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Clay Merchent Riding a Golf Skate Caddy

By: Tony Adragna on January 24th, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 1.03.29 PMJunior Golfer, Clay Merchent, was able to ride a golf skate caddy, which were officially released at the 2014 PGA’s Merchandising Show in Orlando, Florida.

The Golf Skate Caddy is “gentler on the course, quieter than a traditional golf cart, more decadently decked out than most cars, and oh-so-easy-to-drive.”

To find out more information about the Golf Skate Caddy, visit their website at http://golfskatecaddy.com.

To view the video of Clay riding the Golf Skate Caddy, see below:

Golf Themed Pumpkin

By: purgatorygolf on October 31st, 2013

Golf Themed PumpkinAnother golf themed pumpkin for your enjoyment. We used a Funkin artificial pumpkin, carved it out with a Dremel, and used golf tees for the teeth. You aren’t supposed to use a real candle with these, but the fake one just didn’t look as nice for the photograph. Happy Halloween!

Golf Themed Pumpkin

By: purgatorygolf on October 1st, 2013

Have you ever wished you could find really cool golf themed Halloween decorations? Christmas ones aren’t so hard to find, but Halloween, that’s a bit tougher.

Do you hate to see your carved pumpkins turn into mush and attract bugs as they rot?

Do you like the sound of power tools?

Then I have a project for you.

We bought an artificial pumpkin at Michael’s craft store. You can also purchase a competitor’s brand on-line at http://store.funkins.com.

I got the image I wanted up on my monitor, used masking tape to keep my paper on the screen and traced the image. I then attached the image to the artificial pumpkin with the same masking tape. I tried several thing to carve it, but the one that worked the best was a Dremel that we purchased at the local hardware store with a cutting bit.

The Dremel is a power tool that has all kinds of attachments available for purchase. If you choose to go this route, make sure the cutting bit you purchase is long enough to go through your pumpkin. I would also suggest a mask if you are going to do more than one pumpkin because the dust that get spit in the air.

It’s a little bit hard to control, and sort of an inexact tool for fine artwork, but for my purposes it was fast and efficient.

Fun Stuff all in one Place

By: purgatorygolf on September 10th, 2013

We have consolidated all of our fun stuff onto one web page so you can easily find it. It is very cleverly titled “Fun Stuff,” and you can find it at the top left hand side of our web page anytime you want now. It has all been available for a while, but it has been shared in bits and pieces on our blog so you had to sort of dig to find something. But not anymore. Now you can find:

Purgatory Golf Ball iPhone case

 

Golf themed flip-flops

 

So don’t forget, Fun Stuff is at the top left hand side of all of our web pages when you need to find a cool golf gift.

Golf Skate Caddy

By: purgatorygolf on June 18th, 2013

This is standing, ride on, battery powered,  golf club carrying device my son is drooling over.  It’s from Australia, and as far as I can tell it is not available in the States, although we are checking on it. If you want to check out their website it is http://www.golfskatecaddy.com.au.

Examiner.com’s Great Article on our iBook

By: purgatorygolf on May 15th, 2013
A screen grab from Examiner.com

Attribute Examiner.com & Rick Limpert

There’s a wonderful new article by Rick Limpert on the Examiner.com covering our recently released iBooks. Wow, I don’t think I could have written the article better myself. He included 5 screen grabs, links to iTunes for both books, and cover art. It’s great to hear an outsider’s thoughts on the books:

“So my hat is off to the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana for releasing a brand new high tech book/app through iTunes showing off this beautiful course the people of Indiana should be very proud of.”

Rick Limpert is a tech savvy writer, and it shows up in his work. This Examiner.com article includes a slide show, and the post on his site from the PGA Tour Radio show on Sirius radio, channel 93 includes the complete audio from the show.

It’s great to have an early adopter like Rick Limpert appreciate our cutting edge iBooks.

 

Golf Phone Photos Made Vintage

By: purgatorygolf on March 21st, 2013

 

This vintage appearing image was taken with my iPhone. We were at Spyglass Hills in Monterey California, part of the Pebble Beach golf resort.

I then did a 1 click edit with the app OldPhotoPro, by Deion Mobile. It’s a free app, and is also available for the Android.

You can read a brief review from Macworld on this cool free app.

Our phones contain amazing cameras, and the best part is they are almost always with us. While I still take loads of pictures with big DSLR camera, I love capturing images with my cell phone, and they are certainly easier to share.

2013 PGA Merchandise Show

By: Tenna Merchent on January 25th, 2013

The PGA Merchandise Show is going on right now in Orlando. We spent the whole day there yesterday. We studied the app and made favorites so we could make sure we saw the vendors we were most interested in visiting. Mine were:

  • The new product zone, where only brand new products are allowed, and I got in trouble for taking pictures. BTW, there are no signs saying no photography.
  • My preferred GPS vendor, and I liked what I saw, but sadly one of the reps was very sexist. That has motivated me to make sure we have a very strong policy statement on treating every guest with respect, no matter what their appearance.
  • Yardage books

Dick Merchent’s of course was the range ball vendor machine. He was in heaven looking at that equipment.

Clay Merchent was thrilled to get to meet Scotty Cameron, definitely the pinnacle of his week.

For us it’s a time to kick the tires on things we’ve already been considering. We say hi to old friends, and consider new things. We don’t actually make purchases, because we’re not impulse buyers. But it is a great opportunity to see some of the latest and greatest in our business.

Next week we’ll make the orders 😉

The PGA Merchandise Show, What Do You Want to See?

By: Tenna Merchent on January 17th, 2013

The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show is Next Week in Orlando Florida! As golf geeks, we can’t wait for this show every year. We get to see all the new cool:

  • Equipment, drivers, hybrids, putters, wedges
  • Golf balls
  • Men’s clothes
  • Women’s clothes
  • Children’s clothes
  • Shoes, belts, hats
  • Ball marks
  • Awards
  • Spinner vans, yes they have decked out spinner vans

You name it, if it exists at a golf course it will be at the show. There is a whole section devoted completely to brand new products. Some of them are crazy, do you really want a picture of your little girl on your driver head? But some are really cool like the Switch belts we started carrying last year.

If you have trouble with focus, this can be a challenge. It is soooo HUGE, I actually bought a backpack that has a scooter that flips down so I can make around the whole show this year. We go with definite goals of what we have to see, and what would be nice to see.

That’s where you come in, is there anything you want to see. I can take pictures, probably some video, ask questions, get prices if there is anything you want me to investigate, I have 6 days to add it to my list.

So, what do you want to see from the PGA show?