Golf News – June 10, 2019

Revo Announces the Launch of the Limited-Edition Moonwalker Zero G Frame

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Revo, the iconic performance eyewear brand that was founded in 1985 and is known for the “Best Lens on Earth”, announced the release of a limited edition frame called the Moonwalker Zero G. Timed to the celebrations around the 50th anniversary of the history-defining lunar landing, the frame’s launch is positioned to honor Revo’s NASA technology roots and its partnership with Astronaut Pete Conrad.

Conrad, the third man to walk on the moon during Apollo 12’s mission, was also Revo’s first brand ambassador in 1988. He was featured in a campaign with the cheeky tagline: “Introducing Something Else Launched by the Space Program”. Pete was a natural partner, as Revo was also “launched by the space program” by its founder, Dr. Mitch Ruda. Ruda, a NASA astrophysicist and optical engineer, was working on a project to develop special coatings to protect satellite porthole windows from space radiation. Being an avid skier, he considered how this technology could also filter the full spectrum of light in the form of eyewear.  He applied this innovation to a pair of sunglasses and Revo, the cutting-edge performance eyewear brand, was born.

The Moonwalker Zero G is a re-creation of the very aviators designed for Pete’s campaign, reimagined for the present day in premium materials including super lightweight titanium, a two-tone chrome finish, dual color handmade acetate temples and shatterproof Serilium+ lenses.  Only 500 individually numbered pairs of the frame have been produced in total and the limited-edition style will come packaged in a commemorative box with a reprint of the archival 1988 Revo ad featuring Pete Conrad.

Revo produces 100% polarized collections that lead the performance eyewear industry using its signature and proprietary Light Management System™ – a technology that manages the full spectrum of light including harmful Blue Light and HEV Light.

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tasc Performance Unveils MicroAir Polo Collection

NEW ORLEANS, LA – tasc Performance, a New Orleans based lifestyle brand renowned for designing original fabrics and comfortable apparel with sustainable fibers, is thrilled to release the MicroAir Polo Collection. Inspired by both overcoming an industry-wide reliance on chemical finishes that mimic performance and a recent lack of innovation in golf apparel, tasc took on the challenge to innovate a unique fabric technology that performs (naturally), with incomparable comfort, and is produced in a responsible way.

The MicroAir Polo Collection utilizes MicroModal fiber, known for its softness and breathability, blended with an ultra-fine micro-polyester creating a smooth, soft, and lightweight profile. “We saw a need for a lighter weight, but durable, easy to wear fabric that could separate from the skin and drape nicely, while moving moisture and drying fast. We combined nature, using MicroModal fibers from beechwood trees, and innovative spinning and fabric finishing methods to achieve a fabric that performs naturally,” said tasc Co-Founder, Todd Andrews.

Other brands use 100% synthetic fabrics treated with multiple chemical finishes to achieve performance attributes, such as moisture wicking. These basic fabrics do not breathe and the finishes can degrade through washing cycles. The consumer is then left with a basic polyester synthetic garment with no performance benefits, and the shirt ultimately becomes landfill.

Adapting MicroModal to blend with fine denier micropoly requires a highly technical spinning method that is uncommon in the industry. Perfecting the spinning process is what allows MicroAir to achieve a wearing-experience that balances comfort and performance, the natural and the technical, in a way that meets the versatile demands of the modern lifestyle, according to Andrews.

The tasc brand is distributed through multiple specialty-retail channels, destination resorts, national events, and through their flagship store in New Orleans. In recent years, tasc has made strides to become a premier brand within the golf industry. In Spring of 2018, tasc signed 3-time PGA champion Scott Stallings as a tasc athlete: “Now more than ever, I stress the importance of what’s comfortable and healthy for my body. I’ve tried hundreds of golf shirts in my career, but the overall quality and performance of MicroAir is in a league of its own. It’s the softest fabric I’ve ever felt,” said Stallings. In addition to partnering with Stallings, tasc also plays an active role on the PGA Tour and will appear at more than 14 PGA events this year.

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Galvin Green’s New ShakeDry Jacket Helps Lift 2019 Sales Orders to Record Levels

CARLSBAD, CA – Galvin Green has seen orders for its distinctive range of premium performance golf clothing grow by more than 50% in the U.S. in recent months, to reach record levels for the brand in the world’s biggest golfing marketplace.

Earlier this year it enjoyed a highly successful PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. where the revolutionary ShakeDry waterproof jacket – called ASHTON – was revealed to potential accounts and the golfing media. Subsequently, the brand’s lightest ever GORE-TEX rain jacket attracted unprecedented interest from retailers nationwide, as well as an Editor’s Choice Award from Golf Digest – leading to its launch in a limited green zipper version being brought forward to coincide with the first Major of the season.

Now pre-orders taken across the States for the Part Two collection by members of its expanding sales team, have exceeded those for the equivalent 2018 range by 51%. The latest collection goes on sale from next month and includes new waterproof garments with stretch fabric and lightweight mesh lining; more Interface hybrid windproof, water-repellent jackets and body-warmers designed for 95 out of 100 rounds; and a wider selection of highly breathable and stylish VENTIL8™ PLUS shirts and pants with UPF 20+; plus a host of new colors and size options.

“The introduction of the ShakeDry technology has played a big part in improving our position as the most innovative outerwear company, and our pre-orders have hit record levels.  We’re planning to build on this success with even more innovation in the rain gear sector in the future,” he added.

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Royal Albartross Embossing Adds Distinctive Touch

LONDON, ENGLAND – Having made its mark in the golf world with luxury hand-crafted footwear, Royal Albartross now offers customized embossing on its collection of handmade leather accessories.

The embossing service is an ideal solution for tournament directors striving to find unique, prestigious gifts for participants, as well as for individuals looking for distinctive gifts.  Royal Albartross accessories can be embossed with a player’s initials or an event logo.  For a minimum order, the company will ship an embossing machine to the facility and provide a staff member to operate it.

The Royal Albartross “Tournament & Bespoke Collection” for 2019 features a range of handmade accessories, including key ring purses, wallets/card holders, laptop folios, leather luggage tags, women’s and men’s jewelry boxes, and men’s toiletry kits.

“When a tournament director or member-guest committee selects Royal Albartross for player gifts, they’re selecting not only a unique, luxury item, but also a partner offering outstanding customer service,” said Lyla Renai, USA Sales and Business Development, Royal Albartross. “Adding initials or a tournament logo onto leather accessories has long been a sign of distinction and ensures the item becomes entirely unique,” Renai said.

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Michael Feland

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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