Ryder Cup Europe has still to take the covers off its Ryder Cup teamwear but that hasn't stopped Ralph Lauren revealing its designs for the US team ahead of the match at Hazeltine.
It says it brings 'sleek, Americana-inspired details' to the range with its colour palette 'grounded in American red, white and blue'. They have even printed 'United We Stand' on the interior waistband of the trousers the team will wear.Read more -> Rickie Fowler blows Ryder Cup chance
Pieters hits the jackpot
Thomas Pieters knew this week was his chance to stake his claim for a Ryder Cup spot and, luckily for the Belgian, his Odyssey Lucky 777 putter was absolutely on fire as he took the Made in Denmark title.
Pieters has had the limited edition putter in the bag since last year and carded ten birdies in his first round while playing alongside European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke.
According to Odyssey’s European Tour rep Seamus Sweeney, Pieters put it in play last year at the European Masters before winning back-to-back events.
Whilst he did stop using it for a little while, it went back into his bag about a month ago, helping him to fourth place in Rio, second at the Czech Masters and now the win at the weekend.
His spec is described as 'very standard' with the only quirk being the grip, which is a flat front with arch back side from Odyssey's Japan line-up.
DJ games own commemorative driver
Just over a month ago TaylorMade had revealed it had made a special commemorative M1 driver to celebrate Dustin Johnson’s US Open.
Available to buy from selected stores in the US from August 31, DJ decided to put the driver in play himself last week replacing his normal model. Here’s Johnson's driver set-up:
Nike waves goodbye to The Oven
There are certain places every gear lover wants to visit. Sadly, we’re seeing one of those being destroyed.
Just weeks after Nike revealed it was stopping its production of clubs, balls and bags, it has already stripped its Oregon R&D hub ‘The Oven’ down to the bare bones.
Source close to situation in Fort Worth, TX tells me @nikegolf has stripped The Oven, its former R&D facility, bare. Nothing left in or out
— Rick Young (@RickSCOREGolf) August 24, 2016
Scotland wins the wedge wars
Chris Kirk looked as though he’d be headlining our coolest new wedge of the week competition with this new 60˚ PXG 0311T Milled model.
Which of the #PXGTroops is gaming this new wedge during #TheBarclays? #PXG pic.twitter.com/NNSG8a1IeA
— Parsons Xtreme Golf (@pxg) August 24, 2016
That was until Scotland’s very own Jamie McLeary stepped up to the plate with this patriotic effort on his new customised Cleveland RTX-3 wedge. Very impressive skills from Cleveland's tour team.
Scotsman Jamie McLeary also has the stunning new RTX-3 wedges in the bag! Check out the cusomisation from @lukas1884 pic.twitter.com/f39tu3HiFn
— ClevelandGolf Europe (@ClevelandGolfEu) August 26, 2016
Adidas reveals money shoes
Adidas Golf revealed its new ‘Big Check’ editions of its Gripmore 2 shoes ahead of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
You definitely have to be good if you’re going to wear these.
The bank is open. Time to cash that check. #BigCheck Gripmore 2 is now available in limited quantities.https://t.co/OzodFedBcj
— adidas Golf (@adidasGolf) August 25, 2016