Seamus – the stylish golf accessory brand hailing from Portland, OR – just unveiled a very cool collection nodding to the Apollo 14 mission, which took place 50 years ago this month. It's due to release right here on Feb. 5.
Due to release on Feb. 5, the capsule was kickstarted not because of their love for space, necessarily, but for its connection to golf. Seamus tells the story: "On Feb. 6, 1971, during one of the mission’s moonwalks, astronaut and mission commander Alan Shepard pulled a Wilson Staff Dyna-Power 6 iron head from his pressure suit, attached it to a collapsible rock sampling tool and hit two golf balls miles and miles and miles. He became the first man to hit a golf ball on the lunar surface and set a record for the longest drive in history."
“The moment golf was played on the moon represents an inspiration to us and the kind of moment we think about when considering what may be the most impactful moment in the game," adds Akbar Chisti, the founder of Seamus. "The thought of playing on the moon gets our creative minds spinning and we thought the idea of bringing the materials used in packs for climbing the likes of K2 to be relevant here."
You'll have your choice of a golf bag, which weighs a mere 1.4 lbs and is limited to just 11 examples, as well as various headcovers for your driver, fairways, hybrid, and blade putter. Each is made from Dyneema, the ultra-light and incredibly strong technical fabric that's big in the elite backpacking and sailing spaces.
Seamus is also offering a special kit, which on top of the golf bag and a unique headcover design also includes a reflective gold rain hood, a brass space pen, a black moon marker, and a custom Seamus x Slowtide golf towel with titanium carabiner.