Goldie’s 2015 Holiday Wish List

December 10, 2015 ~ ‘Tis the holiday season and Goldie’s in the giving mood, leaving no stone unturned in her quest to find the hottest and most unique MUST HAVE gift giving suggestions for the listeners of Boston’s South Shore and beyond!

Whether your budget is $10.00 or $6,000.00, Goldie’s rounded up some of the most stunning and appealing golf themed #Luxe prezzies for those cherished golfers in your life.

Goldie’s picks run the gamut from golf themed #Luxe gifts the whole family can enjoy to stocking stuffers, holiday office party yankee swap items and host/hostess gifts.   Each and every item is something even Goldie herself would love to give or receive.

 Goldie’s 2015 Wish List

GolfBoard  

For the golfer in your life that has everything, I mean absolutely everything, how ‘bout surfing the greens with the GolfBoard?    

In 2008 Professional surfer Laird Hamilton teamed up with friend Don Wildman (Founder, Bally Total Fitness) and together along with their team of designers and years of research brought this innovative and super fun alternative to the golf cart to market, launching at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.

Professional Surfer Laird Hamilton "surfin' the greens" on the GolfBoard

Professional Surfer Laird Hamilton “surfin’ the greens” on the GolfBoard

 

The GolfBoard is electric with a solid four-wheel base and stabilizing handle extending upward from the nose.  Top speed is 12 mph and is controlled by holding your thumb to the throttle and shifting your weight from side to side.  Once acclimated to the GolfBoard, riders feel the undulations and contours of the course itself as they traverse the terrain, wind whipping through their hair, not to mention attaining a fab core workout in the process and a Zen state of mind as they carve across the greens .

Seen as a solution to speeding up the pace of play, GolfBoard’s target audience are the “millennial” golfers ages 18 to 30.  Several large golf management companies such as Troon Golf and Billy Casper Golf are offering use of Golfboard at their Resorts and facilities throughout the USA.  GolfBoard can be found locally on Cape Cod at Falmouth Country Club ~ a Billy Casper Golf facility.

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Falmouth Country Club on Cape Cod 

 

GolfBoard comes with a #Luxe pricetag of $6,000.00ish each and rental costs at golf courses are approximately $25.00 per round.

Hang Ten!

SkyTrak  

What’s better than your own portable personal launch monitor!  SkyTrak is a complete practice, play and entertainment system perfect for the family room, Man Cave or She Shed at your home.

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Take your family gatherings or parties to the next level with SkyTrak’s many features such as state of the art analytics  (swing analysis, ball speed, launch angle and spin),  HD virtual golf on top worldwide championship golf courses and the ability to compete against over 10,000,000 other members anywhere at any time with SkyTrak’s wireless technology.

SkyTrak comes with a #Luxe price tag of $1,900.00ish and SkyTrak’s annual membership fees range from $99 – $295.00.

Golfing one of the world’s most famous championship golf courses in your pajamas on Christmas morning anyone, anyone?

 

 The Littlest Golfer 

A favorite go-to  for LPGA and PGA Tour players shopping for their children, The Littlest Golfer is the first of its kind “kid’s golf lifestyle brand”  for juniors ages newborn to 8 years old.

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TLG Logo with Mascots Putter and Sandy 

 

Owner and Founder Kris Wilson’s “Start Younger Play Longer” motto and signature turtle logo ~ Mascots Sandy (for girls) and Putter (for boys) are genius

The Littlest Golfer is probably best known for their TLC First Set of golf clubs available for left or right handed kids ages 18 months to 3 years ($100.00) and First Set Long ($110.00) for ages 3 to 5 years.

The “Littlest Grip Technology” custom molded grips ensure “the perfect grip every time” and the lightweight, perfect balancing of the clubs promotes proper hinge and swing technique in aspiring young golfers.

The Littlest Golfer's First Set Training Clubs

The Littlest Golfer’s First Set Training Clubs

 

Set comes with  a driver, 7-iron, putter, an alignment training rod, 3 “safe” foam TLG golf balls, an instructional DVD to help little golfers get started and a lightweight “Sunday Bag” for extra gear such as foam golf balls $12.00, range bucket $10.00, plush head covers $30.00.  Your child will feel like a pro!  

You name TLG carries it!   Apparel for newborns such as Onezees ($20-$34), Bibs ($14.00) and Minky Golf Ball Layette sets ($100) to Kids 7-8 years old.  Accessories such as the blue gingham bow tie for little gents ($14.00 ), caddie hats, visors, driver hats and performance tournament caps ($19.00) and argyle socks ($12.00);  Easy to read educational books  and flash cards creatively teaching kids the history and rules of golf make learning the game fun for tots.

For the techie kiddies in the family, check out “Bunker Blast”  TLG’s new Smartphone App.

How about bright and festive Mommy or Daddy and me outfits such as the Ladies Resort Skirt ($68.00) paired with the girls Resort Shift Dress ($55.00) and boys Resort Shorts ($38.00) or the Men’s blue Putter Print Pants ($95.00) paired with the boys blue Putter Print Pants ($55) and girls pink Sandy Print Pants ($55.00).

TLG has literally thought of everything ~ boys and girl’s caddie bibs ($28.00) quite fitting for competing in the Club Championship with your little one in tow to “help out!”

TLG Gift Cards make the perfect gift for the ‘lil golfers in your life who may like to choose their own presents.

Beware it’s hard not to peruse TLG website and not order whole wardrobes and accessories to boot for your children and then start shopping for every other kid you know for birthday and holiday presents too!

Biion Footwear 

Biion is a footwear company out of Australia.  Biion’s shoes are a bit of an anomaly in the fact that they can be worn on the beach, boating and out on the golf course, are anti-microbial, odor resistant and machine washable too!?

Designed for men, women and children these super comfy and environmentally friendly spikeless kicks are made out of a flexible, light weight Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) material.

Biion Golf Shoes come in 5 styles and 36 colors

Biion Golf Shoes  for Men, Women and Juniors 

 

Biion’s form to one’s foot and literally feel as close to walking barefoot as one can come and feature a shock resistant and dual density midsole.  A unique honeycomb sole pattern adds stability and traction to your every step out on the golf course as well.

Biions are laceless and slip on with with ease.  Aeration holes offer ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry so socks are not necessary.

Biion Golf Shoes come in 5 styles and 36 colors

Biion Golf Shoes come in 5 styles and 36 colors

 

A Junior line will hit the market this coming Spring 2016 with popular designs such as SpongeBob Squarepants!

These snazzy kicks will set you back $109.99 per pair and you may find yourself pickin’ up more than one fancy design to round out your wardrobe. 

 

Lindt 

A trio of milk chocolate hazelnut crème filled golf balls wrapped in gold foil.  Lindt ~ Master Swiss Chocolatier since 1845!  Price $10.00 a box.

Lindt ~ Trio of Hazelnut

Lindt’s Trio of milk chocolate hazelnut creme filled golf balls 

 

 

Godiva  

An elegant quartet of Milk chocolate cigars for the non-smoker in the foresome!  Godiva fine Belgium Chocolate since 1926.  Price $15.00 a box.

Godiva

Godiva quartet of milk chocolate cigars

 

 

Kentwool Socks 

Kentwool is one of, if not the most popular sock worn out on TOUR by LPGA and PGA Professionals.  A proprietary mix of super fine merino wool and other premium natural and high tech fibers, providing unbelievable moisture wicking protection (aka blister retardant) and comfort while walking the golf course.  Kentwool began Over a century ago, in 1843 as a wool manufacturing company in Pickens, South Carolina.  To this day Kentwool remains a global leader in wool-based manufacturing, innovative and quality yarns.

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Kentwool’s “Masters Sock” 

 

A favorite of PGA Tour Player Bubba Watson who famously designed and wore the “Kentwool Masters Sock”when he won his first Masters Championship in 2012!  Prices range from $19.95 for TourProfile/LowProfile socks and Tour Standard $24.95, 19th Hole Collection $28.00.

 Pamper your feet people! 

 

Saint Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris ~ 1821 Edition by Roger McStravick 

Author Roger McStravick’s new book “St. Andrews in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris” is a stunning picture history of the ancient Scottish town of St. Andrews, home to many golfing legends, through the eyes of Old Tom Morris ~ 4 time Open Champion.

 

St. Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris by Roger McStravick

St. Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris by Roger McStravick

 

McStravick’s book provides over 350 rare and unseen images, paintings and maps.   The reader is guided around 19th century St. Andrews learning about historic golfing legends, organizations, and the evolution of the Links and of the town of St. Andrews itself.

In the three years it took McStravick to research and pen his book he was given access to the archives of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, The University of St. Andrews and other national and private collections and unearthed many new historical facts and nuances about the era and St. Andrews.

 An avid collector of rare books on St. Andrews, accomplished Golf  Historian Roger McStravick has a Masters Degree in Golf Course Architecture and lives in St. Andrews.

MUST HAVE book that can be passed down thru generations ~ with 3 Editions to choose from for your holiday giving:

 The 79 Edition 

Thread sewn case bound leather edition, with forward by HRH Prince Andrew the Duke of York Foreword by Angela Howe, Director of The British Golf Museum, and Mr Peter E. Crabtree, co-author of Tom Morris of St Andrews, The Colossus of Golf, 1821-1908, Numbered, one of 79, and signed by author, 300 pages of full colour, printed on premium 150gsm Silk Art paper, Page size 280mm x 280mm (11″ x 11″)  Price 395 British pounds.

The Collector’s Edition 

Thread sewn Wibalin Edition. Full colour litho printed Wibalin Astra Nacrea cover with debossed centre photo, Foreword by HRH, Prince Andrew, Duke of York.  Foreword by Angela Howe, Director of The British Golf  Museum, and Peter E. Crabtree, co-author of Tom Morris of St Andrews, The Colossus of Golf, 1821-190.  Numbered, one of 250, and signed by author.  300 pages of full colour, printed on premium 150gsm Silk Art paper.  Page size 280mm x 280mm (11″ x 11″)  Price 295 British Pounds.

1821 Edition  

This soft cover edition of the book and there were only 1821 copies printed, the birth year of Old Tom Morris.  Price 60 British Pounds.   

 

Be quick like Santa Claus, you’ve still got plenty of time to scoop up “Goldie’s 2015 Holiday Wish List” MUST HAVE featured items in time for those special giving moments this holiday season!

 

 Click on the podcast player below to listen to December 10, 2015 Special Feature “Goldie’s Hot List ~ Goldie’s 2015 Holiday Wish List” on 95.9 WATD’s The South Shore’s Morning News broadcast!  

 

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