Moms who play golf are special people, so don’t forget to do something special for yours this year. Even if you can’t treat her to a round at Pebble Beach, you can sure use these great Mother’s Day golf gift ideas to tell her how much you care.
As the weather heats up, the sleeveless shirt is a staple in the closet of female golfers. But the style requires a perfect fit to both look great and swing freely. Antigua designer Danielle Dellios says that armhole depth, for example, must follow the Goldilocks Rule: “The armhole opening cannot be too deep, nor too shallow, it must be just right.” She says that from the top of the shoulder down to the bottom of the armhole, the shape of the opening must follow the natural shape of a women’s body, curving in just enough in the right places so as not to interfere with arm movement or even worse, curving in too much and therefore showing the sides of a bra.
Antigua’s Jewel style features the company’s one-of-a-kind geometric jacquard Desert Dry moisture wicking knit fabric. The textured face and flat-back fabrication is smooth against the body and allows for optimal wicking performance at the face. The hidden ribbon and snaps at the top shoulder seam are great for holding a bra strap in place for a worry-free swing. $65
Finding the perfect distance on the golf course can be complicated. Sprinkler heads never seem to be accurate and GPS apps drain the battery on Mom’s phone. TecTecTec’s VPRO DLXS laser rangefinder is the perfect solution. This waterproof instrument measures up to 600 yards within +/- 1 yard, helping Mom find the right distance to golf flags, trees, or hazards. The ultra-clear, multilayered optical lens, gives her a complete picture. The VPRO DLXS also offers slope compensation technology that calculates an elevation-adjusted distance to the target to help select the right club.
Different scanning modes make the VPOS DLXS particularly versatile. Pinseeker mode measures overlapping targets while First Target Priority mode displays the distance of the closest subject, helpful when measuring the distance to the pin on a green with woods in the background. And Scan mode lets you quickly check the distance to hazards and other features you want to avoid. $230
The flagship shoe in Callaway’s footwear collection for women is the colorful but tasteful and totally comfortable Solaire. The shoe features an Opti-Vent mesh upper with 3D stability print for breathability and support and is built atop an Opti-Soft EVA midsole for natural ground feel and comfort. To keep Mom’s feet comfy and cool, the Solaire has a 5mm EVA sockliner and Opti-Vent mesh liner for heat management. The dura-rubber spikeless outsole has multi-directional lugs for maximum traction and support. The Solaire comes in three colors, heather, grey, and pink. $69
REKS Optics Sunglasses combine shatter-resistant polycarbonate lenses with stylish, unbreakable frames that are also remarkably comfortable. “REKS lenses offer ultimate protection from the sun’s harmful rays, as well as from the wind, both of which directly affect a golfer’s performance,” says CEO George Granoff. “The all-day comfort coupled with the visual advantage they provide make REKS a viable option for both sport and leisure.”
REKS lenses are made of lightweight polycarbonate which the company says is up to 10 times more impact-resistant than glass or plastic lenses. To improve lens quality and performance, all REKS™ lenses are treated with anti-scratch, hydrophobic and anti-reflective coatings that provide superior optical quality and visual comfort. REKS lenses provide 100% UV 400 protection from the sun’s UVA, UVB and UVC rays. $30-$60
Bridgestone Golf has added the Extra Soft ball to its line this year. The company says the ball provides maximum length on all shots for mid-to-high handicappers of both sexes, without the harsh feel and hard feedback typically associated with some balls engineered for greater distance. An enhanced core design creates additional forgiveness off the tee, helping players consistently achieve longer, straighter drives. Extra Soft models are offered in white, yellow and pink colors.
“After more than a decade of performing golf ball fittings for players of all skill levels, we’ve learned that golfers have different needs, preferences and budgets,” says Adam Rehberg, Golf Ball Marketing. “With Extra Soft we’ve developed a ball that feels amazing, but doesn’t sacrifice the distance or accuracy that is often seen as a drawback to playing a softer ball.” $22/dozen