Archive for December, 2011
Palmer aces No. 7 in Round 4 of CIMB. In the final round of the 2011 CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia, Ryan Palmer cards a one on the 210 yard par-3 7th hole.
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Shared from – Chapeau Noir Blog – Trends in Golf Apparel.
This is the time of year Chapeau Noir receives a myriad of glorious event invites from golf companies far and wide / large and small, most of which revolve around the year’s biggest golf shmoozefest, January’s PGA Merchandising Show in Orlando.
Unfortunately (because CNG isn’t a full time money making venture) Chapeau Noir must, with deep regret, turn down tantalizing invites such as the one that arrived this week from Oakley, touting the 2012 release of the Oakley Cipher golf shoe.
With the Cipher, Oakley is throwing it’s announcing it’s presence in the alt-golf shoe game, as this ultra-lightweight beauty features ‘nanospike’ technology to replace traditional spikes while offering superior traction.
With more and more of the industry’s established market leaders entering the hybrid golf shoe game on the heels of early to market trend setters like ECCO, TRUE Linkswear, Kikkor, it is innovation — and ultimately the consumer — who will benefit from a wider choice of styles, fit, and niche.
Michel Gayon, born in 1958 is a former member of the French Golf Team (1975-1985), he became a golf architect in the early years “80” at the expense of his sporting career. He could have become pro however he chose a different path and he does not regret it. Michel Gayon creates courses that all golfers want to play and will enjoy, while challenging the best players in the game. In 1983 he founded the Michel Gayon Golf Design which has quickly become one of France’s leading golf course architectural firms.
On his portfolio he has more than 50 golf courses noticed by their harmony and their technical aspects, accessible to players of all levels and tailored to both practice of the competition and relaxation. Some dream courses designed by Michel Gayon are Gloria New Course in Antalya (Turkey) Bourbon Reunion, Saint Endreol Golf Resort, Golf Club Dakar, Sable-Solesmes Golf Club, Golf Club Esery. This courses have also shown the versatility to hold top professional tournaments, like the Challenge Tour ( Sablé-Solesmes ) or French Pro Championship ( La Domangere ), while still delighting the average everyday player. But wait, there’s more
Platja de Plas golf course is situated in the heart of the Costa Brava and is the oldest golf courses on the Costa Brava, surrounded by hundreds of pine trees it runs parallel with the beautiful white sands of Pals beach. Designed by the English architect Mr. Fred Hawtree the first holes on the first Costa Brava golf course were inaugurated in the summer of 1966, and soon after, in 1968 the extension of the course was undertaken with nine holes more until the 18 regulation holes stipulation was fulfilled.
The new regulation course was inaugurated in 1970 with the celebration of the “Spanish International Amateur Championship”. Two years later, the Golf Platja de Pals, held the “1972 Spanish Open”. Narrow tree-lined farways and doglegs are the features of this superb and testing course. Pals is one of the few courses in Spain with a par 73, due to the fact that it has 3 par 5’s on the back nine.