Our testers just loved these five items of all the dozen or so tested.


Swing Control

This Montreal-based company has got it right!

Swing Control, a manufacturer of performance-based golf-centric apparel, reveals its collections curated for the spring and Mother’s Day. These combinations of tops and bottoms were selected for the ultimate in comfort and styling for the upcoming warmer months.

The Swing Control motto, “Where fashion meets function” describes the golf lifestyle apparel line perfectly. The company’s focus is on hitting that perfect balance between fashion and function at the core of every collection.

Dahlia Vented Techno Ankle Pant features old blooms that continue to dominate the fashion scene, and this exquisite piece will take you from the driving range to a dinner date with breathtaking allure. Exotic with strong feminine vibes, it makes a statement without being too loud, rendered in classic hues for a sophisticated edge.

• Slim Fit
• Slip-on elasticized waistband for optimal comfort
• Built-in tummy control
• Inseam: 28”
• Side vents
• 2 angled front pockets / 2 back welt pockets
• Flexible stretch fibers provide uninhibited range-of-motion
• Lightweight + breathable
• Colors: Black + Navy Dahlia print










An alluring alternative to your basic t-shirt, this buttery soft beauty exudes sultry femininity with a youthful, girlie vibe. A classic crewneck lends an understated chic, with pretty petal-slit sleeves to amp up the playful elegance. It’s a match-with-anything, go-anywhere summer essential.

• Slim fit
• Petal-slit sleeves
• Crewneck
• Flexible stretch fibers provide uninhibited range-of-motion
• Lightweight + breathable
• Colors: Black, Blossom, Coral, Navy, Red, Sky, Violet, White, Zest

Bamboo Long Sleeve Hoodie Sky

A wardrobe staple for the fashionable golfer, the Bamboo Hoodie is possibly the most comfortable piece you will ever wear.

Made from a silky soft bamboo that drapes beautifully, it’s cut with a minimal aesthetic and a relaxed fit that’s easy to layer with other key pieces. Long sleeves and a cross-front hood provide extra protection on chilly or rainy days, injecting a sporty sophistication and a low-key, cool-girl vibe.

Endlessly versatile, it’s a basic must-have that works well whether you’re killing it on the course or hanging out with the kids.

• Women’s bamboo long-sleeve golf hoodie
• Crossover hood
• Front Length: 25 1/2″
• Relaxed fit
• Rounded hem, slightly longer back
• Flexible stretch fibers for maximum mobility
• Lightweight + breathable
• Colors: White, Black, Navy, Violet, Sky, Coral, Blossom
• Made in China

$85.00                www.swingcontrol.com




Tommy Bahama’s Full-zip On Par Vest – The ideal gift for Mom

When you need an extra layer for those early morning tee times, reach for a vest that’s as stylish as it is warm. With its water-repellent, UV-protecting fabric, nothing will get in the way of your comfort on the course.

This style contains recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles using less resources.

Tommy Bahama’s workmanship is as always, the highest quality, comfortable and stylish.

The Tommy Bahama vest is a perfect lightweight vest for either on or off the golf course. It is light to travel with, making it easy to pack into a bag. The fit is true to size making the length of the vest easy to add layers underneath, if needed. The material of the vest makes it easy to move and allows you to swing with ease.


$148.00                www.tommybahama.com


Honma 2022 D1 Ball BT2201 Golf Balls

Mom is going to enjoy a golf ball that delivers great distance, but the color palette of the balls is sure to at least match her outfits.

The D1 golf balls’ two-layer Ionomer construction delivers distance and a great feel for players with sub 90 mph clubhead speed.

The balls feature a 2-piece construction with a 368 dimple pattern for added carry.


  • Vibrant high-visibility neon cover
    • Includes 3 balls in each color

$17.00                         www.us.honmagolf.com


Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. Visit: www.facebook.com/PGTAA  to see all the latest mental strategies, travel, and equipment reviews. Currently, he also works with between 10 to 12 PGA TOUR players on the mental side of golf.

He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and serves both as a consultant and mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his previous book, “How to Build Business Relationships through Golf,” which is still on the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s bestseller list. His current book, “The Right Mind for Golf,” is now in its 13th reprint and is available on Amazon and at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Just released on June 30th, his new book, “The Right Mind for Putting,” is now available at https://www.pgtaa.com/product/the-right-mind-for-putting-2023.