The Perfect Golf Gloves Made With AA Cabretta Leather

The Perfect Golf Gloves Made With AA Cabretta Leather

When it comes to your golf life, you want everything to be perfect. From your bag to your clubs to your golf accessories. But what about your golf gloves? It’s no secret…people just don’t care that much about their golf glove. But what if we told you that your golf glove has a lot to do with how you play out on the course. Companies like Bender Gloves is changing the way people look at golf gloves. No longer is it just something that goes on your hand. It’s an asset to your game and you HAVE to have the right glove in style, comfort and color!

Bender Golf Gloves was created from the idea that people need more options when it comes to their golf gear. The boring white glove is not going to cut it anymore! We can’t be the only golfers in the world that care about what our golf gloves look like and how they perform. Bender Gloves aimed to please those golfer who were looking to get away from the white glove and add some color and uniqueness to their game. Hence, Bender Gloves was created!

 

MAYBE YOU’RE LOOKING TO ADD SOME COLOR TO YOUR GAME…..

and loved the idea of matching your shirt to your pants to your golf glove! Whether you are playing in a 4-person scramble, a charity golf tournament or just out on the course with some friends, there is no reason why Bender Gloves should not be on your hand. For every occasion or situation, Bender Gloves has the ability to help you on the golf course and with your confidence. These golf gloves are an extension of your personality so why not show off that personality every time you step on a golf course.

With four different styles to choose from, all with the craziest colors, you are sure to find the right fit and color for your golf life. Pick from the Synthetic golf gloves (gloves that are your traditional fit and feel glove), the Mesh gloves (made to be breathable and stretchy), the Synthetic Gloves (They give you the feel of a traditional glove, but with breathable traits), and the Elite Model. All These golf gloves are made with AA Cabretta Leather!

Why is Cabretta Leather So Important?

Golf gloves made with cabretta leather are so important because of three reasons; Durability, Performance and Look!

DURABILITY: When it comes to gloves, you want something that will last the test of time. AA cabretta leather is the highest quality material that you can find on a golf glove. Round after round and year after year, this material will handle the rain, snow, wind and sun. You won’t have to go looking for a new glove every round because these Bender Gloves will be there for you!

PERFORMANCE: If you are like me, you have a certain feel you want when your glove touches a golf grip. You don’t want your hand sliding all over the place, you want a glove that will hold true to form and not waver from where you put your hands when you get ready to swing. This leather holds us and create a comfortable grip every time you grab a club.

LOOK: Like a lot of golfers, look has A LOT to do with if you like something for not. From style to style and color to color, these gloves are aesthetically pleasing because of the AA cabretta leather. With each color, the leather plays well with the design of the glove.

Reunion Resort: Plenty For Everyone

Reunion Resort: Plenty For Everyone

Reunion Resort

Reunion Resort, an AAA Four Diamond-rated property, is an exclusive 2,200-acre destination which promises a vacation wonderland and conveniently located six miles from Walt Disney World and only 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

Orlando is a town full of surprises and excitement around every corner. At Reunion Resort, you’re in the middle of all of it. It’s just minutes to downtown Orlando and to all the theme parks. No wonder this is a top family vacation resort year after year.

The resort’s accommodations include luxury 1 – 3-bedroom Villas and multi-bedroom vacation rental homes. No matter what you choose, they all include spacious living and dining areas, full kitchens, patios and balconies. Master Suites feature a king size bed and private master bathroom, fully equipped kitchens and flat-screen TVs and DVD/CD players in living room and bedrooms. Washers and dryers are available in most units. Some vacation rental homes include added benefits such as private swimming pools, game rooms and even their own putting greens. There’s also complimentary high-speed wireless internet and complimentary self-parking. Sit down and relax; this ain’t your average hotel room.

You’ll never run out of things to do at Reunion Resort. The fitness center offers cardio and weight- training equipment or, if you’d rather see more of the property, bike rentals are available. There’s also yoga available on Mondays and Thursdays at Heritage Crossing.

Reunion also offers an amenity that can be enjoyed by the entire family, a waterpark! There’s a one-mile lazy river where you can relax on an inner tube and just float to your heart’s content; waterslides with twists and turns, a large kid’s area with water activities, a kid’s pool area and volleyball courts. If solitude is more your style, there are 11 pools around the property.

After a day of energy-expending activities, the Boutique Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Here you’ll find five luxurious treatment rooms where the staff embraces a personalized approach and offers soothing massages, signature facials, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and hair services. They use only the finest botanical products that provide stupendous results for every skin type. These services provide indulgences that enliven the senses, soothe the body and replenish the spirit.

Not all, but many of the guests at the Reunion Resort are here for golf. And why not? You’ve got three of the best courses in the area built by three of golf’s finest Champions: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity.

 

Reunion Resort 18th Hole

The Palmer Course is built on hilly, roller coaster-like terrain and boasts dramatic elevation changes – up to 50 feet in some places, which is a lot for Florida! Short par 4s and reachable par 5s create a unique variety of risk/reward shots. The greens feature quite a bit of undulation. Many of them are oversized, some feature multiple tiers, crowns and ridges; very seldom do you find yourself with a straight putt. While it may be the shortest of the three courses, it still offers a good mix of long and shot holes that will have you hitting every club in your bag. Something else you don’t usually experience in these parts of Florida are uphill shots. There are several elevation changes whether it is hitting over a deep depression on a par three hole or trekking uphill to the green on a par 5, it is certainly a welcome change from your typical Florida round of golf. Six tee locations on each hole make The Palmer Course enjoyable for golfers of all abilities.

The Watson Course is highlighted by fast, firm and wide rolling fairways, undulating greens and a variety of strategically placed bunkers and large greens. This was Watson’s first crack at a Florida design and for my money he couldn’t have done a better job. It has more of a links style to it than its two sister courses. The one hazard absent from this course is water – you won’t find it anywhere except at the comfort stations. What you will find is sand in over 120 bunkers of varying shapes, sizes and depths. If that’s not daunting enough, there’s also a few waste areas and some fairly significant elevation changes for this part of Florida. The Watson Course is as much about strategy as it is about length and embraces a shotmaker more than a long ball hitter. Using common sense and not trying to overachieve or be heroic as you make your way around the course will go a long way to putting up a good number.

The Nicklaus Course is a parkland-style layout that will test every level of golfer from tee to green. With elevated tee boxes and greens, this Signature design by Jack Nicklaus can be as deceptive as it is beautiful. There are more than 100 bunkers on the course, as well as small, postage-stamp greens, and a few forced carries. Tee boxes are beautifully landscaped and well maintained, fairways are meticulously trimmed and groomed, and the greens deserve their own article! Many of them are elevated and surrounded by evil bunkers and waste areas. The Nicklaus course is not your typical resort course; it’s more of a “player’s” course. Scoring well here requires a significant amount of accuracy off the tee – anything hit wide left or right will either be irretrievable or in some sort of hazard – most likely a waste bunker. A player who is more of a thinker as opposed to someone who wants to grip it and rip it will prevail out here.

All three courses are in great shape year-round and the grounds crew is painstakingly meticulous. Staff is friendly and helpful, especially the starters. If you haven’t played the course before, listen to them carefully. They will give you a wealth of information. If you’re in the area, you owe it to yourself and your golf game to play all three courses at Reunion Resort. It’s the perfect destination for a round of golf on one of three fabulous courses designed by three of golf’s greatest players. It’s also a great spot for a family vacation.

Reunion Resort Forte

A world class resort needs world class dining and Reunion doesn’t disappoint. Their flagship restaurant Eleven, sits atop the Reunion Grande on the 11th floor, and is unquestionably Orlando’s unparalleled star gazing destination.

Eleven is best described as a modern steak house with a nouvelle feel. Their creative menu offerings include premium steak cuts and signature entrees. The ambiance and décor cater to today’s generation and the open-air veranda and nightly fireworks accentuate the sights and sounds of the open kitchen. Their dynamic wine list, signature cocktails and an expanded by-the-glass selection offers wine pairing for every palate. Seating is done on a first come, first serve basis.

If Italian’s more your mood, then Forte’s your answer. They are an authentic Italian Bistro, and serve up specially prepared dishes in a warm and rustic atmosphere. Their fresh ingredients are indigenous to the region of Tuscany, but also serve dishes found in all regions of Italy. The dining area is both formal and warm, with Italian music playing softly in the background. Forte features an extensive cabernet and merlot wine list as well as signature sections from different regions of Italy. No matter what your menus selection, the well-educated staff at Forte will help you find the perfect pairing. Forte is located on the main floor of the Reunion Grande.

If you find yourself famished after your round and can’t wait to bite into something, the restaurant at the Reunion Clubhouse is always a good choice. They feature regional American cuisine served in a casual and comfortable setting. The menu appeals to golfers, members and resort guests alike with selections that are simple and recognizable staples of American comfort food. Their servers provide speedy service so that you can get back to enjoying your favorite resort activity and forget about that one bad hole.

These are just some of the dining choices available to you at The Reunion Resort. If you’re planning on being in the area and are considering different resorts, why not pick the place that has it all – Reunion Resort. For more information or to book your next vacation, give them a call at 1-866-880-8563 or visit them online at www.reunionresort.com.

Reunion Resort Palmer course

DAVID THEORET | GOLF LIFE | THE GOLFIN’ GUY

Hammock Beach Resort: Saltwater, Sand and Golf

Hammock Beach Resort: Saltwater, Sand and Golf

Hammock Beach Resort

Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast Florida offers the best of many worlds. Whether it’s a relaxing spa weekend with the girls, a playcation with the kids or, a mancation golf trip with the boys Hammock Beach Resort has got you covered.

Accommodations at this AAA Four-Diamond-rated resort range from an intimate oceanfront lodge to an array of spacious villas and suites located in their oceanfront 12-story tower. These stunning villas and suites range in size from one to three bedrooms, and feature full kitchens, washer/dryers and multiple bathrooms – making them the perfect choice for family retreats.

Ladies will love the Spa and Wellness Center at Hammock Beach. Drawing from the bountiful resources of their two miles of unspoiled beach, the Spa at Hammock Beach has aligned their product offerings to reflect just that. From thalassotherapy products rich with sea minerals to coquina-laden scrubs, their goal is to enhance your spa experience. With 12 different facial treatments and 14 massage and body treatments available, there is something for everyone.

Hammock Beach Pool

There are lots of activities to keep the kids busy too. There’s the water park, where they can fly down the water flume or float around the lazy river in the 91,000 square-foot water pavilion. There’s also skim boarding and surfing on the ocean and bicycle rentals. As if that’s not enough, there’s the 18-hole putt-putt course which isn’t necessarily just for the kids. It consists of 18 straight holes, doglegs and even a couple of bunkers, all built on real grass putting surfaces. There’s more than enough things to do to keep the kids busy for long periods of time.

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For guys, it’s all about the golf, and why not? You have, at your disposal, two championship golf courses built by two golf legends: Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. The Ocean Course offers some stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean while the Conservatory Course offers sand – lots of sand!

The Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course shares the same property as the resort while the Watson-built Conservatory course is just a short 10-minute drive away. Both courses have incorporated vital beach elements. The Ocean Course closed in 2016 after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc upon it, and reopened in October 2017 as a completely redesigned golf course that is more beautiful than ever. The carnage caused by Matthew along the coastline has opened the course up to expose more of the ocean and offer up better views. Of course along with that comes more wind.

You’ll know what I mean when you play Number 18, a long par 4 regardless of the tees you play. Playing your tee shot down the left center of the fairway is best although not easily done with the wind blowing in off the ocean. If you miss your drive out to the right, you’ll leave yourself a longer approach shot which is complicated by the fact that the green is well elevated. Guarding the green on the left is a dune as well as a deep bunker front left and grass hollows on the right side and behind the green. Make a par or better here and you have accomplished something!

 

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The Conservatory is a Tom Watson design and is the longest golf course in Florida; but it doesn’t have to be! Six sets of tees let you choose the yardage that best fits your game. As you make your way around this beautiful layout you will come across some remarkable sights: waterfalls, babbling brooks and veneered field stone work. Although much of that is on the periphery, there are about 140 sand and coquina bunkers as well as three sod-faced bunkers designed to keep you honest.

Number 18 at the Conservatory is an excellent finishing hole that offers a fantastic view of the golf course from the elevated tee box. Long ball hitters need to be careful of the water on the left side off the tee. For the rest of us mere mortals, the water won’t come into play until the second shot. Even at 600+ yards from the back tees, this hole can be reached in two, by long ballers, but you’ll need enough club to carry the stone bulkhead that guards the green. Golfers need to be aware that the landing area for your layup shot gets very narrow and there are pot bunkers on the edges of the fairway. If you favor the right side of the fairway when you layup, you’ll be left with a short chip shot to a well-guarded green. Believe it or not, #18 does give up a lot of birdies!

Although you don’t have to be staying at the resort to play a round at Hammock Beach, you won’t find tee times on either the Ocean Course or the Conservatory Course on any of the online tee sheets. Golf rounds can be requested and booked through their website.

Hammock Beach Grill

Hammock Beach Resorts offers a multitude of dining opportunities, not the least of which is the Atlantic Grille. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with views overlooking the Atlantic. The Atlantic Grille features contemporary world cuisine with the emphasis being on fresh seafood.

For starters, try the Lamb Meatballs; the cucumber yogurt dipping sauce compliments the lamb very well. If you’re a seafood lover, you can’t go wrong with the Chilled Seafood Tower for Two, which includes oysters, poached shrimp, mussels, clams and seaweed salad with a variety of sauces. There’s also an option for an oyster tasting. Atlantic Grille’s She-Crab Soup is rich, and thick with plenty of crab. For salads I recommend the Baby Greens which consisted of spring greens, onions, toasted walnuts and goat cheese, served with a lemon honey vinaigrette dressing. All of the ingredients combine for an incredible one of a kind taste. For entrees, you can’t go wrong with the Seafood Cioppino or one of Atlantic Grille’s steaks, cooked just the way you like it. Everything is presented beautifully and is very tasty.

Another fine dining experience at Hammock Beach worthy of a visit is Delfinos. Delfinos features Italian favorites, as well as Certified Black Angus meat selections from the Butcher’s block and tempting seafood specialties. They also have an extensive wine list that includes many European varietals by the glass or retrieved from our cellar.

If you’re looking for something more relaxing after a long day on the golf course or at the beach, check out Loggerheads. They offer an expanded pub menu as well as comfortable and well-appointed surroundings. The drink menu features small batch bourbons, local craft beers and cocktails. There’s even a giant sixteen-foot TV screen, making Loggerheads the perfect spot to watch your favorite sports team in action.

In addition to these dining opportunities there is also the Lobby Bar & Sushi which is a morning favorite for a quick breakfast pastry and a cup of coffee. The Sushi Bar is a small. Intimate restaurant that serves the finest sushi grade fish and freshly prepared varieties of temaki, sashimi and chirashi. The Ocean Bar & Café is surrounded by six acres of multi-level pools and offers dining selections as well as refreshing libations. It’s located on the upper level of the Fantasy Pool Complex.

There are many ways to get to Hammock Beach. Most guests arrive by car, or tour bus; some of the more flamboyant will dock their boats in one of Hammock Beach’s slips. Don’t have a boat? No problem; charter services are available for a variety of activities: sport fishing, sunset cocktail cruises and kayaking.

Hammock Beach offers guests a number of special packages including summer escapes with the family or just a romantic getaway for the two of you. There are all kinds of golf packages available including an unlimited golf package which will have you playing all the golf you can handle on either championship course. If tennis is your game, Hammock Beach also offers the Ultimate Tennis Package, which includes accommodations, four hours of tennis instruction and complimentary court time.

To see all of the different packages available from Hammock Beach or to book a reservation, give them a call at 386.246.5500 or visit their website at www.hammockbeach.com.

David Theoret | Golf Life | The Golfin’ Guy

David Emerick – NCJGA

David Emerick – NCJGA

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How the NCJGA Started

8:00 AM in Oceanside, CA David Emerick wakes up and looks out onto the 18th hole at Goat Hill Park. This is the course he grew up with. This is the course where he learned to play golf. And this is the course he teaches the younger generation the beautiful game of golf in the NCJGA.

After looking out the window with his cup of coffee, David Emerick gets in his golf cart, packed full with training tools for his students and heads to work. With the ocean no more than 5 miles away, he drives his cart onto the 18th fairway and onto the the clubhouse where he starts his day.

In 1990, David Emerick created the NCJGA (North County Junior Golf Association). After teaching for over 30 years, Emerick found his niche in junior golf teaching. The value of teaching kids the game of golf and how it can help impact not only their lives, but the overall strength of golf is what he loves about the NCJGA.

The mission behind NCJGA is to all kids the opportunity to learn the game of golf and enjoy the game of golf. Emerick is a teacher who will encourage the kids to shoot for their dreams, but also gives them an ideal look at what it takes to reach that dream. Having fun, enjoying the game and working hard is the motto of what Emerick is teaching and providing with the North County Junior Golf Association.

The best way to get your kid involved in golf is to find a Pro at a golf course and sign them up for Sat. or Sun. class. The NCJGA is working with the First Tee organization and the Boy and Girls Clubs near you.

For more about the North County Junior Golf Assocation, check out their website: NCJGA.COM

Callaway Golf: The NEW GBB EPIC Driver

Callaway Golf: The NEW GBB EPIC Driver

Callaway Golf: The NEW GBB EPIC Driver

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Callaway Golf

There’s cool, and then there’s EPIC! This is Callaway Golf’s newest addition to the driver family. This is the GBB Epic (Great Big Bertha). If you are purely going off the “eye test”, this driver is BADASS! If you are looking for a futuristic, modernized driver, Callaway Golf has created it. Between the chrome, black, and green, this driver looks to be extremely clean. For some, the “eye test” is all you need, but here at Golf Life we like to dig into the technology and what it does the best!

The GBB Epic is all about ball speed. The ability to create more ball speed is the name of the game. It is my opinion that with all the technology in all the drivers today, it is hard to get a leg up on the competition when it comes to ball speed. It seems like everyone has their own ideas, but nobody has simply slipped away from the competition. Callaway is claiming that their new Jailbreak Technology increases ball speed in a real way. The NEW Jailbreak Technology is said to dramatically increases the distance in your drives by stiffening the body of the face to transfer more energy to the ball. Seems plausible. The Jailbreak bars inside of the golf club, just inside the club face, is made with titanium bars that create a strong connection between the crown the sole. Stronger connection between the two means more distance after impact.

On the flip side, the club head is made out of triaxial carbon with a titanium exo-cage. In “average golfer terms” this means that the clubhead is extremely light weight allowing for amazing control and forgiveness. We have seen sort of the same technology with the M1 and M2 Drivers from TaylorMade. Now, when you put a lightweight head and a reinforced clubface together, you get a golf club with tons of speed and tons of distance.

As for the sound of the club, we won’t truly know what it is all about until they fully release it to the consumer. You will be able to pre-order this golf club on JAN. 13th, 2017. The GBB Epic Driver looks to be a solid golf club with a lot of potential. If you want to learn more about the technology, specs, or shaft options CLICK HERE!

Rory McIlroy Switches to Callaway, Titleist & Odyssey

Rory McIlroy Switches to Callaway, Titleist & Odyssey

Rory McIlroy Switches to Callaway, Titleist and Odyssey

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This was certainly one of the bigger storylines to look forward to in 2017. After Nike stopped all production on golf clubs, there were several high-profile names looking for new equipment to use. These high-profile free agents demoed, practice with, and played multiple manufacturers to find the best fit for them. For Rory McIlroy, though, the search is over and he has found a home with some big brands.

Although Rory McIlroy has not agreed to any new endorsements yet, he will be playing new sticks in 2017. McIlroy is said to be switching his Woods and irons to Callaway. He will be playing the new GBB Epic Sub Zero collection for the woods and the Apex MB for his irons. Reports have confirmed he will also be using an Odyssey Putter and Titleist ball (Pro V1x). For his short game, he will be using the famous Titleist Vokey wedges.

“I want to play the new ProV1x ball and I know the Callaway driver works the best with it,” McIlroy told the site. “I also know my Nike irons don’t work as well with the Titleist ball because of the groove format. Too spinny, and a loss of distance.”

The big takeaway here is the Odyssey putter. In recent history, Rory McIlroy had been very “off and on” with his Nike putter. You might even remember him changing his grip towards the end of the 2016 season. So the fact that he is going with Odyssey says a lot about the production of that specific putter. Another big takeaway is the fact that he is actually changing his clubs. Again, towards the end of the 2016 season, he was playing at peak performance. So changing clubs could mess with that mojo!

“No reason to start changing just because I can. I’m comfortable with everything,” McIlroy said at Bethpage Black. “I’ve got them to save me three years’ worth of golf balls, so at least I’ve got a golf ball that I like and that I know that I can play well with.”

Now, let’s be honest. How hard could it be to get used to a new ball? I understand the woods, irons, wedges and putters because of each manufacturers forging process and specific grooving patterns, but a golf ball can’t be that hard.

We will see how he does. He will debut his new set of golf clubs at the BMW South African Open on Jan. 12th. Here are my predictions on how he will do on the first hole.

DRIVE: Pushes it right, into the rough, at 317 Yards

IRON: Miss hits his iron a little left, missed the green, goes into the greenside bunker

Wedge: Hits a beautiful flop shot out of the bunker and puts it 8 feet from the hole

Putter: Misses his 8-foot putt, taps in for a bogey on #1.

Mark my words, it will be the clubs fault when all of this goes down! Wait and watch, it will happen!

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