If it hasn’t already, Jordan Spieth’s victory at the 2015 Masters Championship will do wonders for Under Armour’ sales. I played in a tournament the other day and happened to be wearing the same UA polo that Jordan wore on Sunday. Several people asked me “is that the same shirt Jordan Spieth was wearing the other day?”
This can only be good news for Under Armor, a company originally created to make under garments more comfortable by wicking moisture away from the body. The company has come a long way since that time; in January of last year, they signed a 10-year deal with the University of Notre Dame to provide uniforms and athletic equipment for the university that went into effect July 1, 2014. At the time this was the largest of its kind in the history of college athletics.
Under Armor makes a lot more than just under garments and golf polos. Spieth, who has unequivocally become the poster child for UA – and rightfully so – could be seen sporting the garment manufacturer’s hat, pants, belt, sunglasses and shoes. Let’s take a closer look at some of Under Armour’s golf apparel.
UA ArmourVent Polo – Jordan Spieth’s Sunday at the Masters shirt is available in sizes SM – XXL and comes in three colors- Blue Jet, Graphite and Academy. The soft knit mesh fabric that makes up the back panel helps golfers handle the worst heat and is mapped to the places you need it most. The ArmourVent mesh back also delivers true breathability in a light, stretchy, durable, fast-drying fabric. The Moisture Wick Transport System – UA’s signature sweat wicking technology – pushes sweat away from your body to the surface of your gear so it dries faster. Throw in an anti-odor technology that prevents the growth of odor causing microbes and you’re bound to come out smelling like a rose. And I don’t mean Justin! The bonded button holes give this polo added durability and prevent fraying. The shirt has somewhat of a performance fit, meaning it doesn’t look baggy. The Under Armour ArmourVent polo retails for $79.99.
UA Punch Shot Shorts – These are the most breathable golf shorts Under Armour has ever made. The fabric is engineered with breathable air holes that are so small you can hardly see them. The Punch Shot Shorts feature a performance waistband which uses an elastic, giving them added stretch and mobility. The flat-front design features four pockets with the back right one being a phone/media pocket. The UA logo is embroidered just below the left pocket. Pun Shot Shorts have an 11” inseam and are available in waist sizes 30 -42” and in three colors: Steel, Academy and Graphite. The Punch Shot Shorts sell for $69.99
Under Armour Playoff Polo – available in 18 colors/styles including both solids and stripes in sizes SM – 3XL. These polos are more than a shirt with a collar: performance is in their DNA. The soft anti-pick, anti-pill fabric has a cleaner, snag-free finish and its 4-way stretch fabrication allows for greater mobility in any direction. Under Armour’s proprietary Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body and dries fast and their anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes . A 30+ UPF rating protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. The Playoff Polo has a retail price of $64.99.
These are just a few selections from the 2015 Under Armour Spring Collection of golf apparel. For more information on these and other products from Under Armour, you can visit their website at www.underarmour.com.