Who has the best apparel deal on the PGA Tour?
Luke Donald’s and Billy Horschel’s deals with Ralph Lauren to wear the sophisticated, yet sporty RLX line are the envy of many. Few players would turn down the opportunity to sport the modern fits and bold designs from J.Lindeberg like Camilo Villegas and Robert Rock. And then there’s Henrik Stenson, who looks like he was born to wear the functional fabrics and trendy looks from Hugo Boss.
It would be hard to go wrong with any of these brands if they came knocking at your door, but there is one player whose apparel deal trumps all of these — James Driscoll. Yes, I said James Driscoll. Thanks to his deal with e-commerce company TrendyGolf, the 36-year-old Boston native is hitting the links during the 2013/14 PGA Tour season in a variety of the brands sold by TrendyGolf. Sounds like a good deal to me. Where do I sign up?
“This relationship with James is a major step forward in how we communicate our belief that the way you dress definitely affects your game. He’s a fantastic player, has a very athletic build and will embody how trends should be worn by choosing outfits that properly fit his body type and the climate conditions”. — Adrienne Cass, Managing Director of TrendyGolfUSA.
While we’ve all dreamed about which clubs we would play and which apparel we would wear if we were on Tour, one of the ‘perks’ of being amateurs is that we can wear whatever brands we choose. We can even go crazy by mixing and matching brands on any given day. Thanks to an off-plane swing that tops out at 105 mph and a mediocre short game, I get to live this dream every day. In fact, a quick survey of the GolfThreads closet shows no less than 30+ brands.
Now, through Driscoll’s unique contract with TrendyGolf, he gets to live this dream, too. (The only difference is he can actually break 70 and receive millions of dollars in prize money.)
Look for Driscoll to be sporting the latest styles throughout the season from designer brands such as Aquascutum, Armani, Chevro, Colmar, Dunning, Elevee, Gabicci, Galvin Green, Golfino, Hugo Boss and J.Lindeberg among others. He will also appear in TrendyGolf’s fashionable lookbook (a true work of art) and his caddie will be toting a custom TrendyGolf staff bag down the fairways.
“Getting to mix and match all the brands from day to day over the course of the season is going to be a really cool opportunity. Essentially, TrendyGolf will be my personal stylist and help to make certain I have the same sense of confidence inside the ropes that I get off the course when I wear clothes that look great and fit well”. — James Driscoll, PGA Tour Player
Another cool aspect of TrendyGolf’s sponsorship of James Driscoll is a social media component that will see Driscoll interacting with fans and TrendyGolf customers about his selected outfits and their style and performance qualities.
We’ll see how this partnership develops throughout the season, but early indications lead me to believe that we’ll see James Driscoll and TrendyGolf on our 2014 Best Dressed Golfers list.
Check out TrendyGolf on the web at their U.S. site, TrendyGolfUSA.com, or their European site, TrendyGolf.com. The company is also active in the social media world and offers many contests through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.