Belgian ace pushes for tour card with G/FORE
Young Belgian talent Thomas Detry has joined the ranks of leading US golf fashion brand G/FORE.
The fresh-faced 23-year-old has been tipped for a big future on the European Tour and is chasing his full card this season via the Challenge Tour.
A former Junior Ryder Cup star, Detry will be in the field at the European Tour’s French Open this week and will be donning a G/FORE glove, apparel and shoes.
Brussels-born Detry is running into form after an impressive recent display in the Najeti Open at Saint-Omer, in France, where he finished tied for second. And he will be hoping to continue his recent efforts on French soil again.
Detry said: “G/FORE fits my style perfectly and the apparel is awesome both on and off the course. They have the most comfortable golf shoes I’ve ever worn so I’m excited to put them into play.
“I’m so happy to be part of the G/FORE family.”
In wearing the colourful and innovative G/FORE brand, Detry follows in some big footsteps. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson wears both G/FORE shoes and gloves, and recently caused a stir at the US open when he wore the brand’s new Crusader high-top shoe.
And Bubba’s namesake, the ever-popular veteran and eight-time Major winner, Tom, famously waved goodbye to the Open Championship from St Andrews’ legendary Swilcan Bridge while wearing a G/FORE glove.
The G/FORE brand was created by fashion-industry pioneer Mossimo Giannulli – founder of the billion-dollar clothing company Mossimo Inc – in 2011 after he became frustrated in his search for colourful and functional golf gloves.
Giannulli added: “Thomas Detry embodies the youthful spirit of G/FORE and his European roots are perfectly suited with our brand aesthetic. He also appreciates G/FORE’s disruptive luxury – further proof that this isn’t your father’s golf brand.”
The G/FORE autumn/winter 2016 collection launches soon and features premium apparel made from custom fabrics carefully crafted by the brand’s design team to create a classic aesthetic, while allowing for athletic movement.
Club golfers can lay their hands on the G/FORE collection at selected pro shops up and down the country, while the products are also available at a choice of premium online retailers.
Rory McIlroy looking to kick on after emotional Ryder Cup
McIlroy broke down in tears in a rare show of emotion in Wisconsin.
Jon Rahm keen to win at Valderrama for ‘historic reasons and nostalgia’
The Spaniard is hoping to perform on home soil.
‘Stupid is as stupid does’ – Phil Mickelson criticises club length restriction
The R&A and USGA have brought in a ‘model local rule’ to limit all clubs other than putters to a maximum of 46 inches.
Top-level golf tournaments to be given option of imposing limit on club length
This could curb the big-hitting likes of Bryson DeChambeau in their continual quest for greater length off the tee.
THE CJ CUP: Vegas links that could help us hit the jackpot this week
The PGA Tour remains in Las Vegas this week and several players in the field have some home advantage which could prove significant.
Betting preview: Sam Burns to continue impressive form in the Shriners Children’s Open
The PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas this week and Planet Sport tipster Jack Kelliher has four selections for the tournament.
Feuding rivals Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka to clash in ‘The Match’
Tensions have run high between the pair since early 2019.
Four golfers to oppose short priced favourite Jon Rahm with in this week’s Open de Espana
The European Tour heads to Spain for three weeks and the action begins at Club de Campo Villa Madrid.
Danny Willett enjoys perfect birthday with Alfred Dunhill Links Championship win
The Englishman won for the first time in over two years.