American Flag head cover
The American Flag head cover, as seen in the bags of Team USA at the 2016 Ryder Cup, is one of the most time-intensive head covers produced by the Northwest-based golf company, Seamus Golf. Each of the 13 stripes and 50 stars are individually hand-cut and sewn by in-house artisans. Each cover is made from 100% wool that is milled in the Pacific Northwest. $195 at www.seamusgolf.com.
Sweet Spot Skirts
Sweet Spot Skirts offers women golfers a terrific selection of golf skirts that are functional, while providing full coverage to meet club dress codes. Their skirts are adjustable and reversible (2 skirts in 1) and provide flexibility in fit within their most popular sizes running from 2-14. Sweet Spot Skirts are also made locally in the USA. From $79 at www.sweetspotskirts.com.
Ben Hogan PTx™ irons
The Ben Hogan PTx™ irons has expanded its appeal and line of golf clubs to suit a wider variety of player types. These irons feature a co-forged titanium core, which serves to remove a precise amount of mass from the center of the club head, while still preserving face thickness and also optimizing perimeter weighting for better shot-making precision. The PTx™ irons are available in exact lofts between 20 and 47 degrees. The suggested retail is $169 per club for steel and $184 per club in graphite. www.benhogangolf.com.
Nike Air Zoom 90 IT Men’s Golf Shoe
Nike Golf has released an updated favorite of Rory McIlroy’s; the Nike Air Zoom 90 IT Men’s Golf Shoe. The shoe features a waterproof upper in addition to an inner sleeve to help keep the Pacific Northwest moisture at bay. It also boasts an integrated traction pattern for enhanced grip and a springy cushioning in the forefoot– courtesy of Nike Golf’s Zoom Air Technology. Guaranteed waterproof for one year. $175 at www.nikegolf.com.
Utility Stand Bag
The Utility Stand Bag is born from the simple classic designs synonymous with Jones Sports Co, a legendary brand born in Portland, OR over forty years ago. Offering golfers’ streamlined design, functional accessory pockets, and a double shoulder strap this bag will prepare you for years of golf club carrying fun. Features include classic 3-way divider, six pockets, and a beverage sleeve with insulated liner yet the Utility bag only weighs a paltry 5 lbs. $199.95 www.jonesgolfbags.com
New golf clubs or a tour-quality golf club fitting are the perfect gift for the golfer in your life. Club Champion is the #1 premium club fitter, builder, and retailer of the best brands in golf. The company delivers a tour-quality fitting experience similar to the ones PGA pros receive on tour. With more than 35,000 hittable head and shaft combinations, experienced fitters, and master builders– Club Champion can find the perfect club(s) for your golfer. www.clubchampiongolf.com.
Pitchfix has a line of some of the most innovative golf divot repair tools and accessories on the market. Pitchfix has a full line of products including the Twister 2.0 named “Best Divot Repair Tool” by Golf Digest in their first ever Editors’ Choice Awards. The Twister 2.0 features a patent pending and exclusive 3-pronged metal retractable system that out performs all other divot repair tools. Over 20 color combinations and all products are available in gift boxes. $cost www.pitchfixusa.com
Cutter and Buck
Northwest stalwart Cutter and Buck continue to produce golf apparel that is designed to tackle the wintry Pacific Northwest elements with ease. Their system of serious outerwear pieces work together to provide true weather protection with a solid fit and feel. Layered up or worn alone, every piece in this system works together in an array of modern options – all while retaining complete comfort. Two essential pieces include the fully seam sealed waterproof CB WeatherTEC Trailhead jacket $158 and the CB WeatherTEC Cedar Park Full Zip fleece $92 www.cutterbuck.com