New golf brands seem to be popping up everyday. In 2020 it is a lot easier to get access to manufacturers around the world and start a website in minutes and before you know it you have a new company. But along with that simplicity is also a market flooded with run of the mill products being created at a manufacturing plant nobody has ever been to. And that usually means a lower quality product that would only stick out from fancy marketing. Not really something you want to spend your money on.
That is where Tillinger is different. When the Founder of Tillinger started on his journey of launching a golf brand a few years back, he didn't use Instagram influencers and paid advertising to grow the brand, instead he documented lots of the work he was doing and put it on social media. Watching the dedication and thought he put into every step showed that no corners were cut in the process and that the end result was going to be a high quality polo.
As for the actual product, it is intended to be a multi-functional golf polo. While having the 4 way stretch and moisture wicking fabric you would expect in a golf polo, it also has a clean design with no logo on the outside of the shirt to make it a great option for work or a dinner with the girlfriend's parents. Given those features the polo has been given the appropriate name of the Etiquette Polo.
The Etiquette Polo is available in several different colors and sizes S - 2XL. From time to time Tillinger offers other products such as hats and quarter-zips but the polo is the featured item here. For more information and to get your own polo visit ShopTillinger.com. To learn more about the business side of Tillinger and the path of going from an idea into a business, check out this article from G&E Magazine.
Golf apparel can be expensive, really expensive. If you go to your local golf store you will find racks of polos, shorts and pants for $75 or more. Sites like Trendy Golf or Fairway Styles offer premier clothing brands with many items at or above $100. Golf is expensive enough, you don't need to shell out hundreds of dollars just to have clothes to wear to the course. So here are some good places to find reasonably priced clothes, including lots of premium brands.
Rock Bottom Golf
As the name implies, RBG focuses on great deals for everything golf. There are always great deals to be found on brands such as Puma, Adidas, Greg Norman, Callaway and many more. The inventory is consistently changing as they bring in closeout and prior season styles. So good chance something you see today could be gone next week, especially if it is a well known brand. But if brand recognition is not of importance, they have a steady selection of items from Etonic & John Daly brands at very low prices.
Global Golf is similar to Rock Bottom Golf in that they offer many brands and styles at a discount. But Global Golf sticks more to well known brands like Greg Norman, Oakley, Adidas, etc. So the prices are slightly higher but you can find many products in the $20 - $35 range. Also they have their own brand called Tourney Apparel that is always well priced as is a pretty good product.
As you would expect with Amazon, the amount of golf apparel products is endless. From Nike to FootJoy to small brands you never heard of. With the willingness to spend some time searching you can find good deals. Sometimes that is a specific size or color of a product that is at a reduced price. For example this Nike Dry Victory polo cost $55 in most colors, but the "Blue Void" color is only $30.61 and is available for Prime shipping.
GolfEtail also focuses on discount golf products, and you usually won't find any full priced apparel items here. Their selection is usually more limited than some of those other sites but also their prices are super low. Currently brands such as Adidas, Atlas, Colombia, Greg Norman & Sketchers have polos available for under $25.
TJ Maxx is a great place to find great prices on all sorts of apparel and other items, and this includes golf. Recently I purchased Dunning shorts and a Nike Dri Fit polo with a college's logo on it for a total of $37. With lots of other product options from Callaway, Greg Norman and other brands. The inventory changes frequently so what you see today may be totally different next month. A great option if you don't like buying clothes online.
The big box stores offer surprisingly decent golf apparel options at low prices. Target has C9 and Jack Nicklaus brands. Wal-Mart has Ben Hogan. Kohls has Grand Slam, FILA and IZOD at lower price points. Then also Nike, Under Armor and Adidas at decent prices. And again you can try on before you buy.
Each year as the golf ball manufacturers release new versions of their ball models, they discount the renaming inventory from the prior year. Since that inventory is limited, they are usually gone by early in the golf season.
Based out of the Twin Cities, Parway Golf is a new player in the golf apparel and accessories market. Even though products have only been available since January 2019, it doesn't take long to see that Parway Golf has a bright future. Parway founder Patrick Carder has already brought several unique aspects to the brand to separate it from the typical golf apparel start-up company, such as creating a partnership with the Minnesota PGA and offering full golf outfits (polo, shorts, hat, belt & socks) to simplify your shopping experience and save money.
Each year new and/or improved golf brands, golf gadgets and golf accessories hit the market. There are many options to help you improve on the course and look good doing it, if you are looking for some new golf toys you have come to the right spot. Here are the Golf DSM must haves for 2019.
The Christmas and Holiday shopping season is in full swing. If you are looking for a Christmas golf gift you can easily be overwhelmed by the variety of golf merchandise and accessories to buy. I spend a lot of time looking at all kinds of golf gifts, to help you sort through everything I have put together the best golf items to include on your Holiday shopping (and wish) list.
If you are not a golfer but buying a gift for one, make sure to look at some golf giving tips we have at the bottom of the article to make sure you give a golf gift that will be appreciated. If you ever have a question on an item you see, feel free to send me a message!
Father's Day, a time when the market for ties, socks, tools, beer and golf items is skyrocketing. But finding the right gift to give is harder than it sounds. Socks and ties are as fun to give as they are to get. And if you are not a golfer, knowing the right golf gift to give can be hard to figure out. We are here to help with gift ideas and tips to help make this easier. Time to win Father's Day.
Golf balls, the basic necessity to play golf. And because every golfer uses dozens of balls every year they are always needed and make for a great gift. I have watched many people stare at golf balls and end up making a terrible choice in buying some Nitros for their Dad/husband. Don't buy him Nitros.
In Iowa, we love our college teams to the highest level. You can't go very far outside without seeing a person wearing an Iowa shirt or an Iowa State hat, and that extends to the golf courses around our state. To help you find your next great golf item supporting your team, we have put together a list of some of our favorite items.
Team Golf is a golf accessories company that sells items like golf ball markers, divot tools, head covers and so on. Based out of Texas, they offer products for most of the major pro & college sport leagues. That includes are locally loved Hawkeyes and Cyclones.