Black is the new black! TaylorMade launched the new R1 Black Driver today and it is, well, unbelievably cool. The R1, released earlier in 2013, introduced us to the concept of an adjustable driver that can be fine tuned to fit anyone’s game. From Tour pro to beginner, the R1 offered one club head that could be adjusted to everyone’s swing. The R1 instantly became the number one driver on the PGA Tour and found its way to millions of amateur’s bags, as well. So what’s new with the R1 Black Driver, you ask? Technically speaking, nothing at all… except the finish–it’s black. And contrary to what you might think, that is a very big deal. There are countless golfers around the world who feel a driver ought to be black, not white. There is genuine science behind the white phenomenon; that being the optical illusion created by the contrast between white crown and black face that makes the club head appear huge, inspiring confidence. Fair enough, but for those among us who want the aggressive look of all black, then who cares what the science says. Black is back—and it has some upgrades with this new R1 Driver. The glossy finish is truly beautiful and TM incorporated the R1 alignment graphics on the crown, but with a significant difference. Whereas the “face paint” graphics are almost overwhelming on the original R1’s white matte finish, they are subtlety done on the R1 Black, offering a distinctive look that adds to the uniqueness of the club. The graphics are, in a word, cool. And so is this driver. You can pre-order the TaylorMade R1 Black Driver at DGW today.
Tiger Woods picked up his 4th victory of 2013 and the 78th of his career at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass on Mother’s Day. The season is still young, but in winning over ½ of his PGA Tour starts thus far, Tiger is setting a torrid pace that leaves many speculating that 2013 will be his best season ever. Tiger captured his second Players Championship while wearing his new Nike Tiger Woods TW’14 Golf Shoes. The TW’14s further enhance the fit, feel and function first developed with the TW’13. Like the previous version, the new TW’14 utilizes Nike Free technology designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot. The innovative outsole allows the golfer to keep contact with the ground longer to better harness the energy of the foot to the shoe, and the shoe to the ground. A new upper offers improved ventilation achieved through the use of strategically-located perforations that increase breathability without compromising waterproof protection. “With this shoe, we worked diligently to take every detail to a new level,” said Tobie Hatfield, Athlete Projects Innovator at Nike. “In the TW ’14, Tiger wanted more stability with mobility and we’ve accomplished that by using Nike’s Dynamic Flywire Technology which moves with him, but stabilizes his foot when he swings. We also increased breathability of the shoe by using a full mesh tongue.” The new TW ’14 also has a new color available-Cool Grey with Vivid Blue and Venom Green accents, which will be available August 1, 2013. The Nike Tiger Woods TW ’14 Golf Shoes are available for pre-order today at DGW.
Tiger Woods took in some final preparation today arriving early at Augusta National to get in some range work and a (relatively) quick nine holes while wearing his Nike Tiger Woods TW Chest Stripe Polo in Violet Force/Fiberglass/Metallic Silver. Tiger remains the odds on favorite to win the Masters and if he does, he’ll be wearing his signature TW Line from Nike Golf. While you may not play the same game as Tiger (and no one does), you can play the game in the same apparel. You can order all your Nike TW apparel from DGW. If Tiger’s wearing it, we have it.
Bubba Watson is in Augusta, Georgia this week to defend his Masters title. His off season signing with Oakley was big, if for no other reason than, unlike some endorsement deals, Bubba and Oakley are the perfect fit. Both have a reputation for creativity and innovation–and for doing what they do unlike any other competitor in their respective fields. Oakley makes high performance athletic apparel, among other things, and they seek innovation at every turn. Bubba is the most innovative golfer on the planet. Bubba and Oakley team up this week for the first Major Championship of the golf season: The Masters. You can bet that Bubba will dazzle millions with his natural ability and creativity and that Oakley has equipped him with the finest performance apparel to allow him to do his thing before millions of golf fans. You may not play like Bubba Watson, but you can get his wardrobe right here at DGW. As an authorized retailer for all things Oakley, we have Bubba’s entire Masters 2013 wardrobe available for you. Take a look at Bubba’s Thursday outfit featuring the Oakley Fade Polo in Red Line and Take Pant 2.0 in Jet Black. Then peruse his stuff for the rest of the tournament, as well. Order now and you’ll soon be wearing the finest athletic performance apparel on the planet. Oakley, Bubba and you—sweet.
Tiger Woods tooled around Augusta national in the company of 14 year old Tianlang Guan on Tuesday in preparation for the start of the Masters, and then talked to the press. He said he feels comfortable at Augusta National, and that he’s comfortable with “every aspect” of his game right now. That has to be worrisome for the rest of the field. He also looked comfortable, and why not? The man has his own apparel line. Today he was sporting the Nike Tiger Woods TW Trajectory Polo in Electro Orange and Nike Tiger Woods TW Ultralite Pants in Stadium Grey/Metallic Silver. We’ll let you know what Tiger’s wearing today, so you can be appropriately attired tomorrow. Check out the entire Nike Tiger Woods TW Collection at DGW.
Spring is finally here and that means The Masters is right around the corner. In the modern era, no one is more closely associated with winning Green Jackets than Tiger Woods, and in 2013 Tiger takes his reclaimed status as World Number One to Augusta as the prohibitive favorite. We at DGW can’t wait to see what happens this year at Augusta National, but like fans everywhere, we’ll just have to wait and see. We don’t have to wait, however, to see what Tiger will be wearing at the year’s first Major Championship. We have the inside scoop on all of Tiger’s Nike apparel for each day of The Masters, and you can get it right here at DGW. We all know Tiger will be wearing red on Sunday, but which red is the question, and we have the answer. Tiger’s 2013 Sunday Masters polo will be the Nike Tiger Woods TW Emboss Polo in Hyper Red/Metallic Silver. He’ll also be wearing the Nike Tiger Woods TW Ultralite Pant in Black/Metallic Silver, and if it’s chilly enough, you’ll see the Nike Tiger Woods TW ½-zip Cover-Up in Stadium/Metallic Silver. Each day, Tiger will be wearing his Nike TW 13 Golf Shoes, TW VR_S Tour Cap and Nike Dri-Fit Golf Glove. You can check out all of Tiger’s Masters outfits—the stuff he’ll actually be wearing for the entire Masters Tournament—right here at DGW’s 2013 Masters Tournament Tiger Woods Collection. Order today and you can be wearing it before Tiger.
The Masters begins in just two weeks and every golf fan knows which golfer will be favored to win. Tiger Woods recently regained World Number One status over fellow Nike athlete, Rory McIlroy. With his third victory in five PGA starts this year, Tiger appears primed to add a fifth Green Jacket to his collection. Like Jack Nicklaus before him, Tiger seems always to be at his best at Augusta National, the home of The Masters. For even the casual fan, there’s just something about the year’s first Major that heightens interest in the game. It’s a special place, Augusta National, and the Masters is a special tournament that breeds special champions—like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. To commemorate the Masters, Nike introduces a special edition shoe. The Tiger Woods TW13 Limited Edition Golf Shoes are available today at DGW. The Limited Edition TW13 is Tiger’s shoe, made to his exacting specifications, and decked out with deep green, yellow and red accents on the outsole, eye-stay and tongue. Modeled after the Nike Free running shoe, the TW13 is known for its superior feel, fit and function—and Tiger wears them for every round. The TW13 may not be the only reason Tiger has regained his Number One position in the world, but they are distinctive enough, just like the Masters, to inspire this special version for a limited time and in limited quantities. Order your Tiger Woods TW13 Limited Edition Golf Shoes by Nike at DGW today.
The Masters begins in just over two weeks and DGW has a number of Limited Edition items available to commemorate the year’s first Major championship. Read the rest of this entry »
Nike Golf swept to victory on the PGA and LPGA Tours over the weekend, with Nike Athletes winning both PGA Tour events, plus the LPGA Mission Hills World Leaders Championship. Tiger Woods dominated the rest of the world’s best golfers at Doral Resort and Spa in South Florida to win The WGC Cadillac Championship by 2 shots for his second victory this year and 76th of his career. In the opposite field event in Puerto Rico, Nike athlete Scott Brown captured his first PGA Tour victory while fellow Nike staffer Suzann Petersen won the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship in China. DGW carries the full line of Tiger Woods TW apparel, plus all the Nike polos, pants and shoes worn by the other members of Team Nike. We carry the complete 2013 Nike Tour Performance, Tour Premium and Tour Sport apparel lines offering a huge selection of the highest quality performance apparel for your game. Check out all the Nike Golf products available now at DGW.
Callaway Tour professional, Gary Woodland, is just like the rest of us, it seems. Not long ago he put a new three wood in the bag, one that had been fitted to his exact specifications. After playing it for a number of rounds, however, Woodland was unhappy and took it back to the Callaway Tour trailer for a new shaft. The reason? He was hitting his new Callaway X Hot Pro Three Wood too far! It seems that his normal three wood specs, configured with his new X Hot Pro Fairway Wood, resulted in his having too much firepower on par fives. He was forced to choke down and throttle back, so he actually replaced his Graphite Design prototype shaft with a heavier X-100 steel model to take something off the 294 yards he was hitting his 17 degree X Hot Pro (into the wind). The rest of us will never have that problem, but we can have the same fairway wood. The new X Hot and X Hot Pro Fairway Woods are the longest ever produced by Callaway. These new fairway woods borrow the forged cup face design from Callaway drivers, moving the weld line away from the face to allow more control over face thickness and tolerances. Because of this new design, and through the use of high strength 455 Carpenter steel, the new Callaway X Hot face is 40% thinner than last year’s RAZR X Black fairways. The X Hot Fairway Woods tested right at the USGA’s limit for spring-like effect. That means distance. That is what we all crave. The X Hot Fairway line offers performance without having to increase club head size, or add a slot to the sole. Engineers also reconfigured the weighting of the sole through an internal wave-shaped pad that acts to push the center of gravity slightly forward and low to reduce spin. Together, these design and material elements make the X Hot line truly worthy of the name. They are Hot! Order your X Hot or X Hot Pro Fairway Wood today at DGW.