(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) – Club Glove® – a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of premium golf bags, club covers, travel bags, accessories and luggage – confirms its renowned, Made-in-the-USA Last Bag XL and TRS Ballistic Check-in XL, as well as the protective Stiff Arm Device will be used by players, captains and officials of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
This marks the eighth time Club Glove has in some capacity outfitted the U.S. team for the biennial competition. The company – whose travel gear is used by more than 90 percent of PGA Tour players, according to Darrell Survey – created custom, personalized versions of its bags for each recipient.
“The world’s best players can’t afford to take shortcuts when it comes to ensuring their clubs and equipment are completely protected during transit,” says company founder Jeff Herold. “That’s especially true for something of this magnitude, which is why Captain Davis Love chose our award-winning luggage and accessories. We expect several future teams will also benefit from Club Glove gear.”
Honored by Golf World magazine as one of the game’s “10 Best Innovations,” the Last Bag is the No. 1 golf travel bag brand at all PGA and Champions Tour events. It is perfectly complemented by the Stiff Arm Device, a fully adjustable, three-piece telescoping crutch that is slightly longer than the longest club in the bag, protecting clubs and shafts while nearly eliminating all risk of breakage.
Crafted to ensure trip preparation is a stress-free process, the TRS Ballistic Check-in XL features five packing modules for easy, wrinkle free clothing and accessories organization. With its unique rigid, yet soft-sided design, the luggage carries dimensions never before seen in the industry. Extremely functional and durable, all pieces in the collection are U.S. woven with military-spec INVISTA CORDURA® 1050 denier Ballistic Nylon fabric for unmatched abrasion and tear resistance. Available in all black or a fashionable two-tone black and bronze color scheme, the line consists of Backpack ($349), Shoulder Bag ($349), Carry-on ($699), Check-in ($750) and Check-in XL ($799) bags.
When used as a set, travelers can take advantage of Club Glove’s renowned, patent-pending Train Reaction system. This allows users to quickly and easily connect bags and drastically reduces the amount of effort needed to pull or push gear by creating a perfect center of gravity and weightless feel.
Among the more than 100 top-ranked golfers to already “Go Ballistic” are Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Bill Haas, Webb Simpson, Kyle Stanley, Matt Kuchar, Peter Hanson, Camilo Villegas, Johnson Wagner, Mark Wilson, Davis Love III, Chris DiMarco, Jonathan Byrd, David Toms, Scott Stallings, Charles Howell III, Zach Johnson, Martin Laird and Sean O’Hair. Other celebrity athletes endorsing TRS Ballistic include Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox.