With the win at Bay Hill, guess who’s the favorite going into Augusta? Tiger, duh. Nike releases his athlete-approved threads for his (hopefully) 4-day week at the Masters.
Ian Poulter and his IJP Design launches its limited edition putter cover “The First Major” ahead of Masters week. This is in the first of a series of four specially designed putter covers that will cover all of the four Majors. We hear Ian even drew some of the drawings on the cover himself. Only 750 of them will be made, each having their own individually signed and numbered silver tag. Why the postal graphics you ask, they were chosen to tie in with Ian’s recent nickname as “The Postman.” Cash on delivery for $70 bucks.
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adidas unveils their 2012 SAMBA golf Majors collection of 4 limited edition colorways, individually numbered and inspired by the game’s most prestigious events. adidas has made a limited production run of only 1950 pairs of each model, which also happens to be the year the iconic SAMBA shoe was introduced. Everyone knows the SAMBA is a soccer shoe that allowed players to train on hard, icy ground yet quickly evolved to become a dominant indoor soccer shoe. Each limited edition golf shoe features the classic silhouette and 3-Stripes design, a suede toe-guard and six-cleat outsole for optimal traction and stability. And its waterproof for lightweight, durable performance. Street price of US$100.
See the Majors collection after the break.
Nike presents its new Method Concept putter in a limited colorway of yellow and green. Sweet looking two-tone finish that’s just in time for the Masters event coming up next month. This flatstick has a green aluminum face plate with yellow aluminum and green polymer inserts. The yellow stabilizer bar matches well with the green/yellow grip above. Go get one before they sell out of this rad color combo.
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Something for the ladies, as adidas gives us the Signature Paula 2.0 golf shoe. These spikes have a TPU forefoot with 8-spike configuration and thin tech low-profile technology for improved traction and stability. Furthermore, Ms. Creamer puts her stylish touch on these kicks with a Paula-inspired ribbon graphics reflected on the heel, eye stay and outsole. Exclusive ribbon lacing or optional performance shoe lace also included. Available in 4 colorways.
See all the looks after the jump.
In preparation for the Masters, Travis Mathew continues its Bubba Watson Grand Slam Drive for Charity with its limited edition Masters Polo and Belt combination. All proceeds will be donated directly to Fresh Start, an organization that provides reconstructive surgery for kids with physical defects. The pink colorway is definitely a departure from the traditional Masters green. Bubba will rock the polo and belt combo throughout the entire week at Augusta.
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Are you ready for RZN? Nike gives us the latest in golf ball technology, claiming that the rubber core ball is officially dead and yesterday’s news. Into the spotlight steps the new resin material, or RZN. Supposedly it gives hackers more spin, more distance and a more stable ball flight. Will it make your game go lower, will it make you putt better? Who knows. All we know is it makes for a good commercial spot. And Paul Casey seems to think so.
What’s with the British accent voiceover (wait, is it British?). Hope you like pulp? Cobra presents a 30 second spot on the dreamy Rickie Fowler joining Cobra Golf, having switched over his clubs from Titleist. Not a far stretch, given that Fowler’s been with Puma for clothing, and Cobra/Puma is the same company. As you can see, lots of his famous Sunday orange colorway is involved. Kind of a weak slogan though, “It’s Go Time.” Good player, soft marketing.
The good folks at Cobra Puma Golf drop a 2-minute recap of their 2012 PGA Show Demo Day activities and festivities. Aside from the new Cobra AMP clubs, drivers, and irons, you’ve got casino games, DJs, music, drinks and ladies. Not to mention guest appearances by MLB star Johnny Damon and LPGA Tour pros Blair O’Neal and Lexi Thompson. Did I mention Blair O’Neal and Lexi Thompson yet?
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And they don’t stop… TM launches a new video featuring their mid-spring 2012 line of merchandise. Subtle, yet bold colors and punch logos that let you know the threads without getting all in-yo-face-Tommy Hilfiger style. We want, you want it, so just go out there and grab some. Online now.
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Our buddies down in southern California at Travis Mathew release some behind the scenes footage about the brand’s upcoming Travis Mathew Tour. The fellas are driving long 12 hours days and they’ll be lots of fireworks (literally) and nerves being fried when you spend that much time with another person. Peep the vid to see what new stuff the company is doing. We love how they’re always pushing the limits.
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Nike sneak peeks speed trial footage featuring PGA Tour pro Anthony Kim. As he says, he’s got speed “all day, every day.” The new VR_S line of clubs are supposedly Nike’s fastest and lightest club to date, enabling players of all caliber to swing faster and pound the ball further. We all could use abit more yardage.
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