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Golf Fashion Tips From Sassy Golf: Dressing In Layers

Greetings, Sassanistas! This month we’re going to be talking about dressing in layers. I know that Phoenix is no Denver, but it still gets nippy from time to time — especially those winter mornings. However, the difference is it doesn’t stay that way. Thanks to the abnormally strong desert sun, the day can warm up to a perfect 70 degrees. That’s why I think layers are more of a necessity here than anywhere else.

The key to mastering this trend (yes, layering is not only practical; it just happens to be trendy as well!) is cutting out the bulk. Ensuring that your layers are lightweight will save you from a lot of discomfort both early and late in the day. Not only will you be able to have free range of motion, you’ll also be able to store them without having to drag a suitcase along with you.

What’s even better is the fact that manufactures have made a point of creating lightweight apparel without sacrificing function. Simply put: You’ll still be warm. The three most efficient ways to layer include jackets, vests and leggings. I’ll show you how to rock each look.

Golf Fashion Tips: Dressing In Layers

The Jacket

Calvin Klein Performance, $74.25 We’ll start with the most obvious choice for layering — the jacket. Again, lightweight and limiting excess bulk is key here. I would avoid any type of down jacket because you’ll feel very restricted. Although fashion is a ton of fun, the first priority is the game, and you need full range of motion, in your arms especially, for your swing.Try something like the blue, or almost periwinkle, zip-up of the Calvin Klein Performance line found on Bonton.com for $74.25. It’s almost like a down vest and zip-up in one. This is a perfect compromise because the arms are still knit and allows you that range of motion. This zip-up also comes colors ranging from a classic black to a flaming, fire-engine red; it just depends on how bold your personal style is. Just remember: If you make it a statement piece, the rest of your outfit should be toned down.

Or, try something a little more classic like the Bogner jacket to the left for $499. It fits the lightweight and movable bill, and it has this classic golf plaid pattern in a neutral black, white and gray. This makes it very versatile because it will compliment any outfit.

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Leggings

To me, there is nothing worse than freezing your ass (and legs) off. But a lot of times, the lower half of your body is literally left out in the cold because it’s much more difficult to layer. My solution is leggings and legwarmers.

Leggings are great because it allows you to wear that little skirt you love no matter what the weather looks like. You can try the capri-cut, like those on the bottom left from Nordstrom for $24; or strut your stuff in a loud pattern. Leggings also come in a rainbow of colors, so feel free to play away. Again, remember a bold pattern or color should be the focal point of the outfit; keep the rest toned down.

Legwarmers, unbelievably, got reincarnated from the ’80s, and I love it. They are a lot easier to take off than leggings, if need be, and can pull your whole outfit together. For instance, I have a pair that are argyle, and they’re one of my go-to items. Just another way to add in some of that classic golf style. Check out the Burlington Classic pair (bottom, center) for $21.24. They come in almost any color combination you can imagine on Hosiera.com.

Finally, I just have to show you these. Do you remember those ill-designed cargo pants that zip off into capris and shorts? Good idea, bad design. Well, I found someone who managed to get it right. They are black J Brand skinny jeans to the bottom right. I know they’re jeans but if the denim is more of a stretch blend, which most women’s jeans are moving towards, they’ll be workable. Talk about easy and stylish.

Nordstrom, $24 Nordstrom, $40 Burlington Classic Hosiera, $21.24 J Brand, $328 J Brand, $328 Capri

The Vest

Bogner, $499 Finally, we’ll talk about the vest. This section is for those of you who just can’t fathom wearing anything other than down because no matter what people say, it’s the warmest stuff out there.A full-blown down jacket is simply not going to work, but a vest will. It’s the best of both worlds. You’re warm in your down and have complete range of motion. This is another place where you can play with color. I love this hot-pink Bogner vest (to the left) for $499. It also comes in bright orange, black and white.

Or, try something less bulky, like the sleek, black-and-white Calvin Klein Performance vest (bottom left) for $79.50 Not only does it look nice, but it’s also made out of a quick dry material to keep you comfortable in the rare occasion that it rains.

Calvin Klein Performance vest, $79.50

Where do you find all this stuff you ask? Well, online, of course; but if you are one of those people who just has to try things on, you’re in luck. Calvin Klein Performance has a store at the Scottsdale Quarter, GrayHawk Golf Club carries Bogner apparel and a Nordstrom is located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Hopefully now you’ll know longer say that it’s just a little too chilly to hit the golf course. If you can master layering, you’ve mastered being physically comfortable (skills aside that is) while in the game. See you later, Sassanistas!

Be strong, be smart, be sassy!

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Troon North Golf Club. Photo: Troon North

Top 5: Public Golf Courses (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Public Golf Courses — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Grayhawk Golf Club

8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 502-1800
grayhawk.com
Since opening in 1994, Grayhawk has become one of Arizona’s most celebrated daily-fee golf clubs, mostly because of Grayhawk’s two exceptional 18-hole golf courses – Talon and Raptor. Both have hosted high-profile events such as the Frys.com Open (2007-2009).


Talking Stick Golf Club

9888 E. Indian Bend Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 860-2221
talkingstickgolfclub.com
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, together as a design team, created the magic of Talking Stick. Located on and owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the north and south courses provide a serene yet challenging day of play.


Golf Club at Eagle Mountain

14915 E. Eagle Mountain Pkwy.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(866) 863-1234
eaglemtn.com
Located minutes from Scottsdale in the rugged McDowell Mountains of Fountain Hills, the Scott Miller-designed Eagle Mountain Golf Club dramatically weaves its way through shaded box canyons and around majestic mountain peaks unique to this scenic corner of the Sonoran desert.


We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

18200 E. Toh Vee Cir.,
Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
(480) 836-9000
wekopa.com
Featuring views of the Sonoran Desert, We-Ko-Pa consists of the original 18 holes, the Cholla Course, designed by Scott Miller; and a second 18, the Saguaro Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.


Monument Express at Troon North

10320 E. Dynamite Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
(480) 585-5300
troonnorthgolf.com
Troon North Golf Club has created an executive 9-hole golf course called Monument Express. The course measures to more than 1,500 yards and offers two different par options based on each player’s experience and ability. The course can be played for a very affordable price. It’s great exercise and perfect for beginners, juniors and golfers of all skill levels. Free for kids 15 and under playing with an adult.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Chef Logan

Grayhawk opening Isabella’s Kitchen

Grayhawk Golf Club announced the opening of Isabella’s Kitchen on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Located in North Scottsdale across the street from the main entrance of Grayhawk Golf Club, Isabella’s Kitchen features handmade, homemade pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, bruschetta, antipasti and much more—using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The appeal of the rustic, peasant-style cuisine rests on simple recipes and presentations allowing the fresh ingredients to take center stage. And the wine menu is populated with a variety of California and Italian selections.

“We’re very eager to begin welcoming guests,” said Chef Logan Stephenson. “The food we serve covers the Italian favorites that most of us grew up with, and then we take it up a notch by preparing these classics by hand, homemade with fresh ingredients.”

Styled after an Italian country bistro with an artisan’s edge, this vine-covered, 4,400-sq-ft roadside retreat houses several distinct indoor and outdoor seating options ranging from the traditional four-top to the unique fireside picnic tables on the Backyard Patio overlooking Grayhawk’s Talon course and the Valley below. The interior features a colorful, eclectic and electric blend of old and new with comfortable furnishings, numerous TVs, wood floors, wine barrels and rusted-steel accents. Isabella’s comfortable atmosphere welcomes diners to relax and stay for awhile. Dress code is casual with an average entrée price of $14. Take out is welcome.

The dining room opens to the courtyard and exterior terraces by way of several large roll-up doors. Isabella’s signature Blue Bar wraps around a corner of the building, allowing for outdoor seating and indoor seating.

“We equipped Isabella’s Kitchen with a few interesting features that will no doubt appeal to a variety of diners,” said Brian Bevard, Director of Operations for Grayhawk Golf Club. “The gigantic garage doors and ample patio space provides a seamless transition to the outdoors. We have comfortable seating for those who’d like to hang out and enjoy the views of the surrounding desert and the Talon course. We have a rooftop patio with 360-degree views. It’s just much more than an eat-and-run-type place.”

The Backyard Patio offers open-air and covered outdoor seating near two signature fire pits, a huge grassy area, Talon course and Isabella’s Juniper-topped feature table overlooking it all. The patio also offers warm touches designed to encourage guests to relax and enjoy the ambiance. They may unwind on one of a handful of rocking chairs; or perhaps, fill a picnic basket with a selection of meats, cheeses and wine to enjoy while lounging on the neatly manicured lawn.

Built around a 150-year-old Saguaro cactus with its arms reaching through an overhead trellis, The Saguaro Room offers covered open-air dining with a fireplace and air conditioning.

The courtyard serves as a versatile outdoor space to dine, drink or enjoy light fare in a casual outdoor-living setting. It also accommodates large parties and group gatherings of up to 200 guests.

The ground floor of the nearby Snack Shack operates as the halfway house for golfers on the Talon course as well as housing additional kitchen facilities for events. The Rooftop is perched above the Snack Shack – a unique place to enjoy a glass of wine with friends while overlooking 360-degree views of the Talon course and Valley lights below.

“As everyone knows, the golf business has changed dramatically in the past several years and here at Grayhawk we are continually enhancing and repositioning our brand moving forward”, said Gregg Tryhus, developer of Grayhawk. “We think Isabella’s will be a fantastic addition to everything we have to offer not just to our guests, but the community as a whole. We’re very excited.”

Isabella’s Kitchen is located at 8623 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Call ahead at 480-502-3100 or to make a takeout order. To learn more, visit www.isabellaskitchen.com , like them on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Isabellaskitchen , and follow on twitter https://twitter.com/grayhawkgolf.

Top 5 Arizona Public Golf Courses (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Public Golf Courses (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Public Golf Courses — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Golf Club At Eagle Mountain

14915 E. Eagle Mountain Pkwy.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
866-863-1234
eaglemtn.com
Located minutes from Scottsdale in the rugged McDowell Mountains of Fountain Hills, the Scott Miller-designed Eagle Mountain Golf Club dramatically weaves its way through shaded box canyons and around majestic mountain peaks unique to this scenic corner of the Sonoran desert.


Grayhawk Golf Club

8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-502-1800
grayhawk.com
Since opening in 1994, Grayhawk has become one of Arizona’s most celebrated daily-fee golf clubs, mostly because of Grayhawk’s two exceptional 18-hole golf courses – Talon and Raptor. Both have hosted high-profile events such as the Frys.com Open (2007-2009).


Monument Express At Troon North

10320 E. Dynamite Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
480-585-5300
troonnorthgolf.com
Troon North Golf Club has created an executive 9-hole golf course called Monument Express. The course measures to more than 1,500 yards and offers two different par options based on each player’s experience and ability. The course can be played for a very affordable price. It’s great exercise and perfect for beginners, juniors and golfers of all skill levels. Free for kids 15 and under playing with an adult.


Talking Stick Golf Club

9888 E. Indian Bend Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
480-860-2221
talkingstickgolfclub.com
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, together as a design team, created the magic of Talking Stick. Located on and owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the north and south courses provide a serene yet challenging day of play.


We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

18200 E. Toh Vee Cir.,
Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
480-836-9000
wekopa.com
Featuring views of the Sonoran Desert, We-Ko-Pa consists of the original 18 holes, the Cholla Course, designed by Scott Miller and a second 18, the Saguaro Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

CBRE - Charity Golf Tournament

CBRE Golf Tournament Raises $40K For Local Charities

CBRE raised $40,000 to benefit Valley-area charities at its 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament recently at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

The primary beneficiary from this year’s tournament was Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which is one of the 10 largest children’s hospitals in the country, and the only children’s hospital in Arizona. A number of other charities also received donations.

One hundred fourty CBRE professionals and their clients competed for the tournament trophy, which is displayed in CBRE’s Camelback Esplanade office lobby.

The first-place team was Mike Spiegel, Ben Hayes, Chris Quiett and Tom Adelson, and the low net winning team was Rob Pinell, Rob Milmont, Derek Ruterman and Jim Matlock.

Over the past 14 years, CBRE’s Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $1.1M dollars for charity.

Newsmakers, AZRE Magazine September/October 2010

Newsmakers: AZRE Magazine September/October 2010

The newsmakers of September and October 2010.

Paul Klink, Alisa Timm and Sarah Searight joined the Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial property management division. Klink was named managing director Southwest Region; Timm was named associate vice president and Searight joined the company as property manager. Justin LeMaster joined the industrial group as senior associate. LeMaster previously was with NAI Horizon.

Dick Crowley was promoted to vice president of Kitchell Construction’s healthcare division. Crowley joined Kitchell six years ago as director of client services.

Neal Churney joined Johnson Capital as senior vice president. Prior to joining Johnson Capital, Churney was a director with Marcus & Millichap Capital, where he financed multi-family, office, industrial and retail properties.

Luke Snell joined Western Technologies as senior construction materials engineer. Snell formerly was with the Concrete Industry Management program at ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction.

Brian Ackerman joined Jones Lang LaSalle as senior vice president. He will specialize in the acquisition and disposition of office and industrial property throughout Arizona.

Anthony Lydon and Marc Hertzberg joined the industrial brokerage team as managing directors. Most recently with Cassidy Turley, the duo has a combined 50 years of experience in industrial real estate.

GPE Management Services added Mark Carrell and Shirley Hawley as senior commercial real estate professionals. Carrell is responsible for managing the 200,000 SF local portfolio of West Coast Capital Partners.

Grubb & Ellis expanded its Phoenix operation with the addition of the office and medical condo team of Sheila Bale, Colleen McPherson and Ryan O’Connor. David Cravath joined the multi-housing group as vice president. Also joining Grubb & Ellis are Steve Julius (senior associate) and Jesse Goldsmith (associate). Previously with Marcus & Millichap, they will specialize in retail investments.

ICSC appointed six Arizonans as volunteer officers for Arizona and New Mexico: Gordon A. Keig, Kornwasser Shopping Center Properties, state director; Jeff Manelis, The Pederson Group, Inc., government relations committee chair; Steven R. Helm, Macerich, alliance private sector co-chair; Jim Brennan, Vestar Development Co., operations chair; Dennis Barr, The Kroger Co., retail chair; and John C. Reva, SR Commercial Real Estate, next generation chair. All appointments are for the 2010-2011 term.

Dave Headstream and Mike Ratliff were named to the land services group of CB Richard Ellis in Phoenix. They join Jason Hyams, another CBRE first vice president, to form a new land services team.

James Abell, FAIA of James Abell & Associates Architects in Tempe received the Edward C. Kemper Award at the AIA convention in Miami. The Kemper Award is given annually to an architect who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to AIA.

Rowland Luxury Homes hired Mary Norton as director of marketing and business development.

MODE Real Estate Management Services hired Ryan King as tenant services coordinator to its commercial property management staff.

Voit Real Estate Services opened an Arizona regional office in Phoenix. Jason Quintel was named managing director for the area. Voit also announced the hiring of Robert A. Freund as COO. Phoenix is one of the operations he will oversee.

SmithGroup hired Michelle Romero as senior interior designer for the firm’s Workplace Studio. Romero formerly worked for Tempe-based DAVIS.

Brock Huttenmeyer was named director of pre-construction services for Haydon Building Corporation’s building division. Denise Arredondo joins Haydon’s building division as a junior estimator.

Boe Bergeson was named leader of business development in the Southwest Region for the Weitz Company. Bergeson will focus on mtunicipal, commercial, industrial, higher education, hospitality, federal, senior living, tenant improvements, renovations, retail and distressed properties.

CB Richard Ellis’ 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale raised nearly $35,000 for Valley charities and local chapters of national nonprofit organizations. Three charitable organizations will receive a sizable portion of the money: Childhelp, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.

The Phoenix Asset Services Division of CB Richard Ellis announced that Camelback Esplanade III achieved Gold certification under the USGBC LEED rating system for Existing Buildings (EB). The 218,254 SF building at 24th St. and Camelback Rd. is the third CBRE-managed office building to earn the LEED-EB rating.

AZRE Magazine September/October 2010