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Rickie Fowler will wear these custom Arnold Palmer-inspired kicks this week (and you could win a pair)

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Last year, the custom pair of Puma kicks designed for Rickie Fowler at the Arnold Palmer Invitational sold for more than $25K at auction.

This year, Fowler, Puma, and company are rolling out another pair of custom Ignite Hi-Tops honoring the King.

The Palmer-inspired footwear feature the King’s signature umbrella logo (as well as his signature…signature in white on the strap). Additionally, Fowler will wear a custom Puma P 110 Snapback with a dancing umbrella pattern.

Like last year, two pairs of the shoes were made. Fowler will wear one pair during the tournament, and the other will be auctioned off to benefit the Arnie’s Army Foundation. Unlike last year, where the highest bidder won, a donation of just $10 earns you entry into the sweepstakes (larger donations yield more entries:$250 =250 entries, etc).

(Image via the PGA Tour on Instagram)

Also improving on last year’s effort: Even if you aren’t lucky enough to win one of the two Nomad Customs-designed pairs of shoes, you could win one of 175 Arnie’s Army snapbacks or one of 62 pairs (the number of Palmer’s PGA Tour wins) of Arnie’s Army commemorative PWRADAPT shoes (pictured below). Those who donate $75 are guaranteed a hat, and those who donate $250, a pair of the PWRADAPT shoes.

You can donate here to earn entries for the shoes. Additionally, there are individual auctions (highest bidder wins) via Charitybuzz for pairs of PWRDADTP shoes signed by Fowler.

 

 

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  1. Andrew

    Mar 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    And it’s such a mystery why more and more of society’s finest loudmouths show up at tour events. The players bring it upon themselves.

  2. mike

    Mar 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Clownish NBA-inspired clothing for golf seems to be where we are headed for the golf course. Golf club design has become extreme in order to sell new models. Now clothing, particularly shoes, are becoming blinging. It’s no longer a gentelman’s game.

    • Progolfer

      Mar 13, 2018 at 11:29 am

      I absolutely agree. It’s disgusting.

    • nyguy

      Mar 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      I agree, and Rickie should focus on his game, not the colors of his shoes….

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Kyle Thompson films man taking his dumped Staff bags, then finds them listed on Craigslist

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Earlier in the week, PGA Tour professional Kyle Thompson put three old Srixon golf bags (that he has since stressed “were in bad shape”) out with the garbage.

What the 39-year-old wasn’t expecting, however, was for someone to come by and snag the items from his trash. That’s precisely what happened however, and Thompson managed to capture the incident, which he then uploaded to his Instagram account (second slide):

The bag burglar displayed some smooth moves as he tiptoed his way across Thompson’s driveway before snagging the items and hopping back into his truck and driving off for a clean getaway.

Thompson then turned investigator, found the items listed on Craigslist, which the seller, who he christened “Cowboy,” had priced at $175.

If that wasn’t enough, the clubs were also spotted on eBay where the items were unashamedly listed as a “Kyle Thompson model,” and the seller, who was clearly struggling to move the bags, had dropped his asking price down to $100.

As for Thompson, he appeared to find the entire episode amusing, even praising his man “Cowboy” for his ingenuity.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today: 9/20/18

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Aiken Golf Club, looks like y’all are good to go. All bag room and cart barn photos are 100% WRX approved.

Some puttorial handiwork from Bradley Putters, here. Acrylic + wood = nastiness.

A post that will only resonate with golfers of a certain age…

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When golf balls were golf balls….

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Do lambs travel in a herd? (Technically correct, according to Google)

Lovely Lincoln ball makers, indeed. Nice work here from CNC Creations.

The expected singular ferrule work from Boyd Blade & Ferrule. Very nice.

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1958

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Lovely Red Bird & Avian wand.

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Heat-stained, Stamped & Fitted. ??

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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ICYMI: The incredible story of a golf course artist freed from jail

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Since Max Adler of Golf Digest profiled convicted killer and golf artist Valentino Dixon in 2012, the Attica inmate has been on much of the golf audience’s collective radar.

It wasn’t just that Dixon, who never so much stepped onto a golf course in his life, dedicated himself to putting beautiful golf landscapes on paper, but rather, many, including Adler, believed he was wrongfully convicted. Jimmy Roberts, too, profiled Dixon, albeit in video form, and was of the same mind.

Adler and Roberts both played a small part in what happened this week, as the publicity generated by their work alerted wrongful conviction advocates to Dixon’s case: Dixon’s murder conviction was vacated.

It’s an incredible story of both justice served (albeit woefully late), and a surprising passion. If you’re unfamiliar with Dixon’s work, you can see some of it in this YouTube video by tinad426, presumably featuring the photos of his drawings taken by Golf Digest. (Many outlets refer to Dixon’s art as “paintings.” This is incorrect as his medium in colored pencil: he wasn’t allowed to use paint and paintbrushes)

“The guys [in prison] can’t understand,” Dixon said. “They always say I don’t need to be drawing this golf stuff. I know it makes no sense, but for some reason my spirit is attuned to this game.”

A quick recap of the case: Dixon had been serving a minimum 38-year-to-life sentence since August, 1991, for the shooting of 17-year-old Torriano Jackson, allegedly following an argument about a girl.

While Dixon admitted he was at the crime scene, he claimed was in a nearby liquor store at the time of the killing. Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative found that a gunpowder test on Dixon’s clothes had come back negative and the prosecution failed to share the information with the defence.

Additionally, Lamarr Scott told local media he was in fact the shooter, and has maintained that he, not Dixon, was guilty in the years since.

He was never arrested for the crime. However, Scott, in jail for a separate crime, was given the opportunity to formally confess to the crime this week. He did so, and Dixon was exonerated hours later.

“Maybe he’ll even take up golf,” Golf Digest’s Max Adler quoted his subject of six years ago as saying.

Let’s hope he does.

 

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