Best New Golf Stuff
Waste Management Phoenix Open 2021: Three fun headcovers to celebrate the People's Open
There's no shortage of cool, new golf products being released on a weekly basis. Whether it's modern, fashion-forward apparel; stylish but ultra-comfortable shoes; useful accessories; sleek tech; or some other sort of on-course gear, we have eyes everywhere. We're combing through the best of it all to pinpoint the best new golf stuff we're talking about in our office. We figure you'll be interested, too. So to help you stay on top of all the latest golf styles, we're rounding up the most recent product drops and collections you need to know about. *All products featured on Golf Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
The always-innovative Dormie Workshop designers developed three headcovers to celebrate the Waste Management Phoenix Open this weekend. Each premium leather headcover is handcrafted in Dormie's Nova Scotia-based shop. The Putt Responsibly putter cover ($125) has three layers of foam protection beneath the embroidered design and is available for blade or mallet style putters.
For driver protection and a great statement-maker on the bag, the Big Cactus on Course cover ($225) features the Arizona Flag across the top of the cactus-shaped headcover. The arms on the cactus are designed with intricate spine stitchings to resemble the real desert plant—showing just how much attention to detail goes into these creations.
The third design in the collection is the Anti-Quiet Sign ($175) that serves as a reminder of just how loud crowds are encouraged to get in Phoenix. The statement-making fairway-wood cover can be designed with or without the handle.
J.Lindeberg X Whim
The two out-of-the-box golf apparel brands have teamed up on a unique caddie-inspired collection. The line includes a one piece jumpsuit made of luxe green or navy wool, a matching waist pack and two unstructured caps. This look isn’t for everyone, but it’s a high-fashion nod to the caddies we know and love.
Available at jlindebergusa.com
7 For All Mankind Tech Series Pant
The cult-favorite denim brand launched a tech pant this fall that has been getting golfers attention. The 5-pocket styling is on the more casual side, but the wrinkle-resistant fabric and slim fit design is easy to dress up when you need to. It’s got the stretch you need for a round of golf, water-repellent fabric and is available in six colors—navy, black, gray, khaki, green and burgundy.
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The Tech Series Adrien 5-Pocket in Military Green | BUY NOW: $198
The Tech Series Adrien 5-Pocket in Navy | BUY NOW: $198
The Tech Series Adrien 5-Pocket in Khaki | BUY NOW: $198
The Tech Series Adrien 5-Pocket in Black | BUY NOW: $198
The Tech Series Adrien 5-Pocket in Burgundy | BUY NOW: $198
The Tech Series Adrien 5-Pocket in Charcoal | BUY NOW: $198
Stitch Birdie Bag
This ultra-versatile bag does it all. It’s a backpack, cooler and carry-on luggage with removable inserts that make it easily convertible. The magnetic cooler insert will keep items cold for up to 24 hours, the work insert makes it a great daypack to store a computer or other materials you need for the commute and when all the inserts are removed, it can be used a duffle bag or luggage with a full zipper that opens wide so you can access all parts of the bag.
Theragun X (RED)
Therabody has teamed up with (RED) to develop an exclusive line of Theragun products with a charitable aspect. Therabody will donate two percent of every item sold to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response and (RED)’s fight to end the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The collection includes the Theragun Pro ($599) in black and red, a white and red Elite ($399) and the mini ($199) in a bold red colorway.
Nike “Rather Lucky Than Good” Footwear Pack
Nike announced a collection of golf shoes that were released Masters week. The line prominently features corduroy fabric across the shoes that is stylish in a you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it kind of way. The retro designs are enhanced with 1970’s-inspired orange and green details and three of the five shoe designs feature an ultra-vintage kiltie tongue cover.
For a closer look at the collection: Nike to release vintage-inspired corduroy golf shoes during Masters Week
Adidas recently released the Cold.Rdy collection of cold-weather gear optimized for working out. The collection has a range of pieces for both men and women including some classic basics and bold statement makers. There is a golf-specific jacket on both the men’s and women’s side and a variety of athletic pieces that can be incorporated into any golf ensemble. Each piece is insulated, has moisture-wicking properties and an ultra-lightweight feel. From base layer mocknecks to outerwear shells, it’s a solid offering of layering options to keep you on the course well into the winter months. For a more in-depth look at the collection, click here.
Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour and Victory Tour NRG Golf Shoes
Nike released two limited-edition golf shoes in ultra stylish red, white and blue colorways—available only for those with a free Nike Membership. Like most of the limited-edition drops from Nike the Air Zoom Infinity Tour Golf Shoe is selling out quickly. Sizes are extremely limited, but if you're lucky enough to find a fit, you'll be the envy of all your golf buddies. The Infinity NRG ($180) has a red heel, a flag-inspired side stripe and patriotic tongue detail. The Nike swoosh at the side of the shoe is outlined in gold for an extra colorful touch. The Victory NRG Golf Shoe ($200) has more sizes in stock with a similar Americana motif and metallic finish. The synthetic leather toe and heel is a pearly off-white color that's contrasted by a bright red upper. Gold lace eyelets and a gold Nike swoosh bring additional luxe touches to the upscale shoe.
B.Draddy has been quietly perfecting its new collection with a focus on developing a proprietary fabric engineered for golfers. “After years of research and development, I finally developed a fabric that I felt was worthy of the Draddy name," SVP & Creative Director Billy Draddy said. "Something ultra-lightweight with exceptional body and truly unique in the space of performance golf apparel.”
The jersey knit is made with a polyester yarn for an excellent balance of stretch and breathability. Draddy also wanted to ensure that it wasn't so lightweight to become sheer, so he ensured it was a full coverage fabric. The golf shirt ($115) comes in four styles including a simple solid and three varieties of stripe design. Also part of the collection is a complementary retro-inspired pair of golf shorts with a button tab waist. Available in four colors ($120).
Pre-orders are available for the newest wearable in the Fitbit lineup. The Fitbit Sense focuses on enhanced wellness in the COVID era with stress management functionality, an ECG to monitor heart health and temperature sensing abilities. It has all the features of the popular Versa 2 (and new Versa 3) for fitness tracking, fielding notifications from your phone and has a six-day battery life. The smartwatch will retail at $330.
More information at fitbit.com
FJ released a new hat design that saddle golf shoe loyalists and fans of throwback styling will appreciate. The embroidered design is subtle yet unmistakable for a stylish cap without in-your-face branding. It's a simple performance hat that will match any look—even if you're more of a hybrid shoe type.
BUY NOW: $30
Thoughtful golf shirt company Tillinger designed a sustainable polo with a premium feel. Made with a blend of recycled polyester and spandex, the shirt is lightweight and ultra-breathable. It comes in four colors and each is finished off with the brand's hallmark contrasting pattern beneath the front placket.
BUY NOW: $68
To celebrate the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Puma Golf released a capsule for each of the three host cities. The Boston collection debuting just before the Northern Trust at TPC Boston includes colors and designs inspired by the city's Irish heritage, fishing history and the hometown Celtics. The Chicago Transit System and city flag were incorporated into the styling of two hats and a pair of golf shoes for the Chi-town series to celebrate the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields. For the third and final event of the playoffs in Atlanta at East Lake, Puma turned to bold reds and vintage styling as a nod to the professional sports played in the capital of Georgia.
The brand Snaps created a unique accessory to cover up boring snapback hat straps. Known for jewelry-like link designs, Snaps recently launched a golf version of the popular strap. Available in gold or silver, the snap slips over your hat strap and has a built-in magnetized ball marker.
Available at snapsofficial.com
At-home putting mats have been hard to find these days. A fan favorite, the PutterBall indoor/outdoor golf game quickly sold out and has been on back order for most of the summer. The brand recently announced that inventory has been replenished and is available to ship. Great for getting some practice reps in at home or as a beer-pong-like game, the set is currently on sale for $170 (normally $190).
BUY NOW: $170
Sunday Golf Loma Bag Series
Sunday Golf launched its first product, The Loma Bag. It's an ultra-lightweight golf bag designed with par-3 courses and range sessions in mind. It fits up to eight clubs and weighs just under two pounds. The oversize carry handle makes it easy to transport, and Dualflex-reinforced legs make for a durable stand without adding weight.
Available at sundaygolf.com ($115)
A few months after rebranding as Therabody, releasing a refreshed product line of Theragun massage devices and launching a CBD collection, the company has added two new looks to the lineup. The brand's most popular consumer percussive-massage gun, the Elite, and the ultra-portable Mini are now available in an all-white colorway. The sleek-looking devices have become a staple with athletes for muscle recovery and injury prevention.
To celebrate the return to the NBA, Seamus golf designed a headcover for each of the 30 teams—plus two throwback editions as a nod to the defunct Seattle Supersonics and Vancouver Grizzlies. The covers were designed in Seamus' workshop in Oregon with a focus on honoring the best retro looks of each team. Available in driver and fairway sizes, covers start at $95.
Available at seamusgolf.com
While Nike teases the limited edition NRG purple fade colorway of the Air Max 270, Air Zoom Infinity Tour and Air Zoom Victory Tour golf shoes (expected to drop soon), the brand quietly added two more flashy colorways to its current golf shoe collection. The Nike React Infinity Pro Golf Shoe now comes in a neon variety and the Air Max 1 Gs got a turquoise-and-orange upgrade.
Fashion-forward apparel brand Whim Golf recently launched a fundraiser to raise funds for The First Tee Greater Chicago in an effort to expand access to golf for underprivileged youth in the area. As part of the drive, Whim collaborated with New Era on two retro 5-panel golf hats. Available in black or stone, each have an embroidered Whim logo at the back and the stone version has an extra-stylish contrasting panel. All proceeds from sales of the caps in the month of July will be donated to The First Tee.
Tommy John is known for making performance-ready boxers and briefs that are extremely popular with golfers. In recent years, the brand has expanded its offerings to include apparel and sleepwear with ultra-soft fabrications and comfortable fits that have gained a loyal following. In a step further into golf, Tommy John has released two golf shirts packed with performance attributions and luxe-feeling materials. The shirts are both anti-microbial, full of stretch and have moisture-wicking qualities. The primary difference is one is meant to be worn tucked in and the other untucked.
Out-of-the-box apparel brand Psycho Bunny teamed up with the footwear innovators at Swims on a limited edition collection of footwear, accessories and menswear. The line includes the Bergen Polo, with fun contrast tipping, quick-dry properties that's finished with a cooling, lightweight feel. The collaborative footwear in the line are also sure to be a hit with the upscale Venetian Loafer and Pool Slides—both with a heathered mesh upper and comfortable rubber soles.
Available at psychobunny.com
Tom Brady and Alex Guerrero's wellness brand TB12 just released a palm-sized muscle roller designed for targeting small muscles with deep vibrating massage. Coined a "pliability tool" this ball will help muscles prepare for movement and recover post-activity by increasing blood flow in the area. Great for treating sore feet or pinpointing specific sports of the back and shoulders, this tool has four vibration settings for a variety of treatment options.
Puma Golf released a fashion-forward casual golf apparel line along with the bold RS-G Golf shoes launched earlier this summer. For layering, the collection includes a classic crewneck sweatshirt with water-resistant fabric ($80), a lightweight knit hoodie ($90) and an ultra-stylish Sherpa quarter zip jacket ($120). These pieces might be a little warm for peak summer temperatures, but they're great for early-morning rounds and will stay on-trend through the fall. The line also includes an ultra-soft collarless henley golf shirt ($60), athletic inspired golf shorts ($55) and modern jogger pants that are perfect to pair with the RS-Gs ($130) or other retro golf shoes.
Golf shirt company Rhoback developed a fun collection of non-medical-grade face masks to keep you safe and stylish. The mask is lined with a soft organic cotton on the inside and an antibacterial, moisture-wicking poly exterior. The reusable masks are machine-washable and have a pouch for a filter insert to be added. As an added bonus for each mask purchased, the brand will donate one to someone in need.
This at-home putting accessory allows you to turn anywhere into a practice putting green, helping your game with a fun message. The handmade training aid ($125) is designed to replicate the sound of a golf ball falling into a real cup, adding to the uniqueness of this piece.
Shot Scope made some significant improvements on its GPS watch lineup with the launch of the V3 ($180). Smaller than your average smartwatch, the V3 is also 20 grams less than the company's previous model. The colorful screen is easy to read distances in direct sunlight and has a database of 35,000 preloaded courses. Each shot is tracked through sensors that screw into your clubs to provide game-analyzing data. It's also got interchangeable straps that come in a ton of colors to match any style. Read more about how the Shot Scope V3 GPS watch stacks up, here.
After nearly 20 years, dress shoemaker company Johnston & Murphy has returned to golf with the XC4 Golf Shoe ($179). It’s a waterproof leather hybrid that uses the company’s temperature regulation to keep you cool in the heat or add warmth during chillier rounds. Durable lugs allow this upscale shoe to be worn off the course without damaging the traction on the sole. Read more about the shoe and the brand’s history in golf, here.
Activewear brand Lululemon launched a summer-golf-ready line of apparel just as the temperatures are starting to peak. The collection is made with a performance technology fabric called Ventlight Mesh that's lightweight, breathable and made to keep you cool on the hottest days. Each piece is also made with four-way stretch that accommodates active motion, including the golf swing. The ABC Jogger ($128) is an ultra-comfortable pant that, if styled properly, can be appropriate for golf. And with the addition of Ventlight Mesh, expect to see them on the course even more.
The Airing Easy Bomber Jacket ($148) is water-repellent to manage moisture coming from sweat or the elements. It's a light layer you'll want to pack for those times the sun goes behind the clouds or when you enter an air-conditioned grill room post-round.
If you're on board with short-sleeve button-down shirts gaining popularity in golf, the Airing Easy Short Sleeve Shirt ($98) is a great option. It's got a fun, manageable pattern with touch of Lycra for extra stretch and shape retention.
The Commission Pant ($128) and Commission Short ($88) are chino-inspired bottoms with an ultra-refined look. The Ventlight technology make either length great for golf and have zinc incorporated into the fabric, adding anti-stink properties.
Puma has released a bold golf shoe that's sure to turn a few heads this summer. The chunky shoe is a popular look in the fashion world that takes inspiration from 1980s footwear styles. The trend often referred to as "dad shoes," has seen a revival in the last few years with Puma's RS street shoe leading the charge. The company further remixed the retro style to optimize it for the golf course in the new RS-G golf shoe. Read more about the RS-G Golf Shoe, here.
To mark the start to summer, Adidas is releasing an ultra-stylish, summer-golf-ready version of the popular Codechaos golf shoe on June 20. The LE was originally inspired by the locale of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. With a nod to the region's 1967 "Summer of Love," designers used a colorful tie-dye pattern and emblazoned the tongue with the words "Summer of Golf," which Masun Denison, global footwear director at Adidas Golf, admits has taken on a new meaning.
“When we designed this shoe roughly 18 months ago, we clearly had no idea there would be a global pandemic that would impact all sports including our own,” Denison said. “We knew that adding those three words on the tongue would make this shoe special, but those three words mean so much more now that we are actually able to get outdoors and play the game we love."
The "Summer of Golf" golf shoe ($170) will be available in limited quantities June 20 at adidas.com.
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Puma teamed up with Arnold Palmer Enterprises on a collection to honor The King. Each piece is designed to create looks authentic to Palmer's iconic style. Rickie Fowler debuted the soft pink King's Cardigan ($140) at the Charles Schwab Challenge, and it's available now. The wool-blend sweater is lined with a preppy white piping and is topped off by luxe shell buttons. The sweater also comes in a dark blue shade, if pink isn't your color. The AP line also includes a pair of leather slip-on golf shoes ($100) and several pieces inspired by Arnie's passion for aviation. The Citation Print Woven Shirt ($90) and Cessna Short ($95) feature an airplane print inspired by three of the planes Palmer owned.
Photo By: Justin Kosman
Recently dropped in the new summer collection, Linksoul brought back the fan-favorite cotton chambray woven shirt with fresh summery patterns. The top comes in a brick colorway with a floral pattern ($88) or a light denim with a leaf pattern ($88). The spread collar maintains the modern-yet-refined look that's great for summertime events. For a simpler look, Linksoul also launched an Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt ($82) with an ultra-lightweight and breathable fabrication. The golf-appropriate shirt is consciously designed with fabrics made from recycled polyester and organic cotton.
Add some modern Americana styling to your on-course look with this golf glove collection from Asher Golf. The Patriot Collection Box includes three unique glove styles for $65–the bold Red Burst (originally $24), the subtly stylish Americana ($24) and the sophisticated, deep navy Anapolis ($24). Each is made with a single-piece, precision cut AAA Cabretta Leather that feels like butter on and the refined constrasting details only add to the luxe look and feel.
Puma golf released an upscale version of the company’s NXT golf shoe. The Ignite NXT Crafted shoe ($140) has leather accents on the saddle and tongue that create a refined look, without sacrificing comfort or on-course performance elements. A foam midsole creates noticeable energy return and hexagonal lugs on the sole add stability and traction to the stylish golf shoe.
Photo By: Justin Kosman
The San Diego luxury bag company is releasing three new golf bag styles this year. The first is available for pre-order for Vessel email subscribers and will be available for purchase online June 29. The VLX ($335) is a mix between a Sunday bag and a lightweight stand bag. It’s made with durable vegan leather and will be available in black, white, dark green and a colorway the company calls iridium that is a white with black and orange details.
More information at vesselbags.com.
The Brooks-Koepka-designed Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour golf shoes, announced in January, are finally available to buy. The golf shoes ($160) were designed to feel like running shoes but perform at an elite level on the course. The Air Zoom Infinity Tours come in three colors—white, black and a multicolor version with hints of neon yellow and pink.
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The Nations Pack features five limited edition models of the CODECHAOS golf shoe, each representing a different part of the world: the U.S., Canada, U.K., Japan and South Korea . The U.S. version is the only model currently available in the U.S., but we got a sneak peek at the entire collection that’s likely to be seen again in Tokyo at the rescheduled 2021 Olympics.
Read the full story: Adidas releases Codechaos golf shoes in ultra-patriotic, limited-edition version
Pulling inspiration from the iconic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco that was the epicenter of 1960s counterculture and where tie-dye was the unofficial uniform of its free-spirited residents, Puma Golf launched a full golf-appropriate tie-dye collection. The line includes a sweatshirt, hats, golf shoes and golf shirts for both adults and junior golfers.