(NC)—As more and more women hit the course for recreation or for business – or a bit of both – finding quality equipment and stylish accessories designed specifically for them is becoming much easier.
Whether gift shopping for a seasoned golfer or someone who’s just getting into the game, there is a wide range of possibilities and styles for every woman.
“Callaway Golf has done a great deal of research to create equipment tailored to women’s proportions and swing patterns,” says Barry Wallis, a CPGA Class “A” Professional and Manager of Golf Education at Callaway Golf Canada. “Playing with equipment suited to your body, style and experience level goes a long way to helping your game improve – and to having more fun on the course.”
For business or pleasure
Some women take up golf to build their list of business contacts, while others do it simply for the love of the game, a long walk, and some fresh air. No matter why they play the game, the type of gift to look for depends on her level of golf experience.
For women easing into the game, the gift of golf lessons over winter can build solid skills to take forward once the snow melts.
“Make sure you are taking lessons from a CPGA teaching professional, as they can help you recognize and eliminate any bad habits that might arise at the beginner level,” says Wallis. “Many cities across Canada have indoor golf facilities that offer lessons throughout the winter – a great way to develop basic golf skills in time for spring.”
Beginner clubs designed especially for women are important for the new golfer. Wallis recommends Callaway’s GEMS Set, a complete set of eight clubs for women, created after consultation with women golfers, instructors and expert designers.
For the seasoned golfer
If the woman on your list has been playing golf for years, gift ideas for the course could include golf accessories that go the extra mile, like a new pair of fashion-forward women’s golf shoes, hats and tote bags. The Chev UL shoe from Callaway, a spike-less golf shoe, can be worn on or off the course while the GEMS mesh cotton twill cap featuring Swarovski crystals will be sure to add a little sparkle to her game.
For women who have been playing with men’s equipment, Wallis recommends upgrading to a women’s driver, such as Callaway’s FT-iQ. Her performance on the course can also be boosted when a women’s driver is combined with the HX Pearl, Callaway’s three-piece performance golf ball designed specifically for women.
Wallis also recommends checking out Callaway’s range of stylish women’s watches and UV-reducing sunglasses. To help take the guesswork out of holiday shopping, Callaway has created the My Wishlist feature, available at mycallaway.ca. The service enables you to create a golf wish list that can be sent to friends and family to let them know what you’re really hoping for this year.
And don’t forget the kids: Callaway offers the XJ Junior Set, a complete set of pint-sized golf clubs for kids, in two age ranges: ages 5 to 8 or ages 9 to 12. For more information, visit www.callawaygolf.com/ca.