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WRX Spotlight: Dormie Workshop’s leather headcovers

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Product: Leather headcovers from Dormie Workshop

Pitch: Dormie, like so many other businesses, started with just an idea: Every customer should have the opportunity to be involved in the process of designing a unique piece just for them. In 2014, the Bishop brothers, Jeff and Todd, started to produce their own line of signature covers from a small shop in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia…and the business has grown and expanded substantially since.

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What do you get when you take two passionate golfers that have a desire to create something truly unique, and love the idea of bringing something fresh to the golf landscape? Dormie Workshop from Nova Scotia, Canada.

What started with a couple social media accounts has become a small empire for these laid-back East Coasters, who have a serious drive to deliver quality to the consumer. Very much like their close neighbor, Cabot Links (who Dormie incidentally also makes a line of custom head covers for), a quiet whisper in the industry from a place not widely known as a destination has become a shout from the rooftops.

Dormie has created designs for celebrities and athletes like Wayne Gretzky, tour player David Hearn, all the way to the humble Canadian wedge master Bob Vokey at Titleist, in addition to numerous custom designs for golfers all over the world.

We recently caught up with the brothers again at the PGA Show in Orlando to discuss what’s new for their growing company and how they continue to expand their unique offerings across the globe. One of the most exciting additions to the lineup the Bishops mentioned is a printed leather from Italy, that can be fully customized (with the certain order size and lead time) along with a growing contingent of funny themes and creatures.

For these golf-loving brothers and former professionals, it’s about more than just creating cool leather goods, though. They are heavily involved in their local golf community, teaching golf and working with people with disabilities. Being positive role models in the community is another driving force behind the company’s philosophy.

If you do happen to follow Dormie on their social accounts. including Instagram, there is a constantly updated feed filled with amazing designs and some funny shenanigans.

The emphasis on fun and creativity, along with the continuous flow of wonderful ideas from their customers looking to bring their own ideas to life, pushes Dormie to continue its evolution — and find its covers in more golf bags around the world.

See more photos of Dormie Workshop’s products in the forums. 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

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  1. T

    Feb 6, 2019 at 9:26 am

    overpriced premium headcovers to go with your overpriced premium clubs

  2. mike mulholland

    Feb 6, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I live in Nova Scotia and went through the process of creating a my own headcover with these guys a couple years ago. It was a great process and ended up with a one of a kind design we collaborated on. If your a gear junkie then having your own custom headcovers is a small price to pay for a great personal look.

  3. Joe

    Feb 6, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Why do people associate leather with some odd notion of quality? The idea is outdated. The last thing I want are leather headcovers, leather golf bag, leather golf shoes.

    • Bish

      Mar 29, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Another case of failed logic. Leather is better than all the fake cheap junk most OEM’s use aka pleather, vinyl, PU which are all variations of plastic. There is nothing “Odd” about it, leather is nature’s oldest technical material and will always be associated with class, quality and longevity. Buy nice or buy twice! Did you seriously say you don’t want leather shoes!?

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Crossrope weighted jump rope & app

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An 18-hole round of golf averages out to just under five miles of walking, which on its own is a good workout. Once you throw in some potential uphill trekking you get some serious cardio too, but if you all looking for a quick workout between rounds of golf look no further than Crossrope.

Crossrope – The details

Crossrope is a system of the weighted jump rope that allows you to quickly switch the weight of the ropes you are using to boost your workout—they range from 1/4 lbs all the way up to 2 lbs depending on the kit you start out with. There is an accompanying app that helps you go through multiple workout routines and is available free, or you can upgrade to the entire library of workout routines along with more workout tracking options.

This is NOT your middle school jump rope

The handles are heavy duty and feature precision bearings to allow the rope to move smoothly around as you go through a routine. They are also ergonomic and fit into your hand naturally, which making gripping easy, something that is really nice when you’re swinging a 2 lbs coated steel cable around. The handles also come with a fast clip system to make changing cables depending on your selected workout easier too.

The ropes themselves are made from braided steel and are almost impossible to tangle, allowing them to be easily transported and stored when not in use. All in you are getting a premium piece of workout equipment that is effective and easy to store—hard to same the same thing about a treadmill.

When it comes to a workout, skipping rope is one of the most effective cardio workouts you can do, and with Crossrope, you can get both cardio and low impact weight training when using the heaviest ropes, and follow along with the guided workouts.

As someone that hadn’t used a jump rope in over a decade, starting out lighter was a nice way to ease in before moving up, and I was pleasantly surprised how easy and fun some of the workouts in the app were. If you are looking for a fun way to add something to your workouts, or you just want to try something new to get you into golf course walking shape, this could be right up your alley. To learn more check out crossrope.com

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WRX Spotlight: Athalonz EnVe—The best golf shoes you’ve never heard of

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One of the coolest parts of being in this part of the golfing world is being able to shed light on smaller companies that typically get overshadowed by their bigger corporate brothers.

So, this post is about one of those products that is definitely competitive against top golf shoe companies, and it’s made by a company called Athalonz, which is based out west in Arizona. Typically known for its innovative baseball cleats and insole packages, Athlonz newest addition takes the patented design to the world of golf with the EnVe golf shoe.

These have started appearing on the world long drive circuit due to the amount of traction they get, allowing players to swing harder. So for the last few months, I have gotten to wear them and see if they are as good as the company claims.

Athalonz EnVe: Living up to claims

The main selling points of these shoes are focused on two things

  1. Design that delivers more power and stability
  2. Custom comfort that lasts all day

These are somewhat difficult to combine into one shoe, and though they are on the heavier side, Athlonz are completely worth it for the benefits. It is obvious that they made strides to hit each box on the list for a great shoe. The patented design has been adapted from their baseball cleat and introduces a spikeless golf shoe with a circular design that allows the player to gain traction through the golf swing. This gives a player the chance to swing harder and faster without losing their footing. They also offer insole packages that help with correct bodyweight placement to help add an extra layer of consistency.

Secondly, it’s very noticeable that there was plenty of thought given to comfort with a roomy toe and custom insoles to fit your style. Additionally, ankle padding helps to provide more stability and comfort.

On another note, they have a good sense of style with a more classic, casual take. In addition to the pictured white/brown color, there’s a black/grey colorway as well.

After multiple months of wear in all types of conditions, these shoes have performed great for me with all the traction I need and while feeling great throughout the round.

Verdict

I am a person who tends to support smaller companies when I can if they make good products. Any support for them goes a long way—especially in the golf business. Since these shoes will set you back about $150, I wanted to be sure they are worth it for the money and they absolutely are. Seriously, for anyone looking to boost their shoe game and help alleviate aching feet and ankles, give these a shot.

 

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Nikon Coolshot 20 GII and 20i GII

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Every golfer should have an accurate, reliable, easy-to-use rangefinder. With the new Nikon Coolshot 20 GII and 20i GII, you get all of that and more in one of the smallest, lightest packages on the market.

Not only do you get a ton of features, but when you consider these devices start at only $199.99 for the 20 G II and then $229.99 for the 20i GII ( slope adjusted version ), you get one of the best values in a rangefinder from one of the most well-known consumer optics companies in the world.

Review: Nikon CoolShot 20 GII and 20i GII

First Target Priority and 8-Second Continuous Measurement: “First Target Priority” is Nikon’s way of making sure you are picking up the flag and not a tree behind your intended target. There is nothing worse than thinking you have your distance dialed in to then have a shot fly over the green. With how quickly it lets you know the ranger finder is locked, getting that distance and double-checking can happen remarkably fast.

In the eight-second continuous measurement setting, the rangefinder will continuously measure the field of view as you scan the target area for approximately eight seconds. This setting is great when playing unfamiliar courses or trying to figure out the exact spot to a dogleg, tree, or hazard on your intended line.

Bright, 6x Monocular: Nikon is known for its glass and multi-coating technology, from telephoto camera lenses to rifle scopes, if it’s Nikon glass, it’s going to be clear, fog-resistant, and high-contrast for easy viewing. From a viewing experience perspective, the Coolshot 20 GII’s 6x monocular has an adjustable diopter for sharp focusing, along with long eye relief—meaning you can keep your glasses (or sunglasses) on when acquiring your target.

Slope-Adjusting ID Technology: With the 20i GII you have the option to get the slope-adjusted distance for any shot thanks to Nikon’s ID Technology. The mode can be turned on and off by the user to comply with USGA rules to make it legal for tournament rounds. Having tested it out on hilly terrain it’s easy to see why so many golfers mis-club going into greens when elevation changes become a lot more dramatic.

Review

The Nikon Coolshot 20 GII’s size and weight make it ideal for anyone who regularly carries and wants the benefit of knowing distances but without having to worry about weight—it weighs about the same as a sleeve of balls.

The size allows you to hold the units stable. However, I could see for those new to the rangefinder space, it could take some time getting used to when first getting acquainted with it. The best bet for this is to take it to a range or just step outside with it on your next walk and get used to hitting targets before you take it to the course—plus it makes for a fun game to see how good you really are at estimating distances.

Overall, for the price and size, it is one of the best rangefinders on the market. Plus, with a five-year warranty, you can be assured of years of use with the Nikon CoolShot 20 GII rangefinders.

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