If you are looking to follow this year’s no-rules-on-the-fairway-fashion motto then we have the goods for you.
Or at least Annie Margulis does.
The founder and designer of Girls Golf clothing line debuted a more flamboyant and comfortable Spring line that is creating plenty of buzz.
Unfortunately, Margulis was unable to guarantee lower scores but the brand in known for their positive affirmations in scripted on the apparel – so who knows?
We sat down with Margulis to talk about the Girls Golf Collection.
Please fill us in on this years spring/fall collections and what Girls Golf has in store for us.
I think my favorite adjectives for this year’s girls golf are: “Fabulously feminine and fashionably fun.”
What has changed since last year’s collection and how is it even better than what we’ve seen in the past?
More fun with color and prints plus the addition of more outerwear pieces, a pink travel bag and a cashmere group.
What was your inspiration while designing your 2011 collections?
Some of my inspiration is what I see as trends in fashion and the arts. But I am really inspired by colors I see in my surroundings in ...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It’s 8:15 on an unusually chilly Florida morning, and Juan Pablo Montoya arrives at LPGA International looking less like the baddest dude in NASCAR (which he is) than a father of three (which he also is) who could use a few more hours of sleep.
He’s the headliner at the 38th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Celebrity Golf Classic, one of a continuous stream of events leading up to the sport’s biggest race on Feb. 20.
There’s trepidation when you first meet Montoya. You know his reputation, you’ve seen the videos of his confrontations on and off the race track, you’ve read the comments about him on NASCAR fan sites.
That’s his alter ego. On the golf course, he’s relaxed, unguarded, even self-deprecating. A biting wind has put a damper on the occasion, but Montoya’s love of golf is still evident.
The 35-year-old Colombian took up golf in the 1990s, but got “hooked like a drug” when he started racing Formula One cars in 2001. He credits Germán Calle Jr. of Colombia’s Corporacion Internacional de Golf with teaching him the game. When Calle helped bring a Nationwide ...
If you are looking to wow your sporty sweetheart this coming spring, I think Cutter & Buck has the perfect recipe (our apologies for not getting the secret ingredients to you before Valentines Day.)
This past weekend we caught up with Anne Broholm, Cutter & Buck’s head of design and apparel, to get an exciting run through the brand’s post-PGA Merchandise Show preview:
Tell us about this year’s collections and what we can expect to see from the Cutter & Buck brand?
Cutter & Buck has just launched Summer/Fall 2011, which features a broad lineup of our CBDrytec luxe assortment for men. It incorporates technical fabrications that combine the drape and luxurious hand of better sportswear while still performing at a high technical level on the golf course – true on- and off-course wear. Our color palettes are fresh and Sunbelt appropriate while still incorporating rich fall colors. For the Cutter & Buck women's - and Annika - it’s all about the details and trend-right silhouettes. From novelty buttons and special trims to items such as a boyfriend-inspired cardigan, our women’s lineup hits important fashion trends while still maintaining a golfer’s flair.
We are hearing a lot of buzz about ...
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – Golfers won’t be able to play Pinehurst No. 2 until March 4, but they can keep tabs on the year-long restoration through a new website: www.pinehurstnumber2.com.
The site has photo galleries of some of the work that has been done by architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. There also is a video gallery in which the architects discuss some of the changes they’re making to specific holes.
Coore and Crenshaw have widened fairways and stripped away 35 acres of turf, which has been replaced with natural sand, pine straw and native grasses. All rough has been removed from the course.
“With all the excitement about the restoration of No. 2, we wanted to give golfers a place where they could see and hear about all the work that’s been done, as well as get a taste of what they’ll encounter the next time they play No. 2,” said Tom Pashley, Pinehurst’s executive vice president of marketing.
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LOS CABOS, Mexico – The PGA Tour and One & Only Palmilla in March will launch Tour Academy Palmilla, the first international PGA Tour Academy.
The academy will offer golf schools ranging from a ...
Every sport has its code of conduct. High on golf’s list, north of “winner buys” and south of “no foot wedges,” is this: Help your playing partner try to find his lost ball. Whether it’s your opponent, boss, buddy, enemy or some old codger with whom you got paired on the first tee, you look. You make an honest effort, even if the guy’s been talking politics, taking three practice swings and offering unsolicited putting tips. Rule 35: Do unto others.
Ours is a high-minded culture that prides itself on moral and ethical purity, which may explain why, when alone, finding a lost ball puts us in such a tizzy. In the black-and-white world of fairways and greens, nothing so inflames our gray matter. When there are rules – sorry, Rules – and Decisions on Rules and Addendums to Decisions on Rules designed to cover every situation under the sun, including solar eclipses (Rule 6002-1.2: Impermissible to stare into), a simple twist of golfing fate is destined to get complicated.
Think about it. You’re in the trees looking for your own wayward ball – or, better yet, you’ve just found it, rewarded because you’re the kind ...
Perry Golf has expanded its golf-cruise operations through a partnership with Azamara Golf Cruises.
Azamara, an upscale division of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., bills itself as a brand that delivers smaller, amenity-rich trips, often to destinations that are out of the ordinary. It operates two ships, the Journey and the Quest, each of which can accommodate 694 guests. Perry Golf president Gordon Dalgleish said his company plans to fill about 100 to 130 of those beds, and will have an employee onboard to run the golf itinerary for each trip.
Azamara and Perry are running seven golf cruises this year, primarily in southern Europe, though one trip includes stops in Ireland. The companies also are marketing a 16-night trip to China, Vietnam and Thailand.
Perry Golf has been selling golf cruises since 1999, and cruises account for about 15 percent of the company’s business, Dalgleish said. Until now, however, the company has been chartering boats, which involves the financial risk of chartering ships two or more years before the cruise occurs.
“As a business model, it’s not great,” Dalgleish said.
Dalgleish added that the Azamara partnership relieves his company of the need to charter ships while helping Azamara ...
Brandel Chamblee opened a Twitter account in December and immediately searched for mentions of his name.
“The first thing I see is Geoff Ogilvy’s wife saying I’m (a jerk),” he says, laughing at the memory.
That October 2009 tweet from Juli Ogilvy, whom Chamblee says he has never met, coincided with the Presidents Cup. That week, Chamblee predicted on Golf Channel that the U.S. would drub the International team, which included Geoff Ogilvy.
“I thoroughly believed the Presidents Cup was going to be over on Saturday,” he says now. “I did the math. They couldn’t putt with us. There was no way (the Internationals) were going to be relevant on Sunday.”
He was right, of course. The Internationals didn’t win a single session during the four-day event.
That episode illustrates why Chamblee has become perhaps golf’s best broadcast analyst. He has strong opinions, supports them with enough stats to make a Roto-geek’s head spin, states his case with a quick, coherent delivery, would prefer to hit a shank rather than mouth a cliché, and doesn’t much care if someone takes exception to what he says.
Those were the same qualities that Jack ...
Before he found Fred Brattain, Barry Frost approached a round of golf cautiously, knowing he’d pay a hefty penalty the following day.
Years of wear and tear from skiing and motorcycling in his youth had taken a toll on Frost – causing him to undergo surgery on the back of his neck – and as a result he would be couch-bound for days after a round. The pain caused him to quit a game he had taken up 20 years ago – one that, as a retired database administrator and software architect, served as a healthy hobby.
Enter Brattain, a work acquaintance who suffered from many of the same back problems as Frost, but who had found a way to continue playing the game thanks to a few swing adjustments. Five years later, Frost is playing pain-free, and thanks to Brattain, so are a number of other players who otherwise would have had to shelve the sticks for good.
Brattain, a traveling technical computer trainer, launched the Disabled Golfers Learning Foundation in August 2009, and since has spent many hours spreading the word about a mission designed to keep disabled persons and military veterans on the links and pain-free. The foundation is ...
Near the top of the list of trigger words that prompt Pavlovian slobbering among serious golfers are these: Hogan and Merion. So from a marketing standpoint, author David Barrett hit upon the mother lode when he decided to chronicle Ben Hogan’s improbable 1950 U.S. Open title at Merion. It doesn’t hurt that the Ardmore, Pa., club remains relevant, having been rescued from championship exile, with the 2013 U.S. Open on the way.
“Miracle at Merion” represents an earnest effort to thoroughly chronicle Hogan’s triumph, though at times there’s the sense that Barrett dumped the entirety of his research into a book whose dramatic story line would have benefited from tighter editing. He spent the first half of the book telling the back story of life on tour in the 1940s, Hogan’s 1949 auto accident, rehab and many of the players who played a role, however peripheral, in the 1950 Open. Only in the final 150 pages does the story shift to Merion.
Barrett’s research is admirable, but there are times when readers probably will wish that he had dug deeper. He writes at length about inconsistencies regarding Hogan’s 1-iron – Did Hogan ...
You don’t go to London for the beaches, New York for the calm, Paris for the hamburgers, or Rome for the efficiency. Likewise, you’re visiting Golfweek’s Best Resorts Courses for the golf, the golf, the golf. Yet you miss out on so much fun if all you do is make a beeline from your room to the first tee to the 18th (or 19th) hole and back again. Leave that stuff to the Tour pros – and, remember, even they like to go hunting and fishing every so often.
Great golf is a prerequisite to making Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses, but exhilarating, mind-expanding, pulse-quickening off-course activities might as well be, too, because they’re just about everywhere on offer. Combined with superb rounds on the course, they will round out your stay and make a memorable trip all the more so. Here is a sampling of some of the most interesting offerings.
Surfing at at Pelican Hill resort (Newport Beach, Calif.)
It’s quite possible the stunning ocean views of Pelican Hill’s two Tom Fazio courses will get you thinking how fun it might be to surf. (Especially if you’ve just sliced your approach into ...
Midway through December, you typically can count on at least two things happening: You’ll face the prospect of frantic, last-minute Christmas shopping, and you’ll find Shadow Creek Golf Club at the top of the annual Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses list.
The North Las Vegas, Nev., layout, now 20 years old, remains the perfect golf course for Sin City. Like the mammoth, themed casinos that line The Strip, Shadow Creek is a thorough re-imagining of the otherwise nondescript land on which it sits.
Shadow Creek’s grip on the list’s top spot remains firm, though its lead over No. 2 Fallen Oak narrowed slightly this year. The 4-year-old Saucier, Miss., layout has helped establish the Gulf Coast region as one of the country’s finest golf-and-gaming destinations.
Both designs were created by Tom Fazio, who placed eight courses on the list, more than any other architect. That included two layouts done in collaboration with Jerry Pate at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia, Miss.
There are some interesting additions to the list. The Greenbrier’s Old White (No. 8) and Greenbrier (No. 45) courses qualified this ...
Cristie Kerr’s initial meeting with Suzanne Pride Bryan, co-owner of Pride Mountain Vineyards, didn’t last long. The idea of making a wine that helped fight breast cancer went down as smooth as a Cabernet.
Bryan had undergone cancer treatments alongside her father, Jim, founder of Pride Mountain Vineyards. Father and daughter held hands during chemotherapy; Jim lost his battle with bladder cancer in 2004.
Suzanne related instantly to Kerr’s passion. Their partnership came naturally as Kerr’s mother, like Suzanne, is a breast-cancer survivor.
In summer 2009, Kerr worked with Pride Mountain Vineyards winemaker Sally Johnson to create Curvature’s first edition, a 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon that went on sale
The name Curvature is a play on Kerr’s name as well as a celebration of a woman’s curves. To that point, Kerr wanted a full-figured wine, polished with Merlot and Petite Sirah.
All proceeds from the sale of Curvature go toward breast cancer research and the care of its survivors. Production will be limited to around 300 cases.
Like many things in life, Kerr discovered wine through golf. When the Samsung World Championship was played at Hiddenbrook Golf Club in Vallejo, Calif., from ...
It was an ordinary shot, like so many others he made that year. But it was the kind of moment that etched forever in my mind what made Tiger Woods so special.
I had watched him play before, up close, but there was something special about this shot on the
second hole of the Atlanta Athletic Club’s Highlands Course during the first round of the 2001 PGA Championship. Woods’ drive had drifted right, into light Bermuda rough, and I was able (with my inside-the-ropes media access) to position myself right next to him as he stood over the approach shot from 180 yards.
Woods’ conversation with his caddie, Steve Williams, was quick and simple. Tiger pulled an 8-iron from the bag, and I remember the look as his mind settled into place and his whole body followed. With a swing of intensity and power, he launched the ball so high and so fast that I felt as if I were at the end of a rocket engine. The air around the ball sizzled – ffwwiisshh.
Tiger’s brilliance was not simply in the great shots he hit under pressure: the winning birdie putts on the 18th green of the Arnold ...
Every once in a while a course pops up on the radar screen and just speaks to you powerfully and relentlessly.
In another realm of life it might be called “falling in love,” but in golf the experience of such a discovery too often gets reduced to the cheap cliché of “hidden gem.” But that’s to presume the course has been under wraps, whereas in the case of an enchanting place such as St. George’s Golf & Country Club, it just has been sitting there in plain sight on Long Island’s North Shore since 1917.
Well, maybe not exactly in plain sight. For the last few decades this unique Devereux Emmet-designed layout has been shrouded in a kind of tree-induced fog, its quirky mounds and bubbling cauldrons of bunkers struggling for recognition under dense canopies of amateurishly planted conifers. Now, thanks to a sustained tree-management program, the course has been freed of its nuisance evergreens. Tall, proud, century-old white oaks dot the site and define perimeter areas, but the interior hole corridors have been opened to the point where the fairways seem to melt into one another.
The effect, looking out from the clubhouse onto the property, is ...
STUART, Fla. – They say golf is a game of a lifetime, and few have lived those words quite like Samuel Henry “Errie” Ball. Born Nov. 14, 1910, in Bangor, Wales, Ball wears glasses, a hearing aid, and recently began relying on a cane. Otherwise, there were few indications that the diminutive Ball, dressed in a royal blue blazer, striped tie and gray slacks, had reached the century mark.
“I don’t feel 100,” he said. “That’s for sure.”
Ball’s is a life well lived, and nearly 300 people celebrated the occasion with him Sunday evening at Willoughby Golf Club. The receiving line stretched out the door and down the hall as if they were greeting the Duke of Windsor, who Ball once taught. And in a way, Ball is golfing royalty.
No less than Bobby Jones recruited him to come to America. The years melt away when he reminisces, but the name of the ship? It was so long ago, he can’t remember.
“It may be the Mayflower,” he said.
During the eight-day trip across the Atlantic, he met Maxie Wright. She was engaged. So was Ball. No matter, they were married two months later – to each ...