Jun 20, 2017

Galvin Green Launches Ventil8 Plus Range for Spring/Summer 2017

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  6/20/2017 09:01:00 PM   No comments


Was impressed with their Ventil8 golf apparel line when I review it last year but I'm always intrigued by any tweaks that are made to an already impressive golf apparel lineup. So here's the latest news from Galvin Green.



Press Release


Galvin Green Launches Ventil8 Plus Range for Spring/Summer 2017

New Premium Performance Blend Offers Exceptional Moisture Wicking Via Body-Mapping Technology

(Växjö, Sweden) – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of functional golf clothing for serious players and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – announces the introduction of its 2017 Spring/Summer Ventil8 Plus range featuring body-mapping technology.

Designed for ultimate breathability and comfort in excessive heat, Ventil8 Plus fibers feature a revolutionary body-mapping technology to wick moisture twice as fast as a traditional polyester shirt. The ultralight material draws sweat away and diffuses it over a larger area for rapid evaporation alongside ventilation panels for maximum airflow.

“Created by golfers for golfers, our team knows what’s required to play and perform your best in even the hottest conditions,” says Jonathan Wong, President of Galvin Green Canada. “The Ventil8 Plus line offers lightweight, comfortable and extremely stylish pieces with unbeatable quality.”

The latest Cool Layer advancement within the brand’s heralded Multi-Layer Concept, Ventil8 Plus is offered across a range of men’s, women’s and junior’s polos, trousers, shorts, and skorts. Boasting a UV protection rating of 20+, all garments are developed with an anti-bacterial effect for odor control and are machine washable for easy care.

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.

Galvin Green is the Official Team Supplier of Outerwear for the 2016 and 2018 European Ryder Cup Teams. 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 Hazeltine National Golf Club (2016) and Le Golf National (2018).

Learn more at www.GalvinGreen.com; get social at www.Facebook.com/GalvinGreen 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.


Jun 14, 2017

Brandt Jobe Wins With SeeMore Nashville Studio Series ONE SS Putter

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  6/14/2017 08:28:00 PM   No comments


Nice to see Brandt Jobe win his first PGA Tour Champions Tournament with a SeeMore putter in the bag and of course with a Rosemark grip. Be sure and check out my review of my SeeMore putter, my gamer since last year.


Press Release

Congratulations to Brandt Jobe on his 1st PGA Tour Champions Victory!!

Using Nashville Studio Series ONE SS

(Franklin, TN) Shooting a near flawless 67-66-69- 202, 14 under par, Brandt Jobe rode some great play tee to green, and great consistency with his putter, to a very popular victory at the Principal Charity Classic in Des Moines, Iowa. The winner check of $262,500 vaulted Jobe into 6th place in the Charles Schwab Cup. He led the field in most birdies (18) and fewest bogeys (2), and made putt after putt all weekend when he needed it most.

Jobe put the new SeeMore Nashville Studio Series ONE SS, in play 3 weeks ago in Birmingham, at the Regions Tradition, a Major Championship, leading to a top 25 finish. He then finished top 10 at his next event, another Major, the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Now in his 3rd event with the Rosemark grip and SeeMore putter, he holds off Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, and Kevin Sutherland for the biggest win of his PGA Tour career.


Jun 12, 2017

Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  6/12/2017 09:48:00 PM   No comments
Most of the Dads I know enjoy the game of golf including my Father-in-law who I credit for getting me started in this crazy game some 17 years ago (I got a late start into the game at about 32 years of age).

At this time of the year those that are looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift and have a Dad who loves golf, might want to check out a few of these products that will both keep their Dad looking good on the golf course but also playing well too.

Golf shoes come in many style and colors but Nike who recently got out of the golf club business still does an amazing job with their shoes and apparel. Nike’s Lunar Control Vapor Golf Shoes are perfect lightweight golf shoes for your Dad with a breathable mesh bootie. Your Dad will thank you when he’s walking the fairways in style.

Golf apparel can be a very personal thing when it comes to golfers so some shy away from buying Dad that certain polo or golf pants. Look no further then Under Armour’s golf apparel for Dads of all persuasions. Can’t really go wrong with their golf apparel great moisture wicking fabric, sizes from S to 2XL and many colors and patterns to choose from including the Under Armour Cool switch Pivot Polo worn by none other than Jordan Speith. Under Armour’s Matchplay Shorts and Adidas Golf Ultimate Shorts are the perfect match for your Dad to look good and play better. You can finish the look with the Storm Windstrike Half Zip Jacket by Under Armour.

My Father-in-law uses a Garmin Golf GPS watch but there’s also handheld units like the Garmin Approach G30 Golf GPS. These units are always very helpful for the average golfer and golf techies love them as well. Garmin is one of the leaders in Golf GPS units.

Nothing says I love you on Father's Day like a new driver and the New Cobra King F7 Ti Driver has one of the largest oversized heads that Cobra produces resulting in greater forgiveness, ultimate distance and a higher ball flight. Perfect for the Dad who needs all the help he can get and the price is right too.

Jun 11, 2017

Golf Belt Review – Beltology

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  6/11/2017 08:39:00 PM   No comments
I’ve done many a review on belts, one of my favorite accessories for golf apparel both on and off the golf course. I love the fact they serve a function but can also look stylish and make a statement as well.

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of testing out one of Beltology’s unique belts. Here’s the “stats” for the belt I got to review:

The “Basis” is a Blue & white herringbone rayon strap interwoven with flex. 1.25 inches wide and 0.2 inches thick. Cognac leather trim with a polished nickel buckle.

What I liked about the “Basis” Belt:

Lightweight woven material is great on the golf course where you don’t want a heavy belt weighing you down while swinging. Most of the time you don’t realize you have a belt on, great for an active Dad.

Love the stylish versatility. Looks great in shorts, golf pants and jeans.

With a woven belt no need to punch new holes if your waist expands a little.

With so much customization both on and off the course and in the golf industry in general. I love the fact Beltology has so many styles of belts with various buckle options. Perfect for the discerning golfer.

I’d would of order one size larger then my waist size of 34 not that it didn’t fit me but I like a bit longer of a belt. Just my preference.

The “Basis” and all other styles are available exclusively at beltology.com and at select boutiques across the USA. Prices range from $60 to $85 USD. For the style and quality very reasonable in my opinion.

If you’re looking for a unique gift for a Father who might just need a belt upgrade then look no further then a belt from Beltology. Golfer or not they’ll love it.

About Beltology
Launched in 2014 by Andrew Heffernan and Anna Lundberg, the brand seeks to take belts from being a forgotten accessory to a foundation of individual style. The company is headquartered in New York City’s Lower East Side.
Please visit Beltology at beltology.com | @beltology.

Jun 6, 2017

New TomTom GPS Golf Watch Range - Designed For Golfers

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  6/06/2017 07:58:00 PM   No comments
With so many GPS Golf watches out on the market for golfers it can be a bit overwhelming to choose one if you're in the market. Lately I've been interested by all these golf watches, firstly because I love techie gadgets and secondly because I've never used/reviewed one.

Well now with Father's Day around the corner TomTom's range of GPS Golf Watches has me intrigued and hopefully will be able to do a review soon.

Press Release

Improve your game with the new TomTom GPS Golf Watch range
Adding 24/7 activity tracking to the GOLFER 2, and introducing the new GOLFER 2 SE

TomTom (TOM2) launches the new GOLFER 2, which now comes with 24/7 activity tracking, and the sporty GOLFER 2 SE that is being introduced to the range at an attractive price point for keen golfers to better their game.

24/7 activity tracking with the TomTom GOLFER 2 allows users to capture their steps and record their active minutes and calories burned throughout the day, on and off the course. Sporting a premium strap, this new GPS Golf Watch is available in black.

The brand-new TomTom GOLFER 2 SE offers golfers the key features of the GOLFER range such as green and hazard distance views, automatic shot detection and post-game analysis in the app, at an attractive price point. The TomTom GOLFER 2 SE comes with a sporty strap in striking grey & orange and black & green colour options.

“Our golfer users had let us know they were keen to wear their GOLFER watch every day. Now they can enjoy the added benefit of 24/7 activity tracking” said Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director of TomTom Consumer.  “We want to make our GOLFER products accessible to golfers of all abilities and help them improve their game, the GOLFER 2 SE does just that.” 

The TomTom GOLFER 2 and the TomTom GOLFER 2 SE give golfers:
·         Precise hazard and green distances, and views, on over 40,000 courses worldwide[1]
·         Automatic shot detection 
·         Post-game analysis in the TomTom Golfer App including shot patterns, putts and hole by hole review.

The new TomTom GOLFER 2 and the TomTom GOLFER 2 SE are available online through tomtom.com and amazon.ca.  The TomTom GOLFER 2 will be available from $329 CAD and the TomTom GOLFER 2 SE will be available from $249 CAD. More info can be found on tomtom.com/en_ca/sports/golf/.

May 28, 2017

New York North Country Beckons For At Par Golf Packages

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  5/28/2017 08:29:00 AM   No comments

With so many amazing golf courses in the Ottawa area it's hard sometimes to look outside the box but last year I did it by finally playing a few of the spectacular golf courses in the Mont Tremblant area. Now New York in particular the North Country has peaked my interest. Offering Canadian packages at par, Malone, Saranac Inn, Tupper Lake, and Highland Greens golf course all look amazing. I've been to these areas before but haven't golfed. Can you say "golf road trip"?


PHOTO: Malone Golf Club (AdksUsa.com/ROOST)

Press Release

New York North Country Golf Courses Offer Canadian Packages at Par

Malone, N.Y. — Canadian golfers have extra incentive to enjoy the North Country’s classic golf courses this year, as Malone, and Adirondack area courses are offering lodging and golf packages at par.

Participating golf courses include the 36-hole Malone Golf Club East and West courses designed by Robert Trent Jones and Donald Ross; the 18-hole Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club designed by Seymour Dunn; the 18-hole Tupper Lake Golf & Country Club designed by Donald Ross; and the 18-hole Highland Greens Golf Course.

“We look forward to welcoming our neighbors from the North again this year,” said Malone Golf Club General Manager Tom Siddon. “After all, we’re just a pitch and a putt from Ottawa and other Ontario communities!”

Jim Connors, owner of the immaculately-maintained Saranac Inn Golf Course, is optimistic about the season. “We hope that our Canadian and U.S. friends set a goal of visiting all of our courses this year,” he said. “Even this early, our course is already in great condition, which should translate into a nice long golf season.”

Packages are valid through the fall and include one or two-night accommodations, two or three days of unlimited golf, and guaranteed tee times when booked more than a week in advance. Golf bags will be stored for free at the clubs and the cart is free for the first round each day.

For more information and to book and enter to win packages, visit adk.golf. For more information about the region, explore visitmalone.com.


May 15, 2017

The 5 Biggest Prizes Available to Golfers

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  5/15/2017 07:55:00 PM   No comments


As a top professional sportsman, sponsorships and endorsements deals make up a sizeable chunk of earnings but the majority of professional golfers around the world set their sights on winning one of the richest tournaments in the sport.There are few places you can earn as much money as a professional golfer than the European and PGA tours, even with Paddy Power golf betting. Whilst there is an emerging golf scene in the Middle East the US and Europe still hold the biggest prizes. Some of the figures listed below are mind boggling so the following golf tournaments are certainly worth aspiring to win (with the biggest prize a massive 8 figures!)

5. WGC – Bridgestone Invitational - $1.7 million


Firestone CC (South Course), Akron, Ohio

Pot: $9.75 million

Winner: $1.7 million

The 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational will be held August 3rd – August 6th on the Firestone Country Club’s South Course. The current format of the event takes 75 players around the course, roughly half of the usual amount of golfers in professional golfing event. The 2016 winner was Dustin Johnson.

4. Race to Dubai Winner - $1.7 million

Pot: $10 million

Winner: $1.7 million

The Race to Dubai (previously known as the Order of Merit) is a season-long competition on the European Tour. The new name was to recognise the addition of the season ending tournament, the Dubai World Championship. The 2016 Race to Dubai, featuring 45 tournaments in 26 countries worldwide, was won by Henrik Stenson.

3. WGC Mexico Championship - $1.77 million

Pot: $9.75 million

Winner: $1.77 million

The 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship was a golf tournament played March 2nd 5th at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico City. Previous versions of this championship were played at the Trump National Doral course in Doral, Florida. The winner was a familiar name on this list, Dustin Johnson.

2. The Players Championship - $1.89 million

Pot: $10.5 million

Winner: $1.89 million

The Players Championship (sometimes known as the PLAYERS Championship) is an annual tournament that forms a part of the PGA Tour. The field of participants is usually made up of the top 50 golfers in the world rankings. It’s unofficially seen as a 5th major due to the prize money and prestige that surrounds the tournament. Aussie Jason day pocketed the nearly $2 million in 2016.

1. FedEx Cup - $10 million


With a massive jump up to $10 million, enter the FedEx Cup. To stand a chance of winning this super prestigious event you must meet the super stringent entry requirements for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which include being one of the top 125 point leaders across the PGA season. Those 125 players go head to head and the final 30 go through to the last round. The final round is contested after their point’s totals have been reset to pre-determined amounts to give everyone a chance of winning, but the higher chance to the more-deserving players. The 2016 winner and receiver of a massive $10 million cheque was Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy.


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