Archive for December, 2009

Product Review: 2010 Sunice Rain Jacket Review

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The good people at Sunice sent over a their 2010 Tornado rain pull-over for a late season review. I didn’t get to put it through its paces on-courses – that’ll have to wait till next year. I did get a chance to take this jacket for a spin in the rain through the streets of Brooklyn. It performed just as advertised; rain beaded up and rolled right off.

Sunice, started in Alberta, Canada, has its roots in the ski wear industry. Over thirty years of experience on the slopes translates well to the links. Details like Velcro wrist bands and taped zippers show just how well thought out this jacket is. Sunice stands behind their waterproof fabric with a four year guarantee. Fit seems really good, I’m interested to see how it handles on-course. The styling is muted with a reflective accent on each side. Personally, I’m more interested in function than form in a rain jacket.

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Product Review: Loudmouth Golf

bubblegumStrolling onto the first tee sporting Loudmouth Golf gear elicits comments and stares. That’s exactly the point.

You’ve seen the styling, either it’s your thing or it’s not. I’m digging my bubblegum colored pants.

Other than style, these pants are good – not great. The fit comes in several varieties: ‘euro’ for the thinner people out there, ‘regular’ for everyone else and par fives that claim to fit like jeans. The mostly cotton blend wears well… That said, on a hot days you’re going to want something that has some wicking proprieties. The only other con I could find are the smallish pockets; I prefer empty pockets while playing anyway.

Bethpage Update – Black/Red Closed; Blue/Yellow/Green Open

Bethpage Black, Red and driving range are not closed for season, due to reopen in the spring of 2010. Itching for a round on America’s best muni – no fear.   The golf season continues through 2009 and into 2010 on the Blue and Yellow courses, the only two layouts at the 90-hole complex that […]

Crab Meadow & Dix Hills Gift Certificates

gift-boxGift Certificates can be purchased in Any Denomination, and can be used for Golf, Merchandise, or Food and Beverage at The View Restaurant.
Also Gift Certificates can be purchased for Golf Lessons, and make a great Gift to introduce that new Golfer to a Wonderful Game.
Stop by the Pro-Shop, or purchase over the phone by calling Crab Meadow @ 631-757-8800 or
Dix Hills @ 631-499-8005.
Pro Shop Hours are Mon-Sun 8am-3pm

Bethpage Complaint – What is a golf course’s responsibility?

I got this email in yesterday… Thought I’d post it, unedited. On a recent trip to the USA I was fortunate enough to secure a game at the Black Course on Sunday 15th November. I was given a tee time at 12.42 pm. After paying for for my round I made my way to the […]