If you are a golfer, you?ve no doubt seen the sign on the door to the country club with the words no spikes in the clubhouse.” And if you?re a public links swinger you?ve more than once changed you shoes into the golf spikes in the parking lot. Not the most glamorous way to slip into the golf kit. And if you?re over 45 you remember the old time real spikes with the thin metal tubes sticking out of the bottom of heavy leather shoes. Those were great for digging into the turf and providing a firm footing in the ground. But walking in those shoes were not the most comfortable on the hard surfaces. But to play like the pros you just couldn?t go out on the links with a pair of sneakers on your feet.
So now Callaway Golf has developed a line of golf shoes called the Del Mar. They?re more like the shoes you would see on feet heading to Laguna Beach than on the golf course. In fact something like these shoes would be similar to the sneakers mentioned above. Clearly they couldn?t be really serious golf attire. No “Professional” would be wearing the shoe “you can put on at home and walk onto the course” as the promotional piece on Callaway?s website proclaims.
In strolls Ernie Els into the British Open doffing the same Del Mar brand that you can get straight out of the pro shop or golfer?s paradise. Els wears the Del Mar and the Tour Authentic brands for his walks around the fairways. At 42 years old and ten years since his last win of the Claret Cup comfort is important to making the tournament successful. With the technology of the brand to keep your feet dry and distributing the pressure around the foot Callaway has made great strides in developing a better shoe. If a professional like Els can master the elements at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in those shoes you can surely “put them on in the morning drive to the course and walk right onto the first tee.”
parsonsKellogg carries the Del Mar as well as all of Callaway Golf?s offerings. They make a great giveaway for your local tournament or summer event.