Very sad news from yesterday. The golf world has lost a very unique and great guy. James Roundy, founder of Asher Golf Gloves, passed away at a very young age. I’m very, very sad. James is a local Utahn and we have hung out a few times. I stopped by the Asher Golf booth at the PGA Show to do another interview with James but he was away from the booth. I didn’t get the chance to come back. I missed him. Damn.
James was a supporter of my golf sites and I was a supporter of his cool new golf glove company. He had something very cool going.
Rest in peace James. You’ll be missed.
Below you can find the obituary as well as the video from my interview with James at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show.
In memory of James Clayton Roundy 1977 – 2013
BOUNTIFUL, UT – James Clayton Roundy passed away on Sunday, February, 17, 2013. James was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pacific WebWorks, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah. James was creative, driven and passionate. He was an active athlete. In junior high James qualified to compete at the National Jr. Olympics in boxing as well as a spot to fight at the Northwest Region Golden Glove Competition. Later, James was profiled on several covers of Transworld Snowboarding magazine. When James met his true love, Kristen Johansen, he turned his attention to scholarly achievements and family. Upon securing a BS in Economics from the University of Utah, James was accepted into the S. J. Quinney School of Law. He left law school to pursue business interests. He founded Asher Gloves. James’ passion was design and marketing. From inception, to design, to marketing, to distribution James nursed his budding golf glove business, Ashergloves.com from a dream to a successful business. Asher was purchased by Pacific WebWorks and James stayed on as Vice President of Sales and Marketing where his talents were applied to internet technologies.
James and Kristen were married on June 11, 2001. The marriage was later solemnized in the Bountiful Temple. James and Kristen are the parents of two beautiful daughters, Lilien Maive Johansen and Ione Sky Roundy. James was a devoted father and his girls loved spending time with him at home, where he helped them with homework, and on the ski slopes. James is survived by his wife, Kristen Diane (Johansen) Roundy, his daughters, Lilien Maive and Ione Sky, also by his parents, Terry Bruce and Linda Redd Roundy, his sister Rachel Bell (Lance), brother Robert C. Roundy (Lindsi), sister Audree Lawrence (Brian), brother William Roundy, and grandmother Erma H. Redd.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2013, at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010. Viewings will be held at Russon Brothers on Thursday, February 21, 2013 between 6pm – 8pm and Friday, February 22, 2013 between 10am -10:45am.
Not much going on in the golf world until the first week of January. Good thing in a way, because with the the coming of my new baby Seve things are a bit busy here at HOG World Headquarters! Here are a couple of photos which express my current perspective… Didn’t realize a golf ball was that big, did you?
Most HOG readers know I have a big place in my heart for the “Auld Grey Toon,” the home of golf, St. Andrews. St. Andrews is one of the coolest towns in the world, if not THE coolest. The whole place is about golf. I’ve made one trip there so far, back in 2011 with three great pals. We are pictured right in the Road Hole bunker. At the time we had planned on saving up our dough and going back in 2014. Having experienced the town and the golf in St. Andrews I vetoed the proposition of coming back three years later to do it again. That was way too long to wait. The guys agreed and we will be back there in July of 2013 again. We have our first tee time on the Old Course at 1:40 p.m., July 3rd.
St. Andrews Day
Today is St. Andrews Day. Happy St. Andrews day to HOG friends and patrons.
What is St. Andrews Day? From Wikipedia:
St. Andrew’s Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on the 30th of November in Scotland.
Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew’s Day (Scots: Saunt Andra’s Day, Scottish Gaelic: Latha Naomh Anndra) is Scotland’s official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew’s Day as an officialbank holiday.
Although most commonly associated with Scotland, at least in the English-speaking world, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
In Germany, the feast day is celebrated as Andreasnacht (“St Andrew’s Night”), in Austria with the custom of Andreasgebet (“St Andrew’s Prayer”), and in Poland as Andrzejki (“Little Andrews”–diminutive).