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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: ?????