Is 2016 the Year of Adidas?

Apparently Adidas was inspired by the dominance Jason Day showed on tour in 2015 and wanted to go on their own run for 2016.   They are the official apparel for the US Olympic Team (see previous post), launched the Tour 360 Boost Shoe and will introduce the Prime Knit Boost Shoe at The Masters next week.IMG_7266

Adidas has capitalized on this early momentum with a very solid spring collection of Apparel.  Adidas golf apparel has done very well positioned as a very sporty and athletic brand but appears to have matured a bit this year. While keeping the sporty fit and colors Adidas has created a soft place to land for the more fashion conscious customer.

A couple features we really like in the early release are the contrast color accent on the collar, placket (button area) and the sleeve of the Climacool line and the new pattern styles of Climachill Shirts.  ClimaChill remains one of the best performing shirts in hot and humid weather and a review on those will be coming in time for the heat.IMG_7265

In Adidas and All Day J. Day (had to get that in there) style the fit is right down the middle. They look good on the athletic player as well as those with a more relaxed fitness regiment.  The more athletic player should look at sizing down though just to see if the fit can improve.

These subtle changes are great touches that make all the difference in looking your best on the golf course.

Top Player & Brand combo in 2016.

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Ollie Schniederjans in Matte Grey Apparel.
Last year Ollie Schniederjans (Instagram: @ollie_gtgolf) made his professional debut at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open with a T22 finish. This followed a solid T42 finish in the U.S.Open Championship, and T12 finish in The Open Championship both as an Amateur.

Ollie is a 3 time All-American from Georgia Tech, and former #1 ranked amateur golfer in the world.

Equally as sharp as Ollie’s game, was the decision to sign with apparel designer Matte Grey (Instagram: @whosmattegrey) in his pro debut. Ollie’s classic and clean style was a standout at the RBC Canadian Open, with his outfits getting as many looks as his equally clean performance on the course.
Both Player and Brand are relative rookies this year (Matte Grey launched in 2013 by Travis Matthew Founder Travis Johnson), but are poised to make a splash on the scene in 2016. We look forward to lots of air time for Ollie this year as his great play and refreshing style continue to impress.

FootJoy Pant Review – Rain Delay

False start on my FootJoy Performance Pant review due to a size miss on my part. Sometimes you nail it and sometimes you whiff. Much like golf I guess.

The pants do look sweet though. Much heavier material for this time of year and almost have a wool look to them with that micro-herringbone pattern. Will reload with the correct size to give a proper review after the first of the year.