Father’s Day 2018

We’re celebrating Father’s Day! Father’s Day truly is a special day we get to spend with our family and friends. It gives us time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the company of our loved ones. Out here in Washington, with the weather looking to be sunny and 75 for the weekend, Father’s Day will be particularly great, as we get to spend time outside on our patios and in our backyards, enjoying the great weather and some Mariner’s baseball. Since Father’s Day is all about the time we get to spend with our family and friends, we asked some of our employees to write about their experiences with their fathers, as well as with their kids on this special day.

Dorik Downing is our Senior Graphic Designer and has some fun plans for this Father’s Day. “My parents and in-laws are coming over and we’ll be cooking fried chicken, as well as skewered jumbo prawns, and my daughter is making an aioli,” he said. His mother is also baking a cake using the recipe for the wedding cake from the recent royal wedding.

Paul is our Vice President of Finance, and his submission was particularly moving, because Father’s Day is also a time to remember our passed loved ones, especially our fathers or grandfathers. Carrying on the experiences that our fathers have given us, like Paul has, to others is a powerful thing.

Sue Forberg is an EDI Supervisor and Analyst. What inspiring, lovely words from her dad! “My favorite memories were the lazy Sundays when we would make a day and go to a used bookstore together. We are both avid readers so this was a great bonding time. It was just great father-daughter time,” she said, when asked about her favorite moments with her father in the past.

Wendy Pfeifer is a Sales Assistant, and her picture perfectly shows off one of our very own Colorado XT pontoon boats, which can be found below in our list for recommendations for Father’s Day 2018 gifts. If your dad enjoys fishing or outdoor experiences, check out our top 4 fishing picks from one of our earlier blog posts.

Such heartfelt experiences and memories we’ve shared with our fathers and families are truly priceless, and certainly make Father’s Day all the more special. Check out more of our employees’ Father’s Day memories and stories on our Facebook page, or watch them in slideshow format.

Here are some recommendations for great experiences with your father:

  1. Hickory BBQ Cover
  2. Veranda Smoker Cover
  3. StormPro Kayak Cover
  4. Colorado XT Pontoon Boat
  5. DryGuard Boat Cover 
  6. SkyShield Travel Trailer Cover 
  7. UTV Deluxe Storage Cover, Mid Size
  8. Fairway Diamond Mesh Seat Cover

Items 2, 4, and 7 may require a set for optimum fun.

Have a fun, joy-filled Father’s Day!

Father’s Day 2018

What’s your style?

We have 8 collections of Patio Furniture Covers to choose from. Each comes with their own style that our in-house design team carefully innovates. Sometimes it’s hard to simply shop by small thumbnails on a website. Each collection has its own features, colors, benefits and fits. So we made a quick guide to finding out which collection is your style:

Classic Accessories Patio Collections

As you can see, we have many series that fit into any patio and outdoor space!
Here are the quick links to each one:
Montlake / Ravenna / Hickory / Madrona / Veranda / Terrazzo / SODO / Classic Accessories

We are also kicking off this weekend with our Master’s Sale on ALL golf items from Fairway Collection. Take 25% OFF now through April 13th with discount code: Masters18 at checkout. Focus on the Game and not the Forecast!
Classic Accessories Fairway Collection Sale

NEW to the site today is our SALE section that gives every day discounts on your favorite products! Check it out today.

Here’s to a Happy Master’s Weekend!
(go for the grand-slam Rory)

What’s your style?

Labor Day Love

We are celebrating Labor Day early this year, as in today – the Friday before!
Labor Day always brings a bitter-sweet close to a fun and busy Summer filled with memories and new favorite places. It can be the last trip with the boat for the year with lazy sunny afternoons that grow shorter every day.
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Maybe it’s the last trail ride of the season where you take off as far as the sun lets you go.

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This is the last long weekend of the Summer to get that last camp in. The roads will be crazy, but it’s the memories of the time getting there and spent around camp that will go down in your photobooks.

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Or maybe it’s the last round of golf all the guys can get together for an earlier Tee Time than Twilight. LaborDayCA_4
Maybe instead of ending a season, you are looking forward to game days with the BBQ!
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Whether you are ending your favorite season, or looking to forward to it, we wish you
a happy and safe Labor Day filled with new memories and favorite places.
Off Season is our season … and every one in between. Get 20% off all purchases at www.classicaccessories.com NOW through Labor Day.

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Labor Day Love

Master your own course

Well it seems like Spring is officially here when we see those familiar yellow flags, Georgia pines, and azaleas. Nature groomed to a picture perfect afternoon on Amen Corner of Augusta National, if only every round could be this:

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Yep it’s Masters time and who isn’t watching vicariously through the eyes of Jordan Speith right about now?!Although most of us won’t ever see the likes of these links – at least not under our golf shoes. We can make the most ofwhere we spend our rounds and Classic Accessories can give you a home course advantage any place you play with the enclosures, covers and accessories in our Fairway™ Collection:

Classic Accessories

Focus on the game, not the forecast this Spring – because every day can’t be the Masters after all.

Photo Credits: © Masters.com

Master your own course

Video/Photo shoot – TPC At Snoqualmie Ridge

TPC at Snoqaulmie Ridge

 

Last Friday we were given the privilege of shooting videos and photos of our NEW Fairway collection at the TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge. We lucked out with the weather! Snoqualmie Ridge is a beautiful, immaculate and stunning golf course. The staff is incredible, and beyond accommodating. If you live in the PNW or plan on visiting, this is a course that shouldn’t be missed. We hope to be back soon for a round or two. Until then – a huge thank you to the team at Snoqualmie Ridge!

Video/Photo shoot – TPC At Snoqualmie Ridge

Average Golfer Report: TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course

Unforgiving hole 2 on TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course.

 

I played this course in mid-March and, unsurprisingly, found it to be one of the most difficult I’ve played on.   Fair warning, I have a 13 handicap, don’t normally play courses this difficult, drive it around 260 and approach shots beyond 150 yards are probably the worst part of my game.  So please keep in mind that this is from a mediocre golfer’s perspective.  I ended up with a 92.

The par 4s in particular were difficult due to their length and bunker placement.  The course is set up perfectly to be very difficult for 13-handicappers like myself: I’m not long enough to get over the first wave of fairway bunkers and the course is narrow enough to really punish wayward drives and approaches.  The fairway bunkers have lips that are several feet high, essentially a one-stroke penalty unless your ball stops in the middle.  My ball did not stop in the middle.  So, you take your medicine and hit an 8 through wedge out and try and make it up on the approach.  I did not often make it up on the approach because the greens are pretty unforgiving, as well.  It had also torrentially rained the day before, but I’m not making excuses.  I’m just not that good.

Because I kind of suck, I actually hit the clubhouse patio on the 9th hole.  It’s a shortish par 5, and I popped my 3 wood into the bunker that keeps golfers like me from rolling their second shot into the drink.  There is another bunker that is between the fountain and the green.  So, I’m about 30 yards out.  With water in between me and the green, I did not want to be short so got a little too much out of the trap and flew the ball on the cart path where it bounced a million feet in the air, slowly but inevitably hopping into the plate glass of the restaurant.  A man kindly came out and threw me the ball while telling someone on his cellphone that some jackass had just hit a two-iron from 30 yards out.  Defeated, I picked up and went to 10 and wondered, for a moment, why I had actually spent money to experience this.

I actually did not love playing this course as much as some others in Arizona, and not just because I didn’t play that well.  It’s situated right next to a private airport and is directly in the flight path for landings.  It was extremely loud and not the peaceful desert sanctuary you get at the hundreds of other courses in the area.

All in all, it’s nice to be able to say I’ve played it but I actually enjoyed the more remote courses like Vista Verde or the Rio Verde complex more than TPC.  By no means am I saying I regret having this chance to hit the clubhouse on 9, hit about eight 9 irons out of near-pot bunkers that are  200 yards out, or search for my ball underneath flooded Madrona trees, but I’ll need to drop that handicap a few strokes before we meet again.

 

Average Golfer Report: TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course

Ever run into a wild animal while you’re golfing?

After our coworker ran into a rattlesnake a couple weeks ago on a Palm Springs course, we got to thinking… What other animals mosey onto golf courses?

 

 

1. If this isn’t listed as a hazard, it should be. Meet the golf ball-hoarding fox, he lives in Switzerland.


2. Okay, it’s another fox – but he’s a babe.


3. Staring contest.

4. Chicken? Laying eggs.

Have you ran into a wild animal while you were golfing? Tell us in the comments!

 

Ever run into a wild animal while you’re golfing?