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Is’m glad you’re here. A large part of our world at Douglas Rose is the handmade leather goods we’re creating to accompany you on the journeys ahead, but we also value the memories you collect along the way.
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August 9, 2017 Brian Akin

I attended a magnet high school and most of the kids I grew up playing baseball with went to our rival high-school. The first game against them I was the starting shortstop. I was proud to be in the starting lineup and eager to prove...

July 17, 2017 Jonathan Diianni

“I first began accompanying my Dad to the driving range when I was three years old. He had a right-handed iron cut down for me, but I refused to swing the correct way, flipping it over and hitting it with the backside of the club…I...

July 11, 2017 Andy Lee

"I love that golf is a constantly diverse challenge. Every time you play the challenge is unique. I'm competitive by nature and golf feeds this craving.  More than that, it's something I get to share in with my two young sons. Even if it's just hitting...

June 26, 2017 Luke Bugenske

I can still remember the way the ballpark looked the first time I played under the lights.  I was a 6-year-old short-stop for the Reds. We finished the regular season undefeated and played the Tigers in the championship game.  I remember taking the field with a...

June 16, 2017 Baseball and Fatherhood

Did Jeter and Ruth play together? What's the black stuff under their eyes? When is Didi’s birthday? Is 37 old for baseball? How come Matt Holiday shakes his butt when he hits? What’s a resin bag? These are the questions I am peppered with on...

May 16, 2017 Ben Martin

I’ve been golfing since I was six or seven. But as a professional, this is my seventh year. I was two or three years old the first time I picked up a club. My dad was into all sports, and so golf was just part...

April 15, 2017 Ryan Good

I’m from Jupiter, Florida. My dad taught me to play golf. It’s more than a hobby, or a method of relaxation; it’s something that drives me. It’s more of an escape, and it’s good for my soul. When I was young, we used to travel...

April 9, 2017 First Masters Memory

It was Sunday, April 14th, 1996 and I was seated next to my Dad in our living room. I was 13 at the time, and we watched a lot of sports together. My Dad and I watched Greg Norman lose a 6...

March 30, 2017 Memories from the Masters

My memories of the masters span two decades. One of the most memorable was last year, in 2016, when I had the chance to get to know some of the patrons. They were thrilled to be there, some for the first time, and they shared...

March 28, 2017 Webb Simpson

I remember my first set of clubs. My mom and dad had a place in Wilmington adjacent to the Country Club of Landfall putting green. Drew Pearson, a local club-maker was really knowledgeable about clubs and shafts. My dad told Drew about his eight-year-old son who...