Airdrie teen golfer, Chase Strang noticed something as he was watching various golf tournaments. He thought that the style of clothes players wore was somewhat drab.

"I told my mom that I was tired of having those plain shirts and I wanted a blue shirt with pink flamingos on it," Strang said. "My mom got someone to make it for her and she it to gave me. I would go to [golf] tournaments and people would ask where I got it and if they could get one."

adaAn Airdrie teenager who is an avid golfer has decided that golf is more than just putting and teeing off, it's about having a unique sense of style, which is why Chase Strang decided to design a line of clothes for kids. (Photo provided by Jackie Strang) 

And so, the 14-year-old decided to get to work on his fashion vision and with some encouragement and help from his mom, Strang was able to make his foray into fashion designing for children and teenagers. But where do Strang's fashion muses come from?

"It's mostly just my imagination and my brothers and sisters imagination," he said.

And his favourite shirt he has designed so far? 

"My lucky shirt is definitely the banana shirt. I bring to every tournament," Strang said. 

Although Strang said that it was quite a challenge to find just the right material for his shirts, he was nonetheless determined and it certainly has paid off. Strang said that his apparel has appeared at 13 different golf courses, including Calgary, as well as in Airdrie, with the hope to expand the line to include shorts, pants, socks, and belts as well. 

His mother, Jackie Strang, added that one of the most common comments she heard from other parents on the golf course was that there was little to choose from in terms of clothing size for kids who are approaching their teenage years but not quite ready for adult sizes sports clothing; this appeared to be the perfect niche to explore - coupling that with her son's creativity.

"When kids go from youth sizes to adult sizes, there is an awkward [gap]; the adult sizes are still a little wide, the sleeves are a little too long - so we created teen sizes, which are essentially like a men's extra small," she explained. "It's a junior line, but also for older juniors as well." 

While fashion may be a burgeoning passion for him, Strang continues to excel in golf, having played last year in the North American Cup with Team Canada against Team USA. He has also played at the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego. 

When asked if Strang has a fashion icon in the golfing world, he did admit that American pro-golfer Scottie Scheffler was recently seen wearing something a little more daring.

"[He] was wearing a fun shirt that had little golfers; I think that's pretty cool."

Strang's fashion line is available to buy at a local business, JQ Golf Clothing Co

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