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Father’s Day: Gift Ideas for Golf Dads!

M5 & M6 Drivers

The 2019 drivers from TaylorMade are built with the latest tech innovation in golf, Speed Injected Twist Face. Played by the top athletes on Tour (Tiger, Rory, Dustin Johnson), Speed Injected Twist Face drivers feature a revolutionary process of calibrating every individual club head to the threshold of the legal speed limit allowed by the USGA and R&A.

Spider X

Spider X revolutionizes the way we achieve optimal stability and alignment by reengineering the mass properties of the head and introducing a new optically engineered alignment. Pure Roll™ meets the all-new True Path™ alignment to make the #1 Putter Model on the PGA TOUR even better.

TaylorMade Performance Apparel designed by Peter Millar

Designed specifically for TaylorMade, this collaboration with Peter Millar features premium fabric and sophisticated styling with performance-enhancing benefits like four-way stretch, moisture-wicking, odor control, shape retention, wrinkle resistance, UPF 50+ sun protection and easy-care. This line of polos, pullovers, sweaters, and T-shirts will surely help enhance your game and elevate your style. 

2019 TP5 & TP5X Balls

After five years of development, the new 2019 golf balls are here to take their game farther than ever before.TP5 and TP5x feature a Tri-Fast Core and Dual-Spin Cover that combine for a 5-layer golf ball construction specifically engineered to perform with every club in your bag.

 

TAILOR-MADE TRIPS FOR DADS

Sports and Resorts: Tailor-Made Trips for Dads

For outdoorsy dads, there’s no better Father’s Day gift than a vacation designed to get outside and get moving, making memories with the whole family along for the adventure. At these hotels and resorts, dads can kick back in comfort by night and hit the links, the waves, or the trails every day on a vacation that’s tailor-made for them.  

Tee Off Mountainside in Vail, Colorado at Sonnenalp Hotel

Take to the greens in Vail, Colorado, at the Sonnenalp Hotel’s semi-private, 7,100-yard championship links style golf course. Take the whole family for 18 holes that cater to golfers of every skill level.  Add in some extra time to take in the breathtaking Rocky Mountain views, as the Sonnenalp Club is oriented to allow dramatic morning and afternoon sun to highlight the mountains’ natural radiance. Back at the Sonnenalp Hotel enjoy an exquisite spa experience, relaxing indoor and outdoor whirlpools with views of Gore Creek, and luxury lodging that perfectly captures the rustic charm of the Sonnenalp’s surroundings.

Make Memories Naturally with Discover Outdoors

The best gifts are memories that will last a lifetime. For a dad who can’t get enough of nature’s splendors, gift a trip with adventure guide company Discover Outdoors. For dads who don’t like surprises, gift cards are also available so they can choose their own adventure. Discover Outdoors’ goal is to connect people to the outdoors, to their community and to themselves through guided adventures in North America and around the world. Some of this summer’s most spectacular trips include:

• 7 day hiking trip on the Mount Ranier Wonderland Trail

• 6 days backpacking through 3 national parks of the Canadian Rockies

• Day trip hiking the strenuous Devil’s Path trail in the Catskills

• Day trip summitting 14 scenic peaks in the Hudson River Valley

Hit the Swiss Road with the Giardino Group

For a man who likes to get behind the wheel, Giardino Group has planned the perfect driving routes for a scenic journey through the Swiss Alps, on which dads can easily discover some of the most beautiful corners of Switzerland. These thrilling drives take you past majestic mountain passes, breathtaking valleys, and the shimmering waters of Swiss lakes. The Giardino hotels in Zurich, St. Moritz, Ascona and Locarno are the starting points and destinations for each route. In between the hotels, the routes allow you to experience up close the majestic panoramic views and the breathtaking natural scenery of the Alps. At the day’s end, Dad and the family can enjoy personalized Ayurveda spa treatments and Michelin starred dining at Ecco, Giardino’s coveted gourmet hot spot with locations in Zurich, St. Moritz, and Ascona. 

Golf in the Algarve with Martinhal Sagres 

For a golf aficionado, Portugal’s Algarve region is a bucket-list destination. The Algarve contains more than thirty golf courses, four of which are within 20-40 minutes of the Martinhal Sagres resort — a perfectly centralized, family-friendly home base for dad’s vacation. Only 30 minutes from the resort, the Palmares course commands magnificent views of both the bay of Lagos and the Monchique hills in the distance. The closest course, 20 minutes away, is Boavista, a Championship golf course designed by Howard Swan. If you venture an hour out of the resort, the two stunning championship courses of Amendoeiras spread across the Algarve, both designed by legendary golf names Sir Nick Faldo and Christy O’Connor Junior. Beyond golf, Martinhal Sagres offers sporty travelers adventure opportunities through amenities such as a water sports center on the beach, tennis courts, five swimming pools, and a bike station.

Spend Summertime in Belize at San Ignacio Resort Hotel

San Ignacio Resort Hotel in Belize has an adventure for every kind of dad. For the nature-lover, cave tours take guests into caverns used by ancient Mayans. The caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal, for one, feature burial chambers, artifacts, and calcified human remains. Guests can even climb cave waterfalls with rappel ropes and dive into their invigorating cascades. San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s in-house tour guides lead guests on jungle tours, horseback riding expeditions, and bird-watching excursions, to name a few opportunities to explore the outdoors in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. For dads enthralled by cultural experiences, tours of Mayan ruins, medicinal plant tours, and trips into San Ignacio and the surrounding Mayan villages are available. Through the end of June, take advantage of San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s unmissable Dads and Grads Special.

Luxury Links in the UAE at Al Bait Sharjah

Swing into the spirit of the modern-day Middle East, where golfers can play at the championship greens of the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Guests of Al Bait Sharjah, a luxury hotel composed of a collection of converted historic manor houses, can train at the nearby Club with a certified coach who specializes in the latest sports psychology strategies to improve their game. Dads can truly relax in style at The Library at Al Bait Sharjah, with its extensive book collection, as well as in the sophisticated Cigar Lounge or restaurants with mocktails and unique dining offerings inspired by Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cuisines. For a dad in need of pampering, Al Bait Sharjah offers a full menu of men-only spa services such as men’s facials, nurturing envelopment rituals, and therapeutic massages. 

Fashion statements from The Players: How to wear pink on the golf course

Forget blending in. 2019 is all about standing out, and what better way to achieve this than with a bold colour like pink. Many people shy away from the shade because they think it’s hard to wear, but if you look at the golfing fashion highlights of 2018, many of them involved a pop of pink. Whatever you call it, either salmon, rose, blush or coral, there’s no denying that wearing pink is a challenge. If you’re up for the challenge, make sure you follow these style rules from the pros to avoid looking out of place on the green.

What better place to look for pink-spiration than the final day of the 2018 Players Championship. On this day, the players compete in an unofficial “pink out” to raise awareness for breast cancer charities. As a partner of The Donna Foundation, this offers the perfect opportunity for the players to show off their favourite pink threads. And it’s also the perfect opportunity for us to pick up some style tips. So, without further ado, here are six different ways to make pink work for you on the golf course in 2019.

The bold polo

Webb Simpson offered the perfect example of pink done right when he wore the FootJoy Stretch Pique golf shirt in berry. This bold choice was paired with a muted pair of khakis to avoid looking over the top. One thing that golfers should be aware of when choosing their shirt is the risk of creases. Since bright colours tend to accentuate creases, it’s important to reach for highly technical and anti-wrinkle fabrics if you are opting for a bold bright colour like this berry hue. Luckily for Simpson, he did just this and looked sharp for his victory.

The muted hues

Wearing pink doesn’t have to be a brash choice. If you’re not excited about making a brash statement, opt for a pale pink. At the 2018 PGA tour, we saw Xander Schauffele use this styling choice to create a sleek and professional look. Having an athletic build means that he can get away with more than most, but he certainly hit a hole in one with this fashion choice. If you’re planning to wear a light pink striped polo similar to Schauffele, pair it with a light grey pair of pants.

Verging on red

If you’re looking for a low-risk choice on the golf course, opt for a hue that could almost be considered red. Jordan Spieth tried this look at the 2018 PGA tour and the result was magnificent. His Under Armour UA Playoff golf shirt featured thick pink stripes which gave the shirt an almost pomegranate red look. However, if you look at the detailing around the collar and on the buttons, you’ll see a much brighter shade of blush. The safest colour to pair with pink is grey, and Spieth managed this with ease.

Preppy trousers

Perhaps the boldest look on the golf course is pink pants. These can range from baby pink to bright magenta. The only rule you need to follow is that you wear them with confidence. These pink PUMA golf pants are the perfect choice for summer and create an effortlessly preppy look. Choose a brighter colour if you don’t want people wondering if you accidentally washed your white trousers with your favourite red shirt.

Accessorise with pink

If you aren’t ready for a pink golf shirt then you probably aren’t ready for pink golf pants either. Not to worry, as there are ways to accessorise with pink accents. This look is modern and stylish without being too outlandish. If you play at a more conservative golf club and are worried about ruffling feathers, then this is the way to go. At the 2018 PGA tour, Bryson DeChambeau showed us how it is done with this PUMA Ignite Pwradapt Golf Shoes. These feature a distinctive pink heel and a pink logo. DeChambeau’s were also customised with the word “mom” and a bright pink heart. There’s no need to go this far, but we’re sure your mum will appreciate the thought.

Pink fail

Continuing with the pink trend and tributes to his mother, DeChambeau also toted a distinctive bright pink Cobra golf bag for the day. Similarly emblazoned with the “mom” motif, it was a nice sentiment, but not one that we would suggest you try to follow. With the selection of pink golf bags available, it’s going to be hard to pull it off without looking like you just picked up the wrong golf bag in the clubhouse. If you really want to try the pink trend on the golf course, you’re far better off with accents of pink rather than overhauling your core items in a shocking hue.

In summary, there are plenty of ways to wear pink on the golf course, and we expect it to be a very popular shade in 2019. Just make sure you wear it with intention, or you could end up looking like you accidentally turned your favourite white polo pink in the wash.

DeChambeau Dominates in Dubai

Bridgestone Golf Tour star Bryson DeChambeau continued his and the brand’s winning ways with a convincing 7-shot victory at the PGA European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic this weekend. The win is DeChambeau’s first ever title abroad and the 7th professional victory of his career. DeChambeau’s victory in Dubai complements a run of 7 wins on the PGA TOUR and 1 on the LPGA Tour over the last 5 months for Bridgestone.

Using Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X balls, ‘the golf scientist’ blew away the field in Dubai with prodigious driving and pinpoint approach shots throughout the week, on his way to finishing a record 24-under par for the tournament.  Starting the final round with a 1-shot lead, DeChambeau once again proved he’s one of the best closers in the game – firing an 8-under par 64 that included 7 birdies and an eagle to finish with the largest margin of victory in the event’s history.

“We are excited for Bryson to get his first-ever professional international win this weekend and his 4thworldwide victory in the last 7 months,” said Dan Murphy, President & CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “What the Bridgestone brand is experiencing at the Tour level right now is almost surreal.  When you add this Tour success to the incredible reception our brand received this past week at the PGA Merchandise Show, 2019 is shaping up to be a special year for Bridgestone Golf.”

DeChambeau switched to the TOUR B X in late 2017 after extensive experimentation revealed a significant impact on his driving, iron play, short game and putting.  He also wears Bridgestone’s new TOUR B FIT Glove featuring high-end Cabretta leather with FIT technology to ensure a soft feel, consistent grip and excellent durability.

The TOUR B golf ball series is a result of Bridgestone’s continued commitment to providing premium tee-to-green performance to players of varying swing types. Bridgestone owns over 800 golf ball patents and fully leverages the company’s heritage of excellence in polymer science worldwide to design the industry’s most cutting-edge golf balls.

For more information on Bridgestone Golf’s award-winning TOUR B family of golf balls and the entire Tour team that relies upon them, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.

Matt Kuchar Wins #8

Bridgestone Golf star Matt Kuchar kicked off his new season with a ‘working vacation’ he’ll never forget. Having recently been fit into the lower spinning TOUR B X ball and new JGR Driver, Kuchar proved the new combination to be a winning one, taking the title at the 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic. The win south of the border was Kuchar’s first since 2014 and the eighth of his career.

Kuchar said about the win and about Bridgestone, “That Bridgestone ball is really something. How many wins is that for the TOUR B family in the last few months? Thanks to Bridgestone for being in my corner. I am excited to get back to the Tournament of Champions in a few weeks.”

For more on the Bridgestone Golf Balls Tour Series, click here.

DeChambeau wins big in Vegas

Bryson DeChambeau opened his new season in much the same fashion he closed out the last, with a scintillating one-shot victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. The win gives DeChambeau his fifth for his career with four of those falling this calendar year and an astonishing three wins in his last five starts. DeChambeau moves to No.5 in the Official World Golf Rankings propelling him to the highest ranking of his career to date.

Check out his Instagram HERE

TaylorMade Golf Guide

From drivers to putters, balls to accessories, TaylorMade has it all. Check out the list below for the top picks. Also check out the TaylorMade website for additional suggestions.

M3 & M4 Drivers

The 2018 drivers from TaylorMade are built with the latest tech innovation in golf, Twist Face. Played by the top athletes on Tour (Tiger, Rory, Dustin Johnson), the revolutionary new face curvature is designed to deliver a corrective face angle on off-center impacts, producing straight distance off the tee.

Spider Interactive

The hottest putter on Tour is now the smartest. Spider Interactive powered by BLAST, is a new putting experience that automatically captures valuable stroke data and syncs it directly to your mobile app, so you can analyze, refine, and master your putting performance.

GAPR

Most golfers have a gapping challenge in the long part of their set – the difficult-to-manage yardage between their longest iron and shortest metalwood. Meet GAPR, a highly innovative trio of products (Lo, Mid and Hi) with unique identities and performance deliverables that provides golfers with the right clubs to bridge the gap in your long game.

TP5 & TP5X Balls

TP5 and TP5x feature a Tri-Fast Core and Dual-Spin Cover that combine for a 5-layer golf ball construction that is specifically engineered to perform with every club in your bag.

FlexTech Crossover Stand Bag

TaylorMade’s new FlexTech bag line features a patented smooth release system and collapsible base system to improve ease of use and prevent club crowding. The CrossOver Carry Bag also includes a quick release, dual-density strap to go from cart to carry with speed, comfort, and stability.

MyGolfSpy #1 Hybrid

Out of 24 models tested from the world’s leading equipment manufacturers, the Bridgestone Golf TOUR B XD-H performed the absolute best.

It was the #1 ranked overall selection and proved to have the longest carry and total distance.

If you are looking for a hybrid that delivers maximum distance with incredible forgiveness to confidently attack par 5s, we’ve got you covered!

You can tour that and other B X clubs here! Also, you can check out other clubs and everything else related to Bridgestone Golf on their website here!

Grand Hotel Golf Resort x Spa

Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., together with the Resort Collection on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail today announced the rebranding of the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, an iconic Southern resort in Point Clear, Alabama. The Grand Hotel joins the brand’s diverse portfolio of more than 150 one-of-a-kind hotels that champion visionary owners, thoughtful design and craft.

First opened in 1847, the Grand Hotel has been known as the Queen of Southern Resorts for generations. The charming, 405-room resort is known for exceptional service, Southern charm, majestic oaks and beautiful sunsets over Mobile Bay. During the three-year renovation, the resort’s guest rooms, meeting space, restaurants, spa, golf, pier, pools and grounds were transformed.

Part of the Resort Collection on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Grand Hotel has been praised by group and leisure publications. “With this stunning transformation nearly complete, the historic Grand Hotel enters its next chapter with its Autograph Collection distinction,” said Tony Davis, president of the RTJ Resort Collection. “We are debuting a modern sanctuary of golf, tennis, beach, pools and spa filled with gracious Southern charm and attentiveness. Here, as it has for over 170 years, the Grand Life beckons with hospitality and warmth flowing through the resort in cheerful abundance,” said Davis. “With our Historic Hotels of America designation, the affiliation with the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and Autograph Collection signature, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa will appeal even more to group and leisure guests.

Owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa transformation was designed by Goodwyn Mills & Cawood and implemented by JESCO Construction, both Alabama companies. The Grand’s transformation blends the best of the resort’s Southern charm and traditions with the modern amenities and technology today’s guests demand. The resort’s iconic fireplace lobby, live oaks and Bucky’s Lounge remain while new cabanas, splash pad and restaurants were added. The design mix honors the Grand’s history, traditions and sense of place.

Designed as an all-in-one destination, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa features a full-service spa, two RTJ Golf Trail courses, seven restaurants and lounges, two beaches, multiple pools and 37,000 square feet of renovated meeting space on 550 lush acres along Mobile Bay near Fairhope, Alabama. The Grand’s cannon firing each afternoon honors the resort’s history and salutes past and present military.

For more information, please visit www.grand1847.com or www.autographcollection.com.

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa is part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Resort Collection and is an active member of Historic Hotels of America.

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DURBAN × SPORTING EVENTS

DURBAN PLAYS HOST TO TOP-NOTCH SPORTING EVENTS IN COMING MONTHS

Comrades Marathon, Vodacom Durban July, and Vodacom Origins of Golf bring the best in sports and entertainment to world-class venues

Top athletes from around the world will descend upon

Durban in the coming months when the best in marathon running, thoroughbred horse racing, and professional golf come to town. Along with Durban’s year-round sunny climate and breathtaking landscapes, its beachfront promenade and the ultramodern Moses Mabhida Stadium, which was constructed for soccer’s 2010 World Cup, and outstanding golf courses make the city an attractive destination for spectators and athletes alike. Here are the city’s most notable sporting events taking

place in the coming months:

COMRADES MARATHON

An ultramarathon of approximately 89 kilometers (56 miles), Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race attracting up to 20,000 runners each year. Taking place June 10, the race course winds between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban. For the first time ever, the race will finish in the heart of Durban at Moses Mabhida Stadium. The Comrades Marathon 2018 theme is “No Turning Back,” which encapsulates the grit, perseverance, and determination it takes to complete.

VODACOM DURBAN JULY

South Africa’s premier horse racing event, Vodacom Durban July is held annually on the first Saturday of July at Greyville Racecourse, the city’s first and longest-running sports venue. Local celebrities, politicians, and more than 50,000 spectators gather to experience “July Fever,” which

is as much about the fashion and parties as it is about the thoroughbreds. This year’s theme, “It is Time,” captures the excitement of one of South Africa’s largest social occasions. Leading up to race day, the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Experience features a series of competitions and fashion shows including a Young Designer Award, Invited Designer Showcase, and Raceday Fashion Awards. Race tickets go on sale starting April 23 for $18.30 US and can also be purchased at the event.

VODACOM ORIGINS OF GOLF

One of South Africa’s most prestigious golfing events, Vodacom Origins of Golf is a series of six pro-am tournaments offering amateurs the chance to play alongside some of South Africa’s leading golfers. It is part of the South African based Sunshine Tour which visits top courses throughout the country. The tournament takes place at Durban’s posh Zimbali Country Club August 31 – September 2.