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I am so eager to get back on the golf course – it has been almost two months and practicing in the backyard with a sports net is just not cutting it! I’m also ready because I have some great new golf clothes from NivoSport that I am looking forward to showing off. NivoSport is a line of womens’ golf and active wear that is designed in Canada with European styling that is only available in some of the best golf pro shops worldwide (Pebble Beach Golf and Oakmont Country Club to name a few). NivoSport sent me a few pieces from their collection to try and I just love them!
From skorts, to shorts, polos and sweaters, Nivo has established itself as the perfect blend of fashion, performance and fit. The outfit they sent me is in the photo to the right – a graphic polo, a skort and a belt. At 5′ 9″ tall, womens’ golf gear that works for me is often hard to find. I was so excited that the Nivo outfit ran TRUE to SIZE and fit very comfortably. Because of the great fit and the high quality fabrics the Novo pieces look great on, too! They are definitely nice enough to go from the golf course to the club house to the carpool line and beyond while looking put together.
The only major drawback to the Nivo line is that you can not buy it online yet, but you can use their interactive store finder on the website to find a proshop closest to you where you can purchase their golf apparel.
Here’s hoping I will get to golf this week!! And do it in style with my new Nivo Sport outfit.
Disclosure – I was sent the outfit for review purposes but all opinions are my own.
She is one of only two Canadian rookies on the LPGA tour this year. But she took a decidedly American route to the professional golf circuit: She played collegiate golf at Purdue University where she helped the Boilermakers win the 2010 NCAA team championship.
To truly grasp the determination and zeal that this rising young golfer brings to the game, an anecdote from her Purdue days is revealing. To prepare to compete with golfers from southern universities where golf is played year-round, Maude-Aimee would practice in the snowy Indiana winters by driving shots from inside a garage out into the snow and then pull on her boots and winter coat to go out and retrieve the balls. That inventive persistence combined with a disciplined practice ethic and schedule makes LeBlanc a tremendous competitor.
Last week, she finished 51st in the RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup. After getting over the minor jitters of her first professional start, LeBlanc settled in to shoot an even par for the tournament.
“My game is as good as any out there,” she said. “It’s a matter of consistency and experience.”
LeBlanc felt good about her long game, driving the ball off the tee in the 290 yard range. She has been working on her putting, which is improving and will only get better as she feels more comfortable, she said.
Getting her first LPGA tournament under her belt definitely helped bolster her confidence. LeBlanc feels like she’s on her way with her good showing last week. With Garda as her main sponsor, and Callaway and RBC, LeBlanc says she can put all her attention to her golf game.
At the Kia Classic, she took a couple of practice rounds on the course before hitting the ball for real today to help her feel more comfortable out there. One thing Maude-Aimee LeBlanc knows for sure: She’s ready for the LPGA on her drive to the top.
For complete coverage, visit the LPGA Kia Classic website.
Pinnacle Golf is looking for golfers who have “gone the distance” in the fight against breast cancer. The golf ball manufacturer has launched the Going the Distance Awards, a program that celebrates and honors golfers who are making an impact in battling this disease. Ten honorees will have a $10,000 donation made in their name to help fund critical breast cancer research, as well as receive a prize package from Pinnacle.
- A strong tie to breast cancer
- Personal dedication to the fight against breast cancer
- Impact on others’ lives or the community
- Connection to, and passion for, golf
The program runs until March 30. Winners will be announced in May to coincide with Mother’s Day. A judging panel that includes representatives from Pinnacle, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and the golf community will choose the final ten Going the Distance Award honorees. The $10,000 donation made in each honoree’s name to Susan G. Komen for the Cure will go toward life-saving breast cancer research at the national level.