Archive for August, 2011

First look: ECCO BIOM Hybrid from Chapeau Noir Blog

Aug 31st

Shared from – Chapeau Noir Blog – Trends in Golf Apparel.

First look: ECCO BIOM Hybrid

The last time Chapeau Noir checked in with ECCO, hints at what was to come — namely, a move to more hybrid golf shoes — were subtley dropped. And with the ECCO BIOM Hybrid for 2012, that hint is becoming reality.

The ECCO BIOM Hybrid combines two of Chapeau Noir’s favorite golf shoes from 2011, the Golf Street and the BIOM, to create a delicious mashup that should prove ultra popular — here’s betting we’ll see ECCO man Fred Couples sporting this soon.

ECCO BIOM Hybrid for 2012. Click to view more photos.”Golf Street literally created the hybrid category, and it all began with the simple notion that a golf shoe can be much more than a golf shoe. That philosophy, along with decades of research and our foot-first approach to shoemaking, has now led to the phenomenal BIOM Hybrid,” said Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO.

Here are the product details, direct from ECCO.

  • Is the first and only hybrid model for golf that is a true performance shoe
  • Combines the award-winning Golf Street outsole with groundbreaking ECCO Natural Motion technology found in the company’s BIOM Golf style first introduced as part of the 2011 collection
  • Mirrors the foot skeleton and uses the body’s natural system for absorbing impact
  • Is built around a completely anatomical last developed by scanning more than 2,500 feet
  • Features an all-day outsole with 100 molded TPU traction bars that create more than 800 traction angles for exceptional grip and stability on nearly any surface
  • Has a triple-component insole unit to enhance cushion and performance
  • Showcases a direct-injected midsole with flexible arch support and a stabilization bar specifically designed to enhance the golf swing
  • Is crafted from Yak leather uppers that are naturally soft, smooth and breathable, yet three times stronger than other leathers
  • Uses the ECCO Hydromax™ leather treatment for superior weather protection

At $190 (around 132€), the ECCO BIOM Hybrid will be available to U.S. consumers in December. Canadian availability is scheduled for early 2012. Download the ECCO BIOM Hybrid product spec sheet.

Callaway Golf Pro Gary Player on Winning

Aug 30th

Legendary Callaway Golf Pro Gary Player talks about golf, traveling, and going around the world playing golf wanting to win. Visit

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Golf Architects/Designers: European Golf Design

Aug 29th

European Golf Design was established in 1992, based in the heathlands of England, the company is the golf course design partnership of IMG and the European Tour. European Golf Design carefully selects each member of their team for their ability and skill to create the finest golf courses. Their expertise in landscape design, land planning, agronomy, course management, construction management and computerized multimedia services allows them to create golf courses of an unrivalled level of quality to their clients around the world.

European Golf Design has now made a name for itself by consistently producing high quality and successful resort, members and tournament golf courses, on schedule and within budget. Our courses are consistently highly rated by golfers and the golf press alike. Already three of our courses have been voted best new course in Europe and two are named in the top 100 courses in the World.

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Nurtau Golf Club, Kazakhstan

Aug 28th

Nurtau Golf Club is situated in one of the best Kazakhstan resorts called “Alatau” near Zayli Alatau foothill, with its picturesque landscapes, mild climate and wide meadow was possible to build such an impressive layout. Few golf courses in the world have a backdrop as spectacular as Nurtau, where the snow dusted peaks of the Tien-Shan mountain range dominate the skyline.

The starting point of Kazakhstan’s golf may be considered in 1992, when the director of a sanatorium complex “Alatau” Tuktibaev OB was in London. It was there that he became acquainted with this noble game. Immediately the idea of ​​introducing golf in his country came to life. It all started with the construction of Golf Club “Interlyuks” that began in 1995 and in 1996 it opened as a 9-hole golf course. Being very popular, in 2003, it was expanded to an 18-hole course and renamed the Nurtau Golf Club. Foreign specialists who visit the club remark its wonderful green conditions and praise the green keepers work over the grass quality.

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Golf Funny Commercial #46

Aug 27th

Spalding Cruise Ship Hill Holliday Commercial Spot.

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Golf Cartoon #34

Aug 26th

Thou shall not lose trust in your golf swing #18

Aug 25th

Phil Mickelson showing fantastic touch at the infamous Island 17th on the 2011 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass .

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Golf Mobile Aplication

Aug 24th

What makes a Smartphone different from the common mobile phone; it’s their ability to run applications (a.k.a. Apps). Apps are clever programs that enable you to do an amazing range of things on your Smartphone. There are hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from, for almost any use and on almost any subject, and the golf world it is not an exception. The problem sometimes is to find apps that are intuitive, efficient and secure especially when you are dealing with on-line payments.

Just Tee just launched their mobile application for your iPhone or Android Smartphone, this free download app is available on the iTunes store and Android Market. This application enables you to quickly access golf rates and book golf green fees in Portugal and Spain over your Smartphone, you also have access to course details, location and nearby courses. We really appreciated the inclusion of small videos of the golf courses, although they are not available in all the courses (about 70% of them have a video), but we believe that has more to do with the way that the golf courses promote themselves than on the operator side .

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Vastrm helps us avoid dressing like clones

Aug 23rd

Has this ever happened to you?

You show up on early on Saturday morning at the club for a two ball with a friend. You’re wearing matching polos. Absolutely, 100 percent identical, without a team match play event in sight. Fortunately it’s just you, your playing partner and the starter, and that old guy can’t see past the pinsheet. It’ll be a different story post round as you arrive back at the clubhouse during prime time. You deal with it, but c’mon, it’s embarrassing. Don’t let it happen again. It won’t, with Vastrm Fashion coming to the rescue.

A custom polo from Vastrm. Click to configure yours.Vastrm (pronounced vas’ trum) is an ultra-easy to use online make-your-own polo configuration tool. Think for golf shirts. No more looking like a clone on the first tee again. Even if you do tell your friends about it. But wait, there’s more

Golf Architects/Designers: Bobby Weed

Aug 22nd

Bobby Weed was born in April 13, 1955 in Irmo, South Carolina, USA. His parents were Robert C. and Margie Johnson Weed. Robert Sr. worked in construction, but his grandparents were farmers. The Weed family farm was large, and some of the land was sold to a developer who built the Coldstream Country Club. Bobby learned to play golf when he was ten, and while a teenager, convinced his father to allow him to use a family soybean field near the golf course to build a Driving range because the club didn’t have one. Bobby did much of the work himself. Thirty years later, the Weed family still owned it.

In the university he played and baseball and graduated with the class of 1973 at Irmo High School. Weed played on the school’s golf team while attending Presbyterian College, then transferred to Lake City Community College in north Florida, where he enrolled in the Golf Course Operations and Landscape Technology program, recognized as one of the finest in existence. While working a summer golf internship at an Amelia Island Plantation course, Weed was introduced to golf architect Pete Dye, the most notable golf architect in the second half of the twentieth century, who was revising the Amelia Links course. After graduating in 1977, Weed returned to Amelia as assistant superintendent. He was invited to join Dye’s crew in 1980 at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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