Antigua rain jacket helps keep you dry

When playing in the rain, a comfortable rain-proof suit or jacket certainly should be in your golf bag, helping you to stay dry.

Antigua rain jacket

Antigua rain jacket

I would recommend the Highland 100404 jacket, part of Antigua’s Spring 2014 Collection, after giving it a test this fall on a few damp day. I definitely stayed dry. It was also very comfortable, giving me plenty of freedom of motion when making swings. In addition, I believe golfers will like the styling and the color combinations, including Dark Royal/Black and Dark Red/Gun Metal.

Of course, having a rain jacket doesn’t do you any good if you leave in the car. I certainly wish I had taken it to Costa Rica after my wife and I got soaked at Hacienda Pinilla when we ventured out to see the par 3 by the ocean and I got slightly wet at Reserva Conchal when I got caught out on the 17th tee. I did see a double rainbow driving back to the cart return area. Unless you are in Costa Rica between December and June, rain is likely, making a rain suit or jacket necessary.

Back in Texas, I wore the jacket over a sweater when I did venture out in icey sub-freezing conditions in an effort to stay a little warmer. In fact, it even helped cushion a fall on the ice when I fell going to the mail box. I was lucky and not hurt as some others were during the ice storm.

Of course, the Antigua shirts in my closet are among my favorites and I will add some of the new styles this spring when they are available, especially after hearing about some of the new colors.

“The Antigua collection for Spring 2014 offers a new color direction with a bit of sport vibe as added influence,” said Sean Greggs, director of product development and marketing support. “Atomic adds a punch of orange pop, Glow is a hot nod to neon, Aquarius is the cleanest of true-blue—the shade just before dusk, Aster is a imperialistic purple with a bluish lean toward regal, and Light Apple is reminiscent of an apple whipped to a sorbet.”

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ABOUT: James McAfee

James McAfee is a freelance writer now living in Plano, TX after recently retiring as the editor of the Knox County News-Courier for eight years, He is currently writing for, Divot Magazine in Colorado, Hometown Living as well as this site. He had worked previously for newspapers in Texas and Oklahoma for 30 years as sports writer and sports editor. He was an editor of Golf Shop Operations and Golf Digest in the 1970s. He then served as the executive director of the Northern Texas PGA and the Dallas District Golf Association for 24 years, In addition, he spent three years in Costa Rica as director of golf and marketing at Playa Conchal.

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