Claw Golf GloveBy ED TRAVISTo make it clear right from the…

Claw Golf Glove

By ED TRAVIS

To make it clear right from the beginning I have never been a fan of golf gloves made of synthetic fabric. Call me old fashioned or tell me it’s all in my head but cabretta leather is the only material for gloves.

It was with this prejudice in mind when CaddyDaddy asked if they could send me samples of the Claw Glove, I said fine. Frankly most of the reason I agreed was their Ranger Sunday bag I have been using for a quick nine after work or a fun round with my grandson. The bag is well thought out and well made so I figured a trial of the new glove would, if nothing else, prove to be interesting.

Let’s face it the reason cabretta gloves are popular is the feel and definitely not how long they last. Tour pros change gloves two or three or more times per round because they want that sensation only a new glove provides, and they receive gloves as part of their equipment endorsement contracts. We don’t and should we follow the same glove changing routine the cost of a round would jump by around $60.

Synthetic leather gloves, “any weather” fabric gloves and all the other substitutes for cabretta aren’t all that great. In fact, here in Florida even the best of them last only four or five rounds more than a good cabretta glove.

But, (there’s always a “but”) the Claw Golf from CaddyDaddy seems to be the exception to this rule and may cause me to rethink at my prejudice. After six rounds and two one-hour practice range sessions it looks and feels the same as it did the first round.

Remarkable to say the least.

It remains of course to be seen if the Claw, as the company claims, maintains the tacky grip three to five times longer than a cabretta glove, but my hunch is it will. The mesh back is especially nice and helpful in the warmth of fall in the Sunshine State.

WYNTK Claw Golf Glove

Breathable and flexible mesh back

Silicone-Web coating on fingers and palm

Machine Washable

$19.99 each at Claw Golf Glove

Forsgate Country Club’s Bill Schmedes III Recognized by Golf…

Forsgate Country Club’s Bill Schmedes III Recognized by Golf Digest as One of the Best Teachers in New Jersey

Forsgate Country Club congratulates Bill Schmedes III, Director of Instruction for the Forsgate Golf Academy and a member of the club’s Teaching Professional staff, on being recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Best Teachers in New Jersey for 2019-2020.

“We are very proud of Bill and celebrate his recognition by Golf Digest,” said Carolyn McKenzie Andrews, Forsgate’s Director of Golf.  “We’re fortunate to have one of the top teachers here at Forsgate to help our members improve their games, and we also know that the junior golfers who come to the Forsgate Golf Academy with Bill Schmedes III to learn the game and advance their skills benefit greatly from Bill’s teaching methods.”

Bill has been recognized as one of the top golf coaches in the country. Future Champions Golf selected him as a Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in the USA, and he earned a U.S. Kids Top 50 Kids Coach honorable mention in 2018.  Golf Digest also named him as one of the Best Young Teachers in America (2018-2019).

Original PenguinGlen Plaid Golf Pant:Impress with your swing and…

Original Penguin

Glen Plaid Golf Pant:

Impress with your swing and your awesome style out on the course with these Original Penguin men’s golf pants. Featuring a glen plaid print, these sleek flat front pants will definitely stand out on the green. Twill fabrication gives the material a lightweight and breathable feel perfect for staying cool and collected when the sun is beating down on the fairway. A good amount of stretch in the fabric and an active waistband lets you swing, bend and twist freely, so you can dominate each round in total comfort. The fabric is yarn dyed to help the men’s golf trousers hold onto their vibrant colors through wash after wash. $99 www.originalpenguin.com

Hiking Print Polo

Featuring a hiking-inspired print, this Original Penguin golf shirt is perfect for exploring the hills and valleys of the golf course. Light and breathable jersey fabric helps to keep you cool while a generous amount of stretch in the material provides the flexibility you need to play each round with your best form. The contrasting mixed media collar and tipped cuffs add bold accents to the look, for style that will stand out for all the right reasons. $89 www.originalpenguin.com

Gleneagles, the iconic Scottish hotel and global luxury…

Gleneagles, the iconic Scottish hotel and global luxury destination, brings the curtain down on a momentous and hugely successful 2019 after being announced as the ’#1 Golf Resort in the UK & Ireland’.

The important accolade, bestowed on it by a panel of industry experts from Golf World Magazine, is the culmination of an incredible 12 months for the 850-acre Perthshire estate, in which it celebrated its golf centenary, and hosted one of the most dramatic Solheim Cups in history.

Gleneagles became the only venue in Europe to have hosted both The Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup – each won by Team Europe – and now retains its #1 Golf Resort moniker for another two years, having previously been awarded similar status in 2017.

Conor O’Leary, joint Managing Director of Gleneagles, commented: “2019 has been a vintage year for golf at Gleneagles. Tens of thousands of golfing guests have experienced our King’s and Queen’s championship courses in their centenary year, and we were also proud hosts to one of the most enthralling sporting moments ever, when Suzann Pettersen clinched the Solheim Cup for Team Europe on The PGA Centenary Course. To end the year as the ‘UK & Ireland’s #1 Golf Resort’ makes 2019 a truly historic 12 months.”

Supporting its standing as the UK & Ireland’s premier golf destination, The King’s and The Queen’s courses, both regarded as James Braid classics, have benefitted from significant renovation projects that have seen them restored to the original ‘inland links’ design vision of the celebrated architect.

Fairways have been slightly widened, bringing strategically-placed bunkers back into play, and on The Queen’s Course specifically, a new look has been given to the much-loved, back-to-back 13th and 14th par 3s, with the introduction of native Scottish heather on the approaches to the 13th green, and a new tee complex on the 14th, adding a new ‘over-the-water’ challenge from behind the loch.

Celebratory Green Fee Offer:
To commemorate its hosting of the Solheim Cup, Gleneagles is offering a very special £201.90 four-ball green fee offer, across any of its three 18-hole golf courses, until 30 April, 2020. The offer is available seven days a week, after 11am, until the end of March 2020. From 1-30 April, 2020: Available Monday-Thursday, after 12pm; Available Friday-Sunday, after 1.30pm. Golfers looking to take advantage of the £201.90 four-ball price should call: 0800 389 3737.

Special Membership:
For golfers living outside Scotland, Gleneagles has also recently introduced a special ‘Further Afield’ membership, giving full access to all three championship golf courses. Members can also experience The PGA National Golf Academy for Scotland, The Academy Course, a testing par 3 design, and enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of The Clubhouse, whether that’s enjoying a craft beer in ‘Auchterarder 70’, or one of the speciality tandoor dishes from The Dormy Restaurant.

It also affords a host of additional benefits, including accommodation, leisure and dining discounts and exclusive member-only invitations. First year Further Afield Golf Membership is priced is £1,485, with a £500 joining fee. For enquiries call: +44 (0)1764 694424.

www.gleneagles.com