A perfect stocking stuffer from the geniuses at Restoration Hardware comes the stainless steel golf ball personalizer. This imprinting tool affords easy golf ball personalization, ending those squabbles over whose ball is closest to the hole or out of bounds. The tool affixes up to 3 initials with a mere set-up and squeeze. Kit comes with the stainless steel tool, 26 letters, a wrench, ink strips, clear lacquer and full instructions. $22 bucks from Restoration Hardware.
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Putter juggernauts Odyssey unveil the latest in putter design, the 2-in-1 Flip Face putters. Wow. New Flip Face putters are adjustable faceplates that give golfers the ability to own two putters in one. On one side there is a new Metal-X insert and the other side features the White Ice insert. The different inserts allow for quick customization and a fine-tuned performance on the course by giving feel differential, ball speed differential and roll differential all in one. Street price around $200 bucks. Available in mallet and blade styles.
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In conjunction with the Olympics, and the game of golf’s inclusion in the 2016 games in Rio, adidas launches a Special Edition all-red colorway of the Tour 360 ATV spikes. These bad boys are being worn by athletes competing at the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Anne. Unfortunately for the rest of us blokes, these red slippers are not for sale to the public. Bummer.
adidas celebrates the sport of golf’s return to the 2016 Olympics by painting the city of London “red”. They company also releases a special edition all red Olympic TourATV 360 golf shoe in commemoration of the 2 week affair. Peep the video and watch PGA Tour pros Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia smack balls from a floating barge near the London Bridge. Nuts, right?
The third installment of the Travis Mathews X Bubba Watson Majors gear drops with the new British Open gear combo. The British Open polo and belt combination will be worn by Bubba during all four days of competition and will be sold exclusively online at Travis Mathew. It’s for a good cause, as 100% of the proceeds made from these limited edition pieces will be donated directly to Fresh Start, an organization that provides cosmetic reconstructive surgery for children with physical defects or disabilities. Only 100 combo packs will be produced, and if TM sells out, an additional $50k will be donated to the City of Hope, recognized worldwide for its cancer research and treatment. Go cop one now!
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Always the colorful one, Rickie Fowler will debut this Puma Monoline 210 cap at the upcoming British Open. The plaid design is fitting for such a proper country, but this is also a fitted cap with flat brim for the laid-back attitude in all of us. Let’s not forget the Puma contrast taping on brim, rubber textured CAT applique and CAT logo on the back. Looking good all around and start impressing those European girls.
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The Scotty Dog gets dressed up in its finest British garb as Scotty Cameron releases its limited edition The Open headcover. What have we come to expect from SC… a fine protective headcover that may become a collector’s item. Other than that, we can only hope to purchase as many as we can and hope someone will care.
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Nike Golf pumps out another Shotmakers Series video, this time featuring AK teaching us how to hit the Escape Shot. Some serious delofting of the club going on as he explains how to keep the punch shot low, straight, and still keep some spin on the ball. Well-shot and looks very slick. Nike is doing some cool vids.
Can you wait until August, when Puma drops the Ferrari Golf Shoe? These puppies are handmade in Italy, and feature Puma’s S2Quill spikes for some serious traction. The shoes also include the Ferrari horse embossed heel logo and full-grain leather uppers. Oh, and a full-grain leather sole to boot. Talk about classy. Available in black or white, and hits retail shops in August. Pre-order today. I forgot to mention these shoes will run you US$600!
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Kikkor Golf drops some fresh headwear with their new 2012 golf Diamond hat franchise. Each of these caps feature Flexfit premium 210 fitted bands that you can wear flat brimmed or curved. Plus, you’ve got 3D front embroidery and a small “KIKKOR” logo in the back. Comes in sizes big enough to fit the largest headcases, not to mention three different colorways. Pick up a few today.
Luxury goods manufacturer and global brand Louis Vuitton presents a quite rare and awesome golf bag. For those with an extra $13 grand lying around, this gorgeous cart bag can be yours. These will be sure to tell the caddies and fellow loopers that you’re paying for the round and you’d better be a big tipper. Available in Damier or Monogram colorways, these bags are still functional with 6 interior compartments, several outer pockets for balls, gloves, towels, and other small items. The LV also feature large studs on the base to protect the leather and a removable cover. Straight baller.
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