Tee Up These Holiday Gifts

Tee Up Holiday Gifts

Santa’s on point with goodies from cocktail glasses to King Cheetah shoes.

By Suzanne S. Brown

SAY CHEERS TO TRAVEL

Lift a glass to your favorite sport with this cocktail set from G/Fore. The mouth-blown crystal glasses each feature a different etched design, including the brand’s logo, a skull and tees and sayings the company has popularized, including “Pray For Birdies” and “No 1 Cares What You Shot.” The set of four 14-ounce glasses is $115 and comes in a gift box. gfore.com

For his locker at the club or to take on any trip, the limited edition Camo Dopp Kit, also from G/Fore, combines swagger as well as service. The toiletries bag has a waterproof camouflage patterned shell, side strap handle, two-way zipper on the top, internal zipper security pocket and bottom zip for additional storage, $95. gfore.com

Camo Dopp Kit

ORIGIN STORY

You might not be able to golf in Scotland right now, but you can vicariously tour 14 of its top courses by paging through Scotland, Home of Golf, a collaboration of the father-and-son photography team of Iain and Christopher Low, and illustrations and text from author, historian and artist David Joy. The book features full-color photography from the air and ground of courses that span the sport’s six centuries, including Carnoustie, Cruden Bay, The Old Course and Prestwick. Accompanying illustrations and text highlight the champions  and influencers that have graced famous Scottish courses through the ages, $45. amazon.com or scottishgolflibrary.com

Scotland Home of Golf

PUSH AND PULL

Push carts are a great device to use when walking the golf course, but let’s face it, they can be bulky to store and transport to and from the club. Not so with the Big Max Blade IP, which has been engineered to fold with three quick steps down to 341⁄2 inches by 241⁄2 inches and a depth of less than 5 inches. The brand originated in Europe more than two decades ago and is gaining a following in the U.S. for its carts and bags. The Blade IP, which has a five-year manufacturer’s warranty, is $350. us.bigmaxgolf.com

Big Max Blade IP

GOING THE DISTANCE

While it doesn’t promise to lower your score, Bushnell’s loaded-with-features Tour V5 Shift rangefinder will surely make your game more precise. The device can read distances from 5 to 1,300 yards, has a magnification level of 6x, features a slope algorithm that is improved over previous models and uses the company’s visual Jolt technology to emit a little buzz and put a red ring around the flag when the target is located. Bright optics and fast focusing are other attributes, as is the fact that the rangefinder is rainproof, attaches magnetically to the cart and comes with a carrying case, 3-volt battery and two-year warranty, $400. bushnellgolf.com

Bushnells rangefinder

IN THE BAG

The golf bag that goes on a cart and holds every possible club and gadget you need to compete in a tournament or round with rivals is a serious golfer’s staple. But for shorter and more casual outings, a lightweight bag is a better choice, and Linksoul has created one that fits the bill. The Linksouldier Sunday Carry Bag weighs just 2.4 pounds and is made of polyester canvas. It has a handle grip for lifting and a double strap so it can be worn over one or both shoulders. Multiple pockets offer room to stash a jacket, water bottle, balls and accessories, $180. linksoul.com

Linksoul Bag

WOODEN IT BE NICE

Looking for something for the man who has everything? How about a wooden crate that he has to open with a crowbar (provided) before finding two dozen monogrammed golf balls, a multi-use tool and towel? Man Crates also has many other options, including crates filled with snacks, cocktail fixings, grilling products and hunting tools, starting at $40. The golf set is $80 plus shipping. mancrates.com

ManCrates

THE CAT’S MEOW

Footwear for the golf course is a highly individual choice, with style often factoring in alongside fit and function. The statement-making Italian brand Duca del Cosma, which first debuted a spikeless hybrid golf shoe in 2004, now is based in Amsterdam and has offices in England, South Africa and the U.S. The company’s designs for women often include animal prints and a new limited edition women’s style, King Cheetah, takes that trend to the next level. A rare species seldom seen in the wild, and protected at such facilities such as the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in South Africa, the king cheetah had Duca del Cosma’s co-owner Caroline van Wezel under its spell when she visited. So she adopted a cub, named it Duca and the company’s founder and designer Baldovino Mattiazzo created a lacquered leather and suede shoe inspired by the animal’s distinctive fur pattern. The show is available online and in select retail locations, with a portion of the $219 sales price being donated to the conservation center. ducadelcosma.us

Duca Del Cosa

INITIAL ENCOUNTER

Club logos are a common sight on apparel at golf courses, but what if you’d rather sport your own initials than the country club’s name? The women’s boutique brand Golftini has you covered and can custom embroider initials in script or block letters on such pieces as its hot pink quilted vest, $130, plus $15 for the embroidery. Monograms also are available on the company’s tech jackets, sweaters or even a polo shirt and can be white, light pink, hot pink, navy or black. Allow a few ex- tra days for delivery when placing the order. golftiniwear.com

Golfini

LEADER OF THE PACK

Emily Haythorn has built her Colorado business on colorful patterned women’s bags for golf, tennis, pickleball and casual use. Sassy Caddy’s newest offering, perfect for holiday gift-giving, is a backpack that is roomy and functional. It has an easy-access zip pocket and front slip pocket for a phone and keys. Side pockets allow for water bottle storage, while internal pockets are good for valuables and a padded one adds cushioning for a tablet. Adjustable straps allow the bag to be worn messenger-style or on the back. The design is made of waterproof faux leather and comes in metallic silver, black, honey brown and cobalt blue, $159. sassycaddy.com

Sassy Caddy

CAG Style Editor Suzanne S. Brown is a former editor for The Denver Post and contributor to Colorado Expression.


This article was also featured in the Fall issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.

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