2014 Golfer's Gift Guide
holiday's are almost upon us so now is the time to get busy. Here are some of
the most innovative, beautiful and useful gift ideas.
Bobby Jones Double Closure Full Zip Windbreaker
This is one of the most luxurious outerwear
garments available in the upscale market category.
It is a "cardigan looking sweater",
but actually serves as a windbreaker on the inside. It is made with an 80%
lamb's wool exterior and a 20% nylon interior.
The windbreaker has a seven-gauge tweed tweed
and suede elbow patches.
As you can see in the close-up, it actually
offers a zipper closure and a cardigan button closure over it.
It is super soft to the touch, but provides
great added protection on those brisk winter days.
BOBBY JONES UNVEILS NEW ROUGE FOR WOMEN
New Driver and Fairways Designed To Provide Female Golfers
Unrivaled Distance and Accuracy
The Rouge Series, named for its beautiful
burgundy rouge finish, consists of a driver and five fairway woods all featuring
a patented head shape designed specifically to reduce sliced and pushed shots
for players with slower swing speeds. In addition, the Rouge Series clubs
contain a slightly offset hosel that is found throughout the set, which
positions the hands ahead of the ball for more solid ball-striking at
The Bobby Jones
Rouge collection features a driver, 3-5-7-9 and 11 woods that have
14-18-23-28-33 and 38 degrees of loft, respectively. The 14-degree Rouge
driver is constructed of titanium and features a 400cc head. The driver
utilizes a high toe, low heel design that squares the face at impact for
players with more moderate swing speeds.
Fairways are constructed of thin, super hot maraging steel faces for greater
ball velocity and reduced spin. The Rouge Fairways also feature a shallow face
with low profile to ensure assistance with getting the ball up in the air.
“I believe that an innovative fairway design
delivers superior performance over a hybrid design for women, because of the
lower and deeper positioning of the center of gravity,” said Jesse Ortiz, Vice
President of Bobby Jones golf equipment. Typical hybrid designs position the CG high and too close to
the face of the club making it a much less forgiving option versus the unique
Rouge fairway design, which features a drag reducing soleplate for better
contact from difficult lies.
Ortiz continued, “the two main
challenges many female golfers have is getting the ball to launch higher and
squaring the clubface at impact, and with the Rouge line we’ve been able to use
innovative technologies to alleviate both. In addition to making the game
easier, the new Rouge clubs are visually striking. The beautiful burgundy
rouge finish will please even the most style conscious of women golfers.”
The Rouge series
clubs are available now online at www.bobbyjones.com.The street price of the driver is $250 and the Fairway woods are $180
half-zip pullovers like Asset are available in a range of
deep-yet-colorful heather shades complemented with brighter tonal sleeve taping
and contrasting placket zippers. It can easily become a cool weather everyday
wear garment, given its wide range of color options.
of lightweight outerwear styles adds to their popularity. They've been designed
with the intent to be worn as standalone garments, or worn over a tee shirt or
performance polo or under a heavier weight outerwear piece.
Each of these lightweight outerwear styles can be utilized to
perform these multiple garment functions. Crux, for instance, is
constructed using a mid-weight, double knit neutral heather interlock that's
contrasted with deep palette color shades and outlined with seams covered in
bright color contrast cover stitching.
appealing as a casual look and as a new-color classic. 100%
polyester yarn dye heather double knit interlock long sleeve 1/4 zip pullover
with contrast color sleeve, shoulder inset and collar. Contrast tipping at
Haze demonstrates the subtle simplicity of a tonal irregular yarn, constructed into
a lightweight, lightly brushed half-zip pullover guaranteed to be comfortable
in cool climates without impeding movement.
new half sleeve wind shirt Skill, the process of bonding a thinly
constructed micro-membrane behind and against the filament knit interlock outer
face, and sandwiching it with an additional inner layer of filament interlock,
gives the appearance of one singularly constructed layer of fabric.
This one-piece, multi-layer, wind-resistant fabric eliminates
the need for an additional garment lining. Due to its shell construction, Skill
functions as a wind-resistant garment while also keeping golfers dry from rain
based on its high-quality inner membrane.
embellished with elastic outer garment seam tape that mimics the irregular
neutral stripe effects in this collection's polos, giving it a unique aesthetic
2015 women's Bolt is a 95% Polyester/5%spandex jersey face and
fleece back long sleeve half zip pullover with contrast top body color block
details with heather side insets, zip chest and hip pocket with the Antigua
triangle patch at the sleeve end. The pullover comes in 6 different colors.
above styles retail for a MSRP of $80.00
details on Antigua's Spring 2015 Men's Golf Outerwear Collection, visit www.antigua.com.
- The power of a smart watch with the sophistication of a precision-crafted timepiece
The smart watch is here—something that seemed as far away as the
Jetson’s robot butler has made it to today’s technological society. But unlike
the first mobile phones, the COGITO CLASSIC smart watch is refined and
The perfect size on your wrist with classic analog movement, all
with the essentials of your smart phone, the COGITO CLASSIC appeals to both the
techie and the grown-up in each of us.
Pioneers of the smart watch movement, the COGITO CLASSIC is revolutionary in
the way it operates. The watch is not just one more gadget that distracts us
from everyday moments; it helps us streamline what is important and what can
When linked with the smart phone or tablet app, COGITO CLASSIC allows you to
customize settings based on your priorities and selecting which notifications
will appear. On the watch face, you can see who is calling and decide whether
to answer or mute it. COGITO CLASSIC frees you from continually checking your
“We wanted to eliminate the clutter and all the digital
distractions in our daily lives; what better way to do that than by simply
looking down at your wrist?” says Peter Hauser, Chief Technology Officer of CONNECTEDEVICE,
makers of COGITO CLASSIC.
Making life even easier is the fact that the COGITO CLASSIC is one
of the only smart watches on the market that never needs to be
charged! Using a standard watch battery that is easily replaced when
needed, you no longer have to hunt for a plug or charging cable.
You already have to remember to charge your computer, iPad and iPhone every
night — you don't want to have to charge your watch, too!
The COGITO CLASSIC is also water-resistant up to 10 ATM ,
meaning you can still monitor essential communications on your watch in
situations where you might not be able to bring your phone. You don't
have to worry about carrying your phone in the rain or on the beach, when
COGITO keeps you safely connected.
Program your COGITO CLASSIC smart watch to only give you the
notifications you need. If you want to receive notifications about
text messages from only certain people such as your child or boss, this
function is available! Want to use your COGITO to take a photo?
No problem! Just set up your phone and use the watch to snap the
shot! The ultimate selfie!
The watch is not only revolutionizing the way we live our lives,
but it's fashion forward as well. Featuring design by award winning French
Designer Xavier Houy, this precision-crafted timepiece adds a level of sophistication to
the smart watch market. Featuring classic analog movement combined with
intuitive digital notifications, this is the only smart watch with a design
that looks forward to the future while paying tribute to the past.
The COGITO CLASSIC can be paired with Apple and Android devices,
making it one of the only smartwatches to cross the boundaries of different
operating systems. If you change from one phone brand to another, you
don’t have to ditch your smart watch in the process.
Retailing for $179, the COGITO Classic is an
affordable option, making it the ultimate gift for that special someone who
values function but who doesn’t want to trade their fashion sense to get it!
available at select Brookstone retail shops and online at http://cogitowatch.com/classic.html
Nunchuk xi shafts coupled with Boccieri Secret Grip equal amazing feel and results
Nventix and manufactured by UST Shafts, these purple and grey shafts are
lightweight graphite iron shafts weighing 104 grams and extremely stable. They
reduce vibration compared to steel shafts and according to their inventor,
Gerry Hogan, their rigid tip and butt sections minimizes shaft droop, shaft
twist and bend to give a golfer a better chance to hit the sweet spot. The
aforementioned also makes these shafts playable for a wide range of players. Golfers should expect to impact the "sweet spot" of the
clubface more often, with the clubface looking at the intended line of flight
thereby producing better club head to ball speed efficiency and better
Nunchuk shafts are
different than other shafts on the market because they don’t come in different
bringing their tour-proven NUNCHUK
Tri-Zonal Stability precision technology to iron shafts, nVentix
has produced a graphite iron shaft that is more consistent and accurate than steel
shafts, but with the feel of graphite. The TZS shaft design
incorporates three segments, or zones, where each segment is specifically
designed and constructed to control problems with twist, flex and droop found
in other shaft designs.
has the same design theory has the company’s driver/fairway and hybrid shafts.
- Torque — 3.3
- Weight — 104 grams
- Length — 40 inches
- Tip outside
diameter (OD) — 0.355 Tapered and 0.370 Parallel Tip
- Butt OD — 0.610
inches with 7.5' parallel butt section
- Parallel tip — 2
inches (0.370-inch model)
Butt trim to length, no
tip trimming required or suggested. Long parallel butt section to produce
consistent grip feel and size for hand placement on the club.
wood and hybrid shafts have already found the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour —
Jhonnatan Vegas used one in his driver, 3 wood and hybrid in 2011 to win the
Humana Challenge, and Brandt Snedeker used a Nunchuk shaft in his hybrid when
he won the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open. Additional devotees include Retief
Goosen and John Daly who use the shafts in all their irons, wedges included.
David Edel, the guru of putters and wedges, offers the Nunchuk xi for all his
wedges as does Nike.
cost $55.00 www.nventix.com
The Secret Grip by Steve Boccieri
When the Nunchuk shafts are coupled with the Secret Grip, the
balance point of your club is raised thereby improving
your consistency, control and distance.
The balance point is important because its
location influences how a golfer swings the golf club. This can be felt several
ways during the golf swing. The first place you will notice the effect is on
the backswing where the added weight helps the hands to set the club properly.
Raising the balance point also diminishes the ability to cast the golf club
from the top. This leads to a better angle of retention, which allows for a
smoother transition into your downswing and a more powerful release of the golf
A higher balance point also influences the way a golfer swings
the putter. Placing additional weight in the grip quiets the hands leading to a
smooth pendulum putting stroke.
The secret Grip uses Counter Balance Grip
Technology which adds weight to the back, or grip end, of your golf club.
Counter-balancing tightens shot dispersion and increases ball speed in the full
swing, as well as quieting the hands in the putting motion, producing a smooth
The Secret Grip features an Injection molded
tungsten cap, is a heavier rubber compound than most grips, has a built-up
lower hand and is 1" longer than a standard grip.
The Secret Grip for swing clubs is available
in two sizes (Standard and Midsize) and the Secret Grip for putters is
available in three sizes (Classic, Midsize and Jumbo) and three weights (100g,
155g and 165g).
There are a variety of Secret Grips:
Secret Grip Original - $12.99
Secret Grip Color - $13.99
Secret Grip Cord - $14.99
Secret Grip Putter Classic - $19.99
Secret Grip Putter Midsize - $24.99
Secret Grip Putter Jumbo - $24.99
is the granddaddy gift that the whole family can use!
Full Swing Golf's 3-D
golf simulation is arguably the best on the market, with incredible graphics
and a sizable number of courses that you can play, including Pebble Beach,
Oakland Hills and St. Andrews. The landscapes and detailed views of galleries
and wildlife are stunning, but the system also offers real-time data such as
ball speed and launch angle that can tell you a lot about your game.
Some of the
world’s most respected golf professionals also use Full Swing in their teaching
and training regimens, such as Hank Haney, Ian Poulter, and Mark Wilson.
For over 25
years, Full Swing Golf has continues to deliver the most innovative,
high-quality, realistic and enjoyable golfing experience available on an indoor
Golf has developed a new extension to its existing infrared tracking system
that utilizes a single high-speed camera to focus solely on ball spin and club
head data, Full Swing Golf has truly mastered the art and science of ball
Full Swing Golf uses a patented tracking system
which consists of proprietary hardware which utilizes Light Speed Infrared
Technology and Ion2 Vision Technology. The Ion2 Vision technology utilizes a
single high-speed camera to focus solely on ball spin and club head data while
the infrared technology focuses on the speed and trajectory of your shot.
camera captures detailed spin data using regular, unmarked balls including back
spin, side spin, and spin axis. Displaying this information on-screen allows
you to make better shot decisions. The ION camera gives you club head
speed, club face angle, and club path information with intuitive on-screen
illustrations of your club, so you can improve your swing.
models include – 1.) Swing Catalyst, which includes High Speed cameras and
Balance plate technology, 2.) SwinGuru, which will record, replay
and analyze your swing in 3D.
simulators cost between $45,000 and $60,000 and include 80 courses.
Looking for a great stocking stuffer?
This is an ideal gift for the golfer who lovesuseful
Sleeve is pocket ball and wedge cleaner.
sock-like sleeve fits right in your pocket, eliminating the need to carry a
bulky towel to the green, and the microfiber technology inside the sleeve
ensures that your ball and wedge grooves will be free from dirt and debris for
Sleeves are easy to use, convenient to transport and provide superior results
to other golf ball cleaning tools.
To check out
the entire selection of colors, wide array of patterns and complete
customization capabilities of Green Sleeve, visit greensleevegolf.com . $11.99 - MSRP.
Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the
director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a
member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers
Association, and currently works as a mental coach to 14+ PGA Tour Pros. He is
also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers”,
“How to Build Business Relationships through Golf” which is in the Top Ten Golf
Business Book’s bestseller list. His latest book,” The Right Mind for Golf”,
released last year, is now in its 5th printing
He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com or email@example.com