Following up from ideas we collected last weekend (linked here), a few more have trickled past us:
HOW TO MOW DOWN YOUR GAME
The item: The Weed Wacking Golf Driver.
The background: It’s a common scenario: You’ve driven your ball into some tall grass off the side of the fairway. Buried it, in fact. The only way back is bringing out the rescue club. Or … if only you had a weed wacker or something to help you out. Check that second driver in your bag — the one with the false bottom. With the help of six AA batters, the golf course maintence department will kick you off if they see this baby come out. Watch the video.
The price: $39.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.
FINDING RELIEF WITHOUT A RULEBOOK
The item: The UroClub.
The background: “This may sound like a joke, but it’s not,” says the description.”I am a Board Certified Urologist, practicing in Florida, a place where golf is played year round. Every day I hear these same complaints from my patients because they suffer from urinary frequency (a condition that can begin in men, as early as their mid 30s). Even if you don’t have this problem, let’s face it, there are not too many bathrooms on the golf course.” And let’s face it, there aren’t enough clubs in your bag already that take care of your game better than this one. Unscrew the cap at the end of the hollow club, use the towel for privacy, and aim straight.
The price: $24.95 at uroclub.com
A SLICE OF OLD SCHOOL
The item: A genuine Scottish hickory putter, driver (spoon or brassie) and iron (mashie or niblick).
The background: Someone has collected these gems from Scotland that were made and used between 1900 and 1920, before steel shafts replaced the wood hickory in 1925. Each is restored using original techniques and materials, such as the white linen thread pulled through tar used for whipping — the string used for fastening the sheep or cow leather grips to the shaft. There are certificates of authenticity, including model details such as the maker’s cleek marks, model series, and face type. Why would you ever play with them? Because, that what they’re meant to be used for.
The price: $299.95 (putter), $349.95 (driver) and $299.99 (iron) at Hammacher Schlemmer
THE MINI-ME VERSION
The item: My Mini Golf
The background: More than just a Fisher-Price version, and more for kids of all sizes — with adult supervision, because everyone needs to test their putting skills. A collection of German-tough plastic pieces form your own minature golf course in the living room, backyard or wherever a flat surface can be found. Bridges, towers, mazes — with clubs, balls and scorecards included. Maybe find a dealer in Holland to provide the windmills.
The price: From $169.95 to $299.95 depending on how many things you need, from Oceanside-based StartingTimeGolf.com.
WHY GRANDPA WON’T COME OUT OF THE BATHROOM
The item: The Potty Putter.
The background: There’s always time to practice your putting, so why not while you expend your natural hazards. Stop farting around and enjoy your own private course of action.
The price: $19.75 at amazon.com.