Welcome to the March “Notes” post. Yesterday we saw a great finish at the Valspar, with Nike athlete Tony Finau finishing the highest among the Swoosh staffers. Finau shot a final round 64 to finish in 5th place.
This week we’ll see Jason Day and Rory McIlroy back in action at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Looking forward to seeing some new Nike threads on Tour. See below for my full notes:
Air Jordan I Earns 2017 Best Golf Shoes from Golf.com
In early February, Nike announced that the long-rumored Air Jordan I golf shoe would be released to the public. The iconic shoe was released on February 10 and came in two colorways – the original red/black and a more subtle white/white. Later that month, Golf.com posted their 2017 Best Golf Shoes and the Air Jordan I made the list.
Novelty Hat and Shirt:
I was looking for a good way to represent Nike Golf this year when I found the novelty hat and shirt. These are my favorites so far from their “off the course” apparel.
New FI Flex Debut
Without much splash, the FI Flex was released to the public. This is a nice walking shoe, although with the continued onslaught of athletic type golf shoes, I am hoping that Nike will soon release a golf shoe that pairs classic looks with athlete performance.