Royal Albartross, maker of the world's most luxurious golf shoes, has delivered a new collection for St Andrews Links in Scotland, to be launched at their Old Course Pro Shop over the next few weeks.
St Andrews Links is hallowed ground for the golfing world, with 600 years of the game's history played out on its legendary Old Course and The Open Championship scheduled to be hosted by the club in 2015. Now, the world-renowned club has adopted Royal Albartross' modern spin on a classic, with a new golf shoe collection branded especially for its Pro Shop.
Alex Bartholomew, Designer Founder at Royal Albartross, said: "We're delighted that such an eminent club wants to offer their members our golf shoes. What we do combines real excellence of engineering with traditional shoe craftsmanship that appeals to lovers of quality. We wanted to make sure that St Andrews' Links wonderful history of excellence is reflected in our collection."
The collection includes two styles for men and two for women, and features a mix of traditional St Andrews colours and their chosen palette for the upcoming season's golf wear. The Royal Albartross design team worked closely with the club to get the colours and materials exactly right, reflecting that glorious history in a brand spanking new shoe.
For men, the collection will feature the Connoisseur Nero; a beautiful Oxford brogue in black with red detailing. The Royal Albartross design team liked this colour way so much they decided to add it to the 2013 collection (available to reserve for shipping on 22nd July). The second shoe in the men's collection is the black and white Grayson, which Royal Albartross created especially for St Andrews Links. This contemporary take on a classic two tone is perfect for a round on the historic St Andrews Old Course.
The ladies' styles have been chosen for their haute couture styling combined with the latest cleat technology. First is the Kitty Driver, a delicate vision in mint green and white - elegant both on the Links and on the patio for cocktails. Second is the Fairway Belle, a lavish creation of startling fuchsia pink faux lizard and the St Andrews Links 'Middrie' mauve on white. These perfectly match the ladies' tartan colour palette.
Kevin Liddle, Retail Manager at St Andrews Links, said: "We are pleased to be working with a company such as Royal Albatross. St Andrews Links values heritage, excellence and tradition at the heart of everything we do, including the manufacturers we work with. Royal Albatross has an excellent reputation for its unique, bespoke collections and we are delighted to be stocking this new collection, designed exclusively for the Links."
The St Andrews Links collection shows the cream of the Royal Albartross crop: luxurious and stylish design combined with pro golfer precision. Perfect shoes for a perfect game.
The St Andrews Links collection will be available from the club's Pro Shop and online at standrews.org.uk/shop. Royal Albartross summer 2013 collections are available online from 22nd July.
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Telephone: +44 208 1448 753
About Royal Albartross (www.albartross.com)
Royal Albartross is a British-born golf shoe brand specialising in true luxury for the links. Each shoe takes 70 hours of precise engineering to create a masterpiece of tempting leather and sporting prowess.
- Water-resistant leather uppers, soft and supple: no break-in required
- All fabric trims are designed for high traffic wear, with the addition of a moisture barrier and anti-microbial treatment protection
- Soft and breathable leather linings, extra collar padding and no stitching to cause discomfort
- Water repellent leather sole with seven thread cleats and thread receptacle system
- Stacked leather and moulded rubber heel unit with four Stinger™ cleats
- Champ STD thread Stinger™ cleats with "C" visible wear indicator that turns solid when spikes need to be replaced
About St Andrews Links (www.standrews.org.uk)
St Andrews Links has a golfing history spanning 600 years, with hundreds of great names associated with its courses. The world-famous 'home of golf' will be the host venue for The Open Championship 2013.