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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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  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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WRX Spotlight: Putting Perfecter

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Putting can be one of the most frustrating parts of the game, it mystifies scratch golfers as much as high handicaps and can make anybody tremble over a three-footers. It’s one of the biggest factors in scoring, especially for the club-level player, but it’s often one of the last things people actually work on. Let’s be honest, it’s a lot of fun to pound drivers on the range, am I right?

But if you are seriously looking for a simple tool to help get you into the proper address position, the Putting Perfecter is a great one to start with.

The beauty of the device is in its simplicity. Fitting under your arms and across your midsection, it “locks” the player into the proper position to create a pendulum putting stroke. After giving it a shot and hitting putts for just a few minutes, then going back to putting without it made me feel like I was much more connected.

Don’t think it’s just for putting though.

Funny story, when I first took it out to work on my putting, I used it for about 30 minutes and then moved onto my chipping. After a few trips around the putting green I tried chipping with the Putting Perfecter in the same position and “WOW” same connected feeling was produced—it was perfect for working on low-flying “runners.” I was excited to tell my friend about it, until I went home and realized they actually advertise it to help with that too. Guess I’m not as clever as I thought…

No matter how you use it, the Putting Perfecter is a simple and effective training tool that can be carried in a bag to be used before or after a round, takes NO time to set up (a big plus), and is light—so you don’t feel like its dragging you down if you actually keep it in your bag. Since it’s a putting tool, you can even use it indoors very easily. If you are someone that struggles with consistent address position on putts or disconnecting when chipping, I believe the Putting Perfecter is a great tool to try.

For more information check out the Putting Perfecter website.

 

 

 

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WRX Spotlight: Uther Supply golf towels

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Product: Uther Supply golf towels

Pitch: Via Uther: “Uther cart towels use the highest quality material and construction which have been tested to perform season after season…Uther’s unique blend of moisturize wicking, soft microfiber is 3x more absorbent than cotton and 5x more durable…Waffle pattern to easily remove even the most stubborn dirt in club grooves and golf ball dimples…Uther is the creator of the fashionable golf towel. Features unique sublimated prints and designs that make a fun accessory for both men and women golf bags.”

Our take on Uther Supply golf towels

Most golfers have a “logo” towel hanging on their bag today. Typically you’ll see the name of a course the golfer has visited, or an OEM name. Uther Supply towels, however, are different. Uther (pronounced “other”) Supply Founder Dan Erdman described his inspiration for this unique line of golf towels in an interview with GolfWRX a few years back:

“When you work in the back shop and storage facility, you handle a lot of golf bags. I just noticed rows and rows of bags that all look the same and I thought it made a lot of sense to inject some personality into it. You know, people go crazy for how all the pros personalize their wedges and their bags. They buy towels and bag tags from courses like TPC Sawgrass and Pebble Beach to personalize their stuff, but in the end it all kind of blends together… I thought we could really add something to the marketplace.”

They have certainly succeeded in creating a new type of towel in the marketplace. We used them over several rounds of golf, in various conditions to put them to the test.

Meant to be shown off, Uther golf towel designs are creative and clever, with some of the most popular being the “Happy Gilmore inspired” Cart Towel and “90s coffee cup” Tour Towel. There of course, are many others to choose from.

Of course, let’s not forget that the primary function of a towel is to clean your golf equipment. That might seem easy but we at WRX have ordered some custom towels from other manufacturers in the past and were disappointed in the performance. Uther’s towels, however, succeed in both form and function. They’re stylish, but they also are an excellent functional towel. You’re like to be impressed at how light they are as well. These aren’t bath towels, but rather high-quality microfiber blends that Uther says are 3x more absorbent than cotton.

As far as cons, if we’re nitpicking, you may need to find a larger carabiner clip for some golf bags if you want to hang your towel in a more prominent place. These are made to show off, after all.

Prices range from $28-$35 USD and are available for purchase at uthersupply.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy in the US and Golf Town in Canada.

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WRX Spotlight: Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

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Product: Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

Pitch: From Adidas: “Designed for protection from the elements, these golf shoes have enhanced cushioning to return energy on every swing. The shoes feature a spikeless outsole that flexes with your foot and has strategically placed lugs for outstanding grip and balance. An innovative closure system is built for micro-adjustments so you get the exact fit you need.”

Our take on Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

Golf shoes are curious creatures existing in a strange place? No? Finally free of the gravitational pull of traditionalism, shoe styles are finally at a place where form follows function. And while you may pine for the days of saddle shoes aesthetically, your feet (and likely your golf swing) surely do not.

While the shoes are also available in gray/white and black/white colorways, we tested the bolder dark marine variant.

Now, “good” footwear, as we are constantly wont to admit, is highly subjective. As of yet, you can’t test two pairs of kicks on a TrackMan and determine which is superior (rumored featured of TrackMan 5). So leaving aside aesthetics and how you like your shoes to fit, we provide the most valuable information, that is, regarding stability, cushioning, and traction. However, in this case, it’s also worth noting the closure system does allow for a more precise fit (and one that stays in place) than lace-up shoes do.

With respect to comfort, first of all, anything Boost is going to be comfortable, and these shoes are no exception. And whether you refer to the “Forgefiber in the upper features heat-pressed, TPU-coated fibers…stitched in” to the upper (as Adidas does), or merely the sensation that the Forgefiber Boas provide a solid foundation during the swing, the truth is the same: sound, stable here.

A look at the Puremotion outsole showcases some serious spikeless technology that also offers performance on par with the very best in spikeless footwear.

A final word: These shoes are no porous sieve, either, as you might be concerned they could be on first glance. Adidas’ Climastorm technology in the exterior yields a respectable level of water-repellency.

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