Fly (and Buy) First Class
Upgraded essentials for the elite explorer: Hermès Golfer Bag ($2,175; 800-441-4488, hermes.com), with a drop bottom for shoe storage. Cartier La Doña Travel Clock ($600; 800-227-8437, cartier.com), which features luminescent hands and an alarm. DreamSacks Luxury Travel Kit ($196; 800-670-7661, dreamsack.com), including a cashmere blanket and eye mask, tucked into a silk pouch. Nokia 8600 Luna ($778; 866-596-6542, nokiausa.com), a quad-band world phone with camera and Bluetooth technology. Sony DSC-T100 Cyber-shot Digital Camera ($350; 888-222-7669, sonystyle.com), which pairs with the Sony GPS Image Tracker to catalog photos with satellite precision. Smythson Mara Passport Cover ($235; 866-769-8476, smythson.com), made with calf leather. Ety8 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones ($299; 888-389-6684, etymotic.com), with iPod adapter.
Fineries for the discerning golfer, on and off the course: Ralph Lauren Swinford Backgammon Set ($995; 888-475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com), with hand-carved chips. Brooks Brothers Country Club Golf Belt ($98; 800-274-1815, brooksbrothers.com), featuring a removable divot tool. Walter Genuin Getsby Woven Sapin Golf Shoes ($570; 888-215-5855, ladygolf.com), which can also be worn off the course. Bettinardi Grande Riserva Putter ($1,500; 314-368-1010, tksputters.com), a classic made with solid brass. Mulholland Brothers Practice Putter Hole ($46; 877-685-4655, mulhollandbrothers.com), for the executive office. Titleist Pro V1 ($58 a dozen; 800-225-8500, titleist.com), the pro’s ball of choice. Dunhill Limited-Edition Harold Riley Loch Lomond Lighter ($2,700; 212-753-9292, dunhill.com), sterling silver, available in five styles. Bobby Jones Coaster Set ($100; 888-603-8968, bobbyjonesshop.com), set of six. Tiffany & Co. Plaid Cut Decanter ($155; 800-526-0649, tiffany.com), which holds twenty-seven ounces of your favorite spirit. Truefitt & Hill Dopp Kit ($399; 800-236-8089, truefitt.com), including an ivory-handled razor and matching badger-hair shave brush.
Special somethings for the lady golfer who has everything: Toss Designs Shoe Bag ($44; 415-455-9587, tossdesigns.com), with an exterior zippered pocket to stow socks. Lija by Linda Hipp Kissmou Vest ($180; 604-270-6060, lijastyle.com), a water-resistant shell to stay dry and warm. Tiffany & Co.Link Clasp Bracelet with Golf Club Charm ($2,650 for both; 800-526-0649, tiffany.com)—the golf ball shines with brilliant round diamonds. Cartier Golfer Stationery ($45; 800-227-8437, cartier.com), engraved correspondence cards. Ame & Lulu Golf Belt ($24; 617-730-9604, ameandlulu.com), to keep three tees always handy. Keri Golf Tote ($95; 856-616-9064, kerigolf.com), water-resistant and including a felt shoe bag for clean transport to and from the course. Ralph Lauren RL7005 Sunglasses ($209; 800-786-4527, sunglasshut.com), with 100 percent UV protection and a scratch-resistant coating. Walter Genuin White and Khaki Classic Golf Shoe ($475; 888-215-5855, ladygolf.com), in suede, with removable kilties.