Longball Apparel

Longball Apparel

Longball Apparel is a new clothing company, created by three Canadians who love the game of golf. Longball Apparel is not just a clothing company, but a lifestyle. When you put on a piece of Longball, you immediatley feel the passion that this company has for golf and creating adventure with a positive attitude. The brand is unique, modern and exciting and that is why Golf Life wanted to get our hands of some of their clothing to really get the full effect. With their colors, materials and selection, this clothing company is perfect for those who play golf with friends and family on the weekend or for the professional golfer.

Longball Apparel sent us a couple hats, shirts and belts to test out.

HATS: AERATED – $28

The hats are perfect for hot summer days. With multiple different colors these hats can easily be worn on the golf course or out on the town. The breathable technology on the top of the hat allows you to stay cool on the course and fashionable off the course.

POLO’S: BUMPED – $84

These premium golf shirts are made with the highest quality of material. It fits great on the shoulders and there isn’t any restrictions while you swing the golf club. Of course, built with anti-bacterial and odor eliminating technology, you will be prepared for all situations. The colors were great because they played well with our colors at Golf Life.

BELTS: SPRAWL – $35

You want to add a unique belt to the wardrobe? The Sprawl from Longball Apparel is a perfect combination of style and comfort. The strechy material allows you to bring the belt as tight as you want without the risk of breaking. You also never need to cut your belt as the material allows you to put your hole anywhere!

 

OVERALL:

Longball is a company that has created a great line of golf clothing products for the everyday golfer. From their hats, to their polos and down to their belts, our expeirence is that you will feel comfortable and fasionable no matter the situation! We encourage everyone to try out their product and join their lifestyle they are creating!

 

Top Golf Bags of 2018

Top Golf Bags of 2018

As golf continues to evolve, so does the equipment. Each year we see new clubs, clothes and accessories to help your golf game. But sometimes, we look past one of the most important pieces of equipment a golfer should have; the golf bag. Golf Life shows you our Top Golf Bags of 2018 and why the golf bag is becoming more and more important to the everyday golfer!

Golf bags used to be simple. You either had a cart bag or a carry bag and it only had one pocket for your golf balls. Today, for better or for worse, we as golfers have developed the need to bring all of our accessories with us wherever our golf bag goes. We have golf balls, tees, rangefinders, gloves, training aids and you can’t forget about those ice cold adult beverages that need to live in your bag. Luckily for us, companies have created golf bags to help us cope with all the necessities that come with the game of golf. Here are our top golf bags of 2018!

1. Vessel Bags

Since 2012, Vessel has created bags for golfers, athletes and celebrites all over the world. With their high-quality materials and craftsmanship, Vessel definitley passes the eye and the performance test for golfers and the everyday consumer. All the way down to the last stitch, Vessel’s cart bags and stand bags are what catapulted them into our top golf bags of 2018.

Vessel’s mission is to make a difference in this world. With their buy a bag, give a bag program, they are providing children all over the world with school backpacks. Since the program was installed, they have been able to give 28,095 (and counting) backpacks to children in need. Not only do they create an amazing product for the golfer and the general consumer, but their philanthropic efforts make them stand out even more! For more information on Vessel check out their website: http://bit.ly/2NYtNGJ

LUX CART 2.0 – $375

– Forward facing pockets for easy access while on a cart.

– Micro-Suede Synthetic Leather; Protects against weather.

– Passes the eye test for a beautiful golf bag.

PLAYERS STAND BAG – $290

– Simple stand system and comfortable carrying experience.

– Amazing detail with design.

– 5 colors combinations.

2. DATREK

Year after year, Datrek pushes the market forward with design and innovation. This year is no different with their cart bags and stand bags. The great thing about Datrek is the room and accessability that each golf bag gives to the golfer. They have found a happy medium between big pockets while keeping the golf bag at a reasonable size. Their versatility and accessability are what got them into our top golf bags of 2018. Find out more here: datrek.com

LITE RIDER II CART BAG – $160

– 15-way top full-length Individual Divider System.

– Soft Grip handles for easy pickup.

– Lightweight; only weights 5.5 LBS

GO LITE HYBRID STAND BAG – $150

– Lightweight; only weights 5.2 LBS

– Golf Digest Editors Choice Award Winner

– 6 Total pockets for accessories.

 

3. BAG BOY

The Bag Boy Company continues to impress year after year. They continue to create golf bags for the everyday golfer. It is no secret that Bag Boy creates amazing products for golfers like their travel covers and electric carts, but this year was the year of the golf bag. They have created two outstanding, convieient golf bags for the golfer like you and I. They have developed the VERY IMPORTANT Chiller line that is designed to keep your beverages (or adult beverages) cold during your round. Find out more here: bagboycompany.com

CHILLER CART BAG – $180

– 15- way full-lenth club slots

– Chiller pocket and removeable insulated cooler bag (Holds a 6 pack)

– Fleece lined valuables pocket to protect from weather.

CHILLER HYBRID STAND BAG – $180

– Lightweight; only weights 6.4LBS

– Top Lock Technology; Locks into most Bag Boy push carts.

-Chiller pocket and removeable insulated cooler bag (Holds a 6 pack)

 

4. JONES GOLF BAGS

Jones is another company that makes lifestyle bags as well as golf bags. This company is a bit different from all the others because they are keeping it simple with their golf line. Jones has been known to create the iconic single strap carry bags just as they had back in the day. While their golf bags are simple, they still give you enough storage space for all of your accessories. Because they are keeping it simple, but with a modern design, Jones has cracked our top golf bags of 2018 list. Find out more here: jonesgolfbags.com

ORIGINAL JONES BAG – $140

– Specifically made for the golf who loves to walk the course.

– Nylon and Vinyl material; works well in the weather.

– Lightweight; Only weights 3.15LBS

STAND BAG – $175

– 3-way club dividers

– Old school feel; modern design

– Insulated cooler pocket for refreshments.

Chippo: The NEW Backyard Game

Chippo: The NEW Backyard Game

Golf can be tough, especially the grind. Going out to practice, hitting short game shots on the range can be boring and tedious. But it doesn’t have to be with the newest golf game that is taking over backyard parties across America. Chippo is the newest golf game that you can play with your friends at the beach, backyard, or parking lot and still get your short game practice in.

It’s simple. Find three friends who love golf and backyard games. Set the boards 15 feet apart from each other and start chipping. If you hit the board…1 point. if you put it in the large hole…3 points. And if you put it in either of the top corner holes…5 points.

Chippo is a great game that you can play anywhere at anytime with friends and family. Not only is it extremely fun and entertaining, but it also allows you to work on the part of golf that we all seem to struggle with. The short game!

There is no doubt that Chippo will be the center of attention at your next party so go to chippogolf.com/golflife and same 15% off with CODE: golflife15 at checkout!

Breakthrough Golf Tech

Breakthrough Golf Tech

Breakthrough Golf Tech is a company that is revolutionizing the putting world. Their new Stability putter shaft has been making a huge splash on the Web.com Tour. It is a putter shaft that allows you to improve accuracy and deliver a predictable role. Two of the major components of putting; accuracy and role.

For starters, it is pretty simple process with getting a Stability putter shaft equipped to your putter. The folks at Breakthrough Golf Tech send you a box to ship your EVERYDAY putter to which they will install the shaft on your putter. From there, it’s all about the technology.

For most, whether you know it or not, the key to missing and making putts is directly related to MOI (Moment of Inertia: Resistance to twisting). From the moment we take the club back to the our follow through, the ability to keep the putter head square is incredibly important. When putters and putter shafts have high MOI, the twisting of the club become harder to do resulting in straighter putts. This is exactly what the Stability putter from Breakthrough Golf Tech allow you to get a grip on.

For the more technical component of WHY this putter shaft has been helping golfers all over the world, Barney Adams (A golf legend in club making) gives us a breakdown as simple as possible.

“Stability was designed to improve putter-specific motion and performance. It increases flexural rigidity and significantly reduces torsional rotation through BGT’s patented design. It limits unwanted movement by stiffening the shaft by 25% without abolishing feel and reducing torque by almost 50%, to deliver the club face squarer at impact. The performance of the shaft was exhaustively tested with hundreds of putters using state-of-the-art high-speed cameras, robots, SAM Putt Lab, Quintic Ball Roll software and Trackman4. The result was to re-invent the putter shaft from the ground up.”

Our host, Mike Billingsley had is very reliable Miura Putter equipped with the Stability putter shaft and he has seen an improvement on his ability to keep the ball on line with more confidence on short putts and long putts. Check out our review on the Stability shaft in the video above. If you want to learn more about Breakthrough Golf Tech and where you can get a shaft for yourself, check out their website at: breakthroughgolftech.com!

Top 5 Golf Sunglasses of 2018

Top 5 Golf Sunglasses of 2018

 

In golf, it is all about getting the right product for your Golf Life. People try to find the best driver or a set of irons that best fits them. What they don’t do, is take that same passion into their eyewear. You will have people who buy the $5 sunglassses at the gas station and you have the people who buy what everyone else is buying. What you don’t know is that a good pair of sunglasses can really help your golf game. That is why we did some research and found our Top 5 Golf Sunglasses of 2018 so you can find a pair that best fits your game! Just like any other piece of golf equipment, you need to find sunglasses that will help you with what you struggle with. Whether that is reading greens better, or just simply being able to see the fairway better with more contrast, we give you the breakdown on our Top 5 golf Sunglasses of 2018!

1. OAKLEY

The thing about Oakley is you know exactly what you are going to get. You are going to get high quality sunglasses that look great! As you can imagine, Oakley has many…many sunglasses to choose from so narrowing in on what is the best for golf can be tough. Here are our favorites…

TARGET LINE PRIZM: $150

– Gives great light control

– Gives you maximum contrast and enhances visibility

FLAK DRAFTS: $150-$200

– Fights Fog Build up

– Crystal clear visibility

 

2. RAY-BAN 

Whenever you see someone wearing RayBan’s the first thing you think of is “CLASS”. They are the perfect eyewear for the beach or the streets. But what you might not know is that they are extremely beneficial for golf. Not only do they give you extreme comfort, but they also give you extreme confidence. You know the saying: “Feel Good; Play Good.”

RAY-BAN AVIATORS : $150-$170

– Gradient lenses that will give you contrast like never before!

 

3. BLENDERS EYEWEAR

Blenders Eyewear is certainly a company with a big personality. From crazy colors to modernized style, this company gives you what you need to look great and gives you the performance needed to play a great 18 holes of golf. Probably the smallest company on our list, but definitley not the least popular. They are a growing company that is making a huge splash in the eyewear industry.

We tested out 5 different sunglasses from Blenders, but here are our favorite two.

MIDORI SPLASH: $50

– Frameless Crystal Clear

– Green Polarized Superflash Lenses

– Double Barrel Stainless Steel Hinge

BEACHCAT: $45

– Brown Tortoise Frame

– Polarized Amber Lenses

– Spring Loaded Hinges

 

4. UNDER ARMOUR

Just like everything with Under Armour you get strength, style, comfort and now superior vision with they new eyewear line. Under Armour is best known for everything BUT sunglasses and that needs to change. They have some amazing sunglasses that are specifically made for golf and they will help your golf game.

UA TUNED GOLF ASSIST: $100

– ArmourSight lens technology allows you to get edge-to-edge visibility

– Gives you the ability to read breaks on the greens better

UA TUNED OCTANE: $100

– A wrap sunglass that gives you maximum protection

– Coating on the lenses guards from scratches and lenses

 

5. POPTICALS

If you a person who loves the outdoors, Popticals is PERFECT for you. With their revolutionary design, Popticals gives you the ability to fold your glasses up and store them in the smallest sunglass case ever. They are the most portable sunglasses ever! The sunglass case is so small that they can fit inside of your pocket. But that is just the start, Popticals is also leading the eyewear industry with their lense technology. The three sunglasses that we tested were all equipt with NYDEF nylon lenses that give you crystal clear vision and protection. Whether you are on the trail, the water, the mountains or the golf course, you will get maximum performance from Popticals.

POPTRAIL: $190

– Made for those who want an adventure and need the best gear.

– Perfect eyewear to give you the cleanest vision.

POPSTORM: $219

– More aggressive style but very comfortable.

– A unique design (and color combos) to help you in everything you do.

POPH2O: $190

– Optical clearity gives you the best results on the water

– Fits tight on your head so they won’t slide or fall off when hitting a golf ball.

 

Honma Experience Safeco Field

Honma Experience Safeco Field

Throughout the years, Golf Life has been lucky enough to experience different opportunites in the golfing world. But not to often, do we get to experience golf in a different setting than a golf setting. This time, Golf Life took a trip to Seattle, WA to visit the Honma Experience at Safeco Field. A unique opporutinity where golf fans and baseball fans can co-exist in the same place.

Honma Golf has been creating unique experiences for golfers all over the world by installing swing studios in businesses to help get the word out on their golf clubs and club manufacuring.

We first started in the Roger Dunn Golf Shop and now they have opened a swing studio at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners. It has been known that baseball players and fans love the game of golf, so Honma took that concept and ran with it. While at a Seattle Mariners game, during the 7th inning stretch, you and your friends can go hit a couple of balls, try out Honma clubs and have some fun. Tucked right behind the center field wall, the Honma Experience at Safeco Field gives the golf fan and the baseball fan the opportunity to learn more about Honma Golf clubs.

Honma sets themselves apart from the rest of the club making business by making one-of-a-kind golf clubs, customized just for you, from scratch. Their unparralled expertise in club making gives them an upper hand on the rest of the competition. By incorperating swing studios like the one at Roger Dunn Golf Shop and the Honma Experience at Safeco Field, it gives patrons the opportunity to learn more about their amazing craftsmanship and try out the golf clubs in person.

Check out our feature video and see what it is like, first hand, to experience the Honma Experience at Safeco Field.

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