Emerson Resort & Spa Stay & Golf in the Catskills
Why should Dad get all the goodies on Father’s Day? A family trip to the Emerson Resort & Spa in the Catskills makes a great gift for everybody. The golfers in the family can take advantage of the resort’s exclusive access to the private, nearby Woodstock Golf Club and Lazy Swan Village Golf and Country Club, while Mom enjoys a new lineup of fitness classes from ballet barre to restorative yin yoga. The whole family will enjoy the complimentary bike share program as well as visits to the “World’s Largest Kaleidoscope” attraction on property.
The Emerson’s “Stay & Golf in the Catskills” package includes a three-night, double-occupancy stay, access to the private Woodstock Golf Club and Lazy Swan courses where golf is available for a small additional fee. Midweek room rates begin at $515 for three nights, while weekend room rates start at $460 for a two-night stay after a 20% discount off the room rate.
Established in 1929, the Woodstock Golf Club is a 9-hole course that hosts what is believed to be the longest-running U.S. golf tournament open to both amateurs and professionals. Rates begin at $45 per day for 9-holes and $65 per day for 18-holes. Located in nearby Saugerties is 18-hole Lazy Swan designed by golf architect Barry Jordan.
The Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper, NY, recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation that brought stunning views of the Catskills into nearly every room. It features an award-winning spa and season activities (in addition to golf) like canoeing , hiking, and biking. The family dog is welcome, too!
Sun Mountain Golf Bag
Minimalism matters in golf. Simple swing, simple strategies, and, if you ask any caddie, a simple bag will make for more enjoyable rounds and lower scores. The Sun Mountain LS (lightweight series) golf stand bags offer a full range of features and minimal weights as well as the company’s stellar reputation for quality construction. Bags include the true minimalist’s 2Five bag weighing in at two-and-a-half pounds, making it arguably the lightest full-featured bag on the market. Sun Mountain reduced weight by using carbon-fiber legs, high strength-to-weight plastics, and ultra-lightweight and durable fabrics like those used in mountaineering tents. The 2Five is offered in 10 different colors.
If you need a little more room and few more features, Sun Mountain’s line includes the 3.5 LS, 4.5 LS and the cart bag with legs, the 5.5 LS. With each progressively larger number comes additional pockets and features and a corresponding additional pound of weight. Bags start at $219.99.
Callaway Performance Heathered Polo
Unlike ties, Dad simply cannot have enough golf shirts. The dual-toned heathering of the Callaway Performance Polo pairs well with any pair of shorts or long pants while the Opti-Dri moisture wicking technology pulls sweat away from the body so Dad can stay cool under the collar regardless of where his ball lands. Callaway’s Opti-Stretch fabric gives him the freedom to move unrestricted throughout his swing and Opti-Shield gives superior protection against the sun’s UV rays. Available in nine colors. $55.00
Blade Quattro Golf Cart
Is it a trolley or a cart? Depends on which continent you’re playing on! The term doesn’t really matter though. What counts is how sturdy, stable, and convenient the bag-carrying device really is. The Big Max Blade Quattro push cart, the first the company has built that features four wheels and flat-fold technology, meets all those criteria. The Blade Quattro offers the ultimate in stability with four wheels yet is remarkably lightweight to save you energy on the course. Its ability to collapse nearly flat makes it super-easy to store and transport. The Blade Quattro quickly and easily opens and closes and can be used with any size of golf bag. Kelly Walker, CEO of Big Max USA, says, “Our goal is simply to provide the highest quality push carts on the market and encourage as many golfers as possible to get out and experience the benefits of walking when they play.” $299.99
Bridgestone TourB Golf Clubs
Whatever you do, don’t buy Dad a new driver off the rack! Do him a real favor and hook him up with a Bridgestone Golf Authorized club fitter to determine the best club head/shaft combination to get the most out of his game. And doesn’t the very best Dad deserves the very best custom-fit club? That may well be TourB ultra-premium series of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, and irons
“Our TourB Series was created for players who want the absolute highest quality materials and components in a package that looks amazing and delivers unmatched performance,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Bridgestone Golf Club Marketing. “Through our expert fitting locations, golfers will receive the highest attention to detail and can rest assured that their clubs properly match their game.” You can find a fitter near you at BridgestoneGolf.com. TourB Driver $699