Fresh off a few days scoping out the latest merch at the PGA Show, Tour Editor Michael Ruuska gives us the scoop on Will Zalatoris’ new FJs, an apparel brand making inroads on the LIV Tour, a new must-have Galvin Green layer, the never ending jogger debate, and more.
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Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
While I was visiting with a FootJoy competitor at the PGA Show I was asked what the highlight of the show had been. The answer was easy. The FootJoy Wilcox! Will Zalatoris gives us a sneak preview. These killer kicks are otherworldly and that ain’t hyperbole.
Henrik Stenson (Redvanly & ECCO Golf)
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen quite a few LIV Golf athletes wearing Redvanly in Dubai. Buddies, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, were among the most notable. Greg and I had an opportunity to visit with Andrew Redvanly in Orlando and I can see why Ice Man and Poults chose to wear what they did. It is great stuff! Something tells me you’ll be seeing a lot more of Redvanly at LIV Golf events this season. Stay tuned.
Ian Poulter (IJP Design & FootJoy)
Prankster, Ian Poulter wasn’t pulling one over on us here. He broke out some vintage apparel from his defunct IJP Design for the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
Thomas Detry (Hugo Boss & G/FORE)
With Stenson and Patrick Cantlay no longer wearing Hugo Boss, who’s the boss now? Thomas Detry is their most recognizable (and only?) Tour presence. I can’t help thinking Detry would look really good in head-to-toe G/FORE.
Nico Echavarria (Original Penguin & FootJoy)
Original Penguin Golf was another one of my favorite stops at the PGA Merchandise Show. For 2023 they will continue to dip into their archives to get inspiration for their retro prints, as well as have some fun with whimsical Pete polos. I always loved the engineered chest stripe on this 70’s styled OP polo from last Fall. Clearly, Nico does too.
Sam Ryder (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
Despite Phil Mickelson’s cheeky (?) disapproval of Sam Ryders joggers and ankle socks, Erik van Rooyen and I are fans….
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Looks like Rory is gaming an updated version of the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2. From what I can tell, it appears the heel collar, tongue and eyelets have changed on this model. Recently, I noticed Rors has been mixing in House of Fleming belts on occasion. I applaud this move but question the shirt/belt combination.
Matt Wallace (J.Lindeberg & FootJoy)
In my opinion there were two notable exemptions from the 2022 Threadies, Brian Gay and Matt Wallace. I featured this JL Hibiscus polo a few weeks ago when Viktor Hovland wore it. It deserves a second look because it REALLY “pops” against the white trousers.
Adri Arnaus (Lacoste & Puma Golf)
I am in full agreement with Brian Gay’s assertion that white pants are always a better option than khaki. However, if you choose to wear khaki, do it like Adri. This polo is classically bold and adds depth with its wide stripes. Bonus points for the belt and Puma Ignite shoes (the brown leather tab on the tongue looks rich).
Lanto Griffin (Galvin Green & FootJoy)
Lanto, you animal, you! I have never seen that leopard print accent before on the MyJoys site. Pros get all the good stuff. Including early access to the Galvin Green Donald Insula jacket (it will be released mid-February). Can’t wait for this one!
Johannes Veerman (Chervo & FootJoy)
Look closely at the pattern on these Septaria Chervo trousers. The signature print, “Tuscan Hill” is subtle enough that I suggest you zoom in and admire its beauty. Breathtaking.