Greg Norman Collection

By Jamie Yasko-MangumJuly 8, 2008, 4:00 pm

A shark and his school created a creative and clever clothing line than ever before. Yes, I am speaking of Greg Normans golf apparel for men and women. I was first introduced, eight years ago, to Greg Normans line when I was shopping for a pair of black slacks for my husbands birthday. He liked them, I loved them! Since then his wardrobe has included a variety of Gregs clothing.
Fast forward, 2008 PGA Merchandise Show and I am about to enter the Shark Zone. Ever before viewing the clothing, I met Greg Norman. Yes, I thought to myself, THE GREG NORMAN! I was very excited but now it was time to see his clothing line for fall 2008.
My normal impression of Greg Norman apparel is conservative yet classy; however, much to my delight was a creative and artistic flair to which they include in their 2008 line. The men and womens line are bolder with clever patterns and designs. The designs include a modern 80s look, updated 70s, with a mixture of trend and drama for women; and, men, you will see an upbeat, modern and handsome appeal in their pattern and designs. Another perfect ingredient is their cashmere clothing!


Greg Normans Collection (GNC) mens line has a variety of dynamic, performance driven and luxury touch styles which include the Essentials, Performance ' 2 Below, Signature Series, Murano-Isle, Saint German, Cote DAzur and Luxury Ultimate 80s. Each of these styles carry their own signature fashion, technology based performance, comfortable feel and fit. A highlight I saw in their technology is the new G-Tech ingenuity; it is eco-friendly using natural resources without loosing performance. (My husband is ready to try this out!) G-Tech styles include knits, fleece outwear, and luxury herringbone pants. Another very nice feature in the construction of GNC golf shirt is the ML 50 which produces a 30% lighter than average golf shirt with moisture-wicking. Show me a man that does not love feather weight clothing and moisture reflection! Greg Norman apparel is known for the golf course but is also excellent on job for business casual days. Men, you will love the clothing that GNC has made for you.


Ladies, the new outlook GNC has put into their womens fashions is grand! The creative, clever and artistic flair is remarkable. I also enjoy the richness in bold colors that gives confidence. The GNC includes a versatile mix of fashion either as stand alone or working together. The styles are Luxury Ultimate 80s, Performance, and Womens Essentials. I have a piece of the Luxury Ultimate 80s long sleeve polo in Papaya. The color rich, feel is incredible and fit is excellent. I wont be able to try out the performance until the temperatures in Florida reduce quite dramatically but I am sure the performance will be on point.


The technology that creates the mens apparel also creates the womens. The touches the Greg Norman design team includes in their womens line is valued and superb. Here are three of my highlights: the Perfect Fit Skort has an adjustable waistband and ultra lightweight short liner, many of the tops have anti-curl collars and the gold buttons are sensational. The womens line includes golf shirts, skorts, vests, pants, shorts, jackets and sweatshirts.


Have fun selecting your variety of clothing from Greg Norman! You will definitely love all the fantastic improvements which include the tonal teeth signature. The GNC price range is $40.00 to approximately $250.00. You can purchase Greg Norman apparel at many golf retailers, green grass clubs, department stores and online line.
Jamie Yasko-Mangum is the golf fashion and accessories editor for the Golf Channel and she is a certified self-image consultant, corporate training consultant and President of Successful Style & Image, Inc. She recently published two books Look, Speak & Behave, one for women and one for men. Jamie can be reached at (407) 478-6800, email: or Website:

Day, Spieth chasing Davis after Day 1 of Aussie Open

By Jason CrookNovember 23, 2017, 6:50 am

The PGA Tour is off this week but a couple of the circuit’s biggest stars – Jordan Spieth and Jason Day – are headlining the Emirates Australian Open, the first event in The Open Qualifying Series for the 2018 Open at Carnoustie. Here's how things look after the opening round, where Cameron Davis has opened up a two-shot lead:

Leaderboard: Cameron Davis (-8), Taylor MacDonald (-6), Nick Cullen (-5), Jason Day (-5), Brian Campbell (-4), Lucas Herbert (-4), Stephen Leaney (-4), Anthony Quayle (-4)

What it means: Jordan Spieth has won this event three of the last four years, including last year, but he got off to a rocky start on Thursday. Playing in the windy afternoon wave, the world No. 2 bogeyed his first two holes but rebounded with birdies on Nos. 4 and 5. It was more of the same the rest of the way as the 24-year-old carded three more bogeys and four birdies, getting into the clubhouse with a 1-under 70. While it certainly wasn't the start he was hoping for, Spieth didn't shoot himself out of the tournament with 54 holes left to play, he has plenty of time to claw his way up the leaderboard.

Round of the day: With Round 1 in the books, the solo leader, Davis, is the easy pick here. The 22-year-old Aussie who turned pro last year, came out of the gates on fire, birdieing six of his first seven holes, including four in a row on Nos. 4 through 7. He did drop a shot on the ninth hole to go out in 30 but rebounded with three more birdies on the back to card a 8-under 63. Davis, who was born in Sydney and played this year on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada. He will attempt to get his Tour card next month during qualifying in Arizona.

Best of the rest: Making his first start in his home country in four years, Day started on the 10th hole at The Australian Golf Club and made four birdies to one bogey on the back side before adding four more circles after making the turn. Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, he also added an ugly double-bogey 6 on the par-4 eighth hole and had to settle for a 5-under 66, good enough to sit T-3. Day, who has dropped to No. 12 in the world rankings, is looking for his first win on any tour since the 2016 Players Championship.

Main storyline heading into Friday: Can the upstart 22-year-old Davis hold off the star power chasing him or will he fold to the pressure of major champions in his rearview mirror? Day (afternoon) and Spieth (morning) are once again on opposite ends of the draw on Friday as they try to improve their position before the weekend.

Shot of the day: It’s tough to beat an ace in this category, and we had one of those on Thursday from Australian Brad Shilton. Shilton’s hole-in-one on the par-3, 188-yard 11th hole came with a special prize, a $16k watch.

Quote of the day: “Just two bad holes. Pretty much just two bad swings for the day,” – Day, after his 66 on Thursday. 

Watch: Shilton wins $16k timepiece with hole-in-one

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 2:50 am

Australian Brad Shilton made a hole-in-one on the par-3, 188-yard 11th hole during the first round of the Australian Open, and he was rewarded handsomely for his efforts - with a Tag Heuer watch worth $16k.

Day gets in early mix with 66 in return to Australia

By Associated PressNovember 23, 2017, 2:32 am

SYDNEY - Jason Day's first tournament round in Australia in four years was a 5-under 66 to put him among the leaders early Thursday at the Australian Open.

Day's round came unhinged late with a double-bogey 6 on the par-4 eighth hole, his second-last of the day. He hit his tee shot into the trees on the left, hit back out to the fairway, missed his approach to the green and then couldn't get up and down.

''That was brutal,'' Day said of the 481-yard hole that played into gusting winds.

But Day recovered quickly to birdie his last to sit three strokes behind fellow Australian and early leader Cameron Davis, who started on the first, had six front-nine birdies and shot 63 at The Australian Golf Club.

In between the two was Australian Taylor MacDonald, who shot 65.

''It was a pretty solid round, I didn't miss many fairways, I didn't miss many greens,'' Day said. ''I'd give myself a seven or eight out of 10.''

Defending champion Jordan Spieth, attempting to win the Australian Open for the third time in four years, was off to a poor start among the afternoon players, bogeying his first two holes.

The Sydney-born Davis played most of this season on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada and will attempt to secure his card in the final round of qualifying from Dec. 7-10 in Chandler, Arizona.

''Everything went to plan,'' Davis said. ''I got off to a great start. I was hitting my spots and was able to keep it together on the back nine.''

NOTES: Australian Brad Shilton had the first ace of the tournament, using a 5-iron for a hole-in-one on the par-3, 188-yard 11th hole, his second hole of the day. Australian veteran Geoff Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open winner, shot 69. He and Rod Pampling (68) played the first round with Day.

Day: Woods feeling good, hitting it long

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 22, 2017, 9:33 pm

Jason Day says Tiger Woods told him he feels better than he has in three years, which is good news for Woods a week ahead of his return to the PGA Tour at the Hero World Challenge.

Day, a fellow Nike endorser, was asked about Woods during his news conference at the Emirates Australian Open on Wednesday. "I did talk to him," Day said, per a report in the Sydney Morning Herald,"and he did say it's the best he's ever felt in three years'" Day said.

"He doesn't wake up with pain anymore, which is great. I said to him, 'Look, it's great to be one of the best players ever to live, but health is one thing that we all take for granted and if you can't live a happy, healthy life, then that's difficult.'"

The Hero World Challenge will be played Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in the Bahamas and broadcast on Golf Channel and NBC.

Day, who has had his own health issues, said he could empathize with Woods.

"I totally understand where he's coming from, because sometimes I wake up in the morning and it takes me 10 minutes to get out of bed, and for him to be in pain for three years is very frustrating."

Woods has not played since February after undergoing surgery following a recurrence of back problems.

"From what I see on Instagram and what he's been telling me, he says he's ready and I'm hoping that he is, because from what I hear, he's hitting it very long," Day said.

"And if he's hitting it long and straight, then that's going to be tough for us because it is Tiger Woods. He's always been a clutch putter and in amongst the best and it will be interesting to see.

"There's no pressure. I think it's a 17- or 18-man field, there's no cut, he's playing at a tournament where last year I think he had the most birdies at."