WHY ORCA?

Why ORCA? The ORCA brand represents an ocean of inclusiveness for all golfers and those with an active lifestyle. 17yards Golf is more than a business, it is growing the game, and encouraging more individuals to play through giving back to their communities.

 

The ORCA is often confused for being a whale because of its name ‘killer whale’, but did you know that ORCAS are dolphins? In fact, they are the largest member of the dolphin family! Most notably, there is a mystery, gentleness and grace of these magnificent creatures, with their magnificent tail. The whale's tail is known to symbolize good luck, speed, and strength. It reminds us that we have the control and power within ourselves, to accomplish whatever we desire. BELIEVE YOU CAN.

 

Like the ORCA, we too, are taking our place within the golf industry; with an ORCA presence, providing the best quality, custom-designed golf bags for every golfer. Our customers will also have their own custom-designed golf bag; one that is uniquely their own ORCA brand.

Believe you Can.

 

We are golfers, and advocates for growing the game. 17yards Golf (our parent company) has a full-concierge design team available to work personally with each client. A custom-designed bag from 17yards Golf is luxurious, yet simple. 17yards Golf offers not only custom bags like those of the professionals, but also, a complete line of bags and matching accessories, for amateurs dreaming of hoisting trophies like their favorite pros, while also protecting their investment.  

What is the Meaning of 17yards Golf?

 

17yards Golf is equal to 51 feet. One of our founders, being an avid golfer for many years, throughout her corporate career, faced many challenges to break into the once elite, and less diverse club of golfers. At a company golfing event, being the lone female executive in a large field of golfers, she was faced with an opportunity to make a 51-foot putt for $10K. In the history of the annual event, no one had ever made the putt. Despite the huge odds against making it, she did. No one expected it to happen. Thus, “Believe You Can.” became our motto for breaking into, and providing a level playing ground, for all in golf, and life. 

 

17yardsGolf is more than a business; it is growing the game, and encouraging more individuals to play.

It's all About the Story.  Did you Know...

Our ORCA Travel bags, along with some of our other products, derive their names from specific areas of the ORCA’s life and existence.

 

The Apex.  Killer whales are apex predators, because there is no other animal that preys on them. The great white shark was originally considered the apex predator of the ocean; however, the killer whale (the ORCA) has proved to be a predator of the shark.

The Cosmopolitan.  A cosmopolitan species (the ORCA) can be found in each of the world's oceans, in a variety of marine environments, from Artic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas; absent only from the Baltic and Black seas, and some areas of the Artic Ocean.

 

The Saddle.  The ORCA or killer whale is solid black and white, with a gray patch called a “saddle” or a “cape” on the back, just behind the dorsal fin. The entire dorsal (top) surface and pectoral flippers are black except for the gray saddle. 

The Sky-Hop.  Whales and dolphins hold their heads out of the water in order to visually inspect the environment above the water line. Many species of whales and dolphins are known to engage in spy hopping. Perhaps the most prolific spy-hoppers are ORCAS.

The Bigg's ORCA.  The "killer whale" as the ORCA is known, was studied closely in the 1970's by a researcher named Dr. Michael Bigg.  He coined the killer ORCA's name the Bigg's ORCA, because he discovered their unpredictable and "transient" behavior around the coast of British Columbia.  Therefore, our golf club travel bag is named the Biggs Travel Cover, for those on the move to various destinations. 

 

The ORCA Dorsal.  Orcas have distinctive Dorsal Fins.  There are triangle-shaped dorsal fins that can grow to be as high as 6 feet on males. Females have shorter, curved dorsal fins, while males have taller, straighter fins. The shape of each dorsal fin is unique, and is used to identify individual orcas.

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