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Old Hickory Sticks

Posted in Golf with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by Jared Gallagher

It’s that time of year again…

Time to polish off those clubs, buy a new glove and see how many balls you can lose off the first tee box.

Well, maybe not in Oklahoma, but it’s 88 degrees where I live today, so I’m ready to get out there.

The 2013 PGA TOUR has kicked off and there is plenty of former orange and black in the field this year. So, without further ado, I present my annual Cowboy Threads version of “Where Are They Now: Cowboy Golf Edition”.


This year will be a special one as Oklahoma’s very own Oak Tree National will debut in the world’s most unique golf tournament, the Tavistock Cup. For those of you that are unfamiliar, the Cup is a battle for the title of “World Golf and Country Club Champion”. There are six clubs that will compete this year and Oklahoma State supporters should pay VERY close attention. Team Oak Tree National will consist of Rickie Fowler, Charles Howell III, Bob Tway and Scott Verplank. The event will be held at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Florida and is closed to the public. No more than 4,000 sponsors and members of the participating clubs are invited and there are no ropes, so attendees can literally walk with the professionals. We’re talking walking side-by-side with Tiger Woods.

Oh yeah, I’m going to be there… (be jealous).

With that big news out of the way, let’s get started. First up, the Rainbow Connection himself, Rickie Fowler.Wells Fargo Championship - Final Round

This kid is a quickly-rising superstar on the TOUR and can be credited with single-handedly made Puma (of all brands) a major player in the golf industry. His bright colors match his play…it’s exciting, fun to watch and easy to look bad on occasion.

Equipment: Cobra
Apparel: Puma
Ball: Titleist
Other Cool Sponsors: Rolex, Crowne Plaza, Red Bull


Bo Van Pelt


This former Cowboy is one of the most consistent players and has, in my opinion, one of the coolest apparel sponsors on the TOUR. Alial Fital was created by former NFL quarterback Gibran Hamdan and is known for their unique flare they infuse in the collars of their shirts. I have a couple and love them.

Equipment: Taylor Made
Apparel: Alial Fital
Ball: Titleist
Other Cool Sponsors: MarquisJet, Embassy Suites, Humana


Hunter Mahan

Hunter Mahan

Another Cowboy known for his flare, Mahan is known as an innovator in the professional-golf-flatbill-hat industry.

Equipment: PING
Apparel: UnderArmour
Ball: Titleist
Other Cool Sponsors: NetJets, SunLife Financial, Biosteel Sports Supplements


Charles Howell III

Charles Howell III

Chucky Three Sticks averaged less than a 67 per round in his first nine rounds in 2013… Swag.

Equipment: Taylor Made / Mizuno
Apparel: Polo Ralph Lauren / Adidas (shoes)
Ball: Titleist
Other Cool Sponsors: FTI Consulting?????, Lexus


Alexander Noren


The Swedish golfer is making his rise to the top ranks of the golf world, and doing it in style.

Equipment: Callaway
Apparel: Hugo Boss
Ball: Callaway
Other Cool Sponsors: Audi


Casey Wittenberg


Casey finished number one on the money list in 2012, earning him a PGA TOUR card this year. Little-known fact about him is he is a self-proclaimed “red-meat Southern boy” that split his football allegiances between Oklahoma State and LSU. The kid is a baller.. he finished T-10 at the United States Open last year…playing with Tiger on Sunday.

Equipment: Taylor Made
Apparel: Adidas
Ball: ?????
Other Cool Sponsors: ?????


Bob Tway

Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship - Round Two

The eldest of the Tway’s on this list makes his debut at the Tavistock Cup in 2013. Not to age him, but his one major championship win (PGA Championship) came the same year that Jack Nicklaus won his final major (Masters…..1986).

Equipment: Nike Golf
Apparel: Nike Golf
Ball: Nike…or Titleist
Other Cool Sponsors: ??????, Oak Tree National


Scott Verplank


Another Poke making his Tavistock Cup debut in 2013… This guy is an NCAA Individual National Champion, U.S. Amateur Champion and finished T-4 at the PGA Championship just two years ago.

Equipment: Taylor Made
Apparel: Brooks Brothers
Ball: Titelist
Other Cool Sponsors: FlexJet…. And freaking BROOKS BROTHERS!!!!


Morgan Hoffman


Making his PGA TOUR debut this season…finished 19th on the money list on the Tour last season.

Equipment: Titleist
Apparel: RLX
Ball: Titleist
Other Cool Sponsors: ?????


Peter Uihlein



The United States Amateur Champion is on the Challenge Tour this season…

Equipment: Titleist
Apparel: FootJoy
Ball: Titleist
Other Cool Sponsors: ….need I say more?


Kevin Tway

Kevin Tway

Equipment: Nike Golf
Apparel: Nike Golf
Ball: Nike?
Other Cool Sponsors: ?????




Welcome Back (To Myself)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by Jared Gallagher

Happy Holidays!

It’s been a while but now that I’m in the real world (or so they say), I thought I’d start updating this blog a little more regularly. If this is your first time, let me recap: I made this for a public relations class in school as a class project (thanks Bobbi Kay) and just took off with it. I’ve always been fascinated with athletic equipment and apparel, so why not create a blog dedicated to Oklahoma State?

In that light, I know we’re all still reeling from that heartbreaker on Saturday, but I wanted to comment quickly on the physical appearance of the ballgame. I’m convinced that was the best-looking Bedlam game in the rivalry’s history. Oklahoma donned their traditional home crimson (shocker), and the Pokes went with my personal favorite, the monochrome white uniforms.


It’s the cleanest look the Cowboys have in their vast arsenal of uniform options. I’m a firm believer that the only monochrome that can be successfully pulled off is white. All we needed were non-tapered shoulder and pants stripes, a new logo and get rid of Pistol Pete on the hip and it’s the perfect football uniform…to much to ask?


This college football season is a year of ingenuity. We’ve seen some crazy stuff from a uniform standpoint, and we still have six weeks to push the limit even further. Helmets are the necktie of football; teams can get creative and show their collective personality through new helmet designs. As bowl season looms, I am counting down my five favorite football helmets of the 2012 college football season.


If there’s one thing you need to understand about me, it’s that I love the matte-colored helmet trend. This is where I’ll probably lose you… I also love Wyoming’s color scheme. So when they put the two together AND added a patriotic helmet decal, I fell in love. Feast your eyes on this quirky masterpiece.



There’s not a ton I like about the Wildcats this year, uniformly speaking. The one thing that stands out is their Copper hats that they debuted against Oregon State back in September. Yeah, they’re not in the color scheme and they don’t match… blah, blah, blah. The helmets are a tribute to Arizona’s rich copper mining history, and I think that is rad.



Finally back in contention, and the Mustangs look like it. The only white helmet on the list, but I have always been a fan of the patriotic color scheme.



It takes some cojones to mess with tradition, but the Buckeyes pulled it off with this helmet design. The green helmet stickers are what make it great.



The Irish are headed to the BCS National Championship, and if it were a battle of helmets, they would win. I first saw (and tried on) the gold flake helmet at the Champs Sports Bowl last year and instantly fell in love. I’m sure even George Gipp would trade in his leather helmet for one of these bad boys. Rockne would be proud.

Now if they can just do something about those Adidas uniforms…


Check back later in the week for a special post from Pistols Guy as he debuts HIS top helmets from the season. Check out his site at