I’ve got a great new thermal hat, a.k.a. beanie, I’ve used for a couple of chilly rounds here. This one is a dual layer hat by Sun Mountain.
The outer layer is a soft fleece with the inner liner being a smoother “tricot” fabric. The fleece layer is a tighter pile than your standard fleece and is what is called “pill proof.” That simply means it won’t bunch up into those fleece lint blobs. The tricot liner is very comfortable and soft.
This hat isn’t quite as bulky as other fleece beanies I have which is quite nice. The fabric stretches to fit my
fat head cranium full of golf blogging genius. The fabric combinations keep the head and ears warm and also provide a wind barrier.
Currently Sun Mountain offers the thermal hat in three colors: black, charcoal, navy.
Sun Mountain web site
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While at the PGA Show a few weeks ago, I was working on a freelance golf writing gig for my local golf association’s quarterly magazine (Fairways Magazine). The focus was Utah companies on display at the show. I found a very cool new company called Switch Belt. Switch is a one year old company which makes very unique plastic golf belts. Yes plastic.
Switch belts are made out of a thermoplastic resin (TPR). (Now this is starting to sound like a golf ball review. No the core of the belt doesn’t decrease spin and increase carry. Nor does the ultra thin cover of the belt produce high spin around the greens.) But, the thermoplastic resin is an Eco-friendly plastic which is biodegradable.
Today Tiger Woods added a new stop to his 2012 schedule, the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This venue is practically in Tiger’s back yard.
“I’ve heard great things about the Honda Classic, and now that I live here, I want to play whenever possible. Jack’s [Nicklaus] involvement in the tournament and the benefits to the local community are also important.”~Tiger Woods
Press credentials for the Honda just quadrupled…
Fantasy Golf Update!
We have the winners for fantasy golf week’s #1 and #2 below.
Week #1 winner: chipshot
Week #2 winner: benbags
Weekly prizes will be provided by Champ (Flix divot tools), but product won’t ship until late March. I do have some schwag from Sun Mountain too, some very cool waterproof golf hats or a beanie. Contact me to let me know if you want to wait for the Flix Divot tool from Champ or want to claim a hat/beanie from Sun Mountain.
PRIZE BREAKDOWN (prizes still in process)
- 1st Place: Nike Golf VR_S Irons (forged or cast), value up to $1200
- 2nd Place: FootJoy complete golf apparel makeover including shoes, pants/shorts, shirt
- 3rd Place: Sun Mountain Club Glider Journey Golf Travel Bag
- 4th-10th Place: To be announced
- Special Events: Bridgestone Golf B330 golf balls with new dual dimples
- Weekly Prizes: Champ Spikes Flix switchblade divot repair tool
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This is an official good luck post for my buddy Bryant Jacobs, who is playing in the Northern Trust Open pro-am today at Riviera Country Club. Bryant, pictured below 2nd from the left and next to me, was injured in Iraq by a road side bomb.
Bryant is 2nd from left, I'm 2nd from right.
“Bry” has gotten the golf bug and now addicted just like me. For more info on Bryant read this link, “A friend and inspiration lives” and this one too, “Injured Iraq war vet and golf buddy gets new home.”
GOOD LUCK BUDDY!