Golf News – November 4, 2015

iSteve Williams critical of Tiger Woods in book: ‘It was like I was his slave’

Tiger Woods’ former caddie has written an autobiography in which he criticized the golfer’s handling of his infidelity scandal and said that at times while working “it was like I was his slave.”

Steve Williams, who caddied for Woods for 13 years — including 13 major championships — before an uneasy breakup in 2011, has written a book called “Out of the Rough” in which he chronicles his long career in the game.

An excerpt of the book was published Sunday in Williams’ native New Zealand, with the book release set for Monday.

Williams, who now works on a limited basis for Adam Scott, has said several times since Woods’ 2009 scandal erupted that he was most upset about the fact that he was linked to Woods’ marital infidelity when, in fact, he knew nothing about it.

“Only a handful of his oldest buddies actually had any idea this was going on,” Williams wrote. “I didn’t know because Tiger didn’t dare tell me. We had such a strong bond and working relationship that there was no way he could let me in on what was happening — he knew my values and that I would have zero tolerance for that kind of behavior.

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UltraFuze™ Heats Up The Chase54 Fall Collection With Advanced Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CHASE54 has introduced an advanced fabric concept to uphold its reputation as a technology leader in the apparel industry. As seasons change, the company empowers golfers to embrace the elements, offering its Hoffman Jacket, with a signature UltraFuze™ technology. The Hoffman Jacket is now available at retail and also online at

“We are striving to remove climate barriers for people who love the game of golf,” says Lulu Faddis, Chief Designer and Creative Director for CHASE54. “Because of our 35 years of experience creating apparel, we bring the most cutting-edge fabric technology to the golf industry before it is available to other brands and even other industries,” Faddis says.

The Hoffman Jacket features CHASE54’s signature UltraFuze™ technology. The fabric is made of an ultra lightweight three-layer soft shell bonded fabric. Its secret ingredient is the fusion of a high-performance membrane and an ultra high-gauge knit. The jacket is waterproof and windproof offering protection from all elements. Key features include a drawcord detail at the hem for cinching and a mesh inner lining. Elastic cuffs pull up easily and stay in place. The jacket is protective, yet breathable with a soft hand and offers incredible mechanical stretch.

UltraFuze™ was introduced as part of CHASE54’s FUSION54 family of signature technologies at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show. The company is currently developing new technologies to launch for 2016 at this year’s show. Scientists have been working in the lab to unveil more possibilities to enhance the game of golf.


Bright Primaries Highlight Antigua’s Spring 2016 Men’s Performance-72 Fashion Golf Wear Collection

PEORIA, AZ – The Antigua Group, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand – announces its Spring 2016 Men’s Performance-72 Fashion Golf Wear Collection.

The direction for Antigua’s 2016 men’s fashion golfwear reflects current trends taking shape in fashion, from couture to ready-to-wear. The palette influence has swung from the previous season’s electrified brights to now expressing the most up-to-date and utmost simplistic bright color stories found universally in fashion products from shoes, bags and belts to men’s and women’s golfwear. The primary color story is succinctly 2016, and propels this new men’s collection.

“Envision the austere geometrics of Mondrian or a Rubik’s Cube,” says Sean Gregg, vice president of product development and marketing support. “Stripped down to the base colors themselves, they’re bright red, yellow, green, royal and purple. But infused into performance fabrics accompanied with blocks, stripes or textures of neutrals and complementing hues, they become so vividly fresh and fun that renaming the colors to Fire, Sunburst, Verdant, Hypnotic and Mardi Gras is more indicative of their current fashion status.”

What makes this season’s color palette so unique is not the individual use of any of these colors — years past have seen a bright red included in a color story or a bright green as a complement to an otherwise soft palette – it is the simultaneous use of all of, and only the primary colors. “Seeing the boldness of these colors offered in tandem is such a refreshingly bold punch of newness that it’s compelling to want to possess them all,” says Gregg.

Antigua’s Spring 2016 men’s and women’s fashion styles complement the color direction. Clean to their core. This season’s collection of golfwear styles and styling details equally mirror the momentum that fashion giants and forecasters alike have committed to as a representation of this year’s fashion ideal.

Antigua’s Spring 2016 Men’s Performance-72 Fashion Golf Wear Collection includes both of our state-of-the-art moisture-wicking technologies.

DESERT DRY™ is a moisture-wicking technology created exclusively for Antigua, to absorb and wick moisture quickly and evenly. The Desert Dry product family includes any garment using a fabric weight of 150 gsm or heavier. Typically fabrics over 150 gsm offer more body and improved drape for the customers who don’t like the ultra-lightweight “clingy” fabrics currently in the market.

DESERT DRY™ XTRA-LITE (D2XL) combines Antigua’s exclusive DESERT DRY™ moisture-wicking feature with specially constructed ultra-light fabrics for maximum wicking performance and optimum comfort. The D2XL product family includes any garment using a fabric weight of 150 gsm or lighter. These fabrics have been specially engineered to be lightweight while not being overly sheer. This is possible through the use of ultra-fine yarns which gives a fabric more body while not dramatically increasing the weight.



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