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|Fila's 2010 women's golf collection blends high-tech materials and cutting-edge fashion. (Courtesy of Fila Golf)|
Looking for a great Mother's Day gift for the golfer in your life? There are a lot of fashionable choices, such as Bling Headcovers, Scheyden sunglasses or anything from the Fila Golf collection.
There are a few sports that are associated not just with athletic competition but also with an entire lifestyle. Avid golfers appreciate this golfing culture, an important aspect of which is golf couture. After all, even if you shank your approach into a pond, you can look snazzy doing it.
Here are some fashionable gift ideas for this Mother's Day.
If Mom's looking for attention-grabbing headcovers, AB Golf Designs (formerly Butthead Covers; www.abgolfdesigns.com) offers a unique, playful twist.
Recognized worldwide for its fun-filled "bottoms-up" themed Butthead line, the company has added the Bling collection ($29.95) available in a rainbow of colors to dress up mom's clubs.
The only full-coverage wrap design to offer a unique custom fit, Scheyden's Composite Hybrid sunglasses ($259-$309; www.scheyden.com) are the perfect accessory for moms who enjoy the outdoors.
Handcrafted from only the finest materials, the recently unveiled collection combines a cedar rolling-composite frame with flexible, hypoallergenic NiAg temples and cloisonné tips for complete comfort, even when wearing with a hat.
Embracing Fila's tradition of enhancing an individual's performance without hindering the natural features of the body, the 2010 Fila Golf collection (www.filagolf.com) blends premium and eco friendly fabrics with moisture wicking, quick drying and antimicrobial properties, and other technical characteristics.
For Mom, the Sussex Textured Polo ($80) is chic and feminine with a long, thin placket and gathered front-shoulder yoke, while the Marseille Striped Shirt ($80) is distinctly Parisian with cap sleeves and red buttons. The Rimini Golf Skort's ($100) asymmetrical, mesh, left side panel and ruffle are both athletic and flirty.
Deck Mom out for $599 this year with Tour Edge's 20-piece Moda Silk set. The soup-to-nuts deal includes clubs (driver to putter), headcovers and bag, all in either champagne blue or pink. It promises luxury, style and performance all in one set (www.touredge.com).
Carried in competition by LPGA Tour stars Christina Kim, Se Ri Pak and Michelle McGann, keri golf's 2010 Newport collection (www.kerigolf.com) brings Mom's personality to the course. Accented with pops of contrasting color, patent leather trims and gold hardware, the distinctly feminine line's latest offerings include cart and stand bags ($335.99), totes ($105) and headcovers ($56).
To complement her premium collection, designer Keri Murschell has also introduced the keri sport collection by Adams Golf ($199), created in partnership with the leading equipment manufacturer. The keri sport collection features polka dots, stripes and rose blooms in a retro blue, green and white scheme. These new cart and stand bags are also available as part of a 14-piece integrated set ($999.99), including the easy-to-hit Idea a7OS clubs, to offer something for women at all levels of the game.
May 5, 2010
Kiel Christianson has lived, worked, traveled and golfed extensively on three continents. As senior writer and equipment editor for WorldGolf.com, he has reviewed courses, resorts, and golf academies from California to Ireland, including his home course, Lake of the Woods G.C. in Mahomet, Illinois. Read his golf blog here.
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