Tuesday, January 20

Stylin’ with Ian Poulter in Orlando


Ian Poulter plays through in London.
(Photo: Campbell-Bell)


IAN POULTER SHOWED ME a lot last year. After the cover story in which he said it will be just me and Tiger, the Englishman played his plaid pants off. I was impressed.

A nice finish at The Open Championship helped earn Poulter a much-debated Ryder Cup team captain’s pick from Nick Faldo. Then “Poults” tore it up at Valhalla, posting a 4-1-0 record for the European team.

I’m going to the PGA Merchandise Show next week in Orlando, and Ian’s people sent me an invitation:

“Join Ian Poulter as he hosts a fashion show to launch his next Ian Poulter Design Collection.”

Style is not in my tool kit. Like a lot of guys, I get by. Barely. Maybe I’ll join Ian. All I have to do is RSVP. There’s also this:

“We will also have a small amount of interview time with Ian in the afternoon….”

I’d love to ask Ian something about golf even though he’s there to talk about his new design collection. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

−The Armchair Golfer


GOLF BRIEFS


(As a service to readers, following are golf events, products, services and more. Endorsement is not implied.)

PGA Merchandise Show


Here's a little advance mention for all the folks who've emailed me.

The Wishbone Grip and Method, Booth #3789.
The True Ympact Swing Trainer, Booth #1788.
The g-glove golf club grip protector, Booth #2720.
Eyeline Golf Pendulum Putting Rod, Booth #2075.
The Mibrella UV golf umbrella, Booth #5485.
Paul Azinger will play Bionic Gloves and make a video appearance at the show, Room 312A.
GOLO Golf Dice Game, Booth #4277.
The Plane Perfect Golf Machine, Booth #1687.
Nif Tee Seat golf seat cover, Booth #3890.
PowerBilt’s Air Force Drivers, featuring Fuzzy Zoeller, Room 312C.
Graphite Design will host a long drive contest at Demo Day.
Strength and Conditioning Coach “Joey D” will be outside the PGA Tour Fitness Trailer, as well as Booths #4977 and #1988.
Pro Tee, Booth #3036.
Drivemate Pro, Booth #1395.
iGolf’s GPS Technology, Booth #3701.
AHEAD, Booth #5377.
Glove It, Booth #5557.
TrackMan, Booth #1594.
Vicarious Golf, Booth #2109.
Club Designer Jesse Ortiz will offer equipment demonstrations at Hitting Bay ETC40.
Quagmire Golf will be also be at the show.

Other Briefs


Mike Bruno is the creator of 5 Minutes to Tee-Time (www.5minutestotee-time.com), a golf warm-up aid.
John Reese has launched www.FreeGolfandMore.com.
The new Kodak Challenge (www.kodakchallenge.com) on the PGA Tour is underway.
Charlie King, a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Instructor, has written a book called “You’re NOT Lifting Your Head.” Free download at www.reynoldsgolfacademy.com.
Gimme Golf is launched at www.gimmegolf.com.
Par Bar (www.sunnyvalleybar.com) is a new nutrition bar for golfers.
Pat O’Brien, coach for Zach Johnson and Vaughn Taylor, has launched www.patobriengolf.com.
100 new products at www.bogeypro.com.
Free and affordable 2009 golf programs at www.playgolfamerica.com.
Devant has unveiled the 2009 Sir Christopher Hatton Golf Towel line at www.devantsporttowels.com.
Life coach Jim Fannin (www.jimfannin.com) is bullish on tour player Matthew Goggin.
The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, a Tom Fazio course, was named one of the top 10 best new private courses by GOLF Magazine.

5 comments :

The Reverend said...

The PGA merchandise show, both sides of the border (Me being from Canada) simply isn't what it used to be.

LANCER said...

I like Poulter. Everybody out there has a good game and has to do something to get noticed. Poulter does it with his flair for clothes, whether the correct term would be fashion is debatable, but he has cattle to go along with his boots and pony.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Rev: That's too bad, but I won't know since I haven't been. It still sounds like a pretty big deal to me.

Lancer: I like Poults, too. He really proved he can play last year. I know he was a good player before that, but last year he rose to the occasion when people didn't believe. He had a great, great Ryder Cup.

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