All about the fashion in Vegas

By Win McMurryAugust 30, 2011, 7:36 pm

LAS VEGAS -  Las Vegas is a hotbed for glitter and shimmer. Even before you touch down in Sin City the lights of the mammoth man-made monstrosities - that erected anywhere else would be a sore to your eyes - signal you into a never-never land that suspends you in time and place.

Walk off the plane and through the McCarron Airport and the whistles, jingles and quirky digital bells of the slots welcome your arrival to a world that somehow is able to live in the vortex of rat-pack inspired culture of luxury and tacky, trashy gaudy gimcrack. It’s where men and women can return to their childhood exuberance but the playground is strictly adult.

Enter the PGA Expo. It’s a golfer’s wildest dream full of the newest equipment, fashion, gadgets and gizmos. While Orlando, “the happiest place on earth,” holds the primary position when it comes to showcasing golf wares, the more intimate Vegas expo emits a vibe that is amplified by the energy and buzz of the very venue.

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino opens its Italianate doors to anyone wishing entry, but the site of the 2011 PGA Expo was nestled almost covertly inside one of the many ballrooms of the vast five-diamond property that sits on prime real estate on the Vegas strip.  

That didn’t deter or derail more than 200 golf vendors, buyers, and media members from making their way from the casino into the show. In addition to the top names in golf equipment, training aids andaccessories, golf fashion turned heads as the expo coincided with Las Vegas“Fashion Week.” MRket, MODA and ACCESSORIES: The Show* were located in adjacent ballrooms at the Venetian, and a few miles away at Mandalay Bay, PROJECT, “the world’s preeminent contemporary fashion trade event” as they tout on their website, strutted models down runways in the latest consumer apparel looks for 2012.

I took in all the fashion I could fix my eyes on to see as many trends and looks as I could for what to expect next season. Gallivanting around the show floors much of the afternoon alongside Golf Digest’s Mr. Style Marty Hackel, a seasoned vet when it comes to golf apparel and all things fashion, I will tell you the fashion-focused golfer has hit it big! The golfer can take cues from the runway, but it’s the fairway where the styles have to be not only fashionable but functional. The apparel vendors at this year’s PGA Expo have the formula right.

Fifty percent of the showroom floor showcased 2012 spring fashion lines. Old school names in the industry like Bobby Jones, FILA, and adidas/Ashworth capitalized on an old school throwback style. While new names like Grace & Game and Kikkor Golf displayed a fresh new cutting-edge approach to links looks. It was common to see lines incorporate pops of color and neon hues with more understated traditional patterns and palettes. Lace was one of the trends seen in women’s apparel, while with the men, patches evoking European soccer leagues and athletic teams were a theme.

Much more to come as I break down the look books! But for the fairway fashionistas, we won big in the desert…and lucky for us, what happened in Vegas certainly won’t stay there as the runways take to the fairways in 2012.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

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