The much anticipated early December announcement pronouncement has come; Ultra Violet, a deep, blue-purple shade is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 . Purple, it must be said, can be polarizing. Research from a myriad of market researchers and assorted color scientists (yes, color scientists are a thing) show that while men tend to dislike the hue, women have a clear propensity for purple. Hence we can assume there may be some disaccord along gender lines when it comes to Ultra Violet, however, early reaction has been surprisingly positive. It’s been referred to as counterculture… but also as regal… both in the same blurb. That might say something about its eventual universality. In any case I can already testify to the fact that Ultra Violet lends itself very well to fairway fashion, and I look forward to seeing a lot Continue reading “Pantone Color Of The Year 2018 & Ultra Violet Golf Fashion”
It’s an iconic combination to be sure, with red representing hardiness and valor, while white evokes purity and innocence. Then there’s blue, for vigilance and justice. That explanation makes it’s easy to understand why the red, white and blue color palette is so powerful. Here in the US, where flags fly proudly throughout the year, there’s a special place for the patriotic color scheme in summer. From Memorial Day at the end of May to Labor Day in early September our streets, homes and public buildings are resplendent in red, white and blue. So, heading into the Independence Day weekend, it’s a perfect time to show your colors on the golf course. With so many stellar designers doing golf apparel these days, the choices are endless. Happy 4th of July.
All of a sudden… we’re half way through summer. For those of us in “continental” climate zones this is the heart of golf’s high season… and here in the northeastern United States, the season’s been pretty sublime so far; lots of warm, sunny days with uncharacteristically low humidity. I suspect I’m not alone in feeling a tinge of regret for not having played more these past few weeks… that sentiment seems to be a yearly ritual among the recreational golfers I know. Now comes the yearly commitment to get out there much more often during summer’s second half. Well, I’m on it! Despite the ill-timed heat wave due to descend upon us this weekend.
OK, CALL ME CRAZY – MY GROWING COLLECTION OF VINTAGE GOLF SHOES
In addition to playing lots more golf, I intend to get back to writing
Kentucky Mule – the perfect blend of bourbon, lime juice and muddled mint, topped off with a splash of Ginger Beer
With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, it’s time to start seriously seeking out… and celebrating… those ephemeral summer pleasures.
You know the ones I mean. Picnics and BBQs, short shorts and flipflops… and those balmy rounds of twilight golf, that start in late afternoon and end in the gloaming, with greens and golf balls barely visible.
If you live in a continental climate like I do, these pleasures are particularly ethereal. For me, a sense of urgency often accompanies the start of summer. I feel a pressing desire to savor every ambrosial moment, and drink in all the joy of the sunny season.
Some years ago, golf writer Doug Ferguson posted one of the first photos of Condoleezza Rice in her green jacket. The accompanying tweet read, “Condi looking rather dapper in green.” I don’t think there are many women out there… and correct me if I’m wrong… who’d take kindly to being called dapper. To me it’s a word you’d use to a describe stylish elderly gentleman, and quite frankly the basic green jacket that corresponds to Augusta National and the Masters is somewhat boxy and quite masculine looking. That said, there are many other ways to wear a green jacket, and with a bit of inspiration from Pinterest and Tumbler it shouldn’t be hard to come up with something more stylish. However, if you’re heading to Augusta National in your emerald frock, you’ll probably want to adhere to the tenants of a not-overly-sexy, not-in-any-way sloppy, golf casual aesthetic. This basic dress code leaves plenty of room for sartorial creativity and will ensure that you avoid unwelcome consternation on the part of more traditional patrons.
Here in New England… with temperatures entrenched in single digits and a landscape that’s been shrouded in snow for weeks … golf may not currently be top-of mind. However… implausible as it may seem… daylight savings time begins in just three weeks, and golf will soon follow. So now’s the time to think of solidifying the golf season ahead.
For those in or around the Fairfield, CT/Westchester NY area,Pound Ridge Golf Club, Westchester County’s award-winning daily fee course, has announced its 2015 Golf Plans.
I had the pleasure of playing at Pound Ridge Golf Club in the fall, and was ultra-impressed by the expansive vistas and dramatic rock formations that defined the visual experience. But what really made my round remarkable was how much fun it was! Thanks to the Dye’s brilliant design, incorporating five sets of tees, golfers of widely varying skill levels can find both the challenge and the playability that makes for a wonderful, memorable round. I definitely look forward to playing Pound Ridge in the Spring.
2015 Golf Plans at Pound Ridge Golf Club, featuring Individual and Deluxe options.
New for 2015, the Deluxe Plan is a $15,000 debit account offering the holder and all guests 20% off peak weekday and weekend rates. The Individual Plan is a $3,000 debit account entitling the holder to 10% off applicable green fees. Both plans include exclusive access to the entire 2015 tee sheet for booking advance tee times, are non-refundable, non-transferable and for golf, only.