I’ve been playing golf for 50 years, and I’m on my third set of clubs. That doesn’t make me a consumer golf equipment manufacturers are likely to covet. But I still dream.
I’d love to be able to pick anything off the Golf Digest Hot List and see if I’d start burning up the course.
And how about lessons with David Leadbetter that might actually make me better?
Oh, and could I get Tom Fazio to design my own practice holes in the backyard?
But the truth is, as far as golf goes, I have everything. At least that’s what the pro at my club told me when I cashed in my season’s winnings for merchandise in the pro shop last week.
I had a good year that earned me a fleece, a windbreaker, a shirt and a towel, plus a rain hat, which my wife picked out for herself. I consider that a record haul, and none of it involved trying to understand the standings for the FedEx Cup.
But for all you dreamers like me out there, there is always more stuff and for budgets of any size there’s even something affordable.
So, let’s start working our way through a list of gift ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas for the golfer who has everything.