Golf Equipment Review: Seamus Feel Player Golf Shoes

One of the many things I love about my wife, Kelly, is that she likes to spoil me with awesome presents.

Kelly knows my favorite golf brand is Seamus, and although she’s not a golfer she knows it resonates with me. Similarly to Ashworth’s Golf/Man campaign (R.I.P. Ashworth), Seamus celebrates the game’s rich heritage and traditions with classic style that features super-high-quality materials, fabrics and craftsmanship.

Early last year, Seamus announced a new venture: Feel Player shoes. They were accepting pre-orders for up to 200 pairs, and luckily Kelly saw the email blast and knew I’d love them.

I can’t say it was easy waiting for these to arrive! Not only did images of the prototype look great, but I was excited in general about getting something as exclusive as “200 pairs pre-ordered.” I’m also a huge advocate of walking golf, so the thought of having a shoe that feels like a moccasin intrigued me.

Feel Player boxed

A great example of Seamus Golf’s always masterful packaging/marketing

 

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The Seamus Feel Player golf shoe (photo credit: Seamus Golf)

 

Minimalist in style, the Feel Players debuted at $195/pair with the option of adding a “Supporter kit” for an extra $100. The supporter kit included a shoe bag, shoe horn, special ball mark, coaster, a tartan pouch for the little items, an extra pair of reflective laces, a hand-signed note of thanks from the shoe’s designer, Michael Friton, and Seamus owner, Akbar Chisti, and a cleaning kit from one of their local Portland, Oregon companies.

The 200 pairs took three weeks to sell out, and most were purchased during the first week.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Seamus Golf

I fell in love with the Seamus Golf line of golf accessories at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort this past summer. Their head covers are amazing in quality and design, and one of those things that any avid golfer would LOVE to have, but could potentially feel guilty about purchasing on their own.

I purchased new head covers from a different manufacturer earlier this year, and they did not turn out the way I’d hoped, putting me back in the market again.

Seamus Golf’s head covers are each carefully cut, sewn and packaged by hand for individual golfers, and feature elegant 100% tartan wools from Scotland and Ireland. In addition to tartans, Seamus Golf sources from Pendleton Woolen Mills, a local mill in the Pacific Northwest (Seamus is an Oregon-based company) and are available in a multitude of fun patterns and colors that are inspired by the game of golf and its most legendary courses.

The wool head covers are lined with a soft, quick-drying and lightweight industrial fleece colored to provide a pop to the woolen exterior.

These head covers are very cool, and – with the possible exceptions of a remote control push cart or Bubba Watson’s hovercraft – are the ultimate luxury golf gift for avid players.

Some of Seamus Golf’s most popular head covers include:

Sloan Square Steel:
Price: $55 – $65
Sloan Square Steel

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