You know that old saying, “Never let them see you sweat?” Well, Callaway Apparel is doing its best to make that true on the golf course.
The newly released Tour Authentic spring/summer collection features mercerized tech cotton polo that features Sweat Hiding Technology. Developed with Cotton Inc., the shirt utilizes a dual application process comprised of a high-performance wicking finish on the inside of the fabric and a breathable moisture barrier on the outside.
While the inside absorbs and spreads moisture to enhance comfort and reduce fabric cling, the outside creates a breathable barrier to prevent sweat marks from showing through.
Other highlights of the collection include three polos featuring Polygiene Stays Fresh Technology, an odor-control fabric treatment that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Tour Authentic polos that include the technology are the Roadmap Auto Striped Polo, which has a lightweight and breathable four-way stretch polyester/lycra/spandex blended fabric; the Heather Stripe Polo, which offers superior stretch and UPF 50 sun protection; and the Super Blend Dobby Jacquard Polo featuring a “super blend” of performance fabrics — nylon, polyester and lycra.
◼ Odyssey had a PGA Championship similar to Brooks Koepka’s first 54 holes — a runaway. There were 57 Odyssey putters in play at Bethpage Black, and no other brand had more than 45.
Also, Aaron Wise (Odyssey Toulon Palm Beach), Adam Hadwin (Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide Flow), and Emiliano Grillo (Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas) all moved into a putter that uses Odyssey’s Stroke Lab shaft.
Hadwin liked how consistently he was able to start his putts on the intended line with the Stroke Lab Double Wide Flow, and the Toe Hang helped him with his release. Wise began testing his new putter on Monday and after trying several models he liked how the Palm Beach aimed.
◼ Phil Mickelson is proving there is nearly no limit on how far he can drive the ball. He told Callaway tour reps that he was picking up ball speed with his Epic Flash Sub Zero driver. That translated into him being among the driving distance leaders at the PGA Championship.
What is making the Epic Flash driver so popular — it has been played in more wins than any other driver model in 2019 — is an extremely thin face that does not sacrifice spin rate or speed.
◼ Jordan Spieth switched to the Titleist TS2 fairway metal at the PGA Championship, the first time he had done so in competition. According to Jim Curran, Titleist tour representative, Spieth "loved the distance and overall ball flight that he was seeing."
◼ Emiliano Grillo, who tied for 23rd at the PGA Championship, took out the Apex MB 8-iron and replaced it with an Apex 2-Hybrid. The reason? Grillo was trying to hit a specific carry number that he liked with the Hybrid, and like the results in testing.