After their duel in the dunes at Royal Troon, Callaway staffers Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson should get a lot of coverage this week on TNT and CBS. (Mickelson is also the “defending champ,” having won the PGA the last time it was played at Baltusrol in 2005.) Be on the lookout for the very cool staff bag Callaway designed for the PGA that pays homage to the history of the club, which is hosting its 11th major championshp this week.
The green and white stripes on the front and back panels and head covers pay tribute to the striped awning over the clubhouse terrace. The brown leather mimicks the color of the clubhouse, although the bag is slightly darker than the facade, which was built to resemble a British manor house. The wings on the bag reflect the course’s logo that’s comprised of a red golf ball with wings. Red Callaway logos and the “2016” between the wings match the color of the ball in the logo.
The club is located in Springfield, N.J., which is stitched on the bottom of the bag. The final touch is the addition of “B.R.” zipper pulls that are the initials for Baltus Roll, the namesake of the club who lived and farmed the land in the early 1800s before his murder.