By: Rick Limpert for WorldAmGolf.com
With clear blue skies and temps in the 80s, the weather has been ideal in Myrtle Beach for the 2014 World Am.
With fall and winter around the corner and even this spring when most of the country was experiencing wetter than normal conditions, weather can be a challenge on the course.
Two companies in Galway Bay and Rain Wedge are attracting big crowds at the 19th Hole this year as golfers look for an edge when they are on the course in less than ideal conditions.
Terry Prillaman, founder of Galway Bay Apparel isn’t afraid of much.
He’s not afraid of the rain and cold weather and he wasn’t afraid to take on the giants of the clothing industry.
Prillaman is a passionate sportsman and his clothing line will keep you dry when it’s wet and warm when it’s chilly out.
“All of my designs will be about making something better than it is currently,” explains Prillaman, whose company is based in Georgia.
His line of pants and all-weather jackets now included rain shorts and a bucket hat for 2014.
Coated with Teflon Fiberguard, Galway Bay’s shorts are designed to be worn as your fashionable golf shorts for the day, or you can stuff them in your bag to pull over your shorts when that unexpected rain shower appears.
Functional and affordable quality is how I describe Prillaman’s line.
Check out Galway Bay at the 19th Hole or online at www.gbagolf.com.
Possibly the best $20 you can spend at the 19th Hole exhibitor area would be on a Rain wedge.
The Rain Wedge isn’t a utility club that will help you get out of a puddle, but it’s a high-tech, sturdy and lightweight cover. A clip and strap system secures the Rain Wedge to your bag so it won’t blow away in the wind. The new weighted front end will make sure the cover stays down during wind gusts. The waterproof and rip-stop nylon will keep your clubs and valuables protected even in the wettest of conditions.
We all end up golfing in the rain at some point and the Rain Wedge is an accessory you need.
Pick up your very own Rain Wedge at the 19th Hole or on www.rainwedge.com.
Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based sports, technology, and travel writer. He writes for Yahoo.com, a daily tech piece for Examner.com and has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Sports Illustrated. You can follow Rick on Twitter at @RickRoswell.