The Sun Mountain Sports golf blog keeps you informed with everything going on in the world of golf. Find tips and hints that will help you get the most out of the sport. Learn about new product introductions and upgrades to existing golf products we manufacture. From revolutionary golf bags, carts and outerwear for men and women to stories from the various professional tours, we hope you will find our golf blog informative and interesting. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Sun Mountain is continuing its six-year partnership with the “Road to the LPGA” as the Official Bag and Outerwear of the Symetra Tour. This year, for the first time, the Symentra Tour is allowing their players to use walking carts during competition and Sun Mountain is proud to be the tour’s first Official Walking Cart.
As part of its partnership role, Sun Mountain will be naming a Symetra Tour Players’ Advisory Council, conducting a golf bag trade-in program at several tour events, and continuing the end of the season Sun Mountain Skills Summit.
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Over the years, it has come to our attention that some owners of our golf push carts make certain modifications to customize their carts to their specific needs.
One such ‘customizer’ is David Owen, a staff writer for The New Yorker, a contributing editor at Golf Digest and the owner of the blog “My Usual Game’. David recently posted a blog entitled “Pimp My Ride”. Here’s an excerpt:
Most of my modifications, though, have been improvements to the original design. For example, the Micro-Cart has a useful plastic-lidded waterproof storage compartment near the handle. However, the lid wouldn’t close over my Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 laser rangefinder, which is somewhat bulky. (The lid is angled, and the narrow end hit the fat bottom of the rangefinder.) My solution was to use some of my son’s old Lego bricks to create a shim, which lifts the rangefinder into the deeper part of the compartment. I also used Lego bricks (and epoxy glue) to create a rim at the edge of the smaller, upper compartment, where I like to keep pencils. The Lego rim keeps pencils from sneaking into the lower compartment and hiding behind my rangefinder.
So, what’s your story? How have you customized your cart to meet your needs? How have you ‘rigged’ your cart to fix a mishap with a no-hands run down a hill and into a tree?……
Facebook Contest: Click on the ‘Contest’ box at the top of the Sun Mountain Facebook page and post the story and photos of how and why you have ‘Customized My Cart’. Share with your friends so they can read you story and post their own.
All entrants will receive a Sun Mountain waterproof cap. One entrant judged to have the best story will get choice of a new cart, and new bag or a new Sun Mountain rainsuit.
New Sun Mountain rain gear for 2012 includes the Torrent. Torrent offers guaranteed waterproof protection using an advanced, new four-way stretch woven fabric. This breakthrough new fabric protects from rain and wind while stretching to allow a free golf swing and being breathable. Torrent is available in two varieties – Torrent and Torrent LT. Torrent is available in a full-zip jacket and pant for men and women. The lighter weight Torrent LT is available in three men’s styles: jacket, half-zip pullover and short sleeve pullover and pants. Retail prices range from $119 – $164.
“We have been working diligently for the past couple of years to find a stretchable, woven fabric to complement our ever-popular knit RainFlex® line of rain gear,” explained Sun Mountain Founder Rick Reimers. “The fabric used in the Torrent is the same fabric that performed admirably in the team gear we created for the 2011 USA Presidents Cup Team.” Continue Reading »
In 1999 the Sun Mountain Speed Cart started an entirely new segment of golf products, golf push carts, and re-energized the staid pull cart market.
13 years later Sun Mountain golf push carts continue to gain fans as the company keeps coming out with new and innovative carts.
At the recent 2012 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, buyers for golf shops as well as golf journalists were impressed with the 2012 four-wheeled Micro Cart golf push cart and the newest versions of the three-wheeled Speed Cart.
New Speed Cart golf push cart offerings include the sleek new Speed Cart SV1 with powder coated rims and quick release handles as well as the new R3 rental cart.
New for 2012, we have added the ClubGlider Journey to our offering of golf travel bags. Journey offers the same benefits as the other models in the ClubGlider series, in a smaller and lighter package.
In case you haven’t heard, ClubGlider is the next evolution in golf travel bags offering extendable legs and wheels to support 100% of the weight, while eliminating the repeated bending and lifting required with traditional travel bags. With the ClubGlider, walking around is effortless thanks to the maneuverability of the bag’s pivoting wheels.
ClubGlider is now available in three different models – Pro ($299), Meridian ($279), and the new Journey ($199).
ClubGlider Meridian is the new name for the original ClubGlider. ClubGlider Pro is the largest of the three models made to accommodate tour players oversized staff bags or two lightweight carry bags. ClubGlider Journey is the newest, smaller and lighter version of the golf travel bag. Continue Reading »
If consistently popular New Year’s Resolutions include losing weight and exercising more. And, if key to keeping a resolution is enjoying it and not viewing it as work. Then we’ve got the answer. Golf!
A study found that walking a round of golf offers the same benefits as a step-aerobics class. Another study documents that walking two rounds of golf per week burns over 2,500 calories.
Sun Mountain makes it easier than ever to enjoy the walk with three-wheeled Speed Cart® and four-wheeled Micro-Cart® golf push carts and numerous choices of lightweight golf bags.
The new for 2012 Sync golf bag is even made specifically for use on our push carts and offers a 14-way divided top to help with that other resolution — to get more organized.
The January 2012 issue of Golf Digest includes the annual Rainsuit Hot List.
The opening paragraph states, “The best rainsuits protect you without restricting your swing. After testing 29 of them, we found 15 that’ll keep you dry and happy on the golf course.” View the entire Golf Digest Hot List Article
We’re proud that our Torrent LT golf rain wear made the cut! To review all of Sun Mountian’s golf outerwear visit out Golf Outerwear page.
The Votes are in — Sun Mountain is a great Golf Gift Idea
We hate to revisit the subject twice but the evidence is too overwhelming to ignore. Sun Mountain is a great golf gift idea and that’s not just us patting ourselves on the back; others are doing the patting for us:
Golf Chicago says, “If your golfer deserves all the best, give him a little push” and suggests the Sun Mountain Micro-Cart golf push cart.
Golf Magazine, Golf.com, and SI.com (Sports Illustrated) all suggests the Sun Mountain ClubGlider golf travel bag with built-in legs and wheels as a great gift idea.
John Paul Newport of the Wall Street Journal also suggests the ClubGlider golf travel bag in his “What to get a Golfer for the Holidays” and says that his next travel cover will be the ClubGlider Meridian.
Another vote for the ClubGlider from Jim Frank of Links magazine who writes, “The newest member of the ClubGlider bag line is smaller and lighter than previous models, but still has more than enough space for golf bag, shoes, and all the other playing paraphernalia you just can’t travel without. Of course, it also features the fold-out legs that support the bag’s full weight, eliminating the bending, twisting, lifting, and aching that come with so many other golf travel covers.” Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the 2011 U.S. Presidents Cup Team on its 19 – 15 victory over a very talented International Team. We are proud that we were part of the effort as the Official Outerwear provider to the U.S. Team.
The weather in Melbourne, Australia for the 2011 Presidents Cup lived up to its reputation, ranging from windy and 70s, to sunny and upper 90s, to rainy and 50s all in the course of four days.
With full knowledge of the unpredictable nature of the weather, we equipped the U.S. squad with a lot of options to include Sun Mountain rain gear and wind wear in both short and long sleeves. In addition to the players, we also provided rain and wind gear for caddies, tournament officials and players’ significant others.
Sun Mountain rain gear was out in force on Saturday when temperatures dipped into the 50s and rain showers were the order of the day. Sunday started out brisk and saw most of the caddies and some of the players wearing Sun Mountain wind wear.
So, congrats Team USA and thanks Captain Fred Couples for once again selecting Sun Mountain to design your team’s golf outerwear.