Posts Tagged: Golf

My Day at Cypress Point

Golf Digest ranks the Top 100 Courses in the World, and #2, repeatedly, is Cypress Point in Carmel, California (Augusta is #3 if that’s any indication). It’s private, with a very small membership, and golf geeks can argue over whether it is the toughest course to get onto in the country, or 2nd, or 3rd, but no one would argue that it’s really, really hard to get an invitation. A few months ago, I was invited to play, and a vacation 18 months overdue was postponed to accommodate the opportunity.

Sports Style: Opening Day, Masters Tournament

Our home team, the San Francisco Giants, play their home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon. We’re cheering them on in baseball cufflinks and orange accessories. From left to right: Tokens & Icons World Series Game-Used Baseball Cufflinks, Tokens & Icons Game-Used Baseball Cufflinks, Peter Millar Chambray Tie in papaya, Wingtip Silk Tie in… Read more »

The New Blue Monster

This past weekend, the new 15th hole at the Blue Monster of Doral Golf Resort was instrumental in gobbling up over 100 shots from elite golfers vying for the WGC-Cadillac Championship. The distinct water feature of the peninsula hole is part of an ongoing 200-million dollar renovation by Donald Trump, who acquired the resort in 2011. Here’s a round-up of coverage:

One of my all time favorite photos

Click through to see a photo that was taken on October 3, 1930, at a tailor shop in Queens Village, New York. The shop built the course to entertain customers while their suits were being pressed. Genius. And upon further reflection, I suspect this photo was a subconscious inspiration for some of the amenities we’ve added to the club…

US Open: Ducks on the Fairway

Casey Martin last made a US Open appearance in 1998, right here at the Olympic Club. In the years since then, Martin won a widely heralded Supreme Court case against the PGA Tour, and took a job as golf coach at the University of Oregon. But Martin wasn’t the only Duck on the green Wednesday morning…. Read more »

Peter Millar-Outfitted Bill Haas at the US Open

There are a lot of names floating around the US Open today — Woods, Mickelson, defending champ Rory McIlroy, and the youngest competitor the Open has ever seen, Andy Zhang (14!). The guy we’re excited to see is Bill Haas. He’s always one of the best-looking guys on the course, and it may have something… Read more »

Matt Cain’s Perfect Game Golf-Inspired?

We were perusing this fresh run-down on Matt Cain‘s perfect game, when we found this item, buried deep in the AP story: “Cain’s day had already been a success. He was granted permission from general manager Brian Sabean to hit one drive into McCovey Cove alongside U.S. Open golfer Dustin Johnson before the game to… Read more »

Golf Accessories for your US Open Weekend

San Francisco’s Olympic Club hosts the US Open this week, and if history is any indication, it’s going to be an unpredictable and extremely difficult course for the contestants. Forbes magazine notes, “The U.S. Open has been contested at The Olympic Club 4 times previously (1955, 1966, 1987, 1998), and only 4 golfers total across those 4 tournaments finished the tournament… Read more »

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Peter Millar Braves the Elements

Peter Millar’s new Element4 line makes attiring yourself for nasty weather simple. Each garment provides one main type of protection, indicated by the key word on the label: wicking, warmth, wind, or water. Layer your clothes based on the words you’ll need. San Francisco in February? Reach for warmth and water (and wind, too, which… Read more »