DSC07345 trophy on 15 3 DSwp-logo-stacked-bk-hr-ds THE US OPEN makes a rare Midwest appearance in June of 2017 at the Erin Hills Golf Club in Erin Wisconsin, tickets are now on sale. Please see usga.org/tickets. The White Pines Golf Club has 36 holes of golf and a great 37th for food and beverages. With Halloween and other holidays coming soon, don’t forget to book your holiday event at White Pines today before all the good dates are taken. Whitepinesgolf.com for details.   ______________________________________________________________________

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THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. Wearing outerwear from the Carnoustie Collection.

With the holidays approaching it’s time for you to visit the outerwear and sportswear collections from some of the major golf apparel companies.

More and more of the options allow you to make selections that you can not only look good in on the course, but off of it as well.

So if your wardrobe needs an upgrade or the members of your favorite foursome do, now is the time to explore your options.

Come 2017, look better, play better, it’s the total package, and one you won’t regret.

CARNOUSTIE SPORTSWEAR Debut’s it’s Men’s Collection for 2017. The full line of Performance Knits, Performance Outerwear, and Waterproof styles, and that’s not all.

Performance Knits. ” Our collection of performance knits for Spring of 2017, continues to expand based upon the tremendous reception this segment of our collection has received since it’s 2014 introduction,” said Canoustie CEO Marshall Mancillas. “We introduced a beautiful melange solid for Fall 2016, and for spring of `17 we’ve developed new colors appropriate for the season-such as amethyst, melon, spearmint and sky. This melange fabric is nuanced and has a dimension that ordinary piece dyed solids cannot approach. The use of the finest microfiber polyester blended with generous amounts lycra ensure a luxurious hand and comfort.”

Mancillas adds that Carnoustie outerwear has a growing following since it’s 2014 introduction to the market. Carnoustie uses only top grade micro poly with the highest quality workmanship, and Carnoustie customers have taken notice. New for Spring of 2017 is a chest stripe vest and shoulder stripe 1/4 zip pullover. These designs should wear as a perfect complement to the knits.

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Carnoustie CEO Marshall Mancillas is excited about what’s new for Carnoustie Sportswear in 2017.

“A few seasons back, we introduced our collection of lightweight woven waterproof outerwear that features taped seams and Carnoustie styling,” said Mancillas. “These styles offer a different alternative to the heavier, often-drab styles within the marketplace that have been created to withstand heavy winds or rains found at places like the Open Championship. Our new styles are lightweight and colorful, and match-well when paired up with our knits, bottoms and other poly or cotton outerwear styles. These fully functional styles do provide great protection from the elements. For 2017 Carnoustie has a first time vest offer, especially for those cooler mornings when golfers approach the range or first tee.”

For more information and details see Carnoustiesportswear.com.



Antigua’s Spring of 2017 colors include the new look Cypress Green.

Antigua a leading brand in the golf apparel world has announced it’s Spring Line for 2017.

Sean Gregg, Antigua’s Vice President of Product Development and Marketing Support, says it’s worth your time for a wardrobe update. there is almost no comparison between today and what you liked over past decades.

Gregg’s recommendation, check out the new stuff, touch it, feel it, wear it, and play in it, to really get a feel of this inherent value.

While Antigua has made large strides in fabric and function research, you can’t look at at Spring of 2017 without noticing the advancements in their use of colors.

The bright colors that include names such as, Cajun, Cabana, Cypress, Mulberry, Marmalade, Harbor and Pineapple are among the options of new brighter colors.

Antigua took the new trends and did what they call an assimilated color onto color for 2017. Why just take the neutrality of black, white and grey accents against bright shades that will allow the later to be forefront of any style. Antigua juxtaposed a primary color-against another primary, that created a new avenue of Spring performance and color creation. Cabana royal is set with Cypress green and a color like Harbor navy offsets Pineapple yellow. All of this is part of the Antigua’s Men’s Performance 72 Collection.

ARE YOU IN A PERFECTED PIQUE..Antigua calls it a must-have in your 2017 collection. This fabric created exclusively by Antigua is a new level of comfort for the classic polo design and style. STYLE ENDURE and STYLE ADEPT are other new enhanced pique fabrics. Not to be forgotten is style Channel, that has been a newly engineered stripe of color versus color offset.


The Antigua 2017 Spring Women’s Collection has been announced.

“The 2017 ladies golf collection is a continuation of the simplicity that the 2016 line embodied,” says Danielle Dellios, Antigua’s women’s designer. “In the new collection, fabrics and colors play a key role versus styling and silhouette. The market was calling for a fresh take on the primary color, which was made possible by mixing colors together. Thus, each grouping consists of two primaries. For example our new green color Cypress is mixed with a bright blue color, Cabana. There is a total of of four color combo’s each mixing two primary colors. Every printed, striped or colorblocked style within the collection mixes two colors, instead of using traditional neutral accents like grey or khaki. Combining two complimentary primary shades really pops. Prints are as strong as ever in the marketplace, which meant creating unique artwork that could also be used to mix colors and give new life to basic styles.”

New styles such as the sleeveless style, Mischief, the long sleeve half-zip pullover style Sterling, and the ultra light, high-stretch woven fabric style called Trust. Dellios calls Trust a, “first time ever lightweight stretch woven polo. Trust is a prime example of the big on-and-off course trend that is going on. It works on the course and on the weekends

Haven is a style and something that combines sporty an athletic. Solid all-white garment with printing on the color. Rogue is a creative mix of multiple colors, that can be worn with all colors of your bottoms.

It might be only 2016, but it’s not too early to check out what your should be wearing in 2017, Antigua on and off the golf course see Antigua.com or ShopAntigua.com You can follow Antigua on Facebook and or Twitter.


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The Zero Friction Glove, endorsed by Johnny Miller.

Newly released data from Golf Datatech shows that Zero Friction a maker of advanced performance golf products, has claimed the 5th position in the market share for golf gloves in America.

“It is incredible to believe this has happened in roughly 24 months,” says John Iacono, President of Zero Friction. “I believe this is a testament to the quality of our gloves.”

Iacono wasn’t done there, offering up where he expects his company can be in the next year and a half.

“With the platform of offerings and current success we believe we can move into the number two spot in the next 18 months,” said Iacono. “The reviews on the new DistancePro GPS Glove have been excellent and we have been taking orders daily for shipment in November.”

Zero Friction released it’s first golf glove, a one-size fits all Compression golf glove, at the PGA Merchandise Show in 2014. In 2015, Zero Friction released it’s Storm All Weather Golf Gloves and a pure 100% Cabretta Leather Glove.

Late in 2015, former US Open champion and NBC golf commentator Johnny Miller joined the company as part owner and and endorser of ZeroFriction. This past August at the PGA Demo and Fashion show, Zero Friction unveiled it’s new DistancePro GPS Glove the first wearable GPS technology on a golf glove. It’s accurate and Powered by Bluetooth, weighs less that half and ounce and sits within the glove-flap.

The device is programmed for yardage on over 35,000 courses worldwide. For more information on Zero Friction and the new GPS Glove see Zerofriction.com or you can call (847)-436-4262.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.