Terry Lane - Wednesday 24.09.14, 18:57pm
Catherine Aitken Golf Shoe Bag
Scotland has been in the news for the past few weeks. Last week it was the referendum for independence and this week it plays host to one of the most exciting sports event of all, as Europe play host to the United States at Gleneagles for the bi-annual Ryder Cup.
All of golf will be focused on three days of excitement as the most difficult and lonely of sports becomes a team game where those fortunate enough to be there will be encouraged to support their team and politely throw banter at the opposition. And so it goes that following the Ryder Cup we are all enthused to have an extra round or two of golf in the hope that we can have a round to be proud of, whether we play for fun or to chip away at a low handicap.
But golf isn’t just about hitting the ball straight or making every shot count. Everyone makes a choice with the clubs they use, the balls they hit and the shoes they wear. Quality and style is important. Looking good can rub off on how one plays; and if you are looking for a shoe bag with style and panache, look no further than Scottish designer Catherine Aitken’s gorgeous golf shoe bag. It is currently available in three beautiful cloth designs – Green Herringbone with Overcheck; Classic Grey Herringbone and Yellow Macleod Tartan.
This premium quality golf shoe bag is created from handwoven Harris Tweed and lined in premium strong and durable waterproof waxed cotton with antique effect. It comes complete with a strong zip closure with leather pull tag, and a leather handle that can also be used as a hanger.
If you want to set yourself apart from the crowd in your local golf club or simply looking for something a little more unique that oozes class and classic style, look no further than the Catherine Aitken collection. But be aware, this item only fits up to UK shoe size 11.
At the time of writing this article the Catherine Aitken website was offering free UK delivery.
Click here for the chance to win a Catherine Aitken Golf Shoe Bag.
Terry Lane - Saturday 13.09.14, 15:37pm
Harris Tweed Golf Shoe Bag by Catherine Aitken
Ahead of this year’s Ryder Cup clash at Gleneagles, Catherine Aitken of Edinburgh are offering the chance to win a high quality golf shoe bag.
Perfect for golf footwear or everyday shoes. Created from handwoven Harris Tweed and lined in premium strong and durable waterproof waxed cotton with antique effect. There’s a strong zip closure with leather pull tag, and a leather handle that can also be used as a hanger. Fits up to size eleven shoe
Enter our Free Competition to win a handwoven Harris Tweed Golf Shoe Bag
To enter the competition all you need to do is correctly answer the following question:
Where will this year’s Ryder Cup be held?
Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Golf Shoe Bag“ in the subject line along with your answer and your full address and contact telephone number. Entries without this information will not be entered.
This Buzzin Golf Free Competition ends on 13th October 2014.
The editor will randomly select one winner. The editor’s choice is final.
Edwin Huxley - Friday 20.06.14, 13:03pm
Sunglasses do far more than just making look like a pro, they’re one golf accessory that can help improve your game throughout the summer months and offer protection from harmful rays.
Designed especially for players to help distinguish between greens and fairways, follow the ball whilst it’s in-flight and most importantly, not interfere with your swing – a good pair of golf shades will improve your performance and enhance your game!
There are 5 specific features golfers should look for when purchasing a new pair on sunglasses, so before you splash out on a new pair of shades this summer take a second to read through these top tips from golf clothing store www.function18.com.
- 1. Lens colour
The colour of a lens is very important when selecting your new sunglasses. Many of our customers often ask “What are the best coloured lenses for golf” – and the honest answer is, there are a range of different colours that are great for golf! Any lens that absorbs blue light will help distinguish greens, and follow a ball in-flight as the blue of the sky is muted.
Brown / Amber Lens
Brown or amber lenses create a better contrast between dark and light colors. With a brown lend, your vision may appear sharper, especially when viewing objects against the green gras. Brown lenses are also particularly good at blocking blue light that occurs on cloudy, overcast days.
this colour will make the ball appear more visible against a green background and allow you to easily track the ball accurately throughout the game, violet is also a soothing colour making you feel more relaxed!
Yellow /Orange Lens
Yellow or orange tints help reduce glare and contrast. These bright colours are also particularly good for hazy, foggy mornings.
Mirror Lens are often a popular choice for many golfers, as many offer 100% UV Protection and the highly reflective lens greatly reduces the amount of light that reaches the eyes – plus they look pretty cool too!
Oakley has a great selection of golf sunglasses and colour variations that the team here at Function18 highly recommend.
2 Fitted frames
Improper fitting glasses can be detrimental to your golf game and frames should have adjustable nose clips and arms to ensure they do not slide down when taking a swing. Here at Function18, we offer a range of frames for different shaped faces and many of these glasses also offer non-slip coatings for the ears and temples.
3 UV protection
Golf sunglasses should offer 100% protection from harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer, cataracts or macular degeneration. Protection from 400 nanometers of radiation is usually offered by quality glasses and will block out the most damaging of rays effectively.
4 Frame styles
The style of frame is also important and wrap around frames can offer increased protection from the elements. Ensure your frame does not interfere with your swing and look for glasses that do not distort your short or long range view.
5 Polarized Golf Sunglasses
Specially designed to adapt to changing weather conditions, polarized golf sunglasses allow you to always have the best focus when you play. Tinted lenses will provide some absorption to dampen brightness, but only polarized lens can effectively eliminate blinding glare that can affect your game!
If you’re not sold on polarized lens, here are 5 reasons why they are essential for the green:
- Helps improve visual comfort
- Dramatically improves contrast and visual clarity
- Reduces eyestrain
- Allows for true perception of bold colours
- Reduces reflections and eliminates glare
Do you have any top tips when it come to golf sunglasses? Which colour lens’s to you prefer?
Edwin Huxley - Friday 20.06.14, 12:46pm
Rory McIlroy goes into the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst Resort as the Betfair favourite to claim his third major championship and his second in this tournament.
The Northern Irishman has already tasted victory in 2014 as he was successful in the BMW PGA Championship last month at Wentworth. That win in England marked his first European Tour win since November 2012. It was also his first tournament since he officially announced to the public that he had split from his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.
Rory McIlroy will be hoping to join the elusive list that includes players that have all won the US Open on multiple occasions. The 7495-yard course is expected to suit his long-hitting game which will be tested this week in California.
European golfers have been successful in three of the last four runnings of the US Open. Justin Rose is the defending champion as he came out on top in 2013 at Merion Golf Club to reward Betfair backers.
Rose has yet to prevail so far in 2014 but he has had four top 10 finishes. In his latest outing, the Englishman missed the cut in the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
Graeme McDowell was the other European to lift the US Open trophy in recent years. He won with a winning score of E in 2010 as conditions were tough at Pebble Beach four years ago.
World number one Adam Scott has finished in the top 10 off all the major championships but the US Open. The best the Australian has achieved is a tie for 15th which came in 2012.
Scott has been drawn to play with fellow major winners Bubba Watson and Charl Schwartzel on the opening two days of the tournament. The former Masters winner is the near the top of the outright for the event with Betfair.
Edwin Huxley - Tuesday 27.05.14, 20:27pm
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