With some of the most cutting edge designs and feature-rich appointments you will find, OGIO International has a new lineup of golf bags for 2017 that they call adrenaline-driven in style—and they are all of that.
The company is offering five new styles that are very distinctive in look and have some of the newest features you will see in a modern golf bag, like a pocket for your range finder, a sleeve for your divot tool and one for your pencil—not to mention the usual assortment of pockets and sleeves for a water bottle, raingear and all your other equipment.
A zipper-less ball compartment makes for easy access and the easy grab molded trunk handles makes these bags one of the most ergonomically friendly you will find, whether you walk or ride.
The stand bag collection from OGIO includes the Diamond Ultralight Performance Top, patented Woode top, Ball SiloTM, Cart Strap Channel and Fit Disk and SHOXX X4TM Strap System.
And the five new styles each have their own flair, color and features:
Cirrus – OGIO cut its teeth in the sports and fitness world, working with elite athletes across the globe. Being the official sports bags for Ironman competitions and the Rock & Roll Marathons helped put the focus on packing a lot of gear in a confined space as lightly as possible. That knowledge and experience was applied to the creation of the Cirrus collection – the lightest cart (under 5lbs) and stand bag (under 4lbs) in their history. Available in a selection of bright colors, the Cirrus collection features OGIO’s unique top configurations and the carry bag introduces the innovative FIT DISK, an adjustable strap system to custom-fit and self-balance any player.
Urban Camo integrates the ever-popular, yet OGIO infused, camouflage print found in today’s men’s lifestyle fashions and combines it with subdued hues of red, orange, green or gray to bring together a sleek, yet subtle, urban look.
Paranormal is a simply out-of-this world design putting an OGIO-style twist on your daddy’s plaid pants. It’s plaid with an attitude mixed with artistic touches of red, olive or blue. Paranormal is perfect for players looking for the latest technology and features in a golf bag who relish the thought of railing against the dying light.
Vortex represents a design interpretation of a virtual world golf bag pattern. It features clean lines and subtle shades of cool colors. While it doesn’t have macros or icons, it comes equipped with the latest technological advances in the world of golf and travel bags.
Gray Noise and Dark Static are the Yin and Yang collection inspired by OGIO’s expertise in crafting a multitude of business bags, briefcases and more. Gray Noise features heavier lines and a flashier color palette. It’s got pizazz that will get you noticed. On the other end of the spectrum is Dark Static, a line featuring a more conservative, non-black design denoting strength and power.
For more information, visit the OOGIO website at: www.ogio.com
New fabrics and diverse options for layering highlight the smart new styles from the Antigua Group as they roll out their spring collection of outerwear for men for the spring of 2017.
“It’s a diverse offering of style, fabric, weight and content,” explained Sean Gregg, Antigua’s Vice President of Product Development and Marketing Support. “Designed for practicality and style appeal, this season has all that’s needed in outerwear to complement Antigua’s polos while offering
golfers the ability to layer as needed.”
One of the most versatile outerwear pieces from this collection--style Regime-combines a heather neutral twill knit with a solid jacquard lightweight stretch woven style--it’s a great lightweight outerwear layering garment. Golfers can barely feel the fabric’s weight throughout their swing. Because of its lightweight breathability, it can be left on even as morning temperatures progress towards midday.
Style Vista is a creatively constructed loopback, two-color twill face fabric. Designed as a mid-weight, long sleeve, halfzip outerwear garment, the tonal twill knit in this season’s rich shades is set off with contrasting elastic tape sewn into cover stitch seam details--creating a color block pop of complementing color. Its reverse coil zipper is enhanced with the same corresponding accent colors, to bring the accent front-andcenter.
Style Promenade is a mid-weight complement to the polo collection and more specifically to the bird’s eye effect used throughout the fashion pique offering. Its use of primary color and white yarn evenly knit into a solid fabric optically creates a mid hue shade of its originally saturated primary color. It uses both sides of the fabric, creating a tonal color block effect style, and can be worn actively or casually.
“As Antigua’s Spring ’17 outerwear offering looks to mirror the design direction incorporated in the polo collection, there’s also an element of sophistication that’s interpreted in the outerwear offering,” added Gregg.
Lightweight style Tsunami is created with heather and solid feed stripes undulating as a horizontal all-over repeat. The color’s subtlety is circumstantial to the heather yarn being used to define the stripe pattern. A derivative of the tight repeating feed stripe seen in the main fabric has been isolated and knit into a pattern variation of the main fabric.
This derivative fabric is then utilized as a complementing inset fabric in the garment’s side panels, to enhance the design of the long sleeve, half-zip outerwear style. The placket zipper showcases contrasting color nylon coil teeth that tie the garment to the season’s vibrant color stories.
Perhaps the most directional outerwear style of the Spring ’17 performance fashion collection is the Arctic Pullover. With two uniquely different fabric constructions that make up this long sleeve mid-to-heavyweight garment, it’s intentionally understated. Its front body panel is double knit into a quilted diamond pattern using heather yarns and is pieced together with singularly knit jersey heather sleeves and back fabric.
The fabrics are overdyed in deep hues corresponding to bright shades. This halfzip, long sleeve pullover is handsomely sophisticated and is a multifunctional lifestyle garment that can complement golf wear, dining out, and a casual pair of jeans.
For more information on Antigua, go to: www.Antigua.com and ShopAntigua.com
It is not only adults who love to see some shiny new golf clubs under the Christmas tree. For the junior golfers in the household, TGA Premier Junior Golf, one of the nation’s leading introductory and recreational golf programs, is offering an innovative custom program of golf clubs designed especially for girls and boys.
Making it both convenient and affordable, TGA has color-coded sets in color-coded sizes based on height—with right and left handed options for parents to fit their young golfers. The sets range in price from $89.99 to $149.99 and include 3-6 clubs, a stand bag and headcovers. Yellow is for boys/girls under 3’ in height; while Orange is for 3’-3’8; Red and Pink for 3’8-4’4; Blue and Lavender 4’-45’ and Black for 5’-5’.
“Since 2003 TGA has become a leading expert on introductory and recreational junior golf instruction,” said TGA’s founder and CEO, Joshua Jacobs. “By experiencing first-hand how juniors learn, swing and react
to equipment, we have developed junior clubs that kids will find esthetically pleasing and well performing, which will further expand our expertise and credibility among our golf consumers.”
To bring the new clubs to market, Jacobs called on 30-year golf industry manufacturing veteran Ross Kvinge of Plus One Sports, who has worked with high profile manufacturers like Nicklaus Golf and Spalding. Kvinge has witnessed first-hand the impact that TGA has on the industry and believes adding equipment to its model will only increase its market presence and exposure.
“As a long-time veteran in sourcing, manufacturing and distributing golf equipment, I am proud to be part of TGA’s grassroots model and develop the TGA Premier Junior Golf line of equipment,” said Kvinge. “In addition, as a TGA franchise owner myself and seeing the rapid success of the model, providing properly fit golf equipment and creating a pathway from enrichment to equipment was only natural.”
TGA’s equipment is designed with technology that makes it easier for beginning and experienced junior golfers to excel. This is especially true with the driver, which is one of the largest driver heads on the market for juniors featuring a lightweight hot forged design.
Not to be outdone is the technology in the TGA junior irons. In its continued efforts to provide a fun golf experience for kids, TGA distributed weight from the hosel out along the top-line of the club creating a well-positioned sweet spot in the center of the clubface creating easier and more consistent shots.
“Our TGA equipment was created and designed with the ultimate focus group; junior golfers themselves along with junior golf instructors and PGA Professionals through enrichment programs at schools, camps and leagues nationwide,” explained Kvinge. “Through our equipment, junior golfers will have a fun experience, improve quicker, and become vested in the sport long-term.”
TGA will offer its junior golf equipment through national retail outlets, golf facilities and online club sales through its website. TGA will also offer a trade up program for families to keep their kids fitted properly, and a percentage of each purchase will be donated to the TGA Sports Foundation.
For more information about TGA Premier Junior Golf, visit www.playtga.com