Gifts for the Golfer Golf is a sport that many take very seriously. Others not so much. No matter the skill level of that special someone on your Christmas list this year, plenty of options for gifts are available. New balls, golf bags and clubs will be flying off the shelves this holiday season. Why not set your gift apart from the rest? Rain Gear You’re in the middle of walking a long hole with minimum tree cover, and the skies open up. Rain showers down on you and you have no choice but to laugh it off and walk a little faster. If you play golf regularly, this has likely happened to you. Rain gear can be an invaluable tool to golfers who choose to play through inclement weather – even in downpour conditions. Many companies make waterproof rain hoods that snap on a golf bag, allowing for easy access to clubs in adverse conditions. You could also check your recipient’s bag sometime to see if the golfer is properly prepared for the rain. A golf umbrella and rain slicker can go a long way in the wet weather. GPS Units Sometimes even the most high-level golfers need a hand. If they don’t have a caddy to help them measure distance or identify course challenges, the next best thing may be a portable GPS unit that gives them laser-accurate information on these factors. These units provide accurate yardages to both the green and layup locations. They display information on high-resolution screens and function similarly to a GPS device you may rely on in your car. Animal Head Covers If you’ve watched any professional golf, you know that many of the sport’s superstars cover their club heads with stuffed animal heads like lions, Koala bears and tigers. The fluffy features may seem a bit zany, but they actually do serve a purpose – protecting the club heads from the elements while also giving many otherwise serious golfers a reason to relax and smile every once in a while. Some online companies have every breed of dog, farm animal and even sea creature imaginable on their head cover line. From monkeys to wild boars, you can find a product that fits the personality of the golfer in your life. Wishing all of Wallowa County a very Merry Christmas! Back from left: Josi Brennan, Bob Williams, John Bailey, Jacinda Mitchell Front from left: Nancy Maasdam, Jolene Cox, Tressie Allen 10 • Home for the Holidays 2015 • www.wallowa.com Enterprise Branch • 101 Hogan Street 541-426-4205 • www.beobank.com Hometown People, Hometown Spirit!