Specialized golf accessories

By Jamie Yasko-MangumJuly 29, 2008, 4:00 pm

Golf accessories can hydrate you, comfort and stabilize your feet, keep you from burning, protect your clubs, shade your eyes, boost energy, show your stylish side and make delicious gift givers. Here is a glimpse of a few golf accessories that are unique and helpful.
Golf Shoes
There is a variety of golf shoes lines but two caught my attention, a classic one and a trendy up and comer.
ECCO Golf Shoes: The new design is comfortable, flexible and snug; they are even water resistant. They use high-grade leather, aggressive technology for performance and stability. One suggestion if you buy a pair, go 1/2 or 1 size larger. To purchase yours go to www.eccousa.com or call 1-800-886-3226.


Croc: The Crocs sandals are a phenomenon and now they have ventured into golf shoes. At first, I was a little suspicious but intrigued. A company known for their very casual sandals entering the world of golf? Well, after wearing their Inspire for women, my suspicions silenced. The Bite golf shoes are extremely lightweight and flexibility is natural. They have a line for women and men from sandal golf shoes to very conservative golf shoes. To purchase yours go to www.crocs.com.

Golf Socks

Eurosocks: Golf socks go overlooked most of the time. You ready yourself for golf, preparing all your clubs, gathering your tees, unpacking new golf balls, etc., and grab a pair of socks. Eurosocks have created a line of golf socks that when grabbing your socks will provide you with comfort and no bulking, wrinkling, sliding down or developing blisters. They provide arch support and have a ventilated channel system. To purchase yours go to www.eurosock.com.

Thirst Quenchers

Camelbak: I realize you might drink an assortment of drinks on the golf course but water is the best hydration refresher. Camelbak has created a water bottle that is BPA free (an unhealthy chemical) and ergonomically and eco-friendly. It can be used for golf or while excersing. The Camelbak water bottle comes in energetic colors and dishwasher friendly. To purchase yours go to www.Camelbak.com.

Golf Club Covers

Luco Sport: My golf club covers have always been UM golf covers (Go Canes!), but I was pleasantly surprised to discover Luco Sport golf covers. They have an original line of golf covers for women and a few choices for men. One of the creative tidbits is they are made in the USA, even the fabric. They are completely machine washable, bleach and fade resistant. To purchase yours go to www.lucosport.com.


Q-Link: For a few years, I have been seeing and hearing about jewelry that pumps up your energy, makes you focus etc., when you play golf and beyond. Q-Link states it has a Biofield that plays a fundamental role in positive physical and mental states. Many Q-Link wearers have complimented the Q-Link saying it improves awareness, calmness, advance focus and stamina, resistance to stress, increase energy and such. To purchase yours go to www.q-linkproducts.com or 1-800-246-2765.

Sun Protector

Caribbean Solutions: Anytime you find my family or me in the sun, you will find me carrying Caribbean Solutions SolGuard, a natural sun guard providing dual protection by absorbing and reflecting UVA and UVB radiation. Caribbean Solutions also carries natural enhancers and healers. To purchase go to www.caribbean-sol.com or call 1-00-460-7363.

Modern Eye Wear with Music

Oakley: Oakley has created a line of eyewear that streams music in your ear. The eyewear is called Oakleys Split THUMPs. They provide excellent protection for the eyes in blinding sun and with the internal MP3 player; no one will know you are listening to music. Modernize your sunglasses with music. To purchase yours go to http://oakley.com/pd/5219.

Golf Grilling Gift

Id Rather Be Grilling: Do you know someone who loves to grill and golf? A unique golf-grilling, golf bucket is perfect, created by Id Rather Be Grilling. They create different suites of gift sets from golf buckets to golf sleeves and beyond that everyone will enjoy. The highlight I find in their gift sets is the custom-blended, savory grill rubs. You will also enjoy the other golf related products and a fun, novelty cookbook. To purchase yours go to www.idratherbegrilling.com.

Golf Purse

Ann Veronica Handprints: Ann Veronica makes golf totes and other stylish totes and accessories that will make you smile. Anns designs are original, naturally hand-crafted and hand-printed. You can custom-make your own which by all standards is original. They are durable yet flexible. Their totes are welcomed on the golf course, on vacation and for everyday style. To purchase yours go to www.annveronica.com.


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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. 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.

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.

Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year

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.

Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

Article: Video, images from Tiger, DJ's round with Trump

Article: After DJ and Tiger, Trump plays golf with Jack

Rory faces criticism

Article: Rory: Round with Trump about respect for presidency

Article: Rory: Round with Trump not a 'political statement'

President at the Presidents Cup

Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump

Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73

Cart on the green

Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green

Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National

Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open

Trump golf properties


Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers

Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover

Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up

Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.