Mom's the word: Mother's Day gift guide

By Bailey MosierApril 27, 2013, 2:20 pm

Mother's Day is fast-approaching and that means it's time to give gifts to the women in your life who give so much. There's something in here for every mom, wife, aunt, grandmother or whoever you want to treat this Mother's Day.

1. Fila Golf

Fila golf

The women's Fila Golf collection is chic and sophisticated, and the material, styles and prints compliment women of all shapes and sizes.

For more information or to purchase something from the Fila Golf collection, click here.


2. Ecco Hybrid golf shoes

Ecco

These Ecco hybrid golf shoes can be worn on or off the fairway, and in anyway your mom desires. The (from left to right) Golf Fashion Life Bootie, Golf Street Sport and Classic Hybrid are spikeless, but full of spunk for the fashion-focused female in your life.

For more information or to purchase Ecco shoes, click here.


3. Stitch headcovers

Stitch headcovers

Stitch is a North Carolina-based company that sells handcrafted leather headcovers in cool, retro styles. If your mother's golf bag is due for a makeover, check out these feminine, flirty styles.

For more information or to purchase Stitch headcovers, click here.


4. Custom club fitting/spa package

Club Fitting Spa Package

There's no better way to spoil your mother than to custom-tailor a club fitting and spa getaway specific to her needs. Cool Clubs, a custom club-fitting company based in Scottsdale, Ariz., offers club-fitting packages to get the special woman in your life dialed in and chilled out.

If your mother doesn't live in the Scottsdale area, Cool Clubs has locations in Irvine, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Dallas, Texas; Stamford, Conn.; Tokyo, Japan; and Sanctuary Cove, Australia.

If it's Scottsdale you're sending your mother to, she'll be treated to a day at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess spa.

For more information or to book a club fitting and spa vacation package, click here.


5. Trip to The Players

TPC Sawgrass clubhouse

Mother's Day falls on the Sunday of The Players this year, so what better way to spend the weekend with your mom than at the home of the PGA Tour?

For more information, to purchase your tickets to The Players and to plan your trip to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., click here.


6. Tin Cup 'Fore the Ladies Package'

Tin Cup

The 'Fore the Ladies Package' is a perfect treat for the golfing lady in your life. Every woman wants to leave her mark on the world, and the Tin Cup ball marker package can help her leave a mark that's stylish. The package contains the Tin Cup of your choice, a leather pouch, and a black clip.

For more information or to purchase your custom Tin Cup package, click here.


7. Limited edition pink Titleist ProV1's

Titleist

These imited edition ProV1's began shipping in April and continue through May 15. The construction and performance of the golf ball is exactly the same as the current ProV1, but the limited edition model features a pink play number and sidestamp, as well as special white packaging.

The limited edition golf ball is available in select markets, while supplies last. Check with your local authorized Titleist golf ball retailer for more information on availability and pricing, and for more information click here.

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UCLA junior Vu named WGCA Player of the Year

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 22, 2018, 3:23 pm

UCLA junior Lilia Vu was named Player of the Year on Tuesday by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

Vu recorded the lowest full-season scoring average (70.37) in UCLA history. Her four tournament wins tied the school record for most victories in a single season.

Vu was also named to the WGCA All-America first team. Here's a look at the other players who joined her on the prestigious list:

WGCA First Team All-Americans

  • Maria Fassi, Junior, University of Arkansas
  • Kristen Gillman, Sophomore, University of Alabama
  • Jillian Hollis, Junior, University of Georgia
  • Cheyenne Knight, Junior, University of Alabama
  • Jennifer Kupcho, Junior, Wake Forest University
  • Andrea Lee, Sophomore, Stanford University
  • Leona Maguire, Senior, Duke University
  • Sophia Schubert, Senior, University of Texas
  • Lauren Stephenson, Junior, University of Alabama
  • Maddie Szeryk, Senior, Texas A&M University
  • Patty Tavatanakit, Freshman, UCLA
  • Lilia Vu, Junior, UCLA
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Stroud's caddie wins annual PGA Tour caddie tournament

By Rex HoggardMay 22, 2018, 3:15 pm

Casey Clendenon, who caddies for Chris Stroud, won the gross division of the annual PGA Tour caddie tournament on Monday, shooting a 5-under 66 at Trinity Forest Golf Club, site of last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson.

Scott Tway (65), who caddies for Brian Harman, won the net division by two strokes over Wayne Birch, Troy Merritt’s caddie.

Kyle Bradley, Jonathan Byrd’s caddie, took second place with a 71 in the gross division.

The tournament was organized by the Association of Professional Tour Caddies, and proceeds from the event went to two charities. The APTC donated $20,000 to Greg Chalmers’ charity, MAXimumChances.org, which aids families living with autism. The association also donated $10,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

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Bjorn adds four Ryder Cup veterans as vice captains

By Will GrayMay 22, 2018, 1:05 pm

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has added a quartet of vice captains for the biennial matches this fall in Paris.

Bjorn had already named Robert Karlsson as his first assistant, and he announced Tuesday at the BMW PGA Championship that his group of advisors will also include major champions Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell, and former world No. 1s Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.

Westwood is among Europe's most decorated Ryder Cup players, and his addition in this role signals he likely won't participate as a player in the matches for the first time since 1995. The Englishman has spoken openly about his desire to captain the European squad at Whistling Straits in 2020, but he's been quiet on the course in recent months, with a missed secondary cut at the Houston Open his only start since mid-February.

Harrington is seen as another possible captain for the 2020 matches, and he'll don an earpiece for the third straight Ryder Cup, having represented Europe as a player on six straight teams from 1999-2010.

Donald played on four Ryder Cup teams from 2004-12, with the Europeans winning each time he was on the roster. This will mark his first stint as a vice captain, as Donald announced last month that he would be sidelined indefinitely while recovering from a back injury.

At age 38, McDowell will be the youngest vice captain in the room, having holed the winning putt eight years ago at Celtic Manor. He won the French Open in both 2013 and 2014 at Le Golf National, site of this year's matches, and will also be making his debut as a vice captain.

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Bidder pays $50,000 to caddie for Woods

By Grill Room TeamMay 22, 2018, 12:28 pm

Someone has paid $50,000 to caddie for Tiger Woods at this year’s Hero World Challenge.

An unnamed bidder paid for the opportunity at an auction Saturday night at Tiger Jam, where monies are raised to support the Tiger Woods Foundation.



The Hero World Challenge will be contested Nov. 29-Dec. in Albany, Bahamas. The pro-am is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28.