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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McCoy earns medalist honors at Web.com Q-School

By Will GrayDecember 11, 2017, 12:30 am

One year after his budding career was derailed by a car accident, Lee McCoy got back on track by earning medalist honors at the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.

McCoy shot a final-round 65 at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz., to finish the 72-hole event at 28 under. That total left him two shots ahead of Sung-Jae Im and guaranteed him fully-exempt status on the developmental circuit in 2018.

It's an impressive turnaround for the former University of Georgia standout who finished fourth at the 2016 Valspar Championship as an amateur while playing alongside Jordan Spieth in the final round. But he broke his wrist in a car accident the day before second stage of Q-School last year, leaving him without status on any major tour to begin the year.

McCoy was not the only player who left Arizona smiling. Everyone in the top 10 and ties will be exempt through the first 12 events of the new Web.com Tour season, a group that includes former amateur standouts Curtis Luck (T-3), Sam Burns (T-10) and Maverick McNealy (T-10).

Players who finished outside the top 10 but inside the top 45 and ties earned exemptions into the first eight events of 2018. That group includes Cameron Champ (T-16), who led the field in driving at this year's U.S. Open as an amateur, and Wyndham Clark (T-23).

Everyone who advanced to the final stage of Q-School will have at least conditional Web.com Tour status in 2018. Among those who failed to secure guaranteed starts this week were Robby Shelton, Rico Hoey, Jordan Niebrugge, Joaquin Niemann and Kevin Hall.

Els honored with Heisman Humanitarian Award

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 10, 2017, 11:41 pm

The annual Heisman Trophy award ceremony is one of the biggest moments in any football season, but there was a touching non-football moment as well on Saturday night as Ernie Els received the Heisman Humanitarian Award.

The award, which had been announced in August, recognized Els' ongoing efforts on behalf of his Els for Autism foundation. Els received the award at Manhattan's PlayStation Theater, where Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy.

Els, 47, founded Els for Autism in 2009 with his wife after their son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism. Their efforts have since flourished into a 26-acre campus in Jupiter, Fla., and the creation of the Els Center for Excellence in 2015.

The Heisman Humanitarian Award has been given out since 2006. Past recipients include NBA center David Robinson, NFL running back Warrick Dunn, soccer star Mia Hamm and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.

A native of South Africa, Els won the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997 and The Open in 2002 and 2012. He has won 19 times on the PGA Tour and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Monday finish for Joburg Open; Sharma leads by 4

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 10, 2017, 8:57 pm

Rain, lightning and hail pushed the Joburg Open to a Monday finish, with India’s Shubhankar Sharma holding a four-stroke lead with 11 holes to play in Johannesburg.

Play is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. local time.

South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen will have a 3-foot putt for birdie to move within three shots of Sharma wen play resumes at the Randpark Golf Club. Sarma is at 22 under par.

Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland and James Morrison of England are tied for third at 14 under. Pulkkanen has 10 holes remaining, Morrison 11.

The top three finishers who are not already exempt, will get spots in next year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie.



Stricker, O'Hair team to win QBE Shootout

By Will GrayDecember 10, 2017, 8:55 pm

It may not count in the official tally, but Steve Stricker is once again in the winner's circle on the PGA Tour.

Stricker teamed with Sean O'Hair to win the two-person QBE Shootout, as the duo combined for a better-ball 64 in the final round to finish two shots clear of Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry. It's the second win in this event for both men; Stricker won with Jerry Kelly back in 2009 while O'Hair lifted the trophy with Kenny Perry in 2012.

Stricker and O'Hair led wire-to-wire in the 54-hole, unofficial event after posting a 15-under 57 during the opening-round scramble.

"We just really gelled well together," Stricker said. "With his length the first day, getting some clubs into the greens, some short irons for me, we just fed off that first day quite a bit. We felt comfortable with one another."

Full-field scores from the QBE Shootout

Stricker won 12 times during his PGA Tour career, most recently at the 2012 Tournament of Champions. More recently the 50-year-old has been splitting his time on the PGA Tour Champions and captained the U.S. to a victory at the Presidents Cup in October. O'Hair has four official Tour wins, most recently at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open.

Pat Perez and Brian Harman finished alone in third, four shots behind Stricker and O'Hair. Lexi Thompson and Tony Finau, the lone co-ed pairing in the 12-team event, finished among a tie for fourth.