Golfer Spotlight: Kevin Streelman

Many things come to mind when golfers think of The Masters. Some might get a stirring in the heart as they remember the excitement of the season. The Masters is one of the biggest golf moments of the year, and the tournament itself is one of the four major championships in professional golf. The Masters is characterized by class, tradition and the green sports jacket the winner has the privilege of putting on.

Here at OGIO, we are excited to stand behind one of our sponsored athletes Kevin Streelman. He tied for 12th in last year’s Masters and has a shot at the green jacket again this year.

Check out some of our favorite things about one of our favorite Masters competitor this year.

Illinois Roots

Born in Wheaton, Illinois, Streelman dabbled in many different sports. Some of his favorites included tennis, baseball and basketball, but golf took the crown his freshman year of high school.

Fueling the Fire

After standing out in his high school years, Streelman attended Duke University and eventually became the golf team captain his senior year.

The six years following college graduation included miles and miles on the road traveling to numerous golf tournaments with the hope of making it big. After intense dedication, 2007 was a year to celebrate.

Going Pro

After receiving his PGA card, Streelman had quite a year. He achieved four top ten finishes in 2007 and even won the Kodak Challenge in 2009. Things were looking up even more when Streelman won his first PGA tournament, the Tampa Bay Championship in 2013. By then Streelman had found a groove and 2014 was no exception. He walked away with a win at the Travelers Championship and even set the record for most consecutive birdies made to win a tournament.

Life Today 

Today, Streelman calls Scottsdale, Arizona home and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

2016 Masters

This year, you’ll find Streelman taking on Augusta once again. The first round starts on April 7th and we’re excited to see him hit the greens again.

If you’re looking to polish up your game and need the gear to match, check out our OGIO golf equipment and clothing. Not only do we have bags that keep you organized and focused, but our clothing will keep you cool, calm and collected. Let Kevin Streelman inspire your own passion for the links this season.


Celebrate Golf Day with OGIO Golf Gear

Golf Day is April 10 and OGIO is celebrating with a spring golf collection! We make updates to our golf gear throughout the year to better serve the needs of golfers everywhere. We’ve added some stellar features and a variety of golf apparel, so take a look – and get started on finding the best golf gear for your game.



Rocker Polo

Rocker Polo

Rocker Polo

Simple and classic, the Rocker Polo is perfect for every type of golfer. From the modern minimalist to the country club cohort, the sleek design and wide selection of colors allows you to customize this golf polo to your liking. Constructed with comfort and durability in mind, the Rocker Polo is made of easy-to-care-for, moisture wicking polyester that keeps you cool and dry on and off the green.

Magnaflux Polo

Magnaflux Polo

Magnaflux Polo

When compared to the Rocker Polo, the Magnaflux Polo has many of the same sought-after features. Moisture-wicking polyester, infused with free motion stretch allows for a powerful, unrestricted swing. However, while the Rocker Polo is simple and classic, the Magnaflux Polo is flashy. Showing off an asymmetric stripe design, the Magnaflux Polo is great for those seeking a classic golf polo with an edgy twist. It comes in classic color themes like navy blue, chrome and flame.



Knockdown Golf Pant

Knockdown Pant

Knockdown Pant

Stay cool and comfortable whether you’re walking the course or driving the cart in the OGIO Knockdown Pant. Comfortable enough for everyday wear, these breathable, lightweight pants keep you unrestricted and dry. Constructed with stretchy, lightweight twill, the Knockdown Pant provides full range of motion. Plus, they’re easy to care for, meaning you won’t waste time on wash instructions. Available in a range of classic colors, as well as electric neon green.



Sport Spiked Golf Shoe

Sport Spiked Shoe

Sport Spiked Shoe

Bold design and breathable mesh meet in the Sport Spiked Golf Shoe. Built to embody the endurance of OGIO Athletic Gear, the Sport Spiked Golf Shoe is crafted from half leather, half breathable mesh. To ensure ultimate stability throughout your swing, the Sport Spiked Golf Shoe design incorporates an X-Wrap upper design, lateral torsion control system and Synkfit comfort system. The X-Wrap is an internal tension band that wraps over the top and around the heel to give maximum – yet flexible – support. The Synkfit comfort system includes a memory foam insole that provides custom comfort every time, and a cradle heel stabilizer that minimizes lateral movement during your swing. Available in three color combinations.



Chamber Golf Cart Bag

Chamber Cart Bag

Chamber Cart Bag

Keep your clubs safe and silent with the Chamber Cart Bag. Featuring the revolutionary Silencer club protection membrane, this bag locks your club in place so you don’t have to worry about them clanging together whether you’re walking the course or strapping the bag onto your cart. Not only does it decrease noise, it also decreases the chance of damaging your valuable clubs. The Chamber Cart Bag is also equipped with 10 pockets – 9 zippered. The zipper-less ball pocket allows you to easily access your golf balls – if you happen to lose a few in the forest or the pond. The spring system on the zipper-less ball pocket lets you reach in, and get your golf ball easily, without clumsy fumbling. Available in several color combinations.

We’ve only called out a few of our favorite spring golf features. Check out the rest of the OGIO Golf Collection and find a product that suits your needs.

OGIO Golf Guide to a Better Game

There are a ton of hints, tips and other facts to get you to the top of your golf game and it’s tough to know where to start. OGIO is full of golf-gurus, so we’ve put together a list of the golf tips you can take immediate action on – starting with making sure your clothes are the right fit for your swing and stride.

Check out the OGIO Golf Guide to a Better Game.

Choosing the Right Club

Trying to match the club based on the length of the hole isn’t going to get the job done. There’s much more to it than that. Here are some general tips to get started.

— Your personal yardage for each club is going to differ. Learn your tendencies by testing your range with each of your clubs.

— Ask yourself how you normally handle a given shot. Do you tend to over shoot? Choose a less powerful club.

— Conditions can affect the results. Even light winds against or in the same direction as your shot will impact the strength behind the swing. Practice in a range of weather, with each of your clubs.

— Think about what kind of approach shot is to follow. What shot now will ensure a less awkward approach on your second shot?

— If you’re ever stuck on choosing between two clubs, a rule of thumb is to choose the club that feels more comfortable in your hands at the time. The shot will fall better when you’re committed.


Improving Your Drive

A long drive doesn’t have to be reserved for the pros. Follow these quick tips to perfect your drive and watch your ball soar.

— Assess your target from behind the ball and align your clubface behind it, directly at the target.

— Situate the rest of your body based on the clubface direction instead of the direction of the target.

— Start with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart.

— Ensure your eyes stay horizontal to the ground to help your weight remain on your front foot, and keep your eyes on the ball as you swing (basically, don’t cock your head in either direction).

— Keep your spine leaned back a little so your weight shift is bigger.

— Follow the swing all the way through with not just your arms, but your whole body, as the power will come from your legs, not your upper half.

— If you’re curving your shot – adjust. Work on hitting the ball down the middle.


Making the Most of Your Chip Shot

Sometimes people treat short shots and long shots as totally different creatures. That’s not the case. These tips will give you the best chip.

— Keep your posture and swing similar to your drive, just shorter movements

— People tend to overestimate their capabilities. Use more club than you think you will need.

— Consider using a wedge when you’re closer in than typically desired for this club.

— Determine which way the grass is growing on the green by color and shade. This will affect the way the ball rolls.

— Practice ensuring the clubface is in line with the path of the swing; a straight clubface and swing means a straight shot toward your target.

— Don’t be scared to give the ball a hard thwack. A solid chip will arc higher up rather than shoot farther forward.


Perfecting Your Putting Game

Sometimes it comes down to how well you can putt that ball into the hole. Learn how with these simple tips.

— Golf balls don’t roll upwards naturally, so stay on the higher side of the hole. Over hitting will keep you on the low side, and out of the hole, too often.

— If you do end up on the low side of the hole, focus on speed of the ball. Direction is important, but a well-directed slow ball will still not hit its target.

— Always keep your stance solid and your lower half stationary. Your arms are your strength in this.

— Keep your hands steady, but don’t squeeze. Pro tip: grip it like you would an open tube of toothpaste, where you don’t want to squeeze any out.

— Learn the space of each green. When you play it again, you’ll know what to expect from every angle.

Implement these golf tips into your game and start improving in time for the height of golfing season. And when you need new golf gear, shop OGIO golf apparelfor breathable and durable options that will hold up for years.

Top 5 Golf Destinations to Hit this Year

If you are looking to take a golf vacation in 2015, then there are many places you can go. Try your hand at one of the more famous courses in the country, or discover one of the many gems that golfers know about, but that never gets the national press that other courses get.

There are plenty of great courses to go to all around the country, but there are a few that stand out from the rest. If you are planning a golfing vacation this year, then do your best to get to as many of the top golf destinations as possible – and don’t forget your OGIO golf gear!

PGA National Resort – West Palm Beach, Florida

There are various golf vacations you can take that will put you right in the middle of some of the richest golf history in the United States. West Palm Beach, Florida has been the epicenter of professional and celebrity golf for decades, and the PGA National Resort is where everyone who is anyone goes for a round of golf.

Aside from the incredible ocean view you get from the main course at the PGA National Resort, you also get to play some of the more difficult holes in the country. This is one of those American golf destinations every golfer should travel to at least once.

Hilton Head – South Carolina

You could go to Myrtle Beach and stay trendy in what could be one of the most exclusive golf vacation spots in the country, or you could have a better time by going to Hilton Head and enjoying the resort there instead. Hilton Head in South Carolina has been a premium golf destination for years and has hosted plenty of pro tournaments. The laid back atmosphere at this golf vacation spot continues to attract visitors from all over the world.

Poipu Bay Golf Course – Kauai, Hawaii

If you are going to golf in Hawaii, then go to the course that has been attracting the most visitors in the last few years. The Poipu Bay Golf Course in Kauai, Hawaii – designed by world famous course designer Robert Trent Jones – takes full advantage of the Hawaiian coast and the fact that there is not a lot of soft grass for a golf ball to land on.

Admire the panoramic view from almost every tee on this course, but be prepared to invest in a lot of golf balls – this course is difficult. But if you are looking for a golf vacation to remember, then Poipu Bay is the one.

The American Club Resort – Kohler, Wisconsin

It may be hard to schedule a tee time at the Whistling Straits course at the American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin this August as it will be host to the PGA Championship. However, it is definitely worth the effort to make a tee time at another point in the summer. Aside from being a major resort with great amenities, the American Club Resort and the Whistling Straits golf course makes for an amazing and surprisingly affordable golf holiday.

The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Broadmoor is one of those rare gems that features expansive greens and a breathtaking view. Nestled in near nature trails and natural springs, this resort in Colorado Springs puts you really in touch with nature. Along with all of that, you have a course that has hosted professional tournaments, but remains one of the best kept golfing secrets in the United States.

International Bonus: Old Course at St. Andrews – St. Andrews, Scotland

In 2015, the eyes of the golfing world will once again be on the home of golf as the Old Course at St. Andrews will be hosting the British Open. Whenever the Old Course hosts an Open, it is always prepared to handle international visitors more so than usual. There is nothing quite like playing the Old Course in an Open year, and it should definitely be on every golfer’s bucket list.

A golf vacation in 2015 presents many incredible options. There are a variety of places you can go, but there are only a few that you should definitely plan on getting to before the year comes to an end.

Golfer’s Guide to PGA Events

The 2015 PGA Championship will take place from August 10 to 16, 2015 and will be played at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin. The PGA Championship has a unique history among the four major tournaments as it is reserved almost exclusively for the touring professionals. The U.S. Open and British Open championships do allow for participation by amateurs, while the PGA Championship almost completely excludes amateur participation.

History of the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship was first played in 1916 as a match play format that lasted until 1958, when it was changed to the stroke play format that we know today. The Wanamaker Trophy that is awarded to the PGA Championship winner today is a replica of the original trophy that was donated by department store tycoon Rodmann Wanamaker when the tournament first began.

When the PGA Championship was first created, it was designed to be a showcase for the best professional golfers in the world. At that time, professional golf was not held in high esteem by the public because it was seen as an elitist game that was run by wealthy individuals. The PGA Championship looked to elevate the profile of professional golf by giving it an overall champion.

Initially, the PGA Championship was played in the early summer months of May and June. Over time, the PGA Championship was moved to August to stand as the last major championship of the season. Despite attempts to move the PGA Championship into a more prominent place on the PGA schedule, the PGA Tour has worked hard to try and bolster the status of the PGA Championship and bring it to a status that is equal to the other three major championships.

Leading Up To the Annual PGA Championship

The PGA Championship is the last of the four major PGA Tour tournaments played from April to August of each year. The winners of each of the other three majors (the Masters, U.S. Open, and British Open) are automatically invited to play in the annual PGA Championship.

Qualifying For the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship is one of the few PGA Tour events that is closed to amateurs. To qualify for the PGA Championship, you must have:

  • Won one or more of the previous five Masters, U.S. Open, and British Open championships.
  • Won at least one PGA Championship.
  • Won the most recent Senior PGA Championship.
  • Been in the top 70 on the official PGA Tour money list.
  • Placed in the top 15 in the previous PGA Championship.
  • Won a PGA sponsored event that was not a pro-am format.
  • Been a member of the previous Ryder Cup team and in the top 100 on the PGA Tour money list.

There are 156 spots available for each PGA Championship every year and they are all filled with card-carrying PGA Tour professionals. If a member of the first 70 players on the money list cannot play in the PGA Championship, then their place is awarded to the 71st player, and so on until the field is complete.

About Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits maintains the PGA Championship’s reputation for being played primarily in the eastern part of the United States. It is a relatively new golf course and was first opened in 1998, but this will already be its third PGA Championship.

Par for Whistling Straits is 72, but it is an incredibly long 7,790 yards for the professionals. It is a course that was designed by Pete Dye and it is scheduled to host the Ryder Cup in 2020.

Sizing Up The Field

The two prior PGA Championship winners at Whistling Straits were Vijay Singh and Martin Kaymer. But there is a youth movement on in the PGA that brings many of the younger players to the forefront.

Names such as Ricky Fowler and Adam Scott are high on the list of those getting the best odds. But the name that is expected to lift the Wanamaker Trophy on August 16, 2015 is the hugely popular Rory McIlroy.

As the weather warms up, and golfer’s everywhere start itching to get on the green, it’s time to revamp your golf gear. Prepare to get back on the course by shopping OGIO golf gear. Even if you don’t play like a professional, you can look like one when you shop OGIO.

Happy National Golf Day!

Golf enthusiasts around the nation will know that today is all about their favorite pastime. In 1952, the PGA declared October 4th National Golf Day as a way to celebrate the sport, spread awareness to a broader audience and bring together golfers of all levels in the spirit of sportsmanship and philanthropy. Once considered an elitist sport, today golf attracts a large and diverse audience that spans gender, race, age and income. Hopefully you are out on the links today, enjoying the crisp fall weather and indulging in the wonderful game of golf. OGIO always has you covered on the course with our high-performance, modern gear. In honor of National Golf Day, here’s a few of our all-time favorites, as well as new offerings.

The White Charcoal Collection features functional details like the oversized putter pit, TORQ strap, Ball Silo and load equalizing SHOXX full suspensions system with advanced molded XX shoulder pads in a stunning, fresh color palette.


The new Trim Golf Polo provides comfort and functionality with moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial properties and UV protection in falls hottest colors, Imperial, Slate and classic Black.


The Radiator Golf Pullover, in a lightweight, wind resistant thermal is perfect to layer on brisk fall days.


The Race Spiked Shoe draws on race car technology to create the most comfortable, performance-enhancing golf shoe to help improve your stability.

Be prepared to play in all weather with the OGIO Golf Umbrella, offering maximum coverage and easy push-button open.

Top Signs that Summer is Here!

What are the signs that summer has arrived? Aside from the increased temperature, pool openings and slew of school-free kids roaming around, here are some of the sure-fire activities that show summer is upon us!

1. The Driving Range is Full

Thinking you’re going to hit a bucket of balls at the driving range? So is everyone else! The summer sun and clear skies is bringing out the golfers, as they loosen up their golf swing for the summer. Golf is the ideal summer sport. You can get together with some friends for 18 holes on the course, or go solo at the driving range. OGIO has a great selection of women’s golf bags and golf bags for men. If you need to get some new golf gear, check out OGIO golf bags!

2. Break out the Camping Gear

The summer season is great for camping out. The higher temperatures ensure that you’ll be comfortable in your tent at night. Can’t find a campsite in your area or don’t have time to plan a full camping weekend? Try camping in your backyard. Just because you can’t find a suitable campground doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors. Crank up the grill for hot dogs and s’mores, pack up your sleeping bags and set up camp in the backyard. Summer activities like camping are more about experiencing the outdoors and unplugging, whether in a wild forest or a suburban lawn.

3. Cyclists are out and about

Breaking out the two-wheeled or three-wheeled mode of transportation is a definite sign of summer! Cyclists are out in force, whether they’re peddling or revving their motor. Summer is prime riding and biking time, so expect to see bikers on the road. OGIO has a great selection of moto backpacks for bikers who are using their motorcycles as their daily commuter this summer. Don’t forget to watch out for bikers when you’re out driving around, as they can be easily lost in the blind spots of vehicles.

4. It’s Road Trip Season

Time to pack up the car with food, friends and overstuffed OGIO travel bags! Summer is road trip season! Grab a few of your best friends and a great mix CD, and hit the open road. A road trip is a great way to bond with friends over laughs, sights and probably some petty fights – because being trapped in a car for more than 4 hours isn’t always all fun.

5. There’s a Race Every Weekend

Lace up your running shoes! In the summertime, there are a variety of races to join if that’s your thing. Whether you’re participating in a color run or a warrior dash, there are plenty of races, runs and triathlons to choose from! People walking around in running gear, with paper numbers pinned to their shirts and possibly covered in colored powder is a for sure sign that summer is here.

Summer is a great time for fun in the sun. Try any of the activities above for some guaranteed outdoors fun this summer! Don’t forget to check out OGIO’s great selection of athletic bags, apparel and shoes. Whether you’re golfing, camping or participating in a summer color run, OGIO has something for everyone!

Memorial Day Weekend: Summer Kickoff

You’ve ridden out the long winter and now the best part of the year is finally here! While summer may not technically begin until June 21st, everyone knows that Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to everyone’s favorite season. Summer’s return means it’s time to fully embrace the sunshine and gear up for a variety of warm weather fun. Here are a few of the awesome outdoor activities you can get excited for now that the days are longer and the temperatures are higher:


ATV bag from OGIO
If you are lucky enough to have a little land, or know someone who does, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of off-roading in an ATV. Heading to the backcountry and doing a little four-wheeling is an incredibly fun and freeing experience, especially after a long boring winter. Make your ATVs even more fun, functional, and summer ready with an ATV bag. OGIOs front and rear ATV bags allow you to carry and protect all your gear while you’re on the go.


Motorcycle bag from OGIO

For those who are more into on-roading than off-roading, motorcycles are the ticket. Memorial Day weekend is a huge holiday for motorcyclists! Huge group rides and rallies occur all of the country. One of the largest and most famous of these rides is Rolling Thunder, a rally held in Washington D.C. in recognition of Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.  Events like these kick off a full season of motorcycle fun. OGIO has the perfect tail bags, saddle bags, and backpacks to outfit any motorcycle. Check out these awesome moto bags today.


Golf cart bag by OGIO

Summer also provides some of the best weather of the year for golfing. A sunny day on the golf course is a good day on the course. However, as it gets hotter golf charts become even more convenient. Why trek all over the green when you can drive? Instead of hauling your clubs around, focus on your game.  OGIOs golf cart bags help to organize your clubs and make them easy to transport.

With summer right around the corner, make sure you have all the gear you need to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities! From all of

Gotham Golf Bag Colelction’s Gotham City Inspiration

This week OGIO International has released the Gotham golf bag collection to the public. This new addition to OGIO’s award winning golf bag line was previewed in January at the PGA Merchandise Convention in Orlando, Florida. The Gotham collection’s lightweight stand and cart bags were extremely well received and praised for their high quality material and sharp design. Named for their matte black finish, the new golf bags certainly call to mind the urban sleekness of Batman’s Gotham City. In honor of the collection’s release, here are some fun facts about the fictional city that inspired it.

1. Not unlike the way our Gotham bags would be at home on goal courses all over the world, Gotham City is somewhat of an international compilation. Numerous cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburg, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong have all been used as inspiration for Gotham City in the Batman comics and films.

2. Writer Bill Finger went through many names including Civic City, Capital City, and Coast City before selecting Gotham. According to Finger, the name came to him when he stumbled across “Gotham Jewelers” in a New York City phone book. Gotham has long been used a nickname for NYC and was originally coined by Washington Irving in his satirical periodical Salmagundi.

3. According to Gotham City’s fictional history, detailed in various ways throughout the comic book series, the town has quite a military past. It is said to have been home to major battles during both the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War.

4. There is some argument over Gotham City’s fictional geography, as it has varied over decades due to changing writers and story lines. Most references place Gotham in the Northeastern coast of the United States, where New York City is located. However, it has also been said to be in New Jersey, Connecticut, or even the Midwest.

5. According to legend, Gotham City is home to some old occult practices. Allegedly, some of the American Founding Fathers were involved in summoning a bat demon that was trapped below old “Gotham Towne” and inspiring Bruce Wayne’s Batman identity. But don’t worry, unlike Gotham City, we promise there’s nothing dark and depraved about Gotham golf bags, just lots cool features and durability. Check this new collection out today!

Shelter Yourself from April Showers- OGIO Umbrellas

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but that’s no reason to get wet. An excellent umbrella will go a long way toward protecting you from sudden April rainfall, especially if you enjoy outdoor spring activities.

Founded by Mike Pratt in 1987, OGIO International manufactures a remarkable range of sports bags, backpacks, gym bags, golf club bags and gear for corporate travel. Ogio also happens to make a couple of first class umbrellas that will keep you dry whether you’re walking to work, dashing from the car to your door, or spending a day on the green.

OGIO Golf Umbrella
Looking for an umbrella that’s stylish, spacious and sturdy? Take a look at our top notch golf umbrellas. The OGIo golf umbrella is an ideal on-the-green solution for duffers caught in the rain. With an extra long handle and a full 68″ of coverage, the OGIO golf umbrella provides enough portable rain shelter for two. The innovative addition of vents enables reliable coverage, even on the windiest day. Available in Acid, Entropy and black with blue sky interior.

OGIO Chelsea Umbrella for Women
When you spend your time putting together an outfit and making sure you look your best, the last thing you  want is to wreck the effect by being caught in a rainstorm. OGIO is pleased to offer an umbrella that is attractive, easy to carry, entirely useful, and made with women in mind.  The Chelsea umbrella is so cute and convenient you may even  want to get two of them. Keep one in your car and one at home to be ready for anything the weather might bring. Available in black polka dot.

Whatever you call it, parasol, bumbershoot or just plain ‘umbrella’, there’s no better thing to shield yourself from April showers. The earliest known example of a collapsible umbrella dates back nearly 2000 years. OGlO has done a lot to bring our umbrella styling into the 21st century. Our women’s umbrellas and umbrellas for golfers evince the same innovative design and concern for craftsmanship that OGIO is known for.

What’s Your Pastel Personality?

One of the biggest trends lighting up the spring runways and being spotted on the streets this season is pastels. The candy-colored hues are bright, cheerful and the perfect pop of color we all need after a brutal winter. How do you choose the right pastel shade for you? While it’s hard to go wrong with pastels, some shades are more flattering for certain skin and hair colors. Donning your perfect pastel is also a great way to express your personality. Here’s the lowdown on the top pastels this season:


Unlike its more garish cousins, the pastel version of yellow actually reads quite subdued and sophisticated. This yellow is cool and pale without the bright brassiness of sunflower shades. This hue is versatile and looks effortlessly chic. Treat it like a neutral and pair it with black, white or other pastels.

Redheads and those with yellow skin tones and blue eyes (think Cameron Diaz) will shine in this hue. Beware those with pale, cooler toned complexions and black hair as pale yellow will not be as flattering on ice princess types.


Nothing says ‘spring’ like green, and cool mints are all the rage right now. Pastel greens channel a fresh, hip, smart vibe for a look that is both understated and eye-catching. This color is perfect for a quirky, cerebral type. It pairs well with white and it’s color wheel opposite, pink. The freshest way to wear it is a green denim pant.

Those with olive tones in their skin may want to avoid pastel green around the face. This color pops with blue eyes, cooler tones, and black hair (think Zooey Deschanel).

Soft, innocent, and unabashedly feminine, pastel pink is the ultimate expression of girlish charm. (That’s not to say that a guy can’t make it work too! There is something very manly about a dude who is confident enough to wear pink.) The girl who wears pink projects sweetness and charisma. Wear it with camel for a more sophisticated Grace Kelly look.

Redheads may want to steer clear of this hue as it can clash with their tresses. Salmon tones shine on darker complexions, while baby pink and blush looks stunningly appropriate on blondes.

Robin’s egg blue is another spring classic. Light blue evokes tranquility, serenity and an ethereal quality. It’s very on-trend paired with green this season.

The right shade is almost universally flattering, but blue helps blue eyes pop and also strikes a stunning contrast on dark complexions.

Now that you know your pastel personality, pick up your favorite shades from!

Diva Luxe Stand Bag

Diva Luxe Womens golf bag


operatrix women's backpack

Groove Golf Short

Grooveshort men's golf short

The Best Winter Golf Getaways in the US

This winter has been especially brutal, with the Polar Vortex bringing record snowfall and frigid temperatures to much of the country. Those in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast are still digging out from winter storms and lingering cold. Almost everyone is winter-weary, but the season is particularly painful for golfers, who must shelve their hobby until warmer weather prevails. There are, however, a few destinations where the links are open year round and sunshine abounds. We’ve rounded up the top three winter destinations that tend to be accessible, affordable and perfect for a quick golf getaway.

1.       Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, Arizona tops the list for a multitude of reasons. For one, its desert climate practically ensures sunny and dry conditions for golfing. Phoenix averages 320 days of sun per year, reducing the likelihood of a rainout. Temperatures in February and March tend to stay in the perfect golf comfort zone of 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit with very light winds.

Phoenix offers plenty of courses to suit any golfers’ delight. Over 200 courses with varying levels of difficulty flourish in this desert golf oasis. Most feature spectacular vistas and amenities. Greater Phoenix is also fairly accessible for most people. Cheap and abundant direct flights make it an easy destination for travelers.



2.       Palm Springs, CA

Sunny and scenic Palm Springs, California is often referred to as the ‘Golf Capital of the World’, thanks to its 115 courses and golf-centered economy. Like Phoenix, Palm Springs offers ideal dry, sunny and warm golf conditions during the late winter and early spring months.

With its proximity to Hollywood, This desert gem also holds a sense of old school glamour with a storied history and elite clientele. President Obama recently chose to celebrate President’s Day at Sunnyland Golf Course in Palm Springs. If it’s good enough for the POTUS, it should suit any golfer’s taste.

Added bonus: most travelers will be coming from East to West to reach Palm Springs, meaning they can gain an hour of time for more golfing!

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

3.       Palm Beach, FL

Like the other two contenders, Palm Beach, Florida offers mild, sunny weather in the winter and plenty of courses to choose from. It does possess one considerable extra – ocean views. If you consider crashing waves, gulls, and a salty breeze the perfect ambiance for the 9th hole, Palm Beach is your kind of golf getaway. The golf-centric, coastal community offers plenty of seaside fairways to spare.

Added bonus: Palm Beach is a top destination for tournaments. The PGA Honda Classic is held there in late February/ early March, giving you the chance to rub elbows with the pros.

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

What to Bring

Once you’ve booked your fun golf getaway, you’ll need the right gear to travel in style and comfort. Here are our top picks:

 The Mammoth Travel Bag – This all-purpose bag will hold any sized OGIO golf bag and your other golf essentials.

OGIO Mammoth Travel Bag

OGIO Mammoth Travel Bag







The Grom Stand BagNavigate the links with ease with this comfortable, functional stand bag.

OGIO Grom Stand Bag

OGIO Grom Stand Bag







The Rocker Golf Polo – This lightweight polo travels without wrinkling and provides UV protection for your pale, sun-starved flesh.

OGIO Rocker Golf Polo

OGIO Rocker Golf Polo