PREVIEW: Callaway Tour Authentic Apparel - Fall 2018

Photographer: Beth Coburn, bc fotos
Location: Eagle Valley Golf Course, Woodbury, Minnesota 

Tour Authentic

The Callaway Tour Authentic line is new for 2018.  Specific to this line, Callaway “Sourced the globe to unique luxury fabrics, while utilizing technologies and fabrication processes to deliver a refined and elegant aesthetic.”  For Callaway, it represents the absolute best in materials, craftsmanship and innovation.  It sounds like a subcategory right out of Dr. Alan Hocknell’s office.  To explain it in terms of Trackman, Callaway has launched a product line that will produced optimum numbers no matter who wears it.  Callaway nailed it with Tour Authentic line and in its short tenure, is already among the best apparel in golf and my favorite selections from the 2018 PGA Fashion Show.

The Tour Authentic Long Sleeve Heather Polo is designed from 80% merino wool, with alloy powder coated buttons, has elasticated stitching in hems and cuffs for easier movement, and is wrinkle resistant. The Tour Authentic Trouser is built with twill-tailored cotton.  They are designed with an active flex waistband that can increase by 1” on stated size. The Trousers are also stain and water repellent with fabric that reduces heat in warmer conditions.

The Tour Authentic line from Callaway Apparel is set to have two deliveries per year (Spring/Fall) and will be available at exclusive private clubs and select daily fee resorts. 

Tour Authentic Wool Heather Long Sleeve Polo (Amaranth)
Tour Authentic Pant (Night Sky)
La Grange Golf Shoes (White/Black)

Callaway examined the fit of their apparel in 2018 and refined their sizing accordingly.  In the past, Callaway Apparel has been about one to two sizes larger than what was normal for the size on the Tag.  Callaway has always been considered to have the classic American fit.  Although the new sizing is not slim fit by any means, but it has been tailored a bit and really does fit more true to the sizing on the tag. ​

Callaway Golf Shoes

Callaway Golf Shoes are not just any shoe with the Callaway logo thrown on.  They’re build and designed along side one of the most respected names in athletic shoes.  True to their design, the Callaway Golf shoes have out of the box comfort.  Another Callaway Golf Shoe feature is their offering a variety of widths.  I am pleased when brands offer this in golf shoes.  From D to 4E, Callaway is one of the lone brands in golf shoes that cater to the player that needs a wide fit.  Finding shoes with this width spectrum is next to impossible in a golf shoe,

The Men’s LaGrange is one of the flagship shoes in the line featuring a full-grain leather upper and a two year waterproof warranty with Callaway’s Opti-Dry waterproofing.  Out of the box, the LaGrange is one of the most comfortable performance golf shoe I have worn.  The LaGrange provides the best in both comfort as well as stability.
The Women’s Halo shoes from Callaway Golf are both lightweight and comfortable.  Like the LaGrange, these shoes are comfortable right out of the box requiring no breaking in period prior to walking 18.  The Halo preserves a one year waterproof warranty and feature Callaway’s Opti-Vent and 5mm sock liner to keep the feet staying cool and dry during the hottest summer days.  Retailing at $80, these are a wonderful option for a lightweight, waterproof walking shoe.
For the past five years or so, Callaway has been focused on bringing Callaway back to foundation on which they were established by Ely.  Demonstratively superior, and pleasingly different.  For 2018, they have brought this to their apparel with the addition of Tour Authentic which is among my favorite apparel in the game.