Good Golf Gifting

The holiday season is approaching and for many golf enthusiasts, there is no better gift than one that will make for an enjoyable 2004 season.  There’s never a shortage of gift ideas for golfers, but the real question is what will put a smile on the face of that special someone on your list.

We decided to ask Door County golfers and professionals what they are putting on their wish lists this year.  Here’s what we discovered:

Ted Laitner, Realtor and Avid Golfer:  “Enough golf lessons for a new golf swing,” and “a membership to Augusta National Golf Course.”

Jason Daubner, Golf Professional at Maxwelton Braes: for the golf industry in Door County, “Growth of the game including junior and senior golfers – to get more people interested in and excited about the game of golf.”

Carrie Baldwin, Wedding Planner and Golf Enthusiast: “Three days of golfing and lessons with Jason Daubner because he is so patient and I’m not!” and “a new Titleist putter.”

“JJ” Johnson, Restauranteur and Golfer Extraordinaire: “More time to golf and less work! Longer spring and fall seasons.”

Tim Bauman, Golf Professional at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club provided an array of hot new products for next season:

  • Cobra is introducing a new line of woods for men in November
  • Callaway is coming out with a new driver – the ERC Fusion – to compliment the Big Bertha II.  The ERC Fusion has been in prototype testing this season and will be available for next season.
  • Ping will be introducing a new set of irons to compliment the existing I3 iron: the G2 and G2HL for higher handicap golfers and, for the first time, they have created a blade iron – the S59 – for lower handicap golfers.
  • Titleist Pro V1 balls continue to be one of the hottest sellers.
  • Pinnacle will be introducing a new ball this year.
  • Fairway & Greene offers an excellent line of men’s and ladies’ attire – the golf shirts are Tim’s favorite.