After the Christmas festivities, many of us look forward to the January Sales. Whether it be upgrading your entertainment system or sprucing up the house we are all after a great deal. The same can be said for the golfing industry where January can yield some great deals on the hottest products. This month we will be highlighting some of the must-haves for 2018. January is also the month of the PGA Merchandise show in Orlando, Florida. This is where many of the leading manufacturers release their latest products. If you have the time I would highly recommend attending. The PGA Show runs from January 24th -26th and is open to PGA Professionals and the public. I like to think of it as an Aladdin’s Cave filled with the latest golf equipment. I hope by either reading this or attending the PGA Merchandise show, it will help you start the new season off in style.
1) Iliac Golf
I am a proud supporter of Iliac, and have used their products for over 4 years. I believe that the brand incorporates a rich tradition and evokes everything the game of golf should be.
Iliac is the brainchild of legend Bert LaMar, former world-class skateboarder and world champion snowboarder, golfer and designer. Bert creates unique, trendsetting products from his technical design background, athletic upbringing and creative interaction with the world’s highest level elite golfers, athletes and celebrities. His products are coveted by “iliackers” worldwide, have been seen on tour golfers, celebrities and in trendsetting stores globally. Fueled by passion and driven by design, iliac golf apparel and accessories are engineered to go beyond the ordinary and exceed all expectations. With roots in the past and arms to the future, iliac fulfills Bert LaMar’s dream of elevating golf apparel to the next level. Luxury and style meet performance and function in premium, custom designs. Rich in tradition. Handcrafted to perfection. iliac is…Something Unique, Something Special, Something Not Available Everywhere, Something Ready to Meet the Demands Fueled by Your Passion – Real Core Golf & Lifestyle Designs with Roots in The Past and Arms to The Future.”
I AM INFUSING TECHNOLOGY THAT HELPS GOLFERS FEEL AND PERFORM BETTER WITH MY PALLET OF ART DESIGNS, PRINTS, TEXTURES AND SHAPES. I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS
– Bert LeMar, founder
For more information click here.
Leupold is a brand that provides golfers with accurate distances to improve the level of your game. It’s just like having your own personal caddy yet at no additional cost per round. A big reason why Leupold rangefinders are one of the best in the industry is because of the brands history in scope and recording devices.
“HELL! I COULD BUILD A BETTER SCOPE THAN THIS!”
Legend has it that while hunting one day, Marcus Leupold missed a buck because his scope fogged up. He swore he could make a better scope, and that’s just what he did. As time went by the Leupold team took what they had learned from scope design and introduced it into a rangefinder to be used for golf purposes.
In 2010 Leupold Golf was born. It uses the same characteristics as the traditional scopes that Leupold are famous for but maximized it for the modern-day golfer. The True Golf Range ballistics software computes the flight path of the golf ball based on atmospheric conditions and angle of the shot.
The GX-5i3 with Leupold’s high performance DNA® (Digitally eNhanced Accuracy™) engine and advanced infrared laser provides faster measurements and increased accuracy displayed to the nearest 1/10 of a yard. Featuring TGR and Club Selector, which can be disabled for tournament play per updated USGA rule 14-3, the GX-5i3 provides ranging information and club recommendations based on personal hitting strength, slope, and current environmental conditions.
- 6X Magnification
- CR2 Lithium Battery
- Club Selector (Golf)
- Digitally Enhanced Accuracy (DNA) Golf
- Fog Mode (Golf)
- Fold Down Rubber Eyecups
- Fully Multi coated Lens System
- OLED Display (Golf)
- One Touch Scan Mode (Golf)
- Pin Hunter Laser Technology (Golf)
- Prism Lock Technology (Golf
- True Golf Range (TGR) (Golf)
For more information on Leupold products click here.
3) Vokey Personalized Wedges
As a Titleist ambassador, I play and endorse Vokey wedges. I am confident that there is no wedge on the market that even comes close to that of a Vokey. Vokey offers a program called WedgeWorks that offer the same custom grinds, bounce, and lofts that the current line offers, but uniquely allows the customer to customize the look to suit the individual.
CUSTOMIZATION & PERSONALIZATION
More custom options including an industry-leading selection of shafts, grips, shaft bands, ferrules, stamping, and paint fills.
HAND STAMPING & PAINT FILL
Once reserved for the best players in the world, hand stamped wedges are now available to you in many different styles and colors including straight, freestyle and snowflake styles.
A variety of unique Vokey grips are available in rubber and cord models to fit your game.
Extensive selection of high-performance golf shafts are available including wedge specific shafts such as KBS Hi Rev 2.0 or Dynamic Golf Spinner.
In addition to our traditional black ferrule, Vokey offers two exclusive options. A ferrule with two gold rings and a ferrule with a silver ring.
Add a personal touch to your wedge with a variety of WedgeWorks shaft bands
Make your wedge more unique with laser etching. Etch up to 20 characters, available only on chrome steel shafts.
Customize the feel of your wedge with specific swingweight adjustments.
LOFT & LIE ADJUSTMENTS
All Vokey Design wedges can be adjusted for both loft and lie
For more information on Vokey Wedge Works please click here.
4) Players Towel
A golf towel that cleans your grooves is something every golfer needs. Players Towel’s simple, yet effective design stands out from its competitors. This product is something that you or the recipient will really enjoy using and with the customizable options will avoid help you avoid losing it.
As a part-time professional caddie, Patrick Le Vine needed a towel that would perform for 18 holes. He looked everywhere for properly sized towels with adequate absorption. The best towels available were only at certain hotels (white towel w/blue or green stripe), which he sought out while on tour. In an attempt to give athletes, the perfect towel for high performance, he decided to create his own. Input was received from tour caddies, tour players and top amateurs. The result was a product perfect for cleaning clubs, balls and other equipment to promote better play, yet gentle enough to clean your glasses. Players Towel was launched!
Patrick got his towels into the hands of players and caddies he knew, and they loved the towel so much, many insisted on using only Players Towel. It even became a good luck charm for some of those pros. Used by the game’s top players, Players Towel has been seen on the winner’s bag in all the major golf tours including: the U.S. Open, The Masters, The PGA Championship, WGC Championship, Evian Masters, the PGA, and LPGA Tour Championships.
Players Towel is constantly innovating and only utilizing the highest quality materials, so they can consistently provide the best possible sports towel.
See why this towel is the best.
ABOUT THE TOWEL
Create the best sports experience with the best sports towel.
Players Towel always performs well so you can stay at the top of your game. Its unique weave pattern holds more than 300 times its weight in water, making it more effective at cleaning ridges and retaining moisture than any other towel on the market. The Players Towel microfiber technology picks up dirt and moisture and holds it within the cloth, resulting in a cleaner, drier surface and enhanced player performance.
The Players Towel can be personalized with custom logos, signatures, colors and an optional putter slit, and most orders can be shipped within 24 hours. Beginning with golf and growing to be the go-to towel in tennis and bowling, Players Towel is the top choice of some of the world’s best athletes for superior absorption and unsurpassed cleaning.
To Order your personalized, custom designed towel click here, and see why so many pros are choosing Players Towel.
I hope these products get you excited for the January Sales.
For more information on any of these products
on how I can help your game please contact me.
Nick Banks, PGA