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Gift ideas for the mom who loves golf
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Posted: 2014 May 02 - 08:55

Time is running short! Mother's Day is just around the corner. 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 any last-minute ideas, here are a few to help you along.

Tin Cup (www.tin-cup.com) allows golfers to create personalized ball marks by tracing a design cut into a tin cup with a fine-point Sharpie marker. There are more than 135 designs, including flowers, butterflies, a turtle, initials, college logos and more. They will even make a custom one for you.

Women love shoes, or so I am told. The latest technology comes from New Balance (www.newbalance.com). With a portion of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Komen Minimus LX shoe supports more than just your golf swing

Engineered on New Balance's Minimus platform, this shoe put you closer to the ground for a more natural fit and feel. It has a water resistant leather upper and a lightweight REVlite midsole that cushions your feet.

How about some jewelry? Better yet, how about a bracelet that may help her feel better, more energized, and to play better? Fusion Power Bandz (www.fusionpowerbandz.com) offers a line of negative ion charged bracelets that will do just that.

Negative ions are nourishing molecules that work as anti-oxidants inside our bodies. Independent, placebo controlled, double blind clinical tests have proved the effectiveness of negative ion technology on the human body. Test showed up to a 66 percent increase in performance and as much as a 29 percent decrease in pain in those tested and using the actual negative ion charged bracelets.

Another bracelet that may just save your life, comes from ENDEVR (www.endevr.com). The MYID line of bracelets features the "Star of Life" logo that first responders are trained to look for on bracelets and pendants. Inside the bracelet is a QR code, phone number, ID, and Pin, that allow paramedics to quickly access your medical history and information 24/7. They will immediately know your blood type, allergies, etc., along with your insurance information and emergency contacts. These may be found locally at Target and Walgreens.

With the temperatures climbing, the mom in your life may want something to keep her cool while playing. There are several products available to do just that.

From Misty Mate (www.mistymate.com) comes a line of misters designed to keep you cool no matter how hot it gets. Misty Mate makes small misters that fit in your hand and that you can carry with you whenever you need cooling. Using a pump system to provide pressure you then simply squeeze the trigger to release a fine cooling spray. This spray may cool the air as much as 30 degrees.

There is even a larger version that you could put into the basket behind the seat of your cart. This would allow you to cool you and your partner in the cart while playing. There are even a couple of fans that can be attached to increase the cooling effect.

The apparel from Misty Mate is another great cooling idea. I use the Arctic Tie and the cooling cap. Just soak them for a few minutes and they stay cool for hours.

Moms always need to protect their eyes and look great in the process. The latest line of sunglasses from Maui Jim is called PureAir (www.mauijim.com). This new frame technology combined with the company's ultra-light MauiPure lens makes for sunglasses that feel line "pure air".

The MauiPure lens is the world's clearest non-glass lens and is not only ultra-lightweight, but scratch and impact resistant. They are packed with up to nine layers of lens technology that cuts 99.9 percent of glare and eliminates 100 percent of all ultraviolet rays to reduce eye strain. Trust me, you won't even know you have them on. They are that lightweight.

Everyone likes new things, including your clubs. With a variety of fashionable patterns and plenty of features Datrek's (www.datrek.com) D-LITE Ladies Cart Bag may be the right new thing for clubs and mom.

Weighing in at just 4.5 pounds, the D-LITE features a 14-way padded mesh top with full length dividers, six pockets, a velour lined putter well, lift assist handles, an insulated cooler pocket and much more.

Another idea is to give mom a round of golf 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.

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 stammergolf@yahoo.com.

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