Watching tournaments like Pebble Beach reminds us Northerners just how short our golf season can be without traveling. The golf and ski polarity was evident after a week in Orlando had us pining for warm weather, until we returned to the majestic mountains of New England and realized it’s truly the best of both worlds here – if you find a fun activity to do in the snow. Seeing our friend Brad Jerome on Chronicle this week from the Bethel Inn Resort in Maine reminded us of the many seasonal resorts where much of the staff work seasonal jobs, on the golf course for most of the year and on the ski slopes in the winter. Many golf apparel companies have adapted to the changing conditions much like seasonal resorts in offering the four season sports enthusiasts like ourselves brand loyalty, for example new this year Nike and Adidas created snowboard boots and gear.
Sunice is all about being the best, chasing extreme wonder, extreme impact and extreme pleasure with amateur joy and professional aim, celebrating and facilitating your hard-driving, first-tracking, unshakable, irrevocable Freedom of Play. Sunice is right in rain, good on golf courses and mountaintops, comfortable at the bar après and the clubhouse before, perfect for the brisk hike out and the slow stroll home, playing on the snowy streets of mountain towns and on warm southern coastlines, and savoring oxygen at high altitudes and the warm breeze on the greens. View their collection at www.sunice.com.
Just as we experienced the Oakley lens difference at the PGA Demo Day for the golf course, we visited Stratton Mountain recently and happened to be there during Ski Demo Day and checked out the Oakley goggles. The first feature that stood out immediately when recently buying a pair of cheap sunglasses was the lens was fuzzy and dark. Sunglasses and goggles can be expensive but they truly make a important difference in the overall experience on the greens or snow. The lenses are available for a variety of conditions and users can visit the website to preview which tint is best for them. We personally think the golds are best and brightest for golf as they reveal contours better, and for skiing blues and reds are the new gold. See for yourself at www.oakley.com
If you love Loudmouth, chances are you can’t get enough of it. The trend on the slopes this season is loud colored pants in all different hues, of course Loudmouth designs step it up a notch to stand out in the mountain notches. For gear, the popularity of Go PRO has exploded in the snow, we’ll see how the high def camera fairs in the fairways this season.