Time is running short! Mother's Day is just around the corner. There is a reason why Mother's Day is a month before Father's Day. If we guys fail in our quest for the right gift for mom, chances are the Dad's Day equivalent of "coal in the stocking" is on the way.
Most golfers are difficult to buy presents for. Toss in that it's the special female in your life, and things can get quite confusing. If you need some ideas, here are a few to help you along.
Women love shoes. Or so the rumor goes. I would hesitate to guess that those same women love having a selection of golf shoes to match with their outfits. The newest trend in golf footwear is shoes that can be worn from the house, to the course, around the clubhouse, to the store and home again.
GoBe (www.gobegolf.com) features two styles for women, the Elite and the Spirit. These shoes combine fashion with performance and comfort. The company's innovative Talon tread sole design allows for superior traction on the course without the need for cleats for a "go anywhere" design.
Each style is available in four different colors and feature a PurTEC upper made of a polyurethane sports performance breathable material that has the same look and feel of leather, but with superior performance. In fact, it's 20 times more water resistance than treated leather.
The midsole has a deep heel cup to prevent slipping and a wide toe area for a natural fit. The removable sock liner has three times more shock absorption than most of the competition and also features moisture management to keep you cool, dry and fresh.
Is there a better way to kick off the summer season than with a new golf bag? The new Datrek D-Lite cart bag (www.datrek.com) will give mom a bag that is both functional and stylish.
The bag features a 9.5" mesh-padded, 14-way top with full-length individual dividers and a velour lined putter well. Six pockets, including an insulated cooler pocket give her plenty of storage. Weighing in at just 4.5 pounds with two lift assist handles, the bag easily goes from trunk to cart and back again.
The D-lite is available in five colors: deep purple/silver/white, tangerine/silver/white, lime green/silver/white, black/bright pink and black/turquoise.
Most of us protect our eyes from the sun when driving, walking or heading to the beach. Rudy Project Technically Cool Eyewear (www.rudyproject.com) has a golf-specific line of sunglasses. There are three models in the lineup with a large variety of frame colors and lenses to choose from.
With a wide variety of lenses available, she can use her Rudy's for more than just golf. Switch out the lenses after the round for the drive home, or put in yet another lens for an afternoon at the beach. Weighing less than an ounce, you'll hardly even notice you have them on.
If she likes to make a splash on and off the course, there are plenty of accessories available. Most collections let one mix and match gloves, belts, bags, totes, visors, caps, along with tops and bottoms for a perfectly coordinated look.
Most golfers are intimidated with one-on-one lessons. Put these same people with their friends and it can become a fun time. Get in touch with the families of your moms' friends and see if they want to get them a group lesson. This can turn out to be much less expensive than you think and it gives the ladies a chance to all improve and have some fun together.
Contact your mom's club and see about getting her a certificate for lunch or dinner after one of her rounds. Chances are she'd love to hang out with friends and enjoy a few drinks and some food. If the club has a spa, look into a spa treatment, or a massage to kick off her weekend.
Golfers have their own personality. Most use headcovers to protect their clubs from the abuse they are subjected to riding around in a cart or being carried. By finding a headcover resembling your mom's favorite animal or flower, team or college, you not only help to protect their investment, but show a little of their personality as well.
Another idea is to purchase a round of golf for mom at her favorite course. Better yet, treat her to a round at a course she has never played. Golfers love to play new courses. You may even want to join her for a truly memorable day.
Whatever you choose, just remember, that it's the thought that counts! However, you're not just pleasing them, you're laying the groundwork for your day as well.
James Stammer has been an avid golfer and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. He hosts the Thursday Night Golf Show on WSTU 1450-AM. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.