Turning 50 means that you are reaching the half-century mark; a landmark event. Trying to figure out what to get that milestone-reaching person can be tough, especially if he or she is a golf enthusiast. Really, how many golf balls does a person need?
...believe it or not, the fact that they have a passion like golf makes it a little easier for you to get them something for the big five-oh.
But, believe it or not, the fact that they have a passion like golf makes it a little easier for you to get them something for the big five-oh. It's important for you to do something extra for this birthday. You want to let them know that you really put some thought into it. So, here are a couple of tips for coming up with a really incredible 50th birthday gift for the golf lover in your life.
Try to make a golf dream come to life. The nice thing about someone turning 50 is that you know in advance that this birthday is coming. This will allow you to save up for the big event. If you know that this golf lover dreams of playing the brilliant greens in Scotland, why not plan a golf trip for two, and have them spend a week playing the courses in Scotland?
Maybe their golf dream is to be a spectator at the Masters. It will take some time and planning, but you could arrange a trip for them to be a part of the glory and excitement of seeing Tiger Woods in action at the Masters!
If fulfilling a golf dream is out of your budget, you might consider putting together a "50 Years of Golf" for your special someone. Now this isn’t just any 50 years, but THEIR 50 years. Take the time to find some old photos, have family members write little stories or memories of when "Joe" first started playing golf. This can be fun for the entire family and it really lets the birthday boy or girl know that what is important to them is recognized by those they love.
If the golfer in your life has a really good sense of humor, buy them more golf balls and golf tees… just not your typical run of the mill kind! There are humorous tees that can be purchased and golf balls that are decorated to resemble other things such as sports balls or faces of famous people. You can even buy golf balls covered in jokes! Take all of these items and create a golf gift basket. You can use an ordinary golf ball basket, or there are novelty mini golf bags available; some of them even sing.
Suppose your golfer really needs a new set of clubs or a couple of clubs replaced. If you want to get them a new putter, spend some time and find that perfect gag putter - like a potty putter. This is a mini version of a real putter for the avid golfer who just can't stand to be away from the game even to use the restroom. Now, they can sit and play at their leisure.
There are also many golf gifts that you can personalize for the up and coming 50-year-old. There are many golf plaques for the home and office, or yard signs. This will let everyone know that there is a golf lover on the premises.
If your birthday person would really rather be on the course than anything else, you may want to think about buying them a one-year membership to a local upscale golf course or club. Buying a golf membership will help them get out on the course as often as they'd like without having to worry about greens fees. Let's face it, we all know that members are treated better than the golfer that walks in off the street. Why not let your 50 year old golfer feel like a celebrity on the course?
Finally, if the person you are trying to buy for really loves golf, but isn't the best golfer, consider getting them lessons from a well respected golf pro. It's never too late to learn and we all know that practice makes perfect. Buying them lessons is probably something they wouldn't do themselves yet would enjoy.