Looks we love for Valentine's Day

By Win McMurryFebruary 14, 2012, 1:40 pm

This Valentine’s Day shower your lover’s sense of style with goodies for the golf course. Forget the flowers and chocolate, and treat your sweetheart (or yourself) to something they really want! Here are some looks we love for you and your golfing honey.

Instead of white chocolates…

ZL White v2 driver

Cobra ZL Encore Driver in white: It’s touted as the driver for “ultimate performance,” something we all want in our mate…and our driver. Results show a longer, more forgiving drive. It features E9 face technology, with Fujikura F1 or F3 shaft and a super premium Golf Pride grip. Click here for more information.

Get personal

MyJoys: Every woman (and well-dressed man) loves a nice pair of shoes. Show your love how much you really care with a personalized pair of MyJoys from FootJoy. Choose from hearts and roses to the color combinations, message, and style for the shoes. With more than a million different options, show your love they are truly “one of a kind.” Click here for more information.

A new bag

Ogio Golf Bag: Name me a woman who wouldn’t LOVE a new handbag. Now name me a man who couldn’t USE a new golf bag. Ogio meets both needs, fashion and function for both genders of golfers. There are a variey of styles and looks, but the newest is the Chamber cart bag that makes sure your clubs are securely held in place. Click here for more information.

Cozy up

Greg Norman Color Block Zip-Mock: Available for both men and women this is the perfect pullover for not only a brisk spring day on the course, but also to throw on while snuggling together around the house. The moisture-wicking fabric is 92 percent nylon and 8 percent spandex and is oh-so-cozy! The problem might be that you DON’T want to take it off! Click here for more information.

Pop a kiss, pop a bottle … and pop the collar!

Salmon Cove polo: Let’s face it, the collar on polos are great to pop to shield the sun and to keep the neck a little protected on the course in the breeze, but most of the time popping the collar looks a little ridiculous. Salmon Cove solves the problem by adding a unique twist to the basic polo, an alternate colored accent fabric that makes the collar stay up ... and stay fashionable. Plus, the fit is really sexy! Click here for more information.

Holding hands

G-Fore gloves

G-Fore Gloves: Show your love how much you care with the gift of a glove in their favorite color. Mossimo Giani, the fashion designer originally behind the popular brand Mossimo, has a new line devoted completely to the golf glove. Pick your poison. They’re available in every color of the rainbow and made of premium AA Cabretta leather. Click here for more information.

Singing in the rain

J. Lindeberg’s The Loro Piana Storm System Rain Suit for Golf: There’s nothing sexier than a man in a well-cut suit, but how about a man in a well-cut suit playing in the rain? Sounds like a scene from a movie, doesn’t it? J. Lindeberg makes that a reality with their new rain suit that’s waterproof, wind resistant, and breathable. Made of high quality merino wool from New Zealand, it’s one of their top-of-the-line luxury items, available August 15. Click here for more information.

Eye love you

Under Armour Eyewear: It might be okay to be blinded by love, but don’t be blinded by the sun. Instead, say a big “eye love you” with a new pair of sunnies perfect to transition from the course to the car and everywhere in between. Click here for more information.

Cashmere. Plain and simple.

Peter Millar

Peter Millar Cashmere Sweaters: Show your softer side with one of Peter Millar’s 30 gauge 100% pure cashmere from the remote region of Alasha in Mongolia. Soft and luxurious and like your love, is timeless. Click here for more information.

Kick it old-school with your honey

Nike Dunk NG: The Swoosh’s famous Air Force One … for golf. Available for both men and women, these golf shoes don’t get much cooler for the basketball lover (or anyone). They're waterproof and available in a variety of colors. Click here for more information.

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Day's wife shares emotional story of miscarriage

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 4:12 pm

Jason Day’s wife revealed on social media that the couple had a miscarriage last month.

Ellie Day, who announced her pregnancy on Nov. 4, posted an emotional note on Instagram that she lost the baby on Thanksgiving.

“I found out the baby had no heartbeat anymore. I was devastated,” she wrote. “I snuck out the back door of my doctor, a hot, sobbing, mascara-covered mess. Two and a half weeks went by witih me battling my heart and brain about what was happening in my body, wondering why this wouldn’t just be over.”

The Days, who have two children, Dash and Lucy, decided to go public to help others who have suffered similar heartbreak.

“I hope you know you aren’t alone and I hope you feel God wrap his arms around you when you feel the depths of sorrow and loss,” she wrote.  

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 5, Sergio Garcia

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 1:00 pm

This was the year it finally happened for Sergio Garcia.

The one-time teen phenom, known for years as “El Nino,” entered the Masters as he had dozens of majors beforehand – shouldered with the burden of being the best player without a major.

Garcia was 0-for-72 driving down Magnolia Lane in April, but after a thrilling final round and sudden-death victory over Justin Rose, the Spaniard at long last captured his elusive first major title.

The expectation for years was that Garcia might land his white whale on a British links course, or perhaps at a U.S. Open where his elite ball-striking might shine. Instead it was on the storied back nine at Augusta National that he came alive, chasing down Rose thanks in part to a memorable approach on No. 15 that hit the pin and led to an eagle.

Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year

A green jacket was only the start of a transformative year for Garcia, 37, who heaped credit for his win on his then-fiancee, Angela Akins. The two were married in July, and months later the couple announced that they were expecting their first child to arrive just ahead of Garcia’s return to Augusta, where he'll host his first champions’ dinner.

And while players often cling to the notion that a major win won’t intrinsically change them, there was a noticeable difference in Garcia over the summer months. The weight of expectation, conscious or otherwise, seemed to lift almost instantly. Like other recent Masters champs, he took the green jacket on a worldwide tour, with stops at Wimbledon and a soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The player who burst onto the scene as a baby-faced upstart is now a grizzled veteran with nearly two decades of pro golf behind him. While the changes this year occurred both on and off the course, 2017 will always be remembered as the year when Garcia finally, improbably, earned the title of major champion.

Masters victory

Article: Garcia defeats Rose to win Masters playoff

Article: Finally at peace: Garcia makes major breakthrough

Article: Garcia redeems career, creates new narrative

Video: See the putt that made Sergio a major champ

Green jacket tour

Article: Take a look at Sergio's crazy, hectic media tour

Article: Garcia with fiancée, green jacket at Wimbledon

Article: Watch: Garcia kicks off El Clasico in green jacket

Man of the people

Article: SERGIO! Garcia finally gets patrons on his side

Article: Fan finally caddies for Sergio after asking 206 times

Article: Sergio donates money for Texas flood relief

Article: Connelly, Garcia paired years after photo together

Ace at 17th at Sawgrass

Growing family

Article: Sergio, Angela get married; Kenny G plays reception

Article: Garcia, wife expecting first child in March 2018

Departure from TaylorMade

Article: Masters champ Garcia splits with TaylorMade

Squashed beef with Paddy

Article: Harrington: Garcia was a 'sore loser'

Article: Sergio, Padraig had 'great talk,' are 'fine'

Victory at Valderrama

Article: Garcia gets first win since Masters at Valderrama

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 12:30 pm
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Montana parents can't watch kids play high school golf

By Grill Room TeamDecember 11, 2017, 9:47 pm

Well, this is a one new one.

According to a report from KTVQ in Montana, this line in the Montana State High School Association rule book all but forbids spectators from observing high school golf in that state:

“No spectators/fans are allowed on the course except for certain locations as designated by the tournament manager and club professional.”

Part of the issue, according to the report, is that most courses don't bother to designate those "certain locations" leaving parents unable to watch their kids compete.

“If you tell a parent that they can’t watch their kid play in the Thanksgiving Day football game, they would riot,” Chris Kelley, a high school golf parent, told KTVQ.

The report lists illegal outside coaching as one of the rule's chief motivations, but Montana State women's golf coach Brittany Basye doesn't quite buy that.

“I can go to a softball game and I can sit right behind the pitcher. I can make hand signals,” she is quoted in the report. “I can yell out names. I can do the same thing on a softball field that might affect that kid. Football games we can yell as loud as we want when someone is making a pass or a catch.”

The MHSA has argued that unlike other sports that are played in a confined area, the sprawling nature of a golf course would make it difficult to hire enough marshals to keep unruly spectators in check.

Meanwhile, there's a lawyer quoted in the report claiming this is some kind of civil rights issue.

Worth note, Montana is one of only two states that doesn't allow spectators on the course. The other state, Alaska, does not offer high school golf.