Tommy Bahama 18 Golf Island Savvy on the Links - COPIED

By Jamie Yasko-MangumJune 4, 2008, 4:00 pm

Beautiful sand and beaches, radiant sun, flowing palm trees with a refreshing breeze, I am there.. Basking! Wake Up, Wake Up it is a day to play golf!! I love the islands, tropical clothes and now I can combined my love of the islands with golf. I am talking about the 2008 Tommy Bahama 18 Golf line of clothing for women and men. Since 2006, they have introduced us to island, savvy golf attire. Men and women can combine relaxed tropical comfort with their love of golf.
Tommy Bahama is well known for their relaxed, island lifestyle clothing off the green. Now they reached out to the golf community with the same flair. Tommy Bahama 18 Golf keeps their trademark island motif and combines it with a vast selection of golf apparel, outwear and accessories.
I found Tommy Bahama 18 Golf mens line quite appealing! The mens summer line has bright and vibrant colors such as royal blues, admiral with a sprinkle of citrus while their fall/winter colors are rich and vivid such as fedora, Dijon with a twist of twill and brownstone. Tommy Bahama has kept their tropical attitude entwined through their shirts while injecting beautiful solids and alternating tonal stripes. Tommy Bahama has a mixture of character driven shorts such as plaids and cargo while pants have slim line appeal. They created other various mens styles of clothing that include golf outwear and accessories.


Please allow me a moment; I must mention my gratitude to them for their wonderful quality blended fabrics they use in their men and womens line. Tommy Bahama 18 Golf uses high end fabric to create a luscious comfort yet dry feel when playing golf or tooling around on vacation. They create a delightful feel using blends such as silk, herringbone, Tencel, high end cotton, cashmere, and viscose to name a few. Oh, the splendid fabric!
Ladybug Lane, Boardwalk Town, Sunflower Shores, Piccadilly Island am I making a connection with you. These titles are the names of Tommy Bahama 18 Golf womens summer and fall 2008 lines; very tropical savvy! They have injected vivid colors such as red, turquoise, chocolate, pink, sunflower and beautiful pastels of lily purple, heather pink and mint into all their clothing, tops and bottoms. I recently wore their Floral Fade Polo (a combination of pastel sea foam and chocolate) and Sunset Crop Brownstone, loved the comfort and the contrast of the sea foam and chocolate was dynamic! Tommy Bahama has created a variety of exciting styles of clothing for you. Let me give you a glimpse, a paisley ruffle skort, short sleeve fitted hoodie, sassy skorts, perky plaid capris, and a sporty vest to name a few.

Tommy Bahama 18 Golf continues their wonderful tropical, balmy, beachy, Caribbean, exotic and island style clothing and combines golf quality and functionality for the novice to professional man or woman golfer. Their golf lines give you a feel of island style on or off the course. I highly recommend an investment in their line! Their clothing sells retail for tops $60-$125, sweaters $70-$250, bottoms $60-$150 and outwear $110-$200. You can find Tommy Bahama 18 Golf in green grass shops and resorts, Tommy Bahama retail stores and online at 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 (68) just one back at Australian Open

By Nick MentaNovember 24, 2017, 6:40 am

Jason Day posted a second-round 68 to move himself just one off the lead held by Lucas Herbert through two rounds at the Emirates Australian Open. Here’s where things stand after 36 holes in Sydney.

Leaderboard: Herbert (-9), Day (-8), Cameron Davis (-7), Anthony Quayle (-6), Matt Jones (-4), Cameron Smith (-4), Nick Cullen (-4), Richard Green (-4)

What it means: Day is in search of his first worldwide victory of 2017. The former world No. 1 last visited the winner’s circle in May 2016, when he won The Players at TPC Sawgrass. A win this week would close out a difficult year for the Aussie who struggled with his game while also helping his mother in her battle with cancer. Day’s last victory on his native soil came in 2013, when he partnered with Adam Scott to win the World Cup of Golf for Australia at Royal Melbourne.

Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open

Round of the day: Herbert followed an opening 67 with a round of 66 to vault himself into the lead at The Australian Golf Club. He made six birdies, including four on his second nine, against a lone bogey to take the outright lead. The 22-year-old, who held the lead at this event last year and captured low-amateur honors in 2014, is coming off a runner-up finish at the NSW Open Championship, which boosted him from 714th to 429th in the Official World Golf Ranking. His 5-under score was matched by Dale Brandt-Richards and Josh Cabban.

Best of the rest: Matt Jones, who won this event over Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott two years ago, turned in 4-under 67. Jones is best known to American audiences for his playoff victory at the 2014 Shell Houston Open and for holding the 36-hole lead at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, which was eventually won by Day. Jones will start the weekend five shots off the lead, at 4 under par.

Biggest disappointment: Spieth has a lot of work to do this weekend if he expects to be in the title picture for the fourth year in a row. Rounds of 70-71 have him eight shots behind the lead held by Herbert. Spieth made a birdie and a bogey on each side Friday to turn in level par. The reigning champion golfer of the year has finished first, second and first at this event over the last three years.

Storyline to watch this weekend: The Australian Open is the first event of the 2018 Open Qualifying Series. The leading three players who finish in the top 10 and who are not otherwise exempt will receive invites into next summer’s Open Championship at Carnoustie.

Ogilvy urges distance rollback of ball

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 8:49 pm

Add Geoff Ogilvy to the chorus of voices calling for a distance rollback of the golf ball.

In an interview before the start of the Emirates Australian Open, Ogilvy said a "time-out" is needed for governing bodies to deal with the issue.

"It's complete nonsense," he said, according to an Australian website. "In my career, it’s gone from 300 yards was a massive hit to you’re a shorter hitter on tour now, legitimately short. It’s changed the way we play great golf courses and that is the crime. It isn’t that the ball goes 400, that’s neither here nor there. It’s the fact the ball going 400 doesn’t makes Augusta work properly, it functions completely wrong.’’

Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open

Ogilvy used an example from American baseball to help get his point across to an Australian audience.

“Major League Baseball in America, they use wooden bats, and everywhere else in baseball they use aluminium bats,’’ he said. “And when the major leaguers use aluminium bats they don’t even have to touch it and it completely destroys their stadiums. It’s just comedy.

“That’s kind of what’s happened to us at least with the drivers of these big hitters; We’ve completely outgrown the stadiums. So do you rebuild every stadium in the world? That’s expensive. Or make the ball go shorter? It seems relatively simple from that perspective.’’

Ogilvy, an Australian who won the 2006 U.S. Open, said he believes there will be a rollback, but admitted it would be a "challenge" for manufacturers to produce a ball that flies shorter for pros but does not lose distance when struck by recreational players.

The golf world celebrates Thanksgiving

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 6:01 pm

Here's a look, through social media, at how the golf world celebrates Thanksgiving.

Lexi Thompson:

Baking time!!

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David Feherty:

Jack Nicklaus:

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Steve Stricker:

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Frank Nobilo:

Ian Poulter:

Tyrone Van Aswegen:

Happy Thanksgiving: Biggest turkeys of 2017

By Grill Room TeamNovember 23, 2017, 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving brings us golf's biggest turkeys of the year. Donald Trump, Grayson Murray and a certain (now-former) tournament director headline the list. Click here or on the image below to check out all the turkeys.