Last-minute Valentine's Day gift for a never-ending winter
It’s hard to tell which is piling up more quickly: the snow on my home course, or the clubs, balls, shoes, shirts, bags, and range finders I need to test and review. Both accumulations are depressing the hell out of me.
After two straight years of being able to golf year-round, I suppose we were due for an actual winter, but geez-Louise, the concomitant cabin fever might be terminal.
Self-medicating may well be the key to survival. Without a stocked bar, loaded spice rack, and full larder of quality foodstuffs, chances are they’d find me come spring curled up on the basement floor, clutching a box of Nike RZN golf balls in an eternal death grip.
For those of you who find yourselves in similar dire straights, ask – nay, beg – your loved ones to bestow the gift of a Mantry subscription. Billed as “The Modern Man’s Pantry", Mantry sends monthly hand-made wooden crates full of American-sourced craft foods, from Alaskan birch syrup to Acorn Borselino Salami from Iowa to Brooklyn Brine Hop Pickles.
Each month is a new theme, and each crate has distinctive, unique, artisanal ingredients. And it may just provide the motivation and sustenance required to survive until he can tee it up again.
Man does not live on titanium and bent grass alone, after all …
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