Our Story

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Our Story

ISLA Sport was founded by LPGA Tour Player Sydnee Michaels during her break from the Tour to stay home with her daughter. Sydnee played college golf at UCLA and has been on the LPGA Tour for the last 10 years. Fashion has always been a passion for Sydnee, and she has always dreamed of starting a clothing line. From a junior golfer to a Tour Player, she struggled to find golf apparel that fit her sporty, athletic style. For most of her career, she wore mostly tennis clothes, trying her best to make them “golf course appropriate.” Sydnee, who is also an avid tennis player and a busy mom, wanted to create a brand that would be a hybrid of styles, combining Tennis apparel’s sporty and sexy vibe that could still fit a Country Club dress code. A brand that is as functional as it is chic, ISLA Sport (named after her daughter, Isla) was designed to look and perform amazing on the course, court, or off. You will not find any busy prints, plain polos or baggy shorts here; we are all about streamlined, timeless style. As a Southern California native, Sydnee’s designs encompass the classic, simplistic style of the West Coast.

Functional, versatile, athletic, and feminine, ISLA sport is a brand that encourages and inspires women of all ages to embrace their strength, femininity, intellect, and their passion to be the Queen of their own story. After suffering a nearly career ending injury after the birth of her daughter, Sydnee had a lot of uncertainties for her future. Playing professional golf was a huge part of Sydnee’s life and identity. However, having to rediscover who she was and what is important to her not only made her a stronger woman, but it helped shape what she wanted the brand to represent. In conjunction with The Sydnee Michaels Foundation, we are committed to making a difference in the world: join our mailing list and follow us on social media to learn about product promos and events that benefit The Sydnee Michaels Foundation. (To read more about the Foundation, click here. )

We have designed these clothes with YOU in mind to make you look and feel amazing on the inside and out. Our clothes are made with the very best quality materials and are designed for the modern woman, to work as hard as you do with no details sparred. The modern woman is busy and active; her clothes should be as versatile as she is.