Golf News – June 29, 2017

Yes – Boo was wearing a fishing shirt

It was a fantastic weekend at the Travelers Championship and Boo Weekley’s golf attire got plenty of folks excited as well.

Boo’s passion for golf is only matched by his passion for fishing.  In fact, he says that the reason he plays golf is so he can fish.  And Columbia PFG is the perfect match for him.  PFG shirts are lightweight, totally vented, and feature Omni-Shade sun protection to help protect from damaging rays of the sun.  And off the golf course, Boo appreciates the rod tab holder and the array of pockets for his bait and tackle.  Boo wore the PFG Low Drag Offshore short sleeve shirt all weekend.

Here’s what Boo had to say:

“People may have been surprised by my shirts this weekend, but I think that the benefits of PFG fishing shirts transition extremely well from the water to the golf course. The venting, cooling, and sun protection are great, and I especially love the fact that I can roll off the golf course and right to the water without changing my shirt.  All I have to do is swap my putter for a rod and I’m good to go!  And as you might imagine, I’m pleased with my finish at the Travelers on Sunday.  It felt good to be in the hunt and my winnings will go a long way in helping cover my expensive fishing habit.”

Skin Sunscreen™ Introduces New SPF50 Continuous Spray Sunscreen

Goodyear, AZ, June 29, 2017… SKIN Sunscreen™, providers of a premium sunscreen product specifically designed for the golf athlete and their families, has introduced a new Broad Spectrum SPF50 Continuous Spray sunscreen. The new SPF50 spray replaces the SPF30 spray that the company previously offered.

The SKIN Sunscreen SPF50 Continuous Spray is a light weight, non-greasy, oil free formula that sprays on from any angle, helping you protect your entire body from harmful UVA/UVB rays. This highly effective, Broad Spectrum formula features a no-run application that doesn’t require rubbing in. It provides water resistance up to 80 minutes and applies and dries clear while allowing the skin to breath.

“We are pleased to offer this level of sunscreen protection in a continuous spray format,” said Jessica Folino, General Manager/Partner, SKIN Sunscreen. “It’s ideal for golfers who want to apply sunscreen but would rather not use their hands to apply during their round. It provides one less excuse for not re-applying while playing golf!”

SKIN Sunscreen’s mission is to educate avid golfers about the benefits of proper skin protection both on and off the golf course. The company recently became a supporting partner of the Folds of Honor mission, allowing them to give back to a noble cause while also reaching a larger audience with their message. The Folds of Honor logo is included on the packaging of the new SPF50 spray. In partnership with the Folds of Honor, SKIN Sunscreen has created a customized product program for specific sponsored events supporting the Folds of Honor. SKIN Sunscreen will donate 13% of sales generated from this special event program to the Folds of Honor in support of their mission to provide educational scholarships to the children and spouses of our fallen and disabled service members while serving our nation.

The company chose to donate 13% because when a folded flag is presented to the family of a fallen service member, it takes 13 individual folding movements to create the blue field/white star triangle encasing the American flag.

In addition to the new SPF50 spray, SKIN Sunscreen also offers a premium preventative SPF30+ lotion formulation that is oxybenzone-free, non-greasy, sweat resistant and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Uniting the company’s resources in a quest to spare others the pain and loss associated with the insidious health threat of skin cancer and UV damage, SKIN Sunscreen is proudly promoted as the optimal wellness preventative in a healthy daily hygiene routine.

“We actively promote the fact that applying sunscreen is every bit as important to the outdoor athlete as is the warm-up on the range or stretching before a round of golf,” added Folino. “In fact, sunscreen is essential to lifelong enjoyment of any outdoor sport – but especially important for the golfer, given the number of hours played under the sun. We encourage golfers to Protect Yours™ with SKIN Sunscreen and get regular skin check-ups.”

For more information about SKIN Sunscreen, visit skinsunscreen.com.

SILVIES VALLEY RANCH BRINGS GUESTS UNMATCHED VIEWING OF UPCOMING TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN

Silvies Valley Ranch to offer Total Eclipse of the Sun package in advance of the August 21 eclipse

SILVIES, OREGON  On August 21, 2017, the U.S. will experience the first total eclipse of the sun in 26 years. Stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, the solar eclipse will make its way across the country, displaying one of nature’s rarest and most spectacular sites. Located just outside of the path of totality, Silvies Valley Ranch is a premier viewing site for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Guests of Silvies Valley Ranch can witness an unparalleled and uninterrupted viewing experience that is both educational and awe-inspiring with the resort’s Total Eclipse of the Sun package.

From August 19-22, guests can partake in this unique natural event while staying on-site at Silvies Valley Ranch, a working cattle ranch and western eco-resort located in eastern Oregon. The frontier boutique resort merges luxury and relaxation with an authentic Western ranch experience, offering an endless array of activities and adventures to its guests.

“We are thrilled to be a part in what is to be a truly exceptional experience,” said Dr. Scott Campbell, owner of Silvies Valley Ranch. “Our close proximity to the path of totality gives Silvies Valley Ranch an incredibly unique offer to our guests, a place inside the path of totality, and we look forward to sharing it with visitors and astronomy buffs from all over the country.”

The Total Eclipse of the Sun package includes luxury accommodations at The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch for a three-night minimum stay, as well as transportation to and from the path of totality. Rates for the package start at $1,800. Once guests arrive on-site, they will be led through a guided viewing of the solar eclipse by a professional astronomer and will receive certified eye protection for direct solar viewing. A full-service Marathon Motor Coach will be on-site at the viewing location, complete with food, beverages and air conditioned seating areas.

In addition to the viewing of the eclipse, the package also includes two rounds of golf on the resort’s 18-hole reversible golf courses, the Hankins and Craddock courses, both designed by architect Dan Hixson. Guests will also be able to experience one on-site resort activity, including shooting, fishing, goat herding, cattle drives, mountain biking and more.

Package pricing is based on single occupancy, with a three-night minimum stay required. All reservations must be paid-in-full upon booking and are non-refundable. Offer is subject to tax, resort fee, availability and with advance reservation at 1-800-SILVIES, and is not valid in conjunction with other offers.

For more information about Silvies Valley Ranch, please call 1-800-SILVIES, email info@silviesvalleyranch.com or visit www.silviessimplyamazing.com.

Antigua To Serve As Provider For Team USA’s Uniforms At The 2017 Solheim Cup

PEORIA, Ariz., June 28, 2017 – Antigua Group, Inc., one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand, has been named the provider for Team USA’s uniforms at the 2017 Solheim Cup.

The 2017 Solheim Cup will be held at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa from Aug. 18-20.

Having created Team USA’s clothing at the last three Solheim Cups, working on the 2017 uniforms presented a unique challenge for Antigua designer Danielle Dellios, who created something fresh and new using the traditional red, white and blue color scheme.

“Instead of coming up with designs that were solely ‘Americana’ in feeling, I decided to give the team a more sport-driven look,” said Dellios. The abstract prints in the new designs are a big change from the previous outfit presentation.

Team USA captain Juli Inkster has been very active with input on the uniform designs for both her winning team in 2015 in Germany and for the 2017 uniforms.

“She also loves to get American fans involved by asking them to wear red one day, white another day, and navy blue the third day — to support the team’s efforts on the course,” said Dellios. “She has been fantastic to work with through the whole process.”

The Friday outfit for the first day of competition (shown above) at the 2017 Solheim Cup features a new take on polka dots – the red and white print Ascend polo is matched with the Ascend skort and short that sport a mirrored version of the same print, in white with red dots. The gradient dotted pattern creates an optical illusion.

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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