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Warm Hands, Better Golf

By: John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post

Ryder Cup golfers know that fall weather in Minnesota can get chilly at times, and so did the captains of the American and European teams, Davis Love III and Darren Clarke. So it really was not surprising that they both jumped at the opportunity to equip their squads with a couple of products from G-Tech apparel that are designed to keep hands warm no matter the temperature.

Developed by company founder and chief executive Johnny Forzani, who understood the difficulties of competing in cooler climes from playing football at Washington State and in the Canadian Football League, they rely on carbon fiber heating elements built inside pouches that are worn around the waist and also oversize mittens called “cart mitts.”

“We use rechargeable batteries in both products, and that enables them to operate for two hours in the very high heat mode and 3½ hours at a lower setting,” Forzani says. “These are much more efficient and effective ways for golfers to keep their hands warm in cold weather than the chemical packs that have been used in the past. And that makes it easier for them to play at the best of their abilities no matter what the conditions.”

In addition to being part of each team’s equipment ensemble, the pouch and mitts were sold in the merchandise pavilion at the Ryder Cup. G-Tech counts Patrick Reed and Lydia Ko as golf endorsers, and players on a number of National Football League teams are using the products as well.

Republished by permission by Global Golf Post