NEW GLENMUIR LAMBSWOOL RANGE LAUNCHED
Glenmuir is building on its 122-year heritage of supplying high quality lambswool golfwear with the launch of an outstanding new 2013 collection.
At the helm is a superb new Oban zip-neck sweater, made from 100% machine washable lambswool and available in 10 colours. With Glenmuir’s signature 1891 embroidery on the right sleeve ‘Oban’ is the prefect choice for the golfer looking for a classical piece of supreme quality knitwear.
Glenmuir’s Men’s Classic Lambswool range, part of its new Spring/Summer 2013 collection, features five pieces of knitwear in a vast array of colours and styles.
Lomond and Morar, the company’s ever-popular round-neck and v-neck solid colour sweaters, are each available in a huge choice of 30 colours and five sizes, making them the ultimate choice as crested golf club knitwear.
For fashion-conscious golfers who love the diamond intarsia design, Glenmuir’s Thames fits the bill and is available in three colourways (grey mix/grey/metallic, mushroom/putty/earth and Tahiti/pearl grey/Persian - all from the latest contemporary colour palettes.
V-neck sleeveless sweaters continue to be as popular as ever and the Windermere comes in 11 colours and sizes S-XXL.
For lady golfers, Glenmuir offers three designs of lambswool golf sweater, the round neck Sundridge, v-neck Brunton and sleeveless Dornoch.
Each long-sleeve version is available in 25 colours, making them perfect to co-ordinate with almost any item from any lady player’s wardrobe.
Glenmuir’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection features over 120 products for Men, Lady and Junior golfers in two exciting new colour palettes: Roseline (whites, pinks and blacks) and Meridian (reds, blues, whites and blacks).
Glenmuir is the preferred supplier of shirts and knitwear to the European Ryder Cup Team, a position it has held since 1987. Europe’s best elite professional golfers will be wearing Glenmuir at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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-With a focus on mobility and proprioception, the Spring 2013 Tiger Woods Collection maximizes range of motion while keeping posture in check-
BEAVERTON, Ore (March 19, 2013) – Nike Golf takes apparel innovation to the next level, incorporating groundbreaking technology to maximize athletic performance. As the number one golf apparel company in the world, Nike Golf prides itself on innovation with the pinnacle of relentless innovation exemplified in the Tiger Woods Collection. Woods’ passion and competitive spirit fuels Nike to create the most innovative and athletic products in the sport.
Striving to make Woods’ apparel better, Kim Kenney, Design Director for Nike Golf, looked at what the distraction points have been for him throughout his career. “For Tiger, we found that the key areas of distraction were his collar and sleeves,” Kenney said. “Tiger was typically adjusting his sleeves before he addressed the ball, moving the garment’s shoulder seam back as a way to mark his golf stance. Then, after he followed through he had to adjust and pull his sleeves back to the original position.” To solve this problem, a continuous shoulder seam was ergonomically engineered on the back side of his polo which highlights a proprioceptive point that informs Woods he is in the desired position. In efforts to reduce distraction, the shoulder seam is constructed by ultrasonic line bonding which gives the wearer a “seamless” feel against the skin.
Additionally, an articulated Kimono style back with a posture informing chassis was designed to maximize range of motion. The back of the sleeves are not traditionally sewn onto the body of the shirt, but instead, are engineered as one continuous piece along with the back body of the polo. The design reduces limitations in the area that endures the most tension in a swing – across the back.
“I consider my apparel to be as significant as the rest of my golf equipment,” said Tiger Woods. “My test sessions with the Nike apparel team led us to construct a polo that frees my swing starting at address and continuing through impact and my follow through. The new shoulder seam construction makes for no restrictions. This allows me to swing with power, and with complete confidence.”
The TW Trajectory Polo ($100), TW Graphic Polo ($90), TW Stripe Polo ($90), TW Chest Stripe Polo ($95) and the TW Modern Color Block Polo ($95) are all styles in the 2013 Spring Tiger Woods Collection built on the posture informing chassis. The center back seam that is commonly found in the Tiger Woods Collection is made of ultrasonic line bonding to provide shaping to the polo. This back seam allows the polo to fit perfectly when in the address position. To keep the athlete cool, the Tiger Woods Collection features Nike’s Dri-FIT technology, which helps move moisture away from the athlete’s skin. The 2013 collection utilizes a perforated collar that allows increased airflow to the neck. This perforated collar also helps reduce the overall weight in the polo to create a lighter feel for the athlete.
While the Tiger Woods Collection comprises the most innovative technology, there are bold patterns, bright colors and design detailing in every piece. The TW Trajectory Polo ($100) and the TW Graphic Polo ($90) were designed using Woods’ launch monitor numbers to create a repeated graphic of his launch angle subtly displayed on the polos.
Located at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better. For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at http://www.nikegolf.com . To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit http://www.twitter.com/nikegolf and to become a fan on facebook go to http://www.facebook.com/nikegolf . To view Nike Golf videos subscribe to our You Tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/nikegolf
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Glenmuir, one of Europe’s leading golfwear brands and boasting 122 years of Scottish golf heritage, launches a new range of men’s waterproofs for 2013.
Famous for supplying The European Ryder Cup Team with shirts and knitwear since 1987, Lanark-based Glenmuir also excels in the field of weatherwear and introduces the ‘Balfour’ and ‘Endrick’ jackets alongside the matching ‘Appin’ trousers.
Manufactured from a supremely light and stretchable waterproof outer fabric with a high-performance breathable lining, Balfour features a full-length zip, easy-to-use self-fabric waist and cuff adjusters, with a drawstring hem.
It features smart white contrast shoulder panels and contemporary piping at the collar and cuffs. With a three-year waterproof guarantee, the jacket delivers outstanding waterproof protection with an RRP of £121.
Eldrick (RRP £110) combines all the features and performance of the Balfour, but with a half-zip.
Golfers can team up the jackets with the Appin trousers, again designed with supreme weather-beating in mind and priced £77.
With elasticated waist, drawstring adjuster, zip fly, ankle zips and adjusters and three leg lengths, these are high-quality waterproof trousers that perform in the most arduous of conditions.
All the new waterproofs come with a three-year guarantee and sit alongside Glenmuir’s popular men’s RainBloc ® collection, which includes the RainBloc Light jacket and RainBloc Drive trousers.
Glenmuir has been the preferred supplier of shirts and knitwear to The European Ryder Cup Team since 1987, in one of the longest-running partnerships in professional sport.
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Tecumseh Ontario’s Arielle Grondin was one of 12 Finalists in the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s 2012 Junior Citizen of the Year. Presentation on Friday March 8th, 2013.
Arielle would like to thank her community, family and friends for helping her achive this prestigious award.
Arielle Grondin, 16, Tecumseh
Arielle has Cystic Fibrosis but she doesn’t let it stop her from making a difference within her community. In 2011 she spearheaded an event called ‘Music for Life’, through which five local and well-known bands performed and more than $4,400 was raised. In 2012 the same event raised more than $6,300. Arielle is already planning the third annual ‘Music for Life’ and has set a goal of $10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis. Arielle has also volunteered at a local Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, she has helped with a local Hockey for Hospice fundraiser and sat on student parliament at her school.
The OCNA with the help of their sponsors TD and Direct Energy, covered Arielle and her family’s travel expenses and accommodations at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto Thursday March 7th so that they would be well rested and ready for a fantastic day on Friday March 8th.
Friday began for Arielle at 10:30 a.m. with the arrival of the Junior Citizens and families on the 54th Floor of the TD Tower for a meet and greet. Arielle was able to meet and talk to many of the 12 recipients and made quite a few new friends while enjoying the view from the 54th floor board room. Lunch followed in the dining room for the Junior Citizens and their immediate families with a presentation of Junior Citizen lapel pins, cheques for $400, and gifts from the corporate sponsors TD and Direct Energy for each of the 12 recipients. Then it was off on chartered bus to Queen’s Park with all the Junior Citizens and their families for a guided tour of Queen’s Park with all the history provided in this important building. After the tour everyone gathered as a group in the Suite of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, his Honourable David C. Onley where the official presentations took place in the Music Room of His Honours’ Suite. A cocktail reception followed with everyone involved.
It was a very emotional day for Arielle’s proud parents Michelle and Todd Grondin, to see and hear all of the fantastic accomplishments of these wonderful young people.
For full details of this event with pictures click on the links below.
Link to Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s 2012 Junior Citizen Award Recipients: http://www.ocna.org/2012recipients Link to Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s 12 Finalists 2012 Junior Citizen Award Recipients and all of their amazing accomplishments: http://www.ocna.org/2012jcfinalists Link to pictures of the OCNA Junior Citizen Awards day: http://theblend.ca/jr2013
Help Arielle reach her goal of raising $10,000 this year at the 3rd annual Music for Life fundraiser by purchasing a ticket, making a donation, and dropping by this great event on Saturday April 6th starting at 3 p.m.at Johnny Shotz 13037 Tecumseh Rd. E. Tecumseh Ontario. Live Bands-Auction Prizes-50/50 Draw-Free Billiards-Great Food. Bring the kids from 3 p.m. till 9 p.m. and see great youth bands from Jam Space academy, including “Decades”, “Tremors”, “Dominique & Julie”, “Twisted Logic”, with a special Guest performance by Canadian recording artist “Stephanie Parker”.
After 9 p.m. for adults only will feature Bogey Golf Tour members Dan Taylor and Mike LaPlante with their band “King Friday” plus “Rusty Tinman”.
$300 from each Bogey Golf Tour sponsor will be donated, plus all proceeds from the day to “CYSTIC FIBROSIS Canada”.
Go to Arielle’s web site http://www.cfkids.ca for more information.
Todd Grondin Independent Financial Consultant “Celebrating 20 Years of Service!” Grondin Financial Group/Sterling Mutuals Inc. Ontario Investment/Insurance broker since 1993, Mutual Funds provided by Sterling Mutuals Inc. Specializing in Estate Settlements & Pension Rollover/Buyouts, accepting new clients by referral only 553 Estate Park Tecumseh, ON N8N 3C5 519-979-6261, toll free 1-800-683-0285 http://www.grondinfinancialgroup.com BOGEY GOLF TOUR: http://www.bogeygolftour.com
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Old American Golf Club, NYLO Hotels Debut Stay and Play
Classically-Designed Course, Ultra-Modern Boutique Hotels Combine for Original Dallas Golf Getaway
(THE COLONY, Texas) – Old American Golf Club – a pure golf experience from award-winning architect Tripp Davis and PGA TOUR player Justin Leonard – and NYLO Hotels announce a new stay and play starting at $213 per player.
This original pairing of a classically designed course and ultra-modern boutique hotels includes one round per player at Old American and one night at any of three NYLO metro locations (double occupancy). A complimentary yardage book, water, snacks and a pro-shop gift complete the offering, which can be booked for multiple nights.
Old American, opened in 2010, is a strategic gem wrought along the shore of Lake Lewisville just 20 minutes north of DFW International Airport. Inspired by the ‘Golden Age’ of golf course architecture – a period of excellence between 1911 and 1937—it garnered “best new” recognition from GOLF Magazine, Golfweek and LINKS. Naturally formed bunkers, organic green complexes and a variety of native grasses combine to create holes leveraging varying wind conditions.
“Dallas is a first-class business destination, but is truly underrated as a golf destination,” says Mike McCabe, general manager at Old American. “Partnering with an iconic brand like NYLO gives us a platform to attract small golf groups and business travelers who collect unparalleled golf experiences.”
NYLO Hotels are equal parts passion, service, design, and fun. Guests can choose from the Las Colinas, Plano or new South Side (downtown) locations. NYLO South Side graces a restored, 102-year-old building, showcasing walls with works from local artists and guest rooms with original concrete floors and exposed ceilings. Its rooftop “Soda Bar,” infinity pool and casual grill and have become one of the city’s most popular hang outs.
“We are excited to team with Old American to offer discerning players championship golf on layout unlike any other in the state, and hotels combing modern luxury and convenience,” says Mike Mueller, CEO of NYLO Hotels.
To book: NYLO rooms are reserved online at http://www.nylohotels.com/nylo-specials-stayandplaygolfpackage.aspx; tee times are booked by calling (972) 370-4653. Mention the “NYLO Stay and Play” when booking tee times for additional offerings. Subject to availability, taxes not included in rate above, and tee times are not available before 10 a.m. on weekends.
For more information on Old American: (972) 370-4653, http://www.oldamericangolfclub.com.
About Old American Golf Club
Inspired by the ‘Golden Age’ of golf course architecture between 1911 and 1937, Old American’s natural contours, hazard styles, native grasses and green shapes were influenced by such masterpieces as Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links, Prairie Dunes and Crystal Downs.
Acclaimed architect Tripp Davis, an accomplished amateur player and former All-American at the University of Oklahoma and PGA TOUR/Ryder Cup star Justin Leonard, who played golf at the University of Texas, toured and played a handful of America’s classic Golden Age golf courses prior to starting the design process for Old American.
The result is a golf course that emphasizes strategy and shot-making and flows with a natural rhythm from first tee to 18th green. Old American features six sets of tees, ranging from the 5215-yard forward markers to the 7174-yard “Leonard” tournament tees. Davis and Leonard conceived the routing and layout with both medal and match play in mind, as golfers are required to hold “steady to par” through a number of holes, but enticed to gamble on birdie or better during select stretches of the course.
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GolfLogix Integrates 24/7 GolfNow Tee Time Booking into World’s No. 1 Golf GPS App
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – GolfLogix – the No. 1 App for Golf and global leader in GPS and club-tracking technology – has partnered with GolfNow to provide GolfLogix members with exclusive 24/7 access to book tee times at more than 4,000 golf courses worldwide directly within the app.
The new portal seamlessly connects to GolfNow’s extensive online tee-time reservation service at a touch of the screen. GolfLogix members can also sign up for in-app alerts for immediate notification when preferred openings become available that fit predetermined search criteria, such as location, time or cost.
“Partnering with GolfNow ensures our two million members will never again miss a great tee-time deal and saves them money on greens fees in their hometowns or at elite courses nationwide,” says GolfLogix President Pete Charleston. “This joins our patented precise GPS data, Golf Digest instruction tips and exceptional Golfsmith product discounts in golf’s most all-inclusive app – all for free.”
GolfNow.com is the Internet’s largest and most complete tee time booking resource, permitting golfers to go online, choose a course, and quickly book a tee-time deal that fits their schedule and budget. Using leading edge technology, the service offers players access to their favorite courses through the web, e-mail and a mobile feature.
“GolfNow is focused on finding new ways to help grow the game of golf,” says Will McIntosh, GolfNow Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “This partnership will enhance the GolfLogix user experience, by not only making it easier for them to book rounds at their favorite course any time of day, but also providing other opportunities to enjoy the game more often and within their budget.”
Easily downloaded for free from http://www.GolfLogix.com, the GolfLogix GPS app is compatible with more than 60 smartphone models. It delivers accurate distances to the center of the green, yardage book quality imagery of each hole, scorekeeping and in-round pro-level stat tracking for more than 32,000 courses worldwide. For less than $20, an upgraded annual Champion membership provides golfers with club tracking and distances to any location on the hole such as pin position, hazards and landing zones.
All membership levels include access to the GolfLogix Member Clubhouse, the No. 1 online golf community where millions of players interact through social forums, offer challenges to fellow golfers and maintain an indexed handicap. Personal web pages for each user also store performance statistics, so every round can be analyzed by fairways hit, greens in regulation, putting, shot trends and more.
GolfNow.com is the Internet’s largest and most comprehensive online tee time reservation service. Using leading edge technology, GolfNow.com offers golfers more ways to stay connected to their favorite courses and tee times through the web, e-mail, as well as an iPhone mobile app. Golfers can go online 24/7, choose a course, and pick a tee-time deal that fits their schedule and budget and book the tee time. Founded in 2001, GolfNow.com has expanded to more than 80 markets in North America, Ireland, Scotland, Mexico and Bermuda, providing tee-time access to more than 4,000 courses for more than 1.1 million registered users. GolfNow.com is powered by Golf Channel, which is seen in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies, as well as by GolfChannel.com, a leading golf destination on the Internet. GolfNow.com is part of GolfChannel.com’s online platform of Internet sites designed to help the recreational player enjoy every aspect of the game.
For more information: http://www.Golf Channel Solutions.com and http://www.GolfNow.com.
The No. 1 App for Golf, GolfLogix boasts more than two million members on the world’s top-selling smartphones. Dedicated to offering consumers the most advanced GPS solutions with the best features, quality and price, GolfLogix helps improve individual performance. Strategic partnerships with industry-leading content provider Golf Digest and top retailer Golfsmith present members with exclusive benefits directly through the app.
Founded in May 1999, GolfLogix was the first to introduce handheld GPS to the golf industry and holds a U.S. patent for its unique GPS and Internet-based club tracking application. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, the company has been professionally mapping courses for more than 12 years and owns the largest, most up-to-date golf course database in the world.
In 2009, the rapid advance of smartphone technology led GolfLogix to develop and quickly capture the market with an easy-to-use application providing precise GPS distances. In addition, the software manages scorekeeping and stat tracking, then uploads them to an online clubhouse community where golfers can interact and compete with millions of other players worldwide. Now available on more than 60 different smartphone models, The No. 1 Golf App offers maps for more than 32,000 courses globally
For more information: http://www.GolfLogix.com, 877.977.0162.
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Your Golf Closet in the Palm of Your Hand
Virtual Dressing Room Allows Users to Create and Share their Personality through PUMA Golf Looks
CARLSBAD, CA (March 12th, 2013) - PUMA Golf is fusing the worlds of Golf, Fashion and Technology together in their newly released iPhone and iPad (Android coming 4/1/2013) application – PUMA STYLECADDIETM. The app is a virtual dressing room that contains all of the key apparel, footwear and accessories that PUMA Golf offers allowing consumers to mix and match anything they want to create their own one-of-a-kind golf look.
“PUMA STYLECADDIE is a huge step forward in providing consumers an accessible and engaging way to check out our gear,” commented Tom Manthe, Global Marketing Manager, PUMA Golf. “This app offers both consumers and retailers a fresh way to interact with our brand and the product we offer. You can easily mix colors, patterns and silhouettes to create endless 360° head-to-toe looks.”
PUMA STYLECADDIE, a truly revolutionary fashion app, lets users select a male or female silhouette to dress. From there, the user can select from a wide assortment of shirts, bottoms, shoes and accessories, changing the styles as often as wanted until they have assembled their masterpiece. The silhouette can be rotated so the outfit is viewable at almost any angle, and don’t be surprised if the silhouette celebrates your work with a guitar riff in true PUMA Golf fashion.
Users can also start by using the ‘Lookbook’ tab in the upper right hand corner. This gives users pre-built looks that Rickie Fowler, Jonas Blixt, Lexi Thompson, Blair O’Neal and other PUMA Golf athletes will be wearing on Tour. Users can build the same exact look as their favorite PUMA Golfer or use the pre-built looks to generate new ideas for their own outfits.
To really personalize and share the look, consumers can use the ‘Photo Op’ function to layer their outfit over a photo they have taken of themselves. They can pose in several different positions and then brag about their outfit making skills through Twitter, Facebook or e-Mail.
Create and share your first PUMA Golf look now! http://bit.ly/PUMASTYLECADDIE #PUMASTYLECADDIE
The PUMA STYLECADDIE app is available in the Apple App Store and will soon be available in the Google Play Store. http://bit.ly/PUMASTYLECADDIE
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