We are back on Daylight Savings Time and that can only mean one thing - we're on the brink of new golf season! Whether you're dealing with winter thaw or spring showers, those first few rounds of the year can be a sloppy proposition, so to get you ready, we're excited to bring you a closer look at some of the new offerings from the Titleist Gear team. These products will keep you comfortable and help you play your best when you brave those unpredictable conditions during the first few rounds of the season.
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Let's start with a golf bag that will keep your clubs and belongings dry. The Players 4 STADRY Stand Bag is a waterproof solution that weighs in at only 3.8 lbs. The bag has 6 pockets to stow all your foul weather gear and comes in 10 color options. The Players 4 STADRY boasts a number of unique features, including:
• STADRY™ Waterproof construction with seam-sealed zippers.
• High-grade aluminum legs and advanced hinged bottom for best-in-class stability and durability.
• Self-balancing, convertible strap system.
• Dual-density foam for long-lasting comfort.
• Spacious full-length apparel pocket.
We asked our resident expert, Sean Slater, Golf Gear Product Manager for Titleist, about the Players 4 STADRY and he had this to say – "The Players 4 STADRY is the perfect bag for anyone playing in the elements. All of our STADRY bags feature our tried and true waterproof materials and seam-sealed construction to keep the contents dry."
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One of the first things you should pack in that Players 4 STADRY bag is some gear to keep yourself dry when the skies turn gray. The Gear team has two great hat choices to do just that – the STADRY™ Performance Twill and the STADRY™ Performance Bucket. Both models will keep you looking stylish while also keeping the rain at bay.
• The Performance Twill and Performance Bucket are each made from water-resistant STADRY™ materials to keep you protected from all the elements.
• Each hat is constructed with no-run, no-fade color-fast materials and an antimicrobial, moisture-wicking sweatband to keep you dry and reduce odor.
• Available in both White and Black, we topped both models off with Titleist Tour logos for an authentic on-course look.
• The STADRY™ Performance Twill also works hard to keep you dry and comfortable with bonded seams and Titleist proprietary rain gutter trim.
From Sean Slater: "Players will have gloves and outerwear that they use to keep them dry when it rains, but elements headwear can often be overlooked. All of the benefits a player gets from clothing and gloves to keep they dry and comfortable in the rain apply to headwear too. "
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Take a look on Tour and you'll notice that every caddie carries one, indispensable piece of equipment – a good towel. A golf towel cleans your golf ball and keeps the grooves of your clubs free from mud, grass and sand. In wet weather a good towel also keeps your hands and grips dry, absolutely essential to controlling the club and hitting solid shots.
We have a number of great options for this staple accessory, from the high-tech STADRY Performance Towel and DRIHOOD to our new Tour-inspired Players and Tour Staff towels.
From Sean Slater: "The one accessory I always have on my bag if there is any chance of rain in the forecast is the DRIHOOD. I love the idea of having my towel and rain hood in one, but what I appreciate most is that it keeps the towel side dry. There is a membrane inside the hood that prevents the transfer of water from the waterproof hood side to the towel side."
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You can't have lush green fairways without those April showers, and when the skies do open up, a high-quality umbrella is a must. The Gear team has created both a Tour Double Canopy model (68” of coverage) and a slightly smaller Tour Single Canopy (62 inch"). Both models feature premium anti-inversion designs (great for those days with gusty winds) as well as ergonomic handles with a proprietary hub pattern for maximum grip. The canopy material in both models also features UV protection, so they can also offer shade and relief during the hottest days of summer.
From Sean Slater: "We work hard with Tour Players on our Umbrella designs. Players need to have a durable umbrella they can rely on but they also want a solution that won't weigh down their bag. We spent a lot of time to make sure our Tour series umbrellas meet the demands of the top Tour professionals."
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