T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair .
Who doesn't take pride in their state? I come from Rhode Island -- the smallest state in the Union, in case you hadn't heard -- and I sure do.
Thanks to a company called, "State Traditions," you can show off that pride like never before.
State Traditions, based out of Birmingham, Ala., has released its 2014 collection of state-inspired apparel and accessories, available now at finer green grass shops and resorts nationwide and on the brand’s website www.statetraditions.com .
The extensive State Traditions collection is made up of caps, visors, polos, belts, neckwear, and button-front shirts. Those items use the outlines of all 50 states to offer golfers a clean-looking alternative to the loud logos prevalent today.
"Our brand connects emotionally with consumers, everyone has a home state, alma mater or favorite team," says Keith Brown, President of State Traditions. "Whether it's on a golf trip with buddies or at a gameday tailgate, our pieces communicate those feelings in a timeless way."
Each piece of apparel and each accessory from State Traditions offers a choice of state silhouette in its respective flag pattern or colors reflective of its popular sports teams.
Retailing from $3 to $80, the State Traditions 2014 lineup is anchored by its robust headwear range, according to the company. The 100-percent cotton caps and visors, State Traditions says, marry classic style with modern design elements suitable for both sporting and everyday activities.
Along with a healthy offering of apparel for golfers -- the polos, caps, visors and belts -- State Traditions also offers premium ball markers and divot repair tools.
To learn more about State Traditions, visit www.statetraditions.com .