Thursday, January 20, 2011

Iliac Golf - Bringing Back the Pure

Bert La Mar is bringing back the pure to golf. His Carlsbad based company, Iliac Golf creates cool products including retro style leather headcovers and bags as well as up to the minute stylish clothing in modern fabrics. Iliac likes to say "Understated elegance with hidden performance and cutting edge technology."

Bert is a skateboard and snowboard dude turned golfer and it shows in his refreshing approach to the traditional game of golf. He likes to do things his way and his way is classic with a twist. You can read his story here.

Iliac has made amazing inroads into the leading clubs in the country with his products and it is unusual to visit a top club and not see his wool or leather headcovers presented in funky Iliac wooden crates. You'll be seeing a lot more of Iliac's products out there in 2011 as they ramp up in other categories.

I have his leather headcovers, naturally in green, and they'll last a lot longer than me and they make a statement, which is 100% Pure.

They say "I love the game of golf and my equipment says so!"

Thursday, January 6, 2011

National Golf Links of America - What a Picture!

Our favorite golf landscape artist, Josh Smith has just released for sale an awesome picture of the 16th and 17th holes and windmill at the architectural gem on Long Island, National Golf Links of America. Golf aficionados go weak at the knees at the mere mention of C.B Macdonald's 1911 masterpiece. I have to be honest and say I liked the golf course, didn't love it. Modern equipment has made a mockery of some of the holes and as sacrilegious as it is, I prefer Sebonack across the road.
The picture is a beauty and is a complete one off - there are no prints and it will look splendid in someones office or den. If you are interested in purchasing the picture, the price is $3,500. You can email me at -