Many guys love golf, so golf gear is usually a great option. If you’re shopping for a golf fan who also has a sense of style, check out the golf shirts and other gear from Sub70. Fashion trends for men have evolved in recent years as a slimmer, more athletic fit has become the standard in everything from suits to t-shirts. This more stylish look has also had an impact on the usually stodgy golf world, as younger golfers have made their mark on the tour. Sub70 embraces these new style trends as the “classic golf shirt goes modern.” They have a wide variety of European-fit polos in a full range of styles and colors. We checked out the Zane/White golf shirt pictured here and loved the styling. Some of the shirts are trendier than others but the modern styles definitely stand out as something new and fresh. The all-polyester shirts are very comfortable, but they are definitely tighter and the sizes run smaller than expected. They are ideal for a leaner and more athletic build, so it’s not for guys who consistently choose beer and the buffet line over the gym!
This is a huge win for the United States and also some vindication for Tiger Woods.
Team USA clinched the Presidents Cup against the International team, when Tiger Woods closed out Aaron Baddeley in relatively easy fashion, 4 & 3, in the next to last singles match of the day. The final match score was 19-15 USA.
Woods was a controversial addition to the squad, so it must feel good for him to help deliver for his team. From a PR point of view, there’s nothing better for Tiger than photos of him celebrating with his teammates.
America is in decline in many ways from its economy to its culture and self-confidence but also on the golf course. Tiger Woods symbolized American greatness and glory both on and off the course, or so the image portrayed, but his fall is emblematic of the current state of golf which is being dominated by European players. Beyond that, the European Tour is quietly becoming more important and of a higher quality than the PGA Tour in the States.
The Official World Golf Ranking has England’s Luke Donald as the number one player. Donald won two PGA Tour events this year at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic and the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship. He earned over $6.6 million this year on the PGA Tour.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Island is the number two player on the Official World Golf Rankings. McIlroy has become one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour and is a big hit with American fans. He won the US Open this year and competed in just ten PGA Tour events as he focuses primarily on the European Tour.
Lee Westwood of England is 3rd on The Official World Golf Ranking despite winning just one PGA Tour event over the past 5 years. Westwood tied for 3rd in the US Open for his best finish on the PGA Tour in 2011. Westwood dominates the European Tour and this is what makes his ranking so high.
Germany’s own Martin Kaymer is ranked 4th on the Official World Golf Ranking and like the players ahead of him, he concentrates primarily on the European Tour. Kaymer did win the 2011 World Golf Championships HSBC Champions event.
The best American is Steve Stricker, who ranks 5th on the Official World Golf Ranking and was the winner of two PGA events this year with The Memorial and the John Deere Classic. Stricker has yet to be a winner vs. the golf odds at a major tournament.
As for Tiger, he has fallen all the way down to 50th on the Official World Golf Ranking after reigning atop the board for many years. Woods last won a tournament in 2009 and finished a humiliating 132nd on the PGA Tour last year. Tiger’s career has been in a shambles with physical injuries and the mental strain of his wrecked marriage and personal life that tarnished his carefully cultivated image. Many wonder if he will ever be the same again.
There’s so much to do in England that any tourist can get overwhelmed by the possibilities. For many golf fanatics, a trip to England and Scotland is at the very top of their list. Golfer fantasize about playing at St. Andrews and other iconic courses, though of course the fees are just incredible. Not everyone can afford it.
This time of year you can start thinking about your budget and possibly getting in a great trip to England. The airfares are certainly less. Of course the weather isn’t as cooperative, but you also avoid all the summer crowds.
Do some research and think about your trip and your options. For example, check out Leeds castle (pictured above) and consider the 9-hole golf course there. Also, you don’t have to plan your entire trip around golf. There is so much more to see and do in this spectacular country. The Brighton hotels for example should be a bargain this time of year in this seaside resort.
Of course you’ll want to go up to Scotland is you can swing it, and you’ll deals this time of year on hotels in Edinburgh so you can check out the castle.
The key is that you really don’t have to plan an entire trip around golf. Most golf fans appreciate beautiful scenery and history, and the UK offers so much in those areas.
Golf isn’t just for beer guzzling weekend warriors any more. Tiger Woods proved that you can get stronger and be even more effective. Think about it. Of course you don’t want to ruin your swing, so flexibility has to be one of your goals. But you don’t have to give up your dream of looking like an MMA fighter just because you’re serious about your golf game.
Check out the video above and you’ll want to try the workout program used by Georges St-Pierre. This is not about bulking up, but instead it’s about getting incredibly fit. The intensity is real and it’s ideal for those of you who set the bar high for yourself.
If you want to improve your golf game, doing something to improve your fitness can only help. Find a workout routine that fits your goals and just be mindful of how it’s impacting your swing as well. That said, this program is not for the guy looking for a program to just get into shape. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you’re looking for something more challenging this could be for you.