December 17, 2010
One of the nice things about living in the Cape Region is that Christmas shopping can be so easy, if you know where and especially when to go.
The folks at the Rehoboth Outlets and the big box retail stores around here are usually crowded with shopping tourists on the weekends, but the locals know that some of the best times to hunt for great Christmas gifts are during the week, when the stores are usually much quieter.
The shopping districts in Rehoboth, Lewes, and Milton also offer some great stuff that’s not always available elsewhere.
For those seeking golf-related gifts for their friends and family members, the trick to weekday shopping is to plan ahead a little bit, because some of these stores aren’t always open in the evening.
Nonetheless, the local golf shops will be happy to help, along with the pro shops at the Cape Region golf courses.
Pete McCaffrey of Ruddo’s Golf, on Route One in the Midway area, said his store’s hours of operation will continue to run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but if business warrants it, that closing time might stretch a bit in this last week before Christmas.
“We have all kinds of stuff on sale,” he said. “We’re selling Titleist Pro VIs that usually run for $46 at only $39.99. We also have the Nike One Tour balls that we normally sell for $49, and they’re marked down to $29.99.”
The store has a lot to offer, especially for those seeking to show their collegiate or professional sports allegiances. For example, Ruddo’s has University of Delaware windshirts at 20% off, along with UD golf gift sets (towel, tees, and logo balls) that Blue Hen golfing alumni would surely appreciate.
The store also has a wide assortment of NFL and MLB logo merchandise, including Titleist and Taylormade hats. Ashworth and Nike brand apparel are also on half-price sale, in addition to other summer style clothes from the past season.
McCaffrey said, “We have plenty of driver models on sale, especially with some of the new lines coming in, such as the Nike square-headed driver at $149. There are also some iron sets that start at $399.”
For more information, call Ruddo’s at 302-227-1520.
Bruce Goldsborough of Tee II Green Golf, on Rehoboth Avenue Extended, said he’s going to keep his shop open until 8 p.m. beginning Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 22.
“We have 50% off sales going on our clothes and shoes,” he said. “Everything in the store is priced down for the Christmas sale.”
Goldsborough highlighted his golf starter sets for men and women, which include woods, irons, and a golf bag at very reasonable prices. The store also features argyle sweaters of the type seen at this year’s Ryder Cup tournament, and a wide variety of other golf wear, such as rain jackets and wind vests.
While at Tee II Green, you might also check out their new indoor golf league, scheduled to start on January 10. Two men’s leagues will run on either Mondays or Fridays, and a women’s league will be in action on Wednesdays, in all cases from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is a reasonable $20 per person per night, and potential prizes are in the works. Each league night will accommodate three teams of four players.
For more information, call Tee II Green at 302-226-8333.
The Cape Region golf courses, such as The Rookery, Baywood Greens, and Old Landing, will also be happy to provide additional golf gift suggestions, such as gift certificates for tee times when the weather is better. All the local courses, both public and private, also do a nice bit of business selling logo items such as shirts and hats. Those items always make nice gifts for your local golfer.