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105 Hilarious Ways to Personalize Your Golf Balls

Monday, October 31, 2016 1:06:57 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

105 Ways to Personalize Golf Balls


Whether you're buying them as a gift for your favorite golf buddy or ordering a dozen for yourself, personalized golf balls are the ultimate way to own the golf course.  With most personalized golf balls you get 3 lines and up to 17 characters per line to show the world your personality.  Many golfers opt for something simple and straightforward like a name or nickname, however, here at Austad's, we like to be a bit more creative and have come up with a list of 105 hilarious ways to personalize your golf balls.  Feel free to use any or all of these when you place your order!


1. If found, please return to David B Austad
2. Come on son
3, This is not your ball
4. This ball is broken. Left where found.
5. Don’t touch my balls
6. This ball will explode in 3…2…1
7. It's in the hole
8. Lost my Balls when I got married
9. Return to sender.
10. #Winning
11. NaNaNaNaNa
12. I’m 80.  What’s your excuse?
13. I’m not lost, I’m hiding from Ryan.
14. No one can resist my Schweddy Balls.
15. Return to Joe in the bar for a FREE DRINK.
16. Pick it up.
17. Show me the money.
18. You’re lost too!
19. Fore!!
20. Dave Austad lost this golf ball.
21. Playing through!
22. Noonan
23. My wife has the other one
24. Dustin hit this beauty
25. NOT a Cinderella story
26. MIA
27. AWOL
28. Just find a hole
29. Only John Smith’s wife can touch his balls
30. Yeah, it really went that far.
31. This ball paid for with other golfers’ money.
33. My kids’ inheritance spent well
34. I’m not lost…I’m on a recon mission.
35. Take me to your leader!
36. Birdie maker, money taker.
37. In Soviet Russia, ball hits you!
38. I hit it too pure.
39. Give me an 8
40. You hit it here too?!
41. Find the Fairway
42. Bad Motherf$#!er
43. I'm free let me be.
44. If found return to your momma
45. FORE wasn't enough strokes
46. Return to pro shop for a free round of golf
47. Where's the beer cart
48. Did anyone get the number of that driver that hit me?
49. Obviously you suck too if your over here.
50. Free golf ball compliments of Dave Austad
51. I once was lost but now I’m found.
52. I like big putts and I cannot lie.
53. Eric hit this ball to far…now it’s yours.
54. Help!  I can’t swim!
55. May the course be with you.
56. Oops…another shank!
57. Be the ball.
58. I said Tees, not TREES.
59. Mulligan…And again, and again and again.
60. I see a lot of horticulture in your future.
61. Go ahead, make my day.
62. W A S H M E
63. Just broke 70.  That’s a lot of clubs.
64. Can you help me find the fairway?
65. Like my dimples?
66. I didn’t want this ball anyway – you can have it.
67. That’s how I roll.
68. This ball belongs to (un)lucky Joe.
69. I’m too good for my home.
70. Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir.  And I NEVER slice.
71. Left for dead.
72. Will you treat me better than my previous owner?
73. Oh yeah…FORE!
74. My balls are dimpled.
75. Mulligan?
76. Birdie Hunter
77. Call 605-555-5555 for a free lesson!
78. This was my “practice shot”
79. If you’re going to play with my balls, you should at least buy me a beer first!
80. Yours is 30 yards back.
81. Please drop in hole.
82. World’s Greatest Duffer
83. World’s Greatest Sandbagger
84. Look out trees…here I come!
85. My balls stink!
86. Dear Mr. Cheapo – find your own ball!
87. You have one ball.  Now you know how Lance Armstrong feels.
88. Does this Pro V1 look like your Pink Flying Lady?
89. Hazard Magnet
90. #YOLO
91. Swing Hard
92. Hiding from Mrs. Titleist
93. Buy balls…Lose balls…Circle of Golf.
94. SUCK IT!!!!!!
95. I love to PAR-TEE!
96. One under today! 1 under a bush.
97. Smile!  Remember you paid to do this.
98. Who’s your caddy?
99. Nice shot.  You’re still away.
100. Show me the money!
101. Early to bed, early to rise.  Golf all day and make up lies.
102. The golf gods are always watching.
103. Please let my ball R.I.P.
104. OB is the place to be!
105. Hello friend


You can stop by any Austad's Golf Store to order personlized golf balls for you or your dad or your best buddy or order online anytime.



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Posted in Just for Fun By Sara Austad

Titleist 917 D2 vs D3 Driver

Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:18:07 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

Titleist 917 D2 vs D3



The Titleist 917 drivers are officially here and the latest iteration of Titleist’s award-winning wood line is nothing short of awesome.  Fans of Titleist will be happy to see that a lot of what golfers have loved about previous versions drivers is still there.  However, Titleist has packed some great new technology into their two new drivers and we’re here to give you the low-down on the difference between the 917 D2 and the 917 D3.  Here’s what you need to know:



Here’s the good news, when it comes to advanced technology, both the 917 D2 and the D3 pack a serious punch.  Both drivers come with SureFit CG, which is a fancy way of saying that you can change weights out to create an optimal center of gravity.  This ensures that the spin and launch conditions are ideal for each individual player.


Additionally, Titleist has also employed something called Radial Speed Face 2.0 to create a thinner perimeter face width.  What this does is allow you to get more distance off the face no matter if you hit it the ball in the sweet spot or off-center.


Bottom Line: Both the Titleist 917 D2 and the D3 drivers are equipped with awesome technology.  You can’t go wrong with either club.



Head Size and Shape:

The 917 D2 is a full 460cc and features a full pear head shape.  The 917 D3 driver comes in slightly smaller at 440cc’s and in Titleist’s words, it’s “pear profile inspired”.  Both head shapes will be familiar to golfers who have hit previous versions of Titleist drivers and the sound at impact for both drivers is pleasing to the ear and confidence-inspiring.


Bottom Line: The larger head size on the Titleist 917 D2 driver will benefit golfers who are looking for more forgiveness off the tee.  The smaller head on the 917 D3 is ideal for better players who want to be able to work the ball.

Titleist 917 D2 DriverTitleist 917 D3 Driver


Launch Angle & Spin:

The 917 D2 Driver was designed to fit golfers of a wide variety of skill levels, which is why both the launch angle and spin rate are both higher than the 917 D3.  The higher launch angle and spin rate help get maximum distance off the tee for golfers with swing speeds that aren’t off the charts.  Conversely, the lower launch angle and spin rates will benefit golfers with high swing speeds.


Bottom Line:

There are lots of factors that can make a difference in a golfer’s spin rate and launch angle.  While various shafts and adjustments should be tested to find the optimal settings for each golfer, in general, better players with higher swing speeds will likely benefit from the D3’s lower launch angle and spin rates.



As mentioned earlier, the new 917 drivers both feature SureFit CG, which allows you to change out weight to create the optimal center of gravity.  In addition, both the 917 D2 and the 917 D3 feature the SureFit Hosel, which allows for 16 independent lie and loft settings with just one quick adjustment.  These two enhancements work together to allow you to create a more consistent and optimized ball flight.


Bottom Line: Both the Titleist 917 D2 and the D3 are fully adjustable and allow you to craft the perfect drive on every shot.

Titleist SureFitTitleist SureFit Hosel



If you are a golfer who likes the ability to tinker with your driver and adjust your settings, you’re going to love Titleist’s 917 drivers.  Ideally, you should stop by an Authorized Titleist Retailer to hit both drivers to find the right club for your game.  A certified Titleist club fitter will be able to work with you to test various shafts and settings so that the data can point you towards the right club.


In general though, the 917 D2 is a more forgiving club and fits a wider variety of skill levels.  The smaller head size and lower launch angle of the 917 D3 were designed for optimal workability and will benefit better golfers.  You can check out both of these awesome drivers at any Austad's Golf Store or shop for Titleist 917 D2 and D3 Drivers online anytime.



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Posted in Industry News By Sara Austad

25 Things That Should Be On Every Golfer’s Bucket List

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:40:09 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

Golfer's Bucket List



You may or may not have seen that moderately awful movie, “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.  Even if you haven’t seen it, you’re probably familiar with the concept of a bucket list.  As golfers, there are infinite numbers of goals and acheivements that we can add to a bucket list, but we thought it would be fun to put together a golfing bucket list for the ordinary man.  These are 25 things that every golfer should do at some point:


1. Play Some Night Golf

While some golfers may frown on night golf or look at it as a bit of a joke, night golf can be seriously fun.  It adds a whole new dimension to the game and makes you look at the golf course from new angles.  Plus when you’re wearing a headlamp and hitting a glow in the dark ball, there’s virtually no way that you and your buddies aren’t going to have fun.


2. “Hire” a Caddy for a round

Caddies don’t have to be just for pros and the country club elite.  Grab a buddy who knows the game well and have him or her carry your bag, help you line up putts and mark off distance.  You may find that getting a second opinion helps you play better, and at the very least, you’ll gain a little insight into the caddy/pro relationship.


3. Play a round with old school clubs

In a lot of attics and garages are beautiful old clubs just gathering dust.  Why not take them out on the course and see how you fare with some antique persimmon woods and blade irons.  If anything, the antiques will probably give you a new appreciation for how far golf club technology has come.


4. Party at the Waste Management Open

From the outside, the Waste Management Open down in Phoenix looks about as far away from a traditional golf atmosphere as you can get.  It’s loud, it’s raucous and it is an all-out party on the golf course.  This makes a great golfer’s bucket list addition because who wouldn’t want to attend golf’s biggest party?


5. Sneak onto your local country club

Alright, so this might be pushing it, but if you aren’t a country club member, why not sneak out some night and play a few holes?  We’re definitely not advocating breaking and entering here and the worst that’ll probably happen is that they tell you to get lost.  But the excitement of playing golf somewhere exclusive will be something that you’ll likely remember for a long time.


6. Go on a pilgrimage to Scotland

This is one golf bucket list item that may be a little out of reach for some people since overseas travel is expensive, but if you really love the game and appreciate the history, you should absolutely travel to Scotland.  Visiting and maybe even playing at St. Andrews or Carnoustie or any number of the other fantastic golf courses from the birthplace of the game should certainly be a part of any golfer’s bucket list.


7. Build your own backyard golf hole

If you have the space, building your own backyard golf hole can be a fantastic way to play more golf without actually playing more golf.  Designs can run from the elaborate to the basic, but adding something to your home that allows you to play the game more is definitely a win. 

Pro Tip: If you don’t actually want to build a golf hole, grab some wiffle balls and create your own golf course around your front and back yards.  Set targets and par levels and compete with your family and friends.  You’ll be surprised how much fun you can have on your own golf course.


8. Hit golf balls at the Chelsea Pier

As a Midwesterner, I’ll admit that when someone suggested this, I kind of scoffed.  I mean, how cool could it actually be?  The answer is very cool.  There is just something completely unique about being in Manhattan and hitting balls out into the Hudson Bay from four stories up.  It’s definitely worth the trip and worth an addition to your golfing bucket list.


9. Play some Cross Country Golf

If you have never heard of cross country golf, let us enlighten you about one of the fastest growing trends in the sport.  Instead of playing the golf course in the traditional order of holes, you pick a point for the next hole (it can be any green on the course) and play to it in as few strokes as possible.  This means that you may be taking some really creative routes around the golf course and you’ll likely play from some angles and spots that never even crossed your mind.  It also means that you are creating an entirely new golf course from scratch when you play and that is very very cool.


10. Successfully execute a Happy Gilmore swing

I’m just going to assume that since you’re reading this list, you’re probably familiar with Happy Gilmore and his infamous swing.  Something that should be on every golfer’s bucket list is a perfect execution of the “wind up and smack it” Happy Gilmore swing.  Better yet, if you can make it into a contest with your buddies to see who can get the best result, you’ll really be having fun.


11. Engage in some competitive match play

If you really want to find out who you are as a golfer and as a person, give competitive match play a try.  Every hole presents a new opportunity to gain or lose ground and if you’re playing against a strong competitor, it’ll take all your focus and mettle to hold on until the end.


12. Play an intense putt putt match

While this one may not be for every golfer, putt putt or mini golf is the ultimate golfing game of the masses and you haven’t really lived until you’re trying to match your buddy’s hole in one through a windmill.  While most people have played mini golf before, this one gets really fun once you decide to take the competition up a notch.


13. Do a golfing marathon

Playing 54 holes in one day sounds like a dream for a lot of golfers and it definitely can be amazing.  When you play a lot of golf in a short amount of time, you’ll quickly find that your stress level and focus on individual hole scores quickly falls by the wayside.  With so many holes to play, you start to focus on this bigger picture, so marathon golf can be a great way to get out of your own head if you get obsessed with each stroke. To execute marathon golf correctly, you’re going to want to shoot for at least 54 holes in a day and make sure you hydrate!


14. Play in a real tournament

I’m not talking about some best ball scramble your co-worker signed you up for here.  Your golfing bucket list should definitely include playing in a real stroke or match play tournament.  Most clubs and cities host various tournaments throughout the year.  Do yourself a favor – sign up for one and do your best.


15. Play a top 100 course

There are so many fantastic golf courses in this world that it would be a shame to have gone through life not playing any of the best.  Some of the Top 100 Golf Courses will be virtually impossible for the average Joe to play (Augusta National), but others like Bandon Dunes, are refreshingly accessible and even affordable.  Do some research and find out what great courses are in your area and make it a point to get there and play.


16. Score a hole-in-one

This is one bucket list item that can elude even the best golfers in the world.  Alternatively, there are other people who have gotten multiple hole in one’s and you just want to say, “he man, share the wealth!”  There is no question – getting a hole in one is something that should be on every golfer’s bucket list.


17. Experience a Ryder Cup in person

The Ryder Cup is arguably the best event in all of golf and one of the best sporting events in the world.  Every other year, the best golfers from the United States and Europe come together to see which team can emerge victorious.  The Ryder Cup atmosphere is electric with fans from both side showing pride for their homeland and for their teams.  You also get to see normally staid and calm pro golfers exhibit a lot more personality and excitement.


18. Watch the Par-3 Contest at the Masters

The Par 3 Contest at the Masters occurs every year on the Wednesday before the Masters kicks off and it is bar-none one of the coolest events in golf.  Many golfers bring their kids and wives and they just have fun with it.  Plus, since it’s before the actual tournament begins, spectators can take photos, so you make actually get to take home some photographic proof of your experience. 


19. Shoot your age

Shooting your age obviously becomes substantially easier as you get older, but nonetheless it can and should be a goal for all golfers to do at some point.  If you’re on the south side of 40, you can always try shooting your age for 9 holes.


20. Break 80 (or 70 or 100 or whatever your stretch score is)

Most golfers have a score that always just seems a little out of reach.  This varies by golfer, but most feel that playing just one round in the 60’s or 70’s or 80’s or 90’s would be something to be proud of.  Whatever that score is for you, mark it down and put it on your bucket list and buy yourself a drink on the day that you actually break that score.


21. Play a round of golf in all 50 states

This is a golfing bucket list goal that will definitely take you awhile to achieve.  Playing a round of golf in all 50 states is something that not many people have done, however it’s something that is one of those “Ultimate Bucket List” challenges that everyone should shoot for.  After all, even if you don’t get all 50 states, you’ll have still played a lot of great golf in a lot of great places.


22. Play a high-stakes money match

While we definitely don’t advocate high-stakes gambling becoming a part of most people’s regular routine, standing over a 4-footer for par when you’ve got real cold, hard cash on the line will certainly challenge you in a new way.  And when we say “high-stakes”, know that the amount of money doesn’t have to be big to feel the pressure.  You may sweat it out over $20 while others may want to go for more big money bets.  Only do what is comfortable for you.


23. Play a round with only three clubs

Here’s a challenge for you: grab one wood, an iron and a putter and play a full round.  Having only three clubs at your disposal will force you to think creatively about golf course management and how you use your golf clubs.


24. Take a golf road trip with your buddies

A golfing road trip with friends is something that every golfer should do at least once in their lifetime.  Map out your route, book your tee times and get ready to have a great time with people you love.


25. Create and play your own Bucket List of golf courses

This list is intended to provide you with some inspiration for adding some fun and excitement into your golf game.  Why not put together your own list of golf courses you want to play and put together a plan to play them all.  Incorporate your friends and family and make it a yearly event.  After all, the whole point of playing golf is to have fun.  



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9 Awesomely Stylish Women's Golf Outerwear Pieces

Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:30:00 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

Women's Fall Golf Outerwear


Just because the weather is cool, that doesn't mean you can't look hot on the course!  Women's golf apparel style has evolved a lot over the years and there are so many stylish options that are jam packed with technology to keep you warm and dry.  On top of that there are serious rain suits and gloves that are essential if you play fall golf and don't mind a little wind and rain.  Here are 9 awesome pieces of women's outerwear to help you look good and play great golf this fall:


Adidas Women's Rangewear Jacket

adidas Women's Rangewear Full Zip Black Jacket

If you're going to play golf in the fall, you're going to need a few great layering pieces.  This women's Rangewear jacket from Adidas is the perfect addition to your golf bag, yoga bag or diaper bag.  Designed with a soft-cotton-like fabric, the stretch material is ridiculously comfortable and is the perfect weight to keep you warm but not too hot.  As an added bonus, this jacket comes with thumb holes to give your hands a little extra warmth.


FootJoy Women's Wintersof Gloves

FootJoy Women's WinterSof Gloves - Pair

The number one unwritten rule of fall golf is that you've got to protect your hands!  Having a great pair of winter golf gloves can mean the difference between really enjoying yourself on the course and throwing in the towel early because of frozen digits.  These Women's FootJoy WinterSof Gloves are ideal for cold-weather golf or for chilly football games.


Nike Women's StormFit Rain Suit

Nike Women’s Storm-Fit Rainsuit

Don't let Mother Nature get you down!  This awesome women's rain suit from Nike is 100% waterproof and 100% packable.  If you play any amount of fall golf, a great rainsuit is essential and getting one that is as stylish as this one is just an added bonus.


Puma Women's Bloom Pullover

Puma Women's Bloom 1/4 Zip Golf Popover

This is one of our absolute favorite pieces of women's apparel for Fall 2016.  The fantastic, subtle print adds a nice flare to this cool and comfortable pullover.  Equipped with Puma's WARM CELL technology, you'll easily stay warm in windy conditions without overheating.  The best part is that this awesome women's pullover is available in 3 fantastic colors.  Stock up - you won't regret it! 


Titleist Cart Mitts

Titleist Cart Mitts

If you've never tried out a pair of cart mitts before, let me enlighten you - they are awesome!  Designed to be ultra warm and easy to slip on and off, these Cart Mitts from Titleist are perfect for cold-weather rounds.  They are also perfect to throw in your car for those really cold days that you might need to scrape some ice off your windows. 


Nike Women's Therma Fit Pullover

Nike Women's Therma-Fit 1/2 Zip Pullover

Nike does a lot of things really well and one of those is make great looking women's outerwear.  This Therma-Fit Pullover just rocks in so many ways.  The flattering cut and thermal material work together to give you a pullover that is as stylish as it is comfortable and this is one piece that you'll probably end up wearing multiple times per week.


Levelwear Women's Crystal Vest

Levelwear Women's Luxury Crystal Vest

Levelwear calls the fleece material that this vest is made out of "luxury fleece" and you'll look and feel like a million bucks when you wear it.  Incredibly comfortable and surprisingly warm, this women's vest is one that you'll want to keep on hand whether you're golfing, running errands or watching your kid's soccer game.


Levelwear Women's Current Jacket

Levelwear Women's Current Full Zip Jacket

The wind won't blow you away when you wear this awesome women's current jacket from Levelwear.  Designed with Flexlite Windwear Technology, this lightweight jacket is perfect for windy days where you don't want to overheat with layers.  It's also available in three awesome colors.


Adidas Women's Climawarm Leggings

Adidas Women's Climawarm Leggings

If you're a modern woman, you probably have a few pairs off black leggings already in your closet, but let me assure you that they aren't like these!  Designed with Adidas' Climawarm technology, these leggings are equipped to handle whatever Mother Nature throws and you and keep you looking great in the process.


This fall, don't just brave the elements, embrace them.  Austad's has all the women's outerwear to keep you warm and looking great so that you can stay active even when the weather isn't perfect.



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14 Awesome Men's Outerwear Pieces for Fall

Monday, October 3, 2016 6:15:00 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

 14 Awesome Fall Golf Outerwear Pieces

If you're going to play some fall golf (and to be honest, you should absolutely play some fall golf), you need to make sure you have the right gear.  That means wearing layers that will keep you warm without holding all that sweat in.  It also means having rain gear on hand for those freakish fall storms that seem to like popping up when you're having the best round of your life.  Here are 20 awesome men's outerwear pieces that are perfect for the golf course or a fall football game:


Adidas Climaheat Vest

adidas Men's Climaheat Fleece 1/4 Zip Vest

Like Derek Zoolander, this vest is just really really ridiculously good looking.  The grey heathered texture on the front is right on trend and the cut and style is perfect for a quick round of October golf or watching your kid catch butterflies on the soccer field.


Adidas Quilted Jacket

adidas Men's Climaheat Prime Quilted Full Zip Jacket

You may recognize this jacket as the one that Jason Day wore several times during the 2016 season when he was lighting up the course.  Was it Day's fierce play that made him the World's Number 1 Golfer or was it the confidence that he got from wearing the coolest jacket known to man?  Pretty sure it's the jacket.


FootJoy Hydrolite Jacket

FootJoy Men's HydroLite Rain Jacket FJ# 23823

If there is one thing that you should buy for Fall golf, let it be a great rain jacket.  This FootJoy jacket not only looks fantastic, but comes with a two-year waterproof warranty and is extremely lightweight, meaning that you'll be dry and comfortable even if you're playing through a monsoon.


FootJoy Sport Pullover

FootJoy Men's Sport Pullover

Kind of like a politician trying to win a big election, the weather in fall can be a major flip flopper.  It could be sunny and 65 degrees at 2pm and 50 degrees with a 30 mph wind by 2:30.  Having a layering piece like this awesome FootJoy Sport Pullover is essential for keeping warm on those breezy flip floppin' days.


FootJoy Golf Rain Pants

FootJoy Hydrolite Waterproof Rain Pants

Is there anything worse than walking in cold, wet pants?  If you don't know the feeling, bless you - we hope make it many more decades without having to endure a round of golf with damp pants.  These FootJoy Hydrolite Rain Pants will easily protect you from "wet pants syndrome" with a 2 year waterproof warranty and Lightweight Stay-Dry system.


FootJoy Wintersof Golf Gloves

FootJoy Wintersof Golf Gloves

It's a fact - you can't play great golf if your hands are freezing.  These FootJoy Wintersof Gloves are equipped with FootJoy's WinterShield technology and are warm and windproof.  The knit palm helps you keep a strong grip on your clubs even in the worst conditions.  Best part - these Wintersof gloves are sold in pairs so you can keep both hands toasty warm.


Nike Men's Packable Rain Suit

Nike Men's Packable Rain Suit

Don't even try and play fall golf if you don't have a great rain suit.  This awesomely lightweight jacket and pants from Nike are 100% waterproof and easily pack up into a zipped pocket for convenient storage and transportation.  It's an essential for cool rainy days.


Puma 1/4 Zip Sweater

Puma 1/4 Zip Sweater

Not going to lie - this is one of our absolute favorite outerwear pieces for Fall 2016.  It's one of those great sweaters that you can really wear anywhere - on the course, to Sunday dinner or even to the office.  It's great fit and confident design will easily take you style game up a notch with very little effort.


Puma Elevated PWRWARM 1/4 Zip Golf Popover Sweater

Puma Elevated PWRWARM 1/4 Zip Golf Popover Sweater

This Puma Elevated Pullover is one of those pieces that will quickly become a go-to item in any man's wardrobe.  It's comfortable, it's cool and it's perfect for fall mornings on the golf course or raking leaves.  Available in 4 colors, you may just want to stock up and get one of each.


Titleist Cart Mitts

Titleist Cart Mitts

This one is a non-negotiable if you play cold-weather golf.  Having a great pair of cart mitts like this pair from Titleist is critical to keeping your hands warm between shots.  On a related note, these are just great mittens in general.  Get a pair to throw in your car if you live up north and you'll be set for the winter.


Travis Mathew Wall Pullover

Travis Mathew Wall Sweater

If you haven't tested out Travis Mathew apparel yet, the super stylish Wall Sweater might be the piece you want to try.  With a great style that can easily be worn in a variety of places, this sweater is also warm, incredibly soft and has become a quick favorite of the Austad's Golf staff.


FootJoy Lightweight Softshell Vest

FootJoy Lightweight Softshell Vest

This lightweight vest from FootJoy is one of those perfect layering pieces that will help keep you warm, but not too hot on those breezy fall days.  The poppin' blue color is a nice touch as well and goes well with most of the clothes that you probably already have in your closet.


adidas Men's Climawarm Novelty 1/4 Zip Layering Top

adidas Men's Climawarm Novelty 1/4 Zip Layering Top

Extend your season with this Adidas Climawarm Novelty 1/4 Zip Layering Top, our warmest outerwear designed to fight off the chill and keep you competing no matter how cold the temperature drops. Featuring advanced hollow-fiber technology, it delivers dependable protection to keep you comfortable and looking great.


Ashworth Pima Cotton V-Neck Sweater

Ashworth Pima Cotton V-Neck Sweater

What's a great go-to piece that can work for virtually any occasion?  A v-neck sweater, of course.  This classic, understated look can easily be dressed up or down with the right pairings and with the Ashworth name attached, you know you're getting quality.  Better yet, this awesome sweater can be yours for an awesome price.  This one makes a great gift as well!


Make sure that you're ready to take on fall golf or just fall yardwork.  Austad's has all the men's outerwear including jackets, pullovers, sweaters, rain gear and more to keep you looking good and staying warm no matter what the elements throw at you.




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Posted in Golf Tips By Sara Austad

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver: 3 Quick Things

Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:05:13 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver


The new Callaway Fusion Driver has offficially landed and the good news is that it is a really solid club.  It’s also pretty cool looking with the carbon inserts and the design is different enough that Callaway has definitely set up the Big Bertha Fusion Driver to hold a unique space in the market.


You may or may not know it, but Callaway has a team of actual aerospace engineers that help them design their golf clubs.  They actually partnered with Boeing (yes, those same guys who make the planes you fly in) a few years ago to engineer clubs that move faster than anything else on the market.  Because they have a bunch of nerds working in their nerd labs out in California, they also throw out a lot of terms like “revolutionary titanium Exo-Cage” and “ultralight triaxial carbon crown.  Whether they are talking about some Star Trek technology or driver, tech, I’m not entirely sure, but it sounds pretty good.



To get down to brass tacks, the Callaway Fusion Driver is excellent for a number of reasons and definitely worth a look if you want your drives to go farther and end up in the fairway more often.  Here are Three Quick Things about the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver: 


1. It’s Massively Forgiving

Those ultra-techy things I mentioned above actually allow Callaway club engineers to do some very cool things.  To explain it very simply, these metals allow for substantially more weight to be positioned in the perimeter and far back from the face.  This makes the club much more solid and helps you avoid the torque and twisting that accompanies those big, booming drives. 


What this means for you: You’re going to end up with a whole lot more drives in the fairway and your miss-hits are going to be a lot closer to where you are aiming.


Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver Swing


2. It’s Very Very Fast

The ultimate job of an aerospace engineer is to figure out how to make things fly through the air with as little resistance as possible.  That’s probably why the group of Callaway engineers were able to create a driver that is wicked-fast.  The Big Bertha Fusion Driver features a unique streamlined head shape and utilizes Callaway’s proprietary Speed Step technology to help you swing the driver a whole lot faster.


What this means for you: Faster clubhead speeds = more distance off the tee.  And more distance means that you’re going to be out-driving your buddies a whole lot more often.


Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver Head


3. It’s Got a Funky Shape


I’m just going to say it – the head design for the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion driver is funky.  It actually looks a little like it’s already moving through the air and has been stretched out on the back end.  In reality, there are some very solid reasons for this unique design.  That “techy” thing I mentioned earlier – the triaxial carbon Exo-Cage allowed Callaway to break free from traditional club design.  This new setup combines fast aerodynamics with a very high MOI giving you more distance.  The new metals also allowed Callaway to do some acoustic engineering and this driver sounds fantastic at impact.


What this means for you: The new head design of the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion is actually faster and has been engineered to sound better than previous driverws.  You’re going to get more distance and more confidence off the tee – both things that will help you enjoy your round a whole lot more.


Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver Closeup


If you like the look of the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver, you can stop by any Austad’s Golf location to test out the club and get custom fit.  Austad’s is a Top 100 Callaway Club Fitter and our expert staff is on call to help you find the perfect driver for your game.  The Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver is available for sale now and you can find it online or at any Austad's Golf location.



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The 15 Ugliest Ryder Cup Outfits In History

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:57:33 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

15 Ugliest Ryder Cup Outfits


As far as blog posts go, this one was exceptionally interesting to research.  For those who don't know, the Ryder Cup has  a long and storied history that goes back to 1927.  Virtually every important figure in golf from America or Europe has played in the Ryder Cup for the past 89 years and it's history provides us with an amazing treasure trove of stories, photographs and competition.  


When I had the idea for this post, I was originally going to do a history of Ryder Cup fashion, but when I saw some of the incredibly ugly outfits from some of the teams, I knew that a ranking of the Ugliest Ryder Cup Outfits in History would be much more fun.  Some interesting things to note:


1. Early Ryder Cup fashions were very solid.  Perhaps it's because I was looking at these photos through the lens of history, but most of the ensembles from 1927 through the mid-60's were really fantastic-looking.  It just so happens that those years also coincide with what many people think of as a "golden age" in men's fashion, but overwhelmingly, the tailored looks from the first 40 years of Ryder Cup play were excellent.


2. Some of these looks really haven't aged well.  For the most part, Ryder Cup fashion and golf fashion in general has been pretty conservative throughout the years.  And to be honest, those are the looks that have held up well.  A lot of the looks that made this list are ones that were "trendy" at the time, but fell out of favor soon after.


3. These are my opinions.  I am not a fashion critic, nor even a particularly fashionable person.  This posts contains a list of what I consider to be the ugliest outfits in Ryder Cup history.  These are my opinions.  However, my opinions also happen to be correct, so you can probably just assume that this list is definitive.  Enjoy!


USA Ryder Cup Team 1991

15. Team USA 1991

As far as ugly Ryder Cup outfits go, this is not entirely terrible.  I mean, it's definitely not good, but the worst you can say is that those jackets definitely have an early 90's Miami Vice feel.  Or maybe that's just the beach in the background and all of the tousled wind-blown hair.  On a related note, I was never able to find a full head to toe picture of this outfit and I for one, really hope that these guys are all barefoot on that beach.  


Team USA Ryder Cup 2014

14. Team USA 2014

Oh USA, why did you have to wear these ugly, arrogant and self-aggrandizing sweaters.  It's like you were asking for a complete meltdown in your normally-dominant final day singles matches.  To be honest, this look isn't entirely bad, but as a U.S. Citizen and patriot, I am a firm believer that these trophy sweaters single-handedly caused the demise of the 2014 US Ryder Cup Team, which is why they earned the number 14 spot on this list.  #justsaying


Team USA Ryder Cup 2006

13. Team USA 2006

These lovely brown sweater vests worn by Team USA at the 2006 Ryder Cup are pretty much the definition of a "Cosby Sweater".  You've got the pattern running across the vest, and you can tell that they really tried hard to tie the whole look together with those complimentary tan slacks.  Maybe it's sweater vests in general or these specific vests, but the team honestly looked like a bunch of kindergartners on picture day.


Team Europe Ryder Cup 2014

12. Team Europe 2014

I'll be the first to admit that I don't always appreciate the more flashy styles of European golfers.  The nuances of a skin-tight golf apparel will probably never really appeal to a simple Midwest gal like me.  However, I don't think I'm stepping out of line here when I say that the purple/navy sweaters worn by the Europeans at the 2014 Ryder Cup were butt-ugly.  Too tight and featuring a weird design, these sweaters should have been benched.


Team Europe Ryder Cup 2014 Plaid

11. Team Europe 2014...again

I can absolutely appreciate someone who is adventurous enough to take a fashion risk.  I can also appreciate drawing on the history of fashion to create a look that moves you forward while paying homage to the past.  These atrocious plaid jackets worn by Team Europe in 2014 did neither and man were they ugly.  Half the problem is that you've got so many guys in plaid in this shot that it just looks like some plaid monster barfed all over.  However, the Ryder Cup is a team event and this team look just doesn't fly.


Team Europe Ryder Cup 1995

10. Team Europe 1995

Tell me honestly, because I'm a little on the young side to truly know.  Is there anything more 80's than an oversize suit jacket?  Everything from the cut of this jacket to the color to the baggy pants is all wrong.  Maybe they were rehearsing for a Talking Heads video.  That's really the only logical explanation as to why you would dress a Ryder Cup team like this.


Team USA Ryder Cup 1993

9. Team USA - 1993

USA - what are you doing with the trophy sweaters?  They obviously didn't jinx the Americans in '93 like they did in 2014, but good Lord, this brown on tan on ivory color scheme is so vanilla and "golfy" that I can hardly stand it.  And don't even get me started with the turtleneck/sweater combo.  There is no justifiable reason for anyone to need that many layers around their neck.  Just stop.


Team USA Ryder Cup 1983

8. Team USA 1983

Oh boy, where do I start here?  The first thing I'll call out are those lovely camel brown pants.  I mean if there is a less flattering color in the world, please tell me because I really don't think there is.  Secondly, I'm pretty sure that my mom had a set of pillows and curtains in our formal living room growing up that would coordinate perfectly with those salmon-y polos.  And finally, I'm not sure who had the brilliant idea to tie camel brown pants and a salmon shirt together with a grey jacket, but kudos to you, because that's a combo that has never been seen before or never should be seen again.  Nice work Team USA.


Team USA Ryder Cup 1983 Plaid

7. Team USA 1983...again

I'm just going to put this out there - 1983 was not the height of men's golf fashion.  This blue plaid suit jacket and blue pants combo is really...something.  Plaid jackets are just way too much when you've got 13 of them on one picture.  Too bad the 2014 European Ryder Cup team didn't take a look at this shot before they tried to pull a repeat of this fashion flop.  On the other hand, Curtis Strange's hair looks amazing, so there's that.


Team USA Ryder Cup 1985

6. Team USA - 1985

When I first saw this picture, I would have put cold hard cash on the fact that this was from the 70's.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that this amazing schoolboy uniform look was shown at the 1985 Ryder Cup!  Those stunning rust-colored pants and 4-button placket on the navy shirt really help these guys look like a unified team of golf course superintendents.


Team Europe Ryder Cup 1973

5. Team Great Britain & Ireland 1973

I have to be honest.  I have a real love/hate relationship with this look from the 1973 Ryder Cup.  The jackets are actually pretty cool looking with the (I'm hoping black velvet) trimmed lapels.  I'm pretty sure it's the funky print of the shirt underneath those suave sweaters that is throwing the whole thing off for me.  So much potential here, but in the end this look, like an Italian guy with a blonde American girl, is just a little too forward and a little too European.


Team Europe Ryder Cup 1969

4. Team Great Britain 1969

I don't have any way to prove it, but I'm pretty sure that this is the most British picture ever taken.  All it really needs is an English Bulldog and a Union Jack hanging in the background and I think even the Queen would acknowledge my assertion.  Those insane hats make the 1969 British Ryder Cup Team look like a bunch of Bobbies...or a troupe of Vaudeville performers.  What's crazy about this getup is that the core of the outfit - the pants, sweater and jacket - is really solid.  It's the accessories that land this ensemble in the number four spot.  From the baby blue socks (which coordinate with the sweater) to the black and white wing-tips to the jaunty cap, these guys look like they are gearing up for a local theater production rather than an intense golf match.


Team Europe Ryder Cup 2002

3. Team Europe 2002

Um Europe, I hate to tell you this because you must be so embarrassed, but I think someone threw up all over your 2002 Ryder Cup Uniforms.  I mean there is just so. much. brown.  That being said, the shoes look pretty snazzy and I enjoy the look of the sweater/slacks combo.  Unfortunately, the colors for this outfit are so bad that you may want to just never wear this look again.


Team Europe Ryder Cup 2006

2. Team Europe 2006

Holy turtleneck Batman!  This stunningly bad Ryder Cup look from the 2006 European team narrowly missed out on the number one spot but you could probably make a pretty strong case for it being the ugliest Ryder Cup outfit in history.  I'm not quite sure who I should credit with coming up with the pink salmon colored suit jacket and white mock turtleneck look, but if you know the person, please tell them that based on this photo alone, their right to dress themselves or others has been revoked...forever.  On a related note 2006 will go down in history as the year of the mock turtleneck.  Thank you Tiger Woods for your most important contribution to the game of golf. #RIPmockturtleneck


Team USA Ryder Cup 1999

1. Team USA 1999

If you've been a fan of golf for any amount of time, the selection of Team USA's 1999 Ryder Cup Polo as the ugliest of all time should come as no surprise.  These maroon-based polos with dozens of framed pictures were so bad that in a celebratory frenzy after Team USA came from behind to win, they burned them on the 18th green.  Alright, that didn't actually happen...but it should have.  Congratulations 1999 US Ryder Cup Team - your ugly shirts are the ultimate winners.  Here's a couple more shots, just so you get the look really locked in your brain:


Payne Stewart 1999 Ryder Cup



Tiger Woods 1999 Ryder Cup


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101 Things You May or May Not Know About Arnold Palmer

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:24:49 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

 101 Things About Arnold Palmer


Golfing great Arnold Palmer was a titan in the sport of golf and was loved around the world by fans and members of Arnie's Army.  Not only was Palmer instrumental in popularizing and bringing golf to a mainstream audience, he was truly one of the biggest crossover stars from any sport.  Incredibly charismatic, people felt like they really knew Arnie, whether they were just watching him on TV or getting a free autograph from him in person.  His love for the game of golf and for life has always been respected and admired and Palmer left a legacy through his many charities and larger than life personality that will be remembered and missed for years to come.  


Here are 101 things you may or may not know about the man, the myth, the legend - Arnold Palmer:


1. Arnold Daniel Palmer was born September 10, 1929.


2. He was the first of four children born to Milfred “Deacon” and Doris Palmer in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.


3. At the age of three, his father, who was the head pro and golf course superintendent at Latrobe Country Club, gave him a cutdown set of golf clubs and introduced Arnie to the game.


4. Because his father was “just a golf pro”, Arnie wasn’t allowed to swim in the club pool. 


5. He swam in the creek that supplied the pool water and joked that he urinated in it. 


6. In 1971, Arnie bought the Latrobe Golf Club.  He’s been welcome to use the swimming pool ever since. 


7. He broke 100 for a round of golf when he was 7. 


8. He went to the same high school as Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers Neighborhood. 


9. Arnold Palmer shot 71 in his first high-school golf match. 


10. By the time he was 17, he'd already captured two state interscholastic championships.


11. He eventually earned a golf scholarship to Wake Forest University, where he won three Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.


12. Palmer quit Wake Forest and joined the US Coast Guard after his roommate, Bud Worsham, was killed in a car accident in 1951.


13. He stayed in the Coast Guard for 3 years.


14. By 1954, Palmer had returned to golf and quickly resumed his old form. That year, he won the second of two consecutive Ohio Amateur Championships as well as the U.S. Amateur title.


15. Arnie Turned pro in the fall of 1954.


16. But it was the 1958 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, that launched the young golfer to fame. Palmer took home the title—making him the tournament's youngest champion at the time—and ended up finishing the year No. 1 on the money list, with $40,000.


17. That win also marked the first time a PGA Pro won a 5-figure sum in any major golf tournament.  Palmer took home $11,250.


18. In his Ryder Cup debut in 1961, Arnie earned two points on first day, teaming with Billy Casper in morning and afternoon foursomes


19. Between 1960 and 1963, he won an astounding 29 titles and took home more than $400,000 in prize money.


20. Palmer is also credited by many for securing the status of The Open Championship (British Open) among U.S. players. Before Ben Hogan won that championship in 1953, few American professionals had traveled to play in The Open, due to its travel requirements, relatively small prize purses, and the style of its links courses


21. Palmer traveled to Scotland in 1960, having already won both the Masters and U.S. Open, to try to emulate Hogan's feat of 1953, of winning all three in a single year. He failed, losing out to Kel Nagle by a single shot


22. After his loss in 1963, he came back and won The Open Championship in 1961 and 1962, solidifying for American golfers the importance of winning in Britain.


23. It took him 13 years to become the first golfer to win $1 million in career earnings. 


24. In 49 years, he made $1,784,497 on the PGA Tour. 


25. In 2014, he made $42 million in endorsements and other income, according to Forbes. 


26. Arnold Palmer has 62 PGA Tour wins. 


27.  He played in 50 Masters. 


28. Arnold Palmer was the first golfer to win the Masters Tournament four times.  He won in 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964.  Talk about dominance!


29. He came up with the concept of modern Grand Slam in 1960. 


30. He rallied from seven shots behind on the final day to win the 1960 U.S. Open. 


31. Nicknamed "the King," Palmer won 93 tournaments during his career (62 were PGA Tour victories).


32. He won seven majors. 


33. Arnold Palmer is credited with bringing golf into the mainstream and making it popular with people outside of country clubs.


34. Palmer's fans were known as Arnie's Army and followed him on the weekly PGA Tour events.


35. Arnold Palmer has a Congressional Gold Medal. 


36. He also has a Presidential Medal of Freedom. 


37. He’s the only sports figure to have both. 


38. In 2013, he also received Congressional Gold Medal, the sixth sportsman so honored


39. JFK sent him film of his golf swing to critique. 


40. You can order an Arnold Palmer and restaurants worldwide will pour you a half-iced tea, half-lemonade. 


41. When Palmer turned 37, Dwight D. Eisenhower flew to Latrobe to deliver a surprise birthday greeting. 


42. He met his first wife, Winnie, on a Tuesday and asked her to marry him four days later. 


43. Arnie’s would-be father-in-law boycotted the wedding because he doubted Palmer could make enough to support a family. 


44. Arnold and Winne Palmer were married 45 years until her death in 1999. 


45. They had two daughters together – Amy and Peggy. 


46. He helped found a nature preserve named after Winnie in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. 


47. In 1989, the couple helped found the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando, Florida.


48. At the time, it was the only hospital in the Southeast (and one of only six in the nation) dedicated to serving the unique needs of women and children.


49. The Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies delivered 13,800 newborns in 2014. 


50. The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is ranked among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. 


51. The Arnold Palmer Medical Center is the largest facility in the U.S. dedicated to children and women. 


52. In 2005, Arnie married Kathleen “Kit” Gawthrop at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Hawaii


53. His grandkids called him ‘Dumpy.’ 


54. He gave Kate Upton her first golf lesson. 


55. He helped found the Golf Channel.


56. As co-founder of Golf Channel, Palmer ceremoniously flipped the switch as the cable network makes its on-air debut. 


57. He was honorary national chairman of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for 20 years. 


58. Richard Nixon asked his advice on how to end the Vietnam War. 


59. He was Associated Press Athlete of the Decade for 1960's. 


60. Kirk Douglas was asked of all his famous acquaintances, who had the most personal magnetism’ His answer: Arnie. 


61. He loves bologna.


62. He worked as a paint salesman briefly after getting out of the Coast Guard. 


63. He has 13 streets named after him. 


64. He has his own winery. 


65. While many have tried to convince him, Arnie has never wanted to create a Chardonney/Cabernet wine blend.  A so-called “Arnold Palmer” for the wine industry.


66. Arnie became a pilot to help overcome his fear of flying. 


67. In 1976, he set a round-the-world speed record in a Learjet that still stands  57 hours, 25 minutes, 42 seconds. 


68. His around-the-world record flight would have finished sooner, but he stopped to refuel in Sri Lanka and rode an elephant. 


69. He flew a Boeing 747 before they were in commercial service. 


70. The Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History is home to the world’s leading collection of golf artifacts. 


71. He expects men to take off their hats when they go indoors. 


72. Gerald Ford’s first act after leaving the presidency was playing a round of golf with Palmer. 


73. He often cries during the national anthem. 


74. After a lifetime of signing autographs for free, he finally charged for his signature during the 1994 Bay Hill tournament when his grandchildren told him business was slow at their lemonade stand. Palmer agreed to sign for anyone who’d buy a $1.50 glass. The kids made a quick $50 before running out of lemonade. 


75. For years, the trophy at his Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament in Orlando was a sword. 


76. Arnold Palmer designed more than 300 golf courses around the world.


77. He designed the first golf course built in China. 


78. Arnie was part of the inaugural class for the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.


79. There is a 9-foot tall statue of Palmer at the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex on the Wake Forest campus in Winston-Salem, N.C.


80. The golfing great Arnold Palmrock appeared in the animated ‘The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show’ in 1971. 


81. Arnold Palmer once filled in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show in 1970.  His performance wasn’t great, but the audience, as one might expect, loved him.


82. Arnie’s best friend is Howdy Giles, who wrote a book about their friendship called The King and I.  Giles is also his dentist.


83. Nike’s ‘LeBronold Palmer’ sneakers are named for him and LeBron James. 


84. He led the campaign to prevent golf courses from being built in Florida’s state parks. 


85. After first seeing Palmer’s jerky swing, Gene Sarazen said Palmer wouldn’t amount to much of a golfer. 


86. His dog’s name was Mulligan. 


87. But he WILL NOT have a cat as a pet.


88. His review of Bill Clinton’s golf game: ‘He can hit a long way, he just doesn’t have a ZIP code.’ 


89. He smoked his last cigarette in 1973.


90. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus eventually became good friends, but their relationship started off very competitive and a bit rocky. 


91. After the 1975 US Open at Medinah, where Jack and Arnie were paired together on the last day, Jack was bemoaning his three closing bogeys to finish the round.  Arnold finally jumped in and said, "Why don't you just sashay your ass back out there and play them over?"


92. In 2010, Esquire named Arnold Palmer one of The 75 Best Dressed Men of All Time. 


93. He loves to watch westerns on TV.


94. Arnold really likes oysters and has been known to pack away as many as 4 dozen in one sitting.


95. He considers a drive more than 5 miles a major journey.


96. Arnold Palmer loves country western music.


97. Dark chocolate is his all-time favorite snack.


98. Arnie built a financial empire in advertising, architecture, clothes, cars, motor oil, catsup, dry cleaners, umbrellas, drinks and pretty much anything else you can think of.


99. Palmer is ranked third on Forbes' 2016 list of The Highest-Paid Retired Athletes, with estimated earnings of $40 million in 2015.


100. His net worth in 2015 was an estimated $680 million.


101. Palmer passed away on September 25, 2016.  The King’s legacy of golf, charity and love will live on for many decades to come. 



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10 Fantastic Bobby Jones Quotes

Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:23:27 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

10 Bobby Jones Quotes


Bobby Jones is a legendary and towering figure in the world of golf and for good reason.  The man was a lifelong ameteur, playing golf only in spurts in late teens and 20's while picking up various Ivy League degrees.  Between 1923 and 1930, Jones entered 20 major championships and won a stunning 13 of them.  Going out on top, Bobby Jones retired from championship golf at the age of 28.  Perhaps his most lasting legacy is Augusta National Golf Course, which he founded and helped design.  Here are some words of wisdom from Bobby Jones, a titan of golf:


Bobby Jones Quote Golf And Life

Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.  You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.



"Golf is a game that is played on a 5-inch course."



Bobby Jones Quote Rules

 You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.



"You swing best when you have the fewest things to think about."



"The real way to play golf is to take pleasure not in the score, but in the execution of strokes."



Bobby Jones Quote Object of Golf

 The object of golf is to beat someone.  Make sure that someone is not yourself.



"Golf is the only game I know of that actually gets harder the longer you play it."



"The difference between a sand trap and water hazard is the difference between a car crash and an airplane crash.  You have a chance of recovering from a car crash."



Bobby Jones Quote Winning

I never learned anything from a match that I won.



"Golf is assuredly a mystifying game.  It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will.  But such is certainly not the case."




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Outfit of the Week - 9.14.16

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:43:12 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

Adidas Mens Outfit of the Week


Two of the hottest golfers on tour - Dustin Johnson and Jason Day, have been sporting awesome looks from Adidas all season long.  Some of Adidas' fall line has just landed and it's the perfect combo of Adidas' classic sporty style with bold colors that will have you looking good both on and off the golf course.  Here's what we've got lined up:


1. If you haven't tried an adidas Climacool shirt yet, this should definitely be the one.  The adidas Climacool Tipped Polo features the awesomely-cool, moisture-wicking Climacool material and this particular polo is styled with a bold pink color that will help you stand out in all the right ways.  Dave Austad can personally attest to the awesome power of Climacool since he owns about 20 of these shirts.


2. Adidas doesn't call these the "ultimate" pants just for the fun of it.  These pants were designed to keep you comfortable whether you're hitting a quick nine or putting in nine hours at the office.  The stretch waistband combined with the moisture-wicking stretch fabric pull double-duty to help you stay cool.  The print on the adidas Ultimate Chino Pant is one that is interesting enough to call you stylish, but subtle enough that you can wear these slacks anywhere.


3. The adidas Climaheat Prime Quilted Jacket is one that you'll probably recognize if you've seen Jason Day lighting up the PGA Tour this year.  We are absolutely crazy about the style and fit of this jacket.  It's the perfect piece to take you into fall and can pretty much be worn anywhere.  Packed with Climaheat Insulation, you'll be toasty warm whether you're tailgating on a Saturday morning or catching a quick 18 on the weekend.


4. Adidas debuted their Boost shoe earlier this year and it has quickly become a huge favorite among the Austad's Golf staff and customers.  Extremely comfortable with a stable base and sporty adidas style, it's hard not to fall in love with the adidas Tour360 Boost Shoe.  As an added bonus, the silver/white combo is awesome because it works with just about anything you wear.


5. You know that old baseball cap that looks like it's about to fall off your head every time you wear it?  Yeah, it's time for an update.  The TaylorMade Tour Cage Fitted Cap is cool, comfortable and will be a massive upgrade from what you've got on your head now.


6. Last but not least, we've got the perfect accessory to tie this whole look together.  The Adidas Reversible Leather Belt is cool, functional and is one accessory that you'll definitely wear all the time.   Crafted with genuine leather, this baby is one size fits most (up to 42 inches - sorry big boys!).  The reversible design means that you've got a new go-to belt to go with everything in your closet.



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