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I am an old golfer

I have been trying to hit that little ball into a hole for a VERY long time. I began playing in high school and I turn 70 in a matter of weeks. You do the math. My wife often asks me why I play if I come home hurting and frustrated. She asks why I still need to take lessons after all of this time. She obviously doesn’t play, because the love of the game is what keeps we old golfers going…swing after swing (whether at the driving range during the week or on the course on the weekend).

While the game itself hasn’t changed in my over 50 years of playing, my equipment certainly has.

Upgrading clubs and shoes are something we all do, but as we age there are a few more things that I find myself needing and one to enjoy when I get home.


Tuli’s Plantar Fasciitis Insoles

These shock absorbers for your feet are a no-brainer for golfers who suffer from foot pain. I kept thinking that a new pair of golf shoes would help, but it turned out that the paid I bought last season are FINE, all they needed was a premium arch support from Tuli’s. It’s amazing what replacing your inner sole with a product that fully supports your feet. I don’t have plantar fascitis, but I do have issues with my arches and as a result, I get heel pain. It’s amazing that I got IMMEDIATE comfort once I put these into my shoes.

They are simple to use. Simply take out your old insoles and measure your Tuli’s Plantar Fasciitis Insoles and trim to fit. Then toss your old, flat, no-good insoles in the trash and replace them with your new Tuli’s. It’s amazing how comfortable your feet will feel, and how it will improve your game. I’m not promising that they’ll take any strokes off your game, but you may just find yourself playing a full 18 holes instead of quitting after 9.

Tuli’s Plantar Fascitiis Insoles provide

  • Metatarsal Cushion – with a multi-layer design to provide comfort with each step you take
  • Metatarsal Arch Support – for added relief and comfort
  • Arch Support – this superior medial arch support helps with plantar fasciitis and flat feet (like mine)
  • Heel Cushion – with a 4″ angled heel support that will improve your posture and offer you comfort

Tule’s Insoles are available from Medi-Dyne – $39.99

Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap

The knees always seem to be the first to go. One wrong twist (yes, honey, THAT is why I’m always taking lessons), and I’m done, so keeping my knee stabilized means that I can play both without knee pain or even worse, injuring it once again. That little bit of support can absorb and disperse the unnatural force that our bodies cam put on the knee and relieve it. Cho-Pat’s knee strap really helps reduce keep mobility throughout the game with great support. Why risk having to sit out another match just because your knee isn’t up to it?

Above the Knee Support

  • Reduces the force of quad muscles on the knee
  • Lessens the potential for misalignment

Below the Knee Support

  • Improves tracking
  • Reduces displacement

Relieve and Prevent:

  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Weak Knees
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease

Order a Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap (or 2) at Medi-Dyne for $27.99

2Toms Gripshield Grip Enhancer

My son (who’s a much better golfer than I am) has been asking about this product, so I was happy to have him put it to the test for me. He can go out and play 30 holes with his friends (ah, to be 30-something again), but his non-gloved hand would get sweaty and slippery. He gave it a go this Memorial Day weekend and found that it definitely made a difference in how he was able to keep the club comfortably in his hand by providing a nice dry palm to make gripping the club much easier.

Applying 2Toms Gripshield is as easy as putting on hand cream. Simply shake the bottle and put a small amount on one hand and rub the front, back, fingers, and between your fingers with the product. Unlike other grip-enhancing products, 2Toms stays on all day and doesn’t dry out with a film. The small 1.50-ounce bottle fits easily into your golf bag so that you can reapply it as you need to.

2Toms Gripshield dries your hands for a better grip

  • Enhances Grip
  • Provides a Natural Grip
  • No Powdery Mess
  • Works Fast
  • Non-Sticky and Non-Greasy

Pick up a bottle at Medi-Dyne and while you’re at it, pick one up for the tennis player in your life. – Priced at $10.99

After a good day on the links, this Dad wants to come home and enjoy BBQ! But, he also wants it to be easy and delicious. That’s why I choose…

Bushwick Kitchens

Whether you like it sweet or hot, salty or tangy, Bushwick Kitchen has a sauce that you’ll love.

The pre-made gift boxes make Father’s Day gift giving easy, and you can choose from an array of trio options from

  • Three Knees Spicy Set
  • Weak Knees Siracha
  • Trees Knees Maple Gift Set with Honey
  • Trees Knees Maple Gift Set with Cinnamon
  • Bees Knees Honey Gift Set
  • Or make up your own gift with individual sauces and honey

They offer free shipping on orders over $35.

Order them now at Bushwick Kitchen – prices vary

We hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day! Now go out and hit some balls.