Now is the time of the year when things start turning green in the golf world. Many golf courses across the Midwest and Northeast are finally shedding the remnants of the winter’s snow, and with Masters week only 11 days away the final rush of Augusta-inspired gear is hitting the shelves at golf retailers.
One of the most sought after Masters-inspired products for this year could be Nike’s limited-edition Lunar Control, Lunar Clayton and TW ’14 golf shoes.
“Last year we released a limited edition version of the TW’ 13, and it was a huge success,” says Lee Walker, Nike Golf Footwear Product Director. “For 2014, we wanted to expand that unique offering to include three of our most popular models – the TW’ 14, Lunar Control and Lunar Clayton – featuring an infusion of color in a trio of powerful yet understated designs.”
Understated is the key word. The limited-edition Lunar Control ($160), Lunar Clayton ($250) and TW ’14 ($180) pay homage to the season’s first major without going overboard, which is easy to do with Augusta green and yellow. While buyers will likely save the limited-edition shoes for special occasions, their white uppers and tasteful green accents make them a potential everyday option.
Nike athletes will be sporting the shoes at Augusta, but golfers who live in colder climates might want to keep them in the box until their courses dry up. Plenty of things look good with Augusta green, but mud stains are not one of them.