When I saw the Asher Death Grip golf glove, it made me (a non glove wearer) want to wear golf gloves! Any golf product with skulls and bones on it is good in my book, being a rock & roll musician. Then I learned that Asher is a local company here in Utah. My friend James Roundy, founder of Asher, has something good going! Check out my review of Asher’s gloves here, and enjoy my interview with James at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show below.
I had some fun talking to Wilson Golf Director of R&D Michael Vrska at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show. In the video here, we talk about Wilson’s super light DXi driver. And for the record, Michael is NOT a moose expert.
People keep asking me what the coolest thing I saw at the PGA Merchandise Show last week was. The first thing that comes to my mind isn’t a golf ball, golf club or anything like that. The coolest thing I saw and experienced at the show was the new Oakley Cipher golf shoe.
The Cipher shoe is so light, it practically floats in the air. The Ciphers weigh in at 9.2 ounces (.575 pounds) and have “nano-spike” technology instead of standard spikes. Basically the bottom of the shoe looks like it has a large grain sandpaper for traction. The nano-spikes are replaceable. Very cool stuff.
I put the Ciphers on at the demo day and hit a few shots. I TRIED to make myself slip on the wet morning grass and I couldn’t! And when I inserted my foot into the Cipher, while wearing very comfortable Kentwool socks, the comfort level was off the charts.
Oakley has told me they’re sending in a pair for review, so I’ll post the review as soon as I can. These shoes are very exciting. Wish I had them walking around the hard ground in St. Andrews last summer.
Me and golf babe Blair O'Neal. She's the one on the left... Click to zoom
While wandering the PGA Show demo day last week I was blinded by a neon outfit on a pretty lady walking toward me. When my eyes adjusted to the outfit I realized it was Blair O’Neal, Cobra/Puma athlete, model and winner of Golf Channel’s Big Break Dominican Republic. I stopped Blair and said hello and got this picture. Blair was very nice to chat with.
Please note that Blair is standing on a hill. I’m not THAT short. If you want to enlarge the picture to get a better look at me, just click it.