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Sun Mountain Chosen to Outfit the U.S. Presidents Cup Team

Sun Mountain just announced that for the second consecutive time the company has been chosen as the “Official Outerwear Provider for The Presidents Cup United States Team.” The 2011 U.S. Team will be outfitted in custom-designed rain jackets and pants based upon a new line of Sun Mountain rain gear incorporating a breakthrough stretchable woven fabric.

Sun Mountain worked with the U.S Team to design custom outerwear that offers protection from wind and rain while remaining breathable, and stretching enough to allow a free golf swing. The resulting Sun Mountain rain gear is constructed from an advanced, new four-way stretch woven fabric with a fully waterproof/breathable laminate and durable water repellent finish.

Current outerwear offering

Their spokesperson said pictures of The Presidents Cup outfits aren’t available at this time.

The players’ outerwear for The Presidents Cup 2011 will include: a full-zip rain jacket, long sleeve rain pullover, short sleeve rain pullover, rain pants, long sleeve wind pullover, short sleeve wind pullover and bucket hat. Caddies’ outerwear will include: long sleeve rain pullover, short sleeve rain pullover, long sleeve wind pullover and bucket hat. Players’ significant others will have options to include: full-zip rain jacket, rain pants, fleece jacket, thermal vest and bucket hat.

he Presidents Cup 2011 will be held November 15-20 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pitting the U.S. Team, led by Fred Couples, against the International Team, captained by Greg Norman.


What’s Rory Wearing?

Borrowing a page from the Nike/Tiger book, Oakley is promoting what Rory McIlroy’s wardrobe will be for the British Open taking place 14-17 July 2011. Today’s Golfer has the scoop:

McIlroy has chosen a striking blue as his outfit for the final day because he wants to stand out from the crowd and to disassociate himself from some other traditional final day colors such as red famously worn by Tiger Woods.

Read more about Rory and Oakley here.

Note: This image may be what he wore at the U.S. Open. Captioning is weird on the Today’s Golfer website.


Trion:Z Announces Promo Tied to US Open

This week, Trion:Z, manufacturer of award winning magnetic and negative ion technology, announced they have developed a promotion specifically for the 111th US Open being held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.

Trion:Z professional staff members Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy both will be teeing it up on the Blue Course as they participate in the 2011 US Open. To create excitement around the prestigious event and to introduce golfers to the Active™ Series, Trion:Z will be giving out 1,000 Red, White, or Blue Active wristbands if either of their team professionals win.

To participate in the Trion:Z US Open promotion and win a Trion:Z Active wristband, visit the company website at and click on the enter button which will take you directly to the voting page of the website. Simply fill out your name, email address and choose either Rickie Fowler or Rory McIlroy to win the US Open.

No purchase is necessary. The entry dates are from May 16th through June 17th, 2011. One entry per person. Winners are randomly chosen and will notified by email within seven days of the tournament’s completion.

Suggested retail value appears to be $19.99.


PUMA Golf Partners with Cotton Incorporated to Create the Golf TransDRY™ 18 Hole Polo

PUMA Golf and Cotton Incorporated have partnered to create a series of PUMA Golf performance shirts featuring TransDRY™ technology, a moisture management system that wicks away moisture and spreads it for faster drying and less cling to the body.

Rickie Fowler sported one of the new styles, the Golf TransDRY™ 18 Hole Polo, during his Thursday round at The Players Championship® in Florida last week, keeping dry thanks to the TransDRY™ technology.

In brief, key comes from applying the technology at the yarn stage. The new treatment wicks moisture from the inside of the shirt to the outside, benefiting the golfer by keeping the inside of the garment dry and less saturated; simultaneously, the treatment spreads the moisture horizontally, allowing for a faster drying time.

In essence, cotton no longer kills.

Here’s the video PUMA Golf and Cotton Incorporated distributed to accompany the announcement.

For more information on the TransDRY™ technology, PUMA Golf Products or to keep tabs on PUMA Golfers, visit


Loudmouth Promotes World Champion Pants

Orange Fridays may not be the same at AT&T ballpark once fans get a hold of these new pants from Loudmouth.

The Gigante, Orange & Black-A pants will set you back $95.

For those chilly nights in SF, fleece-lining would be a nice addition.


Fila Golf’s Stacy Lewis Victorious at Kraft Nabisco Championship

Fila Golf sponsored player Stacy Lewis won the Kraft Nabisco Championship – her first LPGA Tour victory and a “major” tournament nonetheless – competing in apparel from the sport brand’s 2011 collection.

Per an announcement made by Fila , it was “Fila Golf’s superior performance fabrics kept the 26-year-old cool, dry and comfortable at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.”

The company pointed out that Ms. Lewis wore Fila Golf’s Athena Polo and Calgary Bermuda Shorts while firing a final-round 69.

Crafted from Fila Golf’s premium, 100-percent cotton and eco-friendly recycled polyester, many pieces boast wrinkle-resistant, moisture wicking, quick-drying and antimicrobial properties.

Her attire ( was truly tested during the victory leap into Poppie’s Pond.

Note: For those that may scrunch up their nose at the thought of the plunge, according to a New York Times story, “The week before the tournament, the well water is drained from the pond and the gray concrete bottom is scrubbed. The water is replaced, and Poppie’s Pond is ready for its television close-up.”


The “Must Have” Towel of the Pros…

Usually after a tournament, an email will drift in talking about what was in the bag of the winners. I was caught off guard this week when I got an email touting a performance towel that dominated the PGA and LPGA tours. Really?

Indeed, the company, also named Players Towel, put out a press release stating their “high performance microfiber waffle technology” towel dominated the PGA and LPGA Tours over the past weekend recording a combined nine top ten finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and the KIA Classic. This brings the total top tens to 22 for the last three weeks for the PGA, Champions and LPGA Tours.

Patrick Le Vine, the founder of the Players Towel, remarked, “With a dominating 22 top ten finishes over the past three weeks, the Players Towel is clearly identified as the one piece of equipment golfers and caddies alike depend on and need to perform at the highest level by keeping their clubs, ball and hands free of moisture and debris.”

Available in custom logos, signatures, colors and an optional “Putterslit,” the Players Towel, starts at $20 (with price breaks for volume). For more information, go to


New Allen Edmonds Honors Collection Features QR Technology

Here’s a novel idea which is sure to gain traction (pun intended)…

The new Allen Edmonds Honors Collection™ golf shoes are being shipped with QR code technology on hang tags that can access a special video showcasing the new line’s fine craftsmanship process, Ben Crenshaw’s commentary about the Honors Collection and the line’s five shoe styles. The intent is to provide a push at the point-of-purchase. Of course, shoppers will need a smartphone with a QR app to be able to scan the image of the QR Code and connect to the web via the phone’s browser. Yeah, that’s a lot of steps. But for a $300 pair of golf shoes (actually $295), some folks may be willing to make the extra effort.

The videos are also available on the Allen Edmonds website (

For those not wanting to bother with QR, here’s one of the videos.

Source: Allen Edmonds

MLB’s Rays Get “LoudMouthed”

Last Sunday, in honor of old-time manager Clarence “Pants” Rowland (and supposedly Golfer John Daly), the Major League Baseball (MLB) team from Tampa Bay, the Rays, wore  LoudMouth pants for their themed road trip to New York (dubbed “The LoudMouth Pants Rowland trip”).

The concept for the road trip was organized by Rays’ manager Joe Maddon, who has been an admirer of Pants Rowland since discovering that he is the only manager in baseball history to have his team be no-hit twice during the regular season and then go on to win a World Series title with the 1917 Chicago White Sox.

“We are combining a tribute to him, along with LoudMouth pants,” said Maddon. “It is just natural to call it the LoudMouth Pants Rowland road trip, so it works perfectly.”

LoudMouth will provide their bold style to the entire traveling party: players, coaches, trainers, broadcasters and front office staff, making this the team’s flashiest trip ever.  Some of the patterns that were selected by coaches and players were Bushwood, Oakmont Houndstooth, Disco Balls Black and Big Buzz.

Larry Jackson, CEO of LoudMouth Golf said, “LoudMouth is confident that the pants will be the wind beneath the Rays’ wings on their way to a LoudMouth Pants Rowland World Series where we fully expect them to meet our hometown San Francisco Giants for the title!”

Check out this video to see the players getting Loud.

Source:  Golfwire

It’s Official: Introducing Cobra-Puma Golf

Cobra-Puma Golf

Cobra-Puma Golf

We’ve known of the deal for some time now, but it appears as though all of the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted. Today, I received note from my favorite contact at Cobra, informing me of the official announcement of the merger. Welcome to the golf scene, Cobra-Puma Golf!

The purchase of Cobra Golf by PUMA AG means that two very powerful brands will be working together to produce not only killer equipment, but stylish and effective apparel as well. Both brands will continue to be developed separately… But folks from either side will collaborate when necessary to no doubt share in the knowledge and wealth found within each brand.

Honestly, I’m quite excited about this merger, and for all of the people at Cobra and Puma. I’ve been a long-time fan of both brands, and joining them together while retaining both brand identities is going to mean great things… I can just feel it.

Keep reading after the jump for the official press release.

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