Bud Cauley is back from injury and teeing up on the Web.com Tour this week in some fresh threads from his new clothing sponsor, Maide by Bonobos. Cauley, who has previously worn IJP Design and Greg Norman Collection, is Maide’s first brand ambassador on the PGA Tour.
“Bud is a tremendous golfer whose professionalism and personality embody the spirit of the brand,” says Maide’s Brand Manager, Ben Wescoe. “As a young label we are thrilled to have representation on the Tour and feel Bud is a great representation of Maide. He’s a young pro destined for great things and we’re excited to be alongside him on his path to even further success.”
If first impressions mean anything, then this looks to be a great player/brand fit. Maide’s classic designs, effortless good looks and modern silhouettes mesh nicely with Cauley’s southern roots.
“Maide is a stylish, fun and functional new golf brand who I’m thrilled to represent on tour,” states Cauley. “The clothes fit great and the designs combine modern fabrications with classic style, which I appreciate. I jumped at the chance to partner with them.”
For his Maide debut at the Air Capital Classic, Cauley sported the label’s new M-Flex Flatiron Polo and technical Highland Pant. The M-Flex Flatiron is one of Maide’s showcase pieces for 2015. It features stretch back panels for increased range of motion and the brand’s high performance, moisture-wicking fabric.
Cauley completed his opening round look with Maide’s Clubhouse Stretch Belt and FootJoy Icon Shield Tip Shoes — two smart choices. The navy belt blended well with his overall look and the brogue-style shoes were a perfect complement to his classic kit. We also appreciate that Bud didn’t wreck this look with a white belt, and for proving that your hat, belt and shoes do not have to be the same color.
For the rest of the season, look for Cauley to be outfitted in curated looks from the brand’s latest spring collection. As we look towards fall, expect him to layer with Maide’s performance yarn sweaters, like the Knockdown Half-Zip (shown below).
Unfortunately, Cauley’s game didn’t have the same precision in round one as his apparel. He carded a rusty 80 in his first start since labrum surgery. No worries. We know Bud’s game will be as on point as his style in no time.
Maide by Bonobos is available for purchase online at www.maidegolf.com as well as at select pro shops and major retailers across the country including Trendygolf, New York Golf Center, PGA Superstore, Golfsmith, and Nordstrom.