19.12.14

TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE


Car smoking ban will be brought in by the UK government.
To help you drive to the golf club here's our smokin polo.
#smokinpolo #golfrefugees 
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16.12.14

TOO MANY BALLS


Are golf tours too similar?

All 18 holed manicured courses, drenched in water and synthetic fertilizers. Where golfers are allowed to use the same number of clubs and new balls on every tee. Are they really the ultimate test of golf?

How about some variety during the season?

The golf media moaned when Rory lost out to Hamilton for Sports Personality of the year. But could golf learn from Formula One? Race cars are restricted to the amount of fuel they can use and the number of engines during the season.

How about events where pros are restricted to only two golf balls per round? If they smash one out of bounds that only leaves another to complete the meaning holes, meaning different strategies would have to be used.
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15.12.14

RORY IS WRONG


Rory McIlroy has called for a faster version of golf in a bid to attract young players to the sport.
Sport England figures show that the number of 16-25-year-olds playing the game regularly almost halved between 2009-10 and 2012-13.

Isn't it amazing just how comfortable the governing body of golf (the R&A) still feel after losing 50% of young golfers in just a few years?

However, McIlroy goes on to say, "I don't think they need to alter tournament play formats, I think they work very well. It's the grass roots - definitely not at our level."

It can’t be working very well if young people are running to other sports as fast as you can say ‘Lewis Hamilton’. This sharp decline in young participation levels also coincides with a number of top professionals winning on tour as teenagers.

Golf Refugees suggest that its no good just changing the grass roots, the tours also have to change and adapt to our faster world. You've seen this in other sports who have brought in shorter, faster formats for professionals.

Sorry Rory you've got to change too. You cannot just carry on as you are and leave it to grass root golfers to change in order to keep young people playing golf.
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13.12.14

LET 2014


Three great stories emerge from final tournament of the 2014 Ladies European Tour in Dubai. British teenager Charley Hull ties for fifth and wins the Order of Merit, the youngest ever winner on the LET. Rookie Georgia Hall scores a hole-in-one on the 15 th and wins herself a 50k Mercedes car, even though she hasn't passed her driving test.
The Emirates Golf Club tournament also marked a return to top form for England’s Melissa Reid.
If you have a daughter, buy her some golf lessons for Christmas. You couldn't have three more inspiring role models for young female golfers.
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10.12.14

HELP GROW GOLF


Our new campaign to help grow the game of golf. Inspired by arguably the best golfer of his generation TW.
‪#‎spitswearthrowgolf‬ ‪#‎golfrefugees‬
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9.12.14

WHO'S THAT


I can't believe this is what Rory wears underneath his sweatshop polos.
‪#‎tigerwhosthat‬
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4.12.14

SHIRT LIFE


When we have spoken to professional golfers about supplying apparel it has been based around 40 polo shirts per year.

This has recently made us think about the possibility of tracking the life of a shirt. From the production of the fibres, to the colour dyeing and then onto which tournaments the shirt has been worn and what happens after that.

Naturally many people follow their favourite sport stars but would they follow the life in pictures of a sport stars shirt?
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