The unofficial start to the 2015 golf season is less than a week away at the Masters will get underway with practice rounds on April 6, in Augusta.
It’s one of the toughest tickets in sports and it all culminates with one of the most exciting weekends on year as a new Green Jacket will be awarded and a Masters’ champ will be crowned.
You may not be making the drive down Magnolia Lane to where all the action takes place at Augusta National, but you can play a major of your own with these great gadgets and items that resonate the theme if the first major championship of 2015.
ECCO ‘Signature Edition 1992’ Casual Hybrid
You’ll feel like you are walking the fairways at Augusta National with these beautiful golf shoes o-designed by Fred Couples. ECCO’s ‘Signature Edition 1992’ version of its acclaimed Casual Hybrid model will be available at select retailers worldwide beginning early April. The shoe celebrates his two-stroke victory at the 1992 Masters and will be produced in a limited run of 1,992 pairs, so order a pair now! It boasts an eye-catching white/green color combination and is laser-engraved with Couples’ distinctive autograph on the outside. It combines a sleek sneaker look with a premium leather upper and advanced performance technologies, so the shoe has a patented E-DTS outsole offering nearly 800 traction angles to promote superb grip in a variety of conditions.
Kentwool Bubba Green Socks
I have a pair, you should too.
One of my favorite companies, Kentwool, is re-issuing the limited-edition Bubba Green Tour Profile golf socks with profits supporting the Bubba Watson Foundation. Use the code BWSOCKS to show your support. Available until April 30, the Tour Profile socks are made from a proprietary blend of superfine Merino wool and high-tech fibers for a luxuriously soft feel that also keeps feet dry and odor-free all day long. Made in the USA, all Kentwool socks boast a 100 percent blister free guarantee and enhanced cushioning at strategic micro-stress points for the perfect blend of comfort and support.
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Arccos Green Limited Edition Billy Horschel Autograph Series
MSRP: $499.99 (100% of proceeds go to charity)
There is a lot going with Arccos, so pay attention. The Arccos Green Limited Edition Autograph Series features a collectible box hand-signed by 2014 FedExCup winner Billy Horschel, and sensors in a distinctive green hue inspired by the year’s first major championship. This Limited Edition Series ($499) will be available starting Monday, April 6 exclusively at www.arccosgolflimited.com. All proceeds will benefit Horschel’s preferred charity, Feeding Northeast Florida, an organization devoted to providing food to needy families throughout the region.
This is GPS + live shot tracking + Tour analytics platform, Arccos maps, measures and records every shot taken during a round. Using GPS and Bluetooth technology, the system automatically captures critical data – club distances, putts per round, greens hit in regulation, driving accuracy and more – to help players identify patterns and refine strategy. Sensors attach to the grip end of each club and pair directly with the free iPhone app. There’s no need to tap, touch or interfere with the pre-swing routine. Arccos instantly tracks your game so you can see specific stats and review performance during or after each round. The app also provides GPS distances for each hole, eliminating the need to carry any additional devices.
Lamkin Special Edition Wrap-Tech and UTx Grips
MSRP: $4.99 (Wrap-Tech), $6.99 (UTx)
Now is the perfect time to regrip your clubs and Lamkin has something special in the offering. Lamkin is offering two Special Edition grips, the Wrap-Tech and UTx. Both models are available in a deep green and bright yellow colors highlighted with a contrasting white Lamkin logo. The Wrap-Tech combines a double-helix pattern with the company’s patented ACE compound, resulting in superior comfort and club control. The UTx features Tri-Layer Technology, offering golfers excellent traction, torsion control and grip stability. The two distinctive grips lend themselves especially well to golfers who are looking for slip resistant, all-weather playability and are available starting end of March for a limited time only through LamkinGrips.com.
The golf subscription service, BirdieBox is expected to unveil something special for the first full week in April.
An Ernie Els “Els for Autism” themed BirdieBox is going to be loaded with goodies and it’s all for a good cause.
BirdieBoxes in denominations of $75, $150 and $250 are expected, containing items like:
Zero Restriction Short Sleeve Wind Jacket (Blue)
Taylor Made TOUR Preferred Balls
Els for Autism Ionics Bracelet
Daphne Els For Autism Blue Head cover
F&G Tech Polo
And more… at www.birdiebox.com
These items will get you in the mood for Augusta, so order what you want and need.
If you won’t be at Augusta this year, you can watch the great television coverage.
See all the action on television:
Live TV coverage of the Par 3 Contest from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT on Wed, April 8, 2015. Live TV coverage of Tournament play from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT on Thurs, April 9 & Fri, April 10, 2015.
Live TV coverage of Tournament play from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT on Sat, April 11 and from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sun, April 12, 2015.
CBS Sports Network
Live TV coverage of the Masters driving range show, Masters on the Range, starting Mon, April 6 at 12:00 PM and continuing through Tournament week.