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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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Brooks Koepka’s winning WITB: 2019 PGA Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M5 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft

Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3), Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S); Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Image c/o Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SLT T10

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Bettinardi releases military-inspired BB8-Wide Armageddon putter in honor of those who have served

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Bettinardi Golf has unveiled its limited-run military-inspired BB8-Wide Armageddon putter in honor of those who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Veteran Golfers Association.

Limited to 250 pieces worldwide, the new release from Bettinardi features a unique full tactical F.I.T. Face over Honeycomb face milling which is designed for extra soft feel at impact. The neck, bumpers, and sole of the flat-stick features engravings inspired by military insignias used in the army.

Handpainted in a military-themed “sniper” navy, gray and white color scheme, the putter is milled to 355 grams from Soft Carbon steel and comes with a matching Made in USA headcover and a red Lamkin Deep Etched Cord grip.

 

The BB8-Wide Armageddon putter costs $550 and will be available to buy at Bettinardi specialty dealers around the globe on May 23, and online in the Hive on Bettinardi.com.

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from jjfcpa who asks fellow members what their preferred choice of club is when their ball is in thick rough. A variety of irons and hybrids are mentioned by our members who delve into the discussion of course management.

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.

  • RainShadow: “For me, that sot would be a 7 iron, open the face a little and play a runner up to the front of the green. Open face will help a bit with getting stuck in the grass.”
  • golfgirlrobin: “Club choice depends on whether you’re willing to accept a bogey or whether you insist on making double.”
  • ChipNRun: “I would try a hinge and hold action. Take a half swing with plenty of hinge action and punch down on the ball with limited follow-through. Use the big muscles of the shoulders – you don’t want to hurt yourself trying to muscle it. Probably choose something between a PW and a 7i. You’ll need to hold firmly with L hand, so the grass doesn’t wrap around the hosel and deloft the club face.”
  • kcd38: “If it is 200 plus from the green and a decent lie, hybrid. If it is less than 200 from the green and sunk down a little, I usually go with my 8 iron and play the face slightly open knowing the grass will grab the hosel and shut the face. Definitely need some speed to get out of the thick stuff.”

Entire Thread: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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