Altvater: Christmas ideas for your favorite golferWritten by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
If your significant other or someone on your list is a crazed birdie hunter who has golf on the brain 24/7 then here are a few ideas that may help alleviate your Christmas shopping woes.
Every golf course in the Toledo area offers gift certificates for green fees that can be used throughout the year.
The “Toledo Traditions of Golf Trail Pass” offers 99 holes of golf including cart at four of Toledo’s classic golf courses for the low price of $99. South Toledo Golf Club, Collins Park Golf Course, Detwiler Park Golf Course, designed by Arthur Hills, and historic Ottawa Park Golf Course are all included in the Toledo Traditions of Golf Trail Pass.
You can visit any of these fine courses to purchase a Toledo Traditions of Golf Trail Pass or you can go online to southtoledogolf.com.
If a golf travel package to a warmer climate is a wee bit pricey for your shopping budget, check out the golf simulators at Tamaron Golf Club’s Indoor Golf Center.
Every Toledo area golfer can play Pebble Beach, The Old Course at St. Andrews or even Spyglass without ever leaving town. This oasis in the heart of Toledo is not a mirage. Through the wonders of technology 38 different golf courses can be dialed up for play. The Indoor Golf Center is equipped with About Golf Simulators manufactured right here in Maumee and are the leading graphic and golf simulators in the United States. In addition to providing an enjoyable golf outing, these simulators offer a learning opportunity as swing speed, spin rate and loft angle data is recorded.
Gift certificates are available and weekday rates are only $25 per hour, slightly higher on the weekends. There is even an Indoor Golf Center membership package available starting as low as $99. Contact the Tamaron Country Club at 419-474-0501 for more information or visit www.tamaroncc.com.
The newly renovated Golf Performance Institute of Toledo (The Golf PIT), formerly the Maumee SportsMall Driving Range, can supply any golf gifting need. The Golf PIT provides a fully stocked pro shop and provides the complete golf experience for local golfers.
Protected and heated indoor hitting areas with lush new mats are available for practice all winter long. Driving range packages are available in various dollar amounts.
Schedule a session with the fitness expert at The Golf PIT. Gaining flexibility and improving one’s physical fitness will help any golfer improve their game.
Give your golfer a club fitting appointment with the pros at the Golf PIT. Even the most hi-tech golf gear won’t help improve your golf game unless it is fitted to your unique swing. The Golf PIT pros can fit any golfer to the right equipment for his or her swing.
Browse the fully stocked pro shop for that perfect gift for your favorite golfaholic. A full line of sweaters, shirts, slacks, shoes, balls, clubs and every other golf necessity is on stock at The Golf PIT.
How about helping your favorite golfer improve his or her game? Golf lesson packages are available from local golf instructors. Visit www.toledoohiogolflessons.com for single or multi-lesson packages that will help golfers play better and get more enjoyment from their golf game.
You don’t have to travel far and wide to find the perfect gift for your golfer. Stop by any of these local golf shops or just visit their websites to shop from the comfort of your own home while wearing your favorite fuzzy bunny slippers.
Merry Christmas golfers everywhere!