Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Introducing Seamus Golf
The humble beginnings of Seamus Golf were really a perfect storm of elements that ultimately came together beautifully to create their tried and true golf head covers. Seamus Golf co-owners, Megan & Akbar Chisti, combined Akbar’s desire for traditional yet functional tartan head covers inspired from European golf shops and courses, along with Megan’s array of experience in design, sewing, woolen products, and her precise attention to detail. Using a golf headcover from Royal Troon that Akbar had received as a gift from his father over 10 years prior as inspiration, Megan was able to ingeniously design and produce a few prototype headcovers for her husband and his friends to use while golfing together. Not only were the head covers unique, clean, simple, and beautiful, they featured locally milled tartan wools as well as bright, durable fleece linings. After a few rounds with these head covers, Megan & Akbar knew that they were onto something. A short time later, Megan used her design aesthetic and skills to create the current line-up of Seamus Golf headcovers and accessories. A keen entrepreneur, businessman, and trained accountant, Akbar was able to create an online retail storefront as well as develop wholesale relationships with some of the finest golf clubs around the country. Seamus Golf is proud to thank Bandon Dunes for their early support and belief in our handcrafted headcovers.
What’s in a name? When it came to naming their company, Megan & Akbar didn’t have to look beyond their backyard for inspiration. Meet Seamus O’Reily, one of the beloved family dogs. Seamus is a mischievous, fun-loving Irish Terrier with an adorable sense of humor. When it comes to Seamus O’Reily and Seamus Golf, life is all about the love of the game.
Seamus Golf is proud to be the first Oregon based woolen golf accessories brand where each product is carefully designed, cut, sewn, and packaged by hand for each individual golfer. Only the finest and most elegant 100% woolen fabrics are selected from local mills in the Pacific Northwest as well as distinguished mills from the United Kingdom to create the shell of our headcovers and other accessories. Seamus Golf has found that premium wools offer ruggedness to withstand a wide range of weather and use while maintaining it’s color and form. The shell of each golf headcover and accessory is carefully paired with a soft, quick-drying, lightweight, industrial outdoor fleece, adding a complimentary pop of color that highlights the identity and personality of the exterior.
Tested in some of the most extreme golf environments out there, Seamus Golf headcovers and accessories have proven to not only be visually attractive, but also protect clubs and function seamlessly. The unique design of Seamus Golf headcovers feature an internal elasticity allowing for single-handed use while playing a round, yet won’t fall loose when you least expect it.
The future of Seamus Golf holds exciting ideas, innovation, and creativity. Always looking for ways to add stylish functionality to their rounds of golf, the artisans behind Seamus Golf plan to expand into additional product offerings, accessories, fabrics, and materials as well as collaborations with other distinguished golf accessory brands.
More information: www.seamusgolf.com