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What the U.S. Ryder Cup team will be wearing (and other Ryder Cup apparel)

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With just two weeks to go until the 2018 Ryder Cup, the U.S. side has released details of the apparel that their team will wear for the three days of action at Le Golf National.

Ralph Lauren created the clothing collection for the 2018 U.S. side, with the world famous brand opting for a classic, stylish and patriotic look. The entire Ralph Lauren Ryder Cup Collection is available to view here.

Friday’s Outfit

The U.S. side will kick off day one with a navy polo with white stripes that will feature the Ryder Cup logo on the front of the shirt, and ‘USA’ printed on the collar which contains red lining. Should a member of the U.S. side decide to wear their ribbed collar up on day one, a message reading ‘United We Stand’ will be visible. If the weather gets chilly in Paris, players will have a navy micro sleeve vest with red zippers to keep themselves warm. Simple white pants will complete the outfit for the first day of action.

Saturday’s Outfit

The U.S. side will wear a simple white lightweight stretch pique golf shirt with a navy collar and placket on day two. Pin-stripe pants will accompany the stylish shirt on the second day of action, a feature that will no doubt please Phil Mickelson, who is no stranger to the pin-stripe pants look. Players can wear a navy, and white cool wool jacket should the temperatures drop on day two.

Sunday’s Outfit

It’s all business for the U.S. side for Sunday’s singles action, with a classic navy golf shirt paired with white pants. The polo shirt features horizontal stripes of stars to add a modern touch to the minimalistic style. ‘United We Stand’ will once again feature underneath the ribbed collar of the shirt on Day 3. A navy technical jersey pullover with a camouflaged pattern will be the cool weather option for the final day’s play.

PUMA Releases Ryder Cup Fan Collection

Beyond the Ryder Cup Team Collection from Ralph Lauren, Puma has also released a Ryder Cup range for both Team USA and Team Europe. The collection is designed for fans to show their colours for the bi-annual event. Here are some of the items included in the range:

Suede G 42 Golf Shoe

A classic low-nap suede leather shoe featuring a pro-fit insole. The Suede G 42 shoe comes in a slick peacoat blue body with a choice of a red, white and blue, or navy and gold outsole depending on your allegiances. These shoes are available for $100.

Team USA or Team Europe 42 110 Snapback Cap

The Team USA PUMA Snapback Cap comes in a blue body with white lettering outline and a red bill. The hat features a 3D embroidered USA, with a crossed golf clubs logo. The Team Europe version features a 3D embroidered EUR, with crossed golf clubs logo. The hat has a white body with navy/white lettering outline and a navy bill. The caps are available from Puma for $42.

Team USA 42 IGNITE PWRADAPT Hi-Tops

Rickie Fowler supporters will no doubt enjoy these Team USA Hi-Tops which come in a peacoat blue colorway with red and white accents to give off a very patriotic look. These funky Hi-Tops are only available in a USA version and will set you back $200.

Check out the full Ryder Cup range from Puma here.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. MWolverine1969

    Sep 17, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Is it just me, or does it look like Ralph Lauren just phoned this one in? Because other than the pinstriped pants, it looks like the only thing RL changed was the year from 2016 to 2018 on the back of the shirts-YAWN….. I just hope they put some thought into the rain-gear, we don’t want a repeat of 2010!!

  2. Pete O'Tube

    Sep 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Paris in early October. Don’t think we’ll see those perky little polo shirts much. Fleeces and rainsuits I suspect.

  3. Tom

    Sep 15, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    YAWN!

  4. Rod

    Sep 15, 2018 at 2:09 am

    I like. I will revamp my entire golf wardrobe with the U.S. Ryder Cup Team fashions… because I want to feel like I am/was on the Team.

  5. Scheiss

    Sep 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    We’ve had this pinstripe stuff before. Way to be boring

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best 3-wood of the newest releases?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Kaexo, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their opinion on what they feel is the best 3 wood of the recent releases. Described as the “hardest spot in the bag to settle on” by one of our members, an array of different 3 woods get a mention in Kaexo’s thread.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Phil6380: “Cobra F8 is the best I’ve hit. Something about those rails when hitting it out of the turf. I have no fear of hitting down when needed. It’s also my most consistent club off the tee BY FAR! I give up a little distance, but when I need to hit a tight fairway, or I’m not hitting my best, that’s the club I’m grabbing.”
  • calfan36: “King LTD is great if you have some speed/launch. Very low spin, very forgiving, and an amazing feel. Also, I love that I can play it shorter and easily add weight via the space port.”
  • aussieb: “The two best fairways of recent releases are the G400 and Epic SZ for different reasons. G400 for forgiveness and great launch conditions from just about any lie, plus it sounds extremely solid.  Might still make my bag if I can find the right shaft combo, the Epic SZ is better for me than the Rogue for adjustability, ball speeds and head shape.  I found it worked off the short grass better than anything, and if I miss the fairway, it’s more likely to be the hybrid or a layup.”
  • ChipNRun: “Reality check: for many golfers, the best 3W is a 4W – slightly shorter shaft for better control, and extra loft to enhance launch.”

Entire Thread: “Best 3 wood of the newest releases?”

 

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Bargain Challenge 2: Putting together a $500 set of clubs for a mid-handicapper

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Last week, I posted about what clubs you can get with $500. I built a set that I would use myself to show that even golfers with particular specs can find what they want for a decent price. Overall the feedback on the post was good, but I did want to follow up since one of the commenters put me up to a challenge. See below.

Well alright James, challenge accepted.

Challenge: A set of mid-handicap clubs with stiff shafts for less than $500.

Driver

Since I was going to be building a set of a mid-handicapper, my goal was to find a driver that got solid distance, but was also forgiving. I found this R9 460 in 10.5 degrees for $65. While the paint has seen better days, this should perform exactly how we want it to. Plus it is adjustable.

Wood

The 3-wood search stumped me for a bit. I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to go with. I knew I didn’t want a strong three wood and I knew I needed something with forgiveness. After some searching I found a Ping K15 16 degree with a stiff shaft. While the loft is higher, I have found that many higher handicap amateurs can find good use out of a higher lofted 3-wood. On top of that, the K15 is an incredibly easy to hit and forgiving head.

Hybrid

I knew what most mid-handicappers would have a hard time hitting a 2 or 3-iron, so my mind immediately went to a 3-iron hybrid. After some searching, I stumbled on this Ping Rapture V2 with a stiff shaft. Historically, the Raptures have been really easy to hit which makes this a great addition to the bag.

Irons

I had the hardest time in this entire process finding irons. There were just too many to choose from. You had great player irons like the Ping S57 and you also had the super game improvement Adams irons. To find something slightly more in the middle, but still easy to hit, I went with the 2012 TaylorMade CBs. A great year for TaylorMade irons and easy to hit with the irons only going down to the 4. This is where someone can have some fun with their choices if they want.

Wedges

Wedge shopping was still hard this time around. Since the PW in the iron set was strong, I knew I needed a stronger gap wedge. I found a Callaway X-Jaws 50-degree for $24. Really, the entire point of the 50 is to have another iron and bridge the gap to the sand wedge. Speaking of the sand wedge, I went with the 56-degree Ping Gorge SS wedge. It has good grooves and will get the job done around the greens. For the lob wedge, I went with the Cleveland RTX 2.0 60 degree: A really solid wedge with good groves to give you the zip you need around the greens.

Putter

And finally, I went with another great blade putter for $55. Honestly, there were a lot of different options in the range from mallets to blades, so don’t be afraid to search around.

Total

In summary, anyone and any skill level and swing speed can find something in the used market. In fact, it was even easier to find clubs in stiff than X-stiff because most X-stiff clubs are custom and are in less demand making, them more rare and expensive than stiff clubs. Take a look, you never know what you may find.

Related: Bargain Challenge: Putting together a set of clubs for $500

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What’s the best budget wedge?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from bamagator, who asks fellow GolfWRX members what wedges they feel offer the best bang for your buck. As always, our members display their diverse taste, however, Maltby wedges prove to be a particularly popular choice.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • BIG STU: “Depending on the fine line of how you really want to do it and the budget Maltby is a good bet. Their stuff is as good of quality as any. If you are able to build your own clubs, you can do the shafts, and grips like you want them. You can also mix bounces and even style of heads within the set.”
  • Orlandogolfguru: “Rock bottom t7 for 69. Dicks – gg rtx 3 for 69. Or Maltby for like 39. I have all of them and can’t decide which I like best. They are all great, depends in the shape you like really. Can’t go wrong.”
  • Lefty431: “Don’t sleep on Wilson FG tour pmp wedges…  especially tour grind!  They seem to be readily available and super affordable!!”
  • kiw1982: “Wilson PMP. You are welcome.”

Entire Thread: “Best Budget Wedge”

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