April 08, 2019
By Andrew Tursky, PGATOUR.COM
- (Courtesy of Swag Golf)
Every year for The Masters -- due to its rich tradition and iconic green-and-yellow colors in the logo -- golf companies design and release custom products in the event’s honor.
Instead of singling out specific products, we wanted to highlight as many of the cool products as possible for The 2019 Masters. Below is a list of custom Masters-themed gear and equipment that we’ll continue to add to as products get unveiled to the public.
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Limited-edition Bettinardi putter
While Bettinardi doesn’t advertise the BB1 Copper Classic putter specifically as a Masters-themed putter, its “Spring Season” limited release has an obvious Masters influence with the green-and-yellow colorway and special green grip. The special BB1 head model is made from 303 Stainless Steel with a copper, honeycomb-milled face insert, it weighs 355 grams, and it comes with a Lamkin Deep Etched Cord grip.
The BB1 Copper Classic is being released on April 9 for $800, and only 250 putters will be available. It also comes with a quilted leather headcover.
Jordan 11 Masters shoes
Can we call these the White Dogwoods (the name of Augusta's 11th hole)? Or the Amen 11s? Either way I get these. https://t.co/0rgi02js2t— Andrew Tursky (@AndrewTursky) April 1, 2019
These Jordan 11 Masters-inspired golf shoes are part of a Nike “Snake Pack” release. They have green snakeskin on the upper, a reflective sole plate equipped with golf spikes, and golf hands on the tongue colored yellow with hits of green, for obvious reasons. If you look closely, there is also a small red Jordan logo on the tongue inside the yellow hands, a nice touch for fans of the logo and brand.
Cobra “Camo” driver
On the equipment side, Cobra has released a special-edition “Camo” version of its new King F9 Speedback driver. Cobra also reports that Rickie Fowler will use a matching Camo-printed Vessel-collaborative staff bag at The 2019 Masters. The Camo pattern blends the outlines of the United States and the state of Georgia, a shoutout to both the Masters logo and Augusta National’s home state.
The Cobra Camo driver, available in 9- and 10.5-degree lofts, comes equipped with a special military-green Project X Even Flow Blue shaft, and a Lamkin Crossline Cobra Connect black grip that also has military-green accents. The driver is currently available for purchase, selling for $499.
As per Masters tradition, the caddies wear white jumpsuits with green numbers on their chest. Swag Golf, a Chicago-based putter company who also makes custom putter covers used by TOUR players including Keegan Bradley, created a special Masters cover with a shoutout to the caddies and their uniforms. Each Swag headcover comes with a different number, and if the headcover purchased matches the winning caddie number for The 2019 Masters, a bigger surprise is in store.
Devereux, a company that makes apparel and accessories for more than just golf, is releasing Masters-themed G*LF and Augusta hats for The Masters. The hats were made in collaboration with New Era, and they’re available for $35 in various colorways -- not just green-and-yellow – for a subtler Masters vibe.
A bag and covers that cover it all
TaylorMade’s custom staff bags and headcovers for The 2019 Masters have it all, with shoutouts to Augusta National’s native flowers, caddie jumpsuits, caddie numbers, and even the yardages of each hole. Scroll to the left on the embedded Instagram post above to see all of the custom Masters gear from TaylorMade.
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A flower for every hole on the scorecard 🌸🌺🌼 Say hello, friends, to the 2019 Callaway April Major headcovers in collaboration with @oliviaherrickdesign and @seamusgolf. Hit the link in our bio for more info, and mark your calendars for our limited drop on Friday, April 12th! #TheMasters #CallawayCreate
For its 2019 Masters-themed headcovers, Callaway teamed up with Olivia Herrick Design and Seamus Golf. The design features the flowers for which each hole at Augusta National is named, including of course the famous Azalea.
Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson’s apparel scripting for the week includes a new Masters-green Mizzen+Main polo. Also, in honor of Mickelson’s toned calves and viral calf-raise videos on social media, Mizzen+Main also has a new “Post Round calf exercises” white button-down shirt. For those who forgot, Mickelson first debuted his now famous Mizzen+Main button-down shirt during a practice round at the 2018 Masters.
In 2017, adidas Golf launched Crossknit Boost golf shoes inspired by Augusta National’s famous Pimento Cheese sandwiches. The company is back at it again for dessert in 2019.
Although they already sold out, adidas Golf launched limited-edition Crossknit 3.0 golf shoes inspired by Augusta’s Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches on Monday morning. The rubber outsole, and midsole, which features adidas’ familiar Boost technology, have sugar-cookie-inspired colorways.
G/Fore’s custom Gallivanters
For the 2019 Masters, G/Fore has released a new Masters-themed Grosgrain Gallivanter golf shoe. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is known for wearing custom G/Fore shoes, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him rocking these during the week. The mostly white shoes with green hits and Azalea-pink soles are currently available on the company’s website for $225.
Justin Thomas’ Green Jacket wedges
Man... the guy @Vokeywedgerep is a genius!!! Told him I wanted to do a Bob Vokey tribute with his signature and the rest was up to him.. Thank you AD the 🐐 wedge maker for some freshies for week 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/t9kflDjJt5— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) April 8, 2019
Titleist’s Vokey-wedge craftsman Aaron Dill worked up special custom wedges for Justin Thomas ahead of The 2019 Masters. According to Thomas’ Tweet, Thomas requested stampings of Bob Vokey’s signature, but Dill spiced them up even more with special stampings. Most notably, Thomas’ 52.5-degree wedge has an ode to Augusta’s famed Pimento Cheese sandwich, and his Green Jacket size is stamped on the 57-degree wedge. Of course, the stampings are painted green-and-yellow.
Custom Nike polo badges
On Tuesday, Tiger Woods wore a custom Nike polo golf shirt featuring a special “Frank” badge. Frank is the name of Woods’ longtime, tiger-striped driver headcover, which was given its own character in television commercials.
On Wednesday, Rory McIlroy was also spotted wearing a Nike shirt with a badge on the chest. His badge was a more generic Nike shoebox logo. According to a Nike representative, general consumers will be able to customize their own Nike badges to be worn on golf polos “in the near future.”