If you happen to be born to a golf, or have married one, consider yourself lucky. Every time a holiday comes along, you have an entire world of gifts. And when it's Mother's Day, you're especially fortunate, because it coincides with the early part of the golf season.
An added bonus to buying golf gifts for that special lady in your life is that you're working within a familiar universe. Not to generalize (OK, I guess to generalize), but my guess is that if you're a guy shopping for Mother's Day, you're going feel a tad more in your element browsing the ladies clubs at Golf Galaxy or picking our shoes at Golfsmith than you would be looking for that elusive purse or the perfect perfume.
Even if you think you'll just wander in and pick up a pink version of something you use, think twice. There are a lot of options out there, but I've boiled down a list of gift ideas ranging from the extravagant to the whimsical. These items have crossed my desk in recent months and should all prove to be a real hit for Mother's Day.
Golf Instruction, Orlando, Fla.
From $1,900 up to $9,245
Is this an extra special Mother's Day? Maybe the new baby's been keeping her up through the nightfor months? Or maybe the last of the kids has gone off to college? Did you just get a nice bonus and want to say thanks like never before? If you want to indulge her, how about a few days at Annika Sorenstam's golf school in Orlando? Whether mom's looking to take her game to the next level, has always wanted to learn to play the game or simply wants a few days away to play some golf, pick up a few pointers and unwind, an Annika Academy package is perfect.
The options range from the Players Package — three days of group instruction and golf ($1,900) — up to the Soren-Slam Package ($9,245) that includes lunch and a clinic with Annika herself, as well as playing nine holes with the LPGA legend. All attendees will get a true Annika experience as the academy features many of Sorenstam's closest confidants, including her swing coach, fitness instructor and even her sister, LPGA player Charlotta Sorenstam.
Adams Women’s Idea a12 OS Integrated Sets
If mom’s just taking up golf or if her equipment needs to be replaced, these integrated sets have everything to make the game all the easier, and more enjoyable, to play. Designed specifically for women, with chic patterns and an abundance of pockets, the 14-piece Idea a12 OS Integrated Sets merges the award-winning Idea a12 OS hybrid irons, fairway woods, driver and putter with a stylish cart bag and matching head covers. All sets are available in jade, onyx, sandstone and sapphire (pictured), and with the newly introduced sterling.
Callaway Solaire II 14-Piece Set
Elegance meets performance with the new Solaire II 14-Piece Set, which is built for women golfers to achieve ideal distance separation between clubs, promoting confidence to play from anywhere on the course. The set consists of an all-titanium driver, three stainless steel fairway woods, three hybrids, two irons, three wedges, a mallet putter and a versatile cart bag. Through years of research with women golfers, Callaway has created an "Energy Efficient" design that optimizes every element of a golf club to maximize performance for a woman’s swing. The end result is higher ball flights, longer distance, better accuracy and improved forgiveness.
Fila Golf Outfit
Go from the playground to the first tee in this adorable, sporty Malaga Skort (available in silver/atomic orange, white/pine green & Fila navy/viva red, shown). And, pair it with the ever-classic, nautical-inspired Marseille Striped Shirt, which has a look that’s great for the course or a cruise (available in Fila navy/viva red, and white/pine green, shown).
Both pieces will keep mom cool, not to mention cute, with their moisture-wicking technical properties. All Fila Golf tops are available in sizes XS through XXL and bottoms in sizes 0 through 14, with lengths hitting right above the knee. Free shipping is available on any purchases more than $100 from ShopFilaGolf.com.
adidas W adicross
The sporty style of adidas makes the W adicross the perfect golf shoe for Mom, whether on the course or while running around for the day. These spikeless shoes offer all the grip and traction needed while playing, but offer great versatility and comfort. The full-grain leather upper provides a a rich look and feel as well as a two-year waterproof warranty. Available in three colorways, there will be a W adicross that's perfect for your lucky lady.
Callaway Solaire Sunglasses
Callaway offers three models of shades, all perfect for on the course or away from it. All three feature NEOX lenses, which are engineered to adjust to the decreased depth of field caused by most sunglasses. The result is the sharpest and most accurate vision available for mom while she's enjoying a day on the links. These lenses will allow her to see the angles and lines with greater sharpness and accuracy than with any other non-prescription pair of sunglasses. Neox lenses block 100% of harmful UV radiation.
Tin Cup Fore the Ladies Package
Golf Ball Marking Stencil
Help mom make her mark on the fairway with Fore The Ladies from Tin Cup. Whether flamingos, a martini glass or one of the nearly 100 designs, the golf ball marking stencil package lets you pick the Tin Cup that matches her personality perfectly. Tin Cup packages come with a leather pouch, a black clip and two pen colors. For help with her game, select marks also can be used as alignment/game improvement tools.
Showing Love with AB Golf Designs
Driver head cover
She’ll be able to show off your love at every hole with the “Think Pink” heart head cover, which fits all clubs from the big 460cc driver down to the fairway woods. The pink ribbon on the base of the contrasting green sock keeps breast cancer awareness at the forefront, and a portion of sales proceeds goes to the Maurer Foundation, a charitable organization dedicating to breast health education.