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Check out Rickie Fowler’s Puma API gear designed to honor Arnold Palmer

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Rickie Fowler heads to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, and he will sport a Puma Arnold Palmer P Cap, Limited Edition Ignite Proadapt footwear, and carry a custom Cobra x Vessel Stand Bag, all of which are to honor the late Arnold Palmer and all of which will be available for the public to purchase.

A limited number of Fowler’s custom Arnold Palmer items will be available both at CobraGolf.com and at select retailers. While a small number of custom caps, stand bags and shoes, personally autographed by Fowler will be available to purchase at PumaGolf.com

100 percent of the proceeds from the sales will go towards the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation.

ARNOLD PALMER IGNITE PROADAPT Shoes – $250

 

 

The Arnold Palmer Ignite shoes feature the signature Umbrella logo in a repeating pattern on the heel and interior of the shoe and also contain the King’s signature on the side of the shoe.

The shoe contains a custom pink sock liner, which is an ode to Palmer’s love of the color pink. One features the famous umbrella logo while the other features the iconic Arnie quote “I never felt like I didn’t have a chance to win.”

The shoe features a Green PUMA Formstripe, Cat logo and heel, while coloured lace tips complete the shoes look.

ARNOLD PALMER SNAPBACK CAP – $40

The hat which features the iconic umbrella-logo layered on the embroidery P is available in three different colorways – all white, white/green, and pink.

COBRA + VESSEL Tour Stand Bag

This stand bag comes in a white and green colorway, with the Umbrella Logo displayed throughout the bag. The bag features heavy-duty zippers, durable PU material and a single strap for easy carrying.

The stand bag comes in a lightweight package, weighing 60% lighter than a regular Tour Staff bag.

Those who donate as little as $10 this week to the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation will be entered into a sweepstake. The winner of the sweepstake will receive a Roundtrip airfare for two, hotel accommodation, and a round of golf at the prestigious Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The winner will also get a personal tour of Mr Palmer’s office, Rickie Fowler signed custom Arnold Palmer gear and additional PUMA gear. Full detail of the sweepstake can be found 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 @giannimosquito

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  1. CJ

    Mar 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! First hat I’ve ever said is worth $40 lol

  2. Tartan Golf Travel

    Mar 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Those are awesome. It’s about time these companies made their guys carry stand bags. That’s what people who buy bags use. Not staff bags! I saw earlier this year at I believe Farmers they did a bag…. sold them online for $599 and were sold out by Sunday!

  3. Michael Bertulli

    Mar 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    WHY NOT SELL TO CANADA??? I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND…

  4. Barry

    Mar 4, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Those shoes are siiiiick! Wow – I want a pair????

  5. Bruce Ferguson

    Mar 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Nice looking gear but the snap-back cap is a little pricey at $40 bucks.

    • Scott B

      Mar 4, 2019 at 11:57 am

      Proceeds go to the Arnold and Winnie Palmer foundation… a pretty good time to splurge on a cool looking product!

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Forum Thread of the Day: “European Tour looking into an incident involving Matt Wallace and his caddie from the BMW International Open”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day surrounds an incident involving Matt Wallace and his caddie, Dave McNeilly, which occurred on Sunday at the European Tour’s BMW International Open. After hitting a shot in the water on 18, Wallace appeared irate with his caddie, which incensed many of our members, as well as plenty of social media users.

According to bunkered.co.uk, the European Tour stated in an email to the publication that they are looking into the incident over allegations of abuse.

A limited number of clips of the incident have surfaced online.

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.

  • buckeyefl: “Sky Sports analyst Rich Beem: ‘I’m sorry, but I just don’t enjoy watching that. I know you’re intense but get over yourself.’”
  • Steele47: “Just looked at Wallace’s twitter. He congratulates the winner Andrea Pavan and also noteworthy, makes a point to compliment Pavan’s caddie. LOL.”
  • OldTomMorris: “It’s a pattern with Wallace that he goes after his caddy so often like this and golf commentators, analysts even fans have picked up on this. There has to be a base level of respect and decency; it appears that Wallace often falls short of that.”
  • golfgirlrobin: “He’s getting roasted on his own Twitter account. People don’t seem that amused.”

Entire Thread: “European Tour looking into an incident involving Matt Wallace and his caddie from the BMW International Open”

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WRX Spotted: Ping Glide 3.0, Glide 3.0 Eye2 wedges

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Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and in the case of the golf world, we had been hearing rumblings of a new Ping Glide series for a while (since the introduction of the Blueprint irons, at least).

This week, at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, we now have an idea of exactly what’s coming with the beginning of Glide 3.0 wedges tour seeding.

Like a lot of initial releases, we don’t have the full tech breakdown, but I’ll make a few assumptions

  • Material: Based on the popularity of the i210s and the feel they offer golfers (so soft), the new Glide 3.0s are made from the same steel and utilize the same 50-percent softer Elastomer CTP.
  • Hydropearl 3.0? A finish designed to repel water and greatly improve consistency from the rough and wet conditions, its been working on irons and why stop there?
  • COG Shifting: Looking at the cavity, Ping engineers have been playing with a LOT of mass around this head. That is one of the cool things about wedges is, beyond the putter, they are the heaviest heads in the set. More mass equals more COG relocation. It’s noticeable in the comparison below.

Notice the back of the top line

There is a lot more mass higher in the LW vs PW

  • Sole grinds: This is where Ping continues to step up there game in the wedge category. And like previous families of wedges, there appears to be a lot of options in design. We should see some TS options in the bags for players at the Open Championship if it’s dry and firm.

Beyond grind options, we also have totally different head options with a Glide 3.0 Eye2. Let’s be honest, this makes a TON of sense since other companies have been borrowing design traits from the Eye2 for the last couple years for their wedges. Why wouldn’t Ping utilize its own already popular design and update it for modern turf conditions?

We will have to wait and see how close we are to what the tech specs will be but like with most things Ping, the release to tour is usually a tell-tale sign that you should be seeing these in store, on shelves and ready to pre-order very soon.

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Stephen Curry unveils new Under Armour Range Unlimited Golf Collection

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This week at Mission Hills in Shenzhen, China, Stephen Curry unveiled his new Under Armour Range Unlimited Golf Collection.

According to the company, the range takes inspiration from Curry’s off-court and on-course style and combines it with the latest innovations from UA Golf to deliver an elevated performance line.

The collection contains 14 unique pieces and includes tops, bottoms, outerwear, hats as well as the Curry 6 SL golf shoe. The shoe combines the Curry 6 basketball shoe with a spikeless version of the UA Rotational Resistance outsole – designed for maximum lockdown and lightweight traction.

The Unlimited Range polos start at $80, outerwear $95-100, pants $80, hats $30, and the Curry 6 Golf SL retails for $160.

All items will be available in the Fall of this year in limited quantities at Under Armour Brand Houses and on UA.com across North America, Asia and Europe, as well as at select pro shops across the United States.

 

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