jueves, 18 de abril de 2024



Leading premium high-tech golf apparel brand Galvin Green has today unveiled its vibrant THE SKY IS THE LIMIT capsule collection of top-quality garments inspired by radiant clear blue skies that golfers often dream of playing under.


The latest limited-edition range from the Swedish brand features six fashionable VENTIL8™ PLUS shirts, a pair of shorts and three comfortable INSULA™ pieces in the glacial Alaskan Blue colour, along with lighter shades of White and Cool Grey to deliver a striking look.


Aimed at serious golfers seeking ultimate breathability, the shirts include the bold MIO, highly textured MATE, MIKLOS, MO, and MIRACLE styles, plus the classic MARCELO. The PERCY shorts complete the line-up for warm and sunny days, while the DAWSON and DION sweaters and DEL vest provide additional warmth when the temperature drops.


“These styles have really been brought to life through the use of the cool Alaskan Blue colour that our eyes seamlessly absorb,” said Designer Batur Raza Muhammad. “Blue continues to be such a popular with golfers, so we’ve applied it to each garment in this collection to get players excited about summer golfing months ahead,” he added.


Working with responsibly sourced fabrics, Galvin Green ensures that the garments provide best-in-class and long-lasting performance, while minimising the social and environmental impact in the manufacturing process.


The flagship MATE shirt with a nuts & bolts theme and 3-D print MIO style are reminiscent of comic book franchises and superheroes to deliver a truly individual look and both come in Alaskan Blue with a contrasting collar and sleeve ends. The MIO is also available in a bright Cool Grey/White colour options to match with several golfing outfits.


Offering an equally modern look, the dashing MIKLOS style incorporates angled metal studs in White across the predominantly Alaskan Blue shirt to deliver a super eye-catching look, while the MO shirt with a Cool Grey/White/Alaskan Blue cross-body stripe print provides a standout appearance reminiscent of a layered sky. The distinctively different MIRACLE shirt features an all-over print of mechanical wheels and gears to offer a stellar futuristic look.


New for this year, the MARCELO shirt is crafted using a pioneering drirelease® certified fabric to deliver superior moisture-wicking properties and thermal regulation on hot days. It is a great option when matched with the highly breathable PERCY shorts in Alaskan Blue.


All VENTIL8™ PLUS shirts and shorts provide excellent moisture-transportation and breathability to keep the body dry, while offering UV 20+ protection in warm temperatures. Easy to maintain, the garments also dry quickly and without the need to iron.


Providing a soft and stretchy feel with impressive warmth, the shirts are accompanied by the striking DAWSON sweater in Alaskan Blue with a contrasting White full-length zipper, plus the lightweight DION half-zip and DEL vest in Alasksan Blue Melange.


All mid-layers are crafted using sustainable bluesign® approved materials and are designed to be layered with the brand’s premium shirts and outerwear to ensure full breathability and comfort on the golf course.


THE SKY IS THE LIMIT capsule collection from Galvin Green is available from leading stockists and can be viewed at www.galvingreen.com.


martes, 9 de abril de 2024

DETAILS to spearhead development of new-look Vilamoura as Europe’s leading leisure destination



 DETAILS, a newly established, independent sports and hospitality management platform, has assumed control of some of golf’s most famous real estate in Vilamoura, Portugal, with a vision of elevating the destination to the very best in Europe.


It will oversee the assets within the Dom Pedro Hotels and Golf Collection, which have made the Algarve the hottest spot for visiting golfers on the continent, including the famous Vilamoura Old Course.


The move comes as part of a major multi-year development plan, which will see Vilamoura significantly enhanced through a series of ambitious upgrades, serving to further attract travellers seeking the very best leisure and lifestyle experience the Iberian Peninsula has to offer.


In addition to the Vilamoura Old Course, the Dom Pedro Hotels and Golf Collection comprises the highly popular Dom Pedro Portobelo, Dom Pedro Marina and Dom Pedro Vilamoura hotels, as well as the Victoria, Pinhal, Laguna and Millennium golf courses.



The Dom Pedro Victoria course hosted the European Tour’s Portugal Masters between 2007 and 2022 and saw victories for the likes of Open champions, Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry, as well as England’s Ryder Cup stalwart, Lee Westwood.


Away from Dom Pedro, the Palmares, Vale Pisão and Aroeira (Pines Classic and Challenge) golf courses will take the DETAILS golf portfolio to nine courses in total.


Golfers can expect further news in the near future regarding DETAILS’ enhancement plans, which will see returning travellers to Vilamoura delighted by the positive evolution of an already favourite destination.


Nuno Sepulveda, Co-Chief Executive Officer at DETAILS – Hospitality, Sports, Leisure, said: “We are very excited about taking our amazing properties in Vilamoura to the next level, not just in terms of improving and future-proofing our superb facilities, but ensuring our guests continue to create unforgettable memories.


“Since 2023, we have made significant changes to the sites – with sustainability at the core of those changes – and we are looking forward to sharing our world-class facilities with our guests.”



Development plans will also see the creation of a state-of-the-art multi-sport facility alongside significant upgrades to Vilamoura’s existing equestrian centre.


Dom Pedro’s portfolio of hotels in Lagos, and Madeira will also be fully operated by DETAILS, which also manages the following resorts:

  • Topázio Vibe Beach Hotel & Apartments, Albufeira
  • Vale D’Oliveiras Quina Resort & Spa, Carvoeiro/Lagos
  • Bertolina Guesthouse, Albufeira
  • Velamar Boutique Hotel, Olhos de Água
  • Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, Albufeira
  • Vale d’El Rei Hotel & Villas, Lagos
  • Vale Da Lapa Village Resort, Carvoeiro.


DETAILS will have full management control of the assets with responsibilities ranging from CapEx planning and partner brand negotiation to HR and Sales & Marketing, as they aim to reinstate Vilamoura as Europe’s elite golf and leisure destination.


To find out more about Dom Pedro Hotels and Golf Collection, visit www.dompedrogolf.com


jueves, 4 de abril de 2024



-Latest premium feature-packed carry & cart bags available with a personal touch-


Golfers looking to add a name, initials or society logos on their next golf bag can see personalisation come to life for a small set up charge* when purchasing any one of the 28 new stand and cart bags in the latest range from Sun Mountain.


For the 2024 season, the market leader in premium golf bags has unveiled its most comprehensive golf bag range ever - offering golfers an unrivalled selection of stand and cart designs that can all be customised to personal choice with little extra spend involved.


To coincide with its own rebranding, the pioneering brand - the first to introduce the integrated folding leg stand bag and waterproof H2NO bags - is providing a high-quality embroidery service through approved stockists that uses thread in both full colour and tonal options to deliver a standout finishing touch to be admired by your playing partners.


“The embroidery service from golf bag suppliers has been largely limited to club cresting until now, but another ‘first’ from Sun Mountain with bespoke options elevates the product offering even further at a time when customisation has popular with many golfers,” said Nigel Freemantle, Managing Director of Brand Fusion International, the distributor of Sun Mountain products across Europe. “Once again, each bag in the range has been produced with meticulous attention to detail, while catering for the needs of every golfer wanting to enjoy the game with more comfort, convenience and style,” he added.


The latest range incorporates a selection of fresh looks and patterns on some of the best-selling bags, plus a host of user-friendly features, including a new bubble-design top and hip pad to protect club shafts and provide added comfort when carrying. The collection is comprised of the H2NO fully waterproof bags; the sustainable ECO-LITE line in REPREVEÒ fabric made from 25 recycled plastic water bottles; plus, the classic MID-STRIPE vinyl bags. With up to 45 distinctive colourways to choose from, there are also 13 user-friendly, award-winning travel cover options to make life easier for the golfer on the move.



The brand continues to push the boundaries in design with the creation of a bold golf course topography print on its new ADVENTURE H2NO LITE stand and cart models. They form part of the popular H2NO line-up that uses fabric with a waterproof treatment applied to both sides and sealed seams to ensure belongings remain dry in the wettest playing conditions. The striking collection features three stand and three cart colourways, complete with full-length dividers and ample pocket space to store belongings.


The top all-weather stand bag options include the ultra-lightweight H2NO LITESPEED designed for the avid walking golfer at under 2.3kg in weight; the H2NO LITE model featuring a slightly larger 9.5” top; plus, the H2NO LITE 14-Way bag offering more space at the top to organise clubs. The Port/Rush Red/Cadet colourway on the LITESPEED and LITE 14-Way bags and the Moss/Gold/Taxi option on the LITE style are some of the most vibrant colour combinations that are sure to stand out on golf courses this season.


The best-selling H2NO STAFF model spearheads the fully waterproof cart bag options, thanks to its technical design focused for optimal use on all cart models. It features a 10.5” top with 14 full length dividers and a cart strap pass through for easy loading without compromising access to the nine forward facing pockets.


The popular H2NO LITE cart bag is offered in as many as six individual colourways, while the roomy H2NO ELITE cart bag with 12 spacious pockets provides an option for golfers who want the most amount of space to transport clubs and belongings. All cart bags feature a dedicated putter well, as well as lift assist handles and a convenient single carry strap for seamless loading of the bag onto trollies and buggies.


Made using water-resistant REPREVEÒ fabric to help reduce harmful waste on the environment, the ECO-LITE offering is made up of a 14-Way stand and lightweight X-Strap Sunday bag. Both models incorporate eco-friendly materials to give golfers the opportunity to use designs that are great for golf and even better for the planet.


The retro-look MID-STRIPE collection introduces of four entirely new designs for 2024. These include the smaller ACE and larger 14-Way stand bags, plus the addition of two cart bag designs offered in a 4-Way and a 14-Way top. A great option for those golfers seeking a super sophisticated golf bag, the latest styles all come in Navy/Frost, while the award-winning 4-Way stand bag is carried forward in six fashionable colour options.


Ultra-lightweight for the avid-walking golfer, the 2.5+ stand bag features a 4-way, 9” top and six pockets, including a full-length clothing pocket; velour-lined valuables pocket; ball pocket with two-way zippers; plus an accessible beverage pouch. Weighing under 1.4kg, the adjustable X-Strap® Dual Strap System ensures top comfort and ease of use when carrying. The bag is available in the fresh Surf/River and Cadet/White colourways.


There are four versions of CLUBGLIDER travel covers featuring an exclusive folding-leg mechanism that fully supports the weight of the bag for exceptional manoeuvrability, while dense foam padding delivers the highest levels of club protection. The multi award-winning MERIDIAN model leads the line-up alongside the JOURNEY design, sturdy TOUR bag with heavy duty tank zips, plus the extra spacious PRO cover that can fit a staff bag or two mid-sized stand bags.


For those golfers with limited storage space, the compact KUBE travel cover folds down to a small hard-shell box when not in use. It comes in six bold colours to ensure it stands out on luggage carrousels.


“Sun Mountain designers have left no stone unturned in this stunning collection that we’re confident will be popular with golfers seeking best-in-class functional products that stand the test of time whatever the weather,” added Freemantle.


For more information on the 2024 Sun Mountain golf bag range, please visit www.brandfusion.co.uk.


*To create a stitch file for personalisation will cost between £25-£15 subject to complexity.





For more information, contact Matt Curtis at Sports Impact

on matt.curtis@sports-impact.com.

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