Golf News – July 16, 2018

Fowler and DeChambeau to Sport Puma Apparel for The Open Championship

CARLSBAD, CA – Rickie Fowler Rickie’s looks for the week, will feature blue hues, his signature Sunday Orange, with pieces from the Throwback Collection from PUMA Golf.

Bryson will kick off the tournament in a clean black and grey look, with his signature Driver Cap, and close out the third major of the year in his traditional Sunday Red, White & Blue color story.

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DeChambeau and Fowler to Carry a Custom COBRA + Vessel Tour Stand Bag

CARLSBAD, CA – Rickie Fowler will be equipped to perform in any weather at The Open Championship, dressed to the nines in PUMA Golf’s Autumn, Winter ’18 collection including fresh, on-trend polos and key layering pieces for warmth on course. At this year’s US Open, Rickie’s caddie, Joe Skovron, carried a custom COBRA Golf & Vessel Tour Stand Bag, a nod to Rickie’s amateur days and amateur golfers, and will do the same, with an all new design, at the third major of the year.

This custom, Limited Edition Tour Stand Bag, designed with The Open Championship in mind, incorporates all the necessary on-course features of a Tour Staff bag, including heavy-duty zippers, durable PU material and a single strap for easy carrying, but in a much lighter package – 60% lighter to be exact. The bag features yellow ribbon highlights are inspired by the iconic Carnoustie Golf Links logo, and eight birds, representing the 8th time the event will be held at the historic championship golf course.

Key Features:

  • Four-way top with designated dividers and top grab handle.
  • Carbon Fiber Stand Legs.
  • Full-length Umbrella Sleeve.
  • Seven pockets including an oversized apparel pocket, lockable valuables pocket and dual insulated cooler pockets.
  • Single Carry Strap and hip pad with COOLFLOW foam.
  • EASYFlex base allowing maximum turf contact.

COBRA Golf will sell a limited number of these Limited Edition, Open-inspired Tour Stand Bags on cobragolf.com and host a giveaway on its social media channels.

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Under Armour Announces Open Championship Scripting for Jordan Spieth

BALTIMORE, MD – “The best defense is a good offense” is a common mantra in team sports, an idea based around firepower and scoring to keep an opponent at bay. Jordan Spieth is made to score, and ready to adopt that mantra in his own way – using every offensive weapon in his arsenal to defend the Claret Jug and his 2017 Open Championship title.

Doing so means facing the wild and unpredictable conditions that make the Open Championship famous, especially this year, at the legendary Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland. Always exposed to the elements of the North Sea, anything can happen at Carnoustie – pouring rain, biting wind and scalding heat are all on the table, and to defend his championship, Jordan, with help from Under Armour, is coming prepared to eliminate the elements.

Ensuring the journey is comfortable, Jordan will walk the course in the waterproof and super-durable Spieth 2 footwear. Jordan’s apparel scripting for the week includes ultra-breathable UA Threadborne polos with 30+ UPF protection, and water-resistant UA Storm technology pullovers.

When asked why layering matters – and why the UA Storm Daytona is a favorite – Jordan said, “not only is it going to be water resistant but it’s going to keep me warm while at the same time it’s actually breathable – I don’t really know how that is possible or how they do it but that’s not my job. My job is to perform on the golf course and this piece helps me do that.”

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Streamsong® Black Selected as Best New Clubhouse of the Year by Golf Inc. Magazine

STREAMSONG, FL – Streamsong® Resort is pleased to announce that the Streamsong Black Clubhouse has been named the best new Clubhouse of the Year by Golf Inc. This is the second award that Streamsong has received from Golf Inc. this year. Earlier this year, Streamsong Black was awarded the Best New Golf Development of the Year in the publication’s March/April issue, which opened at the same time as the Streamsong Black Clubhouse in September 2017.

The judges evaluated the entries on four criteria: efficiency, aesthetics, vision, and sustainability. The panelists looked at how well a floor plan maximizes available space, how visually appealing and congruent the design is to its surrounding area, the mission of its developer, and how the clubhouse conserves energy and water to ensure an environmentally sustainable building. Mark Melzer, chairman of Melzer Deckert & Ruder Architects as well as a judge for this year’s competition described the new clubhouse for “the minimal structure [that] allows an all-glass wall system, which celebrates the panoramic natural views. The resort is a facility primarily used for dining and bar activity while taking in the views – for golf purists only.”

The Streamsong Black clubhouse is 7,643 square feet.  It includes the resort’s newest dining experience, Bone Valley Tavern, a separate bar, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Architect Alberto Alfonso of Alfonso Architects designed the new clubhouse. Alfonso Architects also designed the Lodge and the clubhouse on Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue.

Since opening in January 2013, all three of Streamsong’s golf courses–Streamsong Red, Streamsong Blue, and Streamsong Black, have received numerous accolades throughout the golf industry, including Golfweek’s “Best Modern Courses” and “Best Resort Courses,” as well as Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Public Courses.”

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Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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