Peter, the Irish founder of Back9, he told me he started the company as he had some bad foot pain and couldn’t find a shoe comfortable enough to walk 18 holes, so Back9 was born. Easy, right? That’s how you start a company! And yes, I think he solved the problem. Walking 18 on a rainy day was pure delight! No wet feet, a super firm and stable grip even on wet downhill lies and the breathable mesh upper kept my feet dry and cool as if I just took a short walk around the block on a sunny day. Even standing in soaking wet rough or stepping into puddles they kept my feet dry. Easy to clean, all mud and sand was easy to get off. Even though they’re breathable they will probably not be my first choice on hot summer days, but whenever the forecast might show some shower for the day, these will be my option and I know by now this will be my number one pair of shoes for the off season, which, living in the middle of Europe, can be cold and wet, so you definitely need a shoe you can rely on. These are my choice from mid October to March.
A bit outside of the rating in this test, as these aren’t shoes, but still they definitely need to be mentioned here. And tested. Golfkicks is a start-up that probably has the greatest but simplest idea in the golf shoe game ever: they’re not selling shoes, they just sell the grip. A traction kit consisting of 20 soft spikes that you can screw into your favorite non-golf shoe and make them a golf shoe. Easy as that. And what may sound like a makeshift idea from the DIY-store is actually a pretty well thought out and technically full working kit. (See full how-to and test in my blog section – sorry, it’s all in german: https://www.golfpost.de/blogposts/206/) The plastic spikes with a Metallic core screw come in a nice little package the size that resembles a pack of three golf balls. It includes a sharpie to mark the spots on your soles before mounting, a hex hand tool to install the cleats into the soles, a hex bit if you chose the machine to do the work and some shoe goo to dab on the threads before mounting so the cleats and sole get an even tighter connection. Also two ball markers included. So, how great is that? Just pick a shoe you always wished to be a golf shoe, just make sure its soles aren’t some fancy air cushioned ones (the cleats might ruin those) or are whose soles are too thin, watch a mounting video on the Golfkicks page and within about 20 minutes of work – voila! – there they are: your new golf shoes!
I did that on some Vans Eras, a shoe I really like and always wished to have these for golfing.
On the course:
No need to talk about the shoes itself as I know them. I probably had 50 pairs over the years and I definitely know their simple comfiness and with its light canvas outer material for me it’s the timeless perfect summer shoe. I mounted seven spikes in each sole and I was more than curious if it works, if the spikes stick in there, how the grip might be, how it feels. Even though Taylor, the guy running Golfkicks from Denver, states that Vans probably aren’t the perfect shoe for mounting these as its soles are comparatively thin, there’s absolutely no regrets from my side having done so. On the course my Vans have a super stable grip and I was walking 45 holes over three days in a row in them and didn’t feel a thing. Sure, walking on the cart path or on the club house terrace you feel the spikes, but that’s a usual thing with spiked golf shoes. But do they stick? Yes. I didn’t lose any of them or had to tighten them again and by now I’ve probably walked around fifty kilometers in those Golfkicks-Vans and I’m satisfied. Also, the plastic of these spikes is extremely durable. I used to have some spiked Nikes some years ago whose spikes wore out faster than these. So it’s definitely a big recommendation! If by any chance none of these above mentioned and tested sneakers aren’t for you, just get a pair of non-golf shoes you really like, get the Golfkicks kit and build your own! Love this idea, love my Golf-Vans!