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September 24,2012 - Scoregolf.com
With final putts holed and a tour champion and FedEx Cup winner crowned, Brandt Snedeker and members of the United States and European Ryder Cup teams will now turn their attention to Medinah CC later this week. Up first is the obvious: travel to Chicago from Atlanta. To help streamline the process, U.S. captain Davis Love III will once again put his team’s trust in a familiar partner.
For the eighth time since the company was founded in 1990 golf travel specialist West Coast Trends, makers of the award winning Club Glove, will outfit the 12-man U.S. squad for the biennial competition. The Huntington Beach, Calif., brand’s Last Bag XL, TRS Ballistic Check-in XL, as well as the club-protecting Stiff Arm Device will be used by American players, captains and officials to get to the Windy City. This comes as no surprise. According to the Darrell Survey, Club Glove travel gear is a staple for more than 90 per cent of PGA Tour players.
Here are a few thoughts from Club Glove company founder Jeff Herold on receiving the Ryder Cup appointment via press release. By the way, Club Glove is a former winner of SCOREGolf’s Equipment & Business Awards ‘Company of the Year’ (2010) and a multiple-time nominee in other categories. In 2011 Club Glove’s microfiber Caddy Towel was SCOREGolf’s ‘Surprise Product of the Year’.
The world’s best players can’t afford to take shortcuts when it comes to ensuring their clubs and equipment are completely protected during transit. That’s especially true for something the magnitude of a Ryder Cup. That’s why captain Davis Love chose our award-winning luggage and accessories. We expect several future teams will also benefit from Club Glove gear,” said Herold.
The Last Bag XL has been through this appointment before. The collapsible travel cover accommodates tour size golf bags, a driver up to 48” long while providing ample room for shoes and accessories.
Complementing the Last Bag XL is Club Glove’s Stiff Arm Device. It’s an adjustable, three-piece telescoping crutch that is slightly longer than the longest club in the bag. It protects clubs and shafts while virtually eliminating the risk of breakage.
The newest product being added to this year’s Ryder Cup arsenal is the TRS Ballistic Check-in XL. The luggage comes with multiple packing modules to organize clothes and eliminate wrinkles. All of the pieces are made of military-spec INVISTA CORDURA® 1050 denier Ballistic Nylon for tear and abrasion resistance. The line is clearly for the well-heeled. It consists of Backpack ($349), Shoulder bag ($349), Carry-on ($699), Check-in ($750) and Check-in XL ($799) bags. All of the U.S. Ryder Cup team’s Club Glove produced luggage can be used with the company’s Train Reaction, a system allowing users to easily connect the bags together and reduce the effort needed to pull or push gear around. The system does this by creating an ideal center of gravity and weightless feel.
Among more than 100 top-ranked golfers already using the TRS Ballistic products: Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Bill Haas, Webb Simpson, Kyle Stanley, Matt Kuchar, Peter Hanson, Camilo Villegas, Johnson Wagner, Mark Wilson, Davis Love III, Chris DiMarco, Jonathan Byrd, David Toms, Scott Stallings, Charles Howell III, Zach Johnson, Martin Laird and Sean O’Hair.