Play like a pro, look like a pro!

Play like a pro, look like a pro! Well, while the former is rather tricky to achieve, the latter is much easier. Nowadays all the big stars are beeing scripted by the big apparel and outfitter companies, meaning some designers and PR-agents make their minds up what these guys on tour should wear on what particular day. Everybody knows about Tiger’s red shirt on Sundays or Ricky Fowler’s all-orange thing.

It was never so easy to look like your favourite player – even if your swing looks lightyears from it! All the big clothing companies offer their golf tour attire for sale, be it IJP, Nike, BOSS, Adidas, Oakley, Polo and all the others.

Today I was lucky enough to receive a package from IJP Design, the clothing company by Ian Poulter. You know Poults as a very strong believer in the importance of a proper and colour matching outfit. His videos are legend in which he shows the audience his wardrobe and extensive shoe collection. He’s crazy about clothes and he would not neglect that at all. I’m not the biggest fan of all what he’s wearing – especially checked trousers (“Tartan style”) is definitely not my cup of tea.

But the basics are pretty awesome. IJP offers some very nice polos, high-quality trousers and sweaters. Looking trough the online store, I went for the “Tour Look”, a collection of polos and trousers which are usually worn by Ian and equipped with all the sponsor logos… so that makes it easy to look like a pro!

The major difference is you don’t earn a cent showing off these company logos and you might want to have a rather nice golf swing, otherwise it could be quite embarrassing.

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terrific european tour season’s ending in dubai

what a special year finds its end in sunny and warm dubai! 2010 is now officially finished and martin kaymer, the sympatic young german, crowns his amazing season with winning the race to dubai and is therefore europe’s best player in 2010.

the tournament in dubai itself was won by the swede robert karlsson, who delivered a perfect tournament and a thrilling and exciting sunday playoff with ian poulter. the englishman looked always ahead during the final round but was extremely unlucky on the second extra hole (the 18th) when his approach to the green was not as good as karlsson’s and when he was further imposed by a harsh penalty of one stroke when his ball marker flipped a bit while setting down his ball. the following putt was for sure not his best but how should it in such circumstances? karlsson scored birdie and took the cheque of 1 million EUR.

but what a pity for poulter. the last weeks had been amazing for the US resident… he’s a funny guy and i’d be happy for him. but robert karlsson is a nice guy too. overall all of my four favourite european players had their roles in this weekend: kaymer, mcdowell, poulter and karlsson… what a season finish!!

the tournament schedule of 2011 is officially been published today, so check out the link and grab your calendars, just like i did some moments ago.