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Abacus Men’s and Women’s Outerwear

Abacus Men's Jacket  Abacus Women's Jacket  Abacus Women's Jacket  Abacus Men's Jacket

Without neglecting any detail, Abacus has developed a technical collection of rain gear with outstanding waterproofing and breathable stretch fabric, which islightweight, flexible and functional.  The collection is for those that want to test their own and nature’s limits.  They believe it is absolutely possible to ignore the rain. Think about the professionals. They have to keep their game up regardless of driving rain or hard winds. The only solution is to have clothing that keeps the wind and the rain out. But the rainwear must breathe, that is to say, let out the condensation. You want to feel nice and comfortable even when you’re dressed for rain and wind. And it’s just as important to feel comfortable in your swing, and to feel just like taking a swing in an ordinary sweater even though you are wearing a rain jacket.
In 2007 it poured with rain during the Solheim Cup, the European players kept their Abacus jackets on.  In the final round of the 2010 Scandinavian Masters it rained heavily at times. But the winner Richard S. Johnson seemed totally unconcerned. The European ladies Team played in the Pitch rain jacket from Abacus. It is 100 % polyester micro twill waterproof, windproof, breathable, fabric with sealed seams and guarantees ranging from 1-3 years. 
Tour Wedge rain jacket is a durable rain jacket with poly stretch fabric and rip stop lamination.  The fabric makes it possible to combine a good fit with a sleek silhouette.  The garment is soft and makes no sound while swinging.  Details include a back pocket and adjustable collar, sleeves, bottom, and waist. It is also windproof and features sealed seams with a two year guarantee.
Abacus is available in twenty countries, with very strong positions in Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, and Canada. Their goal is to develop Abacus into an International lifestyle brand that reaches beyond the world of golf.
 
 

Antigua Men’s and Women’s Outerwear

Antigua Men's Hero Apparel  Antigua Men's Jacket  Antigua Women's Sleet Jacket  Antigua Women's Redition Jacket

 
Antigua’s spring outerwear rain gear is created to function in various climates with a trend that focuses on layering.  The current opinion is that weather fluctuations throughout the day make it easier to take off-and-add on layers to adjust for comfort.  
 
Start with a base layer, Antigua has an excellent long sleeve mock called Hero.  Using Antigua’s proprietary Desert Dry moisture management technology, it is constructed with a hyper-micro poly fleeced backing against a super soft interlock face. 
 
Add a middle fuller weight microfleece layer to keep warm such as the Men’s and Women’s Sleet.  Antigua equally offers thin-layer micro fleece shells in both pullover as well as full zip styling as exceptional layering options in styles.  
 
Or for a windier day, try wind resistant shirts function against inclement weather.  In styles such as Rendition and Highland, made of Antech Desert Breeze wind block fabric to serve as a guard against wind while offering warmth.  Made with a two-way stretch laminated jersey bonded to a water resistant membrane.  Both offer water resistance protects against the wind and rain as well as comfort of a jersey like fabric.  Rendition and Highland both are styled with contemporary color blocking details and stretch aspect of these pieces allows them to be multi functional – on the course and off.
 
To round out Antigua’s outerwear collection offering, Antigua has a variety of great golf jackets.  Style Motion is a full zip jacket constructed with a stretch jersey face bonded against a high-low fleece wave pattern engineered for warmth allowing breathability for comfort.  The Explorer is built for warmth while being light weight.  With its water resistant woven shell bonded against a micro-fleece inner core Explorer wears and travels well and is well suited for both cold and precipitation alike.  So, no need to let weather concerns factor into your round as Antigua has the right outerwear to get you into the clubhouse warm, comfortable and dry.
–Visit www.antigua.com.
 
 

PROQUIP Men’s and Women’s Outerwear

ProQuip Men's Blue Tourflex  ProQuip Women's Tour Apparel  ProQuip's Women Apparel  ProQuip Men's Apparel

ProQuip represents the highest standard in performance golf outerwear and clothing, providing golfers worldwide with state-of-the-art, technical design garments to cope with every type of weather condition. Internationally known as the serious golfer’s brand, ProQuip was founded in 1981 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading innovators of lightweight golf weatherwear. ProQuip supplies thousands of golfers every year – men, women and children – with superior performance products.
 
ProQuip has developed breakthrough high-performance fabric TourFlex over the last three years, an ultra-lightweight plain weave waterproof fabric featuring all-over two-way stretch for unparalleled freedom of movement and superior comfort. ProQuip’s best ever performing rain suit is made from TourFlex available in a new range of colors for 2011with matching waterproof jackets and pants, all with a three- year unconditional waterproof guarantee.
Ultralite fabric, a high-performance hydrophobic waterproof-breathable outer with a dense integrated weather wear water to bead-up and run quickly and efficiently off the surface, like water off a duck’s back. The rainsuits are surprisingly quiet due to the technicality of the garments and the water repellent knitwear.
 
The flexibility of the fabric enables all golfers to swing freely and athletically, as if they were wearing a lightweight second skin.  It also features striking modern styling with a slimmer, sports cut and is available in an array of sizes.  Features include waterproof zips, unobtrusive storage, adjustable cuffs, hem for jackets and leg zip flap adjustments for the pants. 
 
ProQuip has served as the Preferred Supplier to more Ryder Cup teams – European and U.S. – and is the Official Supplier to the European Tour. ProQuip products can be found in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Islands of the Caribbean and Bermuda. ProQuip based locally from Marblehead, MA.
 
 

Sun Mountain Men’s and Women’s Outerwear

Sun Mountain Men's Rainflex  Sun Mountain Women's Apparel  Sun Mountain Women's Jacket  Sun Mountain Men's Pants
Sun Mountain RainFlex® offers the often pursued, yet difficult to attain, combination of lightweight, stretchable, breathable and weatherproof outerwear. In addition to carrying a two-year waterproof guarantee, the garment stretches 100% across the shoulders, 30% top to bottom, and 100% diagonally, due to the knitting process.  Traditional rainwear is woven nylon with almost zero stretch. 

The 2011 line includes RainFlex HD with traditional styling and heavy-duty performance, the new RainFlex LT that is on the lighter scale.  RainFlex comes in a variety of colors and styles for both women and men including full-zip jacket, half-zip pullover, short-sleeve pullover, and pants. The women’s line includes full-zip jacket and pants.  Full-suggested retail prices range from $130 to $210.

Key features include locking zipper pulls to keep zippers in place and quiet, tabbed cuffs for quick and easy adjustments for optimal fit, pockets to warm hands, and shock cords to maintain a comfortable fit out of the way of the swing.
 
In addition to outerwear, for over 25 years, Sun Mountain has been designing and manufacturing functional, high-quality, lightweight golf bags for the serious golfer. Sun Mountain is responsible for many industry firsts, including being the first to use backpacking technology to produce a lightweight nylon golf bag, and being the first to develop a stand bag with integral legs. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart and ClubGlider travel bag are leaders in their respective categories.

Sun Mountain is dedicated to finding the most innovative fabrics, the latest manufacturing processes, and the best designs to create a line of performance outerwear that includes rainsuits, windshirts, fleece and the RainFlex collection. Sun Mountain is an officially licensed supplier of outerwear to the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Duramed Futures Tour, and Nationwide Tour, and was the official outerwear provider of the victorious Presidents Cup 2009 US Team.
 

 

Sunice Men’s and Women’s Outerwear

Sunice Men's Jacket  Sunice Women's Jacket  Sunice Men's Jacket  Sunice Women's Jacket

Committed to delivering top-quality actionwear,. Sunice® is a performance-enhancing golf and ski outerwear brand that uses advanced technologies, fabrics and manufacturing methods.  Sunice, a longtime expert and leader in the technical outerwear industry, is dedicated to a unique concept of science and style. This is done by creating innovative design, using durable construction, and blending fashion-forward styling while using the latest in technical specialty fabrics. 

Silver is the most thermally conductive element on the planet.  It has great thermo regulating, anti-odor, and anti-static properties. By permanently bonding a layer of pure silver to the surface of a textile fiber, Sunice is able to offer a performance jacket like no other.  Sunice holds true to its commitment of being an industry leader as an authentic Gore-Tex supplier with an expanded offering providing more depth to an already broad category.  Their Gore-Tex Performance Shell jackets are unbelievably soft to the touch now even lighter and quieter.  It doesn’t get any better on a technical level than this. The Sunice science is evident in all the added golf-enhancing features of this jacket, a full top back stretch panel for ultimate freedom of movement.
Incorporating an Xstatic stretch lining, patented v-collar with neoprene finish,  Sunice is able to offer a lifetime waterproof guarantee on their jackets. Other great features include pro trim waist cinching system, in pocket ball cleaner, lock down zipper pullers, soft touch chin guard, laser cut pockets, and lycra action cuffs.
Sunice allows golfers the ability to focus completely on their game when they’re on the course and not on what they’re wearing.  Available in the traditional gray and charcoal but new this year are beautiful bright splashes of blue, red, tangerine, and sleek white.
Official licensed product partner for the 2011 and 2012 PGA Championship as well as the 2012 Ryder Cup. Logoed merchandise will be available at green grass facilities nationwide. Fletcher Leisure Group, based in Montreal, Quebec, is a company with 42 years of golf industry experience marketing multiple brands in Canada and the United States.
–Visit www.sunice.com.

Sunice has been named Official Rainwear Partner of the of the Executive Women’s Golf Association and will be participating at EWGA events—the EWGA Championship, National Conference, Match Play Cup Finals, Foundation Fundraiser and Fun Days. Sunice will be a licensed vendor of the EWGA in the Member Clubhouse as well as listed in the Marketplace section on the EWGA Shop site.
The EWGA is a membership organization with nearly 20,000 active participants, whose purpose is to connect women to learn, play and enjoy golf for business and fun through Chapter activities, educational programs, golf-and-networking events and public-awareness programs.
Since its founding in 1991 the EWGA has touched the lives of more than 100,000 women by connecting women. This tax-exempt association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers. There are chapters throughout the United States with international chapters in Canada, each run by volunteer leaders. The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
–Visit www.ewga.com.
 
 

Adidas Taylor Made Footwear and Raingear

Adidas Women's Rain Jacket  Adidas Taylor Made Men's Footwear  Adidas Golf Shoes  Adidas Men's Jacket

Created for the competitive purist, this modern expression of classic golf shoe design combines tour-proven technologies with the finest materials. Premium, hand-finished full-grain leather provides a rich look and feel, as well as superior durability.  Leather lining for optimal fit and foam polyurethane sock liner provides support, cushioning and comfort from heel to toe.  Advanced thin tech low-profile technology brings you even closer to the ground for improved stability, better overall footwork and ultimately more consistent ball-striking. Re-engineered Powerband wraps up higher on the lateral forefoot and medial heel to secure the foot and provide more power and better control. Cushioning technology known as adiPrene provides enhanced impact absorption in the heel for long-lasting comfort while adiTuff technology features an abrasion-resistant material to protect the toe from excessive wear and keeps the shoe looking better detailing, cutting-edge technologies and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
 

                                

Footjoy Raingear 
 
Adidas Women's Footwear                               Adidas Men's Footwear                                 Adidas Taylor Made Men's Footwear
Full Grain Leather Uppers offer outstanding comfort, breathability, and durability. FootJoy warrants that this golf shoe will be waterproof in normal
use for two years.  Dri-Lex Suede linings provide superior comfort and slip resistance. Polyurethane Fit beds create an underfoot base that more closely mimics the natural shape of the foot.  EVA midsoles and polyurethane outsole provides a lightweight and stable hitting platform during the golf swing. Performance Last technology offers a rounded toe character, fuller fit across the forefoot, and narrow fit in the heel. Pulsar Cleats by Softspikes,the number 1 selling cleat in golf, is the overwhelming choice of touring professionals worldwide. The Pulsar cleats feature all the same turf grip and walking comfort advantages of Black Widow cleat webbing for extra durability and easier cleaning.
 
–Visit www.footjoy.com.
 

Gustbuster 

Gustbuster Umbrella  Gustbuster Paisley Swatch  Gustbuster Navy Swatch  Gustbuster Burgundy Swatch

 
GustBuster’s Metro umbrella is the choice for people on-the-go. Wind-tested by College of Aeronautics to 55+ mph.  On extremely windy days, the patented system of hardened steel, hexagonal ribs, temper-hardened steel joint connectors and reinforced shaft prevent crimping and snapping. Award winning double-canopy design allows the wind to freely pass through without turning the umbrella inside out. 
 
Conveniently the sheath doubles for backpack or over-the-shoulder carrying or to take along in briefcase or purse with the sure grip comfort handle. Pinchless open & close release system prevents the possibility of pinching your skin as older style umbrellas do. 
 
The Metro is available in fabulous colors such as black, navy, burgundy, hunter green, paisley, pink, and red, open to 43 inch canopy.  Custom Imprinting  and corporate branding available, great for company logos, events, or gifts. 
 
 

SwingRite

Kate Whitney                                      Kate Whitney


 
When weather is truly not permitting and no amount of great raingear will sway you to brace the elements, practice indoors with a great tool called theSwingRite by teaching pro Kate Whitney.  The purpose of the SwingRite is to hear when the club head has released. A proper release ensures consistent shot-making, both in distance and accuracy. Listen for the unique click sound and discover where your hands are releasing. For the best golf shot, be sure that the click is occurring in the impact zone, where the imaginary ball is. You can also adjust the head to work on your swing speed.
 
“Kate I would like to let you know about the success that I have had using your SwingRite training aid. I have used the SwingRite now for eight years, the students have used it correctly have improved several areas of their swing, the most important was the speed that they developed in hitting through the ball instead of hitting at it.  I have one student who now hits the ball over 270 yards.  With repetitive SwingRite practice students will improve impact, clubhead lag, and swing speed. Swing Rite is conveniently designed to practice indoors and can  be used with a regular exercise program.  I recommend your SwingRite to anybody that wants to improve their game. Thank you.” For many more testimonials, visit www.swingrite.com.
 
Finally, practical products that improve a golfer’s game. Thankfully in New England we have adapted to playing golf year round, of course by flying to Florida in the winter.  We are finding ways to start earlier in Spring’s colder weather and extend it later in year with the appropriate gear to keep us comfortable.  We should also be grateful that we no longer have to refer to the fabric and noise of rain pants as swishy pants.

Feel free to connect with Elle at 
ellebrec@gmail.com.
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