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Antigua Clothing Company

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Antigua is well known for specializing in specialized service and “in-stock” orders for the last 30 years. An order in the morning can generally be turned around in the same day. Keeping seasonal and current core performance apparel in stock, they are able to accommodate an order for high-quality apparel in a short time without compromising on product quality. In addition, Antigua’s customer service department is reputed for their immediate reaction time, meticulous attention to detail, and high service ethic. In their 30th year now, they aspire to build the brand itself as just that – a “brand” and not merely a supplier.

Antigua makes an effort to find the factories and suppliers right down to the mill level that are developing the newest technologies in fabrics. Those that look for what is next in fabrics and performance wear are used in particular. At the same time, the company actively seeks out specific suppliers and tells them what we are trying to do with the technology of the fabric. Antigua’s proprietary Desert Dry is a performance fabric that they have had since introducing their performance category for golf. It is exclusive to Antigua and is a moisture managing fabric. Desert Dry is an evolution from the days of using two layers with cotton in the moisture wicking fabrics. Consumers wanted shirts to have the look of cotton but perform as moisture-wicking fabrics and so these shirts would be more than one layer and would actually cause the wearer to perspire and nearly defeat the purpose of a performance fabric. Now it is possible to make a shirt that has only one layer that still looks good and performs in a way more conducive to performance. Antigua does thorough testing to make sure that the product lives up to expectations. For example, the fabric is put to the test with how many times it can be washed and worn.

Having the performance technology for several years now, the company has gone back to make a fabric that is even lighter and now introduces the Desert Dry Xtra-Lite this year. This is a fabric that is extremely light without being sheer whatsoever. Construction is done with a three dimensional approach and this what makes it extremely light without being sheer or see-through. In addition the Xtra-Lite is designed to perform even faster as far as moisture wicking is concerned. This new technology can be found in both the men’s and women’s lines of golf apparel.

The target audience for Antigua’s product line is the weekend golfer. These are golfers that are dedicated to performing on the course and expect their apparel to perform and move with them. From business casual to a round on Saturday, Antigua aims to meet the demand.

You can see the latest from Antigua on their website here.

 

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GolfWRX AUA (Ask Us Anything): TaylorMade fitters are answering YOUR questions!

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With the downtime, #teamtaylormade are ready to talk golf!

Go to the link below to ask any TM specific questions you may have. TaylorMade fitters from across the US will be diving in the forums to answer questions, talk golf and get you dialed. Take this opportunity to go TM crazy.

Team TaylorMade fitters that will be participating:

  • Chris Clegg, Georgia
  • John Junkin, Pennsylvania
  • Lewis Schnauble, Maryland
  • John Tabor, Michigan
  • Freddy Villarta, California
  • Matt Zerishnek, Pennsylvania
  • James Albright, Arizona

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Report: 2020 U.S. Open to be rescheduled due to Coronavirus pandemic

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This year’s U.S. Open will not go ahead as planned in June and will be rescheduled for a later date, according to a report from the New York Post.

Per the report, the plan is for the tournament to be played “later in the summer”, with the location of the event remaining at Winged Foot Golf Club.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Winged Foot Golf Club would be closing its doors indefinitely. The news came after New York governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order telling non-essential businesses to suspend trading immediately due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

The New York area currently has 37,200 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Thursday 26 March.

Both The Masters and the PGA Championship have already been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic with plans in place to play both majors at a later date.

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Change my mind: The summer of ’06 was Tiger’s best ever

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The 2006 season was a tale of severe ups and downs for Tiger Woods. It started as a lot of seasons do for him, with a win at Torrey Pines and another at Doral. All things as we would expect from TW in the first run of the season.

Then, life happened in a brutal way that would affect all of us severely: on May 3, 2006, his father passed away. Earl Woods was not only Tiger’s dad but his best friend, most trusted confidant, and Tiger’s security blanket. The passing itself was not a sudden shock per se but regardless it was a hit to the heart and soul of a young man who was on the verge of becoming a father himself.

Leading up to his passing, Tiger had top 25s at Bay Hill and The Players and a T3 at Augusta. Not bad by any measure, but in comparison to the rest of his year, a downtick. Looking back it’s to be expected, and by normal human measures, his play was pretty solid.

In the aftermath of Earl’s passing, Tiger had his first missed cut in a major at the U.S. Open. Not shocking at all, considering how tough the course played and the long layoff leading in for TW. It would be like not swinging a bat for two months and your first at-bat is against Randy Johnson. I don’t care who you are, but the odds are stacked against you in a major way.

It’s at this point that Tiger started a run that I believe was the greatest of his career, maybe even in history.

The Cialis Western Open was his first tournament back, roughly a month after his missed cut at the U.S. Open. It was simply a warmup for TW with a T2 and some signs that his ball-striking was rounding into form.

It was at the 2006 Open Championship that every part of Tiger’s game rounded into form. Some say his performance at Royal Liverpool was his best ball-striking performance ever.

This is what his coach at the time Hank Haney had to say:

“Many consider that the best ball-striking tournament of Tiger’s career but given the fact that he didn’t hit woods I probably wouldn’t go that far but he was nearly flawless with the irons, he hit all the shots, high and low, left to right and right to left.”

The win at The Open that year was monumental even beyond the ball striking. The moment the final putt dropped for a five-stroke victory Tiger Woods, the man who had been a stoic brick house since day one, broke down in tears. Exhausted physically and emotionally, Woods melted into caddie Steve Willams’ shoulder and let it all go. It was a beautiful moment.

The five tournaments after the open were a display of play that I think will go unmatched…ever.

Just look at the results: These are consecutive starts mind you. Keep in mind that winning any tournament is exhausting, two in a row, Herculean…What is six in a row? Not of this planet. And four of them were against the best fields in the world.

If you do the math, he was a combined 109 under par for a tournament average of 18 under. Also, keep in mind that this run included two majors and two WGC championships. Just one of those wins designates a great year. Tiger had four in the span of six weeks.

His final tallies were

Staggering performance, given the fact that he missed a good portion of the year dealing with the death of his father, which changes people in so many ways.

I’ll get pushback on this, especially from those who say the 2000 run was the pinnacle, but I disagree.

But of course, I’m a reasonable man. So I say: Bring it on. Change my mind.

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