Mar 15, 2018

Giants Ridge - Top Ranked Minnesota Golf

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  3/15/2018 07:21:00 PM   No comments
This time of the year I’m arranging what golf destinations might make the list of possibilities for golf travel for me for 2018. Northern Michigan, Austin, Denver and Iceland have made the short list. Surprisingly Giants Ridge located in Biwabik, MN has popped up on the list for me. This golf “giant” features two distinct, top-ranked courses: the Quarry and the Legend.    
Once home to a sand quarry and iron ore mine, the topography and sheer uniqueness of the Quarry at Giants Ridge sets this course apart from any other public course in the Midwest. Dramatically raised tees, hazards forged from reclaimed and repurposed mine land routinely challenge golfers to dig deeper, seek farther and risk more.
The Legend at Giants Ridge offers flat-out legendary golf. The Legend reflects a true "northwoods" course in every sense of its existence. Towering pines, giant fairways, and majestic views of Wynne and Sabin Lakes have forever changed the landscape of golf in Minnesota.
  Watch this video and see why I’m contemplating a trip to Minnesota and Giants Ridge.    

Who’s Your Caddie? BunkerMates Delivers

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  3/15/2018 06:04:00 PM   No comments
It’s not to often you get a caddie while golfing and most of my golfing buddies have never had the experience. Whether it’s a world renown golf course like Cabot Links in Nova Scotia or The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island my experiences with having a caddie have been amazing. You can tend to relax more as the caddie will pamper you at ever turn.

Now especially in place like Southern California companies like BunkerMates will cater to your every need on the golf course whether its a buddies bachelor party, special birthday party or corporate event.  Say some of your buddies for your bachelor party aren't quite well versed in the many intricacies of golf course etiquette.

Well Bunkermates knowledgeable female golf caddies (or male) can help your buddies out on on the course. Plus drive them around, clean their clubs and fix their divots all while enhancing their experience on the golf course.  What better way to pull off a special event to have your friends/family/colleagues pampered out on the golf course. All the while Bunkermates make sure everyone is having a great time while you play golf. No worries for you and you can concentrate on your round and other things.

This time of the year many golfers are traveling down to sunnier climates like the Palm Springs area to get those first golf swings of the season in a much more enjoyable and warm climate. For many Canadians who might be golfing solo you can hire Bunkermates to make their round down south more pleasant. Not only do you have a beautiful caddie to help you out on the golf course but you get to chat with your caddie and make the round better both from a golf and social aspect. What better way to get the cobwebs off your swing then to hire Bunkermates to caddie for you.

Remember BunkerMates is available in the Southwestern USA - California Arizona Nevada

Perfect for any event:
Bachelor Party
Corporate Events
Birthday Parties 


Mar 1, 2018

UA Tuned Golf Lenses Now Available at PGA TOUR Superstores

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  3/01/2018 09:05:00 PM   No comments
Under Armour® Eyewear launching its exclusive early release of new UA Tuned™ Golf lenses at PGA TOUR Superstores beginning today, March 1, 2018.

Under Armour new UA Tuned Golf lenses will be able to provide contrast enhancement & help you to read the course more precisely. Perfect for all golfers, hopefully I'll get to try some out on the course soon. Press Release below.

Under Armour® Eyewear Launches UA Tuned™ Golf Lenses
Exclusively at PGA TOUR Superstores
Golf-Specific Lens System Enhances Course Visibility, Maximizes Performance

(Melville, NY) – Eyeking announces Under Armour® Eyewear – the worldwide leader in sport performance eyewear – will launch its exclusive early release of new UA Tuned™ Golf lenses at PGA TOUR Superstores beginning March 1, 2018. The launch highlights UA Eyewear’s commitment to offering leading sport-enhancing product in the golf space.

Inspired by Under Armour’s mission to make you better, UA Tuned Golf lenses feature light-filtering characteristics engineered to improve visual definition during peak performance on the course. Golfers benefit from a unique deep rose lens tint to better read greens, gauge depth perception, see terrain nuances and judge distances. The lens filtration profile offers just the right level of contrast enhancement to be comfortably worn all day on the course.

“We’re more than excited to offer PGA TOUR Superstore customers early access to our new UA Tuned Golf lenses,” says Kristine Robinson, Head of Marketing for UA Eyewear. “This lens offering is scientifically formulated to offer the right level of contrast for the course environment, and it will improve the golfer’s ability to navigate the green in a more efficient and precise manner.”

“At PGA TOUR Superstore, we are committed to a wide variety and selection of accessories and apparel for both on and off the course,” said Jill Spiegel, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, PGA TOUR Superstore. “We are proud to offer our customers Under Armour’s latest enhancement eyewear, specifically designed to provide heightened contrast and improved depth perception.”

The UA Tuned Golf lenses will be made available on adult sport frame styles UA Octane, UA Big Shot, and UA Propel, as well as on the lifestyle frame UA Assist and youth style UA Windup. All styles will be available exclusively for purchase at PGA TOUR Superstore with retail prices ranging from $74.99 to $149.99.

 About Eyeking, LLC

Based on Long Island, New York with a research and design office in southern California, Eyeking is a multi-generational, award-winning eyewear design firm that develops, markets and distributes private label and licensed eyewear brands globally. License partners include Hobie Polarized and Under Armour® Eyewear, for which Eyeking produces eyewear and accessories for golf, baseball, cycling, running, tennis, softball, football, training and other active lifestyle pursuits.

For more information:, 1-866-EYEKING


Feb 27, 2018

PGA Tour Gold & Silver Coin Collection Offered Exclusively From Rosland Capital

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  2/27/2018 07:51:00 PM   No comments
Rosland Capital, a leading precious metal asset firm has recently unveiled their latest coin collection licensed by none other then the PGA TOUR. Now golf fans can purchase the first PGA Tour Gold Coin and PGA Silver Coins in the series celebrating the U.S. team’s victory at the 2017 Presidents Cup, held at the Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.

What a great way to commemorate the U.S. team's victory for both coin collectors and golf fans.

Some key points about the new collection:

Coin collection celebrates the U.S. team’s victory at the 2017 Presidents Cup

Limited edition run of 500 coins

1.5 oz coins in both gold and silver

40mm 999.9 fine gold coin and 50mm 999.0 fine silver coin

Both coins are legal tender

Coins are minted by Swiss-based PAMP SA as proofs, their highest level of quality

Coins come in a commemorative presentation box

Each gold coin purchase includes a silver coin at no charge

These limited-edition set of 1.5 oz gold and silver coins – of which only 500 will ever be offered – is only available from Rosland Capital.

Stay tuned below to their social media channels as more PGA Tour coins will be released soon.

Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn

Feb 20, 2018

Best Buddies Golf Trip Destination - Kiawah Island Resort, South Carolina USA

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  2/20/2018 07:17:00 PM   No comments
What makes a good buddies trip? It can be many things for different people but for me it starts with fun golf courses that everyone in your group will enjoy. Like a few years ago our 1st Annual Texas Invitational Buddies Trip from beautiful Dallas Texas. We got to play Old American which was truly a Texas gem and you left wanting to play it again and again.

Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina should be on the top of all golfers list for a buddies trip.

Having just been there this past November Kiawah Island Resort gets top marks for me when it comes to a perfect place for a buddies trip. Played 3 of the 5 courses there and all were amazing from the challenging coastal beauty of the Ocean Course to the the newly redesigned shot makers intrigue of the Gary Players designed Cougar Point. Why wouldn't you choose Kiawah Island South Carolina for a buddies trip?

Although not heavy on the night life (you could always head to Charleston) the food and lodgings there will make you feel refreshed and invigorated for your rounds of golf and if there's any achy muscles after your rounds make sure you try out the Sanctuary Spa for some relaxing massages. My wife when we were there enjoyed the Sanctuary Spa so much said it was "the best of her spa experiences" tagging along with me on my many golf outings (ah! the life of a golf writer's wife).

Although the Kiawah Island Resort will cost you more then most buddies trip you'll have many great stories, experiences and memories to offset your credit card bill.

What are thoughts/ideas on your next buddies golf trip?

Feb 15, 2018

The Landings Club Poised To Host Tour - The Savannah Golf Championship

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  2/15/2018 07:52:00 AM   No comments
I've heard nothing but good things about the golf courses at The Landings Club and look forward to seeing them host an upcoming Tour event in March. Will have to plan to get down there and play looks amazing.

The Savannah Golf Championship
The Official Tour Played at The Landings Club

The Landings Club’s Deer Creek golf course is the home of the new Savannah Golf Championship. This Tour is an official part of the path to the PGA TOUR and is the first of it’s kind to visit The Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia March 29-April 1, 2018.

“The Savannah Golf Championship will be a great experience for all golf fans in the Lowcountry,” said The Landings Club Executive Director Steven Freund. “This tournament will test the skills of the rising stars in the professional ranks and expose many others to the remarkable golf experience at The Landings Club.”

The Landings Club will host the Savannah Golf Championship from 2018 to 2022. With 50 tour cards available, 25 are reserved for the leading money winners at the end of the 22-event regular season. The next big PGA Tour stars will be playing on Deer Creek golf course—one of the six championship golf courses available to members of The Landings Club. It was designed by Tom Fazio and opened in the summer of 1991.

The Landings Club truly offers something for everyone. This private, residential Club offers six golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills and William Byrd, 32 Har-Tru tennis courts, five unique dining options, five swimming pools, two deep-water marinas and one innovative fitness and wellness center. Offering a variety of clubs, activities and a robust youth program, The Landings Club provides activities for families of all ages.

The Landings Club began a $25 million capital reinvestment plan in January 2018. The plan will bring a brand new, 23,500 sq. ft. clubhouse, upgrades to the sports complex to include a new 4,500 sq. ft. casual dining facility, both with resort style pool complexes, and a redesign and add-on to the Wellness Center. This plan was voted on and approved by members in order to create a pleasant lifestyle for multi-generations.

The Landings Club is only twenty minutes from historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a charming city gives you a dose of history and ecotourism too. Located in the Georgia Lowcountry, this romantic city is surrounded by the abundant natural beauty of marshes, nature trails and Spanish moss. To learn more about the Championship’s hostess city, click here.

The Savannah Golf Championship brings together the high level of professional golf associated with the Tour and the easiness and tranquility of The Landings Club.

Feb 12, 2018

Galvin Green Launches Interface-1™ Hybrid Jacket Range

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  2/12/2018 06:52:00 PM   No comments
It's that time of the year here in Canada where all the crazy golf fanatics are starting to think of their next round. Whether it's going to be someplace sunny on March Break (North Carolina for me in a couple weeks) or it's when their local courses begin to open; which varies but can be as early as the middle of April here in Ottawa.

While it's generally not too balmy the first few rounds of the season most of us will be layered up as temperatures can certainly vary. I'm definitely intrigued by Galvin Green's latest jacket offering, the Interface-1™ Hybrid Jacket Range.  New for 2018,  the Interface-1 features exceptional levels of comfort and protection for serious golfers. Stay tuned as I'll be testing one out this March Break in North Carolina. See below for the press release.

Press Release

Leading-Edge Fabric Technology Offers Ultralight Weather Protection, Sharp Designs

(Växjö, Sweden) – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of high-performance and functional golf apparel and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – announces the launch of its Interface-1™ hybrid jacket range boasting exceptional levels of comfort and protection for serious golfers to perform their best throughout the season.

Part of Galvin Green’s shell layer category, the Interface-1 is exceptionally soft and incorporates stretch elements to move freely with the body for ultimate range of motion. Utilizing innovative fabric technologies, Interface-1 jackets are completely windproof, water repellant and extremely breathable.

“The mission was to create a group of products that could be worn by golfers in 95 of 100 rounds they play, so they can enjoy playing the game more often in different weather conditions,” says Christian Nilsson, CEO of Galvin Green. “We set out to find new fabrics and design quality garments that will act as genuine performance-enhancing equipment when called upon out on the course and the latest Interface-1 jackets are in a class of their own when it comes to regular playing conditions.”

Available within the 2018 Part I Collection in seven styles and eight color variations, the Interface-1 men’s range is highlighted by the LANCE full-zip jacket with a sleeve pocket made from 100% polyester stretch fabric and a PU membrane. Additionally, the LARS short-sleeve full-zip features a distinctive pattern on the sleeves and across the back. The LARRY full-zip jacket combines a soft Polyamide fabric with premium PrimaLoft® padding, matched with a water repellent finish, while the LOGAN full-zip vest with chest pocket provides excellent protection from the elements with similar PrimaLoft® padding.

Rounding out the collection are the women’s offerings featuring the LARA full-zip jacket with contrasting upper body inserts and elasticated bottom and cuffs. The LUNA vest and LEIA full-zip jacket boast stylish clean lines with contrasting collars and cuffs, plus two front pockets and drawstring adjusters at the bottom edge.

Galvin Green is also the Official Team Supplier of Outerwear for the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team. Through this partnership, the company will provide its premium waterproof garments to the captains, vice captains, team members and their caddies during the matches at Le Golf National.

Based in Sweden, Galvin Green is a pure golf brand that developed the sport’s first apparel layering system – the Multi-Layer Concept – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance.

Learn more at; get social at and @GalvinGreen

About Galvin Green

Galvin Green is a family-owned business founded in 1990. A pure golf brand, its products – including premium outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories – are available for purchase at better green grass shops and golf-specialty retail locations in more than 20 countries.

Crafted by golfers for golfers, every garment and layer has been developed to be compatible – providing exceptional comfort, freedom of movement and protection from the elements. Each detail exists because the game demands it. 

Jan 23, 2018

Golf Shoe Review - Jack Grace USA - Stylin' Customized Golf Shoes

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  1/23/2018 08:14:00 PM   No comments
Jack Grace USA wins my 2017 Golf Product of the Year. Not only are these great shoes to wear but you can customize them to your liking with interchangeable saddles.

I got to test out the Innovator 1.0 for the better part of the Fall here in Ottawa and down in Kiawah Island where I closed out my golf year with 54 holes in a day and a half.

Having reviewed many golf shoes over the years these shoes not only get top marks in the style department but they were great in all types of playing conditions.

The big draw for me is that you can swap out the saddle to match whatever ensemble you might be wearing that day on the links. I got the USA Bundle; having red/white/blue saddles make these shoes easy to mix and match into my golf apparel. On long golf trips I only have to pack one pair of golf shoes which is great as I have more room for other necessities.

Be sure and check out the Jack Grace USA Booth at this years 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando Booth 6392.

Premium waterproof leather uppers

How to Swap Your Saddles

With over 1,875 stock color combinations and custom logo printing available, how can you not find a combination of Jack Grace shoes you like.

Micro-perforated leather lining

My Jack Grace Innovators 1.0 made it to South Carolina and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. The Innovator 1.0 with USA Bundle will cost you $239.20. 

One of my favourite saddles - The Canadian - Cost $40

Jack Grace was founded by a former banker, named Bart Walker, who had a dream to create a comfortable, color-changing, and cost-effective golf shoe. After developing a prototype on his kitchen table, Walker, married and the father of two, soon decided that he had found his new calling in life. He quit his banking job, cashed in his 401K and launched Jack Grace USA, a startup named after his two children, William Jack and Estella Grace. “To me, this is the pursuit of the American Dream. I cashed in my 401K and I’m going for it,’’ he said. “I just wanted to work at something I was passionate about.’’

Be sure and check out Jack Grace on Instagram and Twitter.

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